Call for compensation after rebels ransack and loot Bangui media

first_img Organisation News News Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the irresponsible and unacceptable behaviour of members of the Seleka rebel coalition who have robbed or ransacked several news media since entering the capital, Bangui, three days ago.Rebel leaders have said they are trying to stop the looting.Reporters Without Borders calls on the most senior officials now in control in Bangui to order the return of stolen equipment and to organize compensation for media that have suffered damage.The press freedom organization has been trying to reach Seleka spokesman Christophe Gazam Betty by telephone, but so far without success. He is now communication minister in a new government of national unity.Momet Mathurin Constant Nestor, the editor of the privately-owned newspaper Le Confident, described to Reporters Without Borders and its Kinshasa-based partner organization, Journalist in Danger, how his newspaper was ransacked on 24 and 25 March.“The rebels have wiped out all my investments of the past 10 years,” he said. “It will be some time before I will be able to resume operating.” Referring to newly-ousted President Bozizé, he added: “I don’t know why they targeted me because neither I nor Le Confident were part of the Bozizé system.”Another local journalist said: “We are in the presence of vandals who are looting everything in their path.”Members of the Seleka rebel force also looted the UN radio station, Radio Ndeke Luka, taking one of its cars and five motorcycles, smashing office furniture and stealing at least two laptop computers. ID papers, money and other personal effects were taken from the station’s manager, Sylvie Panika.As a result, Radio Ndeke Luka was off the air on 24 and 25 March, but was able to resume broadcasting yesterday because its studios and transmitters survived unscathed.Privately-owned Radio Néhémie and the Bangui offices of the Institut Panos Paris were also looted.Reporters Without Borders is very concerned for the physical safety of journalists in the Central African Republic and their ability to work, and therefore urges Bangui’s new strongman, Michel Djotodia, to guarantee the media’s right to operate freely and safely. RSF_en News Photo : Members of the the Séléka coalition – AFP / Sia Kambou to go further Six years on, same unanswered questions about French journalist’s death in CAR Follow the news on Central African Republic Central African RepublicAfrica April 6, 2021 Find out more December 13, 2019 Find out more Central African RepublicAfrica News March 27, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for compensation after rebels ransack and loot Bangui media CAR policeman who shot reporter must be punished, RSF says Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information RSF decries arbitrary blocking of two CAR news websites May 13, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Sierra Madre Episcopal Church of the Ascension: From the Ministry Intern, Marianne Zahn, “2012 Lenten Series”

first_img 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. During the time at Ascension, it was noticed that a growing utilization of electronic resources and a greater internet presence. For some, there is some discomfort with, and perhaps even resistance to, the use of these modern technologies. But this discomfort is actually a good thing because wherever there is tension, it often means God is starting something new. Lent is a perfect time to shake up the assumptions and to see things in new ways. For the upcoming Lenten series, the church would like to step into that tension and explore with its members what God might be saying – not only through new media, but also in the culture at large. How might God be speaking to us in our ministries and relationships at Ascension?Even when there is a disagreement with the author’s opinions, there is that realization that there is still something that can be learned from books and other print media that present ideas that provoke its constituents. In the same way, its constituents can also learn to “read” the culture for deeper meaning even if its members don’t personally find entertainment value in the songs of Katy Perry or thevampire antics of TV’s True Blood. Each week of the series, the church will use clips and materials from one-of-five different areas of culture: music, film, TV, web media, and food as prompts for discussion.. Then in small groups, the church will reflect on ways that Scripture and church tradition might interact with these “cultural artifacts.” Finally, together there will be an attempt to discern what the interaction between the church’ religious heritage and theology and today’s culture might be calling the church members towards as individuals and/or as a church.If this sounds like a tall order, it is! But there is this hope that the members will join the church and help spark what should at least be some interestingconversations. The Lenten Series begins Wednesday, February 29th and continues through March 28th. Please see the calendar for location times.Sierra Madre Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 25 East Laurel Avenue, Sierra Madre, (626) 355-1133 or visit www.ascension-sierramadre.com. Subscribe More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Faith Essays & Inspirations Sierra Madre Episcopal Church of the Ascension: From the Ministry Intern, Marianne Zahn, “2012 Lenten Series” Published on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | 3:38 pm 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink Outside The Ordinary: 9 Gifts That Do All The Talking!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more