Concern about journalist missing in Iraqi Kurdistan

first_imgReporters Without Borders is very concerned about Mouloud Anfand, the editor of the magazine Kurd-Israel, who has been missing for the past 11 days in Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region. According to his family and various media sources, he set off from Erbil on 9 June with aim of going to Sulaymaniyah and has not been seen since.“We fear the worst and we urge the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government’s authorities to do everything possible to find Mouloud Anfand,” Reporters Without Borders said. “And we therefore call for an immediate investigation into this journalist’s disappearance.”Armand, who is of Iranian origin, has been living in Iraqi Kurdistan for several years. Kurd-Israel is published by the Kurd-Israel Association, which promotes better relations between Israelis and Kurds and encourages Kurdish Jews who emigrated to Israel to return to Kurdistan.Its aims and activities are controversial and constitute a major source of discord between the Kurdistan Regional Government and Iran. The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iranian pro-government media accuse the Kurdish authorities of facilitating the “activities of the Zionist enemy’s agents,” the Israeli intelligence services.Just five days ago, the Iranian intelligence minister announced the arrests of several “mercenaries” and “participants” in the targeted murders of Iranian nuclear research scientists. At the same time, the minister also said that “part of Iranian intelligence activities is being carried out in neighbouring countries.” News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Organisation June 20, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about journalist missing in Iraqi Kurdistan Read in arabic / بالعربية Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Related documents Concern about journalist missing in Iraqi Kurdistan – In arabicPDF – 158.86 KB News News Receive email alertscenter_img IraqMiddle East – North Africa February 15, 2021 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out more News to go further December 28, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iraq Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” RSF_en last_img read more

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Unison calls for action over pay at FE colleges

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. HR staff at universities and colleges across the UK face strike action after public sector union Unison called for a ballot of its 60,000 members.The union is protesting against a recent 3 per cent pay offer to staff which it believes is below the going rate and well below the recommendations of the Bett Report into higher education pay. Ged Murray, chairman of the Universities Personnel Association, said, “While we sympathise and understand the situation of many of the staff, this is all we can afford to pay. Even funding at this level has major implications for future staffing levels and some universities have already warned of redundancies which may result from this.” He added, “After Bett we were promised £600m but this hasn’t happened and we have to pay what we can afford from the existing budgets.”The union wants a 10 per cent rise, a minimum wage of £5 and a reduced working week. Unison head of higher education Elaine Harrison said, “After years of cuts, poor pay deals and an independent review, we are still no nearer to pay justice. “The Bett Report recommended raising pay levels and improving and harmonising conditions of service, and yet the employers have withdraw from national bargaining of the conditions of service.” Unison calls for action over pay at FE collegesOn 17 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Twin city Wroclaw expresses friendship with Oxford

first_imgEach of these towns have released statements expressing their desire to maintain close ties with Oxford. University city Wrocław is the fourth biggest in Poland and has been twinned with Oxford since 2018. The two cities have participated in cultural exchanges and one of Wrocław’s famous gnomes can be found in the Covered Market. Oxford has eight twin cities, including three outside of the EU: Perm in Russia, Nicaragua’s former capital León, and Ramallah, the administrative capital of Palestine. The Council has also responded with a similar display of friendship. Having flown the EU flag above Oxford Town Hall on Friday, the flags of the five EU twin cities with be raised on consecutive days this week. Oxford’s other EU twin cities are Bonn in Germany, Grenoble in France, Leiden in the Netherlands, and Padua in Italy. The Oxford City Council took to Twitter to thank those who showed “their friendship with Oxford citizens.” Leader of the Council Susan Brown tweeted that ‘ties will remain strong’ between the two cities, whilst the Lord Mayor will be visiting Wrocław and other twin cities later this month to show unity and solidarity. Oxford’s twinned city Wrocław has responded to the UK’s exit from the European Union with a display of friendship. Students of the Polish city accompanied mayor Jacek Sutryk to raise a Union Jack in the city’s Market Square on Friday. When asked about Polish citizens in the UK, a Wrocław resident described that “Whereas before they were happy there, now because of the overall sentiment, and the overall approach of some people, they are thinking that they’re not really wanted there’.” The mayor of Grenoble, France says: “The strong ties that unite Oxford and Grenoble are precious. We shall keep them growing!” Meanwhile, Wrocław citizens had their say on Brexit in an interview by BBC Oxford. One described it as “heart-breaking” and another said, “for me being part of the EU is fantastic.” Oxford residents are encouraged to send the Mayor messages of friendship to share with the cities. Speaking exclusively to the Cherwell, the Council said “We are very grateful to the Mayor and citizens of Wrocław for their demonstration of support on Brexit day. The response online shows how much this gesture was appreciated by people here, and particularly the Polish community.” Despite Brexit, the Council is committed to retaining strong ties with Wrocław. A spokesperson said “we will continue to strengthen ties with our twin cities post Brexit, and do not see any reason for Brexit to affect these relationships.” last_img read more

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