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Yeni Diplomasi’s Review of Digital Diplomacy in 2013

Yeni Diplomasi’s Review of Digital Diplomacy in 2013

December 30, 2013 1:55 pm by: Category: Digital Diplomacy, Featured, Public Diplomacy, Read, Social Media Diplomacy 1 Comment A+ / A-

Yeni Diplomasi, a Turkish website that covers all things digital diplomacy, released their review of 2013 last week. Gökhan Yücel and his crew compiled an impressive list of awards in this presentation:


While it is correct to read this as a slight self-pat on the back (we were awarded the “Best Digital Diplomacy Blog” award!!!), there are just too many quality resources here to not compile a list of links. So, as you look forward to 2014, here are many of the most noteworthy actors and issues of which you should be paying attention:

 

State of the Year: #Iran

 

Cartoon of the Year: iran-facebook-cartoon (This is actually a few years old though. Kudos to the prescient cartoonist.)

 

Head of State of the Year: Hassan Rouhani (Iran)

 

Digital Diplomacy Strategy of the YearForeign Office (FCO) (UK)

 

Foreign Ministers of the Year: Carl Bildt (Sweden) & Javad Zarif (Iran)

 

Portal of the Year (Ministry): Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s Digital Diplomacy (UK)

 

Digital Diplomacy Team of the Year: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sweden

 

Digital Diplomacy Team Leaders of the Year: Adam Bye (UK) & Petrit Selimi (Kosovo)

 

Social Media Team of the Year: UN Media Team

 

Social Network of the Year: Twitter

 

Ambassador of the Year: Tom Fletcher (British Ambassador to Lebanon)

 

Digital Engagement of the Year (Embassy): UK in Lebanon

 

Digital Engagement of the Year (Portal): DigitalKosovo.org (Kosovo) & CONX.state.gov (US)

 

Twitter Engagement of the Year (State): @Sweden

 

Tweet of the Year:

 

Conversation of the Year:

 

Video of the Year:

 

Instagram Activation of the Year: Once in a Lifetime (Israel)

 

Facebook Engagement of the Year (State): Kosovo

 

Facebook Engagement of the Year (Embassy): US Embassy in Jakarta

 

YouTube Engagement of the Year (Ministry): Germany

 

YouTube Engagement of the Year (Embassy): UK in Lebanon

 

Digital Diplomacy Advocate of the Year: Andreas Sandre

 

Special Profiles of the Year: Matthias Lüfkens & E-Diplomacy

 

Minister’s Blog Article of the Year: “Digital Diplomacy: Adapting Our Diplomatic Engagement” by John Kerry

 

Diplomat’s Blog of the Year (Bilingual): Leigh Turner (UK)

 

#Selfie Diplomacy of the Year: Barack Obama, David Cameron & Helle Thorning-Schmidt

photo credit: Roberto Schmidt, AFPGetty Images

photo credit: Roberto Schmidt, AFPGetty Images

 

Digital Agenda of the Year: European Union

 

Global Study of the Year: Twiplomacy

 

Non-Global Study of the Year: “The Gezi Park Incident” Evaluation Report by Siege Arts

 

Book of the YearThe New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business by Eric Schmidt & Jared Cohen

 

Suggested Reading in 2014: Cyberspace & International Relations edited by Jan-Frederick Kremer & Benedikt Müller

 

Think-Tank Publication of the Year: The Digital Diplomacy Revolution: Why Is Canada Lagging Behind? by Roland Paris

 

Private Sector Publication of the Year: Digital Diplomacy and the #G8 by Portland

 

Digital Diplomacy Blog of the Year (Analysis): The Public Diplomat (Yeah!!) Journal Article of the Year: “Rethinking popular geopolitics in the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty dispute: Creative diplomacy and citizen statecraft” by Alasdair Pinkerton & Matt Benwell

 

Student Work of the Year: “Social Media in Public Diplomacy: Twitter and DC Embassies: Part 1 / Part 2” by Jeanette Gaida

 

B.A. Dissertation of the Year: “British Senior Diplomats’ use of Twitter: A content analysis” by David Folley

 

M.A. Dissertation of the Year: “Twitter as an Instrument of Public Diplomacy: A Case Study of Sweden and Germany” by Helen Hoffman

 

Ph.D. Dissertation of he Year: “American Statecraft for a Global Digital Age: Warfare, Diplomacy and Culture in a Segregated World” by Omar A. El-Khairy

 

Regional Focus of the Year: “The Arab World Online: Trends in Internet Usage in the Arab Region” by the Dubai School of Government

 

e-Book of the Year: Twitter for Diplomats by Andreas Sandre

 

Scholars of the Year (Digital Sociology & Anthropology): Marc Smith, Michael Wesch, Leon WattsZeynep Tufekci

 

Media Outlet of the Year: The Huffington Post

 

Op-Eds of the Year:

“Digital diplomacy: facing a future without borders” by Jimmy Leach

“4 Years of Digital Diplomacy and Change” by Alan W. Silberberg

“The New Golden Age of Diplomacy” by Gergely Polner

“A Revolution in Digital Diplomacy” by Brett Daniel Shehadey

“Digital diplomacy: here to stay and worth the risk?” by Stuart Hughes

“‘Fast Diplomacy’: The Future of Foreign Policy?” by Andreas Sandre

“Diplomacy and the Digital Age” by Arturo Sarukhan

 

Interviews of the Year: Alec Ross

“Alec Ross: Diplomacy in the Digital Age” by Maysam Ali

“The Future of Digital Diplomacy: An Interview With Alec Ross” by Alex Fitzpatrick

“Exit Interview: Alec Ross on Internet Freedom, Innovation and Digital Diplomacy” by Alexander Howard

 

Newspaper/Magazine Reports of the Year:

“Prime Minister’s Office recruiting students to wage online hasbara battles” by Barak Ravid

“Kosovo Attains Status (on Facebook) It Has Sought for Years: Nation” by Dan Bilefsky

“Kosovo’s Digital Diplomats” by Philip Boyes

 

Think-Tank of the Year: The Brookings Institute

 

Research Centers of the Year: Oxford Internet Institute & MIT Media Lab

 

Digital Firm of the Year: Burson Marsteller

 

Cultural Diplomacy Project of the Year: #Turkayfe

 

Digital Diaspora Accounts of the Year: World Uyghur Congress & No Sochi 2014

 

Digital Diaspora Study of the Year: E-Diasporas

 

Digital Diaspora Book of the Year: Diasporas and Diplomacy: Cosmopolitan contact zones at the BBC World Service (1932-2012) edited by Marie Gillespie & Alban Webb

 

Digital City Diplomacy of the Year: Dubai (@DXBMediaOffice, @SmartGov_Dubai, @DubaiExcellence)

 

Digital Corporate Diplomacy of the Year: Turkish Airlines

 

Digital Country Branding of the Year: Sweden

 

Digital Diplomacy Quote of the Year:

As a prime minister of Kosovo, I found it difficult to accept that I have to declare myself as being from Serbia. Being listed by Facebook was like being recognized by a global economic superpower. It has enormous impact. — Hashim Tachi

 

Most Popular TweetQuote of the Year:

 

International Organization of the Year: UN Refugee Agency 

 

Visualization of the Year: Mapping @DFATDCanada

 

Visualization of the Year (Corporate): Coordinated Migration by Facebook Data Science Team

 

Data Journalism of the Year: The Guardian’s DataBlog

 

Big Data Project of the Year: GDELT Events Database

 

Dataset of the Year: World Leader Twitter Directory by @VITweeple

 

Travel Portal & App of the Year: Peru

 

Travel Advisory App of the Year (Ministry): Conseils aux Voyageurs (France)

 

Innovation of the Year: World’s First Digitally Signed International Agreement (Finland & Estonia)

 

Public-Private Partnership of the Year: U.S. State Department MOOC Camps

 

Start-Up of the Year: Diplomatify

 

Digital Game of the Year: Trace Effects

 

Search Engine of the Year: Hshtags

 

Academic Program of the Year: Bahcesehir University’s Digital Diplomacy Program (Turkey)

 

Netizens of the Year: Iranians

 

Professional Event of the Year: Digital Diplomacy Open House by the Digital Diplomacy Coalition

 

Conference of the Year: Digital Diplomacy + Social Good Forum by the Digital Diplomacy Coalition

 

Professional Group of the Year: The Digital Diplomacy Coalition

 

Pioneer of the Year: 10th Anniversary of Tech@State

 

Newcomer of the Year: DigitalDiplomacy.ro by Andra Alexandru

 

Disappointment of the Year: The e-Diplomacy Hub

 

Failure of the Year: Syria

 

Job Vacancy of the Year: Part Time Digital Diplomacy Officer (UK)

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About Michael Ardaiolo

Michael Ardaiolo is currently a student in Syracuse University's Public Diplomacy Master's Program: M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and M.S. in Public Relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. In addition, he is a recovering record slinger, a Criterion Collection addict, an NBA obsessor, and a struggling student of the Korean language.

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