Appeal to President Lula and ruling party chief over media hostile move

first_img Follow the news on Brazil News to go further Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil Organisation News RSF_en Robert Ménard Secretary-General 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies April 27, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more Respectfully, BrazilAmericas Reporters Without Borders appeals for calm and hopes your wisdom will prevail. The party resolution is ominous, unworthy of a democratic party and can only make things worse. It should be dropped. BrazilAmericas Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America ToPresident Luis Inácio Lula da Silva and Ricardo Berzoini, president of the Workers’ Party.Dear Sirs,Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the consequences of a resolution passed by the Workers’ Party (PT) national executive on 31 July encouraging party officials and supporters to oppose “the major offensive by the right and their media allies against the party and government.” Gleber Naine, the party’s communication chief, mentioned TV Globo and daily newspapers Correio Braziliense, O Estado de São Paulo, O Globo and A Folha de São Paulo as “playing the opposition’s game as never before.” The resolution seems to us ill-conceived and untimely. The privately-owned media criticised President Lula and his government when he came to power but relations have since improved. The media outlets mentioned have also criticised opposition politicians for corruption, abuse of power and fraud. Just before last October’s general elections, reports of PT members trying to buy forged documents to smear opposition candidates led to reprisals against the media by party activists. Other parties have also been involved in abusing and physically attacking the media. Partisanship cannot be an excuse for such behaviour. The PT executive’s resolution follows wide media coverage of protests after the 17 July plane crash at Sao Paulo’s Congonhas airport and of the crowd’s jeering of President Lula when he opened the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro a few days before the crash. Is this the same as systematic criticism of the authorities? Should the media have not reported these events? Can it be blamed for the public discontent and anger caused by the crash? Reports News August 2, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal to President Lula and ruling party chief over media hostile move April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Assam Cricket Association to provide financial assistance to Matin, Babuji

first_imgSpecial General Meeting to finalize new CEO todayOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: The Special General Meeting of the Assam Cricket Association would be held tomorrow at the ACA stadium, Barsapara. Several important decisions would be taken in the meeting. Disclosing the news to the media the secretary of the Assam Cricket Associations Devajit Saikia in a press conference said, “A Special General meeting has conveyed tomorrow. Several issues would be discussed in the meeting and a few important decisions would also be taken.”Sharing some crucial agendas of the meeting Saikia said, “The process are on to appoint a CEO and a manager (finance) to run day today activities of the Assam Cricket Association. After going through scrutiny the candidates for the posts have been shortlisted and their names would be placed in the meeting for the final approval. The meeting would also likely to constitute the new cricket committee.”It may be mentioned here that Assam Cricket Association has earlier given advertisement for three posts-CEO, Manager (Finance) and Manager (administration). Initially appointment would be made for the first two posts.Saikia today also announced that Assam Cricket Association would provide financial assistance to its former secretary Abdul Matin and former umpire Nazam Rasul (Babuji). Matin, who is going through acute financial problems, will receive Rs 15,000 per month while Rs 50,000 would be handed over to Rasul who is currently undergoing treatment in a city nursing home.Meanwhile there is little relief to Assam Cricket Association as the BCCI has started to release the monthly expenditure from March. Saikia today admitted that they association has started to receive monthly expenditure which included staff payment and others.The media briefing was also attended by the several office bearers which included Romen Dutta (president), Parikshit Dutta (vice president), Tridip Konwar (Treasurer) and Kamakhya Saikia (Joint Secetary).Also read: Local Sportslast_img read more