The IPR will examine the accountability of the PR industry at its
annual national conference in Manchester this month.
The panel discussion on global accountability will look at the moral
responsibilities of multinational companies, with contributions from
John Vidal, environment editor of the Guardian and Shabanji Opukah of
British American Tobacco. Other items on the agenda include the changes
in political communications after the 1997 election.
Speakers at the two-day event include Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger
and World In Action editor Steve Boulton.
The event will also include a briefing by IPR executive director John
Lavelle on the on-going dispute with the Newspaper Licensing Agency.
For further details of the conference, which takes place on 31 October
and 1 November, contact Claire Martin on 0171 2535151.