Discovery Inc talks about investment in the African broadcast content market through diversification and a multi-partner model...
Facebook introduces Community Leadership Programme winners for Africa...
The One Club has launched its first international chapter: The One Club for Creativity-Cairo...
A study conducted by Kaspersky Lab has revealed online activities of children across Nigeria, based on statistics from the company's Parental Control modules...
The African Continental Free Trade Area will spur Africa's industrialisation and economic development...
One of the charming oddities of living on a Mediterranean island is that a facet of national identity and indeed islander mentality manifests in how news is reported...
Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 14 Sep 2018
At the end of August, I wrote that Malta has no hate crime on the statute books. A week later, an initiative has been launched aimed at tackling the proliferation of hate speech and bringing together a basic understanding of the dangerous discourse that has swamped social media...
Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 7 Sep 2018
The Catzavelos hate speech case prompted Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster to investigate whether hate crimes exist on the Maltese islands and his findings may surprise you...
Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 31 Aug 2018
Tender fraud and corruption are probably endemic throughout the world but a case has recently been unearthed in Malta that is so diabolically clever, so deviously contrived that it makes the various SAA, SABC, SANRAL and other cadre-deployment shenanigans seem blunt and clunky in comparison...
Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 24 Aug 2018
Question: What do Malta and Iceland have in common besides being Game of Thrones locations? Answer: More than you think...
Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 3 Aug 2018
When people ask me what the biggest difference about living in Malta is, my answer inevitably surprises them. I have become aware of a mysterious phenomenon, one that has such a surreal quality, that I can only invoke Salvador Dali to try to explain it...
Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 27 Jul 2018
Malta International Airport (MIA) has published its traffic results for June 2018. Passenger movements were up by 14.6% over the previous June. It proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that summer here is a thing.
Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 20 Jul 2018
Abroad, when politicians sponsor the football teams in their districts or dish out hampers and bottles of wine during electoral campaigns, they call it vote-buying. In Malta, these politicians are described as 'benefactors'...
Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 29 Jun 2018
In November this year, some 4,000 delegates are expected to descend on "the rock" for the first Malta Blockchain Summit...
Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 8 Jun 2018
After she had dropped us off in the village of Tarxien, Lady Harriet called later that evening to offer her advice. "Marcus, I want to tell you something that I don't think any other Maltese person would tell you..."
Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 1 Jun 2018
If there was a theme song for public relations in general and reputation management in particular, it should be the Marilyn Monroe and Frankie Vaughn duet Specialisation from her under-appreciated 1960 movie Let's make love...
Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 25 May 2018
You may not have heard of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was murdered six months ago, but Meryl Streep certainly has and it would not surprise me if the Oscar winner optioned DCG's story...
Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 20 Apr 2018
Diagonally across from our village house and on the opposite corner lies one of the great marketing mysteries of Malta, a retail conundrum that would perplex even Sherlock Holmes - the case of the invisible baker...
Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 13 Apr 2018
How does a nation get ahead in the global economy if its landmass and population size is small? Although I hadn't thought much about it previously, an article in the Times of Malta made me think of my newly adopted homeland rather differently. The answer is to position yourself as a player in the knowledge economy...
Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 2 Mar 2018
To understand something about living in Malta, you need a little architectural history. Actually you need a lot of architectural history, but I'll go gently...
Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 23 Feb 2018
There has been plenty to celebrate in Malta this month. We learned the island's GDP growth is predicted to be the highest in Europe and secondly, it's Karnival time!
Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 16 Feb 2018
After a decade's diet of negative South African poltico-economic views, I'd forgotten that curious feeling of civic optimism, the effervescence of possibility and the Candidean sense of living in the best of all possible worlds that good news cultivates...
Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 9 Feb 2018
I want to share two secrets with you. Firstly, how a lifetime in PR has qualified me, unexpectedly, to thrive in Malta. And secondly, to address the fear that all South Africans secretly have about living abroad...
Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 2 Feb 2018
Because of my public relations background, I flagged a recent story in The Business Observer headed 'A great PR opportunity for the city and for Malta'. Of course, it was about the Valletta European Capital of Culture 2018 (V18) which just launched here this past weekend...
Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 26 Jan 2018
Valletta, the baroque cityscape on the island fortress of Malta, is making global headlines this month - indeed this year - as it assumes the mantle of European Capital of Culture 2018. Last year, after having fallen in love with this little corner of the Mediterranean, I relocated to the archipelago for a sabbatical to take a front row seat for the programme of the next 12 months...
Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 19 Jan 2018
New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...
5 Mar 2015
NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.
21 Dec 2012
PARIS, FRANCE: Across major cities in Europe, Nikon builds huge sculpted 'hands' in a pose, as though holding a Nikon camera.
7 Nov 2012
LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of internet usage in Europe, showing that 395.7 million Europeans went online in May 2012 for an average of 27.6 hours each.
6 Jul 2012
CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced it has sold three million of its new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing photos and 1080p HD video, and the same all-day 10 hour battery life*.
22 Mar 2012
NEW YORK, US: Global consumer confidence increased one index point last quarter to 89, while Europe led confidence declines in 24 of the region's 27 measured markets, according to fourth quarter 2011 global consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.
8 Feb 2012
LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing that 379.4 million Europeans went online in November 2011 for an average of 27.8 hours per person.
25 Jan 2012
NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.
9 Nov 2011
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The overall market for Technical Consumer Goods (TCG) in Western Europe recorded a sales volume of €41.8 billion* in the second quarter of 2011. This is a decrease of 5.1% compared to last year's figures.
5 Sep 2011