Regional news media suffer in battle for power : the example of Penza

first_img Reporters Without Borders today publishes the findings of a fact-finding mission carried out with the Glasnost Defence Foundation in the Penza region following reports of an unprecedented wave of violence against journalists in September in which one was murdered, seven were assaulted, and one was abducted. Organisation Help by sharing this information BelarusEurope – Central Asia “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Related documents Regional news media suffer in battle for power : the example of PenzaPDF – 163.91 KB News Receive email alerts May 27, 2021 Find out more November 5, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Regional news media suffer in battle for power : the example of Penza to go further RSF_en center_img May 28, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News News Follow the news on Belarus Reporters Without Borders today publishes the findings of a fact-finding mission carried out with the Glasnost Defence Foundation in the Penza region (south of Moscow, in the European part of Russia) following reports of an unprecedented wave of violence against journalists in September in which one was murdered, seven were assaulted, (five in the same newspaper) and one was abducted.The gravity of these incidents, the lack of response by the authorities and the difficulty of obtaining additional information convinced the two organisations of the need for this investigation.The mission found that this violence was part of a stormy political confrontation between the mayor of the city of Penza and the region’s governor, waged by means of partisan news media used as tools of propaganda.The report sheds light on the mechanisms that gave rise to this violence and highlights the local news media’s dependence on the political authorities in the Russian regions.-Download the report: Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown June 2, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

A call to walk in the light

first_img“Ask God to order your steps so your can walk in faith,” he said. “You are a child of God, a place where the spirit of God lives. Remember who you are: You are a vessel of God’s spirit. Remember that the Holy Spirit lives in you.”Bryant’s address was part of One Boston Day, an event created by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh to celebrate the resiliency, generosity, and strength of the people of Boston and those around the world in response to the Boston Marathon tragedy of April 15, 2013. The event asks the institutions and people of Boston to perform random acts of kindness or plan events to remember that day. In Harvard’s Appleton Chapel this morning, Kevin Bryant, a sergeant with the Harvard University Police Department and an affiliated minister at the Memorial Church, called for people to rise above worry and fear, and walk in the light.During Morning Prayers, Bryant recalled the Boston Marathon bombings three years ago today. He also spoke of the terrorist attacks on Paris and Brussels, which left many of us “consumed by fear and worry” as we go through our daily lives.Kevin Bryant — April 15, 2016 | Morning PrayersMorning Prayers service with speaker Sargent Kevin P. Bryant, Harvard University Police, Security Services Coordinator & Diversity/Community Liaison on Friday, April 15, 2016.Yet Bryant was also quick to emphasize that there are more good people than bad in the world.“We forget to enjoy our time with family and friends,” he said. “But the good people of the world walk in the light, because light always overcomes the darkness.”Bryant said “the light had many names,” such as Allah, Jehovah, the Great Mother, Vishnu, and Jesus Christ. “These are just a few of the names of people who walk in the light,” he said.Bryant also reminded the congregation to lean on their faith in times of trouble. Related At Memorial Church, runners, students, others pay respects on anniversary of Boston bombing Remembering the marathonlast_img read more

Rodeo Time

first_img Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children under 12. Children 3 and under are free. For more information or to preorder discounted tickets of $10 for children and $12 for adults, call (706) 542-9374 or visit www.GreatSouthlandStampedeRodeo.com. Seating is limited. Doors will be closed to general admission once attendance has reached maximum capacity. The arena is a covered venue, and the event will take place rain or shine. The University of Georgia’s Block and Bridle Club is gearing up for the 40th annual Great Southland Stampede Rodeo, that will roll into Athens April 10-12 at the UGA Livestock Instructional Arena in Athens. Gates will open at 6 p.m. each night, and the rodeo will start at 8 p.m. at the venue at 2600 South Milledge Ave. Cowboys and cowgirls from across the country will be in town to show off their skills and battle for top rodeo rankings at the International Professional Rodeo Association-sanctioned event. Carrying on a tradition “This is a 40-year tradition that the folks who came before us have helped to keep alive here in Athens, and we’re excited to be able to share that tradition with the Northeast Georgia community again this year and for 40 more years to come.” About 100 student volunteers from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences worked for months to prepare the rodeo. Since 1974, the event has introduced thousands of UGA students and Northeast Georgians to the world of steer wrestling, barrel racing and bull riding. Students use proceeds from the rodeo to support Block and Bridle Club events and to fund an academic scholarship. Raising funds for non-profits This year’s rodeo kicks off April 10 with “Tough Enough to Be a Dawg” student night. Students can purchase tickets at the door for $10 with a valid UGA identification card. April 11 is “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” night. The rodeo organizers will donate $1,000 to the Breast Health Center at Athens Regional Medical Center. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink in support of those who have battled and survived breast cancer. April 12 is “Tough Enough to Serve” night, recognizing the service of America’s military men and women. Attendees are encouraged to wear red, white and blue in support of American soldiers. Organizers will donate $1,000 to Faces of Freedom, a combat veterans support organization spearheaded by Col. Michael Steele, a UGA alumnus, former Bulldog football player and retired U.S. Army officer. The Block and Bridle Club has expanded the children’s activities available before and during the rodeo. There will be face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo, photo booth cutouts and rodeo-themed games. There also will be a wider variety of food vendors with more child-friendly menu options. UGA alumnus and professional rodeo announcer Roger Mooney will provide commentary. Events will include saddle and bareback bronc riding, breakaway roping, barrel racing, team roping, steer wrestling and Brahman bull riding. Preorder discounted ticketslast_img read more

Robert “Bob” Kessen

first_imgRobert “Bob” Thomas Kessen, of Aurora, Indiana passed away March 18, 2017 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born June 30, 1946 in Cincinnati, OH, son of the late William Thomas Kessen and Dolores (Schlachter) Kessen.He worked at Proctor & Gamble, retiring as a Supervisor after over 37 years of service.Bob was an avid sports fan who enjoyed bowling, but especially loved softball. He spent a lot of time outdoors fishing, camping and boating, but most of all he loved doing anything with his loved ones. He was very family oriented.Surviving are wife, Elaine Howard Kessen of Aurora, IN; children, Tina (Dan) Aloisio of Fairfield, OH; Robert (Jill) Kessen of West Chester, OH, Tom (Amy) Kessen of Monford Heights, OH, Michael Kessen of Dry Ridge, KY; stepson, Kelly Michael Jones of Indianapolis, IN; sister, Gloria (David) Shelton of FL; grandchildren, Amanda, Gregg, Tabitha, Sarah, Amber Jo, Ashlee, Josh, Paige, Alex, Savannah; and thirteen great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by parents, William Thomas Kessen and Dolores (Schlachter) Kessen.Friends will be received Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm at the First Baptist Church of Aurora, 6060 Blair Road, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held immediately following at 6:30 pm.Contributions may be made to the North Bend Boat Club or Shriners Hospital for Children Cincinnati. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Republic travel without Tipp’s Long

first_imgTonight sees the first leg of the first of this week’s playoffs, with Norway playing host to Hungary. Kick off in Oslo is at 7.45. Captain Robbie Keane, Daryl Murphy and Kevin Doyle are Martin O’Neill’s options up front, after Tipperary’s Shane Long was ruled out of tomorrow’s game. The squad will train this evening at Bilino Polje in Zenica and Keane says it’s a squad who are quietly confident. Meanwhilelast_img