Concerns about threats to press freedom in France as Europe marks ‘stand up for journalism’ day

first_img to go further FranceEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Follow the news on France Reporters Without Borders today spelled out its concerns about press freedom in France as journalists’ unions demonstrated as part of a European action day, “Stand up for Journalism”. The worldwide press freedom organisation is seeking a raft of reforms which would allow journalists to work in a “positive environment”.These were a guarantee of journalists’ right to protect their sources, better access to public information and changes to laws obstructing the right to be informed and to inform the public. These laws included ‘protection of private life’ and the offence of receiving information which violates professional confidentiality or the confidentiality of an investigation.“France made 31st place out of 169 countries in our latest world press freedom rankings with only Spain, Italy, Romania, Cyprus, Poland and Bulgaria doing worse within the European Union,” the organisation pointed out. Reasons for this ranking were searches at media offices, including in May 2007 at the satirical newspaper Canard Enchaîné, and summonses and criminal investigations of journalists such as summonses against journalists at France 3 Sud television and the daily paper Midi Libre issued by the SRPJ police in Montpellier this July. There had also been some cases of censorship, including the killing of an article about Cécilia Sarkozy in the Journal Du Dimanche (JDD) in May this year.Reporters Without Borders issued a challenge to candidates to the April 2007 presidential elections about the state of press freedom in the country. Since then the organisation has made several representations to the government reminding it of the importance to France of improving working conditions for journalists and the need to guarantee the independence of the media in relation to political and economic authorities. It also put concrete proposals to Justice Minister Rachida Dati and her office calling for amendments to some laws including those on protection of sources. News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Receive email alerts News June 4, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Organisation November 5, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concerns about threats to press freedom in France as Europe marks ‘stand up for journalism’ day June 2, 2021 Find out more FranceEurope – Central Asia RSF_en RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story News News May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Accounting technician apprentice scheme to create 20 Limerick jobs

first_imgTwitter TAGSaccountancybusinessfinanceKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Advertisement Previous articleAnn & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 12 | The great forgettingNext articleHospitality trade can lead Limerick out of lockdown Meghann Scully Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedincenter_img BusinessLimerickNewsAccounting technician apprentice scheme to create 20 Limerick jobsBy Meghann Scully – May 7, 2020 803 Facebook Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Business finance man calculating budget numbers, Invoices and financial adviser working.LIMERICK students have been encouraged to consider a national accounting technician apprenticeship programme available at Limerick College of Further Education which will create 20 jobs in the area this year and 150 positions nationally.The accounting technician apprenticeship is a funded, work-based learning programme which sees apprentices earn at least €19,700 a year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Leaving Certificate students and mature learners can apply for the programme through Accounting Technicians Ireland.One of Ireland’s top accounting professionals has given his backing to the accounting technician apprenticeship which allows participants work, earn and learn, saying it offers businesses a chance to reduce the risk of ‘group think’.Grant Thornton Managing Partner Michael McAteer’s own accountancy career began with evening classes organised by Accounting Technicians Ireland.He said the programme is a win-win for the employer and the accounting technician apprentice, allowing firms to broaden their client offering and provide excellent career prospects for students.The accounting technician apprenticeship provides a real alternative for Leaving Certificate students who prefer practical training to a full-time college programme, or for students who may have embarked on a college course and found it didn’t suit them.It is also an attractive option for existing employees and mature learners who would like to pursue a career in accounting.The programme sees accounting technician apprentices work in the office four days a week and study in a local college on the other day during the two-year apprenticeship, which begins in September.Successful graduates may then progress on to full accountancy with Chartered Accountants Ireland or one of the other professional accountancy bodies.“The most important thing to avoid in any business is ‘group think’.  If all your graduates come through college degree courses, you may find a certain mind set there,’’ said Michael.The accounting technician apprenticeship is particularly appealing to school leavers who prefer learning by experience to full-time college, according to Gillian Doherty, Chief Operations Officer at Accounting Technicians Ireland.“Our students, when they complete the apprenticeship, gain a much in-demand accountancy QQI Level 6 award and two years of solid work experience, placing them in a strong position to progress in business or to further study.“This is a pan-sectoral programme which meets the needs of industry, practice and the public sector, and graduates enjoy exemptions from the full range of professional accountancy bodies including Chartered Accountants Ireland, CPA, ACCA and CIMA.”For more details see accountingtechniciansireland.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash last_img read more