Unacceptable police violence against journalists covering demonstrations

first_img News Follow the news on Greece December 9, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Unacceptable police violence against journalists covering demonstrations GreeceEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Organisation News News News to go further Reporters Without Borders calls on the Greek authorities to publicly condemn cases of police violence against journalists during the demonstrations of the past few weeks and to give the police clear instructions not to use violence against media personnel in the future. The press freedom organization also demands an investigation into the recent cases. The level of violence employed by the police has been outrageous. Journalists said they were thrown to the ground and beaten, or were prevented from working by use of physical force. The police have also forced some journalists, including the Reporters Without Borders correspondent, to delete the photographs they had taken.“Journalists have a duty to provide the public with coverage of newsworthy events including demonstrations,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The police should not treat them as if they were demonstrators. Furthermore, the police have no right to demand that they are not photographed while performing official duties. If they are behaving in a strictly legal manner, they should have nothing to hide.”In one of the latest cases, Belgian news photographer Maxime Gyselinck was thrown to the ground and repeatedly hit by police at around 7:30 p.m. on 6 December on Benaki Street in the Athens district of Exarchia. When Greek freelance photographer Vangelis Patsialos went to help him, he was treated in exactly the same way. The police finally stopped hitting them when they realised they were journalists. One of the policemen then advised them to go to a hospital. Gyselinck was diagnosed with a fractured arm that was put in a plaster and a cracked rib, and was told to stop working for two weeks.The Reporters Without Borders correspondent in Greece was physically accosted by police several times on 6 December while photographing the way anti-riot police were using violence against protesters. The police ordered to delete her photos but she refused to comply.In an earlier case, Agence France-Presse photographer Aristotelis Messinis was manhandled by police three times while covering a demonstration in Athens on 17 November. He filed a complaint.The demonstrations taking place on 6 December, which were dispersed by anti-riot police, were to mark the second anniversary of the death of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, a 15-year-old youth who was shot dead by the police in the Athens district of Exarchia in 2008.Greece was ranked 70th in this year’s Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, a sharp fall from last year, when it was ranked 35th.center_img Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Greece’s new guidelines for policing protests threaten press freedom GreeceEurope – Central Asia April 29, 2021 Find out more The Greek police must show journalists can trust it with their protection after one was murdered and another is threatened Receive email alerts February 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Joy for Limerick as renowned referee promotes engineering careers.

first_img Previous article#BREAKING Health alert as measles case confirmed in LimerickNext articleUL get into the business of awards. Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp TAGSBarry O’ SullivanengineeringJobsJoy NevillielimerickLITPaschal MeehanUniversity of Limerick NewsEducationJoy for Limerick as renowned referee promotes engineering careers.By Staff Reporter – January 17, 2018 2487 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash 15.01.2018.Limerick for Engineering Launch, Analog Devices, Raheen Limerick.Joining Joy Neville to launch the event were, Cara Herdman, Laurel Hill, Eoghan Herdman, St. Clements and Rachel Cahalane, UL. Picture: Alan PlaceInternational World Rugby Referee of the Year, Joy Nevillie launched Limerick for Engineering Showcase 2018. The showcase aims to encourage school leavers, particularly young women, to consider a future in a highly skilled, well paid engineering career, in the Mid West.jAlready breaking down stereotypes on the sports field Joy Nevillie joined forces with Limerick for Engineering at the launch of its annual mid-west showcase Monday evening to encourage more young women into the field of engineering.The Mid West Limerick for Engineering Showcase 2018 will take place on March first, in Shannon Airport, and offers secondary school students, guidance counsellors, parents and teachers an opportunity to meet more than thirty mid west companies (indigenous and multi national); it allows them to observe their most cutting edge technologies, witness demonstrations by their full time engineers and receive first hand information about this exciting and ever developing career path.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Representatives from Limerick Institute of Technology, the University of Limerick, the Limerick Clare ETB will also be on hand to outline the various courses and routes that are available to students, and provide information on interesting engineering careers in the Mid-West.15.01.2018. Limerick for Engineering Launch, Analog Devices, Raheen Limerick. Joining Joy Neville to launch the event were, Louise Bible, UL, Rachel Cahalane, UL, Rob Corby, UL, John Stenson, Ard Scoil Ris, Kalin Foy, Cholaiste Ciaran Croom, Roisin O’Halloran, Crescent Comprehensive, Eoghan Herdman, St. Clements and Cara Herdman, Laurel Hill. Picture: Alan PlaceIn it’s fourth year, the free showcase is the brainchild of the Limerick for Engineering consortium – an industry led collaboration between 30 leading companies in the mid west; the region’s education providers; and IDA and Enterprise Ireland.Lending her support to Limerick for Engineering’s objectives, former rugby international Joy Nevillie said she was delighted to support an initiative that not only works to further develop a highly skilled and well paid sector in the mid west, but also actively encourages young women into this exciting and lucrative career.“Limerick for Engineering’s purpose is to increase the quantity and quality of engineering talent in the region, while encouraging more women into the sector. There is no reason why women should not make up fifty per cent of the engineering sector in Ireland, and this showcase opens up the various engineering career possibilities to all school leavers – male and female, their parents, and guidance councillors.”Speaking at the showcase’s launch in Analog Devices, Raheen Business Park, Limerick Monday evening, Paschal Meehan, Head of the Faulty of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology at LIT & Chairperson of Limerick for Engineering had one simple message: “Engineering is for everybody. The recent significant success in delivering jobs to the region means that never before has there been such a wide range of new and exciting careers available in engineering. These careers are in different disciplines and at many different levels and specialisms such as apprenticeships, technicians, engineers along with research and development,” he said.Barry O’Sullivan, General Manager, Johnson & Johnson Vision & President of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland added, “A career in engineering is a career in the mid west. There are 23,200 employed within the engineering sector in the region with an expected growth rate of 4,700 engineering jobs nationally through to 2020. The engineering profession is the second highest occupation growth rate, and we are keen to support that growth with a well paid and skilled workforce,”“For anyone with an interest in engineering as a career the Mid West Limerick for Engineering Showcase 2018 is an event not to be missed.” he concluded.More education news here. 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Lambert ready for huge step up

first_img “I can remember [Michael] Laudrup saying before the season that anything above top eight is unachievable for teams like Swansea and Southampton,” said Lambert, preparing for Saturday’s league trip to Aston Villa. “At the time I was a little bit like ‘No, we’ll prove them wrong,’ but I can understand now why he said it. “It’s just the squad sizes, the depth, it’s completely different and it’s not unmanageable, you can do it, but I think we understand what we need to do to get there and, hopefully, we can take that step, but it’s going to be hard, we understand that. “It’s definitely one of the biggest challenges in football.” Lambert said Southampton must retain coveted manager Mauricio Pochettino, in-demand stars like Luke Shaw and also add a clutch of first-rate signings to stand any chance of making that giant leap forward next term. “Obviously, we’ve got to keep the best players, keep the manager and, hopefully, bring in three or four quality players,” said Lambert, outlining the size of the task. “The quicker it [Pochettino’s future] gets sorted, the better.” Keen to see Southampton recruit up front, he said: “I hope so, I don’t want to be the only striker really, I want them to bring in top-quality players and I think we do need a striker, so I hope so. Target man Lambert said he approached Saints’ second season back in the top flight determined to make a mockery of the struggle to infiltrate the Premier League elite. As the south coast club close in on an eighth-place finish to trump last term’s 14th, Lambert conceded commanding a seat at England’s top table has proved far harder than he ever realised. Southampton will face “one of the biggest challenges in football” to break into the Barclays Premier League top six next season, according to striker Rickie Lambert. Press Association “This club’s used to moving forward and that’s what we’re hoping for again, so it’s going to be a big summer and, hopefully, we’re going to be OK.” World Cup hopeful Lambert believes the final four league games of the season leave plenty of time for prospective England stars to state their case to coach Roy Hodgson. Unsure whether he will make the cut, Lambert said he will have no regrets whether he jets out to Brazil or not after a strong season with Saints. “I think these games will definitely matter,” he said. “Roy’s obviously watching everyone, so it’s going to be hard decisions and that’s good. “He wants hard decisions and he’s going to have a few. “I understand I might be one of those situations, so I’ve just got to try and do well now, and score some goals in the remaining four games. “I always want to do better, but what I think I’ve done is given my all. “I could have scored more goals, I always think that, but I’ve done as well as I could, I’ve given everything. I’ve got no complaints myself. “I don’t think about it too much, I would say. “I do think about it, but it’s not keeping me up at night or anything like that. “If it’s going to happen it’s going to happen. “I already understand there’s a big possibility that it might not happen. “That’s not to say that I’m not desperate to go, but, like I said, if it’s going to happen it’s going to happen.” last_img read more

GFA charges Hearts of Oak on three counts after violent conduct of fans

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association has charged Hearts of Oak on three counts for the violent behaviour of their fans in Sunday’s 3-1 home defeat to Wa All Stars in Accra.The first charge, the Phobians are said to have breached Articles 58 and 59 of the GFA Disciplinary Code and Articles 35(1)(a), 35(3)(b), 35(4), 35(7)(a) and 35(7)(d) the GFA General Regulations.On or about the 20th minute of the match, when the first goal was scored against them, Hearts supporters threw water bottles and other objects at assistant Referee 2, Freeman Anwulo and onto the field of play.That this behaviour of your supporters resulted in a hold up of play for about six (6) minutes in violation of the GFA Regulations.The second charge, when the match officials were walking to the dressing room at half time, the club’s supporters threw water bottles and other objects at the match officials.Also during the second half of play, anytime a decision goes against your club, your supporters threw water bottles and other objects at the two assistant referees and onto the field of play in violation of the GFA Regulations. Charge three, immediately after the final whistle of the match, the supporters threw water bottles, stones and other objects at match officials and the security men escorting them into the dressing room.They held the match officials hostage for over 35 minutes until the police rescued the match officials in police vehicle to the Police Station in violation of the GFA Regulations.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more