Year: photographs: Nic GranleesePhotographs: Nic Granleese , + 26 Share Projects ArchDaily Area: 333 m² Area: 333 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Splitters Creek House / Nest Architects Architects: Nest Architects Area Area of this architecture project Splitters Creek House / Nest ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSplitters Creek House / Nest ArchitectsSave this picture!© Nic GranleeseHouses•Splitters Creek, Australia Australia “COPY” CopyText description provided by the architects. This house is located just north of the Victorian border about 30 minutes west of Albury in rural New South Wales. In the tiny town of Splitters Creek House, the site is approximately 3.6 hectares of grassed and woodland. On a very steep block the house is nestled into the hillside, in the location of the clients’ favourite picnic spot. Save this picture!© Nic GranleeseThe clients wanted a family home with overlapping spaces, where multiple activities could occur simultaneously but in connection with each other. This strategy assisted with the response to the sloping site, and generated a floor plan of four interlocking split-levels. The house responds directly to the views around the site with large expansive views from the meals and living areas and more private intimate views from the bedrooms. Save this picture!© Nic GranleeseThe lower level features a main bedroom with ensuite and a guest room with a tiny bathroom behind the timber bedhead. The layout of which is somewhat similar to a hotel room. The ensuite similar to a hotel suite. Save this picture!© Nic GranleeseThe next level up is home to the main living area. A large open plan room which comprises a kitchen, a dining space with a built in banquette seat. To the side of the banquette is a smallish area for the TV which itself opens out onto a north east facing deck and the pool beyond. A large timber platform brings these spaces together and gives the 4 children a place to play. Save this picture!© Nic GranleeseThe entry level is lined to the living and kitchen space via a timber stair with a copper balustrade. The change of level between these spaces (approx. 1.2m) is mediated by a timber and white acrylic storage compartments that are fixed to tall timber posts. This level is connected to a large internal courtyard from the kids play room. The courtyard provides a shelters outdoor dining and play area from the harsh summer sun or freezing winter winds. Save this picture!© Nic GranleeseThe upper level houses 3 bedrooms which all have a private and somewhat sheltered outlook onto the slope of the hill. Services areas and a lerge garage are also found ont his leve. Project gallerySee allShow lessScanavini Barn / Juan Sepúlveda Grazioli + Cecilia Wolff CecchiSelected ProjectsLeipzig Freedom and Unity Memorial Competition Entry / Mateo ArquitecturaArticles Share Houses 2012 Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/289006/splitters-creek-house-nest-architects Clipboard 2012 Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/289006/splitters-creek-house-nest-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeNest ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSplitters CreekHousesAustraliaPublished on November 02, 2012Cite: “Splitters Creek House / Nest Architects” 02 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Vodafone UK Foundation makes grants of £452,113 42 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Vodafone UK Foundation has made grants totalling £452,113 to four charities as part of its quarterly grants announcement. The donations went to the Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action, StartHere, Prince’s Trust and NCH.Sarah Shillito, Head of The Vodafone UK Foundation, said: “Our focus is on providing the right information and opportunities particularly to young people at risk of social exclusion to empower them. This mix of projects does just that by providing information, support and a voice to those who need it most.”The Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action (CIVA) will receive £100,000 to set up the public speaking programme called ‘Morning Choices’ as part of its work to develop the award-winning Canadian Otesha Project to run in the UK. Advertisement Howard Lake | 19 January 2007 | News StartHere is a support service that acts as a gateway to online government and voluntary organisations for anyone looking for information on health, housing, education, employment, welfare and social issues. The charity will receive a second tranche of funding from The Vodafone UK Foundation of £142,113 to develop a web-based service and run a pilot project with the voluntary sector to enable StartHere. The Prince’s Trust will receive two grants totalling £20,000 to fund volunteer mentoring programmes supporting young people who move on from TEAM personal development programmes in West Berkshire and Stoke.Children’s charity NCH will receive £150,000 over two years to develop and run a Virtual Study Club as a pilot at eight NCH Youth Projects including those in Vodafone local communities. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
WW photo: Jimmy RaynorThousands of immigrants and their allies rallied in front of the Georgia state Capitol on Oct. 5 to take part in the National Day of Action for Dignity and Respect. Organized by the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, the enthusiastic crowd marched through the downtown streets, passing Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices with colorful banners and signs held high and chanting demands for no more deportations.Refusing to allow congressional inaction on comprehensive immigration reform to delay an end to mass detention and deportations, the demonstrators called upon President Barack Obama to take executive action to end the breakup of families.From undocumented students who are challenging Georgia’s requirement that they pay out-of-state tuition; to the president of the state AFL-CIO; to elected officials and a broad range of faith leaders; to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and women activists; the rally speakers presented the face of a growing movement that loudly declares, “¡Sí, se puede!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Por Sanctionskill.org¡Las sanciones matan! ¡Las sanciones son la guerra!¡Acabemos con las sanciones ahora!USA y sus socios subalternos imponen sanciones contra los países que se resisten a sus agendas. Estas sanciones son un arma de guerra económica que provoca escasez crónica de productos de primera necesidad, trastornos económicos, una hiperinflación caótica, hambrunas artificiales, enfermedades y pobreza .En todos los países, los más pobres y los más débiles – lactantes, niños, enfermos crónicos y ancianos – son los más afectados por las sanciones.Los USA han impuesto sanciones que han violado las leyes internacionales y son un instrumento de cambio de régimen. Dichas sanciones afectan una tercera parte de la humanidad en 39 países. Imponer sanciones es un delito contra la humanidad que es utilizado como intervención militar, para derrocar gobiernos y movimientos populares. Las sanciones proporcionan apoyo económico y militar a las fuerzas de derecha pro- USA.La dominación económica usamericana y sus más de 800 bases militares en el mundo exigen que todos los otros países participen en actos de estrangulamiento económico. Quienes deben poner fin a todas las relaciones comerciales normales, de lo contrario corren el riesgo de ver las armas de Wall Street apuntándolos a ellos. Los bancos y las instituciones financieras que son responsables de la devastación de nuestras comunidades nacionales también están impulsando el saqueo en países extranjeros.Numerosas organizaciones luchan contra las sanciones y la guerra económica desde hace algún tiempo. Ahora tenemos la oportunidad de unificar los esfuerzos para sensibilizar las personas sobre este tema fundamental.Esta amplia campaña incluirá protestas y manifestaciones, cabildeos, campañas de petición y todo tipo de iniciativas educativas.Como primera etapa de esta campaña, alentamos la organización de movilizaciones e iniciativas educativas a organizar para las Jornadas internacionales contra las sanciones impuestas por USA y la guerra económica del 13 al 15 de marzo.Apoya la campaña y ayuda a difundir el llamamiento.www.SanctionsKill.orgemail: [email protected] thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
There were detained by men in plain-clothes who had come with an arrest warrant for Ali Hekmet, another member of the Press Freedom Defence Committee, and once there, arrested them instead. Ahmadi was released a few hours later but the two journalists, and Mashaallah Shamsolvaezin, the committee’s spokesman, who was arrested on 28 December, are still being held in an unknown location. ———- Journalist Sasan Aghaei, of the daily Farhikhteghan was released on bail on 28 March, after 120 days in custody. ———— Reporters Without Borders has learned of the release of four journalists and bloggers, on 7 and 8 March:- Mehrdad Rahimi, blogger arrested on 2 January, was released on 8 March.- Yashar Darolshafa, netizen arrested on 2 February, was freed on 8 March.- Ahmad Jalali Farahani, contributor to Meher News arrested on 7 February, was released on 8 March.- Zeynab Kazem-Khah, journalist on ISNA, arrested on 7 February, was freed on 7 March. Reporters Without Borders confirms the arrests of four other journalists.- 2 February, arrest of Ali Malihi, journalist on the daily Etemad in Tehran- 6 February arrest of Naimeh Dostar in Tehran – 9 February, arrest of Hamid Mafi, journalist for several local and national newspapers, including Hadiss Qazvin and Farhangh Ashti in the city of Qazvin, northern Iran – 9 February, arrest of Hamid Ghaznavian, journalist and children’s rights activist, in Qazvin Omid Montazeri, a journalist on Shargh and Kargozaran and a contributor to several newspapers, was arrested on 28 December 2009 and sentenced on 30 January 2010 to six years in jail by the 15th chamber of the Tehran revolutionary court. His lawyer was not permitted to attend the hearing. As a roundup continues in Iran of opposition and media figures orchestrated by the Ministry of Intelligence and Revolutionary Guards, Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay at the arrests of Rozbeh Karimi, Mehrdad Rahimi, Behrangh Tonkaboni, Kivan Farzin, Mehdi Ghilani and Farshad Azizi. The worldwide press freedom organisation has heard nothing more of several other Iranian journalists and bloggers who were also reportedly taken into custody recently. ———— —————29 March 2010 – Prisoners bailed or released on licence to mark Iran’s New Year Parisa Kakaei , a journalists and blogger (http://parisad.blogspot.com/), was arrested today after being summoned by the intelligence ministry. She was reportedly transferred to Tehran’s Evin prison. Omid Mehregan, journalist on the opinion pages of several newspapers, was released yesterday while awaiting trial, after 15 days in custody. Mazyar Sameii, contributor to several literary magazines, including Naghad noo, was freed on 17 February while awaiting trial. Reporters Without Borders has learned of the release on 13 March of three journalists and bloggers:* Vahid Pourostad, a blogger arrested on 8 January 2010* Lilli Farhadpour, a contributor to Meher News, arrested on 7 February* Somayeh Momeni, a journalist on Nasim Bidary, arrested on 7 February These journalists were all released on bail while awaiting trial. Masoud Bastani, a journalist on the daily newspaper Farhikhteghan, was transferred on 24 January to a prison outside of Tehran.He was arrested on 4 July 2009 and had been held since then at Evin prisonin the capital. He was tried, along with many other journalists, in aseries of “show trials” in Tehran from August onwards. He was sentenced tosix months in prison by the 15th chamber of the revolutionary court on 1stNovember.Neither his lawyer nor his family was given any reason for this unusualtransfer. His wife, journalist Mahsa Amrabadi said, ”They transferred himto another prison to put him under even more pressure”. Bastani has told his family that he was in a cell with four common-law criminals, all of whom are under sentence of death. ——– However, several other journalists, whose situation is very worrying, were denied the right to visits or were not allowed releases on licence. One of them was Masud Lavassani, a journalist and blogger arrested on 26 September and sentenced in December 2009 to eight years in jail. Another such case was that of human rights activist and reformist journalist Mehdi Mahmudian, who was arrested on 16 September. At the request of these journalists’ families, Reporters Without Borders had not added their names to its barometer. The legal authorities also allowed three journalists a release on licence. They were: Bahaman Ahamadi Amoee, Kivan Samimi Behbani and Saide Lylaz, held since June 2009 and sentenced to prison terms of three to six years. The legal authorities also allowed three journalists a release on licence. They were: Bahaman Ahamadi Amoee, Kivan Samimi Behbani and Saide Lylaz, held since June 2009 and sentenced to prison terms of three to six years. The state of health of Nader Karimi, a journalist on several publications including Gozaresh, Feker and Syasat rouz, is giving rise to very serious concern. He is suffering from several illnesses relating to a wound dating back to the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-1988 and requiring specialised nursing care. He was arrested in Tehran on 21 November 2008 for an alleged breach of the country’s security and for espionage. He was sentenced to ten years in prison by the 28th chamber of the Tehran Revolutionary Court. Mazadk Ali Nazari, editor of the website Journalists for peace, was freed on bail on 8 February while awaiting trial. He had been arrested in Tehran on 1st November 2009. 1st March 2010 – Five released, two arrested, two convicted Intelligence ministry agents arrested journalist Rozbeh Karimi, who worked for the currently banned dailies Shargh and Kargozaran, at his home along with his wife, Forough Mirzai, on 2 January, to go further Journalist Mostafa Izadi of Etemad-e Melli (a newspaper that was closed by the authorities last July) was released on bail on 1 February pending trial. He had been held for 34 days. Azad Lotpoury, the editor of the Kurdish and Farsi-language newspaper Yaneh, was released on 28 January on payment of 40 million toman (35,000 euros) in bail. Ali Moazemi, a journalist on the opinion pages of several newspapers and director of the blog “Here and now“, was arrested on 7 March 2010,after being summoned by the intelligence ministry. His family have had no news since of the reason for this arrest of where he is being held. ——- Six arrests reported in the past few days means that the total of journalists and netizens held in Iran now surpasses 60. The latest to be arrested were Omid Mehregan, who writes opinion pieces for several pro-reform newspapers, and Noushin Jafari, who writes for the arts and literature pages of the daily Etemad. Plain-clothes men went to their home on 3 February and took them off to an unknown location. Hamid Mafi, journalist for several local and national newspapers, including Hadiss Qazvin and Farhangh Ashti in the northern city of Qazvin, arrested on 9 February 2010, Ehsan Mehrabi, journalist on the daily Farhikhteghan and journalist and blogger Naimeh Dostar were all released on 13 March. March 18, 2021 Find out more 19 March 2010 – Two releases Ali Kalai, arrested on 7 February, Ardavan Tarkameh, arrested on 27 January and Parisa Kakaei, a journalist and director of a blog (http://parisad.blogspot.com/) arrested on 2 January 2010, were also released on bail while awaiting trial. ——– —————- Sussan Mohamadkhani Ghiassvanad, a writer and online journalist, was arrested by intelligence ministry agents at her home in the city of Karaj on 11 March 2010. She managed to contact her family two days later. She is currently being detained in Ghezel Hessar jail. The state of health of Nader Karimi, a journalist on several publications including Gozaresh, Feker and Syasat rouz, is giving rise to very serious concern. He is suffering from several illnesses relating to a wound dating back to the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-1988 and requiring specialised nursing care. He was arrested in Tehran on 21 November 2008 for an alleged breach of the country’s security and for espionage. He was sentenced to ten years in prison by the 28th chamber of the Tehran Revolutionary Court. ———-7th March 2010 Follow the news on Iran ——— 29 March 2010 – Prisoners bailed or released on licence to mark Iran’s New Year 17 February 2010 – Arrests, orchestrated by the intelligence ministry and the Revolutionary Guards, continue in Iran June 22, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Press freedom violations recounted in real time (from 1st January 2010) 5 March 2010 – Some journalists released but arrests of netizens continues 8 June 2010 – One-year prison sentence against blogger and women’s rights activistBlogger, journalist and women’s rights activist, Jila Bani Yaghoob, was informed on 8 June that the 26th Chamber of the Tehran Revolutionary Court had sentenced her to one year in prison and banned her from working as a journalist for 30 years.Yaghoob and her husband Bahaman Ahamadi Amoee were arrested on 20 June 2009 with around 20 other journalists during demonstrations that followed the contested re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as Iranian president. She was released on 24 August but her husband was sentenced to five years in prison.Badrolssadat Mofidi, Secretary General of the Association of Iranian Journalists and a contributor to several newspapers, was freed on 7 June on payment of bail of 100 million tomans (75,000 euros). She was arrested on 28 December 2009 and held in section 29 of Evin prison. ———7 June 2010 – Release of a journalist Reporters Without Borders has learned of the release on 1st June of Mohammad Sadegh Javadihessar, an editorialist on the banned daily Etemad-e Melli. The journalist had been arrested on 30 December 2009 after being summoned by the intelligence ministry. His home was searched for seven hours. Azam Vismeh, online journalist with Parlemannews, the official website of the reformist parliamentarians, and Mahbobeh Khanssari, a contributor to the agency Cultural Heritage, who were arrested at their homes on 1st June, were only able to tell their families of their detention at Evin jail on 5 and 6 June 2010. IranMiddle East – North Africa —– Hamid Mafi, journalist for several local and national newspapers, including Hadiss Qazvin and Farhangh Ashti in the northern city of Qazvin, arrested on 9 February 2010, Ehsan Mehrabi, journalist on the daily Farhikhteghan and journalist and blogger Naimeh Dostar were all released on 13 March. RSF_en Reporters Without Borders has learned of the release yesterday of four journalists and bloggers:- Abdolreza Tajik, freelance journalist committed free expression activist and contributor to the daily Farhikhteghan, who was arrested on 28 December 2009, – Behrangh Tonkaboni, journalist on Farhangh é ahangh, arrested on 5 January 2010, – Rozbeh Karimi journalist for Shargh and Kargozaran, who was arrested on 2 January 2010, – Mashaallah Shamsolvaezin, spokesperson for the Iranian Journalists’ Association and the Committee for the Defence of Freedom of the Press, who was arrested on 28 December 2009. Two journalists were released on bail on 17 March pending trial: Akbar Montajabi of the closed daily Etemad-e Melli, who was arrested on 7 February, and Bahaman Ahamadi Amoee of the closed daily Sarmayeh, who was arrested on 20 June 2009. Organisation Reporters Without Borders also learned of the release of four journalists on 18 and 19 March 2010: Ali Moazemi, journalist on the opinion pages of several newspapers and director of the blog “Here and Now”, arrested on 7 March 2010; Kivan Farzin, journalist on Farhangh é ahangh arrested on 5 January. Two journalists on the cultural monthly, who were arrested at the same time as Farzin, Behrangh Tonkaboni, and Arvin Sedaghat Kish, were freed on 28 February. Blogger Ali Anjam Rooz was arrested at his home during a search by plain-clothes intelligence ministry agents on 27 February. It is not known either why he was arrested or where he is being held. Several journalists and bloggers have been freed on bail while awaiting trial or released on licence, to mark Iranian New Year. Lilli Farhadpour, an Iranian journalist and writer, was arrested at his home on 21 January 2010. His son, Behrangh Tonkaboni, editor of the cultural monthly Farhangh é ahangh (Culture and Harmony), was arrested on 5 January. Receive email alerts However, Reporters Without Borders learned of the arrest on 25 February of the journalist Henghameh Shahidi, after she was summoned by the intelligence ministry. She was taken to Evin jail and two days later sentenced on appeal by the 54th chamber of the Tehran court to six years in prison and a fine of 50,000 tomans. Her lawyer, Mr Mostafaei, said, “The speed of sentencing is astounding. The verdict was upheld the very next day after the journalist’s arrest. Emadoldin Baghi, journalist and leading human rights figure in Iran, was denied the right to spend the New Year with his family, despite putting up bail in a significant sum. Meanwhile, journalist Nassrin Vaziri of the ILNA news agency was released on 20 January subject to a guarantee that she would be present for her trial. She had been held in the capital’s Evin prison since her arrest on 28 December. Without saying why she was arrested, Tehran prosecutor Abass Jafari Dolatabadi said: “The investigation of her case is complete so she has been freed.” ——- Also on 14 January, two journalists from the newspaper Atrak, Mehdi Ghilani and Farshad Azizi, were released on bail set at 100 million tomans (about 75,000 euros) while awaiting trial. They were arrested respectively on 6 and 7 January 2010, following bloody clashes involving students at Ferdowsi University in Mashhad. ———–2 June 2010 – Two women journalists arrestedReporters Without Borders has learned that two women journalists and bloggers who work for pro-reform newspapers and websites were arrested at their homes yesterday by men in plain-clothes. They are Azam Vismeh, who works for Parlemannews, the official website of the pro-reform parliamentarians, and Mahbobeh Khanssari, who writes for the Cultural Heritage agency. The reasons for their arrest and their place of detention are still unknown.Journalist and researcher Mohammad Norizad’s sentence of three and a half years in prison and 50 lashes was confirmed on 29 May by a Tehran appeal court. Norizad, who kept a blog (http://mohammadnurizad.blogfa.com/), was convicted on charges of anti-government publicity and insulting the authorities.Norizad worked for several years as a columnist for the daily Kayhan, the leading mouthpiece of Iran’s conservatives. Following President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection in June 2009, he began to openly criticise the Supreme Leader of the Revolution, the government and the judicial system.Bahaman Ahamadi Amoee, a journalist who worked for the now closed daily Sarmayeh, was returned to Tehran’s Evin prison on 29 May after two months of conditional release. He is serving the five-year jail sentence he received following his June 2009 arrest. On the day he was returned to prison, the trial of his wife, fellow-journalist Jila Baniyaghoob, began before a Tehran revolutionary court. She is accused of propaganda against the Islamic Republic. Arrested together with her husband at their Tehran home on 20 June 2009, she was released on 20 August 2009 on payment of 100 million toman (90,000 euros) in bail.Mazyar Khosravi, the editor of the Hammihannews (http://hammihannews.com/news/9857) website, has been released pending trial. He was arrested in Tehran on 2 May on a charge of publishing false information because he allegedly posted reports and eye-witness accounts about an attack on the university campus by Basij militiamen on 14 June 2009, two days after President Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection. Many students were serious injured in the raid and, according to some sources, five were killed. The BBC broadcast video footage of the attack.——————30 May 2010 – Arrests of journalists continueAzeri journalist Akbar Azad, a contributor to the magazine Varlighe and the weekly Yarpagh, one of Iran’s leading Azeri-language newspapers, was arrested at his Tehran home by several men in plain clothes on 25 May. When previously arrested on 10 September 2008, he spent 50 days in solitary confinement in Section 209 of Tehran’s Evin prison and was released only after payment of 50 million toman in bail.Two other Azeri journalists are currently detained. They are Said Matinpour of Yarpagh and Rahim Gholami, a contributor to several local newspapers in the northwestern city of Ardabil. Arrested on 11 July 2009, Matinpour has breathing problems that have not received the necessary medical treatment in prison. Gholami has been held since 29 October 2009.Two journalists who were arrested on 15 May, Ramin Jabary and Mostafar Jamishidei, were subsequently released pending trial. They each had to pay 15 million toman in bail. Jabary was freed on 17 May. Jamishidei was freed on 27 May. There have been more arrests of journalists in the past few days. Mohammad Sadegh Javadihessar, a columnist for the now-closed daily Etemad-e Melli, was arrested on 30 December after receiving a summons from the intelligence ministry the same day. Books and his computer’s hard disk were confiscated during a seven-hour search of his home. His family has received no word of him since his arrest. Kaveh Ghassemi Kermanshahi, a journalist who is a member of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters, was arrested by intelligence ministry agents at his home on 2 February. It is not known where he is being held. News Several human rights activists were arrested on the same day, among them the blogger and activist Naghipour Nasour. The director of the website http://www.nasour.net/ was arrested at home in Qazvin by agents in plain-clothes. The reasons for his arrest and the place in which he is being detained are still unknown. 5 February 2010 – New arrests bring total of journalists and netizens held to more than 60 Elsewhere, Alireza Saghafi, editor of the magazine Rah Ayandeh (banned in May 2008) and member of the Iranian Writers Association, was released on 14 February. He had been sentenced to three years in prison by Tehran’s revolutionary court. He was previously arrested on 1st May, one hour ahead of demonstrations called to mark the 1st May, and had been released on bail of 70 million tomans on 10 June 2009. ——— Maziar Samiee and Yashar Darolshafa, two journalists who contribute to Sarpiche, a news website that can no longer be accessed, were also arrested at their home on 2 February and taken to an unknown location. Sameii writes for several literary reviews such as Naghad Noo as well. ———- News 22 January 2010 – New arrest Also on 2 January, Mehrdad Rahimi, who is director of the blog (http://shahidayeshahr.blogfa.com// ), was arrested after being summoned by the intelligence ministry and she has reportedly been taken to Evin prison. However, several other journalists, whose situation is very worrying, were denied the right to visits or were not allowed releases on licence. One of them was Masud Lavassani, a journalist and blogger arrested on 26 September and sentenced in December 2009 to eight years in jail. Another such case was that of human rights activist and reformist journalist Mehdi Mahmudian, who was arrested on 16 September. At the request of these journalists’ families, Reporters Without Borders had not added their names to its barometer. Shahidi had previously been arrested on 29 June 2009 when she spent 50 days in solitary confinement in section 209 of Evin prison. She had been released on 2 November 2009 on the order of the 26th chamber of the Tehran revolutionary court, on putting up bail of 9,000,000 tomans (8,000 euros). The weekly Hemat, a conservative pro-government publication, was suspended on 14 January 2010 on the order of the Tehran prosecutor for “insulting highly placed officials of the regime”. It was the paper’s second ban in less than a month, and for the same reason. Hemat had carried a photo on its front page of former president, Hashemi Rafsanjani, flanked by several other figures in the regime and captioned “Rafsanjani’s men”. Iran’s Press Authorisation and Surveillance Commission, the censorship arm of the Islamic Culture and Orientation Ministry, suspended Hemat on 4 February 2009. The paper was allowed to publish again two months later. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Two journalists working on the newspaper Atrak, Mehdi Ghilani and Farshad Azizi, were arrested on 6 and 7 January 2010, after bloody clashes at a student demonstration at Ferdowsi University in Mashhad. They are being held at an undisclosed location. ——– News Ahmadinejad Foad Sadeghi, director of the website Ayandenews, was arrested at his workplace on 12 February and taken to an unknown destination. The online journalist who founded the now-censored website Baztab is close to Mohsen Rezai, former commander of the Revolutionary Guard and a candidate at the 12 June 2009 elections. Ayandenews has been blocked several times since 12 June for posting news about demonstrations and for failing to respect the official line. Mohammed Ali Ramin, a loyal adviser to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has repeatedly warned and threatened media, especially print media, since taking over as deputy minister of culture and Islamic guidance in October. A warning is often the first step towards a newspaper’s definitive closure. A charge of “insulting the president” is the legal method most often used by Ramin to stop newspapers publishing criticism of Ahmadinejad. After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists 19 February 2010 – Five released Behrangh Tonkaboni, editor of the cultural monthly Farhangh é ahangh (Culture and Harmony), and journalist Kivan Farzin, were arrested at their workplace on 5 January. The newspaper’s main office was searched and computers and books seized. At the same time intelligence ministry agents searched the home of Tonkaboni’s mother, Lilli Farhapour, who is also a journalist and writer. Reporters Without Borders learned on 3 March of the release of three journalists: – Noushin Jafari, journalist for Etemad, arrested on 3 February – Reza Norbakhsh, editor of the daily Farhikhteghan, arrested at his workplace in Tehran on 4 August, and who had been sentenced to six years in prison for “taking part in illegal demonstrations” and for articles posted on the news website Jomhoryat- Mortaza Kazemian, journalist for several reformist newspapers, arrested on 28 December 2009, was released after spending 34 days in solitary confinement in section 209 of Evin prison. Journalist Said Laylaz had his sentence of nine years in jail reduced to three years by the Tehran appeal court. Kambiz Norrozi, head of the Association of Iranian Journalists, sentenced on 17 November to two years in jail and 76 strokes of the whip for making “publicity against the regime and disturbing public order”, had his sentence reduced on appeal to one year in prison. 16 March 2010 Journalist Sasan Aghaei, of the daily Farhikhteghan was released on bail on 28 March, after 120 days in custody. Reporters Without Borders also learned of the release of four journalists on 18 and 19 March 2010: Ali Moazemi, journalist on the opinion pages of several newspapers and director of the blog “Here and Now”, arrested on 7 March 2010; Kivan Farzin, journalist on Farhangh é ahangh arrested on 5 January. Two journalists on the cultural monthly, who were arrested at the same time as Farzin, Behrangh Tonkaboni, and Arvin Sedaghat Kish, were freed on 28 February. 29 January – Transfer These journalists were all released on bail while awaiting trial. 8 January 2010 – Daily arrests 15 January 2010 – Suspension Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists ——- Help by sharing this information Kivan Samimi Behbani, a freelance journalist and former editor of the independent monthly Nameh (The Letter) that was banned in 2005, who was arrested on 13 June 2009, was sentenced on 2 February to six years in prison. He was also banned from carrying out any political or journalistic activity. He has come under substantial pressure to renounce his humanitarian commitment and was recently transferred into a single cell in section 209 of Evin jail. Emadoldin Baghi, journalist and leading human rights figure in Iran, was denied the right to spend the New Year with his family, despite putting up bail in a significant sum. Nemat Ahmadi, a lawyer who represents several imprisoned journalists, Mahsa Hekmet, another Etemad-e Melli journalist, and Mohammed Reza Zohdi, the former editor of the now closed newspaper Arya, who now writes for several other pro-reform newspapers and is a member of the Press Freedom Defence Committee, were arrested yesterday and were taken to an unknown location. News In a continuing crackdown on the media in Iran, 15 newspapers received warnings this week for publishing comments by former reformist President Mohammad Khatami or former chief nuclear negotiator Hassan Rohani on the way the authorities have been handling the country’s crisis. The 15 newspapers targeted by the latest warnings were Tehran Emrouz, Arman Ravabet Omoumi, Farhikhtegan, Jomhouri Eslami, Asrar, Etemad, Jahan-e San’at, Poul, Afarinesh, Rouzan Etemad, Etelaat, Tose’e, Rouzan, Mardom Salari and Bahar. IranMiddle East – North Africa Several journalists and bloggers have been freed on bail while awaiting trial or released on licence, to mark Iranian New Year. ——Website editor arrested for video of university campus attacksMazyar Khosravi, the editor of the Hammihannews (http://hammihannews.com/news/9857) website, was arrested on 2 May in Tehran on a charge of publishing false information as a result of a Tehran University complaint accusing him of posting reports and eye-witness accounts about attacks on the university campus by Basij militiamen on 14 June 2009, two days after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection.Many students were serious injured in the attacks and, according to some sources, five students were killed. See a BBC report on the subject: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GVfGLJO4Iw&feature=player_embeddedReporters Without Borders has meanwhile learned of the release of the following four journalists and bloggers pending trial:- Mojtaba Gahestoni, the editor of the Sokhango.blogfa.com (http://sokhango.blogfa.com) website, who was arrested on 2 March and released on 4 April- Said Jalali, a blogger and contributor to the Human Rights Rapporteurs Committee, who was arrested on 1 December 2009 and released on 29 March- Said Kalnaki, a blogger and member of the Human Rights Rapporteurs Committee, who was arrested on 1 December 2009 and released on 13 March- Foad Shamss, a blogger who was arrested on 30 November 2009 and released on 10 March.“We are in prison because we are journalists”Around 20 imprisoned journalists issued a joint letter for World Press Freedom Day on 3 May in which they protest against their detention. The letter, which is circulating online, says: “This year, we bloggers and journalists are celebrating World Press Freedom Day in prison. We have been jailed and given unjust sentences for wanting to inform, for writing articles, for carrying out interviews and for participating in the debate about freedom and democracy. Purely and simply for doing our duty as journalists.”Reporters Without Borders has also learned that Ali Mohammad Islampour, the editor of the pro-reform newspaper Navai Vaghat, who had been arrested on 3 February, was released provisionally on 3 March, and that Omid Montazeri, a journalist with the pro-reform newspapers Shargh and Kargozaran, was released provisionally on 5 April. Journalist Abolfazl Abedini Nasr was arrested at his home in the city of Ahvaz on 2 March by several men in plain clothes. The men, who all wore hoods, broke down the door of his house and brutally beat him. He had been earlier arrested on 30 June 2009 and freed on 26 October after putting up bail of 300 million tomans (270,000 euros). Ali Hekmet, a member of the Committee for the Defence of Freedom of the Press, who was arrested on 2 January, was freed on 27 February. These five journalists were all released on bail while awaiting trial. Niloufar Lary, a journalist with the magazine Chehel Cheragh, was arrested on 1 February when she responded to a summons to report to the intelligence ministry. Computers and books were seized when a search of her home was carried out in the evening after her arrest. When intelligence ministry agents searched the home of fellow Sarpiche contributor Ardavan Tarkameh, on 2 February, they arrested his sister, Bahar Tarkameh, and took her off to an unknown location. Computers and books were seized during the raid. It turns out that Ardavan was himself arrested on 27 December at the home of Omid Montazeri, one of the 16 defendants in a new trial of government opponents that opened before a Tehran revolutionary court on 30 January. June 9, 2021 Find out more On 2 March, Mojtaba Gahestoni, director of the website Sokhango (spokesman), was arrested in the city of Ahvaz. 2 January 2010 – More arrests of journalists in Tehran 21.01.2010 – Government warns 15 newspapers 22 June 2010 – More newspapers forced to close, more arrests The magazine Education Culture was closed for good on 20 June by the Commission for Press Authorisation and Surveillance, which answers to the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. The commission also issued a warning to three other magazines. One of the editors of the business daily Pool said on 19 July that it was suspending publication “in order to review the newspaper’s policies.” The announcement follows a warning from the Commission for Press Authorisation and Surveillance accusing it of publishing “false information” in its articles about the government’s monetary policies. The newspaper has been subjected to a great deal of harassment for the past year. The sports daily Donya e Varzesh (World of Sport) meanwhile stopped publishing last October after getting a warning in response to an article reporting that Revolutionary Guards had bought lots of tickets for a football match so that the stadium would not be full of demonstrators. Journalist and blogger Ebrahim Rashidi notified his family by telephone on 17 June that he had been arrested by intelligence ministry officials in the northwestern city of Ardabil. Rashidi, who writes for the weekly Bayram, had been missing since 14 June. Reporters Without Borders has learned that Akbar Azad, an Azeri journalist who was arrested in Tehran on 25 May, has been transferred to a prison in Tabriz, in the northwestern province of East Azerbaijan. The organisation has also learned that Nasour Naghipour, a blogger who was arrested in March, has been released pending trial after payment of 100 million toman (75,000 euros) in bail.—— ————Press freedom violations recounted in real time – JUNE/DECEMBER 2009 February 25, 2021 Find out more
RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News RSF_en to go further HondurasAmericas Follow the news on Honduras Organisation Help by sharing this information News Reports 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies April 27, 2021 Find out more There has a new surge in cases of harassment and censorship of journalists working for radio stations that have been outspoken in their criticism of the government since the June 2009 coup d’état.Radio Uno, an educational station in the northern city of San Pedro Sula that has repeatedly criticised the regime, was forced off the air by an act of sabotage on the night of 30 August. It has since been able to resume broadcasting amid much tension. Its staff has often been the target of violence and acts of intimidation including, on one occasion, the release of toxic gas inside its premises.Radio Globo journalists Carlos Paz and Oswaldo Estrada were attacked and beaten by police in the capital, Tegucigalpa, on 27 August while covering the use of force to disperse a demonstration by teachers. The police smashed their equipment.Another Radio Globo journalist, Mayke Antúnez, has meanwhile been the target of threats and intimidation since July, according to the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights in Honduras (CODEH). Antúnez blames the intimidation on the interview she had with former de facto President Roberto Micheletti two months ago in which she dared to ask him about his administration’s record on human rights and civil liberties.These latest violations of the right to report news and information show that the post-coup political status quo continues to have a disastrous impact on media freedom. The conditional release on 31 August of Col. José Arnulfo Jiménez, one of the officials responsible for the heavy-handed closures of Canal 36 TV, Radio Globo and Radio La Catracha at the time of the coup, does not bode well either. The three stations said they would appeal against this release, according to the Committee for Free Expression (C-Libre).With nine journalists killed since the start of the year, Honduras continues to share joint status with Mexico as the western hemisphere’s two most dangerous countries for the news media.(Photo: Revistazo) News HondurasAmericas RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America December 28, 2020 Find out more September 3, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 No let-up for radio stations that opposed coup May 13, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts
UkraineEurope – Central Asia Organisation Help by sharing this information February 26, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today urged Ukrainian interior minister Mykola Bilokon to make a “thorough and open investigation” into an attack by three unknown men on Petro Kobevko, editor of the weekly Chas, in the western town of Chernivtsi. It called the 28 May attack “very alarming” in view of the presidential election due this autumn.Kobevko, who is still in hospital, was badly bruised on the head and face after a man came to his office, said he had compromising information about a member of parliament and asked him to follow him. As Kobevko left the office, the man hit him and two other men were waiting outside.The editor said the attack was not linked to any particular article but to the paper’s general position. Since it was founded, it has been prosecuted 48 times for articles it has published.The press freedom situation in Ukraine has been very worrying since the beginning of the year, with two online journalists jailed in the space of two weeks. Reporters Without Borders said in its 2004 annual report that physical attacks on journalists increased further last year and that investigations into the murder of several of them were getting nowhere. June 3, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor of weekly paper beaten up RSF_en Receive email alerts News News to go further September 7, 2020 Find out more Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV March 26, 2021 Find out more News Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Follow the news on Ukraine Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority News UkraineEurope – Central Asia
Top StoriesAmrapali: SC Pulls Up Centre For Not Releasing Stress Funds Nilashish Chaudhary16 Aug 2020 7:15 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up the Central Government for not releasing money from the real estate stress funds created by them, towards completion of Amrapali projects, despite being asked to do so repeatedly over the last 3 months. The Bench, comprising of Justices Arun Mishra and UU Lalit, asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta why money from the Rs. 20,000 crore fund was…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up the Central Government for not releasing money from the real estate stress funds created by them, towards completion of Amrapali projects, despite being asked to do so repeatedly over the last 3 months. The Bench, comprising of Justices Arun Mishra and UU Lalit, asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta why money from the Rs. 20,000 crore fund was not being moved by the Government. This came after Senior advocate Harish Salve, representing SBI Capital, informed Court that there were certain issues that were creating an obstacle in finalizing SBI CAP’s final proposal to finance the project. While seeking some more time to iron out the creases, Salve mentioned that one of the problems was a supervisory issue between SBI CAP and NBCC, and that the latter was reluctant to become a party to a fixed term contract. Having learned this, Justice Mishra turned to the SG and expressed concern over the Government’s seeming reluctance in releasing distress funds. “Please remember that this is a Court-monitored project. SBI is also creating problems every now and then and even the Government seems reluctant (to release funds)… We can pass an Order (directing release of funds), but we are going by the process… …We’re concerned about what is happening between SBI and NBCC…we will use our powers under Section 142 if needed, unless you (Government) work out a solution to this problem”, orally remarked Justice Mishra. Having noted Salve’s submission, however, the Court granted SBI CAP time to sort out the issues. The Court also clarified that disbursal of payment by SBI should not be target oriented with respect to NBCC. Notably, Supreme Court also asked SBI CAP to consider the rates of interest at MCLR rates, having opined that the current rate was not justified. Thus, on the aspect of Bank financing, the Court Ordered as follows:- “They have prayed for time as there are only certain aspects which remain to be creased out and they are likely to be sorted out including the issue of rate of interest, supervisory issue between NBCC and SBI CAP, and stage of funding whether it is to be target oriented, by the next date of hearing. Disbursal to be made by the SBI CAP should not be target oriented. Let all these aspects be worked out by the next date of hearing.” Consortium of Banks The Court Receiver, R Venkatramani, proceeded to suggest that he, along with a Committee appointed by the Court, be permitted to work out details regarding the formation of a Consortium of Banks to assist in financing incomplete Amrapali projects. Allowing the prayer to “find out the feasibility of formation of Consortium of Banks, which can extend finance to the various projects based on the unsold inventories and securities”, the Court ordered that “the Committee as well as the Receiver are permitted to work out details and place the same before this Court.” Sale of FAR Projects The Receiver informed Court that the value of FARs in Noida, Silicon City and Princely Estate, as set by MSTC (the Government Auctioneer) fell short of a good bench mark. Therefore, the sales of these projects were not completed. On Venkatramani’s suggestion, Justice Mishra allowed the Committee to evaluate the projects correctly, and then auction the same through MSTC. “…a payer has been made that Committee may be permitted to work out the bench mark and to suggest it to the MSTC and to proceed with the auction through MSTC. The prayer is allowed. Let the bench mark be worked out over and above the figure fixed by the MSTC and auction may be made through MSTC, as prayed.” -ordered Supreme Court With regard to the IMT Manesar property, the Court permitted the following three proposals made by the Receiver to demand payment of dues, as ascertained by auditors, from allottees who are in possession of unitsregistration of allotteessale of those units which are not occupied, through MSTC Disbursal of Home Loans The Court was informed by Corporation Bank and UCO Bank that a new MoU had been sent to the Court Receiver, while HDFC apprised the Bench that the proposal regarding restructuring of loan disbursal was being considered positively. HDFC told Court that it had submitted its objections to the Court Receiver and the proposal would be finalized by the next date of hearing. Corporation Bank and UCO Bank further stated that their branches had been given directions to disburse home loans and by submitting the MoU, which is with the Receiver, home buyers could obtain loans from the concerned branches. The Court directed the Receiver to consider the MoU and report back, while allowing home buyers to avail of loans as proposed by the Banks. “Let the Receiver look into the MoU and report back to this Court on the next date of hearing. In the meantime, home buyers who want to avail the loan facility as proposed by the UCO Bank and Corporation Bank are free to do so. Let the concerned branches disburse the loan to them as per the MoU.” Auction by Orissa State Housing Board The Orissa State Housing Board informed Court that auctions of property failed on three different occasions due to the proposed cost of land. Supreme Court took this into consideration and allowed extension of time for conducting an auction. “Let fresh advertisements be issued and auction be finalized by 30.09.2020 positively”, ordered Supreme Court. Forensic Auditor’s Report The Court also allowed the Central Government’s request to be given access to the Forensic Auditor’s report in relation to all Amrapali companies, its subsidiaries and shell complanies in order to scrutinize and investigate the extent of tax evasion. Senior advocate, ML Lahoty, was directed by Court to “furnish a copy of the Report of the Forensic Auditors to Mr. Vikramjit Banerjee, learned ASG, appearing on behalf of Directorate of CGST”. The matter will again be taken up for consideration on August 19, 2020.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Indianapolis – Spokeswoman for Governor Mike Pence, Kara Brooks, issued the following statement after Governor Pence met with presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Governor’s Residence. Trump requested the meeting with Governor Pence. Previously, Governor Pence said he is willing to meet with all three Republican presidential candidates when they come to Indiana ahead of Indiana’s May 3 primary.“Governor Pence was pleased to welcome Mr. Trump back to Indiana and hear firsthand his plans for the country. The Governor was also grateful for the opportunity to describe Indiana’s economic success and expressed his desire to have a partner in the White House who will help advance pro-growth economic policies, reduce burdensome regulation and curb the size and scope of government. With more than 130,000 new private sector jobs created since he took office, Governor Pence believes addressing these issues is critical in order for Indiana to continue to be a great place to live, work and raise a family.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
61, of Bayonne, passed away on July 20, 2018 at Calvary Hospital and Hospice in Bronx, NY. Elizabeth was pre-deceased by her mother Adeline Piccolo Riccardi and is survived by her brother, Louis and nephews, Adam and Luke Riccardi and 4 great grand nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations in Elizabeth’s name may be sent to Calvary Hospital, 1740 East Chester Road, Bronx, NY 10461.