12 Jun
2021

RSF calls on the UN again to accredit Taiwanese journalists

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the United Nations again to let Taiwanese journalists and media cover its events, particularly the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva which takes place this year between May 20 and 28, the 74th annual General Assembly from September 17 to 30 in New York and the 40th International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly from September 24 to October 4 in Montreal. In recent years, the UN has been under pressure from China to turn down requests for press accreditation from Taiwanese nationals and media on the pretext that Taiwan and its passport are not recognised.“The current ban contradicts the fundamental right to free information stated in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,”  said Christophe Deloire, secretary-general of RSF. “Accrediting bona fide journalists and media is not a political move and should not depend on their nationality or the geographical origin of the outlet they represent,” he added.The island of Taiwan, over which the People’s Republic of China claims sovereignty, is the most populous state that is not a UN member with around 23 million people. Over the past years, China has been lobbying in every possible way to isolate Taiwan on the international stage, including preventing its journalists from doing their job. In May 2018, Taiwanese journalists were denied, for the second consecutive year, accreditation to cover the World Health Assembly hosted in Geneva. The same also happened during the 2016 trienal Assembly hosted by ICAO.Taiwan is currently ranked 42nd out of 180, the highest in Asia, in the 2018 RSF World Press Freedom Index. China falls at 176 with more than 65 journalists and citizen journalists in its prisons. TaiwanChinaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsInternational bodies United Nations Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP News April 7, 2019 RSF calls on the UN again to accredit Taiwanese journalists News TaiwanChinaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsInternational bodies United Nations June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalistscenter_img China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Follow the news on Asia – Pacific News June 7, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF_en Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls again on the United Nations to authorise Taiwanese journalists and media to cover its events, including the World Health Assembly in Geneva by the end of May. Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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3 May
2021

Assistant Professor – Administration of Justice

first_imgEducation Posting Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * An earned Ph.D. degree from an accredited college/universityin Criminology; Criminal Justice; Administration of Justice; orclosely related field? (An earned J.D. degree is insufficient forthis appointment, even with teaching and administration experiencein criminal justice). Please list the degree earned.(Open Ended Question) Position Details Posting Details An earned Ph.D. degree from an accredited college/university inCriminology; Criminal Justice; Administration of Justice; orclosely related field is required An earned J.D. degree isinsufficient for this appointment, even with teaching andadministration experience in criminal justice. N/A Special Instructions to ApplicantsOpen to all applicants. Desired start date Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department ofAdministration of Justice as assigned. Advise students who major orminor in Administration of Justice. Supervise Thesis andDissertations. Teach Research Methods in Administration of Justiceboth online and face-to-face; Teach Statistics in Administration ofJustice both online and face-to-face. Teach master’s levelstatistics and research methods. Possess or show the potential todevelop an active research agenda in terrorism and emergencymanagement issues, including the pursuit of extramural funding.Participate in and develop partnerships with local, regional,national, and international scholars and practitioners, andcriminal justice agencies. 100% Work Experience Responsible for functions related to teaching undergraduate andgraduate level courses; advising students; serving on dissertationcommittee; engaging in scholarly activities in areas relevant tothe department; and assuming departmental and college committeeresponsibilities. Grant TitleN/A Essential Duties Summary Posting NumberTSU202105 Job Description Summary / TWC Summary Not Generally Required, but Required of All Candidates Who Have NotBeen Awarded a Ph.D.center_img Security Sensitive Position?Yes % FTE Hours of WorkTBA Hiring RangeCommensurate with experience. Working/Environmental Conditions Close Date It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a workenvironment that is free from discrimination for all personsregardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protectedveteran status in its programs, activities, admissions oremployment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictlyobserved in all University employment-related activities such asadvertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employmenttraining, compensation, promotion, termination, and employmentbenefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment anddiscrimination in employment based on race, color, religion,gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin,individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protectedveteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance withthe provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws,including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil RightsAct.Manual of Administrative Policies andProcedures N/A Teach Research Methods in Administration of Justice both online andface-to-face; Teach Statistics in Administration of Justice bothonline and face-to-face. Ability to teach emergency managementcourses. Required Licensing/Certification UA EEO Statement Open Until Filled (overrides close field)Yes Position End Date (if temporary) Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Official TSU TitleAssistant Professor – Administration of Justice Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOfficial TranscriptsOptional DocumentsTeaching PhilosophyWriting SampleOther DocumentReference Letter 1Reference Letter 2Reference Letter 3last_img read more

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20 Sep
2020

Man Accused of Violating Emergency Order, Ramming Deputy’s Car for Marijuana Run

first_imgA Palm Beach County man decided to break Florida’s stay-at-home order Monday night to visit a friend and smoke marijuana.However, authorities say he did more than that.According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the situation began when a license plate reader alerted them to a stolen car near Lantana Road and Military Trail.After making a traffic stop on the car, a deputy approached the driver, who put the car into reverse and hit the patrol car, striking the deputy’s elbow in the process.The driver then sped away, as deputies used stop sticks to deflate the tires on the car, which eventually came to a stop at Haverhill Road and Nash Trail.The suspect, identified as 20-year-old Matthew Souverain of Boynton Beach, told deputies that he panicked when he hit the deputy’s car. Matthews was unable to explain why he fled from deputies or where the car came from. He claimed he was not aware it was stolen, the arrest report states.When deputies asked why he was out driving during the state of emergency, Souverain replied that he was going to a friend’s house to smoke marijuana and hang out.He is charged with violating a state order, fleeing and eluding police, grand theft auto, and aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer.last_img read more

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13 Aug
2020

Arteta will be ‘ruthless’ to build winning mentality at Arsenal

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Mikel Arteta has warned Arsenal’s underachieving stars that he will be “ruthless” as the new boss looks to restore a winning mentality to his troubled club.Arteta, who had been working as an assistant to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, was hired by Arsenal on Friday after agreeing a three-and-a-half-year contract to replace the sacked Unai Emery.The former Arsenal midfielder arrives at the Emirates Stadium to find a team in crisis following a wretched run that cost Emery his job and reaffirmed the sense the Gunners have lost their way since the final years of Arsene Wenger’s reign.Languishing in 10th place in the Premier League after a run of one win in 12 games in all competitions, Arsenal hope Arteta can steady the ship and eventually turn the north Londoners into contenders for a top four berth.And Arteta, speaking at his official unveiling at the Emirates on Friday, made it clear he will take a hardline to ensure the malaise doesn’t continue any longer.“I have to engage the players, when I was here with Man City (last week) everyone was a bit down,” Arteta told reporters.“We have to have the right culture here, if we don’t then the tree will shake.“After that we can talk about other things. We need an immediate impact and need to raise the level of the performances to start winning games and engage with the fans.“The ambition of this football club is very clear. You have to fight for trophies and be in Europe. The rest is not good enough.”Arteta has earned praise from Guardiola for the work he did with City’s players during their title-winning campaigns.The Gunners boss is ready to put the lessons he learned from Guardiola into action, starting with a single-minded approach to installing his own philosophy at a club desperately lacking purpose and unity in recent years.“What I have learned mostly is you have to be ruthless, consistent and fit the culture of the club to sustain a winning mentality,” Arteta said.“Every act is important. Pep’s work-rate is incredible. The staff have to be able to transmit it and when the players buy into that, you can be strong.– ‘Be responsible’ – “I want to do things my way by convincing them it is the right way for everybody to live better.“Everybody has to be responsible and I do not want them hiding, I want people who deliver passion and energy.“Anyone who does not buy into this, has a negative effect, is not good enough for this environment and culture.”The 37-year-old won the FA Cup twice in a five-year playing career with Arsenal, then joined City to work with Guardiola after retiring in 2016.He revealed he came very close to taking the Arsenal job following Wenger’s departure in 2018, but conceded it was not the right time for him then, whereas now he has the knowledge to make a success of a difficult situation.Given the huge problems lurking in Arsenal’s unbalanced and inconsistent squad, many fans wanted a more experienced boss to replace Emery.Arteta is adamant he won’t be fazed by his first managerial role, saying: “I will give every drop of blood for this football club to make it better.“I feel back home. I am extremely happy and proud to have been given the honour of being manager of this football club,” he said.“I have prepared for the challenge and am ready. If I didn’t feel that, I would not be siting in this chair.”Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League since 2004 and appear light years behind champions City and current leaders Liverpool.One of the main issues facing Arteta is how to deal with German midfielder Mesut Ozil, who has endured testing times of late with Arsenal and is the subject of speculation over a January move.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal’s leading scorer, is also said to be unsettled by the team’s struggles and Arteta wants to get to know those two and the rest of the squad as soon as possible.“I want to understand how they are feeling and what they need,” he said.“Then I can take the excuses out of them and focus on the things which are relevant on and off the pitch. It is my job to get the best out of him (Ozil).”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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