Imminent eviction of Russian Union of Journalists condemned as “crass harassment”

first_imgNews to go further Reporters Without Borders today condemned the government’s announced intention to evict the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ), which represents more than 100,000 journalists, from its offices in central Moscow. RUJ secretary general Igor Yakovenko said the union received a letter from the Federal Property Management Agency on 16 May saying it would have to hand over its premises to the state-owned Russia Today TV station within a month.“This is a crude act of harassment by the authorities with the apparent aim of obstructing the union’s activities,” the press freedom organisation said. “The failure to give a reason for the eviction, the ridiculously short time the union is being allowed to vacate the premises, and their transfer to a state-controlled TV station created to promote Russia’s image abroad all indicate that this is crass attempt to disrupt the union’s activities.”Reporters Without Borders continued: “The fact that the RUJ is to host an International Federation of Journalists congress on the subject of press freedom in Russia on 28 May only reinforces this hypothesis.”The organisation added: “We appeal to the authorities to reconsider, and to let a viable solution be found within a reasonable period. Journalists and those who defend their rights and the rights of the public to independent news and information should be supported and not harassed. The climate currently prevailing in Russian for independent journalists and opposition members is oppressive. This must stop.”The RUJ trains journalists, defends their interests and promotes the development of an independent press. Its members include press freedom organisations such as the Centre for Journalism in Extreme Situations.An opposition demonstration was due to take place this afternoon in Samara, where a two-day EU-Russia summit began yesterday. The city authorities reluctantly gave permission for the march, but the main leaders of the movement – Garry Kasparov and Edouard Limonov of Other Russia and Lev Ponomarev of For Human Rights – were arrested at Moscow airport.A Moscow representative of Human Rights Watch, Alexandre Petrov, was also arrested and then released after the departure of the flight he had planned to take to Samara. “Dissenters’ Marches” organised in March and April in Nizhny-Novgorod, Moscow and St. Petersburg were broken up by anti-riot police, who arrested journalists covering the marches as well as hundreds of demonstrators. Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en BelarusEurope – Central Asia Organisation May 18, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Imminent eviction of Russian Union of Journalists condemned as “crass harassment” News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF sayscenter_img Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 27, 2021 Find out more News News BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Belarus RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public”last_img read more

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How to introduce your child to healthy eating

first_imgA NEW book, ‘What should I feed my baby?’, addresses a question that many ask and that is knowing what and how much to feed your baby and how essential that is for mums and dads everywhere to know. Pure Ebba, Iceland’s answer to Annabel Karmel, has written a vibrant and accessible ‘how to’ guide to provide all the necessary answers. Taking your baby home from hospital for the first time can be a daunting experience for many new parents. This vulnerable, small creature you wish with all your heart will grow to be healthy and strong is completely dependent on you for food.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ‘What Should I Feed My Baby?’ takes you as a parent from baby’s first taste of food at around four to six months old, to one year and beyond, showing you how to cook wholesome and nutritious food regardless of proficiency in the kitchen.Drawing on her own experience and passion for cooking pure and healthy food for her two children, Ebba includes a detailed guide of what organic and superfoods your baby can eat, and at what age. Included are simple healthy recipes the whole family can enjoy together, plus delicious recipes for special occasions, such as your baby’s first birthday!This easy-to-read-and-cook-with recipe book will guide you all the way from baby`s first taste of solid food, to the time when your baby has her own kids. A book to pass down the generations…ISBN: 978-1-908974-06-8 Paperback 192 pages €20 January 2013 Linkedin Previous articleCity sees rise in new buildsNext article16th annual New Zealand wine fair admin WhatsApp Advertisement Facebookcenter_img Twitter Email Print NewsHow to introduce your child to healthy eatingBy admin – February 5, 2013 651 last_img
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Red Cross: 32 killed in motor accident in remote Uganda

first_imgKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Red Cross in Uganda says 32 bodies have been recovered from the scene of an accident involving five vehicles. The accident occurred Tuesday night in a remote district in the East African country’s western region. The local Daily Monitor newspaper reports that the accident occurred when a speeding truck rammed another vehicle on a section of the road that is being resurfaced. Other motorists ploughed into the wreckage. Lethal traffic accidents frequently happen in the region, where roads are often narrow and potholed.last_img

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D’Tigress Crush DR Congo to Reach AfroBasket Semi final

first_imgDR Congo, a very athletic and physical team, put the agility of the 19th placed team to the test but D’Tigress proved capable of soaking all they had in their armory.D’Tigress started the first quarter on a slow note with DR Congo getting the first basket of the quarter, commanding the tempo of the game.Nigeria’s senior women’s team Coach Otis Hughley however was unfazed as he conjured up tricks that got D’Tigress together, stepped up the game and took commanding lead of the first two quarters.The first quarter was however the biggest scoring run of 14 points (22) – (06), the first and second quarter ended (22) – (09) and (38) – (23), respectively.Half way through the quarter final game, D’Tigress came out smoking with top performance from Ezinne Kalu leading the pack. She commanded the floor, ending up with 18% efficiency, 17points, 5 Steals and 2 Assists.Her teammates Victoria Macaulay and Adaora Elonu also puts up 14 points and 11 points respectively to ensure Nigeria was cruising to the last two stage of the tournament.Thirty-three points difference between Nigeria and DR Congo tell the story of the determination of D’Tigress to secure a semi final.With third and fourth quarter ending (61) – (32) and (79) – (46) respectively, no one needed to be told that Nigeria has a mission in Dakar.D’Tigress whipped Tunisia 75-26 in the group’s opening match and also in the second match, the 2017 AfroBasket defending champions walloped Cameroon 106-39 to book the quarter final place in the continental basketball competition against DR Congo.D’Tigress are to face either Mali or Ivory Coast in one of the semi finals.Meanwhile, Captain of Nigeria’s senior men’s team, Ike Diogu, has revealed that the current players in the team are pumped up to give a good account of themselves at the 2019 FIBA Men’s World Cup in China.With all 15 players in camp set to make their World Cup debut if selected as part of the final 12-man rooster, Diogu said the chance to be in China means everything to the members of the squad.“It means a lot because none of us has played in the World Cup before. The one time we had a chance of qualifying was in 2013 and we lost in the quarter finals of the men’s Afrobasket. This is the first time for us all and we want to make sure we do something special.”He thumbed up the high quality of training programme for the team which he said has really improved the team’s overall performance as evident in the four friendlies played so far.“We have got a lot of good young players and we are all excited to represent Nigeria in the right way. We are preparing very well and we expect to have a successful outing at the World Cup.”Diogu said that the series of friendlies and the training camps in New York, Canada and Lagos have given the team ample time to blend and get familiar with each other“We just have to make sure we play as a team. Individually we know how good we are. We have a good collection of NBA talents and high level Europe-based talents. We just have to play collectively as a group and I guess we should be fine against everybody else.”Nigeria made her debut at the 1998 World Cup in Athens, Greece while the last appearance was in 2006 where the team got eliminated in the Round of 16.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Diogu says the men’s team fired up to make impact at the World CupDuro IkhazuagbeDefending champions D’Tigress of Nigeria continued their good run at the ongoing FIBA Women’s AfroBasket Tournament in Dakar, Senegal yesterday morning, defeating Democratic Republic of Congo 79-46 to book a semi final spot.The Nigerian ladies consolidated on their two Group B victories over Tunisia and Cameroon with the defeat of the Congolese yesterday.last_img read more

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