Alert! CIPR Web TV to Debate Wikipedia & PR

At 5pm GMT (UAE 8pm), Wednesday 20 June the Chartered Institute of Public Relations will discuss the well documented (and sometimes volatile) relationship between the public relations profession and the Wikipedia community. This follows a global study led by the PRSA and in which MEPRA’s membership contributed earlier this year. Read here for the results.

MEPRA’s General Manager and its Standards & Ethics committee are in discussions with different stakeholders to help define a solution for the region. You can read more about our journey earlier this week and in forthcoming posts.

In January 2012, the CIPR partnered with Wikimedia UK, the local chapter behind Wikipedia in the UK. The goal of the partnership is to create mutual understanding for mutual advantage between the two communities. The first step is guidance for public relations professionals outlining how best to engage with the Wikipedia community.

To hear both sides of the debate, tune into CIPR TV where guests David Gerard, active volunteer for Wikimedia UK, and Philip Sheldrake, Founder of Meanwhile and regular presenter of CIPR TV, will discuss how best practice guidelines for public relations professionals are the first step on a long road to mutual respect between both communities.

If you would like her to put a question to the guests on your behalf, please submit it via the question box or tweet using the hashtag #CIPRtv.

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In 2012 I volunteered to hold the position of Chair - Standards & Ethics Committee for the Middle East PR Association (@MEPRA_org). I have set up this account to assist in this effort. You may also like to follow my Blog or connect with me on LinkedIn. In any case, please do visit www.mepra.org, and if you are not yet a member, please do sign up!
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