June 4, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more Europe – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Asia – PacificAfricaAmericas Condemning abusesReports and statisticsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources Freedom of expressionPredators News Receive email alerts April 17, 2021 – Updated on April 22, 2021 RSF index 2021: regional analysis Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia News Help by sharing this information RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Europe – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Asia – PacificAfricaAmericas Condemning abusesReports and statisticsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources Freedom of expressionPredators “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF_en News News to go further June 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says RSF 2021 Index: Covid makes African journalism more vulnerable than everWith reporters attacked and arrested, their incomes falling and media undermined by disinformation and draconian laws, the coronavirus pandemic has compounded the huge difficulties for journalism in sub-Saharan Africa, where 23 of the 48 countries (two more than in 2020) are now marked as red or black on the World Press Freedom map, meaning the situation is classified as bad or very bad.Lire la suiteRSF 2021 Index: Journalism under constant pressure in North AfricaAs a result of constant harassment of journalists and media in North Africa, three of the region’s countries – Morocco, Algeria and Libya – continue to be marked red or black on the World Press Freedom map because their situation is ranked as “bad” or “very bad,” although their citizens continue to demand more press freedom and access to information, as they have been doing since the 2011 Arab Spring.World press freedom index 2021ICIRead MoreRSF 2021 Index: North America: a mixed prognosis for press freedomThe 2021 Index points to worrying vital signs for press freedom in North America despite slight improvements — notably in Canada, which climbed two spots from 16 in 2020 to 14 this year, and in the United States, which moved up one place from 45th in 2020 to 44th this year.Read MoreRSF 2021 Index: Nearly all indicators flashing red in Latin AmericaThe Reporters Without Borders (RSF) 2021 World Press Freedom Index shows decline across the board in Latin America. With a few exceptions, the coronavirus crisis has exacerbated an already complex and hostile environment for journalists.Read MoreRSF 2021 Index: Censorship and disinformation virus hits Asia-PacificThe region’s authoritarian regimes have used the Covid-19 pandemic to perfect their methods of totalitarian control of information, while the “dictatorial democracies” have used it as a pretext for imposing especially repressive legislation with provisions combining propaganda and suppression of dissent. The behaviour of the region’s few real democracies have meanwhile shown that journalistic freedom is the best antidote to disinformation.Read MoreRSF 2021 Index: No antidote to disinformation, media control virus in Eastern Europe and Central AsiaThe Covid-19 pandemic’s lasting impact on press freedom, unprecedented crackdowns on reporters covering protests, and a war in the Caucasus, in which at least seven journalists were injured and reporting was obstructed, all helped to keep Eastern Europe and Central Asia in second from last position in the 2021 Index’s ranking of regions.Read MoreRSF 2021 Index: Covid-19, latest ailment to afflict Middle East’s moribund mediaWhile exacerbating public discontent in the Middle East, the Covid-19 pandemic has also highlighted the worrying state of its media, which are slowly being killed off by repressive policies. The region continues to have 12 countries marked in red or black on the World Press Freedom map, signalling that the situation is bad or very bad. The conspicuous absence of change in these countries is reflected in the lack of significant movement in the Index.Read MoreRSF 2021 Index: EU struggles to defend values at homeEurope continues to be the most favourable continent for press freedom but violence against journalists has increased, and the mechanisms the European Union established to protect fundamental freedoms have yet to loosen Viktor Orbán’s grip on Hungary’s media or halt the draconian measures being taken in other central European countries.Read MoreREAD THE GENERAL ANALYSIS
Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – May 19, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ A number of important documents have been stolen from a car in the Newmills area of Letterkenny. The theft happened at a home in Drumenan between last Tuesday night at 9pm and Wednesday morning at 7.30am.A man had parked his car at his home and had locked it.He returned to his car the following morning and discovered that the rear passenger side window was broken.The ignition barrel was interfered with and keys for another few vehicles were stolen along with the log book and Insurance Cert for the car itself.If anyone was in that area overnight last Tuesday night and they observed anything that might assist with our enquiries then please call Letterkenny Gardaí on 074-9167100. Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important documents stolen from car outside Letterkenny Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Facebook Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleGardai investigating weekend assault in MilfordNext articleWatch Micheal Murphy chat with Brendan Devenney News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications
The first time I stepped into the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park was circa 2009, when our now partner and dear friend Paul Levine of Purple Hat hosted Jennifer Hartswick and I as an acoustic duo version of Van Ghost for Bear Creek Music Festival. Right away, I knew the park was special. I was stricken by its natural beauty & energy, and started dreaming of how & when the Silver Wrapper team could contribute to the incredible history, community and portfolio of events held there in the future. Fast forward to 2012, Paul and I were both on Jam Cruise talking about how to bring that dream to fruition, and by the following year of 2013, the first Suwannee Hulaween was alive and on the map.The original ethos between Leif, Paul and I was to create an experiential event & curated concert that all three of us would want to attend, even if we weren’t producing it. Our goal was to stay true to our roots in the jam band world, and also cater to the diverse music fanatics we consider ourselves. We set out to program a show with music that would compliment the String Cheese Incident (and their team), who graciously invited us to turn their annual Halloween show (which had previously bounced around the country for over a decade), into a full blown annual festival for a 3 year plan at the same site. We knew that if it didn’t take off by that point with this country’s chaotic and murky waters in the festival space, it wasn’t meant to be. As the story unfolded, each year the crowd sizes, the musical line up, and Spirit Lake (our dedicated space to transform the forest around the lake in the middle of the campgrounds with world class art installations), outgrew the year before it. Going into this year’s fourth installment of Hulaween, we are beyond humbled and grateful at the insane level of artists & fans’ loyalty to our vision for the show, the park, and community we’ve deemed the #HulaFam. It’s truly like nothing else any of us have ever experienced in our careers, and we plan to continue the tradition for as long as we are capable of with a passion to always improve upon the overall fan experience on every level from the year before it. This year, we are capping the sales to only 20,000 fans, with again, an expanded Spirit Lake. We are also adding a brand new stage into an area that has never been used in the park. We programmed what we consider to be a perfectly balanced line-up of progressive and relevant musical artists while staying true to our roots and fanbase that helped grow Hulaween into this beautiful creature it has become. I put together this playlist of over 50 songs and nearly four hours of music for your listening pleasure to take an audible journey into the different sounds you’ll be able to catch around the park all weekend from the headliners down to some of the pre-party acts. Play it from top to bottom, or on shuffle as Hula-Radio. Please enjoy it, share with your music loving crew, and plan to join us for what is sure to be another magical Halloween party in Northern FL this October!With gratitude, love, & respect from our whole family,Michael BergYou can check out the full Suwannee Hulaween lineup below, and head here to purchase tickets!