Barnardo’s partners with Parcelly to offer in-store parcel collection service

first_imgBarnardo’s partners with Parcelly to offer in-store parcel collection service Barnardo’s and Parcelly have partnered to offer the Parcelly click and collect service in 90 Barnardo’s stores across Birmingham and Liverpool, with further expansion into Manchester scheduled for the second week of June, and a nationwide roll-out in the coming few months. The new partnership will expand Parcelly’s location network to almost 2,000 outlets across the UK. Barnardo’s in return will attract new customers by providing Parcelly as an additional community service, and will also generate a new revenue stream with 100% of profits for each parcel collected or returned to its stores reinvested into the charity.Roy Clark, director of Barnardo’s Retail & Trading said:“We’re delighted to enter this trial with Parcelly, giving the communities involved the chance to collect their parcels at their local Barnardo’s store. As our lives become busier, it’s all about convenience, which is what we’ll be offering when you download the app and start using the service.”Sebastian Steinhauser, CEO of Parcelly added: Advertisement Tagged with: corporate customer service  76 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 “Click&collect meets CSR. Parcelly is known for converting redundant space in local businesses into carrier and retailer agnostic parcel storage. But we’re also recognised for our social and environmental impact and this partnership allows us to combine both. We’re extremely excited to work with Barnardo’s. We are also looking forward to introducing a number of new services in the upcoming weeks, which will add a completely new CSR element to the traditional click&collect model.”  75 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img Melanie May | 6 June 2017 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8last_img read more

Sixth journalist killed since start of year, robbery ruled out

first_img RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America May 13, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts April 13, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sixth journalist killed since start of year, robbery ruled out Organisation News December 28, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Honduras HondurasAmericas Help by sharing this information center_img HondurasAmericas RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Journalists are continuing to be murdered in Honduras. Radio W105 presenter Luis Antonio Chévez Hernández was gunned down in San Pedro Sula, the country’s business capital, on 11 April, following a particularly violent month of March in which five journalists were slain.Aged 22 and nicknamed “El Huevo” (The Egg), Chévez and a cousin were getting out of a car outside Chévez’s house when they were shot by unidentified gunmens, who fleds the scene. The motive is still unknown but the police have ruled out robbery as a sizable sum of money was found in the victims’ belongings.Witnesses said they had seen strangers lurking near the house prior to the arrival of Chévez and his cousin.“We cannot stand this wave of violence any longer,” a member of the journalist’s family said. No one has been brought to justice for any of the murders, physical attacks or threats against journalists since the June 2009 coup d’état. The repression since the coup has compounded the already high level of violence of a criminal nature. Reporters Without Borders is meanwhile also concerned about the impact of a military deployment in the Aguán region where journalist Nahúm Palacios was gunned down on 14 March after being threatened by soldiers.(Photo : La Tribuna)_______02.04.2010 – Month of violence turns Honduras into world’s most dangerous country for journalists“We are unable to provide you with protection,” the police in the western town of San Marcos de Ocotepeque told journalist José Alemán after gunmen tried to kill him on 26 March. The correspondent of Radio América and the Diario Tiempo newspaper, Alemán fled the country after being told this. His departure ended a month in which five other journalists were murdered.Alemán took the risk of reporting violations of free expression and human rights that have taken place since last June’s coup d’état. Shortly after he received telephone threats, two gunmen opened fire on his home in his absence. He was then pursued through the streets but managed to escape.The five murders and the flight into exile in the space of one month mean that Honduras was the world’s most dangerous country for journalists in the first quarter of 2010. No one has been brought to justice for any of the murders or any of the physical attacks or acts of intimidation or censorship of journalists and human rights activists since last June’s coup.The coup lives on in what continues to take place. Worse still, the government installed after the controversial 29 November elections appointed one of the coup’s generals, Romeo Vásquez Velásquez, on 8 March to head the state telecommunications company, Hondutel. His appointment is an incentive to further impunity.Reporters Without Borders is one of the signatories of a petition addressed to Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, whose government currently holds the European Union’s rotating presidency. A resolution is needed at the European level, and other levels, urging the new Honduran government to react to this collapse of the rule of law.(Photo : AFP)__________27.03.10 – Two journalists gunned down in ambush, bringing media death toll in March to fiveReporters Without Borders offers its condolences to the relatives and colleagues of local radio journalists Bayardo Mairena and Manuel Juárez, who were ambushed and slain by gunmen on 26 March in eastern Honduras. After spraying their car with bullets, the gunmen cold-bloodedly finished them off with shots fire at close range, witnesses said.Their deaths bring the number of journalists killed in Honduras since the start of the year to five. All of these murders took place in March.“Honduras and Mexico rank as the western hemisphere’s two deadliest countries by far for journalists in 2010,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Five have been killed in Honduras even if investigators have not yet completely established the motive in some cases. Aside from the problem of organised crime, the Honduran media continue to be major targets of the post-coup repression. We urge the authorities to act energetically to curb this violence and identify those responsible.”Mairena and Juarez were ambushed near Juticalpa, in the eastern province of Olancho, while on their way back from hosting a radio programme in Catacamas. Colleagues described Mairena, 52, as a radio journalism pioneer in Olancho province. Juárez, 55, had worked for Radio Nacional for years.The head of the Honduran Press Association urged President Porfirio Lobo to rein in the wave of killings of journalists. Reporters Without Borders is also concerned about recent threats against the staff of Radio Uno, a privately-owned opposition station in San Pedro Sula. Despite being in the army’s sights since last June’s coup d’état, it continues to take risks by covering human rights violations. Reports RSF_en last_img read more

New law a threat to journalists’ rights

first_imgNews Article 2 says that “to work as a journalist it is necessary to have a degree in journalism, or social communication or equivalent from a Venezuelan university (…), to be registered at the Venezuelan National Association of Journalists (CNP) and the Journalists Welfare Institute (IPSP)”. Organisation August 25, 2020 Find out more to go further New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets January 13, 2021 Find out more July 30, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New law a threat to journalists’ rights Paragraph 2 of Article 3 distinguishes between written press and broadcast journalism. “Photographers can work even if they are not members of the national association of journalists.” Article 7 says “managers and foreign correspondents of international press agencies, foreign publications and foreign radio and TV can be members of the National Association of Journalists”.Article 39 lays down a prison term of three to six months to anyone working illegally as a journalist.The law regulating a journalists’ worked was promulgated on 22 December 1994. Venezuela’s Supreme Court on 27 July 2004 rejected an appeal against several articles from the Venezuelan press proprietors’ organisation (BPV).The Supreme Court ruled that the law on the exercise of journalistic work was compatible with Article 82 of the 1961 Constitution and with Article 105 of the 1999 Constitution, that clarifies the fact that the law determines working conditions and the organisation of certain professions.The BPV, by contrast, contends that a journalists’ work is not limited to applying basic technical competence, but is linked primarily to freedom of expression and cannot be dependent on compulsory registration in an official association.The BPV said in particular that “the law infringes Article 13 of the American Convention on Human Rights (San José pact) signed by Venezuela in 1977. The proprietors’ organisation also pointed out that the “inter-American Human Rights Court put out consultative opinion number 5 on 13 November 1985 that compulsory registration with an official body as a requirement of access to free expression is incompatible with Article 13 of the American Convention on Human Rights.”In a text adopted in January 2000, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression clearly established that, imprisonment as punishment for the peaceful expression of an opinion constitutes a serious violation of human rights.” Reporters Without Borders has protested against a new law passed on 27 July 2004 by Venezuela’s supreme court which it says contains measures that pose a threat to press freedom. Help by sharing this information Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives VenezuelaAmericas News Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela News VenezuelaAmericas Reporters Without Borders has protested against a new law passed by Venezuela’s supreme court which it says contains measures that pose a threat to press freedom.The new law, regulating the work of a journalist, ratified on 27 July 2004, provides for compulsory registration with the national journalism association, punishing illegal journalistic activity with prison sentences. Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Venezuela RSF_en June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more