Five journalists currently held, four others released – Internet restored for a few hours

first_img Follow the news on Myanmar RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum MyanmarAsia – Pacific Organisation The two organisations welcome the release of Min Zaw, 56, the Burmese correspondent of the Japanese newspaper Tokyo Shimbun. He was freed on 3 October after being held for six days. Reporter Nay Linn Aung of 7-Days Journal and Kyaw Kyaw, an editor from Seik Ku Cho Cho (Sweet Thoughts) Publishing House, were also released after being arrested. Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association welcome the release of Kyaw Ze Yar Tun of the newspaper The Voice. In a separate development, Internet connections were restored for a few hours today.The Internet came back on at 2 p.m., and some Rangoon Internet cafés opened for the first time in nearly two weeks. But it was cut again a few hours later. Burmese sources said that the Internet, when in came back on, was very slow and that all email messages sent to Burmese (.mm) addresses during the crisis, had been deleted. It was impossible to access news websites and blogs.Reporters Without Borders and the BMA call for the complete restoration of the Internet, without restrictions.____________________________________________________________________________05.10.2007Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association today condemned the continuing detention of a total of six journalists who have been arrested since the start of the pro-democracy demonstrations. They also condemned the crackdown that has followed the protests and said they feared that more journalists could be arrested.”Now that United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari has failed to get the repression stopped, it is important that the international community should continue to call for the release of the hundreds or possibly thousands of people, including six journalists, who have arrested since mid-August,” the two organisations said.”We are appalled by the methods used by the police, who are arresting many people, especially young demonstrators, on the basis of photos taken by plain-clothes police who were in the demonstrations,” Reporters Without Borders and the BMA added.According to the information available to the two organisations, the six journalists and writers held are Maung Yan Paing, a writer living in North Okkalapa, Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, a writer and radio and TV producer, Ye Lwin, a poet, writer and singer with the Mizzima Wave Band, Kyaw Zeya Tun, a reporter with The Voice Journal, Win Ko Ko Lat, a reporter with Weekly Eleven Journal, and photo-journalist Win Saing, who has been held since 28 August A Rangoon reporter said all of his colleagues were afraid to go about with cameras or video cameras. Radio DVB reported that the government has ordered the security forces to identify the journalists and demonstrators who sent photos and video footage abroad showing the demonstrations and their violent dispersal. The information ministry, the official news agency and the security forces have reportedly been told to work together to identify the “citizen journalists.”The Burmese public is able now to use the Internet but restricted to Burmese web sites and email messages with Burmese addresses ending in .mm. At the same time, many privately-owned magazines have still not reappeared on news stands. Some are refusing to publish propaganda while others are still waiting for the military censors to approve their next issue.Foreign journalists who have just left Burma say it is getting harder and harder to find reliable Burmese sources. “They are afraid and you no longer know who is who,” said a French-speaking journalist based in Asia. “Those who took part in the demonstrations have been arrested or are in hiding.”The government press has published articles that are critical of the foreign media and accuse them of being “liars trying to destroy the nation.” The New Light of Myanmar, a government daily, has not mentioned the recent nighttime raids in which dozens of monks and civilians have been arrested.The Japanese government is meanwhile said to be about to suspend its aid as a result of the murder of Japanese video reporter Kenji Nagai, whose body has been repatriated.Reporters Without Borders and the BMA finally apologise for including information in recent releases that was not properly verified and turned out to be wrong. The security forces did not search the Traders Hotel and no German journalist was injured in Rangoon. May 26, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific News RSF_en May 31, 2021 Find out more Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi was arrested on 26 or 27 September. As he sustained a head injury, he is being held at the Insein Township hospital, near Rangoon. Ye Lwin was beaten at the time of his arrest on Pansodan Street. He suffers from epilepsy. US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture News News Help by sharing this information News to go further October 9, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Five journalists currently held, four others released – Internet restored for a few hours Receive email alerts Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Donaghey welcomes house purchase scheme, but has some reservations

first_img WhatsApp Donaghey welcomes house purchase scheme, but has some reservations Pinterest Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ By admin – November 17, 2015 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Council tenants in Donegal will be able to buy their homes with a significant discount under a new Government scheme.Up to 130,000 people with incomes less than 20 thousand euro a year will get 60% off the market price of their home while those earning up to 30 thousand will get half off the market price.The scheme will begin in the New Year.Councillor Rena Donaghey says while the scheme will benefit not only them but the wider community of Donegal, she still has some concerns………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/renadonhousebuying.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Facebook Homepage BannerNewscenter_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleDomhnall Gleeson makes modelling debut alongside Gigi Hadid in US VogueNext articleRents rose sharply since July as landlords anticipated new regulations admin Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Darvish pitching like All-Star again for Cubs

first_imgLast Updated: 17th August, 2020 14:28 IST Darvish Pitching Like All-Star Again For Cubs Yu Darvish is finally pitching like an All-Star again, and the Chicago Cubs have emerged as early leaders in the NL Central. WATCH US LIVE Yu Darvish is finally pitching like an All-Star again, and the Chicago Cubs have emerged as early leaders in the NL Central.The Cubs entered this season at a bit of a crossroads. Since winning the World Series in 2016, they’ve won only one postseason series. They didn’t make the playoffs at all in 2019, and David Ross replaced Joe Maddon as manager before this season.The NL Central was hard to figure out coming into 2020, but Chicago broke out early to a 13-3 record, and the Cubs still lead the division by 3 ½ games even after dropping the last three games of their series against Milwaukee.Darvish took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Brewers in Chicago’s 4-2 victory Thursday night.A four-time All-Star with Texas, Darvish was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017, then signed with the Cubs. He’s dealt with elbow and triceps injuries while with Chicago, but this year he’s 3-1 with a 1.88 ERA and playing an important role in his team’s fast start.The Cubs are winning despite a .182 batting average from Kris Bryant and a rough start for Craig Kimbrel. Kyle Hendricks and Jon Lester have both been solid in the rotation along with Darvish.It’s hard to say who the top challenger to the Cubs will be in the division. St. Louis won it last year, but the Cardinals have played only eight games in 2020 because of the coronavirus. Milwaukee has scrambled back to .500 with those victories over Chicago.SOUTH SIDEChicago’s other team has made its presence felt as well, although the White Sox haven’t shown as much consistency as the Cubs. The White Sox are 11-11, but they showed some of their potential Sunday by slugging four consecutive home runs in a 7-2 win over St. Louis.Yoan Moncada, Yasmani Grandal, Jose Abreu and Eloy Jimenez went deep during that streak. With batting champion Tim Anderson and star rookie Luis Robert also in the mix, the White Sox are an entertaining dark horse in the American League. SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 17th August, 2020 14:28 IST Associated Press Television News center_img COMMENT LIVE TV Written By FOLLOW USlast_img read more