Concern about adoption of bill on publication of phone call intercepts

first_img Follow the news on Italy November 23, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today called on Italy’s senators not to approve a bill on telephone tapping that regulates the publication of phone call intercepts in the news media. Presented by justice minister Clemente Mastella, the bill sailed through the chamber of deputies on 17 April with 447 votes in favour, 7 abstentions and none against.“If the senate passes this bill as it currently stands, the leeway for journalists to take editorial decisions about the publication of intercepts will be reduced to the minimum,” the press freedom organisation said. “The sanctions envisaged even include prison sentences. Adoption of this bill would be a retrograde step for Italian democracy.”The bill’s disturbing provisions include an obligation to destroy all recordings five years after the judge’s decision and a ban on publishing or broadcasting a recording if the investigation is over. News media that violated these restrictions on the freedom to publish could be fined up to 100,000 euros and the journalists responsible could even go to prison.Approval of the bill by the chamber of deputies triggered an outcry in the Spanish media and their unions. Order of Italian Journalists president Lorenzo del Boca said: “This would be the first time that an external authority would have the ability to intervene and issue decisions about journalists’ professional conduct (…) Furthermore, the threat of journalists being imprisoned just for doing their job would send us back 10 years.”The National Union of Italian Journalists (FNSI) has called a one-day protest strike for tomorrow. June 29, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about adoption of bill on publication of phone call intercepts Receive email alerts ItalyEurope – Central Asia On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia ItalyEurope – Central Asia News to go further Newscenter_img News RSF_en December 2, 2020 Find out more November 19, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Organisation Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Newslast_img read more

New York State to investigate nursing homes, other updates

first_imgThe state collected 3,000 antibody samples from 40 different locations statewide. One of the locations was the Johnson City Wegmans. (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the sate will conduct investigations into nursing homes to see if they are in compliance with state COVID-19 rules. Staff are required to wear PPE and have their temperature takenCOVID-19 patients must be isolated from rest of facilityStaff treating COVID-19 patients must not treat other residentsAll staff and residents must be notified within 24 hours if any resident tests positive for COVID-19Readmitting COVID-19 patients must only be done if they can be properly paid for Additionally, Cuomo says the state has concluded from its first phase of antibody testing that the virus has a 13.9 percent infection rate. The rules per Cuomo are:center_img Cuomo says the state will fine or revoke the licenses of nursing homes that are discovered to not be in compliance with state rules. The number of people being hospitalized for the coronavirus continued to trend downward. Meanwhile, the number of people being diagnosed with COVID-19 continued to remain flat at around 1,300 news cases per day.last_img read more

Premier League, EFL and PFA to discuss wage deferral agreement: BBC

first_imgTopics : Premier League and English Football League clubs are seeking agreement on a collective wage deferral plan at a meeting with the Professional Footballers’ Association on Wednesday, the BBC has reported.The report said the proposal is one option to help clubs safeguard their financial future during the coronavirus shutdown.English football has been suspended until at least April 30 and league authorities have said they will resume action “only when it is safe and conditions allow”. Players at Championship leaders Leeds United have volunteered to take a wage deferral, while Birmingham City have asked some players to take a 50% pay cut over the next four months.Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has called on Premier League players and managers to help English football deal with the crisis.”We have seen some of the biggest clubs in the world such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus take steps to reduce their costs,” said Levy, who revealed Spurs had imposed a 20% pay cut on 550 non-playing staff in April and May.”We hope the discussions between the Premier League, PFA and LMA (League Managers Association) will result in players and coaches doing their bit for the football ecosystem.”Jonas Baer-Hoffmann, general secretary of FIFPRO, has praised the players who agreed to take pay cuts but warned that the example should not be used to pressure those at smaller clubs.”We can only appeal to common sense that those measures taken by the elite clubs and players cannot just be transferred downwards,” he added. last_img read more