“Media volatility and the risky regulation”

first_img News June 15, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Media volatility and the risky regulation” Receive email alerts RSF_en Organisation EcuadorAmericas Follow the news on Ecuador Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources Open publication – Free publishing – More ecuador June 15, 2020 Find out more Reports Help by sharing this information center_img Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Two months before Assange’s extradition hearing, RSF calls for his release on humanitarian grounds and for US Espionage Act charges to be dropped to go further Related documents Download the reportPDF – 779.65 KB News EcuadorAmericas News A communications law, promoted by President Rafael Correa, should begin its final reading on 18 June, after seven months of controversy within the national assembly and within the media profession.It was against this background that Reporters Without Borders took part in the forum, “Journalism Under Debate” at the San Francisco de Quito University on 7-8 May, organised by journalist and teacher Éric Samson, who is also our organisation’s correspondent in Ecuador. Interviews conducted here and on the sidelines of these two days of discussion provide the basis of the report we are releasing today. The press freedom landscape in Ecuador, in the light of the new law, is seen by many as characteristic of the Latin-American regional context involving sharp polarisation between a fledgling public press, seen as close to government and a privately owned media that is tendentious if not actually oppositional; volatile relations between these traditionally dominant private media and a progressive new government; a climate of unremitting “media war” with neither side ready for a truce. While this context does not a priori favour a consensus on the new law, it could at the same time present an opportunity to go beyond it. We accept that in principle the proposed Ecuadoran law genuinely aims to democratise the media scene. Most of those who contributed to this report, regardless of their political position, conceded the need for new and appropriate regulation. However, this report also reveals criticisms from both sides – and sometimes for the same reasons – about its practical application (types of sanctions, the composition of the planned Communication and Information Council, and the educational qualifications required to practise journalism). These criticisms sometimes overlap with our own. The law would be better if it deleted reference to “news likely to provoke social upheaval and disorder” among the very small amount of content it would seek to ban. These ideas are vague and would produce self-censorship. But above all our concerns rest less on the content of the law than on essential compensations without which its application could be compromised. Three of these seem to us essential:- The decriminalisation of the offences of “defamation and insult”” – A fair share of the benefit of official advertising concomitant with that of frequencies- Regulation of official announcements or messages, called “cadenas”, limiting their number and putting strict conditions on their compulsory broadcast on all channels as currently during the week. Instead of explaining policy, these “cadenas” have become through their form and their frequency instruments of aggressive propaganda – sometimes targeting the media or journalists – that reinforces polarisation. Here is one such, broadcast during our visit, on 7 May 2010, the background to which is explained in the report (subtitled in english) : April 10, 2020 Find out more December 24, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Rotary guest talks difference in the arts

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Email the author You Might Like A little bit of country PLAS students donned western wear Wednesday as part of homecoming activities By Jeb Sharp Rock stars and country folk have… read more Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Rotary guest talks difference in the arts Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories Sponsored Contentcenter_img Next Up“Everybody gets us confused,” she said. “I’ve gotten checks in the mail that were intended for the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center. It would be nice to have them but I send them where they were intended to go.”Blair told the Rotarians that the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center primarily promotes the visual arts and the Johnson Center for the Arts is its gallery venue.“The TAC’s main focus is for the performing arts,” she said. “We bring a variety of artistic performances to the Claudia Crosby Theater each year.” Elaine Blair, Troy Arts Council patrons’ chair, was the program guest at the Wednesday meeting of the Brundidge Rotary Club. Harry Sanders was the program host.Brundidge Rotarians now have a better understanding of what the Troy Arts Council is and what it’s not.Elaine Blair, TAC patrons chair, was the program guest of Harry Sanders at the Wednesday meeting of the Brundidge Rotary Club.Blair, laughingly, said that she would like to clear up the confusion that exists between the arts opportunities offered by the Troy Arts Council and the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center. By Jaine Treadwell “Being a non-profit organization has made a huge difference in our fund-raising efforts, Blair said. “We are eligible to receive federal and state funds. We receive funding from the city and the Pike County Commission, from grants, our patrons and our corporate sponsors.”Blair said it costs “big bucks” to bring nationally and internationally acclaimed performers to Troy.“And, we depend on our patrons’ support and our ticket sales to help bring these performances to Troy,” she said. “When you buy a ticket to a performance, you are supporting our young people, too.”Michael Kelsey, a world-class guitarist performed at the Crosby Theater Tuesday night.He also performed at Goshen, Banks and Pike County elementary schools.Rotarian Anita Grant, who is the PCES principal, expressed appreciation to the TAC for making the Kelsey concert available to her students.“He was outstanding,” Grant said. “He held the students’ interest and made them more aware that music is expressive and emotional. We appreciated the opportunity to hear him.”The TAC has a rotating grant program that is available to city and county schools on an annual basis. The TAC was the original sponsor of the Jean Lake Festival, now TroyFest, and awards a Jean Lake Scholarship to a high school senior each year who plans to continue in the arts.As a ninth-grader, Blair said she had an opportunity to usher at Stan Kenton and Ferrante & Teicher concerts.“Those concerts made an impression on my life and I was so appreciative of those opportunities,” she said.Blair added and that the arts opportunities offered in Pike County have the potential to enhance the quality of life for those who take advantage of them.She said that the arts are alive and well in Pike County and encouraged the Rotarians to support the arts according to their interests. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Together the two arts organizations have made Troy an arts destination for those who enjoy the visual and performing arts.But, Blair said that Brundidge, too, is an arts destination with the We Piddle Around Theater and its folk life play and storytelling events and Studio 116, which houses both an art gallery and a performance center.“We know that Brundidge supports the arts,” Blair said. “And the TAC is proud to be a part of the arts community in Pike County.”The TAC has been a leader in the arts since 1974 and it recently became a non-profit organization. Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more