London world capital of reputation laundering

| 04/08/2010

(The Guardian): It has a strong claim to be the world capital of everything from finance to design, but now London can add a new, more dubious distinction: it has become the reputation laundering destination of choice for foreign heads of state whose controversial activities may have stained their countries’ public images. An investigation by the Guardian has revealed that the capital’s public relations firms are earning millions of pounds a year promoting foreign regimes with some of the world’s worst human rights records, including Saudi Arabia, Rwanda, Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka.

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