Independant newspaper censored

first_img News Organisation Mauritanian reporter held for two days over Facebook post January 14, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independant newspaper censored RSF_en MauritaniaAfrica News Help by sharing this information RSF backs joint op-ed by 120 West African media and journalists calling for Beninese journalist’s release News to go furthercenter_img Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world MauritaniaAfrica May 20, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today denounced the Mauritanian government’s banning of the latest issue of the weekly Arab-language paper Sahafa, apparently because it contained a report on opposition activities abroad.”This shows once again that the authorities will not tolerate the independent press giving a voice to opposition figures,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to interior minister Lemrabott Sidi Mahmud Ould Sheikh Ahmed, calling on him to reverse the ban. The ministry, which has censored eight publications over the past year, banned the printing of the 13 January issue of Sahafa under article 11 of the 1991 press law that allows censorship of material that “harms the reputation of the state.” This can be done without having to give any reason.Editor Mohammed Mahmud Ould Bacar said the report on the opposition abroad included news about the French-based underground Conscience et Résistance group. Bacar, a member of the national committee for observance of journalistic ethics, was arrested by plainclothes police last 19 September at Nouakchott airport and questioned about his alleged links with Conscience et Résistance. He was freed two days later. July 6, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts March 13, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Mauritanialast_img read more

Palace: ECQ in Panay Island for re-checking’

first_imgMANILA – The four provinces in Panay Islandwill continue to be under an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) until May 15,according to Malacañang, but this is up for re-checking for possibledowngrading to general community quarantine (GCQ). The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)quarantine status of Iloilo, Antique, Aklan, and Capiz will be finalized by theend of this month, said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque. President Rodrigo Duterte also extended theECQ until May 15 in Metro Manila, Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, QuezonProvince, Mindoro Island, Albay, Catanduanes, Bulacan, Bataan, Nueva Ecija, andPampanga. * Iloilo province – 19 The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management ofEmerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) earlier categorized Iloiloand Antique under red, while Aklan and Capiz under orange. The Luzon-wide ECQ was supposed to end onApril 12 but was extended until April 30. Roque added that the categorization used weregreen (low-risk or low or no cases), orange (moderate or finished outbreak) andred (high-risk, accelerated infections). * Antique – nine * Guimaras – zero Enhanced community quarantine requires stricthome quarantine in all households, suspension of transportation, regulation offood and essential health services, and heightened presence of uniformedpersonnel enforcing quarantine protocols. “Angdatos na ginamit para sa Iloilo and Antique (for the IATF-EIDrecommendation) ay mula two days ago pa, pero mas maganda ang mga numero nagaling sa local government unit,” he added. * Aklan – six “SaVisayas, ang ginagawa natin ay byisland. Kami ay magdedesisyon base sadata, at kung maganda na ang data, pwedeng i-adjust into GCQ,” said Chua. “Posibleng paglapit ng April 30, baka gumanda ang sitwasyon doon.” “The designation of their being high-risk (forthe spread of COVID-19) is for rechecking,” Roque said in a virtual pressconference on Friday. “The assessment could change before April 30.” Aside from the provinces in Panay Island,other places where the quarantine status is up for re-checking are Pangasinan,Benguet, Tarlac and Zambales in Luzon, Cebu in Visayas, Davao del Norte, Davaode Oro (formerly Compostela Valley) and Davao City in Mindanao. “Maydalawang basehan para malaman ang status ng probinsya: una, ang bilis ng pagdoble ngmga kaso at ‘yung critical care utilization rate o kung sapat ba ang hospital equipment at ICU facilities,” Chua said. * Capiz – five * Negros Occ. – four * Iloilo City – seven Provinces that were not mentioned in the ECQwill be placed under GCQ, or the “new normal,” according to President Duterteduring the address to the nation on Friday morning. * Bacolod City – eight The ECQ was initially enforced in the wholeisland of Luzon to arrest the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Acting National Economic and DevelopmentAuthority secretary Karl Chua said the IATF-EID recommendation on Panay Islandwas based on the latest data of confirmed COVID-19 cases from the Department ofHealth (DOH). Data from DOH Region 6 showed the followingbreakdown of Region 6’s COVID-19 cases as of April 24: General community quarantine, meanwhile,limits people’s movements to accessing basic necessities and work and directsuniformed personnel and quarantine personnel to be present at border points./PNlast_img read more

Allardyce ‘livid’ after Palace loss

first_img The Hammers were trailing to Marouane Chamakh’s first-half goal when Stewart Downing thumped in what appeared a perfectly good equaliser. But the goal was chalked off for an apparent foul in the area, where James Tomkins and Joey O’Brien had challenged for the ball before it fell to Downing. “I think it’s out of frustration that we didn’t get anything out of the game.” West Ham are now just three points ahead of Palace, who looked doomed not so long ago. Fresh from a 3-0 thumping of Fulham on Saturday, they are still yet to string together back-to-back Premier League victories since they were promoted last year, a statistic that could yet cost them dearly this term. West Ham’s mood was in stark contrast to their hosts, who celebrated their third win of the season in new manager Tony Pulis’ first home match in charge. Chamakh had only previously found the net once this season – which was still one goal more than he managed in five months on loan with West Ham last term. But in the 42nd minute Barry Bannan whipped in a cross and the much-maligned Moroccan glanced in what proved to be the winner to lift the hosts off the foot of the table. “It’s a great result,” said Pulis. “You have to win games to give the supporters hope and they were great. “The more hope you give them the more they will back you. “The players have been fantastic, absolutely wonderful from the first minute we walked in. “Chamakh never stopped running. He’s got good quality and is a good player, he just needs some confidence and hopefully that will give him some confidence to grow into the player we need.” Press Association Allardyce’s assistant manager Neil McDonald said: “Sam is still a bit livid after the performance, not just of our players, but the officials. “We feel a bit hard done by with the goal that we scored that was given as a foul. That stopped us getting on the front foot and getting back into the game. “We saw the replays and couldn’t work out where the foul was. Decisions like that cost people points, we were on the front foot, we were attacking, we created a good chance and it’s been chalked off. “It’s hard to take really. We felt it must have been for offside, but apparently not.” West Ham starlet Ravel Morrison’s frustration boiled over after the final whistle and the midfielder was lucky to escape a red card for shoving Palace’s Joel Ward in the face. Mason showed Morrison a yellow card, which means he will be suspended for Saturday’s trip to Liverpool, after which West Ham could be in the relegation zone. “I’ve been told there was an incident but I wouldn’t like to comment,” added McDonald. “I’m more annoyed that that’s his fifth booking so that’s a suspension. Sam Allardyce was “livid” with his players and referee Lee Mason after West Ham’s 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace dragged them back into the Barclays Premier League relegation battle.last_img read more

Price donates books to local elementary schools libraries for March is Reading

first_imgState Rep. Amanda Price (right) and Diane Kooiker, interim director of Herrick District Library in Holland, hold “Flora and Ulysses,” the winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal. Price donated a copy of the book to each elementary school and library throughout the 89th House District to celebrate March is Reading Month.### 03Mar Price donates books to local elementary schools, libraries for March is Reading Month Categories: Newslast_img