June 12

Provincial correspondent gets three-month suspended prison sentence for using leaked documents

first_imgNews News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa May 18, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns the three-month suspended prison sentence and fine of 30,000 dinars (350 euros) which a court in the city of Annaba (600 km east of Algiers) imposed yesterday on journalist Noureddine Boukraa for “violating the confidentiality of a judicial investigation by use of classified documents.” The court dismissed additional charges of libel and damaging the “reputation of a state entity” brought by the prosecutor’s office, which had requested a more severe sentence.“Press offences should not be punished by prison sentences, whether suspended or not,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The fragile freedoms available to journalists in Algeria need to be consolidated by means of legislative reform. Boukraa was punished despite respecting and applying the correct procedures for journalistic investigation and verification.”A correspondent for the national Arabic-language daily Ennahar, Boukraa was convicted in connection with a 12 November 2007 article in which, on the basis of leaked documents, he accused members of the police of influence-peddling.————————————————————22.10.2008 Reporters without borders urges dismissal of case after ministry seeks one year jail sentence against journalistReporters Without Borders said today it was shocked that the public ministry had called for a one-year jail sentence against journalist Noureddine Boukraa, at a court hearing in Annaba, 600 kilometres east of the capital Algiers on 13 October 2008. Sentence is due on 26 October.Boukraa, who worked for the daily newspaper Ennahar, was convicted of three charges after the public security chief in Annaba, Draia Messaoud, laid a complaint over an article on 12 November 2007, in which the journalist accused members of the local police force of influence-peddling. He was charged with “breaching the confidentiality of an investigation by using classified documents”, “damaging the reputation of a constitutional state body” and “defamation”. Messaoud, who is a civil party to the case, is claiming 60,000 dinars (700 euros) in damages.The journalist obtained his information from a former head of the security branch of the police force, who has also been charged. Boukraa was held in custody from March to June 2008. “The court has cast doubt on my profession as a journalist by charging me with telling the truth”, Boukraa told Reporters Without Borders. He said the judges did not contest the reliability of what he reported but the fact of divulging the information.“I am in now way obliged to preserve secrecy when an official stops respecting his commitment to public service and is motivated by personal gain”, he added.“Noureddine Boukraa is facing prison for having exposed nepotism within some services of the police. This case shows how some representatives of the public ministry are subjugated to local bosses and their highly-placed protectors,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“It would be completely unacceptable for the journalist to be jailed for having sought to inform the public about certain abuses. We urge the court in Annaba to dismiss and close the case”, it added. Organisation Boukraa has now left Ennahar and is working for the daily newspaper Algérie News. Algeria is ranked 121st out of 173 countries on Reporters Without Borders’ world press freedom rankings released on 22 October 2008. For more information. October 27, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Provincial correspondent gets three-month suspended prison sentence for using leaked documents Help by sharing this information May 12, 2021 Find out morecenter_img April 29, 2021 Find out more Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en to go further Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Follow the news on Algeria News Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria Newslast_img read more

May 31

What Happened to Wages?

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Share Save One day after announcing that unemployment claims rose for the third straight week, the Labor Department announced that job growth surged past expectations in June. The latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that non-farm payroll jobs reached 222,000 last month, well past the expected gain of 180,000.The Labor Department credited increased worker hours for the surge. The average workweek increased from 34.4 to 34.5 hours per week from may to June. Employment increased in health care (up 37,000 jobs), social assistance (up 23,000), financial activities (up 17,000), and mining (up 8,000).Employment in other major industries, including construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, transportation and warehousing, information, and government, however, showed little change over the month.Curt Long, Chief Economist at the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU), reminded that while the growth in jobs is great news, “wage growth has stalled, which will add to fears that low inflation may not improve any time soon.”Average hourly earnings increased four cents, just 0.2 percent, in June, to $26.25. That’s better than the 0.1 percent gain in May, though not by much. However, year-over-year, the average hourly wage was up 2.5 percent in June, or 63 cents an hour. Than compares to an uptick of 2.4 percent in May. In June, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 4 cents to $22.03.The latest numbers showed divisions among Fed officials over how great a concern sluggish wage growth actually is, Long said. “While we may see the Fed trimming its balance sheet later this year, another rate hike is looking less likely.”Also causing some consternation among economists is the unusually low unemployment picture. In May, unemployment hi a 16-year low at 4.3 percent. In June that number crept upwards to 4.4 percent. While that could signal greater confidence in the labor market, it could also be an artificial optimism in that more people are simply looking for work.The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was unchanged at 1.7 million in June. Long-term unemployed accounted for 24.3 percent of all unemployed. Over the year, the number of long-term unemployed was down by 322,000. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Employment Rate Labor Department NAFCU 2017-07-07 Scott Morgan Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe Previous: Homeowners Associations: The Robin Hood of Foreclosure Next: The TRID Picture Becomes Clearercenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Scott Morgan Tagged with: Employment Rate Labor Department NAFCU What Happened to Wages? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago July 7, 2017 1,223 Views Home / Daily Dose / What Happened to Wages? Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

May 3

JULY 2, 2016 “READERS FORUM”

first_imgWHAT’S ON YOUR MIND TODAY?“IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Monday.Todays READERS POLL question is: DO you feel that Evansville City Council is transparent?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributeFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

November 18

Telly Awards: Croatian tourist films again won significant awards

first_imgRIJEKA – I miss the silver winner of Telly in the category Branded Content: Travel / Tourism The Telly Awards showcases the best works recorded for television and other media each year. The festival received more than 13.000 entries from all five continents, and the winners of the Telly Awards represent the work of some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world.  The films of the production company BALDUČI FILM were awarded with three big prizes: The film RIJEKA I MISS YOU was shot for the Tourist Board of the City of Rijeka, and Croatian actors also took part in the film: Alen Liverić, Natalija Đorđević, Jana Škrgulja, Edi Ćelić, photographer Iva Znaor and girl Lara Zgrablić. In addition to the actors, there are other members of the team: Bobby Grubić, Robert Kalčić and Pavle Kaplanec. • CROATIA YOUR NEXT FILMING DESTINATION – gold in the category Branded Content: Videography / Cinematography, for which the cameraman Jalil Armijo is responsible “In ancient times, Socrates said that there are no coincidences and that every coincidence happens for a reason. That’s how we in the team think. When you win the first prize you think by accident, but when the prizes happen often and for almost every film in our production, we are convinced that this is the reason for the quality of our films. We are sorry when some clients do not trust us, do not want to pay the registration fee for participating in the festival, but they congratulate us and look forward to the mutual success. I believe in my team, I believe in our films that have a recognizable handwriting, and yet they are different. Every award makes us happy, from the smallest to the largest and every award is welcome because it has a motivating effect. We are often not awarded at a festival, sometimes we do not enter the final round, but we still send our next film to the festival aware that we cannot always win – but we like to compete and prove ourselves. Choosing a winner is a matter of the jury’s taste, the amount of films received and it is often difficult to decide who is better in the mass of entries – I know this from my own experience as a jury member at many festivalsSaid the producer and screenwriter of the award-winning films Spomenko Saraga.  At the prestigious American festival The Telly Awards, which was held for the 41st time this year, Croatian films once again won significant awards. RIJEKA AND MISS YOU  The film CROATIA YOUR NEXT FILMING DESTINATION was shot with the support of the Croatian National Tourist Board, interestingly without the support of HAVC, in order to promote Croatia as an excellent destination for shooting all types of films.center_img “The films are in competition at several more festivals and expecting results, we hope for some more awards”Concluded Saraga. The films were written by Spomenka Saraga, who is also the producer of the films, directed by Herve Tirmarche and cameraman and editor Jalil Armi.  Films produced by BALDUČI FILMA have won over 13 world awards and recognitions in the last 50 years, the Grand Prix, and the films UNIQUE DUBROVNIK and DUBROVNIK AND TIME have entered the top 10 tourist films in the world. • CROATIA YOUR NEXT FILMING DESTINATION – gold for the best film in the category promotional film Travel / Tourism  CROATIA YOUR NEXT FILMING DESTINATION You can watch the movies in the attachment. So far, these films have already won several awards: at the largest ITB tourism fair in Berlin, at the jubilee 20th edition of THE GOLDEN CITY GATE festival silver awards, and at the New York Festivals also a silver medal for the film RIJEKA I MISS YOU, which is normally awarded in Las Vegas during the NAB show, which like the ITB in Berlin was not held, so the prizes will be delivered to us by mail.last_img read more