Newspaper publisher freed after more than a year in detention

first_imgNews May 7, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper publisher freed after more than a year in detention Organisation Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Côte d’IvoireAfrica to go further RSF_en RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Côte d’IvoireAfrica October 16, 2020 Find out morecenter_img News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reports News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information November 27, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that newspaper publisher Ousmane Sy Savané was finally released on 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, after being held for just over 13 months on a charge of endangering state security.However, his release is only provisional, and Reporters Without Borders joins the National Union of Côte d’Ivoire Journalists (UNJCI) in calling for his definitive release. The CEO of the Cyclone publishing house, Savané had been held since 27 March 2012.“We welcome this decision by the Ivorian judicial system, but we urge the authorities to drop all charges against Savané, who was held for more than a year without any hard evidence being produced to support the charge,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Impartial justice is essential for reconciliation in Côte d’Ivoire. We hope that this development will mark the end of the judicial system’s use of detention against journalists who are just doing their job.”Reporters Without Borders also urges the Ivorian authorities to pursue effort to guarantee real freedom of expression.More Information on Savané’s caseMore information about media freedom in Côte d’Ivoire October 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Stallions Lose AAF Debut

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail (Tempe, AZ)  —  The Salt Lake Stallions are off to a losing start in the Alliance of American Football.  Salt Lake fell to the Arizona Hotshots 38-22 in Tempe yesterday.  Former BYU receiver Jordan Leslie caught a touchdown pass and former Utah running back Matt Asiata ran for a score for the Stallions.  Robert Lovell Salt Lake visits Birmingham in Week Two on Saturday. Tags: Alliance of American Football/Salt Lake Stallions February 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local Stallions Lose AAF Debut Written bylast_img read more

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At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters

first_imgJames Harrison (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)• I told you when I started this column several months ago that I would bring you the truth . . . the whole truth and nothing but the truth.  So, here it is.  The Steelers knew all along they would need James Harrison.  They were just hoping that they wouldn’t have to call him.  Look, you have nothing to lose.  If he’s better than what you got, give him the job.  If not, send him packin.  Let your ego’s go . . . both of you . . . and do the smart thing.  Bring on the Silverback.• I wish I could tell you I’m not the kind of guy that “I told you so!”, but guess what?  I am not that guy.  I told you when they went to camp they should bring him back.  M.J., Mario Lemieux, Deon Sanders, George Foreman, James Harrison . . . these guys are special human beings, capable of very special things . . . that’s why!!!BILL NEAL• For those of you just crossing The Finish Line for the first time, you need to know this . . . #1 – I know nothing about hockey!  #2 – The season has started.  Now there!!• James Conner leads the nation in rushing and has Pitt at 3 and 1 on the season.  Look for him to rack up another 200 plus on Saturday against the Akron Zips.  I don’t know what a Zip is either?  Kick-off is at 1:30 p.m. and yes, I’ll be in my spot.  Don’t ask!• The . . . your Pittsburgh Pirates have clinched at least a wild-card spot. Neil Walker is in a mini slump.  If they let Russell Martin go, it will be a crime. Andrew McCutchen is starting to light it up in search of back to back MVP’s.  John Holdzkom, a 6’9″ country boy with a laser for an arm leads one of the best relief pitching crews in the country.  Jay-Hay is still the man and should win the hitting crown. Marte is hitting. Part machine and manager Clint Hurdle can still chew ten sticks at a time, bad hip and all . . . now you’re caught up.  You’re welcome!• Tony Stewart will not be charged for manslaughter.  No kidding.  Kevin Ward got out of his car on a live track during a race to start a fight with Stewart.  Easily not the smartest move of his career!New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter grounds out during the fourth inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)• Just stop with the Derek Jeter talk.  He’s one of the greatest to ever play the game and one of the ten greatest Yankees of all time.  Period.  End of story!• No you don’t know the U.S. Ryder Cup is here cause Tiger Woods isn’t playing.  That’s the truth and you know it . . . yes it is . . . yes it is . . . oh, just shut up!< You Have Just Crossed the Finish Line >last_img read more

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