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The Discourse of Diplomacy in the Digital World

ZahirpourThe modus operandi of diplomacy has been in the changing mode ever since ministries of foreign affairs were formed in the 17th century. The proliferation of scientific innovations clubbed with the daily strategic developments in global affairs have caused a caesura in the traditional system turning diplomats more compelled than ever to be interactive, responsive and transparent.

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24/11/2015 12:49 pm

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Combating ISIS Extremism in Social Media

ZahirpourThe changing role of Information Technology has had a grave impact on the world of internet. The domain of the typical Web sites has been accompanied with an inevitable force of social networking pages helping transform the cyberspace from an individual confined access to a more public based participation. In addition to the news updates flowing from the web pages, social media has become an ideal instrument for individuals, groups, and companies to boost their personal, social and business goals the way they desire.

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18/08/2015 8:35 am

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Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2015: Media, Foreign Policy and Great Stories

GMF_Daniel_KappelmannExactly one month after suffering a lumbar disc herniation I seriously hesitated when receiving Deutsche Welle’s invitation to travel all the way to Germany for the Global Media Forum (GMF) 2015. Today, after surviving two 13 hour flights and back home in Mexico I certainly believe it was a great choice, the effort was definitely worth the experience.

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23/07/2015 11:46 am

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If fiction gives us empathy, can reality make us more human?

AnaValiente-photoIn 2014, American photographer John Stanmeyer won the World Press Photo award in the contemporary issues category. His picture depicts a beach in Djibouti, at night, where a group of Somalian, Ethiopian and Eritrean immigrants raise their cell phones to the sky looking for a signal. They are on their way to Europe, and the shinny screen lights are the only things they have left connecting them to the world they are leaving behind. Today, development and technology go hand in hand. Stanmeyer’s snapshot is an example of how digitalisation has shaped not only our ways of communicating, but also our lives.

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20/07/2015 11:27 am

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Empowering or Exploiting? Africa’s digital story

Charles_Mensah_xThe debate on what international social media platforms get from the African continent can continue over and over but the issue is whether at the end of the day there is any positive results on both sides.

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15/07/2015 8:53 am

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