Spate of sanctions against business media

first_img Organisation March 12, 2021 Find out more News to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Reporters Without Borders condemns a recent wave of sanctions against business media and journalists in connection with their coverage of the private sector. In the past few days, the magazine Business Watch was suspended for a month and journalist Bao Yueyang was fired as the editor of a business newspaper.“The free flow of business and financial information is still not a reality in China,” Reporters Without Borders said. “There is an urgent need for the Propaganda Department, local authorities and both state and private-sector companies to stop obstructing investigative reporting by the business media. We call for the sanctions against Business Watch and Bao Yueyang to be rescinded.”On the eve of a new round in the Human Rights Dialogue between China and the United States, Reporters Without Borders urges US secretary of state Hillary Clinton to raise these press freedom issues in frank manner with China’s diplomats.Business Watch was suspended for a month at the start of May in connection with an investigative report in the March issue about the state power company Grid Corp. The authorities did not appreciate the fact that the reporter had used internal company documents. The magazine, which is based in Xiamen, was suspended for two months a few years ago for an article about the mayor of Tianjin.Bao Yueyang was moved from his job as editor of China Economic Times to another post within the Development Publishing Company as a result of his coverage of allegations about contaminated vaccines in Shanxi province which had been a big story in the Chinese press since March until the authorities restricted reporting on Chinese websites and ordered the traditional media to just use the official news agency Xinhua’s dispatches.Bao, who has refused to comment on his dismissal, had a reputation for encouraging his reporters to investigate sensitive issues.The China Media Project recently reported that the authorities ordered the leading daily Nanfang Dushi Bao’s website to remove an editorial expressing reservations about philanthropic practices by Chinese companies. Zhang Hong was fired as deputy editor of the Economic Observer newspaper in March for helping to draft a joint editorial published by several newspapers about the need to reform the internal passport system known as the “hukou.”Around 10 foreign and Hong Kong journalists have meanwhile been briefly arrested in the past few weeks. At least three Japanese journalists and several South Korean journalists were arrested at Dalian and Tianjin during North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s visit to China. Then four Hong Kong journalists who were in Sichuan province to cover a corruption story linked to the 2008 earthquake were prevented from working by local officials, who escorted them to a police station. May 12, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Spate of sanctions against business media News ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Chinacenter_img News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Newslast_img read more

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Goodbye ARLA, NAEA and NAVA and hello Propertymark, says chief

first_imgThe new boss of Propertymark, Tim Balcon, has confirmed that the organisation’s plan to jettison ARLA, NAEA and NAVA and create a single organisations is to go ahead, following his arrival four months ago.During an interview with The Negotiator that will be published in full within the next issue of our magazine, Balcon said the dropping of these historic brands was part of a new focus for Propertymark.He said that the organisation wants its core message to come from a single organisation rather than being diluted via a multitude of sub-brands.“They all share the same purpose which is to be professional and we all sign the same code of conduct, and those are the things we’ll share under one brand,” he says.“By coming together it gives us a much stronger voice, but it doesn’t mean we’ll make everyone the same; Propertymark will still recognise those different skill sets.”ProfessionBalcon says Propertymark has achieved a lot of things in the past including adding value for its members, but that the property industry is due to become more of a ‘profession’ in the coming months and years, and that agents will have to prove they are competent, knowledgeable and practice in a way that instils trust in the consumer.“And although RoPA isn’t the government’s highest priority at the moment, it’s eventual implementation will help in this move to greater professionalisation,” he says.“We want Propertymark to take agents from the basic entry-level requirements of RoPA and move them forward a being a professional.”tim balcon NAVA NAEA propertymark ARLA February 2, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Goodbye ARLA, NAEA and NAVA and hello Propertymark, says chief previous nextAssociations & BodiesGoodbye ARLA, NAEA and NAVA and hello Propertymark, says chiefPropertymark boss Tim Balcon tells The Neg that his drive to make property industry into a ‘profession’ will be easier under one roof.Nigel Lewis2nd February 202101,601 Viewslast_img read more