Future Is Now Made of Virtual Diplomacy

April 28, 2021 12:43 PM
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America’s reengagement with various international organizations coincides with a weird new era: that of virtual diplomacy. Since the coronavirus pandemic made travel unsafe, world leaders have taken their diplomacy digital, opening up new possibilities for engagement — but also, new concerns about fairness and transparency, and the occasional awkward moment. VOA’s Anita Powell follows this story — virtually, of course — and reports from Johannesburg.

Camera: Zaheer Cassim/Nike Ching (cellphone video)   
Producer: Jon Spier