Call for end to unofficial ban on foreign journalists

By on June 12, 2021

first_img News March 6, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for end to unofficial ban on foreign journalists Related documents Letter to Belarus Foreign ministerPDF – 188.73 KB Receive email alerts June 2, 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 Organisation May 27, 2021 Find out more RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Follow the news on Belarus Newscenter_img BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today urged Belarus to end its systematic refusal to give permission to foreign journalists to work in the country, saying they were the target of “ridiculous bureaucratic and political behaviour.” A new media law that came into force on 8 February requires all foreign journalists to get accreditation from the foreign ministry before coming to Belarus, but requests have been systematically refused, “forcing journalists to work illegally,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. It formally protested to foreign minister Sergei Martynov.Ivan Roman, of the privately-owned Polish-Dutch station Radio Racyja, was refused accreditation on 4 March on grounds that he had previously worked illegally in the country. The day before, officials refused to renew the accreditation of Andrei Pochobut, of the independent Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza, because they said his recent articles about the country’s politics were unsatisfactory. Two Radio Racyja journalists were also refused accreditation for the same reason in January, even though the new law had not yet come into force. to go further Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown BelarusEurope – Central Asia News News An accreditation request made last December by the privately-owned TV station Belsat, which broadcasts in Belarusian from Poland, was refused on 2 March by the foreign ministry as “incomplete.” Radio Racyja and Belsat are two of the few sources of independent news in Belarus, which ranks 154th on the Reporters Without Borders annual world press freedom index. Read the RSF open letter to Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov : May 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Principal claims Covid surge down to some ‘playing chicken’ with virus

By on May 25, 2021

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Principal claims Covid surge down to some ‘playing chicken’ with virus Facebook Twitter WhatsApp A school principal in Inishowen believes the surge in Covid-19 cases numbers is down to some people ‘playing chicken’ with the virus.Diarmuid Walsh who is Principal of St. Mary’s NS in Malin says while they are somewhat better prepared for online teaching it will be undoubtedly challenging for both parents and teachers in the weeks ahead.He has described a day in the classroom as the equivalent to a number of weeks of online learning.Mr. Walsh says it’s unfortunate that we are back to a situation, mirroring March and hopes that this time it will be short lived:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/dermotwalsh1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme center_img Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – January 6, 2021 Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleModerna vaccine approved for useNext article1,985 Covid cases and 13 related deaths confirmed in NI News Highland Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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Widespread Panic Adds 2018 Tour Dates

By on March 2, 2021

first_imgBeloved Southern jam rockers Widespread Panic have announced tour dates for 2018! In addition to their previously scheduled sixth annual Panic en la Playa in Riviera Maya, Mexico, and their headlining performances at Wanee Festival in Live Oak, Florida, the Georgia rockers will perform two nights at The BJCC in Birmingham, AL and three nights at the National Harbor Theatre in Washington, DC.Widespread Panic will seemingly continue their trend of only performing multi-night runs in 2018, though it’s possible they’ll diversify their city visits while doing so. Keep an eye out for more WSP dates in 2018!Tickets for the Birmingham shows go on sale December 1 at 10am CT. Tickets for the DC shows go on sale December 8 at 10am ET. Head to the band’s website for more information.Widespread Panic 2018 Tour DatesJan. 26-29: Panic en la Playa Siete | Riviera Maya, MexicoFeb. 16: The BJCC | Birmingham, ALFeb. 17: The BJCC | Birmingham, ALMar. 15: National Harbor Theatre | Washington, DCMar. 16: National Harbor Theatre | Washington, DCMar. 17: National Harbor Theatre | Washington, DCApr. 19-21: Wanee Festival | Live Oak, FL (two shows)[photo by Daniel Ojeda]last_img read more

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