Category Archives: public affairs

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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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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Why empathy matters

This summer the first ever Empathy Museum was inaugurated in London. So what? In the business of communication empathy was considered as a feeling to be expressed in crisis communication to show that we ‘care’ and make it easier for … Continue reading

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About idiots and churnalism

A recent quote by the most known Italian contemporary writer, Umberto Eco, captured significant attention on the web: “Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of … Continue reading

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IS smart communication strategy: reality or myth?

Recently, a discussion was launched on Linkedin by Beatrice Verez of Albany, under the title: ISIS and Social Media: Really that Sophisticated?  Here is her comment: It’s not new. It’s not unique.  Radicalisation on the net; terrorists advertising their needs … Continue reading

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