NEWS DIGEST 21.03.2021: Lockdowns and the EU vaccine dispute make things antsy in the UK

Good morning everyone, our news today comes from Google News. As the dispute between the UK and European Union over coronavirus vaccines lurches from one debacle to another, the UK itself is bidding to accelerate production of its homegrown vaccines, … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 21.03.2021: Lockdowns and the EU vaccine dispute make things antsy in the UK

NEWS DIGEST 23.01.2021: Today’s development in the world of journalism

Good morning everyone. Today our news is brought to you via the HEM Journalism Portal on Twitter, our self-curated list of journalism resources. International media freedom bodies have criticised authorities in Egypt for violating the concept of a free press … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 23.01.2021: Today’s development in the world of journalism

AN AFRICAN ALIBABA OF CORRUPTION: Seven S. African police arrested for reselling illegal goods

  Johannesburg, South Africa VIJAY SHAH via News24/Daily Maverick   Seven police officers in the South African city of Johannesburg have been arrested after they were found to be seizing goods from illegal traders, and then profiting from reselling the … Continue reading AN AFRICAN ALIBABA OF CORRUPTION: Seven S. African police arrested for reselling illegal goods

TURKISH MEDIA ATTACKS: Press freedom watchdog concerned over physical attacks on Turkey reporters

  Ankara, Turkey VIJAY SHAH via KIRA TVERSKAYA/Index on Censorship   Index on Censorship, an organisation championing press freedom and the rights of media workers, has expressed concern over a wave of physical attacks and assaults against journalists in Turkey, … Continue reading TURKISH MEDIA ATTACKS: Press freedom watchdog concerned over physical attacks on Turkey reporters

BAHRAIN ACTIVISTS: Human rights group appeals for release of detained brothers

Manama – VIJAY SHAH As the government of Bahrain is being slammed for widespread human rights violations against protesters calling for greater transparency and democratic rights, a U.S. based charity is calling for the release of two young brothers detained by authorities in the Middle Eastern ‘oil state’ for activism and pro-democracy demands. Ahmed AlArab and Ali AlArab are facing arbitrary detention and were #tortured over allegations stemming from the escape of a group of individuals from #Bahrain’s notorious #Jau prison in January 2017 @ADHRB https://t.co/Hc7XaEGLs8 pic.twitter.com/BRsQOkoqCV — IFEX (@IFEX) February 18, 2018   Activist group Americans for Democracy & … Continue reading BAHRAIN ACTIVISTS: Human rights group appeals for release of detained brothers

GUNS IN DAGENHAM: Four crooks jailed for weapons offences

Dagenham – VIJAY SHAH via MIKE BROOKE and Barking and Dagenham Post Four people have been sent to prison in the United Kingdom for weapon possession offences after guns were discovered at a house in the town of Dagenham, Greater London, local newspaper the Barking and Dagenham Post reported on its website this past Friday. More weapons were discovered secreted away in the boot of a car, the newspaper stated. The four individuals, three men and a woman, were put behind bars for a total of 29 years six months for possessing the firearms, which also came with an unspecified … Continue reading GUNS IN DAGENHAM: Four crooks jailed for weapons offences

FATHERS’ RIGHTS PROTEST: Two arrested after climbing British palace building

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via ABC News Two activists allied with a fathers’ rights group in the United Kingdom have been arrested after scaling the roof of a building in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, a London residence of Queen Elizabeth II, ABC News reported on Monday. The two men climbed up one of the buildings and remained on the roof for several hours before eventually returning to ground where they were met by police. The security breach occurred at the Queen’s Gallery, which holds the royal art collection and is a separate building with its own entrance away … Continue reading FATHERS’ RIGHTS PROTEST: Two arrested after climbing British palace building