RSF condemns threats against BBC journalist Laura Kuenssberg

first_img RSF_en September 27, 2017 RSF condemns threats against BBC journalist Laura Kuenssberg May 19, 2017 Find out more News RSF urges politicians to respect press freedom in the UK general election campaign United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists WomenViolenceFreedom of expressionInternet News UK general election: political party manifestos present a mixed bag for press freedom Help by sharing this information United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists WomenViolenceFreedom of expressionInternet Organisation Since last year, Kuenssberg – the BBC’s first female political editor – has faced a torrent of online abuse and threats linked to her reporting on events such as the EU referendum and the Labour party leadership election. She has been accused of partiality in her coverage, and subjected to a petition circulated by Labour supporters calling for the BBC to dismiss her that gathered more than 35,000 signatures before being taken down.“Violence against journalists is unacceptable in any form, and the increase in online threats against female journalists around the world is nothing short of alarming. These latest reports of threats against Laura Kuenssberg must be taken very seriously. It is appalling that a respected journalist cannot safely cover a political party conference, and sends a worrying signal about the state of press freedom in the UK, which must urgently be addressed,” said RSF UK Bureau Director Rebecca Vincent.The threats against Kuenssberg take place in the context of a worrying trend of moves against press freedom in the UK, including a growing climate of hostility expressed by public officials towards the media. In May, RSF called on all political parties to respect press freedom in their campaigning for the 8th June General Election, including the Labour party, which had barred journalists’ access to campaign events.The UK is currently ranked 40th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index.Press contact: Rebecca Vincent at [email protected] or +44 (0)7583 137751 June 22, 2017 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders – known internationally as Reporters sans frontières (RSF) – condemns reports of threats against BBC journalist Laura Kuenssberg. Reports have emerged that Kuenssberg has been assigned bodyguards to protect her whilst covering the Labour party conference currently taking place in Brighton. News News Receive email alerts Follow the news on United Kingdom As new parliament opens, RSF calls on the UK government to reverse negative press freedom trends May 11, 2017 Find out morelast_img read more

Disney+ launches in Ireland today

first_imgLimerickNewsDisney+ launches in Ireland todayBy Meghann Scully – March 24, 2020 228 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook Email These providers will have the ability to include Disney+ in wholesale and retail packages for their subscribers. Specifics of those offers vary per company.Disney also has a retail distribution deal with Sky, making Disney+ available in Ireland and the UK on Sky Q, to be followed by NOW TV in the coming months.Pricing for Disney+ has been confirmed at €6.99 per month, or €69.99 for an annual subscription. Following its initial European launch markets, additional Western Europe markets, including Belgium, the Nordics, and Portugal, will follow in summer 2020.Full details and information on how to subscribe are available on Disneyplus.com. With over 500 films, 26 exclusive original movies and series and thousands of television episodes from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more, Disney+ is the new streaming home for some of the world’s most beloved stories.“Launching in seven markets simultaneously marks a new milestone for Disney+,“ said Kevin Mayer, Chairman of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International.“As the streaming home for Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, and National Geographic, Disney+ delivers high-quality, optimistic storytelling that fans expect from our brands, now available broadly, conveniently, and permanently on Disney+.“We humbly hope that this service can bring some much-needed moments of respite for families during these difficult times.” he added.Starting today, subscribers can enjoy 26 Disney+ Originals titles including “The Mandalorian,” the epic first-ever live-action Star Wars series; “Lady and the Tramp,” a live-action re-telling of the 1955 animated classic; “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” the all-new scripted series set at the real-life East High featured in the hit movies;“The World According to Jeff Goldblum” docu-series from National Geographic; “Marvel’s Hero Project,” which celebrates extraordinary kids making a difference in their communities; “Encore!,” executive produced by the multi-talented Kristen Bell;“The Imagineering Story” a 6-part documentary from Emmy and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Leslie Iwerks and animated short film collections “SparkShorts” and “Forky Asks A Question” from Pixar Animation Studios.Disney+ is also the new streaming home of the iconic animated series “The Simpsons,” with over 600 episodes available together on-demand for the first time. At launch, seasons 1 to 30 will be available, with season 31 coming to the service later in the year.Watch Anywhere, Anytime Audiences can stream Disney+ on nearly all major mobile and connected TV devices from today, including gaming consoles, streaming media players, and smart TVs.Subscribers can enjoy commercial-free viewing, up to four concurrent streams, unlimited downloads on up to ten devices, personalised recommendations, and the ability to set up to seven different profiles, including the ability for parents to set Kids Profiles that have an easy to navigate, child-friendly interface to access age-appropriate content.Consumers can subscribe up for Disney+ directly or via in-app purchase from the following platforms and devices:Amazon (Fire TV devices, Fire TV Edition smart TVs, and Fire Tablets)Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV, and fully integrated with the Apple TV app in the UK and Germany; customers can subscribe to Disney+ via in-app purchase)Google (Android phones, Android TV devices, Google Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices)LG Smart TVs with webOSMicrosoft (Xbox One)Roku (Roku® streaming players and Roku TV™ models) in Ireland and the UK from today, and France from 7th AprilSamsung Smart TVsSony / Sony Interactive Entertainment (Android-based Sony TVs and PlayStation®4) For customer support, subscribers are encouraged to view the online Help Centre for answers to the most common questions, along with articles designed to help them navigate Disney+. Linkedin Twitter Previous articleShannon Airport is continuing to facilitate flights to repatriate passengersNext articleLimerick Post Show | Cllr Elisa O’Donovan talks Covid-19 Meghann Scully Through a comprehensive distribution plan and several strategic agreements, Disney+ is also available across multiple premier distributors in Europe with regional deals including:Deutsche Telekom in GermanyO2 in the UKTelefonica in SpainTIM in ItalyCanal+ in France (from April 7th)center_img TAGSDisneyfilmsKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostmoviesWalt Disney Disney+, the highly anticipated streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, launches today in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland.The service will launch in France on April 7th. In light of concerns regarding the current ability of certain broadband infrastructure to handle the anticipated consumer demand for Disney+, the service will now feature a lower overall bandwidth utilisation by at least 25%. 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