Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News News RSF_en China’s Cyber Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders today hailed the courage of the pro-democracy activists and lawyers who on 28 March dared to speak out publicly against violations of online free expression and launched a petition for the repeal of a six-month-old law that marked a much tougher government stance towards the Internet.They also demanded the reopening of websites closed under the law, which Reporters Without Borders dubbed the “11 Commandments of the Internet” when it took effect on 25 September.The petition says the law violates the Chinese constitution, in particular article 35 which “guarantees citizens free expression, press freedom, freedom of association and the freedom to demonstrate.” Under the constitution, Chinese Internet users should be able to express themselves on all subjects, including politics, the economy and social issues, it says.Among the many websites closed since the law’s promulgation by the Council of State’s information bureau and the ministry of industry and information are the “Chinese workers’ site”(www.zggr.org), the site of the “communist partisans” (www.gcdr.com.cn), and the “forum of soldiers, workers and peasants (www.gcdr.com.cn/bbs). The petition’s signatories include the people in charge of 11 websites or forums that have been the victims of censorship, and well-known Internet user Liu Di, who was jailed for a year in 2003 because of the messages she posted on online discussion forums under the pen name of “The Stainless Steel Mouse.”To sign the petition (in Chinese): http://www.qian-ming.org/gb/default.aspx?dir=scp&cid=75 ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more News News June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Related documents Press release in chinesePDF – 48.87 KB ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org Follow the news on China Organisation March 31, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Chinese activists call for repeal of Internet “11 Commandments”
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 28-year-old man was killed a when he crashed his car into the back of a parked dump struck about a mile from his Babylon home on Thursday night.Suffolk County police said Thomas Hudson was driving a Volkswagen Jetta westbound on Sunrise Highway Service Road when he crashed into the back of Ford dump truck west of Route 231 in North Babylon at 7 p.m.Alejandro Aguillar-Hernandez, 36, of Seaford, had pulled the truck over into the left lane after it was hit by a Hyundai Sonata shortly before Hudson crashed into the truck.Aguillar-Hernandez and his passenger had crossed the service road to check on the driver of the Sonata when the second crash occurred.Hudson was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, where he was pronounced dead.Motor Carrier Safety Section officers conducted an inspection and safety check on the dump truck.First Squad detectives impounded the car, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed this crash and have not been interviewed to call them at 631-854-8152.
Dallas Cowboys defensive back Orlando Scandrick has been suspended by the National Football League for testing positive for drugs, admitting that he ingested illicit narcotics during a vacation trip to Mexico.The ex-boyfriend of “Basketball Wives L.A.” star Draya Michele (or so she says they are split up) is banned from playing in the first four games of the 2014-15 regular season because he tested positive for PEDs. He said that his girlfriend at the time — we assume that it was Draya Michelle — convinced him to take a foreign substance for his benefit. He said it turned out to be “mollies.”Just how did he allow his gold-digging, bottom-feeding girlfriend to convince him to take a foreign substance is beyond most Cowboys fans and critics alike.Scandrick has already appealed the suspension and lost. His four-game ban is upheld.Scandrick is a significant blow for a Cowboys defense that ranked dead last in the NFL in 2013. Moreover, with defensive end DeMarcus Ware and defensive tackle Jason Hatcher leaving in the offseason, and linebacker Sean Lee out for the season with a devastating ACL tear, Scandrick leaves the Cowboys’ defense dangerously thin and they threaten to be even worse than last year.Scandrick was the Cowboys’ top cornerback last season and one of the team’s few bright spots on defense through the first two weeks of training-camp practices.Scandrick’s image and team leadership role are severely compromised as he was considered one of the team’s emotional leaders and well-respected among his defensive peers.Scandrick had just signed a five-year, $25 million contract extension before the start of the 2011 season. The 2013 extension added $9 million in guaranteed money.This was resultant from Scandrick’s dramatically improved play. He set career-highs last season for tackles (70), pass breakups (15) and interceptions (two). Last season, he ranked fifth on the team in tackles, second in pass breakups and third in interceptions.Worse, his competition for the starting defensive back position with Claiborne is finished. But Clairborne hasn’t finished a practice since July 29 while battling right knee tendinitis and he has battled injuries the past few seasons, opening the way for Scandrick’s emergence. He said he’s close to returning. Claiborne and Carr could be back in team drills this week.Yesterday, Scandrick released a statement following his suspension announcement through his agent. The agent also added a statement of his own. See what he and the agent have to say below: