Virgin pilots hit out over days off

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IPL 2020 : KXIP captain KL Rahul extremely upset with the…

first_imgCricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020Latest Sports NewsSportSport News IPL 2020 : KXIP captain KL Rahul extremely upset with the defeat, ‘I have no answers’ With six required off the final delivery to drag the match into a Super Over, Maxwell tried to heave Narine over the cover boundary but the ball fell just inches short of the boundary. “I have no answers. We just need to keep coming harder in the next seven games. We bowled really well. This was a fresh strip so we didn’t know what were good lines and lengths. And the bowlers adjusted really well. And they were brave at the death too,” Rahul said. The Punjab skipper further said that losing wickets at the back end of the chase hurt his team. “Don’t think we were satisfied at any stage in the chase. You are satisfied only when you win the game. Towards the end, we kept losing wickets, and couldn’t get us over the line,” he added. Also Read : IPL 2020 Orange Cap: KL Rahul consolidates his position at top,… Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Daily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionAge Has Finally Caught Up To These CelebsDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBe|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Football Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoRequiring 14 from 6 deliveries, Punjab had an out-of-form Glenn Maxwell in the middle and the Australian was foxed by Sunil Narine, who first removed the dangerous Nicholas Pooran and then dismissed Mandeep Singh to bring Kolkata back into the match. Also Read : https://www.insidesport.co/ipl-2020-points-table-kkr-beat-kxip-to-jump-to-third-position-punjab-still-at-bottom/ Chasing 165 runs to win, Punjab rode on fine half-centuries from Rahul and Mayank Agarwal before pressing the panic button to lose the match by two runs.  Cricket F1 French GP 2021 Live: Sergio Perez overtakes Bottas for 3rd place, 3 laps to go; Follow Live Updates Latest Sports News WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final Formula 1 By Kunal Dhyani – October 10, 2020 Cricket Previous articleF1 Eifel Grand Prix : Lewis Hamilton beaten to pole by Valtteri BottasNext articleIPL 2020 CSK vs RCB: Virat Kohli achieves another milestone, becomes first player to score 6000 runs for RCB Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket Cricket IPL 2021: As KL Rahul turns 29, on this special day, let’s check out out 3 records which are completely owned by the Punjab Kings skipper I have no answers,’ KL Rahul, KingsXI Punjab skipper said after his side suffered a stunning loss against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. ALSO READ: IPL 2020: KKR beat KXIP by 2 runs in last-ball thriller WTC Final 2021 LIVE: 5 Ways to watch India vs New Zealand World Test Championship LIVE Streaming for free Cricket IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan Facebook Twitter Football WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSDream11IPL 2020IPL 2020 KXIPIPL Live Scoreipl match listIPL Point TableIPL Scheduleipl today matchKKR defeat KXIP HighlightsKL RAHULKL Rahul in IPL 2020KXIP extremely upsetlive iplPL 2020 Points table SHARE ICC WTC Final LIVE commentary: AIR, DD Sports to live stream & broadcast India vs New Zealand for free Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway provide slow start, India in search of wickets; NZ 20/0 (13 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crorelast_img read more

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HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) HY2011 Interim Report

first_imgHF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke)  2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileHF Group Limited formerly (Housing Finance Limited) is a financial services group with interests in mortgage lending, corporate and retail banking, property development and a bancassurance business. Its product and service offering ranges from transactional banking products to financial services for micro-enterprises, group banking, agricultural and small-to-medium enterprises. HF Group offers asset finance services, micro-credit loans and loans for anything from solar water heating systems to mortgage finance. The company also has interests in developing and selling residential houses and offers insurance agency services. Formerly known as HF Group Limited, the company changed its name to HF Group Plc in 2017. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. HF Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Tackling Africa – Coming Soon

first_imgThursday Oct 18, 2018 Tackling Africa – Coming Soon Earlier this year we travelled to beautiful Malawi to spend time with Bhubesi Pride Foundation, a rugby coaching based charity making a sustainable difference in rural communities throughout beautiful Africa.ADVERTISEMENTThis original documentary, featuring Rugbydump founder Grant Constable and Directed by Peteso Cannon, takes us deep into the heart of a very special place.We look forward to sharing the full documentary with you very soon. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Resource Alliance online debate asks have viral campaigns had their day?

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  44 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Resource Alliance online debate asks have viral campaigns had their day? Tagged with: Digital Resource Alliance viral Join in the debateUse Twitter to vote on the debate.Viewers can watch the debate live by logging on to the Resource Alliance’s Google+ page. The debate will be recorded so will be available to watch afterwards by visiting the Resource Alliance’s YouTube channel.They can join in by submitting questions ahead of the debate by tweeting @TheResAlliance with the hashtag #RAdebate.The voters can also vote for or against the motion by tweeting @TheResAlliance using the hashtags: #RAVoteYes or #RAVoteNo.Main photo: Ice bucket challenge by wanphen chawarung on Shutterstock.comcenter_img Howard Lake | 13 March 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Are viral campaigns such as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and No Make-up Selfie had their day? That is the subject of an online debate next week hosted by the Resource Alliance in partnership with UK Fundraising.The one-hour debate will feature digital fundraising and communications experts who will present their contrasting views. Arguing for the motion will be Sean Triner of Pareto Fundraising in Australia, and arguing against the motion, Kirsty Marrins, of JustGiving in the UK.UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake will chair the debate which will take place in a Google Hangout at 1pm on Tuesday 17 March 2015.Fundraising Online 2015The debate marks the opening of the registration process for Fundraising Online, the free fundraising conference, hosted by the Resource Alliance, which takes place entirely online on 13 and 14 May 2015. Fundraising Online’s content and discussions are designed to help charities of all sizes integrate digital techniques into their fundraising strategies.Viral selfie campaigns – yesterday’s news?The Ice Bucket Challenge might have raised £100 million for the ALS Association (plus other funds for other organisations) and the No Make-up Selfie £8 million for Cancer Research UK.But these remarkable but unusual campaigns have led to many other charities trying to emulate the phenomenon, mostly with limited success. Are charities jumping on a bandwagon, are the campaigns failing because they feel too engineered? Or is their plenty of life left in creative viral fundraising campaigns? Advertisementlast_img read more

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Capitalist formula kills babies

first_imgIn the course of one week in July, baby formula monopolies exposed that the drive for capitalist profits kills infants, and the Trump gang showed how an imperialist regime serves these monopolies — or tries to — whatever ruthless means it takes. Good that they failed.Capitalist monopolies strive for profits above all other goals. The Donald Trump administration not only aids and abets these crimes, it does so in such a blatant way that it is impossible to ignore.A 2016 study by The Lancet, one of the world’s most prestigious medical journals, found breastfeeding could prevent 80,000 child deaths a year globally. That means Nestlé, based in Switzerland, and Abbott Laboratories, based in the United States, among others, have already contributed to millions of children’s deaths on a worldwide scale. Abbott was a big contributor to Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony.These companies have killed millions of babies over decades by aggressively promoting their baby formula. Although they know it’s a lie, they claim their product is more healthful than breast milk from the mother. They also imply in their advertising that breastfeeding is what poor women do who don’t know better.No formula to date is more nutritious than breast milk, but that’s not itself the cause of the deaths. The main problem is that in countries where safe drinking water is difficult to obtain, mixing dry formula with local water can provoke diarrhea or other illnesses that kill babies. Breast milk also provides immunity to diseases through antibodies passed from mother to child.Even if local water is drinkable and refrigeration available, the formula can cost more money than people have. To extend the life of the formula, the baby’s caregiver is tempted to add more water, and the thinned-out drink is inadequate to nourish the baby. This also happens in poor families in wealthier countries.Aware of these problems, the World Health Organization has tried to limit the use of formula, especially in poorer countries around the globe. The World Health Organization promotes breastfeeding as a health measure to save the lives of babies and improve their nutrition.Nestlé, Abbott Laboratories and others, in their relentless drive for profits, are trying to expand the $11.5 billion world market in baby formula. They are growing desperate, because in wealthier countries, especially in the United States, more mothers, for various reasons, are choosing to breastfeed and buying less formula. This leads to the companies’ aggressive and false advertising.Aware of this growing aggressiveness, WHO tried to get agreement for a standard resolution to promote breastfeeding in member countries and to continue to limit false advertising of the formula monopolies. Ecuador was prepared to introduce the resolution.That’s when U.S. imperialism elbowed in, threatening Ecuador with sanctions if it introduced the resolution. When Ecuador backed off — after all, no small country likes to be in Washington’s gun sights — the U.S. threatened any other country that might want to introduce it.That means the Trump administration was using the economic and diplomatic weight of U.S. imperialism to promote policies that kill babies.Russia finally introduced the measure. And it passed. After the uproar in health agencies around the world, the U.S. was even forced to vote for the resolution.A small victory and a big lesson.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Fascist coup NO! Workers power YES!

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Workers World Party statementWednesday, Jan. 6 — The coup attempt today in Washington, D.C., and the mobilization of a fascist mob numbering in the tens of thousands, must be viewed with the utmost seriousness. While the attack took the form of an assault on the U.S. Capitol building, Congress and the “institution of democracy” — halting for hours the Constitutionally mandated approval of the presidential election — these white-supremacist forces pose the greatest threat to the working class, especially the most oppressed. Their political aim is to crush with an iron fist every expression, even the most modest, of workers rights, social justice and Black Lives Matter.Capitalist politicians in both major parties are falling all over each other to disassociate themselves from the would-be coup makers — and from Trump the instigator. But the failure of the state apparatus especially the police to prevent an outright invasion — however short-lived — of the citadel of U.S. political power shows that those in power are unreliable, inept and in no way up to the task of beating back a fascist threat. Contrast how easily the white supremacists entered the Capitol with the brutal police suppression of Black Lives Matter protests around the country, including in Washington, D.C.We — the workers and oppressed within the U.S. — cannot depend on the state to prevent violent, KKK-like attacks, especially those on workers of color who are and always have been the fascists’ primary targets. When have the Democrats and Republicans ever offered any real protection?The fascist movement within the U.S. — for whom today’s mobilization marked a turning point in the worst way — demands a mass, independent response from the working class. This day poses again the question in the old union standard: “Which side are you on?” The power of working people, both in the streets and at the point of production, must be wielded to push back the continued rise of this fascist movement. We call on all of our side’s organizations: the unions, the youth, the Black Lives Matter movement, im/migrants, people with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ people, women’s and gender-nonconforming people’s movements, and all working people — including unemployed, low wage, health care, transit, public sector, blue collar, gig, education, incarcerated and sex workers — to mobilize to crush the white supremacist fascist forces. General Strike Now! SHUT IT DOWN!last_img read more

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Ten years after Bashar el-Assad’s installation, the government still decides who can be a journalist

first_imgNews July 15, 2010 – Updated on January 31, 2020 Ten years after Bashar el-Assad’s installation, the government still decides who can be a journalist Organisation Reporters Without Borders has assessed the press freedom situation in Syria on the eve the 10th anniversary of Bashar el-Assad’s succession to the presidency on his father’s death, and the findings are depressing. All the talk of political and legislative reforms never produced any results. As in his foreign policy, Assad says one thing and does another. SyriaMiddle East – North Africa It is the prime minister who (on the basis of proposals submitted by the information minister) decides who can be a journalist, correspondent or editor in Syria. Journalists have to be registered with the Union of Journalists in order to obtain a press card issued by the ministry. The union is used by the government as a tool for controlling the country’s journalists.The Baath Party continues to maintain a tight grip on all radio and TV broadcasting, while the print media have no choice but to relay what the regime says. A few publications have been launched in recent years that are not directly controlled by the government but this does not mean that restrictions are being eased. Each publication must be approved by the information ministry (and the intelligence services) before it is issued.The national news agency Sana, created in 1965 and controlled by the information ministry, provides a bland and carefully standardised vision of domestic events and Syria’s foreign policy.Repression of government opponents who want democracyThe speech Assad gave when he was sworn in 10 years ago gave no sign of any intention to make the regime more democratic. It was nonetheless followed by pro-democracy initiatives by activists and attempts to organise campaigns. This period of political activity led some to hope that winds of freedom were going to blow through Syria. Many people signed the “Manifesto of the 99” and the “Communiqué of the 1000,” appeals to the new president to end the one-party system and open up the political arena.We know how the “Damascus Spring” episode ended. Many leading Syrian figures who believed in the possibility of change were arrested and jailed at the end of 2001. They included journalists, lawyers, human rights defenders and pro-democracy activists.In an attempt to break out of the political and institutional paralysis, former political prisoners and various leading figures issued a “Damascus Declaration for National Democratic and Peaceful Change” in October 2005.This was followed by the Damascus Beirut / Beirut Damascus Declaration, a joint statement by 300 Syrian and Lebanese intellectuals calling for the normalisation of relations between Syria and Lebanon. It was after signing this appeal that journalist and writer Michel Kilo was arrested on 14 May 2006 and was sentenced to three years in prison for “undermining national sentiment.” He served the entire sentence and has been in poor health ever since his release in May 2009. He was given the Speaker Abbot Award in October 2008 while still in Damascus’s Adra prison.The signatories of the Damascus Declaration formed a National Council, whose members met in Damascus on 1 December 2007 to elect a secretariat and reaffirm their commitment to democratic reforms as the outcome of a “peaceful and progressive process.” The government’s response was not long in coming. Around 40 of the National Council’s members were arrested the same month and in the first few weeks of 2008. Twelve of them were given 30-month jail sentences on 29 October 2008 on charges of “disseminating false information with the aim of harming the state,” “membership of a secret organisation designed to destabilise the state” and “inciting ethnic and racial tension.” They included three journalists: Ali Al-Abdallah (arrested 17 December 2007), Fayez Sara (arrested 3 January 2008) and Akram Al-Bounni (arrested 12 December 2007). All of the 12 detainees were released on completing their sentences except the journalist Ali Al-Abdallah.The authorities cracked down even harder in the second half of 2009. Under prodding from the intelligence services, the information ministry began interrogating and arresting human rights activists, lawyers and journalists. Many were questioned about articles that were said to constitute ‘”an attack on the nation” or “threat to state security.” Few dared to talk about this, even anonymously.The Syrian Centre for Media and Free Expression was closed on 13 September 2009 and its office was placed under seal. It was the country’s only NGO specialising in media issues, Internet access and media monitoring during election campaigns. Operating without a government permit, it had until then monitored violations of journalists’ rights and had taken the lead in condemning information minister Mohsen Bilal’s bans on the dissemination of many newspapers and magazines.Two journalists, Souhayla Ismail and Bassem Ali, were charged before a court in Homs (160 km north of Damascus) on 13 April 2010 with “resisting the socialist order.” An appeal court in Homs transferred the case on 7 July to a military tribunal, which comes under the authority of the state of emergency law.The charge was brought in connection with two reports, published in 2005 and 2006, about alleged corruption and embezzlement by the head of Al-Asmida, a state-owned fertilizer company in the north of the country. It comes nearly four years after the regime’s conversion to a market economy and its integration into international trade mechanisms. But the constitution has not been changed and article 1/15 of the law on economic sanctions, allowing for the prosecution of those who disagree with the socialist system, is still in force.According to information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, the directorate for information recently banned the publication of several newspaper issues or delayed their distribution. Four issues of Sahafiyat Al-Khabar, for example, were banned and the distribution of two other issues was delayed. These measures were prompted by the fact that the newspaper had, on its back page, quoted religious comments by the local director of information. Other government newspapers such as Tashrin had quoted these comments without any problem.Journalists and cyber-dissidents are constantly watched and are often summoned for questioning. Those who challenge government policy quickly find themselves being arrested and jailed. Many have left the country because of the threats and harassment. The number of news media has increased in the past decade but there is no room for media diversity. The Baath Party continues to maintain complete control of the press. Syria’s reemergence on the international stage has not changed this.Syria’s social and political reality is completely opaque. It is extremely difficult for international human rights organisations to interview people. The population is afraid to talk, afraid to provide information. The intelligence services (mukhabarat) are ubiquitous and all powerful. As a result, Syria has been turned into a vast prison.Syria is ranked 165th out of 175 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index and is on the list of “Enemies of the Internet” that the organisation updates ever year, while Assad is regarded as one of the world’s 40 worst “Predators of press freedom.”Repressive lawsAssad is still refusing to make the democratic concessions that have been awaited ever since he took office in July 2000. The state of emergency that has been in force since 1963 has not been repealed. It suspends all of the constitution’s provisions regarding civil liberties. Political parties are currently all illegal. A law that would regulate their creation and functioning has been in the drafting stage for 10 years.Article 38 of Syria’s 1950 constitution says that “every citizen has the right to express their opinion publicly and with complete freedom, verbally or in writing and though all means of expression (…) The state guarantees freedom of the press, printing and publishing according to the law.” Syria is also a signatory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (of which article 19 enshrines freedom of expression) and the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.A series of special provisions nonetheless violate the constitution and Syria’s international undertakings. For example, article 4 of the Baath Party’s 1947 constitution says: “The state is responsible for guaranteeing freedom of speech, publishing, assembly, protest and press within the limits of Arab identity’s interests, and offers all the means and capacities for realising this freedom.” The state of emergency, for its part, restricts all civil liberties and, in a general manner, invalidates the constitution.The media are subject to a particularly restrictive decree that was promulgated in 2001. It forbids any questioning of Syria’s “untouchable” principles: the interests of the Syrian people, the Baath Party (which has been in power since 1963), national unity, the armed forces and the president’s political guidance. “Reporting false information or falsifying documents” is punishable by one to three years in prison.Complete control of state and privately-owned media Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law News Ali Al-Abdallah case as an example of Syria’s repressive systemArrested on 17 December 2007, journalist Ali Al-Abdallah (a Damascus Declaration National Council member) should have been released on 16 June 2010 on completing his 30-month jail sentence. But instead, the authorities decided to bring a new prosecution against him on charges of “disseminating false information with the aim of harming the state” (article 286 of the criminal code) and “desire to hurt Syria’s relations with another state” (article 276 of the criminal code).The charges were based on the fact that, while in prison, he managed to post an article online on 23 August 2009 criticising Iran’s “wilayat al-faqih” doctrine, which gives the country’s clerics absolute power over political affairs. He was taken for interrogation by Political Security officials and was told that he would remain in prison pending a new trial. He appeared before a military court in Damascus on 11 July and was then taken back to Adra prison.The case is particularly worrying as it shows that it is dangerous for journalists to criticise not only the government but also its allies. March 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Newscenter_img to go further Online free expressionThe Internet is far from being spared by Syria’s censors. Syria is one of the more repressive countries in this respect and is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet.”According to the Syrian Centre for Media and Free Expression, a total of 241 news and information websites are blocked in Syria. They include 49 Kurdish sites, 35 opposition sites, 22 Lebanese sites, 15 human rights sites and nine cultural sites. The General Telecommunications Company and the Syrian Scientific Association for Information are jointly responsible for blocking websites inside Syria. The blocking of individual sites is combined with keyword filtering. Online censorship was stepped up in 2009 and above all targets social networks and blog platforms including YouTube and Maktoob. After having a minimal online presence for years, the government now uses the Internet, above all the Sana and Syrian News websites, to disseminate its propaganda.Many bloggers have been harassed by the authorities since the end of 2008 for contributing to online publications. They have been accused of “defaming the state” under article 287 of the criminal code or of “publishing false information” and “undermining national sentiment” under articles 285 and 286.In 2005, the information ministry set about redrafting the press code with the aim of making it cover the Internet and online publications, which are currently regulated by the criminal code. After being shelved, the proposed reform was updated in May 2009 and again this year. If adopted, it would have a significant further negative impact on the Syrian media.Since 2007, Internet café managers have been obliged by law to register the personal data of clients who post articles online or comments on discussion forums. Website editors are obliged to publish the names of those who contribute to the site and those who post comments. They can be forced to close the site for failing to comply.The state security supreme court in Damascus sentenced blogger Kareem Arbaji to three years in jail on 13 September 2009 on a charge of “publishing mendacious information liable to weaken the nation’s morale” under article 286 of the criminal code. Arbaji, who helped manage Akhawia, an online forum covering all kinds of subject, spent two years in pre-trial detention following his arrest on 6 July 2007 by military intelligence officers. He was freed on 6 January 2010, after representatives of the Christian church in Syria addressed a request to the president’s office for his early release on the grounds that his father was in very poor health.The blogger Kamal Sheikhou ben Hussein, the author of many articles on the All4Syria website, was arrested on 25 June 2010 as he tried to enter Lebanon with his brother’s passport. He was not using his own passport because he had been banned from leaving the country. It is not known where he is being held.Despite the harsh repression and ubiquitous surveillance, Internet users employ censorship circumvention software and there are online pressure groups that voice social and economic demands. They are ready and waiting for the technical advances that will give them more options for expressing their views online.But these improvements are slow in coming. Although they are probably necessary for Syria’s economic development, their potential for social destabilisation seems to frighten the authorities, who prefer for the time being to put the emphasis on filtering and repression.Foreign press under close surveillanceThe foreign press is regulated by Decree 50/3001, which allows the authorities to forbid the circulation of foreign publications if they cover subjects concerning national sovereignty, if they threaten national security or if they violate public decency.The correspondents of foreign news media are kept under surveillance and find it very hard to obtain accreditation. The pan-Arab satellite TV news station Al-Jazeera has never obtained permission to open a permanent bureau.Reporters Without Borders representatives were denied entry to Syria in September 2008. The information minister said at the time: “They will never get a visa.” Reporters Without Borders reiterates its desire to carry out a fact-finding visit to Syria. It would be the organisation’s first visit to the country.At the start of this month, the Syrian authorities arbitrarily closed the bureau of the Italian news agency ANSA in the Damascus neighbourhood of Baramkeh for trying to cover the arrests of civil society representatives during the preceding months.ConclusionsDespite its return to the international stage, Syria has paradoxically become an immense prison. The few remaining areas when Syrians can still exercise some freedom are being steadily eliminated by a government that, like Big Brother, seeks to enclose the entire society in a tight grip.The regime does not yield to any form of international pressure. We saw this again recently with the arrest and conviction of the opposition lawyer and human rights activist Haytham Al-Maleh and the lawyer Muhannad Al-Hassani. Governments in Europe and North America protested, described their arrests as an act of injustice and called for their release. Assad did not budge an inch. The criticism was dismissed as meddling in Syria’s internal affairs.Is this criticism accompanying a shift in the regional political configuration in the Middle East? Will it spawn a change in the government’s attitude to civil society? It is impossible to predict whether such a reorientation will take place. But, at the same time, unpredictability seems to be the only constant in the Syrian regime. You never know, and you can always imagine that it will snow on 17 July in Damascus, and on Adra prison. March 12, 2021 Find out more Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Follow the news on Syria Receive email alerts Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists RSF_en SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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RSF condemns deadly attack on state radio and TV in Jalalabad

first_imgNews News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan June 2, 2021 Find out more May 3, 2021 Find out more Attacks against the media by the Taliban and Islamic State (also known as Daesh) have been growing in intensity.Today’s attack on the radio and TV station in Jalalabad was carried out at around 10:30 a.m. by at least three armed suicide bombers. It killed at least six people, including four of its employees, and wounded 15 others, Nangarhar governor Mohammad Goulab Mangal said. It also caused a great deal of material damage.Several media outlets have been attacked in the past two years in Jalalabad. The regional bureaux of the independent Afghan news agency Pajhwok and US government-funded Voice of America radio were attacked on 12 June 2015. The building that houses Radio Safa, a local station, and the regional office of Radio Killid was badly damaged by a homemade bomb on the night of 10 October 2015.Neither of these attacks was claimed but Islamic State has a presence in the region and had already threatened various media outlets and journalists.RSF calls on the Afghan government to take concrete measures to protect journalists. The National Security Council adopted a Procedure for the Safety and Protection of Journalists at a meeting chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on 23 August 2016.However, despite the government’s efforts, neither this procedure nor other measures envisaged by the authorities to improve the safety of journalists, have been applied.Afghanistan is ranked 120th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its concern about the safety of journalists and media outlets in Afghanistan after a deadly attack today on the provincial branch of the national radio and TV broadcaster in Jalalabad, the capital of the eastern province of Nangarhar. It was claimed by Islamic State. Help by sharing this information Organisation Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Receive email alerts AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsPredatorsViolenceJihadism AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsPredatorsViolenceJihadism News Follow the news on Afghanistan News to go further May 17, 2017 RSF condemns deadly attack on state radio and TV in Jalalabad RSF_en March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Video: Easter “Resurrection Faith”

first_img Subscribe Make a comment Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Community News Community News Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Sermons and Lessons Video: Easter “Resurrection Faith” Delivered by Rev. Pastor Greg Waybright, Lake Avenue Church, Pasadena Published on Monday, April 16, 2012 | 3:11 pm This sermon was delivered by the Rev. Pastor Greg Waybright, Lake Avenue Church, Pasadena on Sunday, April 8, 2012. Gregory L. Waybright was president of Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. He assumed this position on September 1, 1995. Prior to working at Trinity, Dr. Waybright had been pastor of the Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois. In his 20 years as a pastor he has also served as senior pastor of Grace Bible Church in Arroyo Grande, California and as assistant pastor of Calvary Memorial Church in Racine, Wisconsin. Prior to 1978, Dr. Waybright served in ministry roles with youth and music in churches in Wisconsin and Illinois. For more than four years he served as music director and soloist for the Guenter Tesch Evangelistic Association, headquartered in Hamburg, West Germany. This mission work provided Dr. Waybright with ministry opportunities throughout Western Europe, Scandinavia, and India.Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 844-4700 or visit www.lakeave.org. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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