RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections

first_imgNews The Ivorian authorities   Côte d’IvoireAfrica Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceEvents EnvironmentImpunityInternetCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionPhotoreportageJudicial harassmentViolence Several foreign correspondents were the targets of threats on social media during an opposition rally in Abidjan on 11 October. Opposition party leaders went so far as to call for physical attacks again journalists. Organisation Receive email alerts Reports After more protests in recent days by the opposition, which insists that it is unconstitutional for President Alassane Ouattara to seek a third term, RSF is very concerned about the tension and threats to press coverage of the elections from both police and protesters. to go further Deutsche Welle’s Côte d’Ivoire correspondent, Julien Adayé, was roughed up by police in the north Abidjan suburb of Abobo in August while covering an opposition protest disputing the constitutionality of Ouattara’s candidacy. In July, Afriksoir news website editor André Sylver Konan and Abidjan.net reporter Félix Diby Boni were threatened and verbally attacked by politicians over their coverage of protests and political rallies. Ensure respect for press freedom and the freedom to inform before, during and after the elections; Endeavour to protect and secure journalists against all forms of violence, harassment, discrimination, unfair prosecutions and all other attempts to prevent them from carrying out their duties or undermine their ability to do so in accordance with international norms, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights; Put a stop to unjustified arrests and punishments of journalists; Refrain from public threats and smear campaigns against journalists and condemn any such threats or campaigns; Respect the state’s obligations under national and international law as regards press freedom and protecting journalists, media pluralism and media independence; Conduct impartial and independent investigations in order to identify and prosecute those responsible for crimes of violence against journalists; Order provincial governors to refrain from any threats or verbal violence against journalists and ensure that the security forces do not commit any further acts of physical violence against them: Put a stop to arbitrary closures of media outlets, abusive criminal proceedings against journalists and all other forms of harassment and pressure on journalists;  Ensure that the Internet, including social media and other digital communication platforms, remains open, accessible and secured throughout the country before, during and after the elections; Ensure respect for all legal provisions guaranteeing access to information held by the state. Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire The media: RSF_en @RSF_Inter Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives October 16, 2020 Find out more Archives @AFP center_img The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Côte d’IvoireAfrica Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceEvents EnvironmentImpunityInternetCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionPhotoreportageJudicial harassmentViolence Respect the principles of journalists’ rights and duties; Ensure that events are covered in an ethical manner and without inciting hatred, especially during news broadcasts; Act professionally during interviews and when moderating debates, and not give voice to those who spread hatred against religious and ethnic communities.  Candidates  October 29, 2020 – Updated on November 2, 2020 RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Côte d’Ivoire is ranked 68th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. To protect journalists’ physical safety and to ensure respect for press freedom, RSF recommends that: News Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election November 27, 2020 Find out more On the eve of a presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire on 31 October and amid many threats to journalists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is publishing its recommendations for making it easier and safer for journalists covering the elections in the field. Do not obstruct the work of journalists, cause them physical harm or damage their equipment; Facilitate journalists’ access to demonstrations and allow them to take photos and shoot video, in the knowledge that participation in a public event entails the possibility of being photographed or filmed. News Help by sharing this information June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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2021-06-12

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House Subcommittee to Hold ‘Dodd-Frank Act and Regulatory Overreach’ Hearing

first_img House Subcommittee to Hold ‘Dodd-Frank Act and Regulatory Overreach’ Hearing May 7, 2015 1,155 Views Previous: Former FDIC Chair Chosen as President of Private Maryland College Next: Survey: Consumers Generally Positive But Still Cautious Toward Housing Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago CFPB Dodd-Frank House Financial Services Committee Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Regulatory Overreach 2015-05-07 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save Subscribe Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB Dodd-Frank House Financial Services Committee Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Regulatory Overreachcenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / House Subcommittee to Hold ‘Dodd-Frank Act and Regulatory Overreach’ Hearing Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago A House Financial Services Subcommittee hearing titled “The Dodd-Frank Act and Regulatory Overreach” is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13.The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will convene on that day to discuss the controversial piece of legislation, which was enacted in 2010 in response to the financial crisis.The Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, Representative Sean Duffy (R-Wisconsin), has been an outspoken critic of Dodd-Frank. In 2011, one year after its passage, Duffy told the Washington Times that the full name of the act – the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act – is “misleading” because it “stimulated nothing but more government debt” and “fails to actually reform Wall Street or protect consumers,” citing the cost in both labor hours and money as evidence that he believed the pendulum had swung too far the other way.Representative Al Green (D-Texas), Ranking Member of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, defended Dodd-Frank in 2013 by saying that “With reference to Dodd-Frank, Dodd-Frank provides a better way. Prior to Dodd-Frank, we had in essence two means by which we could deal with a systemic crisis – a crisis that involved exigent circumstances. These two ways were one, bankruptcy. Bankruptcy works, but it did not work for Lehman (the investment firm that filed for bankruptcy in 2008, the largest filing in the nation’s history); and two, bailouts. Bailouts are not the preferred choice because the public thinks somehow, and I agree, tax dollars ought not be utilized to bail out these large institutions.”Duffy has also made repeated attempts to reform the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which was created in 2011 out of the passage of Dodd Frank. Last month, a Duffy-sponsored bill passed by a 401 to 2 vote in the House. H.R. 1265, known as the Bureau Advisory Commission Transparency Act,  calls for each advisory committee and subcommittee of the CFPB to be subject to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, making the proceedings of those committees open to the public.Other Duffy-sponsored legislation attempting to reform the CFPB is currently pending. Duffy introduced several other bills in early March as part of a comprehensive reform proposal. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honealast_img read more

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2021-05-31

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This Daisy Hill home is a tranquil family retreat

first_img130 Daisy Hill Road, Daisy Hill.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020He said it was the perfect location because the children could walk down the road to school at John Paul College every day.“From the time that they went there, they didn’t need to be accompanied,” Mr Bradley said.While the home is nestled in suburbia, Mr Bradley said the surrounding trees made it feel like it was in the country. 130 Daisy Hill Road, Daisy Hill.“It was a pretty extensive renovation,” he said.“When we got there, it really wasn’t a very attractive house.“At the time, we picked it because we moved up from Victoria and we essentially went suburb hunting – the most important thing was what school the kids were going to go to.” 130 Daisy Hill Road, Daisy Hill.“I’d say the upstairs living room and the upstairs deck is my favourite area,” Mr Bradley said.“You can have a drink in the late afternoon and watch the setting sun.” 130 Daisy Hill Road, Daisy Hill.“To me, that’s probably it’s selling point – (it) feels really private,” Mr Bradley said.He said it was close to Daisy Hill Forest and Koala Reserve so it was a peaceful area to live.“I’ve got views of nothing but trees,” Mr Bradley said.“It’s almost like a botanic gardens.”The outdoor deck and private balcony were what he loved most about the home because he could enjoy the tranquillity that the bushland offered. 130 Daisy Hill Road, Daisy Hill.RENOVATIONS have transformed this family home at Daisy Hill into a modern country-style retreat.The four bedroom house at 130 Daisy Hill Rd was once much smaller.That was until owner John Bradley bought the property about 15 years ago and added the deck before a second storey was built.With three children, Mr Bradley said more space was a must.last_img read more

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2020-10-06

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Dodgers delight L.A. in World Series Game 1 victory

first_img WATCH: Justin Turner blasts 2-run HR to give Dodgers Game 1 lead Even when they ran out of the towels, the guy who perhaps could have fixed the issue was unaware of the issue. Walter shook a few more hands and headed out of the party with a single security guard, headed toward seats near more recognizable luminaries like Magic Johnson and Tommy Lasorda near the Dodgers dugout.“I’m nervous,” admitted Walter, wearing a photo ID card around his neck that referred to him as a “Club Official,” when stopped for a comment.Really?“Of course,” he added. “Once we start, I’ll be fine. It’s really fulfilling to see the fans who’ve been with us the last five years get excited that we’re at this point, and rightfully so.” It’s not as if Mark Walter was invisible.But for almost a full hour Tuesday afternoon, as fans excitedly made their way through the Dodger Stadium entrance at the left field loge level, the Dodgers chairman and controlling owner might as well not even been standing right there to at least get a gawky wave or shout of thanks.Those who bit the bullet and committed hundreds if not thousands of dollars for tickets to witness the Dodgers’ eventual 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the 2017 World Series appeared to be far more focused on what was in front of them — getting their hands on a free blue towel with a gold replica of the championship trophy. Just a few feet away was the man who put up a majority of the cold, hard cash to make this day happen.“We made it!” one shouted after getting cleared through security and having his ticket scanned — no counterfeit here. Everything seemed right on this day. Even if it was 103 degrees at the first pitch, those who did get a hold of a towel could wave it around to try to stir up a breeze. Enough time and money had already been spent at every souvenir stand where a $44 blue L.A. cap with a white World Series patch sewn into the side seemed reasonably priced. So what was another $5 for a bottled water?By the time Rachel Robinson, the 95-year-old widow of Dodgers legend Jackie Robinson, threw out the first pitch, and Joc Pederson’s brother, Champ, yelled out that it was “time for Dodger baseball,” and George Lopez and Rob Lowe climbed up on the dugouts to wave giant Dodgers flags, those 54,253 who filled the stadium didn’t need any prompting into the “Let’s Go Dodgers” chant.The rightful roar that erupted after Clayton Kershaw struck out George Springer to start the game, or when Chris Taylor hit the first pitch that a Dodgers player saw into the left-field pavilion for a 1-0 lead, couldn’t be manufactured even by Hollywood.Video: Recap & analysis of Dodgers Game 1 victoryIt was 1988 redux, but with souped-up center field speakers that could handle the extra bass, more bone rattling and celebrity fortified. What fans could do now that they couldn’t in 1988 — take selfies and hold their smart phones on facetime and show friends and family what they were missing — made everyone feel involved.Lady Gaga and Dustin Hoffman got the polite applause. But the authentic outburst came before the bottom of the sixth inning when Vin and Sandi Scully were shown on the screen. The retired Dodgers broadcaster put his hands together in a prayerful response.Just in time, Justin Turner cleared the left-field fence for a two-run homer and went through a gauntlet of backslapping in the Dodgers dugout after producing a 3-1 lead that would be all Kershaw needed as he whipped through seven impressive innings before giving way to the bullpen. The season-long script didn’t need any rewrite.As temps finally dipped to 99 degrees at 6 p.m., and stadium organist Dieter Ruehle deviated from playing “Heatwave” to a clever rendition of “99 Luftballons,” very few took the risk of missing another pitch, staying wedged in their seats.Some in this crowd may be more conditioned into spending outrageous fortunes on tickets to the Pantages for the latest run of “Hamilton.” But the history playing out in front of them on an otherwise sticky Tuesday October evening was the real deal.When Kenley Jansen knocked down the save and secure the victory, the thermometer dipped to 91 degrees, a tick below a typical Jansen’s fastball. Right now, things are just heating up. Photos: Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Houston Astros Game 1 of the 2017 World Series “Twenty nine years!” another barked before taking the towel, snapping his friend, and then starting into a sprint as if he was a kid who just entered Disneyland for the first time and wanted to see the Matterhorn.Related Articles Meet the babies and pets who should be crowned the Dodgers’ cutest World Series fans Clayton Kershaw strikes out 11 as Dodgers win World Series opener Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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2020-08-26

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