Journalists at centre of heated exchanges between Fatah and Hamas

first_imgNews PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts March 14, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists at centre of heated exchanges between Fatah and Hamas News Journalists are being used to an unprecedented degree by the main political factions in the Palestinian Territories and around 10 have been arrested since the start of the year. The media are at the centre of the dispute between the Islamist party Hamas, controlling the Gaza Strip and President Mahmoud Abbas’ party, Fatah, in the West Bank.“Relations between the press and the two rival ruling parties are very tense throughout the Palestinian Territories,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Both journalists affiliated to one or other of the parties and those who claim to be independent are being targeted in the duel between Fatah and Hamas leaders, who often claim to be defending press freedom when settling political scores. Political leaders and media representatives must get together to seek a way to defuse the tension.”Various journalists associations affiliated to Fatah or Hamas have spoken out in recent days about press freedom violations in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Spokespersons for both parties have also issued statement blaming their political adversaries for the violations.In the meantime, journalists are paralysed by threats and acts of intimidation by politicians. In the latest example, Amer Nawaf of the Ramattan news agency was arrested in the West Bank city of Ramallah on 12 March. The Palestinian Authority’s security forces accused him of being a member of Hamas. He was freed the next day without being charged.In the Gaza Strip, a court sentenced two journalists with the pro-Fatah daily Al-Ayyam on 6 February to six months in prison for libel.Click here to read the chapter on the Palestinian Territories in this year’s annual report on press freedom worldwide, which Reporters Without Borders issued on 13 February. PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Organisation June 3, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News News RSF_en WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Help by sharing this information RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Follow the news on Palestine to go further May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Sri Lanka level series despite Faulkner’s hat-trick

first_imgSRI LANKA inningsD. Gunathilaka b Starc 2T. Dilshan b Lyon 10K. Mendis lbw b Zampa 69D. Chandimal lbw b Zampa 48A. Mathews c Henriques b Faulkner 57D. de Silva c Smith b Zampa 7K. Perera lbw b Faulkner 54T. Perera b Faulkner 12S. Prasanna not out 2D. Perera b Starc 5A. Aponso b Starc 2Extras: (b-4 lb-7 w-9) 20Total: (all out, 48.5 overs) 288Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-12, 3-137, 4-146, 5-158, 6-261, 7-279, 8-279, 9-286.Bowling: M. Starc 9.5-0-53-3 (w-2), N. Lyon 9-0-49-1 (w-2), J. Faulkner 9-0-45-3 (w-1), T. Head 4-0-41-0 (w-2), A. Zampa 10-0-42-3 (w-1),A. Finch 2-0-7-0, M. Henriques 5-0-40-0 (w-1).AUSTRALIA InningsD. Warner c Chandimal b T. Perera 1A. Finch b T. Perera 4S. Smith c D. Perera b Aponso 30G. Bailey b Aponso 27M. Wade c Gunathilaka b T. Perera 76M. Henriques stp. Chandimal b Prasanna 4T. Head c Dilshan b Mathews 31J. Faulkner lbw b Aponso 13M. Starc c & b Mathews 0A. Zampa c Dilshan b Aponso 5N. Lyon not out 4Extras: (b-1, lb-3, w-7) 11Total: (all out, 47.2 overs) 206Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-16, 3-41, 4-102, 5-118, 6-182, 7-184, 8-185, 9-202.Bowling: A. Mathews 6-0-17-2, T. Perera 5-0-33-3, A. Aponso 9.2-0-18-4 (w-1), S. Prasanna 8-1-48-1 (w-3), D. Perera 10-0-43- 0 (w-1), T. Dilshan 5-0-23-0, D. de Silva 4-0-20-0. (REUTERS) – Australia’s James Faulkner claimed his maiden hat-trick but could not deny Sri Lanka a series-levelling 82-run victory in the second one-day international yesterday.Faulkner dismissed Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera to achieve the feat but ended up on the losing side as Australia, chasing 289 for win, were all out for 206 in 47.2 overs.Matthew Wade top-scored for the touring side with a fighting 76 but Sri Lanka’s biggest win over Australia in terms of runs means the teams move to Dambulla for Sunday’s third one-dayer with the five-match series level at 1-1.Australia needed a strong start to chase down such a big total but Thisara Perera (3-33) dismissed openers David Warner and Aaron Finch to reduce the tourists to 16 for two.Skipper Steve Smith (30) rekindled Australia’s hopes of a fightback and Wade showed tremendous grit down the order but it was not enough to complete what would have been a record chase at the ground.Left-arm spinner Amila Aponso was the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers, claiming 4-18 in his second one-day international.Sri Lanka posted 288 before being all out in the 49th over, losing their last five wickets for 27 runs.After opting to bat, Sri Lanka lost openers Danushka Gunathilaka and Tillakaratne Dilshan off successive deliveries inside the first 19 balls.Kusal Mendis (69) and Dinesh Chandimal (48) revived the hosts with a 125-run stand.Mendis cruised to his second successive fifty but Adam Zampa (3-42) dismissed both batsmen.Kusal Perera (54) added 103 runs with skipper Mathews (57) to consolidate Sri Lanka’s position but Faulkner and Mitchell Starc (3-53) ripped out the lower order.Faulkner trapped Perera lbw with the final delivery of his eighth over.The all-rounder dismissed Mathews with the first ball of his next over, caught at long-off, and bowled Thisara Perera with his next to become the sixth Australian cricketer to claim a one-day hat-trick.last_img read more

Syracuse places 3 on Athlon’s preseason All-ACC teams

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse running back Jerome Smith, defensive tackle Jay Bromley and linebacker Dyshawn Davis all made Athlon Sports Preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference Teams. Smith was named to the first-team offense, while Bromley and Davis found a spot on the third-team defense.Smith rushed for 1,171 yards in 2012, exploding onto the scene as one of the Orange’s premier playmakers. He became one of just 16 SU running backs to reach the 1,000-yard plateau in a single season, averaging 90.1 yards per game. Smith is expected to once again get significant carries for Syracuse along with Prince-Tyson Gulley and George Morris II.After a successful sophomore season at nose tackle, Bromley earned the starting nod again last season. He finished with 16 tackles, 23 assists and 2.5 sacks. Bromley started 10 games and appeared in all 13. His field goal block against West Virginia helped propel the Orange to a 38-14 blowout win in the Pinstripe Bowl.Davis started all 13 games for the Orange last season, ranking fifth in the Big East in tackles for loss at just more than one per game. His 69 tackles ranked third on the team behind seniors Shamarko Thomas and Siriki Diabate. With Thomas and Diabate gone, Davis will help anchor Syracuse’s defense, a unit that finished fifth in the Big East in 2012.All three players also earned a spot on Phil Steele’s 2013 Preseason All-ACC teams. Davis was named to the first team, while Smith earned a spot on the second team and Bromley was assigned to the fourth team.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe trio of Smith, Bromley and Davis will lead the Orange when it takes on Penn State in the team’s season opener at MetLife Stadium on Aug. 31 at 3:30 p.m. Comments Related Stories Syracuse lands 4 on Phil Steele’s preseason All-ACC teamscenter_img Published on June 17, 2013 at 5:36 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHasslast_img read more