December 30, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders calls for case to be dropped against Om Zied to go further TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News November 11, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts November 12, 2019 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Help by sharing this information News Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder News News Reporters Without Borders called for the case to be dropped against Om Zied, editor in chief of the on-line magazine Kalima, as her appeal trial was due to open on 31 December. She was jailed for eight months suspended and fined 1,200 dinars (about 800 euros) on 18 November on charges of illegally holding foreign currency and its transfer to an unauthorised person. Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists December 26, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Tunisia RSF_en Reporters Without Borders called for the case to be dropped against Om Zied, editor in chief of the on-line magazine Kalima, as her appeal trial was due to open on 31 December. She was jailed for eight months suspended and fined 1,200 dinars (about 800 euros) on 18 November on charges of illegally holding foreign currency and its transfer to an unauthorised person. “President Ben Ali goes about with all the appearance of a democrat and realises that it no longer goes down well to arrest or even imprison journalists. The authorities now rely on a raft of measures with no direct connection to freedom of expression, to gag those who dare to disobey the will of the master, said Robert Ménard, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders. “The Om Zied trial is in this mould: legally trumped up as demonstrated by a collective of lawyers, outrageous in the severity of the sentence and absurd in the choice of date for the appeal, 31 December, to ensure it passes unnoticed during New Year celebrations. We call on the Tunisian courts to discharge the case.” Zied was summoned under her real name of Neziha Rejiba on 25 September 2003, by the head of customs investigations for exchange offences and accused of giving a young Tunisian 170 euros. However Zied had committed no offence since the law allows one week to change back currency after a journey abroad. At the end of her trial on 19 November her lawyers at first announced that she had been acquitted, but a suspended prison sentence and a fine were recorded at the court clerk’s office. Some 15 lawyers had come to defend the journalist at the trial, which they had denounced as politically rigged to tarnish (their client) because of her political activities and courageous articles.” The lawyers contended that the accusations against her were unfounded and that the charges were politically motivated. Zied, a human rights activist, has been editor in chief of Kalima (www.kalima.com), which is banned in Tunisia, since it began appearing in October 2000. Hosted abroad the site is still unavailable in Tunisia but a printed version circulates secretly. For the past two years the journalist has suffered relentless persecution in connection with her on-line writing and opinions broadcast on satellite channels in which she speaks out against the president’s personality cult.
Press Association Ireland’s second Twenty20 international against Scotland was abandoned without a ball bowled due to persistent rain. Play was scheduled to start at 5.30pm at Bready Cricket Club but after waiting almost two hours for rain to cease and the outfield to dry, umpires Mark Hawthorne and Nigel Llong were forced to admit defeat to the weather. Scotland lead the series 1-0 going into Sunday’s final match, having won Thursday’s first game by six wickets on the back of Matthew Cross’ brilliant innings of 60.
The Trojans won’t have much time to rest, as the weekend’s second matchup against San Jose State takes place the next afternoon. The Spartans will face No. 5 Pepperdine on Saturday before they head to USC. The Trojans are 7-0 all-time against SJSU, and this weekend is purported to be an extension of that streak. “It’s a constant communication between all of us to keep players outside of the red zones so they don’t get injured again,” Pintaric said of the game preparations. “So we plan on doing this this weekend and we will try to maximize our success. And at the same time, keep in mind the health of our players.” The Trojans did only allow 10 exclusions and sophomore goalie Nic Porter recorded an impressive 13 saves, but a 0.571 power play percentage and a 0.406 shooting percentage along with a third-quarter revival from Pepperdine left the Trojans with another loss on the road. Stopping Stanford’s momentum going into the match will undoubtedly be one of USC’s most difficult challenges so far this season, as a narrow win over No. 5 Pepperdine brought the Cardinal’s winning streak to 10 games. Stanford has only beaten the Trojans seven times when they’ve played at USC, but key players on this year’s roster will provide one of the toughest tests yet. But USC has some improvements to make after a 13-12 loss to the Waves two weekends ago. Sophomore driver Hannes Daube, Ehrhardt and Dasic stepped up, however, with 4, 3 and 2 goals respectively. Freshman driver Chris Sturtevant, redshirt junior driver Luke Wyatt and Maier each tacked on a goal, filling the gap left by junior driver Jacob Mercep’s injury. On Saturday’s Senior Day, the Trojans will face top-ranked Stanford for the first time since they bested the Cardinal at the 2018 NCAA Championship. The match also marks the first of the three Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference games the Trojans will play to close the regular season. Hallock has turned heads with his performance this season, leading the MPSF conference with 48 goals so far. Stanford’s defensive foundation is strong, too, with senior goalie Andrew Chun picking up an average of 8.87 saves per game. These players are on the Trojans’ mind, but the Cardinal’s talent does not faze them. “The whole focus is to play the defense and stop their best players,” head coach Marko Pintaric said. “And obviously [Hallock] is … the backbone of the team that everything surrounds and we have ways to stop [him], and we worked on our options, and we’ll see how that works.” The game will be preceded by an event to honor the team’s departing players as senior driver Marin Dasic, redshirt junior driver Troy Furniss, redshirt junior utility Luka Karaman, senior 2-meter Matt Maier and redshirt senior 2-meter Sam Slobodien all prepare for their final home games. As the end of the season draws near, the No. 7 USC men’s water polo team will face a crucial weekend double-header against No. 1 Stanford and No. 12 San Jose State. Sophomore 2-meter Jake Ehrhardt and USC will face two tough opponents in Stanford and San Jose State this weekend at home. (Catherine Liang | Daily Trojan) USC’s practices leading up to the match have focused on slowing those standout players. Pintaric will plan the starting lineup in anticipation of Mercep’s return and the back-to-back games in a manner that prioritizes the team’s health. “We’re going to continue with watching the games until Saturday,” sophomore 2-meter Jake Ehrhardt said. “And you know, they’re definitely a really good team, they have a great center in [redshirt junior 2-meter] Ben Hallock, and they have some guys on the perimeter that [are] also good players too. So we’re gonna have to get ready and figure out how to play a good game with them.” The Trojans will take on Stanford Saturday at 1 p.m. and San Jose State Sunday at 1 p.m. Both games will be held at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center.
GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Related Articles Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season August 21, 2020 Share Submit Alex Apati – LadbrokesLadbrokes marketing has confirmed the appointment of former Arsenal and England defender Lee Dixon as ‘World Cup Russia 2018 Ambassador’.Dixon who will a Russia 2018 lead pundit for ITV Sports and NBC Soccer will be providing Ladbrokes with exclusive content and opinion on World Cup 2018 matches, proceedings and team updates.Undertaking his first duties as Ladbrokes World Cup Ambassador, Dixon took part in this weekend’s live stream of ‘Ladbrokes World Cup 2018 Preview’ streamed live on Ladbrokes Facebook Page and @Ladbrokes Twitter alongside ex-footballer and Sky Sports broadcaster, Scott Minto, Mark Langdon of the Racing Post, and Ladbrokes PR Executive Alex Apati.Dixon has previously worked with Ladbrokes, having featured in the legacy bookmaker’s first ever TV-advert back in 2007.Commenting on the appointment of Dixon as ‘Russia 2018 Ambassador’, Alex Apati stated that Ladbrokes marketing wanted to create the most insightful and engaging content for all types of audiences during World Cup 2018.“We’re delighted to have Lee on board once again and look forward to hearing his expert analysis and insight for the duration of what looks to be a fantastic World Cup.”Ladbrokes – World Cup Russia 2018 Preview Show Share Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon