A curated selection of public diplomacy-relevant news from a global cross-section of English-language media outlets, including independent, corporate-owned, and state-sponsored sources. The stories featured don't necessarily represent CPD's views nor have they been verified by CPD.

In Africa, Bush touts aid efforts, basks in popularity

The Christian Science Monitor
"America is very good at [public] diplomacy," says Gasana Mutesi, president of Amani Africa, a Rwandan nongovernmental organization that helps street kids pay their school fees. "Americans try to include themselves in the society, especially young Americans."

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Mr. President, Don’t Forget Iran

The Wall Street Journal
Consider, then, the "public diplomacy" impact of a serious public offer to Iran, made through international media and from the podium (so often usurped by the clownish Mahmoud Ahmadinejad) of the United Nations.

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PSYOP, Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. Information Warfare Without Limits

Global Research
One major question remains; are there any limits to information warfare?

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EU multilingualism strategy to focus on language learning

Encouraging European citizens to learn two foreign languages should be the basis of the EU's new multilingualism strategy due in September, concluded a ministerial conference last Friday (15 February).

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Afro Valentine in Budapest

AfricaNews
The aim of the event which is the first of its kind in Hungary, according to Mr. Daniel Israel, the President of Afromopicx, is to provide an environment where married couples could have fun, deepen their relationship, and especially promote multicultural event.

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President Bush’s trip boosts AIDS prevention efforts in Africa

American Chronicle
President Bush traveled to Africa at a time when several conflicts are taking place, however his message of delivering genuine American support through initiatives such as those launched by PEPFAR and USAID has given some strong credence to American public diplomacy on trying to find solutions to this violence-plagued continent.

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Bush arrives in Tanzania bearing gift to fight poverty

CNN
President Bush gave Tanzania's president, who played basketball as a youth, a pair of Shaquille O'Neal's shoes Sunday, along with millions of dollars to help combat disease and poverty in the east African country.

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Candidates on Message

Washington Post
The ease with which foreigners can now slip repeated donations to candidates guarantees them a growing bit part in the globe's most important election -- even though U.S. law prohibits foreign nationals from making such contributions.

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