Court ruling poses threat to online free expression

first_img to go further January 16, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court ruling poses threat to online free expression August 12, 2020 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Jordan News Help by sharing this information JordanMiddle East – North Africa Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Receive email alerts RSF_en center_img Reporters Without Borders is concerned about a ruling by Jordan’s highest appeal court, published on 13 January, that news websites and electronic media are subject to the country’s press and publications law. Media and communications minister Nabil Al-Sharif told the Jordan Times that the court’s decision was reached independently and should therefore be applied.The ruling poses a real threat to online free expression in Jordan, where the traditional media usually toe the government line. With the authorities determined to rein in online news and information, there is a danger that Internet users will follow the example set by print media journalists and censor themselves out of fear of sanctions. The court’s ruling comes just days after the media and communications minister brought a defamation suit against Abdul Hadi Raji Al-Majali, the editor of the website, over a series of articles about alleged illicit enrichment by members of his family and a lack of transparency in the way his elder brother’s companies hired employees.The articles also accused the minister of not having the degrees mentioned in his curriculum vitae and one of the articles, published on 8 May, was written in Egyptian dialect in an allusion to the minister’s Egyptian origin. Majali also works as a journalist for the daily Al-Rai, the country’s leading pro-government newspaper.“It is incredible that the media and communications minister is suing a journalist in a country that claims to be democratic,” Majali told Reporters Without Borders. “This case is disturbing. In two weeks the Union of Journalists is going to decide whether or not to expel me and everyone knows that the union takes its orders from the government.” Jordan bans coverage of teachers’ protests News Two Jordanian TV journalists arrested after broadcasting criticism of lockdown JordanMiddle East – North Africa April 14, 2020 Find out more News June 15, 2020 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Reps. Judy Chu and Grace Napolitano Culminate Annual Domestic Violence Campaign

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Subscribe Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Government Reps. Judy Chu and Grace Napolitano Culminate Annual Domestic Violence Campaign Event Features Testimony from a Domestic Violence Survivor and Concluded Month-long Collection Drive Published on Thursday, November 6, 2014 | 11:44 am 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 Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. HerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Things You Should Never Share With Other PeopleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Congresswomen Judy Chu (CA-27) and Grace Napolitano (CA-32) hosted a press conference today to conclude the Annual Domestic Violence Campaign. Reps. Chu and Napolitano released the following statements:“For the past 11 years, the domestic violence collection drive has been an opportunity for the San Gabriel Valley to provide physical and emotional support to hundreds of victims. Thanks to the tremendous support from the community, this year’s drive has been our most successful yet, bringing in a record 160 bags of donations and counting.,” said Rep. Chu. “But although Domestic Violence Awareness Month is ending, our efforts will not. I am committed to working in Washington and here at home to making support for victims of domestic violence a national priority.”“The record number of donations collected and critical awareness raised makes this year’s Domestic Violence Campaign a great success,” said Rep. Napolitano. “As we seek to end domestic violence, we express our gratitude to all of the area shelters who continue to deliver much needed care to victims and their families. The compassion and generosity of our San Gabriel Valley community goes a long way in letting those suffering know we support and care for them. Thank you to all who participated in this year’s collection drive and for standing with survivors of domestic violence in our region and across the nation.”The Annual Domestic Violence Campaign, started on October 1st in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, was a month-long collection drive to benefit survivors of domestic violence. As part of the campaign, members of the community were encouraged to donate gently used women’s and children’s clothing, household cleaning products, toiletries, and school supplies to go to benefit domestic violence survivors served by shelters throughout Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. The Drive also included a Day of Pampering for women from shelters which included free skin care products, flowers, and hair and nail services.This year’s partners included: Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center, Alhambra Beauty College, Verizon Wireless, Gingi Skincare, Inc., American Artists Research Institute, Glendora Florist, Paulette Hastings, the City of San Gabriel, Wells Fargo and the San Gabriel Valley District of Women’s Clubs, City of Alhambra, Arcadia Women’s Club, the City of Monrovia, City of Monterey Park, City of Rosemead, City of San Marino, City of Sierra Madre, City of South Pasadena, City of Upland and the Quality of Life Center Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Council launches new promotion video which is already going viral

first_imgDonegal County Council officially launched a new online video today as part of a campaign to promote the county as a great place to live, work and do business.The video, which was posted online last week, has already had 11,000 views world wide.Council chairman Ciaran Brogan has been explaining more about the campaign………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Council launches new promotion video which is already going viral Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Twitter Homepage BannerNews Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”][/youtube] Google+ Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – September 28, 2015 Previous articleIrish Water confirms a €73 million investment programme for DonegalNext articleLetterkenny named Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2015 News Highland WhatsApplast_img read more