Radio journalist and driver freed after being held for three days

first_img RSF_en Receive email alerts RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Help by sharing this information SomaliaAfrica Radio Shabelle reporter Mohammed Bashir Sheik Abdirahman and his driver Osman Qoryoley were released on 24 March after being held for three days, Reporters Without Borders has learned from their employer. Abdirahman told his station they were “treated well” and that the “government troops guarding them gave them all they needed.” They were arrested on 21 March after taking photos at Mogadishu international airport where the Prime Minister was supposed to give a news conference.———–21.03.2007 – Security forces arrest radio journalist and driverReporters Without Borders said it was baffled by the arrest of Radio Shabelle reporter Mohammed Bashir Sheik Abdirahman and his driver Osman Qoryoley this morning in Mogadishu and called on the transitional federal government to adhere to the undertakings to ensure respect for press freedom that it gave during a conference this week on media policy.“If the transitional government really wants to pursue a policy for the protection of the media, it must begin by getting the security forces to respect journalists,” the press freedom organisation said. “It is unacceptable that a journalist is roughed up and arrested just for doing his job. The emergence of a free and independent press requires a climate of trust between journalists and the authorities.”Abdirahman and his driver were arrested at Mogadishu international airport when they arrived for a news conference which Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Ghedi was supposed to give there. Muhiadin Omar Jimale, another radio journalist, was also stopped and would probably have been arrested, but he managed to escape.Local sources said Abdirahman was beaten by security agents before being placed in custody. The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) called for the release of the two Radio Shabelle employees and condemned “the mistreatment of journalists who were just doing their job.”The incident comes on the heels of a three-day Conference on Media Development Policy held in Baidoa from 18 to 20 March. Reporters Without Borders commends the NUSOJ for organising the conference jointly with the information ministry. More than 50 representatives from the government, parliament, human rights groups and media organisations took part, discussing such issues as how to protect free speech and the safety of journalists, how to regulate the media and ensure their independence, and the creation of public media.Information minister Madobe Nunow Mohammed said the government “accepts all the recommendations that emerged from the conference and will use them as the basis for media legislation.” An 11-member team was created to monitor implementation of the decisions. The NUSOJ told Reporters Without Borders it was a major step forward for the media in Somalia. News to go further Follow the news on Somalia News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somaliacenter_img News March 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation News RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region February 24, 2021 Find out more March 26, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio journalist and driver freed after being held for three days SomaliaAfrica January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

President Mouw Featured in Media as ‘Interreligious Pioneer’

first_img Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Education President Mouw Featured in Media as ‘Interreligious Pioneer’ Deseret News highlights legacy of ‘convicted civility’ Mouw has established at Fuller Article and Photo courtesy of Fuller Theological Seminary Published on Monday, July 30, 2012 | 4:43 pm 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. More Cool Stuff Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Dr. Richard Mouw with Rabbi Mark DiamondThe leadership of Fuller President Richard J. Mouw in the area of interfaith dialogue was featured in a July 27, 2012, article in the Deseret News titled “An Interreligious Pioneer: Evangelical Seminary President Builds Bridges through ‘Convicted Civility.’”In the article, writer Max Perry Mueller highlights Dr. Mouw’s leadership in initiating civil dialogue with other faith communities—including Muslims, Jews, and Mormons—and seeking to understand their beliefs. Mouw will leave a significant legacy in this work as he retires from the presidency next year, writes Mueller.Mueller quotes Robert Millet, professor at Brigham Young University, claiming that Mouw “will be remembered as one of the greatest men in the Christian world during the 20th and 21st centuries … because of his theological commitment to ‘convicted civility,’ the duty to truly get to know people of other faiths.”Says Harvard Divinity School Dean David Hempton: “Mouw is a pioneer. He’s helped chart a path for people with deep faith convictions to take those of other faiths seriously, critically, but with compassion and empathy.”“Mouw is well known for his willingness to go beyond known horizons, to find spiritual inspiration in other faith traditions, and has encouraged his fellow evangelicals, including the students at Fuller, to follow his lead,” writes Mueller.For more information, visit Make a commentlast_img read more

Episcopal Ordination to take place tomorrow of new Bishop of Raphoe

first_img Pinterest Episcopal Ordination to take place tomorrow of new Bishop of Raphoe By michael – August 5, 2017 Facebook Facebook WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest The Episcopal Ordination will take place tomorrow of the new Bishop of Raphoe.Bishop-elect Alan McGuckian will be consecrated tomorrow during 3 o’clock mass at St Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny.The Chief Ordaining Prelate will be Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.The Jesuit priest, from Cloughmills, Co Antrim was appointed Bishop Raphoe on June 9th and will suceed Bishop Philip Boyce. WhatsApp Previous articleWeekend Edition with Donal Kavanagh August 5th 2017Next articlePSNI issue appeal for witnesses to serious crash outside Strabane michael Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more