Sixth cyber-dissident jailed in worst crack-down since 2002

first_imgCreate your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org Organisation Five other pro-democracy activists have been tried over the last five days. Huynh Nguyen Dao, Nguyen Bac Truyen and Le Nguyen Sang were respectively sentenced, on 10 May 2007, to three four and five years in jail. The following day, the lawyers Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thi Cong Nhan were sentenced to five and four years in prison.Six cyber-dissidents were arrested between January and September 2002: Le Chi Quang, Pham Hong Son, Pham Que Duong, Tran Khue, Nguyen Vu Binh and Nguyen Khac Toan. They were sentenced to jail terms of up to 12 years in prison. Of these, only Nguyen Vu Binh is still behind bars. The others were released in the month before Vietnam became a member of the WTO, in November 2006. April 22, 2021 Find out more Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison to go further VietnamAsia – Pacific April 7, 2021 Find out more News Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam ————————- Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders said it was stunned by a five-year jail sentence handed down today to pro-democracy activist Tran Quoc Hien, the sixth such sentence in a week.The 42-year-old member of the democratic movement “bloc 8406” and spokesman for the United Workers-Farmers Organization (UWFO) was sentenced for “spreading anti-government propaganda” online and “endangering state security”, at the end of a four-hour trial. He had been arrested in January 2007.Voicing deep concern about the crackdown, the worldwide press freedom organisation said: “It is the worst series of arrests and sentences since 2002. The Vietnamese government is playing games with the international community. It pretended for several months to be ready to open up, with the aim of easing its membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), but it is now obvious it was a smokescreen.”“Vietnam is one of the most authoritarian and repressive countries in the world, a country where the simple fact of publicly calling for democratic reform leads to prison. It is time that Europe, the United States and all democratic governments got tougher with the Vietnamese authorities”, the organisation said.center_img Follow the news on Vietnam News RSF_en News VietnamAsia – Pacific May 15, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sixth cyber-dissident jailed in worst crack-down since 2002 April 27, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Reporters Without Borders said it was stunned by a five-year jail sentence handed down today to pro-democracy activist Tran Quoc Hien, the sixth such sentence in a week.The 42-year-old member of the democratic movement “bloc 8406” and spokesman for the United Workers-Farmers Organization (UWFO) was sentenced for “spreading anti-government propaganda” online and “endangering state security”, at the end of a four-hour trial. last_img read more

Are you leading a credit union transformation?

first_img 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pembroke Since joining CUES in March 2013, John Pembroke has played a leadership role in developing and launching a new direction in CUES’ strategy, branding and culture. Under his guidance, CUES … Web: www.cues.org Details My job as the CEO of CUES has an important goal in common with the jobs of many of our members: Transforming an organization rich in history and prestige into one that’s positioned to meet the evolving needs of current and future members.Like many credit union CEOs and top executives, I’ve tackled this challenge in part by tapping into the knowledge of existing staff—and that means developing outstanding internal communication has been critical. Recently, I sent this email to all CUES staff members to explain my perspective on how we can best get our messages across to each other. If you know me, you won’t be surprised that I used an analogy from sports to explain:“To me, communicating with others is like passing a basketball. When someone passes their teammate the ball, if the intended result of their pass doesn’t happen, it’s the passer’s fault, not the recipient. If there is a mistake, perhaps the passer should have thrown a bounce pass versus a chest pass. Maybe the passer should have waited until the recipient got in a better position before he passed the ball.The same principles hold true when I communicate to others. I want every communication to result in the other party clearly understanding my message. How I deliver my message depends on the individual(s) listening and the situation. At CUES, we’re making significant progress with our communication. We’re addressing silos, providing constructive feedback and engaging in tough conversations to address the true opportunities or challenges at hand. I’m proud of the progress we’ve made, and know we will continue to improve as we continue to embrace effective communication.”This internal communication effort means we know what CUES members are going through—and we’re positioning ourselves to help. As examples, check out our new CUES Elite Access™: Virtual Classroom courses on Transformational Leadership (free to CUES-member CEOs;  June 6, July 18 and Sept. 12) and How to Influence Others (Sept. 19 and 26). And of course our flagship CEO Institute III: Strategic Leadership Development (next to be held Aug. 20-25 at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business) continues to be a program graduates consistently say molds them as professionals who effectively lead others.Please let me know how your efforts to lead your history-rich organization into a successful future are going. I’ll have more stories and additional resources and programs to share when we talk.last_img read more

Missing From State Plans to Distribute the Coronavirus Vaccine: Money to Do It

first_imgThe C.D.C. advisory group has also stressed the importance of a campaign to persuade the public to take the vaccine, noting that messages were likely to be more effective if they came from community leaders than from the federal government. North Carolina says its campaign will use “photos, video, and personal testimony of celebrities, leaders of historically marginalized populations, and other trusted messengers receiving vaccine as early adopters.” As soon as the F.D.A. approves a vaccine, the C.D.C.’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will meet to issue recommendations, already in the works, on how it should be distributed. It will almost certainly say that health care workers should be the group with the highest priority for vaccination, followed by essential service workers, people with high-risk medical conditions and those older than 65.But states will be allowed flexibility within those guidelines; Maryland, for example, plans to include its prison and jail populations in its “Phase 1” priority group. State officials also have to figure out whom to focus on within priority populations if they get less vaccine than they need.During the C.D.C. advisory committee’s meeting last month, some members said they wanted to ensure that information about any safety problems would be made public quickly. The Department of Health and Human Services has said its goal is to start shipping a vaccine within a day of F.D.A. authorization. Until now, the F.D.A. and the C.D.C. have maintained one data system for patients or providers to report bad reactions to vaccines. They plan to supplement that system with a smartphone-based tool that checks in with individuals who have been vaccinated to see whether they have had any health problems.- Advertisement – Record-keeping requirements will also be an overwhelming task, officials said. The C.D.C. wants to track, in real time, the age, sex, race and ethnicity of everyone who is vaccinated — states usually provide such data quarterly, at best — so it can analyze how well the vaccination campaign is going among different demographic groups day by day and make adjustments if certain populations or regions have low vaccination rates. The C.D.C., which holds frequent planning calls with state and local health officials, is also still working on persuading states to hand over the personal data of their citizens. In its data use agreement with the states, the agency has requested each vaccine recipient’s name, date of birth, address, race, ethnicity and certain medical history.“States have never had to report that to the federal government,” said J.T. Lane, the chief population health and innovation officer of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, adding that his organization was seeking clarity on exactly how the information would be used. In particular, the organization’s members worry that the information could be used by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to track undocumented immigrants.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more