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Fundraising Standards Board appoints TurnerPR

first_imgTurnerPR Managing Director Jenny Turner said: “Self-regulation in fundraising is a rapidly growing movement and one that we are committed to. During the current economic crisis, anything we can do to help build donors’ confidence in charities is a must; we will be working closely with the FRSB to enhance its profile and its positioning as a positive and supportive force within the charity sector.”The FRSB account will be managed by Associate Director Lucinda Frostick, alongside other TurnerPR clients, including global capacity builder and organiser of the annual International Fundraising Congress, The Resource Alliance, and telephone fundraising specialists, Relationship Marketing.www.turnerpr.co.uk  62 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Fundraising Standards Board Law / policy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) has appointed TurnerPR, the specialist PR and communications agency for the fundraising sector, to implement and deliver the PR programme for the UK’s self-regulatory body for fundraising. The agency will work to raise the profile of the FRSB amongst both the sector and charity supporter audiences.Together with the marketing campaign, led by Marketing Manager Samantha Wilson, the PR strategy aims to increase membership and build public awareness of the self-regulatory scheme for fundraising. Key objectives include building public confidence in fundraising and ensuring clarity about the role of the FRSB amongst all core stakeholder groups.Alistair McLean, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Standards Board, said: “We are very pleased to be working with Turner PR. They have great credentials in the charity sector and, as we enter a new stage of our growth, I am confident that they can help us raise our profile both within and outside of the sector. I am thrilled by a number of new initiatives that they have already proposed for the coming year.” Advertisementcenter_img Fundraising Standards Board appoints TurnerPR Howard Lake | 13 July 2009 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Journalist and human rights activist Dina Meza threatened again

first_imgNews Reports News April 27, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist and human rights activist Dina Meza threatened again Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the threats received by journalist and human rights activist Dina Meza, the latest in a long list of acts of intimidation against journalists in recent months. The targets have included two other women journalists after they organized a protest in defence of free expression outside the presidential palace last December that was dispersed violently.“We firmly condemn the repeated threats to Meza and other journalists and human rights defenders in Honduras and we urge the authorities to take whatever measures are necessary to deal with this situation, which limits freedom of expression and obstructs human rights work,” Reporters Without Borders said.Meza is a member of the Committee of Families of Detainees and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH) and works with the Defensores en Línea website. As a journalist, she often covers land conflicts in the Bajo Aguán region. She has reported being the target of repeated threats and acts of intimidation since February.On 22 February, she received two SMS messages signed “Commando Alvarez Martinez” (CAM), a pseudonym often used for sending threats to human rights activists and journalists after the 2009 coup d’état. One said: “We are going to burn your ‘pipa’ (vagina) with caustic lime until you scream and then the whole squad will have fun. CAM.” And the other said: “You’ll end up dead like the Aguán people, there’s nothing better than screwing whores.”While near her home with her son on 6 April, she saw two men taking photos of them. She reported receiving three calls on her mobile phone at different times of the day on 14 April from someone who said nothing. When she finally called back, a man calling himself Miguel answered and, at the end of the call, said: “Look after your pipa.”“There have been repeated acts of intimidation against journalists and human rights activists in the Aguán region, which has been militarized in response to major peasant protests about access to farmland,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We alert public opinion to the gravity of this situation, in which members of peasant organizations are not the only ones who are paying dearly.“Like Amnesty International, which recently issued an ‘Urgent Action’ alert about the dangers to which Meza is exposed, we urge the Honduran authorities to take effective measures to protect her, as requested by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), an offshoot of the Organization of American States.“The authorities will be held responsible for whatever happens to Meza following these threats, which are similar to these received in December and January by ‘Journalism for Life’ collective members Itsmania Pineda Platero and Gilda Silvestrucci. The dissemination of pluralist news and information is largely dependent on human rights activists and civil society organizations in Honduras.”Meza told Reporters Without Borders she is still not getting any protection from the authorities and that, as she still feels threatened, she has changed her daily routines. She is due to have a meeting in the ministry of public security in the coming days to put her case and request protection.Although she has reported the threats to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the IACHR rapporteur for human rights defenders, she thinks the Honduran government will adopt no more than temporary measures and will not address the root of the problem.With a total of 26 journalists killed in the past decade (including 19 since the 2009 coup and two since the start of this year), Honduras is ranked 135th out of 179 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Reporters Without Borders has also learned that TV presenter Noel Valladares was gunned down in Tegucigalpa on 23 April. He hosted the “El show del Tecolote” on Canal 66 Maya TV. RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America May 13, 2021 Find out more HondurasAmericas Follow the news on Honduras Receive email alerts RSF_en center_img December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies HondurasAmericas Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more News to go further Help by sharing this information last_img read more