Net censorship reaches sub-Saharan Africa

first_img Follow the news on Uganda Organisation February 24, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Net censorship reaches sub-Saharan Africa Receive email alerts RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemned filtering of a radio website imposed by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) on 16 February 2006 – the first such case of Internet censorship in Uganda. The move came just days before voting in presidential and parliamentary elections on 23 February. ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: News to go further News News UgandaAfrica Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading daily UgandaAfrica News On its home page, Radio Katwe advises the use of tools such as guardster or proxify to get round the censorship imposed by the authorities. Reporters Without Borders has elsewhere published, in November 2005, a Handbook for Bloggers and Cyberdissidents, which gives practical advice on how to counter filtering. Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges Help by sharing this information March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemned filtering of a radio website imposed by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) on 16 February 2006 – the first such case of Internet censorship in Uganda.The move came just days before voting in presidential and parliamentary elections on 23 February.The Radio Katwe news website accepts contributions from Internet-users and posts content that is extremely critical of the government. Just before it was censored, it had attacked the accumulation of wealth by the family of President Yoweri Museveni.“Blocking access to an online publication is an important decision, which should be taken only by a judge and then as a result of an independent judicial procedure“, the press freedom organisation said.“It is not acceptable for an organ of government alone to decide on this kind of step. In any case, the managers of should have the opportunity to appeal against the UCC decision, which has not happened so far,” it added.“It is the first time a news site has been filtered in Uganda, apart from a temporary block put on the site of the independent daily The Monitor during just one day, on 18 February. It is among the first cases of net censorship in Sub-Saharan Africa.All the country’s Internet Service Providers (ISPs), MTN, UTL, Africaonline, Spacenet and Busnet have made the site inaccessible. UCC officials justified the decision, saying that Radio Katwe “was spreading rumours” and damaging the country’s “security and harmony”.Local ISPs filtered the site by blocking its IP address (the identity number of its server that hosts it on the Internet). According to a test carried out by Nart Villeneuve, head of research at Toronto University, they at the same time blocked nearly 700 other sites hosted by the same server, which is based in the United States. June 4, 2021 Find out more Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election January 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

The Rose Queen Celebrates Traditional Luncheon at The Shakespeare Club of Pasadena

first_img Top of the News More Cool Stuff HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News The Rose Queen Celebrates Traditional Luncheon at The Shakespeare Club of Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 2:18 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  9 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Rose Court 2019Ms. Laura Farber, Incoming Tournament PresidentOn Tuesday, February 9, 2019, The Shakespeare Club of Pasadena welcomed the 101st Rose Queen Louise Deser Siskel, and the Royal Court to the Villa for the Annual Rose Queen’s Luncheon held in their honor. There were over 100 guests in attendance. As guests arrived they were greeted by distinguished members of the Shakespeare Club and Tournament Officials. During the reception hour, attendees were offered a glass of Champagne or Rose Scented Lemonade and enjoyed tray passed hors d’oeuvres while listening to live piano music and conversing with the Royal Court and Tournament Officials.The luncheon and program were commenced by Anne David, Vice-President of the Shakespeare Club. Mrs. David welcomed the guests and presented the Queen and Court with rose charm necklaces which has been a traditional gift from the Club. One of the highlights of the afternoon was to hear from each princess and the Rose Queen, share with guests, what the theme of “The Melody of Life” meant to them. Ms. Laura Farber, Incoming Tournament President shared her personal journey and aspirations on the theme of “The Power of Hope” for the 2020 Rose Parade.The Queen and Court luncheon, held yearly at the Club, has been a tradition since 1952. One of the oldest traditions of The Shakespeare Club is its association with the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, which began in 1897, by contributing prizes and serving picnic lunches in the Tournament Park to visitors. The Shakespeare Club’s first float in the 1906 parade was a rose decorated carriage followed by four prize-winning floats in the years 1929 through 1932.Today, The Shakespeare Club continues its outstanding tradition of service to the community through its scholarship program for Pasadena high-school seniors and providing clothing and toys for disadvantaged children at Christmas time.last_img read more

#WATCH #GE16 Niall Collins tops Limerick county poll crediting party’s ‘hard…

first_imgFacebook Niall Collins Linkedin TAGSfeaturedLimerick General Electionniall collins Minister Collins welcomes €418,662 in Limerick outdoor funding Taiwanese Community Donate PPE to Rathfredagh Cheshire Home RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement Print Previous articleShannon aviation gatheringNext article#GE16 first count results from Limerick constituencies Staff Reporter Twitter Collins confirms €390k from third tranche of COVID-19 Stability Funding Andrew [email protected] at the Limerick count centre at the University of Limerick Sports Arean, Fianna Fail General Election candidate and Limerick County constituency poll topper Niall Collins has said that that the “hard work” done between elections has paid off for his party who have almost doubled their candidate return in Friday’s election.With all boxes opened and tallied in the county constituency, Collins returned with 12,085 first preference votes  with the likely quota set at 10,977.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 65 per cent of the electorate turned out for Friday’s election and gave the outgoing TD 28 per cent of the vote.Fine Gael candidates Patrick O’Donovan, a sitting TD in the constituency and his party stablemate and local councillor Tom Neville have taken a combined 37 per cent of the first preference votes.Deputy O’Donovan has so far returned almost 8,500 first preference votes while Cllr Neville, son of outgoing TD Dan Neville, is sitting in third place with just under 8,000.In a constituency where transfers are still likely to decide the final order, Independent candidate Emmett O’Brien is still not out of the running despite a tallied first preference gap of in the region of 2,500 votes. NewsBreaking news#WATCH #GE16 Niall Collins tops Limerick county poll crediting party’s ‘hard work’By Staff Reporter – February 27, 2016 713 Email Collins welcomes his appointment as Minister of State No vaccines in Limerick yet last_img read more

Gov’t Mule Brings Out Singers, Horns, Soulive & More During Island Exodus Night Two

first_imgFor the second night running, Gov’t Mule brought some pure guest-fueled fun to the shores of Runaway Bay in Jamaica. The band ultimately put down three sets, and though some were shortened by heavy rains in the area, nothing could thwart the pure rock and roll energy of the headlining band.The show’s opening set that came packed with covers of The Beatles, ZZ Top, and David Bowie as the first three songs, as well as a big version of “Mule” with saxophonist Ron Holloway in the mix. Set two would feature more special guests, including Nicki Bluhm for a pair of songs and some guitarwork from Marcus King on a cover of “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Watch Mule’s video of “Simple Man” below.After cutting the second set short during Bluhm’s performance of “Somebody To Love,” the band returned with a third set post-rain delay. After “Birth Of The Mule” with Holloway, the band welcomed out the Island Exodus Singers, Island Exodus Horns, Neal Evans, Alan Evans and Jack Ryan for a performance of the P-Funk classic “Flash Light.” They kept the energy going on “Pass The Peas,” though the Singers left the stage for the instrumental tune by The JBs. In their stead came Eric Krasno, completing the lineup for Soulive on stage with Gov’t Mule.Krasno would stay on stage for “Mountain Jam,” where guitarist Marcus King lent a hand to the Allman Brothers’ classic instrumental. Unfortunately, the mountains were no match for the rains, which returned to ultimately cut short the show without an encore.Check out the full setlist below, courtesy of Gov’t Mule.Setlist: Gov’t Mule | Island Exodus 8 | Runaway Bay, St. Ann Parish, Jamaica | 1/15/17Set 1:And Your Bird Can SingJust Got PaidRebel RebelThelonius BeckDolphineus >Painted Silver Light >Child Of The EarthGame Face with Birdland teaseCapturedMule with Ron Holloway, Jungle Boogie/Getaway teasesSet 2:Mr. High & MightySteppin’ Lightly (Reggae Version)Simple Man with Marcus KingWild Horses with Nicki BluhmSomebody To Love with Nicki Bluhm***Set ended due to rain.***Set 3:Birth Of The Mule with Ron HollowayFlash Light > with Island Exodus Singers, Island Exodus Horns, Neal Evans, Alan Evans, & Jack RyanPass The Peas with Island Exodus Horns, Neal Evans, Alan Evans, Eric Krasno & Jack RyanMountain Jam with Marcus King, Eric Krasno & Jack Ryan***There was no encore due to more rain.***Island Exodus Singers (Nicki Bluhm, Machan Taylor, Mini Carlsson & Debrissa McKinney)Island Exodus Horns (Ron Holloway, Justin Johnson & Dean Mitchell)last_img read more

Trojans have nothing to be ashamed of

first_imgMarch is sneaky.The other day, it crept up behind me more quietly than Elmer Fudd, tapped me on my opposite shoulder and then laughed as I looked the other way.I couldn’t help but smile, as I was finally reunited with my good buddy.We walked to class together and discussed many things. I caught a whiff of spring break as we ventured past the lovely ladies of McCarthy Quad, sunbathing so that they are tan by spring break. I felt the presence of baseball as we caught a glimpse of Dedeaux Field. We joked that March’s step-sister, February, was saved by the glass slipper of the Olympics.But mostly we reminisced about the best times we’ve had in the past and the new memories we will create this year with the NCAA basketball tournament.March couldn’t contain its excitement when discussing how basketball has become relevant again on Tommy Trojan’s campus. We relived one of the best games of the tournament last year: USC’s close loss to eventual runner-up Michigan State in the second round.When I reminded March that USC won’t be in the tournament this year, it lowered its eyes and looked to the ground.That’s when it hit me. Even though USC inflicted self-harm by banning itself from any postseason play this year, this current team has nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, when the Trojans walk off the court for the last time this season at around 1 p.m. Saturday in Tuscon, Ariz., they should hold their heads high.This group of players — a collection of castoffs, transfers, role players and rappers — performed more admirably than anybody expected.After losing its coach and top three core players over the summer, USC was written off as an easy win on almost every Pac-10 team’s calendar. The Trojans were projected to finish ninth in the Pac-10 and last in sympathy points.It looked that way early, with an embarrassing home loss to Loyola Marymount and blowouts at the hands of Texas and Georgia Tech.Then, something straight out a Disney movie happened. The Trojans started winning. Not just winning but smothering ranked opponents with their asphyxiating defense.That eight-game win streak in December gave the team and the entire school hope for something that seemed impossible just a few weeks before.It was all thanks to the basketball team’s own Trojan Horse. Hidden amid the USC roster was Mike Gerrity, a scrappy guard formerly of Pepperdine and Charlotte. He kept schooling the five-star recruits of Tennessee and Arizona and they kept following his every dribble.Gerrity, a senior, led the Trojan Fever fans on that remarkable run. After the dismemberment of No. 9 Tennessee, the steady wins over St. Mary’s and No. 20 UNLV and the solid 2-0 start to Pac-10 play, it seemed as if the Trojans were bound to overcome the Mt. Vesuvius-sized odds and make the NCAA tournament.Then Mt. Vesiuvius erupted.Jan. 3, 2010 might go down as the saddest and darkest Sunday in USC basketball history. With one quick statement by Athletic Director Mike Garrett, the dreams of players who put in hours upon hours of conditioning, weight lifting, sprints and jump shots (well, maybe not so much the jump shots part — USC ranks 325th out of 334 Division-I teams in scoring offense) were cut apart as easily as a sharp knife slices through a tender rib eye.“I hope I don’t ever have to do that again because when you break young people’s dreams and hearts that’s hard to do,” USC coach Kevin O’Neill said the day after he had to inform his players of the sanctions.USC lost its first game after the announcement — a one-point loss to Stanford. Nobody would have blamed them if they went on to lose the rest of their games and finish 10th in the Pac-10. If they couldn’t be in the tournament, what was the point of playing anymore?It turns out, even though wins and losses technically didn’t matter, the players still found that they could enjoy themselves on the court. They beat the Pac-10 leader, Cal, and the team many predicted to join the Golden Bears in the tournament, Washington.“To play against a team that knows they’re playing for nothing and can’t go to a tournament, they’re just out there having fun,” Washington junior guard Venoy Overton said after USC beat the Huskies in January.Then there was something that O.J. Mayo, DeMar DeRozan and Tim Floyd never did — sweep UCLA.As it sits now, USC is fourth in the Pac-10 and could finish as high as second if it wins out this weekend. The Trojans have been getting respect nationally for their defense as they rank third in the country in scoring defense.With these numbers, some people might feel USC deserves to go to the Big Dance. Because of past events, that won’t happen, but it’s not because of a lack of effort, heart and desire shown by the current team.“Spittin’ Sports” runs Wednesdays. To comment on this article, visit or e-mail Kenny at [email protected]last_img read more