Offbeat Media in the DRC: the NGO in danger journalist (JED) pulls the
A's extend win streak to 13 with 7-2 victory over Orioles
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Oakland Athletics were not deterred by a six-game losing streak to open the season. They were simply going to “Ride the Wave,” a mantra the team embraced to get past the adversity. Jed Lowrie hit a three-run homer and the Athletics won their 13th straight game, building a big lead early and beating the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 on a rainy Saturday night. “You just go out there and grind on it," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said about the challenging conditions. “Play as long as you can until someone says it's no longer playable.”This is the third-longest winning streak in Oakland history.
with our correspondent in Kinshasa,
Since the beginning of Félix Tshisekedi, a journalist in danger (JED) says he has already registered 228 cases of abuses on freedom of the press throughout the national territory. The NGO wants more action from the new power.
Hong Kong has fined a journalist for ticking a box. That shows the city's media freedoms are in jeopardy
On Wednesday, Hong Kong journalist Bao Choy won an award for her investigative work. The next day, that very same work saw her convicted of breaking the city's laws.In essence, Choy was prosecuted for ticking a box: She had used a government registry to trace license plates connected to a mob that had attacked pro-democracy protesters in a subway station in 2019.
It is a question of "fighting the impunity of identifiable people for most who are recruited in the security services and who are openly attacking journalists and who have never been worried," Tshivis Tshivuadi, the JED Secretary General. There is also today a phenomenon that is that of political activists who attack journalists. They are identifiable because they claim power ". The other challenge is to achieve the decriminalization of press offenses. Conscious of the way to go Before changing the law, professional organizations propose to go as quickly as possible to a moratorium. "This means getting from the Ministry of Justice that at the level of magistrates that there are measures that make freedom for journalists be the rule and really the exception," says Tshivis Tshivuadi.
For its part, Patrick Muyaya, the new Minister of Communication and Media, promised to get involved personally for more transparency. He promises, for example, his support for the vote of the Public Information Access Act."Today, in a society where the people are more demanding. He wants transparency, we have the obligation to make available to information. A timetable will be established to advance this, "promises the minister. All these questions may be deepened in the context of the general states of the press that are scheduled for this year. ►
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PARIS (AP) — The French government gave a medal Monday to a math teacher-volunteer fighter who used CPR to save the life of a jogger in a Paris park, a gesture that has drawn national attention to the importance of first aid training. The jogger’s wife, Paris-based Associated Press journalist Lori Hinnant, helped identify the anonymous rescuer by putting up thank-you signs in Monceau Park, where her husband Peter Sigal went into cardiac arrest on April 28.