Receive email alerts November 11, 2020 Find out more December 26, 2019 Find out more Organisation Omar Mestiri, the editor of the opposition online newspaper Kalima , is the victim of judicial harassment, Reporters Without Borders said today of a libel suit that could result in a three-year prison sentence. The organisation also called on the authorities to stop blocking the video-sharing site Dailymotion, which has been inaccessible in Tunisia since 1 April. RSF_en Help by sharing this information TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa The video-sharing website Dailymotion is once more accessible within Tunisia. Access had been blocked from 1 April. Censorship of news media that comment on the political situation in Tunisia is unfortunately frequent. Omar Mestiri of the online opposition newspaper Kalima is still facing a possible three-year prison sentence for libel. ———————————02.04.07 – Opposition online journalist accused of libel, video-sharing site blockedOmar Mestiri, the editor of the opposition online newspaper Kalima , is the victim of judicial harassment, Reporters Without Borders said today of a libel suit that could result in a three-year prison sentence. The organisation also called on the authorities to stop blocking the video-sharing site Dailymotion, which has been inaccessible in Tunisia since 1 April. “The lawsuit against Mestiri is absurd because it is based on an online article that cannot even be accessed from within Tunisia,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But we take this case very seriously. The three and a half year sentence imposed on lawyer Mohammed Abbou in April 2005 for an article posted online showed how the Tunisian courts are controlled by the government and how a libel suit can lead to a heavy sentence.”The press freedom organisation added: “The censorship of Dailymotion’s website shows that the government, which is as paranoid about the Internet as it is about the traditional press, is ready to ban tens of thousands of inoffensive videos in order to block a handful it does not like.”The suit against Mestiri was brought by Tunisian lawyer Mohammed Baccar over an article posted on 5 September 2006 accusing him of fraud and forgery. Mestiri was summoned by the deputy state prosecutor to respond to a charge of libel on 29 March. Mestiri’s lawyers have challenged the suit’s legal basis on the grounds that Kalima’s site is blocked in Tunisia and the article could not have been accessed there.The blocking of the www.dailymotion.com site may have been prompted by the posting of a number of videos on the political situation in Tunisia, such as:www.dailymotion.com/generationtunezinewww.dailymotion.com/tunisietunisiewww.dailymotion.com/c-iom13 www.dailymotion.com/tounishourra www.dailymotion.com/tunisiawatch www.dailymotion.com/Saber_ch For more information on imprisoned lawyer Mohammed Abbou Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder News to go further TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Tunisia News News News April 12, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The Dailymotion video-sharing Website is accessible again Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 12, 2019 Find out more
New Delhi: Virat Kohli displayed his class in a tense chase at the Sydney Cricket Ground against Australia. Chasing 165, the Indian cricket team skipper blasted his 19th Twenty20 International fifty as India sealed a six-wicket win to level the three-match series 1-1. After a loss in Brisbane and a wash-out in Melbourne, the Sydney game witnessed India playing a magnificent game to extend their unbeaten run in bilateral Twenty20 International series to nine. Speaking after the end of the game, Kohli said the result was a ‘fair indication’ of India’s potential to do well in Australia.Read More | Shikhar Dhawan creates unique T20I world record in Sydney“Still fair bit of work to do but we’re going in the right direction which is nice. Feeling good for the Tests. Will get down to Brisbane and prepare for 5-6 days,” Kohli said.Read More | Virat Kohli powers India to series-levelling win in Sydney T20IThe Indian skipper hailed the contributions of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. Both openers blazed away to 67 in 5.3 overs that laid the platform for India’s chase. Dhawan fell for a blazing 41 off 22 balls while Rohit fell for 23.Read More | Krunal Pandya creates record in Sydney T20I against Australia“When our openers get into the zone they’re difficult to stop. Things become pretty easy when those two guys (Rohit and Shikhar) do the job for us,” Kohli said.‘Hope to stop Kohli’Kohli’s fifty in Twenty20 Internationals continued the Indian skipper’s consistent performances against Australia. Wicketkeeper Alex Carey was hopeful that the hosts had the answers to the Indian skipper’s form ahead of the four-Test series beginning on December 6 in Adelaide.“We’ve seen him do that before and he did it again tonight. Hopefully in Tests, it will be a different story? We’ve got some good pacer bowlers and Nathan Lyon. It will be a really good summer of cricket,” Carey said.Australia added Mitchell Starc into the Twenty20 International side which was the left-arm pacer’s first T20I at home since 2014. Carey said he really looks forward to the Tests where Starc can form a lethal trio along with Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood.“I thought he bowled really well tonight. Dhawan obviously got him away for a couple of fours and that happens in T20 cricket but I thought he came into the side and he was really excited to play this game. He hasn’t played too many T20 games. I thought he had a real impact. He’s played a lot of cricket now. He’s a real professional, looks after his body, come off a Shield game and into a T20 game now. I’m just as excited as you guys to watch him take on India along with Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins and obviously Lyon. He’ll be fine,” Carey said.The Australian wicketkeeper said the hosts were 15 runs short and the SCG wicket was a typical 180-like wicket. “We would have loved to put 15 more runs on the board tonight and I guess who knows in Melbourne as well. It was quite a difficult wicket in overcast conditions and could have gone either way,” Carey added. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
By Amy TenneryNEW YORK, USA (Reuters) – Serena Williams claimed her 100th win at the U.S. Open in style on Tuesday, dismantling her quarter-final opponent Wang Qiang 6-1, 6-0 in a blistering 44-minute performance that ended any questions over a twisted ankle from the previous round.“I never thought that I would get to 100,” Williams said after the match, reflecting on the two decades she’s spent playing at Flushing Meadows. “It’s so special. I never want to let it go.”The eighth-seeded American joins Chris Evert as the only two players to log at least 100 victories at the tournament. Williams is now only one behind Evert’s mark.The 37-year-old Williams was dominant from the start, firing off 25 winners, compared to zero from 18th-seed Wang, and winning 90% of her first serve points. During her fourth-round match on Sunday, Williams slipped and fell while running to the net and twisted her right ankle but said on Tuesday she was feeling “great”.“It feels good,” Williams said of her performance. “This is how hard I’ve been working. It feels like … hard work pays off when that happens.”Williams pumped her fist in celebration after firing off a forehand winner in front of a roaring crowd to end the contest.“I am who I am. I’ve always been the person that goes out there and roars and screams and complains and cries and fights,” Williams said. “I’m extremely passionate about what I do. Most people that love their jobs are passionate about what they do. That’s just me.”She also praised the progress made in women’s tennis over her career, calling it the “premier sport for women”.“It’s the best work in the world that a woman can do, in my mind. I’m a little biased obviously,” said the 37-year-old.“I feel like we fought so hard for so many years for so many different things. I feel like we still obviously have a way to go, but a lot of that fighting through decades has come through.”Wang, who had not faced Williams before, was unable to save any of the five break point opportunities against her and said she simply could not stand up to the power from the 23-time Grand Slam champion. “I cannot handle it. Just too much for me,” said Wang.Williams faces fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina, who she leads 4-1 in head-to-head, in the semifinals.“She doesn’t make a lot of mistakes,” said Williams when asked about the upcoming matchup. “She’s one of those players that do everything really well. “So I have to do everything well, too.”