ProjektledareStåhlberg, Per – LektorForskningsfinansiärerÖstersjöstiftelsenThe conflict between Ukraine and Russia has once again reminded the world that wars are not only fought with guns and physical violence, but also with information technologies. In Western mass media, attention has foremost concentrated on Russian propaganda, directed both towards Russian-speaking populations and international publics. With the rise and establishment of social networking media in conjunction with the spread of personal and mobile media technologies such as laptops, mobile phones and tablet computers, propaganda and information management take on new forms, and thus also involve a new set of agents. This project focusses on Ukraine as an arena for information management. This project aims at analysing the new types of actors engaged in information war, and how these impact on the practice and expressive character of information warfare. It covers three domains of communication activities:Pr..Read more
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There’s a new article in International Studies Perspectives by … Kadir Jun Ayhan [JB see] on delineating the boundaries of public diplomacy [JB emphasis] and a blog post summarizing his argument. In teaching students want definitions and so Ayhan draws on his teaching experience to distill a definition of public diplomacy from those offered by several well known discussions of the topic. A particular issue that bothered Ayhan’s students is the extent to which non-state actors can be said to do public diplomacy and in his definition he comes firmly (and I think correctly) down on the statist side of the issue.
In reading Ayhan’s post I was struck by the importance attached to the state/non-state issue in the literature. From working on the history of public diplomacies I think that the importance attached to it is misplaced. It comes from the history of International Relations Theory. All the varieties o..
May 19, 2014 | by Adam Bye Last week saw our annual Leadership Conference when Ambassadors from around the world return to London to look at how the Foreign Office can deliver most effectively for British nationals. Like last year, the opportunities offered by digital to improve our work were a theme through the event.Read more
By: Jonathan Hicap, Manila BulletinPublished January 18, 2019, 3:29 PMThe Philippines recorded the biggest growth rate in the number of hallyu, or Korean Wave, clubs and members in Southeast Asia in 2018, according to a year-end report released in South Korea.According to the Korea Foundation’s global hallyu status report for 2018, the number of hallyu fans reached 89.19 million in 113 countries including the Philippines, an increase of 16.06 million or 22 percent, compared to 73.12 million in 2017. The number of fans clubs worldwide also increased to 1,843 in 2018 from 1,594 in 2017, or a gain of 249.
Among regions, Asia and Oceania posted the highest number of hallyu fans with 70.05 million in 457 clubs followed by Americas with 11.8 million in 712, Europe with 6.56 million in 534, and Africa and the Middle East with 230,000 in 140.
(Clockwise from top left) BTS, iKON, EXO, Jung Hae-in, Wanna One and Sandara Park. (Photos: Twitter, YG Entertainment and Jonathan Hicap)The report defi..
16 Nov in 16:15 By Vestnik Kavkaza
The Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia hosted a scientific and practical conference dedicated to the 200th birth anniversary of Mikhail Nikiforovich Katkov – an eminent publicist, public figure, publisher, literary critic and teacher.
“The fact that this event hosted by the Diplomatic Academy is not accidental. Mikhail Nikiforovich built this building, created here one of the best educational institutions of the Russian Empire, and headed it for many years,” the rector of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Yevgeny Bazhanov, said.
Russian Bulletin edited by Katkov was one of the leading literary and socio-political magazines of the second half of the 19th century, where the works of Lev Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Saltykov-Shchedrin, Fet, Tyutchev and many others were published for the first time.
The conference was co-organized by the Alekseevsky Stavropegial Convent
“Mikhail Katkov and his wife w..