UN human rights review on Mongolia: RSF urges members to join its call for press freedom reforms

first_img Receive email alerts October 28, 2020 UN human rights review on Mongolia: RSF urges members to join its call for press freedom reforms June 7, 2021 Find out more PHOTO: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP Organisation News Campaigns Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Who owns the Media in Mongolia? to go further As the UN prepares to conduct its Universal Periodic Review on human rights in Mongolia, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges member states to insist on the need for a media reform to better guarantee press freedom. Follow the news on Mongoliacenter_img MongoliaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources United Nations MongoliaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources United Nations Help by sharing this information Mongolia: RSF calls for media reform to tackle corruption On 2nd November, the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva will conduct the third cycle of its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Mongolia’s human rights performance. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges UN member states to join its call for a media reform for guarantees of press freedom. Similar requests have been made by Globe International Center (GIC), a Mongolian press freedom NGO which in September denounced the government’s inaction since the last UPR in 2015.“RSF commends the positive steps taken by Mongolia in the past decades towards media liberalisation, but its regulation still requests significant reforms guaranteeing editorial freedom for journalists and a better protection of their sources”, says Cédric Alviani, RSF East Asia Bureau Head.Although Mongolia broadly respects the principles of liberty and media pluralism, its regulation still lacks basic legal protections for confidential sources and current defamation laws lead to journalistic self-censorship or harsh fines. In accordance with this review process, Human Rights Council member states contributing to the UPR cycle may choose to recommend that Mongolia adopt the reforms proposed by RSF.In June, RSF called on the Mongolian political parties and the candidates to voice their commitment to support newsroom independence to tackle corruption.Mongolia ranked 73rd out of 180 in the 2020 RSF World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en June 2, 2020 Find out more News News December 8, 2016 Find out morelast_img read more

Jeevan Jeyaratnam – Oddsfeed – Piegate and Spot-Fixing vs Sunderland and John Terry

first_img Related Articles Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Submit Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Super Soccer Oddsfeed’s Jeevan Jeyaratnam spoke to SBC News about the Stamford Bridge swansong for John Terry, and how this compares to Wayne Shaw’s pie-eating antics.Jeevan JeyaratnamI’ve heard some sensationalist views this week regarding the, admittedly daft, stunt triggered on Sunday when the now ex-Sunderland boss David Moyes and his squad colluded with Chelsea’s wishes to force a break in play during the 26th minute.Retiring club hero John Terry, adorned in the number 26 shirt, had, it was later revealed, reached an agreement with his boss Antonio Conte that he would play just 26 minutes of the final game of his Chelsea career. In order for the substitution to be regarded as symbolic it had to happen in the 26th minute.As a substitution can only occur during a natural break in play, there is absolutely no guarantee this could happen without both sides ‘agreement’. To this end, Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford kicked the ball into touch during minute 26 to facilitate the somewhat farcical change.Let’s be clear here, the Premier League has not seen fit to investigate this acknowledged collusion and apart from belittling the already doomed Sunderland, little harm was done and there is no evidence to suggest this information leaked and led to any sort of betting activity.There have been calls from the less informed that this was akin to spot-fixing, the scourge of black market cricket fixes. The dictionary definition of spot-fixing varies somewhat but is essentially, “the pre-meditated engineering of an outcome within a sporting event.” The Wikipedia entry is perhaps more encapsulating in that it correctly suggests this engineering occurs to service a betting market.The fundamental difference between this event and traditional spot fixes is the stimulus. There isn’t an odds market for this kind of thing, nor is it likely that there ever will be, the very basis for allowing this to happen was not entrenched in a desire to profit financially. Spot-fixing has financial gain firmly imprinted into its DNA, it is the only reason it happens. This stimulus difference is critical but seems to have been conveniently ignored by those wishing to cause harm, cause controversy and sell papers.Revisiting the Piegate incident earlier in the year, we can draw parallels between Wayne Shaw’s pie-eating and spot-fixing; the incident occurred for financial gain through ‘manipulation’ of a betting market. This is, albeit not the worst case, very close to our definition of spot-fixing, as while not directly affecting the game or outcome, the act did occur in what is considered to be the playing arena.Crucially the Sunderland/John Terry incident had no basis in financial gain and reports of bets laid can be attributed to clever lateral thinking on behalf of punters, who remembered back to Didier Drogba’s last game in the royal blue. Though Drogba played most of his Chelsea career in the number 11 shirt he was carried off the pitch in the 30th minute, also against Sunderland, and punters requesting a price for Terry exiting in the 26th minute were merely being smart, not pre-informed.Paddy Power laid three bets at 100/1, it appears the maximum single stake £25. Clearly this is wholly different from both traditional spot-fixing and the Piegate debacle, where stakes alone were alleged to have been over £1000 and the outcome clearly considered to be “certain”.While neither incident shows the sport in the best light, it is inflammatory to suggest this was anything more than an ill-conceived ‘tribute’ to a rare breed of player, who stayed with the same club since age 14. StumbleUpon Share Share Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020last_img read more

Alonso named “most marketable F1 driver”

first_imgFernando Alonso has been named the “most marketable driver” in Formula One by a poll carried out by German sports marketing company Repucom.The McLaren driver was on top of the charts in 2014 and has finished first again ahead of the start of the 2015 season, from which he will be absent.According to the poll, Alonso’s marketability has increased, with a DBI index of 89.66.The Celebrity DBI is an independent index that quantifies and qualifies consumer perceptions of celebrities.The study says 98% of the people in Spain know Alonso.Alonso is followed in the ranking by his former Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa (88.84) and four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel (85.49).Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton is fourth with a DBI index of 83.68. McLaren driver Jenson Button completes the top five. “There have been big changes in terms of team personnel during the F1 season break and whilst there are some shifts in the top 10 most marketable rankings, it is important to see how brands are reacting to 2015’s new grid line-up,” said Repucom’s Nigel Geach.”We are seeing a heightened level of consumer brands becoming involved in F1 in 2015, some which are changing allegiances. Ultimately it is them who will benefit most from the marketability of drivers.”New consumer focussed partnerships include CNN’s sponsorship of McLaren Honda, Hugo Boss’s deal with Mercedes AMG and Williams Martini partnerships with Hackett, Unilever and Rexona.”Consumer brands will gravitate naturally to where the leading drivers are and with the dominance of Alonso’s profile off the track, a strong first season at McLaren could well see him pull even further from the pack.”However, this season, the one to watch is Lewis Hamilton. With a host of personal endorsements to his name already and being a part of a team everyone was chasing last year, Hamilton has an opportunity to grow his reputation internationally as potentially one of F1’s finest. “He has a high profile domestically brands will be watching the performance of this driver in 2015 very closely.”last_img read more