A tech architect from Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign is looking to bring those tools to U.S. foreign policy Tom Cochran, the Chief Technology Officer at Atlantic Media and the former Director of New Media Technologies at the White House, is joining the State Department on Monday to take the lessons of the Obama campaign and
On 18 and 19 February, NATO’s Political Affairs and Security Policy Division received a distinguished delegation of young diplomats from the Arab Republic of Egypt in the framework of its public diplomacy [JB emphasis] activities.uncaptioned image from article
The Egyptian delegation was briefed by NATO’s International Staff and was actively engaged in substantive exchanges and discussions on topics ranging from NATO’s political agenda, operations and missions, Small Arms and Light Weapons, NATO-Russia/Ukraine Relations, cyber defence, counter terrorism and hybrid threats to NATO-Egypt’s cooperation in the framework of NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS).
Alagi Yorro Jallow, freedomnewspaper.com
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The United Kingdom of Great Britain has been the Gambia’s all-weather friend since Independence and has provided budget support and British Development Aid for many years until the reign of Yahya Jammeh when bilateral and public diplomacy [JB emphasis] severed, largely on symbolic gesture, then Yahya Jammeh’s decision to pull the Gambia out of the Commonwealth, accusing it interfering in Gambia’s domestic affairs and “unfair and unjust” treatment, branding it a “neo- colonial institution” reached at their lowest point ever.
Now the Gambia government and the Department for International Development (DFID) can neither confirm nor deny after several attempts to contact them via email and telephone that Great Britain have frozen aid funding to the Gambia, amounting to that of $4.3million (£3.3million) meant for Education, Health and nutrition, as well as the Social Cash transfer which benefit a lot of poor f..
What conditions make Facebook a productive digital diplomacy tool? In a new article published in The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, CPD Contributing Scholar Dr. Damien Spry examines how ministries of foreign affairs have used Facebook to connect with audiences in several locations across Asia-Pacific.
Specifically, Spry takes a look at the environmental, institutional, algorithmic and audience factors behind the use of Facebook for digital diplomacy. He finds that the institutional factors that compel ministries to post certain types of content do not always match the audience factors that drive engagement on the platform.
For public diplomats seeking to craft meaningful engagement, considering what is immediately useful or emotionally resonant to target audiences may be what is needed to make Facebook an important diplomacy tool. Spry writes:
“MFAs can, therefore, unburden themselves from unrealistic expectations that Facebook can be a forum for..
Image from article:Two journalists from Pakistan along with 43 media persons from 42 countries of Asia-Pacific and Africa successfully completed their ten-month training programme here on Wednesday.
BEIJING, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app – 12th Dec, 2018 ): Two journalists from Pakistan along with 43 media persons from 42 countries of Asia-Pacific and Africa successfully completed their ten-month training programme here on Wednesday.
Abdul Wajid Khan from INP and Syed Aitzaz Hassan from Dawn were selected for this year's programme started early this year. China Asia Pacific Press Communication Centre (CAPPC) and China Africa Press Communication Center (CAPC) co-hosted the programme.
Addressing the joint closing ceremony, Vice President, China Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Association, Zhang Jiuhuan called upon the journalists to play the role of a bridge and make positive contributions to promoting relations between China and their respective countries. He e..