Radio journalist murdered in Baidoa

first_img Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia February 18, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio journalist murdered in Baidoa News Organisation February 24, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today strongly condemned the murder in Baidoa of presenter Ali Mohammed Omar, of Radio Warsan, on 16 February and deplored the “deteriorating security situation” in Somalia which it said was taking a toll on journalists. Omar was shot in the head on his way home.“This is the third year running that a journalist has been killed for trying to do his job in one of the world’s most chaotic countries,” it said, “and the killers have never been punished.” The press freedom organisation urged Somalia’s transitional government to make every effort to ensure that those who killed Omar were brought to justice. Omar was a presenter and technician at Radio Warsan, one the region’s most independent stations. He was also an active member of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), which is a partner organisation of Reporters Without Borders. News Help by sharing this information RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Receive email alerts Newscenter_img RSF_en SomaliaAfrica March 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Somalia News to go further RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists SomaliaAfrica January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Florence flooding threat still real: ‘Do not try to return home yet,’ North Carolina governor pleads

first_img@FayettevillePD/Twitter(WILMINGTON, N.C.) — North Carolina’s governor on Tuesday pleaded with residents to remain in shelters until flooding from Florence recedes.“I know it was hard to leave home, and it’s even harder to wait and wonder whether you have a home to go back to,” Gov. Roy Cooper said at a news conference. “But please, for your safety … do not try to return home yet.”Roads remain dangerous and creeks and rivers continue to rise, he added.About 10,000 people are still in shelters and over 4,000 people have been rescued since the deadly storm made landfall on Friday.In North Carolina, more than 1,000 roads remain closed, drenched by the powerful storm.In South Carolina, one bridge was so weak that it gave out under a semi-truck Monday.Getting food to people stranded by rising waters is also a problem.“We have no way of getting food for ourselves or the animals,” one trapped resident told ABC News. “Power is not gonna come back for awhile. Our road is washed out.”On Tuesday, Officials in Wilmington distributed goods including food, water and tarps to residents who lined up in cars and on foot.Among those in line were Robert and Karen Foster, whose ceiling collapsed during the storm. The couple has already lived through hurricanes Floyd and Matthew.“Everybody’s closed, so we’re hoping we can at least get a tarp here, maybe two,” Karen Foster said.“This has been the absolute worst one,” she added. “And it’s because it just sat over us for so long and dropped so much water.”Four mass feeding kitchens are operating across the state, and more are expected to be established, officials said Tuesday.More crews are now assigned to debris removal and some ports will be open Wednesday for ferries to deliver needed supplies, officials added.At least 32 people are dead, including several young children, as a result of the storm, which brought unprecedented rainfall and flooding to the Carolinas.Florence dropped about 8.04 trillion gallons of rain on North Carolina, the National Weather Service said Tuesday, citing “the unofficial, radar-estimated storm total rainfall.”Rainfall totals in North Carolina and South Carolina have set new records from a tropical cyclone, with 35 inches and 23 inches respectively.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Emmy Nominations Show Big Love for Broadway

first_img Notable Broadway alums who received nods include Mark Ruffalo, Joe Mantello and Julia Roberts for The Normal Heart, Cicely Tyson, reprising her Tony-winning role in for The Trip to Bountiful and Tony winner Mandy Patinkin for Homeland. Other Great White Way vets nominated include Uzo Aduba, Christine Baranski, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Burton, Don Cheadle, Claire Danes, Adam Driver, Edie Falco, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jane Fonda, Anna Gunn, Allison Janney, Nathan Lane, Jessica Lange, Jane Lynch, William H. Macy, Margo Martindale, Joe Morton, Sarah Paulson, Diana Rigg, Maggie Smith and Kerry Washington. View Comments The 67th annual Tony Awards was nominated in the following categories: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, Outstanding Special Class Program, Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special, Outstanding Music Direction, Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics for “Bigger” and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special. The Sound of Music Live! received four nods, while Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays was recognized with a nomination for Outstanding Variety Special. James Lapine received a nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special for Six By Sondheim. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will air on August 25 on NBC. Remind yourself how good Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris’ “Bigger” number was below! The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were made on July 10. The 2013 Tony Awards telecast picked up a record seven nods, including one for Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s number “Bigger.” Tony winners Bryan Cranston and Kevin Spacey both received nominations for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Breaking Bad and House of Cards, respectively. Tony nominee Jeff Daniels joined them in the category for his work on The Newsroom. Meanwhile, the screen adaptations of The Trip to Bountiful and The Normal Heart both picked up Best Television Movie nods.last_img read more