Eight journalists beaten by plain clothes police

first_img RSF_en September 29, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Eight journalists beaten by plain clothes police China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further March 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation News June 2, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information “This incident is typical of the difficult conditions in which Chinese journalists work,” the press freedom organisation said. “They often find themselves attacked by men in plain clothes who have come from a police station or the city hall, and who are helped by ‘security guards.’ Once again, we call the authorities to put an end to these gratuitous attacks and to punish those responsible.”The eight journalists involved were from Yancheng Wanbao (YCWB), Nanfang Dianshitai (Southern TV), Xin Kuaibao (New Express) and Nanfang Dushi Bao (Southern Metropolis Daily). On arriving at the accident scene, they were intercepted by plain-clothes men and security guards managing the traffic and were led away to a dark room where they were beaten and their equipment was taken from them.Later, an unidentified man who had come from a municipal office even prevented ambulance crews from giving them first aid. A journalist from Nanfang Dushi Bao had to be taken to hospital so that a nail impaled in his foot could be removed. The journalists managed to photograph their assailants and get the licence number of one of the ‘security guards.’An investigation was ordered by Wang Huayuan, the deputy secretary of the Guangdong Communist Party committee. Reporters Without Borders today condemned the severe beating which eight Chinese journalists received from plain-clothes police and security guards when they went to cover a fatal road accident at a bridge in Renhe, in the southern province of Guangdong, on 26 September. News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 27, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Formula 5 Announces “Widespread’s Dead” Fall Tour, Shares Cover Of Panic’s “Greta” [Watch]

first_imgComing off a fiery hot summer, Upstate New York-based jam quartet, Formula 5, has announced plans to hit the road this fall. Formula 5 will kick off their fall tour September 11th at Hilton Head Island, SC’s Beach House Resort, with 24 shows stretching from the Northeast to the Rocky Mountains with a swing through the South. The psychedelic rockers will be performing their special ‘Widespread’s Dead’ sets at select shows. Formula 5 will also make festival appearances at Resonance Music Festival, The Heap Music Festival and Mustang Rock and Roast Music Festival, on a nationwide tour that will bring the band to 12 states, including new destinations and familiar haunts.At shows starting in Hilton Head, SC through Denver, CO’s Your Mom’s House, the evening will feature a set of Formula 5’s ‘Widespread’s Dead,’ a unique tribute experience that will feature a mix of songs from Widespread Panic and the Grateful Dead. The band will treat fans with a special set of intertwining the Dead and Panic catalogs, while sprinkling in their own skillful improvisation.Guitarist Joe Davis explains,We loved playing Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers Band and The Band in recent years and thought it would be fun to add some Widespread Panic into the mix, especially because a lot of bands from where we come from don’t cover Panic. We are big Panic fans but we don’t get to see a lot of Panic up here. The music is just a very different pace then what we are used to as longtime Phish fans.Listen to Formula 5 cover Widespread Panic’s “Greta” below.Formula 5 – “Greta” (Widespread Panic Cover)[Video: Formula 5 by F. Cavone Productions]For a full list of Formula 5’s upcoming tour dates and tickets, head to the band’s website.Formula 5 2018 Fall TourSept 11 Beach House Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC*Sept 12 Charleston Pour House, Charleston, SC*Sept 13 Gottrocks, Greenville, SC*Sept 14 Funkatorium, Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, NC*Sept 15 Barrelhouse South, Savannah, GA*#Sept 16 Pawley’s Island Tavern, Pawley’s Island, SC*Sept 17 Preservation Pub, Knoxville, TN*Sept 18 Nowhere Bar, Athens, GA*Sept 21 Lazy Hiker Brewing Company, Franklin, NC*Sept 23 Resonance Music Festival, Thornville, OH*Oct 11 Doc Taylor’s, Virginia Beach, VA*Oct 12 The Heap Music Festival, Snow Camp, NC*Oct 14 Mustang Rock and Roast Music Festival, Corolla, NC*Oct 25 Flour City Station, Rochester, NY*Oct 31 Parliament Room at Otus Supply, Ferndale, MI*Nov 1 Woodlands Tavern, Columbus, OH*Nov 2 Octave, Covington, KY*Nov 3 Lamasco, Evansville, IN*Nov 8 The Lazy Dog, Boulder, CO*Nov 9 Old Town Pub, Steamboat Springs, CO*Nov 10 Your Mom’s House, Denver, CO*Nov 29 Mercury Lounge, New York, NY%Nov 30 Triumph Brewing, New Hope, PADec 1 B.R.Y.A.C., Bridgeport, CTDec 7 Nectar’s, Burlington, VT&Dec 8 Snug Harbor, New Paltz, NY* Widespread’s Dead set# with The Groove Orient% with Cousin Earth& H.O.R.D.E. Tribute with Doctor Rick and Melting NomadsView Upcoming Fall Tour Dateslast_img read more