The International Government Communication Centre (IGCC) is the first specialised facility in the field of government communication, both in the Arab region and worldwide. It is a qualitative and strategic initiative, besides being a scientific, intellectual, knowledge-based, and specialised research establishment
IGCF is one of the key initiatives by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau. It was first launched in 2012, and since then it has been organised annually. IGCF is the first-of-its-kind platform in the region that brings together global government communication experts to explore best practices in the field.
The Sharjah Government Communication Award is an unparalleled initiative that was launched in September 2012 Under the patronage of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
In today’s complex media environment, it is no longer enough to talk at your stakeholders.
Through the ‘luxleaks’ tax scandal case study, the workshop will explore how the EU Parliament engaged with stakeholders varying from investigative journalists, politicians, multinational companies, transparency advocates, ‘ordinary citizens’, experts, accountants, lobbyists and whistle-blowers to shape a media campaign for fairer and more transparent corporate taxation in Europe.
From Watergate to banking scandals, investigative journalism has often played an essential role in helping society and even governments overcome illicit and dangerous activities.
Thanks to investigative journalism, governments have been able to address malpractice in the private sector, uncover and prosecute criminals, and counter threats.
Investigative journalists are typically motivated by public concerns and can sometimes complement the work of the authorities by investigating stories that may not be accessible to them.
This interactive lecture sets out some of the key steps to forming the right strategy for the use of social media in your business. It also sheds light on how to optimise your performance on social media through an actionable strategy using storytelling, engaging content generation and social media smart monitoring.
More than three billion people today connect to the Internet globally, and almost 68% of them are active on social networks, representing 28% of the world population. In the United States alone, almost three-quarters of adults use social networking sites, and more than half of Facebook and Twitter users get their news through those sites.
With the number of users constantly growing, social networks have become a target for the spread of hate speech and extremist propaganda. Never before in history have people been able to propagate incendiary speech in such effective way. As history has shown, rhetorical excesses can give rise to a climate of prejudice, discrimination and violence, and creative measures are needed to counter hate speech globally.
As more organisations and governments integrate social media into their public relation and communication plans, emphasis needs to be on creating an effective social media strategy. Without a successful strategy, they will undoubtedly fail to address the people and tech-savvy generations.