Xinhua: the world’s biggest propaganda agency

first_img China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News September 30, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Xinhua: the world’s biggest propaganda agency Help by sharing this information Reports With more than 8,000 employees and 105 branches worldwide, the official news agency, Xinhua, is at the heart of censorship and disinformation put in place by the communist party. To mark the 56th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, Reporters Without Borders releases a report of an investigation into how this highly unusual news agency operates. News March 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation On the eve of the 56th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, Reporters Without Borders releases a report of an investigation into the role of the news agency Xinhua News Agency in the system of propaganda and censorship put in place by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).With less than three years to go before the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the worldwide press freedom organisation calls on the Chinese government to reform the state-run media. Although it is more and more regularly cited as a credible source – nearly one third of the news reports on China selected by Google News originate from the agency – Xinhua, the head of which has the rank of minister, is the linchpin of control of the Chinese media.Successor to the agency, Red China that was founded by Mao Zedong, Xinhua adopted its current name in January 1937. Since October 1949, this state-run news agency has been completely subordinate to the CCP.The Reporters Without Borders’ report includes accounts from several Xinhua journalists who agreed, on condition of anonymity, to explain how the control imposed by the CCP’s Propaganda Department operates on a daily basis.With the help of former French journalist on Xinhua, Reporters Without Borders exposes the distortion of facts, hatred for its enemies (particularly the United States and Japan) and its support, through the treatment of international news, for the world’s worst regimes.Despite a certain economic liberalisation of the media sector, Xinhua remains the voice of the sole party. Hand-picked journalists, who are regularly indoctrinated, produce reports for the Chinese media that give the official point of view and others – classified “internal reference” for the country’s leaders.After being criticised for its lack of transparency, particularly during the Sars epidemic, Xinhua has for last few months been putting out news reports embarrassing to the government, but they are designed to fool the international community, since they are not published in Chinese. Follow the news on China RSF_en center_img to go further News April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more Related documents Xinhua report in englishPDF – 298.31 KBXinhua report in chinesePDF – 73.16 KBXinhua report in frenchPDF – 344.39 KB ChinaAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Nguyen Vu Binh on hunger strike

first_img Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Organisation Related documents proces-NguyenVuBinh-2.pdfPDF – 55.77 KB RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang News The cyberdissident began a hunger strike on 5 May 2004 at the end of his appeal trial. Vu Binh is protesting against the court’s decision to uphold his sentence of seven years in prison followed by three years house arrest. Reporters Without Borders has repeated its condemnation of this unfair sentence that has pushed the human rights activist to risk his life.________________________________________________________(To read this press release in Vietnamese, download the file at the bottom of this page)Reporters Without Borders has expressed deep disappointment as an unjust prison sentence was confirmed on appeal against cyberdissident Nguyen Vu Binh of seven years in prison and three more under house arrest.Journalists and foreign diplomats were prevented from attending the 5 May appeal hearing of Vu Binh, former journalist for a communist publication.The international press freedom organisation said, “We condemn this abusive use of a charge of espionage” against Vietnamese dissidents. “What connection can there be between posting articles on the Internet, campaigning for human rights and espionage?” the organisation asked.”This conviction reminds us that freedom of expression is constantly trampled underfoot in Vietnam, on the Internet as in other media,” it added.The appeal hearing, that lasted less than two hours, was attended by Vu Binh’s wife and father. His wife said after the hearing that her husband intended to go on hunger strike to press for his release.Vu Binh’s sentence was confirmed while that of another cyberdissident Pham Hong Son, was reduced on appeal on 26 August 2002, from 13 to five years in prison. This particularly harsh sentence appears to be linked to a the fact that Vu Binh testified before the US Congress in 2002 about human rights violations in his country.He was reportedly also accused of being in contact with “subversive dissidents” such as Le Chi Quang and Pham Hong Son, who are also behind bars. He was also supposed to have received 4,5 million dongs (around 230 euros) from a “reactionary foreign-based organisation”. He was also accused of taking part in an anti-corruption organisation as well as making a request to the authorities in 2000 to set up a liberal democratic party. Finally, he was convicted for posting items on the Internet of a “reactionary nature”, in particular an essay entitled “Thoughts on the Sino-Vietnamese border agreements” in which he criticised a 1999 treaty signed between China and Vietnam.With seven now behind bars, Vietnam has become the world’s second biggest prison for cyberdissidents after its neighbour China. The authorities censor the Internet and monitor emails to track down Internet dissidents. For more information on freedom of expression on the Internet in this country, go to the report “The Internet under Surveillance”, released by Reporters Without Borders in 2003.Biographical details:Nguyen Vu Binh is a former journalist on the official Vietnamese communist party publication Tap Chi Cong San (Communist Reviews). A pro-democracy activist, he founding the independent organisation Democracy and Freedom and is the author of a number of articles posted on the Internet since 2001, appealing for political and economic reforms in the country.Vietnamese version of the press release : The cyberdissident began a hunger strike on 5 May 2004 at the end of his appeal trial. Vu Binh is protesting against the court’s decision to uphold his sentence of seven years in prison followed by three years house arrest. Reporters Without Borders has repeated its condemnation of this unfair sentence that has pushed the human rights activist to risk his life. RSF_en VietnamAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Vietnam Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnamcenter_img April 22, 2021 Find out more April 7, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information VietnamAsia – Pacific News News Receive email alerts to go further May 7, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nguyen Vu Binh on hunger strike Newslast_img read more

Imperfect 10: Bundesliga confirms 10 players positive for Covid-19

first_imgImage Courtesy: ESPNAdvertisement 5z6hNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs82dr0jdWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8wmz( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) nflWould you ever consider trying this?😱5cfyCan your students do this? 🌚nw0gpRoller skating! Powered by Firework While football was one of the major sports that was halted due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic, a number of European football leagues such as the French Ligue 1 and the Dutch Eredivise had already decided to cancel the ongoing season. However, Bundesliga had faced an ‘infinite suspension’ of its 2019-20 season, and after positive COVID-19 cases from FC Cologne emerged, the German Football Association (DFL) had decided to carry out a number of tests. Now, a total of ten players from both the first and second division of the German top flight have tested positive.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ESPNPrior to a complete restart of training, a total of 1700 players and staffs from 36 Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga clubs were tested, but DFL has decided to keep their identities disclosed.“The tests carried out over the past few days have served their purpose of providing additional security and thus protecting players from infection during team training or matches,” DFL said in a statement.Advertisement “The appropriate measures, for example the isolation of the affected persons, were taken immediately by the respective clubs in accordance with the specifications of the local health authorities,” the statement added, “the overriding goal is to ensure maximum prevention on the basis of detailed distance and hygiene measures and permanent monitoring,” The DFL also stated that another round of test will be conducted in the coming week, as there are chances of positive cases that may have been isolated.Advertisement Back on 13th march, Bundesliga was first suspended until April 2nd, which was later extended to 30th. However, while normalcy hasn’t returned in Germany and even behind closed door matches can be a potential hazard for the players, the German government has decided to release a statement on Wednesday regarding the any further decision regarding postponement or resumption of the sport in the country.Bayern are currently seating at the top of the league table with 55 points from 25 games, four points ahead of Borussia Dortmund.More than 166,000 positive cases have been confirmed in Germany till date, and the death toll has risen to 6,909.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Sachin vs Dravid: who is the toughest Indian batsman Shoaib Akhtar has ever faced?Sony Pictures Sports Network launches ‘The Blue Revolution’ that revisits the Indian cricket team’s victorious campaign of the 1985 B&H World Championship of Cricket Advertisementlast_img read more

What time is the 3-point contest?

first_imgSeth Curry, Portland Trail BlazersStephen Curry, … The 2019 3-point contest during NBA All-Star Weekend is sure to be one for the ages. Three of five players in the field are having the best individual seasons in NBA history for 3-pointers. They include Steph Curry, Buddy Hield and Kemba Walker. Are you ready? Here’s what you need to know for this epic shootout.When: 5 p.m. PT (second event)Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C.Who: Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns (defending champ)last_img

Iguodala recalls when he and Draymond got under Kevin Durant’s skin at practice

first_img“Hey bro we not doubling in open gym. I … Length is a big deal in basketball. Legs, arms, wingspan, stride, elevation. The longer the better.One possible exception: A long memory.Three former Warriors teammates — Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Kevin Durant — were recently included in a hot topic circulating on Twitter.The subject sprung to life recently when Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker got his tank top in a knot because he was getting double-teamed during a pick-up game.last_img read more

WEF Africa 2016: The village of the future

first_img13 May 2016To technologically transform our villages, the government first needs to work on land reforms, Gisele Yitamben #af16 pic.twitter.com/oJulP69iNM— FACRA (@FACRA_Angola) May 12, 2016Panellists at the WEF on Africa 2016 session the Village of the Future included renewable energy expert Sameer Hajee, Babatunde Osotimehin director at the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Millicom Africa CEO Cynthia Gordon and Cameroonian economist Gisele Yitamben.Kenyan entrepreneur James Mwangi moderated the session.The theme for the discussion asked the question How can rural economies become self-sufficient? The conversation covered a number of issues including:Moving from a consumer to producer mind-set;Fostering distributed manufacturing; and;Building on the strengths of their communities.The panel discussed at length the power of mobile technology and renewable energy in empowering rural communities to compete in the global market place.Issues and challenges such as climate change, gender equality and land reform were also weighed up against the backdrop of evolving African social and political structures.Watch the full panel discussion below:Source: WEF Africa 2016last_img read more

The Aare Gorge | Aareschlucht | Gorges de l’Aar – GC1YH51 – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – October 11, 2012

first_imgCrossing the board walkEach Geocache of the Week takes us around the globe and sneaks us a peek at a geocaching adventure that we may otherwise never explore. The Aare Gorge | Aareschlucht | Gorges de l’Aar (GC1YH51) EarthCache in Switzerland delivers on adventure – big time.Located between the villages of Meiringen and Innertkirchen, the river Aare is also home to an EarthCache that’s been around since September 2009. Geocachers can explore the beauty of a 1,400 meter (4,593 feet)  long and 180 meter (590 feet) deep gorge.The gorge has been accessible for more than 100 years by safe paths and tunnels. Walking through the gorge is a unique way to experience raw nature. Gigantic rocks, consisting mainly of ancient hard limestone and the river’s light green colors mesmerize nature lovers and geocachers alike.Exploring the path over the riverSince ernies set up this EarthCache three years ago, nearly 300 geocachers have logged a smiley, shared an incredible 1,149 images, and awarded it 48 Favorite Points.One geocacher who logged this EarthCache writes, “It’s unbelievable what mother nature has created. We saw the quieter side of the gorge. The water was almost still, the rocks so tall and intimidating. What an incredible experience. We would have never visited this place if it weren’t for this cache. Thank you ernies for bringing us to this amazing place.”International EarthCache Day logoThere are nearly 15,000 active EarthCaches. At least one can be found on every continent. Since 2004, EarthCaches have taken us on educational adventures that you may otherwise never have learned. Sunday, October 14, 2012 marks the 6th annual International EarthCache Day. We invite you to go out and explore the world by visiting an EarthCache site. For more information about EarthCaches, check out the Geocaching.com Presents – EarthCaches video or visit the Geological Society of America (GSA).Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected] over Aare riverShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGorgeous Gorge (GC2PC2V) – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 3, 2013January 2, 2013In “Community”Masca – Los Gigantes – Masca – a real adventure — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 20, 2017In “Community”Råbjerg Mile – GC21787 – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – October 25, 2012October 25, 2012In “Community”last_img read more

Yusuf Pathan can play crucial role for India in WC: Kapil

first_imgThe Indian batting order may be filled with explosive players who can take the game away from the opposition, but 1983 World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev feels all-rounder Yusuf Pathan’s role in the lower-middle order could swing the team’s fortunes in the mega event.Kapil Dev”(Yusuf) Pathan can turn the game around for India coming at 6-7. He has the capability to win matches from losing situations,” the legendary all-rounder said when asked about the one player who can turn the tide in the February 19-April 2 tournament.”As long as he is at the crease, the opposition cannot breathe easy,” he said at a promotional event for Idea Cellular in MMumbai.On whether Pathan should bat up the order, Kapil said, “After the advent of Twenty 20 cricket, there is no specific number for a batsman. It (T20) has changed the game.-With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

FEU extends winning streak, UST gets third win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University maintained its foothold atop the standings after brushing off University of the East, 25-10, 25-21, 25-18, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Tamaraws improved to 5-0 card while the Red Warriors stumbled to a 1-4 record for the No. 7 spot.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Bornzkie Mangosong rides to win anew in MMF Supercross P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Redijohn Paler led FEU with 12 points while John Paul Bugaoan had 11 points.In the other game, University of Santo Tomas had a quick victory over De La Salle, 25-22, 25-18, 25-17, for its third win against two losses.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Tiger Spikers 3-2 record gave them sole possession of the fourth spot with Ateneo (2-2) falling to the fifth seed.Joshua Umandal put up 18 points to lead UST while Manuel Medina added nine. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy View comments 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crashlast_img read more