News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information December 28, 2020 Find out more July 13, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Lawsuits and violence by security forces become daily events for Iraqi journalists Organisation Receive email alerts February 15, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Follow the news on Iraq News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan December 16, 2020 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Iraqi journalists are now often sued by politicians and public figures and, at the same time, are often the targets of physical attacks which, in many cases are carried out by members of the security forces, including the bodyguards of leading politicians. “These practices, which are designed to intimidate journalists and censor the media, constitute serious violations of freedom of expression and must stop at once,” Reporters Without Borders said.LawsuitsIn one of the latest cases, the local daily Baghdad Al-Akhbariya was sued for 250 million dinars (150,000 euros) in damages before a court for media issues in the southeastern Baghdad district of Rusafa in an action brought by the director-general of the industry ministry’s Institute of Engineering on 2 July because the paper published a complaint by a group of employees and documents pointing to possible corruption with the institute. A judge dismissed the case in a hearing today.Many journalists attended a 4 July hearing in a legal action by Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Al-Mawla, the head of the Iraqi organization that arranges Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages to Mecca, who is suing the journalist Majid Al-Kaabi for 2 billion dinars (1.2 million euros) in damages for an article criticizing these pilgrimages. Kaabi testified that his article did not attack any public figure or political party, and that it was the media’s duty to point out errors in the organization of the pilgrimages. The trial was adjourned until 25 July.Baghdad military command spokesman Gen. Qassem Atta announced on 20 June that he was suing Fakhri Karim, the editor of the daily Al-Mada, and three of his journalists – Daoud Ali, Ali Hussein and Ali Abdel Sada – for 8 million dinars (4,800 euros) in damages in a libel suit over opinion pieces criticizing the behaviour of the security forces during demonstrations.Politicians who have brought legal actions designed to gag the media include Chamber of Representatives speaker Osama Al-Nujaifi, who sued Al-Mada’s editor and two of his journalists, Daoud Ali and Ali Hussein, for 150 million dinars (90,000 euros) in damages on 2 June for articles criticising the maintenance of quotas in the selection of parliamentarians, bargaining over posts and the shortcomings of a law cutting parliamentarians’ pay.The industry and resources ministry’s press office threatened to sue the satellite TV station Al-Sharqiya for blaming the ministry on 10 May for the previous week’s murder of cement company boss Salam Abdallah, who had threatened, a few days before his death, to release documents proving the existence of corruption within the ministry.In a 21 May press release, Reporters Without Borders condemned the libel suit that Faraj Haidari, the president of Iraq’s electoral commission, brought against Hashem Hassan over an article he wrote for the 4 May issue of the newspaper Al-Mashreq in which he questioned the commission’s legitimacy and professionalism, referred to corruption allegations and accused it of wasting public funds. Haidari announced that he was withdrawing his suit on 2 June.Reporters Without Borders has also noted new forms of intimidation. Kadhi Miqdadi was expelled from the Union of Journalists on 4 July as a result of an article criticizing its effectiveness.Violence by security forcesPrime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki’s bodyguards manhandled reporters and photographers in the prime minister’s presence in Karbala (150 km southwest of Baghdad) on 3 July during celebrations marking the creation of Karbala province. Journalists with several TV stations including Al-Sumariyah TV, Al-Iraqiya TV, Afaq and Al-Masar and news agencies including the Iraqi National News Agency were denied access on the grounds that there were no police dogs to inspect them. The journalists staged a sit-in to demand an apology from the prime minister, who left without meeting with them.Hassan Salah Al-Talaqani and Mohamed Saleh Al-Saeedi, two journalists working for the Anba’ Al-Iraq news agency, were attacked by the environment minister and his bodyguards in the centre of Baghdad on 15 June when they photographed an altercation between the minister and passers-by. The bodyguards fired in the air to scare away the journalists, who were then beaten. Their camera equipment and mobile phones were also seized.Reporters Without Borders urged the Iraqi authorities to ensure respect for the rights of journalists in a letter to the prime minister on 6 June. “Any action by the security forces that prevents journalists from doing their job is an unacceptable violation of freedom of expression,” the letter said. “Press freedom is an essential component of the democratic process to which Iraq is committed. We will be watching closely to see whether the public’s right to information is respected.”Despite this appeal, the security forces prevented many journalists from covering the demonstrations that took place in Baghdad two days. Some were beaten or threatened on Tahrir Square and some had their equipment seized. News to go further News
Facebook Email WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsSupport gathers for Garda sub-office in WestburyBy admin – July 28, 2010 621 Twitter Previous articleAll haircuts are not created equalNext articleHSE tell court no place for teenager admin Linkedin A GARDA superintendent has come out in favour of setting up a Garda sub office in Westbury.Superintendent Frank O’Brien of Henry Street Station, said he would not be against locating an office for a specific period of time in the Corbally housing estate. The superintendent, who was speaking at a Joint Policing Committee meeting in Clonlara Community Centre, has jurisdiction for policy matters in South-’East Clare.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Noting that as a rural station, Ardnacrusha Garda Station has limited opening hours, he said that during any eight hour shift the gardai has just one quarter of its overall complement on duty, which also has to cope with deploying resources for court work for a number of days.“We have to prioritise our resources and sometimes a garda patrol car does not come to an area in an hour or two because frequently gardai are attending a more serious incident, such as a robbery, serious assault or even murder. Incidents are prioritised in terms of how serious they are”.Responding to Cllr Pascal Fitzgerald’s complaints about late night drinking by young people along the river banks close to Shannon Banks and his request that a garda sub office be located in the area, Supt O’Brien said:“People drinking in a public place is a serious concern and I would be willing to arrange a meeting with councillors to see how we can progress these issues”.The late night drinking in their area is a source of genuine concern to the residents, Cllr Fitzgerald said.“They are being woken up by youths who aren’t supposed to be drinking in public places. Some of the residents telephoned Ardnacrusha garda and there was no one in the station, and while we know that the garda in Ardnacrusha are doing their best, the fact is that they don’t have the required manpower.“It took two hours before a patrol car came out to the scene. I have called for a community garda to be stationed in a sub-office in the Westbury area because it’s not good enough that when Ardnacrusha gardaí are called to an incident in Limerick city, we are left without cover.“I have got phone calls from residents at 11pm looking for me to do something but I’m a councillor not a garda. I have though, tabled a motion in Clare County Council calling for the banning of drinking in public places,” he added.Senior executive officer, Michael McNamara, pointed out that the bylaws banned drinking in towns but didn’t cover locations in South-East Clare.Two years ago, the issue of having a garda sub office opened locally led Tony Hayes, who runs Westbury Stores, to lodge a planning application seeking permission to demolish an existing garage and barber shop in order to construct three commercial units, one of which would be a sub-office for a community garda.Mr Hayes had hoped the permanent presence of a community based garda within easy access of residents living in Westbury, Shannon Banks and Carrig Meade would be hugely beneficial for the local community.However, he had to withdraw the application after Clare County Council stated his plans represented “significant overdevelopment” of the site.Following Supt O’Brien’s recent comments, however, Cllr Fitzgerald is hopeful for a positive outcome in relation to a garda sub office being opened in Westbury in the not too distant future. Advertisement Print
TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Linkedin Advertisement TAGSCervical CheckhealthLimerick City and CountyNews Previous articleHospital’s Art and Culture WeekNext articleCollege Radio gets totally wired for Record Room live show Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Facebook WhatsApp NewsHealthVicky last in line to see cancer reportBy Bernie English – September 12, 2018 2351 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Vicky PhelanVICKY Phelan, the Limerick woman who lifted the lid on the Cervical Check cancer screening scandal, and other women affected by the issue were not given a preview of important new report despite assurances from Health Minister Simon Harris.Ms Phelan has been diagnosed with terminal cancer but was not told for three years that an audit of cervical tests had revealed that abnormalities had been missed.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This Tuesday, Irish newspapers published an outline of what was contained in the report drawn up by the independent expert, Dr Gabriel Scally, despite promises that the women affected and their families would have sight of it before it was put into the public arena.Lorraine Walsh, one of two patients representatives appointed by Health Minister Simon Harris to a steering committee tasked with overseeing changes to the screening programme, said in an interview with RTE that Vicky Phelan and other women had been re-organising personal commitments to meet Dr Scally ahead of the publication of the report on Wednesday.She said: “I know Vicky was due to have treatment, her life-saving treatment in Dublin, and she was trying to change that so she could be briefed by Dr Gabriel Scally.Ms Walsh said the group was already “emotionally charged” ahead of the report being published and the leak was very upsetting.“It had been confirmed to us yesterday by Gabriel Scally and the minister that we would be briefed prior to the report going to Cabinet or published.“And to wake up this morning and to see news of it all over the papers, it’s just heartbreaking.“It’s just so disappointing that throughout this whole experience the main information source that we have is the media.”The report contains a series of recommendations concerning the need to review screening services and governance issues and open disclosure to any person affected by issues connected with the programme in the future.Long and short-term measures have been recommended in the report but Dr Scally has said that a commission of investigation into the CervicalCheck crisis does not need to be established. Print Limerick on Covid watch list Email Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat
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Eamon O’Shea’s side go straight into a Munster semi final on the 21st of June where they will take on the winners of Clare and Limerick.Having been beaten by Waterford at the closing stages of the League the county’s hurlers will be hungry for silverware.Speaking to Tipp FM, ahead of the Irish Sun’s Press Pack Launch in Thurles tonight, Lar Corbett admits if they get out of Munster- it’s a short road to Croke Park.