Somaliland urged to rescind closure of two TV stations

first_img Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists to go further RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region RSF_en News Receive email alerts News Somalia is ranked 164th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. March 2, 2021 Find out more The letter accused them of “propaganda” against the security and armed forces of Somaliland, which proclaimed its independence from Somalia in 1991 but is not recognized by the international community.The information minister’s letter did not cite any examples and the Somaliland authorities have not as yet provided any further explanation for the closures.  Muse Bihi Abdi’s election as Somaliland’s president in 2017 did not bring any improvement in the situation of the media. In February 2019, the authorities ordered the independent newspaper Foore closed for a year for “false news” after it criticized the cost of building a new presidential palace. Help by sharing this information SomaliaAfrica Media independence Freedom of expression February 24, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Press freedom in Somaliland is closely correlated to the state of its relations with Puntland. As RSF reported at the time, several media outlets were closed and several journalists were arrested a year ago during a surge in tension and armed clashes between the two neighbours. Follow the news on Somalia News “The closures of these TV stations without a specific reason, without warning and for undetermined duration confirms the very high level of harassment of independent media outlets in Somaliland,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk.“We call on the Somaliland authorities to end these arbitrary media closures and repeated attacks on media personnel, especially as the local security situation already makes journalism very dangerous.” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the repeated silencing of independent media in Somalia’s breakaway northwestern region of Somaliland after the authorities closed two more privately-owned TV stations yesterday in Hargeisa, the region’s capital and Somalia’s second largest city. But, according to the information gathered by RSF, the authorities have often harassed the two TV stations over their criticism of the government and their reporting from the border areas of Sool, Sanaag and Ayn, the subject of territorial disputes between Somaliland and its eastern neighbour, Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region.  The closures of Horyaal TV and Eryal TV were carried out early yesterday morning by a group of around ten police officers who went to each station and presented their journalists with a letter signed by Somaliland’s information minister ordering them to close for an indefinite period, local press freedom groups said. June 19, 2019 Somaliland urged to rescind closure of two TV stations SomaliaAfrica Media independence Freedom of expression January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Academic Adviser – UMSON P-TECH Subaward grant

first_imgDescription/Job SummaryOverview: Under the general direction of the Dean, thisposition will be responsible for providing academic advising ofundergraduate students in the Pre-Health Professions Pathwaysinterested in completing the RN to BSN articulation and dual–enrollment programs.Responsibilities/DutiesEssential Functions: Provides academic advising of undergraduate students in thePTECH nursing pathway for completion in the BCCC nursingprogramProvides academic advising regarding all relevant curriculumareas- course requirements and selection, policies and procedures,scholastic standards, new freshman and transfer issues, asappropriate for students enrolled in the PTECH nursing pathwayFacilitates PTECH nursing students’ academic progress byassessing their needs and developing appropriate educationalplansMaintains student academic files to demonstrate academicprogression metrics. The tracking activities include documentationof each PTECH student advising meeting sessions; electronicmonitoring; enrollment, progression and graduation metrics andutilization of Gap analysis.Assists in the development and preparation ofadvising/educational materials in collaboration with the BCCCNursing faculty and Marketing Department. The educational materialsmay include training manuals, brochures, handouts, generalinformation summaries, and newslettersCollaborates with BCCC Nursing faculty, the Admissions andStudent Affairs Division and Marketing Department to conductinformation sessions and distribute educational/multimediamarketing materials regarding the PTECH nursing pathway toppotential, current students, and other interested partiesMaintains, collects and disseminates information to students,faculty and departments regarding advising strategies for academicstrategies and academic support services.Participates in professional development activities,professional conferences, BCCC departmental meetings and advisorymeetingsCollaborate with BCCC Associate Dean, BCCC Nursing to developfaculty mentoring program; identify BCCC nursing faculty mentors toparticipate in this program.Collaborate with UNSON and BCCC to design and implement amarketing campaign to attract middle school students to PTECHprograms at BCCCPerform other additional duties as assigned Work Environment:This position typically works indoors in a standard classroom/labenvironment, generally free from hazardous or unpleasant physicalconditions. Work involves observance of safety precautions typicalof modern classroom/lab settings. The work environment is highlydiverse and demands a high level of cultural competence ininterpersonal communications and interactions.Physical Demands:The work entails sitting and standing for extended periods,frequent walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. Work requireseye-hand coordination, manual dexterity, near vision acuity, andthe ability to see and read printed material and computer screens.Duties involve oral, written, electronic and telephoniccommunication; typing; and lifting and transporting supplies,materials and equipment.Required QualificationsMinimum Qualifications: Experience in an institution of Higher EducationExperience with Canvas or other LMSExperience in outcomes assessmentExperience designing marketing and education materialsExperience in public speaking in an institution to studentsdirectly and in groupsExperience in advising students pursuing health professionscareers Knowledge of group dynamics and student behaviorKnowledge of a variety of teaching techniquesAbility to teach and advise in a classroom lab settingAbility to assess educational needs and develop advisementplansAbility to interpret test dataAbility to set educational goals and to define specificobjectives Bachelor’s Degree in counseling or related fieldMinimum of 1 year experience in academic advising orcounselingPreferred QualificationsPreferred Qualifications: Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgThe former U.S. Olympian is asymptomatic but says she tested positive for the virus on Saturday. The rest of Mayer’s camp has tested negative, including her longtime coach. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditFOOTBALL-OBIT-RILEYFormer Bengals star Ken Riley dead at 72ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ken Riley was a ball-hawk defensive back in the NFL before serving as a head coach and athletic director at his alma mater, Florida A&M. Matches will be streamed live with organizers saying every sight and sound will be captured. VIRUS OUTBREAK-MAYERBoxer Mayer tests positive for COVID-19, out of return boutUNDATED (AP) — Junior lightweight contender Mikaela Mayer has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been pulled from the co-main event of Las Vegas’ first major boxing card since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.Mayer announced her positive test on social media two days before her scheduled bout against Helen Joseph in the Top Rank show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Update on the latest in sports: TENNIS-NEW TOURNAMENTNew tennis tournament in France aiming for younger audiencePARIS (AP) — With discussions ongoing over whether the U.S. Open or the French Open can even take place later this year, a new digitally friendly tennis tournament starts Saturday in southern France with four Top 10-ranked players involved.Co-founder Patrick Mouratoglou hopes the Ultimate Tennis Showdown can change the way tennis is viewed by allowing a younger audience to access the raw feelings of players.The UTS features ATP Finals winner Stefanos Tsitsipas and U.S. Open semifinalist Matteo Berrettini. There will be 10 players with matches every weekend for five weeks in a round robin format. The school has announced that Riley died early Sunday morning at 72. No cause of death was given.Riley was a four-year starting quarterback at Florida A&M and a Rhodes Scholar candidate before he was taken by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round of the 1969 NFL/AFL draft. Moved to cornerback by head coach Paul Brown, Riley had 65 career interceptions for 596 yards and five touchdowns in a 15-year career with the Bengals. He also recovered 18 fumbles, and his interception total ranks fifth in NFL history.Although named a First Team All-Pro three times and a second teamer on two other occasions, Riley still hasn’t been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite his impressive statistics. He landed on the All-Pro First Team in 1983, his final season.Riley coached the Rattlers from 1986-93, going 48-39-2 with two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference titles. He took A&M to the second-ever Heritage Bowl, losing to Grambling State in 1992.NFL-OBIT-ZOOK Ex-Falcons DE Zook diesATLANTA (AP) — Former NFL defensive end John Zook has died in his native Kansas after a long battle with cancer.Zook originally was taken by the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth round in 1969 but was subsequently traded to the Atlanta Falcons. He teamed with Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey to give the Falcons a dynamic combination at defensive end from 1969-75. Zook never missed a game during his tenure with the Falcons, starting 97 of 98 contests. He made his only Pro Bowl appearance in 1973, joining Humphrey in the all-star game.Zook played his last four seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals before retiring after the 1969 campaign.His brother, Dean Zook, confirmed the death to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Associated Press June 7, 2020last_img read more