Tagged: crime

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PR Week in Review from 5W PR’s CEO

While we as PR professionals spin the media constantly, sometimes indeed journalists have it much harder. This week, at least four journalists were killed in Egypt. The prestigious Washington, DC based National Press Club issued a strong statement on the issue “The killings and attacks on journalists in Egypt earlier this week were an egregious violation of international norms that uphold the media’s right to conduct its work unmolested and without fear of violent reprisals,” NPC Club President Angela Greiling Keane said.

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Is Porn a PR Problem for Vine?

Twitter’s video sharing app, Vine, has been gaining a lot of media traction of late, albeit for all the wrong reasons. From porn to privacy glitches, this was not a smooth launch for Vine. But the potential is still there.

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Social Media Related Complaints on the Rise in the UK

Social media, as any other tool, can be used both to help, and to hurt people. In the past four years, the number of complaints police received about alleged crimes that were linked to Twitter and Facebook increased by 780%. As a direct result, around 650 people were charged last year.

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Barclays: Will They Use PR Smoke & Mirrors Now?

BBC’s Nick Robinson calls it a “A Whitehall whodunit”, and the rest of the world is split between wanting to string up bank executives and wondering if a crime existed at all where Barclays’ worst ever PR nightmare unfolds. News today speaks of the bank’s brand, and Omnicom-owned PR consultancy Portland – the mouthpieces supposedly selected to iron out the banks path going forward. If BP oil and other Brit nightmares shed any guiding light here, somebody had better go full transparent.