Morocco expels more foreign TV journalists

first_imgNews September 30, 2016 Morocco expels more foreign TV journalists April 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the expulsion of well-known Italian investigative journalists Luigi Pelazza and Mauro Pilay yesterday from Morocco and the confiscation of the video they had filmed. April 15, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression Organisation News News June 8, 2021 Find out more Pelazza and Pilay, who work for the TV programme Le Lene, were arrested by ten plainclothes policemen in Marrakesh and were accused of not obtaining permission to investigate a child prostitution network in the city. They were taken to Menara airport and were put on a flight back to Italy eight hours later, after their video material had been seized. When reached by RSF, the communications ministry chief of staff said he was not in a position to make a statement. “These repeated expulsions are extremely shocking,” said Yasmine Kacha, the head of RSF’s North Africa desk. “How much longer will the Moroccan authorities continue to use administrative pretexts to prevent journalists from covering sensitive stories?” Pelazza said: “This censorship attempt will not prevent us from telling the truth about the prostitution of minors in Morocco. We were able to keep some of the material we shot and we will soon inform the public about the gravity of the situation.” Their expulsion came just days ahead of much-awaited parliamentary elections scheduled for 7 October. French journalists Martin Weill and Pierre Le Beau, who work for the Petit Journal current affairs programme on Canal + television, were expelled in April after being interrogated by the authorities about a report they were doing on a homophobic attack on a gay couple in Béni Mellal. Morocco is ranked 131st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists Receive email alerts RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say to go further News RSF_en last_img read more

Apps you won’t have heard about at Beijing’s GMIC

first_imgNews China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Paopao:From selling cats to tips on how to circumvent censorship, or network security, Paopao provides you with uncensored news. Paopao is the result of collaboration between citizens concerned by Internet development in China, reporters who support Internet freedom, technicians and cyberactivists. Download : https://raw.githubusercontent.com/greatfire/z/master/PaoPaoAndroid2.0.apk Organisation RSF_en Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more Free Weibo:Welcome to Free Weibo. We offer anonymous and unfiltered search on Sina Weibo social network.Download : https://raw.githubusercontent.com/greatfire/z/master/FreeWeibo1.8.apk China Digital Times:From CDT “About Us” :China Digital Times (CDT) is an independent, bilingual media organization that brings uncensored news and online voices from China to the world. We achieve this through: Filtering and aggregating news from English-language media and placing it in a broader social and political context;Amplifying the voices of Chinese citizens through translation;Revealing the hidden mechanisms of state censorship by collecting and translating filtered keywords, propaganda directives, and official rhetoric;Download : https://raw.githubusercontent.com/greatfire/z/master/ChinaDigitalTimesAn… April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img China is the world’s biggest mobile Internet market and the 25,000 visitors to this year’s GMIC, nowadays compared to the Mobile World Conference, included hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, promoters and other professionals from the mobile Internet sector, as well as representatives of China’s biggest Internet companies, media owners and newspaper editors.But like the World Internet Conference held in the small eastern city of Wuzhen from 19 to 21 November 2014, Internet censorship and control of news and information were not on the GMIC’s agenda, and the organizers carefully refrained from making any comment about the lack of online freedom and the government’s mass surveillance of Internet users.An active supporter of the Chinese NGO GreatFire.org, Reporters Without Borders is today presenting the mobile apps developed by GreatFire in recent years with the aim of allowing users to circumvent the Great Firewall of China – all the human and technological resources created by the Chinese authorities with the aim of filtering and censoring “inappropriate” online content.“China has seen rapid economic development since the early 1990s, in large part due to the enormous sums of foreign investment that have been pouring into the country,” GreatFire’s Charlie Smith said. “Much of that investment has also helped to fuel the development of the mobile Internet. Foreign investors have long promised that economic engagement with China would lead to an easing of censorship and free speech controls. While foreign investors have profited from their investments, freedom of speech has taken a turn for the worse. Furthermore, the development of the mobile Internet in China has only increased the opportunities for the Chinese authorities to single out those who dare to openly criticise the Chinese government.”“By putting their skills in the service of the fight against censorship and information control in China, GreatFire.org’s members are making an incalculable contribution to efforts to return to the Chinese population their fundamental freedoms and their right to information, which are constantly flouted by the authorities,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“It is essential that the mobile apps developed by GreatFire.org should given as much publicity as possible in order to enable all of China’s Internet users to circumvent their government’s censorship.”The apps developed by GreatFire.org Free browser:Automatically circumvents the Great Firewall and enables access to blocked websites, including Google, Twitter and Facebook. Allows you to watch YouTube videos with a high-speed connection.Download :https://bitbucket.org/greatfire/test/raw/master/FreeBrowser-1.3.apk Reporters Without Borders reiterates its condemnation of China’s Internet censorship and supports mobile apps designed to circumvent its Great Firewall, none of which would have been mentioned at the 6th Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) that ended on 30 April in Beijing. Follow the news on China China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures “Enemy of the Internet” that can be defeated by “Collateral Freedom”China is one of the countries that have established the world’s most sophisticated systems for monitoring and censoring the Internet. It continues to be on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet.”To combat online censorship, Reporters Without Borders launched an operation in March under which it is unblocking access to censored news websites around the world. Two of them are Chinese – Tibet Post International and Mingjing News. Today they can be accessed in places where they are officially banned.To unblock the foreign media sites that are blocked in China, Reporters Without Borders is using an original method developed by GreatFire; “Collateral freedom”, that is based on the technique known as “mirroring,” under which censored sites are duplicated and the copies are placed on the servers of Internet giants such as Amazon, Microsoft and Google.Making the mirror sites inaccessible would deprive thousands of Chinese companies of essential services. The economic and political cost would be too high for the Chinese government to assume.China is ranked 176th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. to go further News News ChinaAsia – Pacific May 2, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Apps you won’t have heard about at Beijing’s GMIC These softwares were developed by GreatFire.org. We plan to make all of our software apps open source. Please visit https://github.com/greatfire/wiki/wiki to view existing open source projects and to see the list of unblocked mirror websites. March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Defending champions W.1 go down to NZ in Under-19 World Cup opener

first_imgMOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand, (CMC) – Openers Keagan Simmons and Kimani Melius carved out contrasting half-centuries but reigning champions West Indies Under-19s suffered a disappointing start to their title defence when they went down to hosts New Zealand Under-19s by eight wickets here Saturday.Sent in at Bay Oval in the opening Group A clash, the Caribbean side raced to 123 without loss but a cluster of wickets in the middle overs hurt their momentum,restricting them to 233 for eight off their 50 overs.Simmons carried his bat for a top score of 92 not out while debutant Melius unfurled a stroke-filled 78 off 85 deliveries.Left-arm spinner Rachin Ravindra (3-30) and fast bowler Matthew Fisher (3-61) picked up three wickets apiece while left-arm spinner Felix Murray supported with two for 37.In reply, the hosts hardly put a foot wrong as they stormed to their target in the 40th over, with the exciting Finn Allen smashing an unbeaten 115 and Jakon Bhula, 83.New Zealand took charge from the outset with Bhula and Ravindra (16) putting on 46 from 60 deliveries for the first wicket before Allen arrived to put the result beyond doubt.The right-hander plundered 15 fours and two sixes in a 100-ball knock, dominating a 163-run, second wicket stand with Bhula who faced 105 balls and counted nine boundaries.Allen reached his half-century off 43 balls and raised three figures off 92 deliveries in the 37th over, with NZ already on the cusp of victory.West Indies had earlier made the Kiwis nearly rue their decision to field first when Simmons and Melius dominated the first half of the innings with their century stand.The left-handed Simmons produced a measured knock, facing 132 deliveries and striking seven fours and a six while Melius was far more expansive, crunching six fours and four sixes in an 85-ball outing.Melius started circumspectly, gathering a mere four runs from his first 16 deliveries before exploding with an extra cover-driven six off Fisher in the sixth over.He reached his half-century off 66 balls and continued to free his hands until finally departing in the 28th over, top-edging a slog-sweep at Ravindra to be caught by Bhula next to the square leg umpire.Bhaskar Yadram joined Simmons to add 22 for the second wicket before holing out to long on off left-arm spinner Murray in the 32nd over, sparking a slide which saw three wickets tumble for five runs in the space of 20 deliveries.Kirstan Kallicharan was lbw for two to a straight one from Fisher and captain Emmanuel Stewart followed in the next over, chopping on to Murray for one.Stumbling on 150 for four in the 36th over, Simmons and Alick Athanaze then combined in a 49-run, fifth wicket partnership to stem the flow of wickets.While Simmons anchored, the left-handed Athanaze was free-scoring, belting two fours and a six in an attractive 33-ball 26.They were setting the innings up nicely for a strong finish when Athanaze failed to clear the long-on boundary with Ravindra and was taken just inside the ropes in the 45th over.Simmons, on 75 then, stepped up his scoring but the Windies managed only 34 runs from the last five overs.SCORES in brief in the other ICC World Cup Under-19 matches:Afghanistan beat Pakistan by 5 wickets in a Group D match at Cobham Oval, WhangareiPakistan 188, 47.4 overs (Rohail Nazir 81, Ali Zaryab 30, Azmatullah Omarzai 3-34, Qais Ahmad 3-38, Naveen-ul-Haq 2-30)Afghanistan 194-5, 47.3 overs (Darwish Rasool 76 not out, Ikram Ali 46, Rahmanullah Gurbaz 31, Hassan Khan 2-45)Player of the match: Darwish RasoolBangladesh beat Namibia by 87 runs in a Group C match at Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln, Christchurch (20 overs per side)Bangladesh 190-4, 20 Overs (Mohammad Saif Hassan 84, Naim Sheikh Namibia 103-6, 20 Overs (Eben van Wyk 55 not out, Hasan Mahmud 2-12, Qazi Onik 2-14)Player of the match: Mohammad Saif HassanZimbabwe beat Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets in a Group B match at Lincoln No 3, Christchurch (20 overs per side)Papua New Guinea 95 all out, 20 Overs (Igo Mahuru 26, Wesseley Madevere 3-19, Milton Shumba 2-19)Zimbabwe 98 for no loss (Wesseley Madevere 53 not out, Gregory Dollar 48 not out)Player of the match: Wesseley MadevereToday’s fixtures:Australia v India, Bay Oval, Tauranga (Group B, day-night broadcast match)Ireland v Sri Lanka, Cobham Oval, Whangarei (Group D)Kenya v South Africa, Lincoln No. 3, Christchurch (Group A)WEST INDIES U19sK Simmons not out 92K Melius c Bhula b Ravindra 78B Yadram c Allen b Murray 11K Kallicharan lbw b Fisher 2*+E Stewart b Murray 1A Athanaze c Allen b Ravindra 26J Royal c wkp Chu b Fisher 7C Cooper c Watson b Ravindra 4N Young b Fisher 1R Alimohamed not out 1Extras (w10) 10TOTAL (8 wkts, 50 overs) 233Did not bat: A NeddFall of wickets: 1-123 (Melius), 2-145 (Yadram), 3-149 (Kallicharan), 4-150 (Stewart), 5-199 (Athanaze), 6-216 (Royal), 7-223 (Cooper), 8-224 (Young)Bowling: Sullivan 6-0-24-0, Fisher 10-1-61-3, Watson 5-0-28-0, Murray 10-0-37-2, Bhula 9-0-38-0, Boshier 3-0-15-0, Ravindra 7-0-30-3.NEW ZEALAND U19sJ Bhula c & b Athanaze 83R Ravindra c wkp Stewart b Alimohamed 16Finn Allen not out 115*K Boshier not out 8Extras (b1, lb2, w7, nb2) 12TOTAL (2 wkts, 39.3 overs) 234Fall of wickets: 1-46, 2-209.Did not bat: K Clarke, D Phillips, T Watson, +M Chu, F Murray, C Sullivan, M Fisher.Bowling: Young 5.3-0-37-0, Alimohamed 6-1-27-1, Yadram 5-0-27-0, Royal 10-0-55-0, Nedd 9-0-63-0, Athanaze 4-0-22-1.Points: New Zealand Under-19s 2, West Indies Under-19s 0.last_img read more

Running with Wolves: N.C. State comes to Carrier Dome as break from grind-it-out ACC gameplay

first_imgEach time James Robinson dribbled, the Syracuse zone shifted slightly. Slide to the left. Slide to the right.Tyler Ennis and Trevor Cooney shuffled by the 3-point line while Pittsburgh forward Talib Zanna zipped in and out of the high post.This went on for 25 seconds before Robinson flicked a chest pass to Lamar Patterson on the right wing before he made a 3-pointer with 16:33 left in the second half of Syracuse’s 58-56 win over the Panthers on Wednesday.The strategy was the same on almost every possession. Sometimes the ball would go in to Zanna for a quick high-low look. Other times Robinson would look to penetrate or pass to another teammate.But the clock drainage was consistent.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We tried to be patient,” Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon said, “but obviously we weren’t able to convert enough baskets down the stretch.”Pitt became the next in a long line of Atlantic Coast Conference opponents to slow-play SU. But on Saturday, the No. 1 Orange (24-0, 11-0 Atlantic Coast) faces a change-of-pace opponent in North Carolina State (16-8, 6-5) at 3 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The Wolfpack ranks fourth in the conference in possessions per game and supplements a faster speed of play with T.J. Warren, who leads the ACC in scoring and usage rate.It’s a style of play the Orange has seen little of this season. Aside from giving up 89 points to then-No. 17 Duke, SU hasn’t allowed a conference opponent to score 60 points this season. The Orange holds opponents to 58.3 points per game while scoring 64 in ACC play.Players have grown to expect playing the full 35 seconds on defense.“We just take it game by game,” SU point guard Tyler Ennis said.Syracuse has won six games while scoring fewer than 60 points this season. The last time the Orange won that many contests despite failing to hit the 60-point mark was in the 1946-47 season.But the transition threats Syracuse leaned on only as recently as four years ago have been replaced.Now there are consistent closers. This team makes the most of its final possessions — as evidenced by scoring on its last four possessions against Pitt on Wednesday.“Being down six is difficult,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said of the score before that run, “because they’re going to take 35 seconds.”The one issue that has plagued and compounded the effect of other teams running the clock on offense is the Orange’s subpar defensive rebounding. Extra possessions become more and more valuable the less of them there are.The Panthers grabbed 16 offensive rebounds, but had just 15 second-chance points. They had a tip-in chance on an offensive set around the two-minute mark, but were unable to put away the likely win-clinching shot.“That’s the one thing we wanted to do, and we didn’t do it very well,” Boeheim said.Led by Warren, the conference’s leading scorer, N.C. State presents a new challenge.The Wolfpack plays more up-tempo, and it shows with four players averaging double figures. It could be an adjustment for the Orange, but the faster-paced game could also be favorable.It might mean less standing in place, but it should mean more points, too.Said Dixon: “You are not going to get good shots against this defense early in the shot clock.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 14, 2014 at 12:59 am Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more

Biggest AFCON Tournament Begins Tonight in Egypt

first_imgFemi SolajaWhen the Centre Referee blasts his whistle at 9:00pm Nigerian time to signal the beginning of the biggest Africa Cup of Nations in history at the Cairo International Stadium, the Pharaohs will strive to avoid the national embarrassment Egypt suffered in 1986 when they surprisingly lost 0-1 to unheralded Senegal.This time, Egypt will be facing the Warriors of Zimbabwe in the opening match. In the previous 31 editions, the hosts have often won their opening games. There are 19 of such instances while nine were drawn and five lost, including the 1986 edition by Egypt.No home nation has lost in the 13 previous curtain raisers involving the home side. The last home side to lose an opening game was Tunisia in 1994 and lost 0-2 to Mali in a tournament Nigeria’s Super Eagles won for the second time after 1980 triumph on home soil.The opening match is just one of the projected 52 matches as the competition has expanded to 24 teams instead of the 16 that characterized the preceding 12 editions in which 16 teams featured since 1996 – even though Nigeria boycotted the initial 16-format edition.The numbers of participating teams have been fluctuating. At it beginning in 1957, there were three teams, all by invitation following the disqualification of the fourth team, South Africa, owing to its prevailing apartheid policy.Qualifying series began for the 1962 edition following entries by nine countries, including Nigeria. Ethiopia and Egypt both automatically qualified as the host country and title holders respectively. Morocco would withdraw before play began, thus leaving only six teams vying for the remaining two spots in the finals.Tunisia eliminated Nigeria after an ill-advised walkout in the return leg in Tunis in which advantage was still in Nigeria’s favour.Teams in the finals increased to six at the 1963 edition in Ghana. Nigeria qualified by default after CAF disqualified the initially qualified Guinea on technical ground. Guinean referees officiated the return leg in Conakry in which the host team won 1-0 after a 2-2 draw in Lagos.The 1968 tournament, the sixth edition heralded the standardization of format. Eight teams featured in the finals and a two-year interval in the even-numbered year was adopted which ran till that of 2012.The eight-team format was changed to 12 at the Senegal 2012 edition. The 12 teams were divided into four groups of three. For the first time, quarterfinals were introduced as two top teams advanced.The format changed to 16 teams at South Africa 1996. This year’s edition is the first to involve 24 teams.They are split into six groups of four teams at the draw conducted in April. Thus, another phase, Round of 16 is introduced. Two teams from each group will advance into the Round of 16.Four others among the best third-placed teams from the six groups will join the 12 that emerged first and second from each group.The Round of 16 is a direct knock out stage.OPENING MATCHES OF PREVIOUS 31 EDITIONS· 1957 – Sudan 1-2 Egypt· 1959 – Egypt 4 – 0 Ethiopia· 1962 – Ethiopia 4 – 2 Tunisia· 1963 – Ghana 1 – 1 Tunisia· 1965 – Tunisia 4 -0 Ethiopia· 1968 – Ethiopia 2 -1 Uganda· 1970 – Sudan 3 – 0 Ethiopia· 1972 – Cameroon 2 -1 Kenya· 1974 – Egypt 2 -1 Uganda 1· 1976 – Ethiopia 2 – 0 Uganda· 1978 – Ghana 2 – 1 Zambia· 1980 – Nigeria 3-1 Tanzania· 1982 – Libya 2 -2 Ghana· 1984- Cote d’Ivoire 3 – 0 Togo· 1986 -Egypt 0 -1 Senegal· 1988 -Morocco 1 – 0 DR Congo· 1990 – Algeria 5 -1 Nigeria· 1992 – Senegal 1-2 Nigeria· 1994 – Tunisia 0 – 2 Mali· 1996 – S’Africa 3-0 Cameroon· 1998 – B’Faso 0-1 Cameroon· 2000 – Ghana 1 – 1 Cameroon· 2000 – Nigeria 4 – 2 Tunisia· 2002 – Mali 1 – 1 Liberia· 2004 – Tunisia 2 – 1 Rwanda· 2006 – Egypt 3 – 0 Libya· 2008 – Ghana 2 – 1 Guinea· 2010 – Angola 4 – 4 Mali 4· 2012 – E’Guinea 1-0 Libya· 2012 – Gabon 2 – 0 Niger· 2013 – S’Africa 0 -0 Cape Verde 0· 2015 – E’ Guinea 1 -1 Congo· 2017 – Gabon 1 -1 G’BissauShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more