Concern about M23 threats against Kivu journalist

first_img February 18, 2021 Find out more News Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abuses Armed conflictsViolenceFreedom of expression Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian RSF_en News Kavunga received calls and texts from a person identifying himself as Maj. Oribi Shamamba, a former M23 officer who fled to neighbouring Uganda. The caller threatened to come and “confiscate” the radio station “when this rebel movement arrives in the region in March.” Since then, Kavunga has been concerned for his and his family’s safety. The threats were apparently prompted by a report that Kivu 1 broadcast on 24 February showing the defeat of the M23 rebels in November 2013 in Rutshuru, in Nord-Kivu province. M23 distinguished itself in the course 2013 by its abusive treatment of the civilian population, including journalists and media, in Nord-Kivu.There have been few M23 attacks since late 2013, when it was partially defeated and dismantled. The Democratic Republic of Congo is ranked 152nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. News February 24, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information February 16, 2021 Find out more Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abuses Armed conflictsViolenceFreedom of expression center_img Receive email alerts March 3, 2017 Concern about M23 threats against Kivu journalist Organisation Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo News Magloire Paluku Kavunga, director-general of the Kivu 1 radio © to go further Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about threats by the M23 rebel group against Magloire Paluku Kavunga, the director-general of the Kivu 1 radio and TV broadcaster in the eastern region of Kivu.last_img read more

Phillies’ Odubel Herrera arrested following domestic violence report

first_img Beau Lund Written by May 28, 2019 /Sports News – National Phillies’ Odubel Herrera arrested following domestic violence reportcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera was arrested on Monday night after his girlfriend reported that he had assaulted her.The Atlantic City Police Department said in a statement posted on Facebook that officers responded to the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino to a report of domestic violence. The officers reportedly found Herrera’s 20-year-old girlfriend with “visible signs of injury to her arms and neck…sustained after being assaulted by her boyfriend.”The woman refused medical attention. Officers located Herrera in a hotel room and arrested him without incident. He was later released.In a statement, the Phillies said they reported the incident to the league immediately after learning about it. “The Phillies take any domestic violence accusation seriously,” the statement said. Major League Baseball has placed Herrera on administrative leave under the league’s domestic violence policy. He will be inactive for up to seven days while the league investigates the incident. That leave can be extended while the league’s probe continues. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Doc Rivers: Clippers ‘gave in’ to Raptors’ attack

first_imgThe Raptors’ win came despite the absence of leading scorer Kawhi Leonard, who was resting a bruised hip.Rivers, set to be without Lou Williams for three weeks with a hamstring injury, wanted to see the Clippers do more to stifle the Raptors. Related News Serge Ibaka guides the @Raptors to victory in LA with a game-high 25 PTS, 9 REB, 3 BLK! #WeTheNorth— NBA (@NBA) December 12, 2018Toronto had lost its previous two games before making the trip to California, and coach Nick Nurse was delighted with his team’s response.”This was a game everybody thought would be very difficult for us to win, but we kind of lined up all these things and were very focused.” said Nurse.The Raptors (22-7) will attempt to back it up Wednesday when they face the surging Warriors (19-9), winners of four straight. NBA wrap: Rockets make lineup change, pick up win over Trail Blazers “From the start you could see the Raptors pushing the pace at us the entire game and we really never caught up to it.” he said. “We just gave in to their offensive pressure.” Doc Rivers felt his Clippers team “gave in” under pressure by the Raptors after L.A. suffered its most emphatic loss of the season.The Eastern Conference-leading Raptors cruised to a 123-99 victory Tuesday at Staples Center, as Serge Ibaka led the way with a game-high 25 points.last_img read more