May 28, 2021 Find out more May 16, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out more RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Help by sharing this information News News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Follow the news on Palestine Receive email alerts Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists News RSF_en “The Islamist party Hamas must stop arbitrarily targeting news media just because they do not blindly relay its propaganda,” the press freedom organisation said. PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Organisation to go further Reporters Without Borders welcomes yesterday’s reopening of the Voice of the People, a Gaza City radio station operated by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The station had been closed down by Hamas security forces on 2 August.————————————2.08.2008Call for reopening of PFLP radio station in Gaza CityReporters Without Borders condemns Hamas’s closure of “Voice of the People,” a radio station operated by the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), in Gaza City on 2 August.“The Islamist party Hamas must stop arbitrarily targeting news media just because they do not blindly relay its propaganda,” the press freedom organisation said. “Press freedom is under serious threat in the Gaza Strip and this due largely to the behaviour of Hamas.”PFLP spokesman Quayed El Ghoul told Reporters Without Borders: “Hamas security forces raided the radio station without any warning. They then told the station’s staff that the station was banned from broadcasting and was closed by decision of the interior ministry.”Ghoul added: “There are no grounds for acting in this manner and we call on our Hamas brothers to rescind this decision and to allow a respite for free expression. Acting like this is contrary to press freedom and free speech.”The station’s closure comes the backdrop of a wave of arrests on 25 July that followed a car bombing that killed five Hamas supporters and a girl. Several journalists were among those arrested, including Sawah Abu Saif, a cameraman who works for German TV station ARD. He was freed five days later. News August 6, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 PFLP radio station reopens in Gaza City
April 9, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nabeel Rajab accused of posting a “fabricated” photo on Twitter RSF_en News Organisation Nabeel Rajab, the head of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, was accused of posting a “fabricated” photo on Twitter of the injuries inflicted on Ali Isa Saqer, one of two people who had died in detention earlier that day. Rajab said Saqer had died as a result of being tortured while in police custody. Help by sharing this information
Iverson Sun | The Observer The Notre Dame Cycling Club received an exemption from SAO to have in-person workouts.If the Cycling Club has more than 10 members, it cannot congregate at all once. SAO rules only permit a maximum of 10 people pods to train together at once while wearing masks.The Triathlon Club has also made adjustments to its in-person practices. First year, member Sam Vanstraten said the club has pods that rotate where they meet to train.“For practices, we have two pods that practice at different times for indoor practices,” Vanstraten said. “This has allowed us to space out when we practice on stationary bikes in the Smith Center or swimming at Rockne. When we practice outside, we are able to run in smaller groups that are spaced us as not to put ourselves at risk.”The smaller groups have allowed the team to build community, he said.“The pods have been really great for practice because it has created a smaller, more intimate community that meets often,” Vanstraten said. “I believe that the precautions that are being taken for COVID-19 have really increased the camaraderie within the club.”Many academic clubs are taking different approaches in light of the pandemic. Sophomore Hanjing Zhu, the project leader for the Microsoft Corporation at the Student Business International Council (SIBC) said her group is following a hybrid model.“While some project groups are meeting in person for their weekly meetings, I have conducted most of them on Zoom due to accessibility and safety,” Zhu said. “However, I intend to go in-person after travel-team selections conclude the following week.”While some clubs are aware of the option to meet in person, a few clubs like The Juggler, are either not sure or hesitant to continue with in-person events.“I’m actually not sure where SAO stands, which is why I’ve just been meeting on Zoom for the Juggler,” said senior William LaMarra, the head of the Juggler, the University’s literary magazine.While COVID-19 changes have made this year different, many like sophomore Jerome Gan, are cautiously optimistic.“We just had our first Asian American Association (AAA) meeting two weeks ago at Bond Quad. Everyone stayed socially distant, and these meetings seem to be working more effectively than Zoom,” Gan said. “I hope that we continue this and stay safe until the end of the semester.”Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article stated SAO recently changed its guidelines to allow some student groups to begin meeting in person. These guidelines were only different during the University’s two-week period of remote instruction; otherwise, the SAO guidelines have not changed. The Observer regrets this error.Tags: clubs, COVID-19, fall 2020, HERE guidelines, SAO Since the start of the fall semester, Notre Dame set many new health and safety guidelines, limiting the capacities and spaces for student meetings. Following these regulations, the Students Activities Office (SAO) reworked meeting guidelines and suspended most activities that would hold significant risk for transmission of COVID-19 during the two-week pause of in-person instructions and activities.However, in light of the decrease in positive cases of the coronavirus, SAO has permitted all clubs, as it has done ever since the first day of classes, to congregate in person, given that attendance is taken at all in-person meeting and events to allow for contact tracing if necessary. Campus groups are approaching these guidelines differently.Sophomore David Campos, a member of the Notre Dame Cycling Club, said allowing members to have organized practices that follow COVID guidelines uplifted the general attitude of the club.“By training in closer proximity, we have increased the training productivity and distance that each rider could go during training rides,” Campos said. “By allowing more experienced riders to pair up with newer members while staying socially distanced, we could hone technique and fitness early before tentative races in the spring.”
Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (12-19-2, 11-7-1 College Hockey America) was dismantled by No. 9 Robert Morris (19-7-4, 13-3-3) 5-0 at the Tennity Ice Pavilion on Friday night. The loss marks the ninth time Syracuse has been shutout this season. The Orange launched 16 shots in the first period and then only 10 more in the next two stanzas, leading to the loss.Here at the best images from the SU loss. Comments Published on February 23, 2018 at 11:31 pm
Football club ‘Sarajevo’ in cooperation with Association of High School Students in BiH is organising a joint project called ‘Essay on topic: My first venture to Koševo’, reports Sportsport.baAll the fans of ‘Sarajevo’ will be able to send their essays from 26 March to 1 May 2013, and the best essay will be awarded.The style of writing is free, but it must have at least 150 words.Essays can be sent to [email protected] of ‘Sarajevo’ Tarik Trbić said that through this project they want to give the opportunity to all fans to express their love towards the club and invited all high school students to participate.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by the Olympia Timberland LibraryJuly is International Zine Month, and the Olympia Timberland Library is celebrating by hosting the 5th Annual 24-Hour Zine Thing: Zinester’s Choice Edition. This drop-in workshop will be held on Saturday, July 6 from 2 to 8 p.m. and is open to all ages and levels of experience.The challenge is to make a 24-page zine from idea to completion in 24 hours. People can use the workshop time to start or finish their own zine about whatever theme they choose, or to contribute to a collaborative zine on a theme that wins the popular vote. Voting is currently open for the collaborative zine topic and anyone can cast a vote on Olympia Timberland Library’s Facebook page or at the library’s front information desk. Snacks and supplies will be provided along with typewriters, long-armed staplers, glue sticks, recycled magazines, Print Gocco, paper, and copy machines. People should feel free to bring interesting materials to use or share.Although the library closes at 5 p.m., the library’s meeting room will remain open after hours for people to access supplies and work on zines until 8 p.m. The library will be creating a zine display in the front glass case for the entire month of July, and people who complete a zine will have the option of adding a copy of their completed zine to the display. More information about 24 Hour Zine Things can be found at http://24hourzines.com, and for International Zine Month, visit www.stolensharpierevolution.org/international-zine-month/.The Olympia Timberland Library is located at 313 8th Ave. S.E. in Olympia. For more information, call the library at (360) 352-0595.