- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating is associate editor at Foreign Policy and the editor of the Passport blog. He has worked as a researcher, editorial assistant, and deputy Web editor since joining the FP staff in 2007. In addition to being featured in Foreign Policy, his writing has been published by the Washington Post, Newsweek International, Radio Prague, the Center for Defense Information, and Romania's Adevarul newspaper. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN International, C-Span, ABC News, Al Jazeera, NPR, BBC radio, and others. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he studied comparative politics at Oberlin College.
Sweden’s tourism board has launched a unique program where each week they turn the official @Sweden twitter feed over to a different citizen. Users have so far included a female priest, and advertising executive and an organic sheep farmer. The feed really seems to have hit its stride this week under the direction of Hanna Fange, a self-described “truck driving, coffee drinking lesbian” from Uppsala, who’s shared her political views, family history, and live updates from the road. (Sample: “… and now the entire truck smells of pig shit. Damn you, piggie truck beside mine!”)
It’s a fun — and admirably gutsy — PR move. Can’t wait to see who’s next.