Government urged to extend right to confidentiality of sources after two journalists charged

first_img Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more German BND Act: A missed opportunity for press freedom GermanyEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information News RSF_en Follow the news on Germany May 31, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU to go furthercenter_img Reporters Without Borders today urged the German authorities to extend the right to protection of sources to investigative journalists after freelancer Bruno Schirra and Johannes von Dohnanyi, the head of the foreign section of the Swiss weekly SonntagsBlick, were charged by the Potsdam prosecutor’s office on 15 March with “complicity in divulging a state secret.”Schirra is alleged to have divulged information contained in a confidential German police report about the Al-Qaeda network that was passed to him by Von Dohnanyi. The information was supposedly revealed in a report Schirra wrote for the political magazine Cicero. The two journalists are to be tried by a criminal court.The police searched the magazine’s offices five months after the article was published, thereby violating the right to confidentiality of information enshrined in articles 10 and 19 of the German constitution.Reporters Without Borders said it welcomed initiatives currently being undertaken by the Liberal Party and Green Party in the Bundestag with a view to introducing greater protection for journalists and their sources in the criminal code.The press freedom organisation firmly condemned the charges brought by the prosecutor’s office and its refusal to consider that the right to protection of sources applied in the case. The organisation urged the authorities to take account of the importance for the public of the information revealed, supporting the existence of links between Iran and one of Al-Qaeda’s leaders in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.Reporters Without Borders therefore called on the authorities to drop the proceedings against Schirra and Von Dohnanyi. The police raids and the charges were diverting attention from the fact that the leak seem to come from within a German government department and seemed designed to prevent journalists from using anonymous sources, the organisation added. Receive email alerts March 17, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government urged to extend right to confidentiality of sources after two journalists charged News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum GermanyEurope – Central Asia News News March 30, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Heart survivor: 14 stents and still going strong

first_img Cathie Brantley Steed was 16 years old when her dad, Joe Brantley, died of a heart attack.He had driven her to a piano lesson that afternoon and but didn’t feel well so he waited in the car. Neither had any idea that would be their last time together. Joe Brantley died that night. He was 58 years old. That was his fifth heart attack.“Heart disease runs in our family,” said Steed of Brundidge. “My mother, Catherine Brantley, had heart problems. My brother, Joel, had quadruple by-pass surgery about three years ago and is doing well.” Published 3:00 am Saturday, February 7, 2015 By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Allen: Pike probate office ‘out of marriage licensing business’ Rather than be forced to violate his religious beliefs by facilitating same-sex marriages, the Pike County Probate Judge said Friday… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Heart survivor: 14 stents and still going strong Latest Stories Email the author Sponsored Content Print Articlecenter_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Next UpSteed suffered a heart attack in 2000 and has peripheral artery disease, which is a common circulatory problem in which narrows arteries and reduces blood flow to the limbs. She has 14 stents that keep her arteries open and the blood flowing.And, like her brother, she is doing well.Although Steed lost her dad to heart disease and although she knew that heart disease can be heridity, she was not prepared when her time came. Book Nook to reopen “On March 15, 2000, I worked all day cleaning out flower beds at my business in order to get a head start on my preparations for spring,” Steed said. “As the day went on, I began to feel pressure in the center of my chest. But I dismissed it as indigestion, which I often had.”Steed said the pressure continued throughout the night but was better the next morning.“After I went to work, the pressure continued off and on into the third day,” she said. “My husband had been away on a business trip and, when he returned, he insisted that I see the doctor.”Steed’s doctor recognized the symptoms as a heart attack and sent her to the emergency room where it was confirmed that she was having a heart attack. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “I was sent to Baptist Medical Center South for catharizatoin and three stents,” Steed said. “The blockages I had were in minor arteries so I didn’t have to have surgery. But I was told that surgery would be a strong possibiltiy in about 10 years.”In a period of eight months, Steed was in the hospital nine times. Over the next four years she had a total of 14 stents placed in her heart.“I’ve not had any further problems other than an occasional bout with minor short term pressure that I treat with medication,” she said.Steed said she has been blessed that her heart condition can be treated with the placement of stents and medication.“The only problem with the stents is that scar tissue has formed on them,” she said. “But the replacement stents are now made of Teflon and scar tissue will not form on it.”Steed said she doesn’t let the fact that she has 14 stents placed in her heart worry her.“I don’t worry about what might happen,” she said. “I keep a check on my blood pressure and cholesterol, which is always low. I feel good and do what I want to do.”Steed said advancements in the treatment of heart disease that are now in place could have possibily saved her dad’s life. And she knows these advancements have made it possible for her do the things she enjoys even though she has peripheral artery disease.“By supporting the Pike County Chapter of the American Heart Association, we are funding research that has the potential to greatly reduced the number of deaths from heart disease through the awareness, prevention and treatment of the desease that is the number one killer of Americans,” she said.The Pike County Chapter AHA will sponsor the annual Pike County Heart Walk from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Troy Recreation Center. Everyone is invited to participate. Admission is free. There will be opprotuities for leisure and competitive walking and entertainment, food, fun and fellowship. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Local Gas Prices Continue To Fall

first_imgMGN ImageJAMESTOWN – Gas prices in the Jamestown area are continuing to fall thanks to decreased demand due to the COVID-19 outbreak.According to GasBuddy.com in Jamestown the average price for a gallon of petrol is $2.17.Area’s to the north the price is even lower. Dunkirk’s average price sits at $2.15, in Irving the price sits under a dollar at .99 cents a gallon.In parts of Salamanca, the price for a regular gallon of gas is only .68 cents. Even with crude oil selling at less than half of what it was in January, and even with a 75 to 80 cent tax advantage in Seneca territory it’s hard to believe this price could even be profitable.Because Seneca businesses are tax-exempt, stations in Salamanca that are selling for as low as 65 cents are still making a few cents profit, owners say. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Fridays on the Fly: Standing In A River Thinking

first_imgYou turn a corner and you see it: the perfect 100-yard rippling trout run. It flows from a barrel-rolling ripple into a maze of boulders misted with the bouncing current that drops into a swift plunge pool framed with eddies, slowing to a flat tail-out. Not a soul has been here in years, or so you like to think. This is why we have a fishing license, favorite fly, or volunteer to face the contempt of the spouse when you return four hours late due to “car trouble,” which they know is just a huge fishing story.For over a decade, I traveled the country, singing songs from dirty bars to country clubs to hip hidden brewpubs, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I became a two-tool troubadour: folk songs and angling. Recently I have written too many mediocre fishing songs that no one will ever get to hear. Come to think on it, I only can name a couple fishing songs that are worth even talking about.Scott LowNow I am getting older, and have had my first beautiful daughter. I knew I should be fishing and singing closer to my home in Rabun County, Georgia. We have gorgeous lakes and blue lines running down every mountainside with wild- and hatchery-supported fish. Television shows have covered our fishing. Books have been written. Now I love to hook a big largemouth or chase crappie on topwater as much as the next, but once I was given a Sage Discovery Fly Rod and hooked a 16” holdover Rainbow trout on the Upper Tallulah, my target was obvious.Now I have gathered too many rods and leaky waders. Thread, feathers, fur, and hooks are also entirely too plentiful. As I started fishing on the Tallulah and began noticing few fly fishermen, I began to seek out where they fished. I learned that the good fishing for the wading feather slinger seems to be a well-kept secret or you must leave Rabun to White county or cross into North Carolina. North Carolina has some great water protected as delayed harvest/catch and release streams or tucked away high above the corn slingers. Oh yes, Rabun has a delayed harvest on the mighty Chattooga, but it is serviced by South Carolina. And we do have a small but satisfying fly shop at Reeves. For a tourist town, it seems we are missing a usually well-to-do clientele of fly anglers.Rainbow TroutMy time touring this great country as a musician is less with two kids, a gorgeous wife, and a broken music industry. So, before the daughter came, we began looking for a house that we could pay off in 30 years. Twenty properties later we found a spot listed as “A Trout Fisherman’s Dream.” The previous owner had built the spot in 1978 and lived here until his passing a few years ago. In those few years, all his gardens and bird sanctuaries had become jungles of briars and poisonous things. But that water looked very “trout-y.” I had to find out.So one morning I ventured out and waded thru the weeds and overgrown trails down under the bridge. Within a minute, a large streak under the water came hurtling toward me and bumped my leg. It was too large for a fish in this creek, though my mind did immediately think catfish. After some days of pondering, I decided it was a muskrat who hadn’t seen a human in this water in a while. Although I did see evidence of some “fishing,” i.e. cans of corn and Busch Light, I started connecting with trout and horny heads immediately.As I reached the top of the property, I had held 13 trout and lost a few more. There is a small section I later learned from DNR, right above the property, that is grandfathered in as public access right on the road. While casting from the sliver of land between the road and creek, a huge splash hits upstream from me. I turn upstream and a huge deer is swimming down the creek towards this hole. She doesn’t care I am already fishing there and comes right through. No less than 20 seconds later, I hook the biggest fish of the day from under the deer’s path: a 15” brown trout on a cream mopfly.Big Ol’ BrownI rush home to the wife and tell her this is our future. My life of dim light bars and rickety stages may have to take a hiatus. I can see a future for the family. We can build a utopia. I mean, isn’t that what we all yearn for? Happiness, sustainability, community? I had found  a private trout stream with a campground, set on the creek with a stage for songs and a field for permaculture. I had chased my dream of singing songs to change your day for a long time—not knowing if these shows were for me or them. But now I see a place for all of us and for the art of fly fishing and conservation of our beautiful region and culture: Hatch Camp and Art Farm. Search for happiness. Fish for peace. Live for art and culture. We can try.Scott Low is a songwriter, fly fishing guide, and owner of Hatch Camp and Art Farm, a private Fly Fishing camp and guide service in Clayton, Georgia.last_img read more

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Kerry set for Sunday

first_imgThe Ulster side will be able to call on Tiernan McCann after his 8 week ban was quashed by the central hearings committee in the early hours of this morning.Analyst and former Mayo and Armagh footballer Billy Joe Padden says the situation won’t have effected the Kingdom’s thinking ahead of the game.last_img

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