RSF’s concrete initiatives for more reliable news and information

first_img“The great problems confronting humankind and democratic systems cannot be addressed without freely-reported, independent and reliable news and information,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “We are working on a global mobilization based on concrete solutions, at a disturbing time in which the number of the world’s democracies is starting to decline.”In message posted on the UN website to mark International Day of Democracy, UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres said: “Democracy is showing greater strain than at any time in decades. That is why this International Day should make us look for ways to invigorate democracy and seek answers for the systemic challenges it faces.” Organisation RSF_en Protecting journalistsInternational bodiesEvents Freedom of expressionUnited Nations The Paris-based international NGO is making this important and concrete contribution at a time of very specific historic circumstances, in which humankind is facing major and unprecedented challenges. News Protecting journalistsInternational bodiesEvents Freedom of expressionUnited Nations center_img As the United Nations prepares to celebrate International Day of Democracy tomorrow, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is working on innovative ways to support democracy by reinforcing freely-reported, independent and reliable information throughout the world. September 14, 2018 RSF’s concrete initiatives for more reliable news and information Chaired by Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi and RSF’s Deloire, the commission comprises 25 prominent figures of 18 nationalities. The initiative’s ultimate goal is an international commitment by governments, private-sector companies and civil society representatives to be based on the Declaration and to be called the “International Pledge on Information and Democracy.” In April, RSF launched a “Journalism Trust Initiative” with the aim of promoting journalistic methods and ethics and editorial independence by giving concrete advantages (especially economic advantages and more visibility) to news media that adhere to these standards. A work plan was adopted on 23 May by more than 80 media outlets, publishers’ associations, journalists’ unions, digital platforms and regulatory entities. The next working session will be held in Paris on 5 October.The defence and promotion of journalism, which plays a key role in democracies, also means protecting journalists. Ever since the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2222 in May 2015, RSF has been coordinating the #ProtectJournalists campaign for the appointment of a special representative of the UN secretary-general for the protection of journalists. This campaign, which is backed by a growing number of governments and by 130 media outlets, journalists’ unions and NGOs around the world, has already led to the appointment by the UN secretary-general of 14 focal points with responsibility for journalists’ safety in key UN agencies and departments. RSF has been working in this direction in recent months, launching a series of innovative, concrete and complementary initiatives designed to strengthen freely-reported, independent and reliable news and information, without which proper democracies cannot exist.On 11 September, 70 years after the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Paris, RSF announced the creation of an “Information and Democracy Commission” tasked with drafting an International Declaration on Information and Democracy that will be a point of reference for the provision of democratic guarantees for information and freedom of opinion. Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Top independent film producer, Alicia Van Couvering, joins Film in Limerick…

first_imgLifestyleArtsNewsEducationTop independent film producer, Alicia Van Couvering, joins Film in Limerick for online masterclassBy Cian Reinhardt – April 23, 2020 826 INDEPENDENT film producer, Alicia Van Couvering will join Film in Limerick on Wednesday, April 29, for a free ‘creative producing’ online film masterclass through Innovate Limerick.The masterclass is the latest in the Wednesday Workshops series and is open to anyone in the Mid-West with an interest in filmmaking.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ten years ago, at the age of 22, American film producer, Van Couvering got her big break as the producer on Lena Dunham’s first feature Tiny Furniture, which launched Dunham’s career and became the basis for the hit HBO series GirlsSince then she has continued to champion indie directors and collaborate with indie stalwarts including Joe Swanberg, Ry Russo-Young, and Olivia Wilde. Van Couvering has worked with some of the most exciting young actors in Hollywood including Rebecca Hall, Anna Kendrick, Greta Gerwig, and John Krasinski, as well as big stars like Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon.Regional Film Manager Paul C. Ryan said Van Couvering is someone who built a “remarkable career” making personal films “with the best new talent in the industry”. “Alicia is someone who has built a remarkable career doing just that and continues to find and develop original exciting stories,” Said Mr Ryan, adding, “and I’m looking forward to hearing about her experiences and her advice for local producers looking to jump into making their own features”.In 2012 Van Couvering was listed as one of 10 producers changing Hollywood by The Wrap and her name continues to be attached to brave and original storytelling.  She is set to make her first feature with an Irish director this coming year as producer of ‘The New World’ – the feature directorial debut from Irish actor, writer, and director, Sharon Horgan (Pulling, Catastrophe, Divorce).With her extensive experience finding, developing, and producing indie hits, Van Couvering will share her journey and insights in to developing films with new directors and how to build a flourishing career as a creative producer.The session with Alicia Van Couvering is the third of 10 free online Wednesday Workshops events that Film in Limerick has developed for aspiring and practicing filmmakers in the Mid-West. The initiative is supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. Register for the event here Facebook Email Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning Limerick schools urged to get involved in STEM challenge Previous articleAbbeyfeale company getting back to workNext articleWATCH: Highlights of Limerick’s 1973 and 2018 All Ireland Wins Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] WhatsApp Print Linkedincenter_img Belltable:Connect invites applications for Translating Live to Online Workshops this Autumn Advertisement Film in Limerick Launches New Documentary Film Scheme Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 TAGSartseducationfilm in limerickIrelandlifestyleLimerick City and County RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick Senator has beef with meat industrylast_img read more