Category: calls

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RSF lauds Al Jazeera, decries ‘international agent’ calls

A leading advocate of press freedom worldwide has expressed concern over calls by some US legislators for Al Jazeera to register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA). Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in a statement that governments should not interfere in editorial decisions because it could potentially lead to censorship. RSF is an international non-governmental organisation…

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Yemen’s exiled President Hadi requires contemporary uprising

Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has urged Yemenis to rise up against the Houthi rebels as violence further escalated in the capital, Sanaa, following the assassination of the country’s former leader, Ali Abdullah Saleh.  Hadi called for a “new page” in the battle against the Houthis in a speech carried live on Saudi Arabia’s Al Arabiya TV…

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Zvimba: Mugabe’s hometown calls for a dignified exit

Zvimba, Zimbabwe – Far from the marching crowds and parliamentarians baying for frail President Robert Mugabe’s impeachment, lies a rural heartland west of the capital, Harare, where the fate befalling the world’s oldest sitting president is discussed in parables about dignity and legacy. In Zvimba, Mugabe’s rural homeland, some villagers say the leader’s seniority entitles him…