US – #WeeklyAddress: September 3 – September 9: Trump accuses New York Times of “treason” for publishing anonymous op-ed

first_imgFry has since been arrested and charged with second-degree criminal mischief, though his motives remain unclear. According to Dallas CBS reporter MaryAnn Martinez, Fry was not targeting Fox News but ABC affiliate WFAA, which he has threatened in the past. As of late, the safety of American journalists has been repeatedly under threat, as seen by the most recent arrest of Robert Chain, the man responsible for sending numerous death threats to Boston Globe journalists. The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. September 10, 2018 US – #WeeklyAddress: September 3 – September 9: Trump accuses New York Times of “treason” for publishing anonymous op-ed United StatesAmericas Alex Jones berates CNN journalist before being banned from Twitter United StatesAmericas President Trump criticized NBC on Tuesday for how it handled reporter Ronan Farrow’s story on allegations against Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and suggested further scrutiny of the outlet’s media license.  Democratic Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel responded to Trump’s tweet, reminding the president that “this is not how it works.” Below her comments, Rosenworcel provided a link to the FCC’s rules on news licensing. Trump issued a similar threat against NBC and the legitimacy of its license in October 2017 on Twitter. Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of September 3 – September 9: WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists April 28, 2021 Find out more Early on September 6, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders criticized “the media’s wild obsession” with the unnamed “gutless loser” who wrote the anonymous New York Times op-ed and suggested people contact the newspaper for answers.  In her tweet, Sanders included the newspaper’s phone number. As of late, journalists have received an increasing number of threatening phone calls, especially those who work for the Times. Sanders concluded her remarks by describing the Times as “the only ones complicit in this deceitful act” and reiterating the administration’s support of the president. News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News Organisation Follow the news on United States A Texas driver, in an alleged show of frustration over his friend’s death in 2012, drove his truck into the building of a Fox News-affiliated Dallas TV station on September 5. According to police, the driver, Michael Fry, then left a stack of papers outside the station and handwritten notes reading, “They tryed to kill me. And they missed. And hit him. They have been trying to killing me for years now.” Fry’s notes were in reference to the shooting he had been involved in six years prior that left his friend, Roberto Hernandez, dead. Fry also yelled “High treason!” in front of the building’s shattered windows. Most of the station’s staff were evacuated from the building as it was unclear whether he intended to target reporters. Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF sayscenter_img RSF_en ANGELA WEISS / AFP Help by sharing this information “Infowars” host Alex Jones has been permanently banned from Twitter for heckling and insulting CNN journalist Oliver Darcy in between congressional hearings. As reporters waited to enter the House committee room where Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey would be testifying on September 5, Jones approached Darcy and proceeded to comment on the reporter’s physical appearance. Midway through his tirade, he even described Darcy as “a possum that crawled out of the rear end of a dead cow” and “the equivalent of like the Hitler Youth.” Jones posted the video to his website, “Infowars,” but received immediate backlash. In an official statement, Twitter said, “We took this action based on new reports of tweets and videos posted yesterday that violate our abusive behavior policy, in addition to the account’s previous violations.” Despite his claims of wrongful and biased censorship, Jones is facing multiple defamation lawsuits in relation to his claims that the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax and that victims were actually child actors. Jones’ hostile conduct comes at a time when verbal aggression against American journalists has become more commonplace. News to go further For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. June 3, 2021 Find out more President Trump accuses NYT of “treason” and cites “national security” concern in response to anonymous op-ed by senior White House official President Donald Trump, in response to the anonymous New York Times op-ed that describes a movement of “resistance” within the administration, issued a one-word tweet invoking the question of “treason” before elaborating on his criticisms of the article in another tweet on September 5. The article, written by an unnamed White House senior official, describes officials’ efforts to “thwart parts of [Trump’s] agenda” and accuses the president of behaving “in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic.”The next day, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also issued an official statement, denouncing The New York Times for publishing the “pathetic, reckless, and selfish op-ed” that she described as “just another example of the liberal media’s concerted effort to discredit the president.” On September 7, Trump reiterated his accusation of treason and called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to initiate a “national security” investigation to uncover the author’s identity. Although Trump has made numerous remarks about the credibility of news sources, his latest threat to the anonymous author raises alarms for those concerned about state censorship. President Trump criticizes NBC and questions legitimacy of its license Texas driver repeatedly crashes truck into Dallas TV station’s building June 7, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Press Secretary Sanders encourages supporters to call the NYT and ask for identity of anonymous op-ed author Newslast_img read more

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Majority of opinions worked against Jaspal Rana: Bhaichung Bhutia

first_imgNew Delhi: A lot of debate has gone into deciding the winners of the Dronacharya Award, former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia said on Sunday.The football legend was part of the 12-member committee that conducted meetings over two days in New Delhi to recommend names for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Awards, Dronacharya Awards and Dhyanchand Awards.There was particular criticism over the absence of shooting coach Jaspal Rana’s name from the list of recommendations for the Dronacharya Award and Bhutia said that while everyone in the committee acknowledged his achievements, the majority of the opinions did not work in Rana’s favour.”For the Arjuna and Dronacharya awards, achievements over a four-year period was taken into account. There was a lot of debate and discussion over Jaspal’s case. I personally feel that he was a great contender. This time it did not happen in terms of the majority opinion. With just three spots available, it was a very tough competition for the Dronacharya Awards,” Bhutia told IANS.Rana (43), a five-time Asian Games gold medallist shooter and an Arjuna awardee, is credited with grooming the likes of Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary and Anish Bhanwala.Many criticised the committee for not including Rana’s name in the list of recommendations for the Dronacharya Awards and this included Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra.”I can attribute much of my success to having wonderful coaches. @jaspalrana2806 has earned my respect as one of the best & it is disappointing to see him overlooked for the Dronacharya. Hope this gives his wards the impetus to train harder & prove the committee wrong at Tokyo 2020,” Bindra tweeted.The panel nominated Vimal Kumar (badminton), Sandeep Gupta (table tennis) and Mohinder Singh Dhillon (athletics) for the Dronacharya Award regular category while Mezban Patel (hockey), Ranbir Singh Khokar (kabaddi) and Sanjay Bhardwaj (cricket) were picked for the Dronacharya Award in the lifetime category.Bhutia admitted that the nature of the awards is such that it is bound to be unfair to many.”It’s a very difficult task — selecting the Arjuna and Dronacharya awardees. Because there are a lot of sports and they may have disciplines within them, like athletics. So in the end, it is bound to become unfair to someone or the other,” he said. IANS Also Read: All Stakeholders Need To Shun Egos And Work Together: Bhaichung BhutiaAlso Watch: Sutarkandi Land Port Scam: Former DC of Karimganj sent for two police remandlast_img read more

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