Reporters Without Borders helps families of two detained journalists

first_img RSF_en News Baudelaire Mieu, the Reporters Without Borders correspondent in Côte d’Ivoire, handed over a grant of 800 euros on 18 February to the families of two detained journalists to help cover their basic needs while their breadwinners are in prison.The two journalists are Sanogo Aboubakar (aka Abou Sanogo) and Kangbé Yayoro Charles Lopez (aka Gnahoré Charly), who work for Télévision Notre Patrie (TVNP), a pirate TV station in the north of the country that supports the former rebels of the New Forces. They were arrested on arrival in Abidjan on 28 January and are now in Abidjan’s main prison. (Soir Info) Receive email alerts October 16, 2020 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Côte d’IvoireAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more (L’Intelligent d’Abidjan)______________________________________31-01-2011- Two reporters for northern TV station arrested as “rebels” on arrival in AbidjanReporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of two journalists employed by Télévision Notre Patrie (TVNP) – a pirate TV station based in the northern city of Bouaké that supports the former rebel New Force – who were arrested on their arrival in Abidjan on 28 January.The two journalists – Sanogo Aboubakar, aka Abou Sanogo, and Kangbé Yayoro Charles Lopez, aka Gnahoré Charly – had wanted to do a series of reports at the Golf Hotel, where presidential contender Alassane Ouattara is holed up. Accused of being rebels, they are being held at the gendarmerie’s criminal investigation department in the Abidjan district of Plateau.Reporters Without Borders condemns the false accusations being made against them. They did not go to Abidjan not for the purpose of criminal activity. They went as journalists representing a TV station that happens to be siding with Ouattara in his dispute over the result of last November’s presidential election with the incumbent, Laurent Gbagbo.The press freedom organization also deplores the way that state-owned Radio-Télévision Ivoirienne and the pro-Gbagbo print media have been portraying the two journalists as rebels who had come to Abidjan to participate in an armed attack.Sanogo and Charly left Bouaké for Abidjan at about 3 p.m. on 28 January aboard a flight operated by the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI). They were arrested on their arrival at the Abidjan air base by members of the Defence and Security Forces (FDS).Two months after a dispute over the result of the second round of the presidential election on 28 November triggered a still unresolved political crisis, there has been little improvement in the situation for either Ivorian or foreign journalists. Local reporters say they are being harassed by both sides.Tiburce Koffi, a contributor to Le Nouveau Réveil, a newspaper that supports former President Henri Konan Bédié, and Venance Konan, a correspondent of Afrique Magazine, both recently fled Côte d’Ivoire claiming they had been threatened by Gbagbo supporters.At the same time, Silué Kanigui, who is said to have been a correspondent in the northern town of Korhogo for the pro-Gbagbo daily Notre Voie, claims that he had to flee to Abidjan for safety reasons.Referring to Kanigui, Notre Voie editor César Etou told Reporters Without Borders: “He is not the only one in this situation. All the journalists in the north who were not members of the [pro-Ouattara] RHDP have been forced to flee.” Etou is on the list of people targeted for sanctions by the European Union. to go further Reports Côte d’IvoireAfrica October 29, 2020 Find out more RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections February 24, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders helps families of two detained journalists Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire News Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Organisation last_img read more

Catskill Chill Announces VIP Packages With Pool Access, Private Shows, And More

first_imgCatskill Chill 2016 Lineup: Mike Gordon, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Greensky Bluegrass, Electron, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, Break Science Live Band and Duo Sets, Dopapod, Goldfish, Perpetual Groove, Deep Banana Blackout, Rob Garza DJ Set, Turkuaz, Kung Fu, The Werks, Cabinet, Particle, Zach Deputy, Ryan Montbleau, Orgone, The Nth Power, The Main Squeeze, Pink Talking Fish, Tauk, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Space Jesus, Roosevelt Collier’s NY Get Down, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, The Heavy Pets Tribute to the ‘80s, Gibbz, Jen Durkin & The Business, G-Nome Project, Big Something, Scott Pemberton, Elise Testone’s Zeppelin Tribute, The Magic Beans, Danny Mayer Trio, Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan, The Indobox, Lespecial Primus Tribute, The Primate Fiasco, Hayley Jane and The Primates, The Jauntee, West End Blend, Shwizz, Fikus, ShwiKus, Out of the Beardspace, Turbine plays Radio Dead, Mister F, Strange Machines, Broccoli Samurai, Relative Souls, The Breakneck Boys, Formula 5, Youth Posse, Animal ReportersFor more information, visit Catskill Chill’s website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages (@CatskillChill | #Chillfam) The seventh annual Catskill Chill Music Festival, set to take place September 23rd-25th at their new home New Minglewood in Lakewood, PA, has announced the details of their VIP packages, which go on sale tomorrow, July 13th at 1pm EST. The 2016 VIP package includes all the amenities that were available last year, in addition to exclusive use of an indoor/outdoor VIP and Artist swimming pool/jacuzzi and intimate VIP BBQ sets with private performances by Eric Krasno Band and Michelangelo’s Sunday Sauce featuring Nick Cassarino, Roosevelt Collier, Steve Molitz, Nate Edgar, and Michelangelo Carubba. The VIP package also includes access to the onsite pre-party on Thursday, September 22nd, featuring two sets of Twiddle and several other performers. Check out all the specifics of the 2016 VIP Package below:Exclusive Viewing Area at the Main Stage, featuring Private VIP cash bar with discounted beveragesExclusive Main Stage Chill Tent with seating options and complimentary snacks, located adjacent to the VIP Main Stage Viewing AreaPrivate VIP daytime BBQ on Saturday, September 24th, with a performance by Eric Krasno BandPrivate VIP daytime BBQ on Sunday September 25th with a performance by Michelangelo’s Sunday Sauce featuring Nick Cassarino, Roosevelt Collier, Steve Molitz, Nate Edgar and Michelangelo CarubbaExclusive use of indoor/outdoor VIP/Artist swimming pools and Jacuzzi from 10 AM to 4 PM Friday-SundayThursday Pre-Party Included, featuring two sets of TwiddleVIP Lounge Cabin, conveniently located near VIP camping and the Main Stage, featuring an air-conditioned lounge space. This is the perfect place for VIP’s to sit back and Chill!VIP only bathrooms with showers, located within the VIP Lounge CabinVIP Parking in the nearest lot to the Main Stage, adjacent to the VIP Camping areaClose to Car VIP Camping, adjacent to the Main StageSwift VIP Festival EntranceGolf cart move in/move out escort service to whisk you and your gear to your campsite or cabin upon arrival on Thursday (1:00 PM to Midnight) and Friday (9:00 AM to Midnight), and for your departure on Monday (8:00 AM to 1:00 PM)2016 Catskill Chill Commemorative T-Shirt2016 Catskill Chill Commemorative Poster2016 Catskill Chill Commemorative VIP LaminateOne of the defining characteristics of Catskill Chill is its unique setting. Hosted at New Minglewood, a private summer camp in Lakewood, PA, the venue has cabins for rent, paved pathways throughout, a beautiful lakefront, covered stage facilities, free parking, and free camping. Additional highlights of New Minglewood include indoor movie theaters, indoor and outdoor spaces for yoga, art, and wellness workshops, an easy-to-traverse campus, and “closer than ever” parking. While the “B Stage” and Club Chill will remain covered venues, this will mark the first year that the Chill will present an outdoor main stage for attendees to enjoy music in the open air, under the stars. The festival also offers a farmer’s market, craft and food vendors, a communal bonfire nightly, and an open mic.GA tickets are currently available at the festival’s website. VIP upgrages go onsale tomorrow at 1pm EST.Check out the full lineup below:last_img read more

Spanish mission-style Brisbane stunner has strong pedigree

first_imgNot a bad spot to send off a few emails.There are leadlight windows, french doors, and ornate hand cut crystal chandeliers.The kitchen overlooks the casual dining and living room. This area leads to a north facing veranda which overlooks the swimming pool and yard with a pergola.The solid brick cavity home has an internal laundry, there is split-system airconditioning and solar hot water and electricity.The freestanding office has a full set of professional architect’s plan drawers, built-in filing cabinets and storage. MORE: Road testing a Brisbane mansion The home has hardwood timber floors.“We have fond memories of Christmas time at Highgate,” he said. “Every year, as a family, we would choose a full-size pine tree and spend the day decorating it.”“The additions Mum and Dad made only added to the wonderland experience of living at Highgate.” The home on prestigious Adelaide Street East has formal and informal living spaces, hardwood timber floors and a working fireplace. Australia’s first homebuyer hotspot revealed The biggest home sales of 2018/19 The home goes to auction at 1pm on July 6.A classic Richard Gailey-designed Spanish mission-style home has been listed for sale for the first time in almost 40 years.Known as Highgate, the home which sits on 1712sq m of land in the heart of blue chip Clayfield, was built in the 1920s and comes with a substantial pedigree.It was previously owned by Elizabeth Hart, the second woman to be admitted as a solicitor in Queensland. The house was built in the 1920s.She sold the home at 117 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield, to Patricia and Steve Woolhouse in 1982 and it has been retained by the family ever since.Their son Daniel Woolhouse said after his parents bought the home, they carried out substantial renovation works.“They did quite a bit of work to it,” he said. “They renovated it and extended it in the late ’80s to early ’90s, adding an open-plan kitchen, dining and rumpus room, attic and the billiard room.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoExtensive renovation work was carried out but historic features maintained.Some years later the couple also added a freestanding office.“All of the work they had done was carried out in such a meticulous way so as to tie into the original house that you can’t tell what is new and what was old,” Mr Woolhouse said.He and his siblings have many wonderful memories of growing up in the property and he hopes another family will be the next to own and treasure it.last_img read more