This week’s media round up

By Daniel Saunders on April 20, 2012 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments

David Cameron became the first western leader to visit Burma since Aung San Suu Kyi’s success in parliamentary by-elections in the country. The prime minister described the Burmese pro-democracy campaigner’s efforts as inspirational and used the opportunity to urge the international community to suspend sanctions against the country. Read more …

This week’s media round up

By Daniel Saunders on February 2, 2012 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments

Public pressure mounted on RBS CEO Stephen Hester and the decision by the bank’s board to award him a £1m bonus on Thursday.

After a wave of negative sentiment, and facing the prospect of a Commons vote, about him receiving 3.6 million of the bank’s shares he bowed to pressure and relinquished his bonus.

David Cameron bolstered his Air Miles account with his journey to another economic summit, this time in Davos, tasked with stimulating growth and ensuring global stability.

During his address to the World Economic Forum the prime minister emphasised the need for Europe to be ‘bolder’ in order move away from its economic troubles. Read more …

This week’s media round up

By Daniel Saunders on December 16, 2011 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments

The winds of change swept through this week’s media agenda in a number of ways. After a number of media storms it was a meteorological one which made the headlines with gales peaking at 165 mph causing substantial amount damage and destruction in Scotland.

In Russia, widespread demonstrations broke out over concerns about the transparency of the 4th December legislative elections, with many commentators branding the protests as the beginning of a ‘Russian Spring’… in the winter.

A post-dinner discussion in Belgium was the unlikely setting for this week’s leading story with prime minister David Cameron opposing EU treaty changes that were tabled in a response to the eurozone crisis. Despite its timing at the end of the week the sheer scale of coverage guaranteed the issue wasn’t caught short in its attempts to reach the top spot.

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