Return of violence against journalists?

first_img April 9, 2021 Find out more April 29, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Return of violence against journalists? Follow the news on Azerbaijan Receive email alerts AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia RSF_en RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan June 8, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says to go furthercenter_img Reporters Without Borders is shocked and concerned about the beating that several journalists received from the police during an opposition demonstration outside the city hall in Baku, the capital, on 26 April.At least five journalists were attacked, some of them severely, by plain-clothes policemen. The journalists were there to cover a demonstration by members of the leading opposition party, Azadlig. A witness said the policemen surrounded the journalists at the end of the demonstration to prevent them leaving. Before hitting them, the first the policemen insulted the journalists as they were photographing and filming the demonstrators, accusing the journalists of acting as publicists for the opposition’s activities.Reporters Without Borders condemns the violence used by police, especially the attack on journalist Mehman Huseynov of the Institute for Freedom and Safety of Journalists, who was badly injured and whose camera was smashed by a policeman. Other journalists were also injured but not as seriously as Huseynov.Reporters Without Borders also condemns the arrests of Ayanda Mursaliyeva (the wife of recently released journalist Ganimat Zahidov), Seymur Haziyev, Natig Gulahmed Oglu, Gan Turali (who, like Oglu, writes for the newspaper Azadlig) and Parviz Hashimli (a reporter for the newspaper Bizim Yol). They were all held for several hours and then released.More than 200 people took part in the demonstration although it was banned by the authorities. It was called by Azadlig and other opposition parties to demand the right to freedom of assembly. The police denied using violence against any of the participants.Reporters Without Borders fears that Azerbaijan could be about to see a resumption of the kind of violence that was frequent in 2006. It therefore urges the government and the police to take all necessary steps to ensure that there is no recurrence of the violence that took place on 26 April. News News Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Organisation June 4, 2021 Find out more News News Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Labor Market Improvements Support Economists’ Predictions for Housing Recovery

first_img  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Labor Market Improvements Support Economists’ Predictions for Housing Recovery Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Employment Housing Market Jobs Labor Market U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015-01-02 Brian Honea Employment statistics released earlier in the week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) fall right in line with analysts’ recent predictions that the housing market will make a comeback in 2015.According to the BLS November 2014 Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment report, unemployment rates declined year-over-year in 341 out of 372 metro areas in the U.S., while 12 areas reported jobless rates of at least 10 percent and 147 metros posted jobless rates of less than 5 percent.Reports from economists at CoreLogic and Wells Fargo released in December indicated they believe housing will rebound in 2015 after a disappointing 2014, and they cited improvements in the U.S. labor market as a main reason why. The national unemployment rate in November (not seasonally adjusted) was 5.5 percent, more than a full percentage point lower than the rate reported for November 2013 (6.6 percent). A total of 200 metro areas had an unemployment rate below the national average of 5.5 percent in November, compared to 158 areas with an unemployment rate higher than the national average, according to BLS.The metro areas with the highest unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) in November were Yuma, Arizona (23.1 percent) and El Centro, California (22.6 percent), while the lowest unemployment rates were in Lincoln, Nebraska (2.1 percent) and Fargo, North Dakota and Mankato, Minnesota (2.2 percent each). Forty-four metro areas reported year-over-year decreases of 2 percentage points or more in November, led by Decatur, Illinois (4.3 percentage points), Yuma, Arizona (4.2 percentage points), and Danville, Illinois (4.1 percentage points).The highest unemployment rate out of the 49 metro areas with a 2000 population census of more than 1 million was in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California, at 8.0 percent. The lowest rate of those 49 metro areas was in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota, at 3.0 percent. Out of the 38 metro areas with annual average employment levels above 750,000 in 2013, employment increased in 37 of them. The highest increases occurred in Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas (4.4 percent) and Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (4.3 percent), while the only decrease occurred in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware-Maryland (0.2 percent).Payroll employment increased in 313 out of 372 metro areas in the U.S. in November, with the largest increases coming in Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas (+125,300), Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+111,500), and New York-Northern New Jersey- Long Island, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa. (+107,900). Tagged with: Employment Housing Market Jobs Labor Market U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago January 2, 2015 1,280 Views Labor Market Improvements Support Economists’ Predictions for Housing Recovery Subscribe Previous: U.K. Lender May Have To Pay More Than Expected to Settle FHFA Suit Next: REITs Post Big Gains in 2014last_img read more