World Refugee Day : Syrian journalists, leaving to tell the tale

first_img RSF_en Reports and statistics To mark World Refugee Day, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is today publishing a report about the situation of Syrian journalists who have been forced to flee their country since the start of the Syrian Uprising in March 2011. Reports and statistics Organisation Related documents syrian_refugee_journalists.pdfPDF – 5.37 MB center_img Help by sharing this information June 20, 2016 – Updated on June 21, 2016 World Refugee Day : Syrian journalists, leaving to tell the tale Journalist of all kinds – professional and non-professional, Syrian and foreign – run the risk of violence and reprisals throughout Syria. The violence, started by the government crackdown, can now come from any quarter: from government forces, from armed “opposition” groups and from radical Islamist militias such as the Al-Nusra Front and Islamic State.51 professional journalists have been killedAt least 51 professional journalists and 144 non-professional journalists have been killed since start of the conflict in 2011, while around 50 are currently missing or detained arbitrarily in the regime’s many jails or held hostage by Islamic state or other radical armed groups.And hundreds of professional and non-professional journalists have fled the country because they were exposed to both targeted persecution and the conflict’s extreme violence.Syrian refugee journalistsPDFMany of them face constant difficulties and continue to fear for their safety in the countries in which they seek refuge. Syria’s borders are easily crossed not only by journalists fleeing violence but also by every kind of predator. Syrian journalists must also often cope with hostility from the authorities in these countries and with restrictions that local legislation imposes on them.Based in large part on the accounts of many of the Syrian journalists who have fled abroad, this report examines the difficulties they face in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, the countries to which most of them flee.Analysing the difficulties that they encounter in getting into these countries, the legal restrictions on their rights of residence and movement, the bureaucratic obstacles limiting their ability to work as journalists and the threats and security concerns with which they must live, the report describes how they fight to resume their journalistic activities in exile.Finally, the report suggests possible reforms that would improve their situation and help them to pursue their battle to inform the international community and their fellow-countrymen. RSF is today also publishing an overview of its assistance activities in 2015. Reportslast_img read more

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UVU Baseball Announces Promotion of Joldy Watts Wednesday

first_img Tags: Bonneville Bees/Derek Amicone/Eric Madsen/Idaho Falls American Legion baseball/Joldy Watts/South Fremont Cougars/Texas Rangers/USU Eastern/UVU Baseball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Wednesday, Utah Valley University head baseball coach Eric Madsen announced the promotion of Joldy Watts as an assistant coach from his previous position as a volunteer assistant for the Wolverines.Watts takes over for former assistant Derek Amicone who is presently with Grand Canyon University.Prior to coming to UVU in 2017, Watts was the head baseball coach of the Idaho Falls, Idaho American Legion team. During his tenure there (2007-2017), he amassed four state championships and six district titles.He also served as the head coach of Bonneville High School of Idaho Falls, leading the Bees to a 26-0 record and a state title in 2013.While at Bonneville High, his squads won six district and region championships.Watts played under Madsen at USU Eastern from 2001-2002 and was drafted by the Texas Rangers in 2001 and after signing with them in 2002, played for their organization from 2002-2006.Watts is a native of St. Anthony, Idaho and attended South Fremont High School, where he lettered in baseball and basketball for the Cougars. Written by Brad James September 19, 2018 /Sports News – Local UVU Baseball Announces Promotion of Joldy Watts Wednesdaylast_img read more

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EPL: Arteta, Ancelotti watch on as Everton, Arsenal play goalless

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win EPL: Gunners survive West Ham scare Carlo Ancelotti and Mikel Arteta learned the size of the tasks ahead of them as they watched Everton and Arsenal play out a drab goalless draw at Goodison Park. Everton announced shortly before the match that Ancelotti had signed a four-and-a-half-year deal, while Arteta was also in the stands having put pen to paper at Arsenal on Friday. Ancelotti certainly represents a coup on paper for Everton given his CV, but lifting the Toffees out of their current malaise represents a very different challenge to his usual task of delivering silverware at the world’s biggest clubs. The 60-year-old immediately confirmed that he would be retaining the services of coach Duncan Ferguson, praising the Scot for his work as interim boss. Ferguson’s only defeat in four tough fixtures came on penalties against Leicester in the Carabao Cup in midweek and he used his programme notes to thank the fans and players, saying the experience had surpassed his expectations. Freddie Ljungberg has been considerably less successful since stepping in following the sacking of Unai Emery, winning just one of his six games, and this performance summed up Arsenal’s troubles. The game was littered with misplaced passes and ineffectual final balls from both teams, with just two shots on target in the entire 90 minutes. There had been a tangible sense of optimism as the teams took to the field, with both showing significant changes. Everton have been struggling with injuries and illness but Ferguson was able to recall Fabian Delph, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne and Djibril Sidibe while Ljungberg made five chances from the dispiriting defeat by Manchester City last weekend. Youth was a theme, with Emile Smith Rowe given a first Premier League start alongside Reiss Nelson and Gabriel Martinelli, and Bukayo Saka selected at left-back. Mesut Ozil was sidelined with a foot injury but Ljungberg revealed before the match that he would not have been involved anyway because of his reaction to being substituted against City. Watching Ancelotti and Arteta in the stands may have been preferable to concentrating on the pitch, such was the paucity of quality on show in the first half. Everton at least offered some intensity and purpose and managed five shots, but none were on target, with Sigurdsson’s 18th-minute free-kick the closest they came. The Toffees had to contend with another injury, meanwhile, Alex Iwobi forced off after only 11 minutes with a right hamstring issue and Cenk Tosun coming on. Arsenal had more possession but did very little with it, not managing a single effort on goal until the 44th minute, when Lucas Torreira played a fine through ball for Martinelli, who shot just wide. The Gunners looked more fired up after half-time and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang produced the first shot on target in the 51st minute, his snap-shot from a corner well saved by Jordan Pickford, though the striker probably should have scored. Saka, meanwhile, was a touch fortunate to escape a second yellow card for a very high boot on Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Everton threatened in the 68th minute when the ball was cut back for Calvert-Lewin on the edge of the box and his shot was half blocked before the ball eventually span just wide of goal off defender Calum Chambers. VAR checked for a possible penalty after Calvert-Lewin’s shot hit a diving Torreira on the arm but nothing was given. As he had against Manchester United, Ferguson chose to substitute a substitute, although this time it was Moise Kean who came on, with a furious-looking Tosun the man removed. Ferguson again did not even look at Tosun as he marched off and headed straight down the tunnel. He did not miss any meaningful action, with referee Kevin Friend’s final whistle something of a relief.— Tags: Carabao CupCarlo AncelottiDuncan FergusonEvertonMikel Artetalast_img read more

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