Fallon named as deputy chair of Tory party

first_img KCS-content whatsapp MICHAEL Fallon, a former government minister under John Major, was last night appointed as the deputy chairman of the Conservative party. He will replace Lord Ashcroft, the peer who resigned from the post earlier this week after publishing a withering critique of the Tory election campaign.Fallon, a well-respected MP who served as a whip for Margaret Thatcher, has been tipped for a big job since missing out in the race to become chairman of the Treasury select committee. Tory party sources said Fallon would be expected to defend the Conservative party in the media, now that government ministers are forced to tow a coalition line that has been pre-agreed with the Liberal Democrats. Fallon will work alongside Lady Warsi and Andrew Feldman, the joint chairmen of the Conservative party, who have both struggled to raise their profile in the media. “Michael’s experience across a range of government policy areas and political life will make him a real asset,” said David Cameron. Fallon stepped down as chairman of the Tullett Prebon remuneration committee in December last year. Wednesday 22 September 2010 8:23 pm Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comcenter_img whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Show Comments ▼ Share Fallon named as deputy chair of Tory party last_img read more

Boris Johnson re-selected

first_img whatsapp Boris Johnson re-selected Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Share KCS-content Boris Johnson was officially picked as the Conservative candidate for the 2012 London Mayoral elections yesterday. Incumbent mayor Johnson had already spoken publicly about his desire to run for re-election, and his official nomination was widely expected. He will now face Labour candidate and ex-mayor Ken Livingstone on the campaign trail. Johnson said after his selection by the Conservative Constituency Associations: “[W]e must ensure Ken Livingstone does not get the chance to take the city back to those miserable times.” Thursday 14 October 2010 9:45 pmcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Accor pledges debt reduction

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North Carolina considers online sports betting in new bill

first_img Topics: Sports betting Online sports betting Sports betting regulation North Carolina considers online sports betting in new bill Sports betting Lawmakers in North Carolina are to run the rule over a new bill that proposes legalizing online sports wagering in the US state. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Introduced in the state’s Senate by Senators Jim Perry and Paul Lowe, Senate Bill 688 would expand the North Carolina sports wagering market to allow online and mobile betting. Sports betting is currently only permitted via tribal operators. These licenses would enable operators to accept online bets on both professional and collegiate sports, as well as esports and amateur sports, such as the Olympic Games. Tags: SB 688 Licenses would cost $500,000, though this would be refunded in the event that an operator’s application is turned down. Permits would run for five years, after which operator would need to pay $100,000 to renew for a further five years. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 8th April 2021 | By Robert Fletcher SB 688 would allow the North Carolina State Lottery Commission to issue at least 10 interactive sports betting licenses to operators, but no more than 12 permits would be made available. Email Address Read the full story on iGB North America. Regions: North Carolinalast_img read more

Scotland vs Tonga November 2012 – Full Match

first_imgTuesday Nov 27, 2012 Scotland vs Tonga November 2012 – Full Match Full match replay of Tonga’s win over Scotland in AberdeenView match highlightsTime: 1:51:06Credit: lelostreamADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Full Matches Related Articles 52 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH: Umaga, Rokocoko, McAlister and… 54 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH: Lions upset world champion Springboks… 58 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH: Scotland and Samoa go down to… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Webster Terrace / TEAL

first_img Canada Products used in this ProjectFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCladding Supplier:Amos WoodEngineered Assemblies:Cladding SupplierAlumitech:Window SupplierCity:Halifax Regional MunicipalityCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Riley Smith PhotographerText description provided by the architects. Webster Terrace was a distinguished modern movement house built in three stages. It had an open plan living/dining/kitchen with a distinctive sloped ceiling extending into a mono slope cantilevered roof.Save this picture!© Riley Smith PhotographerThe Client wished to open the main floor as much as possible and build a second storey with two bedrooms, each with a bathroom. The main challenges were to:· add a second storey while keeping the house weather proof· ive even more presence to the spatial qualities of the large sloped ceiling planeSave this picture!© Riley Smith Photographer· insert new heating, cooling, power, plumbing, communications and entertainment systems· improve the energy performance of the envelope and systems· use contemporary, high performance materials with zero edge detailsSave this picture!© Riley Smith PhotographerTEAL’s response to the first challenge was to devise an ‘eye of the needle’ structural strategy that threaded the new steel structure through minimal openings in the roof, immediately sealing them the same day. The new floor is suspended over the existing sloped roof plane, creating a useful storage space underneath. The new upper deck is also structured to hover over the old roof Save this picture!Level 1Save this picture!© Riley Smith PhotographerThe second challenge was met by removing most of the walls on the main level, exposing the diagonally sloping ceiling plane even more than before and creating a set of wide stairs that serve as a gathering seats for entertainment. Save this picture!Level 2Save this picture!© Riley Smith PhotographerThe envelope of the existing house was stripped internally and both the old and new walls were insulated with high-performance spray foam. All windows are new, aluminum-framed with thermal breaks. Zero-edge glass detailing on the corners at both levels reveals stunning southern views of Halifax’s North-West Arm ocean inlet. The exterior cladding is a combination of zero-maintenance thermal wood and fiber cement panels with no exposed fasteners on the entire house.Save this picture!SectionThe landscape is zero maintenance river pebbles, allowing maximum permeability for the site.The house was a daring and contemporary form in its younger days and it has been rejuvenated with expanded spaces with improved access to views, a sleek twenty-first-century form and materials detailed in the most minimal manner Save this picture!© Riley Smith PhotographerProject gallerySee allShow less99% Invisible Recalls the Unknown Arts Awards of the Olympic GamesArchitecture NewsTreepedia – MIT Maps and Analyses Tree Coverage in Major CitiesArchitecture News Share CopyHouses•Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada Structural Engineer: Webster Terrace / TEAL Webster Terrace / TEALSave this projectSaveWebster Terrace / TEAL Year:  JETCO Contracting Inc “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867882/webster-terrace-teal Clipboard Manufacturers: EQUITONE, Thermalwood, VaproShield General Contractor: Campbell Comeau Engineering Limited Houses Photographscenter_img Save this picture!© Riley Smith Photographer+ 19 Share ArchDaily Architects: TEAL Area Area of this architecture project Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs:  Riley Smith Photographer Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Subcontractor: CopyAbout this officeTEALOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHalifax Regional MunicipalityCanadaPublished on April 23, 2017Cite: “Webster Terrace / TEAL” 23 Apr 2017. 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Hit by the capitalist crisis, ‘youth globally are fighting back’

first_imgBen CarrollWW photo: Brenda RyanFollowing is a talk by Ben Carroll of the Durham, N.C., branch of Workers World Party to WWP’s National Conference in November.It’s incredibly exciting to be here, given all the tremendous developments in the struggle, the fightback that is building across the globe and the role that young workers are playing in this. Before I get into talking more about some of these, I want to first discuss some of the ways that this crisis is impacting young people.One of the most profound symptoms of this capitalist crisis is the staggering levels of youth unemployment around the world and the desperate situation that this has thrown an entire generation into. At the end of 2010, there were around 80 million young people across the globe who were unemployed, according to the U.N. Youth unemployment is around 40 percent throughout much of Europe, 50 percent in Egypt and Tunisia, and hovers in the 40 percent to 50 percent range for many countries. Here in the U.S., the most recent unemployment statistics show that youth employment is around 20 percent overall, and stands at an almost unfathomable 50 percent for Black youth.And these are all the official statistics, which we know are deliberately manipulated lower and don’t account for those who are underemployed, working part time when they need a full-time job, who have given up looking for a job altogether, or prison labor.To a greater and greater extent, young people are faced largely with three options: work a low-wage job with no benefits, join the ranks of the unemployed or get locked up in prison. A whole generation is being shut out of the workforce altogether, and this shows the severity of the present crisis of the capitalist system.The austerity measures and budget cuts being adopted by state and local governments around the country have put every social service on the chopping block, all of which were won through struggle. Education is being hit particularly hard, as schools are closed or privatized or charterized, teachers and education workers are laid off, the growth of the school-to-prison pipeline, tuition at community colleges and universities is soaring through the roof. And the banks cannibalize the public treasury and force students to mortgage away our futures with student loans if we want to get an education. This is because education for the masses of young people, and particularly African-American and Latino and Latina youth, is regarded as unnecessary by the ruling class.Whatever last thin veils remained that hid or obscured the barbarity, the injustice and the inhumanity of the capitalist system have been lifted, revealing all the contradictions, racism, sexism and bigotry of this system more and more with each day.This is what has led billionaire Mayor Bloomberg, the International Monetary Fund, and many other capitalist pundits and media to issue warnings about what Bloomberg Businessweek magazine termed “the youth unemployment bomb.” And around the world there are signs that this bomb is beginning to explode.An international fightback is beginning to bubble up that in many cases is being led or initiated by young people, and while each has a different political character, all are set against the backdrop of the global capitalist crisis.In many ways, it began in Tunisia and Egypt with uprisings that toppled the U.S.-backed dictatorships in those countries and took aim at mass unemployment there.In Spain, demonstrations were held on May 15 across the country against austerity and mass unemployment, which stands at 20 percent generally and 45 percent for young people. They escalated into occupations of squares in cities across the country that lasted for nearly a month. At one point, there were demonstrations in over 150 cities. Young people there began referring to themselves as “los indignados,” the generation without a future, which really speaks to the condition of young people across the globe. They have continued to hold assemblies in many of the major cities in Spain that have been defending people’s homes when there are attempted evictions or moving people back into their homes after they have been foreclosed.In Greece, where the attacks on the workers and the austerity are perhaps the most severe and the fightback the most developed at this stage, young people have played a pivotal role in mobilizing and supporting the general strikes which have been called in response to the attacks, the most recent of which was last week. The student section of the All Workers Militant Front, the union associated with the Greek Communist Party, has led walkouts of high schools and universities to support the strikes. And more than 50,000 young people also organized an occupation outside of Parliament in Athens at the time of the square occupations in Spain last June.In August, 2011, the U.K. was rocked by an uprising against state repression, racism, high unemployment and austerity that was led by young people, particularly Black and immigrant youth.In Chile, students have been on strike for several months, shutting down the university system there to demand free education, and have united with copper workers who have been on strike, as well as other unions and sectors.Now this fightback has spread to the U.S. From Wisconsin earlier this year, where young people played a pivotal role in building and maintaining the occupation of the state Capitol against the attacks on collective bargaining and other cuts, to all the young people throughout the country who took to the streets to stop the murder of Troy Davis, and now Occupy Wall Street.Occupy Wall Street erupted, sweeping the country like wildfire and giving popular expression to the outrage that so many feel. It has channeled the hopelessness and desperation from all the attacks and mass unemployment into political action that is developing an anti-capitalist character. While contradictory, it is radicalizing and bringing in a whole new layer of people, in particular young people, who are in motion, want to fight back and are, by and large, uncommitted ideologically.It is opening space to revolutionary ideas and to break through the isolation and alienation of our generation. The struggle is a great teacher, and we must be there to summarize the lessons and advance an anti-capitalist program and help to develop revolutionary class consciousness and solidarity. The last I looked, there were solidarity actions being organized in nearly 150 cities, and this past Wednesday nearly 100 colleges held walkouts in solidarity with the big labor march here in the city. In North Carolina alone, last weekend eight different occupation events were organized across the state, and more cities have held assemblies and other formations since then.This is a tremendously important and exciting development that, while still in its early stages, is building rapidly, developing anti-capitalist and class consciousness among a broad section of society, and putting thousands upon thousands of people across the country in motion against the banks and the big capitalists. Who knows where exactly this will go, but this development, along with events internationally, is an encouraging sign of the prospects for the fightback against the capitalist crisis.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

‘Colombian peace process must go forward’

first_imgSeveral members of U.S. delegation with FARC representatives.WW photo: Berta Joubert-CeciBelow is a statement issued on April 20 by a fact-finding delegation that traveled to Cuba to assess the peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP. International Action Center representatives Martha Grevatt and Berta Joubert-Ceci were part of the 33-member delegation.Thirty-three activists traveled to Havana, Cuba, on April 11-18 to participate in a fact-finding delegation concerning the Colombia Peace Negotiations taking place there. The participants were from several U.S. states — Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas — as well as Colombia, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. Some represented the National Lawyers Guild, the International Action Center, and the Task Force on the Americas. The delegation went under the auspices of the Alliance for Global Justice.The current Colombian peace negotiations began in October of 2012, after representatives of the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) agreed on a framework to end the conflict and achieve a lasting peace. There are five agenda items: 1) comprehensive rural development, 2) political participation, 3) illegal drugs, 4) rights of victims and 5) the end of the conflict. The negotiators have reached partial agreement on the first three items. The current round of negotiations is addressing items four and five.The delegation met separately with negotiators from FARC-EP and the Colombian government, as well as the sub-commissions on gender and on victims. They also met with representatives of the two guarantor countries — Norway and Cuba. As a result, the delegates are now informed about the process of the negotiations.Estimates of the victims of the conflict range from 1.5 million to over 6 million. More than 90,000 people have disappeared, over 220,000 have been killed, 80 percent of them civilians, and as many as 6 million people have been internally displaced, the majority women and children.The U.N. has estimated that paramilitaries with ties to the government and transnational corporations have committed over 80 percent of the casualties.The delegation agreed that the peace process must go forward. According to delegate Pamela Brubaker, “We have become convinced, after a week of intense discussions, of the urgent need to implement a bilateral ceasefire between the negotiating parties.” Martha Grevatt spoke for the group saying, “We stand in solidarity with the people of Colombia — women, campesinos, students, unions, LGBT — who have come together in organizations and movements with a vision of a new Colombia, built on a foundation of equality, social justice and a lasting peace. This is what the majority in ­Colombia wants.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

National FFA Convention Staying in Indy Through 2031

first_img SHARE SHARE Previous articleIndiana Farm Expo Wednesday Schedule of EventsNext articleSenate Passes Farm Bill, House Consideration Expected Wednesday Eric Pfeiffer Home Indiana Agriculture News National FFA Convention Staying in Indy Through 2031 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter The National FFA Organization announced today that its National FFA Convention & Expo will be staying in Indianapolis through 2031.“We are proud to keep the National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis,” Mark Poeschl, the National FFA chief executive officer, said. “The city has extended its very best brand of Hoosier hospitality to our members for many years, and we are very pleased that our convention will remain here through 2031.”The annual national convention and expo, which has been held in Indianapolis since 2016, hosts more than 67,000 attendees from across the country. The event was estimated to have an economic impact of $39.8 million for Indianapolis during 2018.The national convention and expo utilizes downtown venues, including Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Lucas Oil Stadium, the Indiana Convention Center, the Indiana State Fairgrounds and event hotels.“The National FFA Convention & Expo, much like the National FFA headquarters, is right at home here in Indiana,” said Gov. Eric Holcomb. “Indiana is ready and committed to support this event and welcome with open arms the 67,000 FFA members and guests who will come to our capital city each of the next nine years. Today’s news confirms that Indiana’s reputation is strong and growing stronger, and I appreciate FFA’s commitment to build on our already-robust agricultural heritage in the coming years.”“We are so excited that the National FFA has chosen to keep its convention in Indianapolis through 2031,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, who also serves as Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “With Indiana’s strong agricultural tradition, it is always inspiring to meet students who are passionate about getting involved in agriculture or pursuing careers in agriculture-related fields. We look forward to welcoming the thousands of attendees who will attend the organization’s annual week-long event and engaging with students and businesses who are helping shape the future of agriculture.”During the national convention, in addition to attending workshops, participating in competitive events and attending general sessions, members also participate in National Days of Service, where they give back to the community.“Indianapolis is excited to welcome back the National FFA Convention & Expo through 2031,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “Not only does this commitment create an estimated $39.8 million in annual economic impact for Central Indiana, but attendees from across the state and around the globe uplift our residents through community projects each year. There is so much success on the horizon for Indianapolis and I’m thrilled the FFA Convention will continue to be a part of that story.”The National FFA Convention took place in Kansas City, Mo., from 1928-98. Louisville then hosted the event from 1999 to 2005, with Indianapolis being the host city from 2006-12. In 2009, the organization announced the national convention and expo would rotate every three years between Indianapolis and Louisville, with Louisville hosting the event 2013-15 and Indianapolis hosting the event 2016-18. In 2015, the decision was made to move the convention back to Indianapolis from 2016-24.As the membership of the organization has grown so has the attendance of the national convention and expo. Following the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo, the National FFA Board of Directors opened a bid process for cities wanting to host the national convention and expo beginning in 2025. The final decision was between Atlanta and Indianapolis.“Our members and guests feel at home in Indiana,” Poeschl said, “and they share our enthusiasm for the city that FFA calls home.”“Visit Indy, the City of Indianapolis, and the State of Indiana have an outstanding partnership with the National FFA Organization,” said Leonard Hoops, president and CEO of Visit Indy. “We’re honored to host this event and look forward to delivering a great experience for FFA student members, advisors, and families for the next 13 years and many years to come.”The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 669,989 student members who belong to one of 8,630 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 459,514 alumni members in 2,236 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.Source: National FFA Organization National FFA Convention Staying in Indy Through 2031 By Eric Pfeiffer – Dec 11, 2018 last_img read more

Police harass journalists covering Tunisia protests

first_img December 26, 2019 Find out more January 12, 2018 Police harass journalists covering Tunisia protests RSF_en “These media freedom violations by representatives of the security forces are unacceptable in a democratic country such as Tunisia,” said Yasmine Kacha, the head of RSF’s North Africa bureau. “Journalists must be able to freely cover the protests currently taking place in Tunisia. We call on the authorities not to obstruct their work.” Receive email alerts Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Tunisia Review reporter Nadim Bouamoud’s telephone was seized by a police officer on 7 January while he was providing live video coverage of one of the protests in the anti-austerity campaign, whose slogan is “Fech nestannew” (What are we waiting for?). Tunisia is ranked 97th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsProtecting sources TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsProtecting sources Help by sharing this information to go further The wave of protests against austerity measures and cost of living increases began just days ahead the 7th anniversary of the Tunisian revolution. More protests erupted in Tebourba on 9 January after a man was killed there in clashes with the police the day before. Newscenter_img News Follow the news on Tunisia Mathieu Galtier, a French reporter for the Paris-based daily Libération, received an unexpected visit by police officers at his Tunis home yesterday, one day after he went to Tebourba, a city 30 km west of the capital, to cover a new outbreak of protests.Without showing any supporting document, the police made him accompany them to a police station where they questioned him for nearly an hour before letting him go. They tried above all to get him to provide information about his contacts.“I was very surprised that they came looking for me at my home and I was shocked by the fact that National Guard representatives asked me, in a very explicit and direct manner, for the names of the persons I had talked to in Tebourba,” Galtier told RSF. RSF invites reporters covering the protests to read its recommendations entitled “For a better dialogue between journalists and police officers.” Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns police harassment of journalists covering a ten-day-old wave of anti-austerity protests in Tunisia. The pressure has included the brief detention and interrogation of one reporter and the confiscation of another’s phone. News Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists November 11, 2020 Find out more News Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder November 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more