Sanitas International offers a weekly summary of influential and informative media articles from around the world regarding strategic communications, crisis management, digital media and political affairs. Particular interest is given to articles discussing topics in developing countries and emerging market.
The scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch continued to grow as representatives for News Corp., the parent company of the now debunked News of the World, said the company was considering naming Chase Carey as Murdoch’s successor instead of James Murdoch. Although many News Corp. owned publications have fallen under scrutiny since the hacking scandal broke, the Wall Street Journal maintains the well-known paper did not adopt the alleged illegal investigative techniques practiced at other News Corp. outlets. As outrage over the scandal has permeated dominant social networking platforms like Twitter and Facebook, Google+ is proving to be another growing platform for audiences and journalists alike. Google+ is said to be particularly well liked by journalists looking to engage with their fans while also gathering information for stories. Social media continues to play a role in documenting protests in the Middle East and Syria. Although some protests are well documented on social networking platforms, Syria continues to deny the legitimacy of the protests and states that Israel is behind U.S. foreign policy in the region. Protests have also erupted in Malawi, and the Malawian President has stated any violence that occurred has only been at the behest and hands of the protestors. In political news, Huntsman’s manager stepped down from his campaign post while some Republicans are said not to fear a “debt default.” It was also announced this week that Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell will officially be moot by September.
This week’s summary highlights these and other developments around the world. As Sanitas constantly emphasizes, government and business cannot afford to ignore these growing and evolving challenges. Especially as these and others issues influence reputations, challenge operational decisions and affect overall revenues and influence.
New York Times:
Photo of the week:
At Sanitas, we believe a new confluence of world class communications talent is called for to excel in the digital age and the changing geopolitical landscape. The core backgrounds of our multilingual team include: public affairs and crisis management professionals, political, entrepreneurial, digital, social marketers, former military, and strategists collaborating seamlessly for our clients as a single unit.
Our comprehensive and integrated portfolios of services are designed to navigate the complex international, governmental affairs, communications and political challenges our clients face.