New crackdown launched against the independent press

first_img February 22, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New crackdown launched against the independent press News CubaAmericas to go further RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Reporters Without Borders has express concern that a renewed crackdown has been unleashed against the independent press and that independent journalists are suffering harassment.Since the “black spring” of 2003, those journalists who are still working are subjected to constant pressure from the Cuban authorities. The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) has condemned this new wave of political repression since the start of 2006 that has taken the form of violence and threats towards the independent press.“This series of persecutory measures taken against dissident journalists could very well auger a new ‘black spring’”, the press freedom organisation said.“Nevertheless, no crackdown however far-reaching can ever completely end the existence of an independent press in Cuba,” it added, wondering, “Why do the authorities refuse to see that reality. Also why do they refuse to allow journalists to emigrate if they wish to, like Jorge Olivera, whom they would like to see leave? This attitude is both unfair and nonsensical,” it concluded.Locked up during the March 2003 crackdown and released for health reasons on 6 December 2004, Jorge Olivera Castillo was summoned to appear on 21 February 2006, before a municipal people’s court in Havana where judges informed him that he was banned from leaving the capital. Olivera, his wife and two children, have had a legal visa for the United States since October 2002, but the authorities unfairly refuse to allow them the right to leave.Moreover, he is now forced to work for a work centre chosen for him by the court. He also has to appear before the state organisation which defines the country’s ideological line. If he fails to follow the orders he is given by the municipal people’s court, he will automatically be returned to prison. He is nevertheless determined to continue his work as a journalist, as he confirmed to Reporters Without Borders after the hearing. Elsewhere, on 13 February, the independent journalist Roberto Santana Rodríguez was summoned to the police station in Marianao in the capital. After waiting for two hours he was seen by an officer, Moisés, who showed him a file containing various articles he had written. This file could be used by the authorities against the journalist, putting him at risk of imprisonment. New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Organisation The president of a Committee for the Defence of the Revolution (CDR), Armando Rivero, threatened Oscar Sanchez Madán in Havana on 17 February for having quoted his name on his programme on Miami-based Radio Martí. The journalist was previously physically attacked by paramilitaries on 21 and 23 January.On 19 February, Gilberto Manuel González Delgado, head of the Notilibre news agency in Havana, had his home searched by a state security officer and two members of the CDR. A type-writer and articles were seized. He was threatened with being charged under the 88 Law on the “protection of Cuba’s independence and economy”, if he continued to do his job. He would face a 20-year prison term.The Cuban authorities on 20 February 2006 banned the sale of foreign newspapers such as Hola!, Mecánica popular, Muy interesante and El País on the grounds that they are “ideologically dangerous”. Follow the news on Cuba Reporters Without Borders is very concerned at the resurgence of a harsh crackdown against the independent press since the start of 2006. Some journalists have suffered repeated harassment and are sometimes denied the right to leave, as in the case of Jorge Olivera Castillo (photo). The attitude of the authorities is both unfair and senseless. May 6, 2020 Find out morecenter_img News News RSF_en Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet News October 15, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information CubaAmericas Receive email alerts October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

A new, different and unusual promotional film of Rovinj

first_imgThe new video is at least different, unusual and certainly attracts attention. It is not offensive, and practically without a musical background, ie in fact a skillfully harmonized musical background that does not dominate, but just a natural sound, cleverly pulls you step by step from frame to frame. But as you watch the video, you are somehow constantly waiting for a “new turn” / frame behind which a strong message is hidden. An excellent example of a promotional video is also the recently released new promo video of Istria. Short, interesting, effective and clear. Number of guests per day 20.08. according to the latest situation in eVisitor, it amounts to 37.500 guests, which is 3% more than last year. This tourist traffic was realized with a total number of accommodation capacities of 38.536 beds, which is 1.150 beds more than last year (+ 3%). Personally, I am a fan of the AIDA marketing model, simple and clear, and which is one of the foundations of modern marketing. ( A attention (attention), I interest (interest), D desire i A action (action))  Great material to be broadcast somewhere in the hotel lobby or at a promotion, but how much it is commercially usable is a question, especially for the duration. As can be seen on the official website of the Rovinj Tourist Board, the mentioned video is the only recent work, and there is no shorter or any other version of it. On the other hand, certainly praise for a different approach and top production. Rovinj is in the period from 01.01. to 21.08. In 2019, it realized 525.000 arrivals and 3.018.000 overnight stays, which is an increase of 1% in arrivals and a decrease of 1% of overnight stays compared to last year’s realization. Thus, the three millionth overnight stay was realized on August 21.08, ie one day later compared to last year. However, the interesting news is that ten days ago a new promotional video of Rovinj saw the light of day. What is clear at the beginning is that this is a different video in every respect. A new, different and unusual promotional film of Rovinj Traditional main emitting markets are compensating for the decline in the number of overnight stays realized in early July, and therefore the German market, which is the first in terms of the number of overnight stays, still cumulatively recorded a minus of 3%, while the Austrian and Italian markets made up for the deficit. realized overnight stays, they point out from the Rovinj Tourist Board. Although the focus is on the phenomenal shots of Rovinj that are breathtaking, I am not sure how, although not a classic mosaic video, without some narrative and story, the full potential of the same was used. I may be wrong, but even though the production is top notch and different, I still needed to set up some narrative and ultimately the story. AIDA (Attention, Interest, Desire, Action)  Thus, the video must provoke attention and a reaction that leads to the research of the destination, and later the purchase, ie booking or arrival at the destination. On the one hand, it is never easier to reach a great reach today, due to social networks, and yet on the other hand it is never harder, because there is a lot of noise in communication, and the audience’s attention is hard to get and it lasts very short. That is why today the real art is to get the much desired attention and virality. Of course, one promotional video is not enough if the whole promotion strategy is not behind it, both offline and online. What is a trend today is to have one main promotional video, and several smaller ones that address a specific target group promoting a particular niche of tourism. The narrative and the story must be in focus, not just the mosaic images of the destination. In fact, it is commendable to have mosaic videos, but certainly not as the only or main promotional video. last_img read more

Tragic gay trailblazer Fashanu honoured as United fans shamed

first_imgRead Also:Chelsea supporter tells Ighalo to return to China after Man Utd debutOne person who found Fashanu’s coming out difficult to handle at the time was his younger brother John, Amal’s father, who accused Justin of being an “attention seeker”.John – a muscular striker who was part of the ‘Crazy Gang’ Wimbledon side which stunned Liverpool in the 1988 FA Cup final – has changed his views and is now a trustee of the foundation.“He (John) is championing the fact that there needs to be a change and we need to do it together to honour Justin,” said Amal.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 John Fashanu is now a trustee of the Justin Fashanu Foundation having originally found his older brother’s coming out not easy to come to terms with “It is something quite important that is happening,” she told the Daily Mirror. “It’s just like ‘wow’, he’s finally getting recognised and it is very, very impressive. “People forget just how talented he was at football because he was gay. “I was there at the museum four years ago and in my mind, I know this is bad, I was thinking, ‘Why isn’t Justin here?’ “It is a big move and a big step because they are recognising Justin on a whole new level now.” – ‘Throw flowers at you’ – Amal says there is still no appetite for her friends who play football and are gay to come out publicly. “It would have to be a tough footballer. He would have to have a thick skin,” she said. “It is still great, but I can’t lie and say it will be a rosy path and they are going to throw flowers at you.” Loading… center_img Justin Fashanu, who in 1990 became the first English professional footballer to reveal he was gay, will be honoured on Wednesday by being inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame. Fashanu will be honoured on what would have been his 59th birthday – he hanged himself in May 1998 – an occasion also marked by a reminder from Manchester United that homophobia still exists in football. The day the late Justin Fashanu who in 1990 became the first British footballer to come out as gay is inducted into the Hall of Fame Manchester United fans are slammed for homphobic songs at their match with Chelsea United issued a statement Wednesday lambasting a section of its own Old Trafford fans for homophobic chants during Monday’s Premier League match with Chelsea. Anti-gay chants “directed against Chelsea FC – or any other club – by some of our fans runs counter to our values,” read the statement from United. “We were the first club to sign up to the TeamPride coalition and continue to collaborate with Stonewall and other anti-discriminatory organisations in this area.” Fashanu’s niece Amal, who recalls all too well her uncle’s tragic death when she was aged nine, will accept the award in Manchester. Fashanu had a sublime talent and a penchant for scoring spectacular goals – one for Norwich against Liverpool in February 1980 was voted goal of the season. Such goals earned him a one million pound move to Nottingham Forest in 1981 – the first black player in British football to break that barrier – but he failed to click with the manager Brian Clough. For Amal – who through the Justin Fashanu Foundation combats homophobia, racism and mental health problems in football – the award is long overdue. Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Mesmerizing Facts About HypnosisWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Is This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animelast_img read more

Former Nurse Charged In Death Of Patient

first_imgHess is facing multiple charges in connection to the death of 77-year-old Dionne Scalf.A former nursing home nurse was arrested in connection to the death of an elderly resident.Kathy Hess, a former employee of Woodland Hills Care Center, faces multiple charges including reckless homicide in the death of Dionne Scalf, 77, who was a patient at the facility.An investigation was launched after an alleged witness reported the matter to the facility and to police. The witness told police that they had actually observed Hess abuse Scalf. An autopsy revealed that Scalf suffered a broken vertebra that resulted in her death.Dearborn County Prosecutor Aaron Negaangard said, “It was determined that the mechanism of the injury was consistent with the description given by the eyewitness.”Scalf was scheduled to be cremated but it had not yet occurred before the witness came forward. Hess was fired on Dec. 27 after the accusations surfaced. A subsequent investigation resulted in her arrest.Among reckless homicide, she is facing charges of Battery Resulting in the Death of an Endangered Adult, and Neglend of a Dependent Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.Dearborn Superior Court Judge Jonathon Cleary set bond in the amount of $50,000.last_img read more