Five journalists arrested in a week

first_img February 22, 2021 Find out more News May 19, 2021 Find out more BangladeshAsia – Pacific RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage Receive email alerts November 4, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Five journalists arrested in a week Reporters Without Borders today deplored the arrest of five journalists of the privately-owned media in the course of a week, calling for the immediate release of one of them and for interior minister Altaf Hossain Chowdhury to say why three others were arrested. It also asked the ministry of education to explain why its officials attacked and briefly detained two television reporters.Moniruzzaman Monir, correspondent for the newspaper Dainik Jugantor in the south town of Nalchity, was arrested on 23 October after the brother of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami party leader Abu Bakr Siddique filed a complaint alleging violence and extortion. The paper had printed an article by Monir about corruption by the group’s local leader.Three journalists in the southern town of Agailjhara — Saiful Islam, of Dainik Jugantor, Omar Ali Sani, of Dainik Ittefaq, Babu, of the local daily Dainik Gono Jagaron, — were arrested on 30 October. They were officially accused of extortion but their arrest is thought to have been linked with recent articles in the national press about illegal tree-felling. A senior police officer is said to have concocted false evidence against them. They were freed on bail after journalists in the district capital, Barisal, pressed for their release.Two television journalists, Mujib Masud and Mamoon Abdullah, who work for a new programme called “Roving Eye,” broadcast by the privately-owned station Channel-1, were attacked and detained by officials at the education ministry building on 27 October. They were rescued by members of the Dhaka Reporters Unity journalists’ organisation.Helal Uddin, correspondent of the daily paper Bhorer Kagoj in the northwestern town of Sirajgang, was arrested on 21 October, but it was not clear if the arrest was related to his work. He was picked up by the army, which is conducting a nationwide drive against crime and political violence. He appeared in court on 28 October, but was refused bail. The next hearing of the case was set for 9 November. Follow the news on Bangladesh Organisation Newscenter_img February 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists News Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention RSF_en News BangladeshAsia – Pacific to go furtherlast_img read more

La Oficina de Defensa y Reforma de PA, la Oficina del Fiscal General de PA se unen para presentar la red informada sobre el trauma de PA

first_imgLa Oficina de Defensa y Reforma de PA, la Oficina del Fiscal General de PA se unen para presentar la red informada sobre el trauma de PA SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 03, 2020center_img Español,  Press Release Como complemento del Plan de PA informado sobre el trauma que la Oficina del Gobernador Tom Wolf dio a conocer la semana pasada para guiar a la comunidad y a los proveedores de servicios en todo el estado sobre lo que significa estar informado sobre el trauma y centrarse en la sanación en Pennsylvania, la Oficina de Defensa y Reforma (OAR, por sus siglas en inglés) y la Oficina del Fiscal General de Pennsylvania han trabajado con más de una docena de ACE e iniciativas sobre el trauma basadas en la comunidad para presentar la “Red Informada sobre el Trauma de Pennsylvania” en la Plataforma de Conexión de ACE.“Hubo un claro énfasis en el desarrollo del apoyo a nivel comunitario y del empoderamiento de las personas a nivel local entre los miembros del grupo de expertos de Pennsylvania informado sobre el trauma que reflejaban mis experiencias con el exitoso trabajo contra la pobreza a lo largo de los años”, dijo Dan Jurman, Director Ejecutivo de la OAR. “Cuando vimos en qué había estado trabajando la oficina del Procurador General, de más está decir que quisimos apoyar ese gran trabajo”.La Red es una de las recomendaciones en el plan Pennsylvania informado sobre el trauma para conectar diversas ACE y coaliciones y movimientos informados sobre el trauma en condados y comunidades en todo Pennsylvania, al igual que organizaciones e individuos interesados en su desarrollo.La Red ayudará a conectar todas las coaliciones existentes y futuras informadas sobre el trauma de Pennsylvania al compartir las mejores prácticas y las lecciones aprendidas, y los recursos para ayudar a las personas a sanar y prevenir el trauma. El trabajo en esta iniciativa comenzó en 2017 con la Oficina del Fiscal General bajo el liderazgo del Fiscal General Josh Shapiro con la asistencia de Robert Reed, Fiscal General Adjunto del Ejecutivo a cargo de Iniciativas Especiales, y fue reforzado por el Grupo de expertos de Pennsylvania informado sobre el trauma y la Oficina de Defensa y Reforma (OAR) este verano.“Esta red servirá como una herramienta invaluable para reforzar las actuales coaliciones informadas sobre el trauma y crear otras nuevas con una representación más completa de todas las partes cruciales para lograr el éxito, que incluyen la educación, la salud, los servicios humanos, las fuerzas del orden público y la justicia penal, entre otros”, dijo Reed.Los condados/ las localidades actuales cuyas ACE e iniciativas sobre el trauma se han vinculado a la página de la Red de Pennsylvania informado sobre el trauma incluyen:ChesterDelawareErieCrawfordCumberland, Franklin y Perry (South Central PA)LancasterLehigh, Northampton y Carbon (Lehigh Valley)Condado de Montgomery (Pottstown)PhiladelphiaLas personas u organizaciones interesadas en aprender más o desarrollar su propia iniciativa para conectarse a la red deben ir a read more

Students react to government shutdown

first_imgIt might be too early to tell what significant impacts this week’s government shutdown will have on the country, but students and faculty at USC have already been affected.David Brown, associate senior vice president of the USC Office of Federal Relations, said that though USC has experienced only minimal effects in the last few days, there are three areas that receive federal funding that could be impacted: research, education and healthcare.Receiving future federal grants for research in departments such as energy or security could become more difficult, Brown said. Research grants that projects have received will continue to be funded, but new grant opportunities have been halted.In addition, federal student aid for the spring semester and beyond could be altered. According to the U.S. Department of Education, most of the grants and aid have already been extended for the 2013 semester.In Washington, the conflict largely came about because of partisan disagreement on the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as “Obamacare.” Republicans and Democrats at USC also have different takes on the shutdown.Giuseppe Robalino, director of political affairs and strategy for the USC College Republicans, sees the university as already being adequately prepared financially due to its large endowment.“I think [USC is] very prepared to step in for the federal government if the students are having trouble with loans,” he said.Brown also said that reimbursements for Medicare and Medicaid patients could be affected by the shutdown. Though the university will still receive funds for medical education training, its medical center’s ability to reimburse some patients will be hindered.If the shutdown lasts more than two to three weeks, it will have an impact on research funds and student aid, according to Brown. The change in cash flow from the federal government will inhibit competition for new research opportunities.“It’s intensely problematic for universities like USC, especially as it applies to our research enterprise and our students, and I hope the Republicans and Democrats in the House and the Senate can come to an agreement to fund the government in 2013,” Brown said.Though USC is safe from dependencies such as research grants from the federal government, President of the USC College Democrats Catherine Shieh said the university will still be impacted.“The federal court is no longer functioning the way it used to,” Shieh said.Individual students have also been impacted in various ways. Some who work for the federal government might not be able to go to work.Karla Robinson, a senior majoring in print and digital journalism, agreed that the shutdown will take a toll on government jobs.“They’re saying it could last weeks, and I just don’t think that’s realistic for people who have to work weeks without getting any pay,” Robinson said.Robinson herself was affected by the shutdown in a different way. She had planned to go to Sequoia National Park with SC Outfitters, but her trip was cancelled after the national parks closed down.“I made plans with friends and was going to loan someone my car and I got my work cleared so I could leave early,” she said of her former plans.Robinson also said the closure of national parks affected one of her professors.“My photography teacher has contracts with the national parks to take pictures,” she said. “So for his job specifically, it’s been mayhem because all the parks are closing and he has deadlines to get these pictures in for certain publications.”In the meantime, USC and the Office of Federal Relations will monitor the issue and work with members of the California congressional delegation to resolve the issue.“I was a little disheartened, and it finally started to sink in, how deeply divided we are,” Robalino said. “These are issues that they’ve had with Obamacare for weeks, months and years now. It’s something that could have been resolved.”Shieh was also disappointed with the government’s lack of accountability.“They are not doing the skeleton of the responsibilities either,” she said. “These people should essentially be publicly shamed for the way that this is happening.”Shieh recommended that USC students speak up and call their home Congress members, saying that something must be done.“It is from a public uproar that these leaders will be reactionary,” she said. Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more