RSF decries Israeli decision to close Al Jazeera

first_img News RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists RSF_en Organisation May 16, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Israeli authorities not to go ahead with their plan to shut down Al Jazeera’s operations, as it would amount to censorship of the Qatari TV news broadcaster and would reduce news media pluralism in Israel and the surrounding region. The move was announced yesterday by Israeli communications minister Ayoub Kara, who said he intended to close Al Jazeera’s bureaux in Israel, revoke its journalists’ press passes and cut off its cable and satellite broadcast links in the country.Israel has for years been accusing Al Jazeera of biased coverage of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.During last month’s clashes around the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu accused Al Jazeera of “continuing to stir violence” and said he wanted it removed from Israel.At a press conference yesterday, the communications minister said almost all countries in the region, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan, had concluded that “Al Jazeera supports terrorism” and that, under these circumstances, it was “ridiculous” that it continued to broadcast from Israel.“What is ridiculous is that a country that boasts of being a democratic model for the regions falls into line with countries that are notorious enemies of media freedom,” RSF said. “Instead of taking advantage of the desire of certain Gulf states to censor Al Jazeera for purely political reasons, the Israeli authorities could instead set an example by defending media pluralism, which is essential.” Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and United Arab Emirates – the countries that have been demanding Al Jazeera’s closure as a condition for ending the unprecedented two-month- old regional diplomatic crisis – are ranked 168th, 164th, 161st and 119th respectively in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Israel is ranked 91st. Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Israelcenter_img June 3, 2021 Find out more IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression to go further News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News May 28, 2021 Find out more August 7, 2017 – Updated on August 23, 2019 RSF decries Israeli decision to close Al Jazeera IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression An employee of the Qatar based news network and TV channel Al-Jazeera at the channel’s Jerusalem office on July 31, 2017 AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP last_img read more

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A push-the-envelope marketer

first_imgErayne Gee-Hill, vice president of marketing at $220 million asset Unity One Credit Union in Fort Worth, Texas, is rarely described as “shy.”She is vocal about her passion for the credit union movement. Her enthusiasm for her work, family, and even cupcakes is contagious. And she recently envisioned a marketing campaign that turned heads.The attention-grabbing campaign, which was a collaboration with Unity One’s CEO, was called “Don’t Get Spanked by the Banks.”The clever catchphrase paid off says Andy Reed, the CEO of neighboring $21 million asset Texas People Federal Credit Union in Fort Worth.“She envisioned an edgy marketing campaign in conservative Fort Worth that produced amazing results evidenced by solid metrics,” Reed says. 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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When the pool looks so enticing it’s hard to leave the lounge

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoEverything a modern entertainer should be: spacious, relaxing, with room for a creative cook.“That Hendra location has been a real mover in the market over the last few years,’’ Mr Ferguson said.He said the opening of the nearby Racecourse Village Shopping Centre on Nudgee Rd was promoting interest in the area.The property on 407sq m is attracting interest from families but Mr Ferguson said it would suit a double income no kids couple as well.“The bedroom configuration is good for families with large living areas,’’ he said. There are four expressions of interest on this 16 Hartz Court, Parkinson house which is being sold for the first time.At 12.30pm the gavel moves to Coorparoo, 4km southeast of the Brisbane CBD, where this original Queenslander at 21 Rossmore Ave was built 90 years ago. SEE BRISBANE’S SUNDAY AUCTION LIST When you have to sleep, why not do it here in style! Welcome home! This 29 Lilley St, Hendra property could be yours on Saturday.It is a feature that will capture the attention of bidders at this Saturday’s auction.Ray White’s Dwight Ferguson has received one pre-auction offer on the four bedroom house and has one pre-registered bidder with two to three interested parties for the auction that starts at 10am.“It also has that real cool contemporary design internally.“The pool is built into the view from the entire living room.” >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<<center_img We love this aquatic touch, bringing the pool into the house via lowset windows that stretch along the side of the house.A TRIPTYCH of glass captures the inground pool and brings it into the living area of our auction house of the week, 29 Lilley St, Hendra. Being offered for sale for the first time in 90 years is 21 Rossmore Ave, Coorparoo. SEE BRISBANE’S SATURDAY AUCTION LIST At 11.30am, auctioneer Mark Frater will invite bidding for 16 Hartz Court, Parkinson, a four-bedroom house with separate living areas, a study, two and a half bathrooms and inground swimming pool.last_img read more

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O’Sullivan feeling sorry for players as Munster championship continues

first_imgMick O’Sullivan’s side would have been in action this evening if they hadn’t gone down to a shock loss against Limerick at Semple Stadium.The Treaty County face Waterford in Leamybrien at 7 o’clock with a semi-final clash with Cork the prize for the winners.Mick O’Sullivan believes his players did all they could to try and emulate last year’s success.last_img

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