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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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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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Quarterly Digest of PA News is on line

The latest issue of the COMIPI  digest of news of interest to the Public Affairs Community is on line.  It features: Volkswagen and failing comms Volkswagen’s intent to deceive NATO signs five-year comms services agreement Poisoned Public Opinion in Russia … Continue reading

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Russian Propaganda Builds on Western Freedom

A recent story posted by the international TV network RT constitutes a clear example of the strategic approach taken by Russian propaganda: to take as much advantage as possible from the constraints democracy imposes on freedom of information.  To include … Continue reading

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Quarterly Digest of News of Interest to the PA Community

The latest issue of the ComIPI quarterly review is available online: It features: Why ISIS coverage sounds familiar Analysis of Russia’s information campaign against Ukraine How Russia Is Revolutionizing Information Warfare Social Media tips: How to Survive a Scandal If … Continue reading

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Most of news spread on Social Media likely unverified

Monday was the 2014 Boston Marathon.  Many used the opportunity to reassess the tragic experience of 2013 to identify lessons learned. I found of particular interest an analysis by Bill Salvin  assessing that much of the information spread about the … Continue reading

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Is propaganda coming with a hashtag?

While browsing the net, I accidentally found a blog called “Helping the Military to use Social Media to tell Digital Stories”. Their latest post was about one of our favorite subjects: Social Propaganda in Modern Warfare. The post was actually featuring a … Continue reading

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