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Moroccan website editor given three years in prison

first_img Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentPredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expression News Arrested while filming a banned protest in Hoceima, in northern Morocco’s Rif region, on 20 July 2017, Mahdaoui had been tried for the past nine months along with 53 people held in connection with their alleged role in last year’s so-called “Hirak” wave of protests in the Rif region.Mahdaoui was accused of failing to alert the police after being contacted by a Moroccan based in the Netherlands who told him arms were being sent to the Hirak protesters. Mahdaoui responded that he did not notify the police because he had not taken the information seriously. As well as giving him a three-year jail term, the court also fined him 3,000 dirhams.“We are deeply shocked by this absurd verdict and harsh sentence,” said Souhaieb Khayati, the head of RSF’s North Africa bureau. “Just days ago, the Casablanca court separated Hamid el Mahdaoui’s case from those of the Hirak defendants, raising hopes that he would be freed. The authorities are persecuting a journalist who just did his job. Reporting the news is not a crime.”The court announced three days ago that it would handle Mahdaoui’s case separately from those of the other 53 defendants. As that decision had raised hopes of an imminent acquittal, many in the court house were stunned by last night’s sentence. Speaking to journalists, his lawyer described it as “cruel” and said they would appeal.Mahdaoui had established himself as a much-followed figure on social networks. Well known for his criticism of the authorities and for his YouTube videos commenting on news events, he was already sentenced to a year in prison on 12 September 2017 on a charge of “inciting a banned demonstration.”Morocco is ranked 135th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance RSF_en Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentPredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expression News News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Organisation Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara to go further June 8, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the grossly unjust three-year jail sentence that a criminal court in Casablanca passed yesterday evening on Badil.info website editor Hamid el Mahdaoui on a charge of “failing to report a threat to internal state security” to the authorities. June 29, 2018 Moroccan website editor given three years in prison Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Boost employee engagement for better marketing

first_imgYou did the research, set realistic goals, developed a tactical plan and now it doesn’t seem to be bringing in new loans/members/deposits, etc. What went wrong?In working with credit unions all across the country on their marketing plans and execution, we have seen first-hand that there is one thing that can kill the success of your marketing…and that is poor employee engagement.Here is a tried and true plan to get your employees engaged and excited to help drive the credit union’s success:Get their feedback first. Ask them questions about what they think the credit union should be doing to market to its members and potential members. No, you don’t have to employ every single idea, but spending time at the beginning of the process is critical for two reasons: it uncovers opportunities you might not have known about and it lets them know they are an important and valuable part of your team.Share the plan with them and any marketing collateral before it is launched externally. Once we complete plans for clients, we always do a “launch party” of sorts to build excitement, communicate the goals and reiterate that they are a crucial part of the credit union’s success.Share the results along the way! As part of the plan’s execution, build a separate plan for how and when you are going to communicate the progress on your goals. Separate your goals out by month to break up the annual goals into manageable chunks. Communicate successes early and often to build and keep momentum.Soon, you’ll not only see noticeable difference in the success of your marketing efforts, but you’ll have better camaraderie and teamwork as a result. 38SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Thomas Amanda is founder and president of TwoScore, a firm that channels her passion for the credit union mission and people to help credit unions under $100 million in assets reach … Web: www.twoscore.com Detailslast_img read more

August 1, 2017 Police Blotter

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