East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) 2013 abridged results.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited brews and produces alcoholic beverages made from malt and barley and sells them to domestic markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Products in its range include Tusker, Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Tusker Premium Cider, Pilsner Lager, Pilsner Ice Lager, White Cap Lager, White Cap Light, Windhoek Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Senator Lager, Guinness, Balozi Lager, Kibo Gold and Allsopps Lager. East African Breweries also produces a range of spirits including Smirnoff No 21 vodka, Smirnoff Ice, Cîroc, Richot brandy, V&A sherry, Uganda Waragi, Justerini and Brooks, Myers Original Dark rum, Snapp, Jebel Special, Chrome vodka, Orijin and Smirnoff Ice Electric Ginseng, Johnnie Walker whisky and other Kenyan cane brands. Non-alcoholic brands in its product range include Alvaro and Malta Guinness. The company is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! From the St. John’s River Water Management DistrictThe St. Johns River Water Management District is currently accepting applications through Feb. 16, 2018, from farmers and ranchers interested in participating in the districtwide Agricultural Cost-share Program funding for agricultural projects that promote water conservation and reduction of nutrient runoff.“Our goal is to engage the agricultural community by encouraging more efficient water use and reducing excess nutrients entering natural waterways,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “Implementing agricultural best management practices can provide long-lasting benefits to growers and ranchers.”The program provides up to 75 percent of cooperative funding, not to exceed $250,000 per applicant annually, toward the design, construction, and implementation of technologies and strategies to improve water efficiencies and protect natural systems. In total, up to $1.5 million is available to support this round of cost-share funding.Eligible projects include irrigation system retrofits, soil moisture and climate sensor technology, rainwater recovery, sub-irrigation drain tile, tailwater recovery and reuse, expanded waste storage, and soil mapping with variable rate fertilizer application.To ensure a return on investment in the form of an actual reduction in water use, one requirement of the cost-share agreement is that the recipient is willing to memorialize the savings produced by district funds through a modification in terms of a decrease in their consumptive use permit.A list of eligible projects and equipment can be found online at www.sjrwmd.com/localgovernments/funding/#agriculture-2018, along with details about the application, review and selection process.District staff will evaluate each project based on the evaluation criteria approved by the district’s Governing Board and prepare a recommended list for board approval tentatively scheduled for April 2018.For more information, visit the district’s website or contact technical program manager Suzanne Archer at sarc[email protected] with the SJRWMD on Twitter at @SJRWMD, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. For more information about the district, please visit www.sjrwmd.com. TAGSSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleWiggins wins Apopka Police Department’s Officer of the Year awardNext articleUCF students experience service immersion over MLK weekend Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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Laquan McDonaldChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Sept. 4 that he would not run for a third term, bringing joy and relief to the many organizers who have fought to get him out of office. This news came the day before jury selection began in the trial of Jason Van Dyke.Van Dyke is the Chicago police officer who fatally shot unarmed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times in 2014. He is now on trial for first-degree murder — one of the first cops in the U.S. to face this charge for killing a Black person while on duty. Hundreds of people gathered outside the Cook County Criminal Courthouse for a rally the morning Van Dyke’s trial opened.Immediately following the shooting of McDonald, protests demanded the release of police dashcam footage. Mayor Emanuel was in the midst of a reelection campaign. It was only after he had secured his reelection in April 2015 that his office released the incriminating footage. In fact, the city paid a $5 million settlement to the McDonald family the week after the election, yet did not release the footage until November 2015. Only then was Van Dyke arrested and charged with murder. Shortly thereafter, community pressure forced Emanuel to fire Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, a prime participant in this racist coverup and so many others.The role that city officials played in covering up McDonald’s murder has shaped the political scene in Chicago ever since. Emanuel and Anita Alvarez, at that time state’s attorney for Cook County, were the main targets of a campaign to oust officials who placed protecting murderous cops over obtaining justice. Led primarily by Black organizations, including Assata’s Daughters, Black Lives Matter Chicago and BYP100, a massive grassroots campaign moved to get Alvarez voted out of office in the March 2016 elections. Activists organized train takeovers and rallies and used the hashtag #ByeAnita on social media to successfully garner support for voting her out, without expressly endorsing any of her competitors. They then turned their focus to Rahm Emanuel.During Emanuel’s seven years in office, he has closed 50 public schools, shut down half of the city’s public mental health clinics and initiated the building of a $95 million police academy. Had he released the damning dashcam footage of Laquan McDonald’s execution before the 2015 election, he likely would have lost to his main challenger, Mexican community activist Jesús “Chuy” García.When the dashcam footage of Jason Van Dyke’s crime was released to the public, it was already clear to many that the mayor had anything but Chicago’s best interests at heart. Today, the struggle is far from over. Emanuel still holds $7 million in campaign funds in a massive war chest, so he will likely continue to influence Chicago politics. But now that he’s been forced to step down and join coverup co-conspirators McCarthy and Alvarez on the political sidelines, justice demands that the actual triggerman get convicted and sentenced. Jail Jason Van Dyke! Jail all killer cops!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Momentum is building to overturn restrictive abortion laws passed by right-wing-controlled state legislatures aiming to outlaw the procedure and punish those who have abortions and/or medical providers. Protests across the U.S. show militant opposition to the repressive, misogynist laws as people demand their legal and human rights to reproductive health care and personal autonomy.Thousands joined demonstrations in 500 cities on May 21, the National Day of Action to Stop the Bans, initiated by 50 organizations, including Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and SisterSong. Other actions took place later that week. Demonstration participation has been multinational, multigender and multigenerational.The Day of Action, kicking off outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., emphasized that the majority of people in the U.S. support the court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. CBS reported on May 21 that two-thirds of those recently polled do not want the ruling overturned. The ACLU and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit on May 24 seeking to quash Alabama’s recent virtual abortion ban, criminalizing doctors who perform the procedure. Highlights of demonstrations A crowd gathered in downtown Syracuse, N.Y., to #StopTheBans on abortion access. Maurice Brown, a city resident, said, “Even though I’m not under attack, I’m still under attack. None of us will be free until all of us are free.” Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund, the New York Civil Liberties Union and other groups rallied in New York City’s Foley Square to support abortion access. NYC Power Assembly members carried signs reading: “Abortion is a Human Right! Reproductive Justice Now!” Workers World Party placards read, “End misogyny and patriarchy!” Nearly 200 pro-choice demonstrators in Philadelphia took over several blocks of the meridian on South Broad Street. Strong support came from Center City pedestrians and from drivers continually honking their horns. Young women, still wearing college graduation gowns, joined the protest. In Georgia, the struggle to ensure reproductive rights has not diminished despite signing of a “heartbeat” bill banning all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. On May 21, hundreds of people gathered on the Capitol steps in Atlanta, where rally speakers, including elected representatives who opposed the bill, affirmed the fight would continue until reproductive freedom is guaranteed for all.Jalessah Jackson, Georgia coordinator of SisterSong, stressed: “We must talk about the central role that capitalism and white supremacy play in the legislation that will disproportionately impact low-income communities and communities of color. These bills are about criminalizing communities.” She urged: “Connect with the groups here … who have been leading this fight — organizations led by Black women, by queer and trans folks.” (SisterSong Facebook)On May 25, in a youth-organized act of resistance by #DoBetterGeoriga, thousands of people marched in blazing heat from Atlanta’s Capitol building to CNN’s offices. The chanting, sign-waving crowd showed the emergence of a new generation determined to continue the struggle against patriarchy and male dominance. In Jackson, Miss., 200 pro-choice activists at a May 21 rally heard Mississippi in Action Executive Director Valencia Robinson emphasize the fight must demand reproductive justice. When she asked the crowd, “Which side are you on?” they replied, “The freedom side!” Signs read: “Stand with Black women!” (Jackson Free Press, May 22) Three days later, U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves issued a temporary injunction blocking enforcement of Mississippi’s ban on early abortions. Close to 500 people, mostly youth, rallied in downtown Cleveland. Many of them held homemade signs, including “We are not ovary-acting” and “We won’t go back!” Ohio’s newly passed “fetal heartbeat” bill is set to start on July 1. Response was swift after Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed a bill on May 24 banning abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy, with no rape, incest or human trafficking exceptions. The next day, newly formed STL Pro-Choice Student Activists led hundreds of demonstrators through downtown St. Louis in the Protest for Reproductive Rights. Their theme: “This is everyone’s issue.” (stltoday.com, May 25)A multinational, multigenerational crowd of hundreds of people rallied at Houston’s City Hall on May 21. Organizers were African-American and Latinx representatives of the ACLU, National Latina Health Initiative and reproductive rights groups. A popular sign read, “Abortion is Health Care!” The crowd disrupted the City Council meeting with speeches and chants.About 500 demonstrators rallied at Seattle City Hall against misogynist attacks made by state legislatures. Initiated by Planned Parenthood, this lunchtime rally had a large turnout. Martha Grevatt, Dianne Mathiowetz, Jim McMahan, Betsey Piette, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Gloria Rubac and Brenda Ryan contributed reports.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
printTCU’s decision to reduce employee retirement benefits has been met with disappointment by faculty members. Chancellor Victor Boschini announced in an email earlier this month that the university would be cutting its contribution to employee retirement accounts to 8% from 11.5%. According to a previous announcement in April, the change would only be for new hires, but it was later extended permanently for all current faculty members. Boschini also said the monthly retirement stipend for all employees under age 45 on Jan. 1, 2021 would be removed. “During the benefits conversations throughout the entire previous academic year we had been told again and again that the new benefits package would be for new employees and not for current employees, so to see that that was being changed at this point was disappointing,” communications professor Andrew Ledbetter said. Boschini said the decision to extend the reduction to all faculty members was made because the university currently has a hold on hiring and couldn’t realize the cost savings unless the cuts were widened. Along with the extension to current employees, faculty members also expressed dismay with the permanent nature of the cuts. “But I think the most upsetting thing for faculty was the permanent nature of the reduction,” Faculty Senate Chair Sean Atkinson said. “A lot of faculty didn’t quite understand why permanent reduction to our compensation is necessary of what will probably just be a temporary financial crisis.” Ledbetter pointed to the actions of three of TCU’s aspirant university peers – Duke, Georgetown and Northwestern – who have all reduced employee benefits temporarily until their financial situations improve. “The intent behind those announcements seems to be ‘Hey, this is temporary, we’ll restore these benefits once this financial crisis has passed,’ and TCU instead has made it very clear that these reductions are permanent,” he said. An open letter to the TCU Board of Trustees, Chancellor Boschini and members of the Chancellor’s Cabinet currently has over 250 signatures from concerned faculty.The letter has seven recommendations, including requests for a more equitable distribution of the retirement stipend and a restoration of the 11.5% contribution when the pandemic crisis has passed. Changes in benefits a recurring subject of debateUniversity action around employee benefits has been ongoing since 2013, when retiree health benefits were shifted from TCU’s plan to a third party. The decision “provoked a sense of frustration and betrayal from some in the TCU family,” because of the lack of faculty consultation involved, according to a 2019 report by the University Compensation Advisory Committee (UCAC).The issue of employee benefits resurfaced last fall when Boschini announced at a faculty town hall that current packages were “too rich to be sustainable.” Boschini cited a projected dip in enrollment that won’t allow tuition and endowment revenue to keep pace with the exponential growth of benefits packages. The announcement was met with skepticism and concern by faculty. UCAC published its report in October, pushing back against some of the chancellor’s claims. The report said TCU’s benefits packages ranked behind those of the university’s peers and were not overly rich. A graph from UCAC’s report shows that TCU devotes a smaller percentage of its expenses to compensation than all but one of its peer and aspirant universities. Photo courtesy: UCACThe report concluded that reducing benefits would “harm TCU’s ability to recruit and retain high-quality faculty members” and go in direct opposition to the university’s number one “vision in action” goal: to strengthen its academic profile and reputation. The Faculty Senate endorsed the report in November and UCAC presented its recommendations to the chancellor in March. Many of the recommendations, like adding paid short-term disability leave, were adopted by the Board of Trustees. However, the committee also recommended not reducing retirement contributions. “One of the things that drew a lot of current faculty members to come to TCU over other institutions was this retirement contribution,” Atkinson said. “Again this is just compared with our peer and aspirant universities around us–average faculty salary is lower. So in some ways the retirement contribution makes up for that lower salary.”Boschini said the decision was made to reduce the contribution because of the amount of money the university has lost due to the COVID-19 crisis and the desire from the Board not to continue increasing tuition. “The campus community cannot continue to expect our students, and their families, to pay large hikes in tuition year after year to fund campus operations,” he said. “This is just not a sustainable model on a go-forward basis.”Ledbetter, the chief author of the UCAC report, said while the committee was able to determine that the university’s benefits packages lagged behind its peers, it was difficult to gauge its ultimate sustainability because of the lack of budgetary information to which they had access. Other concerns and potential effectsOutside of the financial ramifications of the cuts, faculty also expressed concern with the university’s transparency and ability to recruit high-level faculty going forward. The open letter explicitly asked for a commitment to the principle that “shared governance requires shared information” and notes that the administration has offered very little in regards to budgetary details. “So you can’t, in my opinion, you can’t make cuts that have an impact on the academic mission without fully involving the faculty, or we’re violating our own rules, our own ethos, our own creed,” said music professor and former Faculty Senate Chair Blaise Ferrandino. The Faculty Senate has passed three resolutions–in 2013, 2018 and 2019–asking the university to involve them when considering changes to employee compensation. “It creates a problem where there is not a strong, shared responsibility,” Atkinson said. “The faculty and staff feel like their voices are not being heard, and on top of that, data that could help us to understand decisions that are made is not being made available.”Boschini said he will continue to do everything he can to be transparent with the faculty, but admitted frustration to their concerns as he believes that’s exactly what he has been doing. Concerns were also brought up surrounding the long term ability of TCU to continue to recruit and maintain high-level faculty.“This is simple, the lower the benefits packages and the more the history of cuts as somebody considers a job, the more negative that puts into the decision making when it comes to considering TCU,” Ferrandino said. Ferradino also expressed worry that continued reductions to the compensation of faculty could lower the “can do” spirit that has made TCU great throughout his 30 years at the university. Boschini said the cuts have been made in part to ensure that no layoffs have to occur, but concerns still abound that current faculty will be more prone to leaving because of the reduction in benefits. My department has lost three of our last four junior faculty hires to other places. Cutting benefits and not engaging in shared governance won’t help us recruit and retain great faculty.— Emily M. Farris (@emayfarris) May 21, 2020Note: Dr. Farris declined to be interviewed for this story. Still, both Atkinson and Ledbetter expressed hope that the cuts and subsequent faculty concerns will help spark a conversation and better working relationship with the administration. “I really hope that this opens up and starts a conversation going forward. Not only with the chancellor and his staff, but also with the Board of Trustees, and we can try to develop a culture where we can all be open and all try to do what’s best for the university in a shared, collective way,” Atkinson said. Facebook ReddIt Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Chancellor Boschini at September’s Faculty Senate meeting. Photo by Heesoo Yang. Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Linkedin Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. 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BrazilAmericas October 4, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Daily stormed by political henchmen to prevent it appearing on election day BrazilAmericas to go further Reports Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemned a dawn raid on the offices of the daily Diário de Marilia in Marilia city, São Paulo state, on election day by militants backing the former mayor Abelardo Camarinha and his son Vinícius, a deputy in the São Paulo state assembly.The mob, sent in by the Camarinha family, which is already suspected of an arson attack on the paper on 8 September 2005, tried to block the daily’s publication.“Despite constant legal proceedings against him, despite legal moves to bar him from standing and strong suspicions that he was responsible for the fire at Diário de Marilia last September, Abelardo Camarinha is able to settle scores with the press with complete impunity”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“His lightning operation against the daily was intended to prevent the appearance of an article about him and was therefore planned. We express our support for the Diário de Marilia and call for Abelardo Camarinha and his son to face justice for this press freedom violation, despite the political support they enjoy.”Members of Abelardo Camarinha’s support committee gathered at dawn on 1st October, the first round of general elections, at the headquarters of Diário de Marilia, which also hosts two local radio stations, breaking the plate glass entrance door, threatening journalists and demanding seizure of copies of the paper.In the afternoon, a local judge granted a suspension order against the paper and the closure of its website, at the request of Vinícius Camarinha, in connection with an article about proceedings against his father to bar him from standing as a candidate to the federal parliament.Two hours later, a court official went to the newspaper office to execute the order to seize the papers. In the evening, the newspaper’s lawyers Telêmaco Luiz Fernandes Júnior and Leonardo Frederico Lopes presented the judge with a request to revoke the previous decision, arguing that the offending article was based on checked facts. Police, who had managed to disperse the demonstrators, then had to intervene a second time.Abelardo and Vinícius Camarinha were sentenced by an electoral court on 17 September 2006 to each pay a fine equivalent to 14,500 euros for “producing advance electoral propaganda”. They had both launched their campaign in some media starting in June and had already been convicted twice for the same reason.The regional prosecutor’s office on 29 September launched a case against father and son for “abuse of power” and “illegal use of public staff and equipment”, aimed at getting Abelardo Camarinha barred from seeking public office until 2009 and for his son Vinícius’s mandate to be ended. The editor of Diário de Marilia, José Ursílio de Souza, reported on the proceedings in the edition which the supporters of the Camarinha family tried to prevent appearing.The offices of the newspaper and the two radios, Diário FM and Dirceu AM were torched on 8 September 2005. On 25 January 2006, three men were sentenced to 12 years in prison, but the names of Abelardo and Vinícius Camarinha came up several times during the investigation as the alleged instigators of the arson attack. On 14 March 2006, Abelardo’s brother, Rafael Camarinha, whose name had also been cited in the case, was murdered at his home by three armed men. Since then, Abelardo Camarinha has accused the editor, José Ursílio, of being behind the killing. Organisation 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporters Without Borders condemned a mob attack and a bid to censor the daily Diário de Marilia on 1st October 2006, by supporters of the former mayor of Marilia Abelardo Camarinha and his son Vinícius, a deputy in São Paulo state administration. April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Help by sharing this information May 13, 2021 Find out more News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Follow the news on Brazil News Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil April 15, 2021 Find out more
to go further RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Organisation MyanmarAsia – Pacific News Burmese journalists are gagged by censorship and closely watched and intimidated by the military junta. Reporters without Borders and the Burma Media Association urge the release of six imprisoned journalists, including U Win Tin (photo) jailed since July 1989. Reporters Without Borders calls to join the demonstration in front of the Burmese embassy in Paris, on Tuesday 27th at 2 pm. At a demonstration close to the Burmese embassy in Paris on 27 September 2007, Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association launched an appeal to the UN Security Council to stop the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations within the country. Receive email alerts The worldwide press freedom organisation also called for effective sanctions against the military regime and the immediate release of a photographer and five journalists currently imprisoned in the country. U Win Tin , who was one of the political mentors of Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, is still serving a 20-year prison sentence.As the military junta threatens to crack down on demonstrations by monks and opponents, six Burmese journalists are in jail in the country. Photo-journalist Win Saing was arrested on 28 August while taking photos of activists in the National League for Democracy (NLD) making offerings to monks in Rangoon. After being taken to the Kyaik-ka-san detention centre, he is currently being held at the police station in Thanlyin near Rangoon. He is in danger, as are hundreds of other people arrested in recent weeks, of being mal-treated.Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association call for his release, along with that of five other imprisoned journalists.Burma’s best known editor, U Win Tin, age 77, has been imprisoned since July 1989 in a special cell of the notorious Insein Prison in Rangoon. Sentenced to 20 years in prison for anti-government propaganda, he was one of the organisers of the demonstrations in 1988. In 2007, he launched an appeal for resistance to the military regime which imprisoned him. “All political prisoners should be released and the democratic parliament recalled. We should not drop these demands”.U Thaung Sein, photo-journalist, and Ko Moe Htun, leader writer on the religious magazine Dhamah-Yate, were sentenced in March 2006, to three years in prison for taking photos of the new capital Naypyidaw, a mysterious city rising out of the earth at the whim of the chief general of the military junta. At their trial, the judge did not even bother to call witnesses or to let the two journalists speak in their defence.Monywa Aung-Shin was arrested in September 2000. Former editorial manager of the magazine Sar-maw-khung (the literary world) banned in 1990, he became during the 1990s one of the publicists of the LND. He was sentenced to seven years in prison under Article 17 (20) of emergency legislation. Ne Min, a former contributor to the BCC, was arrested for having sent news reports to foreign-based media.The state of press freedom in Burma:Since the start of the demonstrations on 19 August 2007, Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association have recorded 24 serious violations of press freedom, including arrests and assaults.Since 1962, Burmese journalists working for the official and privately-owned press have been subjected to the surveillance of the Censorship Bureau which imposes draconian control on the content of news, but also on illustrations and TV programmes. There is not one single privately-owned TV or radio station in Burma but scores of magazines are published alongside government dailies.In 2007, the security services, reorganised within the Military Security Force (Sa Ya Hpa), has stepped up surveillance of the press. Civilians have also reportedly been trained to identify international media “informers”. Telephone tapping capacity was boosted during 2006, with the creation of two new eavesdropping centres in Mandalay, central Burma.The junta does not jam international radios broadcasts in Burmese but they do harass and punish some of their participants. The film-maker and journalist Thura “Zar Ga Nar” was in May banned from all artistic activity after taking part in a broadcast on the Burmese service of the BBC. This decision was taken by Major Thein Htun Aung, director of the information ministry’s cinema department.In the face of ever more overt hostility from the United States, the military regime has stepped up propaganda against “imperialists” and other “neo-colonialists”. In February, information ministry officials told a group of Burmese journalists and local correspondents for the foreign press in Rangoon to respond to criticism carried by the foreign press.Identical articles regularly appear in most of the country’s media attacking Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, the United States and opposition figures. They are written by agents of the junta’s propaganda body, the Office of Strategic Studies. There are now more than 100 privately-owned publications in the country, all of them subjected to advance censorship. Alongside traditionally forbidden subjects, such as democracy, the plight of Aung San Suu Kyi and the socio-economic crisis, national and international events routinely go unreported. This was the case in 2006, when Asian and UN diplomats visited the country in a bid to soften the junta’s stance. Anti-government demonstrations in the Philippines and Thailand were never covered in the press. The magazine Padauk Pwint Thit was forced to withdraw an issue in December after the Censorship Bureau rejected seven of its articles. Even within the prisons, a censorship committee ensures that any “subversive” reading matter is removed. In March, the wife of the jailed journalist and writer, Than Win Hlaing revealed that her husband was denied all reading matter because of his “defect” of taking notes of what he read.Also in June 2006, Aung Than, a member of the National League for Democracy (NLD), and Zeya Aung, a student at Pegu University, were sentenced to 19 years in prison for having written and distributed a collection of poems “Daung Man” (“The power of the fighter peacock”, in reference to the NLD).The Burmese government’s Internet policies are even more repressive than those of its Chinese and Vietnamese neighbours. The military junta clearly filters opposition websites. It keeps a very close eye on Internet cafes, in which the computers automatically execute screen captures every five minutes, in order to monitor user activity. The authorities targeted Internet telephony and chat services in June, blocking Google’s Gtalk, for example. The aim was two-fold: to defend the profitable long-distance telecommunications market, which is controlled by state companies, as well as to stop cyber-dissidents from using a means of communication that is hard to monitor.Since, the start of the demonstrations, several foreign journalists have managed to work in Burma using tourist visas. In fact, the military junta does award a very small number of press visas. Scores of journalists and human rights activists are blacklisted and prevented from entering the country. Last July, not one foreign journalist obtained a visa and Burmese reporters had very limited access to the inaugural session of the National Convention.Burmese journalists working for foreign media are extremely closely watched. In May 2007, two reporters working for the Bangkok bureau of the Nippon News Network, were arrested by police officers near Rangoon. On 18 September, Myat Thura, correspondent for the news agency Kyodo, was arrested in the capital. 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Comments are closed. Martyn Sloman examines whether the use of ‘personalisation’ and ‘blended learning’are harnessing new technologyIt is a difficult time for e-learning advocates. Research suggests the‘inevitable’ increase in the use of electronic learning technology may havestalled. Large industry players have issued profit warnings, some e-learning productvendors have closed their UK operations, and others have merged as the industryhas consolidated. A number of training managers will admit to costly mistakes. One speaker atthe recent ASTD Conference claimed that in the US, it is now common practice tochange a learning management system within two years of initial purchase. AndUK trainers have reported difficulties in gaining cultural acceptance for someweb-based materials produced by US suppliers. Of course, it’s not all bad news. As a result of thoughtful planning, manytraining professionals are developing and implementing strategies that makeeffective use of e-learning and its huge potential. The best way forward is tobuild on their experience, be honest about ourmistakes, and share bestpractice. The alternative to this approach is to create a new vocabulary and pretendwe have moved forward. In HR development, we seem to demonstrate a readiness toembrace and discard attractive labels. Remember the ‘learning organisation’?This term seems to have disappeared without trace as attention has shiftedelsewhere. The ‘learning organisation’ was a lofty idea, but surely what matters isthat a set of practical guidelines which allow specialist trainers or managersin organisations to deliver more effective training interventions has beencreated. The considerable conceptual and practical difficulties presented bye-learning have spawned two new terms: ‘blended learning’, and‘personalisation’. They have emerged to offer different perspectives on theproblems of implementation. Before we go overboard, it is worth asking how much substance lies behindeach concept. To quote a US hamburger advert: “where’s the beef?” Let’s start with blended learning. This has merit of substance: it is morethan a concept in search of an application. Try this definition: “Blendedlearning is a recognition that e-learning will be most effective when it ispart of a strategy that involves classroom and on-the-job learning.” Thissounds reasonable, but the idea that blended learning is a conceptualbreakthrough is ludicrous. The above definition simply restates soundinstructional design principles. However, given the number of conferences, articles and unsolicited e-mailson the subject of blended learning, survival seems inevitable. One of General de Gaulle’s management maxims was ‘exploit the inevitable’,and this seems sound advice when dealing with blended learning. Another of hismaxims, incidentally, was ‘never get between the dog and the lamp post’, whichis also good advice for training managers responsible for e-learning projects. We must always be wary of a concept in search of substance. And this must bethe considered verdict in the ‘personalisation’ of e-learning. The idea here is that learning content is adjusted to the needs of theindividual, reflecting their learning preferences. It is a powerful idea, yetit is not happening in practice in any meaningful way. What is happening, is that learners are dipping in and out of learningmodules, any time, any place. Their names can be placed on the screen and thecontent adjusted to their level – but isn’t this the same as giving them adifferent level book and asking them to write their name on it? Though theoretically possible, shaping learning around personal preferencesis not taking place. Hopefully, when it does, it will be driven byconsiderations of learning theory, not technology. I believe we should trust our instincts as trainers and ask hard questions –we must not allow ourselves to be fooled by labels. By Martyn Sloman, CIPD adviser on learning, training and development Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article E-learning: does it live up to the hype?On 20 Aug 2002 in Personnel Today