Journalists prosecuted for acting professionally

first_img May 31, 2021 Find out more December 8, 2015 – Updated on March 8, 2016 Journalists prosecuted for acting professionally Félix Cyriaque Ebolé Bola of Mutations, Rodrigue Tongue of Le Messager and Baba Wame, a former journalist who is now a teacher, learned this when they were summoned to the office of a military judge, Capt. Bernard Tsuite, in Yaoundé on 4 December.After waiting several hours, they were notified that, despite a previous ruling minimizing the case against them, there was “sufficient evidence” for the charge of failing to report a security matter that they would have to appear before a military court in Yaoundé.The reporters were absurdly accused in October 2014 of failing to share with the authorities what they knew about the possible presence of a Central African Republic insurgent at the Cameroonian border.In fact, they did not write articles based on their information because the police refused to answer the questions put by one of the journalists and they therefore decided the information lacked the necessary verification.“This judicial farce has gone on for too long,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “In a country where the media are often accused of sloppy reporting, it’s the last straw that these journalists are being prosecuted for acting professionally, checking their facts and deciding not to publish an incomplete story.“As things stand, do these journalists really pose a threat to Cameroon’s national security? We call on the authorities to immediately drop the charges against them and to desist from any further harassment.”According to one of the journalists, the judge originally handling their case, Aline Mbia, was relieved of the case after she lifted their judicial surveillance in January and was transferred to a military court in Ebolowa, in the heart of southern Cameroon’s equatorial forest.Journalists in Cameroon are often subjected to arrests designed to intimidate. Ahmed Abba, Radio France Internationale’s Hausa-language correspondent in northern Cameroon, is being held incommunicado in Yaoundé since August in a manner qualified as “extra-judicial” by RFI as he has not been charged. News Follow the news on Cameroon News Help by sharing this information François Fogno Fotso, the editor of the weekly Génération Libre, has been facing charges of disobeying the police and “rebellion” ever since he photographed the heavy-handed arrests of pro-democracy activists in September. His trial has so far been postponed three times.Cameroon is ranked 133rd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system News CameroonAfrica Receive email alertscenter_img Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the continuing judicial persecution of two newspaper journalists and a former journalist who have been accused since October 2014 of failing to report a matter affecting state security. They have now found out that the proceedings before a military court are confirmed. News Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case CameroonAfrica May 19, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further RSF_en April 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Professionals fight to woo line managers

first_img Comments are closed. Dogged determination is a major characteristic of the training profession.It works hard and is loyal to its employers. These are the findings in a career survey conducted by Training Magazine andConference Centres of Excellence. The survey, which was launched in the July edition of the magazine, paints apicture of a profession committed to its job, although often having to battleagainst lack of support. Training remains a viable career option with 40 per cent of all respondentsworking in training and development for between six and 10 years. Just over aquarter, at 28 per cent ,have worked in the sector longer term, for more than11 years. And it is still attracting people, with a healthy number regularly enteringthe profession. Nearly a third, at 32 per cent have worked in the field forbetween zero and five years. But life is not a bed of roses. More than half have acknowledged that theirline managers are the most difficult to persuade of the importance of training.This is in contrast to employees who are seen as keen on self-development withonly 15 per cent of respondents seeing them as unresponsive to the idea oftraining. And there is a sense of in-house trainers wondering what lies beyond thecorporate walls. Just over a quarter see a career move outside training astheir next step and 13 per cent have intentions of setting up their ownconsultancy. Despite these blips the majority of respondents are committed to the sector,with 55 per cent seeing the next step in their career being a more senior rolewithin the training department. Yet the idea of a seat on the board is notcontemplated. Only 5 per cent aspire for that ultimate place at the top table. When it comes to self-improvement, the training profession thinksconventionally. Over half of you, at 55 per cent, think that CIPDqualifications will enhance career prospects and a handful, at 15 per cent seeNVQs as a significant qualification. Surprisingly, MBAs didn’t come into theequation. Many of you think that a qualification in counselling would boost yourcareer prospects. This ranges from outplacement and career counselling (particularly from those with a more generalist remit) through to stresscounselling. “I want to know more about the causes of stress and also how it can behandled,” said one respondent. “And I think that many modern dayworkplaces need to have staff who are trained in counselling.” A couple of you also admitted that if you held an extra qualification itwould help you “go it alone”. But many were unclear as to what shapethis qualification would take. “The CIPD doesn’t cover this area,”said a handful. When it comes to buying in external expertise you are not afraid to acttough. An incredible 73 per cent think price is the most important criteria forselecting a training supplier. However, after that initial decision you look toworking as a team, with an equally high 70 per cent believing that developing arelationship with a supplier is important. Respondents certainly feel the pressure of their own workload, either thator you are very conscientious. An incredible 70 per cent regularly take workhome and 60 per cent eat lunch at their desks. And finally, one-third said theyare under pressure to prove ROI. By Stephanie Sparrow Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Professionals fight to woo line managersOn 1 Oct 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Survey estimates Americans will bet $6 billion on Super Bowl LIII

first_imgJanuary 28, 2019 /Sports News – National Survey estimates Americans will bet $6 billion on Super Bowl LIII Written by Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJustin Heiman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Americans are expected to wager a huge sum of money on the biggest football game of the year, according to a survey by the American Gaming Association.The survey results released Monday say Americans will bet an estimated $6 billion — legal and illegal — on Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court made it possible for states outside Nevada to authorize sports betting when it struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. This year’s Super Bowl will be the first NFL title game since legal sports books began showing up in states other than Nevada, according to ESPN.“The interest in legal, regulated sports betting in the United States has never been higher,” said Bill Miller, the American Gaming Association’s president and chief executive officer. “More Americans than ever before will be able to place their bets with legal sportsbooks now operating in eight states, generating valuable revenue for state, local and tribal governments and increasing fan engagement with the game.”But even with the existence of more legal betting pathways (eight states now offer legal, regulated sports betting), the trade group’s survey results say 1.8 million people still plan to bet illegally through a bookie. Almost 10 percent of Americans surveyed generally plan to bet on the Super Bowl, with 52 percent of that group betting on the Rams and 48 percent planning to put their money on the Patriots. Despite the survey’s indication that more betting Americans are backing the Rams, ESPN reports the Super Bowl at Las Vegas sportsbooks show more “betting action” for the Patriots. On Sunday afternoon, more than 80 percent of money wagered on the Super Bowl at Caesar’s Palace was on the New England Patriots. Other Las Vegas sportsbooks, including MGM Resorts also report the Patriots are receiving the lion’s share of the Super Bowl wagers.Super Bowl LIII kicks off at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Afropunk Festival Announces Lineup, “Buy One, Give One” Ticketing System

first_imgErykah Badu, Janelle Monáe, Miguel, Tyler the Creator, Jaden Smith, The Internet, Twin Shadow and more will perform in Brooklyn when Afropunk Festival returns on August 25th and 26th. Slated to take place in Fort Greene’s Commodore Barry Park, the gathering will once again feature two days of music, food, art, and activism. Other acts on the bill include Willow Smith, Denzel Curry, Ibeyi, Jamila Woods, Lolawolf, Fantastic Negrito, and H.E.R. Afropunk’s full lineup can be found here. Additionally, the festival has announced a new “Buy One, Give One” initiative that will give one ticket to a New York City-area youth for every ticket sold. More specifically, those tickets will be given out to young people who have participated in local art programs like Recess Art and Young New Yorkers. Tickets for Afropunk Festival are now on sale.In related news, Afropunk also unveiled the lineup for its Carnival of Consciousness, which is scheduled to take place in Atlanta on October 13th and 14th. That event will feature sets from N.E.R.D., Benjamin Booker, The Internet, Wicked Wisdom, Noname, Little Simz, Serpentwithfeet, Yves Tumor, and Karl Faux. Ticketing information for Carnival of Consciousness is not yet available.last_img read more

Ruiz Vows to End Joshua’s Career in S/Arabia

first_imgAndy Ruiz Jr (right) beat Anthony Joshua in the seventh round at Madison Square Garden in June But yesterday he posted on social media: “I’m excited to announce my rematch with Anthony Joshua. In the first fight I made history and became the first ever Mexican/American heavyweight champion of the world. I am grateful to Saudi Arabia for inviting me.”Human rights campaigners have questioned the choice of venue, citing Saudi Arabia’s human rights record. Amnesty International has said the move provides “opportunity for the Saudi authorities to try to ‘sportswash’ their severely tarnished image”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Unified world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr says he wants to finish Anthony Joshua’s career after confirming he will contest a rematch in Saudi Arabia. United States-born Mexican Ruiz, 29, shocked Britain’s Joshua in New York in June to win the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world titles. They are set to meet again in the Middle East on 7 December.“I took it to AJ in the Big Apple and I’m looking forward to ending his career in the desert,” said Ruiz.The fight was announced by 29-year-old Joshua’s camp earlier in August, but Ruiz had not confirmed his participation.last_img read more