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  • Blockbuster files for bankruptcy over $1bn debts

    first_img THE US arm of video and games rental store Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy yesterday in an attempt to cut its debts and restructure its business.The company has been struggling to meet payments on debts of $1bn (£637m). Agreements with its creditors will now allow the company to reduce the debt to $100m.Blockbuster said the bankruptcy did not include its non-US operations. It has some 4,000 stores in the UK, Canada, Denmark, Italy and Mexico.Jim Keyes, Blockbuster’s chief executive, said the company would now be able to recapitalise its balance sheet and transform its business model to “meet the evolving preferences of our customers,”Blockbusters was slow to react to competition from the online rental market. It launched its own online subscription service in 2004 but was already several years behind the US market leader, Netflix, which launched in 1999. whatsapp whatsapp Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Thursday 23 September 2010 7:45 pmcenter_img KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Show Comments ▼ Blockbuster files for bankruptcy over $1bn debts Tags: NULLlast_img read more

  • Airline quits Belfast City

    first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute KCS-content IRISH budget carrier Ryanair yesterday closed its Belfast City Airport base after saying delays to a new runway had stopped it launching new routes.Dublin-based Ryanair said it was ceasing services to London and four other services to the UK from the Northern Ireland airport, switching its one Belfast City-based aircraft to another airport and axeing 50 jobs.Ryanair, which only runs five routes to the UK because of the short runway at Belfast City, had planned to launch more routes from the airport to European destinations if the runway extension had gone ahead.But it decided to pull out after an inquiry into the runway, initially due to open in 2008, was further delayed.Ryanair, due to report half year results today, said the delay meant the extension may not open until 2012. The end of its services may reduce passengers by 1m a year, but it may return if the extension is built.Chief executive Michael O’Leary said: “It makes no sense for Ryanair to continue to invest in Belfast City, operating restricted routes with less than full payloads.” Airline quits Belfast City Show Comments ▼ whatsappcenter_img Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this Sunday 31 October 2010 11:10 pm whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

  • Spribe secures new Malta licence

    first_imgThe new licence comes after Spribe last week also announced plans to launch its content in Great Britain for the first time after it secured a licence from the GB Gambling Commission. The permit will enable Spribe to offer its portfolio of games and content to more operators covered by MGA licences. Tags: Malta Gaming Authority Spribe Regions: Malta Spribe secures new Malta licence Spribe offers a range of ‘Turbo Games’ including Aviator, Mines and Dice, with each game of these built for mobile play, while the developer also has a series of skill games including poker, backgammon, bura, seka and domino. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The licence enables Spribe to roll out its content with operators that also hold a permit to offer online gambling in Great Britain.center_img 17th February 2021 | By Robert Fletcher “This will significantly increase the reach of our games, allowing us to work with more operators and to provide their players, and especially those in the Millennial demographic, with a unique, exciting and thrilling online casino experience like no other,” Spribe managing partner David Natroshvili said. Topics: Legal & compliance Online casino Legal Casino games developer Spribe has secured a new licence from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). Email Address Legal & compliance “The Spribe team has worked incredibly hard to get to this stage and to secure approval from the Malta Gaming Authority and armed with our licence we will continue to deploy or ambitious growth plans for this year and beyond.”last_img read more

  • Innscor Africa Limited ( 2015 Abridged Report

    first_imgInnscor Africa Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Innscor Africa Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innscor Africa Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innscor Africa Limited (  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileInnscor Africa Limited manufactures and markets fast-moving and durable consumer products in Zimbabwe and exports to international markets. The company is primarily involved in maize milling and the production of stock feeds, edible oils, baker’s fat and pork products; as well as poultry, table eggs and day-old chicks. A subsidiary division manufactures and markets a range of plastic carry bags, televisions, refrigerators and other general household appliances and consumables such as rice, dairy, candles and beverages. Innscor Africa Limited was founded in 1987 and its operations comprise National Foods Holding Limited, Colcom Holdings Limited, Irvine’s Zimbabwe (Private) Limited, Bakeries, Appliance Manufacturing, Natpak (Private) Limited, Profeeds (Private) Limited and Probrands (Private) Limited. Innscor Africa Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

  • Six Nations: England 13-10 Ireland

    first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS By Bea Asprey at Twickenham The match in 30 secondsA crowd of 81,555 saw an evenly-matched England and Ireland battle it out for glory at Twickenham. Just three points were scored in the first-half with Farrell slotting a pen for England, but the lack of points on the scoreboard didn’t reflect the physicality and intensity of the game. Ireland pounced in the 42nd minute as Rob Kearney sliced through the England defence to dot down, but England regained the lead through a scintillating Danny Care score and a watertight defence made sure there was no way back for Joe Schmidt’s men.England – Tries: Care Cons: Farrell Pens: Farrell 2Ireland – Tries: R Kearney Cons: Sexton Pens: Sexton  Click here for match highlightsPost-match bulletin– Stuart Lancaster: “I’m delighted with the win. I thought it was a proper Test match. Ireland are a quality team so it’s just fantastic for the players that the commitment they put into the game was rewarded at the end. Our character and commitment sone through throughout.”Danger man: Man of the Match Mike Brown– Joe Schmidt: “The result showed small margins that exist in Test rugby. We searched long and hard for that last three points in the last ten minutes but credit to England, they defended superbly. Mike Brown’s running in broken field was maybe the difference between the two teams.”– Brian O’Driscoll limped off the pitch in the final minute of the game. Coach Joe Schmidt said the problem was cramp in his calf, and though he will be monitored over the next 48 hours Ireland are expecting him to be available to play against Italy in two weeks time– Tom Wood also suffered from cramp and was replaced in the 70th minute, while Billy Vunipola took a knock to his ankle. The No 8 was replaced at the end of the first half, and will be assessed by the England medics over the next few days England prop Joe Marler (L) tackles Ireland prop Mike Ross (R) during the Six Nations international rugby union match between England and Ireland at Twickenham, west London, on February 22, 2014. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images) center_img – England made 430 metres to Ireland’s 351, and Man of the Match Mike Brown made more than other player with 88– Ireland had more possession (59% to England’s 41%) and territory (53% to 47%) than England, and made half as many offloads (5 to England’s 10)– Ireland won 100% of scrums on their own feed, where England won five and lost four, but both teams won 100% of their own lineoutsRock: Ross has Moore snapping at his heelsWhat’s next?– England will draw confidence from a home victory ahead of their match against title holders Wales in two weeks time– Marland Yarde will feature in his first game since November on Sunday for London Irish, and will provide Lancaster with a sought-after selection conundrum on the wing. Yarde has had 12 weeks out injured, but after Jonny May missed an opportunity to score for England early in the first half Lancaster may be tempted to give Yarde a run out against Italy in the final round– David Wilson did well to play for 70 minutes in his first game of 2014, but Dan Cole’s injury has highlighted a lack of depth at tighthead for England– Ireland will be confident of overcoming Italy in Dublin having put in a strong performance, with their set piece holding up well – a welcome change from their last visit to Twickenham in 2012– Ireland are developing good strength in depth in their front row, and Schmidt would do well to start Marty Moore, Sean Cronin and Jack McGrath against Italy in two weeks time– Donnacha Ryan returns for Munster on Sunday and will push Devin Toner for a place in the 23. However the totemic Toner is proving to be a force in the lineout and Schmidt will likely opt for continuity for the rest of the tournamentlast_img read more

  • Chris Jack scores within a minute on Western Province debut

    first_imgSunday Jul 12, 2009 Chris Jack scores within a minute on Western Province debut All Black lock Chris Jack scored a debut try for Western Province in the Currie Cup after no less than 22 seconds as his new team beat the Shark 29-15 at Newlands on Saturday.Jack joined Western Province following two years with Saracens in England, bringing a wealth of experience to the Cape Town based side with his 67 test caps for New Zealand, as well as nine years with the Crusaders.His considerable bulk will also go a long way towards beefing up the traditionally weak Province forward pack, and he will partner former Lions lock Anton Van Zyl.“For us as coaches he’s been brilliant,” said WP assistant coach Robbie Fleck.“The way Chris has settled in to the side after three days of training has been phenomenal, he’s been the ultimate professional.”“When I first met him he was as quiet as a churchmouse,” admitted Fleck.“But when we got him on the training paddock there was this transformation to this guy that was talking and communicating, and everything that came out of his mouth made perfect sense, and everyone understood straight away why he’s the player that he is.“He’s a man of few words, but a man of action.”He was all action shortly after kickoff as he got himself in the game instantly, charging down a Rory Kockott attempted clearance kick before gathering and diving over in the corner unchallenged.Not a brilliant try by any means, but a great start to his Currie Cup and Western Province career, which we think New Zealand and Saracens fans might appreciate seeing. We’ll keep tabs on his progress throughout the season. Time: 0:46ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe 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. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Chris Jack scores within a minute on Western Province debut | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

  • WIN! A rugby ball, shirt and poster signed by the England Rugby 2011 squad

    first_imgFriday Oct 7, 2011 WIN! A rugby ball, shirt and poster signed by the England Rugby 2011 squad We’ve teamed up with bmi, the Official Airline of England Rugby, to offer one lucky reader the chance to win an official replica match ball, England training shirt, and poster signed by the  2011 England squad.With quarter finals on the way, Martin Johnson’s men are looking to emulate the squad of 2003 by bringing back the trophy once again, and the team’s official airline will be supporting them every step of the way.  bmi is the second largest airline at London Heathrow and one of the world’s busiest and best-connected international airlines. From its Heathrow hub, bmi operate services in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.  For your chance to win the signed merchandise, simply answer the following:Who is the leading tryscorer at this stage in the 2011 Rugby World Cup?ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Competition Related Articles 182 WEEKS AGO WIN: Rugby Nations 18 mobile game 184 WEEKS AGO WIN: George North signed Wales shirt PLUS… 200 WEEKS AGO WIN the new England 2017-2018 home jersey… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

  • Juulsbjergparken / RAVN Arkitektur

    first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Juulsbjergparken / RAVN ArkitekturSave this projectSaveJuulsbjergparken / RAVN Arkitektur Projects Architects: RAVN Arkitektur Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Denmark Juulsbjergparken / RAVN Arkitektur 2013 CopyHousing•Vejle County, Denmark photographs:  Adam MørkPhotographs:  Adam MørkCollaborators:COWI, Hansson & KnudsenCity:Vejle CountyCountry:DenmarkMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. Juulsbjergparken is a housing complex in the scenic countryside of Bredballe near Vejle, Denmark. The dwellings consist of a combination of two-storey townhouses and flats, placed as terraces in the landscape. All dwellings have south facing terraces or patios on terrain with views of the forest below.Save this picture!© Adam MørkRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationArchitecturally the housing complex appears simple and light. The dwellings feature different types of housing in both one and two levels. This provides a large selection of properties with different interior layouts and number of rooms. All units have a central living room, which offer views of the unique surrounding landscape.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe roof is covered with green sedum – an organic green roof material to integrate the building visually into the landscape.Save this picture!© Adam MørkThe buildings possess a high environmentally quality, where the latest in energy-efficient building solutions have been integrated into the design.Project gallerySee allShow lessPraça Municipal 47 Building / Arquitetura NacionalSelected ProjectsHouse in Funabashi / Koji Hatano ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Skrænten 1, 7120 Vejle Ø, DenmarkLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharecenter_img Year:  Housing Year:  CopyAbout this officeRAVN ArkitekturOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingVejle CountyHousingDenmarkPublished on June 13, 2014Cite: “Juulsbjergparken / RAVN Arkitektur” 13 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© Adam Mørk+ 11 Share 2013last_img read more

  • KOSOVO Priština appeal court takes sides against investigative website

    first_img KosovoEurope – Central Asia Media independence Conflicts of interestJudicial harassment October 8, 2016 KOSOVO Priština appeal court takes sides against investigative website Follow the news on Kosovo Journalst Vehbi Kajtazi / June 14, 2018 Find out more News News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by a Priština appeal court’s decision tooverturn a lower court’s rejection of a complaint against the investigative newswebsite Insajderi and, worse still, by the fact that the appeal court took it upon itselfto give the plaintiff advice.The ruling has dealt a severe blow to investigative journalism in Kosovo.The complaint was brought by Adem Grabovci, the former parliamentary leader ofthe ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), after Insajderi published a storycontaining excerpts of recorded conversations revealing the central role he hadplayed in alleged corruption cases.The lower court will now have to hear Grabovci’s lawsuit accusing the Priština-based website of “violating his privacy” and “his constitutional rights.” Remarkably,the appeal court seemed to side with Grabovci in its published decision, advisinghim how to consolidate his arguments and improve his lawsuit’s chances.“The fact that the appeal court’s judges supported a plaintiff casts doubt on itscredibility and independence,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s Europe-Balkans desk.“It is not just Insajderi’s prospects in this lawsuit that are at stake. Investigativejournalism itself is under attack. Politicians cannot use the right to privacy in samethat ordinary citizens can. A journalist or media outlet cannot be sued for revealinginformation that is in the public interest.”Grabovci filed the suit after being forced to resign, but the lower court rejected hisviolation of privacy arguments on the grounds that he is a public figure and therevelations were in the public interest. Its decision complied with European Court ofHuman Rights jurisprudence, which does not recognize the right to privacy indisclosures involving public affairs.Kosovo is ranked 90th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press FreedomIndex. Organisation to go further News Help by sharing this information Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage Kosovar investigative journalist assaulted in Pristina KosovoEurope – Central Asia Media independence Conflicts of interestJudicial harassment June 29, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en Concern about investigative reporter’s disappearance in Serbia August 18, 2017 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more

  • Domestic reality does not match bold words on Internet freedom of expression

    first_img Related documents Stop Online Piracy ActPDF – 156.99 KB NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News June 3, 2021 Find out more News Occupy Wall Street – private sector helping to censor?The ThinkProgress website reported that Yahoo! Mail has censored emails containing the words “Occupy Wall Street.” When users tried to send a message with this phrase, they got the following notification: “Suspicious activity has been detected on your account. To protect your account and our users, your message has not been sent.” Several social networks are also suspected of helping to censor information about the protests. Yahoo! said messages may have been blocked by its spam filters but were not blocked deliberately. Reporters Without Borders is worried about the possibility that coverage of events within the United States is being hampered by cooperation between the government and private sector.Net Neutrality – inadequate guaranteesNew Federal Communications Commission rules that are supposed to protect Net Neutrality took effect on 20 November but problems remain. ISPs keep the right to increase the bandwidth available to companies that need it to send bandwidth-heavy content. The blocking of “unlawful” websites and peer-to-peer transmission is still possible. And for the most part, the new rules apply only to fixed broadband, and not mobile.The non-profit organization Free Press has filed a legal challenge to the rules. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its opposition to any kind of filtering and blocking of content on principle and to any kind of discrimination against individuals and companies in access and use of the network. And it thinks Net Neutrality should also apply to mobile broadband connections, which are being used more and more thanks to the popularity of smartphones and tablet computers. United StatesAmericas Hounding WikiLeaks supportersReporters Without Borders is also concerned about the protection of personal data. On March 11th, a Virginia federal judge ordered Twitter to provide the Justice Department with the personal data of Internet users suspected of working with WikiLeaks. On January 4th, and April 15th, the Justice Department obtained secret court orders requiring Google and, an Internet Service provider, to hand over the IP addresses and email addresses of all of the contacts of WikiLeaks public advocate Jacob Appelbaum since November 2009.This information was obtained under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), an outdated law dating back to 1986, – when information was stored on desktops, not online. The government is now using it to obtain emails, IP addresses, mobile phone location records and other digital documents on the basis of court orders that are often sealed, without having to obtain a search warrant and without having to produce evidence that a crime may have been committed.The ECPA represents a major infringement of the confidentiality guarantees that every Internet user has the right to demand. As used against WikiLeaks and one of its representatives, it has taken on the character of a special procedure that violates the basic rights that anyone being investigated should enjoy. to go further The US government has reiterated its commitment to online free speech several times since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in particular, affirmed US support for freedom of expression and opinion very clearly in a speech in Washington on January 21st, 2010. Urging American companies to take a “principled stand” against online censorship, Clinton said defense of the Internet should be one of the cornerstones of US diplomacy. As the “birthplace” of so many online technologies, the United States had a “responsibility” to protect the Internet as a tool for economic and social development and promoting democracy, as well as a place for the free exchange of ideas. “We stand for a single Internet where all of humanity has equal access to knowledge and ideas,” Clinton added.Since then, the United States has developed many tools that support online free expression such as “Shadow Internet” and parallel mobile phone systems that cyber-dissidents can use in countries to escape the censorship of authoritarian regimes. The US plans to invest 70 million dollars for this kind of project in 2011.Nonetheless, although the US government has defended Iranian bloggers, Chinese activists and Arab Spring netizens, it has also been responsible for initiatives that have harmed online free speech and has displayed a hostile attitude to online activities. Reporters Without Borders has followed several cases that run counter to the US government’s professed commitment to fundamental Internet freedoms. News Organisation Information and IT – what’s at stakeNational Strategy for Trusted Identities in CyberspaceLast April, the Commerce Department launched what it calls a National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), under which every Internet user would have a single secure online ID or credential for all their online activities. But the use of a single ID and password would jeopardize the user’s data if the password were stolen or hacked, or if the entity managing the credential database released information to other entities. With the hacking of email accounts and Facebook pages growing all the time, such a national strategy would be dangerous.Cyber-war – new US military option?Information and information technology are at the centre of US defense strategy. The US government considered launching a cyber-attack on the Gaddafi regime’s computer and communications systems in an attempt to sabotage its radar and air-defense capability and thereby reduce the risks for NATO’s air-strikes on Libya.One of the reasons why the cyber-offensive was not launched was a still unresolved debate within the Obama administration as to whether the president had the power to proceed without informing Congress. Nonetheless, the use of cyber-attacks is now regarded as a real option to be considered in future hostilities. November 2, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Domestic reality does not match bold words on Internet freedom of expression RSF_en center_img United StatesAmericas Repressive legislation with a worldwide impactACTA leadership – US vision at the international levelThe United States launched the proposal for an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in June 2006 with the aim of getting a relatively small number of key countries to initially agree on a standard for the protection of intellectual property. The calculation was that other countries would then have to adopt the standard in order to continue to have trade relations with the accord’s original signatories.Several aspects of ACTA show that the United States is less than fully committed to protecting the security and identity of Internet users. The right accorded to the relevant authorities to ask ISPs to identify their clients could lead to security abuses including loss of online anonymity and tracking of dissidents. The requirement to criminally prosecute suppression of metadata (data identifying a file’s content and origins) and circumvention of Digital Rights Management (DRM) has the effect of making censorship circumvention and anonymity illegal. This jeopardizes online free speech in many countries.Despite repeated appeals from many free expression organizations, the United States and seven other countries – Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea – signed the agreement at a ceremony in Tokyo on October 1st. US free speech violations, targeting WikiLeaksWikiLeaks and free flow of informationThe leak of classified US diplomatic cables prompted many free speech violations in the United States at the federal government’s bidding. WikiLeaks announced on October 24th that it was suspending its activities for lack of funding, as a result of the refusal by Visa and MasterCard to process donations to WikiLeaks in what is a form of economic censorship.The White House issued a directive on December 3rd, 2010 forbidding unauthorized federal employees from accessing classified documents available on WikiLeaks. The Library of Congress and State Department responded a few hours later by blocking access to WikiLeaks from their computers. As well as WikiLeaks the US Air Force blocked access to the websites of the five newspapers that had worked closely with WikiLeaks – The New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, Der Spiegel and El Pais – and around 20 other media and blogs that had been publishing the cables. The free flow of information about WikiLeaks is also being threatened in blogs. Peter Van Buren, a US Foreign Service Officer for the past 23 years, was accused in September of divulging classified information for posting a link in his blog to a 2009 WikiLeaks cable about the sale of US military spare parts to Muammar Gaddafi’s armed forces.He is being investigated by the State Department and was suspended on October 24th pending a final decision. His superiors were also annoyed by his decision to write a book about his experiences of the war in Iraq – “We Meant Well – How I Helped Lose the Battle for Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People” without getting permission from the State Department.Whistleblower Bradley Manning’s intolerable conditions of detention US Army Private Bradley Manning, the alleged source of all the confidential US diplomatic cables that WikiLeaks began publishing in November 2010, has been held since June 2010. He is charged with treason and violating defense secrets and is facing the possibility of life imprisonment.The material allegedly leaked by Manning included the video of a US air force helicopter attack in Baghdad in 2007 in which two employees of the Reuters news agency died. After being held for two months in a military prison in Kuwait, he was transferred to a Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, where he spent eight months in solitary confinement as a “maximum custody detainee.” He has been held in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, since April 2011.The journalist David House and the lawyer and columnist Glenn Greenwald ( described the conditions in which Manning was held in Quantico as “cruel and inhumane.” He was confined for 23 hours a day to a 142×70 inches cell. He was denied all contact with the outside world. He could not talk to fellow detainees and had no access to news media. He was subjected to an oppressive level of supervision, in which his light was kept on at night, he had to strip naked for a search every evening and visits had to be accompanied. His lawyer posted an account of Manning’s typical day in his blog. House said he noted Manning’s physical and mental conditions deteriorate in the course of his visits.A Human Rights Watch report in March 2010 said, “isolation can be as clinically distressing as physical torture.” The United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture, Juan Mendez, who is preparing a report on Manning’s conditions of detention, said this month it was unacceptable that he had been refused a confidential meeting with Manning.Reporters Without Borders wrote to Manning in September proposing a meeting (visits can only take place at the prisoner’s initiative) and is still awaiting a reply.A great deal of interest in Manning’s fate is being voiced online and a support committee has been created. A contribution to Manning’s defense fund can be made at its website. There is also an online petition. The Facebook page (which has more than 29,000 members) and the Twitter page also try to rally public support for Manning. April 28, 2021 Find out more Protect IP Act – targeting websites worldwideThe proposed Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act, otherwise known as the Protect IP Act, which Sen. Patrick Leahy introduced in the Senate in May, would allow intellectual property owners to seek draconian court orders against websites that allegedly infringe intellectual property rights, including websites hosted outside the United States (read the law).They could for example force search engines to exclude these websites from their results. They could also force online payment processors, advertisers and Domain Name System managers from cooperating with them. It would be very drastic, as the court orders would have the effect of eliminating entire websites, not just the specific illegal content.James Losey of the New America Foundation told Reporters Without Borders that, by making DNS filtering legal, the Protect IP Act could encourage other countries to take the same road. He also pointed out that the procedure is not very effective and that blocking a site’s domain does not block the site itself. Stop Online Piracy ActThe Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261) that Rep. Lamar Smith presented to the House of Representatives on 26 October is similar to the Protect IP Act but would go further. It would allow copyright and intellectual property owners to demand the withdrawal or blocking of any online content that they deemed to be violating their rights, without having to go to a judge. If sites refused to comply, copyright holders could then turn to a judge to obtain enforcement. Such “notice and take down” methods have often been criticized by Reporters Without Borders in the past. A House committee is due to start examining the bill on November 16th.Reporters Without Borders calls on the United States to abandon this bill, which is clearly hostile to freedom of expression and reverses the usual judicial logic by delaying referral to a judge until after content is blocked. It would allow copyright and intellectual property owners to impose content filtering and blocking without independent judicial control. It would allow them to decide what content can and cannot be accessed. It would turn them into Internet dictators.Targeted websites could find that banking services had blocked their online payments, in what would constitute a post hoc legalization of the WikiLeaks payment boycott. Copyright and intellectual property owners could also insist on the withdrawal of ads on social networks and search engines and, on demand, could prevent sites from appearing in search results. The bill also provides for the prosecution of anyone developing a censorship circumvention tool, in the US and abroad. This would be a very dangerous precedent for netizens who live under repressive regimes and have no choice but to use proxies in order to express their opinions freely.Public order v. free speechMobile phones cut to prevent demonstrationOfficials with the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) cut power to mobile phone relay towers at four stations for three hours on 11 August to thwart plans for a “flash mob” protest against the death of Charles Blair Hill, a 45-year-old passenger who had been fatally shot by two BART security guards six weeks earlier. News June 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United States Help by sharing this information WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Receive email alerts Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Right to caricature challenged In response to a series of satirical short cartoon videos about the police in Renton, Washington, that were posted online by someone using the pseudonym of Mr. Fiddlesticks, the Renton police department and a local prosecutor got a judge to issue a search warrant in August accusing the anonymous cartoonist of “cyber-stalking.” If identified, the cartoonist could now go to jail. Reporters Without Borders points out freedom of speech and right to privacy are fundamental rights.last_img read more