2006 laureate in the “media” category : Novaya Gazeta

first_img The bi-weekly Novaya Gazeta has earned a reputation for its investigations which regularly put the spotlight on corruption and authoritarianism in the Russian administration and report on the most sensitive issues in Russian society. This newspaper which is so critical of the government carried numerous reports by Anna Politkovskaya on Chechnya and Russian society. December 13, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 2006 laureate in the “media” category : Novaya Gazeta Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” June 2, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia The bi-weekly Novaya Gazeta has earned a reputation for its investigations which regularly put the spotlight on corruption and authoritarianism in the Russian administration and report on the most sensitive issues in Russian society. This newspaper which is so critical of the government carried numerous reports by Anna Politkovskaya on Chechnya and Russian society. Politkovskaya, who joined the paper in 1999, also probed cases of censorship assault on journalists.Novaya Gazeta has paid a high price for its stand. Two other journalistic staff have been murdered: journalist Igor Domnikov in 2000 and Yuri Shchekochikhin, editor and Duma member, in 2003.The founders of the “New Newspaper” set themselves the objective of being independent and extending their circulation throughout Russia. This has now been achieved; since Novaya Gazeta is distributed all over the country and its sales have reached around 500,000 copies, including regional editions. One of its goals is to step up its production from two to three issues a week. Novaya Gazeta was founded in April 1993 by journalists who formerly worked for Komsomolskaya Pravda. It launched its website version in 1996 (http://novayagazeta.ru). Novaya Gazeta is one of the flagships of the news press in a Russian media landscape made up mostly of state-run papers providing electoral and consumer news.The privately-owned newspaper in which the staff holds 51% of the shares, saw two political figures take over 49% of its capital in June 2006. They were the former Soviet president and originator of glasnost (openness), Mikhail Gorbachev, and Alexander Lebedev, wealthy businessman and member of the Duma.Novaya Gazeta is currently carrying out its own investigation into Anna Politkovskaya’s murder.A Russian press under ever greater controlEven if Russia cannot be compared to regimes which systematically ban independent media, press freedom is under serious threat. On one hand Russian society is beset by escalating violence which affects journalists. Twenty-one have been killed because of their work since Vladimir Putin was first elected president of the Russian Federation in March 2000. The vast majority of these cases have not been solved contributing to impunity for the murderers of journalists. The recent wave of killings of officials, businessmen and celebrities (murder of the government of the central bank, the Litvinenko case and so on..) illustrate this climate of violence. Three journalists have been killed in 2006: Ilia Zimin (NTV), Yevgeni Gerassimenko (Saratovski Rasklad) and Anna Politkovskaya (Novaya Gazeta). Elsewhere, news reporting is hampered by a lack of pluralism, particularly in the broadcast media. Russians who mostly get their news from the television have only two federal channels to chose from, both of which are controlled by the Kremlin: ORT and Rossia, watched in more than 98% of homes. Media purchases by state-controlled gas giant Gazprom, also give rise to concern since it is reportedly becoming the country’s biggest media group. It recently announced its aim of buying the country’s top-selling daily, Komsomolskaya Pravda, which boasts 2.1 million readers. The company already owns the leading private TV channel NTV, after which purchase the satirical programme the “Kukli” disappeared from the screen; the Izvestias and the radio Echos of Moscow. In the regions, the concentration of power has put the media under mounting pressure and journalists have fewer resources to fight this state of affairs. In 2002 and 2003, successive editors of the newspaper Togliattinskoye Obosrenie were murdered and in 2006, the weekly Permsky Obozrevatel (Perm Observer), the only independent newspaper in the Perm region in the Urals, suffered persecution from the local authorities. The situation in Chechnya remains dire. The Caucasus republic is a news black hole. The murder of Anna Politkovskaya only adds to this already serious situation, since she was one of very few journalists to regularly cover the conflict in Chechnya and its consequences.The other 2006 nominees in the “media” category were:1/ Democratic Voice of Burma, BurmaThe Norwegian-based radio Democratic Voice of Burma was founded in 1992 by a group of pro-democracy students who escaped the 1988 massacres. In 2005 it launched Burma’s first independent TV channel. Although DVB TV only broadcasts for two hours a week throughout Burmese territory, it infuriates the generals in Rangoon, who have been used to exercising tight control over news put out by the media.The radio broadcasts more than two hours of programmes daily and in seven ethnic minority languages and is one of very few news sources to escape the junta’s relentless advance censorship. 2/ Uthayan, Sri LankaThe highly popular Jaffna-based daily Uthayan has for nearly 20 years managed to keep a relatively independent editorial line despite the war in the north of Sri Lanka. At least five staff on the paper were killed in 2006, two of them murdered in a raid on its premises on the eve of World Press Freedom Day. In September, the printers of the Colombo edition was torched by unidentified attackers, while in Jaffna armed men have twice forced staff to print their press releases.The pro-government Tamil militia, responsible for most of the attacks, takes advantage of the passivity of the army which dislikes the daily. In the 1990s, the offices were the target of a military bombardment. 3/ An-Nahar, LebanonFounded on 4 August 1933, An-Nahar is Lebanon’s leading Arabic-language daily. The moderate and liberal paper is today seen as a publication of reference, read by the Lebanese intelligentsia as much as by students and company bosses. The recent Israeli-Lebanese conflict, which hit a number of media and left one journalist dead, spared An-Nahar. But the newspaper suffered sad losses in 2005, losing within a few months its editorialist and its publisher. Samir Kassir, editorialist on the daily for ten years, was killed by a car bomb explosion on 2 June 2005. News Receive email alerts to go further May 28, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 27, 2021 Find out more “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Help by sharing this information News Organisation RSF_en Follow the news on Belaruslast_img read more

Brazil ‘nuts’ at council’s time wasting

first_imgTwitter “UNEDIFYING,” was how Limerick businessman Tony Brazil, described goings-on at a meeting of the Transportation Committee at City Hall.Referring to earlier contretemps between Cllr Ger Fahy and Kieran Lehane, director of services for housing, which saw the latter leave the chamber, after an acrimonious exchange with Cllr Fahy, Mr Brazil said:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We, on this committee, are here to give advice, not to let people squabble. For me, as a business person, I am wasting my time listening to squabbling down here..“I appeal to all political groups that the work of the committees should reflect a way to drive the city forward. “Could it be possible to deal with the pothole problems and such like at the area meetings, which are private to the councillors,” asked Mr Brazil, who spent 14 years as director of Bord Failte, and was also chairman of Shannonside Tourism.Cllr Fahy, who chaired the meeting, told Mr Brazil that his comments were noted.With further pedestrianisation of a number of city centre streets on the way, a timely reminder was issued by Mr Brazil, owner of Limerick Travel, to City Hall, regarding the installation of water and electricity connections in the streets specified.“We should learn from Bedford Row and please take note that the water and electricity connections are installed in the middle of the roads, to cater for the possibility of markets – seasonal or weekend markets starting up on some of those streets”.Senior engineer, Vincent Murray, said there will be wide consultation with traders on the issue of the installation of water and electricity kiosks, to cater for street markets.“It’s a very good idea to provide electricity and water kiosks for markets”.Meanwhile, Cllr Joe Leddin said the orbital route was certain to play a significant part in linking up John’s Square, which will receive a complete refurbishment, into the city centre. “When it is upgraded, the Square will have massive potential”.An assurance was given to the meeting that the Water Fountain in John’s Square, which over the past two years has been damaged and interfered with mainly by people squatting on its steps, will be cleaned and repaired. Previous articleStill no place to spend a penny at Shels ParkNext articleHave your say: Should Sarsfield’s statue be moved? admin NewsLocal NewsBrazil ‘nuts’ at council’s time wastingBy admin – October 1, 2010 540 Linkedin Advertisementcenter_img Email Facebook Print WhatsApplast_img read more

Urgent action needed on #Limerick mental health service

first_imgNewsUrgent action needed on #Limerick mental health serviceBy Staff Reporter – July 7, 2016 830 LIMERICK Senator Kieran O’Donnell has called on the Minister of State for Mental Health Helen McEntee to redress previous governmental failings and do more to upgrade mental health facilities in the city and county.During last week’s Seanad debate on mental health, Senator O’Donnell highlighted the failure by the HSE to deliver the 20-bed specific mental health facility for children and adolescents at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) as recommended under the Vision for Change document a decade ago in 2006.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And he brought to the Minister’s attention to the alarmingly high rate of deaths by suicide in Limerick.Speaking to the Limerick Post, Senator O’Donnell said that figures from the National Office for Suicide Prevention show that Limerick City had the highest suicide rate at 21 persons for every 100,000 of population between 2011 and 2013,.CSO data for 2014 showed that this had increased to 23 persons for every 100,000 of population at a time when the national average was ten.And while last year’s figures indicated a reduction to 16 persons for every 100,000 of population, it was still almost twice the national average.Senator O’Donnell said that while the figures in the City were alarming, County Limerick statistics proved incredibly worrying with the male rate of suicide increasing from 9 to 21 between 2014 and 2015.“26 deaths, 22 male and 4 female, by suicide were reported for Limerick City and County in 2015, which is a shocking figure and an increase of six on the previous year.Stating that more needed to be done in Limerick, he said he found himself attending too many suicide-related funerals in Limerick and witnessing the devastation it causes to families.“Some good work is being done under the national strategy to reduce suicide, but two further specific measures are needed to tackle mental health issues in Limerick.“I have asked Minister McEntee to progress the provision of a 20-bed specific mental health facility for children and adolescents, which was part of the recommendations in the Vision for Change document a decade ago .“It is inappropriate for children to be hospitalised in an adult ward at UHL. Child facilities are available in Cork and Galway, but parents may be unable to travel daily from Limerick and be with their children which is vital to their recovery process.“I have also asked the Minister to arrange for the establishment of a specific multi-agency task force to look into and prepare a specific report on the alarmingly high rates of deaths by suicide in Limerick and make recommendations on how to tackle this crisis”, he added.by Daragh [email protected] Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print Facebook Previous articleWater charge changes unlikely to fool EU – JanNext articleA world of fantasy and comics at University of Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Twitter Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSfeaturedHSEKieran O’DonnelllimerickMental HealthSeanadsuicide Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more

Tánaiste refuses to meet with the late Eddie Fullertons family.

first_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Tánaiste refuses to meet with the late Eddie Fullertons family. LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Pinterest Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Facebook Homepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterestcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleUS philanthropist named the recipient of the annual Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora AwardNext articleWILD LIVES: Tune into Donegal’s Wild Side admin WhatsApp Donegal Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has said that the Tánaiste has refused to meet with the late Eddie Fullertons family.Former Cllr Fullerton was murdered by the UVF at his Buncrana home in 1991 and new evidence of collusion was presented in an RTE documentary recently.A fortnight ago Deputy Mac Lochlainn asked the Tánaiste during Leaders Questions to meet to listen to the Fullerton family’s concerns. Joan Burton said she would consider it.Since then Deputy MacLochlainn has written to the Tánaiste to seek to arrange a convenient time.But in a reply, Joan Burton said she was too busy. Deputy MacLochlain says he’s disgusted:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/padraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By admin – July 1, 2015 Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Facebooklast_img read more

Seanad told of “profound failure of policing” in Donegal

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – September 25, 2019 Seanad told of “profound failure of policing” in Donegal Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest The Seanad has been told there was a “profound failure of policing” in Donegal following an alleged assault in the county on Sunday night.Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn read a statement into the record of the Seanad today outlining the details of the incident, following which he claimed an older man was “left for dead”.He claimed the perpetrator of the attack was a person with a criminal record, who has previously terrorised people in the area.Senator Mac Lochlainn told the chamber that despite the existence of CCTV footage, the perpetrator hasn’t been arrested, and gardai were “too busy” to interview the victim…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/podprofound.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Google+ Twittercenter_img Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleLocal Link to operate bus service between Moville and LetterkennyNext article40% increase in Home Help waiting lists in Donegal News Highland Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 last_img read more

In brief: assessment site helps decide freelance career

first_img Previous Article Next Article In brief: assessment site helps decide freelance careerOn 17 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today An on-line freelance assessment centre to help skilled HR and training managers find out whether freelance life is right for them has been launched by inconet.com, the site of the Independent Consultants Network. Believed to be the first assessment centre of its kind, it takes people through a series of questionnaires to test their business instincts, organisational skills and marketing knowhow.www.inconet.com  Helpline launched to offer advice on back painThe TUC, BackCare and the Forum of Private Business launched a back pain report this week, examining the number of days lost as a result of work-related back strain and which industrial sectors had the most casualties. A phone line will be open from 16 to 20 October (Backcare week) to give employers and staff advice about preventing and treating back pain. The helpline number is 0800 032 0044. CBI argues case against corporate killing lawThe CBI has criticised government proposals for a new offence of “corporate killing” as unfair. It argues in its official response that companies could be left defenceless because there are no clear tests of whether a firm is to blame, and firms could be convicted when they have no reasonable way of anticipating or reducing the risk.www.cbi.org.uk  Most directors opt for smart casual office wear“Smart casual” dress is considered the most appropriate outfit for everyday office life by 55 per cent of company directors, according to research by The Aziz Corporation, an independent spoken communications consultancy. But 89 per cent of directors still felt a suit was the most appropriate attire for business or client meetings. Benchmarking chance with intranet ‘open day’ HR professionals will be able to benchmark their systems against those of leading e-HR innovators such as Cisco, BP Amoco, BAE Systems and Unisys next week, with an opportunity to view their intranets. Contact Vijay Bajaj on 020-7368 9334 for more details. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Perspective: Geological Society of London Scientific Statement: What the geological record tells us about our present and future climate

first_imgExecutive Statement: Geology is the science of how the Earth functions and has evolved and, as such, it can contribute to our understanding of the climate system and how it responds to the addition of carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere and oceans. Observations from the geological record show that atmospheric CO2 concentrations are now at their highest levels in at least the past 3 million years. Furthermore, the current speed of human-induced CO2 change and warming is nearly without precedent in the entire geological record, with the only known exception being the instantaneous, meteorite-induced event that caused the extinction of non-bird-like dinosaurs 66 million years ago. In short, whilst atmospheric CO2 concentrations have varied dramatically during the geological past due to natural processes, and have often been higher than today, the current rate of CO2 (and therefore temperature) change is unprecedented in almost the entire geological past. The geological record shows that changes in temperature and greenhouse gas concentrations have direct impacts on sea-level, the hydrological cycle, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, and the acidification and oxygen depletion of the oceans. Important climate phenomena, such as the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the monsoons, which today affect the socio-economic stability and food and water security of billions of people, have varied markedly with past changes in climate. Climate reconstructions from around the globe show that climate change is not globally uniform, but tends to exhibit a consistent pattern, with changes at the poles larger than elsewhere. This polar amplification is seen in ancient warmer-than-modern time intervals like the Eocene epoch, about 50 million years ago and, more recently, in the Pliocene, about 3 million years ago. The warmest intervals of the Pliocene saw the disappearance of summer sea ice from the Arctic. The loss of ice cover during the Pliocene was one of the many rapid climate changes observed in the record, which are often called climate tipping points. The geological record can be used to calculate a quantity called Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity, which is the amount of warming caused by a doubling of atmospheric CO2, after various processes in the climate system have reached equilibrium. Recent estimates suggest that global mean climate warms between 2.6 and 3.9°C per doubling of CO2 once all slow Earth system processes have reached equilibrium. The geological record provides powerful evidence that atmospheric CO2 concentrations drive climate change, and supports multiple lines of evidence that greenhouse gases emitted by human activities are altering the Earth’s climate. Moreover, the amount of anthropogenic greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere means that Earth is committed to a certain degree of warming. As the Earth’s climate changes due to the burning of fossil fuels and changes in land-use, the planet we live on will experience further changes that will have increasingly drastic effects on human societies. An assessment of past climate changes helps to inform policy decisions regarding future climate change. Earth scientists will also have an important role to play in the delivery of any policies aimed at limiting future climate change.last_img read more

Jazz improve to 3-0 in preseason play with win over 36ers

first_img Written by Tags: Basketball/NBA/NBA Preseason/Utah Jazz October 6, 2018 /Sports News – Local Jazz improve to 3-0 in preseason play with win over 36ers FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDonovan Mitchell was 7 of 14 from the floor for 18 points – all in the first half – and Utah cruised in its final preseason home game.Nathan Sobey led the Adelaide 36ers with 25 points as all five starters had at least nine points.36ERS: Sobey made 6 of 8 shots in the first half for 18 points, and he finished 8 of 15. … Ramone Moore scored 13 of his 16 points by halftime.JAZZ: Aussie Joe Ingles scored three points in 16 minutes against his hometown club. … Rookie Grayson Allen made four 3-pointers and scored 16 points. … Ricky Rubio had 13 points and five assists. … The Jazz bench combined for 87 points. … Rudy Gobert rested.UP NEXT: Utah (3-0) plays at Portland on Sunday. Associated Presslast_img read more

German, Polish Navies Forge Maritime Security Cooperation

first_img View post tag: Cooperation Back to overview,Home naval-today German, Polish Navies Forge Maritime Security Cooperation Authorities View post tag: Polish View post tag: Navies View post tag: Naval German, Polish Navies Forge Maritime Security Cooperation View post tag: German View post tag: Securitycenter_img View post tag: Navy Expanding cooperation in the field of maritime security was the main subject of the German – Polish bilateral talks held between January 29 and 31 in Gdynia (Poland). Vice admiral Ryszard Demczuk, Deputy Commander of the Polish Navy and Rear admiral Jürgen Mannhardt, responsible for development of the German Navy, were leading the delegations.During their meetings five working groups discussed on 28 cooperation areas of both navies. International crew education in both navies’ training facilities and exchange of experience in operational field were among those areas mostly discussed. The exchange of personnel within international exercises at sea was also agreed upon. The views on the main directions of development and modernization of both navies were also exchanged.Polish and German Navies cooperate mainly within international exercises at sea, port visits and staff talks. Annually both navies have several occasions to cooperate within multinational exercises under Partnership for Peace, Weimar Triangle and NATO auspices. At present Polish and German minehunters (ORP ‘Czajka’ and FGS ‘Weilheim’) cooperate together within Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One – SNMCMG1.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 4, 2013; Image: Polish Navy View post tag: Maritime February 4, 2013 View post tag: Forge View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more

Applying the Principles of The On-Demand Economy to Technology Consumption

first_imgA peek into how Dell Technologies is helping customers win with innovative everything-as-a-service offerings It is undeniable that we live in exciting times. We are in an economy where we strive to own less, share more, and only pay for what we use. This minimalist movement is called the on-demand economy. Why is this economy trend so ubiquitous, and what is its relevance to technology? Imagine consuming technology like you would an Airbnb package, a ride-share service, or a fitness app.The underlying principles of the on-demand economy are flexibility, heavy reliance on technology, and customization to suit each business and its users. By 2020, 40% of IT infrastructure hardware and software purchases will be based on subscription OpEx models (consumption models), public cloud, 3rd party private cloud, subscription-based on-premises infrastructure SW and HW provided on a pay-as-you-go basis, according to IDC.[1]At Dell Technologies, it’s in our DNA to democratize technology. We were applying the tenets of the sharing economy long before it existed! You may be familiar with leasing and financing to preserve cash, but there’s more to financing than that. Some of the largest, most cash-rich customers choose to finance their technology with Dell’s Financial Services organization (DFS) because they know about the exponential value our solutions deliver.Established in 1997, DFS delivers value at every step of the customer experience. The solutions ease budget constraints, increase operational efficiency, simplify budgeting and payments, and accelerate ROI and Innovation. We enable our customers to thrive in a multi-cloud environment and harness the power of infrastructure and applications alike. Our consumption models have the most expansive channel coverage and choice of leveraging services through Dell Technologies services or DFS. Our services are customizable to the customers’ workloads, use- cases, and utilization scenarios.Voted the best Finance/Support service provider of the year by ITEuropa, our everything-as-a-service model and solutions solve business-critical problems by:Making pricing predictable: PCaaS combines hardware, software, lifecycle services, and financing into a predictable price per seat per monthLowering the cost of computing: Fair Market Value Lease encourages regular technology upgrades and reduces the total cost of computingManaging cash flow by spreading payments over time through Financial Lease, Loan, and Dell Business Credit*Delivering the flexibility to pay as you use and need technology with Pay-as-you-grow models, Flex on Demand and Data Center Utility solutionsFinancing software, including service & maintenance: with our Transformational License Agreement (TLA) and Flexible Software Payments we make acquiring and managing software more flexible.Our thoughtfully designed services have a positive impact on minority communities, partner ecosystem, and entrepreneurs through:Minority financing partnerships* – For customers seeking a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) or Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) lessor, DFS can help facilitate financing through a strategic relationship with Pharos Financial Services, L.P. Minority financing programs improve the economic conditions of communities and allow companies to develop a more diverse supplier network.Channel partners programs – DFS solutions are available through channel partners. Partners that use DFS grow twice as fast as those who don’t.Dell Technologies Capital and SMB initiatives – DFS helps the portfolio of companies in DTC and Small and Medium Businesses by simplifying how they do business with their customers and ensuring steady cash flow.A sustainable approach to asset disposition: DFS resells the vast majority of equipment returned at end-of-lease. For obsolete equipment, DFS works with a partner to dispose of the equipment in an environmentally conscious manner that meets Dell compliance standards.Today, businesses are trying to make the most out of emerging technologies like IoT, 5G, AI/ML, and others. To them, everything-as-a-service (XaaS) is a strategic and operational blueprint. Deloitte Insight says that within the next 18–24 months, XaaS will likely begin disrupting business and operational models, and redefining the fundamental goals of digital transformation.To surmount the odds in this journey choose a reliable partner. A partner who shares your vision, is a market leader, and has a multi-vendor approach to doing business.[1] IDC Futurescape: WW DC 2018 Predictions Nov 2017 Doc#US43152417*Solutions are available only in the US.last_img read more