Reporters Without Borders Best of the Blogs 2013 Awards go to Togo and Iran

first_imgNews Togolese authorities urged to lift newspaper’s four-month suspension Follow the news on Togo to go further RSF_en March 11, 2021 Find out more Togo court upholds “baseless and disproportionate” newspaper closures Convicting “petrolgate” journalist of defamation would be disastrous, RSF says News News TogoAfrica center_img The Togolese journalist Fabbi Kouassie has won the Best of the Blogs “Reporters Without Borders Award” 2013 for her blog, Fabbikouassi’s Blog. The prize is awarded within the framework of “The Bobs – Best of Online Activism” contest, held each year since 2005 by Reporters Without Borders and the German radio station Deutsche Welle. It aims to promote the diversity and commitment of the international blogosphere and is awarded to bloggers who demonstrate outstanding commitment in the campaign for freedom of expression on the internet and against all types of censorship.In Fabbikouassi’s Blog (, the young human rights activist Fabbi Kouassi writes about controversial topics that are hushed up in the media of her own country with its autocratic government, and that are also barely discussed in the public spheres of other countries: everyday violence, the dangers journalists face and the constant fear of police brutality and oppression. Only recently, the police in Togo once again showed their violent face to journalists when they used tear gas to prevent them from demonstrating against a new media law. ( The prize honours her exceptional commitment to freedom of expression in a country which, despite all the abuses and irregularities, is often forgotten – like many other regions in Africa.Fourteen blogs in 14 different contest languages made it to the final of this year’s “Reporters Without Borders Award”. In total there were more than 4,200 entries for “The Bobs”. An international jury composed of 15 members selected the winners last weekend. The winner of the “Best Blog Award” is Li Chengpeng, one of China’s best-known bloggers, authors and social critics. Prizes in other categories went among others to bloggers in Morocco, Bangladesh and also an international collective. The public’s choice for the “Reporters Without Borders Award” is Kambiz Hosseini, who discusses the human rights situation in Iran in a weekly podcast. In total more than 90,000 online votes were cast for the competition.The prizes in the six main categories will be handed to the winners at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn on 18 June 2013. In addition, the Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez will collect her prize at the re:publica internet conference in Berlin today. With her blog Generación Y, Sánchez won both the “Best Blog Award” and the Public’s Prize of the “Reporters Without Borders Award” in 2008, but wasn’t allowed to leave Cuba until last month. Last year the jury selected the Bengali blogger Abu Sufian, who fights against corruption and the arbitrariness of the courts, as the winner of the “Reporters Without Borders Award”. The Public’s Prize went to the blog Invisible Tibet, in which Tsering Woeser reports on human rights abuses in Tibet from Beijing. Help by sharing this information May 8, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders Best of the Blogs 2013 Awards go to Togo and Iran TogoAfrica Receive email alerts March 8, 2021 Find out more News Organisation September 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Man charged with murder of Limerick mother

first_imgNewsMan charged with murder of Limerick motherBy Staff Reporter – April 1, 2015 630 A 41-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Limerick woman Margot Seery in 1994.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Howard Kelly, with an address at Osprey Apartments, Naas, Co. Kildare was arrested last Friday morning in the Kimmage area of Dublin before being brought to court.He was brought to Rathmines Garda station where he was charged with the murder of Margot Seery at Kenilworth Square in Dublin on October 8, 1994. Ms Seery was 49 at the time of her death.Kelly appeared before Judge Michael Walsh at Dublin District Court as Detective Garda Gabriel Duffy indicated that the matter would proceed by way of trial on indictment and that the book of evidence had yet to be completed.Given the nature of the charge, Judge Walsh said he would remand the defendant in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court next week. Bail can only be adjudicated on by the High Court.Granting free legal aid, the Judge said he was taking account of the fact that defence solicitor Stephen Walsh said that Mr Kelly “has mental health difficulties” and he ordered that all medical assistance should be granted to the accused while in custody.The body of Margot Seery was exhumed from Rathkeale Cemetery on September 16, 2014 and taken to University Hospital Limerick where a post-mortem examination was performed by deputy State pathologist, Dr Michael Curtis.Following the post-mortem examination, the remains were re-interred and a man was arrested and questioned in relation to the death. A file was then prepared for the DPP which subsequently led to the charges being made against Howard Kelly. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April TAGSfeaturedmargot seery First Irish death from Coronavirus Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended WhatsApp Linkedin Print No vaccines in Limerick yet center_img Previous articleLaunch night for Limerick Film Festival 2015Next articleCraft your network at ‘Business After Hours’ Chamber event Staff Reporter Email Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Advertisement Facebook Twitter Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more


first_imgJONATHAN  WEAVER OUSTED FROM LEADERSHIP ROLE BY NEW COMER JUSTIN ELPERSJUST IN:  At tonights City Council 2017 reorganization meeting a political bombshell was presented to Jonathan Weaver (D) Councilman at Large.Firth Ward City Councilman Justin Elpers (R) outed former Vice President Weaver by a 6 to 3 vote  Prior to the vote 3rd Ward and newly re-elected City Council President Missy Mosby (D) and Finance Chairman and 6th Ward Councilman Dan McGinn gave a passionate plea to persuade Council members to vote to re-elect Mr. Weaver Vice President of City Council.  Their plea failed on deaf ears.Newly elected City Council Vice President Justin Elpers has established himself as the leading conservative voice on City Council.  He is also known as an independent thinker.This is a developing story.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Mobile getting bigger for small businesses

first_img 27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr More small business owners are getting into the mobile payment game. Recent research found 34 percent of small businesses now accept mobile payments. This is a sizable increase from 2015 when just 13 percent accepted mobile at the point of sale.These predictions coincide with a recent eMarketer study, which forecasts mobile payment usage will climb to just shy of 70 million consumers over the next three years. The study further predicts mobile payment transactions will account for an average annual spend of $3,017 per mobile user by 2019. continue reading »last_img read more