Colombian court rules restrictions on foreign press unconstitutional

first_img RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America November 27, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Colombian court rules restrictions on foreign press unconstitutional On 26 November, Colombia’s constitutional court ruled that several provisions in a presidential decree of 10 September creating “special rehabilitation and consolidation zones” were unconstitutional.The provisions faulted by the court included one requiring foreign journalists or Colombian journalists working for international news media to obtain permission from the interior ministry in order to visit these zones. The court ruled that, “no journalist, Colombian or foreign, is obliged to request an authorisation of this nature because it violates press and news freedom, which is guaranteed by the constitution.”The court said it was also unconstitutional to give judicial police powers to the army and empower the army to carry out a census of the population in these zones.In a letter to President Alvaro Uribe on 18 September, Reporters Without Borders had voiced its concern about the authorization given to the army to carry out arrests and searches and tap telephones, and about the impact this would have on the confidentiality of press sources. The organization had warned that the application of these measures to journalists would jeopardise the neutrality of the press.The court also faulted a presidential decree of 21 September creating two special zones grouping 29 districts in the north of the country. According to the court, a legislative decree signed by all the ministers in the government would be required to create such zones.______________________________________10.28.2002 – Journalists barred from army-controlled areas without special permitReporters Without Borders today condemned a 24 October ban by the Colombian government on foreign journalists going without a permit into army-controlled areas set up last 12 August under the state of emergency to combat armed groups in the country.The measure was an unjustified curb on freedom of movement contravening article 13 of the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights because journalists would have to wait for the permits to be issued, the organisation said. It called it was a step backwards by the Colombian government, which had promised on 16 September to give all foreign journalists in the country laissez-passers that were permanent or at least valid for several months. The new permits will be issued for limited periods or specific assignments.Presidential press chief Ricardo Galán said the permits would be granted, only to properly accredited journalists, by the interior ministry, which would inform provincial governors and other relevant authorities that the journalists would be travelling. He stressed the danger of the media going to such areas. The measure will also apply to Colombian journalists working for foreign media. ColombiaAmericas RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Help by sharing this information News News News Reports ColombiaAmericas center_img Organisation to go further Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF_en Follow the news on Colombia May 13, 2021 Find out more October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Regime uses US threats as pretext to step up press freedom violations

first_img Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Iran to go further RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today voiced concern over a press crackdown in Iran that has included the temporary closure of a daily newspaper, a travel ban on a journalist, the censoring of a letter by parliamentarians criticising Ayatollah Khamenei’s policies and the issuing of summonses to journalists.”Using the pretext of supposed American threats, the regime has clearly opted domestically to crack down on the news media, instead of developing and encouraging more freedom and democratising society,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said, noting that eight journalists are currently imprisoned in Iran.The daily Kayhan, the main mouthpiece of Islamist radicals, did not appear on the stands today. A one-day closure was imposed on the newspaper a few days ago by Said Mortazavi, the new Tehran prosecutor, for likening the mainly reformist parliamentarians to “cows.” The Kayhan press group, which produces dozens of conservative publications, is controlled by the Supreme Guide, Ayatollah Khamenei, and has ties with the security services.Mohsen Sazgara, the editor of the reformist daily Jameh (which has been closed down), was banned from travelling outside of the country on 3 June. “Airport officials confiscated my passport and told me I couldn’t leave Iran,” he told Agence France-Presse. The day before, he was summoned to the security ministry and was told that the Supreme Council for National Security recently adopted a regulation banning certain senior figures from talking to the foreign media in Farsi. The travel ban appears to be a punishment for his giving interviews to foreign radio stations.A journalist with the (closed) daily Fath, Emadoldin Baghi, who was released from detention on 6 February, was also summoned and told about this decision. The Iranian authorities have always shown concern when certain journalists have given interviews to radio stations in Farsi criticising the regime.The Supreme Council for National Security, which is headed by President Mohammad Khatami, banned the news media at the end of last month from publishing a critical letter signed by more than 100 reformist parliamentarians. Addressed to the Supreme Guide, the letter urged him to stop resisting reforms to avoid endangering the Islamic Republic. It said: ” Most of the people are discontented or disillusioned, most of the intellectuals are silent or emigrate and all the financial reserves are fleeing the country, which is encircled by foreign forces.” No Iranian newspaper has published the letter, which was issued on 24 May. It was posted for a few hours on the reformist website Rouydad and the website of the student news agency ISNA. Now it is only available on Farsi-language websites based outside the country.Ten journalists (for the most part cinema specialists) have been summoned in recent weeks for questioning by Adareh Amaken, a department of the Tehran police thought to be linked with the intelligence services. During questioning, they were accused inter alia of possessing and selling films deemed “immoral.” The journalists who were questioned were Golamreza Moussavi, editor of the monthly Cinema Jahan; Ali Moalem, editor of the monthly Doyay Tasvir; Feridon Jerani, editor of the weekly Cinema; Payam Fazlinejad, a journalist with the monthly Gozaresh-é-Film; Mohamad Hadi Karimi, the publisher of Cinema; Alireza Bazel, a journalist and translator with Hayat-é-No; Houshang Golmakani, a journalist with the monthly Film; Houshang Asadi, a journalist with Gozaresh-é-Film; Nushabeh Amiri, editor of Gozaresh-é-Film; and Khosro Dehgan, a film critic and president of the writers’ association. June 9, 2021 Find out more News February 25, 2021 Find out more Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa center_img News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 IranMiddle East – North Africa March 18, 2021 Find out more News June 10, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Regime uses US threats as pretext to step up press freedom violations Help by sharing this information Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalistslast_img read more

Sierra Madre Episcopal Church of the Ascension: March Cursillo Weekends

first_img More Cool Stuff Faith & Religion News Sierra Madre Episcopal Church of the Ascension: March Cursillo Weekends Published on Monday, March 5, 2012 | 9:05 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Subscribe Herbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The “Cursillo” (a short course in Christian living) is an international movement under the authority of the Bishop of each diocese for strengthening adult leadership in the church and other environments. The Cursillo method includes a three day weekend in which a team of laity and priests present the fundamental principles of Christian living (piety, study, action); ongoing small groups meet during which members make themselves mutually accountable for living these principles; larger meetings (Ultreyas) share an on-going explorationof ways in which to bring the, “Good News of Jesus Christ,” to all environments through planned action both as individuals and in groups.Upcoming retreats will be held in Pomona for Women, March 9—12. Additional information and candidate applications are available on the Hawks Hall bulletin board. For more information, contact Keiko Sakatani, John and Barbara Larson, Adela Gomez, or Joy Barry.Sierra Madre Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 25 East Laurel Avenue, Sierra Madre, (626) 355-1133 or visit Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Mother, son and third man deny false imprisonment of Limerick teen

first_imgThe trial continues at Limerick Circuit CourtTHE trial of a mother and son charged in connection with the alleged false imprisonment of a 19-year-old has opened at Limerick Circuit Court.Michael Kirby (32) and his mother Mary (64) both denied the false imprisonment of Dylan Cosgrave of Garryglass Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston in the Kirby family home at 89 Hyde Road on September 14 last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A third man, Daniel Kelly (19) with addresses at 121, O’Malley Park and apartment 1, Main Street, Caherconlish also denies the false imprisonment charge. Along with Michael Kirby, he was also jointly charged with possession of an imitation handgun in suspicious circumstances at Caledonian Park on the same date, as well as assaulting and threatening to kill Mr Cosgrave.The jury of nine men and three women heard that evidence will be given by Mr Cosgrave, his mother and upwards of 30 Gardaí.The trial before Judge John Hannan is expected to last until the end of next week and this Thursday will hear from the alleged victim. Linkedin NewsBreaking newsMother, son and third man deny false imprisonment of Limerick teenBy Staff Reporter – November 17, 2016 1479 TAGSlimerick Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email WhatsApp Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous article“We are Electric Eel Shock! Who the f*ck are you?” #musiclimerick #liveNext articleLimerick petrol station destroyed after car crashed through shop Staff Reporter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Printlast_img read more

High-resolution in situ observations of electron precipitation-causing EMIC waves

first_imgElectromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves are thought to be important drivers of energetic electron losses from the outer radiation belt through precipitation into the atmosphere. While the theoretical possibility of pitch angle scattering-driven losses from these waves has been recognized for more than four decades, there have been limited experimental precipitation observations to support this concept. We have combined satellite-based observations of the characteristics of EMIC waves, with satellite and ground-based observations of the EMIC-induced electron precipitation. In a detailed case study, supplemented by an additional four examples, we are able to constrain for the first time the location, size, and energy range of EMIC-induced electron precipitation inferred from coincident precipitation data and relate them to the EMIC wave frequency, wave power, and ion band of the wave as measured in situ by the Van Allen Probes. These observations will better constrain modeling into the importance of EMIC wave-particle interactions.last_img read more

The Anti-Valentine

first_imgSean Faye presents the case for abandoning Valentine’s Day…. and adopting spontaneous romance It’s that tine of year again – Valentine’s Day. My cynically-disposed mind imagines the typical scores of cheating boyfriends presenting their girlfriends with ‘on-offer’ flowers and battered Milk Tray boxes, bought from the Tesco Metro on the way home. The really romantic chaps may even book a table at Pizza Express (set menu, of course). My problem with Valentine’s Day is that it is typifies the smug, yet half-arsed attitude of modern couples. I have often believed that ‘Valentine’s Day’ should be renamed ‘Co-dependence Day,’ not because all couples that choose to celebrate their love on February 14 are necessarily co-dependent, but because the day naturally fosters the co-dependent ideals that surround us throughout the year.I already know what you’re thinking. You have probably guessed that I’m single; I will fill you in further and tell you I have never been in a relationship and never celebrated Valentine’s Day (I never even did that creepily Freudian thing when you make your mum a card instead). So I am clearly an embittered, loveless cynic. That is a view I am not entirely unfamiliar with, having been told so every year by my marauding bands of loved-up friends. Yet often the friends that tell me this one year are the ones who are forcing me to do something with them to avoid Valentine’s Day the next. Valentine’s Day seems like a day set aside for people who like to feel self-indulgent and waste endless hours walking around with their chosen companion, regardless of whether they like them that much or not, and then going for an overpriced meal. Perhaps it’s just me, but that doesn’t seem different to any other day. The only difference on ‘Co-dependence Day’ is that single people are shamed out of bars, cafes and restaurants because instead of ID, you need a partner for entry. What is most troubling, however, is that increasingly the spirit of Valentine’s Day is spreading throughout the year. Television, magazines and, often, our friends work on the mission statement ‘you’re nobody until somebody loves you.’ Anti-gay rhetoric has always considered same-sex relationships as a reprehensible ‘lifestyle choice.’ In fact, all types of relationships are equal in being a lifestyle choice, and for many, being single is too. On Valentine’s Day, however, such a belief is apparently unacceptable. The day makes relationships the norm and those who are not celebrating are excluded by their involuntary and deeply shameful status of ‘single.’ What surprises me most is the fact that so many women tacitly support what is surely one of the most sexist days in the calendar. Let’s face it, Valentine’s Day still works on the presumption that the man buys his partner a gift, arranges a sequence of romantic activities for her and perhaps throws in a bit of perfunctory sex at the end of the day. It is chiefly single women who are made to feel bad that they have no such wooer in mid-February. Being a girl without a guy on Valentine’s Day means you’ve failed in bagging a generous man. Sorry, since when did we all live in a Jane Austen novel? Whatever the circumstances of the pair are throughout the year, there is one day where women are made to feel like they must have a man to care for them and protect them or they’re worthless.Another way in which Valentine’s Day epitomises the modern lifestyle is our complete incapability to have any genuine sense of romance. People are forced to pay their way to assembly-line romance or, perhaps even worse, do-it-yourself expressions of affection. Last year, one of my housemates had a card made for her out of felt. Her admirer had clearly spent a great deal amount of time making it, but resembling as it did a heart after a coronary attack, it earned only ridicule from both her and her friends. Another person I know made a paper rose out of a page of Cherwell. Comically enough, the romantic sentiment was dulled by the fact that a photo of me loomed across the carefully crafted petals. If we are being honest, our ‘aww isn’t that sweet’ response to a couple explaining their romantic treasure trail, or how they serenaded one another, actually masks the more natural ‘that’s fucking embarrassing’ response. Until the 19th Century, Valentine’s Day was marked by the sending of love letters. Handwritten, scented and often poetic, it is hard to imagine modern-day lovers pulling this off without looking disgustingly sentimental. Our generation are just too self-conscious to produce any spontaneous, genuine romance. Indeed, doesn’t a fixed calendar date run against the whole idea of romance anyway? Surely, one of the key ingredients must be spontaneity – I know the same card, flowers and restaurant every year would hardly have me burning in the flames of passion. Even anonymous valentines are slightly menacing on the one day it’s OK to stalk someone without being liable for a restraining order. At the root of most people’s celebration of Valentine’s Day is, above all, a sense of obligation. I have already said how Valentine’s Day stigmatises single people, but (from the outside looking in) it seems to do little for couples’ relationships either. The consumerist pressure on Valentine’s Day has become so great, as with Christmas and New Year, that one is led to believe if you don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, your relationship is worthless. Like December 31st, Valentine’s Day begets such a weight of expectation from both partners that it is impossible to fully live up to it. If most lovers are honest, Valentine’s Day falls slightly flat, perhaps because in post-Reformation England, we lack the greater sensuality and festival culture of our European and South American counterparts. Its lack of inclusivity makes it anti-social for anyone but the couple themselves, who are forced to spend time with just each other, just because that’s what everyone else is doing. The amount of pressure is an unnecessary stress on the relationship. How many of our friends have had spats or even broken up with their boyfriend/girlfriend on Valentine’s Day? Take my advice, shrug off Valentine’s Day and spend quality time with your partner (if you have one) on February 15th instead – it’s a much bolder statement.last_img read more

Easter Egg Hunt on the Beach Draws Thousands

first_imgFamilies crowd the beach between 11th and 13th streets in Ocean City for an Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Boardwalk Merchants Association.Thousands lined the beach on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon for the first of two Easter Egg Hunts sponsored by the Boardwalk Merchants Association.With the blare of a siren, waves of children charged into makeshift pens in a race to collect more than 180,000 plastic eggs filled with candy and toys.The hunt was divided into five age groups:: 2-and-unders, 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, 5-year-olds and ages 6-7.The 2:30 p.m. event followed the 29th annual Doo Dah Parade, which had ended about an hour earlier on the Ocean City Boardwalk.Children in the same age categories are invited to participate in an identical event 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20. The event is free to all participants.The Egg Hunt areas are set up on the beach between 11th and 13th streets with the youngest children at 11th Street and the oldest at 13th Street. Rain date is Sunday, April 20.last_img read more

McDonnell, William A.

first_imgMcDonnell, William A., 66 of Ocean City, NJ passed away on April 27, 2018 at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, NJ.Born in Norristown, PA, he was a resident of Ocean City since age 6. William graduated from Ocean City High School in 1969 and attended the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill before entering the United States Armed Forces, becoming a member of the 101st Airborne and earning an honorable discharge.Mr. McDonnell was a Fireman with the Ocean City Fire Department for 25 years, retiring as Captain in 2008. He was also a paramedic (#0411) Starting with the West Jersey Health System, Virtua, Atlantic/Cape Consortium, and finally Atlanticare. Captain McDonnell was a member of Firefighter’s Union, the IAFF Local #4032, Ocean City, NJ, the FMBA, and the VFW Ferguson-Foglio Post #6650, Ocean City, NJ.Surviving are his mother, Jane McDonnell, two children, Kimberlee Minetti (Anthony) of Ocean View, NJ, Travis McDonnell of Philadelphia, PA, two grandchildren, Nicholas and Haleigh Flukey. He was predeceased by his sister Pam.A memorial will be held on Monday, May 21st at 10:30am at the Ocean City Fire Department 6th Street Station with a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the IAFF Local #4032. For condolences to the family, visit read more

Wheat comment

first_imgUncertainty is likely to remain in the market for the remainder of the old wheat crop marketing campaign, and weather is now critical for the new crop. Analysts are expecting a record wheat crop for 2008/09. In the meantime, the new crop forwards market is broadly tracking old crop movements in the absence of solid market fundamentals of its own.US futures responded sharply to the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand report issued last week. The report raised old-crop world wheat production estimates by 1.7 million tonnes (mt) to 606.7mt and ending stocks up by 2mt to 112.5mt. Although the stock level is still the lowest since 1977, the report was seen as generally positive.In the US, Chicago wheat prices fell by $28-29/t during the week to $329.40/t for the current crop and $339.50/t for the growing crop. In Europe French wheat prices fell by E9/t to E235.75/t for May delivery and E208/t for November. However, UK prices did not track this global trend with London wheat prices at £175.50/t for May and £149/t for November.HGCA delivered prices for the UK remained unchanged with bread making wheat for East Anglia and Liverpool at £208/t and £217/t respectively.last_img read more

SIAB dedicates hall to pastry at 2010 event

first_imgSIAB, the Italian bakery show (Salon International of Arte Bianca), takes place in Verona from 22-26 May. For the first time, the show will dedicate a complete hall to pastry and is launching a specialist area dedicated to packaging, marketing and distribution.A new Techno-bake Forum will comprise a full-scale workshop of new ideas and contents for larger bakeries concerned with automation.The last SIAB attracted 400 exhibitors to the 50,000sq m show with over 50,000 visitors from 83 countries, said the organisers.last_img read more