June 8, 2020 Find out more May 29, 2019 Find out more Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today welcomed the release of two journalists after a year in jail under the country’s state of emergency but called for the immediate freeing of at least 18 others being held without trial. It also declared support for another 17 released earlier who are seeking compensation for unjustified imprisonment.Govinda Acharya (editor) and Chandra Man Shrestha (managing editor) of the pro-Maoist weeklies Janadesh and Janadisha were freed from Kathmandu’s central prison on 16 December. Gopal Budhathoki, vice-president of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ), who was himself jailed for several weeks earlier this year, greeted them as they came out.Acharya, who was arrested on 26 November last year, the day the state of emergency was declared, told reporters he had not been tortured in prison but had had severe psychological problems. Shrestha had been arrested a month later. The courts asked the security forces on at least three occasions to release them.The freeing of Acharya and Shrestha came a month after the release of seven journalists and media assistants. Three of them – Deepak Saptoka, Dipendra Rokaya and Dhana Bahadur Thapa Magar – worked on Janadesh.Seventeen Nepalese journalists, supported by the Nepalese press freedom organisation CEHURDES, filed a joint complaint on 28 November demanding compensation from the government for unjustified imprisonment. The case is expected to be heard early next month. News May 17, 2019 Find out more Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage Organisation December 17, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists freed after a year in prison Follow the news on Nepal Help by sharing this information News News Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill RSF_en News Receive email alerts NepalAsia – Pacific NepalAsia – Pacific to go further
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52425Yoann KOWALFRA8:16.75SB SPLITATHLETECOUNTRYMARK Britain’s Mo Farah (2ndL) and Uganda’s Cheptegei (left). AFP PHOTOResultsMen’s 5000m round 1 Jacob Kiplimo 13:30.40, Phillip Kipyeko 13:24.66 and Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei 13:25.70Women’s 800m round 1 – 4.55pmHalimah Nakaayi 1:59.78 (personal best) 5th heat 4 – advances to semifinalsWinnie Nanyondo 6th 2:02.77 Heat 5Men’s Steeplechase final – 5.55pmJacob Araptany (falls out of final after hitting hurdle)Joshua Cheptegei gave himself a second chance for a medal bid by finishing fourth in his heat today and automatically qualifying for the 5000m final.The 19-year-old Cheptegei had at the weekend finished 6th in the 10,000m final won by Britain’s Mo Farah.Cheptegei today run 13:25.70. His best time ever is 13:00.60.Kipyeko 13:24.66 had a time better than his colleagues, but in finishing 11th joined Jacob Kiplimo, 15, who also finished 11th in heat 1, out of contention.Heat 1 22175Albert Kibichii ROPBRN13:24.95Q ****** 112340Yemane HAILESELASSIEERI8:40.68 12684Conseslus KIPRUTOKEN8:03.28OR 3000mHagos GEBRHIWETETH8:15.11 102200Matthew HUGHESCAN8:36.83 POSBIBATHLETEMARKDETAIL 32452Mohamed FARAHGBR13:25.25Q 3014Jacob ARAPTANYUGADNF 2678Ezekiel KEMBOIKENDQ R 163.3b POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARK 42740Soufiane ELBAKKALIMAR8:14.35PB The 3000m steeplechase finalJacob Araptany was running very well with the leading pack when he slid as he approached a hurdle, crashed into it and fell out of the race won by Kenyan Conseslus Kipruto in a new Olympic record. Kenya ended up with a single medal as Kemboi, who had got bronze was disqualified after he ran inside the curve at the water jump. 4000mCharles Yosei MUNERIAKEN10:55.96 23076Evan JAGERUSA8:04.28SB 32430Mahiedine MEKHISSIFRA8:11.52SB 53085Bernard LAGATUSA13:26.02Q 62683Brimin Kiprop KIPRUTOKEN8:18.79SB 2990Amor BEN YAHIATUNDQ R 163.3b 12396Hagos GEBRHIWETETH13:24.65Q The 800m girlsHalimah Nakaayi qualified for the semis in a personal best while Winnie Nanyondo fell out of the 800m heats today. IThursday August 18 Men’s 1500m semifinal – Ronald Musagala 5th, into finalWomen 800m semifinal – Halimah Nakaayi 6th, out of contentionSaturday August 20 Men’s 1500m final 3.00am (Sunday)Men’s 5000m final 3.30am (Sunday)Joshua Kiprui CheptegeiSunday August 21 Men’s Marathon final 3.30pmSolomon Mutai, Jackson Kiprop and Stephen KiprotichShare on: WhatsApp 73052Hillary BORUSA8:22.74PB 2000mKota MURAYAMAJPN5:31.78 2743Hamid EZZINEMARDNF 83055Donald CABRALUSA8:25.81 92130Altobeli DA SILVABRA8:26.30PB 43015Joshua Kiprui CHEPTEGEIUGA13:25.70Q 1000mKota MURAYAMAJPN2:47.22
The Mount Sentinel Wildcats rebounded from a heartbreaking semi final loss to hammer the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks 70-50 in the Consolation final at the Cats High School Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in South Slocan.Prince Charles Comets of Creston won the tournament by dumping Grand Forks Wolves 84-33.The Comets, defeating the Hawks in the semi final, ran away with the game in the first quarter. Prince Charles combined a full-court press with an up-tempo offence to build a 24-4 lead after 10 minutes.Grand Forks, a team missing one if its starters injured in the semi final win over Mount Sentinel, had no answers for the Comets. The Cats rode the strong performance of Johnny Johnson, who scored a game high 21 points, to victory in the consolation final.Mount Sentinel also employed a pressing defence that rattled the Hawks.The Cats, opening with easy win over Nakusp, struggled in the morning contest against Grand Forks.Mount Sentinel missed several easy shots allowing the Wolves to regroup.The game was tied with four seconds remaining and Grand Forks at the free throw line.The Grand Forks player scored one of two free throws.Mount Sentinel grabbed the rebound off the second shot, went the length of the floor before missing a layup that would have given the host team the win.Johnson led the Cats in the semi final, finishing with 19 points.