Disappeared, kidnapped journalists


first_img Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections May 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Algeria * AMERICASMexico: Gerardo Blanquet, Radio Grande de Coahuila – 30/04/2013 Sergio Landa Rosado, Diario Cardel – 22/01/2013 Receive email alerts * ASIA-PACIFICChina / Tibet: Sungrab Gyatso, Yeshi Sangpo and Draksang – 4/01/2013* EASTERN EUROPE / CENTRAL ASIAUkraine:Artem Deynega, netizen – 13/04/2014Yuri Leliavski, reporter for the Ukrainian TV station ZIK (Western Information Union) – 25/04/2014Serhiy Shapoval, journalist with the Volin’Post news website- 26/04/2014* MIDDLE EAST / NORTH AFRICAAlgeria: Djamel-Eddine Fahassi, journalist for national radio – 8/03/1995 Aziz Bouabdallah, journalist, El Alem Essiyassi (Le Monde politique) – 12/04/1997Iraq: Fred Nérac, French journalist – 22/03/2003 Iran:Pirouz Davani, editor of the paper Pirouz, vanished in late August 1998.Lebanon: Marc Thirion, Belgium journalist – June 1976Libya: Abdullah Ali Al-Sanussi Al-Darrat, journalist – arrested in 1973. We have not received any news since.Syria:Foreigners (whose names can be revealed)Ishak Mokhtar, Mauritanian reporter for Sky news Arabia – 15/10/2013Samir Kassab, Lebanese cameraman for Sky news Arabia – 15/10/2013Bashar Fahmi Al-Kadumi, Jordanian reporter, Al-Hurra TV – 20/08/2012 Austin Tice, freelance US journalist, Washington Post, Al-Jazeera English, McClatchy – 13/08/2012 John Cantlie, freelance UK journalist, Sunday Times, Sun, Sunday Telegraph – 22/11/2012Syrians (whose names can be revealed)Abdulrahman Batra, presenter for Suria Al Sha’ab TV – April/May 2014 Amer Hamed, media activist in Hassaka governorate – 13 January 2014 Hamed Orab – 11/12/2014 Yasser Al-Sattouf (alias Abu Ahmed Al-Deirahafri), correspondent, Shahba Press – 20/11/2013 Abdul Wahab Al-Mulla, citizen-journalist – 7/11/2013Ramy al-Razzouq, journaliste, Radio ANA – 01/10/2013Sami Jamal, freelance journalist, Radio Rozana – 14/08/2013 Mohamed Nour Matar, Raqqa, – 13/08/2013Anwar Hazwini, reporter, Azaz Media Center – 11/08/2013 Obeida Batal, journalist, Orient TV – 25/07/2013 Hosam Nizam Al-Dine, soundman, Orient TV – 25/07/2013 Aboud Al-Atik, technician,Orient TV – 25/07/2013 Aboud Haddad, photographer – 26/06/2013 Akram Raslan, cartoonist, Al-Fida – arrested on 2/10/2012. We have not received any news since. Hussein Issou – journalist and writer – arrested on 3/09/2011. We have not received any news since. to go further Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Help by sharing this information April 29, 2021 Find out more May 18, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News RSF_en Disappeared, kidnapped journalistsOn 8 September 2014* AFRICA Kenya: Dickson Bokongo Bosire, Jackal News – 06/09/2013 News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa September 8, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Disappeared, kidnapped journalists Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Newslast_img read more

Listen To A Glorious, 27-Minute Version Of “Ghost” From This Day In 2000


first_imgThe song “Ghost” has long been a fan-favorite of Phish fans, and many will argue that the version performed on May 22nd, 2000 is one of the best of all time. Coming towards the end of a six-song second set at Radio City Music Hall, this type of jam is striking at the reason that fans get into Phish. The band draws you in with the sing-song lyrics, then kicks into gear with some jamming. In this particular version, it’s Mike Gordon and Page McConnell that take the lead in the initial jam, a slow-building funk jam with some cosmic synth accentuation. Spacey cow funk at its finest.If it ended there, it would nonetheless be a satisfying jam. When Trey Anastasio turns on the heat about 15 minutes in, all bets are off. Anastasio is shredding until there’s no tomorrow, starting off with a pentatonic groove before riffing on some new progressions and taking the group in new directions. It’s some disco funk, somehow both ambient and energizing at once.Give the major jam session a full listen below, courtesy of astavely56.Setlist: Phish at Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY – 05/22/2000Set 1: My Soul, Chalk Dust Torture, Billy Breathes, Heavy Things, Back on the Train, Split Open and Melt, Sparkle > Horn, Bathtub GinSet 2: Bouncing Around the Room > David Bowie, Sand, The Mango Song, Ghost > Rock and RollEncore: Bug > Golgi ApparatusThe Phish Baker’s Dozen run is coming up and Live for Live Music has all of your late night needs covered! Come get down with us at:7/21-22: The Werks @ American Beauty NYC – Tickets7/21: The Motet @ BB King Blues Club – Tickets7/28-29: Dopapod @ Gramercy Theatre – Tickets7/28: James Brown Dance Party @ Highline Ballroom – Tickets7/29: Perpetual Groove @ BB King Blues Club – Tickets8/5: Spafford @ BB King Blues Club – Ticketslast_img read more

Hull snap up Figueroa


first_img The 30-year-old is a familiar face to Tigers boss Steve Bruce, who also signed him when he was in charge of the Latics in 2008. Figueroa has agreed a two-year deal with Hull, who won promotion to the Barclays Premier League by finishing second in the npower Championship last season. Hull have signed former Wigan defender Maynor Figueroa on a free transfer. Press Associationcenter_img Talks between Figueroa and the club have been ongoing since the Honduras international’s contract with relegated Wigan expired. He is Hull’s second signing of the summer following George Boyd, whose loan move from Peterborough was made permanent last month. Figueroa is delighted to be reunited with Bruce, the man who brought him to English football. “When the team were playing the final few games in the Championship, I paid close attention to the results because I wanted Steve Bruce to achieve promotion,” he said. “I was happy for him to earn the success. He is a great manager and I’m looking forward to working with him again. “I’m happy to be here and to be a part of the club. It is a big challenge for me, but it’s certainly one I’m looking forward to.” Figueroa admits he had considered the possibility of a move to the KC Stadium as soon as they sealed their place in the top flight on the final day of the season, a 2-2 draw against league winners Cardiff. He added: “I watched the Cardiff game and after the final whistle I turned to my wife and said ‘Hull could be an option for me next year’.” last_img read more

Reports: Video, Messages, Testimony Show Cover-up in NFL Arrest Case


first_imgA search warrant obtained by the New York Daily News shedding new light on the recent arrests of two NFL players from South Florida.New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar were taken into custody for an alleged armed robbery that occurred on May 13 in Miramar.The warrant cites evidence that was collected through previous warrants, including video footage and direct messages that allegedly show witness Dominic Johnson oversaw the payoff of Baker’s and Dunbar’s four alleged victims on May 15 at the office of Dunbar’s attorney, Michael Grieco.Johnson is the witness who is referred to as “Coach” in the original arrest warrant. He who told police that he has known Baker and Dunbar since they were children.He refers to himself as the CEO of Lockdown Promotions, a nightlife promotions company based in Miami.Baker’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, recently claimed to have testimony that two witnesses never saw his client pull a gun or rob anyone.However, Johnson’s Instagram messages also “corroborate a robbery had occurred and those who were charged were the participants,” the warrant states.All four of the victims in the case have given sworn statements that they were paid at the office that day, in order to recant their sworn initial statements against Dunbar by signing affidavits.The four men say they were paid a total of $55,000.Detective Mark Moretti of the Miramar Police Department, who submitted the warrant reviewed by Judge Marina Garcia Wood, also pointed to direct messages between Baker and Johnson on Instagram that implicate Baker in the situation.“There appears to be several phone calls between Baker and Johnson,” the warrant continues.The warrant goes on to say that CCTV video evidence shows Grieco, Johnson, an unknown individual, and the four alleged victims at the attorney’s office on May 15, apparently making the payoff.Johnson leaves the office, then returns from the lobby with another person.During that elevator ride, the person with Johnson removes a “black bag” from his shoulders, “opens it and removes money.” He also “shows the open bag to Johnson and you can see a large quantity of money. Johnson then takes the bag,” the warrant reads.At that point, everyone meets in front of Grieco’s office before going inside.#BREAKING: Arrest warrants issued for two NFL players following an incident at a Miramar, Fla party last night. NY Giants cornerback Deandre Baker and Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar are wanted for multiple counts of armed robbery and aggravated assault. pic.twitter.com/IEtGKXCNFr— Frank Guzman (@fguzmanon7) May 14, 2020 Moretti says he received notification from Grieco later that day, indicating there had been a change in the testimony of the victims and witness.One victim says he received $30,000 in Grieco’s office. A second person says he received $20,000 in the lawyer’s office.Meanwhile, a third victim alleges he only received $5,000 and gave half of the money to a fourth victim.One of the four victims says “he was being directed that he didn’t see what he thought he saw” on the night of the alleged armed robbery, the warrant states.Additionally, the victim who received $5,000 said Grieco walked back into the office “just after the transaction had occurred” and said “there is no way he (Grieco) could not have seen this transaction.”“On 5/15/20, I was contacted by Michael Grieco, attorney for Dunbar, stating the victims and witness have recanted their sworn/recorded statements against Dunbar,” the warrant reads.It goes on to say, “However, I also want the court to be aware that all five individuals have been threatened and have expressed extreme concern to me regarding their safety. One of the individual(s) was forced to move out of his apartment. The other was receiving texted messages containing pictures of his passport, the same passport that was stolen during the robbery.”Johnson also sent his friends Instagram messages about his involvement in the case.“After the papers were signed, Johnson made a phone call to Dunbar, while in Grieco’s office,” the warrant says. “Johnson was also communicating with Baker via direct messages, but it could not be determined if they actually met up.”“Johnson’s actions contaminated the integrity of the investigation as he made the victims recant their statements, only after given them cash,” the warrant adds.The 22-year-old Baker and 27-year-old Dunbar turned themselves in to the Broward County main jail on May 16.They were later released on $200,000 and $100,000 bond, respectively.Baker ultimately pleaded not guilty to four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. Dunbar pleaded not guilty to four counts of armed robbery with a firearm.The State Attorney’s office is deciding whether to file formal charges.The NFL is also still investigating the incident.last_img read more

“Connect” to bring one-stop service event to Palm Springs Church to…


first_imgThe Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County, in partnership with several Palm Beach County service organizations, invites members of the community who are homeless or in crisis to attend Project Homeless Connect from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 14, at the Bethel Assembly of God, 4320 S. Congress Ave., in Palm Springs.Project Homeless Connect is a communitywide, collaborative event that brings together supportive programs, services and counseling, all under one roof. It is held in different areas of Palm Beach County throughout the year to make it easy for people to attend, gather resources, and move toward stability.  The Greenacres/Palm Springs/Lake Worth area of the county identified over 185 adult individuals experiencing homelessness in the January 2018 Point-in-Time Count.“We aim to bring services and resources to our homeless neighbors,” said Michelle Howell-Phillips, Project Homeless Connect program coordinator. “This event brings dozens of agencies together with food, clothing, hot showers, and health screenings in one place.” Doors open at 9 a.m. Those who attend will have a chance to visit with various agencies, explore resources and interactive displays, pick out clothes at a pop-up clothing rack, and get a haircut. Helpful professionals from host provider agencies will be on site throughout the day to share news about programs and resources in place to help the homeless and support those at-risk. Call for Volunteers and DonationsVolunteers are needed for various shifts to load, set up and breakdown the event on Thursday, June 14. We are in need of toiletry items and a hot lunch for attendees. To volunteer or make a donation, please email [email protected]last_img read more