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Helsinki Ethics Conference: Ethical issues in Communication, PR and the Media

05.03.2020 13:15 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Helsinki, Finland

September 3-4, 2020

There has been growing discussion on organizational PR & communication ethics in recent years. At the same time the debate on media independence and fake news has increased. We believe that these issues must be addressed, and that you share our commitment to promoting freedom of speech, freedom of press and communication and media ethics.

To initiate an international network on the ethics of communication and media ProCom is organizing an international Communication, PR and Media Ethics Conference in Helsinki on the 3rd and 4th of September 2020. Current and critical issues in communication and media ethics, freedom of speech and media landscape changes are addressed at the conference.

Keynote speakers of the conference are Pulitzer Prize winner and former editor-in-chief of The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, Executive Director for UK Government Communications, Alex Aiken, author Sofi Oksanen and founder of the constructive journalism movement, Ulrik Haagerup. Several other renowned and award-winning journalists, researchers, practitioners and ethics experts will also be giving speeches.

President of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, is the patron of the conference.

ProCom is the main organizer. Key partners include the Councils of Ethics for Communication and PR in Finland, Germany, Austria and ICCO – The International Communications Consultancy Organization. Collaborative partners of the conference include already Unesco, City of Helsinki and Helsingin Sanomat Foundation. Other partners will be announced later.

If HelsinkiEthics2020 is of interest to you, we kindly encourage you to share information about the event in your networks!

Additional information:

Link to the website of the event:

Link to a pdf file: Conference program (PDF)




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Content issues: Dr. Elina Melgin, tel. +358408211688 or

Technical issues: Elisa Rouhesmaa,

ProCom – the Finnish Association of Communications Professionals (founded in 1947) – is an organisation for corporate communication and public relations practitioners in Finland. ProCom fosters the professional development of its nearly 3000 members and promotes the value communication provides to society. Members range from industry thought leaders working in strategic leadership positions of major corporations to entry-level practitioners and entrepreneurs.



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