How Russia Is Using Propaganda

The Daily Signal | Oct 25, 2014

Russia also has ramped up its advances on the information warfare front, aiming a barrage of propaganda at foreigners, particularly at Russian speakers living in its “near abroad.”

Embassy in Brazil Prepares for Road to Rio 2016

Jamaica Information Service | Oct 25, 2014

Jamaican Ambassador to Brazil, Her Excellency Alison Stone Roofe, says her embassy staff has already started preparations to capitalize on the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Tokyo Festival and Japan Foundation Reach Out to Asian Region

Variety | Oct 25, 2014

The festival has struck a multi-year deal with the Japan Foundation’s recently created Asia Center to help it bring in Asian films and film-makers to Tokyo and also to expand Japanese cultural influence in Asia.

Brazilian Film Week Features Documentaries About the Country’s Music

The Washington Post | Oct 25, 2014

Brazilian Embassy cultural attache Raphael Tosti de Almeida Vieira has an ace up his sleeve. (...)His ace is Brazilian music. “It’s the Brazilian soft power,” Tosti says of his country’s rich musical heritage that includes internationally beloved genres such as samba and bossa nova.

In Washington, Poetry Diplomacy With Iran

Radio Free Europe | Oct 24, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama has recited Persian poetry in his efforts to engage Iran, as has State Department Persian language spokesman Alan Eyre, who frequently uses poetry in his media appearances and video messages to Iranians.

US Flexes Diplomatic Muscle in Myanmar

Devex | Oct 24, 2014

As donor darling Myanmar gets ready to hold general elections in late 2015, the United States is increasing its diplomatic presence in the former military state — with the U.S. Agency for International Development as one of the main arms.

Turkish-Chinese TV Channel Starts Broadcasting in Turkey

World Bulletin | Oct 24, 2014

The first and only Chinese-Turkish television channel CTV has begun broadcasting films, documentaries and Chinese cultural and traditional programs to promote Chinese economy, tradition and popular culture.

Museum of Russian Icons founder to be honored

Concord Journal | Oct 24, 2014

Gordon B. Lankton, founder of the Museum of Russian Icons, will be honored by the Ballets Russes Cultural Partnership for his "commitment and contributions’’ to promoting relations between the United States and Russia and an improved understanding of the history of Russian icons.

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