RSF urges Indian authorities to protect woman journalist

first_img News April 27, 2018 RSF urges Indian authorities to protect woman journalist Follow the news on India IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists WomenPredatorsViolenceInternet RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Help by sharing this information to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists WomenPredatorsViolenceInternet India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media March 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en center_img News Rana Ayyub has been exposed to a living hell ever since 20 April, when a tweet purporting to have been posted by a TV channel falsely quoted her as having defended the perpetrators of the gang-rape of a child and as having accused the Hindu nationalist government of using the case to persecute Muslims.A torrent of sexist insults ensued. Porn videos have been posted online with her head digitally imposed over the heads of the actresses. There have even been calls for her to be gang-raped and murdered.“I couldn’t sleep for three nights, I couldn’t talk,” she told RSF. “The trolls posted my phone number, the address of my house online. If this is the depth of their hatred, what will stop them from coming into my house as a mob and kill me?”Ayyub has filed a complaint with the police in New Delhi, which she was visiting when she began receiving the threatening messages. A Facebook post left little doubt about the source of the campaign. Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it said: “Look, Rana Ayyub, what they’ve spread about you. Don’t ever dare to speak about Hindus and Modi again.”“The authorities must take proper measures at once to guarantee Rana Ayyub’s physical safety,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “This hate campaign alarmingly recalls the one that preceded fellow journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder last September, probably by members of the Hindu nationalist right. The government and ruling party, which are known to use troll armies, are responsible for her security. The New Delhi police must do everything possible to end this harassment.” Ayyub, who was nominated last October for the RSF Press Freedom Prize, is famous for a book she wrote describing how Modi exploited the anti-Muslim riots in the state of Gujarat in 2002, which marked the start of his rise to the position of prime minister.Ever since Modi’s party won the 2014 general elections, Indian journalists have often reported being harassed when they criticize him or his government, and this harassment has resulted in a significant increase in self-censorship.India has fallen two places in the latest World Press Freedom Index that RSF has just published, and is now ranked 138th out of 180 countries. June 10, 2021 Find out more Rana Ayyub was in New Delhi this week to receive the “youth icon of the year” award (photo: Chandan Khanna / AFP). Organisation Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns an unprecedented week-old hate campaign on social networks against Indian freelance journalist Rana Ayyub and calls on the government and the New Delhi police to do whatever is necessary to protect her. News News In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survivallast_img read more

Syracuse’s defense lets the Orange down late in 2-1 loss to Kent State

first_img Published on September 13, 2018 at 10:24 pm Contact KJ: kjedelm[email protected] | @KJEdelman Facebook Twitter Google+ Shannon Aviza stood still as she watched a Clarke Brown clearance float over her head. The ball crept slowly away from her with 10 minutes to play. SU’s Aviza changed directions, away from the ball, assuming goalkeeper Lysianne Proulx would run up 10 yards from the box to careen it. Proulx didn’t read the play correctly. Like Aviza, she stayed still. Kent State’s Isabelle Mihail read the ball, though. She jumped toward the slow roller, pouncing on it with her right foot. Proulx caught on and ran toward the ball. But she hesitated, motioned backward and Mihail dropped her. She ran free to the right side of the field for an easy finish. “Those things happen. I can’t blame Shannon, I can’t blame (Proulx), things happen in the game,” SU head coach Phil Wheddon said. “Unfortunately, it happened in the wrong part of the field … You have to put that behind you and move on.”SU headed to overtime, then double overtime because of its 80th minute blunder. And like in regulation, Mihail found herself open in the box in the 103rd minute to seal the win for the Golden Flashes. Despite being outshot, 26-10, Syracuse (3-5) only needed 10 clean minutes to pull off a win against KSU, but its backline couldn’t hold up in a 2-1 loss to Kent State (4-3-1). AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEntering the game, Syracuse had allowed 11 goals in its last four games. The stability in its backline was put into question after 4-0 loses to No. 11 Penn State and then-winless Harvard, but SU opened its matchup Thursday on the offensive. The Orange maintained possession for most of the first 15 minutes, something it struggled to do on its road trip, and traded shots with KSU early. The fast pace of the Golden Flashes was limited because SU controlled the tempo. Kate Hostage finished off the assertive first half for the Orange with a 40th minute shot to the right side of the net to make it 1-0. But the second half was a different game for KSU. The Golden Flashes started to accumulate shots off of clears and crosses. In most possessions, Kent State pushed long balls forward to increase the pace. Holding a lead, SU laid back and trusted in its defense. “I personally trust our defense 100 percent,” Hostage said. “They’re going to do their job like we’re going to do our job. In the end, we didn’t put the shots they were taking.”While Jordan Harris started the first half in the net, not allowing a goal, Wheddon made a predetermined switch to go with Proulx for the rest of the game, he said. With the SU backline facing more pressure with the lead, Proulx didn’t let the abundance of shots get to her. A 61st minute block off a header and two diving saves off of close Mihail shots in the box kept SU on top. As the shots kept coming, Proulx buckled up and caught them. In the 77th minute, two gassed SU defenders chased a ball rolling toward their goal with a sizeable lead over the closest KSU player. Seconds later, that forward caught up to them, and tapped the ball in the arms of Proulx. It was the first sight of the backline’s exhaustion.After Aviza let the ball roll toward Mihail to level the score, SU had to start pushing its offense. But with the Orange’s turnovers, the pressure was once again put on the backline in the final 10 minutes. “I’m not blaming anyone. It goes both ways,” Wheddon said. “Sometimes its a case of a midfielder taking a touch and evading pressure, a shot on goal, sometimes it a bad pass that drops kindly for someone. There’s many reasons for shots on goal.”In the first overtime, SU elected to stick with most of its starting defenders. Aviza, Brown and Abby Jonathan played all 103 minutes of the game, while defender Molly Nethercott played 93 minutes. Nethercott made a game-saving tackle when Kent State had an open opportunity in the box early in the first overtime, but after Hostage got injured in the 98th minute, SU was forced to stay back. Three minutes into the second overtime, KSU’s Maddie Holmes crossed a pass to a wide-open Mihail. Mihail shot it high, hit the crossbar, and the ball slowly rolled into the goal. “I’ve devastated by this loss,” Wheddon said, “We knew Kent (State) was going to be a direct team and get behind us. It was very disappointing.”In SU’s last home game, St. John’s doubled the Orange in shots, 9-4. Despite that, the Orange pulled away for a 1-0 victory. This time, the game was set up the same, but SU’s backline couldn’t limit its mistakes, which ultimately cost it the game. “We made some poor decisions, and we got punished for them,” Wheddon said. “Unfortunately, we had to learn that lesson.”center_img Commentslast_img read more

Training camp? What training camp? Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield shotguns beer during Indians game

first_imgBaker Mayfield may be in training camp for the upcoming NFL campaign, but that did not stop the Browns quarterback shotgunning a beer at a baseball game on Saturday.Mayfield was in attendance as the Indians took on the Angels at Progressive Field and made the most of his time on the big screen when cameras honed in on him. Baker Mayfield addresses blowing up at offense: ‘We need to be on the same page’ Odell Beckham Jr. wows with spectacular first catch of Browns camp “I just don’t like the idea of my franchise quarterback spending time at a baseball game. I mean, what are you doing, @bakermayfield? You don’t see guys like Aaron Rodgers shotgunning beers. Just not a good look. Go watch some film.” – @ColinCowherd (probably)Legend.— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 4, 2019Earlier in 2019, several NFL quarterbacks — including Patriots great Tom Brady — went viral on social media when they filmed themselves chugging beer. The 24-year-old was thrown a beer and made light work of busting open the can before downing it in one.The crowd expressed their delight and Mayfield riled them up further by exhibiting his Francisco Lindor jersey, with the Indians going on seal a 7-2 win. Related Newslast_img read more


first_imgClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 11.03.13In Association with Brian McCormick Sports & LeisureWe held our Annual Dinner Dance on Friday night in the Mt. Errigal with special guests Bishop Phillip Boyce, Canon Stewart Wright, PJ McGowan, County Chairman Sean Dunnion, Mayor Dessie Larkin and Sam Maguire. On the night we honoured our All-Ireland winning players past and present with presentations made to Rory Kavanagh and Kevin Rafferty of miniature Sam Maguire Cups with momentos also presented to Charlie Mulgrew, Paul Carr, Eunan McIntyre, Peter McIntyre and Mark Crossan. Rory also scooped to Club Person of the Year award. Connie Maguire was the 2nd recipient of a Lifetime Dedication Award for the hard work he has put in to both St. Eunan’s and Donegal GAA for over 50 years as a player and administrator. The Seniors were presented with their League and Championship Winners medals by former Co. Chairman, PJ McGowan. Ross Wherity won the Senior Footballer Award with Peter Devine awarded the Young Player of the Year. Eimhear Bradley won Ladies Senior footballer and Sean McVeigh was named Senior Hurler of the Year for the 2nd year in a row and received an award in recognition of his Nicky Rackard All Star nomination. Enda Kelly was Reserve Player of the Year and Ciaran McIntyre won the Junior POTY award. Lauren O’Connell & Kaneshia McKinney were the Young Ladies Player winners and Francis Lennon won the Young Hurler of the Year prize. Cormac Goulding was the Cultural Award winner. Appreciation awards were presented to Adrian Shiels, Charlie Harvey and Mickey Mulhern. The Minors got their League campaign underway on Sunday away to Buncrana and came away with a good, narrow 2-point win, next Sunday, St. Patrick’s Day they will be on the road again when they take on Cloughaneely at 12 noon in Falcarragh.Tickets are still on sale for Lord of the Rings 4 – St. Eunan’s v Letterkenny Rugby Club this Friday night, March 15th in the Mt. Errigal Hotel. There are only a small number left and they will not be for sale at the door on the night, so if you need a ticket contact Paddy Mullen, Dermot Higgins or one of the boxers asap.The Sunday Morning Football Academy commences on Sunday, April 7th at 11am with Registrations from 10:30am. The Hurling & Camogie Academy will begin on Friday, April 12th at 6:30pm.All managers are reminded that their players must be registered asap. The club is adopting a zero tolerance policy towards unregistered players due to strict insurance guidelines and no player at any level will be permitted to take the field without being registered. Underage players and managers are reminded that mouth guards are now also compulsory to meet the insurance guidelines and that no players are permitted to play without them, this will be strictly enforced by referees so please remind your players to also have a spare mouthguard. These rules also apply to training sessions, be advised that allowing a player to train or play without a mouhtguard may leave you liable should there be an incident. The Golf Classic has been pencilled in for Saturday, May 25th this year – the day before the Tyrone game so big interest is expected. If you are interested in helping or sponsoring please contact James Friel on 086-8255474.This week’s Lotto numbers were: 4-14-15-19. 4 winners matched 3 numbers and win €25 each. Kelly Halpenny, Meadowhill (Adrian); Aisling Mullen, Glenoughty; Anthony Farren, Letterkenny and Conall Dunne, Lisnennan. Next week’s jackpot is €3,000. GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: March 11th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more