first_img Organisation February 24, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists and environmental activists in danger to go further PhilippinesAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders called today on the Philippines government to move quickly to protect journalists from increasing death threats against those reporting on corruption and environmental abuses, a month after the murder of Radio Mindanao Network (RMN) dwAR commentator Gerardo Ortega.It urged President Benigno Aquino III to keep his promise to fight crimes against the media and punish those responsible.Since the death on 24 January of Ortega, who had exposed corruption and also environmental damage by mining companies on the island of Palawan, four suspected gunmen have reportedly been arrested and police have learned that their bosses were powerful figures, including former Palawan governor Joel Reyes, who has ties with the mining firms.Two other Palawan journalists, who prefer to remain anonymous for security reasons, say they have been personally threatened by those presumed to have killed Ortega. Three more journalists have said in a letter to the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) they have received regular death threats since last month. The three — George Hubierna, a reporter with the People’s Journal and People’s Tonight based in Manila, Nelson Bolos, a journalist-researcher with the same papers, and Paul Gonzales, editor of Tarlac Headline News – have reported on corruption in the building of an expressway in Tarlac, about 100 km from Manila, and the threats referred to this. Four journalists were murdered last year in the Philippines, where many powerful people have local fiefdoms that are above the law, and 30 were killed in a massacre there in November 2009. Help by sharing this information Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped February 16, 2021 Find out more Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days agocenter_img News Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Philippines RSF_en May 3, 2021 Find out more News June 1, 2021 Find out more PhilippinesAsia – Pacific last_img read more

first_img Previous Article Next Article This month’s newsMajor research into bias The Cabinet Office has announced a major package of initiatives aimed atstamping out discrimination and harassment. It proposes to reviewanti-discrimination legislation with a view to harmonisation; to implement theStephen Lawrence inquiry action plan on institutional racism; to eliminate thegender pay gap and simplify equal pay law; to give greater personal choice overwork patterns and to carry out research into religious discrimination. Union deals hit new high Seventy-five new recognition agreements were signed by unions in the 10months between January and October 1999, the highest number ever reported in aTrade Union Trends survey. Four in 10 unions responding to the survey said theimpending legislation had been influential in securing the new deals. Six outof 10 unions surveyed said the new legal rights had affected the way theycampaigned. New protection for children The Criminal Records Bureau is to start issuing information to prospectiveemployers from July 2001 to help them protect children in their care, the HomeOffice has announced. Three levels of check will be available by July 2002. TheCRB will be permitted to pass on information from List 99 which containsdetails of people barred from or restricted in work with schools, furthereducation and the youth service. Banker’s sex bias win £300,000-a-year banker Kay Swinburne has won a long-running sexdiscrimination case against her former employer Deutsche Bank. Her complaintsagainst her line manager included him suggesting she must be having an affairwith a major client after she had dinner with him. Swinburne is expected to netup to £1m in compensation. Related posts:No related photos. NewsOn 1 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

first_imgNorth Decatur JV defeated SW in 3 sets 12-25, 25-21, 15-6.Jenna Geis & Erin Schwering both had 4 kills. Geis also had 2 blocks. Brittany Krieger & Lainey Crites both had 10 digs each.ND Varsity won in 5 sets 25-21, 18-25, 23-25, 25-20, 15-3.Erika Kramer led at the net with 5 blocks and 20 kills. Erica Gauck added 11 kills, 6 aces and 18 digs with a solid all-around performance. Maddy Day 6 kills and 12 digs, Olivia Bohman 6 kills. Kara Muckerheide 29 assists and Olivia O’Dell 15 digs.The girls played well and it was nice to get another conference win. Ending our regular season strong has been a goal and helps set the tone for how we enter into Sectional. Our hitters were strong tonight as well as  our communication.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Ashley Gauck.last_img

first_img Midfielder Schneiderlin and defender Alderweireld were stand-out performers in the last campaign as Saints finished seventh in the Barclays Premier League, their highest placing in the division. However, France international Schneiderlin has been linked with a move away, with top-flight rivals Manchester United said to be leading the chase. Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has admitted he is unsure whether Morgan Schneiderlin or Toby Alderweireld will be at St Mary’s this season. Press Associationcenter_img While Koeman revealed the Red Devils have not yet tabled an official bid for the 25-year-old, the Dutchman is fearful of Schneiderlin being lured away. “We have some doubts about players,” he said. “We have the situation with Morgan Schneiderlin, we will have to wait what will happen. “Until now, we have not a serious bid for him from Man United. We will wait, but OK – that’s business that normally starts from now.” Belgium centre-back Alderweireld, meanwhile, has returned to Spanish giants Atletico Madrid after his loan spell on the south coast reached its conclusion at the end of last season. “The player likes to stay, we like to keep the player but it’s a little difficulty at the moment with Atletico Madrid, I have a good hope he will stay for Southampton,” added Koeman of the 26-year-old Alderweireld. Southampton’s top-half finish was in spite of them selling a host of key players last summer, including Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Rickie Lambert and Luke Shaw. Koeman insists a similar clear out will not happen this time around, though He added: ” We have the experience from last season – it will be not the same this season, but we are prepared for everything.” last_img read more

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Google and the San Francisco 49ers announced Monday they are contributing $2.35 million to the Santa Clara Youth Justice Initiative, an organization that helps young people caught in the juvenile justice system countywide.With the grant — $2.1 million from Google and $250,000 from the 49ers — the organization can hire more staff, provide support and mentorship to youth and advocate for policies.The money will spur a “significant expansion” of the Youth Justice Initiative’s work …last_img

first_img15 October 2012 Tourist arrivals to South Africa grew by 10.5% for the first six months of 2012, more than double the global average of 5% for the same period. “Stats SA’s tourism figures indicate that South Africa experienced an excellent first half of the year, attracting 4 416 373 tourists to the country between January and June 2012, compared to 3 996 760 tourist arrivals for the same period in 2011,” Department of Tourism said in a statement on the weekend.Overseas tourists The industry experienced particularly strong growth in overseas tourist arrivals, recording 17.1% growth in arrivals from outside the African continent. A total of 1 163 477 overseas tourist arrivals were recorded for the first six months of 2012, compared to 993 364 tourist arrivals for the corresponding period in 2011. “Despite the global economic downturn, our focused marketing efforts and the hard work of everyone in the tourism industry are paying dividends,” said Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk. “Although the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) does predict a slowdown in global arrivals in the second half of this year, we are delighted with our very strong start in 2012, and are confident that it will be a year worth celebrating for us as far as the tourism industry is concerned.”African tourists For South African tourism, regional Africa as a whole has been one of the strongest performers so far this year, with tourist arrivals from the region growing by 8.3% over the first six months of 2012. Growth in tourist arrivals for the first six months of 2012 has been strong in all regions, with particularly strong growth from emerging markets, with Asia growing by 40.7% and Central and South America by 54.4%. For the first time, China is one of South Africa’s top five source markets of overseas tourists, overtaking France as the country’s fourth-largest overseas source market. A total of 60 272 Chinese visitors came to South Africa in the first half of 2012, which represents a massive 68.4% growth compared to the first half of 2011, when South Africa received only 35 796 Chinese arrivals. “The launch of SAA’s direct flight between Beijing and Johannesburg in January this year has contributed to growth from this market, helping to meet some of the obvious demand for Destination South Africa in China,” said Van Schalkwyk. South Africa is also reaping significant benefits from its marketing efforts and strong trade relations work in other emerging markets, including India and Brazil, with arrivals from India continuing its steep upward growth trajectory. South Africa recorded 21.1% growth in arrivals from India for the first six months of this year, and a phenomenal 68.4% growth in arrivals from Brazil Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit dana oshirocenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Microsoft researcher danah boyd took a decidedly different approach when considering social networking at today’s LeWeb conference. In speaking to a room packed with more than a thousand entrepreneurs, investors and journalists, boyd explained how we tend to focus on the positive aspects of social networking services. Technologists tend to praise web publishing for its ability to encourage artistic expression and public dialogue. In contrast, boyd makes the point that negative and disturbing web content can also serve as a vehicle for change. boyd explains how those who monitor online profile information, tend to have something to gain from it in a negative way. For example, oppressive governments often monitor the web for signs of criminal activity in order to enforce laws or suppress certain activities. Nevertheless, boyd believes the visibility of violence, drug use and criminal activity can also be used by regular netizens for constructive purposes. She references “eyes on the street” — a concept coined by urban sociologist Jane Jacobs in her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Writes Jacobs:“There must be eyes on the street, eyes belonging to those we might call the natural proprietors of the street. The buildings on a street equipped to handle strangers and to insure the safety of both residents and strangers, must be oriented to the street. They cannot turn their backs or blank sides on it and leave it blind. The sidewalk must have users on it fairly continuously, both to add to the number of effective eyes on the street and to induce a sufficient number of people in buildings along the street to watch the sidewalks.”boyd believes this same concept can be applied to online safety and health. She explains, “The web makes available all parts of society and it’s up to us to find a way to make it constructive.” With Facebook’s user base often cited as being bigger than the population of all but 4 countries in the world, netizens have the visibility to do more than simply consume content. boyd’s presentation reveals that while the Internet has the power to uncover the abuse and oppression that is happening around us, ultimately it’s up to us to decide whether or not to acknowledge and help remedy them. Photo Credit: Ewan McIntosh For more updates on LeWeb, follow along at the Social Media Club House Tags:#social networks#Trends#web last_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights Prime Minister Andrew Holness and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin today signed an Energy Framework to foster cooperation on energy and infrastructure investment in Jamaica. Prime Minister Holness and Secretary Mnuchin signed the Framework to Strengthen Infrastructure Investment and Energy Cooperation at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The Framework is part of a U.S. initiative called America Crece, or the Americas Grow.last_img