Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Gabon News Weekly seized from Gabon’s newsstands News Organisation Responding to a Gabonese government charge of bias for not mentioning an attack on a state media outlet, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) emphasizes that it condemns all attacks on media and journalists without exception and reiterates its call to the authorities not to obstruct access to information. Gabonese journalist could spend New Year’s Eve in prison News to go further September 13, 2016 RSF responds to Gabonese government spokesman’s criticism Receive email alerts January 24, 2020 Find out more RSF_en The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa GabonAfrica Condemning abuses ViolenceFreedom of expression During a news conference in Libreville on 8 September, communication minister and government spokesman Alain-Claude Bilie-By-Nzé criticized RSF for not reacting to an attack on the pro-government newspaper L’Union, and thereby questioned RSF’s impartiality.“We defend all media outlets and journalists whenever they are the victims of violence and abuses, regardless of their political affiliation,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “We deplore the attack on L’Union as we do the attacks on opposition newspapers. No obstruction of the work of journalists should be permitted. This includes Le Monde Diplomatique reporter Olivier Piot, who was denied entry to Gabon on 10 September, in yet another example of the clampdown on media coverage being orchestrated by the authorities. Under what criteria are some journalists allowed into Gabon and other are banned?”After the unrest and violence in Libreville on the night of 31 August, RSF issued a press release condemning the attacks on several media outlets and has continued to closely monitor events in Gabon ever since.In that press release, RSF also urged the authorities to protect the media and to guarantee unrestricted access to information.The National Council for Communication voiced concern on 7 September but RSF is amazed that, given the gravity of the situation, there has been no official condemnation of the violence against the media and journalists except the attack on Gabon TV journalist Jean-Raoul Mbadinga at opposition candidate Jean Ping’s campaign headquarters on 9 September.RSF also questions the effectiveness of the measures taken by the government to end the acts of violence that keep on targeting and media and journalists and its measures to restore communications networks, which continue to be partially blocked or slowed down. Reports November 27, 2020 Find out more December 31, 2019 Find out more Credit : Alain-Claude Bilie-By-Nzé / Gabonactu.com GabonAfrica Condemning abuses ViolenceFreedom of expression
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Radiohead kicked off their 2017 World Tour last night at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, and they delivered a setlist filled with classic material and beloved rarities. The band continued the trend of their 2016 tour, opening the show with several songs from their instant-classic new album A Moon Shaped Pool, before moving on to a mix of songs from throughout their storied career.After opening with the aforementioned AMSP material (“Daydreaming”, “Desert Island Disk”, and “Decks Dark”), the band launched into “Airbag,” the opening track from their classic album OK Computer, which the band is slated to feature this year in their live show as they celebrate the record’s 20th anniversary. Next Up, “Morning Bell” was busted out for the first time since 2010, a song that surely pleased any hardcore fans in the audience. One of Radiohead’s most iconic live tunes, “Climbing Up The Walls,” followed, and it featured multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood showcasing his skills, mixing up guitar, slide guitar, and an analog radio to complete the song’s uniquely ominous sound.After quick runs through some of their most delicate material (“All I Need” and “Videotape”), the band continued with “Let Down,” another OK Computer song that, up until last year, hadn’t made its way on to a setlist for over a decade. Radiohead then busted out another “I Might Be Wrong,” which they performed for the first time since 2012. “Lotus Flower” and “Identikit” were up next, before the band delivered three of their most popular songs that fall on completely separate ends of the spectrum, the beat-centric “Idioteque,” the hauntingly beautiful “Nude,” and the ethereal “Weird Fishes / Arpeggi.” The band then finished their main set with the global-warming focused “The Numbers” and Kid A favorite “How To Disappear Completely.”For their first encore (the band traditionally performs two encores), Radiohead delivered a gorgeous “No Surprises,” before switching gears to the politically-minded “Burn The Witch.” After a take on In Rainbows‘ “Reckoner,” the band surprised the audience with “Fake Plastic Trees,” which was followed by the evening’s final bust-out, “The Tourist,” which was played for the first time since 2008.After a short break, Thom Yorke and co. returned to the stage with a badass combination of “You And Whose Army” and “Bodysnatchers” that ended the show on a high-energy note.Radiohead continues their tour tomorrow night with a show at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. See below for full setlist details from last night’s show at the American Airlines Arena, courtesy of setlist.fm.