Posts tagged: Freedom of speech

Be Careful What You Wish For….

Post by Claire Thompson, Freelance PR Consultant, Waves PR

Claire Thompson, Waves PR

Claire Thompson, Waves PR, freelance PR consultant

I was wishing, hard, that Google would let me in on Google +. It has, and now suddenly I’m thinking it will take me years to organise my contacts and am somewhat concerned that if I don’t some measurement company will dive in with a measurement tool for ‘influence’ – at the moment my followed is far more than my followers because half of my ‘followed’ don’t have Facebook accounts leave alone Google +, (my gmail account’s always been for private stuff rather than work related). Although I do have a Google profile for my Claire at Waves PR email address  which is used to access analytics. I can’t link the two accounts. This will need resolving. My to do list just got longer. It feels like a huge invasion of privacy, but I’m   simultaneously compelled to dive in.  I may follow Mr Zuckerberg and the Google execs into privacy mode! ((Oops reverse that – they just went back into public again.)

So whilst I’m wishing that perhaps I’d not wished so hard for a Google + account, the big story that’s been raging, of course, is the News of the World telephone tapping debacle. UK print media needed this like a hole in the head! I, like most people, am absolutely appalled that someone can not only tap into a dead girls phone but delete messages that could have helped bring someone to justice sooner. The person concerned lacked any kind of morality and was quite rightly put behind bars.

But before we get hot under the collar about tapping, we should probably get hot under the collar about ethics.

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World Press Freedom Day

Today is World Press Freedom Day

Thought it should be marked.

Whilst I’m sure that in the UK, the word ‘superinjunction’ will be on everyone’s lips, I’m giving a shout to Article 19, because there *are* some slightly more pressing issues to be addressed.

Post script: no sooner said than mentioned. Here’s their release: World Press Freedom Day

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Journalists better protected in Mexico?

Waves PR (www.wavespr.com) supports the right for journalists to freedom of expression

There are signs that journalists rights to freedom of expression are being recognised in Mexico.
Article 19 has welcomed recent moves with a statement encouraging the government for its move to protect their rights

, but raising some concerns.

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Article 19 Making Progress

Article 19, which I watch for activity in Latin America, has been lobbying for a special visit to Mexico, looking at Human Rights.

The press release they issued today shows they’re making progress: Mexico: Special mandates make landmark visit to Mexico

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