Ugandan media regulator’s ultimatum to journalists January 13, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of two Ugandan journalists, Pidson Kareire, the founder of the respected investigative news website Drone Media, and Darious Magara, a reporter for East African Watch, who were jailed on criminal libel charges last week without their bail applications being heard. RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more December 17, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Uganda to go further Receive email alerts Credit : HRNJ Uganda The two journalists have been charged in connection with stories they wrote last October and November about the reported failure of a construction company, Dott Services Ltd, to complete a government contract to build roads linking Uganda with the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. Their reporting was based on statements made by legislators during several parliamentary hearings on the subject. As a result of a libel suit filed by the company earlier last month, the police arrested the two journalists on 27 May and took them before a judge who ordered them detained until 17 June, when a court will hear their bail applications and begin hearing the case. They were taken to Kitalya prison, a maximum security prison 50 km northwest of Kampala. Their lawyer told RSF they are facing possible two-year sentences under article 22 of the Ugandan penal code. “It is incredible that these journalists have been imprisoned for nothing more than presumed defamation,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “As well as being totally disproportionate, this measure constitutes a serious constraint on the freedom to investigate and inform. We condemn the systematic harassment of Ugandan journalists in all its forms and we urge the authorities to release these two reporters at once, before the case is heard.” It is not unusual for Ugandan journalists to be targeted when they do investigative reporting. Kareire was accused of defamation and “offensive communication” in 2019 after writing an article about Middle East Consultants Limited, a company that recruits Ugandan workers. The case was eventually dismissed. Daily Monitor editor Tabu Butagira and Tony Glencross, the managing director of the company that owns the paper, were summoned for questioning this week for reporting that a BBC TV investigation had concluded that the Ugandan police fired live rounds indiscriminately at a crowd last November causing several deaths among the supporters of Bobi Wine, the main opposition candidate in the presidential election held a few weeks later. Uganda’s leading privately-owned newspaper, the Daily Monitor is constantly hounded by the government. Uganda has fallen 28 places in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index since 2015 and is now ranked 125th out of 180 countries. Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading daily Organisation UgandaAfrica Protecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Help by sharing this information Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election UgandaAfrica Protecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment News News June 4, 2021 Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges
November 19, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 More Israeli arrests of Palestinian journalists in Jerusalem and West Bank Help by sharing this information May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes News Follow the news on Israel May 16, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is concerned by new round of Israeli arrests of Palestinian journalists in Jerusalem and the West Bank in the past few days, suggesting that a tougher line is being taken towards the Palestinian media. The organization previously condemned a wave of arbitrary arrests of Palestinian journalists in August.The latest arrests come less than two weeks after the arrests of five foreign journalists aboard two Gaza-bound vessels carrying humanitarian supplies which were intercepted by the Israeli navy on 4 November.Isra Salhab, 26, the presenter of a programme about Palestinian prisoners on the satellite TV station Al-Quds, was summoned for questioning and arrested by the Israeli police in Jerusalem on 16 November. After interrogating her for two hours, the police contacted her parents to tell them “your daughter has been arrested” but did not say why.She was subsequently brought before a military court for a closed-door hearing in which she was not represented by a lawyer. The court postponed a decision until 21 November. Salhab meanwhile continues to be detained.Radio Marah presenter Raed Sharif was arrested by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Ramallah on 14 November. The soldiers first went to his father’s home and interrogated him in order to get him to say where his son lived. The father said the soldiers seemed very tense.An Israeli military court in the West Bank town of Salfit has also just ordered a six-month extension to the detention of Walid Khaled, the editor of the Gaza-based newspaper Filisteen, without giving any reason. Arrested by Israeli soldiers at his home on 8 May, he has already spent six months in detention. He previously served a four-year jail sentence.Reporters Without Borders condemns this latest surge in harassment and intimidation and calls on the Israeli authorities to free the journalists being held arbitrarily. Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists IsraelMiddle East – North Africa News News News RSF_en IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts to go further WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Organisation
Joseph Lee Solsman, 47, of Dillsboro passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg. Joseph was born Tuesday, December 14, 1971 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Leo and Lois (Strausbaugh) Solsman. He married Elisabeth Byrd and she survives. He enjoyed tinkering in his garage and mowing grass for his neighbors in Dillsboro.Joseph is survived by his wife Elisabeth of Dillsboro; sons: Austin Solsman and Jaden Wise both of Dillsboro; daughters: Hailee Baker of Brookville, IN and Jenna Baker of Dillsboro; father Leo Solsman of Franklin, OH; brothers: LuRoy (Debbie) Solsman of Midland, OH and Chris Carson of OH; sisters: Lannie (Blain) Foxx of Edgewater, FL, Lynnae (Kevin) Deardorff and Andrea Begley both of Franklin, OH; 1 grandchild Luke Baker; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Lois Strausbaugh Solsman.Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be given in honor of Joseph to the family. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812)432-5480. You may go to www.filterdevriesmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
NBA Draft 2019: Here’s how Zion Williamson will fit with the Pelicans Did you think we’d do a draft list without Zion Williamson? Of course not. But it’s like that for good reason. Williamson has LeBron James’ athleticism and a work ethic that might (maybe) even exceed the King’s.The young man loves the game and competes hard every night (TBD how an 82-game schedule will wear, especially as a rookie). He literally busts out of his shoes to play basketball (OK, that’s a bad joke, sorry).But, seriously, he is a big body who is very hard to stop going to the basket and when he is being stopped there he finds a way to alter shots at the rim and get out in transition and wear teams out. Zion will be must-watch TV when he makes his NBA debut.Grant WilliamsGrant Williams is similar to Williamson in that he is a player who influences the game in multiple ways that can’t really be quantified strictly by numbers. He hustles constantly, always appears to be in the right place to make a play and grabs a lot of offensive rebounds that give his team second chances.And he’s a better shooter than people give him credit for. Watch him putting up shots in a draft workout this spring. He’s not that big and he’s not that athletic, but to use a cliche, the whole is greater than the sum of his parts. He’s a mature player who was part of a team that helped Tennessee win again. He could be very valuable in the late first round or even go higher than you might think.Carsen EdwardsSure, Edwards can get knocked for being a ball hog (nearly 20 shots per game for Purdue last season), isn’t all that tall (6-1) and makes some silly mistakes. But he can shoot like crazy, has athleticism off the charts and plays really good defense too.He could instantly be a sixth man who produces offense. Think Fred VanVleet but with more athleticism.If he were 6-4 he might be a top-10 pick.Dylan WindlerThe Athletic’s Tony Jones compared Belmont’s Dylan Windler to Jazz forward Joe Ingles, and once you watch the lefty play, that comparison cannot be unseen. Zion Williamson is getting most of the attention in the 2019 NBA Draft, but there are plenty of players who could make their marks early.There are obvious ones like RJ Barrett, who finished 14th in the nation in points per game at 22.9 for Duke in 2018-19, and other guys like Coby White out of North Carolina, who has a lot of De’Aaron Fox to his game. NBA Draft 2019: 3 teams with the most on the line Windler averaged 21.3 points while shooting 42.3 percent from beyond the arc for Belmont this year. He’s tall (6-9), lanky (6-11 wingspan) and oddly slippery and more than good enough on defense.He may look a little awkward, even goofy, but he finds a way to help his team, accumulates points quietly and has all of a sudden dominated a game.A team that gets him in the second round will be very happy, and having played four years in college will only help Windler, who’ll turn 23 before the NBA season starts. His maturity will be a huge asset coming off the bench for some team in 2019-20. Those are the easy ones. We decided to look at the one at the top of the draft but then also a little further down the list to see who could play some good minutes and make more of an impact than maybe you would have thought.Four instant-impact picks in the 2019 NBA Draft:Zion Williamson Related News
DAY TWO MondayABC v KPA 9amAPR v Don Bosco 11amPatriots v Savio 1pmKCCA v Equity 3pmUCU v KPA 5pmCity Oil v Hawassa 7pmPower v Gondar 9pmShare on: WhatsApp The Italian Ambassador to Uganda Domenico Fornara (right) handing over a trophy to FUBA President Ambrose Tashobya at the launch of the 2017 FIBA Africa Zone 5 Club Championships at City Oil Kamwokya on Saturday. The Africa Zone 5 Championships starts October 1 at Lugogo. PHOTO @cityoilersDay 1 Africa Zone5 Champs 2017APR 45 ?? KCCA 57 ??Hawassa 43 Patriots 110KPA 108 Gondar 35UCU 108 Horseed 42Equity 70 Don Bosco 48City Oil 93 Savio 46Power 87 ABC 55MenGROUP A – City Oil – Uganda; Patriots – Rwanda; Savio – Tanzania; Hawassa City – EthiopiaGROUP B – Betway Power – Uganda; Gondar City – Ethiopia; A.B.C – Tanzania; K.P.A – KenyaWomen (round robin)UCU, KCCA, Equity, KPA, Horseed , APR, Don BoscoKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fifteeen clubs from five countries will battle for honours at this year’s FIBA Africa Zone 5 Club Championships hosted by Ugandan giants City Oilers Basketball Club and the sports governing body FUBA.The regional basketball tournament was launched in Kampala on Saturday by Italian Ambassador to Uganda Domenico Fornara who handed over the trophies to be competed for to FUBA President Ambrose Tashobya.This is the 3rd time Uganda is hosting the Zone 5 Club Championships since it changed name in 2009. The tournament is sponsored by Stanbic Bank, Enoc Oil, Linglong Tires and Mandela Group.The week-long tournament that started Sunday morning at Lugogo will also serve as regional qualifiers for the FIBA Africa Club Championship finals to be hosted in Casablanca, Morocco in December. Uganda’s City Oilers are defending champions of the Zone 5 tournament.City Tyres Marketing Manager Herbert Bashasha on behalf of Mandela Group earlier handed over a digital scoreboard to FUBA ahead of the FIBA Zone 5 Club Championships.
Teenagers John Gough and Alex Fitzpatrick have been selected to represent England in the prestigious Thunderbird International in the USA. The 54-hole tournament will be played on the Raptor Course at Grayhawk Golf Club at Scottsdale, Arizona, from 27-30 May. Gough, 17, is a member at Stoke Park, near Stoke Poges in Buckinghamshire. He was eighth on the 2015 England boys’ order after a season which included second place in the Telegraph Junior Championship, fifth in the Carris Trophy and fourth in the South of England boys’ open. (Image © Leaderboard Photography). Fitzpatrick, 17, of Hallamshire in Yorkshire, was third in the Italian U16 boys’ championship, having been runner-up the previous year, and was fifth in England’s McGregor Trophy. He was in England’s successful U16 team which beat the other home countries in autumn internationals. He is representing England in this week’s French U18 boys’ championship. So far, Max Orrin of Kent is the only English player to win the Thunderbird International, taking the title in 2012. 20 Mar 2016 USA date for Gough and Fitzpatrick