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In wave of censorship, authorities suspend state radio broadcasts, journalist

first_img Not even coronavirus escapes Equatorial Guinea’s extreme censorship Jeronimo Osa OsaYesterday, the state radio’s French-language broadcasts were “temporarily suspended on the orders of a higher authority,” the head of the station, José Esono Bacale, said in a statement that gave no explanation for the decision. His communiqué added that both “news broadcasts and entertainment programmes” were affected.French was adopted as Equatorial Guinea’s second official language, after Spanish, in 1998 and the state radio has a French-language section.Earlier in the week, Juan Pedro Mendene was “suspended” as the host of the RTVGE French-language radio programme “Détente” because he referred briefly to Libya in apparent violation of a ban on any reference on the air to the ongoing unrest in a number of Arab countries.“I have been suspended because I said I was the guide of Détente and not the Libyan guide,” Mendene said. A few seconds after Mendene made this comment, the secretary of state for radio and television information, Federico Abaga, came and “told the studio technician to turn off the microphone,” Mendene said. “He asked me to leave not just the studio but also the station.”Mendene added that he was hit by Abaga’s bodyguard as he left the radio. This was confirmed by several other people speaking on condition of anonymity.Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the way government officials censor public media journalists and programmes. The suspensions are not only unjust but also absurd as the government cannot continue indefinitely to cover up political events that are shaking the world.Reporters Without Borders already condemned the news blackout on unrest in the Arab world on 15 February, when writer, blogger and magazine editor Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel went on hunger strike . “Information minister Jeronimo Osa Osa, who is also the government’s spokesman, issued clear directives to the staff of the state radio and TV broadcaster, RTVGE, not to cover the unrest in Tunisia and Egypt,” the organization said at the time.Reporters Without Borders has learned that Afrol News (afrol.com), an international news website that is critical of Equatorial Guinea’s government, has experienced a sharp fall in the number of online visits by people based in Equatorial Guinea. It is unclear if this is just a technical problem or if the government is trying to block the site, but it is becoming more and more difficult to access from inside Equatorial Guinea.Equatorial Guineas is ranked 167th out of 178 countries in the 2010 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index while its president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, has been on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Predators of Press Freedom” for years . Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Organisation News Reporters Without Borders condemns a wave of government censorship in the past few days at Radio-Télévision Nationale de Guinée Équatoriale (RTVGE), a state-owned broadcaster that is kept under very close surveillance by information minister Jeronimo Osa Osa. May 18, 2020 Find out more Equatorial GuineaAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Equatorial Guinea Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News June 15, 2020 Find out more Equatorial GuineaAfrica March 4, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 In wave of censorship, authorities suspend state radio broadcasts, journalist to go further News RSF_en last_img read more

Abd al Majid Tamer and Mahmoud Asem Al-Mohamed arrested

first_img Organisation May 31, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Abd al Majid Tamer and Mahmoud Asem Al-Mohamed arrested Abd al Majid Tamer and Mahmoud Asem Al-Mohamed, two journalists working for Kurdish news websites, were arrested. A month later, they had still not been brought before a court and Reporters Without Borders had no information about their whereabouts. RSF_en center_img Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

Censorship and violence against press in Kashmir

first_img News Organisation March 3, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting News India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img Follow the news on India RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 IndiaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders calls on the Indian authorities to put an immediate stop to the censorship and violence against the media in Kashmir that has been prompted by a wave of protests against Indian rule. At least 13 journalists were beaten by police yesterday in Srinagar, local TV stations are being censored and a curfew is making it hard for newspapers to bring out their issues.“This latest crisis in Indian Kashmir must not be used as a pretext for subjecting the press to more violence and obstruction,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Journalists must have all the guarantees they need, including permanent passes, to be able to work freely despite the curfew. We also call on the police authorities to investigate the violence by certain elements that have led to injuries in the ranks of the press. If no sanctions are adopted, the door will be left open for more abuses. Finally, we call for an end to the censorship of local TV stations, which is a clear violation of the right of Kashmiris to be informed.”At least 13 journalists were beaten by members of the Central Reserve Police Force in Srinagar as they tried to get to their offices yesterday despite the curfew introduced earlier in the day. The journalists had passes issued on 11 August but the police members said they were no long valid.The injured journalists included Bilal Bhat, the Sahara Samay TV station’s bureau chief in Srinagar, who had several ribs broken, and his cameraman, Muzaffar. Ajaz Ahmad of News X, Jehangir Aziz of ETV’s Urdu service and Amin War of The Tribune newspaper were also injured.The curfew prevented the publication of regional newspapers today, including the daily Greater Kashmir, which posted this message on its website: “Due to unavoidable circumstances, the print edition of Greater Kashmir will not be on the stands on 25 August. We regret the inconvenience to our readers. This was the first time in the past decade that GK staffers could not reach the office due to restrictions.”An Indian newspaper’s correspondent in Srinagar told Reporters Without Borders: “I had to go through 20 checkpoints to get to my office and each time I was subjected to the same humiliation and the same questions about my work as a journalist.”The authorities yesterday asked local TV stations not to broadcast reports liable to “excite” the population until further order. TV executives and editors were summoned and told it would be preferable if they suspended news programmes and just broadcast entertainment. The government claimed that reports broadcast by certain stations violated the Cable Television Network (Regulation) Act 1995.It was on the basis of this law that a Srinagar judge yesterday finally ordered the TV stations to suppress their news programmes and just carry entertainment.Groups of journalists responded by staging street demonstrations against the violence and censorship. “Let the press work” said the placard brandished by one Srinagar reporter.Indian troops patrolling the streets of Srinagar and other cities in the region today used megaphones to call on the population to stay at home. Demonstrations planned by Kashmiri political parties have been banned. Several demonstrators were shot dead for violating the curfew. Help by sharing this information News August 25, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Censorship and violence against press in Kashmir IndiaAsia – Pacific February 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Feds Award Grant for Wildfire Cleanup, Humanitarian Aid

first_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Feds Award Grant for Wildfire Cleanup, Humanitarian Aid CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Monday, January 4, 2021 | 4:10 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of a grant of up to $25 million to create jobs addressing debris cleanup and delivery of humanitarian aid to those affected by last year’s wildfires across the state, including residents in Los Angeles County.As part of the allocation to the California Department of Employment Development, an initial award of $8,364,268 will create disaster-relief employment for 10 counties — Los Angeles, Fresno, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sonoma, according to the federal agency.Since early September, more than 8,600 blazes have burned across the state, charring more than 4.1 million acres.Los Angeles County had a series of wildfires in 2020, the largest being the Bobcat Fire, which broke out in the Angeles National Forest near Azusa on Sept. 6 and scorched more than 115,000 acres. Twenty-eight homes were destroyed and 87 were damaged.The Bobcat Fire came dangerously close to Mt. Wilson and threatened some homes in Sierra Madre and left Altadena on evacuation alert.In eastern San Diego County, the Valley Fire blackened 16,390 acres, destroyed 30 homes and 31 outbuildings, damaged 11 other structures, and left three firefighters injured after erupting in Japatul Valley on Sept. 5.Supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, National Dislocated Worker Grants temporarily expand the service capacity of dislocated-worker training and employment programs at the state and local levels by providing funding assistance in response to large, unexpected economic events that cause significant job losses, according to the federal Labor Department. Subscribe 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Top of the News center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Community News Herbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Win cinema tickets

first_imgWhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre.To be in with a chance answer the following question and email your answer to [email protected] by 9am on Monday October 3.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up What is The Girl With All The Gifts about?A. ZombiesB. WerewolvesC. Vampires Facebook Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Email TAGScompetitionlimerickOdeon CinemaOdeon LimerickThe Girl With All The Gifts center_img Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print NewsWin cinema ticketsBy Alan Jacques – September 29, 2016 676 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleLimerick gardai set to strike after latest ‘insulting’ proposalNext articleLimerick grandfather tells court of death threat Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Pentagon deploys troops to fuel COVID-19 vaccine drive

first_img Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 5, 2021 Twitter Local NewsUS News Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Pentagon deploys troops to fuel COVID-19 vaccine drive TAGS  Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: February 5Next articleRussia expels EU diplomats over Navalny as tensions rise Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Concert series

first_img WhatsApp Hot summer nights logo Downtown Odessa Inc. and Odessa Arts have scheduled Hot Summer Nights Concert Series at 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9 at the Noel Heritage Plaza, 321 W. Fifth St. Mariachi Armonia will be the featured entertainment for Friday. In the event of inclement weather, shows will be moved to Odessa High School. The event includes local food trucks, as well as children’s activities. Bring the lawn chairs and blankets. Ice chests are allowed, but alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Go online to see the rest of the concert series lineups. Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Facebook Previous articleREUNIONS: June 23Next articleClay Hantz Digital AIM Web Support Facebookcenter_img Local News By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter TAGS  Concert series WhatsApplast_img read more

Concern at Donegal Airport after laser is pointed at plane coming in to land

first_img Concern at Donegal Airport after laser is pointed at plane coming in to land Gardai are investigating an incident in which a laser beam was shone at a plane coming in to land at Donegal Airport at the weekend.The incident was reported to Air Traffic Control by the pilots, and a report was filed with the gardai and the Irish Aviation Authority.Eilis Barrett is Operations Manager at Donegal Airport. Speaking to Greg Hughes on today’s Shaun Doherty Show, she said this is a potentially dangerous activity……………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/plane1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – March 12, 2013 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp News Google+center_img Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleCauseway hospital diverting patients to Derry and AntrimNext articleLetterkenny – Galway cancer bus service under serious financial pressure News Highland last_img read more

Dunfanaghy campaigners welcome HSE letter but warn there’s a long way to go

first_img Google+ Dunfanaghy campaigners welcome HSE letter but warn there’s a long way to go 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleMc Hugh welcomes Donegal allocation for harbour repairsNext articleMcIlroy ends up nine off the pace admin Homepage BannerNews Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – February 22, 2016 Twitter It has been claimed that despite reassurance from the HSE that they would like to keep the health centre in Dunfanaghy, its future is still very much in the balance.Last week the HSE wrote to Cllr Seamus O’Domhnaill saying a number of options were now being considered in retaining the services in Dunfanaghy, on foot of warnings that a negative HIQA report could mean the closure of the facility for good.Member of the Dunfanaghy Action Community Network group Micheal McClafferty welcomes the letter, but says there are still many factors to consider:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/mclcaffraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

Convenience Of Wife Has To Be Preferred Over That Of Husband While Considering Transfer Petitions In Matrimonial Disputes: Kerala HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesConvenience Of Wife Has To Be Preferred Over That Of Husband While Considering Transfer Petitions In Matrimonial Disputes: Kerala HC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK8 Sep 2020 6:59 AMShare This – xIn matrimonial disputes, while considering transfer petitions, the convenience of the wife has to be preferred over the convenience of the husband, the Kerala High Court observed in an order passed on Monday.The Court observed thus while allowing a Transfer Petition filed by a wife, against whom the Husband had filed divorce petition before Family Court, Pathanamthitta. She sought transfer…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn matrimonial disputes, while considering transfer petitions, the convenience of the wife has to be preferred over the convenience of the husband, the Kerala High Court observed in an order passed on Monday.The Court observed thus while allowing a Transfer Petition filed by a wife, against whom the Husband had filed divorce petition before Family Court, Pathanamthitta. She sought transfer of this case to the Family Court, Thiruvananthapuram. She contended that she has no source of income and she is depending upon her aged father for her livelihood. She said that she has nobody to accompany her to Pathanamthitta to attend the court proceedings and thus it will be convenient to her to attend the court proceedings at Thiruvananthapuram, where she resides.As the husband did not enter appearance though a notice was served to him, the Court said that it has to be taken that he has no objection in transferring the case to the Family Court, Thiruvananthapuram.”It is well settled that in matrimonial disputes, while considering transfer petitions, the convenience of the wife has to be preferred over the convenience of the husband. “, Justice Shircy V. observed referring to a few earlier judgments in this regard.In Sumita Singh v. Kumar Sanjay [2000 KHC 1889], the Supreme Court had allowed a transfer petition filed by a wife by observing thus:”It is the husband’s suit against the wife. It is the wife’s convenience that, therefore, must be looked at, The circumstances indicated above are sufficient to make the transfer petition absolute.”. Similar observation was made by the Supreme Court in RajaniKishor Pardeshi v. Kishor Babulal Pradeshi [(2005) 12 SCC 237].  The Andhra Pradesh High Court had, taking note of the above judgment of the Supreme Court, observed in Sailaja V.V v. Koteswara Rao [2003 KHC 3105]) that in matters concerning the transfer of matrimonial cases, it is the convenience of the wife which has to be taken into consideration by the Courts.Case name: RESHMI RADHAKRISHNA vs.  SHIJU ALEX VARGHESECase no.: Tr.P(C).No.296 OF 2020Coram: JUSTICE SHIRCY V Counsel: Advocate SHIBI. K.P.Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more