Effective Government Communication During Covid19: What Governments Can Learn from Diplomats

A recent article in Nature, titled "Toward effective government communication strategies in the era of COVID-19", outlines communications policies that may help governments face the Covid-19 pandemic. The authors layout 9 guiding principles for "effective" government communication, including clarity, honesty and empathy. It is interesting that most of these principles are relevant to digital diplomacy,... Continue Reading →

In the age of Covid19, are Pharma companies diplomatic actors? A Twitter Analysis

Are tech giants diplomatic actors? This question has occupied scholars and commentators for several years. Some have argued that social media companies have obtained a form of digital statehood. Facebook, for instance, displays many trappings of a state including a citizenry, a currency and a diplomatic branch charged with managing relations with offline states. Others... 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- WHO says Covid misinformation is a major factor driving pandemic around the world (CNBC)Can Technology Help Weed Out Disinformation Online? (Gov Technology)How can Singapore partner big tech to fight fake news?... 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- Why Is Beijing Micromanaging Its Technology Sector? (The Diplomat)Zoom reaches $85M settlement in ‘Zoombombing’ lawsuit (TechCrunch)Israel Aerospace Industries inks $237 million radar deal with German military (Times of Israel)Clubhouse Opens Its... 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- The United Nations is turning to artificial intelligence in search for peace in war zones (The New York Times)The Internet is Rotting (The Atlantic)Google boss Sundar Pichai warns of threats to... 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 →

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