Journalist sentenced to seven months forced labour for defamation

first_img Receive email alerts Organisation RSF_en News News May 27, 2021 Find out more Freelance journalist Eduard Abrosimov was sentenced to seven months forced labour for defamation by the regional court in Saratov, southern Russia on 23 June 2005.He was sentenced over an article carried by Moscow weekly Sobesednik and a draft article found by investigators that was intended for regional daily Saratov-Stolitsa Povoljya.Reporters Without Borders said this was the second heavy sentence handed down for defamation within a month and pointed out that this latest sentence was contrary to UN and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) recommendations under which press offences should not be punished by prison terms.”In addition, sentencing a journalist to forced labour for having written an unpublished article seems particularly shocking to us,” said the organisation.Abrosimov was sentenced at the end of a one month trial for disseminating false news under Article 129 of the criminal code. He was immediately taken to prison in Saratov. He said he would appeal the sentence before the Russian Federation Supreme Court.The case began with the publication of an article “Don’t peep through the keyhole” carried on 2 November 2004 in the weekly Sobesednik, under the pseudonym Andrei Zabelin. The article was referring to the sexual preferences of a deputy in the Duma, Viatcheslav Volodin. Abrosimov was arrested on 21 January 2005, on the orders of the Saratov prosecutor, who opened an investigation for defamation. The journalist, then adviser to the governor of Saratov, Dmitri Ayatskov, has spent four months in custody. The investigators recovered an unpublished draft article from the hard disk of the journalist’s computer sent by email to a journalist on the daily Saratov-Stolitsa Povoljya. In the article, Abrosimov reported that one of the investigators in the office of the regional prosecutor, Dmitri Petriaikin, took bribes from certain criminals to release them. The definitive article headlined “Let us reflect on a portrait” was carried in Saratov-Stolitsa Povoljya on 11 November 2004, raising local authority corruption but without naming Dmitri Petriaikin. The Saratov prosecutor however ruled that the draft article was defamatory as soon as it had been sent by email and at least one person was aware of it. Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders protested that there was no justification in a democracy for a journalist to be imprisoned for a press offence after Eduard Abrosimov was sentenced to seven months forced labour, in Saratov, southern Russia on 23 June 2005 for articles deemed defamatory about a deputy in the Duma and an investigator in the regional prosecutor’s office. to go further News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Follow the news on Belarus News June 27, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist sentenced to seven months forced labour for defamation May 28, 2021 Find out more “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public”last_img read more

Oxford Flow secures £8.45m investment to accelerate oil and gas product deployment

first_imgThe funding has been secured from eight parties, with existing investors contributing a total of £5.6m Oxford Flow has re-imagined the actuated valve utilising the latest in sealing and materials technology. (Credit: Pixabay/C Morrison) Oxford Flow, the flow control equipment specialist for oil, gas, water and industrial process industries, has raised £8.45m to fuel the company’s expansion across all markets and oil and gas product development.The funding has been secured from eight parties, with existing investors Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI), Parkwalk, Oxford Investment Consultants and the University of Oxford contributing a total of £5.6m. The remaining amount is made up by GF Piping Systems, a division of Georg Fischer, a Swiss leader in fluid transfer equipment, individual investor Nick Harbinson and companies associated with GK Goh, the Singapore-based investment group.Neil Poxon, Oxford Flow CEO, says: “To have secured strategic capital at this point in our evolution is a testament to our products and our people. This investment will accelerate our oil and gas new product development and ultimately allow us to rapidly scale up that side of the business across Europe, USA and the Middle East.“Our axial flow, stemless and multi-phase isolation valve for oil and gas applications is about to commence end-user field trials and we can only see that accelerating as operators look for more cost-effective, emission-free retrofit options in the current market.”Oxford Flow has re-imagined the actuated valve utilising the latest in sealing and materials technology. Its stemless valve design is unique: instead of a stem and mechanical gearbox, the valve is actuated by a hydraulic piston integrated within the valve body. The innovation is so unique that it has been shortlisted for an SPE Offshore Achievement Award in the Emerging Technology category.Alun Williams, Investment Director at Parkwalk adds: “Oxford Flow is beginning to revolutionise the valve industry through its ground-breaking technology and exciting commercial strategy. It is precisely the type of transformative company Parkwalk is seeking to support so we are delighted to be part of this latest funding round.”This funding includes a significant investment by GF Piping Systems, a division of Georg Fischer (GF), into Oxford Flow’s water and industrials business to access its new technology. Oxford Flow will also use this new funding to continue its growth in the water and industrial sectors including scaling up manufacturing and increasing headcount in Oxford, UK and Houston, US. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Fine Art – Adjunct

first_imgTeaching responsibilities in the undergraduate Fine Art program.Specific course assignments will be dependent upon applicantqualifications. A terminal degree in the field, or closely related discipline, ispreferred. Candidates working toward a terminal degree, or who havesignificant experience in the field, may be considered. Candidatesmust embrace the mission of California Baptist University, andevidence a clear understanding of, and commitment to, excellence inteaching through the integration of Christian faith. Successfulcandidates will have a history of quality University teachingexperience or significant professional engagement in the field, anddemonstrated relational skills. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Posting Details Quick Link to Posting Position TitleFine Art – Adjunct Teaching Responsibilities Qualifications Nondiscrimination Statementcenter_img State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law. Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsChristian Experience EssayCover LetterCurriculum VitaeOptional DocumentsLetter of Reference 1Letter of Reference 2Unofficial Transcript * Are you a Christian?YesNo The College of Architecture, Visual Arts, and Design ( CAVAD ) atCalifornia Baptist University invites applications for adjunctfaculty positions in the Fine Art program. Review of applicationsis conducted in an ongoing manner according to need. If no, please explain (required):(Open Ended Question)* Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar) Position Summary * Do you attend church regularly?YesNolast_img read more