Far-right activists harass Greek reporter over refugee coverage

first_img News News RSF has already sounded the alarm about Golden Dawn violence against journalists and, in June, RSF issued a report on the methods used in many countries to obstruct media coverage of refugees. “The arrests of several of the people responsible for these coordinated attacks, all members of a far-right group, is a positive sign,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk.“We urge the Greek authorities to send a strong signal to all the extremist and racist groups that target journalists for covering a reality that annoys them. Verbal and online attacks of this kind must be punished in order to put a stop to them and, above all, to deter any attempt to pass from words to action.” RSF_en Greece’s new guidelines for policing protests threaten press freedom GreeceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists PredatorsViolence Balaskas said three supporters of the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn threatened him and insulted him on the street in Mytilene on 12 August. Another man verbally attacked him three days later, while he was covering a fire in the city’s Tsamakia park. The next day, 16 August, one of his articles was circulated on far-right social media pages, triggering a coordinated online campaign of harassment that included death threats and calls for Balaskas to be given the “punishment he deserves.” Balaskas filed a complaint about the intimidation attempts, which are increasingly being used by Golden Dawn members and other far-right activists who hate refugees and target reporters covering the migrant crisis. “I expose the false stories they spread about the immigrants and that’s what they don’t accept,” Balaskas said. It was not isolated case. Several journalists were physically attacked on the island in May while covering a demonstration in support of migrants. The Greek police must show journalists can trust it with their protection after one was murdered and another is threatened Receive email alerts GreeceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists PredatorsViolence The target of the far-right threats was Stratis Balaskas, a journalist based in the island’s port city, Mytilene, who specializes in covering refugee-related stories for Greece’s state-owned news agency, ANA-MPA, and for a local news website, Lesvosnews.net.  News Organisation February 2, 2021 Find out more As a result of Balaskas’ complaint, the authorities said they intended to prosecute a total of 15 people including an army officer and three policemen, one of whom was previously arrested for hitting an Albanian migrant and then released after he apologized. Greece is ranked 74th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. August 29, 2018 Far-right activists harass Greek reporter over refugee coverage Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a campaign of online harassment and verbal threats by neo-Nazis and other far-right activists in mid-August against a reporter on the Greek island of Lesbos, and calls on the authorities to do everything possible to deter extremist groups from attacking journalists. June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News April 29, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Greece to go furtherlast_img read more

Jennifer brings Limerick laughter to Los Angeles

first_imgPrint Facebook Twitter Previous articleAMAX poised to bring 100 jobsNext article100 jobs on way from AMAX Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGScomedycomedy clubCoors LightCorballyFor Feck SakeHollywoodjennifer HartnettlimerickLos AngelesScrabbleUSAWeight Watchers Young Social Innovators award for St Munchin’s Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is back and you’re invited! Des Bishop celebrates his mother with ‘Mia Mamma’ Farmer Michael and Kathleen: If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry Emailcenter_img WhatsApp Advertisement by Aoife [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK comic Jennifer Hartnett is making funny news for 2015.The Corbally woman, who moved stateside 13 years ago, has started production on her very own news show through YouTube Studios. Jennifer has been back on Eastern shores no less that 24 hours after her Christmas visit home, and has already started to work on the project.Jennifer told the Limerick Post “I pitched the idea to YouTube Studios myself as well as a couple of other comics. I want to use comic commentators to do smart material on current events. The goal is to use comedy to educate. I feel people don’t engage politically because they don’t have the confidence. So this will be a satirical news show covering many topics like health, news, politics etc.”Its about making international content entertaining whilst phasing out the Kardashians and other ridiculous pop-culture acts.”As well as being a comic, Jennifer is a model and actress who is currently in a national commercial for Weight Watchers in the US. She has also featured in commercials for Hooters, Coors Light, Hollywood Jeans and a funny instructional video for SCRABBLE (HASBRO) which received over 800,000 hits on BuzzFeed.She is signed with Osbrink one of the largest commercial agencies in the US and 90210 Talent agency in Los Angeles. She also hosts her own show “For Feck Sake” at clubs throughout California including the world famous Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard.Jennifer revealed a segment for her news show which she said she is quite excited about. “It’s called Luscious Ladies Liquored Literary Society or LLLLS. It will be a book club about non-fiction books. Smart books, political books, but to make it funny.”“The first production meeting for the show is this week and then it will be a few weeks before we begin shooting. I won’t do anything with the show until it’s perfect and I am happy with everything,” she said.Jennifer has already kicked off her busy New Year with a bang by presenting awards at the 2015 Mobile Excellence Awards at YouTube Studios in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.Speaking about her departure back to California, Jennifer said: “The sky is the limit in L.A but I must admit I do miss my home, I miss my friends and family. It’s great to come home.”Go to www.jenniferhartnett.com for news and updates. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Standup and take a punchline at UCH Limerick Linkedin Ten Years since that Guy slipped on the Ice on TV EntertainmentComedyNewsLocal NewsJennifer brings Limerick laughter to Los AngelesBy Guest Writer – January 19, 2015 1000 last_img read more