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Message from the IPRA President: Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable: April 2019

I am just back from the beautiful Croatian city of Selce where I spoke at the 17th PRO PR Conference organized by Apriori World. Its title Networking in Motion is a perfect reflection of the crossroads our industry is at and the constant change we all live in. Speakers and participants came from all over the world including Argentina, Australia, Austria and Japan, yet we all spoke with one voice with questions and concerns such as:

Former IPRA President Loula Zaklama honoured by Egypt’s Head of State

At a ceremony held in the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt’s head of state, President El Sisi, honoured Loula Zaklama as a brilliant role model for women. Loula is the founder of Egypt’s first communication agency Rada Research and Public Relations. She was IPRA President in 2006 and is now an IPRA Member Emeritus.

IPRA reaches out to Latvia and the Baltics

IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, has signed a co-operation agreement with the Latvian Communication Association (LaKA). Under the agreement, inter alia, the organisations will exchange materials such as IPRA’s Thought Leadership essays and know-how to help with the development of the PR profession.

Message from the IPRA President: It is GWA time March 2019

IPRA president redefines role as leading trust and ethics in global communication

Svetlana Stavreva, the new President of the International Public Relations Association, has declared a concise updated vision for the organisation. Cognisant of the era of fake news and a global fall in trust of institutions, politicians and communicators, President Stavreva summarised the association’s role in eight words: IPRA – leading trust and ethics in global communication.

Message from the IPRA President: Increasing business relevance through PR expertise February 2019

Back to the future: IPRA reaches out to Dutch Logeion

IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, has signed a co-operation agreement with Logeion, the Dutch association for communications professionals.

Message from the IPRA President: A toast to new beginnings January 2019

I hope you all had a great holiday season and I wish you and your families a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year. Today, I am proud to write to you as the 2019 IPRA President as we start what I believe will be an interesting, challenging and rewarding journey together.

In a world of fake news IPRA celebrates its 1965 Code of Athens

IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, is proud to recall the 1965 Code of Athens, and its author Frenchman Lucian Matrat who died 20 years ago.

Message from the IPRA President: A moment of reflection December 2018

Amost three years ago, at an event in The Hague, The Netherlands, attended by IPRA Board members and several past Presidents, I assumed the presidency of IPRA.  In a brief speech, I expressed my appreciation for being chosn to be the symbolic figurehead of IPRA.  After all, coinciding with this was the ending of my full-time career in public relations.  I wondered out loud, hopefully without criticizing myself so that those present would object, if I wasn't too old, if IPRA shouldn't have someone in the midst of her (sic) career as President.

IPRA judges select Grand Prix at Eventiada IPRA GWA

Eventiada IPRA Golden World Awards (GWA), the largest communications award in Eastern Europe, CIS countries and Central Asia, a regional partner of IPRA Golden World Awards, the global award organized since 1990 by the International Public Relations Association, honored its nominees and winners during the 8th Eventiada IPRA GWA Gala Ceremony. In 2018 projects from 13 countries competed for the attention of international jury: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Croatia and Estonia.

IPRA reaches out to the newly founded Malawi PR Society

IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, has signed a co-operation agreement with the Public Relations Society of Malawi (PRSM). Under the agreement, inter alia, the organisations will exchange materials such as IPRA’s Thought Leadership essays and know-how to help with the development of the PR profession.

World Press Photo receives IPRA President’s Award

Lars Boering, director World Press Photo, receives the IPRA President’s Award

Message from the IPRA President: The IPRA Vision November 2018

Message from the IPRA President: Barcelona gave us an awards ceremony to be proud of October 2018

 

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