Multiple kidnappings of media workers

first_img Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders expressed grave concern about recent violent attacks on Libyan journalists, whose safety conditions are deteriorating drastically.The free press organization demanded that the Libyan transitional government do everything in its power to guarantee the security of local and foreign media workers.On 28 April, armed militiamen kidnapped Mahmoud Al-Farjani, correspondent for Al-Arabiya, seizing him in the Saudi-owned network’s office, which lies across the street from the Foreign Ministry. He was covering a militia demonstration in favour of highly controversial legislation to ban from politics former senior officials who served deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi.Al-Farjani was held for seven hours. His kidnappers beat him repeatedly and threatened to kill him. Before the kidnapping, the journalist had already received numerous threats arising from his work.At the same time, an Iraqi journalist and a Turkish technician for the IHA Turkish network were taken by another armed group, apparently one not linked to the militia involved in the Al-Farjani kidnapping. The two were released after several hours and were not mistreated.That same day, armed militia members occupied the headquarters of the national television network, Al-Wataniya, for several hours.On 22 April, Yousef Bargoum, a former journalist who directs public information for the civil registry in Benghazi, was kidnapped by armed militia after a radio broadcast on Al-Manar in which he disclosed obvious irregularities in municipal documents. Bargoum was held for three days. He was badly beaten and tortured with electrical shocks during the ordeal. He recounted the experience in an interview with journalist Mabrouka al-Masmari.Bargoum was released on 25 April and immediately hospitalized. But he quickly left the hospital, fearing his life was in danger in an insecure setting.Reporters Without Borders reiterated the important role that media workers play in a democratic society, emphasizing that freedom of information is critical to the establishment of a new, democratic, transparent and pluralist Libya.The organization cited the UN Human Rights Committee, which noted in its “General comment No. 34” in 2011: “Freedom of opinion and freedom of expression are indispensable conditions for the full development of the person. They are essential for any society. The two freedoms are closely related, with freedom of expression providing the vehicle for the exchange and development of opinions.” On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom Organisation February 23, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF_en Related documents 130429_cp_libye_ar-2.pdfPDF – 290.61 KB LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information April 29, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Multiple kidnappings of media workers Follow the news on Libya December 17, 2019 Find out more LibyaMiddle East – North Africa June 24, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News News Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul News News Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrestlast_img read more

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Bad parents should be ‘called out’ and helped out, inquiry on inequality urges

first_imgThe Independent 20 October 2014Bad parents should be taught the basics of bringing up children in a nationwide campaign, a parliamentary inquiry into inequality has recommended.The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission also called for an end to unpaid internships by 2020, using the law if necessary, and proposed to pay teachers more for working in the country’s most deprived schools. Its State of the Nation report warned that without these changes the UK is at risk of becoming a “permanently divided” nation, with the poorest in society left behind.The proposals come as the commission warns that far from being the year when child poverty is eradicated, 2020 could mark the end of the first decade in recent history in which it increased.Politicians have previously been too nervous to intervene on parenting. Former Labour minister, Alan Milburn, argued the issue should not be avoided any longer and that poor parenting should be “called out”.“The starting point should be parenting,” Mr Milburn said. “Effective parenting has a bigger influence on a child’s life than their wealth, their class or even their education. Most parents do a great job but some do not, and there has been a reluctance to call out bad parenting or to support more parents to develop their parenting skills.”A National Parenting Campaign would cost an estimated £50m a year, the commission said. This could be funded by restricting tax free childcare to families where one parent earns over £100,000. read more

Barcelona legends who influenced my career – Toure

first_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeTop 9 Rarest And Most Valuable Items In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo In his 18-year professional career, Toure has played on several pitches across the world, but he chose Camp Nou, Barcelona’s home ground, as his favourite. “Stars like Ronaldo [Nazario] and [Diego] Maradona have played there,” he added. “I was also able to play there with Messi, Eto’o, Henry, [Dani] Alves, Iniesta, etc., and I’m grateful for that time of my life.” read also:Yaya Toure proud of Barcelona spell The former Manchester City midfielder recently helped Qingdao Huanghai gain promotion to the Chinese Super League after winning the 2019 second division title. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Yaya Toure has picked his former Barcelona teammates Xavi, Andreas Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry and Samuel Eto’o as the best players he’s played with in his illustrious career. The four-time African Player of the Year linked up with the quintet at Camp Nou between 2007 and 2010, before departing to join Manchester City. During his second season at Barcelona, Toure won the all major titles in club football including the Uefa Champions League, Uefa Super Cup and the Fifa Club World Cup. The 36-year-old took over Fifa’s Instagram page for a virtual chat and when he was asked to name his best five teammates, Toure said; “[Lionel] Messi, [Thierry] Henry, [Samuel] Eto’o, [Andres] Iniesta and Xavi [Hernandez]. They were unbeatable.”Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Rick Fox’s Echo Fox confirm North American LCS franchise spot

first_imgEcho Fox, the esports organisation with roots in the FGC has confirmed it has secured one of ten North American League of Legends Championship Series (“NALCS”) spots in the new permanent partnership scheme. It comes as little surprise given the list of teams and franchises that have been accepted, with big sports investment coming from many and three NBA teams hopping straight in. Most recently, Echo Fox was included as part of an investment partnership between Vision Esports and the New York Yankees. The investment will allow accelerated growth and increased brand awareness for the Echo Fox organisation and brand across the globe. The partnership aims to “mirror the management of Echo Fox in a manner similar to traditional professional sports properties”. Rick Fox, former NBA Champion and Echo Fox founder commented: “Riot Games has been at the forefront of esports since it installed the LCS back in 2014. We are extremely honoured and proud that Echo Fox will be one of the charter franchises in North America and our selection further proves that Echo Fox will continue its ascent to becoming the number one esports organisation in the world”. Jared Jeffries, recently appointed President of the organisation commented: “We are on the forefront of something magnificent for the esports world and we’re looking forward to competing against nine other world class esports organisations to win this inaugural season”. The Echo Fox organisation now houses teams competing in 12 different esports titles and holds a roster of over 40 competitive players. League of Legends will be the organisations first venture into the “big three” esports titles and it’s quite the gig. Rick Fox will be up against some familiar faces as the Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets all field teams next year. Esports Insider says: Congratulations to Rick and the team. League is very different from many of the titles they compete in but here’s hoping they embrace the new league spot. There’s some big names in the NA LCS next year, that’s for sure.last_img read more

CWG Ghana engages clients in football match

first_imgCWG Ghana has organised a highly entertaining seven aside football match with some of its clients.Participating teams alongside CWG Ghana were Vodafone and Beige Capital.With football, known for its uniting factor, corporate institutions usually fall on it for more bonding times and CWG indeed used it to first, develop team spirit and deepen friendship with some of its clients that has given the company business over the years.The games were played at the beautiful Dzorwulu Primary School’s Astroturf under floodlights. It was such so exciting watching men who wear suit and tie on Mondays to Fridays dress down, wear football jerseys and enjoy great football.And the other staff from the three institutions that couldn’t play but served as spectators had a great time cheering on their respective colleagues battling it out on the pitch.Despite some losing and others winning, all three teams used the opportunity to bond and know each other better outside the corporate environment and pledged to do more of it. As the excited host of a successful event, CWG Ghana’s Country Manager, Mrs. Harriet Yartey explained that the event was organised to bring some clients of CWG together to celebrate the end of year with them.“It is a show of appreciation for the business they have given us. For the great relationships we have had with them to date and also to ‘let our hair down’ so to speak, through exercise and fun games since we have been working very hard all year round,” she said.She added that the company also used the opportunity to build on these business relationships and encourage staff camaraderie outside the formal setting.“This event was aimed at bridging the relaxation gap in our corporate world with sports, as it’s been all work and no play throughout the year , thus creating an opportunity to ‘de-stress’ from a hectic but thankfully successful business year.”She added that CWG Ghana plans to make this an annual event for all clients, and  will include other games like table tennis, arm wrestling, scrabble, volley ball, basketball and many more in subsequent competitions.last_img read more