Weekly journalist on Pakistani paper beaten with cricket bat

first_img Receive email alerts Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” CanadaAmericas November 19, 2020 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders today condemned an assault on journalist Jawaad Faizi on Urdu-language community weekly The Pakistan Post, in Mississauga, Ontario province, south-eastern Canada by two men who threatened further violence unless he stopped writing “against Islam”. His family has also suffered harassment.Faizi was attacked on 17 April as he was leaving the home of the editor of The Pakistan Post, Amir Arain. He was getting into his car when one of them smashed the windscreen and then beat him with a cricket bat.They threatened further violence if he continued writing “against Islam” and criticising the Islamic aid organisation Idara Minhaj-ul-Quran. The organisation, which has its headquarters in Lahore, Pakistan, has offices in 17 countries and a representative in Toronto, the capital of Ontario.Faizi, who was left with an arm injury, was unable to work for two days. He told Reporters Without Borders that he was “certain Idara Minhaj-ul-Quran was behind the reprisals” against him. He added that the day after the assault, he received a phone call from the administration of the school attended by his three children asking him to keep them at home. He said he was “worried” for his family.The evening before the attack, Faizi and his editor had reported to the police that they had received threatening phone calls. Amir Arain had already received threats in December 2004, when he exposed the alleged involvement of some leading members of the Pakistani community in Canada in a drugs case.“The blows and threats against Jawaad Faizi give rise to fears for the safety of foreign journalists in the very heart of their own community,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “Freedom of expression cannot be compromised and no community, cultural, ethnic or religious justification can excuse violating it. We urge the authorities in Ontario to take this case seriously and to quickly punish those behind this assault,” it added.The Pakistan Post was founded in 1993 by Mahammad Faruqi and serves the Pakistani residents of North America. It sells 50,000 copies a week in Canada and 25,000 in the United States. CanadaAmericas RSF_en Follow the news on Canada Help by sharing this information Newscenter_img News News January 15, 2021 Find out more “We must impose democratic obligations on the leading digital players” News November 11, 2020 Find out more April 23, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Weekly journalist on Pakistani paper beaten with cricket bat to go further On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabialast_img read more

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Journalist serving six-year sentence released by presidential directive

first_img YemenMiddle East – North Africa February 26, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Yemen Organisation RSF_en YemenMiddle East – North Africa News News February 11, 2021 Find out more September 25, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist serving six-year sentence released by presidential directive Receive email alertscenter_img News News to go further Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions Reporters Without Borders hails today’s release of journalist Abdulkarim Al-Khaiwani as a result of President Ali Abdallah Saleh’s intervention. Khaiwani, who was serving a six-year sentence on a charge of collaborating with rebels in the north of the country, had to sign an undertaking to abide by law in order to be freed.“We are delighted by the news of Khaiwani’s release but we fear that the written undertaking he had to give to the prosecutor’s office could hang over him like a permanent threat and jeopardise his journalistic independence,” Reporters Without Borders said.Justice minister Ghazi Chaif Al-Agbari told the government news agency SABA that a court approved a presidential directive suspending Khaiwani’s prison sentence after he undertook to “respect the constitution and the laws in force.”A former editor of the newspaper Al-Shoura and a contributor to several independent news media, Khaiwani was sentenced by a Sanaa state security court on 9 June to six years in prison for allegedly passing information to Shiite rebels in northern Yemen. Despite having health problems, he was jailed as soon as the court issued its sentence.He was previously sentenced to a year in prison on similar charges in March 2005 but was given a presidential pardon the day after his conviction. He was arrested in June 2007 and was held for a month before being released provisionally on health grounds. United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months Help by sharing this information January 6, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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West Indies wins final ODI but looses series to India

first_img 21 Views   no discussions Share Share Share Tweetcenter_img NewsSports West Indies wins final ODI but looses series to India by: – June 16, 2011 West Indies team members. Photo credit: dominicapassportThe West Indies have won another one day international against India.The Windies warmed up for the first test against the visitors in an impressive seven wicket success over India in the fifth and final one day international in Jamaica today.Andrew Russel captured four wickets for 35 runs to defeat India for 251, Kody scored 94 runs  Rodi 57.India lost their last wicket for 62. Then Ramnaresh Sarwan hit 75 and Darren Bravo 86 but West Indies appeared to be below the scoring rate.But Samuels with 28 from 25 balls and Keiron Pollard 24 from 13 balls sealed the win for the West Indies with 8 balls to spare.The West Indies scored 255 for 3 whilst India scored 251 however West Indies losing the series 2 games to 3.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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