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News June 16, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government asked to explain police attack on Al-Jazeera’s Rabat correspondent Reporters Without Borders wrote to Moroccan interior minister Chakib Benmoussa today asking why Al-Jazeera correspondent Hassan Fatih and his TV crew were beaten by police yesterday in Rabat while covering a sit-in by the relatives of 68 Islamist prisoners who are on hunger strike.“We have highlighted the progress made in recent months in Morocco as regards press freedom and now this attack unfortunately shows that violence against journalists persists,” the letter said. “This situation worries us.”Fatih, who said he planned to make a complaint, gave Reporters Without Borders this account of the incident: “We were covering the sit-in by the relatives of the detainees outside the justice ministry when the security forces asked us to leave the demonstration without giving any explanation. When we insisting on filming the demonstration, some police officers intervened in a very violent fashion. We succeeded in preventing one policeman from grabbing the videotape and smashing our camera. It is not the first time the police have tried to attack us. I was injured in the neck and shoulder.”Fatih was taken to hospital to have his injuries X-rayed and was given 20 days of off work. Aged 40 and a Moroccan citizen, he began his career in TV journalism working for the national public broadcaster RTM. He became the Rabat correspondent of NBC and then of Al-Arabiya before joining the Qatar-based satellite news broadcaster Al-Jazeera.The Moroccan National Press Union has called on the authorities “to protect journalists and to put a stop to the repeated attacks against them.” News RSF_en Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa June 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation April 15, 2021 Find out more News to go further April 28, 2021 Find out more
Share Save According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Harvey caused $125 billion in damage during its rampage in August 2017. The storm killed damaged 203,000 homes and destroyed 12,700. Eight months after the storm, the recovery continues—and that recovery is about more than just rebuilding, it’s about reexamining the systems in place to ensure future storms take less of a toll.The Texas Tribune reports that the Houston City Council has passed a new ordinance designed to retool and strengthen building codes for areas within the city’s floodplain. The measure skated through with a vote of 9-7 and will go into effect at the beginning of September.The ordinance requires new buildings constructed within the city’s 500-year floodplain to be elevated two feet above the floodplain. That’s an increase over the current one-foot rule, and the new ordinance will also encompass more homes overall. The previous law required an elevation of one foot for homes falling within the 100-year floodplain. Those homes were also required to have flood insurance. In addition to any new homes inside the affected regions, the new ordinance will also apply to any existing homes that are “expanded by 33 percent or more.”The Tribune reports that some city council members voted against the proposal due to concerns that using the 500-year floodplain as a basis for regulation was overreaching. Homes within the 500-year floodplain have been damaged during previous floods, but homes within that floodplain are supposed to face only a 0.2 percent chance of flooding each year, according to the Tribune.“We’ve only looked at 5,000 houses in the 500-year floodplain,” said City Council Member Greg Travis. “There’s not enough data. Nobody here is saying, ‘Don’t do anything,’ we’re saying, ‘Do the right thing.’”Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who originally proposed the ordinance, told the Tribune that, “To do nothing is not an option, and this is one time that we must rise above the voices that say do nothing and do what is in the best interest of the people who placed us here. Because frankly, I think the public is no longer tolerant of us not doing anything.”While the months that followed Hurricane Harvey’s landfall unsurprisingly saw some increases in delinquencies within the affected areas, the Texas housing market has weathered the storm remarkably well. The Texas Association of Realtors recently reported that home sales volume and home prices in the Lone Star State reached all-time highs for the third year in a row last year. Whether Houston’s new legislation will prove to be a boon or a boondoggle for the Texas housing market may only be determined after the next inevitable hurricane rolls through. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Full Speed Ahead with Mortgage Tech Next: Ranking Reverse Mortgage-Backed Securities Issuance Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 100-year floodplain 500-year floodplain building codes Flood Insurance floods Houston hurricane harvey 2018-04-05 David Wharton Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton April 5, 2018 3,384 Views Print This Post Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Houston Updates Building Codes in Floodplain Tagged with: 100-year floodplain 500-year floodplain building codes Flood Insurance floods Houston hurricane harvey Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, Loss Mitigation, News Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Houston Updates Building Codes in Floodplain