Two newspapers closed, detained journalists under pressure to request forgiveness

first_img News June 9, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists to go further RSF_en Although a number of journalists and netizens have been freed in the past few days, the crackdown on media and journalists is continuing. The daily Etemad was suspended on 1 March and the weekly Iran Dokht’s licence has been cancelled. At the same time, journalists continue to be arrested in Tehran and many others throughout the country have received summonses. “Why must these journalists offer apologies when all they did was inform their fellow citizens?” the press freedom organisation added. “After arresting 110 journalists and censoring at least 20 media in the past eight months, it is the government that should request the forgiveness of its victims when it releases them.” Organisation Follow the news on Iran Receive email alerts After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Journalists held by the intelligence ministry are being subjected to considerable pressure to publicly ask the Revolution’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, for forgiveness. The Islamic Republic’s prosecutor-general, Golamhosien Mohssenie Ejehie, said last week that “repentance” was “one of the conditions” for the release of political prisoners. News Three journalists were freed on 1 March. They were Biste Saleha editor Mohammad Reza Moghisseh, who was arrested on 14 October, Mahsa Jazini of the Isfahan-based daily Iran, who was arrested on 7 February, and Foad Sadeghi, the editor of the Ayandenews website, who was arrested on 12 February. Kivan Mehrgan of Etemad, who was arrested on 28 December, was freed on 2 March. All four were released on bail pending trial. March 18, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Akbar Montajabi, an Iran Dokht journalist who was arrested on 7 February, is still being held. Iran Dokht’s licence was cancelled on the orders of the Press Surveillance Commission, an offshoot of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, for “non-compliance with the press law,” the same reason that the ministry has given for closing many pro-reform publications in the past. In an article in Etemad, the pro-reform parliamentarians requested the release of the full version of the report by the parliamentary commission that was appointed to investigate the incident. The Iranian authorities have meanwhile questioned the video’s authenticity. News IranMiddle East – North Africa March 3, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two newspapers closed, detained journalists under pressure to request forgiveness Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News Help by sharing this information IranMiddle East – North Africa Etemad was suspended after publishing the reactions of pro-reform parliamentarians to video footage broadcast by BBC Persian showing police and militiamen beating and clubbing students during a raid on the Tehran university campus on 15 June that was apparently filmed by the security forces themselves. “The release of a number of journalists is obviously good news but we continue to demand the release of all the journalists and netizens being held arbitrarily, in violation of Iran’s laws, including those convicted without due process,” Reporters Without Borders said. February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Up to 100 children carers in Limerick

first_imgEmail Linkedin NewsLocal NewsUp to 100 children carers in LimerickBy admin – August 9, 2012 648 Advertisement Facebook UP to 100 Limerick children under the age of 15,  are carers for a relative. An estimated 60 children are acting as carers in county Clare. Caring for Carers, the organisation which represents 109 carers’ groups across the country, has identified 4,288 carers under the age of 15 nationally, using the latest figures from the Census. Of these, statistics suggest that around 100 are based in Limerick city and county. Mary McMahon, CEO of Caring for Carers says this is the likely figure but stressed that the objective is to identify them as individuals so they can be offered support.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The problem is that they are not always visible because they often don’t think of themselves as carers,” Mary told the Limerick Post.“We have raised the issue with the schools because teachers may become aware of them. If students seem to be under pressure, maybe they are falling behind in schoolwork because they are tired or because of pressures at home”.Pointing out that in neighbouring Clare where the organisation has its headquarters, there are 60 children in this position, she welcomed the new National Carers Strategy.“As far back as 1988 the Department of Health expressed its desire to enable older people to live with dignity and to be cared for as long as possible in their own homes and 24 years on, the Government has produced a strategy that we feel provides the framework,” she said. However, Renee Geary of the Limerick branch of Caring for Carers, said that while the evidence is there in the census, her group has not encountered carers in the  age group of under 15 .According to the care group, the youngsters may simply be taking on more housework because there is a disabled or elderly person in the home or they may have a bigger share of duties – for instance, if the person in need of care is a parent who requires bathing or feeding. “There are a lot of people who don’t identify as carers because they are caring for a family member or a spouse. They just see it as being their duty,” concluded Renee.  center_img Twitter WhatsApp Print Previous articleEleven deaths on farms this year lead to call for vigilanceNext articleMayor asked to take 50% cut adminlast_img read more