Journalist arrested in Tripoli

first_img to go further News RSF_en News June 24, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has learned of the arrest on 16 March in Tripoli of Lofti Ghars, a journalist with joint Tunisian and Canadian citizenship who works for Al-Alam TV. Ghars was reportedly detained by pro-Gaddafi forces as he arrived in Libya from Tunisia. Lofti Messaoudi, a Tunisian journalist working for Al-Jazeera who was released on 31 March, said he heard Ghars’ voice while held in a Tripoli jail. Reporters Without Borders calls for his immediate release.On 3 April, the Libyan authorities asked the Daily Telegraph reporter Damien McElroy to leave the country without giving any reason. US journalist Michael Georgy of the Reuters news agency was previously expelled on 30 March, again without explanation.Three Al-Jazeera journalists who were arrested in early March – Mauritian reporter Ahmed Vall Ould el-Dine, Norwegian photographer Ammar Al-Hamdane and British photographer Kamel Al-Tallou’ – are still being held by pro-Gaddafi forces in the west of the country. A fourth Al-Jazeera journalist who was arrested at the same time, Tunisian Lotfi Messaoudi, was released on 31 March. Reporters Without Borders is also concerned about the whereabouts of Syrian journalist Rana Akbani, who has not been heard of since her disappearance in the east of the country on 28 March. In a televised interview on Al-Libya TV, a presenter accused her of spying. LibyaMiddle East – North Africa News LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts February 23, 2021 Find out morecenter_img On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul Follow the news on Libya News December 17, 2019 Find out more April 6, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist arrested in Tripoli Organisation Help by sharing this information Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrestlast_img read more

A breadth of learning

first_imgIf your New Year’s resolution involves learning more about Einstein or the history of the blues, you’re in luck! Harvard’s Online Learning gateway houses all of the University’s open online learning opportunities under one roof for the first time, and anyone can access the breadth and depth of Harvard’s learning content. Featuring both free courses and courses for credit, the platform also offers museum collections, lectures, podcasts, and popular programs such as “CopyrightX” and Michael Sandel’s “Justice.”“With the site, we have created a path for Harvard faculty to showcase their incredible teaching, for schools to highlight a single course or a full degree program, and for learners, in particular alumni, to dive deep into any subject imaginable,” said Peter Bol, vice provost for advances in learning and Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.“As, for example, a typical college student graduates after completing 32 courses out of the hundreds possible, we want to make it possible for them to continue to learn in their chosen fields, but also to explore new possibilities long after they have left the campus,” he said. “While ‘lifelong learning’ has become the buzzword in higher ed, it is more than a fad. Technology has liberated learning for everyone.”Enrollment dates are flexible, and courses range from introductory to advanced in all areas of study, and can be narrowed from high to low engagement.last_img read more

Springers gymnasts place at States

first_imgGymnasts from Springers Gymnastics pose after competing in the Maine USA Gymnastics State Championship last weekend. Back row (left to right): Maddie Nida, Kajsa Brown-Morrison, Syra Gutow, Elena Springer, Paige Sawyer; middle: Megynn Lord, Gilly Rice, Ellie Kane, Molly Jennings, Ashly Emerson; front: Aliayah Washburn, Genevieve Muise, Mercedes Ulichny, Kaela Springer, Riley Crowley.PHOTO COURTESY OF DOUG SPRINGERWATERVILLE — Fourteen gymnasts from Springers Gymnastics competed in the Maine USA Gymnastics State Championship last weekend.“This year, we had more girls qualify and compete in the USA Gymnastics Championship than ever before,” said Springers Gymnastics coach Doug Springer. “We had a great season, and great meet.”The team competed against 10 gyms from across the state in Levels 3 through 6. Springers’ sole Level 7 gymnast, Gilly Rice, was sidelined with an injury late last week.Meet highlights include Level 3 gymnasts Molly Jennings scoring a meet-high score and first place finish with 9.75 on bars, and Kaela Springer taking second on vault.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“Our girls did a great job this weekend, against excellent teams at all levels,” Springer said. “We had several girls exceed their season goals and reach their highest scores so far.”The team will compete in the YMCA State Championship on April 18 and 19.last_img read more