RSF refers alarming decline in press freedom in Nicaragua to UN

first_imgNews News News NicaraguaAmericas Freedom of expressionViolence Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage NicaraguaAmericas Freedom of expressionViolence RSF_en June 29, 2020 Find out more Gruesome death threats against Nicaraguan exile journalist September 29, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Nicaragua to go further In the course of this escalation, the Nicaraguan authorities have confiscated equipment, carried out searches without a warrant, surrounded media outlets and harassed journalists.RSF has asked the UN secretary-general to contact President Ortega and request that he put a stop to the arbitrary measures targeting the media and restore respect for press freedom in Nicaragua without delay.Censorship and attacks against independent media outlets have been intensifying since early November.RSF issued several alerts and recommendations about the situation of Nicaragua’s independent media after a joint visit with the Inter-American Press Association in August. Nicaragua is ranked 90th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. July 29, 2020 Find out more December 18, 2018 – Updated on December 24, 2018 RSF refers alarming decline in press freedom in Nicaragua to UN Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) yesterday asked United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres to intercede as quickly as possible with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega with the aim of ending the escalation in threats and violence against media outlets and journalists in his country. RSF and PEN urge Nicaraguan legislators to reject “foreign agents” bill News Organisation last_img read more

Deputy Pearse Doherty to lead Sinn Fein campaign for Seanad abolition

first_img WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Facebook Previous articleHighland Radio retains its position as Ireland’s top local radio stationNext articleStatutory committee formed to oversee the merger of Derry City and Strabane District Councils News Highland Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – July 26, 2013 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twittercenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal South West TD Pearse Doherty has confirmed that Sinn Féin will be calling for a yes vote in the upcoming referendum to abolish the Seanad, which will take place on Friday 4th October.Deputy Doherty, who has been appointed as the party’s referendum campaign director, said this morning that the government should have refered the issue of the Seanad to the constitutional convention where other issues of constitutional importance are being discussed.In 2007, Pearse Doherty became the first Sinn Fein member to be elected to Seanad Eireann, and he says he made his views known from day one…………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/pearseanad.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Deputy Pearse Doherty to lead Sinn Fein campaign for Seanad abolition Google+last_img read more

Graduate Commons faculty directors work to make Harvard Housing feel like home

first_imgJim and Doreen Hogle, faculty deans for Dudley House, have served as faculty directors at Peabody Terrace for nearly seven years. Photo by Bob Keene/Keene Vision “Being faculty directors has given us the opportunity to meet a remarkably diverse and international group of residents. We’ve had a wonderful time getting to know residents academically, professionally, and socially, and to share ideas and customs with them. The experience has also provided us with a chance to work alongside an extremely dedicated group of staff … to create a sense of community in a building complex that could otherwise be very isolating. The experience has enriched our lives.” — Jim Hogle, Edward S. Harkness Professor at Harvard Medical School, chair of the Biophysics Program, faculty director at Dudley House, Peabody Terrace,“As faculty directors, we have really loved interacting with, mentoring, and learning from the diverse and incredibly talented community of Harvard students and scholars. As a professor at Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, and as faculty chair for the J.D./M.B.A. program, I believe that cross fertilization among fields and interdisciplinary education will be critical to the next wave of advances in our society. As faculty directors, we get to witness that interaction every day.” — Guhan Subramanian, Joseph Flom Professor of Law and Business at HLS, Douglas Weaver, professor of business law at HBS and faculty director at Western Area,“We have the privilege of creating a truly diverse Harvard community that will be loyal and interested in Harvard for decades. The hardest part of the job is saying goodbye when the residents finish their degree and move on to the next phase of their lives.” — Nancy Winship, recently retired senior vice president for Institutional Advancement at Brandeis University and faculty director at Gardenside Area For hundreds of Harvard affiliates and their families living in Harvard University Housing, it’s the sense of belonging and community connection that makes all the difference. Eight faculty directors with Harvard Graduate Commons Program (GCP) work every day to help make that possible.These intellectual leaders, together with GCP staff and community advisors, host social and academic events to engage their neighborhoods. Whether welcoming residents and guests into their homes each month for lectures and dinner discussions, or integrating intellectual and social opportunities through events like game nights, networking happy hours, and off-campus excursions, the faculty directors bridge the divide between the learning, living, and cultural experiences at Harvard.Since its inception in 2008, GCP’s unique interdisciplinary effort to create a “home away from home” for a diverse residential population including graduate students, faculty, staff, and their families is now a thriving living-learning community for all residents.Some of the faculty directors shared why they choose to serve in this capacity. “We get to engage with residents from all over the world, learning their different cultures and passions and sharing ours … and residents are able to see us as both faculty and as family. We see this as an opportunity to bring people together, building relationships that last a lifetime.” — Nancy Hill, Charles Bigelow Professor of Education and faculty director at Gardenside Arealast_img read more