first_img Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest March 17, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Foreign reporters still hounded, four New York Times journalists missing On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom News 18.03.2011 – Officials promise to free New York Times journalistsThe four New York Times journalists who were reported missing on 15 March were arrested in the city of Ajdabiya, Col. Gaddafi’s son, Seif al-Islam, said during an interview for ABC News. Libyan officials told the US State Department yesterday evening that the journalists will be released today.Reporters Without Borders hopes that the Libyan authorities will keep their promise.—————17.03.2011 – Foreign reporters still hounded, four New York Times journalists missingReporters Without Borders is deeply worried to learn that four New York Times journalists – Beirut bureau chief Anthony Shadid, reporter and videographer Stephen Farrell and photographers Tyler Hicks and Lynsey Addario – went missing on 15 March while reporting in the Libyan port city of Ajdabiya.In a report posted on its website yesterday, the New York Times said it had received no news of the four since the previous day. It added that it was in contact with the Libyan authorities and hoped they would be freed soon (http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/16/four-new-york-times-jou…).Shadid is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for foreign reporting. Farrell was kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held for four days, until rescued by British special forces.“The disappearance of the four New York Times journalists has come amid a climate of violence and hatred towards the media that is being sustained and encouraged by the Gaddafi regime,” Reporters Without Borders said. “In a recent public address, Col. Gaddafi described foreign TV stations as ‘stray dogs.’ His foreign minister said journalists who entered Libya ‘illegally’ would be regarded as Al-Qaeda supporters.”The press freedom organization added: “The recent arrests of journalists and the violence to which some of them have been subjected suggests that the regime is carrying out its threats. It is doing everything possible to prevent the world from seeing its counter-offensive against the rebels.”Al-Jazeera cameraman Ali Hassan Al-Jaber was killed in an ambush near the eastern city of Benghazi on 12 March (http://en.rsf.org/al-jazeera-cameraman-killed-in-13-03-2011,39781.html). Three BBC journalists were mistreated while held for 21 hours by government forces on 7 and 8 March. Brazilian journalist Andrei Netto, a staff foreign correspondent of O Estado de São Paulo, was held by the Libyan authorities from 2 to 11 March on the grounds that he entered the company illegally (http://en.rsf.org/libya-two-foreign-journalists-arrested-10-03-2011,3975…).Reporters Without Borders is relieved by the release of Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, an Iraqi reporter working for the London-based Guardian newspaper who was arrested at the same time as Netto. The Guardian reported yesterday that he had finally been freed and had already left Libya. Follow the news on Libya Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul Help by sharing this information December 17, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img LibyaMiddle East – North Africa News Organisation News News LibyaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en February 23, 2021 Find out more June 24, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img News Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Tajikistan Organisation to go further Receive email alerts TajikistanEurope – Central Asia TajikistanEurope – Central Asia November 6, 2020 Find out more According to Zafar Abdullayev, the editor of Avesta.tj, the blocking started on 29 September. He said several Internet Service Providers told him that officials had instructed them to block the sites. Since the measure has not been officially recognised, the targeted electronic media have no recourse. As their financial situation is already fragile, it could cause them significant problems.Meanwhile, the weekly newspaper Faraj has been unable to appear for the second week running as it has not managed to find a company willing to print it. The newspaper Paykhon failed to appear on 13 October for the same reason.Tajikstan’s already precarious independent press has long face hostility from the authorities and the tension has grown steadily since the start of this year. The new outbreak of violence linked to the war in neighbouring Afghanistan, and Tajikistan’s role in that war, has fuelled the flames. Last July, Tajikistan’s deputy mufti, Saidjon Sorbonkhodj, publicly urged the government to close all the independent newspapers, blaming them for the anti-government criticism and protests and singling out Faraj and Paykhon.A former Soviet republic, Tajikistan became embroiled in a civil war within months of gaining its independence in 1991. More than 50,000 people died in the war, which pushed about a tenth of the estimated 7 million inhabitants into exile. Since then, Tajikistan has suffered the consequences of the war in Afghanistan, including a disturbing level of drug trafficking (80 per cent of the drug seizures in central Asia) and incursions by Islamic militants suspected of seeking refuge in Tajikistan’s mountains.*The newspapers that have criticised the defence ministry’s military operations include Asia Plus, Faraj, Ozodagon, Negah, Paykhon, Fakty i Kommentarii, Sobytia, Bizness i Politika, Tojikiston, Digest Press and Charikhi Gardun. Newscenter_img RSF_en News August 25, 2020 Find out more May 14, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders deplores the offensive that the Tajik authorities have launched against media critical of the government, in which several newspapers have been forced to stop printing and access to many websites has been blocked. Journalist loses accreditation over report about Tajikistan’s president In an open letter published by the official news agency Khovar on 4 October, defence minister Sherali Khairullayev accused 17 newspapers* that covered an attack by militants (possibly the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan) on an army convoy in the eastern Rasht valley on 19 September of “complicity with the terrorists” and “committing a grave crime.” Despite protests from the newspapers and from press freedom defenders such as Nuriddin Karshiboev, the head of the National Association of Independent Media of Tajikistan (NANSMIT), the authorities are continuing their attacks on the media. Referring to the 1992-97 civil war, President Emomali Rakhmon accused “certain media” on 5 October of “taking their example from the 1990s and being bellicose.” Warning them against just seeking “sensationalism,” he added that “hoping for the support of their foreign protectors will not do them any good.” Other officials such as the education minister have made similar comments. There have also been more direct forms of pressure.A tax investigation into three newspapers, Faraj, Negah and Millat, was launched on 28 September. A similar investigation was started the next day at three companies that print these newspapers. Syavosh Hamdamov, the head of one of the companies, AToliyev Print, said it was “more of an attack than an investigation” and that his staff had been questioned about the newspapers.“The reaction of the Tajik authorities is disproportionate and extremely damaging to the country’s image,” Reporters Without Borders said. “They may hope to demonstrate that they control the situation but the result could unfortunately be quite the opposite. “We understand that Tajikstan’s leaders are concerned about stability, as the country was torn by five years of civil war, but repressive and illegal measures will not help.” The press freedom organisation added: “We urge the authorities to respond favourably to the dialogue proposals being made by journalists and media advocates, and to put an immediate stop to the unjustified attempts to obstruct the media.”The heads of several news media and organisations that defend the media yesterday requested a meeting with presidential adviser S. Fatoyev to discuss the problems. At the same time, the Association of Independent Media of Tajikistan urged the defence minister to give specific examples to support his charges of complicity with the armed militants.Several independent news websites are currently inaccessible including those of the independent news agency Avesta.tj and the central Asia news and analysis outlet Ferghana.ru, as well as Tjknews.com and Centrasia.ru. The government is suspected of ordering the blocking although it has said nothing on the subject. October 15, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 After using civil war spectre to gag media, government urged to dialogue Tajikistan imposes total control over independent broadcast media #CollateralFreedom: RSF unblocks eight sites censored during pandemiclast_img read more

first_imgTop Stories[COVID-19] PIL In SC Seeks Waiver Of Fee In Private Colleges And Universities [Read Petition] Mehal Jain4 May 2020 5:10 AMShare This – xThe petition by Satyam Singh Rajput, National Founder, Justice for Rights Foundation, Amit Kumar Sharma, Supreme Court Advocate, Prateek Sharma student activist, Delhi University and Diksha Dadu, a law student, also urges in that no student shall be expelled from any college or university by reason of not paying the Fees. The petition drafted by Advocate Deeksha Singh prays for a direction…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?LoginThe petition by Satyam Singh Rajput, National Founder, Justice for Rights Foundation, Amit Kumar Sharma, Supreme Court Advocate, Prateek Sharma student activist, Delhi University and Diksha Dadu, a law student, also urges in that no student shall be expelled from any college or university by reason of not paying the Fees. The petition drafted by Advocate Deeksha Singh prays for a direction to “private and public colleges including any such educational unaided institutions for providing a relief , waive off, or moratorium on academic fees for the next semester and restrict them from asking lump sum amount, and to prohibit their indulgence in inhumane activities for payment of outstanding fees after the lockdown”, “The payment of semester (bi-annual)fees for public and private colleges stands due and students and parents are not in the appropriate financial condition to make such payments either due to loss of wages or deduction of wages and therefore to compel either students and/or parents to provide for fees for the upcoming semester would further dire their current financial situation. Moreover, the present demand by the educational institutions forces parents and students to choose between basic essential commodities required to survive the lockdown and to effectively exercise their right to uninterrupted education”, urges the plea. “The reality also remains that many students and parents are supporting their educational endevours by educational or friendly loans, which further adds to the burden”, further avers the petition. It is pointed out that in the wake of such financial discomfort and mental trauma, the Central and the various state governments decided to issue notifications and orders allowing the payment of fees at the discretion of the parents and declaring that the institution cannot force the same or hike the fees. However, no such order has been passed for colleges and universities. “The right to education can only have an effective meaning if it is read as a right to continuous and uninterrupted education”, the petitioners have stressed. It is contended that universities/colleges/schools/educational institutions have adopted a “nonchalant and non-serious approach” to the said issue and are not “providing for or effectively dealing with the said issue”, forcing the students to pay the fees, “thereby imposing financial burden and causing mental agony, and endangering the wellbeing of every student during this epidemic”.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Subscribe 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

first_imgThere will be 2020 members in the Assembly of the Tourist Board of the City of Poreč for the term of office 2024-18. Pursuant to the Law and the Statute, the duty of the President of the Assembly is performed by the President of the Association, ie the Mayor of the City of Poreč – Parenzo.  After the appointment, the newly elected members of the Assembly adopted the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly and appointed representatives of the Tourist Board and representatives of the Tourist Board of Porec in the Assembly of the Tourist Board of Istria, concluded the Tourist Board of Porec. At today’s election session of the Assembly of the Tourist Board of Poreč, chaired by the Mayor of Poreč-Parenzo Loris Peršurić, an election session of the Assembly of the Tourist Board of Poreč was held at which new bodies of the Association were elected in the 2020-2024 term. Also, the current and new members of the Assembly and the Tourist Council were dismissed and appointed. In the newly elected Assembly of Poreč Tourist Board, Plava laguna dd has 6 representatives, Valamar Riviera dd has 4 representatives, travel agencies have 3 representatives, private accommodation has 3 representatives, shops 1 representative and other activities directly related to tourism 1 representative.center_img Pursuant to the Law on Tourist Boards and the Promotion of Croatian Tourism and the Statute of the Tourist Board, the number of representatives of Community members or the number of representatives of individual groups of Community members in the Community Assembly is determined in proportion to the share of each member of the Community. an individual member may have a maximum of 40% of the representatives in the Assembly. As a share of the Community’s income, the membership fee and 25% of the tourist tax paid by an individual member or a certain group of members to the Community in the year preceding the elections are calculated. Photo: Pixabay.comlast_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A graveyard marker that was recently removed from a burial plot has been returned to its site and staff of the City of Fort St. John shared a public apology on its City of Fort St. John FB page.On October 30th, 2019, a public post was made to the Fort St. John FB page by Trish-Allen Dyck that her husband noticed the city of Fort St. John Public Works department had completely removed the wooden cross and plot marker for her parent’s plot.- Advertisement –The FB post received immediate attention from the public and responses from Mayor Lori Ackerman, Councillor Becky Grimsrud and Councillor Trevor Bolin.It is not clear as to why this gravesite marker was removed as it has stood in its place for nine years, according to Dyck’s FB post. On the FB post, Councillor Grimsrud offers a sincere reply and information as to where the confusion could be stemming from.Thursday, October 31st, Dyck posted the following update to the original FB post.The same day the cross was returned to its burial plot and the grass sodded by the staff of the city.Advertisement To view the group where Dyck made her post; CLICK HERE To view the post by the City of Fort St. John staff; CLICK HERElast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Chris Baker of Hilliard has been promoted to executive director of Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, a 501 (c) nonprofit, public charitable organization. Established in 1985, the foundation strives for measurable agricultural community improvement in Ohio by supporting projects that focus on agricultural education, the environment and economic growth in rural, suburban and urban areas. In his position, Baker is leading the Strong Foundation campaign, which has a goal of building a stronger Ohio by supporting local programs, funding scholarships and driving economic development. Baker joined Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation in 2015 as its director of development and has been interim executive director since April. Previously, Baker worked as director of development and marketing for RiteCare of Washington in Seattle and in various executive roles with Boy Scouts of America. He is a 2003 graduate of Wittenberg University with a bachelor’s degree in Russian area studies. He also is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He grew up on a farm in Miami County, and he and his wife have two children.The foundation’s board consists of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation board members and staff as well as representatives from the agricultural industry and the public. The foundation recently launched the Fisher Fund for Lifelong Learning and has several scholarship endowments that include the Cindy Hollingshead Scholarship Fund, Darwin Bryan Scholarship Program, Women’s Leadership in Agriculture Scholarship Program, Foundation Scholar Award, Dr. Jack Judy Scholarship and Ralph Grimshaw Scholarship.last_img read more

first_imgWe explore French artist and filmmaker Hervé Cohen’s “Life Underground,” a hybrid art installation documentary collaboration with Tonian Irving.All images via “Life Underground.”We live in a world that is somehow both highly connected (through complex transportation systems and online communities) yet also very divided — by political, social, and ethical boundaries. For one French filmmaker and interactive designer, Hervé Cohen, art presents a way to connect the dots.At this year’s SXSW Conference, Cohen’s “Life Underground” exhibit — a part of the SXSW Arts Program — showcases how this documentary filmmaker can use a traditional medium (film) in a non-traditional way by creating an interactive exhibit that allows audiences to seamlessly travel between 13 different subway stations across the globe. At each stop, audiences encounter three different stories of people from different nationalities, orientations, and worldviews for a broader appreciation of the whole.We chatted with Cohen about his project, the idea behind it, how he did it, and what he hopes it will accomplish.The Cinematic Beauty of the UndergroundOne of the biggest goals I have for this project is to reveal the beauty of underground places. It’s very cinematic. I’m from Paris originally, where I know my city and my subway, but I’m fascinated by exploring other urban transit environments and meeting the people who travel them every day.“Life Underground” is about as ambitious a project as they come — it spans continents, cities, and perspectives. From Montreal to Los Angeles to Hong Kong and back to Madrid, Cohen’s vérité -style camera follows both foot traffic and people at rest while interviewing subjects along the way.An Interactive DocumentaryOriginally the idea was to do a feature-length documentary, but for now it’s meant to be used online on a computer as a individual experience, or to be viewed as an installation where it’s a shared experience — just like people would share space in a subway.Cohen’s installation at SXSW is meant for both online and in-person audiences. At SXSW, the exhibit is set up in an intimate room with four large-scale, free-standing projections, each looping through more than 10 passenger stories; however, online, viewers can control the experience by clicking through the different stops however they’d like.A Point A-to-Point B LifeSubways are usually channeling in and out of big metropolitan areas where you have people from all different places on Earth brought together. It’s the same urban point A-to-point B lifestyle that brings people together. Different backgrounds, but the same human energy.Cohen talks a lot about the odd juxtaposition each city represents. On one hand, each environment is completely different from the others in regards to languages, colors and people; however, on the other hand, because they are such heavily populated areas, the same divisiveness is persistent throughout.Capturing Authentic MomentsFor most of the production, I primarily shot on a Sony a7S II — which because of its small size people wouldn’t usually pay much attention to me. At each city, I had an assistant, who would also serve as translator, working with a Zoom H6 to record ambient sounds and the interviews.The Sony a7S II really is about as inconspicuous as they come. However, Cohen’s genuine nature and artistic approachability allowed him to connect with people and film the interviews in a meaningful way. As you watch, people open up about their dreams, their fears, their anxieties, and the other aspects of their daily lives. When you watch several at the same time, these stories begin to blend together in a way that is both soothing and fascinating.“Life Underground,” like its subjects, is an ongoing project. Cohen plans to continue capturing more cities’ subways — Warsaw is now complete, and Taiwan is up next. To find out more about the project, and experience it yourself, take a look here.For more coverage of the artists and filmmakers at SXSW, check out some of these articles.SXSW Tips: How to Take Your VR Experience to the Next LevelTips from SXSW: Filming with Your Camera in MotionSXSW Discussions: 7 Tips on How to Develop a Digital DocuseriesSXSW Talks: The 7 Key Factors to Revamping Decades of CodeInnovative Production Tips from the Filmmakers of SXSWlast_img read more

first_imgIndia vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI Brief Scores: India (324/4) beat New Zealand (234) by 90 runs to take 2-0 lead in 5-match series. Bracewell (57), Kuldeep (4/45), Bhuvneshwar (2/42). FULL SCORECARDFormer India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin was all praise for the Indian team after their yet another clinical performance against New Zealand in the second one day international at Mount Maunganui on Saturday.India thrashed New Zealand by 90 runs in the match to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal one again joined forces to trouble the opposition batsmen.Kuldeep and Chahal took six wickets between them to rattle New Zealand’s chase of 325 runs at the Bay Oval. Kuldeep finished with 4 for 45 while Chahal ended with 2 for 52.India, who won the toss and opted to bat, rode on man-of-the-match Rohit Sharma (87), Shikhar Dhawan (66) fifties to post 324 for four. Captain Virat Kohli scored a valuable 43 while Ambati Rayudu hit 47 before MS Dhoni blasted an unbeaten 48 off 33 balls. Kedar Jadhav one again proved his worth with some lusty blows in his 10-ball 22 not out to help India to a challenging total.”It was yet another dominant performance by the Indian team, especially spinners. No doubt, Doug Bracewell batted well, played the way he naturally does. But the top order also needed to play their natural game. Until you find ways to read Kuldeep and Chahal, you will not succeed. It’s still easier to play a finger spinner but very difficult to bat against wrist spinners,” Azhar told Sports Tak on Saturday.advertisement”We have a very good team and it has been performing this way for the last 4-5 years now. Not just one day, we have a very good side across formats. The standard of other teams may have gone down a little but we have just gone from strength-to-strength. Whoever will compete with us, the result will be same,” he added.Virat Kohli will be going on a break after the third ODI. He has also been rested for the three-match Twenty20 International series in New Zealand. In Kohli’s absence, Rohit Sharma will lead the side in the remaining two ODIs and the T20s.”Virat Kohli also needs rest. He has been playing continuously for a long time now. He is scoring runs consistently and is also a very active fielder, so it’s good that he is getting a rest,” Azhar said.Former India cricketer Aakaash Chopra termed New Zealand’s middle order technically and temperamentally “weak”.”We expected New Zealand to give a tough fight to India in the series. But India have been pretty dominant so far. This Indian performance has come in the absence of two key players in Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya. We have two top-class wrist spinners who don’t need any help from the pitch. The pitch at Mount Maunganui was very flat. But if you fail to read a spinner from his hands, it becomes difficult for a batsman to play. This New Zealand middle order looks technically and temperamentally weak,” Chopra said.The third ODI between India and New Zealand will once again be played in Mount Maunganui on Monday before the two teams travel to Hamilton for the fourth match of the series on Thursday, January 31. The fifth ODI will be played in Wellington on February 3.Also Read | Good that lot of guys are competing for one all-rounder’s slot: Kedar JadhavAlso Read | Feeling good: Rohit Sharma after match-winning knock vs New Zealand in 2nd ODIAlso Read | Fearless cricket paid off, says Virat Kohli after India destroy New ZealandAlso Read | Kane Williamson frustrated and gutted after New Zealand lose to India againlast_img read more