Gunmen attack Tolo TV crew covering Kabul demonstration

first_imgNews Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific to go further AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders today condemned a violent attack by a parliamentarian’s armed supporters on a crew sent by the privately-owned Tolo TV station to cover a demonstration in Kabul on 29 July.“News media such as Tolo TV have an essential role to place in helping Afghanistan’s young democracy to take root,” the press freedom organisation said. “We call for a full investigation into this attack and the punishment of those responsible. We also urge the authorities to take the necessary measures to ensure that this type of violence does not recur.”After going to Kabul’s Paghman district to cover a protest against the illegal appropriation of some land, the three-member Tolo TV crew were stopped by a dozen gunmen as they headed toward a nearby police station to seek an official comment. Reporter Noorullah Rahmani, cameraman Qais Ahamd and their driver were all beaten and thrown to the ground, and their camera was taken.Rahmani said police witnessed the attack but did not intervene. The local police chief refused to accept any responsibility, blaming it on “trouble-makers.” Rahmani said their assailants were supporters of parliamentarian Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf, who was allegedly involved in the illegal seizure of land. Sayyaf has refused to comment on the attack.This is the second physical attack on Tolo TV staff in the past three months. Cameraman Omid Yakmanish was attacked by legislators during a stormy parliamentary session in May. Tolo TV was awarded the Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France press freedom prize in 2005 Help by sharing this information July 31, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Gunmen attack Tolo TV crew covering Kabul demonstration Follow the news on Afghanistan Organisation center_img Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en May 3, 2021 Find out more March 11, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News News RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistanlast_img read more

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Dominique Ansel named The World’s Best Pastry Chef

first_imgCronut inventor and world-renowned pastry chef Dominique Ansel was given the award at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017.Ansel was named The World’s Best Pastry Chef at an awards ceremony in Australia this week.Commenting less than half an hour after the win on his Instagram account, Ansel said: “Humbled to be here with so many great chefs and to bring this home award from @theworlds50best to our teams throughout the world in New York, London, and Tokyo.“One person can never do it alone, and I can’t thank them enough for their hard work and support. It has been a lifetime of work, and now is just the beginning. #worlds50best.”The awards are given based on the votes of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, comprising over 1,000 international restaurant industry experts. The Academy is split into 26 separate regions around the world.Each region has its own voting panel of 40 members, including a chairperson to head it up. The panel in each region is made up of food writers and critics, chefs, restaurateurs and well-travelled gourmets, each of whom has 10 votes.last_img read more