first_imgNews Related documents Read in Turkish / Türkçe PDF – 306.29 KB Organisation News News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Help by sharing this information News Read in Turkish / Türkçe A strong international coalition is building for the release of Önderoglu and the two other people who were arrested at the same time on 20 June on “terrorist propaganda” charges – Şebnem Korur Fincancı, the president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT), and Ahmet Nesin, a journalist and author.After meeting yesterday with RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire, Ban voiced his “great concern” about the latest arrests in Turkey and, referring to Önderoglu, his “hope that he would be quickly released.” Ban commended RSF for its courageous and vital work in protecting media freedom and freedom of speech, and shared the concern expressed by Deloire about the increased threats, attacks and arrests of journalists worldwide who are just doing their job.Many other officials around the world have voiced concern about the three detained media freedom defenders and have stressed their support. They include European Parliament president Martin Schulz, who tweeted: “Turkish government gagging journalists goes on unabated. Yesterday’s arrest of Erol Önderoglu, Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Ahmet Nesin are against free press and EU values.”The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe also expressed strong concern. “Silencing these individuals, and thereby curbing pluralistic debate, is deeply damaging to not only the affected individuals and their loved ones, but also to society as a whole,” OSCE media freedom representative Dunja Mijatović said. “The authorities should drop the charges and stop using imprisonment as a way to fight differing voices.”The arrests go “against Turkey’s commitment to respect the fundamental rights, including freedom of media”, said Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s high representative for foreign affairs. “The EU has repeatedly stressed that Turkey, as a candidate country, must aspire to the highest possible democratic standards and practices.”Council of Europe commissioner for human rights Nils Muiznieks twitted. “Appalled by detention of human rights defenders in Turkey. I will take this up with the authorities.”Turkey is ranked 151st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression April 2, 2021 Find out more Christophe Deloire and Ban Ki-moon, June 21, 2016, UN, New York City RSF_en TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression Receive email alerts Following a meeting with Reporters Without Borders (RSF) yesterday in New York City, UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon expressed “great concern” about the detention of RSF Turkey representative Erol Önderoglu and the wish that Önderoglu would be “quickly released” by the Turkish authorities. April 2, 2021 Find out more Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further June 22, 2016 – Updated on June 23, 2016 Ban Ki-moon urges “quick release” of RSF’s Turkey representative Follow the news on Turkeylast_img read more

first_imgBen Masters/iStock(FORT COLLINS, Colo.) — A runner killed a mountain lion “in self-defense” after the animal attacked him along a trail in northern Colorado on Monday afternoon, authorities said.The unnamed man heard something behind him on the West Ridge Trail at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space in Fort Collins and was attacked as he turned around. The mountain lion lunged at him, biting into his face and wrist, according to a press release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.The runner was able to break free from the cougar’s powerful maw and defend himself, killing the wild cat as a result. The man was then able to get himself to a local hospital, where he was treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.“The runner did everything he could to save his life,” Mark Leslie, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s northeast regional manager, said in a statement Monday afternoon. “In the event of a lion attack you need to do anything in your power to fight back just as this gentleman did.”Wildlife officials later located the body of a young mountain lion on the trail near several of the runner’s possessions. The animal was taken to a lab for a necropsy.“Mountain lion attacks are not common in Colorado and it is unfortunate that the lion’s hunting instincts were triggered by the runner,” Ty Petersburg, area wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said in a statement Monday afternoon. “This could have had a very different outcome.”Fewer than 20 people have died from cougar attacks in North America in more than 100 years. Mountain lions are quiet, solitary, elusive predators that typically avoid humans, but it’s important to remain alert if you’re in an area where they live, according to the press release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img Lauren Culp, Filene Research Institute’s Cooperative Trust manager, described four 21st-century credit union models derived from research the Madison, Wis.-based “think and do” tank conducted.She addressed the CUNA National Young Professionals Conference  Thursday in Madison, Wis.The four models range in their mix of high- and low-touch interaction with members as well as their positioning as a single financial service provider or one of many financial service providers in consumers’ lives. continue reading » Lauren Culp – CUNA photocenter_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgCaribbean-born actress Parisa Fitz-Henley thrilled TV audiences in the role of American actress Meghan Markle as the Lifetime movie, “Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance,” premiered on Sunday May 13, ahead of the Royal Wedding this Saturday.The Kingston-born Fitz-Henley, 41, lit up the screen as she joined Murray Fraser in chronicling the courtship and love story between Prince Harry and his fiancée.Performance seemed like the real Meghan Feedback from those who watched the TV show was that Fitz-Henley’s performance was so good many assumed it was Markle herself on the screen.The film documents from the moment the couple met after being set up on a blind date by friends, through their initial courtship when they were able to keep their romance under wraps, and ultimately the intense global media attention surrounding their relationship and Meghan’s life as a divorced bi-racial American actress.“Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance” was executive produced by Merideth Finn and Michele Weiss and written by Scarlett Lacey and Terrence Coli. The wedding of the real-life Prince and Markle will occur Saturday at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The ceremony itself begins at noon UK time or 8 AM ET. ABC News will begin with a special edition of Good Morning America from 5-10 AM ET May 19. GMA co-anchor Robin Roberts and World News Tonight’s David Muir will lead the live coverage from Windsor. Dad cannot attend wedding Markle’s dad, Thomas Markle, told TMZ that he will not attend the royal wedding and walk his daughter down the aisle following the controversy about his staged paparazzi photos. He also told the site that he suffered a heart attack six days ago but checked himself out of the hospital to attend the nuptials. However, “he’s now decided not to go because he doesn’t want to embarrass the Royal Family or his daughter.”Presiding Episcopal Bishop Michal Curry will join The Dean of Windsor, The Rt. Revd. David Conner, who will conduct the Service. The Most Revd. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, will officiate as the couple make their marriage vows.last_img read more

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsIt was a survival of the fittest for the L.V. Rogers Bombers.Sarah Fuhr scored 19 points and Kiandra McLaren added 16 as shorthanded LVR outlasted the Fernie Falcons in the final of the Bomber Classic High School Girl’s Basketball Tournament Saturday at the Hangar.LVR, entering the season with only nine players, played the game with six with three reserves sitting on the bench with injury. Guards Brittany Wheeler and Jessica Carmichael and forward Samantha Einarson all sat out the final.“I was just happy to get through the game without anyone else getting hurt,” said Bomber coach Bruce Fuhr. “When players are seeing that many minutes, fatigue can set in and injuries can result.”“I just hope we can get a few of our injured players back for the (league) game in Trail (against Crowe Hawks) Tuesday,” he added.LVR did not have the greatest start in the championship contest as the squad missed numerous easy shots inside. The miscues allowed the tenacious Falcons to grab an 11-10 after one quarter.In the second, the Bombers finally got its up-tempo game in gear out scoring Fernie 18-8 led by Fuhr, who had eight assist in the game, with eight points. LVR opened the quarter on an 11-0 run, sparked by a two-one-two zone press.In the second half McLaren got into the act offensively scoring 12 points to lead LVR offensively.Rachel Moulson had 12 rebounds with Emily Klapstein had seven boards.“Kiandra was one of our better players this weekend,” said Fuhr. “She really ran the floor well and took the ball to the hoop with aggression throughout the tournament.”LVR opened the tournament Friday by pounding the Prince Charles Comets of Creston 54-21. Fuhr paced the Bomber attack with 23 points, including four three-pointers. McLaren added 14 points.The Bombers then played one if its best games of the season dumping Fernie 74-30. The Bombers jumped out to a 13-6 lead in the first quarter, but really put the game away with a 23-4 third quarter rout.Fuhr led the scoring with 19 points. Kyndle Doolan added 14 along with 11 rebounds while Melinda Halstead had 10. Moulson also had 11 boards for LVR.The Bombers now travel to Trail Tuesday to meet the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks in West Kootenay High School Girl’s Basketball League [email protected]last_img read more