Right to the Source: Episode 4

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Finance This week, Ed catches up with friend and colleague, David Henwood, Director at H2 Gambling Capital, and we get the latest Covid Tracker update from Josh. 13th August 2020 | By Aaron Noy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Right to the Source: Episode 4 Email Address Podcast: Play in new window | Download Topics: Financelast_img

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Fiji Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide

first_img Wales Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide TAGS: Fiji Expand Uruguay Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Wales Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Fiji Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, GuideFiji came into the tournament with a lot of expectations and while they pushed Australia close in their opening game, a shock defeat by Uruguay in their second ended their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals. They still showed plenty of flair in their final two matches against Georgia and Wales.How They QualifiedFiji qualified for the tournament by winning the Pacific Tri-Nations.Key PlayersImpressive lock Leone Nakarawa is possibly the best offloader on the planet and then there’s Semi Radradra, Peceli Yato, Vereniki Goneva… you get the idea.Offloader: Leone Nakarawa is one of the finest players in the world (Getty Images)The Coach – John McKeeMcKee has been with Fiji since 2014. He has spoken at length about the challenges of assembling a consistent squad but there is some scary talent around. He’s overseen wins over Italy, Scotland, Georgia and France.Major Work-onsWe love their flair but occasionally it gets them into trouble when they face defensive pressure, trying to attack from deep when kicking for territory would be a more pragmatic option. A Plan B is vital.Fiji Rugby World Cup Warm-upsSaturday 13 July 2019: Fiji 27-10 Maori All BlacksSaturday 20 July 2019: Maori All Blacks 26-17 FijiSaturday 27 July 2019: Japan 34-21 FijiSaturday 3 August 2019: Fiji 38-13 CanadaSaturday 10 August 2019: Fiji 10-3 SamoaSaturday 31 August 2019: Fiji 29-19 TongaRelated: 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-upsFiji Rugby World Cup GroupFiji are in Group D with Australia, Wales, Georgia and Uruguay. Australia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Japan 2019 was the Lelos’ fifth World Cup Uruguay Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Contest: Fiji lost to Australia back in 2015 (Getty Images)Fiji Rugby World Cup SquadBelow is Fiji’s current 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup, including their non-travelling reserves;Forwards (17):Mesulame DolokotoSamuel MatavesiRatu Vere VugakotoCampese Ma’afuEroni MawiPeni RavaiManasa SauloKalivati Tawake (replaced by Lee-Roy Atalifo on 5 September after suffering a knee injury)Tevita CavubatiLeone NakarawaApi RatuniyarawaTevita RatuvaSemi KunataniViliame MataMosese VokaDominiko WaqaniburotuPeceli YatoBacks (14):Frank LomaniNikola MatawaluHenry SeniloliLevani BotiaJale VatubuaBen VolavolaVereniki GonevaFilipo NakosiWaisea NayacalevuSemi RadradraJosua TuisovaJoshua MatavesiAlivereti VeitokaniKini MurimurivaluNon-Travelling ReservesJoeli VeitayakiTevita IkanivereLuke TagiAlbert TuisueJohnny DyerNemani NagusaSerupepeli VularikaSevenaia GalalaEroni SauSetareki TuicuvuRelated: 2019 Rugby World Cup FixturesPrevious World Cup Results and RecordFiji’s Rugby World Cup Record: P32 W11 D0 L211987 Quarter-finals1991 Pool stages1999 Quarter-final play-offs2003 Pool stages2007 Quarter-finals2011 Pool stages2015 Pool stages2019 Pool stagesFollow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup GroupsFiji Rugby World Cup Kit LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Australia always seem to raise their game for… Expand A sporadic qualifier for the World Cup, Uruguay… Georgia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Australia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Georgia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Fiji Rugby World Cup FixturesSat 21 Sep Australia 39-21 Fiji (Sapporo) Match ReportWed 25 Sep Fiji 27-30 Uruguay (Kamaishi) Match ReportThu 3 Oct Georgia 10-45 Fiji (Osaka) Match ReportWed 9 Oct Wales 29-17 Fiji (Oita) Match Report Here’s everything you need to know about Fiji at this World Cup Expand Collapse Warren Gatland’s last major tournament until Wayne Pivac…last_img read more

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Seminarian Ryan Mails receives the Freeman Award for Merit

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Sewanee: The University of the South press release] The School of Theology awarded the 2015 Freeman Award for Merit to Ryan Fredrick Mails, T’16, a M.Div. student from the Diocese of North Carolina. The award was announced and presented by the dean, the Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, during the School’s annual DuBose Lectures and Alumni Gathering banquet on Sept. 23.The School’s faculty chooses the recipient of the Freeman Award. When asked about this year’s selection Alexander noted, “Ryan Mails is an exemplary student academically and an outstanding citizen of both the School of Theology and the wider community. Ryan’s clarity of vocation is inspiring and we are confident that he will be a priest of uncommon ability and commitment.”Reed Freeman, T’96, T’05, and his wife, Nancy, established the Freeman Award for Merit in 1998 by to honor and reward a rising middler student from the School of Theology that has demonstrated outstanding academic performance and promise. Freeman was a recipient of the Woods Leadership Award while he was attending seminary at the School of Theology.Mails was surprised by the evening’s announcement that he had been chosen to receive award and later shared, “I feel honored to have received this award. I am grateful for the Freemans’ generosity, for the faculty of the School of Theology, and for the remarkable community of seminarians of which I’m proud to be a part.”The DuBose Lectures and Alumni Gathering is the School of Theology’s annual homecoming event that includes lectures by notable theologians. This year’s guest lecturer was Sarah Coakley, the Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University. The DuBose Lectures, named after William Porcher DuBose, professor and dean emeritus of the School of Theology, are made possible with support from the DuBose Lectures Fund. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Posted Oct 5, 2015 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminarian Ryan Mails receives the Freeman Award for Merit Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Q&A: The Rev. Nurya Love Parish on food, faith, church-owned…

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group By Heather Beasley DoylePosted Apr 30, 2021 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Q&A: The Rev. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Rev. Nurya Love Parish is rector of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in Belmont, Michigan, and executive director of Plainsong Farm & Ministry, both located in the Diocese of Western Michigan. Photo: Rachael Holt[Episcopal News Service] Start talking with Episcopalians about food and faith or reading about new ways to worship, and the Rev. Nurya Love Parish’s name is likely to come up. She’s written the book “Resurrection Matters” and been interviewed by Civil Eats, and she imagined her own Good News Gardens program last year almost simultaneously with The Episcopal Church’s.Love Parish, who grew up questioning the ecological wisdom of her Las Vegas, Nevada, home, began her ministry career in the Unitarian Universalist church. In 1997, that work took her to Michigan, where she’s lived since. An Episcopal priest since 2011, she’s rector at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in Belmont and executive director of Plainsong Farm & Ministry in Rockford, which she co-founded in 2015 with Bethany and Mike Edwardson — Bethany serves as artist-in-residence, Mike is farm manager.Located in the Diocese of Western Michigan, Plainsong Farm & Ministry serves as a nexus of sustainable agriculture and Christianity. Its offerings include a community supported agriculture program, a young adult cohort and monthly worship (currently suspended due to the pandemic). It’s also home to ChurchLands, an initiative dedicated to mapping The Episcopal Church’s properties and encouraging people to think about them with sustainability in mind.“We struggle in America to articulate a Christianity that is about ecology, justice and health,” Love Parish told Episcopal News Service. “I hope the Christian food movement can help the wider public recognize that Christianity can be about these things.”The rest of ENS’ interview with Love Parish has been condensed and edited into the Q&A below.ENS: Is your work what you imagined it would be when you were younger and thinking of your career ahead of you?Love Parish: No. It started to be my vision in the early 2000s. By then, I had read Wendell Berry, and I knew that there was something that hadn’t happened yet with agriculture and Christianity in the contemporary world. I didn’t know what it was, but I felt like there was a gap there, and it was interesting.ENS: What do people need to know about Plainsong Farm to be able to picture it in their minds?Love Parish: My husband and I bought the house that is where Plainsong Farm is now in 2001. It’s now 12 acres, two houses, two big barns and a repurposed chicken coop. Before I met Mike and Bethany, it had become clear to me that God was calling me to begin a farm-based ministry. It had also become clear to me that my husband and I were not the farmers. Mike and Bethany hoped to start a farm that would connect them to the church, and Mike wanted to be the farmer. I was always clear that the ministry would be connected to The Episcopal Church, and also that it would be ecumenical. And a lot of the things I imagined would happen have happened. I thought, “Maybe someday we could have a young adult program.” Well, we have one. “Maybe someday we could have a community of discipleship that gathers outside.” We have that. “Maybe someday we could have an impact on The Episcopal Church’s use of land and how The Episcopal Church sees land.” We’re doing that.ENS: Demographically, who is drawn to Plainsong Farm & Ministry?Love Parish: It’s the youngest average age I’ve seen in 20-something years of ministry. We’re also pretty white. People descended from European settlers who aren’t actively engaged in agriculture often romanticize it. I hope that what we are doing will get people in touch with the realities of eating food.ENS: Some years ago you asked yourself if there was a Christian food movement. How do you answer that question today?Love Parish: I first asked that question in response to Nigel Savage’s comment in 2014 relating to the Jewish food movement and how many hits it had on Google, and how few hits the Christian food movement had. I thought, “I know there’s a Christian food movement.” Back then, it was small enough that I thought I could put it in a PDF guide and keep it updated. That is not true anymore.ENS: How do you describe the movement?Love Parish: It’s people who are integrating discipleship, ecology, justice and health through food and agriculture. A lot of Christians — including the ones at the church that I serve — want to feed people because Jesus tells us to feed people. The invitation of the Christian food movement is for all Christians to consider how our feeding ministries can also serve the health of people and planet. Younger generations recognize that the health of people and planet are the same. When they can practice that as a life of faith, that’s intriguing. So I think this is going to grow.ENS: How did ChurchLands come to be?Love Parish: In 2018, Plainsong Farm, with some funding from The Episcopal Church, worked with Greenhorns to create what I think was the first gathering of land access professionals and religious leaders. And we identified a need for ongoing work in the area on an interfaith basis. In 2020, ChurchLands hosted a cohort for Episcopalians, integrating Bible study and action learning goals, with education about The Episcopal Church’s history around land and future possibilities around land. That cohort experience is one side of ChurchLands.The other side is inventory and mapping work. At that initial gathering of religious leaders and land access professionals, I realized that I didn’t think The Episcopal Church knew what land it had. So I proposed resolution D053 to General Convention in 2018. I thought that Church Insurance would have information about The Episcopal Church’s land, but they don’t. Ultimately, the responsibility of finding that information came back to me. By then, I had met Emma Lietz Bilecky, and she had an interest in land and ministry and understood GIS [geographic information system software] and mapping. Last year, we did a pilot project helping dioceses in Arkansas, Indiana and Washington state understand their landholdings using public data. We learned that there’s a need for more work in this area because Christianity has not appropriately valued and honored land.ENS: How does this movement fit into the culture of The Episcopal Church right now?Love Parish: Discipleship ministries that integrate food and agriculture have found a life in The Episcopal Church that seems to be more supported than in other denominations. A big part of that is the work of Jerusalem Greer and [the Rev.] Melanie Mullen with the Good News Gardens program, and Brian Sellers-Petersen who wrote “Harvesting Abundance.” Their work prepared people’s minds to understand that this is part of the work of discipleship. I anticipate that we will close a lot of churches in the next 20, 10 years. But because of the way we hold land, we will still — I hate to say it this way — own property. When congregations close, their properties will become available for new ministry. As the climate crisis worsens, the world will need centers for resilience, renewal, hope and action, and I don’t know why our church properties can’t be that. That includes agriculture, but it also includes biodiversity preservation, and it includes a shift in our culture as humans and how we see our place in creation. God didn’t make us to be destroyers. God made us to be tenders of life.– Heather Beasley Doyle is a freelance journalist, writer and editor based in Massachusetts. Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NYlast_img read more

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Aldi to donate surplus foodstock on Christmas Eve

first_img  108 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis110 Tagged with: christmas Donated goods Aldi will not be able to deliver the food, so organisations must be able to collect. Food levels will vary from store to store, but Aldi anticipates that each one will have in the region of 30-40 crates to distribute.Interested organisations are asked to contact the Energy & Environment Team with their charity / group name, main contact name, main telephone number, city/town, store postcodes that they would like to collect from, and the types of products they would like.The contact details are: Nicki Monaghan, Energy and Environment Team ALDI Stores Ltd, Holly Lane, Atherstone, CV9 2SQ. Telephone number: 01827 711 800, and email: [email protected] announcement had been widely questioned on social media as to whether it was genuine, with Aldi UK replying to confirm that it did come from the store. Aldi also confirmed on social media that its food surplus throughout the year is donated to its food waste partners. Nationally, it gives to FareShare, and regionally to the Salvation Army and local food banks.  107 total views,  1 views today Aldi has confirmed that it is to donate any surplus food stock held in its stores to local organisations this Christmas Eve.A statement from Aldi UK on social media, which has been widely shared, announced that with stores closing at 4pm on 24 December, they would have a variety of surplus food products that they would like to donate to help less fortunate individuals over Christmas and to prevent food from going to waste. To this end, the store is looking to pair charities with some of its stores, with charities having until this Friday (8 December) to apply. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis110 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 4 December 2017 | News Aldi to donate surplus foodstock on Christmas Evelast_img read more

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Nominations Now Being Accepted for State’s Highest Ag Award

first_img Facebook Twitter By Indiana State Dept. of Agriculture – Jun 10, 2019 Previous articleHow Farmers Should React to Fair Oaks and Evaluating Prevent Plant Option on the HAT Monday Morning EditionNext articlePurdue College of Ag Announces Three Major Awards Indiana State Dept. of Agriculture Home Indiana Agriculture News Nominations Now Being Accepted for State’s Highest Ag Award Nominations Now Being Accepted for State’s Highest Ag Award Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch is now accepting nominations for the 2019 AgriVision Award, which is the highest agricultural honor presented by the state.Now in its 13th year, the award was established to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the agriculture industry, whether it’s developing a new technology, managing an agribusiness or organization, or working to address a global issue, to name a few.“Indiana is on the front lines of agricultural innovation, and Hoosiers are pioneering advances every day,” Crouch said. “This award allows us to recognize several of those individuals who have given so much to agriculture and Indiana over the years.”The AgriVision Award is open to any Indiana resident and all sectors of the agriculture industry—from bioenergy to livestock to the agbiosciences. Any person or organization may submit a nomination.Once a winner has been selected, the award will be presented by Lt. Governor Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler during the Celebration of Agriculture at the Indiana State Fair.“We have some extraordinary individuals that make up Indiana’s agricultural community, and far too often, their work and accomplishments go unrecognized,” Kettler said. “It’s important that we acknowledge those who have been champions for agriculture and helped shape where the industry is today.”Nomination forms can be found by visiting www.in.gov/isda/3367.htm. Entries must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., ET, on June 30, 2019. SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

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Khaled Sid Mohand arrested

first_img Organisation The authorities arrested Khaled Sid Mohand, an Algerian freelance journalist who makes TV documentaries for the France Culture programme “Sur les docks” and writes occasionally for Le Monde. He was freed on 3 May after repeated calls in France and Algeria for his release. RSF_en Newscenter_img April 9, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Khaled Sid Mohand arrested Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

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Newspaper editor’s trial for disrespecting king adjourned indefinitely

first_img September 4, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor’s trial for disrespecting king adjourned indefinitely Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa News Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Organisation Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa News April 15, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders regrets that newspaper editor Ahmed Reda Benchemsi’s year-old trial on a charge of “disrespect for the king” was adjourned indefinitely yesterday by a Casablanca court. The presiding judge said at the end of yesterday’s hearing that “the court could summon Mr. Benchemsi again if all of the prosecution case requirements are met.”“This is not a satisfactory decision,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Moroccan courts will not help the cause of press freedom by burying their heads in the sand. We are still waiting for the government led by Prime Minister Abbas El Fassi to demonstrate a commitment to press freedom in the form of legislation. Meanwhile, Benchemsi continues to be exposed to the possibility of a prison sentence because of what he wrote in an editorial.”The editor of two weeklies, Nichane and Tel Quel, Benchemsi told Reporters Without Borders that the sine die adjournment showed that “the court was clearly trying to close the case without having to reach a verdict.” He added: “I am supposed to see this decision as a concilatory gesture. But the judge can call me back to court whenever he wants. If he does, the trial will resume and my lawyers will defend my innocence.”Benchemsi was summoned for questioning by the Casablanca judicial police at the start of August 2007 because of an editorial criticising a speech by King Mohammed about legislative elections taking place the following month. The latest issues of his two newspapers were destroyed at the printing press on the orders of the interior minister. His trial on a charge of disrespect for the king under article 41 of the press law opened on 24 August 2007.center_img April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance June 8, 2021 Find out more News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF_en to go further News Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalistslast_img read more

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Foreign journalists receive death threats

first_img Organisation Help by sharing this information to go further ItalyEurope – Central Asia News Reporters Without Borders expressed concern today at death threats made to seven American and Israeli media correspondents in recent days, supposedly by left-wing extremists including the Red Brigades.”These threats must be taken seriously, even if they do not turn out to be from the Red Brigades,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Italian interior minister Giuseppe Pisanu. “We urge you to take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of these journalists.”At least seven foreign media correspondents in Rome and Milan have received threats by letter or anonymous phone calls in the past two weeks, saying they will be murdered if they do not leave the country before 30 October. The handwritten letters contained references to the Red Brigades (a far-left group that has attacked and killed prominent figures since the 1970s) and announced “global war against Zionist-Anglo-American terrorism.”Police say the Red Brigades probably did not write the letters, which they called not credible. The threatened journalists have chosen not to reveal themselves. December 2, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Italy October 9, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Foreign journalists receive death threats November 23, 2020 Find out morecenter_img RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive ItalyEurope – Central Asia RSF_en News Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union News Receive email alerts On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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#FreeMathias Support committee for French photographer held in Turkey

first_img Colleagues and friends of Mathias Depardon, a French freelance photojournalist detained in Turkey since 8 May, announce the creation of a support committee coordinated by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Help by sharing this information June 2, 2017 #FreeMathias Support committee for French photographer held in Turkey News RSF_en Organisation The committee, in which France’s Syndicat National des Journalistes (National Union of Journalists) is participating, was launched at meeting held at RSF headquarter in Paris on 29 May to decide the first steps to be taken. The campaign on behalf of Depardon already bore initial fruit when French President Emmanuel Macron raised the issue of Depardon’s detention during a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on 25 May. The committee’s goal is to mobilize the public and get political leaders to take whatever action is necessary to ensure that the Turkish authorities release Depardon, who should not have been arrested in the first place.“The creation of this support committee will allow us to step up the campaign if that becomes necessary, that is to say, if the Turkish authorities do not release Mathias Depardon in the next few hours,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“With the goodwill and commitment of Mathias’s colleagues and friends, we will soon take some initiatives, including displaying banners on public buildings and launching a petition and an online campaign.” Libération managing editor Laurent Joffrin, the support committee’s spokesman, said: “Mathias Depardon will soon have been held in Turkey for a month. Despite the announcement of his deportation and the involvement of the highest government levels, nothing has happened. His ordeal has lasted too long. We must pursue and step up our campaign in order to force the Turkish authorities to end this Kafkaesque situation at once.”Based in Turkey for the past five years, Depardon was arrested on 8 May while reporting in the southeast of the country for National Geographic magazine. Although an order for his deportation was issued on 11 May, he is still being held at a detention centre in Gaziantep, a city near the Syrian border.RSF, two other media freedom organizations and 19 media outlets sent a joint letter to Turkish interior minister Süleyman Soylu on 19 May calling for Depardon’s immediate release. Turkey is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index.Press ContactEmilie Boulay / [email protected] / +33 (0)6 77 92 16 77 (RSF) Anne-France Renaud / [email protected] / +33 (0)6 75 92 71 66 (Presse) last_img read more

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