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Jakarta Post

Digital diplomacy: Engage online for survival, or be ignored

  • Anggia Valerisha


Bandung   /   Fri, October 11, 2019   /  03:58 pm
Digital diplomacy: Engage online for survival, or be ignored In digital diplomacy the conversation and activism through these platforms has changed the perspectives of both sides; the leaders or diplomats and representatives overseas, and also the public themselves. (The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana)

The Foreign Ministry hosted the first regional conference meeting on digital diplomacy called the Regional Conference on Digital Diplomacy (RCDD) on Sept. 10, which was attended by government representatives, experts, representatives of the private sector, academics and civil society groups, from 16 countries across the Asia Pacific, including 10 countries in Southeast Asia along with China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. The fact that Indonesia first initiated the forum on the topic of digital diplomacy is definitely something to be proud of. It required many considerations to make this forum a success regardless of the political situations at the domestic, regional and even global levels. Unexpectedly, all delegates appeared enthusiastic about the issue. Digital diplomacy is often interpreted simply as diplomatic activities through the use of digital techno...

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