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first_imgNews May 5, 2021 Find out more to go further News Follow the news on Russia Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 14, 2018 Use the Universal Periodic Review to end Russia’s downward spiral Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has submitted a report about the grave decline in press freedom in Russia for today’s review by the UN Human Rights Council of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in Russia.The report submitted by RSF, which has consultative status with the UN, shows that the situation in Russia has declined steadily since it was last reviewed by the Human Rights Council in 2013 as part of the process known as the Universal Periodic Review. Russia has implemented none of the undertakings it gave during the 2013 review. As a result, the level of press freedom in Russia has fallen to a level not seen since the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991.“It is time to end the downward spiral of freedoms in Russia,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “This Universal Periodic Review must be used to press Russia to overhaul all laws that unduly restrict press freedom, stop harassing independent media and the Internet, immediately free imprisoned journalists and bloggers and end impunity for violence against journalists.”The harassment of journalists has intensified in tandem with a growing atmosphere of hate and paranoia fuelled by the war in Ukraine and by Russia’s increasing isolation. The state-controlled national TV channels project a new patriotic, neo-conservative discourse deliberately infused with conspiracy theory. Independent media that continue remarkably to do their job are confined to an ever-narrower niche. As soon as they manage to reach a significant public, they are quickly curbed, as shown when the editors were fired at Lenta.ru and RBC, and cable TV operators dropped Dozhd TV. Chechnya and Crimea, which was annexed in 2014, have become media no-go zones where, with the Kremlin’s blessing, no pluralism survives.As described in RSF’s submission, the many draconian laws adopted since 2012 have reduced the space for free speech, criminalized civil society, undermined the economic bases of independent media outlets and reined in the Internet. More and more people are being jailed for comments they post on online social networks or even just for “likes.” Regardless of the massive collateral damage, Moscow is persisting in its blocking of the encrypted messaging app Telegram.According to RSF’s tally, at least seven journalists and bloggers are currently detained in Russia in connection with their reporting, more than at any time since 1991. They include the investigative reporter Alexander Sokolov, the Kaliningrad newspaper editor Igor Rudnikov and the Chechnya-based correspondent Zhalaudi Geriyev.Those who physically attack or murder journalists almost always go unpunished. At least 34 media professionals have been killed in connection with their reporting in Russia since 2000. In most cases, the investigations drew a blank and the instigators were never identified. Recent cases include investigative reporter Nikolai Andrushchenko’s murder in April 2017 and an attack on a group of journalists and human rights defenders travelling together in Ingushetia in March 2016.Read RSF’s contributionRussia is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts News RSF_en Organisation May 21, 2021 Find out more News RussiaEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldReports and statisticsInternational bodies CorruptionJudicial harassmentEconomic pressureImprisonedFreedom of expressionUnited NationsInternet RussiaEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldReports and statisticsInternational bodies CorruptionJudicial harassmentEconomic pressureImprisonedFreedom of expressionUnited NationsInternet Help by sharing this information Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing June 2, 2021 Find out more Related documents upr_russia_rsf.pdfPDF – 104.46 KB last_img read more

first_imgNewsCommunityLittering is a ‘slap in the face’ to Team Limerick Clean-upBy Staff Reporter – July 5, 2018 1749 Email TAGScouncilJP McManusTeam Limerick CleanupTLC Facebook JP McManus’ legendary Istabraq to be honoured on Laochra na Rásáiochta Twitter Linkedin Previous articleTroy to benefit from €200 million movie action planNext articleMind the windows Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Team Limerick Clean-Up 6 registration form live for individuals WhatsAppcenter_img Seven winners overall for JP as he takes Leading Owner award at Cheltenham RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick stands tall for TLC4! Paul O’Connell and JP McManus pictured with Stumbles the Clown, Miss Peggy and Mr. Gusto at The People’s Park as part of Team Limerick Clean Up 4, which took place around the county on Good Friday. A record 18,500 volunteers took park in the fourth edition of Ireland’s largest one-day clean up, across hundreds of locations in Limerick. Picture: Alan PlaceCOUNCILLORS described littering across the city and county as a “slap in the face” to the 10,000 people that participated in the hugely successful Team Limerick Clean-Up this year.Fifty-three litter louts were prosecuted by Limerick City and County Council in 2017. Eleven of these were in the Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District, with 25 prosecutions currently in progress this year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Fine Gael councillor Adam Teskey believes there should be jail sentences for offenders and suggested CCTV cameras could help solve the issue.“You can buy a camera for €300 on eBay and put it up in a tree,” he suggested.It was explained to him that you could not put CCTV cameras everywhere, and that offenders simply move to a new location once cameras are put in place.Independent councillor Richard O’Donoghue felt that every householder should be held accountable to show where there refuse is going.Mayor Stephen Keary praised the work done by the JP McManus Great Limerick Clean-Up in the last four years but felt there needed to be a change in legislation to see tougher measures enforced.“The day after the Great Limerick Clean-Up on Easter Saturday the hooligans are back to the takeaway and the supermarket. It is despairing stuff,” he added.Fianna Fail councillor Kevin Sheahan also felt that littering was a serious issue and proposed that the council look into purchasing up to a dozen machines for recycling trays of cans.“We are being critical of the public’s behaviour. Ocean’s are being destroyed by plastics and whole families of whales are being killed,” he declared.by Tom [email protected] 2021 JP McManus Pro-Am postponed for one year Print Limerick Post Show | April 10, 2020 Cheltenham Day 2 belongs to JP McManus with Four victorieslast_img read more

first_imgplein air painterAre you ready for fall foliage, cooler temperatures, and pumpkin spice? We are, and we’d like to get you involved! Check out some of our upcoming fall programmings at our state historic sites.See Plein air painters in action at T.C. Steele State Historic Site, and create your own art at the 31st annual Great Outdoor Art Contest. Get outside in Nashville.Join a naturalist at Limberlost State Historic Site for a nighttime hike of the Loblolly Marsh. Twilight adventure in Geneva.Mark your calendar for the first weekend in October as Whitewater Canal State Historic Site hosts their signature Canal Days festival. Metamora here we come!Experience the elegance of days gone by at a special Autumn Tea at Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site with savory snacks, sweet treats and a variety of teas, plus a guided tour of Gene’s cabin and formal gardens. Tea time in Rome City. Beer Pretzels & PolkaGuten Tag! Join us Sept. 20 for Beer, Pretzels, and Polka at New Harmony State Historic Site. Enjoy a beer garden offering local craft beers, see the historic Thrall’s Opera House where a soft pretzel bar with all the fixings awaits, and show off your best dance moves to live polka music. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Get tickets. Sensory Friendly Time at the MuseumSept. 10Indiana State MuseumMember price: FreeLearn moreSmall Wonders: Using Your SensesSept. 11 & 14Indiana State MuseumMember price: $9Learn moreMagic at the MansionSept. 13Culbertson Mansion State Historic SiteMember price: FreeLearn moreYoung Explorers: Abstract ArtSept. 14Indiana State MuseumMember price: $10Learn moreWhen Indiana Was YoungSept. 14Vincennes State Historic SiteMember price: FreeLearn more Do You Have What it Takes to be a Maze Master?A•MAZE•D: The Puzzling World of Dave Phillips is now open at the Indiana State Museum and is designed to get you moving! Kids and adults alike can jump from dot-to-dot in Hop Dots and maneuver their way through the twists and turns of a giant, walk-through cardboard maze. Discover the history of mazes and labyrinths and see original maze art. Throughout the experience, you’ll sharpen your logic and problem-solving skills to become a true maze master!Learn more Lantern Do Halloween ghosts come out early at your house? If you’re looking to get a jump start on the spooky season, we’ve got just the September events for you.Sept. 10: Quirky Queries: Ghost Hunting 101, Indiana State MuseumStarting Sept. 14: Ghost Walks, Lanier MansionStarting Sept. 27: Literally, A Haunted House, Culbertson MansionSee our full calendar and plan now for more fall adventures. Camp picKeep your student exploring over fall and winter breaks with a seat in the Indiana State Museum’s school break camps! Choose from camp topics including creepy crawlers, inventions that move, the science of slime, autumn adventures and others. New experiences are offered daily. Camps are for kindergarten through sixth-grade students. Go camping! UPCOMING STATEWIDE EVENTS AMAZED header Smithsonian Museum DaySept. 21All 12 statewide locationsFREE to anyone with a downloaded ticket!Learn moreThe Four Winds Native American ShowSept. 21Angel Mounds State Historic SiteMember price: $9Learn moreNEW! Toddler Time: Exploring RainbowsSept. 26Indiana State MuseumMember price: $8Learn moreHistoric Tavern CrawlSept. 28Corydon Capitol State Historic SiteMember price: $15Learn moreHoosier Folk: When City Dwellers Discovered Rural Brown CountySept. 29T.C. Steele State Historic SiteMember price: FreeLearn more FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more