Thirty Berlusconis – South American giant’s flawed media landscape

first_img News January 24, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Thirty Berlusconis – South American giant’s flawed media landscape Organisation Receive email alerts RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is today releasing a report entitled “Brazil, the country of 30 Berlusconis” that examines all of the shortcomings of this South American giant’s media landscape It is based on fact-finding visits to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasilia in November 2012.Open publication – Free publishing – More brazilThe media topography of the country that is hosting the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics has barely changed in the three decades since the end of the 1964-85 military dictatorship.As well as the ten or so major companies that dominate the national media and are mainly based in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil has many regional media that are weakened by their subordination to the centres of power in the country’s individual states. The editorial independence of both print and broadcast media is above all undermined by their heavy financial reliance on advertising by state governments and agencies.The media’s fragility encourages violence. Five Brazilian journalists and bloggers were murdered in connection with their work in 2012, making Brazil the world’s fifth deadliest country for media personnel.Two journalists who specialize in police and public security issues also had to flee abroad last year, while the campaign for the October 2012 municipal elections saw an increase in threats and physical attacks on media regarded as showcases of the politicians who own them.This report also examines another obstacle to freedom of information – the increase in judicial proceedings accompanied by censorship orders targeting individual news outlets. The best-known is the leading daily O Estado de São Paulo, the subject of a censorship order for threatening the interests of former President José Sarney’s family. But the Brazilian Internet and blogosphere are also increasingly being targeted by court-ordered censorship, while netizens impatiently await the adoption of a new Internet law called the Marco Civil, which would guarantee Net neutrality.A new media law has proved to be a divisive challenge ever since the press law introduced by the former military government in 1967– under which recalcitrant journalists were jailed and both print and broadcast media were subject to prior censorship – was belatedly repealed in 2009, more than two decades after the adoption of the democratic constitution.An obsolete electoral law still limits political news and information, while ill-suited broadcast frequency regulation makes many community radio stations illegal, all to often leaving them to be ignored, like the grass-roots civil society organizations to which they are linked. Changing the legislation would require the consent of the many politicians with media interests they jealously protect.The new laws awaited by Brazil’s news providers are among the recommendations that Reporters Without Borders makes at the end of its report. The country has many strengths. Its diversity could become a model for other countries. April 27, 2021 Find out more BrazilAmericas Help by sharing this information Related documents Brazil ReportPDF – 1.88 MB Reports News Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil News May 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Brazil to go further 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America BrazilAmericas April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Protest against religious ownership of hospitals at UHL today

first_img Previous articleProtest against Chechnyan concentration camps at Bedford Row todayNext articleMunster defeated by Saracens at Aviva Stadium Editor Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement NewsHealthProtest against religious ownership of hospitals at UHL todayBy Editor – April 22, 2017 953 TAGSNational Maternity HospitalParents for ChoiceUHL “There is extreme overcrowding in UHL this morning” – UHL WhatsApp Linkedin Limerick hospital group closes field hospital as extra bed capacity comes on streamcenter_img Parents for Choice will protest at maternity hospitals across Ireland, including outside University Maternity Hospital Limerick, today, Saturday April 22, against the decision of Minister Simon Harris to grant ownership of the National Maternity Hospital to the Sisters of Charity.“As parents, we are protesting to protect our maternity care and our daughters’ future care. We want to ensure that healthcare facilities paid for by the people of Ireland are accountable to and run by the people of Ireland,” said Parents for Choice spokesperson Sinéad Redmond. “This decision by the state to grant ownership to an order of nuns of our National Maternity Hospital is unjustifiable. A national service belongs in public, not private hands.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Redmond continues: “Many of us in Parents for Choice are lone mothers. Many of us have birthed in this hospital. It is not long ago that women like us and our babies would have been locked up by this order of nuns in their laundries. It is a mark of disrespect to survivors of these institutions, still owed reparations by this order, and to the women of Ireland, to give them ownership of our National Maternity Hospital. We call on the minister to reverse this decision, and to implement a modern, transparent system of ownership and governance of our national maternity hospital.”Parents for Choice campaign for access to a full range of reproductive choices, and bodily autonomy for people who are pregnant, whether they wish to continue the pregnancy or not. This includes repeal of the Eighth Amendment, reform of the HSE National Consent Policy and access to free, safe and legal abortion. “Multiple outbreaks” of COVID-19 at University Hospital Limerick Email Twitter Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days Cancellations at UHL and Ennis Hospital Infection Control Team in place at University Hospital Limerick following “outbreak” of Covid-19 Printlast_img read more