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Authorities urged to halt threats to “cyber-feminists”

first_img RSF_en Follow the news on Iran Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Organisation News May 6, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities urged to halt threats to “cyber-feminists” March 18, 2021 Find out more News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Reporters Without Borders has called on the authorities to halt a crackdown against women’s rights publications after three women were jailed for six months in March this year and on 2 May, Parvin Ardalan, editor of feminist website “Change for Equality” was handed down a two-year suspended sentence. IranMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts News February 25, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2021 Find out more to go further Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists “The Internet is the only way for these feminists to demand their rights. They have become an easy target and are suffering real harassment,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The websites they contribute to are regularly blocked. We urge the authorities to halt this systematic repression of cyber-feminists”.Ardalan, 36, was sentenced on 2 May to a two-year suspended sentence for “illegal assembly and refusing to obey police orders with the intention of harming national security”. Legal proceedings against her date back to 4 March 2007. She was tried for taking part in a demonstration in Tehran’s Hafte Tir Square on 12 June 2006 calling for reform of laws that discriminate against women in Iran. She was in March awarded the 2007 Olaf Palme prize for her commitment to advancing women’s rights in Iran but was denied the right to leave the country to receive it.Three feminist activists were each sentenced to six months in prison and a suspended sentence of six strokes of the whip for “disturbing public order”. Nasrin Afzali, Nahid Jafari and Marzieh Mortazi took part in a demonstration on 4 March 2007 in protest at the trial of five women for their part in the June 2006 demonstration, including Parvin Ardalan. They contribute regularly to websites “Change for Equality” and “Feminist School”.Elsewhere, the first sports website for women (http://www.shirzanan.com) as well as feminist websites “Change for Equality” (http://www.wechange.info), “Feminist school” (http://www.feministschool.com), “Canon Zeman Irani” (http://irwomen.net) and “Meydaan” (http://www.meydaan.com) are inaccessible. In addition the news website Fararu (http://www.fararu.com) was blocked from 19 to 24 April.Iran is on Reporters Without Borders’ Internet Enemies list and is the Middle East’s most repressive country towards bloggers. More than ten of them were arrested in 2007 in connection with articles posted online. Iran is in 166th position on Reporters Without Borders’ world press freedom index, which monitors a total of 169 countries. News IranMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood visits Indiana League

first_img NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood was at the Indiana Credit Union League office Monday to visit with several members of the League board of directors, members of its Governmental Affairs Committee and senior management.Hood, who also spoke to the National Urban League Conference in Indianapolis about credit union small business lending while he was in town, commented that he appreciated the chance to hear directly from credit union leaders who are serving their members every day.He talked to the group about his top priorities like regulatory relief, support for member business lending, cybersecurity, facilitating innovation within the agency and in credit unions, providing current expected credit loss (CECL) guidance and assistance, helping credit unions serve the underserved and  continuing strong credit union capital adequacy through a more holistic approach to capital requirements.“It was a pleasure to host Chairman Hood and to provide a dialogue between him and Indiana credit unions,” said League President John McKenzie. “We appreciate his emphasis on making regulations effective without being excessive and we support NCUA’s recent action to delay its risk-based capital rule as well as its proposed rule on public unit and non-member shares.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr From left: Indiana League SVP Governmental Affairs Chris Beaumont; Purdue FCU President/CEO Bob Falk; Indiana League President John McKenzie; Indiana League SVP League Services & Regulatory Analysis Joe Guilfoy; Elements Financial FCU EVP Lending & Sales Ron Senci; NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood; Interra CU CEO Amy Sink; Encompass FCU CEO Matt Lambert; Members Source CU Board Member Chuck Donovan; Afena FCU President/CEO Karen Madry; Via CU President/CEO Dave Abernathy; Hoosier Hills CU President/CEO George McNichols; Indiana University CU President/CEO Bryan Price. (Indiana Credit Union League photo)center_img continue reading »last_img read more

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