Bimonthly decides to suspend publication after receiving threats

first_imgNews Organisation News RSF_en February 13, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent RwandaAfrica to go furthercenter_img Reports RwandaAfrica Follow the news on Rwanda BBC Africa’s “disproportionate and dangerous” dismissal of a journalist The publisher of the bimonthly Ishema, Fidèle Gakire, decided jointly with the newspaper’s board to suspend publication for a month on 28 August as a result of the serious threats he has reportedly been receiving. The newspaper has had problems ever since it ran an opinion piece in mid-July that called President Paul Kagame a “sociopath.”“Ishema’s decision reflects the unease that independent publications often feel in Rwanda,” Reporters Without Borders said. “After being taken to task by the pro-government High Media Council, the newspaper apologized and its publisher was sanctioned. He has nonetheless continued to be the target of threats and a smear campaign and this has prompted him to temporarily suspend operations.”Gakire quickly apologized after the High Media Council, the state-run media regulatory body, ruled that the reference to the president as a “sociopath” was libellous. The newspaper’s editor, Didas Niyifasha, resigned claiming the article was published without his knowledge. At the same time, the Forum of Private Newspapers suspended Gakire for six months as a member.Gakire then lost no time in bringing out a special issue of Ishema with the word Imbabazi (Sorry) on the cover and virtually nothing inside but old articles praising the president which the newspaper had published in the past.The authorities and pro-government journalists hailed Ishema’s reaction and praised media self-regulation.But a member of the public complained to the High Media Council a few days later claiming he had been wronged by the newspaper. Then Ancilla Mukarubuga, a woman living in the Kigali district of Gasabo, said she had been shocked by articles published in Ishema and, in her neighbourhood, collected 1,500 signatures to a petition for sanctions against the newspaper. Finally, Gakire reported receiving serious threats in recent days.A debate about media self-regulation is meanwhile under way in Rwanda and a new media law is being discussed in parliament. It would transfer responsibility for media regulation from the High Media Council to a panel of journalists. As first step to creating this self-regulatory body, Rwanda’s journalists have just adopted a new code of professional conduct. April 6, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News August 31, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bimonthly decides to suspend publication after receiving threatslast_img read more

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This week’s business round up in brief

first_imgThis week’s business round up in briefOn 14 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. • Banking and finance union Unifi has warned that London jobs are underthreat with the merger of Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Bank, despite claims thatmost of the 1,500 jobs lost will be in Germany. The deal is expected to deliver cost savings of £1.75bn a year by 2003 andthe new business will be called Deutsche Bank. But Unifi spokesman Dai Davieswarned that UK jobs could be threatened because unions were stronger in Germanyand there was no Unifi recognition in either of the London banks.The merger of the two largest listed German banks is the biggest shake-up inthe country’s financial services industry for 50 years. www.thisislondon.com BA chief Ayling steps down after four years• Chief executive of British Airways Bob Ayling announced his resignation onFriday after four years at the helm.Ayling, a former lawyer, said the demands of his four years in charge hadtaken their toll and it was time for a new chief executive to step in.Chairman Lord Marshall will take up the role until a successor is found,with the management team reporting to him. Ayling said he intended to take a break with his family before consideringfuture career options.Shares in the airline rose sharply following the news, with trading up morethan 12 per cent, before easing back. Ft.comTesco staff pensions hit by Budget tax rules • Supermarket chain Tesco’s 170,000 employees will have to to boost theirpension contributions by an extra 0.5 per cent because of changes to tax rulesin the July 1997 Budget. In that Budget pension schemes lost a tax credit awarded on theirinvestments.Employee contributions in the Tesco staff scheme will rise from 3.75 to 4.25per cent. Daily Mail Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Outdoor Updates: Stinky Thru-Hikers Removed from Airplane

first_imgOn October 15, two Appalachian Trail thru-hikers were asked to leave their Frontier Airlines flight shortly after boarding because at least one of them had what crew members described as offensive body odor. The hikers had just finished their northbound hike and claim they had showered and were wearing clean clothes. The hikers were escorted off of the plane, given travel-sized toiletries and told that they could attempt to fly the following day. The first winter weather of the season brought northwest winds between 30-40 mph, temperatures that plunged into the teens and 2-4 inches of snow to some parts of WNC.   Stinky thru-hikers removed from airplane because of their smell Pennsylvania high school student dead after falling while hiking Sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway remain closed after winter storm Both the hikers and a representative of the airline told Outside that the hikers were flying on a buddy pass and that those traveling with these non-revenue generating tickets are held to a higher standard of hygiene. The hikers eventually found a friend in Boston who took them to a thrift store to buy new clothes and allowed them to shower. They made it on to another flight the following day.center_img Portions of the Blue Ridge Parkway are still closed following the Arctic blast that brought gusty winds, freezing temperatures and snow to WNC. The parkway is closed between Mile Marker 443 and Mile Marker 455.7 due to ice and snow and Mile Marker 367.5 to Mile Marker 375.7 because of ice and snow. The road is also closed between Mile Marker 344.2 and Mile Marker 355.5 because of debris and fallen trees. Further north, the parkway is closed between Mile Marker 234.1 and Mile Marker 242.3 because of ice and snow. In Virginia, the parkway is closed between Mile Marker 66.3 and Mile Marker 76.4 due to wintery weather. A seventeen-year-old high school student at Archbishop Carroll High School has died after falling off of a cliff at World’s End State Park in Sullivan County, PA. Luke DePiano was on a camping trip with his older brother and two cousins when the tragedy occurred. He was walking off-trail, through some underbrush, when he plunged 35-feet and sustained a catastrophic head injury. Neither DePiano nor anyone in his party had been to the park before. “Luke was a talented and loving man, full of enthusiasm and promise,” school president Francis Fox told CBS 3. “The entire Carroll community mourns this deep loss and extends our support to the DePiano family.” “At Frontier Airlines we love the outdoors and welcome adventurers onboard our flights every day,” Zach Kramer, manager of corporate communications, told Outside in an email. “The comfort of our customers while onboard is always top of mind and our team will work with passengers to ensure everyone has an enjoyable flying experience on Frontier, including addressing any hygiene-related concerns that may affect fellow flyers.” last_img read more

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McIlroy named golfer of the year

first_img McIlroy also played in all five sessions as Europe won the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, claiming three points as the United States were defeated 16.5-11.5 “To be named the European Tour’s Golfer of the Year for a second time is a huge honour and one I am extremely proud of,” he said. “If I had won any one of those four titles it would have been a good year, but to win all four, to win The Race to Dubai, and to be part of another fantastic European victory in The Ryder Cup, means it is a great one. “This award is a very nice way to round off the year. The European Tour has always been good to me, so it is always special to be recognised in this way. Hopefully I can have more years like this one and win the award again.” The award is decided by a panel comprising members of the Association of Golf Writers and commentators from television and radio and McIlroy has been awarded the honour for the second time after also winning in 2012. European Tour chief executive George O’Grady said: “The 2014 season will go down as one of the greatest in the European Tour’s history, and it will be defined by Rory McIlroy’s astounding accomplishments on the global stage. “Europe’s performance to retain The Ryder Cup and Martin Kaymer’s dominant victories in the US Open and Players Championship on the US PGA Tour alone would have made it a year to remember for European golf, but Rory’s victories in four of the biggest championships on our international schedule will ensure the story of this season is retold for many years to come. Quite rightly, therefore, it is Rory who receives our Golfer of the Year Award for 2014. “Rory is a fine ambassador for the game of golf and a loyal supporter of the European Tour, as he has shown with his backing of the Irish Open next year, so we are all very proud of his success, not only during this year but across his career to date.” The Northern Irishman won the Race to Dubai and topped the PGA Tour money list, as well as winning the Open Championship and US PGA Championship as he reclaimed the world number one spot. The 25-year-old also won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, and adds the honour to the Golf Writers Trophy he was awarded last week. Rory McIlroy has been named the 2014 Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Year after a stunning season on both sides of the Atlantic.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Dzumhur: The Goal is to stay in the First Group, I want to get into the Top 60

first_imgThe best BH tennis player Damir Dzumhur held a press conference at the premises of the Olympic Committee of BiH, at which he talked about the performance of the team on Davis Cup.Moreover, Dzumhur became the ambassador of the Museum of War Childhood. The aim is to promote partnership between top-level sport and culture.“As for the Davis Cup, we finally managed to go in the first group after seven years. This time we had the chance, we played well throughout the season, and their best player Berankis was injured. Our goal is to stay in the first group. We will play against Poland in the first round and I think it’s an opportunity to make a spectacle. I think we can do it, and even if we lose we have the opportunity to correct that score against Hungary. We will try to pass and fight for a duel with the Netherlands,” said Dzumhur.“I am satisfied with my season. I achieved a lot of things that I wanted. We are constantly improving and I think that everyone in my team can see that and be satisfied. I have had a tough schedule in recent weeks, I traveled a lot. It is the end of the season, and a bit of fatigue is present which can be seen in the results, but I hope that I will succeed to sort it all out and to make a few results that will “push” me in the Top 60,” said Dzumhur.“I was hoping for a better result, but a lot of the things influenced on that day I was not in the best shape. The Olympics came at a bad time. I came to the second part of the season without a break. I got sick on the first day, and I was on antibiotics. I wanted to achieve victory and I am very sorry for that. I hope to achieve a better result in Tokyo, which is my goal,” said Dzumhur.“After a few days of rest in Sarajevo, I am traveling in Morocco. I will play two Challenger tournaments in Moscow. Later will follow Moscow, and Vienna, and the last is Masters in Paris. I hope that this will be my last tournament of the season and that I’m going to end the season with it. I did not want to go to Asia because I thought that I will not be able to achieve a good result due to the long trip. I am defending 80 points by the end of the year and those are only points from Casablanca. I am the only player between 60th and 100th place who defends 80 points, so that chances to fix my placement are really good,” said Dzumhur.Damir has become an ambassador of the Museum of War Childhood.“Museum of War Childhood has been created for a year and a half ago and we expect it to be open in the next few months. The museum is a continuation of the book that we wrote earlier. Today, we already have 3,000 items in the collection. The first ambassador of the museum is Damir Dzumhur, which makes me very happy. He belongs to our war generation, and we want to promote professional sport. Among other things, we want to say that peace has no alternative and that the future is in the sport, in this example, in museums and on the tennis courts,” said Jasminko Halilovic.“I would like to thank Jasminko, who recognized me as one of the ambassadors. Many of you already know that I was born in 1992 in the war, and thank God I do not remember these things, but I’ve heard a lot of things and there is a connection. I hope that we will present ourselves in the best way possible in sports and culture.”(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more

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