first_img to go further Turkish media freedom’s death throes News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesEvents WomenJudicial harassmentImprisonedCouncil of EuropeRSF Prize April 2, 2021 Find out more Backed by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the well-known Parisian street artist C215 will use stencils to repeatedly paint the faces of ten imprisoned Turkish journalists across the urban landscape in several Parisian districts on next weekend, May 27 and 28, in a show of solidarity with all journalists detained in Turkey. “Turkey is now the world’s biggest prison for journalists with dozens in pre-trial detention in harsh conditions on absurd charges,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Thanks to the talent of Christian Guémy, better know as C215, we are going to use the Parisian public space to display the faces of those that Erdoğan wants to silence. It is a way to show they are not forgotten, and to get the public and decision-makers to support them. It is an unusual operation born of a union between RSF’s campaigning and the concerns of an artist whose stencil techniques make it possible for a powerful message to reach a wide public.” 19 June: Start of the trial of Ahmet Altan and his brother, also a journalist. 6 July: Resumption of the trial of Murat Aksoy and 28 fellow journalists. 24 July: Start of the trial of Musa Kart, Kadri Gürsel, Ahmet Şık and their Cumhuriyet colleagues. 18 September: Start of the trial of Şahin Alpay and 29 other journalists Receive email alerts Campaigns Other upcoming trials of journalists: Portraits of 10 emblematic journalists Help by sharing this information About C215 Organisation More than 500 #SaveTurkishJournalists stencils will also be distributed in Paris with the aim of allowing anyone to use them to show their solidarity and support for journalists imprisoned in Turkey. News Turkey is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index.center_img On 15 May, Oğuz Güven became the 12th employee of the opposition daily Cumhuriyet to be jailed in Istanbul. The trial of RSF’s Turkey representative, Erol Önderoğlu, will resume on 8 June. He is facing a possible 14-year jail sentence on a charge of terrorist propaganda. Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law May 23, 2017 – Updated on May 26, 2017 Parisian street artist joins RSF in campaign for jailed Turkish journalists Follow the news on Turkey Christian Guémy is a leading Parisian street artist who is well known for his stencil work under the moniker of C125. He began painting in 2006, concentrating on portraits. He is politically committed and uses his work to comment on social issues and news developments. His latest show, “La mauvaise réputation” (Bad Rap), opened last weekend at the Galerie Openspace in Paris and will continue until 1 July. #SaveTurkishJournalists News C215 used the following photos to create the stencil portraits that will be painted on the streets of Paris next weekend (27-28 May). With more than 140 media outlets closed, more than 700 press cards rescinded and more than 100 journalists in prison, Turkey’s media and journalists have been subjected to an unprecedented crackdown since a state of emergency was declared in July 2016. RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more The artist C215 / Credit: Sylvain Lefeuvre TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesEvents WomenJudicial harassmentImprisonedCouncil of EuropeRSF Prize Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img 22 May 2019 Bridgwater Town Hall 1700 – 1900 11 June 2019 Bridgwater Town Hall 1000 – 1200 05 June 2019 Cannington Village Hall 1100 – 1300 A key part of decommissioning the Magnox sites is dealing with radioactive waste. At Hinkley Point A Site, and other Magnox sites, a proportion of the waste that needs to be managed is called intermediate level waste (ILW). This ILW needs to be packaged and stored in Interim Storage Facilities (ISFs), before its eventual disposal at a national Geological Disposal Facility (GDF).The work followers several years of discussion and engagement with local stakeholders around the country about Magnox’s waste strategies across all our sites.Several public drop-in sessions will be held to allow you to find out more – the details of which are below. 05 June 2019 Stogursey Church Rooms 1700 – 1900 Date Venue Time 11 June 2019 Wembdon Village Hall 1400 – 1600last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) resigned his leadership post Monday—one week after being arrested with his son on federal corruption charges.State Sen. John Flanagan (R-East Northport), who has chaired the senate education committee, replaced Skelos following a debate between GOP senators over whether Flanagan or Sen. John DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse) would take over the leadership role that Skelos has held since 2011.“I have decided to step down the last thing I would ever want to do is distract from the good work that Senate Republicans have done or make it more difficult to close down this legislative session in a positive and productive way,” Skelos said in a statement. “This scrutiny was more real and more eye-opening than I could have ever imagined when I asked the members of our conference to stand by me last week”Flanagan praised Skelos upon taking over the leadership while Seklos looked on beside him.“I am so extraordinarily grateful,” Flanagan, a former state Assemblyman who was elected to the Senate in 2002, said in his first remarks after being sworn in. “We have real work to do, so let’s get to the people’s business.”Skelos initially tried to hold on to the majority leadership, but his support eroded days after he and his son, Adam, pleaded not guilty to soliciting $200,000 in bribes from two companies in exchange for helping pass favorable legislation and win a $12 million Nassau County contract for storm water treatment.The arrest of the Skeloses came three months after former State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) lost the leadership post he had held for two decades after he was similarly charged and pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges.Skelos’ predecessor, ex-Sen. Joseph Bruno (R-Troy,) was also convicted of federal corruption charges, but the verdict was overturned on appeal, and he was acquitted during his second trial. Skelos, who took over for Bruno in 2008, lost the leadership post when the Democrats won the majority of the state Senate the following year. His successor, former Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Queens), was convicted of federal corruption charges in February and faces sentencing in July.Smith and Skelos both disputed who controlled the chamber during the infamous June 2009 coup that resulted in then-Sen. Pedro Espada (D-Bronx) taking the majority leadership post before he was indicted in 2010 on federal corruption charges. He was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison.Skelos had regained control of the Senate majority in 2011 until 2013, when Democrats regained a slim majority, but he formed a power-sharing agreement with Sen. Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx), who leads the Independent Democratic Caucus. Skelos and the GOP had regained full control of the chamber in January.The shakeup comes during the last five weeks of the state legislative session before they adjourn for the summer on June 17. This is when lawmakers historically push for passage of their biggest proposals.When the news was announced late Monday afternoon in Albany, State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) issued a statement congratulating his new counterpart.“I know Senator Flanagan as a friend and a colleague from his time serving in the Assembly, and I am looking forward to working with him in his new role on an agenda that will truly serve to move our state forward,” he said.Suffolk Republican chairman John Jay LaValle, who was one of the first party leaders to urge Sen. Skelos to step down from his post pending the resolution of the charges against him, was very pleased with the transition in power that kept another Long Island Republican in the leadership post.“Senator Flanagan’s elevation to Majority Leader is not just great news for Suffolk County, but for suburban taxpayers throughout New York State,” said LaValle in a statement. “John Flanagan is someone who has protected suburban taxpayers by helping to pass a property tax cap.  As chair of the senate education committee, he fought and won many battles to ensure suburban public schools received their fair share of State Education Aid. I am confident that Senator Flanagan will continue to stand up to liberals who think that suburban taxpayers are New York City’s piggy bank.”-With Spencer Rumseylast_img read more