“Young Patriots” prevent distribution of opposition newspapers

first_img The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information News November 27, 2020 Find out more July 26, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Young Patriots” prevent distribution of opposition newspapers Côte d’IvoireAfrica Reporters Without Borders today condemned the action taken yesterday by members of the Young Patriots, an activist organisation that backs President Laurent Gbagbo, to prevent the free flow of information in Abidjan.”We regret that opposition newspapers are once again being targeted by the Young Patriots,” the organisation said. “It is unacceptable that these activists are able to censor newspapers with impunity just because they do not like their political line.”The independent daily Dernière Heure was not available in news stands today in Abidjan because, according to editor Patrice Pohé, men claiming to be Young Patriots gathered outside the newspaper’s premises all day yesterday and prevented employees from working.Young Patriots yesterday also destroyed copies of the opposition newspapers Le Patriote and Le Nouveau Réveil in various districts of the capital and in the suburb of Bassam. Le Patriote supports Alassane Ouattara’s Rally of Republicans, while Le Nouveau Réveil backs Henri Konan Bédié’s Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire. Young Patriots also went to the publishing house Edipresse to stop newspapers being distributed.Last year, Young Patriots destroyed or ransacked the premises of several opposition newspapers and threatened many journalists. to go further Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Organisation Côte d’IvoireAfrica Reports Reporters Without Borders today condemned the action taken yesterday by members of the Young Patriots, an activist organisation that backs President Laurent Gbagbo, to prevent the free flow of information in Abidjan.”We regret that opposition newspapers are once again being targeted by the Young Patriots,” the organisation said. “It is unacceptable that these activists are able to censor newspapers with impunity just because they do not like their political line.” RSF_en News RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections News October 29, 2020 Find out more October 16, 2020 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Honor Marvin Gaye With Moving “Inner City Blues” Cover [Watch]

first_imgThe soulful funk outfit Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles had an exciting past year worth celebrating, and will continue to harness that momentum as 2019 unfolds.The seven-piece ensemble, including church-reared Hammond organ virtuoso Cory Henry, Nicholas Semrad (synthesizer), Adam Agati (guitar), Taron Locket (drums), Sharay Reed (bass), Denise Stoudmire (vocals), and Tiffany Stevenson (vocals) are no strangers to the road, having toured together throughout the U.S. and internationally, hitting festivals such as Indy Jazz Festival, SF Jazz, Montreux Jazz Festival, Okeechobee, Electric Forest, North Sea Jazz, Love Supreme Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, and more.In June 2018, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles released their first full-length EP Art Of Love. Recorded in Henry’s hometown of Brooklyn, NY, Art Of Love was tracked live to capture the incomparable energy of The Funk Apostles’ live shows and to channel the warm analog vibes of the 1970s. Henry’s unparalleled artistic design shines brightly on Art Of Love, as the musical Jedi both composed and produced the album’s intricate arrangements. That’s not to say that the album is lacking a live aesthetic, as The Funk Apostles worked with minimal rehearsal and several tracks are first-take recordings.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Bring Their Soulful Revelry To NPR’s Tiny Desk [Watch]Recently, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles stopped by JammJam in Los Angeles, CA for an exclusive underground gathering. During their special performance, Cory Henry and his ensemble invited up Southern California-bred gospel multi-instrumentalist B.Slade to honor The Prince of Soul himself, Marvin Gaye. Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles’ cover of “Inner City Blues” is not only an incredible musical performance, but if you look closely in the audience, there are a number of today’s top musicians in the business, including Daru Jones (Jack White), Francesca Simone (Beyonce), Mike Moore (Ty Dolla $ign/Jason Derulo), Nisan Stewart (Jamie Foxx), and Lynette Williams (Childish Gambino) to name a few.Watch Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles’ cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues” featuring B.Slade below:Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles ft. B.Slade – “Inner City Blues”[Video: Jammcard]Following a plethora of international performances, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles will return to the U.S. in April with performances at The Shed in New York City and Atlanta, GA’s SweetWater 420 Fest. Cory will then head west for three scheduled Colorado performances in May, including a special gig with Vulfpeck and Khruangbin at Morrison’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 9th. Henry’s only other current scheduled U.S. date is an appearance at Arrington, VA’s LOCKN’.One show we’re particularly excited for is Cory Henry’s “The Revival” featuring TaRon Lockett & Isaiah Sharkey at Cervantes’ Masterpiece on Saturday, May 11th. Tickets are currently on sale here.For ticketing and more information, head to Cory Henry’s website.last_img read more

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