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Press Freedom Day pardon from president for jailed newspaper editor

first_imgNews Central African RepublicAfrica President François Bozizé marked World Press Freedom Day yesterday by pardoning and releasing Ferdinand Samba, the editor of the daily Le Démocrate, who had been held for more than three months on a charge of libelling the finance minister.The pardon came after the Union of Central African Journalists announced they would refrain from commemorating World Press Freedom Day in protest against the detention of Samba, who was sentenced on 26 January to 10 months in prison and a fine of 1 million CFA francs (1,500 euros).“We hail this gesture by President Bozizé in response to calls from journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “After enduring trying prison conditions for three months, Samba can finally enjoy freedom again, spend time with his family and resume working. He would not have been jailed if the authorities had respected the 2005 law decriminalizing media offences, which require proportionate penalties.”“We now call on the president to take the next logical step and lift the one-year publication ban that was imposed on Le Démocrate. Coming at what is a difficult time economically for the press, this ban could asphyxiate the newspaper and force it to close permanently, depriving the public of a source of news and information.”——27.01.2012 – Dismay over editor’s 10-month jail sentenceReporters Without Borders is appalled by the 10-month jail sentence that a Bangui court passed yesterday on Ferdinand Samba, the editor of the daily Le Démocrate, on a charge of libelling the finance minister, Lt. Col. Sylvain Ndoutingaï, who is President Bozizé’s nephew.The court also ordered Samba to pay 10 million CFA francs (15,000 euros) in damages to Ndoutingaï and a fine of 1 million CFA francs (1,500 euros), and banned Le Démocrate from publishing for one year.“How is it possible that a journalist has been sentenced to a prison term in the Central African Republic, where the 2005 media law decriminalized media offences,” Reporters Without Borders said, calling for Samba’s immediate release. “This sentence is incomprehensible. This is justice at the service of the most powerful, justice that is deaf to calls from journalists for fairer and more appropriate penalties. Such decisions cause serious harm to media freedom in this country. Not only has a journalist been jailed for what he wrote but the population has also been deprived of a newspaper for a year.”Samba was taken into custody on 16 January, four days after the court issued a warrant for his arrest in connection with a series of articles criticising the finance minister that were published in October, November and December. He has been held in Bangui’s Ngaragba prison ever since.In the trial that started on 19 January, he was charged with defaming and insulting the finance minister and “inciting hatred” against him.No newspapers were published on 20 January by members of the Central African Association of Privately-Owned Newspaper Publishers (GEPPIC) in a protest against Samba’s arrest. The association also appealed to the finance minister for a show of leniency.Reporters Without Borders supports the leading independent media journalists who have been voicing solidarity with Samba for the past several days.La Plume publisher Patrick Agoundou, who is currently out of the country, has meanwhile been sentenced in absentia to a year in prison. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.More information about media freedom in the Central African Republic.The Central African Republic is ranked 62nd out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Photo : Ferdinand Samba (Centrafrique Presse Info website) RSF decries arbitrary blocking of two CAR news websites April 6, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information News Central African RepublicAfrica Receive email alertscenter_img January 27, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Press Freedom Day pardon from president for jailed newspaper editor News News Six years on, same unanswered questions about French journalist’s death in CAR Organisation Follow the news on Central African Republic to go further CAR policeman who shot reporter must be punished, RSF says December 13, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Final Call for Submissions for the ENGINE short film scheme

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Print TAGSENGINE Short FilmKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsFinal Call for Submissions for the ENGINE short film schemeBy Meghann Scully – January 25, 2021 63 Twittercenter_img Previous articleWeekly Racing News | Billy Lee at the doubleNext article#Watch: Limerick acts among the future stars at Eurosonic Noorderslag festival Meghann Scully Linkedin WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash ENGINE Short Film Scheme THE countdown is on to the deadline for Engine Short Film Scheme, an ambitious new short film scheme for emerging screen talent based in Limerick, Tipperary and Clare.Run by Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick, Engine Shorts is a partnership between the Local Authorities in Tipperary, Limerick and Clare, and Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The new scheme aims to inspire and support new writers, up-and-coming directors and producers to create inspiring, engaging world-class short films that resonate with a wide international audience.It will also offer the opportunity for emerging local crew to gain real-world experience on funded productions and to receive industry guidance.Shortlisted teams can avail of training to develop their project ideas and up to six teams will be awarded production funding of €12,500 each to produce a short film.To be in with a chance of being selected for this prestigious scheme, all you need to do is submit a ‘Story Outline’ for a 10 minute short film before Friday 29th January.Speaking about the new initiative, Paul C. Ryan, Regional Film manager at Film in Limerick, said, “There has never been a better time for local aspiring filmmakers to step up and break into a career in film & TV.“You don’t need previous experience as a screenwriter to apply for ENGINE Shorts and writers can apply individually and receive support to find a producer and director if shortlisted.“As the biggest short film scheme of its kind in the country, the opportunity is there for the taking and we are excited to work with the next generation of writers, directors and producers in the coming months as they develop and produce six new films in the region.” he said.The six projects will all be filmed in the region, crewed by locally-based talent and offer skills training and career development for all those involved.Visit engineshorts.com to find out more and to apply before Friday 29th January at 12 noon. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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Man missing for 25 years was “kind, generous, and compassionate”, funeral…

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement 24/4/2021 Story David Raleigh. Denis Walsh’s coffin is shouldered by family members into Christ the King Church, in Caherdavin, Limerick, this Saturday, 25 years after he went missing. Photograph Press 22TWENTY-five years after being declared missing, Denis Walsh was finally returned to his loving family who laid him to rest in his native Limerick today.Denis, (23), left his home in Caherdavin, on March 9th, 1996, and his family never saw him again.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Up to last February, when they were visited by gardai with news of Denis’s whereabouts, Mr Walsh’s parents were unaware their son’s partial unidentified remains had been  discovered off Galway Bay, four weeks after he went missing.The remains were held at Galway University College Hospital Mortuary for 18 years, and eventually buried in a communal grave at Bohermore Cemetery in 2014.Mr Walsh’s remains were exhumed last Friday and reinterred in the family’s plot at Castlemungret Cemetery today following his funeral mass held at Christ the King Church, Caherdavin.The family has called for a review of the garda investigations into Denis’s disappearance and recovery of his remains on Inis Mor, on April 7, 1996. Gardai have said as far as they are concerned the case is now closed, and they have no plans to hold a case review.A documentary inquest in which no witnesses will be called, but who will have their statements sworn into the record, is to take place on April 29th.The Walsh family has been told they are not permitted to attend due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, however Denis Walsh’s father, Denis snr, said he has, through his solicitor,  sought permission from the West Galway coroner to attend the inquest, in order to ask questions about why his son’s remains were not identified sooner.Gardai have said the Forenisc Science Laboratory conducted tests of bodily samples taken from Denis’s remains, in July 2008, March 2011, and June 2017 however a match was not found until February this year through “advances” in DNA science.Mr Walsh snr (81) said he is still awaiting a response from gardai as to whether Galway gardai alerted garda stations, particularly Mayorstone garda station in Limerick who handled his son’s missing person’s file, about the discovery of the remains in 1996, and if not, why not.Family friend, Fr Tom Carroll, told mourners: “It has been a long vigil for the Walsh family as they waited for the news of Denis, and we can only begin to imagine your grief and your pain during that time – the fact that this (25-year) vigil was unnecessary, did not help.”“However, we are not here to discuss what happened, we are here instead to remember Denis and to reflect on the wonder and beauty of his time with us,” Fr Carroll added.The priest said Denis would be remembered for his love of animals, poetry, as well as his sporting prowess, which saw him line out for clubs across all codes, including Shannon RFC, Na Piarsaigh GAA, and Caherdavin Celtic.“It’s quiet unique to see people playing those different disciplines but he excelled in all of them,” said Fr Carroll.Denis’s brother Michael Walsh broke down as he paid a loving tribute to his brother who was “kind, compassionate, and liked a good laugh”.24/4/2021 Story David Raleigh. Denis Walsh’s coffin is shouldered by family members from Christ the King Church, in Caherdavin, Limerick, this Saturday, 25 years after he went missing. Photograph Press 22Addressing mourners who listened on speakers outside the church, as well via an online broadcast of the mass, Mr Walsh concluded: “The next time today you have a cup, or a mug, or a glass or a can in front of you – just raise it, and give a moment’s thought to the memories that Denis has left us, of his kind, generous, compassionate soul.” Linkedincenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleHusband of Euromillions winner Dolores McNamara laid to rest in Co ClareNext articleOver €11,000 of Suspected Drugs and Cash Seized in Limerick on April 24, 2021 – Man Arrested David Raleigh Print LimerickNewsMan missing for 25 years was “kind, generous, and compassionate”, funeral toldBy David Raleigh – April 26, 2021 926 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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