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Our digital diplomacy in 2014

I’ve just been presenting to senior Foreign Office leaders on our digital work in 2014. It’s been a momentous year. The Digital Transformation Unit we envisaged in the Digital Strategy … Read more »Our digital diplomacy in 2014

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List time! My favourite Foreign Office social media content of 2014

In no particular order:   1. The FCO’s first foray into Buzzfeeding     2. This gif to outline the UK priorities for UNGA in September     3. Some brilliant visualisations … Read more »List time! My favourite Foreign Office social media content of 2014

Reviewing the digital work of our embassies – part 2

This blog post looks at what we learnt from our recent review of how our embassies around the world are using digital. In our 2014 digital review we asked posts … Read more »Reviewing the digital work of our embassies – part 2

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Reviewing the digital work of our embassies

We recently conducted a review of how our embassies are using digital. This blog explains why and how we run that review. The next blog looks at the findings. With … Read more »Reviewing the digital work of our embassies

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Piloting new digital training

The FCO has an ambitious change agenda to bring the organisation fully into the digital age. Our Digital Transformation Unit was set up in February 2014, bringing in the specialist … Read more »Piloting new digital training

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Further adventures testing the Chevening application system

Some beautiful photos from the latest round of Chevening user testing, and what we learned from the latest cohort of scholars On Saturday 25 October, the latest cohort of Chevening … Read more »Further adventures testing the Chevening application system

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Digital Week at the FCO

Last week, the FCO held its first ever Digital Week: a concentrated effort to show our staff how digital tools and technologies can transform our policy-making, service delivery and communications. … Read more »Digital Week at the FCO

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Promoting LGBT rights in China

It’s not always easy to promote human rights in China. But people do care. In particular, our statements supporting LGBT rights always achieve a great deal of attention, most of … Read more »Promoting LGBT rights in China

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