Critical TV journalist to be freed soon in Niger

first_img July 16, 2020 Find out more March 15, 2018 – Updated on March 20, 2018 Critical TV journalist to be freed soon in Niger Help by sharing this information © Baba Alpha Organisation Receive email alerts News November 27, 2020 Find out more NigerAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Imprisoned News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is relieved to learn that outspoken TV presenter Baba Alpha will soon be released from prison after his sentence was reduced on appeal by a court in Niger’s capital, Niamey, on 12 March. NigerAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Imprisoned center_img May 11, 2021 Find out more The conviction of Niger newspaper editor Moussa Aksar is an attack on investigative journalism RSF_en to go further Niger: Two journalists arrested in disturbing setback for press freedom Follow the news on Niger A news presenter for Bonferey, an independent TV channel, Alpha will be freed on 4 April, exactly one year after his arrest in Niamey, because the appeal court reduced his sentence to two years in prison, the second of them suspended. He was originally sentenced to two years in prison and the withdrawal of all civil and political rights for ten years on a charge of forging and using forged identity documents. His lawyer, Mossi Boubacar, told RSF he welcomed the appeal court’s “courageous decision” but announced his intention to appeal to a higher court with the aim of overturning Alpha’s conviction, which he described as “excessive” and “indicative of the pressure on media outlets critical of the authorities.” “We have mixed feelings about this decision,” RSF said. “Baba Alpha’s imminent release is a great relief but we regret that his conviction was not overturned altogether. The fact that this news presenter, who is known for his criticism of the government, has spent a year in prison on disproportionate charges is still a disturbing message for all journalists in Niger who would like to speak with an independent voice.”Amid a decline in the security situation, respect for media freedom has fallen dramatically in recent years in Niger, which is ranked 51st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Newslast_img read more

Dell money must not be eaten in administration

first_imgTwitter Previous article‘Yes’ to rate drop and ‘no’ to service chargesNext articleDeath of missionary priest, Father Aengus Finucane admin A MEETING to discuss the administration of the recently announced 15 million euro payment for redundant Dell workers, has been arranged by the Labour MEP for Munster, Alan Kelly.The meeting will also include officials from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He said the purpose is to examine how exactly the fund will be administered and to clarify the benefits it will bring to the former plant workers.“It is hoped that Dell workers can be represented on any committee that is administering the fund and it is important to remember that the money is not yet cleared by the European Parliament and the Council, but I expect it to be and will be lobbying to ensure it is,” he said.Emphasising that the money must be used for the benefit of the workers in areas of retraining and re-education, the MEP cautioned against it being “eaten up in administration”.Commenting on the importance of the fund for the Mid West region, Mr Kelly said the region is currently on its knees and it is vital to make the very most of every single cent from the fund. NewsLocal NewsDell money must not be eaten in administrationBy admin – October 8, 2009 727 Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Print Email Facebooklast_img read more

Voting During a Pandemic

first_imgElection information is posted on the websites of the Hudson County Clerk and City of Bayonne.  The Hudson County Clerk’s office and the Bayonne City Clerk are available to answer questions and solve technical problems. Community Room, 535 Avenue A: District 5. Community Room, 24 East 21st Street: Districts 15 and 16. We urge voters to send in their mail-in ballots as early as possible to avoid the last-minute crush of election mail.  We also encourage people to deposit their completed ballots in the secure election drop box in front of City Hall. Lincoln School, Public School #5, 202 Prospect Avenue: Districts 11, 12, and 13. Mary J. Donohoe School, Public School #4, 3 East 5th Street: Districts 3,4,5,6, and 7. Lincoln School, Public School #5, 202 Prospect Avenue: Districts 11, 12, and 13. Ward 2: Catholic War Veterans, 18 West 23rd Street: Districts 1,2,3, 4, 10, and 14. Bayonne Community Museum, 229 Broadway: Districts 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16. Community Room, 535 Avenue A: District 5. Bayonne Community Museum, 229 Broadway: Districts 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16. The locations are shown by ward. Bayonne High School, 669 Avenue A, 30th Street Lobby: Districts 6,7,8, and 9. We urge voters to send in their mail-in ballots as early as possible to avoid the last-minute crush of election mail.  We also encourage people to deposit their completed ballots in the secure election drop box in front of City Hall. The Coronavirus is having a major impact on how Americans are voting in 2020.  In New Jersey and several other states, registered voters have been sent mail-in ballots.  An estimated 40 to 60 percent of voters nationwide are expected to vote by mail.Most New Jerseyans will not be voting in person at polling places this year. However, you may return your vote-by-mail ballot at a special polling place on Election Day.  If you report to a polling place and do not have a ballot with you, you will be provided with a provisional paper ballot.  Accommodations will be made for certain disabled people to use an accessible voting device.  No voting machines will be available for non-disabled voters. Bayonne Public Library, 697 Avenue C: Districts 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19. The Coronavirus is having a major impact on how Americans are voting in 2020.  In New Jersey and several other states, registered voters have been sent mail-in ballots.  An estimated 40 to 60 percent of voters nationwide are expected to vote by mail.Most New Jerseyans will not be voting in person at polling places this year. However, you may return your vote-by-mail ballot at a special polling place on Election Day.  If you report to a polling place and do not have a ballot with you, you will be provided with a provisional paper ballot.  Accommodations will be made for certain disabled people to use an accessible voting device.  No voting machines will be available for non-disabled voters.The Hudson County Clerk has announced special in-person polling locations in Bayonne for Election Day. First-time voters and all voters should read the voting instructions carefully and completely before doing anything.  Do not detach the certificate that is attached to the ballot envelope.  Please be sure to sign that certificate.  Call the Hudson County Clerk at 201-369-3470 (Option 6) about any problems that develop with your mail-in ballot. 10Mayor15center_img Community Room, 24 East 21st Street: Districts 15 and 16. × Ward 3:  Fire Museum, 10 West 4th Street: Districts 1, 7, and 8. Bayonne High School, 669 Avenue A, 30th Street Lobby: Districts 6,7,8, and 9. Mary J. Donohoe School, Public School #4, 3 East 5th Street: Districts 3,4,5,6, and 7. The locations are shown by ward. Bayonne Public Library, 697 Avenue C: Districts 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19. Voting During a Pandemic The Hudson County Clerk has announced special in-person polling locations in Bayonne for Election Day. Ward 1: Community Room, 159 West 2nd Street: Districts 1,2,8, and 9. Woodrow Wilson School Gym, 101 West 56th Street: Districts 2,3,4, 5, 6, 9, and 10. Ward 3:  Fire Museum, 10 West 47th Street: Districts 1, 7, and 8. Ward 2: Catholic War Veterans, 18 West 23rd Street: Districts 1,2,3, 4, 10, and 14. Election information is posted on the websites of the Hudson County Clerk and City of Bayonne.  The Hudson County Clerk’s office and the Bayonne City Clerk are available to answer questions and solve technical problems. Ward 1: Community Room, 159 West 2nd Street: Districts 1,2,8, and 9. Woodrow Wilson School Gym, 101 West 56th Street: Districts 2,3,4, 5, 6, 9, and 10. First-time voters and all voters should read the voting instructions carefully and completely before doing anything.  Do not detach the certificate that is attached to the ballot envelope.  Please be sure to sign that certificate.  Call the Hudson County Clerk at 201-369-3470 (Option 6) about any problems that develop with your mail-in ballot.last_img read more