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More websites blocked including RFI and Deutsche Welle


first_imgNews January 28, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 More websites blocked including RFI and Deutsche Welle June 9, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts June 11, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Organisation News IranMiddle East – North Africa Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Follow the news on Iran Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020center_img Bahman Hedayati, the editor of the Parsine website (www.parsine.com), described the blocking of his site as “illegal” in an interview on 26 January for the Iranian news agency ILNA. The literary website Haftan (www.haftan.com) was blocked the same day by certain Internet Service Providers without any explanation. Iran’s leading literary critics have for the past three years been writing for the site, which is very popular with young Iranians. Several news websites that criticise the government or belong to potential rivals of President Ahmadinejad have also been rendered inaccessible by ISPs since 24 January. Farda News (www.fardanews.com) and Parsine (www.parsine.com/), sites that support Tehran mayor Mohammed Baqer Qalibaf, a future Ahmadinejad rival, are among those that have been blocked. Cyber-feminists Parvin Ardalan, Jelveh Javaheri, Maryam Hosseinkhah and Nahid Keshavarz were meanwhile summoned before a Tehran appeal court again yesterday. Calling for their convictions to be quashed, their lawyer, Masomeh Sotoudeh, said posting articles defending women’s rights did not constitute “subversive activities” or “anti-government propaganda.” The four cyber-feminists were sentenced last September to six months in prison for contributing to the online newspapers Zanestan (“Women’s City” – http://herlandmag.net/) and Tagir Bary Barbary (“Change for Equality” – http://we-change.org/). Reporters Without Borders condemns the wave of censorship that has hit many Iranian and foreign Farsi-language websites since 24 January. Most of the sites contain articles critical of the government and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose term expires on 12 June. International news media websites have also been blocked since 26 January. “After directly targeting human rights activists, the authorities are now stepping up their control of the Internet, one of the few areas of freedom for Iran’s citizens,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Internet filtering is not new in Iran but we are worried about the scale it has assumed and the fact that it is affecting all the main cities. We call for an end to the sanctions against these websites, which are sources of news and information.” The Farsi-language site of the German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle (www.dw-world.de/dw/0,,641,00.html) has been inaccessible since 26 January, as has the Farsi version of the Radio France Internationale site (http://www.rfi.fr/actufa/pages/001/accueil.asp) and the Arabic-language site of the satellite TV station Al-Arabiya (http://www.alarabiya.net/persian/) (see screen captures). According to the tests conducted by Reporters Without Borders yesterday and the day before, the blocking is affecting the cities of Tehran, Qom, Ahvaz, Karaj, Tabriz, Bousher, Meshedd and Shiraz (see map). IranMiddle East – North Africa News RSF_en News to go further Reporters Without Borders condemns the wave of censorship that has hit many Iranian and foreign Farsi-language websites since 24 January. Most of the sites contain articles critical of the government and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose term expires on 12 June. International news media websites have also been blocked since 26 January. © Reuters Help by sharing this information March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


Kerala HC Issues Notice On Plea Challenging Denial Of Refund For Flight Tickets Booked Before Lockdown


first_imgNews UpdatesKerala HC Issues Notice On Plea Challenging Denial Of Refund For Flight Tickets Booked Before Lockdown LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 Jun 2020 7:04 AMShare This – xThe High Court of Kerala on Wednesday issued notice on a plea filed by two law students Sivadath. M.Menon and Aravind Chandran K.P of Government Law College, Kozhikode, who are primarily aggrieved by the notification dated 16.04.2020 of the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for denying full refund to tickets booked before lockdown for travel during the period for which lockdown…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe High Court of Kerala on Wednesday issued notice on a plea filed by two law students Sivadath. M.Menon and Aravind Chandran K.P of Government Law College, Kozhikode, who are primarily aggrieved by the notification dated 16.04.2020 of the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for denying full refund to tickets booked before lockdown for travel during the period for which lockdown was imposed subsequently.A single bench of Justice V G Arun sought the responses of DGCA, Air India and Indigo Airlines.The petitioners urge that the DGCA notification dated 16.04.2020 artificially classifies Air Line passengers on the basis of date of booking, date of payment and date of travel for the purpose of giving full refund of the Air Tickets. The notification states that only two category of passengers are entitled for full refund of Air Tickets – the first category comprise passengers who had booked tickets between 25.03.2020 and 14.04.2020 and where the respective airline had received the full payment towards the ticket between 25.03.2020 and 14.04.2020 and the second category comprising of passengers who had booked tickets (domestic or international) between 25.03.2020 and 14.04.2020 for travelling between 15.04.2020 and 03.05.2020, where the respective airline had received the full payment towards the ticket between 25.03.2020 and 14.04.2020. The petitioners who booked tickets on 12.02.2020 to travel to Delhi on 24.05.2020 and booked return tickets on 03.04.2020 to travel to back on 06.06.2020 do not fall within in these categories. This is challenged as “arbitrary and unlawful cancellation violative of Article 14 of the Constitution”.  The petitioners contend that the passengers who could not travel on flights due to lockdown forms a indivisible homogeneous class. Further, the petitioners questioned the default credit shell mechanism in Indigo Airlines wherein a substantial amount of the ticket fare automatically pipes into the credit shell of the passenger upon cancellation of the tickets. The petitioners also point out that the non transfer-ability of credit shell coupled with its 1 year validity puts the interest of the petitioners at peril as they are not frequent air travellers. It is also pointed out that the default credit shell mechanism is contrary to the Civil Aviation Rules under the Air Craft Act, 1934. The policy of Air India Ltd which provides full refund to only those passengers who had booked prior to 25.05.2020 for travelling between 25.05.2020 and 31.05.2020 is also contested by the petitioners.   The petitioners are represented by Advocates Gajendra Singh Rajpurohit, Akhil George, Thanseela M.B, Karthik Rajagopal and Mahesh Chandran. Next Storylast_img read more