WIN a fantastic Slingbox SOLO in the spirit of RWC 2011

first_imgTuesday Sep 13, 2011 WIN a fantastic Slingbox SOLO in the spirit of RWC 2011 By Sunday evening we will have seen a total of 48 Rugby World Cup matches, some of which you may have missed due to being away from the TV. You can now make sure you never miss another big event, with the brilliant Slingbox SOLO. Today we’ve got one to give away for a lucky Rugbydump fan. Delivered over the internet in high defination streaming to your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone, the Slingbox SOLO is a more than valuable solution for those times when you can’t be in the comfort of your living room for the big games.HD viewing is now commonplace so while you’re not at home, you don’t have to miss out as a standard-definition (SD) or high-definition (HD) experience can be taken with you. In an age where many of us have smartphones or tablets, you can now turn them into mini, portable televisions. You can also use a laptop of course, or basically anything that you can stream onto.  Those in the UK can pick up a Slingbox SOLO from PC World or Currys.To stand a chance of winning this fantastic device, answer the questions below then enter your details. Which coach played under 21’s for New Zealand and later went on to win a RWC as captain of England?ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Khadija Ismayilova on trial – a lesson in courage for the international community

first_imgSo Ismayilova will instead be tried for alleged embezzlement, tax fraud, illegal business activities and abuse of authority in connection with an investigation into Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Baku bureau, which she ran until 2009 and which the authorities closed last December. News Azerbaijan freely accepted its obligations as party to the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and many other treaties. These obligations include respect for freedom of information. There is no reason why Azerbaijan’s partners should yield to its blackmail, to its angry accusations of interference, arrogance and destabilization in response to the smallest allusion to its repressive methods. As soon as she returned to Azerbaijan, she was banned from leaving again. The head of the president’s office, Ramiz Mehdiyev, named her in an article published on December 4 that railed against foreign “destabilization attempts” and an Azerbaijani “fifth column.” She was arrested the next day on a charge of inciting a former colleague to attempt suicide. Aware that the grounds for holding her were flimsy – and became even flimsier when the alleged victim retracted a few weeks later – the authorities quickly brought new charges. RSF_en “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says The lack of an international outcry so far suggests that it is right. Rich in oil and natural gas and strategically located between Russia and Iran, Azerbaijan is much sought after as a partner. This is understandable, but does the Aliyev government have to be given a blank cheque? Four years after the Arab Spring, is it still possible to imagine that an ultra-repressive regime is the best defence against instability? Must we turn a blind eye to this regime’s human rights violations because of its “secular” nature? These arguments are nonetheless heard in many western foreign ministries. Putting Ismayilova in jail, where she has been awaiting trial for more than seven months, has been a continuation of this hard line policy. Ismayilova, Azerbaijan’s leading investigative reporter, is known throughout the world for her coverage of high-level government corruption. The regime did everything possible to silence her, including blackmail, state media smear campaigns and a wave of lawsuits and prosecutions. But she continued to expose the presidential clique’s offshore companies one by one and to document its takeover of the most lucrative sectors of the economy. News News June 8, 2021 Find out more But no one is fooled by all these trumped-up charges. The authorities are trying an independent journalist who refuses to be silenced and whose commitment to human rights irritates those who violate them. After orchestrating an unprecedented crackdown while presiding the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the Aliyev regime is now demonstrating in the clearest possible manner that it thinks it enjoys complete impunity. If the international community needs lessons in courage, it can find them in the letters that Ismayilova smuggles out of prison. “Do not let the government of Azerbaijan distract your attention from its record of corruption and abuse. Keep fighting for human rights, for those who are silenced (…) Be loud, and be public. The people of Azerbaijan need to know that their rights are supported.” News July 24, 2015 – Updated on May 26, 2016 Khadija Ismayilova on trial – a lesson in courage for the international community Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Help by sharing this information center_img The last time I saw her was in September 2014, when many of us urged her to remain abroad for a period of time. The leading human rights defenders had just been arrested and she was busily trying to fill the void – compiling a list of political prisoners, arranging legal aid, and organizing assistance for the families. Her own arrest was clearly imminent. She was perfectly aware of this, but nothing could persuade her to yield one inch of terrain. Azerbaijan was her country, she was just doing her job and she was not going to let the regime tell her what to do. Receive email alerts April 9, 2021 Find out more This is not about regime change. It is merely about reminding the Azerbaijani authorities of their obligations. They cannot blame the rest of the world for the situation they have brought upon themselves. And at a time when they are trying to buy themselves an image that matches their international ambitions, it is perfectly natural to remind them of the rules of the game. June 4, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation Reporters Without Borders pays tribute to the well-known Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova, whose trial opens today in Baku, and calls for firmer international condemnation of the ongoing crackdown on Azerbaijani civil society by President Ilham Aliyev’s government. (Photo: Radio Azadliq) Johann Bihr, Head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Follow the news on Azerbaijan AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia The trial of Azerbaijan’s most famous journalist, Khadija Ismayilova, was set to begin on National Press Day, July 22. The irony was too much for President Ilham Aliyev’s authoritarian regime and the start date was postponed at the last minute until today.This concern for appearances was surprising because the authorities in this small Caucasian republic usually stop at nothing to crack down on press freedom and have done so in an unprecedented manner for the past year. Pluralism has been obliterated. The few remaining independent media outlets are fighting for survival as the regime orchestrates its economic asphyxiation. The jails are full of political prisoners who include 12 journalists and bloggers. AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia last_img read more