Press death toll reaches 83 as third anniversary of the start of the war approaches

first_imgNews News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders today condemned the murder of television reporter Monsef Al-Khalidi of Baghdad TV, who was shot dead at the wheel of his car by gunmen yesterday on the road from Baghdad to the northern city of Mosul. He was the 83rd journalist to be killed in Iraq since the start of the war in March 2003.“Journalists are continuing to pay the price for the appalling situation in Iraq three years after the start of the war,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We yet again call on the Iraqi authorities to carry out thorough investigations into these killings in order to quickly establish the circumstances.”The press freedom organization added: “Our thoughts go out to this reporter’s family and his employer. This is the third journalist that Baghdad TV has lost. The previous ones were reporter Maha Ibrahim in July 2005 and cameraman Mahmoud Zaal in January 2006.”In addition to the 83 journalists killed since the start of the war, a total of 38 journalists have been kidnapped. Five of them – four Iraqis and one Italian (Enzo Baldoni) – were killed by their abductors. The others were released safe and sound.US journalist Jill Carroll has been held hostage since 7 January. Two Iraqi reporters, Reem Zeid and Marwan Khazaal, have been held hostage since 1 February.The pan-Arab satellite TV station Al-Arabiya is the foreign news organisation that has sustained the highest losses in Iraq. Six of its journalists have been killed. The local TV station Al-Iraqiya is the hardest-hit Iraqi media, with 10 journalists killed. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News IraqMiddle East – North Africa March 9, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Press death toll reaches 83 as third anniversary of the start of the war approaches Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News Follow the news on Iraqcenter_img RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Organisation RSF_en February 15, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information to go further December 28, 2020 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Collingwood Announces New Managing Director

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Collingwood Announces New Managing Director Tagged with: The Collingwood Group Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] About Author: Brianna Gilpin Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Collingwood Announces New Managing Director Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Collingwood Group 2017-07-07 Brianna Gilpin July 7, 2017 1,409 Views center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Collingwood Group, a Washington, DC-based advisory firm led by the former head of FHA, recently announced along with its partners who have held senior leadership positions focused on housing policy and regulation in HUD, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac, that Justin Burch will be joining the company as Managing Director and head of the Federal Housing Practice.Prior to the announcement, Burch lead FHA’s quality assurance and counterparty risk management activities, including compliance evaluation of origination, underwriting, and servicing practices, lender examinations, and management of FHA’s Credit Watch Initiative. Recently deployed with the introduction of the new FHA Loan Review System, Burch also was a key stakeholder in the development and implementation of FHA’s Loan Quality Assessment Methodology.“Justin’s extensive experience as an integral part of FHA and Ginnie Mae, coupled with his unique insight and understanding of the operations and risk management and compliance strategy of both organizations, will offer our clients a unique perspective on many of the most pressing business issues in housing finance today,” said Brian O’Reilly, President of The Collingwood Group.Serving as a critical voice for FHA, Burch presented at numerous industry events and interacted with the lending community. He was active in broader federal housing policy discussions as a member of the Joint Federal Housing Agency working group composed of leadership from the CFPB, Ginnie Mae, FHFA, FHA, the VA Loan Guaranty Service, and Rural Development. Before FHA, Burch worked as a Senior Risk Analyst for Ginnie Mae where his responsibilities included issuer performance evaluations and monitoring of a $520 billion portfolio of mortgage-backed securities, and was principal architect behind the development of the Finnie Mae HMBS program, enabling reverse mortgage lenders the opportunity to securitize FHA Home Equity Conversion Mortgages.“I am excited to join such a progressive organization. The partnership between Collingwood and Situs presents a unique platform to explore growth opportunities in the commercial and residential real estate market. I look forward to joining the team,” said Burch. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Carrington Charitable Foundation Inaugural Gala Supports Veterans Next: Arch Capital Group Announces Acquisition of AIG United Guaranty Insurance The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more