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Hejare Shamil is an editor of online newspaper www.kurdistan-post.eu. He is Kurdish writer, poet and human rights supporter. Formerly, his website was
www.kurdistan-post.ru. For this reason, he created a Facebook account named "kurdistan-post Ru" in November 2010. Since then, there are more than 2000 Facebook friends of this account.
Recently, this Facebook account has been attacked by some professional hackers (whose motivation is unknown). The hackers has changed the password,
and are currently controlling the account.
In 2005 , a series of cartoon drawings of the Prophet Muhammad were drawn and published in a Danish newspaper. Now, in 2010 it has happened again. The Swedes have also published drawing depicting the prophet.
Not only is this a ridiculous and ignorant act, it's disrespectful to Muslims worldwide. I understand freedom of speech, but drawing a picture of the Prophet with a dog's body is just disgusting.
The Philadelphia Student Newspaper, The Text, was cut from the University's budget for the 2009-2010 school year. This absence has left the University and it's students without an outlet to communicate and discuss campus and world issues.
A student newspaper is an integral part of any campus or city - it unifies students and serves as a voice, culture, and source of communication. This petition is to show that students and faculty of Philadelphia University want and need a student newspaper.
The Press Complaints Commission has failed, as a self-regulatory body, e.g., by the continual and scientifically unjustified stigmatisation of schizophrenics in tabloids of different political hues. Self-regulation was deemed inadequate for the police - it is also inadequate for the press.
A previous attempt at a petition of this nature was disqualified by the Downing Street website on the perhaps somewhat spurious grounds of time (see http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/PressCompltsAuth/).
We, Oromo and other citizens of Ethiopia, demand that the Ethiopian government allow Jimma Times to have license for its independent Afaan Oromo newspaper in Ethiopia.
We are very disturbed about rumors and stories in Finfinne that Jimmaa Times has not been given license despite filing application for many months. The fact that the only Afaan Oromo newspaper in Ethiopia is still the government controlled “Bariisaa” newspaper once again shows how Oromo people CONTINUE to be marginalized and oppressed in the country!!
According to the habesha/Orthodox calendar, it was in the year 1999 that oppressed people of the country saw the Jimma Times website become a rare Ethiopia-based media that is independent, allowing diverse views and news. It would be another BIG mistake by the Ethiopian regime to ban the country’s first independent newspaper that would also distribute News in the ONLY language 35 million Oromo people understand.
Unlike some other newspapers in Ethiopia that are established by politicians, all friends of the newspaper know that the Jimma Times newspaper is owned by NON-Political businessmen and philanthropists. Despite the undemocratic and restrictive nature of the country’s “Press Law,” it is more depressing to witness even newspapers planning to obey the “Press Law” are being denied license by the government!
We, the undersigned, demand the regime to stop denying the Jimaa Times workers their basic rights and to grant them their license as soon as possible!
Hitz Radio UK is an internet radio station based in Ayrshire, Scotland founded by Ryan Dunlop in January 2006. The station has become infamous for the publicity it has gained in United Kingdom national newspapers, and for claims that it is fully licensed for internet broadcasting, that it has hundreds of thousands of listeners, and that it employs over 40 people. The station has also claimed that it has a projected turnover of £37,000,000.
Many of Hitz Radio's claims have been disputed, and many of them have been proven wrong by a variety of media communities.
Hitz Radio was launched as a single-stream, internet-only station by Ryan Dunlop on January 16th, 2006, branded as "Hitz Radio Unsigned". In order to launch the station, Dunlop used £20,000 of his father's money and a £250 grant from the Prince's Trust.
Since the station's launch, numerous additional streams have been added, including Hitz Radio Glasgow, Hitz Radio London and Hitz Radio Xtra, the latter being an indie station, although most of the output on each stream is the same.
In February 2007, Hitz Radio begun to gain exposure in the national press, with the Daily Record reporting on February 26th that Hitz Radio had become a radio empire "with five million fans".
The following week the Sunday Times reported that Hitz Radio had roughly 250,000 unique listeners, and that the station had 40 employees. In the Scotsman newspaper, however, the station was reported to have "five million listeners at any one time" Dunlop also appeared on BBC Scotland, Scotland Today and BBC Radio 2 to promote the station. In early March 2007, just after the original articles appeared, the station's website had only 25 forum members.
The forum was quickly scrapped after this became known. However as of 24th May 2007, the Hitz Radio UK MySpace site had attracted less than 1700 profile views and just over 200 friends since early March 2006. This suggests the claims of the number of people visiting the station's website, listener numbers and general public awareness of the station to be false.
In May 2007, Ryan Dunlop was awarded the "Business Hero 2007" award by the Daily Record for his work on Hitz Radio, and is the Shell Livewire "Young enterpreneur of the year" finalist for the Dumfries and Galloway area, although allegations his claims may be fraudulent are currently being investigated by Shell Livewire.
His eligibility for both awards is disputed due to his frequently changing his stated year of birth on both his personal website, and articles on other sites about him. The terms & conditions for entry to the Shell Livewire competition also includes the point that the business "must be legal".
As of 24 May 2007 inquiries are ongoing into the names of the Company's Directors and the age of Mr Ryan Dunlop. Even if the company is found to be compliant with various legislation for private limited companies, it has been proved that the radio station has been operating illegally since, by breaching copyright or trademarks from various sources.
This young man Damien Mitchell made the head lines of a local newspaper after he was shoot 3 times and almost killed and the newspaper did not post any concerns of the shooting incident but printed this youngs man past history on the front Page which was not necessary.
Whatever he was charged with in the past and convicted on in the past is not relevent to this case. I feel that his rights was violated. He still should be treated as a human regardless of his past.
Does his shooting get ignored because he has a past? Does the Police Department have the right to slander his name?