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2018 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Public Diplomacy Announced

The Public Diplomacy Association of America (PDAA) congratulates Nicholas G. Barnett, the Information Officer at American Embassy Addis Ababa, for being awarded the 2018 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Public Diplomacy.

Photo of Nick Barnett

Speaking at the opening of DevFest-Addis, Embassy Spokesperson Nick Barnett (above) said, “Technology can be a powerful tool for giving people a voice and the means to improve their societies through innovation. The U.S. Embassy is proud to be a partner for this event and hope that participants will find resources here at our American Center that allow them to continue to pursue their interests.” Barnett is the recipient of the 2018 Murrow Award.

The State Department announced the award and said Barnett’s selection was based on his strategic use of public diplomacy programs and tools to promote Ethiopia’s political reform and lasting viability as a strategic U.S. partner.

The prestigious award recognizes significant contributions in the field of public diplomacy and sustained demonstration of the special qualities that reflect the integrity, courage, sensitivity, vision, and dedication to excellence that Edward R. Murrow exemplified so well. The award consists of a certificate signed by the Secretary of State and $10,000.

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