Newspaper editor freed after being secretly held for three days

first_img Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders expressed relief today at the release on 19 February of the editor of the independent weekly La Lance, Mohamed Lamine Diallo (also known as Benn Pépito), who was secretly detained for three days in connection with his reporting about an opposition leader wanted by the authorities. “Even when state security is involved, political coverage can never justify secretly detaining a journalist,” the press freedom organization said. Follow the news on Guinea Guinean journalist’s continuing detention is “incomprehensible,” RSF says GuineaAfrica News April 9, 2021 Find out more Organisation News February 21, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor freed after being secretly held for three days News GuineaAfrica Guinea : RSF and AIPS call for release of two imprisoned journalists April 15, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders expressed relief today at the release on 19 February of the editor of the independent weekly La Lance, Mohamed Lamine Diallo (also known as Benn Pépito), who was secretly detained for three days in connection with his reporting about an opposition leader wanted by the authorities.”We welcome Benn Pépito’s release but we continue to be concerned about violations of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources in Guinea,” the press freedom organization said. “Even when state security is involved, political coverage can never justify secretly detaining a journalist.”The news agency Agence France-Presse quoted Pépito as saying after his release that all the questions put to him while he was detained concerned opposition politician Antoine Soromou, who has apparently been sought by the authorities since an abortive attack last month on President Lansana Conté’s motorcade.The release of Pépito was reportedly decided at a meeting between the president and Prime Minister Cellou Dalein Diallo. The prime minister immediately afterwards met with the ministers of territorial administration, justice and security.The director of security and the state prosecutor told a delegation of journalists on 19 February that they were “giving” them Pépito and they would have done so long before if “he had agreed to cooperate.”Prior to his release, local press associations had decided to launch a campaign against security minister Moussa Sampil, with all the weekly newspapers this week planning to display a full-page photo of the minister with the legend, “enemy of journalists.” Reporters Without Borders backed the initiative. Guinean journalist finally freed after being held for nearly three months News Help by sharing this information to go further May 19, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

Chenango County expands contact tracing team ahead of potential winter spike

first_img“Continuing to spread throughout the country, we don’t expect Chenango County to be any different,” Sutton said. “Even today we’ve started to see an increase in cases; most of those cases are related to an event that would have happened Thursday or Friday last week.” CHENANGO COUNTY (WBNG) — As COVID-19 spikes are expected to take place throughout the nation this winter, local health officials are trying to plan for the future. Chenango County announced Friday it will be expanding its contact tracing team in anticipation of a rise in cases over the next couple of months. While officials said the team has been successful so far, they acknowledged they will be understaffed if this measure isn’t taken. County Director of Environmental Health Isaiah Sutton told 12 News that just because the area is very rural and isolated does not mean it can’t be severely impacted. Sutton said a lot of the recent rise is attributable to Thanksgiving gatherings. He said he fears a similar thing will happen around Christmas and the other holidays.last_img read more

Lady Pirates Win Over Lady Buldogs In MS VB

first_imgThe BMS 7th grade volleyball team lost a close first match of the season vs. Greensburg by the scores 25-17; 25-19.Leading servers were Macy Prickel with 8 points including 6 aces and Ellie Cassidy with 5 points. Prickel had 9 good sets, while Sydney Huffner and Biz Mullen led the offensive attack with 4 and 3 hits respectively.The BMS 8th grade volleyball team fell to Greensburg in 3 contested games. Scores were 22-25; 25-16; 15-12.Batesville was led in serving by Katie Bohman and Maggie Walsman who both connected on 11 of 13 serves earning 9 and 7 points respectively.  Hattie Westerfeld and Caitlynn Werner led the team with 4 and 2 kills in the front line.The teams will travel to JCD on Thursday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.last_img

Colton Blake Johnson

first_imgOn March 3, 2015, an angel was sent from Heaven named Colton Blake Johnson. Colton was in his first surgery six hours after his birth. The surgeon said he would probably not live 24 hours. The strong little angel survived that surgery and several more in his short life. He was a very loving person with one of the brightest personalities I have ever known. He spent most of his life in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio and kept the nurses and staff on their toe’s with walks and playing with him. He was very smart for his age and talked so well. His favorite things were the movies, Frozen, How to Train Your Dragon 1 & 2 and Tarzan. He loved his grandma, Patty, his nurse, Becky and his walks outside with Rob. Colton was such a special little angel and every person he came in contact with was touched by him. Colton Blake will be greatly missed and never ever forgotten. Colton passed away on Saturday June 17, 2017, at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.Colton will be deeply missed by his loving mother: Robyn Virginia Dornbusch-Johnson of Vevay, IN; his loving father: Edward Johnson, Jr. of Rising Sun, IN; his brothers: Michael Honeycutt of TN, Dylan Johnson of Rising Sun, IN, Jeffery Dylan Jenkins of Vevay, IN, Jacob Jenkins of Vevay, IN, Harley Johnson of Vevay, IN and Gabriel Johnson of Vevay, IN; his sisters: Taylor Ingles of TN, Caitlin Dornbusch and her fiancé: Jordan Evans of Centre Hall, PA, Olivia Dornbusch of Vevay, IN and Victoria Johnson of Vevay, IN; his maternal grandparents: Chris, Sr. and Patricia Dornbusch of Sardinia, OH; his paternal grandparents: Vern and Kay Theis of Rising Sun, IN; his aunts and uncles: Chris, Jr. and Jennifer Dornbusch of Vevay, IN, Ben and Heather Dornbusch of Greenwood, IN, Lisa and Shay Short of Cincinnati, OH, Debbie Johnson of Madison, IN and Kevin Geyman of Madison, IN; his niece and nephew: MaKayla Honeycutt and Ryan Honeycutt of TN; his cousins: Clara Dornbusch, Abigail Dornbusch, Steven Johnson, Danielle Johnson, John Marcum, Ashley Marcum, Emma Dornbusch, Hailey Dornbusch, Christopher Dornbusch, III., Riley Dornbusch, Malina Kellogg, Ty Kellogg, Braydon Marcum, Jordan Johnson and Kari Kellogg.He was preceded in death by his brother: Jacob Johnson, died February 26, 1998 and his paternal grandfather: Edward Johnson, Sr., died July 4, 2009.Come celebrate Colton with us at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Paul W. Ogle Park 100 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to the Colton Blake Johnson Memorial Fund % Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more