Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 5, 2012

On Thursday, October 11, the U.S. Department of State will host a Spanish-language Twitter briefing. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Mike Hammer will respond to 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 submitted via Twitter on U.S. foreign policy in the Department’s press briefing room. A video of his answers will be made available on the Department’s YouTube channel. For media outlets seeking to download video clips, they will be available at

@USAenEspanol is one of the Department’s eleven 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 Department to inform and engage publics around the world on key 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 media note is also available in Spanish.

For further information, please contact Dean Lieberman at

PRN: 2012/1599