Three journalists forced to go in purge of The Daily Mirror

first_img November 27, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned a purge being carried out by the government within The Daily Mirror newspaper in which three journalists have been fired or forced to resign by the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO). Organisation News Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Reports RSF_en Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell News Follow the news on Zimbabwe ZimbabweAfrica November 12, 2020 Find out more September 1, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned a purge being carried out by the government within The Daily Mirror newspaper in which three journalists have been fired or forced to resign by the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO).“The CIO’s behaviour is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Journalists are being offered the choice of conforming to the government’s dictates or leaving. The Daily Mirror was one of Zimbabwe’s last independent newspapers. The free press is being stifled by the government, which continues to flout court decisions and warnings from press freedom groups.”The CIO is deliberately making it extremely difficult for The Daily Mirror’s journalists to work in order to get rid of the current staff and hire new journalists. As result of harassment, Paidamwoyo Chipunza resigned on 6 March, becoming the third journalist to quit the newspaper in less than a week. She had worked for The Daily Mirror since February 2004 and was its representive in the Zimbabwean Union of Journalists.Reporter Sydney Kawadza was fired on 23 February while his colleague Takunda Maodza was suspended because of his alleged “poor performance.” Various sources contacted by Reporters Without Borders said the two had been treated in this fashion because of their articles about the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), including the current dispute among its members. The CIO, which was opposed to the management’s decision to assign Maodza to cover the MDC, accused him of being an MDC sympathizer.The departure of these three journalists follows earlier moves aimed at weakening the newspaper. Editor Pattison Matsikidze was suspended in December. The financial director of the group that owns The Daily Mirror, Ngoni Mangadze, and his accountant, Francis Kutinhi, were fired at the same time because they were recruited by Ibbo Mandaza, the newspaper’s founder and former editor.The purge of journalists being carried out by the CIO at The Daily Mirror is targeted at those considered loyal to Mandaza. Despite a high court ruling in his favour, Mandaza is still suspended and cannot work as a journalist. ZimbabweAfrica to go further News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information March 8, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three journalists forced to go in purge of The Daily Mirror The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africalast_img read more

Developing integrated models of Southern Ocean food webs: including ecological complexity, accounting for uncertainty and the importance of scale

first_imgThe Southern Ocean supports diverse and unique ecosystems that have been impacted by more than twocenturies of exploitation and are now experiencing rapid changes in ocean temperature and seasonal icecover due to climate warming. Understanding and projecting responses of Southern Ocean marine ecosystemsto changing climate conditions and direct human impacts, such as fisheries, requires integratedecosystem analyses at scales previously unexplored. Here we consider the main ecological and modellingchallenges in predicting the responses of Southern Ocean ecosystems to change, and propose three interlinkedfocus areas that will advance the development of integrated models for Southern Ocean ecosystems.The first focus area is development of fundamental understanding of the factors that determinethe structure and function of the food webs at multiple scales. Ecological research in the Southern Oceanis often centred on key species or localised systems, a tendency which is reflected in existing food weband ecosystem models. To build on this, a systematic analysis of regional food web structure and functionis required. The second focus area is development of a range of mechanistic models that vary in their resolutionof ecological processes, and consider links across physical scales, biogeochemical cycles and feedbacks,and the central role of zooplankton. These two focus areas underlie the third, which isdevelopment of methodologies for scenario testing across a range of trophic levels of the effects of pastand future changes, which will facilitate consideration of the underlying complexity of interactions andthe associated uncertainty. The complex nature of interactions determining Southern Ocean ecosystemstructure and function will require new approaches, which we propose should be developed within ascale-based framework that emphasises both physical and ecological aspects.last_img read more

Dominica Cancer Society seeking funding to construct a Caribbean Wellness Center in Dominica

first_img Share HealthLifestyleLocalNews Dominica Cancer Society seeking funding to construct a Caribbean Wellness Center in Dominica by: – June 14, 2011 Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share 29 Views   no discussions Father Franklyn Cuffy. Photo credit: GIS NewsThe Dominica Cancer Society has gotten the green light from the Roosevelt Skerrit led administration, to seek funding to construct a Caribbean Wellness Center in Dominica.President of the Dominica Cancer Society Father Cuffy says while some organization on the island is sympathetic to cancer patients, more should be done.He says the Cancer Society is currently negotiating with government in that regard.“For a number of years we have been negotiating with government, it’s nothing new. It has been an ongoing discussion to have a Caribbean Wellness Center in Dominica. I can say that government has asked the cancer society to source funding for the project. This would auger well for us in Dominica…It’s very costly but the number of cancer patients in Dominica who died as a result of the disease,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more