December 28, 2020 Find out more August 30, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 CBS interpreter’s murder brings toll of journalists and media workers killed since start of war to 200 IraqMiddle East – North Africa News RSF_en The murder of CBS News interpreter Anwar Abbas Lafta brings the number of journalists and media workers killed in Iraq since March 2003 to 200. “This unbearable litany of death must stop, and for that to happen, the Iraqi authorities must at least try to adopt measures to combat violent crime and impunity.” Receive email alerts News Organisation Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay on learning of the murder of Anwar Abbas Lafta, an Iraqi translator and interpreter employed by the US television network CBS News. Lafta’s body was found on 25 August, five days after he was abducted in Baghdad. His death brings the number of journalists and media workers killed in Iraq since the start of the US-led invasion in March 2003 to 200.“We are appalled by this latest murder and by the new overall toll,” the press freedom organisation said. “The number of journalists and media workers killed since the start of 2007 now stands at 49. This unbearable litany of death must stop and for that to happen, the Iraqi authorities must at least try to adopt measures to combat violent crime and impunity. Those who murder journalists in Iraq unfortunately have nothing to fear from the police and judicial authorities.”No war has ever been as deadly for the press. Whether foreigners or Iraqis, journalists are seen as a key targets. Seventy-three per cent of the journalists killed in Iraq have been directly targeted. This is much higher than in previous wars, in which journalists were above all the victims of collateral damage and stray bullets.Iraqi journalists have been among the leading victims of this war. Eighty-eight per cent of the journalists and media workers killed have been Iraqis. They are singled out by armed groups, often because they work for foreign news media. At the same time, they do not get the same protection that visiting foreign correspondents receive.Most of the 200 media fatalities have taken place in Baghdad (110 cases) or near the capital (34 cases). Another 45 cases have taken place in the north of the country, above all in the cities of Mosul and Kirkuk.More journalists are also taken hostage in Iraq than anywhere else in the world. A total of 84 journalists and media workers (64 per cent of them Iraqis) have been kidnapped there in the past four years. Only about half of them have been freed. At least 27 have been the victims of execution-style murders, and 14 are still being held by their abductors.Lafta was kidnapped by a group of 10 gunmen who forced their way into his Baghdad home on 20 August, beat his brother and shot and wounded his sister. Lafta was the only one they took away. CBS News said his abductors contacted the family several times to demand a ransom. The police eventually found his body in the east Baghdad district of Sadr City. News to go further RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Follow the news on Iraq Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” IraqMiddle East – North Africa February 15, 2021 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News Help by sharing this information December 16, 2020 Find out more
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Paris: France Germany and Italy said on Monday they have agreed to draw up a "code of conduct" for charities operating boats in the Mediterranean to rescue migrants crossing from Africa to Europe Representational image Reuters The code would be an attempt to regulate operations in the sea where the Italian coast guard European border patrol forces and NGOs currently operate vessels which pick up stranded migrants Italy has also been pushing for other European countries to open up their ports to rescue ships to share the burden around More than 83000 people have been rescued and brought to Italy so far this year after attempting the crossing from Libya while more than 2160 have died trying the UN and the International Organization for Migration says The three nations’ interior ministers who met on Sunday in Paris also agreed to look into ways to support the coast guard in Libya and help the UN refugee agency to set up more camps in the war-ravaged north African country a statement from the French interior ministry said Their plan to be presented to all 28 members of the EU at the end of the week would also suggest ways of improving the process of returning economic migrants to their countries By: Reuters | Parsi | Published: November 7 2016 2:39 pm The full extent of the injury Edinson Cavani sustained during PSG’s 4-0 win over Rennes is yet to be determined (Source: AP) Top News Paris St Germain claimed a bittersweet 4-0 victory against Stade Rennais on Sunday edging closer to Nice after the leaders suffered their first Ligue 1 defeat but losing talismanic striker Edinson Cavani through injury Champions PSG are third on 26 points behind Monaco who destroyed Nancy 6-0 on Saturday on goal difference but three points behind Nice after the Azureans slumped to a 1-0 defeat at strugglers Caen PSG went ahead thanks to Gelson Fernandes’s own goal and Cavani doubled the tally before the break three minutes before limping off the pitch with an injury Adrien Rabiot and Marco Verratti scored the other two goals after the interval as PSG also hit the woodwork three times in an awe-inspiring display Benoit Costil deflected Cavani’s header on to Fernandes the ball bouncing off the midfielder into the goal after 31 minutes Cavani made it 2-0 in the 42nd minute with a splendid 20-metre lob but was forced to leave the field with a thigh injury being replaced by Jese after scoring his 11th goal in as many league appearances Rabiot put the result beyond doubt in the 67th minute with a long-range effort and Verratti rounded it off with a neat half-volley from inside the box from Hatem Ben Arfa’s cross “We’re getting where the coach wants us to go and it’s paying off everyone is motivated” said captain Thiago Silva referring to Unai Emery who took over from Laurent Blanc during the close season Nice had their first Ligue 1 defeat of the season as Ivan Santini’s first-half penalty secured a 1-0 victory for strugglers Caen on Sunday Despite boasting considerable firepower up front with Alassane Plea Younes Belhanda and Mario Balotelli Nice were unusually toothless Three minutes before the break Malang Sarr lost the ball to Ronny Rodelin who sped into the area where he was brought down by Henrique Dalbert Santini converted the resulting penalty by wrongfooting Nice keeper Yoan Cardinale Nice went close in the 63rd minute when Belhanda’s through ball found Balotelli only for the Italian’s shot to crash against the post The visitors were more aggressive but Caen’s defence held firm to help them escape the relegation zone as they moved up from 18th to 15th on 13 points For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Saubhik Chakrabarti | Published: September 5 2009 12:25 am Related News When the story is bigwhen it plays out for hours but realhard information comes in dribblesnews TV can keep the story on the front-burner and keep coming back to it and get on with other news Hoping this happens figures in the short list of things I want from life that I know are unlikely to happen When Pramod Mahajan was in hospitalthere was at least a hospital for TV crews to stand in front of and provide updates It didntof coursemake for pretty viewing But when even the comfort of stationing news crews at what news TV so fondly calls ground zero is deniedwhich is what happened when the story on YSRs missing helicopter brokenews TV poses a formidable challenge to news consumers How many times can you listen to anchors mentioning Nallamalla forest and Naxals At which point do you flinch when the graphic showing green forest cover comes up on the screen again What do you make of Jayanti Natarajan saying it would be preferable if YSR is in Naxalite custody because then we will know what has happened I meanyou know what shes trying to say but you wonder whether she should have said that at all You wonder whether politicians would have said stuff like this had news TV not had the luxury of hours to fill when the story is not developing What do you make of stories that say YSRs helicopter was not airworthy (CNN-IBN and Times Now) the info comes from an apparently non-updated DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) website but no one seems to have checked with DGCA before running the story How do you respond to CNN-IBN quoting sources declaring YSR is safe Journalistsall of usmake mistakes But some errors are so avoidable that you wonder whether news TV reporters and editors would do themselves a favour if they take a break from a story thats not breaking any more How can you not be baffled when an NDTV anchor asks his co-anchorwith grave ceremonyto explain the search and rescue mission and the latterdespite all the marvels a video wall can provideadds absolutely nothing that wasnt already known It wasnt his fault really; nothing new had happened When you see an Aaj Tak anchor standing in front of a video wall that shows a chopper flying from left to right and an aircraft (ISROs remote sensing plane IAFs Sukhoi) flying from right to leftwhy do you feel a surge of sympathy for the anchor When you see English channels carrying live broadcast of the Andhra finance ministers press conferencethe minister speaking in the vernacularno translation forthcomingyou wonder whether the fact that something is happening at last trumps the necessity of explaining what is happening By Thursday we all knew what had happened There was a ground zero too Butstillso many questions Was it imperative for Times Now to say three times in a short report that body parts are strewn at the crash site And why did CNN-IBNin assessing YSRs careerthink realpolitik was the key Should you use realpolitik in this context And if you use it to mean politics thats practicalnot always clean and not always possessing a moral/ideological corewas YSR the only practitioner What were we getting into Unreal-politikperhaps Notein this respect and in conclusionthat the same CNN-IBN show also told me that Charles Bronson can be an Indian political metaphor [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: November 8 2016 4:37 am The EPCA in its report has pressed for certain imperative directions including strict levy of environment cess on trucks control of dust pollution from construction activities ban on garbage burning and shutting down thermal power plants during winter Top News The Supreme Court will Tuesday hear a batch of PILs demanding immediate measures including bringing back the odd-even rule for vehicles in the capital to tackle the alarming rise in pollution in Delhi-NCR Chief Justice of India T S Thakur asked the registry to list the matter for an urgent hearing after a couple of lawyers along with environmentalist Sunita Narain approached the top court While advocate R K Kapoor sought listing of his fresh PIL on smog lawyer Aparajita Singh requested that the court take up the latest report of the court-appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority for National Capital Region (EPCA) Watch What Else is Making News Singh who has been appointed as an amicus curiae in a PIL filed by environmentalist M C Mehta in 1985 pointed out that the level of particulate matter (PM) 25 was 14 times higher than the standard on November 5 which is both alarming and dangerous for health “This is a level of pollution which is higher than what was recorded during the London smog incident and certainly higher than what has been seen in Delhi ever… This severe smog episode… must be treated as a public health emergency” said Singh assisted by Narain She contended that although the top court passed a string of directives in December last year to ward off the recurrence of dense smog and high pollution during winter no steps were taken on the ground The CJI agreed to hear the case on an urgent basis and said the matter shall be taken up by a three-judge bench presided over by him The EPCA in its report has pressed for certain imperative directions including strict levy of environment cess on trucks control of dust pollution from construction activities ban on garbage burning and shutting down thermal power plants during winter The authority has also favoured bringing back the odd-even rule without any exemption “The Punjab and Haryana governments must take all steps necessary to incentivise and penalise farmers so that burning of crop residues is checked” it added For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AFP | London | Published: August 20 2016 8:49 pm The ICC also said the third umpire will be able to judge a no-ball “within seconds” (Source: Reuters) Top News A system where the third umpire is responsible for the calling of front-foot no-balls will be trialled during the upcoming England-Pakistan one-day series the International Cricket Council announced on Saturday The standing umpire at the bowler’s end is currently responsible for both checking for front-foot no-balls and then adjudicating on whether a batsman is out at the other end all in a matter of seconds This already difficult task has become more complicated in an era where bowlers’ end umpires in fear of being hit by a hard-hit shot stand further back from the crease than ever before The issue became a talking point once again in February when Australia’s Adam Voges then on seven was given not out during a Test against New Zealand in Wellington after what replays showed was an incorrectly called no-ball by English umpire Richard Illingworth Voges went on to score 239 in a match-defining innings In the trial system to be adopted for the five England-Pakistan ODIs from August 24 to September 4 the ICC said the standing umpire will not call any front-foot no balls without the third umpire’s advice unless the side-on cameras are unavailable The ICC also said the third umpire will be able to judge a no-ball “within seconds” of delivery and will communicate a decision to their on-field colleagues by means of a vibrating pager If the pager system breaks down the third umpire will relay his decision to the men in the middle by their standard radio communication system “This trial is being carried out to ascertain if there is a way in which front-foot no-balls can be called more accurately and consistently while also assessing the TV umpire’s workload and identifying the impact it will have on the flow of the game” said ICC umpires and referees manager Adrian Griffith He added: “To ensure that the match officials are thoroughly briefed and trained for this trial the ICC will conduct training sessions with the umpires and match referee in Southampton (the venue for Wednesday’s series opener) on Monday and Tuesday “The results of this technology trial will be shared wit the ICC cricket committee which will advise the ICC on future action” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News 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