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

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

Earthquake Rattles Parts of Eastern, Southern U.S.

first_imgAn earthquake rattled parts of the eastern U.S., near the Virginia/North Carolina line, Sunday morning.It happened at 8:05 a.m.The quake measured as a 5.1 magnitude on the richter scale.The depth of the quake is measured at 3.7 km, or roughly two miles. According to reports from the US Geological Survey, the quake could be felt in areas including as far north as Lynchburg, Virginia; as far south as Atlanta, Georgia; as far east as Greenville and as far west as Nashville, Tennessee.There are no reports of any damage.This is a developing story.last_img