Broadcasting Board of Governors. BBG Website has a new look and updated content. Developed by BBG public affairs staffer Joan Mower.
Georgetown University ISD Panels, "Talking with the Islamic World: Is the Message Getting Through?" Spring 2002 series coordinated by Marjorie Ransom with assistance from Mary Gawronski is online in html and pdf formats.
- Session I: The U.S. Image in the Islamic World
- Session II: How American and Foreign Media Present America
- Session III: Projecting a Positive American Image
Michael Medved. "Hollywood's Contribution to Anti-Americanism," The National Interest, Summer, 2002, pp. 5-14. "Hollywood may dismiss its silver-screen version of a violent and debauched America as harmless fantasy, but to the rest of the world its the real thing."
Marc Nathanson. BBG Chair. National Press Club Afternoon Newsmaker Program,
Wednesday, June 26, 2002.Discusses Middle East Radio Network (with Norm Pattis) and other issues.
Neil Hickey. "Perspectives on War: Different Cultures, Different Coverage," Columbia Journalism Review, March/April, 2002. CJR examines different perspectives in media coverage of Afghanistan and events in the Middle East. Neil Hickey compares TV coverage in the West with Al Jazeera. Rick Zednik looks inside Al Jazeera. George Kennedy finds differences in war coverage in the U.S. and the U.K.
Henry Hyde.HIRC Chair. Transcript with Q&A, Speaking to our Silent Allies: the Role of Public Diplomacy in U.S. Foreign Policy, Remarks at Washington Council on Foreign Relations, June 17, 2002.
Shanthi Kalathil. "Community and Communalism in the Information Age," Reprinted from Spring 2002 issue of the Brown Journal of World Affairs, Volume IX, Issue 1. "Many have extolled America's ability to wield not only hard military power but soft power, the less easily quantifiable ability to influence, persuade and shape opinion through culture, diplomacy, and diffuse information flows . . . Yet since 11 September, policymakers and the public alike have been confronted with the flip side of that assumption." Online at Carnegie Endowment Information Revolution and World Politics Project.
Lawrence Kaplan. "Return Address: Why the Bushies Won't Push Democracy in the Middle East," The New Republic, June 10, 2002. Kaplan on the views of Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Haass, Lorne Craner, Doug Feith, Paula Dobriansky, Charlotte Beers, Norm Pattis, Andrew Natsios, Thomas Carothers, Mark Palmer and others. Not hotlinked on the TNR website.
Pew Research Center. "Publics News Habits Little Changed by September 11, Americans Lack Background to Follow International News," People-press, June 9, 2002." Reported levels of reading, watching and listening to the news are not markedly different than in the spring of 2000. At best, a slightly larger percentage of the public is expressing general interest in international and national news, but there is no evidence its appetite for international news extends much beyond terrorism and the Middle East."
Amb. (ret.) P.S. Sahai. "Cultural Diplomacy: India in Singapore," February, 2002. pp 1-18. Amb. Sahai served in the Indian Foreign Service from 1963 to 2000 and is now on the faculty at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development in Chandigarh. He met with Juliet Antunes-Sablosky, Barry Fulton, and Jerry Manheim at GWU on June 25. (MS Word copy available on request.)
John Rendon. Letter to the Editor, The New Republic, June 24, 2002.Reply to Franklin Foer's "Flacks Americana" article, May 20.
Stephen Seplow. "Closer to Home," American Journalism Review, July/August, 2002. Long relegated to the margins, foreign news has experienced a modest resurgence since September 11. But much of the coverage has focused on the war on terrorism and the Middle East. Will the blackout return after the crises ebb?"
Charles Skuba. "Branding America," Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Summer/Fall, 2002, pp. 105-114. PDF manuscript version available on request."The United States must use the tools of marketing to promote America's image abroad."
Shibley Telami.Statement on public diplomacy before the House CJS Subcommittee, April 24. Online at Brookings. Forwarded by Dell Pendergrast.