Journalists in Turkey marched in protest on Friday after police arrested 10 reporters and writers, detentions that prompted the European Commission to warn the EU candidate country over its democratic credentials.

PDiN Monitor Editorial Staff
Sherine B. Walton, Editor-in-Chief
Naomi Leight, Managing Editor
Marissa Cruz-Enriquez, Associate Editor

Wikileaks may be a shock to the system, but it also might bring certain public diplomacy benefits.

Rio Doce, a publication for Sinaloa, Mexico, interviewed CPD Director Philip Seib about the recent release of cables by WikiLeaks and its effect on the relationship between Mexico and the U.S.

Last week's two-day conference, “International Encounter of Journalists: Media Treatment of the Middle East,” was organized to “create a space for reflection and meaningful dialogue about media treatment of the Middle East and its influence on Spanish public opinion.”

The United States will provide 125 scholarships to Pakistani journalists during 2011 as part of public diplomacy and capacity building cooperation, Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said after leading discussions with senior American officials on public diplomacy.

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy was pleased to host Ambassador Carlos Pascual, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico for a talk titled, "Journalism, Human Rights, and Security in Mexico: Current Challenges for U.S. Public Diplomacy".

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