London,
28
February
2022
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08:57
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CIPR statement on Ukraine

CIPR President, Rachel Roberts, has issued the following statement to members about the conflict in Ukraine;

"Our thoughts at this time are with the people of Ukraine and our members based there. 

As the invasion continues, ethical communications and the sharing of information increasingly play a critical role in shaping the conflict and protecting lives. The CIPR stands strongly against the use of mis- and disinformation in all its forms, as our member Code of Conduct makes clear. We encourage people sharing information about the conflict or concerned about information being shared about the conflict to consult the Government Communication Service toolkit on reducing the impact of mis- and disinformation through communications.

The CIPR is working with our iprovision charity to evaluate what support we can offer PR practitioners in Ukraine in the months ahead."

- CIPR President Rachel Roberts Chart.PR, MCIPR

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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas with nearly 10,000 members.

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).