PR firm backs charity call to improve ethics of social media

Campaign Collective has backed a coalition of 37 charities urging social media owners to take action against hate speech online. The social enterprise, which helps charities and other campaigners with their PR & communications, has joined the suspension of all advertising spending on Facebook in July. Facebook’s policies for addressing hate speech are under increasing global scrutiny as big businesses boycott advertising on the platform. But the reality is that this is a problem for any organisation which uses their platforms.  Campaign Collective will join 37 UK charities in forming a working group…

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UNESCO Gathers Bioethics And Ethics Experts From Eastern Africa To Discuss Ethical Issues Raised By COVID-19 In The Region

On 13 May 2020, the UNESCO Social and Human Sciences Sector organized a Webinar under the theme “Managing Covid-19 pandemic within ethical principles: A reflection on the current and future situation in the Eastern Africa Region”.  It drew experts, from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Comoros, including representatives from National Ethics and Bioethics Committees (NBCs), and further amplified their voices with update provided, experiences shared and reflections and ideas brought forward on current and future implications of COVID-19 pandemic in the region. In her welcoming remarks, the Director of…

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Fewer people believe “business behaves ethically” IBE Business Ethics Survey finds

A report by the Institute of Business Ethics – ‘Attitudes of the British Public to Business Ethics 2019‘ – highlights a fall in those who regard business as behaving ethically. While the majority of those asked believe business does behave very or fairly ethically, this has fallen from 62% to 57% in the last 12 months.  The same top three issues raised as concerns by the public in 2018 remain the same in 2019; tax avoidance (33%), executive pay (29%) and environmental responsibility (28%) – the latter identified as a top…

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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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