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The Challenge of Making NATO’s Voice Heard

Written by Dr. Stefanie Babst, NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy

Question: how many videos do you imagine are watched on YouTube each day. A few million? A couple of hundred million? The answer is actually 2 billion – and growing.

In 2007, Twitter saw 5,000 tweets a day. Today Twitter counts over 300 million registered users.

In 2012, the most popular social network, Facebook, reports more than 800 million active users. It is the world’s most visited website, accessible in 70 languages and consuming 700 billion minutes per month… Continue reading

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The Linguistics of Winning Hearts and Minds

Language: “the method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way” (OED), or a system of verbal and nonverbal communicative cues that allow for a mutual exchange of thoughts … Continue reading

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