RSF urges Taiwan to amend a regulation restricting the possibility to report on suicide cases

first_img November 20, 2020 Find out more March 6, 2020 RSF urges Taiwan to amend a regulation restricting the possibility to report on suicide cases to go further TaiwanAsia – Pacific Media independence Freedom of expression Organisation RSF to Taiwanese President: “Taiwan urgently needs media reform to tackle disinformation” Help by sharing this information PHOTO: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP Taiwan: the non-renewal of CTi news channel’s licence does not go against press freedom Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage News Newscenter_img Follow the news on Taiwan News TaiwanAsia – Pacific Media independence Freedom of expression News May 18, 2020 Find out more RSF urges the Taiwanese Ministry of Health and Welfare to amend a regulation that, if adopted, would prevent media from covering suicide cases. On Tuesday March 10th, the Ministry of Health and Welfare of the Republic of China (Taiwan) will close the public consultation on the enforcement rules of the Suicide Prevention Act. The document includes dispositions aimed at deterring sensationalistic reporting on suicide, a common phenomenon in Taiwan that is said to create copycat effects among teenagers. It plans to ban the mention of suicide cases on the front pages of media outlets and restrict the possibility for them to publish suicide-related contents.Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Minister of Health, Mr. Chen Shih-chung, to amend this regulation as certain dispositions clearly go against the public’s right to be informed.“The focus should not be on preventing media from covering the topic of suicide but on encouraging them to approach it in the most responsible way possible.” says Cédric Alviani, head of the RSF East Asia Bureau, who insists that “If the government wishes to combat possible abuses, we recommend that it concentrates its action on promoting ethics and good  practices in journalism.”The Suicide Prevention Act, passed in May 2019, prohibits “tutoring suicide methods or instigating, luring, or provoking people to engage in suicidal behavior.” Article 13 of the enforcement rules currently states that suicide-related materials should not “appear on newspapers’ front-pages or on websites’ homepages”, that “the media should not post or print pictures, illustrations or videos of suicides or show web links to content about suicides” nor disclose “ the exact location or address” of suicides, with a penalty of up to one million New Taiwan Dollars (approximately Euro 30,000).The current suicide rate in Taiwan is approximately 19% higher than the world average. According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, over 7,000 teenagers attempted to commit suicide in 2018 in Taiwan.In the 2019 RSF World Press Freedom Index, Taiwan ranks 42nd out of 180 countries and territories. RSF_en June 29, 2020 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more

Cornonavirus: Man Utd suffer £1bn loss as stock market crashes

first_img Loading… Manchester United have seen £1billion wiped off their value as the stock market crashes amid the coronavirus outbreak. All football around the world, including Premier League and Champions League fixtures, have been postponed as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe with over 7,900 death. Manchester United have seen £1bn wiped off their value as the stock market crashes amid the coronavirus outbreak It has had a damming affect on the stock market with United’s value plummeting to £2bn. Just over a month ago the English giants had a value of £3bn but since the coronavirus outbreak the share price has fallen to just over £9.92 as of Monday, having been in excess of £16.53 at the start of the year. United were brought by the Glazer family in 2005 with the takeover believed to have cost £790million. Over the past year, there has been persistent Saudi Arabian interest, with the owners Glazers said to be prepared to put a price tag of £3bn on the club. It would mark a sensational profit for the US businessmen. On the field United were enjoying an 11-match unbeaten run until the COVID-19 outbreak put the breaks on the season. Harry Maguire is said to have brought the squad closer together with a team bonding night out Read Also: Pogba makes coronavirus fund-raising pledge And summer signing Harry Maguire – who replaced Ashley Young as captain after his transfer to Inter Milan – is said to have brought the squad closer together with a team bonding sessions. One night out in particular, organised by the burly defender, is said to have improved team spirit and brought the group closer together. And coupled with the transformative January arrival of Bruno Fernandes, it appears to have done the trick. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 But the American owners have become increasingly unpopular among Old Trafford supporters leading to an aggressive amount of protests in and out of the stadium. Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In EuropeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?5 Reasons To Wait For The Solo Black Widow MovieThe Best Cars Of All Timelast_img read more