RWB opposes creation of information ministry

first_img Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV UkraineEurope – Central Asia to go further Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information December 2, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB opposes creation of information ministry February 26, 2021 Find out more September 7, 2020 Find out more An information ministry has been included in the proposed new government. Its creation, against the backdrop of an information war with Russia, has surprised journalists and media freedom organizations, which were not consulted.“Putting the government in charge of ‘information policy’ would be major retrograde step that would open the way to grave excesses,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“In a democratic society, the media should not be regulated by the government. The creation of an information ministry is the worst of all possible responses to the serious challenges that the government is facing.”Media independence and media freedom are the best weapons against propaganda. Enlisting journalists in a government-managed information war would just undermine the public’s confidence in the national media. Reporters Without Borders urges Ukraine’s parliamentarians to oppose this proposal. Reporters Without Borders firmly opposes the planned creation of a Ukrainian information ministry, announced today. Without civil society being consulted, parliament is expected to ratify its creation when it votes on the new government later today. Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority March 26, 2021 Find out more UkraineEurope – Central Asia RSF_en News Organisation Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media News Follow the news on Ukraine Newslast_img read more

Order of St George star attraction at Curragh

first_imgPhoto: © The going at the Curragh is currently yielding on the straight course and good, good to yielding in places on the round course.Meanwhile, day 3 of the Tramore Festival gets underway at ten-to-five this evening with a seven-race Flat card where the richest race is the penultimate 20-thousand Euro Assembly Techniques Handicap,The going is good this morning at the Waterford venue. Ascot Gold Cup runner-up Order Of St George is the star attraction in the featured Comer Group Irish St Leger Trial at the Curragh this afternoon.The 2015 Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger hero, successful eight times so far in his career, has won this race for the last two seasons.He faces five rivals in the Group 3 event including three runners from the Willie Mullins stable notably Wicklow Brave who beat him in last season’s Irish St Leger.last_img read more