On the face of it, the handling of international media relations following the Chilean mining disaster has been a triumph. It appeared to strike the...
Is there anyone on the planet who has not heard about the vuvuzela?
If a subject to be trusted is ‘one who does what he says….walk the talk and, when useful, talk the walk…' then we must discipline ourselves to think, speak privately and publicly as if our thoughts and words were to appear on the front page of the New York Times.
In a nutshell: the world gets more complicated, communication as a dialogue function is increasingly demanding, all stakeholders claim a legitimate interest in a corporate and “pull” what they need, while the communication professional reminds me of the young Dutch boy trying to halt the water bursting through the dam by putting his little fingers in the cracks.
You might have read these last few days of the serious social crisis developed in the southern Italian city of Rosarno in the region of Calabria, where an exasperated local community took to the streets and violently attacked the growing community of African migrants, leaving many wounded.
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