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

The Fans Have Spoken! Your Top 10 Stephen Sondheim Greatest Musicals

first_imgFollies (Photo: Matthew Murphy & Joan Marcus) Assassins Merrily We Roll Along Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention puh-lease? Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim is currently ruling the New York stage: Sunday in the Park with George just celebrated a super-starry opening. Sweeney Todd is poised to open off-Broadway on March 1. As announced, Assassins will kick off Encores’ Off-Center season. All three of those Sondheim musicals made this week’s top 10. It’s a wonderful time to catch Sondheim’s beloved works live, whether you’re seeing them for the first time or have been eager to see your favorite Sondheim story get retold. But which Sondheim musical is the greatest of all? Take a look at your top 10 to find out! A Little Night Music A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Sweeney Todd Passion View Comments Company Into the Woods Sunday in the Park with Georgelast_img read more

UC Irvine looks to extend streak vs CSUN

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditUC Irvine (18-10, 10-2) vs. Cal State Northridge (11-16, 6-5)Matadome, Northridge, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: UC Irvine looks for its 11th straight win in the head-to-head series over Cal State Northridge. UC Irvine has won by an average of 15 points in its last 10 wins over the Matadors. Cal State Northridge’s last win in the series came on Feb. 22, 2014, an 81-75 win. UC Irvine looks to extend streak vs CSUN STEPPING UP: Cal State Northridge’s Lamine Diane has averaged 22.6 points and 8.7 rebounds while Terrell Gomez has put up 20.3 points. For the Anteaters, Collin Welp has averaged 13.5 points and 6.1 rebounds while Eyassu Worku has put up 12.3 points.RAMPING IT UP: The Matadors have scored 76.8 points per game and allowed 75.5 points per game in conference play so far. Those are both substantial improvements over the 69.7 points scored and 84.1 points allowed per game to non-conference foes.CLUTCH COLLIN: Welp has connected on 42.1 percent of the 76 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 4 of 12 over his last five games. He’s also made 84.9 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: UC Irvine is 0-6 when scoring fewer than 61 points and 18-4 when scoring at least 61.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Cal State Northridge is a perfect 5-0 when it turns the ball over six times or fewer. The Matadors are 6-16 when they record more than six turnovers. UC Irvine has created 10.8 turnovers per game in Big West play and 11.4 per game over its last five.DID YOU KNOW: The Cal State Northridge offense has recorded a turnover on only 16.3 percent of its possessions, which is the 27th-lowest rate in the country. The UC Irvine defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 17.4 percent of all possessions (ranked 296th among Division I teams). February 21, 2020center_img Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Syracuse tennis loses to Mississippi State, 4-1

first_img Published on January 28, 2017 at 6:33 pm Contact Kaci: [email protected] Syracuse (1-2) started the ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) Kickoff Weekend with a 4-1 loss to 23rd-ranked Mississippi State (2-0) in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Saturday afternoon.The Orange’s only win was by Miranda Ramirez in a singles match against MSU’s Madison Harrison. In doubles, SU’s Gabriela Knutson and Libi Mesh fell to the 5th-ranked Jasmine Lee and Lisa Marie Rioux. Lee (27th-ranked singles) and Rioux would go on to win singles matches against Knutson (99th-ranked singles) and Maria Tritou, respectively.Once MSU claimed two doubles wins – Lee and Rioux over Knutson and Mesh and Sara Lizariturry and Anastasia Rentouli over Nicole Mitchell and Tritou, the third was suspended.A similar scenario occurred during the singles matchups. The Bulldogs won five of the six first sets. Three of the five sets MSU was leading would be completed, all ending in favor of the Bulldogs.The other two the Bulldogs were leading would be suspended because the game was decided once MSU took a 4-1 lead, effectively ending all chances at a Syracuse comeback.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Sunday, the Orange will face Denver in the second day of the ITA Kickoff Weekend. The Pioneers lost to Michigan during Saturday’s matchup. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

No. 7 Oregon beats No. 11 Wisconsin 28-27 in Rose Bowl

first_img Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 2nd January, 2020 11:17 IST No. 7 Oregon Beats No. 11 Wisconsin 28-27 In Rose Bowl Justin Herbert scored his third rushing touchdown of the 106th Rose Bowl on a thrilling 30-yard run with 7:41 to play Wednesday night, and No. 7 Oregon held off No. 11 Wisconsin 28-27 to win its third straight trip to the Granddaddy of Them All. FOLLOW US COMMENT First Published: 2nd January, 2020 11:17 ISTcenter_img WATCH US LIVE Justin Herbert scored his third rushing touchdown of the 106th Rose Bowl on a thrilling 30-yard run with 7:41 to play Wednesday night, and No. 7 Oregon held off No. 11 Wisconsin 28-27 to win its third straight trip to the Granddaddy of Them All.Brady Breeze returned the first of his two fumble recoveries 31 yards for an early touchdown for the Ducks (12-2). Herbert then made his go-ahead rambling run on the next snap after Breeze’s second huge play, and Oregon capped its Pac-12 championship season with its 12th win in 13 games in yet another frenetic edition of this venerated bowl game.Aron Cruickshank returned an early kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown for the Big Ten runner-up Badgers (10-4). They lost in their fourth consecutive trip to Pasadena over the last 10 years.Herbert passed for just 138 yards without a touchdown in his collegiate finale. Instead, Oregon improbably relied on the legs of its 6-foot-6 quarterback to grind out the fourth Rose Bowl victory in school history.Herbert had only 10 rushing touchdowns in the first 41 starts of his career, but he turned into a big-play machine on the ground. After he scored on runs of 4 and 5 yards in the first half, he rambled through the defense for the go-ahead score in what’s sure to be the signature moment of the four-year starter’s career.Herbert eventually made a key 12-yard throw to Mycah Pittman for a first down with 1:51 to play, and his 28-yard throw to Juwan Johnson with 1:03 left allowed the Ducks to run out the clock.Jonathan Taylor rushed for 94 yards and Quintez Cephus caught seven passes for 59 yards and a score for Wisconsin, but quarterback Jack Coan’s offense couldn’t capitalize on its whopping advantages in time of possession (38:03-21:57) and total yards (322-204).CITRUS BOWLNO. 9 ALABAMA 35, NO. 17 MICHIGAN 16ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mac Jones threw three touchdown passes, Jerry Jeudy became the first Alabama player to top 200 receiving yards in a bowl game and the Crimson Tide beat Michigan 35-16 in the Citrus Bowl.Jones connected with Jeudy for an 85-yard score on Alabama’s first snap, and DeVonta Smith and Miller Forristall added touchdown grabs in the second half for the Crimson Tide (11-2), which trailed 16-14 at the break.Jeudy finished with six catches for 204 yards. His previous career high was 147 set last season against Missouri, and the Alabama bowl record had stood for more than a half-century — Ray Perkins had 178 yards against Nebraska in the 1967 Sugar Bowl.Jones — who took over as Alabama’s starter when Tua Tagovailoa was lost for the season with an injury in November — completed 16 of 25 passes for 327 yards. Najee Harris ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns for Alabama.Shea Patterson completed 17 of 37 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown for Michigan (9-4), which dropped its fourth consecutive bowl game. Quinn Nordin kicked three field goals for the Wolverines, including a school-record-tying 57-yarder to end the first half and give Michigan the lead.OUTBACK BOWLNO. 16 MINNESOTA 31, NO. 9 AUBURN 9TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Johnson had 12 receptions for 204 yards and two touchdowns to become Minnesota’s career receiving leader and help the Gophers beat Auburn in the Outback Bowl.Johnson broke Eric Decker’s school record for receiving yards on his second catch of the day and became Minnesota’s career leader for scoring receptions on a one-handed, 2-yard TD catch that put the Gophers (11-2) up 24-17 at halftime. His 73-yard catch-and-run put Minnesota head for good early in the fourth quarter.Minnesota finished with more than 10 wins for the first time since 1904. Auburn (9-4) concluded a season in which all four of its losses came against opponents ranked in the Top 25.Tanner Morgan completed 19 of 29 passes for 278 yards and the TDs to Johnson, who finished with 3,305 receiving yards and 33 TD catches in his career. Receiver Seth Green tossed a 1-yard touchdown pass to Bryce Witham on fourth-and-inches in the second quarter.Noah Igbinoghene returned a kickoff 96 yards for Auburn’s first touchdown.___More AP college football: Written By LIVE TVlast_img read more