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first_img RussiaEurope – Central Asia Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RussiaEurope – Central Asia News = Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img May 21, 2021 Find out more March 24, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Support the last independent TV station! News News RSF_en Follow the news on Russia Help by sharing this information Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Court clears journalist facing 15-year jail sentence

first_imgcc: Attorney General Abdel Maguid Mahmoud Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution November 23, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court clears journalist facing 15-year jail sentence News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Mr. Mamdouh Mohy Al Din MareyMinister of JusticeJustice BldgMagles El Shaab StreetCairo Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information News News Follow the news on Egypt Reporters Without Borders, an international press freedom organisation, would like to draw your attention to the case of Allam Abdel Ghaffar, a journalist who was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a court in the Cairo suburb of Gizeh on 23 October.Mr. Ghaffar wrote an investigative report about alleged irregularities at VACSERA, a manufacturer of vaccines and biological products, that was published in the weekly Al-Yom Al-Sabi on 30 March. The newspaper issued a correction at once when it emerged that documents that Mr. Ghaffar had used to support the report’s allegations were forged.Mr. Ghaffar had been unable to verify the authenticity of the documents and their provenance in the absence of a legislative framework clearly regulating access to information and its circulation. The real crime was the forging of the documents (whatever the purpose), not the unintentional dissemination of false information based on them.Moreover, the general principles of law have not been respected in this case. No account was taken of the right of defence. Unaware that the trial was taken place, Mr. Ghaffar was unable to hire a lawyer to defend himself. The verdict and sentence were issued in his absence.The principle of proportionality between offence and penalty was nor respected either. Found guilty of a crime for which he was not responsible, Mr. Ghaffar was given a 15-year sentence although the relevant jurisprudence establishes a five-year sentence for proven cases of deliberate dissemination of false information.In view of the disproportionate nature of the sentence and the serious irregularities that marked the trial, Reporters Without Borders urges you to use your power to have Mr. Ghaffar’s conviction quashed. Dear Justice Minister, center_img News Reporters Without Borders hails the decision by a criminal court in the Cairo suburb of Gizeh on 21 November to acquit Allam Abdel Ghaffar, a reporter for the daily Youm7, of charges of disseminating false information and forging documents.At a hearing on 24 October, the court’s prosecutor had called for 15-year jail sentence for Ghaffar, who was never given a chance to defend himself in court.Reporters Without Borders sent an open letter to justice minister Mamdouh Mohhieddeen Mari on 24 October describing the charges as baseless and the sentence as disproportionate, and calling for the prosecution to be withdrawn. (More information:,38688.html).———-28/10/2010Disproportionate sentenceJournalist gets 15-year jail sentence after illegal trialReporters Without Borders sent an open letter today to justice minister Mamdouh Mohieddine Mari urging him to ensure that journalist Allam Abdel Ghaffar’s conviction is quashed. Ghaffar was sentenced last weekend to 15 years in prison on charges of disseminating false information and forging documents. He was unaware that the trial was taking place. We thank you in advance for the attention you give to this request. Receive email alerts to go further Jean-François JulliardSecretary-General February 6, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en Paris, 27 October 2010 February 1, 2021 Find out more Respectfully, January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

‘May View Road’ appearing at studio 116 tonight

first_img Print Article Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson May View Road will be at studio 116 in support of the upcoming release of their album so those who attend will have an opportunity to hear the music before it hits the airwaves.Admission to “May View Road at studio 116” is $8 or $15 for two.Tables will be available for those who would like to bring food and beverages to enjoy during the performances.Studio 116 will be open throughout the day and will also have an outside venue. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Published 11:00 pm Friday, October 26, 2012 “Inside the studio will be the gallery exhibits,” Rich said. “At the outside venue, we’ll have woodturning demonstrations, chair caning and pine straw basket weaving. We’ll also have pumpkin carving. There will be a $10 charge to cover the cost of the pumpkin but we’ll furnish the carving tools and offer any assistance.”The 21st Peanut Butter Festival is the first opportunity Rich and his wife have had to participate in the harvest and heritage celebration as downtown business owners.“We enjoyed the festival in the past and are excited to be a part of it in another way,” he said. “We are proud to have this opportunity to use what we do to attract more folks to Brundidge. The Peanut Butter Festival is a great event and we hope everyone will take this opportunity to enjoy a day in downtown Brundidge.” “May View Road” is coming to studio 116 in downtown Brundidge tonight and what better way to bring the 21st Peanut Butter Festival to a close than with music played by the band of a hometown girl.Tori Lee Averette and her husband, Ed, of May View Road will bring the 21st Peanut Butter Festival to a close at studio 116 tonight.Tori Lee Averette and her husband, Ed, are May View Road and they will bring their special brand of music to town.Chris Rich, who owns and operates studio 116 with his wife Sara Dismukes, said May View Road plays American, jazz, folk and roots music so the band will appeal to different interests and ages. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Storiescenter_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen You Might Like E+Me opens on the square in Troy Chelsea Haisten grew tired of driving to Montgomery or Enterprise in search of outfits for her daughter, Emmy. Instead of… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Next Up“Not long ago, Tori and Ed were featured at Open Mic Night at studio 116 and everyone really enjoyed them,” Rich said. “We are excited to have them back with their band, May View Road.”The concert at the gallery will begin at 7 o’clock tonight. T.J. Winters and Perry Brown will open for the May View Road concert that will begin around 8 p.m.Rich said Winters and Brown have been featured at studio 116 and are popular solo performers. By Jaine Treadwell ‘May View Road’ appearing at studio 116 tonight Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

‘Captain Okunbo at 60’ Pro-Am Invitation Golf Tournament Ends TodayÂ

first_img“We have witnessed competitive golfing actions since Monday when the caddy category through Tuesday while the professionals tournament takes centre stage on same day for their final match.“So, today, being the final day, the guests ladies and special guests will open the day tee-off by 6.30am, just after the amateur men handicap 0-17 and ladies handicap 0-28 follow in the same order while the professional final match day tee-off immediately which will eventually lead to the closing and presentation of prizes later in the evening.” MD/CEO Kaydees said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The weeklong golfing activities at the Captain Hosa Okunbo at 60 Pro-Am Invitation Golf Tournament holding at the Benin Club golf course, Benin City will come to end today.The golf tournament which teed-off on Monday February 12, featured about 300 professional and amateur golfers who came from different golf clubs across the country for the event put together by the Benin Club Golf Section in honour of the philanthropist, who also is the patron of Benin Club.The chief host of the tournament, Kingsley Ehi Okunbo, the MD/CEO of Vision Air Products, expressed satisfaction at the turnout of golfers taking part in the tournament that teed-off in honour of Captain Hosa said the tournament has lived up to expectation.Okunbo remarked that earmarking the sum of five million naira as prize money for the professional golfers was the highest in the history of the professional golfers in Nigeria, adding that various other prizes would be awarded to all those who distinguished themselves at the event.Meanwhile, part of the activities outlined for the closing day is the amateur men handicap 0-17 and ladies handicap 0-28 follow in the same order while the professional final match day tee-off immediately which will eventually lead to the closing and presentation of prizes later in the evening.last_img read more

10 months agoAC Milan midfielder Bakayoko: Chelsea must decide my future

first_imgAC Milan midfielder Bakayoko: Chelsea must decide my futureby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko doesn’t expect a decision about his future at Chelsea until June.Bakayoko has shone over last month for Milan after a difficult start to the season.After victory over SPAL, the midfielder said: “I do not think anything special has changed. I continued to train and work hard and when you do so things change. I’m happy because I’m playing well with the team. “The future? I’m happy here but it’s not my decision, it’s the club and Chelsea. At the end of the season we will talk to understand what to do.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoLeicester boss Puel: My players deserved this win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester boss Puel: My players deserved this winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJamie Vardy produced the winner for Leicester City at Everton on Tuesday.Vardy raced away and finished expertly just before the hour mark after a defensive mistake from Michael Keane presented him with some room to run in behind the Everton back line.Afterwards, Foxes boss Claude Puel said: “I think we had a disappointment after the game against Cardiff. “It was important to have the right reaction in this situation. I am happy, of course, about my players and about their work and togetherness today.“They gave their best, it was the same thing against Cardiff. I think against Cardiff, we lacked a little more freshness to have the efficiency and precision in their play – good pass, good touches, good control and good moves, all these things.“It was difficult also for Everton to find a solution against us because we defended very well, deep, with togetherness and quality.“After, I think it was difficult after our recovery to have good moves and it was important in the second half to try and use some good opportunities when we recovered the ball.“We tried to score. With the ball recovery and a good assist from Ricky (Ricardo Pereira), he gave a good ball with good timing and space for Jamie [Vardy]. We know the quality of Jamie in this situation.” last_img read more

ESPN Announces College Football Broadcast Teams For Fall, Kaylee Hartung To Be Featured More Prominently

first_imgESPN's logo in red and white.ESPN has announced its college football broadcast teams for the fall. Most of the teams are similar to last year – Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Heather Cox are still the network’s top team and will call the primetime Saturday night game on ABC; Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe will have the prime Saturday night contest on ESPN. There are some changes, though. Among them: Kaylee Hartung, everyone’s favorite sideline reporter, has been promoted to ESPN’s Thursday night team with Joe Tessitore, Jesse Palmer and David Pollack. Maria Taylor will take Hartung’s sideline spot for the SEC Network’s top Saturday game. Beyond thrilled to join ESPN’s Thursday night crew and keep rolling with SEC Nation on Saturdays. Let’s go!!— Kaylee Hartung (@KayleeHartung) August 6, 2015Only Kaylee Hartung can make Nick Saban smile.— Curtis (@Curtos07) February 4, 2015Here are the full pairings, from ESPN.    Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 12.11.34 PMESPN. Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 12.11.42 PMESPN ESPNESPNThe season can’t get here soon enough.Related: Kaylee Hartung Commits Cardinal Sin Of Baseball >>>last_img read more

ZIM Reschedules USD 115 Mn of Debt Payments

first_imgzoom Israel’s cargo shipping company ZIM Integrated Shipping Services has reached an agreement with its creditors to reschedule payments of USD 115 million, during a period of up to 12 months starting from September 30, 2016. With this deal, announced as part of ZIM’s financial results for the three-month period ended June 30, 2016, the company said that it maintains its financial stability and will continue to develop its growth plan.During the second quarter of the year, ZIM reported a loss of USD 74 million and positive operating cash flow of USD 17.6 million, compared to positive operating cash flow of USD 86 million for the second quarter of 2015. The company carried 617,000 TEUs during the period, representing a 6.9% increase compared to the first quarter of the year.ZIM said that the first half of 2016 was characterized by historically low freight rates as the average freight rate per TEU carried was USD 903 in the first half of 2016, reflecting a 24.8% decrease compared to the respective period last year.As a result of significantly lower freight rates, total revenues in the quarter decreased by 19.8% to USD 611.8 million, compared with USD 762.9 million in the same period last year.“The very challenging market situation impacts the industry as a whole. Our strategic business plan, focusing on select markets where the company has a competitive advantage, is keeping ZIM in the top of the industry in terms of EBIT margins. The company keeps investing in customer service excellence and on-time delivery to our customers, as evident in a recent first place ranking awarded to ZIM in a schedule reliability performance report,” Rafi Danieli, ZIM’s President and CEO, said.last_img read more

BC Wildfire Service bringing additional personnel to tackle fires north of Fort

first_imgThe Kahta Creek fire is burning approximately five kilometres south of another 6.5 hectare fire next to the Alaska Highway north of Buckinghorse River. While firefighters have completely surrounded the smaller fire with hoses, the Kahta Creek fire is currently uncontained, and has burned over 1,000 hectares. Reynolds said that the fire is currently burning in an easterly direction away from the Alaska Highway and not threatening any properties.The Milligan Hills fire, which is around 10 kilometres west of Milligan Hills Provincial Park, has also grown to over 1,000 hectares, though it is also not currently threatening structures at this time. Reynolds said that the Wildfire Service has made a request for two Incident Management Teams to be brought in to Fort St. John to deal with those two fires, which are the largest fires during near Fort St. John.A Conair Aerial Firefighting Avro RJ85 air tanker at the North Peace Airport. Photo by Chris NewtonCrews are also planning to begin attack operations on the Beatton River fire, which is located northwest of Prespatou near Nig Creek and has grown to around 500 hectares in size. Reynolds said that the fire has grown quickly because of windy conditions and the large amount of fuel in the area. Reynolds added that while several fires have grown quickly in size in the past few days, the current situation is much less dire than two years ago, since none of the fires are currently threatening any property. She said that crews are prepared for an anticipated spike in fire activity over the next month, as forecasters are calling for the usual pattern of increased thunderstorm activity heading into June. The Peace River Regional District also announced on its website this morning that it is currently monitoring the situation. It says that no evacuation alerts and no evacuation orders have been issued at this time, but that updates will be posted on the PRRD’s website and Facebook page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The BC Wildfire Service will be bringing in more crews today to respond to a number of fires that flared up north of Fort St. John on Tuesday.Amanda Reynolds, Fire Information Officer with the Prince George Fire Centre, says that hot and windy conditions on Tuesday helped to fan the flames of several spot fires sparked by lightning over the weekend. Reynolds explained that two fires in particular have ballooned in size since Tuesday, when their smoke plumes were first noticed by fire crews from the air.A map showing the locations of wildfires burning north of Fort St. John. Photo by BC Wildfire Service.last_img read more