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23rd November 2015

Sian MacLeod

by Sian MacLeod

UK Ambassador to Serbia

Diplomatic Notes and Instruments: Blog for St Cecilia’s Day

A colleague in the Balkans recently said “tell me about music and diplomacy”. Sitting in Vienna on a cold, grey Sunday that is the day of St Cecilia patron saint of music, seems as good a time as any. A flurry of academic writing has yet to persuade me of music’s capacity ‘to model international […]

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3rd May 2012 Washington DC, USA

James Barbour

by James Barbour

Press Secretary and Head of Communications

World Press Freedom Day

This week marks two auspicious events.  One year ago yesterday, I started work at the Embassy in Washington.  Even aside from the mad dash to the airport in Moscow, the missed flights and unplanned but very pleasant stopover in Copenhagen, it was quite the day to remember. It’s also World Press Freedom Day, the day […]

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7th March 2011

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by Leigh Turner

Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

Ambassadors in high heels

I’m giving a press conference at a seminar for young eastern European mayors at the Ukrainian provincial town of Vinnitsa when a journalist leans forward.  Why, he asks, are there are so few women amongst the mayors invited to the event? After the organisers have explained that they had to invite young mayors from those […]

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