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Hong Kong: RSF Denounces Arrest of Jimmy Lai, Who Faces Life Imprisonment Under National Security Law

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the release of Jimmy Lai, founder of Apple Daily, arrested today on charges of “colluding with foreign powers”, a charge punishable by life in prison under the national security law recently imposed by the Beijing regime.

Jimmy Lai , 71, the founder of the Hong Kong pro-democracy daily Apple Daily , was arrested at his home on the morning of August 10, 2020 on charges of “collusion with foreign powers” . His two sons and at least seven members of his team were also arrested. Under the national security law imposed on June 30 by the Chinese regime, Jimmy Lai faces life imprisonment if he is tried in Hong Kong and could even in theory risk the death penalty if he is tried in the Republic. People’s Republic of China (PRC), which the law does not exclude.

At the same time, two hundred police officers entered the daily newsroom, preventing journalists from the group from accessing it. The security forces also prohibited access to the building to several major media including the Associated Press (AP) , Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Reuters , the Hong Kong public group RTHK and local media. Initium , In-media and Stand News .

“By accusing the founder of the Apple Daily of collusion with a foreign country, the Hong Kong executive is obviously seeking to kill a personality symbolic of press freedom ,” denounces Christophe Deloire, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) , which calls for ” the dropping of all charges against Jimmy Lai and his collaborators and their immediate release “.

 Next Digital (formerly Next Media ), the parent company of Apple Daily, is one of the few Hong Kong news groups still daring to openly criticize the Chinese regime and has widely covered last year’s pro-democracy protests. Jimmy Lai has since been arrested twice for ”  intimidation  ” and ”  organizing and participating in an unauthorized demonstration  “. In addition, two websites which revealed personal information about Apple Daily reporters for malicious purposes, and which had previously been shut down, made a brief reappearance in early August.

Since June 30, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has had a national security law imposed on it that allows the Beijing regime to intervene directly in the territory to suppress with an appearance of legality anything it considers to be within the “Terrorism” , “secession” , “sedition” and “foreign interference” . On the continent, the vast majority of the 115 journalists currently detained have been arrested or convicted on similar charges.

Hong Kong, once a bastion of press freedom, has fallen from 18th place in 2002 to 80th place in 2020 in the RSF World Press Freedom Index . The People’s Republic of China, for its part, is stagnant at 177th out of 180.

Copyright ©2016, Reporters Without Borders. Used with the permission of Reporters Without Borders(RSF), CS 90247 75083 Paris Cedex 02 https://rsf.org

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 May 18, 2021

India Coronavirus Cases: 24,965,463 Deaths274,390 

In the last 24 hours, 3,78,741 people have recovered from COVID-19. There are now 35,16,997 active cases. Over 4,000 people have died in the world in the last 24 hours for the third day in a row

How You Identify Fake News or Messages on Social Media 

Beware of Fake News and Fake Messages on Social Media

Always follow websites or social media platforms of traditional media outlets whether newspapers, magazines,Television News Channels or Radio Stations and authentic online only media outlets.They still maintain journalism excellence and stress on reportorial talent.On the other hand, fake news websites run by people with non journalism background and promote their own ideology with fake news and disinformations and obviously conspiracy theories.

But unfortunately mainstream media also manipulates news to establish their story angle.There were various instances when News papers and TV Channels promoted fake news/conspiracy theories in the form of out of context or manipulated pictures/videos and distorted informations.

Always check the URL of any website.Some fake news websites look like the orginal and popular one the same layout,Logo but if you check the URL you may find extra words like if the orginal website's URL is www.xxx.com the duplicate one might be www.xxx.com.co or something like that so first check the URL for authentic informations.

Check whether photos are original or photoshopped.Check Google images for authenticity.You can find help from Google Reverse Images search.

Check the news sources from other websites whether they picked up the story or not.

Whether the website layout is little bit clumsy and obviously grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes and excessive use of Sex related and sensational and hate stories.Because sex and hate sells.

Follow official websites relating to COVID-19

WHO Clarifies the disinformation about the virus:
COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates
Cold Weather and Snow can not kill the new coronavirus
Taking a Hot Bath Does Not Prevent COVID-19
COVID-19 Can not be transmitted through mosquito bites

Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes, mouth)

According to World Health Organization (WHO): Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth . If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.

Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover.

Follow WHO guidelines

www.who.int

When you follow COVID-19 related news and messages from social media then check and recheck it before consuming it.Follow journalism mantra: if your mother says she loves you, check it out.

Most of the messages or informations quote different organizations like WHO, UNICEF, UNDP,Cambridge University  or other well known institutes,organizations or individual to authenticate the messeges.Check official websites of these organizations  if stories are repeated there

Forwarding messages from unknown sources or little known sources, it would be better to ignore it.

Check whether any logo like UNICEF or WHO or other organizations used in the messages which look similar to original logo.

These type of messages are full of Grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes which are quite uncommon in original messages.

Some fake messages pretend to be real one like unofficial Twitter handle of international media organizations like BBC,CNN,Washinton Post, New York Times-check the official Twitter handles of media outlets.

You can identify fake messages if the message requests you to share it.

Beware of Fake News or Fake Photos/Videos Relating to Communal Hatred

Always check the fact checking sites if you have some doubts about the authenticity of any information or picture.

www.boomlive.in

www.altnews.in

https://check4spam.com

https://smhoaxslayer.com

www.factchecker.in

www.allsides.com

www.factcheck.org

www.newsbusters.org

www.politifact.com

www.snopes.com

www.propublica.org

The Same Method Applies to You Tube Videos Check the Source the credibility of the Source.To Check Fake You Tube Videos Check and Recheck the sources. Does the person have the legal right to the video posted? Did that person capture the video? Whether it has been altered?

But due to advancement of technology we can not really wipe out fake news.According to experts advent of  Artificial Intelligence(AI) some companies small or big one developing  technologies that can  lay digitally created script to anybody's voice  even words,sentences never said by the person.Even they a.re developing a technology which can create fake video footage,images,audios like originals.So be cautious! Rumour-mongers are active everywhere whether in physical world or cyber world.

Without evidence or with fake evidence, a conspiracy theory will always remain a conspiracy theory.

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