Badly-wounded radio and TV presenter emerges from coma

first_img Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” December 16, 2020 Find out more News IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Reporters Without Borders has learned that Iraqi radio and TV presenter Amal Al-Mudarress has emerged from the coma she had been in since being shot several times in a murder attempt in Baghdad on 29 April, and is expected to recover. After spending several weeks in a critical condition in Yarmouk hospital, where doctors feared internal haemorrhaging, the family decided to transfer her to a hospital in the Jordanian capital of Amman, where she underwent an operation. Her doctors say she is now “out of danger.”———————————————————–30.04 – Well-known radio and TV presenter in coma after being shot near her home Reporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about the condition of a well-known Iraqi public radio and TV presenter, Amal Al-Mudarress, who is reportedly in a coma after being shot several times as she left her Baghdad home yesterday.“How many more of these tragedies will we have to see before the authorities resolve to find a way to put a stop to impunity in Iraq?” Reporters Without Borders asked. “The same pattern is repeated in each attack on journalists. Armed groups are using a planned and deliberate modus operandi to spread terror within the media.”Mudarress, who is in her 60s, was leaving her home in the west Baghdad neighbourhood of Al-Khadraa early yesterday with her husband, Adnan Al-Mudarress, and her son, Kanaan, when gunmen opened fire on her, hitting her several times in the head and chest. After being taken to Yarmouk hospital, she was transferred to Kadimiyah hospital for an operation to remove a bullet in her left temple. Doctors described her condition as critical and said they needed to see how it evolved in the next 48 hours before offering any prognosis.Mudarress has been working for public radio and TV since the 1960s, becoming a household figure thanks to entertainment programmes such as “Ten Minutes.” She later worked as a radio commentator until Saddam Hussein’s ouster. Since then, she has been hosting “Studio 10,” a talk-show about Iraqis’ everyday problems.At least 167 journalists and media assistants have been killed since the US-led invasion in 2003. Another two are missing and 12 are currently being held hostage. IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan to go further December 28, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information center_img Organisation RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News News June 8, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Badly-wounded radio and TV presenter emerges from coma February 15, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Iraqlast_img read more

Grant will help to grow the game in Derbyshire

first_img The Derbyshire Golf Development Group has been awarded an £8600 small grant by Sport England to help spearhead the drive to encourage more people into the sport in the county. The money will be used to raise the profile of the sport in the local community with the aim of encouraging more people to take up the game and, hopefully, go on to become golf club members. A community golf coach will be engaged to take the sport away from the established clubs and out into local parks, schools, organisations and businesses, with the help of a new inflatable and portable net. Nigel Furniss, Development Officer for the Derbyshire Golf Development Group, said: “It is really encouraging to receive this support from Sport England. It will allow us to take golf into the community and work in partnership with clubs and facilities to try and develop the game of golf.” He went on: “Our target now is to introduce 800 people to golf over the next 12 months and hopefully excite them to want to continue in the game and join a club, but more importantly become a lifelong participant in a sport which brings so many health and social benefits.” The Sport England award – coupled with a grant made to the High Peak Regional Golf Development Group earlier in the summer – means that £17,200 will be made available to help grow and develop golf in Derbyshire through these initiatives. 23 Sep 2016 Grant will help to grow the game in Derbyshire last_img read more