Reporters Without Reporters un-blacklisted

first_img News September 4, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Reporters un-blacklisted Help by sharing this information MyanmarAsia – Pacific RSF_en MyanmarAsia – Pacific News to go further The government of Burma has removed 2,082 names from a list of organizations and individuals barred from the country, among them representatives of Reporters Without Borders, who had been barred from Burma for 25 years.“We hail this announcement, which follows the lifting of prior censorship for certain publications, and we hope to be able to confirm its validity in the near future,” the press freedom organization announced.Burma still faces challenges in the media field, the organization said. “The first priority is to initiate major reforms of laws that involve press freedom, as well as laws on ‘cyber-crimes,’” said Christophe Deloire, director general of Reporters Without Borders. “These are actions to which we hope to lend our support.”Government action is also needed to improve working conditions for journalists, and to establishing a legal environment favourable to formation of private media companies, Reporters Without Borders said. The organization noted that it had received repeated invitations from Burmese media organizations, journalists and bloggers who wanted to express their views on how to end censorship and to expand press freedom. “An international conference in Rangoon on 24 and 25 September organized by the Democratic Voice of Burma and the government could provide an excellent opportunity for Reporters Without Borders to enter discussions, on the ground, concerning public media,” Deloire said.Before the 28 August action, Burmese immigration authorities had kept a list of 6,165 people and organizations prohibited from entering the country. They included the sons of Aung San Suu Kyi, the opposition leader recently elected to parliament, as well as businesspeople, political activists and journalists.Burma is still ranked 169th out of 179 countries in the Reporters Without Borders 2011-2012 Press Freedom Index. May 26, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img May 12, 2021 Find out more RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Organisation News US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Receive email alerts Follow the news on Myanmar Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar May 31, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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IS IT TRUE JULY 22, 2016

first_imgIS IT TRUE that the City-County Observer has received several emails and phone calls encouraging State Auditor Suzanne Crouch to place her name in the hat for Governor? …her supporters tell us Mrs. Crouch does have many attributes that would make her a formidable candidate for Governor?IS IT TRUE that fans of Suzanne Crouch for Governor point out that she has fund-raising and experience in conducting WINNING campaigns on various levels, from a County Commissioner district all the way up to state-wide? …her supporters tell us that she has excellent fund-raising capabilities?  …they also tell us that shall her character can withstand thorough vetting and shall remain above petty personal attacks?IS IT TRUE that this kind of enthusiastic support for a potential candidate is unprecedented in the history of CCO? …we are anxious to see if she does submit her name for consideration to be Indiana’s first female governor in modern time?  …if she submits her name to run for Governor on the GOP ticket this mean she has the votes to win the primary battle against 4 other competitors?  …this is a developing story worth following?IS IT TRUE as of this morning 560 people voted in our “Readers Poll” over the last 4 days?  … the  “Readers Poll” question is ” Who are you voting for as the next Governor of Indiana”?  …560 people voted in this poll so far?  ……State Auditor Suzanne Crouch has received a whooping 279 votes so far?IS IT TRUE that Vectren is holding the required public discussion of the utility’s 20 year plan today? … we are curious to see what the future holds in store for us, the rate-payers? …soon as we get the real details of  Vectren 20 year plan we shall make it public?IS IT TRUE that South Green River was closed to traffic because of a “suspicious package” spotted in the Circle K gas station just south of the Lloyd Expressway? … a robot was used to “disrupt” the package, rather than “detonating” it?  … we encourage anyone who “sees something to say something” for the safety of the general public?  …the CCO would like to congratulate the EPD for a job well done?IS IT TRUE that the Newburgh Chief of Police is serving a five day suspension?  …the cause of the suspension is not being disclosed?  … we wonder if it has anything to do with the speeding ticket written to an elected Vanderburgh County official?IS IT TRUE that the Republican Convention in Cleveland wrapped up last night in Cleveland? …the polls are showing the two Presidential candidates running neck-and-neck, within the margin of error? … next week will see the Democrats hold their convention in Philadelphia?   …its expected to be a much lower key convention than the GOP convention?  …we doubt it?IS IT TRUE this Saturday Ellis Park is holding it’s Camel and Ostrich races? … these events are great crowd-pleasers, and great fun for the entire family?  …we hope to see you there?FOOTNOTE: “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Friday?Todays READERS POLL question is: Who are you voting for as the next Governor of Indiana?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]
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