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NewsGram’s Pick : These Quotes by the Famed Leaders are Second to None

These leadership quotes will thrive you to acquire leadership skills

Some leaders die but their leadership never dies . Pixabay

– by Naina Mishra

June 14, 2017:

Some leaders die but their leadership never dies. Newsgram brings to you the 5 second to none quotations about leadership by such leaders whose teaching are still ingrained in our lifestyles.


To be a leader one must be close enough to its team as it involves organizing them and delegating the work. But also it is important to motivate your teams constantly for the better productivity. The attitude is very important in guiding your team and setting a big picture for your organization.


It is important to maintain the motivation level and be focused towards the work. If you aren’t passionate about your work, your goal will only remain a wishful thinking. Nothing will change if you will change nothing, you should be willing to convert your dreams into a reality. Without passion, you cannot reach any far.


A leader must be able to trade the positivity in times of crisis. Whatever your position is in a profession, what you pass onto others is a matter of great value. A spark of hope in the darkness is what needed to people you lead, it costs nothing yet is priceless to people you pass on hope in misery. People admire leaders who plant a seed of hope.

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A leader is not imposed forcefully onto to masses. You should be able to set an epitome for others to follow you. John Adams was the 6th President of USA, and he was more than being capable of making a name for him. He epitomized the philosophy stated by him really well. He worked to inform, educate and inspire his peers in the fledgling American government. John inspired men to dream and work more.


Leadership is all about directing and motivating people to work efficiently and produce better results. Your success as a leader of the team is as great as the success of the team. To be a good leader you must inspire your team to work optimally.

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Press Freedom Report, China A “Festering” Black Hole When It Comes To Media

Copies of Reporters Without Borders' annual World Press Freedom Index sit on a table at Agence France-Presse headquarters in Paris, April 26, 2017. RFA

China is a “festering” black hole when it comes to freedom of the press, a Paris-based media watchdog said in a recent report.

China fell one place lower on Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF) annual Index of Press Freedom, the group said, “because of the monopoly of power exercised by [its] president Xi Jinping.”

Citing Xi’s amendment of China’s constitution to enable him to serve a second, indefinite term in office, RSF said that the ruling elite suppress all debate in the country’s state-run media, “while cracking down relentlessly on citizen journalists who try to make a dissenting voice heard.”

“China’s anti-democratic model, based on Orwellian high-tech information surveillance and manipulation, is all the more alarming because Beijing is now promoting its adoption internationally,” RSF warned.

Not happy with obstructing the work of journalists within its borders, China is now trying to establish a “new world media order,” the report said.

“If [journalists] pursue certain stories, such as anything to do with the military, or the assets of the family members of Chinese leaders, offshore companies and so on, then they could get you on any pretext,” he said. VOA
“The Chinese system of total news control is increasingly serving as a model for other anti-democratic regimes,” it said.

More controls in recent years

Chinese media commentator Jin Zhongbing agreed with the report’s findings.

“There is a general sense that there are more [controls] in recent years, including legislation and various kinds of regulations, than there were before,” Jin said. “Those of us who work in the media often find that our stories don’t get published, because they touch on certain sensitive words.”

“It feels as if the definition of what is sensitive is getting broader and broader,” he said. “The space left by these policies is getting smaller and smaller, so it’s a worrying situation.”

Bruce Lui, senior journalism lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, said that even journalists working in or traveling to Hong Kong could be at risk of arrest for alleged infractions of Chinese law, under a proposed amendment to the city’s extradition law allowing the rendition of “suspected criminals” to mainland China at Beijing’s request.

“It used to be fine once you had gotten across the border into Hong Kong, but now, people will start to wonder whether they should take on certain types of reporting,” Lui said.

“If [journalists] pursue certain stories, such as anything to do with the military, or the assets of the family members of Chinese leaders, offshore companies and so on, then they could get you on any pretext,” he said.

“I think this is going to make some journalists a bit less bold about uncovering information in mainland China,” Lui said. “Ultimately, it will have an impact on the media’s function in monitoring those in power, and the public’s right to know.”

“It will mean that those in power have a totally free hand,” he said.

An extension of the CCP

President Xi has insisted that the state media are an extension of the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP), sharing its aims and political goals, and act as its mouthpiece.

Last September, the U.S. Justice Department demanded that China’s official Xinhua News Agency and state-owned international broadcaster CGTN register as foreign agents.

Xinhua News Agency is directly controlled by the CCP and answers to the country’s cabinet, the State Council, while CGTN is the English-language network of Beijing-based state broadcaster CCTV, under the direct control of the party’s Central Propaganda Department.

“The Chinese system of total news control is increasingly serving as a model for other anti-democratic regimes,” it said. Pixabay

Media regulators have banned the country’s internet portals like Tencent and Sina from conducting any independent journalism of their own, requiring them to post syndicated content from organizations on the CCP’s approved state media whitelist.

The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) found in a recent survey of its members in January that more than half thought conditions had deteriorated in 2018, and surveillance and official retaliation had become the hallmarks of reporting from China.

Nearly half of the respondents said they were followed or “were aware that a hotel room was entered without permission.” Ninety-one percent said they were concerned about the security of their phones, while 22 percent were aware authorities tracked them using public surveillance systems.

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Overall, 55 percent of respondents said they believed conditions deteriorated in 2018.

Official harassment or retaliation also rendered Chinese nationals working for foreign news organizations vulnerable, the report found, with 37 percent of 91 respondents reporting that their Chinese colleagues were pressured, harassed, or intimidated. (RFA)