State Dept. Opens Press Briefings to International Twitter Community

2012_01_twitter_newbird_boxed_blueonwhiteThe State Department will answer questions via Twitter all this month … in 10 different languages.

Beginning this week, State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland will take questions from the worldwide public selected from the department’s 10 official Twitter feeds (Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Urdu) and answer them at the podium during the daily press briefing each Friday afternoon during the month of January.

Questions can be submitted using the hashtag #AskState to any of these Twitter feeds:


Video clips of those questions responded to will be subtitled in the language of the original submitted question and made available on the department’s YouTube Channel.

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