free press – GUWIV http://guwiv.com/ Sat, 12 Mar 2022 22:36:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://guwiv.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/guw-150x150.png free press – GUWIV http://guwiv.com/ 32 32 Student Press Freedom Day 2022 – La PRAIRIE https://guwiv.com/student-press-freedom-day-2022-la-prairie/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 22:02:28 +0000 https://guwiv.com/student-press-freedom-day-2022-la-prairie/ Journalists around the world are facing threats for shedding light on a controversial subject. People who aren’t involved in the news don’t always know how stories are covered and reported to the public – it’s a process. Student journalists face a difficult task when trying to be honest in their reporting because of the risk […]]]>

Journalists around the world are facing threats for shedding light on a controversial subject. People who aren’t involved in the news don’t always know how stories are covered and reported to the public – it’s a process.

Student journalists face a difficult task when trying to be honest in their reporting because of the risk of rubbing elbows with school administrators. Student Press Freedom Day is a “national day of action” to raise awareness of issues faced by student journalists, student journalists’ involvement in their communities, and the advancement of the First Amendment. The day was created by the Student Press Law Center “to give student journalists a platform to advocate for press freedom in their communities.”

The First Amendment guarantees that “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of any religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or restricting freedom of speech or of the press; or the right of the people to assemble peacefully and seek redress from the government for their grievances.

The United States has recently violated freedoms protected by the Constitution. The Black Lives Matter protests, the Standing Rock protests and the protection of the natural environment have drawn international attention to the mistreatment of journalists. Actions against the federally protected class are an attack on the freedoms America loves to promote.

Journalism is a tipping point of reliability and obligation. The public points to a disconnect between the reporting of media conglomerates and independent news outlets. What makes the headlines in the New York Times is different from the reality most people face in this country. A free press must have the confidence of the public to be of any use. A paywall, like that of the New York Times, can frustrate potential readers.

Journalism can always be used as a bridge between disenfranchised communities and the information used to make those communities stronger. The press functions as an invisible fourth branch of government that provides content to shape opinions. This content can inspire people to make changes to improve the lives of others.

“University administrators have recognized the threat that journalism poses to their power and, at times, suppresses free speech. A recent example of suppression of student journalism was an incident with the Texas A&M University Battalion (TAMU). TAMU President Mr Katherine Banks has demanded that the 129-year-old student publication cease its production of weekly print editions. Banks said she supports “freedom of the press”. With the amount of traditions at TAMU, such as Silver Taps, Ring Days, and Muster and Aggie Graduation, the suppression of an established practice by an overextended administration can be seen as a threat to student journalism.

University administrators used Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier from the 1988 Supreme Court to censor stories for just about any reason. The rollback of free speech comes at the expense of the US Constitution and the constitutional freedoms of students.

The theme for Student Press Freedom Day 2022 is “Turn Off”. Student journalists sometimes face internal conflict when working on a story because of the potential repercussions they may face in publishing it. An adviser is the faculty member in charge of a student press organization and is the first person to hear from disgruntled administrators or influential citizens who might not like a published story.

To combat this threat to journalism, the Student Press Law Center helps student journalists identify what self-censorship is. A problem is easier to solve when you are able to recognize it.

At our last team meeting at The Prairie News, our reporters had a discussion about self-censorship. You can take this quiz to see if you can identify self-censorship in the context of student journalism.

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FIRE Launches Student Press Freedom Initiative to Combat Censorship in Student Media https://guwiv.com/fire-launches-student-press-freedom-initiative-to-combat-censorship-in-student-media/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 14:27:13 +0000 https://guwiv.com/fire-launches-student-press-freedom-initiative-to-combat-censorship-in-student-media/ A forthcoming FIRE study found that more than 60% of academic journals experience at least one case of administrative censorship each year. Let it sink in. This tells us two things: First, censorship is a widespread problem in student media. Second, the resources currently available to student journalists and the administrators with whom they deal […]]]>

A forthcoming FIRE study found that more than 60% of academic journals experience at least one case of administrative censorship each year.

Let it sink in.

This tells us two things: First, censorship is a widespread problem in student media. Second, the resources currently available to student journalists and the administrators with whom they deal are not enough.

That’s why, today, FIRE launches the Student Press Freedom InitiativeSPFIor “spiffy”, for short.

SPFI is working to supplement the resources that already exist for student journalists, their advisors and administrators so that we can combat censorship in student media.

Here are some of the SPFI offerings:

  • A 24/7 legal hotline: 717-734-SPFI.
  • Can I post this? — an online guide to media law.
  • Virtual training events for student journalists.
  • Free in-person workshops.
  • Student Media Advocacy and Litigation, in coordination with FIRE’s Individual Advocacy Program and Litigation Project.

Read on to learn more about SPFI’s work, including several upcoming events.

24/7 SPFI hotline for censorship and media rights issues

SPFI’s first order of business is its new 24/7 hotline: 717-734-SPFI (7734).

Too often we’ve heard student journalists and their advisers say they have an urgent legal matter, but it happened in the middle of the night – often during production night – so they didn’t know who to turn to. address.

The new SPFI hotline answers calls at any time, day or night, working days or holidays. Urgent matters will be connected to a FIRE staff member, who will assist student journalists and their advisers with legal issues of all kinds, whether related to censorship or a media rights issue such as the right to authorship or defamation law. Although the hotline does not establish an attorney-client relationship and FIRE staff cannot provide legal advice on the hotline, we are able to provide students with legal information and other resources and, in circumstances that require it, to connect a caller with an attorney. We are here to help you.

Can I post this?

CanIPublishThis.comThe FIRE Guide to Media and First Amendment Law for Student Journalists, will receive regular updates with new modules covering all things law for college journalists.

Today a new module on prior review and prior restriction is live. Students can use it to reflect on the pressures they are under and if it is time to call for help using the SPFI hotline.

Virtual trainings and webinars for academic journalists

At February 22 at 4 p.m. ESTduring Student Press Freedom Week, FIRE will host “Overcoming Self-Censorship in Student Media: A Discussion,” in collaboration with the Student Press Law Center. The session will provide academic journalists with a roundtable opportunity to discuss their experiences with self-censorship. Students can subscribe to this discussion here.

VSCensorship is a widespread problem in student media.

On the occasion of Student Press Freedom Day, February 24 at 4 p.m. ESTFIRE will offer a virtual training called “Can I post this?which will help student journalists avoid legal trouble by providing them with tools they can use to review content before it is published. Students and counselors can register for this free training here.

These two events are just the first in a series of quarterly virtual training sessions to help college and university journalists better understand and exercise their rights.

Upcoming topics will include other common issues faced by student journalists, such as the use of FOIA for reporting, Media Law 101, reporting protests, ethics against the law, and copyright. .

The Free Press Workshop: An upcoming student media conference

Just announced today, FIRE will host a free one-day workshop on April 9 in Washington, DC to allow student journalists to use their free press rights.

At the conference, journalists will learn from experts in the field about the importance of student journalism and how to protect a free and open press. Topics will include FOIA, how to interview to get your questions answered, and basic media law. Participants will also work closely with SPFI and other FIRE staff to develop strategies for speaking, writing, and reporting the news freely — backed by a solid understanding of the First Amendment and its protections.

FIRE aims to make its events accessible to everyone, so in addition to offering this workshop at no cost to attendees, FIRE is offering a $350 travel allowance to all attendees. Additionally, SPFI has additional allowances available for those with extraordinary travel expenses.

Join us at this exciting conference by apply here.

Advocacy and litigation: Defending the student press

To ensure that when attacks on the collegiate press occur, someone is there to defend it, FIRE will continue to engage in advocacy efforts and litigation.

In coordination with FIRE’s Individual Advocacy Program, SPFI will work to defend the rights of academic newspapers, radio stations, magazines, and other publications when faced with legal threats or censorship. . In these areas, SPFI will work with IRDP to target media campaigns, correspond with administrators, and engage in other creative advocacy efforts to fight for the rights of student journalists.

As seen in the Tarleton State University Trial filed today, as well as in our victory earlier this week in defense of student newspaper editor Jared NallyFIRE is also dedicated to defending student press rights through litigation.

These services and resources are just the beginning of what SPFI will offer in its mission to eradicate censorship from academic media.

Students – especially student journalists – interested in getting involved with SPFI should join the FIRE student networkand tick the “student journalism” box at the end of the form!

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Nominations now open for World Press Freedom Canada’s 2022 Freedom of the Press and Spencer Moore Awards https://guwiv.com/nominations-now-open-for-world-press-freedom-canadas-2022-freedom-of-the-press-and-spencer-moore-awards/ Thu, 03 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://guwiv.com/nominations-now-open-for-world-press-freedom-canadas-2022-freedom-of-the-press-and-spencer-moore-awards/ OTTAWA (ON), February 3, 2022 /CNW/ – World Press Freedom Canada (WPFC) is pleased to announce that nominations for its 2022 Press Freedom Award are now open. The award honors a journalist or media worker for their outstanding contribution to press freedom by Canada during 2021. The award is given to candidates who demonstrate that […]]]>

OTTAWA (ON), February 3, 2022 /CNW/ – World Press Freedom Canada (WPFC) is pleased to announce that nominations for its 2022 Press Freedom Award are now open. The award honors a journalist or media worker for their outstanding contribution to press freedom by Canada during 2021.

The award is given to candidates who demonstrate that their public service work has been frustrated by a cloak of secrecy, legal maneuvering, political intimidation, or tactics that put their safety or career at risk.

WPFC is also seeking nominations for our Spencer Moore Award, which honors an individual who, throughout their career, has demonstrated a determined pursuit of freedom of the press and freedom of information.

“Freedom of the press is fragile. We have seen evidence of this with the recent arrests of Canadian journalists in Fairy Creek who were doing their job, the crackdown on media outlets in hong kong and the increased use of disinformation globally. In December, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to journalists for the first time since 1935, highlighting the role a free press plays in protecting democracy,” said the WPFC President. Heather Bakken. “For these reasons, the WPFC is honored to reward journalists who continue to confront secrecy, defy intimidation and overcome dangerous obstacles in their pursuit of the truth. Without them, the stories that reveal the facts that shape our shared reality could not be told.”

The winner of the Press Freedom Prize receives a $2,000 award from World Press Freedom Canada and a certificate from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. Spencer Moore Prize winner is honored $1,000.

The deadline for both nominations is March 15.

Support for the awards is provided by World Press Freedom Canada’s lead sponsor, the Canadian Bankers Association and our partner, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

The 2021 Press Freedom Prize was awarded jointly to The Narwhal’s Sarah Cox for his work in uncovering covert and critical analyzes of faults at the Site C dam in British Columbia; and to Nathan Vander KlippeGlobe and Mail alumnus China correspondent who reported on China Uyghur detention camps.

Other winners in the award’s 19-year history include:

Kenneth Jackson (Indigenous Peoples Television Network); Michael Robinson (Telegraph-Journal); Catherine Gannon (Associated Press); Michelle Langposthumously (Calgary Herald); Stephane Maher and Glen McGregor (Postmedia); Daniel LeBlanc (Globe and mail); Gilles Toupin and Joel Denis Bellavance (The Press); Tarek Fatah (author and columnist); Juliet O’Neill (Ottawa Citizen); Andrew McIntosh (National Post); and Kim Bolan (Vancouver Sun).

Details and nomination requirements can be found here.

About World Press Freedom Canada

Global Press Freedom Canada is a Ottawanon-profit voluntary organization that promotes freedom of expression and media rights. It celebrates UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day by paying tribute to the laureates. This year, World Press Freedom Day is May 3.

follow us on @CDN_WPF and @worldpressfreedomcanada

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For more information: [email protected]

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Biden is only carrying on the legacy of ever-deteriorating press freedom through his actions https://guwiv.com/biden-is-only-carrying-on-the-legacy-of-ever-deteriorating-press-freedom-through-his-actions/ Tue, 25 Jan 2022 15:36:00 +0000 https://guwiv.com/biden-is-only-carrying-on-the-legacy-of-ever-deteriorating-press-freedom-through-his-actions/ US President Joe Biden’s latest abusive remarks to a Fox News reporter have sparked controversy and raised questions about his administration’s stance on free speech. In his first year in office, President Biden signed a number of executive orders that are expected to have an impact on free speech. In times to come, it will […]]]>

US President Joe Biden’s latest abusive remarks to a Fox News reporter have sparked controversy and raised questions about his administration’s stance on free speech. In his first year in office, President Biden signed a number of executive orders that are expected to have an impact on free speech. In times to come, it will be clear how the 46th President of the United States will be remembered in terms of defending free speech. But so far, he doesn’t seem to be any different from his predecessor Donald Trump in terms of attacking the media. Restoring respect for a free press was one of many items on President Biden’s to-do list, but it appears the Democratic leader has no intention of completing it.

Gross lack of leadership in supporting democratic values ​​in the United States

Ahead of the 2020 election, Joe Biden had launched a fierce attack on his rival and former President Trump for his continued attack on the media as well as introducing laws restricting a range of freedoms. Earlier under the Trump regime, outgoing US Vice President Kamala Harris spoke out against the treatment of the press.

There has been a distinct lack of leadership in supporting democratic values, such as press freedom and the right to dissent, over the past five years in the United States. First, Trump has repeatedly attacked the press and allied himself with dictators around the world during his reign, and incumbent President Biden’s unacceptable behavior towards the media has raised serious doubts about the support of Democrats for a free press.

President Biden’s ‘stupid ab***h son’ remarks

The latest incident is relevant to Biden’s abusive remarks to a reporter during a White House event on Monday, Jan. 24. President Biden was surprised by a hot microphone after losing his temper during a regular press conference. He called Fox News reporter Peter Doocy “a stupid son of an ab***h” after the latter asked him about the country’s skyrocketing inflation. After Biden finished his prepared speech at the White House rally, several reporters began asking the president questions. Doocy then shouted his question, asking if Biden thinks “inflation will be a political handicap ahead of the midterm elections?” In response to that, Biden said, “That’s a great asset. No more inflation? What a stupid ab**** son.” Video of Biden’s remarks was widely shared on social media platforms, sparking outrage among Americans.

Biden has berated reporters on more than one occasion

It bears mentioning here that this was not the first time President Biden berated reporters for asking questions about topics he disliked. Earlier, Biden had attacked a journalist from FoxNews when she asked about the escalation of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. “Why are you waiting for Russian President Vladimir Putin to make the first move?” the reporter asked, to which Biden replied: “What a stupid question,” according to FoxNews. Notably, after taking office as the 46th President of the United States, President Biden had advised his employees to treat their colleagues and members of the press with respect, however, his own actions do not appear to be in line with what he preaches.

120 journalists were arrested or charged in 2020 in the United States

According to the US Press Freedom Tracker, 120 journalists were arrested or criminally charged in 2020, and around 300 were assaulted, the majority by law enforcement. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees freedom of the press in the United States. Nevertheless, there are certain limits to freedom of the press in the United States, such as defamation laws, lack of whistleblower protections, barriers to access to information, and constraints caused by public and government hostility towards journalists.

Biden’s popularity as the president begins to wane

It is important to mention here that Biden’s popularity as President of the United States has already started to decline in the country. According to a new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll, 56% of Americans disapproved of Biden’s performance as president. Currently, only 28% of Americans want Biden to run for re-election in 2024, with just 48% of Democrats backing him, the research found.

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Another blow to press freedom in Hong Kong https://guwiv.com/another-blow-to-press-freedom-in-hong-kong/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 19:34:23 +0000 https://guwiv.com/another-blow-to-press-freedom-in-hong-kong/ In Hong Kong, press freedom continues to be eroded as journalists and pro-democracy media platforms are targeted by authorities. Just two days after Boxing Day in December last year, the acting editor of the now-closed pro-democracy digital media platform Standnews, Patrick Lam, was escorted by a group of uniformed police officers from his home in […]]]>

In Hong Kong, press freedom continues to be eroded as journalists and pro-democracy media platforms are targeted by authorities.

Just two days after Boxing Day in December last year, the acting editor of the now-closed pro-democracy digital media platform Standnews, Patrick Lam, was escorted by a group of uniformed police officers from his home in one of Hong Kong’s residential skyscrapers.

That same morning, six other staff and former board members of the media outlet, known for its critical stance towards the government, were arrested for an alleged plot to publish seditious material. It marked another blow to the deterioration of press freedom in the city, following the forced shutdown of Hong Kong’s largest and oldest pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, only four months ago.

Standnews closed its seven-year operation the same day and removed all content from its website and social media.

Standnews The editorial staff has always been independent and dedicated to upholding core Hong Kong values, including democracy, human rights, liberty, the rule of law and justice, “the media said in a statement.

Digital media found itself at odds with the government and police after one of its journalists was assaulted, along with other passengers, in July 2019 by men in white shirts at a train station. The offenders said they had to “defend their homes” and “teach the protesters a lesson.” The media has since been praised by pro-democracy protesters and aroused suspicion from the authorities.

The arrests sparked a reaction from Western countries. European Union foreign affairs spokesman Peter Stano called the raid “a further deterioration of press freedom in Hong Kong” in a statement. Tweeter, while British Minister of State Amanda Milling condemned the arrests, describing them as an act intended to “erode freedom of expression”, in a Tweeter.

One of the board members arrested was singer Denise Ho, who has spoken openly about her anti-government policy stance since 2014. She has lectured at the United Nations and the US Congress in which she urged the international community to punish the Hong Kong government for its suppression of the freedoms of the city’s residents.

Fall like dominoes

Two days after the arrests, New citizens, another pro-democracy online media, announced its closure, citing a “deteriorating media environment”.

“We have loved our city dearly, but now we encounter not only winds and rains, but also tornadoes and tsunamis,” the media said in a statement. “We have never forgotten our initial passion, but the changes of the past two years have led to a deteriorating media environment. We can no longer accomplish our mission without worry.

The shutdown of two pro-democracy media platforms has left already traumatized members of the newspaper industry shuddering in a city that collectively struggles to discern where the red lines lie. Active reporter Peter, who requested anonymity for security reasons, said he was still stunned by the formwork.

“I knew Standnews was the next target after closing Apple Daily“Peter told FairPlanet.Some of the directors resigned just months after this incident, meaning they planned to be terminated. But it still came abruptly, which surprised me. ”

The Hong Kong leader denied that the arrests and closures were linked to press freedom in the city.

“This morning when I read news saying that due to the closure of an online media organization, press freedom in Hong Kong is threatened with extinction or that the free press in Hong Kong is at risk to collapse, I just couldn’t accept those kinds of allegations, ”Carrie Lam said in a press conference.

“The rule of law in Hong Kong, and journalists and media organizations, like all of us, must respect and comply with the law. If they fear that they will not be able to comply with the law, then they must make up their minds and take the necessary decisions, ”she added.

What counts as seditious?

Ronny Tong, an adviser to Lam’s administration, said that determining whether or not the media coverage violates the law depends on his “intention to promote the criminal intent of the fugitives,” after denying that police asked the raid to silence the voices of the opposition. .

The city’s chief secretary and former security chief John Lee sent a scathing letter to the Wall Street Journal for its “nasty” editorial on December 31 titled “No one is safe in Hong Kong.”

“If you are truly interested in freedom of the press, you must support actions against people who have illegally exploited the media as a tool to pursue political or personal gain,” Lee said.

Although Peter is not reporting on politics at the moment, he hopes his colleagues can stay strong and urged others to avoid self-censorship.

“Journalists should continue to do what we have been doing and maintain our professionalism. If we stay strong, others cannot easily destroy us, “he said.” But we will lose our credibility and our confidence once we start to censor ourselves. Doing journalism is always sensitive, even in democracies. We shouldn’t be afraid. “

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Release date, cast, plot and everything we know so far https://guwiv.com/release-date-cast-plot-and-everything-we-know-so-far/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 16:45:00 +0000 https://guwiv.com/release-date-cast-plot-and-everything-we-know-so-far/ The challenge for any great director is to pull off an even more successful turnaround for his second job as a first. Eager to make sure the odds are in his favor, Olivia wilde is back in his second directorial film after working on the coming-of-age comedy Booksmart. The new feature, Don’t worry darling, is […]]]>

The challenge for any great director is to pull off an even more successful turnaround for his second job as a first. Eager to make sure the odds are in his favor, Olivia wilde is back in his second directorial film after working on the coming-of-age comedy Booksmart. The new feature, Don’t worry darling, is a psychological thriller set in the 1950s and starring two of the biggest names in pop culture: Florence pugh and Harry Styles. To keep you up to date with all the details surrounding this awaited film, here is a compilation of all the info that has already been revealed on Don’t worry darling that you need to know.

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Is there Don’t worry darling Trailer?

There’s no official trailer yet, but there is a short teaser with quick shots that provide enough mystery to leave you guessing. The clip features Pugh in a classic ’50s hairstyle, possibly enjoying the glamorous housewife lifestyle. However, in the seconds that remain, we see him exchanging a passionate scene with Styles’ character and breathless after having his face trapped in a plastic bag. From there, we can already say that the psychological thriller will not shrink from the madness.

When is Don’t worry darling Going to theaters?

We have an answer for that! The release date of Don’t worry darling was also included in the trailer. The film will arrive in theaters on September 23, 2022! After production was twice halted due to a positive team test for Covid-19, the film ended in mid-February of this year. Actor Asif Ali shared a photo from the set confirming the end of the filming process, saying, “I’m so happy I got to learn, play and build with these shining gems. I wish I had taken more pictures, but I didn’t want to get fired lol. DON’T WORRY DARLING is coming !! “


The film was made during the pandemic because it was the only time people involved in the project would be available to participate. Wilde said that Don’t worry darling couldn’t be dissuaded from his filming plans in a cover story for Vogue.

Who is in the cast of Don’t worry darling?

As mentioned earlier, Florence Pugh stars in the next project. the Black Widow The actress will play Alice, a housewife from the 1950s who begins to wonder about her surroundings when sinister encounters take place in her utopian community in the Californian desert. Following his example, Harry Styles will be Jack, Alice’s husband who holds a “dark secret”. The singer “Watermelon Sugar” joined the ensemble after Shia Labeouf, originally scheduled to play the role, left the project due to scheduling conflicts. Wilde was delighted to have Styles on board and praised his posture on a social media post, saying:


“Not only did he appreciate the opportunity to allow the brilliant @florencepugh to take center stage as our ‘Alice’, he infused every scene with a nuanced sense of humanity.”

LaBeouf was not the only actor to be replaced in this film. Dakota johnson was originally supposed to play Alice’s neighbor, a strange and paranoid woman who is responsible for warning Alice about what is going on in their community. Also due to scheduling conflicts, Johnson left the project to make way for If Beale Street could speak actress Kiki Layne to join the cast.

Wilde herself will star in the feature film, although we are not yet sure who her character is. Another well-known name confirmed in the cast is Chris Pin, who will play as a revered leader of a cult workplace. According to Wilde, Pine’s immediate response to the request to be in the film was, “Yeah, mate, sure!” “


To top it off, the former Marvel and his Styles colleague Eternals co-featured Gemma chan is also related to Don’t worry darling as Shelley, but no other details about her character have been revealed.

What is Don’t worry darling On?


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The thriller is set in the 1950s and centers around a utopian community in California. With sophisticated outfits and seemingly nothing to shake the idealistic lifestyle, Alice begins to question her surroundings when unprecedented events occur. She also questions her sanity when no one other than her neighbor seems to believe her. Si Pugh wowed audiences with his nervous breakdown when portraying Dani in Ari Aster‘s Environment, we can expect an equally entertaining performance in this film.

Don’t worry darlingthe screenplay for was written by Katie silberman. Silberman was also responsible for writing the script for Wilde’s. Booksmart and the Netflix romantic comedy Implement.


What’s next for Olivia Wilde, Harry Styles and Florence Pugh?

Things certainly won’t slow down for the Big Three names involved in Don’t worry darling. Wilde is both starring in feature films and starting his next directorial project. Wilde has been confirmed in the cast of Damien Chazellethe next production of ‘s titled Babylon and will lead Thomasin McKenzie (Last night in Soho) to Perfect, a biopic on the American gymnast Kerri Strug.


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As for Styles, the singer will not only be sharing new music soon, but he will also be the protagonist of an Amazon film titled my policeman. The story is adapted from the book of the same name written by Bethan roberts. It centers on Tom, a policeman whose heart both belongs to his wife Marion (Emma Corrin) and his secret love Patrick (David Dawson).


Finally, Pugh has a lot going on after his stint as Black Widow’s successor in the Marvel movie. Not only has she recently featured in Hawk Eye, but she’s also confirmed to star in a murder mystery called The maid, which is based on a novel by Nita Prose, which will be released this month. Pugh will also be seen in Wonder and Good person, where she will play in front of Morgan FREEMAN.


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Afghanistan. How press freedom has collapsed since the Taliban took over https://guwiv.com/afghanistan-how-press-freedom-has-collapsed-since-the-taliban-took-over/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://guwiv.com/afghanistan-how-press-freedom-has-collapsed-since-the-taliban-took-over/ Selma (name changed) was a journalist and activist who lived and worked in Panjshir province in eastern Afghanistan. She lost her job after the Taliban took control of the war-ravaged country in August. After being threatened, she has since left the area and is now in hiding, selling bolani, a local flatbread, on the streets […]]]>

Selma (name changed) was a journalist and activist who lived and worked in Panjshir province in eastern Afghanistan. She lost her job after the Taliban took control of the war-ravaged country in August.

After being threatened, she has since left the area and is now in hiding, selling bolani, a local flatbread, on the streets to survive.

“I worked as a journalist and a human rights activist,” Selma told DW, who asked not to reveal her true identity for fear of reprisals. “As you know, women’s rights are strongly linked to religious ideologies, so we have always been in conflict with extremists. It put us in danger.

Selma is one of thousands of journalists and media professionals who have lost their jobs in Afghanistan since August.

According to a December report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), 40% of media outlets have closed in the past five months and some 6,400 journalists have lost their jobs. Hundreds have fled the country. The report adds that more than 80% of female journalists are now unemployed.

Some provinces in Afghanistan have been left with only a handful of outlets, and those that remain have stopped playing music, removed foreign content, and removed female hosts.

Most have also relaxed their media coverage for fear of closure or worse and now broadcast strictly religious content.

Afghan citizens who have enjoyed a variety of media choices over the past two decades now have little access to critical news and information.

“Without a free press capable of exposing the dysfunctions of bad governance, no one will be able to claim to fight against famine, poverty, corruption, drug trafficking and other scourges that afflict Afghanistan and prevent lasting peace”, said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran-Afghanistan desk, the report said.

Taliban: We have a ‘free and vibrant press’

Faced with a crumbling media landscape, Taliban officials told the international community that they stood up for press freedom and that journalists were not under threat.

In a TV interview with DW, Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi said Afghanistan had a “very free and vibrant press”.

“Unfortunately, I must say that some media houses have closed, but it’s not because of us,” Balkhi said, adding that they were largely the result of a loss of donor funding.

This positive view of the media situation was echoed by Abdul Wahid Rayan, spokesperson for the Ministry of Information and Culture, who told DW: “We have meetings and collaborations with journalists all the time. and media owners and anyone who has a problem can share it. with us. We believe in freedom of the press.

Since the Taliban took power in August, no Western country has recognized the new government. This has made it difficult for the Islamic fundamentalist group to access international capital and funding.

Even in the face of a looming humanitarian crisis and growing calls for UN support, foreign governments have so far failed to recognize the Taliban administration and provided no support.

Some observers see the Taliban’s stated support for a free press in the country as part of a broader strategy to attract international recognition.

A longtime media watcher who fled to Europe in August and asked not to be named for fear of reprisals against his colleagues in Afghanistan supported that argument.

He told DW that if a journalist was arrested or tortured, and this was covered by the international press, it would undermine the Taliban’s goal of international recognition.

“My organization has documented dozens of acts of violence against journalists and in no case has anyone been brought to justice,” he told DW. “We believe that any discussion with the new government should include the situation on the ground with regard to freedom of the press as a basic human right.”

Funding sources are drying up

After the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and the relative peace that accompanied it, hundreds of media outlets sprung up across the country.

With funding sources ranging from international donors to local politicians to local advertising revenue, the country’s media landscape has grown to become the most diverse in the region.

The country’s largest commercial television channel is TOLO TV, owned and operated by the MOBY Group. The station was launched in 2004 and, together with its affiliates, continues to broadcast throughout Afghanistan.

Afghan journalists attend a meeting at the Tolo newsroom in Kabul, Afghanistan September 7, 2018. Picture taken September 7, 2018. (REUTERS)

Saad Mohseni, director of MOBY Group, told DW that there are a range of factors contributing to media closures, including loss of grants from the international community, loss of advertising revenue, lack of staff and intimidation. in the provinces.

Although he remains hopeful for the media sector, Mohseni said daily directives coming from various Taliban ministries made it difficult for broadcasters to know what can and cannot be broadcast.

“We have to take it one day at a time,” he said.

Ezatullah Akbari, a member of the media watchdog NAI – Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan, has worked with many outlets outside Kabul that have since closed.

Akbari repeated many of Mohseni’s reasons for the shutdowns, adding that the country could soon lose the majority of its journalists, many of whom he trained.

“A lot of journalists are leaving Afghanistan because they are out of work and out of money,” Akbari told DW.

Women erased from journalism

For most female journalists, leaving Afghanistan remains the only option.

One of the country’s few survivors is Meena Habib. She has been a reporter for eight years and publishes Roidadha News, a local news site. She also does investigative work for various other media, often focusing on women’s issues. She told DW the situation was dire but she continued to do journalism because she believed in her profession.

Afghan women’s rights defenders and civil activists demonstrate to call on the Taliban to preserve their achievements and education, outside the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Reuters)

“Journalists, especially female journalists, have faced an uncertain fate over the past five months since Afghanistan fell to the Taliban,” she told DW. She too was threatened by the Taliban and beaten while covering a women’s protest.

After two decades of freedom to pursue an education and a career, women like Habib must now live in a new reality where they are no longer equal members of society. While Taliban officials claim that women can continue to work, the reality is that in journalism, this is not the case.

According to the Reporters Without Borders report, 15 of the 36 Afghan provinces no longer have a single female journalist. In Kabul, only about a quarter of the women who were working at the beginning of August are still working.

“The progress seen over the past 20 years was swept away in days by the Taliban’s takeover,” the report said. Habib acknowledges that press freedom does not currently exist under the Taliban but that outside pressure could help the remaining journalists.

“The international community should work to ensure that the rights of women journalists who wish to continue reporting in their own countries are protected,” she said.

Unfortunately for Selma, staying in Afghanistan would mean continuing to live in fear of the Taliban.

Now living alone in a large, unfamiliar city, she cannot see her family. This had a huge emotional impact and she desperately searches for a way to escape.

“I have to find a way out of this darkness,” she said.

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Hong Kong leader says she cannot accept claims that press freedom is at risk of extinction https://guwiv.com/hong-kong-leader-says-she-cannot-accept-claims-that-press-freedom-is-at-risk-of-extinction/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://guwiv.com/hong-kong-leader-says-she-cannot-accept-claims-that-press-freedom-is-at-risk-of-extinction/ HONG KONG, Jan 4 (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she could not accept suggestions that press freedom in the city was facing “extinction”, days only after police raided online media and arrested seven people, including editors. Lam was speaking at a weekly press conference as another independent online outlet, Citizen […]]]>

HONG KONG, Jan 4 (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she could not accept suggestions that press freedom in the city was facing “extinction”, days only after police raided online media and arrested seven people, including editors.

Lam was speaking at a weekly press conference as another independent online outlet, Citizen News, ceased operations amid what he described as a ‘deterioration’ of the media environment in the former British colony under Chinese rule.

“This morning I read about, due to the shutdown of online media, press freedom in Hong Kong is at risk of extinction… I simply cannot accept these kinds of allegations,” Lam said, adding that nothing is more important than the rule of law.

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Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997 with the promise that many individual rights, including a free press, would be protected. But rights groups and some Western governments say freedoms have been eroded, particularly since Beijing imposed a national security law on Hong Kong in 2020.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a news conference in Beijing, China December 22, 2021. REUTERS/Shubing Wang

The government has repeatedly denied targeting the media and restricting freedoms in the global financial hub. China says advocacy is being used to try to disrupt Hong Kong’s progress after the national security law restored stability.

Last week, officers raided the office of online publication Stand News, froze its assets and arrested seven current and former editors and former board members. Two editors were charged with sedition. Read more

Lam has hit back at foreign governments demanding the release of the seven, saying such a move would violate the rule of law in the former British colony.

The police operation against Stand News came a day after Hong Kong prosecutors brought an additional sedition charge against jailed media mogul Jimmy Lai, 74, of the now shuttered pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily. Read more

On Monday, online publication Citizen News said its decision to cease operations from Tuesday was prompted by the closure and arrests of Stand News and to ensure the safety of its staff. Read more

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US calls on China, Hong Kong to release Stand News workers https://guwiv.com/us-calls-on-china-hong-kong-to-release-stand-news-workers/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 02:17:00 +0000 https://guwiv.com/us-calls-on-china-hong-kong-to-release-stand-news-workers/ Stand News Acting Editor-in-Chief Patrick Lam, one of six arrested “for conspiring to publish a seditious publication” according to the Hong Kong Police Department of National Security, is escorted by police as they leave after police raided his office in Hong Kong, China, December 29, 2021. REUTERS / Tyrone Siu WASHINGTON, Dec.29 (Reuters) – US […]]]>

Stand News Acting Editor-in-Chief Patrick Lam, one of six arrested “for conspiring to publish a seditious publication” according to the Hong Kong Police Department of National Security, is escorted by police as they leave after police raided his office in Hong Kong, China, December 29, 2021. REUTERS / Tyrone Siu

WASHINGTON, Dec.29 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday called on Chinese and Hong Kong authorities to immediately release staff members of the pro-democracy outlet Stand News who were arrested after a police raid that put end of publication.

“We call on the authorities in the PRC and Hong Kong to stop targeting the free and independent media in Hong Kong and immediately release journalists and media officials who have been wrongfully detained and charged,” Blinken said in a statement. , referring to the People’s Republic of China.

“By silencing the independent media, the PRC and local authorities are undermining the credibility and viability of Hong Kong,” he said.

Stand News, established in 2014 as a nonprofit, was the largest pro-democracy publication remaining in Hong Kong after a national security investigation this year led to the shutdown of the tycoon’s Apple Daily tabloid. imprisoned Jimmy Lai.

The Stand News raid raises more concerns about press freedom in the former British colony, which returned to Chinese rule in 1997 with a promise that its freedoms, including a free press, would be protected. Read more

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Pfizer COVID-19 pill stock, price, release date: how effective is it? It’s free? https://guwiv.com/pfizer-covid-19-pill-stock-price-release-date-how-effective-is-it-its-free/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 02:05:42 +0000 https://guwiv.com/pfizer-covid-19-pill-stock-price-release-date-how-effective-is-it-its-free/ Pharmaceutical company Pfizer is awaiting US FDA approval for its stockpile of COVID-19 pills, which can reduce the risk of hospitalization or death by 89%. On a positive note, President Joe Biden’s administration has said that once COVID-19 pills are approved, they will be readily available and free. Pfizer COVID-19 Pills Stock According to some […]]]>

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer is awaiting US FDA approval for its stockpile of COVID-19 pills, which can reduce the risk of hospitalization or death by 89%.

On a positive note, President Joe Biden’s administration has said that once COVID-19 pills are approved, they will be readily available and free.

Pfizer COVID-19 Pills Stock

According to some anonymous people familiar with the matter, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill called the Paxlovid tablet later this week. The same goes for its rival COVID-19 pill from Merck, although they both aim to treat COVID-19 infection, per Bloomberg.

For those unfamiliar with Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill, Cnet reported that Nirmatrelvir – also known as Paxlovid – works by preventing the action of the SARS-CoV-2-3CL protease, an enzyme necessary for the coronavirus to reproduce.

What’s more, Pfizer noted in its press release that this COVID-19 pill can reduce the risk of hospitalization or death by 89% when given within three days of symptom onset. Other than that, it would be most effective when combined with ritonavir, an HIV drug, according to Cnet.

Ritonavir makes the drug work longer in the body and allows it to be used in larger doses.

Once Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill stocks are cleared, two 150 mg pills would be given at the first sign of symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test result and said drug would last for five days.

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Effectiveness of the COVID-19 pill

In terms of effectiveness, Pfizer said the pill is effective against the COVID-19 variations of concern, such as Delta and the newer strain Omicron.

According to the pharmaceutical manufacturer, the documented side effects between those using Paxlovid and those receiving a placebo were almost the same throughout clinical studies.

On top of that, the biotech company said the COVID-19 pill did not result in any deaths during Pfizer’s trial; however, placebo treatment resulted in 12 deaths.

On the other hand, Mikael Dolsten, Scientific Director of Pfizer, commented that the clinical trial result was surprising.

“We are talking about a large number of lives saved and hospitalizations averted here. Of course, if you deploy it immediately after infection, we will see a significant reduction in transmission,” he added. Dolsten added in CNBC interview.

COVID-19 pill price: is it free?

In the press release issued by the White HousePresident Joe Biden said Pfizer’s antiviral drugs would be “readily available and free” since the administration has already purchased 10 million treatments that cost $ 5.29 billion.

In addition, the government has ordered 1.7 million antiviral treatments from Merck, molnupiravir, to be used when the FDA approves it.

It only means that many people should not be worried about the cost of the COVID-19 pill since it will be offered for free.

COVID-19 pill release date

Cnet added that Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said that they applied for an emergency use authorization for its antiviral drug from the FDA in November, and it expects a decision by the end of 2021.

“We have already transported the products to the United States, so [it] will be accessible this month if allowed, “according to Bourla via Cnet.

Meanwhile, Dolsten added that Pfizer would be able to export 180,000 treatment courses this year, with plans to create at least 80 million more in 2022.

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