Former Playboy editor freed after eight months in prison on indecency charge

first_img to go further News Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years June 24, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Former Playboy editor freed after eight months in prison on indecency charge On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua RSF_en News News August 21, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders hails today’s release of Erwin Arnada, the former editor of the Indonesian version of Playboy magazine, after the supreme court accepted his appeal against a two-year jail sentence on a charge of indecency, overturning its own decision. He began serving the sentence last October.“Now it is proved, I am not guilty, journalism is not a crime,” Arnada said in his first Tweet after being freed from Cipinang high-security prison in Jakarta, where he spent eight months. He was jailed as a result of pressure from Front Pembela Islam (Front of Islamic Defenders), which objected to photos of a bikini-clad model.“Despite our satisfaction faction at Arnada’s release and the overturning of his conviction, we will continue to monitor developments closely,” Reporters Without Borders said. “His case has already been the object of several judicial U-turns. After being acquitted by a district court and the Jakarta high court, he was convicted by the supreme court in August 2010, when it was asked to review the case. The judicial system must remain independent and not yield to pressure from a radical group known for its violence.”Although it never published photos of nude women, the Indonesian version of Playboy had been the target of hostile demonstrations by Islamist groups ever since its launch in 2006 by the Velvet Silver Media group in 2006. After violent attacks on its offices, the magazine moved its headquarters to the island of Bali before closing for good in 2007.Regarded as the world’s most populous Muslim country with an estimated 212 million followers (nearly 90 per cent of the population), Indonesia is ranked 117th out of 178 countries in the 2010 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. center_img Help by sharing this information November 19, 2020 Find out more IndonesiaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Indonesia News Organisation Receive email alerts IndonesiaAsia – Pacific August 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Media & Public Invited to Attend and Participate in an Earthquake Townhall Meeting

first_img Top of the News Caltech, US Geological Survey, and TalkRadio 790 KABC, will host an important broadcast: A Townhall Meeting: The Big Quake Threat is Real. KABC’s Doug McIntyre moderates a panel that includes Dr. Lucy Jones, USGS Seismologist and Dr. Tom Heaton, Caltech, Seismologist & Director, Civil Engineering.The broadcast, which will be heard live on TalkRadio 790 KABC, takes place at 7:00 p.m. onTuesday, April 22nd at Caltech, Cahill Center, Hameetman Auditorium, 1216 E. California Blvd., Pasadena. The public is invited to attend this free Townhall, ask questions and participate. (Limited seating.)This landmark townhall broadcast will focus on the likelihood of major earthquake hitting Southern California, the impact it will have, earthquake early warning system, and whether or not we are taking the necessary steps to deal with any quake that will inevitably strike. More information see KABC.com EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe More Cool Stuff Business News 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena top box 1 Media & Public Invited to Attend and Participate in an Earthquake Townhall Meeting On Tuesday, April 22nd, 7:00 p.m. From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 11:46 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more