Main radio station on Anjouan island allowed to resume evening news programme

first_imgNews February 7, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Main radio station on Anjouan island allowed to resume evening news programme Receive email alerts to go further Radio Dzialandzé Mutsamudu (RDM) was told it could resume broadcasting its nightly news programme on 29 January, station coordinator Said Ali Bacar said. Since that date, listeners on Anjouan island have been able to tune in to the 9 p.m. news show, “which is mainly about international events,” Bacar said. The programme was suspended on 12 January on the interior ministry’s orders.—————————–28.01.2005 – Authorities suspend news programme of Anjouan island’s main radio stationReporters Without Borders today urged the authorities on the autonomous island of Anjouan to allow its main radio station, Radio Dzialandzé Mutsamudu (RDM), to resume its daily news programme, which were suspended at the orders of the Anjouan interior and information ministry on 13 January “until further notice.””This decision was unexpected, especially as the news programme was mainly about international news,” the press freedom organisation said.”Suspending this programme means cutting the island off from the rest of the world and undermining diversity in news reporting, which is essential in a democracy,” Reporters Without Borders continued. “We call on interior and information minister Djanffar Salim to let it resume normal programming as soon as possible, for the public’s sake.”The suspension stemmed from a recent strike by the island’s doctors. After health minister Fadhula Said Ali gave his view of the strike on the state-owned Radio Télévision Anjouan (RTA), the doctors wanted to respond but RTA refused, so they turned to RDM, which allowed them to present their side of the dispute on the air.As a result, the interior and information minister summoned RDM coordinator Said Ali Dacar Mgazi and an RDM journalist to a meeting with RTA executives at the start of January to seek an explanation.Shortly thereafter, on 13 January, the minister issued his suspension order, accusing RDM of producing “programmes that do not conform with its statutes and internal regulations.”When RDM was founded as a community radio in 1992, it focussed on culture, but there is no law preventing it from broadcasting news programme. Its 9 p.m. news programme, presented by Tex Mohamed, covered only international news, especially developments in the Middle-East. Partnered with Radio France Internationale (RFI), the radio station is based in Mutsamudu, the capital of Anjouan, which unilaterally declared its independence in 1997. Mutsamudu is the second largest town in what is now the Union of Comoros. Anjouan’s few news media struggle to survive with little funding and despite the strict controls imposed by the island’s authorities. Help by sharing this information June 29, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Follow the news on Comoros RSF_en Newscenter_img ComorosAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more News Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage ComorosAfrica Reports Organisation June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Authorities urged to publish findings of enquiry into journalist’s death in prison

first_img Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court May 31, 2021 Find out more April 23, 2021 Find out more CameroonAfrica to go further Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders regrets the Cameroonian government’s foot-dragging in the investigation into journalist “Bibi” Ngota Ngota’s death in Yaoundé’s Kodengui prison on 22 April. See previous release .At the end of April, President Paul Biya called for an investigation into the circumstances of Ngota’s death but a report on its findings has yet to be published.“We urge the Cameroonian authorities to quickly release the findings of the administrative investigation,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Light must be shed on every aspect of this matter including the conditions in which this journalist was being detained and the causes of his death. The authorities cannot carry on making evasive comments.”Cameroonian government spokesman Issa Tchiroma Bakary, who is also minister of communication, was questioned by a journalist about Ngota’s death in detention during a news conference in Paris on 8 June. Bakary, who had clearly been expecting a question on this subject, responded with hackneyed rhetoric about Cameroon’s enemies, media that “repeat and exaggerate distorted information,” and attempts to discredit his “beautiful country.” He nonetheless also tried to be reassuring, stressing that the president had ordered an enquiry into the case “so that the truth comes to light.”While sidestepping questions about Ngota’s prison conditions, Bakary pre-empted the investigations findings by saying: “Bibi Ngota did not because of lack of treatment but because he had an illness.” He nonetheless acknowledged that Ngota was not guilty of any press offence and that he was in prison because he was the “collateral victim of a false document.”Reporters Without Borders regrets that Bakary failed to mention two essential aspects of the case which are, in practice, very important for journalism and press freedom in Cameroon – the criminalisation of press offences and the fact that detained journalists are put in cells with ordinary offenders.The head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk reminded President Biya of the importance of decriminalizing press offences during a brief exchange at the Africa-France summit in Nice on 1 June. Follow the news on Cameroon News Receive email alertscenter_img News Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system CameroonAfrica May 19, 2021 Find out more June 11, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities urged to publish findings of enquiry into journalist’s death in prison Organisation News RSF_en Newslast_img read more

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RWB reiterates call for fair trial after journalist freed

first_img Receive email alerts News June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belarus RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” December 10, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB reiterates call for fair trial after journalist freed BelarusEurope – Central Asia News Organisation May 28, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News RSF_en to go further “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia Alyaksandr Alesin was granted a provisional release today subject to his being available for questioning and not leaving Minsk. The treason charge has been dropped but he is still accused of “collaborating with the intelligence services of a foreign government.”Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal to the authorities to respect his right to an impartial and open trial. Alesin spent two weeks incommunicado before the Committee for State Security acknowledged two days ago that it was holding him.————-09.12.2014 – RWB calls for immediate release of journalist held on spying chargeThe Committee for State Security (KGB) said yesterday that it has been holding journalist Alyaksandr Alesin since 25 November on spying charges that carry a sentence of five to 15 years in prison.Reporters Without Borders calls for Alesin’s immediate release and respect for his right to due process. The KGB yesterday told his family that he is charged under articles 356 and 356-1 of the Belarus penal code with “high treason” and “collaborating with the special security services or intelligence services of a foreign government.”The main suspect in the case is said to be a foreign diplomat which whom Alesin was having a drink in a Minsk café when they were reportedly detained by KGB agents.A state-appointed lawyer has requested that Alesin, who has heart problems, should be released on health grounds. Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities not to hold his trial behind close doors, the usual practice when journalists are accused of spying.——————————05.12.2014 – Where is journalist Alyaksandr Alesin?Reporters Without Borders is concerned for the safety of the Belarus journalist, a military affairs specialist, who disappeared last month and is believed under arrest for alleged spying.Alyaksandr Alesin, also an expert in economics, has disappeared from sight. According to information gathered by Charter97.org, an opposition website, the journalist was seized on 28 November by state security (KGB) agents at a cafe in central Minsk and accused of espionage.Charter97.org also reports that political figures unofficially confirmed KGB involvement. But the security agency has declined so far to issue a statement.“We are deeply concerned by the silence surrounding the disappearance of Alyaksandr Alesin,” said Lucie Morrillon, programme director of Reporters Without Borders. “We call on Belarus authorities, in particular the KGB, to disclose as soon as possible their possible involvement in this disappearance, as well as the possible charges of espionage against Alyaksandr Alesin.”The editor in chief of Belorusy i Rynok, the daily for which Alesin has worked for nearly 20 years, said on 4 December that the journalist had not come to the office since 28 November. But the editor made no further comment.According to other sources, Alesin has been out of reach since he vanished. His telephone is turned off. The Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), a RWB partner organization and winner of the 2004 Sakharov Prize, as well as the Viasna Human Rights Centre, have also expressed their deep concern for Alesin. They published an appeal to the authorities to state where he is being held.Alesin also contributes to the BelaPAN news agency and the naviny.by and Nasha Niva websites. He is known for his professionalism and for work of high quality.The journalist’s disappearance coincides with charges against two Lithuanian citizens who are accused of spying for Belarus. Charter97 and Nasha Niva raise the possibility that Belarus authorities may be using Alesin as a means of reprisal. On 3 December, the Lithuanian prosecutor’s office accused a Lithuanian citizen of having transmitted information on the armed forces to a Belarus security agency. The previous month, on 10 November, another Lithuanian, a former airline company employee, was accused of having transmitted to Minsk information on sensitive Lithuanian infrastructure, including military installations.The Ukrainian crisis is aggravating tensions between Lithuania and Belarus. The latter country’s president, Alexander Lukashenko, has criticized Russia’s annexation of Crimea, but has also welcomed establishment of a Russian airbase in Belarus planned for 2015. Lithuania and the two other Baltic countries, for their part, have had the NATO presence in the region expanded.Belarus is ranked 157th of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders 2014 World Press Freedom Index.(Photo: www.svoboda.org) May 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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OPD recovers taxidermy animals

first_img Pinterest OPD recovers taxidermy animals Pinterest By admin – March 21, 2018 Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Local NewsCrime Facebook Anyone with information in reference to this investigation is encouraged to contact Detective R. Celaya at 432-335-4937 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case #18-11961. The investigation continues. The moose is still missing — but the alligator has been recovered.The Odessa Police Department recovered some taxidermy animals reported stolen on Saturday following the execution of a search warrant, OPD Spokesman Steve LeSueur said, including a 15-foot alligator.Police also recovered one of two missing taxidermy mountain lions, a taxidermy amberjack fish, 10 of 20 missing taxidermy deer mule heads, and several dozen tools, LeSueur said.The search warrant was executed Tuesday night, LeSueur said, in the 6500 block of Opal Drive.While there haven’t been any arrests made yet, LeSueur said they have identified several suspects. It is believed that multiple people participated in the burglary.Still missing from the reported burglary is:10 taxidermy mule deer heads20 taxidermy whitetail deer headsOne full body taxidermy mountain lionTwo taxidermy elksA taxidermy mooseTwo taxidermy aoudad sheepA black 2008 Big Tex flatbed trailer bearing Texas license plate 414578JA white refrigeratorSix Jeep rims and tiresApproximately $20,000 worth of assorted tools Twitter Previous articleMan charged with sexual indecencyNext articleNew elevator motors installed at Carlsbad Caverns adminlast_img read more

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WB Coal Scam Probe-‘CBI Cannot March Army Into State To Investigate Offence In Supersession Of State Police’: Mukul Rohatgi Tells SC

first_imgTop StoriesWB Coal Scam Probe-‘CBI Cannot March Army Into State To Investigate Offence In Supersession Of State Police’: Mukul Rohatgi Tells SC Mehal Jain24 March 2021 5:45 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday commenced the hearing on the challenge to the order of the Calcutta High Court whereby it allowed the CBI to investigate a case pertaining to illegal mining and transportation of coal through Railways in West Bengal, without the State’s consent. The bench of Justices D. Y. Chandrachud, M. R. Shah and Sanjiv Khanna are considering the SLPs.The Single Judge…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 Supreme Court on Wednesday commenced the hearing on the challenge to the order of the Calcutta High Court whereby it allowed the CBI to investigate a case pertaining to illegal mining and transportation of coal through Railways in West Bengal, without the State’s consent. The bench of Justices D. Y. Chandrachud, M. R. Shah and Sanjiv Khanna are considering the SLPs.The Single Judge Bench of the High Court had ruled that the probe beyond the Railway areas (in the State of West Bengal), shall be conducted by the CBI only subject to specific consent being granted by appropriate authorities of the State of West Bengal . In an appeal preferred by CBI, a Division Bench of the High Court stayed the Single Judge’s order and allowed CBI to investigate the case without any hindrance. The case pertains to illegal mining and transportation of coal through Railways in connivance with officers of the Eastern Coalfield Limited, Railways, C.I.S.F. and some other private persons including the writ petitioner (Anup Majee).”An LPA is not maintainable in the exercise of criminal original jurisdiction. This is well settled, whether it is the Letters Patent of the Calcutta High Court or that of Bombay or Madras or even Lahore which is now available to the Delhi High Court”, advanced Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi for Majee.He indicated the relevant clause of the Letters Patent of the Chartered High Courts- ‘No appeal from High Court exercising original jurisdiction’ – which stipulates that there shall be no appeal to the High Courts at Madras, Bombay and Bengal from any sentence or order passed or made in any criminal trial before the Court of original criminal jurisdiction which may be constituted by one or more Judges of the said High Court.”‘Criminal trial before the Court of original criminal jurisdiction’ would go together. But does this phrase qualify ‘sentence or order…’ or ‘made…’? “, asked Justice Chandrachud.”We have to bifurcate the provision. The first part says that no appeal would be maintainable. The second specifies the cases to which the first part is to apply. But we don’t know the procedural law of that time…”, noted Justice Khanna.”It speaks of trial or original criminal jurisdiction. 482 is original criminal jurisdiction. After the partition, we don’t have any criminal trials in the High Court. There is no jury system here”, replied Mr. Rohatgi.”It has always been held that there is no intra-court appeal in 482″, he pressed.He indicated 2017 decision of the top court in Ram Kishan Fauji’s case, where it was held that an intra-court appeal cannot be filed before a division bench of the high court if a single judge has passed the order in a criminal case. “The contention that solely because a writ petition is filed to quash an investigation it would have room for intra-court appeal, and if a petition is filed under inherent jurisdiction under Section 482 CrPC, there would be no space for an intra-court appeal, would create an anomalous, unacceptable and inconceivable situation. The provision contained in the Letters Patent does not allow or permit such an interpretation,” a bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra, A M Khanwilkar and M M Shantanagoudar had said.Perusing the decision in Fauji’s case, Justice Chandrachud noted but whether the criminal jurisdiction relates to section 482 of the CrPC or Article 226, no LPA would lie – “They even gave the example that in the state of UP, if a plea for anticipatory bail under 226 is not entertained, there will be no LPA “.”There is no difference between the exercise of power under 226 and 482 as per the judgement “, concurred Justice Khanna.”Ours is not a borderline case. There is a challenge to the FIR. It involves an exercise of criminal jurisdiction. It is not like the lines of civil and criminal are blurred “, continued Mr. Rohatgi.”In my case, the FIR by the CBI came to be registered in November, 2020 in relation to coal being stolen from the mining area of ECL (Eastern Coalfields Ltd, the de facto complainant) despite the state having withdrawn its consent to the CBI as far back as in November 2018. The CBI could not enter the forbidden territory. Their action is entirely without jurisdiction. Sections 5 and 6 of the DSPE Act make up the federal scheme of the Constitution- that the Police is a state subject and the Central police authority cannot march their army into the state to investigate an offence in supersession of the state police…otherwise sections 5 and 6 would have been ultra vires the Constitution”, submitted Mr. Rohatgi.The hearing shall resume tomorrow.SG Tushar Mehta, for the CBI, who was on his legs in another court, was initially not too happy with the hearing commencing anyway- “I would not like to be deprived of the privilege of hearing the other side… But I leave it to Your Lordships, if Your Lordships feel that this matter cannot wait for a day or two… “, he had urged.”No, it is not like that. It is just that we have to occupy this half hour (before lunch). We have been trying to lay your hands on some matter so that we don’t have to rise right now. You can have your junior make notes today. We will give you enough time to argue tomorrow. 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Two police officers shot, one killed responding to report of cars being broken into in Alabama

first_imgiStock(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — Two police officers were shot and one has died while responding to a report that cars were being broken into in Birmingham, Alabama.The shooting happened at about 2 a.m. on Sunday, according to police.The officers approached a suspect in the break-ins and began patting him down to see if he was armed, Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said at an early morning press conference. It was then that the suspect pulled out a gun and began firing at the officers.One officer, a sergeant, was struck by gunfire and killed, while the other has been taken to UAB Hospital in critical condition, according to police.Police said one of the suspects was taken into custody, while another was injured and taken to the hospital. His condition was unknown.The police department continues to investigate the shooting, and said another person may have been involved.The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office sent prayers to the officers early Sunday. Birmingham is located in the county.It was just Saturday that 17 people at an apartment complex in Birmingham woke up to their cars broken into, according to ABC affiliate WBMA.It’s not clear if the two incidents are related. Smith said the city had been having a recent issue with vehicle thefts as well. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Climbing career ladder tops graduate wish list

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Climbing career ladder tops graduate wish listOn 31 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Employers need to offer excellent career development to attract Europeangraduates, according to research. Nearly three-quarters of the 7,322 students surveyed claim careerprogression is a priority during the three years after graduation, while morethan half say personal growth is important. More than a third of European engineering, science, and business graduatesview travel as most important. The Universum Graduate Survey 2001 also shows that graduates are looking foremployers that offer work-life balance, with 52 per cent hoping to achieve thiswithin three years of graduation. Nearly half demand increasingly challengingtasks while 45 per cent want to work abroad. Universum analyst Antje Frauenstein said, “When choosing firstemployers European graduates show strong and recurring preferences. Mostimportant to them is to get a good, fast start into working life, withextensive opportunities for career development and personal growth.” Telecoms companies are less popular with graduates this year. Nokia isdemoted to second position in the engineering and science graduates’ top 50employers list. Ericsson and Motorola have also fallen in popularity. Toppingthe poll is IT giant IBM. Management consulting is the most favoured industry with business students,with McKinsey & Company, The Boston Consulting Group, and Accenture the topthree companies cited. A number of firms have entered the ideal employers list for the first time.Newcomers to the top 50 for European engineering and science students includeAirbus, Astra Zeneca and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. New entries in the business students’ rankings include Ferrari and PorscheAG. By Katie Hawkins last_img read more

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Passive smoking issue moves under the spotlight

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Passive smoking issue moves under the spotlightOn 1 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today How the Government should regulate smoking in the workplace will come underthe spotlight at a conference this month. The Don’t Choke on Smoke conference on 9 April is being organised by theTUC, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and Action on Smoking andHealth (ASH). They will call on the Government to accept the long-delayed Health andSafety Commission’s Approved Code of Practice on passive smoking. It will alsopublish an opinion poll on the subject, and look at evidence of the levels ofillness caused by environmental tobacco smoke. The British Medical Association’s tobacco control resource centre has alsolaunched a ‘one-stop’ online database for health professionals. The TobaccoFactfile is available online. www.tobaccofactfile.org Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia remain atop CFP rankings; Utah remains 7

first_img Written by November 20, 2019 /Sports News – Local LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia remain atop CFP rankings; Utah remains 7 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailThe College Football Playoff rankings were unchanged at the top this week, with LSU first followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia.The selection committee’s third weekly rankings had little movement in the top 10, with Alabama fifth followed by Oregon, Utah, Penn State, Oklahoma and Minnesota.The committee could face an interesting decision with Alabama in the coming weeks. The Crimson Tide lost quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for the season to a hip injury Saturday. Alabama faces Western Carolina this weekend, so playing backup Mac Jones shouldn’t make much difference. On Thanksgiving weekend the Tide will face Auburn with its No. 2 quarterback, which should give the committee a better read on what kind of a team Alabama is now.center_img Associated Presslast_img read more

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HMS Ocean returns from final operational deployment

first_img View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: HMNB Devonport HMS Ocean returns from final deployment as commissioned Royal Navy ship Share this article View post tag: HMS Ocean Authorities December 20, 2017 Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean returned home to naval base Devonport on December 19, concluding her final deployment as a commissioned Royal Navy ship.The ship was scheduled to enter Devonport on December 20, welcomed by families and friends, but a forecast of thick fog brought her final operational homecoming forward by a day.Ocean, which will be decommissioned next year, left Plymouth at the end of August to serve as flagship of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 in the Mediterranean.The ship was re-tasked and diverted from her NATO duties at the beginning of September to take vital humanitarian aid to British Overseas Territories hit by hurricane Irma before returning to resume her role as the NATO group flagship and take part in multi-national exercises.On board during her deployment were Royal Marines from Taunton-based 40 Commando, helicopters from 820, 845 and 847 Naval Air Squadrons based in Culdrose and Yeovilton, and RAF Chinook helicopters.The crew of HMS Ocean are now on leave to celebrate Christmas.Related: HMS Ocean offered for sale to Brazilian NavyTurkey emerges as potential buyer of UK helicopter carrier HMS Ocean Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Ocean returns from final deployment as commissioned Royal Navy ship last_img read more

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