News reporting hit by Internet blackout in West Papua

first_img Receive email alerts IndonesiaPapua New GuineaAsia – Pacific Online freedoms Armed conflictsInternetFreedom of expression Indonesia is ranked 124th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en IndonesiaPapua New GuineaAsia – Pacific Online freedoms Armed conflictsInternetFreedom of expression August 23, 2019 – Updated on August 26, 2019 News reporting hit by Internet blackout in West Papua News Internet access in West Papua was initially slowed down and then disconnected altogether on 21 August in what the information ministry called a “temporary” measure designed “to accelerate the process of restoring the security and order situation in Papua and the surrounding areas,” where violent protests have been taking place. During a protest outside the ministry of communication and information technology in Jakarta on 23 August, a demonstrator brandishes a #KeeptItOn sign denouncing the Internet blackout in West Papua (right). The blackout is the next step after dispatching soldiers to the region (left). (Photos: DASRIL ROSZANDI / AFP , ANI / Free Press Journal) As a result of the blackout, journalists reporting in the field have been finding it extremely difficult to transmit their stories, photos and video, and to contact their news organizations and sources. June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for an immediate end to a two-day-old Internet blackout in West Papua, where Indonesian security forces have been clashing with Papuan pro-independence demonstrators. The blackout violates the freedom to inform and makes it hard for journalists to work, RSF said. Violent protests and rioting began in West Papua on 17 August after police raided a student campus to arrest young Papuans accessed of removing the Indonesia flag. The raid triggered multiple clashes between the security forces and pro-independence activists, and has prompted the Indonesian authorities to dispatch 1,000 soldiers to the region. Help by sharing this information center_img “Cutting Internet access prevents journalists from covering the situation and encourages rumours, at the risk of fuelling instability in the region,” RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk said. “This measure constitutes a disproportionate violation of the right to information and freedom of expression, which underpin all democracies. We urge the Indonesian government to reconnect the Internet without delay.” News June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom June 7, 2021 Find out more Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News News to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Follow the news on Asia – Pacificlast_img read more

The best credit union websites we’ve seen all year!

first_imgThis year we’ve been working with a number of credit union clients who are looking into redesigned their websites. So we have a pretty awesome running list of gorgeous, high functioning CU websites we’ve compiled as examples. Here’s our Top 10 List of the Best Credit Union Websites we’ve seen so far this year!(Disclaimer: These sites are in no specific order, and ALL of these are fully mobile responsive, as this is a MUST for any website to be used as an example. We also tested all of these sites using the Google mobile performance tool, and included load times for each site. Mobile load times can vary widely based on cellular service provider, but this tool gives a good idea of the average load times when going to the site from a mobile device. The faster the load time the better, of course!)1. Evolve Credit Union(Mobile Load Time – 5 Seconds)Evolve also has a ‘start live chat’ option which is huge! Millennials LOVE chat for customer service, so this is a great feature for pushing out to younger members! Nice work! continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

PR skills valued most in 21st century marketing strategy

first_imgThe methods of attracting and retaining credit union members have changed dramatically in the last five to 10 years. Suddenly, public relations tactics, not marketing, are preferred for driving revenue.Bringing in new members used to be a numbers game. It still is, to a great extent, but the rules of engagement have changed. Attracting prospects isn’t about pushing out sales messages to as many people as possible. Rather, it’s about drawing people in by creating and distributing content that serves them, not the credit union. Continuous sales outreach and self-promotion have fallen out of favor.The consumer is bombarded by choice. They don’t choose a financial institution because they saw an ad or read a mailer. They have become immune to sales pitches, advertising, post cards branch blitzes and cold calls. Rather, consumers prefer be courted over the long term with relevant content, third party credibility, social media engagement, and more visibility of selective member facing personnel and management team via personal branding.Today, the recommended process for increasing market share is to attract audience, develop relationships to build trust and credibility, and collect warm leads. Then is the time to initiate the sales process. Staffed by people with strong writing, communication and strategic planning skills, the public relations function has always been about relationship building, reputation management, positive media exposure, brand journalism (a.k.a. content marketing), speech writing, the newsletter, community relations, corporate giving, and more. Because this change happened so rapidly, most credit unions, known for being slow adopters, are struggling to keep up. To make matters worse, the rooted credit union leadership team continues to resist the mandates of the digital environment, which is evident in staid, self-promoting website content, the use of social media as a free advertising platform, the scarcity of management LinkedIn profiles, and more.The way to keep up with how target markets now make decisions is by updating four, crucial pieces of the business plan: repositioning the brand, building a bigger platform in the digital space, PR training for in-house marketing specialists, and changing mindset that values brand engagement over self-aggrandizement. 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Dana Dobson Dana Dobson is an award-winning public relations expert, keynote speaker and author of, “How to Reach Millions with Artful PR.” Over her 30-year career, she has developed winning PR and … Web: dana-dobson.com Detailslast_img read more

Syracuse offense limited by stranding multiple baserunners in 4-3 win over Louisville

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 13, 2018 at 9:47 pm Contact Kaci: [email protected] Two straight walks had SU threatening. But the next play, Rachel Burkhardt grounded out to shortstop for the final out. It left the two runners left stranded, a sign of what was to come in the next few innings.Syracuse (21-18, 5-11 Atlantic Coast) left 10 runners on base over the course of the first four innings in its 4-3 win over Louisville (24-17, 7-7). When SU got on base, it struggled to capitalize.“Sometimes it’s tough, it’s not an easy situation to be in,” junior Alicia Hansen said. “…we have to get mentally past ‘don’t leave them on.’”While SU struggled to bring players home, those chances hardly came. A 1-2-3 inning in the fifth furthered the Orange’s offensive struggles.The sixth inning went similarly. Hansen doubled at the start of the inning, giving SU its first baserunner since the bottom of the fourth. Then senior Sammy Fernandez singled and Hansen started to run home. Louisville worked the ball in to catcher Jenna Jordan, who met Hansen at the plate, tagging her out. The closest SU had gotten to a run in a few innings stretch remained just that.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt didn’t end there though. After the play at home, Fernandez continued running to second. Jordan threw the ball to teammate Maddy Newman, who successfully performed the double play. The next batter, Bryce Holmgren, flew out to right field to end the inning. Albeit different, it was once again a 1-2-3 inning. SU’s bats finally started to work, but no runners remained on the basepaths.“It’s just us being aggressive and aggressive base running,” head coach Mike Bosch said. “… Unfortunately, things didn’t go our way in those situations.”SU’s offensive futility was apparent when players got on. In the second inning, Sammy Fernandez popped a ball up along the first base side. A Louisville player got under the ball and caught it to retire the inning with bases loaded. The third inning ended in similar fashion when Lailoni Mayfield flew out to center field.“We definitely noticed as a whole that we were leaving runners on,” Hansen said. “… Sammy was on with bases loaded, there were a lot of people that were up with runners on base.”In the bottom of the fourth, Fernandez was on third base when Holmgren was up to bat. The outfielder was hit by a pitch and jogged to first. Holmgren watched the pitcher, waiting for her opportunity to steal. While Gabby Teran was watching the pitch come toward her, Holmgren stole second. The catcher threw to the same base in an attempt to get an out but Holmgren beat the ball. Fernandez turned the steal into a double steal as she ran home to get the second run of the game.Teran’s ensuing single put runners on first and second with one out. But, following suit, the next two players struck out to end the inning. Once again, with runners on.“Don’t go down looking, go down swinging, at least put up a fight if you’re going to do it,” Hansen said. “In that case, we came together and were able to push hits through with people on base.” Commentslast_img read more