Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal News Service] U.K. government plans to enable same-sex couples to have a civil marriage have come under attack by the Church of England, which says that “such a move would alter the intrinsic nature of marriage as the union of a man and a woman.”The church’s comments were made in a submission to a government consultation on same-sex marriage, which was launched in March and closes on June 14.The consultation said that it plans to “enable all couples, regardless of their gender, to have a civil marriage ceremony.” The government has acknowledged that it intends to introduce same-sex civil marriage by the next general election in 2015.Civil partnerships were legalized in the United Kingdom by the Civil Partnership Act of 2004, which became law in December 2005. The Church of England currently makes no provisions for civil partnership ceremonies in its churches, although some clergy are believed to perform same-sex blessings at their discretion.The government intends to retain the option of civil partnerships for same-sex couples, including the ability to have a civil partnership registered on religious premises, but it says it would make no changes to religious marriages. “This will continue to only be legally possible between a man and a woman,” its report states.The church’s submission, which is unsigned but reportedly drafted by members of the House of Bishops and other senior figures in the Church of England, states that marriage “benefits society in many ways, not only by promoting mutuality and fidelity, but also by acknowledging an underlying biological complementarity which includes, for many, the possibility of procreation. The law should not seek to define away the underlying, objective, distinctiveness of men and women.”The Church of England’s marriage liturgy notes: “Marriage is intended by God to be a creative relationship, as his blessing enables husband and wife to love and support each other in good times and in bad, and to share in the care and upbringing of children.”The church’s submission criticizes the government for implying that there are two categories of marriage – civil and religious. “This is to mistake the wedding ceremony for the institution of marriage,” the submission says. “Changing the state’s understanding of marriage will, therefore, change the way marriage is defined for everybody and, despite the government’s assurances to the contrary, will change the nature of marriages solemnized in churches and other places of worship.”The Rev. Colin Coward, director of LGBT advocacy group Changing Attitude, issued a statement June 12 saying that the church’s submission was a “disaster” and that it had been drafted “without consulting those most affected by the proposal – lesbian and gay members of the Church of England.”“The Church of England’s statement and response have achieved headlines which send a message to the nation that Christians are prejudiced against lesbian and gay people and have set out to block moves to equality in marriage and justice for lesbian and gay couples,” he added. “It is a disaster for the mission and evangelism of the church.”Archbishop of York John Sentamu, the Church of England’s second-most-senior cleric, has been outspoken in opposing the government’s plans.In an interview with The Telegraph newspaper earlier this year, he said: “Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. I don’t think it is the role of the state to define what marriage is. It is set in tradition and history and you can’t just [change it] overnight, no matter how powerful you are.“We’ve seen dictators do it in different contexts and I don’t want to redefine very clear social structures that have been in existence for a long time and then overnight the state believes it could go in a particular way.”Roman Catholic bishops in England and Wales also responded to the consultation urging the government not to proceed with the proposals “in the interest of upholding the uniqueness of marriage as a civil institution for the common good of society.”The Methodist Church of Great Britain also has opposed the government’s proposals.Among the religious groups that have supported same-sex marriage are Quakers in Britain, Unitarians and Liberal Judaism.The government has assured religious institutions that they would not be compelled to perform same-sex ceremonies on their premises.But the Church of England states that several major elements of the government’s proposals have not been thought through properly and are not legally sound.“Ministerial assurances that the freedom of the churches and other religious organizations would be safeguarded are, though genuine, of limited value given that once the law was changed the key decisions would be for the domestic and European courts,” the submission states, adding that the consultation exercise is “flawed, conceptually and legally.”Coward argues that many lesbian and gay Anglicans want equal marriage, religious as well as secular, in church “because for us marriage is a spiritual as well as a legal institution which strengthens and enriches both the couple and society.“There is no evidence to support the Anglican hierarchy’s claim that to change the nature of marriage to include same-sex couples will be divisive. The recognition of long-term same-sex relationships has no impact on the institution of marriage for heterosexuals.”About a quarter of weddings in England take place in Church of England churches. According to the church’s website, marriages in the Church of England increased by four percent in 2010 to 54,700. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Reverend Canon Susan Russell says: Submit a Press Release Same-Sex Marriage The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Julian Malakar says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ By ENS staffPosted Jun 12, 2012 June 12, 2012 at 9:11 pm Now that our supposedly learned and liberal ArchBishop of Canterbury (first among ‘equals’) is leaving I was hoping the C of E would come to its senses. Especially since it has not agreed to sign the Anglican Covenant in its current draft. But, alas white male heterosexist patriarchy dominates not only the Anglican Communion but other parts of the communion. ‘Fight the Power’ and realize scripture evolves in its understanding and context. Ughhh. I will continue to sing in the choir and challenge the sunday school to see the history of the Church and its inherent biases since the Apostles. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Human Sexuality, June 12, 2012 at 7:27 pm The CoE’s and other churches’ position on same sex marriage is, as we say in New York City “BULL”. It may even be Papal !!! Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Youth Minister Lorton, VA June 12, 2012 at 11:03 pm Thanks God for opening eyes of Bishops finally in defending original true meaning of marriage between one man and one woman that carries from generation to generation. Denying traditional meaning is equal to denying history. Concept of sexual orientation is modern day invention, therefore it demands a new term for union of same sex. There is no superior or inferior of the word. It is win-win situation. Supporting traditional meaning of marriage does not mean, opposing equal rights of civil partnership of same sex, bigotry, hatred, etc. etc. World recognizes gay man and lesbian woman are different from straight man and woman, why should there not be a different term that expresses long term relationship between same sex? Forceful imposition of state law against faith of believers, violets principle of separation of state and church. John David Spangler says: Marylin Day says: June 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm Please come quickly Christ our Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To even have to debate on an “abomination” in the church is ridiculous. READ scripture and DON’T twist it to mean something it is not. But the “BIBLE” means nothing to those who don’t believe in” ABSOLUTE” truth anyway, even those who are so-called “educated”. I have friends who live an alternative lifestyle and most know that it’s wrong according to scripture and they do it anyway, and I love them anyway, just like Christ. I know what scripture says, and I try my best to follow it, if there is a problem it’s between those who support and live that lifestyle and Christ. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Michael Neal says: Rector Collierville, TN June 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm The only thing that is going to interfere with the “intrinsic state of marriage as a union between a man and a woman” is the man and the woman. They are the worst offenders with their extra curricular activities and living together before taking their vows, not to mention bringing children into the world. A relationship of commitment between two people does not require sexual orientation but, rather, it is a commitment of love, trust, friendship, devotion and fidelity. Sound familiar? If God brings two people together to share their lives and grow old together, so be it. Civil marriages, by the way, also apply to a man and a woman. Since marriage is a God given entity and if He is not invited to share in the ceremony then all you have is a civil union, whether heterosexual or homosexual. The church should bless the union and be done with it, with proper counselling of course . June 13, 2012 at 9:24 am I’m so tired of these accusations around “inclusive” and “exclusive.” My experience in higher education and Church have and continue to show me that those who yell “inclusive” the loudest tend to be the most exclusive – they allow for no other opinion than their own. It is an affront to the notion of “all welcome at the table,” because all are not welcome unless those others capitulate to the already determined conditions made by those who yell “inclusive/inclusion” the loudest.There are legitimate reasons held by some who wish to retain a man-woman definition for “marriage” that have nothing to do with an attempt to exclude anyone. I say this even though I favor same-sex marriage. If we want real “inclusion” (particularly as it might be defined by Jesus and not secular dogma), then we need to quite throwing dispersions at people who disagree with our opinions – and quit being so insecure within ourselves that this kind of childish and short-sighted response is all we get. We cannot have civil conversations that might actually change hearts and minds with those whose opinions differ from our own if this is how we respond. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Church of England criticizes government plans for same-sex marriage Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Judith Wood says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Comments are closed. Comments (12) Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA June 13, 2012 at 6:45 am All the more reason for not adopting the Anglican Covenant! Bob Griffith says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY June 12, 2012 at 6:07 pm It is sad to see bigotry against homosexuals robed in religious prevarications as done by the Church of England in its submission on same-sex marriage. We have only to think of the abuse of homosexual people over the centuries and most especially during the Holocaust to understand that the time has arrived to end this campaign of discrimination, torture, and murder now. For the Church of England to inform the Civil Authority that it cannot adjust the civil law in favor of integrating the “least of these” into our society for trumped-up religious reasons is humiliating and wrong. I hope the Bishops in their wisdom will see fit to repent of their bad witness to the faith we share and rethink their submission. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC June 13, 2012 at 10:38 am It is not the “position” of the bishops with respect to marriage that bothers me. Everyone has his or her opinion on the subject that is unlikely to change. It’s the rationalization, the justification for the belief, which reveals the increasing narcissism found in the church at large. There is no way that any human law, any human oppression, any human-declared justification will ever change anything that is “intrinsic.” The glaring lack of understanding for the human psyche and the overstatement of one human’s ability to state the value of another in God’s eyes is not only frightening, but flies in the face of the “inherent” uniqueness of every human’s relationship with God. Enough pontification about your authority over the authenticity or “rightness” of another’s relationship! If you hate same-sex marriage, don’t marry someone of the same gender and leave others alone. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC June 12, 2012 at 6:46 pm There seems to be some distress within the Church of England about this “submission.” It is unclear who is responsible for it — apparently not the House of Bishops or the General Synod — and what authority it has. There is considerable dissent about it in the Church of England — see, for example,http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2012/jun/12/church-of-england-gay-marriageandhttp://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/archives/005533.html#commentsIt remains to be seen how all this will develop. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tod Roulette says: Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Vally Sharpe says: Anglican Communion, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL June 12, 2012 at 9:07 pm Why does the C of E want to continue to be an “exclusive” church which does not allow all members the same benefits? Please join us in the 21st century! Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Fred Horton says: The Rev. Canon Richard P. McDonnell, D.Min. says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI John Speller says: June 12, 2012 at 6:50 pm Three quick takes on a Busy Tuesday:1- By this argument, same-sex couples change the nature of marriage the same way the ordination of women change the nature of priesthood.2 – You’ve got to love an “unsigned report” which was “reportedly drafted by senior officials” speaking for the Whole Church. Thank God for the Tea in the Boston Harbor!3 – Three cheers for the First Amendment. Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL
Save this picture!© Alex Naroditsky+ 35 Share Korea, Republic of Year: Photographs Area: 1200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797167/ld-2-country-house-dnk-ag Clipboard Projects LD 2 Country House / DNK AgSave this projectSaveLD 2 Country House / DNK Ag ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797167/ld-2-country-house-dnk-ag Clipboard Photographs: Alex Naroditsky Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily LD 2 Country House / DNK Ag 2012 Architects: DNK Ag Area Area of this architecture project Houses “COPY” CopyHouses•Korea, Republic of Manufacturers: Vibia, Duravit, Modular Lighting Instruments, Moroso, Siematic, MeritaliaArchitects:Daniil Lorenz, Natalia Sidorova, Konstantin Khodnev, Ilya Prezhezhetsky, Elena Serebrova, Maria Kochurkina, Nadezhda Kulikova, Alexander Ivanov, Alexander Krokhin, Andrei TaranukhaEngineers:DMEGeneral Constructor:Alexander NeyArchitect In Charge:Daniil Lorenz, Natalia Sidorova, Konstantin KhodnevCountry:Korea, Republic ofMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alex NaroditskyRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. The house and surrounding landscape form one strong unit. The terrace overhangs the artificial pond. Garage and maintenance building are designed as a hill with a green roof park above. The hill also conceals house and the terrace from the road. All the inner house facades are made from water resistant and super strong merbau wood. The outer contour is of grey Jura limestone. Windows are equipped with sliding wooden jalousie screen. They allow light through and at the same time give sense of privacy. The interior is in the same color scheme as the facade: red wooden and grey-beige stone shades. The architects developed interior and construction elements, starting from the door knobs to sculptured staircase. The upper skylights open the interior to sun beams.Save this picture!© Alex NaroditskySave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Alex NaroditskyProject gallerySee allShow lessTerwagne / FORMaSelected Projects7 Slope Studios / NAN ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDNK AgOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRussiaPublished on November 05, 2016Cite: “LD 2 Country House / DNK Ag” 05 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” Lead Architects: 2017 Architects: Studio MIOLK Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Year: Ants House / Studio MIOLKSave this projectSaveAnts House / Studio MIOLKSave this picture!© Laurian Ghinitoiu+ 24Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyHouses•Iași, Romania Photographs Area: 170 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Laurian GhinitoiuText description provided by the architects. Ants House is a one-family home in Iasi, Romania, which proposes experimenting with a new way of living together. In a rigid and relatively small volume, the house shows the spatial richness that results from careful work with space.Save this picture!© Laurian GhinitoiuRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesSculpted in a compact form, with a footprint of 8m x 8m and a 160 sqm surface, the interior spaces take up the slope of the land and work with the half-tiers.Beneficiaries are a sociable family, with great dearness for urban and comfortable outdoor spaces. The house treats the interior as an urban space, where the living area becomes an intimate square.Save this picture!© Laurian GhinitoiuIt receives the light from the top and the windows of the night spaces, which are assimilated to some houses on the slope, oriented towards it. The internal staircase is a trembling amphladage that links several points.Save this picture!© Laurian GhinitoiuSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Laurian GhinitoiuProject gallerySee allShow lessSelgascano + FRPO Design Inflatable Canopy for Spain’s EXPO 2020 National PavilionArchitecture NewsStadium Sastre / Baito ArchitectesSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902201/ants-house-studio-miolk Clipboard Collaborators:Ramona Costea, Tiberiu Teodor-Stanciu, Ancuța Costandache, Daniel Miroțoi, Oana Păsălău, Andreea RaduCity:IașiCountry:RomaniaMore SpecsLess Specs Houses Adriana Gheorghiescu, Alexandra Berdan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902201/ants-house-studio-miolk Clipboard Romania Ants House / Studio MIOLK Projects Photographs: Laurian Ghinitoiu CopyAbout this officeStudio MIOLKOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIașiRomaniaPublished on October 02, 2018Cite: “Ants House / Studio MIOLK” 02 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 23 January 2002 | News Burnett Associates Group, Patrick McCurry looks at what is involved in setting up a consultancy that serves the voluntary sector.In the wake of the winding up of voluntary sector agency Burnett Associates Group, Patrick McCurry looks at what is involved in setting up a consultancy that serves the voluntary sector.Read Tips for would-be charity consultants by Patrick McCurry at SocietyGuardian. Advertisement 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis How to set up as a charity consultant About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
A two-week radio advertising campaign is calling on employees in Wales and Manchester to give through their payroll.This new campaign aims to increase the number of employees signed up to Payroll Giving across the regions. Tina Steele, Project Manager of the Payroll Giving Grants Programme, said: “We are consciously targeting employees rather than their employers with this advert as part of an ongoing, diversified communications strategy to attract all relevant audiences to the scheme.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 11 July 2005 | News Tagged with: Individual giving Payroll giving promoted with pilot radio campaign AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The radio advert is being aired on Red Dragon FM and Capital Gold (Manchester) over the next 2 weeks. If the adverts prove successful, they will be rolled out to some of the most popular regional radio stations across all areas of the UK.Co-ordinated by the Payroll Giving Grants programme, the advert highlights the new incentives available for employers and employees that sign up. The grants programme rewards SME employers for making payroll giving available to staff with a cash payout of up to £500. It also matches the first £10 donated by each of their employees, every month, for a period of six months. The Payroll Giving Grants programme, a Home Office funded initiative, is administered and promoted by the Institute of Fundraising and Business in the Community. Any employer, large or small, can sign up to Payroll Giving and any employee can give through the scheme, but the Grants programme is limited to employers with fewer than 500 staff and set up a Payroll Giving scheme before the end of December 2006. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Howard Lake | 26 August 2007 | News Tagged with: Trading 39 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. T-Mobile offers mobile phone recycling to benefit charities How can charities take advantage of this scheme? Michael Webb, writing in NFP TECHNO, suggested: “how about mailing your supporters and asking them to recycle an old phone in your name?” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Mobile telecoms operator T-Mobile has partnered with Fonebak to encourage poeple to recycling their old or unused mobile phones. Such phones can be worth up to £80 and Fonebak will pay this to a nominated individual or a charity of the sender’s choice.To recycle a mobile phone you can pick up a freepost recycling bag at a T-Mobile shop. Purchasers of a new phone will receive one automatically.“Anyone can put their old phone in our freepost bag and reduce waste and make money, either for charity or themselves,” said Jim Hyde, CEO of T-Mobile UK Advertisement
June 8, 2021 Find out more News Organisation June 7, 2021 Find out more RSF_en September 1, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Policeman investigating journalist’s murder is himself gunned down Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says News Europe – Central Asia News June 4, 2021 Find out more Slavoljub Scekic, deputy chief of the Montenegro criminal investigation police and head of the team investigating the murder of journalist Dusko Jovanovic, was himself gunned down at around 1 a.m. on 30 August outside his home in the capital of Podgorica. The editor of the opposition daily Dan, Jovanovic was murdered on 27 May in still unclear circumstances. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Europe – Central Asia News ——————————————————–27 May 2005 Call for assurances about thoroughness of murder inquiry one year after the killing of Dusko Jovanovic Reporters Without Borders called for guarantees about the seriousness of the murder investigation after the arrest in Belgrade on 20 May of Vuk Vulevic, handed over to Montenegrin police on 23 May and charged with the murder of Dusko Jovanovic, managing editor of opposition daily Dan.”The arrest of a second suspect one year almost to the day after the murder of Dusko Jovanovic, is a step forward in the investigation but we wonder about its thoroughness,” the organisation said.The suspect who has just been arrested was detained right at the start of the investigation before being released soon afterwards. As a result we urge the interior minister, Dragan Djurovic, to offer us assurances that a thorough and fair investigation is under way, and not ruling out the lead of the journalist’s work.””We expect the authorities to prove the guilt of the two charged in the case and to pursue the investigation until they find the instigators,” said Reporters Without Borders.Serbian police arrested Vuk Vulevic, wanted by Interpol for trafficking 200 kilos of cocaine from Venezuela, in a Belgrade café on 20 May 2005. The Montenegro national from Berane is suspected of being one of a group of armed men who fired automatic weapons at Dusko Jovanovic, on 28 May 2004, as the journalist returned to his vehicle parked close to the Dan office in Podgorica. The arrested suspect was incriminated by a DNA sample that police took from inside the killers’ car and from the murder weapon. The results of this test showed that the suspect was in the car in the company of Damir Mandic, key mafia figure in Serbia-Montenegro and charged with the journalist’s murder on 4 October 2004. He is suspected of being the driver of the car used by Janovic’s killers.The journalist’s work is seen as the most likely motive for the crime. He managed a pro-opposition and pro-People’s Socialist Party daily newspaper that supported the former president of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic. He was known for his cutting criticism of the powerful prime minister of Montenegro, Milo Djukanovic. According to the Dan editorial team, the editor had received a number of death threats which could have come from criminal groups linked to the Montenegro authorities. Over 600 people gathered at the spot where unknown assailants fatally shot Jovanovic in May 2004. Serbian police arrested Vuk Vulevic, wanted by Interpol for trafficking 200 kilos of cocaine from Venezuela, in a Belgrade café on 20 May 2005.”We expect the authorities to prove the guilt of the two charged in the case and to pursue the investigation until they find the instigators,” said Reporters Without Borders. to go further Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia
Receive email alerts The Islamic Republic of Iran holds the world record for the number of imprisoned women journalists. 10.09.2019 – 72-year jail terms for four student journalists Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has learned that Saeed Malekpour, an Iranian blogger and website designer who had been detained in Iran for the past 11 years, managed to leave the country while on a furlough from prison and return to Canada, where he has permanent resident status. He returned on 3 August. More and more Iranian prisoners, including journalists, are risking their lives by going on hunger strike to protest against the conditions and mistreatment to which they are subjected in prison, or to demand proper medical care. News Help by sharing this information The same appeal court also upheld a prison sentence for Marzieh Amiri, a journalist with the daily newspaper Shargh, but reduced her sentence from 10 years in prison and 148 lashes to 5 years in prison. Amiri was arrested in Tehran in 1 May after covering a demonstration outside parliament. She and the other four journalists were released on 26 October pending the appeal court’s decision. They did not attend the appeal hearing and the court’s decision was sent to their lawyers. 24.01.2019 – Two citizen-journalists releasedReporters Without Borders (RSF) has learned that two citizen-journalists, Alireza Tavakoli and Mohammad Mehdi Zaman Zadeh, were released conditionally on 18 and 20 January respectively on completing half of their five-year jail sentences.Arrested in September 2016, they were originally sentenced to 12 years in prison in April 2017 on charges of “insulting [Supreme Leader] Ali Khamenei and Ruhollah Khomeini, the Islamic Republic’s founder,” “insulting what is most sacred in Islam” and anti-government propaganda.These sentences were later reduced to five years in prison on appeal. And finally, on the occasion of the Iranian New Year (March 2018), the five-year sentences were reduced to two and a half years under article 134 of the New Islamic Penal Code, according to which those convicted of several crimes serve only the sentence for the most serious charge.————22.01.2019 – Another member of the student newspaper Game arrestedReporters Without Borders (RSF) has learned that another member of the student newspaper Game, civil society activist Amir Amirgholi, was arrested at the same time as two colleagues (see the 15 January post below), but his arrest was not confirmed officially at the time. His Twitter et WhatsApp accounts remained active for more than 48 hours, until his father reported that “intelligence ministry agents” were using them. His family does not know where or why he is being held.Iranian state TV broadcast a “documentary” on 19 January in which several activists and workers, who had been arrested in connection with the Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane company strike, confessed to being in contact with opposition communist parties abroad. Broadcast on prime time on Channel 2, which is reputed to be an intelligence agency mouthpiece, the broadcast also showed a meeting of the staff of Game, calling it a “subversive group.”Two people who were freed provisionally after been arrested in connection with the strike, the activist Sepideh Gholian and the worker Esmail Bakhshi, reported on social networks several days before this broadcast that they had been tortured. The authorities issued formal denials and intelligence ministry agents re-arrested them the day after the broadcast. Their torture claims have meanwhile prompted an outcry and a “I was also tortured” campaign on social networks. Several other former detainees have also now reported being tortured in detention.———–16.01.2019 – Persecution of Narges Mohammadi continues ———-03.09.2019 – Jailed photographer’s sister arrested 28.10.2019 – Four journalists released provisionally RSF_en Ali Mlihi, a journalist the Seda and the monthly Indisheh Poya, was arrested the next day by agents from the prosecutor’s office for media and culture after he reported in a tweet that Seda had been suspended for “warning of the danger of war and the need to negotiate.” He was released pending trial after being held for several hours and paying bail. ———- 25.11.2019 – Iranian freelance journalist arrested for tweet 10.12.2019 – Mohammad Mosaed released on bailReporters Without Borders (RSF) has learned that Mohammad Mosaed, was released on bail on 17 december, pending trial. He was arrested on 17 November for nothing more than a tweet. ———- Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has learned that Assal Mohammadi, a citizen-journalist who was arrested at her Tehran home on 4 December, has been released provisionally. After payment of bail, she was freed on 5 January pending trial. A student at the Islamic Azad University and member of the editorial board of the student newspaper Game, she was arrested after writing about strikes by workers at the Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane company, who demonstrated for 20 days outside the office of the governor of the southern district of Shush to demand more wages. One of them, Mostafa Abdi, a journalist with the Sufi website Majzooban Noor, sustained a facial injury. The other, Reza Sigarchie, suffered a nose fracture. This happened two days after a political prisoner, Alireza Shirmohammad-Ali, was stabbed to death by two ordinary inmates in Greater Tehran prison. The Iranian authorities refuse to recognize political prisoners as such. ———- Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the latest arrest of Abdol Reza Davari, who used to run the newspaper Shahrvand and the government news agency Irna and was former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s press adviser. He was arrested on 17 November, a few hours after posting a tweet about the massive protests in Iran. Active on social networks, he was previously detained from May 2017 to September 2018, serving 15 months of a three-year jail sentence for “insulting” the Supreme Leader. There is so far no official word on the reason for his latest arrest and where he is being held.———– 23.10.2019 – Journalist sent back to prison in Khorramabad Follow the news on Iran ———-13.06.2019 – Weekly suspended, journalist arrested to go further RSF is particularly concerned about the health of three of them who began a hunger strike a month ago in protest against the inhuman and degrading treatment inflicted on them by prison and judicial officials. They are Soheil Arabi, the recipient of the 2017 RSF Press Freedom Prize in the citizen-journalist category, and two members of the editorial staff of the student newspaper Game, Amir Hossein Mohammadi Far and Sanaz Allahyari. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arrests of two journalists – Kayvan Samimi Behbahani, the editor of the monthly Iran Farda, and Marzieh Amiri, a reporter for the daily newspaper Shargh – on 1 May. Soheil Arabi, the recipient of RSF’s 2017 Press Freedom Prize in the citizen-journalist category, ended his hunger strike after being moved back to Evin prison on 28 July from the notorious Greater Tehran Prison, 30 km south of the capital, where he had been subjected to repeated physical violence. He had been transferred to Greater Tehran Prison in February 2018. His mother, Farangis Mazloom, who was arrested on 22 July, is currently being held in Evin prison’s Security Section 209, his family say. The grounds for her arrest are still not known. RSF has also learned that Mohammad Hossien Hidari, the editor of Dolat e Bahar news website, was released on 21 March after serving a one-year prison sentence. Linked to the political current that supports the controversial former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he was arrested on 22 May 2018 and was convicted of anti-government propaganda.———– 08.12.2019 – Detained journalists moved to provincial prisons The Tehran prosecutor’s office for media and culture suspended the pro-reform weekly Seda (“The Voice” in Persian) on 11 May. Officials gave no grounds for the decision and a phone call was used to notify the weekly. The latest issue’s front-page story was about the tension between Iran and the United States, described as a “choice between war and peace,” and the possible options for negotiation, which the regime does not accept. The spokesperson of Iran’s banned Centre for Human Rights Defenders, Mohammadi has been held since 5 May 2015 and has been sentenced to a total of 16 years in prison on several charges, although she is officially supposed to serve “only” ten of these years, according to a law adopted in the summer of 2015 under which those convicted of several crimes serve only the sentence for the most serious charge. December 18, 2019 Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2019 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by a Tehran appeal court’s decision to uphold prison sentences for four journalists with the student newspaper Game – Amir Hossein Mohammadi Far, Sanaz Allahyari, Amir Amirghol and Assal Mohammadi, – even if the court reduced the length of the jail terms from 18 to 5 years for each journalist – for a combined total of 20 years. They were arrested in January 2019 in connection with her coverage of a strike for more pay by Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane company workers who staged a three-week protest outside the governor’s office in the southern district of Shush. The 18-year jail sentences were passed by a Tehran revolutionary court in September. ———- 03.07.2019 – Three citizen-journalists on hunger strike Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the conditions in which many arbitrarily detained journalists and citizen-journalists are being held in Iranian prisons. Many are being denied medical care despite being ill or despite being badly affected physically and psychologically by their imprisonment. June 9, 2021 Find out more 16.05.2019 – Raid on monthly Iran Farda 07.01.2019 – Citizen-journalist released pending trial The four journalists have been held since January 2019, when they were arrested for covering strikes and protests by workers at the Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane company, who demonstrated for 20 days outside the office of the governor of the southern district of Shush to demand more wages. An employee of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the London-based charitable arm of the Thomson Reuters news agency, Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested while visiting her family in Tehran in April 2016 and was sentenced to five years in prison in September 2016. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the 18-year prison sentences that a Tehran revolutionary court has passed on four members of the editorial board of the student newspaper Game on charges of anti-government propaganda, “meeting and plotting against the government,” disturbing public order and insulting government officials. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arrest of Mosaed, who resigned from his position as a business reporter with the daily Shargh eight months ago in order “to work freely to combat corruption.” As with most of the people arrested in connection with the protests, the authorities have not yet said why he was arrested or where he is being held. He nonetheless managed to make a short phone call to his family to tell them he had been detained. His Twitter account has been inaccessible since his arrest. Malekpour was held incommunicado for more than a year after being arrested while visiting his family in Iran in 2008. He was sentenced to death in November 2010 on a charge of creating “pornographic” websites and “insulting Islam’s sacred principles,” because he had created a photo-sharing app that was used without his knowledge to transmit pornographic images. His sentence was commuted to life imprisonment in 2016. ———– Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 ———-16.07.2019 – Blogger freed after serving ten-year jail term ———- Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns these transfers, which constitute an additional way of persecuting journalists and their families and violate article 513, which says, “prisoners are detained in the place where they were arrested and convicted.” News Organisation The journalists sentenced to a combined total of 72 years in prison are Sanaz Allahyari and her husband Amir Hossein Mohammadi Far, Assal Mohammadi and Amir Amirgholi. Their lawyers have condemned these extremely harsh sentences and have announced that they are appealing. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arrest of Moloud Hajizadeh, a journalist specializing in women’s rights. She was arrested on 15 July after receiving a summons from prosecutors. According to relatives, she had been summoned and questioned by Revolutionary Guard intelligence officers several times recently. Her family has yet to learn the grounds for her arrest. She was previously arrested during an International Women’s Day demonstration in March 2018. The regime has launched a wave of arrests of women’s rights activists in response to an increase in protests in recent months against the obligation to wear the hijab (headscarf). At last ten women have been arrested in Tehran in the past few months.——— Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists ———- ———– ———- ———–6.05.2019 – Two journalists arrested arbitrarily on May Day February 25, 2021 Find out more Many detained journalists and citizen-journalists have been transferred in recent days from Tehran to provincial prisons. They include Kasra Nouri and Saleholldin Moradi, who worked for the Sufi news website Majzooban Noor. Along with other detained members of the Gonabadi dervish religious community, they have been transferred to Adel Abad prison in Shiraz, 900 km south of Tehran. Several of them have been on hunger strike for the past month in protest against prison conditions. IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesReligious intoleranceOnline freedomsMedia independence CorruptionImprisonedWomenImpunityInternetCitizen-journalistsPredatorsViolence Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has learned that Kayvan Samimi Behbahani, the editor of the monthly newspaper Iran Farda, was released on bail on 17 June pending trial. He had been held since his arrest during a demonstration organized by independent labour unions outside parliament on 1 May. IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesReligious intoleranceOnline freedomsMedia independence CorruptionImprisonedWomenImpunityInternetCitizen-journalistsPredatorsViolence Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has learned that Yulia Yuzik, the Russian journalist arrested last week in Iran, has been released and flew back to Russia today. This was revealed by the Russian embassy in Tehran. Russian media confirmed her arrival in Moscow on a flight from Tehran. Revolutionary Guards arrested her on 2 October for alleged spying, although Iranian officials later said she was being held because of a “visa problem.” After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists ———- editor of the Paineveste blog, received for her revelations about the lack of justice within the Iranian judicial system and her criticism of its chief, Sadegh Amoli Larijan. Passed on 1 December 2018 at the end of a trial behind closed doors, the sentence includes a ban on joining political groups, a ban on any online or media activity, and a ban on leaving the country after she has completed the jail term. She was arrested on being discharged from hospital on 25 June 2018 and has been held in isolation and denied her basic rights ever since. March 18, 2021 Find out more Ministry of intelligence agents searched the headquarters of the monthly Iran Farda on 12 May, confiscating computers, data storage devices and files. Iran Farda’s editor, Kayvan Samimi Behbahani, has been detained since 1 May, when he was arrested during a demonstration organized by independent labour unions outside parliament. It is not known where or why Behbahani and Marzieh Amiri, a journalist arrested the same day (see the 6 May report below), are being held. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) points out that arbitrary detention in a secret location constitutes a flagrant breach of article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and articles 9 and 11 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. It also violates articles 32 and 39 of the Iranian constitution. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has meanwhile also learned that Moloud Hajizadeh, a freelance journalist specializing in women’s rights who was arrested on 15 July after receiving a summons from prosecutors, was released on bail three days later pending trial. 27.08.2019 – Saeed Malekpour back in Canada 15.07.2019 – Journalist specializing in women’s rights arrested News As 200 Iranian film and theatre intellectuals and performers published a joint open letter yesterday calling for jailed photojournalist Noushin Jafari’s release, Jafari’s’s sister, Sharzad Jafari, was arrested by Revolutionary Guard intelligence agents in civilian dress. She had been threatened for posting information about her sister’s plight on social networks. A photojournalist specializing in cover the film and theatre world, Noushin Jafari has been detained since 3 August. ———- Both journalists are still being held in Security Section 209 of Tehran’s Evin prison although many of the protesters arrested on 1 May have since been bailed and although a request was made for Samimi Behbahani’s release on bail. 05.11.2019 – Game journalist released conditionallyReporters Without Borders (RSF) has learned that Assal Mohammadi, a member of the student newspaper Game’s editorial board, was released on bail on 1 November pending an appeal court hearing. After her original arrest in December 2018 in connection with her coverage of a strike for more pay by Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane company workers, she was freed on bail of 400 million toman (10,000 euros) that was subsequently increased to 1 billion toman (212,000 euros). A Tehran court ordered her re-arrest in early August, following which she, three other Game journalists and several labour activists were all given long jail terms in connection with the strike.———– 20.11.2019 – Arrest of journalist linked to former President Ahmadinejad Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has learned that Sakhi Righi, a blogger who kept a blog called Balochistan-s, was finally released on 11 July after servinga ten-year jail sentence. Arrested on 18 June 2009 in Zahedan, his home town in the far east of Iran, he was initially sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of “publishing false information” and “activities against national security.” The jail term was eventually reduced to ten years under article 134 of the new Islamic penal code, under which a person convicted on several criminal charges serves only the longest sentence. For more than nine years, he was held in appalling conditions in Karon prison, in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, 1,600 km from his home town. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the unrelenting manner in which the Iranian judicial system and the authorities in Tehran’s Evin prison continue to persecute the 46-year-old journalist and human rights activist Narges Mohammadi. She and one of her fellow detainees, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (who has British and Iranian dual citizenship) began a hunger strike on 14 January in protest against the way they are denied proper medical attention. Mohammadi has been allowed no phone calls ever since announcing the planned hunger strike two weeks ago, including her weekly phone calls with her children, who live in exile in France with their father. “Hello free world! I used 42 different proxies to write this. Millions of Iranians don’t have Internet. Can you hear us?” Freelance journalist Mohammad Mosaed was arrested for posting this tweet a few hours after the Internet was disconnected in Iran on 16 November, and for naming journalists who had agreed to use the government-provided Internet without referring to the current wave of protests. ———– ———-14.05.2019 – Hengameh Shahidi’s long jail term upheld on appeal ———— ——————-Iran is one of the world’s five biggest prisons for journalists and citizen-journalists, according to RSF’s 2018 round-up. For more information : RSF writes to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights about journalists detained in Iran———— Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has learned that four journalists were released provisionally on 26 October. They were Marzieh Amiri, a journalist with the newspaper Shargh, and three members of the student newspaper Game’s editorial board – Amir Hossein Mohammadi Far, Sanaz Allahyari and Amir Amirgholi – who were released pending confirmation of their appeal court hearing. Far, Allahyari and Amirgholi were freed on bail of 1 billion toman (about 900,000 euros), 800 million toman and 1.5 billion toman respectively. Their release follows a series of protest by fellow detainees, some of whom went on hunger strike. The hunger strikers included Sepideh Gholian and Esmail Bakhshi, two activists who, like the three Game journalists, were arrested in connection with a strike by workers at the Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane company. ———- Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns journalist Amin Masouri’s imprisonment in Khorramabad, the capital of Lorestan province, on 23 October. The editor of the weekly Stinging with a pen and the news site Shopi, he was arrested on 16 January and was released on bail a month later pending trial. A local revolutionary court sentenced him to two years in prison on charges of anti-government propaganda and “insulting the Supreme Leader.” Samimi Behbahani, who also heads a press freedom association, was arrested by security and intelligence agents during a demonstration organized by independent labour unions outside the parliament building in Tehran. Amiri was arrested while she was reporting outside the intelligence police station on Tehran’s Vozara Avenue. 17.06.2019 – Photojournalist arrested in southern province Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has learned that Milad Bahri, a photojournalist arrested on 15 May in Shadegan, in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, was transferred on 3 June to Sheiban prison in Ahvaz, the provincial capital. After his arrest by intelligence ministry agents, Bahri was initially held at the ministry’s detention centre in Shadegan. His family has still not been told why he is being held. According to his family, he had been very active in his coverage of flood-hit areas. Many journalists and citizen-journalists have been arrested since 22 March in connection with the unpreceded flash flooding that hit much of Iran, especially the south.———–03.06.2019 – Massoud Kazami to serve a two-year jail termReporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that Massoud Kazami, a freelance journalist who used to work for the daily newspaper Shargh (see the 22 May 2019 entry below), has been sentenced to a total of four and a half years in prison and a two-year ban on media activity after his release.Kazami was given a two-year jail term for “insulting Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei,” two years for “publishing false information” and six months for “insulting regime officials.” He will have to serve two years under article 134 of the Islamic criminal code, which says that a person convicted on several charges only serves the sentence applied to the most serious one. His lawyer says he has filed an appeal.———–22.05.2019 – Former Shargh reporter arrested Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns journalist Massoud Kazami’s arrest on 22 May after he was tried by a Tehran revolutionary court. According to his lawyer, Ali Mojtahedzadeh, two new charges – anti-government propaganda and “meeting and plotting against the government” – have been brought against him. A former reporter for the daily newspaper Shargh, Kazami often posts tweets criticizing the leaders of the different government factions. Amir Hossein Mohammadi Far, Sanaz Allahyari and Amir Amirgholi, three members of the editorial staff of the student newspaper Game who were arrested in January, are meanwhile still being held pending trial (see the 15 January report below). The three citizen-journalists were transferred to Tehran’s Evin prison on 28 April, but the Evin prosecutor’s office says it has not received their case file from the ministry of intelligence. This is preventing their case from being processed.———– 20.06.2019 – Two journalists attacked in Greater Tehran prisonReporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores the irresponsible attitude of the Iranian authorities towards the safety of imprisoned journalists and citizen-journalists after two citizen-journalists were injured in a fight with ordinary detainees in Greater Tehran prison on 18 June. 10.10.2019 – Iran releases Russian journalist Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a Tehran appeal court’s decision to uphold the sentence of 12 years and nine months in prison that Hengameh Shahidi, a journalist and 01.08.2019 – Soheil Arabi ends hunger strike after prison transfer After being arrested in June 2009, Samimi Behbahani was sentenced in February 2010 to six years in prison on charges of “publishing false information with the aim of confusing public opinion” and “activities against national security.” He was finally released in May 2015. 18.06.2019 – Two journalists released 09.10.2019 – Farangis Mazloom released on bail Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has learned that Farangis Mazloom, the mother of Soheil Arabi, the winner of the 2017 RSF Press Freedom Prize in the citizen-journalist category, was released on bail on 8 October pending trial. She had been held in isolation in Section 209 of Tehran’s Evin prison, a security section controlled by the intelligence ministry. Although the charges against her have not yet been officially announced, her only crime seems to have been informing the public about the conditions in which her imprisoned son is being held and condemning the inhuman and degrading treatment he has been receiving. News ———-15.01.2019 – Two more student newspaper journalists arrested Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has learned that two citizen-journalists – Amir Hossein Mohammadi Far, the editor of the student newspaper Game, and Sanaz Allahyari, a member of its editorial staff – were arrested at their Tehran homes by intelligence ministry agents on 9 January. There has not yet been any official statement about the reason for their arrest. According to their families, they were taken to the southern city of Ahavaz. RSF has been told that, like fellow Game journalist Assal Mohammadi, they have been arrested for their coverage of strikes by workers at the Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane company, who demonstrated for 20 days outside the office of the governor of the southern district of Shush to demand more wages.———- 18.12.2019 – Five journalists get total of 25 years in prison —————- ————Press freedom violations recounted in real time January (January -December 2018)———-Press freedom violations recounted in real time (January -December 2017)——————–Press freedom violations recounted in real time (January -December 2016)——————– Press freedom violations recounted in real time (January -December 2015)——————-Press freedom violations recounted in real time ( January-December 2014)———————-Press freedom violations recounted in real time ( January-December 2013)—————-Press freedom violations recounted in real time (January-December 2012)———-Press freedom violations recounted in real time (January-December 2011)—–Press freedom violations recounted in real time (July-December 2010) ——–Press freedom violations recounted in real time (January-July 2010)———Press freedom violations recounted in real time (June-December 2009)
NewsHealthChildren admitted to adult psychiatric ward in LimerickBy Bernie English – April 19, 2019 3042 Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNewsuniversity hospital limerick Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Advertisement WhatsApp 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL Facebook Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group Print Linkedin 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR University Hospital LimerickTHE operation of the acute psychiatric unit in University Hospital Limerick (UHL) has been severely criticised by healthcare watchdogs for admitting children to the adult facility.And the Mental Health Commission report states that the children were admitted without giving them access to child advocacy service or making provision to ensure their rights were explained and their voices heard.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Inspectors also found five high-risk areas of non-compliance when they visited the 42-bed ward last November last year and raised concerns over individual care plans, general health, premises, staffing and risk management.The report states that five children had been admitted since a previous inspection in 2017.“Age-appropriate facilities and a programme of activities were not provided, documentation did not support that provisions were in place to ensure that the child’s view was heard, children did not have access to child advocacy services and clinical files did not record that children had their rights explained,” the report says.Inspector of Mental Health Services, Dr Susan Finnerty, said that admitting any child to an adult service should only occur in exceptional circumstances.There was no evidence that patients were consulted about updates and reviews to their personal care plans, according to the report.Inspectors also found the psychiatric ward at UHL to be in a poor state of repair, with cracked glass on one door, damaged flooring, poor ventilation and unfinished paintwork.In a statement to the Limerick Post, a HSE spokesman said “there was significant improvement in compliance with regulations, rules and codes of practice since 2016, when compliance was 42 per cent.In 2018, compliance had risen to 71 per cent. The Inspector of Mental Health Services further acknowledged that three compliances with regulations were rated as excellent”.“While it is acknowledged that the inspection report found five high-risk ratings, this is a reduction from the eight high-risk ratings found in 2016 and the seven found in 2017.“The inspector of Mental Health Services also noted that ‘considerable efforts had been made to ensure the service was compliant with all regulations’.“On each of the five occasions when it was necessary to admit a child to Unit 5B, the child was aged 17 years. Each child was accommodated in a single en-suite bedroom and a Registered Psychiatric Nurse was assigned to the specific care of the child on a 24-hour basis for the duration of their admission.”The children stayed in the adult unit for between two and nine days, and were also under the supervision of CAMH’s and staff worked closely with the family,” the HSE statement added. Previous articleSold out story to Bread Not ProfitsNext articleRed tape slowing turnaround of vacant houses in Limerick Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Email Twitter
Neil Shanahan stands up for his brother Martin with his mum Martina at St Gabriel’s Respite Centre.Photo: Arthur EllisTHE fact that St Gabriel’s Respite House for children with acute, life-limiting conditions remains closed a year after completion was this week blamed on a “totally dysfunctional HSE”.Independent councillor Fergus Kilcoyne had a motion before this Monday’s meeting of the Metropolitan District calling on the Council to ask the incoming government to release funds so the respite house can be opened without delay.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He went onto suggest that until a new government is formed that a letter to that effect should be sent to all political parties.Fianna Fáil councillor Kieran O’Hanlon said it was an “absolute disgrace” that the Mungret-based centre has been “neglected”. It should be a matter of urgency for the next government and he supported the call for funding to be found to open the centre.Fine Gael councillor Daniel Butler said there was a high level of demand for the service and agreed that the state-of-the-art facility needs to be funded as a matter of urgency.“It is the HSE’s decision at the end of the day. Children could be using it and instead, a valuable resource is lying idle,” he said.Labour Party councillor Joe Leddin said it beggared belief that the respite house remains closed one year after its completion. He hit out at the HSE describing it as “totally dysfunctional” and laid blame with the “shambolic management structure at the higher echelons of the HSE”.“China built a hospital in ten days,” he pointed out.Party colleague Elena Secas agreed that the HSE needed to be held accountable and called for members of its management to be invited to answer questions at City Hall.Fianna Fáil councillor James Collins spoke of meeting the families of children with life-limiting conditions at the respite house in the run-up to the General Election to hear their stories. He said the most “heartbreaking” part of the encounter was having to leave the respite house and see its doors closed behind them after the event.“We are not looking at a plan, we are looking at a dream. The building is there.“St Gabriel’s don’t want to take funding away from anyone else. They want the HSE to provide funding so that families whose children have life-limiting illnesses can go for a sleepover so parents can take a break,” he concluded. Linkedin Facebook NewsHealthPoliticsCouncil call for children’s respite house to be openedBy Alan Jacques – February 21, 2020 110 Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleThe Breakdown EP131: Ireland travel to Twickenham to face EnglandNext articleCity councillor calls for an end to online trolling Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Print Email