Howard Lake | 19 January 2009 | News Homelessness charity Emmaus UK is running a series of national adverts this week highlighting the risk of life-threatening conditions such as hypothermia facing homeless people on the streets.Emmaus was founded in France by Abbé Pierre following the deaths of a homeless woman and baby in the freezing winter of 1954. His radio appeal to the French public, calling upon them to help those who had no home, led to the spread of Emmaus Communities across France and the world.Emmaus Communications Manager, Sophie Hiscock, said: “Society may have moved on a great deal since Emmaus was founded, but there is still a very real need to provide not only temporary shelter for those who find themselves homeless, but also the opportunity to move on and make lasting changes in their lives.”www.emmaus.org.uk Tagged with: Individual giving Emmaus launches Coldest Nights national advertising campaign 11 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.
HungaryEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesMedia independence Conflicts of interestEconomic pressure Receive email alerts HungaryEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesMedia independence Conflicts of interestEconomic pressure Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores the purchase of Hungary’s last five independent regional newspapers by oligarchs allied with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Their acquisition in the past few days is the latest attack on pluralism in a country where the government keeps extending its control over the media. News ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP Ten months after the independent national daily Népszabadság’s sudden closure last October, supporters of the ruling Fidesz party now control all of Hungary’s regional dailies. Orbán’s latest media “bag” was preceded by the purchase of 13 regional newspapers by an old school friend in December.“In less than a year, Fidesz has extended its sway over the entire regional press,” RSF said. “This sounds the knell for media independence in Hungary.”Orbán trioAndy Vajna, a former Hollywood producer and Orbán buddy, began acquiring the Lapcom press group, which publishes the newspapers Kisaföld and Délmagyarország, at the end of last month.The Austrian press firm Russmedia announced on 31 July that it was selling the Hungarian local newspapers Hajdú-Bihari Napló, Észak-Magyarország and Kelet-Magyarország. Their buyer is none other than Heinrich Pecina, Népszabadság’s former owner, who was blamed at the time for its closure last October. It was also Pecina who facilitated the purchase of Mediaworks, the publisher of the 13 other regional dailies, by Orbán’s former school friend, Lőrinc Mészáros, in December.The manoeuvring by the Pecina-Vajna-Mészáros trio, which has ended up with a monopoly of Hungary’s 18 regional newspapers, has taken media concentration in this European Union member country to a new, grotesque level.Media concentration in run-up to elections“These latest acquisitions by ruling party supporters are further confirmation of the government’s desire to control the media,” RSF added. “This blow to regional press independence is all the most disturbing in the run-up to parliamentary elections.”Fidesz’s control of the regional press will enhance its sway over Hungary’s 4.5 million voters when they elect a new parliament in April. Since 2010, Orbán has made no bones about his desire to extend state control over strategic sectors such as the media.Ever since Orbán’s return to power in 2010, democracy has been in retreat in Hungary, which is ranked 71st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. June 2, 2021 Find out more News Hungary’s leading independent radio station taken off the air Follow the news on Hungary August 4, 2017 – Updated on August 3, 2018 Hungary: Orbán allies acquire regional press monopoly to go further News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Organisation RSF_en Swedish Reporters Without Borders awards press freedom prize to a Hungarian news site May 4, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News February 10, 2021 Find out more
Message* Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Kirsten Jordan drinks her morning tea from a Wonder Woman mug — fitting for the Douglas Elliman agent, who is the first woman to join the cast of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing New York.”Jordan talked to The Real Deal from her Upper West Side home about her decision to join the cast and put her business and family on television.“I can’t say I ever spent a ton of time fantasizing about being on the show,” she said. But her husband, developer Stefano Farsura of Colonnade Group, was a regular viewer. The show was often on in the background as she took care of their three kids.“I thought ‘Wow, that’s really incredible what the cast has done with their careers,’” she recalled. When she was offered a chance to audition, she decided it was a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to turbocharge her career.“I felt like this was the only time where if I was going to go for it, I was going to do it,” she said.Read more“Million Dollar Listing New York” gets female star“Seriously, where are the women?” Stribling prez to Bravo on “MDLNY”MDLNY’s Kirsten Jordan heads back to Elliman from Compass Tags Million Dollar Listing New YorkResidential Real EstateVideo Jordan started in the real estate business in 2008 and worked on Sabrina Saltiel’s team at Douglas Elliman before joining Clayton Orrigo and Stephen Ferrara’s Hudson Advisory team at Compass. She’s reportedly closed $100 million in new development deals.A few months ago, Jordan jumped back to Elliman and announced that she was launching her own team. Though she declined to elaborate on the details that led to the move (perhaps a signal that it will be revealed on this season of “MDLNY”), she discussed her goals and strategy for her nascent team’s first year, and what she hopes the show will do for her business.“I can only see it growing,” she said.Jordan also acknowledged the importance of being the first woman to join the New York cast, given the call for better representation of women, who dominate the industry, for years.“I think the hope for me — and I think this is something that everybody is hoping for — is that I’m going to come across as a strong, female entrepreneurial figure,” she said.“I can definitely feel all the eyes on me so there is a tremendous amount of pressure, but I do think if there’s anyone who could stand up to the challenge, it’s probably me,” she added.Contact Erin Hudson Email Address*