first_img News Reporters Without Borders is dismayed by the Israeli government’s refusal to allow Canadian intellectual Noam Chomsky to enter the West Bank from Jordan. Chomsky was to have given a conference at Birzeit University, near Jerusalem. “The Israeli government’s decision to exclude a renowned, committed and controversial intellectual who disagrees completely with its policies reflects poorly on its tolerance and respect for freedom of expression,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Any intellectual, no matter how critical he may be of Israeli policy, should have the right to express his views in Israel or the territories it controls.” “This decision shows the degree to which the Israeli authorities find it difficult to accept different views and refrain from adopting obstructive measures. Chomsky is well known internationally as an intellectual and should be able to travel and express his views freely anywhere in the world.” Chomsky arrived with his daughter Aviva and two friends at the Allenby Bridge crossing between Jordan and the West Bank on 16 May after setting off from the Jordanian capital of Amman. The Israeli authorities held him at the border for three hours before denying him entry. Well known for his opposition to US foreign policy and an often harsh critic of Israel, Chomsky has frequently defended freedom of expression internationally. He has also called for the release of prisoners of conscience in Iran and, last September, joined Iranian journalist Akbar Ghanji, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard and others in signing a letter calling for the release of journalists imprisoned in Iran IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Organisation RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information May 28, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Israelcenter_img May 21, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Noam Chomsky denied access to West Bank by Israel WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News IsraelMiddle East – North Africa News RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgTwitter Previous articleLimerick steelworker’s life changed forever after near fatal workplace accidentNext articleIn Pics – INTO Mini Sevens GAA Editor NewsEducationLimerick students win big at national multimedia awardsBy Editor – April 12, 2017 1280 Linkedin Print Advertisement REPRO FREE 07/04/17Students from third level colleges were awarded in the Belltable Theatre yesterday, for creating fantastic videos, animations, audio pieces, radio ads and poster illustrations for the National Transport AuthorityÕs annual Multimedia Awards.Pictured at the award ceremony at the Belltable Theatre was third place in the audio category, Sean Murray and Christy O Brian from LITThe entries produced by students, encourage other students to consider choosing ÔsmarterÕ modes of transport; particularly walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing. The awards are supported by colleges nationally and in particular in Limerick by Limerick Smarter Travel.Photo: Oisin McHugh True MediaPictured at the award ceremony at the Belltable Theatre was third place in the audio category, Sean Murray and Christy O Brian from LITStudents from Limerick’s third level colleges have been honoured at this year’s National Multimedia Awards.Overall winners in the video/animation category were Donal Kearns, Patryk Lewandowski and Carmen Vitour from the University of Limerick. Keith Walsh from Limerick Institute of Technology won the poster/illustration category and the audio category winners were James Connolly, Graham Moloney and Ray Mooney, also from Limerick Institute of Technology.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The winners and winning entries can be viewed“We are delighted with the quality and variety of entries, and our judges were equally impressed.  The students’ multimedia entries were both entertaining, and captured the positive aspects of making smart transport choices for the journey to college” said Anne Graham, Chief Executive Officer, National Transport Authority.One of the judges, Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent, RTÉ was “very impressed with the overall standard and quality of the entries. Collectively, they showed creative conceptual thinking, clever writing and skilled technical execution”.Winners, Donal Kearns Patryk Lewandowski and Carmen Vitour said, “We had an amazing experience, met some inspiring people in our journey to promote smarter travel. We had great fun and would definitely recommend other students to participate in this competition.”Roisin Crowley, of Limerick Institute of Technology, said, “I’m delighted our Music Technology and Production students have had such success in the Smarter Travel Multimedia awards. We are always eager for opportunities to collaborate on industry-related projects with companies and institutions beyond LIT and this competition was a great fit with our second-year syllabus.” LIT Launches unique new programme on Responding to Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event Limerick Post Show | FOLM Project LIT Development & Public Engagement Manager, Seamus Hoyne, is awarded the SEAI Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Energy Award. TAGSLITNational Multimedia Awards 2017UL International Women’s Day LIT WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more