Officially released tomorrow, 16th October 2012, is Chernobyl’s Atomic Legacy, curated and edited by my good friend Danny Barter.

Featuring one of my images on the cover and many more inside, the book shares the point of view of 8 visitors to The Exclusion Zone in 2011 and with a focus on Pripyat - the nuclear power plant workers town - and the surrounding area.

There is an online preview available on Danny’s website.

Chernobyl’s Atomic Legacy: 25 Years After Disaster

On 26 April 1986, reactor number 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded. The accident released at least 100 times more radiation than the bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima in Japan, and is considered to be the worst nuclear accident in the history of humanity. It is classified as a level 7 incident, the highest level on the International Nuclear Event Scale. The only other incident to be categorized at this level is the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of 2011.

In the days, months and years that followed, over half a million civilians and military personnel (liquidators) were involved in the decontamination process to avert a potential second catastrophe. Pripyat was home to a population of 49,000 and today it stands abandoned, overgrown by vegetation, subjected to looting and vandalism, as a monument to the lives lost and the memories of those evacuated.

Jonglez Chernobyl’s Atomic Legacy is a photographic testimony to the desolation left by the nuclear catastrophe.

Gusto ko sanang sabihin sayo kung gaano ako kasaya nung nakilala kita. Alam mo, aaminin ko sayo na nagtatampo ako sayo, nagagalit ako sayo, naiinis ako sayo pero ginagawa ko lang naman yun para patagong sabihin sayo na “lambingin mo naman ako” o kaya naman “pahingi ng konting sweetness” pero once na nanlambing ka na nawawala yun eh, pasensya na kung ang babaw ng kaligayahan ko galing naman sayo eh. Tuwing makikita ko photo mo, photo natin, sobrang natutuwa ako at naiinspired ako kasi alam kong may dahilan ako para maging masaya sa buong araw. Wag mong isipin na ikaw ang dahilan ng kalungkutan ko, gaya nga ng sabi ko, nang makilala kita, sumaya ako.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Resign Now, CNPP Urges Okonjo-Iweala

By SaharaReporters, New York

The Conference of National Political Parties (CNPP) has called on Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, to resign forthwith for deceiving President Goodluck Jonathan.

In a statement signed by National Publicity Secretary Osita Okechukwu, CNPP said it was outraged when Mr. Jonathan stated during his media chat last night how Dr Okonjo-Iweala brandished a World Bank Report which placed corruption in the 3rd or 4th position, after access to fund and infrastructure, as the key factors undermining Nigeria’s development.

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#CNPP - ¿Cómo quieres que te vigilen?

Vivir en contexto de Era Digital implica grandes oportunidades pero también riesgos. Utilizamos servicios que nos ayudan en nuestra vida diaria e inclusive dan sentido y fuerza a nuestro trabajo. Y al usar Internet o los servicios de telefonía celular, se genera muchísima información de nuestra persona y actividades que posiblemente consideremos privada y que, de caer en manos equivocadas, podría ser utilizada de manera negativa. 

En México se está debatiendo el Código Nacional de Procedimientos Penales (#CNPP) en donde se definen facultades de las Procuradurías del país para la investigación de delitos. Dado que esta investigación incluye el uso de medios digitales para la vigilancia, es importante conocer qué es lo que el CNPP plantea y analizar bajo qué términos se pueden usar la TIC para realizar estas acciones.

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Platicamos con Luis Fernando García, abogado especializado en derechos digitales quien analizó el CNPP y ha revelado importantes omisiones e interpretaciones que dejan “sin control” a las Procuradurías habilitándolas en muchos casos para realizar vigilancia indiscriminada a grupos de activismo, defensa de derechos y a la ciudadanía en general.  

Es importante que como usuarios de Internet y servicios de telecomunicaciones estemos conscientes del proceso que se debe de seguir por ley para realizar vigilancia desde el Gobierno, no sólo porque debemos proteger nuestra privacidad sino porque, lamentablemente, aún no podemos confiar en la integridad de las instituciones de procuración de justicia.  

Estas son algunas preguntas que nos debemos hacer como usuarios para analizar el #CNPP y las reflexiones especializadas como el texto de Luis Fernando García.

  • ¿La intervención de tus comunicaciones se debe hacer en base a una orden de un juez basada en las pruebas de sospecha que presente la Procuraduría o sólo con que “lo considere necesario?
  • ¿La Procuraduría debería poder localizarte mediante el uso de tu celular cuando quiera o sólo bajo orden de un juez?
  • ¿Los concesionarios y servicios de telecomunicación deberían retener tus datos personales?
  • ¿Te gustaría que la Procuraduría te avise en caso de que te haya geolocalizado o haya intervenido tus comunicaciones?
  • ¿Debería haber medidas para revisar cómo se lleva a cabo la vigilancia por parte de la Procuraduría e identificar potenciales abusos?
  • ¿Bajo qué términos deberían las compañías de telefonía e Internet compartir tu información (datos y actividad) con la Procuraduría?

Te invitamos a compartir tus opiniones en #CNPP y conversar con las y los integrantes de la Comisión de Justicia del Senado Mexicano (@JusticiaSenado) y su presidente Roberto Gil Zuarth (@rgilzuarth).

New Post has been published on Voice of Arewa

New Post has been published on http://www.voiceofarewa.com/2014/07/01/rivers-cnpp-faults-delay-in-voter-cards-distribution/

Rivers: CNPP faults delay in voter cards distribution

THE Conference of Nigerian Political Parties has faulted the delay by the Independent National Electoral Commission in commencing the distribution of permanent voter cards and the continuous voter registration in Rivers State.

INEC had announced that it would commence the distribution of voter cards in Rivers on August 22, 2014 and end two days after (August 24, 2014) while that of the continuous voter registration in the state would begin from August 28 to 31, 2014.

But the CNPP explained that the time given by INEC for both the distribution of permanent voter cards and continuous voter registration in the state was too short to carry out an accurate exercise.

State Chairman of the CNPP, Dr. Manaigbi Dagogo-Jack, who spoke in a telephone interview with The PUNCH on Monday, argued that it would be difficult for the commission to distribute the permanent voter cards to millions of voters in the state within three days.

Dagogo-Jack pointed out that INEC should have fixed the issuance of permanent voter cards and continuous voter registration earlier than August 2014 so as to give room for the correction of any blunder detected by the electorate or the commission.

He said, “INEC has announced that the registration of voters in Rivers State will be in August. It is proper that registration of voters is done across the country in time and enough time should be given so that would-be voters, who have questions to ask, can get answers.

“There may be errors in the distribution of permanent voter cards and INEC will need enough time to correct such errors. As the chairman of the CNPP in Rivers State, I see no reason why voters’ registration has not been conducted by now.

“They are now shifting it to August. There is no reason for that. I think that the permanent voters’ cards should be given to the voters now. INEC should commence the continuous voter registration in Rivers without further delay,” he said.

Dagogo-Jack, however, expressed the need to stop the use of soldiers in areas where elections were being conducted.

Citing the situation in Ekiti State during the recent governorship election as an example, the state CNPP said the ‘heavy’ presence of soldiers during election period was capable of making mockery of the nation’s democracy.

Dagogo-Jack explained that rather than send the military to election arenas, they (soldiers) should be drafted to the North to fight Boko Haram and release the missing girls in Chibok, Borno State.

He argued that since the electorate in Ekiti State were civilians, the heavy presence of soldiers in the state during the election was unnecessary.

He cautioned that such a situation should not be a standard for the 2015 elections in any state, adding that the military presence during elections was inimical to the growth of democracy anywhere in the world. (5)

Missing $20 billion: Dr. Okonjo-Iweala Don’t Play Pontius Pilate

By Mr. Osita Okechukwu

Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) was outraged with the defeatist statement of the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and accordingly challenges her to resign forthwith with the scant honour which lingers with her; instead of playing dangerous Pontius Pilat.

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New Post has been published on Voice of Arewa

New Post has been published on http://www.voiceofarewa.com/2014/05/26/cbn-denies-releasing-n200bn-to-nexim-bank/

CBN Denies Releasing N200bn To NEXIM Bank

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has denied reports that it advanced N200 billion as stabilization fund to the Nigerian Export Import Bank (NEXIM).

The Acting CBN Governor, Mrs. Sarah Alade, told federal lawmakers at a meeting with the Chukwudi Jones-Onyereri-led House of Representatives Committee on Banking/Currency that there was no time the CBN raised N200 billion for NEXIM Bank.

The House Committee had queried the Acting CBN Governor, on allegations by the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), that NEXIM Bank’s Managing Director, Mr. Roberts Orya had engaged in dereliction of duty, gross abuse of office and misapplication of the N200 billion Stabilisation and Loan Guarantee Fund advanced NEXIM by the apex bank.

Alade replied, “We (CBN) have not given NEXIM Bank even N2 billion, not to talk of N200 billion.”

The CNNP had threatened to organise mass rallies against Orya and picket its offices.

NEXIM bank had, prior to the meeting with the House committee, also replied the CNPP, denying the allegation.

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CNPP Gives FG Seven Days To Accept Ezekwesili’s Debate Challenge, Or Face Prosecution

By SaharaReporters, New York

Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) today gave the Federal Government a seven-day ultimatum within which to organize a public debate between the Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku or any of its officials with former Minister of Education Obiageli Ezekwesili, or face prosecution for unbridled and wanton looting of the national treasury.

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Sabi niya bumibisita siya lagi sa blog ko, so if ever mabasa niya to. Gusto kong sabihin na mahal ko pa rin siya and sorry kung hindi ako nakakapagtext kasi confiscated yung phone ko for a month and nasa school premises yun. If ever mabasa mo to, ingat ka lagi. Mahal pa rin kita. Sana ganun ka pa rin :’)