Palestinian journalists working for Iranian TV station get two months in jail from Israeli court

first_imgNews May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en IsraelMiddle East – North Africa RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Reporters Without Borders condemns the two-month jail sentences that a Jerusalem court has imposed on Khodr Shahine, the correspondent of the Iranian Arabic-language TV station Al-Alam, and his assistant, Mohammed Sarhan, for reporting the start of the Israeli land offensive against the Gaza Strip on the evening of 3 January before military censorship was lifted.In a decision issued on 14 June, the court also gave the two journalists, who are Palestinians, additional suspended sentences of four months in prison.“This is a political decision,” Reporters Without Borders said. “One day they accused of spying. Then they are released. And now they are given two-month jail terms, just after Mahmound Ahmadinejad’s reelection in Iran. Journalists should not be hostages to geopolitical developments.”Reporters Without Borders urges the Israeli authorities to free them and quash their conviction.A Jerusalem resident, Shahine went to a police station in Petah Tikva (near Tel Aviv) on 5 January in response to a summons. Sarhan accompanied him in order to make a statement in his defence. They were immediately arrested and were charged on 13 January with “divulging secret information” and “transmitting information to the enemy in wartime.”After their lawyer, David Derri, obtained their release on bail on 15 January, they were placed under house arrest and were instructed not to do any journalistic work until their trial. Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Israel June 16, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Palestinian journalists working for Iranian TV station get two months in jail from Israeli court June 3, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Help by sharing this information News May 16, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists IsraelMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

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Cook’s craft

first_imgSeventeen years ago, Peter Cook was a sandwich maker for his in-laws’ bakery in Ludlow. Today, he’s a Rick Stein food hero and he takes the job seriously.As a director of the Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce – which pioneered introducing bakery skills to schoolchildren – and member of the local Slow Food group, Price & Sons’ self-taught master baker occupies a lofty position among the small, local producers whose big reputations spread far beyond the Marches. And this reputation is enhanced every year by the arrival of 20,000 customers over the festival weekend in September.That’s when all eyes fall on Cook’s range of 20 breads and rolls, which are made using traditional techniques and local ingredients. The flours come from Shipton Mill at Tetbury and Bacheldre Watermill at Churchstoke, while Ludlow Brewery and Duncton Cider also feature in the supplier list.”When I started in the bakery, we made only three types of bread: white, wholemeal and Granary. Now we’re up to 20,” says Cook. A 100% rye sourdough loaf and a French pain au levain, made in a 15-hour process, are the latest additions.Each year, he steers a competition between the town’s four bakers to find a Festival Loaf – or to be more accurate, loaves, since it’s rare that the public and expert judges agree.”The public always go for the more exotic and strong-flavoured loaves that make you sit up and take notice, while the experts go for a technically better loaf, like a wholemeal. That’s borne out in the shop. If you have a speciality bread of the month, the ones that sell best are those such as Brie, olive and pine nut, rather than a 100% rye loaf, which may be harder to make well and is more satisfying for the baker. But I’m just glad they’re taking an interest in any bread!”Cook would like to see similar competitions run nationally. “The way sales are going with speciality breads, I would like to see a major event geared towards craft and artisan bakers.”He is a keen competitor himself, but he’s not sorry to have narrowly missed out on the Waitrose Small Producer gong last year. “It would have been hard to supply Waitrose and for it not to have had a detrimental effect on other things.”He is also not keen to expand beyond Price’s heartland. “People have asked us to open shops in Hereford and Worcester, but it would be hard to expand without some quite large changes in the bakery. I’d be quite happy, though, to encourage somebody else there to open up.”That, after all, is what local food is all about. nlast_img read more

The Magic Beans Announce Surprise, Intimate Concert In Denver Just Before Thanksgiving

first_imgThe Magic Beans have already long established themselves as Colorado’s premier jam act, and they’ve decided to show thanks to the state by announcing a very intimate, last minute show in downtown Denver, on the day before Thanksgiving. This very special night of music will take place at the one of Denver’s hippest new upscale clubs and premier restaurant, Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox. The venue holds 400 people at peak capacity, and even with the surprise announcement coming two weeks out, the event is set for a sell-out. They’ll be joined by Skydyed, a live-tronica project from Fort Collins that has been making big waves in the scene.The Beans have promised new original debuts, a slew of musical friends joining in, and an unforgettable night of music. The band is fresh off a performance at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium wtih the Funky Meters and Infamous Sringdusters, as well as a sold out HallowBean run. If you’re in Colorado for the holidays, this is must hit show.Here is a video of the last time Magic Beans took over Denver at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom:For tickets, follow this link. If you’re heading to Phish come New Year’s time, don’t miss The Magic Beans and Spafford getting things done, late night style. Both bands will be on hand at American Beauty, just a few blocks away from MSG, on December 30th and 31st. Late night raging commence! Details here.[Photo via Dylan Langille, OntheDL Photography]last_img read more