Kurdish regional government criticised for banning reporters from visiting PKK bases

first_img December 28, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today urged the Kurdish regional government in northern Iraq to lift a ban on journalists visiting the bases of the Turkish armed separatist group, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). It also called for the release of a correspondent of the satellite TV station Kolsat who was arrested yesterday in Mosul, 80 km west of Erbil, the regional capital.“Kurdistan is one of few regions in Iraq where local and foreign journalists can move about freely without constant risk to their lives,” the press freedom organisation said. “This ban is a serious violation of their ability to report on the clashes in Iraq between the PKK’s fighters and the Turkish army. The regional government in Erbil and the national government in Baghdad must stop blaming journalists for crises.”The Kurdish regional government yesterday banned journalists from going to meet PKK combatants who have found refuge in the Qandil mountains on the border between Iraq and Turkey. Kurdistan Regional Government spokesman Jamal Abdullah said “media reports have led to an acceleration of the crisis with Turkey.” The Iraqi Journalistic Freedoms Observatory said several journalists were arrested near the Turkish border as a result of the regional government’s decision.In a separate development, Fayçal Ghazala, the correspondent of the satellite TV station Kolsat, was arrested yesterday at his home near Mosul by Kurdish security forces and could face charges of “terrorist activity.” He is reportedly being held in the Dohuk police station.The Iraqi news agency Aswat Al-Iraq meanwhile reported that the editor of the weekly Al-Fayçal, Mohammed Mazhar Al-Shaheen Al-Shumari, was freed on 17 November. He was arrested by the US military in October in Tikrit (180 km north of Baghdad) for reasons that are still unknown. IraqMiddle East – North Africa Organisation November 20, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kurdish regional government criticised for banning reporters from visiting PKK bases Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Help by sharing this information News to go further Receive email alertscenter_img IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Follow the news on Iraq RSF_en December 16, 2020 Find out more News News News February 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Cllr Canning says cross-border proposals will shut rural schools

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Cllr Canning says cross-border proposals will shut rural schools Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – April 2, 2012 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleChildren in border areas may get school choiceNext articleDerry Councillor condemns weekend arson attacks in Galliagh area News Highland Donegal County Cllr Paul Canning says this is simply another cost cutting measure by the Irish government.He says if the Education Minister goes ahead with this proposal then it will result in the closure of every rural school along the border in Donegal.Cllr Canning says it will result in people from towns like Lifford and Carrigans going to schools across the border….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/pcann.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Google+ News Pinterest Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: WHS Food Drive is Dec. 3-10

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015:Wednesday-ThursdayNo school activities placed on schedule.Friday •National Honor Society winter formal.Saturday•Wrestling at El Dorado, 9 a.m.•JV wrestling at Winfield, 9 a.m.•Crusader Carol at 6:30 p.m.Today’s Lunch —  Taco Burger with Bun, Romaine and Tomato, Refried Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Tortilla Chips with Salsa and MilkWednesday’s Lunch — Italian Pasta Bake, Green Pepper Strips, Steamed Carrots, Mixed Fruit, Brownie, Hot Roll and MilkToday’s News: *Juniors: There will be a prom meeting tomorrow after school in Ms. Fords room.*The WHS food drive will be December 3rd through 10th. Please bring non-perishable food items to Mrs. Defore’s room, Rom 208. Please bring your items starting tomorrow to help the less fortunate eat this winter.*Dancing with the Teachers will be on December 12th at 5 p.m. in the auditorium.*Crusaders of the Stage present World War II Radio Christmas. You can see the Live Radio Play on December 10 at 7 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. Admission is $2 or you can bring 2 non perishable canned goods.*The 5th our Crusader Way class is asking for your help to make children (ages 0-6) feel safe when they sleep. They are taking donations of children’s books, small toys, blankets, pillow cases and pillows. You can put your donations in a box in the commons until December 7th.*Attention students interested in joining Winter Color Guard: Your paperwork needs to be turned in to Ms. Vaughn this week in order to participate in tryouts next week.*Crusader Creators will NOT meet this week.*Students that are interested in working the Wellington Wrestling Tournament on Dec. 12th…please see Mr. Buchanan.  Students will get paid for working.*Its’ not too late to sign up to go on the 2017 Spain Trip. Sign up soon to receive a $200 discount! If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Groom.* Reminder, the next Work Ethic Meeting is today at 11:30 in room 107*Attention Wellington High students! Do you enjoy photography?  Are you a great photographer?  A photography contest is taking place now!  The subject of your photographs can be anything that screams Wellington. Photos must be taken by you this semester.  File size must be at least 16 x 20 inches and cannot be taken with a camera phone. Only 3 entries per person.  Winners photos will be printed and used to decorate USD 353 central offices.  Deadline is Dec 20!  There will be cash prizes! Please submit digital files to Mrs. Groom.*NHS is hosting the winter formal dance on December 4- 8:30 pm to 11pm. Admission is $5 , or you can bring 5 non perishable items. There be a concession stand available.Fun Fact of the Day:Norwegian scientists have hypothesized that Rudolph’s red nose is probably the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system.Follow us on Twitter.e Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more