Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says News June 3, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the frequency with which the Obama administration has reacted to leaks by bringing prosecutions under the 1917 Espionage Act.Six whistleblowers have been prosecuted under this law since President Obama’s inauguration in 2009. Previously, the Espionage Act had only been used three times in response to leaks: in 1973 (for the high-profile Pentagon Papers case during the Vietnam War), in 1985 and in 2005.These witchhunts violate the principles of the First Amendment by directly impacting on the work of journalists, who are suspected of endangering the country’s security when in fact they are just doing what their job requires them to do.“Today, President Obama said he did not believe journalists should be prosecuted for doing their job,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But there is still a complete contradiction between wanting to promote a federal shield law protecting the confidentiality of sources, which we fully support, and this conspiracy paranoia that makes the federal authorities spy on journalists in order to identify their sources.”Four of the six cases against whistleblowers were initiated in 2010, most notably against Private Bradley Manning. The most recent prosecution, initiated in 2012, resulted in former CIA officer John Kiriakou being sentenced to 30 months in prison on 25 January for revealing details about the methods used by the agency to interrogate terrorism suspects.“The U.S. public has a right to known how federal employees behave in situations in which respect for human rights is an issue,” Reporters Without Borders added.Just days after the reports about the seizure of Associated Press phone records, the Washington Post revealed on 20 May that Fox News’ chief Washington correspondent James Rosen had been investigated in an “espionage” case.The newspaper reported that the FBI obtained Rosen’s phone records, got access to his email and even extracted information about his movements from this State Department security badge in order to trace the source of a leak.Without being formally charged, Rosen was named as possible “co-conspirator” in a 2010 case against State Department security adviser Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, who is accused of leaking a classified report predicting that North Korea would respond to UN sanctions by testing a nuclear bomb. Receive email alerts WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists April 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Help by sharing this information to go further United StatesAmericas Follow the news on United States News May 22, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Freedom of information threatened by abuse of Espionage Act NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas
NBA-China tweet to affect Clippers vs Mavericks pre-season matchNBA-China tweet to affect Clippers vs Mavericks pre-season match
COMMENT FOLLOW US 10 months ago NBA: Lakers romp to victory over Warriors in pre-season clash First Published: 17th October, 2019 12:46 IST Last Updated: 17th October, 2019 12:46 IST NBA-China Tweet To Affect Clippers Vs Mavericks Pre-season Match NBA News: Daryl Morey’s tweet which sparked the fire for NBA-China affairs, now set to affect Clippers vs Mavericks game as protesters gather around Roger Arena 10 months ago Donald Trump criticizes top NBA coaches amid China controversy The story so farAs mentioned above, Morey, who posted a tweet supporting the protesters in Hong Kong, has displeased the Chinese consortiums. Although the league later reiterated, that Morey speaks only for him and not the league, it supports freedom of speech. The Chinese media has not taken kindly to this as the media and various kit manufacturers have backed out from their sponsorship deals. Chinese state-run broadcast network CCTV cancelled their broadcasts of both the games between Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, this week. The network also stated it would investigate all cooperation and exchanges with the NBA. When the first Lakers-Nets game tipped off on Tuesday, there were no sponsors to be seen around the games. The floors were even re-finished to remove brand logos that had originally been painted onto the floor. The league currently has a reported $1.5 billion streaming deal with Chinese media company Tencent also the NBA is the number one followed league in China online, clocking 2.9 billion video views during the play-offs last season. There is a serious fear among the NBA players and officials alike, that major financial windfall can occur citing this controversy.Also read | Dream11: Warriors Vs LA Lakers Preview And Predicted Line-upsThe Game to be affectedThe pre-season game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Dallas Mavericks which is set to take place in the Roger Arena Vancouver is set to see a host of protesters having two different agendas. One set, in support of democracy in Hong Kong, while the other being the fans of the now-defunct Vancouver Grizzlies, who’ll be rallying in demand of bringing back the Grizzlies to the city. One of the protest organiser Alex Heber reportedly stating ‘they’d like to test the NBA’s stance on freedom of speech’.Also read | Column: Clumsy Words Tarnish The LeBron BrandAlso read | After Record World Medal Haul, Simone Biles A Face Of 2020 Olympics Sujay Chakraborty WE RECOMMEND Written By 11 months ago NBA issues statement of regret after Rockets owner’s anti-China tweet LIVE TV 10 months ago LeBron James says Morey was ‘poorly informed’ on NBA-China dispute Houston Rockets’ General Manager Daryl Morey recently posted a tweet; now deleted, in support of freedom for Hong Kong. This has sparked a major controversy, which started as a Rockets vs China, quickly turning into an NBA vs China affair.Also read | Dream11: HOU Vs SAS Team News, Line-ups And Game Predictions WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago Dream11: HOU vs SAS team news, line-ups and game predictions
Countdown to the Kansas Wheat Festival Daily Bulletin: Thursday, June 26Countdown to the Kansas Wheat Festival Daily Bulletin: Thursday, June 26
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” As part of a promotional campaign Sumner Newscow and the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce will be promoting a daily bulletin or (tidbit) everyday for the next week (excluding Sunday) before the start of the 2014 Kansas Wheat Festival running on July 9-13. Â The daily bulletin will give information about upcoming events and deadlines people need to remember for a specific event.
Four Finalists to be Selected in Town and Country’s Free Roof…Four Finalists to be Selected in Town and Country’s Free Roof…
Submitted by Town and Country RoofingAfter nearly 3 months of accepting nominees, Town & Country Roofing is getting ready to start the process of narrowing down the nominations to four finalists in the Town & Country Roofing’s 1st annual No Roof Left Behind TM community program.“We are so excited about all the deserving nominees we’ve had this year, but it makes selecting the finalists that much more difficult. The stories really tug at our heartstrings,” says Ron Shincke, Owner of Town & Country Roofing. “Once we narrow it down to the four finalists, the community can come cast their votes. Ultimately it’s up to the public.” Voting will Start February 3, 2014 online, where people can read the stories and vote!“So many hardworking people just can’t squeeze another dime out of the household budget, let alone a new roof. We saw a roof giveaway as the best way to help out. We’ve had some great local companies offer their support as well. And we’re thrilled by that Rebuilding Together Thurston County (RTTC) and Mixx 96.1 KXXO for donating their times and efforts to make sure the word reached as many people as possible.. We are really pleased to have partners in our effort to give back.”Other local businesses are invited to show their community appreciation as well. “We think it’s a great way to rally the community together,” offers Ron Shincke “That’s why we’re inviting other neighborhood businesses to show support by way of donations. You don’t have to swing a hammer or even get dirty to help out,” Ron Shincke continues. “Just give us a call and we’ll find a place for you.”For more information about Town & Country Roofing Inc, their No Roof Left Behind program and interviews with Ron Shincke, please call 360-704-7663 or visit their website. You can also visit the No Roof Left Behind website here to read the nominee’s stories and vote online. Facebook6Tweet0Pin0