Nine bloggers and journalists held without charge beyond 80-day deadline

first_img EthiopiaAfrica Follow the news on Ethiopia May 18, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders was disappointed but not really surprised to learn that the six bloggers and three journalists were not brought before a judge by the deadline for the completion of the police investigation.Instead, the police presented the findings of their investigation to the prosecutor behind closed doors, without the defendants or their lawyers being present. As no official charge has been brought against them, these nine news providers are now being held illegally, even under the terms of the terrorism law, whose tough provisions are designed to suppress all forms of criticism, as journalists have learned to their cost ever since it took effect.“Coming from the Ethiopian government, this latest affront to due process is sadly no longer a surprise,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk. “The six Zone9 bloggers and the three journalists arrested with them are now being held in a completely illegal manner, even under Ethiopia’s terrorism law, which gives the prosecution every advantage possible to the detriment of the defence. They still have not been charged after nearly three months. Their detention is clearly an act of political intimidation designed to suppress all dissent.”The investigation into the six bloggers and three journalists that the police began after their arrests on suspicion of “working with foreign organizations claiming to defend human rights” has been extended for 28 days twice, on 17 May and 14 June, at the request of the police.The maximum period under which detainees may be held under the terrorism law without being formally charged is 80 days. For those arrested on 25 April, the deadline expired on Saturday, 12 July. For those arrested on 26 April, it expired yesterday.The lawyers representing the bloggers and journalists plan to file a submission alleging violation of the rules governing defence rights. They have kept on demanding the release of their clients on the grounds that they are being held illegally and that there is clearly no evidence against them.Ethiopia is ranked 143rd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. The six Zone9 bloggers and three journalists held arbitrarily since 25 and 26 April have not been formally charged within the 80-day limit allowed by Ethiopia’s draconian terrorism law. The hearings that should have been held on 12 and 14 July to charge them were simply cancelled. Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home Organisation May 21, 2021 Find out more EthiopiaAfrica News to go further July 15, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nine bloggers and journalists held without charge beyond 80-day deadline Help by sharing this information News RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia Receive email alerts News February 10, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

Economic Development Councils’ Regional Innovation Expo in December to Celebrate Emerging…

first_imgFacebook29Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston EDCThe economic development organizations of five counties will highlight Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council’s newly updated industry cluster study—including new emerging sectors—at this year’s Regional Innovation Expo on December 5, 2019, at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound.Presentations will focus on regional initiatives within the new emerging sectors of Media/Video Production/Web Portal Hosting and Creative Arts/Sports & Recreation. Event organizers are planning breakout sessions led by regional leaders doing innovative work in the established sectors of Medical/Life Sciences, Food Production/Agriculture and Tourism/Hospitality. We are excited to tell stories that interweave the established and emerging sectors together into one robust economic fabric.Panel discussions will also feature experts on the future of workforce, dynamic changes in technology, the changing face of commerce, and experts on the state of the economy from each of the five counties.This year’s Expo marks the 11th anniversary of the region’s five leading economic development agencies collaborating to create the region’s largest conference that focuses on economic vitality and community development as it is today and as it will be tomorrow . . . . and beyond!Event Sponsorships and booths in the Exhibition Hall are available. For more information, contact Holly House at [email protected]: Greater Grays Harbor, Inc., Lewis County EDC, Mason County EDC, Pacific County EDC, and Thurston EDC.WHAT: 2019 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation ExpoWHEN: Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. through 3 p.m.WHERE: Great Wolf Lodge, 20500 Old Hwy 99 SW, Grand Mound, WA 98531Registration is now open. Visit or call one of the five organizing groups:Greater Grays Harbor, Inc:  360-532-1924; Lewis County EDC: 360-748-0114; Mason County EDC:  360-426-2276; Pacific County EDC:  360-875-9330; Thurston EDC: 360-754-6320.last_img read more

Photos: Fans line up for free tickets to Stephen Curry’s party

first_imgClick here if you are having trouble viewing the photo gallery or video on your mobile device.A couple hundred Curry fans lined up outside the Golden State Warriors guard’s pop-up shop along Ninth Street in hopes of getting a pair of free tickets to a party Curry is throwing on Friday night at the Fox Theater.Curry invited fans on Tuesday night through his Instagram to the event, he said, was because “obviously it’s our last year playing in Oakland as a Warriors organization. This is a great …last_img

Raiders’ Daryl Worley comes up big against Lions after giving up two TDs

first_imgDaryl Worley’s incredible one-handed interception allowed the Raiders cornerback to quickly put an otherwise nightmarish first half behind him on Sunday.Worley’s unreal grab in the end zone of a Matthew Stafford pass enabled the Raiders make their first huge defensive stop that helped them eventually hang on to beat the pass-happy Lions 31-24.Daryl Worley, my GOODNESS. 😱— Sporting News (@sportingnews) November 3, 2019 “It might’ve been the best play …last_img

‘What’s Your Call?’ Referee Video Resources

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is excited to launch our first targeted referee video resource collection ‘What’s Your Call?’TFA continue to build video resources available via the website  along with other tools to assist referees, coaches and participants at any level to help develop their Touch Football knowledge. The TFA Strategic Participation High Performance 2011-15 Plans identify the objective to ‘provide quality experiences for everyone in Touch Football’. TFA continues to use the dartfish platform to drive the following key outcomes: 3.b – Innovative processes geared at athlete development (junior, senior, elite, female, indigenous)3.c – A highly valued elite product which is positioned at the pinnacle of our pathway3.d – A strong and supportive refereeing structure to support participant needs3.e – A strong and supportive coaching structure to support participant needs4.c – Development of supportive and innovative information technology systems to support the sport at all levels. What’s Your Call is a free collection of video scenarios for referees, coaches and participants that will be released publically from Monday, 14 December.  It contains a series of videos to develop skills and knowledge of the rules in decision making scenarios. This collection will continue to grow throughout 2016 and beyond. For additional resources information visit the TFA website – Related Fileswhat_s_your_call_resource_launch-pdfRelated LinksWhat’s Your Call?last_img read more

ESPN Releases Game Times For 10 Opening Weekend Games

first_imgESPN College Football Playoff logo.ESPN ESPN AnnouncersESPNThe opening weekend for this year’s college football season, simply put, is going to be epic. Monday, ESPN/ABC released game times for 10 of the best matchups we’re going to see.South Carolina and Vanderbilt will kick things off on Thursday, September 1 at 8:00 PM ET, oddly enough in an SEC regular season tilt. Georgia Tech and Boston College will play in Dublin Ireland, at 7:30 AM ET on Saturday morning.Here are the rest of the games – including Oklahoma vs. Houston, LSU vs. Wisconsin, USC vs. Alabama, Clemson vs. Auburn, Notre Dame vs. Texas and Ole Miss vs. Florida State.9/1/2016: South Carolina at Vanderbilt on ESPN (8:00 PM ET) 9/3/2016: Georgia Tech vs. Boston College on ESPN2 (7:30 AM ET) 9/3/2016: Oklahoma vs. Houston on ABC (Noon ET) 9/3/2016: Hawaii at Michigan on ESPN (Noon ET) 9/3/2016: LSU vs. Wisconsin on ABC (3:30 PM ET) 9/3/2016: Georgia vs. North Carolina on ESPN (5:30 PM ET) 9/3/2016: USC vs. Alabama on ABC (8:00 PM ET) 9/3/2016: Clemson at Auburn on ESPN (9:00 PM ET) 9/4/2016: Notre Dame vs. Texas on ABC (7:30 PM ET) 9/5/2016: Ole Miss vs. Florida State on ESPN (8:00 PM ET)Which will you be watching?last_img read more

Number of Amsterdams Maritime Accidents Drops in 2017

first_imgzoom Dutch Port of Amsterdam saw the total number of maritime accidents in the North Sea Canal region drop to 32 in 2017, from 44 reported in the previous year.Around 7,000 seagoing vessels arrived in the ports of the North Sea Canal Area over the past year, including nearly 4,700 in the Port of Amsterdam, while around 40,000 barges called at the port region during the year.“While the number of ship calls has remained level, the number of maritime accidents has fallen in recent years,” Marleen van de Kerkhof, Amsterdam Harbour Master, said.The decline was attributed to the preventive measures taken by the port to increase the safety of, and improve safety awareness among, port users. These measures include risk-driven surveillance by the inspectors and port officials of the Harbour Master’s Division.Over the previous three year, there were a total of 120 maritime accidents, the majority of which were collisions with objects, mostly near lock complexes. During this period, 21,106 seagoing vessels and 117,996 barges called at the Port of Amsterdam.last_img read more

Union for Safeway workers in Manitoba reach tentative deal with company

first_imgWINNIPEG – The union representing about 2,200 employees at Safeway stores in Manitoba says a deal has been struck in contract negotiations, just hours before it had said they would be in a legal strike position.The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 832 says in a statement that a tentative agreement was reached Saturday evening with Sobeys West Inc.The workers voted 98 per cent in favour of a strike to back contract demands earlier this month, although no strike date was set.The union had said it would be legally able to strike Sunday, the day after the current contract expired.Details of the tentative agreement will be presented to the members at meetings across the province next Sunday, and a vote will be held on it then.The union says the bargaining committee will be recommending that members accept the tentative agreement.last_img read more