Newspaper journalists arrested over coverage of military matters

first_img RSF_en Organisation July 21, 2015 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Newspaper journalists arrested over coverage of military matters News Help by sharing this information Fall and Seck were charged after being summoned to the headquarters of the investigative section of the gendarmerie in Dakar on 15 July and questioned for several hours about a report that Senegalese troops were being sent to participate in the Saudi-led military operations in Yemen.Mamadou Wane, the publisher of the newspaper Enquête, was also briefly detained the same day in connection with a report posted on the newspaper’s website about appointments within the armed forces.During their holding, all were asked to reveal their sources. “We are worried about these arrests,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Until now, Senegal has been one of the African countries where media freedom is mostly firmly established. Regional security concerns should not be used as grounds for reducing the space for democratic expression or trample the basics of rpess freddom such as confidentiality of sources. We urge the judicial authorities to drop all charges against these journalists.”A local analyst said the threat of terrorism in West Africa has rendered the Senegalese authorities less inclined to tolerate media coverage of military matters.The Senegalese parliament has delayed adoption of a new press code and has yet to decriminalize media offences. Senegal was ranked 71st out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Reporters Without Borders calls on the Senegalese authorities to drop the charges of “violating defence secrecy” that have been brought Alioune Badara Fall, the publisher of the newspaper L’Observateur, and one of his reporters, Mamadou Seck.last_img read more

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Bomb attempt against Serbian television crew

first_imgNews RSF_en News News Receive email alerts March 29, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bomb attempt against Serbian television crew News Concern about investigative reporter’s disappearance in Serbia Kosovar investigative journalist assaulted in Pristina Help by sharing this information A bomb was found on 27 March under the vehicle of a crew fromSerbian independent B92 television returning from reporting in Kosovo.Reporters Without Borders called on theSerbian, Kosovar and UNMIK authorities to find and punish the perpetrators. Reporters Without Borders has expressed shock and outrage after a bomb was found under the vehicle of a crew from Serbian independent B92 television returning from reporting in Kosovo.”If the crew had not found the bomb before it exploded, five people could have been killed in this odious attack,” the international press freedom organisation said.It called on the Serbian and Kosovar authorities along with the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) to find and punish the perpetrators in an exemplary fashion.This first attack against journalists since the recent upsurge of violence in Kosovo must not go unpunished. This would put the press in danger of fresh attacks and inflame the situation still further, the organisation said.With their driver Miodrag Novicevic, journalist Pedja Obradovic, cameraman Bosko Brankovic, his assistant Goran Stefanovic and technician Srdjan Rsumovic were returning on 27 March from Kosovska Mitrovica, in Kosovo, where they covered clashes that have shaken the majority Albanian province and left 30 dead.They had stopped in a car park at Raska, 150 kilometres south of Belgrade, when they spotted the bomb, which was not there the evening before when they left Kosovo. Police were able to defuse it. KosovoEurope – Central Asia Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage August 18, 2017 Find out more to go further Organisation KosovoEurope – Central Asia June 14, 2018 Find out more Follow the news on Kosovo June 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Castlefinn/ Castlederg Road blocked following crash

first_img Facebook By News Highland – December 6, 2018 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Google+ Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Gardai in Letterkenny are investigating an earlier crash on the Castlefinn/ Castlederg Road.The single vehicle collision occurred at around 12pm this afternoon.Donegal County Council are advising that the road is currently blocked.No further details are known. Homepage BannerNews Castlefinn/ Castlederg Road blocked following crash Google+center_img Twitter WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleIrish Water respond to road blockage between Meenaleck and RanafastNext articlePringle’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill to be signed into law News Highland last_img read more

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News story: New study shows positive impact of genetic code on TB treatment

first_img We are delighted by the results of this study which suggest that we will be able to treat patients with the right treatments more quickly. This is particularly important in an infection like TB where we know that many people who have the infection may be homeless or not have good access to the health system. Being able to choose the most effective drugs when starting treatment should lead to a quicker reduction in the infection being passed on to others. This comes after new data published yesterday, Tuesday 25 September 2018, by PHE revealed that the number of people in England diagnosed with tuberculosis is at its lowest level since 1990, raising the hope that it will soon be consigned to the history books. The paper, ‘Prediction of susceptibility to first-line tuberculosis drugs by DNA sequencing’, was published on Wednesday 26 September by the New England Journal of Medicine, and its findings announced at the United Nations General Assembly high-level meeting on tuberculosis. This international research was led by the University of Oxford and supported in the UK by the Department of Health and Social Care through the National Institute for Health Research, Public Health England and the 100,000 Genomes Project. The research also received support from the EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The University of Leeds, Imperial College London, and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine were involved in the research. Tuberculosis remains the world’s biggest infectious disease killer, claiming 1.7 million lives in 2016. The number of drug-resistant cases is rising, meaning new strategies and interventions are urgently needed if the World Health Organization’s (WHO) target to end the global TB epidemic by 2035 is to be met. PHE’s TB in England 2017 annual report is available online. Public Health England (PHE) scientists have been part of a UK-wide collaboration which found that our understanding of tuberculosis (TB) genetic code is now detailed enough to predict a person’s response to TB treatments. With rapid DNA sequencing technologies available, it will be possible to give the correct drugs to more patients, improving cure rates and helping to stop the spread of drug-resistant strains.This study was led by the international CRyPTIC consortium based at the University of Oxford and facilitated by the UK government’s 100,000 Genomes Project in partnership with PHE. It is by far the largest of its kind, covering over 10,000 TB genomes from 16 equal partner countries around the globe.Professor Derrick Crook, Director of the National Infection Service at PHE, said: Backgroundlast_img read more

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HILT Symposium 2012

first_imgThe inaugural HILT Symposium opened a Harvard-wide conversation, engaging faculty and students in dialogue, debate, and the sharing of ideas about pedagogical innovation. The event convened invited members of the Harvard community and presenters from within Harvard and externally who offered interesting and informative perspectives on teaching and learning in higher education, with an emphasis on evidence-based approaches.This symposium was organized on behalf of President Faust by a University-wide collection of faculty, students, senior administrators and staff, and was supported by the Hauser Fund. Its goals were to:Seed discussion about evidence-based innovation in educationShowcase novel, inventive, or canonically excellent approaches to teaching and learningForge connections across the University and beyond around teaching and learninglast_img read more

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Patrick County Giveaway

first_imgThis contest is over. Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning date. Entries must be received by mail or through the www.blueridgeoutdoors.com contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on August 30, 2016 – date subject to change. One entry per person. One winner per household. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled, mistranscribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and their promotional partners reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash, or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors office on or before August 30, 6:00 PM EST 2016 – date and time subject to change. Winners will be contacted by the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7 days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received.last_img read more

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Should you join a credit union?

first_img continue reading » 68SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It’s important to have a financial institution you can trust to bank with. You need to have a place to park your cash, as well as a trustworthy provider of mortgages, personal loans, and other financing needs.When it comes to picking a financial institution, many people default to a local bank. After all, there are tons of banks out there, both big and small, and they offer all different kinds of financial services. But banks aren’t your only option – you could also opt to join a credit union.Credit unions offer many of the same services as banks, but they are nonprofit organizations that are owned by their member customers. A bank, on the other hand, generally exists to make a profit for its owners, whether it’s a private company or a publicly traded company with millions of shareholders. These differences in ownership lead to differences in how banks and credit unions are run.It’s important to understand these differences if you’re thinking about joining a credit union. There are pros and cons, and this guide will help you to decide whether a credit union is right for you.last_img read more

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Synergy at last! Five Slavonian counties signed an Agreement on Joint Cooperation

first_imgThe agreement on cooperation between the five Slavonian counties, which is the basis for joint participation in the preparation and implementation of development projects in eastern Croatia, was signed yesterday in Osijek-Baranja County.It took more than 20 years to finally understand that only through synergy can Slavonia grow and develop. Better late than never, and it’s never too late. Because those who are proactive, creative, innovative and those who want and engage develop market development.Osijek-Baranja County, as the seat of scientific, economic, cultural and numerous other institutions in eastern Croatia, is a leader in the development of eastern Croatia, and the initiative on joint action towards state, European and other sources of funding Požega-Slavonia, Brod-Posavina, Virovitica-Podravina and Vukovar-Srijem counties.”We want to act and work synergistically as a region and thus act both towards the Government of the Republic of Croatia and towards the European institutions through the office in Brussels. This will strengthen our status, our lobbying and influence at the European Commission as a region, but also before the Government of the Republic of Croatia.” kazao je župan Osječko-baranjske županije Ivan Anušić.Photo: Osijek-Baranja CountyNaglasio je pri tome kako je pet slavonskih županija još uvijek zajedno u statističkoj regiji, NUTS II s gradom Zagrebom. “I will remind you that the City of Zagreb is at 125% of the EU development average, so it is more developed than the EU average. With our counties and fiscal potential, we are definitely below the EU level and of course in this way we are artificially, on paper, equally developed as Zagreb, which prevents us from quality development of EU projects, because we have a very high percentage of project co-financing. In the future, the new statistical region will consist of our counties without the City of Zagreb, as is the practice everywhere in Europe where the capitals, large cities are separate regions, not including rural parts. This is the first step in that direction and I am sure that we will do a great job for all five of our counties, as well as for Croatia as a whole. ” istaknuo je nakon potpisivanja Sporazuma župan Anušić.This Agreement also created preconditions for the joint performance of five Slavonian counties in Brussels through the office of the Public Institution of the Osijek-Baranja County Development Agency in Brussels, the realization of which is expected during the next year.Days of tourism for the second year in Slavonia They are listed as one of the first joint projects Croatian Tourism Days 2019 in Slavonia where through joint cooperation they will show the tourist potentials of eastern Croatia, which can be domestic, but also European and world tourist brand.Upravo je sinergija bila jedan od glavnih ciljeva inicijative da se Dani hrvatskog turizma održe u Slavoniji. Prije svega potrebno je bilo da se cijela Slavonija počne brendirati kao jedan turistički brend – Slavonija, na čemu se trenutno radi. Da bi se to postiglo potrebna je sinergija svih turističkih zajednica i sudionika, te zajednički plan razvoja i promocije. Drugo je da se definirana zajednička turistička ponuda i atrakcije, kao i da budu dostpune kroz jednu platformu. Tada dolaze putničke agencije na red koje do sada nisu bile i upoznale destinaciju, a upravo one prodaju turističke pakete te dovode turiste. Zato je u sklopu inicijative #DHTSlavonija, pokrenuta i komunikacija s UHPA-om da se Dani UHPA-e održe u Slavoniji, što je i confirmed.Tako će cijela Slavonija imati priliku prezentirati svoju turističku ponudu putničkim agencijama i na licu mjesta direktno upozna agente i predstavnike putničkih agencija. Kada se sve posloži i definira, tada sama svečanost Dana hrvatskog turizma dolazi kao šlag na torti i kao odlična besplatna marketing kampanja.DHT in Slavonia will be the best marketing campaign in history DHT u Slavoniji će generirati na tisuće novinarskih priloga ( milijunske medijske vrijednsoti )  kako prije, tako i tijekom i nakon održavanja manifestacije. To je prilika da se ispriča i prezentira pozitivna priča iz Slavonije, prilika da se predstavi cijela destinacija, prilika da se oduševi sudinike DHT-a, prilika da upravo oni postanu ambasadori destinacije.Thus, 2019 will certainly be a great positive turning point for Slavonia, since the UHPA Days and the Days of Croatian Tourism (Vinkovci, Osijek) will be held in Slavonia. I sincerely hope that this will be a positive moment that will wake up and startle all tourism workers, and that the destination will know how to use it in the long run, and not just once.Synergy is key, as well as not just leaving everything on paper. Slavonia does not have time to wait for the next ten years for some things to move for the better. Slavonia does not need help, but market and strategic development. And tourism is exactly the opportunity that Slavonia must seize because of its incredible potential.RELATED NEWS:IT’S OFFICIAL! UHPA DAYS 2019 WILL BE HELD IN VINKOVCIIT’S OFFICIAL! DAYS OF CROATIAN TOURISM NEXT YEAR WILL BE HELD IN SLAVONIA!last_img read more

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Sixty Australian newspapers to stop printing

first_imgRupert Murdoch’s Australian flagship media group News Corp announced Wednesday it will stop printing around 60 regional newspapers, as the troubled sector received a fresh blow from a COVID-19 advertising downturn.News Corp said papers in the states of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia would cease printing and move online. “We have not taken this decision lightly,” News Corp Australasia Executive Chairman Michael Miller was quoted as saying by the group’s Australian newspaper title.  “The coronavirus crisis has created unprecedented economic pressures and we are doing everything we can to preserve as many jobs as possible.””The suspension of our community print editions has been forced on us by the rapid decline in advertising revenues following the restrictions placed on real estate auctions and home inspections, the forced closure of event venues and dine-in restaurants in the wake of the coronavirus emergency, ” he added.Many Australian media groups had already been shifting to focus to online content before the pandemic began.The announcement follows a series of media closure announcements, including national wire AAP, which is due to cease work later this year. Topics :center_img The move has echoed a global trend. The largest US newspaper publisher, Gannett, said on Monday it was making unspecified furloughs and pay cuts for its staff.Falling readerships and the rise of Google and Facebook as dominant players in advertising has made news organizations less profitable.last_img read more

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Buyer takes the block

first_img145 Eyre St, North WardA BLOCK of units in North Ward has sold under the hammer as investor interest starts to return to Townsville’s property market.Number 145 Eyre St, in North Ward, sold at auction last month for $640,000 with three bidders vying for the property.The unit block consists of four, two-bedroom apartments with each having its own fenced courtyard.The units enjoy prime position, being in the popular suburbs of North Ward – only two blocks away from The Strand.145 Eyre St, North WardJanice Gallagher Real Estate owner Janice Gallagher said the unit block was bought by a local investor who had recently moved to Townsville.“With this property it’s also in a zone where you can go high-rise and the units have long-term tenants in them,” she said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“Because it’s so close to The Strand, that’s where you can get the most capital gains.“I am noticing an increase in the investor market and that people are becoming more confident in the market. Prices are very affordable, so you get good bang for your buck.”Ms Gallagher said she had several disappointed buyers who missed out on the unit block and were still in the market for investment properties.145 Eyre St, North WardShe said North Ward was a popular choice for investors, as it was always in demand with buyers, due to the lifestyle it offered and proximity to the CDB.The seaside suburb has on average a gross rental yield of 5.21 per cent, according to the latest CoreLogic data, current to April 2018.The average rent for a unit is $290 a week or $320 a week for a house.A total of 61.3 per cent of residents in the suburb are renters and 46.6 per cent of dwellings are units.last_img read more

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