first_img News April 29, 2021 Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria A Tamanrasset criminal court today denied a request for Karèche’srelease that was submitted by his lawyers. Organisation News “The decision to continue detaining Rabah Karèche isincomprehensible,” said Souhaieb Khayati, the head of RSF’s NorthAfrica desk. “We call for his immediate release and the withdrawalof all the charges against this journalist, who was just doing hisjob to report the news.” Karèche is facing up to ten years in prison on charges of “creatingan electronic account dedicated to spreading information likely tocause segregation and hatred in society,” “deliberately spreadingfalse information likely to endanger public order,” and “usingvarious means to undermine national security and unity.” March 25, 2021 Find out more RSF_en AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources ImprisonedImpunityInternetJudicial harassment Article 54 guarantees the freedom of the “print, broadcast andsocial media” but limits it to “the right to disseminateinformation, ideas, images and opinions within the framework of thelaw and respect for the constants and religious, moral and culturalvalues of the nation.” Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections May 12, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Help by sharing this information One of Karèche’s lawyers, Amirouche Bakouri, told RSF he regardedhis detention as “exceptional,” even for Algeria, and describedArticle 54 of the Algerian constitution, protecting press freedom, as“nothing more than a political speech and a shop window for theinternational community.” to go further Receive email alerts News May 18, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Algeria Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Algerian authorities to free Rabah Karèche, the newspaper Liberté’s correspondent in Tamanrasset, 900 km south of Algiers, who has been held since 19 April after covering protests by the Ahaggar region’s Tuareg population against new territorial divisions. Algeria is ranked 146th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2021 WorldPress Freedom Index. AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources ImprisonedImpunityInternetJudicial harassment RSF’s Algeria correspondent, Khaled Drareni, to be retriedlast_img read more

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first_img Comments are closed. Royal & SunAlliance national information services training manager DavidBurgess-Joyce. 37, tells us why his new job requires some fast thinkingHow long have you been in this job? Four months. How long have you been with your organisation? 18 years. What does your role involve? The strategic roll-out of internal and external technical training to anewly unified population of 1,500 IT staff and exploring new ways of learning,while maintaining cost effectiveness. What’s the best thing about your job? The challenge of delivering high quality, focused and timely trainingpackages to an audience of technicians who dot every “I” and crossevery “T”. What is your current major project or strategic push? We are looking to be a centre of excellence in project management. That ispriority number one, closely followed by the development of unified proceduresfor the delivery of training across numerous UK sites populated by a diversityof people. Preferred terminology – training, development, education, learning? Although the products offered by my team are technical and would best bedescribed as training or education, I prefer learning and development as theyconjure up much more than just classroom training. Favourite buzzwords? Integrity, kindness, enthusiasm, savvy. Maybe not buzzwords, but they’ll dofor me. Without these, what is the point? Are you good at self development? No, like most training people, I do not practise what I preach. However, Ido challenge myself all the time by undertaking tasks that take me outside my comfortzone. What was the most useful learning experience you ever had? 360-degree feedback. It is good to look inwardly at yourself and to seewhat others you work with feel about you. It certainly changed the way Iinteract with my colleagues (and friends). Which is the best management book you have ever read? The One-minute Manager by Ken Blanchard. What was the worst course you ever went on? All courses give you something – even the poor ones. What did you want to do for a living when you were at school? Be a barrister, but I wasn’t clever enough. What was your first job? I worked for a bank and hated it. What was the best career decision you ever made? Applying for this job. What was the worst career decision you ever made? Applying to that bank. Which qualification do you most value? A degree in psychology. It has proved invaluable in negotiations andgetting past “no”. How many minutes is it since someone senior in your organisation said”People are our greatest assets”? Nanoseconds, if that doesn’t sound too Trekky! Royal and SunAllianceleadership is very committed to that ethos, and that’s why I enjoy working hereso much. Evaluation – holy grail or impossible dream? You have to evaluate in order to have some handle on return on investment,but I feel we go overboard at times. We should occasionally just stand back andask, “What did we really gain from that?” How do you think your job will have changed in five years’ time? There will be much more outsourcing by then, and a greater emphasis onsupplier and relationship management training will be required, together with aneed for resource planning to identify training requirements sooner. What do you think the core skills for your job will be in the future? As the IT world increases in speed every day, it is essential that the jobcan identify trends in languages far quicker than it does now. We need to beable to identify training needs before our competitors. What advice would you give to someone starting out in T&D? Start in behavioural skills areas before moving on to technical ones. Youwill learn a great deal about how skill in the former ensures delivery of thelatter. If you could have any job in the world, what would it be? Home Secretary or opera singer. What is your motto? I have two: “Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness” and “IfI can’t do you any good, I won’t do you any harm”. Describe your management style in three words or less? Innovative, sharing, patient. How would you like to be remembered by your colleagues? I’d like to be thought of as a person who didn’t take himself, or the worldin which he worked, too seriously. Keeping pace with the businessOn 1 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more