Presidential election: concern about violence against journalists

first_img Follow the news on Armenia Organisation ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia to go further Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today urged Armenia’s electoral authorities to ensure that tomorrow’s presidential election run-off is not marred by incidents similar to those in the first round on 19 February in which journalists were the targets of violence and obstruction.”We ask you to do everything possible to ensure that such incidents are not repeated in the second round on 5 March,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to Artak Sahradian, the president of the electoral commission. “We point out that, while the media must adhere to strict rules to avoid favouring any candidate during an election, the authorities for their part must ensure that journalists are free to cover the polling,” Ménard said.Goar Vernizian, a correspondent of the weekly Aizhm, which is published by the Democratic National Union Party, was thrown against the wall of the Shirvanzade school polling station by unidentified individuals on 19 February as she was covering violations of the electoral rules. Her assailants also seized the audio cassette on which she was recording. Two journalists with the TV station Shant were hit and their video tapes were taken as they filmed a man stuffing ballots into a ballot-box in the same polling station.The same day in Yerevan, a member of the parliamentary commission of voting station No. 356/16 in Nar-Dos school seized the camera of freelance journalist Susanna Pogosian and injured her hand as she was accompanying Gedeon Lichtfield of the British weekly The Economist. Lilit Vardanian, the person in charge of electoral commission No. 26/073 in Echmiadzin (20 km. from Yerevan), refused to allow Karina Asatrian, a reporter with the independent TV station A1+, and her cameraman Robert Kharazian to film. The two journalists were then physically attacked by young men who damaged their camera and chased them out of the polling station. June 8, 2021 Find out more Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News News Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakhcenter_img News ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News RSF_en April 9, 2021 Find out more March 4, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Presidential election: concern about violence against journalists Help by sharing this information November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Network Ireland brings a different kind of resilience to Thomond Park

first_imgLimerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Limerick on Covid watch list Print Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Linkedin Facebook Twitter Mary Killeen Fitzgerald, Limerick LEO; former rugby international Fiona Steed and Network Ireland President Helen Wycherley at the launch of the International Women’s Day event in Thomond Park.Photo: Brian ArthurAS THE home of Munster Rugby, Thomond Park has seen its fair share of endurance and determination on the sporting front.On Friday, March 8  it will be the venue for a major event to mark International Women’s Day when the focus will be on building a different kind of resilience.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Hosted by Network Ireland, the Women in Business conference will be attended by hundreds of budding entrepreneurs, SME owners, professionals and leaders in indigenous and multinational organisations to non-profits, charities, arts and the public sector.Network Ireland’s International Women’s Day event normally takes place in Dublin but its president Helen Wycherley, who has strong ties with Limerick and Munster Rugby, decided to move the location to Thomond Park.Eamon Ryan, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Limerick said that the event would strengthen the partnership between LEO Limerick and Network Ireland.Speakers include former Ireland rugby international, Fiona Steed and performance coach, Gerry Hussey. The event MC is journalist Deirdre O’Shaughnessy. The theme for this year’s conference is #BuildingResilience.President of Network Ireland, Helen Wycherley said: “We want to focus on #BuildingResilience – for ourselves and our businesses. It is important to develop a positive and resilient mind-set to conquer the challenges we as businesswomen encounter. Our celebration of International Women’s Day will be a fantastic, inspiring, fun event for all with endless opportunity for learning and connecting with other women in business from across the country.”“Through my presidency of Network Ireland, I want to help women to fulfil their potential by empowering them to step up and do more. That is why I’ve chosen #StepUp as the theme for 2019.“I want to help and support our members, to do more and be more. So this year will be all about empowering women to step up to the challenge, to be ready to seize opportunities as they arise, to be confident and go for that promotion, apply for that grant application, go on State boards or take more risks and to say “I can” not “I might” or “maybe”.Tickets for the event are available at https://networkirelandiwd2019.eventbrite.ieby Rebecca [email protected] Email Advertisementcenter_img WhatsApp TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic BusinessNewsNetwork Ireland brings a different kind of resilience to Thomond ParkBy Staff Reporter – February 19, 2019 2849 TAGSbusinessEventLimerick City and CountyNews Previous articleCall for directly elected Mayors to be given executive powersNext articleAaron Gillane, Power Plays and Peaking Early: Talking Points from Nowlan Park conquest Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up last_img read more