Plea by Paris lawyer on behalf of journalists imprisoned in Eritrea

first_img EritreaAfrica February 8, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Plea by Paris lawyer on behalf of journalists imprisoned in Eritrea April 14, 2021 Find out more Watch a presentation video about Radio Erena, an independent Eritrean radio station based in Paris.Read Les Erythréens (The Eritreans), a French-language book by writer and journalist Léonard Vincent that was published last month by the Paris-based publishing house Rivages. RSF_en Photo : Me Prisca Orsonneau. EritreaAfrica to go further News Receive email alerts October 27, 2020 Find out more Reports Follow the news on Eritreacenter_img News Help by sharing this information Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? Related documents Pleading of Me Prisca OrsonneauPDF – 67.72 KB January 13, 2021 Find out more Just two weeks from now, 22 February, is the third anniversary of a raid on Radio Bana in central Asmara in which about 50 journalists were arrested. Most were released but at least 11 are still held and are in solitary confinement. Reporters Without Borders continues to campaign for them and other journalists who are imprisoned in Eritrea, some since September 2001.Prisca Orsonneau, a Paris bar member and coordinator of the Reporters Without Borders Legal Committee, participated in the final of the Caen International Human Rights Advocacy Competition on 29 January. Her speech, entitled “Beautiful Asmara, denied its Jasmine Revolution,” was a plea on behalf of Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaac and other journalists who, like him, have been held for more than ten years in Eritrea without being brought to trial.See the video of her plea here (in French).Read the text of her plea in English: The plea was latest initiative that the Reporters Without Borders Legal Committee has taken in coordination with the Reporters Without Borders section in Stockholm and two Swedish lawyers, Jesus Alcala and Percy Bratt. In July 2011, a Habeas Corpus petition was sent to the supreme court in Asmara requesting Dawit’s immediate appearance in court under Eritrea’s constitutional and criminal code provisions and international obligations. The court has so far refused to acknowledge receipt of the petition. As no Eritrean lawyer dares to raise the matter with the court it is hard to know whether the petition will succeed and will eventually shed light on the situation of the detainees.Naizghi Kiflu, an adviser to President Issaias Afeworki and information minister at the time of the September 2001 crackdown, died in London on 6 February. Together with the London-based human rights NGO Redress and the Eritrean exile activist Elsa Chyrum, Reporters Without Borders had called in vain for Naizghi to be tried in Britain for the acts of torture for which he was responsible in Eritrea.The disastrous situation in Eritrea continues to be overlooked for the most part by the international community. Eritrea was nonetheless ranked last for the fifth year running in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index that was released on 25 January. With at least 34 journalists detained, Eritrea is the world’s third biggest prison for media workers, after China and Iran.More information on media freedom in Eritrea: Read the Reporters Without Borders Eritrea country file.Read the latest press releases on Eritrea.See the latest Reporters Without Borders campaign ads on Eritrea in English and French. Organisation RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision News Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak caselast_img read more

Appeal for missing Limerick teen

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April GARDAI in Limerick wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 17-year-old Noel King missing from Limerick since October 9 last.Noel was last seen in Limerick City at approximately 5.10pm on October 9 and he is described as being 5’ 6’’ tall, blue eyes and with blond hair.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up When last seen he was wearing a navy tracksuit bottoms and t-shirt and gardai say that he is not in any trouble.Anyone who has seen Noel or who can assist in locating him is asked to contact Henry St Garda Station on 061 212400, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. WhatsApp First Irish death from Coronavirus Previous articleRugby – Munster make eight changes to face ScarletsNext articleLimerick councillor gets Santa letter in early Staff Reporter Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Print Linkedin Email NewsBreaking newsAppeal for missing Limerick teenBy Staff Reporter – October 22, 2015 641 center_img Facebook Advertisement Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSfeatured Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

BP, Chevron to invest $116M on exploration in Australia after Bight exit

first_imgOil and gas majors BP and Chevron have committed to investing a total of $116.5 million in oil and gas exploration activities in Australia, with at least half directed to projects in South Australia with a view of increasing energy supplies in the state and south-eastern Australia. The commitment follows the two firms’ cancellation of the Great Australian Bight drilling plans in the past three years.The Great Australia Bight – Image by Nachoman-au / Wikimedia – Shared under CC BY-SA 3.0 licenseThis was shared in a joint statement on Thursday issued by Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan and South Australian Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan.The announcement followed the conclusion of Good Standing Agreement negotiations with both parties after their decisions to cease petroleum exploration in the Great Australian Bight.Minister Canavan said: “BP and Chevron ceased their programs of exploration in the Great Australian Bight in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Australia’s offshore oil and gas policy ensures that companies which commit to a program of exploration deliver on that commitment under the Government’s Good Standing Agreement policy…In rare cases where commitments are not met, companies are encouraged to re-direct exploration investment within Australia.”“This is an important policy that maintains the exploration investment pipeline in Australia, supporting new petroleum discoveries and our future energy security and I welcome these commitments from BP and Chevron.”Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan said he was pleased the Australian Government supported his request that half of the Good Standing Agreement be discharged in South Australia.“It is excellent news for the South Australian resources sector that almost $60 million will be invested in our state as a result of the Good Standing Agreement,” Minister van Holst Pellekaan said.He added: “This investment will help tap the immense promise of South Australia’s resources sector driving job creation, investment and royalties in South Australia. Australia’s offshore oil and gas policy ensures that companies who commit to a program of exploration deliver on their investment commitments.”Both companies now have three years to deliver on their investments, with BP set to invest $40.6 million by October 2022 and Chevron to invest $75.9 million by September 2022. Both parties are finalizing contractual negotiations for a range of regional studies with third party proponents.BP, Chevron, Karoon out. Equinor pressing aheadOil companies’ attempts to drill in the Great Australian Bight area have been under scrutiny in the last couple of years. Environmental groups like Greenpeace and political party Australian Greens have hampered oil companies’ plans for the Bight, claiming that drilling in the area containing a marine park would threaten marine life, fisheries, and eco-tourism operators.Back in October 2016, BP gave up on its drilling program in the Bight, citing a new upstream strategy with a focus on opportunities likely to create value in the near to medium term as the reason behind its abandonment.A year later, in October 2017, Chevron also ditched its Great Australian Bight exploration program due to its inability “to compete in the current low oil price environment.” Chevron denied that its decision had anything to do with the government policy, regulatory, community or environmental concerns, pointing out that it was a commercial decision.Just last month, the Australian oil company Karoon relinquished WA-314-P in the Bight saying the company “listened to our broader stakeholder groups and have initiated actions to relinquish EPP46 in the Great Australian Bight.”Norwegian oil company Equinor is still there, and despite the public pressure, and some recent setbacks with the environment plan, is planning to drill its Stromlo well.The Australian offshore safety body NOPSEMA has earlier this week accepted Equinor’s environment plan for exploratory drilling in the Great Australian Bight. This still doesn’t mean Equinor is allowed to begin operations. It needs two more approvals before the activity can begin.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email.Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form, where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

‘Fall into Fashion’ with the Zonta Club of Alpena This Weekend

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisIf you’re looking for something to do this weekend, the Zonta Club of Alpena will be hosting their 3rd Annual ‘Fall into Fashion’ style show. The event will take place at the Fresh Palate and Thunder Bay Winery.The fashion show will help benefit future service projects for the club, and it’s a way for the community to get together for a day of fun while looking at what’s trending for the winter season.Chairperson, Stacey Smith said this year would be different because there are some unique donations added.“We are doing something new, we are having a silent auction and have donations coming in now, and they are still coming in today so we have a lot of silent auctions that will be happening. We do have a lot of models coming in who are different ages, so we encourage everyone to come down because there’s a clothing line for everybody, young teenagers to middle aged women,” Smith said.In the past the fashion show proceeds have helped provide clothing, and other personal items for women starting their careers.For more information you can contact Smith at 989–657–4182. This Saturday’s runway will kick off at 11:30 am. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Miss Sunrise Side Pageant to Crown Another Winner This WeekendNext Project Student Gourmet & Alpena Senior Citizens Center Honoring Veterans With Dinnerlast_img read more