Local radio station manager facing six-year jail term

first_img Organisation Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua News News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders supported Radio Era Baru in March 2010 when it was last being harassed by the authorities. The organization backed its application to the Indonesia Broadcasting Commission (KPI) for a broadcasting licence, which was finally granted after three years of litigation. August 21, 2020 Find out more to go further IndonesiaAsia – Pacific August 12, 2020 Find out more Gatot Machali, the manager of Radio Era Baru, a radio station based in Batam (in Riau province), appeared before a Jakarta administrative court yesterday on a charge of “broadcasting without authorization and disrupting neighbouring frequencies” under the Telecommunications LawHe could be sentenced to six years in jail if found guilty. The court has not yet issued a verdict.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its support for the station and its manager and urges the Indonesian government not to bow to the pressure that is reportedly being applied by China. The severity of the sentence Machali is facing suggests an attempt by the justice system to intimidate and persecute him. IndonesiaAsia – Pacific center_img This local station often uses its broadcasts in Mandarin to denounce abuses by the Chinese government, notably against the Falun Gong religious movement, Uighurs and Tibetans. As Indonesia has around 10 million inhabitants of Chinese descent, Radio Era Baru’s criticism poses a significant challenge to Beijing’s propaganda.The government has repeatedly prosecuted the station since its launch in 2005 but, as this failed, it has turned its sights on its manager. On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia November 19, 2020 Find out more News March 23, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Local radio station manager facing six-year jail term Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Follow the news on Indonesia Newslast_img read more

Pennsylvania Investing More Than $2.8 Million to Expand Summer Internship Programs

first_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf continued his commitment to providing youth and young adults with the work experience opportunities they need to succeed in college or start their career by announcing more than $2.8 million in funding for local summer internship programs across the commonwealth.“These funds will help nearly 600 young adults develop the job skills needed to succeed in today’s 21st century economy though paid work experiences,” said Governor Wolf. “The State Local Internship Program provides for summer internships with local employers across Pennsylvania to give participants the real-world work experience and career-readiness skills they need to pursue future employment opportunities.”The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) provided the funding to 18 Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs) across Pennsylvania who submitted proposals for summer internship program participation. The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds increase opportunities for youth by either providing participants with their first work experience or helping them establish career pathways as well as develop youth workforce preparation skills including résumé writing, interview skills, financial literacy, diversity training, and entrepreneurial skills training.The 2018 SLIP will operate for an eight-week period between May 7 and August 31, 2018. The program will offer full-time wages at a minimum of $10.15 an hour for youth between 16 and 24 years of age.Following is a list of the 18 LWDBs that received SLIP funds:Berks County WDB – $94,444Bucks County WDB – $177,037Central Pennsylvania WDB – $266,956Chester County WDB – $56,100Lackawanna County WDB – $87,472Lehigh Valley WDB – $453,997Luzerne/Schuylkill WDB – $413,350North Central WDB – $199,300Northern Tier WDB – $102,100Partners4Work WDB – $79,350Philadelphia Works, Inc. WDB – $161,799Pocono Counties WDB – $178,993SCPa Works WDB – $97,700Southern Alleghenies WDB – $135,996Southwest Corner WDB – $88,000Tri-County WDB – $30,000West Central WDB – $140,000Westmoreland/Fayette WDB – $79,800“These funds will allow us to expand opportunities for youth employment with public sector, for-profit and non-profit employers, and establish exciting career pathways for young adults,” said L&I Secretary Jerry Oleksiak. “Governor Wolf recognizes the importance of expanding job training and career readiness programs that produce a pipeline of highly trained and skilled employees, which is why he has proposed a $50 million investment in workforce development funding with PAsmart.” Pennsylvania Investing More Than $2.8 Million to Expand Summer Internship Programs April 19, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

African Beach Soccer Union Inaugurates Standing Committees

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Video To Stream Right Now8 Facts About Sasha ObamaSan-Francisco Runner Creates Art Just By Jogging Around2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art12 Marvel Superheroes Before The Fame6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be Iconic10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket African Beach Soccer Union, a young body focused on the promotion and development of Beach Soccer has successfully inaugurated its five Standing Committees on Saturday. The historic event held virtually, featured over 40 participants from various member countries across Africa, with all appointees sworn in after concurrently taking part in the oath-taking ceremony. In his speech, Mr. Mamud Hadejia, the President of the Union tasked the newly sworn-in committee members to display strong friendship, tolerance and dedication in the call to serve the continent. He further stressed that one of the main goals of the union is to improve on the technical aspect of the game while advising all to leverage on existing beach soccer structures laid by the national associations in their various countries. “A core objective is also to improve the technical ability of players, coaches, referees and administrators in both genders of the sport,” Hadejia told the appointees during the event. “It remains key as part of our developmental agenda to build on the established foundation for a strong Beach Soccer culture in Africa.” Speaking after the swearing-in, Nassim El Hadaoui, the chairman of the Technical Development Committee disclosed his committee’s robust proposal for coaches, referees and players of the game. El Hadaoui also revealed strategic plans for the introduction of beach soccer to schools and awareness against drug abuse while appealing for members to work together to ensure the continent surpasses its quarter-finals best within the next two World Cups. The Guest Speaker, Mustapha El Hadauoi, a Moroccan legend, expressed his joy over the epoch-making ceremony and congratulated all members in their pioneering effort to collectively build upon existing efforts that have been put in place. Mr. El Hadauoi, who doubles as Morocco’s Beach Soccer coach pledged his commitment to join the lobby for better beach soccer for Africa. The Committees inaugurated were Technical & Youth Development, Women’s Development, Marketing & Sponsorship. Others are Media, Communications Branding Committee and Competitions Committee. read also:NFF pledges support for African Beach Soccer Union The committees’ heads are Ibrahima Ndiaye [Senegal]; Competitions, Ms. Peggy Freminot [Seychelles]; Women Development, Deo Mutabazi [Uganda]; Marketing/Sponsorship, and Yaw Ampofo Ankrah [Ghana]; Media & Communications. Find below committees and their members. Technical Development Committee 1) Nassim El Hadaoui – Morocco – Chairperson 2) Ali Mwebe – Uganda – Vice Chairperson 3) Abdullahi Isa – Nigeria 4) Ntonzo Bhengu – South Africa 5) Ahmed Abdel-Razak – Egypt 6) Omar Sylla – Senegal 7) George Dako – Ghana 8) Eddy Rose – Mauritius 9) Ulric Mathiot – Seychelles 10) Jelili Ogunmuyiwa – Nigeria 11) Boniface Pawasa – Tanzania Women Development: 1) Ms. Peggy Freminot – Seychelles – Chairperson 2) Christian Jean Claude – Madagascar – Vice Chairperson 3) Mrs. Ruth David – Nigeriacenter_img 4) Hilário Madeira – Mozambique 5) Ms. Hafsat Toyin Yusuff – Nigeria 6) Aboghe Christian – Gabon 7) Mrs Janet Nana Akua Amankwaa Quaye Marketing & Sponsorship Committee 1) Deo Mutabazi – Uganda – Chairperson 2) Edivaldo Tavares – Angola – Vice Chairperson 3) Abdullahi Yahaya – Nigeria 4) Ronny Oyando – Kenya 5) Lucky Luthuli – South Africa 6) Alizor Chuks – Nigeria 7) Emmanuel Maobeng – Cameroun Competitions Committee 1) Ibrahima Ndiaye – Senegal – Chairperson 2) Jonathan Kassano – Tanzania- Vice Chairperson 3) Helly Zafinimanga – Madagascar 4) Ewane Louis Bertin – Cameroon 5) Khaled Latif – Egypt 6) Masudy Muhozi – Burundi 7) Adebayo Akande – Nigeria 8) Nana Poku Amankwah- Ghana Media, Communications & Branding Committee 1) Yaw Ampofo Ankrah – Ghana – Chairperson 2) Ayo Olu Ibidapo – Nigeria – Vice Chairperson 3) Ms. Marième Ndiaye – Sénégal 4) Ms. Aisha Augie – Nigeria 5) Nasir Auwal – Nigeria 6) Gift Macha – Tanzania 7) Carol Tshabalala – South Africa FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more