RSF calls for release of Guinean journalist jailed for defamation

first_img Guinea : RSF and AIPS call for release of two imprisoned journalists April 15, 2021 Find out more “We call for this journalist’s immediate and unconditional release and we urge the authorities to comply strictly with the media law’s provisions,” said Assane Diagne, the director of RSF’s West Africa office. “This sentence clearly constitutes an illegal circumvention of the media law, which abolished prison sentences for press offences, as the justice minister recently reiterated. And furthermore, nothing in what this journalist wrote could justify such a harsh punishment.” GuineaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms ImprisonedEnvironmentImpunityInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment RSF_en @RSF_Inter February 25, 2021 RSF calls for release of Guinean journalist jailed for defamation Journalists are often arrested and taken into police custody in Guinea, although press offences have been decriminalized since 2010. In March 2020, the Conakry Live website administrator was arrested and held in police custody for several days for publishing an article about an alleged case of embezzlement by government officials. News Follow the news on Guinea Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Ibrahima Sadio Bah, a sports reporter who has been jailed for defaming the head of the Guinean Football Federation (FEGUIFOOT) although Guinea has decriminalized defamation. Bah was arrested at the end of his trial in Conakry on 4 February, when a court sentenced him to six months in prison and a fine of 500,000 Guinean francs (40 euros) on a charge of defaming FEGUIFOOT president Mamadou Antonio Souaré. Guinea is ranked 110th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. GuineaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms ImprisonedEnvironmentImpunityInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment center_img Help by sharing this information News May 19, 2021 Find out more News At the trial, the prosecution called on the court to acquit Bah on the grounds that no crime had been committed. But, against all expectation, the judge found him guilty and imposed the six-month jail term, with the result that Bah was taken from the courtroom to Conakry prison. News Guinean journalist’s continuing detention is “incomprehensible,” RSF says to go further He was convicted over an article for the Guinee7.com news website in which he reported accusations of corruption against Souaré by an unsuccessful rival candidate for the position of FEGUIFOOT president. Organisation Three Radio Nostalgie journalists accused of defamation were given two-month suspended prison sentences under the penal code in January. After an outcry, the justice minister instructed the prosecutor’s office to appeal against the verdict. Guinean journalist finally freed after being held for nearly three months April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick Chamber appoint new President

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick 080321Donncha Hurley, President Limerick Chamber of Commerce. PIc Arthur Ellis.THE newly elected President of Limerick Chamber, Donnacha Hurley, has said that with working collaboratively and with speed will enable Limerick to be one of the country’s leading growth centres post-COVID.Speaking after formally taking over the role from outgoing President David Jeffreys, the General Manager of the Absolute Hotel commented on significant strengths and opportunities within the region but stressed the importance of supporting all businesses through the uncertainty of the pandemic and not leaving any sector behind.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There remain serious challenges ahead for many Limerick businesses and for some right now, particularly in the retail and hospitality sector, it might be hard to see positives.“It is critical that the Chamber continues to advocate at a national level for the assistance required to support a Mid-West recovery and simultaneously continues to work with local stakeholders and the local authority for the speedy deployment of supports.“The Chamber is committed to being a driver for positive change in the city, recognising the benefits of a thriving Limerick city for all businesses operating in the Mid-West. Last week’s announcement of the go ahead for the €9.1m revitalisation plan for O’Connell Street is a huge step in the right direction.“We need to make Limerick city centre accessible, attractive and conducive to living and working in.”Welcoming the incoming President, Chamber Chief Executive Dee Ryan said:  “Donnacha is passionate about Limerick and the region, has huge energy, great ideas and shows leadership. It’s a crucial time for business so this expertise and experience is going to be essential.“Just as having David Jeffreys, CEO of Actionpoint technology company was hugely beneficial for us as a Chamber when business almost overnight went online, it is equally fitting to have Donnacha, given his particular background in the hospitality industry, take on the Presidency during a period when we are focusing on making our city centre more attractive for people to visit, live and work in.“We thank David for his efforts over the past 12 months. It was a really difficult time but his stewardship was invaluable. I want to also wish Donnacha well and the Chamber team looks forward to working with him in the months ahead.”A native of Castletroy, Limerick, Donnacha has been General Manager of the Absolute Hotel since 2008. A graduate of the world-famous Shannon College of Hotel Management, he also holds an Executive MBA from the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick and an M.Sc. in Hospitality Management at DIT.In addition to his board membership of Limerick Chamber, he is also a member of Retail/Hospitality, Membership & Policy sub committees, the Failte Irelands Gateway City group and sits on the Board of the Shannon Region Conference & Sports Bureau.He is a former member of the National Council of the Irish Hotels Federation and was Secretary of its Shannon branch.Limerick Chamber also this week announces four new Directors for its Board – Lavinia Ryan, Corporate Business Manager, South & West Region, VHI; Mick Ryan, Head of Business Banking Mid-West, Bank of Ireland; Maria Gleeson, Business Development Manager, Holmes O’Malley Sexton Solicitors and James Ryan, Owner of Centra stores, including O’Connell street and William Street Limerick city.All four Directors  are highly skilled and experienced in their respective areas and are important additions to the Chamber Board at a critical juncture in the development for Limerick and the Mid-West. TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLIMERICK ChamberLimerick Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Advertisement BusinessLimerickNewsLimerick Chamber appoint new PresidentBy Meghann Scully – March 10, 2021 181 center_img Print WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Email Linkedin Previous articleLimerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest regionNext articleTreaty United Launch Fan Membership Scheme Meghann Scully last_img read more

Watch Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Grateful Dead Sandwich From Their Debut At The Capitol Theatre [Pro-Shot Video]

first_imgIn late-January, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong made their debut at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, which also marked the band’s first-ever sold-out show at the historic venue. The two-set performance featured a number of heavy-hitters, as well as guest appearances from Twiddle’s Mihali Savoulidis and the West End Blend horns.A highlight of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s first set at their debut at The Cap came at the end of the set, as the quartet closed things out with an ambitious “Poseidon” sandwich, with a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Eyes Of The World” tossed in the middle. Honoring the Dead was a fitting tribute,  as the iconic band made The Capitol Theatre their home throughout the years. The cover wasn’t without some sly lyrical updates from guitarist Greg Ormont, who threw in “Wake up to find out that you are the size of a squirrel” during the anthemic chorus–a nod to the historic theatre’s fuzzy mascot.Today, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has shared pro-shot video of their “Poseidon” > “Eyes Of The World” > “Poseidon” sandwich, which you can watch and enjoy below:Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – “Poseidon” > “Eyes Of The World” > “Poseidon” (Pro-Shot Video)[Video: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong]Pigeons Playing Ping Pong continues their winter tour this weekend with a show tonight at Grand Rapids, MI’s The Intersection (2/16). For ticketing information and a full list of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 1/26/2019Set One: Time to Ride, Totally, Melting Lights > Live It Up*, Fortress*, Too Long**, Poseidon > Eyes of the World (Grateful Dead cover) > PoseidonSet Two: Kiwi > Yo Soy Fiesta*, Burning Up My Time* > Spacejam* > The Hop* > F.U.* > Upfunk, Dawn a New DayEncore: Doc*, Schwanthem* > Colors of the Wind* (Alan Menken/Stephen Schwartz cover) > Schwanthem** w/West End Blend horns** w/Mihalilast_img read more