Website editor arrested

first_img RSF_en Military intelligence officers arrested writer and website editor Mohammed Ghanem at his home on 31 March. Ghanem is known for defending Syria’s Kurdish minorities. Reporters Without Borders calls for his release and condemns the growing crackdown on journalists and human rights activists since January. Receive email alerts Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Reporters Without Borders today condemned the detention of writer and website editor Mohammed Ghanem, who was arrested at his home (photo) in the northeastern city of Ar Raqqah on 31 March by military intelligence officers. Ghanem, who edits the website, refused to leave with the military intelligence officers until the local military intelligence chief came and took him away after one hour. Soldiers continued to surround the home for several hours. Reporters Without Borders called for his immediate release and deplored the growing crackdown on journalists and human rights activists since January.Ghanem’s family said they thought his latest arrest was prompted by what he has been publishing on, which he calls the “website of the Syrians” and describes as a “national, democratic, independent and free site.” Born in 1955 in Rikka, a teacher by training and the author of several novels, Ghanem is known for defending Syria’s Kurdish minorities. He has also written articles for the site.He was previously arrested on 12 March 2004 and held for 15 days for writing an article about the violent clashes that took place that month between Kurds, Arab tribes and Syrian security forces in the north-eastern city of Qamishli.Meanwhile, there is still no world of journalist Ali Abdallah and his son, Mohammad, who were arrested by the Syrian authorities two week ago, on 23 March.Also detained in Syria is journalism student Massoud Hamid, who has been in prison 24 July 2004 for posting photos of a pro-Kurdish demonstration in Damascus on a website based abroad. The winner of the Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France prize last year in the cyber-dissident category, he is serving a three-year sentence.Syria is on the list of 15 Internet enemies that Reporters Without Borders drew up in November 2005. News Organisation April 7, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Website editor arrested ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: Help by sharing this information to go further Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists center_img March 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Syria News Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News March 12, 2021 Find out more SyriaMiddle East – North Africa SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Let Students Choose if They Are Boy or Girl (US Dept of Education)

first_imgThe Christian Post 12 December 2014In single-sex classes, which are common for sex education, students must be allowed to go to the class of the gender they consider themselves to be rather than their actual gender, the U.S. Department of Education directed schools that receive federal funds in a Dec. 1 memo.The memo, from the department’s Office for Civil Rights, provides guidance for K-12 schools for when they are allowed to have same-sex classes or extracurricular activities and remain in compliance with Title IX, a 1972 law to protect against gender discrimination in education programs that get federal aid.Schools may divide students by gender, the memo says, if the course or extracurricular activity is a contact sport or deals with human sexuality. Vocational classes are not allowed to be gender-specific.Near the end of the document, a paragraph explains how schools must treat male students who consider themselves female and female students who consider themselves male.“All students, including transgender students and students who do not conform to sex stereotypes,” it states, “are protected from sex-based discrimination under Title IX. Under Title IX, a recipient generally must treat transgender students consistent with their gender identity in all aspects of the planning, implementation, enrollment, operation, and evaluation of single-sex classes.” read more

6 Foods That Make You Look Older

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Food & DiningHealthLifestyle 6 Foods That Make You Look Older by: – August 1, 2014 117 Views   no discussions There’s a reason why your skin feels a little off after a series of holiday parties, BBQs, or mojito-filled beach days: “What you eat affects your skin—for better or worse,” says Ariel Ostad, MD, fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. While a few indulgences won’t age you overnight, a continuously poor diet can accelerate the aging process of your skin (and teeth) over time. Here, 6 foods to consume in moderation in order to look as young as you feel.Sweets Sugar overload may kick-start a process called glycation.The theory: When you eat more sugar than your cells can process, the excess sugar molecules combine with proteins, creating “advanced glycation end products” (appropriately referred to as “AGES”), explains Dr. Ostad. Ultimately, AGES may damage your skin’s collagen (the protein that keeps skin firm and youthful).Unsurprisingly, too much sweet stuff is also bad for your smile. “Sugar sticks to your teeth, encouraging bacteria, decay, and discoloration,” says Brian Kantor, a cosmetic dentist who practices in New York City. If you treat yourself to something sweet, swish water around your mouth afterward to remove any buildup.AlcoholA healthy liver means healthy skin.“When your liver is functioning well, toxins that could potentially affect the skin are expelled naturally through your body,” says Dr. Ostad. “But if toxins build up in your liver, and aren’t broken down properly, your skin can develop a variety of issues, like acne, sallowness, and wrinkles.”Drinking can also trigger rosacea outbreaks.To top it off, alcohol is dehydrating and bad for your sleep, which was associated with accelerated aging in a Case Western Reserve University study.“Inadequate sleep is linked to wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, and reduced skin elasticity,” says Dr. Ostad.White wineWhite wine falls into its own category because of its surprising dental damage. While a glass of red will give you instant “wine mouth,” the acid in white wine damages your enamel and makes your teeth more prone to longer-lasting stains. So if you always end your day with a glass of chardonnay, your teeth may be more vulnerable to those coffee stains the next morning.Here’s what not to do: brush your teeth immediately after drinking (same goes for any acidic drink). Brushing already acidic teeth can further the erosion of your enamel.“You need to give your teeth time to remineralize after being bathed in an acidic beverage,” says Maureen McAndrew, clinical professor at the New York University School of Dentistry. “I’d wait an hour after drinking before lifting a toothbrush.”Charred meatThat black char on your burger? It may contain pro-inflammatory hydrocarbons, which could present a problem since inflammation breaks down the collagen in your skin, explains Dr. Ostad.You don’t necessarily need to banish BBQ from your vocab, but at least make sure you scrape off the black stuff, and clean the grill afterward so you don’t contaminate your next meal.Salty foodsYou might not cook with salt, but that doesn’t guarantee your intake is low.“Many canned foods are preserved with sodium, which can make you retain water and cause a ‘puffy’ look,” says Ranella Hirsch, MD, former president of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery, and dermatologist practicing in Massachusetts.If you need a quick fix, combat fluid retention with a moisturizer that contains caffeine (it’s known for reducing puffiness when applied topically).Processed meatsThink: Deli meat, sausage, and bacon.“Many of these meats have sulfites and other preservatives, which can trigger inflammation in the skin, and accelerate the appearance of aging,” says Dr. Ostad. They also tend to be high in salt, which can make you look puffy. (Not to mention, processed red meats have been linked to heart disease.)Try swapping the deli meat on your sandwich for chicken or turkey. If you can’t say goodbye for good, use less meat, and load up on veggies.ABC Newslast_img read more