News March 17, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Censorship of Geo News and Aaj TV condemned January 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Pakistan Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders welcomes the fact that transmission of Geo News and Aaj TV by cable TV operators resumed yesterday in the major cities where it had been suspended at the behest of the authorities on 13 March. —————-Amid a wave of protests and marches by lawyers and opposition activists throughout the country, the PPP-led government today suspended cable transmission of two television stations, Geo News and Aaj TV, in several major cities. News Organisation to go further News RSF_en PakistanAsia – Pacific PakistanAsia – Pacific News “It is shocking to see a democratic government use the same censorship measures as Pervez Musharraf’s military government,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the authorities in Islamabad to restore transmission of Geo News and Aaj TV without delay. Such crude censorship will in no way help to resolve Pakistan’s political crisis.” Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire
Submitted by Thurston CountyThurston County’s Medical Reserve Corps celebrated one of their own April 9 at their annual volunteer appreciation celebration.Dr. Diana Yu, founder of the Thurston County Medical Reserve Corps and the county’s Health Officer for nearly 20 years, was honored with the group’s first Volunteer of the Year Award. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers chose Dr. Yu as the recipient and namesake of the new award to honor her hard work and dedication to public health in Thurston County and for creating the group of emergency response volunteers. As Dr. Yu plans for her retirement later this fall, MRC volunteers noted the award is for Volunteer of the Year, but Dr Yu’s contribution to the health and well-being of Thurston County residents spans her entire career—well beyond just the previous 12 months.“I’m overwhelmed,” said a surprised Dr. Yu. “You know, all I really did was talk a lot of other people into doing what they love to do—volunteer for their community.”“There are people in the local health community who have known for years that Dr. Yu is a force of nature when it comes to protecting the public’s health in our area,” said Director of Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Don Sloma, who presented the award Tuesday. “It’s really great to see her recognized for all that she does for this community.”Dr. Yu’s dedication to the Medical Reserve Corps in Thurston County was also noted by those outside the county borders. Captain Robert J. Tosatto of the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General in Maryland and director of the national Medical Reserve Corps program sent a letter thanking Dr. Yu for her commitment to the program and commending her for growing the program over the past 11 years into the strong network of dedicated volunteers it is today.Thurston County Commissioners Sandra Romero and Cathy Wolfe expressed appreciation for all of the Medical Reserve Corps volunteers and their commitment to the health of Thurston County. They noted that that MRC volunteers donated more than 1100 hours of their time in 2012 for training and health events, including several back-to-school vaccination clinics organized in part to help curb the whooping cough epidemic in Washington state.The Thurston County Medical Reserve Corps is a community-based volunteer program that strengthens and expands the local public health system’s response during a health emergency or disaster. Members include medical and non-medical professionals who contribute their unique skills and expertise to prepare for and respond to health emergencies. The Thurston County MRC is one of over 900 nationally recognized Medical Reserve Corps units.Are you interested in volunteering with e Thurston County Medical Reserve Corps? You don’t need to be a doctor or nurse to volunteer. Visit the Thurston County MRC website at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/admin/preparedness/mrc.html, or contact Sue Poyner, Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department, at (360) 867-2551 or [email protected] to learn more. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0
A few days and counting. The annual Nelson Cyswog’n’ Fun Triathlon is Sunday at Lakeside Rotary Park.A group of local triathletes have been burning up the training pool, highway and roadway in preparation for the annual event.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to give the group a running start to Sunday’s race with Team of the Week honours.The group includes, Janice Morrison, Laurilee Commandeur, Graham Jamin, Coleen Driscol, Roger Fontaine, Jessica Larocque, Debbie Bird, Ian Pardoe, Victor Commandeur, Peter Bird and Peter Lee. Start of the race is 8 a.m. Sunday with competitors jumping into Kootenay Lake for the swim.