New changes to Russia’s “foreign agents” law aim to intimidate journalists

first_imgSince 1 January, journalists have been required by this law to check whether any person or organization quoted in an article is on the justice ministry’s “foreign agents” list before publishing. If they are, they must mention this in the article. And if they or their media is on the list, they must also mention this in every article. Twelve media outlets and three journalists are already on the list, but a new, longer list is due to be released soon. Credit: ALEXANDER NEMENOV / AFP RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more May 21, 2021 Find out more “Aside from the systematic stigmatization of certain persons and organizations, including journalists and media outlets, these amendments are utterly Kafkaesque,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “This law is so vague and its scope is so broad that, in the absence of exhaustive verification of its application, the authorities will be able to choose their targets and impose insane fines on whomever they see fit. It will further obstruct journalists’ work and seeks to intimidate them into censoring themselves.” Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News News Under the new amendments, quoting any person or organization regarded as a “foreign agent” in a media story, in any communication with the authorities, or on the Internet without mentioning their “foreign agent” status is punishable by heavier fines than those established in the previous modification of this law in late December. RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionEconomic pressureJudicial harassment Читать на русском / Read in RussianPassed on 16 February by the Duma, the Russian parliament’s lower house, the amendments are so impenetrable that even the legal specialists at Agora, a Russian human rights NGO run by lawyers, are baffled. News Organisation Help by sharing this information center_img Since 1 January, the “foreign agent” label is applicable to journalists working for media regarded as “foreign agents.” Radio Svoboda, the Russian service of US government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, was fined 11 million roubles (112,000 euros) on 10 February for failing to register as a “foreign agent” and failing to refer to itself as such in its articles. February 18, 2021 – Updated on February 22, 2021 New changes to Russia’s “foreign agents” law aim to intimidate journalists Receive email alerts Follow the news on Russia Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns new, “Kafkaesque” amendments to Russia’s so-called “foreign agents” law. These nonsensical and incomprehensible additions, which include heavier fines, aim to intimidate journalists and get them to censor themselves, RSF says. Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption to go further Russia is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. News RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionEconomic pressureJudicial harassment Related documents Читать на русском / Read in Russian​PDF – 97.41 KB Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Sharapova inspired by Serena to get back to top

first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES In her first at the US Open last year, as a wildcard she was beaten in the fourth round by Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova.But she turned the tables against the Melbourne Park 14th seed two days ago winning 6-1 7-6 (7/4).“There’s a lot to build from,” said Sharapova. “It’s a lot of things that take time. To be able to get these matches, players that are playing this well, I’m going to face a lot of them this year. I’ll have to bring it.“Today was not enough.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In battle against sly SMB guards, Ravena gives himself a failing grade Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Yeah, that definitely inspires me, absolutely.”Sharapova, one of the highest earners in women’s sport, suffered a string of early defeats after her comeback last April for taking performance-enhancing meldonium but has been working her way back up the rankings since.“I think there are a lot of things that I need to get better at and improve on. But looking at the overall picture, the first thing is that I’m healthy,” a clearly disappointed Sharapova told reporters.“That, to me, is a big thing because I’ll be back on the practice court, I’m not starting from zero.”It was Sharapova’s second Grand Slam appearance since her doping ban. ADVERTISEMENT “I’m here because I’m motivated to get better at my craft. I really do believe that I can otherwise I wouldn’t be here,” said the five-time Grand Slam champion after losing 6-1, 6-3 in 64 minutes.“I definitely take great examples of a Federer or a Nadal or a Serena and Venus that have continued to have the motivation that they do at this age,” said Sharapova who turns 31 in April.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s not just walking through a Grand Slam tunnel and getting on court. “There’s so much more to it. I have a lot of admiration for that because I know what goes into creating those moments and getting to that stage. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Russia’s Maria Sharapova gestures as she questions a line call during her third round match against Germany’s Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)Maria Sharapova says she is inspired by the likes of thirtysomethings Serena Williams and Roger Federer to get back to the top after her doping ban.The Russian, back in the top 50 after 15 months on the sidelines, had her progress at the Australian Open ruthlessly snuffed out by 2016 champion Angelique Kerber in the third round Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Sharks’ Joe Pavelski not playing, but still helping

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — It’s unclear when captain Joe Pavelski might be able to return to the Sharks lineup. Coach Pete DeBoer said Monday, though, that Pavelski has made contributions in other ways.Pavelski has been out since the third period Game 7 of the Sharks’ first round series against the Vegas Golden Knights. But DeBoer said Pavelski has been able to help him by giving a player’s perspective on games and also with line …last_img

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Kaepernick’s camp denies Jay-Z spoke to him before NFL deal: report

first_imgRapper-turned-music-mogul Jay-Z is partnering with the monolithic if ever-uncool National Football League. His Roc Nation entertainment company announced Tuesday that it will be the league’s “live music entertainment strategist,” aimed directly at the Super Bowl halftime show.Jay has dabbled in sports before as a part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets and with Roc Nation breaking into the player agency landscape, plus he’s long been a fixture courtside at NBA games.Roc Nation’s latest athletics …last_img

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Crackdown on bogus unions

first_img29 January 2003The Department of Labour says at least 158 trade unions and 41 employer organisations will be deregistered by the end of this week because of their failure to comply with official registration procedures.The latter have for the past five years failed to submit financial reports, which are proof of their existence, to the Registrar of Labour Relations.The deregistered bodies, some of which are affiliates of Cosatu and Fedusa, are to be published in the Government Gazette on Friday.However, all the deregistered organisations, or any other interested person, will have 60 days to explain to the Registrar of Labour Relations why the registration of any organisation should not be cancelled.Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana said the purpose of deregistration was to ensure that both private and public organisations purporting to represent workers exercise tight financial controls.He called on workers to demand that union officials account for monies and that these officials act as genuine representatives of the workers.“I do not like deregistering these organisations, but I believe that the presence of strong trade unions and employer organisations in the labour market is essential for both productivity and strong economic growth,” Mdladlana said.He noted that unscrupulous individuals and consultants not only set up bogus organisations, but also infiltrated the structures of existing registered organisations.“Their main objective is the handling of labour disputes, especially dismissals and unfair labour practices, thereby also undermining the efforts of genuine organisations to bargain collectively.”Mdladlana explained that his department had embarked on a process to identify and weed out organisations that were either bogus or had failed to comply with the requirements of the Labour Relations Act.“Emphasis is being placed on the requirements in Section 100 stipulating that organisations submit their financial statements together with an auditor’s report to the Registrar of Labour Relations.”In August last year, the department sent out written notices to all registered trade unions and employer organisations advising them to meet their registration requirements.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Nigeria, Bafana class of ’96 to meet at last

first_img In the final, they overcame Zambia 2-1. The South African squad will be announced on Thursday. However, it is known that it will include Doctor Khumalo, John Moeti, Eric Tinkler and Linda Buthelezi. They beat Zaire 2-0 in the quarterfinals before edging Ivory Coast 4-2 from the penalty spot, after the teams had shared a 2-2 draw, in the semi-finals. 1994 Africa Cup of Nations The 1994 Africa Cup of Nations was hosted by Tunisia. Nigeria finished second in Group A after a 3-0 win over Gabon and a goalless draw with Egypt, which earned them a quarterfinal place. Now, those teams – or as close as you can get to those teams, 18 years down the line – will at last get to meet on the field, with a friendly match between the two countries set to take place in the Nigerian state of Kano on 30 March. Stars of a slightly younger vintage will support them, including Benni McCarthy, South Africa’s all-time international leading goal scorer with 32 to his name. He will be joined by former Bafana Bafana captain Aaron Mokoena, Quinton Fortune and McBeth Sibaya. 10 March 2014 In the quarterfinals, Clive Barker’s charges defeated Algeria 2-1. They then booked a place in the final with a superb 3-0 win over Ghana. Their boycott came about after Nigerian leader General Sani Abacha had ordered the execution of activist Ken Saro Wiwa, which was criticised by then South African President Nelson Mandela. Difference of opinion The Super Eagles, who were the defending champions, claimed that had they participated in the finals, they would have lifted the Cup of Nations’ title. Naturally, the Bafana Bafana class of 1996 felt differently. Defender Benedict Iroha, midfielders Jay-Jay Okocha and Daniel Amokachim, and striker Rashidi Yekini, the tournament’s leading scorer with five goals, were all named in the Team of the Tournament.1996 Africa Cup of Nations Two years later, in South Africa, Bafana Bafana topped Group A after beating Cameroon 3-0 and Angola 1-0 before sliding to a 0-1 loss to Egypt. The Nigerian line-up will feature, among others, Jay-Jay Okocha, Kanu, Emmanuel Amuneke, Daniel Amokachi and Stephen Keshi, the current coach of the Super Eagles, who won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. Two years after democracy came to South Africa, Bafana Bafana won the Africa Cup of Nations on home soil, defeating Tunisia 2-0 in the final in Johannesburg. Missing from that tournament was the Nigerian team, which boycotted the event. Nigerian line-up A Mark Williams brace in the final secured the Africa Cup of Nations title for South Africa on 3 February 1996. South African squad Williams and defender Mark Fish were named in the Team of the Tournament, while John “Shoes” Moshoeu finished as the second highest scorer in the event, with four goals to his name.last_img read more

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Mike Conley, Marc Gasol help Grizzlies top Knicks to end road skid

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol, left, drives against New York Knicks’ DeAndre Jordan during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK — Marc Gasol was conducting his postgame interviews when his cellphone began buzzing with a call from his agent.Gasol declined to answer. If it was trade news, it could wait until after he was done talking basketball.ADVERTISEMENT “He did say Dennis and I looked at him, I looked at the other players. They’re looking at me. I am like, ‘OK, I guess he called my name,’ and then I got up,” Kanter said. “I just walked in there and they said nope, sit down. The crowd was like, ‘Ugh.’”NOAH IN NEW YORKJoakim Noah was booed nearly every time he touched the ball in his first game at Madison Square Garden since his failed run here that ended with him banished from the team after an argument with former coach Jeff Hornacek. Noah, who had been given a $72 million, four-year deal by Phil Jackson to return to his hometown, was eventually waived and signed with the Grizzlies. Noah, who scored four points, felt the Knicks underachieved while he was here.“I take some blame. I didn’t perform to what I was capable of, even though I had a lot of injures, I had a lot going on outside the court,” Noah said. “So it’s disappointing. It’s definitely something I have to live with.”UP NEXTGrizzlies: Host Minnesota on Tuesday.Knicks: Host Detroit on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “I’m not in the mood right now,” Gasol said, smiling. “I still want to enjoy this.”Especially because his team had just looked like the Memphis Grizzlies of old.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesMike Conley scored 25 points, Gasol had 24 and Memphis snapped a nine-game road losing streak with a 96-84 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday.Memphis had lost three in a row and 17 of its last 19 overall but didn’t allow more than 22 points in a quarter Sunday in a performance that used to be the norm when the Grizzlies were a perennial playoff team, not one that could be preparing for a rebuild. Justin Holiday added 19 points and Jaren Jackson Jr. had 16 in the Grizzlies’ first road victory since Dec. 23 at the Lakers.Kevin Knox scored 17 points and DeAndre Jordan had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks, who lost their 13th straight overall and 14th in a row at Madison Square Garden.The Knicks started Dennis Smith Jr. and Jordan in their first game in uniform since coming to New York from Dallas along with Wesley Matthews on Thursday in the Kristaps Porzingis trade. Smith made the first basket of the game, but the Knicks — with the newcomers not having practiced with the team yet — shot just 38 percent against one of the league’s best defensive teams.“They don’t know anything. They don’t know any of our stuff,” coach David Fizdale said. “I thought the new guys came in and did a solid job.”Smith finished with eight points and six assists.TIP-INSGrizzlies: Jackson had also missed the previous game with a right quadriceps injury. … The Grizzlies signed forward Bruno Caboclo to a second 10-day contract Sunday. He started and was scoreless.Knicks: Smith, Jordan and Matthews played their second straight game at MSG but for two different teams. Dallas won here on Wednesday night, when Smith had his second career triple-double. … Matthews was 2 for 8 for five points. … Fizdale split two meetings this season against the team he formerly coached.THAT’S DENNIS, NOT ENESEnes Kanter thought he was getting a chance to play in the second quarter, walking from the bench toward the scorer’s table as fans cheered. Assistant coach Keith Smart actually wanted Smith, so Kanter returned to his seat as the cheers quickly turned to boos. Rickie Fowler overcomes strange triple bogey to win Phoenix Open MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “This showed that we still have that, have that core grit-grind kind of mentality regardless of how we’ve been playing,” Conley said.Conley added eight rebounds and seven assists in a strong return to the lineup after missing a game with left knee soreness. Gasol chipped in nine rebounds in what could have been the longtime teammates’ final road game with the Grizzlies.The team has fallen from playoff contention after a strong start and told the players it will listen to offers for both ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. Conley and Gasol both acknowledged it’s been hard not to think about their futures in recent days.“When we play together, we know the things that we can do,” Gasol said.The Grizzlies have one more game before the deadline, at home Tuesday against Minnesota.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View commentslast_img read more

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The Celebrity Championship celebrates its 20th anniversary at Morgan Run Club Resort

first_img Posted: May 18, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Ginger Jeffries, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe Integrated Sports Marketing – Celebrity Championship at Morgan Run Club & Resort has begun!Plus, Sunday is Community Heroes Appreciation Day! FREE admission, lunch, autographs and more for all #SanDiego active duty and retired Military, Police Officers, Sheriffs Deputies, Firefighters and EMT’s!Ginger Jeffries was there all morning talking with some of the celebrities including Marucs Allen and Nick Barnett! KUSI Newsroom, Ginger Jeffries The Celebrity Championship celebrates it’s 20th anniversary at Morgan Run Club & Resort Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter May 18, 2018last_img read more

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