Malala Yousafzai book launch censored in Peshawar

first_img Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists January 30, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Malala Yousafzai book launch censored in Peshawar Reporters Without Borders regrets that the launch of 16-year-old blogger Malala Yousafzai’s memoir “I am Malala” at Peshawar University’s Area Study Centre in northwestern Pakistan on 28 January was cancelled as a result of pressure from local officials, who cited security reasons.“We deplore this politically-motivated manoeuvre, which violated freedom of information,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific Desk.“Claiming an inability to protect the book launch in order to prevent it taking place was totally specious. The provincial government’s opinion of this book should be of no consequence and should certainly not result in any form of censorship. We hope the rescheduled event goes ahead without interference on 5 February.”The organizers were forced to cancel the book launch after the police told them that they were unable to provide security for the event.Khadim Hussain, one of the organizers, said two members of the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (of which Peshawar is the capital) – information minister Shah Farman and local government minister Inayatur Rehman ¬– intervened personally to prevent it going ahead.On the day scheduled for the Malala book launch, the government said it did not oppose the event but rather the university’s use by the organizers “for political ends.”The book’s complete title is: “I am Malala: the story of the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban.” Its author, who has written a blog on the BBC Urdu website since 2009, has lived in Britain with her family since the October 2012 shooting.Still threatened by the Taliban in Pakistan, Yousafzai had not been due to attend the launch, which was organized by the Bacha Khan Education Trust, an NGO called Strengthening Participatory Organization and the university’s Area Study Centre.Pakistan is ranked 159th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Follow the news on Pakistan Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News PakistanAsia – Pacific News PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire to go furthercenter_img News June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Organisation January 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts April 21, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Great photographs from The Great War

first_imgTwitter NewsGreat photographs from The Great WarBy Rose Rushe – June 17, 2015 1224 Previous article€100 million investment for Vistakon in PlasseyNext articleFilm Trilogy’s last shoot for July Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Facebook WhatsApp Printcenter_img Ypres WW1 Battlefield Cavalry transporting artillery shells through muddy terrainAN exhibition by pioneering Irish photographer Fr Francis Browne depicting the lives of soldiers on battlefields of the First World War will be launched by Kevin Myers at Hunt Museum on Thursday, July 9, 6pm.This will be followed on Friday July 10 at 1pm by Myers, authority on WWI, giving a talk on ‘Fr Browne, Limerick and Ireland’s Great War’. No. 69 O’Connell Street is venue.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking of the priest who took the last photographs on board Titanic and later served as army chaplain, winning the Military Cross with the Irish Guards, Myers said that he “came from a Cork merchant family, longstanding grandees who had lots of money. This enabled them to spend a fortune on photographs and photography collections, which was a very expensive business then”.Fr Francis Browne was awarded the Military Cross while army chaplain“Fr Browne had the most uncanny eye and he was a genius behind the camera. He had a wonderful sense of life, sense of perspective and his work looks as if he had been painting”.“He was an Irish man, a warrior, a Jesuit and much loved by his men. His other great ability was to conjure a work of art out of nothing”.Upwards of 5,000 photographs have survived; some 38 will exhibit in Limerick, in collaboration with Cavan County Museum. Email Linkedin Advertisementlast_img read more

Tottenham’s Lucas Moura delighted David Luiz signed for Arsenal so he can hang out at his house more

first_imgDavid Luiz has been backed for success at Arsenal by Tottenham’s Lucas Moura (Picture: Getty Images)Tottenham’s Lucas Moura is very pleased that David Luiz arrived at north London rivals Arsenal, because now they can spend more time together.Luiz signed for the Gunners this month in a surprise £8m transfer from Chelsea after Blues boss Frank Lampard deemed him surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.The Brazilian centre-back has already come in for criticism in his short Arsenal career so far after some questionable defending in his side’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on Saturday.However, Moura, who became friends with Luiz during their time together at Paris Saint-Germain from 2014-16, has backed his pal to come good and is looking forward to hanging out with him now they are north London neighbours.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘David is a very experienced player and knows how to go through this situation. He will be stronger very soon,’ Moura told Standard Sport.‘I am happy for him because it was a good transfer for him to make. I am also happy because he is closer to me now. He can come visit me at my home easier because when he was at Chelsea, he was so far away!’The two friends will meet on the pitch at the Emirates on Sunday in the first north London derby of the season and Moura is ready to get one over his compatriot.‘On Sunday he will be my opponent, I will work and do the best for my team to get three points. On the pitch (out relationship) is different. It doesn’t matter who the opponent is, I need to do my best and try to win.’ Luiz and Moura played together at Paris Saint-Germain (Picture: Getty Images)Spurs are looking to bounce back from their shock 1-0 loss at home to Newcastle on Sunday which saw them fail to recover from a Joelinton goal for the visitors.Going straight from a disappointing defeat into a local derby could be tough, but Moura insists it is the ideal fixture to follow the loss.‘Is this the perfect game for us to have after the Newcastle defeat? Yes,’ the Brazilian continued. ‘We need to look forward now. There are a lot of hard games to come.‘We lost against Newcastle but I am sure we have the quality to go to Arsenal and come back with three points. That’s what we must try to do.’MORE: Reiss Nelson sends message to Nicolas Pepe after losing his place in Arsenal sideMORE: Simon Jordan calls new Arsenal signing David Luiz a ‘show pony’ Tottenham’s Lucas Moura delighted David Luiz signed for Arsenal so he can hang out at his house more Comment Phil HaighTuesday 27 Aug 2019 3:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link609Shares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more