Brazil: Corruption & Policy

12806176_1135618059805924_6812705826686326272_nEarly March 4, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his close friend and political ally, businessman Paulo Okamotto, were detained for questioning in the 24th phase of the country’s anti-corruption probe, known as Lava Jato.

Da Silva and Okamotto were both later released and did meet with leaders from the ruling Workers’ Party (PT) in Sao Paulo to discuss the detention, any possible future indictments, and the consequence for the party and for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

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The Gulf States Political Stability threatened by the Islamic State

tousThe coalition stricking Syria is about stopping IS from gaining more territories than the ones it has already invaded. The Islamic State (IS) has gained a lot of territories,  and in an unprecedented move, the Arab Gulf States’ role in the region has, as a consequence, taken a new turn. Continue reading

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Nigeria: Abducted Girls Freed, Official Says Then Retracts

_74646579_boko-haram-video-picA Nigerian defense spokesperson confirmed and then promptly denied that an unidentified number of the more than 200 girls kidnapped in April by the militant group Boko Haram had been released into military custody, BBC reported Sept. 23. The spokesperson said that there were girls in military custody, just not those who had been kidnapped from Chibok. Boko Haram seems to have recently changed tactics, making some key territorial gains in the past couple of months.

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The new deal for Europe

The current banking crisis is an unintentional victim of a much deeper problem, that of the sovereign debt crisis. This debt crisis, and consequently that of the banks, is what must take priority over other issues.

These days, no-one seems to give a genuine thought to how we could solve the financial and banking crisis that is shaking up the old continent. Politicians seem to be taking their time, waiting for decisions to be made, neglecting to take into account that economic cycles often move much faster than political ones.

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How do you put forward the various activities in which your company is involved?

Within the range of tools offered by social media and/or Web 2.0/3.0, creating a news program is an enormous challenge. One needs to set up a network of local journalists in different countries, and manage production and editorial projects with teams spread across the globe. In that instance, positive results are almost always guaranteed with both internal and external audiences.

I have developed, on behalf of GE Energy, the ‘GE Energy News Bulletin’, a video interface which allows GE Energy to present its activities, as well as the ones of its customers/partners, in an interactive way. These Social Media driven news broadcasts target both the Internal and External Audiences.

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The Parliamentary Elections In Turkey: Continuity Or Radicalisation?

The Parliamentary elections in Turkey on 12th June were historic and long-awaited by Turkish citizens, as well as by the international community and foreign investors.

Prime Minister Erdogan had in fact promised to revise the constitution during this third term of office, hoping to have an absolute majority in Parliament and at least 330 seats in order to do this.

He did not get them.

It is important to note that the number of women members of parliament rose from 50 to 77 and that the Kurdish language was used without restriction. Lastly, the issue of membership of the European Union was not included in the debates, although the majority of Turkish citizens still claim to be in favour of joining.

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Best Practice on how to build a corporate website!

How to create content for your web site at a company level:

GE Energy

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GE Energy revealed last month its new website dedicated to Energy. Through this new website GE Energy aims to communicate to the outside world, its leadership position in this sector. Content creation at a company level is a crucial issue in the current communication trends but consistent and qualitative content can be hard to achieve. GE Energy gives us some advice and guidelines on how to reach this goal.
This study is a model for best practice and should be a point of reference for all corporate online communication.

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