Urgent need for parliament to debate protection of journalists bill

first_img RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” An explosion outside the Iranian embassy in Baghdad on 4 April seriously damaged the offices of the Iraqi journalists union and the satellite TV station Al-Diyar, and injured three journalists. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iraq December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Three journalists – Baghdad TV correspondent Mo’taz Al-Mashhadani, cameraman Akram Abbas and Al-Hurra TV cameraman Haidar Mohamed – were injured in a double bombing on 29 March in Karbala, 100 km southwest of Baghdad. They had just arrived at the scene of the first explosion when a second bomb went off. Al-Mashhadani was hospitalised in Karbala with serious injuries.The postponement of the protection of journalists bill was announced last December by the head of the parliamentary commission on culture and information, Mufid Al-Jazayri. Reporters Without Borders wrote to House of Representatives speaker Ayad Al-Samarrai on 22 December saying that, even if the bill would not fully guarantee the independence of Iraqi journalists, its postponement violated the undertakings given by the Iraqi authorities. Reporters Without Borders urges the Iraqi parliament to approve a much-delayed bill for the protection of journalists after several media employees were injured in bombings and other attacks in recent weeks even if they were not necessarily the targets. February 15, 2021 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan In one of the latest incidents, Al-Hurra TV correspondent Munir Assa’d survived a murder attempt when gunmen threw a grenade at him in Mosul, the capital of the northwestern Ninawa region, on 5 April, one day after he was attacked by an Iraqi army officer. Assa’d is also the regional representative of a press freedom organisation.center_img Receive email alerts RSF_en IraqMiddle East – North Africa Organisation “We condemn the indiscriminate violence and bloodshed in which civilians are the victims,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It highlights the urgent need for the Iraqi parliament to begin debating the protection of journalists bill that has been repeatedly postponed since September 2009 as it is crucial for improving working conditions and safety for media personnel in Iraq.” to go further News News News April 8, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Urgent need for parliament to debate protection of journalists bill December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Two Limerick councillors and former TD in hunt for Seanad seat

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsTwo Limerick councillors and former TD in hunt for Seanad seatBy Staff Reporter – March 11, 2016 752 Previous articleGardai investigating circumstances of fatal Limerick road traffic crashNext articleLimerick politician calls for Ministerial intervention over Dublin airport advertising blitz Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashcenter_img Facebook TAGSJohn SheahanKieran O’DonnelllimerickMaria ByrneSeanad WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Cllr Maria ByrneLIMERICK Fine Gael councillors Maria Byrne and John Sheahan are seeking election for Seanad seats it has emerged this week.Ms Byrne has been nominated for the Agricultural Panel by the Irish Greyhound Owners and Breeders Federation, it is understood.Following the closure of nominations next week, the campaign will take nominees around the country to seek support.Familiar with running a Seanad seat campaign, Cllr Byrne narrowly missed out on a 2007 seat when she lost by a single vote.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In 2011, the Fine gael cllr did not seek the nomination as she was the sitting Mayor for Limerick.A notice posted on the gates of Leinster House as the 32nd Dail sat for its first session revealed that Cllr John Sheahan was seeking also Seanad seat.In 2011, the Newcastle West councillor contested both the General Election for the newly-formed North Kerry Limerick West constituency, where he polled more than 6,200 first preferences, as well as the Seanad election.Voting is by postal ballot and the count will take place at the end of April.Former Fine Gael TD, Kieran O’Donnell who was defeated in the most recent General Election was this week put forward by the Limerick branch for consideration at a national committee meeting after all nominations are [email protected] Print Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisementlast_img read more

Syracuse defense smothers N.C. State offense, yet can’t produce turnover in loss

first_imgRitchy Desir sprang for a lofted pass just inside the North Carolina State sideline and beat Bo Hines to the ball, but couldn’t hold onto it.The ball dropped to the Carrier Dome turf. The Wolfpack’s first drive was effectively over, as Niklas Sade came on to kick and make a 43-yard field goal. It was the only way NCSU (5-4, 1-4 Atlantic Coast) could score on the Syracuse (3-6, 1-4) defense for all but 57 minutes and 46 seconds of the game on Saturday, when the Wolfpack beat SU 24-17.“Today I don’t think we did enough, we didn’t create any turnovers,” senior defensive end Robert Welsh said.It was the Orange defenders that brought the 40,787 in to Carrier Dome to their feet. They pummeled N.C. State quarterback Jacoby Brissett for eight sacks and a loss of 58 yards. They held Wolfpack rushers to 3.5 yards per carry and forced eight punts.They also lost, leaving a dominating unit to mourn its inability to force a turnover, to take the ball away from an average offense and give their own, worse offense an extra chance.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We know they’re struggling, but I guess you win by percentages,” freshman linebacker Zaire Franklin said. “So if you can keep giving them opportunities, eventually they’re going to score.”N.C. State’s offense barely did. The Orange pass rush got to Brissett too quickly. He could avoid the first blitzer and sometimes the second, but he was held then brought down repeatedly.The heat SU brought became inevitable. As soon as the quarterback saw pressure, his eyes dropped. There weren’t going to be any downfield outlets on the run. Just more of the SU defense swarming to the ball, jumping into each other in celebration afterward and making way for the Orange offense.N.C. State went ahead 17-14 in much the same way Welsh scored against Wake Forest two weeks ago, dropping a defensive end of its own into coverage to run back an interception.The Orange defense couldn’t pull off the feat of sending a 250-pound lineman barreling into the end zone or have one of its defensive backs snare a ball out of the air from a taller opponent.SU’s was beating itself up for not getting a turnover.“I think they beat us in turnover margin and they did score a touchdown, so as far as that, N.C. State, their defense outplayed us today,” Franklin said.He also said that the team relies on the defense for its energy — that regardless of how the offense plays, the team should be able to look at its defenders, smiling, reveling in hit after hit and think “‘Ah man, those guys are really going crazy.’”He added that playing defense for the Orange on Saturday was simply fun. It was fun to watch.Chasing down Brissett was like chasing down Terrel Hunt in practice, Franklin said, just that the SU defense was allowed to hit him.The unit kept N.C. State’s offense off the field for all but 5:25 of the third quarter. But Syracuse scored seven points with its possessions. The Wolfpack scored eight.It left SU head coach Scott Shafer praising a defense that delivered and a team that’s just persevering.“It’s like Monty Python,” Shafer said. “Remember that Monty Python show where the guy loses his arm, loses his other arm, loses his leg, he’s still fighting? That’s our kids right there. We’re just running out of arms and legs.” Comments Published on November 1, 2014 at 10:11 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more