Streamed live on Mar 25, 2015
Streamed live on Mar 25, 2015
Shortwave radio was a mainstay of international news and information programs. It was the “new media” embraced to bypass and overcome the censorship of cables, the “old media.” This was particularly true in the United States. Radio broadcasting was seen as such an important and critical element to our national security a century ago that the Secretary of the Navy, a newspaper owner interested in the psychological defense of the nation, tried several times to nationalize wireless transmitters. He may have failed, but he contributed to forcing a British firm to sell their U.S. broadcasting assets which became the Radio Corporation of America. Indicative of the importance of the medium, RCA voting stock could only be owned by U.S. citizens, a restriction that was not removed until the 1980s.
Shortwave radio was used by nations for engagement, to distribute news and information to faraway places. It is not surprising then to see a new article urging the use of shortwave today to penetrat..Read more
Studentska kancelarija za kampanju „Ne članstvu Kosova* u UNESKO“ počela je sa radom 29. oktobra 2015. godine u Kosovskoj Mitrovici, sa namerom da ukaže svetskoj i domaćoj javnosti na konkretne razloge zbog kojih tzv Kosovo* ne može i ne sme postati član UNESCA. Aktivnosti ove Kancelarije realizovane su putem Facebook naloga https://www.facebook.com/StudentiZaIstinu na kojem suRead more
18 Oct 2019 — DFAT
Working together is key to strengthening resilience across the Asia-Pacific
This year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, or “DRR Day”, is a time to reflect on how risk-informed development can minimise the impacts of natural hazards on our communities. Urbanisation and climate change mean that disaster risk reduction is more important than ever. To solve these complex problems we need coordinated and clever solutions. It’s a challenge most Australians are all too familiar with.
It’s also something our neighbours across the region are grappling with. Australia sits in the centre of the Asia-Pacific, the world’s most disaster-exposed region. A person living in the Asia-Pacific is almost twice as likely to be affected by a disaster as a person living in Africa.
We share common issues and challenges with our Asia-Pacific partners, especially our range of rural, remote, urban and coastal communities and our increasing exposure to highly vola..Read more
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Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna
7th September 2020 Vienna, Austria
How Austria has – and hasn’t – changed‘You were a diplomat in Vienna in the ‘80s?’ My interlocutor scans me, perhaps wondering why I am still working, or alive. ‘It must have changed so much!’
‘Well…’ I seek a diplomatic reply. ‘Yes and no.’
Oscar Wilde famously said “Comparisons are odious”. I often cite him when asked which of my diplomatic postings I have preferred out of Vienna, Moscow, Berlin, Kyiv and Istanbul. But Vienna has evolved since 1984-87, when I served here as second secretary press and political.
With exactly one year to go before I am due to conclude my posting as ambassador in Vienna, I thought I would have a go at highlighting five things that have changed since the ‘80s, and five things that haven’t:
What hasn’t changed
(i) Vienna used to be so grey and dull, didn’t it? Young Vi..Read more
There is a lot of talk about political leaders, foreign ministries and individual ambassadors in the social media, but there is a more important discussion when it comes to digital diplomacy. Rather than consuming digital content and playing with social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, the real challenge of online diplomacy is about ‘digitalRead more