News 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). 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 more
Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago December 1, 2020 1,274 Views The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced additions to its executive team. According to a press release, the bureau—”which helps consumer finance markets work by regularly identifying and addressing outdated, unnecessary, or unduly burdensome regulations, by making rules more effective, by consistently enforcing federal consumer financial law, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives”—has added the following to its staff:Matthew R. Bettenhausen serves as Senior Advisor and Counselor to the Director. Bettenhausen has more than 17 years of federal service, principally as an Assistant United States Attorney with the Department of Justice in the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago). There he served as Associate Chief of the Criminal Division and Acting Chief of Appeals, among other supervisory positions, and engaged in many complex financial crime investigations and prosecutions. Bettenhausen earned his B.S. in Accountancy (currently a licensed CPA in Illinois) and J.D. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.Chris Chilbert is the Chief Information Officer in the CFPB’s Operations Division. Chilbert has more than 20 years of federal service. Before joining the Bureau, he served as Assistant Inspector General for Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General where he led their adoption of modern management practices and technologies. Chilbert is a veteran of the U.S. Navy submarine force. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary.Janis K. Pappalardo is the Associate Director for Research, Markets, and Regulations. Prior to joining the CFPB, Pappalardo served as Assistant Director for Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In that capacity, she led the only division in the FTC’s Bureau of Economics devoted to the consumer protection mission. Pappalardo has served at the FTC for more than three decades and started as an economist conducting and initiating independent analyses on consumer protection matters. She earned her doctoral and master’s degrees from Cornell University and bachelor’s degree from The Catholic University of America.Donna Roy is the CFPB’s COO. Her management experience of over 35 years spans working with Fortune 200 Financial Services companies through small, start-up experience as an entrepreneur. Roy served previously as the CFPB’s Chief Information Officer. Before joining CFPB, she served for 13 years in several positions of increasing responsibility at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, with leadership excellence recognized by both industry and federal government awards. She has over 20 years of federal government experience as a leader focused on innovative, customer-focused solutions within dynamic environments. Roy is a United States Marine Corps veteran and a graduate of Wades College in Dallas.Deborah Royster is the Assistant Director, Office for Older Americans. Before joining CFPB, Royster served as CEO of Seabury Resources for Aging, a nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing, transportation, care management, and other support services to older adults and family caregivers in the Washington, D.C. region. Royster is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the University of Virginia School of Law. 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Lin-Manuel Miranda(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) The story of tonight (in the fall): we have an update on the forthcoming PBS Hamilton documentary. Turns out, that the tuner’s creator and former star Lin-Manuel Miranda will host the entire PBS Arts Fall Festival, which is set to return Friday nights from October 21. The first new program to be featured in the series, as we previously reported, will be the much-anticipated Hamilton’s America.“I’m such a huge fan of PBS. For my entire life it’s been our window into a world of the arts that isn’t available anywhere else on TV,” said Miranda in a statement. “This year’s PBS Arts Fall Festival lineup is incredible, and I am excited to not only host the festival, but have Hamilton’s America kick it off.”In a recent panel, Tony winner Daveed Diggs revealed that he and the cast got teary in the documentary when Broadway’s George Washington, Christopher Jackson, played the role in front of a portrait of the man himself, in the presence of President Obama. And of about his departure from the Tony-winning musical? “It was time to go. At some point you have to make a decision about what you are going to do…I felt like I did what I could do with it.” Deadline reports that Diggs believes that it’s time “for someone else to make it brand new.”Other new programs set for the arts festival include the award-winning West End revival of Gypsy, led by Imelda Staunton and Shakespeare Live! From the Royal Shakespeare Company, which will feature appearances by Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch and many more. from $149.00 View Comments Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton Star Files Daveed Diggs Related Shows
But the American was competitive in her final race and briefly led after going third on a shortened course, posting a time of one minute and 2.23 seconds despite a slow start.The 34-year-old, who boasts a record 82 World Cup wins, survived the challenge of Olympic downhill champion Sofia Goggia but saw Stuhec go 0.49 seconds quicker. Lindsey Vonn brought the curtain down on her career with a bronze medal in the ladies’ downhill at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships on Sunday, as Ilka Stuhec defended her title in Are.Vonn — the most successful female ski racer of all time — is retiring after injuries made competing too hard on her body, something that was not helped by a big crash in the super-G earlier in the week. IT’S OFFICIAL‼️Legend @lindseyvonn ends her storied career with a fairytale ending, landing on the podium in THIRD.WOW! @Are2019 #are2019 pic.twitter.com/GjFUjfFAUK— U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team (@usskiteam) February 10, 2019Current World Cup leader Nicole Schmidhofer failed to trouble the top three and Corinne Suter — bronze medalist in the super-G — was the only other contender to better Vonn’s time.Vonn becomes the oldest woman to win a World Championships medal and is also the first female athlete to win a medal at six editions of the competition.Stuhec, meanwhile, is the first woman to successfully defend the title since Maria Walliser did so in 1989.