COICA, a repressive bill that threatens Internet users worldwide, must be stopped

first_img WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says News RSF_en October 29, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 COICA, a repressive bill that threatens Internet users worldwide, must be stopped News Related documents Open lettre to senator Leahy against COICAPDF – 56.89 KB United StatesAmericas Reporters Without Borders joins other international NGOs and free speech experts in urging the U.S. Congress to abandon consideration of the proposed Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA), which Sen. Patrick Leahy introduced into the Senate on 21 September. At the Center for Democracy & Technology’s initiative, nine organizations and experts, including Reporters Without Borders, have sent the attached letter to the senator.COICA’s provisions include introducing a system of Internet filtering to protect copyright. Internet service providers would have to block websites on a blacklist controlled by the Attorney General’s office. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, sites such as SoundCloud (a music remix site), MediaFire (a file hosting site) or even Slyck (where copyright issues are discussed) could be rendered inaccessible.Even more disturbing is the fact that domain names blocked by the United States to comply with this domestic law would be rendered inaccessible throughout the world. In other words, the proposed censorship would extend well beyond the U.S. borders and would affect Internet users worldwide.As the letter says, COICA stands in complete contradiction with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s assertion in a speech on 21 January that the freedom to use the Internet is a fundamental human right and a priority of U.S. diplomacy. This law would help censors all over the world to justify their own Internet filtering procedures.Many others have spoken out against COICA. They include Tim Berners-Lee, who has launched petition to block it, and 87 Internet pioneers who have sent an open letter to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, urging it to reject the bill. Read the joint letter to Sen. Leahy: pdf Receive email alerts Organisation Help by sharing this information June 3, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more News United StatesAmericas to go further Follow the news on United States April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

New law threatens press freedom in the Netherlands

first_imgNews December 2, 2020 Find out more RSF_en DR November 23, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further NetherlandsEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Armed conflictsJihadismCitizen-journalistsJudicial harassmentViolence October 5, 2019 New law threatens press freedom in the Netherlands RSF also questions the law’s use of the term “terrorist zone,” a vague concept that is hard to pin down. By their nature,  war zones are subject to change depending on the situation of the forces on the ground. RSF therefore supports the journalists’ associations in their plea to withdraw or change this law. On November 12, there will be a hearing in the senators chamber where experts will give their opinion on this concept bill and will draw attention to the law’s problems.Although ranked 4th in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, the Netherlands has not escaped the overall tendency for press freedom to decline in Europe. News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Follow the news on Netherlandscenter_img RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a new Dutch law under which Dutch citizenstravelling to an area “controlled by terrorist groups” must request permission from thejustice ministry. This law threatens the freedom to inform, RSF said, calling on the Dutchsenate to make an exception for journalists. News Under the new law, failing to request the justice ministry’s permission before travelling to an area “controlled by terrorist groups” is punishable by up to two years in prison. This threatens the freedom to inform by restricting journalists’ ability to report in the field and by potentially endangering the confidentiality of their sources there. Receive email alerts News NetherlandsEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Armed conflictsJihadismCitizen-journalistsJudicial harassmentViolence “As well as restricting the media’s work, this law threatens journalists’ safety in the field,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “How are reporters in a war zone who may have to cross a border reasonably supposed to request a permit and potentially expose themselves to belligerents? The Dutch senate must address this illogicality and make an exception for journalists.” Organisation last_img read more

French filmmaker Arnaud Mandagaran allowed to leave the country

first_img News French documentary filmmaker Arnaud Mandagaran, who was arrested for an alleged visa violation on 14 April, was allowed to leave the country on 24 April. Permission for his departure was given by a judge in Bhomra, near the Indian border, and was conveyed orally to the French embassy. Mandagaran left from Dhaka, where he was transferred following his arrest in Bhomra.—————————————————–20.04.2005Arnaud Mandagaran released while awaiting outcome of caseA judge in Bhomra on 20 April provisionally released French documentary filmmaker Arnaud Mandagaran while awaiting the outcome of an alleged visa violation case against him. Police had on 19 April returned him from Dhaka, where he was being questioned, to Bhomra where he had been arrested on 14 April. Mandagaran has been told to stay in the country until the verdict. He is now in Dhaka.—————————————————–18.04.2005French filmmaker arrested for visa violationReporters Without Borders today condemned the arrest of French documentary filmmaker Arnaud Mandagaran for an alleged visa violation on 14 April after re-entering Bangladesh from India, and called for his immediate release.”His arrest, which could continue for seven days during the wait for an administrative decision, is an aberration and out of all proportion to the nature of the offence,” the press freedom organization said, adding, “nothing justifies the arrest of this journalist, who was just doing his job.”Mandagaran, 55, and his Indian guide, Mafizul Islam, 18, were arrested in Bhomra, in the Satkhira district near the Indian border. After arriving in Bangladesh on 26 February, he spent a month and a half in India before re-entering Bangladesh. He was transferred to Dhaka yesterday for questioning.The award-winning filmmaker is best-known for his film, “India: Turmoils of the Century.” BangladeshAsia – Pacific April 26, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French filmmaker Arnaud Mandagaran allowed to leave the country RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Follow the news on Bangladesh February 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information May 19, 2021 Find out more Organisation center_img February 22, 2021 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts News Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists RSF_en News News BangladeshAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Veterans legal clinics offered

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Veterans legal clinics offered Twitter Facebook Pinterest Facebook By admin – April 21, 2018 Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Facebook fears are overblownNext articleMark Tenniswood Volunteer of the Year Award admin Local News Register hereMetroplex Veterans Legal Services is hosting two upcoming free, single-issue legal clinics for veterans in the area.The organization has scheduled two veterans’ legal clinics in Midland.The first one is a veterans expunction/orders of non-disclosure clinic and will be at 9 a.m. May 18 at the Junior League of Midland, 902 W. Dengar Ave., in Midland.The veterans must register online in advance of the clinic at westtexas.veteranslegalservices.us.The second clinic is a veterans child support modification clinic and will be at 1 p.m. May 18 at the Junior League of Midland, as well.Veterans also must register online in advance of the clinic at westtexas.veteranslegalservices.us.The veterans expunction/orders of non-disclosure clinic is for veterans with criminal cases that they are seeking an expunction or order of non-disclosure, a news release said.The Midland County District Attorney’s office will review all of the cases in advance, and will provide preliminary assessments on the Midland County cases, which will assist the pro bono attorneys on the status of the cases and providing the legal advice to the veterans at the clinic, the release said.The veterans child support modification clinic is for veterans with child support issues. Family law attorneys providing the legal consultations and the HEROES project of the Texas Attorney General’s office will also be at the clinic providing the information about the current status of the veterans’ cases to the attorneys. WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Family Fun Night

first_img Family Fun Night Facebook Local News By admin – June 5, 2018 Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Highland United Methodist ChurchHighland United Methodist Church, 1808 N. Dixie Blvd., has scheduled a Family Fun Night with hot dogs and games at 6 p.m. Wednesday.For more information, call 332-0261. WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleLine Dancing and Puppet ShowNext articleFarmers Market adminlast_img read more

Update – Road reopens in Letterkenny after earlier collision

first_img WhatsApp By admin – February 26, 2016 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleMJM group to buy the former Shackleton Military site in BallykellyNext articleConnemara Mining starts drilling for gold in Inishowen admin Google+ Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterest Facebook Google+center_img Facebook Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Update – Road reopens in Letterkenny after earlier collision Twitter Homepage BannerNews Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Traffic is now moving as normal in Letterkenny after an earlier collision at the rear of Letterkenny Institute of Technology close to the bottom of Ashlawn.A number of people were brought to hospital as a precautionary measure after a two car collision, but gardai say there were no serious injuries.The road was closed for a time, but it has now reopened.last_img read more

Karnataka Law University Postpones Law Degree Exams Amid Covid Crisis

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka Law University Postpones Law Degree Exams Amid Covid Crisis LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 Aug 2020 6:31 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka State Law University has decided to postpone the exams for all its affiliated law colleges owing to the Covid crisis, reported the Hindu. Earlier, the law degree examinations were scheduled to be held from September 25. However, they have now been postponed pursuant to an official meeting chaired by Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister of the Karnataka Government,…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 Karnataka State Law University has decided to postpone the exams for all its affiliated law colleges owing to the Covid crisis, reported the Hindu. Earlier, the law degree examinations were scheduled to be held from September 25. However, they have now been postponed pursuant to an official meeting chaired by Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister of the Karnataka Government, JC Madhuswamy. The development is significant in the backdrop of a PIL pending before the Karnataka High Court against KSLU’s decision to hold intermediate semester examinations. The petition was filed by Purbayan Chakraborty, a 3rd year law student at the said University, stressing that intermediate semester students ought to be promoted under a comprehensive formula prescribed by the UGC, where 50% weightage would be in internal evaluation and 50 % weightage would be in marks scored in previous semester. The decision was also alleged to be violative of the UGC guidelines, mandating promotion of intermediate semester students on the basis of alternate evaluation scheme. Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly, Siddaramaiah had also demanded postponement of the law degree examinations following surge in COVID-19 cases in the State. Next Storylast_img read more

Antarctic medicine – the challenges of being a doctor in an isolated and confined environment

first_imgRothera research station is a British Antarctic Survey (BAS) base on the Antarctic Peninsula that is operational year round. During the 8-month winter the 20 people living there are physically isolated from any other humans. I was the resident doctor during the 2005 season. I did not leave Antarctica for 17 months of my employment with the British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit (BASMU), and during the winter period I was the sole medical practitioner on station. My medical work load was light in comparison to any other job I have done. All personnel deployed to a UK Antarctic base were fit and well, and the wintering team in particular had been screened for any significant physical and mental illness. On average during the winter period I would perform 40 consultations per month. Because I was only serving a population of 20, the relatively large number of consultations reflected the harsh environment in which we lived and worked. The perceived major health risks of BAS Antarctic employment were the operational tasks of year round SCUBA diving and summer light aircraft movements and environmental cold injuries. Predeparture training and on-site equipment (eg, a recompression chamber) equipped me to deal with these issues. However, most of my work load was composed of minor injuries sustained during work or leisure pursuits in the difficult environment, psychological issues, dental work, gynecology, and genitourinary medicine. During the summer months there were 2 doctors, one who had just arrived and one who had finished a winter season and would return home at the end of summer. One doctor was always on base, as diving and aircraft operations continue throughout the 24-hour daylight. In winter the solo doctor took part, as all base members did, in 2 winter training trips, each a week long, which made them inaccessible to base other than through a nightly prearranged radio call. During this time remote assistance and advice was provided to the station by BASMU based in Plymouth, UK. This group of specialist consultants also provided advice and support for the doctor throughout the term of duty. There are many aspects of the season I spent in Rothera that I will continue to reflect on for some time. The enclosed environment created an amplified feedback on many of my actions and forced a range of emotions. Although few of the medico-social issues are unique to Rothera, I had never before been in a position where every action or word on my part, either in a clinical situation or socially, had the potential to significantly change my relationship with the other members of my group (particularly in winter) and alter my ability to serve that group as a doctor. I would like to discuss specifically the topics of medical confidentiality, treatment styles, 24-hour on-call duties, and personal relationships.last_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 12/3

first_imgDecember 3, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 12/3 Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballNon-RegionFILLMORE, Utah-Hunter Rhodes posted 18 points and James Stephenson added 17 more as the Millard Eagles waxed Diamond Ranch 68-47 Thursday in non-region boys basketball action.NEPHI, Utah-Max Robinson led the way with 21 points and the Richfield Wildcats steamrolled Juab 49-26 in non-region boys basketball action Thursday. Ty Allred’s 11 poitns led the Wasps in defeat.Girls Basketball1-A Preview @ SVCRICHFIELD, Utah-The Piute Thunderbirds used a 13-4 run in the decisive 4th Quarter to down Green River 32-28 in a comeback victory Thursday at the Sevier Valley Center as part of the 1-A girls basketball preview.This game is noteworthy for being the first game of the Utah high school basketball season anywhere in the state. Ashley Talbot posted 10 points and 5 rebounds to pace Piute in the victory. Tera Morgan added 7 points and 8 rebounds for the Thunderbirds, including a pair of key 3-pointers in the 4th Quarter.The heroine for Piute was Tera Morgan. She posted 8/7 and had a pair of 4th Quarter PLINKOS to help lead the Thunderbirds past Green River.— Brad James (@BradfatherSpeak) December 3, 2020Abigail Erwin had 8 points and 12 rebounds in defeat for Green River. Talynn Lovato had 9 points and 5 rebounds as well for the Pirates in the loss.RICHFIELD, Utah-Kinley Spaulding netted 18 points and 5 rebounds on 8-11 from the field as the Milford Tigers clobbered Intermountain Christian 54-15 Thursday in the 1-A preview at the Sevier Valley Center. Jaleana Tsosie added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Milford in victory. Lucy Cole, Morgan Zandberg and Makenna Stoddard had 4 apiece in the loss for the Lions.RICHFIELD, Utah-Talynn Lovato amassed 16 points and 10 rebounds and Abigail Erwin added 13 points and 9 boards on 6-12 from the field as the Green River Pirates waxed Panguitch 42-31 at the Sevier Valley Center Thursday as part of the 1-A preview. Hailee Eyre netted 11 points in defeat for the Bobcats. The Pirates are now 1-1 on the season as this was their second game of the day.RICHFIELD, Utah-Brooklyn Syrett posted 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists as the Bryce Valley Mustangs pounded Pinnacle 56-12 Thursday as part of the 1-A preview at the Sevier Valley Center. Kezli Floyd added 12 points and 7 rebounds for the Mustangs in the win.RICHFIELD, Utah-Esther Cox netted 17 points and 5 assists as the Valley Buffaloes downed Wayne 53-50 in the 1-A preview at the Sevier Valley Center Thursdsay. Cox’s 3-pointer in the closing moments lifted the Buffaloes to victory. Paige Harris added 14 points and 9 rebounds for the Buffaloes in victory. Hanna Williams and Abby Stevens each had 14 points and 5 rebounds in the win for the Badgers.RICHFIELD, Utah-Mikki Prows posted 12 points and 10 rebounds and Nadia Griffin added 10 points and 9 rebounds as the Escalante Moquis routed Tintic 34-10 Thursday in the 1-A preview at the Sevier Valley Center. Brynlee Allen had 4 points and 4 rebounds in defeat for the Miners.Desert Hills TournamentST. GEORGE, Utah-Rebecca Poulsen amassed 14 points and the Richfield Wildcats stymied Hurricane 46-29 at the Desert Hills Tournament Thursday at Desert Hills High School. Lydia Prince had 14 points i the loss for the Tigers.Shannon Johnson Tournament @ Uintah H.S.VERNAL, Utah-Nataly Dunka’s 13 points led Wasatch Academy in a 66-25 loss to Pine View Thursday at the Shannon Johnson Tournament at Uintah High School.Non-RegionMT. PLEASANT, Utah-Rilee Dyreng stepped up with 14 points and the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs bested North Sanpete 34-27 in non-region girls basketball action Thursday. Eryn Briggs and Tylee Henrie had 9 points apiece in defeat for the Hawks.BEAVER, Utah-Avery Brown netted 14 points and the Beaver Beavers got past Manti 42-36 Thursday in non-region girls basketball action. Kassidy Alder had 11 points in the loss for the Templars.DELTA, Utah-Eliza Swallow led the way with 16 points and the Millard Eagles edged Delta 49-46 in non-region girls basketball action Thursday at the Palladium. Jadee Dutson’s game-high 18 points led the Rabbits in the loss.PAROWAN, Utah-Madison Mathews keyed a balanced scoring attack with 8 points and the Parowan Rams edged North Sevier 35-33 in overtime Thursday in non-region girls basketball action. Gracee Johnson had  9 points in the loss for the Wolves. Tags: Roundup Written bylast_img read more

Owensville Man Arrested After Overnight Standoff

first_imgChild Molesting, Level 4 Felony (Daviess County, IN)Arresting Agency: Indiana State PoliceAssisting Agencies: U.S. Marshals Task Force, Gibson County Sheriff’s Department, Owensville Police, Fort Branch Police, and Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Department.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Yesterday afternoon at approximately 2:30, the U.S. Marshals Tank Force, Indiana State Police and Gibson County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence located at 4984 West 525 South near Owensville to execute a felony arrest warrant for Aaron Riggs, 30.Riggs was wanted out of Daviess County for Child Molesting, a Level 4 Felony. When officers arrived they determined Riggs had barricaded himself somewhere on the second story of the residence. Officers attempted several times to get Riggs to surrender, but he refused. At approximately 7:15, Indiana State Police SWAT entered the residence and eventually found Riggs hiding in a crawl space in the attic.Riggs was arrested without further incident and taken to the Gibson County Jail where he is currently being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond.Arrested and Charge:Aaron Riggs, 30, 4984 West 525 S, Owensville, INlast_img read more