There is much confusion regarding the differences between nation branding, place branding, reputation management, and public diplomacy. In this episode, we try to clear the confusion by interviewing Robert Govers. Dr.Govers is the managing research partner of www.good.country, chairman of the International Place Branding Association and an independent advisor, researcher, speaker and author on theRead more
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street In January 2016, I was delighted to attend the one-day ‘Policy Skills Digital Diplomacy course’ hosted by the FCO’s Digital Transformation Unit (DTU). This interactive course informed me about the FCO’s social media policy guidelines, the digital strategy and how digital diplomacy can be aligned with theRead more
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Today we commemorate World Press Freedom Day, an opportunity to address press freedom challenges, shine a spotlight on journalist safety and honor our fallen journalists. As the head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), and as a journalist myself, I cannot underscore enough the necessity of raising these issues every day.
Earlier this week, we marked the one-year anniversary of the deaths of three Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty journalists. They were senselessly killed on April 30, 2018 in Kabul, Afghanistan, in a bombing that targeted journalists. Through the years, 18 USAGM colleagues in total have paid the ultimate price in pursuit of the truth. I am reminded of this grave reality every day when I pass our Fallen Journalists Memorial at our headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Unfortunately, USAGM continues to witness firsthand how a free and independent media is deteriorating worldwide. We work in countries where government pressure has shuttered operat..
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The conversation between Brioni and the world’s sharpest thinkers opens a new chapter by revealing Rufus Gifford as the protagonist of the sixth episode of the ‘Legendary Minds’ interview series.
Rufus Gifford served as the United States Ambassador to Denmark from 2013 to 2017. In his capacity as Ambassador, he helped modernize the transatlantic relationship through youth engagement and institution-building, among other bilateral and global issues. He outlined a diplomatic strategy that prioritized non-traditional audiences and people-to-people relationships. As part of a never-before-seen public diplomacy [JB emphasis] strategy, he was the subject of the documentary series I am the Ambassador. In 2017, Gifford was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark for his “meritorious service to the Kingdom of Denmark”.
He is a Federal Club Member of the Human Rights Campaign and a Partner in Cons..
Several weeks before the 2016 US elections, I analysed the extent to which Presidential candidates attract digital diplomacy followers. To do, I evaluated the number of Twitter followers Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump attracted from five epistemic communities: MFAs, UN missions in NY and Geneva, Multi-Lateral organizations and foreign affairs journalists. My results showed thatRead more