NGO coalition, including RSF, urges Google to reject Chinese censorship

first_img June 7, 2021 Find out more A coalition of human rights organizations, including Reporters Without Borders (RSF), wrote to Google CEO Sundar Pichai today calling on the California firm to not be complicit in Chinese censorship and to remain faithful to the values set out in its code of conduct, ethical charter and manifesto for a free and open internet.Earlier this month, internal leaks at Google revealed the existence of Dragonfly, a censored search engine project that would allow Google to return to the Chinese market. Ironically, the tech giant had left China in 2010 in rejection of such requests. While the announcement of the project caused an uproar among Google employees, the management team buried its head in the sand and dismissed the revelations as “speculations.”RSF is particularly concerned about the safety of journalists and their sources if Google were to follow the policies of information censorship and digital surveillance led by President Xi Jinping’s regime. China occupies the bottom of the RSF Freedom of the Press Index (176th out of 180 countries) and sees more than 50 imprisoned journalists.Signatory organizations:Access NowAmnesty InternationalArticle 19Center for Democracy and TechnologyCommittee to Protect JournalistsElectronic Frontier FoundationHuman Rights in ChinaHuman Rights WatchInternational Service for Human Rights (ISHR)PEN InternationalPrivacy InternationalReporters sans frontières (RSF)WITNESSSee the full letter below Related documents 2018-08-28_rsf_google_dragonfly_open_letter.pdfPDF – 102.5 KB June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation News August 29, 2018 NGO coalition, including RSF, urges Google to reject Chinese censorship Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists ChinaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Online freedoms WhistleblowersFreedom of expressionInternet News Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and multiple NGOs jointly call on Google CEO to refrain from collaboration with Chinese censorship, which would endanger journalists and their sources. News Receive email alerts RSF_en ChinaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Online freedoms WhistleblowersFreedom of expressionInternet China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more News PHOTO: ERIC PIERMONT / AFP to go furtherlast_img read more

ABG Acquisition Corp. I Announces Pricing of Upsized $131 Million Initial Public Offering

first_img TAGS  Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 NEW YORK and HONG KONG, Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — ABG Acquisition Corp. I (the “Company”) today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 13,100,000 Class A ordinary shares at a price of $10.00 per share. The shares will be listed on The Nasdaq Capital Market and trade under the ticker symbol “ABGI” beginning February 17, 2021. ABG Acquisition Corp. I is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of entering into a combination with one or more businesses. The Company’s sponsor is an affiliate of Ally Bridge Group, a global healthcare-focused investment group founded by Fan (Frank) Yu with dual headquarters in New York and Hong Kong. While the Company may pursue an initial business combination target in any business or industry, the Company intends to focus on the global healthcare industry, with a particular focus on the medical technology and biotechnology verticals. The Company is led by its Chief Executive Officer, Fan (Frank) Yu, and its Chief Financial Officer, Daniel Johnson. Jefferies LLC is acting as the sole book-running manager of the offering. The Company has granted the underwriter a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,965,000 Class A ordinary shares at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. When available, copies of the prospectus may be obtained from: Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022, telephone: 877-821-7388 or email: Prospectus—[email protected] The registration statements relating to the securities became effective on February 16, 2021. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. The offering is expected to close on February 19, 2021, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Cautionary Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements,” including with respect to the proposed initial public offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds. No assurance can be given that the offering discussed above will be completed on the terms described, or at all, or that the net proceeds of the offering will be used as indicated. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s registration statement and preliminary prospectus for the Company’s offering filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Copies are available on the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law. Contact: Daniel Johnson Chief Financial Officer of ABG Acquisition Corp. I (646)-829-9830 [email protected] View original content: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/abg-acquisition-corp-i-announces-pricing-of-upsized-131-million-initial-public-offering-301229546.html SOURCE Ally Bridge Group Twitter Pinterest Local NewsBusinesscenter_img Facebook WhatsApp ABG Acquisition Corp. I Announces Pricing of Upsized $131 Million Initial Public Offering Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleDevils deal Rangers fourth straight loss with 5-2 victoryNext articleSheary, Vrana score as Capitals beat Penguins 3-1 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more