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Public Relations Practitioners Asked To Work With Government To Correct Fake News On Social Media

Public Relations Practitioners Asked To Work With Government To Correct Fake News On Social Media

Information and Communication State Minister Judith Nabakooba has asked public relations practitioners to work with government to correct fake news on social media that has become rampant in Uganda.

“I wish to congratulation public relations association of Uganda on its 45th years achievement and partnership they have created with Uganda people’s defence force, police and tourism ministry. However I call upon  public relations practitioners to work with government to correct fake news derailing government programmes and image of the country, “Nabakooba said.

She was officiating at hand over event of governing council of Public Relations Association of Uganda (PRAU) at Serena Hotel.

Mwanga Stephen the newly elected prau president asked government for recognition of the profession and allocate more resources to public relations departments.

“We want to be recognized and regain statutory recognition in Uganda as our counterparts in Kenya and Zambia to enhance ethical standards,”he said.

Mwanga pledged to create short public relations courses to build the profession and establish public relations centre of excellence to enhance research developments.

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