Concentration of Ownership puts Cambodian Media at risk

first_img January 8, 2016 – Updated on March 8, 2016 Concentration of Ownership puts Cambodian Media at risk News January 21, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts Phnom Penh – December 2nd, 2015Today in Phnom Penh, the publicly available database www.who-owns-the-media-kh.com has been launched to present all the research findings and to provide continuously updated information to the general public as well as towards civil society advocates and political decision makers. On this occasion, also possible recommendations on media regulation and concentration control were discussed in a public debate. Initiated by the international press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the Media Ownership Monitor (MOM) project is a global research and advocacy effort to promote transparency and media pluralism at an international level. The first country study was published in Colombia earlier in 2015.In Cambodia, the MOM was conducted together with the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) from September 28th to November 30th.Based on a standardized and transparent methodology, MOM assesses the most relevant Cambodian media outlets across all types of media (TV, radio, print, online) based on their respective audience shares. The data related to media consumption was provided by the Cambodian Media Research & Development (CMRD). to go further Key findings show:• The TV sector is the most popular and at the same time the most concentrated media sector: the top 4 media companies (CBS Co. Ltd., HANG MEAS Video Co., MICA MEDIA, Co. Ltd, PPCTV Co. Ltd) gather 78% of the viewership. Moreover, 7 of 10 relevant TV channels belong to owners affiliated to the ruling party. This means that they are either on the government payroll or appointed as advisors. • While the PRINT sector is also highly concentrated with the top 4 outlets reaching 59% of the audience, it is important to keep in mind that only one out of 10 Cambodians reads newspapers or magazines. • The Top 4 RADIO stations cover 43% of the audience in Cambodia, which reveals a medium concentration. It is most fragmented, with 8 of the 10 most relevant radio stations, reaching between 3-6% of the audience. • ONLINE news websites are amongst the most popular websites of the country, although the interest for online news remains still limited. It is also important to highlight that the limited amount of data available related to ISPs and phone operators in the country does not allow to fully show the structure of the Internet distribution. • The Top 4 Media corporations and owners (Royal Group, Hang Meas, Hun Mana & Seng Bunveng) together reach 83.4% of the audience across all media sectors. This proofs an exceptionally high concentration of media companies that have a potential influence on public opinion. • The Cambodian Broadcasting Service (CBS) Corporation, that alone gathers 47% in the TV sector, is by far the most important media group in Cambodia. Owned by The Royal Group and established in 2003, CBS counts at least three media-related sister companies ranging from phone operations to digital TV and Internet Service Providers. This makes its owner, Kith Meng, one of the most influential media owners with the potentially highest leverage on public opinion in Cambodia.“Mass media shape the public opinion. Therefore, media pluralism and independence is indispensable for any healthy democratic system. This must include the possibility of criticizing people in power in order to hold them accountable,” says Christian Mihr, Executive Director of the German section of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on the occasion of his visit to Phnom Penh. “Such a high degree of media concentration as well as political and economical affiliations as we found here in Cambodia puts media pluralism in jeopardy. Furthermore it discourages critical reporting”. He also referred to the annual World Press Freedom Index produced by Reporters without Borders where Cambodia ranks only 139th out of 180 countries.The MOM team encountered two main obstacles during the research process:• The lack of corporate financial data related to the media sector made it impossible to evaluate the economic impact and dimension of concentration.• While there was little public information on ownership structures available, proactively contacted media outlets proved very reluctant to respond: only one third provided complete data upon request. Pa Ngounteang, CCIM Executive Director and operating director of the radio station Voice of Democracy, calls on his fellow media professionals: “All media outlets should be accountable to their audience, to ensure plurality of content and to serve the interests of Cambodian people. Transparency and accountability are inseparable. Transparency of ownership structures not only provides the basis for a more reliable journalism in the newsroom itself but also for its credibility”.The investigation also highlights the following: • Media regulation in Cambodia is in its infancy. The high degree of concentration illustrates the lack of an appropriate legal framework.• The Ministry of Information appears in a critical role being the sole authority to officially allocate and revoke licenses in an opaque process, instead of establishing and entrusting an independent media authority.Christian Mihr concludes: “We encourage the government and legislators to set up an independent body to regulate media concentration and ownership in the country, including a transparent licensing regime as a prerequisite.” Media Contacts :Reporters without Borders / MoM projectUlrike Gruska / Christoph Dreyer, media relations [email protected]: +49 30 60 98 95 33-55Reporters Without Borders / International HeadquartersPerrine Daubas, Head of Communication and [email protected]: +33 1 44 83 84 83Cambodian Center for Independent Media CCIMPa Ngounteang, CCIM Executive Director [email protected]: 060 409999http://www.ccimcambodia.org CambodiaAsia – Pacific News February 24, 2021 Find out more Google experiments drop Australian media from search results December 28, 2020 Find out more CambodiaAsia – Pacific RSF decries Cambodian plan for Chinese-style “Great Firewall” Help by sharing this information Organisation Reporters Without Borders’ Media Ownership Monitor (MOM) provides transparency in the Cambodian media market and reveals high levels of ownership concentration. 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ECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS June 11, 2018

first_img Previous articleHEALTH BRIEFS: Week of June 11Next articleESTRICH: Getting what she deserves admin Local NewsCrime Pinterest Twitter Arts Council of Midland logo The following is a list of felony dispositions from the Ector County District Clerk’s Office. Listed attorneys do not necessarily represent who was involved when the case was disposed.ASSAULTBrittani Arreguy Valencia, 33, had a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon dismissed May 31. Judge Stacy Trotter presided. Adrian Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.Paul Rodriguez, 18, pleaded guilty June 1 to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair and was sentenced to six years probation. Trotter approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.Frankie Acosta, 30, pleaded guilty June 5 to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Trotter approved the deal. Justin Low was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Lorenzo Sosa, 37, pleaded guilty June 5 to two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to 10 years probation and deferred adjudication. Sosa also had a charge of aggravated kidnapping dismissed. Trotter approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.BURGLARYJohn Trent Weaver, 19, pleaded guilty May 31 to burglary of a habitation and was sentenced to five years probation and deferred adjudication. Judge Denn Whalen approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.CRIMINAL MISCHIEFEsteban Roman Flores, 19, pleaded guilty May 31 to criminal mischief and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Judge John Smith approved the deal. Marc Chastain was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.ENDANGERING A CHILDKaleb Olivas Natividad, 20, pleaded guilty June 1 to endangering a child with criminal negligence and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Smith approved the deal. Jason Leach was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.FORGERYEduardo Escobar Sanchez, 37, had a charge of forgery dismissed May 31. Trotter presided. Robert Garcia was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.FRAUDULENT USE/POSSESSION OF IDENTIFYING INFORMATIONAlyssa Rhea Holmes, 33, pleaded guilty May 31 to fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, less than five items, and was sentenced to nine months in state jail. Holmes also had a charge of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair dismissed. Trotter approved the deal. Lauren Gavin was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.INJURY TO CHILDEllie Jean Lara Montoya Williams, 27, was convicted guilty by a jury May 24 on charges of recklessly causing serious bodily injury to a child and intentionally or knowingly causing bodily injury to a child and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Judge James Rush approved the deal. Kevin Acker was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.KIDNAPPINGLuis Medrano Ortiz, 34, pleaded guilty June 1 to kidnapping and was sentenced to three years in prison. Trotter approved the deal. Michael McLeaish was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.MANUFACTURE/DELIVERY OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCEJustin Ray Montgomery, 38, pleaded guilty June 5 to delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and was sentenced to 180 days in state jail. Trotter approved the deal. Leach was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Tony Daniel Tucker, 32, pleaded guilty June 5 to manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, four grams or more but less than 200 grams; and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and was sentenced to eight years in prison. Trotter approved the deal. Low was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCETony Anthony Mark Burnett Jr., 28, was sentenced to four years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt May 11 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams. Rush approved the deal. Robert Hollmann was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Jacinto Joshua Salazar III, 28, was sentenced to four years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt May 29 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams. Whalen approved the deal. Hollmann was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.Iliyana Armenta, 21, pleaded guilty May 31 to possession of a controlled substance, four grams or more but less than 200 grams, and was sentenced to two years in prison. Trotter approved the deal. Brian Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.David Lee Groff Jr., 26, pleaded guilty May 31 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Smith approved the deal. Bret Mansur was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.Suzanne McMahan, 57, pleaded guilty May 31 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to nine months in state jail. Trotter approved the deal. Gavin was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.Sandy Anais Sedano, 27, was sentenced to four years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt May 31 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, four grams or more but less than 400 grams. Whalen approved the deal. Luis Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.Andrew Lee Stinson, 41, was sentenced to 18 months in state jail in an order adjudicating guilt May 31 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram. Whalen approved the deal. Low was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.David Dale Llanez, 42, pleaded guilty June 1 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to nine months in state jail. Trotter approved the deal. Hollmann was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.Jeran Tim Loschiavo, 24, pleaded guilty June 1 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Trotter approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.Oscar Medrano Natividad, 31, pleaded guilty June 1 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to 180 days in state jail. Natividad was given credit for time served. Trotter approved the deal. Scott Layh was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE/ITEM IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITYMaricela Espinosa, 34, pleaded guilty May 31 to prohibited substance or item in a correctional facility and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Smith approved the deal. Mansur was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.ROBBERYLeon Flores, 19, pleaded guilty June 1 to robbery and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Flores also had four counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of unauthorized use of a vehicle dismissed as part of the deal. Smith approved the deal. Adrian Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.THEFTStephen Robert Walker, 28, was sentenced to three years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt May 30 on a charge of theft of property, $30,000 or more than but less than $150,000. Whalen approved the deal. Jerry Caddel was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.Misty Lynn Hollowell, 37, pleaded guilty May 31 to theft of property, less than $2,500, with two or more previous convictions and was sentenced to six months in state jail. Smith approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed. 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Buy your slice of Australia’s celebrity playground

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51It is a popular holiday destination for the rich and mega famous and now you have the chance to buy a piece of Australia’s holiday playground.Six homesites are being offered on Hamilton Island, with prices starting from just $749,000 for a vacant block. MORE NEWS: Block of land on Millionaires’ Row fetches an eye-watering price Australia’s sexiest pool for sale with resort favoured by stars Taylor Swift posted this picture of herself being visited on Hamilton Island by a cockatoo to twitter @taylorswift13The airport offers direct access from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns. “Currently on Hamilton Island there are over 800 privately owned properties that range in price from around $260,000 for a one bed apartment, to luxurious homes that exude creativity, form and function that can go for in excess of $10,000,000,” the campaign material said.The cheapest lot on offer in the latest deal is a 775 sqm block that is nestled in bushland just meters from the iconic Hamilton Island Chapel.The most expensive vacant block is on the market for offers between $1.75 million and $1.95 million, and consists of 2118 sqm of absolute waterfront land. Insane houses on the market right now Six vacant lots are being sold on Hamilton IslandThe blocks are being sold by six separate owners as part of a “cooperative”, with the most exclusive vacant block on the market for offers between $1.75 million and $1.95 million. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoAn Instagram photo of Chris Hemsworth on Hamilton Island. Hemsworth and his family are regular visitors to the island. Picture: Chris Hemsworth/InstagramThe “Queen’s hairdresser”, Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris, and renowned DJ, Avici, who died in April, are also rumoured to have visited the tropical island in recent months. But its permanent and semi-permanent residents remain extremely private, with the sale of properties often kept hush hush. Bob Oatley watches Wild Oats XI at the Start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race in Sydney Harbour. pic Mark EvansSince taking ownership of the Whitsundays island paradise, which is affectionately known as Hamo, it has become a magnet for celebrities and the well-heeled, both as a holiday destination and a home.Celebrity visitors have included Oprah Winfrey, Taylor Swift, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Pink and Australia’s own, Chris Hemsworth. Jailed lawyer sells mega mansion You could fly to Hamilton Island for the weekend in about the same time it takes to get home in peak hour traffic in Sydney. (Image / Monique Harmer)“There is product for a whole range of price points,” he said. “And since the election, interest in available land and properties has really picked up.“We get about 15 to 20 inquiries a week from buyers actively looking at Hamilton Island … for some it is easier to go sailing on Hamo than to get to Pittwater to pop the boat in.” The view from one of the lots up for grabsHamilton Island Real Estate agent Boyd Jackson, who is leading the campaign, said the island’s location and privacy were major drawcards for the mega wealthy.But he said many visitors were surprised by what they could get on their budget.“We have people who have been holidaying here for years who didn’t realise until they came in to our office that they could afford to buy here,” he said. “Equally, we have had people come in wearing thongs and boardies and you wouldn’t know if they had $5 or $50 million.”Hamilton Island opened as a resort in 1984 and was bought by the late Aussie winemaker and millionaire businessman Bob Oatley and his family in 2003. The Oatley family are also renowned for their super yacht Wild Oats, which has repeatedly taken line honours in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. And artists impression of a proposed house design for Lot ZIB, with the house and land package price starting from $2.7 millionMr Jackson said about 25 per cent of current owners on the island were from Sydney, and about 15 per cent were from Melbourne, hence why they were targeting the interstate market.But the campaign will also be pushed out in Queensland, with a number of high net worth locals also calling the resort island home, or, at the very least, their holiday home.“When they aren’t in their business-type attire they are in thongs and boardies and just as feral as the rest of us,” Mr Jackson laughed. “Anonymity and being able to just relax and mix with the community is a big selling point.” Hamilton Island Yacht Club. Picture: Hamilton IslandMr Jackson said many owners “commuted” from the island to the capital cities, with a flight to a major capital city often faster than fighting through peak hour traffic.Others worked solely from the island, he said, while others used their holiday homes a few times a year and then put their properties in to the holiday letting pool. Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey and celebrity chef Curtis Stone on Hamilton Island (AP Photo/Harpo Productions Inc., George Burns) NO SALESSales material for the new vacant lots, seen by News Corp Australia, said the island was seeing a “peak” in popularity and demand for land. The resort island has its own yacht club and marina, a golf club, the five star Qualia resort, shopping precincts, its own domestic airport, a primary school, medical centre and other amenities. last_img read more

Kalinago Chief calls for respect of our indigenous people

first_imgLocalNews Kalinago Chief calls for respect of our indigenous people by: – August 20, 2011 Share Kalinago Chief Mr. Garnet Joseph. Photo credti: domincaweekly.comKalinago Chief Garnet Joseph is calling on Dominicans to respect a move by the indigenous people for a name change.He was speaking in the wake of a decision to change the name carib to Kalinago but Joseph says while several persons have made that change there are others who have failed to respect the decision.“We are fully aware of Government officials who do not want to use the name Kalinago and some media houses. This is an issue for us. Everyone needs to use it. It’s just like the use of the word territory. Everyone would call it Carib Reserve and now everyone uses the word Carib Territory,” he said.He said he would like to see the day that the word Kalinago is used by one and all.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring!center_img 12 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Beat writers predict how far Syracuse will go in CHA playoff

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 4, 2020 at 11:01 pm Syracuse (13-19-2, 11-7-2 College Hockey America) finished the 2019-20 regular season third in the conference, four points behind second and without a first-round bye. It’s the exact situation the Orange were in last season before they rattled off three-straight victories and won the program’s first ever CHA title and bid to the NCAA tournament. Starting Thursday, SU will begin its quest to repeat as champions against 6th-seeded Lindenwood.Below, our ice hockey beat writers predict how Syracuse will fare in Buffalo this weekend.Mitchell BannonNo Small TaskFinals lossBarring upsets, three teams stand between SU and back-to-back CHA championships: Lindenwood, Robert Morris and Mercyhurst. The Orange swept the season series against the Lions, split the four games against the Colonials and won only one against the Lakers. They have beaten every team they could face on their path back to the NCAA tournament, but they have also lost to all but one.All season, Syracuse has struggled on the power play, in shooting efficiency and closing out games, but conference play success came on the back of strong goaltending. And with Ady Cohen missing senior night with a “bad illness,” according to coach Paul Flanagan, SU’s repeat hopes likely fall on Allison Small. Small started the season with an .877 save percentage in non-conference play, but her rate rose to .921 by the end of the season — losing only four of her last 12 starts. If Small can carry her recent success into the final week of the season, the Orange have a chance at repeating, but in a single-elimination format there is no room for error.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWill HentschelBuffalo Soldiering OnSemifinal lossSyracuse had its worst start in program history at the beginning of this season but found its stride once their conference season began. Lindenwood is the only conference team the Orange have not lost to, and I don’t see their Thursday match faring any differently. However, after Lindenwood, it’s hard to imagine Syracuse fending off two more well-rounded teams in consecutive games to clinch the title. Syracuse’s lack of special teams production will finally catch up to it, and any success it does have will result from defense and goaltending.Gaurav ShettyOne and DoneSemifinal lossSyracuse beat Lindenwood by a combined score of 31-3. Even though the Lions had to play a skater in net for two of those games that should tell you everything you need to know about Lindenwood. Barring a serious turn of events Syracuse should top Lindenwood without a hitch. The challenge arrives when the Orange would play Robert Morris in the semifinals. The Colonials have one of the best offenses in the country and an elite power play. If the Colonials come out of the gate firing, the Orange may have the firepower but not the accuracy to go blow for blow. There’s no going back-to-back for this group. Commentslast_img read more