Journalists and bloggers among 12 people who could face military trial

first_img News Receive email alerts News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information to go further As a result of more than 700 complaints from a group calling itself “Young Men and Women for an Honourable Egypt” against 12 well-known figures, the public prosecutor decided on March 7 to refer the cases to military courts. Among the 12 are two journalists from the station ON TV, Rim Magued and Yosri Fouda, activists such as the bloggers Nawara Ngem and Wael Ghoneim, as well as the writer Alaa Al-Aswani. They could face charges of attempting to overthrow the state and damaging the reputation of the armed forces, which was seen as the reason for referring the prosecutions to a court martial. Section 9 of the country’s martial law allows for any offence related to the armed forces to be tried by a military court, which seriously undermines the right to a fair trial. The use of this procedure constitutes a denial of justice under international law. We demand that civilian law be strengthened and all legal provisions allowing for referrals to military courts be scrapped.Magued was previously summoned before the military prosecutor on 31 May 2011, after he criticized the Council. The journalist Nabil Sharaf Al-Din and the blogger Hossam Al-Hamalawy appeared on his talk show where they accused the military police of abuses and human rights violations during the crackdown on demonstrations. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff March 9, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists and bloggers among 12 people who could face military trial RSF_en News Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Last October, the journalist Yosri Fouda decided not to broadcast his programme on ON TV, which was devoted to an interview with the writer Alaa Al-Aswani, as a protest against growing censorship.The authorities have tried several times to censor and intimidate ON TV. On 4 October last year, the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones issued a formal warning to the satellite station, accusing it of violating the terms of the Investment Guarantees and Incentives Act as regards programme content.On 19 December, the station’s head office was raided by armed troops while it was broadcasting a report on the violence in Tahrir Square. Several video cameras were seized. Reporters Without Borders also deplores acts of violence against a number of journalists on 4 February while they were covering a demonstration outside the interior ministry. Mahmoud Al-Ghazaly, a correspondent for the station Nile News, lost an eye when riot police opened fire at face level. Mohamed Jawdat, a photographer for the news website Rassd News Network, was attacked by police when he started filming the demonstration. He immediately showed his press card to the security forces, who confiscated his camera and his mobile phone.Mustafa Ala’a-ed’din, a photographer for the same network, was also held for questioning when he tried to obtain news of his arrested colleague from officers at the ministry. His mobile phone was smashed and his camera confiscated. The police officers severely beat both journalists with their rifle butts. Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the referral of the cases of two journalists and two activist bloggers to military courts for trial on charges of harming the army’s image and seeking to overthrow the state. “The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has demonstrated once again its willingness to muzzle media workers, who are repeatedly the victims of military oppression,” the press freedom organization said.“This organization openly condemns the use of military courts to try journalists and bloggers and demands these proceeding be dropped immediately.” News Related documents Journalists and bloggers among 12 people who could face military trial – Arabic versionPDF – 49.7 KB February 6, 2021 Find out more February 1, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Egypt January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

People on the move

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. People on the moveOn 14 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. • Tony Cheesman, a former inspector from the Health and Safety Executive,has joined West Anglia Training Association as health and safety consultant.His job will be to advise local employers on health and safety training needs.• Jeff Bakes joined Taylor Woodrow as group HR project manager at the end ofFebruary. He will be responsible for overhauling HR at the company andintroducing a strategy which will pull together the construction, property andhomes divisions, covering the group’s 9,000 staff. He moves fromPricewaterhouseCoopers where he was principal consultant. Before joining PwC hespent 17 years with British Gas where his last post was HR director for theengineering projects group.• The Co-operative Insurance Society in Manchester has recruited SharonMartin as principal employee relations adviser. She took up the post on 28February after three years at the Government Office for the north-west, whichshe joined as regional personnel manager, then moved after two years totraining and development manager. Before that she was an occupationalpsychologist for the Employment Service.• Vicki Sanderson has joined IT services company Compel as HR systemsconsultant. She moved from flour miller Rank Hovis, where she spentsix-and-a-half years, most recently as HR systems controller. • Another IT services company, Roan Technology, has taken on Jeremy Russon.He has taken up the job of HR systems manager, after spending 18 months withPrudential as HR consultant to the pensions group in Reading. Before that hewas HR officer for pharmaceuticals company Merck, Sharp and Dohme for twoyears.• CfA, the national training organisation for administrators, has appointedGordon Beaumont as chairman. Beaumont was formerly chairman of the NTOrecognition panel. He is author of the 1996 Beaumont Report on the NVQ and SVQsystem.• Sito, the NTO for the security industry has appointed Charlotte Blach asnorth of England manager with responsibility for developing training forclients in her area. She was previously account manager for IT and multimediatraining company Intellect Management.• UK Skills, the standards-setting body for skills competitions, hasappointed Graeme Hall as deputy chief executive. He was previously assistantprincipal of Lambeth College. Glyn Diggins (right) has joined Shepherd Trainingand Development Services as business development manager. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Denmark buying ALFS sonars, sonobuoys for its MH-60Rs

first_img Photo: Photo: Royal Danish Navy View post tag: MH-60R Share this article The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale of nine AN/AQS-22 airborne low frequency sonar (ALFS) systems and six hundred AN/SSQ-36/53/62 sonobuoys for its fleet of MH-60R helicopters.The possible sale has an estimated value of $200 million, according to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency.The ALFS and sonobuoys are central components of the helicopter’s capability to perform anti-submarine warfare missions.Other items include spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, and technical documentation. The prime contractor would be Lockheed Martin who worked with the US Navy to deliver the final two helicopters to the Royal Danish Navy in 2018.In 2012, Denmark announced the acquisition of a total of nine helicopters to replace its ageing Lynx helicopters. With the decision, the Scandinavian country joined Australia to become the second foreign customer to operate the aircraft.center_img View post tag: Royal Danish Navy View post tag: Lockheed Martinlast_img read more

The Carbon Trust adds loan boost

first_imgNew research by The Carbon Trust has revealed that lack of time and expertise to measure and reduce their carbon emissions is preventing the UK’s small and medium businesses from achieving business energy savings.While 63% of SME senior managers and directors surveyed realised they could reduce their carbon emissions through low- and no-cost energy-saving measures, more than two-thirds (69%) said their business had made no investment to reduce carbon emissions. Almost all (93%) of respondents said their company did not measure carbon emissions – citing lack of expertise as the key barrier.In response, it is launching an Energy Efficiency Loans campaign, which urges businesses to take action now and apply for an interest-free loan to replace or upgrade existing equipment to more energy-efficient versions. This year, The Carbon Trust has committed nearly £27 million to its Energy Efficiency Loans (EEL) scheme, almost double the amount available last year, to help SMEs reduce carbon emissions and cut costs.Michael Rea, Carbon Trust chief operating officer says this new research highlights the increasing awareness among SMEs of both the need to take action on climate change and the bottom-line opportunities available through making low-cost changes to their business. He says: “SMEs account for around 20% of the country’s overall emissions, so it is essential they are supported to act on climate change. We are significantly increasing our interest-free loans pool to help more businesses invest in new energy-efficient equipment, save money and cut their carbon footprint. We have also launched a range of new online tools, designed with SMEs in mind, to help them reduce their carbon emissions and cut costs.”The findings mirror the Federation of Small Business’ own research – that lack of resources and awareness remains a barrier to small businesses. “They know they have to do something, but are unclear about the next steps,” says John Holbrow, FSB environment and energy policy chairman.SMEs in England and Scotland or all businesses in Wales that have been trading for at least 12 months, could borrow from £5,000 to £100,000. Northern Ireland firms that have been trading for at least 12 months may be eligible to apply for an unsecured interest-free loan of up to £400,000.l For information visit: [http://www.carbontrust.co.uk/loans] or [http://www.carbontrust.co.uk/SME].last_img read more

A blogger’s blog about blogging

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Thanks to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube and every other social media platform out there, many people (millennials in particular) have completely bought into the idea that all their thoughts are worth sharing and that the world will respond. Many have even taken that belief to the next level by starting a blog. But is it true? Does every idea, belief and opinion deserve an audience?I’m all for generating new content but after a while, I realized that not everyone is going to be the next top fashion blogger or the acclaimed food critic telling you to skip the hamburger at that hot new restaurant. Every blogger has to find their own voice and, honestly, it seems as if a lot of those voices are being echoed.When starting a new blog or a new post on an existing blog, it is important to ask yourself a series of questions. What makes my POV unique? How do I approach my audience from an intriguing angle? Who can I work with to help me generate my goal? As a reformed blogger myself, I understand just how difficult the process is ­– my readers couldn’t care less about my recipe for 3-point Weight Watchers chili or my kickin’ new exercise gear if the message is sloppy and overdone. continue reading »last_img read more

Wolf Administration Approves Two More Facilities to Begin Medical Marijuana Production

first_img December 19, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Wolf Administration Approves Two More Facilities to Begin Medical Marijuana Productioncenter_img Human Services,  Medical Marijuana,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced GTI Pennsylvania, LLC, Montour County, and Pennsylvania Medical Solutions, LLC, Lackawanna County, have been approved to begin growing and processing medical marijuana at their facilities.“Pennsylvania now has six grower/processors that are fully operational, bringing us one step closer to providing medical marijuana to patients,” Governor Wolf said. “We expect more grower/processors to become operational in the coming days. The program is moving forward to deliver medication to patients with serious medical conditions in the next few months.”In order to become operational, the grower/processors underwent several inspections from the Department of Health. The facilities also are fully integrated with the seed-to-sale tracking system. The grower/processors will now be able to begin accepting seeds and clones to grow medical marijuana.“More than 9,300 patients have registered to participate in the program, and are in the process of visiting an approved practitioner to get their patient certification,” Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine said. “More than 200 physicians have been approved as practitioners, with nearly 300 more going through the process.”The Medical Marijuana Program was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016. Since that time, the department has:Completed the Safe Harbor temporary guidelines and Safe Harbor Letter application process, as well as approved more than 300 applications;Completed temporary regulations for growers/processors, dispensaries physicians and laboratories, all which have been published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin;Issued permits to grower/processors and dispensaries;Developed the Medical Marijuana Physician Workgroup;Approved four training providers for physician continuing education;Approved two laboratories to test medication before it is delivered to patients;Launched the Patient and Caregiver Registry; andContinue to work with permittees to ensure they will be operational within six months.The Medical Marijuana Program became effective on May 17, 2016, and is expected to be fully implemented by 2018. The program will offer medical marijuana to patients who are residents of Pennsylvania and under a practitioner’s care for the treatment of a serious medical condition as defined by the Medical Marijuana Law.Questions about the Medical Marijuana Program can be emailed to [email protected] Information is also available on the Department of Health website at www.health.pa.gov.For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.last_img read more

Diamond crowed African Artist of the Years

first_imgDiamond Platinumz from Tanzania stole the night at the All Africa Music Awards 2015 taking home three awards and being crowned the African artist of the year. The awards gala held in Nigeria over the weekend aims to preserve the African music culture.East Africa dethroned Nigeria with musicians from the region taking most of the awards this year. Kenya’s Sauti sol and Nigeria’s Yemi Alade also get awarded with the best group and the best female West African artist respectively.last_img

La Liga plan to restart with Seville derby on Friday night

first_img Diario AS build upon an initial report from Cadena Ser that the league plan to get the campaign back underway by mid-June and hope to complete the remaining 11 matchdays by the end of July. Sevilla sporting director Monchi has said: “There is no better way for La Liga to return than this derby. It will be one more incentive, as we are all looking forward to football returning and that first match will be magnificent.” Spanish football has suspended indefinitely since the middle of March and was stopped just before the scheduled Seville derby at Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium.Advertisement League chief Javier Tebas and his organisation have consistently voiced their confidence on the competition returning this season and for all outstanding games to be played. Loading… Read Also: Messi donates €500k towards the fight against COVID-19 Players across La Liga have returned to individual training sessions from late last week after mass testing for the coronavirus took place among all 42 clubs across the top two divisions. Tebas insisted on Movistar, as cited by Marca, that whilst the league will continue to adhere to advice from Spanish health authorities, they remain confident that there is a minimal risk of staging the remainder of the games. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThese Films Were Sued For The Weirdest ReasonsThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Rihanna Museum Is Probably Opening Soon La Liga plan to restart the 2019/20 campaign with the Seville derby between Sevilla and Real Betis being staged on Friday night,  June 12.last_img read more

Amy Catherine (Weber) Taylor

first_imgAmy Catherine (Weber) Taylor, 39, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019.She was born January 11, 1980, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, daughter of Larry and Mary Catherine (O’Neal) Weber.She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.She attended Marion College and Northern Kentucky University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Amy worked various jobs throughout her life, one of which was as a photographer for Olan Mills Photography. Another was as a substitute teacher for the South Dearborn School Corporation. Amy was very artistic. She took great pictures and was an excellent artist. Amy had a big heart and liked to help everyone. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and she will be greatly missed.Amy is survived by her parents: Larry and Mary “Cathy” Weber of Greendale, Indiana; daughter, Tiffany Taylor; sister, Lori Michelle (Russell) Pol of Spring, TX; and close friend and companion, Tony Stover of Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Friends will be received Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 542 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m. at the church.Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Tiffany Taylor College Fund. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450, and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com last_img read more

BRAZIL 2014: 55 days to go

first_img55 FIFA World Cup™ matches have gone to extra time – including one-third of its 18 Finals.Italy, England, Argentina and Spain used the additional 30 minutes to seize the Trophy in 1934, 1966, 1978 and 2010 respectively, while, following goalless extra time periods in 1994 and 2006, Brazil and Italy emerged triumphant on penalties.Gli Azzurri have gone to extra time a record 11 times in the World Cup, losing in it only once, courtesy of Ahn Jung-Hwan’s headed golden goal for Korea Republic in the Round of 16 in 2002 – an act that got him sacked by his Italian club Perugia.Germany, England and France have gone to extra time nine, eight and seven times respectively, while Argentina, Brazil and Spain have done six times apiece.last_img