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Ilan Manor unpacks challenges facing diplomats to embrace digitalization beyond the catchphrase “digital diplomacy.”

Corneliu Bjola and Ilan Manor of the Oxford Digital Diplomacy Research Group on The Hague Digital Diplomacy Camp that occurred earlier this month.

Corneliu Bjola on two diverging paths in the digital future of MFAs.

Corneliu Bjola on how embassies and MFAs can properly respond to crises using digital tools.

Once a crisis begins to unfold, confusion about the nature, severity, and possible implications of the event is the immediate consequence to affect both authorities and the public. Ironically, this outcome is not prompted by the shortage of information about what is going on, but rather by the abundance of reports on social media channels, most of them reflecting individual reactions to the event, often times with little factual evidence to support them.

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