June 12

Newspaper reporter beaten at behest of ruling party parliamentarian

first_imgNews to go further Follow the news on Bangladesh Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the beating received by local reporter Mizanur Rahman Kawser on the orders of Manjurul Ahsan Munshi, a parliamentary representative for the ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), in the southeastern city of Comilla on 3 September. Kawser is also being harassed at Munshi’s behest and has been held for several days on a theft charge. He was freed on bail on 5 September.“This repeated use of physical violence and judicial harassment is coming at a moment of tension between the government and opposition,” the press freedom organisation said. “Attacks on journalists are rarely condemned by the authorities or ruling party officials. This allows a climate of impunity that encourages more violence. We call for Kawser’s protection and for Munshi and his thugs to be punished.”The local correspondent for the Amar Desh daily newspaper, Kawser was beaten for nearly an hour on 3 September in Munshi’s presence before being handed over to the police. This took place after he accompanied a group of people who went to Munshi’s home in Comilla to submit to him a written demand for electricity in their locality.Munshi subsequently ordered his supporters to ransack Kawser’s home. Kawser appeared in court on the theft charge on 5 September. His brother, Atiqur Rahman Bashar, who is the correspondent of the Prothom Alo daily and president of the press club of Debidwar (a district of Comilla), has also been formally accused by Munshi of extortion.Munshi is well-known for his attacks on the media. Last February, for example, he prevented a meeting on the subject of press freedom from being held in Debidwar. Several journalists have been insulted and driven out of the region.Meanwhile, in the southeastern city of Porshuram, Weekly Zohur correspondent Jahanara Ferdous is constantly being threatened and accused of drug trafficking and prostitution by Kazi Mohamed Jahir Uddin Arif, the head of the local BNP student wing. Reporters Without Borders is concerned for her safety and calls on the police, who have not given her any protection, to investigate Arif’s activities. September 7, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper reporter beaten at behest of ruling party parliamentarian Help by sharing this information Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists Organisation RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention May 19, 2021 Find out morecenter_img BangladeshAsia – Pacific February 26, 2021 Find out more February 22, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News News News Receive email alerts BangladeshAsia – Pacific last_img read more

December 17

Are you ready for a new kind of holiday season?

first_imgThis is placeholder text This post is currently collecting data… Take a stressful year, add some holiday pressure, and what do you get? A cry for help!Fortunately, there are some simple steps that can help make the holiday season less stressful for you and your members. Below are some tips on how to take advantage of holiday shopping trends to make the most of the holidays without getting overwhelmed.Take advantage of online orderingWith the colder weather, experts are predicting a resurgence in coronavirus cases. Many stores are prepared. They’re encouraging people to shop online while increasing their capacity for curbside pick-ups. There are reasons to take advantage of this service that go beyond health and safety. Often provided as a free service, it can be a great way to save shopping time. Rather than gathering the items yourself, you can simply drive up and have everything placed in your car.Start Shopping NowAccording to Business Insider, increased online ordering has shipping providers predicting a backlog this season. This can cause headaches for last minute shoppers looking to get their orders in time for holiday celebrations. Another issue mentioned by Business Insider is the fact that store inventory is lower and stock may run out fast. It also notes there are likely to be fewer deals later in the season, so shopping as early as possible can help members take advantage of more opportunities to save.Keep gift giving simple and practicalA still unstable economy means tight budgets for most people and more concerns about spending money. Gift cards are a simple, practical option. They are also easy to buy and send. Gift cards keep the guesswork out of what will fit within budget and the giver can enjoy knowing recipients will be able to get what they truly want or need. This is especially true of open-loop gift cards versus cards associated with a particular store. Open-loop cards also frequently offer fraud protection.Combine holiday activitiesJust like summer vacation, winter break adds pressure to find safe entertainment options for the family. This calls for multitasking. Look for ways to get the whole family involved in holiday preparations.  Make decorating into a mini holiday party with music. Assign everyone a decorating task and hand out small prizes to all the kids in different categories like “most creative” or “fastest decorator.” Instead of shopping, making holiday gifts can be a family activity. Apps are another fun resource. Look for apps that blend entertainment like reading or games with charitable causes to help kids learn to share with others.While the pandemic has changed the way we do many things, we don’t have to let it steal our holiday joy. These tips can help members adapt holiday preparations to work with the current flow of daily life. You can also remind members of how credit union offerings like gift cards can help simplify their holiday shopping or even their year-round budgeting. LSC is here to help you support members’ financial goals and keep them informed about the products and services available to meet their needs. If you would like to learn more about our prepaid card program or other services, please contact our sales department at 1-800-942-7124.center_img 24SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Naomi Anderson Naomi Anderson is Vice President of Prepaid for LSC. In her current role, her team manages the day to day program support, customer service functions and implementations as well as … Web: Lsc.net Detailslast_img read more

September 9

Martin in 5th on today’s 16th stage of Tour

first_imgIreland’s Dan Martin is 5th 1 minute and 12 seconds behind leader Chris Froome heading into today’s 16th stage of the Tour De France.His cousin Nicholas Roche is 34th overall.Today’s 165 kilometre run to Romans-sur-Isère should suit the sprinters such as Marcel Kittell who has already taken 5 wins on this years tour. Photo © Pixabaylast_img