In addition, the President has signed an Executive Order that authorizes sanctions on individuals and entities responsible for activities undermining democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine; threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine; contributing to the misappropriation of state assets of Ukraine; or purporting to assert governmental authority over any part of Ukraine without authorization from the Ukrainian government in Kyiv. This E.O. is a flexible tool that will allow us to sanction those who are most directly involved in destabilizing Ukraine, including the military intervention in Crimea, and does not preclude further steps should the situation deteriorate.
Masked gunmen just broke in a TV studio. Put a gun to my head and then took my phone away. I'm fine. — Dimiter Kenarov (@dkenarov) March 6, 2014
A Sun photographer was forcibly pushed from a police-involved shooting scene by BPD. More: http://t.co/uqYGafvOTN pic.twitter.com/rO2zndVYqd — Carrie Wells (@cwellssun) March 7, 2014
While photographing outside the police tape — which marked the established perimeter — an officer told him he would have to move across the street. Assaf protested, stating he was outside the established perimeter of the crime scene and he had every right to photograph from where he was standing. While asking for the officer’s name, a second police officer grabbed Assaf and began pushing him across the street. Assaf on numerous occasions requested that the officer release him, saying that his rights were being violated. Baltimore Sun photographer Lloyd Fox witnessed and documented the scene. Baltimore Police said they are investigating the allegations.Hamilton's post includes a thorough photographic account of the incident. Baltimore's Police Department has a rich history of interfering with photography. (more...)
Several hours later, Nakamoto walked out of his house and announced he wasn't going to talk to anyone until he got some lunch first. (more...)
Congrats @janinegibson on new role as ed of http://t.co/W1I08dpXTm & dep ed & @kathviner on becoming editor of @guardianus — alan rusbridger (@arusbridger) March 6, 2014
Congratulations to @emilyhwilson on new role as editor of @GuardianAus, succeeding brilliant @kathviner.. — alan rusbridger (@arusbridger) March 6, 2014
…and congrats @Freedland on new role as exec ed, opinion – @guardian leaders, comment and new review space/long reads — alan rusbridger (@arusbridger) March 6, 2014
...and finally congrats to @stuartmillar159 who will become ed of http://t.co/W1I08dpXTm head of news — alan rusbridger (@arusbridger) March 6, 2014(more...)
In a conversation with Andrew Lack and Thomas Fiedler, newly minted Boston University professor (and New York Times reporter) David Carr talked about getting into journalism:
The dirty secret: journalism has always been horrible to get in; you always have to eat so much crap to find a place to stand. I waited tables for seven years, did writing on the side. If you’re gonna get a job that’s a little bit of a caper, that isn’t really a job, that under ideal circumstances you get to at least leave the building and leave your desktop, go out, find people more interesting than you, learn about something, come back and tell other people about it—that should be hard to get into. That should be hard to do. No wonder everybody’s lined up, trying to get into it. It beats working.