Management and union reach deal at troubled TV news station

first_img November 19, 2020 Find out more News Organisation to go further RSF_en April 2, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Management and union reach deal at troubled TV news station South KoreaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Help by sharing this information November 11, 2020 Find out morecenter_img News South KoreaAsia – Pacific Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” August 18, 2020 Find out more News News Follow the news on South Korea RSF calls for the release of South Korean journalist jailed for defamation Reporters Without Borders is very relieved to learn that an agreement has been reached that should end a year-long dispute between the management and journalists’ union at state-owned TV news station YTN. As a result of the deal, the head of the journalists’ union, Jong-Myun Roh, was released today from detention and the journalists ended a 10-day strike. At the same time, YTN chairman Gu Bon-hong, a close associate of President Lee Myung-bak, has been confirmed in his post.Reporters Without Borders calls on all the parties to begin a constructive dialogue aimed at adopting mechanisms that provide long-term protection for the editorial independence of YTN’s journalists. “It is also important to reinstate the journalists who were fired for taking parting in protests in defence of the station’s editorial freedom, as long as they did participate in any acts of violence,” the press freedom organisation added.Under the agreement signed yesterday by the leadership of the journalists’ union, the management is supposed to withdraw the complaints it brought against journalists while the union is supposed to withdraw its own complaints. This has already led to the release of the head of the union, Roh, who was arrested along with three other journalists on 22 March.The head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk met Roh on 23 March, while he was held in a Seoul police station. The press freedom organisation issued a call at the time for an agreement that would protect the TV station’s editorial independence.Reporters Without Borders also urges the former agriculture minister and his deputy to follow the example of the YTN accord and to withdraw their complaint against the journalists responsible for the investigative programme PD Note on public TV station MBC, which has also been posing a threat to press freedom in South Korea.last_img read more

Nine in ten pay Limerick property tax

first_imgWhatsApp THE latest Local Property Tax (LPT) statistics for Limerick show that more than nine in ten people are paying up.The figures show a high compliance rate for 2017 of 97.6 per cent with €16.6 million collected between the city and county.The LPT figures, based on preliminary analysis of returns filed and other LPT related information, also showed a 4.4 per cent mandatory LPT reduction for properties in Limerick last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The LPT statistics for 2017 also indicated LPT exemptions of €500,000 in Limerick, with €17.7m declared and a further €400,000 deferred, leaving a net position of €17.3m. Revenue warned that exempt amounts are based on claims made in returns and will now be subject to verification checks.Limerick City and County Council this week said it is delighted with the compliance levels of Local Property Tax (LPT) payment in 2017 as published by Revenue.“The LPT is a critical funding stream for the local authority,” a spokesman for the local authority told the Limerick Post.“In 2018 the LPT accounts for 12 per cent of the entire council revenue budget of €158.55 million (excluding HAP). The LPT provides for local services direct to local communities across Limerick.“In 2018, following the decision by the councillors to adopt the budget, additional funding of the following direct services has been made possible as a result of the Local Property Tax: Maintenance and Improvements to Local and Regional Roads, Street Cleaning, Community Grants, Litter Management, Library Services and Tourism Development and Promotion,” he Alan [email protected] Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin NewsLocal NewsNine in ten pay Limerick property taxBy Alan Jacques – January 22, 2018 1021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Previous articleThe crazy zany Janey ladyNext articleHigh hopes for regional and national growth for Shannon Alan Jacques TAGSlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLocal Property Tax (LPT) Email Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more