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Court summons editor and activist over article criticising appointment of judges

first_imgNews Asia – Pacific February 21, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court summons editor and activist over article criticising appointment of judges News RSF_en to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information June 7, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns the Fiji appeal court’s harassment of Leone Cabenatabua, the editor of the Fiji Sun, and Virisila Buadromo, the head of the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement, who were summoned and warned by the court on 12 February because of an article quoting Buadromo in that day’s issue criticising the military-led government’s appointment of new judges to the court.”The judges exceeded their prerogatives by trying to intimidate a newspaper editor who just published an activist’s views on a violation of the rule of law,” the press freedom organisation said.Questioning the independence of the Fijian judicial system, Buadromo’s article described the appointments as illegal and said they were an attempt by the military to legitimise their December 2006 coup. It was the three judges named in the article – Daniel Gounder, Nazhat Shameem and Jocelyn Scutt – who summoned Cabenatabua and Buadromo. No charges have been brought against them.center_img News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Organisation Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Asia – Pacific Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Rain disturbs qualifying round of AITA Championship

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: The qualifying round of the AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament for boys and girls U-12 years got underway today at the All Assam Tennis Association Complex in the city. However most of the matches were postponed because of inclement weather. The tournament will kick off on May 6 where nearly 45 players in the boys and the girls events will participate.Also read: Local Sportslast_img

Van Dijk: City feared Liverpool’s attacking threat

first_imgLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk believes Manchester City’s approach in Sunday’s goalless draw demonstrates the respect they have for their Premier League rivals.Pep Guardiola’s side suffered three defeats to the Reds last season in the league and Champions League and, as a result, took a more cautious approach than normal at Anfield.Van Dijk – who conceded an 86th-minute penalty that was missed by Riyad Mahrez – believes City’s more conservative approach was a testament to the potency of Liverpool’s attack and the damage it could do to them. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “Obviously they were a bit cautious of the way we played and I think we have earned that respect,” he told reporters.”We made it difficult for them and they made it difficult for us at times but that’s how it is.”While a point against City could yet prove crucial at the end of the season, Van Dijk believes the key to a successful title challenge is dispatching the league’s less illustrious sides. pic.twitter.com/JeqdkpV4Yn— Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) October 8, 2018″But I think it is not about these games, it is all about the other games, the difficult games which we have against mid-table and lower teams,” he added.”We want to get as close as possible and do as well as we can but we know it is going to be hard.”We’ve had a great start to the season and we want to keep it going.”Van Dijk has joined up with the Netherlands squad ahead of their Nations League clash with Germany on Saturday and friendly with Belgium three days later.Liverpool will return to Premier League action in two weeks time against Huddersfield at the John Smiths Stadium, where they will look to extend their unbeaten domestic run to nine matches. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

IPL 2019 Final: Deepak Chahar dismisses brother Rahul in grand title clash

first_imgDeepak Chahar and Rahul Chahar are cousins but their familial bond was not going to get in the way when the two faced off against each other in the IPL 2019 final between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad on Sunday.Deepak Chahar plays for Chennai Super Kings and has enjoyed his best ever stint in an IPL season this year. He finished with 22 wickets from 17 matches for CSK in IPL 2019 and picked figures of 3 for 26 off 4 overs to rock Mumbai Indians in the title clash on Sunday.Deepak Chahar was a little expensive to start with when Quinton de Kock hit him for 3 sixes. However, he came back strongly to pick the wickets of Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and his brother Rahul.Deepak and Rahul Chahar are key for CSK and MI respectively. While Deepak bowls pace and has done a commendable job for the Super Kings in the powerplay this year, young leg-spinner Rahul Chahar has been a revelation for Mumbai Indians.Several brothers – Pathans, Pandyas and the McCullums – have made an impact on the Indian Premier League.In fact in the final, 2 pairs of brothers had taken the field. While Hardik and Krunal Pandya turned up for Mumbai Indians, Deepak and Rahul Chahar, cousins, faced off against each other.Rahul Chahar walked out to bat after the fall of Hardik Pandya’s wicket. However, he lasted only 2 balls after he hit a fullish ball to Faf du Plessis at mid-off.Deepak and Rahul Chahar played together in Agra before moving out to puruse cricket professionallly. While Deepak has already played for India, Rahul Chahar continues to impress with every opportunity he has got with Mumbai Indians.advertisementAlso Read | IPL Final: MI vs CSK in 2015 to MI vs CSK 2019: What has changed in 4 yearsAlso Read | IPL final win in 2015 very special: Rohit Sharma recalls celebration with Ritika SajdehAlso Seelast_img read more

Pink Shirt Day marks 10year anniversary

first_imgWednesday marks Pink Shirt Day across the country.The anti-bullying movement first started ten years ago in Nova Scotia as two teens decided to stick up for a fellow student who was being picked on.Co-founder Travis Price says it’s hard to believe they’ve been doing this for as long as they have.“It’s motivational, it’s moving, it’s humbling. To know this is something I was part of starting so many years ago and here we are and we’re still doing it-it’s always hard to find words. It’s very hard not to be nostalgic all year and get emotional about how far we’ve come and how much we’ve grown, how much I’ve grown.”Price will be spending the day in the Vancouver area speaking to students, telling them it’s okay to talk about bullying, to show people it’s not acceptable.“We need to make sure that youth know that they’re protected everyday and that they’re going to safe and healthy environment’s be it at school or online,” he said.“It’s also a good time for parents to open up conversation, talk about things maybe they went through, maybe they’re going through something in the workplace. Bullying isn’t something that just happens in schools so I think it’s a great day to have a conversation.”Price says the cause is close to his heart.“From being a 17-year-old kid not really knowing much about bullying other than the fact of, you know, it happened to me and I didn’t want it to happen to others to now being viewed as one of the professionals in the country that, you know, works with bullying prevention, works with youth, works with families, I’m honoured and I’m humbled.”This year’s Pink Shirt Day theme is cyber bullying.last_img read more