Author Archives: fveltri

About fveltri

Former NATO and military spokesperson, currently Public Affairs consultant and President, ComIPI (www.comipi.it)

The 10 commandments of fake news clickbait

I have recently been inundated by a growing number of fake news. Half of them are generated by sites supporting political ideas or people. The rest are just leveraging on my curiosity or on my empathy.  The first category may … Continue reading

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Handwriting better than copywriting

Mobility often imposes on us the use of digital devices. Smartphones and tablets have replaced desktops but also our writing pad.  It is so convenient and practical that we tend to use the new devices even when it would be … Continue reading

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Munich shooting a negative test for use of Social Media to handle an emergency

The latest ‘terrorist’ attack in Munich was a very negative test for use of social media during an emergency. While it is inevitable that individual citizens will report just what they see, without getting the entire picture, the German Police … Continue reading

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A communication crisis is in progress! The PokemonGo servers are down…

(updated on 3 October 2016) To the dismay of the millions of Pokemon GO addicts, Nintendo-Niantic confirmed on July 16, that the servers for the game that’s taking the world by storm were indeed down. Gamer community group Pokemon GO … Continue reading

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Before ‘dropping the mic’ President Obama made strong plea to press correspondents

The White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) is an organization of journalists who cover the White House and the President of the United States. The WHCA was founded on February 25, 1914, by journalists in response to an unfounded rumor that … Continue reading

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Digest of News of interest to Public Affairs

The ComIPI’s quarterly digest is on line. It mainly features Donald Trump’s ommunication strategy and the ‘fil rouge’ connecting other topics of recent interest: the information battle space is equally, if not more important, than the physical battle space.

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Digest of NEWS – Features cultural barriers and disinformation

The latest issue of ComIPI’s quarterly digest is on line. It mainly features overcoming cultural barriers and the problem posed by disinformation within digital media. Posted by International & Public Communication on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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