The “Voice of the Voiceless” for Tibet

first_imgNews In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival IndiaAsia – Pacific Organisation RSF_en Tibetan Media: How do you get information from inside Tibet? Getting information from inside Tibet is very difficult right now. We obtain it indirectly from calls from our connections in different parts of the world. There are many people, especially Tibetan monks in southern India, who come from Tibet and we get news through them as well. All the information we receive is checked and double-checked. Because being the first to send information is not important for us. Sending right information, true information, that is very, very important. So we check and cross-check with different sources throughout the world and all of the Tibetan research centres, such as the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy. IndiaAsia – Pacific News RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Follow the news on India Receive email alerts India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News April 27, 2021 Find out more News to go further January 14, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The “Voice of the Voiceless” for Tibet Help by sharing this information June 10, 2021 Find out more No independent news or information can be reported by the print media, broadcast media or new media in Chinese-controlled Tibet. But outside the country, especially in India, where hundreds of thousands of Tibetans have found refuge, independent news media produce and disseminate alternative news. Despite jamming by China, radio Voice of Tibet functions as a voice for the Tibetans who cannot speak for themselves. Reporters Without Borders met the station’s editor-in-chief, Karma Yeshi, in Dharamsala, in northern India.Can you tell us a little bit about the history of Voice of Tibet?It was founded in Norway by Norwegian Human Rights House, the Norwegian Tibet Committee, and Worldview Rights. Initially, we had only two 15-minute programmes, five days a week and our office was in Oslo. In 1997, we moved our office from Oslo to Dharamsala. Then, in 1999, to reach out to the Chinese people, we started a 15-minute programme in Chinese. Now, we have a 45-minute programme – 30 minutes in Tibetan and 15 minutes in Mandarin Chinese – which we broadcast up to five times a day during the week. We also have a website, so that people in Tibet and throughout the world can listen to the station online.Where do most of your listeners live?Our main target is Tibet, and China. So we beam our programme from different transmitters, targeting Tibet and China. Then we have another transmitter targeting our audience in India, Nepal, and Bhutan. Our signal is fairly good in parts of Tibet and northern India but unfortunately it is very poor in Lhasa and Shigatse because the Chinese jamming is very powerful. So that is our biggest challenge. Our programme is doing well in southern India, where the largest Tibetan community lives, and it can be heard here in Dharamsala too. And then, people in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and some parts of China also log on to our website and listen to our Chinese programme on the online service. So we have an international audience of Tibetans and Chinese living outside China.Can you tell us about Chinese jamming of your short-wave signal in Tibet?When we broadcast our news on our own frequency, which is specifically booked for Voice of Tibet according to international telecommunication law, China is not supposed to use the same frequency as it is one of the law’s signatories. But China, you know, can play any game. So they are violating the international convention they signed. They cannot stop us from broadcasting from exile, just as we cannot stop their jamming. We have to use our tactics to overcome their jamming. So we often change our frequency but that means we lose our audience.The Chinese newspaper Global Times accuses Voice of Tibet of supporting Tibetan independence. How do you respond?Radio Voice of Tibet is a platform for all the Tibetan people and Tibet-loving people. We do stories on all kinds of subjects whether exile government news, Dalai Lama news or Tibetan NGOs. We do stories about India-China relations and Tibet, China-US relations and Tibet. Voice of Tibet does not have any political leaning. Our aim is to provide a platform for everybody. These Chinese accusations are baseless. We don’t have any political position as such, whether we are Middle Way supporters or independence supporters.What feedback do you get from your listeners in Tibet?Getting feedback from inside Tibet is becoming more and more difficult. But we meet people who have recently arrived from Tibet and we ask them, “Do you listen to radio Voice of Tibet?” Sometimes they say yes and sometimes no. There are people who say, “Please broadcast the Dalai Lama’s teachings more often.” Many Tibetans have learned to listen to international radio stations, in part because it is one of the few ways of listening to the Dalai Lama. March 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Burglaries down as arrests increase

first_imgEmail NewsLocal NewsBurglaries down as arrests increaseBy admin – December 7, 2012 613 WhatsApp Facebook Linkedin DESPITE a perceived increase in rural crime and property thefts in particular, the latest crime statistics figures indicate that the number of reported burglaries is down 20 per cent on last year as Limerick Gardaí continue their campaign against burglars. Sgt Brian Broderick of the Crime Prevention Unit attached to Henry Street Garda Station said that a number of arrests were made last week in connection with six burglaries at both residential and commercial office properties in Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Thefts of cash, jewellery and electrical items were reported from four residential addresses and a commercial premises on Sexton Street was ransacked by intruders and eight people were arrested in connection with the criminal activity between Tuesday and Thursday of last week.Two 24-year-old men were detained in connection with the burglaries and one man in his 30s was arrested at the scene of one of the reported burglaries in the suburbs of the city.All eight were charged and are currently due before the courts.As Gardaí continue to target criminal activity throughout the county, figures indicate that the number of burglaries is down 20 percent over this time last year. However they are asking business owners and the general public to remain vigilant and ensure that their homes and business premises have adequate security measures in place over the Christmas period.Gardai are warning that it is a time for opportunist type thefts and urge people not to take chances with their property.center_img Previous articleLimerick medical companies contribute to exports increaseNext articleSouthill quilt launched by ‘The Governor’ admin Print Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Limerick shock Tipperary in SHC semi-final

first_imgLimerick have shocked Tipperary in this afternoon’s Munster SHC semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds, in front of nearly 20,000 spectators.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Final score Limerick 1-18 Tipperary 1-15For more see this Limerick Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: Donal Ryan says there is a “great buzz” in the squad as the Ladies Footballer’s gear up for Offaly Twitter Facebook Advertisement Previous articleLimerick to host major gaming eventNext articleBody found on outskirts of Limerick city Guest Writer Calling all Limerick GAA Clubs WATCH: John Kiely reflects on ‘fair result’ against Tipperary TAGSfeaturedGAAGaelic GroundsMunster SHC semi-finalMusic LimerickTipperary center_img WhatsApp Linkedin Galway Beat Limerick in Free Ridden Salthill Encounter Print Email ICYMI: Billy Lee confirms 40-man Limerick Senior Football Squad for 2021 SportGaaHurlingNewsLimerick shock Tipperary in SHC semi-finalBy Guest Writer – June 9, 2013 682 Talking Points: Limerick’s unbeaten run comes to an end as they prepare for All-Ireland final rematch last_img read more

Hall of Famers

first_imgBillRoquemore and AlvinNewton, two pioneers in Georgia agriculture, were inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Athens Sept. 16.The Hall of Fame is a program of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Known as the “Father of Center-Pivot Irrigation” in Georgia, Newton installed Georgia’s first center-pivot system in 1967. And many people view Roquemore as the leading pioneer in commercializing Georgia forage and turf grasses.During the banquet, the CAES also recognized RandyNuckolls with the Alumni Association’s Award of Excellence.The award is given to CAES alumni who have achieved excellence intheir chosen field and in their community.Newton led the way for the adoption of center-pivot irrigation throughout Georgia as part of his tractor and farm equipment business, Newton-Hamrick Company.A native of Colquitt, Ga., he became interested in center-pivot irrigation in 1965. When he installed his first system, he photographed the effects of irrigated versus nonirrigated cropland. He used a slide presentation to show farmers the advantages of irrigation, which many had thought wasn’t feasible.He installed 12 systems in 1969 and doubled the number annually for many years. Georgia now has more than 11,000 center-pivot systems.Roquemore’s leadership and vision helped boost Georgia’s turfgrass production to a $1.56 billion industry.He began working at Patten Seed in 1947 and led the company until his death in ’97. During his 50 years there, he advanced a small seed cleaning plant into an industry giant.”The fact that Patten Seed grew under Mr. Roquemore’s leadership into one of the leading warm-season grass seed, sod and sprig producers in the world is a strong statement to his business and personal leadership ability,” said Ronnie Stapp, executive vice-president of seed operations for Pennington Seed, Inc.Nuckolls, a 1974 summa cum laude graduate of CAES, has distinguished himself as a leader and a public servant through both his prominent professional career and his dedicated work with many Georgia organizations.He is a partner in the law firm McKenna, Long & Aldridge in Washington, D.C. With his 28 years of experience in Washington, he developed a keen understanding of federal issues in public policy. By Faith PeppersUniversity of Georgialast_img read more

Rohr: I’ve hired an international lawyer to get NFF pay my outstanding $100,000

first_imgRelatedPosts Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Ministry reads riot act to NFA, Clubs over resumption of league Super Eagles to unveil new Nike jersey in Portugal Super Eagles’ manager, Gernot Rohr, has raised alarm over the sum of $100,000 owed him in bonuses and allowances by the Nigeria Football Federation.The Franco-German coach, who made this claim in chat with insideworldfootball on Tuesday, said he had hired Jean-Jacques Bertrand, who served as the lawyer of Manchester United legend, Eric Cantona, to negotiate with the NFF on his behalf to get the arrears paid.Rohr said: “I preferred to get Jean-Jacques involved because it got to a stage that I didn’t want to be speaking to the federation about money all the time. It got tiring… I wanted to take my mind away from money and simply focus on my job and let him deal with the issues off the field.“While I have had a good time with my players and staff over the last three years, I have to say that relations with the administration have not been very easy, especially when it comes to the payment of my wages and that of the bonuses and allowances of my players and staff. There needs to be a lot more respect in this regard.”Nigeria, under Rohr, won a bronze medal at the last Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt and have made a strong start in the 2021 AFCON qualifying campaign, winning their first two matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho.“We have made a very strong start to the campaign and we hope to continue with that when the qualification series continues in August. Hopefully, I will still be here by this time,” Rohr laughs.The manager’s contract terminates in June 2020 but discussion for a new deal is slated for January 2020, with the NFF President,.Rohr said: “The President of the Nigeria Football Federation has told me that we will sit down in January 2020 for a discussion and the conclusion of the extension of my contract, which runs out on the 30th of June.“To be very honest, I have enjoyed the last three years with the national team of Nigeria, because I can see the progress that I have made with the players over this period.“I think that I have the chance to do something with this group for the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The players are young, disciplined and willing to learn. I am very happy with them and my staff. We have formed a strong team, a strong unit.“But I am surprised that the federation are taking their time to conclude a contract. And to be honest, I am also surprised that when I was given a contract extension after qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, it was only extended until July 2020, which is right in the middle of qualifiers for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. That is not normal and it is only the federation that can explain the reason for this.“According to the provisions of my current contract with Nigeria, I am free, from January 1st 2020, to enter into a pre-contract agreement with any club or national team, to start work with them on the first of July 2020. That is my right.“After the AFCON in Egypt, I was approached by some national teams but I made it clear that I was still under contract with Nigeria and was happy to continue with my work here.“I will wait for my conversation with the President of the Nigeria Football Federation in January, when he says that we shall arrange a time to sit down and talk. We shall see what happens.” Tags: Gernot RohrNFFlast_img read more