social media diplomacy

Ali Fisher uses data to dispute the claim that ISIS is on the decline.

Tensions between India and Pakistan played a significant role at the latest UN General Assembly, according to Muhammad Ittefaq.

Muhammad Ittefaq discusses the need for Pakistan to improve its digital diplomacy.

September 26, 2017

Known as Selfie Diplomacy, the use of social media to manage national images is now routinely practiced by foreign ministries around the world. [...] Through an array of social media profiles, the Polish foreign ministry is attempting to narrate Poland's role in Nazi atrocities during World War II. 

September 26, 2017

Ilan Manor explores Poland's attempt to distance itself from the Nazi atrocities committed during World War II.

This edition of Bruce's List includes works by Mai'a K. Davis Cross, Ilan Manor, and more.

In an age of 24/7 information, where there’s pressure to stand out, and a general expectation that we should react to news in real time, we need to say something as quickly and emphatically as possible – so we say it with gifs. In a medium where words might be limited, the emotional impact of gifs should be similarly direct: “They’re lingua franca,” says Dr Sarah Thornton, a San Francisco-based sociologist of culture, “They’re not determined by linguistic boundaries, and they are so simple that a child can understand them.”

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

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