Receive email alerts January 4, 2018 Well-known Tibetan filmmaker manages to leave China March 12, 2021 Find out more News China’s Cyber Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific ImprisonedFreedom of expressionRSF PrizeCitizen-journalists to go further Follow the news on China With the help of Jigme Gyatso, a monk also known as Golog Jigme, Wangchen made a 25-minute documentary entitled “Leaving Fear Behind” in 2007 that showed the culture of the Tibetan people and their attachment to their exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.Wangchen was arrested after the documentary was secretly screened to a small group of foreign journalists in Beijing during the 2008 Olympic Games and was given a six-year jail sentence in late 2009. Gyatso was imprisoned for seven months after being interrogated and tortured.At the time, RSF launched a petition in support of Wangchen that ended up gathering nearly 14,000 signatures. He was finally released in June 2014 but remained under a form of house arrest.“Many recent cases, including those of Liu Xia and Gui Minhai, have shown that the Chinese authorities can no longer be believed when they say a prisoner of conscience has been released, so departure from China is the only real proof that they have recovered their freedom, although pressure can always be put on family members still in China,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia bureau.China is one of the world’s worst countries in terms of the freedom to inform and is ranked near the bottom of RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index – 176th out of 180 countries. Help by sharing this information News PHOTO: FILMING FOR TIBET Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 27, 2021 Find out more News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison ChinaAsia – Pacific ImprisonedFreedom of expressionRSF PrizeCitizen-journalists Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is relieved to learn that Dhondup Wangchen, a well-known Tibetan filmmaker who was under house arrest in the central city of Xining after being imprisoned for six years, has finally managed to leave China. He arrived in the United States ten days ago. RSF_en Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more News
Previous article59 patients waiting for beds at University Hospital LimerickNext articleCOVID-19 volunteerism is a glimpse of what the future can be for church and community Meghann Scully Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival LimerickNewsPigtown Culture & Food Series is backBy Meghann Scully – September 8, 2020 97 Twitter Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Facebook Gillian Jonker’s pig portrait for Milk Market’s Art of Pigtown.STARTING on September 17th, the Pigtown festival 2020 will run until the end of October with a host of dining events and more, to celebrate Limerick’s food culture, its food producers, and famous food heritage.Developed by the Limerick Food Group and supported by Limerick City & County Council, the theme of this year’s festival is ‘Support Local’ – with many businesses fighting for survival this year, it is more important than ever to support local producers, market traders, and restaurants.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 2020 may have seen the cancellation of many events and festivals, but the people behind the Pigtown Culture & Food Series, Limerick’s leading food festival, are determined to give locals and ‘staycationers’ something to enjoy.Pigtown is organized by Limerick Food Group, a voluntary non-profit group from industry working together to promote Limerick food.One of the organizing committee and Head Chef at No1 Pery Square, Keith Piggot, explained:“We had to make some changes to our festival programme this year, obviously we are missing the annual Culture Night Pigtown Parade that would usually kick off the festival, but hopefully that will be back next year. We have a big focus on dining events for 2020 celebrating local produce, with a few online surprises in store too so keep an eye on our social media.”The festival opens with the Pigtown Dinner at the Mustard Seed restaurant in Ballingarry, Co Limerick on Thursday September 17th.Other dining events include the Pigtown Dinner in the River Restaurant at the Strand Hotel every Friday from Sep 18-Oct 30; Daily Pigtown Special at 1826 Adare from Sep23-27; Pigtown Dinner at the East Room Restaurant on Thursday September 24; Pigtown Specials at the Cornstore Restaurant every Thursday from Sep24-Oct29; Pigtown Pinxtos at No.1 Pery Square on Thursday October 15; and more to be announced.For the duration of the festival, The Limerick Strand Hotel are offering ‘The Little Piggy’ Package which features one night B&B and locally sourced Pigtown-themed dinner, and includes a tour of Treaty City Brewery.The Milk Market would usually play a big part in the festival, hosting cooking demos and food tours, but this year Pigtown wants to remind people that one of the most famous Farmer’s Markets in Ireland takes place every Saturday morning in the heart of our city with its quality food traders and unique atmosphere.Along with that, a new second Saturday market has been launched with Crafts and Plants at the Potato Market. On Saturday September 19th at 11am-4pm, Pigtown’s Giant Piggy will visit the Potato Market for Pigtown2020 so families will get the opportunity to see Piggy in this open air market on Merchant’s Quay.For full details on this year’s festival programme and booking links to the dining events visit the website at pigtown.ie and look out for updates on instagram, facebook and twitter. TAGSfoodKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostpigtownPigtown 2020 Email WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener
Amnesty-International report death-penalty criminal-justice-system capital-punishment ICJR human-rights drug-offenses Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google Topics : The staggering increase in capital punishment verdicts last year has fueled criticism of Indonesia’s justice system, with activists accusing judges of ignoring basic human rights and underlining the ineffectiveness of the death penalty in reducing crime.As many as 80 death penalties were meted out by Indonesian judges in 2019, a 66 percent increase from 48 such sentences in 2018, according to an annual report by Amnesty International published this week.Sixty of the sentences were handed down for drug-related crimes, while is serious criminal offenses such as terrorism, murder and sexual abuse against children account for the rest.Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) executive director Erasmus Napitupulu said the jump in death sentences was disconcerting, because it seemed that lower court judges were at ease with doling out the most severe kind of punishment…. Linkedin Forgot Password ? Facebook
VINTON, Iowa – A potential payday of more than $5,000 awaits the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature winner at Benton County Speedway’s Sunday, July 12 Hogan Memorial.The 21st annual event is 50 laps and now pays $1,950 to win, including a $500 bonus from RACEFEEDX and IMCA.TV. Lap money is $50 for every circuit, plus $250 to the leader at midway.Hard charger cash awards add up to $600. Minimum start money has been increased to $250 and Modified heat race winners also earn $100.If not already vote eligible, the winner will be added to the ballot for the 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, Belleville Motorsports North Central Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded at the draw/redraw show.A mandatory caution will be thrown for a five-minute break midway through the feature, with all cars stopping on the front stretch.Two former race winners and the top two drivers in local track points who do not qualify will receive provisional starts. Previous Hogan Memorial winners will sign autographs from 4:30-5:15 p.m. under the grandstand.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and micro mods are also on the card. Stock Cars race for $1,000 to win, Northern SportMods and Hobby Stocks both for $750 to win.Hard charger awards are $225 for the Stocks and $125 for the SportMods. Winning a SportMod heat race will also pay $25 or more.Grandstand admission is $12 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-12, with five and under admitted free. Pit passes are $25. Gates open at 4 p.m., with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing to follow.More information about the Hogan Memorial is available at the www.jjamracing.net website or by calling 515 201-5526.