At least eleven journalists currently held in Myanmar

first_img MyanmarAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedPhotoreportagePredatorsEconomic pressureViolence March 2, 2021 – Updated on March 11, 2021 At least eleven journalists currently held in Myanmar May 12, 2021 Find out more The latest to be arrested was Kaung Myat Naing (aka Aung Kyaw) of the Democratic Voice of Burma news agency, who live-streamed police coming to arrest him at his home in the far south city of Myeik at around 10:30 p.m. yesterday. You can hear him ask the police if they have a warrant, to which they respond with shouts and gunfire. A Chinese reporter for the Xinhua news agency was meanwhile hit by rubber bullets while covering a protest in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, in the south of the country. RSF_en Receive email alerts Organisation In the central region of Sagaing, the staff of the Monywa Gazette reported on Facebook that their CEO Kyaw Kyaw Win was badly beaten by plainclothes police on 27 February before being taken away in a police van. He was released the next day. Hakha Times CEO Par Pwie was also released the next day after being arrested while live-streaming a protest in the western state of Chin. A sixth journalist was arrested on 27 February. It was the Myay Latt newspaper’s Zar Zar, who was arrested in the central city of Magway. She was released the same day. News MyanmarAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedPhotoreportagePredatorsEconomic pressureViolence The ten journalists currently detained include Chinland Post reporter Salai David, who was arrested yesterday morning in Hakha, the capital of the western state of Chin. Monywa Gazette reporter Lay Min Soe was arrested yesterday in Monywa, in the central region of Sagaing, but was released later in the day after sustaining injuries in the beating he received from the police. to go further Six journalists were arrested in various parts of the country on 28 February. YamaNya Taing reporter Lin Tun was released the next day (yesterday) after being arrested in the southern city of Mawlamyine. 74 Media website reporter Paung Lan Taung was released later the same day  after being arrested in the northern city of Myitkyina. Ye Yint Tun, a journalist with the Than Taw Sint newspaper, was jailed after being arrested in the southwestern city of Pathein. News News The 1 February coup cut short a transition to democracy in Myanmar and has set press freedom back ten years, back to when prior censorship was the rule and independent media were constantly persecuted. Three years in jail This snapshot, taken on 26 February by Myanmar Times’ photoreporter Sit Htet Aung, gives an insight into the police violence journalists are confronted with. Sit Htet Aung eventually managed to escape (photo via Twitter). May 31, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Six reporters were arrested on 27 February while covering protests in their respective cities. Associated Press photographer Thein Zaw and Myanmar Pressphoto Agency photographer Ye Myo Khant were arrested in Yangon’s Hle Dan district. Myanmar Now reporter Kay Zon Nwe was live-streaming the crackdown on a protest at Yangon’s Myaynigone Junction when the police arrested her and took her away. Freelance editor Banyar Oo was also arrested and sent to Inn Sein prison. RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum On 26 February, before this wave of arrests, RSF posted a video of Yuki Kitazumi, a Japanese reporter and documentary filmmaker, being arrested in Yangon. He was released the same day. Wai Yan, a Chinese photo-journalist working for the Xinhua news agency, was also briefly arrested on 26 February. Multiple arrests “We call on Myanmar’s government to order the immediate and unconditional release of all the journalists currently detained, and to drop the charges against them,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “It is absolutely crucial that reporters should be able to cover this dramatic moment in Myanmar’s history. The generals who took power must realize that the world is looking at them and that history will judge them.” May 26, 2021 Find out more Two Monywa-based reporters, Tin Mar Swe of MCN TV News and Khin May San of The Voice magazine, were quickly released after being arrested on 25 February but have been charged under article 505 (a) of the penal code. Follow the news on Myanmar Badly beaten News Chun Journal editor Kyaw Nay Min was taken to Inn Sein prison after being arrested in Yangon. Freelance reporter Soe Yarzar Tun suffered the same fate.The sixth journalist to be arrested on 28 February was Shin Moe Myint, a Yangon-based psychology student who was covering the protests as a freelancer. Two witness told RSF she was badly beaten before being bundled into a police van and taken in the direction of Inn Sein prison. She was finally released today. Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar In all, at least 28 journalist journalists have been arrested in the course of the past month of pro-democracy street protests, against which, after hesitating for weeks, the junta suddenly began making much wider use of deadly force three days ago. But, whereas reporters covering past protests were quickly released after being arrested, things have changed radically in the past few days, and at least eleven journalists were in detention as of this morning (2 March). Help by sharing this information According to the information obtained by RSF, which has not been confirmed by the authorities, the ten journalists currently being detained are to be charged under article 505 (a) of the penal code with spreading false information, which carries a possible jail sentence that was recently extended from two to three years. Those close to Ye Myo Khant, one of the photographers arrested on 27 February, said they shared this fear. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is dismayed by the sudden intensification of the ruling junta’s crackdown on journalists during the past three days, one month after the military coup in Myanmar on 1 February, and warns the junta of its responsibility in the eyes of history. US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Myanmar is ranked 139th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index.last_img read more

Shirlee Smith | Santa’s New Elf

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News More Cool Stuff Shirlee Smith is a former Pasadena Star-News Opinion Columnist. She is a Los Angeles Press Club first place awardee and author of They’re Your Kids, Not Your Friends and the Spanish edition, “Son Tus Hijos, No Tus Amigos.” Smith can be reached by email at [email protected] First Heatwave Expected Next Week SHIRLEE SMITH,Columnist Shirlee Smith | Santa’s New Elf By SHIRLEE SMITH Published on Monday, November 28, 2016 | 6:52 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Art work by Brandi ArmstrongMaking a list and checking it twice? Wondering what to give the child who has everything?How about nothing? Well, not really nothing BUT nothing wrapped with tinsel paper and tied with a bright bow to be found under the family Christmas tree.Here’s some sound and quick advice which answers this questionable annual worry in the heads of too many parents: Don’t make a list. The kid who has everything doesn’t need anything else.But, more than likely, those who fret about this don’t want something like a simple and practical answer.One mother told me she made a list for her son last year, but she was a late shopper and the items were nowhere to be found when she hit the stores.Oh, what must she do?Another mother of three said her crew had every trinket on the market . She wondered what to give them for Christmas.How about trying something a little different this year. Instead of shopping for the kid who has it all, shop for the kid who only owns the too-small pair of shoes on his or her feet.Let’s shop for the kid who sleeps with his two brothers in the back seat of the family car and when they got evicted from their home had no time to grab a favorite toy, or, for that matter, any toy.How ‘bout we make a list of all the homeless shelters no more than an hour’s drive from our home. We will need to check the list twice just to be sure there are kids who are allowed to stay there.Now, this sounds like it could become a Christmas to remember. A different kind of approach but one that certainly answers the yearly dilemma.But what to tell our kids about no packages for them under the tree?Let’s try the truth; we’ll tell ‘em they already have too much and we’ll take them with us for delivery at the shelter.Let’s put a Santa hat on our kids’ pampered heads and give ‘em a sack with gifts – for somebody else.We can do this! Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribelast_img read more

City banish away-day blues

first_img Sergio Aguero opened the scoring early in the first half, before putting the visitors further ahead six minutes after half-time. Ricardo Vaz Te’s overhead kick reduced the deficit in style, only for David Silva to strike home after collecting a superb Aguero backheel to make it 3-1. “I am very pleased,” Pellegrini said. “The most important thing was to win the game, but I think that we continued playing the same way we were playing in the other games away. “I was absolutely sure that if we continued playing in the same way we did against Aston Villa, we must win again. “That is for me the most important thing, winning the game and continuing to play the same way. “It was very important [to get that first away win] because one point from nine is not a good average for us. “Before we started the game, Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton had won their game, so we couldn’t lose more points losing away, so these three points are very important for us.” Aguero was the standout player at Upton Park, with his movement causing the hosts problems from the outset. Sergio Aguero inspired Manchester City to what manager Manuel Pellegrini called a “very important” first Premier League away win of the season as West Ham’s defence was torn to shreds. “He is a top player,” Pellegrini said of the man of the match. “He makes an important difference for us. “It is also very important for the team that he didn’t play the second game with Argentina (during the international break), so he was fresh. That was also very important.” While there were some nervy moments in the second half as West Ham threatened a comeback, anything but three points would have been harsh on City. Only wayward finishing and the fine goalkeeping of Jussi Jaaskelainen kept the scoreline down, as they made light work of the six-man midfield that had seen West Ham win 3-0 at Tottenham last time out. “We knew that West Ham would play in the way they played against Tottenham,” Pellegrini said. “They played very well in the last game, so I spoke with the players to have patience and to move the ball until we find the space. “I think we did it very well. We scored three goals and the goalkeeper was the best player of West Ham. He had at least four or five important saves.” His West Ham counterpart Sam Allardyce cut a frustrated figure after the match, with the Hammers’ improved second-half performance of little consolation. “It was too late, though, wasn’t it? That was the problem,” Allardyce said, having made a delayed entrance. “Manchester City were better than we were. “I have always said if you are going to get a good result then you have to play your very, very best and sometimes the opposition don’t allow you to do that. “I think that we thought we could come out of the traps and set the tempo, but what happened was that Manchester City decided they would do that because of their quality. “When you get the front two and Yaya Toure and Silva passing the ball like they pass it, it frightened us a little it, it put us on the back foot. “The sad thing was that even after that, we made two basic errors for their two goals rather than the quality of Aguero or Alvaro Negredo or Silva putting the ball in the back of the net with a great fluent move. “A simple ball down the middle for the first goal and somebody not picking up the smallest Man City player up for the second goal was really disappointing for us. “Gifting them the two goals was something that you wouldn’t expect to come back from against a team of their quality. “But we gave it a go, I was pleased with the response. At least they didn’t give up, they fought to the end and when we got to 2-1 with a good goal that we scored. “We showed a little bit more of our passing qualities, which failed us in the first half. “The constant passing to our players, and then the opposition regaining possession was the reason why we didn’t look anything like we did at Tottenham. “Really, our only real contribution from an attacking point of view was about 20 or 25 minutes from the end after Man City were 2-0 and that was too late.” Despite impressing at times since the Chilean’s arrival, City’s start to the domestic season has been hampered by their inability to win on the road. Defeats at Cardiff and Aston Villa either side of a goalless draw have frustrated the title hopefuls, who broke their duck in style in east London. Press Associationlast_img read more