At a time when disinformation and fake news corrupt communication channels, delivering the truthful and authentic American message is needed now more than ever. American public diplomacy, our nation’s outreach to peoples around the world, is the prime channel for communicating this message. It is essential to this country’s national security and should be vigorously championed by the president and Congress.
The Chairman/CEO of the Nigeria Police Broadcasting Service (NPBS), Ediri Jerry Wesley, revealed – during an interview with journalists in Abuja on Saturday, September 2, 2017 – that the proposed NPBS would be hitting Nigerian airwaves as of the November 28, 2017, according to a report by Today NG. Wesley also revealed that transmission will be done in both Pidgin English and other Nigerian Languages.
Egypt sent a cargo of medical aid including medicines and other medical supplies to neighboring conflict-stricken Libya, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. [...] Hosting several meetings between Libyan rival factions, Egypt is keen on reaching a political settlement to restore security and stability to the war-torn neighboring country whose chaotic conditions pose a threat to the Egyptian western borders with eastern Libya.
Kelsey Suemnicht on what she has learned from contributors to her Women in Diplomacy podcast and how it can help future public diplomats.
Georgia is one of the closest partners of NATO and immensely contributes to Euro-Atlantic security, says NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy Tacan Ildem. Ildem is in Tbilisi today to participate in the second addition of the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum that opened in the Georgian capital today. PM Kvirikashvili opened the conference, saying that membership in the Euro-Atlantic family is an integral part of the government's vision for the future of Georgia
South Korea and Africa’s exchange of ideas and experience can go further. An avenue which would allow the fulfilling of both the cultural and economic aspirations of the relations could be the formation of sister-cities; pairing each of South Korea’s major cities’ governments with those of Africa and forging a kind of ‘Mayoral Korea-Africa Forum’ as well accompanying that with population exchange programmes.
In North Korea, nation branding is about security, not attraction.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage E.U. fears about the strength of Washington's support for the union and its commitment to European security through the NATO military alliance. In meetings in Brussels, Pence said he was acting on behalf of President Donald Trump "to express the strong commitment of the United States to continued cooperation and partnership with the European Union."