Media attacked by ministers and MPs for Iraq war coverage

first_img United KingdomEurope – Central Asia United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Safety of journalists remains active concern in Northern Ireland as BBC Panorama team is threatened Organisation Foreign secretary Jack Straw said on 1 April that the kind of media pressure surrounding the Iraq war would have made World War II more difficult to win. He told a meeting of the Newspaper Society it “might’ve been much harder to maintain the country’s morale after Dunkirk if live reports had confronted the public with the brutal reality of German technical and military superiority.” RSF_en March 23, 2021 Find out more February 12, 2021 Find out more February 11, 2021 Find out more RSF condemns BBC broadcast ban as example of Chinese government reprisal April 8, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media attacked by ministers and MPs for Iraq war coverage to go further News News Reporters Without Borders called today on British government ministers and MPs to stop their sharp criticism of British media coverage of the Iraq war, saying it was unacceptable pressure to get the media to change its policies. It also accused them of trying to discredit the work of certain journalists.Tory MP Christopher Chope told the House of Commons on 3 April that the public-service broadcaster the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (which receives state funding for its World Service) reporting of Iraqi statements meant British taxpayers were being “forced to subsidise Saddam Hussein’s propaganda campaign.” He called on the BBC to withdraw its journalists from Baghdad.Labour MP Kevin Hughes also criticised the journalists and suggested they were cowards. Defence minister Geoff Hoon attacked the daily paper The Independent and its correspondent in Baghdad, Robert Fisk, and implied he had allowed himself to be fooled by the regime and had dubious sources.Home secretary David Blunkett said on 2 April that journalists reporting behind “enemy lines” and giving “blow by blow” accounts of what was happening there were treating the US and British forces and the Iraqi regime as “moral equivalents.” Journalists retorted that they had a right to inform the public and accused the government of trying to muzzle the press. Help by sharing this information Solidarity with Swedish media outlet Realtid ahead of UK defamation case hearing News News Receive email alerts Follow the news on United Kingdomlast_img read more

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Stanley Cup Final 2019: Three takeaways from Bruins’ Game 3 win over Blues

first_imgThe Bruins weren’t intimidated by the raucous atmosphere at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday. Not one bit.Boston came out and scored three goals in the first period including one in the final minute and rode that momentum to a 7-2 victory and a 2-1 series lead. This was the first Stanley Cup Final game played in St. Louis in 49 years and the fans were buzzing, but Boston didn’t care. The Bruins cared so little that it scored on its first three power-play opportunities and ran goalie Jordan Binnington for the first time in his young career.Three takeaways from Bruins’ Game 3 win over the BluesDictating the gameBoston came into Game 3 knowing one thing for sure: If it didn’t dictate the game in the faceoff circle it was going to be a long night. Ryan O’Reilly dominated the circle in Game 2 winning 65 percent of his opportunities in the faceoff. He did much of that against Patrice Bergeron, who happena to be one of the best at faceoffs in the NHL. Related News Boston’s penalty kill has been absolutely stellar this postseason. It came into Game 3 having held its opponent without a goal on 28 of 29 opportunities. Through two periods Saturday it was 30 of 31. That is flat-out absurd, you didn’t need to be told that, but it’s still a fact. They finished the game 31 of 33 on the penalty kill but St. Louis still went 1 for 5 in the game.If St. Louis can’t get its power play going and stop Boston’s down the stretch of this series, it will lose. Stanley Cup Final 2019: Blues’ Jordan Binnington benched for first time in playoffs Faceoffs were a big reason why St. Louis was successful down the stretch in Game 2 and the Bruins knew they had to clean it up. It was early in Game 3 when they started the game winning 15 of the first 24 faceoffs and scored their first goal off of a faceoff win by Bergeron on O’Reilly.💯 career postseason points for Bergy! #StanleyCupNHL x @massmutual pic.twitter.com/h899NTvL9I— NHL (@NHL) June 2, 2019This was the 100th career postseason point for Bergeron and it got Boston off on the right foot for the rest of the game.The Bruins were up 3-0 after the first period and 5-1 midway through the second. They dictated this game from the beginning by winning those 50/50 plays when they needed to and it led to a victory.Shades of FebruaryWhen the Bruins acquired Charlie Coyle from the Wild in February they knew they were going to get a winger who could help the team’s depth and maybe score a bit in the playoffs. We’re pretty sure they didn’t think they were going to get a guy who looks like the team’s best player in the Stanley Cup Final.OK, we all know Tuukka Rask and Patrice Bergeron have been the best players in the postseason for Boston, but what Coyle has done cannot be ignored. He scored his third goal of the finals in the first period Saturday, which leads Boston for the series, and now has eight goals in the playoffs.Puck movement is key to scoring a #BudLightBeauty like this. pic.twitter.com/CRuBfHeM7Y— NHL (@NHL) June 2, 2019Coyle now only trails David Pastrnak and Bergeron in goals for the Bruins this postseason, and the only reason he does is because those two players scored goals in Game 3 as well. Coyle hasn’t just been a nice addition, he’s turned into a weapon for Boston and is a huge reason why the team is up 2-1 in the series.Bruins’ special teams truly are specialIt may start sounding like a broken record, but the fact is the Bruins’ power play and penalty kill are a huge reason why they’re up 2-1 in the series.In Game 3, the Bruins went 4 for 4 on the power play and are now 6 for 14 in the series. Even tougher for St. Louis though, the Blues went 0 for 2 on their special teams chances through the first two periods which is effectively a five-goal swing in the game.last_img read more

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NASCAR at Chicago: Start time, lineup, TV schedule, live stream for Camping World 400

first_imgThe 1.5-mile tri-oval is just the kind of track Truex likes and he should once again compete for a win this week.MORE: Watch the Camping World 400 live with fuboTV (7-day trial)​At the same time Kevin Harvick is still looking for that elusive first win of 2019, Kyle Busch continues to drive well, Joey Logano is coming off of his second win of the year two races ago and Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin are always competitive on these types of track as well.All that said we should have another good race this weekend as the Cup series will hit two 1.5-mile tracks over the next three weeks with Daytona in between.What time does the Camping World 400 start?The Camping World 400 will take place Sunday, June 30. Live coverage begins on NBCSN at 3 p.m. ET.What TV channel is the Camping World 400 on?The Camping World 400 will be broadcast nationally on NBCSN. The race can also be live-streamed on the Fox Sports Go App or by subscribing to fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.Camping World 400 schedule, how to watchAll of the events leading up to the week, including practices and races for the Xfinity Series, can be seen on NASCAR.com, PRN, MRN and FS1.Here’s a daily schedule of events leading up to the Camping World 400. NASCAR gets back to intermediate track racing this weekend for the Camping World 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois.Martin Truex Jr. is coming off of his second straight win at Sonoma Raceway and that momentum should serve him well at this track. (All times Eastern)Thursday, June 27TimeEventChannel2:35 p.m.Truck Series first practiceNo TV4:35 p.m.Truck Series second practiceNo TV6:35 p.m.Truck Series final practiceNo TVFriday, June 28TimeEventChannel4:05 p.m.Xfinity Series first practiceNBCSN5:05 p.m.Truck Series qualifyingFS27:05 p.m.Xfinity Series final practiceNBCSN9 p.m.Truck Series Camping World 225FSN/MRNSaturday, June 29TimeEventChannel11:05 p.m.Cup Series first practiceNBCSN/MRN12:05 p.m.Xfinity Series qualifyingNBCSN2 p.m.Cup Series final practiceNBCSN/MRN3:30 p.m.Xfinity Series Camping World 300NBCSN/MRN6:35 p.m.Cup Series qualifyingNBCSN/MRNSunday, June 30TimeEventChannel3 p.m.Cup Series Camping World 400NBCSN/MRNCamping World 400 Starting LineupBelow is the full starting lineup for the Camping World 400.StartingDriverNumberTBDLandon Cassill00TBDKurt Busch1TBDBrad Keselowski2TBDAustin Dillon3TBDKevin Harvick4TBDRyan Newman6TBDDaniel Hemric8TBDChase Elliott9TBDAric Almirola10TBDDenny Hamlin11TBDRyan Blaney12TBDTy Dillon13TBDClint Bowyer14TBDGarrett Smithley15TBDRicky Stenhouse Jr.17TBDKyle Busch18TBDMartin Truex Jr.19TBDErik Jones20TBDPaul Menard21TBDJoey Logano22TBDWilliam Byron24TBDReed Sorenson27TBDCorey Lajoie32TBDMichael McDowell34TBDMatt Tifft36TBDChris Buescher37TBDDavid Ragan38TBDDaniel Suarez41TBDKyle Larson42TBDDarrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.43TBDRyan Preece47TBDJimmie Johnson48TBDTBA51TBDTBA52TBDBJ McLeod53TBDQuin Houff77TBDAlex Bowman88TBDMatt DiBenedetto95last_img read more

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Aleksić: We Achieved an Excellent Result at the European Championship

first_imgOur junior basketball team made a great success last night by winning over Czech Republic and by placing itself into A division.Our juniors will surely be among the first 12 representations, but we don’t know yet on which position. Our team’s playmaker Đorđe Aleksić played a great match yesterday and scored 18 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. At the whole tournament, he has an average of 11.3 points, 3.6 assists and 2.6 rebounds.“We achieved a great result. We followed all coach’s ideas he had before this match and won. We are now among the 12 best in Europe and we placed ourselves into A division. I would like to use this opportunity to congratulate to all boys on great matches and their big effort, and to thank are expert team and the Basketball Union on supporting us.” – was communicated from the www.basket.ba. (Source: Sport Centar)last_img read more

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LSU hands Oklahoma another SEC-style beatdown in College Football Playoff

first_imgThe truth isn’t always easy to accept. The SEC champion, led by a record-setting performance from Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow, toasted the Big 12 champion, 63-28. It was another example of a concept conspiracy theorists have tossed around since the Bowl Championship Series.Is it SEC bias? No. This was another confirmation of the SEC’s power: a flex, as the kids like to say. And Ed Orgeron’s LSU team flexed for the SEC, all right.MORE: Takeaways from LSU’s record-setting blowout of OklahomaLSU has a chance to win the conference’s 12th national championship since the BCS began in 1998. The SEC improved to 6-1 in College Football Playoff semifinals. The conference is 11-5 in championship games, and two of those title-game losses came in head-to-head matchups with other SEC teams.The Tigers now have a chance to win their third national championship since the BCS era, and this one comes in a season where Orgeron refurbished the offense around offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger and passing game coordinator Joe Brady: one that piled up an FBS-best 554.4 yards per game during the regular season. It was even better on this penultimate stage, putting up a record-692 yards against the Sooners in another SEC-style beatdown.This explains why the Tigers were double-digit favorites. They banked victories against top-10 teams in Texas, Florida, Auburn, Alabama and Georgia in the regular season, leap-frogging Ohio State in the final College Football Playoff rankings — a move that kicked up some of those SEC bias cat-calls from the tin-foil crowd.So, LSU went out and blew the doors off the Sooners. It might have been expected, but it was still done in somewhat-stunning fashion. Burrow hit 21 of 27 passes for 403 yards and seven touchdowns in the first half, building a 49-14 lead. He finished with 515 total yards (493 pass, 22 rush) and eight total scores.Justin Jefferson caught a Peach Bowl-record four touchdowns, part of a game in which he caught 14 passes for 222 yards. The Tigers’ defense helped stretch that lead out by bottling up Jalen Hurts and his well-documented rushing ability. By the time Thaddeus Moss, the son of NFL Hall of Famer Randy Moss, scored with 4:18 remaining in the first half, it was OK to say it out loud:The Sooners got Mossed.MORE: Updates, scores, highlights from LSU’s record-breaking winLSU scored on seven of its eight possessions in the first half. The Tigers coasted after halftime, but Burrow added a touchdown run for added emphasis as LSU lapped Oklahoma in a Big 12-style track meet. Or was it a SEC-style track meet? Whatever it was, LSU out-classed Oklahoma, and will likely be favored in the championship game against either Clemson or Ohio State.But not before another round of conspiracy theories are tossed around: The CFP committee took care of the Tigers by putting them in Atlanta. The Playoff set up perfectly for LSU, which will have a virtual home game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. It’s SEC bias from ESPN and the SEC Network and Pawlllll. …No, it’s not. This is a complete team with a future No. 1 pick in Burrow at the offensive controls. Burrow generated more than half a million in donations to the Athens food pantry with his Heisman speech off the field, then hit every note in dicing up the Sooners’ secondary on the field. If the Cincinnati Bengals don’t take this guy, they will regret it for the next decade. No. 1 LSU played in its first College Football Playoff semifinal on Saturday. No. 4 Oklahoma played in its third straight, and fourth in five years.And yet the Tigers toyed with the Sooners all throughout the Peach Bowl. How? But back to LSU: This is a team playing on a level reserved for that Cadillac-class of SEC champions that have dominated that BCS and the Playoff eras. This LSU team is built for this moment, both on and off the field, and that’s just part of the identity of a conference that continues to claim, “It just means more.”How many times does that need to be confirmed before it’s accepted for what it is? It’s not bias.It’s reality.last_img read more

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