Journalist from weekly magazine “Douman” assaulted

first_img to go further News April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Receive email alerts On 26 January 2003, Rachid Mahamid, a journalist with the Arabic-language satirical weekly “Douman”, was assaulted by several individuals, including two journalists, while covering a meeting organised to demonstrate solidarity with Iraq.”This assault is worrying. The journalist was only trying to take photographs. Recourse to violence is never acceptable. If some people feel they have been slandered, they should file a complaint in court,” stated RSF Secretary-General Robert Ménard.On 26 January, in the evening, Mahamid was assaulted by several individuals while covering a meeting organised by the Committee to Support Iraq. The meeting was held at the Mohammed V Theatre in Rabat. The journalist was about to take photographs of a brawl between some of the meeting participants when a dozen persons, including Mustapha Essayab and Mohammed Talbi, both journalists with the daily “Al Ahdate Al Maghribia”, struck him with some force and threw him out of the room. They also took away his camera. Following the incident, Mahamid decided to file a complaint. He has also been granted a 21-day leave of absence from work. According to the publication director of “Akhbar el Ousbouh”, who witnessed the skirmish, the agents from the security service (Direction de la surveillance du territoire, DST) who were present did not intervene.Several journalists from “Al Ahdate Al Maghribia” recently filed complaints against Ali Lmrabet, publication director of the weekly magazine “Demain”. This follows “Demain”‘s publication of a cartoon in May 2002 in which the author described “Al Ahdate Al Maghribia” as “pornographic.” The satirical weekly “Douman” first hit newsstands in November 2002. It is the Arabic version of “Demain” magazine, and is also headed by Lmrabet. Organisation Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saycenter_img Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara January 29, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist from weekly magazine “Douman” assaulted News June 8, 2021 Find out more Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists News Help by sharing this information News April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

University of Vermont Extension Names Associate Directors

first_imgUniversity of Vermont Extension Names Associate DirectorsUniversity of Vermont Extension recently announced that Gary Deziel has become the new associate director for statewide Staff Support and Operations and Rick LeVitre has become the new associate director for statewide Faculty Support and Evaluation. Deziel will concentrate on expanding the viability and impact of local University of Vermont offices, aligning Extension staff and programs to enhance efficiency of operations that will support programs focusing on emerging and critical issues facing Vermont. He will also be facilitating organizational and individual staff development. UVM Extension has local offices in 11 of 14 counties in Vermont, with the state office located at UVM. With a strong background in communications, research, and operations, Deziel has been chair of the Northwest Region, based in St. Albans, since 2001. He earned an MBA degree from the University of Vermont in 2005. He is looking forward to working with the approximately 60 staff members located across the state in local offices.LeVitre’s duties will include supporting 18 field faculty located in local UVM Extension offices across the state with programs that focus on helping individuals and groups cultivate healthy communities. This work includes supporting local government officials, agricultural enterprises, and supporting other local programs aimed at helping individuals. His work to link University of Vermont Extension faculty with other University faculty and staff on campus will expand UVM’s impact in serving local community needs, and facilitate program partnerships with other departments, agencies, and organizations. LeVitre will also work to establish and maintain linkages with local legislators on the important educational issues that can be impacted with UVM outreach programs.Presently chair of the Southern Region, LeVitre has served Extension for more than 25 years, working as a 4-H youth specialist, a farm manager, a regional faculty member, a sustainable agricultural specialist, and a legislative liaison and regional chair, working with faculty and program staff in the areas of natural resources, nutrition, agriculture, and youth programming.Both associate directors will work out of the new location for the University of Vermont State Extension Office in Colchester, just off I89, Exit 16. For more information, call (802) 656-2990. -30-last_img read more