Three Mother Nature Cambodia reporters arrested for “inciting crime”

first_img Receive email alerts Alternative media Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of three Cambodian journalists-cum-environmental activists who were arrested nearly a month ago in connection with their coverage of the partial destruction of a lake in a suburb of the capital, Phnom Penh. Mother Nature Cambodia emerged as an alternative media outlet combining journalism and activism in 2012, when it published the findings of its investigation into the large-scale logging of rare woods by the state and by powerful businessmen linked to the regime’s leadership – a business worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Organisation Cambodia is ranked 144th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Their crime was investigating the decision to fill in part of Lake Boeung Tamok. In a video that has since been rendered inaccessible, Mother Nature Cambodia reported that the defence ministry is going to fill in 300 hectares of the lake in order to build a military base, with disastrous consequences for the environment. to go further Two members of Mother Nature Cambodia, Dem Kundy and Hun Vannak, were already arrested on the same charge of inciting crime in September 2017, when they were doing a report on illegal trafficking in sand and were caught filming barges delivering vast amounts of newly extracted sand to an international cargo ship. To mark “Earth Overshoot Day” on 22 August, RSF published alarming statistics about journalists who cover environmental stories. At least ten have been killed worldwide in the past five years, while more than 50 press freedom violations linked to environment journalism have been tallied during the same period. Thon Ratha (left), Long Kunthea (center) and Phuon Keorasmey (photos: MNC). News News Follow the news on Cambodia “In a country like Cambodia, where the government has applied itself to eliminating all independent media in the past three years, organizations such as Mother Nature Cambodia are now taking on the role of providing freely-reported and reliable information,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “The arrest of three of its investigators is the latest step in the Hun Sen administration’s progression from bad to worse, towards a society with totalitarian overtones. They must be freed at once.” News Help by sharing this information Google experiments drop Australian media from search results RSF_en News January 21, 2021 Find out more RSF decries Cambodian plan for Chinese-style “Great Firewall” February 24, 2021 Find out more Long Kunthea, Phuon Keoreaksmey and Thon Ratha, who work for the environmental website Mother Nature Cambodia, were arrested on 3 September and were placed in pre-trial detention three days later on a charge of “incitement to commit a felony or cause social unrest.” CambodiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses EnvironmentCitizen-journalistsJudicial harassment September 30, 2020 Three Mother Nature Cambodia reporters arrested for “inciting crime” CambodiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses EnvironmentCitizen-journalistsJudicial harassment Cambodian journalist gets 20 months in jail for livestream December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Saddle up for Limerick’s BeSPOKE Festival

first_imgThe Mayor of Limerick Kevin Sheahan and Ruth Herman, Wild Atlantic Sports, Kinsale at the launch of the BeSpoke festival. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Print Advertisement Sean Putt, Trails Addict at the launch of the BeSpoke festival on the boardwalk, Howleys Quay, Limerick.Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Sean Putt, Trails Addict at the launch of the BeSpoke festival on the boardwalk, Howleys Quay, Limerick. WhatsApp Sean Putt, Trails Addict and Marty Mannering, Highnelly Bikes at the launch of the BeSpoke festival. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Leanne O’Neill, The Mayor of Limerick Kevin Sheahan and Stephanie Schmid, Richmond Rugby Club at the launch of the BeSpoke festival on the boardwalk, Howleys Quay, Limerick. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Facebook TAGSBeSpoke FestivalfeaturedlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick Smarter Travel Previous articleMrs Shakespeare looks back in anguishNext articleDruidShakespeare presents Henriad quartet John Keogh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads The Mayor of Limerick Kevin Sheahan (centre) with Peter Ward, Valerie Dunne, Lorraine Cliff, Lorraine Sheehan and John Halliwell, Cycle 4 Sick Children at the launch of the BeSpoke festival. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Sean Putt, Trails Addict at the launch of the BeSpoke festival. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. NewsSaddle up for Limerick’s BeSPOKE FestivalBy John Keogh – June 11, 2015 1068 A SUMMER Solstice bike ride from Limerick City to Lough Gur; a family cycle along the banks of the River Shannon and a host of free fun bike events are among the highlights of this year’s BeSPOKE Cycling Festival, taking place throughout Limerick from June 13 to 21.The events begin this Saturday, June 13 with a BeSPOKE expo area on Bedford Row, where members of the public can receive a free bike health check while enjoying a wide range of on-street entertainment.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The festival’s flagship event, the BeSPOKE Riverside Family Cycle, takes place at 11am on Sunday, June 21 with a cycling tour of the city’s waterfront beginning and finishing at Howley’s Quay. This will be followed by a family fun day along the quayside with participants asked to come in fancy dress and to decorate their bikes.Sunday June 21 also offers a unique opportunity to experience the Summer Solstice in the magical surrounds of Lough Gur with participants departing Limerick city at 5am.Ahead of this, there will be bike repair workshops in Castletroy (June 12); Corbally (June 17) The Parkway Shopping Centre, Southill Area Centre and Richmond RFC (June 20) and a number of cycling inspired events across the city and county.There will be lots of fun for schools throughout 15-19 June with a Golden Bike competition and a school travel exhibition.Limerick Smarter Travel project manager, Pat O’Neill said that over the last few months they had rolled out the Limerick Public Bike Scheme and became the first Irish city to offer free access to secure bike lockers and bike stands while also making bike parking spaces available at multi-story car parks.“We’re also in the process of developing, maintaining and promoting new and existing recreational infrastructure and we’re confident that the huge line up of events for the BeSPOKE festival will help to increase the number of cyclists on our roads which is key to establishing Limerick as a successful Smarter Travel Demonstration City”, he said. Sean Putt, Trails Addict at the launch of the BeSpoke festival on the boardwalk, Howleys Quay. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters.center_img Highlights of BeSPOKE 2015Friday, 12 JuneBike Repair Day – Public Park, Castletroy 5pm-7.30pmSaturday, 13 JuneBeSPOKE expo – Bedford Row, 10am-5pmSunday, 14 JuneGreat Southern Trail Cycle – Newcastle West, Abbeyfeale 11am20km cycleWednesday, 17 JuneBike Repair Evening- Shannon Fields, Corbally 5.30pm-7.30pmThursday, 18 JuneCycling Pursuit Challenge – Adare GAA field 11amSaturday 20 JuneBike Repair Day and Tool Drive- Southill Area Centre 12-3pmSunday, 21 JuneSummer Solstice Cycle 5am-8am, registration 4.45am Penney’s O’Connell StreetBeSPOKE Riverside Family Cycle –Howley’s Quay, 11amSaturday, 28 JuneAwareness Cycle and Rider Bike Repair – RAW Cycles, Delta Retail Park. Registration from 8amFor full details go to Sean Putt, Trails Addict at the launch of the BeSpoke festival on the boardwalk, Howleys Quay, Limerick.Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Sean Putt, Trails Addict and Marty Mannering, Highnelly Bikes at the launch of the BeSpoke festival on the boardwalk, Howleys Quay. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. The judges, Sharon McMeel, Richard Lynch, Leah Melling and Marty Mannering, Highnelly Bikes at the launch of the BeSpoke festival. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Bernard Boland, The Mayor of Limerick Kevin Sheahan and Cathal Dillon, Southill Mens Sheds at the launch of the BeSpoke festival. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email The Mayor of Limerick Kevin Sheahan and Marty Mannering, Highnelly Bikes at the launch of the BeSpoke festival. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. The Mayor of Limerick Kevin Sheahan with Brian O’Donnell, Anthony Murphy and Marion Conway, Team Adare Cycling at the launch of the BeSpoke festival on the boardwalk, Howleys Quay. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Sean Putt, Trails Addict and Marty Mannering, Highnelly Bikes at the launch of the BeSpoke festival. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

St. Bernard’s girls advance to NCS Division V title game with 64-40 win over International

first_imgEureka >> For the past three seasons, the road to the Division VI title has gone through Crusader Gymnasium. Even with the Crusaders playing up a division this year, it’s no different come the first weekend of March.And, as head coach Matt Tomlin put it, his team played their best game of the season to get the chance to play for yet another section title.The St. Bernard’s girls basketball team booked its ticket into the North Coast Section Division V championship game in impressive fashion, …last_img

2019 Allen County Annual Meeting

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 2019 Annual Meeting The 2019 Allen County Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Annual Meeting was held at Hart Hall with dinner catered by Stites Catering of Lima.Celebrating 100 years of Ohio Farm BureauSpecial guest from Ohio Farm Bureau, Jordan Hoewischer spoke to guests about water quality in our state.Rose Hartschuh, Farm Bureau, gave the State Trustee Report.State Representitive, Bob Cupp, spoke on behalf of Allen County in the state agenda.Jessica Vandenbroek gave the county organization report, awarded scholarships and recapped the year.Our business meeting was held, dinner was served, door prizes were raffled, and the year was celebrated.We welcome a new year at Ohio Farm Bureau in Allen County and can’t wait for what is in store.last_img read more

3 Tenets to Consider When Taking on New Video Projects

first_imgLet’s take a look at the “Three P’s” of taking on new filmmaking or videography projects: passion, prestige, and profit.Cover image via Shutterstock.As a freelance videographer or editor, you have the luxury (or burden, at times) of choosing the projects you work on. Sometimes, these gigs can be for awesome clients, representing awesome brands that will improve your reel while making you some money.Other times, you’ll have to work for little to no money, for terrible clients, and for boring brands you wouldn’t want anyone to see. So how do you, as a smart investor in your own brand, make these video project decisions?Well, let’s explore what I like to call the “Three P’s of Picking Projects.” If you cross-examine a new project with the values of these three tenets (passion, prestige, and profit), you can make smart decisions to help you improve your craft, expand your portfolio, and further your career.Tenet One: PassionImage via Shutterstock.Understanding what makes you tick is a huge part of defining your own success. There are certain types of projects that we all gravitate to that don’t feel like work at all. These “passion” projects motivate you to dive in, try new things, and make the best work possible.Passion projects are sometimes few and far between. Sometimes, you have to make or find them yourself, but they are highly important to your creative well-being. However, they are also often the types of projects that pay the least — but, they can be highly prestigious (think of a film getting into a festival, or winning an award).Tenet Two: PrestigeImage via Shutterstock.When choosing a project, it’s also important to consider how the project will reflect back on you. If you’re in a corporate track, working with big corporate brands may offer a level of prestige that validates your work and your brand. Your work could also get a boost by appearing on a national stage and garnering thousands more views than anything you could do on your own.Sometimes clients can be aware of this (nonprofits and savvy start-up clients do this all the time), and they may ask for cheaper prices or pro-bono work to help elevate your brand with the work.Tenet Three: ProfitImage via Shutterstock.This may be the most important tenet to consider. If video production is your career, you have to make decisions that will make you money to pay your bills. While passion and prestige are important — and can help garner higher profits in the future — at the end of the day, you will always need to consider what a project pays.As such, the most profitable projects are often the least prestigious and inspire the least passion. Some examples might include medical industry work, long-form HR training video series, or corporate explainer videos — to name a few…How to Maximize All ThreeImage via Shutterstock.So, if these are the three tenets of your video project decision-making rubric, your goal as a video professional is to find ways to maximize all three.1) Be upfront with potential clients about which tenets are lacking in a project.When considering projects and talking with clients, I’ve found it helpful to be upfront about what I’m good at, what I’d like to do, and what I expect as fair pay. If they’re asking for work that doesn’t satisfy all three tenets, let them know and give them options. There are very rare instances when clients offer perfect projects off-the-bat. It usually takes communication and negotiation to find the sweet spot.2) Fill in the gaps yourself.If there are no ways to account for lacking tenets, be proactive and find ways to do it yourself. If you know you’ll be doing a bunch of profitable but boring work for several weeks, find fun passion projects to work on during the weekend. Maybe volunteer your time for a nonprofit to try a new technique you’re excited to use.If you’re only working fun projects that aren’t paying the bills, you may need to buck up and take on some profitable work to build up your brand for more prestigious work.3) Don’t take on projects that sap your ability to balance the three.At the end of the day, if you aren’t finding that balance of passion, prestige, and profit, your work is going to suffer, and your career can become untenable. It’s up to you to understand your video project decision rubric and what’s best for your career.For more tips about navigating the world of freelance video production and editing, check out the following resources.Advice on Finding Corporate Video Clients3 Tips for Pitching a Corporate VideoHow to Handle Negative Feedback From Clients Tips for Successful Video and Film Freelancinglast_img read more

CMA CGM Adani Team Up on Mundra Ports New Terminal

first_imgzoom CMA Terminals (CMAT), a part of French shipping giant CMA CGM, and India’s port developer Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ) have signed an agreement to jointly operate container terminal 4 at Mundra Port for 15 years.In July 2014, APSEZ and CMAT signed a Joint Venture agreement and have now operationalised the new container terminal named Adani CMA Mundra Terminal Private Limited (ACMTPL). The parties informed that the deal has an option to be extended twice for 10 more years.The partners have completed the CT4 project three months ahead of schedule making Mundra Port the largest container-handling port in the country. The port was already the country’s number one multi-purpose port facility.As the only container terminal on the west coast of India where the world’s largest container ships can call, CT4 has four units of 65 tonnes capacity of rail mounted quay cranes capable of handling 18,000 TEU vessels and super post and ultra large container vessels (ULCV) and an annual capacity of 1.3 million TEUs, CMA CGM informed.“This is a notable milestone for us, as with the commissioning of this terminal, Mundra port will become India’s largest container-handling port. This strategic partnership with CMA CGM in the Container Terminals business brings significant value to Mundra port,” Karan Adani, CEO, APSEZ, said.last_img read more

Juvenile held for abduction and murder of 6yearold boy

first_imgA juvenile has been apprehended for the alleged abduction and murder of six-year-old boy from central Delhi’s Ranjit Nagar, police said on Saturday.The 17-year-old, who is a neighbour of the victim, also told police that he desired to purchase an expensive phone with the ransom money, said a police official.As per the police, on Thursday evening when Ganesh was playing outside his home, the accused lured the boy with some mobile games and abducted him. About 9 pm, he made a phone call to the boy’s father, Pramod, allegedly demanding Rs 1.5 lakh for the safe release of the boy.Pramod is a fruit seller and has his shop is in a central Delhi market. When he returned home on Thursday, he found his son missing and went out looking for him. Meanwhile, he received the ransom call. He had no means to pay the ransom money and so he reported the matter to the police.On Friday evening, Ganesh’s body was found in a park in south-west Delhi’s Narayana area with his throat slit. Meanwhile, police had started tracking the phone number by which the ransom call was made.last_img read more