Bolsonaro wants to arm journalists

Posted On Jun 12 2021 by

first_img BrazilAmericas Protecting journalists Freedom of expressionViolence Organisation News Follow the news on Brazil Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil May 9, 2019 Bolsonaro wants to arm journalists EVARISTO SA / AFP Under a terse decree signed by the president on 7 May and published in the official gazette yesterday, “professional journalists who cover crime” are among the many categories of citizens now allowed to carry firearms in public. The other categories include lawyers, traffic police officers and “residents of rural areas.”This surprise decision, which was not preceded by any consultation with organizations that represent Brazil’s media, followed an earlier decree that Bolsonaro signed on 15 January, a few days after being sworn in. It loosened the rules for acquiring firearms but did not authorize their carriage in public, one of his leading campaign promises.“This decision sets a dangerous precedent and does nothing to resolve the security problems that many Brazilian journalists face,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk. “It is with the tools they use to communicate, not with firearms, that journalists fulfil their heavy responsibility to report the news.”Four journalists were murdered in Brazil in 2018, amid an increase in the vulnerability of independent reporters covering stories linked to corruption, public policy and organized crime in small and mid-sized towns.Bolsonaro’s government has been fuelling a climate of mistrust and confrontation with the media ever since it took office. RSF urges the authorities to focus their efforts on preventing the risks linked to coverage of sensitive subjects, and on reinforcing state mechanisms for protecting journalists.According to the US-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Brazil had more firearm deaths in 2016 than any other country in the world, including the United States, India and Mexico.Brazil fell three places in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index that RSF unveiled on 18 April and is now ranked 105th out of 180 countries. April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s “absurd and dangerous” decision to authorize the carriage of firearms by certain journalists for their personal protection.center_img News Reports May 13, 2021 Find out more BrazilAmericas Protecting journalists Freedom of expressionViolence Receive email alerts RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America to go further News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Di Canio: We gifted ‘rubbish’ goals

Posted On Sep 21 2020 by

first_img Press Association “The second goal was very poor. It came from nothing. My leader let the ball get away behind him and then tried to tackle the opponent and it cost us – the goal and the red card. “They took advantage from our mistake and they put everything on the field. They never gave up but to be honest their goals were very poor.” Palace manager Ian Holloway said he was pleased rather than relieved the Eagles had picked up their first league points of the season. There had been suggestions he was close to losing his job after defeats against Tottenham and Stoke but he was delighted to see his side pick up what could prove to be a vital win. “That is not the word I would like to use,” he said when asked if he was relieved to break Palace’s points duck. “All you can do is work on your performances. They scored and we didn’t wobble – we had a little spell when they put Fletcher on but that was a commanding performance. I was so pleased, it is not relieved. “I was very, very pleased with the determination, the work rate and the performance, some of that passing was nice to watch.” Holloway has been open in his quest to add more players to his squad before the transfer window shuts on Monday evening and he confirmed at least two are now set to move to Selhurst Park: Huddersfield’s Jack Hunt and Reading’s Jimmy Kebe. He said: “We’ve got Jack Hunt and Jimmy Kebe [coming in] – we are trying to sign another four, maybe even five, but I can’t tell you an update on it.” But the hosts hit back through a Dwight Gayle penalty, with Sunderland skipper John O’Shea sent off for bringing down Jason Puncheon, and a superb injury-time goal from Stuart O’Keefe. Di Canio said after the game that his team had gifted Palace the opening two goals, yet he had refused to blow his top at this players. “Today it was difficult to be angry,” he said. “Normally I can tell you I’m very angry, but today it was difficult – it was too poor that it was really difficult to say something. “I don’t think that even the most arrogant player in the world could argue if you said the first two goals were absolute rubbish. “My leader [O’Shea] was already in the dressing room and said sorry to everybody – how can you be angry? “They are intelligent and understand when they do something bad. I couldn’t be angry but obviously I was really sad.” The Italian felt his side were in the game after Fletcher had headed the visitors level just after the hour, and reasoned the penalty and resulting red card turned the game in Palace’s favour. “We were on top after we drew level,” Di Canio added. Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio revealed he could not get angry with his team following their 3-1 defeat at Crystal Palace because they were simply too poor. The Black Cats have taken just one point from their opening three Barclays Premier League games and only briefly looked capable of leaving Selhurst Park with a positive result. Danny Gabbidon’s deflection gave Palace an early lead before Steven Fletcher came off the bench to equalise on his first appearance for five months. last_img read more

4 Tech Trends You Must Understand to be an Effective Marketer

Posted On Dec 17 2019 by

first_imgThe days of SEO as the primary traffic driver to your website are over. Don’t get us wrong, organic search engine optimization isn’t about to disappear as a key traffic driver. And thankfully, Google AdWords is still going strong. However, recent technology trends enable a brave new world of marketing. Ignore them at your peril. Take real-time, for instance. The next generation of search, aggregation, notification and findability services are being developed using real-time technologies that enable users and machines to receive real-time updates. In a recent post, Robert Scoble said he would be better off curating news than actually attending the Apple launch! What? If you aren’t thinking about how real time, along with social networks, mobile and location-based services fits in your marketing plan, you’re missing an opportunity. Google’s Great, But Facebook RocksIn a recent post, ReadWriteWeb’s Marshall Kirkpatrick asked “Why is Google afraid of Facebook?” The answer is because social networking sites have become a key link in the search and information sharing value chain. You would have to be hiding out in a dark hole not to understand social media and the effect it has had on marketing the past couple of years – but surpass search? Oh, right, now I get it: These sites are an important information source for everyone. Importantly, friends’ recommendations are key.Mobile is Better Google’s VP of product development recently stated that, “with all the capabilities these phones that are coming out have – like GPS, cameras – we think there is the potential to actually make this mobile Web better than the PC Web.” That is a profound statement for marketing managers. A mobile phone experience better than the web? If you haven’t bought yourself a smart phone like iPhone or Android, we suggest you go out and grab one. Mobile applications are proliferating like rabbits. What would be better than to be first to market and offer your customers an exceptional product experience while on the go.Perfect product placementLocation-based services mean the ability to market right outside your front door is happening now. ReadWriteWeb’s Frederic Lardinois reported in June 2009 that 1 in 3 smart phone owners use location based services. Take this simple example. You’re in Vail, you just finished 8 hours on the mountain and now you’re looking for the perfect apres ski location. You’re walking down the Mall, you take your iPhone out of your pocket and ta-da! Buy one-get-one-free margaritas at Las Margaritas. You’re standing right outside. Perfect product placement. And now you can talk about the restaurant and broadcast it immediately to all your friends.If you aren’t listening to the conversation, you better start. There are numerous listening applications available to get you started in your pursuit to join the conversation and get a handle on positive as well as negative feedback on your product or brand. A simple saved search in Twitter can go along way.All these trends have a profound impact on how we market to our website guests at ReadWriteWeb. Not only do we have to understand search engine optimization, but the opportunities offered by social media marketing, the new capabilities and possibilities offered by mobile, geolocation, augmented reality and real-time notification and information sharing. One seems to becoming just as important as the next.If you don’t understand these technology trends as a marketer, you better get out while the getting is good. Enabled by technology, 2010 is already a watershed year for new ways to reach your customers.Want to know more about the real-time Web?Read ReadWriteWeb’s report, The Real-Time Web and its Future.Photo by Clix. elyssa pallai Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Tags:#Trends#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts last_img read more

Windows Phone 7 is Beautiful, But is it Usable?

Posted On Dec 16 2019 by

first_imgsarah perez OK, Microsoft, I’ll bite. Will Windows Phone 7 give me my life back, letting me “get in and get out” with ease? Do I even want to live like that?Let’s find out.Stay tuned.*Disclosure: Microsoft provided me with the HTC HD7 for testing purposes.Image credit: Red-tiled HD7, Engadget There’s a good number of popular apps in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, including several old favorites like Amazon Kindle,, Facebook, Flickr, Flixster, Netflix (hey, you can’t get that on Android yet!), YouTube, IMDb, Shazam, ShopSavvy, Twitter, WeatherBug and Yelp, all of which are now loaded on my phone in addition to Foursquare. There are also some seemingly fun Instagram-esque photo filtering apps like Colorizer, Bubblegum and Photo Enhancer, which I’m looking forward to trying.Plus, Microsoft brings its own apps to the table, including Office, Bing Maps and Windows Phone 7’s many “Hubs” – the live tiles on the phone’s homescreen that organize updates from your social networks, messages, photos, games, music and videos and more.In total, Microsoft says it now has 11,500 mobile applications available.No Geeking Out with WP7?The phone’s tiled interface is easy to get used to, simple, even a little elegant. It’s a big departure from screen after screen of apps like on iPhone, and live updating tiles like the one from WeatherBug can give you that widget-like feel you may miss from your Android days. However, I get the sense that I won’t be endlessly customizing and tweaking my phone, as I did with the Nexus S, which makes me a little sad.But let’s be honest – many people don’t geek out with their phones to the extent of setting up profiles and using complex apps like Tasker for Android to automate every aspect of their device. They set up their email, install some apps and go about their life. (The horror, I know!)Does that mean there’s no geeking out to be had on the Windows Phone 7 platform for smartphone addicts like me? That’s the message I seem to get from Microsoft’s ads, especially this clever one (below) which shows how overly engrossed we are in our devices – to the extent that we’re missing out on life itself. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The first day I used the HTC HD7 running Windows Phone 7, the new mobile operating system from Microsoft, I couldn’t log into Foursquare. A friend on Twitter told me the issue had been going on for almost a week. The Foursquare support Twitter account had tweeted to those who asked that the issue was “being worked on.” No ETA on a fix was given. There were few complaints. No one, except for Microsoft employees and a handful of brave early adopters, probably even noticed. After several more days, the login function began to work again. There was no blog post from Foursquare about the issue or its resolution.Is this what it’s like to be a second-class citizen in a world dominated by iPhones and Androids? As I transition over to this new handset, that’s a key question I want to answer.Mission: Really Use Windows Phone 7During the outage, I discovered there were other third-party Foursquare apps to choose from, including a pretty great one called 4th and Mayor. Hmm, maybe Windows Phone 7 won’t be too bad after all?I’m determined to find out.My mission over the next couple of months, is to discover whether or not Windows Phone 7 is a usable device for early adopter-ish, Google-using, Android-attached smartphone addicts like me. Or you, maybe.To conduct this experiment, I’m using HTC’s HD7*, a fairly high-end smartphone with a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 5-megapixel camera with support for 720p HD video, 4.3-inch high-resolution touchscreen, 16 GB of storage…oh, and a kickstand.Early Press Surprisingly PositiveWe already know that many tech journalists, including notable Apple fans, have said that Windows Phone 7 is a good, if not downright attractive, mobile operating system (OS). One review that stands out the most in my mind as I begin this transition is from TechCrunch’s MG Siegler who surprised his legion of pro-Apple supporters by writing “Wow, With Windows Phone 7, Did Microsoft Actually Bring a Gun to a Gun Fight?““..Over the past few months, I’ve actually been pleasantly and continuously surprised by what I’ve seen of Windows Phone 7. My initial reaction? Impressed….I already like this better than Android.”Just as shocking, noted Apple insider John Gruber even applauded Microsoft for trying something different.“Good for Microsoft for starting over with a truly new UI and new developer APIs,” he wrote before delving into more critical thoughts.But from a devout Apple fan like Gruber, the sentence almost felt like a compliment. Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Microsoft#mobile#Op-Ed#web Then there was the incredibly comprehensive Engadget review from now-former editor Joshua Topolsky which included praise for everything from the Metro UI (“we happen to like the way it looks”) to the software’s responsiveness and speed (“the most accurate and nuanced touch response this side of iOS4”).That said, Topolsky still found a few bugs and holes in the product, and concluded that the new OS felt as if it was “a good year behind market leaders,” mainly because of its lack of multi-tasking and copy-and-paste. An update bringing at least one of those features (copy & paste) happens to be rolling out now, however.While I consider Engadget’s detailed review the definitive resource on everything there is to know about WP7’s OS, I like to approach these things from an end user standpoint by really living with the device. Not for days or weeks, but for months. And not just using the phone, but actually switching phones.Wait, Didn’t You Just Switch to Android? As those who read this website regularly know, I switched from iPhone to Android back in December 2010. Despite a little bit of cheating, I can safely say that I’m currently, and primarily, an Android user. I traded polish for power by moving to Android, I recently concluded. Overall, I’m happier to have access to Android’s better notifications, its widgets and the deep integration with Google services the platform offers, than the perfection delivered by Apple’s iPhone.I use the Nexus S as my main device these days and I’m actually somewhat terrified to give it up – to test out this HD7, I’ll need to move my SIM card over to the HTC phone. (Both are T-Mobile handsets). I have to admit, the thought scares me as much as my first transition from iPhone to Android did. But I will suffer through… maybe I’ll even come away pleasantly surprised. Or maybe I’ll go running back to Android. Who knows?Get Started: Apps and CustomizationsFor what it’s worth, the issue with Foursquare occurred at the beginning of my switch, while I was getting the HD7 device set up with my apps, settings and preferences. It was resolved at some point, but I’m not sure when because I haven’t made the full transition yet – that’s happening today.I wonder, though: will other applications treat me as poorly going forward? What apps will I really miss by switching? What day-to-day tasks will be improved – or made worse – after spending time on this platform?Before I can begin to answer those questions, I first had to configure the phone to my liking. And for me that means apps and customizations. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Cong. says 90% liquor outlets on the way out

Posted On Dec 3 2019 by


RR Pogoy lifts TNT over Magnolia in OT

Posted On Nov 27 2019 by

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Alaska coach Alex Compton dismisses rumors: ‘Last time I checked I was still coaching the game’ Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PBA IMAGESRR Pogoy hit five straight points late on Sunday night and keyed an 80-75 overtime victory by TNT KaTropa over a debuting Magnolia in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.Pogoy first hit a triple that snapped the game’s last tie at 74, before drilling a gorgeous turnaround jumper with 29.9 ticks remaining as the Texters climbed back to .500 after winning their third game in six starts.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war LATEST STORIES Pogoy finished with 26 points, with Jason Castro chipping in 24.Troy Rosario sent the game into extension after hitting a short stab courtesy of a Jayson Castro assist for 72-all with 2.1 seconds remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesRyan Reyes almost won it in regulation for the Texters after nearly converting on a heave from about 75 feet.last_img read more

Cabinet Ministers spending rules relaxed

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_img Recommended for you MPs say they know nothing about pay raise Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Mar 2016 – It appears the Chief Financial Officer will remain on in the Turks and Caicos despite that UK bail-out loan being retired; previous information was that the CFO was only to stay on in government up to 2016. From the Cabinet minutes issued today though, we learn that the Governor not only approved for monies allotted to Development Fund commitments to now be able to be carried over to the new financial year, but that spending up to $75,000 by Government Ministries or Cabinet Ministers would no longer have to be pre-approved by the UK-appointed Chief Financial Officer. The Cabinet notes say specifically that the Governor approves amendments, “to raise the threshold for expenditure requiring approval by the Chief Financial Officer from $10,000 to $75,000.” Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job CFO SHOULD GO; CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW REPORT REVEALS Related Items:Cabinet Ministers, cfo, spending Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Going Back to the Well How to Get More Funding

Posted On Sep 14 2019 by


Fiji Girl makes meme splash with Golden Globes photobombs

Posted On Sep 10 2019 by


Atal Innovation Mission ₹150 crore for Research and Innovation

Posted On Sep 5 2019 by