Broadcasting council urged to drop Kanal D prosecution

first_img Follow the news on Turkey TurkeyEurope – Central Asia October 28, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Broadcasting council urged to drop Kanal D prosecution News News News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders urges the Radio and TV Supreme Council (RTÜK) to drop the prosecution it has brought against Kanal D, a privately-owned TV station critical of the government, for broadcasting the reactions of the families of ten soldiers who were killed in an ambush by members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).The station, which is owned by the Dogan group, is facing a possible fine of between 192,000 and 384,000 euros for allegedly contravening article 4 of the broadcasting law (Law 3984), which forbids showing “the terrifying characteristics of a terrorist organization.”The reactions of the relatives were shown on Kanal D’s news programmes on 20 and 22 June. The ten soldiers were killed in ambush by armed PKK members in the southeastern province of Semdinli a few days earlier.Two of the RTÜK’s members, Hülya Alp and Esat Ciplak, have publicly voiced their disagreement with the decision to prosecute. Alp said the broadcast contained no propaganda and just showed “the determination and unity of the Turkish people and soldiers in their defence of the motherland.”Reporters Without Borders can only agree with the criticism of the prosecution voiced by Kanal D’s leading presenter, Mehmet Ali Birand, on CNN Türk. Insisting that journalism was becoming impossible and that press freedom was being violated more than ever, he said: “What are we going to show if we cannot show the grief of families who have lost a son? We cannot give them the microphone? Do they want us to censor what they say? Do they want us to stop working so that others can say everything is perfect?”Turkey was ranked 138th out of 178 countries in the 2010 world press freedom index which Reporters Without Borders released on 20 October. Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img Organisation Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Help by sharing this information Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Univision Airs Series on Operation Martillo

first_img The Univision journalist said that around 10:00 a.m. on the third day of the voyage, his team noticed that the USS Nicholas increased speed to 30 knots. Intelligence reports from land had warned that a speedboat was traveling through international waters in the Pacific with suspicious cargo. By Dialogo July 17, 2012 “While we were on our way to intercept it, a Coast Guard P-3 Orion surveillance plane came within sight of the boat and forced it to stop, but its four crew members began to throw the cargo overboard in order to get rid of the evidence,” Arámbarri explained. By early afternoon, they had succeeded in detaining the boat and cornering its crew members amid the smoke of flares that marked the exact location in international waters between Colombia and Panama. “It was important for Univision, as an international network, to provide coverage of Operation Martillo for our Hispanic audience in the United States and in Latin America, considering the repercussions that drug trafficking has in the region and on its population in general,” Arámbarri said. “Univision felt that it had a commitment to the Latin American region to publicize this joint effort to counteract drug trafficking in our region,” he added. Five episodes making up a week-long miniseries aired from July 9 – 13 on Univision international television network to show a typical day in the execution of Operation Martillo, a joint effort among 14 partner nations from Europe and the Western Hemisphere, including the United States, through the Southern Command, to counteract drug trafficking in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. Arámbarri said that the 10 days on board the USS Nicholas allowed him to see how the U.S. Sailors live as they spend six months far from home on this mission. In addition, he highlighted the fact that each of them plays a key role, from the machinist below decks to the Sailor who operates the desalinization plant and the captain on deck. “They’re all part of a mechanism that makes the frigate function perfectly and the mission be carried out with success.” center_img In the 175 days that the USS Nicholas was deployed in Pacific waters in support of Operation Martillo, the frigate disrupted six attempts to traffic drugs, seizing a total of approximately 7.5 tons of cocaine and 110 kilos of marijuana. The Vessel Search and Seizure (VSS) team, the U.S. Coast Guard’s tactical boarding team, with legal authority to make arrests and seizures, arrested the four alleged drug traffickers. Later, a human chain recovered the packages that were floating in the sea. In total, 500 kilos of cocaine and 109 kilos of marijuana were seized in the operation. Arámbarri commented that, it was interesting to find that a number of packages wrapped in the same way as the drugs turned out to contain blocks of wood. Drug traffickers cheating one another? Whatever the reason, the shipment was successfully intercepted before it reached the streets, and its mules were brought before the courts. Network journalist Ricardo Arámbarri spent 10 days with crew members aboard U.S. Navy frigate USS Nicholas, during which he witnessed the daily life of the men and women who make it possible for that enormous guided-missile ship to function, as well as an interception in international waters that led to four arrests and the seizure of more than half a ton of drugs. To watch the complete series, visit the following link: read more

Half-time: Man City 1 Chelsea 0 – Hosts dominate one-sided first half at the Etihad

first_imgSergio Aguero’s goal put Manchester City ahead in a match they have so far dominated.Aguero netted just after the half-hour mark at the Etihad Stadium, coolly controlling David Silva’s ball into box and then steering his shot beyond Asmir Begovic.The goal came after keeper Begovic, playing in place of the suspended Thibaut Courtois, had produced three saves to temporarily prevent Aguero putting City ahead.In the opening minute the summer signing from Stoke made a superb block to deny Aguero, who returned to the City starting line-up having been a substitute for their game at West Brom.Begovic was soon called into action again, this time keeping out Aguero’s shot after the striker had been found by Aleksandar Kolarov.The Bosnian also did brilliantly to save Aguero’s first-time strike from Jesus Navas’ low cross.Aguero then missed a great chance when he poked wide after John Terry had failed to clear Raheem Sterling’s left-wing cross.But he made no mistake after being set up by Silva – the Argentine’s 10th goal in his last nine Premier League matches.Aguero then turned provider to tee up Sterling, who blazed over.And Eliaquim Mangala missed a great chance to double City’s lead just before the break when he beat Begovic to Kolorov’s cross only to head wide of the target.Chelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Costa. Subs: Blackman, Zouma, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Cuadrado, Falcao, Remy.Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img read more

Arcata wins battle of the Tigers

first_imgArcata High won the battle of the Tigers at the Arcata Ball Park on Wednesday night, defeating Lick-Wilmerding out of San Francisco 6-0 in the opening round of the North Coast Section playoffs.In other playoff action Wednesday, Del Norte fell 11-6 to visiting St. Mary’s, and South Fork defeated Anderson Valley 12-2 in Miranda.For Arcata, Jaden Gorge pitched six innings for the win, holding the visiting Tigers to just three hits and appearing in control throughout.“That’s what he does,” …last_img

Mercedes-Benz unveils electric version at Paris Auto Show

first_imgGerman luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz unveiled its electric version, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive, at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. The luxury carmaker company had made the promise to launch an electric version of its SLS AMG by the end of 2013. According to report on, the car comes with a staggering 740 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. The report citing Mercedes-Benz said, “The SLS AMG Electric Drive will sprint from 0-60 mph in less than 3.9 seconds and easily reach its electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. The fastest gas-powered SLS AMG, the 583-horsepower SLS AMG GT, needs only 3.6 seconds to reach 60 mph, though it isnt hindered by a heavy battery pack.”The report further adds: “The battery back in the SLS AMG Electric Drive weighs just over 1,200 pounds, and is rated at 60 kWh. It has a range of about 150 miles with mixed driving. Charge time takes more than 20 hours using an ordinary household outlet, though Mercedes-Benz plans to offer a quick-charge option.”  The technology behind the AMG Torque Dynamics system was reportedly developed together with engineers from the Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 team, who were able to contribute their extensive know-how with KERS hybrid concepts. It may be noted that the German luxury carmaker has recently launched its new Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer in India. The new luxury car will be priced at Rs 21.49 lakh for the B180 and Rs 24.87 lakh for the B180 Sport (ex-Mumbai).According to reports, Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer is available in two variants B 180 and the B 180 Sport.The car is reportedly packed with safety features with 7 airbags including a knee airbag. Mercedes-Benz is offering a 1.6 litre petrol engine that churns out 122PS of power and is repotedly mated to Merc’ss 7-speed dual clutch gearbox with 3 driving modes.Debashis Mitra, Director, Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India said: “We are extremely excited with the initial response of the B-Class in India. Our Strategy of introducing the segment & then launching the car has been well received by our customers. The huge response only demonstrates that the Three Pointed Star is easily the most aspired brand in India and kicks off a beginning of our product offensive in next couple of year in India.”In coming five to six years, Mercedes Benz India expects cars priced in the Rs.20-25 lakh band to account for 40-50 percent of total sales.With Agency inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoJuventus move for wantaway Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus move for wantaway Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luisby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus are moving for wantaway Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis.It emerged this week that Luis and Atletico have agreed this will be his last season in Madrid.After having a summer move to PSG blocked, Luis has been left frustrated over his treatment by Atletico’s management.Tuttosport says Juve have been watching developments closely and are ready to take Luis on a free transfer next summer.The Bianconeri see the Brazilian as a potential replacement for Alex Sandro. last_img

16 days agoReal Madrid players fed-up with fitness coach Gregory Dupont

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid players fed-up with fitness coach Gregory Dupontby Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid players are becoming fed-up with fitness coach Gregory Dupont.Dupont was hired this summer to replace Antonio Pintus after his decision to leave for Inter Milan. During his time with Real, Pintus was part of three Champions League winning teams.But since Dupont’s appointment, Real’s senior squad have suffered no less than 13 injuries. Dupont arrived from France’s World Cup winning squad on recommendation from Real coach Zinedine Zidane. However, his methods are drawing complaints from the players.That’s according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, when speaking on El Chiringuito.”The players are unhappy with Dupont and miss Pintus,” he stated. last_img read more

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott Says UCLA AD Dan Guerrero Voted Incorrectly On Satellite Camps

first_imgpac-12 logo.Update: I assumed that eight or nine Pac-12 schools were for satellite camps. As it turns out, it was 11, with the assumed dissident being UCLA, according to Stewart Mandel. You can’t make this up.Larry Scott confirmed that 11 of the 12 Pac-12 schools did not support a satellite camp ban. Would not say the 12th, but, now you can guess.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) April 20, 2016Earlier: Two weeks ago, Washington State head coach Mike Leach said that most Pac-12 programs are for satellite camps, and that he didn’t know why the conference voted against it. According to Fox Sports’ Stewart Mandel, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott has an answer: UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero voted the wrong way.New twist in satellite camp ban. Pac-12 commish Larry Scott says their rep, Dan Guerrero, “did not vote the way he was supposed to vote.”— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) April 20, 2016It is unclear whether this was subterfuge by an athletic director whose school is in a talent rich city, or just a mistake, but it makes sense that most Pac-12 programs would want the chance to see players from other areas. While UCLA and USC have the advantage of being in Los Angeles, and Stanford has its own very unique recruiting ability, satellite camps make a ton of sense for pretty much every other program in the league.last_img read more

A closer look at the Gordie Howe International Bridge project by the

first_imgOTTAWA – The final price tag for a new span at the busiest border crossing between Canada and the United States is out, and so too are some other details about the Gordie Howe International Bridge. Here’s a rundown of some key figures:$3.8 billion — Estimated cost to design and build the bridge, ports of entry and a highway interchange in Michigan.6 — Years it will take to build the bridge.$1.9 billion — Anticipated cost over 30 years to operate and maintain the bridge and its the ports of entry.$559 million — Amount the federal government has spent since 2005 to get to the point where construction can begin.400 — Anticipated number of commercial vehicles like trucks expected to cross the bridge every hour.2,500 — Expected number of jobs directly related to construction of the bridge.225 — Size, in American football fields, of the green space at the two ports of entry.162 — The same space, roughly, in Canadian football fields.2.5 — Length of the bridge in kilometres.125 — Lifespan of the new bridge in years.(Source: Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority)last_img read more

Performances Announced for 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards Weekend in Ottawa

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter OTTAWA – The Canadian Folk Music Awards weekend takes place in Ottawa, Ontario on November 18 and 19, 2017 at the Bronson Centre. With a different weekend format this year, the awards weekend ensures even more music, and we are happy to unveil the line-up for each open-to-the-public evening, including some spectacular performers. Tickets and wristbands are now on sale online at and can also be purchased at The Record Centre (1099 Wellington St. W, Ottawa) or Compact Music (785 & 206 Bank Street, Ottawa.).On Saturday, November 18, 2017, audiences will be treated to performances by:MAZ, Twin Flames, Beyond The Pale, BEYRIES, Kobo Town and Danny Michel.The awards for Children’s Album of the Year, Contemporary Singer of the Year, Solo Artist of the Year, Songwriters of the Year (French, English and Aboriginal), Producer of the Year, the Oliver Schroer Pushing the Boundaries Award and World Group of the Year will be presented throughout this evening. Gerry Strong, the recipient of the 2017 Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award will also be honoured this evening..On Sunday, November 19, 2017, audiences will enjoy performances by:Cassie & Maggie, Braden Gates, Coco Méliès, Scott MacMillan & Colin Grant, Oh Susanna and Stephen Fearing..The awards for Young Performer of the Year, New/Emerging Artist of the Year, Instrumental (Solo Artist and Group) of the Year, Contemporary Album of the Year, World Solo Album of the Year, Traditional (Album & Singer) of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Ensemble of the Year will be presented during this evening.. Login/Register With: We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.center_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more