Shanghai. 26 degrees and an unusually blue sky in September: Ronald McDonald was performing on stage with friends Grimace, Birdie and Hamburglar at McDonald’s annual McHappy Day Run. A Chinese boy of six demanded, “Who is he?
From its base in The Hague, the International Criminal Court often has to communicate with communities in remote, hard-to-reach places far from mainstream communication networks and with little connectivity.
Fadi el Abdallah, spokesperson and head of the public affairs at the International Criminal Court, shares his take on the court’s sometimes controversial mission, vision and values.
Young generations of Europeans apparently show little interest in politics. We don’t trust politicians and in most pre-election polls in Europe, young people generally express the view that voting will have no impact on their daily lives.
In the wake of the Snowden revelations, the EU’s new data protection reforms will be the source of scrutiny, not least by communication professionals.
Launched only 48 hours after Russian troops took control of vital installations across the Crimean peninsula in March, the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre (www.uacrisis.org) was set up by a volunteer team of commu
The multiple nominations for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln biopic at this year’s Oscars is a reminder of just how important – and popular – a role strong narratives play in the history of American politics.
Last year you were awarded the French Legion of Honour – congratulations!
Since becoming EU commissioner for Administrative Affairs, Audit and Anti-Fraud in 2004, you have become well-known for working towards a more transparent EU. Where does this strong personal interest derive from?
With 27 member states, the EU also consists more or less of 27 different cultures of communication. Nevertheless, with Javier Solana, there is a High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy.