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10 radio stations closed down

first_img Reporters Without Borders protested today against the closure of 10 independent radio stations in Niger for supposedly bureaucratic reasons and called for harassment of the country’s media to stop.The state communications council, the CSC, told the stations to cease broadcasting on 25 September, but all said they would defy the order and stay on the air.Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard called on the Niger government to immediately lift the suspensions, release Ibrahim Souley, editor of the weekly L’Enquêteur, who has been in jail since 13 September, and reaffirm its commitment to press freedom.The CSC cancelled the broadcasting licences of the 10 privately-owned stations, saying they were improperly issued. The CSC’s current members are challenging decisions taken by their predecessors. Among the stations affected are Horizon FM, Sahara FM, Saraounia FM and Radio Madiana.Souley was arrested on 13 September and jailed in Niamey prison three days later. The state prosecutor had complained of an article in issue 169 of the paper accusing the government of contributing to the sudden wealth of local businessman Djibo Zakou. It reported that business people from eastern Niger were angry that Zakou, who comes from the western part of the country, had got “juicy contracts.” September 29, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 10 radio stations closed down November 27, 2020 Find out more NigerAfrica RSF_en News Niger: Two journalists arrested in disturbing setback for press freedom The conviction of Niger newspaper editor Moussa Aksar is an attack on investigative journalism Help by sharing this information News May 11, 2021 Find out more The state communications council ordered 10 independent radio stations to shut down on 25 September. Reporters Without Borders denounced the move as repressive and called for the government to declare its commitment to press freedom. Follow the news on Niger NigerAfrica Receive email alerts Reports News to go further July 16, 2020 Find out more Organisation The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africalast_img read more


Superfan with Kohli’s records tattooed on his body recalls ‘special moment’ with skipper

first_imgREAD | Dale Steyn Answers Who Would Win A Sprint Race Between Him And MS Dhoni “In the last three games, including the one at Wankhede and first two ODIs (of this series), we’ve batted well in the first half. Batting second isn’t an issue, we’re one of the top sides, if not the best while chasing. As a captain, nice to see the way we’ve batted first after losing the toss. It shows we’re not reliant on the toss,” Kohli said after the match. First Published: 22nd December, 2019 09:47 IST For a long time now, Indian cricket has seen a steady rise in the hardcore fan following and increasingly over the years, there have been players featuring the likes of MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh who have super fans. Indian skipper Virat Kohli had long joined the long list of Indian players who have an enormous fan following, with many looking up to the skipper as a role model. There have been multiple instances where cricketers have stepped out of their way and have interacted with these super fans. Virat Kohli, who is known to be very affectionate with his fans, had last greeted the 78-year-old superfan during the World Cup and had won hearts from all over. This time the Indian skipper met a fan after the pre-match press conference, in October after India’s game against South Africa, who had Virat Kohli’s jersey tattooed on his body, a sight that left the Indian skipper amused. Virat Kohli hugged the fan and was also seen closely observing the tattoos on the fan’s body.  READ | Dale Steyn Describes His Battle With Sachin Tendulkar In 2010 At Cape Town In One Word’Special moment’ As India head to Cuttack to play the decider against the West Indies, King Kohli’s 31-year-old superfan Pintu Behra is more than just excited to see his superstar in action. The superfan recalled the special moment with Virat Kohli earlier in October and revealed that he was an ardent fan of skipper Kohli largely due to his batting style, as told to ANI. Behra revealed that he had saved up money to make tattoos of Kohli’s records on his body and he did as a mark of respect for the batting maestro. The superfan said that while he attended all the matches played by the Men in Blue at home, he wished to watch India play at overseas and hoped that it would happen someday. READ | Proteas Pacer Dale Steyn Picks The Best Test Bowling Unit In The World Currently’We are one of the top sides’ Written By LIVE TV READ | Dale Steyn Picks The Best Fast-bowler And Batsmen In World; States His Mission For IPL FOLLOW UScenter_img WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Koushik Narayanan Last Updated: 22nd December, 2019 09:47 IST Superfan With Kohli’s Records Tattooed On His Body Recalls ‘special Moment’ With Skipper As India head to Cuttack to play the decider against the West Indies, King Kohli’s 31-year-old superfan Pintu Behra is more than just excited to see Kohli play “It’s always good to get 40-50 extra and we want to bat the opposition out of the game. Rohit and KL were outstanding, the opening partnership set it up. Shreyas and Rishabh, the way they played, was outstanding,” he added. SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more


SBC’s On The Ball – International insight

first_img IGT ‘prudent on recovery’ as company absorbs H1 losses of $291m August 4, 2020 Federal or provincial… Canada stuck at regulatory crossroads July 15, 2020 Canada’s sports betting hearings threatened by Trudeau’s ’emergency recess’  August 24, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share StumbleUpon Share The Russian World Cup kicked off in style yesterday evening, with the hosts taking apart an amateur looking Saudi Arabia side, in front of a jubilant Moscow crowd. To mark the commencing of football’s showpiece event, this edition of On The Ball aims to give a greater insight into some international stories, analysing the 2026 World Cup, as well as looking at some positive news for PSG’s Qatari owners.2026 World Cup heads to North America Just prior to the World Cup opening ceremony, FIFA announced that a joint bid from The USA, Canada and Mexico had been chosen over Morocco, to host the 2026 World Cup. Nonetheless, the current political climate between the three nations has served to hamper the united jubilation that would previously have been anticipated in the event of the bid being successful.It’s widely expected that the USA will host the vast majority of the tournament, with Canada and Mexico taking 10 games each. Additionally, it has been heavily touted that the final will be played at New York’s 82,500 capacity Met Life Stadium. Speaking on a conference call after it was announced that tournament will head to North America for the first time since 1994, United States Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro stated: “We believe that soccer … will become the preeminent sport in North America, and I am not just speaking for the U.S.”The UK ready to throw its hat back in the ring After the heartache of its 2008 and 2018 bid, it appears the English FA is ready to once again bid to become the host of the World Cup, as the race for the 2030 tournament begins. However, competition to host the 2030 tournament will be hotly contested, with Argentina and Uruguay looking for a nostalgic bid, 100 years after the two competed in the final. Australia will also be looking for redemption, after they felt equally as aggrieved as England in the aftermath of the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, as Qatar was awarded named the 2022 host over what was regarded as a strong Australia bid.  It’s also impossible to underestimate the strength of a China bid, especially given how much Chinese football has grown in recent years, with President Xi Jinping continually emphasising that it’s one if his key incentives to increase China’s influence in global football.Smarkets reveals heavy Brazilian backingAfter offering new customers the chance to follow a team during the tournament and get a £10 risk-free bet on each game their team plays, Smarkets has revealed who its users are backing to lift the Jules Rimet trophy in Moscow.The firm detailed 51% of sign-ups have chosen Brazil as their team, with Germany (23%), France (7%) and Spain (5%) the next most popular sides. England, at 4.3%, have been the fifth-most popular team.This is in stark contrast to the winner market being traded on the Smarkets platform, which has had over £10m in trading volume. Brazil’s latest decimal odds of 5.2 imply a 19% chance of success, with Germany (16%), Spain (13%) and France (12%) not far behind at all.Smarkets CEO Jason Trost said: “It’s interesting to see so many of our new users opting for Brazil over other strong nations like Germany, Spain and France in the Choose Your Team offer.“Perhaps there’s value to be had in Brazil’s available price on the exchange, given how strong they’ve been on the sign-up offer. Either way, we’re very excited to have plenty of money already being traded on the Smarkets platform.”French champions cleared of FFP breach After a host of high profile signings, French champion Paris Saint Germain have been cleared of by UEFA of breaching any Financial Fair Play rules. The investigation arose after the Qatari owned club smashed the transfer record to sign Brazilian superstar Neymar for €222m. However after an investigation, UEFA came to the conclusion that PSG “were in line with the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations”.The ruling will be a major relief to the club’s Qatari owners and the Qatari Football Federation, as the nation prepares to host the 2022 World Cuplast_img read more