Editor beaten, humiliated for criticizing Mali truth commission

first_imgNews December 4, 2018 Editor beaten, humiliated for criticizing Mali truth commission MaliAfrica Condemning abuses Violence Hamidou Touré El Hadji, directeur de publication de Malimédias.com RSF helps coordinate support for French journalist kidnapped in Mali RSF_en Reporters Without Borders rallies former hostages in Paris, following the kidnapping of journalist Olivier Dubois. June 8, 2021 Find out more News MaliAfrica Condemning abuses Violence “We strongly condemn this mistreatment of the editor of Malimedias, which is unacceptable, and we call on the authorities to ensure that an independent investigation is carried out and that this journalist’s safety is guaranteed, said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. The credibility of the CVJR, whose primary mission is investigating abuses, is clearly at stake. It is therefore essential that all necessary resources should be made available to the investigators so that those responsible for such an act of such gravity against a journalist are punished.” As well as pursuing a military career, Col. Makalou studied journalism at the Centre for Scientific and Technical Studies in Dakar, Senegal. May 17, 2021 Find out more News May 5, 2021 Find out more Mali is ranked 115th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. News Organisation Receive email alerts French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali Malimedias.com editor El Hadji Hamidou Touré’s account is shocking. He said he was summoned by the CVJR’s secretary-general, Army Colonel Abdoulaye Makalou, on 29 November after criticizing the commission’s lack of results in a Facebook post and, while in Makalou’s office, he was hit several times by Makalou’s “bodyguards” and was forced to drink his own urine. “Before releasing me, the colonel also threatened to kill me if I said anything to anyone about what had happened,” Touré added. The website editor nonetheless reported the attack to Mali’s gendarmerie. Reached by RSF, Col. Makalou acknowledged summoning Touré to his office but insisted that he had a “clear conscience” because Touré suffered “no act of aggression.” Asked why he resigned as CVJR secretary-general yesterday, he said it was because he did not want “this affair to damage the commission’s reputation.” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the physical violence and degrading treatment to which a news website editor was subjected at the headquarters of Mali’s Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (CVJR) in Bamako last week and calls for an impartial investigation so that those responsible can be severely punished. to go further RSF has established from telephone records and other sources that Col. Makalou was very insistent that the meeting should place in his office, while Touré, out of concern for his safety, repeatedly proposed meeting in a public place. Makalou ended up coming to get Touré after the journalist’s car broke down. Touré agreed to go to the commission on condition that he could bring his cousin with him. His cousin, who was in the adjoining room when the assault took place, told RSF he heard Touré “shout for help” and saw, when he emerged from Makalou’s office, that he had been “badly beaten.” Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Malilast_img read more

Alure Home Improvements Reveals The Secrets Of Repairing Bathroom Ceiling Exhaust Fans

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By Alure Home ImprovementsMost homeowners take their bathroom ceiling fan for granted, rarely looking up until something unsightly catches their eye and suddenly they feel they have to take immediate steps to mitigate the situation. Then the most common reaction might be: “Now what do I do?”Thanks to Doug Cornwell, chief operating officer of Alure Home Improvements, the solution is at hand.“Nobody can quite understand how to take the covers off because there are no visible screws,” he explains. And there’s a reason for that. The bath fan cover is held in place by two spring clips, lightweight metal contraptions that have a bit stronger resilience than a paper clip, considering they have to fight against gravity to keep the cover on the upside down fan flush with the ceiling.In this recent installment of Alure Home Improvements’ “60-Second Fix: How To Remove Your Bathroom Exhaust Fan In 60 Seconds,” Cornwell shows you how simple and easy it is to remove the fan cover and replace it once your task is completed.First, he advises that you slide your fingers under the edges of the cover. The two spring clips are located on opposite sides of the fan cover. Once you find the clips, you’re in business.“Don’t be afraid to pull it,” Cornwell says. “The cover will pop up.”Now you’ll be able to better see the two wire assemblies on either side of the cover—these are the spring clips, which are designed to spring apart in order to function.“Pinch them together,” he says. “They release that side from the slot where the clips were inserted. Then do the same on the other side so this clip pops out.“Now you can hold the cover,” Cornwell explains.Fancy bath fan covers may have a light in the assembly. Perhaps it burned out and that is why you want to go through this process. Or, more commonly, you’ve noticed that the fan cover’s openings are clogged with dust and grime, and you rightly believe it’s time for a good, thorough cleaning. Maybe you will also want to wipe the fan’s blades clean. If so, make sure you’ve taken precaution to turn the fan off first!“Do whatever you need to do with the cover,” Cornwell advises.Once you’re satisfied, you just reverse the process to put the fan cover back on.“Aim one spring clip above the slot and pinch the wires together,” he says. “It’s easier if you do one side first. Once you have the spring clip back in place, then you can insert the other spring clip.“Pinch the spring clip and put it into the slot! Back on it goes!” says Cornwell with a smile.Click here to learn more about Alure Home ImprovementsOf course, Cornwell makes it look easy—he is an experienced Alure Home Improvements professional, after all—but in this video he has a special advantage. He’s working standing up in the Alure Home Improvements warehouse. Bath fans are normally installed in the ceiling. So in the interest of getting the most out of this instructional video, you might want to stand on your head, or put the monitor upside down so you can prepare yourself for the real experience.But seriously, you don’t need to go that far. And you don’t have to be a magician or a skilled acrobat to undo the bath fan cover. You just need a chair or a stepladder that gets you comfortably within reach of the ceiling fan cover, and a preview of this video so you are familiar with the inner workings of the spring clip. Once you see how simple the spring clip functions—it just takes a pinch for the wires to release from the slot—you could almost do it with your eyes closed. That bath fan never need be dirty or dusty again.Of course, as Cornwell says, everybody appreciates what this modern appliance does.“Bath fans take the humidity out of the air when you’re taking a hot shower,” he says. And if the fans don’t do that, you might be in for “a bad hair day,” he jokes.And, remember, a clean bath fan is a hygienic benefit to everybody who uses that bathroom, including you.last_img read more