Cameroonian journalist still held in stalled defamation case

first_img July 11, 2019 Cameroonian journalist still held in stalled defamation case Organisation News Help by sharing this information News Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court April 23, 2021 Find out more After plaintiff Calixthe Beyala, a novelist with French and Cameroonian dual nationality, failed to make an appearance on 9 July, the case was adjourned until 13 August and Chouta, who has been held since 28 May, was returned to Yaoundé’s Kondengui maximum security prison.Beyala brought her defamation action against Chouta after he posted a video of her in a heated argument with a man on his Facebook page “Le TGV de l’info,” which has more than 80,000 followers. An outspoken critic of the government, Chouta has become famous in Cameroon for his video interviews and live reporting. to go further Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system CameroonAfrica Protecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expression News May 31, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Cameroon is ranked 131st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. May 19, 2021 Find out more News Well-known Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta’s continuing detention is out of all proportion to the defamation and false news charges brought against him, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said today after a court hearing in his case was postponed yet again in Yaoundé because the plaintiff failed to turn up. Receive email alerts Crédit : Paul Chouta Follow the news on Cameroon CameroonAfrica Protecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expression Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case RSF_en “It is hard not to see Paul Chouta’s continuing detention as a reprisal by the authorities against a journalist who has many followers and who is also very critical of the government,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “Without taking a position on the substance of the case, we regard this journalist’s preventive detention as out of all proportion to the defamation and false news proceedings against him and we call for his immediate release without waiting for the case to be heard.”The authorities lost no time in arresting Chouta in response to this lawsuit, but they have yet to identify those responsible for a knife attack against him last January, which followed repeated threats against him in connection with his reporting critical of President Paul Biya’s government, as RSF pointed out at the time.Chouta even had to change his place of residence for safety reasons during last October’s elections, in which Biya won a seventh term as president.Cameroonian journalists are often the victims of arbitrary detention. The current victims include Amadou Vamoulké, the former head of state-owned Cameroon Radio & Television (CRTV), who has been held for nearly three years on embezzlement charges that the prosecution has been unable to substantiate in a trial that has dragged on for two years.Some 20 hearings have so far been held in Vamoulké’s trial, most of them lasting just a few minutes. RSF recently wrote to President Biya to request his release, arguing that this leading Cameroonian journalist did not deserve to “spend his retirement behind bars.”last_img read more

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first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. …in briefOn 13 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today This week’s news in briefCruel hoax It has been brought to the attention of Personnel Today that a storyfeatured in last week’s magazine, asking readers to donate compliment slips toa youngster suffering from cancer, is in fact a cruel hoax. The information waspublished in good faith but has since been found to be false. We withdraw theappeal with immediate effect. Holiday winner Sally Sharp, head of HR at Freemans Distribution, is on her way to Madrid,courtesy of Personnel Today and PeopleSoft. She entered the prize draw attachedto the recent online survey on performance management systems. Visit our sitebefore 31 January and you could win a week for two in Mexico in our latestcompetition.  www.personneltodayjobs.comE-mail dangers Aggressive or threatening e-mails sent out to staff can create officenegativity and make workers ill, according to research. Employees who receivethese types of e-mails have been found to have higher blood pressure than staffthat receive them from equal or junior colleagues.  www.bcuc.ac.ukCyber criminals More than half of firms in the UK suffered cyber crime in 2003, with themain perpetrators being their own staff. Research by IT security company CyberProtect found senior managers were the main culprits.  www.cyberprotect.co.ukWork-life balance A DTI survey has revealed that eight in 10 employees would love to spendmore time with friends and family in 2004, if only they could balance theirwork and lives more effectively.  www.dti.gov.uk Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Utah Wildlife Board approves decrease in general-season deer, antlerless permits for 2020 hunts

first_imgMay 1, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah Wildlife Board approves decrease in general-season deer, antlerless permits for 2020 hunts Mountain goat 242 Other proposalsThe Utah Wildlife Board also approved  a rule change that will allow over-the-counter bison permits to be sold, and for this type of hunt to be held in southeastern Utah on the Nine Mile, Range Creek Unit, beginning in the fall of 2020. Several hundred bison migrate to this area each year, and there was previously no management plan for the Nine Mile, Range Creek Unit.The wildlife board also approved a few changes to the rule regarding Cooperative Wildlife Management Units. The changes clarify that a CWMU that falls within a general-season unit will be managed more like a limited-entry unit. It also allows reciprocal antlerless hunts across multiple CWMUs and removes the limit on how many leftover reciprocal permits could be donated to charitable organizations. The total number of CWMU permits decreased from 2019 for a total of 1,205.You can watch the livestream of the wildlife board meeting on the DNR YouTube channel. 2020 500 15,000 184 184 74 Bull moose Plan for implementing recently approved H.B. 125 predator billAlso presented in Thursday’s board meeting was a plan for DWR to implement a new, recently approved law. H.B. 125, which became law during the 2020 legislative session, authorizes the DWR director to take immediate action (under certain conditions) when a big game population is under the established herd-size objective for a management unit.As a result of the new legislation, DWR biologists will draft management strategies to decrease the number of specific predator species in certain parts of the state, if deemed necessary. The predator species that prey on big game populations, such as deer and elk, include cougars, bears and coyotes.New data from GPS collars helps DWR biologists determine the cause of death for many species. When the biologists determine that predators are preventing the growth of big game populations, the big game populations are under their management objectives, and several other conditions are met, the predator-management strategies will be implemented.“Predator control may allow a suppressed, low-density deer population to increase,” DWR Game Mammals Coordinator Darren DeBloois said. “These predator-management strategies will only be considered when bighorn sheep populations are under 90% of their management objectives and/or have fewer than 125 individuals in a herd, when a deer population is being suppressed by predators, and when large population declines for big game occur or are anticipated.”Changes after recently approved H.B. 228 livestock depredation billH.B. 228, which was also recently passed during the 2020 legislative session, added a few clarifications to when and how a predator that is killing or damaging livestock can be removed. The DWR will update its current rules for bear and cougar depredation to reflect the following changes: 760 15,000 The bear rule will be updated to allow depredation permits for the removal of bears involved in chronic losses of livestock. 89,900 Bison 2,938 69 1,226 Antlerless deer 2,220 38 Hunt didn’t exist 116 79,675 General spike bull elk New Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ewe hunt Youth any bull elk Desert bighorn sheep 9,635 General-season buck deer 2019 1,175 Antlerless moose The 72-hour response period following a livestock depredation incident will be changed to 96 hours. 8,060 Management buck deer (including “cactus” buck) Hunt didn’t exist 1,061 1,147 15,000 66 General any bull elk Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep New handgun, archery, muzzleloader,and shotgun (HAMS) limited-entry buck deer hunts Limited-entry deer 31 15,000 107 126 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Wildlife Board approved a decrease in the number of general-season permits for the 2020 deer hunt during Thursday’s virtual board meeting.The current mule deer unit management plans have an objective of 18-20 bucks per 100 does on 18 general-season hunting units and an objective of 15-17 bucks per 100 does on the other 11 general-season hunting units. In order to manage toward these objectives, the Utah Wildlife Board approved a total of 79,675 general-season permits for the 2020 deer hunt, a decrease of 10,225 permits from 2019. Nineteen of the 29 general-season hunting units will have decreased permits, with no changes on the other units.“In 2019, the statewide deer population estimate decreased by approximately 57,000 animals to a total of just over 319,000 deer,” DWR Big Game Coordinator Covy Jones said. “This decrease was primarily due to drought conditions in the spring, summer and fall of 2018, followed by a heavy winter in 2019. Deer populations in areas of the southern and northern parts of the state showed the most loss, with central Utah populations showing the least impact.”The wildlife board also approved a decrease in antlerless deer permits for the 2020 hunting season. The removal of 1,045 antlerless deer permits leaves a total of 1,175 permits for the upcoming season. A new antlerless deer hunt in 2020 was also approved to help address chronic wasting disease concerns, while 11 other antlerless deer hunts were discontinued.“Antlerless deer hunts are designed to reduce depredation on private lands, tackle urban deer issues, address chronic wasting disease hotspots and help slow the decline of range conditions,” Jones said.Statewide, elk populations also decreased slightly in 2019, so the wildlife board approved a decrease in antlerless elk permits, as well. The statewide elk population objective is 78,215, and currently there is a statewide estimate of 76,550 elk. The wildlife board approved 8,165 antlerless elk permits for the 2020 public drawing, a decrease of 1,470 from 2019.Here is a breakdown of the approved permit numbers for all the 2020 big game hunts: Robert Lovell Hunt 1,144 15 80 56 74 Antlerless elk 525 Doe pronghorn 10 500 122 2,948 Premium limited-entry deer 97 Buck pronghorn Written by Limited-entry bull elklast_img read more

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