June 21, 2021
  • 7:30 am Committee reaffirms mandatory denominational health plan
  • 7:27 am Rapidísimas
  • 7:23 am Video: Presiding Bishop Curry on World Refugee Day
  • 7:22 am Episcopalians approach Donald Trump’s inauguration with prayer
  • 7:20 am Episcopal racial reconciliation event draws large crowd in Lexington, Virginia

first_img Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Fernando Sarney, a businessman implicated in a corruption scandal, and the son of the speaker of the Senate, on 17 December dropped the case he had launched against the daily O Estado de São Paulo. His law suit had led on 31 July to a legal ban on the paper from referring to the legal procedures against Sarney, which was upheld on appeal on several occasions. The businessman cited the press freedom issue when he announced he had decided to withdraw his suit.“We hope that dropping of Fernando Sarney’s action will put an end to the censorship that unfairly hit O Estado de São Paulo”, Reporters Without Borders said. “The step was all the more unjustified because the businessman took action against the newspaper for reasons that were not directly linked to the corruption scandal for which he was facing proceedings”.————–Federal Supreme Court upholds censorship of daily O Estado de São Paulo News Reporters Without Borders today condemned as “inexplicable and unsafe” a ruling by judges at the Federal Supreme Court (STF) – the highest court in the land – rejecting an appeal by lawyers for a daily newspaper against preventive censorship slapped on it for the past 133 days.The daily, O Estado de São Paulo, has been banned since 31 July from publishing any reports about court proceedings against businessman Fernando Sarney, the son of former President José Sarney, the current senate speaker. The newspaper has now exhausted all avenues of appeal. “The STF decision is inexplicable because the same top jurisdiction in April this year fully revoked the 1967 press law inherited from the military regime, making it a glaring contradiction in principle”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“It is also unsafe because confirming this preventive censorship creates a dangerous precedent, which could be exploited at any time by powerful figures who find themselves in trouble with the courts, denying Brazilian citizens their right to be informed. It is a serious setback for a fundamental constitutional freedom,” the organisation added.The ruling’s contradiction with the abolition of the 1967 law was rightly raised during the STF deliberations on 10 December. Supporters of the publication ban imposed on O Estado de São Paulo invoked the “violation of the reputation and privacy” of Fernando Sarney, while opponents condemned continuing “authoritarian shots” against the press by the political class. One judge, Carlos Ayres Britto, pointed out that no legal basis for the censorship existed apart from that in the 1967 law that was now null and void.Fernando Sarney launched his action against the daily after it revealed information obtained from phone tapping by the federal police in which he discussed with his father how to get his son-in-law into the senate. RSF_en Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil April 15, 2021 Find out more BrazilAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Reports Follow the news on Brazil News Organisation December 21, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Fernando Sarney pulls out of law suit against O Estado de São Paulo BrazilAmericas to go furtherlast_img read more

READ MORE

Population structure and aspects of the reproductive biology of Antarctomysis maxima from South Georgia and the South Orkney Islands were examined. Size frequency analysis indicated that the generation time is two years at South Georgia, but may approach four years at the South Orkneys. Egg production is greater for a given size of female at South Georgia but by virtue of a larger egg, brood production in terms of ash-free dry weight is slightly greater at the South Orkneys. Young are brooded over winter at both sites and are released in spring. Females are clearly capable of breeding twice at South Georgia and it is suggested that this is also the case at the South Orkneys. These results are discussed in relation to other studies on cold water mysids and to environmental adaptations exhibited by other Antarctic marine invertebrates. read more

READ MORE