Global Alliance Opens African Office in Kenya

Global Alliance President, Justin Green inaugurated the Africa Region office in Nairobi, Kenya in a ceremony attended by Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK) officials and the Chair of the Africa Regional Council, Mr. Peter Mutie. The Nairobi office will provide liaison and communication support for the various Global Alliance activities and programmes undertaken in Africa. The president welcomed this partnership with PRSK, saying that Global Alliance was committed to getting closer to its global membership by devolving activities and linkages in all corners of the globe. “With PRSK providing…

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Born Free Launches Campaign To Protect Lions In Kenya

It’s no secret that lion populations are declining. In fact, in just the last century, the population across Africa has declined by nearly 97%, with many reports suggesting that wild lions would be extinct by 2020. Lions are already extinct in 26 African countries, but while the species may have survived that imminent deadline, with just 20,000 remaining, Born Free is urging the public to help turn these horrifying statistics around. If their decline continues at the same rate, lions could be extinct by 2031.  It’s not all doom and gloom…

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New BBC research shows nationalism is driving the spread of fake news

People in India are sharing fake news stories with nationalistic messages for ‘nation building’ purposes, with consolidation of national identity taking precedence over the need to fact-check a story, new BBC research has found. The finding comes from the first published study analysing the spread of fake news from the perspective of ordinary citizens. The report examines networks within Twitter and analyses how people are sharing on encrypted messaging apps, after users gave the BBC unprecedented access to their phones. This research comes as part of the BBC Beyond Fake…

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Public Relations Society of Kenya unveils five-year Strategic Plan

The government of Kenya has pledged support for ongoing efforts to transform the Public Relations Society of Kenya into a professional institute as the society unveils five-year Strategic Plan. The transformation, from a Society to an institute will see PRSK pursuing a charter grounded in legislative instruments to further enhance the delivery of professional Public Relations services in Kenya. Already, PRSK has named a ten-member Task Force comprising of PR practitioners to explore the necessary avenues to develop a National Assembly sanctioned regulatory framework for the society. Speaking at the…

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Leonardo DiCaprio backs university mangrove project

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio is supporting the expansion of an award-winning Edinburgh Napier University conservation project in Kenya. The university initiative was included in a round of grants from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation which were announced by the film star at a conference at Yale University.  Mikoko Pamoja – ‘Mangroves Together’ in Swahili – involves Edinburgh-based scientists working with local villagers and researchers to protect threatened mangrove forests and fund community development. The project in Kenya’s Gazi Bay, 50km south of Mombasa, was recently named as a winner of the…

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