Soldiers overrun media company to suppress story about army raid on police station

first_img News February 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation News Soldiers stormed the building of 14 October, a national media company based in Al-Ma’ala, in the southern province of Aden, on the evening of 21 April in order to seize the latest issue of Al-Tariq, a daily newspaper it publishes. The building remained surrounded until yesterday morning.“What happens in Yemen is hallucinating,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Not a day goes by without a news media being attacked or a journalist being kidnapped, arrested or convicted.” The raid in Al-Ma’ala took place just as President Ali Abdallah Saleh was ordering the release of three executives of Al-Ayyam, a daily newspaper based in the city of Aden.The soldiers who overran the 14 October building searched all the vehicles parked outside, including that of publisher and chairman Ahmed Al-Hubaish, in order to confiscate that day’s issue of Al-Tariq, which had a story about a raid by soldiers on a police station the previous afternoon in the nearby town of Al-Tawahi.According to Al-Tariq’s report, the raid on the police station was probably an act of revenge for a dispute between a police and a soldier during an operation to remove illegally-built homes on a hillside outside Al-Tawahi. The newspaper also offered the alternative theory that is was prompted by an argument between a soldier and a policeman in the town’s market (http://www.attariq-ye.com/).Al-Tariq’s office in Al-Tawahi was seized by the army on 21 February because the newspaper had referred to the situation in south Yemen as an “occupation.” As a result, it had to suspend operations for two weeks.The three senior members of Al-Ayyam’s staff whose release was ordered by the president were journalist Hani Bashraheel, who edits the sports edition, director Mohamed Bashraheel, and secretary-general Arhab Hassan Yassine. They were arrested during an army raid on the newspaper’s headquarters in early January (http://en.rsf.org/yemen-arrest-of-editor-in-chief-of-al-08-01-2010,35675.html). Hisham Bashraheel, the newspaper’s founder and owner, who had been arrested at the same time, was released on 24 March on medical grounds (http://en.rsf.org/yemen-two-journalists-freed-on-health-25-03-2010,36836.html).The press freedom situation in Yemen has been worsening steadily since May 2009. (Read the latest report: http://en.rsf.org/yemen-yemeni-media-and-journalists-20-04-2010,37080.html) YemenMiddle East – North Africa Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months April 23, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Soldiers overrun media company to suppress story about army raid on police station Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions Receive email alertscenter_img News United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF YemenMiddle East – North Africa February 11, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Yemen January 6, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Newslast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 10/13

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail2-A Girls Soccer PlayoffsSALT LAKE CITY-Summer Connery amassed a hat trick and the Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s Winged Lions routed Gunnison 8-0 Saturday in the 2-A girls soccer quarterfinals. Rowland Hall next faces Parowan Friday at 1:15 pm in the state semifinals at Jordan High School.SANDY, Utah-Anna Wood scored a pair of goals and the Waterford Ravens routed Beaver 8-0 in the 2-A girls soccer quarterfinals Saturday. Waterford next faces Millard in the state semifinals at Jordan High School Friday at 11:00 am.FILLMORE, Utah-Paige Cummings found the net twice and the Millard Eagles doubled up Draper APA 2-1 Saturday in the 2-A girls soccer quarterfinals.3-A Girls Soccer PlayoffsRICHFIELD, Utah-Marissa Hall found the net twice and the Juab Waps outlasted Richfield 3-2 in double overtime, excelling on their penalty kicks chances in the extra session Saturday in the 3-A girls soccer quarterfinals. Maleea Nielson and Nora Foster each scored in defeat for the Wildcats. Juab next faces Judge in the state semifinals Friday at 6:00 pm at Juan Diego High School.MANTI, Utah-Sydney Cragun scored the sole goal of the match and the Morgan Trojans blanked Manti 1-0 in the 3-A girls soccer quarterfinals Saturday. Morgan next faces Summit Academy Friday at 3:45 pm at Juan Diego High School.DELTA, Utah-Emily Rice and Macyn Parratt each scored as the Summit Academy Bears downed Delta 2-0 Saturday in the 3-A girls soccer quarterfinals.VolleyballRegion 15RICHFIELD, Utah-The San Juan Broncos bested Richfield 3-1 Saturday in Region 15 volleyball action. The Broncos prevailed 25-22, 25-22 and 25-18 in the first, third and fourth sets. The Wildcats netted a 25-21 win in the second set. Written by Tags: Anna Wood/Emily Rice/Macyn Parratt/Maleea Nielson/Marissa Hall/Nora Foster/Paige Cummings/Summer Connery/Sydney Cragun October 13, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 10/13last_img read more

Small Business Revolution Host To Head Local Conference Call Next Week

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Submitted image.JAMESTOWN – The Chief Brand Officer of Deluxe, and the creator, producer, and host of The Small Business Revolution will be featured on a digital conference with the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Monday at 4:30 p.m. Chamber officials say Amanda Brinkman will give some tips on how to maintain communications with customers during the global COVID-19 outbreak.Brinkman is familiar with Chautauqua County through her recent work on Season Five of The Small Business Revolution. She spent time with a number of small business people in Fredonia in February and early March.She will focus on the important work of maintaining communication with customers at this time and will use her extensive marketing background to assist local business people at this time. You can join the meeting here: www.gotomeet.me/TTranumYou can also dial in using your phone:+1 (571) 317-3122Access Code: 283-421-797This is a free event. Advance registration is not required.last_img read more

Attacks stall surveillance for Marburg cases

first_img See also: The WHO also launched an appeal today through the United Nations for funds to support the response to the outbreak. The agency said $2.4 million is needed to strengthen field operations by Angola’s Ministry of Health. The outbreak has expanded to 205 cases, 180 of them fatal, the WHO reported in its latest update. Earlier today, WHO officials at a briefing in Geneva had put the death toll at 174. “Mobile surveillance teams in Uige were forced to suspend operations yesterday when vehicles were attacked and damaged by local residents,” the agency said. “As the situation has not improved, no surveillance teams were operational today in this province, which remains the epicentre of the outbreak. “WHO staff in Uige were notified today of several fatalities but teams were unable to investigate the cause of death or collect the bodies for safe burial. Discussions have been held with provincial authorities to find urgent solutions.” Similar reactions have been seen during outbreaks of Ebola fever. To help educate the public about the disease, two medical anthropologists are in Uige and will be joined by experts in social mobilization from Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Mozambique, the WHO said.center_img Getting the affected communities involved as partners is the key to controlling viral hemorrhagic fevers in Africa, officials said. To achieve this, “Local belief systems about the causes of disease and traditional rituals for mourning the dead must be respected. When the public understands and accepts a few simple messages—avoid contact with blood and other fluids when caring for the ill, don’t touch bodies of the deceased—transmission within the community can be stopped and the outbreak brought under control.” Apr 8 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_04_08a/en/ Apr 8, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Local residents attacked the vehicles of disease surveillance teams in Angola yesterday, stalling efforts to find Marburg hemorrhagic fever cases even as the toll in the outbreak climbed further, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today. The deadly disease, which resembles Ebola fever, is spreading fear, the WHO said. “Moreover, because the disease has no cure, hospitalization is not associated with a favourable outcome, and confidence in the medical care system has been eroded,” the agency said.last_img read more

Disturbing Photo: Handcuffed Suspect Led Down Road by a Rope

first_imgGALVESTON, Texas — Police in Galveston, Texas, are apologizing for the treatment of a trespassing suspect during a weekend arrest.Donald Neely was led through the streets with a line attached to his handcuffs by officers on horseback.Images show two horse-mounted officers leading Neely down the street using what appears to be a rope attached to his handcuffs.Attorney Melissa Morris represents the Neely family and says she’s appalled.“I think the way they handled him was disgusting,” Morris said.She says Neely was diagnosed as bi-polar about ten years ago.Police Chief Vernon Hale issued a statement apologizing, calling the treatment an “unnecessary embarrassment.”Chief Hale says he must apologize to Neely in person adding the officers should have waited for a vehicle to transport the suspect who is now off the streets and at home with his daughters.The two officers involved in this arrest will not face discipline.last_img read more