Liberian minister threatens to arrest journalists during curfew hours

first_imgan attempt to contain the epidemic. During a radio broadcast, Fahngon warned journalists they would be arrested and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a threat by Liberia’s deputy informationminister to arrest any journalist found outside during curfew hours without a pass issuedby his ministry. This endangers journalists’ physical safety and their freedom to inform,RSF said. Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom threats to shut down media outlets that spread “fake news” and physical attacks, the state December 16, 2020 Find out more allow journalists to be outside during the 3pm – 6am curfew imposed by the government in @FrontPageAfrica Organisation of emergency proclaimed by Liberia’s government to combat the Covid-19 epidemic is proving to be a major headache for the country’s journalists. News doing their investigative reporting.” “Liberia has yet against demonstrated its propensity to obstruct journalists’ work at the whether the one issued by the union or the one given to them by their media outlet. Reports information ministry cannot use any pretext to arrest journalists and prevent them from to obstruct the media’s reporting. The PUL said it would not make journalists comply with the ministry’s new rules for Follow the news on Liberia Help by sharing this information May 19, 2020 Liberian minister threatens to arrest journalists during curfew hours Newscenter_img November 27, 2020 Find out more What with newspapers being forced to suspend print versions, the solicitor general’s RSF urges Liberian authorities to investigate threats against journalists height of the coronavirus crisis,” said Assane Diagne, the director of RSF’s West Africa The PUL denied the minister’s claim and accused him of taking a unilateral decision simply The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Fahngon and the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) clashed over the issuing of new passes that LiberiaAfrica Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalists Covid19EnvironmentJudicial harassment Liberia is ranked 95th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s Wold Press Freedom ranking established in 2020. obtaining a curfew pass and insisted they should just have to show their press card, office. “This measure is not only arbitrary but also dangerous for journalists’ safety. The RSF_en @RSF_Inter The minister accused the PUL of massively duplicating the passes he had already issued. prosecuted if they did not have his ministry’s press card. He also visited checkpoints in the The latest increase in tension came on 2 May after deputy information minister Eugene June 12, 2020 Find out more LiberiaAfrica Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalists Covid19EnvironmentJudicial harassment Receive email alerts News to go further capital, Monrovia, to tell police to arrest any journalist caught without a pass.last_img read more

Prime minister accuses newspaper of inciting terrorism

first_img May 19, 2021 Find out more News News Headlined “Fanatics raise their ugly head again,” the Daily Star article of 11 February included a photo taken in the Dhaka district of Banglamotor of one of the posters, which called for a revolt within the Bangladeshi army.Speaking in parliament on 18 February, the prime minister announced that “(legal) action will be taken against those who tried to patronise Hizb-ut-Tahrir by publishing its poster.”Her announcement came three days after a lawyer filed a complaint in a Dhaka magistrate’s court against Daily Star editor and publisher Mahfuz Anam, chief news editor Syed Ashfaqul Haque and chief photographer SK Enamul Haq.“We condemn these disproportionate reactions to the Daily Star article and we request that no judicial action be taken against this newspaper,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk. “Covering the activities of a radical Islamist group, even one that has been outlawed, is not the same as supporting it. You just have to look at the international media coverage of Islamic State to understand that. The prime minister’s statement was surprising, to say the least, and represented a denial of the right to information.”Tension has been growing between the media and certain political parties, whose supporters have been using violence against journalists. The authorities are also taking a tougher line with news outlets they regard as overly critical.Media freedom declined in 2014 in Bangladesh, which is ranked 146th out of 180 countries in the latest annual press freedom index that Reporters Without Borders published last week. Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists BangladeshAsia – Pacific RSF_en Follow the news on Bangladesh Receive email alerts to go further February 26, 2021 Find out more February 23, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prime minister accuses newspaper of inciting terrorism News News Help by sharing this information Organisation BangladeshAsia – Pacific Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina violated the media’s right to inform when she accused the English-language Daily Star newspaper of supporting the banned radical Islamist group Hizb-ut-Tahrir by publishing a report about its recent poster campaign, Reporters Without Borders said today. February 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Council could lease ghost estate houses

first_imgNewsLocal NewsCouncil could lease ghost estate housesBy admin – March 31, 2011 748 Linkedin Email Facebook WhatsApp SOME houses lying vacant on unfinished estates in the city could be used for social housing, says Cllr Tom Shortt.He told a meeting of Limerick City Council this week that with 3,500 on the city’s waiting housing list, a special case could be put to the Department of the Environment that vacant properties be allocated to the council.“We should be negotiating for the sale or lease of some of these properties – some of them could be used for social housing – we should pursue this,” he urged.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr John Gilligan pointed out that the council did not create the problem of ghost estates.“Water and sewerage is essential but we do not have the capacity to go in and finish all of the estates, but Cllr Ger Fahy said that Waller’s Close, which has 10 houses, requires just “some outside works remaining to be completed“As it is, we have vacant houses there which attract anti-social activity and become targeted”.Cllr Joe Leddin recommended that where there is a genuine problem with the provision of water and sewerage, the estates concerned should be categorised in terms of priority and value of the bonds outstanding, which in many cases, would not cover the costs involved.“We must ensure that we, as a local authority, are not out of pocket on this. Is there, I wonder, any provision for us to go in to these estates and carry out emergency works because as it is, we have people living on building sites, with fencing and hoardings torn down, and one unfinished estate has no bond – I thought this was essential to secure planning permission”.center_img Twitter Print Advertisement Previous articlePlea to bulldoze Hyde Road ‘eyesore’Next articleThomond Park to miss out on Inter Milan adminlast_img read more

Patti Sober, 57, Wellington: July 17, 1958 – Dec. 11, 2015

first_imgPatti SoberPatti (Hughes) Sober, of Wellington, died Friday, December 11, 2015 in Kirkland, Wash. at the age of 57.Patti was born the daughter of Edwin “Warner” and Charme (Campbell) Hughes on Thursday, July 17, 1958 in Berkeley, Calif.Patti was always encouraging and uplifting toward others, she would go out of her way for anyone. Patti will be remembered for her many years of excellent coaching and supporting kids and kids’ sports, her willingness to help her community, her desire for adventure, her generosity, and most of all her sweet, loving smile.  She was positive, thoughtful, and loving toward others.While living in Wellington, Patti worked as the Head Teller at Bank of Commerce, taught Sunday School at the First United Methodist Church, coached community soccer and softball teams, and was a volunteer leader of Kids Crusader Club an after school program at the FUMC.  Patti graduated from Principia College with a BA in Business and French. She excelled in sports, playing field hockey, softball, diving, and gymnastics/dancing. Because of these accomplishments, she was nominated into the Principia Sports Hall of Fame.  She also found time to go on a France Abroad trip her sophomore year and spent the summer backpacking through Europe which began her love for travel and high adventure. After graduation, Patti moved to Los Angeles and began her multi-year career with Weyerhaeuser. She was head of their security and continued working for them even after she moved to Wellington. Throughout this time she continued her love of travel and went on many wonderful trips with friends and family.  Her greatest love and accomplishment was being the mom for Houston and Dietra. She loved spending time with them – coaching and watching their sports, going on trips, cooking together, going to church, and making their own adventures. She was at her best when she was with them and loved them beyond words.Survivors include her son, Houston Sober and daughter, Dietra Sober both of Wellington; father, Warner Hughes; brother, Robert Regan-Hughes and his wife Alesia, and nephew, Ravi Regan-Hughes all of Kirkland, Washington.She was preceded in death by her mother, Charme Hughes; grandmothers, Mabel “Deed” Campbell and Ethel Hughes, and niece, Sasia Regan-Hughes.A Celebration Memorial celebrating the life of Patti will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, December 19, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church of Wellington. Please wear bright and cheerful colors to honor Patti’s joyful and vibrant spirit. A memorial fund has been established in her loving memory with the First United Methodist Church in Wellington. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

VP Pence to Meet with Florida Officials, Deliver PPE on Wednesday

first_imgPence will meet with Gov. Ron DeSantis to discuss Florida’s reopening and tourism plans.After meeting with DeSantis, the Vice President will deliver personal protective equipment (PPE) to a nursing home in that part of the state, as part of a White House initiative to deliver PPE to more than 15,000 nursing homes across the country.The vice president will then join a roundtable with hospitality and tourism industry leaders, in order to discuss their plans for reopening. Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit Orlando on Wednesday, according to a news release. Additional details about the Pence’s trip are forthcoming.last_img read more