Understanding Diplomacy – Workshop for Journalists

18 September 2009 -

Geneva

Event description

The workshop “Understanding Diplomacy”, held in Geneva on 18 September, gave all who attended the opportunity to look at the “nuts and bolts” of modern diplomacy. Using interactive sessions and practical exercises, the focus was on diplomatic procedures, professional cultures and the way diplomacy operates. Diplomats and journalists, together on the same stage of international affairs but with different roles, shape many modern developments. The intersection of these two professions inevitably brings tensions, misunderstandings and, sometimes, conflicts. The workshop aimed to increase understanding among journalists of the work of diplomats and the challenges they face. The workshop “Understanding Diplomacy”, held in Geneva on 18 September, gave all who attended the opportunity to look at the “nuts and bolts” of modern diplomacy. Using interactive sessions and practical exercises, the focus was on diplomatic procedures, professional cultures and the way diplomacy operates. Diplomats and journalists, together on the same stage of international affairs but with different roles, shape many modern developments. The intersection of these two professions inevitably brings tensions, misunderstandings and, sometimes, conflicts. The workshop aimed to increase understanding among journalists of the work of diplomats and the challenges they face.