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Originally posted by JBA2848
I think the true purpose is to legalize what they have already been doing. With the News Corp problems in the UK now spreading into the US they are changing the rules in order to keep them out of trouble. And it will also allow them to continue. Don't forget Dana Perino sits on the board of propaganda agents. link And she worked for Bush and now works for Fox News. Im sure she has a password for this site. link
The implementation plan features a dozen key tactical steps that informed the FY 2013 budget
Unify the agency into one organization, many brands
Launch a Global News Network
Seize targeted growth opportunities
Focus on the global democracy wave and pockets of extremism
Rationalize program delivery
Combat Internet censorship and jamming
Elevate and expand social media innovation
Employ leading-edge communication techniques and technologies
Engage the world in conversation about America
Nurture a dynamic, dedicated workforce
Spur development through targeted media initiatives and training
Sharpen understanding of impact through state-of-the-art research
DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE
USAID supports Egyptian programs aimed at strengthening the administration of justice and improving access to justice for women and disadvantaged groups; promoting decentralization of fiscal, political and administrative governance; promoting more competitive and transparent electoral processes; and strengthening the organizational and advocacy capabilities of civil society organizations. USAID is proud to have helped the Government of Egypt achieve the following milestones:
Reduced opportunities for corruption and increased transparency and operational efficiency in 13 of Egypt’s 29 governorates through the successful piloting of court automation in eight courts throughout the country, and development of the software which allowed the Government of Egypt to independently automate an additional five courts;
Providing legal and professional training to 3,000 judges and staff, including a comprehensive training program for the first female judges ever appointed to the Courts of First Instance;
Improvement of mediation and counseling services through training for mediation staff and family court judges, and grants to local non-governmental organizations, collectively benefitting approximately 16,000 children and 8,700 families;
Training 600 of the nation’s 4,000 prosecutors on defendants’ legal rights and developing a legal data base and a handbook on the right to counsel for use by prosecutors nationwide, helping to ensure that new legislation is meaningfully implemented;
Production of a national strategy for decentralization, and implementation of pilot models in Assiut, Qena, and Beheira governorates to increase local revenues and citizen involvement;
Supporting more than 100 joint community-local government initiatives to solve local problems and providing civic education and leadership training to more than 47,000 women, students and youth across the country;
Protecting human rights through the establishment of Child Protection Committees in all 29 governorates across the country, a nationwide human rights education campaign and the distribution of 180,000 children’s books on human rights;
Provision of training to more than 2,000 media professionals combined with strengthening six media training institutions in Cairo;
Increasing access to local news and information, through launching of the country’s first weekly supplement in a national paper in Alexandria, and increasing readership of a local paper by 50 percent in Minya;
Developing a trained cadre of more than 13,000 local election observers nationwide and supporting the issuance of 1,250 national identification and voting cards to facilitate citizen participation in national and local elections.
Dana Perino is the founder of Dana Perino and Company, a strategic communications firm, a member of the Burson-Marsteller Global Strategy Team
Following the 1991 Santa Cruz massacre of East Timor protesters by occupying Indonesian forces, the Indonesian government retained Burson-Marsteller "to help improve the country's human rights and environmental image,"
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Burson-Marsteller carried out public relations work for the last Argentine military dictatorship (1976–1983), for which it received criticism. The corporation accepted the military junta government of General Jorge Videla as a client with the full knowledge of and advice from the U.S. State Department, and the remit of attracting industrial investment, marketing Argentine bonds, promoting Argentine products, mainly wine, and improving the image of the dictatorship around the world.
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At that time human rights organizations were denouncing state crimes against humanity including forced disappearances and torture that were taking place in what later became known as the Dirty War.