Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Newspapers : 8th October

Medvedev turns on charm in video podcast . Charles Clover and Rob Minto, The FT (en)
" ... Russia’s leaders have been famously resistant to departing from the standard script of dour speeches and dark suits, although Mr Putin has recently been photographed tiger hunting and fishing with his shirt off ...
... Of course, using the media of the age to deliver a message is hardly new. Franklin Roosevelt, the US president, is perhaps the most famous political radio broadcaster with his “fireside chats”, which started in 1933. Broadcasting direct to the nation on television has been a feature of political life since 1947 when President Harry Truman made the first TV address from the White House ...
... Blogging is also popular, and not just in the western countries: Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, Iran’s president, has committed to writing his blog for 15 minutes a week ..."

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