Hannibal TV banned from football stadiums

first_img TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News RSF_en Follow the news on Tunisia An announcement by the Tunisian Football Federation (FTF) on 24 March that only the state television channel will henceforth have access to players’ dressing rooms and other non-public areas in stadiums during league, cup and international matches constitutes an act of censorship against Hannibal TV, Tunisia’s first privately-owned television channel, Reporters Without Borders said today.”The Tunisian authorities cannot open up broadcasting to the private sector and at the same time prevent Hannibal TV from working and from covering events such as football matches,” the press freedom organization said, suggesting that the ban was linked to the success of the station’s sports programmes.The organization added: “The country’s first privately-owned TV station is not even allowed to talk freely about sport. That says a lot about the attitude of the Tunisian authorities when they talk of ‘liberalizing the news media.’ One can easily imagine the censorship that is brought to bear on Hannibal TV on more sensitive subjects than football.”The stadium ban on Hannibal TV came after it carried reports about corruption in sport, a subject carefully avoided by the state-owned TV stations. Sports programmes are amount the most popular programmes in Tunisia and attract many advertisers.The FTF’s federal office announced that: “Television stations other than the ERTT (the state radio and TV broadcaster) are banned from accessing the secure areas and dressing rooms. The match supervisor will ensure that this measure is adhered to and will give permission for interviews after the match. Clubs that have private arrangements or contracts with other TV stations must inform the Federation.”When Hannibal TV was launched, President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali said he wanted to ensure that “freedom of expression constitutes the basic rule in the elaboration of Tunisia’s approach to news and information.”The Tunisian authorities decided to open up broadcasting to the private sector in November 2003. A privately-owned radio station, Radio Mosaïque, started up, offering mainly music, and was a big success. The launch of Hannibal TV on 13 February 2005, broadcasting digitally on the Nilesat and Arabsat satellites, ending the two state-owned channels’ monopoly on TV broadcasting. Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Organisation November 11, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts March 29, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hannibal TV banned from football stadiumscenter_img News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News Help by sharing this information December 26, 2019 Find out more to go further News November 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Calanoid copepods from South Georgia, with special reference to size dimorphism within the genus Pseudoboeckella

first_imgThree species of calanoid copepods, Boeckella michaelseni, Parabroteas sarsii and Pseudoboeckella poppei were recorded from 6 freshwater localities in the Husvik area, South Georgia. Of the latter species two distinct size morphs occurred, with no overlap in size even in closely situated populations. The large morph was recorded in lakes, the small was found in ponds. The small morph did not coexist with the large predatory P. sarsii, and we suggest predation pressure from this species as the major cause for the observed distribution of these morphs. The pronounced size segregation as well as small morphological dissimilarities suggest that these morphs are reproductively isolated. While the large morphotype corresponds to that of P. poppei, the taxonomic affinities of the small morph are uncertain.last_img read more

Virginia is for Outdoor Lovers Getaway and Kayak Giveaway

first_imgGRAND PRIZE • BOTETOURT COUNTY GETAWAY PACKAGE This contest is over.Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning date. Entries must be received by mail or through the www.blueridgeoutdoors.com contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on June 31, 2016 – date subject to change. One entry per person. One winner per household. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled, mistranscribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and their promotional partners reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash, or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors office on or beforeJune 31, 6:00 PM EST 2016 – date and time subject to change. Winners will be contacted by the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7 days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received. • River trip for 4 from Twin River OutfittersSee the mountains like you’ve never seen them before. Paddle along The Upper James River Water Trail. Winner can choose kayaks, tubes, or a canoe day trip.• 2-night stay at the Squirrel’s NestA quaint, historic log cabin overlooking the James River in Buchanan, Virginia. Three bedrooms and two baths, accommodating up to six guests. Fully equipped kitchen with a picnic area overlooking the river.• $100 gift certificate* to Brink of the James BistroA retro-themed American bistro with a full-service dining room, outdoor deck and Grab-n-Go retail counter. Offering classics and local craft beer, local wines, and mixed drinks. *excludes alcohol• 4 movie tickets to the historic Buchanan TheatrePlaced on the National Register of Historic Places, the theater plays host to exciting musical groups, film festivals and movies.center_img FIRST PRIZE • APPOMATTOX RIVER COMPANY• Ocean Kayak Malibu Two• Two Extrasport Livery Lifejackets• Two Carlisle Daytripper Paddleslast_img read more

Millions Worth of Cocaine Seized in the Dominican Republic

first_imgBy Dialogo February 24, 2012 The Dominican Republic’s National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD, for its Spanish acronym) landed a heavy blow against drug trafficking when it seized 616 packages of cocaine and arrested the two individuals who were transporting them on February 22. The shipment, distributed in 25 polypropylene bags, was found in the possession of Samil David Arredondo Cedeño and Pedro de Peña Rodríguez. DNCD spokesperson Roberto Lebrón revealed that the seizure was part of “Operation Volcano,” led by the head of the institution, Major General Rolando Rosado Mateo. He stated that the DNCD, via the Sensitive Investigations Tactical Division and with the assistance of the Preventive Police, tracked the individuals until catching up with them in the town of Boca Chica. “We’re dealing with an organization that received the drugs from Colombia or Venezuela using speedboats in order to turn them over to the men we arrested and other identified individuals on the high seas. They received the 616 packages 60 miles off the coast,” said the report provided by the anti-narcotics spokesperson. The same report states that the gang received the drugs for their export, with a final destination probable in Puerto Rico, “but it could also have been to send it to Europe, using a port facility and an airport,” said the report.last_img read more

Europe coronavirus cases reach almost 1 million, coming weeks ‘critical’: WHO

first_imgEurope is in eye of the storm of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the number of cases nearing a million, and should move with extreme caution when considering easing lockdowns, the World Health Organization’s regional director said on Thursday.”Case numbers across the region continue to climb. In the past 10 days, the number of cases reported in Europe has nearly doubled to close to 1 million,” the WHO’s European director, Hans Kluge, told reporters in an online briefing.This meant that about 50% of the global burden of COVID-19 was in Europe, Kluge said. More than 84,000 people in Europe have died in the epidemic, he said. “People are rightly asking: How much do we have to endure? And for how long? In response, we, governments, and health authorities must come up with answers to identify when, under what conditions and how we can consider a safe transition.”Any step to lift lockdown measures must firstly ensure several key things, he said, including that evidence shows a country’s COVID-19 transmission is being controlled, outbreak risks are minimized, and that health systems have the capacity to identify, test, trace and isolate COVID-19 cases.”We remain in the eye of the storm…If you cannot ensure these criteria are in place before easing restrictions, I urge you to re-think,” he said, adding: “There is no fast track back to normal.”  “The storm clouds of this pandemic still hang heavily over the European region,” Kluge said.As some countries start to consider whether restrictions may be eased and whether schools and some workplaces might start to reopen, he said it was critical to understand the complexity and uncertainty of such transitioning.Companies and politicians across the world are worried about the economic impact of a long shutdown, and some countries in Europe – such as Germany, Denmark, Spain and others – are beginning to think about how to ease some societal restrictions.Kluge said the WHO recognized that social distancing policies designed to slow the spread of the virus “are affecting lives and livelihoods”.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Barcelona plan to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on loan from Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 21 Jan 2020 3:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly keen to leave Arsenal this summer (Reuters)But instead of paying a fee to keep Aubameyang, Barcelona’s plan is to sign Inter striker Lautaro Martinez.AdvertisementAdvertisementIt’s claimed that Barcelona’s offer ‘will likely be greeted with an angry response’ by Arsenal.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Gunners are still hoping to convince Aubameyang to sign a new contract.The 30-year-old will have just one year remaining on his current deal with Arsenal at the end of the season.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Barcelona are planning an audacious move for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Getty Images)Barcelona will attempt to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on loan from Arsenal before the end of the January transfer window, according to reports.The Spanish champions are in the market for a new striker following Luis Suarez’s knee injury, which will keep him sidelined for around four months.Aubameyang has already been linked with a move to Spain, while reports have claimed that the striker has asked Mikel Arteta to leave the Gunners.According to Goal, Barcelona have made the signing of Aubameyang this priority before the month is over.ADVERTISEMENTThe report claims that Barca are hoping to convince the Gunners’ hierarchy to accept a loan deal which will run until the end of the season. Barcelona plan to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on loan from Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more