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IPRA creates new Alpe-Balkan-Adria Chapter

While IPRA is a global community of PR practitioners, there is also a need to network and meet locally. The Alpe-Balkan-Adria Chapter (ABA Chapter) brings together IPRA members from this region in South East Europe.

Invitation to an IPRA webinar on Populism and crisis response: the Morandi Bridge collapse: 11 July 2024

I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar Populism and crisis response: the Morandi Bridge collapse will be presented by Luciano Luffarelli on Thursday 11 July 2024 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (unadjusted).

IPRA supports UN goals for multilingualism and ending child labour

This past week, IPRA’s New York-based UN representatives attended meetings with the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the Study Group on Language and the United Nations. The Study Group is an initiative under the United Nations Strategic Framework on Multilingualism which launched on 27 March 2024. IPRA reaffirmed its commitment to human rights, ethical communication and the UN’s sustainable development goals. 

Message from the IPRA President: Hate speech in today’s world June 2024

Dear friends and colleagues,

Acta, non verba!

IPRA‘s president Nataša Pavlović Bujas opened the 13th PROACTIVE regional conference, held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from 23 – 24 May 2024. The conference moto was Acta, non verba! Actions not words is a confirmation that the PR industry is both results driven but also that PR practitioners are starting to redefine terms such as relations, trust and responsibility.

Lifetime achievement award for IPRA’s Dejan Verčič

Dr. Dejan Verčič is the first recipient of a new Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Public Relations Society of Slovenia (PRSS). Dr. Verčič, a member of the International Public Relations Association, is currently co-chairing an IPRA joint committee to review and expand the IPRA Guidelines for the usage of artificial intelligence in communications.

Esther Cobbah elected President of Institute of Public Relations Ghana

The Institute of Public Relations, Ghana (IPR) has elected IPRA board member Esther Cobbah, as its President. The elections took place during the Institute’s 30th annual general meeting and Summit held at Rock City Hotel in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Trust and ethics at heart of address to the African Public Relations Association

IPRA sees public relations as the truthful building of relationships and interests with the ultimate goal of human advancement.” This was the core message delivered by IPRA board member Esther Cobbah at the conference of the African Public Relations Association (APRA) held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire 13 – 17 May 2024.  

Invitation to an IPRA webinar on the Image of PR: Thursday 13 June 2024

I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar Image: is the image of PR holding us back? will be presented by Tony Langham on Thursday 13 June 2024 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (unadjusted).

Message from the IPRA President: Celebrating peace and freedom May 2024

Dear friends and colleagues,

The United Nations is reiterating its commitment to Africa

That effort is personified by the Department of Global Communications’ (DGC) Civil Society Conference being held In Nairobi, Kenya, on 9 May. IPRA’s senior UN representative Jim McQueeny and youth rep Alexa Moyer participated this week in a town hall meeting in New York to discuss final planning for the event.

The challenge to truth in the world of AI

IPRA President Nataša Pavlović Bujas addressed the theme Truth is a CHALLENGE at the 10th regional forum of communication leaders held April 23 – 24 in Belgrade, Serbia. The event known as CHALLENGE 2024, addressed the theme of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Message from the IPRA President: Feeling the difference  April 2024

Dear friends and colleagues,

Invitation to an IPRA webinar on Impact PR: Thursday 18 April (rescheduled)

I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar Impact PR: Getting tough to win on the hard issues will be presented by Mark Giles on Thursday 18 April 2024 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (unadjusted).

Mina Nazari from Iran’s utility company receives a PRO PR GLOBE

Mina Nazari received her PRO PR GLOBE award at a ceremony in Belgrade last week. Ms. Nazari was IPRA’s nomination from 2023. She is manager for public relations and communications at the Power Distribution Company of Tabriz. The PRO PR GLOBE awards are organised by Croatian PR agency, Apriori World. The awards recognise individuals whose work contributes to a better perception of PR by the public. IPRA’s representative to the PRO PR GLOBE awards is board member Jacqueline Purcell.

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