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Discovery Communications, Inc. is an American global mass media and entertainment company based in Silver Spring, Maryland. The company started as a single channel in 1985, The Discovery Channel.

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Petitioning Ministerio de salud, Discovery Communications, CNN, Comisión Salud Diputados, Comisión Senadores Salud, colegio de matronas de chile, SEREMI SALUD, Sebastián Piñera, Ministerio de la Mujer, Emilio ...

Modificar a favor de las matronas el código sanitario de Chile

Las matronas y matrones de Chile exigimos que la Contraloría revoque el dictamen que nos quita la exclusividad en las áreas de Ginecología, Obstetricia y Neonatología. Es decir, este nuevo dictamen inválida la NORMA 21, la cual habilita nuestras tareas.  El trabajo de una matrona es: Velar por los derecho sexuales y reproductivos de la mujer chilena y su familia, a lo largo de todo el ciclo vital familiar, enfocado en modelo de salud familiar en Chile, la cual abordar desde lo fisiológico y lo patológico, por profesionales idóneos y con formación enfocado en lo integral en el ciclo vital de grupo social primario que es la familia. Matronas y matrones han contribuido a través de este tiempo a mejorar la salud de las mujeres y sus familias a través de diferentes acciones sanitarias del ámbito de la salud sexual y reproductiva, lo que se ha expresado en la disminución de las tasas de mortalidad materna e infantil llegando a las cifras actuales. El aporte de las matronas y matrones no se ha limitado a la salud sexual y reproductiva, se ha extendido a los ámbitos de gestión en salud, destacándose en cargos directivos en los niveles de atención primaria y secundaria. El 1° de septiembre de 2010, el MINSAL a través de la Resolución Exenta N° 678 “APRUEBA NORMA GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVA N° 21, “ADMINISTRACION DEL CUIDADO DE PROFESIONALES MATRONAS Y MATRONES PARA LA ATENCION CERRADA”, tiene como propósito establecer las normas generales para operacionalizar el “Modelo de Administración del Cuidado de Profesionales Matronas y Matrones para la Atención Cerrada” de los Servicios y/o Unidades deHospitalización de Obstetricia, Ginecología, Neonatología, Urgencia Gineco-Obstétrica y Pabellón Quirúrgico Gineco-Obstétrico en los Establecimientos Hospitalarios de Alta y Mediana complejidad, e implementar los procedimientos técnicos y administrativos que aseguren los mejores resultados en la atención de los usuarios. Esta norma responde a la definición del artículo 117 del Código Sanitario y lo dispuesto en los artículos 118, 119, 124 y 125 de dicho cuerpo legal, y al nuevo ordenamiento orgánico funcional para el modelo de atención en salud, establecido en los artículos 31, 35 y 36 del D.F.L. N° 1, de 2005, del Ministerio de Salud, que fija el texto refundido, coordinado y sistematizado del Decreto Ley N° 2.763, de 1979, y de las leyes Nº 18.933 y N° 18.469, y en el artículo 44 del Decreto Supremo Nº 140 / 2005, Reglamento Orgánico de los Servicios de Salud. Es decir, otorga la exclusividad de la gestión de los Servicios Clínicos y/o Unidades de Hospitalización de Obstetricia, Ginecología, Neonatología, Urgencia Obstétrica y Pabellones Quirúrgicos Gineco-Obstétricos de los establecimientos de alta y mediana complejidad, atención de la Salud Sexual y Reproductiva a lo largo de todo el ciclo vital familiar de las mujeres e involucrados de nivel primario y secundario del Sistema Nacional de los Servicios de Salud, a las matronas y matrones por sus competencias y formación técnica, gracias al merito y su autonomía  a lo largo de los años, delegando funciones medicas, generado un impacto económico, social, cultural,entre otras, disminuyendo así las tasas se morbilmortalidad maternas, perinatales y neonatales. Son 180 años de historia que quiere borrar la Contraloría. Nosotros somos un referente mundial, en esta área. Por eso los invitamos a unirse a nuestro pedido.  Firma y comparte. 

Alejandra Silva Gonzalez
50,314 supporters
Petitioning Discovery Communications, Stephen Dost, Discovery ID

Discovery ID: No Means No! Stop Your Exploitive Program, “Village of The Damned”

Despite protests from victims’ families and community leaders, Discovery has chosen to premiere its show, inaccurately depicting a series of unrelated, tragic events around the small town of Dryden, NY, over a ten-year period, throughout the holidays–the very time many of the events happened. This series is not an attempt to inquire, investigate, help or to heal.  It is voyeurism of human suffering and tragedy. It misrepresents and commoditizes grief. It disrespects those whose lives it depicts. EXPLOITING TRAGEDY / IGNORING VICTIMS From early on in the production, key family members of victims portrayed in this series objected to and protested its creation. In lengthy personal conversations with producer, Stephen Dost, of Red Marble Media, victims’ families pleaded with him to stop, explaining the damage and retraumatization this would bring by forcing the families to relive their experiences on Discovery’s and Red Marble Media’s terms. They asked, they pleaded, and they were ignored. One of the aspects that makes trauma so debilitating is a lack of control or ability to influence life changing events.  These ignored pleas have caused fresh wounds for those preyed upon. There is no healing, rather additional trauma. Discovery’s unaccountable power is unacceptable to us and runs counter to Discovery's own corporate campaign, “Inspire a Difference.”   This initiative purports: "Raising awareness of domestic violence, civil rights, bullying, victims’ rights and healing." Discovery must hold their own programming choices accountable to the very principles they claim to champion. The Mayor of Dryden and eight local pastors support these protests and have signed a letter on behalf of the community.  You can read the letter here. The United Methodist Church Finger Lakes District Superintendent also wrote a letter of protest.  You can read his letter here. UNETHICAL PRODUCTION Healing and compassion have nothing to do with this program. The series title alone gives it away. “Village of the Damned” serves no purpose other than to cater to the macabre and prurient interests of viewers. It is instructive that other productions by Red Marble Media include Evil Lives Here, Grave Secrets, My Dirty Little Secret, Gates of Hell, and Most Evil. While some families participated in interviews, which we do not raise issue with, others strenuously objected to having their stories told in this way.  The producers ruthlessly persisted, misrepresenting their motives, claiming to be promoting healing while hearing from the mouths of the victims themselves that they were being caused stress and pain. The voices in this series are not a fair representation of the whole. Throughout filming, community members were misled about having the permission of the families principally involved in these events.   These lies have caused conflict, stressed our relationships with each other, and further isolated the very people this community has tried to hold with gentleness and healing grace.   MISLEADING MARKETING Contrary to Discovery’s assertion in press materials, Dryden residents and family members of victims did not “put their trust” in the production company. Though they were able to find some willing participants in the area, the producers of this program were repeatedly asked to halt production by far more who opposed it. In fact, producers were well aware of objections as they were denied interview space at a local church, a cafe, as well as school grounds because of community protest. Additionally, Discovery claims "two love stories turn to tragedy." In fact, relationships that end in murder are not love stories. They are stories of abuse, violence, and pain. Furthermore, this series creates a fictional community. Referencing the “village” of Dryden is misleading and inaccurate since most of the events did not happen in the village but in other towns. TRANSCENDING EXPLOITIVE MEDIA Promotion of “Village of the Damned” refers to a curse, and this is true. It is the curse of salacious programming that has been spawned within our country, unfortunately propagated by Discovery Channel. The real Village of the Damned lies within our media culture. With mass shootings becoming the new normal, with unimaginable suffering of victims and survivors, does this now represent the new normal on our public media response? Compassion replaced by self-interest, a tabloid-loving nation that respects neither the privacy nor suffering of its neighbors? There is no higher motive here, no transcendent reason to dismiss the needs of the victims. No overriding reason to open wounds that have yet to heal. Airing this program will prove the Discovery Channel is simply interested in profits over compassion, willing to take the common denominator of television to new lows. In the 1960 horror, sci-fi film of the same name, “Village of The Damned,” the aliens who take the form of children say, “You have to be taught to leave us alone.” Discovery Channel: Leave us alone! Please sign our petition to help us stop this series. Here are other ways to help: Twitter: Tweet your disgust to @DiscoveryID @DiscoveryComm @DostStephen @RedMarbleMedia “Village of the Damned” is Exploitative, Unethical and Misleading. LISTEN to and RESPECT victims! Let people tell their own stories on their own terms. Register your complaint at Discovery viewer relations: Corporate campaign for victims: DiscoveryID Facebook page:

Lion Pride
5,657 supporters
Petitioning Discovery Channel, Discovery Communications...CEO David Zaslav

Discovery Channel: Cancel "Ted Nugent's Gun Country" or face a massive boycott of your channel

Ted Nugent is a twice convicted poacher and he participates in penned/canned hunts. He is an admitted pedophile, homophobe and misogynist. He constantly spews hate speech. He recently threatened The President of the United States and The Secretary of State. He stated that if Obama gets re-elected he will shoot him. His behaviour is volatile, obnoxious and arrogant. He recently told a reporter after getting asked a question he didn't agree with, that he should perform oral sex on him ( his words were more vile). When the female producer intervened she was told by Ted that he would f**k her. He is also a draft dodger and is a vocal anti-government proponent. As a former viewer and long time fan of the Discovery Channel, I am shocked and disappointed to know they would promote this hate speech spewing misogynist.The discovery channel used to be known for it's educational programming and content. Why on earth would they lower their standards to partner with this less than stable raving lunatic. I am urging everyone to boycott this channel until this filth is removed. Please join me in signing this petition and share it with everyone you can. National Geographic just cancelled their program featuring trophy hunter Melissa Bachman due to public pressure. We can do this!!! UPDATE: The first episode aired, unfortunately. It featured Ted killing a Scimitar Horned Oryx. An animal who is now extinct in the wild. This just makes it that much important to get the word out about Discovery's decision to promote Nugent.  

Maryann Holm
5,252 supporters
Petitioning Eurosport, Discovery Inc, Discovery Communications, Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique, Union Europeenne de gymnastique

Eurosport to cover ALL FIG's RG World and World Challenge Cups

To whom it may concern,  The heresigned fans of rhythmic gymnastics, a sport that has been in the Olympic family since 1984 and in recent years has consecutively proved to have followers from all over the world, would like to express their deep regret that in the past season this beautiful sport has become more and more difficult to watch. Fans have been geoblocked, insulted, banned, and worst of all, turned away from something they deeply love.  Due to the increasingly high demands of the FIG for the television broadcast, local/national tv stations are finding it harder and more unsustainable to provide international coverage of important rhythmic competitions, such as the World and World Challenge Cups, the former to serve as Olympic qualifications for the games in Tokyo 2020. We think it's shocking how some competitions are remaining partly or even entirely hidden from their usual fanbase, let alone the mainstream audience, thus limiting the reach of the sport itself and making it less popular than it already is. Our question is how can the FIG declare they're doing everything to popularize rhythmic gymnastics when some of the biggest competitions will have an extremely limited reach? We think a solution to this may be for the FIG and Eurosport International, part of Discovery Inc. to consider broadcasting these events on the latter's channels, thus making them available from anywhere in the world, even on a pay-per-view basis. We are deeply saddened that a huge part of the approaching World Cup in Pesaro, the Individual All-Around, will not be seen by anyone besides the audience present and are hopeful that this will be the last event of this scale that leaves these bitter feelings inside of us.   

Maria Cherneva
3,421 supporters
Petitioning Discovery Communications

Bring Back The Hub Network

I love the hub network so much. it has amazing cartoons like my little pony, transformers: prime, dan vs., pound puppies, the haunting hour and great reruns of old tv shows like alf, mork and mindy, fraggle rock, batman beyond, doogie howser, family ties and honey, i shrunk the kids. but in October 13, 2014, the hub was changed to discovery family. The network is now boring. They aired reruns of discovery shows that are basically tlc shows like cake boss. They aired cartoons, but not a lot cartoons. mlp is the most famous show on the network, but it wasn't well marketed, that causes the show have low ratings. if you go to the discovery family website, it's boring. It's has only the schedule, but no games and no videos. I want the hub back. i miss watching step by step, dan vs. and family ties. there's rarely a network that kids and adults can watch together. i know, there's a lot of people look back to that channel and wish we can still watch that channel today, but i if i tell you there's a possibility of bringing it back? well, with the power of the internet and signatures, we can bring back the hub network. that why i'm calling kids, adults and of course bronies to sign the petition and ask discovery and hasbro to bring back the channel. and rehire the hub ceo margaret loesch. renew shows like dan vs. and pound puppies. bring back animaniacs and jem. stop airing shows like cake boss and extreme couponing and air discovery kids shows like time wrap trio, flight 29 down, Popular Mechanics for Kids, darcy's wild life and Popular Mechanics for Kids. please bring back the hub.

dorian smith
426 supporters