Posted in poamxfuy

Call for full investigation into Siberian editor’s murder

first_imgNews Organisation News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown The investigation into an outspoken newspaper editor’s murder last week in the Siberian city of Minusinsk must be thorough and impartial and must examine the possibility that it was linked to his work as a journalist, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said today. Follow the news on Russia Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Читать по-русски в PDF / Read in RussianThe body of Dmitry Popkov, 42, the founder and editor of the local newspaper Ton-M, was found on the evening of 24 May. He had been shot nine times with a gun fitted with a silencer. The local office of the Investigative Committee said it intended to consider all possible motives, including a connection to his work. “We note that an investigation is under way into this journalist’s murder,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “Given the sensitive nature of his work and the climate of intolerance towards critics in Minusinsk, serious consideration must the given to the possibility that the murder was linked to his reporting.” Bihr added: “A full and impartial investigation is essential in order to break the vicious circle of impunity that is only too often enjoyed by those who murder or attack Russian journalists.” Popkov created Ton-M in May 2014 after being fired from the municipal council on the grounds that he had been convicted of hitting a diabetic teenager. Popkov denied the charge, saying be was the victim of a provocation designed to punish him for opposing the local authorities. From the outset, Ton-M focused on local politics, especially corruption and abuse of authority, using the slogan, “We write what the others stay silent about.” The stories it covered included the case of a former Minusinsk official who was convicted of fraud. Popkov was one of the signatories of an appeal to the Regional Union of Journalists earlier this month accusing the local authorities of violating the rights of the media. It followed an announcement by the city’s mayor that a complaint would be filed with the local prosecutor accusing unaccredited journalists of “provocation” during a municipal council meeting on 5 May and “obstructing” its work. In response, the journalists accused the council of making it much harder to get accreditation. The dispute is one of the latest examples of a growing mistrust and intolerance on the part of local officials towards journalists. A decree issued on 16 May included unaccredited journalists along with drug addicts and alcoholics on a list of persons banned from entering municipal buildings. Popkov is the second journalist to be murdered this year in Russia. The first was Nikolai Andrushchenko, who died in a Saint Petersburg hospital on 19 April from the severe injuries he received in a brutal attack.He had covered organized crime and cases of corruption involving members of the local elite. Russia is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Previous RSF press releases have condemned the growing harassment of independent media outlets by the authorities, the curtailment of Internet freedoms and chronic failure to punish those who attack and murder journalists. May 5, 2021 Find out more News May 30, 2017 Call for full investigation into Siberian editor’s murder June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Receive email alerts Related documents cp_dmitri_popkov_ru.pdfPDF – 71.41 KB RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption to go further May 21, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Continue Reading... Call for full investigation into Siberian editor’s murder
Posted in ztchkuwm

Bernadette Peters Is the Oprah of Dogs

first_imgTony winner and self-proclaimed “doganizer” Bernadette Peters loves dogs so much, she’s giving them out to children like candy on Halloween. The Broadway legend, whose third children’s book Stella and Charlie: Friends Forever is now out, stopped by Live with Kelly and Michael on November 5 to discuss the importance of adopting animals from rescue shelders. “When you rescue an animal,” Peters explained, “they know the difference. They are so grateful and they bond with you.” Peters then proceeded to parade some pups from the Humane Society—but not before giving them makeovers. Check it all out in the following clip, in which Bernadette:1. Salsas her way onto the stage2. Shows off Lorenzo’s “Daniel Craig haircut” and Ryan’s “new Beyoncé haido”3. Lets a trio of young siblings play with Benjamin4. Surprises said siblings by revealing that their parents have already adopted him(!!!)No you’re crying. View Commentslast_img read more

Continue Reading... Bernadette Peters Is the Oprah of Dogs
Posted in dbfvziex

European Athletics Championships cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

first_imgEuropean Athletics Championships, due to take place in Paris in August, have been cancelled because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of the Paris 2020 European Athletics Championships,” said European Athletics interim President Dobromir Karamarinov. “We had hoped in these troubled times to offer European athletes a major event to aim for at the end of this summer. “Unfortunately, today we were informed by the Organising Committee and French Athletics Federation that, after discussions with the relevant French national and local public health and safety authorities, they were no longer able to proceed with delivering the Championships this August and were forced to cancel the event. “Whilst we regret announcing the cancellation of our European Athletics Championships, it is worth reiterating that in these unprecedented times the health and safety of all athletics’ stakeholders including athletes, fans, officials, partners and everyone connected with the sport is paramount. read also:2022 world athletics championships set for July 15-24 “We will always do what is best for the members of our athletics family and the wider public.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee European Athletics interim President Dobromir Karamarinov said the decision was taken “with great regret.” The Championships were due to take place at Charlety Stadium in Paris from August 25 to 30, but were cancelled today following an extraordinary meeting of the Paris 2020 Organising Committee and the French Athletics Federation. An earlier meeting involving French authorities, European Athletics and the Paris 2020 Organising Committee evaluated all possible options for holding the Championships this year on the scheduled dates. The decision to cancel was driven by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic globally, and the current ban on mass gatherings in France. The Paris 2020 European Athletics Championships, scheduled to take place at the Charlety Stadium from 25-30 August, have been cancelled.Advertisementlast_img read more

Continue Reading... European Athletics Championships cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic