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New threats to press freedom from censorship and attack on journalist

first_img 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 morelast_img read more

The writer Mohamed Nijati Tayara arrested

first_img Organisation Help by sharing this information RSF_en Newscenter_img May 12, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The writer Mohamed Nijati Tayara arrested The writer Mohamed Nijati Tayara was arrested on a charge of disseminating false information. A Homs criminal court dropped the charge after the second amnesty of 21 June. His case was then transferred to a Damascus appeal court, which had taken no decision a month later. His health deteriorated after he began a hunger strike with other detainees in protest against their detention and he had no access to appropriate treatment. His was allowed to see his wife and lawyer once a week but no one else. last_img read more

Two armed attacks on national radio station in one week

first_img September 14, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two armed attacks on national radio station in one week August 21, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to investigate armed attacks on Radio Nuevo Mundo installations on 4 September in Salamá, in Baja Verapaz department, and on 11 September in Guatemala City. The ongoing elections have been marred by an alarming level of violent crime and the press freedom organisation urges the president who is elected in the 4 November run-off to immediately take steps to protect journalists.“Guatemala is one of the western hemisphere countries where press freedom is most at risk and the situation does not look set to improve in 2007,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Eleven years after the end of the civil war, human rights violations, attacks on freedom of expression and impunity have not disappeared.”The organisation added: “We join the Guatemala Journalists Association (APG) in calling on both of the presidential candidates in the second round to include energetic measures to reinforce the rule of law in their programmes, and in the meantime we urge the police and judicial authorities to establish the circumstances and motives of the two attacks on Radio Nuevo Mundo.”A shot was fired into Radio Nuevo Mundo’s regional office in Salamá from the roof of a neighbouring building on 4 September. Journalists and technicians were present but no one was injured. Cable Star Channel reporter and cameraman Erwin David Hernández was kidnapped for several hours the same day in Salamá by two men who ordered him to say nothing about Rolando Rivera, the mayor of the nearby town of Cubulco, currently the target of a great deal of criticism from his voters.Gunmen burst into a Radio Nuevo Mundo relay station on Cerro Alux, a hill overlooking the capital, on 11 September. Threatening and overpowering technicians, they destroyed some of the equipment and took the rest.These press freedom violations have come at the height of a presidential election campaign in which the two second-round candidates are Alvaro Colom, a social-democrat, and Otto Pérez, a right-wing retired police general. Some 50 activists and candidates for local office were killed in the run-up to the first round on 9 September, and security issues have dominated the political debate.Among the many threats and attacks on journalists this year, two cases stand out. Winder Jordán Madrid, a local radio station manager, narrowly survived a shooting attack on 2 February, while photographer Jorge Alejandro Castañeda Martínez was gunned down in the capital on 5 July. No one has been arrested for his murder. May 8, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Guatemala Receive email alerts to go further RSF_en January 7, 2021 Find out more Guatemala: 51 Signatories Call For Authorities To Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Journalist Anastasia Mejía Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! GuatemalaAmericas News GuatemalaAmericas Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to shed light on all the press freedom violations that have marked the current election campaign, including two attacks on Radio Nuevo Mundo installations in the space of a week. The organisation also addresses an appeal to the two presidential candidates in the 4 November second round. News Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Help by sharing this information News Organisation Newslast_img read more

Protesters rename Ouagadougou avenue after slain journalist on 10th anniversary of murder

first_img to go further Reporters Without Borders marked the 10th anniversary of journalist Norbert Zongo’s murder today by organising a protest in which stickers were used to rename one of the capital’s avenues after Zongo. The editor of the weekly L’Indépendant, Zongo and three companions were murdered in the southern town of Sapouy on 13 December 1998.In the course of a march through the streets of Ouagadougou organised by the Collective againt Impunity in Burkina Faso, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard and head of information Léonard Vincent put up large stickers with the words “Avenue Norbert Zongo” in the form a Ouagadougou street-name sign.They distributed stickers to demonstrators and urged them to affix them everywhere in the capital as a tribute to the slain journalist and his three fellow victims.“Ten years after the multiple murder in Sapouy, the people of Burkina Faso are still in the dark although suspicion and evidence have pointed to the president’s brother and the presidential guard,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Not only have the authorities done everything to prevent justice being done in this case but – compounding scandal with contempt – they have done nothing to ensure that Burkina Faso honours one of its finest sons,” the press freedom organisation add. “At least that injustice has been partially redressed today.” Zongo (picture) was an investigative journalist and editor of the weekly L’Indépendant. His charred body was found along with the charred bodies of his three companions in their car in the southern town of Sapouy on 13 December 1998. At the time of his death he had been looking into how David Ouédraogo, the chauffeur of President Blaise Compaoré’s brother François, died at the hands of presidential guard members after being arrested on suspicion of stealing from his employer.Following street protests, President Compaoré created an Independent Commission of Enquiry (CEI) to look into the multiple murder of Zongo and his companions. A few months later, the commission named “six leading suspects.”Sgt. Marcel Kafando and two other presidential guard members were convicted in August 2000 of kidnapping Ouédraogo and torturing him to death. In February 2001, the public prosecutor went on to charge Kafando with murder and arson in connection Zongo’s death. But despite the gravity of the charges, Kafando was allowed to continue living at his home in Ouagadougou all these years.Investigating judge Wenceslas Ilboudo finally ruled on 19 July 2006 that the investigation against “Marcel Kafando and any other unidentified person” for the murder of Zongo should be abandoned on the grounds that a prosecution witness had withdrawn a statement he had made eight years before. The ruling was confirmed on appeal, meaning that no further attempt would be made to find out who murdered Zongo.At that stage, the investigation could only be reopened if “new evidence” was produced. This is what Reporters Without Borders did on 20 October 2006, when it gave the Burkina Faso state prosecutor a copy of the original draft of the CEI’s report, before it was toned down on the insistence of two of the commission’s members, who represented the government.Passages about the contradictions in François Compaoré’s statement and the attempts by businessman Oumarou Kanazoé to silence Zongo prior to his murder were completely eliminated from the final version of the report. The conclusions of the original report were also much more positive and detailed, and much more specific when identifying the “six leading suspects,” all members of the presidential guard. Burkina FasoAfrica Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso Organisation Burkina FasoAfrica News In the course of a march through the streets of Ouagadougou organised by the Collective againt Impunity in Burkina Faso, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard and head of information Léonard Vincent put up large stickers with the words “Avenue Norbert Zongo” in the form a Ouagadougou street-name sign. They also distributed stickers to demonstrators and urged them to affix them as a tribute to the slain journalist. December 13, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Protesters rename Ouagadougou avenue after slain journalist on 10th anniversary of murder Receive email alerts News News May 5, 2021 Find out more Time is pressing, 20 years after Burkinabe journalist’s murder April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Burkina Faso French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali June 7, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

Six months later

first_img Organisation News Reporters Without Borders issued a release deploring the failure of Tunisia’s new authorities to renew the broadcast media landscape in the six months since President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s ouster on 14 January. No licences have been awarded, either to media that already operated clandestinely under President Ben Ali, such as Radio Kalima or Radio 6, or to new media that filed an application after the fall of the old regime. July 14, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Six months latercenter_img RSF_en Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Police free award-winning blogger Alaa Abd El-Fatah

first_img————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff January 22, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en to go further Award-winning blogger about to be releasedBlogger, Alaa Abd El-Fatah, is due to be released in the evening of 21 June or the morning of 22 June at the latest, his wife said. She did not know if her husband still faced charges. The prosecutor decided on his release on 20 June.Alaa Abd El-Fatah was arrested on 7 May 2006 while he was taking part in a demonstration in front of a Cairo court. He was accused of “illegal gathering” (in violation of the emergency law), “obstructing traffic”, “insulting President Mubarak” and “insulting police officers during his arrest”.Alaa Abd El-Fatah is co-author of Manal and Alaa’s Bit Bucket, jointly awarded a 2005 best blog prize by Reporters Without Borders and German media Deutsche Welle.———————–6.06.2006Authorities release two bloggers, hold three others for two more weeksReporters Without Borders noted the release on 4 June of bloggers Malek Mostafa and Asmaa Ali. Mostafa was arrested on 26 April while Ali was arrested on 7 May. The authorities have meanwhile ordered that three other bloggers – Alaa Abd El-Fatah, Mohamed Sharkawy and Karim El-Shaer – should be held for two more weeks. All five were arrested for taking part in demonstrations.—————————–11.05.2006 Follow the news on Egypt Blogger Alaa Abd El-Fatah was released today at about 14:00 GMT from the police station in which he had been held since yesterday. His wife said he spent 24 hours standing in a small cell. She said he was also beaten, but she was not sure if it was by his cellmates or police officers. The authorities had not intended to free him until tomorrow. It seems they brought his release forward because his family and friends were demonstrating outside the police station.The public prosecutor yesterday ordered that bloggers Mohamed Sharkawy and Karim El-Shaer should be held for another two weeks.——————-20.06.06 News Support for detained award-winning blogger Alaa Abd El-Fatah February 1, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img Receive email alerts News February 6, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Reporters Without Borders voiced support today for blogger Alaa Abd El-Fatah and his family following El-Fatah’s arrest along with 10 other people while demonstrating outside a Cairo court on 7 May. Three of the 10 have since been released.El-Fatah has been charged with illegal assembly (in violation of the state of emergency law), blocking traffic, insulting President Mubarak, and verbal abuse of police officers at the time of his arrest. Reporters Without Borders called for his release in a letter to the Egyptian authorities on 9 May on the grounds that the charges do not warrant his being kept in custody.Around 70 government opponents and dissidents have been arrested since the start of a wave protest in April that began when two judges called for the complete independence of Egypt’s courts and an investigation into the last presidential election.The detainees include five other bloggers who were arrested while taking part in demonstrations : Malek Mostafa, Mohammed Adel (freed on 27 May), Mohammed Sharkawy, Karim El Shaer and Asmaa Ali.El-Fatah is the co-author of Manal and Alaa’s Bit Bucket, a blog that won a prize in a competition organised by Reporters Without Borders and the German media Deutsche Welle last October. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News June 22, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police free award-winning blogger Alaa Abd El-Fatah Help by sharing this information Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prisonlast_img read more

Open letter to Miklos Haraszti, the OSCE representative on freedom of the media

first_imgNews “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Robert MénardSecretary-General August 11, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to Miklos Haraszti, the OSCE representative on freedom of the media News Reporters Without Borders would like to share with you its concern about the action of the Belarusian authorities in preventing Polish journalists and journalists from Belarus’ ethnic Polish minority from freely working on several occasions since March. The frequency of these press freedom violations has increased since 6 July.To our knowledge, a total of two journalists of Polish nationality or from Belarus’ Polish minority have been sentenced to prison sentences of 10 to 15 days. We have also registered at least 13 cases of journalists being arrested, two cases of journalists being fined and two cases of journalists being banned from re-entering Belarus.- Andrei Pochobut, the editor of the publication Magazyn Polski, and Ihar Bantsar of Glos znad Niemna, a Polish-language weekly published in Belarus, were fined 2,000 and 200 euros respectively on 6 July for taking part in a demonstration against the action of the Belarusian authorities in publishing four falsified copies of Glos znad Niemna.- Andrei Pochobut of Magazyn Polski was sentenced to 15 days in prison on 27 July for “participating in an illegal demonstration in Shchuchin on 3 July and civil disobedience.” He had participated in a protest against the government’s takeover of the Union of Belarusian Poles.- Three Polish journalists, Waclaw Radzinowicz and Robert Kowalewski of Gazeta Wyborcza (the biggest Polish daily) and Agnieszka Romaszewska of the Polish television station TVP1, were arrested by the police on 27 July when they came to cover their colleagues’ trial.- Ten Belarusian and Polish journalists with Gazeta Wyborcza, Associated Press, Glos znad Niemna, Nasha Niva, Pressbol and the www.pahonia.promedia.by website who were present when special forces took over the headquarters of the Union of Belarusian Poles at 10 p.m. on 27 July were detained and taken to a police station before being released two hours later.- Andrzej Pisalnik, the editor of the weekly Glos znad Niemna and a contributor to Gazeta Wyborcza, was sentenced by a court in the western city of Lida on 4 August to 10 days in prison for “participating in an illegal demonstration in Shchuchin on 3 July and civil disobedience.”- Marcin Smialowski, the former correspondent in Belarus of the Polish news agency Polska Agencja Prasowa and a stringer for the Polish public radio station Polskie Radio and the privately-owned television station TVN, was refused entry by Belarusian border guards on 5 August despite having a visa and the necessary accreditation.- Adam Tuchlinski, a Polish news photographer with the weekly Przekroj, was arrested on 6 August in the western city of Grodno as he was about to board a train to return to Poland. Officials said Tuchlinski, who was travelling on a tourist visa, did not have the necessary accreditation. He is now banned from visiting Belarus for five years.Knowing your commitment to press freedom, we appeal to you to intervene with the appropriate authorities with the aim of guaranteeing the safety and freedom of journalists in Belarus. Our organisation believes that journalists should not be the direct of indirect victims of the current diplomatic crisis between Poland and Belarus.We trust you will give this matter your careful consideration. BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 27, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Help by sharing this information May 28, 2021 Find out more Mr. Miklos Haraszti,OSCE Representative on Freedom of the MediaVienna AUSTRIA Paris, 11 August 2005center_img Receive email alerts to go further News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Follow the news on Belarus June 2, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia Journalists have become the victim of the current diplomatic crisis between Poland and Belarus. Reporters Without Borders wrote today to Miklos Haraszti, the OSCE representative on freedom of the media, asking him to intervene with the Belarusian authorities. Organisation Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Dear Mr. Haraszti,last_img read more

YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Kicks Off 2012 by Offering Technology Courses for All Ages!

first_img Subscribe Education YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Kicks Off 2012 by Offering Technology Courses for All Ages! To kick off 2012, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley will begin offering additional TECHGyrls classes for elementary, middle and high school girls. From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 | 9:52 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week 28 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it In an effort to prepare girls and women for the job market, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley is offering beginning and intermediate computer courses. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, future growth projections indicate that computers, software, and applications for information technology will continue to impact the employment opportunities for women and is a driving force of the economy.To kick off 2012, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley will begin offering additional TECHGyrls classes for elementary, middle and high school girls. As well as, an Adult Computer Learning Course for women over the age of 18. Classes begin the week of January 9th and enrollment will continue until June 2012.TECHGyrls courses are age appropriate and cover topics such as internet safety, social media do’s and don’ts and Microsoft Office in a fun and exciting way. The TECHGyrls program objectives are 1) Increase confidence in the use of technology 2) Increase the knowledge of vocational computer programs 3) Increase confidence in the ability to manage personal finances and 4) Increase knowledge of business practices. Like the TECHGyrls classes, Adult Courses utilize appropriate software that promotes mastery learning, problem solving and a classroom experience that is student centered. All courses are free and are available for students who reside in the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley service area. TECHGyrls courses are 12 weeks and space is limited. The Adult Computer Learning Courses are 5 weeks.Currently, both courses have open enrollment.For more information about how you can enroll in any of the upcoming TECHGyrls classes or the Adult Computer Learning Course contact Shanetta Robinson – Program Director at (626) 296-8433 ext. 13 or [email protected] the start of the TECHGyrls program in 1997, it has grown to be one of the most highly successful nation-wide YWCA after-school empowerment programs. Not only does the program raise girls’ interest, confidence and competence in the crucial area of technology, it also helps them develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.Find promotional codes and possibly save on technology and software. More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Pasadena Power Launches New E-Newsletter to Provide More Communication With Public

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Government Pasadena Power Launches New E-Newsletter to Provide More Communication With Public Published on Friday, June 19, 2015 | 11:48 am Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Water and Power has added a new communication tool to its community relations arsenal in the form of an e-newsletter that every customer can opt to receive by email.PWP General Manager Phyllis Currie said the monthly newsletter, Watts Current, will make customers aware of enhancements in the city’s water and electricity infrastructure, and strengthen partnerships with other institutions and community organizations in Pasadena.“It will also update you on rebates and incentives that will help you save money and energy- and water-efficient,” PWP said in announcement.The e-newsletter intends to provide the Pasadena community with up-to-date info about PWP’s initiatives, projects, customer programs, rebates and other resources.This early, PWP said, the newsletter has already to be a successful communication tool.“PWP has received a number of follow-up inquiries from residents, as well as sign-ups for upcoming events and workshops that were highlighted in the newsletter.”Watts Current’s inaugural issue included a drought update that also appears on the website of other city departments, and announced the City Council’s decision to move to Level 2 Water Supply Shortage Plan. Level 2 was approved on June 1 and took effect the day after.The issue also included news about PWP’s high school senior scholarship winners and an introduction to its new programs and workshops.Watts Current is now circulated among almost 30,000 recipients, who can also access PWP’s other online resources including rebate forms and event registration instructions.Customers may subscribe to the e-newsletter by registering on www.pwpweb.com/e-newsletter. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

An Evening For the Station: Homelessness is No Laughing Matter

first_imgBenefits An Evening For the Station: Homelessness is No Laughing Matter A Night of Comedy to Benefit Union Station Homeless Services From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | 4:12 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Featured Comedians: Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at www.unionstationhs.org or (626) 250-4559. Event sponsorship begins at $500. To become an event or publicity sponsor, call (626) 240-4558. Matt Peters (Showtime’s WEEDS, Netflix’s Orange is the New Black): Matt has been seen on Showtime’s WEEDS, G4TV’s Attack of the Show, and most notably, he has a recurring role on the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. Additionally, he hosts the popular bi-weekly comedy show, BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! that takes place at the infamous R Bar in Los Angeles. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Jonah and Kumail (Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail): Based on the popular live show, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail features comedy icons and up-and-comers performing in the back of a comic book shop. Jonah Ray is an actor, writer and comedian also known for being one of the co-hosts of The Nerdist Podcast and television show. Kumail Nanjiani has guest-starred in various comedy shows like Portlandia, and more recently is a regular on HBO’s Silicon Valley. For its 16th annual An Evening for the Station, Union Station Homeless Services is hosting an incredible night of comedy to demonstrate that Homelessness is No Laughing Matter! Cameron Esposito (Put Your Hands Together, Chelsea Lately): Cameron is a fast rising Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer who has been called “the future of comedy” by none other than Jay Leno. Cameron hosts Put Your Hands Together, has a biweekly column on The AV Club, and has appeared on Late Late with Craig Ferguson, @Midnight, CONAN, and as a regular on Chelsea Lately and TakePartLive among others.Baron Vaughn (NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Netflix’s Grace and Frankie): Baron is a comedian who has performed on Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and has had numerous appearances on Comedy Central, most recently in the form of his own “Half Hour” comedy special. Baron has performed in comedy festivals nationwide, TV shows and films and was a series regular on USA’s Fairly Legal (2010-2012). Catch him on the upcoming Netflix Original Series Grace and Frankie starting in May 2015. 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News An Evening for the Station: Homelessness is No Laughing Matter will be held at ArcLight Cinemas, Pasadena, Thursday, October 15 at 6:30 pm. The event, which will be attended by over 400 community, business and civic leaders, will feature a hilarious line-up with top comedic talent from HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, and more! About Union Station Homeless Services Matt Braunger (MADtv, Live at Gotham): Matt was recently a series regular on MADtv, his television credits also include The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Live at Gotham. Matt has performed at a variety of prestigious comedy festivals and was recently featured in Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch.” Union Station Homeless Services, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is committed to helping homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives. Union Station Homeless Services is part of a premier group of human services agencies in Los Angeles County that are leading the way to ending homelessness in our community. Headquartered in Pasadena, we are the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. We believe every person deserves a life of dignity and a safe place to call home. With over 40 years of experience, we proudly offer a full continuum of nine programs throughout the San Gabriel Valley; services include street outreach, intake/assessment, care coordination and navigation, meals, shelter, housing, employment development, benefits enrollment, and referrals to medical and mental health services. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuffcenter_img Make a comment HerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeauty Ron Funches (TBS’s Conan, NBC’s Undateable): Ron has a recurring role on Disney’s Crash and Bernstein, Comedy Central’s Kroll Show and a starring role in NBC’s Undateable. He performs stand up all over the United States impressing audiences everywhere. Most recently, Ron was named one of the “Best New Comedians” by Esquire Magazine. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy All funds raised will benefit Union Station Homeless Services, the San Gabriel Valley’s largest and most comprehensive social service agency assisting homeless adults and families. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Nikki Glaser (Comedy Central’s @Midnight, MTV’s Nikki & Sara LIVE): Nikki is a comedian, writer, and host whose television appearances have included The Tonight Show, CONAN, and Last Comic Standing. She was the co-host of the MTV late night talk show, Nikki & Sara LIVE. Nikki can currently be seen as a regular contestant on Comedy Central’s @Midnight and will guest star on the upcoming season of Inside Amy Schumer. Community Newslast_img read more