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Recap: Fake News and Diplomacy

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UN Social Media Day

The first UN Social Media Day will take place at UN Headquarters on Friday, January 30, 2015. UN grounds pass holders are welcome to attend the event, featuring panel discussions and briefings by high-profile experts about the constantly changing social media landscape.

Social media professionals, digital diplomacy practitioners and academics will share their experience, discuss trends and provide interesting insights into their work.

The event will be opened by Maher Nasser, Acting Head of the UN Department of Public Information, followed by a keynote speech delivered by Adam Snyder of Burson-Marsteller on the latest “Twiplomacy” study.
The event will be divided into three panels:
  • Tweeting from the Top: Ambassadors and Digital Diplomacy
  • Making the Most of Social Media Platforms
  • Social Media Trends for 2015

 

Three short “TED” style talks will also showcase how three different organizations have used the power of digital media to create online movements through strategic storytelling, community-generated content and amplifying action.

All are invited to join the conversation online by using the hashtag #SocialUN. The day will also be webcast live via the UN Webcast and on the UN YouTube channel.

This one-day event is jointly organised by the UN Department of Public Information’s Social Media Team, the Digital Diplomacy Coalition, the Consulate General of Canada, the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations, the New Zealand Permanent Mission to the United Nations, the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations, and the Consulate General of Switzerland.

More details here.

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Exciting times for the Digital Diplomacy Coalition

We welcomed a Deputy Foreign Minister, senior government advisors, as well as dozens more diplomats driving innovation from within government and key private sector individuals integrating outside technologies and expertise into the public sector.

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Watch: Upcoming Trends in Digital Diplomacy

The Digital Diplomacy Coalition, in partnership with Tumblr and the Consulate General of Canada in New York, presented a panel discussion on 28 October at Tumblr HQ in New York City to explore trends in digital diplomacy to predict where we are heading and how technology is impacting international relations and international organizations.

Panelists:

  • Jim Rosenberg – Chief of Digital Strategy, UNICEF
  • Liba Rubenstein – Director of Strategy and Outreach, Tumblr
  • Emily Parker – Digital Diplomacy Advisor and Senior Fellow, New America Foundation and author of Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices From the Internet Underground


Moderator
:  Carne Ross – Founder, Independent Diplomat and former British diplomat

Opening Remarks by Canadian Consul General in New York, John F. Prato.

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Start Spreading The News!

The Digital Diplomacy Coalition (DDC) is growing yet again! We’re excited to welcome DDC New York to our Network as our second expansion DDC Chapter.

What’s a DDC Chapter? 

A DDC Chapter is a local (city, country or regional) organization in the DDC Network designed to bring together the diplomatic, international affairs, and tech communities from the local area. Each chapter is lead by a small group of volunteers from the local DDC community.

The DDC community started as a handful of digital practitioners in Washington, DC gathering to talk shop and share our stories. Today we have held over 25 key events, ranging from workshops to thought leadership panels to half-day conferences. We’ve engaged with over 3000 diplomats, technologists & communicators in Washington, DC and beyond. We’ve also partnered with some amazing organizations — Google, Fosterly, FleishmanHillard, the UN Foundation, 1776, SAIS, foreign governments & embassies, and many others.

DDC New York will be holding a Digital Diplomacy Happy Hour on 22 September to introduce the DDC to New York, and tease their upcoming formal launch event in October.

The New York Chapter follows Ottawa which launched this past June. We are actively working in other cities to build DDC Chapters and expand our DDC Network to build a truly global community.

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