Tunisian police attack reporter during demonstration

first_img News Receive email alerts Organisation November 11, 2020 Find out more Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder September 19, 2017 Tunisian police attack reporter during demonstration RSF_en News News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the action of the Tunisian police in attacking and arresting a radio reporter as he covered a demonstration yesterday in the southeastern city of Sfax, and calls for a thorough and impartial investigation with the aim of identifying and prosecuting those responsible. News to go further Help by sharing this information Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ViolenceImprisoned TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ViolenceImprisoned Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists December 26, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Tunisia Although clearly identified as a journalist, Diwan FM reporter Hamdi Souissi was assaulted by a group of policemen while providing live coverage of a sit-in in support of a primary school school-teacher accused by parents of “atheism” and having “a bad influence” on their children. After receiving injuries to the face and shoulder, Souissi was taken to the South Sfax police station, where he was interrogated for more than two hours and his radio equipment was confiscated. “The violence of the attack was unprecedented,” Souissi told RSF. “The police became more aggressive when I identified myself as a journalist. It was as if it was a crime to cover a sit-in.” In the recording of his live coverage of the sit-in, he can be heard to identify himself and the police can be heard insulting him. “There is no justification for using violence against a journalist who is doing his job,” RSF said. “We strongly condemn this attack and we call for a swift investigation that sheds light on an incident that is unacceptable in a democracy.” When RSF phoned interior ministry press officer Yasser Mosbah, he declined to answer any questions. The National Union of Tunisian Journalists reported that the police station’s commander apologized to Souissi after the interior ministry intervened, and that the interior ministry attributed the incident to “confusion.” When Diwan FM editor in chief Mehdi Ben Amor went to collect Souissi from the police station, he and Souissi were subjected to further aggressive police behaviour that was witnessed by a court bailiff. Ben Amor said they would lose no time in filing a complaint. Diwan FM is a general interest radio station based in Sfax. Tunisia is ranked 97th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. November 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Notre Dame Law professor dies at 58

first_imgJohn Copeland Nagle, the John N. Matthews Professor of Law, died Saturday, Notre Dame announced in a press release. His passing came after “surgery and a brief illness,” the release said.According to the release, Nagle taught at Notre Dame for 21 years, serving as “an expert on the legislative and regulatory process, environmental and property law, China and the law, and the intersection of religion and the law.” He was also the first associate dean for faculty research at the Law School.“John has been a major figure in the Law School as a brilliant scholar, much-loved teacher and mentor, and indispensable colleague,” Notre Dame Law School dean Nell Jessup Newton said in the release. “We will all miss him dearly.”Nagle received degrees from Indiana University and the University of Michigan Law School, the release said. He was also a two-time Fulbright Foreign Scholarship recipient once in 2002 and again in 2008, using the grants as a means of teaching law in Beijing and Hong Kong, respectively.  Before becoming a member of the University’s faculty, Nagle taught at the Seton Hall University School of Law and served in several roles at the United States Department of Justice, working in the Office of Legal Counsel and then as an environmental trial attorney.A published author, Nagle’s work explored a variety of topics related to the law, including the intersection of Christianity and environmental law.”Nagle co-wrote casebooks ‘The Practice and Policy of Environmental Law,’ ‘Property Law’ and ‘The Law of Biodiversity and Ecosystem’ and wrote  the book ‘Law’s Environment: How the Law Shapes the Places We Live.’ His current book projects explored the role of humility and Christian teaching in environmental law and the centrality of scenic values in national parks,” the release said. “Nagle’s articles in popular publications criticized upgrading the Indiana Dunes to a national park, unpacked the Grand Canyon’s political path to becoming a national park and explored ‘What We Don’t Want a President to Do.’”Nagle also loved photography and the outdoors, the release said. Every year, one of the raffle prizes at the Law School’s annual Father Mike Variety Show was a canoe trip with Nagle on the St. Joseph River.Nagle served in a variety of other roles in his life, ranging from legal committees and religious organizations — including the New City Evangelical Presbyterian Church, the Section on Legislation of the American Association of Law Schools and “the Endangered Species Committee of the American Bar Association’s environmental section,” amongst others.Funeral arrangements are pending, according to the release.Tags: John Copeland Nagle, Notre Dame Law Schoollast_img read more

Development popular with buyers seeking affordability in hot spot

first_imgBexley at Wooloowin is proving popular with buyers who can’t afford a home in a million-dollar plus suburb.Buyers are taking advantage of homes being built close to million-dollar suburbs.Research from CoreLogic shows Brisbane’s inner north is home to the city’s most expensive real estate, with suburbs such as Ascot and Clayfield, both boasting median values above $1 million.Cedar Woods senior development manager Peter Starr said suburbs undergoing a revitalisation would become increasingly popular. He said Wooloowin was significantly more affordable, with the median home costing $792,500. An emerging restaurant and bar scene in nearby Albion was transforming the area into a cultural hub.Mr Starr said Cedar Woods had identified the trend when it hand-picked Wooloowin for its new luxury terrace home project, Bexley, set to take advantage of its position in inner Brisbane’s price growth corridor.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago Bexley at Wooloowin.The 14 terrace homes feature three and four bedrooms, with 144sq m to 195sq m of living space, and are priced from $795,000.The two and three-level terrace homes have been designed by the award-winning Rothelowman architects and are ideal for those who want the space and comfort of a home with the convenience of apartment living.Hutchinson Builders has been appointed to undertake early site works at Bexley, paving the way for civil works and construction of the first stage of terrace homes.Mr Starr said several prospective purchasers at Bexley who had been looking at Ascot and Clayfield had realised they could move a few minutes down the road to Wooloowin and be in a new home for much less. “We anticipate Wooloowin will join the list of Brisbane’s blue ribbon suburbs in future,’’ he said.last_img read more