Organisation Help by sharing this information Media freedom is under threat now more than ever. A total of 21 countries are now colored black on the press freedom map because the situation there is classified as “very bad,” and 51 are colored red ; the situation in these countries is classified as “bad.” In all, the situation has worsened in nearly two thirds (62.2%) of the 180 countries in the Index. The 2017 World Press Freedom Index unveils woes and ills that are obstacles to media freedom throughout the world.Read more News The 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reflects a world in which attacks on the media have become commonplace and strongmen are on the rise. We have reached the age of post-truth, propaganda, and suppression of freedoms. RSF_en April 26, 2017 2017 Press Freedom Index – ever darker world map
Load remaining images Tedeschi Trucks Band brought their 12-piece to the White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN for an epic night at the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn, with opening support from the North Mississippi Allstars and Los Lobos. While the last few performances in their Wheels of Soul tour have included special guests, like Gregg Allman, Col. Bruce Hampton, Jimmy Herring, Luther and Cody Dickinson, and more, last night’s TTB performance kept it all in the family — though Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi both made their way to the Los Lobos stage before taking the stage on own. The band kept it tight with fan-favorites “Don’t Know What It Means” and “Let Me Get By” off the their most recent 2016 release, while keeping songs like “Midnight in Harlem” and “The Storm” fresh on deck. It wouldn’t be a Tedeschi-Trucks concert without throwing in some bluesy covers, like “The Letter,” “Goin’ Down to Mexico,” “I Pity the Fool,” and Derek’s own “Swamp Raga.” The night was capped with “Are You Ready,” by Sly & The Family Stone, and “Fire and Rain,” by James Taylor. Enjoy these photos from the night, courtesy of Phierce Photo.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band at Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn, Indianapolis, IN – 7/27/16Laugh About ItDon’t Know What It MeansThe Letter (The Box Tops cover)Let Me Get ByRight on TimeGoin’ Down to Mexico (ZZ Top cover)Swamp Raga (The Derek Trucks Band cover)Midnight in HarlemBound for GloryColor of the Blues (George Jones cover)I Pity the Fool (Bobby “Blue” Bland cover)The StormEncore:Are You Ready (Sly & The Family Stone cover)Fire and Rain (James Taylor cover)[Setlist via setlist.fm]
Killenaule have set up a Tipp Senior Football final clash with Clonmel Commercials.Commercials ended the reign of county champions Loughmore Castleiney by 3 points while Killenaule were pushed all the way by Moyle Rovers yesterday needing extra time to emerge one point winners.After the game Killenaule captain Tony Doyle paid tribute to the efforts of Moyle Rovers but said they were determined not to miss out on a place in the county final.