International Media Engagement

The Office of International Media Engagement (PA/IME) creates and manages State Department mechanisms to ensure accurate coverage of U.S. foreign policy priorities by major international media. The office oversees the State Department's five Regional Media Hubs which serve as overseas platforms for engagement of foreign audiences via the media -- broadcast, print, and internet.

The Office of International Media Engagement programs official U.S. Government representatives on foreign media outlets, and ensures that the State Department's international media capabilities, including the Hubs, are integrated into the interagency press and public affairs planning and execution. The office works within the Bureau of Public Affairs and with State Department regional bureaus and other U.S. Government agencies to develop foreign media engagement strategies in furtherance of U.S. foreign policy priorities. The office also works with the Foreign Service Institute to develop and train officers to function in positions requiring intensive engagement with international media.