AJI condemns lawsuit against senior journalist for criticizing minister’s policy online

first_imgThe KUMKM Hub is the ministry’s initiative launched on May 20 to help cooperatives and SMEs market their products amid the COVID-19 outbreak with the use of digitalized channels provided on e-commerce platforms.Farid later elaborated on his criticism, arguing that cooperation with the private sector in a government program was inappropriate and would harm state interests, while the ministry should have the capacity to develop its own digital marketplace.Read also: Criticism ‘not an insult’: Police’s plan to nab slanderers of govt over COVID-19 questioned The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has spoken out against a police report filed by an Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) politician against senior journalist Farid Gaban for criticizing a minister’s recent policy, saying it is “against the right of expression.”PSI politician Muannas Alaidid reported Farid to the Jakarta Police on Wednesday, accusing the latter of spreading false and misleading news through social media.The allegation was made against Farid’s criticism of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Teten Masduki’s recent move to cooperate with e-marketplace Blibli.com in a program called the KUMKM Hub. Muannas argued that Farid’s statements did not reflect the actual situation and would mislead people. He said such statements would only give an impression that the government only cared about businesspeople rather than the people.On Monday, Farid tweeted that he had received a legal notice from Muannas, saying the politician would report him to the police if Farid refused to delete his criticism.Separately, Minister Teten said the ministry had realized from the outset that there was a need to cooperate as widely as possible since the government could not work alone. However, he said that he accepted any criticism, including that from Farid, as reported by local media outlets.AJI argued what Farid did was a form of freedom of expression guaranteed by the Constitution. It also said that was Farid said was still within the limits of expressing an opinion.“[We] urge Muannas Alaidid to retract his report against Farid Gaban,” AJI said in a statement on Thursday. “[We] urge the police not to proceed further with the report.”AJI also questioned why a report was filed when the person being criticized apparently did not mind such criticism.The alliance also urged PSI to conduct internal examination regarding the police report, saying the party had an obligation to encourage its members to face criticism and respect differences.Topics :center_img “People help the people; the rulers help entrepreneurs. How about this, Kang Teten Masduki? How low can you go?” Farid tweeted through his account, @faridgaban, on May 21, along with a picture of an announcement for the program’s launch.last_img read more

Small families looking for modern home should take a look here

first_img65 Joalah Crescent, Ferny Hills.Rachael and Anthony Connors say it’s time to sell their Ferny Hills home as they are desperately in need of more space for their three children.After seven years at 65 Joalah Cres, Mrs Connors said “we’re running out of space”.Their children are aged 7, 4 and 1. 65 Joalah Crescent, Ferny Hills. The kitchen area at 65 Joalah Crescent, Ferny Hills.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The couple, who plan to stay in the Ferny Hills area, said they had enjoyed living in their three-bedroom, two-bathroom home.Mrs Connors said they had done some renovations to the property which included polishing the floors, and painting both the inside and outside of the home.“We did the kitchen and fully built in underneath,” she said.“We landscaped all the gardens too.”Mrs Connors said the home, on a fully fenced corner block, would best suit a young family.“It’s a really great area to move into,” she said.“We’re close to schools and parks.”center_img 65 Joalah Crescent, Ferny Hills.She said special memories living at the home included raising their three children there.“The outside entertaining area is our favourite place within the home,” she said.“It’s such a good to space, it’s very relaxing.“It’s a nice spot overlooking the garden and we can watch the kids play.”Mrs Connors said the home was on a 607sq m block of land, and featured a huge three bay carport with room for a trailer.Harcourts Solutions Mitchelton selling agent Drew Crump said the Ferny Hills market was doing wonderful things at the moment, and this property was no exception. “You will absolutely love coming home to this modern home after a hard day’s work,” Mr Crump said.last_img read more

Cadbury Partners NFF, Super Eagles

first_imgAccording to the President of the NFF, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, the partnership with Tom Tom was too good to be turned down as the brand has demonstrated a champion’s spirit over the years.Pinnick added:“The Nigerian Football Federation is pleased to enter into thiscontract as Tom Tom has done so much for Nigerian football over the years. “Candies are for champions. The Super Eagles remain a champion team and Tom Tom is also a champion candy. I strongly believe the company will enjoy the new experience even better than its previous romance with Nigerian Football Federation.”Meanwhile, Mr. Mike Itemuagbor, Chairman of Pamodzi Sports Marketing, the sponsorship agency, noted that Tom Tom from Cadbury and his company have the responsibility to ensure that both organisations derive fulfilment from the relationship.He opined further: “The agreement is for a period of three years in the initial period, and renewable. It makes Tom Tom the ‘Official Candy of the Super Eagles.’ All other details are to be made known at the official contract signing ceremony soon.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Cadbury Nigeria Plc, manufacturers of TomTom, has expressed delight to partner the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) as the Official Candy of the Super Eagles.The company’s Corporate and Government Affairs Director for West Africa, Mr. Bala Yesufu, said now is the time to give the Super Eagles the maximum support the team requires to excel in football, Nigeria’s favourite sport.Yesufu said: “Tom Tom, the leading candy brand from Cadbury Nigeria is proud to be associated as ‘Official Candy of the Super Eagles.’ We appreciate the leadership of the NFF for their moderation in arriving at this partnership initiative and we hope to live up to our part of the deal.”last_img read more

India’s tour of Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic!

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTI/APAdvertisement 6fvvkNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsu84Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2h1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 699Would you ever consider trying this?😱d6ctCan your students do this? 🌚7yaRoller skating! Powered by Firework After three months of no fixtures or events due to the COVID-19 lock down, cricket fans of the country finally rejoiced with the news of India’s tour of Australia, and the talks about hosting IPL, both in late 2020. However, Kohli and co’s trip to Zimbabwe, which was supposed to take place in August, in addition to the series against Sri Lanka later this month, have all been called off, as the threat from the novel Coronavirus is still persistent.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/APThrough an official announcement on Friday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed the cancellation of the three match One Day International series against Zimbabwe, which was supposed to start from 22nd August, as the African country is still in the battle against COVID-19.Even before the series against The Chevrons, India were scheduled to fly to Sri Lanka for a three match ODI and three match T20 series, starting from 24th June and continuing onto July. However, regarding the situation in India, and cricketers still nable to even resume training, BCCI decided to drop the face-off against the Lions, as the verdict was sent forth to the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).Advertisement “It is not possible to go ahead with the tour in June-July and we have conveyed it to the Sri Lankan board (SLC),” Arun Dhumal, BCCI treasurer spoke to PTI.Although, Dhumal hinted that both cricket borads are making an effort to make the series happen later this year.Advertisement “However, we remain committed to the series,” Dhumal added.Following the official statement from BCCI, SLC went ahead with their confirmation via a media release.“The BCCI informed Sri Lanka Cricket that due to the prevailing circumstances revolving around Covid-19 pandemic, the cricket series, which included three ODIs and three T20I matches will not be feasible,” SLC acknowledged.It has been four years since India and Zimbabwe faced each other in a series, since the three match ODI series all the way back in June 2016, where the Men in Blue swept a clean 3-0 win.India’s last ODI face off against the Lions was all the way back in December 2017, where the Men in Blue secured a 2-1 victory. Their last T20 series was in January 2020, when India won it 2-0.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Sunil Chhetri: The influence of Bhaichung Bhutia on me has been immense.India’s tour Down Under could happen in front of fans! Advertisementlast_img read more