CIPR launches new skills guide on the Defamation Act for members
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has today published a new skills guide (PDF) for members on The Defamation Act 2013 which came into force on 1 January 2014 with significant repercussions for public relations professionals specialising in crisis management. This exclusive CIPR member benefit, written by legal specialist Magnus Boyd of Hill Dickinson LLP, pays particular attention to the issue of maintaining the balance between freedom of expression and reputation protection in the electronic environment.
Public relations practitioners and online publishers should welcome The Defamation Act. This timely piece of guidance from the CIPR provides greater clarity on defamation and libel, particularly online, and is required reading for anyone working in the media professions.
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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.
The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).