RSF displays visual projection marking one-year anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination

first_img Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Help by sharing this information NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Receive email alerts In April, an RSF delegation took an unprecedented trip to Riyadh to engage directly with Saudi government officials on the need for urgent press freedom reforms and the release of the 30 journalists and bloggers arbitrarily detained in the country. Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s most oppressive countries for journalists, is ranked 172 out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. The United States ranks 48 after dropping three places in the last year.Watch the full video of RSF’s projection from October 1. RSF_en The projection also points to the dangers journalists now face as a result of the lack of accountability for those involved in Khashoggi’s murder. According to RSF’s data, 49 journalists have been killed around the world in connection with their reporting since October 2018. Washington, D.C. — On October 1, Reporters Without Borders USA partnered with local visual artist Robin Bell to display a large-scale projection on the facades of the Newseum and the Trump Hotel in Washington, DC, marking the one-year anniversary of the state-ordered assassination of Washington Post columnist and Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi.  Organisation News United StatesAmericas June 7, 2021 Find out more News October 2, 2019 RSF displays visual projection marking one-year anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination In November 2018, the United States imposed sanctions on 17 Saudis who US Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin said were believed to be involved in Khashoggi’s murder. Saudi Arabia’s response has been to put 11 unnamed suspects on a trial shrouded in secrecy. In a  report outlining the findings from her investigation into Khashoggi’s murder, Agnes Callamard, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, found sufficient credible evidence of Crown Prince Mohammed’s culpability and urged states to expand sanctions to include him for his role in the killing. center_img to go further Follow the news on United States “President Trump’s indifference toward the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi is not only morally reprehensible, but it has put a target on the backs of journalists around the world,” said Fassihian. “The brazenness of this premeditated murder and the impunity that surrounds it demonstrates that journalists can no longer trust the US government to protect them in the face of peril. This is the ultimate betrayal of American values.”  News Nonetheless, the Trump administration has not taken action against the crown prince. After the Trump administration failed to provide Congress with the determination of responsibility for Khashoggi’s murder required under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, RSF and a coalition of US-based human rights organizations joined forces to pursue other avenues for justice through Congress, which has shown a bipartisan will to hold the Saudi government accountable for its actions.  “The impunity enjoyed by Saudi Arabia one year after the horrific murder of Jamal Khashoggi is almost as shocking as the brutal act itself,” said Dokhi Fassihian, Executive Director of Reporters Without Borders’ North America bureau. “We partnered with projection artist Robin Bell to remind our community that the President has not only allowed for the coverup of this brutal murder, but has even strengthened his alliance with the central actor of this horrific crime: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.” The projection highlighted the Trump administration’s refusal to hold the Saudi government accountable for ordering the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Virginia resident, despite determinations by the CIA and a United Nations expert that implicated high-level Saudi officials, including the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in the journalist’s killing on October 2, 2018. United StatesAmericas June 3, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News RSF marks the one-year anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in Washington, DC. April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Future Makers exhibition opens at LSAD

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] CURATED selection of award winning work by winners and recipients of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland’s Future Maker’s Awards & Supports programme will officially open this Thursday at the Church Gallery in the Limerick School of Art & Design.Entitled design make transform: contemporary craft and design from future makers, the exhibition runs for three weeks as part of the Limerick City of Culture 2014 programme of events.James Greenslade, Head of School at LSAD said that they are “honoured to partner with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland for the exciting showcase of emerging design talent that is the Future Markers exhibition. The siting of this internationally renowned showcase in Limerick is particularly appropriate during its designation as Ireland’s first City of Culture in 2014.”Highlights of design make transform include fashion by Sorcha O’Raghallaigh and Rebecca Marsden, ceramics by Owen Quinlan and Etaoin O’Reilly, furniture by Enda Scott and a striking sculptural swing by Garvan de Bruir.Karen Hennessy, Chief Executive of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland said “The Future Makers Awards and Supports Programme reflects our commitment to investing in the development of the next generation of designers and craftspeople and continue the ongoing promotion of their work.”Admission is free to the exhibition at Church Gallery which runs to October 15. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories LifestyleArtsNewsFuture Makers exhibition opens at LSADBy Staff Reporter – September 24, 2014 596 Linkedin Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email TAGSexhibitionfeaturedFuture MakerslimerickLSAD Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Previous articleFree dates with the ArtsNext articleNew partnership for Mary I and IT Tralee Staff Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printlast_img read more