Authorities ban all election coverage 48 hours ahead of historic poll

first_img June 10, 2021 Find out more Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Help by sharing this information September 16, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities ban all election coverage 48 hours ahead of historic poll News Asia – Pacific In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Journalists face jail sentences and fines if they contravene the draconian ban Receive email alerts Follow the news on Asia – Pacific News News News Asia – Pacific Organisation June 7, 2021 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders condemns the drastic media blackout that Fiji’s government imposed yesterday on tomorrow’s parliamentary elections. From this morning until close of polls tomorrow, news media and journalists could be jailed or fined if they provide any election coverage.The government’s grounds for imposing the ban 48 hours ahead of these historic elections are to prevent excessive influence on voters.As well as banning any ads promoting political parties and candidates, election decree No. 11 forbids interviews and political debates about the elections. The ban also applies to all news websites and online social networks, although how this aspect of the decree will be enforced is not explained.The decree also applies to foreign journalists if their media are accessible to the Fijian public. The Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) has said that media may publish information provided by the national electoral office if they submit their reports to the MIDA prior to publication.Paragraph 4 says anyone contravening the decree could face up to 10 years in prison or a fine of 50,000 Fijian dollars (20,000 euros).“The scale of the censorship imposed by this decree is out of all proportion,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk. “While restrictions on publishing opinion polls, projections, partial results and even political advertising are completely understandable, banning all political commenting for several days and introducing prior censorship is both draconian and unenforceable.”A total of 450 journalists, including 37 foreign journalists, have been accredited to cover the elections, according to the Café Pacific blog of David Robie, an academic who runs the Pacific Media Centre.Although the blackout has been in effect for several hours, several online information sources report that posts on online social networks are directly violating the decree. Nonetheless, no one has so far been punished.Reporters Without Borders and the Pacific Media Centre have recommended a constitutional amendment and adoption of a freedom of information law in Fiji in their joint submission to the UN Human Rights Council ahead of Fiji’s Universal Periodic Review by the council next month.Fiji is 107th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF_en Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

McLaren Racing and Splunk Announce Multi-Year Formula 1 Partnership Extension

first_img Facebook McLaren Racing and Splunk Announce Multi-Year Formula 1 Partnership Extension Facebook Previous articleDana-Farber Cancer Institute and Deerfield Management Launch Riverway DiscoveriesNext articleLife’s First Naturals Expands Product Line Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  Pinterest WhatsApp WORKING, UK & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK), provider of the Data-to-Everything Platform, and McLaren Racing have today announced a multi-year partnership extension which will see Splunk continue as an official McLaren Technology Partner of the McLaren Formula 1 team and McLaren Group. Beginning in 2020, Splunk collaborated with McLaren to deploy its Data-to-Everything Platform to enhance performance across the McLaren Racing team by bringing data to every question, decision and action on and off the track. Splunk will continue to capture data from across the McLaren Group infrastructure, network and server environment. This also spans the McLaren Racing function, within the team’s Formula 1 cars, to assist in accelerating operations and performance. As part of the partnership, the Splunk brand will be represented on the McLaren Formula 1 driver overalls of Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo, on the team kit and on the sidepod and cockpit of the McLaren Formula 1 MCL35M race cars. “Over the past 12 months, our work with Splunk has been incredibly beneficial to our team,” said Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing. “ In the fast-paced and technological environment of Formula 1, data is a core element to our team and is integral in how we effectively and efficiently operate. We are delighted to announce this partnership extension with Splunk, which allows us to continue to deploy their expertise and Data-to-Everything Platform, providing our team with valuable insights to further strengthen our operations and performance.” “High performance on the race track comes down to split-second decisions and data is the key to making that happen,” said Doug Merritt, President and CEO, Splunk. “Splunk’s Data-to-Everything Platform provides the McLaren Racing team with powerful insights and machine learning capabilities that enable the team to turn their data into doing. We’re excited to extend our partnership with the team both on and off the racetrack.” For more information about Splunk’s partnership with McLaren, visit the Splunk website. About McLaren Racing McLaren Racing was founded by New Zealand racing driver Bruce McLaren in 1963. The team entered its first Formula 1 race in 1966, since when McLaren has won 20 Formula 1 world championships, more than 180 Formula 1 grands prix, the Le Mans 24 Hours at its first attempt and the Indianapolis 500 three times. McLaren Racing currently competes in Formula 1 globally and INDYCAR in the US. The team will contest the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship with Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. In 2021 McLaren Racing will race in the INDYCAR Series with drivers Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist. Juan Pablo Montoya will compete for the team at the 105th running of the Indy 500 in the third Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet. About Splunk Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) turns data into doing with the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk technology is designed to investigate, monitor, and analyze and act on data at any scale. Splunk, Splunk>, Data-to-Everything, D2E and Turn Data Into Doing are trademarks and registered trademarks of Splunk Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective owners. © 2021 Splunk Inc. All rights reserved. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005090/en/ CONTACT: McLaren Racing Media ContactsTim Bampton, Director of Communications, McLaren Racing [email protected]/ +44 (0) 7468 714614Siobhan Filsell, Manager, Brand and Partner Communications, McLaren Racing [email protected]/ +44 (0) 7879 890 260Splunk Media Contact Taylor Jones Splunk Inc. [email protected] Splunk Investor Contact Ken Tinsley Splunk Inc. [email protected] KEYWORD: EUROPE UNITED STATES UNITED KINGDOM NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SPORTS NETWORKS MOTOR SPORTS DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY AFTERMARKET OTHER SPORTS AUTOMOTIVE OTHER MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING OTHER TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING SOURCE: Splunk Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005090/encenter_img Pinterest Twitter Local NewsBusiness Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 WhatsApplast_img read more