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Support for European resolution, call for release of 52 journalists

first_img RSF_en News IranMiddle East – North Africa June 11, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders hails last week’s European Parliament resolution on European Union strategy towards Iran. For the first time, the European Parliament has displayed a clear desire to take human rights into account in the EU’s relations with Iran.Adopted on 3 April, the resolution “calls on Iran to cooperate with international human rights bodies and its own NGOs,” supports “the urgent call of 772 Iranian journalists on the Iranian President to live up to his promise and allow the reopening of the Association of Iranian Journalists,” and urges the European Union “to mainstream human rights in all aspects of its relations with Iran.”“We welcome this initiative stressing human rights in relations with Iran,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire. “The measures envisaged in this resolution are a starting point. A counter-weight to the issue of Iran’s nuclear programme and the defence of European economic interests, they form a basis for taking account of fundamental freedoms in bilateral talks.”Various Iranian officials, including allies of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, have stepped up their attacks on the international community and the Europeans in particular since 31 March, the date that the text of the proposed resolution was circulated.The mullah-led regime has reacted with virulence towards article 17 of the resolution, which says that “any future Parliament delegations to Iran should be committed to meeting members of the political opposition and civil society activists, and to having access to political prisoners.”“The threats and attacks on the European Union by Iranian political and religious officials have no legitimacy coming from a regime that does not respect international human rights law,” said Réza Moini the head of the Reporters Without Borders Iran-Afghanistan desk.“By calling for implementation of the Helsinki accords by an authoritarian regime, the EU is encouraging and legitimizing civil society’s human rights demands. The EU finally seems to be adopting an appropriate stance towards one of the world’s most repressive countries as regards freedom of information, a country that continues to be one of the world’s biggest prisons for journalists and netizens.”Moini added: “We call on the authorities to release the 52 journalists currently detained in Iran.”Disastrous record on freedom of informationThe British media revealed on 2 April that Roya Saberi Negad Nobakht, 47, a UK resident with British and Iranian dual citizenship, was arrested while on a visit to Iran five months ago because of a comment on Facebook, and has been held in Tehran’s Evin prison ever since. Her husband, Daryoush Taghipoor, said she is being held on charges of “plotting to commit crimes against security and insulting Islam” for saying on Facebook that everything in Iran was “too Islamic.” She is “not a political activist in any way (…) just a normal citizen” and may have made a confession “under duress,” he said.Neither the Iranian nor British government said anything about Nobakht’s arrest for five months. Alerted by family friends, Andrew Stunell, a member of parliament for a district in the Stockport region where the couple lives, said he was “concerned about this arbitrary arrest” and had asked the Foreign Office to make urgent inquiries on her behalf.Nobakht is one of a total of 20 netizens currently detained in Iran. Subjected to long spells of solitary confinement and tortured into making confessions that are eventually used against them in sham trials, these men and women pay a high price for using their freedom of expression.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its deep concern about the conditions in which a number of Iranian journalists are being detained. The regime continues to show no consideration for the netizens and journalists who fall ill while in detention.They include Hossein Ronaghi Malki, Mohammad Reza Pourshajari, Mostafa Daneshjo, Hamidreza Moradi, Afshin Karampour, Mohammad Davari, Mohammad Sadegh Kabovand and Said Matinpour.All of them are ill and need urgent medical attention, but the prison and judicial authorities refuse to allow their transfer to hospitals although this is recommended by prison doctors and the regulations established by the judicial body that oversees the prison system.The eight members of the staff of the website Narenji (Orange in Persian) who were arrested on 3 December – Ali Asghar Hormand, Abass Vahedi, Alireza Vaziri, Nassim Nikmehr, Malieh Nakehi, Mohammad Hossien Mossazadeh and Sara Sajad Pour – are meanwhile still being held.Arrested by Revolutionary Guards, they were taken to an unknown location after their homes were searched and personal effects were removed. The date of their trial and the grounds for their arrest have still not been officially announced.The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on 24 March condemning Iran’s grave and repeated human rights violations and granting a one-year extension to the mandate of Ahmad Shaheed, the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran.One of the world’s most repressive regimes as regards freedom of expression, Iran is ranked 173rd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Follow the news on Iran IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election to go furthercenter_img April 10, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Support for European resolution, call for release of 52 journalists News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Organisation June 9, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Director of UX Design and Assessment

first_imgJob DescriptionThe Director of UX Design and Assessment is an essential part ofthe IT Experience & Engagement (ITE²) unit of the Division ofInformation Technology. The Director of UX Design and Assessmentwill report to the Executive Director of ITE² and will lead andwork closely with each functional area to improve user experiencethrough designing and evaluating user-facing platforms, services,and mechanisms of engagement. To this end, the Director of UXDesign and Assessment will conduct user research to discover users’needs, wants, and limitations and turn the user research findingsinto design solutions. The Director of UX Design and Assessmentwill also provide guidance and expert advice to other units withinthe Division on user experience related topics and assist indeveloping UX-centered strategies. A key responsibility of thisposition is to drive improvement of the user experience across theDivision’s various platforms and mechanisms of user engagement inorder to provide University value for all Virginia Tech students,faculty, staff, and affiliates who interact with IT systems andservices.The Director of UX Design and Assessment will also provideleadership and support to the Division in defining and assisting inthe execution of assessment programs where requested for Divisionactivities. For applicable activities, this position will consultwith senior leaders and create a framework to measure outcomes andenable data-informed decision making. These engagements may alsoinclude assessment education and consultation, administration ofassessment processes, data collection, and data analysis.The Director of UX Design and Assessment will identify theeducational needs around user-centered design and strategicassessment, develop and conduct educational programs for VT staffand students on these topics.The Director of UX Design and Assessment will be able to operateboth strategically and operationally across a range of areas. Therole is expected to synthesize diverse viewpoints to balanceorganizational operations and interests with user experiencerequirements, needs, and desires. The Director of UX Design andAssessment will seek to identify areas of strategic value toimprove the user experience, will serve as a leader and knowledgeexpert on our users, and will strive to enable a consistent userexperience within the ITE² unit. The Director of UX Design andAssessment will be an ambassador who seeks to grow the footprintand return on investment of user experience design within theDivision. The Director of UX Design and Assessment will assist teammembers in bringing user-impacting projects from concept toexecution and implementation. The Director of UX Design andAssessment will provide expert guidance and contribute tosystematically collect and analyze data about the operationaleffectiveness of the services and the programs provided by theDivision. The Director of UX Design and Assessment will design andconduct educational programs to promote user centered designapproach and value focused assessment.Required Qualifications- Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology or relatedfield.- 30 months experience in web development (HTML, CSS, andJavascript).- 54 months teaching experience at college level.- 48 months experience with visual and multimedia design tools suchas Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere.- 24 months experience with assisting and supporting faculty andstudents in the use of technology tools and the integration ofthese tools in all phases of their instructional and researchactivities.- 12 months experience in working proactively as part of a team anddeliver work with limited need for oversight.- 36 months experience with key programs such as Microsoft Word,Excel and PowerPoint.- 6 months experience in conducting user experience designevaluations.Appointment TypeRegularSalary Information67,621Review DateAugust 31, 2020Additional Information{sTAOther19}The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact (insert name) at (insertemail address) during regular business hours at least 10business days prior to the event.Advertised: August 3, 2020Applications close:last_img read more

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Ndoma Egba, Tech Vibe Eye S’final Ticket with Victories in White…

first_imgTeam Ndoma-Egba led by former national champion, Thomas Otu and Aanu Aiyegbusi beat Team Yetade 7-0 in Ado Ekiti while Team Tech Vibe also defeated Team CBN Futures by the same margin in Lagos. The contest for the second semifinal place in the group will be decided with the last group match between Team Goshen and Team Ndoma- Egba in Abuja on November 4 with the host team needing a win to secure their semifinal place.Team Tech Vibe will have to hope for a Team Goshen victory over Team Ndoma-Egba to use a superior number of matches won consideration to snatch a semifinal place.In the Blue Group, Lagos-based Team Muller has already secured a semifinal place following their unbeaten record in four ties.The second semifinal place will be determined in Port Harcourt on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 when Teams Civil Defence and Kalotari meet in a winner takes all tie.The NCC Tennis League will be taking a two-week break to make way for the Lagos Governor’s Cup which commences on October 7 at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram NCC TENNIS LEAGUETeam Ndoma-Egba of Abuja and Team Tech Vibe of Jos were ruthless against their opponents in the round-robin tie in the White Group last weekend with a mind to giving themselves good chances of snatching the last semifinal place.Defending champions Team Offikwu who beat Team Goshen of Ilorin 5-2 in Kaduna has already secured the first semifinal place.last_img read more

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Trayvon’s dad thanks Heat, athletes

first_imgby Tim ReynoldsMIAMI (AP)—The father of the unarmed Black teen whose killing has sparked widespread outrage said Sunday night that he and his family have been overwhelmed by sports stars such as Dwyane Wade and LeBron James speaking out about the case. I AM TRAYVON—In this image, Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat posted a photo of himself wearing a hooded sweat shirt to his Twitter and Facebook pages, in response to the death of Trayvon Martin. (Dwayne Wade via Facebook) In an interview with The Associated Press, Tracy Martin thanked the NBA’s Miami Heat for “taking notice” of the killing. Martin is the father of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla. on Feb. 26 by a neighborhood watch volunteer who claimed self-defense and has not been arrested.The teen was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, known as a hoodie, when he was shot. On Friday, Wade posted a photo of himself in a hooded top to his social media pages, while James tweeted a photo of 13 Heat players wearing Black hoodies with their heads bowed in a tribute to the slain boy. Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks made similar gestures.“I saw a post that D-Wade had saying, ‘I am Trayvon Martin,’” Tracy Martin said. “To see all these athletes put Trayvon in the same sentence with them, it feels real good. Trayvon was an excellent athlete and if he could hear them saying his name, he would be so moved by it.”As they did in Friday night’s game against Detroit, several Heat players scrawled messages about Trayvon Martin on the sneakers they wore on the court Sunday. The Heat have said they hope having players speak out about the killing helps “in our nation’s healing.”“We just couldn’t imagine (anyone’s) son leaving to go play basketball or go to the drugstore or go anywhere and he doesn’t return,” James said Sunday in Oklahoma City, where the Heat were playing the Thunder.Tracy Martin said a number of athletes have reached out to the family, asking how they can help.“These athletes are saying, ‘It’s not about who I am. It’s about right and wrong,’” Tracy Martin said. “It’s like everybody’s taking notice. The Miami Heat came out in their hoodies, and that’s just saying, ‘We are people, we have hearts, we have feelings, we have emotions.’ That’s a warm feeling. The sports world has embraced this big-time.”last_img read more

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AP PHOTOS: A look back at Mo’ne Davis’ tournament

first_imgIn this Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, file photo, Pennsylvania pitcher Mo’ne Davis celebrates after getting the final out of a 4-0 shutout against Tennessee during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. A megastar on the field and off over the past two weeks, Davis is headed back to Philadelphia after she and her teammates had their impressive run in the Little League World Series finally come to an end. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2014, file photo, Philadelphia pitcher Mo’ne Davis looks for a sign during the fourth inning of a United States semi-final baseball game against Las Vegas at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)In this Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 file photo Philadelphia pitcher Mo’ne Davis, center, heads back to the dugout before playing Nashville during a baseball game in U.S. pool play at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) In this Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, file photo, Philadelphia’s Mo’ne Davis delivers in the first inning against Nashville’s Robert Hassell III during a baseball game in United U.S. pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. Even though she’’ll return to the routine of school, home and other interests now that her Little League career is done, her impact has been immense _ and the possibilities ahead seem unending for the girl with the big braids who captured the imagination of so many. AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Mo’ne Davis’ moment is over. Her legacy may just be beginning.The 13-year-old star pitcher from Philadelphia wowed the world at the Little League World Series. She was the 18th girl to play in the event, and the only one to win a game on the mound. Her stunning run was stopped Thursday night by Chicago in a 6-5 loss.But she’ll go home as the darling of the tournament. Most of America — and parts of the world — were on a first-name basis with the pitcher. She was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. More than 34,000 people were in the stands to see her last game.What’s next for Davis?“The world’s her oyster, right?” Philadelphia manager Alex Rice said. “Mo’ne will figure out her future, and it’s going to be terrific. She’s going to dictate what it is. Good for her.”last_img read more

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Ranieri keen to build on winning Fulham start

first_imgWinning against Southampton was just what the doctor ordered, with Fulham securing their first three points in the Premier League since beating Burnley at the end of August, as Claudio Ranieri made the best of managerial starts to his tenure at Craven Cottage.Life was never going to be easy for Fulham in the Premier League, but much more was expected of a club that had been one of the most active during the summer transfer window, having brought in no fewer than 14 new signings to make the side more competitive. However, the results didn’t come for Slavisa Jokanovic and after just one win in twelve games, the axe was inevitably wielded.Ranieri debuta con victoria en el Fulhamhttps://t.co/oLs4gT3bT5 pic.twitter.com/SGREtjyQfE— Mundo Deportivo (@mundodeportivo) November 24, 2018The subsequent arrival of Claudio Ranieri couldn’t have come at a better time, either. On the back of six straight Premier League defeats and the EFL Cup exit against Manchester City, the Italian coach managed to guide Fulham to a 3-2 victory against fellow strugglers Southampton, making for an excellent start to his tenure. The next step now will be to build momentum and maintain the positivity surrounding his arrival at the club.Despite the dream start for Ranieri, Fulham still remain amongst the favourites for relegation according to the latest EPL betting at William Hill, although a shift in the odds would suggest that bookmakers believe that if anyone can guide the team to safety, then it’s the man who stunned the football world by leading Leicester City to the 2015-16 Premier League title, making for one of the greatest underdog stories of all time.“We wanted to win, we showed very good fighting spirit,” Ranieri enthused via the official Fulham FC website, after the winning encounter with Southampton, while also pointing out that “it’s a little step” in the right direction for the team. “I want a clean sheet and want to improve our defensive work,” he also insisted, conscious of his team having conceded more goals than any other so far this season.Clearly, Ranieri remains fully aware of the difficult tests his team will face in the coming games, particularly with a run of three challenging matches within the space of just seven days to start December; a month that could give a strong indication as to how influential the 67-year-old coach may be in his new post.FT Fulham 3-2 SouthamtonIt’s a winning start for Claudio Ranieri as Fulham manager!Live text 👉 https://t.co/zbZG8RAdqq #FULSOU pic.twitter.com/GUCK4ZPa2z— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 24, 2018The first stop is Stamford Bridge for a tussle with Chelsea, a location Ranieri knows all too well after his stint with the Blues between September 2000 and May 2004. Next is a home encounter against the club where his remarkable Premier League title was achieved, Leicester City, which will undoubtedly be filled with emotion. Fulham then take on Manchester United at Old Trafford, as Ranieri locks horns with Jose Mourinho, the man who replaced him at Chelsea back in 2004.Fulham end 2018 with matches against West Ham, Newcastle United, Wolves and Huddersfield Town; all of whom are also currently in the bottom half of the table. Direct rivals against which Ranieri will be keen to secure as many points as possible, hopeful that by the time his side take on Arsenal to start 2018, the team will be sat in a far more comfortable position in the Premier League table. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youProperty Investment | Search AdsDubai Real Estate Investment Properties May Surprise YouProperty Investment | Search AdsUndoApartments for Sale | Search AdsApartments in Dubai Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkApartments for Sale | Search AdsUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoMaldives Hotels | Search AdsHotels in Maldives Might Actually Surprise YouMaldives Hotels | Search AdsUndoRest PeriodEntertainment in Kailua, HawaiiRest PeriodUndoNutrition Expert11 Foods Never to Eat if You Want to Lose WeightNutrition ExpertUndoEliteGadgetInsiderNo Chemicals, No Refills: This is the New Anti Mosquito Device You NeedEliteGadgetInsiderUndoTopGadgetAdvisorAre You Looking For a Remedy For Neck Pain?TopGadgetAdvisorUndolast_img read more

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Cause-Based Funding: Startl and Philanthropic Startup Investment

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