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

Video: In the Fullness of Time

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Sermons and Lessons Video: In the Fullness of Time Delivered by REV. SUSAN RUSSELL, ALL SAINTS CHURCH Published on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 | 4:45 pm Business Newscenter_img This sermon was delivered by Rev. Susan Russell, Senior Associate, Communication, Incorporation & Growth, and Inclusion, All Saints Church, Pasadena on Sunday, December 22, 2013. A life-long Episcopalian, Susan is All Saints Church’s Senior Associate for Communication. Working with members of the communication department staff and parish volunteers, her portfolio includes all of All Saints’ print, media, video, digital and social media communication.Active in LGBT and women’s issues, Susan served as president of Integrity USA, is currently convener of “Claiming the Blessing,”is a member of the HRC (Human Rights Campaign) Religion Council and chairs the Bishop’s Commission on LGBT Ministry for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. She is also a member of the National Clergy Advisory Board for Planned Parenthood and the Task Force for the Study of Marriage for the Episcopal Church.A Los Angeles native she came to All Saints Church in August 2002. Her family includes her partner, Lori, two grown sons, three dogs and and four (yes, four!) cats. She is an ENFJ, a second soprano and a second-generation Los Angeles Dodger fan.All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, (626) 796-1172 or visit www.allsaints-pas.org. Community News Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

‘Let Me be Me’ disillusioned and saddened as the HSE rejects special needs proposals

first_img ‘Let Me be Me’ disillusioned and saddened as the HSE rejects special needs proposals Twitter Representatives of ‘Let Me Be Me’ meeting the TaoiseachThe HSE has rejected the Let Me, Be Me Campaign’s Threshold of Decency Statement.The statement called for the retention of St Agnes’ Special Needs Pre-School, Donegal Town and a  commitment to retain Ballaghderg Special Needs Pre-School, Letterkenny beyond 2015.A number of other measures were proposed.In a statement to Highland Radio this evening LMBM said:Earlier this week, representatives of the Let Me, Be Me Campaign received a letter from HSE in response to the Threshold of Decency Statement. It is with great disappointment that the campaign can now reveal that the proposal has been rejected.The Threshold of Decency Statement was signed by over 40 public representatives and key members of the medical profession in County Donegal. The shared call for action, which received widespread support from parents and childcare providers predominantly called for:The retention of St Agnes’ Special Needs Pre-School, Donegal Town including the immediate re-opening of enrolment Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life By News Highland – July 12, 2013 Firstly, the HSE response confirmed that they plan to go ahead with the closure of St Agnes Special Needs Pre-School Donegal Town next near and that no new enrolments will be accepted for September 2013. HSE have stated that mainstreaming work has been ongoing between HSE, parents and mainstream pre-school providers in 2011-12 to accommodate this. Despite our best efforts, we can find little evidence of this having taken place.The letter states that the work carried out in South Donegal will then be used to inform an overall countywide approach to mainstreaming children with disabilities across the county. This indicates the closure of Ballaghderg Special Needs Pre-School– most likely as initially scheduled for 2015.Parents involved in the campaign are understandably disillusioned and greatly saddened by this response. They claim that they feel a sense of abandonment on behalf of themselves and their children.The implications of HSE going ahead with this policy to mainstream children with disabilities, some of whom have severe and complex needs, will have massive consequences for children, parents and mainstream childcare providers across County Donegal.For children with the most complex needs, the only available option will be home care packages, denying them their right to an education. This is a fundamental breech of a child’s right to education to enable him or her to reach their full potential. In these cases, parents of children will receive no respite in terms of caring for their children.The mainstream pre-school sector has not been adequately prepared for this significant transition. There has been no national policy or implementation plan regarding inclusion brought forward by Government that pertains to the early childhood sector. A commitment to carry out an assessment of need in the Inis Eoghain region in consultation with mainstream childcare providers and parents of children with special educational needs with a view to establishing an add-on specialist pre-school unit to an existing childcare facility Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist WhatsApp A commitment to retain Ballaghderg Special Needs Pre-School, Letterkenny beyond 2015 and into the future Previous articleFlooding forces the Central Library in Letterkenny to closeNext articleTown Council should identify base for youth service – Lynch News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook As the first steps to inclusion, activate the recommendations of the Framework for Action for the Inclusion of Children with Special Needs in ECCE Settings (DES, 2010) prior to the closure of existing services. Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Google+ Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Google+ Facebook News Mainstream childcare providers have identified almost 100 children across County Donegal who are currently in early childhood services without additional supports for individual learning and development needs. They have openly admitted that they are struggling at present and HSE supports are limited or non-existent. They have reported that their views have not been taken on board in any decision regarding the challenges they face in this situation.Donegal’s Oireachtas members have requested an urgent meeting with the HSE Area Manager Donegal to take place within the next two weeks.last_img read more