Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 28, 2011


On June 29 at 9:30 am EDT, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith McHale will participate in the State Department’s first global “Twitter Q & A.” Using the hashtag #AskUSA, participants from around the world can simultaneously submit questions and share ideas directly with Under Secretary McHale about strengthening ties and increasing exchanges between the United States and other countries. The U.S. Department of State’s main official Twitter feed, @StateDept, will host the session.

Participants also can submit questions using the same hashtag (#AskUSA) in nine additional languages using the Department of State Twitter accounts listed below. Questions may be submitted starting now and will be accepted through the conclusion of the session on June 29.

Participants can submit questions to the following accounts using the hashtag #AskUSA:

@StateDept

@USAenEspanol (Spanish)

@USAenFrancis (French)

@USAemPortugues (Portuguese)

@USApoRusski (Russian)

@USAbilAraby (Arabic)

@USAdarFarsi (Farsi)

@USAHindiMein (Hindi)

@USAUrdu (Urdu)

@USA_Zhongwen (Chinese)



PRN: 2011/1079