Reporters Without Borders fears new upsurge of violence against press after bloody attack against Shiite in Quetta

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists April 21, 2021 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) is extremely concerned about the risk of violence spilling over against the press after a bomb and gunfire attack against Shiites faithful in south-western Quetta that left around 44 dead.The international press freedom organisation called on the authorities to take all necessary steps to protect the threatened media and also urged the Pakistani press to resist all incitement to hatred among the religious communities.Within two days, Shiite demonstrators have attacked the press club in Karachi and torched the offices of the daily Jang in Quetta. The demonstrators accused the privately-owned Geo TV which is part of the Jang, press group of having broadcast “insulting remarks” on 24 February.The bomb and machine-gun attack against a procession to mark the Shia holy day of Ashura on 2 March left at least 44 dead. On the fringes of the scene of the attack, demonstrators torched cars and businesses, including the offices of the national daily Jang in Quetta. The authorities imposed a ceasefire in a bid to restore order.A group of Shiite demonstrators ransacked a part of the press club in southern Karachi on 29 February. Several hundred people came to protest against Geo TV. This followed a broadcast at the end of February during which members of the Sunni religious community reportedly made insulting remarks towards the Shia community.Some 20 demonstrators scaled the walls and broke windows at the press club. They also beat a watchman, who tried to stop them. He needed hospital treatment but his injuries were not life-threatening. The journalists inside the building took refuge in a room on the first floor while the demonstrators ransacked the premises. The demonstrators then made their way to the Geo TV studios but police blocked their way.President of the Karachi Journalists’ Union, Mazhar Abbas, told Reporters Without Borders that the press had been deliberately targeted. News March 2, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders fears new upsurge of violence against press after bloody attack against Shiite in Quetta Organisation Receive email alerts Follow the news on Pakistancenter_img June 2, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News RSF_en News January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

HarvardX for alumni rethinks engagement in the MOOC era

first_imgIn the spring of 2014 HarvardX and the Harvard Alumni Association launched HarvardX for Alumni.If HarvardX is new to you, as it was to many of our alumni, it is a University-wide strategic initiative to enable our faculty to build and create online learning experiences that would also transform residential learning and enable groundbreaking research in online pedagogies. Much of the HarvardX online offerings are distributed by edX, the Harvard and MIT founded MOOC platform.The idea behind the prototype HarvardX program for alumni came by way of a brainstorm by Robert Lue, faculty director for HarvardX. An alumnus himself, Lue had a longstanding desire to find a way to reconnect graduates to the intellectual bedrock of the University.Or in his words, “We always knew that we could do something special with HarvardX and alumni … How could we, in essence, bring Harvard to them wherever they are?”Lue also was intrigued by the “whenever axis,” dubbing the project “Harvard Forever,” a phrase The Crimson, the Harvard undergraduate newspaper spun into the “Harvard Class of Forever.”Why should the rich community of learning that so many alumni cherish end with graduation? Indeed, this was an opportunity to redefine the idea of life-long learning as a life-long relationship with Harvard. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Trail Mix – January 2019

first_imgThe Trail Mix resolution for 2019 is pretty simple; great music, every month, for the next twelve months.Trail Mix is diving into the the new year with Old News, the brand new release from Southern roots rockers The Steel Woods. A good friend of mine noted that The Steel Woods were his favorite band of 2018. The new record is serving notice that this band will certainly be a fave of 2019 here, too. Check out “All Of These Years” on this month’s mix.The January mix is proud to feature Parker Gispert, of The Whigs, Pierce Pettis, who returns with his first record in about a decade, and John McCutcheon, noted dulcimer player and folk musician, whose latest release is a collection of tunes by folk icon Pete Seeger.Soul Step Records, a boutique label based out of Cincinnati, Ohio, that is well known for producing stunningly beautiful vinyl, is on the mix with two different releases this month. Check out the brand new tracks from roots rockers This Pine Box and MOVES, a project that has evolved out of long time Trail Mix friends Holy Ghost Tent Revival.Be sure to check out the new cuts from Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Balsam Range, The Burney Sisters, Melody Guy, Amelia White, The Delines, Doom Flamingo, Clint Alphin, Bob Sumner, Danny Burns, Terry Ohms, and Madisons.And kick your year off right by following the Trail Mix blog this month. On tap are chats with Andrew Alli, a song premiere from Maya de Vitry, and a ticket giveaway to the January Jams concert series in Abingdon.As always, get out and buy this music. The songs featured here are just hints of the goodness on the full releases. Get out and support the artists who have made Trail Mix so good for so many years.Happy New Year, music lovers! Rhythm Of The Rain Amelia White Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. Waiting On Something To Give Danny Burns Wouldn’t Change It For The World Pierce Pettis The Willie Song Madisons 4:42 Rikki Don’t Lose That Number Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen Mind Blow Terry Ohms Go Tell a Bird Maya di Vitry 2:37 3:28 4:09 3:27 5:27 My Stomp Andrew Alli & Josh Small 3:38 Radio On Low MOVES Out To California Clint Alphin Dance With Me One More Time This Pine Box Where We Stand The Burney Sisters 3:33 3:10 Get Me Gone Balsam Range 2:17 3:04 Too Dumb To Love Anyone Parker Gispert Cheer Up Charley The Delines 4:13 Embed 4:12 All of These Years The Steel Woods Domingo’s Drive Doom Flamingo I Am The Queen Melody Guy 3:22 Riverbed Bob Sumner Audio PlayerThe DelinesCheer Up CharleyUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 3:27 3:30 Guantanamera John McCutcheon 3:44 4:19 2:37 3:42 3:53last_img read more

Vettel warns Ferrari need to step up to challenge Mercedes

first_imgSilverstone, United Kingdom | AFP | Sebastian Vettel warned Ferrari on Friday his team needs to take a ‘significant step’ if they are to mount a challenge to Mercedes at this weekend’s British Grand Prix.The four-time world champion finished fourth behind pace-setting Valtteri Bottas, the Finn’s Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton and third-placed Charles Leclerc in the second Ferrari.“I’m not entirely happy,” said Vettel.“It was a tricky afternoon. We tried a couple of things.“Now we need to see what of the stuff we tried we keep and what we dismiss. And, hopefully, tomorrow we’ll take a significant step. FILE PHOTO: Ferrari “Mercedes looked very, very fast and are the ones to beat so we’ll see where we are tomorrow. The car was quite nervous,” he added.Frenchman Leclerc, who was faster than Vettel in both the morning and afternoon sessions, said Mercedes were emphatically faster than Ferrari.“To be honest, on my side, I expected Mercedes to be the team to beat this weekend and they confirmed that today — that they are very, very quick in race pace,” he said.“We need to work. We struggled a lot on race runs and a bit less in qualifying runs, but we still have to find pace,” he added.center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Celebrate National “Get Outdoors Day” with Expo on Capitol Campus

first_imgSubmitted by Washington State Parks and Recreation CommissionThe Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Washington State Parks Foundation invite the public to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with an outdoor expo June 14 on the Washington State Capitol Campus. The event includes a special appearance by Gov. Jay Inslee and a campout at the Governor’s Mansion for youth from two South Sound organizations.The Get Outdoors Adventure Awaits Expo is one of five events being offered at state capitols around the nation, in conjunction with the American Recreation Coalition’s Great Outdoors Month. The Expo takes place from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, near the steps of the Legislative Building. The public is invited to enjoy a wide range of activities, including hikes, outdoor equipment demonstrations, lawn games and live music. The Expo also will feature educational displays offered by natural resource agencies, outdoor organizations and companies that produce outdoor recreation products and services. The Legislative Building will be open for tours during the event.“One reason Washington is such a remarkable place to live is because of its remarkable beauty. National Great Outdoors Month and Get Outdoors Day provide a great opportunity for all of us to experience the beautiful parks and outdoor places that make our state so unique,” said Gov. Inslee. “This Expo is the perfect place to find ideas for family trips and adventures close to home.”The Governor will close the expo at 3:30 p.m. with special remarks about his passion for parks and the outdoors, then will accompany the young campers to the lawns at the Governor’s Mansion for the Great Outdoors Capital Campout. About 25 young campers from the Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County and the South Sound YMCA  have been selected to participate in a variety of activities during the remainder of the afternoon and evening and then camp on the Mansion lawn overnight. Washington State Parks staff will provide an interpretive campfire program, geocaching, crafts, songs and games.The Coleman Company and S.C. Johnson’s OFF!® are major sponsors of the nationwide event. Coleman is providing camping gear, which the campers will take home with them when the event wraps up on Sunday morning. Subway®  is providing dinner for the campers.The Washington State Parks Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to engage, expand, and sustain a broad base of supporters who give to, advocate for, and treasure our state parks.” The foundation is coordinating participation in the Expo, while State Parks is working to coordinate the Campout.Expo participants so far include:Recreation organizations: Washington Wildlife Recreation Coalition, Cascade Bicycle Club, Washington Bikes, Mountains to Sound Greenway, Shellfish and Water Protection, The Nature Conservancy, Washington Sea Grant and Explore Hood Canal, Skagit Tours, the Washington State Geocaching AssociationAgencies: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Recreation Conservation Office, U.S. Forest Service Olympic Forest and State Parks’ Discover Pass, Volunteer and Boating Safety programsOutdoor gear companies: Sports Authority, Centro and OakiwearEvent sponsors: S.C. Johnson/OFF! ®, Coleman and SubwayYouth organizations: Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County, South Sound YMCA and Girl Scouts of Western Washington.Food and music: Participants so far include All Fed Up, an area food concession that serves organic sandwiches and burritos using organic ingredients. Music is by Servants of the Rich, a regional group that performs Irish and American folk music. Facebook117Tweet0Pin0last_img read more