In Digital Diplomacy, A Narrowing Digital Divide-Part 2

By and large; the digital divide refers to inequality in access to, or ability to use, information and communication technologies. Such a divide may exist between populations and geographic areas in a given country or between countries. The global digital divide, often refers to the fact that the internet has not spread evenly throughout the…

In Digital Diplomacy, A Narrowing Digital Divide-Part 1

By and large; the digital divide refers to inequality in access to, or ability to use, information and communication technologies. Such a divide may exist between populations and geographic areas in a given country or between countries. The global digital divide often refers to the fact that the internet has not spread evenly throughout the…

The Social Network of Foreign Ministers on Twitter

During 2014, I began exploring digital diplomacy through social networks. I found that social networks are an effective way of analyzing digital diplomacy given that diplomats, embassies and MFAs now routinely follow one another on social media. For diplomats and diplomatic institutions, social media has become an important working tool as it enables them to gather…

How Kenya’s MFA Leads By Example

2014 Summaries Over the past few weeks, many bloggers, journalists and research institutes investigating digital diplomacy have published their summaries of 2014. One such summary that attracted much attention dealt with India’s digital diplomacy achievements over the past year.  While some have focused on the social media activity of India’s new Prime Minister and twitter celebrity Narendra…