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Foreign Policy, Media Diplomacy and Propaganda
This paper examines the role of media diplomacy, public diplomacy and propaganda in the reporting of the meeting between the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Israel on April 15, 2004.
# 102223 | 1,068 words | 4 sources | APA | 2006 | US

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The paper looks at several different reports of this event and analyzes how the use of media and public diplomacy, along with propaganda, shape the way in which news is actually reported. The paper discusses how the United States focused on the commitment to fighting terrorism as its outcome of the meeting, the Middle-East focused on the United States' public support of the continued oppression of the Palestinians while the United Kingdom saw it as another act of arrogance by the Bush administration and used it as an attack on its own Prime Minister. The paper shows how vastly different the reports of one event can be and what one event can mean to so many different people.

From the Paper:

"Public and media diplomacy are closely related and often confused with each other. Public diplomacy is defined as a one-sided, usually half truthful communication designed to persuade public opinion where media diplomacy is essentially the same but uses a television medium to get the point across either locally or internationally. Many media and press outlets utilized this particular event to get their one-sided point across to the only audience that mattered, the one that was listening."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Channel News Asia - (2004) Bush embraces controversial Sharon's withdrawal plan. April 15, 2004
  • Gardner, Beth - (April 17, 2004) Britons see Bush snub of Blair on Mideast. Associated Press, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 17, 2004
  • Heard, Linda S. - (2004) Sharon Keeps His Avenging Sword Unsheathed. Arab News, April 20, 2004
  • Sammon, Bill - (April 15, 2004) Bush backs Israel's land claim. The Washington Times, April 15, 2004

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APA Format

Foreign Policy, Media Diplomacy and Propaganda (2008, March 20) Retrieved April 18, 2021, from

MLA Format

"Foreign Policy, Media Diplomacy and Propaganda" 20 March 2008. Web. 18 April. 2021. <>