Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan

first_img RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News December 1, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists December 28, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a wave of press freedom violations in northern Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region, where at least 10 journalists have been arrested while covering peaceful protests during the past week, one has been placed in pre-trial detention and a regional TV channel, NRT TV, has again been banned. Detained journalists must be freed at once, RSF said. to go further Organisation News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Follow the news on Iraq Covering anti-government protests is becoming increasingly difficult in Iraqi Kurdistan. The latest victims have included Harem Majed, a reporter for the Bazianpress website, who was arrested in Bazian, a town in Soulaymaniyah province, on 9 December while covering a peaceful protest against the high unemployment level and Kurdish political party corruption.Karzan Tariq and Goran Mohammed, who work for the regional satellite TV channels NRT TV and Payam TV, and two journalists with the national TV channel Al-Iraqiya, reporter Amin Ahmed and cameraman Sirwan Barzan, were held for 24 hours after being arrested on 11 December in the city of Soulaymaniyah, where they were covering protests.After being arrested while covering protests in Kalar, in Soulaymaniyah province, for Radio Deng on 12 December, Mohammed Mahmod was placed in detention and was threatened with reprisals if he did not abandon his journalistic work.Rojnews TV reporter Zosk Ballak has been held ever since his arrest on 12 December in Choman, in Erbil province, in connection with two articles he wrote about the recent protests.Rudaw TV reporter Bakhtyar Kader was covering a protest started by young Iraqis in Ranya, in the northeast of Soulaymaniyah province, on 11 December, when he was attacked by a member of a unit of the Kurdish security forces, known as the Peshmerga, that had been sent to keep an eye on the area.Three journalists working for Kurdistan24 TV, Dalia Kamal, Hardy Hassan and Barham Jamal, were also briefly arrested on 13 December while interviewing passers-by about their economic situation and difficulties in the current fraught context in Soulaymaniyah.“Arresting journalists will prevent economic demands from voiced in the region,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “It is essential to allow the population to have access to all the information that is important to them. The Kurdish security forces must stop obstructing the work of journalists and must immediately release those still being held.”For the third time in recent months, the authorities meanwhile banned NRT TV from broadcasting for a week on 7 December, after security forces stormed into its Soulaymaniyah headquarters and ransacked equipment. NRT TV is run by Shaswar Abdulwahid, who founded the New Generation Movement, an opposition party, in January 2018. Three other TV channels, Payam TV, Speda TV and Rudaw TV, have also been the targets of threats designed to deter them from continuing to cover the protests.The protests against Iraqi Kurdistan’s autonomous government and main political parties, which erupted in early December in Soulaymaniyah province, have been accompanied by outbreaks of violence and have been dispersed by riot police. Many journalists were arrested during an earlier, major wave of protests in Iraqi Kurdistan in August.Iraq is ranked 162nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. December 16, 2020 Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Help by sharing this information News February 15, 2021 Find out more News Iraq : RSF and MRG ask UN experts to press for Kurdish journalist’s release RSF_en Receive email alertslast_img read more

Rank & Issue Fine Jewelry Partners with Villa Esperanza Services

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Top of the News Nadia LeeRank & Issue announced their partnership with Villa Esperanza Services. The partnership supports Villa Esperanza’s nine programs for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities.When renown jewelry designer and trend forecaster, Nadia Lee, gave birth to her little girl, she wanted to abide to the family tradition of giving her daughter a genuine gold keepsake to safeguard her peace and prosperity. After an exhaustive search, and unable to find anything in genuine gold or attractive, Nadia ultimately decided to design one herself; producing a one-off fine jewelry using her baby’s name. For Nadia, it was a necklace to be worn as a new mom to celebrate the birth of her child, in addition to being an heirloom with a personal touch when it is passed on.The partnership with Villa Esperanza Services was launched last fall after Nadia and her husband Joseph toured Villa Esperanza Services to learn more about services for children with disabilities. “As parents, we have an intuitive realization throughout the process of giving birth and upbringing a child, how precious the health and development of a child is,” Lee shares. “It is a sentiment that touches us whenever we see, read and hear of other children and their circumstances, especially ones in need. It is something we wanted Rank and Issue to embody; that along with the celebration of our loved ones, we should also give thanks, and give back.” A portion of each purchase from the Rank & Issue line supports Villa Esperanza Services.Villa Esperanza Services, established in 1961, is a non-profit serving children, adults and seniors with intellectual/developmental disabilities including more than twenty different diagnoses. Villa’s wide variety of programs and services assists more than 600 individuals and their families each year in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Villa offers nine programs including a school for children up to the age of 22 years; a Speech and Language Center and Occupational Therapy Clinic providing children, adults and seniors with comprehensive therapies; employment services; day programs for adults; and adult residences. To learn more about Villa’s collaborative approach, visit www.VillaEsperanzaServices.org.About Rank & Issue: Every single piece of Rank and Issue fine jewelry is uniquely designed and produced with absolute care, a timely process that is certain of its result. Since R&I’s methods are remarkably different from our costume jewelry workings with high-end department stores, we appreciate your patience with each order’s thorough design and production process. http://www.rankandissue.com/center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Giving Back Rank & Issue Fine Jewelry Partners with Villa Esperanza Services Customized Contemporary Fine Jewelry Business Supports Children and Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 5:02 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Samsung Heavy Wins Another LNG Carrier Order

first_imgWith the latest order, Samsung Heavy has won deals valued at USD 1.3 billion so far in 2019, including seven LNG carriers. South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries has signed a deal for the construction of one more liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier.According to the company’s stock exchange filing, the new order has a value of KRW 215.4 billion (USD 190.6 million).The contract comes from an undisclosed Asian shipowner and would see the shipbuilder construct and delivery the unit by the end of March 2022. World Maritime News Staffcenter_img Samsung Heavy earlier informed that its 2019 orderbook tagret was set at USD 7.8 billion, up 24 percent over last year’s orders amid a strong appetite in the newbuilding market all over the world, particularly for LNG ships and containerships.last_img read more