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Tagged with: corporate media Melanie May | 7 July 2017 | News 640 total views, 6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 News Corp donates £100,000 to UK charities Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 639 total views, 5 views today Refuge, Mary’s Meals, Buttle UK and Whizz-Kidz are each receiving an equal share of £100,000 from News Corp.This is the third year in a row that News Corp has donated the sum to UK charities, with each of the four receiving £25,000. The donation is part of its annual News Corp Giving fund, which is designed to benefit charities in the communities where employees at News Corp’s UK-based companies live and work. Employees at Dow Jones, HarperCollins UK and News UK selected the four beneficiaries from a shortlist of seven charitable organisations.Receiving the highest number of votes, Refuge will use its £25,000 to cover the costs of a child support worker over the next year, helping around 75 children and their mothers to rebuild their lives. Mary’s Meals will put News Corp’s donation towards giving 1,600 chronically hungry children at Chembera Primary School in Malawi a meal every day for the next year.Supporting Buttle UK’s “Chances for Children Campaign,” News Corp’s donation will help 40 vulnerable children from across the UK, while Whizz-Kidz will use the funding to create 100 opportunities on its Wheelchair Skills Training sessions.More than 1,000 employees from across the three companies, including those at News Corp UK’s London Bridge headquarters, Unruly, Wireless, News UK’s print site in Broxbourne and HarperCollins’ Glasgow distribution centre, voted for the charities they thought deserving of the funding.Now in its third year, the initiative also offers opportunities for employees of Dow Jones, HarperCollins UK and News UK to get involved in volunteering, fundraising and long-term support.Rebekah Brooks, News UK CEO, said:“Each year News Corp has donated money to charities nominated by our staff, offering them the opportunity to support causes they feel strongly about. Our staff will follow the progress of these worthy projects and I hope this funding will make a real impact on the charities.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
News Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments News New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth RSF_en March 17, 2021 Find out more January 29, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Malaysia November 7, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Leading blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin finally released He was transferred from a Kuala Lumpur police station to Kamunting detention centre in the north of the country on 22 September on an order issued by interior minister Syed Hamid Albar under article 8 (1) of the ISA.This article says: “If the minister is satisfied that the detention of any person is necessary with a view to preventing him from acting in any manner prejudicial to the security of Malaysia or any part thereof or to the maintenance of essential services therein or the economic life thereof, he may make an order directing that person be detained for any period not exceeding two years.” The detention order can be renewed indefinitely.The 58-year-old journalist was constantly harassed while held in the Kuala Lumpur police station. He was put in a cell with no window and with just a plank of wood for a bed, and was subjected to lengthy interrogation sessions designed to demonstrate that he was a bad Muslim. The police also deprived him of sleep.He still faces charges of sedition and libel over Malaysia Today posts. On 10 November, he is due to appear in PJ sessions courts in Shah Alam on a charge under section 4(1) of the 1948 Sedition Act for suggesting that ruling party leaders were involved in the 2006 murder of a young Mongolian woman. He could get a three-year prison sentence if convicted on this charge, to which he pleaded not guilty in an initial hearing. Organisation February 22, 2021 Find out more MalaysiaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts News to go further Reporters Without Borders hails today’s release of online journalist Raja Petra Kamaruddin, founder and editor of the Malaysia Today (http://mt.m2day.org/2008/) website. Also known as “RPK,” he had been detained since 12 September under section 8 of the Internal Security Act (ISA), which permits detention without trial for two years.“We are pleased to learn that the judge who ordered his immediate release said the government had failed to give sufficient grounds for holding him,” Reporters Without Borders said. “A Malaysian court has not taken such a decision on the ISA since 1987.” The press freedom organisation added: “This is an important day for free expression in Malaysia and for RPK, who will able to rejoin his family even if the authorities are clearly still keeping him under surveillance. The ISA is now undoubtedly a major obstacle to free expression for journalists, bloggers and activists in Malaysia.”As Raja Petra was led into the courtroom today in Shah Alam, near Kuala Lumpur, his wife, Marina Lee, told the Reporters Without Borders correspondent: “I cannot find the words to express my joy. I am eternally grateful to Reporters Without Borders for its support. We are going to continue fighting for the ISA’s repeal, so that this law can no longer be used against my husband or anyone else.”RPK was brought to the court at around 3 p.m. today to be formally released by the judge. His lawyers told Reporters Without Borders: “This is an historic decision in Malaysia’s history, a sign of the change to come.” His lawyers had petitioned for a writ of habeas corpus on 22 October on the grounds that his arrest was unconstitutional. MalaysiaAsia – Pacific He was arrested on 12 September in Kuala Lumpur under article 73 (1) of the ISA for allegedly “spreading confusion” and “insulting the purity of Islam”. Article 73 specifies that there must be “objective” grounds for such an arrest and RPK’s lawyers argued that posting articles online were not sufficient grounds for claiming he represented a concrete threat to internal security.. RPK has been released on the ground of procedural non compliance. Help by sharing this information Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again As Raja Petra was led into the courtroom today in Shah Alam, near Kuala Lumpur, his wife, Marina Lee, told the Reporters Without Borders correspondent: “I cannot find the words to express my joy. I am eternally grateful to Reporters Without Borders for its support. We are going to continue fighting for the ISA’s repeal, so that this law can no longer be used against my husband or anyone else.” News
August 6, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom July 23, 2019 Find out more News Help by sharing this information The Gambian media have flourished in the past year of unprecedented openness under President Adama Barrow but the previous regime’s repressive media laws are still in effect and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the authorities to carry out the necessary reforms quickly in order to establish an environment favourable to media freedom. In an independence day address on 18 February (the eve of the anniversary of his inauguration), President Barrow said his government was drafting an “information bill” and that a committee on media law reform had been set up to review the existing legislation and to help draft a new media law and a constitutional amendment that would enshrine freedom of expression in the constitution.The president’s remarks have confirmed information minister Demba Ali Jawo’s earlier promise to overhaul the draconian laws imposed during more than two decades of dictatorship and terror under President Yahya Jammeh, who was finally removed in January 2017. And they confirm that a new era for the media is truly under way in Gambia.In the past year, around 30 journalists have returned from exile, no journalist has been arrested, the first privately-owned TV channel, QTV, has been launched and the national radio and TV broadcaster GRTS has ceded its monopoly of the airwaves to the 16 commercial and community radio stations that are now broadcasting news and political discussion programmes in local languages.“We welcome the Gambian government’s determination to work to ensure media freedom and pluralism but there is an urgent need to accelerate the reform process,” RSF said. “The media were gagged for too long by the press freedom predator Yahya Jammeh. The repressive media laws must be overhauled as quickly as possible to give journalists legal security and allow them to report the news freely without fear of reprisals.”Saikou Jammeh, the secretary general of the Gambia Press Union, is among those who have been pressing the government for new media laws that are in line with international standards.The Court of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) called on Gambia to repeal its media laws on sedition, false news and criminal defamation in a ruling issued on 14 February in response to a case brought by four Gambian journalists who had to flee the country because of these laws. Gambia’s National Intelligence Agency tortured two of them before they left.Around 110 journalists fled into exile during the 23 years of terror under President Yahya Jammeh, which included draconian censorship, the arbitrary arrest and detention of journalists, and newspaper editor Dayda Hydara’s unpunished murder. Gambia is ranked 143rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. News February 20, 2018 – Updated on February 28, 2018 RSF urges Gambian government to press ahead with media reform Follow the news on Gambia News GambiaAfrica Protecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expression News to go further GambiaAfrica Protecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expression January 27, 2020 Find out more Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia RSF_en Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder Organisation Credits : Nicolas Leblanc / item
Museums and Libraries Local Businessmen Share Their Love of Reading From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, March 29, 2013 | 12:03 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Richard and Jeff Ward of E Waldo Ward & Son can be seen sharing their favorite books on posters around Sierra Madre. The posters, part of the Sierra Madre Public Libraryâ€™s Read campaign, convey the simple but important message: READ.Richard & Jeff Ward continue to carry on the family tradition started by Edwin Waldo Ward, Sr. who moved to Sierra Madre in 1891 from New Jersey for a better life. His passion was to make the finest marmalade around and he started his company in 1917. Four generations later, the family continues to make the original products along with 100 more unique flavors made with cane sugar and local ingredients when available. Located behind the original 1902 home on Highland Ave, the company operates out of the original buildings using equipment purchased many years ago. The family welcomes visitors 6 days a week and offers tours on Saturdays.Richard Ward was born in 1934 here in Sierra Madre. He went to U.C. Davis and majored in Agriculture and Economics. He joined his father, Edwin Waldo Ward, Jr. in the business in 1966. He was instrumental in creating a more diverse product line by introducing barbecue sauces and seafood cocktail sauces in the 1960s. Although Richard Ward is semi-retired, he is still active in the business.Jeff Ward was born in 1965 in San Leandro, California. He also attended U.C. Davis and majored in Food Science and Technology. He joined the family company in 1988. Jeff has helped with the introduction of more than 30 new items since he started. He has also helped with the company’s website and computer technology.Jeff Ward selected Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser as his reading choice, â€œI really liked this book because the author talks a little about the history of the American fast food industry, a lot of which took place locally. He also conveys the importance of getting back to the basics with our food. We must watch what we eat. There are so many foods that have hormones, antibiotics and pesticides and have shown to cause developmental and physical deformities. This book is very eye-opening.â€Southern California Story: Seeking the Better Life in Sierra Madre by Michele Zack was Richard Wardâ€™s choice. â€œI think this is a great book about Sierra Madreâ€™s history. Michele Zack did a wonderful job narrating the colorful history of our unique city along with Jeff Lapides. It shows the character and the rich history of our community along with detailed histories of individual founding families. My grandfather is also part of this book. I enjoyed reading it and have also given this book as a gift to my family.â€Bookmarks with the photos of the Wards are available at the Library. Both books featured on the bookmarks are available at the Sierra Madre Public Library.Sierra Madre Public Library,Â 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, (626) 355-7186 or visitÂ www.cityofsierramadre.com/departments/library. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News HerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Community News More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
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News Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – June 27, 2019 WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebook Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday June 27thNext articleDonegal construction companies qualify for prestigious CIRI construction competence mark News Highland Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Two men arrested in Derry under Terrorism Act Pinterest Two men have been arrested in Derry today under the Terrorism Act.A 37 year old and a 52 year old man are currently being questioned at Musgrave Serious Crime Suite as part of investigations into violent dissident republican activity.Detectives from PSNI’s Terrorism Investigation Unit conducted a search of a property in the Creggan area of the city and seized a number of items which have been taken away for further examination.Meanwhile, detectives are also conducting a search of another property in the Creggan area as part of the investigation. Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Twitter Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan