Two seizures of newspaper issues by regional governments in past month

first_img News Reporters Without Borders condemns last week’s seizure of all 40,000 copies of Izvestia Kaliningrada, a weekly published in Russia’s western exclave of Kaliningrad. It was the latest example of regional governors abusing their power to silence media that annoy them.“We are disturbed to see this form of censorship used more than once in a short space of time,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By confiscating newspaper issues, local authorities are deliberately suppressing content they find embarrassing, thereby showing that they assume the power to control news and information in their region with the central government’s tacit consent.“We urge the authorities to stop using such methods, which also undermine the media financially, as all the confiscated copies cannot be distributed or sold. The Russian central government must adopt sanctions or else impunity will encourage the spread of this practice.”The entire print run of Izvestia Kaliningrada’s latest issue was seized as it left the printer’s on 29 July by members of the Road Safety Inspection Agency and the Regional Centre for Combating Extremism, where the newspaper’s owner and editor, Oleg Altovsky, was detained for several hours.The head of the Regional Centre for Combating Extremism, Alexander Shelyakov, told the Interfax news agency that he intervened because he had been informed that the issue contained extremist statements. If it turned out that this was not the case, the seized copies would be released for distribution, he added.The issue, which was to have been published on the eve of a visit by President Medvedev, contained an open letter to Medvedev calling for the regional government’s removal on the grounds that several of its members were implicated in corruption. The letter was signed by more than 2,000 local residents, a significant number in this exclave located between Lithuania and Poland.“The letter’s publication was not an act of political opposition, it was the dissemination of a public opinion,” the editor told RFE/RL.There have been other cases of local authorities taking similar action. Ninety per cent of the copies of the business weekly Kommersant Vlast were seized in Saint Petersburg on 4 July on the orders of the Municipal Press Committee. The issue, whose circulation was not blocked in other regions, criticized Saint Petersburg governor Valentina MatviyenkoThe newspaper Moy Rayon was harassed last February after criticizing the same governor. It was suddenly visited by tax inspectors and received a summons from OBEP (a special police unit for economic crimes). Then distribution of the newspaper was blocked following pressure from the regional government. May 21, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en News Receive email alerts Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing RussiaEurope – Central Asia Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown to go furthercenter_img News June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Russia Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption May 5, 2021 Find out more August 2, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two seizures of newspaper issues by regional governments in past month Organisation RussiaEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

Limerick Historical Society to hold its first evening walk of 2018

first_imgEmail Print NewsLocal NewsLimerick Historical Society to hold its first evening walk of 2018By Staff Reporter – April 30, 2018 1299 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleLimerick school bags two top prizes at national competitionNext articleSt Marys Cathedral welcomes choirs as part of anniversary celebrations Staff Reporter Georgian Limerick on foot TAGSCatherine McAuleyLimerick Historical SocietyMount Conventmount kennettMount Saint VicentQuaker WalkingLimerick Historical Society will hold the first evening walk of 2018 onWednesday May 9th next.The historic walk will commence at the Mount Convent, where Mr Quinn (architect with Quinn Savage Smyth) will give a detailed account of the ongoing restoration work which he is overseeing.From there the Limerick Historical Society will proceed to the Quaker graveyard taking in some sights along the way and will finish with a talk by Hiram Wood on the history of the Quakers. The meeting point is outside the main gate to the Mount Convent (on O’Connell Avenue) at 7 p.m. Everybody is welcome and there is no charge.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The convent and chapel of Mount Saint Vincent was built on a site renamed in honour of the French Saint Vincent de Paul, which was formerly known as Mount Kennett.Catherine McAuley established the Sisters of Mercy Congregation of the in 1831 and seven years later a congregation was established in Limerick, with the assistance of Bishop Ryan of Limerick. The order also established convents in Newcastle West, Rathkeale and Adare. This convent chapel was completed in 1863. The buildings were recently purchased for Mary Immaculate College and a large renovation project consisting of theredevelopment of the buildings is in progress.More local news here. Linkedin #BREAKING Toddlers rescued in Limerick Gardaí confronting city centre crime wavelast_img read more

5 ways to simplify cybersecurity compliance for your CU with a centralized document management system

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Dania Buchanan Dania Buchanan is Head of SmartVault and has served in leadership roles since the company was founded in 2008. In her current role, Dania is responsible for the culture, vision … Web: Details This post is currently collecting data… The focus on cybersecurity by credit unions and regulatory bodies continues to grow in scope and complexity. Consider recent Economic & CU Monitor data that shows the percentage of National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) exams devoted to cybersecurity increased by nearly 10 percent between 2017 and 2018—a trend that continues in the current regulatory environment.The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) also continues to urge credit unions to make managing cybersecurity risks a priority, as it states on its website: “Cybersecurity is a systemic risk that affects all levels of business, government and ordinary people. It is such a high-risk area for credit unions that the NCUA placed cybersecurity as a top focus for exams. As the cybersecurity world continues to evolve, it’s important that your credit union is prepared for possible threats. Be proactive and shield your credit union from the ever-changing cybersecurity universe now.”Implementing a centralized, cloud-based document management system helps to ease cybersecurity compliance pressures. The urgent need to be proactive from evolving cybersecurity threats can feel overwhelming. However, implementing a centralized document management system can help ease this additional pressure on your credit union. Here are five ways that taking this action makes it easier to implement measures that will not only meet the scrutiny of examiners, but also protect your members and staff from potential cybersecurity threats, providing peace of mind across your entire credit union:Secure storage of sensitive information. If your credit union is still handling an excessive amount of paper documents, emailing sensitive data and storing documents on hard drives, you are opening up both your organization and your clients to being potential victims of a cybercrime. Cloud-based document management mitigates internal and external security risks by providing the backbone of every cybersecurity program: the technology to securely store all documents in the cloud, eliminating the risks and expense associated with storing them locally on credit union servers or desktop computers.Control of internal and external access to member data and operational information. Another key component of cybersecurity compliance is controlling access to sensitive information collected from members and third parties as well as those generated internally. A centralized, cloud-based document management system will allow you to set customized levels of access for each individual or entity needing access files to perform critical functions for the credit union. Different levels of access for staff, board members, examiners, accountants, lawyers, and investment firms, can be created, to tightly control access to information for the protection of your members and the credit union. Monitoring and tracking of changes to documents and files in real time to maintain information security and integrity. With the right centralized, cloud-based document management system, your credit union will eliminate cybersecurity risks related to individuals changing or thieving financial and other sensitive personal information. This capability allows you to audit access and maintain true file integrity even with multiple users accessing files simultaneously, providing transparency and control from a security perspective. Protection of member and credit union information while stored and in transit, through financial institution-level security. The use of a cloud-based document management system such as SmartVault gives your staff and members peace of mind when it comes to the security of highly sensitive data that is in the custody of your credit union. Using a system with FINRA-compliant encryption and other security features simplifies the management and exchange of this information while ensuring the highest levels of security.Provide eSignature capabilities to staff, members and third-party vendors. Another key area for compliance and cybersecurity is the ability to utilize and effectively manage e-signature capabilities. While this technology is certainly more convenient to get loan and other key documents signed remotely, it also increases the need for higher levels of security for these documents and the sensitive data they contain as the information is collected, stored, and utilized by your credit union. A document management platform with e-signature capabilities will also simplify and secure this process. As the complexity of cybersecurity compliance increases, so does the need for all credit unions to take action to address potential gaps in their preparedness for potential threats. Heading into a new year is the ideal time to review the technology you have in place to reduce risks associated with cyber threats as much as possible—starting with the backbone of your proactive protection program: a centralized, cloud-based document management platform.center_img This is placeholder text last_img read more

Authorities Investigating Friday’s I-74 Crash

first_imgBATESVILLE — Investigators believe speed and possibly drug use led to a serious crash where a man was ejected from a vehicle on I-74 Friday afternoon.The crash occurred near the 148 mile marker around 4:30 p.m. The westbound lane was closed at Batesville for nearly two hours.21-year-old Jacob H. Easterbrook, of Indianapolis, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck and attempted to pass a semi. Investigators say the semi started to change lanes and Easterbrook locked his brakes, skidded off the road and struck a guard rail.He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected after impact. Easterbrook suffered a broken leg and was flown to University Hospital in Cincinnati as a precautionary measure and was later released.The accident led to a secondary crash when a vehicle driven by Mohamad Saleh was struck by debris. Saleh was not injured and his vehicle suffered only minor damage.State Troopers believe speed and possible use of illegal drugs contributed to the crash. Detectives are waiting on blood test results.Indiana State Police were assisted on the scene by Batesville Police and Batesville Fire & EMS.last_img read more