Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Mike Hammer will travel to Kampala, Uganda, Nairobi, Kenya and Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa, departing Washington, DC on October 22nd. At each stop he will engage with journalists, students, civil society leaders and government spokespeople on public diplomacy and communication efforts, support for democratic institutions and freedom of press and economic statecraft, among other topics. He will also underscore the U.S. government’s commitment to the region.
While in Johannesburg, Assistant Secretary Hammer will deliver keynote remarks at the launch of the new location of the Africa Regional Media Hub, which is one of six media hubs around the world managed by the Bureau of Public Affairs. The hubs – in Brussels, Dubai, Johannesburg, London, Miami and Tokyo – serve as conduits through which the Department communicates American foreign policy directly to international audiences.
WASHINGTON, October 23, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)
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