San San Nweh finally gets 1999 Reporters Without Borders prize

first_imgNews February 11, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 San San Nweh finally gets 1999 Reporters Without Borders prize MyanmarAsia – Pacific RSF_en May 31, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Myanmar News French journalist Christine Ockrent, a member of our board, has handed the1999 Reporters Without Borders / Fondation de France Prize to Nobel PeacePrize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi (see photo), who accepted it on behalf ofthe winner, Burmese journalist and novelist San San Nweh. News May 26, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img Ockrent, who is also a member of the board of Reporters Without Borders, handed over the prize at a meeting on 31 December 2002 at the opposition politician’s home in Rangoon, where they discussed the fate of other journalists imprisoned in the country, including 73-year-old Win Tin, who has been in jail for the past 13 years.The prize has been awarded every year since 1992 to journalists who through their work, beliefs or attitudes, have shown devotion to the ideal of press freedom. San San Nweh won it in 1999 while she was in prison serving a 10-year sentence imposed in 1994 for “putting out news harmful to the state.” She was freed in July 2001 but not allowed to leave the country.Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) reiterates its call for the release of 16 journalists still held by Burma’s military rulers. US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Help by sharing this information to go further May 12, 2021 Find out more Well-known French TV journalist Christine Ockrent has presented Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi with the 1999 Reporters Without Borders / Fondation de France Prize to pass on to winner San San Nweh. MyanmarAsia – Pacific Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Organisation last_img read more

Artist discusses political aspects of work

first_imgSaint Mary’s welcomed visiting artist Curtis Readel for a special lecture and class event Monday in Vander Vennet Theatre, art department chair and this semester’s visiting artist coordinator Krista Hoefle said.Readel received his BFA from the University of Iowa and an MFA from Northern Illinois University with an emphasis in printmaking, and exhibits his work nationally from Brussels to Estonia, Hoefle said.Readel said his ongoing studio practice addresses themes and ideas focusing on social and political issues. From distorted images, his art explores societal downfall, government corruption and self-indulgence in mediums such as printmaking, collage and drawing, he said.“I started out as a print-maker and I consider myself a printmaker through and through,” Readel said.Readel worked and posed his friends with a certain historical and religious reference in mind for his first series, “Business As Usual,” he said.“I lifted [a pose] from Dante’s ‘Inferno,’” Readel said. “The engravings were these very detailed and psychologically in-depth with the idea that people were wanting money and wealth. I started thinking about how this hunger for money could be conveyed. I decided that I needed to undergo it myself to not only feel the psychological toll, but the physical toll as well.”He didn’t have access to the type of printer he needed for his work, but he continued to save his art for when he would, he said.Readel said aside from his experimentation with graffiti stencils, he uses little color in his work for the sake of his message.“It’s not that I don’t know how to use color,” Readel said. “By ridding [the piece] of it, I’m bearing the graphics of it.”Readel’s graduate professors emphasized an appearance of professionalism in displaying his work, he said.“I spent a lot of money framing my work so it looked really well done,” Readel said. “With my proximity to Chicago at the time, I would take my work into galleries and shop around for representation.”One of his most successful pieces is a disfiguration of a degutted, all-seeing eye on the back of the one-dollar bill with the Latin phrase “sic semper tyrannis” engraved above it, he said.“It’s actual translation is actually, ‘And thus, always tyrants,’” Readel said. “You can interpret this as maybe the eye of the tyrant and now we’ve dealt with that tyrant, or was the eye blind to the fact that tyranny exists. This is also the first time that I’m used subliminal messaging in my work.“I teach graphic design and I’m really interested in what are known as imbeds which are targeted to primal feelings. I wrote ‘buy me.’ I wrote it backwards and forwards. I also wrote a lot of four-letter words. So all the chatter and secondary mark-making in the eye is actually all distorted. I attribute it to having done some good studies.”Readel said several United States Federal Reserves supply him with shredded dollar bills collected in small plastic bags for his artwork. Another favorite element Readel incorporates within his artwork is the image of the human skull, he said. The skull is a prominent proponent within his series, “Dead White Guys From History,” where he disfigures the faces of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln from the front face of U.S. currency with skulls, he said.With a tongue-in-cheek approach, Readel’s work is often accused of being unpatriotic, he said.  He refers to himself as a political atheist, saying he work is meant to interpret what the Founding Fathers originally envisioned for the United States, he said.“In my research of history, especially empires throughout history, every known empire has failed. Rome, the Aztec and at one time or another, they were the largest, wealthiest superpower,” Readel said. “By their own demise, they weren’t. I feel the United States is a world power on the great precipice of having to make an important decision. We can either go the route of other empires and stretch ourselves too thin economically, or we can focus on what’s best for the long term. I personally don’t see that happening now. I hope my work can start a discussion about that.”Tags: Curtis Readellast_img read more

Overseas buyers snap up sensational mansion

first_imgThe home at 29 Lynette Way, Daisy Hill.Mr Teo said more than 40 parties inspected the home and he received a few offers as well. “We were always going to go to auction and the owners were happy with the unconditional sale,” he said. Mr Teo said the property was unique in the Daisy Hill market, where the median house price is $499,900, according to CoreLogic. The architecturally designed builders home was inspired by the castles found throughout Europe.It has marble bathrooms, an entry point with 6m ceilings and a kitchen with hand-carved oak cabinetry and granite benchtops. The home at 29 Lynette Way, Daisy Hill.AN opulent mansion has sold under the hammer in Daisy Hill after attracting strong interest both locally and overseas. Marketing agent Johnson Teo, of Ray White Springwood, said the five-bedroom property at 29 Lynnette Way sold for an undisclosed amount. “We had four registered bidders and the auction began with an opening bid of $1 million,” Mr Teo said. “The buyers came from overseas and were here for seven or eight months looking for the right place.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“They liked the quality building and the opulence of (29 Lynette Way).”last_img read more

Danny Dall

first_imgDanny Dall, age 63, passed away on Monday, September 30. Danny loved playing cards and all animals, especially dogs. He was a huge fan of the Cincinnati Reds and IU and could often be found wearing red to cheer on both of his favorite teams. If asked where he wanted to eat, Danny would always vote for Arby’s or Pizza Hut. He was funny and had a great sense of humor and loved to crack jokes with his caretakers at The Waters. He would come up with nicknames for many of his friends there. Danny had many challenges in life, but he had the biggest heart of anyone around and would warm up to new friends easily. He had two very special caregivers in his life, Uncle Jerry & Aunt Barbara, whom Danny loved very much.Danny will be greatly missed by his mother, Betty Dall of Dover, and siblings Roger (Marcia) Dall of Prospect, KY; Tim (Connie) Dall of Loveland, OH; and Bonnie McCoy of Grosse Pointe, MI. His nieces and nephews held a very special place in his heart and included Christopher & Brandon Dall, Nathan & Natalie Dall, Alexandra Schwartz, and Jack McCoy. Danny is preceded in death by his father, Eddie Dall.Visitation for Danny will be on Friday, October 4 from 10:00 – 11:00am at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30am at St. Paul’s Campus, All Saints Parish, with burial immediately following. The family would appreciate donations in Danny’s honor to The Waters of Dillsboro. To offer online condolences please visit www.andres-wuestefeldfh.comlast_img read more