Mobile poster trucks tour Paris marking two months captivity for French journalists and Syrian interpreter

first_img December 16, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders marked two months of captivity in Iraq for French journalists Georges Malbrunot and Christian Chesnot and Syrian interpreter Mohammed Al-Joundi by sending eight poster trucks on a tour of Paris with the message: “Two months already – Free the hostages!”.”Despite the days and weeks that have gone by, we call on everyone to keep up the campaign for the release of our three colleagues who have been held hostage for two long months,” said Reporters Without Borders.”We must persist with our efforts and continue to tirelessly call for a quick return for these two journalists who were only doing their job.””We also urge reporters working in Iraq to take the greatest care. This country remains the world’s most dangerous for journalists. At least 44 have been killed since the start of the conflict in March 2003.”The organisation staged a rally on 20 October at the Place de la Bourse in Paris’s second district as a starting point for the mobile posters. The trucks were then to spend the day touring the capital, passing in front of the National Assembly, the Champs-Elysées, the foreign ministry, the Senate, the Trocadéro and the Human Rights square, to remind Parisians about the plight of the two journalists and their interpreter. News to go further February 15, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders marked two months of captivity in Iraq for French journalists Georges Malbrunot and Christian Chesnot and Syrian interpreter Mohammed Al-Joundi by sending eight poster trucks on a tour of Paris with the message: “Two months already – Free the hostages!”. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Organisation Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts October 20, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mobile poster trucks tour Paris marking two months captivity for French journalists and Syrian interpreter RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Follow the news on Iraq Al-Joundi’s family attended the departure of the trucks along with leading French figures such as politician Jack Lang, writers Pascal Bruckner and Fernando Arrabal, mayor of the second district Jacques Boutault and journalist and news presenter David Pujadas, all of whom are also involved in a radio campaign.Reporters Without Borders has since 31 August maintained a daily afternoon vigil in front of the Paris city hall, under giant photos of the three hostages. Members of the public are invited to sign petitions and send messages of support. The vigil will continue until the hostages are freed.Nearly 49,000 signatures have already been collected either at city hall, in town halls across France or on the worldwide press freedom organisation’s website’s main TV channels are set to broadcast a daily 24-second spot produced without charge by advertising agency Capa until the hostages are released. French radio stations France Inter, France Info, France Culture, France Bleu, RTL and RMC Info already broadcast a daily message of solidarity read by a personality. Singer Alain Souchon, actor Isabelle Hupert, singer Henri Salvador and entertainer Michel Drucker have all already taken part.Georges Malbrunot, 41, freelance journalist working for Le Figaro, Ouest-France and RTL, Christian Chesnot, 38, a freelance with RFI and Radio France, along with their driver and fixer for more than a year, Mohammed Al-Joundi, were abducted by the Islamic Army in Iraq on 20 August 2004. RSF_en December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Verizon Wireless expands 3G network coverage in Jericho and Underhill

first_imgVerizon Wireless,Verizon Wireless recently has activated a new cell site in Jericho that expands wireless voice and 3G data coverage in Jericho and Underhill and along Route 15, as well as the surrounding areas.The company invested in Chittenden County to continue to stay ahead of increasing demand for reliable voice and mobile Internet access. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $2.8 billion into its New England network since 2000, including more than $242 million in 2010 alone, to increase coverage and capacity on behalf of customers. Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G network.‘We at Verizon Wireless have always believed that the best wireless devices deserve the best wireless networks,’ said director for Network Systems Performance for Verizon Wireless, Richard Enright. ‘Today people across Vermont are increasingly relying on wireless tablets, smartphones and apps to stay organized and connected. Our investment in Chittenden County – and across New England – has kept us ahead of these consumer trends and underscored our belief that any mobile device is only as reliable as the network it runs on.’Advantages of Expanded 3G Service in Jericho and UnderhillVerizon Wireless’ recently expanded 3G data coverage in Jericho and Underhill empowers more customers using tablets, notebook computers or smartphones to:Find and download useful apps ‘ like GPS-enabled maps with turn-by-turn directions, mobile banking and social networking platformsSurf the Web to check favorite blogs and read breaking newsPlay cutting-edge 3D games and stream video clips using V CAST VideoWork on-the-go with fast file sharingSend e-mails and text messages to friends, family and co-workers with vivid picture and video attachmentsConnect with friends across the globe using Skype mobileContinuing Wireless Investment and InnovationVerizon Wireless operates America’s largest and most reliable 3G network, and has invested more than $65 billion since its inception to increase voice and data coverage nationwide. Recently, the company earned recognition from J.D. Power and Associates* for ‘Highest Call Quality in New England.’Verizon Wireless recently debuted its new 4G LTE network in Boston, Massachusetts, and 38 other major metropolitan areas, covering more than 110 million Americans. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States. The company has committed to launch 140 additional 4G LTE markets during 2011, covering two thirds of all Americans by the end of this year.Engineering America’s Most Reliable Wireless NetworkThe company’s ‘America’s most reliable wireless network’ reputation is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women who traverse more than one million miles annually on Interstate, U.S. and state highways, as well as major roads and surface streets in high-population areas ‘ the equivalent of two roundtrips to the moon or 40 trips around the world. Vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than 3.5 million voice call attempts and more than 19 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless’ network and the networks of other carriers.About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the largest high-speed wireless network in America which serves more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit is external). To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at is external).*Verizon Wireless received the highest numerical score among wireless providers in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Wireless Call Quality Performance Study (SM), Vol. 1, based on 27,250 total responses measuring four providers in the Northeast Region (CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT) and measures opinions of wireless users about the call quality of their service. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in July-December 2010. Your experience may vary. Visit JERICHO, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Verizon Wirelesslast_img read more