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Supreme Court bans cable TV

first_imgNews June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Afghanistan News RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistancenter_img News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Organisation March 11, 2021 Find out more May 3, 2021 Find out more to go further 01.29.2003Special enquiry set upA week after the supreme court banned cable TV, President Hamid Karzai set up a special commission on 27 January to investigate the cable programmes available in the country. Four ministers were given the job of determining whether all the stations relayed by the Afghan cable companies, including major networks such as CNN and the BBC, were against the moral values of an Islamic society. Karzai gave no deadline for the enquiry and did not say whether the cable companies could resume operations until the enquiry reported back————————————-01.21.2003Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) said today it was very worried about obstruction of free media growth in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 19 January outlawing of cable television in Kabul after complaints that some programmes were “anti-Islamic.” Last month, the court banned the only cable operator in the eastern city of Jalalabad.The organisation called on information and culture minister Sayeed Makhdoom Raheen to see that the cable broadcasting licences issued by the government of President Hamid Karzai were respected. It said it was “shocked” that an Afghan court was using the same arguments as the fallen Taliban regime to deprive Afghans of entertainment and news programmes.Chief Justice Mawlazi Fazl Hadi Shinwari said he had acted for religious reasons. People had complained about “half-naked singers and obscene episodes in movies,” he said. “We are Afghans and Muslims, with Islamic laws and values. We had to issue this order. Now the government must enforce it,” he said.Police shut down five cable TV operators in Kabul on 19 January, but the information minister publicly opposed their action, saying only his ministry had the authority to do this. “Our policy towards cable TV is one of freedom but they must also obey the new media law,” he said. “Of course, stations that are anti-Islamic or against Afghan traditions will be forbidden.”The five cable operators called the ban “unjust.” Said Mostafa, head of Star Cable Network, said government officials had asked him to shut down until clear rules were drawn up about the content of programmes.Cable TV appeared in Kabul in late 2001 after the fall of the Taliban, who had banned television as being against Islam teachings. The stations, which broadcast news, music, sport and films, have quickly become very popular. RSF_en January 29, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Supreme Court bans cable TVlast_img read more

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United States Issues Sanctions on Guatemalan Drug Lord’s Children and Companies

first_imgBy Dialogo November 19, 2012 It’s obvious that it’s okay they do that to them. Children shouldn’t be mistreated On November 14, the U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions on alleged drug lord Waldemar Lorenzada Lima’s two children and eight companies because he is considered the link between Colombian mafias and Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel. Ovaldino Lorenzana, 44, and Marta Julia Lorenzana, 36, were officially charged as drug dealers, for which all their assets in the United States may be seized. American nationals cannot do business with them or their enterprises without facing criminal charges. Waldemar Lorenzana Lima, age 72, aka “El Patriarca,” is under arrest in Guatemala with his son Eliu Elixander, both awaiting extradition to the United States, confirmed the Guatemalan justice last August. The Lorenzana family comes from Zacapa, east of Guatemala, where they have established a wide network of companies and personnel to manage Colombian cocaine before sending it to the United States. last_img read more

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Why bears are coming out of hibernation early

first_imgAlan said that only happens if the bearsbecome “really desperate” –  which comes from hunger andthe need to feed their young. “They could definitely suffer,” he added.“It means a lot of cubs might not make it through spring.” That might not sound too weird – butbears aren’t normally spotted this early in the year, which makes this prettyunusual. But if there isn’t enough food, they’lllook further afield –  which means getting closerto humans. According to wildlife expert AlanWright, the early emergence from hibernation isn’t good for the bears orhumans. For him, people should be more worriedabout the bears than themselves. He says there will be “a lot of cubs”that will be born with parents who won’t be strong enough to feed them “theright kind of food.” Bears need food quickly after coming outfrom hibernation because soon, it will be breeding season. All of which has caused bears to be onthe prowl a bit earlier than normal. “They’ll be looking for it and therewon’t be a lot around –  because a lot of the plantsand smaller animals might not be there to feed them.” Alan said if humans come into contactwith bears, they should stay away. “They won’t be looking to attack humansunless the humans actually get in the way.” Last year, a Russian region declared a state of emergencyover dozens of polar bears looking for food in areas where humans live andattacking them. A bear and cub at Yellowstone National Park in the US, where bears have come out of hibernation earlier than usual. GETTY IMAGES “Normally a bear will not want to engagewith humanity, they just want to do their own thing,” he said. That could have knock-on effects likegreater bear and human interaction, which would be potentially bad news forhumans too. If adult bears are unable to get hold of food, some cubs may not make it through spring. GETTY IMAGES They usually stay in hibernation –  which is like a deep sleep that helps them tosave energy –  and survive the winterwithout eating much. But Europe has just had its hottest ever winter –  and the US also experienced warmer temperatures in December and January –  which has been linked to climate change. Alan, who works at the Lancashire WildlifeTrust, says the big issue for bears is around the availability of food. FROM Russia and Finland to Canada and the United States, there’s been multiple sightings of bears around the world. What’sthe impact on bears? The bears in the Moscow Zoo emerged fromhibernation early but officials had been expecting it – and hadmeasures in place to make sure they could cope with the early exit. Female bears with cubs usually don’temerge until after April. “I wouldn’t want people to be toofrightened of bears coming out of hibernation. It’s scary but also very sad anddesperate too. “I think what we should do is understandwhy they’re doing that and the kind of situations they face.” (BBC)last_img read more

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Mourinho hails McTominay after leaving out Pogba for Sevilla draw

first_imgSeville, Spain | AFP | Jose Mourinho described Scott McTominay as “fantastic” in response to his decision to select the young midfielder ahead of Paul Pogba for Wednesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg draw with Sevilla.Pogba had been left out of the starting line-up for the goalless draw with Mourinho apparently unhappy after the French star withdrew from last weekend’s FA Cup win at Huddersfield Town citing illness.That followed criticism from Mourinho of Pogba’s recent performances, with the Portuguese making a statement by selecting McTominay, 21, alongside Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic in midfield.Mourinho later complained that there had been too much focus on Pogba before and after the match, and not enough on a player making his second Champions League start.“In my pre-match interview I had four questions and three were about Paul, and Paul was not even playing. That’s a bit strange,” he said.“If I was one of you (journalists), I would ask if the Manchester United manager agrees that Scott McTominay had a fantastic performance, and my answer would be that yes, he had a fantastic performance. “He looked a senior player, a player with great maturity. Scott probably looked like a man with dozens and dozens of matches in the Champions League when this is only the second (start).”Pogba played most of the game anyway, being sent on after just 17 minutes when injury forced Herrera off.The French star played his part in a typically cautious, backs-to-the-wall away European performance from Mourinho’s side. But, tellingly, he later refused to stop for journalists in the mixed zone of the Sanchez Pizjuan.“Paul made a big effort to try to give the team what I asked of them,” insisted Mourinho.“He gave us stability. For a match away to Sevilla we had a good percentage of the ball, and I think Paul had responsibility for that.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

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AOC vs. Florida Congressman Yoho, the fight continues

first_imgNew York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she was going to let the incident with Florida Congressman Ted Yoho go and then he made excuses after his apology. “You can be a powerful man and accost women,” said the New York Democrat. “You can have daughters and accost women, without remorse. You can be married and accost women. You can take photos, and project an image to the world of being a family man, and accost women, without remorse, and with a sense of impunity. It happens every day in this country.”Two days prior, on the steps of the Capitol, Ocasio-Cortez found herself in a heated conversation with Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.). He called her “disgusting,” he said she was “out of [her] freaking mind,” and when the discussion ended, Yoho allegedly uttered the words, “f—ing b—h.”She was particularly bothered by the Republican using his wife and daughters as shields for his bad behavior.Yoho allegedly used profanity and a derogatory term to refer to the Democrat on the steps in front of the Capitol.Ocasio-Cortez said it’s language she’s heard plenty of times riding on New York subways.Yoho on Tuesday apologized for the abrupt manner of his conversation.He said he was disrespectful. He said he will never apologize for his passion.“Having been married for 45 years with two daughters, I’m very cognizant of language,” Yoho had said, insisting that he’d been misheard and hadn’t used the pejorative phrase that a reporter from The Hill heard him say. While Yoho apologized for the “misunderstanding,” he said, “I cannot apologize for my passion or for loving my God, my family and my country.”Ocasio-Cortez was most bothered by the implication that Yoho could not or would not behave misogynistically because, after all, he had a wife and daughters.“I am someone’s daughter, too,” she said. “Thankfully, my father is not alive to see how Mr. Yoho treated his daughter.My mother got to see Mr. Yoho’s disrespect of me on the floor of this House, on television.I am here because I have to show my parents that I am their daughter, and they did not raise me to accept abuse from men.”last_img read more

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