Newspaper editor fired, TV programmes closed in run-up to legislative and presidential elections

first_img Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff October 7, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor fired, TV programmes closed in run-up to legislative and presidential elections EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders deplores Ibrahim Issa’s dismissal as editor of the leading daily Al-Dostour for insisting on publishing an op-ed piece by Mohamed El-Baradei, the former director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency and potential opposition candidate in next year’s presidential election. His firing has coincided with the end of Baladna bel Masry, a current affairs programme that he hosted on a privately-owned TV station. No reason has been given for the decision to take it off the air.Reporters Without Borders is concerned at the possibility of a return to tighter control over the media in the run-up to next month’s parliamentary elections and the presidential elections scheduled for 2011. Freedom of expression and publication is fundamental, especially in a pre-electoral period.Issa was told on 4 October that he was being by dismissed by Al-Dostour’s new publisher, El-Sayed El-Badawi, over El-Baradei’s proposed article, which was pegged to the anniversary of the October 1973 Arab-Israeli war. The publisher, who heads the moderate opposition party Al-Wafd, had vetoed the article to avoid provoking the country’s military and political leaders.Journalists at Al-Dostour immediately went on strike in protest at the injustice of Issa’s dismissal. El-Baradei’s article has meanwhile been posted online (http://dostor.org/).Another popular current affairs programme, Al-Qahira Al-Yom, was dropped by the privately-owned satellite TV station Orbit TV at the end of last month. Like Baladna bel Masry, it focused on political and social issues but Orbit TV insisted that it was taken off the air for losing money. Media Production City, the production company that made it, reportedly rejected a proposal for deferring payment of the money it is owed.Always an outspoken journalist, Issa was sentenced to two months in prison in 2008 for “insulting” President Hosni Mubarak by the referring to the octogenarian leader’s health in his programme. Thanks to a presidential pardon, he did not have to serve the sentence. Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison News Help by sharing this information EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution to go further Newscenter_img Follow the news on Egypt News February 6, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation News January 22, 2021 Find out more February 1, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

Migration timing and wintering areas of three species of flycatchers (Tyrannus) breeding in the Great Plains of North America

first_imgDescriptions of intra- and interspecific variation in migratory patterns of closely related species are rare yet valuable because they can help assess how differences in ecology and life-history strategies drive the evolution of migration. We report data on timing and location of migration routes and wintering areas, and on migratory speed and phenology, of Eastern Kingbirds (Tyrannus tyrannus) from Nebraska and Oklahoma and of Western Kingbirds (T. verticalis) and Scissor-tailed Flycatchers (T. forficatus) from Oklahoma. Eastern Kingbirds primarily departed the breeding site in September, migrating to the Amazon Basin (Bolivia and Brazil), >6,400 km from their breeding site, then used a second wintering site in northwestern South America (Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru) before returning to the breeding site in April. Western Kingbirds left Oklahoma in late July, migrating >1,400 km to northwestern Mexico, then to central Mexico and finally to Central America before returning to Oklahoma in April. Scissor-tailed Flycatchers departed Oklahoma mainly in mid-October, migrating to Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua), ~2,600 km from the breeding site, remaining there until early April before returning to Oklahoma. Timing of migration appears to be tightly linked to molt. Early departure of Western Kingbirds from the breeding site appears to be timed so that they molt in the Sonoran Desert region during the monsoon, whereas Scissor-tailed Flycatchers remain at their breeding site to complete molt in late summer, when insect prey are abundant. Eastern Kingbirds delay molt until reaching South America where, possibly, abundant fruit supports molt.last_img read more

REVEALED! Manchester United FAILED with £23m move for striker in January

first_img Mauro Icardi 1 Manchester United failed with a January bid for Inter Milan star Mauro Icardi, according to reports in Italy.The 22-year-old was one of the best performers in Serie A last season and finished up as the league’s top scorer.Several clubs tried to sign the Argentina international in the summer but Inter rejected all enquires.According to Corriere dello Sport, United also failed to land Icardi in the January transfer window.The Premier League giants are said to have bid £23m for the striker but Inter immediately turned the offer down.The Serie A side have no plans to part with Icardi and want to keep hold of him long-term.last_img

Video recaps of all NBA games coming to Facebook Watch

first_imgLATEST STORIES Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Manchester United defeats Chelsea, advances to FA Cup quarterfinals ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “Basketball fans around the world can interact in real-time and share in their passion for the game.”The online community debate around NBA contests is an offering that excites Devi Mahadevia, Facebook North America Sports Programming Lead.“The NBA boasts one of the most vibrant sports communities on our platform,” Mahadevia said. “By delivering these game recaps and hosting a weekly Watch Party, the league will be able to engage with fans around the world in new and exciting ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationscenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war In addition to NBA video recaps, Facebook Watch will feature game recaps for all Women’s NBA, developmental G League and NBA 2K League contests, including the NBA Summer League plus pre-season and playoff matchups.The NBA also will host a weekly Watch Party on Facebook, allowing fans worldwide to watch and interact with game recaps and videos in real-time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesWNBA, G League and NBA 2K League Watch Parties will be held monthly.“We are excited to provide our millions of followers on Facebook with recaps to every game,” said Sam Farber, NBA Vice President, Digital Media. Team Giannis’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks the ball against Team LeBron during the second half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. The Team LeBron won 178-164. (AP Photo/Streeter Lecka, Pool)The NBA, with one of the world’s largest Facebook communities, will make video recaps of every league game available on Facebook Watch, according to NBA Digital.The league, which resumes regular-season play Thursday following a break for Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game, has 400 million followers across all league, team and player Facebook accounts.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

LOOK: Scottie Thompson turns dream into reality with new home

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ From Dream to Reality🙏🏼 Always thank the lord for the gift of life🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/qCttWnqaQx— Scottie Thompson (@ScotThompson06) April 17, 2019 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Warriors, Spurs try to forget blown chances for 2-0 leads Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: WATCH: A day in the life of Ginebra’s Scottie ThompsonIt’s no surprise that Thompson, who turned pro in 2015, was able to turn his dream into a reality at the age of 25.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MANILA, Philippines—PBA star Scottie Thompson proudly showed the fruits of his labor, giving everyone a glimpse of his new home.Thompson, who in his few years in the PBA has established himself as one of the league’s elite guard, has always been business savvy, putting up several business ventures in the past few years.ADVERTISEMENT “Always thank the lord for the gift of life,” said Thompson in his Twitter post, which also included photos of his swanky new crib.Thompson and the Ginebra Gin Kings took an early vacation in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup after a quarterfinals loss to Magnolia.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more