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The Resource U.S. public diplomacy : legislative proposals to amend prohibitions on disseminating materials to domestic audiences, Matthew C. Weed

U.S. public diplomacy : legislative proposals to amend prohibitions on disseminating materials to domestic audiences, Matthew C. Weed

Label
U.S. public diplomacy : legislative proposals to amend prohibitions on disseminating materials to domestic audiences
Title
U.S. public diplomacy
Title remainder
legislative proposals to amend prohibitions on disseminating materials to domestic audiences
Statement of responsibility
Matthew C. Weed
Title variation
  • United States public diplomacy
  • Legislative proposals to amend prohibitions on disseminating materials to domestic audiences
  • Prohibitions on disseminating materials to domestic audiences
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Public diplomacy involves U.S. government activities to conduct U.S. foreign policy and promote U.S. national interests through direct outreach and communication with the population of foreign countries. Public diplomacy and international broadcasting activities include providing information to foreign publics through broadcast and Internet media and at libraries and other outreach facilities in foreign countries. For decades, Congress has enacted legislative provisions concerning U.S. government communications to U.S. domestic audiences that prohibit influencing public opinion through unauthorized publicity or propaganda. Proponents of amending these prohibitions argue that the ban on domestic dissemination of public diplomacy information is impractical given the global reach of modern communications, especially the Internet, and that it unnecessarily prevents valid U.S. government communications with foreign publics due to U.S. officials' fear of violating the ban. They assert as well that lifting the ban will promote the transparency in the United States of U.S. public diplomacy and international broadcasting activities conducted abroad. Critics of lifting the ban state that it may open the door to more aggressive U.S. government activities to persuade U.S. citizens to support government policies, and might also divert the focus of State Department and the BBG communications from foreign publics, reducing their effectiveness
Member of
Cataloging source
DOS
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Weed, Matthew C
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF5112.A3281948
LC item number
A15 2012eb online
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Library of Congress
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
R42754
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  • United States.
  • United States
  • United States
  • Propaganda, American
  • Propaganda, American
  • Public opinion
  • Communication policy
  • Diplomacy
  • United States
  • United States
  • Communication policy
  • Diplomacy
  • Legislation
  • United States
Label
U.S. public diplomacy : legislative proposals to amend prohibitions on disseminating materials to domestic audiences, Matthew C. Weed
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"September 21, 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Smith-Mundt Act and Related Provisions -- The U.S. Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 -- Section 501 of the Smith-Mundt Act -- Provisions Concerning the Role of Private Media -- Zorinsky Amendment -- Perceived Problems with Section 501 and the Zorinsky Amendment -- Proposed Restatement of Section 501 and the Zorinsky Amendment -- Removing the Ban on Domestic Dissemination of Information -- Clarifying Scope of Application -- Updating to Account for Modern Communication Technologies -- Issues for Congress -- Scope of Application and the Role of Other Government Agencies -- Domestic Dissemination and Private Media Utilization -- Retention of Domestic Dissemination Ban Elsewhere in Law -- Public Opinion: Propaganda Versus Transparency -- Modernization and the Public Diplomacy Mission -- Maintaining Public Diplomacy Resources -- Considerations for Congressional Action -- Table A-1. Section 501 of the Smith-Mundt Act (22 U.S.C. 1461) -- Table A-2. Zorinsky Amendment (22 U.S.C. 1461-1a) -- Appendix A. Side-by-Side Amendment Analysis -- Appendix B. Smith-Mundt Act Sections 502 and 1005 -- Appendix C. Section 501 and the Zorinsky Amendment -- Author Contact Information
Control code
814061994
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (21 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)814061994
Label
U.S. public diplomacy : legislative proposals to amend prohibitions on disseminating materials to domestic audiences, Matthew C. Weed
Publication
Note
"September 21, 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Smith-Mundt Act and Related Provisions -- The U.S. Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 -- Section 501 of the Smith-Mundt Act -- Provisions Concerning the Role of Private Media -- Zorinsky Amendment -- Perceived Problems with Section 501 and the Zorinsky Amendment -- Proposed Restatement of Section 501 and the Zorinsky Amendment -- Removing the Ban on Domestic Dissemination of Information -- Clarifying Scope of Application -- Updating to Account for Modern Communication Technologies -- Issues for Congress -- Scope of Application and the Role of Other Government Agencies -- Domestic Dissemination and Private Media Utilization -- Retention of Domestic Dissemination Ban Elsewhere in Law -- Public Opinion: Propaganda Versus Transparency -- Modernization and the Public Diplomacy Mission -- Maintaining Public Diplomacy Resources -- Considerations for Congressional Action -- Table A-1. Section 501 of the Smith-Mundt Act (22 U.S.C. 1461) -- Table A-2. Zorinsky Amendment (22 U.S.C. 1461-1a) -- Appendix A. Side-by-Side Amendment Analysis -- Appendix B. Smith-Mundt Act Sections 502 and 1005 -- Appendix C. Section 501 and the Zorinsky Amendment -- Author Contact Information
Control code
814061994
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (21 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)814061994

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