“Authorities must give assurances to Sarah Harrison that she can return to her country safely”

first_imgNews November 12, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Authorities must give assurances to Sarah Harrison that she can return to her country safely” RSF condemns BBC broadcast ban as example of Chinese government reprisal to go further News RSF_en United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Safety of journalists remains active concern in Northern Ireland as BBC Panorama team is threatened February 11, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is concerned about what may lie in store for British journalist and WikiLeaks editor Sarah Harrison if she decides to return to the United Kingdom after spending several months in Moscow with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.In a statement posted on the WikiLeaks website on 6 November, Harrison said she had left Russia and was now in Germany, where she has joined a group of Berlin-based journalists and activists, including Laura Poitras and Jacob Applebaum, who are investigating NSA surveillance practices.On her arrival in Berlin on 2 November, WikiLeaks’ lawyers strongly advised her not to return to the United Kingdom.“David Miranda’s detention at Heathrow Airport in August under the Terrorism Act and the nine-hour interrogation that ensued have given us an idea of the welcome that could await Sarah Harrison in Britain.” Reporters Without Borders said.“The British authorities must give assurances to Harrison that she can return to her country safely if she wishes. The Terrorism Act and defence of national security must not be used as grounds for harassing journalists who investigate sensitive subjects.”In September, at the height of the controversy about Miranda’s arrest, two United Nations experts expressed alarm about the British government’s use of national security concerns to intimidate journalists.Frank La Rue, the UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of freedom of opinion and expression, said: “The protection of national security secrets must never be used as an excuse to intimidate the press into silence and backing off from its crucial work in the clarification of human rights violations. The press plays a central role in the clarification of human rights abuses.”Nonetheless, the British government’s broad interpretation of the Terrorism Act tends to regard all forms of journalism based on leaked “classified” information as terrorism, even if there is considerable public interest in the information being made known.Ben Emmerson, the UN special rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, said: “I urge the British authorities to review their operations to ensure that they comply fully with the UK’s obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights regarding the right to liberty and security, and the right to respect for private and family life.”In General Comment No. 34, an interpretation of article 19 (on freedom of opinion and expression) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the UN Human Rights Committee’s experts said in 2011 that national security laws should not be used to “prosecute journalists, researchers, environmental activists, human rights defenders or others” for disseminating “information of legitimate public interest” (Paragraph 30, CCPR/c/gc/34).center_img Follow the news on United Kingdom Receive email alerts United KingdomEurope – Central Asia News Organisation Solidarity with Swedish media outlet Realtid ahead of UK defamation case hearing News February 12, 2021 Find out more March 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Refresh with the NEXTGEN experience

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Marlin Froese As the Manager of Banking Systems, Marlin Froese leads the Banking System team at Access Credit Union where he provides strategic leadership on all banking system related matters and manages … Web: www.accesscu.ca Details The NYLC (made up of young credit union leaders from across Canada) is a bridge between today’s young leaders and the leadership roles that will play a crucial role in the success of Canada’s credit union system of tomorrow.Supported by Credit union Central of Canada, we develop tools, resources, and networks to support today’s up-and-coming credit union leaders, equipping them with the skills and competencies they need to serve the credit union system in positions of influence, addressing head-on the challenges and changes facing our industry.The NYLC will strive to provide today’s young leaders with a collaborative platform to share their perspectives on system challenges and opportunities, ensuring that the next generation of senior leaders leaves their mark on the credit union system of the future. Spring is upon us (according to the calendar) which means it’s time for all that spring cleaning.  Yes, the garage needs to be cleaned out and swept.  Yes, the car needs to be vacuumed, wiped down and washed.  Yes, the entire house needs to be dusted from top to bottom, even in those extremely hard to reach places that no one actually sees.  It’s that time of year to roll up the sleeves, get your favorite Swiffer utility out, and fight back against those dreaded dust bunnies.Why do we put ourselves through this painful task year, after year, after year?The answer is best described in one word.  Refresh.No, I’m not talking about the little circular arrow button you see on your internet browser.  I’m talking about that amazing feeling of pulling your vehicle into a freshly cleaned garage where you can open your door without hitting last year’s summer building project.  I’m talking about getting into the car and taking that first breath of fresh automobile cleaner air.  I’m talking about that refreshing feeling when you walk into your house and everything just looks mint.On May 3rd and 4th, 55 bright and energetic credit union young and emerging leaders will come together to network, collaborate, and refresh their leadership toolkit at the annual CU NEXTGEN session hosted by Credit union Central of Canada’s NYLC (National Young Leaders Committee).This year’s event is titled Leading from the Inside-out. Developing Self and Others.  Self-awareness in key areas is a critical step on the road to achieving better outcomes as a leader.  Prior to the conference each attendee will be required to complete analytical pre-work.Each attendee will work to understand themselves better and subsequently utilize that gained understanding to create refreshing opportunities for growth and development.  Our passionate facilitator will relate the results to integrated leadership models, leaving the attendees with some tangible take-a-ways.  Everyone at the CU NEXTGEN event will be taking steps toward excellence in leadership.Also, back by popular demand the event will be featuring some of the credit union system’s most influential leaders in our Human Library.  The Human Library gives the young and emerging leaders in attendance the opportunity to ask the influential leaders thought provoking questions in a personalized environment about leadership or the credit union system.  Sounds refreshing, doesn’t it?For more information, check out http://www.cucentral.ca/NationalYoungLeaders/SitePages/Home.aspxNational Young Leaders Committee (NYLC)center_img Our Vision: Strengthening the Credit Union System by Bridging Generations of Leadershiplast_img read more

Syracuse announces Zach Arnett as new defensive coordinator

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse football named Zach Arnett its new defensive coordinator on Saturday, filling the full-time vacant since former coordinator Brian Ward’s firing at the tail end of the 2019 season.Arnett comes to SU from San Diego State, where he held the defensive coordinator position under head coach Rocky Long — who also interviewed for the SU vacancy — for the 2018-19 seasons. He also coached linebackers, which Ward did at SU.“He learned under a great defensive mind in Rocky Long at San Diego State and excelled when he got the opportunity to run the defense there,” Dino Babers said, via an SU Athletics press release. “His qualities, both as a person and as a professional, are an excellent fit for our program.”Arnett spent his entire coaching career to date with the Aztecs, beginning as a graduate assistant in 2011 before being promoted to coaching linebackers in 2014. He played the same position at New Mexico from 2005-08. In 2019, Arnett’s defense ranked top 10 in the nation in rushing defense, scoring defense, interceptions, first downs allowed, total defense, passing efficiency defense and turnovers gained.It’s unclear at this time if Arnett will be empowered to shape the defensive staff, which remains intact since Ward’s firing, or if he will be tasked with leading the current crop of positional coaches.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on January 11, 2020 at 1:32 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Grahamlast_img read more

Katie Taylor’s move to pro ranks confirmed

first_imgThe Olympic gold medallist will fight at Wembley arena on November 26th, live on Sky Sports, and then on the undercard of Antony Joshua’s fight in Manchester on December 10th.Eddie Hearn of Match-Room Boxing says today marks a significant day for the sport with the news that Katie is joining the professional ranks.last_img