first_img News RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia Help by sharing this information AustraliaAsia – Pacific to go further Organisation News A draft law has been under discussion since2006 that would force all service providers to filterprivate Internet connections in each home toremove all “inappropriate” content, in the nameof the struggle against child pornography,defamation and authorship rights. CommunicationsMinister, Stephen Conroy,confirmed in January 2008 thatthe law was still planned and thatservice providers would have tocarry out tests before the end ofJune 2009. However, severalpoints remain unclear as to howthe law would be applied. Thelaw does not say who would decidethat websites were “inappropriate”. It willnot be users who will draw attention to contentto be banned. This list is to remain secret. Neitherdoes the law say how the lists will be drawnup of the websites to be blocked, that remainsecret, or how a website could be taken off oradded to this list.The draft law was proposed against a backgroundin which anti-terror legislation already allowsserious inroads into confidentiality ofprivate correspondence. Since 2001, the lawhas allowed the Australian Communications andMedia Authority (ACMA) to intercept any suspiciousemail and to carry out independentinvestigations, including inthe absence of any prior judicial authorisation.Australia is one of the democraciesoperating a strict filtering policy. In1999, an amendment was put to theBroadcasting Services Act, creatingthe ACMA, responsible for regulating Internetcontent. This independent agency has thepower to close websites that are the subject ofcomplaints by citizens. Even if it cannot purgethe Internet of all “sensitive” content, it can nonethe less initiate an investigation into the contentof websites, without judicial permission. To dateauthority has blocked 1,300 sites and is targetingsome 10,000 others. February 22, 2021 Find out more On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia RSF_en center_img March 12, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Australia AustraliaAsia – Pacific News News Google experiments drop Australian media from search results January 21, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Australia November 19, 2020 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more

Madrid Hope to Extend Lead

first_imgIn that game, Karim Benzema scored the opening for Real in the 7th minute, but around the half-hour mark, Merino Zuloaga netted a wonderful team goal to bring parity in the scoreline.Real was looking for inspiration towards the talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Portuguese star was well below his best on the night and could not inject life into the flat Real attack. But just seven minutes from the normal time, Alvaro Morata, who, despite coming as a substitute, sent Gareth Bale’s cross into the back of the net and won the game for his side.Zinedine Zidane’s team has struggled heavily this season, and the Frenchman soon had to figure out the solutions for the difficulties of his team if Real Madrid wants to challenge for major honors this season.However, the Spanish league is off to a tight race atop the standings, with five teams separated by only three points. Yet, most of the talk entering the weekend is about whether  Ronaldo will end his scoring slump.Real Madrid leads the league ahead of its match at Alaves today, but no thanks to Ronaldo’s recent performances. The forward is enduring his worst start to a season since joining Madrid in 2009, having scored only four goals in nine matches.”When you’re used to scoring almost 70 goals a season, it’s almost like an addiction for goals,” Madrid reserve forward Alvaro Morata said. ”For us, he is the most important player in the team and I hope that he scores lots of goals, but he is not a machine. He is a human being. Even if he comes from another planet and is different, he also has the right to miss.”Ronaldo also scored five goals in two games with Portugal, against Andorra and the Faeroe Islands in World Cup qualifying, but that’s no reprieve to the demanding Madrid fans.He was jeered by the crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium after another disappointing performance in a 2-1 win against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.”The fans demand a lot of players,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. ”The Bernabeu is special and we know it. Cristiano knows it and he is used to it. The important thing is to continue with our work.”Ronaldo has scored only two goals in the Spanish league – in a 5-2 win against Osasuna in September and a 6-1 rout at Real Betis two weeks ago. He also scored two goals in the Champions League, one in a 2-2 draw at Borussia Dortmund and one in a 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon, when his free-kick goal started a late rally.”Of course he wants to score more,” Madrid defender Marcelo said. ”He is a player who helps a lot and not only with goals, also with his work on the pitch.”The game against Osasuna was the first of the season for Ronaldo. He hadn’t played since injuring his left knee in the final of the European Championship, which Portugal won. Ronaldo seems fit and has had plenty of scoring chances, but has not been able to capitalise on them – including on some he usually converts. Zidane says he is not worried and that it’s just a matter of time before he starts finding the net again.The 31-year-old was among the Madrid players rested in the team’s 7-1 win over Cultural Leonesa in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. He is set to return to the lineup on Saturday, when Zidane’s team tries to defend its Spanish league lead against promoted Alaves.Sevilla, one point behind Madrid, plays at Sporting Gijon today, while third-place Barcelona hosts last-place Granada in its 1,500th game at the Camp Nou. Contrary to Ronaldo, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is enjoying one of the best starts of his career with 14 goals in 11 matches. He has more goals than Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema combined.Fourth-place Villarreal plays at Eibar on Sunday, and fifth-place Atletico Madrid, which led the league entering the last round, hosts Malaga today.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram • Concern over Ronaldo as goal drought persistsDeportivo Alaves will host Real Madrid in one of the La Liga matches as the league leader look to extend its lead at the top of the table, but all eyes will be on the Los Blancos talisman- Cristiano Ronaldo, as scoring slump continuesAthletic Bilbao was the last team Real Madrid faced in the league, and the Madrid side won that game, thanks to a late goal from Alvaro Morata. The game was far from easy for Los Blancos, as it struggled to find a way through a resolute Athletic defense.last_img read more