First journalist arrested under new president’s rule

first_img Reports February 12, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 First journalist arrested under new president’s rule RSF learns that M’Membe was detained for several hours on 11 February before being released on bail. He was charged with libel, was due to appear the next day and risked three years in prison. Action was taken against him because of an article in the paper that quoted opposition MP Dipak Patel who called the president a “cabbage.” Patel was also arrested by police and held for several hours. RSF_en ZambiaAfrica RSF today protested to Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa about the arrest of Fred M’Membe, publisher of the privately-owned daily paper The Post, and called on him “as a matter of duty” to “rapidly reaffirm” his support for press freedom by dropping the charges against the journalist. ZambiaAfrica to go further News November 27, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa In a letter to the president, RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard deplored the fact that “after less than two months in office, you have ordered the arrest of a journalist.” He noted that “several international organisations, including the United Nations, have urged heads of state and government to show more tolerance towards criticism and not to prosecute journalists for ‘insults’ or defamation.” Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa March 29, 2020 Find out more Zambia : Outspoken Zambian TV channel suspended for 30 days News News Follow the news on Zambia Receive email alerts Organisation The paper’s management called the moves “a clear act of intimidation originated and executed by frightened people and corrupt regimes shying away from the truth.” M’Membe is also being prosecuted for calling former President Frederick Chiluba a “thief” in an editorial. March 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more


Take me to your LEADER funding

first_imgAdvance sale of graves could lead to cemetery ‘apartheid’ Facebook Advertisement by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dan Neville TDLEADER funding of almost €9.3million that was allocated to Limerick this week has been welcomed as an indication of the Government’s ongoing investment in the county.Fine Gael TD Dan Neville said it demonstrated the Government’s commitment to County Limerick as he welcomed the funding package of €9,276,593.96 for the LEADER element of the county’s Rural Development Programme.“The economic recovery is underway and the Government is determined that the recovery is felt in every corner of Ireland. Investment in the LEADER programme is of huge significance to Limerick”.“The LEADER programme is all about community led projects; it is focused on making the recovery local. Once approval for the programme has been given by the European Commission, Local Action Groups of Limerick will be invited to submit ideas for how funding should be spent. These groups will be set up in accordance with the EU Regulations and will consist of representatives across public and private socio-economic interests,” he explained.His party colleague Deputy Patrick O’Donovan said the announcement of LEADER funding, together with other recently announced initiatives for rural areas, will make a massive difference to rural communities across Ireland.“This LEADER Funding allocation comes after the recently announced Rural Development Programme which will see €4billion being pumped into rural communities. The announcement comes shortly after the news that the United States and China have opened their markets to Irish beef. These are major boosts for the rural economy, providing real jobs for families in counties like Limerick,” Deputy O’Donovan commented.LABOUR Party councillor for Limerick City East, Elena Secas, said that the LEADER funding for County Limerick will be used to support sustainable economic development projects for rural communities ranging from tourism, agri-food and other business activities.“This funding will be specifically targeted at tackling social inclusion, rural isolation as well as increasing the capacity of rural communities to participate in economic development,” she said. Previous articleNetwork Limerick helping woman make their markNext articleLimerick hospital has second highest trolley figures outside Dublin Alan Jacques RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TAGSCllr Elena SecasDan Neville TDFine GaelLabour PartyLEADER fundinglimerickPatrick O’Donovan TD Email Living City review to focus on poor response in Georgian Limerick center_img WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsTake me to your LEADER fundingBy Alan Jacques – March 12, 2015 669 Print Deputy Tom is fired up for the challenge Homelessness is a real worry in Abbeyfeale Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Twitter Mayor’s driver will earn more than ‘underpaid’ councillorslast_img read more


4 Peaks Music Festival Announces Initial 2018 Lineup

first_img4 Peaks Music Festival will feature performances by Greensky Bluegrass Nahko & Medicine for the People, North Mississippi Allstars, and The New Mastersounds when the homegrown fest returns to Bend, OR from June 21st to June 24th.Poor Man’s Whiskey, Particle, Brothers Comatose, The Mother Hips, Molly Tuttle, Scott Pemberton and more are also set to appear at the festival, which will take place at the Stevenson Ranch.Now in its 11th year, 4 Peaks Music Festival was originally launched as a backyard gathering for Central Oregon residents. Last year‘s 10th anniversary celebration featured sets from moe., Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.Tickets for the 2018 edition of 4 Peaks Music Festival are now on sale. [Photo: Greg Homolka]last_img