Photos, Tweets, Video: Hillary Clinton’s ‘Conversation in Manila’ #secClintonManila

The “US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Conversation in Manila” forum was “described as “ground-breaking” by Clinton’s advance team for its youth-oriented social media component, breaking away from the formalities of many of the globe-trotting Clinton’s public events.”

Robin D. Diallo, Counselor for Public Affairs of the US Embassy Manila talked to us before the forum and was quite excited that this is the first social media coverage for Clinton. This was also the first time that cellphones, cameras, laptops, small flip cameras, tablets and other portable gadgets were allowed in her media coverage. At first, Diallo was unsure whether bringing in bloggers was the right decision since it is a first.
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