China’s New World Media Order, by Christophe Deloire and Wu’er Kaixi

first_imgEven in places where press freedom remains legally protected, China is interfering with its citizens’ ability to make informed choices about public policy. From Sweden to Australia, Chinese embassies are pressuring Western media outlets to censor their own reporting. Meanwhile, the authorities are buying sponsored content in leading Western publications, and continuing to invest in their global propaganda apparatus. RSF_en FranceChinaEurope – Central AsiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence InternetFreedom of expression Help by sharing this information Press freedom, one of the main demands of the Tiananmen demonstrators, is officially guaranteed by Article 35 of the Chinese constitution. Yet the Communist Party of China (CPC) and its state apparatus still routinely flout this provision. Thirty years ago this month, thousands of peaceful demonstrators were massacred in Beijing and across China for courageously standing up to an authoritarian regime. The world’s democracies owe it to these individuals to show similar courage today, as they defend press freedom – and democracy itself – worldwide. Read “China’s New World Media Order” by Wu’er Kaixi and Christophe Deloire, published in partnership with Project Syndicate. Self-confidence has replaced the self-consciousness that some Chinese leaders felt in the aftermath of the Tiananmen massacre. Today, the regime is proudly promoting its authoritarian model around the world. The new world media order that it is attempting to build is less well-known than the Belt and Road Initiative, but just as ambitious. News Receive email alerts June 3, 2019 – Updated on December 17, 2019 China’s New World Media Order, by Christophe Deloire and Wu’er Kaixi Already, the CPC has begun exporting its repressive methods by means of major international conferences, such as the World Media Summit and the World Internet Conference. In Southeast Asia, legislative reforms aimed at restricting press freedom are patterned on Chinese laws, and many journalists are being invited to learn “journalism with Chinese characteristics.” June 7, 2021 Find out more Such concerted resistance would honor those who have paid the ultimate price for defending freedom of information in China, such as Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, whom the Chinese government left to die in detention. It would also honor the more than 100 journalists detained today in life-threatening conditions, including RSF award-winner Huang Qi and the photographer Lu Guang, who received numerous prizes for his work on social and environmental issues in China. This op-ed has been written and published in collaboration with the Project Syndicate. The world’s democracies must move beyond their myopic competition for China’s favor and come together to resist its alternative authoritarian vision. This means mounting an ambitious, persistent, and coordinated response that defends the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan We must not hesitate to fight back against those who attack press freedom. We must raise our voices to condemn the abuses that strike at our values. And we must do it now. Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says June 8, 2021 Find out more to go further June 4, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says With its media-repression campaign, China is capitalizing on divisions within the world’s democracies. It is finding the cracks in societies’ commitment to democratic values, such as tolerance and openness, and attempting to rend them open with propaganda promoting its own political tenets. Its leaders know that, when journalists are silenced, the alternatives to authoritarianism are gradually extinguished. After all, it is impossible to foster constructive political debate when questioning the official view is a punishable offense. PARIS – Since the Tiananmen Square massacre 30 years ago, China has achieved extraordinary economic development. Yet, contrary to the expectations of many Western leaders and analysts, the country has not gradually embraced press freedom or respect for civil rights. On the contrary: as a recent Reporters Without Borders (RSF) report shows, China today is actively working to build a repressive “new world media order” – an initiative that poses a clear and present danger to the world’s democracies. Organisation News News On July 10 and 11, leading defenders of press freedom from around the world will meet at the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London. They must take this opportunity not just to reaffirm core principles, but also to rally together to build barriers to China’s media influence, and to end impunity for press-freedom violations. In fact, China is one of the world’s leading jailers of journalists, and ranks 177th of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. The “Great Firewall of China,” an ultra-sophisticated Internet-filtering system, limits the access of most of China’s 830 million Internet users, and the CPC has no qualms about pressuring publishers and social-media platforms to censor themselves. China now openly rejects the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with rhetoric about “social harmony” and the “relativity of values.” Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia FranceChinaEurope – Central AsiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence InternetFreedom of expression last_img read more

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Four Limerick Adult Education programmes up for prestigious award

first_imgMIC Societies scoop four Board of Irish College Societies national awards Email Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste TAGSMary Immaculate CollegeMobile ITNiamh O’ReillySTAR awards Linkedin Previous articleMark E Smith and The Fall celebratedNext articleLimerick hub to deal with €400 million HAP transactions Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Advertisement Limerick Post Show | Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste Four Limerick Adult Education Programmes in the running for prestigious adult education awardFour Limerick Adult Education programmes have been shortlisted for an AONTAS STAR Award.The STAR Awards (Showcasing Teamwork, Awarding Recognition) are an awards initiative organised by the national adult learning organisation, AONTAS, to recognise and celebrate the work undertaken by adult learning initiatives throughout Ireland.The shortlisted programmes include: Health Matters Naturally, based in Southill, has been shortlisted for its programme providing complimentary health services to local residents. Mary Immaculate College has been shortlisted for the Certificate in General Learning and Personal Development (CGLPD). The course is designed to enhance the academic, social and personal development for adults with intellectual disabilities to promote active citizenship and increased employability. The LINC Programme, is a course delivered by a consortium led by Mary Immaculate College (MIC) working in conjunction with Early Childhood Ireland and Maynooth University-Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education. This one-year course is designed to facilitate practising early years’ educators to promote the inclusion of children with additional needs. Mobile IT, based in Bruree, has been shortlisted for its programme delivering IT training to disadvantaged communities.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Commenting on the shortlist, Niamh O’Reilly, CEO of AONTAS, said: “The STAR awards are an opportunity to celebrate the positive contribution that adult education initiatives make to individual adult learners, local communities and wider society. The quality of nominations was exceptional.”Learners and staff from shortlisted programmes will be invited to the 12th AONTAS STAR Award ceremony on Monday, 5th March in Number 6 Kildare Street Dublin, where the STAR Award winners will be announced. The theme of this year’s festival is #LoveLifelongLearning.More about education here.center_img Twitter New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Facebook Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsEducationFour Limerick Adult Education programmes up for prestigious awardBy Staff Reporter – February 9, 2018 2670 last_img read more

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