[LINK] net crucial in spreading U.S. message
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Source:Edupage, September 12, 2001
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NET CRUCIAL IN SPREADING U.S. MESSAGE
The U.S. State Department stressed the importance of the
Internet as a diplomatic tool at the second annual Net
Diplomacy conference. "We have got to use these technologies
to tell America's story, to promote America's interests, and
perhaps further the ideas of freedom and democracy around the
world," said Undersecretary of State Marc Grossman. The Office
of International Information Programs, which organized the
conference, battles anti-American propaganda through a
multilingual Web site that releases uncensored information.
For example, Chinese people were kept abreast through the
site of the dealings between their government and that of the
United States concerning the crew of a U.S. surveillance plane
that collided with a Chinese fighter and made an emergency
landing in China.
(Associated Press, 6 September 2001)
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