Yulia Berezovskaia, journalist and #SpoilerForFreedom

first_img RSF_en Organisation The repression is now in full swing using both judicial and extra-judicial means. The aim of the authorities is to stigmatize and marginalize dissidents and to contaminate the arena of debate. It is a “hybrid” war, like all the wars waged by the men of the KGB. Roskomnadzor wanted us to remove the Pussy Riot icon, a report about a protest initiative in Siberia, or even the photo of a Charlie Hebdo cover, from our website. Authorities finally blocked the entire site and hundreds of our mirror sites. Help by sharing this information News My name is Yulia Berezovskaia and I am a Russian journalist. I am going to tell you how the end of media freedom came about in my country and why I was forced to exile in France.center_img In my case, the end of media freedom in Russia began with an army of trolls who invaded our website, Grani.ru. Then the abuses became less virtual. Our reporters were systematically arrested and harassed by the police during demonstrations. Then it was the turn of our worst enemies, the grotesque but powerful officials of Roskomnadzor, the media control agency. Its work, paid for by our taxes, is to prevent Russians from freely reading what they want. We see our colleagues submitting to censorship and self-censorship. For example, even the boldest no longer dare to post the title of a banned poem in support of Ukraine or mention the “Putin, Butcher of Beslan” slogan used by the mothers of children massacred in 2004. The word “annexation” in reference to Crimea is also banned. Some colleagues even remove our video of an anti-war demonstration from their page along with their links to our site. May 2, 2017 – Updated on May 3, 2017 Yulia Berezovskaia, journalist and #SpoilerForFreedom In Russia, freedoms have been suppressed in the name of combatting terrorism and “extremism”, which has become synonymous with any dissidence. The pillars of the western world are now proving too fragile in the face of this toxic and effective “Putinian” rhetoric. The worldwide offensive against democracy is turning us all into activists, whether we like it or not. Freedom of expression is at the heart of this battle.last_img read more

Granit Xhaka accused of lying to Arsenal boss Unai Emery about injury

first_imgXhaka hurt his knee in the first half (Picture: Getty)John Hartson believes Granit Xhaka lied to Unai Emery about the extent of his injury in Arsenal’s defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night.The humiliating Europa League loss at a half-empty Emirates appears set to cost Emery his job, with Arsenal tipped to sack their manager on Friday.Xhaka made his comeback following his furious bust-up with Arsenal fans last month and appeared to pick up a knock before half-time.The midfielder emerged for the second half and Hartson thinks Xhaka wasn’t honest with his manager about his fitness.ADVERTISEMENT Emery defends Arsenal team’s performance after Frankfurt lossTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:03FullscreenEmery defends Arsenal team’s performance after Frankfurt losshttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-defends-arsenal-teams-performance-frankfurt-loss-2059112/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘I thought perhaps Xhaka should’ve gone off at half-time. He didn’t look really right,’ Hartson said after the game.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I can understand why he stayed on, I think he wanted to show that bit of heart, that determination.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I do give him credit for that, but this is when a manager has to really know, is a player fit or not?‘I think the medial ligament there really opens up, and the player knows. After that he limped around. He didn’t want to go off.‘It’s not really intelligent for the team. I don’t want to blame him for this, but I was really surprised to see him come out for the second half. Xhaka was playing for the first time since his bust-up with fans (Picture: Getty)Arsenal led at half-time through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but a brace from Frankfurt’s Daichi Kamada secured a comeback victory for the visitors.Boos rang out from the furious home fans when Kamada struck the winner and at the full-time whistle.If Arsenal do axe Emery, Freddie Ljungberg is expected to take temporary charge.MORE: Arsenal line up Freddie Ljungberg as Unai Emery’s replacement Coral BarryFriday 29 Nov 2019 9:50 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link159Shares Granit Xhaka accused of lying to Arsenal boss Unai Emery about injury Advertisementcenter_img Xhaka refused to go off against Frankfurt (Picture: Getty)‘I’ve had this injury myself, it’s really tricky. It’s hard to question it. Maybe Emery wasn’t really sure what he was looking at.‘But [for Frankfurt’s second] goal, he just can’t move. Maybe that’s his mobility, but I think there’s an injury there with the player.‘I don’t think he was completely honest. He stayed on the pitch and, in the end, it became a disaster for the manager, because how many players are really fit here?’ Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Clippers missed Paul on both ends of court against Rockets

first_imgHowever, Griffin – speaking postgame – in a roundabout way intimated Paul was sorely missed when asked about the team’s lack of offensive and defensive execution. Keep in mind Paul – besides a career assist average of 9.9 – is a terrific defender. “I thought in the third quarter we were just bland and didn’t get good shots,” Griffin said. “Defensively, we gave up some easy buckets, especially down the stretch in the third and late in the fourth.“We were just a little bit sloppy, but we fought back in it and the big thing is that we can’t put ourselves in that position, so I think we’ll be better for the next game.”That would be Monday night against Memphis at Staples Center, although Paul is listed as doubtful. Pablo Prigioni backed up Rivers and went 0 for 5 from the field with two assists.Rockets guard James Harden led everyone with 46 points. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Clippers (4-2) have lost two consecutive games.Should have been goaltendingThe Clippers claimed Rockets center Dwight Howard should have been called for goaltending on a shot by Griffin with 18.8 seconds left that would have tied the game. The NBA – in its L2m (Last 2 Minutes) report – agreed, writing in part, “Howard (HOU) makes contact with the ball while part of it is still in the cylinder above the basket ring.”A non-call on goaltending cannot be reviewed.Scouting the GrizzliesMemphis started 2-1, but comes in having lost three of its past four. One of those setbacks was by 50 points (119-69) at Golden State on Nov. 2. Two days later, the Clippers went to Golden State and lost by just four (112-108).The Clippers’ Twitter account put out the final score, with the hashtag, “#didntloseby50.”That brought a roar from Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee.“It’s childish,” he told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. “We took our ‘L’ and we kept it moving, right? We lost by 50. We didn’t cry over it, and went on to the next one. Apparently, they’re holding on to it. That’s what they got to do to overshadow their loss.“Last time I heard, a loss is a loss. But that’s what they do over there.”center_img Clippers guard Austin Rivers is a solid reserve with plenty of heart. But he’s no Chris Paul, so it wasn’t all that surprising that the Clippers were defeated 109-105 by the Houston Rockets on Saturday at Staples Center.Rivers started in place of Paul, who sat out with a groin strain. Rivers scored 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting – 1 of 5 from 3-point range – in 31 minutes. He only had one turnover, but he also only had one assist.Under the circumstances, teammate Blake Griffin thought Rivers did just fine.“We had some scoreless possessions that piled up late in the game which really cost us,” Griffin said. “Chris is very good at managing games and knowing the right plays to call. I think Austin did a good job tonight running the offense for us. So we obviously missed Chris, but I think we did a pretty good job of stepping up in his absence.”last_img read more