RSF’s decries journalist’s expulsion from Indonesia’s Papua region

first_img Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years IndonesiaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentArmed conflicts to go further News News Receive email alerts November 19, 2020 Find out more An Australian journalist based in Jakarta since 2006, the BBC’s Rebecca Henschke got a special permit to visit Papua with a crew to cover a military aid operation, but was arrested and expelled, shortly after arriving, on the grounds that she had “hurt the feelings” of soldiers in a tweet.Accompanied by a photo of foodstuffs, the offending tweet said: “This is the aid coming in for severely malnourished children in Papua – instant noodles, super sweet soft drinks and biscuits.”Henschke was one of several foreign journalists allowed to go to Papua to cover the military operation, aimed at relieving a malnutrition crisis exacerbated by a measles epidemic that has killed more than 70 children. Foreign journalists are not usually let into Papua, an impoverished region where separatist movements are active.“It is intolerable that foreign reporters are still banned from Papua,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “All Rebecca Henschke did was send a photo taken in the field. This arbitrary decision by the Indonesian military gives the impression that they are acting as a state within the state, especially with regard to Papua. August 21, 2020 Find out more On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia After the BBC’s Indonesia editor was expelled from the country’s easternmost Papua region last weekend over a tweet, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) again urges the Indonesian authorities to allow journalists to report freely in the troubled region, which continues to be an information black hole. IndonesiaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentArmed conflicts center_img News News Follow the news on Indonesia “Must we remind President Joko Widodo of his promise to open up the region to the media? If he wants to maintain a minimum of credibility, he must give some clear evidence that he is doing this.”In his search for a strategy for restoring peace in Papua, the president (also known as “Jokowi”) said in 2015 that he would review the restrictions that in practice prevent journalists from visiting Papua. But, three years later, the media’s ability to work there seems to depend as much as ever on military approval.Defending Henschke’s expulsion, a military spokesman in Papua said her photo showed commercial food products, not the supplies brought by the military. Henschke later deleted her original tweet and posted another saying: “Adding important NOTE: Other sources say this is NOT aid but normal supplies. Huge relief effort underway here.” Help by sharing this information An Indonesian soldier feeds a malnourished child in Papua. Henschke was one of several journalists allowed to go to Papua to cover the military operation (photos : Bay Ismoyo / AFP). August 12, 2020 Find out more Because of the serious media freedom violations in its two easternmost provinces, Papua and West Papua, Indonesia is still ranked no higher than 124th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en February 6, 2018 RSF’s decries journalist’s expulsion from Indonesia’s Papua region Organisation last_img read more

Black Lives Matter Leader Found Guilty of ‘Lynching’

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Community News A tearful Jasmine Richards, leader of Black Lives Matter Pasadena, was found guilty by a jury this morning of Attempting to Unlawfully Remove a Suspect from Police Custody, a felony. She is the first African-American to ever be convicted of the charge in the U.S.Richards was also convicted of violating probation by being charged with a misdemeanor in an unrelated case while out on bail, and was immediately taken into custody by Sheriffs’ deputies.Sentencing was set for Tuesday, June 7, at 8:30 a.m. Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week latest #1 Black Lives Matter Leader Found Guilty of ‘Lynching’ By EDDIE RIVERA, Community Editor Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | 11:35 am Top of the News center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Health Minister wants Ireland ‘smoke free’ by 2025

first_imgNews Twitter Pinterest Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleNo final budget figures yet, says TaoiseachNext articleMary Harte, wife of Senator Jimmy Harte, looking to run in local elections News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Health Minister wants Ireland ‘smoke free’ by 2025 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – October 3, 2013 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry New proposals aimed at making Ireland smoke free in the next 12 years have been announced.The plan by the Department of Health includes measures to ban smoking in many public areas like playgrounds and college campuses.And it aims to cut smoking rates from 22 percent to five per cent by 2025.The Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan says there are specific targets in mind under the proposals.”There’s still some work that has to be done in terms of action planning – but the details of the 63 actions that relate to legislation, that relate to fiscal measures, that relate to a continued emphasis on our brief interventions, working with people in terms of health promotion – it isn’t always about new money” he said.”It’s about how intelligently we already use the money we’re already spending – significant amounts of money – on health promotion activities and other activities of that kind, to make sure that it’s directed towards that target” he added. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more