Berry Good Buys thrives after renovations

first_imgFort Worth businessman donates full first-year tuition for TCU medical school students Linkedin Twitter Ryder Buttry Previous articleFlu shot clinic gives 3,300 a boost against illnessNext articlePresidential candidates aren’t favorable among voters Ryder Buttry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU steps up efforts to promote financial literacy with new additions to Money Week ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Ryder Buttry SGA holds student memorial to honor lives of four students ReddIt Ryder Buttry Facebook Ryder Buttry Ryder Buttry Facebook Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Linkedin + posts printThe remodeling of Berry Good Buys has boosted sales and renewed interest in the thrift shop.The renovations, paid for by a $100,000 grant from the Amon G. Carter Foundation, saw an almost immediate improvement in sales. The store made $25,203 within the first five days after its reopening.“It needed to be renovated,” said Sally Dalton, a volunteer who has worked at the story for 20 years. “It was dreary and it had been left alone.”The store was last remodeled in 2010.The thrift store serves as the donation center and a source of revenue for SafeHaven, a non-profit that assists and offers protection to women who want to escape domestic violence.  October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. A sale on purple clothing at the store is among the special events planned throughout the month to raise awareness.The store renovations included fresh paint, updated signage, AC units, new floors and an open floor plan. The store also accepts donations six days a week since its re-opening. It previously only accepted them five days a week.Berry Good Buys store manager, Danna Wall, said since the renovations were completed the quality of donations has also risen.“It seems donation quality has improved,” Wall said. “Customers feel like this is their store, they know this is done for them.”The store accounted for nine percent of SafeHaven’s total revenue for the 2015 fiscal year.Safe Haven TC Fiscal Year 2015 RevenuesCreate pie chartsThe proceeds and donations benefit the women staying in the SafeHaven shelters. Women staying in SafeHaven shelters receive vouchers to shop at Berry Good Buys.The store originally opened in 1988.SafeHaven Director of Marketing and Communications, Keeli McNair, said the store helps women rebuild their lives since many women arrive at the shelters with nothing. McNair said many times through their escape women aren’t able to take anything that reminds them of home.Women are able to buy several outfits, books, and toys for their children at the store.“Even though it might be the perfect cabinet for your room or your house it is providing so much more than just one nice little piece,” McNair said. “The shopping that you do makes a substantial difference in the lives of so many women and children in our community.”For more information on the store and the organization’s specials and events for the month, you can visit their website here.Create your own infographics Update: No forced entry in TCC student’s homicide Twitter Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Men’s Golf earns 28th straight NCAA appearance

first_imgRobbie Vaglio Facebook Twitter Frogs earn the No. 10 seed, will compete in College Grove, Tenn. from May 15-17. Twitter Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vaglio + posts Robbie Vaglio Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Linkedin ReddIt Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean ReddIt What to watch during quarantine TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebook Linkedin Previous articleFor TCU Baseball, no shortage of future talentNext articleMen’s Tennis motto motivates Frogs headed into NCAAs Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printTCU men’s golf will compete in the NCAA regionals for the 28th straight season.“[The streak] is always on everyone’s mind,” sophomore Turner Maclean said. “You never want to be the team that snaps the streak, so our goal all year has been to continue the streak.”Maclean, who grew up in Fort Worth, said he knew of Coach Montigel’s success before coming to TCU and, “to finally be a part of the program and continue the streak is really cool.”Sophomore Triston Fisher said Montigel’s legacy is a, “huge accomplishment,” so far.Montigel said he mentioned the streak too frequently throughout the season.“[The streak] is huge,” Montigel said. “It’s a really big deal for everyone. This team deserves it, they worked hard and never quit.”The Frogs earned the 10th seed, out of 13, and will compete at The Grove in College Grove, Tennessee from May 15-17.“Given how we’ve played this season, the tenth seed is exactly where we should be,” Coach Montigel said.This season will be head coach Bill Montigel’s 30th with the Frogs. He has coached the Frogs to postseason play every time since 1990.“The fall season wasn’t very good,” Montigel said. “I think it was really good for us, though. It gave us a chance to play against really good teams, which are the kinds of teams you will see when you get to the regionals and the championship. They realized that if they play their game, they’ll be fine.”“When you get a bid to a regional, every team is equal,” Maclean said. “We feel fortunate to have the opportunity to advance to a regional and are looking forward to playing well.”“Being seeded tenth doesn’t mean much to us,” Fisher added.TCU will send five players to regionals: Maclean, Fisher, sophomore Stefano Mazzoli, sophomore Pierre Mazier, and senior Chelso Barrett.“This has been the lineup that we’ve had for the last several tournaments,” Montigel said. “This lineup has had some moments where they’ve played really well, so we just have to play like we are capable of.”For all five Frogs playing in the tournament, both The Grove and the championship site in Sugar Grove, Illinois are new.“We don’t really know the course, so we don’t know how to prepare,” Mazzoli said. “Just doing what we were doing before should be fine.”Mazier looked at this issue with the course optimistically, adding that because most teams don’t know the course very well, it puts everyone on an equal playing field.To prepare, Montigel said that the team will leave for the tournament early to practice at many different courses along the way, juggling both their finals schedule and golf practice.The Frogs have advanced to the NCAA championship in six of the past eight seasons, including each of the last two seasons, but have not won a national championship. TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Robbie Vaglio read more

Patterson says TCU signal-callers QB Kenny Hill, LB Travin Howard ‘questionable’ to play against Texas Tech

first_img + posts Garrett Podell Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Previous articleMen’s basketball holds on in close call victory over South Dakota, 76-71Next articleSome students unsure of where to take cover during lockdowns Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU quarterback Kenny Hill evades an Oklahoma defender. Photo courtesy of Twitter Garrett Podell Twitter Linkedin Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history No. 12 TCU will face Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas Saturday. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. “I’m more worried about the defensive guys, to be honest with you,” he said. “You know why? Offensive guys get to punt. If you don’t do well, it’s three plays and then it goes back to the other team. Defense doesn’t get to punt. When they’re running vertical routes and the guy’s standing in his end zone because you don’t cover, then it’s a problem.”The Frogs will be the most injury-riddled they have been all season when they travel to Lubbock Saturday, needing to win there and at home the next week against Baylor to clinch a spot in the Big 12 Conference championship game.“Not my first rodeo,” Patterson said. “If it was my first rodeo, then I might be sitting on the top of a building somewhere debating, but it’s not. You know, I’ve found out sometimes, guys step up that you never, ever thought they would because they know it’s their time.”Patterson didn’t have any predictions on how Robinson will react to potentially his first collegiate start.“If it does have to be his time, then we’ll see how that works,” he said.Hostile Environment Every week Patterson lauds a road opponent as a “tough place to play,” and this week was no different.“Tough place to play — Lubbock, Texas,” Patterson said Tuesday. The Horned Frogs’ last trip to Lubbock produced one of its more memorable wins. TCU running back Aaron Green caught a tipped pass off the fingertips of wide receiver Josh Doctson on a pass from quarterback Trevone Boykin in the back of the end zone on a 4th-and-goal at the 4 with 23 seconds to play to give the No. 3 Frogs a 55-52 victory.TCU’s last trip to Lubbock also produced one of Patterson’s most memorable postgame experiences, courtesy of the Red Raider fans.“Frozen water bottles hit Coach [Doug] Meacham and I upside the head,” he said. “Everyone else gets tortillas and we get frozen water bottles. It’s a lovely relationship we got.” Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas ReddIt ReddIt Garrett Podell printThe heart and soul of both the Horned Frog football offense and defense, senior quarterback Kenny Hill and the team’s leading tackler, senior linebacker Travin Howard, are two of four starters listed “between probable and questionable” by head coach Gary Patterson for No. 12 TCU’s matchup at Texas Tech Saturday.The other two starters who are “game-time decisions” are sophomore linebacker Montrel Wilson and junior safety Niko Small. The leading rusher, sophomore running back Darius Anderson, has now been ruled out for the season, and sophomore kicker Jonathan Song couldn’t kick against Oklahoma last week.“We’ve lost guys before and bottom line to it is, we have enough players to go win a ballgame,” Patterson said. “If I thought they were out, I would just tell you they’re out.”TCU quarterback Kenny Hill attempts to pick up a few yards against the Sooner defense. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.comOn the bright side, the Horned Frog offensive line will receive a boost this weekend with the return of senior center Patrick Morris who has missed the last six games and will play a limited amount of snaps.Now, the offense could be in the hands of freshman backup quarterback Shawn Robinson a year early, who was already in position for more play time for TCU in the final two games of the regular season.“Here’s the thing — in at least three games, the next two games and a bowl game, whether we get a chance to play in the championship game or not, Shawn Robinson is going to be one of the guys we’re going to be looking at to change, to revamp our offense,” Patterson said. “So sometimes things happen for a reason.”Hill has thrown only one touchdown pass in the past three games, so there’s a chance Robinson could provide a spark to the Frog attack.“He’s fine because he’s played in a lot of big ball games,” Patterson said. “He won a state title, which means he played in front of 50,000. It’s not like he hasn’t played in front of a big audience. The players just aren’t as fast as they are on Saturdays at the college level.”Robinson is a former 4-star recruit and was named the Gatorade Texas Player of the Year after leading DeSoto High to its first-ever state championship in 2016. He has 13 carries for 75 yards this season. Most of his action came in the season opener against Jackson State, where he threw for 94 yards and 2 touchdowns on 5-7 passing.Whether it’s Hill or Robinson taking the snaps, Patterson said the defensive maladies are most concerning. Facebook Garrett Podell Linkedin Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podell World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

No. 4 Baseball splits Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic

first_imgCarolina Olivares Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Carolina is a journalism major with a minor in Spanish. She grew up in Houston, Texas so it’s safe to say you can hear her cheering on Houston sports team, EXCEPT the Texans. She throws up the X for the Dallas Cowboys. She can’t start her day without coffee and when she’s not reporting you can find her working out or spending time with friends. Linkedin Carolina Olivares Carolina Olivares Boschini pushes to change alert system company Carolina Olivares Photo By David Cohen, BHEphotos printTCU right-hander Jared Janczak threw seven shutout innings and the offense contributed with 10 runs to complete a 10-1 victory over USC Friday night in the opening game of the Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic.The junior (1-1) was threw an impressive eight strikeouts. He only allowed five base runners and never faced more than four batters in any one inning. During his time on the mound, only one batter reached second base.First-year left-handed pitcher Augie Mihlbauer and sophomore right-handed pitcher Trey Morris filled the final two innings for TCU.Both teams were scoreless heading into the third inning until the Horned Frogs’ offense used a two-out rally to get on the board. Third baseman Conner Shepherd drew a one-out walk and scored on a two-out double from right fielder Connor Wanhanen. Shortly after, sophomore catcher Zach Humphreys followed with a base hit to give TCU a 2-0 lead.This marked the seventh straight game Humphreys safely reached base.TCU scored three more runs in the fourth to extend the lead to 5-0. Back-to-back singles from left fielder Josh Watson and designated hitter Michael Landestoy put runners on the corners.This marked the 16th game straight game Watson reached the base safely.Senior center fielder A.J. Balta collected his first of two doubles on the night to drive in Watson. An RBI-groundout from Shepherd made it a 4-0 game. First-year Coby Boulware and Balta executed a double steal, making it the fourth time this season multiple bases are stolen in a game. Balta slid across home plate to make it a 5-0 game.TCU would go on score five more runs in the sixth inning. Balta’s double into the right-field fence later allowed him to score off of Boulware’s base hit. A throwing error from USC gave first-year shortstop Adam Oviedo opportunity to score. With two on the bases, junior first baseman Luken Baker launched his fourth home run of the season to left center, which increased the lead to 10.The Trojans put themselves on the board in the ninth inning with a lone run on a two-out ball.Saturday’s matchup against UCLA was canceled due to inclement weather.Following the cancellation, TCU faltered Sunday against No. 15 Vanderbilt in the final game of the Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic, 7-4.Vanderbilt opened up to a 5-0 lead in the second inning and never looked back. While the Horned Frogs would cut the lead to 5-3 in the second inning, they could not get over the hump.The Horned Frogs suffered an immediate deficit in the first inning as Vanderbilt scored three runs with their first eight batters. A base hit from center fielder Pat DeMarco scored Vanderbilt’s first run, and a two-out bases-loaded base hit from shortstop Connor Kaiser extended Vanderbilt’s lead to three.A two-out rally extended TCU’s deficit to five. After back-to-back batters loaded the bases, third baseman Jayson Gonzalez smacked a single into center field to score two runners.The Horned Frogs made up some ground in the bottom of the second inning as A.J. Balta’s base hit started the surge. After Adam Oviedo was walked, Conner Shepherd hit his first-career home run to cut the deficit to two.The game was as close as it would get in the fifth inning when TCU’s Michael Landestoy’s ground-out scored Humphreys from third to make it a one-run game.Vanderbilt took advantage of some mental errors by the Frogs, including a wild pitch and balk, to extend its lead.The Horned Frogs had several chances to come back but stranded 10 baserunners in the game.Nick Lodolo (3-1) took the loss after giving up five runs on six hits in one-and-two-thirds innings. Sean Wymer came in to relieve Lodolo but allowed two runs on two hits and struck out four. Cal Couglin, James Notary and Augie Mihlbauer pitched the final 3 2/3 innings.The Horned Frogs will complete their road trip Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. in Houston when they face Rice University. Facebook Individual safe after threatening to jump from Amon G. Carter Stadium Previous articleBeach volleyball suffers seventh consecutive lossNext articleListen: Ball Don’t Lie: Spring Break edition Carolina Olivares RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Student expected to launch sports betting app TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Carolina Olivares Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Boschini questions English-only alert system + posts Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

News Now 2/26/20

first_imgWelcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt NewsNow Staff World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Linkedin ReddIt + posts NewsNow Staff Twitter NewsNow Staff Previous articleThe Skiff: Feb. 27, 2020Next articleHoroscope: February 27, 2020 NewsNow Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Logo for News Now broadcastcenter_img TCU News Now 11/4/2020 TCU News Now 11/11/2020 Linkedin TCU News Now 10/21/2020 TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printNew warnings from the CDC on the coronavirus outbreak and getting ready for the primaries on Mar. 3. NewsNow Staff TCU News Now 10/28/2020 NewsNow Staff Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Journalist killed by suspicious explosion at his apartment

first_img to go further Follow the news on Mexico News Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say MexicoAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporters Without Borders today expressed its great concern at the death of José Miranda Virgen, journalist and vice-president of the daily provincial newspaper El Sur de Veracruz, after a suspicious explosion at his apartment on 11 October.”This incident must be thoroughly investigated to find the cause of the explosion,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to interior minister Santiago Creel Miranda.The authorities said a gas leak caused the dawn explosion that seriously injured the journalist, who died on 16 October. But local media noted that the apartment’s living room was more damaged than the kitchen, where the leak supposedly was.The paper’s director-general, Pablo Robles Barajas, noted that Miranda Virgen had just written a series of articles about links between druglords and state police. He told Reporters Without Borders he had asked for an independent analysis of the explosion. Reportscenter_img May 5, 2021 Find out more October 25, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist killed by suspicious explosion at his apartment Help by sharing this information News Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state MexicoAmericas News May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

Some Internet cafés ordered to close

first_img December 28, 2020 Find out more News News Help by sharing this information News CambodiaAsia – Pacific RSF decries Cambodian plan for Chinese-style “Great Firewall” News to go further Follow the news on Cambodia Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) raise their concerns about online freedom in Cambodia as the Minister of Telecommunications, So Khun, signed a circular on November 16th, 2012, to regulate the use of Internet in the country.According to the decree issued by the ministry, Internet cafes cannot be located within 500 meters of a school or allow their clients to gamble, porn surf, visit websites selling drugs or commit crimes that threaten national security or “traditions”. The Minister of Telecommunications also stated that “students can learn new technology as long as (it) is legal”. “The lack of definition of the notions of “entertaining website”, “game” or “traditions”, leaves a wide interpretation of the decision if applied. This is a step towards a tighter control of the Net in Cambodia”, said Christophe Deloire, RSF’s Secretary-General and Pa Nguon Teang, CCIM’s Director. “It is a decree, meaning that there is a will to impose a decision to Cambodian citizens on their use of the Internet. We have seen this happening in neighboring countries such as Vietnam and Burma and are very concerned about Cambodia ignoring its international human rights obligations. We are therefore encouraging the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Cambodia to investigate further the situation during his stay in the country ”, they continued.The news was published by local media on Friday, December 7th before Dr. Subedi, the United-Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Cambodia arrived in the country where he will stay until December 15th. It is its eighth mission in the Kingdom since he took office in 2009. The year 2012 is known to have been bad in terms of human rights violations in Cambodia. On December 9th, the local NGO Licadho published a report in which it states “Recent threats and attacks against HRDs have been overwhelmingly targeted at four main groups: community representatives entangled in land disputes; factory workers and union leaders; NGOs and NGO staff; and journalists”. Pa Nguon Teang insisted that Cambodian authorities are aggressively closing all means for freedoms of expression in the country.” If this decree is applied, it will help the government to introduce a law to control the internet use”, he concluded.In February 2012, a decree had already been imposed on Internet and telephone service providers to install surveillance cameras in order to “promote protection of national security, safety and social order for the country”. CambodiaAsia – Pacific RSF_en January 21, 2021 Find out more February 24, 2021 Find out more Organisation Google experiments drop Australian media from search results Cambodian journalist gets 20 months in jail for livestream December 14, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Some Internet cafés ordered to close Receive email alerts Translation of the circular: Circulation on prevention measures related to internet café serviceIn Cambodia nowadays, advanced telecommunication and information technologies have been used widely for working, economic, diplomatic and everyday-life relation of people, civil servant, arm force, diplomats, investors, monks and foreigners through their advanced telecommunication devices such as: mobile phone, immobile phone, internet, fax, instance messages etc.Through experiencing in suppression and investigation dozens of offenses, the ministry and relevant authorities has noted that many criminals have used telecommunication mean to commit the offenses such as inter-border criminal, robbery, murder, extortion, illegal drug trafficking, human trafficking, economic crime, illegal running telecommunication service, pornography and other immoral act, which has affected our tradition and social morality. More importantly, recently, we have founded that many parents or children’s guardians complained about their children addiction to internet game and pornography, which cause those children dare to steal money from house, not to attend class, and not follow teachers’ advice. In order to eliminate all negative activities as described above, the ministry of telecommunication would like to inform to all service operators, private-public companies, private companies and other distributing branches all over the country, and all internet café who has run and planned to run that:1. The internet café which was opened and planned to open its service near educational institution and school must relocate 500 meters distance from educational institution and school avoiding disturbing students. 2. All internet café are not allowed to be used for playing all kinds of game especially football match betting and lottery via internet. 3. All internet café are not allowed to be used for guest to check any pornography websites, which lead to exist of many crimes such as rape, domestic violence etc.4. All internet café are not allowed to be used for committing crimes such as illegal drug trafficking, human trafficking, money laundry, inter-border sexual exploitation, which has a bad effect to nation’s dignity and prestige.Cambodia telecommunication operator, all provincial departments of telecommunication, provincial-municipal halls, specialist institutions and departments, relevant authorities and all internet café providers must cooperate well to implement this circulation effectively. In case of any internet café provider don’t follow this circulation, ministry cooperation with law enforcement institutions and relevant authorities will suppress and confiscate materials, and also arrest the internet café owner in accordance to law.Ministry of telecommunication fully hopes that all internet café providers throughout the country will cooperate to implement this circulation with highly responsibility. Phnom Penh, November 12, 2012 Minister Sor KhunOriginal of the circular : see portfoliolast_img read more

Reporter attacked as Daily News resumes publishing after seven-year ban

first_imgNews Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell Reporters Without Borders welcomes the return of the Daily News after a seven-year closure but is disturbed to learn that one of its reporters was attacked yesterday. The press freedom organization pays tribute to the newspaper’s courage and tenacity in the face of government persecution and financial difficulties, which delayed its reappearance after it got a new licence.The newspaper has been back on the newsstands since 18 March, boldly proclaiming in an editorial in its first issue its intention to denounce abuse of authority and “bad governance.”“We will shout at the top of our voices when we detect abuse of power and political intolerance,” the editorial said. “We unapologetically declare that we will take a critical stand against bad governance and expose it for the entire nation to see. We are an independent business entity driven by determination to bring about democracy and to make clean money through telling the people what really is happening in our country.”The Daily News reporter in yesterday’s incident was Xolisani Ncube. He was attacked by supporters of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai while interviewing people at the headquarters of Tsvangirai’s party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). One of his assailants hit him hard in the face and stole his digital camera.The attack came two weeks after MDC spokesman Nelson Chamisa expelled freelance journalist Nkosana Dhlamini from a Tsvangirai news conference because he did not like Dhlamini’s questions and accused him of working for President Robert Mugabe’s party, Zanu-PF. Internet user Vikas Mavhudzi was arrested on 24 February on a charge of advocating the government’s overthrow for posting a message on Tsvangirai’s Facebook page .“It is no coincidence that a Daily News journalist was attacked just a few days after the newspaper resumed publishing,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “It seems the authorities take a dim view of its proclamation of independence and its pledge to denounce bad governance.”Julliard added: “They clearly feel threatened and are likely to watch it closely and keep harassing its journalists, which is intolerable. Harassment of those who defend freedom of expression will almost certainly increase in the run-up to the parliamentary elections in May.”Reporters Without Borders has always supported the Daily News and awarded it the Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France press freedom prize in the “media” category in December 2003. The newspaper was banned on 12 September 2003 after a police raid in which all of its equipment was seized. It finally obtained a new licence in June 2010 but has taken until now to raise all the funds necessary to resume operating.Reporters Without Borders urges all the parties in the coalition government to respect media pluralism and to allow journalists to do their job in the run-up to the elections in May. ZimbabweAfrica to go further Follow the news on Zimbabwe November 27, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts November 12, 2020 Find out more RSF_en September 1, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News Reports News ZimbabweAfrica Organisation March 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter attacked as Daily News resumes publishing after seven-year ban Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Nuclear industry businessman withdraws libel suit against freelancer

first_img RSF_en August 16, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nuclear industry businessman withdraws libel suit against freelancer JapanAsia – Pacific News RSF urges recently appointed Japan Prime Minister to take a new turn towards press freedom Reporters Without Borders welcomes the decision by Shiro Shirakawa, the head of the nuclear security systems company New Tech, to withdraw a libel suit against freelance journalist Minoru Tanaka. A Tokyo court has accepted the withdrawal, announced on 12 August.“This libel suit was an attempt by an influential member of Japan’s nuclear industrial complex, known as the ‘nuclear village,’ to harass and intimidate Tanaka into silence and self-censorship,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We are pleased that it did not work but we continue to be concerned for other journalists who try to cover the sensitive issue of Japan’s nuclear industry. There are still too many cases of reporters being pressured or censored when they try to provide information about the Fukushima disaster and its aftermath.“The damages award Tanaka was facing if found guilty of libelling Shirakawa was clearly out of all proportion. We urge the courts to reject such ‘gag suits’ or ‘SLAPPs’ if they continue to be filed, and to propose proportionate alternatives such as the publication of a response.”Shirakawa sued Tanaka, 52, over a December 2011 article for the weekly Shukan Kinyobi headlined “The last big fixer, Shiro Shirakawa, gets his share of the TEPCO nuclear cake” – TEPCO being the owner of the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant that suffered meltdowns after a tsunami in March 2011.Using information in the public domain, the article accused Shirakawa of making a lot of money by acting as an intermediary between TEPCO, construction companies, politicians such as the leading parliamentarian Kamei Shizuka, and even clandestine organizations.Ever since the Fukushima-Daiichi disaster, freelance journalists who cover the nuclear industry have had their access to information restricted and have, for example, been prevented from covering anti-nuclear demonstrations. Reporters Without Borders issued several press releases condemning the judicial harassment of Tanaka, who was sued for 67 million yen (600,000 euros) in damages. May 5, 2021 Find out more News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Receive email alerts Newscenter_img to go further Japanese reporter held in Myanmar is charged with “false information” Follow the news on Japan Organisation News Help by sharing this information November 19, 2020 Find out more September 16, 2020 Find out more JapanAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Reporters Without Borders welcomes release of N. Vithyatharan

first_img Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Investigators spent two months going through hundreds of phone calls made and received by the journalist. Police also checked his bank accounts without finding any link with the Tamil Tigers. He left the court a free man, accompanied by his lawyer and his wife. Organisation July 15, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Sri Lanka A court in Colombo today ordered the journalist’s release. The Colombo Criminal Division (CCD) in charge of the investigation, as well as other departments of the police and the military, cleared the journalist for lack of evidence. News News “The decision of the justice system to release N. Vithyatharan is good news which should, we hope, open the way to the release of another Tamil journalist J. S. Tissanayagam, held for more than a year without proof”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The fact he has been completely cleared by the security services is very positive. It seems important today that officials, including Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, should accept the consequences, and apologise for the accusations made against the journalist,” the organisation added. Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa had said in an interview with Australian SBS television that Vithyatharan was a “terrorist”. “He was implicated in a recent air raid. If you try to shield this person, you will have blood on your hands. And if someone says that he was arrested for his journalistic activities, then he will also have blood on his hands”, the minister, who is the president’s brother, said.Reporters Without Borders -Sri Lanka, N. Vithyatharanenvoyé par rsf_internet April 24, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders welcomes release of N. Vithyatharan Help by sharing this information center_img Reporters Without Borders welcomed the release of editor of the Tamil daily Sudar Oli, N. Vithyatharan, who had been held by police since 26 February 2009, accused of having links with Tamil Tiger rebels. News to go further January 13, 2021 Find out more July 29, 2020 Find out more Sri LankaAsia – Pacific “Why did they need to detain me for two months over completely false accusations?” the editor asked. “All police services and even military secret services cleared me after checking my phone calls and my bank accounts”, he told Reporters Without Borders. Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge News Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Receive email alertslast_img read more