“[G]lobal media plays a very important role in international relations. Media targeting a foreign audience are a vital part of a country’s public diplomacy infrastructure, since they contribute to showcasing the country’s culture and traditions and help to channel its policies with the outside world,” Idrissov said. 

Police Commissioner Suleiman Kova answers and addresses the media at ground zero near the 2013 Dar es Salaam building collapse

David S. Jackson on the journalism-propaganda conundrum.

In the past, the biggest problem was: How do we get information to these people who either have none, or few ways to access it? Now, as the BBC report notes, the main problem isn’t scarcity of information, it’s a scarcity of reliable information. 

BBC Handbook 1963

The BBC needs to get with the times, says former VOA Director David S. Jackson.

March 26, 2015

Global communications scholars Kaarle Nordenstreng and Daya Kishan Thussu have published a new book Mapping BRICS Media, a comprehensive anthology that analyzes the impact of of BRICS media on the 21st century global media and communications landscape.

March 17, 2015

Q&A with Under Secretary Richard Stengel

This video captures U/S Stengel's recent Q&A session with the live audience at USC Annenberg as well as CPD's online viewers/Twitter followers around the world

Under Secretary Richard Stengel "Why We Need to Harden Our Soft Power"

Richard Stengel, U.S Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, makes the case for revamping America's pop culture and for the next generation to use new communication and media platforms to increase people-to-people ties across the world.