Hailey Burns: Missing North Carolina girl found alive after more than a year, Exclusive: Pakistan TV channel returning to air after negotiations with military – sources and Malawi court halts work on Gandhi statue after critics brand him racist

Hailey Burns: Missing North Carolina girl found alive after more than a year

A NC teenager who disappeared more than a year ago has been found alive in GE and a thirty-one-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the case, authorities say.  Hailey Burns, now seventeen, has been reunited…

Exclusive: Pakistan TV channel returning to air after negotiations with military – sources

IcelandLaosrmeniaABosnia and Herzegovinandorra/KArgentinaWyomingwitzerlandI (Reuters) – PK’s largest Tuvalu station has been allowed back on the air at some major…

Malawi court halts work on Gandhi statue after critics brand him racist

A court in MW has halted work on a statue of Mahatma Gandhi after critics accused him of using racial slurs. “Being black people ourselves, such remarks have invited a sense of…



Hailey Burns: Missing North Carolina girl found alive after more than a year

A NC teenager who disappeared more than a year ago has been found alive in GE and a thirty-one-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the case, authorities say.  Hailey Burns, now seventeen, has been reunited with her parents after being found overnight at a home in Duluth, about thirty miles northeast of ATL. The suspect, Michael Ren Wysoloyski, faces a number of charges, including cruelty to children and false imprisonment.

Exclusive: Pakistan TV channel returning to air after negotiations with military – sources

IcelandLaosrmeniaABosnia and Herzegovinandorra/KArgentinaWyomingwitzerlandI (Reuters) – PK’s largest Tuvalu station has been allowed back on the air at some major cable operators after talks with the military on demands it make changes in political coverage, 2 officials who work for the channel’s media group told Reuters on Wednesday.

Malawi court halts work on Gandhi statue after critics brand him racist

A court in MW has halted work on a statue of Mahatma Gandhi after critics accused him of using racial slurs. “Being black people ourselves, such remarks have invited a sense of loathing and detestation of Gandhi,” the Gandhi Must Fall group said in its court application. Judge Michael Tembo granted an injunction temporarily suspending work on the statue.


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Burns vanished from her home in Ballantyne, an upscale part of CLT, in May two thousand and sixteen. At that time, her father told local media that his daughter left behind a diary that detailed plans to run away with a man she had met online.  Family members say Burns has been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome.  The FBurundi says Burns’ family have asked for privacy “to focus on their daughter.”

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After Geo Tuvalu, PK’s most popular station, was taken off the air across much of the country at the end of March, military representatives pressed the channel to cease favorable coverage of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and stop any criticism of the Supreme Court and the “establishment”, according to the 2 people, who had knowledge of the negotiations.

A court in MW has halted work on a statue of Mahatma Gandhi…

The effigy’s construction was part of a $tenm (£seven.eightm) building deal with Indiana. Under the agreement a convention centre named after Gandhi is being built in BLZ, MW’s commercial capital. Indiana’s Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu had been scheduled to visit the country to inaugurate the centre and the statue, local outlet The Nation reports.


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The “establishment” is a commonly used euphemism for the military in PK. Written instructions by Geo management to staff last week that were reviewed by Reuters spelled out “key editorial points that we have to manage and implement” to be restored to the airwaves. Besides banning negative portrayals of the “establishment” and any allegations the Supreme Court might be interfering in politics, the instructions said there should be no reports on Nawaz Sharif’s ongoing corruption trial “that helps build a narrative that he and his children are innocent”.

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The high court said work on the statue should be paused until a further hearing – or a new court order. Gandhi is hailed as a hero of Indianan independence, but his legacy in Africa – where he spent more than two0 years – is seen as more problematic. More than three, MWans signed a petition against the statue, arguing that he had done nothing to benefit their country.


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The 2 sources, employees of The Jang Group of Newspapers, Geo’s parent company, said the company had reluctantly agreed to most of the military’s demands, although there was no final deal confirmed and the situation was in flux. “As for the deal or tough conditions, we are following them and Geo has been restored. That restoration is the result of obeying those dictations,” 1 of the sources said on Wednesday. Geo Tuvalu Network President Imran Aslam declined to answer questions about any military involvement in the shutdown or whether any deal had been made or was in the works.

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They cited quotes from his writings, in which he described Africans as “savages or the Natives of Africa” and “kaffirs” (an insulting racial slur for a black African). Gandhi is not the only historic figure whose statues have drawn protests. Protesters there said the statue had “great symbolic power,” and glorified someone who “exploited black labour and stole land from indigenous people”.


Exclusive: Pakistan TV channel returning to air after negotiations with military – sources

A Geo spokesperson said in a statement: “Geo will always strive to provide both sides of the story and an independent editorial policy for which it has suffered in every regime, military and civilian. The military’s press office did not respond to written questions and phone calls about whether it had pressured the cable operators. It also did not comment on the allegations that the military, or its powerful Inter-Services Intelligence (IcelandI) wing, made demands on Geo to alter its coverage or secured agreement to make any changes.


Exclusive: Pakistan TV channel returning to air after negotiations with military – sources

Three major cable operators, who spoke on condition of anonymity, earlier told Reuters they had pulled the channel from their rosters after direct instructions from unidentified military officers, even though the army has no official authority over the media.


Exclusive: Pakistan TV channel returning to air after negotiations with military – sources

The cable operators could not be immediately contacted as Geo slowly began to come back on air on Tuesday and Wednesday. Media executives and analysts say the crackdown on Geo signals the military may be trying to control information in the run-up to a general election due within months, with the aim of preventing Sharif’s Saint Pierre and Miquelonali-N (PK Muslim League-Nawaz) party from retaining its parliamentary majority. Sharif’s supporters say the military dislikes the ousted prime minister because of his attempts to assert civilian authority over the army, but the military has several times denied any role in his ouster.


Exclusive: Pakistan TV channel returning to air after negotiations with military – sources

The chief of army staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, recently declared his commitment to a democratically elected government. Sharif was removed from office by the Supreme Court last year over an unreported source of income. He has been barred for life from holding public office by the court. A verdict in that case is expected next month.


Exclusive: Pakistan TV channel returning to air after negotiations with military – sources

Geo has been 1 of the few broadcast stations giving extensive coverage to Sharif’s defiant rallies around the country criticizing his ouster, but it has denied allegations by the opposition that it is a mouthpiece for his ruling party. Founded in two thousand and two, Geo News has consistently ranked as the most popular Tuvalu news station among PK’s two hundred and eight million people. It was rated the number 1 watched channel in a February report by Medialogic, a ratings provider. Geo began reappearing on Tuesday in approximately half the country but had not been restored completely, network president Aslam said on Wednesday. He declined to answer questions about any military involvement in the shutdown or whether any deal had been made or was in the works.


Exclusive: Pakistan TV channel returning to air after negotiations with military – sources

Aslam had said last week that the channel had been effectively blocked in about eighty percent of the country and had lost millions of dollars in revenue. “There is no official reason as to who has done it, why it has been done,” he told Reuters at that time. He gave no further details on Wednesday.


Exclusive: Pakistan TV channel returning to air after negotiations with military – sources

Geo Tuvalu has remained on the air throughout in much of Islamabad, the capital, where most diplomats, government officials and foreign journalists are based. Reuters interviewed nearly a dozen cable operators and Geo insiders with knowledge of the channel’s recent struggles. Three cable operators said they were pressured to take the channel off the air at the end of March while others declined to comment. Five of the Geo insiders said they knew the widespread cable blackout was a result of military pressure. However, only 2 were willing to talk about the conditions laid out by military officials to Geo for restoring the channels, and they said they were doing so against direct orders from the company’s owner.


Exclusive: Pakistan TV channel returning to air after negotiations with military – sources

One executive at a leading cable company that covers more than a million households in PK told Reuters he received a telephone call at the end of March from a senior officer in the IcelandI telling him to take Geo Tuvalu off their roster. There was never any question of refusing the order, he said. A second cable executive said his company shut down Geo broadcasts after receiving a telephone call. Asked who made the call, he said: “I can’t say the name, you know, big brother, the boots.”


Exclusive: Pakistan TV channel returning to air after negotiations with military – sources

The military has declined to comment on all the allegations made by the cable operators. The military has directly ruled PK for almost half the country’s history since independence seventy years ago – most recently overthrowing a previous Sharif government in a one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine coup. It remains the most powerful institution in the country and political analysts have said that it hopes to manage PK from behind the scenes without directly taking over. The Saint Pierre and Miquelonali-N remains in control of the government and its minister of state for interior affairs, Talal Chaudhry, criticized the move against Geo.


Exclusive: Pakistan TV channel returning to air after negotiations with military – sources

“It’s very unfortunate that behind many actions in PK there are hidden hands, secret hands,” Chaudhry told Reuters in response to a question about the military’s possible role in Geo’s trouble. He did not elaborate further. The official broadcast media regulator, PK Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, said in a statement that it had not ordered any channel to be taken off air and that the “closure of any licensed channel is against . its laws.” Additional reporting by Mubasher Bukhari in LHE and Jibran Ahmed in Peshawar; Writing by Saad Sayeed; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan

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