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Fri., Aug. 22, 2014
ISIS Spokesman Killed in Syria
By Greg Hazley
abu mosaAbu Mosa, press officer for the terrorist army ISIS, was killed by Syrian military forces this week, the State Department confirmed Aug. 21.
Category: International
Tue., Aug. 19, 2014
FitzGibbon Closes Books on Anti-Chevron Push
By Kevin McCauley

chrevronWashington's FitzGibbon Media has terminated its subcontract with Brooklyn's McSquared PR, which organized an anti-Chevron campaign bankrolled by Ecuador as part of its long-running legal squabble over pollution in the Amazon.

Category: International
Mon., Aug. 18, 2014
Max Clifford's Shop Shutters
By Kevin McCauley
max cliffordUK-based Max Clifford Associates has shut down in the aftermath of celebrity publicist's Max Clifford conviction for indecent assaults on women and girls, according to a report in the Express.
Category: International
Mon., Aug. 18, 2014
Sri Lanka Banks on Macks
By Kevin McCauley
sri lankaThe Central Bank of Sri Lanka has recruited Liberty International Group to help improve the reputation of its home country in the US.
Category: International
Thu., Aug. 14, 2014
Qorvis Speaks for Sanctioned Russian Energy Co.
By Kevin McCauley

novatekQorvis MSL represents OAO Novatek, which made the list of US-sanctioned companies for Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Category: International
Tue., Aug. 12, 2014
Libya Prexy Hopeful Gets US Support
By Kevin McCauley

bashir musaLibya businessman Bashir Musa, a presidential hopeful in the chaotic country, is using AUX Initiatives of Baton Rouge for campaign management duties.

Category: International
Mon., Aug. 11, 2014
Huntsworth's Gummer to Go
By Kevin McCauley
chadlingtonPeter Gummer, who turns 72 on Aug. 24, is stepping down from the helm of UK's Huntsworth, the PR firm dependent on Britain and the Continent for nearly 70 percent of its revenues.
Category: International
Mon., Aug. 11, 2014
Pollsters Clock Who is Winning PR War in MidEast
By Jack O'Dwyer

regev, chomskyLeaders of Israel and Palestine are pleading their cases in media as pollsters measure public opinion. PRSA/NY puts PR itself "on trial" Sept. 8, asking panelists to judge whether "PR professionals practice deception."

Category: International
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014
Guatemala Taps Reich for New Narrative
By Kevin McCauley
Otto ReichOtto Reich, who served in the administrations of Presidents Reagan, Bush I and Bush II, is working to help develop a new narrative for Guatemala.
Category: International
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014
U.S. Media Slammed as both Anti and Pro-Israel
By Jack O'Dwyer
Floyd BrownAmerican media have an “anti-Israel bias” according to political writer Floyd Brown while lawyer/journalist Glenn Greenwald says “most American journalists are cowards when it comes to Israel.”
Category: International
Thu., Aug. 7, 2014
Wiley Rein Works to Bolster Ukraine
By Kevin McCauley
Yulia TymoshenkoWiley Rein represents London-based Trident Foundation, which says it supports a free, independent, democratic and prosperous Ukraine.
Category: International
Mon., Aug. 4, 2014
Profs, Media Try to Sort MidEast Battlefront Messages
By Jack O'Dwyer

Richard FalkAcademics and media figures are trying to sift the truth from a barrage of facts and images emerging from the Israel/Palestine battlefront. “PR” is working hard for both sides.

Category: International
Thu., Jul. 24, 2014
China's BlueFocus Buys into US
By Greg Hazley
bluefocusChina PR giant BlueFocus Communications has moved to acquire a majority stake in San Francisco-based design, communications and digital firm Fuseproject, its first foray into the US.
Category: International
Wed., Jul. 23, 2014
Blog: Ex-Georgia Prez Calls for Ban on PR Firms Repping Russia
By Kevin McCauley
mikheil saakashviliMikheil Saakashvili, former president of the former Soviet Union republic of Georgia, which was invaded by Russia, wants a ban of western firms like Ketchum from representing Russia.
Category: International
Mon., Jul. 21, 2014
What Gaza and Ukraine Share: Breakdown of Law
By Jack O'Dwyer

Paul KahnDeaths of non-combatants including children in the downing of Malaysian Flight 17 and the fighting in Gaza show international law is ineffective, says Yale Prof. Paul Kahn.

Category: International
Wed., Jul. 16, 2014
Russia Trims Spending at Ketchum
By Kevin McCauley
russiaThe Government of Russia cut spending at Ketchum 30 percent to $4M during its latest six-month period compared to year ago figures.
Category: International
Fri., Jul. 11, 2014
Brooklyn Firm Hits $6.4M PR Jackpot with Ecuador
By Kevin McCauley
nathalie suarezEcuador, which has been waging an epic legal struggle with Chevron over a $9B-plus pollution lawsuit, inked a $6.4M contract with Brooklyn's MCSquared to bolster its image in the US and Europe.
Category: International
Wed., Jul. 9, 2014
Vatican Forms Committee to Propose PR Reforms
By Greg Hazley
pattenThe Vatican has formed a high-profile committee charged with overseeing and reforming its global communications to be led by former BBC Trust chair Chris Patten.
Category: International
Wed., Jul. 9, 2014
R+W Works PR in Afghanistan Election Mess
By Kevin McCauley
ghaniRoberti+White inked a $100K-per-month, one-year agreement effective June 25 to provide PR support here for the Transformation and Continuity political group that supports Afghanistan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.
Category: International
Wed., Jul. 9, 2014
APCO Adds eBay Exec in Asia
By Greg Hazley
stephen liewFormer eBay government relations chief Steven Liew has joined APCO Worldwide as an executive director in Singapore.
Category: International
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