RWB appeals to media outlets to publish Charlie Hebdo cartoons

first_img RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story to go further FranceEurope – Central Asia Organisation Receive email alerts Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Follow the news on France News Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out more May 10, 2021 Find out more News January 7, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB appeals to media outlets to publish Charlie Hebdo cartoons News In response to today’s shocking attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo that cost 12 lives, Reporters Without Borders issues an international appeal to media editors to begin publishing Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons tomorrow. FranceEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Renowned worldwide for its irreverent cartoons, Charlie Hebdo has always put its fight for freedom of information first. And now its staff has been decimated by an unspeakable act of violence that targets the entire press. Journalism as whole is in mourning.But freedom of information cannot shrink in the face of barbarity and yield to blackmail by those who assail out democracy and what our republic stands for. In the name of all those who have fallen in the defence of fundamental values, let us continue Charlie Hebdo’s fight for free information.By making this appeal, Reporters Without Borders is expressing its deepest solidarity with Charlie Hebdo.last_img read more

One quarter of companies failing in their digital transformation and only…

first_imgLimerickNewsOne quarter of companies failing in their digital transformation and only 4% reach their targetsBy Staff Reporter – March 12, 2021 143 Twitter Close-up of male hands using laptop in home.ONE quarter of companies are failing in digital transformation, a leading conference of business leaders organised out of Limerick has heard.The inaugural Irish Centre for Business Excellence (ICBE) ‘Digital Productivity Virtual Summit’ heard that success rates for transformation in the digital space have dropped considerably from other areas of change over the past 15 years. The event heard that digital transformation is the biggest “change” that business has faced and that it has been accelerated many times by COVID.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The summit is the first in a series of such conferences that will build up to a global ‘Digital Transformation’ gatherings hosted by the ICEB, which was founded and is based in Limerick, in 2027 as part of events around the Ryder Cup, which will be hosted in Adare in six years’ time.Opening the event, Laurent-Pierre Baculard, who leads Bain & Company’s Digital Transformation practice in EMEA from its Paris office, said that the experience of the past 15 years is that some 16 percent of organisations achieve or exceed initial objectives for change. However, the success rate for full digital transformation is as low as 4%, with as many as 25% failing, he said.He said that change in a company is inevitable and companies have to progress, often without knowing where they are going in terms of technology.  Mr Baculard also highlighted the focus of millennial job seekers, who want to be inspired, engaged and satisfied with their work.Some 74% want to feel like their work matters, 52% rate culture as very important when thinking about employers and 64% believe they need additional skills and knowledge to thrive.The conference also heard from representatives of Dell and Sprinklr about their digital transformation customer engagement partnership. Sprinklr, the world’s leading customer experience management platform, works with 900 of the world’s top 1,000 companies and, among others, helped transform Dell’s customer engagement.Murali Krishnan, Senior Vice President – Customer Delight with Sprinklr, said that its platform made a huge impact on Dell’s customer engagement, in terms of customer satisfaction, customer resolution, turn-around times and more.He said that people born from the mid ‘60s to the early part of the last decade – generations X, Y and Z – are adopting the web and social media channels to interact with brands.“This is the way that the whole world is changing and with COVID, it’s accelerated many, many times. This is why it’s important to realise that most organisations, while they want to embrace digital, don’t know how to go about doing it.”Meanwhile, Chairman of the ICBE Kieran Noonan – Site Director of Operations and Global Lens Enterprise Excellence at Bausch + Lomb and Shingo Executive Board Member – said that the digital transformation underway is the biggest “version of change” that industry has experienced today.There is, he said, a lot of trepidation in terms of where digital transformation takes us but the Summit gave comfort that digital transformation is very similar to the Lean transformations that has been embraced over the years.“There’s a common theme through all of this and it is that it still centres around people and the development of people, things that we are well used to such as leadership, people, system, tools, behaviours and it really centres and focuses on that first piece with leadership,” he said.Mr Noonan, who is also Enterprise Excellence Shingo Examiner at the Shingo Institute, said that the Summit had raised not just awareness of the data transformation but the “direction we all need to follow to ensure we are ready and leading the way forward”.He continued: “But we have a consistent theme, as we have mentioned all the way through this Summit and we have got experience in that, and it’s called ‘implementing change’.  This is a new version of change and a bigger version of change than what we have seen before but the principles will still be the same. The power of ICBE is its ability to harness knowledge sharing, collaboration and collective growth between its members.”This week’s summit follows on from a peer-group gathering of Irish leads of some of the largest multi-nationals operating here last November which explored the ‘New World of Work’, how COVID-19 has been impacting on the way we work and how the digital transformation will be an enabler to meet and overcome residual challenges from it in the years ahead.The summit explored key insights into the world of Digital Productivity and Transformation, with speakers from global organisations sharing their experiences of utilising cloud computing, app development and agile thinking to improve collaboration and productivity.Speakers included Richard Seroter, Director, Google Cloud; Mark Gallagher, Managing Director, Formula 1/Performance Insights; Laurent-Pierre Baculard, Senior Partner, Bain & Company; Richard Fitzgerald, Global Head of Social Supports, Dell Technologies. 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Santos Affirms That FARC Leaders Are in Delicate Health

first_img Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos affirmed on 7 May that several leaders from the top ranks of the FARC, including alias “Pablo Catatumbo” and “Romaña,” are in delicate health as a consequence of the Army’s pressure. The president indicated that a series of items of the guerrilla group’s correspondence intercepted by the authorities demonstrates the “personal and health difficulties” suffered by the members of the Secretariat (the highest-ranking body, made up of seven leaders) and the Central General Staff (31 leaders) of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Santos specified that Jorge Torres Victoria, known as “Pablo Catatumbo,” commander of the Western Bloc and a member of the Secretariat, “suffered a serious accident when he fell down a hill and broke several bones. Medical care is not easy for him to get due to the military situation in the area.” Likewise, he indicated that Henry Castellanos Garzón, alias “Romaña,” commander of the Eastern Bloc and a member of the Central General Staff, “has spinal problems that prevent him from walking.” The head of state added that alias “Alberto Espuelas,” of the Eastern Bloc, has Parkinson’s disease, and that alias “Bertulfo Álvarez,” also a member of the Central General Staff, has serious prostate and heart problems. In addition, he indicated that other rebel leaders are believed to suffer “arthritis and hepatitis,” according to the correspondence intercepted by the Army’s intelligence services. Speaking at a public event in Medellín (400 km northwest of Bogotá), Santos invited all the guerrillas to demobilize. “We say to those who continue in that craziness of being in the mountains shooting off guns, you will end up in prison or in a tomb, but if you demobilize, you will have a normal life, a life with a family,” the president concluded. At the same event, the commandant of the Armed Forces, Adm. Édgar Cely, affirmed that “all” the FARC’s highest-ranking leaders are ill and added that the authorities are going to “give them last rites, one by one.” The FARC, founded in 1964, is Colombia’s chief guerrilla group, with around eight thousand fighters at present, according to government estimates. The National Liberation Army, which is believed to have 2,500 subversives, also operates in the country. By Dialogo May 10, 2011last_img read more