PR groups join Russian conflict

Remember when Russia and the former Soviet republic of Georgia clashed last year? Well, bullets aren’t flying in Georgia anymore. Instead, PR firms are battling it out thousands of miles away. “The war between Moscow and Tbilisi is now largely being waged in the western media,” David Teather wrote for the Guardian . “In conflicts gone by, it might have been called propaganda, but it is now carefully co-ordinated public relations, devised by agencies in London, Washington and Bruss…

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