“If you kill an elephant you may go to prison, but you might not if you kill a journalist”

first_img Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today launched an ad campaign in some 60 African newspapers to draw attention to the many murders of journalists in Africa that go unpunished. The launch comes on the seventh anniversary of Norbert Zongo’s murder in Burkina Faso and a few days before the first anniversary of Deyda Hydara’s murder in Gambia.Produced in French and English, the advertisement is being distributed by Presse et Démocratie, a press freedom network created in 2000 in the French-speaking countries of Africa by media and journalism watchdogs, journalists’ associations and news media.The ad says: “In some African countries, if you kill an elephant you may go to prison. If you kill a journalist, you might not.” It goes on to stress that those who killed Zongo in 1998 in Burkina Faso and Hydara last year in Gambia are still at large.There are strong grounds for suspecting persons close to the government in both murders. But witnesses who could expose Zongo’s killers are refusing to talk, while the official police investigation into Hydara’s death has limited itself to considering absurd theories and has produced no results.Zongo was the editor of an independent weekly, L’Indépendant. His badly-burned body was found inside the wreck of his car on 13 December 1998. Prior to his murder he had been investigating the circumstances of the death of David Ouédraogo, the personal chauffeur of François Compaoré, President Blaise Compaoré’s brother. Ouédraogo was tortured to death by members of Presidential Security Regiment (RSP).Hydara was the co-editor of The Point and Banjul correspondent for Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Reporters Without Borders. He was shot dead at the wheel of his car on the night of 16 December 2004 after receiving death threats from the intelligence services, which had him under physical surveillance just a few minutes before he was shot. Follow the news on Burkina Faso Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso December 12, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “If you kill an elephant you may go to prison, but you might not if you kill a journalist” May 5, 2021 Find out more Related documents Download the campaignPDF – 597.27 KB News Help by sharing this information Burkina FasoAfrica April 27, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more News to go further RSF_en Burkina FasoAfrica French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali Organisation News Time is pressing, 20 years after Burkinabe journalist’s murder Newslast_img read more

BLANKET BONDS: Fathers make memories with daughters

first_img Gallery: Best of the best The Troy Country Club played host to the 2018 AISA State Golf Tournament on Monday morning. Monday’s round was the… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Evelyn Williams chose the dress she wanted to wear on her Saturday morning date with her dad. She wanted to be dressed just like Cinderella.To Foz Williams, his three-year-old daughter is a little princess any day of the week.Foz and Evelyn were among the dads and daughters who participated in “Cover Me Daddy,” a “Daughters Lives Matter” event at the Troy Recreation Center Saturday. Published 4:00 am Tuesday, April 24, 2018 By Jaine Treadwell He was there to support her in the contest but he was enjoying the extra time they had together.“I’m glad I’m here with her, for her,” he said.Meredith said she was glad the two of them had time together.Walter Holly, laughingly, said he was at “Daughters Lives Matter” because it was too windy to go fishing.But he quickly admitted that he realizes how important dads can be in the lives of their daughters. Spending quality time together is a good way to strengthen those relationships.Troy Mayor Jason A. Reeves said the emphasis that is placed on families couldn’t be downplayed.“Many of the issues that we face today could be solved in the family unit,” he said. “Many answers for today’s problems could be found in their parent/child relationships. I applaud each dad who took the time to share this time with his daughter. As dads, what you are doing today is extremely important.”Reeves said parenting should not be left up to schools, churches, and government organizations.“They can’t do it all and these are not the places to do it all,” he said. “Today was a great day for dads and their daughters. I thank all of those who made it possible.”Tamara Williams, who spearheaded the event, said Daughters Lives Matter is a nationwide campaign to increase the number of healthy father and daughter relationships as it relates to three key principles: Education Attainment, Victimization Prevention and Poverty Avoidance.“Cover Me Daddy was our theme for 2018,” Williams said. “We may have a different theme next year and we want people to remember the campaign.  We thank everyone who had a part in the success of our dads and daughters day, especially the dads who took the time to make it special for their daughters.” Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration 123PrevNextStartStop Print Articlecenter_img Book Nook to reopen “There is no true replacement for an active father,” Hicks said. “What you are doing today is wonderful. You could be doing other things on a Saturday morning but you are spending time with your daughters. Time is precious. In the blink of an eye, your daughters will be out the door.”Ronda Smith was attending with her daughter, Aayanna Boncam.“There’s no way to take a father’s place,” Smith said. “You can’t make up for that but you can strengthen the relationship that you have with her. That’s why I’m here.”Larry and Meredith Holcomb were in attendance primarily because Meredith was a finalist in the poetry contest. “I’m here for, her,” Williams said, smiling at little Evelyn. “It’s an opportunity for us to do something special together. Something she will remember. It’s a chance for us to bond.”Bonding is a word that is tossed around often. However, the importance of that one word can’t be minimized said Dr. Lee Hicks, superintendent of Troy City Schools,Speaking directly to the dads, Hicks said, as the father of a daughter, he knows the importance of a father/daughter relationship, “it’s priceless.”He encouraged the dads to be active participants in the lives of their daughters. 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Extinction Rebellion holds parody of University Encaenia ceremony

first_imgEncaenia is the ceremony at which the University of Oxfordawards honorary degrees to distinguished men and women and celebrates itsbenefactors. Demonstrators took part in a parody of the event, entitled ‘Insania’,walking from Radcliffe Square to Broad Street. The activists’ own procession mimicked the award ceremony,by featuring awards for David Attenborough and climate change activist GretaThunberg. Extinction Rebellion spokeswoman, Hazel Dawe, said: “The Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford has told students that ‘Divestment will not have any tangible impact against climate change; it’s better to focus on research and green campus initiatives. This is muddled thinking and ignores the fact that the university’s international reputation requires it to show leadership and divest from fossil fuels.” At the ceremony, eight people were awarded honorary degrees,including Professor Sir Simon Wessely, of the Royal Society of Medicine, andYo-Yo Ma, a world-renowned cellist.center_img Last week, on a day reserved for the prestigious Encaenia ceremony, Extinction Rebellion took to the streets of Oxford to raise awareness of climate change. Oxford University has been contacted for comment. Before the walk began, activists crowded Catte Street, along which the academics walked to the ceremony, chanting “shame, shame, shame on you.”last_img read more