NEWS DIGEST 20.09.2020: Britain prepares for new coronavirus restrictions before second wave hits

Today’s news stories come to you via Google News. The UK’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, has warned the public to heed coronavirus restrictions as the country braces for a possible resurgence of the virus, warning that failure to obey the … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 20.09.2020: Britain prepares for new coronavirus restrictions before second wave hits

NEWS DIGEST 06.09.2020: Awards honouring journalists fighting for society’s rights

Good morning. Today’s news digest is some of the leading stories from HEM News Agency’s HEM Journalism Portal on Twitter. International press freedom activist network Index on Censorship is now gathering nominations for its Freedom of Expression Awards Fellowship 2021, … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 06.09.2020: Awards honouring journalists fighting for society’s rights

NEWS DIGEST 11.05.2020: Confusion over latest UK gov’t rules on lockdown

  This morning’s News Digest comes via Google News. As UK prime minister Boris Johnson announced some minor easing changes to the national lockdown yesterday evening, the Daily Mail reports that commuters have jampacked the underground system in London, as … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 11.05.2020: Confusion over latest UK gov’t rules on lockdown

NEWS DIGEST 17.04.2020: UK lockdown extension and new police quarantine guidelines issued

  Today’s bulletin comes via Google News. Sky News reports that the British government has revealed the five conditions that need to occur before they lift the national lockdown put in place on March 23rd, 2020. These include seeing that … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 17.04.2020: UK lockdown extension and new police quarantine guidelines issued

BLOGGER REGONITION AWARD: HEMNA awarded peer recognition gong for blogging services

    VIJAY SHAH   On the 7th January, 2020, HEMNA received the ‘Blogger Recognition Award’ from story author and blogger Sara Altaf Khan, the wordsmith behind ‘Myths-Facts-Journal’. The blog is a diary and collection of stories based on Sara’s … Continue reading BLOGGER REGONITION AWARD: HEMNA awarded peer recognition gong for blogging services

LUNCHTIME PUNISHMENT: Oregon schoolchild forced to eat behind screen for lateness

The parents of a six-year old American schoolchild are up in arms against the child’s school after teachers punished the boy for being late to lessons, by making him eat his lunch behind a cardboard screen while forced to sit on a separate table from other children. Hunter Cmelo’s parents, from Grant’s Pass in Oregon, were running late when they managed to take the first-grader to Lincoln Elementary School, the local primary school in the town. Teachers there punished Hunter by seating him on an unoccupied bench with a folded piece of cardboard shielding him from the eyes of his schoolmates. A set of polystyrene cups with the letter ‘D’ … Continue reading LUNCHTIME PUNISHMENT: Oregon schoolchild forced to eat behind screen for lateness