Nations that demonstrate a commitment to transparency maintain an online presence. Many are actively involved in eDiplomacy. Global citizens have the opportunity of learning more about other countries as well as their own.
Randomly selected by skipping through the alphabet, here’s how a few countries are using online communication to manage international relations and the political process.
In addition to a clearly enumerated statement of the activities and responsibilities of the Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs, their website also provides contact information for its former Ambassadors. Could those experienced diplomats be instrumental in fostering citizen diplomacy?
Estonia votes online. No surprise :: early adapters.
Drill through the bilingual site of the Republic of Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and there’s a page on the Ministry’s historical buildings, the brink and mortar version of their website.
New Zealand‘s foreign office website offers an array of information on regional issues. Don’t see any blogs by ministers.
The Republic of Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs displays tourism and business facts for site visitors.
Difficult to say how e-diplomacy functions based on a visit to the Republic of Zambia website. In the pull down menu under Government, there doesn’t seem to be a cabinet position dedicated to foreign relations.
Other notable practitioners of eDiplomacy?