Improper behaviour towards a journalist by MEP George Becali

first_img RSF_en RomaniaEurope – Central Asia News to go further Organisation May 26, 2021 Find out more Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Receive email alerts Follow the news on Romania Help by sharing this information March 15, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Improper behaviour towards a journalist by MEP George Becalicenter_img News News News Reporters Without Borders and its partner organisation in Romania, the Active Watch -Media Monitoring Agency, are outraged by the vulgar and obscene comments that George Becali, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), made to Cornelia Popescu of the online newspaper ZIUA Veche on 10 March when she asked him about contradictions between the declarations of financial interests he made to the European parliament and subsequent declarations.“We are stunned by Becali’s offensive comments,” the two organisations said. “It is unacceptable that an MEP should insult Popescu in such a virulent and deranged manner. Politicians seem to be losing their self-control in their statements with increasing frequency, forgetting the moral obligations that go with public office and a state salary.”The two organisations added: “The declarations of financial interests made by MEPs are not only obligatory but also of public direct interest. Journalists have a duty to pose questions about these declarations and MEPs must respond in detail. The insaneness of Becali’s comments fails to conceal his desire to avoid this subject. The exact nature of his financial interests and possessions still needs to be explained.”Becali unfortunately has a habit of behaving in a curse and aggressive manner towards journalists. He insulted and threatened journalist Cristian Tudor Popescu in a café in February 2002 after Popescu wrote an article in the daily Adevarul about a controversial exchange of land with the Romanian army.He and his bodyguards insulted and hit Malonga Parfait, the host of ProTV’s sports programme Fotbal Max, on 3 November 2001 after Parfait referred to him on the air in connection with his ownership of the Steaua Bucharest football team. During the attack on Parfait, Becali said he could not allow himself to be mocked by a person of African origin.After Steaua Bucharest lost a UEFA Cup semi-final against Middlesbrough on 30 April 2006, Becali ordered his bodyguards to remove journalist Ana Maria Neagu of TV Realitatea from his sight when she asked him if he was still proud of his players. One of the bodyguards insulted her and hit her on the leg. Romania: In an open letter, RSF and ActiveWatch denounce judicial pressures on investigative journalists following a complaint from a Bucharest district mayor December 2, 2020 Find out more RomaniaEurope – Central Asia RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive November 23, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Tractor and trailer stolen from property in Dungloe

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp WhatsApp Tractor and trailer stolen from property in Dungloe Pinterest Facebook Twitter Twitter Google+ Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – December 15, 2020 Google+ Previous articleInvestigation launched into attempted burglary at local filling stationNext articlePeople urged to check property for suspect in attempted burglary News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme A tractor and trailer has been stolen from a property in Dungloe.Milford Gardaí are investigating the burglary which happened at some stage between Saturday the 5th of December at Midday and Saturday the 12th of December at 3.30pm.The lock was cut on the entrance gate to the property and the lock on the shed adjoining the house was also cut.A tractor, 78 DL 166, a red Massey Ferguson and a trailer were stolen from the shed.Gardai are appealing to anyone who may have observed the removal of the tractor and trailer from the property or to anyone who has any information in relation to the incident or the current location of the tractor to contact Gardaí in Milford on 074-9153060 or call the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.If anyone was in that area and had a dash cam and they believe that they may have captured the tractor and trailer on it, Gardai would like to hear from them also. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more