Government urged to ensure journalists are free to cover Friday’s demonstrations

first_img IraqMiddle East – North Africa June 7, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government urged to ensure journalists are free to cover Friday’s demonstrations In view of the recent attacks on journalists, our organization would like to point out that the media have the right to observe, film and photograph demonstrators and security forces. The authorities must facilitate the work of journalists or at least not obstruct them in any way. Confiscating their equipment, arresting them or detaining them for short periods, or any use of physical violence against them must be prohibited. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News Reporters Without Borders wrote to the Iraqi authorities yesterday urging them to ensure respect for the rights of journalists, including their right to cover the major demonstrations that are due to be held throughout Iraq this Friday, 10 June.Read the Reporters Without Borders letter : Dear Prime Minister,The international press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders has learned that major demonstrations are to be held throughout Iraq on 10 June to demand better public services (such as electricity and water), respect for basic rights and freedoms, the release of political prisoners and a crackdown on corruption. Government of IraqBaghdad Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki December 28, 2020 Find out more News Any action by the security forces that prevents journalists from doing their job is an unacceptable violation of freedom of expression. IraqMiddle East – North Africa News February 15, 2021 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Paris, 6 June 2011 Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iraq Sincerely, Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Press freedom is an essential component of the democratic process to which Iraq is committed. We will be watching closely to see whether the public’s right to information is respected. to go further Organisation RSF_en Jean-François JulliardReporters Without Borders secretary-general We trust you will give this matter your careful consideration. Receive email alerts RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Newslast_img read more

An IPA Named for the South’s Most Iconic Peak

first_imgMt. Mitchell is different than a lot of the other IPAs on the market these days, which tend to be juicy fruit bombs. It has depth and nuance, which is cool considering the brewery used just that one hop strain. My only complaint: Natty Greene’s doesn’t put this beer in a can, which means I’m probably not going to lug it with me on my next hike up Mount Mitchell. Because how great would it be to drink a beer named after the mountain that just kicked your ass, while standing on top of that mountain? So post modern.[divider]more from blueridgeoutdoors.com[/divider] Natty Greene’s, out of Greensboro, North Carolina, is one of those breweries that gets overlooked all too often. I’m as guilty as anyone. They’ve been around for a while (since 2004), so the new car smell has worn off. Plus their distribution is pretty limited. That said, every time I’ve had the chance to suck down a Natty Greene, I’ve enjoyed it. And they’re in the midst of a pretty big expansion, building a $10 million production facility that would take the brewery’s capacity to 100,000 barrels of beer a year. Right now, they’re brewing about 17,000 barrels a year. This year, Natty Greene’s is also releasing a few new beers, and Mt. Mitchell IPA is one of them. First, I can’t believe nobody’s done a Mount Mitchell beer before. Bravo, Natty Greene’s, for naming a beer after the South’s most iconic peak. This is  a single hop beer, which means the brewery only uses one hop strain, instead of the more common melting pot of hops approach. The beauty of a single hopped beer, is that the beer becomes a venue to showcase what that particular hop can do. In this case, Natty Greene used Eureka hops, a relatively new hop variety that’s known for its pungent aroma. I think the beer world is one of the few places where “pungent aroma” is a compliment. Eureka is all about the pine, until it’s not, then it’s all about the grapefruit. Digging into Mt. Mitchell, pine needles are heavy on the nose (imagine getting lost in a Christmas Tree farm outside of Boone) and they hit you hard on the sip, too. Then things balance out a little with some slightly sweet grapefruit before a dry finish whisks it all away. Overall, it tastes really fresh (back to that Christmas tree farm again), and has a great balance thanks to the malt bill, which provides a bready, almost cracker-like note. Eureka was originally called “Experimental Pine Fruit.” That’s a pretty apt description. Emphasis on the pine.last_img read more

Bookie’s century leads Christ Church to NSSCL Zone final

first_img…Saraswat Secondary also book finals berthA brilliant century from skipper Alphius Bookie led Christ Church Secondary to victory over Richard Ishmael Secondary in a rescheduled North Georgetown zone semi-final yesterday at the GNIC ground as the 2016 edition of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) National Secondary School Cricket League (NSSCL) continued.Richard Ishmael earned the right to face Christ Church in the rescheduled semi-final after they won a protest against School of the Nation who defeated them in the previous round but who fielded an over-aged player.Batting first,Christ Church scored 159/6 in 25 overs. Bookie led the way with a responsible 110 not out off just 88 balls. Bookie’s knock included 11 fours and seven sixes. Ariel Tilho gave good support as he contributed 20. Bowling for Richard Ismheal, Kristoff Nedd took 3/26.Richard Ishmael was then dismissed for 80 from 16.2 overs to give Christ Church a comfortable victory. Bowling for Christ Church, Renaldo Mohamed took 4/10 while Bookie had 2/22.With this victory,Christ Church will now face Chase Academy in a North Georgetown Zone final clash.Over at the Zeeburg ground, Saraswat Secondary booked a place in the West Coast Demerara zone final against SVN College when they defeated Zeeburg Secondary by 40 runs.Saraswat Secondary,batting first,scored166/9 in their 30 overs. Rajesh Rampersaud top-scored with 45 and Dexroy Hyman made 23. Bowling for Zeeburg, Andre Seepersaud took 4/11 and Jetendra Ghisiwian had 2/29.Zeeburg Secondary fell for 126 in 22.5 overs in their reply. Andre Seepersaud top-scored with 33 and Parmanand Prabhudyal made 30. Bowling for Saraswat Secondary, Kevin Latchoo had 3/32.The NSSCL continues tomorrow with the North Georgetown zone final clash between defending champions Chase Academy and Christ Church at GCC from 10:30 hrs while at Zeeburg, Saraswat Secondary and SVN will do battle in the West Coast Demerara zone final.last_img read more