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Guest Blogger Tim Hood: Vietnamese National Assembly engages citizens online

Virginia (Ginger) Paque

Digital engagement – with both domestic and overseas audiences- is very much a new frontier that is still being explored and mapped by governments all over the world. One such government is that of Vietnam, which i...

E-participation as an agent of change?

Virginia (Ginger) Paque

E-participation does not replace in-person participation, nor diminish its importance. As a matter of fact, comments made by IG Thematic Amb. Bertrand de la Chappelle at the Geneva launch of the E-diplomacy Initiative...

User generated content and its possible impact on public diplomacy

Marília Maciel

New social media channels and user generated content cause a significant change on the way that political events are covered. This is not only true for situations in which the presence of journalists is restricted, li...

Twitter in Politics: Hype and Reality

DiploFoundation

Tweeter is both powerful and risky as a tool for politicians.  This is the main message in the Economist article on Twitter. Although it focuses on politicians, many aspects could apply to diplomats as well. As an il...

E-participation is not just remote observation

Virginia (Ginger) Paque

Thousands of groups meet online or by tele-conference daily, saving not only time and Euros but carbon footprint impact as well. However, my experience shows that public entities often have more difficulty in organisi...

Twitter Report of NY E-diplomacy Launch

Virginia (Ginger) Paque

The UN was the setting for the NY launch of the DiploFoundation E-diplomacy Initiative with core partners Malta, Switzerland and AT&T. Our Twitter followers participated online with this tweet report: eDi...

Twitter blog of Washington DC Launch

Virginia (Ginger) Paque

Where better to post a 'Twitter Blog' of the Washington DC E-diplomacy Initiative Launch than in e-participation? Read the tweets, make your comments, continue the discussion! eDiplomat: About to start Wash DC Launch...

Volcanic Catalyst for E-participation

DiploFoundation

Current air traffic interruptions are affecting everyone in some way or other this week. Those who are stranded away from home are feeling the effects most dramatically, but most of us are making adjustments of some k...