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Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns ban on al-Jazeera

first_img July 1, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns ban on al-Jazeera News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Reporters without Borders has strongly condemned the decision of the Algerian authorities to “temporarily freeze” the activities of the Arabic satellite channel al-Jazeera in Algeria and called for an immediate lifting of the ban.”This unfair decision amounts to nothing more nor less than censorship” said the international press freedom organisation, adding, “This is the first time for more than ten years that a foreign television channel in Algeria has been banned from covering news in this way.”This latest attack on press freedom was extremely worrying and appeared to sound a warning to all the foreign media in Algeria particularly in the light of conflict between the authorities and Algeria’s privately owned press which has been going on for months.The latest escalation raised fears of a further lurch towards repression on the part of the government following the re-election of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.The ministry of culture and communications on 30 June 2004 told Mohamed Daho, correspondent for al-Jazeera in Algiers, that his activities were frozen “until further notice”. He was told the official reason was a reorganisation under way of the work of foreign correspondents. Reporters Without Borders said it was surprised that this reorganisation had only affected the Qatar-based TV channel.A number of sources agreed that it was probably in reprisal for the broadcasting last week of a debate on Algeria on the channel’s popular programme “El-Itidjah el-Mouakass”. Opposition figures spoke in the debate openly criticising Algerian generals and President Bouteflika’s national reconciliation policy. The programme also aired the results of a poll organised by the channel that showed 72 % of viewers considered that there had been no improvement in the situation in Algeria. May 12, 2021 Find out more Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria RSF_en Follow the news on Algeria Reporters Without Borders expressed concern in February 2004 at the refusal of the culture and communications ministry to renew press accreditations for several Algerian journalists working for foreign media on the pretext that in future it would be banned to work for several media. Several correspondents for international media are currently still waiting for their accreditation. Receive email alertscenter_img Organisation Help by sharing this information May 18, 2021 Find out more Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections to go further News Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation The channel is highly regarded by satellite viewers in Algeria along with other Arabic and French stations. News April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Endicott teacher supply store adjusts to changing times

first_img“Traditionally August is our big back to school rush. Between the northern PA teachers coming in for products and then later in the month will be New York State,” said Manager Marybeth Salamida. This summer is no different. Satico’s is now selling a lot of resources schools haven’t had to use in the past. As the store plans for the future, it knows change will continue to be in the cards. “It’s a slow start to the season,” said Salamida. “Down the road, they won’t need planning books, everything is so technical,” said Salamida. But Satico’s is still staying afloat. They have been able to adjust its products to what’s currently trending, and has done this for years. “The business side is always tough, and that’s why Satico’s has always reinvented itself,” said Salamida. “People might remember us as a luggage store because we had walls and walls of luggage in the IBM days. Downstairs was all party supplies when big parties were big in this area, and we’ve just had to go with the flow and make the change and hope business prevails.” “Popular this year are social distancing posters, social distancing mats you can put down on the floor, so students stay six feet apart,” said Salamida. Since there was so much uncertainty with schools this summer, business is not what it usually is. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Satico’s in Endicott typically spends this month helping teachers get their classrooms ready for the fall. But no matter the times, Satico’s and the schools in the community know they’re all in this together.last_img read more

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States that restrict abortion have lower maternal mortality rates: Mexican study

first_imgLifeSiteNews 25 February 2015An international team of medical researchers comparing maternal mortality rates and abortion laws in 32 Mexican states claims it has disproven the claim of abortion promoters that easy access to abortion will reduce maternal deaths.Comparing 14 states with constitutional protection for the unborn with 18 states with varying degrees of permissiveness over 10 years, the Chilean-Mexican-American team found that the less permissive states had a maternal mortality rate 23% lower, and a post-abortive mortality rate “up to” 47% lower.Team member Dr. John Thorp of the University of North Carolina medical school said in a video released along with the study that it “pretty much refutes the conventional wisdom” that freer access to abortion will reduce maternal fatalities because abortions will be done in safe conditions.The research director, Dr. Elard Koch, director of the sponsoring MELISA Institute and an associate researcher with the University of Chile’s faculty of medicine, said in the same video that the study does not show “making abortion laws less permissive will automatically decrease maternal deaths.” read more

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