Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists

first_imgThe only Palestinian woman journalist currently detained, Bushra Al-Taweel, has been held since 8 November 2020, when she arrested on the road from Ramallah to Nablus. Although no charge has been brought against her, her administrative detention was extended for another four months on 7 March. She was previously held without any charge for a total of 230 days, from December 2019 to July 2020. May 28, 2021 Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists June 11, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 8, 2021 Find out more Israel is ranked 86th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2021 World Press Freedom Index. According to RSF’s tally, the Israeli authorities are currently holding a total of at least 13 Palestinian journalists. They include Alaa Al-Rimawi, Al Jazeera’s correspondent in the West Bank city of Ramallah and head of the online news agency J-Media, who has been held since 22 April without any official charge being brought against him. A court initially ordered three months of administrative detention for Rimawi but reduced it to 45 days after he went on hunger strike for 16 days. Two Palestinian journalists were arrested by Israeli security forces in Jerusalem yesterday and were placed in administrative detention today, bringing the total now held administratively by the Israelis to 13. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Israel’s misuse of administrative detention to hound Palestinian reporters. RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance IsraelPalestineMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expression Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Follow the news on Middle East – North Africa IsraelPalestineMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expression Ahmad Azaizeh, a blogger who freelances for various outlets including, a local news site, was arrested at his home in Nazareth, in northern Israel, on 12 May after covering clashes between Palestinian citizens and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem, and was placed in administrative detention for “inciting hatred.” A subsequent order was issued extending his detention until 17 May, but he was not released when that order expired. News Organisation Receive email alerts to go further News Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election A week ago, on 21 May, an Israeli judge ordered an 11-day extension to the administrative detention of another Palestinian journalist, Alghad TV cameraman Hazem Nasser, who was arrested at an Israeli checkpoint at the entrance to the West Bank town of Tlkarm on 12 May as he was returning from Nablus, 40 km to the south, where he had been filming clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian residents. His family told RSF they don’t know what he is charged with. News June 9, 2021 Find out more A video showing yesterday’s arrest of the two Alkofiya TV journalists has angered local organisations. It shows police leading reporter Zaina Halawani and cameraman Wahbi Mikeh out of the East Jerusalem district of Sheikh Jarrah where they were covering tension among residents about the threat of evictions. Today a court ordered them detained administratively for five days. “The repeated recourse to administrative detention exempts the Israeli authorities from having to bring charges and allows them to prolong detention indefinitely, which is unacceptable,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “Palestinian journalists are just doing their job and should not, under any circumstances, be presumed to be guilty.” News RSF_en last_img read more

Deadline for Riverfest’s new Busking Competition extended

first_imgNewsDeadline for Riverfest’s new Busking Competition extendedBy Staff Reporter – April 28, 2015 767 Previous articleFunding appeal for earthquake victimsNext articleJan to get Limerick kids running Staff Reporter Calling Limerick’s Creative Kids! TAGSartsBuskers competitionDolansDolans Warehousegigsgreat limerick runlimerickmusicRed door productionsriverfest2015Steamboat music Advertisement Limerick Artist Receives Arts Council Next Generation Award worth €20,000 Belltable:Connect invites applications for Translating Live to Online Workshops this Autumn Facebook Mick Flannery’s Virtual Tour of Ireland in Dolan’s tonight Printcenter_img by Aoife [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE deadline for application to the Busking Competition, , has been extended to Wednesday evening April 29.  The competition will host some of Limerick’s talented street musicians as they sing their hearts out, performing for some top quality prizes. Buskers will be located throughout Limerick’s pedestrianised streets, through designated pitches on Cruises street, Todds Bow, Chapel Street and Denmark Street. Music from the buskers will kick-off at 6pm on Sunday May 3, with judges visiting each pitch, adjudicating on performance, instrumental, vocal skills, passion and interaction with their audience. Two finalists will then be chosen to perform on stage at Upper Denmark Street, where the winner will be announced. Prizes include €500 worth of recording time with Red Door Productions, €750 worth of vouchers towards music equipment from Steamboat Music and opportunity to play in Limerick’s award winning music venue – Dolans Warehouse. To apply got to to download an application form. Linkedin Twitter Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Post Show | Ham Sandwich Arts Council congratulates three Limerick artists on Covid-19 award WhatsApplast_img read more

Woman stabbed in West Palm Beach

first_imgA woman was stabbed after an argument turned violent in West Palm Beach early Sunday morning, police say.West Palm Beach police responded to the scene of Skillz Arcade parking lot located in Palm Beach Lakes after they received a call about an accident.Deputies say when they arrived two women were involved in an argument.According to police, Tarneka Sheppard, 32, kicked another woman in the back of the head. After bouncers removed Sheppard from the business, the victim and her friend attempted to leave the property to get medical attention. As they attempted to drive away, police said, Sheppard rammed their vehicle with hers.Police said both women then exited their vehicles and the verbal dispute continued. Bouncers told police they had to use pepper spray on Sheppard.Investigators said Sheppard admitted stabbing the victim in the upper torso.Both Sheppard and the victim were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.No one was taken into custody at the time, but police are continuing to investigate the incident.last_img read more