this week I attempted to evaluate the manner in which foreign ministries used social media in order to offer consular assistance to citizens stranded in Nepal following the recent earthquake. This analysis explores the manner in which MFAs use social media in order to achieve a traditional goal of public diplomacy- aid to citizens in need. As such, it may be an example of the evolutionary view of digital diplomacy.
Here’s the rest of the blog by Ilan Manor of Tel Aviv University’s Department of Communications. His project aims to gain an understanding of how foreign ministries now use Digital Diplomacy and digital platforms in the conduct of diplomacy. Therefore, it examines a variety of topics ranging from an analysis of the content posted by foreign ministries on their digital channels (e.g., Twitter, Facebook) to the manner in which foreign policy messages are tailored to different audiences.