Iraqi security forces attack reporters covering protests

first_img Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Internet News Members of several TV crews were injured in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square on 1 October when they tried to film demonstrators being driven back by teargas. “Coverage of demonstrations is very difficult and different from the usual coverage of events because the crackdown on the protesters automatically affects the journalists,” Dijlah TV’s Mazen Alwan told Iraq’s National Union of Journalists. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the many attacks on journalists by security forces during the past three days of anti-corruption protests in Iraq. They constitute a disproportionate and unwarranted restriction of the right to inform, RSF said. Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Help by sharing this information While covering a demonstration on 2 October in Tayeran Square, another prominent Baghdad location, Al Rasheed TV’s Arshad Al-Hakem was arrested by police and was held for held for several hours. Two other journalists, Ahmed Al-Rekabee and Ali Fadhel, were also detained. The provincial council in neighbouring Al-Anbar province meanwhile issued an order banning “all media activity.” News “This reaction against journalists by the authorities is disproportionate and unjustified,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “Instead of banning all journalistic activities, the security forces and local authorities have a duty to guarantee the safety of journalists so that they can do their reporting.” The authorities have blocked access to various social networks including Facebook and WhatsApp since 2 October, the second day of the protests, but Iraqis continue to disseminate information about the protests by using servers that allow them to circumvent the blocking. Iraq is ranked 156th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. to go further December 28, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Iraq February 15, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News In Diwaniyah, 180 km south of Baghdad, several sources reported that a special forces unit prevented journalists from working. A video shows Dijlah TV reporter Zaid Al-Fatlawi being grabbed and hit by this unit while others intervened. “He’s a journalist!” someone can be heard saying. The video ends when a soldier put his hand over the lens and orders the person filming to stop. Organisation Receive email alerts IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Internet News October 4, 2019 Iraqi security forces attack reporters covering protests Reporters for at least 14 media outlets have been the targets of these attacks, which began on 1 October, the days the protests suddenly erupted, and have taken place throughout the country. December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Call for action against suspected masterminds of journalist’s murder

first_imgNews April 2, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today appealed to the government to act against those who ordered the 19 January killing of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink as five people, some of them extreme rightists, were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder.“We are alarmed at the possible political implications of the case, whose outcome is very important for Turkey’s future,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “Those who carried out the murder must not be the only ones to be punished. Many things point to them being supported by various prominent groups and figures. The authorities must put a stop to these machinations,” it said.Five people were arrested yesterday in Trabzon and taken to Istanbul for questioning, including the head of the Trabzon branch of the extreme-rightwing Great Unity Party (BBP), Yasar Cihan, and a member of the branch committee, Halis Egemen. Cihan was picked up after a photo was found of him with the BBP leader and Erhan Tuncel, one of the suspected masterminds of the killing and an police informer.An interior ministry report on the murder investigation by national security chiefs which was leaked to the media accuses Istanbul police chief Celalettin Cerrah of failing to protect editor Dink, who was shot dead outside the offices of his weekly newspaper Agos, even though Trabzon police has warned their Istanbul colleagues of a plot to kill Dink. The all-news TV station NTV said Tuncel had warned Trabzon police 17 times about the plot before they passed the message on to Istanbul. The record of the interrogation of one of the suspects, Tuncay Uzundal, was also reportedly forged by Trabzon police. Receive email alerts Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Help by sharing this information Newscenter_img to go further Follow the news on Turkey TurkeyEurope – Central Asia TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Organisation March 27, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for action against suspected masterminds of journalist’s murderlast_img read more

AAIU releases report into emergency landing

first_img Previous articleCarrying words to their next destinationNext articleThe rough guide to food admin WhatsApp Print Facebook Email Linkedincenter_img IRISH air accident investigators have uncovered problems, which could have potential catastrophe consequences concerning the electrical system of a number of aircraft.On January 11 last, 156 passengers and crew had a fortunate escape when they noticed a small fire onboard their Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340. The plane was en route from Heathrow to Chicago on a scheduled flight. Shortly after 12pm when the aircraft was 140 nautical miles west of Galway, the cabin crew reported a small fire in the bottom of the waste bin storage compartment of the bar unit in the upper first class area. The cockpit crew turned off the galley and commercial power circuits, but the fire persisted. The captain declared an emergency and diverted to Shannon. During the diversion, the cabin crew used five fire extinguishers. After the incident, Virgin Atlantic inspected a number of their Airbus A340-300 and A340-600. It is understood a number of these aircraft also had potential problems similar to the Shannon flight. Twitter Advertisement NewsLocal NewsAAIU releases report into emergency landingBy admin – February 13, 2009 581 last_img read more

DS5: Why the Public Capital Market is Attracting Lenders

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / DS5: Why the Public Capital Market is Attracting Lenders In the latest episode, DS5 Inside the Industry speaks with Patricia Cook, CEO for Finance of America, who discusses why lenders are seeking to access public capital markets and how she expects the mortgage industry to shift in the coming months.Why are so many lenders these days going public? Cook starts with her own company, which recently announced its IPO.”The firm was started about seven years ago with private investors and we’ve spent that time building a business that would be a public company,” she said.As to why that idea is attractive to lenders, Cook says, “it gives you the capital flexibility, the flexibility to access the capital markets over time, and will ultimately allow us to continue to invest in the business.”Click on the video to hear what else this industry expert has to say about the topic and more. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: FHFA’s Stats on Mortgage Loan Performance in 2020 Next: Is the Economy Stuck in Neutral? in Daily Dose, Featured, Media, News, Webcasts The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago February 4, 2021 1,527 Views 2021-02-04 Christina Hughes Babb About Author: Christina Hughes Babb  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Savecenter_img Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago DS5: Why the Public Capital Market is Attracting Lenders The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Government must focus on education to address unemployment problem in West

first_img Government must focus on education to address unemployment problem in West WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North The government must focus on education to pull people in the West out of long-term unemployment.That’s according to The Western Development Commission, which is calling on the government to focus on the ‘3 Es’ – education, enterprise and employment.The group says that’s the only way to tackle long-term unemployment in the region.Pauline White is a policy analyst at the Western Development Commission:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/08whit1.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Newscenter_img Twitter Facebook Google+ Previous articleProject to help sustain natural resources launched in border countiesNext articleSean Gallagher formally enters Presidential race News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – July 5, 2011 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Speculation mounts about potential Brexit deal

first_img Facebook Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Speculation mounts about potential Brexit deal Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook By News Highland – December 22, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growscenter_img Pinterest Previous article970 new Covid cases in ROI, 50 in DonegalNext articleDorrian guides Sligo to National Shield success News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Downing Street’s refusing to confirm reports the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s been talking to the European Commission president about the details of a post-Brexit trade deal.It’s claimed they’ve been examining fishing rights, one of the final barriers to reaching an agreement.With the deadline just days away, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has been updating officials in Brussels……….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/18barnier-brexit.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Hibachi grill ‘explodes’ at woman’s birthday dinner, sets her on fire

first_imgkatifcam/iStock(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — A woman celebrating her 26th birthday suffered second degree burns at a hibachi restaurant when the grill “exploded” and both she and the chef caught on fire.The incident happened on Sunday when Samantha Meyers was at Kimono Japanese Steak House in Paragould, Arkansas, to celebrate her 26th birthday with her family, according to ABC News’ Little Rock affiliate KATV.According to Myers, she said that they were all eating lunch around a freshly cleaned grill when the chef drew a heart in flammable liquid on the hibachi grill. But when the chef held a flame to the liquid, it allegedly “exploded” and both Myers and the chef caught on fire.“It happened so fast, I kind of just jumped back and I was like, ‘I’m on fire,’” Myers told KATV.Myers immediately ran to the bathroom to splash cold water on her face which had been burned in the accident. She said that her family asked for help from the employees while she was in the bathroom but that nobody at the establishment responded.Myers was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for first-degree burns on her face as well as second-degree burns on her neck and chest. Doctors also began treating her for an infection on her eyelids due to the accident.“I just feel emotionally and physically drained,” Myers said. “I’m tired and I’m hurting pretty badly.”KATV contacted Kimono Japanese Steak House on Tuesday but they declined to comment on the incident and reportedly hung up the phone.While Myers said the restaurant did not charge the family for their meals, she is planning on suing the restaurant over the accident. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Counselling may be counter-productive

first_img Previous Article Next Article Counselling may be counter-productiveOn 1 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Routine debriefing of employees following traumatic incidents may not beeffective and may even be counter-productive, a study has found. The research presented at the British Psychological Society’s OccupationalPsychology conference last month by researchers from The Institute ofEmployment Studies and Birkbeck College, London, found that a review of thestudies carried out so far into debriefing showed no differences in theincidence of subsequent traumatic symptoms between those who receivedcounselling and those who did not. The authors of the study suggest however, that even if debriefing doesn’twork it may still meet some needs: the needs of the survivors to understandwhat happened and the needs of those not directly involved to mastervicariously the traumatic encounter, overcome their sense of helplessness andsurvivor guilt and make restitution. They conclude that organisations need to set down very clear and realisticaims for any intervention they propose to use and to constantly monitor orevaluate the outcomes against the stated objectives. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

HR: Why The IQ/EQ balance is important

first_imgHR: Why The IQ/EQ balance is importantShared from missc on 23 Feb 2015 in Personnel Today Read full article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.center_img When hiring a new staff member, what are the key criteria you look for outside of the competence or experience in fulfilling the job description?We live in an age of collaboration and knowledge sharing and so the ability to positively influence situations and navigate your way around day to day scenarios with tact and diplomacy are fundamental to success. Intelligence, experience and skill are essential for success but we must stop thinking of intelligence as knowledge gained in academia. It is now widely accepted that the most successful among us have a blend of IQ and EQ, the proportions of which are widely disputed. We define and measure EQ in 5 areas. They are Self-awareness/self-control, Empathy, Social skills, Personal Influence & Motivation. So how do you screen for EQ? Here are a few questions that may help:Tell me about a time when your actions positively impacted someone else?Have you ever been in a situation where you realised that you have had to change or modify your behaviour? How did you notice this?Tell me about a time you have had to prepare yourself for a situation you knew would be negative. What did you do? How did it work out?Have you ever received criticism? What was it? Were you surprised?Tell me about a time that you were angry with someone at work. What did you do?Situational questioning will require you to observe not just the answer but how the interviewee is answering and how comfortable they are with the questions, but you will be ensuring best possible chance of securing a well-rounded professional who will flourish and succeed in a broader range of environments and circumstances. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Catz rejects secret ballot motion

first_imgA JCR motion calling for the introduction of an anonymous online voting system was voted down at St Catz. The motion appealed to change the current procedure of voting at the open meeting into “a vote via the JCR website” and to extend the voting period into a full day from “9am on the day after the meeting until 10pm the following day.” The JCR IT rep would be responsible for supervising the online vote and the results would be “posted on the JCR website and emailed to the JCR by the secretary or IT rep within 48 hours of the poll closing.” Ashleigh Ainsley, St Catz Access Rep and proposer of the motion, told Cherwell the motion aimed to combat “low attendance at open meetings.” He explained, “It was prompted by discussions with members of the JCR body who are unable to attend open meetings because of work commitments or other reasons. It also stemmed from controversial motions where people have felt pressured to vote because of their friends asking them to vote for or against.” The motion itself was voted on via secret online ballot. 84 votes came through the internet, compared with the 35 votes made at the open meeting. Within the 84 votes, there were 50 for, 33 against, and 1 abstention. The motion failed to pass because a constitutional amendment demands a two-thirds majority of votes. Opposition was mainly centred on the inefficiency of the system. Benson Egwuonwu, an ex-JCR President and third-year Law student, criticised the unnecessary slowdown of JCR affairs posed by the motion, stating, “By waiting at least 48 hours for voting results after every Open Meeting, JCR officers could miss the opportunity to raise concerns at various meetings with college staff, some of which are held before the voting results would even be released.” Egwuonwu continued, “There is a place for secret online ballots, for instance to consult students’ opinions about certain topics, or where the subject for debate is too complicated to frame in a motion. Otherwise, online secret ballots should be the exception, and not the rule. It is absolutely true that a JCR needs consent from students to function legitimately, but a JCR also needs to operate efficiently, and in this respect, the compulsory secret ballot motion would have been an encumbrance, rather than an advantage.” Another contentious issue is whether online voting would affect the attendance of Open Meetings and the quality of debates if people were not required to show up to have their votes counted. Mike Livesey, who seconded the motion, told Cherwell, “I am unsure whether allowing online voting for JCR motions would reduce turnouts and debates at Open Meetings. He conceded that “there is some credence in the fear that voters might be less inclined to vote upon an informed standpoint. The minutes of the Open Meeting would be circulated prior to voting, but that does not guarantee that every voter will read them. However, I believe the benefits of widening participation in the life of the college for Catz students vastly outweigh this comparably small pragmatic point.”last_img read more