SA newspaper in AfriLeaks launch

first_img15 January 2015Whistle-blowers can now leak information anonymously via AfriLeaks, a new website set up by 19 media outlets and activist groups across the continent, which is committed to “speaking truth to power”, according to the platform.AfriLeaks is a secure and anonymous method of leaking information to any one of the 19 receiver newsrooms, which include Mail & Guardian, News Day, The Africa Report, The Zimbabwean, Botswana Guardian and 100 Reporters. The platform is a joint project of the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) and the Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights (Hermes).It uses GlobaLeaks software, which AfriLeaks explains is specifically designed to protect the identities of the submitter and receiver in the exchange of leaked materials. The software is developed by Hermes, a non-profit organisation.GlobaLeaks is an open source project aimed at creating a worldwide, anonymous, censorship-resistant, distributed whistle-blowing platform.AfriLeaks aims to expose politicians and businessmen who abuse power in Africa, and its founders say it is an attempt to boost investigative journalism to expose widespread corruption and human rights abuses. It will also help to circumvent growing surveillance by governments and corporate firms, they say – necessary in a post-Snowden world.“We’ve designed a system that helps you to share [confidential documents of public interest] while protecting your own identity, so that it becomes impossible to identify you as the source of the leak,” the founders explain on the site.Whistle-blowers are able to send documents and select which of AfriLeaks’ member organisations should investigate it. The whistle-blower is also able to stay in touch and answer further questions without revealing his or her name or contact information.However, they are advised to take precautions in leaking sensitive information. “Leaking is never without risk. AfriLeaks tries, as much as possible, to protect information and to provide information about the risks.“The system makes finding the source of a leak close to impossible. Our receivers are journalists [who] have been trained in the use of state-of-the-art security tools and procedures.”The Mail & Guardian says AfriLeaks is an offshoot of GlobaLeaks, an initiative which aims to help media houses in Europe in the same way, with the aim of making whistle-blowing safer. “In the post-Snowden world in which we live, with government and corporate surveillance a reality, it has become critically important for journalists and whistle-blowers to take every precaution to ensure their digital safety,” the paper reports.Edward Snowden, a former American security contractor, is in exile in Russia. The US wants to put him on trial for leaking to the media in 2013 details of mass surveillance programmes.“We are confident that AfriLeaks is the safest way to anonymously leak to us,” the Mail & Guardian says. “We take the safety of our sources very seriously, and strongly recommend that whistle-blowers use this programme when leaking sensitive information to us.”There is a step-by-step guide explaining to whistle-blowers how to upload documents, how to secure devices as much as possible, and how to keep in touch with the platform after contact has been made.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Tinksky Chinese Hair Comb Cheongsam Hair Accessory, Very depicts and pretty

first_imgThis really quite hair combe is quite eye catching. Regrettably mine arrived with a piece damaged off so remaining returned. The design and decrotive function on this merchandise is gorgeous and would look wonderful in my hair. I received this product at a lessened cost for giving a honest evaluate.Excellent cost and good good quality, importantly this item came on time – in a week. If only this vendor sold much more things, i would obtain extra like this from them.I set this in my daughters hair when we went out for a food and it appeared extremely rather in her hair. Bought this for my 6year aged daughter. I set this in my daughters hair when we went out for a food and it looked extremely really in her hair. It went in her hair really effortlessly. The issue was when i took it out as it received a small little bit taffled in her hair, it did not result in any soreness untangling it but i consider my daughters hair was far too prolonged ( it goes all the way down her again). I imagine this would be improved for shorter to mid duration hair. My daughter cherished getting it in her hair and she wants to don it again. I bought this product at a lessened price and it arrived well packaged and just before the anticipated delivery day.Key specs for Tinksky Chinese Hair Comb Cheongsam Hair Accessory (Red):Color: mainly red. Material: hard alloy.Features beautiful flower and tassel design, very delicate and charming.Fantastic hair accessories for weddings, proms, parties or other special occasions.The hair comb is easy to get in the hair and will assure a snug fit on various hair styles.Comments from buyers“Fine filigree workmanship., The detailing on the metal is rather good making the leaves and flower petals stand out very , I put this in my daughters hair when we went out for a meal and it looked very pretty in her hair, I really like this hair comb, Very depicts and pretty, Lovely design detail”This seems to be excellent in my daughters hair many thanks i got this cost-free.This is a quite delicate hair comb with tons of pretty intricate depth. It is a relatively brassy colour somewhat than gold. The comb to attach it to the hair is fairly small and instead fiddly to implement. It is quite ornamental and unconventional. I acquired it for myself but l will give it to my daughter as l truly feel it would improved fit a more youthful human being. I been given this item at a minimized price tag in exchange for an trustworthy evaluate which l have furnished.The detailing on the steel is alternatively great building the leaves and flower petals stand out extremely. This chinese hair comb has arrived in a fair amount of money of time it was perfectly packaged, it comes in plastic luggage one particular on the dangling chains to stop tangling and braking and one particular with the hair comb and chain bag in. The hair comb is an orange gold colored metal as are the chains with purple plastic beads glued on it. The comb component is positioned at the centre of the rear even so it is not a very big piece of comb but it is also steel and it does not give considerably overall flexibility when striving to apply it in location which helps make it a little bit awkward to use. The detailing on the metallic is relatively great building the leaves and flower petals stand out extremely effectively and the truth that it is layered does make it stand out and search exclusive. I did get this hair comb at a discounted price in trade for my sincere and impartial opinion and i feel that it is all right, but the comb element could be far better.Wonderful filigree workmanship. . The 1st point that catches your eye is the magnificence and exquisite craftsmanship that has went into producing the chinese hair comb. It is produced up of an alloy of metals and is adorned with red gems and is very eyecatchingly. It is adorned with attractive jewelled flowers and tasseled droplets with crimson at their finish. The steel is pretty great and extremely flexible which i experience is very good in 1 way because it usually means you can get the comb into your finest situation but i also be concerned it might snap if you are as well sturdy with your manipulation. In stating all that it is extremely intricately made and seems to be breathtaking. I have kindly gained this products at a discounted price in trade for my unbiased, honest and my evaluations are always truthful because i count on assessments when i am building a purchase on the web. I have provided considerably less than 5 stars on the situations that warranted it even with goods i received at a price cut so be sure to be assured my critiques are 100% truthful and i really don’t give great assessments only simply because i been given it at a price cut. I give very good reviews if the merchandise warrants it. If my assessment has not lined the products you desire to know about you also have the choice of inquiring a issue from the neighborhood which i uncover really useful.I really like this hair comb. I seriously like this hair comb. It has stunning intricate gold detail of leaves and flowers with red beads in the centre of each and every flower. There are seven chains dangling from the comb with a bead on the close of each chain. Each of the beads dangling from the beads has a wonderful gold element on the conclusion. The detailing is exquisite and the comb seems to be beautiful at the time positioned in the hair. I can not see any negatives, whilst it is a really delicate product. Be sure to note that i was given this merchandise at a decreased price in order to have out the overview. The overview is absolutely unbiased and unbiased.Was pretty cheap looking and bent quickly.Nicely i really like to wait for chinese new year to get a common chinese glimpse.Very pretty but comb is rather useless. But it did the career with a pair of hair clipsupdate: unprompted, the vendor contacted me at a later day with an supply of a £3 refund.Stunning hair clip great for any situation nicly built.This comb is so much superior than it appears to be like in the image. It has a 5 pronged comb on the again which can be bent slightly to attach it to your hair. It has 7 chains at numerous various lengths darling down from it this is a fragile comb so i would not send a tiny female into college with it. I wore mine with my hair in a bun and that on top rated of it my daughter scraped all hair to a person facet and attached it there no matter what way you wear it it will search greati was despatched this item for free or at a discounted cost in trade for a sincere overview.last_img read more

Updated: Senate GMO labeling bill passed by House, sent to President

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday afternoon 306-117 to pass the GMO labeling measure sent on from the Senate. The White House said the President will sign the bill into law.The action looks to preempt the state GMO legislation that recently went into place in Vermont, in addition to preventing a costly patchwork of other state’s GMO labeling bills that are being considered.The legislation requires either an on-package label or smart-label that directs consumers to more information through a smartphone — a major reason behind its acceptance by groups on both sides of the aisle.The American Farm Bureau, while holding the bill was not perfect because of it requiring the labeling of foods that use Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), said the smart-labels are an acceptable option.The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) said they are pleased that the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 764 today and encourages President Obama to quickly sign the bill into law.“Biotechnology is a safe, proven tool that helps agriculture feed a growing world population. Today’s vote is a win for consumers and farmers. It’s a vote against misinformation. We are proud to be involved in the strong coalition of agriculture and food organizations that are committed to a science-based solution,” said Chad Kemp, President of the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association and farmer from Preble County.The National Corn Growers Association also praised the U.S. House of Representatives for its vote passing S. 764. Particularly, the association praised Chairmen Conaway and Roberts, Ranking Members Peterson and Stabenow, Congressmen Pompeo and Butterfield, and all of the members of Congress, from both sides of the aisle, who worked together to pass this bill.“Today, our representatives in the House built upon last week’s work in the Senate, taking another important step toward bringing consistency to the marketplace,” said Chip Bowling, NCGA President  and a farmer from Maryland. “This achievement was made possible as members of the food and agricultural value chain came together as never before to advance a solution that works for farmers, food companies and, most importantly, consumers.“S. 764 ensures consumers have the access to product information without stigmatizing this safe, proven technology that America’s farmers value. Now that both houses of Congress have come together to address this important issue, we ask that the President take the final step by signing this legislation into law.”last_img read more