Bulgarian reporter threatened over high-level corruption coverage

first_imgNews December 23, 2016 Bulgarian reporter threatened over high-level corruption coverage Dimitar Stoyanov / DR News December 2, 2020 Find out more March 10, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Bulgaria February 11, 2021 Find out more BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentEconomic pressure News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentEconomic pressure Receive email alerts Bulgaria’s general election: RSF publishes 10 proposals to rescue press freedom RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Bulgarian authorities to protect Dimitar Stoyanov, a journalist with the Sofia-based news website Bivol, and to provide a progress report on their investigation into the grave threats he has been getting for the past year.Stoyanov and the other journalists at Bivol (Bivol.bg) have published several major investigative reports in recent months about alleged corruption, embezzlement of public funds and links between Bulgarian government officials and criminal groups. However, the officials and oligarchs mentioned in these reports have been subjecting them to various kinds of harassment and intimidation with the aim of dissuading them from continuing their work.A police investigation was opened into the grave threats Stoyanov has been receiving for more than a year, but he has not been told anything about the investigation’s findings. The threats have meanwhile grown steadily in intensity.On 13 December, Stoyanov even received a summons to report to the police in Troyan (120 km east of Sofia) for questioning in connection with his story about the unexplained wealth acquired by Momchil Mondeshki, a lawyer implicated along with high-level politicians and judges in the so-called “Yanevagate” case of influence trafficking.“We offer our full support to Bivol’s staff, who are the victims of an unprecedented campaign of harassment by the oligarchs and officials they have covered, and we request protective measures for Dimitar Stoyanov,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk.Bivol’s journalists are well respected and, because the quality if its investigative reporting, one of its editors, Atanas Chobanov, was recently elected to the steering committee of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), an international investigative reporting platform.Bulgaria is ranked 106th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index, the lowest position of any European Union member. Bulgaria: RSF condemns refusal to investigate reporter’s violent arrest Organisation News to go further Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Plea In Madras High Court Against Condition Requiring Candidate To Possess 2-Year LLM For Ph.D Application At TNDALU

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea In Madras High Court Against Condition Requiring Candidate To Possess 2-Year LLM For Ph.D Application At TNDALU LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 May 2021 12:14 AMShare This – xA petition has been moved in the Madras High Court challenging a stipulation in the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University Ph.D Regulations, 2020 (Ph.D Regulations) permitting only post graduates with a ‘Two Years Master’s Degree in law to apply for a Ph.D.The matter was taken up by a Division Bench of Justices Anita Sumanth and Senthil Kumar Ramamoorthy on Thursday where it was admitted. In the meanwhile, the petitioner has been permitted toAdvertisement apply for a Ph.D at the University.The petition by Suganya Jeba Sarojini, through Advocates M. Nirmalkumar, Adeeb Mohammed and T. Arivoli challenges the Ph.D Regulations in so far as it permits only Post Graduates with a “Two Years Master’s Degree in law” to apply. Terming it as unreasonable and violative of Article 14 of the Constitution, the petitioner contends that in effect, the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University by its Ph.D Regulations has invalidated a valid Masters degree for the purpose of admission to Ph.D programme.Advertisement It is averred that the stipulation classifies post graduates with a valid full time Master’s Degree into those ‘possessing a Two Year Master’s degree in Law’ and ‘others’ for the purpose of Ph.D admissions, which is violative of the right to equality.Additionally, taking into account the fact that most universities in the country have have replaced their Two-Year LL.M. Programmes with the One-Year Programme following the UGC Guidelines of 2012, it is stated that the Tamil Nadu Br Ambedkar Law University has arbitrarily and unreasonably prevented candidates possessing a valid Master’s Degree from applying for Ph.D admissions.Advertisement Advertisement Apart from this, it is contended that the distinction drawn between persons holding the Two Year and One Year Master’s Degree is without real and substantial distinction, opposed to principles of administrative jurisprudence.While permission to apply for a Ph.D in law at the University was one of the interim prayers, the petitioner has sought that the Court declare the condition in the Regulations as ultra vires the Constitution.TagsTamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University #Madras High Court Justice Senthilumar Ramamoorthy Justice Dr Anita Sumanth M.Phil and Ph.D Programmes Law Education Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Business round up: Hotpoint secures jobs

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Business round up: Hotpoint secures jobsOn 24 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. A £18.5m investment in production facilities by Britain’s largest washing machine brand Hotpoint, has secured 1,000 jobs in north Wales. The money, which is being provided by Hotpoint’s parent company General Domestic Appliances Ltd (GDA), will go towards the development of an advanced range of washing machines, at the Kinmel Park site near Bodelwyddan. GDA group managing director Graham White said, “We looked at siting the facility in Hungary but Britain offered us a number of advantages such as the manufacturing location and a skilled workforce.”Whitbread to sell pubsThe hotels and restaurant group Whitbread is to sell its 3,000 pubs and concentrate on its core leisure businesses, which include Marriott hotels, the Beefeater restaurant chain and David Lloyd sports clubs. The move comes after the sale of its brewing interests to Belgian company Interbrew this year.Arcadia closes outletsUK retail chain Arcadia, which includes the Top Shop, Burton and Warehouse brands, last week announced it had identified 455 outlets for disposal as part of its wide-ranging restructuring programme. The move is likely to result in a significant number of job losses throughout the group. The announcement came as the company reported a pre-tax loss for the full year of £8.5m. www.news.bbc.co.uk Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Floyd Mayweather to face Andre Berto on 12 September

first_imgThe boxing world have now found out Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent’s identity, Andre Berto after the undefeated boxing superstarconfirmed when the fight will take place.   Mayweather announced on his official Twitter on Tuesday that Sept. 12 will be when he steps back into the ring:Mayweather insisted on the post-fight broadcast immediately after his May 2 win over Manny Pacquiao that his next fight would be the last of his career: “My last fight is in September, then it’s time for me to hang it up. You know, I’m almost 40 years old now, I’ve been in the sport 19 years, I’ve been world champion for 18 years, and I’m truly, truly thankful and I’m blessed.”As far as whom Mayweather will fight, it’s also been confirmed to be Andre Berto as TMZ Sports reported in July. There’s also the mystery of how fans will be able to watch the fight. Mayweather’s bout on Sept. 12 will be his last under the terms of a six-fight contract with Showtime Sports—a subsidiary of CBS.Regardless of how Mayweather’s fight is broadcast and whom he is challenging, it’s always a huge event when he steps into the ring. The possibility that Sept. 12 could be his final match adds to the intrigue. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more