Reporters Without Borders today voiced dismay at brutal methods used yesterday by police in Dakar who mounted a dawn raid to shut down the broadcast group Walfadjri.The security forces intervention, in which broadcast equipment was forcibly seized, was ordered by the courts over a failure to pay royalties.“If there is a dispute between the Senegalese royalties’ bureau (BSDA) and the Walfadjri media group, it should be resolved by other means,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “Nothing can justify the use of force and seizure of equipment. The outright suspension of broadcasts has the chief effect of depriving a section of the population of access to news”, it added.Uniformed police made a 6am raid on the broadcast group’s offices in the Kébé building in Dakar city centre, violently seizing equipment and cutting aerials, abruptly ending broadcasts. The BSDA lodged two cases against the Walfadjri group at the special court in Dakar and a judge ruled in its favour after studying the initial complaint on 6 August 2009. This decision was notified to the chairman of the media group, Sidy Lamine Niasse, on 13 August. The court ruled that all programmes put out on radio and television Walfadjri FM with content to which royalties applied should be temporarily suspended until completion of the legal procedure and payment in full of the royalties owed – 50 million CFA francs (76,225 euros). Lamine Diasse had refused to accept the court decision. March 5, 2021 Find out more RSF asks Senegal to amend its new press law News RSF decries exceptional press freedom violations in Senegal to go further SenegalAfrica SenegalAfrica August 28, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio and television group blacked out for payment default Receive email alerts News Organisation The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information RSF_en Follow the news on Senegal January 8, 2021 Find out more Reports News November 27, 2020 Find out more
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(REUTERS)-Australia were knocked out of the Champions Trophy without winning a game after Ben Stokes’ stunning century guided England to an impressive 40-run Duckworth-Lewis victory on Saturday.Australia, whose two previous games against New Zealand and Bangladesh were rained off, scored 277-9 from 50 overs — with Mark Wood and Adil Rashid talking four wickets apiece — and had reduced England to 35-3 in response.But, after a brief rain break, Eoin Morgan (87) and Stokes (102 not out) dismantled the Australian attack, scoring freely in a partnership of 159 before Morgan was run out when closing in on his century.But Stokes brought up his hundred with a cut through the covers, and he and Jos Buttler (29 not out) carried England home with the hosts comfortably ahead on Duckworth-Lewis.England are joined in the semi-finals by unfancied Bangladesh, who beat New Zealand in Group A on Friday.Having been put in to bat, Australia set about building an imposing score.After David Warner was dismissed for 21, Aaron Finch and Steve Smith scored freely to race past 100.Finch struck eight boundaries in his 68 when Morgan took a superb catch off the bowling of Stokes, before Rashid had Moises Henriques (17) caught with Australia 161-3.Smith (56) fell to Wood, while Jason Roy sensationally caught Glenn Maxwell (20). He scooped the ball on the boundary, off-balanced, before throwing it in the air and catching it again as he ran back into the field of play.The impressive Rashid dismissed Matthew Wade (2) and Mitchell Starc (0) in one over, and Pat Cummins (4) in his next as England finished superbly.After Wood claimed his fourth wicket, bowling Adam Zampa for a duck, Travis Head (71 not out) smashed two late sixes as Australia finished on 277-9.England’s response got off to a terrible start with out-of-form Roy (4), Alex Hales (0) and Joe Root (15) gone inside six overs as England slumped to 35-3 before the first rain break.The break helped England as the swashbuckling duo of Morgan and Stokes both completed confident fifties with a series of lusty blows to bring up their 100 partnership.The onslaught continued and a century beckoned for Morgan but he was run out by Zampa.However, any thought of an Australia fightback was ended by Stokes, who struck 13 boundaries and two sixes, and Buttler who marshalled England until heavy rain ended the game.