Journalist savagely beaten by witch doctor’s followers

first_img Help by sharing this information News SenegalAfrica News SenegalAfrica RSF decries exceptional press freedom violations in Senegal The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa RSF_en Follow the news on Senegal March 5, 2021 Find out more January 8, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Reporters Without Borders is outraged by a vicious attack on journalist, Pape Sheikk Fall, who works for an independent Senegalese radio station, Radio Futurs Médias (RFM) in Mbacké (east of the Capital Dakar). The journalist was pounced on by seven men armed with iron bars and cables on 4 May 2006. They beat him about the head and neck, leaving him unable to work for the next two weeks.Witnesses identified one of his assailants as a follower of the marabout (witch doctor), Sheikh Béthio Thioune. The marabout had told the press last week that he planned to support the re-election campaign of the current president, Abdoulaye Wade, at elections in February 2007, adding that he could deliver “four million disciples”.The assault on the journalist was in reaction to an interview he did on 27 April with one of the marabout’s disciples who cast doubts on the degree of the support he said he enjoyed.“Beating up a journalist who reports unwelcome news is an act from another age, which calls for a firm reaction from the Senegalese authorities,” the press freedom organisation said.“The police must carry out an urgent and thorough investigation into the attack and punish those who were responsible. There must be no impunity for those tempted to silence or intimidate the press during an election campaign”. RSF asks Senegal to amend its new press law Receive email alerts to go further May 5, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist savagely beaten by witch doctor’s followers News Reports Organisation November 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Renown pressed flower artist publishes book

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Profound statements and a simple philosophy gleaned from an eventful life are the basis for Bonnie Holland’s recently published memoirs, titled “Rural Home: Recollections and Reflections.”Holland is a highly acclaimed botanical artist and author of several cookbooks. She works from her home on the fringes of Pike County in a place that was once called Rural Home.“So that’s the origin of the title of my memoirs,” Holland said. “I have ‘journaled’ for more than 30 years and I wanted to put the things that I have written over much of my lifetime into a readable format to share with others.” You Might Like Twister tales A damaged barn is seen after a suspected tornado touchdown on Oak Grove Road in Troy, Ala., Friday, March 23,… read more Email the author Renown pressed flower artist publishes book By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 10:50 pm Monday, March 26, 2012 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img “Rural Home” covers the gamut of emotions, not only those of the author but also those of the reader.“We all experience the same emotions so this book has something for everyone,” Holland said. “I’ve had lots of experiences – good, bad and indifferent. I’ve made many mistakes but I’ve learned from them all.“I believe whatever happens in life happens for the best. Sometimes, it’s hard to recognize and understand that.“But, I’ve had a very blessed life and a full life and also a very unusual life. I’ve loved the trip.” Holland said she chose to write her story as a memoir because there are more stories to be told.“I could write for the rest of my life and not tell it all,” she said, laughing.“Rural Home” is a two-night read. And, anyone who reads Holland’s memoirs will get something from them.She has plans to write more of her life’s story but, before she does that, she has to go about the business of a published author.“‘Rural Home’ is in all major books stores across the country and the response has been “unbelievable,” Holland said.“I’m getting a lot of calls that are interrupting my sleep and I love it,” she said, laughing.An audio book is next for Holland.“Usually a professional reader is used for audio books but my publisher, Trafford Publishing, has asked me to do the reading,” Holland said.“They want to capture my Southern voice. Trafford will put in a bit of music and an introduction but I’ll do the reading.“Trafford has also submitted ‘Rural Home’ to Hollywood in hopes that it will be picked up for serious television or perhaps a movie.”No matter the future of “Rural Home: Recollections and Reflections,” whether it plays on the big screen or finds a place on the bedside table, Holland has found great joy and satisfaction in the writing of it.If others find meaning for their lives in “Rural Home,” then it has all been more than worthwhile.“Rural Home: Recollections and Reflections” by Bonnie Holland is available online at www.trafford.com/bookstore. Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Next Up“Rural Home: Recollections and Reflections” was released on March 17, which just happened to be Holland’s birthday.Being able to hold a book – a book of her own memoirs – in her hand on her birthday was a treasured gift for Holland and a feeling of such great joy.“There are no word to express what I felt,” she said. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more