Defamation Down Under

Everyone has Googled themselves at some point. But few do so and find that their search results link them to the criminal underworld… A recent case heard by Australia’s highest court considered what responsibility Google has for the search results it produces. An Australian Milorad Trkulja found that Google searches for Melbourne criminal underworld photographs  …

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Leadership without levers

From ship to shore, wardroom to boardroom, ships of oak to the big smoke One minute you’re on the bridge of a warship, master and commander of all you survey, a modern day mix of Nelson and Beatty with perhaps a dash of Bond thrown in if anyone’s listening, which they often aren’t. The next,  …

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Has Rafa Márquez scored an own goal in managing his reputation?

Rafa Márquez, Mexico’s World Cup Captain, made history as the third player ever to have participated in five World Cups.  However, this impressive feat was overshadowed by his inclusion is a far less flattering list: one drawn up by the U.S. Treasury Department, in particular the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), of people who  …

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Putting a value on journalism

The Cairncross review into the sustainability of print journalism has painted a bleak picture of a newspaper industry in terminal decline with local papers particularly vulnerable. When I started in journalism in the mid-70s, the local newspaper entry route was the way that the vast majority of young reporters got their first career break. I  …

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IGTV: How Instagram’s new app can help litigation and crisis communication specialists

Instagram has previously had no qualms about encroaching on to the territory of other social media apps, as demonstrated when the company launched Instagram ‘Stories’ in 2016, directly competing with Snapchat. Now, the firm, which is owned by Facebook, has got YouTube in its sights. The announcement last week that Instagram would be launching a  …

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