I attended Secretary Clinton’s speech about Internet freedom yesterday at George Washington University (see State Department report and Alex Howard’s write-up at GovFresh.com for good overview and links) and as her remarks came to a close, she mentioned that in addition to tweeting in Arabic and Farsi, the State Department would soon be adding Chinese, Hindi and Russian Twitter feeds to its rapidly-growing list of tweetstreams.
It appears the Russian feed (@AmericaGovRU) was actually was created and began tweeting in December. The new Hindi feed @USAHindiMein was created today and has yet to tweet. I haven’t been able to locate a Chinese language ID as yet.
John Moore tweeted a link to the video below which is worth a watch as it provides a good overview on news reports regarding State launching these new feeds. You can find all the State Department Twitter IDs over at GovTwit and can follow them all with one click using the GovTwit Department of State Twitter list.
Additional Spanish, French and Russian feeds launched this week according to Alec Ross: