Human Rights Council should approve cyber-surveillance report

first_img Reporters Without Borders welcomes a report to the UN Human Rights Council on state internet surveillance, which makes clear the grave effects of government internet monitoring on human rights, especially freedom of information. Organisation Related documents Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La RuePDF – 537.76 KB June 1, 2013 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Human Rights Council should approve cyber-surveillance report The report was issued by Frank LaRue, UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. A Council vote on the report is scheduled on 3 June. Reporters Without Borders asks that the Council’s member states approve the report. The document marks the international community’s first effort to address the issue of internet surveillance. A vote of approval would lay the groundwork for international and regional limitations on government internet monitoring.The issue has been a major concern of RWB for nearly 10 years (read RSF submission for United Forum on business and Human Rights). The press freedom organization has repeatedly opposed state and private sector actions designed to monitor specific groups and individuals. A special report on surveillance of 12 March (the World Day Against Cyber-Censorship) explores the issue in depth.The special rapporteur’s report makes clear that security excesses linked to this form of surveillance are widespread. The use of technology that enables spying on citizens is not limited to authoritarian states, LaRue notes. He cites laws on terrorism, national security and organized crime that are on the books in many democratic countries – laws that authorize cyber-surveillance. These may be used to “target vulnerable groups,” including journalists, the report says. (Paragraph 52: “Journalists are also particularly vulnerable to becoming targets of communications surveillance because of their reliance on online communication”).In addition, the special rapporteur notes that journalists are especially exposed to the negative effects of surveillance, which may involve “violation of…human rights” (Paragraph 51).The rapporteur notes that the use of personal data affects personal privacy. For journalists and their sources, surveillance of their communications can have catastrophic consequences.Relevant laws now in place are in many cases out of date or inadequate and must be adapted to keep pace with technological change, the report concludes (Paragraph 50). The document recommends penalizing unauthorized surveillance and establishing judicial control of the practice (Paragraph 54), especially as it involves collecting and storing personal data.The report recommends that governments raise public awareness of the uses of communications technology and of the extent of surveillance mechanisms and legal authority.Notably, the rapporteur shares the concern expressed by RWB in its special report on surveillance over “new methods for conducting surveillance” (Paragraph 62), such as offensive intrusion (including trojans), as well as interception under legal authority.RWB commends LaRue’s call for states to assume responsibility on this issue They are obliged not only to respect rights, but above all to protect them against violations (Paragraph 76). The organization expresses its agreement with the rapporteur’s recommendations concerning the private sector: “States must take measures to prevent the commercialization of surveillance technologies, paying particular attention to research, development, trade, export and use of these technologies considering their ability to facilitate systematic human rights violations.” (Paragraph 97).These recommendations demand the attention not only of governments, but of companies (internet service providers, Web companies, producers and exporters of surveillance devices and software). For its part, RWB has demanded penalties for companies found to be involved in surveillance activities that endanger freedom of information.In that regard, RWB has also noted a trend cited by LaRue concerning internet filtering and censorship: “The burden of such policy is transferred to private intermediaries.” (Paragraph 46). The free press organization has repeatedly criticized the danger of the growing power of the private sector in the surveillance field. center_img Help by sharing this information RSF_en Newslast_img read more

KPCC Chief, Southern California Public Radio Founding President, CEO Bill Davis Steps Down

first_imglatest #1 KPCC Chief, Southern California Public Radio Founding President, CEO Bill Davis Steps Down From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | 6:33 pm Business News Subscribe 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. 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Davis, who will continue in his current responsibilities through December 2019 or until his successor is appointed, will work closely with the SCPR Board to identify a new President and CEO for the organization.The SCPR Board also announced that Davis will assume the newly-created role of President Emeritus of SCPR following the transition period.Davis joined SCPR in 2001 as its Founding President and over his nearly 20-year tenure led its transformation from a struggling, underperforming public radio station into a powerful community voice serving a growing and diverse audience across Southern California. Davis significantly expanded SCPR’s audience, membership and financial performance and recruited and developed a top-notch staff at all levels—establishing an ethical and inclusive culture that attracts outstanding journalists and creative talent.“The pride I have in Southern California Public Radio’s success during my tenure as CEO will always pale in comparison with the many accomplishments of our team and the lasting value of my friendships with colleagues on the Board of Trustees and the staff,” said Mr. Davis. “Through the years, SCPR has benefited from an exceptionally engaged Board, which has supported me and our management team every step of the way.”“I am blessed to have the opportunity after 19 years to leave SCPR at its peak, with an outstanding team in place ready to take the organization to new heights,” Davis added. “I begin this transition with a vigorous commitment to ensuring SCPR continues to grow and prosper. I look forward to working with the Board to further refine our strategic path and to identify a leader who will build on SCPR’s excellence and its commitment to serving the diverse and growing Southern California audience.”Ana Valdez, Chair of the SCPR Board of Trustees, said, “Southern California Public Radio is in the best shape in its history thanks to Bill’s initiatives and community-first ethos. With a strong and diverse management team in place, a growing audience and expanding membership base, and the best financial results in its history, SCPR is poised not only for more growth and success, but also to continue its vitally important public service mission.“SCPR will continue to benefit from Bill’s vision and expertise, as we search for the best possible new leader to build on our accomplishments,” Valdez added. “The Board also looks forward to working with Bill on the completion of our strategic planning process during the transition period. Working together, we will further the diverse, inclusive and ethical culture that has thrived at SCPR for nearly two decades of rapid change in the industry and in the communities we serve. We are committed to ensuring a seamless and successful transition for SCPR and its audiences, members, employees, and partners.”A nationally known and respected broadcast professional, Davis led the production of a wide range of local news and public affairs programming and the development of compelling content across a range of broadcast, digital and live event platforms. In addition to its public radio network, SCPR interacts with audiences through its web site, mobile and social media channels and through live events and has become a nationally recognized leader in public service journalism and civic engagement.These initiatives and investments resulted in impressive audience growth and an equally impressive expansion in membership and funding. SCPR’s audience has grown from 200,000 in 2000 to 800,000 in 2018, and it has added a digital audience that now totals 800,000. Current memberships at SCPR are also at an all-time high of 73,196 members. SCPR’s revenues are projected to reach $32.5 million in 2019, also a record. Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News ShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Fairtrade Fortnight in Limerick with emphasis on chocolate

first_imgLimerickNewsFairtrade Fortnight in Limerick with emphasis on chocolateBy Meghann Scully – March 4, 2020 154 Advertisement The plight of chocolate producers around the world is the focus for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight in Limerick.Luis Miguel Garcia, a Colombian Fairtrade Coffee Co-op Manager gave a first-hand account of the importance of Fairtrade for his co-workers and their families to the assembled audience, which included the Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, head of Fairtrade Ireland Peter Gaynor and students from around Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Luis joined Fairtrade supporters from across Limerick and Ireland for the annual initiative, which features a programme of talks and community events aimed at promoting awareness of Fairtrade and Fairtrade-certified products.Young people from across Limerick city and county were also a focus of the event as they displayed their posters as part of the Fairtrade Poster competition, which they created to help change the way people think about trade and the products on our shelves.Speaking at the event, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Sheahan said: “The work of the Limerick Fairtrade Committee has been ongoing since Limerick became a Fairtrade City in 2005. More and more people are becoming aware of the need for ethical production of goods and become a lot more conscious of where products are sourced.”“I would also like to congratulate the entrants in the poster competition.  Through your efforts you are raising the profile of Fairtrade and the important work it carries out across the world.”Luis Miguel Garcia said: “It is very satisfying to know that all the achievements we get, goes directly for people that really need them. That is why I wake up every day to go and work with passion. We need to work as any other Company to be sustainable; for us sustainability is beyond economics; it’s also environmental and social. It´s just that Fairtrade give us the tools to get there.”Chairperson of the Limerick Fairtrade City Committee, Dolores O’Meara said: “The focus is on Chocolate this year. Cocoa farmers are struggling. The World Bank considers the extreme poverty level to be €1.72 per day. The majority of cocoa farmers earn just 90 cent a day. In order to make a proper living wage they need €2.35 a day. Cocoa farmers get just 7% from each bar of chocolate that we buy.”“They need to get a better price for their cocoa beans and to sell more under Fairtrade terms. Fairtrade guarantees them a minimum price for their beans and it also gives them an extra payment called a Premium which can be spent on community projects like wells, schools, literacy classes, updating their farming methods. They depend on us to be ‘conscious’ consumers and to look for the Fairtrade logo when we shop!”This event also saw the winners of the Limerick Fairtrade City Committee’s Poster Competition for schools and community groups being announced.Targeted at schools and community development groups, the Fairtrade Poster Competition 2020 winners are:1st Prize: Vivienne OBrien Scoil An Spioraid Naoimh, Roxborough2nd Prize: Emily Garrett Desmond College, Newcastle West3rd Prize: Lucy Greenslade, Milford NSSr Rosetta Gray Award: Scoil An Spioraid Naoimh, RoxboroughHighly Commended Medal Winners:An Mhodhscoil, Limerick: Lilian Harney, Rose Buckley, Aodhbha Wardle, Alice de Bláca, Michael Linnane, Liam RelihanSt Mary’s Boys’ NS Abbeyfeale: Shane Collins and Darragh LyonsKnockea NS: Ben O’Dwyer and Julianna RonanScoil An Spioraid Naoimh, Roxborough: Ruth Kirby, Isabella Slattery Coll and Hailey LoMilford NS, Castletroy: Beth Murphy and Faye JerbertDonoughmore NS: Aoibhinn Finnegan and Aimee May RyanCorpus Christi PS, Moyross: Kayla Vaughan, Sophie Butler and Emma DowneyOur Lady of Lourdes NS, Rosbrien: Shannon Stenson, Bernadette Corbett, Onuwa Amadi, Hassan Mamun, Hadia Diallo, Elizabeth Palkova and Caoimhe OkafarLaural Hill Coláiste FCJ: Faye Nic Annadh and Aisling Muir TAGSchocolatefairtradeFairtrade FortnightKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Facebook Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Previous articleAidan Corr’s Junior Rugby Round UpNext articleDeposit and return scheme to cut use of single-use cups Meghann Scully Linkedin WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Māori more supportive of cannabis ‘yes’ vote than general public, new poll shows

first_imgTVNZ One News 12 September 2020A 1 NEWS-Colmar Brunton poll has found more Māori are in support of ticking the ‘yes’ box at the upcoming cannabis referendum than the general public.Voters are weighing up a new law that sets out how people can produce, supply and consume the drug, but it’s an issue that’s still highly divisive. “I have some questions… we have to be real about the impact,” social worker Ngahau Davis says. “The evidence shows the younger you use marijuana, the more effect it has on brain development. A recent 1 NEWS-Colmar Brunton poll found 56 per cent of Māori say they’ll vote for cannabis reform at the election. “It’s the first thing people wake up in the morning that makes them feel good and it’s the last thing they take before they go to bed. And it’s not about use, it’s about the chronic abuse of it.”“I’m a social worker… If this is where we’re going to open up, is it a Pandora’s box? Why would we do that?” Davis says.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/m-ori-more-supportive-cannabis-yes-vote-than-general-public-new-poll-shows “When it’s in communities like mine where you have limited opportunity, high unemployment, high social deprivation… and the only thing that makes you feel good, taking a trip without leaving the farm, is dak,” he says. Davis says legalisation will hit places like Moerewa, in the Far North.last_img read more

Guardiola vows to rest Man City’s star players at Chelsea

first_img Loading… ‘We don’t have any doubts about Gabriel,’ Guardiola said. ‘The only doubt we have is that not one single player can play every three days. ‘Raheem can play in this position, even Gundogan and Bernardo. Not like a (proper) striker but we can use them.’ Guardiola’s defensive options are set to be boosted for the fixtures ahead with John Stones on the brink of a return. City have been without the England defender in their two games back – a 3-0 win over Arsenal and a 5-0 victory against Burnley – since returning to Premier League action last week due to an ankle injury. The centre-back is unlikely to be available at Stamford Bridge, however, but is making good progress in his recovery. ‘He’s training on the pitch,’ Guardiola added. ‘He’s getting better and hopefully he can join the team in the next few days.’ Reserve goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is also training again after a thigh problem. Klopp’s side only need three more points to win their first ever Premier League trophy. Defeat at Chelsea will hand the Premier League title to Liverpool  Read Also: Video: Ramos fires home wonder free kick against Real Mallorca Liverpool are 23 points clear of Guardiola’s side, who can earn a maximum of 87 points should they win all their remaining eight games. But if City even draw against Frank Lampard’s men, their highest possible points tally drops to 85, so as Liverpool currently have 86 points after their win over the Eagles. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Woman The Whole Muslim World Is Proud OfWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearcenter_img Pep Guardiola has said he will rest some of his key Manchester City players against Chelsea tonight, even though losing at Stamford Bridge could hand Liverpool the Premier League title. Pep Guardiola has said he will rest some of his key Manchester City players against Chelsea Jurgen Klopp’s side will be crowned champions if they beat Crystal Palace tonight and City fail to win at Stamford Bridge 24 hours later. But City’s gruelling schedule sees them play an FA Cup quarter-final at Newcastle on Sunday night and that is the game Guardiola is prioritising, to the extent that he could even play Ilkay Gundogan – best known as a deep-lying midfielder – as a centre-forward. ‘We can’t deny that we have one eye on Newcastle,’ he added. ‘Chelsea and Liverpool are prestigious but Newcastle is our game. A final. We have one eye. ‘It depends on physical condition, the minutes they have played. We take a look a little bit at what is going to happen, not just Chelsea.’ Guardiola will definitely be missing Sergio Aguero after he came off with a knee injury against Burnley on Monday night. The Argentine striker has already had surgery in Barcelona on a lateral meniscus injury in his left knee, and is set for up to seven weeks on the sidelines. Sergio Aguero undergoes surgery in Barcelona Gabriel Jesus is likely to replace Aguero for the time being but Guardiola admitted midfielder Ilkay Gundogan could play up front when he decides to rotate his options in the coming weeks. Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne have also played in that ‘false 9’ role in the past but Guardiola believes Gundogan could offer a different alternative.last_img read more