“Temptation to control” – report of fact-finding visit to Ukraine

first_img News Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV Help by sharing this information February 26, 2021 Find out more RSF_en UkraineEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders is today publishing the report of the fact-finding visit it made to Ukraine from 19 to 21 July. Entitled “Temptation to control,” it looks at the marked increase in press freedom violations since Viktor Yanukovych’s election as president in February. During their visit, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general, Jean-François Julliard, and the head of the organisation’s Europe and Ex-USSR desk, Elsa Vidal, met national and local media representatives, members of press freedom NGOs, and parliamentarians from both the ruling party and opposition.Cases of physical attacks on journalists, direct obstruction of their work and acts of censorship of various kinds were reported to the organisation.The reports conclusion’s have unfortunately been borne out by investigative journalist Vasil Klimentiev’s disappearance on 11 August and this week’s court decision that the allocation of new broadcast frequencies to two privately-owned independent TV stations, TVi and 5 Kanal, was illegal.The allocation of broadcast frequencies is a crucial issue. A Kiev administrative court ruled on 30 August in favour of the action brought against TVi and 5 Kanal by rival TV station owner Valeriy Khoroshkovsky – who also happens to be the head of the SBU, Ukraine’s main security agency, and a member of the Judiciary Supreme Council – and ordered that prosecutions be brought against members of the National Broadcasting Council.The ruling has dealt a blow to the independence of TV stations and the National Broadcasting Council. Reporters Without Borders regards it as an act of censorship against the two TV stations that are most critical of the current government.During a discussion of civil liberties in Ukraine on 30 August with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Yanukovych said it was it was a matter of the “utmost interest” to him that the process of democratization in Ukraine should continue successfully.Reporters Without Borders hopes that these pledges are real and that every effort will be made to shed light on Klimentiev’s disappearance and avoid a recurrence of the impunity and obstruction that has marked the investigation into the September 2000 abduction and murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze. The Gongadze case has still not been concluded, although government officials and politicians have repeatedly claimed that this was their desire.The increase in press freedom violations detailed in the report needs a strong reaction from the international community, especially the European Union, so that media freedom can be guaranteed in Ukraine.Reporters Without Borders is open to dialogue with Ukrainian politicians and is due to return to Ukraine soon to meet with President Yanukovych at his invitation.The entire report is available in English, French, Russian and Ukrainian on the Reporters Without Borders website (www.rsf.org). Organisation UkraineEurope – Central Asia News Open publication – Free publishing – More report September 7, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Follow the news on Ukraine Reports Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority September 1, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Temptation to control” – report of fact-finding visit to Ukraine News to go further Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Related documents Download the reportPDF – 1.79 MB March 26, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Gardai seek help tracing missing Limerick man

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Tim Dennehy, who is missing in Limerick since last MondayTim Dennehy, who is missing in Limerick since last MondayLIMERICK Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of Tim Dennehy (41), who is missing from Limerick City since this Monday.Tim was last seen in the Dooradoyle area of Limerick City on Monday night May 23 at approximately 11pm.Tim is described as being 5’8″ in height, of slim build, with short brown hair and a long beard.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up When last seen Tim was wearing a navy coloured Cork GAA hoodie with red sleeves, light brown trousers and brown shoes.Gardaí are concerned for Tim’s welfare and anyone with information is asked to contact them at Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061 214340, the Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin NewsBreaking newsGardai seek help tracing missing Limerick manBy Staff Reporter – May 24, 2016 990 Print Previous articleSocials – UL Presidents Dinner 2016Next articleGarda Band and Brendan Grace join forces for McCabe Memorial Concert Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSDooradoylelimerickmissingTim Dennehy center_img WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Emaillast_img read more

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Winter veggies

first_imgBy George E. BoyhanUniversity of GeorgiaIt doesn’t feel like it now, but the growing season is quicklycoming to an end. If you want to keep growing vegetables throughthe winter, you may want to look into a greenhouse.A greenhouse may sound expensive, but the principles behind itcan be anything from a sunny window to a cold frame to afull-fledged, heated greenhouse. All can be used to extend yourgrowing season for vegetables.Of course, if you live in south Georgia, you can still grow manyvegetables through the winter in your garden. This would includecrops like onions, collards, cabbage, broccoli, carrots and peas.All of these can stand very cold weather, including some frost.A sunny, south-facing window can be an ideal place to grow a fewherbs or leafy greens. For an even better environment, you maywant to install a greenhouse window that extends from the side ofthe house. This maximizes the amount of sun the plants get whileremaining warm at night and allowing for convenient access.Tasty treatsFresh leafy greens or herbs can be tasty treats during thewinter. Herbs in which the leaves are harvested are best. Thosein which you harvest the roots or flowers are harder to growunder these conditions.A cold frame is another low-cost greenhouse environment you maywant to consider. This is an enclosed, unheated space, usually nolarger than 1 to 2 feet high. It’s usually covered with plasticor glass and relies on the sun to warm it during the day.At night, it may drop back to ambient nighttime temperatures.Large stones or a container of water can help keep nighttemperatures up by releasing heat accumulated during the day.During sunny days, these enclosures can get quite hot even inwinter, so you may have to vent them during the sunniestparts of the day.VentingVenting can be done manually or with a passive, solar-poweredventing device. These devices will open a vent when heated andare adjustable to your temperature requirements.For even greater temperature control, these cold frames can beheated. Electric heating mats will add bottom heat to your plantsand seedlings and help prevent cold injury on the coldest nights.Finally, for the Cadillac approach, get a greenhouse. These canbe inexpensive wood or PVC structures covered with plastic. Orthey can be glass-enclosed, sophisticated environments that caneven be an extension of your home.Many companies manufacture home greenhouses of various designsthat can be free-standing or attached. Sunrooms that extend yourliving space are really nothing more than greenhouses. Theserooms not only give you space for growing plants but can extendthe heated square feet of your home, adding considerable value toyour investment.Unheated or heatedGreenhouses can be unheated or heated, but all should have somemethod of venting during warm, sunny days. Many vegetables can begrown in such a structure.If it’s unheated, cool-season vegetables such as lettuce,spinach, cabbage and broccoli will do well, and the enclosurewill protect them on the coldest nights while accelerating growthwith the heat from the sun on warm, sunny days.With a fully heated and vented greenhouse, the sky’s the limit.Do you want fresh tomatoes or cucumbers in the winter? You cangrow them in such a structure.Space is usually limited, so you may want to look for smallerplant types, like short-vine cantaloupes or patio tomatoes.Trellising is a good way to maximize the space, too. In fact,commercial greenhouse vegetable production relies heavily ontrellising to produce quality tomatoes, pepper, cucumbers, etc.Nothing beats walking into a warm, moist greenhouse in thewinter. This can be a wonderful hobby with endless hours ofenjoyment, and vegetable production can be just a small part ofthe possibilities.(George Boyhan is an Extension Service horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.)last_img read more

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Trick or treating tomorrow? You’ll want to check out how this house will be hosting!

first_imgAfter a week, she made a skelton themed ramp where she and her family can slide candy down, so they can participate by still “handing out” candy, but from a far, safe distance. Concerns about how to have a safe but fun trick or treating experience have been on the top of parent’s minds. Jessy Stafford and her family love celebrating Halloween and this year they said it would be no different. But she knew given the current state of the pandemic that she’d have to get creative. She is also putting out hand sanitizer in order to promote more safety measures. You can stop by the house which is on Brownell Ave. anytime tomorrow up until 9 p.m.center_img And that’s what she did. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Halloween will look a little different this year. She said her three-year-old son is thrilled, adding that he loves to see the costumes and she is excited to be able to celebrate with him, hoping that no matter how kids and parents show up, they will put a smile on people’s faces.last_img read more

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