Monthly Archives: February 2017

Kurdish journalist killed in Mosul by roadside bomb

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Association of North American ethnic journalists -Canada, condolences for the lost of Shifa Ghardri who was killed while  covering Free Mosul operation on Sat Feb 26 -2017

brave journalists who put their lives in danger to cover the front line of to give the information to people are honoring the Medai outlets any time and nay where in the world.

Born Shifa Zikri Ibrahim, 30-year-old Gardi was a journalist for a decade and anchored studio segments. She was also a prominent war reporter. Rudaw said that her last on-air appearance took place less than an hour before her death.

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Female TV reporter’s final broadcast one hour before she was killed in Mosul as Iraqi forces push into West of the city despite resistance from ISIS snipers, bombs and armed DRONES

 

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Trudeau: we are watching you – CJFE day of action in Toronto

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Trudeau: we are watching you – CJFE day of action in Toronto – #Protect Press Freedom

Massi Farahni-Association of N. American Ethnic Journalist 0Feb 25- 2017 – Trinity Bellwoods Park – 2-3 pm

#ProtectPressFreedom

The event  organized by CJFE (Canadian Journalists for Free Expression) to call on the Canada Liberal government for an end to mass surveillance practices .  CJFE  call Trudeau to protect  private data of citizens and groups including Journalists, Muslims, Communities, ….);

CALL ON  prime Minister to  Support Private Member’s Bill C-303 = which  repealS the Anti-Terrorism Act (formerly Bill C-51 Harper era ) and to support Private Member’s Bill S-231 to protect journalists rights.

Similar events hold in other cities such St. John,Ottawa, Montreal ,Vancouver , St. John

Demonstrators  signed a petition which call on Liberal = government to act.

 

 

Honouring Ontario’s books and authors March 6-2017

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Honouring Ontario’s books and authors

The Speaker’s Book Award is now in its fifth year

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BY , TORONTO SUN

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Eight books short-listed for the Ontario Speaker’s Book Award. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun)

Khaled khatib barred from U.S. ahead of Oscars; stars gather at unity rally

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Syrian cinematographer Khaled khatib barred from U.S. ahead of Oscars; stars gather at unity rally

‘It’s a singular time in history. It’s time to engage,’ Jodie Foster declares at rally

By Bradley Klapper, Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press

.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation’s civil war, The White Helmets, that has been nominated for an Academy Award.

According to internal Trump administration correspondence seen by The Associated Press, the Department of Homeland Security has decided at the last minute to block Khaled Khatib from travelling to Los Angeles for the Oscars.

After 3days at airport, not allowed to travel to – had US visa – but passport not accepted. Sad, but important work to do here.

Khatib was scheduled to arrive Saturday in Los Angeles on a Turkish Airlines flight departing from Istanbul. But his plans have been upended after U.S. officials reported finding “derogatory information” regarding Khatib.

Derogatory information is a broad category that can include anything from terror connections to passport irregularities. Asked for comment, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security, Gillian Christensen, said, “A valid travel document is required for travel to the United States.”

sound of fascism in WHITE HOUSE – BAN MEDIA ,Muhammad Ali’s son detained at Florida airport, questioned on religion

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Sound of fascism in WHITE HOUSE – BAN MEDIA , DETETNION OF Muhammad Ali’s son questioned on religion

PRESS RELEASE-

FEB 25- 2017

Association of North American Ethnic Journalist and writers condemn questioning US citizens based on their believes  and religion which is granted in the US constitution.

Detention of Ali Jr. and his mother Ms. Khalilah Camacho Ali , Ex wife of Late champion of boxing in the ring and tolerance and dialogue among US communities  who are American citizens is violation of human rights.  The discriminatory actions has to be stopped immediately because will not make US nation safer.

ALSO, BANNING  SOME MEDIA OUTLET FROM WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING BY PRESIDENT TRUMP ARE UNDEMOCRATIC PRACTICE BY WHITE HOUSE  THAT WILL DEEPEN THE DIVIDED NATION . REFORM WILL NOT BE HAPPEN BY ATTACKING MEDIA  BY A POWERFUL GOVERNMENT.  SOUND OF FASCISM ARE HEARD .  THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN LOST THEIR LIVES IN CIVIL WAR FOR A FREE COUNTRY FOR EVERY BODY.  HUNDREDS OF AMERICAN LOST THEIR LIVES IN FIGHT AGAINST FASCISM IN 2ND WORLD WAR .

PRESIDENT TRUMP

DO NOT TRY TO TAKE CLOCK BACK TO DARK ERA.  JOURNALISTS AND WRITERS ALONG SIDE OTHER WALK OF LIFE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THEIR DUTY TO FIGHT FOR FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND FREEDOM OF PRESS AND FREEDOM OF BELIEFS.

RESPECT JOURNALISTS. LET AMERICAN DECIDE WHAT IS FAKE AND WHAT IS ORIGINAL . WHO IS RIGHT AND WHO IS WRONG. IT IS 2017

INTERNATIONAL DIR

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Muhammad Ali’s son detained at Florida airport, questioned on religion

The son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali was questioned for hours about his religion and name.
Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press

Muhammad Ali’s son, who bears the boxing great’s name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional profiling, a family friend said Saturday.

Returning from a Black History Month event in Jamaica, Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother, Khalilah Camacho Ali, were pulled aside and separated from each other on Feb. 7 at the immigration checkpoint at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, said Chris Mancini, a family friend and attorney.

Camacho Ali was released a short time later after showing a photo of herself with her ex-husband, the former heavyweight boxing champion, Mancini said. But Ali Jr. was not carrying a photo of his world-famous father — a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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