News News UgandaAfrica UgandaAfrica December 9, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New threats to press freedom from censorship and attack on journalist Organisation Government supporters beat a journalist on 7 December, while the authorities banned the press from publishing the declarations of assets made by senior government officials. Reporters Without Borders condemns this regression by the Uganda government. Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Uganda Help by sharing this information to go further Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges June 4, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today condemned renewed threats to press freedom in Uganda, in particular, a physical attack on a radio journalist while she was covering an opposition meeting and a recent ban on reporting the assets of leading government figures.”The assets of political leaders are a matter of public interest which the press should be free to report, while the attack on a journalist was almost certainly carried out by activists of the ruling party,” Reporters Without Borders said.”We deplore this regression by the Uganda government, which must adopt measures to ensure greater press freedom and to protect journalists,” the organisation added.Hadija Nakitende, a reporter for CBS radio and vice-president of the Association of Ugandan Journalists, was attacked in a Kampala hotel on 7 December while covering a meeting of the Young Ugandan Democrats (YUD), the youth wing of the opposition Democratic Party (DP). Some 15 people suspected of being members of the ruling party burst in, beat Nakitende and other people present, and smashed a camera belonging to the commercial TV channel WBS.The attorney general meanwhile announced on 10 November that the news media are no longer authorised to publish the declarations of assets and liabilities made by the country’s political leaders. He made the announcement a few days after two leading dailies published details of the assets of several ministers and presidential advisers which they got from the inspector general of government, with whom leading officials have to file their declarations. This had prompted a formal protest by the vice-president, who said newspapers should not be allowed to publish this information. March 12, 2021 Find out more News Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading daily January 13, 2021 Find out more
by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A STUDY of Le Chéile’s Restorative Justice Project in Limerick has shown that restorative justice should be a preferred option for young offenders.Ireland’s first and only non-statutory youth restorative justice service provides a range of services to young people who have been involved in crime and are engaged with the Probation Service.The study carried out by Quality Matters found significant benefits not only for young people but also for the families and the victims of crime. The evaluation revealed that young people displayed a significant increase in empathy towards victims after engaging with the project, as well as better family relationships and less contact with the Gardaí and court system.Parents also reported positive outcomes for family life and improved relationships while victims of crime found that restorative justice (RJ) was a far better experience than the traditional criminal justice system. They stated that by participating in the project, they had a meaningful voice and found it more respectful and inclusive than the traditional court process.The project, established in 2010, works with young people on probation using a range of RJ models including face-to-face meetings, proxy victims, victim empathy programmes, and reparation. The RJ project is part of Le Chéile Mentoring & Youth Justice Support Services, which provides volunteer mentoring as well as RJ, and family support services to young people who offend. Previous articleLimerick Council hears passionate call for marriage equalityNext articleMajor rally against water charges planned for Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSLe Chéile’s Restorative Justice ProjectlimerickProbation ServiceQuality Matters Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Facebook Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories NewsLocal NewsYoung offenders benefit from restorative justice in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – January 30, 2015 1053 Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
News‘Tag Time’ tournament in #Limerick this Saturday in aid of ChildlineBy Staff Reporter – April 7, 2016 752 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleMajor media names for LimerickNext articleGarda move over asylum centre attack Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie THIS Saturday three university students from Limerick will be running a one-day tag rugby tournament in aid of Childline.The ‘Tag Time’ event will be held in Garryowen FC and will commence at 10am, and organiser Michael McInerney is urging people to get involved as it is for a very worthwhile cause.“The tournament itself will host 20 teams of 10 players and we want to attract as many people as possible to play or support on the day. Tag Time is all about getting together with friends to enjoy the festivities. There will be entertainment and craic to be had with an all day DJ, live band, raffles, prizes and much more. So even if you have no interest in the rugby, there will be plenty of activities to keep entertained”.Lunch will be available on the day with Garryowen running a BBQ and all facilities will be available so that participants can relax and enjoy themselves with friends and colleagues.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Each team of 10 players must have a minimum of 3 girls per team. Tags will be provided on the day. There is no need for specific team kits but if this is achievable then it will not be discouraged.The cost of entering a team is €200 and you can register on https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/tag-time-tickets-20426574434, or email [email protected] Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Print Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGScharitychildlinelimerickRugby Twitter Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
The margin of Shane Hiatt’s IMCA Modified feature win Saturday at Eagle Raceway was all of 64/1,000th’s of a second. (Photo by Joe Orth)By Greg SoukupEAGLE, Neb. (May 6) – If you thought the finish of Saturday’s Kaplan University IMCA Modified feature at Eagle Raceway was a nailbiter, the electronic scoring was proof of just how close the top two cars were.Shane Hiatt passed Johnny Saathoff coming to the checkered flag and won by all of 64/1,000th’s of a second.“It’s been a while coming I guess, but it was a really exciting race. Johnny and I were working the bottom and he slipped up just a little bit,” Hiatt said. “I got beside him going into three, and I decided to not lift coming off of four and just nipped him at the line.”“We started sixth row inside so we had quite a ways coming up there,” he continued. “But our GRT chassis was working good. It was awesome.”One hundred and seventy-one cars took to the track over the course of the evening.Ryan King celebrated his 32nd birthday two days early with his career first IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car victory.Shawn Harker was the Hoosier Tire IMCA Northern SportMod winner after starting eighth. Forty-seven SportMods saw action during the night.Jeff Ware won again in the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock main event, this time on his dad’s birthday and from the ninth starting spot.Zach Bohlmeyer also became a two-time winner this season at Eagle, in the Mountain Dew Kick Start IMCA Sport Compacts.