Neighborhood Fourth of July parade provides celebration options

first_imgTwitter Trump to appear at Fort Worth Convention Center Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook The109: senior minister at University Christian Church announces resignation Joey McReynolds ReddIt Fort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention month Linkedin + posts Facebook Linkedin Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitter Previous articleVenues in Fort Worth to host several concerts this JulyNext articleFort Worth’s Fourth to attract thousands for family-friendly fun Joey McReynolds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ printMembers of the community will have another option for their Fourth of July celebrations this weekend as well as the opportunity to donate to the Tarrant Area Food Bank.The Tanglewood and Overton Park neighborhood associations are hosting a Fourth of July parade and gathering in Overton Park Saturday morning at nine. The event will include a free popsicles and refreshments, as well as a donation station for the Tarrant Area Food Bank, said Joanne Viola, the Overton Park committee chair for the parade.Viola said people who wish to be in the parade can start lining up at 8:30 Saturday morning. Bicyclists and walkers will line up on Woodwick Court, while cars and floats can line up on Overton Park Drive West. Anyone riding a bike or scooter will be required wear a helmet in order to be in the parade.Viola also said those who wish to park and view the parade from the street can park on Tanglewood Trail or along the park, south of Ranch View Road. Overton Park Drive East and Overton Park Drive West will be closed during the parade from Bellaire to Ranch View in addition to normal road closings on Bellaire Drive.“With the construction on Bellaire, we definitely encourage people to allow extra time to get there,” Viola said.The gathering afterwards will also have a space for people to donate to the Tarrant Area Food Bank. Viola said the city of Fort Worth challenged neighbor associations to see who could raise the most food for the food bank as part of a city wide initiative.Angela Rush is the Human Relations Administrator for the City of Fort Worth and helps coordinate the food drive. She said the city has included city employees in the food drive for over 20 years, however this is only the second year that neighborhood associations are joining the cause. The winning neighborhood will be recognized at a city council meeting once the contest is over.“The neighborhoods compete against each other and the city departments compete against each other to see who has the bragging rights,” Rush said. “The neighborhoods, for being its first year last year, they really came on board very strongly.”Rush said last year 20 neighborhoods competed in the contest, collecting nearly 4,300 pounds of food and raising over $10,600. She also added that each dollar raised is equivalent to about six pounds of food.“It’s a great competition for a very worthwhile cause,” Rush said. Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

HBO GO launches for on-campus students

first_imgThe College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Twitter Linkedin Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ A TCU student prepares to streams a show on HBO GO. ReddIt ReddIt + posts Linkedin TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Ann Louden’s Legacy Makenzie Stallo Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Previous articleVolleyball downs Baylor for another sweepNext articleSpeech pathology majors get hands-on experience at Miller Clinic Makenzie Stallo RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Students help elders “Cycle Without Age” Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Facebook Etiquette Dinner teaches valuable skills to Chancellor’s Scholars Facebook printStudents who love shows such as “Game of Thrones” or “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” might want to consider living on campus.As of last week, the HBO GO streaming service is free to students living in residence halls. Those with access can enjoy the service both on and off campus.“We’ve seen the viewing habits [of students] change with Netflix and online streaming services,” said Travis Cook, the deputy chief technology officer for Information Technology. “They have just exploded.”Cook said the goal behind the project was to give students something he knew they would enjoy.Noah Hutchinson, a first-year pre-major, said he loved the new HBO GO service.“I’ve been trying to find an excuse to watch ‘Game of Thrones’ and now I have it,” Hutchinson said.Cook said the decision to make the streaming service available to students was a “no-brainer.”“This was an opportunity for us to add to that viewing genre without any cost to the university and not really any effort on the university’s part,” Cook said.Cook said the service has come at no cost to the university or its students because HBO is already available to residence halls through the cable network provider. HBO GO is a complimentary service that HBO offers to its subscribers.The reaction to the streaming service from the students has been overwhelmingly positive. Many took to Twitter to share their enthusiasm.[View the story “TCU launches HBO GO subscriptions for on-campus students” on Storify]Students living in TCU off-campus housing do not have access to this service. This includes GrandMarc apartments, because the cable network is not the same as TCU’s.Junior pre med-sociology major Ried Mackay said he understands the situation with the different networks but is hopeful that GrandMarc will jump on the bandwagon. Mackay said that it would “add to the perks of living in GrandMarc.” Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Final Frogs for the Cure celebration honors 12 years with Ann Louden Makenzie Stallo is a senior journalism major and French minor from Denton, Texas. She currently serves as a line editor.last_img read more

MULTIMEDIA: Current election results

first_imgTwitter Linkedin TCU Christmas tree lighting 2016 TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Facebook Jocelyn is a senior journalism, political science and French major from Nashville, Tennessee. She is a managing editor for TCU360. She’s rarely seen without a Diet Coke and has been known to spill a few near her computer in the convergence center. OPINION: Brite Divinity students’ response to Ben Shapiro event TCU receives $20,000 grant to become smoke-free Fall semester brings new assistant vice chancellor for public safety, assistant chief of police Twitter ReddIt Jocelyn Sittonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jocelyn-sitton/ Jocelyn Sittonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jocelyn-sitton/ + posts ReddIt Jocelyn Sittonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jocelyn-sitton/ Jocelyn Sitton TAGSmap – interactive printSheet 1 Previous articleThe Senate and the House update as votes roll inNext articleSGA hosts election watch party in the BLUU ballroom Jocelyn Sitton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jocelyn Sittonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jocelyn-sitton/ Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Listen: Frogflix: Episode 1

first_imgAndrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Linkedin Andrew Van Heusden is a senior journalism and film-television-digital media major from Brighton, Michigan. He is looking forward to being the digital producer this semester for TCU Student Media. He claims to live in Moudy South throughout the weekdays; but if you can’t find him there, then be sure to try the local movie theaters or the Amon G. Carter Stadium. Facebook Andrew Van Heusden Michelle Carter, Richard Edgemon and Andrew Van Heusden team up to form Frogflix, a new podcast talking about the latest movies and entertainment. In the first episode, they discuss Dave Bautista’s concern of “Guardians of the Galaxy”, Telluride Film Festival, “Crazy Rich Asians” and more.Intro music credit: Try Anything Once by Lee Rosevere. Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 14 + posts Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Twitter 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East ReddIt Facebook Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Parting Shots Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 13 Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ print 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West ReddIt Twitter Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 15 – Parts 1 & 2 Linkedin Previous articleChanging places: Summers showcases his versatility once againNext articleSparked by Turpin, Football overcome early struggles to rout Mustangs, 42-12 Andrew Van Heusden RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Delta Gamma Anchor Bowl supports service for sight

first_imgFacebook Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Brody Haverstickhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brody-haverstick/ Brody Haverstick Brody Haverstickhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brody-haverstick/ Linkedin Brody Haverstick is sophomore journalism major from Louisville, Kentucky. He wants to work in public relations after graduation. Previous articleVolleyball sweeps Bison to wrap up non-conference playNext articleCampus Recreation hosting fall break trip to Matagorda Island Brody Haverstick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Chanukah celebration to bring awareness of religion ReddIt + posts Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Pink Peppermint Project hosts second annual Glamcon Experience printService. Awareness. Fundraising.Rachel Reinert, vice president of foundations, said these were the three key factors to Delta Gamma’s philanthropy event this year.The sorority hosted its annual Anchor Bowl fundraiser to raise money for Service for Sight through a friendly tournament of flag football.“Anchor Bowl is special to us because it allows the Greek community to come together to raise money for a cause while having fun,” Reinert said.Members of Delta Gamma at TCU show their Sorority’s sign at the 2017 Anchor Bowl. Photo courtesy of Heidi Lemelin.The event supports five schools, founded by Delta Gamma, for the visually impaired. It also supports other organizations who share their mission to help promote sight preservation and conservation.“Every semester our members have the opportunity to participate in at least 10 hours of service,” Reinert said. “At Gamma Tau, we work in conjunction with the local Lighthouse for the Blind in Fort Worth.”In addition to working with the Lighthouse, Delta Gamma sends women from the chapter to serve at St. Paul Lutheran Church twice a week to create braille Bibles.Sarah Merrifield, a sophomore biology major and a member of Delta Gamma, said that Service for Sight adds depth to the experience because students get to provide aid to the visually impaired community both as individuals and as a sorority.  Reinert said Delta Gamma usually raises $25,000 a year for Service for Sight, with most of the money coming from Anchor Bowl.“Anchor Bowl is a lot of fun,” said Ty Huggins, a sophomore accounting major and member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. “I went last year and got to play football while knowing that I was helping out with a good cause.” He said it is an event his fraternity anticipates every year.Delta Gamma has hosted the anchor bowl since 2012. Students address diversity and inclusion in ‘Dear TCU’ campaign Brody Haverstickhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brody-haverstick/ Delta Gamma members Paige Mulry (left) and Aubrey Crow (right) pose for a photo at the  2017 Anchor Bowl. Photograph from Heidi Lemelin.last_img read more

Turkey: Jail terms for 14 Cumhuriyet journalists, administrators

first_img April 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the prison sentences that a court passed on 14 Cumhuriyet newspaper journalists and administrators yesterday, another dark day for press freedom in Turkey. The sentences – up to eight years and six weeks in prison – are the latest example of how the Turkish regime is criminalizing journalism.They were handed down yesterday evening by a court sitting within Silivri high security prison, 85 km west of Istanbul. The 14 convicted defendants will remain free, under court control, until their convictions are upheld on appeal.“These sentences were like the rest of the trial, which was political from start to finish,” said Erol Önderoğlu, RSF’s Turkey representative. “They have nothing to do with justice and instead seek to silence one of Turkey’s last critical media outlets, to intimidate all journalists and to satisfy a thirst for political revenge. We will continue to support Cumhuriyet and all unjustly persecuted Turkish journalists until they finally get justice.”Cumhuriyet CEO Akın Atalay, editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu, investigative reporter Ahmet Şık, columnists Kadri Gürsel and Hikmet Çetinkaya, cartoonist Musa Kart, former acting editor-in-chief Aydın Engin and administrators Bülent Utku, Güray Öz, Önder Çelik, Mustafa Kemal Güngör, Hakan Karasınır and Orhan Erinç were given sentences ranging from two and a half years to eight years and six weeks in prison on charges of “assisting a terrorist organization.”The newspaper’s accountant, Emre İper, was sentenced to three years and six weeks in prison for “terrorist propaganda.”Atalay, the only defendant still being held, was released conditionally at end of the trial after spending nearly 18 months in provisional detention. Cumhuriyet tax consultants Günseli Özaltay and Bülent Yener and book supplement editor Turhan Günay, were acquitted. The cases against former editor-in-chief Can Dündar and reporter İlhan Tanir, who fled the country, will be handled separately.The defendants were alleged to have effected a “radical editorial change” in 2015 and thereafter to have supported the goals of three organizations labelled as “terrorist” by the Turkish authorities. The prosecution based its case above all on the newspaper’s articles, its contacts with sources, its business relationships and the activities of its board – all of were taken out of context and interpreted in an exaggerated manner.In fact, Cumhuriyet has published a series of revelations that were embarrassing for the authorities in recent years, and has become the spearhead of an independent press that is now under more pressure than ever. It was awarded the RSF Press Freedom Prize in 2015.The already worrying media situation in Turkey has become critical under the state of emergency that was proclaimed after a failed coup attempt in July 2016. Around 150 media outlets have been closed, mass trials are being held, and more than 100 journalists are currently in prison, a world record.Turkey is ranked 157th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. News April 28, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Organisation Follow the news on Turkey Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of EuropeRSF Prize to go further Credit: Ozan Kose / AFP TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of EuropeRSF Prize News News April 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 26, 2018 Turkey: Jail terms for 14 Cumhuriyet journalists, administratorslast_img read more

Death threats against reporter who survived 2004 murder attempt

first_img June 1, 2021 Find out more News Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Organisation Follow the news on Philippines Receive email alerts News February 16, 2021 Find out more Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago January 31, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Death threats against reporter who survived 2004 murder attempt RSF_en center_img Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about the harassment and death threats to which Arthur “Jun” Sapanghari, Jr., an investigative radio reporter based in Valencia City, in the southern province of Bukidnon, has been subjected since early December.“Sapanghari’s investigative reporting seems to be the main cause of these threats and there is every reason to be concerned, given the level of danger for media personnel in the Philippines and the impunity enjoyed by those who murder journalists,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“We urge the Valencia City authorities to provide this journalist and his family with good protection and to conduct an investigation in order to establish who is responsible for these threats.”Sapanghari, who works for dxDB Radyo Bandilyo, has been receiving SMS messages threatening him and his family. He has also reported that individuals have been watching both him and members of this family during their movements around the city.He did not take the threats seriously until an individual with his face partially covered went to his home on 17 January and asked his wife where he was. When she said he was at work, the masked individual left hastily on his motorcycle, the licence number of which was concealed.Aware that he was in danger, especially after one of his friends was also threatened for helping him, Sapanghari requested protection from the Bukidnon police. He was assigned two police officers for his protection but they were withdrawn after a week.Sapanghari’s investigative reporting resulted in the recent arrests of a man allegedly implicated in illegal logging and a man suspected of involvement in trafficking in children.Sapanghari survived a murder attempt in November 2004 after he covered a corruption case implicating a municipal employee in neighbouring Maramag. In March 2010, he was beaten by several individuals, possibly in connection with a report about the closure of pig farm.One of the messages he received in December said: “You’re not going to make it to Christmas. You’re next after Dignos.” It referred to Joash Dignos, a journalist who was gunned down in Valencia City in November.Dignos is one of a total of four journalists who have been killed in the Philippines since September. The others are Jesus Tabanao, Michael Diaz Milo and Rogelio Butalid.Ranked 140th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, the Philippines is one of the world’s deadliest countries for journalists.Credit photo: PCIJ Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped PhilippinesAsia – Pacific News to go further May 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Government lifts ban on Freedom FM

first_img CameroonAfrica CameroonAfrica May 19, 2021 Find out more Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system RSF_en Receive email alerts News News Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court Help by sharing this information to go furthercenter_img April 23, 2021 Find out more Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case May 31, 2021 Find out more News July 19, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government lifts ban on Freedom FM Organisation News Follow the news on Cameroon Reporters Without Borders today hailed communication minister Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo’s decision to remove the government seals from the entrance to the studios of Freedom FM on 14 July, ending a two-year ban on the privately-owned radio station.”The end of this grim period for Freedom FM is good news for press freedom in Cameroon and we reiterate our support for Pius Njawé, the station’s founder, in his campaign to broadcast with complete freedom,” the organisation said.The station is to receive a provisional authorisation to resume broadcasting soon, following an agreement between its representatives and the government. The minister has withdrawn a complaint accusing the station of “illegally creating a communications company,” while Njawé has withdrawn a complaint to the African Commission for Human Rights.Njawé said being forced to close by the government since May 2003 has been a “financial catastrophe” for the station. Equipment has been badly damaged by water leaks that could not be repaired because no one was allowed inside. Two thirds of the equipment will have to be replaced, requiring an initial investment of 60 million CFA francs (about 92,000 euros).Members of the mobile intervention unit sealed Freedom FM’s studios on 23 May 2003, just as the station, which is part of the Le Messager press group, was about to begin broadcasting. Njawé has been imprisoned several times for criticising President Paul Biya and his government, above all in the late 1990s.last_img read more

Four journalists arrested, one radio station closed

first_img News PakistanAsia – Pacific to go further Follow the news on Pakistan PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Organisation April 21, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts November 15, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four journalists arrested, one radio station closed News Help by sharing this information Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is concerned at a wave of arrests of journalists and closure of one of Pakistan’s few privately-run radio stations. January 28, 2021 Find out more Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists The worldwide press freedom organisation has written to the prime minister Shaukat Aziz urging the release of the journalists who are still behind held and for FM Radio 103 to be reopened.Police arrested Farhat Abbas Shah and Afaq Shah, journalists on FM Radio 103 on 10 November at their radio’s studios in Lahore, Punjab province in the east of the country. They were released on bail the next day.Two days later, around 20 police raided the station and seized equipment, making it impossible for it to continue broadcasting. They also arrested two staff members, reportedly Abdul Ghafoor and Nauman. The radio chiefly broadcasts programmes from the BBC World Service Urdu-language service.According to the Pakistan Press Club, the two radio journalists were arrested for broadcasting a report on a scandal at the Punjab cardiology institute. They were reportedly maltreated in the first hours of their detention.Police accused them both of taking part in a demonstration in front of a public building but the station director said that Farhat Abbas Shah had not been involved in the demonstration. On 6 November, Qazi Muhammad Rauf (picture), correspondent for the Urdu-language daily Express in the north-eastern Khyber Agency tribal zone, was seized by armed men and held for 24 hours by members of Sheikhmalkel tribe angry at what they saw as a biased article.Rauf had reported on clashes between the tribe and a fundamentalist religious organisation Amr Bill Maroof Wa Nahee Anil Munkar in the tribal area. Around a dozen armed men abducted Rauf took him to a private detention centre where they beat and then chained him.The authorities intervened following a tip off from his colleagues in the Tribal Union of Journalists and persuaded the tribal leaders to release him, on 7 November.Police in Skardo in the north-east arrested editor of a banned magazine Kargil International, Ghulam Shehzad Agha, on 4 November. The authorities reportedly accuse the journalist and political activist of backing autonomy for the Pakistani part of Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistani interior ministry banned the magazine that he ran on 8 September 2004, charging that it carried seditious and unpatriotic news.Elsewhere, Sarwar Mujahid, correspondent for the conservative Urdu-language daily Nawa-I-Waqt in Okara district in the east of the country was freed on 12 October 2004. He was arrested and detained on 31 July 2004 at Sahiwal prison in Punjab province.Mujahid was held under the Maintenance of Public Order law. His detention appeared to be linked to his articles about a conflict between Pakistani paramilitaries and tenant farmers who have for years farmed land belonging to the army. Newslast_img read more

Regulator reacts quickly after dispute forces TV station off the air

first_img Help by sharing this information November 11, 2020 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder to go further Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” RSF_en November 12, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Tunisia Reporters Without Borders hails yesterday’s announcement by the High Independent Authority for Broadcasting Communication (HAICA) of measures to accelerate the allocation of broadcast licences. TV stations created since the revolution will now be able to legalize their status.HAICA’s announcement came three days after Attounissiya TV suddenly stopped broadcasting on the evening of 6 July as a result of a dispute between the owner of its broadcast frequency and the company responsible for producing its programmes.“The abrupt suspension of broadcasting by Attounissiya TV forced HAICA to react quickly to an institutional block we have long been criticizing,” Reporters Without Borders said. “HAICA has proposed a solution that reconciles freedom of information and respect for the law, demonstrating a concern to preserve media pluralism during the transition to democracy.”One of the parties to the contract dispute at Attounissiya TV is Cactus Prod, the production company, whose owner, Sami Fehri, is currently in prison. He launched the station in October 2011. The other is Slim Riahi, a Tunisian politician and businessman who recently bought Rainbow Media Tunisia and who controls the satellite frequency that Attounissiya TV has been using.Cactus Prod’s lawyer, Abdelaziz Essid, has filed three complaints against Riahi, accusing him of breaking a contract without warning, using the station’s logo, and making baseless accusations of fraud and embezzlement.The station has meanwhile found a stopgap solution that will allow it to resume broadcasting in the short term. Tahar Ben Hassine, the head of another station, Al Hiwar Ettounsi, has promised to let Attounissiya TV use his frequency to broadcast special Ramadan programmes until assigned a new frequency.Attounissiya TV never received a response to the request for a licence that it filed in 2001, when a regulatory body called the National Body for Information and Communication Reform (INRIC) was functioning. It was unable to renew its request in 2012 in the absence of any regulatory authority, so it chose to circumvent the legal obstacles by broadcasting by satellite on Nilesat.Legally, Attounissiya TV is now no more than an empty shell. The logo is owned by Fehri’s brother, who registered it with the National Institute for Standardization and Intellectual Property (INNORPI). But Riahi has adopted it and wants to continue using it for the programmes broadcast on his frequency. Legalization now possibleAlthough Attounissiya TV does not have a licence, the companies that produce its programmes are legal. The state acquired 51 per cent of the shares in Cactus Prod after its majority shareholder, Belhassen Trabelsi, the brother-in-law of deposed President Zine Ben-Ali, fled the country. It is currently under judicial control.In yesterday’s communiqué, HAICA asked Cactus Prod to provide it with copies of its financial records for 2011 and 2012, its contracts with other production companies, and a statement of its editorial policies.HAICA has decided that all broadcasting companies with no licence can legalize their status by submitting an application containing copies of their accounts, sources of funding, technical and logistical acquisitions, editorial policies, programming, staffing details and the owner’s name.They have been given 30 days to submit their applications. Legal proceedings for “illegal transmission” will be brought against those that fail to comply.“The concern for fairness evident in HAICA’s announcement is encouraging,” Reporters Without Borders added. “To continue in this way, the regulator should quickly draft clear terms of reference for broadcast licence applicants.” Receive email alerts TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation July 10, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Regulator reacts quickly after dispute forces TV station off the air News December 26, 2019 Find out more News Newslast_img read more