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Media ban on return of dead soldiers

first_img Help by sharing this information RSF_en CanadaAmericas Receive email alerts April 27, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media ban on return of dead soldiers January 15, 2021 Find out more CanadaAmericas News to go further Organisation Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics”center_img On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia “We must impose democratic obligations on the leading digital players” November 11, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders has protested against the April 22 ban imposed by the federal government on TV coverage of the return of soldiers killed in Afghanistan. On the evening of April 25, the media were not allowed into the military airbase at Trenton, near Toronto.“The Canadian government is following the bad example set by the U.S. administration if it thinks it can hide the facts from the population. Respect for the grief of the families is of course necessary, but it should not be used as a pretext that is tantamount to censorship,” said Reporters Without Borders.On April 22, four Canadian soldiers were killed in Afghanistan. Defence Minister Gordon O’Connor almost immediately banned all media coverage of the return of the soldiers’ remains. On April 25, Cyberpresse reported that the media were denied access to the military airbase at Trenton, near Toronto. “If they brought my son home from that war in a body bag, I’d shoot the first media that come on site,” Conservative MP Myron Thompson is quoted as saying in the Montreal Gazette.In the House of Commons, opposition parties unanimously criticized the decision of the new Harper government. According to Cyberpresse, Liberal leader Bill Graham said the government sought to “reduce the impact of such incidents on the population”. Mr Graham drew a parallel with a similar move by the Bush administration, which since the beginning of the war in Iraq banned media coverage of soldiers’ caskets returning from that country. Not all Conservatives are behind government censorship however, and even less so are some of the military families. Although the government has said that it is imposing this measure “out of respect for families’ grief”, Defence Minister O’Connor acknowledged that he never consulted the families in question. Some of them did however complain to Stephen Harper. The Prime Minister Office and the Defence Department have not responded to requests by the Canadian Section of Reporters Without Borders. November 19, 2020 Find out more News News Follow the news on Canadalast_img read more

Mbappe ‘tested for coronavirus’ to know fate Wednesday

first_img Loading… PSG coach Thomas Tuchel will make a last-minute decision on whether Mbappe will take part in the team’s Champions League last-16 return leg against Dortmund on Wednesday. Mbappe to miss PSG champions league tie against Dortmund ‘He is ill, he has a sore throat. We will wait and decide on Wednesday morning,’ Tuchel told PSG’s website after the pre-game news conference was cancelled following the French authorities’ decision to have the match played without spectators due to coronavirus fears.Tuchel is also sweating on the condition of captain Thiago Silva. The Brazilian has been out of action since February 24 with a hamstring injury, as PSG bid to overturn a 2-1 defeat in the first leg in Germany. Read AlsoCoronavirus: UEFA may suspend Champions League,Europa League ‘Thiago Silva has been taking part in all training sessions and he is in the squad,’ Tuchel said’We will decide tomorrow if he plays or not.’ Promoted Content6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?15 Photos Of Amazingly Beautiful Mutations8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Best Actors To Start Their Careers On Soaps5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth France international Kylian Mbappe will not only miss Wednesday’s PSG Champions League tie against Broussia Dortmund but will also get to know whether indeed he has contracted the coronavirus. The World cup winner who has been reported to have infections has been tested for the dreaded virus with confirmation being awaited It emerged on Tuesday that the French striker has been suffering from a sore throat and has missed training for the last two days. His participation against Dortmund was, as a result, up in the air but now L’Equipe are reporting that Mbappe has been tested for coronavirus as a precaution. It is claimed Mbappe ‘was tested this Tuesday to find out if he was affected by the coronavirus. The results should be known in the evening or Wednesday morning.’ However, L’Equipe also believe ‘the first elements point in the direction of a negative test’.Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Boateng commits to Milan

first_imgGhana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has dismissed suggestions that he could leave Milan in favour of a switch to Bayern Munich.The Ghanaian hasn’t had the easiest start to the season and a January move to the Bundesliga has been suggested.“I’ve heard the story that I’m off to Bayern, but there is no truth in that,” the attacking midfielder noted. “It’s just a rumour.“I can say something very clearly and that is that I am happy at Milan and I am not ready to leave this club.“I owe a lot to Milan and I’m not thinking about Bayern Munich or any other team.”Boateng, whose brother Jerome is at Bayern, joined the Diavolo in 2010 from Portsmouth, via Genoa.last_img