Another journalist gunned down, second in three days

first_img Follow the news on Pakistan News June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en March 1, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another journalist gunned down, second in three days to go further News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News PakistanAsia – Pacific center_img Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Organisation The Balochistan Liberation Army claimed responsibility for Afridi’s murder a few hours after his death.—–03.01.2013Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that Mehmood Ahmed Afridi, a correspondent for the newspaper Intikhab, was gunned down by unidentified men on a motorcycle today in Kalat, in the southwestern province of Balochistan. He was the second journalist to be murdered in Pakistan in the space of three days.No one has so far claimed responsibility for Afridi’s murder.“We are deeply shocked that just two days after Malik Mumtaz Khan’s murder, another journalist has been murdered in a similar fashion,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Pakistani authorities need to realize the terrible dangers to which journalists are exposed and immediately deploy sufficient resources to provide them with effective protection. Thorough and impartial investigations are also needed to identify and punish those responsible for these killings.”Reached by telephone, a Balochi journalist based in Quetta told Reporters Without Borders that Afridi, 56, had worked as a journalist since 1995 and was president of the Kalat press club.“Mehmood Ahmed Afridi was waiting outside a public telephone cabin when two men on a motorcycle arrived and opened fire,” the source said on condition of anonymity. According to doctors who carried out an autopsy, he was shot four times. Kalat deputy police commissioner Bashir Ahmed told Dawn News TV bureau chief Ali Shah that it was a “targeted killing.”Condemning the shooting, Balochistan Union of Journalists president Essa Tareen accused the government of hardly bothering to try to identify those who murder journalists, despite repeated appeals from the journalistic community.“We feel humiliated because we submit requests to the government and the government does so little,” Tareen told Reporters Without Borders.Balochistan is one of Pakistan’s most dangerous regions for journalists as they are liable to be targeted by both the intelligence agencies and Balochistan’s armed separatist groups.This week’s other media victim, Malik Mumtaz Khan, was gunned down near his home in Miranshah, the chief town in North Waziristan, in the Tribal Areas of northwestern Pakistan. He worked for Geo TV and the Jang newspaper group.Pakistan is ranked 159th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Help by sharing this information Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire April 21, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific News January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Authorities censor foreign correspondents

first_imgNews Togolese authorities urged to lift newspaper’s four-month suspension TogoAfrica Receive email alerts to go further Organisation March 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Togo court upholds “baseless and disproportionate” newspaper closures TogoAfrica center_img According to information collected by Reporters Without Borders, on 26 March 2003, the Communications Ministry’s press attaché informed all foreigncorrespondents, including those with Radio France Internationale, AgenceFrance-Presse, Reuters and the BBC, that the minister was barring them frompracticing their jobs “until further notice.” With the exception of thecorrespondent for Africa No. 1 radio, the authorities fault the journalistsfor not covering a forum on African elections, which opened in Lomé on 24March. The foreign correspondents had not found interesting issues to coverat the opening of the forum. Several journalists said they had decided towait until the end of the conference and the likely adoption of resolutionsbefore covering the event.”This is a reactionary measure from another era. It has been years since wesaw a government censor the entire foreign press corps. The Togoleseauthorities have once again demonstrated how imaginative they are when itcomes to attacking the press,” said Reporters Without Borders’ Secretary-General Robert Ménard. The organisation has urged the communications minister not to apply this measure and to allow foreign correspondents to work without impediment.According to one correspondent from an international news agency who spoketo Reporters Without Borders, if this new measure is enforced, it could seriously compromise journalists’ ability to do their jobs. For example, they might be prevented access to official meetings or no longer be invited to attend government or other officials’ press conferences.Reporters Without Borders recalls that Togolese President Gnassingbé Eyadéma is included on the organisation’s list of international press freedom predators. March 31, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities censor foreign correspondents Follow the news on Togo March 11, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en News Convicting “petrolgate” journalist of defamation would be disastrous, RSF says September 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Parsons Acquires T.J. Cross Engineers, Inc.

first_img Subscribe More Cool Stuff Make a comment Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Parsons Acquires T.J. Cross Engineers, Inc. Acquisition Deepens Parsons’ Oil and Gas Offerings From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, March 2, 2015 | 12:54 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img 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 faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Parsons is pleased to announce that it has acquired T.J. Cross Engineers, Inc., a privately held oil and gas industry professional services firm specializing in engineering, design, and consulting services. The acquisition will expand Parsons’ oil and gas offerings and strengthen the corporation’s energy and chemicals portfolio.Headquartered in Bakersfield, CA, and with nearly 200 staff resources, TJ Cross has extensive upstream oil and gas experience. TJ Cross was founded in 1990 and serves the major oil and gas producers on the West Coast with an emphasis on heavy oil production.“This acquisition augments Parsons’ oil and gas market services. We see strong alignment with our focus on core values and customer service, and we believe that combining Parsons’ engineering, procurement, and construction services platform with TJ Cross’ strong engineering base provides an exciting engine for growth,” said Chuck Harrington, Parsons’ Chairman and CEO.He added, “TJ Cross has an outstanding reputation and will strengthen our center of excellence for global heavy oil project execution and oilfield professional technical services.”“Parsons welcomes TJ Cross and its employees to our environment and infrastructure business unit,” said Virginia Grebbien, Parsons Group President. “As a leading provider of world-class energy and industrial engineering and construction solutions to private and public sector customers, we’re happy to bring TJ Cross’ capabilities to our portfolio of services.”“We’re excited about joining Parsons and the new opportunities to provide a comprehensive range of engineering, procurement, and construction services to our customers,” said Lisa Wong, President of TJ Cross. “We are proud to be part of the world-class Parsons team, and we look forward to transitioning our core competencies into new markets.”Parsons, celebrating 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on defense/security, industrial, and infrastructure. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com. Business News Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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