to go further South KoreaAsia – Pacific January 14, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists prosecuted for covering murder case involving president’s relatives News RSF_en South KoreaAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders condemns the criminal defamation proceedings against two independent journalists, Kim Ou-joon and Choo Chin-woo, that have been under way for more than a year. President Park Geun-hye’s brother, Park Ji-man, accuses them of insinuating that he was involved in the 2011 murder of his cousin. Follow the news on South Korea Organisation News Help by sharing this information RSF calls for the release of South Korean journalist jailed for defamation Receive email alerts Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News November 19, 2020 Find out more On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia They were acquitted on all charges in a jury trial last year but the prosecutor appealed, without presenting any new evidence, and a Seoul high court judge is due to issue a verdict on 16 January.Kim presents Naneun Ggomsuda, a podcast created in April 2011 (20 months before President Park’s election), in which Choo criticized inconsistencies in the investigation into the murder of Park Ji-man’s cousin, Park Yongchul. According to Choo, the police failed to account for many facts and contradictions that cast doubt on the investigation’s hasty conclusions. Claiming he had been defamed, Park Ji-man sued both of them. “This prosecution is a crude manoeuvre designed to dissuade journalists from doing their job in a matter of public interest,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“The work done by Choo and Kim could not only shed new light on the murder but also expose an attempt to hush up the case. The courts must recognize the media’s right to cover public interest matters, regardless of their sensitivity. They must also refrain from applying defamation laws that provide for jail sentences and thereby encourage self-censorship and endanger freedom of information.”The Korean Union of Media Workers issued a statement on 7 January accusing the authorities to trying to intimidate the two journalists, who have received international support from various quarters including well-known US philosopher and political commentator Noam Chomsky.Chomsky called their prosecution “a serious attack on freedom of press” and, referring to South Korean democracy, said “some of its achievements are being undermined.”A petition for the journalists’ acquittal can be signed here.South Korea has been falling in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index for the past three years and is now ranked 57th out of 180 countries.(photo: Makiko Segawa) November 11, 2020 Find out more August 18, 2020 Find out more
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Email Kasia Zabinska and BNest, Eamon Ryan, BNest Founder (centre back) with some of the participants from the 2017-18 BNest social enterprise incubator. Picture: Cian ReinhardtBNest, the first dedicated Social Enterprise Incubator Programme in Ireland held a free Ask&Advise evening at the Bank of Ireland Workbench space, O’Connell Street Limerick.The Ask&Advise evening allowed organisations with an aim of making a positive social impact to share advice, tips, and useful contacts with organisations and people making a social impact in our communities.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Eamon Ryan, founder of BNest said, “Our idea was simple – gather together in one room those who work on making a positive social impact and anyone willing to help them and give them advice.“Events like Ask&Advise shows the power of people’s minds when they let themselves loose and share problems with other like-minded people. There is nothing more powerful.”Chris MM Gordon, Founder of the Irish Social Enterprise Network and Managing Partner of Collaboration Ireland was the host of the evening.Mr Gordon said the evening is beneficial for social enterprises who often find themselves “caught between two stools,” as they are trying to make profits selling products and services but are also trying to achieve the social aspect.BNest is an initiative created specifically to help social entrepreneurs nurture their start-ups, it aims to bridge the gap between achieving social impact and running a business, while also supporting its participants on their personal journeys.Applications for the 2018/2019 BNest annual six-month programme will open July 1, 2018. The programme teaches emerging social entrepreneurs how to get their new organisations off to the best start by focusing on key areas related to developing their enterprises, in terms of business, social and personal aspects. Previous articleWin cinema ticketsNext articleEVA tour and talk Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Kasia Zabinska of BNest says, “We want BNest to be the go-to place for social impact businesses and Ask&Advise events help to increase connectively amongst them and anyone willing to help, because together we can achieve so much more!” adding, “What we’re doing here, is bringing people closer together. Every question asked received great, outside-of-the-box, practical suggestions, and so many useful contacts were shared.”While a third AskAdvise evening is being planned for the second half of the year, BNest encourages everyone interested in this space to attend their event, ‘Social Entrepreneurship – A Path For Me?” which will take place on Saturday, June 9 from 10am to 3pm at the Nexus Innovation Centre at University of Limerick. The event is a half-day interactive and practical workshop to give you insights into the reality of social impact business. It will let you explore the social enterprise space using actual stories of local businesses, non-profits, and community enterprises and help to understand a little more of the possibilities it might offer you. While the workshop is free, they are asking all participants to contribute €25 towards a local charity, Milford Hospice. For more info contact [email protected] the Limerick Post Business section for similar stories. WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up NewsBusinessBNest creates social impact with Limerick entrepreneursBy Cian Reinhardt – May 11, 2018 2139 Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Linkedin TAGSBank of IrelandBNestbusinessCommunitysocialWorkbench Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Print TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!