Casino & games Kambi pens multi-channel sportsbook deal with Mohegan Sun Kambi has expanded its presence in the regulated US sports betting market by agreeing a deal to provide both its online and on-property sportsbook to the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut. Regions: US Connecticut Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Sports betting 27th March 2019 | By contenteditor Kambi has expanded its presence in the regulated US sports betting market by agreeing a deal to provide both its online and on-property sportsbook to the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut.Under the deal, Kambi will first integrate its sportsbook into the Mohegan Sun’s iPro gaming platform to power a free-to-play sports betting product, with a view to extending this to real-money services, subject to market regulation in the state.Connecticut is yet to legalise sports betting, but a number of bills are currently under consideration in the state as lawmakers push to regulate sports wagering.Kambi has said the idea behind the free-to-play launch is to help Mohegan Sun patrons familiarise themselves with the sportsbook product ahead of an anticipated real-money roll-out.“In Mohegan Sun, not only have we partnered with one of the two largest casinos in Connecticut, but also one of the leading gaming and entertainment destinations across the whole of the country,” Kambi CEO Kristian Nylén said.Established in 1996 by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is the signature casino and gaming property of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE). The 3.5m square foot casino offers a range of land-based casino services, as well as a poker room and three major entertainment venues.The tribe is one of two operators permitted to operate gambling in Connecticut, alongside the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe. With the two tribes holding exclusive rights to offer gambling in the state, any future sporst betting legislation tmust develop a new compact, or amend the existing deal, to facilitate a statewide roll-out.“Mohegan Sun’s goal is to utilise our brand and strong presence in the state and after a long vetting process, we found that Kambi was best positioned to complement that, as they’re the most sophisticated and comprehensive sportsbook out there,” MGE vice president of interactive gaming Aviram Alroy said.Earlier this month, Mohegan Sun also entered into a strategic partnership with Major League Soccer club New York City FC to offer fans and customers “money-can’t-buy” experiences.Kambi currently powers a number of other online and land-based sportsbooks in states that have legalised sports betting in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on PASPA.Mohegan Sun Pocono racino, the Pennsylvania-based sister property of Mohegan Sun, in January agreed a deal with Kambi to launch online and in-person sports betting, as well as igaming services.Kambi’s other US clients include DraftKings at Resorts Casino in New Jersey, as well as Rush Street Interactive’s Rivers Casino and SugarHouse in Pennsylvania.Image: JJBers Tags: Online Gambling Email Address
Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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SotoPosted Apr 18, 2014 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH El Consejo Evangélico de Venezuela ha publicado un mensaje pidiendo oraciones a todos sus fieles para que el gobierno de Nicolás Maduro “cumpla con su función de garantizar los derechos civiles de todos los ciudadanos”. El mensaje pide “oraciones y súplicas a Dios por la paz en nuestra nación”, especialmente por las familias que han perdido seres queridos durante las protestas. El Consejo reúne a 2 millones de personas que se congregan en 1500 iglesias a lo largo y ancho del país.Los objetivos del movimiento estudiantil venezolano organizador de las marchas y representados por la Federación de Centros Universitarios son: Libertad para todos los detenidos, cese inmediato de las torturas y violaciones de los derechos humanos, fin de la criminalización de la protesta, desarme de los grupos violentos que se hacen pasar por colectivos comunitarios, renovación y legitimación de los poderes públicos y cese de la censura de los medios de comunicación.Durante el histórico encuentro entre el régimen y los líderes de la oposición (menos el liderato de los estudiantes) el líder opositor Henrique Capriles confrontó al presidente Nicolás Maduro con las siguientes preguntas: “¿Cómo vas a pedir respeto si tú no respetas? ¿Cómo le pides al país que te acepte, si a la mitad del país le llamas fascista? Es muy difícil gobernar un país con la mitad en contra”. El encuentro fue transmitido por cadena de radio y televisión a todo el país.El martes pasado hubo un segundo encuentro pero el presiente Maduro no asistió y todo se hizo a Puertas Cerradas. A los medios de prensa no se les permitió la entrada. Parece que el gobierno no estuvo contento con los resultados del primer encuentro. “Había mucha información que todo el país desconocía gracias a la censura de los medios, dijo un dirigente opositor. Añadió que en ese sentido el encuentro fue un éxito para la oposición.El presidente Maduro se ha buscado otro enemigo al anunciar que si una aerolínea reduce o suspende sus vuelos a Venezuela “no volverá a volar a este país mientras seamos gobierno”. Por otra parte se informó que Venezuela mantiene una deuda de 300 millones de dólares con las aerolíneas por “operaciones en bolívares que no se han podido convertir en dólares” debido a que en el mercado de cambios en Venezuela está bajo estricto control estatal desde el 2003.El boletín del Centro Anglicano de Roma informa que según cálculos recientes entre 9 y 15 millones de africanos fueron transportados a través del Atlántico en el lucrativo mercado de esclavos hasta 1807 cuando “la trata” fue abolida en el Imperio Británico. Se estima que 4 millones de africanos fueron sometidos a la esclavitud en Estados Unidos hasta 1865 cuando fueron emancipados. Según la Fundación Walk Free en la actualidad hay 29 millones de personas esclavizadas en el mundo. Los países con mayor índice de esclavitud son India, Pakistán, Nigeria, Etiopía, Rusia, Tailandia, la República Democrática del Congo, Myanmar (la antigua Birmania) y Bangladesh.El arzobispo de Cantórbery, Justin Welby, ha elogiado la labor del nuevo patriarca Ignacio Efrén II como sucesor número 123 de San Pedro en la Sede Apostólica de Antioquía y Todo el Este y Cabeza Suprema de la Iglesia Siriaca Ortodoxa. El nuevo patriarca ha hecho una notable contribución en el campo de la historia, la teología y la literatura, dijo Welby. “Esperamos que nuestras relaciones fraternales sean fortalecidas con su presencia”, añadió.José María di Paola, sacerdote católico romano en la Villa La Cárcova de Buenos Aires ha denunciado que las armas y las drogas se han convertido en negocios fuera de control en Argentina y criticó que en el país se esté discutiendo “si se sube o no la edad de imputabilidad” en vez de ir hacia quienes manejan el tráfico de armas y las drogas.El papa Francisco hablando ante una organización protectora de la niñez dijo que no dará ni un paso atrás ante la acción a tomar contra los sacerdotes pedófilos. “La iglesia está consciente de los daños causados por esos hombres de iglesia. Su delito es un daño personal y moral y debe castigarse con fuerza y valor”, añadió.Los que afirman que ser pastor es una profesión fácil y segura deberían leer los periódicos con calma. No pasa un día en que un sacerdote o un pastor sea secuestrado o asesinado, tanto en América Latina como en otras partes del mundo. Oremos por aquellos que arriesgan sus vidas por llevar el evangelio hasta lo último de la tierra.ORACIÓN: Señor, ten piedad. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY
Think about it: What are you doing to keep your brain healthy and fit? You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSBrainFlorida Hospital – Apopka Previous articleApopka prays: Rivers inspires prayer breakfast audienceNext articleA brief history of Orange County Parks and Recreation Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! It might seem like our brains can take care of themselves, but let’s not forget to help a brain out! If you’re feeling foggy, stressed, forgetful, moody, sleepy, or just not as sharp as you used to be, your brain might be trying to tell you something.“Your brain needs just as much fuel and activity as the rest of your body, if not more,” says Lilly Graziani, CREATION Health Education Manager at Florida Hospital. Your brain is always working. It’s your center- directing every single body system. If you are not giving it what it needs to thrive, it will cry out for help.Here are some things your brain might be saying, and some tips on what you can do about it.“Hey, I’m on empty!”“The only nutrient your brain thrives on is glucose, a form of sugar,” says Graziani. Glucose is the main source of energy for every cell in your body, but because the brain has so many nerve cells, it needs the most energy out of any other organ in your body.Graziani adds, “If your brain is low on glucose, you might start to feel distracted or less focused.” She says that reaching for that extra cup of coffee – as many people do – will only ramp your brain up even more, leaving it further depleted. Instead, she suggests eating some “brain food.”Brain food provides the healthiest nutrients for optimal brain function. Here’s a list of go-tos to start:Sources of omega – 3 fats (salmon, flax seeds, chia seeds)WalnutsBlueberriesWhole-grains (Brown rice, quinoa)Any fresh fruit or vegetable (especially spinach, tomatoes, onions, and apples)It’s important to note that the brain’s need for glucose doesn’t mean soda or cookies qualify as brain foods. In fact, “Processed grains and added sugars or syrups can backfire on your brain by interfering with your normal metabolism and blood sugar levels,” informs Graziani.“I’m drying up here.”Did you know that your brain is 80 percent water? All 100 billion of your brain cells need water to receive energy. Being the slightest bit dehydrated can affect your brain cell and cognitive function.Graziani suggests, “Reach for water- not sweet treats or caffeine – if you’re feeling mental fog set in.” Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout your day, especially when you are doing something mentally or physically taxing.“Give me a break!”Your brain never sleeps, but it does need to rest to rejuvenate at night. “It’s recommended to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep for brain health, but 40 percent of Americans get less than six hours,” Graziani states.When you are not getting enough sleep and you feel tired, your brain will still try to run at full capacity. To get a quick energy fix, the brain signals the release of a stress hormone called cortisol. This hormone is important, but it’s not good in high and frequent quantities. Your brain might also tell you to eat that donut for a quick burst of fuel. If you’re getting adequate sleep, however, these triggers are less likely to occur.Graziani says, “With children, we are good about telling them to go to bed because they “need sleep,” but somehow adults start to deprioritize it.” If you have a brain, (yes, adults, that includes you all too) you must give it a solid break.“Ah! O.V.E.R.L.O.A.D.”The brain does not function well under physical stress. In fight or flight mode, it is focused on one thing: survival. This may sound silly, because being stressed over a project deadline at work isn’t really “survival,” but your body doesn’t know that – it reacts to any perceived stress the same way.Graziani suggests, “The best way to break down and reduce the manifestations of stress in your body is to identify your stress triggers and feelings. When you say “I’m stressed” you’re not usually talking about your body’s cortisol levels rising or your heart beating faster- you’re usually talking about a feeling. Take control over and manage these feelings before they trigger physical stress responses.Multitasking too much can also short circuit your brain. Graziani adds, “When you start to do too many things at once, you are setting your brain up for failure.” Try to focus on one thing or person at a time, and live in the moment as much as possible to prevent your brain from yelling “Ah!”“Umm, what a bore.”Just like you must work your muscles, you must work your brain. Graziani says that it’s important to keep your mind busy with stimulating activities like learning a new language, doing puzzles, reading, taking a course or playing board games.This keeps gray matter active in the brain, which is the center for memory. She adds, “Try to get at least 10 to 20 minutes of brain stimulating activities in at least five days per week to keep the neurons firing and the brain from getting bored.”“Can you repeat that?”“When we age, our bodies age right along with us,” says Graziani. Some natural decline in mental sharpness can happen over time, but stay on top of it with activities that work your mental recall, like writing things down, asking people to repeat important pieces of information, saying things out loud or playing memory games.“Smile!”“When we are happy our bodies release a flood of chemicals that help us to think more clearly and be more creative,” says Graziani. Simply put, when you are happy, you aren’t stressed, which means that your brain can focus on the positive things around you- not just how it’s going to survive the moment. “Having a more positive outlook actually helps us to be more productive and manage stressors when they appear in our lives,” she says.“Help, I need a jump-start.”If you’re at your desk with midafternoon sleepiness, think about giving your brain a fitness break. Even a short spurt of physical activity can increase the flow of blood, oxygen and glucose to the brain- giving it an instant jump-start.Graziani references one recent study, which analyzed two groups of school-aged kids on their tests performances. One group had physical education class and then took their test; the other group had the physical education class after their test. Not surprisingly, the group of kids who were physically active right before their test scored better compared to the other group. “Case in point: physical activity can boost your brain performance,” she says.Your brain is a remarkable organ, and sometimes, it just needs a little love. “Pay attention to what your brain might be telling you,” suggests Graziani. You might be surprised at what a little extra attention to your brain health and fitness can bring into your overall health, productivity and happiness. Gov. 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Will Aid set to benefit all charities 8 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The bi-annual Will Aid is running again throughout November and gives all charities the opportunity to motivate their supporters to make a will.The campaign, which is run by a partnership of nine charities (ActionAid, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, Help the Aged, NSPCC, Save the Children UK, Sight Savers International, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (N Ireland)) last ran in November 2004. It recruits solicitors all over the UK who give their time for free to draw up basic wills. The will-maker is asked to make a donation to Will Aid (£75 for a single will, £110 for a pair of mirror wills and £40 for a codicil), but is free to leave a legacy to any charity they choose. The last Will Aid achieved over £5m in legacy pledges for the Will Aid charities as well as raising £687,000 (including Gift Aid) in donations. Around 1,800 solicitors are signed up to the scheme. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. A hefty publicity campaign is currently running in local newspapers and local radio as well as national press, magazines and radio. The organisation can provide leaflets free of charge for inclusion in supporter mailings to any charity.Charities wanting to promote Will Aid to their supporters and members can contact campaign manager Shirley Marsland at [email protected] or phone 01460 271178. There is a Will Aid Hotline (0870 600 239) or a ‘solicitor locator’ on Will Aid’s website for people wanting to find a local solicitor. Howard Lake | 16 August 2006 | News
Voting for Venezuela’s new assembly: ‘All power to the people!’The sound of trumpets at dawn on July 30 began a day of voting to elect delegates to Venezuela’s new Constituent Assembly. These delegates will take on the great responsibility of representing the people as they make changes to the current Bolivarian Constitution, established in 1999 under the leadership of the late President Hugo Chávez.The Chavista and Bolivarian people came down from the hills, crossed rivers and went through mountainous roads on foot or by bicycle in order to cast their ballots. They overcame all obstacles imposed by the fascist opposition and resolutely voted for the Constituent Assembly.The National Electoral Council and the relevant state bodies had established thousands of polling stations around the country, including contingency sites for voters who could not cast their ballots in their locality due to roadblocks — which included closures of voting stations by the counterrevolutionary forces. In fact, some sites in neighborhoods dominated by opposition administrations – mayors or governors hostile to the government – were unable to open. The largest alternate voting center in Caracas was the Polígono, where thousands of voters came to heroically challenge counterrevolutionary violence and cast their votes.As of the evening of July 30, voting sites were still open, so voting totals were uncertain. Through different television broadcasts and digital social networks, however, it was easy to perceive the enormous enthusiasm of the people and see the huge lines that indicated broad popular participation.Thanks to cyberspace, Workers World/Mundo Obrero was able to speak directly with people who conveyed that enthusiasm. Jacobo Torres, a representative to the Constituent Assembly from the industrial workers sector told WW/MO: “The people defeated terror and bet on peace. On July 31 you will see a beautiful Bolivarian, anti-imperialist and deeply Chavista dawn!”Compañera Yosmary Guevara, national spokeswoman for the women’s organization UNAMUJER and coordinator of the Bolivarian Women’s Force, expressed the opinion of revolutionary women: “Today is a glorious day, where the people’s love overflowed in the streets. … It was the hour of the people, to defend the legacy of Comandante Chávez. We want no more violence, no fascism, none of the terrorism that is an integral part of the empire. The anti-imperialist and deeply feminist patriot women, who are Chavistas, are in permanent combat to propel our heroic people forward.”A young citizen who walked to a polling place, Javier Ochoa from Yaracuy, summarized what millions also think: “Venezuela does not surrender. Today more than ever the struggle is vindicating the dignity of a people that says NO to capitulation and YES to peace. Venezuela continues to be an example of struggle in the region, for the world’s politically conscious peoples.”Constituent Assembly: Power of the people In general, the Constituent Assembly is a peaceful and fundamentally democratic political mechanism to resolve intense political crises, to change the Constitution for society’s improvement. The Venezuelan crisis is due to daily terrorist attacks by the fascist right wing — the most extreme elements of the right-wing opposition to the Bolivarian government — which has been trying to overthrow the government since April 1, sowing death, destruction and economic crisis throughout the country.Article 348 of the current Constitution establishes the right of the Executive Power to convene a Constituent Assembly. President Nicolás Maduro called for this on May 1, during the celebration of International Workers’ Day.The most significant aspect of this action is that the president summoned the sovereign power of the people, who will henceforth determine the future of the revolution. All power to the people!This concept is extremely important. It is not a law imposed from above, or merely a remedy for the crisis. It is the search for a profound transformation of the foundations of the revolution — from the economy, based until now on income from oil, to the transformation of structures of the state. This is the crucial importance of the development of this Constituent Assembly. This is what is at stake.In addition, the purpose of the Constituent Assembly is greater than seeking peace for the people confronted by fascist attacks. It seeks, among other things, to assure the achievements of the Bolivarian Revolution, by raising the constitutional level of the popular Missions that aid Venezuela’s poor as well as expanding the justice system to eliminate impunity for the rich and corrupt who commit crimes against the people and against the homeland in general — for example, corruption, smuggling, speculation, drug trafficking, etc.These are crimes that the right-wing oligarchy commits against the poor. They run the gamut from the theft of U.S. dollars to subsidized, preferential prices for importing essential products, to hoarding of food, medicine and other goods. This rampant criminality is the cause of the shortages, which are intended to create an atmosphere of despair among the masses, in the hope that wear and tear will cause the people to rebel against the Bolivarian government.Through a universal, direct, secret and free ballot, the July 30 vote will elect 364 candidates to represent the country’s territories as well as 173 for different sectors of the population. These sectors include workers, peasants, fisher people, students, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, retirees, small-business people, communes and communal councils. This representation of sectors is something very new and ensures the inclusion of the interests of each of these groups.Imperialist agendaThe counterrevolutionary right, however, does not act alone. Serving its true master, U.S. imperialism, the right has tried — without success — to reverse the Bolivarian process since Chávez’s ascension to power. We need to remember that the right followed up their failed coup of 2002 by sabotaging the oil industry in 2003. Well-known disbursements of huge sums of U.S. government money via the U.S. State Department and its agencies that promote destabilization on the continent, such as the National Endowment for Democracy and the U.S. Agency for International Development, have facilitated Venezuelan opposition organizations. A long list of hostile U.S. government policies toward Venezuela has been a constant, through all U.S. administrations, both Republican and Democratic.Since the Obama administration, these hostilities have been intensifying, reaching the point of attempting to intervene, even with military threats, against the Bolivarian Revolution.Key figures from the Venezuelan opposition have met with Trump and other U.S. politicians in order to intensify their efforts to oust President Maduro. Even Venezuelan right-wing politicians residing in the U.S. publicly and brazenly call for U.S. intervention.This activity came to rotten fruit in April, when the counterrevolution increased its attacks, which since then have been daily. They include burning buildings, destroying state properties that offer public services, such as mother-child centers, and unleashing destructive “guarimbas” — violent acts of sabotage. Attacking the police and the Bolivarian National Guard, the terrorists have been assassinating people who are perceived as Chavistas, shooting and even burning them alive — a macabre and cruel expression of their fascist character, similar to the KKK in the U.S. South.Now, the U.S. and right-wing agenda is to isolate Venezuela by accusing it of being undemocratic for convening the Constituent Assembly. Trump openly threatened to impose serious economic sanctions if the Bolivarian government carried out the Constituent vote. The U.S. president imposed sanctions on 13 senior government officials, military leaders and the nationalized oil company, the PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A.).The CIA has also announced that it’s working with the governments of Mexico and Colombia in the campaign against Venezuela. Panama and Peru are also part of this hostile conspiracy. The U.S.-led media disinformation campaign obscures the true terrorist and murderous face of the Venezuelan opposition, while distorting the highly democratic reality of the Chavista population, who are pursuing their sovereign and constitutional right to hold a Constituent Assembly.ExxonMobil and Wall Street are unwilling to overlook the existence of a Constituent Assembly that can defend the full right of the people to their sovereignty, defend the wealth of the nation for the welfare of the great masses — and not the profits of transnational monopolies — and establish a truly socialist base. Because of that, U.S. imperialism manipulates its puppet governments in the region, both inside and outside of Venezuela, as well as all organizations at the international level that respond to Yankee interests, especially the infamous Organization of American States through its right-wing secretary, General Luis Almagro.Measures such as cutting air travel to Venezuela have already been imposed. Colombia’s Avianca and Delta Airlines of the U.S. left hundreds of passengers stranded at the Caracas airport on July 26 when they ceased operations without prior notice.But U.S. sanctions do not end in Venezuela. The Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on July 27 passed the “Nica Act,” imposing sanctions on Nicaragua for its solidarity in support of the Venezuelan government.International support from the peopleHowever, the vote for the Constituent Assembly has aroused a higher commitment of solidarity on the part of revolutionary peoples. This includes the governments of the Caribbean countries — small in geographical terms — which have demonstrated with dignity their great courage, defending Bolivarian sovereignty by opposing imperialist interventionist maneuvers.Popular movements, especially in Latin America, have been very successful in defending the Bolivarian people’s right to self-determination. Pickets, forums, demonstrations, television and radio programs are continuing. Social networks are filled with messages and expressions of solidarity.All these movements have emphasized the relevance of the Bolivarian Revolution as an example of the awakening of the peoples. People are confronting the increased threats posed by capitalism in its decadent phase, which is nevertheless still virulent as it tries to recover losses due to the achievements of social movements.The same forces also see the success of the Constituent Assembly and the Bolivarian Revolution as their own triumph. Should there be, in the worst case, a defeat, they will view it as a setback for their own popular movements. And that’s why other peoples feel in their own skins the pain of the interventionist attacks of global capital.Yes to the Constituent Assembly! Forward! Long live the Bolivarian Revolution and international solidarity!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Follow the news on Libya ————————–29.02.2012 – Militia holding two British journalists urged to surrender them to competent authoritiesReporters Without Borders firmly condemns the continuing detention of two British TV journalists, reporter Nicholas Davies-Jones and cameraman Gareth Montgomery-Johnson, who were arrested in Tripoli on 21 February by a Misrata-based militia and are still being held by the same militia. According to Human Rights Watch, three Libyans who were accompanying the journalists were also arrested.The journalists, freelancers who mainly work for Iran’s state-owned English-language TV news station Press TV, were arrested by Saraya Swehli, a militia led by Faraj Swehli, while driving around Tripoli late at night taking photos, Human Rights Watch said.“These two journalists are being detained arbitrarily and in an utterly illegal manner,” Reporters Without Borders said. “They must be handed over to the competent Libyan authorities as a matter of urgency for examination of their situation. This state of anarchy and lawlessness has gone on too long.”The militia refused to surrender the journalists to the interior ministry on 26 February. Related documents Arabic versionPDF – 35.46 KB Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that two British journalists who work for Iran’s state-owned English-language TV station Press TV were released yesterday in Tripoli after being detained for nearly four weeks. Reporter Nicholas Davies-Jones and cameraman Gareth Montgomery-Johnson appeared at a news conference held by the interior ministry yesterday evening in Tripoli and were then driven to the British embassy.They and their two Libyan assistants were arrested in Tripoli on 21 February by Saraya Swehli, a Misrata-based militia led by Faraj Swehli. The militia said it detained them for filming at night, entering the country illegally and suspected espionage.After repeated requests, the militia finally handed the two journalists over to the interior ministry on 15 March. News March 19, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Interior ministry frees two British journalists employed by Iran’s Press TV News News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom RSF_en Organisation February 23, 2021 Find out more June 24, 2020 Find out more to go further LibyaMiddle East – North Africa December 17, 2019 Find out more LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul News
News June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts March 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders and the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (HRinfo) wrote today to the King of Saudi Arabia, Abdallah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, to request the release of blogger Ahmad Fouad al-Farhan, who has been held for the past month.Sign the petition to ask for his release News Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News Follow the news on Saudi Arabia Reporters Without Borders and the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (HRinfo) wrote today to the King of Saudi Arabia, Abdallah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, to request the release of blogger Ahmad Fouad al-Farhan, who has been held for the past month.Letter sent on 10 January to the King of Saudi Arabia, Abdallah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, by Reporters Without Borders General-Secretary Robert Ménard and HRinfo Executive-Director Gamal Eid.“Your Majesty,Reporters Without Borders, an international press freedom organisation, and the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, HRinfo, would like to share with you their concern about the case of Ahmad Fouad Al-Farhan, a blogger who has been held by your Ministry of Interior since 10 December.HRinfo issued a statement calling on the Saudi government to immediately release Mr. Farhan and to explain the reasons for his arbitrary detention. However, there has been no response from your government and our two organisations would like to know the reason for your government’s silence on this matter.US assistant secretary of state Sean McCormack raised this issue with your government during a visit to your Kingdom on 3 January. We recommend transparency as the best response and we hope for a positive evolution in this case, which has raised a considerable stir in the international blogosphere and in the media. An online protest staged by prominent organisations on 6 January was a great success and showed the level of blogosphere support for Mr. Farhan. Articles are being posted every day about his plight.It would be a shame if the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s image were to be marred by this arbitrary detention, in which there are no grounds for any charges, as the Ministry of Interior’s spokesman, Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, implicitly acknowledged when he said he had no additional information about the reasons for Mr. Farhan’s arrest.Access to more than 400,000 websites hosted in Saudi Arabia and abroad is currently blocked in the Kingdom, including websites specialising in human rights and civil liberties. Censorship is visible in Saudi Arabia and is openly defended in the name of the protection of Islamic moral obligations.We urge you to order Mr. Farhan’s immediate and unconditional release and to reiterate the undertakings you have given on the reforms initiated in the Kingdom, which is still considered to be one of the most repressive countries as regards Internet filtering policies. His release would be seen as evidence of your will to improve respect for free expression.We trust you will give our appeal your careful consideration.” Organisation News January 10, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Your Majesty, please release Ahmad Fouad Al-Fahran” to go further April 28, 2021 Find out more Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information More information- from Reporters without borders- from his friends- more vidéos- sign the petition to ask for his release Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say
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