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1 FARA and Governments’ Use of Public Relations James Bateman

2 United States Government Office of Global Communications (OGC) Office of Global Communications (OGC) “The OGC was formed in 2002 to coordinate strategic communications overseas that integrate the President’s themes and truthfully depict America and Administration policies.” “The OGC was formed in 2002 to coordinate strategic communications overseas that integrate the President’s themes and truthfully depict America and Administration policies.” Important role of OGC is countering propaganda and disinformation Important role of OGC is countering propaganda and disinformation OGC coordination efforts focus on 1) daily messages, 2) communications planning, and 3) long-term strategy OGC coordination efforts focus on 1) daily messages, 2) communications planning, and 3) long-term strategy global messenger.pdf global messenger.pdf

3 United States Government House of Representatives Special Investigations Division report House of Representatives Special Investigations Division report Bush Administration spending for PR Bush Administration spending for PR Federal Agencies spending for PR Federal Agencies spending for PR PR agencies that received federal contracts PR agencies that received federal contracts Government Accountability Office findings Government Accountability Office findings

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5 FARA Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 Purpose of FARA Purpose of FARA How it works How it works Registration Registration 2007 Statistics 2007 Statistics June pdf June pdf June pdf June pdf Example Example

6 Saudi Arabia Qorvis Communications Qorvis Communications Patton Boggs Patton Boggs

7 Exhibit A To Registration Statement

8 Exhibit B To Registration Statement

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12 Conclusion Governments were among the first organizations to need, and to practice, public relations Governments were among the first organizations to need, and to practice, public relations Many governments today are hiring PR agencies to promote their country’s image abroad Many governments today are hiring PR agencies to promote their country’s image abroad Public diplomacy or propaganda? Public diplomacy or propaganda? How FARA and governments’ use of public relations affects me How FARA and governments’ use of public relations affects me


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