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April 9, 2018 – Updated on April 11, 2018 Azerbaijan – RSF calls on World Bank to address repression of journalists investigating corruption AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia International bodies CorruptionJudicial harassment AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia International bodies CorruptionJudicial harassment Follow the news on Azerbaijan Organisation RSF_en Just two days before Azerbaijan will hold presidential elections, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has sent the following letter to the World Bank’s Vice President for Europe and Central Asia. RSF calls on the World Bank to make all future loans to Azerbaijan conditional on the release of journalists imprisoned for covering corruption in the country. News News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News SEAN THEW / AFP to go further RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Cyril Muller, Vice President of Europe and Central Asia World Bank 1818 H Street NW Washington, DC 20433 USA April 9, 2018 Dear Vice President Muller, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an international non-governmental organization dedicated to defending press freedom, is writing to draw your attention to the increasing crackdown on independent journalists in Azerbaijan that is severely hindering their ability to report on corruption. Given the World Bank’s commitment to fighting corruption, we believe this is an issue your organization must take up. Uncovering corruption and press freedom are intrinsically linked; when journalists are harassed, forced into exile, jailed, or even killed for their reporting, the resulting climate of silence and impunity allows criminal activity to thrive without opposition. If the World Bank truly intends to stand by its pledge for good governance and anti-corruption, we urge you to condition all future loans on the release of journalists who are imprisoned for reporting on corruption. As of April 2018, RSF has counted at least 14 journalists who are in prison due to their reporting. One such case is that of Afgan Sadygov, a journalist who was arrested in November 2016 under bogus charges of “assault and battery” in connection with his work reporting on political mismanagement of funds in local Azerbaijani administrations. Sadygov’s arrest and sentencing is designed to silence him. It constitutes another demonstration of the authorities’ commitment to suppressing media freedom in the country. In May 2016, the World Bank reaffirmed its own commitment to the fight against corruption and achieving the UN Sustainable Goals for 2030. One example is the series of projects in Azerbaijan to reform the justice system, the most recent being the Judicial Services and Smart Infrastructure Project, which aimed to “improve access, transparency, and efficiency.” Approved in 2014, it lent 100 million USD to assist the Azerbaijani government in improving their judicial system, from programming electronic databases for court cases to the construction of new court buildings. However, with little improvement to be seen in judicial reform, the Azerbaijani government has instead focused on persecuting journalists, including those who investigate corruption allegations in connection with World Bank loans. Hafiz Babali is a journalist who is currently in self-imposed exile after government officials threatened him and his family in retaliation for an investigative piece on corruption allegations regarding the World Bank’s Third Highway Project, nicknamed the “Golden Road.” In May 2016, Babali was arrested and brought before the Sumgayit City Court on unknown charges. After deliberation, a judge verbally told Babali and his attorney he would be convicted under Article 296, minor hooliganism, but did not give them a written record. When Babali inquired about possibly appealing the decision, his attorney informed him that he was unable to unless he had a written record of the original verdict. When searching in the electronic court database he couldn’t find any record of his case, leaving him unable to challenge the court system. Babali’s case highlights the inadequacy of the electronic court informational system, with problems ranging from dysfunctional search engine capability to un-uploaded court cases. The lack of public record for criminal cases involving journalists leaves room for government officials to freely prosecute journalists without a paper trail. Afgan Mukhtarli, who reported on corruption in Azerbaijan for IWPR and independent news website Meydan TV, is another journalist who fled the country in fear of government retaliation for his investigations. Mukhtarli reported on high-level corruption in the Azerbaijani military and the country’s ruling Aliyev family. After leaving Azerbaijan to live in self-imposed exile in Georgia more than three years ago, Mukhtarli was abducted and forcibly returned to Azerbaijan in May. Despite a complete lack of evidence, he has been sentenced to six years in prison for smuggling, illegal border crossing and refusing to comply with police instructions, trumped up charges that are meant to disguise the fact that Mukhtarli was returned to Azerbaijan against his will. Such a move by the Azerbaijani justice system sends a chilling message to other investigative journalists living in exile abroad. Between the years of 2012 and 2014, as Azerbaijan’s ruling elite were using billions of euros to pay off politicians and launder money for their own benefit, dozens of journalists, including investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, were being arrested and thrown in jail as political prisoners. Ismayilova’s reporting on the Aliyev family’s offshore accounts and tax evasion landed her in prison in December 2014, where she remained for more than a year before being released in May 2016. Today she lives under a strict travel ban inside Azerbaijan. The growing number of journalists arrested for investigating corruption in Azerbaijan is a clear indication that the country’s repressive practices are incompatible with the World Bank’s commitment to eradicating corruption. This incompatibility could not be made any clearer than in the case of Hafiz Babali. We fear that the continued criminalization of journalists coupled with the actual criminal activity of Azerbaijan’s corrupt officials and a complete lack of any real separation of powers will undermine all efforts the World Bank has made to improve the country’s justice system. Thus, we call on the World Bank to acknowledge that the harassment and imprisonment of Azerbaijani journalists is a corruption issue, to urge for their immediate release, and to make all future loans to Azerbaijan conditional on the release of journalists like Afgan Sadygov and Mukhtarli, who were or would be imprisoned for investigating corruption. We look forward to discussing this issue with you in person at your earliest convenience. We thank you in advance for your careful attention to this letter. Sincerely, Christophe DeloireSecretary generalAzerbaijan is ranked 162nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. June 8, 2021 Find out more June 4, 2021 Find out more News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh April 9, 2021 Find out more
Journalist gets two-year prison sentence, two are banned from leaving the country, and a weekly paper is closed
IranMiddle East – North Africa News News Reporters Without Borders today deplored a two-year prison sentence imposed on a provincial newspaper journalist, as well as the closure of a weekly paper and a ban on two journalists from leaving the country.“The Iranian press and its journalists continue to be the victims of injustice and four are currently in prison,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “Many are hounded at their workplace, followed in the street, thrown in prison without ever being able to see a lawyer and are forbidden to leave the country. The ministry of culture and Islamic guidance still exerts strong censorship and lists of banned topics are regularly sent to editors.”Reporter Kaveh Javanmard, of the weekly Karfto, was ordered jailed for two years by a court in Sanandej (Iranian Kurdistan) on 17 May and will serve his sentence at a prison in the northern town of Maragheh, more than 300 km from his family home. He was tried in secret and was not allowed to have a lawyer.Court officials in the southeastern province of Sistan-o-Baluchistan went to the offices of the weekly Ayaran on 21 May and shut it down, saying it would be prosecuted for printing statements by Sunni leaders that were “inaccurate” and “likely to inflame the public” and “spread separatist ideas.” Journalism student Mehrnoushe Solouki (photo), who has dual French and Iranian nationality, has been banned from leaving the country since she was arrested on 17 February. She had gone to Teheran last December as part of her studies at Quebec University to make a documentary on the aftermath of the 1988 ceasefire between Iran and Iraq. She was held in Evin prison for a month for filming the families of the victims of violence in the 1980s and her notes and film were confiscated. She was freed on 19 March on bail of 100 million toumen (80,000 euros) but her passport was retained, preventing her from leaving Iran. She has also been summoned many times by intelligence officials.The passport of Iranian-American journalist Parnaz Azima was seized when she arrived at Teheran airport on 25 January and has still not been returned, preventing her too from leaving the country. It was also confiscated for three weeks last year by the intelligence services. The judge in the case has demanded bail of 400 million tounen (320,000 euros). She has been interrogated several times by intelligence agents who want her to work with them. RSF_en After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Help by sharing this information News February 25, 2021 Find out more News March 18, 2021 Find out more to go further Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Organisation Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iran IranMiddle East – North Africa Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 May 23, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist gets two-year prison sentence, two are banned from leaving the country, and a weekly paper is closed June 9, 2021 Find out more Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the country’s Supreme Guide, Ayatollah Khamenei, are both on the Reporters Without Borders worldwide list of predators of press freedom.
Pinterest Spirent Report: 5G Activity Accelerates as Operators Look to Differentiate Twitter Facebook HOLMDEL, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Spirent Communications plc (LSE:SPT), the leading provider of test, assurance, and analytics solutions for next-generation devices and networks, today released its second annual 5G outlook report, based on analysis and takeaways from over 600 global 5G engagements in 2020. The “5G 2021: Market Drivers, Insights & Consideration” report provides insights from across the 5G eco-system on the current status of 5G, illustrating the accelerated timetables from service providers in upgrading to 5G standalone (SA) with the new 5G Core, and revealing how 5G is driving new initiatives and sector engagements. The report is available at www.spirent.com/assets/the-spirent-2021-5g-report. “2020 was certainly a year to remember, not just because of the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19, but also because of the rapid development for the telecom industry,” said Spirent Head of 5G Strategy, Steve Douglas. “Telecom is keeping its sights firmly focused on 5G’s future, not in spite of the challenges of the pandemic, but because of them, and our latest report gives an unparalleled view of the current status of 5G and the trends we’re seeing for the year ahead, based on the investments, research, testing and innovation by the leading 5G players.” The report draws on Spirent’s work with operators, network equipment manufacturers, government, military, and device makers across the globe. It provides an updated, behind-the-scenes view of what’s gone right so far, where challenges persist, and how what was learned during the year is impacting priorities for 2021 and beyond. Key findings from the report include: – 5G SA core timetables accelerated rapidly: 5G activity surged in 2020 with accelerated timetables from service providers to deliver 5G SA core deployments, following non-standalone’s (NSAs) inability to really wow customers and deliver a solid new revenue proposition. Service Provider engagement increased nearly 50% as Service Assurance integration ramped up, and leading operators accelerated 5G standalone network strategies and new 5G core deployments. – Because 5G is moving so fast, operators are turning to partners to deliver key elements: Through service contracts, elements that would previously have been delivered inhouse are now being delivered by trusted partners, as operators need to be able to move quickly to keep up with the complexity of 5G and the accelerated timetables. – 5G is driving new initiatives and engagements: The year saw notable growth in engagements with government, military and academia around 5G experimentation and security initiatives, as governments explore new use cases. Other notable initiatives include Cloud hyperscalers exploring operator edge partnerships, Open RAN being explored in support of supply chain diversity initiatives, and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) accelerating their plans for 5G. – Automated Assurance and 5G are the new dynamic duo: Whether it was a core network buildout, lab certification, or new service delivered, 5G plus Automated Assurance were the dynamic duo that customers turned to as they sought to continue pushing forward with their 5G plans, with 80% of Spirent’s assurance business focused on 5G work. – The trend of accelerated timetables is here to stay: While the pandemic has undoubtedly accelerated 5G timetables, it seems likely this accelerated trend is here to stay. “In many ways, the pandemic has accelerated trends that we hadn’t anticipated gaining steam for at least another couple of years,” said Douglas, “whether fixed wireless access driven by working from home, or automation required to safely conduct field testing with limited personnel. While there were delays, by and large 5G powered ahead and remained in control of its destiny.” “Spirent provides us with a real-world glimpse into 5G deployments today,” said Patrick Kelly, Founder and Principal Analyst at Appledore Research. “Spirent has a unique perspective in the 5G ecosystem as a leader in test and assurance solutions. The report provides insights into the current status of 5G and what’s coming next, particularly in 5G core, transport, network security, Open RAN progress, and the role of automated assurance.” Spirent’s “ 5G 2021: Market Drivers, Insights & Consideration ” report offers a broad view of market-wide 5G challenges, opportunities and plans, and is available as a download at https://www.spirent.com/assets/the-spirent-2021-5g-report. About Spirent Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT) is the leading global provider of automated test and assurance solutions for networks, cybersecurity, and positioning. The company provides innovative products, services and managed solutions that address the test, assurance and automation challenges of a new generation of technologies, including 5G, SD-WAN, cloud, autonomous vehicles and beyond. From the lab to the real world, Spirent helps companies deliver on their promise to their customers of a new generation of connected devices and technologies. For more information, please visit www.spirent.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. 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@MSHPTrooperE/Twitter(QULIN, Mo.) –A loyal Yorkshire terrier stayed with a missing 3-year-old girl in a dense cornfield in Missouri all night — and heroically led a search party to them with a “weak bark,” authorities said.Remy Merritt and her dog, Fat Heath, had gone missing Thursday night in Qulin, triggering a desperate search that brought in some 150 volunteers, authorities said.But it wasn’t until Fat Heath responded to barks from one of the search dogs that rescuers ended the 12-hour ordeal and found Remy and her trusty companion.“One of the dogs barked and a weaker bark was returned,” Clark Parrott, a sergeant with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, told ABC News. “We came to find out it was [Remy] and her Yorkshire terrier Fat Heath … down beneath the corn stalks.“That dog stayed with her all night long,” he said.Remy had gone missing about 8:30 that night, authorities said.That’s when everyone in the small farm town chipped in to try to find her.“Everybody knows everybody here and so when they hear of one of their neighbors in trouble, whether you know them or not — you just stop what you’re doing and show up,” Parrot said.The MSHP dispatched a chopper to circle over the farm acreage near Remy’s home and used infrared radar, Parrott said.After the search into the night initially proved “unsuccessful,” the team — consisting of devoted locals and law enforcement — resumed at dawn and used a grid search through the cornfield filled with 5-foot high stalks, Parrott said.After about three hours and a quarter mile from Remy’s home, one of the canines barked — and a sound of hope could be heard in response.Fat Heath cried for help, and drew the search party to the missing [email protected]/TwitterUpon learning of the discovery, Parrott remembered feeling a mixed sense of relief and concern.“The dogs yapping at each other is a neat little moment,” he said.Fat Heath and Remy, who had only been bitten by mosquitoes and suffered some dehydration, were in good shape, Parrott said.“A lot of bites and a little thirsty, but she got a clean bill of health and was returned back to her home afterward,” he said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Ovidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 549,000 people worldwide.Over 12 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than three million diagnosed cases and at least 132,309 deaths. Here is how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:7:15 a.m.: CDC chief says reopening schools is ‘critical public health initiative’The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said he believes reopening schools is “a critical public health initiative.” Speaking to ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America on Thursday, Dr. Robert Redfield said the CDC’s guidance for protecting against the novel coronavirus remains the same but that the agency will be providing “additional reference documents” to aid communities wanting to reopen their K-12 schools this fall. The CDC chief noted that the guidelines are not requirements. “The one thing I really want to say that would personally sadden me, and I know my agency, is if individuals were to use these guidances that we put out as a rationale to keep schools closed,” Redfield said. Redfield’s comments come after President Donald Trump threatened on Twitter to “cut off funding” to schools that don’t reopen in the fall and criticized the CDC’s guidance as “very tough,” “expensive” and “impractical.”During Wednesday’s press briefing, Vice President Mike Pence told reporters that the CDC would revise its guidance next week in response to Trump’s critique. “It’s not a revision of the guidelines; it’s just to provide additional information to help the schools be able to use the guidance we put forward,” Redfield said on GMA.The CDC’s current guidance for reopening schools calls for 6 feet of space between desks, staggered scheduling and the use of face masks. When pressed on which of those guidelines were too tough or impractical and would be relaxed next week, Redfield said the CDC would continue working with communities to decide which preventative strategies work best for them. “These decisions about schools are local decisions,” he added. “We’re prepared to work with any school and school district to see how they can take these guidances, this portfolio of strategies, and do it in a way that they’re comfortable that they can reopen their schools safely.”6:03 a.m.: Ohio State pauses sports workouts after receiving results of COVID-19 testingThe Ohio State University athletics department announced Wednesday night that it has paused all voluntary workouts on campus following the results of its most recent coronavirus testing of student-athletes.The move affects the workouts of seven teams at the school, which include men’s and women’s basketball, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.The university previously revealed Wednesday that a total of 125 student-athletes have been tested for COVID-19 as part of proactive screening prior to the start of voluntary summer workouts on campus. At least eight of those test results were positive, according to Columbus ABC affiliate WSYX-TV.It’s unknown how many others have tested positive since then.“The university is not sharing cumulative COVID-19 information publicly as it could lead to the identification of specific individuals and compromise their medical privacy,” The Ohio State University Department of Athletics said in a statement Wednesday. “The health and safety of our student-athletes is always our top priority.”A student-athlete who tests positive for COVID-19 will self-isolate for at least 14 days and receive daily check-ups from the athletics department’s medical staff. Student-athletes who live alone will isolate in their residence, while those with roommates will isolate in a designated room on campus, according to the Ohio State University Department of Athletics.5:52 a.m.: 3-year-old girl battles COVID-19 after 35-year-old mother dies from virusA toddler in Florida has tested positive for COVID-19 after her mother died from the disease, according to a report by Miami ABC affiliate WPLG-TV.Shaquana Miller Garrett, 35, contracted the novel coronavirus while working at the front desk of a hospital in Fort Lauderdale. She was a diabetic, considered a higher risk of becoming severely ill with the virus, and had to be hospitalized within days of her diagnosis, her family told WPLG.Garrett died on July 2, leaving behind a husband and two young children. So far this month, more than a dozen people under the age of 60 have died from COVID-19 in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, according to WPLG.“She was my best friend,” her brother, Curtis Miller, told WPLG.Now, her 3-year-old daughter Kennedy is battling the virus. The little girl has developed a fever, according to Miller.3:27 a.m.: US records over 58,000 new casesMore than 58,000 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in the United States on Wednesday, bringing the national total soaring past three million, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily caseload is just under the country’s record set on Tuesday, when more than 60,000 new cases were identified in a 24-hour reporting period.A total of 3,055,081 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 132,309 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 60,000 for the first time Tuesday.Many states have seen a rise in infections in recent weeks, with some — including Arizona, California and Florida — reporting daily records. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Manhattanupper east side Email Address* Share via Shortlink Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags Full Name* Jeff Zucker, Michael Steinhardt and 32 East 64th Street. (Getty, Google Maps, Warburg Realty) CNN’s head honcho Jeff Zucker sold his five-bedroom Upper East Side apartment for $15.35 million to hedge fund billionaire Michael Steinhardt and his wife, Judith.Zucker sold the unit at The Verona co-op building at East 64th Street for a discount from his asking price of $17.5 million.The renovated five-bedroom has a 38-foot wide living room, a private office and library, a chef’s kitchen with multiple dining areas and three working fireplaces.The Wall Street Journal previously reported the sale but did not disclose the buyer or the price.Zucker and his wife, Caryn, bought the apartment for $12.3 million in 2007, according to property records. The couple announced their separation in 2018. Caryn Zucker recently paid $8.4 million for a villa in Palm Beach.The Verona is a 10-story building with only 20 units and views of Central Park.Michael Steinhardt founded the hedge fund Steinhardt Partners and headed WisdomTree which focuses on exchange-traded funds, or ETFs. He is a prolific donor to Jewish philanthropies and co-founded Taglit-Birthright, which offers young adults a free 10-day trip to Israel.Steinhardt’s purchase bucks an apparent trend: A number of hedge funders and private equity executives have purchased luxury homes in Palm Beach since the pandemic began. Earlier this month, private equity titan Scott Shleifer paid more than $120 million for the oceanfront mansion at 535 North County Road in Palm Beach, setting a record for residential sales in Florida.But only a few well-known firms have relocated their entire operations to South Florida. Even the ones that are planning to move their headquarters to South Florida, such as Paul Singer’s Elliott Capital, are keeping offices in New York, according to the New York Times.Steinhardt was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women who worked at Jewish organizations where he donated money, the New York Times reported in 2019. He has denied the allegations, though he did apologize for “inappropriate” remarks in conversations with members of the NYU community.The university decided to keep his name on the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, which rechristened the school in exchange for a $10 million donation he and his wife made in 2001.Contact Keith Larsen