Monday’s Must Read List

Each week, I publish a list of interesting articles, essays and reports that may be of interest to the digital diplomacy community. This week- Questions To Ask When Implementing Technology (Forbes)Facial Recognition Technology Solves Crimes, but at What Cost? (VOA)New funding from UK Space Agency will kickstart space technology projects (UK Gov)From smart to good... Continue Reading →

Is it time for a terminology shift in digital diplomacy?

The digitalization of diplomacy has been closely associated with the practice of public diplomacy. Indeed, early adopters sought to leverage digital tools such as social media, blog sites and virtual worlds to foster ties with foreign populations. Public diplomacy underscored the digitalization of the US State Department that sought to engage with critical Muslim audiences... Continue Reading →

Monday’s Must Read List

Each week, I publish a list of interesting articles, essays and reports that may be of interest to the digital diplomacy community. This week- People want trusted news, Reuters Institute says (Reuters)Inside a Chinese Propaganda Campaign (The New York Times) Read the Pentagon’s UFO Report to Congress (The Verge)Egypt Firm raises $3.6M to connect celebrities... Continue Reading →

Monday’s Must Read List

Each week, I publish a list of interesting articles, essays and reports that may be of interest to the digital diplomacy community. This week- Post-Pandemic Technology Trends. It’s Time To Identify The Friends & the Enemies (Forbes)Google’s Internet Ad Dominance Draws Fresh E.U. Antitrust Inquiry (The New York Times)Can technology help solve the biodiversity crisis?... Continue Reading →

Monday’s Must Read List

Each week, I publish a list of interesting articles, essays and reports that may be of interest to the digital diplomacy community. This week- Teens, tech and mental health: Oxford study finds no link (BBC News)All kinds of new technology are being used to monitor the natural world (The Economist)As Covid deepens inequality, questions rise... Continue Reading →

Monday’s Must Read List

Each week, I publish a list of interesting articles, essays and reports that may be of interest to the digital diplomacy community. This week- Twitter Nigeria: Users struggle to access site after government suspension (BBC News)Gaza conflict: Instagram changes algorithm after alleged bias (BBC News)Superspreaders of Malign and Subversive Information on COVID-19 (Rand)TikTok gave itself... Continue Reading →

Russia and India- Strategic Allies?

Although booted out of office, Tony Blair remains an astute observer of international affairs. In a recent statement, Blair argued that the 21st century will be governed by three giants: China, thanks to its military and financial power, and the US thanks to its financial prowess and mass investments in defense. The third giant has... Continue Reading →

Monday’s Must Read List

Each week, I publish a list of interesting articles, essays and reports that may be of interest to the digital diplomacy community. This week- Chips and blocks—how TSMC mastered the geopolitics of chipmaking (The Economist)There Are Spying Eyes Everywhere—and Now They Share a Brain (Wired)India police visit Twitter offices after tweet row (The Financial Times)‘Rogue’... Continue Reading →

How Chinese Ambassadors Use Twitter

In my 2019 book, The Digitalization of Public Diplomacy, I dedicated a chapter to Ambassadors’ use of Twitter. My assertion was that Ambassadors may be viewed by digital publics as trusted sources of information. This is because Ambassadors have privileged access to information, they have access to the highest echelons of power, they are viewed... Continue Reading →

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