Officials deny entry to US journalist who covered war in Aceh from rebels’ side

first_img News April 21, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Officials deny entry to US journalist who covered war in Aceh from rebels’ side Receive email alerts Organisation News August 21, 2020 Find out more News Help by sharing this information News to go further Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papuacenter_img Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years November 19, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay today at the action of Indonesian immigration officials in denying US journalist William Nessen entry on 19 April and it called on foreign minister N. Hassan Wirajuda to ensure that he will be allowed to enter Indonesia freely in future.Nessen was arrested in 2003 in the troubled province of Aceh after covering an army offensive against the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) from the rebels’ side.”The press freedom situation has improved considerably in Aceh since the peace accords were signed last year, but now this arbitrary decision casts doubt on the readiness of the highest authorities to open the province to journalists who denounced the army’s atrocities during the war,” Reporters Without Borders said.”It seems as though some people in the government have not yet turned the page on the terrible years,” the organisation added.Nessen was denied entry when he arrived at the airport of Medan, on the island of Sumatra, on a flight from Malaysia. But his Aceh-born wife, Sya’diah Syeh Marhaban, and the GAM leaders travelling with him were allowed in. Officials gave Nessen no explanation for their decision. He told Reporters Without Borders he was “very surprised” and flew back to Malaysia.The head of the Medan immigration service told the Jakarta Post that the decision was politically-motivated. “The government still considers William Nessen as dangerous, because his reports were hostile to Indonesia,” he was quoted as saying. The orders reportedly came from the ministry of political, legal and security affairs in Jakarta.Nessen was arrested in Banda Aceh on 24 June 2003 and sentenced to one month and 10 days in prison for an alleged breach of the immigration laws. On his release on 3 August 2003, he was expelled from Indonesia and told he was banned from returning for a year. IndonesiaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Indonesia IndonesiaAsia – Pacific RSF_en On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia August 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Brazil’s highest court takes stand against prior censorship

first_img News April 15, 2021 Find out more News September 24, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Brazil’s highest court takes stand against prior censorship May 13, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders hails last week’s ruling by the Federal Supreme Court overturning a ban on distribution of the latest issue of the leading national newsweekly IstoÉ, which a lower court had ordered at the request of Cid Gomes, governor of the northeastern state of Ceará.Gomes requested the ban on 12 September, on the eve of the issue’s publication, after IstoÉ’s reporters asked him to comment on his being linked to a case of alleged corruption involving Brazil’s biggest company, the oil multinational Petrobras.Accepting his claim that IstoÉ intended to libel him, judge Maria Marleide Queiroz issued an order the same day prohibiting the magazine from distributing the issue on pain of being fined 2.5 million dollars for every day it defied the ban.Federal Supreme Court judge Luís Roberto Barroso overturned the order five days later, on 17 September, on the grounds that prior censorship of a publication was unconstitutional and that the governor could sue IstoÉ for damages after publication if he thought he had been libelled. IstoÉ was able to resume distribution of the issue.“We welcome this ruling by the Supreme Federal Court, which has taken a firm stand against censorship, and we urge the authorities to prevent defamation laws being used as a method of prior censorship in the pursuit of political interests,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “There is a greater tendency to resort to judicial harassment of news media and journalists in the run-up to elections,” Soulier added.Gomes claimed that the attempts to implicate him in the alleged Petrobras corruption case were part of a scheme by his political opponents to upset the outcome in Ceará state of next month’s general elections.The Brazilian Investigative Journalism Association (ABRAJI) has set up a website to monitor lawsuits by candidates against news media and news websites. It has so far registered no fewer that 128 cases nationwide, more than three quarters of them targeting Google.Brazil is ranked 111th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Follow the news on Brazil BrazilAmericas center_img Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil News RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more Reports BrazilAmericas to go furtherlast_img read more

Release of journalist Hamadi Jebali and the “Zarzis Internet-users”

first_img December 26, 2019 Find out more February 27, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Release of journalist Hamadi Jebali and the “Zarzis Internet-users” Help by sharing this information Organisation to go further Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org Receive email alerts Follow the news on Tunisia TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disordercenter_img News News Reporters Without Borders notes the release of Hamadi Jebali, editor of the weekly Al Fajr, on 25 February 2006, after 15 year in prison. The Tunisian authorities have also freed the “Zarzis Internet-users” who were jailed in April 2004.”We are relieved by this decision on the part of the Tunisian authorities, but it does not take away the fact that Hamadi Jebali spent more than 15 years behind bars in horrifying conditions, after a travesty of a trial,” said the press freedom organisation.“He also went on numerous hunger strikes, and was several times put in solitary confinement. We hope that no-one else will ever have to suffer the same fate in Tunisia,” it added. RSF_en “We remain concerned by the state of press freedom in a country in which journalists are unable to express themselves freely and are regularly harassed,” it added.Jebali and the group of six so-called “Zarzis Internet-users” were among the 1,600 prisoners who received a presidential pardon, on 25 February 2006. Jebali, whose publication Al Fajr, is the organ of the Islamist movement An Nahda, has been in jail since 1991. He was sentenced to one year in prison for defamation after publishing an article by lawyer Mohammed Nuri calling for the military courts to be abolished.On 28 August 1992, he was sentenced to 16 years in prison for “belonging to an illegal organisation” and “wanting to change the character of the state”. The conduct of his trial was a disgrace, in terms of international standards.The members of the Zarzis group were sentenced in April 2004 to 19 years and three months in prison for “forming a gang with the objective of planning bombings, theft and stocking explosives”. Their sentence was reduced in December 2004 to 13 years.More than 15 years ago, Reporters Without Borders set up a system of “sponsorship” that encouraged the international media to support an imprisoned journalist. More than 200 media worldwide support a colleague in this way, regularly calling on the authorities in question to release the journalist and publicising the plight of their imprisoned colleague so that he or she is not forgotten. TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News November 11, 2020 Find out more Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists November 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Court refuses to free two bloggers, adjourns appeal hearing until next month

first_img Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 4, 2021 Find out more Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Reporters Without Borders is deeply disappointed that a Baku appeal court refused today to provisionally release jailed bloggers Adnan Hadjizade and Emin Milli and adjourned the hearing of their appeal until 8 January. Their lawyers protested against the court’s treatment of the bloggers, who were led handcuffed into the courtroom.“By refusing to release Hadjizade and Milli on bail, by treating them as dangerous criminals and by postponing their appeal hearing, the court has lost an opportunity to save face in this judicial farce,” Reporters Without Borders said.The press freedom organisation added: “No one is fooled. Hadjizade and Mili are being persecuted for criticising the authorities and distributing a video that made fun of corrupt politicians. Perhaps we cannot ask the authorities to share their sense of humour, but it is our duty to remind them of the international undertakings Azerbaijan has given to respect freedom of expression.”Reporters Without Borders is also concerned about the health of Hadjizade, whose nose was broken during the assault in the restaurant and who has had difficulty breathing ever since.Hadjizade, a video blogger and member of the non-political “OL! Youth Movement,” and Milli, one of the founders of the “Alumni Network” collective, were arrested on 8 July after being assaulted by three men in a Baku restaurant. Accused of attacking their assailants, they were convicted last month on charges of “hooliganism” and “deliberate physical violence,” and were sentenced to 24 and 30 months in prison respectively.If their appeal is rejected, their lawyers have said they will refer the case to the European Court of Human Rights.In a resolution on freedom of expression in Azerbaijan adopted on 16 December, the European Parliament voiced concern about the worsening media situation and called for due process in the case of Hadjizade and Milli, condemning their imprisonment and demanding their immediate release. Follow the news on Azerbaijan News RSF_en center_img to go further AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia December 22, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court refuses to free two bloggers, adjourns appeal hearing until next month News Organisation News News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Andrei Netto and Ghaith Abdul-Ahad arrested

first_img Organisation News RSF_en 2 March: Brazilian journalist Andrei Netto, the Paris-based correspondent of O Estado de São Paulo, and Iraqi journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, a staff reporter with the London-based Guardian newspaper, were arrested by government forces (information received on 10 March). Andrej Netto was released on 11 March. The Guardian confirmed on 16 March that Ghaith Abdul-Ahad was freed and left the country. center_img March 2, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Andrei Netto and Ghaith Abdul-Ahad arrested Help by sharing this informationlast_img

What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty8 Gift Ideas Your New BF Will Definitely LikeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty top box 5 What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Friday, October 17, 2014 | 4:29 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Top of the News Here is our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events – the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Sierra Madre City Hall Increases Open Hours

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What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

first_img Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy top box 5 What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Thursday, March 19, 2015 | 1:04 pm Community News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img HerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Here is our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events – the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter:last_img read more

Anne Rothenberg Elected to Succeed Stewart R. Smith as Chair of The Huntington’s Board of Trustees

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Make a comment Incoming board chair Anne Rothenberg (front row, right), outgoing chair Stewart Smith (back row, left), and fellow Trustees Geneva Thornton, Loren Rothschild, and Andy Barth. Photo by Danielle Klebanow.Anne Rothenberg, longtime Huntington supporter and a trustee since 2005, has been elected chair of the Board, effective July 1, 2016. She will be the first woman to lead the five-member governing board responsible for The Huntington’s financial sustainability and overarching direction. Rothenberg succeeds Stewart R. Smith, who has served as chair since 2006; he will remain on the board, along with fellow trustees Andrew F. Barth, Loren Rothschild, and Geneva Thornton.“As the first woman president of The Huntington, I am absolutely thrilled that Anne has been named to this important role,” said Laura Skandera Trombley, Huntington president. “Anne has been deeply involved at The Huntington for years, actively involved in a number of committees – from Art to Buildings and Grounds to Advancement and beyond. I love her innate curiosity and strong support of all that we do, and I look forward to working with her in this new capacity.”The Rothenberg name is a familiar one at The Huntington, as the family has played an essential role in leading philanthropic campaigns on the institution’s behalf. The sculpture loggia along the north side of the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art bears the Rothenberg name, as does the new lecture hall in the Education and Visitor Center, the reading room for scholars in the Library, the title of the chief financial officer, and the courtyard adjacent to the new board room. Additionally, Anne and her late husband, Jim, have supported a wide range of programmatic activities including exhibitions and art acquisitions.Originally from Short Hills, N.J., Rothenberg earned her BA in Classics at Boston University and worked as an editor at a variety of publications including Architectural Digest, Time, Life, and Fortune magazines.As a community volunteer she has presided over the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, founded the Westridge Summer Opportunities Fair in Pasadena, and has been actively involved with the National Charity League and with Pasadena’s Chandler and Polytechnic schools.Stewart Smith has served on the board since 2000. Before that, he was a member of the Huntington’s Board of Overseers (elected in 1992), the 60-member governance group that assists the Board of Trustees in providing institutional leadership and support.The president of Kinsmith Financial Corp., Smith has lent his expertise to a number of Huntington committees, including Finance (of which he was founding chair), Endowment Investment, the Campaign For Generations to Come, Buildings and Grounds, and Library. He also has served on two presidential search committees. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College and holds a law degree from Harvard Law School. He is the president and director of The H. Russell Smith Foundation.“We have been extraordinarily fortunate to have had Stewart’s strong support and sound advice in helping us to advance the mission of The Huntington,” said Trombley. “Under his leadership The Huntington is stronger and more vital than ever before, with financially sound underpinnings and a robust and expanding program of research, educational activities, and exhibitions. I know I join a multitude of colleagues in my gratitude for his service as board chair.”About The HuntingtonThe Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be found at huntington.org.Visitor InformationThe Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, Calif., 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is open to the public Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and major holidays. Information: 626-405-2100 or huntington.org.center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * People Anne Rothenberg Elected to Succeed Stewart R. Smith as Chair of The Huntington’s Board of Trustees From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | 3:25 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Green Street Village, Pasadena’s Newest Landmark District, Gets Festive for its First Christmas

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Local merchants and shoppers alike are excited to experience what the future holds for the the City’s newest Landmark District called Green Street Village. This newest district is nestled in the quaint neighborhood along Green Street just east of South Lake Avenue between Mentor and Wilson Avenues.The “Village” gives both locals and out-of-towners the opportunity to enjoy a diverse selection of restaurants, shops and services in a tree-lined neighborhood now marked with new street signs that make the district official and open for business.“I think it creates more a destination for both locals and tourists for the shopping, the great restaurants on these two blocks in Pasadena,” said High Low Vintage Owner and Green Street Village Board Member Carolyn Gray.Gray, whose vintage clothing business that has been at its location on the 1000 block of East Green Street for over five years, is a member of the Green Street Village Board a long with neighboring businesses Century Books and luxury clothing consigner Walker/Viden.According to Gray, the process to distinguish Green Street Village as a landmark district took well over a year to come to fruition.“We are creating a destination for eating, shopping and so many other things for tourists and locals,” said Gray.Green Street Village’s genesis didn’t arise from City government planners, but by business owners like Gray.“What happens in Pasadena is the people understand that it’s important to sort of respect heritage and historic consistency and that there’s real value, not just in residential neighborhoods, but in commercial districts as well to recognize the unique character and ambiance that some of our commercial districts have,” Mayor Terry Tornek said. “This is not a City Hall inspired piece work—this is something that came from the property owners and the merchants in this area.”Other business that helped make Green Street Village possible are excited about the future.“I am thrilled about Green Street Village because it’s a way to kind of market this really sweet section of town on Green Street. Everybody love Green Street in Pasadena, but this section is really, really special not just because of the historic significance—it’s just beautiful. This collection of businesses is really exciting,” said Managing Director of luxury consignment store Walker/Viden Jennie Walker.Steve Marosvolgyi, Owner of Century Books in the Green Street Village district, said he already sees the positive impact on his business.I think it’s a part of a revitalization of the whole neighborhood. All the neighbors in the area are discovering us,” said Marosvolgyi.“What’s cool about Pasadena is that we have these kind of magical little nodes across the city and it’s exciting as a council person to watch these kind of take their organic form. Now there’s a great sense of organic vibrancy that’s perfect for this city, perfect for this area and I wish them them the best of luck,” said District 7 Councilmember Andy Wilson.The newly designated district will host its first “Holiday on Green Street” event on Thursday, December 15th from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. The event will offer Free Dance Lessons, Illustrators, Holiday Stress Facials, Giveaways, Baskets, Live Music, Champagne, Dancers, Art, Wine Tasting and Special Discounts.Here’s a list of what is planned for the event:Dance Street will provide dancers who will give dance lessons on the patio of Madeline Garden and also perform throughout the evening inside merchant stores and outside on the sidewalk.1202 Salon and Spa with holiday stress facials and gift baskets in a pop up shop at Madeline Garden.Madeline Garden with a wine tasting and dance lessons from Dance Street on their patio from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.High Low Vintage with music from guitarist Peter Skrabak from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. plus champagne and treats plus dancers from Dance Street dressed in HLV attire performing on the sidewalk outside of the shop.Walker / Viden Luxury Consignment will have an art show with work from Alex Wu Kang and Gale Fulton Ross along with dancers from Dance Studio performing in clothing from their store, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., wine, hors d’oeuvres plus a special flash sale.Century Books with live jazz music by Krys Mach on saxophone from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and a special in-store event with giveaways. There will be an illustrator/caricaturist drawing at front of Century.The nights’ event will also serve to raise awareness for the Pasadena Humane Society and Friends in Deed pet food banks. Be sure to bring pet food, a treat or toy and receive something special.For more information, please visit the Green Street Village website at www.greenstreetvillagepasadena.com. Business News Green Street Village, Pasadena’s Newest Landmark District, Gets Festive for its First Christmas Story and Photography by BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 8:39 pm Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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