LONDON, November 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The views of the PR community are being sought to inform how MPs and Parliament communicate and engage in the digital age.
The Digital Democracy Commission, launched by The Speaker of The House of Commons at the end of last year, will hold a unique consultation workshop with The City of London Guild of Public Relations Practitioners and Public Relations Consultants Association on November 24th.
Microsoft is kindly hosting the event with The PR Guild and PR Newswire at its state-of-the-art Central Working facility in Whitechapel.
The event is part of an extensive evidence gathering before publication of recommendations by The Commission for reform in early 2015.
The Digital Democracy Commission is exploring issues that include how to encourage citizens to engage with democracy, how to facilitate dialogue amongst citizens and how the work and performance of government is scrutinised.
"We are delighted that Mr Speaker will kick off the session. The Commission is keen to gather participants from across the spectrum of the public relations and public affairs community to inform the report. Other sectors of business and society have been consulted, this is our opportunity." said Jonathan Chandler, Deputy Master of The PR Guild.
"We will look, for example, at how Parliament can engage more effectively through digital platforms to represent their constituents and how constituents can use these tools to ensure they are being represented in the way they wish."
Francis Ingham, PRCA Director General, said: "It is gratifying that the Digital Democracy Commission values the insights of the PR industry to guide its efforts to enhance engagement between politicians and the public."
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SOURCE PR Guild