How the fall of the Berlin Wall sent ripples around the world of communication


What connects IPRA, UNESCO and the events of November 1989? In a recently updated webpage in our History section IPRA president 1988 Alain Modoux, provides an insight on the fall of the Berlin Wall and how it transformed not just Germany but the world of PR and communication.


It involved a long-standing misunderstanding by the United Nations, a discredited international report, a man on the inside, and falling masonry.


Read the whole story right here.



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