Ireland’s online donations for Haiti reach 5 million euros

first_img Payment services company Realex has reported that the number of online charity donations has soared as Irish people make donations to charities helping in Haiti.In the days since the Haitian disaster, online donations valued in excess of €5 million have been made by charities that process payments with Realex Payments.According to figures released by Realex Payments, in excess of 50,000 transactions have been processed in the two weeks since the tragedy.Donations started to flood in as soon as news of the devastation caused by the earthquake emerged. The day after the earthquake struck, there was a significant increase in the volumes of payments processed for charities, with the volume of online donations increasing by over 1100% in just 24 hours.The normal average for daily online donations is €85,000, however this increased to €443,000 from the 13th January. The biggest donations were made 14th and 15th of January, when the average donation was in excess of €113. However, the volume of donations continues to remain high.Realex Payments is Ireland’s largest payment service provider and supports over 125 charities who accept donations online.www.realexpayments.com Howard Lake | 29 January 2010 | News  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Ireland Ireland’s online donations for Haiti reach 5 million euros 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.last_img read more

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Reporter shot dead while investigating illegal logging

first_img Help by sharing this information Organisation CambodiaAsia – Pacific to go further December 28, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts February 24, 2021 Find out more RSF_en CambodiaAsia – Pacific Cambodian journalist Taing Try was shot dead yesterday while investigating illegal logging in the southern province of Kratie with five other journalists. Three suspects have been arrested. January 21, 2021 Find out more Google experiments drop Australian media from search results News Cambodian journalist gets 20 months in jail for livestream A reporter for several local newspapers, Taing Try was shot while in his car. The car of the suspected killer was found 200 metres down the road where he had to abandon it.Reporters Without Borders is appalled by this cold-blooded murder of a journalist who was investigating a sensitive story. Environmentalist reporter Hang Serei Oudom already lost his life in late 2012 because of his coverage of deforestation and illegal logging in protected areas.“The fact that some of the people running this lucrative trafficking in timber hold senior positions must not afford them any kind of immunity,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk. “If the three detained suspects really were involved in this shocking murder, we hope they will be tried like anyone else.”The three detained suspects – Mondolkiri police chief Ben Hieng, military police officer Khim Pheakdey and Cambodia Royal Air Force member La Narong – have reportedly admitted having a hand in the murder. All three are also suspected traffickers.At a press conference, the police said Taing Try – a member of the Khmer Journalists for Democracy Association – had threatened to report the three suspects to the authorities. Freedom of information is increasingly restricted in Cambodia and journalists who cover illegal logging are often the targets of threats.Cambodia is ranked 144th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. October 13, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter shot dead while investigating illegal logging RSF decries Cambodian plan for Chinese-style “Great Firewall” News Follow the news on Cambodia News Newslast_img read more

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