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It was a painful evening for Canada as the Springboks ran riot in Kobe Fancy dress: Fans enjoy the action in Kobe (Getty Images)Back the Boks came, though. Schalk Brits battling his way over from a couple of metres out despite the attentions of a handful of defenders – not bad for a 38-year-old – and Damian Willemse finishing off a sweeping backs move that left Canada short of defenders.Frans Malherbe took the try count into double figures with a close-range finish after Siya Kolisi had made ground down the left.Canada will no doubt try to build on the positives from an improved second-half performance that prevented the Boks from taking this scoreline to three figures, which at one point looked possible. However, with a short turnaround before their final game against Namibia on Sunday, the African side will fancy their chances of picking up a first World Cup win.Star ManDamian Willemse showed some lovely touches at full-back and Cobus Reinach certainly took his chance in the No 9 shirt, scoring three tries in ten minutes and bringing pace and energy to the Springboks attack. Yet RG Snyman was the one who stood out for us – and not just because he’s probably a good head taller than everyone else on the pitch. TAGS: Canada Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Just a caveman carrying the ball like a boss! RG Snyman Reinach finishes it off and that’s the quickest bonus point of the 2019 Rugby World Cup#RWC2019 #ITVRugby pic.twitter.com/m7znV98N9B— ITV Rugby (@ITVRugby) October 8, 2019As well as all his work in the tight – especially at the lineout – the second-row made huge gains with ball in hand, breaking the Canadian defensive line with ease and playing a big role in the build-up to the first-half tries for Damian De Allende and Reinach’s second.Related: Rugby World Cup TV CoverageThe ReactionSouth Africa coach Rassie Erasmus: “In the first half we were clinical and decisive, especially with a bunch of guys who haven’t played a lot in the last four or five weeks. We conceded only one penalty in the first half, but the second half started badly with five penalties in five minutes. So it was a solid performance, especially in the first half.”Canada coach Kingsley Jones: “The way the Springboks started took us by surprise. Their pace and physicality we couldn’t deal with. There was a lot of thinking in the sheds at half-time. There wasn’t a lot we could do about the first 40 minutes. The only thing we could change was the second 40 minutes and I thought the boys fought admirably with 14 players.”The TeamsSouth Africa: Damian Willemse; Warrick Gelant, Damian De Allende (Handre Pollard 62), Frans Steyn, S’busiso Nkosi; Elton Jantjies, Cobus Reinach (Herschel Jantjies 52); Thomas du Toit (Steven Kitshoff 54), Schalk Brits (Malcolm Marx 58), Vincent Koch (Frans Malherbe 54), RG Snyman, Franco Mostert, Siya Kolisi (captain), Kwagga Smith, Francois Louw.Tries: De Allende 2, Nkosi 6, Reinach 10, 18, 20, Gelant 28, Steyn 40, Brits 55, Willemse 66, Malherbe 73. Cons: Jantjies 8.Canada: Andrew Coe; Jeff Hassler, Conor Trainor, Ciaran Hearn (Guiseppe du Toit 75), DTH Van Der Merwe; Peter Nelson (Shane O’Leary 63), Phil Mack (Jamie Mackenzie 56); Hubert Buydens (Djustice Sears-Duru h-t), Andrew Quattrin (Benoit Piffero 56), Jake Ilnicki (Matt Tierney h-t), Evan Olmstead, Kyle Baillie (Josh Larsen 13), Lucas Rumball, Matt Heaton, Tyler Ardron (captain, Michael Sheppard 56-75).Try: Heaton 47. Con: Nelson.Red card: Larsen 36min.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. 2019 Rugby World Cup: South Africa 66-7 CanadaHead-to-headPlayed – 3South Africa wins – 3Canada wins – 0Did You Know?South Africa secured the fastest four-try bonus point at RWC 2019 so far, doing so inside 18 minutes against Canada.Cobus Reinach scored the earliest hat-trick in World Cup history, crossing three times in the first quarter.DTH van der Merwe reached 15 World Cup appearances to set a new Canada record, overtaking Rod Snow and Jamie Cudmore.Related: Rugby World Cup FixturesEarly doors: Damian De Allende scores in the second minute against Canada (Getty Images)In A NutshellCarnage. This match needs only a one-word summary. Forget Tier One and Tier Two, this was more like a game played between teams from different stratospheres such was the gulf in class between South Africa and Canada in the first half.Yes, Canada rallied in the second half to stem the flow, but the game was already lost by that point.Inside the first quarter, the Springboks wrapped up the bonus point and Cobus Reinach scored a hat-trick as they started at a ferocious pace. It was almost as if the Boks had entered the 100m sprint while the Canadians had pitched up thinking it was the marathon.It was bad enough that they had conceded six tries in half an hour – their defence extremely poor at times – but just as Canada had their first sniff of a try and built pressure of their own in the opposition 22, Josh Larsen steamed into a ruck to clear out Thomas du Toit.Seeing red: Josh Larsen was sent off shortly before half-time (Getty Images)Not only did he illegally enter from the side but he connected with the neck of the Bok prop. A red card and Canada were down to 14 men for the rest of the game.The Boks started at warp speed to score within two minutes, Damian De Allende going over after a strong carry from RG Snyman. Soon after Kwagga Smith put S’busiso Nkosi over in the corner with a neat offload.Then came Reinach’s hat-trick. He scored three tries in ten minutes and the first was the pick of the bunch… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Fast show: Cobus Reinach runs in the first of his tries (Getty Images) Oh Reinach, that is perfection The old chip and charge from the scrum-half and that’s three tries in 10 minutes for the Boks #RCW2019 #ITVRugby pic.twitter.com/PJtHDEG2SM— ITV Rugby (@ITVRugby) October 8, 2019Warrick Gelant got the sixth when beating three defenders in a tight space to score in the corner.Then finally Canada made a break. Phil Mack started things off in his own 22 before Evan Olmstead released Jeff Hassler and the wing broke into the South Africa half. The Boks conceded a penalty, Canada kicked for the corner and got close to the line before Larsen’s shoulder stepped in to abruptly end that momentum.The final play of the half probably summed up the evening for Canada, Frans Steyn picking off Mack’s pass from a quick tap near the line and scoring probably the simplest try of his career. It was 47-0 at the break and the omens looked ominous for Canada.There was a renewed vigour to the team in red at the start of the second period, a desire to salvage a semblance of pride. In fact, you could say they played better with 14 men – and they did get an early try. Hassler cut a nice line following a lineout maul and Matt Heaton then finished things off from close range.
The point is to make sure hospitals have space for those who get sick.Ariel Skelley The Anatomy of Fear By Matthew McQueen, Director, Public Health Program and Associate Professor of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder, The ConversationAnywhere from 20% to 60% of the adults around the world may be infected with the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19. That’s the estimate from leading epidemiological experts on communicable disease dynamics. Even the best-case scenario using those numbers means nearly 40,000,000 adults will be infected in the United States alone.Some people may start to feel fatalistic in the face of those kinds of statistics. There are no vaccines and no specific treatments for people who get sick. What’s the point of fighting something that’s bound to happen anyway? Why not just let the epidemic run its course?But public health officials and medical professionals have been advocating for rapid and decisive efforts to reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 as much and as early as possible.The goal is to “flatten the curve.” Rather than letting the virus quickly rampage through the population and burn itself out fast, the idea is to spread all those infections out over a longer period of time.Flattening the curve is another way of saying buying more time.Yes, it would potentially prolong the epidemic. But in doing so, public health agencies and the health care infrastructure gain invaluable time to respond to the crisis.Most importantly, “flattening the curve” provides an opportunity to significantly reduce deaths from COVID-19.On the steep rise of the epidemic curve, especially when testing capacity is lacking, there is a tremendous burden on health care providers – many of whom will fall ill themselves and be forced to self-isolate, becoming unable to provide care for those in need. At the same time, there is immense pressure placed on health care facilities where demand for patient care will outpace capacity – things like the number of hospital beds, ventilators and so on – for a significant amount of time.So yes, even if every person on Earth eventually comes down with COVID-19, there are real benefits to making sure it doesn’t all happen in the next few weeks.How, then, can people “flatten the curve” via reducing transmission of the coronavirus? At present, with many regions of the United States and other countries seeing community members spreading COVID-19 locally, the world has entered a phase of mitigation to complement efforts to contain its spread.As a result, we’re left with an old but quite effective strategy: social distancing. It means staying out of close contact in crowded public places, avoiding mass gatherings and maintaining space – approximately six feet – between yourself and others when possible.Social distancing requires changes in how people work, live and interact with each other. It may require canceling or avoiding big events, limiting nonessential travel and rescheduling conferences. Traditional classroom instruction may have to move to online delivery – already happening in some colleges and universities, though less easy to do for K-12 schools.Social distancing means things like games being played in stadiums empty of fans. / Michel SpinglerTo be clear, social distancing comes with a substantial economic cost as people aren’t engaged in the same work and life activities that fuel the economy as they were just a month or two ago. As a result, public health and government officials are faced with balancing the public health push to “flatten the curve” with desires to minimize the impact on the economy.As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, public health experts across the world are collecting data and communicating information as fast as possible in an attempt to provide health care providers, research laboratories, public health agencies and policymakers with the knowledge they need to respond to the emerging threat. In the meantime, one of the most important things individuals can do for our collective public health is to listen to the experts and follow their advice.World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom recently commented that “We need to remember that with decisive, early action, we can slow down the virus and prevent infections.” We’re not going to stamp out COVID-19. But by not just throwing up our hands and giving up, people can help address the crisis early, preventing COVID-19 from overwhelming the health care system’s capacity to respond effectively.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Construction Company:Escale GestãoCity:Jardim CanadaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Felipe AraujoRecommended ProductsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. Loft da Alma Feminina, raised by architect Simone Pedreschi for Casa Cor Ribeirão Preto. Or the main point of this project was to integrate with the external area, a fully flexible project to open to the outside, separated by large openings, allowing light and natural ventilation for space and a garden of contemplation and meditation in its surroundings. Or that offers a quiet and pleasant refugee.Save this picture!© Felipe AraujoSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Felipe AraujoAnd I was thinking of a totally original and visible architectural element for whom arrives, inviting us to enter and explore its interior, that we propose a minimalist facade marked by 4 sturdy pillars that provide a clear understanding gives form for this space, make possible the access to a royal architecture work, no exaggerations. In this way, these elements portray the strength and determination of this woman, which defines where you want to cheat and which is modeled in any context of your environment.Save this picture!© Felipe AraujoIt is a project without any surpluses with neutral tonalities, which serve as a basis for qualification decorating style. Therefore, in the internal part of the Loft, a feminine essay presented with delicacy in the cores and textures two woven in tons of rose, with two decorative objects, do not charge two hand-painted metallics, porcelain, and ceramic, and finally, in the flowers, which trace a special touch for the atmosphere.Save this picture!© Felipe AraujoProject gallerySee allShow lessEvolution Wellness Centre / ISSADESIGNSelected ProjectsAtelier Lapidus House / Arrhov Frick ArkitektkontorSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Av. Carlos Consoni, 60 – Jardim Canada, Ribeirão Preto – SP, 14024-270, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Loft “COPY” Simone Pedreschi Loft da Alma Feminina / Simone Pedreschi Arquitetura “COPY” Save this picture!© Felipe Araujo+ 30Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924275/loft-da-alma-feminina-simone-pedreschi-arquitetura Clipboard ArchDaily Area: 60 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Brazil CopyLoft•Jardim Canada, Brazil Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Cosentino, ACB Casa, Aline Bergson, Arter Atelier, Breton, Casa Affonso, Casa rara, Deca, Design da Tora, Google, Hunter Douglas, Kerakoll Brasil, Lucenera, Marmoraria Sertanezina, Neoside, Tecnofeal, Tintas Coral, Tropicália Paisagismo Photographs Projects Architects: Simone Pedreschi Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924275/loft-da-alma-feminina-simone-pedreschi-arquitetura Clipboard Lead Architect: Loft da Alma Feminina / Simone Pedreschi ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveLoft da Alma Feminina / Simone Pedreschi Arquitetura 2019 Year: Photographs: Felipe Araujo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSimone Pedreschi ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftCASA CORJardim CanadaCASACORBrazilPublished on September 05, 2019Cite: “Loft da Alma Feminina / Simone Pedreschi Arquitetura” [Loft da Alma Feminina / Simone Pedreschi Arquitetura] 05 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Institute of Fundraising seeks volunteer members for five of its committees Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising Law / policy Volunteers The Institute of Fundraising is inviting its members to join one of the five key committees that advise its Trustee Board and which help guide the work and direction of the Institute.It placed the invitation in the context of the changes it has undergone in the past year in the context of developments in the self-regulation of fundraising. It referenced in particular its merger with the Public Fundraising Association, which is now expected to take place next month.The membership body for fundraisers in the UK is in the process of consulting with its individual, organisational and corporate members about its future strategic priorities. Members can view its draft strategy for 2016-2020 and respond to it.The five “key committees” it is inviting new members for are:Finance and Resources CommitteeLearning and Development CommitteeNominations CommitteePolicy Advisory BoardStandards Advisory BoardThe deadline for applications is midday on Monday 15 August 2016. 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. 52 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Howard Lake | 28 July 2016 | News 51 total views, 1 views today Advertisement
Mumia Abu-Jamal met with Jeralynn Blueford and Adam Blueford, the parents of Alan Blueford, when they traveled to Pennsylvania on Oct. 29 to build support for justice for their son, Alan. The African-American youth was killed by Miguel Masso of the Oakland Police Department in California on May 6.The Bluefords traveled with Jack Bryson, who got involved in the struggle against police repression when Oscar Grant, another African-American youth, was killed on a Bay Area Rapid Transit platform there by the BART police in 2009. Bryson’s two sons were on the platform with Grant when he was killed.The visit was organized by Sandra Jones, a death-penalty abolitionist and assistant professor of sociology at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J.Workers World spoke with the Bluefords, Bryson and Jones about the visit with Abu-Jamal, long-time political prisoner, award-winning journalist and former death-row inmate in Pennsylvania.Workers World: Why did you want to meet with Mumia?Jack Bryson: I read all his books and look at him as the Messiah of the movement. In thinking about everything he has been through, who better to comfort and advise the Bluefords?Jeralynn Blueford: I read up on his case. He experienced what I’ve been going through to the tenth power.Adam Blueford: I knew he’s been struggling for justice for many years. Through our struggle, I thought I could learn something from him.WW: What impressed you most about Mumia?A. Blueford: [Mumia’s] heart. He was such a pleasant individual, and me being a religious person, him saying “God is love” is something I brought home with me. His knowledge and his willingness to help.J. Blueford: His calming and soothing presence, coupled with his intelligence and strength.Bryson: He talked about how he loved Huey Newton, the Black Panther Party and Oakland.Sandra Jones: The ease at which he was able to go back and forth between commentary about politics, discussion of Obama to personal confirmation about himself and attention to Jack and the Bluefords. At this point he has been in general population for less than a year. He had been in solitary for so long.WW: What advice did Mumia offer about winning justice for Alan Blueford?Bryson: Don’t depend on the government. Depend on the community and the people. Organize, organize, organize. “Organize with this” [he said, pointing to his forehead].J. Blueford: Keep fighting. Keep mobilizing. Educating the youth in the struggle is really important.Jones: [Mumia suggested] creating a website “killer-cops.com.” He thought it would be controversial to have that name, but it would draw attention. He mentioned that all the victims could be listed and have a central place to build the movement.A. Blueford: Mumia said that justice is never given, it’s fought for. Not violently, but through education and movements, like the JAB [Justice for Alan Blueford Coalition], which we’re attempting to build.WW: What did Mumia share about his own case and situation?Jones: He spoke about being able to have contact with other prisoners. [He] told about one young prisoner who told him he didn’t “do books.” He now “does books,” and Mumia is educating other young prisoners. He’s able to spend time with Eddie Africa of the Move 9 [To learn about the Move 9, see workers.org]. Eddie has been alone most of the time he’s been in prison.Bryson: When asked, “How do you do this — you’re innocent and [have been] kidnapped?” He said every day he is alive is a victory.WW: Is there anything JAB can do for Mumia?A. Blueford: We want to make sure the injustice done to Mumia is not ever swept under the rug, that this movement we’re building will eventually get justice for Mumia and walk him out of the doors of that penitentiary.Bryson: We should write to him and continue to spread international support for him.WW: Anything else you’d like to share?Bryson: When [Mumia] was 14, he was arrested in Oakland for supporting Huey [Newton]. He talked about Oscar Grant, Kevin Cooper in San Quentin, Troy Davis and Tookie Williams.A. Blueford: Mumia really showed us a lot of love. It was like meeting a family member. … We talked, laughed, hugged, cried — like family.Mumia Abu-Jamal talked about the campaign for justice for Alan Blueford on his Nov. 4 Prison Radio broadcast. Listen to “Tears of Sorrow and Rage” at tinyurl.com/cgha3jx. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
“Protecting our community is more important than maximizing our profits,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on 1 November but increasing earnings seems to be the rationale behind the disturbing change that Facebook has been testing in six countries (Slovakia, Serbia, Bolivia, Guatemala, Sri Lanka and Cambodia) since mid-October.Under this change, news media stories no longer appear in the main “News Feed” unless they pay to appear there. The “News Feed” now only shows content from the user’s “friends” and paid content including advertisements. News media content is relegated to a less prominent “Explore” feed.“In our view, this arrangement reinforces a discriminatory, pay-based distribution of media content that threatens journalism’s ability to survive,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Given social media’s role in providing access to the news media, it would be dangerous for journalism to be relegated to Facebook’s cellars.”In response to the outcry about the experiment, Facebook has said it is just a test and that, for the time being, there is no question of extending it to other countries. If extended, it would further undermine the news media, whose content it already rendered less visible by ads and other forms of non-journalistic content, including PR content and rumors, which Facebook displays prominently.“We call on Facebook to behave more responsibly,” said Elodie Vialle, the head of RSF’s Journalism and Technology Desk. “We are extremely worried about the way this test is being conducted, the lack of transparency and the potential consequences for the media. Facebook’s goal is clear. It wants to keep its users on its site for as long as possible. But this must not threaten journalistic freedom and independence by undermining their practitioners.”Preserving the media’s watchdog roleFacebook has given no explanation for the six countries chosen for the trial and, although it has established many partnerships with news media, especially via its Facebook Journalism Project, it gave the media in these six countries no warning.The California-based giant’s actions have an impact on democracy and media freedom. Some news websites, whose readership has plummeted since the start of the test, play an essential watchdog role in countries with authoritarian regimes, where journalists not working for media oligarchs often migrate to Facebook. In Serbia, for example, independent media have been gagged by President Aleksandar Vučić and the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) since last May’s presidential election. In Slovakia, the media have had four times fewer interactions (likes, comments, shares) since Facebook launched the Explore Feed, according to Filip Struhárik of the Dennik N news website. “A company that big also has an enormous responsibility and cannot just do as it pleases,” he wrote on Medium. “What managers [at Facebook] consider a small test can cause serious problems in some countries.”With much less access to their readers, some media outlets will be condemned to die. Dina Fernández of the Guatemalan news site Soy502 told the Guardian newspaper: “The Facebook explore tab killed 66% of our traffic. Just destroyed it … years of really hard work were just swept away.” Guillaume Ledit of the French magazine Usbek & Rica points out that Facebook replaced Google several years ago as the main channel by which Internet users get access to the news. This is also the case in Cambodia, one of the six countries, where Facebook has overtaken television as one of the main sources of news, according to Jenni Reid, the Phnom Penh Post website editor.Forced into digital servitude, under growing pressure to swear loyalty to Facebook in order to survive, the media are finding it increasingly impossible to turn back. Online freedomsMedia independence Economic pressureFreedom of expressionInternet Online freedomsMedia independence Economic pressureFreedom of expressionInternet Organisation News RSF_en Help by sharing this information RSF dislikes Facebook new functionality, “Explore” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Facebook to act responsibly by abandoning the change to its news feed that it is currently testing in six countries. It would be disastrous for the survival of many media outlets if Facebook adopted the change worldwide. November 6, 2017 “Don’t relegate journalism to Facebook’s cellars,” RSF tells Zuckerberg
The photo that originally accompanied this press release was replaced after doubts about its authenticity were raised in the media and online.Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s abduction of the well-known blogger Amina Arraf, who blogs under the name of Amina Abdullah and who holds dual US and Syrian citizenship. She was kidnapped by three gunmen as she was going to a meeting last night in Damascus. The press freedom organization has no information about the location to which she was taken by her abductors, who were probably government thugs.“There are absolutely no grounds for Amina Arraf’s abduction or for the abduction of dozens of other bloggers and journalists in Syria,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Like many other netizens, Arraf blogged about her everyday life and, of late, about the events shaking her country. This should not have led to her disappearance. We call for the immediate and unconditional release of the dozens of bloggers and journalists currently detained in Syria and we call on the Syrian authorities to end the abuses against them.”In her blog, A Gay Girl in Damascus, Arraf had been describing the current turmoil in Syria. Her posts had been getting more critical of the government and she had even called for its departure. In a blog entry about the disconnection of the Internet on 3 June, she wrote: “They must go, they must go soon. That is all there is to say.”She narrowly escaped arrest on 25 April when two men came to her home to take her away. Her father managed to convince them to leave. A page calling for her release has been created on Facebook: Free Amina Abdalla. Reporters Without Borders also condemns the suspension of Internet service that began on 3 June and lasted 24 hours. It was clearly ordered by the government. Most Internet connections use the service provided by Syriatel, which is owned by President Bashar Al-Assad’s cousin, Rami Makhlouf.The press freedom organization is also worried about the blogger Kamal Sheikhou. Freed on bail on 13 March, he was due to appear in court on 30 May on a charge of “publishing information liable to defame the nation.” It is not known what happened to him.Jehad Jamal, a journalist and blogger known by the pseudonym of Milan, meanwhile continues to be detained. He was arrested in the Milano Café in Aleppo on 5 May after the authorities managed to get into his Facebook account and take it over. The owner of the computer he was using at time of his arrest, Jilal Siris, is also detained.The government had nonetheless tried repair its image by making a few concessions, including a presidential amnesty on 31 May. Ali Al-Abdallah, a journalist and writer who was serving a three-year jail sentence on a charge of “trying to harm Syria’s relations with another state,” was freed under this amnesty on 4 June. Syria is on the list of “Enemies of the Internet” that Reporters Without Borders released on 12 March. March 12, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information RSF_en June 7, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Woman blogger abducted in continuing crackdown on coverage of protests to go further Organisation Follow the news on Syria News Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Receive email alerts Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law March 8, 2021 Find out more SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists February 3, 2021 Find out more
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