Posts Tagged ‘public diplomacy’
Kill The DJ, an Indonesian artist hit Big Apple. Their only weapon is Javanese Rap. I think this is a creative way to play public diplomacy role. Kill The DJ and friends engage foreign public especially the Big Apple’s public with their beats. They plays modern rap, but their biggest selling point is, they use Javanese. I think, Indonesian government should support such creative movement. I believe that there are many advantage for the country. The most important thing, such creative movement will be Indonesian soft power. Here is Jakarta Globe full report on their performance in the Big Apple.
Dewaruci is a legendary yacht in Indonesia. Jakarta post just said, it one the pride of the Indonesian Navy. Dewaruci has frequently journeyed around the world. the longest mission, is more than 250 days on the voyage. I think, this is a genius public diplomacy from Indonesia. it should be more empowered. someone in the Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs should make Dewaruci as a serious strategy for public diplomacy. it maybe more intersting if Dewaruci not just represented Indonesia as maritime country, but also represent another Indonesia’s soft power.
jakarta post have a good coverage about dewaruci
The Dewa Ruci was once the pride of the Indonesian Navy, and first came to Indonesia from Germany in l953. The 56.5-meter-long warship has 16 sails covering 1,091 square meters.
i deeply concerned how the US government undertake their public diplomacy. since obama’s victory, US have manipulated his image internationally for public diplomacy purpose. formerly, I have searched that Bush was not the source for US public diplomacy. but Obama, just like a bonus for US public diplomacy strategy. how come ?
it is deeply rooted on global frustration on Bush, his administration, and US foreign policy toward Iraq, Afghanistan, and recent global economic crisis. I think, this is a hard situation for US diplomat regarding positive image of the US. unexpectedly, there is Obama that come into view as a promising successor for Bush. Obama become expected figure not only for US citizen but also for global community. beyond such a high expectation then, Obama is now become main source for US public diplomacy. just see how US Dept of State manipulate his positive image for such a particular issues.