New media legislation needed after president vetoes digital TV law

first_img RSF_en ChileAmericas The Digital Terrestrial Television Act received final approval by the Senate on 15 October but its enactment has been halted by the president. The main broadcasting groups aside, its critics have been harsh. The legislation theoretically allocates 40 percent of the new capacity to regional or local broadcasters. However, observers point out that these have no real autonomy. “Most are appendages of the main national broadcasters,” said Mosciatti. “The market will decide.”In the view of officials of the alternative television station Señal 3 La Victoria: “This law is designed only to extend the existing media establishment. There is no redistribution.” Chile’s media oligopoly, which was the target of social protests in 2011, has yet to be overhauled. This will entail the abolition of Pinochet’s legacy, which still haunts the country and its journalists. November 26, 2019 Find out more News News Lost illusionsOn 13 August this year, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination heard testimony from Mireya Manquepillan, the head of Kimche Mapu, a radio station of the indigenous Mapuche community. She spoke of the plight endured by her people, including in the field of news and information. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Chile to go further July 6, 2020 Find out more News November 26, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New media legislation needed after president vetoes digital TV law Chile’s outgoing president has vetoed the Digital Television Act, a law that would have opened the way to modest progress in broadcasting in Chile despite being criticized for not going far enough to redistribute frequencies.Reporters Without Borders regards the arguments deployed by the president’s office in a 19 November paper defending the veto as a misuse of the concept of “pluralism” to defend the economic interests of a few at the expense of real pluralism.New broadcast media legislation must be a priority for Chile’s next president, who will be chosen during the second round of the presidential elections that is scheduled for 15 December.Those most affected by the presidential veto are community media because the proposed law would have reserved a portion of the country’s broadcast frequencies for them and for local and regional media. It would also have prevented religious broadcasters from being treated as community media.“This is a disaster for real community media,” said Maria Pia Matta (photo), head of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC). “Evangelical groups will be able to use the ‘community broadcaster’ label even if they provide no information. This is a setback both for pluralism and for our status.”The veto also puts paid to a reform under which state-owned Televisión Nacional de Chile (TVN) would have been given a second frequency at the regional level, which it could have used to broadcast not only its own programming but also content produced locally by those who do not have the resources to broadcast it themselves.As a result, TVN will continue to have just one frequency in the name of “pluralism,” meaning “for the sake of the interests of leading commercial media close to the current government that did not want any reinforcement of the already weak state broadcast sector,” one observer commented.Another controversial effect of the veto will be its limitation of cultural programming to four hours instead of “at least four hours” under the proposed law.“For a vote to override the presidential veto and reinstate the original law, the constitution says you need a quorum of two thirds of the deputies and senators at the moment of voting in each house,” Pia Matta said. “In the face of such a obstacle, the only option is a new law.”_________26.11.2013: Next president must grasp the nettle of media democratisationOn the eve of Chile’s presidential election on 17 November, Reporters Without Borders urges the candidates to give a firm commitment to democratising information and communications. We appeal especially to the two main contenders Michelle Bachelet, who served previously as president from 2006 to 2010, and Evelyn Matthei. Unlike neighbouring countries such as Argentina and Uruguay, Chile never repealed the regulation framework established under the 1973-1990 military dictatorship. In the 21 years since the return to democracy, governments run by the Concert of Parties for Democracy, including the one headed by Bachelet, have not reformed the system based on concentrated private ownership, which is anathema to pluralism. The mechanisms that perpetuate such a system must be dismantled urgently. In first place is the government subsidies paid to the print media, of which the duopoly El Mercurio and Copesa – owners of 95 percent of print titles — are the sole beneficiaries. Second is the 1982 general law on communications, passed during the Pinochet era, and its section 36B, which was added later and provides for a custodial sentence for broadcasting on an illegal frequency. This legislation has turned broadcasting into a closed shop, at the expense of small, independent and community-based radio and television stations, which have been waiting for years to be granted official status. The law passed in May 2010, providing for the establishment of community and citizens’ radio broadcasting services, must be applied. The transfer or reallocation of frequencies must also be imposed, since the consortium Iberoamericana Radio Chile, which holds 60 percent of them, refuses to abide by the 2012 agreement between broadcasters and the telecoms regulator Subtel. Reporters Without Borders has submitted these recommendations, as well as the decriminalisation of press offences which is still in abeyance, to the United Nations Human Rights Council, which is due to discuss Chile at its Universal Periodic Review session in January and February next year. Will they be taken into consideration? The circumstances do not necessarily point in that direction. News Immediately after she spoke out, the government announced a plan for indigenous radio stations for 2014-2016. “We were promised 30 new stations, a budget of 10 million pesos (about 15,000 euros) and a pilot project at the end of October which Kimche Mapu was to have undertaken,” Manquepillan told Reporters Without Borders. “Since then, there’s been nothing. It was all talk.” During a recent visit to Chile by Reporters Without Borders, Tomas Mosciatti, the manager and co-owner of the radio station Bío Bío, also expressed his concerns: “The 2010 law opened up community radio only slightly and just for those who put out municipal propaganda or preach the Gospel, who are ‘community’ in name only.“In general terms, the radio audience has declined significantly and there is little hope that digital television, which will generate very few new channels, will be its salvation.” ChileAmericas Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Organisation Receive email alerts Chile: RSF calls for exemplary investigation into Chilean photographer’s murder November 11, 2020 Find out more Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics”last_img read more

HC Cannot Convert Itself Into Court Of Appeal While Considering Petitions Under Article 227: SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesHC Cannot Convert Itself Into Court Of Appeal While Considering Petitions Under Article 227: SC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 Jun 2020 8:16 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court reiterated that while hearing a petition under Article 227 of the Constitution of India, a High Court cannot convert itself into a court of appeal. In this case, the Rent Controller and Eviction Officer, allowing the landlord’s application, passed a final order under Section 16 of U.P. Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent and Eviction) Act, 1972,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court reiterated that while hearing a petition under Article 227 of the Constitution of India, a High Court cannot convert itself into a court of appeal. In this case, the Rent Controller and Eviction Officer, allowing the landlord’s application, passed a final order under Section 16 of U.P. Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent and Eviction) Act, 1972, declaring the suit premises ‘vacant’. The District Judge, allowing a revision petition filed by the tenant, set aside these orders. The High Court, allowing a petition under Article 227 of the Constitution filed by the Landlord, set aside the order of District Judge on the ground that the District Judge had committed illegality in entertaining the joint revision filed against the vacancy order as well as the final order The bench comprising Justices Navin Sinha and BR Gavai observed that the High Court ignored the the legal position expounded in a three judge bench judgment in Achal Misra vs. Rama Shanker Singh wherein it was specifically held, that even if a party does not challenge the vacancy order by way of writ petition, it is still open to it to challenge the same order along with the final order passed under Section 16 in the revision under Section 18. The bench observed that, in that view of the matter, the District Judge was fully justified in interfering with the order passed by the Rent Controller and Eviction Office. While setting aside the High court order, the bench also observed that it erred in interfering with the well reasoned order passed by the District Judge while exercising the jurisdiction of the High Court under Article 227 of the Constitution of India. It observed: “It is a well settled principle of law, that in the guise of exercising jurisdiction under Article 227 of the Constitution of India, the High Court cannot convert itself into a court of appeal. It is equally well settled, that the supervisory jurisdiction extends to keeping the subordinate tribunals within the limits of their authority and seeing that they obey the law. It has been held, that though the powers under Article 227 are wide, they must be exercised sparingly and only to keep subordinate courts and Tribunals within the bounds of their authority and not to correct mere errors. ” The court said that the exercise of jurisdiction by the High Court under Article 227 in the present case was patently unwarranted and unjustified. Case no: CIVIL APPEAL NO._2697 OF 2020Case name: MOHD. INAM  vs. SANJAY KUMAR SINGHAL Coram: Justices Navin Sinha and BR GavaiCounsel: Sr. Adv. Ashok Kumar Sharma and Adv.Arvind Kumar GuptaClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Man who lives in Donegal jailed for sexually abusing schoolboys

first_img Pinterest By News Highland – December 21, 2017 Man who lives in Donegal jailed for sexually abusing schoolboys Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twittercenter_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleRent prices on the rise in Donegal according to new reportNext articleRoad closed following collision in Derry overnight News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme A man, now living in Donegal, who sexually abused four schoolboys two decades ago has been jailed for eight years.Scott Turner,44, assaulted the children, who cannot be named for legal reasons, at addresses in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire between December 1991 and November 1998.The High Court in Glasgow heard how two of Turner’s victims were 11 when he began abusing them and the others were aged seven and eight.Turner, who left Scotland for a new life in County Donegal, denied the charges and claimed his victims were telling lies.However, a jury rejected Turner’s story and he was convicted of sexual proceedings following a trial in November this year.Sentence had been deferred for the court to obtain reports and on Wednesday, at the High Court in Edinburgh, judge Craig Scott QC sent Turner to prison.Passing sentence, judge Scott added: “There has been an abject lack of understanding or indeed remorse for your actions. “One of the complainers in this case has spoken of how you have left him with continuing psychological injuries. “You wrecked what should have been innocent childhoods”On Wednesday, defence advocate Edward Targowski QC told the court his client still maintained his innocence. He added: “Mr Turner is making arrangements that he will serve that sentence as close to his family in Ireland as possible.”Judge Scott told Turner that imprisonment was the only sentence available to him. Turner was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register. Homepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Pogba: Man Utd re-open Raiola talks in bid to find solution

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ed Woodward is under pressure to draw the Pauk Pogba saga to a close “Paul is not mine and for sure not Solskjaer’s property. Paul is Paul Pogba’s” blasted Raiola. “You cannot own a human being already for a long time in the UK or anywhere else. I hope Solskjaer does not want to suggest that Paul is his prisoner.” The constant public antagonism from Raiola forced Woodward to back away – but the duo aren’t complete enemies. Woodward appreciated Raiola’s support when his house was attacked by so-called United supporters wearing balaclava’s and carrying flares. Raiola insists United agreed to consider selling the Frenchman last summer. And he now wants them to agree to sell Pogba to Real Madrid with Benabeu boss Zinedine Zidane desperate to sign the 27-year-old midfield star. United privately insist they won’t have a gun held to their head by Raiola and will do what is in the best interests of the team and the club. Mino Raiola has done his upmost to get Paul Pogba out of Old Trafford Read Also: COVID-19: Ronaldo teaches his children how to properly wash their hands Pogba is contracted to United until June 2021 with United having the additional safety net of another year’s option on top of that which is expected to be triggered. The star is now thought to have fully recovered from the ankle injury which needed surgery at the start of the year. And before the Coronvirus pandemic shut down football he was on the brink of a return to training with the first team. Loading… But the pair are in dialogue again after a strained few weeks triggered by regular criticism of United and it’s policies by Raiola. It’s thought a peace-pact has been struck with Woodward now hoping Pogba’s agent stops his public attacks on United. It’s believed French World Cup winner Pogba also played a role, asking his controversial agent to be less confrontational as both parties try to find a way forward over his future – but it’s an uneasy truce. Raiola has once again been talking to media outlets abroad about his own plans for Pogba and hinted at a potential move to Real Madrid.But United are known to be pleased he stepped back from the kind of harsh criticism he directed their way at the turn of the year. That’s due to a new line of communication with Woodward with the two men talking again about Pogba’s future. It’s unclear who made the first move to end the freeze but a highly-placed Old Trafford source has confirmed the pair are once more on speaking terms – with Pogba’s future on the agenda. Contact between the pair was broken for a while at the start of the year after Raiola claimed United were “out of touch with reality and without a sporting project”. He then went on to blast: “ I wouldn’t take anyone there – they would even ruin Maradona, Pele and Maldini.” And just moments before United kicked-off their 2-0 victory at Chelsea last month, Raiola launched a Twitter attack after Solskjaer insisted the club would decide Pogba’s future not his agent. Ranting Raiola questioned United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over keeping Pogba “a prisoner”.center_img Promoted ContentThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny Paul Pogba’s controversial agent Mino Raiola and Manchester United chief Ed Woodward are talking again. Woodward, Old Trafford’s Executive Vice-Chairman, and super-agent Raiola severed contact after Pogba’s aggressive Italian-born advisor made repeated attacks on United at the turn of the year. Paul Pogba’s Man Utd future is unclearlast_img read more