ZimbabweAfrica ZimbabweAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more News July 30, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 In encouraging move, leading international broadcasters allowed to return to Zimbabwe Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail RSF_en Receive email alerts Organisation Reporters Without Borders welcomes the Zimbabwean government’s decision to allow the British Broadcasting Corporation and the US television news channel CNN to work in Zimbabwe again. The BBC has not had a presence in the country since its Harare correspondent, Joseph Winter, was expelled in 2001. CNN had to pull out of Zimbabwe in 2002.“After many years of government mistrust of international news media, the return of these two leading international broadcasters is a decisive step in the restoration of press freedom in Zimbabwe,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We encourage Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s government to move ahead with plans to amend the 2002 press law, in order to eliminate draconian articles that were used to suppress independent media,” the press freedom organisation added. “The promised Zimbabwe Media Council must be quickly created and its members must be guaranteed complete independence.”The government gave the BBC and CNN permission to resume working in Zimbabwe today. The two news organisations have not yet announced when they will reopen their bureaux or be officially represented in the country again.The decision was a result of a meeting on 19 July between information minister Webster Shamu, the BBC’s world news editor, Jon Williams, and its Africa bureau editor, Sarah Halfpenny. Shamu met CNN’s Johannesburg bureau chief, Kim Norgaard, a few days later.Reporters Without Borders has been told that the Zimbabwe Media Council’s installation is imminent. Promised since early 2008, this new independent entity will be tasked with issuing licences to newspapers and will hopefully pave the way for the independent press’s reemergence in Zimbabwe. The parliament is due to begin a series of meetings on 3 August with a view to choosing the council’s commissioners.Reporters Without Borders has long been campaigning for the reform of the 2002 Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the 2007 Interception of Communications Act, which together gave the government almost total control over the Zimbabwe’s media. Reports Follow the news on Zimbabwe News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News to go further November 12, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell September 1, 2020 Find out more
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Supreme Court has issued an order suspending grand jury hearings and criminal jury trials until mid-July in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.Chief Justice Susan Christensen issued the order Thursday, saying trials and hearings already in progress will continue, but those that have not begun and are scheduled to begin over the coming weeks have been postponed.Non-jury criminal trials, in which a judge issues a verdict, are scheduled to resume June 1 under the order. Grand juries and jury trials scheduled through June are now pushed back until at least July 13. The order also allows for certain hearings – such as bond and initial appearances – to be conducted by videoconference or phone.In civil cases, such as lawsuits and divorce cases, non-jury trials have been pushed back to June 15, while jury trials have been postponed to Aug. 3.
“Only a few more sleeps.”The 222 kilometer ride begins Saturday morning in New Denver at 8:30 a.m.Nelson is the stop after the 105 km Day one ride. Cyclists will be fed at the annual awards banquet at Lakeside Rotary Park.Sunday, the weekend concludes with the 117 km ride to Kaslo and back to New Denver.Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged.This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental and sometimes psychiatric problems.Proceeds from MS Bike fund vital MS research and programs and services that enable those affected by MS.To participate, all you need is a bike and a passion to end MS.For more information on the MS Bike Tour — West Kootenay Glacier Challenge go to http://mssoc.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=3881&pg=entry or contact Leona Dimock at 1-866-352-3997 or [email protected] Last year paving in the Slocan Valley forced organizers of the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge ride to conquer MS (Multiple sclerosis) to re-work the route.While paving is now raising havoc fro travellers on Highway 3A from Playmor Junction to Taghum, organizers are not at all worried as the show is back to its normal New Denver to Nelson, Nelson to New Denver format.The race goes Saturday and Sunday (August 20-21) beginning in New Denver.”It is great to be back on the original route . . . as long as all the paving is done on our section on time,” said Leona Dimock, West Kootenay Glacier Challenge Bike Tour Coordinator, crossing her fingers SPL can have most of the paving completed by the weekend.”We’re excited for our fifth annual tour,” Dimock adds.”We’re back to our original route and the weather forecast looks like it should be a great weekend. We’ve got everything lined up and are ready to host our riders.