12 Jun

The German government does not control the national media

first_img GreeceEurope – Central Asia Helenic Parliament Mister Philippos PetsalnikosPresident Palais du Parlement 10021 ATHENESSubject: Summons issued to German ambassador over German coverage of Greece’s financial crisis to go further GreeceEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information News February 25, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The German government does not control the national media Organisation Greece’s new guidelines for policing protests threaten press freedom Paris, 25 February 2010 April 29, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more The Greek police must show journalists can trust it with their protection after one was murdered and another is threatened Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Mister President,Reporters Without Borders, an international press freedom organisation and winner of the 2005 Sakharov Prize, firmly condemns the summons you have issued to the German ambassador about the German media’s coverage of Greece’s financial crisis.It is disturbing and utterly unacceptable that Greece, whether through you or other leading officials, should give the impression that one European Union member government can ask another one to influence its media. Such behaviour, which is more typical of regimes that rank very poorly in our world press freedom index, is a direct violation of article 11 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.Under international law, and especially within the European Union, a state cannot and must not under any circumstances be held responsible for the editorial content of its news media, regardless of the form of media. In Germany, as in all European Union countries, the media are free to cover any subject in accordance with an editorial policy which they themselves determine with complete freedom. Their editorial freedom may in some cases result in their having to defend themselves in the courts, but they never have to account for their actions to government officials. The German authorities therefore cannot and must not under any circumstance interfere in the way the German media cover the economic crisis in Greece or any other subject.We call on the Greek parliament and all other government authorities to publicly undertake to respect the independence of the media and their editorial freedom in a lasting manner at both the national and international level.We thank your in advance for giving this matter your attention.Respectfully, Jean-François JulliardSecretary-GeneralCc : Permanent representations of member states to the European Union Follow the news on Greece News Receive email alerts RSF_en News News February 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

20 Dec

Violence Will Not Harm Rio’s Candidacy for Olympic Games

first_imgBy Dialogo September 22, 2009 Violence will not harm the city of Rio de Janeiro’s candidacy to host the 2016 Olympic Games, for which it is competing against Tokyo, Chicago, and Madrid, the Brazilian Justice Minister, Tarso Genro, said, as quoted by state news agency Agencia Brasil. “Public safety is not what will determine the city’s rejection or selection as host for the 2016 Olympics, but rather the authorities’ capacity to respond to the demands of organizing events that bring together large numbers of people, like New Year’s Eve and Carnival,” which attract millions of people to Rio de Janeiro every year and during which an effort is made to reduce violence, the minister affirmed. Another example put forward by the minister was the 2007 Pan American Games. Although rates of violence are high in the metropolis, much visited by tourists, “the problems of violence that we face (in Rio) are not foreign to other cities, even candidates (to host the Olympic Games) like Rio. There are serious problems of public safety that involve issues of racism, terrorism,” in other cities, the minister added. “The principal problem that concerns the International Olympic Committee is not public safety, but rather the hotel network and transportation,” Genro affirmed. Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, Tokyo, and Chicago are the four finalists in the competition to host the 2016 Olympic Games, and the selection will be made on 2 October in Copenhagen, where the president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, will be present.last_img read more

23 Sep

Drink of soda causes one-vehicle accident

first_imgMetamora, IN—On Saturday, deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, responded to U.S. 52, on a report of a personal injury accident.  Upon arrival, deputies determined that the accident involved one vehicle.Deputies discovered that a 1999 Dodge Ram pick-up truck was operated by William J. Stout Jr., age 56 of Laurel.  Stout told Deputies that he was traveling westbound on U.S. 52 when he went to take a drink of his soda pop.  As he took a drink, Stout lost control of his vehicle, causing the vehicle to travel off of the north side of the roadway and into a ditch.  The vehicle continued along the ditch until striking a culvert.Stout was transported by Cedar Grove E.M.S. to Rush Memorial Hospital in Rushville, for treatment of minor injuries.last_img read more

14 Aug

Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Josh Allen, Mitchell Trubisky shaking up Week 5 QB rankings

first_imgWEEK 5 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerJosh Allen concussion updateAllen took a vicious hit to the head from Patriots safety Jonathan Jones on Sunday that knocked him out of the game and forced him into concussion protocol. After the game, Bills coach Sean McDermott said there’s no room in the NFL for hits like that. Matt Barkley took over at QB in the Buffalo loss.The Allen hit looked bad enough that it wouldn’t be shocking to see his concussion recovery last beyond Sunday of Week 5, although concussions are one of the trickier injuries to accurately assess return timelines. As long as Barkley is the quarterback, Buffalo’s offensive weapons take a slight hit, especially deep-ball specialist John Brown, who will have to deal with a huge downgrade in downfield passing with Barkley. Buffalo gets the Titans in Week 5.MORE: Week 5 Waiver ReportHow long is Mitchell Trubisky out?Trubisky suffered an injury to his left shoulder Sunday after landing awkwardly with all his weight on his left arm while it was extended. After the game, Bears coach Matt Nagy told reporters he doesn’t believe the injury to be season-ending, but that he should know more in the next 24-48 hours. Two erratic passers who help fantasy football owners with their rushing abilities were injured Sunday, as both Josh Allen and Mitchell Trubisky left their respective games with what looked like bad injuries. Allen took a brutal blow to the head, while Trubisky landed awkwardly on his left shoulder. Allen had developed into an oft-used fantasy starter in recent weeks, while Trubisky was coming off a promising Week 3 performance. Heading into Week 5, there’s a decent chance that the starting quarterbacks for Buffalo and Chicago will be Matt Barkley and Chase Daniel, respectively, which would affect rankings, waiver wire pickups, and start ’em, sit ’em decisions.For more on injuries to Marlon Mack, Davante Adams, and Jarvis Landry, click here, and for the latest news and fantasy updates, follow us on Twitter (@SN_Fantasy).  (Update: Adam Schefter reported that Trubisky has a dislocated left shoulder with a slight labrum tear but doesn’t need surgery. Schefter said Trubisky should be back “sooner rather than later.”)WEEK 5 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | DK cash | DK GPPTrubisky’s injury looked bad, and when a coach speculates that it’s not season-ending, it’s also probably not a one-week absence. Chase Daniel will start at quarterback for the Bears while Trubisky is out, and he ran the offense competently on Sunday. Besides Trubisky’s Week 3 showing against Washington, this hasn’t been a well-functioning offense, anyway, so Daniel isn’t really a downgrade. The Bears will travel to London to play the Raiders in Week 5.last_img read more