France: Legal proceedings threaten news website’s freedom to inform

first_img RSF_en “It is unacceptable that journalists are being prosecuted on charges punishable by imprisonment when all they did was divulge information in the public interest,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “What kind of country has this become when journalists are officially threatened with imprisonment for uncovering information about the National Front’s funding?” France is ranked 39th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts The summons said they are suspected of “violating the confidentiality of a judicial investigation” and “publishing the records of judicial proceedings.” It also pointed out that they are facing the possible of imprisonment. Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the abusive judicial complaints being brought with increasing frequency against French news website Mediapart with the aim of forcing it to reveal its sources and thereby gagging its investigative reporting. Follow the news on France The website’s investigative reporting helped pave the way for several judicial investigations into the National Front’s finances. But it also resulted in two of its journalists, Marine Turchi and Fabrice Arfi, being summoned for questioning on 23 May at the headquarters of the crime squad known by the initials BRDP. May 10, 2021 Find out more News News RSF had long campaigned for the repeal of legislation that makes it a crime to receive confidential information from a judicial investigation. RSF had long campaigned for the repeal of legislation that makes it a crime to receive confidential information from a judicial investigation. June 2, 2021 Find out more The latest of the many complaints against Mediapart, which threaten its freedom to inform, comes from National Front leader Marine Le Pen in response to seven Mediapart stories about the sources of the party’s funding.center_img In France, many legal complaints that politicians bring against journalists are based on inappropriate legislative provisions. June 4, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News to go further During their interrogation, Arfi and Turchi were asked to name they sources. They refused to answer any questions and instead made a statement for the record in which they said they were the victims of yet another manoeuvre designed to obtain the identity of their sources and hijack media rights. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says FranceEurope – Central Asia Media independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression MARTIN BUREAU / AFP Organisation FranceEurope – Central Asia Media independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression June 1, 2017 France: Legal proceedings threaten news website’s freedom to inform RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Newslast_img read more

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OSKA Celebrates its 2nd Year with NAMI

first_imgcenter column 1 OSKA Celebrates its 2nd Year with NAMI Celebrating its 2nd anniversary, OSKA invites everyone to an event to honor Michael DiPaolo and help the NAMI (National Association for Mental Illness) By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Friday, September 6, 2013 | 4:27 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Business News Community Newscenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  When retail stores celebrate anniversaries, it’s usually done with a big sale that celebrates fashion. But for OSKA‘s celebration, it honors good people and benefits worthy causes.On Sunday September 8, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., OSKA will be having its 2nd anniversary celebration with a private party and silent auction. The event will also honor clinical psychologist Michael DiPaolo, Ph.D. and president of the National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI), recipient of the proceeds from the event.“It’s our second year of OSKA here in Pasadena, so we’re going to have a big anniversary cake, spirits, appetizers and there’s going to be an amazing silent auction of really great things,” says Annie Frank of OSKA. “The silent auction includes paintings by Robert Brandy which are hanging on our walls in the store, art donated by local artists, a catered dinner for six served up at the winner’s home by an Italian chef, and much more”In conjunction with the OSKA celebration, NAMI will be honoring DiPaolo for all the good work he has poured into the organization.Danielle Kurz of NAMI explains, “we’re going to have a series of lectures for Dr. Di Paolo. I was thinking it will be nice to have a party for him and try to have the clients of OSKA know ‘What is NAMI?’” Kurz feels not much is known about NAMI and the OSKA event will be a good springboard to introduce the nonprofit.As for OSKA, “What we’re going to do is sell as much as possible and donate back part of the proceeds to NAMI. They are a great organization and with a lot of the military coming home, there’s going to be a lot of need for the services they provide. They also help the homeless here in town, as well. It’s outstanding what they do. It’s an amazing organization,” says Frank.Most of the people involved with NAMI are volunteers, according to Kurz, so the nonprofit is trying to raise as much money as it can to help families in crises within the San Gabriel Valley. Aside from the financial help it would receive, Kurz hopes that NAMI could start to make noise and be recognized and supported by more people.The event will be held at OSKA, 13 Douglas Alley, Old Pasadena (near Il Fornaio Restaurant).To find out more about the event, you may call OSKA Pasadena at (626) 432-1729 or check out http://www.oska-pasadena.com.For more information about NAMI, you may call the NAMI office at (626) 577-6697 or visit http://www.namisangabrielvalley.org/. More Cool Stuff Top of the News HerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

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Limerick invention could help solve global water crisis

first_imgEmail Professor Michael Zaworotko at work in the University of Limerick’s Bernal Institute.Photo: Sean CurtinA new material developed at the University of Limerick could help solve the global water crisis by producing water from air.The material has favourable properties for absorbing and releasing water from the atmosphere with the potential to provide water in drought-hit regions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Professor Michael Zaworotko, Research Professor at University of Limerick’s Bernal Institute, has developed the crystalline material after decades of research.It has been developed as a commercially viable nanomaterial by Molecule RND, an international incubator fund established at UL to work in collaboration with Prof Zaworotko.Molecule already has orders for the first available commercial units, with a prototype water generator delivering water with low purity without any filtration.Stating that the material could replace the silica traditionally used in dehumidification systems in buildings, Prof Zaworotko said that it would require substantially less energy to maintain air quality in buildings around the world,”The material could also capture water from the atmosphere in arid regions.“Even in zones of very low humidity, there is still some water in the atmosphere. This material could be applied to capture the water from the air, meaning you could potentially grow crops there.“Without water, there is no life. About one-third of the world’s population does not have access to pure water and this technology helps to solve that problem,” he added. Facebook University of Limerick ceases funding for off-campus Garda COVID-patrols after sanctioning students following massive street party TAGSeducationLimerick City and CountyNewsResearchUniversity of Limerick University of Limerick research identifies secrets of Fantasy Premier League success Decision on FIBA European Championships in Limerick to be made in May Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 44 | Immersive Software Engineering Gardai make arrests following chaotic student party near University of Limerick Printcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleGlobal Limerick Company Shortlisted for National AwardNext articleDrugs epidemic threatens to engulf Limerick City Meghan Brosnan NewsEducationLimerick invention could help solve global water crisisBy Meghan Brosnan – October 31, 2019 292 Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick nurse helping the fight against COVID-19, calls for round the clock garda patrols near University of Limerick following “out of control” student parties last_img read more

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