Global Twitter Q & A with Under Secretary Tara Sonenshine

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 21, 2012

On Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EDT, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine will participate in a global Twitter Q & A. Using the hashtag #AskState, participants from around the world can simultaneously submit questions and share ideas directly with Under Secretary Sonenshine about U.S. public diplomacy.

The U.S. Department of State’s official English-language Twitter feed, @StateDept, will host the session. Participants can also submit questions using the same hashtag (#AskState) in 8 additional languages using the Department of State Twitter accounts listed below. Questions may be submitted starting now and will be accepted through the conclusion of the session on June 27.

Participants can submit questions to the following accounts using the hashtag #AskUSA:


@USAbilAraby (Arabic)

@USA_Zhongwen (Chinese)

@USAdarFarsi (Farsi)

@USAenFrancais (French)

@USAHindiMein (Hindi)

@USAemPortugues (Portuguese)

@USApoRusski (Russian)

@USAenEspanol (Spanish)

These social media accounts support the Department’s 21st Century Statecraft efforts, complementing traditional foreign policy by harnessing the digital networks and technologies of an interconnected world.

Engagements like Twitter Q & A’s are part of the State Department’s on-going effort to engage audiences directly on foreign policy issues using our in-language social media properties.

PRN: 2012/1034