Local courts allow multiple lawsuits to be used to censor journalists

first_img Reporters Without Borders is disturbed by the way some local courts permit the use of multiple lawsuits and other abusive judicial procedures to censor journalists.Carlos Santos, a freelance journalist and blogger based in Mossoró, a town in the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte, was ordered this month of February to pay 6,000 reais (2,600 euros) to charities for posting three allegedly defamatory comments about the town’s mayor, Fátima Rosado, on his blog (http://www.blogdocarlossantos.com.br/). This sentence fortunately replaced the one originally imposed – a month and four days in prison for each of a total of four comments.“I am under attack but I am all right,” Santos told Reporters Without Borders yesterday, referring to the 27 or so prosecutions and nine arrest orders still pending against him as a result of defamation suits by local politicians and officials. So far he has been convicted three times of criminal insult although in each case the sentence was reduced to a fine. He was acquitted in three other cases.“The comments Santos posted on his blog could rightly be regarded as vehement even if two of them accused the mayor of being unfit for her job and the third one did not name anyone,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The problem is firstly to do with the excessive number of lawsuits in response to each allegedly defamatory comment. Abusing the possibility of bringing defamation actions is a form of censorship.“Secondly, imposing a jail sentence for a media offence violates the 1988 democratic constitution, which guarantees free expression in all forms. The federal supreme court’s repeal of the military dictatorship’s 1967 press law in May 2009 was a major step in ensuring respect for this right. It is baffling that some courts still issue jail sentences in defamation cases or impose preventive censorship on media. The federal constitution and jurisprudence should apply everywhere.”Also in February, a judge in the northern state of Pará, Antônio Carlos Almeida Campelo, issued an injunction against Lúcio Flávio Pinto, the editor of the online and biweekly newspaper Jornal Pessoal, forbidding him to publish any information about a fax fraud case that the federal authorities have brought against O Liberal, a company that owns several regional newspapers.If he disobeys the injunction, he could be jailed or fined up to 200,000 reais (87,000 euros) on a charge of violating the confidentiality of a judicial investigation. Yet, according to Pinto, the injunction was not requested by the defendants.Pinto is another example of a journalist who has been swamped by lawsuits. Around 30 legal actions have been brought against him over his articles about environmental abuses and trafficking in raw materials in the Amazon. His case is similar to that of José Huerta, a documentary filmmaker who is the target of eight lawsuits – one of them a criminal prosecution – in connection with his latest documentary, which is about the perverse effects of tourism in the state of Ceará. News May 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts to go further BrazilAmericas News Reports Newscenter_img RSF_en February 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Local courts allow multiple lawsuits to be used to censor journalists Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil BrazilAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Brazil RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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WDCE Instructor Healthcare

first_imgTwo to five years of experience in direct patient careAdult teaching experience in a structured environment.Demonstrate attention to detail.Basic communication skills.Read and interpret work instructions.Strong interpersonal skills and aptitude to work with people atmany different levels.Experience with technology-based instructional deliverysystems: PowerPoint presentations, DVD players and/or otherclassroom technology.Ability to use word processing, e-mail, internet, and/orweb-based applications.Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationshipswith students, faculty, adjunct, and staff.Ability to maintain confidential and sensitiveinformation. Evaluates students’ progress and provides appropriatefeedback.Prepares, maintains and submits accurate attendance records,reports, class rosters and grades established by institutionalpolicy.Provide hands-on instruction and practical training to createan engaging learning environment.Provides instruction to adult learners with varying educationallevels, abilities, and backgrounds and is able to appropriatelyadapt and deliver material to multiple experience levels.Uses appropriate technology to enhance student learningoutcomes.Utilizes a course syllabus for each course taught followingestablished institutional guidelines.Makes recommendations for program improvements as appropriateand required.Interfaces regularly with the project team and other instructorsand attend scheduled meetings.Maintains confidentiality of student records and other sensitivesubject matterWorks assigned schedule exhibits regular and predictableattendance.Perform related duties as requiredResponsibilities/DutiesRequired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Description/Job SummaryEssential Functions: Required QualificationsMinimum Education and Training Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in NursingTwo years of experience teaching adults in a structuredenvironment.Licensed as an RN in good standing in MarylandTwo – Five years experience in long term and critical careTwo to five years of experience in direct patient careInstruct students in coursework in the following topic areas asCertified Nursing Assistant and Advanced Patient Care SkillsPreferred QualificationsGive years or more experience teaching healthcarecoursework.last_img read more

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Miley Cyrus Demands Equal Pay While Performing Updated Version Of ‘Santa Baby’ On ‘Fallon’ [Watch]

first_imgMiley Cyrus and Mark Ronson treated their fans to a modernized version of an old Christmas favorite late last week when they debuted a cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono‘s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”, which included backing vocal contributions from their son and psychedelic rocker, Sean Ono Lennon. The two pop musicians were at it again on Thursday night with a pre-recorded appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where they debuted an updated version of “Santa Baby” with new, feminist-friendly lyrics.The performance video shared to Jimmy Fallon‘s YouTube on Thursday begins with Cyrus and the famous comic preparing for their skit while Miley questionably looks over the outdated lyrics to Joan Javits‘ 1953 holiday tune. Miley makes the good point of asking Fallon what “slip a sable under the tree” could possibly mean, and if she actually has to “hook up with Santa” if he provides her with all the material-based gifts mentioned in the lyrics. Before either of them can figure out a game plan, Cyrus and Fallon are called to the stage and Cyrus makes a point right there to update some of the lyrical rhetoric to fit her own celebratory agenda. Miley is then seen strutting her way across a decorated living room in a Christmas-themed red and green outfit as the familiar opening to “Santa Baby” begins playing for the live audience.From the opening moments, it’s clear which lyrics Cyrus decided to throw in as she starts the song in singing, “Santa baby, I hear you have some presents for me, Miley/I’ve been an awful good girl”. Fallon and Ronson eventually make their way onto the set to help showcase some of the “fancy jewelry” and other material objects which Miley melodically rejects in her new lyrics. The three continue their playful holiday performance with Cyrus finally stating that the only thing she really wants for Christmas this year is equal pay and some respect, dammit. The full performance can be watched in the video below.Miley Cyrus with Mark Ronson and Jimmy Fallon – “Santa Baby” – 2018 Version[Video: The Tonight Show]Cyrus and Ronson were recently filmed and recorded performing their new collaborative material in addition to covering Ariana Grande during a media stop at BBC Radio 1‘s “Live Lounge” earlier this week. These entertaining performances make for a solid ending to a busy year for the young pop singer, who back in March was also hit with a $300 million copyright lawsuit over the rights to her 2013 single, “We Can’t Stop”. All’s well that ends well I suppose. Merry Christmas, Miley!last_img read more

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BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Week, June 5 – June 11, 2016

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 10, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf The Blog,  Videos,  Weekly Update This week, Governor Wolf took the most significant step the commonwealth has taken to reform our liquor system in 80 years by signing a bipartisan, compromise liquor modernization bill. Governor Wolf’s goal has always been to modernize the sale of liquor and beer in Pennsylvania and this reform package will finally bring Pennsylvania’s wine and spirits system into the 21st century. This bill will allow grocery stores that currently sell beer to sell up to four bottles of wine, will permit restaurants and hotels to sell up to four bottles of wine for take-out, and removes Sunday restrictions and state-mandated holidays.Additionally, a new jobs announcement brought welcome news to the commonwealth. Over the past four years, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has worked with Royal Dutch Shell to finalize plans to construct an ethane cracker plant in Western Pennsylvania, and this Monday, Governor Wolf was notified that Shell has taken the final step to move ahead with this game-changing plant and create thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania.In Bethlehem and Scranton, the governor also continued to hold bipartisan roundtables to discuss local and statewide efforts to lead the nation in combating the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic. Fighting Pennsylvania’s opioid and heroin epidemic is a top priority for the Wolf Administration and these roundtables are an opportunity to work collaboratively with the General Assembly and community leaders to ensure Pennsylvania leads the nation in the fight to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use crisis.Governor Wolf also continued to discuss the fair funding formula he signed into law last week. Prior to the signing of this bill, Pennsylvania was one of only three states in the nation without a fair funding formula. Having a formula in place will assure school districts that new funding will be distributed equitably and investments in education will no longer be determined by the influence of one legislator over another.Governor Wolf’s Week, June 5 – June 11, 2016Tuesday, 5/7/16Governor Wolf Announces Shell Cracker Plant Coming to PennsylvaniaGovernor Tom Wolf Statement on Passage of Liquor Reform BillGovernor Wolf Statement Supporting Continuing Medical Education For PrescribersGovernor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite the Public to Arts in the Garden at the Governor’s ResidenceWednesday 5/8/16Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Prevent Further Spread of Substance AbuseGovernor Wolf and Villanova Coach Jay Wright Urge Pennsylvanians to Stop Sexual Assault, Sign “It’s On Us” PledgeGovernor Wolf Signs Historic Liquor Reform BillThursday, 6/9/16BLOG: Governor Wolf and Villanova Coach Jay Wright Urge Pennsylvanians to Stop Sexual Assault (VIDEO)Governor Wolf Nominates Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli to be Pennsylvania’s Adjutant GeneralFriday, 6/10/16In Bethlehem and Scranton, Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtables to Address Pennsylvania’s Opioid EpidemicHighlights from The Blog:BLOG: Governor Wolf Continues Fight Against Pennsylvania’s Opioid Epidemic (Round-up)BLOG: How Is Gov. Wolf Fighting Back Against the Heroin Crisis in the next Budget?BLOG: Basic Education Fair Funding Formula Signed into Law (Round-up)BLOG: Shell Cracker Plant a “Game-Changer” for Pennsylvania’s EconomyBLOG: Governor Wolf Announces Finalized Plan for Royal Dutch Shell Plant in Western PA (Round-up)BLOG: Governor Wolf Signs Historic Liquor Reform Bill (Round-Up)BLOG: Fighting Pennsylvania’s Opioid Epidemic (VIDEO)BLOG: Governor Wolf joined by Villanova Coach Jay Wright to Spread Awareness of “It’s On Us” Campaign Against Sexual Assault (Round-up)center_img BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Week, June 5 – June 11, 2016 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolflast_img read more

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