Concern about motives for dismissing director of popular current affairs programme

first_img Organisation December 2, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts LatviaEurope – Central Asia Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU LatviaEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders voiced support today for investigative TV journalist Arta Giga following her dismissal as director of state-owned LTV’s extremely popular weekly current affairs programme “De Facto”, which has on several occasions exposed abuse of authority and corruption by politicians.The LTV management announced on 11 June that she was being removed for breaking two rules – overrunning the scheduled programme length by several minutes and using a swearword. She has been offered a less important post.“We are very disturbed by this transfer,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is a disproportionate response to minor offences, one that seems to reflect an underlying desire to restrict investigative journalists’ access to popular programmes.”Giga has appealed against her removal but has received no response from the LTV management. Criticism of LTV’s news department began in February 2006, after the announcement of a restructuring by one of the station’s directors, Edgar Kots.Giga’s situation is not unique. Last year, Gundars Reders was removed as head of the news department, despite getting high ratings, and was appointed LTV’s Brussels correspondent. Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union to go furthercenter_img News Follow the news on Latvia June 2, 2021 Find out more News News June 26, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about motives for dismissing director of popular current affairs programme RSF_en RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive November 23, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Rotech Wins Harbor Clearance Contract

first_imgRotech Subsea Ltd. has won a significant harbor clearance work scope and are set to deploy a new RS1 excavation tool which has been specially adapted to meet demand from port authorities.Based on the subsea innovator’s high pressure RS1 excavator, the evolved tool has been adapted in-house by Rotech Engineering for excavating difficult to access areas, such as underneath pontoons or piers. The modifications were carried out by the Aberdeen group’s on-site fabrication unit, Rotech Fabrication.“We are delighted to mobilize our new RS1 tool on this harbor clearance scope,” said Rotech’s Director of Subsea, Steve Cochrane. “We have been in dialogue with a number of key Port Authorities recently and our in-house Engineering and Fabrication division have subsequently developed, built and tuned a tool to meets their requirements.”“It’s a great example of the flexibility of the RS design,” added Cochrane. “But also a great demonstration of the group’s ability to work closely with clients to produce bespoke tools to meet their subsea needs.”According to Rotech, the RS1 will mobilize for the undisclosed UK Port Authority client in the coming weeks.last_img read more

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