President’s threats leave journalists no room for free expression

first_img July 23, 2019 Find out more News News News January 27, 2020 Find out more July 29, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President’s threats leave journalists no room for free expression Help by sharing this information GambiaAfrica Follow the news on Gambia News to go furthercenter_img RSF_en Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom Organisation Receive email alerts August 6, 2020 Find out more GambiaAfrica Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about the seven journalists, all members of the Gambia Press Union, who are being tried for criticising President Yahya Jammeh. The verdict in the trial, held partly behind closed doors, could be issued today, just a week after Jammeh said outspoken journalists would be dealt with “severely.” “The press freedom situation in Gambia is the most serious by far in all of West Africa,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “Repressive legislation, arbitrary arrests and generalised fear – nothing is spared the country’s few independent journalists. Daring to express an opinion or criticise the authorities is immediately regarded by the government as an attempt to besmirch the country’s image.” A participant in last week’s demonstrations in the United States to condemn Gambia’s human rights violations, Reporters Without Borders added: “It is about time President Jammeh’s repeated provocative comments were condemned by the international institutions to which Gambia belongs. We express our unwavering support for the courageous journalists who continue to work in such a hostile environment and we call for the acquittal of the GPU members.”The seven GPU journalists have been tried on charges of defamation and “seditious publication” before the Banjul high court. Originally assigned to Justice Joseph Wowo, the case was transferred to Judge Emmanuel Fangbele at the request of the defence lawyers. The journalists have had two spells in Banjul’s Mile Two prison since mid-June but are currently free on bail. See this release The defendants include Pap Saine, the editor of the independent newspaper The Point, who is also accused of disseminating false information in case dating back to March in which he was initially acquitted.President Jammeh warned journalists against “tarnishing the country’s image” in an interview for state-owned GRTS on 22 July, the 15th anniversary of the coup that brought him to power. “Any journalist who thinks that he or she can write whatever he or she wants, and go free, is making a big mistake,” he said. “If anybody is caught, he will be severely dealt with.”Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) participated in demonstrations organised by Amnesty International outside the Gambian embassy in Washington and the UN secretariat in New York on 21 and 22 July to protest against the regime’s human rights violations including its arrests of journalists. The Gambian government calls the 22 July anniversary “Freedom Day.”The 2004 murder of The Point editor Deyda Hydara (who was also the Reporters Without Borders Gambia correspondent) and the disappearance of reporter “Chief” Ebrima Manneh of The Daily Observer following his arrest on 7 July 2006 are the two most serious press freedom violations of the past five years.The authorities have always refused to carry out a proper investigation into Hydara’s death and deny ever arresting Manneh although several witnesses say the saw him in Mile Two prison before he was taken away to an unknown location.last_img read more

PazNaz Prepare-Enrich Certification Training

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Faith Leader Q&A Interview PazNaz Prepare-Enrich Certification Training Article and Photo courtesy of FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Published on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 | 2:38 pm Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuffcenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Top of the News For those who have a passion for mentoring, coaching, and counseling couples, the First Church of the Nazarene (PazNaz) is inviting them to join Counselor, Joe Whitcomb, on Saturday, January 4, for a one-day training event to get their certification with Prepare-Enrich in Room 249, Reed Hall from 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m.The cost is $185 for individuals and $195 for couples. For those who can’t make it on the above date, the course will be offered on the first and third Saturday of every month through June. For more Information, contact Joe Whitcomb, PsyDc, LMFT at [email protected] or (310) 560-0726.First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 East Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 351-9631 or visit EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Make a commentlast_img read more

Arsenal step up talks to sign Gabriel Magalhaes ahead of Manchester United

first_imgArsenal have made a move to sign Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille (Getty Images)Arsenal have stepped up their pursuit of Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes, according to reports in France.Mikel Arteta is looking to bolster his options in defence this summer, although he already has William Saliba as a new addition following the end of his loan spell with Saint-Etienne.Manchester United, Everton and Napoli have all been linked with a move for the 22-year-old.But according to France Bleu Nord, Arsenal have stepped up the chase and are now leading negotiations to sign the Brazilian defender.ADVERTISEMENTThe report claims that Napoli were willing to offer €30 million (£27m) for Gabriel after signing Victor Osimhen, but the situation has changed and Arsenal are now ‘in a position’ to sign the centre-back.AdvertisementAdvertisementReports last week claimed that Gabriel’s representatives were in England to hold talks with potential buyers, with United and Everton believed to be the two teams interested. Arsenal step up talks to sign Gabriel Magalhaes ahead of Manchester United Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 4 Aug 2020 4:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.8kShares Advertisement Gabriel has also been linked with Manchester United, Everton and Napoli (Getty Images)United are targeting a new central defender this summer, although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed on Tuesday that Chris Smalling is back in his plans following his season-long loan with Roma.Meanwhile, Gabriel has made it no secret of his desire to play in the Premier League following his impressive performances in the French top flight.And Lille’s president, Gerard Lopez, admitted earlier this season that Gabriel is destined to join a top club.‘I feel he is among the top five dominant central defenders in Europe right now,’ said Lopez.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘His statistics, which aren’t well covered outside of France, shows that his percentage for winning duels is pretty unheard of in a league that’s extremely physical.‘He’s an absolute machine, so to me, he’s well on his way – if not this year – to potentially a really big club. I’m certain he’s on his way to the Brazilian national team at some point.‘He’s been linked to two clubs in the UK and he’s clearly been linked to other clubs that have either enquired or moved forward with proposals for him, but we’re not in a hurry and we’re not playing right now.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

Dani Ceballos, Pepe seal FA Cup semi-final spot for Arsenal

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal An injury-time winner from Dani Ceballos saw Arsenal beat Sheffield United 2-1 at Bramall Lane to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.The Blades looked to have forced extra time when David McGoldrick capitalised on an error at the back to level the contest after 87 minutes, cancelling out Nicolas Pepe’s first-half penalty. Ceballos popped up for the winner in added time, beating Dean Henderson from a tight angle to send the Gunners into the final four with the Blades enduring another frustrating afternoon, winless since the restart of the season.The hosts started the better of the two sides and looked to have taken an early lead with John Lundstram heading home from a yard out after a knock on from McGoldrick.VAR intervened however and correctly ruled the goal out. It provided a shift in momentum the Gunners needed and 15 minutes later an error from Chris Basham gave them the chance to take the lead from the spot, after the Blades defender clumsily crashed through the back of Alexandre Lacazette.Dean Henderson was back in goal after sitting out against parent club Manchester United midweek but couldn’t get down in time to keep out Pepe’s well-struck effort.The club’s record signing came close again before the first half was out, drilling his effort just wide of the post after fine build-up play from Kieran Tierney and Joe Willock. Sheffield United saw another goal chalked off by VAR as they mounted a second-half comeback – John Egan this time latching onto a McGoldrick knock-on.Chris Wilder’s side had their chances to draw level with Basham missing an opportunity to make amends for his earlier error while Henderson almost got lucky when his goal kick threatened to catch out his opposite number Emiliano Martinez, with the wind carrying his clearance the length of the pitch before falling just over the bar.The hosts finally got their equaliser three minutes from time, with McGoldrick reacting quickest to convert from close range after Kolasinac inadvertently hammered his attempted clearance into teammate Rob Holding.The Gunners responded superbly, exposing space on the counter with Ceballos slotting home to send his side to Wembley.Tags: ArsenalDavid McGoldrickFA CupJohn LundstramNicolas PepeSheffield Unitedlast_img read more

C-NS ice hockey rushes to 5-3 win over Liverpool

first_img Tags: C-NSice hockeyliverpool Glad that the snow stopped, the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool ice hockey teams were able to resume their neighborhood rivalry amid the Northstars’ Opitmist Touranment.The showdown took place last Friday at the Twin Rinks, and it was C-NS emerging on top thanks to an offense that struck often in the early stages and then protected its lead on the way to beating the Warriors 5-3.During the first period, the Northstars three times put shots in the net, and then made it 4-1 early in the second period as Braylen Tuff took his turn earning a goal.That was enough of a cushion to withstand Liverpool’s late comeback, with goaltender Jordan Miller solid most of the way, stopping 28 of the Warriors’ 31 shots.Carter Wisely’s pair of goals paced a deep, balanced C-NS attack, with Nick Sciore earning three assists and Tyler Murray getting a pair of assists.Nick Tangretti and Braden Porter joined Tuff with single goals as Aidan Long, Holden Sarosy and Matt Cramer got single assists.For the Warriors, the three goals came from three different players – Cole Broughton, Matt Gagnon and Xavier Springer. Marco Palumbo, Connor Boland and Dylan Husted each had one assist.This followed a first-round game where Canandaigua overwhelmed Ontario Bay 9-0, and the Braves, meeting the Northstars in the championship game on Saturday afternoon, proved too tough here, topping C-NS 7-3.Liverpool, meanwhile, rebounded to rout Ontario Bay 7-1 in the consolation game, with Springer at the forefront thanks to his three-goal hat trick, plus an assist.Boland earned two goals and one assist, with single goals going to Gagnon and Broughton as Gagnon got two assists. Ellie Grinnals and Cory Grinnals had one assist apiece.C-NS is back on the ice Jan. 4 to host Ithaca, this after Liverpool would take on Cazenovia next Monday at Lysander Arena before a rematch Jan. 4 with Ontario Bay.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more