Protest over banning of journalists from press conferences

first_img Receive email alerts Follow the news on Serbia Organisation News to go further Reporters Without Borders today condemned local authorities in the region of the southern city of Novi Pazar for drawing up a blacklist of undesirable journalists ahead of press conferences.Enes Halilovic, local correspondent for the news agency FONET and the newspaper Blic, was banned from a press conference given by the EU and Swiss ambassadors on 25 September. The authorities said he had been excluded because he gave “too negative a view of the city of Novi Pazar”.The same journalist has also been denied entry to the city hall. He was strongly advised by the mayor’s personal bodyguard to apologise for his critical articles.“Whether the authorities in Novi Pazar like it or not, political leaders are not authorised to decide who has access to information which they make public and who has not,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Both ambassadors, who were made aware of the situation, expressed support for Enes Halilovic by refusing to take part in the press conference, judging it unacceptable for the restrictions to be placed on journalists and on press freedom in general.“We urge the authorities in Novi Pazar to review the basis on which journalists are allowed into press events so that the freedom to inform the public and plurality of opinions are respected,” the organisation said.It had discovered the case was far from an isolated one. Similar action has been taken against several journalists in the region and Reporters Without Borders obtained information that the authorities were drawing up a blacklist of journalists ahead of each press conference. SerbiaEurope – Central Asia June 29, 2020 Find out more Serbia and Montenegro: Are judges protecting journalists or their aggressors? July 2, 2020 Find out more Newscenter_img September 27, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Protest over banning of journalists from press conferences Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says SerbiaEurope – Central Asia News Help by sharing this information RSF_en June 7, 2021 Find out more Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage Newslast_img read more

Virginia “Jinny” Williams

first_imgVirginia “Jinny” (Carrier) Williams 84, of Dillsboro, Indiana, passed away Sunday June 2, 2019.Jinny was born February 21, 1935 in Lincoln County, KY, daughter of the late Eddie Cecil and Frances (Allen) Carrier.She worked as a Lead Baker for Krogers, retiring after over 25 years of service. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church since moving to Dillsboro, Indiana in 1974.After graduation from Woodward High School she worked as an office worker. Her first child was born in March 1957 and that is when she became a mother and “housewife”. Jinny was a stay at home mom and a farmer’s wife until 1977 and that is when she began working for Kroger in Lawrenceburg. Jinny’s greatest joy was her children.Jinny is survived by her children, Sharon (Dave) Conn of Cincinnati, OH, Danny (Kelly) Williams of Dillsboro, IN, John Williams of Dillsboro, IN, Andy (Melanie) Williams of Loveland, OH, Robert Williams of Lincoln Park, MI; grandchildren, Steven Gemmer, Stephanie Gemmer, Jeremy, Dustin and Britney Williams; 5 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers and 2 sisters; and many dear friends.She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 57 years, Thomas Williams; and one brother.Friends will be received Thursday, June 6, 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 203 Fourth Street, Aurora, Indiana.Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 11:00 am at the Church, with Father Stephen Donahue officiating.Interment will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the PAWS. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more