RSF condemns Trump’s revocation of Washington Post’s press credentials

first_img Receive email alerts Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says United StatesAmericas PredatorsFreedom of expression Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) strongly condemns Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s decision to revoke The Washington Post’s press credentials and sees it as a serious violation of freedom of the press. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United States Help by sharing this information News News News June 7, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas PredatorsFreedom of expression to go further News Donald Trump, the Republican party nominee for the 2016 United States Presidential election, proclaimed this afternoon on Facebook and Twitter that “based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post.” Trump himself indicated that the decision came after he disagreed with a Washington Post article with the headline “Donald Trump seems to connect President Obama to Orlando Shooting.” “RSF strongly and unequivocally condemns this latest act of hostility toward the press as a serious violation of press freedom,” said Delphine Halgand, RSF USA’s Director. “How, in the country of the First Amendment, can the Republican party’s nominee for President justify revoking press credentials for one of the country’s major newspapers?” Marty Baron, Executive Editor of The Washington Post, responded to Trump’s decision in a comment: “[this] is nothing less than a repudiation of the role of a free and independent press. When coverage doesn’t correspond to what the candidate wants it to be, then a news organization is banished. The Post will continue to cover Donald Trump as it has all along – honorably, honestly, accurately, energetically, and unflinchingly. We’re proud of our coverage, and we’re going to keep at it.” RSF could not agree with him more. This is the latest incident where Donald Trump and his campaign have made clear his disregard for freedom of the press. Previously, Donald Trump’s team has restricted media access to campaign events, he has insulted and bullied reporters who portray him negatively or ask him tough questions, and refused to participate in a republican debate because FoxNews refused to remove its reporter Megyn Kelly as a moderator. Trump’s actions during the run up to the 2016 presidential election mark an alarming trend of curtailing freedom of the press in the United States. The U.S. ranks 41 out of 180 countries on RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 14, 2016 – Updated on June 17, 2016 RSF condemns Trump’s revocation of Washington Post’s press credentials June 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Health leaders warning states to prepare for maximum hospital capacity

first_img Pinterest Health leaders warning states to prepare for maximum hospital capacity Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNews Twitter Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp By Network Indiana – December 2, 2020 0 237 Google+ Facebook Previous articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana schedule; week of Dec. 7thNext articleBears In The Air will have a virtual kickoff Friday with the South Bend International Airport Network Indiana (Photo supplied/ABC 57) If you have to go to the hospital, you can probably get a bed. But, it may not stay that way. Indiana is the second highest in the country, per capita, for hospitalizations. The White House Coronavirus Task Force warned all states this week that many more people may end up crowding hospitals after the Thanksgiving holiday effect on coronavirus becomes apparent.“The national daily COVID incidence after Memorial Day, but before the summer surge, was fewer than 25,000 new cases/day and is now more than 180,000 new cases/day; COVID inpatients then were fewer than 30,000 but are now more than 90,000; fatalities have more than doubled,” said the report.“We are in a very dangerous place due to the current, extremely high COVID baseline and limited hospital capacity; a further post-Thanksgiving surge will compromise COVID patient care, as well as medical care overall.”This week just under one quarter of the state’s ICU beds were available. About 45 percent of the beds were in use by COVID patients, said the Indiana Dept. of Health website.The Coronavirus Task Force, is asking public health authrotities, like state health officers, to bypass whatever the state is doing, if it is not strong enough.“If state and local policies do not reflect the seriousness of the current situation, all public health officials must alert the state population directly,” said the report.Indiana has a state-wide mask mandate, and is asking counties to enforce limits on gatherings and restaurant capacity, based on the county needs.“It must be made clear that if you are over 65 or have significant health conditions, you should not enter any indoor public spaces where anyone is unmasked due to the immediate risk to your health; you should have groceries and medications delivered,” advised the report.Dr. Deborah Birx advised anyone who traveled for Thanksgiving and who had a gathering with anyone beyond their immediate family, to assume they have been infected.last_img read more

Shorenstein Center announces fall 2015 fellows

first_img Read Full Story The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School is pleased to announce the appointment of their fall 2015 fellows.“This fall’s fellows are exceptional for their experience and knowledge. Bob Schieffer is one of America’s most honored and respected journalists, while David Ensor, Marie Sanz, and Paul Wood are each deeply informed about international issues of keen interest to Kennedy School students and faculty. We’re excited to have the four of them with us in the months ahead,” said Professor Thomas E. Patterson, the center’s acting director.Bob Schieffer has been a reporter for more than half a century and was a part of CBS News for 46 years. Schieffer anchored the Saturday edition of the “CBS Evening News” for 23 years, became the network’s chief Washington correspondent in 1982 and was named the anchor and moderator of “Face the Nation” in 1991.David Ensor is the former director of Voice of America, the official external broadcast institution of the U.S. Government, which provides multimedia programming to international audiences.Marie Sanz is currently the bureau chief of Agence France Presse (AFP) in Lima, Peru, covering also Chile and Bolivia. Over her 25-year career as a foreign correspondent for AFP, she has reported at length from Latin America, Africa, the United States and Europe.Paul Wood is a BBC foreign correspondent, most recently based in Beirut. For the past four years he has covered the Syrian uprising, making a number of trips across the border from Lebanon and Turkey, often covert.last_img read more