Public Diplomacy in the Middle East and South Asia: Is the Message Getting Through? : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, May 16, 2007, Volume 4

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007 - 78 pages
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Page 5 - How is it that the country that invented Hollywood and Madison Avenue has allowed such a destructive and parodied image of itself to become the intellectual coin of the realm overseas?
Page 7 - ... pull-quotes, captions and pictures, including five photos of the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. STRATEGIC DIRECTION: Since the fall of 2005, a reinvigorated public diplomacy team has been implementing a comprehensive strategy based on three strategic objectives: • Offer people throughout the world a positive vision of hope and opportunity that is rooted in America's belief in freedom, justice, opportunity and respect for all. • Isolate and marginalize the...
Page 10 - ... Isolate and marginalize the violent extremists; confront their ideology of tyranny and hate. Undermine their efforts to portray the west as in conflict with Islam by empowering mainstream voices and demonstrating respect for Muslim cultures and contributions. • Foster a sense of common interests and values between Americans and people of different countries, cultures and faiths throughout the world. Guided by our tactics of Engage, Exchange, Educate, and Empower, we have launched an array of...
Page 31 - ... of Foreign Opinion Research in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research; and all US missions abroad. In 1999, the US Information Agency was abolished. Its functions, other than international broadcasting, were distributed among these State Department elements. US international broadcasting services including the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia, and Radio/TV Marti were placed under an independent federal entity, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). The BBG...
Page 59 - America's policy choices have consequences. Right or wrong, it is simply a fact that American policy regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and American actions in Iraq are dominant staples of popular commentary across the Arab and Muslim world. That does not mean US choices have been wrong. It means those choices must be integrated with America's message of opportunity to the Arab and Muslim world.
Page 39 - Governors (880) through its broadcast services promotes and sustains freedom and democracy by broadcasting accurate and objective news and information about the United States and the world to audiences overseas and by using the truth to stimulate debates in regions where free expression is denied.
Page 60 - President has reiterated that our national security strategy is founded upon two pillars: "The first pillar is promoting freedom, justice and human dignity — working to end tyranny, to promote effective democracies and to extend prosperity through free and fair trade and wise development policies.
Page 22 - Thank you very much, Mr. Scott. Mr. SCOTT. Thank you, Mr. Chairman and gentlemen.
Page 61 - Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Karen Hughes has moved forward with developing a unified strategic communications apparatus, but progress has been slow, and she will have to persevere in her efforts to corral the disparate efforts. Hughes...
Page 60 - ... their territory effectively, and pursue economic and political policies that benefit their citizens. Free governments do not oppress their people or attack other free nations. Peace and international stability are most reliably built on a foundation of freedom. The second pillar of our strategy is confronting the challenges of our time by leading a growing community of democracies. Many of the problems we face - from the threat of pandemic disease, to proliferation of weapons of mass destruction,...

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