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The Glennon Residence / Reitsma and Associates

first_imgArchDaily Year:  Architects: Reitsma and Associates Area Area of this architecture project 2019 Trevor Reitsma + Isaac Stott CopyHouses•Noosa Heads, Australia Builder: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939082/the-glennon-residence-reitsma-and-associates Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Reitsma and Associates+ 31Curated by Paula Pintos Share The Glennon Residence / Reitsma and Associates Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description “COPY” Projectscenter_img Project gallerySee allShow lessFarm House / Shuonya Nava DesignsSelected ProjectsOrange House / Studio HabitectSelected Projects Share Lead Architects: Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Caesarstone, Dulux, Fisher & Paykel, Intergrain, James Hardie, Polytec, Ariston, BigRiver, Bradnams Windows and Doors, Caroma, Casa Lusso, Custom Metal Solutions, Hopea Iriana, Millinium Cenere, Mount Gambier, Newcastle, Resene Paints ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939082/the-glennon-residence-reitsma-and-associates Clipboard Houses NCM Australia The Glennon Residence / Reitsma and AssociatesSave this projectSaveThe Glennon Residence / Reitsma and Associates Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationGRAPHISOFTVirtual Building Software – Archicad 23Engineers:Empire EngineeringCity:Noosa HeadsCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Reitsma and AssociatesText description provided by the architects. Glennon residence is a contemporary floating timber box with a twist, located in Noosa Heads, Queensland. This project showcases the beauty of what a modest budget can achieve in home design for a father, young adult son, and teenage son that differs from your typical home. The plan was developed on the need for separate zones for the trio, as well as incorporate a space downstairs in which guests could stay and feel they had their own space to escape. The budget was tight, hence, as seen, a box on box approach was adopted.Save this picture!Courtesy of Reitsma and AssociatesAn efficient concept which translated to a simple but effective layout design that worked perfectly for the father and two sons. An efficient concept which translated to a simple but effective layout design that worked perfectly for the father and two sons. By protruding the upper level forward and darkening the lower level, the home draws your eyes towards the floating screen above.Save this picture!Courtesy of Reitsma and AssociatesSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!Courtesy of Reitsma and AssociatesThe visual impact to the street conveyed by the impressive screen produces a sense of mystery to what is beyond, additionally omitting a play on light and shadow onto the driveway and its surrounding landscape. The use of the operable screen as the street/ western façade completes important functions of depleting the western sun in the afternoon and opening to invite the bush and breezes in during the day. Natural vertical timber was used for the feature screen to mimic the vast collection of gum trees along the street. This was the highlighted material of the home with the dark rendered block and Hardie’s Scyon Axon used to visually defocus the home and intensify the hero timber screen. Situated on a steep sandy site, the home anchors itself into the hill with the lower level fully buried to the rear. This creates a natural transition from the upper floor to a level back yard while naturally cooling the lower level.Save this picture!Courtesy of Reitsma and Associates“An incredible experience working with Trevor, Isaac, and all the team at Reitsma and Associates From our first meeting we felt that our ideas were being listened to and respected. Collaboration is the keyword that underpinned the entire design phase. Each meeting we were incredibly impressed by the thought, uniqueness, and intricacy of the concepts and designs. The communication between the Reitsma team and our builder gave us the confidence to work outside the box. Colouring outside the lines and creating a bit of ‘drama’ became the new benchmark to work with. We believe the end result is nothing short of outstanding. Thank you to all the team at Reitsma and Associates” The Glennon family Area:  321 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeReitsma and AssociatesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNoosa HeadsOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on May 17, 2020Cite: “The Glennon Residence / Reitsma and Associates” 16 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Visionary leadership ‘essential’ in voluntary sector

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Visionary leadership ‘essential’ in voluntary sector New research for ACEVO underlines the need for chief executives to have vision and leadership skills.Preliminary research with 12 voluntary sector chief executives by people management consultants, Hay Group, and the Association of Chief Executives in Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) shows that leaders with a clear vision are, perhaps not surprisingly, the ones most likely to retain staff and achieve success. Tagged with: Management Research / statistics Howard Lake | 11 March 2003 | Newscenter_img Advertisement  25 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Oxfam appeals for more donated books

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Donated goods Oxfam Trading Howard Lake | 8 June 2012 | News Oxfam appeals for more donated books Oxfam has launched its largest appeal for donated books to counter the drop in volume its bookshops have experienced.The appeal was launched by comedians Stephen Fry and Ruby Wax at the Hay Festival. Oxfam is hoping to receive over half a million more books that it can then sell to raise funds.The appeal will run until 21 June and the public can donate their books to all Oxfam’s shops throughout the UK including its 148 specialist bookshops, where over 4,000 specialist volunteers sort them and price them.The appeal will be followed next month by Oxfam’s Bookfest (2-15 July 2012). Now in its fourth year, Bookfest celebrates the central role books play in people’s lives, and the impact that buying a book from Oxfam can have on the lives of people living in poverty around the world.Andrew Horton, Oxfam’s Director of Trading said: “Our shops are reporting that stock levels and book donations this year are down, and we need your help so we can continue to raise money selling books across the UK… If we reach our target of 500,000 additional books we could raise enough money to fund all of Oxfam’s work in Rwanda for a year.”Any books that can’t be sold are recycled or even made into cardboard boxes.Photo: books by ijsendoorn on sxc.hu About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

12 members of Commission on the Donor Experience announced

first_imgThe CommissionersSir Martyn Lewis, CBE (Chair)Giles Pegram, CBEDr Beth BreezeDaphne ClarkeGrant LeboffHarpreet KondelJeremy Hughes, CBELaila TakehLucy SiegleRachel HunnybunTim HunterVibeke Ulmann  58 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Howard Lake | 7 March 2016 | News “No one should ever feel pressurised into giving. Fundraisers need to do more to ensure that the needs of the donor are respected, considered and balanced appropriately with the needs of the beneficiary. Changing the fundraising approach requires a change to fundraising culture. This means focusing on longer-term goals as well as immediate financial outcomes.”Daphne Clarke, commissioner, writer, donor and champion of better fundraising, said:“There has to be a more directed approach if kindly people are not to be turned off giving altogether. Without the goodwill of the public, many, many needy causes will be unable to give invaluable help to desperate situations.”Stephen Dunmore, Chief Executive of the new Fundraising Regulator, said that he welcomed the launch of the Commission. Indeed, its creation was welcomed in the Etherington report on the future of fundraising self-regulation, published in October 2015. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Tagged with: Commission on the Donor Experiencecenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The members of the Commission on the Donor Experience were announced today at the formal launch of the initiative to improve fundraising in the UK.It was established following public and political concerns about some fundraising practices by some charities last year. It aims to build on and identify best practice in fundraising and share it amongst charities so that it becomes common practice.Chair of the Commission on the Donor Experience, Sir Martyn Lewis, said:“As a nation, we must take pride in the charitable instinct that gives so much back to all of us without exception. This is one of the most powerful expressions of a caring, supportive culture where people look out for one another. We are at risk of taking this for granted and forgetting the essential role we all play in making this our reality. We must protect, build on, and celebrate charity and charitable giving – and this is what the new Commission aims to do.”Four objectivesThe Commission, announced in October 2015, has been established to address a number of issues:• To improve how fundraising works so that it is good for everyone, by agreeing a set of best practices that charities should adhere to.• Help charities to change the way in which they raise money and instil responsibility and enthusiasm to work to improve the donor experience.• Continue to protect, build on and celebrate charity and charitable giving.• Rebuild the public reputation of charity fundraising.Giles Pegram CBE, commissioner and former deputy director of the NSPCC, said: Advertisement  57 total views,  1 views today 12 members of Commission on the Donor Experience announcedlast_img read more

Charity Commission issues advice on spotting genuine registered charities ahead of Ramadan

first_img Tagged with: Charity Commission Individual giving Ramadan  111 total views,  1 views today Charity Commission issues advice on spotting genuine registered charities ahead of Ramadan About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 The Charity Commission has issued its annual advice to help British Muslims continue giving to genuine registered charities this Ramadan.The Commission often issues advice on safer giving around religious festivals and in the wake of major public appeals such as those created in response to this week’s terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena. It has been advising on giving at Ramadan since 2011.The Commission has published several steps for people to take to check before they give, to ensure their zakat goes where it is intended this Ramadan, which gets underway today.£100m giving during RamadanThe Muslim Charities Forum estimates that Muslims across Britain donate around £100m during Ramadan. The top three causes that benefit from zakat are reported to be disaster relief, children and education.Monowara Gani, Director of Operations at the Muslim Charities Forum said: “We know that Muslims in Britain take their zakat duties very seriously and are enormously generous in their charitable giving, especially at Ramadan. Around £100m is donated each year during Ramadan across Britain. We at MCF see first-hand the difference that generosity makes. That’s why we are endorsing the Commission’s campaign and encouraging Muslims [in the UK] to check before they give to ensure you are giving to a genuine registered charity and that your zakat is going where it is intended.”How to give safelyThe Charity Commission advises: Advertisement Howard Lake | 26 May 2017 | News before giving, check for a charity registration number. You can verify this at gov.ukbe more cautious about people collecting for general charitable causes, such as ‘for sick children’ – make sure you’re giving to a genuine registered charity when approached by collectors, check whether they are wearing a proper ID badge and that any collection tin is sealed and undamagedif in doubt, ask the collector for more information – a genuine fundraiser should be happy to answer questions and explain more about the work of the charitynever feel under pressure by a fundraiser into making a donation immediatelybe careful when responding to emails or clicking links within them. Don’t “click-through” from suspicious-looking emails. If you want to donate online, type in the charity’s website address from your homepage.    112 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5last_img read more

Declaración en solidaridad con el pueblo ecuatoriano y brasileño

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this El Imperialismo estadounidense intenta socavar a cualquiera de los gobiernos de América Latina que de señas de independencia de los dictados de Washington. Especialmente en las últimas semanas, los gobiernos de Ecuador y Brasil han estado experimentando manifestaciones dominadas por elementos derechistas y promovidas por la prensa imperialista. La declaración siguiente fue escrita por intelectuales izquierdistas de la región que se oponen a la intervención estadounidense.Nosotros y nosotras, representantes de los movimientos sociales de Panamà, como expresión diversa del pueblo panameño, expresamos en primer lugar, nuestro firme respaldo a la declaración del Consejo Político de la ALBA-TCP, desarrollada en una reunión extraordinaria realizada en Caracas a los 11 días del mes de agosto.Así mismo, denunciamos los planes del imperialismo, quien mediante el uso de estrategias de desestabilización acosa y conspira para perturbar a los Gobiernos progresistas de la Región, legítimamente electos por sus pueblos.No es coincidencia que simultáneamente se desarrollen manifestaciones con similares características en países que ha decidió transitar por los caminos de la emancipación. Dichas manifestaciones son alentadas y apoyadas por sectores externos y medios de comunicación que sirven a los intereses de las oligarquías.Tales son los casos particulares de los ataques incesantes contra la republica Argentina, la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, la República del Ecuador, el Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia y más recientemente contra la República Federativa del Brasil y la República del Ecuador, cuyo guión de desestabilización se repite de forma similar, a través del financiamiento, el adiestramiento, la manipulación y demás estrategias de GUERRA NO CONVENCIONAL*, que ya se han llevado a cabo en países como Libia, Irak, Siria, Ucrania y otros, para socavar la soberanía y hacerse de los recursos naturales que le pertenecen al pueblo.*Según la Circular de Entrenamiento 18-01, uno de los principales documentos doctrinales norteamericanos sobre la Guerra no Convencional de las Fuerzas de Operaciones Especiales del Ejército de Estados Unidos, Guerra No Convencional es la injerencia en un país con intencionalidad política de dominación sin usar la tecnología bélica. Una penetración física política, económica, cultural de un país poderoso en otro en desigual condiciones con la finalidad de someterlo y expropiarlo de bienes hídricos, minerales y / o energéticos. Erigida no solo como forma principal de agresión, sino como herramienta estratégica de la política exterior norteamericana.Estados Unidos despliega todo su poderío más allá de sus fronteras, con una estrategia que no es nueva, pero que tiene como novedad el nivel de prioridad que le están asignando. Socavar y degradar la moral, la fuerza política, psicológica, militar y económica, así como provocar eventos catalizadores que creen condiciones para una intervención extranjera, son actos de la Guerra No Convencional[El rol mediático dentro de estas es crucial, en el caso panameño contamos con una prensa que tergiversa los datos, desinforma y deforma las noticias a gusto de los grupos de poder del país.En este sentido, ratificamos nuestro compromiso con el respeto a la soberanía de los Estados y la no intervención en los asuntos internos de nuestros pueblos. Al mismo tiempo manifestamos nuestro repudio al intento de socavar la institucionalidad democrática de Ecuador y Brasil, por parte de sectores de la derecha instrumentalizada por el imperialismo estadounidense y grupos de poder mediático y económico a nivel internacional. Apoyamos que el pueblo y el gobierno liderado por el presidente, Rafael Correa en Ecuador y la mandataria Dilma Rousseff en Brasil, resuelvan sus problemas preservando la paz, la democracia y el bienestar de sus pueblos. Rechazamos la ejecución de “golpes blandos”,  por medio de operaciones de Guerra Psicológica a través de los medios de comunicación, atentando contra gobiernos legítimamente constituidos.Así mismo, los abajo firmantes reafirmamos la necesidad de fortalecer la unidad continental de nuestros pueblos y la integración regional, para hacer frente a estas amenazas, en defensa de los Derechos Humanos, nuestra soberanía y el libre desarrollo de nuestros pueblos.Nosotros los abajo firmantes:Red de Intelectuales, Artistas y Movimientos Sociales en Defensa de la Humanidad, capítulo PanamáCoordinadoras:Ana María Pinilla V; Gilma Camargo; Asociación de Familiares y Amigos de los Caídos del 20 de diciembre de 1989 — Trinidad Ayola; Frente Amplio por la Democracia-FAD; Partido del Pueblo — Moisés Carrasquilla; Polo Ciudadano — Olmedo Beluche; Movimiento Independiente de Refundación Nacional (MIREN)Jueves, 20 de agosto de 2015last_img read more

Solidaridad con la lucha haitiana en toda América del Norte

first_imgEl mes de marzo fue testigo de una serie de manifestaciones en toda América del Norte en solidaridad con las luchas del pueblo trabajador de Haití por la justicia, la democracia y el fin de la injerencia de Estados Unidos en sus asuntos internos.A las Naciones Unidos en NYC, 29 de marzo.Los miembros de la diáspora haitiana, junto con sus aliados internacionales, celebraron concentraciones en ciudades como Nueva York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, San Juan de Puerto Rico, Montreal y Ottawa (Canadá), en solidaridad con el levantamiento en curso en Haití.La Alianza Negra por la Paz (BAP, siglas en ingles,) celebró protestas en todo Estados Unidos los días 28 y 29 de marzo en coordinación con las enormes protestas que tuvieron lugar en Puerto Príncipe y en todo Haití en esos días. (Véase el vídeo de Twitter vinculado a @Blacks4Peace).La manifestación de Washington, D.C., fue en frent al Departamento de Estado, que fue llamado por BAP como “instrumental en la difusión de información errónea y la manipulación de las elecciones de Haití con el fin de mantener los regímenes de derecha en el cargo en Haití”.La concentración de Chicago se celebró frente al Consulado de Haití. En una declaración de apoyo, el BAP subrayó que actuaba en solidaridad con las masas haitianas. Haití es “la primera república negra que ha luchado durante décadas contra el dominio supremacista blanco de Estados Unidos”.En la ciudad de Nueva York, Komokoda (Comité para la Movilización contra la Dictadura en Haití) se unió al BAP para celebrar una militante y animada manifestación en la ONU, justo enfrente de la Misión de Estados Unidos. Los oradores, tanto en criollo como en inglés, denunciaron que Jovenel Moïse es un presidente impuesto por Estados Unidos que está maniobrando para convertirse en un dictador. Un orador condenó a Estados Unidos, la ONU, la Organización de Estados Americanos, la Unión Europea y el Grupo Central por interferir en los asuntos internos de Haití. El Grupo Central está compuesto por los embajadores de Francia, Alemania, España, Brasil, Canadá, Estados Unidos, la Unión Europea y representantes especiales de la OEA y la ONU.Algunos oradores en la manifestación de Nueva York llamaron a una revolución; otros condenaron los ataques a las mujeres y los abusos de Estados Unidos contra los refugiados.En Puerto Rico, Comuna Caribe y otros grupos progresistas puertorriqueños se manifestaron frente al Edificio Federal de Estados Unidos en San Juan en solidaridad con el pueblo haitiano y para exigir que “la ONU y la OEA saquen sus manos de Haití”. (Twitter @AgencyINS)Unos días antes, una coalición de grupos progresistas de San Francisco se unió al Comité de Acción por Haití para celebrar un Día de Solidaridad con Haití el 18 de marzo. (tinyurl.com/vnm9vd6c)Solidarité Québec-Haïti celebró el Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la Discriminación Racial el 20 de marzo organizando una manifestación ante la oficina del Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores para denunciar el apoyo de Canadá a la dictadura de Jovenel Moïse.(tinyurl.com/kcnwwxza) WW PHOTO: G. DunkelFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Local FFA Chapters, Local Ag Organizations to Benefit From Culver’s Scoops…

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – May 5, 2021 Local FFA Chapters, Local Ag Organizations to Benefit From Culver’s Scoops of Thanks Day, May 6 Home Indiana Agriculture News Local FFA Chapters, Local Ag Organizations to Benefit From Culver’s Scoops of… On May 6, guests can stop by their local Culver’s and receive a scoop of Fresh Frozen Custard in exchange for a $1 donation during the restaurant’s 7th annual Scoops of Thanks Day. Proceeds will go directly to local chapters of the National FFA Organization or other agricultural education organizations.This year, guests will be able to get $1 scoops of Vanilla or Chocolate Fresh Frozen Custard or the Mooey Gooey Twist Flavor of the Day. Mooey Gooey Twist is made with farm fresh dairy, ribbons of old fashioned salted caramel and chopped chocolate. The flavor’s name nods to the American dairy farmers — and their cows — who work hard to feed us.Culver’s held the first Scoops of Thanks Day seven years ago as part of its Thank You Farmers® Project, which has raised over $3 million to support agricultural education. As the world population continues to increase and farmers are expected to grow 70% more food in 2050 than they do now, smart farming is more important than ever.“Supporting organizations like FFA during the pandemic has been a priority for us, because fundraising has been more difficult for students in the last year,” said Alison Wedig, Culver’s marketing specialist and former Wisconsin FFA president. “Our guests will help ensure a sustainable food supply today and in the future with their donations.”To find the restaurant nearest you to visit on Scoops of Thanks Day, visit Culver’s locations page.Source: Culver’s news release SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana State Fair 2021 Return AnnouncedNext articleTips for Early Season Weed Control Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Video proving French TV hostages “still alive” is not enough

first_img Follow the news on Afghanistan With just days to go to the first anniversary of the abduction of French TV journalists Hervé Ghesquière and Stéphane Taponier and three Afghan assistants in northeastern Afghanistan, the French foreign ministry announced yesterday that it has received and authenticated a video from their captors showing that they are still alive.“This is of course good news for the families, who have been reassured by being able to see that their loved-ones are still alive and apparently in good health, albeit thinner and visibly strained by the past 12 months of captivity,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But the fact that this proof has been sent suggests that the release of the five hostages is not yet imminent.”The press freedom organization added: “This act of blackmail by the kidnappers on the eve of the end of year festivities in unbearable. These journalists must be released as a matter of urgency in order to be reunited with their families. We do not question the efforts deployed by the French authorities, but the slowness of the negotiations is extremely worrying.”Ghesquière and Taponier, who work for France 3 television, and their three Afghan assistants have been held by a Taliban group in the northeastern province of Kapisa since 29 December 2009. This is one the longest periods that any French journalists have been held hostage in the past 20 years.With the support of newspaper publishers, a campaign ad calling for the two journalists’ release will be published in French national and regional daily newspapers on 29 December, the first anniversary of their abduction.A demonstration in support of the two journalists will be organized by Reporters Without Borders and their support committee outside the Paris city hall at 11 am the same day, with their relatives and with prominent political and media figures attending. It will be followed by a wake at the skating rink in front of the city hall at 5 pm. It is essential to rally the media and public opinion on their 365th day in captivity in order to deliver a reminder about the urgency of the need to obtain their release. RSF_en Organisation Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts News May 3, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan AfghanistanAsia – Pacific AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says December 21, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Video proving French TV hostages “still alive” is not enough News March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

A new agency to censor YouTube, other video sites?

first_img to go further Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa December 16, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A new agency to censor YouTube, other video sites? The Al-Hayat report said that Saudis who want to share videos online would have to obtain a permit from this new agency, which would be overseen by Najem’s commission. Only YouTube use compatible with Saudi “culture, values and tradition” would be permitted, the article said.Najem has since expressed strong criticism of the Al-Hayat story, which was published on 2 December, but has stopped short of denying what it reported.“Although already monitored and censored, the Internet has been one of the few spaces where Saudis could express views and share content but this announcement, if confirmed, would yet again show that the Saudi authorities are bent on eliminating all space for freedom and gagging civil society,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We urge the authorities to abandon this repressive measure and all of their other policies of systematic website content censorship, and instead to respect freedom of expression and information.”The plan for the new agency reported by Al-Hayat has attracted a great deal of criticism from Saudi citizens on social networks. RSF_en News As the traditional Saudi media are subservient to the authorities, the Internet, and YouTube in particular, has become the preferred space for Saudis to debate the problems that plague their society. According to Reuters, Saudi Arabia has more YouTube users per capita than any other country in the world. News Follow the news on Saudi Arabia News April 28, 2021 Find out more According to a report in the Saudi newspaper Al-Hayat, the head of the Commission for Audiovisual Media, Dr. Riadh Najem, announced at a meeting with businessmen and journalists on 1 December that he plans to create a new agency to monitor and censor video content on YouTube and other sites. Newscenter_img Receive email alerts Organisation In a letter to Al-Hayat that the newspaper published on 4 December, Najem said the report contain many inaccuracies but he did not deny that his commission intended to create a “tool for protecting young Saudis and making them aware of what is acceptable for Saudi society and culture.” Help by sharing this information RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance June 8, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say In 2011, the authorities adopted a number of measures designed to deter the Saudi public from obtaining information about the popular uprisings in other Arab countries and participating in the surge in online activity throughout the Arab world.These measures have been enforced with determination ever since in order to restrict the flow of news and information and throttle any political or social demands.Saudi Arabia is on the Reporters Without Borders list of countries that are “Enemies of the Internet.” Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa March 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more