To guarantee press freedom, Nepal must amend its new criminal code


first_imgSections 293, 294 and 295 criminalize publishing private information, recording conversations or taking pictures without permission. Under article 306.2, showing “disrespect” towards someone either directly or through satire is also punishable by up to three years in prison. Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story August 17, 2018 To guarantee press freedom, Nepal must amend its new criminal code NepalAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Nepalese authorities to amend several articles in the country’s new criminal code, which took effect today, because they limit the freedom to provide news and information in the public interest. News June 8, 2020 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill “We call on the Nepalese authorities to immediately rewrite these provisions because, in their current form, they would seem to constitute an unacceptable censorship tool,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. May 29, 2019 Find out more The preamble of Nepal’s 2015 constitution proclaims full freedom of the press, while article 19 prohibits censorship. Journalists are nonetheless often subjected to pressure from various authorities, as when the head of the supreme court tried to prevent the publication of any reports criticizing him. He was later removed. Nepal is ranked 106th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. “They must take account of the need to be able to gather news and information in the public interest. By leaving too much to the judge’s discretion, these articles could be used to criminalize all investigative journalism and criticism of public figures. If they are not amended quickly, Nepal is liable to fall sharply in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index.” Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage Help by sharing this information Nepal’s media industry has boomed since the monarchy’s overthrow a decade ago after a brutal civil war, spawning dozens of newspapers and TV news channels that have played a key role in the transition towards democracy (photo: Prakash Mathema / AFP). to go further Nepalese journalists could face up to three years in prison if they publish information that is deemed to be “confidential” under the new criminal code. Several of its articles relating to the protection of privacy pose a serious threat to journalistic practices. RSF_en Organisation Receive email alerts Follow the news on Nepal News News News May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Police Steak Out dinner


first_img Previous articleYouth summer camp registratonNext articleGUEST VIEW: Two judges in Virginia rebuke Special Counsel Mueller admin WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest Odessa Police DepartmentThe Odessa Police Athletic League will kick off Police Memorial Week with the annual steak dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.The dinner includes a rib eye steak, vegetables, a potato, a roll, drink and dessert.Tickets sold at the Odessa Police Department front desk will be $20 per person. Children 4 and under are free.For tickets, call Cpl. 432-335-3361 or 432-230-4068. By admin – May 10, 2018 Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Police Steak Out dinner Twitter Local Newslast_img read more

130M Americans Receive Coronavirus Relief Payments


first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Coronavirus Department of the Treasury HUD 2020-05-11 Mike Albanese Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Efforts to Reduce Risk of Transmission and Number of Coronavirus Cases  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / 130M Americans Receive Coronavirus Relief Payments Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 130M Americans Receive Coronavirus Relief Payments Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago May 11, 2020 1,169 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Coronavirus Department of the Treasury HUD The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced that 130 million Americans have received Economic Impact Payments, worth more than $218 billion. “This Administration has delivered Economic Impact Payments to Americans in record time,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “More payments are on their way as we continue to deliver this much-needed relief to the American people.”The Treasury expects to deliver more than 150 million Economic Impact Payments in total. A report by Redfin found that 75% of the nation’s renters could afford to pay a single month’s housing expenses with the max sum of $1,200, while only 50% of America’s homeowners could do the same. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the allocation of the third wave of CARES Act relief totaling $1 billion through its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. HUD has provided over $3 billion in CDBG funding to combat the effects of COVID-19. “Coronavirus has impacted our communities and populations in unprecedented ways, and while some begin to see a decline in reported cases, others continue to fight this invisible enemy aggressively,” said HUD Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson. “This funding will afford states the ability to respond to the unique circumstances they are facing—from reducing risk of transmission to regaining the sound footing of their economy. This is the third wave of funding the Department has provided to States, and we will continue to execute a detailed and swift response until the days of COVID-19 are behind us.”The $1 billion in CDBG funding will provide assistance for the following: Assistance for Low-Income Individuals, Elderly Persons, and Needy ChildrenFamilies and Entities Impacted by Economic and Housing Market DisruptionsRelief funding for places with high unemployment claims. In these locations and businesses may struggle more, renters may have more difficulty paying rent, and homeowners may have more difficulty paying their mortgage. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: National Flood Insurance Program Transition in Flux Next: Ginnie Mae Issues $63.81B in MBS About Author: Mike Albanese Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more