United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF

first_img January 6, 2021 Find out more February 26, 2021 United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF News News RSF_en During a UN Human Rights Council interactive dialogue given by the group of eminent and regional experts on Yemen on 25 February, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned the violations of journalists’ rights by all parties to the war and renewed its call for the release of detained journalists and stressed the obligation under international humanitarian law to protect journalists not participating in the hostilities. Also, Adel Al-Hasani, a freelance journalist who also works as a fixer for foreign media outlets, has been held arbitrarily for the past five months by the STC on a charge of “illegally facilitating the entry of foreign citizens”.  Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months Receive email alerts News YemenMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists United Nations Moreover, the region of Aden was last year the center of several attacks against the media : TV reporter Adeeb Al-Janani died during the Aden Airport attack and nine others were injured. This came only a few months after the assasination of photographer Nabil Hassan in the same province.  Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Organisation center_img February 11, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Yemen YemenMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists United Nations to go further RSF reminds the authorities of their duty to protect journalists, who must by no means be considered as parties to the conflict.  News Help by sharing this information Despite the prisoner swap of October, 11 journalists are still detained in all the areas controlled by the different parties to the conflict. Four of them, detained by the Houthis, are awaiting the execution of the death sentences they received last April on charges of spying. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails the work of the Group of Experts on Yemen, where the situation of press freedom remains deeply worrying. RSF calls for the release of all imprisoned journalists and for the truth to be established in the cases of those who have been murdered. December 28, 2020 Find out more Thank you. The oral intervention by Sabrina Bennoui, RSF’s head of Middle East desk, during this inter-active dialogue is appended below:Madam President,last_img read more

IS IT TRUE MAY 27, 2016

first_imgIS IT TRUE we are hearing that downtown St. Mary’s Parish is seeing an exodus of parishioners to other churches in the Diocese?  …that this appears to be in reaction to the most recent changes in clergy at the ST. Mary’s parish?   …we wonder if any of our readers can provide us with additional information concerning this issue?IS IT TRUE that the extremely politically moderate Mayor Winnecke and his top lieutenant Wayne Parke have suffered a second crushing defeat in a month at the hands of the conservative wing of the local Republican party?  …that the first was the resounding loss of their chosen candidate for County Commissioner, Alex Schmitt, to the very capable Cheryl Musgrave? …the second defeat came last night at the party’s caucus, at the hands of their own precinct committeemen, when the conservative wing of the party chose well-known, and well liked small businessman Sean Selby over the past treasurer of the Vanderburgh County Libertarian party, Robb Myers to oppose Ben Shoulders for County Commissioner?  …we are totally surprised that this election was not even close with Selby defeating the Winnecke/McClintock/Parke backed Myers by a 57% to 43% margin?IS IT TRUE that the taxpayers of Vanderburgh County are now paying surrounding counties to house our jail inmates, because we followed the penny-wise and pound foolish judgment of past County Commissioner  when building our County Jail/Corrections Center?  …we hear that our current, very hands-on Sheriff Dave Wedding may be seeking to alleviate the seriously over-crowded jail by seeking funding to build an addition to the current facility?  … we should keep partisan politics out of the discussion of how to solve the current over crowding problem of housing inmates in the future?IS IT TRUE we were told that GOP Chairman Wayne Parke announced at last nights political caucus that he will support Sean Selby this fall?   …we wonder if he will also support Cheryl Musgrave?   …considering the poor record the Winnecke/Parke dream team has in supporting political candidates should be great news for Mrs. Musgrave?IS IT TRUE that the local mainstream media is putting an overly positive spin on the legal settlement reached between the City and Mrs. Louise Milan?  …we are hearing that the spin doctors of the Winnecke  administration are telling people that the legal settlement costs was $100,000?  …we find this figure is not believable, because the legal appeal to SCOTUS alone likely cost that much?  …in addition to three years of legal wrangling, we won’t be surprised that the total legal costs for this law suit will go well over $1 million dollars?FOOTNOTES: Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Monday?Todays “READERS POLL” question is:  Do you feel that Winnecke/Parke support of Robert Myers helped Sean Selby to win the Republican primary battle for County Commissioner?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more