Digital Diplomacy & New Technology
Tara Ornstein debunks a few of the myths surrounding migration.
One of the most eye-opening moments of my time as the deputy assistant secretary for digital strategy at the U.S. State Department occurred on a trip to the country of Georgia, aimed at helping the government build its digital capacity to better serve its population. Our message was the same advice we’d given to countless governments: Focus on Facebook. It was the dominant player. Elites tended to use Twitter. Google ads were worth it if you had the money. But for governments wanting to reach real people on a global scale, Facebook was the scalable, smart solution.
Laura Kyrke Smith shares how NGOs use digital communication to advance their cause.
This Week in PD, we share international news on soft power, film diplomacy, digital diplomacy and more.
Corneliu Bjola looks at how new satellite technologies impact the work of Ministries of Foreign Affairs.
Ali Fisher uses data to dispute the claim that ISIS is on the decline.