An Economic Superpower Filled With Contradictions

Independent Online Beta | Nov 30, 2015

 This is reflected in China’s active global public diplomacy drive [...] which started in the mid-2000s. This aspect of people-centred relations has also featured as an element in official Focac documentation. China’s current engagement in South Africa has expanded to include the subset cultural diplomacy, a term described by the US State department as the ‘linchpin of public diplomacy’ that reveals the soul of a nation.

Reform and Adult Supervision for Broadcasting Board of Governors

Digital Journal | Nov 30, 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate should pass the bipartisan H.R. 2323 Royce-Engel U.S. international broadcasting reform bill to eliminate waste and improve response to ISIS and Putin propaganda. [...] Because international broadcasting, public diplomacy, foreign policy, and counter-propaganda are simply too big, too complex, charged with too many different missions, and politically too sensitive to be managed centrally by a single government agency or a single CEO. 

Defeating ISIS Requires A Shift In International Policy

Al Araybia | Nov 30, 2015

The Paris attacks were the most audacious act in Europe by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), signaling the dawn of a new era in which nowhere is immune from terrorist threats. However, they have not sparked a significant shift in policy by the international community. [...] the global reaction to the Paris attacks is playing right into ISIS’s hands.

Painting Our Own Canvas

Straits Times | Nov 29, 2015

At last, Singapore has got its own magnificent National Gallery. Located in the restored City Hall and Supreme Court buildings, it is a showcase of South-east Asian art. Insight looks at why Singapore is putting local art in the spotlight, and what this signals about cultural identity.

'Purple Rain' — As Retold In A Language Without A Word For Purple

NPR | Nov 29, 2015

In 1984, Prince was on top of the world, with a No. 1 album and later a No. 1 movie, both named Purple Rain. Little did Prince know then how widely his projects' influence would spread, or the ways in which they might translate — literally. Three decades after the film first premiered, it got a remake filmed in Niger, featuring members of a nomadic group of people known as the Tuareg.

Denmark Holds First Danish Footprints Event In Vietnam

Tuoi Tre News | Nov 29, 2015

The Danish Embassy in Hanoi and many Danish firms operating in Vietnam on Saturday joined hands to organize Danish Footprints 2015 in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, which was a social event to celebrate the 44th anniversary of Vietnam-Denmark diplomatic relations.

Israel's Foreign Ministry Takes On Social Media Incitement

Arutz Sheva | Nov 29, 2015

New bureau will tackle online incitement by locating content harmful to Israel while also engaging in advocacy and dialogue. [...] The new team will include between eight to ten people, all fluent in Arabic and who a have a background in the Arab world. It will operate under the auspices of the Public Diplomacy Department. 

Garba Shehu Explains Why President Buhari Travels Abroad Frequently

Daily Post | Nov 29, 2015

In public diplomacy, experts say that it is better conducted through face-to-face interaction than through third parties. This is even moreso at the level of heads of state. To do by it by proxy is to miss the effect of fostering strong interpersonal relations between leaders, by which nations benefit.


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