Poland: Brussels fails to respond to Poland’s media freedom violations

first_img PolandEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsInternational bodies PolandEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsInternational bodies News Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the EU Commission / AFP Help by sharing this information May 10, 2021 Find out more With firing of four editors, “repolonisation” under way in Poland RSF_en to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more July 27, 2017 Poland: Brussels fails to respond to Poland’s media freedom violations Organisation Follow the news on Poland January 28, 2021 Find out more News Poland’s new social media law puts freedom of expression at risk, RSF warns Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges Brussels not to allow media freedom to continue declining in Poland after the European Commission refrained from triggering Article 7 and instead just issued another “recommendation” to the Polish government.The European Commission yesterday gave Poland a month to respond to its latest recommendation on the threats to the rule of law. But all previous attempts by European institutions to pressure Poland have proved ineffective.After taking control of the state media, Poland’s ultra-conservative PiS government has been trying to intimidate independent journalists who dare to criticize its policies. It is essential that the European Commission should respond to these threats by taking action to ensure respect for the rule of law and Europe’s fundamental values, including media freedom.“The measures announced by Brussels are not a response to the grave and repeated violations of media freedom in Poland,” RSF Brussels representative Julie Majerczak said. “As the Polish government continues to ignore all recommendations, the European Commission cannot indefinitely postpone recourse to Article 7 of the Treaty. European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans says he is determined to defend the rule of law, but has said nothing about the Polish government’s attacks on independent media and journalists.”Poland is ranked 54th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, seven places lower than in the 2016 index, in which it suffered a spectacular 29-place fall. News Receive email alertslast_img read more

Man arrested in connection with Buncrana armed robbery

first_img By News Highland – February 4, 2011 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Previous articleDonegal Live Register figures increased last monthNext articleEvidence finishes in trial of man charged with garda’s manslaughter News Highland Google+ Man arrested in connection with Buncrana armed robbery PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook News Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Gardai are questioning a man in his 20s in connection with a robbery at a businessman’s home in Buncrana yesterday.The man, who lives in Buncrana but runs a car dealership in Derry, had just left for work when three masked men burst into his home at about 9am.His wife and four children – all under the age of 15 – were threatened at gunpoint and forced to hand over €15,000, and the keys to a blue Audi A6.No shots were fired, but the family were left traumatised by their ordeal.Speaking to Highland Radio News, Superintendent Kevin English appealed for information….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/sgtk830.mp3[/podcast]last_img read more

Zenith Bank League: First Bank, Army maintain unbeaten runs

first_imgRelatedPosts ‘Army Officer’ in EFCC net for alleged multiple fraud Nigerian Army loses Colonel to Boko Haram attack Nigerian Army and ‘Fatal Arrogance’, by Yushau A. Shuaib Action continued in the 2019 Zenith Bank-sponsored Women’s Basketball League as teams battle for places in the national conference phase. On Day One of the Zenith Women’s Basketball League, defending champions, First Bank of Lagos, pummeled less fancied Ogun Babes 110-30 points at the South West Conference in Ibadan. Dolphins also showed their superiority over Oluyole Babes 104-31 points. Day two results saw First Bank hammer Oluyole Babes 95-23 points to maintain their unbeaten run in the league, while Dolphins won Ogun Babes 90-40 points. In Akure, MFM under Aderemi Adewunmi defeated DeepWater 73-36 points.It was a close battle between Sunshine Angels and IGP Queens.At the end of the duel, the Nigerian team won 40-37 points. Day three results saw Delta Force inflicting another loss on Sunshine Angels 58-49 points.MFM beat IGP Queens 66-30 points. In the North Central Zone, holding in Abuja, Air Warriors beat Black Gold 94-45 points, FCT Wings overpowered Nassarawa Amazons 56-37 points, Plateau Rocks outscored Kanemi Queens 61-32 points while Nigeria Customs walked over Benue Princesses 20-0. On day two in the North Central, Plateau Rocks beat FCT Wings 74-63 points, Nigerian Customs, with a more equipped arsenal, defeated Nasarawa Amazons 101- 29 points. Blackgold recorded their first win of the second phase by beating hapless Kanem Queens 72-25 points. Air Warriors defeated Plateau Rocks 56-25 points as FCT Wings performed another walkover ceremony over Benue Princesses. In other results on day three, Plateau Rocks defeated Benue Princesses 20-0, Nasarawa Amazons beat Kanem Queens 55- 34, FCT wings lost 40-83 to Air Warriors and Black gold were beaten 63-29 by Nigeria Customs. Plateau Rocks whipped Nasarawa Amazons 63- 17, while Amazons defeated Benue Princesses 20-0. Seven teams are currently sweating it out at the Indoor Gymnasium of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, with the Nigerian Army Amazons leading the zone ahead of GT 2000 and Kaduna. Others are Taraba Hurricanes, Adamawa Flames, Zamfara Flames, Kebbi Equity Queens and Exousia Angels of Adamawa. GT 2000 defeated Kebbi 59-34 points. Adamawa dug deep to defeat Zamfara Angels 69-43 points, while 20 points were awarded to Nigerian Army after performing a walk over ceremony over Exousia who failed to show up. Day two matches saw Zamfara defeating Kebbi Equity 50-28 points, GT 2000 lost 40-52 points to sizzling hot Nigerian Army while Taraba defeated Exousia Angels 56-50 points. So far, Nigerian Army has recorded three wins out of three games, while Kebbi Equity Queens lost all their three games.Tags: First BankNational conference phaseNigerian ArmyOgun BabesZenith Ban Leaguelast_img read more