Basque Journalist complains of ill-treatment in custody Reporters Without Borders calls for an inquiry

first_img News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU February 28, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Basque Journalist complains of ill-treatment in custody Reporters Without Borders calls for an inquiry Help by sharing this information RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more SpainEurope – Central Asia Journalist Martxelo Otamendi Egiguren, managing editor of the Basque-language newspaper Euskaldunon Egunkaria held for five days in a police operation against the paper’s management, has said he was both psychologically and physically ill-treated in custody.He was among ten members of the newspaper’s staff arrested on suspicion of collaboration with the Basque separatist movement ETA.”We urge you to open an inquiry into these allegations of ill-treatment in custody of the managing editor of Egunkaria and to keep us informed about the condition of former managing editor Pedro Zubiria, who tried to commit suicide”, said Robert Ménard, General Secretary of Reporters Without Borders in a letter to Spanish interior minister Angel Acebes.Reporters Without Borders also reminded him of its opposition to the closure of the Basque-lanaguage newspaper. “We oppose the closure, even temporarily, of the daily Euskaldunon Egunkaria. This move punishes a media, which has done nothing wrong as such and deprives readers of their right to news. Without taking sides on the charges levelled against the paper’s management, we call for the reopening of Egunkaria throughout the legal procedures”, added Mr Ménard.Police arrested ten journalists and members of the newspaper’s board on 20 February 2003 on suspicion of “membership of or collaboration with the terrorist organisation ETA”. The judge also ordered the closure of the newspaper.Four people were freed on bail on 25 February, including the managing editor Martxelo Otamendi Egiguren, while six other management figures have been placed in preventative detention. Pedro Zubiria, former managing editor, is currently in hospital after attempting suicide in custody on 23 February. SpainEurope – Central Asia to go further Follow the news on Spaincenter_img June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Organisation Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso News News December 2, 2020 Find out more RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive last_img read more

Covid-19 – National Support Helpline now live

first_imgLinkedin “As we know, many communities are doing extraordinary work around the country, and we are just adding to this by creating a coordinated system to make sure nobody is without support.“Our helpline is available between the hours 9.00 am and 9.00 pm, and volunteers can register at any time on our website.” he added.  LimerickNewsCovid-19 – National Support Helpline now liveBy Meghann Scully – March 23, 2020 413 COVID Community Response brings communities together, collaborating and supporting those most in need during the Covid-19 outbreak in Ireland. Print Covid Community Response today announced the release of their national support helpline. Members of the public seeking assistance can now do so via text (086 180 0256) or phone call (021 237 7809). Facebook Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR For those involved and wishing to register, or for those who would like to become involved with Covid Community Response, they can do so by visiting CovidCommunityResponse.ie. Individuals and campaigns that might benefit from Covid Community Response initiative can also get in touch there. CCR’s website will give people an opportunity to register as volunteers, giving access to support from a network of individuals working together within the communities. CCR’s fundraiser will see all proceeds going towards direct costs, including food, sanitary products, and supplies needed by those most affected by Covid-19.  Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp TAGSCommunitycommunity responseCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post center_img Previous articleCommunities doing something special – St. Munchin’s Community CentreNext articleComfort Words for people living in nursing homes Meghann Scully Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash CCR is working closely with organisations who are currently operating in the community but, due to extreme pressures, need more support at this time.  Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival The Covid Community Response team was set up in an effort to help coordinate ongoing national & local community initiatives in the fight against Covid-19, standardising communication and campaigns, as well as sharing resources. They have been working with both individuals and organisations in coordinating volunteers and assisting those in need of support at this time.  Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Speaking about the campaign, process engineer Danny O’Donovan, said, “Our helpline is a very big step forward – we have managed to set up a professional helpline operated entirely by volunteers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Communications & Marketing Manager Séamus Ó Fátharta says, ‘This challenge extends beyond the valiant efforts of our front line staff and rests on our collective doorstep.  A coordinated community response may seem secondary to the challenges faced by those on the front line, but it will make all the difference. It is important to reiterate that everyone can help; people who can deliver supplies to the elderly are as important as medical staff at this time.’ Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Christmas trees on display at JCA

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Last-minute holiday shopping event is Downtown Sunday Christmas is almost upon us but a last-minute shopping event in downtown Troy on Sunday will give one last push… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article The magnitude of the Christmas Tree Extravaganza at the Johnson Center for the Arts cannot be measured in feet and inches. It must be measured by the joy it brings to people of all ages.Charles Walker sat quietly and enjoyed the towering Christmas trees that fill the JCA’s upper gallery with the magic and wonder of the Christmas season.For Walker, the towering, brightly and gaily decorated Christmas trees are not like any Christmas trees he remembers as a boy. Published 8:10 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Wiley White, JCA exhibition coordinator, said the art center’s Christmas Tree Extravaganza is one of the JCA’s most popular exhibitions.“Who doesn’t love a Christmas tree,” White said. “And, the JCA’s Christmas trees are very special because they are decorated by students in schools in Pike County and sponsored by local businesses.”White said the 2019 Christmas Trees include a towering 20-foot Christmas Tree sponsored by Horn Beverage and decorated by students in the Troy City Schools.Schools that decorated trees for Christmas 2019 are Banks, Goshen, Covenant Christian and Pike Liberal Arts. By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip “That was a bad time for people back then,” Walker said. ��If we had a Christmas tree, and I remember one, we went to the woods and cut a tree from a pine stand. And, for Christmas, if we got an apple or two and an orange, that was a big Christmas.’Walker said he gets great joy from watching the children who visit the Christmas Tree Extravaganza.“It’s a lot of fun to watch the kids as they hunt for the ornaments they made for their school’s tree,” he said. “The Christmas trees at the center bring in a lot of people. Family members come with the kids. The Christmas trees are worth all the time and effort it takes to get them up for people to see and enjoy.” Sponsored Content Tree sponsors are KW Plastics, Troy Cable, Horn Beverage and Piggly Wiggly.The Christmas Tree Extravaganza also includes a Chrismon Tree which is sponsored by Jo Harvell and her family.White said the Chrismon tree symbolically tells the story of Christmas and the real reason for the season. “Chrismons are ornaments made from Christian symbols,” she said. “The torch represents Jesus who is the Light of the World. The manger Chrismon is symbolic of the humble beginnings of the Savior of the World.”Fish represent Jesus’ call to Peter and John to follow him and will make them fishers of men. The shepherd’s staff represents Jesus, the Good Shepherd, and the Alpha and Omega symbols represent the Beginning and the End. There are many Chrismons and each has a story to tell about the Baby Jesus who was born on Christmas Day.Also on the JCA’s upper gallery in the Tile Gallery is the late Susan Berry’s Nut Cracker collection which is now a permanent collection of the JCA.The Challenge 14 Exhibition is featured in the JCA lower gallery. The exhibit features artwork of nine Pike County artists and several from the Wiregrass and River regions and also from Florida and Georgia.The Johnson Center for the Arts will be open on a limited schedule during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The arts center be open today and Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and until 3 p.m. on Saturday.  The JCA will be open on Saturday, December 28, and on January 3 and 4, during museum regular hours. Admission to the JCA is free and the arts center is aglow with holiday spirit. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Christmas trees on display at JCA By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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