US – #WeeklyAddress: April 1 – 7: Georgia House Republicans file bill to create state Journalism Ethics Board

first_img Help by sharing this information Follow the news on United States to go further June 3, 2021 Find out more Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of April 1 – April 7: RSF_en News United StatesAmericas Megachurch pastor preaches threat towards local South Carolina newspaper PHOTO CREDIT: CBS46 Georgia House Republicans file bill to create state Journalism Ethics Board April 28, 2021 Find out more Local news reporter keeps his cool as Trump supporter heckles him on camera For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. News June 7, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Michael Gordon, a reporter for El Paso’s ABC affiliate, KVIA, was harassed by a woman at a Trump rally in El Paso, Texas on March 30. A video posted to Twitter shows Gordon preparing for a live take when a woman donning a red “Make America Great Again” hat and a poster reading “FAKE BY OMISSION” approaches the news team screaming “Y’all are fake! You’re fake! You spread fake news! You should be ashamed of yourself,” before chanting “Trump 2020.” A second video was later posted by Gordon showing possibly the same woman walking up to the camera shouting insults and expletives. Gordon later said he held “absolutely no ill will towards the woman in that clip.” April 8, 2019 US – #WeeklyAddress: April 1 – 7: Georgia House Republicans file bill to create state Journalism Ethics Board The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says United StatesAmericas Organisation WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Hope Carpenter, former pastor at Relentless Church in Greenville, SC, used her guest sermon on March 31 to threaten the local paper The Greenville News. According to a video posted to YouTube, nearing the end of her soliloquy, Carpenter turned to the audience and said, “I cut people. I got a knife right in that pocketbook. Greenville News, come on. We done went through this.” The threat towards the newspaper comes after the publication wrote several stories that cast a negative light on current Relentless Church pastor John Gray. In a statement to The Washington Post, Holly Baird, spokesperson for John Gray said, “Neither our pastors or anyone in our leadership would agree with any type of communication that would encourage or incite violence against another individual or entity.” News News On April 2, members of Georgia’s House Republicans, headed by Rep. Andy Welch, proposed the creation of “canons of ethics” for journalists in the state. Georgia’s new Journalism Ethics Board would be in charge of accrediting journalists and organizations, investigating and sanctioning journalists after complaints are filed by the public, accepting and managing grants and other monetary awards, and setting rules and standards to adhere to for “factual and ethical reporting.” The Radio Television Digital News Association released a statement condemning the Georgia politicians’ decision. Journalism ethics, it said, are “not a weapon by which government can silence journalism and avoid the accountability journalism is constitutionally mandated to provide the people of Georgia.”last_img read more

Dan Auerbach Shares New “King Of A One Horse Town” Music Video

first_imgDan Auerbach is making a name for himself as a solo artist in the presentation of his second-ever LP Waiting on a Song. Following his 2009 Keep It Hid, The Black Keys/The Arcs guitarist and vocalist is set to drop the record on June 2, 2017. Last month, he shared the album’s first single “Shine On Me,” featuring Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits.Today, Auerbach shares “King of a One Horse Town,” which he wrote for “anyone who’s scared of the outside world.” In a press statement, he continues, “Anyone who’s afraid to go beyond their own block for fear of failure. It could be a drug dealer. A drunk. A professor. That’s a feeling any of us can relate to.” The song showcases the “old school” music that Auerbach plans to revitalize.Watch the music video for “King of a One Horse Town” below:Watch the music video for “Shine On Me” below: Waiting on a Song Tracklist:01. Waiting on A Song02. Malibu Man03. Livin’ in Sin04. Shine on Me05. King of a One Horse Town06. Never in My Wildest Dreams07. Cherrybomb08. Stand by My Girl09. Undertow10. Show Melast_img read more