Global Alliance board presents at Aberje Trends Conference in São Paulo – Brazil

Global Alliance board presents at Aberje Trends Conference in São Paulo – Brazil

The board of the Global Alliance was invited to participate at Aberje Trends Seminar promoted by GA Member Aberje – Brazilian Association for Business Communication on April 3 and 4 in São Paulo, Brazil. On April 4 there is a special panel on Global Trends in Communication presented by GA Board Members Alastair McCapra, Fiona Cassidy, Jane Gitau, José Manuel Velasco and Justin Green.

New Global Principles of Ethical Practice in Public Relations and Communication Management announced

New Global Principles of Ethical Practice in Public Relations and Communication Management announced

August 22 2018. For the past six months, following a meeting in Madrid, a task force of leading public relations and communication management organizations has been exploring a new set of principles in ethical practice and exploring ways to promote ethical conduct.

“Today, we are happy to announce that the members of the Global Alliance and IABC have agreed on sixteen principles that should be covered in every code of ethics for our profession. We are also happy to announce that these principles have the support of ICCO, the PRCA UK and PRCA MENA,” said Jose Manuel Velasco, chair of the Global Alliance representing more than sixty organizations. “Our combined efforts will help elevate the profession and promote ethics from a position of strength,” Velasco added.

Statement of support for a free press

Statement of support for a free press

"The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”

~ Thomas Jefferson

This oft-cited quote conveys the fundamental importance of today’s free press despite its articulation before electronic, digital and social media were invented. The dramatic expression by a founding father who was brutally criticized by the media of his time underscores that the standing of a free press transcends politics, geographies or other affiliations.