Activity report – Supporting journalists in difficulty and exile

first_imgOn the final page, Reporters Without Borders makes a number of recommendations to governments for improving the protection of journalists who have had to flee abroad and for responding to their need for a safe refuge. On the eve of World Refugee Day, Reporters Without Borders is releasing a report about its activities in support of journalists in distress and journalists who have been forced to flee abroad. Providing financial assistance, hiring lawyers and contacting government officials to request visas are just some of the activities of this steadily-growing section. The Assistance Desk created in Paris in 2004 was joined by another one in Berlin at the start of this year. June 18, 2010 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Activity report – Supporting journalists in difficulty and exile This report includes not only a summary of these activities but also comments by the Reporters Without Borders staff explaining the problems and challenges they have been facing. The second part consists of interviews with four journalists who have found refuge in France. They talk about the circumstances that led to their flight abroad, the press freedom situation in their countries and their hopes for the future. Open publication – Free publishing – More assistance Organisation The figures for this section’s activities in 2009 include handling approximately 120 cases of journalists who had fled their country and granting 130,000 euros in emergency financial assistance. More than 50 cases have already been handled since the start of this year. Iran has become a major focus of its activities in the past 12 months, representing at least 80 per cent of its work. Related documents Donwload the reportPDF – 1021.75 KB RSF_en Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

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Limerick woman collects €500,000 lottery winnings

first_imgNewsLimerick woman collects €500,000 lottery winningsBy Editor – September 11, 2015 721 Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories TAGS000featuredlimericklistLotterywinnerwish€500 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleRowing – Jennings Rows to RioNext articleTV – Something for the Weekend Editor Facebook Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” A Limerick woman, who kept a list on her bedside table for four years of how she would spend her winnings if she ever won the Lottery, collected a cheque for €500,000 today at National Lottery offices.“I wanted to be prepared, just in case it ever happened. I didn’t want us to lose the run of ourselves if we ever won anything! My husband thought I was mad to keep it all these years but I had a feeling it would come in handy one day.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The woman, who has accompanied by her husband, won the prize in the EuroMillions Plus draw on Friday 14 August 2015. She purchased her winning €3 Quick Pick play online at Lottery.ie.When asked how they plan to spend their winnings, the woman who plays EuroMillions and Lotto regularly answered: “We’ll have to consult our list first.“We’d like to get a new car and pay for some home improvements. We’re really looking forward to being able to treat our friends and family a little too”, she said. Print Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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TWO INJURED IN I-29 ROLLOVER ACCIDENT NEAR ELK POINT

first_imgTwo people were injured in a one vehicle rollover crash early Monday on Interstate 29 near Elk Point.The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the driver lost control of his southbound SUV around 4:30am.The vehicle went into the median and rolled, ejecting a passenger.The driver, 32-year-old David Medina of Sioux City, sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.The patrol says charges are pending against Medina.His passenger, a 51-year-old unidentified woman, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle.She also sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.Both victims were transported to Mercy One Hospital in Sioux City.Photo courtesy KMEGlast_img

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