Twitter for Diplomats: a new guide to digital diplomacy

Authored by Andreas Sandre (@andreas212nyc) and published by the Italian Diplomatic Institute and DiploFoundation, Twitter for Diplomats is the first publication to analyze how social media diplomacy helps create – and maintain – a true conversation between policymakers and citizens, between diplomats and foreign publics.

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Twiplomacy: the rules of engagement

Source: DiploFoundation | by Andreas Sandre


In social media, engagement quite simply could be described as an ongoing interaction between two or more users who are nurturing an open online conversation. But engagement can counts various levels and layers… And because of that it can be tricky to quantify and relate it to how successful a social media strategy is. Even more so when it comes to digital diplomacy.

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Who Broke the UN? Madeleine Albright presents an exclusive FP survey on the United Nations

Source: Foreign Policy Magazine

Long a target for “reform,” the United Nations has taken heat for a bloated bureaucracy and gridlocked Security Council. FP surveyed top experts about what role it should play in today’s ever-more-tangled global conflicts, with Madeleine Albright guiding us through the results.
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Beyonce and Anderson Cooper give it all for UN Humanitarian Day

Source: MTV News

Anderson Cooper interviews humanitarian workers during the event, leading up to Beyonce’s stirring performance of ‘I Was Here.’

“Is this what happens at the U.N. every Friday night?” Anderson Cooper jokingly asked the crowd seated in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations on Friday (August 10). “Because, I’ve gotta tell you … I wanna be here every Friday night if this goes on.”
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Twiplomacy Is Bringing Diplomacy Back to Relevancy

Source: Andreas Sandre on DiploFoundation (

Since the launch of AFP’s eDiplomacy Hub in June and the recent release of Burson-Marsteller research study on the so-called ‘Twiplomacy’, the debate surrounding the use of social media tools in diplomacy and foreign affairs has thickened to new heights. Some are now asking: is twiplomacy replacing traditional diplomacy?

While Twitter and Facebook’s origins are far from being linked to diplomacy, it’s safe to say they have certainly contributed to an increase of diplomacy’s relevancy in the media and beyond, and have certainly furnished it with better outreach capabilities. Of course, they are not a substitute to traditional channels used in government-to-government relations. They are however a new way to look at our diplomatic agendas and engage with less traditional players.

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Twiplomacy: a global study on ediplomacy and digital diplomacy


Twiplomacy is the first-ever global study of world leaders on Twitter. The governments of almost two-thirds of the 193 UN member countries have a presence on Twitter: 45% of the 264 accounts analysed are personal accounts of heads of state and government, but just 30 world leaders tweet themselves and very few on a regular basis.

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New eDiplomacy Hub by AFP explores influence on Twitter

Source: AFP

AFP launches “the e-diplomacy hub”, an innovative tool for exploring the world of digital diplomacy. The “hub” visualizes, analyzes and measures the presence and influence of diplomatic actors on Twitter, across the globe and in real time.
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