Appeal court suspends prison sentences for two journalists sued by Gaddafi

first_img News News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Follow the news on Algeria Receive email alerts April 4, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal court suspends prison sentences for two journalists sued by Gaddaficenter_img AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Reporters Without Borders voiced relief at an Algiers appeal court’s decision today to give two journalists suspended sentences of six months in prison and a fine of 50,000 dinars (50 euros) instead of the 12-month jail terms and fine of 500,000 dinars requested by the prosecutor. The appeal court also rejected the prosecutor’s request for the newspaper to be suspended for a year.The ruling effectively concludes the libel suit brought last October against Ali Fodil, the editor of the Arabic-language daily Ech-Chourouk, and Naïla Berrahal, one of his journalists, by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi over reports published two months earlier which, it was alleged, “attacked his person, the Libyan state and the security of the Algerian and Libyan states.”“The sentences requested by the prosecutor were out of all proportion and unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Nonetheless, even a suspended prison sentence is a serious press freedom violation. The sentences will always weigh on the two journalists and restrict their freedom of expression. We take this opportunity to call for the decriminalization of press offences.”The two journalists had referred the case to an appeal court after a lower court sentenced them to six months in prison. The prosecutor reacted by requesting even heavier sentences, prompting Reporters Without Borders to issue a release voicing outrage. to go further April 29, 2021 Find out more May 18, 2021 Find out more News Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

#newmusic CHINA FIELD RECORDINGS – ‘Kotoia ta loa’

first_imgAdvertisement News#newmusic CHINA FIELD RECORDINGS – ‘Kotoia ta loa’By Eric Fitzgerald – July 25, 2014 740 Previous article#newmusic GOING 90 – ‘Slow’Next articleEmergency Road Closures Limerick Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. Twitter Facebook Linkedincenter_img Email WhatsApp Print LIMERICK musician and field recordist Brendan Donnelly, one part of China Field Recordings, has released a new track. Using portable recording equipment, Brendan and Basque musician Benat Fuentes travelled throughout the Zhejiang region in China capturing the sounds of rural Chinese folk and ethnic music. ‘Kotoia ta loa’ was created using sounds from Mr and Mrs Pan’s cotton workshop located on Hangzhou’s famous He Fang Street. Hear it at www.chinafieldrecordings.comSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up last_img read more

Marin Ireland Will Lead Kill Floor Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Tony nominee Marin Ireland and Nicholas L. Ashe will star in the world premiere of Abe Koogler’s Kill Floor. The Lincoln Center Theater production will begin off-Broadway performances on October 3 at the Claire Tow Theater. It will open officially on October 19 and is scheduled to run through November 15 at the Claire Tow Theater.Ireland earned a Tony nod for her performance in Reasons to Be Pretty; her additional credits include Big Knife and After Miss Julie on Broadway, Blasted and The Ruby Sunrise off-Broadway and The Slap and The Divide on screen. Ashe appeared off-Broadway previously in Manhattan Theatre Club’s Choir Boy.Kill Floor marks Koogler’s professional debut and follows Andy (Ireland), an ex-con who returns home to take a job at a slaughterhouse as she attempts reconciliation with her 15-year-old son (Ashe).The cast will also include Jeremy Bobb, Natalie Gold and Samuel H. Levine. The LCT3 production will feature sets by Daniel Zimmerman, costumes by Jessica Pabst, lighting by Ben Stanton and an original score and sound design by Brandon Wolcott.last_img read more