Belgian bill threatens investigative journalism

first_img RSF_en November 23, 2020 Find out more This view is shared by the General Association of Belgian Professional Journalists (AGJPB-AVBB), which wrote to Reynders on 14 August voicing concern about the bill’s impact on freedom of expression. Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Organisation BelgiumEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources CorruptionWhistleblowers News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive The government has said the bill would be amended before being resubmitted to the cabinet and parliament. August 20, 2019 Belgian bill threatens investigative journalism Didier Reynders, foreign affairs and defence minister / AFP Proposed by Didier Reynders, Belgium’s minister for foreign affairs and defence, the bill was hardly noticed when it was approved by the cabinet in early May. As it stands, it makes no exceptions although not everyone would face the same penalty. Under article 22 of the bill, journalists could be fined up to 5,000 euros while whistleblowers would face a possible five-year jail term. Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Belgian authorities to exempt journalists andwhistleblowers acting in the public interest from a proposed law under which divulgingclassified information would be punishable by up to five years in prison. December 2, 2020 Find out more In an opinion issued in late June, Belgium’s Council of State warned that the bill’s broad wording could violate jurisprudence on the right to information stemming from the European Convention on Human Rights. “In its current form, this bill could criminalize investigative journalism and threaten the Belgian public’s right to information,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “The government must restore a balance between press freedom and the protection of classified information or else Belgium’s ranking in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index could be affected.” to go further Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU BelgiumEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources CorruptionWhistleblowers June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belgium News Receive email alerts News Belgium is ranked ninth out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Newslast_img read more

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Hundreds of saplings to be planted around Limerick as part of…

first_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostNational Tree Week 2021 People’s ParkCastletroy Park Highfield, Ennis RoadBoro Field, Janesboro NewsCommunityEnvironmentLimerickHundreds of saplings to be planted around Limerick as part of National Tree WeekBy Sarah Carr – March 24, 2021 188 Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Sarsfield Park, Ennis RoadThe Demesne, Newcastle West Advertisement Linkedin Bourke Avenue, Lower Edward StreetFoynes Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Aherlow Close, CaherdavinAspen Gardens Photo by Madison Nickel on Unsplash FOUR hundred and seventy saplings are being planted across Limerick city and county by Limerick City and County Council to mark National Tree Week 2021.The trees, which are a mixture of native and common species will be planted over the coming weeks include: Alnus Glutinosa (Alder); Betula (Birch); Crataegus (Red Thorn); Malus Domestica (Crab Apple); Quercus Robur (Oak); Sorbus Aucuparia (Mountain Ash) and Tilia (Lime).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The trees will be planted in the following areas: Rostrevor Close, CaherdavinAbbeyfeale Park Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img Dromroe, RhebogueFaha View, Patrickswell WhatsApp Traditionally, Limerick City and County Council would have marked National Tree Week by distributing saplings to schools across the city and county for planting, however this has not been possible this year.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “Visiting schools around to plant and discuss the importance of trees to our environment as part of National Tree Week has always been an important job for the Mayor. While this is not possible at present, I am encouraging everyone during this week to understand the important role trees can play as part of actions to protect our environment and climate.”In addition to the planting of 470 saplings, Limerick City and County Council is hosting ‘The Beauty of Trees’ webinar with Mary Keenan.Mary has a degree in Horticulture and has a wealth of experience in the area.She was a lecturer in the Botanic Gardens before joining the Parks and Landscape Department of South Dublin County Council. She was President of The Tree Council of Ireland and later its Director.Mary was on the board of the Heritage Council for 10 years, runs Gash Gardens and since leaving South Dublin County Council, she is now the editor of the Irish Garden magazine. Mary is also a National TidyTowns adjudicator.‘The Beauty of Trees’ is taking place on Thursday 25 March 2021 at 8pm.Logon here to register.You will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleOn This Day: 2014 Hurlers prove too strong for Laois & the U21 footballers fall to Kerry in 11′Next articleKenny Privileged Ahead of World Cup Qualifying Opener Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Ted Russell ParkO’Brien Park Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter Facebook Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print Mayorstone QuarryCoolraine Heights, Old Cratloe Roadlast_img read more

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