Information operations · Information Warfare · Strategic Communication · Strategic Communications · U.S. strategic communication

Voice of America’s Weekly Audience Increases Significantly


Voice of America’s Weekly Audience Increases Significantly Voice of America’s weekly global audience measured significantly higher in the past year, showing a net weekly audience gain of 38.4 million adults, reaching 275.2 million, according to the latest annual numbers released by the U.S. Agency for Global Media. In total, VOA’s weekly audience has grown by sixty percent… Continue reading Voice of America’s Weekly Audience Increases Significantly

Information operations · Information Warfare · Public Diplomacy · Russia · Strategic Communications

File Notes on Information, Communication, and Public Diplomacy (#99)


Precepts This is a compilation of news, articles, essays, and reports on strategic communications, Public Diplomacy, public affairs, U.S. and foreign government international broadcasting, and information operations.  The editorial intent is to: share with busy practitioners the academic and policy ferment in Public Diplomacy and related fields from long speeches, testimonies, and articles, flag the… Continue reading File Notes on Information, Communication, and Public Diplomacy (#99)

CounterPropaganda · Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda

The Use And Abuse Of Information Terms – Solution?


I attended a conference this past week and I realized that the terminology of IO/IW/Propaganda/SC/PD and every other ‘information term’ is being abused. Seriously abused. Some of the terms receiving serious abuse: Information Operations Information Warfare Propaganda Cyberwar/Cyberwarfare Strategic Communications Public Diplomacy Disinformation Misinformation Malinformation It was seriously disconcerting to hear cyber experts stating they… Continue reading The Use And Abuse Of Information Terms – Solution?

Information operations · Information Warfare · Public Diplomacy · Strategic Communications

File Notes on Information, Communication, and Public Diplomacy (#98)


File Notes on Information, Communication, and Public Diplomacy (#98) Sun, Oct 28, 2018 at 8:26 PM Files Notes on Information, Communication, and Public Diplomacy (#98) October 28, 2018, Seen on the Web 4706-4791 . . . the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance requires only that… Continue reading File Notes on Information, Communication, and Public Diplomacy (#98)

Information operations · International Broadcasting

VOA Fires or Proposes Removal of 15 Hausa Service Members Over ‘Improper Payments’


October 04, 2018 3:54 PM By David Jones, Dan Joseph WASHINGTON —  The Voice of America announced Thursday it has fired or proposed to terminate more than half the members of its Hausa language service following an investigation that found the individuals had accepted improper payments from a foreign official in West Africa. Amanda Bennett, director… Continue reading VOA Fires or Proposes Removal of 15 Hausa Service Members Over ‘Improper Payments’

Strategic Communications · U.S. strategic communication

VOA Opens French Language Station in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo


VOA Opens French Language Station in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo Minister of Communications Thierry Moungalla cuts the ribbon at the opening of VOA’s FM station in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. Washington, D.C. –  The Voice of America officially opened its newest FM radio station today in the Republic of Congo. VOA Director Amanda Bennett, U.S. Ambassador Todd P. Haskell and Minister of Communications Thierry Moungalla attended today’s ceremony in Brazzaville.… Continue reading VOA Opens French Language Station in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

Information operations · Information Warfare · Public Diplomacy · Strategic Communications

Information, Communication, and Public Diplomacy (#92) July 15, 2018, Seen on the Web 4123-5332


Edited by Donald M. Bishop, Bren Chair of Strategic Communications, Marine Corps University Carter T. McCausland, Virginia Military Institute, Assistant TABLE OF CONTENTS Must Reads In the News ON CAPITOL HILL ELECTIONS Instruments of Informational Power PUBLIC DIPLOMACY GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT CENTER LOOKING BACK AT USIA PUBLIC AFFAIRS BROADCASTING INFORMATION OPERATIONS Professional Topics DISINFORMATION, FAKE NEWS… Continue reading Information, Communication, and Public Diplomacy (#92) July 15, 2018, Seen on the Web 4123-5332