Monthly Archives: November 2010

Entertainment Education moving in the right direction

Entertainment education (E-E) is an increasingly used strategy that is interwoven in each of our lives more than we know. There is no question that entertainment is one of the best ways to get an individuals attention, so why not … Continue reading

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For New Messages, Press Play: Updating the US Communication Strategy

For years, much of the world has considered the US communication system of messaging influencing more than a little draconian. Even lesser developed countries and regions that many may have quietly assumed to be easily duped or seduced have looked askance and … Continue reading

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My friends, what do you want from us?

The title is cited from the poem which is written by a Chinese diaspora, the following is the website about the poem:http://www.chinaherald.net/2008/04/my-friends-what-do-you-want-from-us.html The poem is talking about the misunderstanding between the Western view and Chinese view. I thought this poem … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga is my diplomat.

Joseph Nye talks about soft power as getting someone to WANT to do what you want them to… and in the PD 2.0 speech by Glass man, came this interesting tidbit: “But in this new world of communications, any government … Continue reading

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Can Communication Technology Help Galvanize Political Change in the Wake of the Lady’s Release?

For years I have followed the travails of Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyii and along with the much of the world was overjoyed at her recent release. I began to think of what we have been studying about the debate … Continue reading

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The (Arab) World According to Al Jazeera

 Undoubtedly, since its inception in the shadows of Operation Desert Storm, Al Jazeera’s growing power, reach and  influence has catapulted the news agency to the status of international non-state actor. As several Arab regimes such as Jordan can attest it has certainly become … Continue reading

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Jihadist Letterhead

My eyes were opened a little wider this week, on the effect of media framing. Reporting on Al Qaeda frequently portrays training camp compounds in remote valleys and conjures images of no-man’s lands in mountainous areas of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen, where militant Islamists are thought to be hiding in … Continue reading

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