Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina press release] The Rev. Stephanie Yancy has been appointed Interim Missioner for Young Adult Ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. Yancy most recently served as interim rector of St. Luke’s, Durham.Yancy is excited about taking on the interim young adult missioner role, a position expected to last four to six months. Though a different kind of interim ministry from that to which she is accustomed, Yancy believes the goals are the same. “Change is constant,” she says. “I see my role as keeping things going and keeping people focused on mission during the times between settled leaders. I love knowing that our ministries are all connected.”Yancy will also direct A Movable Feast (AMF), a new mobile outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. AMF is focusing upon Durham Technical Community College and North Carolina Central University this semester.Yancy comes to this diocese from the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, where she was ordained deacon and priest in 2007. After serving as assistant to the rector at St. John’s in Hagerstown, Maryland, Yancy received additional training in interim ministry and served as interim rector for three congregations in Maryland before moving to North Carolina. She is an M. Div. graduate of The General Seminary in New York.“I am thrilled to have a priest with the experience as well as the wisdom and passion that Stephanie Yancy brings,” says the Rt. Rev. Anne E. Hodges-Copple, bishop suffragan for the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. “I am especially grateful that Stephanie brings a rare combination of warm heart, pastoral spirit and business organizational skills. This will be especially important as we enter this next phase of grant administration.”Yancy began her tenure earlier this week. 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This year’s Christmas e-card campaign from homeless charity Crisis will feature a celebrity-packed pantomime theme, as it aims to raise over £650,000 from corporate supporters in the City of London.Developed by creative agency Knifedge, the campaign appears in Crisis’ 40th year.The campaign will feature celebrities including Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, entertainer Matthew Kelly, presenter and actor Joe Swash, Big Brother star Nasty Nick, ‘voice of the X-Factor’ Peter Dickson and boy band Blue.The celebrities have been filmed in traditional pantomime roles to feature in short, entertaining scenes from Jack and the Beanstalk, set against the backdrop of a cut-out Victorian theatre. The script for the show has been written by Chris Jarvis, pantomime professional and CBeebies presenter and Ian Stone, standup comedian.Companies who wish to support Crisis buy the e-cards and then upload mailing lists so that they can deliver personalised e-tickets to their clients, staff or contacts. These invite them to visit a microsite and to watch the celebrities in action.Last year’s Crisis e-card campaign at Christmas, also designed by Knifedge, won several charity and creative awards, including Best Use of E-Media at the Institute of Fundraising Awards. It featured comedians such as Alan Carr and Steve Pemberton popping out of rattling crackers to tell traditional Christmas jokes.www.crisis.org.uk Crisis chooses panto theme for Christmas e-card corporate appeal Howard Lake | 20 September 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 55 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: christmas corporate Digital 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.
January 28, 2019 Palestinian political rivalry takes toll on journalists PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Imprisoned May 28, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes May 16, 2021 Find out more News The other five were Quds Press agency journalist Zaid Abu Ara, who was held from 31 December to 17 January, Moatasem Saqf al Hit, the correspondent of the Quds al Akhbariya network (QudsN), who was held from 30 December to 6 January; Najah TV’s Hazem Nassar, who was held from 12 to 14 January; Mahmoud Harish, a freelance photographer, who was held from 7 to 28 January, and Najah TV’s Omari Istita, who was arrested on 22 January and released the same day. News Photographer and video reporter Hajar Harb is being subjected to indirect pressure in an attempt to get her to abandon her seven-month-old investigations into alleged corruption in the allocation of funds for rebuilding destroyed homes. She was already prosecuted for her earlier investigative reporting on corruption in the health system. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Palestine to go further PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Imprisoned WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Receive email alerts News Palestinians march in the streets of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, calling for the cessation of divisions between Fatah and Hamas on January 12, 2019. (c) ABBAS MOMANI / AFP News As the hostility between Hamas and Fatah-led Palestinian Authority has surged of late amid growing concerns within each about their hold on power, journalists have been harassed or threatened for allegedly undermining the ruling party in the territory where they are based by highlighting its flaws, or because of the affiliation – real or suspected – of the media they work for. At least six journalists have been arrested since the end of December in the West Bank, which is ruled by Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority’s president. One of them is still held, Quds Press agency journalist Youssef Fiqqi, who was arrested on 16 January, respectively. As Palestinian journalists continue to be the targets of a month-old wave of arrests and intimidation in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Hamas in Gaza and the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority in the West Bank not to turn journalists into the collateral victims of their rivalry. “It’s not the job of journalists to act as the propaganda tool of this or that party and they must not be the collateral victims of the political rivalries between the Palestinian leaders,” said Sophie Anmuth, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “Journalists must be free to investigate and cover all stories from any angle they choose. We call for the immediate release of the detained journalists and an end to the harassment.” As well as being the frequent victims of disputes between the Palestinian leaders, Palestinian journalists are also exposed to violence and abuses by Israeli soldiers in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The Palestinian Territories are ranked 135th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en In the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, journalists are being subjected to harassment with the aim of silencing them. The Hadaf online newspaper’s correspondent, Hoda Baroud, was summoned for questioning by security officials on 5 January over a story about incest. Maysoon Kohli, a columnist for the Donia al Watan online newspaper who often writes about bad governance, reported that her brother had been summoned for questioning with the aim of intimidating her.
ChinaAsia – Pacific News ChinaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders condemns the holding of the 17th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2008) in Beijing. With “One World, One Web” as its main theme, this five-day conference, which ends today, has been looking at the changing behaviour of Internet users and their participation in public affairs by means of social networks.“Staging such a conference just a few kilometres from where Hu Jia, Shi Tao and 46 other cyber-dissidents are imprisoned is a provocation,” the press freedom organisation said. Leading Internet figures (researchers, engineers and businessmen) meet at the annual WWW2008 conferences to discuss new Internet trends and technologies.“Among other things, the conference is about the importance of Internet users in society, how they are becoming more and more active in creating online virtual communities,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But in China, voicing one’s views online is a crime if they do not accord with what the party thinks. Nothing in the programme suggests that online freedom of expression has been tackled. But a minimum of decency and respect for China’s imprisoned cyber-dissidents would have demanded this.”The conference is being staged jointly by Beihang university and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an alliance of 421 bodies and universities launched in 1994 that plays a leading role in Internet innovation and the adoption of new surfing techniques.One of WWW2008’s most important sponsors is the US Internet company Yahoo!, which provided the Chinese authorities with online account information that led to the imprisonment of four Chinese cyber-dissidents.China has more Internet users than any other country, but it holds a leading position in the Reporters Without Borders list of countries that are “Internet enemies.” More than 2,500 online discussion forums were closed down in 2007. Currently, 48 cyber-dissidents are in prison for criticising government policy or calling for democracy. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Receive email alerts April 25, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Holding “One World, One Web” conference in Beijing condemned as a provocation Help by sharing this information News Leading Internet figures (researchers, engineers and businessmen) meet in Beijing at the annual WWW2008 conferences to discuss new Internet trends and technologies. “Nothing in the programme suggests that online freedom of expression has been tackled. But a minimum of decency and respect for China’s imprisoned cyber-dissidents would have demanded this,” the press freedom organisation said. Organisation Follow the news on China March 12, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more News China’s Cyber Censorship Figures News
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Madras High Court Rejects Karnan’s Defence Of ‘Severe Mental Depression’; Denies Bail In Abusive Videos Case
Top StoriesMadras High Court Rejects Karnan’s Defence Of ‘Severe Mental Depression’; Denies Bail In Abusive Videos Case Akshita Saxena16 Feb 2021 4:46 AMShare This – xThe Madras High Court on Tuesday refused to grant bail to CS Karnan, former High Court judge, in a case relating to uploading of abusive online videos. A Single Bench of Justice V. Bharathidasan rejected Karnan’s defence of mental instability and observed that the former Judge had made scathing remarks against Judicial institutions and the Judges with a predetermined mind, fully…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madras High Court on Tuesday refused to grant bail to CS Karnan, former High Court judge, in a case relating to uploading of abusive online videos. A Single Bench of Justice V. Bharathidasan rejected Karnan’s defence of mental instability and observed that the former Judge had made scathing remarks against Judicial institutions and the Judges with a predetermined mind, fully knowing the consequences of his actions. “A perusal of the transcribed text of all those video contents would clearly show that the petitioner made such abusive utterances consciously and with predetermined mind. Whenever the objectionable act of the petitioner was condemned by the well reasoned persons, he used to react quickly and start abusing them in vulgar language,” the Bench held. Background An FIR was registered against Karnan on the complaint by Advocate Devika over his objectionable videos threatening sexual crimes against women relations of High Court and Supreme Court judges. Subsequently, the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu filed a petition in the Madras High Court seeking action against the ex-judge. On November 10, the High Court had ordered the blocking of the objectionable video links. Justices M Sathyanarayanan and R Hemalatha had observed therein: “It is rather unfortunate to note that the ninth respondent (Karnan), who held an important constitutional post, has gone to such a level to repeatedly make scandalous, obscene, vituperative & unparliamentary remarks against former & sitting judges of SC & HC and their family members, especially women.” However, Karnan continued to upload objectionable abusive/ videos by changing accounts in various names, following which he was arrested and remanded to judicial custody on December 2, 2020. In his bail application, Karnan told the Madras High Court that he has been “suffering from serious and severe depression after his retirement” and that is why “he has been doing certain act unknowingly in an unregrettable fashion.” Findings Deliberate actions The Single Judge noted that the defence of severe mental depression and incapacity to understand the nature of his act would not come to Karnan’s aid because, “the sequence of the videos and the contents would prima facie show that the petitioner had done all such acts deliberately knowing fully well that what he was doing was wrong and contrary to law.” In its order, the Single Judge noted that whenever the objectionable act of the petitioner was condemned by the well-reasoned persons, he used to react quickly and start abusing them in vulgar language. In this context, he recorded the following chronology of events: October 25 2020: First video was uploaded making vulgar allegations against Judges of th Supreme Court and the Madras High Court, their spouses and women court staff members. Immediately, a complaint was made by a practicing lawyer. Having come to know that, Karnan uploaded another video abusing the women lawyers including a woman senior counsel. November 6, 2020: Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry made a compliant and also filed a writ petition before the High Court seeking a direction for the removal of the objectionable and hateful videos. November 10, 2020: A Division Bench of the High Court passed an interim order directing the social media concerned to remove all those objectionable and hateful videos. Immediately, on the very same day, Karnan uploaded another video abusing the Presiding Judge of the Division Bench and also questioning his authority to hear the writ petition. Karnan also made abusing statement against the Co-Chairman of the Bar Council of India, who had argued the writ petition before the Division Bench. November 13, 2020: Two more complaints were filed by the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and all such abusive videos were removed from the YouTube pursuant to the order passed by the court. Following this, Karnan again started uploading abusive videos by changing accounts in various names. November 11, 2020: Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry gave another complaint to the Police. Since no action was forthcoming, the Bar Council filed a petition under Section 482 of CrPC seeking direction to the Police to register the cases against Karnan. Having found about the same, Karnan uploaded another video wherein also he vulgarly abused the High Court Judges and the Co-Chairman of the Bar Council of India. In this backdrop, the Single Judge was of the opinion that, “petitioner was and is not having any physical or mental ailments which rendered his intellect weak. The utterances made by him in the videos would prima facie indicate that all those statements were made in a clear state of mind and uploaded the same on social media platforms fully knowing the consequences of his action and also the nature of the act he was doing. Therefore, the petitioner cannot take umbrage neither under Section 84 of IPC nor under Section 330 of Cr.P.C.” That apart, the Court noted that when a search was conducted in Karnan’s house, the Police seized certain documents containing abusive writings. On perusal of those documents, the Bench concluded, “it could be seen that the petitioner himself prepared all those abusive statements for recording the videos in question, which would clearly show that the petitioner made a thorough preparation before video graphing such abusive statements.” Contents of the impugned videos scandalous & vulgar The Single Judge expressed his shock at the scandalous, obscene, very vulgar and vituperative statements made by Karnan against sitting and former Judges of the Courts. On a perusal of the transcribed text of the video contents, the Bench said, “The petitioner had made scandalous, obscene, very vulgar and vituperative statements against few former Hon’ble Chief Justices, etc., batch and former and siting Honourable Judges of Supreme Court of India, former and sitting Honourable Judges of High Court Madras and two sitting Honourable Chief Justices of other High Courts as well as against the family members of some of the Honourable Judges, which cannot be expected even from a layman. The petitioner did not even spare women lawyers and women court staff members and also targeted some of the senior counsels who had argued the contempt case against the petitioner before the Supreme Court. The petitioner had also made very obscene and vulgar statements against the spouses of the Honourable Judges for no sin on their part and this court is fully satisfied that the contents of the video prima facie make out offences for which the petitioner has been implicated.” Insincere apology In his bail application, Karnan had stated that he was doing certain acts unknowingly, and that he would render unconditional apology to those who were offended by the video contents uploaded by him. However, the Court observed that Karnan is not serious to tender apology for the acts done by him. It noted, “Even though the wife and the son of the petitioner have filed affidavit and tendered unconditional apology on behalf of the petitioner, the same cannot be accepted in the absence of any such affidavit from the petitioner, genuinely regretting for the acts done by him. The learned senior counsel for the petitioner also assertively stated that the petitioner is not willing to file any such affidavit tendering apology.” Antecedents Coming to Karnan’s antecedents, the Single Judge noted that his tirade started in the year 2015 and number of unsustainable orders were passed by him when he served as a High Court Judge. He had also faced contempt proceedings for having made obnoxious allegations against the Chief Justice of India, some Judges of the Supreme Court and a number of Judges of the Madras High Court. In 2017, the Supreme Court had found Karnan guilty of contempt and he was sentenced to undergo imprisonment for six months [vide In Re Justice C.S.Karnan 2017 (7) SCC 1] Further, despite the Supreme Court’s explicit direction that no further statements made by him should be published, Karnan continued to make abusive statements against Judges, their spouses, women lawyers and the women staff members of the Registry of Madras High Court. Furthermore, even after the order of the Division Bench of the Madras High Court for the deletion of those abusive videos on the social media platforms, Karnan continued to upload such videos by creating new YouTube accounts. In this backdrop, the Bench noted, “This court is of the view that there is no guarantee that if the petitioner is released on bail, he would not indulge in similar acts in future. … Considering the past conduct of the petitioner, this court has every reason to believe that there is likelihood of the petitioner repeating the offence in the event of releasing him on bail. On considering the past conduct of the petitioner, this court is unable to accept the undertaking given by the petitioner.” No post-Covid complications In the bail plea, Karnan had said that he had been suffering from serious depression for some time, which aggravated after he underwent treatment for COVID19, causing him to act in an “improper manner”. During the hearing, Karnan’s wife and son stated that Karnan is suffering from age related ailments. The Court however observed that Karnan had completely recovered from COVID19 infection and is comfortable and hale and healthy. “He is not suffering from any post COVID complications. The general health condition of the petitioner is also good… Except the oral submissions, no material has been placed before this court to show that the petitioner is suffering from post COVID19 complications or any other serious ailments.,” the Single Judge said while declining the bail plea. petitioner admitted that he only uploaded the videos and further stated that due to long imprisonment undergone by him pursuant to the order passed by the Honourable Supreme Court and due to certain subsequent developments, he has been suffering from severe mental depression and his mind is not stable. It is further stated by the petitioner that he had lost his younger brother in the month of November 2020 and by that incident also, he was seriously affected and he has been doing certain act unknowingly in an unregrettable fashion. Likelihood of interfering with investigation In his concluding remarks, the Single Judge said, “The petitioner is none other than the former Judge of this court and High Court of Calcutta. He is also founder president of a political party and appears to be a very influential person. Considering the position held by the petitioner as a constitutional functionary and he being a very influential person, this court is of the view that if the petitioner is released on bail, at this stage, there is every possibility of the petitioner interfering with the investigation and tampering with the witnesses and influence the officials.” Case Title: CS Karnan v. State Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Story
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