February 27, 2020 – Updated on March 2, 2020 Poland : journalist investigated for coverage of Gdansk mayor’s assassination News PolandEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence WomenFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence May 10, 2021 Find out more On the basis of anonymous interviews and sources close to the police and to the accused murderer, Wlodkowska reported that he premeditated and planned the assassination with great care but the prosecutor’s office had not conducted a thorough investigation into his motives. to go further RSF_en Poland’s new social media law puts freedom of expression at risk, RSF warns Poland is ranked 59th in RSF’s latest World Press Freedom Index, after falling every year since 2015. “The use of criminal law to silence journalists and independent media that disturb the authorities must stop, RSF editor-in-chief Pauline Adès-Mével said. We support Katarzyna Wlodkowska and the other journalists affected by a judicial investigation and we urge the Polish justice system to drop these proceedings.” Organisation PolandEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence WomenFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence Follow the news on Poland Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts As a result of the investigation opened this month by the Gdansk prosecutor’s office, Wlodkowska is facing the possibility of up to two years in prison under article 241 of the Polish criminal code for allegedly divulging confidential information about the judicial investigation into Mayor Pawel Adamowicz’s murder in January 2019. Articles by Wlodkowska published last month by Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland’s leading independent daily, and its supplement, Duzy Format Magazine, exposed many gaps in the murder investigation being conducted by the Gdansk prosecutor’s office. News June 2, 2021 Find out more January 28, 2021 Find out more News With firing of four editors, “repolonisation” under way in Poland News Katarzyna Wlodkowska / DR The decision to open a criminal investigation into journalist Katarzyna Wlodkowska’s reporting on last year’s assassination of Gdansk’s mayor constitutes an escalation in the Polish judicial system’s intimidation of independent media and journalists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU
View post tag: vessels Authorities View post tag: Naval May 9, 2012 View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian Govt Assigns USD 33.3 Million for New Vessels View post tag: New Australian Govt Assigns USD 33.3 Million for New Vessels View post tag: Navy View post tag: USD 33.3 million Attorney-General Nicola Roxon and Minister for Home Affairs and Justice Jason Clare announced on May 8 that the Federal Government would provide $33.3 million for the operation of two new vessels for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.The 6,500 tonne Offshore Support Vessel Skandi Bergen is 105m long and 21m wide. It has accommodation for up to 100 people, more than 1,000 metres of deck area, and a helipad.The vessel has been purchased by Defence for humanitarian and disaster relief operations and will be transferred to Customs and Border Protection in 2016 to provide a long-term capability to undertake border protection functions including patrols in the Southern Ocean.Ms Roxon said the ships’ primary role for Customs and Border Protection would be to protect Australia’s interests in the Southern Ocean.“The vessel is able to operate in sub-Antarctic weather conditions making it ideal for the work it will undertake in the Southern Ocean,” Ms Roxon said.“The patrols that it will undertake are key to securing our economic and territorial interests.”Mr Clare said the ship would deliver a long-term capability for Customs and Border Protection.“This is about ensuring that Australia’s interests in the Southern Ocean are protected into the future,” Mr Clare said.“The ships’ job will be to provide surveillance, detection and apprehension of any other vessels operating illegally.“That means protecting Australia’s interests in the Southern Ocean maritime against threats like illegal fishing.”Customs will also purchase a dedicated surveillance and response vessel to be located at Ashmore Reef.This vessel will ensure that Australia maintains an effective surveillance capacity around Ashmore Reef into the future.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 09, 2012; Image: Australian Govt View post tag: Australian Govt View post tag: Assigns Share this article
A young baking prodigy has been awarded the Freedom of the Worshipful Company of Bakers after graduating with the highest marks in her class. Vanessa Brewster, top of her London South Bank University’s National Bakery School class, could now be granted Freedom of the City of London as a result of her culinary skills.Brewster graduated this month with first-class honours in the school’s Baking Technology Management BSc, awarded at a ceremony at London’s Guildhall. She said: “Becoming a Freeman is going to be an exciting experience. Everyone was so welcoming and the opportunities that will arise from it will be so special.“I need to thank everyone at the National Bakery School who has helped me along my way. I will never forget this is where it all started for me.”London South Bank University’s National Bakery School, founded in 1894, is one of the oldest in the world and has an excellent reputation.
Soldiers in Maiduguri, the embattled capital of Borno state, which has been under constant siege by Boko Haram, celebrate Nigeria’s election to music by Nigerian recording artist DavidoSoldiers, doing their own line dance, celebrated Nigeria’s successful democratic election, in which some 30 million people cast ballots, with a spirited moves to the music of popular recording artist Davido – a 2013 song called “Skelewu”. The song took off after Davido announced a dance competition, endorsed by footballers Emmanuel Adebayor and Samuel Eto’o and rising to the top rungs of African music charts.Despite what analysts say were minor flaws – a few malfunctions of fraud-prevention voting technology – and scattered intimidation and violence, the voting in Africa’s most populous country and largest economy defied predictions of chaos. This clip was provided by a contact in Maiduguri.The meaning of the slang word ‘skewelu’, debated among Nigerians, is variously said to refer to money, love or elation. Whether the soldiers elated version sets off a new dance craze or not, it indicates the high expectations that the incoming administration of President Muhammadou Buhari will face, amid a sea of challenges.https://youtu.be/LIKH0IlBGdc.