Monday, October 6, 2008

Media in the Former Soviet Bloc

Ken Jaques, president of Global Communication Strategies, will speak on “The Evolution of Media and Media Relations in the Former Soviet Bloc” at 4 p.m. 14 October in the Oak Room of the Indiana Memorial Union on the campus of Indiana University Bloomington.

An overview of the problems of transition that confronted media, business, and governments on the territory of the former Warsaw Pact in the last two decades, his talk will also address the recent conflict between Georgia and Russia in the context of the "media war" which it generated.

Mr. Jaques has worked extensively as a communications and business consultant to the U.S. government and the governments of Georgia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Croatia, and Russia. He also served as press secretary to US Senator Frank Lautenberg for many years and as a reporter for leading news organizations including CNN and the Congressional Quarterly magazine.

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