News January 21, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedWomen Organisation Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Receive email alerts Magdy’s lawyers submitted a report to the judicial authorities on 30 January listing all the abuses to which she has been subjected by various persons linked to the prison administration for months. Held since 26 November 2019 on charges of “membership of a terrorist group” and “spreading fake news,” she turned 34 yesterday.According to her lawyers’ report, her interrogator offered to release her if she became an informer. She says in the report: “When I told him I wouldn’t do that, he threatened me, saying he would never let me see my son or my husband again.” Her husband was arrested at the same time as her.During her latest appearance in court on 19 January, when her provisional detention was again extended, Magdy also reported that she had subjected to body searches and forced to strip naked. Her physical health is now a source of great concern because she has detected uterine bleeding similar to what she had before a tumour was removed in 2017.Her mother has talked about her sadness and concern. When she visited the prison on 27 January, ahead of her daughter’s birthday, she took a bouquet of flowers but prison officials refused to let her hand them over. “My heart is broken (…) I am afraid for you,” she wrote in a Facebook post.“It is high time for Solafa Magdy’s ordeal to end,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “There can be only one response to these extremely disturbing accounts – her immediate release so that she can receive urgent medical care. This journalist poses no threat to her country’s security and her continuing detention is completely unjustified.”Egypt is ranked 166th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information February 6, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Egypt Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for the release of Solafa Magdy, a detained Egyptian journalist who is being subjected to psychological pressure during interrogation and repeatedly harassed by prison staff, and whose health has worsened significantly. She needs urgent medical treatment that is unavailable in prison, RSF said. News Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison February 1, 2021 Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff EGYPT : Two journalists resurface in court after disappearing for days News January 22, 2021 Find out more RSF_en EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedWomen News
This month’s issue of Billboard Magazine has a particularly special note within the pages, sponsored and penned by John Mayer. The Dead & Company guitarist has been expressing gratitude to the music and culture of the Grateful Dead since he first started the gig in 2015, even calling it the best thing to ever happen to his career. Somewhat of a late-bloomer in this definitive style and genre of music, Mayer continuously finds new ways to let the fans know how grateful he is for these life-changing times.In a full page spread in Billboard, he writes quite simply,“To the band that changed my life, and for the music that keeps on coloring it in:Congratulations on the 50th anniversary of your debut album.Forever Grateful, John Mayer”In March of 1967, the Grateful Dead released their debut album The Grateful Dead. The record included few originals, “The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)” and Jerry Garcia‘s “Cream Puff War,” along with some of their signature covers of “Beat It On Down The Line,” “Cold Rain and Snow,” “Sitting On Top of the World,” “Morning Dew,” “Viola Lee Blues,” and more.It’s no wonder John Mayer felt the need to attribute these career-shaping sounds, as he continues to carry the torch 50 years later while performing alongside original members guitarist Bob Weir and drummer Bill Kreutzman, and long-time percussionist Mickey Hart. The revitalized music is only accentuated through the bass wonders of Oteil Burbridge and the psychedelic keys of Jeff Chimenti. The six will hit the road again this summer. Check out the full schedule here!John Mayer will also be on solo tour this summer, promising an acoustic set, a set with the John Mayer Trio (featuring bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan), and a set with his full live band as well. More information can be found here.See below for the page from Billboard Magazine:
India Bulkeley | Daily TrojanUSC CalPIRG, as part of its “Save the Oceans” campaign, displays a chain of around 200 plastic bags in front of Tommy Trojan to spread awareness of single-use bags people use each year. CalPIRG said a single shopper uses an average of 200 bags in six months.
At yesterday’s press conference held in Sarajevo, the coach of the B&H Basketball Representation Aco Petrović said that B&H has made much progress over the last 20 years.He added that Latvia is the favorite in the group, that that the first game will be a moment of truth.‘’I think that we have a chance as long as we return to our rhythm’’, said Petrović.The Director of USAID David Barth said that he hopes that the team will occupy a good place in Eurobasket.The Association signed a sponsorship agreement with ASA Groupation and water Oaza that will be the official drink of our team in Slovenia.The basketball team will travel on Sunday on Slovenia, where Eurobasket will begin on 4 September.(Source: Dnevni Avaz)