New Podcast: Blurred line of public diplomacy and propaganda

The way we communicate has changed so much that many governments struggle to keep up pace. Public diplomacy should be used to engage, inform and influence key international audiences. However, at times, the concept of public diplomacy mirror too closely to propaganda with many officials sceptical in engaging in this practice. Is the line blurred between public diplomacy and propaganda, and what do you look out for when governments use communications to reach out to a mass audience? This podcast will discuss the differences between the two and how to effectively use public diplomacy initiatives to break negative stereotypes and bring about positive change to public perception. This podcast is hosted by Talyn Rahman-Figueroa (CEO, Grassroot Diplomat).

Grassroot Diplomat Talks is the monthly podcast produced by Grassroot Diplomat, discussing the practices of diplomacy and international relations in today's modern world. Further information can be found on:

In case you missed our past podcasts...

  • Episode #1 - Limitations to Joining the Diplomatic Foreign Service
  • Episode #2 - Self Development in Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Episode #3 - Diplomats in the Private Sector
  • Episode #4 - Alternate Routes to Diplomacy
  • Episode #5 - National Versus Ethnic Loyalty in Diplomacy
  • Episode #6 - Food Diplomacy is Served
  • Episode #7 - Video-game Diplomacy from Overwatch to Street Fighter
  • Episode #8 - Women in Diplomacy
  • Episode #9 - Innovations in Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Episode #10 - Where are you REALLY from? Exclusive DNA Reveal
  • Episode #11 - Unification through Sports Diplomacy
  • Episode #12 - Shithole Countries?

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