When to talk and when to stay quiet

Back in February, PRWeek analyzed the role that PR played in successfully freeing the crew of the MV Biscaglia tanker, which had been hijacked...

Back in February, PRWeek analyzed the role that PR played in successfully freeing the crew of the MV Biscaglia tanker, which had been hijacked by Somali pirates.

This week, after New York Timesreporter David Rohde escaped from his Taliban captors, the question of how to handle the publicity surrounding a kidnapping has come up once again, and there are questions about how the Times handled the situation. Slate.com offers its analysis, and here'sthe tale of Rohde's escape, alongside Afghan journalist Tahir Ludin.

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