US – #WeeklyAddress: June 3 – June 9: Trump pushes boycott of CNN

first_img Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders continues to break records as she hits the June 11 three-month mark on an unusually long absence from the press briefing room. Sanders, who has not held an official press briefing since March 11 when she broke her previous 43-day briefing dry spell, instead answers reporters’ questions during brief five to six-minute long encounters with the press on the White House’s north driveway. In contrast, during the first two years of the Trump presidency, official briefings occurred between five and 10 times per month. Press briefings under the Trump administration have dwindled in general; the Pentagon recently reached the one year anniversary of its last televised briefing last week and the State Department, which once held daily briefings, now hosts them on a weekly or bi-monthly basis. News News June 11, 2019 US – #WeeklyAddress: June 3 – June 9: Trump pushes boycott of CNN RSF_en WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Receive email alerts Vox and CNN reporters experience harassment, threats Organisation White House to hit record three month mark on press briefing drought News to go further For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. Help by sharing this information center_img CNN anchor Don Lemon and Vox host Carlos Maza say they have become the targets of increasingly severe racist and homophobic harassment. During a conference June 6, Lemon told the audience that after becoming a target for President Trump he has received a barrage of aggression and threats from private citizens. This includes the verbal attacks with racist and homophobic slurs he has received while reporting, hundreds of hate calls a day from supporters of President Trump, and the copious amounts of junk mail sent to his house by people who have dug up his address. Vox’s Maza, who on May 30 tweeted a compilation of homophobic and racist insults directed at him by a right wing YouTube commentator, says since the tweet the harassment he regularly receives from the channel’s fans has escalated into persistent death threats. Maza tweeted the video diary of his harassment to pressure YouTube to moderate cyberbullying of LGBTQ creators, but the video-sharing website has yet to solidify its stance. Initially, it declined to take any action against the YouTuber targeting Maza, then beefed up its anti-hate speech policy and revoked the commentator’s ability to make money off of advertisements. In a June 5 tweet, freelance journalist Talia Lavin also reported receiving a death threat that Lavin says may be connected to her “journalistic work and public persona on Twitter.” The United States ranks 48th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. OMAR TORRES / AFP June 3, 2021 Find out more News United StatesAmericas Trump calls for unprecedented boycott of AT&T, CNNDuring his long-awaited state visit to the United Kingdom, President Donald Trump lamented CNN coverage in London and called for a boycott of the news channel’s parent company AT&T. In a flurry of tweets on June 3 that RSF criticized as an unprecedented abuse of power intended to silence critics, President Trump speculated that CNN would be “forced to make changes” if users boycotted the telecommunications company. The call unsettled journalists and government officials alike. “It’s one thing to complain about the press. Using state power to censor them is another. In fact, it’s unconstitutional,” tweeted California Congressman Adam Schiff on June 4. United StatesAmericas Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of June 3 – June 9: NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United States April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

From Farm to Fromage; Bord Bia hosts Limerick cheesemaker in France

first_imgAdvertisement TAGSCahill Irish Cheese FarmcheeseKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener LimerickNewsFrom Farm to Fromage; Bord Bia hosts Limerick cheesemaker in FranceBy Meghann Scully – February 29, 2020 145 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleLaverty’s life of Full and PlentyNext articleJvG names team for Scarlets clash with Farrell back in the XV Meghann Scully Emailcenter_img Linkedin Bord Bia hosted a Limerick farmhouse cheesemaker at France’s premier cheese and dairy event, Salon du Fromage, in Paris this week.Cahill Irish Farm Cheese from Newcastle West attended the “Salon” trade event which closes today, February 26th. This event showcases over 200 artisan producers from 20 countries, with over 7,000 buyers and visitors in attendance.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Commenting on the opportunity for Irish farmhouse cheese, Bord Bia France and Belgium Manager, Finnian O’Luasa said, “The strong and sustained growth of Irish artisan cheese exports to France, from 5 tonnes to over 35 tonnes in the last 8 years, is an invaluable endorsement of the quality of Irish farmhouse cheese internationally.“As the epi-centre of gourmet cheese, France remains a key market for the sector and Salon du Fromage is an important event in the specialty dairy sector’s calendar.“Given the challenges of Brexit and US tariffs coming to the fore in recent, the event is an ideal opportunity to showcase Irish artisan cheese to new buyers, while also developing existing relationships.” he added.Bluebell Falls and Knockanore Irish Farmhouse Cheese exhibited for the first time at the event, while Cahill Irish Farm Cheese, Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers, Durrus Farmhouse Cheese, and Cooleeney Farm have been present in the French market for a number of years.Bord Bia provided market insight and logistical support as well as contacted buyers for the six Irish companies who participated on the stand. Bord Bia also hosted a trade reception on the stand with Ireland’s Ambassador to France, H.S Patricia O’Brien, to further develop relations between the Irish cheesemakers and French buyers.Today, there are 68 cheesemakers in Ireland and the sector is valued at approximately €20 million per annum at farm gate level. The sector currently exports to 25 countries. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more