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Police question respected newspaper editor for six hours

first_imgNews News May 19, 2021 Find out more News CameroonAfrica Follow the news on Cameroon CameroonAfrica News Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by newspaper editor Xavier Messe’s long interrogation by the Yaoundé judicial police on 29 July, which follows other examples in recent months of a more repressive government approach to journalists in Cameroon. to go further July 31, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police question respected newspaper editor for six hours May 31, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en Organisation Messe, who edits the Mutations daily and is widely respected for his professionalism, was questioned for more than six hours about an article by one of his journalists describing tension and clashes between two members of President Paul Biya’s party.The final sentence, suggesting that President Biya was happy to see members of the Cameroonian elite squabbling among themselves, was apparently regarded by the authorities as “anti-patriotic.”“We are extremely worried by this long interrogation of the editor of such a well-established newspaper as Mutations over such a harmless comment,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk.“We see it as a clear sign that a tougher line is being taken with the Cameroonian media, especially as other developments confirm this trend. The current security situation is obviously complex, but it should not be constantly exploited to prevent any comments about the president.” Other examples of a more authoritarian approach include the case of Félix Cyriaque Ebole Bola of Mutations and Rodrigue Tongue of Le Messager, who have been awaiting trial before a military court since last October just for trying to get the police to confirm information for a story involving security. The authorities are still preparing the prosecution case.Le Zénith editor Zacharie Ndiomo, who spent five months in prison in appalling conditions and without access to his medicine, is again the target of a criminal libel case brought by the same official over the same report. This is a clear violation of legal principle that a person cannot be tried twice for the same alleged crime.Other examples include parliament’s approval last December of an anti-terrorism law that can be applied to journalists. This is particularly worrying because Cameroon has still not decriminalized media offences and often sends journalists to prison.Cameroon is ranked 134th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court Receive email alerts April 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

June 12, 2021 0

Bob Dylan Announces 27-Date U.S. Summer Tour With Mavis Staples

first_imgLegendary folk man Bob Dylan was recently reported to be working on a new studio project, and now the news has been confirmed! Titled Fallen Angels, the 2016 release will serve as a follow-up to Dylan’s 2015 album, Shadows in the Night, which saw Dylan cover lesser-known hits from the Frank Sinatra catalog.As of now, Fallen Angels has no release date or tracklisting, but anyone who purchases tickets to the newly-announced tour dates will receive a copy of the new LP. Dylan will bring his band to Japan in April, before performing 27 days in the U.S., beginning on June 4th at Woodinville, WA.The full tour information and tickets can be found here, and the schedule is available below. Mavis Staples will also be accompanying Dylan along the tour, so get ready for a double dose of legendary music! Tickets go on sale either Friday, 3/11, or Saturday 3/12, depending on the show.Bob Dylan U.S. Tour DatesJune 4 & 5 – Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery June 7 – Eugene, Oregon @ Cuthbert Amphitheater June 9 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre June 11 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl June 13 & 14 – San Diego, CA @ Humphreys Concerts By The Bay June 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium June 19 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre June 21 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre June 22 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Theater June 24 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival June 25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park June 26 – Nashville, TN @ Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater June 28 – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion June 29 – Toledo, OH @ Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre June 30 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark July 2 – Lenox, MA @ Tanglewood July 3 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino July 5 & 6 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap July 8 – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium July 12 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC July 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center July 14 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion July 16 – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point July 17 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilionlast_img read more

March 2, 2021 0

John Scofield Explores “Quiet” And “Loud Jazz” In New Episode Of “Jazz Night In America”

first_imgJohn Scofield recently performed for NPR’s “Jazz Night In America,” highlighting his career with original compositions from 1987’s Loud Jazz and 1996’s Quiet albums. The iconic jazz-fusion guitarist portrays his musical personality with these differentiating masterpieces, though they lend a cohesive understanding of Scofield’s range in character. Having performed alongside Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, and so many more, Scofield’s mastery has won him three GRAMMY Awards, including “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” for Past Present in 2016 and Country For Old Men in 2017, as well as the “Best Improvised Jazz Solo” for I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry in 2017. In 1998, he won the “Miles Davis Award” at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.Eric Krasno Taps John Scofield, Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr., & More For Brooklyn Comes Alive SetIn the “Jazz Night In America” video below, Scofield revisits the Loud Jazz crew, with bassist Gay Grainger and drummer Dennis Chambers. Amidst some discussion from Scofield, he also goes into his Quiet arrangements with Joe Lovano standing in for Wayne Shorter on saxophone. The performance footage comes from Scofield’s “Quiet And Loud Jazz” concert at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room. John Scofield brings together Loud Jazz and Quiet in a masterful presentation, which you can enjoy in the full video below: Catch John Scofield with Eric Krasno, Cyril Neville, Nigel Hall, Louis Cato, Chris Loftlin, and George Porter Jr. for a special set at Brooklyn Comes Alive, a two-day event in Williamsburg that features members of Umphrey’s McGee, moe., The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, and so many more.last_img read more

March 2, 2021 0

FCN Bank adds lending professional

first_imgBrookville, In. — FCN BANK is honored to introduce you to the newest member of our Commercial Lending Team, Sandra Cates. Sandie has over 28 years of experience in the banking industry and a proven track record when it comes to working with local farms and businesses. After graduating from Indiana University Sandie and her husband Peter moved to Brookville to start both of their careers and family. As a resident of Brookville, Sandie is very active in the community serving as a Director on the Fayette Regional Health System, Inc. Board, a member of Tri Kappa, and a member of St Michael Church. Sandie is looking forward to working with local business owners and Ag customers to aid in their continued growth and success with the services being offered here at FCN Bank. Please stop by our Brookville Office or call 765-647-4116 and welcome Sandie to our Team!last_img read more

September 24, 2020 0