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Fake News: government weapon for destroying independent media

By on June 12, 2021

first_img BurundiAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Exiled mediaPredatorsFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalistsInternet March 7, 2017 Fake News: government weapon for destroying independent media to go further October 21, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News Receive email alerts BurundiAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Exiled mediaPredatorsFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalistsInternet Warren interviewed three Burundian journalists who have fled to Rwanda, erroneously reporting that they worked for the SOS Media Burundi network, which has no journalists in Rwanda. In fact, the journalists she interviewed work for the exile web radio Humura, an offshoot of Radio Publique Africaine (RPA), a popular radio station that was shut down for good by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s government in April 2015.Created in the wake of an abortive coup against the Nkurunziza regime in May 2015, SOS Media Burundi consists of a network of journalists who are still in the country. As Warren’s article said, it operates clandestinely to avoid exposing its reporters to danger.Warren subsequently acknowledged that she had confused SOS Media Burundi with Humura and her article was amended on 4 March so as to state that her three interviewees worked for Humura. But it was still inaccurate, because it continued to describe Humura as a secret network operating inside Burundi (a description applicable to SOS Media Burundi) rather than as an exile radio.SOS Media Burundi issued a statement the next day taking issue with the Guardian article and denying that any of its journalists were based in Rwanda. The matter would have ended there if the Burundian government had not decided to exploit it in support of its control and manipulation of news and information, which have assumed an important role since 2015.Twitter stormThe Guardian’s story circulated widely on social networks and endangered SOS Media Burundi’s journalists, who now find themselves being assailed from all quarters. Journalists in Burundi felt threatened because it linked them with Rwanda – a dangerous association given the current tension between the two countries.But the Guardian’s erroneous article and SOS Media Burundi’s denial have above all served as grist for the mill of the government’s propagandists. The president’s media adviser, Willy Nyamitwe, has turned Warren’s mistake into “lies” that support the government’s claims about international media bias and an “international conspiracy” against Burundi. Twitter trolls have meanwhile used SOS Media Burundi’s statement criticizing the Guardian article as grounds for claiming that SOS Media Burundi’s journalists and coordinator, Eloge Willy Kaneza, support the government’s denunciation of the international media. This is very damaging for these journalists, who constantly strive to report the truth about what is happening on the ground in Burundi. In Burundi, any report or statement is nowadays interpreted as being for or against the regime. This has been the case since 2015 and the ensuing flight of around 360,000 of the country’s inhabitants (a UNHCR figure that is disputed by the government). The space for critical, measured and objective opinion is shrinking by the day. The regime’s aim is to impose its version of events as the only one.Facade of pluralismThe offensive began in April 2015 with the closure of RPA, one of the regime’s leading critics. It peaked the following month with the closure of all the other independent radio stations, the flight of many journalists and repeated, serious harassment and violence against the journalists who stayed. And it continued until journalist Jean Bigirimana’s still unsolved disappearance in July 2016.The government finally realized that its persecution of journalists and media outlets was affecting how it is seen by the international community, whose funding it needs. So it tried to persuade some of the closed radio stations, above all Isanganiro and Radio Bonesha, to reopen. This worked in the case of Isanganiro, which resumed broadcasting in March 2016 after signing an undertaking that imposes considerable restrictions on its editorial freedom. Government officials often call Isanganiro’s director to discourage coverage of certain stories. The instructions issued to the station’s journalists limit the freedom with which they cover stories and many of them censor themselves as a protective measure.The government has also created new media outlets such as Buja FM and a newspaper called Ikihiro (Kirundi for “How it is”). But they do not cover violence and human rights abuses. This is left to the exile media (described as “enemies of the nation” by the government) and to the two independent media outlets still operating inside the country, Iwacu and SOS Media Burundi. But, to protect themselves, Iwacu and SOS Media Burundi just report the hard facts and refrain from any comment or analysis that could lead to reprisals. Political discussion and analysis can only be found on social networks. As a result, coverage of events in Burundi is usually incomplete and manipulated, with biased terminology and virulent comments only too often replacing objective reporting that serves the general interest.Burundi is ranked 156th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. News Follow the news on Burundi Screenshot of the Twitter account of the communication advisor of the presidency center_img News An online controversy erupted after The Guardian published a story on 1 March by Rossalyn Warren about “fake news” in Burundi. Its aim was to describe the activities of exile journalists and the government’s control of the news. But, because of reporting errors, it ended up being used for the government’s manipulation of information against its opponents. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention Organisation Help by sharing this information Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists June 5, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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SIGN4L apresenta novos recursos para guerra eletrônica na IDEX 2021

By on June 2, 2021

first_img Previous articleAnalysis: Djokovic right to focus on Federer, Nadal, SlamsNext articleSloppy United beats Newcastle 3-1, stays in 2nd place in EPL Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Twitter SIGN4L launches VProtect an advanced high-power jammer system installed on a standard SUV Facebook WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness TAGS  center_img Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 21, 2021 SIGN4L apresenta novos recursos para guerra eletrônica na IDEX 2021 Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

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Children in Derry experience some of the highest rates of child poverty in UK

By on May 27, 2021

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleSecond man arrested after taxi hijackNext articleFather of girl with brittle bone disease says family may be forced to move to UK News Highland Facebook By News Highland – January 10, 2012 WhatsApp Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Children in the North experience some of the highest rates of child poverty in Britain according to a new study.46 per cent of children West Belfast live in poverty – putting it 4th in a league table of the worst areas in Britain.Derry has also performed badly – with 36 per cent of children in its local authority area defined as poor.The study shows that one in five children in the UK lives in poverty.Alison Garnham is chief executive of the Child Poverty action Group – she explains why the North fared so badly:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/09garn1.mp3[/podcast] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Google+ Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Pinterest Children in Derry experience some of the highest rates of child poverty in UK News Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Celebrity Chef fears for future of Killybegs College

By on May 25, 2021

first_img Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – September 5, 2018 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Celebrity Chef fears for future of Killybegs College A crisis is said to be looming at Killybegs Catering College after it emerged that there were only eight enrolments for the current academic year.Latest figures show that Ireland will need 9,500 chefs nationwide next year to fill all the vacancies within the hospitality sector.Celebrity Chef Gary O’Hanlon says the catering college in Killybegs is one of the best in the country but the low level of enrollments is a cause for concern.He believes inadequate infrastructure to and from Donegal is making it less appealing to students:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/garyfgfgfgfohanlon.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleThird person killed on A5 in 24 hoursNext article21 people awaiting admission to LUH News Highland Google+ Facebook Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

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Readers respond to coaching

By on May 12, 2021

first_imgReaders respond to coachingOn 9 Feb 2006 in Personnel Today Here readers have their say about articles published in Training & Coaching Today. This month, two readers respond to training adviser Gary Platt’s view – published in our January issue – that coaching is a “here today and gone tomorrow” phenomenon. To go to the original article, click here.This was a brilliant article, obviously written by a hands-on trainer. I suspect that Mr Platt doesn’t waste too much time on listening to consultants who have ‘new-wave ideas’. It was a breath of fresh air and an article that new trainers ought to take note of. I can envisage all the corporate seagulls choking on their bread as they are dismissing the reality of the content.Peter Frankum,Training managerCoaching – here today and something else tomorrow! I don’t think so.Initially born out of constructionist learning theory (Dewey, circa 1890), the first peer-reviewed mention of coaching was made by Gorby in 1937.He described older employees coaching new employees on waste management. Executive and business coaching emerged from leadership programmes in the 1980s. Place this in the context of the emergence of HR as a power player in the corporate world, talent shortages and a heightened awareness of the value of Daniel Goleman’s emotional intelligence, whose research indicates coaching is one of the top two quoted competencies for getting results. We can say that the 1990s saw the emergence of coaching as a profession, within an identifiable industry.Today? Well a search on Google under the specific heading of ‘executive coaching’, generates 11,600,000 results.So, why is coaching here to stay? Simply because when it works, it’s fabulous to see the poor performer generate hitherto unattainable returns.The executive who reframes his behaviour and dynamically affects the culture and working conditions company-wide, the ‘aha!’ moments, the impact of a simple conversation on an individual about to exit a business who then perceives a new way… I could go on.Will coaching stay? Without a doubt, changing and growing, adapting to new needs and lessons learned; business will learn to choose coaches wisely and integrate a coaching culture more subtlety.Coaching is here, it just might not look the same tomorrow.Guy BloomGroup talent manager Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

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HMAS Creswell Ship’s Company Welcomes Return of Canteen Services to Establishment

By on May 4, 2021

first_img HMAS Creswell Ship’s Company Welcomes Return of Canteen Services to Establishment View post tag: Canteen Industry news View post tag: welcomes View post tag: News by topic View post tag: services HMAS Creswell ship’s company have welcomed the return of canteen services to the establishment after a two year absence, as refurbishments to the ninety-nine year old canteen building were completed recently.Commanding Officer of HMAS Creswell, CAPT Brett Chandler welcomed BRAVO Coffee to the base (in concert with the RANCCF), as they commenced trading in January to a warm reception from staff, visitors and trainees alike.“The reinvigoration of the Canteen precinct is vital in ensuring that all of the Creswell community can enjoy themselves in a relaxed café-style atmosphere”, he said.“BRAVO joins Australia Post and Australian Defence Credit Union as like-minded businesses that all seek to serve our sailors and officers during their time here”.Many senior officers have fond memories of purchasing milkshakes at the Canteen as young officers under training, and the tradition can continue for New Entry Officers’ Course 48 which commenced in February.Head of the Creswell Welfare Committee, Executive Officer, CMDR Tish van Stralen, plans to add wireless internet to the building to allow visitors to benefit from the atmosphere even further.“This will be not only a place to get good coffee, but a hub for all to congregate in and enjoy,” she said.The Canteen was originally built as a Recreation Hall and Canteen in 1914 and is the sole-surviving building of the original seamen’s precinct. It is distinct in its architectural design and heritage, with the interior of the building having a roof some 18 feet high, accentuated by heavy hammer-beam trusses.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 25, 2013; Image: February 25, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Creswell Ship’s Company Welcomes Return of Canteen Services to Establishment View post tag: Defense View post tag: Returncenter_img View post tag: HMAS View post tag: Naval View post tag: ships View post tag: company View post tag: Creswell View post tag: establishment View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defence Share this articlelast_img read more

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Jabs School of Business – Management – Adjunct Position

By on May 3, 2021

first_img* Do you attend church regularly?YesNo * Are you a Christian?YesNo The successful candidate will have a minimum regionally accreditedMaster’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Management with at least fiveyears of experience in some respective managerial role. Qualifiedapplicants will become part of an adjunct pool and contacted when aneed emerges. The Robert K. Jabs School of Business at California BaptistUniversity invites applications for an adjunct faculty position inmanagement. Teaching Responsibilities Quick Link to Postinghttps://jobs.calbaptist.edu/postings/5151 Qualifications The appointment includes teaching undergraduate/graduate courses inmanagement, international management, and other related managementcourses, as they relate to law, ethics and organizationalbehavior. State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law.center_img Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Position Summary Nondiscrimination Statement Position TitleJabs School of Business – Management – Adjunct Position Posting Details If no, please explain (required):(Open Ended Question)* Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar) Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsChristian Experience EssayResumeCurriculum VitaeUnofficial TranscriptUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Optional DocumentsCover LetterLetter of Reference 1Letter of Reference 2Letter of Reference 3last_img read more

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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (CHofSA Pediatrics – Infectious Diseases)

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first_imgSummaryThe Department of Pediatrics seeks an additional outstandingpediatric infectious diseases physician at The Children’s Hospitalof San Antonio. The ideal candidate will be a reliable,hard-working, team player who will participate in educational &research programs and help represent the Section in the communityand nationally. Candidates with interest in antimicrobialstewardship and clinical research are encouraged to apply.The Section consists of two board-certified pediatric infectiousdiseases physicians. Primary responsibilities include inpatientcoverage with call, outpatient clinics, trainee education, andclinical research. The Voelcker Clinical Research Center providessupport for faculty involved with research.Through partnership with CHRISTUS Health System and Baylor Collegeof Medicine, The Children’s Hospital is the first and onlyfreestanding, academic, not-for-profit children’s hospital in SanAntonio and serves as a focal point for pediatric servicesthroughout the community.As the nation’s seventh-largest city, San Antonio is known for itshistory and blend of cultures. Located in south central Texas, SanAntonio has 300+ days of sunny weather, mild winters, and anaffordable cost of living. The city has much to offer with diverseemployment opportunities for spouses, excellent public and privateschools, the San Antonio Riverwalk, Alamo, professional basketballteam, dynamic cuisine, two major amusement parks, and an extensiveurban park system.Qualified applicants must have an M.D., D.O. or M.D./Ph.D. degree,be BE/BC in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases and haveor will obtain a Texas medical license. The rank and appointmentwill be determined by the candidate’s credentials andexperience.Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.5392CA; CHlast_img read more

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Operating profit turnaround for Uniq

By on April 21, 2021

first_imgChilled prepared food group Uniq has announced continued strong growth in its food-to-go operation, with overall group revenue up 6.8% for the year ended 31 December 2010.Increased sandwich business with Marks & Spencer – its share rose to more than 65% – helped the division to a 51% profit increase to £11m, with sales up 13% to £157m.Overall the firm posted operating profit before significant items of £4.1m, compared to a loss of £1.9m in 2009. Sales were up nearly 7% to £312m. Chief executive Geoff Eaton said the firm serves both large and growing markets. By investment in understanding more about its consumers and innovating to create a regular pipeline of new products, it can benefit from this growth.The firm was recently restructured to negate the effects of its significant pension deficit. In February this year an agreement was reached with the trustee of the Uniq Pension Scheme, which released Uniq from its obligations to the defined benefit section of the Pension Scheme in exchange for a 90.2% equity stake in the company, with current shareholders retaining a 9.8% stake in the company.Eaton said the restructure coupled with the positive outcome of its Desserts business review, means the firm is now well-placed to develop to its full potential.last_img read more

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Janis, Scottsboro and The Normal Heart Take Home L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards

By on January 18, 2021

first_img The Fountain Theatre’s The Normal Heart took home the McCulloh Award for Revival. Tim Cummings was also among the winners for his performance as Ned Weeks. The film adaptation of the play, directed by Ryan Murphy, will air on HBO this spring with a cast of stage and screen favorites. Some Broadway favorites are among the winners of the 2013 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards, honoring excellence in theater in L.A. and Orange County. The ceremony, hosted by Nicole Parker, took place on March 17 at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. One Night with Janis Joplin, which will soon reopen off-Broadway, took home awards for music director Ross Seligman, featured actress Sabrina Elayne Carten and Janis herself, Mary Bridget Davies. The tribute to the rock legend played the Pasadena Playhouse last spring prior to moving to Broadway.  For a complete list of winners and honorees, click here.center_img The Scottsboro Boys, which opened last May at the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown L.A., received an award for Production, while legendary creators John Kander and the late Fred Ebb won for the score of Tony Award-nominated musical.  View Commentslast_img read more

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