News Receive email alerts Turkish version : Related documents cp_turquie_19-04_tr-2.pdfPDF – 80.31 KB April 2, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en “We came to Istanbul to express our concern about the state of press freedom in Turkey. Even if progress has been made since the 1990s when journalists were being imprisoned in their hundreds, there is a lot still left to do. Turkey is still not a country that respects press freedom. Journalists need to have plenty of courage to do their job. It is a dangerous profession which exposes them to the risk of prison, threats and physical violence. It is worrying to note that all journalists are under threat, no longer just those who cover the army or Kurdish issues as was the case 15 years ago. We call on the Turkish authorities to make the defence of press freedom a national priority. The prime minister should demonstrate his commitment to defending the right of journalists to express themselves freely. Until now, he has not done so”, said Reporters Without Borders at the conclusion of a six-day investigative visit to Turkey. The organisation went to Istanbul from 13-19 April to investigate recent arrests and detention of journalists and to review the state of press freedom in the country. Reporters Without Borders met journalists of all kinds, independent reporters, lawyers for journalists facing court proceedings, members of professional bodies, as well as leading figures from civil society currently campaigning for press freedom. The organisation’s representatives also met with the family and legal representatives of Ahmet Sik, who has been imprisoned since 3 March 2011, and of Hrant Dink, who was murdered on 19 January 2007.The visit allowed the organisation to assess the current campaign for press freedom in Turkey. In addition to a very active civil society, the profession as a whole has shown very heartening solidarity with recently arrested journalists. . A conference was held in Istanbul on 19 April 2011, entitled “Arrests and detention of journalists in Turkey: press freedom in danger”, bringing together, the Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders, Jean-François Julliard, the Secretary General of the Turkish Journalists’ Association (TGC), Sibel Günes, and the representative of the Friends of Ahmet Sik and Nedim Sener, Ismail Saymaz. Reporters Without Borders calls on the Turkish justice system to severely restrict the recourse to exceptional anti-terror measures against journalists who are only doing their job, in particular articles under the anti-terrorist law providing for prison sentences in cases involving “propaganda for a terrorist organisation”, very often leading to journalists being brought before special courts for organised crime, and which should urgently be repealed. The organisation urges the Turkish authorities to react seriously to the lists of imprisoned journalists drawn up Turkish and international NGOs, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the European Union. These lists should be carefully examined in a spirit of openness, and journalists imprisoned solely for their professional work should be immediately released TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Follow the news on Turkey Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News to go further April 28, 2021 Find out more News April 19, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists still harassed despite progress with democracy News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Organisation TurkeyEurope – Central Asia
14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr On October 5, the CFPB announced it had finalized its rule on payday loans. The final rule seeks to provide “common-sense protections” for payday loans, auto title loans, deposit advance products and certain other longer term loans with balloon payments. A key protection under the new rule is that lenders will be required to conduct an ability-to-repay analysis to determine whether the borrower can repay the full amount of the loan without re-borrowing. The final rule also imposes requirements concerning withdrawal practices, disclosures and recordkeeping. The final rule covers a number of different types of loans, but the rule also provides a number of exclusions and exemptions, one of which is of particular importance for credit unions – the PAL exemption.New section 1041.3(e) exempts “alternative loans” from the payday rule. In the preamble, the CFPB explains that this exemption applies to any loan that meets the conditions outlined in the final rule so that any lender, not just federal credit unions, may qualify for this exemption. The CFPB found that this was the best approach to ensure the rules are applied consistently to all lenders. In order to qualify as an “alternative loan,” the loan must meet all of the following conditions: continue reading »
The Ballinahinch clubman, who’s 31 follows in the footsteps of James Woodlock and Conor O’Mahony who also retired in recent days.The midfielder was part of the All Ireland winning Tipp team in 2010 while he also picked up five Munster titles and one league title, while he was also named an All Star twice.Shane says the level of training required to play Championship hurling is intense and this played a role in his decision.
The Ghana Golf Association in collaboration with Ghana @ 60 Years on Committee has officially launched the second edition of the Head of State Invitational tournament.The Head of State Invitational Tournament is a golf competition being organized in honour of the President of the Republic of Ghana and also an opportunity to broker business deals for the country.It is also a platform to groom and give exposure to amateur golfers.Speaking at the launch, the President of the Ghana Golf Association, Mr Mike Aggrey, said “this tournament is not just a golf competition but an informal avenue to bring together decision-makers in corporate Ghana to interact and discuss various business opportunities for the country. We are creating a congenial atmosphere for high profile business meetings and networking.”Mr Aggrey said the event will come off on Saturday, June 16 at the Kumasi Royal Golf Course and President Nana Akuffo-Addo is expected to be present to do the Tee-off and the closing ceremony. Over 150 golfers both local and international are expected to participate in this year’s tournament with over 30 slots allocated to women golfers, he revealed.He continued that there will be a golf clinic on the day of the event to educate people on the technicalities of golf and over 20 prizes will be awarded on the day of the event. The chairman of the launch, Mr Mike Ezan, who is also a former President of the Ghana Golf Association, underscored the importance of this high profile golf event and encouraged everyone to get involved in promoting the game of golf.Mr Ezan expressed gratitude to the sponsors of the competition: UMB, MTN, Global Media Alliance, GCB Bank, SSIC Insurance, Golden Tulip, etc.Present at the launch were the Chairman of Ghana @ 60 years on, Francis Andoh, CEO of Northwestern Solutions, Chairman Ken Amankwa and Esther Amedzro, President of Women Golfers in Ghana.
Mike D’Antoni saluted the “remarkable” James Harden after he inspired the Houston Rockets to a 119-108 victory over the Sacramento Kings with a 50-point triple-double.The reigning NBA MVP poured in 50 points, took 11 rebounds and laid on 10 assists in another strong display at the Toyota Center on Saturday. Harden now has five 50-point triple-doubles in his career. The Kings led by 10 points in the second quarter and held a slender advantage going into the last, but the Rockets earned a fourth win in five matches.”They made a run, which we knew they were going to have in them,” Harden said. “But I just tried to be aggressive, whether it was making an assist or getting to the basket or shooting my shot. That was it.” Rockets’ Chris Paul weighs in on MVP race between James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo 8-0 run to start the second half! pic.twitter.com/EyBgkfpVEM— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) March 30, 2019″It’s remarkable what he does, and he does it every night,” D’Antoni said. “I keep thinking, ‘Gosh, can he do this every game?’ And then he does it for three years.” Related News Coach D’Antoni praised Harden’s astonishing consistency for the playoff-bound Rockets.
The Fair Labour Farmers Union in District #2 Zuezohn clan in Grand Bassa County says poor farm to market road is one of the major challenges affecting their its productivity.The farmers believe that an improved road network will improve their chances of making a better impact through the sale of their produce and to increase their productivity.In an interview with Observer Farmer in Zuezohn Clan, Grand Bassa County over the weekend, General Secretary Moses Diggs expressed their willingness to contribute significantly to the back to the soil program which aims to increase productivity.The objective, he said is to help reduce the huge importation of rice to Liberia. The farmers have cultivated rice on 60 acres of land, along with vegetables and cassava.He called on the Government of Liberia to ensure the rehabilitation of the road network and international partners to provide other necessary support to the farmers.Diggs said farmers walk about two hours to get to their farms in Zuezohn Clan due to bad roads.“As community dwellers we came together and started these farms with L$200,000 and have grown food but due to the terrible road network and the lack of storage facilities most our produce spoil,” he said.He added “Due to the huge quantity of produce we lost to the bad road, it makes it very difficult for us because we are unable to repay the L$85,000 that we borrowed from clubs and individuals to grow more food this season.”Mr. Diggs said the Union has been appealing for assistance for the past one year without success.Mr. Alexander Goaye, head of the Fair Labour Farmers Union, said they have plans to expand their production to grow cocoa and also raise goats and sheep.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)