ALERT – US: Whistleblower Reality Winner sentenced to 63 months in prison

first_img Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Organisation United StatesAmericas Whistleblowers RSF_en to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the 63-month prison sentence given to National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Reality Winner on August 23, the longest jail term ever given for illegally disclosing government information. June 3, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas Whistleblowers Help by sharing this information Follow the news on United States News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. News News June 7, 2021 Find out more August 24, 2018 – Updated on August 27, 2018 ALERT – US: Whistleblower Reality Winner sentenced to 63 months in prison “Reality Winner’s outrageous sentence is a clear threat to investigative journalism, freedom of information, and the public’s right to know, as it could have a chilling effect on sources,” said Margaux Ewen, RSF’s North America bureau director. “We are concerned that her sentence is just the beginning of an intense crackdown on whistleblowers led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who threatened last year to stifle leaks with harsh federal punishment. Winner’s sentence shows that his threats are coming to fruition.” Winner, a former Air Force linguist, was arrested on June 3, 2017, and charged with gathering, transmitting, or losing defense information under the Espionage Act while working with a private company in contract with the NSA. She pleaded guilty in a Federal District Court in Georgia on June 26 to one count of unauthorized transmission of national defense information after leaking a classified report about Russian attempts to interfere with a voting machine company and election officials in the 2016 United States presidential election to The Intercept. Winner, who has already spent over one year in pre-trial confinement after being repeatedly denied bail, is the first person under the Trump administration to be prosecuted under the 1917 Espionage Act, legislation adopted during World War I to prosecute individuals who shared government secrets with enemies of the United States. News EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this press release inaccurately stated Reality Winner was a pilot for the Air Force. The story has been updated. April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

New mayors, Harvard connections

first_imgNew city leaders with Harvard ties Michael Brennan (Portland, Maine), Peter Buttigieg (South Bend, Ind.), Angel Taveras (Providence, R.I.), and Karen Freeman-Wilson (Gary, Ind.) are joining more than 20 other incoming mayors from large cities across the country at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics (IOP) Nov. 30-Dec. 2 for a three-day seminar on leadership and policy briefings on the issues they will face upon taking office.Newly elected Mayors Buttigieg ’04, Taveras ’92, and Freeman-Wilson ’82 are graduates of Harvard College; Brennan was a participant of Harvard Kennedy School’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government program in 2004.The biennial Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly Elected Mayors, co-sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, is traditionally held at the IOP at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. The newly elected U.S. mayors will participate in a variety of sessions led by academics, practitioners, and current and former mayors. Focusing on training for new city leaders, topics include the global economy, transitioning from the campaign to City Hall, finance and administration, and jobs and economic development.“We are pleased to welcome new U.S. mayors to Harvard,” said Trey Grayson, director of Harvard’s Institute of Politics. “This conference provides new city leaders an opportunity to gain important insights from scholars, policy experts, and political practitioners on a myriad of management challenges and key issues they will face.”last_img read more

The three-month event “Splitski litnji koluri” begins – three months of culture, sports and music

first_imgTonight on Split’s Riva, starting at 21 pm, this year’s starts Split summer koluri.Manifestacija u organizaciji TZ Splita koja traje tri mjeseca, a sadrži razne kulturne, glazbene i sportske sadržaje te kroz 96 koncerata nastupiti će gotovo 1600 izvođača. Večerašnjim nastupom Majorette of the city of Split i Split majorettes and a band concert Pink Panter, opens a summer program that will host musicians from 6 countries.”The program will satisfy the tastes of all ages and interest groups, so we invite all dear fellow citizens and tourists to choose, either concerts as part of themed weekends, or numerous klapa concerts and performances by cultural and artistic societies to present the cultural heritage of our city. ” ističu iz TZ Splita. Koncerti u lipnju i srpnju održavaju se na Rivi s početkom u 21 sat, a u kolovozu i rujnu s početkom u 20:30 sati.Take a look at the entire program of three months of entertainment imbued with culture, music and sports herelast_img read more