Four journalist killed since announced withdrawal of U.S. combat forces

first_img RSF_en February 15, 2021 Find out more November 22, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four journalist killed since announced withdrawal of U.S. combat forces Follow the news on Iraq to go further Organisation News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts December 28, 2020 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News IraqMiddle East – North Africa The press freedom organization calls for a proper investigation that results in both the perpetrators and instigators being brought to justice. It would be regrettable if this case went unpunished, like 99 per cent of the 230 murders of journalists that have taken place since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.Without an exemplary trial, those who murder journalists will continue to sow terror among the media throughout the country. Guaranteeing the safety of civilians, including journalists, who have been particularly exposed to the violence in Iraq since 2003, is a major challenge for the government.Al-Baghdadi was slain by three armed men who arrived at his family’s home in the east Mosul neighbourhood of As-Sadiq at around 6 p.m. and introduced themselves as members of the Iraqi army’s intelligence service.“They said they absolutely had to see Mazen,” the journalist’s father told an Iraqi press freedom NGO (Society to defending press freedom in Iraq). “I went into the house and called Mazen. As soon as he stepped out of the house, they shot him with a pistol.” The gunmen left immediately after fatally shooting Al-Baghdadi in the head.He had worked for Al-Mousiliya for the past seven months, presenting “Mosul fi-l Usbu” (A week in Mosul), “Sabah al-Kheir” (Good Morning) and other programmes. He was the second Al-Mousiliya journalist to be killed this year. A privately-owned station covering the northern province of Ninawa, Al-Mousiliya was created in April 2005.Al-Baghdadi was the sixth journalist to be murdered in Iraq since the start of the year and the fourth since the announced withdrawal of the last U.S. combat forces at the end of August. Tahrir Kadhem Jawad, a cameraman employed by the U.S. Arabic-language TV station Al-Hurra, was killed by a bomb in Jasr Al-Korma, in east Fallujah, as he was about to leave for work on 4 October. The bomb had been placed underneath his car.Safaa Al-Dine Abdul Hameed, the presenter of the Al-Mousiliya programme “Our Mosques,” was gunned down outside his home in Mosul as he was leaving for work on 8 September, just one day after Al-Iraqiya TV news presenter Riad Al-Saray was gunned down outside his home in Baghdad. Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns yesterday’s murder of 18-year-old TV presenter Mazen Mardan Al-Baghdadi in the northern city of Mosul. Al-Baghdadi, who worked for Mosul-based satellite TV station Al-Mousiliya, was gunned down outside his home by men claiming to be military intelligence officers. RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News December 16, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa Newslast_img read more

Fed: Household Debt Increases

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Fed: Household Debt Increases The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Fed: Household Debt Increases in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Tagged with: Household Debt Mortgage Debt New York Fed Student Loans Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Comment Period for Amendments to CFPB’s TILA/RESPA Rules Open Until March 16 Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 2/18/2015 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago February 17, 2015 1,281 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Americans stepped up their borrowing in the fourth quarter, with mortgage activity leading other categories.The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Tuesday that outstanding household debt increased $117 billion from the third quarter of last year to the fourth, putting total indebtedness at about $11.8 trillion as of the end of 2014.Balances went up across most categories, led by a $39 billion increase in mortgage debt to a total of $8.2 trillion. Student loan debt—a commonly cited obstacle for recent college graduates interested in owning a home—followed closely, increasing $31 billion to a total of $1.2 trillion.As student debt rose, delinquencies worsened, with about 11.3 percent at least 90 days past due compared to 11.1 percent at the end of Q3.”Although we’ve seen an overall improvement in delinquency rates since the Great Recession, the increasing trend in student loan balances and delinquencies is concerning,” said Donghoon Lee, research officer at the New York Fed. “Student loan delinquencies and repayment problems appear to be reducing borrowers’ ability to form their own households.”Mortgage originations, measured as appearances of new mortgage balances and refinance mortgages, increased to $355 billion, still low by historical standards, the New York Fed said.Among other findings: both auto loan and credit card debt also increased, rising $21 billion and $20 billion, respectively. Outstanding debt for home equity lines of credit fell, meanwhile, dropping $2 billion to a total of $510 billion.Meanwhile, the number of credit inquiries within six months—tracked as a gauge of demand for consumer credit—increased by 4 million quarter-over-quarter, reaching 175 million. Related Articles Share Save Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Tory Barringer Household Debt Mortgage Debt New York Fed Student Loans 2015-02-17 Tory Barringer Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

US 4th Fleet and Ecuador Navy Prepare for UNITAS 2020

first_imgBy DVIDS/Edited by Diálogo Staff October 22, 2020 Maritime planners from U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. Fourth Fleet and the Ecuadorean Navy conducted a virtual Final Planning Conference (FPC) September 22-25 in support of the upcoming UNITAS LXI exercise, scheduled to occur November 2-11, 2020 in Ecuador.Ecuadorean Navy Rear Admiral Daniel Ginéz, commander of Naval Operations and First Naval Zone, and Rear Admiral Don Gabrielson, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. Fourth Fleet, opened the conference on September 22, thanking participants for their commitment to building a successful proposed schedule of events.More than 60 planners from 11 partner nations, including representatives from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Army participated in this  conference. The virtual conference finalized the UNITAS LXI concept of operations, completed the tentative schedule of events, and finalized assigned roles and responsibilities.UNITAS LXI is scheduled to have multiple underway events to include maneuvering exercises advancing to coordinated warfare events and culminating with a multi-threat, multi-day scenario that allows participants to work together as a multinational force. Additionally, several live-fire events are scheduled for UNITAS LXI, to include a sinking exercise (SINKEX).“This is the team that will come together and we will celebrate our friendship and our partnership in a meaningful way to demonstrate our commitment to the world in working together […]. I’m grateful for all of the hard work of every person, of every partner, of every leader and every country to come to this point,” said Rear Adm. Gabrielson.UNITAS, Latin for “unity,” is the longest-running, multinational maritime exercise in the world. Conceived in 1959, UNITAS I took place in 1960. UNITAS LXI will focus on interoperability at sea with warfighting exercises, to include live-fire events, that work up to a multi-day scenario phase where participating forces come together to operate as a multinational force.last_img read more