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Journalists targeted in crackdown on pro-democracy opposition

first_img Receive email alerts News RSF seeks press freedom pledges from Maldives presidential candidates Reporters Without Borders voiced great concern today about a wave of press freedom violations in recent weeks in the Maldives that culminated in the arrests of several journalists and the closure of the only opposition publication after Mohamed Nasheed, the leader of the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), was detained on 12 August. Follow the news on Maldives Organisation July 15, 2020 Find out more News to go further RSF calls for open trial of Maldivian blogger’s accused murderers News MaldivesAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Maldivian president’s comms chief accused of sexually harassing journalist MaldivesAsia – Pacific News RSF_en August 17, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists targeted in crackdown on pro-democracy opposition September 12, 2018 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced great concern today about a wave of press freedom violations in recent weeks in the Maldives that culminated in the arrests of several journalists and the closure of the only opposition publication after Mohamed Nasheed, the leader of the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), was detained on 12 August.”This crackdown on pro-democracy journalists must stop at once,” the press freedom organisation said. “We call on the Maldivian authorities to release the imprisoned journalists and to put an end to their tyrannical control of the press.”Ibrahim Rasheed, the managing director of the weekly Adduvas, has been imprisoned since 14 August. A journalist with the daily Aafathif who was arrested on 1 August is reportedly still being held in secret.Jennifer Latheef, a young documentary film-maker and free expression activist, was arrested on 12 August and freed the next day. The daughter of pro-democracy journalist Mohamed Latheef, who lives in exile, she is subject to daily threats from the government. Masked police have forced their way into her home on several occasions, insulting and threatening her.Minivan news, an opposition online newspaper that had been allowed to produce a print edition in the Maldives since 26 July, has ceased to appear. Under pressure from government thugs, the printer has refused to work with the newspaper any more. At the same time, the authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of its editor, Aminath Najeeb.The police are also looking for Firshan Zahir, who often acts as cameraman and who filmed the opposition leader’s arrest on 12 August. Some 15 masked policemen have been taking up position outside his house at around 3 a.m. for the past several days. April 23, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

PCC Women’s Cagers Dominate Imperial Valley in Honda Classic Opener

first_img Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Sports PCC Women’s Cagers Dominate Imperial Valley in Honda Classic Opener By ROBERT LEWIS Published on Sunday, November 15, 2015 | 2:11 pm Community News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Make a comment Lancer Ella Stepanian goes up for a block during the Lancers home-opening victory Friday night, image by Richard Quinton.The first look at home of the 2015-16 Lancers by Pasadena City College women’s basketball fans was a fun one as it brought back memories of the team’s up-tempo style that helped the program make seven straight CCCAA State Tournament apperances from 2004-2010. PCC opened its 2nd Honda of Pasadena Classic tourney with an 84-38 rout over Imperial Valley at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.PCC (2-0 overall) led 11-0 to start the game and had a 39-19 advantage by halftime. The Lancers really turned up the volume in the fourth quarter when they outscored Imperial Valley, 24-7.Sophomore point guard Judith Espinoza reached one of the more tougher doubles-doubles in community college basketball–20 points-10 assists–as she finished with 24 points and 11 assists to go with five steals and five rebounds. Espinoza drilled three 3-pointers as part of the team’s nine treys.Freshman Ella Stepanian added 14 points, nine rebounds, and four assists while frosh forward Ilianna Blanc contributed 13 points and nine rebounds. Letterman guard Kyrstin Nakamura drained a trio of 3s for her nine points plus three steals. Starting freshman center Kailyn Gideon scored just two points but made seven rebounds and blocked four shots.Off the bench, Jolene Robinson tallied six points and pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds. Patience Madayag chipped in seven points and eight boards, Belinda Dornidon five points, and Emiko Powell four points and four assists.The Lancers controlled the paint, outrebounding the Arabs, 62-38, including 23 rebounds on the offensive end. IVC was led by Nancy Clark with 15 points and Paloma Medina, who scored 10 points and had 11 rebounds.PCC faces Pierce College, a 72-40 winner over Los Angeles Southwest, in one of the tourney championship semifinals Saturday, Nov. 14 in a 7 p.m. tipoff. Sequoias, the defending Honda of Pasadena Classic champions, plays against Long Beach City at 5 p.m. in the other championship semifinal. LBCC downed MiraCosta, 78-35, while Sequoias got past Desert, 68-43.In the consolation semis, MiraCosta plays Desert at 1 p.m. and Imperial Valley faces LA Southwest, coached by former PCC assistant La’Nette Dillard, at 3 p.m. The tourney then continues on Sunday, Nov. 15. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more