Demonstrations outside Burmese embassies in support of DVB’s detained video journalists

first_img to go further Reporters Without Borders participated in the demonstrations that were staged outside Burma’s embassies in several capitals today in response to a call from Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), a radio and TV station run by Burmese exile journalists.“Hla Hla Win is serving a 27-year jail sentence because she wanted to tell the world what was happening in Burma,” Reporters Without Borders said. “There are many other Burmese journalists who, like her, have paid a high price for exercising their right to report the news. “We want to show our support for DVB’s 17 detained video journalists and to urge the international community to reiterate its requests to the new Burmese government to release all detained netizens, dissidents and journalists, including DVB’s reporters, without delay.”Around 20 journalists and bloggers have been arrested by the police or army in Burma since the Saffron Revolution in 2007Today’s demonstrations, held outside the Burmese embassies in Bangkok, Paris, Geneva and London, were to support the “Free Burma VJ” (Free Burma’s Video Journalists) campaign that DVB launched on 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, with backing from Reporters Without Borders.Reporters Without Borders, Info-Birmanie, Amnesty International, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), other human rights activists and members of the Burmese community participated in the demonstration outside the embassy in Paris, during which a letter was handed for Ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn.In Geneva, the protesters marched from the Palais Wilson, the headquarters of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, to the Burmese Mission, where they handed in a petition addressed to foreign minister Wunna Maung Lwin (Burma’s former ambassador to the UN in Geneva and New York) calling for the immediate release of Hla Hla Win and all political prisoners.The Swiss section of Reporters Without Borders plans to continue staging regular demonstrations in Switzerland’s cities until Hla Hla Win is released.Sign DVB’s online petition for the release of Hla Hla Win and its other detained video journalists: http://www.freeburmavj.org/petitionInfo-Birmanie also has an online petition: http://infobirmanie.wufoo.com/forms/patition-libarez-les-journalistes-de-la-dvb/And this is an online petition launched by the NGO Access calling for the release of Burma’s journalists and political prisoners: https://www.accessnow.org/page/s/release-hla-hla-nowvideo Bangkok: Read the letter that was handed in to Burma’s ambassador in Paris: (attached file)photos: 1-6: DVB Bangkok/ 7-9: Burma Campaign UK/ 10-12: RSF Switzerland/ 13-15: Paris Organisation RSF_en May 31, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information May 12, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Related documents burma_letter_to_burma_ambassador_-_09-09-11-2.pdfPDF – 265.43 KB center_img News News September 9, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Demonstrations outside Burmese embassies in support of DVB’s detained video journalists Follow the news on Myanmar Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum May 26, 2021 Find out more News MyanmarAsia – Pacific US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torturelast_img read more

Western Electric Retirees Bowling League

first_imgWeek 9, November 7High score – Toni Roake (152), Nick Musica (168, 181, 152), Elsie Buban (163), Diane Mangan (165), Pete Krol (161), John Vida (169, 152, 150), Rosemary McKnight (182, 172), Cookie Nilan (181, 150)High series – Nick Musica (501), John Vida (471), Rosemary McKnight (502)Week 10, November 14High scores – Pete Krol (173), Rosemary McKnight (156), Nick Musica (188)High series – Nick Musica (466)Week 11, November 21High scores – John Vida (169, 185, 168), Rosemary McKnight (156, 170), Nick Musica (178), Diane Mangan (177), Cookie Nilan (165), Barbara Prokop (150)High series – John Vida (522), Rosemary McKnight (470), Nick Musica (464) Week 7, October 24High scores – Cookie Nilan (165, 203), Elsie Buban (167), Pete Krol (160), John Vida (150), Rosemary McKnight (166, 177, 174), Nick Musica (165, 160, 176), Toni Roake (160), Barbara Prokop (150)High series – Cookie Nilan (516), Rosemary McKnight (515), Nick Musica (501)Week 8, October 31High scores – Nick Musica (167, 183, 158), Rosemary McKnight (184, 158), John Vida (164, 179, 182), Elsie (155), Cookie Nilan (156)High series – Nick Musica (505), Rosemary McKnight (489), John Vida (529)last_img read more

Leading hoteliers organized the possibility of testing their guests in tourist destinations

first_imgJadranka Group co-finances the cost of testing in their camps with an amount depending on the total residence bill, while Amines Hotels & Campsites co-finances the cost of testing in its hotels for guests from Austria, with an amount depending on the total bill of stay. After Falkensteiner and other leading hoteliers have organized the possibility of testing their guests in tourist destinations along the Adriatic coast, all with the aim of increasing the level of security and providing the most carefree vacation for their guests. Arena Hospitality Group assumes the cost of PCR testing for guests coming from Austria, in full or in part, depending on the total length of stay. Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences offers free testing to guests who achieve a minimum stay of 3 nights, and gives a discount of EUR 50 for all guests from Italy and Austria who leave the hotel after a minimum stay of 3 nights and want to take the test in their country. Testing is intended for guests coming from countries that have introduced an obligation or possibility to test when returning to their home country. Some companies provide free testing or co-finance testing, especially for guests from Austria who, due to new circumstances, need to present a negative PCR test for Covid-19 when returning to Austria from Croatia.center_img Tako Maistra provides free PCR testing for stays in the facilities until September 15, according to the following criteria: for reservations from 1000 € it is possible to test up to two people, for reservations from 1500 € to three people and for reservations from 2000 € testing up to 4 people. All open facilities Valamar Riviera offer Austrian guests free PCR testing if the cost of testing is less than 50 percent of the total stay bill. The above applies to individual guests, OTA and lump sum guests in campsites who are Austrian citizens.last_img read more