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Who will dare talk to the media after another whistleblower is jailed?

first_img June 7, 2021 Find out more RSF_en WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Organisation Related documents WhistleblowersPDF – 86.53 KB Reporters Without Borders is disturbed to learn that former FBI agent Donald Sachtleben was sentenced to three and a half years in prison yesterday for revealing to an Associated Press reporter how the CIA foiled a plot to blow up an airliner flying from Yemen to the United States.After the AP published a report based on Sachtleben’s information in early 2012, the Department of Justice secretly seized the records of 20 of the news agency’s phone lines as part of its efforts to identify the source of the leak.“The aim of the US government’s use of mass surveillance and its pursuit whistleblowers it to prevent the leaking of information about national security even when there is a clear public interest in this information being made known,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Who will now dare talk to the media on such a crucial subject? And, after this, how could journalists covering this subject count on the limited protection offered by a federal shield law? Sachtleben’s conviction is part of a global intimidation strategy that obstructs freedom of information and the public’s right to know.”An explosives expert who worked for the FBI from 1983 to 2008, Sachtleben pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing and disclosing secret information. The federal court also sentenced him to an additional eight years in prison on an unrelated charge of distributing pornographic images of underage girls.Sachtleben is the third whistleblower to be convicted and sentenced this year, following Bradley Manning in August and former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who was sentenced to 30 months in prison on 25 January on a charge of revealing classified information for telling about the use of torture against terrorism subjects during the Bush administration.Read below Reporters Without Borders’ written submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council about whistleblowers. Follow the news on United States United StatesAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News to go further Receive email alerts News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says April 28, 2021 Find out more News November 15, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Who will dare talk to the media after another whistleblower is jailed? June 3, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas News Help by sharing this information last_img read more


Donegal linked US congressman concerned for future US/Ireland relations

first_img Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Previous articleCllr McBrearty formally added to Fine Gael ticketNext article49 year old arrested in Strabane as part of INLA investigation admin Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – April 17, 2019 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook A US Congressman says he hopes a solution can be found to normalise the status of the tens of thousands of Irish people living in the Unites States undocumented.Brendan Boyle, whose father is from Glencolmcille was speaking to Highland Radio as part of a Congressional delegation on a visit to Ireland today.Led by US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, the group has been impressing the importance of the Good Friday Agreement being respected in the brexit process.Congressman Boyle, who is the only member of Congress with an Irish born parent, says he is hopeful a solution on the undocumented can be found:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BrendanBoyle.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Donegal linked US congressman concerned for future US/Ireland relations WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more


Dillon Maggard In His Last Meet as a Utah State Aggie Track competitor

first_img Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDES MOINES, Iowa-Sunday, Utah State legendary track and field and cross country athlete Dillon Maggard competes as an Aggie for the last time as he contends for the men’s 5000-meter run title at the USATF Championships at Des Moines, Iowa.The decorated 9-time All-American for the Aggies qualified for this event at the championship meet by running a 13:30.02 at the Payton Invitational May 3 at Palo Alto, Calif.The Kirkland, Wash. native’s nine All-American awards tie James Parker for the most in USU history. Parker represented the U.S. at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens in the hammer as well as at the 2005 World Championships at Helsinki. June 22, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dillon Maggard In His Last Meet as a Utah State Aggie Track competitor Tags: 5000 meter run/Dillon Maggard/James Parker/Payton Invitational/USATF Championshipslast_img read more


Archaeology class travels to Ireland

first_imgExplore Celtic Iron Age ruins? Check. Examine six-thousand-year-old Neolithic agricultural land? Check. Survive a gale that suspended the ferry system? Check. Rain or shine, 12 Notre Dame students in the Archaeology of Ireland class ventured out each day during Fall Break to study the interdisciplinary facets of archaeology in coastal Ireland. Professor Ian Kuijt, who has taught the course for the past five years, said the trip offered students an experience of the country far more intensive than that available to casual visitors. “[There is] an adaptive, spontaneous aspect to it. You see sites off the beaten track, not ones you’d take a tourist bus to,” Kuijt said. “Most are in remote locations and [students] probably won’t ever see them again.” Kuijt planned this year’s trip in collaboration with Director of Irish Studies Chris Fox and received funding from Richard Sweetman, ’58. Kuijt, accompanied by John O’Neill, a professor at Ireland’s Carlow College, led students in exploring five to eight sites each day. Each student took charge of a site, preparing a tour with write-ups and maps. “When we went to the site, [the student site leader] had to wear a very attractive red safety vest and give a tour for 30 to 40 minutes. They were essentially in charge of that educational moment,” Kuijt said. “That person always got to go on the site first, because it was theirs.” Some of the sites included areas where Kuijt had done archeological surveys in the past, including Omey Island and Inisbofin. Kuijt and his students were prevented from visiting one of their planned sites by an intense gale that shut down the necessary ferry. Kuijt said the students dealt well with the severe weather conditions. “We went out in full rain gear but were getting sunburned on our faces and hands. It’s the roughest I’ve seen it in five years,” he said. “But they took great advantage of it in good spirits, which isn’t something all people can do.” Junior Ryan Lion said the opportunity to employ the skills and knowledge he learned in class made the trip worth the difficult weather and sparse sleep. “Archeology lets you contextualize a period. You can read about it and have it ingrained in you, but when you actually stand in the remains of a building from the sixth century, it really impacts you,” he said. “It was really active, involved learning.” Lion said he was drawn to the Portumna Workhouse site because of his interest in health. “It provided information on the health of Irish workhouses and the diseases affecting the people living in them at that time. People suffered from cholera and typhoid,” he said. “The infirmary was understaffed and even those few workers lacked a medical background.” Lion and his classmates wrote papers and constructed posters on the sites they visited. He said the students’ firsthand experiences of the sites will enrich their projects more than traditional research. “We’ll do a lot of secondary research for the papers and posters, including statistics and any reading relevant to the topic,” he said, “but primary observation is important for insight ­— we’re not just spitting out academic blurbs.” Once the posters are completed, Kuijt said they will be exhibited at Flanner Hall, where they will be judged by an Irish researcher. Beyond the expanded knowledge about Irish culture and archeology, Kuijt said the students will benefit from the development of communication and presentation skills required by the projects associated with the trip. “They get this local experience, a hidden Ireland with some zany instructors, but they get a whole range of transportable skills as well,” he said. “That’s what’s paying off.” Lion said the trip offered an understanding of the course’s subject beyond what he could learn from lectures or textbooks. “We got to think like archeologists rather than just reading about it,” he said. “I just loved having the chance to learn about the unique identity of Irish culture and how diverse it is within its own national boundary.”last_img read more