Guest blog by Women in PA We are a network of well over 1000 members working in all parts of public affairs, founded by two women – Laura Gilmore and Ella Fallows – who chose to challenge the perception that we work in an industry that is all male (and pale and stale). Fed up … Continued
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Internationally renowned artist and pro-democracy activist Ai Weiwei said, “China represents the greatest challenge the West has ever faced” and called upon the free world to act with urgency during a parliamentary event today to mark the 180th anniversary of the founding of modern Hong Kong. To mark Tuesday 26th January as the 180th anniversary of the founding of modern Hong Kong, dozens of MPs and Peers including Former Conservative … Continued
Speaking at a special event organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hong Kong and Stand with Hong Kong, International human rights expert and China Director of Human Rights Watch, Dr Sophie Richardson called upon Michelle Bachelet of Chile, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, to “publicly commit to… gathering testimony and compiling a report” on human rights abuses perpetrated at the hands of … Continued
International human rights leader Bill Browder has predicted that “all major civilized countries” will have a “relatively robust” Magnitsky-style sanctions regime in place within a year, which targets Hong Kong senior officials for the human rights violations they have committed. He also said that the UK government should be “shamed” for failing to impose such sanctions thus far. Bill Browder, the campaigner behind the US Magnitsky-style sanction movement and a former business partner of Sergie Magnitsky who … Continued
Today, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hong Kong launched its inquiry’s report into human rights abuses perpetrated by the Hong Kong Police Force against humanitarian and medical workers during the protests of 2019. Their press conference was held this morning, hosted by Baroness Bennett and Alistair Carmichael MP and attended by Darren Mann. The … Continued
Drew Pavlou is an Australian activist, philosophy student and Senate member of the University of Queensland. Mr Pavlou has faced consistent harassment, abuse and suspension for criticising the university’s strong links with Chinese Government organisations, notably the Confucius Institute from which the university gains 20% of its revenue. Specifically, the student questioned how this funding … Continued
Today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale who played such a key role in promoting awareness of the importance of compassion and cleanliness in the care of the injured and dying. Seldom has a role model been more appropriate for our times. Today, The Whitehouse Consultancy salutes Florence and all those … Continued
Effective communication is critical in times of emergency. As the coronavirus pandemic grips the world and sparks global panic, society relies on information from experts, officials, and leaders to understand the latest developments of the crisis and to make decisions about what they should do in response. If communication is executed well, it helps manage people’s expectations and … Continued
Whitehouse Consultancy Chairman Chris Whitehouse looks at the reputation of FIFA following the high profile report on corruption within the organisation.
International relations nerds must be wondering whatever happened to Democratic Peace Theory.
In mid-September 2022, the European Commission unveiled its legislative proposal on the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA), a new flagship initiative to protect media pluralism and independence in the European Union. Whitehouse sat down with Leon Willems, Senior Advisor International Partnerships at Free Press Unlimited and Oliver Money-Kyrle, Head of Europe Advocacy and Programmes at … Continued
In mid-September 2022, the European Commission unveiled its legislative proposal on the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA), a new flagship initiative to protect media pluralism and independence in the European Union. The EMFA seeks to respond to growing concerns over malign foreign influence, hostile state acts towards journalists, and the use of state media for … Continued