U.S. Department of State Hosts Twitter Briefing in Spanish

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 29, 2012

On Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., EDT, the U.S. Department of State will host a Spanish-language Twitter Briefing. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Mike Hammer will take questions submitted to the Department’s official Spanish-language Twitter feed @USAenEspanol. Questions can be submitted starting today to @USAenEspanol using the hashtag #AskState.

Assistant Secretary Hammer will answer questions in Spanish from the podium in the Department’s press briefing room. Video clips of his responses will be made available on the Department’s YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/statevideo.

@USAenEspanol is one of the Department’s 11 official Twitter accounts, which include @StateDept (English), @USAbilAraby (Arabic), @USA_Zhongwen (Chinese), @USAdarFarsi (Farsi), @USAenFrancais (French), @USAHindiMein (Hindi), @USAemPortugues (Portuguese), @USApoRusski (Russian), @ABDTurk (Turkish), and @USAUrdu (Urdu). These social media accounts serve as a conduit for the U.S. Department of State to inform and engage publics around the world on foreign policy issues. They also support the Department’s 21st Century Statecraft efforts, complementing traditional foreign policy by harnessing the digital networks and technologies of an interconnected world.

This press release is also available in  Spanish.

PRN: 2012/851