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Big improvement in media freedom seen since end of Tandja regime

first_img NigerAfrica Niger: Two journalists arrested in disturbing setback for press freedom June 30, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Big improvement in media freedom seen since end of Tandja regime News Reporters Without Borders ended a five-day fact-finding visit to Niamey today with a news conference at the Niger Press Club to present its initial findings and conclusions, including the observation that the press freedom situation has improved considerably since President Mamadou Tandja’s ouster in February 2010.Around 100 journalists and media figures attended.The Reporters Without Borders delegation, consisting of Ambroise Pierre, the head of the Africa desk, and board member Jean-Louis Saporito, met with the communication minister, the justice minister, Gen. Salou Djibo (who led the transitional government after Tandja’s removal) and several of Niger’s international partners. It met with the prime minister and is about to have an interview with leaders of the opposition MNSD party later today.The delegation also met with representatives of the National Communication Monitoring Body (ONC), which regulates the media, ONIMED (the media self-regulatory body) and the Niger Press Club, and visited the Institute for Training in Information and Communication Techniques (IFTIC) as well as most of the Niamey-based media.Despite a difficult economic environment, Reporters Without Borders found a considerable degree of diversity and plurality within both the print and broadcast media, which are all very outspoken.Although the final period of Tandja’s 10-year rule was marked by many press freedom violations, including harassment and sometimes closure of media by the CSC (the then regulatory body) and frequent spells in prison for journalists, Reporters Without Borders is aware of very few incidents since Tandja’s ouster in a military coup on 18 February 2010.Reporters Without Borders hails the desire to guarantee media freedom that has been demonstrated by both the transitional government and the new government that was elected at the start of this year.The past year and a half has been marked by significant successes and achievements for media freedom. Reporters Without Borders found that both the state and privately-owned media conducted themselves in a very satisfactory manner during the elections. The achievements include the reopening of the Press Club, whose activities in support of journalists deserve praise, and the decriminalization of media offences, which protects journalists from prison sentences.Many journalists and most media observers nonetheless acknowledge that there has unfortunately been a big increase in disparaging and defamatory articles since media offences were decriminalized in June 2010.“Decriminalization does not mean the freedom to say or write anything or to smear individuals with impunity,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Decriminalization is an achievement that must be defended, but it must be accompanied by responsibility.” The press freedom organization hails the creation of ONIMED, a self-regulatory body that has been set up to investigate complaints against the media and tell journalists when they violate professional ethics.At the end of next month, Reporters Without Borders will publish a detailed analysis of the media freedom situation in Niger and Guinea, which the organization visited last month. This report will include recommendations for the authorities and media in both countries.In the meantime, as regards Niger, Reporters Without Borders:- Urges senior government officials to continue their efforts and to confirm their commitment to the defence of media freedom. President Mahamadou Issoufou signed an undertaking to this effect as a candidate before the second round of the presidential election. He could now be the first person to do this as president.- Invites the government to consider measures that could improve the economic environment for the media (including a possible increase in assistance funds or more state advertising in the privately-owned media).- Hails the efforts of the regulatory and self-regulatory bodies (ONC and ONIMED) and supports them in their role of promoting press freedom and modernization of the media sector.- Finally, urges journalists to act responsibly and to always remember that their job is to inform. RSF_en Organisation Photo : President Mahamadou Issoufou (AFP/ BOUREIMA HAMA) News Follow the news on Niger Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information NigerAfrica The conviction of Niger newspaper editor Moussa Aksar is an attack on investigative journalism November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa July 16, 2020 Find out more to go further News May 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Arroyo tells wife he intends to carry on with hunger strike

first_img September 26, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arroyo tells wife he intends to carry on with hunger strike News to go further CubaAmericas Organisation RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Reporters Without Borders is very worried about the state of health of journalist Victor Rolando Arroyo Carmona, who has been on a hunger strike in protest against prison conditions for more than 15 days. Refusing a drip, he is extremely dehydrated. He has been in prison since March 2003 and is serving a 26-year sentence. October 12, 2018 Find out more CubaAmericas News October 15, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Receive email alerts Follow the news on Cuba Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet May 6, 2020 Find out more Elsa González Padrón, who had not seen her jailed husband, Victor Rolando Arroyo Carmona, or had any word for him for four months, was finally able to see him for 10 minutes on 22 September, the Miami-based group “Municipios de Cuba en el exilio” (Cuban municipalities in exile) has reported.González was quoted as saying that, although in a very poor condition, her husband was still alert and lucid and said he was determined to press on with his hunger strike so that he would “no longer have to undergo constant human rights violations.” She is calling for a civilian doctor to be allowed to monitor him.______________________________________________________________23.09.05 – Imprisoned journalist enters third week of hunger strikeReporters Without Borders voiced deep concern about the condition of imprisoned journalist Victor Rolando Arroyo Carmona, who today began his third week on hunger strike. His wife, Elsa González Padrón, said he was transferred to a hospital in the southeastern city of Guantánamo on 17 September but is refusing a drip and is extremely dehydrated. He has been detained since March 2003.“The Cuban government does not stop at silencing independent journalists, it also lets them die slowly in dreadful prison conditions,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Arroyo’s hunger strike worries us all the more as he is already very debilitated by more than two years in Cuban jails. We hope at the very least that he will get an improvement in conditions and we reiterate our call to the government for the release of all of the 23 journalists currently in prison.”Arroyo reportedly went on hunger strike in protest against mistreatment, in particular, the psychological torture to which he is subjected by certain prison staff. He is often put in a punishment cell and does not get the treatment he needs for chronic ailments. Fellow prisoner of conscience Félix Navarro has also reportedly been on hunger strike for nearly 10 days in solidarity with Arroyo.González, who has not been able to visit her husband for nearly four months, was turned back at the entrance to the Guantánamo hospital when she tried to visit him on 22 September.Aged 53, Arroyo is a member of the Union of Cuban Journalists and Writers. He was arrested during the spring 2003 crackdown on dissidents and independent journalists and was sentenced on 30 March 2003 to 26 years in prison.Mirtha Wong has meanwhile said she is worried about the state of health of her husband, Oscar Mario González, who was arrested on 25 July and is awaiting trial for allegedly violating the draconian Law 88. She has called for husband’s release until the trial, in which he faces a possible sentence of more than 20 years in prison. News Newslast_img read more

Remembering the best of times

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip As the class of 1959 celebrated its graduation 50 years ago, it was truly seeing the end of an era. This class was the last to graduate from the hallowed halls of the Troy High School building, which ironically was demolished exactly 50 years later.“Also in January of 1959, the Teenage Canteen moved from its location above Bryd-Waters Drugstore to a space over the Royal Tire building,” said Frances Price Davis, Troy High School Class of 1959. “The Canteen was never the same and finally closed in 1962. Those two moves changed forever the educational and recreational essence of the ‘oh-so important’ years for Troy’s teenagers.”But “time changes things.” You Might Like Nothing lasts forever so ‘Remember Me’ Journeys are not always as expected. Lesley Graham journeyed to a place that she never expected to go – to… read more Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remembering the best of times “And, how fortunate were we, the members of the Class of 1959, who had the wonderful privilege to grow up in Troy during those memorable years before the changes,” Davis said. “It was a time of a slower pace of life, walking to school, playing all over the neighborhood until after dark, spending Saturday morning – or afternoon – at the movie theater (the Enzor) for 20 cents, including popcorn or candy and a ‘coke,’ revering dedicated teachers, obeying parents (and all adults), telephone operators, who asked for ‘number please’ and then told you if the person being called was ‘out of town’ or ‘gone to the doctor.’ It was the best of times.”Every five years for the last 35 years, the Class of 1959 has met to renew friendships, relive memories, share life experiences and honor those no longer living. The graduating class of 93 members has lost 18 of its classmates.“A group of classmates, who still live in Troy and the surrounding area, meet for lunch once each month and are the planners for the reunions,” Davis said. “Some come from as far away as Eufaula, Dothan, Phenix City and Wewahitchka, Florida. Other class members are recruited for reunion duties and eagerly oblige. After all the years of gathering, the spouses have become viable members of ‘the class’ and anticipate and participate in the reunion as much as the graduates.” Published 9:12 pm Friday, June 26, 2009 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Even though the members are getting “wiser,” or “older” each reunion has a higher number of people attending than the year before. That says a lot about the Troy High School Class of 1959, its commitment to “dear ole Troy High,” and appreciation of those who led them through and the love of those who walked, with them, the hallowed halls that are now only a memory and a faded photograph or two. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Print Article The Troy High School Class of 1959, like all the classes before them, has made many extraordinary contributions to life in the Troy community, surrounding communities, the state and the nation.“Not only are members of the Troy High School Class of 1959 dedicated parents, soldiers, farmers, educators, business men and women, preachers, public servants, doctors, dentists, artists, musicians, law enforcement officers, nurses, authors, civic volunteers and philanthropists, they are generally great people and friends. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more

Kath’s Story (The Warkworth Baker)

first_imgIn 2018, Warkworth baker Kath received a request to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. Due to her personal beliefs, and because she wanted to follow the integrity of her heart, she politely refused.What followed was a couple of days of intense media coverage and ‘hate speech’ messages on her social media accounts and website which were personal and nasty. Some of the threats were physical and her home address was published.But then she ‘regained her backbone’…See the important message she has for all of us who believe in traditional marriage and want to follow the ‘integrity of our heart’. #FreeToBelievelast_img

Football Friday Scores-Week #8 (10-11)

first_imgOn the radio, The Batesville Bulldogs improve to 8-0 by defeating The Franklin County Wildcats 40 on Homecoming Night.On the web, The Greensburg Pirates snapped a very long losing streak against East Central by defeating The Trojans 34-20.Other WRBI Area Football Scores.Lawrenceburg  33    Connersville  27Rushville  53     South Dearborn  17Milan  53     Edinburgh  14South Decatur  42     North Decatur  21Union Dugger  44     Oldenburg Academy  20Madison  42     Bedford North Lawrence  3Floyd Central  54     Jennings County  30Centerville  38     Union County  7last_img