Ferghana news agency files complaint against site blocking in Russia

first_img News to go further RSF_en This is far from the first time that a government agency has blocked access to Ferghana. An unusually outspoken and critical media outlet in Central Asia, it is already blocked in several countries including Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. It was unblocked in Uzbekistan in May. And it was blocked in Kyrgyzstan in 2012 and again in 2017. RussiaEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms InternetFreedom of expression Organisation News December 16, 2019 Ferghana news agency files complaint against site blocking in Russia Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News Russia is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, one place lower than in 2018. May 5, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms InternetFreedom of expression Читать на русском / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders (RSF) supports the complaint that Ferghana, a leading source of Central Asian news coverage, has filed with a Moscow arbitration court challenging the blocking of its website in Russia. The Russian state’s growing control over the Internet is very worrying, RSF says. The complaint filed by the Ferghana news agency on 11 December accuses Roskomnadzor, the federal agency responsible for communications and media control, of failing to respect the procedure for blocking a site. Russian Internet users have been unable to access Ferghana since 10 October, when it was added to the “blacklist” without warning. May 21, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Help by sharing this information The (confidential) list of websites banned by Roskomnadzor keeps on getting longer. According to the tally kept by RosKomSvoboda, an NGO that combats online censorship,  the number of websites that have been blocked without respecting legal procedure now exceeds 510,000. The number of employees at Roskomnadzor has meanwhile grown from 12 in 2012 to more than 2,700 now. Many laws aimed at controlling the Internet and increasing the scope for digital surveillance have been adopted during this period. A law establishing a “sovereign Internet” in Russia took effect on 1 November. News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Russia Related documents russie_2019_12_plainte_ferghana_rus_1.pdfPDF – 90.13 KB “This act of censorship has increased the pressure on independent media outlets even more,” RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk said. “Roskomnadzor’s arbitrary decisions threaten online freedom of expression and trample on the public’s right to news and information, a right guaranteed by the constitution.”last_img read more

Life of Brian goes on show at sailor’s home in Limerick

first_img#HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy NewsLocal NewsLife of Brian goes on show at sailor’s home in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – May 29, 2014 2100 Previous articleISPCC Limerick remembers all the missing childrenNext articleNo room at Limerick kennels for stray dogs Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Facebook Twitter WhatsApp A RETROSPECTIVE exhibition representing 40 years of paintings by renowned Limerick artist Brian MacMahon will open at the Sailor’s Home on O’Curry Street this Friday, May 30.Titled ‘Real Hallucinations’, the exhibit will run until June 20 and offers Limerick audiences a unique opportunity to experience four decades of MacMahon’s work.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Born in 1955, Brian studied at Limerick School of Art from 1973 to 1977, unbeknown to his parents that he had dropped out of school and wasn’t going to study architecture. After moving to Dublin in 1979, the Limerick man quickly developed a reputation as a portrait painter which led to a number of exhibition opportunities and solo shows.Brian moved back to Limerick in 1998. He has a studio in Limerick, lives near the city and takes every opportunity to explore new vistas around the country.His paintings represents colour on a large scale and he mixes light and mood with bold convincing colours in his landscapes, portraits and interiors. Colour predominates his work and the subject emerges from the painting, shocking in its accuracy. The viewer is led to look closely to examine the thick surfaces and the perfect strokes and component elements, and then to step back to absorb the whole painting, its atmosphere and mood.Brian’s retrospective exhibition will take place in ‘the Sailor’s Home’, a beautiful early Victorian building overlooking the Shannon and Limerick Docks. Following decades of fund raising the Sailor’s Home was completed in 1859 for the sum of £960. In recent years, it has fallen into disrepair and has been saved by the Shannon Foynes Port Company who have kindly allowed MacMahon to host his exhibition there.‘Real Hallucinations’ will run at the Sailor’s House on O’Curry Street from May 30 to June 20. Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Printcenter_img TAGSBrian MacMahonMusic LimerickSailor’s Home RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Advertisement #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Linkedin Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Painting pets en plein air – todaylast_img read more

Ash Center launches repository of government data visualizations, maps

Read Full Story Data-Smart City Solutions, a program of Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, today launched a searchable public database comprising cutting-edge examples of public sector data use. The “Solutions Search” indexes interactive maps and visualizations, spanning civic issue areas such as transportation, public health, and housing, that are helping data innovators more accurately understand and illustrate challenges, leading to optimized solutions.The new user-friendly public database includes 200 data-driven models for civic technologists, community organizations, and government employees. “By showcasing successful data-driven initiatives from across the country, we have the opportunity to help city leaders learn from each other and avoid reinventing the wheel,” noted Stephen Goldsmith, Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and faculty director of the Innovations in Government Program at the Ash Center, who also leads the Civic Analytics Network, a national network of municipal chief data officers.This new Harvard database spans city, county, state, and federal levels, and features a wide variety of interventions and initiatives, including maps, data visualizations, and dashboards. Examples include the California Report Card and GradeDC.gov, dashboards that measure community health — and run on citizen input, allowing residents to rank various city services and agencies. Users can also find Redlining Louisville: The History of Race, Class, and Real Estate, a visualization that explores the impact of disinvestment in Louisville neighborhoods.The Solutions Search is supported by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. read more