Polly Curtis and Nick Cull
image of Cull's book from
Two respected figures in media research and journalism join the Reuters Institute this term as Visiting Fellows. Polly Curtis, former editor of HuffPost UK, and Nick Cull, Professor of Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, will play an active role in furthering the institute’s research and leadership development activities. Visiting Fellowships are designed to create close links with people working in other media organisations, or academic or research institutions, whose work aligns with the Reuters Institute.
Polly Curtis spent most of her career at the Guardian where she became a senior editor running the daily news operation. She later became Director of Media at the British Red Cross and then Editor-in-Chief of HuffPost UK. Her research interests include the democratic news gap and how inequalities in accessing news could be exacerbat..
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 • 29 Adar I 5779
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Chicago Loop Synagogue
How much bias is there in the media against Israel today in the United States and around the world? What does the press get right about Israel?
How does reporting about Israel and the conflict shape global opinion going forward?
Join us as we hear from Alison Pure-Slovin, Director, Midwest Region of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Moran Birman, Consul for Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] , Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, and Steve Dishler, Assistant Vice President, International & Public Affairs for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.
$15 cost for a kosher lunch to attend.
To RSVP or for more information, contact the Chicago Loop Synagogue office at (312) 346-7370 or email [email protected]
Image (not from entry) from, under the headline, “U.S. Embassy Slams Door on Student Workers,” The Moscow Times, Jan 29, 2019
January 29, 2019Closing Date:
July 15, 2019Award Ceiling:
$75,000Funding Instrument Type:
U.S. Embassy Moscow Public Affairs Section FY 2019 Annual Program Statement (APS) Large GrantsView original postingDescriptionThe U.S. Embassy Moscow Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce funding is available through its Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Grants Program. This Annual Program Statement outlines our funding priorities, strategic themes, and the procedure for submitting requests for funding. Applications for programs are accepted on a rolling basis until the deadline (July 15, 2019). This deadline is necessary to provide sufficient time to process and award programs before the end of our fiscal year on September 30, 2019. Purpose of La..
This year was rich of activities, yet difficult for many reasons. Namely, the community portal has not been working since April, due to the change of EMA’s service provider, which made it mpossible for us to contact our chapter’s members and access to the mailing lists per countries or per chapter. If you are our chapter’s member and haven’t heard from us for a while, this is the reason why. At present, we can only contact members registered in our Facebook groups (EMA Eurasian chapter and various countries’ groups) and those who have personally been in contact with us. Besides, no EMA/ESAA budget was available this year, so we had to rely exclusively on our local partners to fund all the events. Nevertheless, over 40 events were organised across our chapter in 2018. This is a non-exhaustive overview of the main directions of our activities this year.
Public diplomacy [JB emphasis] and internationalisation of higher educationIn June, four chapter representatives, including thr..
Rekha Dixit, Mandira Nayar, theweek.in, June 1, 2029; on Swaraj's exist as Foreign Minister, see
The diminutive leader leaves behind very big shoes to fill in (image from article)
Indian diplomats in overseas missions had taken to sleeping with their cellphones switched on. Sushma Swaraj, the former external affairs minister (EAM), had the habit of calling—regardless of the time difference—if she got a tweet or heard that an Indian was in distress. Overnight, the ministry of external affairs (MEA), which had earlier left public diplomacy [JB emphasis] to the ministry of overseas Indian affairs (MOIA), had to become much more hands on. The MOIA, not surprisingly, was soon dissolved and subsumed by the MEA. “I do not sleep. I do not let Indian envoys sleep,'' quipped Swaraj at a press conference once. But it was more than just a light-hearted remark. It was the way she worked. And it will be this personalised stamp of diplomacy which will be missed at the ministry, mission..