Myanmar court confirms seven-year jail terms for Reuters journalists

first_img May 26, 2021 Find out more January 10, 2019 – Updated on January 11, 2019 Myanmar court confirms seven-year jail terms for Reuters journalists “Everything about this case, both the substance and its conduct, called for their convictions to be overturned, but Myanmar’s justice system has shown its determination until the very end to punish Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo although they just did their job as reporters,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. MyanmarAsia – Pacific Media independenceProtecting sources Armed conflictsImprisonedJudicial harassment to go further RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that Myanmar’s high court today upheld the seven-year jail sentences of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo on appeal. RSF now urges the country’s highest authorities to end their nightmare. In a shocking decision handed down this morning in Yangon, the high court also upheld their convictions on charges of violating the Official Secrets Act. It concluded the utterly iniquitous judicial process to which these two journalists have been subjected ever since their arrest in a trap set by the police in December 2017. May 12, 2021 Find out more “This decision constitutes yet further evidence, if any were needed, of the judicial system’s unacceptable manipulation by the executive and dramatically signifies the end of Myanmar’s democratic transition. We now call on its highest political officials to pardon these journalists as quickly as possible so that they can be reunited with their families.” Punished Follow the news on Myanmar Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo did some remarkable investigative reporting on a massacre of Rohingya civilians by soldiers in Inn Din, a village in the north of Rakhine state, that that was widely seen as an act of genocide or ethnic cleansing. Their arrest was regarded as a punishment orchestrated by the security forces. News RSF issued an “incident report” in October about the threat to Myanmar’s position in the World Press Freedom Index resulting from the deterioration in “environment and self-censorship,” “transparency” and “media independence” – three of the seven indicators used to determine a country’s ranking. Myanmar is currently ranked 137th out of 180 countries. US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Help by sharing this information Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News Organisation RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum MyanmarAsia – Pacific Media independenceProtecting sources Armed conflictsImprisonedJudicial harassment News Wa Lone’s thumbs up and handcuffed hands have become a symbol of the journalists’ heroic resilience (photo: Ye Aung Thu / AFP). May 31, 2021 Find out more President Win Myint, who is an ally of government leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has the power to issue pardons, which are traditionally given at the time of the Burmese New Year in April. Regardless of the final outcome, the authorities have already sent a chilling message to Myanmar’s journalists: that this is the price you will pay if you dare to investigate subjects that are off limits. The region where the massacre took place, the traditional home of Myanmar’s Rohingya community, continues to be completely inaccessible to journalists aside from those who have been taken there on pathetic propaganda visits that are tightly controlled by the authorities. Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

Council seeks public opinion on Abbeyfeale traffic proposals

first_imgNew parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park Council seek public opinion on Abbeyfeale traffic plan.Limerick City and County Council has drawn up plans for a new traffic management system in Abbeyfeale and is now looking for the views of the public on the proposals.A public information day will be held in Leens Hotel, The Square, Abbeyfeale on Thursday, January 18 from 12 noon until 8pm. Council officials and staff from the consultants will be on hand to go through the plans take any questions arising from the process.Among the proposals are:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ​Modified traffic lane widths along the N21 within Abbeyfeale town centre with revised parking layout.New traffic signals at the Main Street/ Church Street and Main Street/ Colbert Terrace junctions with controlled pedestrian crossings.Realignment of the junction at Main Street/ St. Ita’s Road.Upgrade of mini roundabout junction at Colbert Terrace/ Tesco.Development of a pedestrian link between Main Street and Grove Crescent public car park.New coach parking and set downs areasLimerick City and County Council would like to know your opinions.All submissions or observations must be made in writing to The Planning and Environmental Services Department, Limerick City and County Council, Dooradoyle, Limerick V94 WV78 on or before 4pm on Thursday, February 8.More information here TAGSAbbeyfealeChurch StreetColbert TerraceGrove CrescentLimerick City and County CouncilMain StreetPublic consultationSt It’s Roadtraffic plan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin Ireland’s First Ever Virtual Bat Walk to take place in Limerick Email Call to extend Patrickswell public sewer line center_img Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead Advertisement WhatsApp €1.5 million boost for five County Limerick towns from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund Previous articleLimerick advocates needed to help young people reach their potentialNext articleThe return of Kevin Barry for Limerick Literary Festival Editor Facebook NewsCouncil seeks public opinion on Abbeyfeale traffic proposalsBy Editor – January 9, 2018 2269 Printlast_img read more

e-biz in brief

first_imge-biz in briefOn 10 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. This week’s e-biz news in briefUnusual ways of saying‘thank you’HR managers lookingfor more unusual ways to reward staff can choose from a new set of experiencesthat can soon be bought online from Virgin Incentives. They include a packagecalled The Boardroom, which entails seminars with leading business figures. Thefull range of experiences span adrenaline-pumping air-, water- and motorsportsto the rather more civilised lunch at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons. And if your sales team has bust every target this year, how aboutrewarding them with a week for 26 people on Richard Branson’s private island,Necker, at £275,000?   www.virginincentives.co.ukAdvice on moving onjust a click awayGuardian Media Group’semployment site workthing.com has signed content exchange and marketing dealswith online HR site OneClickHR.com and recruitment site I-Resign.com. Thelatter offers advice to people considering resignation. Workthing will featuregeneral HR content from OneClickHR on its site, as well as tools such aspayroll processing. The I-Resign deal sees workthing embedding its job searchengine into I-Resign’s home page.www.I-resign.com    www.Oneclickhr.com    www.workthing.comSingle path tomanagement learningFinancial trainingcompany Time2Learn is using Pathlore’s Learning Management System (LMS) toplan, deliver and manage its training courses via a single portal. “Weneeded a sophisticated system that enabled us to record and track users throughthe learning process and then assess their performance in e-learning as well astraditional classroom courses,” says CEO John Newlands.   www.pathlore.comScottish site switchese-recruiterScotland On Line isreplacing its established Recruitment.Scotland.net with enhanced onlinerecruitment service Scottishappointments.com. The service gives employersgreater management control over vacancies, allowing them to receiveapplications and search a database of CVs to find active jobseekers.Scottishappointments focuses purely on the Scottish market and serves smallbusinesses up to blue-chip clients. It claims it will attract over 20,000 newusers every month. ScotlandOnline.com receives more than 420,000 users amonth.   www.scotlandonline.com    www.scottishappointments.com Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more