Digital Diplomacy Moments of 2016

These are selected digital diplomacy highlights of 2016

Swiss President goes viral

Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann goes viral with straight-laced speech about the therapeutic effects of laughter

The Pope joins Instagram

Pope Francis joins Instagram and becomes third most followed world leader on the platform.

¿Que bolá Cuba?

US President Barack Obama makes historic trip to Cuba and starts with a tweet.

Obama Out

Barack Obama makes his last appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Brexit Vote

The UK EU Referendum vote for #Brexit stuns European leaders.

Border Wall

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto rebuffs Donald Trump’s claim that Mexico will pay for the planned border wall.

US Elections

Donald Trump wins the US Presidential Elections to become the 45th US President

Fidel Castro dies

President-elect Donald Trump pays tribute to Cuban Leader Fidel Castro with an explanation mark!


President-elect Donald Trump suggests former UKIP leader Nigel Farage would make a great UK ambassador in Washington.

Digital Diplomat of the year

Google’s Eric Schmidt is crowned Digital Diplomat of the year by Foreign Policy Magazine.

Digital Media Strategy

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop launches digital media strategy to strengthen Australia’s #DigitalDiplomacy

Next US Secretary of State

Donald Trump chooses ExxonMobil’s Rex Tillerson as the next US Secretary of State.

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