The Grayling Lecture: The Ethics Of Influence


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30 October 2012


08:05 PM


The Levenson enquiry in the UK is reviewing the role of the press in the light of the phone hacking scandals. Prime Minister David Cameron is asking questions about the future of lobbying. Is it time we had a set of moral and ethical rules that govern public relations? Peter Chadlington, after nearly 50 years in the PR business, will examine some key moral questions. Is it ever right to lie? Is any client—whatever its moral issues—entitled to PR representation? Should PR people with a client interest be anonymous on social media? What are the rules of the new world of communications?