Journalists killed, injured as security situation worsens

first_img News News Help by sharing this information Organisation United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF A TV presenter was killed and a cameraman was wounded when the Saudi-led coalition carried out air strikes that shook the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, on 20 April, a day before Saudi Arabia announced the end of its Operation Decisive Storm in Yemen. to go further February 26, 2021 Find out more April 24, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists killed, injured as security situation worsens RSF_en Follow the news on Yemen February 11, 2021 Find out more YemenMiddle East – North Africa News The air strikes targeted a Houthi-controlled missile base in the south Sanaa district of Fajj Attan located near Al-Yemen Al-Youm TV, a TV station linked to former President Saleh. The missile base also contained arms and munitions depots.Four Al-Yemen Al-Youm TV employees were killed and around ten were injured. Those killed included Mohamed Rajah Chamsan, who was one of the station’s presenters and was also a presenter on Yemen FM. The Al-Yemen Al-Youm TV building sustained damage forcing the station off the air for more than an hour.According to local hospitals, more than 30 people were killed and around 350 were wounded in the air strikes.Chamsan was struck in the head by shell fragments while near the Al-Yemen Al-Youm TV building with cameraman Abdallah Al-Chakry, who was seriously injured.In a video posted on YouTube, Al-Yemen Al-Youm TV journalist Nabil Al-Ayani said Chamsan was in a car about 100 metres from the building when it was hit by a missile.Reporters Without Borders is extremely worried by the decline in the political and security situation in Yemen. In recent months, many journalists have been the targets of threats, physical attacks or abduction by Houthi rebels or unidentified persons. Rebels have also stormed many media outlets.“We call on the authorities and all parties to the conflict to respect the work of media personnel,” Reporters Without Borders programme director Lucie Morillon said. “Targeting journalists involved in reporting activities constitutes a grave violation of the Geneva Conventions.”According to the International Federation of Journalists and its partner, the Yemeni Journalists’ Syndicate, Al-Yemen Al-Youm TV had to evacuate its headquarters in late March for security reasons after a phone call from a coalition member warning that it was regarded as a military target.A military spokesman for the coalition had moreover warned that media groups linked to the Houthi rebels or to former President Saleh constituted legitimate targets.According to local sources, the explosion at Al-Yemen Al-Youm TV was one of the biggest in Sanaa since the Saudi-led coalition launched its offensive against the Houthi rebels on 26 March.Yemen is ranked 168th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions Receive email alerts January 6, 2021 Find out more Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months YemenMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

Ruling accepts importance of protecting journalistic sources

first_img Organisation Receive email alerts ArgentinaAmericas RSF_en News Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites ArgentinaAmericas News News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia to go furthercenter_img Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world September 10, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ruling accepts importance of protecting journalistic sources November 19, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Argentina December 4, 2019 Find out more The prosecutor-general of Argentina’s Neuquén province, Richard Trincheri, has dismissed a suit by provincial social security and labour minister Luis Manganaro to try to force the daily paper Rio Negro to reveal its sources for a story implying the minister was involved in an embezzlement scandal.”No judicial or police body can or should carry out investigations that threaten the privacy of journalistic sources,” he said in a ruling reported by the paper on 9 September. “The newspaper cannot be sued for false accusations when it has not made any.” He said it had simply reprinted the content of a legal complaint that had been filed. The prosecutor also rejected for lack of evidence the possibility of an enquiry into supposed links between the newspaper and the intelligence services.————————————————————-20.08.2004 – Provincial government threatens privacy of journalistic sourcesReporters Without Borders today warned the government of Argentina’s Neuquén province that it was threatening democracy by pressing the daily paper Río Negro to reveal its sources for a report it published about alleged embezzlement involving a government minister. “Confidentiality of journalistic sources is the cornerstone of press freedom,” it said in a letter to provincial governor Jorge Sobisch. “Without it, nobody would dare to give sensitive information to journalists. Pressing the paper to reveal its sources is a serious threat to investigative journalism, which is vital for democracy.”We remind you that Principle 8 of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission’s Declaration on Freedom of Expression says explicitly that every journalist has the right not to reveal sources of information.”The provincial government filed a suit on 6 August asking the paper to disclose its sources for an article two days earlier that reported that public accountants were investigating suspected embezzlement by the Neuquén Provincial Bank while it was headed by the present local minister of social security and labour, Luis Manganaro. The paper said between 500,000 and 700,000 pesos (135,000-190,000 euros) were stolen from a federal funding authority, the AFIP-DGI.Manganaro called for revelation of the journalists’ sources and investigation of which legal officials may have leaked information to them. The paper’s management has called the minister’s request an “unacceptable attack on press freedom and encroachment on the independence of the judiciary.”The editor of the Neuquén daily La Nación, Hector Mauriño, noted that the case was not an isolated one and was part of long-standing government hostility towards Río Negro. All government bodies in the province cancelled their advertising in Río Negro in January 2003 after it criticised the governor for alleged corruption. News July 6, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

District ponders bylaw swearing, spitting ban

first_imgStuff.co 19 Sept 2013Foul language and spitting could be banned from central Hastings in an effort to discourage anti-social behaviour.Retailers at a public meeting last night spoke of young people brawling in the streets and intimidating the public.Hastings District Council called the meeting after a man in his 60s was assaulted by a group of youths during the weekend.Angry shop workers said councillors and police were not doing enough  to prevent young people loitering on the streets, throwing bottles and  shoplifting.Parents said their teenage children were too scared to walk into town  at night and, if they wore red, regarded as the Mongrel Mob colour,  they were “set upon”.http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/hawkes-bay/9182445/District-ponders-bylaw-swearing-spitting-banlast_img read more

INDOT public meeting announced

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is a federally mandated four-year funding and scheduling document for surface transportation projects in Indiana.Project types involving pavement and bridge facilities, projects addressing safety, congestion, mobility and emergency response can be found in the STIP. In addition, this document includes investment in various modes of transportation including transit, pedestrian trails, and bicycle facilities.Only projects in which construction and operating funds can reasonably be expected to be available, are included in the STIP. The STIP is updated every two years.States are required to develop STIPs and do so in coordination with:The Federal Highway AdministrationThe Federal Transit AdministrationMetropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs)Local Governments in Non-Metropolitan AreasThe STIP document will cover fiscal years 2020 through 2024 (INDOT fiscal year is July 1 thru June 30). More information coming soon regarding viewing the STIP on-line via the INDOT website, ways to submit comments during the public comment period and related next steps prior to document approval.As part of INDOT’s commitment to public outreach and engagement, 12 public open houses are scheduled this spring to raise awareness of the STIP, its process and to solicit input from our customers as we meet with communities around the state.During the open houses, INDOT team members will be available to engage in conversation, address questions and solicit input related to a variety of topics including project selection, multimodal, highway safety, economic opportunity, Americans with Disabilities (ADA) programs, Local Public Agency (LPA) programs, public involvement, district construction, maintenance, traffic operations and transportation planning.Speaking of planning, INDOT is updating its long-range plan for improving Indiana’s Transportation System.  INDOT’s Long Range Plan establishes a vision for future transportation investments, examining critical trends, challenges and future-year needs to provide Indiana citizens (Hoosiers) the highest level of safety and mobility possible to meet the needs of economic development and quality of life.The public open houses are opportunities for INDOT to meet with transportation stakeholders in an informal open house setting where discussions and conversations are welcomed and greatly appreciated.last_img read more

Dodgers avoid salary arbitration with catcher A.J. Ellis

first_imgThe Dodgers and catcher A.J. Ellis avoided salary arbitration Tuesday by agreeing to a one-year contract. Ellis will make $4.25 million, according to multiple reports, a significant raise from the $3.55 million he made in his second year of arbitration eligibility.Ellis, 33, batted just .191 with three home runs and 25 RBIs last year, as two extended trips to the disabled list limited him to 93 games. In four playoff games, Ellis went 7 for 13 with one home run.The new contract would make Ellis the 12th highest-paid catcher in baseball, according to Spotrac.com.The Dodgers traded for switch-hitting catcher Yasmani Grandal from the San Diego Padres in December with the intention of dividing playing time between Grandal and Ellis. A lightened workload might make Ellis’ salary more difficult to justify, but it might also make him stronger when he is on the field. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Ellis missed 38 days in April and May last season following surgery on his left meniscus. He sprained his right ankle shortly after returning and missed another 18 games.In parts of seven major-league seasons, Ellis has a .242 batting average, 28 home runs and 157 RBIs. He is highly regarded for his preparation and his ability to communicate with pitchers. The Dodgers have ranked third, second and sixth in Major League Baseball in three seasons since Ellis became the team’s primary catcher.Five Dodgers were among the 175 players who filed for arbitration prior to Tuesday’s deadline: pitchers Kenley Jansen and Juan Nicasio, infielder Justin Turner and outfielder Chris Heisey. They will exchange salary proposals with the Dodgers on Friday unless they can agree on a salary.If the two sides still cannot reach agreement on a salary, an arbitrator will decide the player’s salary at hearing at a date to be determined.The Dodgers avoided arbitration with infielder Darwin Barney in December by agreeing to a $2.5 million contract.last_img read more

ERNEST SHACKLETON TAKES $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE AS ECLIPSE AWARD WINNING APPRENTICE VAN DYKE NOTCHES FIRST WIN AS JOURNEYMAN JOCK

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2015)–Irish-bred Ernest Shackleton sat a close third early and ran gamely late to win Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature by a half length, providing America’s Eclipse Award winning apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke with his first-ever win as a journeyman, covering one mile on turf in 1:36.16.Trained by Doug O’Neill, Ernest Shackleton wheeled three-wide turning for home to notch his first stateside win, which followed a non-threatening seventh place performance in his U.S. debut, the one mile turf Eddie Logan Stakes, on Dec. 27.“I thought Drayden rode a perfect race, he rode like a journeyman,” said the ever-complimentary O’Neill. “I just told him this horse has ‘Euro-tactical’ speed, which means you want to get him covered up, but keep after him. When he saw daylight, he came running.“As far as Drayden is concerned, I really think he’s a lot like Shoemaker. He’s small, light and he’s very quiet, on the horses he rides and with the people (he deals with). I sure wish him the best.”Off at 2-1 in a field of eight 3-year-olds, Ernest Shackleton paid $6.60, $3.80 and $3.00,          following a claim of foul for interference in deep stretch from Elvis Trujillo, who rode the second place finisher, Verraco.“We did come out a little bit, we might have come out a path, but that’s about it,” said Van Dyke, who turned 20 in September. When asked how it felt to get his first win on his first day riding as a journeyman, Van Dyke responded simply, “It feels great.”Owned by R3 Racing, Cahill, Keh and partners, Ernest Shackleton got his second win from six starts and with the winner’s share of $34,800, increased his earnings to $53,018.Off at 6-1, Verraco mounted a stretch rally on the far outside, but ended up second best, finishing 1 ¾ lengths in front of Dynamite Ride. Verraco paid $5.00 and $4.20.Off at 9-1 with Tyler Baze up, Dynamite Ride sat second to pacesetter Bluegrass Sight and tired late to finish third by a head over Bluegrass Sight and paid $5.40 to show.Even money favorite Willing to Travel stumbled at the break with Rafael Bejarano and was next to last after the first half mile. He made a menacing move around the far turn, but flattened out through the drive, finishing a non-theatening fifth.Fractions on the race were 23.64, 48.16, 1:12.18 and 1:24.11.Saturday is Sunshine Millions/California Cup Day at Santa Anita and there will be special early first post time at 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. IRISH-BRED GETS FIRST STATESIDE WIN FOR O’NEILL AS HE COVERS MILE ON GRASS IN 1:36.16 –30–last_img read more