Five media that have lost many journalists to violence

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first_img January 20, 2015 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Five media that have lost many journalists to violence Al-Iraqiya: collateral victim of the Iraq war (Iraq)With 14 journalists killed from March 2003 to August 2010, the Iraqi national TV station Al-Iraqiya paid a higher human price than any other news media during the Iraq war. And three more of its employees have been killed in connection with their work since the end of the US occupation.Al-Iraqiya is part of the Iraqi Media Network, which was created by the US government and then transferred to the Iraqi authorities, and which is still regarded as being allied with the ruling Shiite parties. As a result, Sunni rebels have targeted its employees, accusing them of being traitors. The war in Iraq was the deadliest conflict for media personnel since the Second World War, with a total of 230 journalists and media staff killed from the start of the US invasion in March 2003 to the withdrawal of the last US combat troops in August 2010. Express News: targeted by the Taliban (Pakistan)Renowned for its professionalism and liberal views, Express News TV saw six of its journalists and other employees murdered in 2014 alone. No one keeps count of the threats and attacks on its offices or the homes of its staff members any more. Most of the attacks have been claimed by the militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which sees Express News as an enemy because of its critical coverage. TTP is encouraged to pursue its campaign of terror by the impunity that prevails in Pakistan, one of the world’s deadliest countries for journalists. Novaya Gazeta: the price of media independence (Russia)The champion of independent investigative journalism in Russia, Novaya Gazeta pays dearly for the absence of the rule of law in this country, with five of its employees murdered since 2000. They include the famous Anna Politkovskaya and Natalia Estemirova, who tirelessly documented human rights violations during the two Chechen wars, and Igor Domnikov and Yuri Shchekochikhin, who covered corruption and organized crime. For the most part, the investigations into their murders failed to identify the masterminds. Radio Shabelle: reporting amid chaos (Somalia)Somalia’s best known radio station, Radio Shabelle is also the one that is most exposed to danger. No fewer than ten of its employees, including several of its managers, have been murdered since 2007. Islamist militias have repeatedly targeted it for refusing to bow to their demands. It is also hounded by the government, resulting in its temporary closure in August 2014.Despite death threats, imprisonment and the flight of many of its journalists into exile, Radio Shabelle continues to tackle the most sensitive stories. When Reporters Without Borders awarded its Press Freedom Prize to the station in 2010, Shabelle Media Network’s director for international relations, Ali Abdi, said: “We will not be intimidated. We are determined to continue our struggle for independent journalism and respect for human rights.” Radio Television of Serbia: 16 killed by targeted NATO bombing (Serbia)Sixteen employees of Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) were killed when NATO deliberately bombed its Belgrade headquarters on the night of 23 April 1999, during the Kosovo war. RTS general manager Dragoljub Milanovic was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison in 2002 for failing to order employees to evacuate the building. But NATO never provided any compensation and [never questioned the decision to bomb->[http://fr.rsf.org/serbie-fallait-il-bombarder-la-08-10-2002,04003.html->http://archives.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=4004) RTS. The alliance regarded it as a “legitimate military target” because it was broadcasting propaganda. RSF_en The entire world was appalled by the 7 January massacre at Charlie Hebdo, which cost the lives of eight journalists and added the Paris-based magazine to the long list of media around the world that have been the victims of horrific levels of violence.Here, Reporters Without Borders spotlights five other news media that have seen many of their employees killed for doing their duty to provide news coverage and comment. Organisation Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

Dotcoms put experience above risks

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first_imgA third of dotcoms were forced to cut staff over the past year, according toresearch by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The study also reveals that a quarter of dotcom chief executives now rateexperience as the most important quality for staff. The 2001 PwC findings contrast sharply with last year’s, which revealed thateight out of 10 dotcom CEOs thought the race for talent was their mostimportant challenge. Kevin Delaney, a partner at PwC Human Resource Consulting, said dotcoms arein danger of losing the spirit of adventure and dynamism which was responsiblefor their initial success. “We are witnessing a growing bunker mentality that has led to a driveto recruit more experienced managers. This focus on survival placesprofitability and the bottom line above creativity and risk-taking,” hesaid. Delaney advises HR professionals in dotcoms to ensure their companies do notlose the excitement and energy that attracted talented people to them. He also recommends HR departments find the balance between experience andthe willingness to work in new ways among the people they recruit and that theyidentify those employees who have the ability to take the company forward. Over 400 dotcom managers were surveyed for the report. www.pricewaterhousecoopers.com Related posts:No related photos. Dotcoms put experience above risksOn 7 Aug 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

Who’s buying and selling Manhattan homes? Last month’s notable deals

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first_imgShare via Shortlink TagsManhattan SalesNYC Luxury MarketResidential Real Estate Robert Frank with 1021 Park Avenue and Ben Lambert with 28 Laight Street (Getty, Google Maps)The city’s for sale, but who’s laying down millions and buying in?Michael Nierenberg of New Residential Corp. and his wife Elin bought a three-level Greenwich Village penthouse for less than half the seller’s initial ask of nearly $34 million.At Extell Development’s One57 tower, a 58th-floor condo sold for half its prior purchase price — a record resale loss for the project.Other notable deals included Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen’s sale of their condo at 70 Vestry for $36.8 million. Actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick sold a West Village townhome for $15 million. Both were off-market deals so the properties’ initial ask is not known.But those deals are just a taste. According to a review of deeds inked in December, an eclectic cadre of sellers and buyers — among them major real estate figures and a former cast member of the “Real Housewives of New York City” — flew under the radar. Here are other notable residential sales from last month.28 Laight Street, Unit PH-NAsking price: UnknownSale price: $7.8 millionSellers: Benjamin and Linda LambertBuyer: 28 Laight Street PHN, LLCEastdil Secured’s Benjamin Lambert and his wife sold their Tribeca penthouse — which they picked up for $6.9 million in 2007 — to an anonymous buyer in an off-market deal. The couple’s wish for a quick deal was frustrated when a prospective buyer filed a lawsuit in relation to the sale. Daniel and Jean Yun placed a notice of pendency on the unit in addition to filing suit on Oct. 1 alleging that the Lamberts reneged on their agreement to sell them the property and instead sold the condo to their acquaintance. The Lamberts’ attorney responded that the Yuns were too slow to pull the trigger and now were lashing out in disappointment that “their sloth” cost them the deal.The case was dismissed a few weeks later. The Lambert’s unit spent 76 days in contract before closing, and the Yuns went on to purchase TV producer Michael Davies’ Tribeca home at a 25 percent discount also in December. Representatives for the Lamberts declined to comment; a lawyer for the Yuns did not respond.292 West 4th StreetAsking price: $16.3 millionSale price: $15.9 millionSellers: Ara and Rachel Lee HovnanianBuyer: AR Ventures Real Estate IIAn anonymous buyer closed on the West Village townhome after nine days in contract.The sellers, Ara Hovnanian, who leads national homebuilder Hovnanian Enterprises, and his wife, artist Rachel Lee Hovnanian, had previously tapped Dutch architect Piet Boon to renovate the 4,250-square-foot home, which includes a library, home gym, and both a rooftop deck and rear garden. The couple bought the West Village home from Australian actor Anthony LaPaglia for $7 million in 2012, and listed the 20-foot wide Italianate house with Serena Boardman of Sotheby’s International Realty in February. The house was also marketed jointly with the home next door as a potential megamansion opportunity, but the two properties ultimately found separate buyers.294 West 4th StreetAsking price: $9.99 millionSale price: $7.5 millionSeller: Straight Outta Mortlake LLCBuyer: Douglas and Barbara HerringtonRight next door to the Hovnanian’s former home, another 20-foot wide townhouse sold — but at a loss to the seller. The uniquely-named entity, Straight Outta Mortlake, bought the 20th-Century townhouse in 2018 for $8.25 million, and sold it for $75,000 less.The seller’s LLC has previously been connected to a managing agent named Winston Marshall, a founding member of the band Mumford & Sons. The musician and his wife, actress Dianna Agron, reportedly divorced in August. He could not be reached.The buyers, Amazon executive Doug Herrington and his wife Barbara, did not respond to a request for comment. The deal closed after 40 days in contract. Herrington is a senior vice president overseeing the North America Consumer sector for the e-commerce giant. Clayton Orrigo and Stephen Ferrara of Compass’ Hudson Advisory Team handled the listing.Read moreSarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick sell West Village townhouseTom Brady and Gisele Bündchen sell Tribeca home for $40MPrivate equity exec picks up $9M condo at Trump World Tower Message* Email Address*center_img 94 Mercer Street, Unit 6DAsking price: UnknownSale price: $13 millionSeller: Mark AllisonBuyer: Two Trees ManagementAn entity tied to Two Trees Management picked up a Soho co-op in an off-market deal early in December. It wasn’t clear if a Two Trees executive was behind the purchase, but the firm’s CEO Jed Walentas purchased a Noho penthouse in a similarly structured deal in 2018.The three-bedroom unit spans two floors with 2,000 square feet of private outdoor space with a roof deck and a two-story atrium. The unit is at the top of a historic cast-iron building and has a keyed elevator entrance as well as a wet bar, a chef’s kitchen and gas fireplace.It wasn’t clear how much the seller, art philanthropist Mark Allison, paid for the property. Two Trees declined to comment on the purchase.1021 Park Avenue, Unit 1011AAsking price: UnknownSale price: $11.5 millionSeller: Esta StecherBuyers: Robert Frank and Rebecca PattersonRobert Frank, a journalist and host of CNBC’s “Secret Lives of the Super Rich,” closed on an Upper East Side co-op with his wife, Rebecca Patterson, the director of investment research for Bridgewater Associates. The seller was Esta Stecher of Goldman Sachs Bank USA. The deal appears to have been done off market so it’s unclear what price the seller was seeking, but property transfer records dating back to 2008 priced the unit at around $5 million. The 14-story Rosario Candela-designed co-op has 27 apartments and was built in 1929.429 Greenwich Street, Unit 9ASale price: $1.24 millionSellers: Bennett Egeth and Jennifer GilbertBuyer: Jennifer GilbertAfter a year of scandal, event planner and former “Real Housewives of New York” cast member Jennifer Gilbert has taken sole ownership of the Tribeca home she jointly owned with her ex-husband, Bennett Egeth. Egeth was arrested in September after the family’s live-in nanny reported finding a hidden camera in her room to police. In a lawsuit she filed last month, the nanny revealed that she was tipped off about the camera in August after she saw a live video feed of her room on his iPad. Gilbert told the Daily News that she and Egeth divorced in the spring and that she hadn’t lived in the home with Egeth in seven years. The two bought the unit in 2007 for $6 million. Gilbert did not respond to a request for comment.Contact Erin Hudson Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more