Journalist receives death threats

first_imgNews The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information Organisation August 1, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist receives death threats News Reports Journalist Abdou Latif Coulibaly, author of a recently-publishedbook in which he criticises Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, has beenreceiving anonymous death threats over the past few days, which he hasattributed to members of the president’s political party.”We regret to note such a shift in Senegal, a country in which press freedom andbroader freedom of expression have traditionally been respected. Such extremismis uncalled for, regardless of the nature of the criticisms in the book,” Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General Robert Ménard said in a letter to President Wade. The organisation also urged the president, who reaffirmed his commitment to freedom of expression, to firmly condemn such excesses, introduce concrete measures to ensure Coulibaly’s safety and launch an investigation to identify and punish those responsible for the threats. Coulibaly, a journalist with and director of Sud FM, the leading private radiostation in the country, wrote a book entitled, “Wade, an opposition figure inpower: will political power continue to change hands?”, published in July 2003,in which he criticises the president’s administration. The journalist hasreceived a series of death threats and insults via telephone since 28 July, bothat home and at his office. The callers have reportedly told him that they wouldnot allow him to “destroy what (they have) built over the past 26 years.” On 27July, President Wade had issued a statement in which he deplored certain contentions published by Coulibaly and said he “had faith in his fellow citizens’ judgement of the matter.” On 31 July, the journalist filed a complaint with the stateprosecutor for “insults and death threats”. News Receive email alerts RSF asks Senegal to amend its new press lawcenter_img RSF_en SenegalAfrica March 5, 2021 Find out more SenegalAfrica to go further January 8, 2021 Find out more RSF decries exceptional press freedom violations in Senegal November 27, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Senegallast_img read more

Agroforestry conference

first_imgConference presenters will include experts from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Odum School of Ecology and Fort Valley State University, as well as many other U.S. and Canadian universities.Session presentations will focus on conference themes, including agroforestry education and certification, bioenergy, environmental quality, production systems, social and cultural considerations, and economics, policy and marketing. There will also be a technical workshop focused on tools for landowners and professionals. Participants will be able to view poster presentations and attend both pre- and post-conference field tours and trips to local production sites. Agricultural producers, natural resource professionals and forest and farm landowners should mark their calendars now for the 12th North American Agroforestry Conference set for June 4-9, 2011 at the Georgia Center on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Ga.The conference will focus on sustainable rural land management and the integration of trees with crop and/or livestock production. Dennis Garrity, director general of the World Agroforestry Centre, and Kathleen Merrigan, deputy secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, will be featured speakers during the opening plenary session. Watch the session live by logging onto www.ustream.tv/channel/agroforestry. The event is sponsored by the Association for Temperate Agroforestry, Georgia Organics, Southern Regional Extension Forestry and the United States Forest Service with support from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.For more information on the agroforestry conference, see the website http://hosting.caes.uga.edu/2011NAAC/.last_img read more