Journalist banned from leaving the country to collect prize

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa January 18, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist banned from leaving the country to collect prize News Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Receive email alerts June 9, 2021 Find out more News to go further After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalistscenter_img Reporters Without Borders expressed concern after freelance journalist, Taghi Rahmani, was prevented from leaving Iran as he prepared to travel to Denmark on 13 January 2007, to receive a prize awarded by the local section of the freedom of expression organisation, PEN International.“We are very disturbed by this step, which has no legal basis,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “A ban on leaving the country, often used in Iran against independent voices, is designed above all to cut journalists off from the external world. This harassment is also intended to punish them for having links with foreign media and organisations”, it added.Rahmani told Reporters Without Borders that he had been arrested on the tarmac at Tehran international airport, moments before boarding the plane for Copenhagen. He added that the authorities had also seized his passport.The journalist, who is a leading press freedom activist, has worked for several Iranian publications, which has brought him into frequent conflict with the regime. Between 1981 and 2005, he was sentenced to a total of 5,000 days in prison for articles he had written.Elsewhere, Reporters Without Borders repeated its anxiety about the plight of Kaveh Javanmard, journalist on the weekly Karfto, held secretly for exactly one month. His family has not received any news of him since his arrest, on 18 December 2006, from his home in Sanandej (Iranian Kurdistan) by intelligence ministry agents. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists March 18, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Iran February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Pasadena’s Coronavirus Cases Near 1,000

first_img 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. 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Subscribe STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Make a comment STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes The City’s Coronavirus case count continues to close in on 1,000.On Monday, city officials reported nine cases and no news deaths as the city’s death toll reached 996 cases and 84 deaths.The new numbers were reported as county officials said they are now in the process of reviewing guidelines released by the state on Friday providing protocols for reopening of more businesses, including bars, day camps, schools and child care facilitiesand film/TV production companies.The state protocols allow for the reopening of such businesses as early as this Friday, pursuant to approval from individual counties.“The county is actively reviewing the guidelines from the state to determine how these organizations can reopen with necessary safeguards and with the precautions in place,” County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said. “An announcement will be made prior to Friday regarding which sectors can reopen with their final protocols.“This is another important milestone for the county as we continue our path toward recovery and transition from safer at home to safer at work and safer in our communities,” she said.County elected and health officials have expressed repeated concerns\ over the possibility that recent mass protests against police brutality may result in a spike in new infections, potentially putting more pressure on area\ hospitals.Barger said the county is continuing to monitor health data and itwill play a crucial role in deciding whether to authorize more parts of theeconomy to reopen.“Make no mistake, we are doing this in a very deliberate and cautious way and actually have been one step behind the surrounding counties for that reason, because of the size, 10 million people, we recognize that there are a lot of other issues that come into place,” she said. “But we also recognize that the longer we stay closed knowing that we actually can do it (reopen) in a responsible way with social distancing and requiring people to wear cloth face coverings, that we need to get back to work and get the economy back working. And we can do both. It’s not either-or.”But she again warned that if people are failing to take precautions when out in public — be it a protest or going to the beach — it could have consequences down the line.“One of the questions asked to me (is) `Why are protesters allowed to go out and defy public health orders but businesses don’t get that same break?”’ she said. “The reality is that this is our new norm right now. So I hope that people who are out protesting are practicing social distancing and wearing face cloths, because I don’t want to have to revisit in three weeks businesses on the cusp of opening that know if they do not open they will not ever open again.” Community News Pasadena’s Coronavirus Cases Near 1,000 No new deaths reported on Monday; only one COVID-19 death has occurred in Pasadena so far in June By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Monday, June 8, 2020 | 3:24 pmlast_img