Rogare report identifies barriers to implementing relationship fundraising

first_img Melanie May | 2 August 2017 | News Tagged with: relationship fundraising Rogare Lack of support from senior staff and lack of evidence are key barriers to implementing relationship fundraising, according to a new report from Rogare.The Breaking Down Barriers report looks at the barriers to implementing relationship fundraising as identified by members of the fundraising thinktank’s International Advisory Panel at events in London and Colorado Springs. As well as identifying barriers, the report asks what can be done generally to break down these barriers, and what Rogare’s International Advisory Panel can do to help break down these barriers.International Advisory Panel members identified cultural issues as a major barrier, with senior staff failing to buy into and support long-term relationship fundraising. They also felt there was a lack of theory and evidence to back up relationship fundraising’s claims. Two issues were also seen to be underlying this however: whether fundraising is seen as a profession, and whether ‘cultures of philanthropy’ exist at organisations.The report says:“Many of the barriers may stem not just from a lack of status that comes with not being seen as a professional, but also because of fundraisers’ own lack of professional self-confidence (e.g. lack of theoretical knowledge, leading to lack of respect from board, leading to high staff turnover).“And many organisations lack the culture of philanthropy that would lead them to strategically prioritise fundraising, while fundraising’s lack of professional respect inhibits the development of such a culture.”Curt Swindoll, executive vice-president of American fundraising agency Pursuant, a Rogare Associate Member that also hosted and facilitated the Colorado Springs event said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 “Few subjects are more important. If we hope to be exceptional at relationship fundraising, we must be adept at connecting with and engaging people, and we have to be skilled at raising money. But as this report points out, the pitfalls to achieving success are significant, but never more vital to our future financial health.”Recommendations for Rogare, which may be carried out by task groups of the International Advisory Panel, included in the report are:Develop a set of metrics that can be used to measure the success of relationship fundraisingEstablish an award for best use of relationship fundraisingExplore the current paradigms in the commercial world about customer experience and other concepts and suggest future directions for relationship fundraisingPublish case studies of great relationship fundraising on the Rogare website or a special website specially set up for the purposeBe advocates for relationship fundraisingThe new report is the first step in the extension of the Relationship fundraising: Where do we go from here? review. The first stages of this project were the volumes exploring the theories from marketing and social psychology that underpin relationship fundraising, which were jointly sponsored by US companies Pursuant and Bloomerang, and published at the start of 2016.  103 total views,  3 views todaycenter_img Rogare report identifies barriers to implementing relationship fundraising  104 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Adam Jones & Boston racism at Fenway Park

first_imgBy mYia X & Phebe EckfeldtBostonIn April, Major League Baseball celebrated the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier. However, on May 2, Baltimore Orioles player Adam Jones was on the receiving end of racist attacks by Red Sox fans at Fenway Park.Jones stated that “a disrespectful person threw a bag of peanuts at me and I got called the N-word a handful of times. … It’s unfortunate that people need to resort to those types of epithets to degrade another human being. I’m trying to make a living for myself and for my family.” (USA Today, May 2)Once this attack was revealed, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh tweeted, “This is unacceptable” and “Not who we are as a city. These words and actions have no place in Fenway, Boston, or anywhere.”Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker called it “shameful.” And during a press conference, Jones stated that John Henry, principal owner of the Red Sox, met with him in person.New York Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia revealed that the only place he’s ever been attacked with racial slurs was in Boston. Sabathia added, “[T]here’s 62 of us. We all know. When you go to Boston, expect it.” (www.si.com, May 5)In solidarity with Jones, Red Sox pitcher David Price discussed various racist incidents he has endured from fans at Fenway.On May 3, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred issued a public statement that read in part: “The racist words and actions directed at Jones at Fenway Park last night are completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated at any of our ballparks.“Jones returned to Fenway Park on May 3 to a standing ovation. However, moments later, Calvin Hennick, a Boston Globe writer who is white, confronted a racist Red Sox fan publicly attacking an unnamed Kenyan singer performing the national anthem.When confronted by Hennick about the attack, the fan reportedly said, “Yeah, that’s what I said, and I stand by it.” (bet.com, May 4) The racist fan was eventually banned.The norm, not the exceptionThese attacks are not isolated incidents of a few people behaving “badly.” They are indicative of structural and institutionalized racism that permeates Boston sports arenas.On May 1, 2014, P.K. Subban, a Black National Hockey League player for the Montreal Canadiens, was viciously attacked on Twitter by racist fans of the Boston Bruins. The online attack resulted in the N-word becoming a top trending topic. Columnist Rosie Dimanno stated in response, “If you’re black-skinned, you have to be thick-skinned.” (thestar.com, May 2)Robert Traynham, a 1950s star player in the Negro Leagues, told Workers World, “When the Negro Leagues were broken up into clubs in the late 1950s, most of the major league teams began shunning Black players. The Red Sox were the last team to integrate. Tom Yawkey, the Red Sox owner at the time, owned a plantation in South Carolina. He did not want Blacks playing on the team and turned down Jackie Robinson, saying that even HE was not good enough!”When racism is woven into the historic fabric of a city, how can the attack on Adam Jones be an isolated incident? In the early 1970s busing for desegregation in Boston was court-ordered. Buses carrying Black school children were stoned daily by screaming, racist, white mobs. Black families’ homes in predominantly white neighborhoods were set on fire and vandalized. Reports of people of color being beaten and abused while walking after games in the vicinity of Fenway Park were common. A Black man walking across City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston had his nose broken by racist thugs wielding a U.S. flag.The march of 25,000 in Boston in 1974 to say NO to racism, which WWP was instrumental in organizing, stemmed the tide of this racist onslaught.Racism is alive and well in Boston — from attacks on Black students at Boston Latin School, the country’s first public school, to the ongoing “stop and frisk” policing of Black and Brown youth, and the increased disenfranchisement of communities of color through gentrification, attacks on public education, and cuts to social programs, etc.The rise of Trumpism emboldens diabolical racist elements all across the U.S. Banning an individual from Fenway Park will NOT eradicate racism from Fenway Park or anywhere else. Only an united mass struggle will.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Organizaciones rechazan visita de Guaidó

first_imgPublicado el 3 de marzo en Tribuna Popular, publicación del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Venezuela. Tras la contundente derrota que sufrió el imperialismo en su intento por vulnerar la soberanía de Venezuela con el show de la supuesta «ayuda humanitaria» el pasado 23 de febrero, el personaje que se autoproclamó Presidente de la República, Juan Guaidó, con la complicidad de Gobiernos derechistas títeres, se encuentra en un periplo propagandista por los países cuyos presidentes se han sumado a la conjura injerencista, traicionando las mejores tradiciones latinoamericanistas y sin contar con el apoyo de sus pueblos.Guaidó se está exhibiendo con los más desprestigiados dirigentes de la región, quienes representan el guerrerismo en Colombia, el militarismo en Brasil, la corrupción en Paraguay, el neoliberalismo en Argentina, la traición en Ecuador o el entreguismo en Chile.Tras estar el jueves en Brasil, recibido por el neofascista Jair Bolsonaro, donde organizaciones políticas y sociales se pronunciaron en rechazo a este «visita» y al papel que ha cumplido el Ejecutivo brasilero en los intentos por desestabilizar a Venezuela, Guaidó llegó el viernes 1 de marzo a Paraguay, donde el antipopular presidente Mario Abdó Benítez lo alabó al mejor estilo que lo hizo su Partido por 35 años al dictador paraguayo Alfredo Stroessner.En Asunción, frente a la Cancillería, se movilizaron delegaciones del Partido Comunista Paraguayo (PCP), el Partido Paraguay Pyahurã y el Frente Guasú, repudiando la presencia y recepción dada al golpista que pretende usurpar la Presidencia de Venezuela, al tiempo que rechazar la política de sumisión de Abdó a los intereses injerencistas de EEUU y la OTAN así como el explícito apoyo del Gobierno al golpe de Estado en curso en la nación venezolana.Ese mismo día arribó a Argentina, donde el presidente Mauricio Macri lo calificó de demócrata, mientras Guaidó, consultado por un periodista sobre una eventual intervención militar a Venezuela, lejos de negarlo, afirmó que «es una última opción de fuerza que nadie quiere.»El Partido Comunista de Argentina (PCA), la Liga Argentina por los Derechos Humanos y otras organizaciones sociales ratificaron que «la democracia no funciona por autoproclamación» y que «como familiares de víctimas y sobrevivientes del terrorismo de Estado en Argentina, conocemos lo que significa la injerencia de EEUU en cuestiones de política interna de nuestros países».Posteriormente, el 2 de marzo, el presidente de Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, al recibirlo lo denominó «adalid de esta cruzada de transformación profunda», y afirmó: «Así como lo hicimos nosotros en su debido momento, este momento, presidente Guaidó, estamos ya en el camino de salir del abismo en el que nos había colocado este mal llamado socialismo del siglo XXI».En Quito, Guayaquil y otras ciudades, el Partido Comunista de Ecuador (PCE) y decenas de organizaciones y movimientos se pronunciaron contrarios al vergonzoso papel que está cumpliendo el Gobierno de su país y reclamaron respeto a la autodeterminación del pueblo venezolano.Escenas similares se esperan este domingo 3 de marzo en Perú, la anunciada nueva escala del diputado Guaidó.Los pueblos latinoamericanos y sus organizaciones de vanguardia siguen demostrando que, a pesar de los retrocesos coyunturales, la semilla de la unidad latinoamericana y el antiimperialismo germina en suelo fértil.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Subway struggle: ‘We want accessibility, not more cops!’

first_imgDisability rights leaders Mary Kaessinger and Terrea Mitchell at Brooklyn subway station protest on Oct. 3.On Oct. 3, leaders in the disability rights movement led the latest in a growing movement of underground subway actions against the MTA’s racist police crackdown on “farebeaters.”Activists with the People’s MTA joined the People’s Power Assembly/NYC for a protest in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center station, a major transit hub connecting multiple subway lines.The main demand was that money be spent making subways accessible with elevators and ramps — rather than on surveillance cameras and ever-increasing police presence, which all statistics show focus disproportionately on Black and Brown riders.Carrying placards that read, “Our Subways Need $ for Elevators, Not More Cops” and “End Broken Windows Policing in the Subway,” activists made it clear who the real farebeaters are: Wall Street firms draining billions from the MTA. “The MTA spends billions in debt service to the banks,” said Mary Kaessinger, a disability rights leader and wheelchair user, as activists passed out leaflets to commuters, “and they don’t provide good train service to the people of this city.”The MTA has recently cut service on at least eleven bus lines, including Brooklyn’s busiest line — NYC’s second busiest — and is planning to cut 2,700 transit worker jobs. It has also removed printed schedules from bus stops, requiring riders to use smartphones — which not everyone can afford or is able to use.At the same time, the MTA announced it was flooding the subway with 1,000 more cops and outfitting stations with surveillance cameras.Terrea Mitchell, an African-American leader with the PPA/NYC who is sight-impaired, did not mince words when cops approached the Barclay’s Center protesters.“We don’t need more cops; we need accessibility,” she told them. Even before this year’s increase in police, the predatory and racist nature of subway policing gave rise to the Swipe It Forward campaign. It was started by groups like the Bronx’s Why Accountability to combat the oppressive practice of cops targeting Black and Brown riders who can’t afford the fare.This people’s campaign pushed back, getting the city’s district attorney to say in 2017 that arrests of fare evaders would be cut back. However, in Fall 2018 the MTA began a countercampaign, claiming it was losing $260 million a year from turnstile jumpers.‘The subway should be free’But what about the MTA payment of at least $3 billion a year to Wall Street banks for debt service? That’s tax-free money that rich firms rake in for doing literally nothing, while “fare evaders” are just poor and working people stretched to their financial limit. Adopting a pleading tone, the MTA’s anti-fare-evasion campaign has included thousands of subway ads imploring the riding public not to jump turnstiles, but supporting the message with the threat of repression.Repression breeds resistance. The ads have been widely mocked, many plastered over with stickers blasting the MTA for blaming the poor. One sticker reads, “The MTA Hates Poor People #SwipeItForward.” Another mimicked the MTA ads, but read: “See someone evading the fare? Maybe they don’t have $2.75. Maybe they were laid off. Maybe the ticket machines are broken.” Alluding to the Swipe It Forward campaign, the bottom of the faux ad reads, “Don’t snitch. Swipe.”Members of the People’s Power Assembly/NYC have been holding dynamic actions on the trains, going from car to car with placards — “Poverty Is Not A Crime, The Subway Should be Free” — and leaflets: “The MTA pays $7 million A DAY to Wall Street for loans taken out 100 years ago, while people are struggling to pay rent, their medical bills, their student loans and the $2.75 fare that is continuously rising.”The Barclays Center action combined righteous anti-racist sentiment with the demand for accessibility. This demand has been part of a campaign targeting the MTA which includes protests, a constant presence by wheelchair users at MTA board meetings, and a slew of lawsuits the MTA is spending millions fighting in court.The campaign has yielded results. Recently the MTA announced the creation of new elevators in 70 stations. This was a significant concession and a huge advance in the fight for true transit accessibility. Yet it lacked what many in the disability rights movement have been demanding: the MTA signing a legally binding commitment to create accessible stations.Without that, the MTA accessibility announcement could end up being another unfunded promise. The Oct. 7 cover of a free daily New York newspaper stated simply, “Experts concerned about how the MTA will pay its bills.” Uniting the many sectors of our class who face oppression in the city’s public transportation system is the best chance of forcing the MTA to do the right thing.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Choosing TCU as a religious minority student

first_imgTexas Frog Camps are now free for incoming students Kaylee Bowershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kaylee-bowers/ Previous articleSGA supports addition of new minorNext articleWomen’s tennis signs five-star players to 2017 class Kaylee Bowers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Graduation: Looking back Kaylee Bowershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kaylee-bowers/ + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TAGSaudiovideo Bollywood cardio class spreads cultural awareness Twitter From Muscat to Fort Worth ReddIt printSome question why a religious minority student would choose to come to a majority Christian school.The answer for Hira Chaudhary, a senior political science major and the co-president of the Muslim Student Association, was simple.“I just wanted to stay close to home,” Chaudhary said. “And this was the closest college.”Staying local and finding good programs are driving factors for other religious minority students to come to TCU as well, said Britt Luby, an associate chaplain in Religious & Spiritual Life.Chaudhary is a Sunni Muslim who grew up in a religious home in Roswell, New Mexico. She said Roswell did not have a masjid, or a Muslim Sunday school, so her family would meet with other families nearby and form their own groups.Chaudhary said that this resulted in an inclusive and enjoyable atmosphere. She wanted to learn more about her faith, rather than feeling obligated to.When she moved to Fort Worth, Chaudhary said she went to a high school with a somewhat similar environment as TCU, so entering a new, majority Christian setting was never a huge concern.“I feel like TCU is a very open community, very welcoming,” Chaudhary said.Chaudhary joined MSA as a first-year student and has continued to be a member ever since.Photos from MSA’s Facebook pageThe group is small, consisting of only about 15 to 20 members, but Chaudhary said it is important to have on campus.“It’s important not to sequester ourselves, but to raise our awareness to the rest of the community; just to let them know that we’re here,” Chaudhary said.Luby says it’s easy for people to be afraid of what they do not know, and religious minority groups like MSA give more information about what Muslims students are really like.Other TCU religious organizations include Hillel, Young Life, Chi Alpha, Better Together and the Latter-Day Saint Student Association.Religious & Spiritual Life wants to make sure the minority religious students can grow in their faith just like the majority groups, according to Luby.Audio Playerhttps://www.tcu360.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Britt-Luby.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Luby discusses some of the common challenges faced by religious minority students. “Minority religious communities make our campus richer and give TCU students an opportunity to meet people who maybe aren’t exactly like them,” Luby said.Read more about the Muslim student experience at TCU here. Kaylee Bowershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kaylee-bowers/ ReddIt Facebook MSA co-presidents, Hira Chaudhary and Amal Khan Facebook Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Kaylee Bowers Linkedin Kaylee Bowershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kaylee-bowers/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Students and professionals on campus weigh in on “13 Reasons Why” controversy

first_imgReddIt Linkedin Riley Knighthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riley-knight/ ReddIt The Leap: Why 13 students spent spring break in the concrete jungle printSPOTLIGHT “13 Reasons Why” from TCU Student Media on Vimeo.A new Netflix series is sparking controversy, compassion and conversations about suicide. Based on Jay Asher’s popular 2007 novel, “13 Reasons Why,” the show follows the fictional story of a teenage girl named Hannah Baker who leaves behind 13 audio recordings on cassette tapes after committing suicide. Each tape addresses a specific person who Baker says played a role in her decision to end her own life.The show has been received with both praise and scrutiny since its premiere March 31, however, some mental health experts have expressed concern that the plot paints a “revenge fantasy.” Netflix announced Monday that it intends to add a warning to the start of the series as an extra precaution to viewers.Dr. Linda Wolszon, director of the Counseling and Mental Health Center said it’s a myth to think somebody caused somebody else’s suicide.“It’s a fantasy that someone gets to die and communicate from beyond the grave,” said Wolszon. “The devastating thing about suicide is that it’s so final, and leaving that many people injured – the show depicts it like she’s getting revenge.”However, there are those on campus who had a different reaction after watching all 13 episodes.“The depictions in the show might not have been what people would normally assume would lead someone to suicide, but I think that’s why it’s effective,” said junior Abbey Gluck. “It showed that it doesn’t have to be a big event to lead someone to that decision, but can be smaller events over some time that can cause someone to feel alone or hopeless enough to make that decision.”Gluck said she felt that the actors in the show handled the material well and delivered an amazing performance.According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (ASFP), suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 15-34 in Texas.The final two episodes of the show depict a graphic portrayal of suicide and sexual assault. This led some medical professionals to worry about the risk of suicide contagion. According to the AFSP, suicide contagion or “Copycat Suicide” occurs when one or more suicides are reported in a way that contributes to another suicide.AFSP also reported that the risk of additional suicides increases when the story explicitly describes the suicide method uses dramatic or graphic headlines or images, and repeated or extensive coverage sensationalizes or glamorizes a death.The show gained media attention before its release thanks to its promotion by executive producer and celebrity, Selena Gomez – who’s an active advocate of mental health awareness.Both Gomez and the show’s writer, Nic Sheff, defended their decision in the detailed portrayal of Hannah Baker’s suicide.Sheff referenced his own experiences with self-harm in a letter to Vanity Fair, stating: “It seemed to me the perfect opportunity to show what an actual suicide really looks like – to dispel the myth of the quiet drifting off, and to make viewers face the reality of what happens when you jump from a burning building into something much, much worse.”The media response to the show has been so vast that the Frisco Independent School District sent out letters to parents across North Texas offering advice on preventing teen suicide.The Jed Foundation – a national nonprofit suicide prevention program- released a list of talking points emphasizing the fictional aspect of the show.Talking Points released by the Jed Foundation.“As a show, I think it was necessary to show the graphic depiction in order to develop the story,” said freshman Trey Fearn. “It was extremely hard to watch – which I think was the intended purpose.”Though the series has earned both positive and negative reactions, the scrutiny of the show has sparked conversation on the topic in schools all over the nation.Wolszon said that media attention certainly has a silver lining.“Maybe the show – in all its controversy – will get people talking,” said Wolszon. “It will get parents and friends and educators just to pay more attention to it.”TCU has multiple outreach programs for suicide prevention. The Hope Initiative offers suicide prevention skills training to student groups, faculty, and staff. Student Affairs’ awareness campaign, R U Ok? seeks to provide help, understanding, and resources to those in need. Students can also contact the Counseling and Mental Health Center at 817-257-7863. Walk-in crisis appointments are available. Twitter Previous articleTips and tricks to master TCUNext articleThe Skiff: May 4, 2017 Riley Knight RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Riley Knighthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riley-knight/ Riley Knight Riley Knighthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riley-knight/ The Leap: Staying on campus during Easter? We’ve got you covered Riley Knighthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riley-knight/center_img World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Facebook + posts A guide to designing your graduation cap Promotional poster for “13 Reasons Why.” Record number of participants in this year’s Dance Marathon TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Terrorism claims used to silence radio stations in Nord-Kivu

first_img Organisation News Reporters Without Borders condemns the government’s announced closure of five opposition radio stations in the Beni region of the eastern province of Nord-Kivu in a communiqué marked by irregularities. This type of measures makes it easier for the intelligence services to move against local media.Information minister Lambert Mendé announced the closures of the stations and the withdrawal of their licences in a communiqué broadcast by Radio Télévision Nationale Congolaise (RTNC) on 14 November. The stations are located in a region that is 400 km north of Goma, the provincial capital.The communiqué accused the five stations – RTGB (Radio Télévision Graben Beni), Radio Liberté Beni (RALIB), Radio Télévision Rwanzururu (RTR), Radio Ngoma FM and Radio Furu – of supporting terrorism and conniving with the ADF/NALU rebels.Owned by people affiliated with the opposition, all five stations are used to reporting the views of both ruling party members and members of the opposition.“Coming from one of the highest government levels, these closure orders display a disturbing degree of irregularity in both substance and procedure,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk.“It is hard not to see this as a political attempt to gag opposition radio stations. We call on the information ministry to rescind these orders, which obstruct the Congolese public’s right to pluralist news and information.”The orders violated procedure because, according to the law, it is not the information ministry’s job to announce the closure of radio stations. Any media closure on the grounds of content must be the subject of a procedure involving the Higher Council for Broadcasting and Communication (CSAC), whose duties include regulating the media.This established procedure gives the media concerned a right to respond to charges, which clearly did not happen in this case. The media must also be notified in writing, not by means of a communiqué read out over the air.“We were never formally notified,” Radio Liberté Beni director Jina Ivoha told Reporters Without Borders. “A government is supposed to use written documents. You cannot close a radio station by reading a communiqué. This is politics pure and simple. Our stations have been shut down simply because the government did not like us.”According to testimonies, the communiqué is being enforced on the ground through threats made by the mayor of Beni, Bwanakawa Nyonyi Jean Edmond, as well as ANR agents.The communiqué read out on the air by RTNC was also inaccurate. It listed Radio Ngoma FM as one of the stations to be closed although it stopped broadcasting nearly six month ago for lack of funds, long before the resurgence in atrocities by the AFD/NALU rebels in the Beni region two months ago.Closure and confusionThe communiqué also mentioned a radio station that does not exist – “Radio Furu.” There is a radio station in the Furu district of Butembo (a city 54 km north of Beni) that is called Radio Espoir FM but it has not stopped operating. One of its representatives, Léon Tsongo, said: “The information ministry closed ‘Radio Furu’ of Beni, not Radio Espoir FM of Butembo, so we think it does not concern us.”The National Intelligence Agency (ANR) has moved quickly to execute the closures albeit in a somewhat confused manner.ANR officials arrived at Radio Liberté Butembo on 15 November with the intention of closing it because they confused it with Radio Liberté Beni, which was named in the communiqué. They nonetheless returned to Radio Liberté Butembo this morning and this time they did cut short its broadcasts and confiscate equipment.Radio Liberté Butembo manager Ulrich Muyeye said the government took issue with the fact that the station broadcast an opposition politician’s comment on a speech by Nord-Kivu’s governor on the massacres in the city of Beni.Later in the day, after a mediation meeting, the material was returned to the radio which was allowed to broadcast again.Germaine Mwanza and El Katé Maganiryo, two journalists with Radio Graben Kasindi (located 80 km from Beni, near the Ugandan border), were arrested by ANR officers on 14 November and were held for 48 hours in an ANR detention centre.Shortly after their arrest, Radio Graben Kasindi was illegally closed, probably because officials confused it with Radio Graben Beni, one of the stations named in the communiqué. Although released, the two journalists have been forced to stay in Beni and have not been able to go back to work.The ADF/NALU rebels have been held responsible for a number of shocking recent massacres in the Beni region in which, according to Nord-Kivu civil society sources, 120 people have died since 2 October.Security is often cited as grounds for gagging the media in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is ranked 151st out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.(photo : Lambert Mendé, Information minister) RSF_en center_img November 17, 2014 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Terrorism claims used to silence radio stations in Nord-Kivu Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

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N15 fully reopened following fatal crash

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows The N15 has fully reopened following a fatal collision south of Ballybofey overnight.A man in his late twenties died in the single vehicle collision just North of Barnesmore Gap just before 11.30pm.It happened at Cashelnavene, 8 kilometres south of Ballybofey.The man was the sole occupant of a van which collided with a vacant house. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and his remains have been removed to Letterkenny University Hospital.Inspector Michael Harrison is appealing for information:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/mharris.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – December 4, 2018 Twitter Google+center_img Facebook Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleEnquiries continue after man fell from window of commercial premises in BunbegNext articleConcern over efficiency of Twin Towns Text Alert Scheme News Highland N15 fully reopened following fatal crash News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Exclusive: Cllr John O’Donnell reacts to poll topping tallies in Milford

first_img Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further By admin – May 25, 2019 Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Cllr John O’Donnell could top the poll in the Milford Electoral area. Tally figures have indicated that he may get over 2,000 first preference votes when the official count gets underway tomorrow.Cllr O’Donnell gave an exclusive interview to Highland Radio within the last hour:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/John-O-Donnell-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Exclusive: Cllr John O’Donnell reacts to poll topping tallies in Milford Pinterest Facebookcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleThree South Inishowen Candidates could exceed quota tomorrowNext articleHarps U17s have to settle for draw after late Dundalk equaliser admin Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNewsx Elections 2019 Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

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Phil Lesh Plots Busy Weekend Of Sit-Ins At Terrapin Crossroads

first_imgBeloved Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh is keeping himself busy these days, whether its performing with his own band or sitting in with the many groups that perform at his venue, Terrapin Crossroads. The San Rafael, CA locale will see Lesh play with a number of groups next weekend, as he’s been announced for shows during three consecutive nights at Terrapin.The first comes next Thursday, April 7th, when Lesh joins North Mississippi All-Stars’ guitarist Luther Dickinson & The Cooperators. Lesh and Dickinson have a long history together, as they’ve collaborated many times in the past. On the next evening, April 8th, Lesh will play with Americana band Goodnight, Texas, and his son Grahame Lesh’s band Midnight North will open.Finally, Lesh will perform with Jason Crosby & Friends on April 9th, which features venue regulars Stu Allen, Scott Law, and Jay Lane. Jason’s brother Chris Crosby will play bass when Lesh isn’t sitting in. Basically, this looks to be a Phil & Friends set, just one where Lesh doesn’t perform for the whole show.The Lesh-filled weekend looks to be a great one! More information here.last_img read more

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