Reporters Without Borders announces its third annual worldwide index of press freedom. Such freedom is threatened most in East Asia (North Korea, Burma, China, Vietnam and Laos) and the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria and Iraq). The greatest press freedom is found in northern Europe (Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, the Netherlands and Norway), which is a haven of peace for journalists. News Related documents Africa indexPDF – 226.46 KBAmericas indexPDF – 403.94 KBAsia indexPDF – 316.88 KBEurope indexPDF – 356.54 KBMidEast indexPDF – 398.08 KB Reporters Without Borders compiled the index by asking its partner organisations (14 freedom of expression organisations in five continents), its 130 correspondents around the world, as well as journalists, researchers, jurists and human rights activists, to answer 52 questions to indicate the state of press freedom in 167 countries (others were not included for lack of information).Evaluation by region:- Africa- Americas- Asia- Europe and former USSR- Middle East| | | || | | |- October 26, 2004 – Updated on January 25, 2016 East Asia and Middle East have worst press freedom records Reporters Without Borders announces its third annual worldwide index of press freedom. Such freedom is threatened most in East Asia (with North Korea at the bottom of the entire list at 167th place, followed by Burma 165th, China 162nd, Vietnam 161st and Laos 153rd) and the Middle East (Saudi Arabia 159th, Iran 158th, Syria 155th, Iraq 148th).In these countries, an independent media either does not exist or journalists are persecuted and censored on a daily basis. Freedom of information and the safety of journalists are not guaranteed there. Continuing war has made Iraq the most deadly place on earth for journalists in recent years, with 44 killed there since fighting began in March last year.But there are plenty of other black spots around the world for press freedom. Cuba (in 166th place) is second only to China as the biggest prison for journalists, with 26 in jail (China has 27). Since spring last year, these 26 independent journalists have languished in prison after being given sentences of between 14 and 27 years.No privately-owned media exist in Turkmenistan (164th) and Eritrea (163rd), whose people can only read, see or listen to government-controlled media dominated by official propaganda.The greatest press freedom is found in northern Europe (Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, the Netherlands and Norway), which is a haven of peace for journalists. Of the top 20 countries, only three (New Zealand 9th, Trinidad and Tobago 11th and Canada 18th) are outside Europe.Other small and often impoverished democracies appear high on the list, such as El Salvador (28th) and Costa Rica (35th) in Central America, along with Cape Verde (38th) and Namibia (42nd) in Africa and Timor-Leste (57th) in Asia. RSF_en Organisation Help by sharing this information
CONTINUING the Summer sizzlers in great value wines, Gilbeys have brought us some favourites both new and old and a blast from the past that will be a huge surprise to many. [yellow tail] Rose – A delight when I first tried this and ever since, this wine has delivered and never failed. With notes of strawberries and a hint of spice, this slightly cherry flavour wine is great – in sunshine or under the stars. €9.49Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [yellow tail] Shiraz – Berries and pepper are the first things that burst out of the glass when you encounter this wine, but the shiraz almost transforms the pepper tones to sweet and gives you a ripe fruit flavour that is perfect with a BBQ. €9.49The people behind Santa Rita bring us great value wines that uphold a level of consistency that keeps them at the top of their game. Santa Rita Merlot – A deep ruby red wine that is full of ripe fruits, character and a hint of pepper. Enjoy this rounded wine with almost any food. €9.99.Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon – Forest fruits and red berries dominate this classic wine while the soft finish is justified given the juicy ripe tannins that earlier develop on the palate. €9.99Santa Rita Sauvignon Blanc – Crisp and refreshing, just what a white of its style should do, the sauvignon blanc brings us bags of citrus fruits that are both fresh and deeply balanced. €9.99AND then there was the blast from the past.Black Tower makes a great comeback to our shelves and the reason I say that is because when I saw that bottle I became very interested in its contents – more so than many others of this range. Soaking up the apples and pears from the wine while the fresh and fruity style gave a great balance, this Pinot Grigio looks great, tastes great and will be a super talking point for your next gathering as you marvel at this iconic blast from the past. €9.29 WhatsApp Linkedin Email Advertisement Facebook NewsFrom the vineyard – Summer Sizzlers part threeBy admin – May 28, 2010 495 Twitter Print Previous articleMunster re-sign Wian Du Preez as Mafi misses start of next seasonNext articleWorld class tenor at UCH – Ronan Tynan admin read more
ollo/iStock(KANSAS CITY) — Police in Kansas City, Missouri, made an arrest in connection to an early morning shooting at a popular area that left one person dead and four others injured.Around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, someone in a white SUV opened fire on Mill Street in Westport. One man was killed, three men and one women were injured, according to ABC affiliate KMBC-TV.Officers in the area shot at the car as it drove away. The alleged shooter was taken into custody from the bullet ridden vehicle, KMBC reported.Anyone who has video or information on the shooting are asked to call the homicide unit at 816-234-5043 or the anonymous TIPS Hotline 816-474-TIPS.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
By Dialogo March 01, 2010 Rescue workers are tearing through the rubble in search of survivors in Chile Sunday, a day after a massive earthquake shattered the country’s central region. The 8.8 magnitude quake struck the South American country Saturday in the early morning hours. Many Chileans have continued to stay out of their homes because of the jolting series of aftershocks, some as strong as 6.9 magnitude. The quake has killed more than 700 people and damaged as many as 1.5 million homes. Officials say the death toll is expected to rise. Rescuers are working to reach about a 100 people trapped in an apartment building that collapsed in Concepcion, the country’s second-largest city. The main rescue operation is centered in the city, about 100 kilometers from the epicenter of the quake. Looters ransacked stores in Concepcion Sunday, stealing both food and electrical appliances. Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse a crowd of looters at one supermarket. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet declared a “state of catastrophe” in central Chile, where the quake toppled buildings, overturned cars and brought down power and phone lines. Bridges fell and many streets were covered with rubble. Fires were reported. Several hospitals collapsed. The president has not asked for assistance from other countries, but several nations have offered to send aid. Speaking at the Vatican Sunday, Pope Benedict said he is praying for the people of Chile and other populations in the Pacific tested by the calamity. The earthquake has raised a daunting first challenge for billionaire Sebastian Pinera, who was elected Chile’s president in January. He takes office in two weeks. Chile’s children who were preparing to return to school Monday at the end of their summer break have had their vacation extended another week. In the capital, Santiago, officials closed the international airport because of damage. Argentina and other parts of South America also felt the earthquake. While cell phone communication was knocked out by the quake, many people used social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook to reach out to friends and loved ones. The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a magnitude of 8 or more is classified as a “great” earthquake that can cause tremendous damage. The biggest earthquake ever recorded struck the same area of Chile in 1960. It had a magnitude of 9.5 and also set off a tsunami, which had devastating effects in Pacific countries including Japan and the Philippines, where at least 1,600 people were killed. read more