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When silence speaks

October 19, 2011


The problem with South African politicians is that they spend so much time on megaphone communication shouting at each other that they can’t spot the significance of silence. When they finally get the idea that something damaging is developing they are so out of touch they are clueless how to handle it. The row over […]

A snapshot of campaigning

September 24, 2011


Campaigner-blogger Tom Baker has compiled an invaluable snapshot of civil society-government engagement in Britain between 2010 and 20011. In particular it provides interesting insights into who has been able to mobilize mass action by members, on what campaign and aimed at which department between 2010 and 2011. In a field that is generally under-researched nobody […]

Why the surprise? PR consultancies and oppressive regimes

September 7, 2011


Al-Jazeera’s Listening Post this week and other media outlets have made much of the employment of PR Consultants like the Washington-based Qorvis Communications and the London-based Bell Pottinger by the governments in Yemen, Syria and Bahrain to address their bad image in the west. But why should this be surprising? The surprise is as much […]