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WonkComms Breakfast Club: #RouteToTheTop

Tuesday 6 November, 8:30-10:30am Soapbox Communications, 126 Back Church Lane, London, E1 1FH BOOK NOW Danny Sriskandarajah is about to take over as the boss of Oxfam GB. His #RouteToTheTop included stints as Director General of the Royal Commonwealth Society and

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WonkComms Breakfast Club:  Have we hit peak infographics? Where next for data visualisation

Mon 16 July 2018, 08:30 – 10:30 Soapbox Communications, 126 Back Church Lane, London, E1 1FH BOOK NOW Over the last decade infographics have become a core part of the policy communications armoury. Now it seems as if every report

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WonkComms Breakfast Club: Blogging

Coffee, croissants and comms. What could be a better way to start your day in #wonkcomms? WonkComms have teamed up with Soapbox to offer the UK WonkComms community a regular opportunity to get together and discuss some of the big

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Five things we’ve learned about speaking truth to power

In this ‘post truth’ era the facts have never been more important, or more contested, in public debate. The phrase ‘speak truth to power’ was coined in 1955, by American Quakers, but the words have a timeless and mission-statement air

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Four things think tanks will need to address in a ‘post-truth’ political environment

Here at WonkComms the topic of ‘post truth’ politics has cropped up numerous times over the past couple of years – in our Breakfast Club discussions, on Twitter and in blogs. So I was really pleased to see that Chatham

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WonkComms Breakfast Club: Speaking truth to power

Coffee, croissants and comms. What could be a better way to start your day in #wonkcomms? WonkComms have teamed up with Soapbox to offer the UK WonkComms community a regular opportunity to get together and discuss some of the big

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Poverty porn? You’re having a laugh!

This week Comic Relief came under friendly-fire for a film they produced with global pop mega-star Ed Sheeran. While several hundred people voted it the most offensive fundraising video of the year, over six million people have viewed it on

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Live streaming link for our ‘digital think tank’ event

Our event The digital think tank in a ‘post-truth’ age: WonkComms In Conversation with David Nassar is now fully booked. But never fear, our lovely hosts Chatham House are live streaming the discussion on their website here. When? From 18.30

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The digital think tank in a ‘post-truth’ age: WonkComms In Conversation with David Nassar

18.30 (registration from 18.15), Wednesday 11 October 2017 Chatham House, 10 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LE We are delighted to welcome David Nassar, Vice President for Communications at the Brookings Institution, to discuss digital publishing, the future of online

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Five Things We Learned About Think Tank Events

If you work for a think tank, you’re probably pretty sold on two things: the power of ideas and the power of bringing people together. And if you work in events for a think tank, your daily challenge is in

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