J. S. Tissainayagam Named First Winner of Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism

first_imgNews August 31, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 J. S. Tissainayagam Named First Winner of Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism Related documents Press releasePDF – 128.34 KB United StatesAmericas Global Media Forum and the US branch of Reporters Without Borders are pleased to announce that respected Sri Lankan journalist and editor J. S. Tissainayagam has been selected as the first winner of the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism. Tissainayagam will be formally awarded the prize at a ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on October 2, 2009. The key note speaker for the ceremony will be Marcus Brauchli, executive editor of the Washington Post. J. S Tissainayagam is a respected Tamil journalist and editor who wrote for the North Eastern Monthly Magazine and the Sunday Times in Sri Lanka. And is the founder of the website Outreachsl.com. He was arrested March 7, 2008 by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) of the Sri Lanka police. He has been charged under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) amid allegations of physical and emotional abuse by TID forces and got a 20 year sentence on terrorism charges today. “The imposition of this extremely severe sentence on Tissainayagam suggests that some Sri Lanka judges confuse justice with revenge,” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said. “With the help of confessions extracted by force and information that was false or distorted, the court has used an anti-terrorism law that was intended for terrorists, not for journalists and human rights activists.” RSF_en Help by sharing this information June 3, 2021 Find out more Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says The Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism was founded in June, 2008 to honor the memory of Peter Mackler, a Brooklyn-born thirty-five year veteran journalist who championed ethical journalism, freedom of expression, and who helped transform the news agency Agence France Press (AFP) into the international competitor it is today. Mackler also founded Global Media Forum, which has helped train journalists and non-profit organizations to use the media as a tool for social change, and Project Plato, which teaches journalism as a life skill to teenagers.The Peter Mackler award rewards journalists who fight courageously and ethically to report the news in countries where freedom of the press is either not guaranteed or not recognized. The Award ceremony will take place on October 2, 2009 at 6PM at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, 529 14th St. N.W, 13th Fl.; Washington, DC 20045. The ceremony will be followed by a networking hour. There will be a silent auction. News Organisation Follow the news on United States WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 7, 2021 Find out more News United StatesAmericas According to the organization, Tissainayagam’s case is the first known instance in the democratic world of a journalist being charged under the provisions of an anti-terror law. Jean-Francois Julliard, Secretary General of RSF, stated that “We are happy to reward J. S. Tissainayagam in 2009, a terrible year for Sri Lanka. This country needs journalists who are determined and concerned with finding the truth. J. S. Tissainayagam is one of those and should never have been imprisoned. Sri Lanka will never know peace if the press is not free to play its role of fourth power. Sri Lankans have the right to be informed about what is happening on their island. They have the right to read words written by men like J. S. Tissainayagam.” About the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism April 28, 2021 Find out more News to go furtherlast_img read more

BANK 2

first_imgThe currency chest is a storehouse where the currencyThe currency chest is a storehouse where the currency notes and coins are kept on behalf of the RBI. The currency chests will supply and distribute adequate quantity of currency to the YES BANK branches which in turn will supply these to the members of the public, while ensuring the quality of bank notes in circulation, through continuous supply of clean notes and timely withdrawal of soiled notes.Thus, in a sense, while performing this function, YES BANK is partnering with RBI. YES BANK is a young bank, though, in the last eleven years YES BANK has built a strong brand through its customer-centric approach. I wish the bank all success, and I am certain that it will serve its customers better through the dispensation of this new Currency Chest.”Mr. Rana Kapoor, MD & CEO, YES BANK said, “Launch of Currency Chest is an important organisational milestone. It is an important step in increasing efficiency of currency management for YES BANK and will result in ensuring availability of clean and genuine notes and coins for our valued customers.”YES BANK has also established more than 110 cash deposit machines across the country which is a self-service kiosk that enables deposit of cash directly into a YES BANK account. YES BANK has in the past also conducted several workshops on financial literacy, identification of fake currency, coin melas and personal finance for its customers.About YES BANK YES BANK, Indias fifth largest private sector Bank with a pan India presence across all 29 states and 7 Union Territories of India, headquartered in the Lower Parel Innovation District (LPID) of Mumbai, is the outcome of the professional and entrepreneurial commitment of its Founder Rana Kapoor and its top management team, to establish a high quality, customer-centric, service driven, private Indian Bank catering to the future businesses of India. (MORE) PRN TLS TLSadvertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoPochettino can sense stronger mentality from Spurs players

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Pochettino can sense stronger mentality from Spurs playersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he can sense a stronger mentality from his players this season.Pochettino believes his players need to adopt a strong mental toughness to add to their fluent passing football.”In the last four of five years we play so well, the people enjoy a lot watching us but we need in some moments to be, I don’t know if the word is naughty, but smart in how you compete and that we still miss. But we have the opportunity in the next few months to show we are capable to be more competitive,” he said.The Argentine feels his team have progressed considerably from the May 2016 league game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in which they lost a 2-0 lead and drew 2-2, which handed the 2015-16 title to Leicester.”We were nice kids playing football, now we are more mature, more competitive,” he said. “We will see if that is enough to win titles. We grow a lot in the last five years and I think this game was important to learn a lot.” last_img read more

18 days agoReal Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde: I’ll keep running until my legs burst

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde: I’ll keep running until my legs burstby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde was proud of his performance in victory over Granada.Valverde won great praise from coach Zinedine Zidane for his display.And the youngster stated: “I’m going to offer my thing, I’m an all round midfielder.”I have the fitness to press and whenever I can I’m going to do so, until I burst legs…” “This is the beginning, nothing more,” Valverde added. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Photo: Ohio State Debuted An Infographic Commemorating Every Win Of The Urban Meyer Era

first_imgUrban Meyer interacting with Ohio State football team.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 09: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes stands with his players before the game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Ohio Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Over the past three seasons under Urban Meyer, Ohio State has an impressive Big Ten regular season record of 24-0 and an overall record of 38-3. The Buckeyes were banned from the post-season in 2012 and lost the Big Ten title game and Orange Bowl to finish 12-2 in 2013. They finally struck gold on their third try by finishing 14-1 and winning this year’s College Football Playoff National Championship. Earlier tonight, the program put out an infographic recognizing all 38 victories of the Meyer era. It might take some time to adjust your eyes to it, but it’s definitely well-executed.Braxton Miller. J.T. Barrett. Carlos Hyde. Ryan Shazier. Bradley Roby. Devin Smith. There’s a lot of talent on that thing, and enough returning in Columbus to guarantee a lot more wins in 2015.last_img read more

Report: Tennessee’s Marquez North Not Enrolled In Classes For Spring Semester

first_imgMarquez North of Tennessee Injured.Marquez North Tennessee Injury RumorMarquez North did not live up to expectations as a junior, catching only six passes in seven games this season, but he still may have played his last game in Knoxville. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, Tennessee spokesman Ryan Robinson confirmed that North is not enrolled at UT this semester. While it has not been confirmed that he will test the NFL Draft waters, one would assume that is the move for North now. Beat writer Dustin Dopirak shared more on Friday.… Obviously, others have reported that North has hired an agent and entered the draft. We have not been able to confirm that.— Dustin Dopirak (@TennesseeBeat) January 15, 2016Tennessee athletics has said repeatedly all this week that it does not know North’s plans.— Dustin Dopirak (@TennesseeBeat) January 15, 2016His high school coach, Mike Palmieri, told me last night he hadn’t heard anything about North leaving.— Dustin Dopirak (@TennesseeBeat) January 15, 2016But right now, the one thing we can say definitively is that North is not enrolled for the spring semester.— Dustin Dopirak (@TennesseeBeat) January 15, 2016One more note on North, just so you guys know I’m trying. The NFL doesn’t release the names of underclass draft entrants for another week…— Dustin Dopirak (@TennesseeBeat) January 15, 2016… and it won’t confirm or deny any players who have declared before that time.— Dustin Dopirak (@TennesseeBeat) January 15, 2016North’s apparent decision to leave college is a strange one. He does have the size to be a big target at that level—he’s listed at 6-foot-3, 229 pounds—but the production wasn’t anywhere near what was expected out of him. We should know more about this situation in the coming days.[KnoxNews.com]last_img read more

Man clobbered to death with stone

first_imgNew Delhi: A man was beaten to death with stone in Sangam Vihar area in South Delhi. Police claimed that the accused then chopped his body and dumped it in the forest areas.Police identified the accused as Akash, a resident of Sangam Vihar area. “On 7 March around 2 am they received credible information about the murder case in the forested areas of street number 12 in Shooting Range road,” said police sources. They further added that the team nabbed the accused from Sangam Vihar and during questioning he claimed that he had killed one Saroj who lives in F2 block (Sangam Vihar) by beating him with stone. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsPolice further stated that after killing he disposed of the body into pieces and hide it inside the pit in the forested areas. The staff took the accused to forest and started searching. “There were marks of dragging and the blood stain on the ground. Later the accused pointed through the weapon of offence “stone”, said police sources adding that the accused told them that after killing he dragged the body of the Saroj. Moving further police team found that there were fresh mud and stone inside the pit. “After removing mud and stone a sack was found containing the body pieces including the head, legs,” police said. Police further claimed that the accused had some personal enmity with the deceased. “Three years ago he was beaten up by the deceased and to take revenge of that incident he hatched the murder plan,” police said. A case under sections 302 and 201 of IPC registered.last_img read more

CILANTRO RUBBED ROAST CHICKEN

first_imgIngredients Chicken Breast 250 g Vegetables 80 g Lyonnaise Potato 80 g Strawberry & Grapes Emulsion 30 ml Fresh Coriander 20 g Chopped Parsley 5 g Olive Oil 10 ml Chopped Garlic 10 g Salt to taste Crushed Black Pepper 2 g Also Read – PUMPKIN MASH, TAMATAR RASSAPreparation Marinate the chicken breast with fresh coriander and garlic paste; add seasoning, keep aside for 30 minutes. Grill the chicken breast, vegetables and lyonnaise potato. Now, arrange the grilled chicken breast on a plate with grilled vegeables and lyonnaise potatoes. Pour strawberry and grapes emulsion, garnish with sprig of parsley or herb. (Courtesy: Chef Aashish Joshi, Jaypee Siddharth, New Delhi)last_img

Congress to come up with Delhi specificmanifesto

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Congress’s Delhi unit will come out with a separate election manifesto for the national capital focusing on issues faced by unauthorised colony residents, the issue of sealing and pollution, a party spokesperson said on Tuesday. The manifesto will be released soon after the announcement of party candidates, said Delhi Congress spokesperson Jitender Kochar . “The manifesto will focus on areas like unauthorised colonies, pollution, sealing, among others, that have been crucial for Delhi,” he told reporters. The Congress last week released its Lok Sabha election manifesto “Ham Nibhayenge” (we will deliver), covering all sections of the society and promising Rs 72,000 per annum to the poorest 20 per cent of the country. Delhi Congress President Sheila Dikshit met party councilors of the three municipal corporations in the city and called upon them to take the manifesto to people in door to door campaign.last_img read more

We need to catch momentum now Ashwin

first_imgNew Delhi: After succumbing to a five-wicket loss to Delhi Capitals on Saturday, Kings XI Punjab captain R. Ashwin said his team needs to catch momentum and come back on the winning track in the remaining games of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season. “This tournament is all about stringing wins together and we need to catch the momentum now,” Ashwin said after Punjab succumbed to their third loss in the last four games. Put in to bat first on a slow Feroz Shah Kotla pitch, swashbuckling West Indies opener Chris Gayle smacked 37-ball 69 as the Punjab-based franchise posted 163/7 in their stipulated quota of 20 overs. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh However, Delhi, who have had a poor record at the home ground in the ongoing IPL, chased down the target riding on the half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan (56) and Shreyas Iyer (58*), with two balls to spare. Ashwin said the total put up by his team was “just below par” because of the dew. “It was quite hard to grip the ball for the spinners. We lost too many wickets in the middle despite Gayle playing a brilliant knock,” he said. He also rued the fact that spinner Mujeeb ur Rehman had to sit out because of an injury. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “Someone like Mujeeb is a very important player for us. It happened last year as well, he got a soft tissue injury. It was quite disappointing from that angle,” the off-spinner said. “But having said we have enough talent to back him up but unfortunately we didn’t have enough runs on the board today. We were giving away one or two soft boundaries and we need to be tight there. If we had 12-13 in the last over, we would have fancied ourselves,” he added. With five wins from 10 games, Kings XI are currently placed at the fourth spot in the points table. They will next face bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Wednesday.last_img read more