New Minister for the Third Sector announced

first_img  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 9 June 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New Minister for the Third Sector announcedcenter_img Previous Ministers for the Third Sector include Kevin Brennan (October 2008), Phil Hope (July 2007), and Ed Milliband (May 2006).John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), welcomed Ms Smith’s appointment, adding: “We hope Ms Smith will put tax effective giving and Gift Aid reform at the top of her agenda.“This is particularly important now as charities see demand for their services increase in the face of recession. We estimate that charities miss out on £750 million a year in unclaimed Gift Aid, which would make a massive difference to causes up and down the UK.”www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/third_sector.aspx Tagged with: Law / policy Recruitment / people Angela Evans Smith, the MP for Basildon, has been appointed as the new Minister for the Office of the Third Sector. She takes over from Kevin Brennan, who has been moved to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.Smith worked as parliamentary private secretary to Gordon Brown when he became Prime Minister in 2007.The Office of the Third Sector is part of the Cabinet Office, which also saw a change of minister last week with Tessa Jowell replacing Liam Byrne as Minister for the Cabinet Office. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Live censorship on government TV station amid criticism of new broadcasting law

first_img November 7, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Live censorship on government TV station amid criticism of new broadcasting law News Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders condemns the government pressure that led to the debate programme “Ira Anduru Pata” being cut short as it was being broadcast live on the evening of 4 November on state TV station Rupavahini. It ended a discussion of a new broadcasting law by three guests, including Free Media Movement convener Uvindu Kurukulasuriya.The presenter announced a break for advertisements after 45 minutes, but the rest of the programme, which normally lasts two hours, was suppressed. Kurukulasuriya had been criticising the government’s media policies before he was censored. It was the first time in nine years that this press freedom activist was invited to speak on Rupavahini.This censorship came as widespread criticism forced the government to retreat on its newly-introduced Private Television Broadcasting Station Regulations. After receiving representatives of journalists’ organisations and media owners, media and information minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa announced that implementation of the new regulations would be suspended for a month, and he gave the media two weeks to submit their proposals for amendments.Four people, including Kurukulasuriya as FMM representative, filed a petition before the supreme court challenging the regulations, which were published in the official gazette on 10 October without any form of prior consultation. The new rules would restrict development of privately-owned TV by increasing the government’s control over the issuing and withdrawal of broadcasting licences, which would have to be renewed annually.Noting the government’s decision to suspend the regulations, Reporters Without Borders said: “This law is extremely dangerous for media freedom. Delaying its implementation is not enough. Its content needs to be changed radically.” to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on Sri Lanka July 15, 2020 Find out more January 13, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Organisation News July 29, 2020 Find out more Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial RSF_en last_img read more

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