Former Playboy editor does not deserve to be in prison

first_img Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua IndonesiaAsia – Pacific Organisation News News Receive email alerts November 19, 2020 Find out more IndonesiaAsia – Pacific Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia News Follow the news on Indonesia “They have imprisoned me but my thoughts, my mind and my ideas are still free,” Arnada wrote in a Twitter post (http://twitter.com/#!/erwinarnada) after his arrest.Indonesia is ranked 117th out of 178 countries in the 2010 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. November 9, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Former Playboy editor does not deserve to be in prison RSF_en News August 21, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of Erwin Arnada, the former editor of the Indonesian version of the magazine Playboy, who was arrested a month ago to begin serving a two-year sentence for indecency that was imposed under pressure from an Islamist organization.“The vision of a serene democracy and modern Islam hailed by visiting US President Barack Obama must be accompanied by religious tolerance and respect for every kind of sensibility,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Erwin Arnada has no place being in prison as he obtained a publication licence for the magazine and did not break the press law.”The press freedom organisation added: “We deplore the fact that the police and courts acted under pressure from a religious group that is trying to impose its moral views on Indonesia’s criminal code. It is the press law, not the criminal code, that should be applied in this case. This mistake must be quickly righted.”The police arrested Arnada on the island of Bali on 9 October 2010 to start serving the jail sentence which Indonesia’s supreme court imposed in August despite the fact that a lower court had acquitted himA Jakarta court has been hearing an appeal against supreme court’s sentence since 26 October.“I don’t have any witness or new evidence in this case,” Arnada’s lawyer, Todung Mulya, said when the hearing began. “The base for the appeal is a mistake by the high judges in deliberating the sentence,” he added, explaining that Arnada should have been tried under Indonesia’s press law, one of the most liberal in the region. Launched by the Velvet Silver Media group in 2006, the Indonesian version of Playboy contained no photos of nudes. It nonetheless triggered a wave of protests by radical Muslim groups and stopped publishing in 2007. to go further August 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Gardai seek help in bid to find missing Letterkenny teenager

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ A search is underway for a missing teenager from Letterkenny.Gardaí wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 17 year Jamie O’Neill, who is missing from his home in Bonagee. Jamie was last seen on Wednesday last, April 24th, in Bonagee.He is described as being 5’9’’, he has dark brown hair and brown eyes. When last seen he was wearing a dark coloured tracksuit top. Anyone who has seen Jamie or who can assist in locating him is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on (074) 9167100, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Facebook By News Highland – April 26, 2019 Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsApp Gardai seek help in bid to find missing Letterkenny teenager Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitter Previous articlePolice say the net is closing in on Lyra Mc Kee’s killerNext articlePenalty denies Harps first league win News Highland Pinterest Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

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Call for more time at the beach

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Ailing UK tourism firmsshould back a Fabian Society plan to increase the number of bank holidays – itmay be more effective at enticing punters than sea side photo opportunitieswith government ministers.The left-of-centre think-tankis urging the Government to promise an extra four bank holidays a year in itselection manifesto.Michael Jacobs,general secretary of the society, is calling for the UK to be brought up to theEuropean average of 12 bank holidays a year. The UK has eight bank holidays –fewer than any other country in Europe, with the exception of the Netherlands.Italy tops the charts with 16.Jacobs said,”Employees in the UK work the longest hours of any country in Europe,leading to high levels of stress and depression, and other forms of ill health.”By givingemployees more time for recuperation from work, an extra bank holiday is likelyto make them more productive.”A Governmentspokesperson said, “We cannot speculate on what will be in the manifesto.”www.fabian-society.org.uk Call for more time at the beachOn 24 Apr 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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