Three citizen-journalists among hostages executed by ISIS

first_img RSF_en January 8, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three citizen-journalists among hostages executed by ISIS March 12, 2021 Find out more SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria March 8, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has learned that at least three citizen-journalists were among the approximately 50 detainees that the Jihadi group called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) massacred on 6 January before withdrawing from the Qadi Asqar district of Aleppo.The three known citizen-journalists killed in the massacre were Maher Hasroumi, Amin Abu Ahmad and Sultan Al-Shami. Employed by Shada al Hurriya TV, they and two other colleagues, Abu Younes and Taim Shami were abducted when ISIS attacked the TV station on 26 December.Reporters Without Borders condemns the massacre with the utmost energy and is appalled by the way ISIS executed its own detainees as it withdrew in the face of an offensive launched against it by other rebel groups. Other detainees were freed.The massacre was confirmed by the citizen-journalist Milad Al-Shibahi, a newly-freed ISIS detainee, in a video posted on YouTube on 7 January. In the video, Shibahi describes the appalling conditions in which ISIS held its hostages.———————————————————————————————–08/01/2014Officials announce release of two Swedish journalistsMagnus Falkehed and Niclas Hammarström, two Swedish journalists who were kidnapped near the Lebanese border in Syria on 23 November, have been released, the Swedish government said today.“We are very relieved to learn that these two journalists have been released safe and sound,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We nonetheless continue to be concerned about the 16 other foreign journalists (four of them French) and the more than 30 Syrian citizen journalists who are still held in Syria.”Normally based in Paris, Falkehed works for many Swedish publications including the daily Dagens Nyheter and the magazine Sydsvenskan. Hammarström is a freelance photographer.According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, they are currently in Lebanon. No details about their abduction or release have so far been made public.An offensive by the Free Syrian Army and other rebel groups against ISIS, a Jihadi group linked to Al-Qaeda, has resulted in the recent release of other news providers, including Turkish photographer Bünyamin Aygün and Syrian citizen-journalists Ahmed Bremo and Milad Al-Shibahi. Help by sharing this information News Organisation Newscenter_img News Follow the news on Syria Receive email alerts SyriaMiddle East – North Africa February 3, 2021 Find out more Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law to go further News Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists last_img read more

We’re in for a sunny weekend!

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest By News Highland – April 23, 2021 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Temperatures are set to soar as high as 20 degrees in parts over the weekend.The good conditions are also expected to continue into the early part of next week:Met Eireann’s Head of Forecasting Evelyn Cusack says the best of the weather will be in the west:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/weatherweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Previous articleDonegal students have SUSI grant withdrawn midtermNext articleFAI wish Ruaidhri Higgins well with Derry City role News Highland WhatsApp We’re in for a sunny weekend! Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction last_img read more

Mason City police, school officials react to what’s being called a racist video posted by two teens

first_imgContact Person: Chief Jeff BrinkleyRe: Racist Social Media Post by MCPD Officer’s Family MemberAt approximately noon today, the Mason City Police Department was made aware of a socialmedia post that was made by an immediate family member of one of our officers. This post wasoffensive, racist, and done in poor taste. The Mason City Police Department does not supportthis action in any way and has worked diligently to build relationships in our community and toimprove the diversity of our organization.We have conferred with the Cerro Gordo County Attorney about this matter. At this time,MCPD believes the content of the post is protected by First Amendment free speech. Whileoffensive to nearly everyone who has seen it, First Amendment speech is limited only in time,place, and manner by law enforcement authorities. The Clear Lake Police Department has beenasked to further investigate to avoid a conflict of interest. Anyone with information about thisincident is asked to call CLPD at 641-357-2186.We have been in communication with the Mason City Community School District in theaftermath of this post. We are working with school officials to insure the ongoing safety ofstudents and staff at Mason City schools.For those in our community who are impacted by this post, we empathize with your anger anddisgust. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of social media and itspotential impact on them, their friends and classmates, and their community. We, as people, aremore alike than different, but sometimes need to take intentional steps to learn more about thosewho are different than us. My hope is that, in time, we can grow from this and be better andstronger than we are today*********FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 26, 2019CONTACT: Sue Deike, Community Relations and CommunicationsThe Mason City Community School District learned today of a social media post havingracial implications which was made outside of the school environment by two studentsenrolled in Mason City Community School District.Our highest priority is to ensure the ongoing safety of students and staff at Mason CitySchools and to be responsive to and supportive of all of our students’ needs. Weencourage parents to talk with your children about their use of social media and theimplications it can have on their family, friends, classmates and their community. Weare working with the Mason City Police Department in this matter and we ask foreveryone’s help in building positive relationships to help our community move forwardtogether. MASON CITY — The Mason City Police Department and Mason City Community School District have reacted to a racist video that was recently published on social media. The video of two white teens making the racist comments included a family member of a Mason City police officer. A statement released by Police Chief Jeff Brinkley says the department does not support the action in any way and they’ve worked diligently to build relationships in the community and to improve the diversity of the organization. Brinkley says they’ve conferred with the county attorney’s office about the matter. He says the department believes the content of the post is protected by free speech rights in the First Amendment, and adds while the content has been offensive to nearly everyone who has seen it, First Amendment speech is limited only in time, place and manner by law enforcement authorities. Brinkley says they’ve asked the Clear Lake Police Department to further investigate the matter to avoid any conflict of interest. The Mason City Community School District also released a statement, saying it’s their highest priority to ensure the ongoing safety of students and staff at the schools and to be responsive to and supportive of all the needs of students. They encourage parents to talk with children about their use of social media and the implications it can have on their family, friends, classmates and the community. Text of statements from the Mason City Police Department and Mason City Community School District:last_img read more