UNESCO Article: How Do Journalists Make Ethical Choices?

Given the nature of this site I felt this was an interesting article posted by UNESCO below, if you are interested check out the UNESCO site there’s lots of interesting stuff there, article (c) UNESCO: How do journalists deal with unverified sources with information on a possible big story? Can journalists receive non-cash gifts or paid trips to cover an event? What are the new ethical challenges in the digital age especially with the spread of disinformation on social media? These are some of the ethical questions faced by journalist…

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PR professionals ‘an early warning system’ for businesses facing ethical collapse – CIPR President addresses Good Governance Institute

CIPR President Emma Leech Found.Chart.PR, FCIPR urged businesses to put public relations at the heart of strategic decision making at an exclusive event hosted by the Good Governance Institute in London yesterday. The President addressed an audience of 50 senior practitioners at the prestigious One Great George Street, ahead of a panel discussion exploring how public relations can support governance by strengthening relationships and challenging leadership.  Citing ethical collapses at Oxfam, Kidscape and Halifax Bank of Scotland, the President evidenced the need for businesses to prioritise public relations’ role in corporate governance.…

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U.S. Pharma Companies Must Convince Stakeholders They’re Acting in an Ethical and Transparent Way in Order to Improve Reputation

The reputation recovery benefiting most major industries continues to escape the U.S. pharma industry, which remains under attack for a broad range of key stakeholder grievances, according to the 2019 U.S. Pharma RepTrak study from Reputation Institute. The yearly study – based on close to 1,900 reputation ratings of the largest and best-known pharma companies operating in the U.S. – revealed that along with the automotive industry, pharma is the only one not seeing a reputational increase year over year.  “The ever-increasing and highly publicized cost of drugs, the role…

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CIPR supports Global Principles of Ethical Practice

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has stated they are proud to support a universally agreed set of principles aimed at promoting ethical conduct in public relations, as mentioned previously. The initiative – led by the Global Alliance – is backed by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) and the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA).  As a member of the Global Alliance, the CIPR has supported the project since its inception and encourages PR professionals from across the world to adhere to the principles. …

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​PRCA issues eight point ethical challenge to industry

Speaking at the African Public Relations Association conference in Botswana this morning, Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA, said: “Our industry took a major step forward last year when it expelled Bell Pottinger. But we have more to do if we are to achieve our potential, and prove without doubt our ethical professionalism. “That is why I have today, in the part of the world where our industry faced up to its stiffest ever challenge, laid down eight challenges: 1. The industry must toughen its Codes 2. The industry must…

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