Australia is one of the few countries known with its focus on ‘digital diplomacy’, and Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (which is its ‘State Department’ or ‘Foreign Ministry) recently released its new ‘Digital Media Strategy’ for 2016-18.
It’s a neat guidance for diplomats who consider ‘social media as a new way of outreach’, as well as an indicator of DFAT’s digital diplomacy understanding and acceptance.
Here are some of the admirable purposes DFAT defers to the significance of: ‘meeting the challenges facing a modern foreign service’, playing for ‘the competition for attention has never been greater’.
And cool infographics is another plus:
You can reach the introduction from here: http://dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/corporate/Pages/digital-media-strategy-2016-18.aspx
and the whole report is here-> http://dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/corporate/Documents/digital-media-strategy-2016-18.pdf
And this is DFAT’s ‘Digital Literacy Program’ :