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Tag: Press Freedom

November 27, 2020

Julian Assange Threatened by Covid-...

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Julian Assange given the worrying increase in cases of Covid-19 contamination in Belmarsh prison, where the founder of Wikileaks, confined in his cell, awaits following his trial.

November 26, 2020

Cambodian Court Drops ‘Incite...

A court in Cambodia’s Rattanakiri province on Tuesday dropped felony charges of “incitement” against two former reporters for the now-shuttered Cambodia Daily newspaper, saying that evidence presented against the pair did not support the case going to trial. The case against Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter was launched in 2017 after the two reporters interviewed voters in …

November 20, 2020

Philippines: reporter Ronnie Villam...

The police account is controversial to say the least. Freelance journalist Ronnie Villamor was killed by soldiers on Saturday, November 14 around 1:30 p.m. in Milagros, a town in the center of the Philippine archipelago, in a “clash” in which the journalist allegedly unsheathed gun

November 12, 2020

Journalists Protest Against Increas...

Dozens of journalists demonstrated in Islamabad November 11 to condemn what they see as increasing governmental pressure on media, including censorship, the unfair dismissal of journalists, and the non-payment of salaries. They also demanded the restoration of the transmission of Channel 24 News

November 5, 2020

Freedom of the Press, Largely Absen...

On the eve of the general elections in Burma, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) denounces the countless attacks on press freedom which have punctuated the electoral campaign and which have already discredited the results of this consultation. It has become the great forgotten point of the democratic transition in Burma, initiated ten years ago. Press freedom has …

October 22, 2020

Dawit Isaak: RSF Files a Complaint ...

The complaint filed on behalf of RSF on 21 October 2020 by two Swedish lawyers to the Stockholm Prosecutor’s Office for International Crimes, denounces acts of crimes against humanity, torture, kidnapping and enforced disappearance of which the Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak

October 18, 2020

Malta: Three Years After the Assass...

This Friday, October 16 marked the third anniversary of the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and takes place in a climate still worrying for press freedom, and while the absence of essential reforms is increasingly felt

October 14, 2020

Iraq: Alert on the Fate of Kurdish ...

The Kurdistan Autonomous Government’s international advocacy coordinator, Dindar Zebari, accused the journalist of having received “foreign funds with the aim of destabilizing the country”, a crime punishable by life imprisonment

October 9, 2020

Iran: RSF and the Center for Human ...

On the occasion of the World Day against the Death Penalty, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Center for Human Rights Defenders in Iran call on the Iranian authorities to put an end to capital executions which target in particular prisoners of opinion, of which journalists

October 3, 2020

Armenia – Azerbaijan: RSF Cal...

Four journalists covering the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh were injured in the shelling. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to shed light on the origin of these shootings and to do everything possible to secure the evacuation of the wounded

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India COVID-19 News

30 November 2020

India COVID-19 New Cases 38,772 in Last 24 Hours

Total Cases: 9,392,919, Deaths 136,696

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Gamaleya Research Institute, Russia 
All these vaccines are in trial conditions and final trial results are coming soon.

How to 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.

Don't rely on viral social media messages such as Coronavirus Infected Indian Currencies of Rs.500 and Rs.2,000 Notes Found, Muslim Man Spit in Food At Indian Restaurant.....Always Check Authentic Sources.

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.

For any further information relating to fake news and how-to search authentic informations from the internet write to us info@crimeandmoreworld.com or Whats App:+916289017966

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