CIPR signs agreement with Middle East PR body in first of global deals

The CIPR and the Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) have signed an agreement that will see Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status made available to MEPRA members.

Sarah Pinch: CIPR President welcomes the collaboration in the Middle East
Sarah Pinch: CIPR President welcomes the collaboration in the Middle East

This is the first in a series of new agreements the CIPR is announcing over the next few months as it looks to expand its senior professional status award globally.

Sarah Pinch, president of the CIPR, said: "I look forward to further collaborations with MEPRA, and other international partners, to achieve the CIPR’s stated mission of professionalising public relations on a global scale."

Alex Malouf, MEPRA vice-chair, said: "The Chartered Institute of Public Relations has been a pioneering organisation in terms of training and development, and we support their promotion of the chartered practitioner status, a standard that underlines the abilities and experiences of a professional in the public relations industry. As an emerging region, we are witnessing strong growth in the communications profession."

Separately, canvassing began on Monday for the CIPR presidential election. The two candidates are Andy Green and Jason MacKenzie.

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