Tag: scandal

Ignoring the question – a dangerous interview strategy

If interviews with politicians leave you shouting at the radio or the telly, or even switching off altogether, you’re not alone.  Cabinet ministers, backbenchers, local councillors and party leaders are frequently criticised and mocked for not answering questions yet they persist in making this serious mistake.  These politicians have usually had no professional media training or, even worse, bad media

Facebook’s crisis handling – epic fail

Facebook’s response to the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal is proving remarkably inept. The dynamite revelation by a whistleblower, that the data of 50 million users was mined without their consent and used by a political consultancy, threatens the very future of the social network.  Yet it has taken five days for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to issue a statement. 

Will Oxfam survive its #MeToo crisis?

As the shockwaves of Oxfam’s sexual misconduct scandal continue to reverberate painfully throughout the NGO sector and beyond, the charity’s very survival is in doubt.  This horrifying story is a brutal wake-up call.  Even an organisation built on more than seven decades of inspiring, selfless work by employees, volunteers and supporters can see its reputation quickly trashed when its response