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first_img Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Bingo Email Address Tags: Online Gambling Bingo AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Carolyn Harris MP has emerged as one of the industry’s fiercest critics, and a leading advocate of a more responsible, sustainable sector – though her approach and proposed stringent controls for operators make her a controversial figure. She tells Robin Harrison why the sector’s past public affairs failings have handed the initiative to those looking to reshape the industryCarolyn Harris has been an MP for less than five years and has wasted no time in reshaping the British gambling industry as chair of the Gambling Related Harms All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG).The APPG, by consolidating support for a reduction in fixed odds betting terminal (FOBT) stakes, played a key role in ensuring the maximum stake was cut to £2. This is expected to lead to thousands of betting shop closures and caused significant write-downs in the value of operator assets. After the FOBT victory, focus shifted online. An interim report from the APPG, which saw the £2 online stake cap recommended, wiped more than £1bn from the value of industry stocks. A second intervention in February this year, which saw Gambling Commission CEO Neil McArthur all but commit to a review of online stakes within six months, resulted in another decline. In her own words, she is “a great one fighting for victims.”“If anyone is being targeted by something that can be prevented, or if anyone is unable to help themselves out of their situation, that’s exactly the sort of cause I look to support,” she says.Interestingly, she does not see herself as anti-gambling. “What you’ve got to remember is I come from a working class community where everyone has a bet on the Grand National, does the pools, goes to the bingo, buys raffle and lottery tickets,” she says. “I’m not overly religious, and I don’t come from a place where gambling is not allowed.”Instead it was an incident one Christmas that showed her the sector’s problems. Eureka moment Months after she was elected in 2015, Harris was visited by Matt Zarb-Cousin, then part of the Campaign for Fairer Gambling, to discuss the impact of FOBTs. This piqued her interest and shortly afterwards she was compelled to act.An individual came to her office, claiming to have lost their wallet, facing a penniless Christmas.“No toys for the children, no food, nothing,” she says. “I thought this was awful, so we asked a few people to donate – something we now do every year on a larger scale – and we managed to put a hamper together, got toys for his kids, delivered them to his house.”Then on Christmas Day, she saw this individual playing a slot machine in the pub. “Didn’t even acknowledge I was there. I spoke to him, he didn’t take his eyes off the machine.“I asked my husband if he was usually there and he told me that the kid was normally in the bookies, but it was shut for Christmas.”That was a “eureka moment”, putting what Zarb-Cousin told her into context. She quizzed her husband, which led to more stories of people in their community losing thousands on the machines.“That was the moment I realised I had to do something. So when I got back to Westminster I phoned Matt and we started from there,” she says. “It was a snowball effect; the more we talked about it, the more people got involved, problem gamblers got in touch, families of problem gamblers followed, it just got bigger and bigger. “Now we’ve moved online, it’s even bigger.”The APPG, technically, has no legislative power. But considering the weight its interventions have carried, it’s hard to ignore. It also highlights significant cross-party support for gambling reform. Harris, a Labour MP, is supported by the Conservative Iain Duncan Smith and Scottish National Party’s Ronnie Cowan, as vice-chairs. Despite differing views, she says the APPG’s leadership forms a united, effective team.“We have different ways of showing it. IDS tends to be a little bit more forensic, honing in on an issue. Ronnie tends to be a bit more analytical and picks holes in what is said, while I tend to go down the emotional route.”On raising awareness of the issue of gambling harm, the APPG has been successful. Harris mentions the first urgent question in the current parliament, on the issue of Bet365 streaming FA Cup matches. There was a time that her audience would have been Duncan Smith, Cowan and maybe former Sport Minister Tracey Crouch, in an otherwise empty chamber. Not this time.“What the APPG has done is raised awareness: one to acknowledge it as an issue, two we have become a crutch for those that are affected by this, three we have become a bit of a stick for those that are inflicting this, and everyone sees us as being the threat to the industry,” she explains. “People are now saying that we can’t allow an industry that causes this much harm to continue as it is. To my mind we’re one of the most successful APPGs there has been, and I’m very proud to be chairing it.”On borrowed time This means the industry, in its current form, is on borrowed time.“In Westminster, there is a sea change in how members of Parliament, and in the Lords, view the industry,” Harris says. “If [operators] were wise they would make changes themselves before it gets enforced on them.”Whether or not they are prepared to do this is a different matter. The recommendations put forward in the APPG’s interim report into gambling harms, released in November 2019, contain a number that are reasonable. Some have already been introduced (see box out).What has attracted all the attention, however, is the call for a £2 online slot stake.“I don’t see why online slots should be more than land-based,” Harris says of this proposal. “They should be the same. If we legislated for £2 on land, it should be £2 online.”Some have pointed out a maximum £5 stake would bring online casinos into line with land-based. Whether Harris and the APPG would accept such a compromise remains to be seen. “I don’t know about that,” she says. “I think [operators] had their opportunity for a barter over fixed-odds betting terminals. They chose to ignore it, thinking we weren’t going to be successful. “We were successful, and have done the damage. And I think now we can continue to fight for what we think is right, as the voice of reason, with the moral high ground.”Negotiating position This kills the notion, suggested by former Labour deputy leader Tom Watson at ICE Vox, that the £2 stake cap was a negotiating stance.“FOBTs were the opportunity to negotiate,” Harris says. And FOBTs was the issue that showed the industry in the worst light. It was divided, unwilling to engage and obstructive. Harris puts the blame squarely at the foot of the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB), the body since swallowed by the Betting and Gaming Council. “They were arrogant,” she says of the ABB. “Whether they thought I was only speaking out against them because I was new or inexperienced, or because it was something to do and I wouldn’t succeed, boy they were wrong. “They were appalling. They wouldn’t even let gambling companies speak to me. Simple questions that the operators could have easily answered, but they decided not to deal with that. “The very fact that they thought they could simply not deal with those campaigning for changes to FOBTs just made us all the more determined to ensure the outcome that we felt was appropriate,” she says. “The ball’s in their court now.”She is keen to stress that the ongoing campaign is not a personal vendetta after the ABB’s response. Instead, such a resounding defeat for the industry gives the APPG the credibility to do more, she says. She notes that any suggestion of compromise might have gone some way to addressing the issue. Had operators put forward a cap (below the Gambling Commission’s £30 proposal), it would have “taken the sting out of my tail a bit”, she says. That £30 recommendation is dismissed as something that only suited the industry. “It didn’t suit the vulnerable,” she says. “I was under the impression that it was [the Commission’s] job to protect players but they are only there to protect the industry.”This brings us neatly on to the interim report’s other eye-catching conclusion, that the Gambling Commission is not fit for purpose. The APPG has spoken out in favour of an industry ombudsman, arguing that it would be an independent body tasked with dealing with player complaints. Harris sees the Commission as a regulator for gambling businesses, not for the effects of gambling. “What do they do for people who are owed money? Nothing,” she says. “They’re not doing their job. I keep waiting for them to prove me wrong, and they keep proving me right,” she says. She picks out its enforcement activities as a key issue. Harris believes a company that has failed in its duty of care to its customers, or failed to adhere to anti-money laundering violations, should be stripped of its licence. Or at least have it suspended. “They’re allowed to get away with violations, and until they see there are serious consequences they will continue to chance their arm,” she says. “Where else do we go? I don’t think we’ve got any option but to take decisive action; the time for negotiation has passed. The only way we’re going to make changes is to put in measures that make it impossible to infringe a set of rules.”It’s not that the industry is inherently dishonest or unethical, rather overly protectionist. This focus on each company’s own interests, profits and returns to shareholders, means responsibility falls by the wayside.She says this is exemplified by source of funds checks: “I worry that the industry has a total disregard for the source of gambling funds,” she says. “By that I mean, if someone is earning £2,000 a month, and they’re gambling £16,000, why is that allowed? “I was told by an industry body that they do affordability checks. If you’re doing that, why are you then not saying to that person, ‘You only earn £2,000, where is the other £14,000 coming from?’ “I’ve seen bank statements and payslips that don’t match up with the deposits coming into that person’s bank account,” she says. “It was evident that these people were stealing money, and yet they still allowed them to gamble.”In some cases, high spenders are incentivised to gamble by having VIP status. She recalls a meeting with a gambling addict who had lost millions online. This person’s preferred operator had a tiered VIP structure, and the amounts gambled saw him reach the top tier. This led to hospitality at football matches, Wimbledon tickets and other perks, to the point that he was getting a day out a month. “He earned £400 a week,” Harris says. “How can someone earning £400 a week be at the top rank of a status rung, where he was spending so much that he was getting a freebie a month?”Moral high ground Ultimately she sees today’s GB gambling industry as “a house built on sand”. In her view, it is trying to protect profits that it should have never been allowed to generate, as it has been earned without sufficient care and attention to those that suffer harm.“I talk about the people who are affected,” she says. “I’m not interested in the pounds, shillings or pence, I look at the moral argument. “I always knew we would win this based on morality. All the way through the FOBT debate I said we wouldn’t win it by talking facts or figures with the Treasury, or by trying to convince the industry it needs to step up. “It’ll be the consequences, talking about the people who have lost their lives, their minds, or their homes, their husbands, wives or their children – that’s where this argument will be won.”There are times during this interview where Harris is clearly moved by the cases she has dealt with. As the most visible figure in the APPG, she has become the rallying point for those affected by problem gambling and gambling addiction, a de-facto industry ombudsman.“If you see my postbag, you wouldn’t believe the level of correspondence that I get,” she says.“Normal, ordinary people, who have been absolutely laid bare by an industry that shows no compassion and no understanding of the damage they have caused. Until they are prepared to accept its effects, I will keep on going.”Bear pit Emotion appears to colour the debate. Industry coverage of the APPG hearings has tended to highlight a particularly febrile atmosphere. One executive – after declining to attend one – described them as “a bear pit”.Harris laughs when this is put to her. “I’m interested to know how he can say that, as he’s never been,” she says. That particular hearing saw her at her most restrained: “I really wanted the industry to understand that I was willing and happy to talk to them, to try and find a way to help improve their practices. “I did cry at the end of that, but that was out of frustration,” she adds. “I asked them questions about people who were in the room, and their experiences. And I’m not just talking about stories, I’m talking about emails and bank statements from the industry. “I’d ask a question about it and they’d claim they didn’t do that – when they were talking about someone sitting less than two feet away. I got so frustrated that I cried. “I cried because I was sitting there with mothers and fathers of children who had thrown themselves off a building because of how the industry treated them, and enticed them to gamble despite being aware they had a problem. But a bear pit? Do I look like a bear?”She will concede that the APPG asks “difficult questions”.“We don’t accept shallow, off the cuff remarks, and I won’t be told that it’s all going to be okay. But come on, it’s a multi-million pound industry and they worry about me? If I worry them, they shouldn’t be in the job.”Rip it up and start again And while an APPG has no formal place in the legislature, in the case of the Gambling Related Harm group, it has power and influence. So when Harris talks about pushing for an overhaul of the 2005 Gambling Act, her words carry weight.“I think it’ll be a new Act,” Harris says. “I’ve got one written – the industry won’t like it, but it’s there and ready to roll – so whenever Boris and Dominic Cummings want to talk, here’s one I made earlier.”She says it’s largely what’s included in the interim APPG report, alongside “some other stuff that’s maybe a bit stronger”. “We said some organisations weren’t fit for purpose in the interim report, and in the next we say they’re most definitely not fit for purpose, and I’m not changing my mind on that.”This is common sense to Harris. While she says that she wants to see changes from the industry, it’s hard to foresee changes of the scale she believes are necessary. Ultimately she sees the social responsibility initiatives taken by the industry as ineffective. “It’s trying to paper over the cracks, when we really need to hack the wall down and start again,” Harris says.The whistle-to-whistle ban is dismissed as “not that effective”. The commitment to raise problem gambling funding to 1% of gross gaming yield by 2023? “A knee-jerk reaction”. Voluntary deposit limits? Not as effective as mandatory. Full accountability is the end goal: “There’s got to be a way of making the industry responsible for the damage it causes, whether that’s NHS clinics or funding organisations that treat problem gamblers, but it has to be financially and morally responsible.”The industry should have seen this coming. It had a long run of making a lot of money, yet it was only from 2018 that there was evidence of a change in approach, with greater social responsibility safeguards put in place and publicly discussed.As ever, this comes back to FOBTs: “If they’d thought about this in 2015, when they had an opportunity to get their act together, we’d probably be in a better place now,” she says. “We’d have a better environment. The ABB disregarded me, and they’ve created a monster.“Not me personally,” Harris adds, laughing.Carolyn Harris should not be underestimated. She is a successful campaigner and does not shift focus after pinpointing an injustice. The industry has already disregarded her once. Do it again and the consequences could be severe. 11th March 2020 | By Stephen Carter The force for change Carolyn Harris MP has emerged as one of the industry’s fiercest critics, and a leading advocate of a more responsible, sustainable sector – though her approach and proposed stringent controls for operators make her a controversial figure. She tells Robin Harrison why the sector’s past public affairs failings have handed the initiative to those looking to reshape the industry Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

first_img Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Finance Email Address 9th April 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Swedish-facing operator Svenska Spel has hit out at media reports in the country suggesting there has been a significant rise in online casino gambling during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, describing the published figures as “misleading”.Reports suggested the number of logins and registrations for online gaming websites increased by 33% over the past two weeks, based on figures released by the Swedish Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) for 17 of the country’s 60 licensed casino operators.However, Martin Johansson, an analyst for Svenska Spel, criticised how the figures were reported, saying they do not show a true picture of the current Swedish market.Johansson specifically highlighted the 33% figure, saying that does not give an accurate picture of how many people have registered, adding that it does not have anything to do with online games.He also noted that Svenska Spel, the former gambling monopoly in Sweden, has not seen this such an increase for its own igaming subsidiary, Svenska Spel Sport & Casino.“It is not automatically negative that people spend some time at home and gamble a little instead of going to the cinema and or to the pub,” Johansson explained. “However, it is extremely serious if unhealthy gambling is increasing, and that is why we are of course following the customers their habits especially closely now.”Johansson pointed out that the figures were only based on 17 operators, which only offer online casino. He said this did not constitute a representative selection for the market.However, Johansson did admit that while online gambling is not automatically more addictive than in-person gaming, it does ask more of both operators and developers to ensure they are protecting players from harm.“It means there are increased demands on the game designer to act responsibly, as availability and, above all, speed are crucial to the game’s risk level,” Johansson said.“The potential increase in risk is entirely dependent on the type of game offered online. For example, Lotto and Eurojackpot online are not associated with any significant risk, since online versions are basically identical to their physical counterparts and draws still only happen once or twice a week.”Johansson’s response was supported by Kajsa Nylander, sustainability manager at Svenska Spel, who said while here has been a slight increase in online casino play at the operator, this was nothing close to the level suggested by the media.“We have seen marginally increased interest in the products such as poker, bingo and casino,” Nylander said. “But even though the games are attracting new players, we are not currently see higher average consumption of these games.“Average spending per customer for poker, bingo and casino is at the same levels as before the coronavirus eruption.”Reports in the Swedish media also suggested government ministers are mulling a temporary shut-down or new restrictions on online casino to avoid an increase in gambling related harm during the pandemic.Spelinspektionen confirmed to iGB that the government is considering various measures to protect consumers in the country, at a time when restrictions on movement are in place. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling Swedish-facing operator Svenska Spel has hit out at media reports in the country suggesting there has been a significant rise in online casino gambling during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, describing the published figures as “misleading”. Svenska Spel hits out at ‘misleading’ online casino figures Topics: Finance Legal & compliancelast_img read more

first_img Topics: Casino & games Finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Revenue from Macau’s casinos declined further in April, with operators taking in just MOP754m (£76.0m/€86.6m/$95.1m), a record low and 96.8% below takings from April 2019. Casino & gamescenter_img Macau casino revenue plummets to new low in April Regions: China Macau 1st May 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Revenue from Macau’s casinos declined further in April, with operators taking in just MOP754m (£76.0m/€86.6m/$95.1m), a record low and 96.8% below takings from April 2019.Despite the fact that all casinos in Macau were forced to close for 14 days in February and many remained closed for significant parts of March, the total was down 85.7% from March’s revenue and 75.7% from February’s.One reason for the decline was a decision on 25 March ordering all non-residents arriving in Macau to self-isolate for 14 days.Macau’s gambling revenue for the year now totals MOP31.24bn, down 68.0% from the first four months of 2019. Of this total, more than two thirds is still made up of January’s revenue.Last month (20 April), Macao’s head of government, chief executive Ho Iat Seng criticised the country’s “excessive dependence” upon the gambling industry. In Macau’s annual policy report, Ho said this dependence meant the special administrative region was especially hard-hit by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.Ho added that action taken by prior governments to diversify economically have yielded “no noticeable results,” with gaming still representing more than half of its economy.last_img read more

first_img Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Javier Tebas quits as LaLiga president; to seek re-election By Kunal Dhyani – December 3, 2019 Latest Sports News La Liga president Javier Tebas has resigned from his office, only to seek re-election for yet another term. The 57-year-old football administrator was first elected to the  LaLiga president’s office in 2013.His present term was to end in October next year. The decision has come at a time when there is an apparent tension between La Liga and the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), particularly between Tebas and Luis Rubiales, who heads up Spanish football’s national governing body. Cricket Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri adds another as Switzerland lead 3-1; Follow Live Updates TAGSJavier TebasJavier Tebas ResignationLaLigaSpanish Football FederationSports Business NewsSports Business News India SHARE Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Football Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndo“I have decided to resign from my role as president so that a new electoral process starts, which I plan to run in,” Tabas has reportedly said. “I hope to gain support to stay four more years.”Read: Mascots driving LaLiga clubs’ brand growthTebas was re-elected for a second term unopposed after relinquishing his office in 2016.Even as Tebas has yet against stepped aside from the position, he is a well aware return to the office this time might not be as easy as three years ago. According to a report by the BBC, Tebas is seeking a fresh mandate before launching the tender process for the next cycle of LaLiga media rights.The decision is also influenced by the change of guard after the General Elections in Spain last month as Tebas wants a stronger president in the office with the mandate for a longer-term.“A new political term is starting, where it is possible there may be laws and directives proposed which affect our institution and our interests,” BBC has reported Tebas as saying.  “The person who has to do it should do so with the backing of the clubs at least for four years.”The election process is expected to be completed before the New Year.Read More: LaLiga forms a choir with fans for melodious league soundtrack Copa America 2021 Football Copa America 2021 COL vs PER LIVE: When and where to watch Colombia vs Peru LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Facebook Twitter WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India Euro 2020, Ukraine vs Austria: Ukraine to ensure round of 16 berth against Austria, Follow Live Updates Football Previous articleRahane, Shaw in Mumbai Ranji squad for Baroda gameNext articleTokyo 2020: Torch Relay convoy design released Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket Copa America 2021 VEN vs ECU LIVE: When and where to watch Venezuela vs Ecuador LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatter|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Time running out for Wales as Italy maintain lead and possession; Follow Live Updates FootballLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 35/2 (11 ov)- Follow Live Updates Football last_img read more

first_img Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Indigenous Ministries, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Expansion du ministère de l’Église épiscopale face à l’évolution des protestations de Standing Rock Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA [Episcopal News Service] L’hiver qui approche et le changement d’attitude de certains des opposants au projet d’oléoduc de Dakota Access comme des forces de l’ordre près de la Nation Sioux de Standing Rock font évoluer le ministère de l’Église épiscopale dans cette partie du Dakota du Nord.Des épiscopaliens ont passé une partie du 24 octobre à conduire des camionnettes de l’église dans tout l’État pour récupérer des manifestants qui avaient été arrêtés au cours du week-end. Le déménagement prévu du campement situera le camp de protestation d’hiver à proximité d’une église épiscopale qui sera en mesure de proposer encore plus de services aux résidents du camp.Le week-end des 22 et 23 octobre a été houleux près du tracé envisagé pour l’oléoduc. Les services du Shérif du Comté de Morton ont déclaré le 24 octobre que 126 personnes avaient été arrêtées deux jours plus tôt pour « activités illégales de protestation », au cours d’une journée de confrontations souvent violentes avec ceux qui manifestent contre l’oléoduc qui passera sous l’approvisionnement en eau des Sioux de Standing Rock, sur les terres du Traité et à travers certains de leurs lieux funéraires. Une personne a été arrêtée le 23 octobre, ont indiqué les services, ce qui amène le nombre total d’arrestations à 269 depuis que les protestations ont commencé le 10 août.Certains opposants à l’oléoduc qui préfèrent se nommer « protecteurs » semblent « avoir fait monter d’un cran la pression en se plaçant de sorte à bloquer les travaux », a expliqué le 24 octobre à Episcopal News Service le révérend John Floberg, prêtre qui supervise les églises épiscopales de la partie de Standing Rock situées dans le Dakota du Nord. Les autorités, a-t-il ajouté, ont répondu avec ce qu’il a qualifié d’une « force écrasante ».« D’après ce que j’ai pu voir, les autorités ont toujours agi d’une manière provocatrice et excessive et les protestataires sont poussés à durcir leur position qui reste non violente », confie John Floberg au cours d’un entretien téléphonique alors qu’il conduisait une camionnette de l’église vers Fargo (État du Dakota du Nord), à environ quatre heures à l’Est des campements, pour récupérer certains protestataires qui avaient été emmenés là pour leur première comparution.Le déplacement de John Floberg jusqu’à Fargo le 24 octobre, était l’un des deux effectués par l’Église épiscopale de Standing Rock ce jour-là, pour ramener les protestataires jusqu’aux camps.Article complet en anglais.center_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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first_imgNews May 13, 2021 Find out more ColombiaAmericas RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Help by sharing this information RSF_en July 15, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Threats force newspaper editor to stay at home, consider flight Reporters Without Borders today called on the authorities to provide adequate protection for Wilmar Jaramillo Velásquez, the founder and editor of the monthly El Pregonero del Darien, who is being threatened and harassed by local officials in the town of Apartadó in the northwestern department of Antioquia.”Jaramillo is in real danger and we fear he may have to bow to the demands of those threatening him and flee the region, which will be a real blow to press freedom,” the organisation said, adding: “We therefore call on the authorities to take his complaints seriously, investigate them, and give him protection so that he can resume working normally.” Jaramillo received threatening e-mail messages in November, January and April, each time telling him to leave the region within 24 hours. Then he received phone calls in May and June repeating these threats and telling him to let the mayor do his work.Fearing for his life, he now works from his home, located just 50 metres from the local office of the security services, and rarely goes out. His advertisers and his contributing journalists have also been threatened and, one by one, have stopped working with him.His newspaper has been closely following scandals implicating Apartadó mayor José Phidalgo Banguero Zapata for the past year. It reported that the mayor gave himself an illegal raise and used municipal funds to pay off his election campaign debts.Jaramillo filed a complaint about the threats but the slowness of the police investigation suggests a lack of interest in identifying and punishing those responsible.Reporters Without Borders has registered 23 press freedom violations in Colombia since the start of the year. They have ranged from death threats to physical attacks on journalists and bomb attacks on news media. Some journalists have had to flee the regions where they live and work. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News Receive email alertscenter_img ColombiaAmericas News Organisation RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Colombia Reports October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Organisation Lofti Ghars, a journalist with dual Canadian and Tunisian citizenship working for Al-Alam TV, was arrested by pro-Gaddafi forces in Tripoli after entering the country from Tunisia. He was released on 18 May, after being held for two months. News RSF_en center_img March 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Alam TV journalist arrested Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more