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File Notes on Information, Communication, and Public Diplomacy (#97)


Arabs need to read in their own language so they can understand and discuss the various aspects and complications of democracy in the United States and the West. If an Egyptian reads an article exposing the actual cost of a construction project in Washington, then he or she would be able to better understand the… Continue reading File Notes on Information, Communication, and Public Diplomacy (#97)

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

Band-Aid Fix At State Not Addressing Overall SC And PD Concept, Strategy


The article in Foreign Policy, “State Department Considering Public Diplomacy Overhaul”, neglected to mention one critical facet of the State Department, both the bureaus that have been directed to possibly merge are within the office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.   Furthermore, the position of Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs has… Continue reading Band-Aid Fix At State Not Addressing Overall SC And PD Concept, Strategy

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

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“Seen on the Web” 31 July 2017 – Strategic Communication and Public Diplomacy


2017 North Korean Postage Stamps   North Korea Stamps Show Missiles Aimed at the U.S. Capitol as Part of its Anti-American Month Celebrations Newsweek, July 17, 2017 TABLE OF CONTENTS In The News ON CAPITOL HILL [COUNTERING AMERICA’S ADVERSARIES THROUGH SANCTIONS ACT, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 2017] [SAUDI ARABIA’S TROUBLING EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM, TERRORISM] [BLACK FLAGS OVER… Continue reading “Seen on the Web” 31 July 2017 – Strategic Communication and Public Diplomacy

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State Department Criticism of RFE Polish Broadcasts in the 1960s and 1970s


A Case of Localitis?  July 24, 2017 By A. Ross Johnson State Department Criticism of RFE Polish Broadcasts in the 1960s and 1970s  In early 1957 Frank Wisner, CIA Deputy Director for Plans, penned a memorandum on the implications of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution for Radio Free Europe (RFE) broadcasts to Poland. He wrote that Soviet communism was… Continue reading State Department Criticism of RFE Polish Broadcasts in the 1960s and 1970s

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Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy “Seen on the Web” (#77) July 4, 2017


[link to poster] TABLE OF CONTENTS In The News Election 2016 Controversies Elements of Informational Power PUBLIC DIPLOMACY GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT CENTER PUBLIC AFFAIRS BROADCASTING INFORMATION OPERATIONS Professional Topics SOCIAL MEDIA ▪ INTERNET 8. CYBER PROPAGANDA COUNTER-PROPAGANDA DISINFORMATION, FAKE NEWS BULLSHIT POLITICAL WARFARE INFORMATION WARFARE COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM RADICALIZATION NARRATIVES HISTORICAL NARRATIVES LESSONS FROM THE PAST IDEAS,… Continue reading Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy “Seen on the Web” (#77) July 4, 2017

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Assessment of Broadcasting Board of Governors 2016 Annual Report


Rather than blindly broadcast the report, available for download here, I read the entire 76 page report and want to report a few findings.  My initial sense of confusion is the date, it’s a 2016 report and we are a few days away from July 2017. Then I considered this is a Washington DC agency… Continue reading Assessment of Broadcasting Board of Governors 2016 Annual Report