BBC extends appeal deadline Howard Lake | 12 July 2008 | News Tagged with: corporate Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The deadline for charities to apply for appeals on BBC Radio 4 and BBC One’s Lifeline programme has been extended to 24 July. This is for appeals to be broadcast during the period May-July 2009.BBC One Lifeline appeals raised £142,597 for 12 charities working in the UK and overseas during 2006-7.Larry Boyd, Communications Officer at Tools for Self Reliance, whose patron Archbishop Desmond Tutu has broadcast two BBC appeals for the charity over the last nine years, says on the BBC site: “It would be impossible to overestimate the value of a Radio 4 appeal to a small charity. There is no other way we can reach an audience of millions in a way that inspires such confidence with donors”.Their 1999 appeal raised £19,913 initially but, through careful donor communications, these donors have gone on to give £60,000. One donor has given a total of £26,000.Their January 2008 has raised £29,494, including two £10,000 donations from family trusts which might well support the charity into the future.www.bbc.co.uk/charityappeals 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. 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
April 29, 2021 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts Organisation News News News Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK): Patrick Li, Director of Broadcasting or political commissar? Help by sharing this information May 28, 2021 Find out more Hong KongAsia – Pacific Hong KongAsia – Pacific Hong Kong: RSF appeals to the UN to act for the release of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai June 22, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Apple Daily hacked – Beijing suspected News RSF_en Follow the news on Hong Kong May 26, 2021 Find out more In order to bypass journalists, Hong Kong Chief Executive launches her own talk show on public television The Apple Daily site has been blocked since 18 June, following a series of hack attempts. Jimmy Lai, president of Next Media, which owns the news organization, points to China as the origin of the cyber-attacks. These began several days after a site hosting a simulation of a democratic referendum, popvote.hk, was attacked.“The fact that a paper known for its pro-democratic position is the target of cyber-attacks raises grave concerns about information freedom in Hong Kong,” Benjamin Ismaïl, head of the Asia-Pacific desk of Reporters Without Borders.Though attacks on the Apple Daily site are a daily occurrence, said Cheung Ka-sing, CEO of Next Media, “This time, the scale was unprecedented.” And on 20 June, the site again was brought down.Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying, asked to respond to accusations of her government’s involvement in the cyber-attacks, said, “I’m not aware of the details.” She added, “I’d like to point out that China is a victim of hacking from foreign countries.”On 14 June, the popvote.hk site, which organized the online referendum in preparation for elections in 2017, was hit by a series of hack attacks for which no one has claimed responsibility. In response, the site expanded the time allowed for voting, to ensure that all who wished to participate could do so. From 20 to 29 June, participants will be able to choose from three options on how the election for Hong Kong chief executive should be conducted.Beijing has already announced opposition to a vote by universal suffrage with candidates free to hold themselves out for election. The Chinese government wants to propose its own list of candidates to voters.The cyber-attacks have also hit sites hosted outside of China. Boxun, headquartered in New York, states that it is a regular target of Chinese hackers who attempt to plant viruses, or links that allow tracking of users’ IP addresses.A recent visit to Hong Kong by Reporters Without Borders allowed the organization to hear from numerous journalists, netizens and information freedom defenders. They all shared the view that freedom of information is eroding, with press freedom hampered by self-censorship as well as pressure from within some news organizations.Hong Kong ranks 61st of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index. Hong Kong news sites have hit by a wave of cyber-attacks, with targets including the privately owned Apple Daily, noted for its critical view of Chinese authorities. Many observers suspect the Beijing government is behind the attacks.