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Invitation to an IPRA webinar on Public affairs: the changing nature of political engagement: 9 June 2022

I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar Public affairs: the changing nature of political engagement will be presented by Stuart Thomson, head of public affairs at BDB Pitmans on Thursday 9 June 2022 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (unadjusted).

IPRA celebrates World Press Freedom Day 2022

IPRA is proud to celebrate today the 3 May as World Press Freedom Day 2022 and endorses the theme of Journalism under Digital Siege.

Message from the IPRA President: The Power of PR April 2022

I hope all of you are doing well. In Japan, the New Year for companies and schools began in April, and we are spending these days noticing the signs of a fresh and new beginning. New employees have joined my company and I am learning new things from these Generation Z, a generation that is the driving force of today’s world. As IPRA President, I have recently had the opportunity to address national PR associations in The Philippines, India, Uganda and Iran. I was greatly impressed by the enthusiasm of the members of these associations to my speech about the public relations approach to this Generation Z.

Invitation to an IPRA webinar on Public perception of PR: it's not just about press relations: 12 May 2022

I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar Public perception of PR: it's not just about press relations will be presented by Alain Grossbard in conversation with Robert Masters and IPRA Board members and other experts on Thursday 12 May 2022 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (unadjusted).

IPRA backs Ukraine Communication Support Network

IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, has endorsed a PR initiative to create the Ukraine Communication Support Network (UCSN). The network, hosted by the UK-based Public Relations and Communications Association and the International Communications Consultancy Organisation, seeks to coordinate volunteer communications activity in support of the people of Ukraine. The UCSN invites PR professionals around the world to submit proposals for voluntary communications activity. A steering committee, comprised of Ukrainian and international communicators, will oversee approval of these proposals.

Message from the IPRA President: Reflections March 2022

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Invitation to an IPRA webinar on Deciphering facts from fiction: lessons learned for communicators: 14 April 2022

I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar Deciphering facts from fiction: lessons learned for communicators will be presented by Tommaso Di Giovanni, Vice President of Global Communications, Philip Morris International on Thursday 14 April 2022 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (unadjusted).

IPRA statement on Ukraine: Golden World Awards 2022

Further to the IPRA statement of 10 March 2022 in support of the UN General Assembly resolution calling for the end of hostilities in Ukraine, the IPRA Board has resolved to disallow entries from the Russian Federation for the Golden World Awards for Excellence in PR 2022. This action is consistent with national and international sanctions on Russia.

Invitation to an IPRA webinar on the history of PR: 24 March

I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar PR: a global history in 40 minutes will be presented by Emeritus Professor Tom Watson on Thursday 24 March 2022 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (unadjusted).

IPRA statement on Ukraine March 2022

IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, supports the words of the UN Secretary General António Guterres speaking after the 2 March 2022 resolution of the UN General Assembly. Mr. Guterres said: “The message of the General Assembly is loud and clear: End hostilities in Ukraine — now. Silence the guns — now. Open the door to dialogue and diplomacy — now. The territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine must be respected in line with the UN Charter”.

United behind the International Declaration for a healthier world, global communication groups seek a new wave of solidarity

After one year of a UNESCO-inspired global mobilization bringing together a worldwide community of communicators, the International Declaration of Communications Professionals and Researchers for a Healthier, Viable, Better World (Interdecom) calls for the continued expansion of solidarity. With major international partners, Interdecom is now launching a second wave of commitment inviting communication groups across the globe to use their expertise to address the biggest threats of our time: the pandemic and the climate crisis.  This announcement is made by Interdecom, the organisation behind the Declaration, Orbicom, the international network of UNESCO chairs in communication, and five major international partners: IPRA, Global Alliance, EUPRERA, ICCO and BLEDCOM.

Message from the IPRA President: Sociality February 2022

My heart is filled with excitement for the athletes' achievements in the Beijing Olympics. Meanwhile, the Super Bowl was successfully held recently in the US. I am happy to see that the world is slowly recovering from the corona virus pandemic.

Invitation to an IPRA webinar on the history of PR: 24 March

I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar PR: a global history in 40 minutes will be presented by Emeritus Professor Tom Watson on Thursday 24 March 2022 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (unadjusted).

Zelma Lazarus In Memoriam

IPRA pays its respects to Zelma Lazarus who has died at the age of 85. Zelma was a Member Emeritus and president of IPRA in 1998 having been a former board member. She was the first Asian woman to be president. Zelma oversaw the consolidation of IPRA’s corporate structure following the Secretariat’s move from Geneva to London and the appointment of Frans Voorhoeve as Secretary General. She chaired the annual conference and GWA Gala in London in her presidential year.
 

Message from the IPRA President: A new start January 2022

Hello everyone. Allow me to tell you a little about myself as IPRA President 2022. I’m Ms. Etsuko Tsugihara. I am the President of SUNNY SIDE UP GROUP INC., one of the largest PR communication groups in Japan. I’ve been involved with IPRA as a board member since 2019 and I am honored to be your president this year. I founded my company in 1985 at high school when I was 17 years old. The company has been creating social movements and offering a wide range of marketing communication services including PR, sales promotion, business development, and sports marketing for more than 37 years.