Thugs threaten to kill journalist, what are authorities doing?

first_img RSF_en November 15, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Thugs threaten to kill journalist, what are authorities doing? “Unpatriotic Citizens, Read this Tobaski warning. It is left to you to make a choice. You choose to live or die. You must take one. I know that you know what my name Mofala means in your own language Mandinka. You are stubborn fucking guys who want to destroy the image of the APRC Government and our affectionate President Yahya Jammeh. You think that you can apply for permit to bring the Tnisian,Egypt, Algeria,Seria and Libya situation here. I will come with my team of patriotic killers who kill for the love of our country and our president. The police are not the best guys to deal with you. I have stepped in voluntarily to kill all of you and if you deny this just ignore my warning. I know that you are dealing with Gambian dissidents abroad, but you will not survive it at all. For the fact that your stupid colleagues who called themselves Journalists give me your email addresses shows that you are easy to finish. (…) We will get all of you and slaughter you like Tobaski Rams. We will come for you without any further information. We will fuck you to death soon. None of you will escape. From Mofala Jato and his team of patriotic killers.”See below a screenshot of the threatening message. News July 23, 2019 Find out more Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom GambiaAfrica News January 27, 2020 Find out more —–26.10.2012 – Two journalists threatened with death in hostile e-mailsReporters Without Borders is deeply concerned by death threats received in e-mails yesterday by the journalists Baboucarr Ceesay and Abubaccar Saidykhan, against whom charges of conspiracy and inciting violence were dropped earlier this week.“The conditions that journalists face in Gambia have deteriorated to alarming extent,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Since August this year, Yahya Jammeh, a predator of freedom of information, has been increasing judicial and administrative pressure on journalists working for independent news organizations”.“Encouraged by these methods, the Gambian president’s supporters are prepared to resort to murder when journalists dare to criticize the government. We urge the authorities to call a halt to their campaign to undermine the credibility of the media and to guarantee journalists the safety they deserve, starting immediately by opening a proper investigation into the threats received by Baboucarr Ceesay and Abubaccar Saidykhan”. Organisation GambiaAfrica Help by sharing this information Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder News Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Follow the news on Gambia News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by an increase in threats and intimidation attempts against freelance journalist Abubacarr Saidykhan, who – along with Daily News reporter Baboucarr Ceesay, the Gambian Press Union’s vice-president – already received death threats by email in October.After talking to Saidykhan, Reporters Without Borders is amazed that the presence of police who are supposed to protect him has had no deterrent effect on those responsible for the threats, and calls on the authorities to accept that they have a duty to take effective action.Saidykhan has been under close watch for weeks by unidentified men often stationed outside his home. Two days ago, a car pulled up next to Saidykhan as he was standing at this gate, and one of the four men inside addressed him as follows:“We told you that we would come for you without any further warning. We have learned that you are a very stubborn journalist. The next time we meet you, your head will be hammered by one of our patriotic killers. Just continue to ignore our warnings.”“The increase in the threats received by Saidykhan is symptomatic of the decline in the situation of the media in Gambia since August,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “The boldness of these ‘patriotic killers’ – supporters of President Yahya Jammeh bent on using death threats to terrorize journalists – is indicative of the impunity and protection they enjoy.”Deloire added: “We call on the authorities, who have been given a description of the vehicle and its licence plate number, to take all necessary stops to identify the passengers. A failure to react would show that these thugs were sent by the government and that Saidykhan is on his own and has no effective protection.”Shortly before he was shot dead in December 2004, Deyda Hydara, the editor of The Point and correspondent of Agence France-Presse and Reporters Without Borders, received similar threats to the ones that Saidykhan has been getting. Photo : Baboucarr Ceesay et Abubaccar Saidykhan Related documents Death threats PDFPDF – 693.1 KB to go further The two journalists were arrested and charged in early September after calling for a peaceful demonstration against a wave of executions of prisoners ordered by Jammeh in August. Each received the following e-mail yesterday: August 6, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Pasadena Company Promotes Blogging as a Way to Popularize Your Brand

first_img More Cool Stuff Make a comment 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it A Pasadena-based company has recently started offering others a chance to tell their stories online through blogging while learning how to popularize their own brand.Mike Brown, known as the Blogging Buddha and founder of the website with the same name, explained in a statement last week that his site provides a full tutorial on how to start and maintain a blog, as well as how to create an online presence and gather a following of dedicated readers.“Creating a blog isn’t difficult for anyone who has spent a lot of time online. Unfortunately, not everyone has and it can be a bit frustrating for someone new to the world of blogging to know where and how to being,” Brown said in the media release. “There’s definitely something for everyone to learn when it comes to WordPress blogging.”The Blogging Buddha guide, which targets beginners and his free, provides step by step instructions for creating a blog on WordPress, a popular open-source content management system often used for blogging and websites. It includes information on a drag-and-drop builder that comes with free themes, a domain registration and a hosting account with site administrative email.“I think we’ve covered all the angles to give you the best possible chance at launching a powerful, successful blog that will have people actively looking for you to continue reading your story,” Brown said in the statement. He calls the guide on his website a “one-stop shop for all new bloggers.”For more, see First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Business News 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. Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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 Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Pasadena Company Promotes Blogging as a Way to Popularize Your Brand From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, August 29, 2016 | 2:11 pmlast_img read more