News May 13, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Photographer killed in clashes in Kashmir IndiaAsia – Pacific India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media RSF_en June 10, 2021 Find out more to go further News News Follow the news on India Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Reporters Without Borders is shocked by the death on 11 May of photographer, Ashok Sodhi, who was covering fierce clashes between security forces and armed militants in Kashmir for the English-language Daily Excelsior.Sodhi, 45, was killed by a bullet to the head while covering a military operation aimed at flushing out armed militants who had taken refuge in the town of Samba, 45 kilometres south of Jammu, in Jammu And Kashmir State.The Jammu-based photographer, was hit while trying to take shots of a house in which fighters were holed up. He reportedly ignored warnings from the security forces as he approached the spot.“This latest death sadly reminds us of the risks run by representatives of the media in this particularly unstable border region, which is subjected to repeated incursions by armed Islamist militants”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“It remains unacceptable that reporters should be targeted during fighting. The Indian authorities and press owners should do their utmost to guarantee the safety of journalists”, it added.“I was always telling him to keep out of the way of exchanges of fire and this kind of clash”, his wife told news channel CNN-IBN. “However, he would often say that if he had to die in an encounter, he would.”The fighting, which lasted several days was the most ferocious for years, during which armed Islamist groups have been regularly crossing the Indian-Pakistani border. The conflict in Kashmir has left more than 60,000 dead in 20 years. In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival News IndiaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is shocked by the death on 11 May of photographer, Ashok Sodhi, who was covering fierce clashes between security forces and armed militants in Kashmir for the English-language Daily Excelsior. “This latest death sadly reminds us of the risks run by representatives of the media in this particularly unstable border region, which is subjected to repeated incursions by armed Islamist militants”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. March 3, 2021 Find out more
News Follow the news on Turkmenistan TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information March 31, 2020 Find out more Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan to go further The trial of three journalists and human right activists held since mid-June, Annakurban Amanklychev, Ogulsapar Muradova and Sapardurdy Khajiyev, will begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow. TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries Organisation News News Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan RSF_en Receive email alerts News August 24, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three journalists and activists to go on trial tomorrow December 18, 2020 Find out more The trial of three journalists and human right activists held since mid-June, Annakurban Amanklychev, Ogulsapar Muradova and Sapardurdy Khajiyev, will begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow. The court provided no additional information.Reporters Without Borders has called for their immediate release.———23 August 2006Call for release of three journalists and human rights activists whose trials seem imminent Reporters Without Borders today reiterated its call for the “immediate and unconditional” release of three journalists and human rights activists after receiving information that their trials appear to be imminent. Annakurban Amanklychev (photo), Ogulsapar Muradova and Sapardurdy Khajiyev have been held since June.“We are appalled by the attitude of the Turkmen authorities, who are flouting the basic rules of justice and human rights with impunity,” the press freedom organisation said. “We are very worried about the coming trials. The defendants have not even been able to see their lawyers and there has been a complete lack of transparency and due process in the preparation of the prosecution case.”According to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the authorities transferred Muradova’s case to the Ashgabat municipal court. Khajiyev’s trial on a charge of “possessing an illegal weapon” is due to being on 25 August. The charges against Muradova and Amanklychev, a contributor to the French production company Galaxie-Presse, and the dates of their trials are not yet known but their relatives believe they could also start before the end of the month.Muradova, who is Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty’s correspondent in Turkmenistan, has on two occasions been allowed to receive the food and medicine sent by her family, but her lawyer has never been able to see her.All three are International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights activists. They were taken to the headquarters of the national security ministry (the former KGB office) following their arrests between 16 and 18 June. They appear to be facing long prison sentences. March 13, 2020 Find out more
News UpdatesKarnataka HC Will Be Closed From April 15 To April 30, Urgent Cases Will Be Heard Via VC [Read Notification] Radhika Roy13 April 2020 7:09 AMShare This – xThe High Court of Karnataka has issued a notification stating that it will remain closed for the period from Wednesday the 15th April 2020 to Thursday the 30th April 2020 (both days inclusive) in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The period of closure shall be treated as closure of courts within the meaning of Section 4 of the Limitation Act, 1963. Matters of extreme urgency at Principle Seat…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe High Court of Karnataka has issued a notification stating that it will remain closed for the period from Wednesday the 15th April 2020 to Thursday the 30th April 2020 (both days inclusive) in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The period of closure shall be treated as closure of courts within the meaning of Section 4 of the Limitation Act, 1963. Matters of extreme urgency at Principle Seat at Bengaluru and Benches at Dharwad as well as Kalaburagi will be heard via video conferencing on 16th April, 21st April, 24th April and 28th April at 11.00 AM or on such other day as directed by the Chief Justice. No conventional filing will be allowed during the period, and the procedure of e-filing has been previously notified. The notification further states that during the closure period, no members of the Bar or their Registered Clerks shall be permitted to do the rectification of office objections in the matters which have already been filed. Entry will only be allowed for payment of process fee on the aforesaid dates between 11.00 AM to 12.30 PM. This will be limited to only the members of the Bar and their Registered Clerks who have moved memos. The aforementioned directions will be applicable to the Principle Seat as well as the other Benches.Click Here To Download Notification[Read Notification]Next Story
By Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaGeorgia’s best 4-H’ers gathered to champion their program during the 63rd annual State 4-H Congress in Atlanta July 19-22. But 48 individuals emerged as state project competition winners.”The young people here develop their communication skills, but the value of State 4-H Congress is much broader and deeper than that,” said Roger C. “Bo” Ryles, state 4-H program leader with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.State Congress is the culmination of a year’s work in a 4-H project. The 4-H’ers here give 12-minute demonstrations and prepare portfolios of their research and service in 48 project areas such as public speaking, computers, horticulture and human development. University faculty members and other expert judges evaluate their work and interview them on their presentations and portfolios.”When you combine what they learn through their project work with their interaction with the academic, business, civic and corporate leaders they meet here,” Ryles said, “you’d be hard-pressed to find a stronger leadership development system anywhere.”A banquet July 21 honored state winners.Here are this year’s state winners, projects and project donors, listed by their home counties. BIBB: Vinson Muhammad won in performing arts – general, sponsored by Six Flags Over Georgia.BLECKLEY: Laura Evans won in sports, sponsored by White Water.BULLOCH: David Martin won in beef, sponsored by Winn Dixie Stores, Inc. Brooke Brookins won in housing and environment, sponsored by Bucky Cook and the Georgia 4-H Volunteer Leaders Association. CLARKE: Athena Lao won in performing arts, piano, sponsored by Six Flags Over Georgia.CLAYTON: Sarah Landerfelt won in fashion revue, sponsored by the Georgia Master 4-H Club.COLUMBIA: Jillian Rumbaugh won in food fast and healthy, sponsored by Georgia 4-H Foundation and Dr. Anupam Goel.CRAWFORD: Anna Collins won in festive foods for health, sponsored by Publix Super Markets Charities. CRISP: Jessica Gordon won in outdoor recreation, sponsored by White Water.DOUGHERTY: Tracy Edwards won in workforce preparation and career development, sponsored by Ramstad North America.EFFINGHAM: Kathy Snooks won in arts and crafts, sponsored by Mrs. Marion Fisher and Mrs. Brandie Rucks Park (in honor of Jason and Hope Parris). Rebecca Kessler won in fruits, vegetables and nuts, sponsored by Alice Griffin Howard and the Georgia 4-H Foundation.EMANUEL: Chet Sconyers won in plant and soil science, sponsored by Georgia Plant Food Educational Society, Inc.EVANS: Joshua Eason won in computers, sponsored by Georgia Power Company. Crystal McCorkle won in textiles, merchandising and interiors, sponsored by Russell Corp.FORSYTH: Sarah Singleton won in food safety and preservation, sponsored by Tom and Mildred Coleman, Elizabeth Andress and Gary and Rhonda Keve. Erin Lovin won in horse, sponsored by the Georgia Horse Council. HARALSON: William Heath won in poultry and egg science, sponsored by the Georgia 4-H Foundation and the Georgia Poultry Federation.HARRIS: Adam Johnson won in safety, sponsored by AGL Resources, Inc.HEARD: Phillip Nowicki won in environmental science, sponsored by the Georgia 4-H Foundation.JACKSON: Ward Black won in public speaking, sponsored by Georgia Farm Credit Associations.LEE: Britny Wray won in companion animal science, sponsored by Monroe Veterinary Clinic, Inc., Mrs. Lindsey W. Nelson, Georgia 4-H Foundation, Bill and Edna Sell (in memory of Scott Sell). Chris Uppole won in communications, sponsored by Georgia 4-H Volunteer Leaders Association. Monet Murphy won in wildlife and marine science, sponsored by Georgia Power Company.LOWNDES: Kris Fletcher won in flowers, shrubs and lawns, sponsored by the Georgia Development Authority.MADISON: Kayla Perry won in the international project, sponsored by Equifax, Inc. Brittany Kimball-Scott won in the physical, biological and Earth sciences, sponsored by Georgia Electric Membership Corp.MARION: Ashley Waters won in power and energy, sponsored by Chevron/Texaco.MONTGOMERY: Nicole Crabb won in photography, sponsored by Georgia Magazine. Georgia 4-H is the youth education component of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. MORGAN: Christine Trulock won in bread, sponsored by Georgia 4-H Foundation. Mary Ann Cochran won in dairy foods, sponsored by the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Milk.OCONEE: Anna Savelle won in dairy and milk science, sponsored by Mrs. Angela Broder Nemeth and the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Emily Martin won in resource management, sponsored by Georgia Cooperative Council, Inc.OGLETHORPE: Christina Waller won in health, sponsored by Mrs. Ellinore Nicholason, Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Martin, North Fulton Regional Hospital and Greater Association of Diabetes Educators. PAULDING: Emme Worthy won in consumer education, sponsored by Dr. Anupam Goel. Joshua Rogers won in target sports, sponsored by Callaway Foundation and the family of Col. James “Jim” Boddie. Sam Raybon won in veterinary sciences, sponsored by Georgia Veterinary Medical Association.PICKENS: Mary Alice Jasperse won in entomology, sponsored by Georgia Pest Control Industry Association and Cooperative Extension Entomology. RABUN: Jennifer Davenport won in human development, sponsored by Georgia Association of Extension 4-H Agents.SCREVEN: Alicia Haire won in forestry and wood science, sponsored by International Paper Company.STEPHENS: Jessie Moore won in food fare, sponsored by Georgia Development Authority.TATTNALL: Cassandra Murphy won in conservation of natural resources, sponsored by Georgia Water Wise Council. Beth Lynn won in sheep and meat goats, sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. James Williamson. TAYLOR: Ashley Cooper won in performing arts – other instrumental, sponsored by Six Flags Over Georgia.TREUTLEN: Joanna Ware won in general recreation, sponsored by Georgia Recreation and Parks Association, Inc.TURNER: Lauren Reeves won in pork production, sponsored by the Georgia Pork Producers Association.UPSON: Adam McDonald won in dog care and training, sponsored by the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association.WALTON: Natalie Reeder won in performing arts – vocal, sponsored by Six Flags Over Georgia.