Fun with media relations


Here’s an interesting question: Why is it that when the office of Lawrence Cannon, the minister of foreign affairs, sends an email to journalists telling them that Cannon will be meeting with Tooryalai Wesa, the new governor of Kandahar province, and when another journalist, i.e. this one, calls Foreign Affairs, the department Cannon allegedly runs, the media relations folks refuse to answer any questions about the visit or even confirm that it is taking place? All this, it should be pointed out, while the governor was meeting with Cannon elsewhere in the same building.




Fun with media relations

  1. I think the D stands for Dysfunctional

  2. Just a guess, but maybe the Minister’s office doesn’t tell the departmental media relations shop anything other than to log incoming calls and questions.

  3. Run that by the minister’s office.

    • This was in response to a now deleted post. That’s why it makes as much sense as my usual posts.