Receive email alerts News February 8, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judge frees satellite TV station director who was held overnight Organisation RSF_en News November 12, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Tunisia Reporters Without Borders hailed the release today of Tahar Ben Hassine, the head of the satellite TV station Al-Hiwar Attounsi. He was freed early this afternoon when he was taken before a judge without his lawyers being present.Ben Hassine had been held overnight at the Bouchoucha police station in Tunis after being arrested late yesterday evening on suspicion of “driving under the influence of alcohol.” He was stopped shortly after leaving the home of freelance journalist Taoufik Ben Brik, with whom he had spent the evening.“A member of the political police paid me a visit during the night and ordered a blood test although the results of the first two tests were negative” Ben Hassine told Reporters Without Borders. “My arrest was a warning to the TV station, which is bothering the authorities more and more.” he added. Help by sharing this information News News November 11, 2020 Find out more Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder to go further ————————————————————-8.02.2007Satellite TV station’s director arrested after visiting dissident journalist’s home Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Reporters Without Borders called today for the release of Tahar Ben Hassine, the head of the satellite TV station Al-Hiwar Attounsi and editor of the Perspectives Tunisiennes website, who was arrested yesterday in Tunis after visiting freelance journalist Taoufik Ben Brik.“There were no grounds for arresting this journalist,” the press freedom organisation said. “The Tunisian authorities often used trumped-up charges for harassing the more outspoken journalists and we have many reasons for concern about the real reasons for this arrest.”Police stopped Ben Hassine after he left Ben Brik’s home, gave him an alcohol test and accused him of driving under the influence although Ben Brik insists “he drank no more than half a glass of wine.” After spending the night at the Bouchoucha police station in Tunis, he was due to be taken before a judge today.According to Ben Brik, whose home is kept under surveillance, Ben Hassine’s arrest was “a new intimidation attempt by the Tunisian authorities, who used every possible means to put government opponents in prison.” Ben Hassine’s lawyer, Hammami Ayachi, told Reporters Without Borders that members of the political police visited Ben Hassine in his cell last night.Created in 2002, Al-Hiwar Attounsi broadcasts two hours of programming a week by satellite from Italy. Several of the people who work for it have been harassed and attacked in Tunisia. A dozen policemen beat up one of its journalists, Taoufik Al-Ayachi, and took his camera when he tried to visit the home of Samia Abbou, the wife of imprisoned lawyer and cyber-dissident Mohammed Abbou, on 16 August 2006. December 26, 2019 Find out more
The home includes great period features such as the high, moulded plaster ceilings and polished floors. Picture: supplied.They’ve also achieved a careful balance that honours the home’s history while bringing it into the modern day.“I wanted to maintain some of the classic features. It’s got high decorative plaster ceilings with picture rails, which I really wanted to keep, and of course the polished wooden flooring.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago The modern renovation compliments the classic home. Photo: supplied.Helen Kelly and her husband appear to have a home that defies the laws of physics by feeling larger on the inside that it seems from the outside.Kelly said when she bought 25 Burrell St Clayfield 16 years ago, she knew it would be a comfortable, low maintenance alternative to an apartment.“I didn’t really want a unit, I was after a smaller freehold block which offered me my own space rather than having adjacent neighbours.”From the outside, the property provides beautiful 1940s home with a classic render and panel facade on a 341 square metre allotment.The two-bedroom, two-bathroom description may even prompt some buyers to think ‘cosy’ or ‘snug’. However, step inside and you’ll appreciate how the couple have successfully created a truly spacious living area. The open flow between the indoors and outdoors enhances the feel of space in this two-bedroom home. Picture: supplied.Kelly said the key to making the space comfortable has been adopting an open plan which brings the outdoors in.“I removed the wall from the lounge to the back deck and installed bi-fold doors and basically opened it up more,” says Kelly. “The deck faces in a north-easterly direction and is really quiet private.”Kelly says the house is set well back from its boundaries, too.“It’s a very deceiving block because you’ve got a reasonable distance from your neighbours either side, particularly the back deck where there’s high surrounding greenery so you’re not looking into someone else’s back yard,” says Kelly.“Yes it’s a small block and it was easy when I bought it as a single person to maintain, but then you still get your own spaces within the house.”Kelly said, when it’s time to leave, she’ll miss the location with its easy access to all the great cafes and restaurants of Clayfield, as well as the accessible transport options nearby.“We love the lifestyle it offers us,” says Kelly. “It really has provided us with a sanctuary. Its openness, the fact that it’s light and airy– it allows us to relax and re-energise.”There’s a chance for new owners to add to the home’s story, too.“It could suit someone who wants to add their own touch or even possibly raise the house, which could suit an expanding family.”25 Burrell St Ascot will be auctioned on-site tomorrow (Saturday) at 2:00pm by Ray White Ascot.
He said that the promotion of sports would also sharpen the mental alertness of pupils and students.The sports loving governor also stressed the importance of sports and games in schools, noting that exercises were capable of increasing self-esteem and mental alertness of the students, while preparing them for career opportunities in the money spinning world of sports.Gov Emmanuel commended the school’s authority for providing excellent sporting facilities that would facilitate the impartation of knowledge as well as enhance sports development while hoping that the school would attract trophies at national and international competitions due to early exposure of the students to modern facilities.He used the occasion to stress the need to teach indigenous languages in schools to save them from extinction and promote rich cultural values.The governor directed the Ministry of Education to ensure that vernacular was taught in all public schools beginning from the next school session.The Akwa Ibom governor announced scholarship for another batch of 31indigent students in the school, donated sets of computer, 20 bags of rice and a cow to each of the houses that participated in the sports competition.The Chairman Board of Governors and Proprietor Tower of Ivory Schools, DIG Udom Ekpoudom (Rtd) expressed appreciation to the Governor for witnessing the school’s sports competition and the support given to the institution.He said the school has recorded 100 per cent pass in National Examination Council (NECO) and in West African School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in the year 2015 and 2016 and has remained the 2016 state Champion in Senior Mathematics Olympiads.Mr. Ekpoudom also noted that the school has distinguished itself in the area of sports and attributed the success to the excellent facilities available in the Institution.The Chairman of the occasion, Major General Godwin Umoh, commended the school management for laying a solid foundation for academic excellence which he said has enabled the school compete with other institutions in the country.The the occasion which featured march past, field and track events by the competing Houses climaxed in the commissioning of a Mini – Stadium by Governor Udom Emmanuel.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has reiterated his administration’s resolve to promote sports in schools to serve as a platform for talents discovery.The governor made the call at Tower of Ivory Schools, Ediene Abak, in Abak Local Government Area of the state during the 6th Inter – house sports competition of the institution.