The Department o Social Communication is one of the areas responsible for Public Diplomacy. It promotes the articulation between Itamaraty and Brazilian and foreign press agencies and coordinates the activities of the Ministry on digital platforms. It is responsible for updating the web portal and the official profiles of the Ministry in social media, as well as for defining guidelines for the use of these media by Brazilian Embassies and Consulates.
The Department coordinates media coverage for travels of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for events at the Itamaraty Palace. In addition, in coordination with the Social Communication Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic, it takes part in the media coverage of the travels of the President of the Republic abroad and in presidential events in national territory, when related to foreign policy.