RSF_en December 13, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Violence against broadcasting group and Tamil newspaper July 15, 2020 Find out more July 29, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists News Reporters Without Borders voiced concern about threats to the news media in the war-torn north and east of Sri Lanka today after a Tamil-language daily newspaper and the premises of a radio and TV group were the targets of violent attacks two days apart.The organisation said the attacks not only posed a threat to journalists but also denied the public reasonable access to news and information, and it called for thorough investigations to identify and punish those responsible.The more recent of the two attacks was on 8 December, when a grenade was thrown at the Colombo-based Tamil-language daily Thinakkural’s office in the eastern city of Batticaloa. It caused severe damage to the rear of the building but no one was hurt, although three employees were present at the time. No arrests have been made.Batticaloa was where journalist Aiyathurai Nadesan was murdered on 31 May. The city has seen a lot of violence, especially since a group lead by V. Muraleetharan, also known as Karuna, broke away from the Tamil Tigers (LTTE). Nadesan’s murder was blamed on Karuna’s group.A detailed report on the threats against journalists in eastern Sri Lanka was published by Reporters Without Borders on 13 July and is available in three languages (English, French and Sinhalese) on the organisation’s website (www.rsf.org).The earlier attack was on 6 December in the far-northern city of Jaffna, where around five thugs attacked the premises of the MTV/MBC broadcasting group, damaging all the equipment. The assailants not been identified.MTV/MBC is a network of radio and TV stations that broadcast in Sri Lanka’s three languages, Sinhalese, Tamil and English. Organisation to go further Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial January 13, 2021 Find out more
Victims turn to unions for helpOn 18 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Bullied employees are twice as likely to approach their trade union for helpas the company personnel department, according to analysis by two leadingexperts.Research published last week by Professor Cary Cooper and Helge Hoel, of theManchester School of Management, shows only 12 per cent of staff bullied atwork turn to their HR departments for help, while 24 per cent would talk totheir union. But the researchers say both figures are too low.They said, “The fact that only a minority choose to take their case toeither their union or to a personnel officer suggests that employers and tradeunions alike still have a considerable way to go to establish themselves asreliable sources of support.”The research, the UK’s largest ever study of workplace bullying, ispublished in Employee Health Bulletin.It found one in 10 staff say they have been bullied in the past six months.Cooper and Hoel added, “Our results confirm that workplace bullyingmust be given high priority across all sectors and occupations.”The study covered a range of sectors from the emergency services, retailingand banking.It found the highest number of employees experiencing bullying are in theprison service (15.9 per cent), telecommunications (15.8 per cent) and teaching(15.5 per cent).A report published in February by Cooper and Hoel and backed by the CBI andthe TUC found one in five people say they have been bullied over the past fiveyears.The findings were in line with Personnel Today’s own research which alsorevealed at least of four of out 10 organisations do not have an anti-bullyingpolicy.Of HR professionals surveyed, seven out of 10 said they experienced bullying.• More than 90 million working days are lost each year through workplacestress, according to latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive.www.irseclipse.co.uk Comments are closed.