Attacks on at least three Baghdad TV stations

first_img Help by sharing this information October 8, 2019 Attacks on at least three Baghdad TV stations December 28, 2020 Find out more February 15, 2021 Find out more The targets included the Baghdad bureau of the Saudi government-funded pan-Arab TV channel Al-Arabiya, which was attacked by a large number of heavily armed men in uniforms, helmets and masks on the evening of 5 October. CCTV camera footage shows an employee raise his hands in the air and then kneel, as the gunmen storm in and proceed to rip out computer cables, smash screens and steal cameras. IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflicts Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” The Baghdad offices of Dijlah TV, a privately-owned Iraqi TV channel, were set on fire on 6 October. Dijlah TV quickly issued a statement describing the attack as “part of a policy to gag journalists and kill the free press.” to go further RSF_en News According to the latest information received by RSF, the authorities have blocked the Internet throughout the country except Iraqi Kurdistan. They had previously blocked certain social networks. News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns attacks by gunmen on at least three TV stations in the space of 24 hours during the past weekend in Baghdad. The attacks were clearly designed to silence media coverage of the week-old wave of anti-government protests in Iraq, RSF said. Iraq is ranked 156th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. December 16, 2020 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News “These coordinated and premeditated attacks of exceptional intensity are unacceptable and extremely disturbing,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “It is no longer just attacks on media crews in the field. Now the headquarters of media outlets are being attacked, preventing them from reporting what is happening in Iraq.” The third main target was the Iraqi-Kurdish TV channel NRT’s Arabic-language bureau in Baghdad, which was ransacked and forced off the air. Shortly after the attack, NRT posted a message on Facebook with the hashtag “You won’t make us shut up” in which it promised to resume broadcasting soon. News Alghad TV also reported that members of its staff had been injured by gunmen. The TV station had posted a video in which one of its presenters learns that a guest will not be able to come to the studio because of ongoing clashes. RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Receive email alerts Organisation IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflicts Follow the news on Iraqlast_img read more

Derry doctor wins “The Apprentice”

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleHarvey wants radical overhaul of rates legislation as chamber seeks 25% cutNext articleFoyle MLA says the time is right for an All-Ireland Tourism Authority News Highland UK businessman Alan Sugar says ‘the devil in him’ made him invest in Doctor Leah Totton’s business in the Apprentice.IN the final episode of the current UK series night, he invested a quarter of a million pounds in the Derry doctor’s skin care clinics.She says she was surprised at how forceful she was in the final episode……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/leapprentice.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Derry doctor wins “The Apprentice”center_img Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook By News Highland – July 18, 2013 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Cool science. Interesting art?

first_imgIt’s hard to tell whether the microscopic worms Brian Knep experiments with and portrays in his show at Judi Rotenberg Gallery are his material or his collaborators. And ultimately, that’s problematic. He seems to assign a level of consciousness to the worms that inevitably makes them into a metaphor for humans, but also sometimes leads him down a path into coy, overly precious art.Knep, an artist-in-residence at Harvard Medical School, is exhibiting digital prints and videos of colonies of Caenorhabditis elegans, a transparent worm that has about a thousand cells…Read more here (The Boston Globe)last_img

Nova Scotia preparing for #HurricaneDorian

first_imgRain and winds are beginning to pick up in southeastern Canada because of Hurricane Dorian, Saturday.The National Hurricane Center says Dorian could make landfall in Nova Scotia as either a Category 1 or Category 2 hurricane later this evening.The latest predictions from Friday night say it would likely be centered near Halifax.The region should see sustained winds close to 40 miles-per-hour, with gusts in over 90.Four to six inches of rainfall tonight has the potential to cause flash flooding.Dorian is expected to move out of the area by Sunday afternoon.last_img

If Steve Smith was an Indian his unorthodox style would’ve been welcomed claims former…

first_imgAdvertisement f4p4iNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2yrwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E698( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8kvWould you ever consider trying this?😱1vq032bCan your students do this? 🌚8wymdfRoller skating! Powered by Firework Trent Woodhill, the former coach of Steve Smith stated that his student’s uniqueness and unorthodox batting style would have been accepted in the Indian cricket system, where everything is “about the output”. The Aussie superstar was named as the player of the tournament in the recently concluded Ashes for his sublime form and now his formative coach believes that Smith’s unusual technique should be celebrated in Australia.Advertisement “If Steven was Indian, his technique and mechanics and the strategy around his batting would just be accepted,” Woodhill said in an interview with ESPNcricinfo.Advertisement “We see Kohli, Gavaskar, (Rohit) Sharma, Ganguly, Sehwag – all these players have unique techniques. The Indian system is all about output, about scoring runs. We don’t care how you do it as long as you do it’, whereas in Australia we wanted you to score well and we wanted you to look good” he added.The former Australian captain scored 774 runs in five Tests with an average of 110.57 which included three centuries and as many fifties along with a superb double hundred at Manchester. However, his peculiar batting style, especially while leaving deliveries, was criticized by those who still view Test cricket as a classical game. Woodhill though, is upset with those struggling to accept his uniqueness, saying this attitude can have a negative impact on a young player’s career.Advertisement “Young players need protection from both themselves and others who don’t like difference. A cricket dressing room can be a brutal place for a young player, who might be forced to conform – more so in Australia than any other country I’ve been in. In Australia we struggle with things that are different. We like a sexy Shaun Marsh thirty, made with a conventional, attractive technique, rather than an unconventional Steven Smith hundred.”  Advertisementlast_img read more