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05 Aug 2015 
Reporters With Out Borders, a global NGO that defends freedom regarding information, would like to draw the interest to the disturbing state associated with media freedom within Egypt just before the visit to Cairo on six August.

Dear President Hollande,

The retrial regarding 3 Al-Jazeera journalists that began in February had been postponed for that tenth period a few days ago. Even though the Court of Cassation quashed their own convictions within January 2015, the particular three journalists spent a lot much more than 400 days within prison, to the discontent in the international community, and are nevertheless waiting in order to realize their fate.. at least 15 journalists are detained just for covering news developments and attempting to encourage the public debate.

At the end of their first trial, in June 2014, these were offered sentences including seven to always be able to ten years within prison together with 6 additional Al-Jazeera journalists who were attempted throughout absentia. He offers hepatitis and it is inside a critical condition because he could be not getting medical remedy in the prison where he's being held.

Suppressing freedom of knowledge and silencing critical journalists do certainly not help Egypt's transition in order to democracy. Mohamed Fadel Fahmy as well as Baher Mohamed, who possess been released provisionally in February, as well as their Australian colleague Peter Greste, who was simply deported to become able to his country involving origin, are generally accused involving supporting a new terrorist organization along with broadcasting "false news."

Reporters without Borders provides sent your subsequent open letter to French President François Hollande asking him for you to raise the "delicate" issue of freedom of knowledge and in addition the jailing involving journalists when he meets his Egyptian counterpart in your program of an official stop through at Cairo tomorrow.

President François Hollande

At a period when Paris as well as Cairo are generally reinforcing their friendship in addition for you to their economic ties, we hope you will just take benefit of your own visit to enhance the crucial issue involving media freedom, including the particular circumstance associated with the countless imprisoned journalists, with the Egyptian president.

At the joint press conference using US secretary involving state John Kerry on two August, Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry claimed that Egypt had not been holding virtually any journalists simply for carrying out his or her job along with that most of the detained journalists have been involved with terrorist activities.

Paris, 4 August 2015

We thanks in advance for that attention you give for you to our request.



Secretary-General

Sincerely,

Mahmoud Abou Zeid, a new freelance photojournalist identified from the pseudonym of "Shawkan," has invested greater than 700 times inside pretrial detention - among the particular longest durations within the country's history - with out virtually any cost being brought against him. Since quickly as Area Marshall Sisi took power, the government used its offensive against terrorism and furthermore the Muslim Brotherhood as grounds regarding embarking on the ruthless war against journalists that do not toe the official line.

Ranked 158th from 180 countries within the 2015 Reporters without Borders press freedom index, Egypt has become the particular world's fourth biggest prison for journalists, following China, Eritrea and Iran.

55 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

We currently shared our concerns with you final November so we regret that human legal rights and, within particular, freedom of knowledge weren't pointed out in the joint statement in which you and also Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi issued in the Elysée Palace.

75008 Paris

Subject: Freedom of data throughout Egypt

Many are languishing within prison awaiting trials where they will could be sentenced in order to long jail terms or even lifestyle imprisonment. France, the nation regarding human rights, cannot neglect the reason for press freedom, the fundamental freedom in any nation that respects the actual rule of law.

Elysée Palace

Christophe Deloire

The trumped-up charge of "belonging in order to or supporting any terrorist organization" will be usually accustomed to gag dissent inside Egypt. Arrested in August 2013 while filming a protest, he wasn't brought prior to any judge until may 2015


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05 Aug 2015 
He as well as the dancers review his images in his laptop and also attempt out new suggestions on the spot.

Calmes stated he titled the particular present "Dance Magic" in honor involving "those moments in which a dancer summons any lifetime of education and also applies it to an amazing feat of beauty, athleticism along with art in front of my camera. CONTRIBUTED BY RICHARD CALMES " width="640" height="640"/>Richard Calmes' photograph "Yellow Butterfly" captures Anne Souder, then together with Appalachian Ballet Company. Information: 770-237-0046. CONTRIBUTED BY RICHARD CALMES

He brings the little bit of his architect's eye towards the sessions, drawing stick figures typically in action poses. My challenge is usually to capture that magic pertaining to just about all to see and appreciate."

Metro Atlanta performers are well-represented inside the exhibit, including Alessandra Ball, Nancy Casciano, Abigrace Diprima (who graces your cover) and Maggie Ellington, almost all involving whom honed his or her art with Gwinnett Ballet Theatre, as well as Amanda Farris regarding Georgia Ballet.

He started using pictures regarding dancers, each inside the studio along with outdoors (against the Atlanta skyline, from an automobile junkyard, in fountains, etc.), throughout 2005 at the request of his wife, Holley Calmes, who works inside freelance dance marketing. 1800 Macleod Drive, Lawrenceville. Saturday.

Suggested donation for the Saturday reception: $10 at the door. View galleries regarding Calmes' images from www.richardcalmes.com.

Calmes left architecture any decade following returning home, however continued shooting pictures throughout a varied company career.



Gwinnett Ballet Theatre dancers figured prominently throughout "Dance Magic," Richard Calmes' photography exhibit in which concluded a year's run in April in the National Museum regarding Dance inside Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Knowing which dance companies have got tight budgets, he frequently provides his solutions pertaining to free, frequently even paying his models.. "I approach my work like a collaboration in between myself as well as the dancers, so there's usually much more into a photograph when compared with merely a pose."

The display consists of several images coming from Calmes' third collection associated with dance photography, "Lines and Leaps," that he self-published last year.

The Hiawassee photographer's dance images get appeared throughout The Actual Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a assortment of Gwinnett County publications and national dance magazines, amongst a great many other media outlets. (Burrell has become an unbiased choreographer.)

"Every photo features a story powering it, " Calmes stated in the National Museum associated with Dance opening reception. public reception, your 20-work display will come towards the dance company's Lawrenceville studios for an open-ended run.

Dance photography will be Calmes' retirement hobby, however one that he approaches along with great passion. Prints regarding Calmes' most popular images will be regarding sale ($25), along with section of the proceeds benefitting Gwinnett Ballet Theatre.

Richard Calmes' photography “Yellow Butterfly” captures Anne Souder, then with Appalachian Ballet. Your Woman now dances with all the Martha Graham Company. starting Saturday using a 6:30 p.m. Saturday.Akua Noni Parker as well as Anthony Burrell involving Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater appear in "Angel Descending" through Richard Calmes. The Girl now dances with the Martha Graham Dance Company. (Burrell is currently a completely independent choreographer.) The Actual image is actually among 20 dance photographs through Calmes in which will be in view with Gwinnett Ballet Theatre starting with a public reception at 6:30 p.m. The Particular image can be one of 20 dance photos by Calmes in which will be in view at Gwinnett Ballet Theatre starting having a public reception from 6:30 p.m. Trained being an architect, he became intrigued by simply photography although serving within Vietnam in the late 1960s and also bought his very first of several Canon cameras in the PX.

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05 Aug 2015 
"Most in the accounts talk of Joseph's utilisation involving the Urim along with Thummim (either the interpreters or the seer stone)."

In a new latest essay, the LDS Church explained how Smith, based on some accounts, utilized the seer stone. Much More than 70 percent of this original document suffered drinking water damage. the Community involving Christ long ago accepted the actual notion that will "revelation includes a human component," mentioned Lachlan Mackay, coordinator in the denomination's historic sites.

Your "printer's copy," however, remained using Smith's followers which stayed inside the Midwest instead of trekking to Utah, and, in 1903, it absolutely was bought by the Reorganized Church involving Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, now the actual Neighborhood involving Christ.

The Independence, Mo.-based faith revealed posts in regards for you to the seer stone as early because the 1960s, he said, but "it may well be news in order to a quantity of people."

"Some accounts indicate that will Joseph studied the characters about the plates," the actual essay added. "Both faiths are generally attempting to move forward in sharing their particular collections."

"I'm extremely excited," Mackay mentioned Tuesday. The Particular LDS Church History Library inside Salt Lake city has nearly most of what's left.

Through the years, tensions simmered among individuals a pair of wings regarding Mormonism. He peered into a hat, to close out exterior light, and also "read aloud the particular English phrases which appeared about the instrument."

"As any son through the 1820s, Joseph Smith, like other people throughout his day, utilized any seer stone to appear with regard to lost objects as well as buried treasure," the particular essay said. Cowdery then painstakingly copied the actual original manuscript for your printer to emerge type. "These efforts possess served for you to unite us."

Begun by simply Mormon scholar Royal Skousen throughout 1988, your woman said, "it's been a long, long journey towards the finish line."

Community regarding Christ minister and also Seventy Robin Linkhart, who was simply from what is the news conference, praised the girl Utah colleagues pertaining to their particular part within the joint project.

Both he along with Richard E. "As Joseph grew to know his prophetic calling, he learned that he can use this stone for that higher purpose associated with translating scripture."



Smith additionally employed 2 bound stones -- known since the Urim and Thummim -- as "interpreters."

The two-volume work, Linkhart said, "truly is surely an exceptional contribution for the study of LDS background and culture, representing decades involving research."

He dictated the actual narrative to various scribes, including schoolteacher Oliver Cowdery, who took down the LDS leader's words in longhand. But, in the particular course of days gone by handful of decades, historians have got built scholarly bridges between your Neighborhood involving Christ and the much-larger, Utah-based Church associated with Jesus Christ associated with Latter-day Saints.

community regarding Christ officials are already "careful stewards in the manuscript," Snow mentioned Tuesday. Turley, Jr, assistant LDS historian, said physical objects "help us connect towards the past, ensure it is much more realistic, more tangible."


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