Targeted violence against journalists by police dispersing protest

first_img News June 8, 2021 Find out more On the grounds that their sit-in was not authorized, the police gave the protesters an ultimatum and then charged them at dawn yesterday. At least 237 arrests were reportedly made.Armenia is ranked 78th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia RSF_en June 24, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Targeted violence against journalists by police dispersing protest Reporters Without Borders condemns targeted Armenian police violence against journalists at dawn yesterday in Yerevan, when the authorities used force to disperse a sit-in by large crowd of demonstrators protesting against electricity price hikes. Police attacked at least ten journalists and almost systematically confiscated or smashed their equipment. At least 11 journalists were briefly detained.“We are shocked by the use of such disproportionate force against journalists who were just doing their work,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“This targeted violence was clearly designed to prevent media coverage of the use of force to disperse the sit-in. We urged the authorities to punish this violation of freedom of information so that it does not recur.”Reporters Without Borders has obtained confirmation that Garik Azibekian and Sisak Gabrielian of Radio Azatutyun (the Armenian service of RFE/RL) were attacked, as were Davit Davtian and Khachatur Esayan of Armenia said its reporter, Nicolas Torosian, was hit by police, as were the photographers Gevork Gazarian and Karo Sahakian. Three cameramen working for the news website ¬– Karen Chilingaryan, Hovsep Hovsepyan and Gor Hovhannisyan – were also hit. Gala TV journalist Paylak Farhadian said that, while detained, he was beaten “in the presence of Yerevan’s police chief.”The journalists who were briefly detained included Garik Harutyunian of Radio Azatutiun, Arsen Sargsyian of Armenian News and Ani Hovhannisian and Hrant Galtsian of HETQ.The protest against the electricity price hikes began on 19 June, when several thousand people occupied Freedom Square in central Yerevan. After failing to obtain satisfaction, they began marching on the presidential palace on the evening of 22 June but the police blocked them at Baghramian Avenue, where they spent the night. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Armenia News April 9, 2021 Find out more News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan November 11, 2020 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts Organisation Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Newslast_img read more


first_img The Internet has become very popular for putting out news, but dissidents’ online freedom of expression has been undermined by anti-terrorist laws. – The human rights news agency Prima News News Organisation Follow the news on Belarus Receive email alerts BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF_en – Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty News June 2, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public”center_img Help by sharing this information to go further “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News June 19, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Russia News The lower house of the Russian parliament, the Duma, approved a law in late June 2002 at President Vladimir Putin’s request to ban “all forms of extremist activity” on the Internet. The new law aroused fears among online freedom advocates of more power for the police. Putin’s political opponents feared it would be used to target minority parties, which could be prosecuted and their websites shut down if they were accused by the authorities of encouraging or supporting extremism on the Internet.”Russia does have extremists and nationalists, but their eradication is not this law’s real purpose,” said Sergei Kovalyov, a Union of Right Forces (SPS) member of the Duma. “It allows online activity to be banned for no good reason.” He was also concerned about the law’s provision to allow punishment to be based on criminal legislation.But the heaviest criticism was of the 11 categories of extremist activity, which drew on laws against terrorism, attempts to overthrow the government and inciting people to riot or racial hatred. The law also banned any activity or publication threatening the country’s “security.” Freedom of expression and human rights campaigners say this too-broad definition of extremism will threaten perfectly legitimate activity, such a websites that oppose the war in Chechnya.The information ministry threatened in late October 2002 to shut down the website of the radio station Ekho Moskvy for broadcasting an interview with Chechen guerrillas holding several hundred people hostage in a Moscow theatre. The mass kidnapping gave the government a chance to propose an anti-terrorist law that allows the authorities to prosecute any journalist reporting on matters related to terrorism or the war in Chechnya. At the last minute, Putin vetoed the bill and asked parliament to revise it.Access to Chechen news sites is systematically blocked. They included, cut off by the FSB (ex-KGB) on 5 November 2002. In early December, Dmitri Chepchugov, head of the interior ministry’s anti-cybercrime department, said all websites connected with Chechen rebels had been identified and that an undisclosed number had been shut down. Even though they were based abroad, foreign ISPs had barred access to them. Among them was kavkaztsenter site, based in Estonia, cut off in late April 2003 after pressure from the Russian authorities. LINKS:- The Glasnost Defence Foundation May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

You Can Now Watch 20 Hours of Video on Your Dell XPS 13

first_imgWhen comparing the 2017 Dell XPS 13 (9360) and the updated for 2018 Dell XPS 13 (9370) launched at CES, Windows Central said: “Best performance almost always means going with the new model, and the same appears true here.”But wait.Just because we launched a new XPS 13 doesn’t mean we stopped improving the performance of the previous one.In fact, we’ve been working with our partners at Intel to further optimize the battery life on the 2017 XPS 13 for a very specific use that will be welcomed by the ever-increasing number of people who watch video on their laptop.  Yes, we’re proud to say that we’re the first in the industry to reach 20 hours of battery life for local video playback.“Our engineering teams collaborated closely to creatively deploy features unique to our 8th Gen Intel Core processor and Dell’s system design in order to achieve exceptional battery life,” said Ahmed Omer, Global Director of Systems Engineering, Intel Corp. “The result is impressive – amazing battery life combined with the performance leap delivered by our 8th Gen Intel Core processors.”Since we launched the first XPS 13 in 2012, we’ve pushed laptop design and expanded the boundaries of what’s possible with beautiful bushed metals, carbon fiber, InfinityEdge screens and the new white woven fiber finish. But all that visible design can sometimes overshadow the innovation within.The belief that technology has always been about advancing human progress drives our approach to product design and innovation. The ability to binge high-quality video for even longer periods of time might be debatable human progress, but it was a challenge our engineering teams were ready to tackle.“Maximizing mobile platform battery life depends on reducing average system power.  Processing audio can be very CPU intensive, so by enabling hardware offloaded audio on the XPS 13, we’re allowing audio tasks to be moved from the CPU to a highly efficient, dedicated audio processor which maximizes power efficiency and improves battery life,” Senior Principal Performance Engineer Gary Lusk explained to me. “Additionally, we enabled a new feature in Intel’s graphics driver called NV12 which reduces power consumption even further.”I tried to dig a little deeper into what NV12 was, and let’s just say it gets really technical. Luckily, enabling these features on your XPS 13 (9360) is not that technical. All you need to do is:update the audio driver to (Dell version A09 or later) andupdate the graphics driver to (Dell version A12 or later)Both of these are available today on the Dell Support site. Future customers will find these updates already integrated into their new systems.While the 20 hours1 of video playback milestone is not based on me binging every episode of Black Mirror back-to-back (which would actually only take 18 hours and nine minutes), these enhancements will help Netflix streaming through the Netflix Win10 app.Lusk also said it might be worth mentioning that not every audio or video player supports these new optimizations. Our teams used Media Engine based playback applications, such as the built in Windows 10 Movies & TV player, for analysis of battery life.“And in case you’re wondering, we’ve also implemented these same features on the 2018 XPS 13 9370,” Lusk said. “We can’t claim 20 hours yet, because the 2018 version has a physically smaller battery, but we’re working on it!”1Local video playback test was conducted in March, 2018 on the XPS 13 9360 with 8th Gen Intel Core i8550U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, FHD display and Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update at 38% brightness and 50% system volume. Maximum battery life will decrease with time.last_img read more

Syracuse to host Louisiana Tech in the Carrier Dome on Dec. 14

first_img Published on July 30, 2014 at 4:18 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+ Louisiana Tech will visit Syracuse on Dec. 14, the team announced in a release Wednesday afternoon. It will be the first meeting between the teams since the 1988-89 season.In that game, which was pinned the Carrier Classic, the Orange defeated the Bulldogs 106-98 in overtime. Louisiana Tech finished 29-8 last season and lost in the Conference USA final before going 2-1 in the National Invitation Tournament. Syracuse is coming off a 25-8 season and a loss to Dayton in the Round of 32 of the NCAA Tournament.Here’s what the Orange’s schedule looks like to date: Exhibition: Carleton (Canada), Nov. 2, TBDExhibition: Adrian, Nov. 10, TBDAdvertisementThis is placeholder textLoyola (Md.), Nov. 25, TBDHoly Cross, Nov. 28, TBDAt Michigan (ACC-Big Ten Challenge), Dec. 2, TBDSt. John’s, Dec. 6, TBDLouisiana Tech, Dec. 14, TBD Commentslast_img read more

LIVE: Uganda 2 Malawi 0

first_img1 Uganda211020+24 Uganda Cranes XI that started:  4 South Sudan200213−20 Uganda Cranes starting XI vs Malawi. PHOTO FUFA MEDIA FULL TIMEUganda  2 (Emma Okwi -29th, Bayo -66th) Malawi  0 AFCON 2021 QualifiersUganda – 4 PointsBurkina Faso – 4 PointsMalawi – 3 PointsSouth Sudan – 0 PointsKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Cranes went top of AFCON qualifying Group B with four points after they beat Malawi 2-0 at Mandela Stadium on Sunday.Uganda’s two goals came off defensive errors by the visitors who struggled to sock the pressure. First Emma Okwi latched onto a long over head ball that beat a defender, to thump in the opening goal, before Fahad Bayo shrugged of tackles, to drill his later in the second half.It is a flying start for new Coach Jonathan McKinstry, who opened his era with a goalless draw away to Burkina Faso. Burkina are set to join Uganda at 4 points, as they lead South Sudan 2-0 in Juba. 2 Burkina Faso211021+14 3 Malawi210112−13 Share on: WhatsApp PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts Denis Onyango (GK, Captain ) 18, Nico Wadada 14, Bevis Mugabi 5, Joseph Ochaya 2, Murushid Juuko 4, Khalid Aucho 8, Mike Azira 23, Faruku Miya 17,Emmanuel Okwi 7, William Kizito 10 & Fahad Bayo 13.Subs: Robert Odongkara (GK) 1,Charles Lukwago (GK) 19, Isaac Muleme 20, Hassan Wasswa 16, Nicholas Kasozi 11, Timothy Awany 3, Halid Lwaliwa 15,Taddeo Lwanga 6, Allan Kyambadde 21, Patrick Kaddu 9 & Allan Okello 12LIVE TWITTER FEEDlast_img read more