first_imgNews Organisation to go further Receive email alerts “He spent five years in prison in the most appalling conditions just for doing his job as a photographer, for trying cover a massacre by the security forces in Cairo’s Rabaa Square on 14 August 2013. He is in very poor physical and psychological condition and needs to be reunited with his family without delay.” February 6, 2021 Find out more News February 1, 2021 Find out more Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution With at least 32 professional and non-professional journalists currently detained in connection with their reporting, Egypt is ranked 161st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Protecting journalistsEvents Follow the news on Egypt Newscenter_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is relieved by the 5-year jail sentence passed today on Mahmoud Abdel Shakour Abou Zeid, the young Egyptian photojournalist also known as Shawkan, as he has already spent five years in preventive detention and, having effectively served his sentence, will soon be free. Help by sharing this information EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Protecting journalistsEvents Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison RSF_en News “We are immensely relieved to learn that Shawkan will soon be released,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. Today’s decision by a Cairo court means Shawkan’s long ordeal is over. He was finally convicted at the end of a mass trial with more than 700 fellow defendants. September 8, 2018 Shawkan will soon be free Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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first_imgGUILFORD, Conn. – Moroso continues its support of drivers in seven IMCA divisions, giving product awards based on regional or national point standings again this season.  Moroso certificates will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.  First-place drivers in standings for each of the five Modified regions, both Stock Car and both Hobby Stock regions, and in national Late Model, Sprint Car, Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod standings all re­ceive certificates good for Ultra 40 spark plug wire sets. 2019 is the second of a two-year sponsorship agreement.      Information about the complete line of Moroso products for high performance or street use is available at the website on Facebook or by calling 203 453-6571.center_img The Guilford, Conn., company, in its 14th year of sponsorship, gives those awards as determined regional standings for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, and on national point standings for IMCA Late Models, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods.  Runners-up and third place finishers get Blue Max spark plug wire sets.  “Moroso has been steadfast in their support of IMCA racing and their program continues to give back,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder observed. “It is always great to align yourself with the best names in the in­dustry and Moroso certainly fits the bill.”last_img read more

first_imgAnyone with information is urged to call PBSO Dispatch 561-688-3400. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office found a 7-year-old boy riding his bicycle early Monday morning in the area of 10th Ave N and Congress Avenue in central Palm Beach County.PBSO is asking for the public’s help in finding the family of the boy.Help us find Brandon’s family. The 7 years old was found riding his bicycle in the area of 10th Ave N and Congress Ave, in #LakeWorth, early this morning. Anyone with information is urged to call PBSO Dispatch 561-688-3400.— PBSO (@PBCountySheriff) December 23, 2019last_img read more

first_imgProtests ensue in Haiti following release of “harsh” 2018 budget and calls for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise arise.Haitian police used teargas to disperse hundreds of people demonstrating against the government’s 2018 budget presented to Parliament by President Jovenel Moise last month.The Parliament has approved the fiscal package, but Moise hinted at the possibility of reviewing some of the measures as demonstrators took to the streets again on Saturday, Sept. 30 in Pétion-ville demanding his removal from office.Planned by political partiesThe demonstration planned by the political parties, Fanmi Lavalas, Pitit Desalin, other organizations and students attracted thousands of people. Despite the presence of members of the Body of Intervention and Maintenance of Order (CIMO), the protestors broke storefronts and windshields of several vehicles.Stones and bottles were also thrown at some buildings even as the security agents fired gunshots into the air in a bid to disperse the crowd.The protesters also erected several barricades, blocking traffic and sporadic shooting was reported in the Juvénat neighborhood, with media reports indicating that the damage “seemed considerable.”Police used teargasThe police had to use teargas to disperse the crowd with reports of many people being injured. There were several arrests.Commissioner Frantz Lerebours, spokesman for the Haitian National Police (PNH), was however, unable to give details.Some of the demonstrators tried to reach the city center but were met with a strong resistance from the CIMOs on the Champ de Mars.The opposition parties condemned the violence saying that the demonstrations had been infiltrated by people who wanted to provoke trouble and accuse the opposition of disorder.Ultimatum givenLast week, the Haitian Customs Association (ADH), gave the General Administration of Customs (AGD), of the Ministry of Economy an eight-day ultimatum to meet their demands or face work stoppage island-wide from Thursday.Customs officers, whose salaries are 17-thousand Gourdes after  nine-month of training are demanding an 80 per cent wage increase. The customs officers are also demanding special status because of the importance of their mission and responsibilities: fiscal, economic and security.Meanwhile, the Council of Ministers last week adopted a preliminary draft law to amend article 149 of the Decree of 29 September 2005 on income tax.President Moise has since announced he will convene an extraordinary session of the Chamber of Deputies, once the draft bill has been ratified by the Senate.More on Haitian protests around budget proposals: read more