RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region

first_img News Follow the news on Somalia News SomaliaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsEvents ImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expression Freelance reporter Kilwe Adan Farah is still being held in the main prison in Garowe, Puntland’s capital, nearly two months after the Puntland police arrested him and Farah Mohamed Khalif, another freelancer known as “Yemen,” on 27 December. According to NUSOJ’s information, they were arrested in connection with the publication of photos of protests against the accelerating inflation in Puntland.Khalif has since been freed but Kilwe is still detained without being formally charged with any crime. His situation is all the more worrying because he was held incommunicado for the first month without anyone being able to find out what had happened to him. Puntland’s journalists think his detention is meant to send a message to those who might dare to cover demonstrations and protests against the local authorities.On 22 February, Ahmed Botan Arab, a freelancer was also arrested by the Puntland police in the city of Bossasso after posting video interviews of local residents commenting on a speech about the political situation in Somalia that Puntland President Said Abdullahi Deni had given the day before. Speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, a Bossasso-based journalist told NUSOJ that the authorities initially threatened Arab in an attempt to dissuade him from posting the interviews on his YouTube channel, and then arrested him after the video sent viral. Accused of “spreading misinformation’, he was eventually released yesterday on 24 February.“Puntland’s journalists are courageous professionals who do their duty to report the news in a very hostile environment that includes intimidation, threats and even imprisonment,” NUSOJ secretary general Omar Faruk Osman said. “Puntland must reverse this repressive trend and allow journalists to work without reprisals, censorship or any other form of restriction.”“Puntland’s authorities cannot publicly claim to be actively helping to democratize Somalia while at the same time carrying out completely arbitrary arrests of journalists which, on the contrary, help to undermine the current electoral process,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “The release of the detained journalist is an essential condition for holding credible elections. We also urge the Somali federal authorities to do everything possible to ensure that these repeated arrests of journalists are brought to an end, as they pledged to do.” The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation SomaliaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsEvents ImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expression January 8, 2021 Find out more February 24, 2021 – Updated on February 25, 2021 RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Help by sharing this information At a joint press conference today, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and a partner organization, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), condemned the decline in press freedom in Puntland, a semi-autonomous region in northeastern Somalia, and called for the release of a journalist imprisoned there. center_img Receive email alerts to go further Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia March 2, 2021 Find out more News Somalia is currently in the throes of a major political crisis that prevented parliamentary and presidential elections from being held in December 2020 and January 2021, as initially envisaged.During an unprecedented visit to Somalia by RSF last October, RSF and NUSOJ met with Somali President Mohamed Farmaajo and Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, and asked them to take concrete measures to improve the very hostile environment for the Somali media. The prime minister undertook to implement a moratorium on arrests of journalists.Somalia is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en Reports RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists November 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Valencia ready to re-sign ex-defender from Manchester City

first_img Loading… Read Also: EPL: Aguero, De Bruyne net as Man City see off Sheffield UnitedHowever, los Che face look set to face resistance from City boss Pep Guardiola, who recently revealed he had no interest in allowing Cancelo to leave.He said: ‘I hope, and I think, he won’t leave.’FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Valencia are set to launch a bid to re-sign Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo in the January transfer window.Advertisement But the Portugal international has found first team football hard to come by after failing to usurp Kyle Walker as the club’s first choice right-back.Marca has reported that Valencia will now bid for Cancelo and attempt to bring him back to the Mestalla, where he spent three seasons between 2015 and 2018.center_img Cancelo has only been at City for five months after joining the club in a £58 million deal from Juventus in August. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowTop 10 Nations That Are Most Difficult To Invade7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phonelast_img read more

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Suaposta rebrands to reposition for Brazil’s new horizons

first_img Brazil appoints agencies to accelerate Sports Betting launch August 21, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Brazilian online racebook Suaposta has revealed its new brand identity, as the heritage firm transitions to a new era becoming a sportsbook property of Betsson AB.Since 2012, Suaposta has operated as Brazil’s sole regulated online wagering platform offering bets on horseracing licensed by The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, operating in partnership with Rio Grande do Sul Jockey Club.Speaking to SBCNoticias, Suaposta Managing Director Andre Gelfi detailed that the rebrand represented the first phase of Suaposta’s new trajectory under the domain of Betsson.“Suaposta’s new identity reinforces its value proposition aligned with Betsson’s strategy and culture, strengthening our planned goals,” said Gelfi. “The launch of a new brand identity is based on the redefinition of Suaposta and marks the future path of the company.”Suaposta’s unique position saw a newly refinanced Betsson take-up a 75% stake in the Brazilian legacy racebook, as the Stockholm-listed operator expands its South American footprint beyond saturated European shores.Underlining the investment, Betsson governance seeks to gain ‘first-mover advantage‘ in South America’s biggest sports market, should the Brazilian government fulfil its long-awaited agenda to reform of the nation’s federal gambling frameworks in 2020.Preparing for new horizons, Gelfi details that Suaposta has begun to implement structural changes which will see the company migrate to Betsson’s group operating platforms and systems within the coming months.He added: “We will have many positive updates that we will be communicating throughout the year. The idea is to convey this new message to our customers and bring them closer to Betsson, who, despite being a new player in the Brazilian market, is already a recognized world leader in the online casino and sports betting industry.”____________________ Share Related Articles Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 Submit IMG Arena nets major media extension with Brazil’s Liga Nacional de Basquete August 19, 2020last_img read more

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