Decision to impose censorship under state of emergency decried

first_img Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists News Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage RSF_en February 26, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information BangladeshAsia – Pacific Organisation Government lifts censorship orderPrivately-owned TV stations resumed broadcasting news programmes this evening. The interim government lifted the verbal ban it issued yesterday.———————-Reporters Without Borders today condemned the interim government head’s decision to impose general censorship on the news media following yesterday’s verbal order to radio and TV stations to stop broadcasting news programmes. Journalists have also been prevented from circulating freely in Dhaka.“The desire to extricate Bangladesh from the current political crisis in no way justifies censorship,” Reporters Without Borders organisation said. “On the contrary, the interim government should guarantee the public’s right to news and information because the country is going through a difficult period. This decision sends Bangladesh back to the dark days of the dictatorship. We call the new interim government head Fakhruddin Ahmed for the immediate lifting of all curbs on press freedom.”President Iajuddin Ahmed yesterday proclaimed a state of emergency and a curfew. He then announced his resignation and the postponement of legislative elections scheduled for 22 January. At the same time, the information ministry’s Press and Information Department gave verbal instructions to terrestrial and cable TV stations to censor news reports.The broadcast media were told to just broadcast the news bulletins issued by the government television station BTV. “This restriction is to be applied until further notice,” a representative of the NTV station told the Associated Press.All the privately-owned TV stations have complied with the news ban. Asked by Reporters Without Borders why they had complied, the news editor of a privately-owned TV station said the broadcast media were not sufficiently organised to resist. “The owners of the TV stations are businessmen with interests to defend,” he said. “They cannot oppose the government.”The authorities have also warned the print media not to criticise the interim government, whose job is to organise the elections. But many daily newspapers have published front-page editorials condemning the censorship measures. Mahfuz Anam, the well-known editor of the Daily Star, wrote: “Since it is not a written order we cannot consider it to have the backing of the law. (…) Friends of democracy never gag the press, only autocrats do. The people of Bangladesh will never accept autocrats.”The privately-owned Radio Today station continued to broadcast news on 11 January. But the authorities today verbally ordered the station to no longer broadcast anything but the programming of the governmental Radio Bangladesh.The police last night forcibly prevented journalists from moving about the capital, now under curfew. Although the media have “emergency service” status, the vehicles of several news organisations including the Daily Star were prevented by police from circulating for several hours.The police also reportedly placed the owner of the Channel One television station, Giasuddin Al-Mamoon, under house arrest in Dhaka.The interim government’s decision to postpone the elections has been welcomed by the opposition Awami League, which organised the recent protests against the elections, claiming they would be rigged in favour of the ruling BNP. January 12, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Decision to impose censorship under state of emergency decried News BangladeshAsia – Pacific May 19, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Bangladesh Reporters Without Borders today condemned the interim government head’s decision to impose general censorship on the news media following yesterday’s verbal order to radio and TV stations to stop broadcasting news programmes. Journalists have also been prevented from circulating freely in Dhaka. to go further News Receive email alerts February 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Become and Artisan at home – make your own

first_imgNewsBecome and Artisan at home – make your ownBy admin – January 24, 2010 587 WE ALL love the taste of something homemade and handmade, it gives you the feeling of quality as you taste and the maker the feeling of pride that appreciation is shown to their creation. Follow these three little recipes and create your own tastes and flavours and savour as you both enjoy the eating and watch as others appreciate your work. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A simple chutneyPerfect for cheeses, curry or served with your favourite cold meats.WHAT YOU NEED600mls Pickling vinegar900g tomatoes, skinned and roughly chopped900g cooking apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped225g raisins225g sugar2tsp Salt2 large onions, dicedWHAT TO DOPlace all of the ingredients in a large saucepan. Heat gently until the sugar dissolves, then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours until all the ingredients are soft and there is no excess liquid remaining.Spoon into warm jam jars and cover immediately.Lemon curdThere’s lots to do with lemon curd, from tarts, pies and cakes to trifle, why not revert to its original traditional roots and spread it on a warm scone.WHAT YOU NEED100g sugar2 Large lemons4 Egg yolks100g Unsalted butter WHAT TO DOFinely grate the rind of the lemons and squeeze them to extract the juice. Mix the grated rind with the sugar. Add the lemon juice to the egg yolks and whisk until evenly blended. Pour over the sugar mixture. Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the egg mixture. Place in the top saucepan of a double boiler and heat gently until thickened, approximately 15 minutes. This recipe produces a jam jar size of lemon curd that is quite thick once cooled. Once opened, refridgerate and use within two weeks.Citrus marmaladeNothing says good morning like a zingy marmalade on toast served with fresh tea or coffee.WHAT YOU NEED3 limes2 lemons2 grapefruits2 oranges (Seville if available)1200g sugarWHAT TO DOScrub and clean the fruit. Peel the fruit as if for eating and then cut the peel into thin strips, removing any excess pith. Cut the flesh into chunks.Place the flesh and peel in a pan, add 1 litre of water and bring to the boil. Reduce to a gentle simmer for 1 – 1½ hours until contents reduced by 1/3.Remove the pan from the heat, add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Return the pan to the heat and bring to the boil. Boil for 10 – 20 minutes depending on depth of colour required.Boil the marmalade rapidly for an additional 10 minutes, then test for set and if necessary boil until desired set reached.As soon as the setting point has been reached, remove pan from heat. Allow to stand for 15 minutes.Stir well then pour into warmed sterilised jars and cover immediately. Once the marmalade has cooled, place in a cool, dark place. Refrigerate once opened.    Print Email Advertisement Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Previous articlePandora Bell’s box of treatsNext articleNoonan wants bank answers in public admin Linkedinlast_img read more

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SF Cllr says Hogan must consider disposable income stats

first_imgNews LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Facebook Previous articleGovernment looking for people interested in joining Udaras boardNext articleGiven hangs up his international gloves after 125 caps News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Pinterest Google+center_img A Donegal Sinn Fein Councillor says Environment Minister Phil Hogan must rethink the cutting of Donegal County Council’s share of the Local Government Fund to reflect the low level of Household Charge compliance.Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher says a comparison of the compliance figures with the CSO’s annual disposable income statistics show that the higher an area’s disposal income, the higher the compliance rate.She says this proves a link between compliance and ability to pay……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/marit1pm.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp By News Highland – August 14, 2012 SF Cllr says Hogan must consider disposable income stats Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH last_img read more

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World Water Day marked with Think Before you Flush campaign in Bundoran

first_img Previous articlePaul Hegarty says Rovers defeat hard to takeNext articleSave Our St Joseph’s Hospital march this afternoon News Highland World Water Day marked with Think Before you Flush campaign in Bundoran Pinterest Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Bundoran this week, celebrated World Water Day as part of the Think Before You Flush campaign.The initiative aims to tackle the problem of sewage related litter on Ireland’s beaches.Think Before You Flush is a public awareness campaign about the problem sanitary products and other items can cause to the marine environment and waste water systems if they are flushed down the toilet.Bundoran became Donegal’s first Think Before You Flush community towards the end of 2018 joining 14 other communities around the country and yesterday celebrated World Water Day.David Friel, Coastal Officer for Donegal County Council said of the Think Before You Flush campaign that it is heartening to see the amount of businesses who have embraced this campaign and who want to see their waters remain clean and safe for bathers, surfers and recreational users for this and many more seasons to come. By News Highland – March 23, 2019 WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsAppcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Twitter Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Homepage BannerNews Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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India put England in a spin on day two

first_img(REUTERS) – England were left with a mountain to climb after India made 455 in their first innings before returning to blow away the tourists’ top order on a spin-dominated second day of the second Test yesterday.England reached 103 for five, trailing India by 352 runs, at stumps with all-rounder Ben Stokes and wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow unbeaten at the crease.The touring side were rattled in the third over when paceman Mohammed Shami breached captain Alastair Cook’s defence but Joe Root and young opener Haseeb Hameed survived a hostile spell of bowling from the Indians to add 47 for the second wicket before the latter was run-out on 13 by some smart work from wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha.England’s batting mainstay Root, who hit a century in the previous Test in Rajkot, made 53 before he fell to off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who also picked up the wicket of Ben Duckett.Debutant off-spinner Jayant Yadav picked up his maiden wicket with a review after Moeen Ali advanced and then padded the ball away.England were 80-5 at that stage, but Bairstow, unbeaten on 12 and Stokes ensured there was no further damage. Stokes was not out on 12 and survived when a delivery from Yadav kissed, but did not dislodge, his bail.Earlier, Ashwin scored his second half-century of the series to guide India to a strong first-innings score.Ashwin scored 58 and added 64 for the eighth wicket with Yadav (35) after England off-spinner Moeen had claimed three quick wickets to peg back the hosts.Resuming the second day on 317-4 in the first ever Test match in the port city of Visakhapatnam, captain Virat Kohli and Ashwin added 35 in a fifth-wicket stand.Stokes failed to hold on to the straightforward chance from Ashwin but made amends with the very next ball, catching Kohli when the India captain attempted a cover drive.Kohli, who was unbeaten on 151 overnight, hit 18 boundaries in his knock of 167 – an incoming delivery that split the left-hander’s off-stump in two. Moeen dismissed Saha and Ravindra Jadeja in the same over to reduce India to 363-7.Saha wasted a review on a plumb lbw decision while Jadeja did not appeal his leg-before dismissal to a delivery which, replays confirmed, was missing the stumps.Ashwin, who scored 70 and 32 in the first Test at Rajkot, and Yadav then added some crucial runs to India’s total.INDIA 1st innings (overnight 317-4)M. Vijay c Stokes b Anderson 20L. Rahul c Stokes b Broad 0C. Pujara c Bairstow b Anderson 119V. Kohli c Stokes b Ali 167A. Rahane c Bairstow b Anderson 23R. Ashwin c Bairstow b Stokes 58W. Saha lbw b Ali 3R. Jadeja lbw b Ali 0J. Yadav c Anderson b Rashid 35U. Yadav c Ali b Rashid 13M. Shami not out 7Extras: (b-4, lb-5, w-1) 10Total: (all out, 129.4 overs) 455Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-22, 3-248, 4-316, 5-351, 6-363, 7-363, 8-427, 9-440.Bowling: J. Anderson 20-3-62-3, S. Broad 16-2-4- 1, B. Stokes 20-4-73-1 (w-1), Z. Ansari 12-1-45-0, A. Rashid 34.4-2 -10-2, M. Ali 25-1-98-3, J. Root 2-0-9-0.ENGLAND1st inningsA. Cook b Shami 2H. Hameed run-out 13J. Root c U. Yadav b R. Ashwin 53B. Duckett b R. Ashwin 5M. Ali lbw b Yadav 1B. Stokes not out 12J. Bairstow not out 12Extras: (b-4, lb-1) 5Total: (for 5 wickets, 49 overs) 103Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-51, 3-72, 4-79, 5-80.Bowling: M. Shami 8-2-15-1, U. Yadav 6-1-14-0, R. Jadeja 15-3-38–0, R. Ashwin 13-5-20-2, J. Yadav 7-3-11-1.last_img read more

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