Microsoft unveils 10 new phones as it bids to usurp Apple and RIM

first_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap KCS-content Microsoft unveils 10 new phones as it bids to usurp Apple and RIM whatsapp Monday 11 October 2010 9:14 pm Share Show Comments ▼center_img Tags: NULL MICROSOFT has unveiled 10 new Windows Phone 7 powered mobiles as it attempts to catch up with rivals Apple, Google and RIM.Microsoft will supply software to five new HTC phones, two Samsung, two LG and one Dell. The devices will be available with 60 operators in 30 countries. They will hit Europe immediately and the US on 8 November.The move has been seen as a last-ditch effort to break into the lucrative smartphone market after being left behind by its bitter rivals.The software is consumer-focused and integrates with Microsoft’s Xbox and Zune music player. Analysts have been tentatively enthusiastic about the new devices, which have already drawn comparisons with Apple’s all-conquering iPhone.Even Apple-loving Stephen Fry praised the phones yesterday. He said: “I have felt enormous pleasure using this phone. I want biodiversity, the more players there are the more it drives creativity and innovation.” whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Timeslast_img read more

BA union to reballot over strike

first_imgTuesday 22 February 2011 7:41 pm BA union to reballot over strike Tags: NULL The biggest union representing British Airways cabin crew said yesterday it will re-ballot members over strike action saying it feared a recent vote may be invalid. Cabin crew voted last month to hold further strikes in the long-running dispute which has already cost BA £150m. But, BA argued that the ballot, the third held by staff backing industrial action, was unlawful. That led the Electoral Reform Society, the watchdog responsible for overseeing the vote, to qualify its official report, the union said. whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Share whatsapp KCS-content last_img read more

Earth Day Feature: 4 tips for living green when the weather…

first_img TAGSEarth DayLiving Green Previous articleOrange County Sheriff: Beware of fake lottery scamsNext articleBest Buddies: Paired organ donation saves Ed Leerdam’s life Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Earth Day is Saturday, April 22ndAs the weather changes, so does our lifestyle. From grilling to gardening, we’re ready to shake off winter and jump into warm-weather fun. But what about the impact these activities have on the planet? With just a few habit changes, you can limit your environmental impact by reducing waste and energy use in the spring and summer months. And as you change those habits, don’t forget to recycle everything you can, especially batteries.To prep for the warmer months, here are some easy tips to make your spring and summer a little more eco-friendly:Tip 1: Go easy on the AC.Did you know air conditioning accounts for nearly 20 percent of electricity consumption in American homes? That’s as much electricity as is used by the entire continent of Africa! To reduce your system’s carbon footprint, program your AC to reduce output during the day, and increase the set temperature by a few degrees. Bonus: You’ll save money on your energy bills too!Tip 2: Bring your own water bottle.As the weather starts heating up, staying hydrated is more important than ever. Unfortunately, bottled water is a major contributor to landfill waste; Americans throw away more than 60 million plastic water bottles each day. To live greener, be sure to bring your own refillable water bottle.Tip 3: Trade out your charcoal.Barbecues are a favorite warm-weather tradition for many, but most grilling charcoal emits high levels of carbon dioxide when burned. To reduce carbon emissions, swap out your charcoal grill for cleaner-burning propane option. Their carbon footprint is about one-third of standard charcoal.Tip 4: Recycle your batteries.The warmer months bring a return to outdoor activities like gardening. When you head to your local store to buy tools or plants, bring along your used batteries to be recycled. According to Call2Recycle, Inc., 88 percent of people in the U.S. live within 10 miles of a battery recycling location. Drop-off locations include Best Buy, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Sears, Staples, and many other retailers you may already visit regularly, making it easy to recycle on-the-go.Programs like Call2Recycle(R) make it easier than ever to do the right thing by collecting and recycling your batteries. By recycling your batteries, you not only reduce landfill waste, but it also gives batteries a second life as they can be used to make new batteries, kitchen appliances, car parts, and more! To find a recycling location near you, go here. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Shirasu Residence / ARAY Architecture

first_img “COPY” Shirasu Residence / ARAY ArchitectureSave this projectSaveShirasu Residence / ARAY Architecture CopyHouses•Kagoshima, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/450290/shirasu-residence-aray-architecture Clipboard Projects “COPY” Architects: ARAY Architecture Area Area of this architecture project 2013 ArchDaily Shirasu Residence / ARAY Architecture 2013 Area:  143 m² Area:  143 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Japan photographs:  Daici AnoPhotographs:  Daici Ano Save this picture!© Daici AnoText description provided by the architects. The resident did not rely on energy in South Kyushu of high temperature and humidity, and hoped for ecology life with the environment. Save this picture!© Daici AnoThe wind of land is felt, rain water is saved, and it enjoys gardening. It is native life. The site is a residential quarter that extends on a Shirasu plateau near from the Kagoshima City downtown. I then thought native house(eco-house) with the soil (Shirasu) as the material that formed this plateau native by the made Shirasu block.Save this picture!© Daici AnoShirasu has a lot of characteristics in other geological features like fireproof, adiabaticity, the humidity conditioning, thermal storage, and lightness, etc. without. Pressurizing and construction it the technology of a monotonous block in Shirasu for the pavement that had begun to spread in the city was made the best use of, and production with the block for the construction of Shirasu was tried for the first time. To secure material strength, the outside wall block changed mixing Cirrus. It inlaid with the raw ore of Cirrus to improve the adsorption and desorption of moisture to the inner wall block. At the same time, The character of this Shirasu appears as an expression of the memory accumulating to the block. The house where in all outer had been piled up on an inside and outside midair layer double wall became a space wrapped in the soil like the cave in Cirrus.Save this picture!© Daici AnoThis inside and outside midair layer double wall has reduced the thermal loading to the inside. In addition, the inner wall block surrounds like finish in any room of the house, and adjusts the indoor humidity. Therefore, the inside is chilly cool, and warm summer in winter. It is a steady throughout the year thermal environment. It proposed the energy performance of underground resources accumulated in the Shirasu plateau and it proposed the space with a new environmental circulation type to the Shirasu block by reproducing.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessHealthcare Centre in Son Servera / PMMTSelected ProjectsTunnel Monitoring Complex Hausmannstaetten / Dietger Wissounig ArchitektenSelected Projects Share Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/450290/shirasu-residence-aray-architecture Clipboard Save this picture!© Daici Ano+ 16 Share Houses Photographs Year:  CopyAbout this officeARAY ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKagoshimaHousesJapanPublished on November 22, 2013Cite: “Shirasu Residence / ARAY Architecture” 22 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Kelvin House / FMD Architects

first_img Year:  Houses Latrobe Building Service P/L Photographs Kelvin House / FMD Architects CopyAbout this officeFMD ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionMelbourneAustraliaPublished on February 13, 2016Cite: “Kelvin House / FMD Architects” 12 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Australia “COPY” CopyHouses, Extension•Melbourne, Australia Photographs:  Peter Bennetts Structural Engineer: Kelvin House / FMD ArchitectsSave this projectSaveKelvin House / FMD Architects OPS Engineers ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781986/kelvin-house-fmd-architects Clipboard Project Team:Fiona Dunin, Andrew Carija, Alice Edmonds, Caroline Tan, Alan ChaCity:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Peter BennettsRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Text description provided by the architects. The brief was to create refurbish the existing single fronted terrace internally and construct a new deck which maximises access to the north light while providing shade from the western sun.Save this picture!Floor PlanA triangular deck was devised to reorientate toward the north. A planter box was incorporated with vertical screening to the west. The battened screening weaves its way over the face of the box the up the roof structure, embracing and screening the deck.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsInternal spaces were replanned to create a continuous line of spaces with direct views from the front to the rear of the house through the linear passage.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsA large black joinery block defines the transition from the old to new spaces. This block contains the bathroom, laundry, study, shelving and kitchen.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe kitchen then unfolds along the island bench into the triangular forms, reiterating the forms of the deck, establishing a dialogue between the inside and the outside.Project gallerySee allShow lessTartufo Trattoria / YOD GroupSelected ProjectsTianzhu Marketing Center / Tsushima Design StudioSelected Projects Share Architects: FMD Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts+ 14 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781986/kelvin-house-fmd-architects Clipboard 2015 “COPY” Projects Builder: last_img read more

MAN ON THE STREET: What do TCU students want built on campus?

first_imgFacebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Applause for Richard Sherman defending the stress of student athlete life World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook + posts Previous articleTCU Alpha Chi Omega raised awareness by ‘Walking A Mile’Next articleTCU Alumna talks success of owning a local boutique Meagan Thompson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU parking “horror stories”: Students recount their parking difficulties TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Meagan Thompson TCU students respond to what they want built on campus. (Meagan Thompson/TCU360) Linkedincenter_img Meagan Thompsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/meagan-thompson/ printTCU is no stranger to construction projects all over campus, with starting hours a bit earlier than some students may like. I ventured out and asked TCU’s students to flip the script. In this scenario, they would get to choose what they wanted TCU to build on campus – and the answers were not what I expected them to be.While I pulled a rookie move and tried to interview students at 9 a.m., the few, brave and sleepy-eyed souls who took up my question had some creative answers.There you have it — from intramural fields to Chipotle to tree houses, TCU students know how they would expand TCU’s campus. Maybe someone should propose the projects at the next TCU Town Hall? Until then you can read up and  get excited about TCU’s current construction projects here. Meagan Thompsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/meagan-thompson/ Commentary: Dealing with my reflection – Female student athletes and body image ReddIt Meagan is a sports broadcasting major and journalism minor. She is a member of the TCU Swim Team. You can normally find her at any TCU sporting event. Meagan Thompsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/meagan-thompson/ Meagan Thompsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/meagan-thompson/ Out of options: Voters consider third party candidates Twitter TAGSvideo Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Israeli police throw stun grenade at photographer

first_img Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists RSF_en IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence Organisation A police spokesperson said,““media crews had been asked to move away from the area due to concern over loss of life.” The spokesperson added that the police would “continue to permit the journalistic activity of media personnel in Isawiyah.” May 28, 2021 Find out more News The Israeli police obstructed the media’s right to inform when they deliberately threw a stun grenade at one Israeli reporter and arrested another as journalists covered police raids in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Isawiyah in East Jerusalem on the night of 28 August, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said. News During the same police operation in Isawiyah, a Channel 13 crew was ordered to leave the area and then one of them, reporter Yossi Eli, was arrested. He was released half an hour later at the suggestion of a police officer who said: “He’s Israeli. Let him go.” He was nonetheless warned that he would be arrested again if he did not leave the neighbourhood.    News Follow the news on Israel “Deliberately targeting a photographer with a stun grenade – which could have injured him – on the grounds of protecting lives is both absurd and a violation of the right to inform.” RSF’s Middle East desk said, condemning this flagrant obstruction of the media’s work.   Israeli is ranked 88th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Emil Salman, a photographer for the Israeli daily Haaretz, was filming four policemen when, as his video recording clearly shows one of them pointed towards him and another then threw a stun grenade at him, although no other person was anywhere near him at the time. Salman managed to dodge the grenade, which exploded on the ground. ““The police saw that I had a large camera and also had seen me previously,” Salman is quoted as saying in Haaretz’s report on the raids. It was impossible to mistake [the fact] that am a journalist“, he added.  News IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more August 30, 2019 Israeli police throw stun grenade at photographer Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information May 16, 2021 Find out more RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes to go furtherlast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders deeply concerned by the murder of journalist William Soto Cheng

first_img News Reports 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Organisation December 22, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders deeply concerned by the murder of journalist William Soto Cheng Receive email alerts RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America News Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further ColombiaAmericas October 21, 2020 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Colombia TV journalist William Soto Cheng, of the local channel Telemar, was gunned down in the streets of Buenaventura, central west Colombia on 18 December. Reporters Without Borders has called on the authorities to ensure that “the killers and those who ordered the murder are punished”, stressing that “early indications suggest that the murder was linked to the journalist’s work.” Reporters Without Borders has expressed its deep concern over the murder of journalist William Soto Cheng in Buenaventura, central west Colombia.Cheng, 46, who worked for the local television station Telemar was gunned down at point blank range by two men on a motorbike in the streets of the Pacific Ocean port of Buenaventura, close to the station’s offices on 18 December.”Since the early indications suggest the murder was linked to the journalist’s work, we call on you to do your utmost to see that the killers and those who ordered the murder are punished,” said Reporters Without Borders in a letter to the state prosecutor-general Luis Camilo Osorio.He was the 11th journalist to be murdered in Colombia in 2003 and Reporters Without Borders has said it believes that four of the previous ten victims were killed because of their work.”In common with four other journalists murdered in 2003, Cheng had spoken out against corruption or irregularities, implicating local elected officials or members of the security forces,” said the press freedom organisation. In his programme “Litoral Pacífico”, he systematically denounced irregularities apparently committed by local officials and leading figures in the region.He had alleged electoral fraud the day after municipal elections on 26 October, in which he suggested members of the army and the police were implicated.The ballot resulted in the election as mayor of Buenaventura of Saulo Quiñones, of the Colombian Liberal Party. Cheng withdrew his allegations and apologised after he was threatened with legal action.A journalist colleague said that earlier in the year Cheng had alleged embezzlement at the municipal sports institute. One of the managers of the institute had come to blows with him. The same source said that the journalist had recently been threatened and had been thinking of leaving Buenaventura.The four journalists killed in 2003 because of their work were: Luis Eduardo Alfonso (killed 18 March), José Emeterio Rivas (6 April), Guillermo Bravo Vega (28 April), Jaime Rengifo Revero (29 April). News RSF_en RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia ColombiaAmericas last_img read more

Offensive against new-generation media stepped up ahead of today’s demonstrations

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa December 7, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Offensive against new-generation media stepped up ahead of today’s demonstrations News RSF_en Organisation News Follow the news on Iran Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Support the Iranian journalists in dangerMake a donation The Iranian authorities had been stepping up their control of news and information in the past few days, ahead of the demonstrations that took place today, National Students Day. Internet access has been slowed right down or blocked in Tehran and other major cities. SMS messaging and mobile phone connections have been suspended or jammed.At the same time, the accreditation of foreign journalists has been suspended for 72 hours and there has been an increase in cases of journalists being threatened or arrested in the past week. Everything indicates that the authorities carefully prepared and coordinated a strategy to suppress all planned demonstration and make people think the situation has been normalised.“This is the first time that censorship measures affecting all forms of media have been adopted so early, several days ahead of today’s demonstrations, with the aim of preventing the opposition’s attempts to rally its supporters by such means as social networks and mobile phones,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The pretext of maintaining order cannot be used to justify this reinforcement of censorship. It represents a serious violation of the right of Iranians and the international community to be informed.”The Iranian censors targeted the new-generation media with renewed energy. The authorities have responded, blow by blow, to demonstrations in recent months but this is the first time that have acted with so much anticipation:- Internet connections been blocked or slow since 5 December, especially in Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz, making it difficult or impossible to surf the Internet or send emails, several sources in Iran told Reporters Without Borders. One referred ironically to broadband speeds of less than 56Kb (dial-up speed). The Gmail and Yahoo! welcome pages do not display. Access to proxies is haphazard, complicating the use of censorship circumvention methods to access such blocked websites as Twitter, Facebook or YouTube. Mobile phone and SMS service are also suspended or jammed in many parts of the country including Tehran.- Agence France-Presse quoted technicians as saying these problems were the result of a “decision by the authorities” rather than any breakdown in service. The main Internet service providers use the network of the state-owned Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI) owned by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. Despite the existence of privately-owned companies, the state dominates this sector and any instructions it issues are immediately implemented.- Websites that usually relay opposition views such as Ayandenews (www.ayandenews.com) and Mizanews (www.mizanews.com) have been inaccessible for several days.- Farhad Sharfai, a blogger who defends women’s rights, was arrested on 2 December in Khorramabad (link to 5 December release). Another journalist and blogger who is very active within the student movement, Foad Shamss, was also reportedly arrested a few days ago.- The mobile phones of some demonstrators were seized by the security forces today while an as yet undetermined number of persons taking photos or filming the events with their mobile phones were arrested.This exceptionally vigorous offensive against new-generation media has coincided with implementation of the various measures usually applied to the traditional media in anticipation of this kind of event:- The accreditation that journalists working for foreign news media need in order to be able to work on the streets has been suspended for 72 hours in order to prevent them from venturing outside their offices to cover the demonstrations.- Twenty-eight journalists and bloggers are currently detained – Several journalists have been summoned for questioning in various cities in the past few days;- According to the official news agency Irna, four national pro-reform dailies (Etemad-e Melli, Hayateno, Aftab-Yadz and Asrar) received warnings from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance about not publishing statements liable to provoke public order disturbances. The warnings were issued after they published statements by Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani and parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani criticising the government.Today’s demonstrations were held to commemorate the deaths of three students as they were participating in protests against the Shah during a visit by US Vice-President Richard Nixon in 1953, a few months after a US-backed coup against a democratically-elected prime minister. The anniversary has become a symbol of resistance to the Shah and, more broadly, the fight for popular sovereignty.Around 50 journalists and bloggers have fled the country to escape a relentless crackdown since the disputed 12 June presidential election. In view of the scale of this exodus, Reporters Without Borders has launched an appeal for financial support for these journalists and bloggers, who find themselves utterly destitute as they search for a safe refuge. To make a donation: [http://www.rsf.org/spip.php Receive email alerts to go further March 18, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 9, 2021 Find out more News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News IranMiddle East – North Africa February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

The blogger and conscientious objector Maikel Nabil Sanad arrested

first_img Help by sharing this information News March 28, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The blogger and conscientious objector Maikel Nabil Sanad arrested RSF_en center_img Organisation Maikel Nabil Sanad, a blogger and conscientious objector, was arrested by military police during the night. The next day a military court ordered him held for 15 days for investigation. He was facing a possible three-year jail sentence on charges of “insulting the military institution,” publishing false information about it and “disturbing public security.” According to the blogosphere, he was arrested because of a blog entry criticizing the lack of transparency in the armed forces since President Hosni Mubarak’s removal. Sanad has already had two spells in prison, during which he said he was tortured. last_img read more