Two journalists get prison sentences over criticism of president

first_img December 1, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Chad News Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid to go further July 19, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists get prison sentences over criticism of president November 27, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information Organisation Reporters Without Borders voiced shock today at the “disproportionate” sentences of three years in prison for Garondé Djarma and three months in prison for Samory Ngaradoumbé handed down yesterday by a court in N’Djamena for “libel” and “incitement to hate” in reports about presidential policies. They were also ordered to pay heavy fines.”It is absolutely unacceptable that journalists should get prison sentences just for writing articles criticising President Idriss Déby’s policies,” the organisation said, adding that it also deplored the fact that the two men were initially imprisoned, then released on 5 July, and finally convicted and re-imprisoned all on the same charges. October 7, 2020 Find out more News Reports Receive email alerts RSF_en ChadAfrica Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad Reporters Without Borders voiced shock today at the “disproportionate” sentences of three years in prison for Garondé Djarma and three months in prison for Samory Ngaradoumbé handed down yesterday by a court in N’Djamena for “libel” and “incitement to hate” in reports about presidential policies. They were also ordered to pay heavy fines.”It is absolutely unacceptable that journalists should get prison sentences just for writing articles criticising President Idriss Déby’s policies,” the organisation said, adding that it also deplored the fact that the two men were initially imprisoned, then released on 5 July, and finally convicted and re-imprisoned all on the same charges.Michael Didama of the newspaper Le Temps also appeared yesterday in court where the state prosecutor requested an 18-month prison sentence against him. Didama was arrested on 22 June and then released on 12 July.A freelance journalist, Djarma was convicted for an article he wrote for L’Observateur criticising a 6 June referendum on a constitutional amendment that allows the president to seek a third term. Ngaradoumbé, who is editorial coordinator at L’Observateur, was convicted for publishing an open letter to the president criticising the arrests of members of the Kreda community. Their lawyer, Bernard Padaré, said he will appeal.A number of Chadian human rights and press freedom groups have voiced concern about “pressure put by the government on the judges in charge of the case with the aim of obtaining prison sentences.” ChadAfrica Newslast_img read more

Bridge protected but lives risked

first_imgSurgeries and clinic cancellations extended NewsBridge protected but lives riskedBy Bernie English – February 20, 2017 858 Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet Print Twitter Linkedin Previous articleCompetition winnerNext articleChildbirth deaths don’t make court Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. center_img Shannondoc operating but only by appointment First Irish death from Coronavirus RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL TAGSCllr Sean Lynch (FF)featuredShannon. Limericksuicide Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April The former Fitzgibbon Memorial on Sarsfield bridge The former Fitzgibbon Memorial on Sarsfield [email protected] POTENTIALLY life-saving piece of equipment for Sarsfield Bridge cannot be installed because the bridge is a protected structure, stunned members of Limerick’s local authority heard this week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Sean Lynch (FF) told a meeting of the metropolitan committee of the council that he had been contacted by traumatised visitors to the city who saw a man go into the river off the bridge just before Christmas, but could do nothing because there was no lifebuoy near enough.He asked for a lifebouy to be placed in the centre of the bridge, but was told by officials that this wouldn’t be allowed as the bridge is a protected structure.last_img read more

Neymar still wants Barcelona switch for 2020-21 campaign

first_imgThe Brazilian international has consistently stated his desire to return to the Camp Nou in the last 12 months, but the two clubs are still some way apart in their valuations of him.PSG reportedly quoted the Catalan giants €200m for the 28-year old last summer, but Barcelona rejected that as too high. Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar still wants to secure his dream summer move back to Barcelona ahead of the 2020-21 season.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You Loading… The French club have now lowered their asking price to €150m, with Neymar unlikely to extend his stay at the club beyond 2022.According to the front page of Monday’s edition of Mundo Deportivo, Neymar remains committed to pushing through a deal at all costs.The report adds he also wants to leave PSG on good terms, in order to facilitate a smoother exit from Thomas Tuchel’s side.Read Also: Lionel Messi passed fit for La Liga restartWith the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season already over, Neymar’s final chance to win another title in 2020, comes via the Champions League.Neymar scored in both legs of PSG’s last 16 win over Borussia Dortmund, and Tuchel’s side will fancy their chances of breaking their Champions League quarter final hoodoo when the competition potentially resumes in August.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Superlatives from Syracuse’s 90-61 victory over Georgia Tech

first_img Published on March 4, 2017 at 6:07 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse jumped out to a 16-point first-half lead against Georgia Tech on Saturday and cruised to a 90-61 victory over the Yellow Jackets (17-14, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) in the Carrier Dome. The Orange (18-13, 10-8) relied on big scoring nights from Tyus Battle and Andrew White and improved its chances at reaching the NCAA Tournament.Here are superlatives from the game.The Big Moment — Syracuse’s 21-2 runGeorgia Tech cut the Orange’s lead to just five points with 12 minutes remaining. But then SU turned the game around on a furious 21-2 run spanning four minutes. Andrew White scored 17 of those 21 points, including four 3-pointers. Each make was greeted by a larger cheer from the Carrier Dome crowd of 30,448. The run also spanned across two Georgia Tech timeouts.Stud — Andrew WhiteAdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhite sparked SU’s key second-half run and was the go-to player on the perimeter. He made 8-of-9 from behind the arc and surpassed his previous career-best total of 35 with 40. Before practice on Friday, he worked with assistant coach Adrian Autry on creating space at the 3-point line. He was able to find similar space against the Yellow Jackets and made GT pay.In White’s last regular season game at home, he cemented himself as a player SU fans will remember.Dud — Taurean ThompsonAfter sparking SU early on with a 3-pointer to cap a game-opening 16-4 run, Thompson cooled off. Tyler Roberson replaced Thompson in the lineup and played the majority of minutes instead. Thompson is the Orange’s best low-post scorer but against an offensively-challenged team like Georgia Tech, SU didn’t need Thompson. He finished with five points and two rebounds in 15 minutes.Highlight — Dajuan Coleman checking inWith about six and a half minutes left, SU’s student section began cheering “We want Coleman!” a call for Syracuse’s senior from nearby Jamesville-DeWitt (New York) High School. After about three minutes of pleading, head coach Jim Boeheim put him in the game. Saturday was Coleman’s final regular season home game and the fans delivered a big sendoff for the former McDonald’s All-American. Coleman had only played in three conference games entering the GT matchup, because his knees haven’t held up, Boeheim said, but the fans delivered a great moment.Lowlight — Georgia Tech’s 9-0 run to start second halfThe Yellow Jackets entered halftime down by 12 but quickly cut the deficit to three. Georgia Tech similarly came back from a nine-point deficit two weeks ago in Atlanta, but this time, the Orange held on to secure the win, its 16th home win of the year. Commentslast_img read more

Reporting by WVUA23s Jabaree Prewitt A number of

first_imgReporting by WVUA23’s Jabaree PrewittA number of issues were brought up at the state of the state address in Tuscaloosa Wednesday, but few were as heavily discussed as the Rebuild Alabama plan.Rep. Rodney Sullivan says that the Rebuild Alabama Act was the most important bill to pass during the latest legislative session. He believes it will have a major impact on Tuscaloosa.In March, Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill into law that will result in Alabama drivers seeing a 10 cent per gallon increase in the state gas tax over the next three years. The first wave of the tax will be a 6 cent increase that will go into effect in September, followed by 2 cent increases in October 2020 and October 2021.The tax is expected to generate around $320 million annually, which will go toward road and bridge construction across the state.“We’re already seeing issues in our rural areas where they just don’t have the funds to do any type of road improvements so I think once this gets implemented I think we’re going to start seeing a good deal of benefit,” Sullivan said.Lawmakers believe the plan will dramatically improve the safety of travelers on Alabama’s roads and bridges.A 2017 study by the U.S. Department of Transportation showed that Alabama has the 13th highest rate of traffic fatalities in the country. Alabama senate majority leader Greg Reed has said one in six Alabamians drive over a structurally deficient bridge on a daily basis and that includes 300,000 students who are on school buses.“Traffic has been an issue and I think taking these steps is going to greatly improve when it’s done I know it’s aggravating but, I think in the end it’s going to be beneficial,” Sullivan said.The state has several roads in Tuscaloosa on its long-term plans, especially Highway 82 and McFarland Boulevard, according to Tera Tubbs, Tuscaloosa’s Executive Director for Infrastructure and Public Services.“Tuscaloosa has grown a lot over the last several years and so our infrastructure has also got to expand with that so it’s going to give the city of Tuscaloosa the ability to add the turning lanes the access that they need to be able to better serve citizens and those that drive on our roads,” Tubbs said.Sullivan says counties should start seeing funds in January or February of 2020.last_img read more