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Report on Australian E-diplomacy

April 4, 2011

I’ve just got around to reading the report that the Lowy Institute put out last November on e-diplomacy at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The basic thrust is that DFAT has fallen behind other MFAs; the report benchmarks against the UK Foreign Office,  the US State Department and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and Internationl Trade. Public Diplomcy is only part of the story, there is some interesting discussion of the use of social media platforms for internal communication and interaction with partner organizations.

The Lowy Institute also put out a more comprehensive report on Australia’s Diplomatic Deficit in March 2009.

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