All-out witch-hunt against media

first_img News Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff RSF_en Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Follow the news on Egypt EgyptMiddle East – North Africa EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News February 6, 2021 Find out more Please find enclosed three listings on the violence against the press:- one for detained reporters (arrested, interrogated, missing)- one for attacked reporters (physical assaults)- one for media-related actions (closure of an office, camera confiscated…)Green = a reporter that has been detained or attacked and something happened to his equipmentYellow = info to verify absolutelyOrange = reporter attacked and detained Related documents Journalists detainedPDF – 48.84 KBJournalists attackedPDF – 63.25 KBmedias equipmentPDF – 35.17 KB Organisation Since Wednesday 2 FebruaryMany journalists who were attacked refused to give their names or identify the media organizations to which they are attached for fear of reprisals. Sylvain Castonguay, cameraman for Radio Canada, was punched in the face while covering the clashes between opponents and supporters of President Hosni Mubarak. Demonstrators helped him get out of the crowd. The army intervened to take him to his hotel. Mohamed Khayal and photographer Magdi Ibrahim of the Egyptian daily Al-Shoruk were injured and their camera destroyed when a group of men described as plain clothes policemen attacked the offices of the newspaper in Cairo. Military officers confiscated a press card and a SC memory card belonging to a journalist from Al-Masry al-Youm on the streets of Cairo. The newspaper evacuated its headquarters after hearing of the attack on Al-Shoruk.Individuals in civilian clothing surrounded the offices of Sawsan Abu Hussein, deputy editor of the Egyptian magazine October, after a call from her to a live television broadcast in which she reported the violence being used against demonstrators.Serge Dumont, a Belgian journalist who is correspondent in the Middle East for the Belgian daily Le Soir, Le Temps of Switzerland and France’s Voix du Nord arrested by the army intelligence services and accused of spying has been detained for two days. (See,39458.html)Anderson Cooper and Hala Gorim of CNN, Christiane Amanpour of ABC News, Jerome Boehm of the BBC, Katie Couric of CBS and Lara Setrakian of Bloomberg were attacked by Mubarak supporters. According to Lara Setrakian their attackers saw the camera and threw themselves on it.Ahmed Bajano, correspondent ofAl-Arabiya, was beaten up. His film crew was attacked at the Mustafa Mahmud square at Mohandiseen by men in civilian dress. He suffered concussion and was taken to a nearby hospital.Ahmed Abdullah, also from the satellite television channel Al-Arabiya, was detained by Mubarak supporters. He was roughly handled and then freed. Steffen Jensen, a journalist from the Danish television station TV2 News, was attacked by a group of men after refusing to give them his cell phone and passport. They struck him with sticks. Rupert Wingfield-Hayes of the BBC was attacked in his car in the street by a group of “angry men.” He was handed over to the secret police who handcuffed and blindfolded him. With a colleague he was taken in for interrogation. They were freed after three hours.Pierre Barbancey of the French newspaper Humanité, Thomas Cantaloube of the French website Mediapart, Vincent Lafargue, freelance photographer and Sarah Mabrouk, freelance, were arrested by Mubarak supporters on their way back to their hotel. They were handed over to the military and held for two hours in a barracks near the city centre before being freed.Sahar Talat, correspondent in Egypt for the Spanish service of RFI, was surrounded and beaten by a crowd accusing her of being a spy for Al Jazeera before she managed to escape.A journalist working for the German channel ZDF and the New York Times was arrested on 2 February while driving from Alexandria to Cairo. She spent 20 hours in a high security institution in Cairo and was freed the following afternoon. Photographer Mohammed Omar, of the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA), was attacked and suffered a head injury while taking pictures of the confrontations between opponents and backers of Mubarak in Tahrir Square on 2 February. He was arrested by troops soon after and released the next day.Dutch journalist Harald Doornbos of GPD was attacked by demonstrators armed with machetes while leaving the area of the clashes with his wife, a reporter for an Arab television station. The mob stopped their taxi and broke its windshield. Three Egyptians then mediated to save his life and that of his wife. Peter Stefanovic, the European correspondent of the Australian television station Channel 9, was forced out of his taxi by the police. With his crew he was questioned briefly in a police command center before being released. The hotel security services confiscated their second camera. A journalist from Fox TV Turkey, his Egyptian cameraman and their driver were kidnapped by men with knives while filming the demonstrations before being freed by police, according to the Turkish news agency Anatolia.Reporter Habel Robert and photographer Lutz Christian of the Swiss weekly L’Illustré were arrested and held in a tank. There has been no further news of them. Three photographers who did not wish to be named for fear of reprisals said they had been followed by police officers into their hotel and beaten up. Another journalist said herd had been hit by stones thrown by plain clothes police.Three journalists from the French channel France 24 were detained and released after a few hours. One journalist from the French daily Le Figaro and three from the French TV station TF1 were also detained. News to go further News February 1, 2021 Find out more February 3, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 All-out witch-hunt against media Reporters Without Borders is aware of the following incidents involving journalists and news media. The list is far from exhaustive:Journalists attacked: 26Confiscated material: 4 cases Media offices attacked: 1 Disappeared journalists: 3 Arrested/kidnaped: 19 1 journalist in coma Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is horrified by what appears to be an all-out witch-hunt against news media that are covering events in Egypt and is very concerned for all the journalists currently in Cairo, especially on the eve of a major demonstration planned by President Hosni Mubarak’s opponents for tomorrow, which they are describing as the deadline for his departure.“Theft, violence, arbitrary arrests and extreme violence… the list of abuses against journalists by President Mubarak’s supporters is getting longer by the hour and they are clearly systematic and concerted,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said.“After shutting down the Internet and then reconnecting it at the start of this week, the regime has decided to target media personnel physically by unleashing its supporters in an unprecedented campaign of hatred and violence. This has gone beyond censorship. This is now about ridding Cairo of all journalists working for foreign news media.“We urge all news media to reinforce their coordination in order to provide as much security as possible for their correspondents in Egypt. And we urge foreign governments and their embassies to provide the utmost diplomatic support for journalists from their countries when they find themselves in difficulty.”Julliard added: “It seems that journalists are no longer safe anywhere in Cairo. Several news bureaux have also been attacked. The highest level of the Egyptian government must be held responsible for this policy of physical attacks. We urge the international community to adopt a strong unanimous position quickly, to draw the appropriate conclusions from the events of the past few days and to consider sanctions.” Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Teaching Associate(s) for Field Instruction

first_imgPosition OverviewSchool / Campus / College: University of Washington,BothellOrganization: Educational StudiesTitle: Teaching Associate(s) for Field InstructionPosition DetailsPosition DescriptionThe University of Washington Bothell’s Teacher CertificationProgram seeks part-time Field Instructor(s) for openings as theyoccur in our programs. Field Instructors coach and evaluate studentteaching experiences and facilitate connections between academicinstruction and student teaching experiences. Field Instructors arepart-time faculty appointed into the title of Teaching Associate(0169) and work with student teacher candidates at K-12 levels, aswell as with candidates in our dual endorsement program for ESOLand/or SPED. Field Instructors work with student candidatesthroughout the academic year (Autumn to Spring quarters), beginningas early as late August and ending as late as June 15th.Field Instructors work closely with student teacher candidates tofacilitate connections between academic instruction and studentteaching experiences at area K-12 schools. Field Instructors serveas liaisons in coordinating the functions of the student teachingexperience with the expectations of the University. They act asmediators between Candidates and building Principals and UWBFaculty. Field Instructors assist in ensuring successful teachingexperiences for the Candidates. They assume primary responsibilityfor the assessment of the Candidates’ student teachingexperiences.The SES Teacher Certification Programs enable Candidates to pursueteacher certification in Elementary Education or SecondaryEducation, with an optional dual endorsement in English Speakers ofOther Languages (ESOL) or Special Education (SPED) during theirfinal quarters at UWB.The Teaching Associate appointment is a temporary, non-tenure trackappointment and appointed for the appropriate quarter(s) in whichcandidate observations/evaluations occur. For SES FieldInstructors, specific dates of service are as follows:Field Instruction Area and Appointment DatesElementary / Secondary Education: Service dates: August 16 – March31. Academic appointment through June 15..Secondary ESOL Endorsement: December 16 – March 15.Elementary ESOL Endorsement: March 16 – June 15Elementary / Secondary SPED Endorsement: March 16 – June 15Responsibilities: Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related fieldAt least three years of experience in K-12 teaching at theelementary, middle level and/or secondary levelWA State K12 endorsement in ESOL (ELL) or SPED (for ESOL/SPEDField Instructors). For ESOL Field Instructors, commensurateexperience with ESOL populations may be considered.Experience with mentoring, coaching or supervising pre-serviceor beginning teachers (e.g. experience with ESOL and SpecialEducation populations, as an Instructional Coach, TOSA, first yearteacher mentor, principal or administrative experience, teachercandidate mentor, etc.)Ability to use Internet and computer hardware/softwaretoolsAbility to closely collaborate, listen and communicateeffectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff andadministration at UW and in partner schoolsCommitment to strategies that support social justiceDemonstrate respect for diversityAbility to thrive in a collaborative environment Master’s Degree in Education or related fieldSignificant teaching experience including content knowledge inK12 learning standards and curriculum as well as effectivepractices in classroom managementExperience teaching in a public school settings preferably indiverse classroomsFamiliarity with the edTPA as administered in WashingtonStateCommitment and interest in the preparation of beginningteachers and teacher educationExperience mentoring, coaching or teaching adultsCommitment to developing as a coach and teacher educatorGroup facilitation skillsTime management and organizational skillsAbility to work independentlyProfessional demeanor Preferred Attributes and Qualifications :center_img Provide advice and assistance to student teacher candidates asneeded. Help solve field- based problems.Meet to discuss expectations and plan the student teachingexperience.Maintain close communication with Candidates throughout theyear.Communicate with the Candidates and Placement Coordinator aboutany concerns or issues related to the progress of theCandidates.Evaluate the Candidates at regular intervals throughobservation and post lesson conferences. Provide written feedbackto the Candidates using the UWB Lesson Observation Form as well asnarrative summaries of lesson observations.Use the Post-Lesson Conference Guidelines to offer guidance,mentoring, effective supervision, and constructive suggestions inthe techniques of teaching.Support Candidates in preparing for the edTPAFacilitate field seminars with small groups of Candidatesduring the teaching internshipAttend monthly UWB Teacher Certification meetings on campus andshare progress reports on Candidates.Participate in Guidance and Support Team meetings asneeded.Participate in other School of Educational Studies programevents throughout the year such as the Job Search Clinic, studentapplicant interviews, and other special events.Write a final letter of recommendation for UWB Certificationrecords and for the Candidates’ job searches and complete SchoolDistrict Confidential Reference Forms as needed for Candidates intheir job search.Participate in professional development events on campus forcooperating teachers, which are often in the evening, such asco-teaching or edTPA seminars.Engage in University of Washington teaching, research andservice.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications : Travel to school districts within 30-40 miles of the University ofWashington Bothell is required. UW Bothell reimburses mileage atrates according to state policy. Employment and continuedappointment/employment are contingent upon successful completion ofa criminal background check, adequate enrollment and funding, andSES faculty and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairsapproval.InstructionsAny vacancies are open until filled. Qualified applicants areencouraged to apply at any time and to maintain update materials ona regular basis. When positions become open, our search teamsreview qualified applicant materials and communicate withcandidates as appropriate/needed.To apply, please apply throughInterfolioat Submit:1) a current Resume or Curriculum Vita2) a letter of interest, including:* Your K-12 Certification (Elementary, Mid-level, and/orSecondary)* Your focus area (e.g. Social Studies, Language Arts, Math,Science, ESOL, SPED), and* Your specific field instruction area(s) of interest (Secondary,Elementary, SPED, and/or ESOL), and3) one (1) letter of reference4) Contact information for two (2) other references who couldprovide a recommendation upon requestAs a collaborative, scholarly and professional community, theUniversity of WashingtonBothell School of Educational Studies exists to develop andsupport educators who have the commitments and capabilities topromote the learning of all students in diverse contexts. Wesupport interdisciplinary scholarship that explores themultifaceted dimensions of learning and schooling. We giveparticular focus to (a) the purposes of education in a social andpolitical democracy, (b) the responsibility of universities tocollaborate with community partners, and (c) the critical role ofprofessional educators in supporting equity in learning.The University of WashingtonBothell is the fastest growing public university in the stateof Washington. We provide a leading-edge student experiencegrounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with facultymembers as teachers and mentors, and staff dedicated to studentsuccess. The academic work of the campus focuses oncross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connectedlearning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollmentis approximately 5,000 students. A majority of those students arefirst generation college attendees or are from underrepresentedgroups; approximately 92 percent are from Washington. Located inthe Seattle metropolitan region, UW Bothell builds vibrant regionalpartnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and preparesstudents for leadership in the state of Washington andbeyond.Diversity is a corevalue of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power ofdiversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways tounderstand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and todiscover, design and deliver solutions.Equal Employment Opportunity StatementUniversity of Washington is an affirmative action and equalopportunity employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to race, color, creed,religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status,pregnancy, genetic information,gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protectedveteran status.last_img read more