Receive email alerts September 27, 2018 – Updated on September 28, 2018 China: RSF denounces the arrests of four journalists of Xinjiang Daily News Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en to go further PHOTO: BEN DOOLEY / AFP March 12, 2021 Find out more News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Follow the news on China Help by sharing this information Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges Chinese authorities to release a deputy editor, a head of a subsidiary newspaper, and two directors of the Xinjiang Daily group, who were arrested last month for the absurd reason of being “two-faced.” News ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedPredators June 2, 2021 Find out more Police in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region arrested Ilham Weli, Xinjiang Daily’s deputy editor-in-chief; Memtimin Obul and Juret Haji, directors at the same newspaper; and Mirkami Ablimit, the head of the newspaper’s subsidiary Xinjiang Farmer’s Daily, between late July and early August for publishing “two-faced” articles in the newspaper’s Uyghur language section. The vague term “two-faced” is adopted by the Chinese authorities to accuse those who allegedly secretly oppose government policies.“By inventing the crime of being ‘two-faced’, Chinese authorities only highlight that there is no valid reason for arresting these journalists,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of Reporters Without Borders (RSF)’s East Asia bureau. “Not satisfied with having virtually banned the region’s access to foreign media, President Xi Jinping is obviously trying to gag local media that does not print his propaganda.”China’s escalation of its mass, systemic crackdown of the Turkic Muslims in the past few years in the northwestern province of Xinjiang has seen increasing arbitrary detention of many Uyghur journalists and their families. Journalist lham Tohti, recipient of the Sakharov Prize and founder of Uyghur Online, was condemned to life imprisonment in 2014. Last month, the head of Buzzfeed Beijing was expelled from China for her reporting on Xinjiang.Ranked 176th out of 180 territories in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, China currently imprisons more than 50 journalists and bloggers. News China’s Cyber Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedPredators
May 5, 2021 Find out more October 27, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Chechen journalist’s young wife attacked, left unconscious in Moscow Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Organisation to go further Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn that Madina Duduyeva, the wife of journalist Abdulla Duduyev, was attacked on her way to her children’s kindergarten in Moscow on 4 October 2011. Her assailants hit her on the head and back of the neck, causing her to fall and lose consciousness. She spent two days in a hospital with concussion and is still suffering from an acute stress reaction. Neither she nor Duduyev wanted to talk about the attack.Duduyev and fellow Chechen journalist Israpil Shovkhalov are the joint editors of Dosh, a Moscow-based independent quarterly that is an authoritative source of information about the Russian Caucasus.“There is no doubt that the attack on Duduyeva was linked to her husband’s work as a journalist,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It was the latest and most serious of a series of attempts in recent months to intimidate close relatives of Duduyev and Shovkhalov. Those responsible failed to silence the two journalists by threatening them directly, so they are targeting their families. This cowardly and intolerable technique of intimidation is widely used in the Russian Caucasus.”Shovkhalov told Reporters Without Borders that he and Duduyev have had the impression of being constantly watched in recent months and Duduyev kept finding microphones in his apartment last year. For years they have been getting threats in the form of anonymous phone calls or emails, or “warnings” passed to friends, but of late these threats have tended to target their families.A swastika was drawn on the door of Duduyev’s home in Moscow in early April 2011. Four days, Duduyeva was accosted for the first time while on her way to the kindergarten. Three youths shouted insults at her and asked her “why are you having children with this black man?” She was very frightened and spent several few months in a distant town with the two children, hoping that things would calm down. This seemed to have been the case until the attack of 4 October.While hospitalized in the Chechen capital of Grozny for a severe form of diabetes in the summer of 2010, Shavkhalov’s mother was told by a doctor that she would get better treatment if her son were to work “in the interests of his republic and not against it.” When finally transferred to Moscow, she was in such a poor shape as a result of inadequate treatment that she had to spend another four months in hospital. In early 2011, several individuals went to the home of Shovkhalov’s brother and advised him to “stop Israpil before it is too late.”Asked who he thought was behind the threats and attacks, Shavkhalov told Reporters Without Borders there were several possibilities but he preferred not mention them publicly for fear of putting their families in even more danger.“We are really worried about these two journalists and their families,” Reporters Without Borders added. “We urge the police to do everything in their power to identify those responsible for the attack on Dudeyeva and to end the threats to these journalists. The international community must not remain indifferent. It can help to protect journalists and their families by giving them multiple-entry visas, by quickly offering them safe refuge in cases of imminent danger, and by expressing their concern to the Russian authorities.”Independent journalists and human rights activists are under permanent threat in Russia, especially in the North Caucasus. The staff of Dosh were awarded the Reporters Without Borders Prize in the Media category in 2009 for their courage and the professionalism. In Chechnya and Ingushetiya, Dosh is one of the very few media outlets to cover the constant human rights violations by the security forces, the enforced disappearances and the widespread corruption.Duduyev and Shovkhalov were attacked and badly beaten in Moscow in January 2001 by unidentified assailants who objected to their criticism of then Chechen President Akhmad Kadyrov.Read the interview that Duduyev and Shovkhalov gave to Reporters Without Borders in January 2011 Follow the news on Russia News Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing News News RussiaEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption May 21, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia News Help by sharing this information
9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Subscribe Business News CIT Group Completes $3.4-billion Acquisition of Pasadena-based OneWest Bank From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, August 3, 2015 | 2:27 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty One West Bank Pasadena. Photo credit CoolcaesarCIT Group Inc. has completed its $3.4-billion acquisition of Pasadena-based OneWest Bank and its 70 retail branches in Southern California.OneWestwill continue operating under that name but now as a unit of CIT Bank.CIT Bank also will also be based at OneWest’s Pasadena headquarters on 888 E Walnut Street.CIT, a major provider of commercial lending and leasing services, announced its plans to purchase OneWest for cash and stock a year ago.Federal and state regulators approved the takeover last month after CIT and OneWest overcame objections over whether CIT would operate safely and benefit all sectors of the community.The combined company now has an estimated $65 billion in assets and $30 billion in deposits.CIT will continue to be led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Thain.Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Thain said there will be some job cuts among the 1,700 employees of OneWest because of the merger, although he declined to give a specific number other than saying it will be minimal.“There will be some because there’s some duplication but that’s not the driver of the transaction,” Thain said. “There’s not that much overlap.”Steven Mnuchin, formerly Chairman and CEO of the company that controlled OneWest, now joins CIT as vice chairman and a director.In 2008, Mnuchin led the investor group IMB Management Holdings LPthat created OneWest from the remains of IndyMac Bancorp which regulators seized as the U.S. housing crisis and severe recession took hold.Among the first steps it would take after the merger, CIT said it would deliver $5 billion in loans and other support over four years to benefit low-income areas.On Monday, CIT’s stock was down 14 cents to $46.90 a share in early trading. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Walter Reeves Don’t miss “Gardening in Georgia” Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. Designed especially for Georgia gardeners, the show is produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV. The unpredictably cool weather this spring shows how useful a cold frame can be in protecting plants you move outside. On “Gardening in Georgia” this week, host Walter Reeves shows how to build three types of cold frames using materials you may have in your yard or storage shed.A popular gardening show in its third season on Georgia Public Television, this week’s show also covers pruning hollies and reusing hanging baskets. Reeves takes a look, too, at creeping ground cedar, watermelons and the Georgia Gold Medal winner pink Chinese loropetalum. UGA CAES File Photo
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