Oil barrel price could hit $110

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Minnesota Episcopalians’ love for Bishop Whipple is lost on federal…

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET A prayer vigil is held outside the Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Interfaith Coalition on Immigration organizes the monthly vigils to show solidarity with immigrant detainees and their families who come to the building for immigration hearings. Photo: Interfaith Coalition on Immigration, via Facebook[Episcopal News Service] Bishop Henry Whipple is kind of a big deal in Minnesota.Consecrated as the Diocese of Minnesota’s first bishop in 1859, Whipple spent more than four decades establishing The Episcopal Church’s roots in the newly founded state while leading missionary work among the American Indian tribes of Minnesota, and in 1862, he successfully lobbied President Abraham Lincoln to spare most of the 303 Dakota warriors who had been sentenced to death for an uprising that year.Bishop Henry Whipple led The Episcopal Church in Minnesota from 1859 until his death in 1901. Photo: Minnesota Historical SocietyToday, his name graces the Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building just east of the airport in Minneapolis – a rare honor for an Episcopal bishop, but one that local Episcopal leaders now say runs counter to Whipple’s legacy. They want his name removed.“All of us drive by this building all the time, but very few people actually know what’s going on in there,” said the Rev. Devon Anderson, one of the Episcopal priests organizing a campaign to rename the building.What’s going on in the Whipple building, they say, is a microcosm of the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration violations, which The Episcopal Church has criticized for upending lives, separating families and disrupting communities. Minnesota’s Twin Cities are known as a hub for federal immigration enforcement across five states – Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota – and at the center of that hub is the Whipple building, which houses an immigration court. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, is a constant presence.“Any immigrant who is arrested in that region, for the most part, has court in that building,” said the Rev. Daniel Romero, a United Church of Christ minister and volunteer with the Minneapolis-based Interfaith Coalition on Immigration. “The Whipple building is both their first stop and their last stop on their deportation journey.”The Interfaith Coalition on Immigration holds monthly prayer vigils outside the building to show solidarity with immigrant detainees and their families. On Oct. 29, the coalition will be joined by The Episcopal Church in Minnesota and the Minnesota Council of Churches in an expanded vigil and rally to kick off the “What Would Whipple Do?” campaign, calling for the removal of Whipple’s name or the eviction of ICE from the building.Compassionless enforcement is “not our theology. That’s not who we are as a church,” Anderson said in an interview with Episcopal News Service. She serves as rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Excelsior, Minnesota.The Rev. Robert Two Bulls Jr. is another Episcopal priest on the team organizing the campaign. In additional to serving as missioner for the diocese’s Department of Indian Work and Multicultural Ministries, Two Bulls is vicar at All Saints Episcopal Indian Mission in Minneapolis. About a year ago, his congregation rallied to support a parishioner whose partner was picked up by ICE and eventually deported to Mexico.Two Bulls told ENS it always seemed odd that a federal building would be named after an Episcopal bishop, and with ICE conducting enforcement from the building, the association with Whipple troubles him.“Given who he was, I think he would be very much against something like that,” Two Bulls said.Whipple’s reputation isn’t immaculate. His approach to the Dakota and Ojibwe in Minnesota was that of a colonizer, seeking to assimilate Native people into white culture while spreading Christianity, Romero told ENS. But Whipple also was “a man who was trying to do the right thing by the people he encountered.”Two Bulls, who is Lakota, called Whipple “a man of his time and, in some respects, ahead of his time.” And the Rev. Letha Wilson-Barnard, rector at Holy Apostles Episcopal Church in St. Paul, noted how Whipple in 1863 ministered to the hundreds of Dakota who were held in an internment camp at Fort Snelling before the federal government forcibly relocated them to South Dakota.Minnesota Bishop Henry Whipple preaches at a Dakota internment camp at Fort Snelling in 1863. Photo: Minnesota Historical SocietyMore than a hundred years later, part of Fort Snelling would become the site for the Whipple Federal Building, built in 1969.“It’s tied to this really shameful event in Minnesota history, where he was on the side of advocacy and treating people humanely,” Wilson-Barnard said.Before joining the campaign to rename the building, Wilson-Barnard had been attending the prayer vigils at the Whipple building for about a year. Immigrants, especially Hmong, make up a large part of her congregation, and she has accompanied some of them to immigration court in the Whipple building.“Whenever I’ve gone to that Whipple building, it just slays me that his name is on that building,” she said.Whipple, who died in 1901, was not mentioned by name in the program for the June 9, 1969, dedication of the building, but Congress soon gave the building its present name based on a proposal by then-Sen. Walter Mondale, Romero said.Today, while the building houses offices of a number of federal agencies, including Veterans Affairs, it has become “the center of oppression” for immigrants in the region because of ICE’s activities, Romero said. He thanked The Episcopal Church in Minnesota for supporting efforts to raise awareness.The Episcopal Church has been outspoken on immigration issues in recent years, and in July 2018, during General Convention in Austin, Texas, more than a thousand Episcopalians gathered at a prayer service outside an immigrant detention center in rural Texas. General Convention later passed three resolutions related to immigration. One of the resolutions took a forceful stand against family separation and inhumane treatment of immigrant parents and children. Another resolution emphasized respecting the dignity of immigrants, while the third encouraged Episcopalians to seek ways to offer sanctuary or support to immigrants.One of the ultimate goals of the Interfaith Coalition on Immigration in Minnesota is to win passage of legislation making Minnesota a sanctuary state, meaning state agencies would be barred from devoting resources to federal immigration enforcement activities. That effort could be bolstered by attention generated by the “What Would Whipple Do?” campaign.The campaign’s Episcopal team expects to hold a strategy session when The Episcopal Church in Minnesota holds its diocesan convention, Sept. 13-14. The ongoing planning also coincides with a separately scheduled meeting of the House of Bishops next week in Minneapolis, though it wasn’t immediately clear whether the gathering of bishops would take up the issue while they are in town.It’s also not entirely clear what it would take to rename the Whipple Federal Building.“In each Congress, many bills are introduced to name a post office or other federal building in honor or in memory of locally esteemed individuals, deceased elected officials, fallen military personnel, and celebrities,” the Congressional Research Service says in a report on commemorations. “To name a post office or other federal building after an individual an act of Congress is required.”Presumably, Congress would need to act on renaming a building as well, though Romero said it’s possible the head of the U.S. General Services Administration can take that action without seeking approval from Congress.In the meantime, Whipple will be honored in another way this weekend at Minnesota’s diocesan convention. Each year, one Episcopalian is presented with the Whipple Cross, the diocese’s highest award.“For his time, he is seen as a real advocate” for indigenous people, Anderson said, “and someone that the church feels proud of.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Balmoral House / Fox Johnston

first_imgArchDaily 2015 Photographs:  Brett Boardman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFox JohnstonOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMosmanAustraliaPublished on July 20, 2016Cite: “Balmoral House / Fox Johnston” 20 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers: Austral Bricks, Anthra Zinc, AustralbricksSave this picture!© Brett BoardmanRecommended ProductsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsSave this picture!Site PlanText description provided by the architects. In an area where many houses are monumental, inward looking and truly ‘larger than life’, this family home overlooking Sydney’s iconic Balmoral Beach presents as something of a paradox: it manages to feel simultaneously spacious, bold and sculptural, and at the same time, intimate and connected to nature.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanLocated on a terraced north-facing slope overlooking Balmoral Beach and the bushland setting of Middle Head and Hunters Bay, the form of the house follows the natural contour of the land and consists of a masonry platform with two elongated volumes above. When viewed from the street, Balmoral House is moderate in scale in comparison to its neighbours, and follows the natural slope of the land.  Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanOnce inside, the house is imbued with a sense of calm and being open and responsive to its surroundings – to the sky, the water and the bush like landscape that surrounds it – a remarkable achievement in a suburb where privacy is often defined by high walls, and turning inward.Inside, with the sea breeze flowing through past rammed earth walls, you have a sense of being part of the vast Australian sky as much as looking at the water. Back towards the street, a defining deep sandstone wall, painstakingly created by a Hungarian stonemason from Sydney sandstone sourced on the site to make room for the house, wraps its arms around the house and garden, to form a sheltered, private oasis.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanAs the client says” the brief we gave Fox Johnston was to create a house that is ‘natural and neutral’. This is above all, a family home, and we wanted it to feel like one. The last thing we wanted is a showpiece. Fox Johnston understood that, and has given us exactly what we asked for… “Save this picture!SectionA rammed earth and brick base sits back into the landscape, enabling the metal clad volumes above to be carefully sculpted to embrace views, sunlight and breezes. Entry to the house is between these two volumes across the masonry platform – the arrival point modulated to capture views of Sydney Harbour.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanPivotal to this design is the location of living areas on this entry level – embracing the views and more private spaces below. These living areas have been orientated to embrace the north-easterly aspect as well as open onto terraces and courtyard spaces. Bedroom spaces below open onto the lower level garden areas – with a separate lower living area adjacent to this connecting to a private garden and swimming pool orientated towards the bay.Save this picture!Lower Ground FloorThe slender building forms have been designed to be permeable to allow for both a conversation with the street as well as a connection to private garden spaces. These forms also allow for good cross ventilation and sunlight access, as well as embracing of the north-easterly aspect and surrounding views.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanA natural and neutral toned palette of concrete floors, studded and rammed earth walls, brick, timber and zinc anthra has been used, defining the sculptural forms of the house and providing continuity between exterior and interiors.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe landscape around the house is a pivotal part of this project. The house is designed around front and rear garden spaces with emphasis placed on apertures to garden and landscaped elements from all spaces. Great consideration was also given to the idea of a landscaped buffer to the street – providing privacy and a softer street presence. The design delivers good sustainability and efficiency measures, and includes a number of a number of water and energy saving elements.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanProject gallerySee allShow lessThinkin’ Outside The Fox / party/space/designSelected ProjectsGruen Associates, MLA and Oyler Wu Selected to Design 12-Mile Section of LA River Gr…Architecture News Share Balmoral House / Fox JohnstonSave this projectSaveBalmoral House / Fox Johnston Save this picture!© Brett Boardman+ 25 Share CopyHouses•Mosman, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791652/balmoral-house-fox-johnson-architects Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Fox Johnston Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Balmoral House / Fox Johnston Australia Photographs Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791652/balmoral-house-fox-johnson-architects Clipboard Houseslast_img read more

Britons raise £20 million for Asian tsunami floods appeal

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 30 December 2004 | News Britons raise £20 million for Asian tsunami floods appeal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The BBC reports this morning that the emergency appeal for victims of Boxing Day’s floods disaster around the Indian Ocean has raised over £20 million already.This early total makes it one of the most successful emergency appeals to date. The figure was boosted considerably following yesterday evening’s TV and radio appeals. “Hundreds of thousands of telephone pledges” were received as a result on the 3,000 telephone lines that the DEC has set up for their donation hotline. Even before the appeals though £5 million had been donated by phone and online.A further £5 million was donated overnight: DEC’s Chief Executive Brendan Gormley told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning that, by the time he left the office at midnight last night, 400,000 telephone calls had been received and £15 million had been donated by phone and the Web. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics At midday today the DEC’s Web site was continuing to struggle under the enormous surge of traffic it is receiving, so the number of online donations is almost certainly fewer than it could have been. It is to be hoped that an Internet firm will step in and help the agency handle the massive attempt to donate by using more advanced server load balancing and other technology expertise.By this afternoon the DEC reported that it had received more than 524,000 phone calls.The total of public donations already exceeds the initial amount of £15 million in aid promised by the UK government.The figure of £20 million does not include donations to other UK aid agencies, nor corporate donations of equipment or expertise such as the US$1 million (about £522,000) worth of equipment donated by digger firm JCB and the £1 million donated by communications company Vodafone.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Fight Trump’s racism, Clinton’s militarism

first_imgPeople in other countries are probably scratching their heads, wondering what is going on with politics in the United States.A bare six months ago, it looked possible that a self-proclaimed socialist could win the Democratic nomination, something unheard of in U.S. history.Now there are dire warnings that an erratic, boastful, racist, misogynist, anti-immigrant billionaire could be elected president and drag everything to the right.Capturing headlines at the moment is the dismay of Democratic Party leaders that many of the politically active young people who have been involved in struggles like the Fight for $15 movement, Black Lives Matter, immigrant rights, the environmental movement, the Bernie Sanders campaign, the LGBTQ movement and even the women’s movement might not vote for Hillary Clinton.Politicians and liberal establishment voices like the New York Times are conducting a no-holds-barred roundup to drive these potential Democratic voters into the fold. They are bemoaning the fact that when Sanders stumps for Clinton now, he attracts about one-tenth of the crowds he used to.Their argument, of course, is that if these young progressives don’t vote for Clinton, they could be held responsible for Trump winning the presidency.Two-party system works — for the richFor more than two centuries, the two-party political system devised by the early slave owners, bankers and industrialists to run this country has been highly effective in maintaining the rule of the wealthy few, while roping in the support or at least acceptance of the many.In its early days the system served the interests of the Northern industrialists and bankers at the same time as the Southern plantation owners — until the two systems collided in a great Civil War.But having resolved the issue of slave owner versus capitalist, chattel slavery versus wage slavery, the two parties revived their collaboration in the interests of profit with the betrayal of Black Freedom in 1876-77, ending the short-lived Reconstruction era.The two-party system survived the challenge of the Populist movement toward the end of the 19th century, as well as the great labor struggles of the Depression. All along, both parties have held imperialist wars sacrosanct, making sure that the military-banking-industrial complex comes first, even in times of severe budget crises.So what about the current quadrennial election? What’s new about this one? As ever, it mainly features a Democrat versus a Republican, although the candidates do provide a more striking contrast than in earlier presidential contests.Moving left or moving right?As the capitalist stagnation that has devastated so many areas drags on, the resulting widespread suffering is undermining the political status quo.But the question is: Are the workers in the U.S. moving to the left or to the right? Is Trump appealing to a new right-wing movement? Or is his campaign picking up most of its votes from those who are not in motion, not organized, but seem to idolize a media superstar who promises he’ll fix it all, just vote for him?By constantly calling Trump supporters “white workers,” the corporate media can make it seem there is a reactionary shift going on in the working class. But when have they ever described the many progressive social movements in this country in similar class terms?For quite a few years, many, many people have been marching, reaching out through social media, getting together flash mobs and other inventive forms of protest. They are largely young and very outspoken, breaking all kinds of repressive barriers. They have stood up to cops and security guards. And the vast majority of them are working class.Dynamic people of color have been in the leadership of many of these movements, and there are also many, many white workers — with or without jobs — who passionately hate the system and all the forms of bigotry that divide our class.Streets belong to the peopleThe streets belong to the people — it’s not just a slogan. The reactionaries, the bigots, are not in the streets. Except for a tiny hardcore, they have been hesitant to air their backward, hateful ideas for public scrutiny and criticism. But Trump and reactionary media moguls have given them a loud platform.Since Sanders gave in and endorsed Clinton, the movement that had looked to him for a new course has had to rethink what to do next. They’re not going for Trump, obviously. But they can’t have much confidence in Clinton and the Democratic establishment, either.They know that, after eight years of a Democratic administration, even one headed for the very first time by an African-American president, little has changed in the racist, anti-worker, pro-corporate workings of the U.S. government.The jails are still stuffed with the poor. Cops still shoot down unarmed Black people, even children.The super-rich suck up an ever larger portion of the wealth, while cities like Flint, Detroit, Oakland, Chicago, Baltimore and Cleveland and many rural areas suffer unbearable levels of unemployment, homelessness and decay.The Pentagon-banking-industrial complex continues to apply its expertise in killing people across the globe — and in seizing trillions in tax dollars from the public treasury in Washington.The global environmental crisis continues to take a back seat to the profits of the oil and chemical companies and Wall Street portfolios.Whichever capitalist candidate gets more votes in this election, it won’t change all this — or eliminate the progressive movements in this country.What is crucial is that the movements stay independent of the capitalist establishment and true to their origins, have confidence in their own strength, and not become an appendage to the “less reactionary” of the two imperialist parties.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Solar eclipse draws students, families to Campus Commons

first_imgFacebook Review: ‘Love, Simon’ is actually a cute romantic comedy Linkedin ReddIt Twitter printStudents and faculty flooded the Campus Commons Monday to witness the first solar eclipse seen in the United States since 1979.The TCU physics and astronomy department helped organize the event. John Donor, a TCU graduate student, said they had a total of four telescopes in the Commons for viewing the eclipse.“Three of them were your regular backyard telescopes, but we have a filter on them that blocks out 99.999 percent of the light,” Donor said.Donor said they had one telescope they called the H Alpha telescope. The H Alpha blocks out all wave lengths except a specific type that provides a better picture of the eclipse.Dr. Kat Barger, an organizer and assistant professor for the department, said these events are rare and she hopes people will be curious about science and want to learn about the sun and solar system.“We wanted to make sure that all of our horned frogs and TCU community were safe when watching the eclipse,” Barger said.Many kids, students and families were excited to be in the Commons viewing the eclipse.LaChristine Adams, a TCU senior, talked about her first time seeing an eclipse.“I was a little giddy,” Adams said. “It’s my first time seeing it, but it was also a little educational… I learned you don’t get to see a total eclipse in Fort Worth,” she said with a laugh.TCU student Andrew Lou said he came to the event because an eclipse like this doesn’t happen very often.Those who weren’t able to catch the eclipse today will only have to wait seven years for the next one. The TCU Physics and Astronomy Department plans on having another big event for the April 8, 2024 eclipse, during which Fort Worth will be in the path of totality. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts TCU had a viewing party for the eclipse in the campus commons. Linkedin ReddIt William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/center_img Review: predictions on who will win the Oscar vs. who should William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ Review: ‘Black Panther’ delivered even with high expectations William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ William Konig Welcome TCU Class of 2025 World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Previous articleSolar eclipse livestreamNext articleHoroscope: August 22, 2017 William Konig RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is a ton of funlast_img read more

“False information” laws must not be used to silence the media in Kazakhstan

first_imgNews KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Online freedomsMedia independence Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression We further remind you that Article 274, which formed the basis for Mr. Kakimzhanov’s accusation, has itself been criticized by national and international experts alike. For example, following the consideration of Kazakhstan’s second periodic review in 2016, the UN Human Rights Committee expressed its concern about legislation and practices “…that violate freedom of opinion and expression,” including through “…broad application of the provisions of the criminal laws including … dissemination of knowingly false information to persons exercising their right to freedom of expression.” Credit: Mukhtar Kholdorbekov / AFP These actions followed a claim filed by businessman and former finance minister Zeinulla Kakimzhanov against journalists working for Ratel.kz and Forbes.kz for a series of stories alleging misconduct in his business dealings – a claim that has since been upgraded to a criminal suit accusing the journalists of ‘dissemination of deliberately false information’ under Article 274 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan. RSF_en KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Online freedomsMedia independence Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Receive email alerts The undersigned members of the IFEX network write to express our concern over recent civil and criminal cases brought against members of the Kazakh media, as well as irregularities surrounding the court and police proceedings. We ask that you use your authority to protect the constitutional right of citizens to freely receive and disseminate information by investigating the conduct of the law enforcement and judicial representatives in question, and taking action to rectify violations where necessary. We also ask that you review Kazakhstan’s laws that levy disproportionate penalties against journalists and media outlets, due to the threat they pose to critical reporting, to ensure they meet international standards for reasonable scope and proportional punishment. Adil Soz – International Foundation for Protection of Freedom of Speech Albanian Media Institute Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI) Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Foro de Periodismo Argentino Independent Journalism Center – Moldova Index on Censorship International Press Institute (IPI) Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Media Watch National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) Norwegian PEN Pakistan Press Foundation PEN American Center PEN Canada PEN International Reporters Without Borders (RSF) South East European Network for Professionalization of Media South East Europe Media Organisation Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) Vigilance for Democracy and the Civic State World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) Help by sharing this information October 30, 2020 Find out more News May 22, 2018 “False information” laws must not be used to silence the media in Kazakhstan IFEX members call on officials in Kazakhstan to review recent civil and criminal actions taken against critical media outlets under the law for ‘dissemination of deliberately false information’. Follow the news on Kazakhstancenter_img January 15, 2021 Find out more We are concerned that the growing pattern of disproportionate, and in some cases, illegal actions taken by the prosecutor’s office and the judiciary against Ratel.kz and a number of other media suggests misuse of Kazakhstan’s legal system to silence normal criticism crucial to the functioning of a well-ordered democracy. We observe that these actions aimed at censoring media criticism are in flagrant violation of free expression protections under Article 20 of the Constitution of Kazakhstan, as well as Kazakhstan’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Failure to abide by the provisions of these documents would give Ratel.kz strong grounds for submitting a complaint to the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, claiming misconduct in the decisions of judicial bodies in the civil dispute between Mr. Kakimzhanov and journalists of Ratel.kz and Forbes.kz. On 31 March, a judge granted a request by state prosecutors to block the online publication Ratel.kz and prohibit its editor-in-chief, Marat Asipov, from publishing content under this title. Neither the media nor the general public were initially made aware of the grounds for this action. Regardless, the domain ratel.kz and affiliated websites, balborsyk.kz and wildratel.com were instantly blocked. It was later revealed that the site had been taken down for violation of the “Rules for the Registration, Use and Distribution of Domain Names on Kazakhstan’s Internet”, including publication on the domain name after the death of its original registrant Gennady Benditsky, and for publishing content in Kazakh and English, while its certificate of registration lists only Russian.On 2 April, in violation of normal procedural rules, police searched and seized documents and equipment from the offices of Ratel.kz and Forbes.kz. Several staff were detained for interrogation and forced to sign non-disclosure agreements. In addition, police reportedly refused to produce a warrant when requested. February 5, 2021 Find out more Given the above, we call on your offices to: – Review the recent activities of the judiciary and police around Ratel.kz and affiliates and ensure that any violations of Kazakhstan’s laws and international standards are investigated and appropriately addressed. – Revisit Kazakhstan’s legislation around dissemination of false information with consideration to the recommendations of the UN Human Rights Committee and other experts. We request you to ensure that Article 274 be narrowly defined, so as not to unduly interfere with the normal exercise of freedom of expression rights, including the right to report controversial facts and strongly criticize government and powerful social actors. Sincerely, Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal The application of this article of law, introduced into the Criminal Code of Kazakhstan in 2015, has had severe consequences in the past. On 5 July 2016, Tair Kaldybaev, an Almaty businessman who was sentenced to 4.5 years imprisonment for the dissemination of deliberately false information about Kazkommertsbank, was found hanged in his prison cell on the eve of his appeal date. Kaldybaev had been convicted along with a Kazakh journalist, Guzyal Baidalinova, whose sentence was eventually suspended. to go further To: Mr. Kozhamzharov K., General Prosecutor of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Asanov Zh., Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Nigmatulin N., Chairman of the Mazhilis of Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Abayev D., Minister of Information and Communication of the Republic of Kazakhstan Organisation News News Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary electionslast_img read more

Government steps up control of news and information

first_img February 10, 2021 Find out more News Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home EthiopiaAfrica Receive email alerts Organisation RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Ethiopia June 7, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government steps up control of news and information Newscenter_img News RSF_en May 21, 2021 Find out more EthiopiaAfrica to go further Ethiopia’s only ISP, state-owned Ethio-Telecom, has just installed a system for blocking access to the Tor network, which lets users browse anonymously and access blocked websites. At the same time, the state-owned printing presses are demanding the right to censor the newspapers they print. Reporters Without Borders is very worried by these attempts to reinforce government control of news and information.Danger that printers will censor newspaper contentReporters Without Borders accuses the biggest state printer, Berhanena Selam, which almost has a monopoly on newspaper and magazine printing in Ethiopia, and other state owned printers, of trying to impose political censorship on media content before publication. In a proposed “standard contract for printing” recently circulated by state printers, they assume the right to vet and reject articles prior to printing.“This contract could drag Ethiopia back more than two decades as regards media freedom, to the time of Mengistu’s brutal dictatorship in pre 1991 Ethiopia,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Allowing printers to control editorial content is tantamount to give them court powers. On what basis do these state-owned companies assume the right and independence to interpret the law? Does this reflect a government desire to suppress all criticism before it is voiced?“If this standard contract is adopted, we fear it could lead to widespread self-censorship, which is already very common, and to media subservience towards the government. Criticism, independence and media diversity would all suffer, and the vitality of Ethiopian democracy would suffer as well.”Article 10 of the proposed contract is evocatively entitled “Declining to print content violating the law.” It says the printer has the right to refuse to print any text if he has “adequate reason” to think it breaks the law. It goes on to say that the printer reserves the right to terminate or cancel the contract at any time if he has “adequate reason” to think that the publisher “has a propensity to publish a content which entails liability.”This article openly contravenes article 29 of the 1994 federal constitution, which guarantees press freedom and bans “censorship in any form.” Reporters Without Borders points out that only an independent and impartial judge should have the power to impose any kind of sanction or prohibition affecting media freedom.Ethiopia’s privately-owned newspaper and magazine publishers reacted to the proposed contract by addressing a joint petition to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi urging him to recognize that it violates the constitution and to have it withdrawn. The response from a government official was to insist that it was “a strictly business-based decision” and to deny any desire to censor.The printers are keeping up the pressure on the publishers, saying they will refuse to print any newspapers or magazines and, under an unlawful contract that is an extension of the new press law that has put liabilities on printers for print media content.“We call on all media professionals – publishers, editors and journalists – to be brought into the process of negotiation and drafting of this printing contract,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The possibility that printers could be held liable for printed content must not be used as grounds for reintroducing prior censorship.”As it stands, the proposed contract would add to the repressive legislative edifice that the Ethiopian government has built over the past three years. It includes the 2009 anti-terrorism law under which two journalists have been charged and sentenced to long jail terms. It is also liable to exacerbate the already poor climate between the privately-owned media and government.More information about freedom of information in EthiopiaGovernment steps up control of Internet, uses sophisticated technologyGovernment-owned Internet Service Provider Ethio-Telecom, the country’s only ISP, has for the past two weeks been blocking access to the Tor network, an online tool that allows users to browse anonymously and access blocked websites. To do this kind of selective blocking, Ethio-Telecom must be using Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), an advanced network filtering method.DPI is widely used by countries that are “Enemies of the Internet” such as China and Iran. Blocking access to porn sites is usually the official reason given for installing and using it, but in practice it allows governments to easily target politically sensitive websites and quickly censor any expression of opposition views.In installing DPI and blocking access to Tor, the Ethiopian government is probably taking a first step towards installing a sophisticated filtering system that will eventually enable it to intercept emails, messages posted on social networks and Internet voice conversations using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) software such as Skype. Use of VoIP hardware and software has just been made a crime by the new Ethiopian Telecom Service legislation, which was ratified on 24 May. Anyone violating this provision could be sentenced to up 15 years in prison. The authorities say the ban was needed on national security grounds and because VoIP posed a threat to the state’s monopoly of telephone communications.The new law also gives the ministry of communications and information technology the power to supervise and issue licences to all privately-owned companies that import equipment used for the communication of information.The OpenNet Initiative has already reported cases of Internet censorship in Ethiopia, including the blocking of blogs, news sites and opposition sites. So far there have been relatively few cases, above all because of the low level of Internet use in Ethiopia.“This new law and the possibility that a Deep Packet Inspection system has been installed mark a turning point in the Ethiopian government’s control of the Internet,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We fear that DPI will be misused for surveillance purposes by a government that already subjects the political opposition and privately-owned media to a great deal of harassment.“We urge the Ethiopian authorities not to install this filtering system and, as we already said when The Reporter news website was blocked, we share the view of the United Nations special rapporteur for freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, who recommended in a June 2011 report that restrictions to the flow of information online should be limited to ‘few, exceptional, and limited circumstances prescribed by international human rights law’.”It should be noted that, a few days after spotting that access to the Tor network was being blocked in Ethiopia, the Tor Project posted a message on its blog explaining how to circumvent the blocking.Photo : Premises of state printer, Berhanena Selam May 18, 2021 Find out more Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation Newslast_img read more

States holding key vaccine discussions in closed meetings

first_img States holding key vaccine discussions in closed meetings WhatsApp Facebook FILE – In this Dec. 14, 2020, file photo, a vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is drawn into a syringe at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. As the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign accelerates, governors, public health directors and committees advising them are holding key discussions behind closed doors, including debates about who should be eligible for the shots and how to best distribute them. Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleDay says Ohio St will have ‘somewhat normal’ spring practiceNext articleTennis player Yastremska’s latest doping case appeal denied Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  center_img Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Twitter Local NewsStateUS News Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

At least a year until Swan Park in Buncrana reopens

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ By News Highland – September 7, 2017 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp At least a year until Swan Park in Buncrana reopens Facebook Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford It could be at least a year before Swan Park in Buncrana reopens to the public.The amenity has been deemed unsafe due to extensive damage to infrastructure caused by last month’s flooding.A major refurbishment of the park had just got underway in July, with €250,000 earmarked for various improvement works.Local Cllr Rena Donaghy says while only some of that work has been carried out to date, unfortunately it has all been lost to the floodingShe predicts it’ll be at least a year before the park is fully restored:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/rena1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleDonegal IFA welcomes flood relief schemeNext articleMinister McHugh expresses confidence in Garda Commissioner News Highland Google+center_img Pinterest Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more