Journalists attacked over coverage of crackdown on November 17 terrorist group

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders today voiced its concern about the recent attacks again Greek journalists and news organisations that have taken place against a backdrop of controversy about news coverage of the arrests of members of the November 17 terrorist group.”The use of violence against journalists is never justified,” ReportersWithout Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said, urging those who take issue with coverage of the November 17 arrests to voice their criticisms verbally in forums for public debate. “Those who accuse the press of bias on this issue should use democratic means to put their case.”On 2 October, some 20 helmeted individuals, apparently members of an anarchist group, attacked the Athens offices of the daily newspaper Apogevmatini, tossing Molotov cocktails and setting fire to several vehicles. The newspaper’s staff were at work at the time, but no one was hurt. The assailants all fled before the police arrived. The newspaper, whose owner Nikos Momfertos was murdered by November 17 in 1985, had come out clearly in favour of cracking down on the terrorist group, which hasclaimed responsibility for the deaths of a total of 23 Greek and foreignfigures since 1975.During a march on the US embassy in Athens on 26 September, protesters destroyed a truck belonging to the private television channel Mega, and caused minors injuries to a reporter and two technicians. Several news photographers and cameramen had their equipment destroyed. Messages of support for November 17 were found written on walls.On 13 September, about 30 presumed anarchist militants attacked TVjournalists filming outside the Athens home of Ioanas Kourtovic, a lawyer who is defending two of the detainees accused of being November 17 members.The assailants asked the journalists what they were doing there and accused them of biased coverage. They threw their cameras to the ground, hit the journalists, and then made off before the police arrived. GreeceEurope – Central Asia Greece’s new guidelines for policing protests threaten press freedom Organisation April 29, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information News News RSF_en center_img News June 2, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU October 7, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists attacked over coverage of crackdown on November 17 terrorist group Follow the news on Greece The Greek police must show journalists can trust it with their protection after one was murdered and another is threatened Receive email alerts GreeceEurope – Central Asia February 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Folk music talent to play at Batesville Library

first_imgBatesville, IN—Chicago’s “official” troubadour, Mark Dvorak will be performing in concert at the Batesville Memorial Library on Saturday at 7 pm.  Dvorak, a teaching artist at the Old Town School of folk music in Chicago,  will also be leading a folk jam and sing along at the library from 1 pm-2:30 pm.last_img

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Spurs going places – Holtby

first_img Press Association Holtby likens the Tottenham situation to the one Bayern Munich faced last season, when Jupp Heynckes managed to sustain a challenge on all fronts that eventually saw them complete a historic treble. “At Bayern Munich, everyone just did their work,” Holtby said. “The players were always patient and did their jobs for the team. “That’s why they won every title – and that’s how I see it here.” Holtby has no personal animosity towards Eriksen. Indeed, he has struck up a close personal friendship with the Dane, who was long touted as a potential Barclays Premier League player without anyone being willing to take a chance. “I get on very well with Christian,” Holtby said. “Off the pitch we do a lot of things. “On it when I get the opportunity I have to show that I can produce something. I need to keep working hard and putting on pressure. “It is going to be a very tough season because we have so many games. “I just saw the other day that we have eight games in December alone. People are going to get injured and we will need everyone.” The chances are Holtby will be back on the bench this weekend, though, when Chelsea visit White Hart Lane for a crucial Premier League encounter. While the result itself may not mean too much in terms of the title battle, a favourable outcome could generate a sense of belief in the Spurs camp that would push them a long way. “I don’t want to put that word in the mouth but we are aiming for very high things,” he said. “Chelsea is a massive game for us and a positive result can give us the confidence we need for the rest of the season. “We want to get in the top four. We want to play Champions League. That is the main aim.” In particular, the deadline-day arrival of Christian Eriksen from Ajax has closed off an avenue to Villas-Boas’ first-choice line-up, hence the Germany international’s selection for Tuesday night’s 4-0 Capital One Cup triumph at Aston Villa. Holtby could be forgiven for a sense of frustration at how events have conspired against him. He has no such feelings, though. Instead he is looking forward to the campaign with relish. “I wanted to come here,” he said. “I wanted to have this challenge. “I could have stayed at Schalke. I could have played there all the time. “But I wanted to fulfil my dream of playing for a top club in the Premier League. “I know Tottenham are going to do something big and I wanted to be part of it.” The 23-year-old quit Schalke for the lure of White Hart Lane in January. Holtby quickly established himself as a regular under Andre Villas-Boas, only for his status to be undermined by the huge amount of change Spurs have undergone to cope with the world-record exit of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. Lewis Holtby has no regrets about hitching a ride on the Tottenham bandwagon because he is convinced they are destined for the very top.last_img read more

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Super Cup: Essien in Chelsea squad to face Bayern Munich tonight

first_imgGhana midfielder Michael Essien has been named in the Chelsea squad to face European champions Bayern Munich take in Friday’s UEFA Super Cup in Prague.Essien has not played for Chelsea so far this season yet he was part of the squad that traveled with UEFA Europa League winners.The Ghanaian is expected to play a part in the Super Cup match even though he has not played for Chelsea so far this season.As Chelsea fly out to Prague to face Bayern Munich in the European Super Cup, stars Romelu Lukaku and Michael Essien enjoy the flight.The pair are yet to make their mark for the Blues this season but that is clearly not bothering the duo as they flick peace signs to the camera in the air.Jose Mourinho will be up against Pep Guardiola once again in the match, whilst the two teams will face each other for the first time since the dramatic Champions League final of 2012. Blues boss Mourinho has never lifted the Super Cup but if he succeeds this time round it will give Chelsea their second Super Cup, with the club having previously won it in 1998.Mourinho, who has restored John Terry to the starting lineup after he lost his automatic first-choice status under Benitez, has pointed to the pressure Guardiola is under to at least match last season’s historic achievements.While Bayern recovered to prevail in the following year’s decider against Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea redeemed themselves for a group stage exit with success in the UEFA Europa League, teeing up a shot at payback for Bayern at the Stadion Eden in Prague.last_img read more

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