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When Korea’s foremost civilian ambassador, Choi Jung-wha, walked along Paris’ Champs-Elysees Avenue last year, she was struck by familiar tunes sung in Korean.
Young French people belted out K-pop band BTS’ songs in Korean, to the surprise of Choi, who first landed in France in the late 1970s for her studies. Back then, Korea, much less South Korea, was barely on the mental map of an average French person.
But with the country’s continuing economic and cultural ascent on the global stage, the Korean language itself, along with its modern and traditional culture, has now become all the rage for youngsters the world over.
CICI President Choi Jung-wha poses with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (left) and her husband Didier Beltoise at the Yeongsan Diplomat Award ceremony in July last year. (CICI)
In an age of globalism and hyper-connectivity, public diplomacy [JB emphasis] is a realm not confined to diplomats, public figures and high-flying perso..
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Tibor Nagy, United States Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs, delivers his keynote address at Carnegie Mellon University yesterday. Emmanuel Kwizera. tterFacebookEmailWhatsapplinkedinGoogle+Tibor Nagy, United States Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs, who is on a visit to Africa, on Monday met and interacted with students from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Africa in Kigali.Prior to this, Tibor had on Sunday met President Paul Kagame, Foreign Minister Richard Sezibera, and Rwanda’s Ambassador to US to discuss building on the US-Rwanda partnership to expand trade and investment partnership and advance regional peace and security.Tibor is in Rwanda as part of his visit to four African countries, which they say is aimed at engaging Africa’s vibrant youth, promote stronger business ties between the United States and Africa, and strengthen partnerships that aim for greater peace and security.The visit .. Read more
I am not on Twitter. I am not a snob about it. Some of my best friends tweet. Nor do I believe that my absence from the lists makes me pure; I suffer from other forms of digital narcosis. But the interminable hectoring of Twitter, its infinite discharge of emotion and promotion, holds no attraction for me. Read more
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The Digitalization of Public Diplomacy pp 65-99| Cite as
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First Online: 15 January 2019Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Series in Global Public Diplomacy book series (GPD)
This chapter offers a series of case studies demonstrating how the characteristics of digital publics have challenged diplomats’ norms, working routines and communicative cultures. The chapter is structured chronologically, so as to demonstrate that the digitalization of public diplomacy [JB emphasis] did not occur in one day, nor was it the result of a single digital interaction. Rather, the digitalization of public diplomacy has been a long-term process in which digital technologies, digital publics and digital initiatives have all impacted the conduct of public diplomacy. The chapter illustrates the digitalization of American public diplomacy, before examining the digital initiatives of the governments of Hama..