Government urged to lift ban on film about journalist imprisoned for 17 years

first_img News October 2, 2020 Find out more SingaporeAsia – Pacific RSF’s denounces Singapore’s disregard of press freedom ahead of its Universal Periodic Review Singaporean website prosecuted over election coverage April 23, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government urged to lift ban on film about journalist imprisoned for 17 years News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Singapore Help by sharing this information to go furthercenter_img Organisation RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders today called on the Singaporean government to reverse its decision to ban director Martyn See’s documentary “Zahari’s 17 years,” about former journalist and dissident Said Zahari’s 17 years in detention for defending press freedom in Singapore.“Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s government has used an archaic film law to impose another authoritarian measure violating press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The ban on See’s film must be lifted. This act of censorship is all the more inappropriate and ridiculous as his films are available on websites such as YouTube and GoogleVideo. We call for the liberalisation of the censorship and internal security laws that deprive Singaporeans of an environment favourable to free speech.”Since 12 April, anyone suspected of possessing or disseminating a copy of “Zahari’s 17 years” can be sentenced to two yeas in prison and a heavy fine. See was forced to surrender all of his own copies of the documentary to the ministry of information, communication and arts on 11 April.The film consists of a 49-minute interview with Said, the former editor of the newspaper Utusan Melayu, about the reasons he and several colleagues were arrested under a draconian internal security law in 1963, when the government was headed by the current prime minister’s father. Two years before his arrest, Said led a strike by the staff of Utusan Melayu in protest against the government’s takeover of the newspaper.In a letter sent to See’s home on 10 April, the information ministry notified him that the documentary was being banned under article 35 (1) of the Film Act because the authorities would “not allow people who had posed a security threat to the country in the past to exploit the use of films to purvey a false and distorted portrayal of their past actions and detention by the government.” The documentary could “undermine public confidence in the government,” the letter added.The documentary can be viewed athttp://singabloodypore.rsfblog.org/archive/2007/04/12/singapore-zahari-s… SingaporeAsia – Pacific October 15, 2020 Find out more News Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources April 10, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Former Fiann Fail Cllr Denis McGonagle passes away

first_img Tributes have been paid to former Donegal County Councillor Denis McGonagle who died this morning.Today’s meeting of the council was adjourned for a time as a mark of respect to the former Fianna Fail representative for Inishowen.He was described as a gentleman and a true and loyal servant to the Fianna Fail party.Fianna Fail Cllr Martin McDermott has paid tribute to former Cllr Denis McGonagle:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/MARTINMCDERMOTT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Homepage BannerNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Former Fiann Fail Cllr Denis McGonagle passes away Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Facebook Pinterest Previous articleCant Pay Wont Pay Donegal claim Paul Murphy arrest outrageousNext article34-year-old man being questioned in relation to Killea and Newtown ram-raids News Highland Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – February 9, 2015 WhatsApp WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

TVA Closes Its Last Coal-Fired Plant

first_imgTVA Closes Its Last Coal-Fired Plant FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Lauren Bellero for SNL:The Tennessee Valley Authority has taken its Colbert fossil plant off line, marking the end of a 61-year run. The utility removed unit one from service March 23 at the 1,209 MW coal-fired power plant in Colbert County, Ala.Colbert, the last of the utility’s operating coal-fired plants in Alabama, was scheduled to be retired by April 15, the utility said. The Widow’s Creek coal-fired power plant, located in Jackson County, Ala., was taken offline in September 2015, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data.TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson said during the TVA’s Feb. 3 earnings call that the plant’s closure is part of the retirement of more than 7,000-MW of coal-fired generation. Nuclear power, gas-fired power, renewables and energy efficiency are being used to replace the capacity. The TVA plans to generate more than half of its energy from “non-emitting sources” by 2020.Full article ($): TVA retires last operating unit at Colbert coal plantlast_img read more

Anilao’s No. 6 most wanted person falls

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the Anilao police station. The 41-year-old Leonardo Democrito wascaught on the strength of an arrest in Barangay Ito Sur, Cabatuan, Iloiloaround 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 19, a police report showed. ILOILO City – He was listed as the No. 6most wanted person in the municipal police station of Anilao, Iloilo. Democrito – resident of BarangayPalaypay, Anilao – was facing rape charges. He had been hiding from the policefor about five years, the report added. No bail bond was recommended for histemporary liberty./PNlast_img read more

Sadio Mane seals Southampton’s Premier League win against Swansea

first_img Centre-half Van Dijk, the £13million deadline-day signing from Celtic, headed an early opener before Dusan Tadic struck at the start of the second half. Mane then added the third to make it nine goals for free-scoring Saints this week following their Capital One Cup demolition of MK Dons. But Southampton gave themselves some breathing space in the 54th minute when Pelle’s neat chip sent Tadic scampering in behind. The Serbian midfielder looked to have gone too wide but as he cut back inside and shot, the ball looped up off the boot of Ki and flew over Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. And just as Saints fans began regaling their Welsh visitors with a chorus of Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Mane popped up with his fourth goal of the season. Ashley Williams only half-cleared after Pelle prodded the ball goalwards and Mane was on hand to guide a precise, low shot inside Fabianski’s right-hand post from 20 yards. Swansea did at least manage a consolation, ending their recent goal drought, after Neil Taylor was brought down by Jose Fonte in the 82nd minute and Sigurdsson stepped up to tuck in the spot-kick. TWEET OF THE MATCH “@RonaldKoeman: Not our best game but high efficiency and important points! #SaintsFC” – The Southampton boss obviously wanted more from his side despite a comfortable win. RATINGS Southampton Maarten Stekelenburg: 6 Cedric Soares: 6 Jose Fonte: 6 Virgil van Dijk: 7 Ryan Bertrand: 7 Steven Davis: 7 Dusan Tadic: 7 Victor Wanyama: 7 James Ward-Prowse: 6 Sadio Mane: 8 Graziano Pelle: 7 Subs Oriol Romeu: 6 Jay Rodriguez: 6 Swansea Lukasz Fabianski: 5 Neil Taylor: 6 Ashley Williams: 5 Federico Fernandez: 5 Kyle Naughton: 5 Ki Sung-Yeung: 5 Jack Cork: 5 Gylfi Sigurdsson: 5 Jonjo Shelvey: 6 Andre Ayew 5 Bafetimbi Gomis 5 Subs Eder: 5 Jefferson Montero: 5 Leon Britton: 5 STAR PLAYER Sadio Mane: The Senegalese forward looked in the mood from the first whistle and caused Swansea problems all afternoon. Deserved to cap his performance with a goal. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Mane’s goal: Williams only half-cleared the ball and Mane was calm enough to guide the ball inside Fabianski’s left-hand post from 20 yards. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Swansea came to soak up Southampton pressure and maybe hit them on the break. It didn’t work. Southampton’s slick attacking trio of Pelle, Tadic and Mane were too good for the visitors. MOAN OF THE MATCH Swansea leaving Bafetimbi Gomis isolated up front: The French striker always looks a threat when he is on the ball, but cannot do much without it. Might as well have not been on the pitch. WHO’S UP NEXT Chelsea v Southampton (Premier League, Saturday October 3) Swansea v Tottenham (Premier League, Sunday October 4) Swansea, by contrast, are now without a win from their last four matches, although they at least registered their first goal in that stretch when Gylfi Sigurdsson tucked away a penalty. However, the Swans were well beaten by then, as Saturday’s first England-versus-Wales showdown went to the home side. The Swans could have taken the lead in the sixth-minute when Maarten Stekelenburg parried Jonjo Shelvey’s shot into the path of Ki Sung-Yueng. But unfortunately for Ki, the South Korean midfielder’s finish would have looked more at home at Twickenham as he blazed high over the crossbar. Saints began to threaten after Victor Wanyama robbed Andre Ayew and fed Graziano Pelle, who teed up Mane for a shot which he dragged across goal and inches wide. And the opening goal arrived in the 10th minute when Van Dijk shook off the attentions of his marker, former Saint Jack Cork, to power in a near-post header from James Ward-Prowse’s corner. Swansea briefly threatened to rally before half-time but Shelvey’s shot flew over and Stekelenburg saved well low down from Ki. Garry Monk made a double change at half-time, hauling off Cork and the ineffective Bafetimbi Gomis. Virgil van Dijk’s first goal in England and Sadio Mane’s third in a week helped fire Southampton to a 3-1 win over Swansea. Press Associationlast_img read more