Aung San Suu Kyi handed report on Arakan crisis and threats to freedom of information

first_imgNews Read the reportRead the article in Chinese / 看中文Reporters Without Borders is today releasing a report on the crisis in the western state of Arakan, a copy of which it gave yesterday to National League for Democracy parliamentary representative Aung San Suu Kyi, who is currently on a four-day visit to Paris, the last leg of a European tour that ends tomorrow.“The ongoing conflict in Arakan has shone a harsh light on the sensitivity of the media environment and the very fragile nature of the newly recovered but partial media freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Aung San Suu Kyi clearly appreciates the gravity of the crisis but we felt we had to draw her attention to the urgency of the need to respond to the many challenges for the Burmese media after 50 years of suppression and censorship.“Until now, the government has been relaxing its abusive control of the media but, as it does not know how to assist the media in the new, rapidly emerging political and economic environment, it has reacted in an instinctive manner to what it regards as the excessive liberties the media are taking and has initiated at least three prosecutions since the start of the year. The editor of Snapshot could be facing a seven-year jail sentence. This is not an acceptable response from a government that claims to be on the road to democracy.“We hope that both the Burmese government and parliament will understand that modernization and liberalization of the media and adoption of adequate media legislation are not going to be the result of the country’s democratization but are inescapable preconditions for its democratization, ones that must be tackled right away.”Reporters Without Borders talked twice yesterday with Aung San Suu Kyi, firstly during an informal lunch at the Paris city hall, then in the afternoon during a meeting at which the French foreign ministry and several civil society organizations took part. June 28, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Aung San Suu Kyi handed report on Arakan crisis and threats to freedom of information News MyanmarAsia – Pacific MyanmarAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Myanmar Help by sharing this information News to go further May 31, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img Reporters Without Borders was able to draw her attention to the new threats to freedom of information in Burma and to the needs of the media, which have had big impact on the crisis in Arakan from the outset.The report analyses the key role of Internet and media coverage in the evolution of the violence in Arakan, the difficulties of access to information, the attacks on the foreign and exile media, the role played by the government and the dangers resulting from news manipulation and its impact on the tension.Reporters Without Borders recommends actions that the Burmese government and media should undertake to improve journalists’ ability to work effectively and increase freedom of information.Burma is ranked 169th out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. May 26, 2021 Find out more Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar May 12, 2021 Find out more RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Receive email alerts Organisation RSF_en Related documents burma_report_en.pdfPDF – 769.17 KB last_img read more

Postdoctoral Associate

first_imgJob DescriptionThe postdoctoral associate will carry out highly exciting andleading-edge research related to federally sponsored projects andother related activities. The specific tasks involve development ofdetailed research plans, implementation of the research tasks, andpreparing lab reports and journal manuscripts. The researchinvolves synthesis of different materials, hybrid materialsprocessing, polymer derived ceramics, simulations, and machinelearning. She/he will also carry out property testing andcharacterization of different materials related to composition,phase, and microstructure, study the interactions and fundamentalmechanisms of material behaviors in harsh environments, and developtheoretical understanding of the proposed research. Thepostdoctoral associate will be involved in preparing reports,documents, and manuscripts. She/he will assist the research of thegraduate students. The postdoctoral associate will also help todevelop grant proposals, deliver educational programs, andcoordinate activities involving a number of project members.Required QualificationsThis position requires a PhD degree in Materials Science andEngineering or other related engineering disciples and within 4years of obtaining the PhD degree at the start of the appointmentwith one year remaining of eligibility.Preferred QualificationsThe candidates should be highly motivated in conducting researchand producing scholarly publications, have strong background inpolymer chemistry, ceramics, thermodynamics, ceramic materialsprocessing, and combined experimental and modeling skills.Extensive knowledge in microstructure characterization, strongtechnical writing skills, and good publication records are alsonecessary.Appointment TypeRestrictedSalary Information$50,004Review DateMarch 30, 2021Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction check.About Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Cindy Perdue [email protected] during regular business hours at least 10business days prior to the event.Advertised: January 4, 2021Applications close:last_img read more

UFC: Jose Aldo challenges double champ Henry Cejudo for a fight in bantamweight division

first_imgLast Updated: 6th December, 2019 23:21 IST UFC: Jose Aldo Challenges Double Champ Henry Cejudo For A Fight In Bantamweight Division Jose Aldo is ready to make his bantamweight debut against Moraes. Know what he seeks from the bantamweight unit and his recent beef with Henry Cejudo. First Published: 6th December, 2019 23:21 IST WATCH US LIVE @danawhite @HenryCejudo We accept the challenge. Just say when and where and I’ll be there to beat your ass and add another gnome to my collection! pic.twitter.com/1R8LDttYm1— Jose Aldo Junior (@josealdojunior) August 21, 2019 COMMENT 10 months ago UFC: 3 major fights in UFC history with controversial endings Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago UFC: Jose Aldo looks shreded in new shape for bantamweight division Also Read | UFC: Jose Aldo Loses Weight For Bantamweight Division; Slams CejudoUFC: Henry Cejudo has a reply for Jose AldoThe Triple C of UFC is not going to let go of his titles that easily. Henry Cejudo is often considered as the ‘King of Cringe’ by UFC fans and he has kept his image alive with a fitting response to Jose Aldo. Henry Cejudo posted a picture of himself with his UFC belts and taunted the Brazilian Jose Aldo by claiming himself as the “real King of Rio”. The two-division champion also suggested Jose Aldo to bend his knee before him. Take a look at Henry Cejudo’s post.center_img 10 months ago UFC: Jose Aldo loses weight for bantamweight division; Slams Cejudo LIVE TV Also Read | UFC News: Cejudo May Vacate Title If He Is Not ‘paid Like A Legend’Also Read | UFC: 3 Major Fights In UFC History With Controversial Endings The Real King of Rio is here! 🇧🇷 #bendtheknee @josealdojunioroficial pic.twitter.com/dMLCOevFuP— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) December 1, 2019 10 months ago UFC news: Cejudo may vacate title if he is not ‘paid like a legend’ FOLLOW US 10 months ago UFC: Kamaru Usman takes potshots at Colby Covington ahead of UFC 245 Raj Sarkar Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo is set to make his bantamweight debut against Marlon Moraes at UFC 245. He has already claimed the 135 lbs title. Jose Aldo had a great run in the featherweight unit and he is one of the best 145 lbs fighter to have ever played the sport. However, after Jose Aldo’s recent tweet, it seems that the Brazilian wants to spend some more time in the bantamweight division. He has already called out Henry Cejudo for a fight.Also Read | UFC: Jose Aldo Looks Shreded In New Shape For Bantamweight DivisionUFC: Jose Aldo challenges Henry CejudoTriple C Henry Cejudo is currently on a five-fight-win streak with two UFC titles on his shoulder. The Olympic gold medallist got his hands on the flyweight title by dethroning Demetrious Jhonson at UFC 237. He also clashed against TJ Dillashaw to claim his bantamweight title. No wonder, with such eminent victories in his recent fights, Henry Cejudo is currently the ‘hot-aspect’ of UFC and Jose Aldo wants to have a piece of it.Jose Aldo is going to face Marlon Moraes, who had an unsuccessful attempt at bantamweight gold, in his last fight. Henry Cejudo knocked out Marlon Moraes in his last fight and if Jose Aldo gets to do the same, we can expect Jose Aldo vs Henry Cejudo to clash for the bantamweight title. Take a look at Jose Aldo’s challenge.last_img read more