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.

Public Relations Society of Kenya unveils five-year Strategic Plan

Public Relations Society of Kenya unveils five-year Strategic Plan

The government of Kenya has pledged support for ongoing efforts to transform the Public Relations Society of Kenya into a professional institute as the society unveils five-year Strategic Plan.

The transformation, from a Society to an institute will see PRSK pursuing a charter grounded in legislative instruments to further enhance the delivery of professional Public Relations services in Kenya.

Global Alliance AGM elects new board for 2018-19

Global Alliance AGM elects new board for 2018-19

During the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management’s 16th Annual General Meeting hosted in Oslo, Norway on Saturday April 21 by The Norwegian Communication Association, it elected a new board of directors, taking office July 1 2018. The incoming board includes leading practitioners, academics and industry association leaders, with representation from every continent.

 2018 Global Communication survey is open through February 9

 2018 Global Communication survey is open through February 9

The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management has partnered for the third time with The USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations’ 2018 Global Communications survey. Findings from the Survey will inform the 2018 Global Communications Report (GCR).

Thank you for joining us in this important undertaking. The survey is open through February 9, 2018.