OK tribe strikes social and sports deal with Betconstruct

first_imgCasino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Social gaming Tribal gaming AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, has launched a new social casino product powered by Betconstruct, with the deal also allowing for the supplier to provide sports betting technology to the tribe’s non-profit igaming solutions arm GreySnow Group.The social platform is integrated with the tribe’s land-based loyalty program, allowing it to engage and retain players when they are off-property. The Iowa tribe currently operates two land-based casinos, Cimmaron Casino and Ioway Casino, as well as a travel plaza with slot machines, in the state.Cimmaron Casino general manager Stephan Burris said the venue was excited to partner Betconstruct to roll out its new social casino product.“We want our patrons to be familiar with what we believe will be a big part of the future of casino entertainment,” Burris explained. “This application offers a small example of what’s to come while further enhancing our relationships with our patrons through rewards and direct marketing.”This new agreement will also see Betconstruct provide GreySnow Group with its sportsbook technology, once legislation allowing for the launch of legal betting passes. This builds on an existing agreement with GreySnow, to provide online poker software.Read the full story on iGB North America. The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, has launched a new social casino product powered by Betconstruct, with the deal also allowing for the supplier to provide sports betting technology to the tribe’s non-profit igaming solutions arm GreySnow Group. OK tribe strikes social and sports deal with Betconstruct Companies: BetConstruct Regions: US Oklahoma 11th June 2020 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

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Communiqué from the Council of the Church in East Asia…

first_img The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI [Anglican Communion News Service] From Oct. 11 to 16, twenty-eight Anglican archbishops and bishops of the Council of the Church in East Asia, including the Obispo Maximo of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, met in Yangon, Myanmar, with the theme “Living and Sharing Jesus-Shaped Life” from Colossians 2:6, hosted by the Rev. Stephen Than Myint Oo, archbishop and primate of the Church of the Province of Myanmar. Joining them were their spouses and clergy who are members of the executive committee of the council. The delegates were from Japan, Myanmar, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan and Australia.Read the entire story here. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Communiqué from the Council of the Church in East Asia bishop’s meeting Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA center_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Posted Oct 17, 2017 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Asia Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Anglican Communion, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israellast_img read more

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Books for Syria reaches £1m target

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: fundraising Oxfam Melanie May | 22 February 2016 | News Books for Syria reaches £1m target • Picture: Mark Haddon at Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan. Sam Tarling / Oxfam Advertisement  357 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 The Waterstones Buy Books for Syria campaign has hit its target of raising £1 million for Oxfam’s Syria Crisis Appeal.The campaign began in October, and saw Waterstones booksellers sell a selection of titles by bestselling authors, which had been donated by their publishers, with the full retail price donated to Oxfam.Participating authors included Caitlin Moran, Mark Haddon (pictured), Victoria Hislop, Tracy Chevalier, Alexander McCall Smith, and Michael Morpurgo, with UK publisher support including Atlantic Books, Bloomsbury, Canongate, Egmont, Faber, and Granta.Oxfam GB chief executive Mark Goldring said:“The £1m raised will have a huge impact on Oxfam’s continuing work to help the Syrian people. It will help to provide clean water for hundreds of thousands inside the country, as well as support the many refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Europe who have been forced to flee their homes.”  356 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

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Vilsack Says NO FSA Office Closures in 2014

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Vilsack Says NO FSA Office Closures in 2014 Vilsack Says NO FSA Office Closures in 2014 By Gary Truitt – Mar 26, 2014 Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture heard about the 2015 USDA budget from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Wednesday morning. One issue that got some attention was the proposed realignment of Farm Service Agency offices across the country. Subcommittee Chairman Mark Pryor noted that is likely to result in quite a number of office closures. But Vilsack said he does not anticipate any closures in 2014 while the agency undergoes a work-study analysis. He told the Senators that roughly 30 offices currently have no full-time employees and there are 111 offices with one employee and within 20 miles of another office. Vilsack said he believes it’s time to take a look at how to restructure. The Secretary would like to see three types of FSA offices in the future – central offices with a supervisor and three or more employees; branch offices with at least three employees, but no supervisor; and satellite offices where people could obtain information by appointment. Vilsack said the restructuring effort isn’t about saving money – but about modernizing the system. Part of that modernization effort – according to Vilsack – is designed to make the offices a one-stop shop for farmers looking for information on rural development programs, how they might take advantage of conservation programs – and have the FSA offices act as a bridge or connector with those other opportunities. But Montana Senator Jon Tester warned there could be dire consequences for farmers with fewer FSA offices if they don’t get their programs in a timely manner. Vilsack assured the Senator that wouldn’t happen.On the new farm bill – Secretary Vilsack said farmers should be able to apply for disaster assistance by April 15th – with checks hopefully coming shortly thereafter. The timetable for implementing Agriculture Revenue Coverage and Price Loss Coverage is less certain. Vilsack said farmers should be able to update their productivity and production records late summer. By early fall he said they should get a sense of where USDA is in terms of what the regulations will be and the elections they have to make. The hope is that farmers will be in a position to make elections and be informed about them by the end of the year.  Previous articleSeed Consultants Names Regional Sales ManagerNext articleBiodiesel Tax Credit Impacts for Blenders, Producers Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Candidates for Governor Talk Agriculture

first_img Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Name Sym Last Change Facebook Twitter Minor Changes in June WASDE Report All quotes are delayed snapshots Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Previous articleFarmers Urged to Talk TPP with Congressmen During RecessNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Candidates for Governor Talk Agriculture Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Candidates for Governor Talk AgricultureEric HolcombIndiana’s candidates for Governor both met with some of our state’s top farmers and farm leaders to outline their vision for the future of the state and Indiana agriculture. For GOP candidate Eric Holcomb, it was day one of his campaign for governor having just been placed on the ballot on Tuesday by a special Republican committee.   He said  improving Indiana’s infrastructure is one of his top priorities, but was short on details on how this effort will be funded, “We will fix this problem when the General Assembly convenes in January, and I feel everything is on the table when it comes to funding.”John GreggDemocrat John Gregg also supported infrastructure improvements, but  did outline specific funding options he would support that did not involve a tax increase. He also called for improving rural broadband coverage in Indiana, “Our platform outlines improving broadband coverage in Indiana including how to pay for it.”Both men said they support growth of the Indiana livestock sector, renewable fuels, the RFS, and the Indiana Grown program. Both spoke of Indiana’s growing reputation as a place of innovation in life sciences and praised the work of the AgriNovus organization.  In fact, it was hard to find any difference between the two candidates on key agricultural issues.  The most noticeable difference between the candidates was in their style of campaigning. During a meeting with reporters, Holcomb stressed his political experience and work with Governors Pence and Daniels. Gregg downplayed his lengthy political career and stressed his ability to relate to Hoosiers.Holcomb said he will be naming a Lt. Governor running mate within the next 10 days and that it will be someone who supports agriculture. He added he is casting a wide net to find just the right person, “I want someone who is willing to work every day to make this state better.”Gregg stressed his Southern Indiana rural roots and knowledge of agriculture in his pitch to get traditionally republican farmers to vote democratic this year, “I don’t farm for a living, but I live on a farm. I manage my farm and my mother’s farm. I get it. I know what you want, and I challenge you to look beyond those party labels.”Holcomb stressed that, as Lt. Governor for the past 4 months, he understands agriculture and Hoosier ag groups and, as Governor,  will be a strong spokesman for continued growth, “I will share the importance of agriculture not only to our economy but to our future.”Gregg stressed that his commonsense approach is something that farmers will identify with, “I am the one candidate that comes from a farm background. I will talk about it and be a partner with you.”The Ag Policy Forum is an annual event presented by the Indiana Corn Growers Association and the Indiana Soybean Alliance. Both men made opening remarks to the 200 farmers and farmer leaders who were in attendance and then participated in a panel discussion with moderator Gerry Dick. The event also featured a presentation by representatives of Indiana Farm Bureau, Indiana Pork, the Agribusiness Council of Indiana, and Indiana Soybean Alliance.  They outlined the top policy priorities for Indiana agriculture. SHARE Facebook Twitter Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jul 28, 2016 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Home Indiana Agriculture News Candidates for Governor Talk Agriculture Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more

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Tanglewood neighborhood avoids re-zoning

first_imgFort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin printTanglewood won’t have to worry about its neighborhood looking too different after a unanimous decision from the Fort Worth City Council.At the June 2 Fort Worth City Council meeting, members of the Tanglewood neighborhood association expressed concerns over recently expired deed restrictions that prevented homes from being built on lots smaller than 10,000 square feet.The neighborhood association was concerned that without the deed restrictions, developers would be begin to build homes on smaller lots.Cara Kennemer, the development committee chair of the neighborhood association didn’t want to see that happen in Tanglewood.“Developers re-build homes in our neighborhood all the time,” Kennemer said. “But this was the first time one expressed interest in splitting [one large lot] into two different lots.”This prompted a petition campaign that started in December. The association wanted to rezone certain parts of the neighborhood.According to the City Council Agenda, a request was submitted to change zoning requirements and prevent developers from breaking up lots or adding additional homes to one-home lots.The form for the zoning request stated, “a significant increase in units per acre or reduction in lot size should be discouraged for new development immediately adjacent to existing development or platted and zoned property.”After receiving 176 letters in support of the proposal, the Zoning Commission recommended approval by a unanimous vote.After hearing about the proposal, W.B “Zim” Zimmerman, the representative for District three, moved for approval from the council. The proposal passed unanimously.The President of the neighborhood association, Deborah Freed, said that the approval of their proposal was extremely important.“What we have seen is that when the re-plotting begins it tends to just keep going,” Freed said.Freed also said that part of the re-plotting would include removing trees. “Tanglewood is a natural forest and we want to keep that look and feel.”Along with the aesthetics, the addition of more homes on existing plots created other concerns.“Tanglewood Elementary is extremely over-crowded,” Kennemer said. “We are bursting at the seams. We can deal with what we have but we don’t want any additional homes,” she added.Kennemer said the Tanglewood Neighborhood Association met with the case manager, Beth Knight, who provided more information.“Beth talked to us about how removing trees in a neighborhood means that more heat is absorbed,” Kennemer said. “Those are things we didn’t even think of, but they are important to consider.”For now, no plots will be broken up in the neighborhood; however, deed restrictions are set to expire south of Bellaire Drive soon.When addressing the council, Kennemer said she would be back in the future to address this.“We are just really grateful for the council’s support,” Freed said. ReddIt Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ + posts Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Fort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention month Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU Facebook Twitter Previous articleJimmy Johns comes to University StripNext articleMorning and afternoon waves for “Slide the City” cancelled Joey McReynolds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin The109: senior minister at University Christian Church announces resignation ReddIt Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Joey McReynolds Twitter Trump to appear at Fort Worth Convention Center Facebooklast_img read more

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Men’s basketball continues to improve defensively

first_imgprintWhile the losses continue to pile up for the Horned Frogs, TCU head coach Jamie Dixon is not completely dissatisfied.“I feel like we’ve played much better defensively as of late,” Dixon said. “We still aren’t where we want to be, but there’s definitely some improvement.”Throughout the season, poor defense has kept the Frogs from reaching their potential and could cost them a chance at the NCAA Tournament. TCU currently sits at No. 287 of 351 teams in the nation in scoring defense, allowing 77 points per game.Dixon said that his squad’s defense kept them in the game against Kansas Tuesday, but the offense’s drawbacks left much to be desired.Kouat Noi defends a West Virginia forward. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto“Our offense wasn’t as good,” Dixon said. “We had way too many turnovers.”This was an unusual sight for the Horned Frog faithful as TCU sits at No. 13 in the nation in scoring offense and No. 10 in assist/turnover ratio.“We were in a position to win the game and had the lead in the second half,” Dixon said. “We had some empty possessions down the stretch and that’s what cost us.”TCU’s defense continues to be very inconsistent. Following an impressive victory over No. 7 West Virginia, TCU collapsed against the SEC-bottom feeder Vanderbilt.Then they bounced back against Oklahoma State with a very impressive performance on the defensive side.In order to make a case for postseason basketball, the Frogs must continue the defensive momentum sustained against Kansas.Up next, the Horned Frogs will face the Texas Longhorns in Schollmaier Arena. TCU must continue to improve their defense and get their offense back in check in order to compete with the challenge Texas poses.“They’re just big with Bomba and Sims which makes them hard to score against and defend against,” Dixon said. “The last time we played them they made a lot of shots.”Statistically, the Longhorns are the worst offensive team in the conference, averaging just over 70 points per game. However, TCU is the penultimate scoring defense and allowed 99 points in a thriller against Texas earlier this season. The defense will need to strap down in order to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive.Tipoff against the Longhorns is set for 1 p.m. What to watch during quarantine Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Previous articleTCU ramping up anti-hazing efforts for the new semesterNext articleHeard’s ‘tremendous’ work ethic propelling her to strong first season Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin Twitter Facebook ReddIt Facebook Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vaglio ReddIt Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks + posts Dixon returned to his alma matter in 2016. (Cristian ArguetaSoto/Staff Photographer)last_img read more

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Student coalition works to implement change at TCU

first_img Previous articleHoroscopes: February 10, 2020Next articleNoticiero TCU 10 de Febrero 2020 Drew Mitchell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Facebook Timeka Gordon influences America’s future leaders The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life to host eighth annual Crossroads Lecture + posts Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ printA banner CUJE hung at the BLUU. Photo courtesy of CUJE’s Twitter accountSome TCU students are demanding the dean of the John V. Roach Honors College be fired for her actions on an Honors College trip to Washington, D.C. last summer. Organizers of the Coalition for University Justice and Equity (CUJE), which started last semester following the Atatiana Jefferson protest debrief, said they want TCU to live up to its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). “It’s that moment that you say ‘If not me, then who? If not now, then when?’ and that’s what keeps us going,” said one of the organizers. All of the members who were interviewed asked to remain anonymous, saying they wanted the movement to be more about their principles rather than be limited to specific individuals while also protecting their members. The logo for CUJE. Photo courtesy of CUJELast week the students released a list of demands that includes firing Diane Snow, the dean of the Honors College. Snow and other members of the honors faculty are named in a lawsuit that accuses them of physically and verbally abusing a student last summer during a month-long trip to Washington, D.C. CUJE also demands that a multicultural center be built within the next three years. They want it to be named after Fred Rouse, a Fort Worth resident who was lynched in 1921, and acknowledgment of the TCU founders’ participating in the confederate army, among other things. The demands were emailed to Chancellor Victor Boschini, who said he intends to meet with the students.“Anything that’s a good idea in there, I’m willing to consider,” Boschini said. “I don’t want to make a judgement on any of them [the demands] until I talk to them [organizers] because some of them have a lot of nuances to them, and I want to know exactly the detail on how they want it.”Organizers said they don’t want to have the equivalent of a listening session, referring to the campus-wide events held in response to the lawsuit that allowed students to discuss the campus climate. “We didn’t put these forth as just ideas for them to listen to and clap about,” said one of the organizers. Some of the CUJE leaders who were students in 2016 when a similar list of demands was released–which resulted in the creation of the comparative race and ethnic studies (CRES) department–said the 2016 protests inspired how they executed their list of demands. They wanted the demands to be more representative of different cultures and include input from graduate students as well as faculty members, an organizer said. They also said they wanted to take more action because many of the 2016 demands were not met. The demands were made specific because they don’t want their demands to be misinterpreted by the university, organizers said. Organizers said their demands are realistic and have been implemented at some of TCU’s aspirant schools.CUJE demands a public response from the university with a commitment to their demands by Feb. 12.CUJE demands were made public via Twitter on Feb. 5, along with a petition of support, which has 584 signatures to date.Photo courtesy of CUJEAnother organizer said people at TCU don’t see minority students as valuable or as human beings. They also said TCU’s campus has a culture that supports racist ideologies.“TCU is like a petri dish of discrimination and hatred,” one member of CUJE said. “It festers at this school in a way that I don’t really see it at other places.”Organizers said they have received encouragement, statements of solidarity and love from faculty, staff and students on campus, but the university’s response hasn’t been significant.Senior social work major Charity Mason said she thinks the coalition shows how intelligent and powerful marginalized students at TCU are.“This coalition should prove to the administration that the student body is tired of seeing racism, sexism and all the other isms that take place on campus,” she said. “It shows them the dedication that the student body has to change this campus.”Mason, who is also a CRES minor, also said she thinks the demands are exceptional and hopes the university meets them.Organizers said they will continue to act until their demands are met because these systemic changes need to be made.Readers can follow CUJE’s efforts on its Twitter page. Landing zones to remain on campus for spring semester Twittercenter_img ReddIt Linkedin Drew Mitchell is a Journalism major with an African American Studies Minor from Arlington, Texas. He has worked on staff for TCU 360 since his freshman year and is currently the Executive Editor of the Skiff, where they design and print a weekly paper for the TCU community. Facebook Twitter Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ TCU receives 100 more COVID-19 vaccines Drew Mitchell TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Sixteen years of campaigning for Dawit Isaak

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has campaigned incessantly for Isaak’s release for the past 16 years and is today launching a petition with the aim of sustaining this campaign.There has been no news of Isaak for the past 12 years. He is being held incommunicado, without access to his family or lawyers, because he did his job as a reporter and covered the political debate in Eritrean society 16 years ago. Like the ten other journalists arrested in 2001, he is regarded by the government as a terrorist.Information obtained by RSF suggests that seven of these journalists have died in detention. According to the account of a former prison guard in 2010, the last time Isaak was seen alive, the journalists are kept in inhuman conditions, handcuffed, isolated and exposed to terrible heat.For 16 year, RSF has worked constantly for the release of all of these unjustly detained journalists and, on World Press Freedom Day today, is launching a petition to maintain the pressure.“The situation in Eritrea is intolerable,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “For 16 years, this country has had no free press, its citizens have lived in terror and its journalists have been unable to work freely and have even been threatened while working for the state media.“The situation is more critical than ever but the European Union is taking a conciliatory line with President Issayas Afeworki’s regime, above all out of concern about the flood of Eritrean refugees fleeing the terrible persecution and arriving on Europe’s shores. RSF and other NGOs have been campaigning for years but nothing will change without a clear commitment from EU member states, the UN and the African Union.”Action instead of words?Together with his family, RSF has been battling to draw attention to Isaak’s fate and obtain his release for 16 years. After an initial petition in 2002, many press communiqués and several appeals to the European Parliament, RSF sent an appeal to Eritrea’s constitutional court in 2011, affirming the illegality of Isaak’s detention, but never received a response.In 2012, RSF referred the case to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, which asked Eritrea to free the journalists or guarantee them due process. Eritrea has never responded to this request either. RSF will raise the question at the Commission’s next session on 8 May in Niamey, Niger.During Eritrea’s Universal Periodic Review by the UN Human Rights Council, member states have made recommendations on the lack of media freedom, the complete control of state journalists and the inhuman treatment of imprisoned journalists in complete violation of all the rules of international law. But the Eritrean government has systematically ignored these recommendations.In 2015, RSF referred Isaak’s case to the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. A UN special report on the human rights situation in Eritrea, to which RSF contributed, concluded in June 2016 that crimes against humanity were taking place in Eritrea and asked the International Criminal Court to take up the case. No action has so far been taken.There have been other initiatives. In Sweden, RSF filed complaints against Eritrean government officials on Isaak’s behalf but the prosecutor refused to pursue the case. In June 2016, RSF wrote to President Afeworki asking to meet with Isaak in prison and thereby obtain proof that he is still alive. Afeworki personally acknowledged receipt of the letter but never granted the request.There are no longer any independent media outlets in Eritrea, which is ranked 179th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Only the state radio stations, the government newspaper and state-owned Eri TV can report what is going on inside Eritrea.Several foreign media outlets were allowed into Eritrea last year for a guided tour that was always the same. They were closely escorted and were unable to talk freely with members of the public. RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision News April 14, 2021 Find out more At a ceremony in Jakarta today to mark World Press Freedom Day, UNESCO is awarding its Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize to Dawit Isaak, a journalist with Swedish and Eritrean dual nationality who has been detained in the most appalling conditions in Eritrea since 2001. to go further Campaigns Organisation News Dawit Isaak, laureate of the UNESCO Guillermo Cano Award Follow the news on Eritrea Receive email alertscenter_img October 27, 2020 Find out more Reports Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? Help by sharing this information EritreaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independenceInternational bodies Judicial harassmentImpunityPredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionUNESCO Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case May 2, 2017 – Updated on May 3, 2017 Sixteen years of campaigning for Dawit Isaak January 13, 2021 Find out more EritreaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independenceInternational bodies Judicial harassmentImpunityPredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionUNESCO RSF_en last_img read more

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RT’s extraordinarily violent attack on RSF

first_img Related documents reponse_a_rt_rus.pdfPDF – 65.99 KB August 30, 2017 – Updated on August 31, 2017 RT’s extraordinarily violent attack on RSF Читать по-русски / Read in RussianThe attack comes just as RT (the former Russia Today) is preparing to launch a French-language version of RT in Paris at the end of the year after signing an agreement with France’s High Council for Broadcasting (CSA). It is currently recruiting 100 employees, including 50 journalists.In articles published on the Russian, French and English-language websites of RT and the Russian international news agency Sputnik, Simonyan called on RSF to “quietly self-dissolve, so as not to disgrace true human rights defenders.”Her comments were in response to an interview by RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire for the French cultural weekly Télérama on 22 August in which he referred to the letter Simonyan sent him in November 2016 after the European Parliament adopted a resolution on propaganda media.Although she is Vladimir Putin fan and heads a TV channel that toes the Kremlin line, her letter sought RSF’s support, invoking such international documents as article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights.In the Télérama interview, Deloire said: “We have reached a point where the enemies of journalism are using the very same principles as those used to defend it. Confronted by these challenges, international law is no longer fit for purpose.”Deloire referred to the many new, often heavily-funded propaganda media outlets that naturally take advantage of freedom of expression but often fall far short of meeting the standards of independent and honest journalism. He did not say that RT in its entirety consists of enemies of journalism. But RSF deplores its submission to the Russian government and its frequent violations of journalistic ethics and standard verification methods.“Calling for the closure of a media freedom NGO known throughout the world for its independence, and using her own media outlets to do so, reflects a concept of journalism that is, to say the least, somewhat distant from the profession’s ethical principles and standards,” Deloire said today.“We obviously stand by our claim that, in the new propaganda era we are entering, some people are exploiting internationally established standards to defend perversions of journalism. RT’s editor in chief can nonetheless count on RSF to continue making a noise in defence of free and independent journalism.”In recent years the British broadcast media regulator Ofcom has repeatedly accused RT of failing to satisfy impartiality standards.In the convention signed with France’s High Council for Broadcasting (CSA) in September 2015, RT France has undertaken to respect “pluralism in the expression of currents of thought and opinion, and honesty in the provision of news and information.”Its journalists must ensure “honest presentation of issues liable to be controversial and the expression of different viewpoints.” Article 2-3-6 says that the requirement of honesty applies to all programmes and that editors must be “rigorous in their presentation and handling of news.”Launched in 2005 and initially called Russia Today, RT is now Russia’s leading international TV broadcaster and Internet media outlet. Simonyan is editor in chief of both RT and the Rossiya Segodnya media group, which includes the Sputnik network and is disseminated in 34 countries. The Russian state funds both RT and Rossiya Segodnya. FranceRussiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expression Organisation Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan to go further RSF_en FranceRussiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expression News Receive email alertscenter_img June 8, 2021 Find out more News The Russian state-funded international TV channel RT has lashed out in an unusually violent manner at the Paris-based media freedom NGO Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The verbal attack on RSF by RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan reflects a concept of journalism far-removed from professional standards, RSF says. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says News Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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