Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the behaviour of militant groups in the northeastern state of Manipur and said it backed the six regional dailies that did not publish on 19 April in protest against the action of the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) in abducting their editors and threatening the Imphal Free Press newspaper.“We appeal to the Manipur state government to do everything possible to protect journalists who are the targets of reprisals by militant groups,” the press freedom organisation said.Six newspaper editors were taken hostage on 15 April after being invited to a news conference by leaders of the KCP, a separatist group. They were freed on 17 April after their newspapers published a KCP statement commemorating the party’s creation in 1980. The newspapers had previously refused to publish the statement.The KCP also announced that it was banning publication of the Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily, for three months for supposedly misrepresenting the content of its statement. The newspaper has continued to publish in defiance of the ban.The newspapers all left their editorial columns blank in a show of protest on 18 April, while journalists staged demonstrations. The next day, none of them appeared. “If no newspapers have been published today, it is because we want to tell the world that press freedom cannot be restricted,” said Rajesh Hijam, the editor of the English-language Sanghai Express.In February, the KCP claimed responsibility for an attack in which Ratan Luwangcha of the daily Poknapham was badly injured. At least four journalists have been murdered in Manipur state since 2003. Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting News News IndiaAsia – Pacific RSF_en India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media Organisation Follow the news on India to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News March 3, 2021 Find out more News RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Receive email alerts IndiaAsia – Pacific April 21, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Armed separatists kidnap editors, threaten newspaper in Manipur February 23, 2021 Find out more
Seen in the Innovations section of Europain, the latest flaky idea from France Bread Flakes! France’s five-day bakery show, for bread, confectionery and chocolate closed on Wednesday, 10 March. So could flakes catch on? Well, if it is a toss-up between toast or bread flakes, at least bread is the winner, say makers Paillasse International.What was impressive about the show? Lots, actually. The fabulous, fresh-made crusty bread that assuaged the senses as you entered the door and lived up to its promise. But also the Rue des Ecoles the street of schools where different colleges that teach bakery and patisserie took booths. Manned by teachers and pupils from the present, they welcomed potential pupils of the future. Career advisors turned up with interested students. Oh! if only we planned that more over here. But let’s not forget that France has 33,000 boulangers and just as many patissiers so the colleges and organisations that represent them have much greater resources for promoting and organising such publicity and events.And the trends? Well, health is much to the fore, even on the indulgence front, with fruits and fillings becoming more ’natural’. Back in the Innovations section, Puratos was pushing a mini-loaf and mini-brioche with a large dried fruit in the middle for kids to eat as soon as they rush home from school, so that they reach for something nutritious and filling instead of sweets or unhealthy snacks.On the family day on Sunday, parents walked around with their young children or explained to the older ones how machinery worked. They showed them young students competing in the bakery, confectionery and chocolate competitions and the children’s expressions said it all magic! Ireland produced a lovely green sugar sculpture, applauded by the crowds. And business was even busier on the Monday than the Sunday.
USC has been recently chosen as one of 21 universities represented on LinkedIn’s publishing platform, LinkedIn Pulse, as part of a new initiative, the LinkedIn Campus Editor Program.LinkedIn bought Pulse, a professional publishing platform, for $90 million in April 2013. The LinkedIn Pulse website functions as a communal blog.Members can publish articles through this platform everywhere, sharing their work with LinkedIn’s users. It serves a hub of creative and self-reflective content from varying perspectives in different arenas of the job market.Since purchasing Pulse, LinkedIn has served a wider purpose than solely creating online resumes and managing professional networking. LinkedIn has repeatedly pushed to become one of the major players in the social media arena in regards to personal branding, promotion and student engagement. This is achieved in part through the LinkedIn Campus Editor Program made available through Pulse.USC is one of the first campuses to have a LinkedIn Campus Editor. The USC branch is led by Natalie Riso, a sophomore majoring in business administration.“By editing their articles, they not only are able to have confidence in the soundness of their articles, but anything edited by a Campus Editor is also considered for extra promotion in the Pulse Channels,” said Riso in an email to the Daily Trojan. “These promotions can turn your article from a reach of your connections to LinkedIn’s millions of users.”In addition to being named one of the 21 LinkedIn Campus Editors, Riso has been named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices of 2015 last quarter as part of LinkedIn’s effort to promote student engagement. These top ten individuals were ranked by LinkedIn data and awarded this honor in their respective fields of expertise. Some areas include finance, social media, marketing, venture capital and health care. LinkedIn’s recognition of Riso’s work in the marketing sector has increased the celebrity and popularity of her published articles on her LinkedIn page.LinkedIn has also launched a new initiative, Student Voices, in addition to the Campus Editor program.This platforms allows university students to chime into a different conversation each month, centered on a broad theme provided by LinkedIn. Students draw on personal experiences, current events and their field of study at their own college. For example, Student Voices kicked off 2016 with January’s topic, “New Year, New Me.” The stories submitted to this sector with the hashtag “#StudentVoices” are then reviewed by the LinkedIn Campus Editor from that respective institution.“As a Campus Editor, I am in charge of curating the best content USC has to offer from its students,” Riso said. “This includes finding top achievers in the USC ecosystem and editing their work for LinkedIn.”Riso said that having someone editing other people’s stories will not only help the quality of their work but also help connect users to more people online.“As one of 21 universities chosen by LinkedIn, it is an absolute honor to be chosen as one of the first campuses to have a LinkedIn Campus Editor and to be recognized as one of the most impressive student bodies,” Riso said.