Private radio station badly damaged by bomb

first_img Reporters Without Borders has protested against the bombing early today ofthe Voice of The People, a private radio station in Harare which has oftenbeen criticized by the government. The station was badly damaged but no onewas injured. “We urge you to conduct a thorough investigation into this explosion and to inform us of its progress”, Reporters Without Borders secretary-generalRobert Ménard said in a letter to Interior Minister Kembo Mohadi. “Theauthorities must give a clear signal that such actions will not gounpunished”, the letter said. It noted that radio is especially important asit is the media used by most Zimbabweans to keep up with the news.A guard was the only person at the radio station when the attack took placein the early hours of 29 August. He said he was approached by three men, oneof them armed. Two of them restrained him while the third threw theexplosive device into the building. The three then ran off. The blastdestroyed the radio station’s roof and its equipment.The Voice of The People employs local journalists who prepare radioprogrammes in local languages that are sent by computer to the Netherlands.From there they are broadcast back to Zimbabwe in order not to be subject toZimbabwe’s repressive news media laws. The government had often accused thestation of by-passing the law and of spreading propaganda hostile to thegovernment and likely to foment political divisions. On 4 July, police hadsearched the station, seizing files and cassettes.The premises housing the printing press of the Daily News newspaper inSoutherton, a suburb of Harare, was bombed on the night of 27-28 January2001. No one was injured but the printing press was badly damaged, making itvery difficult to bring out the daily. No one every claimed responsibilityfor the bombing and the investigation produced no results. ZimbabweAfrica Follow the news on Zimbabwe News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Receive email alerts Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell Reporters Without Borders has protested against the bombing early today ofthe Voice of The People, a private radio station in Harare which has oftenbeen criticized by the government. The station was badly damaged but no onewas injured. News Help by sharing this information to go further ZimbabweAfrica News Reports RSF_en Organisation August 29, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Private radio station badly damaged by bomb Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail November 12, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more September 1, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Saunton to host record breaking championship

first_img31 May 2017 Saunton to host record breaking championship Next week’s English senior men’s open championship at Saunton, Devon, is a record breaking success – and that’s before a ball has been struck. It attracted entries from 439 players – almost 80 more than ever before – who were hoping to make it into the field of 288 competitors. Players with handicaps of 4.5 and better claimed places in the championship – another record for the championship. The cut has never before been so low and over the last three years it’s been 5.5. The successful players, who include defending champion Richard Latham of Woodhall Spa, will start their challenge in the three-day 54-hole strokeplay event on Wednesday, 7 June.  Toby Thorne, England Golf’s Deputy Championship Director, commented: “This is always one of our most popular championships but this year’s entry has been amazing. The prospect of playing both of Saunton’s championship courses has clearly been a great draw and we’re looking forward to some excellent golf and great competition.” Russell Mayne, Saunton’s General Manager, added: “To have two quality courses on the same site, offering 36 holes of championship golf, is a massive attraction.” The East course is the older, longer course and has hosted most championships. But the West is right up there with it and has recently benefited from a winter work project, focussing on nine holes, which added length, new bunkers and reshaped surrounds. Together the courses call for the complete range of golfing skills. But, as Russell points out: “Everything depends on the weather. It’s the wind, the direction and the strength, which really dictate how low the scoring will be.” The club members are looking forward to the event with many signing up to volunteer during the week. They’ll also be following the progress of their fellow member Paul Vicary, who is one of almost 20 Devon golfers in the field. Vicary plays for Devon seniors and will be joined in the championship by six other members of the team which reached the final of last year’s English Senior County Championship. They are Tim Aggett (Torquay), Tony Allsopp (Tiverton), Phil Lyons (Churston), Paul Marels (Dartmouth), Rick Pillow (Exeter) and Richard Ward (Dainton Park). Click here for more information Caption: Defending champion Richard Latham (image © Leaderboard Photography)last_img read more

SafePlace Receives Personal Care Kits from Zonta

first_imgMembers of Zonta Club of South Puget Sound present SafePlace’s Amy Heller (second from right) with personal care kits for domestic violence survivors.SafePlace, a non-profit agency serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence, is proud to be the beneficiary of the Zonta Club of South Puget Sound’s Personal Care Kits.Because October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Zonta Club of South Puget Sound is providing SafePlace with 50 personal care kits for shelter residents.  Upon request each kit will contain a manicure/pedicure kit, a purse size make-up bag, a small mirror, a hair brush, a bottle of mouth wash, a personal journal with pen, and a gift card for additional personal items.“This is such a great donation- these are items that are much appreciated and often overlooked.  Self-care is such a priority in the process of healing.  Gifts like these care kits are a wonderful way to show survivors how much they are cared for and support them in taking care of themselves,” says Amy Heller, SafePlace Residential Services Coordinator.The Zonta Club of South Puget Sound is a member of Zonta International which is a powerful organization creative positive change in women’s lives throughout the world. Facebook15Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by SafePlacelast_img read more