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Embassies and ambassadors on Medium

Diplomats are embracing the platform and the opportunities it offers.

Andreas Sandre
Jan 25, 2017 · 7 min read

Following up on my recent post on how many world leaders are on Medium, here’s a look at how the diplomatic community in Washington DC has embraced the platform and how many US embassies around the world are active.

As for previous posts, the following list is not exhaustive and is limited to the US market (foreign embassies and ambassadors in Washington DC, UN missions and representatives in New York, and US embassies around the world). It shows however the role of Medium in the foreign policy and diplomatic community and how different entities are experimenting with the platform, whether it’s for digital campaigns, oped-style posts, long-form and multimedia content.

🌍 FOREIGN EMBASSIES IN WASHINGTON DC

The number of foreign embassies in the US capital that have established a presence on Medium, whether active or not, is growing tremendously. This has also translated into an increase of articles and features posted, while experimenting on content, including photos, videos, and embeds.

🇦🇹 AUSTRIA

Embassy of Austria

🇧🇭 BAHRAIN

Bahrain Embassy

🇧🇪 BELGIUM

Embassy of Belgium

🇧🇬 BULGARIA

Embassy of Bulgaria

🇭🇷 CROATIA

Embassy of Croatia

🇨🇾 CYPRUS

EmbassyofCyprus

🇨🇿 CZECH REPUBLIC

Czech Embassy in DC

🇪🇪 ESTONIA

Embassy of Estonia

🇪🇺 EUROPEAN UNION

EUintheUS

🇫🇮 FINLAND

Embassy of Finland

🇫🇷 FRANCE

French Embassy U.S.

🇩🇪 GERMANY

GermanyinUSA

🇬🇷 GREECE

Embassy of Greece in DC

🇭🇺 HUNGARY

Embassy of Hungary

🇮🇸 ICELAND

Embassy of Iceland

🇮🇪 IRELAND

Embassy of Ireland

🇮🇹 ITALY

Italy in US

🇽🇰 KOSOVO

Kosovo Embassy (as of February 2017)

🇳🇱 NETHERLANDS

Netherlands Embassy (as of February 2017)

🇵🇱 POLAND

PolishEmbassyUS (as of March 2017)

🇸🇰 SLOVAKIA

Embassy of Slovakia (as of March 2017)

🇪🇸 SPAIN

Embassy of Spain USA

🇸🇪 SWEDEN

Embassy of Sweden USA (as of April 2017)

🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND

Switzerland in the USA

🇬🇧 UNITED KINGDOM

British Embassy

The following embassies have a Medium profile but are not active yet: Embassy of Georgia (two accounts are available: the other, Embassy of Georgia to US, while active is not linked to an official Twitter of Facebook profile), Embassy of Israel, Embassy of Peru - US, Russian Embassy, USA, Turkish Press Office, UAE Embassy . Washington.

🇺🇳 U.N. MISSIONS AND AMBASSADORS IN NEW YORK

While the presence on Medium of the diplomatic community in Washington DC is solidifying, at the United Nations the situation is much different. Of the few U.N. missions and ambassadors in New York, it appears that only the United Kingdom is active on the platform, with its mission UKUN_NewYork and its permanent representative, Ambassador Matthew Rycroft (for whom a second account is also active: Matthew Rycroft).

For now also EU Delegation to UN, La France à l'ONU, and Italy UN New York are on the platform but not active yet. Former permanent representatives are also on the platform, including Ambassador stefan tafrov of Bulgaria, and Ambassador Samantha Power of the United States.

🌎 U.S. EMBASSIES AROUND THE WORLD

🇦🇱 ALBANIA

US Embassy Tirana

🇪🇬 EGYPT

US Embassy Cairo

🇪🇪 ESTONIA

USEmbassyTallinn

🇬🇭 GHANA

US Embassy Ghana

🇱🇻 LATVIA

US Embassy Riga

🇺🇦 UKRAINE

U.S. Embassy Kyiv

🇬🇧 UNITED KINGDOM

U.S. Embassy London

The Mission of the United States @ OECD is also active on Medium. The following US embassies are not active but have a presence on Medium: Embassy of the United States in Australia, U.S. Embassy BSB (Brunei Darussalam), U.S. Embassy Sofia, US Embassy Cambodia, U.S. Embassy Dublin, U.S. Embassy Namibia, U.S. Embassy Qatar, and US Embassy Slovakia.

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