People give more when beneficiaries €˜make an effort’

first_img Howard Lake | 6 September 2007 | News Results showed that people are more willing to donate if disasters were caused by natural factors rather than manmade – famine following natural drought rather than famine following armed conflict, for example. Positive emotions such as empathy towards the victims also increase people’s willingness to donate. When people believed their donations had the potential to make a ‘real difference’ in the region affected, they were more inclined to donate. People also considered their country’s relations with that of the affected country when they made donations. They are less willing to donate if the victim country’s regime is perceived to be an enemy, rather than an ally. Dr Zagefka said this was interesting because often disaster victims might not actually support the regime, for example in a dictatorship. Nonetheless donors are biased against them because victims are associated with the enemy regime.The authors suggest that fundraising campaigns should seek to represent the victims as proactive rather than passive and they should convey the message that donations will be ‘effective’, establishing a feeling of trust in the potential donor. Campaigns should also highlight positive relations between the donor’s and the victim’s countries, or if this is not possible, then provide information that could help donors see the diversity of groups within that country.  35 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis People are more likely to give more to the victims of disasters when they think that beneficiaries are making an effort to help themselves and when the victims are not deemed to be responsible for the situation.A series of studies by Dr Hanna Zagefka and Dr Masi Noor of the Royal Holloway University of London for the British Psychological Society’s annual conference reveals why people donate more generously towards some humanitarian disasters than others. There were four studies, looking at willingness to donate to victims of the 2004 tsunami, and to the Darfur crisis as well as hypothetical disasters. Advertisement Tagged with: Research / statisticscenter_img 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis People give more when beneficiaries €˜make an effort’last_img read more

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RWB supports independent probe into brutal attack on reporter

first_img News Reporters Without Borders condemns the brutal attack on Tetyana Chornovil, an outspoken journalist with the Ukrainskaya Pravda daily newspaper, who was dragged from her car and badly beaten in Kiev on the night of 24 December.“We support the decision by the Institute for Mass Information, a Reporters Without Borders partner, to conduct an independent investigation to ensure that those responsible for this act of barbarity are brought to justice,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We are appalled by this violent attack, the gravest of all the many abuses against journalists in Ukraine in recent months. Such violations of the Ukrainian media’s safety and freedom of expression are intolerable.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Journalists must be able to work freely. We urge the Ukrainian authorities to guarantee respect for justice, freedom of information and fundamental rights.”A journalist who has become well known for her investigative reporting about senior government officials and politicians, Chornovil is also a leading activist in the “Euromaidan” protests in Kiev’s Independence Square against President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to back out of a partnership agreement with the European Union.She was driving in her car in a Kiev suburb on the night of 24 December when three unidentified men in an SUV forced her to stop, gave her a severe beating and left her at the side of road. Rushed to hospital with concussion and multiple facial fractures, she has undergone several operations and is still in intensive care.Chornovil attributes the attack to her latest article, posted on her blog on 24 December, in she wrote about a luxury villa owned by interior minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko.The attack has triggered a wave of outrage in Ukrainian civil society. Several demonstrations have been held supporting Chornovil and calling for the interior minister’s resignation, and many opposition leaders, including Yulia Tymoshenko, have condemned the attack.The police say they are investigating it as a case of “hooliganism” under article 296-2 of the Criminal Code and have arrested three suspects.There has been a sharp increase in violations of freedom of information since the start of the Euromaidan movement. At least 50 journalists have been physically attacked during demonstrations since the start of December and three opposition media were stormed on 9 December.According to the Institute for Mass Information, journalists have been the victims of a total of 101 physical attacks in 2013.Ukraine is ranked 126th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF_en Receive email alerts UkraineEurope – Central Asia March 26, 2021 Find out more UkraineEurope – Central Asia (Photo : Institute for Mass Information)(Slideshow: ABC) Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV News December 27, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB supports independent probe into brutal attack on reporter to go further Organisation February 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Follow the news on Ukraine News Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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