Journalists targets of sickening and growing violence

first_img News Reporters Without Borders urged the authorities to do their utmost to investigate growing attacks and threats to journalists including one in which three men marched a journalist to a cemetery at gunpoint and tried to bury him alive.”It is essential that the instigators of these abuses should be punished so that journalists can again work in safety,” said the worldwide press freedom organisation.On 17 May 2005, Syed Monjur Morshed, editor and publisher of the English language bi-monthly The Horizon, was attacked by four men as he returned to his home in Gora near the capital Dhaka. They rushed at him and stabbed him in the abdomen with a knife. He was taken to hospital bleeding heavily and underwent an operation on 19 May.Security forces who were at the scene failed to intervene during the attack. Morshed therefore decided not to report the incident to the police, since it seemed pointless.He had received constant threats in the days leading up to the assault after he wrote an article in which he exposed fraud on the part of estate entrepreneur, Iqbal Sazzad. The journalist had also tipped off several major national dailies about the cases of embezzlement that, once revealed in the press, led to the agent’s arrest.Reporters Without Borders said it was deeply shocked by a sickening attack on GM Shahid, editor of the weekly Aparadh Barta and correspondent for the daily Dainik Khobor Patra, on 21 May in Rupganj, close to the capital.The journalist was returning home in the evening in a rickshaw when he was jumped by three men, who threatened him with a gun and stuck sticky tape on his mouth to prevent him from shouting for help. They marched him to a cemetery where they beat him with a hammer and tried to bury him alive.The journalist managed to fight back and to shout out, so that the three assailants finally fled leaving him there. It was only three hours later that local residents came to assist him and take him to a doctor where he received first aid. The attack was very probably linked to his work as a journalist.In Golachipa in the south of the country, Sumit Kumar Dutta, of the daily Dainik Ittefaq, received death threats from a criminal known in the area, Hye Gazi, angry at the journalist’s articles on his embezzlement in the area. Gazi also threatened other journalists if they wrote articles about his activities. Kumar Dutta reported the threats and asked for protection from the local authorities. Help by sharing this information News Organisation Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists BangladeshAsia – Pacific RSF_en May 26, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists targets of sickening and growing violence Receive email alerts BangladeshAsia – Pacific center_img February 22, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Bangladesh Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention News to go further February 26, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage May 19, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Status Orange weather warning for Limerick

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNewsStatus Orange weather warning for LimerickBy Meghann Scully – October 2, 2019 700 TAGSlimerickLimerick Poststorm lorenzoweather Advertisement Email WhatsApp Linkedin Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openercenter_img Print A status red weather alert is now in place across the countryA status orange weather warning is in place for Limerick as Storm Lorenzo is expected to make land Thursday evening.The warning is also in place for Galway, Kerry Mayo, Clare and Cork.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Southwesterly winds veering westerly will reach mean speeds 65 to 80km/h with gusts generally of 100 to 130km/h, higher in coastal regions.Storm surges will produce coastal flooding and damage. Previous articleNew Regional Ambassador to the West to ‘create a stronger voice’ across the Shannon Region and Galway for SITE IrelandNext articleLimerick people reveal their favourite sound Meghann Scully Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash last_img read more

Wadham cox injured at Eights

first_imgSt Antony’s rowers have been accused of causing two major pile ups during Summer Eights last week, after manning their boat with a novice-rated Cox.A Wadham Cox was injured twice and, as a result of the second incident, was unable to participate in Saturday’s race.On Thursday Wadham’s crew was about to be bumped by St Antony’s Men’s second boat when Cox Rachel Levy put up her hand in concession. However St Antony’s rowed on into Wadham, who were attempting to clear the racing line.Levy said, “A couple of my Wadham rowers had fallen off their seats at the start, so we had to concede to St Antony’s in the first fifteen strokes or so. “While I clearly put up my hand to concede, St Antony’s failed to lighten up and proceeded to row full speed  into my crew.”The collision resulted in Levy being hit on the shoulder by St Antony’s bowman’s oar but the two boats remained entangled in the middle of the river, and the race was klaxoned. However Tom Isherwood, President of St Antony’s Boat club, denied the accusations that St Antony’s caused the pile up on the river.He said, “First, incidents like this are normally not the result of any negative intention or even recklessness (despite what the Wadham coaches who proceeded to harass and verbally abuse our crew throughout the week may think). “Rather, they are an inevitable result of the chaos of Oxford bumps racing.”On Friday, there was a  pile-up near ‘the gut’ which it has been alleged that St Antony’s initiated. However, the separate incident which prevented Levy from rowing on Saturday was, she says, “partly everyone’s fault.”Wadham’s rudder was smashed in the process and they had to be towed in by a launch. Levy was unable to row in her race on Saturday as a result of the impact she had received to her back.Isherwood spoke about the incident saying, “Friday of Eights saw a similarly dangerous situation, but with Wadham receiving a dangerous coxing fine and the St Antony’s crew receiving appreciation for being the only crew directly behind them to stop in time.”Levy described the incident as “just the nature of bumps.”She continued, “Rowing, while not normally a contact sport, does have its share of mishaps, collisions, broken bones, ejector crabs, etc. “If you aren’t willing to accept those risks, then you shouldn’t be on the water, plain and simple.”last_img read more