Public diplomacy in the digital age

Corneliu Bjola, Jennifer Cassidy, Ilan Manorc

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As data fast become the 'new oil', the opportunities for public diplomacy to grow as a field of practice are real and game-changing. Drawing on social informatics research, this article seeks to advance our understanding of how digital technologies shape the context in which public diplomacy operates by reshaping the medium of public communication, blurring the boundary between foreign and domestic affairs and empowering new actors. Despite inevitable challenges, the future of public diplomacy in the digital age remains bright, as digital technologies create tremendous opportunities for public diplomacy to build stronger, more diverse and more enduring bridges between offline and online communities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-101
Number of pages19
JournalThe Hague Journal of Diplomacy
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Digital age
  • Digital diplomacy
  • Public diplomacy
  • Social informatics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations


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