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first_img EthiopiaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Armed conflictsImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Reuters cameraman Kumerra Gemechu’s detention without charge in an increasingly fraught climate for journalists in Ethiopia. A Reuters journalist for the past decade, Kumerra was arrested on 24 December in the capital, Addis Ababa, and was formally placed in custody the next day. About ten policemen arrested Kumerra Gemechu at his home, seizing his laptop and several USB sticks, according to his family, who witnessed his arrest. Reuters said the police gave no reason for his arrest and no lawyer was present at the next day’s brief hearing, when a judge ordered him held for a further 14 days to give the police time to investigate.“After freeing the journalists who were in prison when Abiy Ahmed became prime minister in 2018, the Ethiopian authorities are now going into reverse,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “If the current Ethiopian turmoil is used to arrests journalists arbitrarily, all the press freedom progress of the past two years will have just been a vain and ephemeral parenthesis. This journalist, who was arrested for unclear reasons, must be released, along with the journalists who have been held for several weeks.”RSF contacted attorney general Gedion Timothewos but, at the time of writing, he had not responded to our request for an explanation.Journalism is again a dangerous profession in Ethiopia. Torn by ethnic clashes and by open warfare in the northern Tigray region, where the local government no longer recognizes the federal government, Ethiopia is prey to armed clashes and massacres more typical of a civil war, and the situation of journalists has declined dramatically in the past few weeks as a result of the turmoil.Covering the fighting in Tigray has been virtually impossible because of bans on access and cuts in communications networks. As well as being deprived of information, journalists have also been deprived of their freedom. RSF has registered seven arbitrary arrests of journalists in connection with these events since the start of the hostilities two months ago.Some of these reporters have since been released but two Ethiopian Press Agency journalists – Haftu Gebreegziabher and Tsegaye Hadush – and the Oromia Media Network’s Udi Mussa have been held for the past six weeks.Ethiopia is ranked 99th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. A photograph from the family album shows Reuters cameraman Kumerra Gemechu in this picture released on December 27, 2020. Via Reuters. News to go further May 21, 2021 Find out more News May 18, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Follow the news on Ethiopiacenter_img Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation News Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia Organisation February 10, 2021 Find out more RSF_en December 28, 2020 Reuters cameraman held without charge in Addis Ababa News EthiopiaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Armed conflictsImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expression last_img read more


first_imgThe new PBS series “Blank on Blank” has done an excellent job of turning audio clips into vibrant animated video featurettes. We recently shared a previous installment of their series, highlighting an interview with Bob Dylan in 1962. The latest showcases American legend Leonard Cohen, with a poetry reading from 1974.Cohen reads his surreal poem “Two Went To Sleep” in the interview, at the request of interviewer Kathleen Kendal. The poem is from Cohen’s first poetry book, published in 1956, and Cohen reads the work in his tranquil voice. He also recalls the origins of 1967 song “Sisters Of Mercy” in the interview, a classic from his repertoire.Watch the new episode of “Blank on Blank,” streaming below.last_img read more


first_img Loading… So far the PFA’s position is that pay cuts are not needed because of the chance of the leagues will recommence. Taylor stated: “There is no need to make a cut if the season is completed.” Premier League fixtures are currently suspended until April 30 due to the coronavirus crisis ( Read Also: Liverpool join Man Utd, Real Madrid to fight for Osimhen However, this stance is contentious and even some club chiefs have criticised it. Taylor is set to meet with the ELF and Premier League on Wednesday for a final showdown in discussions amid the coronavirus pandemic. It is reported that Championship sides have already made a £5million loss because of the current climate, while many club directors are ‘desperate’ for guidance from the EFL with regard to wage deferrals and cuts FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love Anywayscenter_img PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor has vowed to block plans to cut Premier League players’ wages as the debate over the coronavirus crisis rumbles on. And the former Bolton and Birmingham winger also said that the union will want to know the financial position of a club before it offers them a deferral, meaning that clubs will only be offered monetary relief based on their own merits and it won’t be a one-size-fits-all scenario. PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor has vowed to block plans to cut player wages A majority of clubs in the EFL are looking to defer wage payments owing to the current coronavirus pandemic but Taylor is concerned some may use the current climate to cash in. He told the Daily Mail : “We don’t just want anyone taking advantage of this crisis to suit their own ends. A request for deferral of wages has to be realistic and meaningful and needs due diligence. Players have their own welfare to think about.” The report goes on to state that there are at least three known clubs who have requested that players take a cut in salary as to ensure staff members are protected, only to be told by the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) they are unable to agree without the consent of the trade union. Taylor continued: “Inevitably clubs are putting it to players — the captain or the PFA delegate. But we are encouraging players not to accept that. “One group (accepting a deferral or cut) makes players at other clubs feel uncomfortable. We would rather do it with everyone, including us, involved.”last_img read more


first_imgJoseph E. Dickey, 77, of Greendale, Indiana, passed away March 16, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born June 26, 1940 in Lebanon, IN, son of the late Chester E. Dickey and A. Helen Williams Dickey. Joe was a graduate of Lebanon High School in Lebanon, Indiana.He worked as a Design Engineer for the Reliance Electric Plants located in Columbus, Indiana for 24 years. Locally he worked for Applied Industrial Technologies, Florence, Kentucky, and retired from Cook Enterprises, Erlanger, Kentucky.Joe belonged to the First Presbyterian Church of Aurora, where he served as both an elder and a deacon. While serving as an elder, he was Building and Grounds Chairman for the Session. Joe also enjoyed singing tenor in the church choir. He attended Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana (formerly Rose Polytechnic Institute), where he sang in the school choir. He was a member of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) and Vintage Airplane Division where he served on the board of directors. He enjoyed classic cars and classic planes. Joe was a pilot and owned a 1946 Aeronca Champion. He was an avid reader and served as treasurer for the Friends of the Library at the Lawrenceburg Public Library. In his younger days he enjoyed building models. Joe was an animal lover, he loved dogs and cats, especially his dogs, MacDouglas (Westie) and Jacques ( Bichon Frise).Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Julia Edwards Dickey of Greendale, IN; son, John E. Dickey of Columbus, IN.He was preceded in death by parents, and son, Joseph E. Dickey, Jr.Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 12:30-1:30 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 215 Fourth Street, Aurora, IN 47001.Memorial Services will be at 1:30 pm, immediately following visitation.Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church and the Friends of the Lawrenceburg Public Library. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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