New law a threat to journalists’ rights

first_imgNews Article 2 says that “to work as a journalist it is necessary to have a degree in journalism, or social communication or equivalent from a Venezuelan university (…), to be registered at the Venezuelan National Association of Journalists (CNP) and the Journalists Welfare Institute (IPSP)”. Organisation August 25, 2020 Find out more to go further New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets January 13, 2021 Find out more July 30, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New law a threat to journalists’ rights Paragraph 2 of Article 3 distinguishes between written press and broadcast journalism. “Photographers can work even if they are not members of the national association of journalists.” Article 7 says “managers and foreign correspondents of international press agencies, foreign publications and foreign radio and TV can be members of the National Association of Journalists”.Article 39 lays down a prison term of three to six months to anyone working illegally as a journalist.The law regulating a journalists’ worked was promulgated on 22 December 1994. Venezuela’s Supreme Court on 27 July 2004 rejected an appeal against several articles from the Venezuelan press proprietors’ organisation (BPV).The Supreme Court ruled that the law on the exercise of journalistic work was compatible with Article 82 of the 1961 Constitution and with Article 105 of the 1999 Constitution, that clarifies the fact that the law determines working conditions and the organisation of certain professions.The BPV, by contrast, contends that a journalists’ work is not limited to applying basic technical competence, but is linked primarily to freedom of expression and cannot be dependent on compulsory registration in an official association.The BPV said in particular that “the law infringes Article 13 of the American Convention on Human Rights (San José pact) signed by Venezuela in 1977. The proprietors’ organisation also pointed out that the “inter-American Human Rights Court put out consultative opinion number 5 on 13 November 1985 that compulsory registration with an official body as a requirement of access to free expression is incompatible with Article 13 of the American Convention on Human Rights.”In a text adopted in January 2000, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression clearly established that, imprisonment as punishment for the peaceful expression of an opinion constitutes a serious violation of human rights.” Reporters Without Borders has protested against a new law passed on 27 July 2004 by Venezuela’s supreme court which it says contains measures that pose a threat to press freedom. Help by sharing this information Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives VenezuelaAmericas News Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela News VenezuelaAmericas Reporters Without Borders has protested against a new law passed by Venezuela’s supreme court which it says contains measures that pose a threat to press freedom.The new law, regulating the work of a journalist, ratified on 27 July 2004, provides for compulsory registration with the national journalism association, punishing illegal journalistic activity with prison sentences. Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Venezuela RSF_en June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Iranian hackers steal sensitive Oxford research

first_imgIranian hackers have stolen millions of sensitive documents from both Oxbridge universities in a targeted move at many universities worldwide.The hacked papers are then sold online through WhatsApp to customers in Iran for as little as £2, as part of a global campaign linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, according to The Times. The hackers, believed to be part of the Colbolt Dickens group operating out of Iran, have targeted 76 universities in 14 countries.A spokesperson for Oxford University told Cherwell: “The University is aware of the claims, but we have confidence in the robust information security measures already in place.”The hackers have been targeting unpublished research on sensitive topics including nuclear power, computer file encryption and cyber security, circumventing US sanctions on the sale of academic research to Iran.The scam creates duplicates of each university’s login page, so students and academics hand over their account name and password believing they are logging in to the actual university website.The discovery of the attacks by the IT company Secureworks comes just half a year after the US Department of Justice warned of Iranian hackers targeting universities.A former MI5 and GCHQ officer, Dave Palmer, told The Telegraph: “Universities should be worrying about it.”last_img read more

Bulldogs Battle Golden Bears On The Field

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs traveled to Shelbyville for an away game. A quick storm passed through delaying the start time. A few minutes into the first half Johnathan Lynch took a corner which was sent back wide for a second opportunity at a cross. This time the ball was lofted up over the keeper and Evan Vogelsang headed it into the net. On kick off the Golden Bears rushed forward took the ball wide and crossed in for a header. 13 minutes remaining in the half, Shelbyville scored their second goal. With 1 minute remaining, Shelbyville attacker dribbled through the middle defense and finished close to goal. First half ended 3-1. Second half the Bulldogs struggled to stay in the game. Nate Slavin saved a penalty kick in the second half. The Bulldogs had an opportunity for a penalty kick which was sent wide of the goal post. Midway through Michael Ripperger dribbled the ball down from wide and took a shot which was followed up for a goal by Johnathan Lynch. The Bears totaled 8 goals to the Bulldogs 2 in the end for a tough loss. Batesville struggled defensively to deal with the speed and skill from the attacking team.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Hartenman.The junior varsity Bulldogs faced off with the Shelbyville Golden Bears. The game was competitive, but ultimately the Golden Bears came away 3-2 victors. Batesville was on the scoreboard first however with just around 10 minutes gone by in the first half. Dillon Murray received the ball near the opponents goal box, played a give and go with Eli Pierson which led Murray through to goal, and then simply passed the ball into the corner of the goal from close range, giving the keeper no chance at stopping it. Only a few minutes later, with 21:58 remaining in the first half, the Golden Bears would equalize. A free kick was played into the box and the Batesville defense and keeper were unable to deal with it. The shelbyville player simply took a touch and passed into an empty net. Batesville would regain the lead minutes later with the clock reading 16:48 off of a corner kick taken by Cody Sims. The corner was played near post, flicked on by Dillon Murray, and finished off by Manav Patel who tapped the ball in off of the goal line to make the score 2-1. It wouldn’t take long for Shelbyville to even the score again as it became 2-2 with 11:34 remaining in the first half. The golden bears played a ball over the top of the Bulldogs defense for a breakaway and finished into the far post corner of the goal. The half would end 2-2. Injuries and illness struck the Bulldogs hard in the second half. Down to just 1 substitute in the second half, the Bulldogs continued to fight and leave it all on the pitch, but they just ran out of steam. With 26:52 a Shelbyville player was just afforded too much space near the edge of the box which enabled him to get his head up and score from a very nicely taken shot to the far post. The game would end 3-2 with Shelbyville as the victors.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Garrett Price.last_img read more

Dodgers to promote Kyle Garlick, Matt Beaty from Triple-A, place Kenta Maeda on IL

first_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start center_img Garlick will need to be selected to the Dodgers’ 40-man roster. The Dodgers have two vacancies, so no corresponding 40-man roster move will be required. None of these transactions are expected to become official until Friday.Pitcher Caleb Ferguson was officially reinstated from the 10-day IL on Thursday and will take Maeda’s place on the 25-man roster. The team optioned pitcher J.T. Chargois and catcher Rocky Gale to Triple-A Oklahoma City to make room for Beaty and Garlick.Ferguson missed the last 16 games with a strained oblique. The left-hander made two rehab appearances, one with advanced Class-A Rancho Cucamonga and one with Oklahoma City. He’s 0-1 with a 3.46 ERA in 14 games (one start) this season.Staff Writer Bill Plunkett contributed to this report.Related Articles The Dodgers are planning to recall utility player Matt Beaty and outfielder Kyle Garlick from Triple-A Oklahoma City prior to Friday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. It will be the second major-league call-up for Beaty and the first for Garlick, a 28th-round draft pick out of Cal Poly Pomona in 2015.In a corresponding move, pitcher Kenta Maeda will be placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to Thursday. Maeda hit a ball off his thigh in his final at-bat in Wednesday’s game against the San Diego Padres. Maeda completed his at-bat against Phil Maton, grounding out, then pitched to two more batters in the seventh inning.Beaty, 26, went 2 for 3 as a pinch-hitter in a three-game cameo with the Dodgers in San Francisco two weeks ago. He was hitting .299 in 28 games with Oklahoma City. A left-handed hitter, Beaty was added to the Dodgers’ 40-man roster last November.Garlick, 27, was hitting .280 with 10 home runs and 20 RBIs in 35 games at Triple-A. The former Chino Hills High standout bats right-handed, and was leading Oklahoma City with a 1.002 on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS). Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more