My blog entry What is Al Jazeera? and What's Al Hurra?, is quoted by ex US diplomat John H. Brown at his blog at Source publicdiplomacypressandblogreview.blogspot.com.
Here's a quote from Wikipedia about John H Brown:
Brown, who received a Ph.D. in Russian History from Princeton University in 1977, was a member of the U.S. Foreign Service from 1981 until March 10, 2003 where he resigned over the war in Iraq;
Here's a video linked from his blog site, about the issue of diplomacy vs propaganda:
In the video, he lists 4 things about propaganda: