French court bans Reporters Without Borders from using photo of dead Cuban leader “Che” Guevara

first_img Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet October 12, 2018 Find out more News A Paris court today banned Reporters Without Borders and the French advertising agency Rampazzo from using a world-famous photo of Cuban guerrilla leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara wearing a beret with a red star on it. The organisation warned that if it did not lodge an appeal, it would find new ways to publicise the plight of the 30 journalists currently imprisoned in Cuba and try to win their release. RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Organisation A Paris court today banned Reporters Without Borders and the French advertising agency Rampazzo from using a world-famous photo of Cuban guerrilla leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara wearing a beret with a red star on it. The ban was at the request of Diane Diaz Lopez, daughter and heir of the late Cuban photographer Alberto Diaz Gutierrez, known as Korda, who took the picture. “We deplore this court decision, which plays into the hands of the Cuban authorities,” said the organisation’s secretary-general, Robert Ménard. “We especially regret that the complaint against us, which concerns the principle of the right to use photos, did not include discussion of the broader issue of the appalling state of press freedom and human rights in Cuba.” The grounds for the ban would be examined before a decision to appeal was made.He said the organisation would obey the ban and suspend a planned 8-22 July poster campaign using the photo. But he he warned that if it did not lodge an appeal, it would find new ways to publicise the plight of the 30 journalists currently imprisoned in Cuba and try to win their release.The judge who issued the ban set a fine of 200 euros for every time it was infringed and said the photo must be removed from the Reporters Without Borders website. The organisation was ordered to pay 1,000 euros in damages to the plaintiff as well as 1,000 euros in costs. However the judge refused Mrs Diaz Lopez’ request for the verdict to be published at Reporters Without Borders’ expense in five French national daily papers and on its website.The lawsuit had sought to “stop publication, distribution and sale” of the photo which was to have been used in a poster campaign about lack of press freedom in Cuba aimed at the 120,000 or so French people who each year go on holiday to Cuba, drawn by the sun, the beaches or the legend of the Cuban Revolution. The planned campaign poster showed Guevara’s face superimposed on a famous image of a policeman brandishing a truncheon and a shield that became famous in the 1968 student uprising in France. The caption said: “Welcome to Cuba, the world’s biggest prison for journalists.”Behind the ideology of the Cuban revolution, which still inspires many tourists, is the reality of a totalitarian regime which uses the image of “Che” in an effort to legitimise repression. The poster also shows how a revolution that inspired a entire generation in the 1960s has now turned into what that generation most detested – a police state. Mrs Diaz Lopez said Reporters Without Borders could not “plead press freedom to distort Korda’s work for their political and advertising purposes.” Korda’s photograph of Che in Havana in 1960 “represented and still represents a symbol of struggle and the future for the Cuban people,” she said. The Cuban government launched a nationwide crackdown on 18 March in which 75 dissidents were rounded up and sentenced to prison terms of up to 28 years each for “undermining the unity and sovereignty of the state” or its “independence.” They included 26 independent journalists who joined four others already in jail. Cuba thus became the world’s biggest prison for journalists. The heavy punishment of these journalists who have challenged the state’s monopoly of information has been extended by sending them to prisons hundreds of miles from their homes, restricting visits from their families and keeping them in bad conditions of detention. CubaAmericas RSF_en to go further Follow the news on Cuba CubaAmericas New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council October 15, 2020 Find out more May 6, 2020 Find out more News July 9, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French court bans Reporters Without Borders from using photo of dead Cuban leader “Che” Guevara News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

Tyre maker CEAT to be title sponsor of Ultimate Table Tennis

first_imgMumbai, Jul 4 (PTI) Indias leading tyre manufacturing brand and flagship company of RPG Enterprises, CEAT, has come on board as the title sponsor of the inaugural edition of Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) to be held later this month.With this new association, the league will be called CEAT UTT, said a media release from the company today.”Table tennis is a very dynamic sport and we are very happy to come on board as the title sponsor for Ultimate Table Tennis which has the potential to revolutionise the sport in India,” stated Anant Goenka, Managing Director, CEAT Ltd.Apart from the title sponsorship, CEAT would continue to help the players in different ways like they do with other Indian sports.”CEAT has been actively involved with various other sports in India for a while now and we are very grateful to them for coming on board as the title sponsor. This is another boost in our endeavour to bring about a revolution in table tennis and help the sport grow to greater echelons in India,” said Vita Dani, owner of UTT.UTT will commence on July 13 in Chennai, then will move to Delhi from July 21 leading to the two semi-finals and final to be held here from July 26-30.The league will have 24 of the best Indians as well as 24 world-class international players competing against one another through six clubs.Each club will have eight players ? four men and as many women – with an equal mix of overseas and Indian players, apart from a foreign and an Indian coach. PTI SSR RSYadvertisementlast_img read more

11 days ago​West Ham move to consolidate their esports presence

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​West Ham move to consolidate their esports presenceby Ian Ferris11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham United have signed a two-year partnership with esports agency Bundled as the club bid to grow their presence in the competitive gaming sector, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.The Premier League team were the first soccer club in the UK to sign a professional gamer after employing Sean ‘Dragoon’ Allen in 2016 to compete in EA Sports’ FIFA tournaments. They also held their own competition for the soccer simulation at their London Stadium home in a collaboration with investment partner Basset & Gold, with the winner taking home UK£10,000 (US$12,600) last November.Now the East London outfit are stepping up their esports efforts with Bundled. The agency provides various services in the industry, from organising gaming events, to creating innovative digital content, coaching and performance management of professional esports players. The company also represents the interests of more than 30 professional FIFA esports players.As part of the agreement, West Ham unveiled two new FIFA players; ‘Yago’ Gabriel Fernandez and ‘Jas’ Singh. Both will join current Hammers player Jamie ‘Jamboo’ Rigden for the 2019/20 FIFA season.Karim Virani, West Ham’s digital and commercial director, said: “The club has always been proactive and one of the pioneers in the esports arena, and this partnership is another step on our journey.”Bundled is a forward-thinking, dynamic company who are passionate about the esports space, and will help us to continue to grow and be one of the leading Premier League clubs going into this FIFA season and beyond.” last_img read more

This Fan-Made Texas A&M Hype Video Will Have All Aggies Ready For The 2015 Season

first_imgTexas A&M player makes a difficult catch.YouTube/Tamuhighlights WhoopLast season was an interesting one in College Station. Texas A&M opened the season by blowing the doors off of its opponents, but the Aggies were inconsistent as the year went along. A&M did close the season with some gritty performances, including a big win over Auburn and a Liberty Bowl victory over West Virginia. After a tremendous recruiting period, and some coaching staff shakeups that should help improve a lackluster defense, the Aggies have some serious momentum heading into 2015.YouTube user Tamuhighlights summed up the off-season, and the excitement heading into 2015, incredibly well with this hype video. You’ll be ready to run through a brick wall after this one, Aggie fans.last_img read more

Hold Parents Accountable for School Failure – Senator Morris

first_imgPresident of the Senate, Hon. Floyd Morris, says that parents must be held accountable for the poor performance of their children in school.He made the call, as he delivered the keynote address at the 21st staging of the Montego Co-operative Credit Union Schools’ Academic Championship Quiz, held on Wednesday, June 26, at the Montego Bay Civic Centre in St. James.According to Senator Morris, parents are not providing the necessary supervision and support of their children’s studies, in order for the country to realize the returns from the billions of dollars invested in education each year, and they should be “brought to book”.“This year alone, the Government is spending approximately $77 billion, and when you match that with what is being done by private sector companies, I am certain that the figure for education is running well over $100 billion…but, I don’t believe that we are getting the type of returns that we should be getting,” he stated.“I believe that the necessary support systems that are supposed to be in place are not there. I am very disappointed with the sort of parental support that is being given to the education of our children. How can a parent have a child at home and that child traverse primary school and high school, graduate from both institutions, but is not able to read and write? It must be poor parental supervision that is contributing to such a situation,” the Senator said.Citing his own experience, Senator Morris said that being blind did not prevent him from earning two degrees and to now be pursuing a doctorate, as his mother instilled in him the value of education. He said that similarly, parents and students need to take education seriously.Stating that lack of financial resources should not be an excuse for poor academic performance, he said the Government is spending over $4 billion through the Programme for Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), to provide assistance for needy children, and is also paying for some subjects in external examinations.“In my days, I never had the access to those offerings. No book rental, no school feeding programme, no PATH programme. Yet I see some children step out of their homes to the roadway, and a little rain drizzle, and they not going to school. We have to change that attitude and approach towards education in our country,” he stated.“I see Government paying for the four or five subjects for children at the secondary level, and students don’t turn up to do the exams. I can’t believe what is happening in our country with our parents when it comes on to the supervision of their children. It cannot be fair that taxpayers are subsidising the education of the nation’s children, but yet still we are not getting the effort of ensuring that the students go and do the exams,” he lamented.Contact: Garfield L. Anguslast_img read more

Grammy Museum set to open its new site in Newark next month

first_imgNEWARK, N.J. – The Grammy Museum is about to open its new location in New Jersey.NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/2fgmDyO ) that the 8,200-square-foot Grammy Museum Experience at the Prudential Center arena in Newark will open Oct. 20.The museum will include a section dedicated to New Jersey musicians such as Whitney Houston and Bruce Springsteen. It also will have a fashion section with outfits worn by Michael Jackson and Jennifer Lopez.The Los Angeles-based museum says the New Jersey location will be the first on the East Coast. Other locations include Cleveland, Mississippi, and Nashville, Tennessee.The museum will be open six days a week, with tickets ranging between $9 and $12.___This story has been corrected to show there is a Grammy museum in Cleveland, Mississippi, not Cleveland, Ohio.last_img read more

Sunny Side Up

first_imgYou have worked for seven years in the industry. What were your perceptions about the Hindi film industry before you became a part of it, and how much has it changed over the years? My perceptions about the film industry were in line with the picture that my parents had painted for me. We saw a girl wearing a mini-skirt in the movies, but I was not allowed to wear a mini-skirt. When you are entering a new entertainment industry, it is always very, very different. It is completely different from your perception of what it is actually going to be like. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold SchwarzeneggerI also think that people’s perception of me is not always correct and my perceptions, obviously, were not correct either. I thought everybody was going to hate me and I would not be able to work here. I thought I would work here for a couple of weeks and then fly back to the US. But I am still here! (Laughs) Your last film, Tera Intezaar, released in 2017. Was it a deliberate decision to stay away from films in the last two years because you wanted to concentrate on your digital project, Karenjit Kaur? Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap upWell, that did take up a lot of time and energy. It was not something that was done on purpose; it just happened that way. I also came up with my cosmetic line. There are so many other things that Daniel (Weber) and I do, that my team does, other than films. After the last few films, Daniel and I thought let us stop for a second and evaluate some of the wrong decisions we may have taken. We only have each other; we have no one else helping us and the options out there are not always as vast for us as they may be for someone who comes from a film background or for someone who is really amazing at being a social butterfly (Laughs). They are so social and good at meeting people! I am not that person. I try to be but I fail at it miserably. I have a few films that are going to come out this year, for which I will start shooting. So, we will see how it goes! What made you think you were going wrong somewhere? The box office numbers! It is very simple. I am a numbers person; I always have been. When certain things were not working out, I wanted to look at why they were not. I believe that most actors know if their films are going to work. It’s a feeling you get. We had no idea what was going wrong. Like I said, I have no one who could tell me about the person I should be going to. There are times when people say they are going to do something but they deliver something completely different. What I read on paper and what I then see as a film are very different from each other. That is something I cannot control. As a person, as a human being and as an actor, I have to believe that the people I am working with have the same intentions as I do, the same goals that I want to achieve, and have genuine intentions to make something amazing. I am not the producer; I am the actor that you have hired, who believes that a story is nice when read on paper before someone gives an elaborate, detailed narration. Sometimes, a narration is completely different from the story that I read (Chuckles). This is fair enough because some people are great storytellers but that does not always necessarily translate into something that looks good as a film. So you have experienced a sad Friday? I have had many. If nothing else, I have learnt so much from some of my choices of films but, more than anything else, what has come from the good and the bad or the sad Friday and a happy Friday, is so much more. Between all the businesses and things that Daniel and I have our hands in, there have been so many positive things that I can say. There have been many more good Fridays than sad ones. (Smiles). So, coming to Karenjit Kaur, was it emotionally taxing to bring your personal story out into the public domain? Oh, absolutely! It was not easy. But when I read it on paper, I felt it would not be all that tough. All stories that are in both these seasons are real stories. Those are real things and situations. In a lot of different places, we have real dialogue. Those were the things that my family actually had said to me or I had said to them or conversations with my brother and friends. There are a lot of those conversations in the film that are real. I am not saying all of them are real but what I am saying is there are sections that stayed pretty much the same. Yes, it was extremely difficult. It was hard. It wasn’t fun. It took me a long time to snap out of it and not be depressed and sad. In between all that, I had three kids and, as a mother, you cannot be sad, upset or depressed around your kids. You cannot harbour feelings like that, especially when you are in front of them. There are times when all you want to do is crawl into a corner and cry at the end of the day. So, yeah, it was emotionally very draining.last_img read more

Wronged Moroccan Threatens to Renounce Citizenship

first_imgAgadir- According to the daily Al Massa , a Moroccan immigrant residing in France declared he would renounce the Moroccan citizenship in protest against the juridical system, which hasn’t executed the verdict pronounced in his favor since 1997.The case he won was regarding two parcels of land that had been unlawfully taken over by a group of people in Casablanca. Mr. Rafei Ben Abdallah has exhausted every possibly and peaceful attempt to retrieve his land, to no avail.One of the occupying residents had menaced to burn himself, his children and house should he be  evicted. Rafei said he struggled for 17 years, wrote to all responsible authorities, including the Ministry of Justice, and Hassan II Association for Immigrants, and still has not been able to effectuate the court order. On December 24. 2012, the court of first instance has issued an order mobilizing concerned authorities to the affected site, in order to evacuate the Rafei’s property, but the task was not completed.Ben Abdallah expressed that he has been affected mentally and financially, as his case dragged on unnecessarily . He also insisted on his suspicions that an unknown party must have interest in keeping the situation as is, and called for justice to take effect. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Womens Basketball Ohio State going for fourthstraight win against Rutgers

Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell (3) dribbles past defenders in the second quarter against Michigan State on Jan. 27 at the Schottenstein Center. The Buckeyes beat the Spartans 78-62. Credit: Alyssia Graves | Assistant Sports DirectorThe No. 13 Ohio State women’s basketball team (19-5, 8-3 Big Ten) has bounced back from a three-game losing streak with three wins in a row. Despite the recent success, the Buckeyes face a formidable opponent in Rutgers (18-7, 6-5 Big Ten) at 7 p.m. Thursday for a chance to win their fourth straight game.During their three-game win streak, the Buckeyes have averaged 17.6 assists per game, three higher than their season average. Their ball movement has improved after a rough stretch earlier in the season and will be a focal point heading into the matchup against the Scarlet Knights, who create a conference-leading 12.5 steals per game.The matchup features one of the Big Ten’s top offenses facing the top defense. Ohio State is ranked first in the conference when it comes to scoring with 86 points per game, while defensively Rutgers’ stingy defense allowed 57.1 points per game. The Buckeyes will try to limit the production of Rutgers senior guard Tyler Scaife, who missed last season due to open-heart surgery. Scaife leads the team in scoring with 19.2 points per game. Rutgers does not have another player who averages more than 7.2 points per game.“They have some really talented players. Scaife is one of the best perimeter players in the country; they have other kids playing well,” Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff said.Rutgers previously lost four straight games before upsetting then-No. 13 Michigan. While their conference record shows otherwise, the Scarlet Knights are not a team to be taken lightly. McGuff said limiting Scaife will be a priority, but emphasized the importance of playing strong team defense.“Really talented, great defensive team, they got a lot of athletic ability,” McGuff said. “Sometimes we can overwhelm people with speed, quickness and athletic ability, but that’s not going to be the case on Thursday.”In its last game, Rutgers was able to pull off a 63-56 win against Michigan, a team Ohio State has struggled against in two meetings this season. Ohio State won in overtime at Michigan, but lost on its home floor a week later.Thursday’s matchup will be the only matchup between Rutgers and Ohio State this season, and their first meeting since Ohio State’s 28-point win last February.Ohio State will lean on seniors Kelsey Mitchell and Stephanie Mavunga against the Scarlet Knights. Mitchell leads the Big Ten with 24.5 points per game, while Mavunga averages a double-double with 15.8 points per game and 10.8 rebounds per game.Injury hampers rotationRedshirt junior forward Makayla Waterman sustained a neck injury in the third quarter of Saturday’s game against Wisconsin. She was carted off the court and taken to a local hospital. Waterman has since been released from the hospital and is back with the team. After initially being put in a neck brace for precautionary reasons, Waterman said she was told she had no structural damage to her vertebrae and could remove the brace. McGuff said she is now day-to-day with a stiff neck. She said she is prioritizing her range of motion and doing her best to loosen up and get back with the team.Ohio State is already challenged with depth, given it plays a tight eight-player rotation. With the lack of depth, an injury to Waterman will be noticeable and she will be missed on the court. Waterman, who plays almost 17 minutes per game, is fourth on the team in rebounds with 3.9 per game and assists with 1.3 per game. read more