UPDATE: Watch video of the Secretary's Global Townterview on YouTube.
On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will hold a Global Townterview at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. A "Townterview" is a mix of a town hall and a television interview. The concept was first introduced by the Secretary when she entered office as a way to broaden people-to-people engagement.
This will be her 59th town hall and an opportunity to engage with young people around the world in advance of her last day as Secretary of State on Friday, February 1.
In partnership with media outlets from every region around the world, the Secretary will take questions from youth in several countries live via satellite. The State Department has partnered with major media outlets in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America. Networks participating via satellite include the BBC in London, United Kingdom; Channels TV in Lagos, Nigeria; MBC in Beirut, Lebanon; NDTV in New Delhi, India; NHK in Tokyo, Japan; and NTN24 in Bogota, Colombia.
Secretary Clinton will also take questions via social media and other online platforms, using Twitter, Facebook, and Skype to interact with a global audience. Submit questions on Twitter using the hashtag #AskState.
The townterview will be moderated at the Newseum by Australian newscaster Leigh Sales of Australian Broadcasting Company. Leigh Sales last interviewed Secretary Clinton at a townterview in Melbourne on November 7, 2010.