Free Communication And Information BLOCKED !

Free Communication And Information BLOCKED !

Free Communication And Information BLOCKED.
Who want to control the mind of people which should be FREE ?
Article 19
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL PEOPLE
www.libertyandpeacenow.org/humanrights.htm

Human Rights Day 2010: Freedom to Speak Out Essential For Human Rights Defenders

Human Rights Day 2010: Freedom to Speak Out Essential For Human Rights Defenders
London. December 9, 2010/3mnews.org/Article19.org/– On the occasion of the Human Rights Day, ARTICLE 19 calls on governments to protect the freedom of expression of human rights defenders speaking out against discrimination and other human rights abuses. Human rights defenders – whether human rights monitors, activists or journalists – actively seek justice, accountability and transparency for human rights abuses by working alone or in collaboration with others, at the local, national and/or international levels. Over the past year, ARTICLE 19 has witnessed that human rights defenders across the world have faced ever increasing threats to both themselves and their families simply for exercising their the right to freedom of expression and speaking out against discrimination, exclusion, oppression and violence. This issue, which confronts states such as Mexico, Egypt, Sri Lanka and China among many others, deserves more focussed attention and action by the international community.
Yet, too often, a culture of impunity surrounds such threats and actual attacks on human rights defenders who have raised their voices against violations. The denial of human rights defenders’ rights leads to a “chilling effect” on their right to freedom of expression, impedes the public’s “right to know” and is a significant restraint upon their ability to hold state and non-state actors accountable for abuses.
ARTICLE 19 therefore urges states to properly implement their existing international human rights obligations to protect human rights defenders, including those indicated in the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. State officials or agents should not be involved directly or indirectly in targeted attacks against human rights defenders for exercising their right to speak out against human rights abuses, or any other reason. Any attacks on human rights defenders, wherever they occur, should be promptly and thoroughly investigated by a competent, independent and impartial body established by the state. The state authorities should hold accountable all persons found to have committed abuses against human rights defenders, regardless of political affiliation or rank, and according to procedures that meet international standards of due process. States should prevent, punish and redress the harm caused by state or private actors, including unidentified armed groups, to human rights defenders.
ARTICLE 19 also hopes that Human Rights Day 2010 will inspire and embolden a new generation of human rights defenders to speak up to end discrimination and other human rights violations whenever and wherever they are manifested.

Wikileaks And Article 19

Wikileaks and Article 19
Statement issued by Article 19 Human Rights Organization – Universal Right To Seek And To Publish Information Without Frontiers – Article 19: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers — Universal Delcaration Of The Human Rights
London. December 3, 2010 /3mnews.org/– The Human Rights Organization Article 19 has released on Thursday a statement on the situation of Wikileaks, Julian Assange and the universal right to seek and to publish information of any kind aacording to article 19 of the Universal Declaration Of The Human Rights which have been proclaimed in 1948 by the United Nations in New York City in the United States of America. The controversy over the latest release of documents by Wikileaks and major newspapers should not be used by nations as an excuse to limit citizens’ rights to access information. ARTICLE 19 calls on governments around the world to fulfil their obligations to transparency and the public’s right to know, including the obligation to give full effect to principles of proactive and mandatory disclosure of information.

“Information is the oxygen of democracy” says Dr Agnes Callamard, ARTICLE 19 Executive Director. “Rather than passing more secrecy laws and threatening to prosecute journalists and whistleblowers, governments should focus on making more information available and only protecting that which can cause substantive harm. At the same time, journalists have an obligation to exercise caution when revealing possibly sensitive information.”
As ARTICLE 19 highlighted previously, respect for international standards on freedom of information and protection of whistleblowers are paramount to the debates on issues raised by latest releases. ARTICLE 19 maintains that under these standards, any restrictions on access to information must fall within the scope of the limited regime of exceptions. It is public bodies who are obliged to show that disclosure of the information would cause substantial harm and information should still be disclosed if the benefits of disclosure outweigh such harm. States should also adopt and implement a legal and policy framework that protects whistleblowers from prosecution, and allow for public interest exemptions for revealing information such as corruption or human rights abuses.
ARTICLE 19 notes that much of the information contained in the cables appears to be already available in the public domain. None of the released documents were classified as top secret and most of the information in those six per cent classified as secret was also publically known. Further, these documents would likely be released anyway in the course of requests under the US Freedom of Information Act.
ARTICLE 19 is concerned about efforts by the US Government and other countries to prosecute a Wikileaks representative for violating the Espionage Act or other national Officials Secrets Acts. IIt is an obligation of governments – not of media and private individuals – to protect the confidentiality of official information if necessary under legitimate interests. We also urge the media, government officials, academics, and others to condemn calls for violence against Wikileaks staff and whistleblowers.
ARTICLE 19 also rejects calls and demands to maintain or expand secrecy legislation rather than adopt a comprehensive right to information framework, including the obligation of proactive disclosure. Nations without freedom of information laws such as Singapore have used the Wikileaks revelations as an excuse to justify their current restrictive regimes, while China has blocked internet access to the site. We call on all governments to respect of the right to information and its importance in democratic processes.
ARTICLE 19 does not believe that the leaks are likely to chill the speech of officials and rejects any policy changes that would impact on the free flow of information in this area. Studies of the effects of right to information legislation in numerous countries have found that there has been little impact on the amount of information that is recorded or that opinions are blunted following an increase in transparency. In fact, in some cases, they have found that the quality of documents has improved with the knowledge that it will become public some day, and focus on provision of real political analysis. Officials have a duty to pass on important information and that is not lifted because of fears that it one day may become public. The US FOIA has been in effect for over 40 years so several generations of officials have learned to live with it.
ARTICLE 19 welcomes the apparently extensive efforts by the newspapers involved in the release of the embassy cables to review the documents, place them in context and ensure that the release of the information did not cause serious harm. Most of the analysis has been serious and has shone an important light on relations between nations. We also commend the fact that it was the combination and collaboration of electronic and mainstream media that gave strength to the latest release.
Article 19: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers — Universal Delcaration Of The Human Rights. The full version of the Universal Declaration Of The Human Rights valid worldwide and universal are available on www.libertyandpeacenow.org/humanrights.htm

Wikileaks and Article 19

Wikileaks and Article 19
Statement issued by Article 19 Human Rights Organization – Universal Right To Seek And To Publish Information Without Frontiers – Article 19: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers — Universal Delcaration Of The Human Rights
London. December 3, 2010 /3mnews.org/– The Human Rights Organization Article 19 has released on Thursday a statement on the situation of Wikileaks, Julian Assange and the universal right to seek and to publish information of any kind aacording to article 19 of the Universal Declaration Of The Human Rights which have been proclaimed in 1948 by the United Nations in New York City in the United States of America. The controversy over the latest release of documents by Wikileaks and major newspapers should not be used by nations as an excuse to limit citizens’ rights to access information. ARTICLE 19 calls on governments around the world to fulfil their obligations to transparency and the public’s right to know, including the obligation to give full effect to principles of proactive and mandatory disclosure of information.

“Information is the oxygen of democracy” says Dr Agnes Callamard, ARTICLE 19 Executive Director. “Rather than passing more secrecy laws and threatening to prosecute journalists and whistleblowers, governments should focus on making more information available and only protecting that which can cause substantive harm. At the same time, journalists have an obligation to exercise caution when revealing possibly sensitive information.”
As ARTICLE 19 highlighted previously, respect for international standards on freedom of information and protection of whistleblowers are paramount to the debates on issues raised by latest releases. ARTICLE 19 maintains that under these standards, any restrictions on access to information must fall within the scope of the limited regime of exceptions. It is public bodies who are obliged to show that disclosure of the information would cause substantial harm and information should still be disclosed if the benefits of disclosure outweigh such harm. States should also adopt and implement a legal and policy framework that protects whistleblowers from prosecution, and allow for public interest exemptions for revealing information such as corruption or human rights abuses.
ARTICLE 19 notes that much of the information contained in the cables appears to be already available in the public domain. None of the released documents were classified as top secret and most of the information in those six per cent classified as secret was also publically known. Further, these documents would likely be released anyway in the course of requests under the US Freedom of Information Act.
ARTICLE 19 is concerned about efforts by the US Government and other countries to prosecute a Wikileaks representative for violating the Espionage Act or other national Officials Secrets Acts. IIt is an obligation of governments – not of media and private individuals – to protect the confidentiality of official information if necessary under legitimate interests. We also urge the media, government officials, academics, and others to condemn calls for violence against Wikileaks staff and whistleblowers.
ARTICLE 19 also rejects calls and demands to maintain or expand secrecy legislation rather than adopt a comprehensive right to information framework, including the obligation of proactive disclosure. Nations without freedom of information laws such as Singapore have used the Wikileaks revelations as an excuse to justify their current restrictive regimes, while China has blocked internet access to the site. We call on all governments to respect of the right to information and its importance in democratic processes.
ARTICLE 19 does not believe that the leaks are likely to chill the speech of officials and rejects any policy changes that would impact on the free flow of information in this area. Studies of the effects of right to information legislation in numerous countries have found that there has been little impact on the amount of information that is recorded or that opinions are blunted following an increase in transparency. In fact, in some cases, they have found that the quality of documents has improved with the knowledge that it will become public some day, and focus on provision of real political analysis. Officials have a duty to pass on important information and that is not lifted because of fears that it one day may become public. The US FOIA has been in effect for over 40 years so several generations of officials have learned to live with it.
ARTICLE 19 welcomes the apparently extensive efforts by the newspapers involved in the release of the embassy cables to review the documents, place them in context and ensure that the release of the information did not cause serious harm. Most of the analysis has been serious and has shone an important light on relations between nations. We also commend the fact that it was the combination and collaboration of electronic and mainstream media that gave strength to the latest release.
Article 19: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers — Universal Delcaration Of The Human Rights. The full version of the Universal Declaration Of The Human Rights valid worldwide and universal are available on www.libertyandpeacenow.org/humanrights.htm

Zensur: Google löschte Blog des international Glaubens-Netzwerkes IFN International Family Network d734

Google löschte Blog des internationalen Glaubens-Netzwerkes IFN International Family Network d734

von Tina Green

London / Berlin. 2. August 2009. Ohne jede Ankündigung hat Google INC. Bei blogspot.com auch den Informations-Blog des internationalen Glaubens-Netzwerkes IFN International Family Network d734 bei www.ifnd734.blogspot.com am Wochenende gelöscht.

Das internationale Glaubens-Netzwerk ist seit 1984 international tätig. Weitere Informationen sind auf der Haupt-Seite des Netzwerkes bei www.ifnd734.org zu finden.

Die Gründe für die nicht angekündigte LÖSCHUNG aller Inhalte ohne vorherige Ankündigung an die Redaktionen von IFN International Network d734 sind bislang nicht bekannt.

Bei dem Glaubens-Netzwerk handelt es sich um ein jüdisch-christliches Glaubens-Netzwerk, das sich für den inter-regliösen Dialog und multi-kulturelle Kommunikation engagiert.

Presse-Zensur: Google löschte Blog der Nachrichten-Agentur 3mnewswire.org mit rund 4000 Nachrichten-Meldungen

Google löschte Blog der Nachrichten-Agentur 3mnewswire.org mit rund 4000 Nachrichten-Meldungen

Von Tina Green

London / Berlin. 2. August 2009. Ohne jede Ankündigung hat Google bei blogspot.com den Nachrichten-Blog der internationalen Nachrichtenagentur 3mnewswire.org mit rund 4000 Nachrichten-Meldungen, Fotos- Audio- und Fernseh-Beiträgen am Wochenende gelöscht

Die Gründe hierfür sind bislang nicht bekannt.

Der Gründer der Nachrichtenagentur 3mnewswire.org, der Französisch-deutsche Journalist, Rundfunk-Journalist und Autor von sieben Bücher, Andreas Klamm, versucht zur Zeit eine Kontakt-Aufnahme mit Google INC. in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika und in den Deutschland.

Die Nachrichtenagentur 3mnewswire.org und der Französisch-deutsche Journalist Andreas Klamm sind in Groß Britannien, den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika und in Deutschland tätig.

Die Haupt-Adresse der Nachrichten-Agentur ist 3mnewswire.org

Liberty and Peace NOW! – Right Livelihood Award 2008 (3)

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Liberty and Peace NOW! – Right Livelihood Award (3)

Liberty and Peace NOW! from Stockholm, Sweden with Asha Hagi from Somalia, Africa and Jakob von Uexkuell, alternative Nobel Prize, Right Livelihood Foundation Award 2008, Production: Andreas Klamm, Journalist, broadcast journalist, author, TV producer
(c) 2008 by Andreas Klamm journalist, TV producer and IBS Television Liberty

Liberty and Peace NOW! Freedom To Speak, Part 2

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Liberty and Peace NOW! Freedom To Speak, Part 2
Wafula Oguttu is a journalist and publisher of the daily newspaper „The Monitor in the country of Uganda. He got several times arrested in prison simply for the fact of using his elementary and fundamental rights, such as FREE SPEECH, FREE EXPRESIION of opinion and reporting independent stoires as a journalist in Africa, according to ARTICLE 19, Universal Declaration of the Human Rights proclaimed 60 years ago by the United Nations in New York City in the United States of America.
With Wafula Oguttu, journalist and publisher for the newspaper „The Monitor (Uganda), Amy Goodman, journalist and producer of Democracy NOW! (New York City) and Andreas Klamm, journalist and producer of Liberty and Peace NOW! (London, New York City, Paris, international services).
Production by Andreas Klamm, journalist, IBS Television Liberty, international service, broadcasting from the city of Stockholm in Sweden.
Program in the English language.
IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, international service

Liberty and Peace NOW! Freedom To Speak, Part 1

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Liberty and Peace NOW! Freedom To Speak, Part 1
Wafula Oguttu is a journalist and publisher of the daily newspaper „The Monitor in the country of Uganda. He got several times arrested in prison simply for the fact of using his elementary and fundamental rights, such as FREE SPEECH, FREE EXPRESIION of opinion and reporting independent stoires as a journalist in Africa, according to ARTICLE 19, Universal Declaration of the Human Rights proclaimed 60 years ago by the United Nations in New York City in the United States of America.
Production by Andreas Klamm, journalist, IBS Television Liberty, international service, broadcasting from the city of Stockholm in Sweden.
Program in the English language.
IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, international service

SEAPA Capsule Report: Thai journalists caught in crossfire of tense standoff

SEAPA Capsule Report: Thai journalists caught in crossfire of tense standoff
New York, U.S.A./(and). December 2, 2008/3mnewswire.org/– In Bangkok Thai journalist are increasingly finding themselves caught in the corssfire between the two warring political groups and their supporters.

As the political crisis in Bangkok escalates, Thai journalists are increasingly finding themselves caught in the crossfire between two warring political factions and their respective supporters, with reports of harassment, shootings, and physical attacks targetting media offices and practitioners.
Anti-government protesters led by the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) have been occupying Bangkok’s two main airports – the Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Muang Airport – for more than a week now. More than 200,000 are believed stranded in Thailand, as the protests plunge the country into deeper political
crisis and worsening economic fallout from the same.
As tensions rise, however, the media has been vulnerable and has indeed come under direct attack.
On November 24, unidentified men aboard a motorized boat along the Chao Phraya River fired grenades at the ASTV head office. Net surrounding the building fortunately deflected the grenades, which fell to the waters and exploded without causing damage or injuries.
ASTV is a satellite TV service provider owned by media mogul Sondhi Limthongkul, leader of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD)anti-government movement. Its security officials believe the attackers‘ main target were the satellite dishes on the building’s roof.
Four days later, another such attack took place. The launched grenades exploded on the fourth level of the ASTV building, shattering glass windows and injuring a newscaster.
The two airports, focal points of the stand-off, are also the site of direct harassment and intimidation against individual journalists.
A photographer from the Thai-language newspaper „Thai Rath“ was attacked by PAD guards at Don Mueang on the night of November 28.
The photographer, who requested anonymity, said a PAD guard struck him from behind, causing him to fall to the ground. At the time, he said he had been taking photographs of another PAD guard beating a man.
He said he was then surrounded by eight or nine guards who snatched his camera and accused him of being an imposter. More guards showed up and assaulted him further until reporters came to his aid, confirming that he was a real photographer.
In another incident, the PAD stopped reporters and photographers from covering the capture of a policeman by PAD guards at Suvarnabhumi Intenational Airport on November 30. The „Bangkok Post“ reported that some PAD protesters also hurled insults at the journalists.
Reporters complained that PAD protesters videotaped them while doing their job. One PAD guard tried to see what they were typing on their computers at Suvarnabhumi airport’s One Stop Service area, which has been turned into a temporary press room.
„The Nation“ reported that PAD protesters also cajoled reporters to report only the good side of the PAD.
„Ban Muang“ newspaper reporter Natthawut Karanyasophon said two PAD followers at Suvarnabhumi International Airport forced him to take off his white T-shirt marked with the message, „Stop Violence“. The guards told him the T-shirt missed the point as only the PAD was treated unfairly.
„The Nation“ said other protesters surrounded Natthawut. PAD co-leader Saranyu Wongkrachang stepped in and moved the media’s work centre to another area.
Natthawut said the Thai Journalists‘ Association (TJA) encouraged reporters to wear the T-shirt while they covered stories at Government House to call for peace. He claimed that though he did not fear the protesters, he changed his T-shirt to avoid more trouble.
Also on November 30, „The Nation“ reported that PAD guards opened fire at a TV station’s OB van at Don Mueang airport, riddling the vehicle with bullet holes. The technician and the driver were unharmed.
Phanumart Jaihork, a TNN relay controller, said he and the driver were lost in the airport vicinity. They stopped at a checkpoint manned by PAD guards in front of the terminal building to ask for directions. Phanumart said he heard gunfire. The guards then told them to drive on and look for a safe place in the airport building.
However, when they passed the second checkpoint, the technician and the driver heard more gunshots, prompting them to flee from the area. The OB van, which bore the TV station’s markings, sustained many bullet holes on the sides, tailgate and roof .
Still in Don Mueang, a scuffle almost broke out between AFP and local Thai media photographers and PAD protesters after the latter demanded for the cameras of the photographers after accusing them of taking pictures of a protester without his consent.
Alarmed by the series of attacks on journalists, the TJA–a founding member of the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA)–along with The Press Council of Thailand, the Confederation of Thai Journalists, the Thai Broadcast Journalists‘ Association and the Association of Thai Cable Operators, issued a statement on December 1 calling on both the government and the PAD to stop violent acts against journalists and allow them to perform their duties unhampered.
„These acts are unacceptable since they obstruct the work of the media and threaten the people’s right to access to information. We appeal to protestors of all sides to stop these acts once and for all,“ said the media groups in their statement.
The statement emphasized the need for media to stay in the middle in order to report facts as fairly as possible, „No matter how the current violence turns out, the media has a duty to report facts with balance so that the public is equipped with enough information to make its own decision.“
„We, therefore, appeal to demonstrators to realize and understand the work of the media. Any group that attacks the media will not win public support,“ the statement added.
At the same time, the media groups advised their colleagues to exercise their journalistic duties with caution, reminding them of their duty to „adhere to their professional ethics and not allow themselves to be influenced by any particular group.“
Source: Southeast Asian Press Alliance
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