The Voice of America has one of the most popular Internet news websites in the world, and in the United States as well, based on website page turns and user reach.
The British Council announced at the start of February, that we have had to suspend our operations in Iran. A sad day for the British Council, and also for tens of thousands of Iranians who have engaged with our cultural and education programmes in recent years. So far so uncontroversial. However, let’s not forget the deeper loss – the loss to the people of the UK.
The Festival, celebrating the Italian Cinema, Fashion and Art in America, is produced by the Capri in the World Institute in association with Cim Group-USA. Under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Culture, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italian Embassy in the USA, the Campania Region of Italy and Lazio Region of Italy.
Students of public diplomacy and propaganda are quick to point out the difference between the two, but sometimes it’s not so easy. One man’s strategic government effort to communicate with foreign publics can be another man’s tendentious information blitz to smear the reputation of another country.