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Intelligence agency steps up offensive against Khartoum press

first_img RSF_en April 5, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Intelligence agency steps up offensive against Khartoum press SudanAfrica Organisation Follow the news on Sudan SudanAfrica Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) ordered Al Nour Mohamed Al Nour’s suspension as editor-in-chief of the independent Arabic-language daily Al Sahafa on 3 April.At the same time, the NISS harassed Al Jazeera’s Khartoum correspondent, accusing him of unbalanced coverage and reporting “false information.”“There is this incredible situation in Sudan in which the intelligence services decide how the media are run and who they appoint,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Totally opposed to freedom of information, they call all the shots, censor articles, confiscate newspapers and harass journalists.“President Omar al-Bashir has made some conciliatory gestures in recent days, including an amnesty announcement, the release of some political prisoners and an invitation to the opposition to participate in negotiations about a new constitution, but we have seen no improvement in freedom of information. On the contrary, repressive policies towards the media have been intensified.”Al Sahafa’s management lost no time in complying with the order to suspend Nour as editor-in-chief and his name had already disappeared from the newspaper’s masthead in yesterday’s issue.Agence France-Presse quoted Nour as saying his removal may have been linked to disagreements about the censorship imposed by the security services.Al Jazeera correspondent Almosalami Alkabbakhi was meanwhile summoned to NISS headquarters on 3 and 4 April and was questioned for nine hours. He has been ordered to report for further questioning tomorrow.On 24 March, the NISS confiscated all copies of the Arabic-language daily Al-Khartoum. At the end of January, the NISS seized 14,000 copies of the Arabic-language daily Al-Sudani.Ranked 170th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, Sudan is rightly classified among the world’s ten worst countries as regards respect for freedom of information.Photo : Ashraz Shazly / AFP News Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continentcenter_img News to go further News News Receive email alerts Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal April 10, 2020 Find out more April 6, 2020 Find out more March 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Rep. Chu Votes Against Guantanamo Bay Restrictions

first_img More Cool Stuff Government Rep. Chu Votes Against Guantanamo Bay Restrictions Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 11:20 am Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 5351, a bill to bar the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The bill would, for the first time, prevent all transfers of detainees out of Guantanamo Bay, even to stand trial in a federal court. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), who has visited Guantanamo Bay and voted against the bill, released the following statement:This bill to block any and all transfers out of Guantanamo Bay defies all logic. Experts have told us that continued detention at Guantanamo Bay hurts America’s national security. And we know from experience that our federal courts are far more effective at trying and convicting terrorists. But, with this bill, Republicans are forcing an inhumane and unjust situation to continue indefinitely. It’s cruel. This bill won’t even allow us to bring a criminal to justice by putting them on trial. Instead, it demands that human beings stay locked up without charge. This is not who we are.“Our current system requires a rigorous, interagency review process before a transfer can be approved. Already, many detainees have been transferred, and we know we can do this in a way consistent with our national security and human rights. But as always, Republicans are choosing inaction. I’m deeply disappointed in the lack of respect and faith in our own justice system reflected in this bill today. It’s wrong for our security and our values.”H.R. 5351 passed by a vote of 244-174. The final vote can be found here. Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribecenter_img Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Business News HerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Signs You’re Not Ready To Be In A RelationshipHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

20 things you should know about saving money in your 20s

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Elyssa KirkhamBeing a millennial is no cakewalk. The money struggles today’s 20-somethings face are bigger and scarier than those of past generations: crippling student debt, an overly competitive job market and an economy still recovering from a recession.On the other hand, these tough fiscal and economic circumstances have taught Generation Y valuable money lessons the hard way, giving millennials a greater inclination to save and a more frugal approach to money management.This focus on savings can be a huge leg up for millennials. A well-padded savings account will enable you to achieve your most important goals and dreams, and keep you free of financial nightmares like debt, bankruptcy, back taxes and bad credit — if you do it right.Here are 20 things you should know about saving money in your 20s to help you establish a strong foundation for financial success now and decades to follow. continue reading »last_img read more

Pau Gasol Makes Eurobasket History

first_imgSpanish power forward, Pau Gasol became the Eurobasket all time scorer with 1,111 points following Spain’s victory over Hungary on Thursday.37-year-old Gasol, who plays for San Antonio Spurs in the NBA, overtook Frenchman Tony Parker’s 1,104 points to become Eurobasket top marksman. Related Gasol has been the top scorer in three Eurobasket Championships, 2003, 2009 and 2015, leading Spain to the title also on three occasions 2009, 2011 and 2015.last_img

SNOW ON THE WAY TO DONEGAL THIS WEEK?

first_imgSNOW ON THE WAY TO DONEGAL THIS WEEK? was last modified: November 28th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal snowdonegal weather SNOW could be on the way to Donegal later this week, the BBC reported last night.The TV channel forecast said there could be a snowfall tomorrow or Wednesday depending on the wind direction.However they said the couldn’t say for certain at this stage. Meanwhile Met Eireann has issued a new weather warning this morning – a Gale WarningSouthwest to south winds will increase to gale force early today on coasts from Valentia to Erris Head to Malin Head, and will extend to remaining coasts and the Irish Sea by this afternoon.Forecasters are also warning that there will be storms throughout this week and that temperatures are set to drop – with snow forecasts for next week.However at this stage it’s still too early to say how much snow could fall, said Positive Weather Solutions. last_img read more

‘This is the dream’ – Adventurer chooses Malin rest stop after 2,800km trek

first_imgIt’s destination Donegal for Derek Cullen after completing an amazing 2,800km walk around Ireland.The Dublin native, who turned his life around in a battle with loss, alcohol and depression, has decided to take a well-earned rest in a cottage on Malin Head for the next two months.The 37-year-old had been on the move for 78 days of hiking and camping around Ireland. His journey became an online sensation, with thousands taking motivation from his daily updates and inspirational messages from the wildest parts of the county. Derek Cullen. Photos by Brian Reilly Troy @brt.photoAfter completing the walk on October 31st, Derek set his sights on Donegal again to enjoy the remote landscape of Malin.How he found a place to stay was almost fate.Derek tells Donegal Daily: “Malin Head is one of my favourite places in Ireland. On the way around Ireland, I think people could see Donegal was my favourite. Malin really stood out, I think it’s because it feels like the edge of the world.”“I had my eye on this cottage years ago. It’s in one of the most remote places. I even contacted the lady who owned it and asked how much the house cost. But then a couple of months ago I was chancing my arm again and told the lady what I was doing and she rented it to me. I couldn’t believe my luck.” Derek Cullen at his home-from-home in Malin HeadDerek is planning to enjoy the solitude, the turf fires, and exploring the wild and rugged landscape of Malin until Christmas, when he’ll head home to see family. He’ll be sharing his usual open and insightful videos with followers during the stay and plans to launch his own outdoor clothing brand – Out Dare.Derek also plans to use the time-out to put pen to paper.“I haven’t started but I plan to write a book about my journey, from my low point when this started five years ago and how the outdoors changed things,” he said.In 2014, Derek was living a self-destructive life of drinking following the death of his parents. The turning point came when he decided to live for his parents instead of trying to live without them.Derek followed his passion for the outdoors and it took on incredible cycles and hikes around the Africa, Newfoundland and from Mexico to Canada. Being outdoors eased his anxiety, but he eventually had to return to Ireland to face his demons. The all-Ireland trek brought Derek on a journey of discovery – visiting amazing regions and finding himself again.“My trip around Ireland turned out to be the most exciting trip I had ever taken,” he said.“The biggest thing I learned was really simple – to appreciate where I come from and what we have on our doorstep.“I had never really gotten out there in Ireland and this opened up a whole new world to me.” Derek Cullen. Photos by Brian Reilly Troy @brt.photoDerek also traced his roots to Donegal and took the opportunity to meet with relatives this year. His grandmother Sarah Gallagher is from Creeslough and she was the sister of the famous singer, Bridie Gallagher.Derek was amazed by the welcome he received: “I went to Creeslough and the Gallagher clan were all there at their house. I got to meet my mother’s cousin and they brought me to where my grandmother was born. She worked in Ards Friary too.“I felt very connected up there. The welcome was incredible, even to this day they are still contacting me.”Those close ties to the county are just one reason why Derek is so excited to make the move to Malin on Friday.“Everyone in Donegal has made me feel at home,” he said.You can follow Derek’s experiences in Malin and beyond here on Facebook.com/derekcullenoutdoors/‘This is the dream’ – Adventurer chooses Malin rest stop after 2,800km trek was last modified: November 6th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:derek cullenMalin HeadOutdoorslast_img read more

D’Angelo Russell probable to play Friday against Timberwolves

first_imgHOUSTON — Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell participated in a full practice Thursday and is expected to play Friday against the Minnesota Timberwolves, coach Steve Kerr said.Russell, who made the trip to Houston but did not play in the Warriors loss to the Rockets Wednesday, has missed the last three games after suffering a sprained right ankle last Friday against the San Antonio Spurs. He has been staying late to get up shots after practice and shootaround this week.Averaging 19 points and 6.4 …last_img

Safe Online Shopping Tips for THE FESTIVE SEASON

first_imgThe festive season is upon us and with it comes a rise in consumer spending. With barriers to internet entry coming down in South Africa, online shopping transactions are bound to increase significantly. Let’s be honest, if you can shop in the comfort of your home with a few simple clicks, why deal with bumper-to-bumper traffic and long, unending queues?However, as convenient as it is to shop online, citizens are urged to take extra caution in a digital era that brings with it with vulnerabilities and exposes people to possible online fraud.As part of government’s efforts to improve cyber-safety for citizens, Minister of Communications & Telecommunications in South Africa, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams recently launched a cyber-security awareness campaign in Eersterust, Pretoria. The campaign creates awareness around internet usage, teaching community members the basic dos and don’ts of using the Web. According to IT Web, the campaign is driven by the National Assembly’s decision to pass the Cyber Crimes Bill.Much of our personal data is stored in cookies. (According to Mozilla Firefox, a cookie is information stored on your computer by a website you visit.) Because information on the internet is easily accessible, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development drew up the Cyber Crimes Bill to “create offences which have a bearing on cybercrime, to criminalise the distribution of data messages which are harmful, and to provide for interim protection orders, among other issues”.Increase in internet penetration and social media usage has encouraged entities like Facebook to seek appropriate partners in communities across South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa for economic cohesion in the ICT space.In a recent interview, Head of Facebook Africa, Ms Nunu Ntshingila, told Brand South Africa: “We work with NGO’s and youth groups such as JOX Africa and J Initiative across the continent to provide them with collateral focused on youth safety.”In South Africa, Facebookhas launched a Youth Online Safety Programme (Ilizwe Lam – a Xhosa word for My World) in partnership with Digify Africa. Aiming to train 1 000young people between the ages of 13 and 18 nationwide, the programme explores cyber security andprovides practical tips and guides on how to manage privacy online.How can you protect yourself online?Tips:Capitec shares the following pointers on staying safe in the digital banking space:– Never give your personal details and banking information to anyone– Treat emails and pop-up windows asking for your personal details with suspicion– Never respond or reply to an email that:– Prompts you to enter your personal details directly into the email or submit this information in any other way– Threatens to close or suspend your account if you don’t take immediate action by providing your personal details– Asks you to participate in a survey where you have to enter your personal detailsFor general cyber security tips, Cybintsolutions.com suggests:– Practicing good password management. Never leave your devices unattended. If you need to leave your device for any length of time, ensure that it is locked.– Practicing safe clicking. Be aware of attachments or links in email, especially if you don’t know the source.– Beware of Browsing. Banking or shopping, should only be done on your personal devices via a trusted network.– Backing up your data regularly. Don’t be afraid to invest in a good, secure anti-virus software that is always up to date.Additional sources: IT Web, Capitec, Cybintsolutionslast_img read more