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Reporters Without Borders welcomes a supreme court ruling on newspaper law

first_img RSF calls for the release of South Korean journalist jailed for defamation June 30, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders welcomes a supreme court ruling on newspaper law RSF_en News November 19, 2020 Find out more News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia November 11, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders welcomed a South Korean supreme court decision which ruled as unconstitutional some articles of the law on the press and on media arbitration.”We expressed our fears after the adoption of this controversial law. We are reassured by the supreme court decision which is based on the crucial and absolute protection of press freedom,” the international press freedom organisation said.“We call on the deputies of the ruling party and the government to definitively withdraw the draconian articles in the law,” it added.On 29 June 2006, the constitutional court blocked the application of some measures in the Act Governing the Guarantee of Freedom and Functions of Newspapers which had been adopted by parliament on 1st January 2005. This verdict follows an appeal lodged by the leading conservative South Korean newspapers. The government announced on the same day that it would respect the verdict.The judges voted by seven to two that the law sought by the ruling Uri party was contrary to press freedom and business freedom, guaranteed by the constitution, in that they limited the market share a newspaper could obtain. “We don’t see any particular danger, because readers can freely decide which newspaper they want to read,” said the judges. Currently, the three conservative dailies, Chosun Ilbo, Dong-a Ilbo and JoongAng Ilbo account for more than 70 % of the written press market. Chosun Ilbo alone has 30 % of the readership.In the same way, parliament will have to amend an article of the law which banned newspaper owners from holding more than 50% of the shares in another print or electronic media.On the other hand, the supreme court confirmed the validity of the articles which oblige media to provide more transparent information about their financial activities and particularly on their revenue from advertising. The right of individuals to demand corrections in the press was also confirmed. In July 2005, Reporters Without Borders had said it was closely watching how the law on newspapers would be applied. The organisation particularly expressed reservations on the vague concept of the “social responsibility” of the media, included in Articles 4 and 5. Follow the news on South Korea Receive email alertscenter_img Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” to go further News Organisation South KoreaAsia – Pacific South KoreaAsia – Pacific August 18, 2020 Find out more News Help by sharing this information last_img read more

The Late Late Show will be LIVE from Limerick

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Print Previous articleBenoit Vibes | WeAreLimerick Episode 38Next articleUniversity of Limerick and Criminal Assets Bureau target proceeds of crime on new course Meghann Scully Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RTÉ have today announced that The Late Late Show is going on the road and will be broadcast from Limerick on Friday March 13th.Ryan Tubridy and The Late Late Show team are packing up and crossing West for what promises to be a spectacular show. In the weekend leading up to St Patrick’s Day 2020, Fáilte Ireland have inspired The Late Late Show to hit the road and discover this beautiful country of ours.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Late Late Show Live in Limerick will showcase the best and brightest of Irish talent, celebrate Irishness and community spirit, and be broadcast live from the University Concert Hall on Friday March 13th on RTÉ One.The upcoming show will mark the first time in Ireland that The Late Late Show has been broadcast outside of its studio in Donnybrook since an external broadcast from Wexford Opera House in 2008. In October 2018, The Late Late Show travelled to the UK and was broadcast from London.Host Ryan Tubridy said:”Since The Late Late Show came back in September, we have noticed an appetite with viewers for a celebration of Ireland, what’s great about this country of ours, the wonderful people, the positives…“The point of our upcoming trip to Limerick is that we are celebrating the best of Irish. Whatever walk of life you are in, whatever professional field you happen to be in, wherever it happens to be, we will be looking at you and saying ‘we think you are wonderful’.“In a world that tends to focus on the negative too much, we like to strive to buck that trend. Irish people love this island, The Late Late Show loves Ireland and we cannot wait to get this show on the road and head West.”Dr. Des Fitzgerald, President, University of Limerick, said: “We are all thrilled at the University of Limerick to be chosen as the venue for the first live outside broadcast of the RTÉ Late Late Show in Ireland in over a decade. Our University Concert Hall is the ideal venue to host Ryan Tubridy and a huge studio audience next month. We look forward to seeing the RTÉ trucks rolling onto campus on March 13th.”Applications to be in the audience at the University Concert Hall on Friday March 13th can be filled out here: www.rte.ie/latelatecenter_img Facebook Advertisement LimerickNewsThe Late Late Show will be LIVE from LimerickBy Meghann Scully – February 27, 2020 3216 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedLate Late showlimerickLimerick PostRyan Tubridy Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

The Yeti

first_imgUltra guru Jason Green brings a new vibe to the trail running scene.Jason Green has an infectious passion for running ultra long-distances in the mountains of Southwest Virginia and he’s spread that excitement from one corner of Appalachia to runners across the country, and beyond.The number of ultramarathons (marathons over 26 miles) has doubled over the past decade, according to Ultrarunning Magazine. Upwards of 1,200 races in 2014 were held and the trend looks to continue. Green connects Southwest Virginia to a network of ultra competitions, particularly with the 2011 creation of the Yeti Trail Runners.Jason Green lives in Atlanta and works for a craft brewing company, but he grew up in Bristol, Virginia. Like a lot of Appalachians who’ve moved outside the region, Green travels back to visit friends and family, “like fourteen times a year,” he said.Green ran cross-country in high school, but stopped after graduation and started to smoke cigarettes. A routine visit to the doctor’s office changed everything. While waiting, Green read an article about a “guy who ran 50 miles on trails.” Green said, the article “woke this thing that was deep down inside of me.” Green quit smoking and started to run again.Green at the finish lineGreen ran his first ultramarathon in Atlanta eleven years ago. Since then, he has tackled 80-plus ultras and created a unique running community.In 2011, Green founded the Yeti Trail Runners. The name’s origin is a product of fun happenstance.  Green drank an awesome craft beer, the Yeti Imperial Stout, and it “blew me away,” he said. Later, during an ultra race, near the finish on a steep uphill pull, “the hairiest man I’d ever seen blew by me like I was walking,” Green told me. “I’d been passed by a Yeti,” Green said he imagined at the time. The name stuck.Green began organizing races in Sweetwater Creek State Park, just outside Atlanta, that injected new vibes into the ultra scene.Angie Pace, a veteran marathoner from Utah, said she first heard in 2014 about the Sweetwater “Yeti Spaghetti.” The entry fee was “three craft beers,” Pace said. The fee piqued her interests because it was cheap and open to anyone.Green also organized the Yeti 7/11 Hour Endurance Run at Sweetwater, which is a four-mile loop with aid stations stocked with convenience store hot dogs, cookies, and candies.Green leads the Yetis with a mission to cultivate “strong relationships” between runners, communities, and parks that are friendly, beneficial, and fun.Green at finish line / PaceGreen said the organization fosters a “fun atmosphere” that “brings people together.” He said that “camaraderie” and a “come one, come all” attitude sets the Yeti Trail Runners apart. It’s less of a win or lose mentality, and more of an emphasis on “anyone can run it, no matter how fast or slow.”That “everybody is included” and races are “inviting” makes the Yeti experience different, Pace said. Green is a “cool guy” who has “built a community” that is low cost, accessible, and benefits the host location.The Yetis raise money for trail maintenance, fund college scholarships, and buy from local entrepreneurs in race areas.Green’s regular visits to Southwest Virginia turned into an opportunity to take long practice runs at his favorite spots. He ran the Virginia Creeper Trail, the Grayson Highlands State Park, the Channels State Forest, and various other trails in the area.Eventually, friends from Atlanta and elsewhere started to join Green in Southwest Virginia on trail runs.Following his mom’s advice, Green expanded the “running tour” that he had started beyond his favorite spots in Georgia and included Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee. Green drives Yetis to his favorite trails where they take jogs through some of the most scenic spots in Central Appalachia.Three years ago Green organized the inaugural Grayson Highlands 50K. The race is consistently sold out. Green said that runners have described it as the “most scenic” race they have ever run.The crown events for Green and the Yetis are those held on the Virginia Creeper Trail: the Dam Yeti 50-Miler/50K, and The Yeti 100 Mile Endurance Run, which is a Western States Endurance Run qualifying event.The Creeper is a 34-mile abandoned train line-turned National Recreational Trail that stretches across picturesque landscapes and links several small mountain communities from Whitetop to the county seat in Abingdon.Green initially spoke with the US Forest Service and the towns of Damascus and Abingdon about the prospects of a run. Green said, “Everyone was behind the race,” but some officials he spoke to could not understand why anyone would run 50 miles and speculated that people might die in the process.   The races sell out in five minutes. This year’s race drew participants from 32 states and as far away as Alaska, Seattle, and California. Ultra runners from Australia, Germany, and England came to Southwest Virginia to join the fun.Green’s enthusiasm for running is contagious. “He’s genuine,” said Andrea Webb, an ultrarunner from Wisconsin. “You can’t fake standing at a finish line for 13 hours and cheering on everyone who finishes.”last_img read more

Lakers can’t handle the Heat in L.A.

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> Well, it wasn’t the trouncing many anticipated the Lakers to endure. They actually had some Christmas cheer to enjoy against the Miami Heat.Just not enough at the end, and while they endure their second hibernation and rehabilitation of Kobe Bryant, they’re back to trying to find their way with what they have.Miami allowed the Lakers a taste of it but nothing more in the Heat’s 101-95 victory at Staples Center on Wednesday afternoon.“We played well, but we couldn’t make the stops and the right plays at the right time,” Lakers center Pau Gasol said. “We played well enough to have a chance and be right there, but we didn’t finish the way we would’ve liked to. They got a couple of offensive rebounds, and they’re a good team. We’re not quite there yet.” LeBron James and Dwyane Wade did their thing, Chris Bosh took over in the second quarter and the Heat did what they needed before James and Wade left the court after hugs and words with the Bryant, who was on the bench in street clothes as he faces at least another month of healing for his fractured left knee.Wade had 23 points, James had 19 points and eight assists and Bosh finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds as the Heat improved to 22-6.They were prohibitive favorites over the Lakers, who were given a boost at point guard with the return of Jordan Farmar, but they had no answers defensively when they needed them even after a spirited third-quarter rally, something they couldn’t muster in consecutive losses by a combined 46 points.“We definitely weren’t intimidated,” said Meeks, who hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 points. “I thought we played well. A couple breaks here and there we could have made it a game. It happens.“This is a confident team, this is a resilient team.” However intrepid the Lakers could be, and Young, Henry and Meeks took turns taking aim at the Heat, it’s not going to help when rookie Ryan Kelly is faced up with James in the fourth quarter. Layup and a foul was the result, for the record.Young, at times guarding and being guarded by James, made four 3-pointers and led the Lakers with 20 points. Henry had 14, but the Lakers shot only 41.8 percent and had 17 turnovers, five more than the Heat.Henry’s layup early in the fourth quarter gave the Lakers (13-16) an 81-79 lead. Young’s jumper with 8:25 left made it 83-83, but Wade scored on a feed from Norris Cole and Cole hit a 3-pointer to widen a gap that turned into an nine-point deficit with 3:24 to go.“Yeah, we’re disappointed, but at the same the last two games we were getting murdered and killed,” Young said. “To come back and fight like that, that’s a step forward.”Gasol, burned by Bosh for 13 points in the second period, struggled to 13 points but added 13 rebounds. Though the Lakers won the rebounding battle, 47-43, the Heat outscored the Lakers in the paint, 58-26, and they shot 51.3 percent from the field.“We need to build on the same intensity, effort and concentration we put into today and carry it into the next game,” Gasol said, “and don’t fall back into bad habits the last two games against Golden State and Phoenix.”The Heat brought their show to Los Angeles in the form of an off-the-backboard pass from Wade for a left-handed dunk by James in the first half.“I had no clue what I was going to do either,” Wade said. “When you have a guy that can jump the way he jumps and his ability to catch almost anything, it makes it easier for you to just say ‘All right.’ ”In the second half, Wade avoided a swipe by Farmar to dunk and as he hung suspended from the rim, he glanced at Farmar and shook his head as if to say, “You know better than that.”“LeBron’s playing out of his mind,” D’Antoni said before the game. “He gets better every year and it’s hard to say that. He’s just above everybody else.”Bryant, out with a fracture in his left knee, spent the entire game on the bench, coaching and prodding his teammates. He said before the game it’s tough to watch while he heals, but his resolve remains steadfast despite the criticism he hears.“It’s the same old tune,” Bryant said. “It’s just being sung a little more loudly now. Those types of things just help me lock in more than ever.“My spirits are fine. I think I feel more locked in now than I’ve been my entire career because of it. The spirits are fine, the focus is great, we’re just going to have to see what happens when I come back.”What will the Lakers need to be by then to remain competitive in the playoff race? They refuse to take the long view. They go on the road to face Utah on Friday, then return for four home games.“We’ll do our best,” Gasol said. “We’ll take it one game at a time. We can’t get too ahead of ourselves. “The main thing is understanding it takes effort, intensity, communication and teamwork to be successful.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The Lakers made their first point, that they were not about to be embarrassed on their own floor. They even made light of it.Coach Mike D’Antoni couldn’t help but laugh when it was pointed out that the Heat have a tendency to play down to their competition.“So you’re saying we have a chance?” D’Antoni said.Does taking the lead in the fourth quarter mean the Lakers had a chance against the NBA champions? What in the name of Swaggy P was going on?Nick Young applied his swag as much as he could, Xavier Henry and Jodie Meeks did their part, but in the end the Heat had their own championship cool to separate when it mattered most.last_img read more