Journalist held on treason charge in Ukraine

first_img RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan RSF_en May 18, 2018 – Updated on June 6, 2018 Journalist held on treason charge in Ukraine UkraineRussiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression UkraineRussiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is worried about the arrest of Kyrylo Vychynski, a Ukrainian journalist who heads RIA Novosti Ukraine, the Ukrainian branch of the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti. He has been charged with high treason.Vyshinsky was formally placed in pre-trial detention yesterday following his arrest in Kiev on 15 May, when the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) searched his office and his home. Accused of “subversion by means of information,” he has been transferred to the southeastern city of Kherson, where the Crimea in exile prosecutor’s office is based.“The charge of high treason and pre-trial detention are extremely serious measures,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “The authorities must either precisely explain how the alleged actions constituted high treason or release Kirill Vyshinsky without delay.”Bihr added: “No one can ignore the destructive scope of propaganda in Ukraine in recent years, but Ukrainian and international law must be respected in the course of combatting propaganda.”According to an SBU communiqué, Vyshinsky participated in “propaganda actions” in support of Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. As evidence against him, the SBU has produced three screen captures of opinion pieces written by other people and published on the website of his media.The authorities also claim to have established that RIA Novosti Ukraine, which was registered as an autonomous entity in order to circumvent the sanctions that Ukraine placed on Russian state media, is in fact financed by Moscow. According to photos circulated by the SBU, Vyshinsky also allegedly received two Russian medals and Russian citizenship.Ukraine is not officially at war with Russia, but Ukrainian legislation refers to Russia as an “aggressor state” because of its annexation of Crimea and its support for eastern Ukraine’s separatists. Vyshinsky was arrested a few hours before a bridge linking Russia to Crimea was inaugurated with much fanfare.Vasily Muravitsky, a Ukrainian journalist working for Russian media held since August 2017, is also charged with high treason. Separatists in Donetsk have meanwhile been holding Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty correspondent Stanislav Aseyev since June 2017 for allegedly spying on behalf of Ukraine. And the Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko has been held on a spying charge in Russia since 2016Ukraine is ranked 101st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Russia is ranked 148th. Receive email alerts Credit: Genya Savilov / AFP June 8, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more News to go further “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News News Organisation Help by sharing this information News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

iPhone 12 mini Users Report Touchscreen Issues on Lock Screen, Apple Yet to Acknowledge

first_img– Advertisement – iPhone 12 mini early adopters are reporting a touchscreen issue from day one of their usage. The issue seems to only occur on the lock screen, preventing users from accessing the camera or flashlight, or even just swiping up to unlock the screen. iPhone 12 mini users report that the inability to respond to touches on the lock screen crop up only when it has a case and screen protector on, and there is speculation that it could be a conductivity or grounding issue. Apple hasn’t acknowledged the issue yet, and there is no clarity on what is causing this, or whether it can be fixed with a software update.Apple forums, Macrumors forums, and Reddit are filled with user complaints of this touchscreen issue on the iPhone 12 mini. The problem only seems to be there on the lock screen, and arises when the iPhone 12 mini is inside a case and also has a screen protector. Affected users aren’t able to launch the camera or flashlight on the Lock Screen, and also aren’t able to swipe up to unlock. Touching something conductive like the phone’s frame or the camera lens frame helps resolve it.- Advertisement – Once unlocked, the touchscreen issues vanish and the iPhone 12 mini starts working smoothly once again. Apple hasn’t acknowledged the problem yet, and the possible workarounds include not putting a screen protector or a case. Users report that the problem arises only when both are installed in. Furthermore, users are also reporting that the iPhone 12 mini lock screen touch issue resolves itself when plugged into a wall charger. Hopefully, Apple will offer more clarity on the nature of the problem and offer a fix soon.The iPhone 12 mini has gone on sale in India just a few days ago. It is priced at Rs. Rs. 69,900 for the 64GB storage variant, Rs. 74,900 for the 128GB mode, and Rs. 84,900 for the 256GB storage option.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement –last_img read more

ADES secures second jack-up extension in two weeks

first_imgADES International, an oil & gas drilling and production services provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has secured a contract renewal for the Admarine 261 jack-up rig in Saudi Arabia.Illustration. Source: ADESADES said in a statement on Monday that the Admarine 261 renewal was for one year, which would be effective upon the expiry of the current contract in February 2020, at the same daily rate.The MENA-focused drilling firm, which owns 13 jack-up drilling rigs, did not say what the day rate was but VesselsValue claims that the previous deal was for $67,000 per day.According to Bassoe Analytics, the rig has been working in Saudi Arabia under a contract with Saudi Aramco since June 2015.It is worth noting that this extension comes less than two weeks after ADES won an extension for the Admarine 262 jack-up rig.The extension for the Admarine 262 was for a five-year term on a higher day rate, estimated to be around $75,000.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more