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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 ODwyer

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 ODwyer
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 ODwyer

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 ODwyer

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
Thu., Jul. 3, 2014
Japan Fortifies PR Arsenal
By Kevin McCauley
obama, abeJapan, which is in the midst of a high-profile and controversial shift of its military posture, is using Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications to promote understanding of the importance of its relationship with the US.
Category: International
Wed., Jul. 2, 2014
Burson-Marsteller Jumps into Sticky Sri Lanka Situation
By Kevin McCauley
sri lankaBurson-Marsteller has a $900K one-year deal to "launch an education and communications program to improve confidence in Sri Lanka among US-based investment and influencer community," according to its engagement letter.
Category: International
Mon., Jun. 30, 2014
Sri Lanka Adds Madison
By Kevin McCauley
sri lankaSri Lanka has signed a one-year $180K contract with Madison Group to assist its ministry of external affairs in "creating a situational awareness of current affairs" in the island state off the coast of India.
Category: International
Fri., Jun. 27, 2014
Levick Makes $1.2M PR Plea for Nigeria
By Kevin McCauley
goodluck jonathanLevick is attempting to build support for Nigeria's effort to "find and safely return" the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in April by terror group Boko Haram, according to its $1.2M contract.
Category: International
Mon., Jun. 23, 2014
Sri Lanka Looks for PR Help
By Kevin McCauley

sri lankaSri Lanka is using Beltway Government Strategies to "retain and manage firms to engage in government relations activities" on its behalf, according to its federal filing.

Category: International
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