LFA Ends Campaign against Ebola Stigma

first_imgThe Liberia Football Association (LFA) has announced the end of its one-month awareness and sensitization campaign “Stop the Stigma against Ebola Survivors and Ebola is still real.”The 1st vice president and secretary general Musa Shannon and Alphonso Armah in separate interviews said the anti-Ebola Stigma campaign ran from December 1, 2014 to January 15, 2015.The campaign, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation valued about US$13,000.00.Armah said the campaign focused on stigmatizing survivors, ensuring tolerance, empathy and understanding.He said the campaign was successful through the support of former Lone Star players.Shannon added that the ‘Stop the Ebola Stigma against Survivors’ message was spread through interviews and radio talk shows, as well as in newspapers, banners on buildings and on bus stops, including football games, amongst others.He thanked the Ministry of Information for their partnership, which provided them the platform to speak to over 3, 000, 0000 Liberians through its regular ‘Ebola Hour.’He also hailed the media – radios, newspapers and internet users and bloggers for their coverage.The frontliners were former players of the George Weah 11, who are currently serving as coaches.They included former international players of Christopher Wreh, (Arsenal), James Salinsa Debbah, (A.S Monaco, Olympique Lyonnais, OGC Nice and Paris Saint-Germain) and Kervin Sebwe, who played in France, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates and Greece.The rest: Musa Shannon, (Tampa Bay Tunity and Carolina Dynamo in the US), Dionysius “Dion” Sebwe, (Park College and the Kansas City Wiz) and Oliver Markor, (Greece).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Great Barrier Reef tourism gets digital boost

Great Barrier Reef tourism gets digital boost

first_imgGreat Barrier Reef tourism gets digital boostThe Great Barrier Reef will be centre stage at Australia’s largest tourism trade event which begins this weekend following the release of a new e-magazine developed by Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ).TEQ Chief Executive, Leanne Coddington, said from today Queensland tourism operators would have access to a new Great Barrier Reef e-magazine to promote directly to international tourism wholesalers attending the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE).“The Great Barrier Reef is Queensland’s greatest natural tourism advantage,” Ms Coddington said.“101 Ways to do the Great Barrier Reef is a new promotional resource which profiles the Reef and its five distinct tourism precincts – the Wild North, Cairns and Port Douglas, Townsville, Whitsundays and Mackay, and the Southern Great Barrier Reef.“The e-magazine features lists of reef experiences only found in Queensland, information on the ‘Great 8’ marine encounters in an underwater safari as well as suggestions for how to explore the Reef from the water, air and islands along the coast.“More than 700 international delegates will leave ATE able to use the e-magazine to inspire travellers to experience the Reef first-hand.”Ms Coddington said the e-magazine formed part of a coordinated marketing effort by TEQ to drive awareness and visitation to the Reef.“The Reef attracts around two million visitors each year, supports almost 70,000 full-time jobs and is worth $5.6 billion a year to the Australian economy,” she said.“By promoting these experiences we can reaffirm the Great Barrier Reef as one of the best tourism experiences in the world.” Queensland.com Source = Tourism And Events Queenslandlast_img read more

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