June 12

Jebali ends hunger strike after five weeks

first_img December 26, 2019 Find out more October 28, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jebali ends hunger strike after five weeks November 11, 2020 Find out more Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists News Imprisoned journalist Hamadi Jebali has called off the hunger strike he began on 15 September, Reporters Without Borders learned today in a phone call with his wife Wahida Jebali, who said she was allowed to visit him on 25 October. He ended his hunger strike on 21 October.She said the Tunisian government had promised to reconsider his case and open negotiations if he called off the hunger strike by 7 November. She added that he has lost lots of weight and is very weak, and has not yet been allowed a visit from a doctor. News RSF_en TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa ————————————————————————–05.10.2005 Concern about condition of Hamadi Jebali, on hunger strike for three weeks Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Help by sharing this information November 12, 2019 Find out more to go further Over 15 years ago, Reporters without Borders created its “Sponsorship Programme” and called upon the international media to select and support an imprisoned journalist. More than two hundreds news staffs around the globe are thus sponsoring colleagues by regularly petitioning authorities for their release and by publicising their situations so that their cases will not be forgotten.Currently, Hamadi Jebali is sponsored by Le Club de la Presse de Toulon. Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the state of health of imprisoned journalist Hamadi Jebali, who began his second hunger strike this year on 15 September. His wife, Wahida Jebali, has not been allowed to see him for the past two weeks. He has been in prison since 1991.“Hamadi Jebali’s strength is weakened a little bit more by each hunger strike,” the press freedom organisation said. “We call on the prison authorities to let Wahida Jebali visit her husband so that she can verify his state of health.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We also reiterate our call to President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali for the immediate and unconditional release of this journalist. It is unacceptable that Tunisia, which is hosting the next World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), has kept him in its jails for more than 14 years.”Reached by telephone, Wahida Jebali told Reporters Without Borders that the last time she was allowed to visit her husband was on 20 September, when she saw him for 45 minutes. Since then, she had been denied the right to visit him twice, on 27 September and again yesterday. The guards claimed that he “did not want to come out” of his cell.Wahida Jebali sent President Ben Ali the following message by telegram today:”Mr. President, I would like to inform you that I went to visit my husband Hamadi at Mahdia prison yesterday (4 October) and for the second time I was told he could not receive visits. My daughters and I are very frustrated at the idea that Hamadi is in danger and we can only ask you, Mr. President to intercede and save the life of my husband, who has been on hunger strike for 21 days.Wahida Jebali”Aged 56, Hamadi Jebali previously staged a hunger strike from 9 to 25 April in protest against his being kept in a prison 250 km from his family. He was transferred on 22 April to Mahdia prison, which is 60 km from Sousse where his family lives.Jebali was the publisher of the weekly Al Fajr, the mouthpiece of the Islamist group An Nahda. He was arrested on 31 January 1991 and was sentenced the same day to a year in prison for libel after publishing an opinion piece by a lawyer, Mohammed Nouri, calling for an end to military tribunals.At the end of a trial that violated international standards, he was sentenced on 28 August 1992 to 16 years in jail for “belonging to an illegal organisation” and “seeking to change the nature of he state.” He is due to be released in 2007. TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder News Follow the news on Tunisia News Organisation Receive email alertslast_img read more

June 12

Pasadena Rotary Club Sponsors 10 High School Students for a Weekend at Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp

first_img Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Albert Hernandez, Pasadena Rotary Club RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) co-chair pictured with Giselle Salas of Blair High School at the camp.On the weekend of April 17, over 300 high school juniors from the Rotary District 5300 gathered at Thousand Pines Camp in Crestline, CA for a 2 and half-day camp entitled RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards).The Pasadena Rotary Club interviewed candidates from public and private high schools, and sponsored ten local junior high students to participate. These students included: Emily O’Connor, La Salle High School; Juharah Worku, Marshall Fundamental High School; Giselle Salas, Blair High School; and from John Muir High School were Adrian Valencia, Anthony Izaguirre, Diego Obregon, Elsy Alvarado, Kylee Sharp, Melissa Herrera, and Prakash Dass. The weekend included activities such as the Trust Fall, Decision Dilemma, Cultural Walk, Egg Drop, and a surprise dance. The teens learned about working in a group, cultural diversity, and discovered their own leadership style and how to work with others of various styles.There were over 50 Rotarians there setting the example, leading groups, leading activities, and educating the teens about community service. According to Pasadena Rotary Club RYLA Co-Chair Albert Hernandez, “It was our goal that each teen learn about them selves and go back to their high school and implement projects that would benefit their community, in the name of Rotary”.Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. It is comprised of 1.2 million members working in more than 33,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographic regions.The Pasadena Rotary Club has over 200 members that meet at a weekly at the University Club Pasadena with amazing, dedicated members contributing to the well-being and growth of the community, region, and world. Pasadena Rotary will host a fundraiser on 5/21 open to the public to help raise funds to support its programs, some include: Happy Feet (providing shoes at the start of a school year for PUSD elementary school students); Adopt-A-School; Done In A Day; Toy Drive; RYLA -Teen Leadership; Rotoract; Interact; and Teachers of Excellence to name a few. More information on Rotary Club of Pasadena visit www.pasadenarotary.com or (626) 440-0908. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Simple Steps To Catch Your Crush’s Eye On InstagramHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Business News Community News Make a comment More Cool Stuffcenter_img Giving Back Pasadena Rotary Club Sponsors 10 High School Students for a Weekend at Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, April 27, 2015 | 11:59 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more