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first_img Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Casey Hill en la Casa Craine de Indianápolis.[Episcopal News Service] Casey Hill pasó el día buscando empleo, en busca de posibles pistas y rellenando formularios por Internet en una biblioteca cercana antes de regresar a Casa Craine [Craine House], en el norte de Indianápolis, que ha sido su “hogar” durante cuatro meses.“Llené un millón de planillas para cualquier clase de trabajo, por si alguien me va a contratar”, dijo Hill, de 26 años y con seis meses de embarazo, cansada y deseosa de comerse unas panetelitas  con salsa. “Encuentro que es muchísimo más difícil conseguir un empleo cuando en los lugares ven que una esta embarazada”.Ella descubrió que estaba embarazada durante su ingreso en el Centro Correccional de Rockville, una instalación de mediana seguridad y la prisión de mujeres más grande de Indiana.“Un tipo con el que estaba saliendo se robó algunas cosas y las encontraron en mi poder”, explicó ella. “Me acusaron de recibir propiedad robada y me enviaron a prisión en febrero de 2012”.Luego ocurrió el milagroLe ofrecieron la oportunidad de cumplir su sanción en la Casa John P. Craine, un ministerio de la Diócesis de Indianápolis que durante 33 años ha brindado alternativas a penadas no violentas con niños de edad preescolar. El programa permite que las mujeres cumplan sus sentencias junto con sus niños.“Me acabo de graduar de un curso intensivo externo sobre consumo de drogas”, dijo Hill, una ex heroinómana a quien le falta un diente delantero.“He terminado los cursos de maternidad y estoy tomando una clase de preparación laboral y otra de estrategias para la vida cotidiana” así como recibiendo consejería.Para Hill y las otras mujeres que residen en el hogar de nueve dormitorios la experiencia “significa un poco más de libertad”. [El lugar] brinda un ambiente de apoyo y formación para las madres y sus hijos. Semanalmente, hay  “sesiones de mujeres prudentes donde todas podemos sentarnos y hablar y darnos a conocer mutuamente lo que hacemos. Los fines de semana todo el mundo arrima el hombro y cocinamos juntas”.Algunas mujeres se quedan hasta dos años. La liberación o la “salida” de Hill fue el 6 de septiembre. El tiempo pasado en Casa Craine “ayudó a prepararme para el bebé, en lugar de botarme de la prisión con nueve meses de embarazo”, apuntó.Tannika Patton es la directora del programa en Casa Craine, la cual después de relocalizarse en enero de 2013 podrá darle albergue a 30 residentes. “[La institución] fue fundada en 1976 por John P. Craine, un sacerdote episcopal que vio la necesidad de este tipo de programa”, dijo Patton.La vivienda de tres plantas incluye dormitorios para nueve residentes, cocina, sala y comedor y áreas comunes, como son un cuarto de juegos, un aula y la oficina de la administración.“Me encanta mi trabajo”, añadió Patton. “A las residentes les dan la oportunidad de adquirir su  Diploma de Equivalencia Escolar (GED, por su sigla en inglés) así como otras destrezas para la vida cotidiana que ayudan a prepararlas para el reingreso a la comunidad y para labrarse un mejor futuro para ellas y sus hijos”, explicó Patton.El ministerio intenta romper los ciclos asociados con los hijos de delincuentes o de quienes viven en hogares donde hay consumo de drogas y violencia doméstica, los cuales, según la página web de la Casa Craine, “tienen hasta un 70% de posibilidades de convertirse en perpetradores o víctimas de violencia doméstica y muchas más probabilidades de cometer delitos violentos. Los hijos de madres presas tienen cinco veces más probabilidades que sus iguales de terminar en prisión”.Según la página web, la Casa Craine ha alcanzado una tasa de reincidencia de un 20 por ciento —capacitando a mujeres jóvenes que han hecho malas elecciones en el pasado a convertirse en madres responsables y en miembros productivos de la comunidad”.Hill no desperdiciará la oportunidad. “Nadie quiere estar fuera de su casa y embarazada.  Estoy haciendo muchísimo por permanecer fuera de prisión”.‘Dinero ilícito’ y ‘danza moderada’ en MisuríLa Rda. Dietra Wise se vale de su música hip hop hip y de prácticas de “danza moderada” para llegar a mujeres delincuentes juveniles a través de Misión Episcopal de la Ciudad [Episcopal City Mission], un ministerio de la Diócesis de Misurí.La Rda. Dietra Wise aconsejando a una reclusa.“Tenemos conciertos trimestrales de hip hop con poetas y artistas de rap que tienen un fundamento religioso”, dijo Wise durante una entrevista telefónica reciente. “Compartimos el ministerio y la música; tiene un convincente mensaje cultural con las jóvenes. Les comunica un mensaje positivo, les hace saber lo mucho que Dios las ama y lo mucho que a Dios le falta hacer con ellas”.La música que ella usa es Inspiracional, hip hop basada en la fe. “No usamos el contenido que ellas escucharían, aunque no se dan cuenta cuando lo escuchan por primera vez”, dijo Wise.“Lleva tiempo entender el mensaje que se transmite. Suena como su música, pero les hago escuchar la letra y entender el mensaje que Dios podría estarles enviando a través de la canción”.Como ‘Dinero ilícito’ de Flame, un artista cristiano de hip hop:“Hace tiempo ganaba mucha plata y luego me salvé.Bajaron mis ingresos, pero me bendijeron.Muchos problemas los resuelve el dineropero si cuando Él abra el cieloandas por mal caminova a ser algo grotesco,un complete desastremuertos por todas partes perdidos para siempre, más te vale oír el cantodel Espíritu Santosaltando, moviéndose, chocandoadentro de tu pecho…”“Usé esta canción porque muchísimas de ellas iban a esas casas de la comunidad donde se venden drogas y de donde provienen la mayoría de los problemas de la comunidad”, dijo Wise. “La canción habla de que el dinero ilícito puede venir bien, pero trae consigo toda clase de problemas”.La “danza moderada” es otro modo de conectarse con las delincuentes juveniles. “Es un gran ejercicio, por una parte. Coreografiamos las danzas y luego las presentamos en eventos del ministerio, en iglesias y en ocasiones especiales. Intentamos crear un espacio para los que se considerarían grupos de jóvenes en cualquier otro sitio, un espacio donde los jóvenes puedan crecer espiritualmente.“Pero es un poco más difícil que el ministerio de los jóvenes promedio, en lo que respecta a tema y contenido, los asuntos de los que hablamos, porque lo que ellas nos traen es… drogas, sexo, bebés, paternidad. Un porcentaje tiene graves problemas y tienen que cambiar o  van derecho a la prisión”.Wise aconseja a estas jóvenes, en su mayoría de 12 a 17 años. “Aunque las he visto hasta de nueve años” que han cometido delitos que van desde pequeñas infracciones hasta crímenes graves, e incluso asesinatos. Ella presta servicios en varios instalaciones de jóvenes en el área de San Luis y sus alrededores.Una mujer joven a quien Wise supervisa tiene 18 años y se vio involucrada en un caso que finalmente envió a su madre a prisión. “La damita se libró porque nunca había estado ante un tribunal y quedó determinado que estaba bajo la influencia de su madre. Ahora ella está por su cuenta… pero tiene muy poco apoyo. Y está embarazada”.A la chica tutelada le va bastante bien en la escuela, terminó su GED, pero la disfunción de la familia y la falta de apoyo familiar significa “que ha resultado difícil hacerla salir del vivir día por día”.Wise también ha llevado a esta muchacha a visitar a su madre a prisión, y a otras salidas. “Trato de que participen tan sólo en cosas que sean útiles, como una entrevista de trabajo o llevándolas a la universidad”.La diócesis financia el 90 por ciento del ministerio, dijo. “De manera muy cierta el ministerio no existiría sin la Diócesis Episcopal de Misurí y sus iglesias”.Las iglesias locales también celebran mensualmente fiestas de cumpleaños para las adolescentes, al tiempo que patrocinan y les dedican tiempo a las jóvenes, que necesitan desesperadamente amor y atención. “A ellas les gusta la gente de la iglesia. Participan en toda clase de recaudación de fondos durante el año y participan en los programas de visitaciones voluntarias a las chicas que no tienen visitas”, dijo Wise, que fue ordenada en la Iglesia de los Discípulos de Cristo.Una nueva concepción de la vida en Los ÁngelesLa monja episcopal Greta Ronningen reunió en agosto a laicos y clérigos voluntarios para un día de apoyo con 65 jóvenes encarceladas en el Centro de Detención Juvenil Los Padrinos, cerca de Los Ángeles. Las muchachas tienen entre 13 y 18 años de edad, y enfrentan toda una gama de cargos, que van desde infracciones menores a delitos graves.El evento de tres horas de duración incluyó música, poesía y  presentaciones de parte de algunas de jóvenes mismas, explicó Ronningen.“Sólo queríamos estar con estas muchachas y ayudarlas a tener una nueva idea de sí mismas”, dijo durante una reciente entrevista telefónica. “El amor transformador sencillamente se hacía sentir en el lugar.  Salvó las barreras entre nosotros y ellas y eso fue lo que resultó tan hermoso. Era como decir, somos una familia y cuidamos de ustedes”.Gracias a una subvención de tres años de la Fundación de la Iglesia Episcopal para ministerios transformacionales, Ronningen  puede ofrecer clases a las reclusas juveniles sobre estrés, ira, perdón, poder y control, relaciones abusivas y restauración, así como métodos para respirar, meditar y otras destrezas para enfrentarse a los problemas. Hay también oportunidades para formación cristiana y formación religiosa, para la profundización de las relaciones con Dios.Ella ha servido durante casi cuatro años como capellana de Prisma [Prism], el ministerio de justicia restauradora de la Diócesis de Los Ángeles. También visita a los reclusos de la instalación de Las Torres Gemelas en el centro de Los Ángeles y otras centros penitenciarios. Es miembro fundadora de la Comunidad del Amor Divino, una orden religiosa episcopal de tradición benedictina, que tiene su sede principal en San Gabriel.Varias muchachas, cuyas identidades no se revelaron a petición suya, crearon una obra de teatro con Ronningen para abordar problemas que van desde la prostitución hasta el robo y el asesinato, problemas con que las chicas se enfrentan en sus propias vidas.Los personajes incluían “la madre borracha”, papel encarnado por Ronningen, así como la “Ana la Santa, Wendy la Herida, Angie la Furiosa, Casey la Cortadora y Suzy la Drogata”. Las chicas también crearon pancartas con afirmaciones y meditaciones aprendidas de los clérigos y los voluntarios.“Queríamos animar a todas esas muchachas a saber que son hechas a imagen de Dios y que dentro de cada una de ellas reside el Espíritu Santo en amor. Todas ellas tienen que emprender un camino para la restauración. Ya que muchas han sido lastimadas y heridas en sus breves vidas más que la mayoría de las personas en su vida entera.—La Rda. Pat McCaughan es corresponsal de Episcopal News Service y está radicada en Los Ángeles. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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House In Lagos / Mario Martins

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first_imgArchDaily Photographs “COPY” Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGHouse in Lagos This house was designed in featureless surroundings but with a fabulous view over the west Algarve coast, which receives the westerly sun in abundance. The project is based on technically evolved solutions, with the emphasis on energy sustainability, the use of geothermal power and an integrated domotics system. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealThe building was designed on the basis of lightness and it rests on an exposed concrete base, balanced over landscaped terraces and the water features (swimming pool and lakes). The gardened roof accentuates this concept. Save this picture!elevations 01The entrance is over a suspended concrete walkway. On reaching the upper storey we grasp the fluidity of the space containing the sitting room, kitchen and the large double height area, where a reflecting pool fills the entire space.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessFarum Proposal / WE ArchitectureArticlesBIOMED – Biomedical Research Center / AND-RÉArticles Share “COPY” House In Lagos / Mario MartinsSave this projectSaveHouse In Lagos / Mario Martins CopyAbout this officeMario MartinsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesTanzaniaPublished on March 05, 2012Cite: “House In Lagos / Mario Martins” 05 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?House In Lagos是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/213356/house-in-lagos-mario-martins Clipboard Projects CopyHouses•Tanzaniacenter_img Tanzania House In Lagos / Mario Martins Architects: Mario Martins Year Completion year of this architecture project 2010 Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/213356/house-in-lagos-mario-martins Clipboard Houses Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 33 Sharelast_img read more

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House Cot-Duá / Atelier Branco Arquitetura

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first_imgPhotographs:  Atelier Branco Architects: Atelier Branco Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Brazil “COPY” House Cot-Duá / Atelier Branco ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveHouse Cot-Duá / Atelier Branco Arquitetura Houses House Cot-Duá / Atelier Branco Arquitetura Area:  3875 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/911235/house-cot-dua-atelier-branco-arquitetura Clipboard Structural Engineer:Paulo Freire e Miguel Brazão (SP Project)Systems Engineer:João Claudinei Alves (JCF projetos e construções)Structural System:Concreto, madeira Maçaranduba e vidroPlot Area:15069.47 ft2Built Area:1399.31 ft2Total Floor Area:3875.01 ft2Country:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Atelier BrancoRecommended ProductsDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlinePorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionText description provided by the architects. Inside the Condominium Cot-Duá and following the same architectonical idea from the Casa Veranda, a series of houses are built and reproduced during the following years.Save this picture!© Atelier BrancoThe Casa Cot-Duá consists of four independent volumes, aligned in the same direction, bound together by a single breathable and light roof, specially designed to allow natural ventilation and micro-climate controlled environment, while creating a fascinating play of light and shadow.Save this picture!© Atelier BrancoSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Atelier BrancoThe main idea is to create a front garden and a back garden, for day and night. The house welcomes the surrounding palm trees and the private pool facing the sunset, which the living area and the master suite overlook.Save this picture!© Atelier BrancoThere is no distinction between inner and outer. Here the wooden panels are filled with glass, and a thick fabric curtains (a marine waterproof canvas, breathable and highly durable, traditionally used for the sails of local fishing boats). They open widely to enjoy the house as a large open space of over 360 square meters adjustably shaded according to need.Save this picture!© Atelier BrancoProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Last 3 Days to Vote for the Architecture You Love!Architecture News7 buildings shortlisted for RIBA North East 2019 AwardsArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Atelier Branco+ 13Curated by Matheus Pereira Sharecenter_img 2017 Brazil Photographs Year:  Lead Architect: Matteo Arnone e Pep Pons ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/911235/house-cot-dua-atelier-branco-arquitetura Clipboard ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeAtelier Branco ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGlassWood Rio Grande do NorteBrazilPublished on March 08, 2019Cite: “House Cot-Duá / Atelier Branco Arquitetura” [Casa Cot-Duá / Atelier Branco Arquitetura] 08 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY”last_img read more

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Daily abuses suffered by Nigeria’s journalists

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first_imgBefore April ended with the twin newspaper bombings in Abuja and Kaduna, there were two suspicious deaths of journalists. Reporters Without Borders is unable to determine whether they were linked to the victims’ work. On 16 April, Chuks Ogu, a journalist with the station Independent Television, was shot dead by a gunman who burst into the apartment of a couple whose wedding he had been filming and opened fire. The circumstances of the murder are still unclear and it is not know whether the journalist was the target or simply an innocent victim.  On 3 April, the body of Ibrahim Muhammed, a film editor with the commercial TV station African Independent Television, was found in a pool of blood in his apartment in Kaduna. According to his family, he had been followed home on two occasions by unidentified people. An investigation was opened on 4 April, but there have been no serious efforts to find those responsible.Photo: Newspapers’ readers in Kano, Northern Nigeria (AFP/Seyllou Diallo) Receive email alerts NigeriaAfrica Follow the news on Nigeria Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms NigeriaAfrica June 10, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information May 7, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Daily abuses suffered by Nigeria’s journalists RSF_en January 28, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation February 8, 2021 Find out more Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria News Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures News News News Following World Press Freedom Day on May 3, Reporters Without Borders takes a look at the breaches of freedom of news and information in Nigeria during the first quarter of 2012, turning the spotlight on one of the most dangerous countries in Africa for journalists. For the first time, it has included the Islamist militia Boko Haram in its latest list of Predators of Freedom of Information, just published.The press freedom organization outlines all breaches of freedom of information recorded between 24 December and 24 March. It highlights the almost daily arrests and assault of journalists and the obstruction of access to, and distribution of, information, and describes the insidious atmosphere in which journalists have to carry out their work.During the period in question, Reporters Without Borders recorded: the murder of one journalist, the killing of another with no proof that it was linked to the victim’s work, nine assaults, seven arrests, three journalists threatened, four instances of seizure of equipment or deletion of files, three cases of access to information being cut off, three court cases against journalists and news organisations, the closure of a press centre and a media outlet’s premises vandalised.The report also covers disturbances in April when there were bomb attacks on the offices of two newspapers, in Abuja and Kaduna.Whether these abuses  – obstruction of information and control of the government’s image, or gratuitous violence and threats – were carried out by the government or private organizations using armed groups, they confirm the authorities’ desire to silence journalists who try to report on the instability now gripping the country.   Nigeria embodies a paradox. On the one hand, it is a country where freedom of news and information is effective so far as the pluralism and vitality of the media are concerned, and on the other, it has one of Africa’s worst records for infringements of press freedom and a worrying level of danger for journalists.   Murder, threats and violenceSince 14 March, when it became known that talks were taking place between Boko Haram and the government, the freelance journalist Ahmad Salkida has received several anonymous telephone threats. The reporter, who has covered the activities of Boko Haram for several years, was accused among other things of being a member of the Islamist group and of being the instigator of the talks. He was also told that he and the group “are not supposed to exist”. The next day, he was followed by a white Lagos-registered 4×4 for several hours in Abuja.In July last year he was forced to move away from the northern city of Maiduguri after receiving threats from people claiming to belong to Boko Haram. The threats followed the publication in the magazine Blueprint of an article he wrote on the Islamist group’s first suicide bomber.On 11 March, Boko Haram threatened to take action against three newspapers, National Accord, Vanguard and Tribune, in a tele-conference in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state. The group said the newspapers attributed statements to the group which were not made by its members and showed bias against it in their reports. It said they portrayed the group in a negative light while praising government forces.On 9 March, Boko Haram had threatened to “take care of” any journalist that misrepresented its views in an article. The Nigerian Tribune and Vanguard Newspapers were among those mentioned specifically by the group’s spokesman, Abul Qaqa.On 13 February, six journalists from the New Nigerian, Blueprint, Aminiya, Voice of Nigeria, Hausa Service and the Nigerian Standard, and a Nigerian Television Authority cameraman were attacked by a dozen unidentified assailants in Katami village in the Silame local government area of Sokoto State, where they were covering the election campaign of the All Nigeria Peoples Party’s candidate for the state governorship, Alhaji Yusha’u Ahmed. The bus in which they were travelling was attacked by men armed with machetes, knives, cutlasses and sticks.On 7 February, Akinola Ariyo, a photojournalist for the New Nigerian, was threatened by an officer who aimed his weapon at him and ordered him to leave while he was accompanying a group of people trying to negotiate the reopening of the press centre at Murtala Mohammed airport in Lagos, closed by the airport authorities in early February.On 1 February, three security guards assaulted Hassan Adebayo, marketing executive with the Port Harcourt newspaper Daily Trust and Sani Musa, the driver of the company’s distribution vehicle, as the pair were delivering copies of that day’s edition to vendors in the area.  The attackers, in a white Toyota Hilux with the registration number RV 96 AO1, first attacked the driver, who managed to escape, then vandalised the vehicle, smashing its side mirrors.  On 20 January, Enenche Godwin Akogwu, 31, the Kano correspondent of Channels TV, was shot dead while trying to cover Boko Haram suicide bombings, which killed at least 185 people earlier that day.  The journalist was interviewing victims outside the Farm central police station, which was a target of one of the attacks, when an unidentified gunman fired several shots at him.The body of radio reporter Nansok Silas, who worked for Highland FM, was found on 19 January in a stream under a bridge on the Zaramagada-Rayfield road, 200 metres from a military checkpoint, in Jos, northeast of Abuja. Nothing of value was taken from him and colleagues suspect  he was the victim of a targeted murder, but the cause of death and possible motive are still unknown.Originally from the Langtang North area in Plateau state, he had worked for Highland FM for three years and hosted a programme called “Highland Profile”. He had not received any threats. Reporters Without Borders has called on the authorities to carry out a thorough investigation and to do their utmost to shed light on his death, and to consider the possibility that it was linked to his work.On 3 January, the Kano office of the Daily Trust was invaded by vandals who tried to smash up the premises and assault staff.  Only one person involved in the failed attempt was arrested. He was charged with criminal conspiracy, assault, criminal trespass and mischief by fire. Obstructing access to information and controlling the state’s imageThere was glaring evidence during the first quarter of 2012 of the Nigerian authorities’ desire to control the country’s image and monitor what the media publish or broadcast.  The government demonstrated its resolve to hide the real extent of the population’s demonstrations of dissatisfaction, as well as the threat presented by Boko Haram. It seems as if the obstruction of access to information, seizures of newspaper print runs and equipment, as well as threats and lawsuits against journalists are aimed at allowing the government to play down its own weakness and the difficulties faced by the country, On 13 March, police and troops manhandled several journalists covering a visit to Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, by the first lady, Patience Jonathan. Dare Fasuba, of The Vanguard, Akinwale Aboluade of The Punch, Gbenro Adesina of The News/PM NEWS, and Sola Adeyemo of Compass Newspapers were prevented from entering Lekan Salami Stadium, while others such as Bisi Oladele of The Nation were beaten when they tried to exercise their right to cover the event.A few days earlier, Jude Obiemenyego, a journalist with the newspaper Zion Nationale, was arrested by an officer of the State Security Service, for having exposed a case of corruption involving the ex-wife of the former government of Delta State.  He was arrested in the woman’s office and threatened with a gun before being taken to police headquarters where he was held for several days. Since his release, he has received telephone death threats from unidentified callers.On 7 March, an unidentified journalist was assaulted by police officers deployed to break up protests by youths at the Stubb Creek oilfield in the southern state of Akwa Ibom. The journalist fled to escape further violence. On 23 February, Misbahu Bashir, a reporter for the Daily Trust, was refused access to the headquarters of the Aguryi Ironsi brigade in Abuja and was forced to stay in his car for three hours by soldiers outside the building. The journalist was seeking information about the arrest by brigade troops of 99 passengers travelling in a truck that had been stopped on the Kaduna-Abuja highway.He said he was detained after asking to see the brigade commander instead of the public relations officer, a captain, with whom he had originally requested a meeting.The reporter was allowed to leave after he was made to write down his name, address and vehicle registration number.    On 18 February, Iyatse Joshua, of the radio station City FM, was arrested by Lagos police while he was covering a procession organized by human rights activists and organizations in remembrance of those killed by security forces a during the week-long nationwide strike and mass protest against the abolition in January of fuel subsidies. He and a number of activists were taken to the offices of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. All were released several hours later on the orders of the chief of police. On 14 February, Suleiman Isah, a reporter with the Daily Champion, was barred from entering the Niger State government headquarters by members of the State Security Service, despite having appropriate accreditation. The security officers threatened him before he was allowed to leave the premises.Earlier, a Voice of America reporter was manhandled by security men in similar circumstances outside the Justice Idris Legbo Conference Centre, a few metres from the government building. On 13 February, journalists from The Nation, ThisDay, The Punch, The Guardian and Nigerian Tribune were forced to leave by soldiers posted at the entrance to a hospital next door to the government headquarters in the northern city of Kaduna. They were reporting on an attack by some of the governor’s guards on an information ministry official, whom they mistook for a member of Boko Haram. On 9 February, Isa Sa’idu, the Kaduna bureau chief of the Daily Trust, was threatened by Lieutenant-Colonel Abubakar Edun, spokesman of the army’s First Mechanised Division,  for having reported that soldiers had manhandled journalists trying to cover the bombing of a division barracks in Kaduna on 7 February. His equipment was seized. On the same day at the same location, Umar Uthman a cameraman with the private station African Independent Television and a colleague from government-run Katuna State Television both had their cameras confiscated.On 7 February, agents of the State Security Service raided the offices of the Nigerian Television Authority in Abuja in search of video recordings that showed members of Boko Haram nominated to take part in talks with the government. The cassettes were taken away by the agents, who said they were acting on government orders.On 5 February, the French journalist Jérémie Drieu, a reporter for the channel TF1, and a local colleague Ahmad Salkida, were arrested by soldiers in the city of Jos in Plateau State. They were forced to show all the material they had filmed before being forced to pack and leave the state at nightfall. They were apprehended when it emerged that a documentary on which they were working would be critical of the government.On 4 February, the press centre at Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, opened 30 years ago, was closed by the Nigerian authorities on the orders of the head of the protocol department attached to the airport’s presidential wing, Alofabi Oduniyi. He was reported to have accused journalists accredited to the centre of writing articles that were negative and prejudicial to the interests of the president. More than 60 journalists have been prevented from recovering their equipment locked inside the centre. Martins Ayola, general director of the station Adaba FM, which broadcasts in Ondo State, said there was a price on the head of some of its senior staff for broadcasting critical programmes and they were being hunted by contract killers. One of the station’s programmes, ‘Oja-Oro’, was ordered off air by the Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation for allegedly trying to turn listeners against the governor, Olusegun Mimiko.On 1 February, Kayode Akinmade, the commissioner for information and strategy, launched a petition against the programme that succeeded ‘Oja-Oro’, entitled “Ela Oro”, alleging it was broadcasting negative perceptions of the government. Also on 1 February, Goke Famadewa, a journalist for The Punch newspaper, was manhandled by police attached to the Lagos office of Shell Nigeria. The journalist, who was reporting on a dispute inside the company, was beaten up for taking photographs of the premises. The police officers deleted all his photos before releasing him after two hours.     On 25 January, newspaper vendors Okwudili Nnadi, Tochukwu Onuigbo, Ugwu Stephen and Martha Agbedo – who had her five-month-old baby with her – were arrested by state police in Nsukka, in Enugu state. All copies of newspapers in their possession were seized based on the argument that they stirred up popular unrest because they contained photos of the victims of Boko Haram attacks. They were released after several hours but they were unable to recover the confiscated copies.Again on 25 January, Stanley Mijah, a journalist for The Scope published in Adamawa State, was indicted by a court in Yola for having in his possession sensitive articles which, if published, might disturb public order.Abdullahi Adamu Kanoma, a journalist with Zamfara State Radio, was charged with   criminal conspiracy, inciting public disturbance, illegal assembly and mischief by fire. He was arrested while on his way to the police headquarters to interview the commissioner after the fuel price protests of recent months. He was approached by police officers and told his name was a list of people to be arrested for taking part in the marches. His trial began on 6 February before the Zamfara State Sharia court.Problems persist in April, two more suspicious deathslast_img read more

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Several journalists held in Evin prison are seriously ill

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first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa Held since July 2007, Mohammad Sadegh Kabovand, who heads the Kurdistan Human Rights Organisation as well as being a journalist, has had several undiagnosed attacks in his cell. His state of health is worrying but he is being denied treatment and the prison authorities have systematically refused his requests for medical parole. A journalist and active campaigner against the death penalty, Baghi, 46, has been held since his arrest in Tehran on 28 December. He has been jailed several times since 2000 and was hospitalised on several occasions during his last spell in prison. Despite paying a large amount in bail, he was not allowed to spend the Persian New Year at home with his family on 21 March. “The lives of many journalists are now in danger,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Emadoldin Baghi, Badrolssadat Mofidi, Mehdi Mahmudian and Mohammad Sadegh Kabovand are seriously ill. We call for their unconditional and definitive release. We appeal to the Iranian authorities to act so that these lives are no longer at risk. We will hold them responsible for any misfortune.” Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is extremely worried about the appalling conditions in which Iranian prisoners of conscience, including many journalists, are being held. The authorities continue to detain them arbitrarily even when they are ailing and in very poor physical or psychological health. News Organisation March 18, 2021 Find out more News Mehdi Mahmudian, the journalist who exposed the inhuman treatment of prisoners at the Kahrizak detention centre, told his family by phone that he has been suffering from acute asthma. He has also suffered other kinds of attacks, losing consciousness in his cell on one occasion. He has been held for the past seven months. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa After visiting her husband, Emadoldin Baghi, in Tehran’s Evin prison on 30 March, Fatemeh Kamali Ahmad Sarai reported that he was taken to a Tehran hospital with a respiratory problem on 18 March before being returned to the prison later the same day. Receive email alerts News June 11, 2021 Find out more to go further There are other detained journalists with health problems. They include Henghameh Shahidi, Issa Saharkhiz, Nader Karimi and Mojtaba Lotfi, a cleric and website editor who was sentenced to four years in prison followed by five years of banishment on charges of anti-government propaganda and disseminating the views of Hossein Ali Montazeri, a dissident ayatollah. RSF_en April 1, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Several journalists held in Evin prison are seriously ill Follow the news on Iran News June 9, 2021 Find out more The family of Badrolssadat Mofidi, the head of the Association of Journalists and a contributor to several reformist newspapers, describe her condition as critical. “She has heart problems,” one of her daughters said after a prison visit. “She is being given very strong tranquilisers as the interrogations are causing her a great deal of stress.” Mofidi has been held in Evin prison’s Section 209 since her arrest on 28 December. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to electionlast_img read more

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Charlie Hebdo: “You marched for free speech in 2015, ensure it is respected now”

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first_imgNews Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan After the violent reactions and threats following the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s decision to republish the Mohamed cartoons on its cover, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) appeals to world leaders who took part in the historic march in Paris in January 2015 to respond again now to avoid a new tragedy. News News June 7, 2021 Find out more Calls for violence, condemnation by senior religious dignitaries and demonstrations in which protesters have trampled on the French flag – such have been the reactions in various parts of the world to the republishing of the cartoons to coincide with the start of the trial (September 2, 2020) of those accused of complicity in the 2015 Charlie Hebdo shootings. These reactions pose a new threat to the weekly.RSF appeals to all the world leaders who participated in the historic march in Paris on 11 January 2015, or to their successors, to ensure that issues related to religious intolerance are included in legislative and prescriptive initiatives and international actions for the protection of journalists. This means decriminalizing “blasphemy” in all UN member states.“There is an urgent need to reconnect with the spirit of tolerance and fraternity that prevailed in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shootings,” RSF Secretary-General Christophe Deloire said. “Respect for international legal standards protecting freedom of expression is not just an obligation. Heads of state and government have a duty to guarantee respect for these standards, obviously, but they also have a responsibility to promote this respect.”RSF deplores the fact that dangerous statements by some leaders have unfortunately not been sufficiently challenged. Turkey was one of the first countries to react to the republishing of the cartoons that prompted the 2015 terror attacks. The Turkish foreign ministry condemned their publication in a statement, while the government criticized the French president for defending the right to blasphemy.A few days later, on 8 September, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei described the republishing of the cartoons as an “unforgiveable great sin” and said, “the pretext of freedom of expression invoked by certain French politicians for not condemning this great crime must be rejected as mistaken and demagogic.” Even if not a formal order, this kind of statement from the country’s highest religious official could be regarded as a fatwa against Charlie Hebdo and its cartoonists.An adviser to the head of the Chechen Republic, Supreme Mufti Salah Mezhiev, openly threatened Charlie Hebdo on 4 September, describing the republishing of the cartoons as an “attack clearly planned by the West against Islam (…) liable to cause new human victims.” He warned that “the Chechen people and the entire Muslim Umma are determined to deliver a worthy response to the mockery by Satan’s thugs.”The Al Qaeda organization also openly threatened the staff of Charlie Hebdo. The 2015 attack “was not a one-off incident,” the terrorist organization said in a magazine issue dedicated to the attacks on the World Trade Centre and other US targets in 2001 that it published on 11 September. Al Qaeda accused French President Emmanuel Macron of “having given the green light” for the republishing of the cartoons and issued this warning: “If your freedom of expression respects no limit, prepare to face the freedom of our actions.”Anti-French protests were held in various Muslim countries. In Pakistan, around 100 people demonstrated on 3 September in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, chanting “Stop barking, French dogs,” walking on the French flag and then burning it. The following Friday, thousands of people protested throughout Pakistan, especially in Lahore, in response to a call from the extremist party Tehrik-e-Labbaik Pakistan.In the Turkish city of Istanbul, hundreds of protesters, brandishing placards with the words “Charlie Hebdo and Emmanuel Macron will pay a high price,” demonstrated on 13 September. In Iraq, around 100 people, including women and children, gathered outside the French embassy in Baghdad on September 17 in protest against the republishing of the cartoons.In Denmark, the Jyllands-Posten daily newspaper, which was the first newspaper to publish the Mohammed cartoons in 2005, paid tribute to Charlie Hebdo but explained that it would no longer take the risk of exposing its staff to violence.Turkey is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, Pakistan is 145th, Russia is 149th and Iran is 173rd. A demonstration in Istanbul on 13 September 2020 (photo: Ozan Kose/AFP). Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out more Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF sayscenter_img FranceTurkeyIranRussiaPakistanEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Asia – Pacific Religious intoleranceProtecting journalistsEvents JihadismFreedom of expressionViolence Organisation June 8, 2021 Find out more News to go further FranceTurkeyIranRussiaPakistanEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Asia – Pacific Religious intoleranceProtecting journalistsEvents JihadismFreedom of expressionViolence “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Receive email alerts September 18, 2020 Charlie Hebdo: “You marched for free speech in 2015, ensure it is respected now” RSF_en last_img read more

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Anger following aggravated burglary in Malin

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first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Anger following aggravated burglary in Malin DL Debate – 24/05/21 Gardai are appealing for information about an aggravated burglary in the Malin area on Saturday night last, the 26th of October.Two men in their mid 20s were tied up during the burglary, their parents were away at the time.The raiders escaped with an undisclosed sum of money.Following the raid, a Donegal councillor has said it has caused anger in the local community.Councillor Albert Doherty says that there needs to be a much larger garda presence in local areas……………………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/albertdohertyweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp By News Highland – October 28, 2019 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Previous article“We’ve a difficult week ahead”- Finn Harps manager Ollie HorganNext articleDerry City and Strabane councillors back Domestic Abuse campaign News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Aldi postpone selling non-essential ‘middle aisle’ products

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first_img WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook By News Highland – October 29, 2020 Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Aldi Ireland has confirmed that it has postponed all non-essential product Specialbuy promotions. All non-essential products currently on sale in the ‘middle aisles’ of its 144 Irish stores have also been removed.Aldi have been fully supportive of the government’s actions to combat COVID-19, and have been at the forefront of the retail response to the pandemic, keeping supply chains open and food supplies moving throughout.The decision follows further clarification from the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation regarding the classification of essential and non-essential retail.Specialbuy offers on essential products, such as Christmas food, beverage and DIY will continue to go on sale each Thursday and Sunday for our valued customers to ensure they can access the essential products they need.center_img Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Aldi postpone selling non-essential ‘middle aisle’ products Facebook Twitter Previous articleHighland Radio’s Colm Ferriter wins top gong at radio awardsNext articleDonegal hurlers hit with injuries to key men – Mickey McCann News Highland Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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Entanglement in man-made debris of Antarctic fur seals at Bird Island, South Georgia

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first_imgNeck collars of man-made marine debris were seen on 208 Antarctic fur seals (and removed from 170) during the 142 days of the 1988–1989 pup-rearing season at Bird Island, South Georgia. This represents at least 0.1% of the total Bird Island population and a minimum of 0.4% of animals in the best covered areas; a maximum value might approach 1%. Polypropylene straps (packaging bands) formed 59% of collars, nylon string (16%), fishing net (13%) and six other materials comprised the rest. Males accounted for 71% of entanglements, 88% of which were of young (1–4 yr old) animals; females accounted for 64% of animals older than this. Obvious physical injury was being caused to 30% of animals and only on 19% of animals was the collar loose enough potentially to come off. The magnitude of the problem at South Georgia is similar to that with northern fur seals at the Pribilof Islands, where a significant population decline has occurred concurrently. Antarctic fur seals are still increasing in numbers but stricter controls on the jettisoning of debris into the Southern Ocean ate needed if the entanglement problem is not to increase beyond the level of a potential threat.last_img read more

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UK Navy Frigate HMS Argyll Visits Beriut

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first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Royal The Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll has conducted the first visit by a British warship to Lebanon since November 2006, underlining the United Kingdom’s continued commitment to supporting Lebanon’s stability.The last time British warships were off the ‘Paris of the East’ they were helping to evacuate civilians as Israeli and Hezbollah forces clashed in a month-long war.Since then peace has returned to the country, Beirut is once more regarded as one of the world’s best tourist destinations and Britain has re-forged close ties with Lebanon’s armed forces, not least the Navy, many of whose officers are trained at Dartmouth.As Argyll arrived off the Lebanese coast she was met by the Lebanese ship Tabarga, which embarked the Type 23’s communications officer Lt Roger Skelley as liaison officer.The two vessels practised ship handling and communication exercises before Argyll entered harbour. After the usual round of official calls on local dignitaries, a lunch was held aboard for senior members of the LAF and the British Ambassador Tom Fletcher.While they were dining in style, simultaneously 20 sailors and Royal Marines took part in the British Embassy-led Sports Relief mile run alongside local schoolchildren as part of global efforts to publicise the London 2012 Olympics.“It was a great experience to run through Beirut marina and as far as I could tell the children were loving it, although not as much as they enjoyed their tour of the ship afterwards,” said Argyll’s navigator Lt Mark Webster.The first day of the four-day visit concluded with an official reception held on the frigate’s flight deck attended by the city’s diplomatic community, senior military officers, United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon, and local dignitaries and businessmen.The following day gave Argyll another opportunity to show of her full range of capabilities with 60 members of the LAF being given tours of the ship and the chance to chat with her crew.Meanwhile a team of marine and weapon engineers popped across to the patrol vessel Beirut to help her sailors fix her navigation radar – to the delight of WO ‘Noddy’ Holder, he said:“Without any prior knowledge of the radar it’s pleasing to be able to go back to basic engineering and help our fellow sailors restore their equipment.”Away from the ship, Argyll’s Royal Marine detachment and Lynx helicopter visited Hamat Air Base, which features a military training area funded by the UK and managed by ex-British Army personnel.A day of professionally-rewarding training with the Lebanese Air Force and Sea Commando Regiment then followed, culminating in a joint power demonstration of a rapid helicopter insertion and extraction of troops; Argyll’s Lynx aircrew revelled in the opportunity to fly in formation with the iconic Huey helicopter operated by Lebanese.Later in the day the ship’s company also tested her sporting prowess with a football match against a LAF team. In a hard-fought affair HMS Argyll went behind by two goals, pulled one back before conceding a third to go down 3-1.The final day in Lebanon saw one party from the ship visit the ancient town of Byblos and spectacular caves of Jieta Grotto, while another party enjoyed the unexpected treat of a day’s skiing in a nearby mountain resort, complete with views of the Mediterranean Sea and the ship below.Meanwhile back aboard the children of British Embassy staff were thrilled to receive guided tours of the ship, with many pronouncing themselves determined to seek a career in the Royal Navy as a result.And that was Beirut.The visit, said Argyll’s Commanding Officer Cdr Paul Stroude, was “one of the most rewarding and fascinating of my Naval career. “Such an unusual visit was guaranteed to be high profile, and it was no surprise that it attracted enormous interest across Lebanon, however the warmth of the welcome extended to the British ship was overwhelming, and underlined the high regard with which the Royal Navy is viewed in the country. “Throughout our stay we have been looked after and hosted superbly well by the Lebanese Armed Forces and the local community. “It has been a pleasure to discover what a thriving, friendly and cosmopolitan city Beirut is and my ship’s company have thoroughly enjoyed themselves. “I sincerely hope that further ship visits are made by the Royal Navy in the near future.” [mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 19, 2012; Image: royalnavy View post tag: HMS View post tag: visits UK Navy Frigate HMS Argyll Visits Beriut Share this article View post tag: Argyllcenter_img View post tag: Frigate View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK Navy Frigate HMS Argyll Visits Beriut View post tag: Beriut View post tag: Naval March 19, 2012last_img read more

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