Reporters without borders urges internet users to join in 24-hour online demo against internet censorship

first_img RSF_en No one should ever be prevented from posting news online or writing a blog, but they are in the 13 countries singled out by Reporters Without Borders for a 24-hour online protest against Internet censorship.Worldwide, 61 people are currently in prison for posting “subversive” content on a blog or website. Reporters Without Borders is compiling a list of 13 countries whose governments are “Internet enemies” because they censor and block online content that criticises them. The Internet scares. Censors of every kind exploit its flaws and attack those who pin their hopes on it. Multinationals such as Yahoo! cooperate with the Chinese government in filtering the Internet and tracking down cyber-dissidents.The defence of online free expression and the fate of bloggers in repressive countries concern everyone. So Reporters Without Borders is offering Internet users tools to campaign against Internet predators and is calling on them to participate in an INTERNATIONAL CYBER-DEMO.Everyone is invited to support this struggle by connecting to the Reporters Without Borders website (www.rsf.org) between 11 a.m. (Paris time) on Tuesday, 7 November, and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, 8 November. Each click will help to change the “Internet Black Holes” map and help to combat censorship. As many people as possible must participate so that this operation can be a success and have an impact on those governments that try to seal off what is meant to be a space where people can express themselves freely.Protests will also be staged by Reporters Without Borders bureaux around the world to condemn Internet censorship and ethical misconduct of the Internet giants when operating in one of these countries.Reporters Without Borders will publish the list of the 13 Internet enemies on 7 November and at the same time will launch its blog platform, rsfblog, and an Arabic-language version of its press freedom website.The agency Saatchi & Saatchi has created an Internet ad calling on the entire Internet community to take part in the 24-hour campaign. All media, websites and blogs that want to support this large-scale protest are invited to get in touch with Cédric Gervet at +33 1 4483-8474. Organisation Where: www.rsf.orgWhen: 11 A.M. on 7 November to 11 A.M. on 8 November News Freedom of expression is not a luxury. It is everyone’s right! No one should ever be prevented from posting news online or writing a blog, but they are in the 13 countries singled out by Reporters Without Borders for a 24-hour online protest against Internet censorship. Everyone is invited to support this struggle by connecting to www.rsf.org between 11 a.m. (Paris time) on Tuesday, 7 November, and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, 8 November. Help by sharing this information October 26, 2006 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Reporters without borders urges internet users to join in 24-hour online demo against internet censorshiplast_img read more

Picking up the pieces

first_img• For full fire coverage vist the Special Section. SAN DIEGO – Four charred bodies were found Thursday in an apparent migrant camp burned by one of the wildfires raging across Southern California, authorities said Thursday. If the fire was responsible for the deaths – which authorities said was not immediately certain – it would mean seven people have died in the flames that have consumed about 750 square miles and at least 1,800 homes since the weekend. Border Patrol agents on routine patrol found the bodies in an area near Barrett Junction, just east of San Diego, agency spokeswoman Gloria Chavez said. The area is near a major corridor for illegal immigrants who often walk hours or even days to cross into the country. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Authorities said they discovered the bodies Thursday afternoon but did not know how long ago the victims died. “They could have been out there a while,” said Paul Parker, a spokesman for the San Diego County medical examiner’s office. They were tentatively identified as three men and one woman. The area was burned by the Harris Fire, the same fire that claimed the life of 52-year-old Tecate man who refused to leave his house when the area was evacuated Sunday. The other two people killed directly by the wildfires also died in San Diego County. Despite the deaths, there were hopeful signs Thursday. President Bush surveyed the damage in the hard-hit community of Rancho Bernardo, where he draped his armed around a woman who had lost her home. “We want the people to know there’s a better day ahead – that today your life may look dismal, but tomorrow life’s going to be better,” said Bush, who earlier declared seven counties a major disaster area, making residents eligible for federal assistance to help them rebuild. Mandatory evacuation orders were lifted for most residential areas of San Diego and shelters emptied rapidly. San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders said an evacuation center at Qualcomm Stadium, which had housed as many as 10,000 people, would be closed at noon Friday. The president’s visit came just hours after rescue crews found the bodies of a married couple in the rubble of a burned home in Escondido. Like the previous death, the pair had been urged to evacuate. Neighbors told authorities they last saw the two around midnight Monday. They were reported missing sometime after that. San Diego County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday had taken a cursory look around the couple’s home and found no one inside. When the two did not turn up during the day, a search-and-rescue team was sent to the site and found one body Wednesday night and a second set of remains early Thursday. They were identified as John Christopher Bain, 58, a mortgage broker, and his wife, Victoria Fox, 55, a teacher. A relative who did not want to be identified because she was too distraught to talk to other reporters confirmed the deaths to The Associated Press, and their names matched property records for the address where they were found. Officials have reported 10 deaths connected to the fires; seven died of causes other than flames. At least 40 firefighters and 35 other people have been injured. In the Los Angeles area, fire crews worked to tamp out many wildfires, including two that burned 21 homes and were now fully contained. But the focus shifted to flames still raging in Orange and San Diego counties, particularly in rural areas near the Mexico border where more evacuation orders were issued. The total burn area across California had expanded to more than 482,000 acres – about 753 square miles. Eight Indian reservations have been damaged, with evacuation centers set up for tribal members. San Diego officials said the number of homes destroyed had risen to at least 1,470, about 400 more than previously reported. That would bring the number of homes destroyed in the seven affected counties to at least 1,800. The Santa Ana winds that had fueled the flames were all but gone by Thursday, but San Diego County remained a tinderbox. Firefighters cut fire lines around sections of the major blazes, but none of the four fires was more than 40 percent contained. More than 8,500 homes were still threatened. Towns scattered throughout the county remained on the edge of disaster, including the apple-picking region around Julian, where dozens of homes burned in 2003. Authorities also evacuated Jamul, an upscale community of about 6,000 in a hilly region about 20 miles east of San Diego. David and Brandy Hradecky, who defied evacuation orders with their daughters, said a small percentage of residents stayed in Jamul and worked with firefighters to save their neighbors’ homes. David Hradecky said he spent 2 days using his bulldozer to create firebreaks around seven homes. He said his young daughters even used 5-gallon buckets to put out hot spots and quench the thirst of farm animals that had been left behind. “Where are you going to go? They were evacuating the evacuee places. We know what to do. We took care of all the people’s houses,” said Brandy Hradecky. To the north, crews were battling a 35,000-acre fire in northern San Diego County that was burning on Palomar Mountain. Fred Daskoski, a spokesman for the state fire department, said there was no immediate threat to the mountain’s landmark observatory, which housed the world’s largest telescope when it was completed in 1908. In the Lake Arrowhead area, fire officials said 16,000 homes remained in the path of two wildfires that had destroyed more than 300 homes. Both fires remained out of control, but were being bombarded by aerial tankers and helicopters. A 23,000-acre blaze in Orange County has been declared arson. Five people in San Diego, San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties have been arrested on suspicion of arson, but none has been linked to any of the major blazes, authorities said Thursday. A sixth man, Russell Lane Daves, 27, of Topock, Ariz., was shot to death by San Bernardino police Tuesday after he fled officers who approached to see if he might be trying to set a fire.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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Moville U16’s narrowly denied in sensational final with Gaoth Dobhair

first_imgThe curtain came down on our u16s lads season on Saturday morning when they played Gweedore in the northern board Division one shield final. It was a fantastic game of football and both sides gave there all giving the conditions. Moville dominated for the majority of the game but a strong second half performance from Gweedore seen them get back into the game and when the final whistle went at the end they had registered 1 extra point to take home the silverware on the final score Moville 5-6 to Gweedore 5-7.  Although the lads were extremely disappointed at the end but the club and management are extremely proud of this bunch of players and of their achievements this season by winning the Inishowen league and competing in Division one in the county. Well done lads.This coming Saturday morning will be our last underage Saturday morning training and it finishes with our annual Christmas cup.  There will be 2 blitzes for mixed teams of  age 6/u8/u10 and u12/14 boys and girls followed by underage presentation. This promises to be a fun day with prizes and a special guest making an appearance so parents and everyone are invited to come along and watch the future talent of the club. Underage training will resume in January. Thanks to all the coaches and everyone who has helped out on Saturday morning throughout the year.On Sunday the attention switches to our minor ladies as they take on the County Down champions Bredagh in Ballykinler Co Down at 2pm in their Ulster semi final. The very best of luck ladies and please come along and support the ladies if you canLotto results 14/11/16No jackpot winner. €50 Luke Mc Aleer. No’s7,12,16,23. Next weeks jackpot €9,300.Thank you for your continued support and contributions.After the clubs extremely successful year the clubs annual dinner dance will take place in the Redcastle hotel on Friday the 9th of December and tickets are now on sale from any committee member. If you want to go to what promises to be a fantastic night then please get your tickets early as the club needs numbers finalised with the hotel by Sunday the 4th of December. As part of our 20 years celebration we propose to have a running slide show at the dinner dance of photos reflecting the successes and development of the club since entering senior football in 1996. If anyone has any old photos of any significance can they loan them to Jimmy Hegarty for scanning and they will be returned immediately contact Jimmy at 9381148 or contact any committee member.Anyone wanting to have notes added to the papers whether it’s upcoming fixtures, match reports or any other club related events that you want people to know about can you inform the PRO by 5pm Sunday. Details can be sent via private mail on our club Facebook page, by text to 07769298868 or an email to [email protected] Moville U16’s narrowly denied in sensational final with Gaoth Dobhair was last modified: November 21st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAAmovilleSportlast_img read more