Specialised youth-focused workshops and forums offer an insightful start to IGCF 2020 in Sharjah

March 5, 2020

Specialised youth-focused workshops and forums offer an insightful start to IGCF 2020 in Sharjah The ninth edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2020) commenced yesterday ( 4 March) with specialised workshops, forums and in-depth sessions hosted by world-renowned communications professionals, providing students and amateurs a golden opportunity to learn from experts and gain […]

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Nine specialised workshops at International Government Communication Forum

February 25, 2020

Nine specialised workshops at International Government Communication Forum The ninth edition of the International Government Communication Forum, IGCF 2020, to be held on 4th and 5th March, at the Sharjah Expo Centre will host nine workshops targeting students, journalists, photojournalists and government communication employees. Bringing together 64 leading global thinkers, top government officials and communication […]

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IGCF 2020 to focus on advancing skills of communication professionals, students

February 24, 2020

IGCF 2020 to focus on advancing skills of communication professionals, students The robust agenda that forms the framework of the ninth edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2020) to be held from March 4–5, at the Sharjah Expo Centre will host nine workshops targeting students, journalists, photojournalists and government communication employees. Bringing together […]

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How the English Language’s Disproportionate Influence Skews Global Narratives

October 10, 2019

No one questions English’s status as the world’s go-to language for business, tech, tourism and academia, but that popularity has also made it disproportionately influential on news. In a chapter of Hostwriter’s Unbias the News: Why Diversity Matters for Journalism, journalist, writer and managing editor of the Global Investigative Journalism Network Tanya Pampalone looks at […]

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Presentation – Kai Chan – Is the English language too powerful? / L’anglais est-il trop fort?

August 24, 2019

The below is my presentation at LangFest 2019. Le dessous est ma présentation au LangFest 2019. English is the most powerful language from a global perspective (as measured by the Power Language Index). At the local level, even in places where it does not have status, English can still overwhelm the local language(s). This presents […]

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