With 48 killed since January, 2006 is deadliest year for press since start of war

first_img Help by sharing this information IraqMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News October 17, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 With 48 killed since January, 2006 is deadliest year for press since start of war With a total of 48 journalists and media assistants killed in cold blood since the start of January, 2006 is already the deadliest year for the Iraqi press since the start of the war in March 2003, Reporters Without Borders said today, condemning targeted violence against media.“Journalists are being attacked more often that Iraqi politicians, who work in the Green Zone where the parliament, ministries and US embassy is located and who are protected by private security companies,” the press freedom organisation said.“But Iraqi journalists get no protection and have to work with the population, which makes them more vulnerable to attack,” Reporters Without Borders continued. “We reiterate our call to the Iraqi authorities to finally guarantee a safer work environment for all media personnel.”Toll of employees killed in attack on new TV station rises to 11The toll of employees left dead by the targeted attack on 12 October on the new Iraqi TV station Al Shaabiya has risen to 11. The dead include director Abdel Rahim Nasrallah Al Shumari, deputy director Nawfal Al Shumari, technicians Hussein Ali, Dhakir Hussein Al Shuwaili and Ahmad Shaaban, and head administrator Sami Nasrallah Al Shumari. Five security guards were also killed, while journalists Mishtak Al Maamuri and Mohammed Kazem Al Finiyin are still in a critical condition in hospital.The attack was carried out by masked gunmen who pulled up outside the TV station’s new premises at 8 a.m., shot the security guards outside and then went inside looking for any journalists they could find. One journalist had time to call a colleague and ask him to alert the police. After dialling the emergency number, 130, without success, he got through to an operator on a different emergency number, 104. Despite the urgency, the operator asked him to file a report with the police because, he said, it was impossible to send out a patrol each time an attack took place.Two Al Irakiya journalists killed, cartoonist shot and woundedRaid Qais Al Shammari, a journalist working for the TV station Al Irakiya and the radio station Sawt Al Irak, was shot dead at the wheel of his car on 13 October in the Baghdad district of Al Dora. Another Al Irakiya journalist, Ali Halil, was murdered by gunmen yesterday in the Baghdad district of Al Hurriye.Dhiaa Al Hajjar, a cartoonist working for the newspaper Al Sabah, was meanwhile shot and wounded by gunmen in Baghdad on 13 October. His condition is reported to be stable.The TV station Al Irakiya and the daily Al Sabah are part of the Iraqi Media Network (IMN), which was created by the coalition forces after they had taken Baghdad in 2003. Many journalists working for these media have received letters warning they will be killed if they do not give their jobs.Journalist freed by kidnappersWe have just learned that Ali Karim, the editor of the weekly Nadb Al Shabab, was released on 11 October after his family paid a ransom of 30,000 dollars. Karim was tortured for three days and still has burns on his hands and back.A total of 123 journalists and media assistants have been killed and 51 have been kidnapped since the start of the war in 2003. Four of the kidnap victims are still being held hostage. RSF_en News News News Organisation Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” to go further Follow the news on Iraq Reporters Without Borders reiterates its condemnation of targeted attacks on the media after the total of journalists and media assistants killed since the start of January reached 48, making 2006 the deadliest year for the Iraqi press since the war began in 2003. The organisation again calls on the Iraqi authorities to take the necessary measures to guarantee a safer work environment for all media personnel. February 15, 2021 Find out more December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Regeneron advises students to focus on STEM subjects

first_imgTwitter Leaving Cert and Junior Cert orals and practical exams cancelled Previous articleTime for reparationNext articleScrap metal fire poses serious health risks Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Comment: NAPD on the cancellation of the Junior and Leaving Certificate Oral and Practical Exams Facebook STEPS Engineers Week kicking off in Limerick this weekend Regeneron’s Ed Keogh, Aidan Neville and Mike Lynch putting the finishing touches to the Learning Hub revamp.Students returning to school or starting their third level education should focus on technology and science subjects, a leading Limerick company has advised.Regeneron is highlighting the benefits of studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) through its sponsorship of a local initiative, the Learning Hub (formerly St. Martin’s Centre) in Thomondgate. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The company is Ireland’s largest scale bulk biologics production facility and is based in Raheen Business Park with more than 800 full time staff.Regeneron is actively committed to supporting STEM development in local education through various community initiatives. One of its key focuses has been its sponsorship of the Science Hub within the Learning Hub. This is the first initiative of its kind in Limerick and works with primary school children from fourth to sixth class, along with their teachers and parents, to deliver engaging and exciting experiences of STEM subjects.The Science Hub runs four main project strands which cover a range of age groups such as science magic shows, Science Hub school projects, Science Hub after-school and public engagement projects. This year’s Leaving Certificate results showed a five per cent increase in the numbers studying STEM subjects at higher level when compared to 2016, with more than one third of students sitting the higher-level Maths paper.Regeneron Vice President Fred Austin believes that STEM participation needs to increase even further to meet future demand nationally.“A proven way to encourage more participation is by ensuring students are exposed to STEM learning at a younger age. An increase in the number of students studying STEM subjects in school is of vital importance for Regeneron and companies within the STEM sector and also to ensure Ireland avoids a national skills shortage in these areas in the future”. “At Regeneron, we recognise the positive benefits of engaging with young people to encourage interest and a passion from an early age in the STEM sector. The Science hub allows primary school children to learn about science in a fun and engaging way that encourages imagination, intrigue and interest. Creating this curious mindset in young people is key to opening up a whole world of future opportunities.” As well as sponsoring the Science Hub, Regeneron’s Facilities team spent time over the summer giving the entire Learning Hub building and its grounds a complete revamp. Learning Hub chairperson Gillian Barry said, “Environment helps to shape behaviour, to uplift, motivate, engage and inspire. Thanks to Regeneron the Learning Hub is once again an inspiring yellow beacon of light right in the heart of the community”.Click here for more education news. Ahead of International Women in Engineering Day, Engineers Ireland calls for students to consider CAO options Limerick Post Show | Homemade tripods Advertisementcenter_img Email TAGSengineeringFred AustinGillian BarryLeaving CertificateMathsRaheen Business ParkRegeneronscienceScience HubSt Martin’s CentreSTEMTechnologythe Learning Hubthomondgate NewsEducationRegeneron advises students to focus on STEM subjectsBy Bernie English – August 29, 2018 7586 Linkedin WhatsApp Online registration for Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades opens Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

State budget and road funding bill signed into law

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law a balanced budget and new infrastructure funding yesterday.The biennial budget and state’s transportation funding plan gained final legislative approval late last week.The transportation funding plan does include a 10 cent per gallon tax increase on both gasoline and diesel fuel.Lawmakers say that on average you will only $6 per month increase per vehicle.New registration fees will be added as well. Most vehicles will see a $15 fee, electric cars will have a $150 fee, while hybrid vehicles will have a $75 fee.These fees will go to the county to improve county roads.There is also a provision in the legislation that would allow lawmakers to create toll roads, but they would have to be approved by the state budget committee first.Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Frye-Bite-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.That’s State Representative Randy Frye.The state budget funds several priorities outlined in Governor Holcomb’s Next Level legislative agenda in January, including incentives to increase the amount of venture capital in the state, regional economic development, pre-K expansion, pay increases for law enforcement officers and more.last_img read more