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In our serial “communication and law”, famous jurists speak about the challenge of communicating well in public and give helpful advice to our readers
That the answer does not fit the question, is well known as a rhetorical trick of media experienced speakers (Ulrich Wickert: „ But now you haven’t answered my question. “Angela Merkel: „Yes. “). This phenomenon does not only exist for a well calculated zig zag course, but also as a completely unintentional communication-glitch.
>> Read more Brigitte Zypries, Federal Minister for Econonomy and Energie
„Communication in a complex world“
Good communication is important at any time – but currently, perhaps more important than ever. Good communication can contribute a lot to a constructive and rational political culture, which seems to be getting lost at present. It's not America only. The state of social debates is worrying everywhere in the West.
>> Read more Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble MdB, President of the German Bundestag
„Free passage for young people?“
At the 55th German Traffic Court Conference at the end of January, almost 2000 participants again discussed current traffic law problems. As every year, the public participated intensively in the discussion in advance. The topic of "senior citizens in road traffic" was particularly well received.
>> Read more KAY NEHM, FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL
„Plea against Silence"
„I have advised the client not to make statements to you." As a journalist, I read this sentence again and again (or something similar). It seems to be a promising strategy among press law attorneys to keep clients quiet from journalists.
>> Read more CHRISTIAN DEKER, JOURNALIST & LAWYER
„The Fictional Interview
The other day, my son, who lives in Oxford, spoke to me on the telephone about an interview I had given to a newspaper in the Causa Böhmermann. My answer: I did not give an interview on the matter. The subsequent research even revealed two interviews of mine with statements on the facts of the case...
>> Read more PROF. ULRICH BATTIS, ADMINISTRATIVE LAW EXPERT