Two Al-Jazeera journalists hit while covering an anti-American demonstration

first_img Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent SudanAfrica News April 10, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Sudan Receive email alerts On 22 March, while covering a demonstration against the war in Iraq, Islam Salih, an Al-Jazeera journalist and Mohammed el Hassan, his cameraman, were hit by several policemen. ‘We expressly call on the Khartoum authorities to allow the Sudanese and also the foreign press to freely cover demonstrations taking place in the capital. We are also concerned by the growing number of journalists being summoned for having’transgressed the limits’, said Robert Ménard, secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders. On 22 March, Islam Salih, an Al Jazeera journalist and Mohammed el Hassan, his cameraman, were hit by several policemen while covering a student demonstration, near the American embassy, against the war in Iraq. Although Islam Salih told one of the policemen he was an Al-Jazeera journalist, they continued to hit them on the knees with truncheons. The cameraman finally managed to flee with his equipment. And the footage could be broadcast. Also, on the same day, Hayder Al Mukashfi, a journalist at the daily Al-Ayyam, was interrogated by members of the security services. One of the officers told him that ‘what he was writing ‘transgressed the limits. For the time being, we are at the stage where we advise you to change what you have written’ Hayder Al Mukashfi writes the ‘Transparency’ column. Help by sharing this information News March 24, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two Al-Jazeera journalists hit while covering an anti-American demonstration Organisation center_img Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal SudanAfrica News Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa April 6, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News to go further March 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Bolivia, Brazil, and United States Begin Coca-Monitoring Program

first_img “Drug trafficking has to be defeated jointly, sharing efforts among states. This is the great contribution of this system, this trilateral plan involving Bolivia, the United States, and Brazil,” Interior Minister Carlos Romero affirmed here. The ancient plant is also the raw material for manufacturing cocaine, an activity in which Bolivia is ranked third in the world, behind Peru and Colombia, according to the UN. The trinational agreement, which will last a year, aims to promote technical and scientific coordination among the signatory countries, in order to achieve improved monitoring of and greater precision about the areas where excess coca is grown, for the purpose of its eradication, with a budget of 350,000 dollars. The GPS equipment makes it possible to verify the amount of coca eradicated on site and then do follow-up to come back to check whether rural workers have replanted coca, an unsolved problem in Bolivia. In the town of Chimoré, in Chapare, Brazil’s ambassador in La Paz, Marcel Biato, and the U.S. chargé d’affaires, John Creamer, delivered GPS (Global Positioning System) equipment as part of an anti-drug agreement signed in January. Bolivia has 31,000 hectares of coca, according to United Nations data, of which only 12,000 are legal for traditional uses, such as chewing, infusion, and in Andean religious rituals. On April 1, in the Bolivian region of Chapare, the Governments of Bolivia, Brazil, and the United States began to use a satellite system to monitor a reduction in areas planted with coca, AFP confirmed. Since the late 1980s, the country has eradicated between 5,000 and 10,000 hectares a year, manually and with the participation of police and Military personnel, but at the same time that the Government destroys crops, rural workers replant more coca. By Dialogo April 03, 2012last_img read more

LOT.TO expands numbers dynamics with Betradar

first_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Submit Share Next generation i-lottery systems and lottery games provider LOT.TO has confirmed that it will utilise Betradar (Sportradar AG subsidiary) betting software services to enhance its numbers based betting solution for sportsbook customers.In 2018, Betradar has moved to revamp its ‘numbers betting’ solution simplifying game formats whilst improving customer functionalities for its lottery components.Updating stakeholders LOT.TO development confirms that it will utilise Betradar numbers to deliver/improve the following features ‘easily searchable lotteries, countdown tickers for all games, links to results showing every winning market and emojis that indicate hot and cold picks’.Andrew Lindley, Co-founder of LOT.TO said: “Globally, numbers betting is hugely popular, but the format of the games in betting shops and online has not evolved for some time; bets are largely limited to a few picks from a handful of national lotteries, with uninspiring odds, long periods to settlement and minimal entertainment for the player. We are proud to be launching this brilliant package with Betradar, which provides the market with real lotto draws from every corner of the world, with results occurring every minute and significant new gamification that makes for a fresh and utterly compelling offer.”Seeking to disrupt traditional lottery engagements, and develop new digital audiences, this November LOT.TO secured venture funding from racing systems and wagering group Sportech PlcBacking LOT.TO initiatives, Greg Parsons, Sales Director Africa for Sportradar said: “LOT.TO has created a product that fills a significant gap in the digital marketplace, combining the best elements of a lottery, sports betting and casino in the one single package. We’re hugely excited about the partnership with LOT.TO to help revolutionise lotto betting games by combining our quality betting data and partnerships with their digital UX.”last_img read more