Somaliland TV channel closed, its owner arrested

first_img News SomaliaAfrica Media independence CorruptionImprisonedJudicial harassment SomaliaAfrica Media independence CorruptionImprisonedJudicial harassment This is the second time in less than three months that this TV channel has been forced to close. As RSF reported at the time, Horyaal TV and Eryal TV were closed on the information ministry’s orders in June for allegedly broadcasting “propaganda” that threatened Somaliland’s security and its armed forces. September 10, 2019 Somaliland TV channel closed, its owner arrested “We urge the authorities to allow this TV channel to resume broadcasting, to release its president, and to put an end to the repeated press freedom violations recently seen in Somaliland.” Somalia is ranked 164th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Last week a court in Hargeisa, which is Somalia’s second largest city, ordered Internet service providers to block, a news website that published a report about the Somaliland central bank governor’s alleged involvement in corruption. The court did not hear the website’s representatives before issuing the order. March 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia News Crédit : Horyaal TV center_img Follow the news on Somalia In a raid on Horyaal TV on the evening of 6 September, Somaliland’s Crimes Investigations Department ordered its journalists to stop broadcasting, forced all of its employees to leave and then shut it down. Horyaal TV’s owner, Mohamed Osman Mire Sayid, was arrested the next morning. The TV channel remains closed. RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region to go further RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the forcible closure of a TV channel in Hargeisa, the capital of northwestern Somalia’s self-proclaimed independent state of Somaliland. It is the latest in a recent series of crackdowns designed to silence independent and critical media outlets. RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Receive email alerts “These completely arbitrary measures illustrate the extreme difficulty of producing independent, public interest reporting in Somaliland and the dangers to which journalists and media outlets are exposed when they attempt to do this,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. According to local NGOs that defend journalists, the raid was prompted by a report broadcast a week before about women who chew khat, the narcotic leaves of a plant that is cultivated in eastern Africa. Many countries ban its consumption. News February 24, 2021 Find out more January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Dundon and Killeen go on trial for Collins murder

first_imgNo vaccines in Limerick yet Email NewsBreaking newsDundon and Killeen go on trial for Collins murderBy Staff Reporter – May 1, 2014 878 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Facebook #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedin Printcenter_img Previous articleGardai to close speeding loopholeNext articleAll is ready for Riverfest Bank holiday spectacular Staff Reporter Advertisement WhatsApp Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Twitter THIS Thursday, three judges, four senior counsel and five barristers along with dozens of Gardaí and witnesses will gather again at Dublin’s high-security Special Criminal Court for the trial of two men charged with the murder of Limerick businessman Roy Collins.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Steve Collins; his wife, Carmel and their daughter Leanna will once again hear how the 35-year-old father was gunned down outside Coin Castle Amusements at the Roxboro Shopping Centre on April 9, 2009.This time, the State will allege a connection between the two accused, Wayne Dundon and Nathan Killeen and the hired gunman who delivered the fatal shot. Declared as a homeless, but originally from Limerick, 26-year-old James Dillion was convicted and is serving life for murder.36-year-old Dundon and 24-year-old Killeen appeared in court last Tuesday to hear their defence argue that material relating to the disclosure of the State’s case was still outstanding.Prosecuting counsel Michael O’Higgins SC and Sean Guerin SC told the three women judges of the non-jury court that they needed additional time to furnish the defence with evidence of further recordings of conversations between Gardaí and potential witnesses who were in prison custody at the time.It will be the first time in the history of the State, a murder trial will be heard at the Special Criminal Court by an all female bench.When they were brought to the dock area of Court 11 on Tuesday, Dundon and Killeen had a brief consultation with their defence teams before proceedings began.Dundon grinned over at Steve Collins after he acknowledged two of his own family members at the other side of the court.Senior counsels Michael O’Higgins and Sean Guerin told the court that there was a manageable list of disclosure material to be furnished to the defence and that significant Garda resources were assigned to deal with the issue.Mr O’Higgins said there was no complacency on the part of the State but he did accept that there were a number of matters still outstanding.Counsel for Nathan Killeen, Giollaíosa Ó Lideadha SC, said that it was not satisfactory that matters were coming so late, adding that they felt there was no “reality in the short term to the case going on”.Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley, together with Judge Margaret Heneghan and Judge Ann Ryan said that the court appreciated the amount of work being done in relation to the trial advancing.The opening of the trial was adjourned and an earlier court order was extended for the Prison Service to disclose recordings made, between a range of agreed dates, from Garda stations to potential witnesses who were in custody at the time.Transcripts of sentencing hearings from 2011 with Gareth Keogh Collins and another man are also to be given to the defence.Mr O’Higgins said that no “controversial evidence” would be heard before the May Bank Holiday weekend. TAGSfeaturedmurderMusic LimerickNathan Killeenroy collinsSpecial Criminal CourtWayne Dundon #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boylast_img read more