June 12

Radio station suspended after giving air-time to rebels

first_img to go further The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa BurundiAfrica Reporters Without Borders called on the Burundian government today to immediately end its shutdown of the radio station Isanganiro for allowing an anti-government rebel leader to go on the air.”This decision deprives people of news and is especially damaging when the country is starting new talks to re-establish peace,” said the press freedom organisation in its request to communications minister Albert Mbonerane. “Burundians want to form their opinions freely. It is not for the authorities to say what material should be broadcast.” The privately-owned Isanganiro went off the air on 13 September after the minister ordered it to close for a week, accusing it of broadcasting “defamatory statements about the government at a time when it is trying to achieve an overall and permanent ceasefire.” The station had allowed Pasteur Habimana, spokesman for the Hutu-based rebel National Liberation Forces to speak in a programme. The government has several times asked radio stations not to broadcast interviews or statements by rebel leaders.Other privately-owned stations in Burundi decided the day after Isanganiro’s suspension to refuse to cover the activities of the government and of President Domitien Ndayizeye until Isanganiro was allowed back on the air. Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists The independent radio station Isanganiro was shut down for a week on 13 September after broadcasting an interview with the leader of one of the country’s rebel groups. Reporters Without Borders called on communications minister Albert Mbonerane to lift the ban. News October 21, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Burundi Reports News BurundiAfrica September 15, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio station suspended after giving air-time to rebels Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention RSF_en June 5, 2020 Find out more Organisation November 27, 2020 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more

May 27

Talks taking place to try and salvage Garth Brooks concerts

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleDerry in Wales for 2nd leg Europa QualifierNext articleTwo rescued whales wash up on shore again News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire News Facebook Talks taking place to try and salvage Garth Brooks concerts Facebook Pinterest Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Google+center_img Twitter Talks are taking place today between Dublin City Manager, the city’s Lord Mayor and the Chief Executive of the Labour Relations Commission in a last ditch effort to salvage all five Garth Brooks’ Croke Park concerts.It comes after the Taoiseach intervened last night and urged all key players to come up with a solution to the controversy, which has made headlines all over the world.Residents in Ballybough have also contacted the US Embassy asking if the US President could contact Mr. Brooks and convince him to perform at Croke Park.Enda Kenny has ruled out introducing emergency legislation – so now political pressure is mounting on Dublin City Manager Owen Keegen to reverse the decision not to allow all five concerts to go ahead.Dublin’s Lord Mayor Christy Burke says there’s still a possibility Mr. Keegan could review the conditions of the licensing agreement…Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/11burk1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp By News Highland – July 10, 2014 last_img read more

May 27

Second shooting in 24 hours in Derry

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By News Highland – November 3, 2014 A 26-year-old man has been shot in both legs in Derry.It happened in Liscloon Drive at about 8:30pm last night.He was taken to hospital for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.It was the second shooting in the city in 24 hours. A 42-year-old man was injured in a paramilitary-style shooting at Corrib Court in the Ballymagroarty area at about 11:30pm on Saturday night. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Google+center_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Previous articlePolice targeted in bomb attack in DerryNext articleDeputy Pearse Doherty claims his stance has always been clear regarding water charges News Highland Second shooting in 24 hours in Derrylast_img read more

November 18

Looks Like Royal All-Star Game

first_imgNEW YORK — Houston second baseman Jose Altuve passed Kansas City’s Omar Infante in the final days of voting, leaving four Royals as starters for the All-Star Game.Todd Frazier of the host Cincinnati Reds leapfrogged St. Louis’ Matt Carpenter and will be in the NL starting lineup for the July 14 game at Great American Ball Park.The voting results were announced July 5.AL champion Kansas City will be represented in the starting lineup by outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon, catcher Salvador Perez and shortstop Alcides Escobar. Four players ties the AL record for fan-elected starters, achieved nine times previously.Eight Royals were on track to start in vote totals announced June 15, but first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas and designated hitter Kendrys Morales also were overtaken.Seattle’s Nelson Cruz, suspended for the final 50 games of the 2013 season for violating baseball’s drug agreement, was elected to start for the second straight year. In the closest vote at any position, Cruz’s 10.6 million votes edged Morales’ 10.32 million.Toronto’s Josh Donaldson will start at third for the second straight year after receiving a record vote total of 14.09 million, topping Josh Hamilton’s 11.07 million in 2012.Washington outfielder Bryce Harper set a mark for NL players at 13.86 million, topping the previous record of 7.62 million set three years ago by San Francisco catcher Buster Posey, who was elected to start again this year.MLB said 620 million votes were cast, breaking the old mark of 391 million in 2012.At least two elected starters will miss the game because of injuries: Miami outfielder Giancarlo Stanton broke a hand on June 26 and Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera hurt his left calf July 3.In addition, the Cardinals’ Matt Holliday, who finished third among NL outfielders behind Harper and Stanton, has been sidelined since straining a quadriceps on June 8 and is uncertain when he will return.Each fan could cast up to 35 ballots in online voting. Pitchers and reserves will be announced July 6.Altuve overtuned a 232,000-vote deficit in totals announced Monday and finished with 9.63 million to top Inante, who was just shy of 9 million. Frazier trailed Carpenter by 63,000 at the start of the week but finished ahead by 2.1 million.Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout will make his fourth straight All-Star appearance after earning 14 million votes, the second-highest total.NL starters include Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, Miami second baseman Dee Gordon and St. Louis shortstop Jhonny Peralta, who also was suspended 50 games following MLB’s investigation of the Biogenesis of America clinic.(RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more