French police obstruct reporters during G7, RSF seeks firm measures

first_imgWhen the interior minister received an RSF delegation on 18 June, he asked RSF to take part in this review in order to help ensure that account is taken of the needs of press freedom. RSF remains willing to participate to this review. News News Crédit: RFI RSF_en In its letter, RSF said it was still ready to participate in an ongoing review of police methods for controlling street protests, but only if it was given a clear undertaking that measures would be taken quickly to rein in police violence. Al Jazeera English crews and others had to endure aggressive and unnecessarily long controls and searches. German reporters said that they were addressed inappropriately. Protective equipment was confiscated from several reporters, including freelance photographers working for the Hans Lucas agency – confiscations that were not recorded in any police reports. More than ten French and foreign journalists who went to cover an “alternative summit” in the adjoining town of Bayonne on 24 August were subjected to unwarranted obstruction by the police, who were often very confrontational. Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more As well as criticizing the behaviour of the police and requesting firm measures, RSF’s letter reminded the interior minister of its ten proposals for ending the kind of police violence against journalists that was seen during France’s “gilets jaunes” (yellow vest) protests – proposals that RSF presented to the interior minister in June. August 30, 2019 French police obstruct reporters during G7, RSF seeks firm measures ​Reporters Without Borders (RSF) wrote today to French interior minister Christophe Castaner to complain about police obstruction of journalists covering the G7 summit in Biarritz from 24 to 26 August and to remind him of President Macron’s promise to ensure that the police respect press freedom. Receive email alerts May 10, 2021 Find out more News June 4, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News Two women reporters – one working for Reporterre and the other for the Vice News website and the Ouest France newspaper – said they were prevented from accessing the site of a demonstration. FranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expressionPhotoreportage France is ranked 32nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. FranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expressionPhotoreportage The way the police behaved towards reporters during the G7 summit suggests that they have yet to be given the necessary instructions about respecting press freedom, although President Macron promised that this would be done when RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire met him on 3 May. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Help by sharing this information Follow the news on France RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story to go furtherlast_img read more

Complaint About Non-Availability Of Covid19 Vaccine In India Though Available In Other Countries:Allahabad High Court To Discuss With ICMR Today

first_imgNews UpdatesComplaint About Non-Availability Of Covid19 Vaccine In India Though Available In Other Countries:Allahabad High Court To Discuss With ICMR Today Akshita Saxena23 Nov 2020 8:58 PMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court has expressed its inclination to get in touch with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to enquire about the status of development/ administration of vaccine for Covid-19 virus. A Division bench comprising of Justices Siddhartha Varma and Ajit Kumar has asked the Central Government to put it in touch with the authority so as to verify the allegations…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court has expressed its inclination to get in touch with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to enquire about the status of development/ administration of vaccine for Covid-19 virus. A Division bench comprising of Justices Siddhartha Varma and Ajit Kumar has asked the Central Government to put it in touch with the authority so as to verify the allegations of administration of Covid vaccine in foreign countries. “A general complaint amongst the Members of the Bar is that though the vaccine is being administered in other countries but somehow it is not being administered in our country. To verify this fact whether the vaccine is being administered in other countries, we direct the Central Government’s counsel to help us to get in touch with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) through Video Conferencing,” the order states. Recently, global pharma corporations like Pfizer and Moderna announced that their respective Covid vaccines have over 90 per cent efficacy. Certain members of the Bar claimed that the vaccine is available and is being administered to citizens in foreign countries. The Court has thus asked the Central Government Counsel to arrange a virtual meeting of the Court with the ICMR, Today at 3.30 PM, during hearing of the suo moto case titled “In-Re Inhuman Condition At Quarantine Centres And For Providing Better Treatment To Corona Positive”. This case was initially registered to monitor the conditions of Quarantine centres in the State. The scope of the matter was later expanded to address all issues arising due to the pandemic and/or lockdown. Inter alia, the Court has ordered deployment of police personnel on all roads, in continuation of its order to constitute a Task Force, to ensure that all the persons wear masks in public spaces. “Senior Superintendent of Police, Prayagraj is present in the Court. He himself has stated that he would personally look into the matter of deployment of police personnel in the city and shall also see that sustained efforts are made to ensure that people do wear masks as a rule,” the Court recorded in its order. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more