Call for protests against return to censorship

first_img June 1, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for protests against return to censorship Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today announced its support for the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists’ plan to oppose a return to censorship after yesterday’s government announcement of new restrictions on press freedom, above all a ban on live broadcast coverage of outdoor events.”This arbitrary decision is a new stage in the move back to the sinister times of state censorship,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hope that, with the support of the public and international community, the protests of Pakistan’s journalists will make the government back down. We were the first to hail the creation of privately-owned TV stations. But it is not by gagging them that President Pervez Musharraf will solve the current political crisis.”Information minister Mohammad Ali Durrani announced at a news conference yesterday that the federal government had decided to impose new restrictions on the media and warned them not to cross the “legal limits.” He said the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) would be in charge of ensuring that TV stations respect the ban on live coverage of outdoor events without prior permission.Clearly very irritated by the extensive live coverage of a recent seminar in which the deposed supreme court president took part, Durrani said: “The armed forces of Pakistan have embraced martyrdom whenever the country faced any threat… We cannot, therefore, let the defenders of our frontiers be maligned and defamed.”At the same time that Durrani was giving his news conference, a military intelligence agency, the ISPR, issued a release to the media confirming the restrictions.Cable and satellite TV operators subsequently stopped carrying the privately-owned television stations ARY Digital and Aaj TV. ARY Digital representative Mohsin Raza told Reporters Without Borders that the government claimed to be unaware of this. “And when we call the cable operators, they tell us that it was the government that asked them to do this.”A representative of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists told Reporters Without Borders that his union intended to call a one-day strike.Gen. Musharraf’s government has been confronted by an unprecedented wave of opposition since the supreme court president’s dismissal on 9 March. The privately-owned broadcast media have been giving extensive coverage to anti-government demonstrations by lawyers and others. RSF_en to go further PakistanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information News January 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img Follow the news on Pakistan PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists April 21, 2021 Find out more News Newslast_img read more

South Main Street To Be Closed For Paving

first_imgImage by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.JAMESTOWN — South Main Street will be closed for paving work this coming Wednesday.The Jamestown Department of Public Works has announced starting 5 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, South Main Street will be closed to traffic for most of the day. South Main Street is anticipated to open by late Wednesday afternoon.Motorists should use alternate routes and expect delays. On Thursday, Sept. 17, motorists should expect delays while the Traffic Department puts striping down. For additional information, contact the DPW Office at (716) 483-7545. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BREAKING: Manhunt for Pisgah Fugitive Comes to an End

first_imgA North Carolina fugitive named Phillip Stroupe II, who was accused of stealing a mountain bike at gunpoint before leading authorities on a 6-day manhunt that closed parts of Pisgah National Forest in Western North Carolina, has finally been apprehended.The search ended around 1:30 A.M. this morning when Stroupe was picked up by a joint task force that included the FBI and the U.S. Marshals along with local law enforcement about an hour and fifteen minutes northeast of where the search began.When Stroupe was spotted by police in the Marion area, he was driving a silver Honda Ridgeline belonging to 68-year-old Thomas Bryson. Bryson, who lives in the South Mills River area where Stroupe was reportedly seen during the manhunt, was reported missing yesterday morning around 8:30 A.M. According to WLOS, Bryson is still missing and his disappearance is being investigated as a possible kidnapping by Stroupe.Learn more about the manhunt here.last_img read more

3 ways to help your members (and prevent delinquency) before they know they need it

first_imgWith many credit unions closing their lobbies and opting for drive-thru transactions and electronic servicing to practice safe social distancing, remember that this is a great opportunity to deepen relationships and increase member loyalty through proactive advising and empathy.  Many members are facing uncertainty with work, finances, and health. Now is the time they need an advisor or financial mentor the most. Being proactive with calling efforts to reach members before their financial bump becomes a financial hurdle can pay dividends not just for the member but for the credit union.Below are some tips on providing next-level member service and how it can positively impact your financial outlook for 2020.Email Messaging. Many members will be looking at hurdles or financial struggles in the coming months. One of the worst things that can happen is feeling helpless or alone through trying times. Craft a message to your members expressing the desire to help them through these tough times with empathy and no judgement. Give them viable methods to reach out to your team to discuss their unique financial situation and options they can consider to be best for them. The majority of your membership want to make good, on-time payments and the worst thing that can happen is for them to try to manage their credit, bills, and obligations without an understanding of what the best path is through burdens outside their control. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more