first_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Reports and statistics October 5, 2016 Turkey: “You cannot report the news under the state of emergency April 28, 2021 Find out more News ARTICLE 19 and other international organisations including Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released a report summarising findings from a three-day joint fact-finding mission to Istanbul, conducted on 31 August – 2 September 2016, six weeks after the Turkish government invoked a state of emergency in response to the failed coup attempt of 15 July 2016. Credit: AFP Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law RSF_en Organisation Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Follow the news on Turkey News News The coup attempt, in which nearly 250 people were killed, traumatised Turkish society. Had those behind the coup attempt not been defeated, the consequences for Turkey’s stability, prosperity and democratic development would have been dire. The government has the right and responsibility to bring those responsible for the coup attempt to account; and the imposition of a state of emergency may well be a legitimate response to a threat of this magnitude.However, the government is now abusing the state of emergency to severely restrict the right to freedom of expression and media freedom, to stifle criticism and limit the diversity of views, perspectives and opinions available in the public sphere within Turkey. Restrictions on the media are not a new phenomenon in Turkey, but in response to the failed coup, the breadth and scope of the crackdown on media freedom has intensified dramatically, with measures of an unprecedented scale now being justified on the grounds of ensuring stability.Media workers and other government critics are being arrested and harassed, and independent newspapers and broadcasters are being forced to close.During the first six weeks of the state of emergency, pursuant to the decrees outlined above, over 100 media outlets had been closed, leaving over 2,300 journalists and media workers without jobs. At least 89 journalists have been arrested, bringing the total number of media workers detained on official charges, believed to be related to their exercise of the right to freedom of expression, to 121. These numbers exclude countless other journalists who are currently in detention in police holding cells, or have been detained and released without charge during the state of emergency, as well those for whom detention warrants have been issued but have not yet been detained.At almost every meeting during the 3-day fact-finding mission, the delegation was alerted to new cases of detentions or arrests; with several interviewees stressing that it was impossible to gain an accurate figure of those detained, due to the speed of arrests and a lack of official information.Such measures have a disastrous chilling effect upon the free flow of information and ideas, depriving the population of the right to receive information about current events and to hold the government to account. Even those that have not been directly silenced by the state are forced into self-censorship, with only a handful of beleaguered independent outlets continuing to express alternative viewpoints. In this environment, the government is able to almost entirely dominate Turkey’s public discourse, while alternative viewpoints must be actively sought out.In parallel to the right of the media to seek and impart information and ideas, the right of the public to receive information about current events and the actions of the public authorities – including in a critical perspective – is of utmost importance in times of emergency and disarray.Please consider signing this petition, initiated by our partner PUNTO 24, calling for the release of the 121 journalists currently in jail in Turkey.Read our full report here Receive email alerts April 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Related documents foe-under-state-of-emergency-turkey-pub-final.pdfPDF – 4.94 MB TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Reports and statistics Help by sharing this information Reports Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img“We believe that PS5 games should take advantage of the new capabilities and features we’re bringing to the platform, including the features of DualSense wireless controller”Meaning, you’ll be able to still play PS4 games using the PS4 controller, but you won’t be able to play PS5 games on it. Simple enough.What PS4 accessories work with PS5?According to Sony, here’s what will work with the PS5:Specialty peripherals: Fight sticks, steering wheels and things of that nature will work with PS5 games.Sony’s Platinum and Gold Wireless Headsets, along with third-party headsets that plug into the USB port.The DualShock 4 and officially licensed third-party controllers will work with PS4 games, but not PS5.The VR controllers will all work with PS5.The PlayStation camera will also operate with the next-gen console. MORE: What you need to know about the DualSense controllerOn Aug. 3, Sony offered some clarification for the future of the DualShock 4 on the upcoming PS5. Will the DualShock 4 work with the PS5?The answer is — kind of.Sony announced that the PS4 first-controller will work with the PS5, but not on upcoming PS5 games. This makes sense, considering the all-new DualSense controller is going to add capabilities not currently possible with the DualShock line of controllers.From the PlayStation blog post: The more things change, the more they stay the same.With Sony — and gaming in general — there always seems to be a catch, right?. The PS5 was going to be fully backwards compatible, until it wasn’t. There was only going to be one model at launch, until there wasn’t. And you were going to be able to use all of your PS4 accessories — until you weren’t.last_img read more

first_imgA low-pressure system in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is showing signs of weakening, now with just a 20 percent chance of developing into a subtropical depression within the the next 24 hours, according to the National Hurricane Center.As of 3 p.m. Saturday, the system was moving slowly northward and was located about 400 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. It will likely encounter conditions that will make further development difficult, forecasters said.The next system that forms in the Atlantic would be named Tropical Storm or Hurricane Cristobal. The 2020 hurricane season officially begins June 1, although there have already been two named storms in the Atlantic, Arthur and Bertha. The weekend forecast for South Florida continues to call for partly sunny skies with a 20 to 30 percent chance of scattered showers through Sunday night.High temperatures in the mid- to high-80s are expected, with lows in the upper 70s, according to the weather service.However, the chance of showers and thunderstorms will increase to 50 percent as the week starts, the National Weather Service said.last_img read more

first_imgIt’s playoff time, for some teams, in Nelson Youth Soccer as the local roundball association gets ready to drop the curtain on another successful season on the pitch this weekend at the Lakeside Fields. In the U10 Girl’s Division Kootenay Lake Dental will attempt to complete the season undefeated as the squad takes to the pitch for a pair of games Saturday. Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports are eager to give Kootenay Lake Dental a boost heading into the doubleheader weekend with Team of the Week honours. The team includes, back row, L-R, Amreesa Bhabra, Zoe Taylor, Elisa Clark, Maia Thibault, Emily Raynor and Maren Kernan. Front, coach Bill Clark, Farrah Marzicola, Kelsey Andrusak, Kamylle Barton, Sophie Borhi, Abigail Bodnarchuk and Gretchen Lewandowski.last_img read more

first_imgON-TRACK CROWD OF 14,285 ON HAND AT GREAT RACE PLACE – ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2016)–French-bred Flamboyant is suddenly the “now” horse in California’s marathon turf division as he rallied from off the pace to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes by three quarters of a length while negotiating 1 ¼ miles on turf in 2:01.58. Ridden by Brice Blanc and trained by Paddy Gallagher, he was again impressive as he followed up on his neck victory in Santa Anita’s Grade II, 1 1/8 miles turf San Gabriel Stakes on Jan. 2.“I don’t know if the French connection helps, but I’ll run with it,” said Blanc, himself a native Frenchman. “He’s doing really well in the mornings…I don’t know about better, but (he’s doing) as well as he was doing before the San Gabriel.“I wasn’t worried about the mile and a quarter, the distance is fine for him. I was just hoping for a good trip and that’s pretty much what happened. I had a great trip. He gave me his best like he always has since I’ve been with him (dating back to a third place finish, beaten a nose here on Oct. 22).”The narrow second choice in the wagering at 5-2, Flamboyant paid $7.60, $3.60 and $2.80.A 5-year-old gelding, Flamboyant is owned by CHRB Chairman Chuck Winner and David Bienstock. In getting his fifth win from 19 starts, Flamboyant picked up $120,000 for the win, increasing his earnings to $518,368.“The first quarter mile was quick enough for him,” said Gallagher in reference to Flamboyant’s come-from-behind style. “Down the backside, Brice got him into an even better spot and by the three eighths pole, he was in a perfect spot and he was good enough to get there.”Grey in color, Uruguayan-bred Gaga A cut an impressive figure as he skimmed the rail turning for home as he wrested the lead from pacesetter Hay Dude, but couldn’t hold off the late charge of the winner inside the sixteenth pole. Off at 16-1 with Mario Gutierrez, Gaga A finished three quarters of a length in front of Quick Casablanca and paid $12.60 and $7.80.Ridden by Tyler Baze for Ron McAnally, Quick Casablanca finished well to be third, one length in front of Class Leader. Off at 45-1, Quick Casablanca paid $12.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.72, 47.50, 1:12.23 and 1:37.22.last_img read more