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Gao Yu’s (temporary) release is good news but…

first_img ChinaAsia – Pacific News News Gao has heart problems, which Reporters Without Borders (RSF) repeatedly drew to the attention of the Chinese authorities and international community in recent months .However, the authorities could send her back to prison at any time if they decide that her state of health is compatible with prison conditions.“Our reaction is a mixture of optimism and concern,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “The court’s decision to let Gao Yu receive treatment at home is good news, but it offers no guarantees for the future. “The authorities are just acting under international pressure. We fear they will send her back to prison if the pressure lets up. Gao committed no crime, so she should receive a full and unconditional release.”Aged 71, Gao suffers from a heart ailment and lymphadenopathy, a swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck. Her condition has worsened significantly since her arrest in May 2014 and, according to her lawyers, she had a heart attack last month.Ranked 176th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, China continues to be the world’s biggest prison for news and information providers, with a total of 107 professional and citizen-journalists currently detained. Receive email alerts Follow the news on China News November 27, 2015 – Updated on March 8, 2016 Gao Yu’s (temporary) release is good news but… China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison March 12, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes RSF_en After a Beijing people’s high court yesterday reduced journalist Gao Yu’s jail sentence on a charge of divulging state secrets from seven to five years on appeal, the court gave her permission to temporarily serve the sentence at a friend’s home so that she can receive medical treatment. June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures April 27, 2021 Find out more News to go furtherlast_img read more

HR: Does business hours mean all hours?

first_imgHR: Does business hours mean all hours?Shared from missc on 9 Dec 2014 in Personnel Today Read full article Has “normal business hours” become a thing of the past? These days, I rarely meet anyone who almost immediately following waking up in the morning, wont grab their phone from the bedside to check their email, or who considers their nights to be personal or family time, which not so long ago seemed the norm. What is it about modern day issues and work problems that are more important than those that we were facing years ago that can’t wait until the next day? Or is it a simple case that our ability to prioritize is being depleted due to such ease of systems access which allows many organisations’ staff to turn any computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device into a make-shift work station?I’m as guilty as the next person of the late night emails and struggling to switch off but I’m one of the lucky ones who enjoys what I do enough that it doesn’t feel like a chore. What about those who aren’t as lucky and feel like they don’t have the pressure release of being able to go home and un-wind?Human nature dictates that if we get too used to something, it becomes habitual and we begin to expect it. This being the case, if this isn’t carefully managed, how long will it be before being “switched on” at all times is an expected part of a job as opposed to it being a sign of an engaged and happy employee who will strive to go above and beyond any contractual obligations? Don’t get me wrong, the huge emphasis which these days is placed on interoperability and mobility of internal systems of course is a great thing and phenomenal feat in technology advancement but with it comes the potential for more risk, more pressure and more un-happy staff if it is not managed well. Comments are closed.center_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more