Disproportionate sanctions against pro-Islamist newspaper

first_img Receive email alerts to go further News February 26, 2021 Find out more RSF_en February 22, 2021 Find out more BangladeshAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Bangladesh May 19, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionagecenter_img BangladeshAsia – Pacific January 22, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Disproportionate sanctions against pro-Islamist newspaper News Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Organisation Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists News News Reporters Without Borders is concerned about all the sanctions taken against the pro-Islamist newspaper Dainik Inqilab. In the space of a few hours last week, its print edition was suspended, all of its printing equipment was seized or sealed, and three of its journalists were arrested.“It is wrong for a newspaper to publish false information but the sanctions must not be disproportionate,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The application of the Information and Communication Technology Act to this case and the measures taken against the newspaper are totally excessive”.“There are alternatives to such measures. The newspaper could, for example, keep publishing its apology in its print edition for a certain period. We urge the authorities to release these journalists and to lift the publication ban.”The measures were prompted by a report in Dainik Inqilab’s 15 January issue that Indian forces had carried out a joint operation with the Bangladeshi authorities in the Satkhira district of southwestern Bangladesh with the aim of eliminating a group of underground Islamist militants.The police raided the newspaper the next day, seizing computer equipment, placing seals on its printing presses and arresting editor Rafiullah Robi, deputy editor Rafiq Mohammad and one of its reporters, Ahmed Atik.The authorities said they were acting under the 2006 ICT Act, which prohibits the publication of “fake, obscene or defaming information in electronic form” and which Reporters Without Borders has described as “draconian.” It allows the police to carry out arrests without a warrant and prevents release on bail.The newspaper, which is accused of publishing “false news that damaged the image of the country and created doubt in citizens’ minds,” withdrew the offending report from its website and posted an apology.A Dhaka court nonetheless yesterday rejected a request for the release of all three journalists on bail and instead gave the police permission to continue questioning Atik for two days and to hold Robi and Mohammad for the duration of the investigation.Ranked 144th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, Bangladesh is currently being rocked by protests about the way the government held the 5 January parliamentary elections.last_img read more

Popular Ice Cream Parlor Mooves into Iconic South Pasadena Location

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS “Gravensteins make the perfect apple pie. They’re tart but a little sweet and bake well in a pie – they’re just perfect,” she said. Subscribe One of their more interesting flavors was Toasted Oak, which is a common flavor in Scandinavia.  Klemens uses this as an example of the universality of ice cream and describes the concept as similar to aging wine in oak barrels. Her first store, Mother Moo, in Sierra Madre has been going strong for five seasons. After a few a major setback in 2011, when a windstorm put them out of business for five days, Mother Moo returned to normal production and has been growing ever since. She recently opened Moo on Mission where Buster’s used to be. Klemes has always loved the kitchen arts like gardening and baking but decided to make ice cream after taking a course at Penn State. Klemens likes cold ice cream and uses minimal ingredients to achieve a smooth texture. The vanilla ice cream has only six ingredients and each batch is made in their San Marino store. Mother Moo isn’t just ice cream. They’re also known for their butter crust pies, baked goods, sandwiches, root beer floats and coffee drinks. Klemens plans to add more savory food to the menu so that everyone can find something that strikes their mood. She hopes to create an inclusive family and community space. With special touches like a communal table and outdoor seating, Mother Moo provides a welcoming atmosphere. “Ice cream is a universal food and it makes people happy,” she said. One of her favorite parts of the business is watching her customers grow and keeping up with their lives. Klemens explains that ice cream is a family food and many people bring their children and extended family to Mother Moo. First Heatwave Expected Next Week As part of Mother Moo’s mission statement,  Klemens focuses on sourcing local ingredients from small businesses and farmers. Klemens supports Gravenstein Apple Fair in Sebastopol, a farmer dedicated to preserving the Gravenstein apple. This variety of apple has a short shelf life and is in danger of being replaced by more shelf-stable apples. They are one of the only orchards that still cultivate this apple. [Editor’s Note: This story erroneously stated that Mother Moo’s original location was in San Marino. It was not. It was actually in Sierra Madre. The story as been corrected.] Although Pasadena seems to have perpetual summer, ice cream shop success is still measured by season. Karen Klemens explains that summer is the number one season for ice cream sales but they serve scoops all year long. In fact, she prefers her ice cream in the winter. Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Make a comment “It’s very thoughtful food,” she said. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Community News Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Popular Ice Cream Parlor Mooves into Iconic South Pasadena Location From STAFF REPORTS Published on Saturday, July 30, 2016 | 5:46 pm 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena “The flavors are classic with a bit of fun thrown in,” she said. Their flavors rotate frequently but you can expect flavors like Triple Cream, Thai Tea, Cornflakes, Fresh Peach and Chocolate Chip. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes She jokes that sometimes, the best way to enjoy ice cream is in bed while watching a movie. They have plenty of pints on hand for such occasions – the Salty Chocolate or Mint Chip are always favorites.last_img read more