Cybercafés owners forced to turn in customers

first_img Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia —————Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News to go further News Organisation News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown BelarusEurope – Central Asia News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” May 27, 2021 Find out more February 16, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cybercafés owners forced to turn in customers Reporters Without Borders condemned a decree adopted by the council of ministers which forces owners of cybercafés and Internet clubs to report Internet-users looking at illegal websites to the police.The new law, approved on 10 February 2007, also obliges proprietors to record the last year of Internet navigation on their computers.“On the pretext of wanting to monitor pornographic or violent websites, the Belarus authorities are really seeking to censor opposition websites and independent media” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“The decree will force cybercafé proprietors to turn themselves into police officers. Internet-users will be pushed into self-censorship and none of them will dare to go on to websites which displease the authorities.”“Moreover, since the state already has a monopoly on Internet access, through the company Beltelekom, cybercafés were the last resort of anyone wanting to post critical news without risk of arrest,” the organisation added.The government said the step was needed to fight Internet crime, but in Belarus criticising President Alexander Lukashenko or other members of the government is considered a serious offence punishable by a prison sentence. Internet-users have to present ID when they go to a cybercafé.Information Minister, Uladzimir Rusakievich, said on 31 January 2007, that an Internet law was being drafted. “We do not want to prevent the development of the Internet, but it is our duty to innovate in this field,” he said.Belarus is on Reporters Without Borders’ list of the 13 enemies of the Internet June 2, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

BREAKING — 140 Algerian students jetting into Shannon to study on…

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash University you Limerick campus aerialsPhoto: True MediaOne hundred-and-forty students will jet into Limerick from the African continent tomorrow, Tuesday, to study at the University of Limerick, and will have to isolate on UL’s campus for 14 days as part of international covid-19 travel protocols.The Algerian government is funding the PhD students to study at UL under a deal estimated to be worth over €10million to the university.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up UL said the partnership is part a move by Algeria to move from French to English as the official language of teaching and learning in third level, and that all necessary protocols will be taken to try to prevent the spread of coronavirus.The 140 Algerian students who signed up for the four-year PhD last year have spent the past 12 months learning remotely, however although the group of students will arrive at the UL campus on Tuesday, they will have to carry on learning remotely until such restrictions are lifted at UL.It’s understood the 140 students will fly from Algeria into Shannon Airport.Latest statistics show there have been 103,833 confirmed coronavirus cases, and 2,836 COVID-related deaths in Algeria, with a population of just over 43 million (2019). According to Reuters COVID-19 world tracker, “COVID-19 infections are decreasing in Algeria, with 241 new infections reported on average daily.”When contacted, a UL spokesman said: “These students have been studying online since February of last year, but will travel to Limerick this week as part of the blended learning delivery of the programme. They have completed the first year of their PhD remotely and will now be in Limerick for three years.”“In advance of travelling to Limerick, the students have been isolating for 14 days in Algeria and are in possession of a negative PCR test. They will also restrict their movements for a further 14 days on their arrival.”The spokesman confirmed the students “will not be engaging in face-to-face teaching, it will be remote delivery in line with current government restrictions and they will be living in on-campus accommodation”.“They are coming to Limerick because the technological infrastructure and internet is not good across Algeria; for electronic access to the library, data bases, and other UL systems, it is easier for the students to be here,” they added.UL said that “travel for education has been deemed as essential under the government’s current restrictions, all incoming international students will receive an appropriate briefing on how to comply with prevailing public health measures in Ireland”.“Key principals for welcoming international students to Ireland were adopted by the higher education sector following extensive consultation with the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science,” the spokesman added.A spokesperson for Shannon Airport said they would not be making any comment.All those taking part are expected to return to university lecturing posts in Algeria once they complete their PhDs. They are arriving on a direct flight from Algiers organised by the Algerian government to Shannon Airport. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LimerickNewsBREAKING — 140 Algerian students jetting into Shannon to study on University of Limerick campus must self-isolate for 14 daysBy David Raleigh – January 18, 2021 4348 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Linkedin Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Print Previous articleWATCH: Munster Cross-Field Kick Try CompilationNext articleLimerick All-Ireland winner undergoes surgery David Raleigh Advertisement TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more