Reporters Without Borders today criticised the government for its systematic restrictions on the right of foreign journalists to work in Iraq, accompanied by often crude attempts at manipulation.In a letter to the Iraqi authorities, the organisation noted that the government claims to want the foreign press to work freely in Iraq and wants journalists to accompany UN weapons inspectors as a guarantee of objectivity. But the recent unfortunate experience of a French television crew belied the promises of transparency, the letter said.French journalists Erick Bonnier and Céline Hue of the television news agency Tony Comiti Productions were denied the right to shoot footage while in Iraq from 9 to 26 November and, despite possessing all the appropriate authorisations, were unable to make the programme for which they had gone there.Cyril Drouhet, the editor in chief of Tony Comiti Productions, said the company “did it the official way,” obtaining press visas and all of the authorisations required by the Iraqi bureaucracy. Nonetheless its attempts to report on the “Oil Road” turned into a farce and after two weeks of “bullying, censorship and ludicrous pieces of pantomime by the official guide, who changed every day,” the two journalists returned home without having shot any footage, Drouhet said.In Baghdad, the police even banned them from filming rubbish on the grounds saying that “this is not good for the government’s image.” Drouhet added that in the enormous oil refineries in the northern city of Kirkuk, the only person authorised to give an interview was a pretentious old man who appeared from nowhere while the real workers were kept out of sight. News February 15, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iraq Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Organisation News Help by sharing this information December 16, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” November 29, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French TV reporters prevented from filming IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 28, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en
The development of tourism, in addition to numerous benefits, necessarily brings with it certain consequences such as a significantly increased volume of waste left by tourists to hosts, increased consumption of water, detergents, spatial usurpation and a number of other undesirable consequences. Tourism in Croatia generates almost 20 percent of GDP and in this respect represents a significant economic branch. With higher sales of domestic food in tourism, furniture and other inputs, tourism would generate the development of certain industries that certainly have room for growth. When we talk about tourism in protected areas, we must expect strong growth with great caution. With its 8 national parks and 11 nature parks, Croatia is an “oasis” of Europe. Plitvice Lakes National Park is, along with Dubrovnik, the strongest Croatian brand. However, there are other national parks such as NP Krka, NP Brijuni and NP Mljet, which indicate the number of visitors from year to year that Croatia, except for the beautiful sea and beaches, is widely recognized for its protected areas. Continental parks each year show a growing interest in visiting, both locals and world visitors. After the introduction, a presentation on the topic of protection of natural areas through responsible tourism development is planned, which will be held by Izidora Marković Vukadin from the Institute of Tourism. Such points are the basis for the development of continental tourism, and since for some Parks this is just the beginning, it is the right time to point out the necessary model of sustainable tourism development that includes environmental care, cooperation with local producers and promotion of natural and cultural heritage. Plitvice Lakes National Park on Tuesday, May 14.05.2019, XNUMX. at the Hotel Jezero, organizes the Conference “Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas of the Republic of Croatia”, which will host experts in the field of sustainable tourism. Two panel discussions will follow the conference. Gari Cappelli, Tomislav Ćorić, Tomislav Kovačević and Assistant Minister of Culture Davor Trupković will take part in the first panel discussion entitled “Framework for the Development of Sustainable Tourism”. The second panel discussion “Sustainable tourism in practice” will be attended by Assistant Minister of Environment and Energy Igor Kreitmeyer, Dean of the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality from Opatija Dora Smolčić Jurdana, FEEL IQM owner Đurđica Šimičić and Deana Stipanović, Corporate Affairs Director Valamar Rilamar dd Applications for the conference are still open for a short time via email.
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