Censorship and threats after newspapers publish joint editorial about hukou

first_img Receive email alerts March 9, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Censorship and threats after newspapers publish joint editorial about hukou March 12, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News News to go further Follow the news on China Organisation Reporters Without Borders urges the Propaganda Department to lift the censorship imposed on a joint editorial in 13 Chinese daily newspapers calling for the elimination of the internal passport system known as the “hukou.” The press freedom organisation has learned that journalists working for news media that published the editorial have been threatened with punishment.“Initiating a debate about the hukou on the eve of a session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing was a very positive move,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But, as usual, the Communist Party’s Propaganda Department reacted with censorship and repression. This insult to common sense is yet another example of the tension between Propaganda Department conservatives and pro-reform media.”The press freedom organisation added: “We urge Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and National People’s Congress chairman Wu Bangguo to order the lifting of all press censorship, a Chinese disease that prevents useful debates from getting under way.”Published by 13 newspapers in such places as Guangdong, Henan, Fujian and Chongqing on 1 March, the joint editorial called for the end of the hukou, a system introduced during the Maoist era that prevents many Chinese, especial rural residents, from moving to other parts of the country. “China has long suffered from the Hukou system,” the editorial said. “We think that citizens are born free and should have the right to freedom of movement. We urge delegates to do everything possible to propose a hukou reform timetable.”The editorial was removed from websites within hours of its appearance. The special pages dedicated to hukou reform which the Economic Observer, one of the newspapers responsible for the editorial, had created on its website (www.eeo.com.cn) were quickly suppressed. Even the very official People’s Daily was forced to take the editorial down shortly after posting it. The foreign press was meanwhile hailing the courageous initiative.Censorship continues to be a “Chinese disease” because of the Propaganda Department and local authorities. Editors often receive written or oral directives forbidding them to cover a national or international story. Sometimes the order instructs them to limit themselves to using the official version of the events. Here are some recent examples:Another tainted milk scandal hushed upWhen a new tainted milk scandal erupted at the start of this year, the Propaganda Department in the southern province of Guangdong prevented the publication of independently-reported articles on the subject. Previously, in September 2008, a Propaganda Department directive told media to restrict the publication of articles or comments about baby formula contaminated with melamine that had caused severe renal lesions in hundreds of Chinese babies.Censorship of a TV series about housing problemsThe TV series “Place to live,” showing the everyday lives of young people trying to find accommodation, was censored last November. A Beijing TV station was forced to terminate the series after broadcasting just two episodes. This act of “self-censorship” was reportedly the result of complaints by real estate developers and government officials who felt offended. The series highlighted the difficulties of “housing slaves” forced to allocate much of their salaries to paying off mortgages. Some extracts from the series:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC_E6ZJOIP0http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRlyO6R44Nc&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp3ittCupXw&feature=related China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Reports of a suspicious death censored in Hubei provinceIrate residents of Shishou, in the central province of Hubei, refused to believe the official version that the death of a Yonglong Hotel cook, Tu Yuangao, was a case of suicide. Their suspicion was due in part to the illegal activities that reputedly took place in the hotel, in which Shishou’s mayor has shares. More than 200 people were injured in clashes with the police when demonstrations were staged outside. The Propaganda Department ordered the media to report only the official versions of the cook’s death and the protests.Official violence protected by censorshipWhen two local government officials in a district of Hubei province sexually assaulted a young waitress, Deng Yujiao, last year she defended herself and killed one of them. Accused by the police of intentional homicide, Deng received a lot of support on the Internet. A court finally convicted her of using excessive force in legitimate self-defence and she was released. The Propaganda Department initially censored coverage of the case. ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information News June 2, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prisonlast_img read more

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Court of Criminal Appeal quashes Mary Kelly appeal

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – February 25, 2011 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH The Court of Criminal Appeal in Dublin has quashed the appeal of Mary Kelly, who was convicted in 2004 of criminal damage to a US military aircraft at Shannon airport.However, tresspassing charges have been reserved against Ms Kelly, who previously lived in Burtonport . Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal women waiting longer to give birth – CSONext articleFlybe introduce new service at City of Derry Airport News Highland Pinterest Facebook Newsx Adverts Court of Criminal Appeal quashes Mary Kelly appeal Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

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Kerr family urge people in the North to use their vote

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Kerr family urge people in the North to use their vote Previous articleReassessment of Donegal gorse fires this morningNext articleLast month was Donegal’s warmest April in 100 years News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter News Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – May 4, 2011 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Google+ Twitter Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook The family of murdered PSNI constable Ronan Kerr have urged the public to “support the peace process” by voting in tomorrow’s election.Constable Kerr’s mother, brothers and sister said the local and Assembly elections were “our only democratic means to reaffirm our need for peace.They also said it didn’t matter what party people voted for, as long as they supported the peace process.In their statement, the Kerr family warned that by not voting we would be letting the men of violence  have control and power over our lives.They said that by voting, we are condeming violence, ensuring power sharing and mutual respect and supporting law and order in our country.They said politicians and a police force were needed to represent and protect all sections of our community.They concluded their statement saying that everyone should use their opportunity to to vote tomorrow to ensure we have a peaceful country, free of fear and intimidation and providing us all hope for the future.last_img read more

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Karnataka High Court Asks BBMP and BDA To List Steps Which Will Be Taken For Proper Maintenance Of Parks/Gardens In Bengaluru

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka High Court Asks BBMP and BDA To List Steps Which Will Be Taken For Proper Maintenance Of Parks/Gardens In Bengaluru Mustafa Plumber18 Dec 2020 10:02 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has directed Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) to by January 27, 2021 list steps it proposes to take for not only maintenance of existing parks/gardens in the city, but also for making improvement in existing parks/gardens. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty while…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court has directed Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) to by January 27, 2021 list steps it proposes to take for not only maintenance of existing parks/gardens in the city, but also for making improvement in existing parks/gardens. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty while issuing notice to the respondents—State government, Corporation and Bengaluru Development Authority said “Apart from the provisions of Karnataka Parks playfield and open space, (preservation and regulations ) Act 1985 and Karnataka Government Parks (Preservation) 1975), clause 25 of section 58 of Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, it is the obligatory function of BBMP to make provisions regarding public parks, gardens, recreations grounds and playgrounds. This obligation will include proper maintenance of gardens/ parks public parks and recreational grounds.” Advocate Venkatesh P Dalwai appearing for the petitioner HIGH COURT LEGAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, informed the court that section 8 of the KARNATAKA PARKS, PLAY-FIELDS AND OPEN SPACES (PRESERVATION AND REGULATION) ACT, 1985,  which deals with Prohibition of construction of buildings etc on parks and gardens, should be strictly followed by the respondents. Following which the bench said “It is the duty of all the respondents to ensure that section 8 of the Act is scrupulously implemented and construction on parks/playfield or open spaces as governed by provisions of the said Act of 1985, is strictly prohibited.” As per the list submitted to the court which is available on the website of BBMP, there are 1010 parks within its jurisdiction. As per the list under the column “present condition’ of parks/gardens in many cases it is blank. In some cases BBMP has itself recorded the remark ‘average’. The plea states that “Though there is duty cast upon the respondents they appear to have not taken any effective steps for proper implementation of the Acts, thereby causing untold hardships and inconvenience to the general public.” The plea prays for strict implementation of the provisions of the enactments and to ensure parks, gardens etc are properly maintained. The matter will be heard further on January 27, 2021.Next Storylast_img read more

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Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday June 11th

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – June 11, 2019 Google+ Twitter Google+center_img Twitter Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday June 11th Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday June 11th:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/11news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleAll-Ireland Qualifier venues and times confirmedNext articleNew angling facility to be launched in Donegal News Highland WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebooklast_img read more

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€73,000 worth of drugs seized in five Donegal searches

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows €73,000 worth of drugs seized in five Donegal searches Facebook Previous articleFire service praised for swift response to blaze at Fort DunreeNext article62 instances of Domestic Violence in Donegal last month News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Pinterest It’s emerged that drugs with a street value of almost €73,000 have been seized in Donegal over the past week.It follows five different search operations in Buncrana, Ballybofey, Donegal Town, Letterkenny, and Bridgend.A number of arrests were made, two people are due in court at a later date, and files are being prepared for the DPP in a number of instances.Sergeant Eunan Walshe outlined the details of the seizure during the Community Garda Slot on today’s Nine til Noon Show, starting with details of seizure in Buncrana…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/eunandrugs.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Twitter Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest By News Highland – July 2, 2019 last_img read more

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CHHS standout Jackson takes USTA Tennis Classic title

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Published 11:07 pm Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson CHHS standout Jackson takes USTA Tennis Classic title By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration When Patrick won the first set 6-0 before falling in the second set 4-6.“After the first set, he (opponent) started making adjustments so I had to counter,” Patrick said.And counter he did. Patrick won the third set and the match 6-2. From there, he never had to look back and took home the trophy and the title. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Pike’s Avant selected to USA Development Program Pike Liberal Arts School’s Chandler Avant (6) throws the ball to first for an out on an attempted steal during… read more Sponsored Content “I love tennis. I like to practice and I like to play and I like to compete,” Patrick said.He gives his dad credit for his early interest in the game.“My dad’s a good tennis player,” Patrick said, but didn’t give a clear answer as to whether he or his dad is the better player. “Ummmmm.”Patrick will be a sophomore at Charles Henderson High School in the fall. He’s a member of the CHHS tennis team and he is excited about competing again on the team that won the area title in 2011-2012.His future goal is to play tennis at a Division I university.“That’s what I would like to do but right now, I just enjoy playing with my schoolmates and making new friends around the state,” he said.Patrick is the son of Kevin and Shelia Jackson of Troy. Book Nook to reopen Email the author By Secrets Revealed Print Article At age 15, Patrick Jackson of Troy won the 18-year-old division of the USTA Boys Tennis Classic in Auburn June 23 and 24.Patrick said he was not intimidated by his competition. Looking across the net, he didn’t see an older opponent, just an opponent.“I just wanted to play,” he said. “I don’t play in a lot of tournaments like that and there’s a little more pressure in a big tournament,” Patrick said. “You have to be ready to play. And, tennis is not just physical. It’s mental. You don’t just go out there and hit the ball. You have to go with your strategy.”Tennis is both an individual sport and a team sport.That’s part of the reason that Patrick chose tennis over the strictly team sports. It’s not that he doesn’t like team sports or that he’s not a team player, because he does and he is. It’s just that Patrick likes a sport where, at times, it’s all up to him. He likes the challenge and he likes the game.Patrick started playing tennis when he was about eight years old. His dad, Kevin Jackson, showed him the mechanics and helped him develop the techniques. He taught him the game. But the dedication to the game and the desire to improve with every stroke of the racquet and every “game, set, match” comes from within. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Manhattan DA questions Deutsche Bank over Trump

first_imgShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink President Donald Trump, Deutsche Bank CEO of Americas Christiana Riley and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance (Getty)A New York investigation into President Donald Trump’s business has trained its sights on Deutsche Bank.When Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance launched the investigation into Trump’s finances, the focus was hush money paid out to women. Now the spotlight is on Deutsche Bank, the president’s longtime lender, and his insurance brokerage, Aon, the New York Times reported, citing sources with knowledge of the probe.Investigators questioned two Deutsche Bank employees on the bank’s underwriting process, although the employees were not involved with the Trump Organization specifically. The Manhattan district attorney’s office first subpoenaed Deutsche Bank last year as part of a criminal investigation into Trump’s business practices.Deutsche Bank signaled before the election that it was considering cutting ties with Trump because of the ongoing investigations. One senior executive called those probes into Trump’s business “serious collateral damage” for the bank, according to Reuters.The bank has been Trump’s primary lender since the 1990s, and holds $340 million in outstanding loans from the president. The loans are personally guaranteed by Trump.It’s unclear if the investigation will result in charges, but Trump has said that he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself should he face federal charges relating to his business practices. However, a federal pardon would not protect Trump from state or local-level criminal charges.[NYT] — Georgia Kromrei Share via Shortlinkcenter_img TagsDeutsche BankDonald TrumpPoliticslast_img read more

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Visa-hungry investors sink $100M into L&L’s Times Square project

first_imgA rendering of TSX Broadway with L&L Holding’s Robert Lapidus and David Levinson (Photos via L&L)EB-5 is still A-OK, it seems.Unnamed foreigners are using the federal program to invest $100 million into TSX Broadway, the $2.5 billion Times Square project led by L&L Holding, SoftBank-owned Fortress Investment Group and Maefield Development, Bloomberg reported.Modified loan documents filed last week in cooperation with TSX Broadway’s senior lender, Goldman Sachs, allow for another $250 million in EB-5 money, which L&L managing director David Orowitz told Bloomberg would allow the developers to make the mixed-use project “more dynamic and valuable.”He did not specify how the project, at 1568 Broadway, would be changed. The new $100 million represents roughly 4 percent of the project’s total costs.Read moreTSX Broadway backers think Times Square redevelopment will be worth $4.2BSee how a multi-billion-dollar billboard gets builtTSX Broadway developers land $780M in new equity Message* L&L co-founders David Levinson and Robert Lapidus, and Fortress executives Peter Briger and Dean Dakolias, have personal investments in the 46-story project, which began construction in January 2019 and is expected to open in 2023.Plans call for 75,000 square feet of retail, a 669-room hotel and a stage facing Times Square for live events.EB-5 purportedly offers visas in exchange for investment in rural and high-unemployment areas, but liberally drawn districts make Times Square and other pricey locales eligible. The program became popular during the financial crisis when other sources of investment seized up, and may be coming back into favor after tailing off.But investors sometimes sour on the program. More than 100 Chinese EB-5 investors in a Maefield skyscraper at 701 Seventh Avenue sued in 2018 to stop their money from being redeployed into TSX Broadway.Chinese EB-5 investors in Hudson Yards have also been at odds with that megaproject’s developer, Related Companies. Thirty people who had put in $500,000 apiece — but failed to check the fine print — demanded arbitration in August, two months after Related announced that it would stop paying distributions on EB-5 investments in the project.[Bloomberg] — Erik EngquistContact Erik Engquist Email Address* TagsCommercial Real EstateDevelopmentL&L HoldingTimes Squarecenter_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Full Name*last_img read more

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Morgan Downs Manti For 3-A Girls Soccer Title

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANDY, Utah-Brooklyn Peterson, Capri Jones and Jayda Jones each scored as the Morgan Trojans won their third girls soccer title in school history, and third in four seasons, with a 3-1 win over Manti in the 3-A state girls soccer match at Rio Tinto Stadium.Allie Bridges found the net in defeat for the Templars.Morgan has won girls soccer titles in 2017, 2018 and 2020. Tags: Roundup Written by October 26, 2020 /Sports News – Local Morgan Downs Manti For 3-A Girls Soccer Titlelast_img

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