“Naked Truth” RSF campaign to defend reliable reporting in Brazil

first_img RSF_en In Brazil, where President Jair Bolsonaro uses lies and attacks on the media to mask his inability to address the Covid-19 pandemic’s devastating impact, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is about to launch a communication campaign called the “Naked Truth” to highlight journalism’s vital importance in providing access to reliable information about the pandemic. In January, he invited journalists to “go have sex with their whore mothers” and to “ram condensed milk cans up their backsides.” These outrageous and crudely-worded comments were just the latest volley in a well-oiled strategy of attacks on the media by the president and his closest allies, as RSF noted when reporting that it had logged no fewer than 580 attacks on the media in 2020. News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies February 19, 2021 – Updated on February 22, 2021 “Naked Truth” RSF campaign to defend reliable reporting in Brazil *Photomontage**Figures as of 21 February 2021. Source: Consortium of Brazilian newspapers consisting of UOL, O Estado de S. Paulo, Folha de S. Paulo, O Globo, G1 and Extra, which decided on 8 June 2020 to create an unprecedented alliance to obtain coronavirus case numbers directly from local authorities in the country’s 26 states and the Brasilia federal district, and to issue their own bulletins. RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America May 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further The aim is to make Bolsonaro symbolically face reality, instead of blaming the media in order to shirk responsibility for his disastrous mishandling of the crisis in Brazil, which has the world’s third-highest number of confirmed Covid-19 infections. The aim is also to emphasize the importance of facts for understanding the pandemic and taking appropriate action, facts that Brazilians could not access without the work that journalists do. Brazil is ranked 107th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. BrazilAmericas Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesEvents Freedom of expression Receive email alerts “This ‘shock’ campaign is meant to raise awareness and combat the Bolsonaro system’s constant attacks on the media,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “These attacks are both intolerable from the moral viewpoint and dangerous for the Brazilian population, which is deprived of vital information about the pandemic. The work of journalists is crucial for reporting the facts and informing people about the reality of the health crisis. The right to information, which is closely linked to the right to health, must be defended more than ever in  Brazil.” Produced by the BETC Paris advertising agency and to be launched on 22 February, the new RSF campaign will draw attention to the naked truth – the reality of the facts beyond Bolsonaro’s preposterous and manipulative claims – by means of a photomontage showing him naked* behind a sign displaying the latest figures for Covid-19 deaths and positive tests**. BrazilAmericas Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesEvents Freedom of expression The “Naked Truth” is one of a long line of powerful, irreverent communication campaigns that RSF uses to draw the public’s and international community’s attention to violations of the freedom to inform. Produced by the BETC Paris advertising agency, it is available in four languages (Portuguese, Spanish, French and English). Related documents post-facebook-twitter-insta_1.zipZIP – 9.1 MB Campaigns Organisation News Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil Follow the news on Brazil April 27, 2021 Find out more The work of the Brazilian media has become much more fraught since Bolsonaro was elected president in October 2018. Constantly insulting, denigrating, stigmatizing and humiliating journalists has become the president’s trademark. Any media revelation threatening his or his administration’s interests triggers a new round of violent verbal attacks. Reports April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Champlain College’s BYOBiz Program receives grant from The Coleman Foundation

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt. — Champlain College’s BYOBiz (Bring Your Own Business) Program has received a $90,000 grant from The Coleman Foundation, Inc. in Chicago to further enhance its entrepreneurial education programming.The grant will help to enhance Champlain’s entrepreneurship curriculum, formalize the integration of student business development into courses, augment the entrepreneurial collection in the library, and provide seed funding for the creation of a dedicated BYOBiz facility called the Champlain Business Hatchery.As a dedicated BYOBiz facility, the Champlain Business Hatchery will provide working office space for up to 22 students starting in the 2008-2009 academic year. Through an application process, students will be awarded space for a set term. In return, students will be expected to meet pre-negotiated deliverables to advance their businesses. The Hatchery will become the epicenter of entrepreneurship on the Champlain campus.The grant will also help enhance entrepreneurship curriculum with the formal integration of student business development into courses. New courses will be added and two existing courses will be enhanced to better suit entrepreneurial students. Additionally, BYOBiz faculty will look across the majors at Champlain to identify courses that can be “BYOBiz Enabled.” That is, in these courses students will address issues associated with their developing business as the basis for project work. For example, BYOBiz students in the Financial & Economic Modeling course might develop product pricing models for their business or students might use an internship course to develop their marketing plan to earn course credits. The Coleman Foundation, Inc. is a private, independent grantmaking foundation established in Illinois in 1951. The Foundation funds “unique education institutions with a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship education and awareness,” according to its Web site. The Foundation has asked Champlain to use the grant as an opportunity to challenge supporters of the College and entrepreneurship education in Vermont to contribute funds to make BYOBiz a sustainable initiative.”We’re thrilled that the Coleman Foundation is backing our vision to redefine entrepreneurial education,” said Champlain College President David F. Finney. Champlain’s BYOBiz Program is a groundbreaking program for student entrepreneurs to bring the business theyve started — or the business they’re thinking about starting — to college with them. “BYOBiz encourages and supports emerging entrepreneurs with educational and real-world business resources,” Finney said. “We anticipate that many of these highly motivated students will create businesses that stay in Vermont and create Vermont jobs.”The BYOBiz Program was unveiled in 2006 and has earned national recognition in Entrepreneur magazine, USA Today, and the Marketplace business report heard on public radio stations across the country.# # #last_img read more