EgyptMiddle East – North Africa February 1, 2021 Find out more February 6, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa February 4, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tally of cases of abuses against journalists News Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison News Reporters Without Borders is posting a provisional tally of cases of abuses against journalists and media since the start of the violence on 2 February, above all in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The tally is far from final or definitive. Additional cases keep on being reported and it is very difficult to compile a comprehensive inventory of the situation. It will be updated as information is received.Nonetheless, the tally already gives a picture of the incredible scope of the campaign of hate and violence unleashed against the international media. Few news organizations have been spared. Almost every journalist in Cairo seems to have been the victim of an incident.Some requested anonymity for fear of reprisals1 journalist dead: Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud from Al-AhramJournalists attacked but not detained : 79 Journalists detained for at least 2 hours : 76Case of material harmed and media offices closed : 25Media the most targeted : Al Jazeera with 3 reporters attacked and 4 detained (all released) + office trashed.Countries with the most harassed journalists in Egypt : US (30 + a VOA team)France (18)Poland (9)Qatar (7 – all Al Jazeera) Follow the news on Egypt to go further January 22, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Organisation Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff News Help by sharing this information Related documents listing_violences_egypt-2.xlsVND.MS-EXCEL – 64.5 KB Receive email alerts
Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists April 7, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about conditions in which journalists and cyber-dissidents are being held Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the conditions in which journalists and cyber-dissidents are being held in Iran and the arbitrary nature of their detention, and calls for their release. The organisation issued its appeal after the parents of a detained American-Iranian journalist, who live in the United States, were able to visit her in Tehran’s Evin prison yesterday. “It is very good news that Roxana Saberi, who has been imprisoned since January, was finally able to see her parents but we must not forget that nine other journalists are also being detained in Iran in very harsh conditions,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Some are not getting the medical treatment they need. Journalist and blogger Omidreza Mirsayafi’s recent death in detention reinforces our growing concern about the conditions in which they are being held.”Saberi’s parents arrived in Iran from the United States on the eve of the prison visit. The authorities still have not announced what Saberi is charged with but her lawyer, Abdolsamad Khoramshahi, said on 5 April that a revolutionary court judge had been asked to decide whether the case was ready to go to trial or whether further investigation was needed.Agence France-Presse quoted Saberi’s father, Reza Saberi, as saying she was in “good” health that that he had heard that “she will be released soon.” He did not elaborate. The news of Saberi’s detention was broken by the US public radio station NPR on 1 March after it got a call from her father on 10 February. The Iranian authorities confirmed on 2 March that she was being held in Evin prison but they have never specified the charges against her.Seven other journalists and two cyber-dissidents are currently held in Iran, which is the Middle East’s biggest prison for media personnel.They include Mohammad Sadegh Kabodvand, who has been held in Evin prison since July 2007. Kabodvand is ill but, on the grounds that “he has not served three years of his sentence,” he still has not been allowed out of prison to receive treatment. His wife says she is very worried about his health. On 23 October, a Tehran appeal court upheld his 11-year jail sentence for creating a human rights organisation in Kurdistan.Kabodvand was the winner of the UK Press Gazette’s British Press Awards in the “International journalist of the year” category, announced on 31 March. The judges cited his work on behalf of human rights.Mohammad Hassin Falahieh Zadeh, a journalist who worked for the Arabic-language service of state-owned TV station Al-Alam while freelancing for many Arab news media such as the Lebanese daily Al-Mostaqbal, Abu Dhabi TV and Radio Dubai, was arrested in November 2006 on a spying charge and was sentenced on 29 April 2007 to three years in prison and a fine equivalent to twice all that he ever earned as a journalist. Held since 28 February in solitary confinement in Evin prison, under the intelligence ministry’s control, he suffers from thalassemia, a hereditary condition that causes anemia. He has been held longer than any other journalist currently detained in Iran.Kurdish journalist and teacher Massoud Kurdpoor was sentenced to a year in prison on 15 October 2008 on a charge of “anti-government propaganda in interviews for foreign and enemy news media.” His lawyer, Abbas Jamali, said he was put in solitary confinement and denied any contact with his family. He talked about the deteriorating human rights situation in the Kurdish region in the interviews he gave to foreign radio stations. He was transferred on 23 February from a prison in the Kurdish city of Mahabad to one in Orumieh, the capital of West Azerbaijan province.Online journalist and cleric Mojtaba Lotfi was arrested on 8 October 2008 in the religious city of Qom for posting a sermon by Ayatollah Hussein Ali Montazeri, a well-known opponent of Supreme Guide Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, online. The sermon criticised President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for saying Iran was “the world’s freest country.” A special court for the clergy sentenced him on 29 November to four years in prison and five years of banishment from the city. He has lung problems caused by injuries sustained during the Iran-Iraq war.Kaveh Javanmard of the weekly Karfto was transferred to Sanandaj prison at the end of last month after being held for two years in the northern city of Maragheh, far from where his family lives. A Sanandaj court had sentenced him on 17 May 2007 to two years in prison. He was briefly let out of prison in July 2008 to receive treatment for a liver ailment.Bahman Totonchi, a former Karfto contributor, has been held since 18 November 2008 in Sanandaj prison, where he still has not been formally charged.Reporters Without Borders is still without any news of blogger Hossein Derakhshan, who has been held in an unknown location since 1 November, his family says. His arrest was confirmed by Alireza Jamshidi, the judicial authority spokesman on 30 December, after it had already been reported in the media. June 9, 2021 Find out more News Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iran Receive email alerts to go further Help by sharing this information RSF_en News News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 March 18, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa News February 25, 2021 Find out more
36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details It’s nice to be trusted. When you’re a reliable person, you become the person people depend on. Whether friends or coworkers, you want to be able to count on the people in your life. Here are four ways you can be seen as more reliable.Keep your word: When you make a promise, you should come through. Being reliable doesn’t mean you have to say ‘yes’ all the time. There comes a point when you can overcommit, so it’s fine to say ‘no’ when you don’t feel like you’re up for it. Just make sure, if you say you’re going to do something, you get the job done.Hold yourself accountable: Nobody’s perfect. Every once in a while, we all mess up. The key to screwing up is to admit that it happened. Accountability makes you appear trustworthy, and as long as it’s not happening all the time, and you’re not blaming others, you won’t destroy your reputation for being reliable.Change your bad habits: Are you casually late all the time? Do you leave the house around the time you’re supposed to be at your destination? Do you pass gossip around the office? Think about not only your reputation at work, but your reputation with your close friends. Do you have any bad habits that might be holding you back from being seen as a reliable friend or coworker?Communicate: Sometimes things fall through because we’re not communicating well. Did you get a flat tire on your way to meet a friend for lunch? Before you call roadside assistance, send your buddy a text and let them know you’re not going to make it. There’s a big difference between having to change your destination and having to eat lunch alone.
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