June 12

International support for Roxana Saberi ahead for her birthday

first_imgNews Follow the news on Iran News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Organisation to go further Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information IranMiddle East – North Africa After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists A total of 35 press freedom organisations have signed a joint appeal by Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists for the release of jailed Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who will be 32 on 26 April.The organisations have called for Saberi’s rights to be respected in a letter to the Iranian justice minister, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroodi.————————————————————————————-24 April 2009His Excellency Ayatollah Mahmud Hashemi ShahroodiJustice Ministry Bldg.Panzdeh-Khordad (Ark) Sq. Tehran, IranFax: 98 21 222 90 151Your Excellency:As journalists and members of the global press freedom community we are writing to express our concern about the April 17 sentencing of Roxana Saberi to eight years in prison on charges of espionage, after a closed, one-day trial.Saberi is a respected journalist who has lived in Iran for six years. She filed reports for NPR, the BBC, and other international news outlets before her press credentials were revoked in 2006.We call for Saberi to be released. Her judicial guarantees have to be respected, according to international standards.Trusting that you will fairly consider our collective request.Sincerely,ARTICLE 19, U.K. Algerian Centre for the Defence and Promotion of Press Freedom (CALP), Algeria Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Egypt Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo (ABRAJI), Brazil Association of Independent Electronic Media (ANEM), Serbia Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), Canada Cartoonists Rights Network, International (CRNI), U.S.A. Center for Media Studies and Peace Building (CEMESP), Liberia Centro de Periodismo y Etica Publica (CEPET), Mexico Committee to Protect Journalists, U.S.A. Independent Journalism Center (IJC), Moldova Index on Censorship, U.K. Institute of Mass Information (IMI), Ukraine Institute for Reporter Freedom and Safety (IRFS), Azerbaijan Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS), Peru International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Belgium International PEN Writers in Prison Committee, U.K International Press Institute (IPI), Austria Freedom House, U.S.A. Free Media Movement (FMM), Sri Lanka Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa (FLIP), Colombia Maharat Foundation, Lebanon Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), Namibia Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Ghana Media Watch, Bangladesh Mizzima News Agency, India/Burma Norwegian PEN, Norway Observatoire pour la liberté de presse, d’édition et de creation (OLPEC), Tunisia Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), Pakistan Reporters sans frontières (RSF), France Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), Thailand World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), Canada World Association of Newspapers (WAN), France World Press Freedom Committee (WPFC), U.S.A.For further information, contact Meredith Greene Megaw, at CPJ, 330 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10001, U.S.A., tel: +1 212 465 1004, fax: +1 212 465 9568, e-mail: [email protected], Internet: http://www.cpj.org or Soazig Dollet at RSF, 47, rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France, tel: +33 1 44 83 84 78, fax: +33 1 45 23 11 51, e-mail: [email protected], Internet: http://www.rsf.org center_img RSF_en News June 9, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News March 18, 2021 Find out more April 24, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 International support for Roxana Saberi ahead for her birthday February 25, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

September 24

Where Are The Ladies?

first_imgIt became apparent when we were scheduling Coaches Corner for the winter months that there are no women coaching high school varsity basketball in this area except for Coach Marlow at Rushville.  I was wondering what the reason for this might be.I am sure one of the reasons is the time factor.  Coaching basketball is now a 12-month a year job.  A lot of ladies with young children do not have the time (or want to take the time) to fulfill this commitment, unless there is a stay-at-home dad.  I do not think that Melissa Marlow of Rushville is married which gives her the additional time.I hope that another reason is not that school boards are reluctant to hire ladies to fill this job.  In the past, coaches like Cinda Lee Brown (Rushville), Donna Hoeing and Connie Dickman (Batesville) were very successful as head coaches.  It will be interesting to see if in the near future more ladies fill these jobs.last_img read more

September 17

Syracuse football, Pittsburgh to play at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 22

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse and Pittsburgh will start at 3:30 p.m. at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Nov. 22, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced in a press release Monday morning. The release also announced that the game will be aired on ESPNU.The game will come a week after an SU bye week and two weeks after the Orange was eliminated from bowl contention against then-No. 22 Duke in the Carrier Dome. The most Syracuse can do is win its last two games and finish with five wins, which will not qualify the team for postseason play.The Panthers most recently suffered a double-overtime, 51-48 loss to Duke on Nov. 1, and rested while SU faced the Blue Devils this past week. Pittsburgh is currently 4-5 with a 2-3 record in the ACC and will need two of its last three games — against North Carolina, Syracuse and Miami — to qualify for a bowl.The last time Syracuse and Pitt played was in the Carrier Dome on Nov. 23 of last season, meeting for the first time as ACC football opponents after years in the Big East. The Panthers won that game 17-16 before the Orange salvaged a bowl berth with a 34-31 win over Boston College a week later, and there will be no such drama this time around. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on November 10, 2014 at 12:05 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more