Could you spare 1p a day?

first_img  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis This week saw the launch of the #1paday (1p-a-day) campaign by Cerebra UK. They are encouraging supporters to get involved by giving just 1p a day to Cerebra through microdonation website ploink! and use a link that takes supporters directly to their ploink! page.www.ploink.co.uk/charity/cerebraThe campaign is based on the fact that if everyone on their Facebook page joined in it would raise over £8000 a year.This equates to 10 computers, 7 buggies or 16 SALT (Speech And Language Therapy) vouchers worth up to £500 eachCerebra are encouraging people to get involved by tweeting and facebooking about it and they provide some words that people can use if they want to “I just joined the #1paday campaign for @CerebraUK http://www.ploink.co.uk/charity/cerebra @Ploink”Editor’s notes:Cerebra is a unique charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through researching, educating and directly supporting children and their carers. Registered Charity Number: 1089812.Link to facebook campaign http://www.facebook.com/notes/cerebra/cerebra-1paday-campaign/493930827050.Ploink is a microdonation website that allows people to give as little as 1p at a time to their favourite charities by having digital charity collection boxes on the ploink website. There is also a facility that enables ploink to automatically put any amount in daily.This article was written by Marc Simpson, founder of ploink. [email protected] Howard Lake | 8 February 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Could you spare 1p a day?center_img Advertisement Tagged with: Facebook Individual giving microdonations social media Twitter 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

Kofi Annan asked to intervene in militia-backed takeover of state media

first_img Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire RSF_en The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa October 16, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further On the day of the announced implementation of sanctions against some of the participants in Ivory Coast’s ongoing crisis, Reporters Without Borders has written to UN secretary-general Kofi Annan asking him to intercede in an attempt to restore normality at the state broadcaster RadioTélévision Ivoirienne (RTI).”RTI was the target of a takeover by force on the morning of 4 November carried out by armed men and supported by militiamen under the orders of the president’s office,” the letter said. “Mr. Jean-Paul Dahily, was summarily installed as the new director-general.”Thereafter, Reporters Without Borders said, the state media have on several occasions broadcast lies and disinformation, calls for crimes to be committed, and instructions for street violence.”We spent a number session monitoring radio and TV broadcasts and we found that, while the streets of Abidjan were prey to looting and violence, RTI and RCI were enthusiastically relaying false information and rumours that encouraged or set off violence,” the organisation said. “By means of their live broadcasts, these stations organised the insurrection and egged on the rioters.”Those put in charge by force at RTI on 4 November are still in place, and RTI’s legitimate director-general, Kébé Yacouba, is no longer able to do his job, the letter said. “Even if the Ivorian authorities pay no heed to our requests and protests, state institutions cannot be allowed to continue functioning in an arbitrary manner, but RTI still is. And this situation has not changed for more than a month.”Reached by Reporters Without Borders yesterday, Kébé said he had not been contacted recently by the Ivorian authorities and he did not know what the government intended to do with him. RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections December 15, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kofi Annan asked to intervene in militia-backed takeover of state media News October 29, 2020 Find out more Côte d’IvoireAfrica Reports Côte d’IvoireAfrica On the day of the announced implementation of sanctions against some of the participants in Ivory Coast’s ongoing crisis, Reporters Without Borders has written to UN secretary-general Kofi Annan asking him to intercede in an attempt to restore normality at the state broadcaster RadioTélévision Ivoirienne (RTI). Seizing control of the state media was one of the linchpins of President Laurent Gbagbo’s failed bid to recover all of Cote d’Ivoire’s territory. In just one morning, on 4 November, supporters of the president and his party succeeded in hijacking RTI and Radio Côte d’Ivoire (RCI). November 27, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News News Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Organisation last_img read more