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#AA24: a trip around the world on Twitter

Around the world in a day: the Federal Foreign Office's 24-hour Twitter campaign

Around the world in a day: the Federal Foreign Office's 24-hour Twitter campaign, © photothek.net

20.10.2017 - Article

For 24 hours, the Federal Foreign Office shared real-time impressions from its work around the world.

From the passport section in Caracas to the Minister’s Office in Berlin to the press division in Tokyo. In the 24 hours from noon on 17 October to noon on 18 October (Central European Time), the Federal Foreign Office opened its doors on Twitter to let people look behind the scenes. Under the hashtag #AA24, more than 150 tweets and photos were shared demonstrating what goes on on a normal day at our 220 missions abroad around the world, as well as at our headquarters in Berlin.

Peeking over the shoulder of 11,000 members of staff

Peeking over the shoulder of 11,000 members of staff: for example, in the visa section in Caracas
Peeking over the shoulder of 11,000 member of staff: for example, in the visa section in Caracas. Tweet: “The Embassy in Caracas received three passport applications. The fees would be astronomical if it weren't for the exchange rate...”© Federal Foreign Office

365 days a year, around the clock and around the globe: German foreign policy is conducted in many places and by a wide range of people. From the local gardener in Kigali to the State Secretary in Berlin, during the 24 hour campaign, users were able to peek over the shoulder of more than 11,000 members of staff as they did their day to day work. More than 2.7 million users followed the campaign in real time. 

You can look at the highlights from the 24 hour campaign here:

http://storify.com/AuswaertigesAmt/24-stunden-auswartiges-amt-59e740070a701c35c9850c0a/embed?border=false

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