Norwegian TV journalists repeatedly harassed in Sochi region

first_img News November 7, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Norwegian TV journalists repeatedly harassed in Sochi region (Photos: TV2 / Oystein Bogen, Aage Aune)——Иностранные журналисты не должны отступать перед запугиваниемРепортеры без границ шокированы назойливыми действиями со стороны полицейских, которым подверглись два норвежских журналиста в районе города Сочи в период с 31 октября по 2 ноября 2013 г. Репортер частного канала TV2 Эйстен Боген и оператор Огге Эюн приехали в данный регион для проведения репортажа о проблемах, связанных с организацией Зимних Олимпийских игр, которые начнутся в феврале 2014 г. Со слов журналистов они задерживались сотрудниками правоохранительных органов шесть раз в течение трех дней. При задержании журналистов подробно допрашивали о их профессиональной деятельности и местных контактах и даже посадили под арест без объяснений.« Произвольные задержания, пренебрежение секретом журналистских источников, конфискация профессионального оборудования… Этот набор нарушений свободы информирования свидетельствует о решительном намерении подвергнуть домогательству двух журналистов. Их мучительное пребывание в регионе не предвещает ничего хорошего в отношении жестких мер безопасности, которые будут приняты в преддверии Олимпийских игр, начиная с января следующего года. Борьба с угрозой терроризма, безусловно, необходима, однако она никак не оправдывает подобные действия. Мы надеемся, что норвежские власти в самом скором времени получат объяснения со стороны российского руководства », – заявили Репортеры без границ.« Международная пресса не должна позволять себя запугать этим инцидентом. Нет ничего криминального в том, чтобы проводить репортажи о подготовке Олимпийских игр и встречаться с местными журналистами и активистами. Мы вновь обращаемся к иностранным корреспондентам с призывом воспользоваться широким освещением в прессе города Сочи для того, чтобы не ограничиваться олимпийской тематикой и встретиться с гражданским обществом. В то же время мы призываем принимать все необходимые меры предосторожности для защиты конфиденциальности журналистских источников информации и избегать всеобщего контроля их коммуникации : для этих целей у нас для журналистов имеется ‘комплект цифрового выживания’ ».Эйстен Боген и Огге Эюн – надлежащим образом аккредитованные журналисты. Они арендовали машину для переездов по Краснодарскому региону, в котором находится г. Сочи, а также по соседней автономной республике Адыгее. Ответив на вопросы первый раз 31 октября о планах и лицах, у которых они брали интервью, журналисты вновь подверглись серии допросов 1 ноября в Майкопе (Адыгея). По окончанию второго допроса на место прибыли другие сотрудники МВД, обвинившие Эйстена Богена в пользовании наркотиками и насильно доставили его в ближайший диспансер для проведения ряда тестов. Журналистов продержали после этого полтора часа и отпустили после того, как прибыл человек, представившийся в качестве начальника местной полиции, и принес им свои извинения за допущенную “ошибку”.Тем не менее на следующий день журналистов вновь задержали и допрашивали час между Майкопом и Сочи. Затем еще раз, ближе к вечеру, недалеко от Туапса (Краснодарский край). Однако на этот раз журналистов поместили под стражу без объяснений в одну камеру с другими подозреваемыми, временно изъяв их оборудование. Их неоднократные просьбы связаться с посольством не были приняты во внимание. Наконец в районе 22 часов журналистов освободили из-под стражи. Однако, когда корреспонденты наконец-то доехали до г. Сочи, их в очередной раз задержали. После обыска и процедуры контроля безопасности, их отвели в ближайший КПП, где сотрудник МВД подробно расспросил Эйстена Богена о его личной жизни и профессиональной деятельности, попросив предоставить список лиц, с которыми последний намеревался встретиться в Сочи, а также места, которые тот собирался заснять на пленку. Журналисты не получили ни одной копии своих заявлений, которые были вынуждены подписать. Им наконец было разрешено продолжить путь в час ночи.Министерство иностранных дел РФ представило официальные извинения двум журналистам 6 ноября за “ряд необоснованных действий”, которым они подверглись. Министерство заявило, что сотрудники правоохранительных органов, “превысившие свои полномочия”, будут наказаны.Репортеры без границ опубликовали в начале октября доклад о расследовании положения дел в отношении свободы информации в регионе г. Сочи. Читать по-русски в pdf и ниже / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders is shocked by the way the Russian police repeatedly harassed two Norwegian TV journalists, reporter Oystein Bogen and cameraman Aage Aune, while they were visiting the Sochi region from 31 October to 2 November to cover problems related to preparations for next February’s Winter Olympics.Bogen and Aune, who work for Norway’s privately-owned TV2 channel, say the police stopped them six times in the space of three days, interrogated them in detail about their work and their local contacts and, at one point, even took them into custody for several hours.“Arbitrary arrest, violation of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources, seizure of journalistic material – this string of breaches of freedom of information suggests a strategy of all-out harassment,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The ordeal that these two journalists underwent bodes ill for the drastic security measures that will be applied in the run-up to the games. Combatting terrorist threats is obviously necessary but it does not justify such excesses. We hope the Norwegian authorities will quickly obtain the explanations they have requested from their Russian counterparts.”“The international media must not be intimidated by this episode. There is nothing criminal about covering the preparations for the Winter Olympics or meeting local journalists and activists. We reiterate our appeal to foreign reporters to take advantage of the spotlight on Sochi to look beyond the Olympic facade and to meet local civil society representatives.“At the same time, we urge visiting journalists to take the necessary precautions to protect the confidentiality of their sources and to avoid surveillance of their communications. To this end, we have made a ‘digital survival kit’ available to them.”Bogen and Aune had proper accreditation and used a rental car to travel around Krasnodar, the region where Sochi is located, and to visit the neighbouring autonomous Republic of Adygea. They were first questioned about their plans and the people they were interviewing on 31 October. They were questioned again, twice, on 1 November in Maykop, Adygea’s capital. At the end of the second session on 1 November, other policeman suddenly arrived, accused Bogen of taking drugs and made him accompany them to a nearby clinic for a drug test. This episode ended after an hour and a half, when a person identifying himself as the local police chief released the two journalists and apologised for the “mistake.”The next day, they were stopped again and interrogated for an hour between Maykop and Sochi. And they were questioned again in the early evening near Tuapse, a town in the Krasnodar region. This time they were taken into custody without any explanation and were put in a cell with other suspects.Their equipment was temporarily confiscated and their repeated requests to be allowed to call their embassy were ignored. They were freed at around 10 p.m. but, as they reached the outskirts of Sochi, they were stopped again. After searches and a security check, they were taken to the nearest police checkpoint, where an officer questioned Bogen about his private life and his work, going so far as to ask him for a list of the people he planned to meet in Sochi and the places where he planned to film. After being forced to sign a statement without being given a copy, they were finally allowed to continue their way at around 1 a.m.The Russian foreign ministry gave the two journalists a formal apology yesterday for the “series of unwarranted actions” and said the police responsible would be punished for “abusing their authority.”Reporters Without Borders published an in-depth report in early October about the state of freedom of information in the Sochi region. 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JPMorgan Reshapes Executive Team

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Harvard Corporation elects two new members

first_imgPenny S. Pritzker ’81, former U.S. secretary of Commerce and past Harvard Overseer, and Carolyn A. “Biddy” Martin, president of Amherst College and former chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will become the newest members of the Harvard Corporation in July.In accordance with Harvard’s charter, they were elected today by the President and Fellows, with the consent of the Board of Overseers. They will fill vacancies created as Boston business executive Joseph J. O’Donnell ’67, M.B.A. ’71, completes his Corporation service, and as President Drew Faust steps down from the Corporation and Lawrence S. Bacow, J.D./M.P.P. ’76, Ph.D. ’78, a fellow since 2011, assumes the presidency.“Biddy Martin and Penny Pritzker will be outstanding new members of the Corporation,” said William F. Lee, the Corporation’s senior fellow and chair of its governance committee. “Biddy is an exceptionally powerful exponent of liberal arts education as well as college access and inclusion, and she has remarkable leadership experience at three of the country’s finest institutions of higher education. Penny will bring an extraordinary range and depth of experience across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, together with decades of close engagement with Harvard and education more generally. We’re very fortunate to have two such capable, knowledgeable, and accomplished individuals ready to join the Corporation come July.”Here’s a look at the two new members:Penny PritzkerPenny Pritzker ’81, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce. © Moshe Zusman Photography StudioPritzker’s career of leadership and service in business, government, education, and the nonprofit world spans more than three decades.As secretary of commerce from 2013 to 2017, she was a key member of the administration’s economic team, guiding efforts to promote international trade, to spur investment from abroad in the U.S., to foster regional innovation ecosystems and strengthen digital policy, and to pursue commercial diplomacy as an important element of U.S. foreign policy.“It’s an incredible honor and privilege to be returning to Harvard in this important role,” Pritzker said. “I am deeply grateful to this University community for its transformative impact on my life and career, helping to shape not only my learning but also my values and commitment to others. Harvard’s faculty, students, and staff are dedicated to academic rigor, world-class research, and making positive contributions to people across America and throughout the globe. My hope is that I will serve as a worthy and wise adviser to President Bacow, the leadership team, and all the University’s various constituents in order to maintain the high level of excellence of this dynamic institution.”Before serving in the federal government, Pritzker founded and ran a wide array of businesses in the real estate, hospitality, senior living, and financial services industries. She was also a member of President Barack Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and his Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Now having returned to the private sector, she is founder and chair of the global investment firm PSP Partners and its affiliates, Pritzker Realty Group, PSP Capital, and PSP Growth.An experienced trustee, she has served in such varied roles as chair of the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, as founder and advisory board chair of Skills for America’s Future, as a trustee of Stanford University, and as current chair of the board of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She is a past member of the Chicago Board of Education and past chair of the Chicago Public Education Fund. Her civic activities have been recognized with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, as well as the Harry S. Truman Award from the American Association of Community Colleges.Pritzker has a long record of engagement with the University. Among other roles, she has been a member of the Board of Overseers, a founding member of the Corporation Committee on Facilities and Capital Planning, an adviser on Allston planning, a member of visiting committees for the Art Museums, the College, the Graduate School of Design, and the School of Education, and a prominent figure in Alumni Affairs and Development.In addition to her bachelor’s degree from Harvard, Pritzker holds both a J.D. and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Dr. Bryan Traubert. The couple are co-founders of the Pritzker Traubert Foundation, which works to improve economic opportunity and prosperity for low-income families in Chicago.Carolyn A. “Biddy” MartinAmherst College President Biddy Martin. Photo by Maria StenzelMartin is among the most widely respected and broadly experienced leaders in American higher education. Over the past two decades, she has served as provost of Cornell University, a private research university; as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a public research university; and now as president of Amherst College, a premier liberal arts college.“I am honored to be asked to serve on the Harvard Corporation,” Martin said. “The values that guide Harvard and the example it sets matter, not only to Harvard and its future, but also to the future of American higher education more broadly. I look forward to working with President Bacow and the members of the Corporation to help steward this remarkable institution and promote its mission in the world.”As president of Amherst since 2011, she has been a strong champion of liberal arts education from the humanities to the sciences, a vigorous exponent of expanded college access through need-based financial aid, a powerful voice for diversity and inclusion as well as free inquiry and expression, and a leader in efforts to enhance both academic and residential life.Earlier, as chancellor of UW-Madison from 2008 through 2011, she introduced the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates, designed to improve undergraduate education, strengthen student services, and increase need-based aid. She also worked to sustain the flow of research funds to the university, and to secure greater operating flexibility and autonomy for the flagship campus of the university system.From 2000 to 2008, as Cornell’s longest-serving provost, she oversaw development of a new life sciences building, elevated the stature of humanities research and education, implemented a major financial aid initiative that replaced need-based loans with grants, and developed the university’s priorities for a major capital campaign. A distinguished scholar of German studies and women’s studies, she served on the faculty at Cornell for more than two decades, starting in 1985. She was chair of Cornell’s German Department and senior associate dean of its College of Arts and Sciences before becoming provost.A recipient of distinguished teaching awards at both UW-Madison and Cornell, she holds honorary degrees from both the College of William & Mary and the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.Raised in Campbell County, Va., outside Lynchburg, she was the valedictorian at Brookville High School, where she also starred on the basketball team. She received her bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary, a master’s degree from Middlebury College’s program at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany, and a Ph.D. in German literature from UW-Madison.*Known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College, the Harvard Corporation is the oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere. Chartered in 1650, the Corporation exercises fiduciary responsibility with regard to the University’s academic, financial, and physical resources and its overall well-being. With 13 members, the Corporation is one of Harvard’s two governing boards; members of the other board, the Board of Overseers, are elected by holders of Harvard degrees.Nominations and advice regarding future Corporation appointments may be sent in confidence to [email protected]last_img read more