Two journalists being held for publishing internal security memo on terrorist threat

first_img NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News July 18, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists being held for publishing internal security memo on terrorist threat RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance RSF_en to go further Al Watan Al An’s most recent issue, published on 14 July, contained a series of stories by Ariri et and Hurmatallah that were headlined, “The secret reports behind Morocco’s state of alert.” One of the stories was based on a DGST memo – which was reproduced – urging all the security services to be vigilant after a video was posted online by a terrorist organisation that contained “a solemn call for jihad against all the Maghrebi governments, identifying Morocco by name.”Morocco raised its state of alert to the highest level on 6 July, but the interior ministry has given no precise information about the possible threats.In a statement carried by the main national TV station, prosecutor general Moulay Abdallah Alaoui Belghiti said he had ordered an investigation to find out how secret documents were leaked and who was responsible. The two journalists would be prosecuted for publishing “reports of a confidential nature linked to defence secrets,” he said, adding that other document found during the search would be used in evidence against them.Ariri and Hurmatallah, who are due to appear in court soon, were not allowed to see their lawyers during the preliminary investigation. Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa June 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Receive email alertscenter_img Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrest of Abderrahim Ariri, the publisher of the weekly Al Watan Al An (The Nation Now), and one of his journalists, Mostapha Hurmatallah, yesterday in Casablanca after they published the text of an internal security memo circulated by the General Directorate for Territorial Surveillance (DGST), an intelligence agency.“It is wrong to arrest these two journalists and keep them in custody, especially as it would have sufficed to summon them for questioning,” the press freedom organisation said. “It seems as if this is meant to be a warning to any journalist who might be inclined to investigate Morocco’s ability to defend itself against terrorism.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We urge the Moroccan authorities to have the good sense to release them at once. The internal memo published in the weekly seems not to have contained any confidential information as it only referred to online posts that anyone can access. While it is understandable that the authorities are trying to find out who leaked the memo, the journalists should not be turned into scapegoats.”Plain-clothes police arrested Ariri and Hurmatallah at their Casablanca homes at about 7 a.m. yesterday and took them to police headquarters for questioning. At mid-morning, about 20 police officers accompanied them to the Al Watan Al An office, where a search was carried out. Editor Boujemaa Achefri said they took away 90 per cent of the newspaper’s files, as well as Ariri’s computer, mobile phone and diary. Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Help by sharing this information News News Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrest yesterday of Abderrahim Ariri, the publisher of the Arabic-language weekly Al Watan Al An, and one of his journalists, Mostapha Hurmatallah. They are being held for publishing the text of a confidential security memo that was circulated by a Moroccan intelligence agency. April 28, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Pringle takes umbrage with ‘bad time management’ in Dail

first_img Pinterest Pringle takes umbrage with ‘bad time management’ in Dail By News Highland – April 17, 2020 Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+center_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articlePeople urged to be responsible with household waste during crisisNext articleDonegal applicants in backlog for Be on Call for Ireland initiative News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty A Donegal Deputy has hit out over what he has described as bad time management in the Dail chamber.The Dáil sat to late last evening as the government’s response to the Coronavirus crisis was debated by TDs.Deputy Thomas Pringle was due to pose questions to the Health Minister but was told to move quickly.Deputy Pringle took umbrage with that direction:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/pringfdgdfgdfleshortnew7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging releases discussion draft

first_imgThe Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging has released a discussion draft of the executive summary of their upcoming report.The Task Force was convened in Fall 2016 by President Faust to consider a set of important and interrelated questions designed to advance Harvard on the path from diversity to belonging. Over the past year, the Task Force has worked to consider issues of inclusion and belonging on campus through meetings with a variety of community groups, outreach workshops, a day-long retreat, and an afternoon of engagement.The discussion draft outlines the core elements of their proposed strategy through a set of “Shared Standards for Inclusive Excellence” to guide decision-making at all levels of the University.With the release of the discussion draft, the Task Force is soliciting feedback and input from members of the Harvard community. Comments and suggestions can be submitted via the Solution Space through November 30.To learn more about the Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging and read the draft executive summary, visit https://inclusionandbelongingtaskforce.harvard.edu/comment-discussion-draft.last_img read more

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Right to Life sponsors D.C. trip

first_imgWashington, D.C. — Three hundred and twenty Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s students joined thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. for the 41st annual March for Life.Due to low temperatures and winter storm warnings, senior Jennifer Gallic, Notre Dame March for Life Trip Coordinator, said some Washington-bound buses were cancelled and numbers at the event were smaller than usual.“Unfortunately, only about half of our [590 registered students] were able to make it to D.C.,” Gallic said. “Despite the cold, the group that made it was excited to stand with hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers to defend life.”Photo courtesy of Anna Carmack The March began at 12 p.m. on the National Mall where anti-abortion advocates gathered for an hour-long rally, Notre Dame senior Amanda Bambury said. The group then marched to the Supreme Court to mark the anniversary of “Roe v. Wade,” the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that struck down anti-abortion laws, she said.“For a gathering of so many people it is a very pleasant atmosphere,” Bambury said. “It is not violent or hateful at all, but is filled with people who are so full of life and who really want to try and make a difference.“It is such an honor, a privilege and a blessing to be able to walk side by side with my fellow Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students and faculty who are so passionate about the cause and to walk by people who have traveled so, so far to march.”The trip, organized by both Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s Right to Life groups, receives sponsorship from the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, the Notre Dame Institute for Church Life and alumnae, Gallic said. The commitment to funding expresses the University’s larger commitment to expressing the importance of life issues to its students, she said. “We have had people from Notre Dame go [to the March] since it started,” Gallic said. “The numbers were only a couple in the beginning, but Notre Dame has always been represented.Notre Dame is committed to life issues, Gallic said. Right to life is part of the Catholic Church’s mission and Catholic Social Teaching. She said the close relationship between the organization and the president’s office is evident in the university’s decision to give excused absences to students who participate in the March.Gallic said involvement with the Right to Life Club at Notre Dame helped shaped her perception of others and taught her the importance of the inherent dignity of all human persons.“This group really shapes how you view other people in terms of the dignity that they have,” Gallic said. “At its core, the pro-life movement is about human dignity, so that definitely provides a different outlook on life — you see people through their worth as created in God’s image.”Gallic, who has attended seven marches in her lifetime, said she found it encouraging to stand with so many others with the same passion for pro-life issues. She said it gives her the strength to continue to fight for a cause she “holds dear to her heart.”“Just being involved with pro-life issues can sometimes be discouraging when you see the culture shifting so far away from it,” Gallic said. “Being at the March last year … by people who are so passionate about it, reminds you that you are not the only person fighting for this and [shows] how important of an issue it is.”The Right to Life Club at Notre Dame works to educate students on life issues and provides students with a way to get involved, Gallic said. Since the group is at a Catholic institution, she said she believes the group is supported more than pro-life groups at other American college campuses.“Compared to other pro-life groups at other universities, our group is very well received,” Gallic said. “We receive a ton of support from the administration.“There is always going to be, especially on college campuses, people affected by abortion, and for those people seeing reminders of the pro-life movement can be hard, but we have never experienced a lot of resentment or a lot of negativity.”Saint Mary’s senior Allie Richthammer said she feels she is in the minority at Saint Mary’s since she is pro-choice.“I personally feel like it is a woman’s responsibility to choose what she does as far as reproductive issues and I don’t think that the government, or anyone else, should be involved in that decision making process,” Richtammer said. “I think it is a citizen’s private right to choose what they would like to do.Richtammer said she thinks abortion will occur whether or not it is legal, and she said she feels abortion should be made safe as a result. Although she said she does not feel nervous about expressing her pro-choice views, at times she does feel reluctant.“On the whole, I really haven’t experienced anything negative being a pro-choice supporter on Saint Mary’s campus, but it can feel a little awkward sometimes when people are talking about ‘killing babies’ or things like that,” Richthammer said. “When they bring it into that context, as far as abortions go, I don’t really view it like that. I view it as a women’s reproductive health issue rather than an abortion issue.”Gallic said the Right to Life Club is always willing to engage in discussion with students about their beliefs and said anyone is welcome to come to the group’s events, including those who are not pro-life supporters. She said events like the March allow members of the club to engage with people from all different backgrounds and support groups, especially those of younger generations.“At the March you are able to network with other college campuses, people of older generations and experts for the cause,” Gallic said. “It is great to see so many people come together for the pro-life cause.”Tags: March for Life, Right to Lifelast_img read more

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Celebrating women and their impacts on the credit union industry on ICU Day

first_img 76SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Andrea Rusnak Andrea Rusnak is responsible for managing a team of account executives that assists credit unions with their strategic portfolio growth goals and objectives. She joined PSCU in 2015 and has … Web: pscu.com Details Each year since 1948, on the third Thursday of October, International Credit Union (ICU) Day celebrates the spirit of the global credit union movement. While there are many noteworthy milestones to celebrate this year, one achievement that seems particularly timely is advancements in gender equality in the credit union movement.Credit unions were founded on the cooperative principle. Nondiscrimination is a tenant of that principle, which means credit unions are innately more likely to be receptive to ideas surrounding gender parity. Data indicates the credit union industry is indeed more progressive in this area than many others: more than 50 percent of credit unions have women CEOs, a higher figure than most industries. And with a large number of credit union CEOs slated to retire within the next several years, that percentage could increase if there is a pipeline of strong female leaders ready to move into those open roles.In 2009, the World Council of Credit Unions established the Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) to tackle the industry’s gender gap while also leveraging resources to strengthen the economic security of women and their families. The GWLN is the credit union industry’s only international platform dedicated to addressing and facilitating greater gender balance among leadership positions. Its mission is to provide women with the opportunity and resources available to make a measurable difference in each other’s lives, as well as in the lives of credit union members and in their communities.Today, the GWLN has 54 Sister Society chapters in 17 countries – representing more than a 50 percent increase in one year alone. As a result of these expanding chapters, communities across the United States and internationally have been positively impacted. This year marked the first time the GWLN and the World Council Young Credit Union Professionals held their joint lunch session together. The joint session, which took place during the 2018 World Credit Union Conference in Singapore earlier this year, included a diversity and inclusion program geared toward promoting the advancement of women and young leaders worldwide, and leveraging opportunities presented by the World Credit Union Conference to promote professional development. It represented a unique opportunity to bring both of these highly passionate and engaged groups of professionals together to interact and have a positive dialogue about the credit union industry.Looking ahead, the GWLN will host its second annual Executive Readiness Summit in Chicago next month. The goal of this summit is to increase the female executive pipeline by equipping emerging credit union and payments leaders with various skills, knowledge, networks and action plans. It will focus on critical competencies including professional development, negotiation, succession planning, branding and networking. Prior to the summit, participants will evaluate their strengths, weaknesses and development areas through a self-assessment. Activities during the summit will address the needs identified in the assessment by offering hands-on assistance through professional training, knowledge sharing and skill-building activities.PSCU is a longtime supporter of the GWLN and a sponsor of this year’s Executive Readiness Summit. In addition to being a champion for women’s leadership globally for a decade, PSCU continues to promote diversity within its workforce, with a laser focus on fearlessly leading the charge to make gender equality a true reality. The CUSO strives to be a change maker not only within its own walls, but by also looking for opportunities to collaborate with partners like the GWLN to promote and support women on a larger and more global scale. PSCU’s ultimate vision is to create a community in which gender equality is a natural state, and women everywhere finally have the voice they rightfully deserve.As the industry comes together to commemorate the 70th anniversary of ICU Day on Oct. 18, there could be no more fitting time to celebrate the growth of the Global Women’s Leadership Network and the exponential increase of its Sister Society chapters, and to look forward to a future that is increasingly bright for women in the credit union industry.last_img read more

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Investment Going to the local

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Virat Kohli to chat with Kevin Pietersen on Instagram live

first_imgMumbai: India captain Virat Kohli will have a chat session with former England batsman Kevin Pietersen, he told his social media followers on Wednesday. “Tomorrow at 7 PM IST my good friend @KP24 and I are going live on Instagram. Tune in to catch us chatting about what’s happening the world over at the moment and also about all the years we’ve known each other,” Kohli said in a tweet.Peitersen has been doing social media lives with the likes of Kohli’s limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma and South Africa pace ace Dale Steyn over the past few days as the world observes virtual lockdown to beat the coronavirus pandemic.Kohli and actress wife Anushka Sharma recently pledged to support the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and Chief Minister’s (Maharashtra) Relief Fund in the ongoing battle against the coronavirus pandemic. A source in the industry had told IANS that Virat and Anushka have jointly donated Rs 3 crore towards the cause.The batting icon also made an appeal to all to strictly follow the guidelines that have been set by not just the government, but also medical experts in our fight against the coronavirus outbreak.Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a 21-day lockdown in the country to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. He said this is an essential step to fight coronavirus decisively. He added that saving lives is priority as of now. (IANS)Also Read: No talk about Virat Kohli and boys taking pay cut: BCCI treasurerAlso Watch: Veterinary College in Guwahati creates hand sanitizers to fight the shortage of Sanitizers in Assamlast_img read more

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Former track federation president Lamine Diack found guilty of corruption; sentenced to 2 years in prison, fined $590K

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPARIS (AP) — Former track federation president Lamine Diack found guilty of corruption; sentenced to 2 years in prison, fined $590K. Former track federation president Lamine Diack found guilty of corruption; sentenced to 2 years in prison, fined $590K Associated Press center_img September 16, 2020last_img

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