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first_img RSF_en News ChinaAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders has recorded 24 cases of journalists, cyber-dissidents or free expression activists being arrested or sentenced to jail terms since the start of the year. At the same time, at least 80 foreign journalists have been obstructed in the course of their work, above all in the Tibetan regions and in Sichuan. “Where is the opening so often promised by the organisers of the Beijing Olympic Games and the International Olympic Committee?” the press freedom organisation asked. “Instead of an opening, these games are being used, more than ever, as a pretext to arrest, harass and censor. This situation is unacceptable and reflects the IOC’s inability to guarantee a favourable environment for the games in accordance with the Olympic Charter.” Last year ended badly with the arrest of leading activist Hu Jia in late December, and the start of this year was marked by his sentence to three and a half years in prison. But at least 23 other journalists, online writers and free speech activists have been arrested or sentenced to prison terms. The authorities have made some concessions, such as the release of Ching Cheong and Yu Huafeng, but they have taken no account of the fact that the health of Zhang Jianhong, a writer better known as Li Hong, and Yang Maodong, a writer better known Guo Feixiong, has deteriorated in prison. The terrible earthquake in Sichuan has not helped to reduce the repression either. Journalist Qi Chonghuai was sentenced to four years in prison the day after the quake. And Huang Qi, a well-known activist who has a human rights website, was arrested on 10 June for reporting the arrest of a person who had been writing accounts of the quake and its aftermath. The harassment of activists who talk to the foreign news media or write articles for overseas Chinese media has also been stepped up. This campaign is being orchestrated by the public security and state security departments in order to intimidate human rights activists who might try to speak out before or during the games. Reporters Without Borders’ chief demand, as regards the Beijing Olympics, has always been the release of imprisoned journalists, cyber-dissidents and free expression activists before the start of the games. News News Help by sharing this information June 27, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Increase in pre-Olympic repression, with at least 24 journalists and cyber-dissidents arrested or sentenced since January Receive email alerts China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Follow the news on China to go further Organisation March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has recorded 24 cases of journalists, cyber-dissidents or free expression activists being arrested or sentenced to jail terms since the start of the year. At the same time, at least 80 foreign journalists have been obstructed in the course of their work, above all in the Tibetan regions and in Sichuan. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee kicked off a highly anticipated three night run in Asheville, NC last night, performing alongsifde Greensky Bluegrass to open things up at the ExploreAsheville.com Arena. The show was marked by great playing from both bands, including some collaborations between each band to get the run started on the right foot.Greensky Bluegrass played first, treating fans to their energetic take on the Americana genre. They opened up with “Windshield,” a fan favorite, before diving into a jammed out take on “Living Over.” The band even welcomed out UM keyboardist Joel Cummins during “In Control,” and would close out the set with the Bruce Springsteen classic, “Atlantic City.”Umphrey’s McGee followed, leaving it all on the table for a great opening night performance. The band opened with a “Bathing Digits” > “Rocker part 2” combination, before jamming out classics like “Nothing Too Fancy” > “Spires” > “Upward.” They kept it flowing through the first set, ending the seven song offering with “Atmosfarag” and “Der Bluten Kat.”The second set immediately got going with “40’s Theme,” before a big “Resolution” -> “Phil’s Farm” set the stage for one of the show’s highlight moments. After busting out Black Sabbath’s titular hit, “Black Sabbath,” Umphrey’s called on Anders Beck and Paul Hoffman from Greensky Bluegrass to join in for a take on the classic Sabbath tune, “War Pigs.” With Hoffman leading on vocals and Beck shredding on dobro, this was a great display of musicianship from both groups.Check out the video below, courtesy of Gregory Marcus on YouTube.Umphrey’s would close out the set with “2×2” and “Nothing Too Fancy,” before closing out the night with an encore of “Bad Friday.” The two bands will continue their arena run tomorrow night, before Umphrey’s closes things out with a Sunday show at The Orange Peel.Full audio from Umphrey’s show can be streamed below, courtesy of taper NSL.Check out both bands’ setlists below, as well as a full gallery from Phierce Photo.Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | ExploreAsheville.com Arena | Asheville, NC | 2/17/17Set: Windshield, Living Over > Jam > Living Over, Letter to Seymour, In Control*, Can’t Stop Now^, Wings for Wheels, Miss September, Worried About The Weather > Jam > Atlantic City* = w/ Joel Cummins^ = “Shout” tease[Setlist via Camp Greensky]Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | ExploreAsheville.com Arena | Asheville, NC | 2/17/17Set 1: Bathing Digits > Rocker Part 2, Nothing Too Fancy[1] > Spires > Upward, Atmosfarag > Der Bluten KatSet 2: 40’s Theme, Resolution -> Phil’s Farm, Black Sabbath > War Pigs[2], 2×2 > Nothing Too FancyEncore: Bad Friday[3][1] with Stranglehold (Ted Nugent) teases[2] with Anders Beck on dobro and Paul Hoffman on vocals[3] with Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Michael Jackson) jam[Setlist via All Things Umphrey’s] Load remaining imageslast_img read more

first_img “Ibig sabihin tama ang ginagawa ng ating national government. Gusto ng tao ang ginagawa ng Pangulong Duterte sa program kontra ilegal na droga,” Aquino said. Gamboa also said that the anti-drug campaign cannot be a massive failure when an estimated 5.1 tons of shabu, 2.2 tons of marijuana, 400 kg of cocaine, and 42,473 ecstasy pills all estimated worth P40.39 billion were taken off the streets. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Director General Aaron Aquino also belied Robredo’s claim, saying the latter had “dismissed” and “ignored” all efforts of the government in curbing illegal drugs for the past three years and was obviously speaking to politically attack President Duterte. “With a slim margin and you talk big,you know, for all of these years she has done nothing. She is a colossalblunder. Colossal blunder. Blunder,” he added. Duterte said that Robredo “has donenothing” as the second-highest official of the land. “Masakit din sa amin na ganito ang comments ng Vice President. We have demolished 14 clandestine laboratories, 419 drug dens could not be the 1% cited by Robredo, but perhaps, 100% success. There is no more production (of shabu) in the country,” he said. The PDEA chief added that when it comes to the number of crimes, incidents have declined from 11,860 in July 2016 to 5,000 in July 2019. Survey results in September 2019 also showed that 82 percent of Filipinos were satisfied with the war on drugs. “As far as PDEA is concerned, the metrics for the success of the anti-illegal drug campaign is drug clearing, crime index, trust rating and operational accomplishments,” Aquino said. The PDEA also seized a total of P45 million worth of illegal drugs as the authorities have conducted a total of 162,987 anti-illegal drugs operations and arrested 225,284 suspected drug personalities. Philippine National Police officer-in-charge General Archie Gamboa also belied Robredo’s allegations that the administration’s war against illegal drugs was a failure. “Her appreciation of the drug war statistics was wrong. Whether the numbers were merely an estimate of exact value, in any case, the figures derived were totally wrong,” he added. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday called Vice President Leni Robredo a “colossal blunder” for branding his controversial war on drugs a “massive failure.” “With all due respect, I beg to disagree with the public relations bombshell of Vice President Leni Robredo on the national anti-drug campaign as a massive failure,” Gamboa said in a press conference on Tuesday. “She has been there how many days? 18days. You know, I hate to say this but how many voters are there in thePhilippines? Just do away with the 200,000 plus that she got as a majority over(then Senator Bongbong) Marcos, it was really a mistake,” the President said ina media interview Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte slams the report of Vice President Leni Robredo on the so-called “war on drugs,” saying she does not have the experience nor enough time on the job to comment. On Monday, Robredo said the fightagainst illegal drugs was a “massive failure,” also giving the government’scampaign a score of 1 over 100. Robredo was previously appointed by Duterte as co-chairperson of Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs along with Aquino following her comments that the administration’s war on drugs was a failure. Robredo’s stint however lasted for just over three weeks after she was fired by President Duterte over fears that she will “mess up” the government’s campaign against illegal drugs./PNlast_img read more

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