News News June 3, 2021 Find out more “Visa issues could not constitute grounds for detaining Yulia Yuzik,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “We call on the Iranian authorities to release her without delay.” Follow the news on Middle East – North Africa Related documents iran-russie_ioulia_iouzik_rus.pdfPDF – 97.21 KB Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Organisation After working as a freelancer for several years in Iran, Yuzik returned on a private visit on 29 September. A former reporter for Komsomolskaya Pravda and Russian Newsweek, she is the author of the bestsellers “Brides of Allah” and “Requiem for Beslan.” She is a critic of the Russian government and ran for the Russian parliament in 2016 on a liberal ticket RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Yulia Yuzik, a Russian journalist who was arrested in Iran on 2 October and who has still not been allowed to see a lawyer or Russian consular officials. IranRussiaMiddle East – North Africa Europe – Central Asia Condemning abuses Women Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Iran is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News News to go further RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance October 8, 2019 RSF calls for release of Russian journalist held in Iran Читать на русском / Read in RussianIn the six days since her arrest, she has been allowed just one short phone call to tell her family that she was arrested at her Tehran hotel and that the Revolutionary Guards suspected her of spying. Government spokesman Ali Rabiei yesterday denied any question of a spying charge, saying she was being held because of a “visa problem.” WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 8, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2021 Find out more IranRussiaMiddle East – North Africa Europe – Central Asia Condemning abuses Women
We hope that todays “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we as responsible citizens of this community need to address in a rational and responsible way.IS IT TRUE it now looks like former City Council President and Finance Chairman John Friend, CPA predictions three years ago that starting in 2018 the City of Evansville will be experiencing a major budget melt down was spot on? …after last Mondays evening City Council budget meeting it also looks like Mr. Friend predictions that the 2019 and 2020 city budgets will be financial disasters may be spot on?IS IT TRUE that the statement made by Deputy Mayor Steve Schaefer that Mayor Lloyd Winnecke does not support the COIT tax increase is not only laughable but insulting to the intelligence of the taxpayers of this community? …everybody knows that if the Mayor didn’t want to increase taxes it wouldn’t happen?IS IT TRUE that the 2018 City budget included an item thats is really confusing us? …we wonder if anyone can explain in detail why City Council approved $11 million dollars for a Downtown loan debt?IS IT TRUE that was nothing was said during the budget meeting about how Mayor Winnecke plans to pay for the Evansville Thunderbolts Hockey team operating expenses for 2018? …we couldn’t find any reference to the Thunderbolts in the proposed 2018 City operating budget? … Its time for City Council Finance Chairman Dan McGinn to make a formal and detailed statement concerning this issue at the next City Council meeting?IS IT TRUE last Monday evening the Evansville City Council approved a 20 percent tax increase for the citizens of Vanderburgh County while members of the County Council remained silent? …were extremely disappointed that County Council President John Montrastelle decided not to address this issue? …County Council members may run but they won’t be able to hide from the rural voters in the next county wide election?IS IT TRUE that the majority of City Council members did some political back peddling to keep the funding of $102,500 for New Hope Missionary Baptist Church’s bus route to North 41 businesses, reversed the $105,500 allocation to provide support to 14 nonprofit organizations? …when elected officials take a strong budgetary stance and do a 180 an degree reversal it’s a major disappointment?IS IT TRUE that it has been reported that the management group that is in charge of the McCurdy apartments in Downtown Evansville face a $750,000 water/sewer bill for a 5 month period starting April 1st and ending September 30th?…the bill happened as a result of The Kunkel Group’s installation of an open-loop geothermal system to heat and cool the recently embattled Riverfront building?…the City of Evansville estimates, the McCurdy sends 12 million gallons of water to the treatment plant per month, which amounts to 3 percent of the East Side treatment facility’s capacity?…This exorbitant cost has the potential to be the death knell of the McCurdy as it amounts to $150,000 per month which equates to over $1,500 per apartment per month?…The Kunkel Group is thought to have invested $10 million into redeveloping the historic building, which faces the Ohio River?…we are concerned for the future of renewable energy in Evansville, In as the rent for these apartments to sustain the operational cash flow will have to be between $2,500 and $3,000 per month for the operator to have any incentive to do anything but dump the McCurdy back onto the market at which time it will most likely sit there unoccupied for another 9 years or more?IS IT TRUE there are many in the medical and social services world who are still stumped by the unbelievably high suicide rate in Vanderburgh County and what is driving it?…as a refresher Vanderburgh County was exposed for having one of the highest suicide rates in the nation back in 2009 when 49 people took their own lives?…as of April of 2017 there had been 22 suicides already which put us on pace for a record year of 66 self inflicted fatalities?…if the trend holds through the end of the year and there are 66 suicides then Evansville’s suicide rate will be 36 suicides per 100,000 population?IS IT TRUE in the first 9 months of 2017 here have been 55 deaths by drug overdose?…last year there were 50 but years ago this number was single digits?…Evansville does have a relatively low murder rate compared to peer cities?Today’s ‘Readers Poll” question is: Do you believe the statement made at last Monday evening City Council meeting that Mayor Winnecke was against the COIT tax increase is true?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections. 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Related Algeria head coach Rabah Madjer gave one of the angriest press conferences in a long time as he poured his fury on an experienced journalist known as Mr. Djebour.The incident happened during Madjer’s post-match press conference following his team’s 3-0 win over Central African Republic (C.A.R) in an international friendly game played earlier in the week.In his words, the legendary Algerian footballer turned coach said: “Mr. Djebour the national journalist. You’re the enemy of the national team.Watch the Video below:Video Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/VID-20171118-WA0018.mp400:0000:0000:48Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.