Greyhound racing is set to return in the UK from 1 June, with betting content provider and racetrack operator Sports Information Services (SIS) preparing to offer coverage of events across eight tracks.The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has set out a five-phase approach for the resumption of racing, with phase one – comprising trial meetings behind closed doors – successfully completed on 23 May.This comes after a two month shut-down, that began when the UK went into lockdown as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) from 23 March.This clears the way for phase two, which will see racing return behind closed doors. Each fixture will be limited to a maximum of ten fixtures with a minimum 30 minutes’ gap between races.For this phase, SIS will return with coverage 42 fixtures across its eight greyhound tracks per week, as well as reintroducing its service at Towcester. The fixtures will be spaced throughout the day, with two in the morning; two in the afternoon; and two in the evening, to offer digital customers a broad range of betting opportunities.“Our UK tracks have been undergoing trials for the last week and will continue through this week to ensure that all racing greyhounds will have completed at least two trials before racing resumes on 1 June,” SIS product director Paul Witten said.“We’re very pleased to see a return to racing and would like to pay thanks to our tracks who have been very supportive of these new measures.”Should phase two go without any hitch, phase three will see the maximum number of races increased to 12, with a minimum 25 minutes between each race. Phase four will then see no limit on the number of races, with a gap of twenty minutes between races, before the fifth and final phase sees a return to normality.Witten added that SIS was liaising with the Irish Greyhound Board, and that the supplier was confident it would be able to extend its service to include fixtures from the country later in June.It comes after Covid-19 effectively forced SIS into “hibernation”, with the shut-down of all retail services leading to a significant number of staff being furloughed. The business continued to supply operators with online content, however.The supplier was also hit by the suspension of British racing from 18 March, though that is also set to return from 1 June. Tags: OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Horse racing 28th May 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Sports betting Horse racing Greyhound racing is set to return in the UK from 1 June, with betting content provider and racetrack operator Sports Information Services (SIS) preparing to offer coverage of events across eight tracks. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter UK greyhound racing prepares for June return Regions: UK & Ireland
CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) 2017 abridged results.Company ProfileCBZ Bank Limited is a commercial bank in Zimbabwe; and licensed by the national banking regulator, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. CBZ Bank was founded in 1991 when the Zimbabwe government took control of the defunct Bank of Credit and Commerce. The government assumed a 100% ownership, but this has been diluted through privatisation and its listing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 1998. CBZ Bank is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the listed financial services group CBZ Holdings and offers the full spectrum of financial services; from retail and commercial banking to treasury services, group investment banking and asset management, short- and long-term insurance, security trading and property investments. CBZ Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Cresta Marakanelo Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Cresta Marakanelo Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading LiquidityThe total indicative share trading liquidity for Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) in the past 12 months, as of 2nd June 2021, is US$15.04K (BWP168.26K). An average of US$1.25K (BWP14.02K) per month.Cresta Marakanelo Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileCresta Marakanelo Limited operates in the travel and tourism sector, concentrating on the provision of hotel services to business travellers. In addition to accommodation, Cresta, as part of its services, offers customers restaurants, bars, safari tours, provision of conference facilities, outside catering, as well as other ancillary business activities carried out from the Hotels. In its operations, Cresta derives marketing benefits and support from the use of the “Cresta” brand, through its Management Agreement with Cresta Holdings.
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Charlotte, N.C. – On Nov. 30, the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s office announced that Brentley Vinson, the pig who murdered Keith Lamont Scott on Sept. 21, won’t be indicted.This did not surprise anyone who has been organizing to end police terror, as the capitalist state will never hold accountable the same agents who enforce its own violence. In the same fighting spirit as the day Keith Scott was murdered, but in smaller numbers, protesters hit the streets for several hours. The action was called by Charlotte Uprising, a coalition of groups fighting to end police terrorism, the same coalition that has been in the streets since the Charlotte rebellion started.As the action began, protesters gathered on the steps of the Charlotte Metro Police Department headquarters, and speakers called attention to the cops behind us, watching us. We faced them and confronted them for their lies about their murder of Justin Carr, killed while protesting the night after Keith Scott was killed.The big-business media painted this confrontation as a “conversation” to try to make CMPD look good. But this had nothing to do with an exchange of information. Rather, community members were publicly denouncing the police.Protesters continued to turn up at the CMPD, then took the streets for about three hours. During the direct action, four core organizers from Charlotte Uprising were targeted and arrested, a clear repression tactic of the CMPD. Each of the four freedom fighters was trans or gender nonconforming, reflecting the fact that most of the central organizers of Charlotte Uprising are trans/GNC. All freedom fighters were out of jail by the next day.In the recent release of the autopsy of Justin Carr, no gunpowder residue was found on Justin’s skin, though the CMPD’s story alleged another protester murdered him with a handgun. The people have been saying the whole time that a rubber bullet, fired by police, killed Justin, and the evidence exposed the cop lie.Many community members believe that a white pig, and not Brentley Vinson, who is Black, murdered Keith Lamont Scott. However, the Mecklenburg County DA’s office certainly did not make their decision not to indict based on absolving an individual cop, but on absolving the entire police force of any blame for enforcing white supremacy.As Charlotte saw last year with the mistrial of killer cop Wes Kerrick, an indictment probably wouldn’t have led to a conviction. It certainly wouldn’t have addressed the fundamental system of capitalism that is to blame for Keith Scott’s murder. It would have given Scott’s family something to materially hold onto, but once again the state refuses to give dignity to the people or validity to the people’s justice.The Charlotte Uprising has been one spontaneous struggle, one of many, to show that this racist capitalist system must be overthrown.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Linkedin Twitter Linkedin ReddIt TAGSphotos Twitter Virtual Tour: Fort Worth murals and where to find them History professor explores the people behind the fight for civil rights in Texas Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ Sam Bruton TCU observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month The panel discussion also featured Peggy Larney, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation, who said the U.S. is a model for eliminating indigenous people. “Columbus Day needs to be abolished,” Larney added. Brian Larney, Peggy’s son and a Choctaw/Seminole artist, said that “students around here don’t have that many Native American friends so they don’t see the need to assist.” “Indigenous people don’t see Columbus Day as something to celebrate” said Gaul, an organizer of the event. Many Native Americans and indigenous people are calling for a reframing of the holiday to more accurately convey history and share cultural sensitivity.Oklahoma University began observing Indigenous People’s Day last year with a symposium similar to TCU’s. This grassroots movement is finding its way throughout the nation, Gaul said. Both Seattle and Minneapolis have accepted petitions to change the name of the holiday. Kernell said Oklahoma, a state created for indigenous people, is the stage for irony. Twice a petition was written to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day and twice it was denied.Edyka Chilomé answers and audience member’s question at the panel discussion held in the BLUU Ballroom. (Sam Bruton/TCU Staff Photographer)Edyka Chilomé, an activist of diasporic indigenous descent, noted the legacy of violence that has come from Columbus Day. “Many of us come from indigenous people who have been displaced,” she said. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleTCU alumna competes on “Survivor” for million dollar prizeNext articleTCU anticipates close game against Kansas Sam Bruton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ Five Graphic Design seniors to unveil three plus years worth of works + posts printTCU students were encouraged to view Columbus’s arrival in the Americas from the perspective of Native Americans as part of the university’s first Indigenous People’s Day symposium.Chebon Kernell, the keynote speaker at the panel discussion, said he was in awe of how indigenous perspectives were brought into the world of academics. “Events in history are presented as a ‘that’s just how it is’ or ‘it’s God’s will’,” he said. Growing up in Oklahoma, he said people like him were dehumanized by their histories. Chebon Kernell, a citizen of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, speaks at the panel discussion of the symposium. (Sam Bruton/TCU Staff Photographer)He asked Monday’s audience: “What would it look like to recognize the true history and challenge the meaning of Columbus Day?”Dr. Theresa Gaul of the Department of English and Women and Gender Studies and Dr. Scott Langston of the Religion Department organized the event. It was sponsored by an Instructional Grant and the AddRan College of Liberal Arts.Carl Kurtz tells students about his teepee that he set up in the Commons for the Indigenous People’s Day Symposium. (Sam Bruton/TCU Staff Photographer)To mark the occasion, a teepee nearly 24 feet high and 18 feet wide was set up in the Campus Commons. Its owner, Carl Kurtz, is a TCU alumni and employee and a member of the Citizen Band Potawatomi Nation.After a panel discussion, dancers of the Tribal Traditions Arts and Education group presented traditional dances to the beat of Comanche Thunder drummers. Kernell is a citizen of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and executive secretary for Native American and Indigenous Ministries of the General Board of Global Ministries for the United Methodist Church.A dancer of the Tribal Traditions Arts and Education group dances in the Commons. (Sam Bruton/TCU Staff Photographer) Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Sam is a sophomore Journalism major and Graphic Design minor from Celina, Texas. She has a passion for photography and her cat, Albus. Find her on Twitter and Instagram as @sbbrut! TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ Dancers of the Tribal Traditions Arts and Education group provided traditional music and dancing. (Sam Bruton/TCU Staff Photographer) ReddIt
Twitter Facebook Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ printTCU is expected to adds a new quarterback, an arsenal of wide receivers, a couple offensive line additions, and a number of playmakers on defense on Feb. 1, National Signing Day.The Horned Frogs have secured 13 commitments thus far, good for the 43rd-best recruiting class in the country and 5th-best in the Big 12, according to 247 Sports, a network of websites focused on college football and basketball recruiting.Here’s a breakdown of the likely crop of Horned Frog football players for next season (player rankings based off 247 Sports recruiting rankings):Quarterbacks: 1Shawn Robinson, a 6-foot-2-inch, 215-pound dual-threat quarterback, led DeSoto High School to its first state title, winning the 6A Division II Championship game over Cibolo Steele High School, 38-29. He’s a four-star recruit, who’s ranked as the fifth-best, dual-threat quarterback in the country and 20th, best recruit from Texas.Robinson told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram he expects to redshirt his first season even though Foster Sawyer has transferred to Stephen F. Austin. Redshirt freshman Brennen Wooten, who was once ranked the No. 4 quarterback recruit in Texas and 26th nationally among pro-style quarterbacks by 247Sports.com, will likely back up starting quarterback Kenny Hill next season.Running Backs: 0With starting senior running back Kyle Hicks returning, TCU’s leading rusher and receiver, not many big-time recruits this year could see an immediate path to stardom. Three other running backs are also returning to TCU: senior Trevorris Johnson, sophomore Darius Anderson, and sophomore Sewo Olonilua.Wide Receivers: 3Hicks success in the passing game did last season means there was a lack of production from the wide receivers.Taj Williams and Jaelan Austin led all TCU receivers with five touchdown receptions, and Williams had the most catches from the wide receiver group with 38–nine behind Hicks.TCU head coach Gary Patterson said that if players didn’t grow up and produce, he would find solutions through recruiting. The Horned Frogs are expecting three pass-catchers.Omar Manning, a 6-foot-2-inch, 214-pound wide receiver from Lancaster High School, south of Dallas. The four-star recruit is ranked as the 24th-best wide receiver in the country and the 20th-best recruit in Texas. Manning had scholarship offers from 33 teams before choosing TCU.Officially Shutting down my recruitment.. Thanks to all the programs who offered me a wonderful opportunity to follow my dreams!— O.Manning (@TheOmarManning) January 17, 2017 Linkedin Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas TCU rose in the Coaches Poll and fell in the AP poll this week. (Brandon Kitchin / TCU360) ReddIt Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Previous articleOver 1,900 signed up for Women’s March-Fort Worth Saturday afternoonNext articleDumpster fire causes evacuation at University House TCU apartment building Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Garrett Podell ReddIt Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Linkedin The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution + posts 110% TCU — O.Manning (@TheOmarManning) January 17, 2017The next two wide receivers in TCU’s incoming class were high school teammates at Waxahachie High School.Kennedy Snell, a 5-foot-8-inch, 170-pound wide receiver, compares similarly to current TCU wide receiver KaVontae Turpin in stature and versatility. While Turpin is a multi-purpose offensive player who racked up yards as a receiver, runner, and returner, Snell scored touchdowns for WHS as a wide receiver and a cornerback.The three-star recruit is ranked as the 92nd-best wide receiver in the country and the 84th-best recruit in Texas.It’s a blessing just to be here pic.twitter.com/ra6TChL3w5— Kenedy Snell (@k_snell2) July 17, 2016Jalen Reagor, a 5-foot-11-inch, 185-pound wide receiver, was committed to Oklahoma, but opted to stay closer to home and join Snell at TCU.The four-star recruit is ranked as the 13th-best wide receiver in the country and the 15th-best recruit in Texas.Imma run that check up crazy like I’m in the Olympics – @KodakBlack1k #GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/1QcRUEcaz0— Jalen Reagor (@TheJalenReagor) January 13, 2017Offensive line and tight ends: 2With four of TCU’s five offensive line starters and both tight ends returning for next season, the Horned Frogs didn’t need much to fill out their offensive line, but they did haul in a couple of Texans.Wes Harris, a 6-foot-4-inch, 290-pound offensive line recruit, played defensive line during his senior season for Aledo High school, though he played offensive line earlier in his high school career. Like Robinson, he was a part of a state-title winning team his senior, capturing the 5A Division II Championship in a 24-16 win over Calallen High School.The four-star recruit is as the 10th-best offensive guard in the country and 31st-best recruit in Texas.My dream came true yesterday morning. I officially am committed to TCU #Carterboys17 pic.twitter.com/HINq757qyU— Westley Harris (@WesWesharris) September 19, 2016Coy McMillon, a 6-foot-4-inch, 270-pound tight end/offensive line recruit, decommitted from Tulsa and committed to TCU after a scholarship offer and campus visit.247 Sports lists McMillion as a three-star tight end, the position he played at Abilene High School, recruit, but Rivals lists him as an offensive lineman because there’s a possibility he could switch to positions to join the offensive line.As a tight end, McMillion is the 79th-best in the country and 206th-best recruit in Texas, according to 247 Sports.I am blessed!!!! pic.twitter.com/64tkzJih2Y— Coy McMillon (@mcmillon_coy) January 15, 2017Defensive Line: 3With defensive line starters James McFarland, Josh Carraway, and Aaron Curry all graduating, TCU needed to restock its defensive line group, and that it did, hauling in three three-star recruits.Dennis Collins, a 6-foot-1-inch, 255-pound defensive tackle recruit, is ranked as the 35th-best defensive tackle recruit in the country and the 18th-best recruit from Louisiana.Collins hails from West Monroe, which is close by Moore, Louisiana, the home of fellow Horned Frogs KaVontae Turpin and John Diarse.It’s Official#TooColdU pic.twitter.com/5SKg4W1iKE— Dennis (@kingcollins_) June 13, 2016Tyreece Lott, a 6-foot-3-inch, 255-pound defensive tackle, is ranked as the 76th-best defensive tackle recruit in the country and 18th-best player from Oklahoma.Lott told NewsOk.com that he liked the proximity of TCU to his hometown of Ardmore, which is just over an hour away from campus.George Ellis III, a 6-foot-2-inch, 255-pound defensive tackle, is ranked as the 78th-best defensive tackle recruit in the country and 165th-best player from Florida.The Fort Lauderdale three-star will be just the third player from the Sunshine State on next year’s roster, joining wide receiver Taj Williams and offensive guard Chris Gaynor.To God be the glory Committed pic.twitter.com/oa8vP8KFdX— George Ellis III (@gellis_3) January 13, 2017Linebackers: 1Although TCU returns all four linebackers from last year’s roster, having to defend against uptempo, Big 12 offenses can tire anyone out, so having a surplus of defensive players, especially linebackers, is a basic necessity.Alex Bush, a 6-foot-2-inch, 230-pound inside linebacker, is the only transfer so far in the 2017 recruiting class for the Horned Frogs.The three-star recruit is coming in from Cerritos College in La Habra, California.Wanted to thank everyone who believed in me. Blessed to say I’ll be committing to Texas Christian University!! #GoFrogs #TCU pic.twitter.com/gITSnckjDH— Alex Bush (@AlexBushNine) December 13, 2016Cornerbacks: 1Despite the return of all of its cornerbacks, TCU received the commitment of a former Baylor recruit, Noah Daniels.Daniels, a 6-foot, 191-pound cornerback, chose TCU over Oklahoma and Arkansas after reopening his recruitment.The three-star recruit from League City is ranked as the 68th-best cornerback in the country and the 96th-best recruit in Texas.#CarterBoys17 pic.twitter.com/dXNuqyWv6s— Noah Daniels (@NoahDB21) December 11, 2016Safeties: 2With the graduation of strong safety Denzel Johnson, two recruits stepped up to fill Johnson’s shoes.Garret Wallow, a 6-foot-2-inch, 215-pound safety, is ranked as the 62nd-best safety recruit in the country and the 37th-best recruit from Louisiana.The three-star New Orleans native chose TCU over Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas State, Michigan, and Nebraska among others.pic.twitter.com/uop6r5LwIY— Buddha. (@gwallow_12) September 20, 2016Lakendrick Van Zandt, a 6-foot-1-inch, 200-pound safety, is ranked as the 81st-best safety recruit in the country and the 142nd-best recruit from Texas.The three-star Henderson native is switching his position from running back to safety upon joining the Horned Frogs. Patterson has a stellar record of turning solid high school offensive players into collegiate defensive studs. Former All-American and current Buffalo Bill Jerry Hughes is just one name that comes to mind.We’re coming for anyone and everything that comes our way #CARTERBOYS17 @TrestanEbner pic.twitter.com/CRBYFkXLfh— lakendrick vanzandt (@LakendrickV) June 9, 2016Kickers and Punters: 0With kicker Jonathan Song returning from injury to join fellow kickers Ryan Graf and Brandon Hatfield in a competition to be Jaden Oberkrom’s permanent successor, TCU didn’t need to pursue another in recruiting.As for punters, TCU has found their guy for the foreseeable future in Adam Nunez. He averaged 39.6 yards per punt on 72 punts and was placed on the watch list for the Ray Guy Award, which is presented annually to the country’s top punter.National Signing Day is Feb 1., 2017, and readers can follow the Frogs 2017 recruiting class on Feb. 1 through live coverage of TCU’s National Signing Day press conference on the TCU360 Sports Twitter account, @TCU360Sports. Facebook
Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Zhen Jianghua, the director of Across The Great FireWall (ATGFW.org), an anti-censorship website, and condemns the Chinese government’s continuing persecution of citizen-journalists and bloggers. April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation “This latest arrest, which is illegal under Chinese law because defence rights have not been respected, is further evidence of the Chinese government’s war against the freedom to inform,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia desk. to go further Follow the news on China China’s Cyber Censorship Figures Previously arrested in September 2016, when he was held for several days, he is a founding member of Human Rights Campaign in China, a group that defends civil rights, and recently organized an activity to commemorate Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel peace laureate who died in detention in July. ChinaAsia – Pacific Judicial harassmentFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalistsInternet Zhen is a respected activist and journalist who is also known by the pen-name of Guests Zhen. His website, ATGFW.org, is an information media specialized in cyber-security issues topics, that also provides detailed tips on how to bypass online censorship and protect against digital surveillance. Liu Feiyue, the founder of another emblematic website, Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch, was arrested ten days before Huang and is now facing a possible life sentence. June of last year saw the arrests of Lu Yuyu and Li Tingyu, who covered social unrest and work protests in their blog, Not News, and were awarded the 2016 RSF Press Freedom Prize in the citizen-journalist category. Lu has been sentenced to four years in prison. “In less than five years, President Xi Jinping has succeeded in bringing the traditional media under control. If allowed to continue, he will have soon also gagged all the citizen-journalists and bloggers who are the last free voices in China.” Under a rule that came into force in June, anyone posting news and information online who is not registered as a professional journalist could potentially be charged with “illegal publishing.” It is an effective way to encourage self-censorship because any social network post that goes viral and annoys the authorities could now lead to a jail sentence. September 11, 2017 Champion of Internet freedom held in China The limited freedom available to Chinese Internet users is being reduced even further by a ban on anonymous online comments that will take effect on 1 October and the gradual elimination of foreign VPN services. The police arrested Zhen Jianghua in Zhuhai, in the southern province of Guangdong, on 1 September without giving any explanation, and are holding him in an unknown location. They arrested his partner at the same time, but released her six hours later. The couple’s apartment was searched twice, and electronic equipment was removed. In November, the police arrested the site’s founder, Huang Qi, a well-known journalist who was awarded the RSF Press Freedom Prize in the cyber-dissident category in 2004. He is in very poor health and it is feared that he could die in detention. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News News ChinaAsia – Pacific Judicial harassmentFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalistsInternet In 2016, the authorities targeted 64 Tianwang, an independent news website that won the 2016 RSF Press Freedom Prize. The year began with the trial of Wang Jing, one of the site’s freelance contributors. She was sentenced to four and a half years in prison. It was followed by the arrest of five of the site’s other contributors. Receive email alerts With just weeks to go to the start of the Communist Party’s 19th Congress on 18 October, President Xi has never been so close to realizing his long-standing dream of creating an Internet “with Chinese characteristics,” that is to say, an Internet under his complete control and entire purged of content contrary to his plans and the line he has imposed. Ranked 176th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, China is currently holding more than 100 journalists and cyber-journalists in its prisons. Great Firewall reinforced June 2, 2021 Find out more News Offensive against citizen-journalists Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more
News Help by sharing this information RSF_en August 27, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Horror at execution of Italian journalist Enzo Baldoni Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Reporters Without Borders expressed revulsion today at the “barbaric” death of Italian freelance journalist Enzo Baldoni, 56, who was executed in Iraq last night by his kidnappers. “We undertake to do everything possible to ensure that those responsible for this abominable killing are identified and brought to trial,” the organisation said. Organisation Reporters Without Borders expressed revulsion today at the “barbaric” death of Italian freelance journalist Enzo Baldoni, 56, who was executed in Iraq last night by his kidnappers, according to the pan-Arab TV news station Al-Jazeera and the Italian news agency Ansa. The Italian authorities also confirmed and condemned his execution. Baldoni worked for the independent weekly Diario della Settimana.”We are horrified by what has happened,” the international press freedom organisation said. “We express our full support for Enzo Baldoni’s family and friends and we undertake to do everything possible to ensure that those responsible for this abominable killing are identified and brought to trial.”Baldoni’s execution obviously reinforced concerns about French journalists Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot, of whom there has been no word since 19 August, Reporters Without Borders said. “But their situation is completely different as no one has claimed responsibility for any kidnapping and we continue to think that their nationality works in their favour,” it added.Baldoni went missing on 19 August, and a group calling itself the Islamic Army in Iraq claimed responsibility for his abduction on 24 August. His kidnappers said they could not continue to guarantee his safety if Italy did not withdraw its troops from Iraq within 48 hours.Baldoni’s family appealed for his release in a message broadcast on 25 August by the Italian public television service Rai Uno. The message, also carried by Al-Jazeera, talked of a “man of peace” and insisted that Baldoni was in Iraq for humanitarian reasons. He had participated in the transport of medicine to Najaf in two convoys operated by the Red Crescent and the Italian Red Cross.Reporters Without Borders had appealed yesterday to Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani to use all of his authority to put an end to the tragic series of hostage-takings that has accompanied the fighting in Najaf for nearly two weeks. It stressed that “journalists are civilians and should under no circumstances be used as bargaining chips or as a way to apply political pressure.” Follow the news on Iraq News December 16, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts IraqMiddle East – North Africa News February 15, 2021 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” to go further IraqMiddle East – North Africa