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Tshisekedi urged to reopen TV channel shut down last weekend

first_img Crédit : RTVS1 July 3, 2019 Tshisekedi urged to reopen TV channel shut down last weekend News Organisation Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Media independence Freedom of expression Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma News The signal of Radio Télévision par Satellite (RTVS1) was disconnected during the day on 29 June as it was broadcasting a programme in which guests were calling for participation in a demonstration banned by the authorities. The channel is owned by Adolphe Muzito, one of the leaders of the opposition to Tshisekedi.“This outright act of censorship is a complete contradiction of the new president’s promises to respect press freedom,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “Abuses against Congolese journalists and media outlets are down since the start of the year. We urge the new administration not to return to the past by using the censorship methods employed under Joseph Kabila’s regime.”During his inaugural address on 24 January, President Tshisekedi said he wanted to turn the media into a “real fourth estate” and on World Press Freedom Day (3 May), he pledged to turn the media into “one of the key motors of the rule of law.”In a joint letter to Tshisekedi in early May, RSF and JED recommended five concrete measures that he should take to keep these promises. They included an end to arrests of journalists and to arbitrary closures of media outlets, and an overhaul of repressive legislation that criminalizes journalism in the DRC.Ranked 154th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, the DRC is the sub-Saharan country where RSF registered the most cases of press freedom obstruction in 2018.Read attached the press release of Journalist in Danger, RSF’s partner organization : Receive email alerts Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and its Congolese partner, Journalist in Danger (JED), condemn last weekend’s arbitrary closure of an opposition TV channel in Kinshasa, the first closure of this kind under President Félix Tshisekedi, and urge the new president to refrain from using his predecessor’s censorship methods. News to go further Related documents rd_congo.pdfPDF – 216.1 KB Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Media independence Freedom of expression Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders RSF_en News February 18, 2021 Find out more February 24, 2021 Find out more February 16, 2021 Find out more Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarianlast_img read more

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Resting Place.

first_img “Fill the birdbath up with clean sand and soil or clay, and level it off,” says Paul Thomas, an Extension Service floriculturist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Then, gently fill the birdbath with water until it just glistens on the surface of the sand.” Butterfly Fun With Fruit Once the fruit has rotted or dried, he says, just remove it. “Another fun thing you can do is put pieces of fruit, old or fresh, on top of the sand,” he says. “Pieces of old watermelons, cantaloupes, bananas, apples and pears attract butterflies like magnets.” More on Butterfly Garden: Butterflies need water. They also like places to rest and warm up, says a University of Georgia gardening expert. And you can do some things to enhance your butterfly garden.center_img Plan a Butterfly Garden Best Butterfly Plants Forages and Attractors Attracting Hummingbirds Butterfly Photo Gallery Butterflies love wet sand in a sunny spot, Thomas says. You’ll need to replenish the water often, though, on hot days. “Don’t be overly concerned by the bees and other insects that also visit the fruit,” he says. “It is all a part of nature and worthy of being observed.”last_img read more

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Dodgers’ Max Muncy persevering through a rough final month

first_imgKELLY STATUSAfter saying Tuesday that reliever Joe Kelly would “hopefully” pitch in a game on Thursday, Roberts said Wednesday that Kelly is tentatively scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday and probably won’t pitch in a game until Sunday, the final day of the regular season.Kelly has not pitched since Wednesday of last week and has only faced seven batters in the past two weeks. The Dodgers have offered no explanation for Kelly’s downtime other than Roberts saying it is “an overall-body situation.”“His body is responding well,” Roberts said. When prompted on what it was responding to, Roberts only said, “Rest and treatment.”If Kelly pitches just once more this season, that will have to be enough to assuage any concerns the Dodgers have before setting their postseason roster for the first round. Roberts said he remains confident Kelly will be ready to not only pitch in the postseason but handle whatever workload the Dodgers need from him.“I think one part of it is his confidence. He’s done it before,” Roberts said. “I’ve talked to Joe and he could pitch right now. But I think managing Joe so we could look out over the next four weeks and make sure he can manage the workload that is coming – when a player talks about that, you’ve got to listen. I’m all ears and we’re in lockstep.”HILL PLANLeft-hander Rich Hill reported no problems with his injured knee (or flexor tendon) a day after pitching two scoreless innings against the Padres. Hill will throw a bullpen session in the next day or two then start against the Giants on Sunday. He is expected to pitch three innings Sunday, his final chance to make his case for the postseason.If it is decided Hill is not ready to pitch in the NL Division Series, Roberts held out the possibility that he could join the rotation for the NLCS if the Dodgers advance.“Absolutely,” Roberts said. “The goal is to have him on the DS but Richie … is not going to want to be a part of something if he feels he can’t perform up to his ability.“Regardless if it works or if it doesn’t – our goal obviously is for it to work out – but if it doesn’t certainly we’re not going to punt on the season for him and the CS would then be the next option.”UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Clayton Kershaw, 15-6, 3.15 ERA) at Padres (LHP Joey Lucchesi, 10-9, 4.28 ERA), Thursday, 12:40 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AM “It’s been very difficult,” Muncy acknowledged, admitting there is still pain in his healing wrist. “I feel like over this stretch coming back from the wrist the swing felt good but there were a couple little things which were off mechanically which was messing with my timing – which just kind of happens. Not only does it happen but it was against some of the better pitchers in the league.“You obviously want to get things right. But sometimes you just have to realize, you know, you’re not supposed to get hits off those guys. For me, that’s hard to just accept. So you start diving into it and you get to a point where you finally start feeling good. Then the quad pops up and you’ve got a couple more days off. It felt like there was a little bit of a scuffle in there, but we’re slowly getting back into it.”Muncy took some more abuse in his first plate appearance Wednesday, getting hit in the foot by a pitch. It was the eighth time this season Muncy has been hit by a pitch – half of them against the Padres.Despite the physical ordeal, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Muncy is “actually right where we need him to be” heading into the postseason.“I think it’s a hard gauge when you come off the IL for a week and you’re facing Syndergaard and deGrom and Wheeler,” Roberts said. “Munce is going to be fine. I think he’s looking over the ball well. Just his presence, as we’ve talked about, in the lineup impacts our club.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img SAN DIEGO — The past month has not been easy for Max Muncy.He took a 95-mph fastball off his right wrist on Aug. 28, suffering a slight fracture. He returned to action just 16 days later but found himself running a pitching gauntlet – the starters in his first four games back were Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Zack Wheeler and Blake Snell.Not surprisingly, Muncy went 1 for his first 15 with six strikeouts in his first four games after returning. Things were looking up in his next two games when he went 3 for 10 with a pair of doubles – then he missed two games with a minor quadriceps injury in his left leg.He returned from that Tuesday and hit the first grand slam of his career – then had to step in against Padres reliever Matt Strahm. It was Strahm who broke Muncy’s wrist with that pitch last month. He uncorked a high fastball that had Muncy shaking his head and later admitting he stood “two feet farther away” from the plate than normal while striking out.last_img read more

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