US – #WeeklyAddress June 18-24: Whistleblower Reality Winner to plead guilty under Espionage Act

first_img Organisation A new Trump administration directive tells US Geographical Survey (USGS) scientists they now must seek approval from their parent agency—the Department of Interior—before responding to most interview requests from reporters. It also allows the Department of Interior’s communications office to reject media requests on scientific subjects. This directive is a dramatic change for USGS scientists, who expect their expertise will be seen far less by the public as reporters will have to turn elsewhere for comments. United StatesAmericas Follow the news on United States News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Supreme Court rules police can’t access cell phone location data without warrant Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of June 18-24: Whistleblower Reality Winner will plead guilty in federal court on Tuesday, June 26 for leaking classified information, making her the second person to plead guilty to such charges under the Trump administration. Charged in June 2017 under the Espionage Act for disclosing a classified document covering Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Winner has been in jail for the past year and could face up to 10 years in prison. Though the Trump administration has been outspoken in its intentions to aggressively pursue leaks, former-President Barack Obama prosecuted eight people under the Espionage Act during his time in office, more than any other administration combined. News For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. June 26, 2018 US – #WeeklyAddress June 18-24: Whistleblower Reality Winner to plead guilty under Espionage Act Law enforcement must now obtain a warrant to collect cell phone location history, the Supreme Court ruled on June 22 in the landmark Carpenter v. United States. The court reasoned that “because location information is continually logged for all of the 400 million devices in the United States—not just those belonging to persons who might happen to come under investigation—this newfound tracking capacity runs against everyone.” This decision has positive implications for journalists as they struggle to protect confidential sources under an administration that is particularly aggressive in leak investigations. April 28, 2021 Find out more Instagram temporarily removed ProPublica post about white supremacist June 3, 2021 Find out more Child separation incidents are manufactured according to Trump supporters On June 21 Instagram deleted an October 2017 Propublica video that identified members of a white supremacist group called the Rise Above Movement (RAM), saying it violated the platform’s terms of service. The movement has been responsible for violent attacks in at least four cities, including at the August 2017 “Unite the Right” protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Instagram told ProPublica it violated its “community guidelines” but the exact reason the post was taken down is unclear. It’s possible the video was flagged by Instagram’s rules prohibiting hate speech, however Instagram adds exceptions to the rule, including a stipulation that says hate speech is allowed to be shared if the intention is to challenge the rhetoric or raise awareness. ProPublica’s editor-in-chief Steve Engelberg spoke out about the censorship in an interview with Business Insider, stating: “A platform that censors journalism because it cannot distinguish between racist rants and investigative reporting clearly needs to review its procedures. This is absurd.” Instagram has since reinstated the video. After weeks of criticism for the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the US-Mexico border, First Lady Melania Trump received backlash for wearing a jacket with the words “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” during her first visit to one of the shelters—a reference to the “Fake News Media,” according to a tweet by President Donald Trump.  The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. This explanation diverges from the initial response by the first lady’s spokesperson, who released a statement after receiving media pushback: “It’s a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today’s important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn’t going to choose to focus on her wardrobe.” According to a source close to the president, there was an “urgent meeting among communications staff about how to fix this after it was becoming a story.” Trump Administration tightens reporter access to federal scientists WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists KAREN BLEIER / AFP Receive email alerts Supporters of President Trump rushed to his aid at his June 20 rally in Duluth, Minnesota, claiming the news surrounding child separation at the border was exaggerated or even manufactured. A New York Times journalist on the scene tweeted about Trump supporters she met at the rally, including one woman who said she “has compassion for separated families but ultimately believes that the detainment center photos and videos are fake and photoshopped.” Certain pro-Trump news outlets have tried to spin the incident as well. In a June 17 interview with Fox News, conservative commentator Ann Coulter called the children at the border “child actors” and warned Trump not to fall for it. In the age of “fake news” and misinformation, accusations like these are all too common. Victims of the Parkland high school mass shooting in February were accused of being “crisis actors,” and Miami Herald reporter Alex Harris was impersonated on Twitter while covering the shooting as it unfolded by accounts under her name that were sharing offensive and inaccurate information. Help by sharing this information Documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times outlined a series of questions the Department of Interior must answer prior to approving interviews, including: “What questions does the reporter want to ask the scientist? How will the scientist answer the questions? What is the broader thrust of the story? Are there policy implications? Is there anything controversial?” This administration has attempted to restrict media access on a number of occasions; at a May 22 Environmental Protection Agency summit to discuss harmful chemicals which contaminated water nationwide, major news outlets were initially barred from attendance, resulting in one reporter getting forcibly removed from the meeting. Additionally, on May 10 Trump barred all American reporters in a meeting with top Russian officials at the Oval Office while allowing a state-sponsored Russian photographer to document the incident. Turkish reporter denied entry into Texas Lockheed Martin demonstrationDefense contractor Lockheed Martin denied reporter Ragip Soylu, a reporter for the Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah, access to a June 21 delivery ceremony of Turkey’s first F-35 fighter jet. Soylu was told prior to entering the reception that Department of Defense’s Joint Strike Fighter program canceled his accreditation on security grounds. In response to one of Soylu’s tweets about the incident, a Lockheed Martin employee responded: “Dumbass you can’t come into our plant because who are you?” A spokesperson for the Joint Strike Fighter program later apologized to Soylu, saying the incident was a result of “misunderstanding and disorganization” with Lockheed Martin. Trump calls Melania’s controversial jacket a reference to “Fake News” June 7, 2021 Find out more Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says to go further News United StatesAmericas News Reality Winner to plead guilty under Espionage Act RSF_en last_img read more

‘May View Road’ appearing at studio 116 tonight

first_img Print Article Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson May View Road will be at studio 116 in support of the upcoming release of their album so those who attend will have an opportunity to hear the music before it hits the airwaves.Admission to “May View Road at studio 116” is $8 or $15 for two.Tables will be available for those who would like to bring food and beverages to enjoy during the performances.Studio 116 will be open throughout the day and will also have an outside venue. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Published 11:00 pm Friday, October 26, 2012 “Inside the studio will be the gallery exhibits,” Rich said. “At the outside venue, we’ll have woodturning demonstrations, chair caning and pine straw basket weaving. We’ll also have pumpkin carving. There will be a $10 charge to cover the cost of the pumpkin but we’ll furnish the carving tools and offer any assistance.”The 21st Peanut Butter Festival is the first opportunity Rich and his wife have had to participate in the harvest and heritage celebration as downtown business owners.“We enjoyed the festival in the past and are excited to be a part of it in another way,” he said. “We are proud to have this opportunity to use what we do to attract more folks to Brundidge. The Peanut Butter Festival is a great event and we hope everyone will take this opportunity to enjoy a day in downtown Brundidge.” “May View Road” is coming to studio 116 in downtown Brundidge tonight and what better way to bring the 21st Peanut Butter Festival to a close than with music played by the band of a hometown girl.Tori Lee Averette and her husband, Ed, of May View Road will bring the 21st Peanut Butter Festival to a close at studio 116 tonight.Tori Lee Averette and her husband, Ed, are May View Road and they will bring their special brand of music to town.Chris Rich, who owns and operates studio 116 with his wife Sara Dismukes, said May View Road plays American, jazz, folk and roots music so the band will appeal to different interests and ages. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Storiescenter_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen You Might Like E+Me opens on the square in Troy Chelsea Haisten grew tired of driving to Montgomery or Enterprise in search of outfits for her daughter, Emmy. Instead of… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Next Up“Not long ago, Tori and Ed were featured at Open Mic Night at studio 116 and everyone really enjoyed them,” Rich said. “We are excited to have them back with their band, May View Road.”The concert at the gallery will begin at 7 o’clock tonight. T.J. Winters and Perry Brown will open for the May View Road concert that will begin around 8 p.m.Rich said Winters and Brown have been featured at studio 116 and are popular solo performers. By Jaine Treadwell ‘May View Road’ appearing at studio 116 tonight Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

Phish Shares Pro-Shot ‘Guelah Papyrus’ Footage From SPAC Finale [Watch]

first_imgLast weekend, Phish played three great shows at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY, treating fans of dozens of classic Phish songs throughout the weekend. Among the many highlights from the run was the rarity “Guelah Papyrus,” which has been played an average of once per summer for the last few years.The song features a fun dance routine from guitarist Trey Anastasio and bassist Mike Gordon, who flip flop around the stage robotically during the song’s finale. Drummer Jon Fishman even left his kit to join the two in their shenanigans!“Guelah” is always a welcomed addition to any setlist, and its performance at SPAC was quite the memorable occasion. Fortunately, Phish has shared pro-shot footage of their “Guelah Papyrus,” which you can stream below.Check out the full show recap and video here. You can see the setlist below.Setlist: Phish at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY – 7/3/16Set 1: The Wedge, Heavy Things, Tube, Sugar Shack, Lawn Boy, Sparkle > Sample in a Jar, It’s Ice > Guelah Papyrus, Ocelot > Scent of a Mule[1], PossumSet 2: Soul Shakedown Party, The Moma Dance[2] > Twist > Joy > Breath and Burning, Axilla > Theme From the Bottom > Harry Hood > Show of LifeEncore: Rock and RollNotes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. Scent of a Mule featured Fish on Marimba Luminalast_img read more

Rubio warns that any slip-up can be ruinous for Spain at FIBAWC

first_img“THE GROUP AT FIRST GLANCE SEEMS EASY BUT WE HAVE TO BE AWARE THAT IN THIS CHAMPIONSHIP, ALL VICTORIES AND LOSSES GO TO THE NEXT ROUND SO WE ABSOLUTELY CANNOT LOSE OUR CONCENTRATION.”- RubioDrawn in Group C with Iran, Puerto Rico and Tunisia, Spain, the No. 2 side in the FIBA World Ranking presented by NIKE, will be prohibitive favorites against each of those opponents.If they progress, Sergio Scariolo’s charges are likely to square off against Serbia and Italy, two foes it has fallen to as recently as FIBA EuroBasket 2015. La #SelMAS 🇪🇸 debutará en la #FIBAWC @FIBAWC el 31 de Agosto contra Túnez 🇹🇳📝 TODA la INFO sobre el SORTEO ⬇— Baloncesto España (@BaloncestoESP) March 16, 2019″The group at first glance seems easy but we have to be aware that in this championship, all victories and losses go to the next round so we absolutely cannot lose our concentration,” Rubio warned. “But we have a lot of confidence.”Spain have had struggles early in tournaments before. As for the potential Second Round games against Serbia and Italy, Rubio, who is currently competing in the NBA with the Utah Jazz, said: “It’s too early to talk about them. We have to wait and see which players end up playing for the national teams and then, which teams go through from the First Round. That’s what the focus has to be on.” Spain guard Ricky Rubio says the national team can’t afford to relax for a single moment at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China this summer, when it takes aim at a first podium finish in the competition since the 2006 title run in Japan.In the Group Phase, only the top two sides in each of the eight groups of the First Round will progress to the Second Round. The top two sides in each of those groups will then advance to the Final Phase, which opens with the Quarter-Finals. At EuroBasket 2009, the team teetered on the edge of an early knockout, losing two of its first four games, but rebounded with five consecutive victories to capture the title. At the following year’s World Cup in Turkey, the Spaniards lost two of their first three games but hit back to reach the Quarter-Finals before falling to Serbia in the final seconds. At EuroBasket 2015, Spain fell in two of their first three games but then marched to claim their third continental crown. read more