Russian TV dodges bad news

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more News Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown to go further Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption May 5, 2021 Find out more Russia is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en News Follow the news on Russia Receive email alertscenter_img Credit: Alexander Nemenov / AFP Organisation RussiaEurope – Central Asia Media independence Freedom of expressionCouncil of Europe Читать на русском / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the growing trend of major Russian TV channels ignoring or playing down bad news. A massive fire in a Siberian shopping mall on 25 March was left uncovered for half a day while other dramatic events in recent months have been played down. President Putin’s activities meanwhile get systematic coverage.More than 60 people were killed in the shopping mall fire in the Siberian city of Kemerovo but it was ignored for hours by the three leading TV networks – Pervy Kanal and Rossiya 1, which are mainly state-owned, and NTV, which belongs to the mainly state-owned natural gas company Gazprom.Some privately-owned media outlets began live coverage from the disaster scene from as early as midday, but the major TV channels did not report it until their evening news programmes and then only gave it brief mention after long reports about the results of the previous week’s presidential election.Playing up good newsSeveral studies have shown that in recent months the federal TV networks have covered certain “negative” events only partially or belatedly or have ignored them altogether. This was the case with two deadly attacks in schools in Perm and Ulan-Ude in January. They were front-page news in the national newspapers but the three big TV networks dedicated a total of only five reports to each attack. And none of the Sunday new programmes mentioned these tragic events.A knife attack in Siberia in August 2017 in which at least eight people were injured received only sporadic coverage by the big TV channels although it was claimed by Islamic State. Instead the news programmes covered the terrorist attacks in Catalonia, nationalism in the United States and reports that Ukraine had been sending arms to North Korea.Regardless of the possible ad hoc explanations, dissimulation of bad news is consistent with the Russian government’s media policies, of which the federal TV networks are the main tool. On the eve of the 2018 presidential campaign, the leading TV channels were strictly forbidden to broadcast “negative” stories without prior approval from senior media officials in the president’s office.The media were also encouraged to play up positive news chosen by the Kremlin by means of a news exchange system with the regions and leading companies, which was set up before the start of the campaign. According to a BBC Russian service interviewee, the ban on negative TV news has probably been extended until President Putin is sworn in for another term in May.Waiting for management’s green lightAt the federal TV networks, which are still the main source of news for most Russians, self-censorship is the rule and their executives are often summoned for briefings at the Kremlin. But officially the Kremlin keeps its distance and claims that the TV networks decide their own editorial policies.Asked why the leading TV channels were so slow to cover the Kemerovo fire, presidential spokesman Dmitri Peskov, who is also in charge of media relations, said “at first no one imagined the scale of the tragedy.” But Peskov himself had said in January that coverage of tragic events “needs a very delicate approach.”“There is no shortage of irony in the government’s repeated condemnation of rumours about the Kemerovo fire,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “By saying nothing about the fire for so long, the state-controlled TV channels were partly to blame. We call on the authorities to respect their own laws, which ban censorship and guarantee the absence of state interference in media editorial policies.”Contradictory explanationsAccording to a Rossiya 1 employee, the newsroom waited for a green light from the management before starting to cover the Kemerovo fire, and this took time because it was a Sunday. Senior staff at the TV channels and in their newsrooms either said that there was already “too much news” to add another report or that “the federal TV channels cannot sow panic in the absence of official information.”Rumours and conspiracy theories were nonetheless already getting a lot of circulation the day after the disaster, along with wild estimates of the death toll. Much of the official message was moreover given over to denouncing a coordinated “campaign” to “destabilize the situation.” RussiaEurope – Central Asia Media independence Freedom of expressionCouncil of Europe May 21, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News April 3, 2018 Russian TV dodges bad newslast_img read more

Japan Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in Cyber Security Market Report 2020: Opportunities in…

first_img Japan Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in Cyber Security Market Report 2020: Opportunities in Mission Assurance, Appropriate Risk Management and Response to Cyber Threats & ‘New Cyber Hygiene’ – By Digital AIM Web Support – February 15, 2021 Pinterest Twitter DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 15, 2021– The “Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in Cyber Security in Japan, 2020” report has been added to’s offering. This study describes the IIoT ecosystem in 6 layers: devices, LAN, servers, outside network, cloud, and edge and gateway. The characteristics of the Japanese market are examined from the aspects of political, technological, economic, legal, and socio-cultural points of view. Of late, cyberspace has been driving socio-economic activities, as a fall-out of the unification of cyberspace and real space including entire industries, especially manufacturing industries, which is termed Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The vast amount of data produced by sensors and devices every second from all over the world is being stored and analyzed in cyberspace globally. In addition, real-time delivery of new products and services that use data to provide added value is evolving in a number of domains. In such circumstances, cyberspace and real space can no longer be considered separately. Modern operations spread across complex information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) infrastructures. These include several devices connected via IIoT. This leads to new challenges in protecting the industrial environment. To protect this complex attack surface, many industrial organizations are trying to integrate IT and OT operations. In a race for more efficient operation, industrial control systems (ICS) running on legacy hardware are integrated with software and smart devices. As the chances of servers, controllers, surveillance equipment, and sensors connecting to the Internet increase, the scope for cyberattacks expands. A new cybersecurity solution framework is required for this kind of combined new space and the coming digital age, due to this massive expansion of data from major socio-economic activities, the including IIoT ecosystem. The amount of data generated from IIoT has increased enormously, and the importance of data and the need for security measures have become urgent issues. From this combined new space expansion, the risk of economic and social loss or damage in the real space is expected to accelerate very much from the opportunity for malicious activities in cyberspace. As a result, it is necessary to secure the IIoT environment, which has grown to be the basis of today’s economic society and to achieve sustainable secured development. It is also necessary to secure autonomous evolution and development and tackle security issues. It requires a cross-cutting and agile approach. The content proposes growth opportunities in the expanding combined real and cyberspace from IIoT and cybersecurity point of view in Japan. Key Topics Covered: 1. Executive Summary 2. Market DefinitionsWhat is IIoT?Cloudification Between IT and OTIncreased Convergence Between IT and OTTypes of Cyber AttacksKey Challenges in Cyber Security 3. Layers of IIoT SecurityIIoT in Enterprise6 Layers of IIoT – Security for IIoT Devices6 Layers of IIoT – Security for LAN6 Layers of IIoT – Security for Servers6 Layers of IIoT – Security for Outside Network6 Layers of IIoT – Security for Cloud6 Layers of IIoT – Security for the Edge/Gateway 4. IIoT Security in JapanIIoT Development in JapanDeploying IIoT Applications Across Industries and the Emerging Security Issues 5. Factors Influencing the IIoT Security in JapanFactors Influencing Japanese Cyber SecurityGap Between Management and Operation LevelsLack of Awareness Among OperatorsAttack Case 1Attack Case 3 6. IIoT Security Vendor Case Studies in JapanYokogawa ElectricPower PlantsHitachi 7. Growth Opportunities and Call to ActionGrowth Opportunity 1 – Mission AssuranceGrowth Opportunity 2 – Appropriate Risk Management and Response to Cyber ThreatsGrowth Opportunity 3 – ‘New Cyber Hygiene’Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth 8. The Last word Companies Mentioned WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Local NewsBusiness Previous articleWorldwide Application Testing Services Industry to 2026 – Players Include Wipro, Amazon Web Services & Tech Mahindra Among Others – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleAlternativeSoft: Which Mutual Funds and Hedge Funds with AUM > $100m, Performed the Best Since the March 2020 Covid19? Digital AIM Web Support Yokogawa ElectricPower PlantsHitachi For more information about this report visit View source version on CONTACT: Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: JAPAN ASIA PACIFIC INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY INTERNET SECURITY SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/15/2021 09:36 AM/DISC: 02/15/2021 09:36 AM Facebook Facebook WhatsApp TAGS  last_img read more

Bogor regency council speaker tests positive for COVID-19

first_imgHowever, he vowed to keep abreast of the council’s activities through online platforms.He also said he had instructed the council to assess council members for possible COVID-19 infections, adding that he hoped all members would continue to adhere to health protocols.Read also: Govt consistent in prioritizing health in handling COVID-19, Jokowi saysRudy is the latest in a string of central government and regional administration bigwigs to contract the disease in recent weeks. Bima Arya, the mayor of neighboring Bogor city, had tested positive back in March but has since recovered.The Bogor regency task force has detected COVID-19 clusters in four government offices in the region, namely the Public Works and Housing Agency, the Revenue Management Agency, the Land and Settlement Housing Agency and the office of state-owned tap water company PDAM.Bogor regency has recorded 1,645 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 50 fatalities as of Saturday. (trn)Topics : The speaker of the Bogor regency council, Rudy Susmasto, has announced on Friday that he will temporarily withdraw from council activities after testing positive for COVID-19.“I underwent an independent swab test, and the result came out on Sept. 25 at 12:45 p.m. I was declared positive for COVID-19,” he explained in a written statement on Friday as quoted by“As of today, I will temporarily withdraw from the council’s activities for the next few days until I completely recover,” he added.last_img read more

Anthony Martial deal adds to Louis van Gaal’s Old Trafford spending

first_img United failed in their last-minute bid to offload goalkeeper David de Gea to Real Madrid on Monday night, but there were no late hiccups regarding Martial. The Old Trafford club confirmed on Tuesday afternoon they had completed a deal to sign the 19-year-old French striker. Monaco could receive various add-ons – one of which is for if Martial wins the Ballon d’Or – on top of an initial fee of £36million. He becomes the 12th signing of Van Gaal’s reign. In total, the Dutchman has spent around £261million on new additions since he took over as manager last summer. Martial, 19, becomes the most expensive teenager in the history of football, eclipsing the £30million fee Van Gaal paid for Luke Shaw last year. Monaco, who signed Martial from Lyon two years ago, rate the player highly, but the Ligue 1 club admitted United’s offer, which could reportedly rise to £58million in total, was simply too good to turn down. Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev told the club’s website: ”We wished to keep him this season but Manchester United made an incredible offer that neither Anthony, nor AS Monaco, could refuse.” The forward, who scored 15 goals in 70 appearances for Monaco, has signed a four-year contract with the option of another year and will wear the number nine shirt for United. Despite having just one full season of top-flight football under his belt, Martial is not fazed by the challenge of providing the pace and creativity that Van Gaal thinks his first team currently lacks. ”I don’t feel the pressure,” Martial told MUTV. Louis van Gaal took his total expenditure as Manchester United manager to over a quarter of a billion pounds following the record signing of Anthony Martial from Monaco. Press Association ”I know there is pressure but I’m ready for it. ”I’m very proud. I’m very happy because I worked hard for this and my family is very happy about it. ”I spoke with the coach, Louis van Gaal, and I know that I need to work very hard. It’s not easy to speak about myself but I am a very fast player. I hope that everything will go well for me at this club.” He added: ”I have always wanted to play in the Premier League and to join the biggest club in the world is what every young footballer dreams of. I am looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and working with Louis van Gaal, who has achieved so much in his career.” Van Gaal was happy to sign his man, but warned not to expect too much too soon from the Frenchman. The United manager said: ”Anthony is a naturally talented, young, multi-functional forward with great potential. We have been watching him for a while now and he has developed immensely during his time at AS Monaco. ”I am delighted he has joined Manchester United as I believe this is the right club for him to continue his development as a young player. He has all the attributes to become a top football player; however we need to give him time to adjust to his new environment and the rhythm of the Premier League.” Other than the signing of 17-year-old defender Regan Poole from Newport, United did not complete any other transfers on deadline day. James Wilson was linked with a loan move away from the club but that failed to materialise. And the marquee signing United fans were hoping for never came, which means Van Gaal will have to rely on the likes of Martial, Wayne Rooney, Memphis Depay and Juan Mata to provide the goals to aid United’s title push. Contrary to reports, Press Association Sport understands United did not enquire about Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus when they loaned Adnan Januzaj to the Bundeliga club on Monday. The 2013 Champions League finalists do not have the option to buy Januzaj and it is understood that Van Gaal expects the 20-year-old to return to United next summer and fight for a first-team place. Javier Hernandez and Anders Lindegaard will have no such opportunity. They left the club for Bayer Leverkusen and West Brom on permanent deals on Monday. last_img read more

Three betting brands become five for Campeón Gaming Partners

first_img Submit Raketech names Karlsten as new COO May 27, 2020 Campeón Gaming Partners has increased its appeal to global online gaming affiliates by expanding into a wider range of ‘geos’ and adding new payment methods pertinent to each of these new target markets, which includes Canada and Brazil.The igaming operator and affiliate network already includes European-focused sportsbook and online casino brands CampeonBet and EvoBet, along with SvenBet – a site launched in November 2018 specifically for players in Germany and the Nordic countries.However, three brands will soon become five through the imminent launch of SvenPlay – an extension of the SvenBet Casino (Sweden and MGA licensed with a Pay N Play module powered by Trustly) – and CampeonUK, a version of 2018’s ‘AskGamblers Best New Casino’ but for the UK market.AskGamblers is one of the major gaming affiliates already pushing these live Campeón brands, alongside the likes of Catena Media, Slotsia, Ihre Consulting and Raketech – all through an Income Access-powered affiliate platform catering for CPA and revenue share models, as well as sub-affiliation commission.CampeonBet, EvoBet and SvenBet have, for some time, offered international payment methods such as Visa, Skrill, Neteller, Entercash, Boleto, Giropay, Sofort, Zimpler, iDeal and MuchBetter – a collection that will soon include Interac (Canada) and Inovapay (Brazil), as well as credit card solutions for Nigeria, Kenya and Namibia.“We have set about reaching a wider set of geos through our sports betting and gaming brands,” said Campeón Gaming Partners Co-Founder Avraam Tosounidis, “both in terms of launching new licensed domains and integrating the right payment solutions.“SvenPlay and CampeonUK will give us access to new markets, while providing our growing pool of affiliate partners with more revenue-making potential. Our partners know that the Income Access platform is one they can trust to deliver the right returns at the right time, regardless of their revenue sharing agreement.” Share Share Catena forecasts ‘record results’ ahead of August interims July 20, 2020 Related Articles Catena lauds ‘record’ Q2 as casino drives performance August 19, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

Shuttlers Satwiksairaj and Chirag settle for doubles silver in French Open

first_imgAdvertisement mdveNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4yqrbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E20s( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5ki6Would you ever consider trying this?😱9n9jCan your students do this? 🌚eskRoller skating! Powered by Firework India bagged the silver medal in men’s doubles category of the French Open Super 750, thanks to the pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty. The duo lost the finals in straight games against the top seeds Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo of Indonesia by a 18-21 16-21 margin, on Sunday.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BWFBadminton.comIt took the Indonesian pair just 35 minutes to beat their opponent, who looked rather nervy from the start. But even after their failure, the Indian duo commands respect as this was the first time an Indian men’s doubles pair had reached a Super 750 final. In singles though, Kidambi Srikanth won the men’s title back in 2017 while Saina Nehwal reached the women’s final in 2012.Both Satwik and Chirag weren’t in their best shape from the beginning and allowed Marcus and Kevin to take a huge lead of 7-1 in the first game. However, the Indian shuttlers showed character, coming back to the game at 17-17 a few moments later. With the scores level, the Indonesians changed their gear and quickly finished the game with three easy points.Advertisement The second game proved to be quite tight, as Satwik and Chirag took the game to 12-12, before the winners with their continuous pressure on the Indians, took home the match by a score of 16-21.The Indian duo, ranked world no. 11 raised a few eyebrows on their way to the finals, when they defeated the reigning world champions Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan. They also registered two stunning wins over Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen the world no. 8 and Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe, another favourites of the tournament.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Letterkenny woman’s warning after being followed on night out

first_imgA young woman has pleaded with other women not to walk home alone after she was followed in Letterkenny after a night out.The woman revealed she was walking home alone on Saturday night last after having a few drinks – something she would not normally do.A man passed her by but she thought nothing of it. A car pulled up alongside the woman and told her to get it pointing out that she was being followed by the man.The woman said that she noticed it was the same man who had passed up by a short time earlier who was now following her.She got into the car and as she did so the stranger ran off.The woman notified Gardai about the incident but the man had already fled. The woman appealed to others not to walk home alone and always remain vigilant.Gardai have confirmed they received a report and are investigating the incident. Letterkenny woman’s warning after being followed on night out was last modified: October 14th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldrinksfearGardaihomeletterkennywalkingwomanlast_img read more

Harrison aiming to halt Price bandwagon

first_imgAudley Harrison has vowed to prove his critics wrong when he faces unbeaten heavyweight prospect David Price.Stonebridge Park’s former Olympic gold medallist, 40, will be a massive underdog when he takes on Price in the British and Commonwealth champion’s home city of Liverpool on 13 October.The clash has been dubbed ‘The Battle of the Olympians’ given that Harrison took gold in 2000 and Price was a bronze medallist four years ago.Whereas Harrison has been much criticised during his professional career, the affable Price has attracted many admirers with a string of knockout wins.But Harrison declared: “It’s a great opportunity for me. I’ve fallen down many times and always found a way to get back up.“It’s a huge fight. There’s David Price on the way up – he hasn’t really put a foot wrong – and Mr Harrison on the way down.“What does he [Harrison] have left? Does he have anything left? It’s going to be a tough fight and I know what it means.“All the knocks I’ve had to go through have just been part of my journey. I kept getting up, never gave up on myself and I knew I was going to get back to this place.“At 40 years of age there are injuries and I’m not the guy that was 30. But I’ve definitely still got a lot to offer.”Harrison’s stock fell further when he was stopped in the third round of a world title challenge against David Haye in November 2010 – a dismal display he says was caused by a pectoral injury.But a victory over Price would put him in contention for another world title shot.“Each man has his own pathway. I’m still on my pathway. It’s not over yet. The story is not complete,” Harrison added.“I said I was going to be a world champion, and I’m still fighting on that journey. I haven’t given up yet.“Most people have written me off, but every time you write me off I find a way to come back.”See also:Harrison destroys Adams on ring returnPrice camp ‘interested’ in Harrison fightHarrison to take on Price in LiverpoolHarrison tipped to produce ‘something special’ against PriceHarrison promises ‘Olympic performance’ against PriceDeGale and Harrison weigh in ahead of Saturday’s title fightsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

49ers trade deadline news: No Garoppolo-esque deal this time

first_imgSANTA CLARA — A year after acquiring Jimmy Garoppolo, the flailing 49ers maintained status quo Tuesday at this season’s trade deadline.Pierre Garçon did not get dealt after coach Kyle Shanahan acknowledged brokering him this week on a receiver-needy market. Tuesday’s deadline deals saw two wide receivers find new homes: Golden Tate (Detroit Lions to Philadelphia Eagles) and Demaryius Thomas (Denver Broncos to Houston Texans).Garçon didn’t play in Sunday’s loss at Arizona and Shanahan expects …last_img

Sharks get injured forward back for Game 5 vs. Avalanche

first_imgSAN JOSE — Joonas Donskoi will play Saturday night but captain Joe Pavelski will remain out when the Sharks host the Colorado Avalanche in a pivotal Game 5 in their second round playoff series.Donskoi, who has missed the Sharks’ last five playoff games with an undisclosed injury, said Saturday morning he’s available to play. Coach Pete DeBoer said at the time the decision to put Donskoi in the lineup will be made just before the game. The Sharks play the Avalanche at 7 p.m. at SAP Center with …last_img