Several journalists covering anti-war demonstrations attacked by the police

first_img Help by sharing this information March 24, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Several journalists covering anti-war demonstrations attacked by the police Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Organisation News Follow the news on Egypt to go further EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News February 6, 2021 Find out more Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staffcenter_img Several journalists were attacked by the police during the repression of anti-war demonstrations in Cairo on 20, 21 and 22 March, which saw approximately 800 people arrested. ‘We call on the Egyptian authorities to allow Egyptian and foreign journalists to exercise their job. The events experienced by Egypt today are particularly worrisome. Journalists should be in a position to cover them without fearing for their safety’, said Robert Ménard, secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders On 20 March, at the end of the afternoon, while the police were charging at demonstrators in front of the American university (downtown Cairo), several journalists covering the scuffles were also pursued. A journalist working for the State television had to flee to the 7th floor of a building to escape the charging police. His cameraman was injured, probably by a truncheon blow (and had to receive several stitches) and his camera was damaged. On 21 March, the day of the largest downtown demonstration, a cameraman from the Qatari Al Jazeera satellite channel was hit by police entering the premises of the lawyer’s society which was holding a meeting. Lena El Ghadban, the channel’s journalist preferred to hand over her bag and her camera rather than also be hit. Other journalists were also said to have been attacked on this day marked by the severest repression. On 22 March, at the beginning of the afternoon, Hossam El Hamalawy, a stringer at the LA Times, was arrested by five plainclothes policemen while leaving a restaurant on Tahrir square in downtown Cairo where he was having lunch with two colleagues. Although he told them he was a journalist, the men confiscated his press card, the battery of his mobile phone and his ID card. He was then taken, with youths rounded up during the day, to the Gamaleya police station. There, their finger prints and photos were taken and the words ‘dangerous criminals’ were written on these. In the evening, he was transferred to the State Security headquarters where he was blindfolded. An officer who had interrogated him said he did not know he was a journalist. He told him it was a ‘mistake’. Yet the journalist had to sign a paper saying he would not participate in ‘any riot destroying public or private property.’ The journalist was released at around two in the morning. During a demonstration on 20 March in Cairo he had been violently hit with wooden truncheons by members of the police. Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution News News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa February 1, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Ronaldo reveals what he admires about long-time rival Messi

first_img “The only common point between all the big rivalries in the sport is that they are healthy.” As aforementioned, Messi has also previously spoken out on Ronaldo. Ronaldo and Messi are widely regarded as two of the best footballers of a generation Read Also: Klopp: Messi is the best, but I admire Ronaldo After the Portuguese left Real Madrid for Juventus, he said: “It was nice to play against Cristiano, he made Madrid a stronger side. I said at the beginning of the season that Madrid would miss him, as any team would. “It made a lot of Madrid fans a bit angry but that is the reality. Any team would miss him. He scores 50 goals a season and he was the key player for them, of course they were going to miss that.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right NowA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Unusual Facts About Bollywood, Pollywood And Tollywood Cristiano Ronaldo said he really admires Lionel Messi’s career and the way he has pushed him to improve his own game. Ronaldo and Messi are widely regarded as two of the best footballers of a generation, and have won 11 Ballon d’Or awards between them. Cristiano Ronaldo said he admires the way Lionel Messi has pushed him to improve At the peak of their rivalry the duo were playing at Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively, where they both won La Liga titles and Champions League trophies. Ronaldo and Messi have spoken out on each other on occasion, and admitted that while they are rivals they have a deep respect for what the other has achieved. Ronaldo previously told RMC Sport: “I really admire the career he has had so far. He has already said that he had trouble when I left the Spanish league because it is a rivalry that he appreciates. “It is a good rivalry that exists in football, but this is no exception. Michael Jordan had rivals in basketball, Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost were great rivals in Formula One.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more