The only satirical newspaper suspends its publication

first_imgNews January 22, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The only satirical newspaper suspends its publication RSF_en March 8, 2021 Find out more SyriaMiddle East – North Africa to go further News Created in February 2001, Addomari is known for its critics against the power. Already on 19 June 2001 the authorities had compelled the newspaper to suppress two pages in which he was criticising the government. In February 2001, the newspaper was circulating 60 000 copies. According to the information gathered by RSF, the satirical weekly newspaper Addomari suspended its publication on January 21 due to the conditions imposed by the authorities on its distribution. These latter have decided to compel a distribution via the state company to the newspaper which, up to now, secured its own distribution to subscribers and libraries. The state company claimed it would collect 40% on the sales takings and would distribute a number of copies lower than the regular circulation. Since the newspaper does not receive any subsidies, Ali Farzat, owner of the weekly, fears that this new distribution mode will entail heavy losses. Thus, on January 21, he decided not to distribute the last issue of his newspaper, which is usually issued on Mondays. He called on the ministry of Information, pointing out that the law on publications does not impose on private newspapers to be distributed through the State Company. Organisation Follow the news on Syria Receive email alertscenter_img SyriaMiddle East – North Africa March 12, 2021 Find out more News In a letter addressed to the Information minister, Adnan Omrane, Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF – Reporters without Borders) protested against the conditions imposed on the distribution of the satirical newspaper Addomari whose proprietor, Ali Farzat, has consequently decided to suspend the publication. “Nowadays, the authorities are trying to close down by all means the only private satirical newspaper in the country”, declared Robert Ménard, general secretary of the organisation. “This newspaper should be allowed to secure its own distribution, without using the state company. Isn’t it true that the Syrian law does not demand that private newspapers be distributed through that state company?” he added. Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Help by sharing this information News February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Dundon and Killeen charged with Limerick murder

first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin Previous articleRobbie Williams to play at Thomond ParkNext articleSocial media workshop for sports clubs admin Advertisement Twitter WAYNE Dundon and Nathan Killeen have been charged with the murder of Roy Collins in 2009 after the 34-year-old father was shot dead outside his family business at Roxboro Shopping Centre. The murder was described as a “direct attack” on the criminal justice system after a relative of Mr Collins testified against a senior member of the McCarthy Dundon gang.At a sitting of the Special Criminal Court on Friday, Wayne Dundon (33) of  Lenihan Avenue, was formerly charged by garda Paul Crowley in the confinds of the CCJ building in Dublin of the murder of Roy Collins.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Nathan Killeen (23), of Hyde Road, a known associate of Dundon, was also preferred with the same charge of murder by detective garda Brian O’Connor.Both men were remanded in custody pending the completion of books of evidence and the case coming to trial before the same court.The murder of Roy Collins led to new anti-gangland legislation which gave further powers to gardai and also paved the way for the introduction of new criminal offences surrounding membership of criminal gangs.In May 2010 James Dillon (26) originally from the southside of Limerick was jailed for life for the murder of Roy Collins.However, gardai remained steadfast in their pursuit of those who ordered the hit and the man who was seen in the getaway car with Mr Dillon after the shooting.A Glock pistol was found in the grounds of a local rugby club last July and it is strongly believed that this was the weapon used in the murder. This was also close to where the Mercedes car used by Mr Collins’s killers was found abandoned and on fire on April 9, 2009.The two men were brought before the Special Criminal Court, amid high security, after an application was made to have the two men produced from prison where they are serving sentences for other matters.The DPP directed that the pair be charged before the special non jury criminal court and the three judges were told that pair are to apply for separate legal aid assignments.Shane O’Callaghan, senior counsel for Dundon, addressed the court noting that he was concerned about certain media reports regarding his client.A media blackout was not granted but the court said that any concerns ahead of the trial should be brought to the attention of the three judges.center_img NewsLocal NewsDundon and Killeen charged with Limerick murderBy admin – February 22, 2013 516 Print Email Facebooklast_img read more

Green light for Donegal school building projects

first_img Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – June 26, 2020 Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Green light for Donegal school building projects Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Local contractors have been given the green light for building to start on major projects for two schools in Donegal – St Mary’s Stranorlar and Scoil Cholmcille Letterkenny.St. Mary’s is to become a new 24 classroom school and Scoil Cholmcille is to get eight new classrooms, a hall, ball courts, removal of prefabs and works on the grounds.Two local contractors have successfully secured the projects – Boyle Construction for St Mary’s and Dorrian Construction for Scoil Cholmcille.Education Minister Joe McHugh says it’s a major news for both areas:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Facebook WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleOver 870 Donegal people on social welfare for over a decadeNext articleMet Eireann issues thunderstorm warning for northwest News Highland WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+last_img read more

AFCON: Traore snatches third place for Burkina Faso

first_imgPort-Gentil, Gabon | AFP | Alain Traore scored with one minute left to give Burkina Faso a 1-0 win over Ghana Saturday and third place in the Africa Cup of Nations.The Turkey-based attacker thumped an angled free-kick over goalkeeper Richard Ofori and into the net in Gabonese coastal city Port-Gentil.It was the second highest finish in the biennial African football showcase for the Burkinabe Stallions, who finished runners-up four years ago.The Black Stars of Ghana have played in five third-place play-offs, losing four.Ghana could have been several goals ahead by half-time as they dominated possession only to be let down by poor finishing and bad luck. New Swansea City signing Jordan Ayew handled when poised to shoot from close range with the play-off less than a minute old.Stand-in captain Emmanuel Agyemang Badu headed just wide in the third minute and Bernard Tekpetey struck the crossbar during a goalmouth scramble.The best Burkina Faso chance of the opening half fell to Prejuce Nakoulma near half-time as he sprinted with the ball from the halfway line only to fire wide.Tekpetey, one of the six changes after a semi-final loss to Cameroon two days ago, headed just over on the hour mark after a free-kick.Ofori, the lone Ghana-based player in the squad and getting a first start of the tournament, rescued his team several times before Traore struck.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Court to rule on FUFA polls injunction Friday

first_imgNonetheless the Committee was compelled to adjourn and reconvene on the next working day, being Monday 19th June 2017.On this Monday 19th June 2017 the Committee has further scrutinized the nomination documents submitted by Kasule Mujib and found that the said aspiring candidate did not comply with the mandatory requirements stipulated in the FUFA Statutes, FUFA Electoral Code and FUFA Electoral Guidelines for candidature of the FUFA President and FUFA Executive Committee.The Committee noted that Mr. Kasule Mujib failed to comply with the following articles of the FUFA Electoral Code 2012:Article 10 (5) Nominations of candidates shall be made by both the Chairman and Secretary of fully subscribed members. Where members are individuals, nominations will be done by fully subscribed members; andMujib picked nomination forms but was later ruled ineligible by FUFA EC, leaving Magogo (below) unopposedArticle 10 (6) Subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility prerequisites, a candidate to the office of the FUFA President shall only be valid if supported by any three members of FUFA where one such member is from the FUFA Super League Clubs or FUFA Big League, the other member being from Special interest groups as defined in article 10 (1) (d-1) of the FUFA Statutes and the other member being a Regional Football Association.In addition, Mr Mujib Kasule did not also comply with Article 39 (4) of the FUFA Statutes –Only Members of FUFA may propose candidates for the office of President. Members shall notify the general secretariat in writing of the name of a candidate for the presidency of FUFA at least two months before the date General Assembly.Finally, Article 11 (2) of the FUFA Electoral Code 2012 states Candidatures will be registered by the EC, scrutinised by the EC for compliance with this code, the FIFA, CAF, FUFA and/or respective statutes of the organization for whom elections are being conducted and declared eligible for election after payment of the respective fees as stipulated in this code.Based on the above reasons the Committee unanimously found that Mr. Mujib Kasule failed to fulfill the mandatory requirements and is therefore ineligible for nomination as a candidate for FUFA President.RELATEDFIFA, CAF sending officials for FUFA polls— The Independent (@UGIndependent) August 3, 2017Share on: WhatsApp ****IN THE MATTER OF NOMINATION OF KASULE MUJIBDECISION OF FUFA ELECTORAL COMMITTEEFriday 16th June 2017 was the final day for returning nomination documents in accordance with the FUFA Statutes, FUFA Electoral Code 2012, and FUFA Electoral Guidelines, on that day the FUFA Electoral Committee (herein referred to as the Committee) received Nomination forms from a one Kasule Mujib an aspiring candidate for FUFA President and FUFA Executive Committee.The Committee would like to point out that whereas the said aspiring candidate was required to return the nomination documents to the Committee at 2:30pm on Friday 16th June 2017, to enable the Committee ample time to scrutinize the returned documents, the said aspiring candidate only appeared before the Committee at about 4.30pm shortly before the close of business. FUFA CEO Edgar Watson (middle) and Mujib Kasule (far right) in court today. PHOTO @daniellutaayaKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mujib Kasule is seeking an interim order restraining soccer governing body FUFA and president Moses Magogo from conducting elections on Saturday, pending the disposal of his application contesting why he was ruled out of the polls.High Court, Civil Division before the Lady Justice Margaret Oguli Oumo listened to both parties Thursday and said it will give a ruling on the application at midday on Friday.Incumbent FUFA president Moses Magogo is set to be re-elected unopposed as his then only opponent Kasule was disqualified by the electoral body. Kasule has gone to court seeking to have the elections cancelled.The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Electoral Committee last month pronounced itself on the status of Kasule’s nomination in the on-going FUFA presidential polls.They ruled that incumbent Magogo will be unopposed, as his only challenger “failed to comply with the following articles of the FUFA Electoral Code 2012.”The FUFA Electoral Committee is chaired by Samuel Bakiika with Yusuf Awuye vice chairman. Committee members are Habib Aluma, Geofrey Kintu, Michael Igole and Stanley Kinene.last_img read more