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.

The Vision of Uzbekistan for Cultural and Civilizational Development

Being a crucial partner in IRCICA activities in Central Asia, Uzbekistan represents a crucial example in terms of the peaceful coexistence of various ethnicities and nationalities under the rubric of a truly multinational and multi-faith society. Hosting some of the greatest cultural and civilizational centers in the Islamic world, such as Bukhara and Samarqand, Uzbekistan is home to more than 130 ethnicities and nationalities.

Tags: op-ed, cultural relations, bilateral cooperation, uzbekistan, turkey, multinational diplomacy, islamic world

The 3rd Cairo Arabic Calligraphy International Festival Opens Today

The 3rd Cairo Arabic Calligraphy International forum opens today ، August 10، at  Palace of Arts in Opera Square under the patronage of Minister of Culture Helmi El-Namnam. 

Tags: Cultural Diplomacy, arts, arabic calligraphy, international festival, cairo, egypt

#AintNoCinderella: Why Indian Women are Posting Midnight Photos

Women in India have been posting photographs of themselves enjoying a night out on social media in response to a politician who said a woman who was chased in her car by two men "should not have gone out so late at night".

Tags: digital diplomacy, international advocacy, india, indian women, #aintnocinderella, social media

Can Women Find Freedom in Tehran's Female-Only Parks?

While women-only parks also exist in other Islamic countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia to offer women recreational spots safe from sexual harassment, in Iran they have – at least ostensibly – also been set up for health reasons.

Tags: international advocacy, iranian citizens, women, iran, muslim headscarves, women-only parks

Can ASEAN Work Together to Fight Regional Terrorism?

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) commemorated its golden foundation anniversary yesterday with the theme of “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World.” The ASEAN foreign ministers and 17 other dialogue partners converged in Manila to discuss top regional political concerns and international security threats in order to secure peace, stability, and economic developments for Southeast Asia’s more than half a billion diverse people.

Tags: multilateral cooperation, asean, counter extremism, action for change, asia engagement, international security

All Azimuth? A Response to Comor and Bean

Last month, All Azimuth published an article by Bean and Comor titled "Data Driven Public Diplomacy: A Critical and Reflexive Assessment." As the scholars note, the rise of digital technologies, and the utilization of digital platforms in public diplomacy, has seen a greater emphasis on measuring public diplomacy activities and their ability to influence foreign populations. From big data sets to social media analytics, public diplomacy and its evaluation is indeed data-driven.

Tags: pd evaluation, Digital Diplomacy & New Technology, data analysis, united states, us advisory commission on public diplomacy, americas

Australia to Provide US$15m Aid for Besieged Marawi City

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced millions in aid for a besieged Philippine city. [...] The assistance is in addition to the A$920,000 emergency food and other supplies assistance that the Australian Foreign Minister had announced last June 20, 2017.

Tags: international aid, australia, marawi, emergency aid, julie bishop, refugees

Brexit: International TV Broadcasters May Leave UK

The UK is currently the primary location for TV broadcasting in Europe. [...] However, as the UK prepares to leave the European single market, questions arise about whether they can continue their business there or whether they need to relocate some operations to preserve access.

Tags: international broadcasting, brexit, britain, europe, european market, economic and commercial relations

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