Reporters attacked at airport by president’s supporters

first_img Help by sharing this information March 29, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Organisation ZambiaAfrica RSF_en March 12, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Zambia Reporters Without Borders deplores yesterday’s physical attacks on journalists by supporters of the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) at Lusaka international airport. The facts of incident were not disputed by President Ruphia Banda, who condemned the assault.“The president’s comments are reassuring, but apologies are not enough and concrete measures are now needed,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Sanctions must be adopted against the MMD supporters, who often attack journalists. We urge President Banda to take the opportunity offered by this unfortunate incident to publicly express his commitment to press freedom and to ensure that it is better respected from now on.”Young MMD supporters attacked reporter Chibaula Silwamba at the airport at around 11:30 a.m. after recognising him as an employee of The Post, an independent daily. He had gone there to cover President Banda’s arrival from a visit to neighbouring Uganda and was displaying his newspaper’s ID. They hit him several times in the stomach and forced him to leave.Three other employees of The Post who had gone to the airport to cover the departure of the Zambian football team Zesco United to Sudan – Maluba Jere, photographer Collins Phiri and sports reporter Prudence Phiri – were also attacked and manhandled by the same group of MMD supporters, and were forced to leave the airport.Reporter Anthony Mulowa and photographer Richard Mulonga of the state-owned Times of Zambia daily were also hit when they refused to show their press cards to the MMD supporters.President Banda condemned the violence shortly after his arrival. Silwamba nonetheless told Reporters Without Borders: “The President’s apologies are not enough. We expect him to do more, and to go after those responsible for these abuses.”Yesterday’s violence came just two weeks after The Post editor Chansa Kabwela was arrested on a completely unjustified charge of “distributing obscene materials.” See this release center_img News July 30, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters attacked at airport by president’s supporters News Receive email alerts ZambiaAfrica News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Zambia : Outspoken Zambian TV channel suspended for 30 days to go furtherlast_img read more

Urban Co-Op seminar

first_imgNewsUrban Co-Op seminarBy John Keogh – July 11, 2014 489 Facebook Print  THE Limerick Community Grocery urban co-op, in conjunction with the Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn USA, is hosting an urban cooperative seminar and workshop in Limerick City of Culture HQ this Saturday, July 12 from 10.30am to 5pm.The seminar will discuss the most appropriate urban cooperative model for Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick Community Grocery was set up in 2013 to provide wholesome food at affordable prices in an open, transparent and co-operative environment.Membership is open to the public and is based on one member one vote.The seminar will also explore Limerick Community Grocerys’ commitment to generating livelihoods through urban agriculture and community gardening initiatives.Attendance at the seminar and workshops is free but prior registration is essential.Register at: WhatsApp Advertisement TAGSLimerick co-op Email Linkedin Twitter Previous articleLimerick bucks the trend with increased unemploymentNext articleWriters on the lookout for Limerick’s oldest lady John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more


first_imgIt may still only be a paper dream but Colaiste Ailigh has moved one step closer to realising its dream of a new school building.The Irish-speaking secondary school, located at Sprackburn House in Letterkenny, is home to more than 200 pupils. But plans for their new school arrived this week and were put proudly on display.The new school, which will include state of the art facilities as well as a full size GAA pitch and gym, could be complete by 2013.Headmaster Micheal O Giobuin has been driving the project and it is hoped that contractors may commence work as early as the start of the New Year.The school is the only Irish-speaking secondary school outside the Gealtacht area in Donegal. Its popularity is evident buy a record intake of 55 pupils to first year just a few weeks ago.The school is now awaiting council approval on planning permission before work commences.PLANS ARRIVE AS LETTERKENNY SCHOOL MOVES CLOSER TO A BRAND NEW HOME was last modified: November 11th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Colaiste Ailighletterkennylast_img read more


first_imgRaught,R.4143.50 LaFever,W.13-12-0.90 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RECEIVINGRECYDSTD PUNTINGNo.YDSAvg. Brousseau,J.522675.14 Raught,R.20012 Garrett,J.4370 Passing Total15868127242 Scoring Total17193130 Levine,T.113328 Punting Total38133235.1 RECORD: 3-7-0 Rushing Total29412654.314 Thompson,R.1006 Raught,R.2 Thompson,R.13896.81 Kelly,J.422064.91 Kelly,J.1006 Eras,N.199.00 Levine,T.1-12-12.00 INTERCEPTIONSNo. Grace Brethren11/11/2005010642 Noel,E.1006 Lyon,A.6530 SCORINGTDPATFGTP Kilpatrick09/30/2005010032 Lyon,A.4246.00 Levine,T.142251 James,G.1 James,G.311113.60 Medina,J.110601934.00 RUSHINGTCBNYGAvg.TD Dean.J.1120 Marshall (Pasadena)11/04/20051002515 SAFETY0404 Brown,K.1center_img Silva,R.111.00 Village Christian10/21/20050101322 Green,D.19-18-0.91 Receiving Total687242 Garrett,J.430200117.00 Brousseau,J.42026 Murillo,M.1 LaFever,W.79328336160.16 Bishop Garces09/23/2005010740 Noel,E.492244.61 VS SCHOOLDateWLTPFPA Montclair Prep10/28/2005100196 James,G.151360 Murillo,M.7620 Green,D.1006 James,G.186065063.67 Tehachapi09/16/2005010740 Noel,E.2-40 Medina,J.5480 L.A. Baptist10/14/2005010620 Kelly,J.4500 Sullivan,J.4174.31 Green,D.56264243068.59 Zibble,A.140 PASSINGPAPCPIYDSTDRating Raught,R.2641 Levine,T.38133235.1 Sullivan,J.1006 Medina,J.603455.85 TOTAL2005370130250 Brousseau,J.7370 Valley Christian10/07/2005010721 Medina,J.50030 Interceptions Total5 Desert09/09/20051004012last_img read more