One-year suspended prison sentence for journalist in libel case

first_imgNews Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says June 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today condemned the one-year suspended prison sentence for libel imposed on former Podrinski Telegraf editor Milan Milinkovic in the western city of Sabac on 10 February, pointing out that both the United Nations and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) oppose the application of prison sentences for press offences.”Worse still, the Serbian government has just published a draft new criminal code that would make attacks on a person’s honour and reputation punishable by a year in prison, although justice minister Zoran Stojkovic gave OSCE representative undertakings in November 2004 to decriminalize press offences,” the press freedom organization said.The one-year suspended sentence was handed down by municipal court judge Ivica Lazarevic in response to a libel action brought by Nebojsa Jovanovic, the owner of Medikom (a company that distributes Kodak products in Serbia), over a March 2002 article about Medikom’s links with former President Slobodan Milosevic’s Socialist Party of Serbia and with the Yugoslav Left Party of Milosevic’s wife, Mirjana Markovic.The judge ruled that the word “relationship” was “inappropriate” in the context of the article and that Milinkovic should have used the term “cooperation.” Milinkovic was also fined 100 euros and ordered to pay 400 euros in court costs. His lawyer, Branislav Sekulovic, said he would appeal.The draft law envisaging prison sentences for journalists in violation of the justice minister’s pledge to the OSCE was published on 19 February. In cases in which journalists reveal information about a person’s private life that is liable to affect their honour and reputation, they can be given a one-year suspended sentence. The new draft criminal code also envisages suspended prison sentences of up to six months for libel. June 7, 2021 Find out more Europe – Central Asia February 23, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 One-year suspended prison sentence for journalist in libel case Organisation News News June 4, 2021 Find out more News Europe – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders condemns the one-year suspended prison sentence and fine of 100 euros imposed onMilan Milinkovic, the former editor of the weekly Podrinski Telegraf, for libel. Although the Serbiangovernment plans to maintain prison sentences for press offences in a newly-unveiled criminal code, this iscontrary to international standards, the organization points out. Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF_en last_img read more

Warning that new city feud could lead to murder

first_imgA NEW feud in the Ballinacurra Weston area of Limerick could result in serious injury, or the loss of life through murder.That is according to gardai who “stressed” that a new violent dispute has escalated in recent weeks, as shots have been fired, acts of arson, criminal damage and serious assaults have occurred.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Detectives have warned that more incidents could follow, and threats could be “made good” if the situation is not brought under control.The comments of Det Garda Pat Whelan and Garda Garry Laide came as they opposed the bail applications of two men arrested in Roscrea and Limerick on January 5 last.Judge Tom O’Donnell heard Garda Laide state that the feud that has escalated in the last three to four weeks in the city could result in murder.Limerick District Court was stunned to silence as it heard that it was of a serious nature with many parties involved.Garda Laide gave evidence during the bail application of two men charged in connection with a serious assault in the area, where it is alleged, that four men, two carrying knives, alighted from a car and stabbed several times and assaulted a man in his 20s.Gardai told the court that they were objecting to the bail applications of the two as they feared witness intimidation, that further serious assaults or acts of crime would be committed.One man, a potential witness, who had attended the courthouse during the proceedings, told gardai that he would not stay in the area of Merchants Quay, as he alleged that he was in fear for his life after being threatened to withdraw statements he made to gardai.These statements, the court was told by gardai, form a major part of the case being brought by the State.A woman in her 40s was arrested after it was alleged she threatened to kill a potential witness linked to the this new and bitter feud.Gardai say that their investigations are ongoing. WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Linkedin NewsLocal NewsWarning that new city feud could lead to murderBy admin – January 12, 2011 538 center_img Email Advertisement Print Previous articleSection of Golf Links Road to closeNext articleMatt Cooper in Limerick tomorrow night adminlast_img read more

Weber State Men’s Basketball Announcement On Spectators At Home Basketball Games

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Per a Monday announcement, Weber State men’s basketball confirmed it has decided, along with the university’s women’s basketball program, to commence the 2020-21 season without spectators at the Dee Events Center.This announcement comes on the heels of rising covid-19 case numbers in Utah and more specifically the Weber-Morgan Health Department. This also coincides with Weber State’s commitment to the well-being of student-athletes, coaches, staff and the community.Athletic director Tim Crompton stated the university anticipates the time when fans can be welcomed back into the Dee Events Center safely.A determination concerning spectators at Weber State basketball games will be made at a future date to allow for possible flexibility concerning conditions surrounding covid-19. Written by Tags: Weber State Men’s Basketball November 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Announcement On Spectators At Home Basketball Games Brad Jameslast_img read more

Decatur County Community School on two-hour delay

first_imgGreensburg, IN — Decatur County Community School Corporation has a two-hour delay this morning.last_img

MultiChoice Excites Football Lovers as New Season Kicks off

first_imgIt was an enthralling football experience as MultiChoice Nigeria treated fans to an exciting live screening of Premier League matches played last Sunday at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.This year’s football season kick-off event staged by MultiChoice provided football lovers and MultiChoice customers with the opportunity to witness live commentary and analysis from the Liverpool legend, and SuperSport pundit, John Barnes, including other pundits such as Segun Agbede, Nigeria’s ex international, Victor Ikpeba, and Charles Anazado, who were all on ground to give the fans a real-time football experience with a personal touch.In his opening remarks, General Manager, Marketing and Sales, MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho, said: “MultiChoice is committed to delighting its customers with exciting football action this new season. We are especially happy to do so at this time when the Premier League parades top-class coaches who are all set to contend for the most coveted premiership title, and other exciting continental leagues.” “As part of plans to give our subscribers a memorable experience, we invited John Barnes to Nigeria to join us in ushering in the new football season. For us at MultiChoice, this event has become an annual obligation to our subscribers and football fans. It is designed to bring the game of football closer to viewers while also creating a convivial atmosphere of fun and excitement which sets the tone for the season”.Mabutho also expressed his appreciation to the broadcast sponsors, Guinness Nigeria and Glo, for making the event a rewarding one for football fans.“DStv and GOtv subscribers are in for a bumper football season with SuperSport beginning with the Premier League which kicked-off on Saturday, 13 August. All 760 games of the new Premier League and La Liga season will be available on DStv, and SuperSport will bring viewers unprecedented football coverage including the UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Champions League, the FA Cup, the Capital ONE Cup, the Spanish Super Cup, Copa Del Rey final and the German Cup and more”, said Felix Awogu, general manager SuperSport, West Africa.“As always, our viewers should expect the best of coverage from SuperSport and commentaries from top-class football pundits who are committed to giving football fans a worthwhile experience,” Awogu concluded.DStv Compact customers will continue to enjoy the best football leagues in the world this new football season for a monthly subscription of N6,000. SS11 will continue to be the home of the EPL while SuperSport 12 will once again become a dedicated 24-hour La Liga channel where fans of teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona will have plenty to enthuse about when the season starts on August 19.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more