UK government’s culpable persecution of Guardian

first_img March 23, 2021 Find out more News February 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation “We are deeply shocked by the British government’s culpable persecution of the Guardian’s journalists,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said today.“The day before yesterday, Glenn Greenwald’s partner was detained and interrogated at London’s Heathrow Airport under the Terrorism Act. Now the Guardian has revealed that the UK authorities forced it to destroy computer hard drives containing documents provided by Edward Snowden.“The enforced destruction of documents, carried out in the newspaper’s basement under the supervision of intelligence officials, was an extremely grave violation of freedom of information in a country that prides itself on having one the freest presses in the world.”Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger revealed yesterday that British government officials threatened the newspaper with judicial proceedings if it continued to report on the UK and US governments’ surveillance practices.Last June, a senior official claiming to represent the views of the prime minister demanded the destruction of the material that the Guardian was using for its revelations. The newspaper finally complied, but Rusbridger said Guardian journalists based outside the UK have digital copies of the same documents. RSF_en United KingdomEurope – Central Asia News Follow the news on United Kingdom to go further Newscenter_img News United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts RSF condemns BBC broadcast ban as example of Chinese government reprisal February 11, 2021 Find out more Solidarity with Swedish media outlet Realtid ahead of UK defamation case hearing August 20, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 UK government’s culpable persecution of Guardian Help by sharing this information Safety of journalists remains active concern in Northern Ireland as BBC Panorama team is threatenedlast_img read more

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The Broadcast Shares Exciting Live Video For ‘Eyes Of A Woman’ [Premiere]

first_imgAsheville based rockers The Broadcast have been turning heads left and right with their infectious live sound, but perhaps the most influential of those listeners was producer Jim Scott (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Wilco, Grace Potter, Tom Petty, Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers). Scott flew the band out to his studio in the California desert to record what would become their full-length sophomore album, From The Horizon. Due out on June 17th, (pre-orders available here) The Broadcast hasn’t looked back since!The five-piece ensemble is fronted by acclaimed singer Caitlin Krisko, whose rich voice is steeped in the spirits of Americana music. Graduating from the Professional Performing Arts School in NYC, Krisko put together a top tier band and moved down to Asheville, NC in 2010. With guitarist Aaron Austin and Krisko working together on all-original music, there’s a beautiful soul that rings loud and true in this band’s sound.The Broadcast was recently featured on the beloved Echo Sessions, hosted by the IAmAVL group which highlights the burgeoning music and arts scene in Asheville. We’re beyond excited to share the band’s second video from those sessions, capturing their soulful tune “Eyes Of A Woman.” Check it out below!Krisko shares her inspiration for the song itself, saying, “‘Eyes Of A Woman’ was one of the first songs we wrote for From The Horizon and also the first song our producer, Jim Scott, green lit when we were sending our demos back and forth. When I was 13, my mom relocated me from a Midwest suburban town to New York City – it was a major shift and life change that felt important to capture in a song.”Austin adds, “‘Eyes Of A Woman has a Zeppelin influenced vibe that really embodies our blend of Rock N Roll.” If this is their blend of rock n’ roll, we can’t wait to check out the new album! With a number of exciting shows set for the band’s summer tour and an album due out in just a few short weeks, on June 17th, things are only getting bigger and better for The Broadcast.You can find all the info about the band here, and check out their full tour schedule below.The Broadcast Tour DatesJune 11 – The Grey Eagle (OFFICIAL ALBUM RELEASE SHOW) – Asheville, NCJune 15 – MilkBoy – Philadelphia, PAJune 17 – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DCJune 23 – Calico Room – Wilmington, NCJune 24 – Jimmy’s – Wrightsville Beach, NCJune 25 – High Rock Outfitters – Lexington, SCJuly 7 – Downtown Alive – Greenville, SCJuly 9 – Levitt AMP Music Series – Greensboro, SC *July 10 – The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NCJuly 15 – The Willow Tree – Johnson City, TNJuly 21 – Hendersonville Rhythm and Brews Festival – Hendersonville, NCAugust 6 – Steppin’ Out Festival – Beverley, VAAugust 19 & 20 – Camp Barefoot – Elkins, WV **September 16 & 17 – WormTown Music Fest – Greenfield, MA ***October 7 – RiverMUSIC (w/ Blitzen Trapper) – Asheville, NC ****November 23 – Spirit of 66 – Verviers, Belgium* w/ Molly McGinn & Quilla** w/ Ghostland Observatory*** w/ Ryan Montbleau, Max Creek & Zach Deputy****w/ Blitzen TrapperAs an added bonus, check out the first video from their Echo Sessions series, “On The Edge,” below.iframe></p><p>last_img read more

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Soccer opens NCAA tournament with shutout victory at home

first_imgSenior forward Hailey Hite celebrates with sophomore midfielder Arlie Jones following a goal on Friday. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)The Women of Troy shutout the Long Beach State 49ers 6-0 with six different goal scorers at home on Friday to advance to the second round of the NCAA College Cup.“This is the kind of way you want to open postseason play,” head coach Keidane McAlpine said. “I love the passion we played with, and it’s exactly what we need going forward.”Following their loss to UCLA last weekend, the Trojans found out that they were given a No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament on Monday.  However, they were ranked second-best in the country for most of the season.“[The 6-0 win showed] that we’re really good,” McAlpine said. “We plan to show up at the next game and be really good again.”At halftime, the Trojans comfortably led 2-0. Throughout the first half, the Trojans were in control of the game, having most of the possession and much of it in their offensive third. Moreover, the Trojans had 13 shots in the first half alone compared to the 49ers’ one shot from outside the box.Redshirt junior forward Natalie Jacobs started the scoring in the first half when she headed the ball into the back of the net in the 20th minute. The goal came as a result of confusion within the box. From that goal on, the Trojans never looked back.Five minutes later, sophomore box-to-box midfielder Alea Hyatt scored a left-footed volley into the upper lefthand corner of the goal from inside the box off an assist by sophomore box-to-box midfielder Tara McKeown. The finish took of skill and concentration, but Hyatt managed to keep calm to make the score 2-0.The Trojans did not slow down in the second half, scoring 4 more goals in the second 45 minutes to easily claim an uncontested victory. “We’ve got bigger goals, we got big goals,” McAlpine said of the team’s aggressive second-half play despite its significant lead. “In order to reach them, we have to play and we have continue to push and play the way we want to play consistently for 90 minutes. Even though the score was 4 at 62 [minutes], we need to play for 90 and that was important.”McKeown scored the opening goal of the second half after she was teed up for a wide open goal from Jacobs in the 53rd minute. Jacobs received a long ball down the left hand side from redshirt sophomore attacking midfielder Savannah DeMelo, and she took out down to the endline, beat a defender and crossed it to McKeown who had a wide open goal. Prior to crossing it to McKeown, it appeared that Jacobs was fouled in the box but never went down, and was still able to play McKeown with a great ball despite being fouled.Senior forward Leah Pruitt was next to get her name on the score sheet as she scored from a one-footed finish to the far post of the goal. The goal came from a driving run forward by DeMelo who sent the ball onto the wing to Hyatt, who then crossed it over to Pruitt to finish and make it 4-0 in the 62nd minute.One minute later, DeMelo was the fifth Trojan to score as she slotted the ball past the keeper from about 15 yards out. The goal was a team effort, as the Trojans connected a lot of passes prior to DeMelo scoring. Hyatt had a clear shot on goal from a tougher angle than DeMelo, but instead of attempting to shoot, she gave the ball up to her teammate who was at a better angle to finish off the movement. “She was in a much better position than I was and I knew that, so I gave it to her,” Hyatt said.McAlpine said Friday’s game was one of Hyatt’s best performances. “[Hyatt] played free with a clear head and let it go,” McAlpine said. “That’s the kind of performance we need. And we allowed her to. We gave her touches, we gave her touches and we allowed her to get into the game early, and once that happens today, it looked good. ”Senior forward Hailey Hite scored the sixth and final goal for the Trojans off of an assist from freshman defender Ashley Soto in the 80th minute of the game to cap off an impressive victory for the Women of Troy.Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, forward Penelope Hocking, left the field with an ankle injury. Her status for the next game has yet to be determined.The Trojans will play the winner of Sunday’s LSU-Boston University game next Friday in their next round of the NCAA tournament. That game will take place at Florida State following the Seminoles’ 1-0 victory against Loyola Chicago on Friday. Florida State is the No. 1 seed in the Trojans’ side of the bracket.last_img read more

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