Digital Diplomacy & New Technology
Corneliu Bjola on how embassies and MFAs can properly respond to crises using digital tools.
Articles on how groups such as the Māori in New Zealand and Maasai in Africa are using digital technologies today.
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.
A Canadian nation branding campaign turns to its citizens for answers.
Olga Krasnyak looks at how the actions of diplomats can impact national image.
The image of the Russian diplomats and its reflection on social media allows us to see the wide critique towards the diplomats from the general public. It is an interesting issue to discuss: why do the Russians actually care about the image of their diplomats? The perceptions about diplomatic culture and stereotypes about diplomacy in general have deep roots.
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