Time for firm measures to protect reporters against police violence in France

first_img News FranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityCitizen-journalistsViolence After French President Emmanuel Macron asked his government for “clear proposals for improving police conduct”, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Interior Minister Christophe Castaner to finally take firm measures to protect journalists against police violence. June 2, 2021 Find out more News May 10, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2020 Time for firm measures to protect reporters against police violence in France June 4, 2021 Find out more Organisation ISA HARSIN / AFP / POOL Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img The past few years have been marked by cases of serious police violence against journalists, which RSF has repeatedly raised with the government and taken to court. After several announcements by the President of the Republic and the Interior Minister that have not been followed by action, strong government measures are long overdue.The President’s request to his Prime Minister on 7 June to “accelerate” proposals for “improving police conduct” is welcome and nees to lead to a complete overhaul of police methods and tactics. Reminding the government of the 10 proposals it submitted to the Interior Minister in June 2019, RSF calls for an overhaul of police training and techniques for policing protests and for the creation of mechanisms for improving relations between police and reporters on the ground.“After spending four years tallying and denouncing cases of police violence against journalists, appealing to the authorities, taking cases to court and drafting proposals, we call on the government to finally adopt concrete and bold measures to end these violations of press freedom and the right to information in France,” RSF Secretary General Christophe Deloire said.Police violence against journalists increased not only during last year’s “Yellow Vest” protests but also from 2016 to 2018 during the nighttime “Nuit Debout” demonstrations and the protests against Labour Law reform. While on duty covering the protests and the demands expressed, journalists were repeatedly insulted and beaten by police which fired flashball rounds or stingball grenades at them.In 2017, RSF asked the French Ombudsman to investigate ten cases of journalists who had been subjected to unwarranted violence by the security forces while covering the “Nuit Debout” demonstrations and protests against the Labour Law reform in 2016 and 2017. RSF then raised these issues with the French President who promised RSF’s Secretary General in a meeting in May 2019 that “action will be taken” to address police violence against reporters at protests.At a meeting the following month, RSF submitted its ten proposals to the Interior Minister, who promised to study them, and an RSF delegation participated in a discussion at the Interior Ministry in November 2019 on a new approach to policing protests which is still awaited.Finally, in December 2019, RSF filed a joint complaint at the public prosecutor’s office in Paris with 13 journalists who were the victims of police violence while covering “Yellow Vest” protests between November 2018 and May 2019.RSF’s Deloire added: “We deplore the fact that the 2019 report by the National Police Inspectorate General, published on 8 June 2020, referred to an increase in ‘deliberate violence’ by the police but did not mention the violence against reporters in the field. This omission suggests that the authorities are trying to deny the facts or the importance of the abuses that have taken place.”France is ranked 34th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. News RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Follow the news on France “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says FranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityCitizen-journalistsViolence Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU RSF_en News to go furtherlast_img read more

DAILY OIL PRICE: April 30

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest By admin – April 30, 2018 Crude Oil: 68.57 (+.47)Nymex MTD AVG: 66.3210.Natural Gas: 2.763 (-.008).Gasoline: 2.1292 (+0.0023).Spreads: June/July (+.09) July/Aug. (+.31).Plains WTI Posting: 65.25 (+.75). Local NewsBusiness Twitter Facebook DAILY OIL PRICE: April 30 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleMan charged with threatening wife, infant with gunNext articleWeekend was deadly on Odessa roads adminlast_img read more

TRP Scam Case: Sessions Court Grants Bail To The Owner Of Fakt Marathi Channel

first_imgNews UpdatesTRP Scam Case: Sessions Court Grants Bail To The Owner Of Fakt Marathi Channel Nitish Kashyap29 Oct 2020 9:11 AMShare This – xThe Mumbai City Civil and Sessions Court on Thursday granted bail to Shirish Pattanshetty, the owner of Fakt Marathi, one of the channels accused in the Television Rating Point (TRP) scam case registered by Mumbai police.Additional Sessions Judge PR Sitre granted bail to Pattanshetty on a PR bond of Rs.50,000. FIR was registered at Kandivali police station against the accused under sections…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Mumbai City Civil and Sessions Court on Thursday granted bail to Shirish Pattanshetty, the owner of Fakt Marathi, one of the channels accused in the Television Rating Point (TRP) scam case registered by Mumbai police.Additional Sessions Judge PR Sitre granted bail to Pattanshetty on a PR bond of Rs.50,000. FIR was registered at Kandivali police station against the accused under sections 409, 420, 120 B read with Section 34 of Indian Penal Code. On October 8, Pattanshetty was arrested and his application for bail was initially rejected by the Esplanade Court.Advocate Aniket Nikam appeared on the applicant’s behalf and argued that this was a witch hunt by the Mumbai police and that his client has not done any rigging of TRP’s and there has not been any rise in the TRP’s of Fakt Marathi. Even the revenue of the channel has not increased during the relevant period, Nikam added.He further argued that nothing was recovered in the custodial interrogation of the accused and further detention is unwarranted. The application states-“Applicant’s channel is the only Free to Air Marathi channel, amongst all other Marathi channels. The said channel shows Marathi movies and Marathi serials which are popular Amongst the viewers, The Applicant states that there is no exponential rise in the Television Rating Points (TRP) of the Applicant’s channel during the period alleged in the FIR. On the contrary, steady decline in the same.”Moreover, it was contended that the Investigating Agency has clearly violated the provisions of Section 41A and 41B of the Criminal Procedure Code. Even the procedure contemplated under Section 41-B (b) (i) has not been followed and hence the arrest of the Applicant, is completely illegal and contrary to the settled provisions of law. The applicant relied upon the judgments of the Supreme Court in Arnesh Kumar vs. State of Bihar, another judgment of the Telangana High Court and Calcutta High Court in support of his arguments.Applicant also contended that he has never paid any money to anybody for the purpose of rigging the TRPs. If the prosecution case is that the applicant paid money to increase the TRPs of his Channel, it should have increased, during the relevant period. However, on the contrary, both the TRPs (GRPs) and the revenues of Fakt Marathi channel have dipped during the relevant period i.e from November 2019 to May 2020, the application states.The said FIR came to be registered after investigation conducted by Hansa Research Group along with the Vigilance Team of BARC revealed that one Vishal Bhandari, ex-employee of Hansa was inducing the viewers to watch some particular channels. Hence, the Deputy General manager of Hansa Nitin Deokar filed a police complaint on October 6 with Kandivali Police Station.Before granting bail to the applicant, the Court directed him not to tamper with evidence or threaten the witnesses. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Work Musing | Musings on the world of work

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The uppermost mantle seismic velocity structure of West Antarctica from Rayleigh wave tomography: insights into tectonic structure and geothermal heat flow

first_imgWe present a shear wave model of the West Antarctic upper mantle to ∼200 km depth with enhanced regional resolution from the 2016-2018 UK Antarctic Seismic Network. The model is constructed from the combination of fundamental mode Rayleigh wave phase velocities extracted from ambient noise (periods 8-25 s) and earthquake data by two-plane wave analysis (periods 20-143 s). We seek to (i) image and interpret structures against the tectonic evolution of West Antarctica, and (ii) extract information from the seismic model that can serve as boundary conditions in ice sheet and glacial isostatic adjustment modelling efforts. The distribution of low velocity anomalies in the uppermost mantle suggests that recent tectonism in the West Antarctic Rift System (WARS) is mainly concentrated beneath the rift margins and largely confined to the uppermost mantle (<180 km). On the northern margin of the WARS, a pronounced low velocity anomaly extends eastward from beneath the Marie Byrd Land dome toward Pine Island Bay, underlying Thwaites Glacier, but not Pine Island Glacier. If of plume-related thermal origin, the velocity contrast of ∼5% between this anomaly and the inner WARS translates to a temperature difference of ∼125-200 . However, the strike of the anomaly parallels the paleo-Pacific convergent margin of Gondwana, so it may reflect subduction-related melt and volatiles rather than anomalously elevated temperatures, or a combination thereof. Motivated by xenolith analyses, we speculate that high velocity zones imaged south of the Marie Byrd Land dome and in the eastern Ross Sea Embayment might reflect the compositional signature of ancient continental fragments. A pronounced low velocity anomaly underlying the southern Transantarctic Mountains (TAM) is consistent with a published lithospheric foundering hypothesis. Taken together with a magnetotelluric study advocating flexural support of the central TAM by thick, stable lithosphere, this points to along-strike variation in the tectonic history of the TAM. A high velocity anomaly located in the southern Weddell Sea Rift System might reflect depleted mantle lithosphere following the extraction of voluminous melt related to Gondwana fragmentation. Lithospheric thickness estimates extracted from 1D shear wave velocity profiles representative of tectonic domains in West Antarctica indicate an average lithospheric thickness of ∼85 km for the WARS, Marie Byrd Land, and Thurston Island block. This increases to ∼96 km in the Ellsworth Mountains. A surface heat flow of and attendant geotherm best explains lithospheric mantle shear wave velocities in the central WARS and in the Thurston Island block adjacent to Pine Island Glacier; a geotherm best explains the velocities in the Ellsworth Mountains, and a geotherm best explains a less well-constrained velocity profile on the southern Antarctic Peninsula. We emphasise that these are regional average (many hundreds of km) heat flow estimates constrained by seismic data with limited sensitivity to upper crustal composition.last_img read more

Utah College Sports Schedule: 4/14

first_imgApril 13, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah College Sports Schedule: 4/14 Tags: Beach Volleyball/BYU/College Baseball/College Softball/Dixie State/Salt Lake C.C./Snow/Southern Utah/Track & Field/Utah State/Utah Valley FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCollege SoftballCal Baptist @ Dixie State, 12:00 pmSnow @ Southern Idaho, 12:00 pmUtah Valley @ UMKC, 12:00 pmMontana @ Southern Utah, 1:00 pmUSU-Eastern Utah @ Salt Lake C.C., 1:00 pmCal Baptist @ Dixie State, 2:00 pmSnow @ Southern Idaho, 2:00 pmBYU @ Pacific, 2:00 pmUSU-Eastern Utah @ Salt Lake C.C., 3:00 pmColorado State @ Utah State, 4:00 pmCollege BaseballSalt Lake C.C. @ USU-Eastern Utah, 12:00 pmBYU @ Portland, 1:00 pmUCLA @ Utah, 1:00 pmSalt Lake C.C. @ USU-Eastern Utah, 2:30 pmCal State Bakersfield @ Utah Valley, 6:00 pmTrack & FieldDixie State/Utah Valley/Utah/Weber State/Utah State @ Faldmo Invitational (Utah State), 9:00 amBYU @ UCSD Triton Invitational @ La Jolla, Calif., 9:00 amBeach VolleyballUtah @ Long Beach City College, 11:15 amUtah @ Long Beach State, 1:00 pmUtah vs. Cal State Bakersfield @ Long Beach State, 4:30 pmApril 15College SoftballColorado State @ Utah State, 12:00 pmUSU-Eastern Utah @ Salt Lake C.C., 1:00 pmUSU-Eastern Utah @ Salt Lake C.C., 3:00 pmCollege BaseballCal State Bakersfield @ Utah Valley, 12:00 pmUCLA @ Utah, 1:00 pmBeach VolleyballUtah @ Long Beach State, 1:45 pmUtah vs. Loyola Marymount @ Long Beach State, 3:30 pm Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Chiefs Release Star Running Back Hunt after video shows him shoving, kicking woman

first_img Written by Beau Lund November 30, 2018 /Sports News – National Chiefs Release Star Running Back Hunt after video shows him shoving, kicking womancenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPeter G. Aiken/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Kansas City Chiefs have released star running back Kareem Hunt after a video released on Friday by TMZ showed him shoving and kicking a woman during a February incident at a Cleveland hotel.Prior to the announcement, Hunt, the 2017 co-rookie of the year, was placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt list.While on the list, Hunt will not be able to practice, play or attend games, should he be signed by a team.In the February 10th video, Hunt and the woman are seen yelling at each other, before being separated by several people. Hunt then pushes the woman, who hits him in the face.Two men escort Hunt away from the woman. Hunt charges out, colliding with a man, who knocks the woman over.Hunt then kicks the woman in the leg.Cleveland Police were called to the hotel, but no arrests were made.The NFL said its investigation, which began in February, will now include the TMZ video, which it previously did not have.  In statement posted on Twitter, the Chiefs said the organization was aware of the allegations against Hunt. During their investigation, Hunt spoke with management and the team now says it is evident Hunt lied.Hunt was at practice when the video was released, but was sent home after it came out, source’s tell ESPN.Hunt told ESPN “I want to apologize for my actions. I deeply regret what I did. I hope to move on from this.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Fine by me, say students

first_imgStudents have been discovered dodging police fines handed out in a bike light safety scheme.As part of the Lights on Bikes campaign, cyclists caught without bike lights are given the opportunity to avoid the £30 fine if they show police a receipt for new lights within seven days.However, students have been attempting to return the lights to cycle shops after showing policemen their receipts. Although receipts are now stamped by police, bike shop staff have reported people trying to cut off the stamps in order to claim a refund.Jim Tanner, of Bike Zone, in Market Street, Oxford, said, “We now refusing all bike light refunds.”Last year, 159 people were killed or injured while riding bikes in Oxford. So far, 130 fines have been issued in the county.last_img

The genius of Dr Allinson

first_imgWe’re not sure what the doctor was getting at when he suggested eating this meal for “good staying power”.Sure, long before the days of Viagra, people will have turned to some unlikely aphrodisiacs. But half a large loaf of bread as an appetiser to a swingers’ dinner party? We think not.Lewd food: “Half a pound of dry bread, 1/4lb nut kernels, and 1lb raw fruit will make a dinner that will give good staying power for six or eight hours.”Next week: the kids are alrightlast_img

Could your product gain protected status?

first_imgA speciality food group is on the look at for the next Midlands product with the potential to achieve protected name status. East Midlands Fine Foods is encouraging the producers of distinguished food and drink products to put their names forward as the interest in regional products continues to grow.Products that have already achieved this in the UK include Melton Mowbray pork pies and Stilton cheese, and Parma Ham and Champagne within the European Union.“Gaining protected status is tremendously valuable for food and drink firms, and also for consumers, as it’s recognition of the provenance of the produce,” commented Jo Murphy from East Midlands Fine Foods.Food producers from Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland are encouraged to put forward a product which qualifies for any one of three protected status levels drawn up by the European Union: Protected Geographical Indication, Protected Designation of Origin, or Traditional Speciality Guaranteed.There are currently fewer than 40 protected names in Great Britain, with a further 40 currently being considered, compared to more than 700 currently protected in the rest of the EU.For more information contact Jo Murphy or Jo Stevenson at East Midlands Fine Foods on 0115 9758810.last_img read more