April 21, 2021 Find out more The motive for the protest was an article in Dawn about the London Bridge attack in the United Kingdom on 30 November in which three people were killed including the man who murdered the other two. Quoting the London Daily Telegraph, Dawn identified the killer as “a British citizen born in the UK and of Pakistani origin.” Dawn has been subjected to repeated acts of harassment by members of the ruling Pakistan Movement for Justice (PTI) ever since one of its former journalists, Cyril Almeida, wrote an exclusive article in 2016 about the links between civilians and military at the highest levels of the Pakistani state. Incitement to violence Organisation Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News This simple, widely verified piece of information was regarded by the protesters as an insult to Pakistan and, to judge by their chants, grounds for demanding that Dawn be banned outright. After more than three hours, and long negotiations, the newspaper’s management managed to get the crowd to disperse, but not without being threatened and warned. The police did not intervene. June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Pakistani authorities to issue a public and unequivocal condemnation of last night’s siege of the Islamabad headquarters of Pakistan’s oldest English-language daily, Dawn, by an angry crowd of demonstrators calling for it to be banned on completely spurious grounds. “This show of force, which was clearly orchestrated, constitutes yet another absolutely unacceptable act of intimidation towards Pakistan’s leading daily,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “The information we have obtained indicates that the federal government was, at the very least a passive accomplice if not the actual instigator of behaviour that is unacceptable in a democracy. We call on Prime Minister Imran Khan to publicly condemn these excesses, failing which he will be held personally responsible for this alarming press freedom violation.” PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence Violence RSF_en to go further Receive email alerts PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence Violence Help by sharing this information Fare from being spontaneous, the siege was the result of a series of ambiguous tweets by leading figures close to the ruling party and government. News News The entrance to the building that houses the newspaper and its sister TV channel, Dawn TV, was occupied by the protesters, who prevented anyone from entering or exiting, threatened any employees who tried to enter, and demanded written apologies for Dawn’s purported offence. Pakistan is ranked 142nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2010 World Press Freedom Index. News Follow the news on Pakistan A photo taken from the Dawn building by a member of the newspaper’s staff, who were trapped inside for three hours (photo: Pervez Banbhan – Dawn.com). Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists December 3, 2019 Pakistan: Pro-government activists besiege Dawn building in Islamabad Science and technology minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, for example, told Dawn in a tweet that he was “shocked on your cheap attempt to link a British terrorist to Pakistan,” while human rights minister Shireen Mazari tweeted that “Dawn has its own agenda.” The ambiguity of this phrase alone sufficed to elicit calls from thousands of trolls for Dawn to be attacked and ransacked. Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder January 28, 2021 Find out more
Share via Shortlink Message* Tags “At a time when people are struggling to put food on the table, it is crucial that affordable grocery options remain available,” Rosenthal wrote in her letter to Brodsky.Brooklyn Fare is renovating the space and expects to open the store this summer.“Lincoln Square is a great neighborhood for our expansion of the Brooklyn Fare brand, and the concept caters to shoppers at all price points which the area needs,” said Moe Issa, the owner of Brooklyn Fare. “We sell everyday items up to high-end niche cooking-related products. We are very confident Brooklyn Fare will be embraced.”Lee & Associates’ Brad Schwarz worked on the deal along with JP Sutro and Morris Dweck.Lincoln Square is in the midst of a major transformation, including the opening of GID Development Group’s Waterline Square luxury condo complex last year.Contact Akiko Matsuda Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Email Address* 75 West End Avenue (Photos via Brodsky, Wikipedia Commons)Brooklyn Fare is expanding its footprint into the Upper West Side.The grocer has signed a 25-year, 21,600-square-foot lease at the base of the Brodsky Organization’s rental building at 75 West End Avenue, within the Lincoln Square submarket. The asking rent for the space was $85 per square foot, according to Lee & Associates NYC, which brokered the deal.This is the fourth New York City location for Brooklyn Fare, which has existing stores in Hell’s Kitchen, the West Village and Downtown Brooklyn.Until recently, the space was occupied by a Western Beef supermarket. In response to the news of the grocer’s impending closing, Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal, who represents the area, asked the landlord in December to consider the needs of her constituents, including residents of NYCHA’s nearby Amsterdam Houses, West Side Rag reported.Read more“Safer than a bank”: South American family scoops up 8 units at GID’s Waterline SquareThese grocery stores saw the biggest drops in foot trafficOutdoor space seals deal in tough luxury market Brodsky OrganizationCommercial Real EstateRetail Real Estate
In continuation of the celebration of their 25th anniversary, The String Cheese Incident are gearing up for their annual three-night Red Rock Amphitheatre run in Morrison, CO, set to go down on July 19th, 20th, and 21st.Due to scheduling conflicts with The Rolling Stones‘ recent rescheduled tour, Karl Denson and his band The Greyboy Allstars will no longer able to support SCI on Friday, July 19th. Funk guitarist and frequent Vulpeck collaborator Cory Wong will take The Greyboy Allstars’ spot, marking his debut Red Rocks performance with his solo outfit.Vulfpeck Welcomes Cory Henry, The Fearless Flyers At Chilly Red Rocks Blowout [Photos/Video]As originally planned, on Saturday, SCI will team up with Keller Williams to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Keller’s 1999 Breathe album, which will be played in its entirety. On Sunday, the Del McCoury Band will open up the evening. Del recently celebrated his 80th birthday on February 1st, and SCI notes that they will “help Del ring in 80 years of bluegrass royalty”.Next up for The String Cheese Incident is a performance at DelFest on Friday, May 24th, followed by a three-night Memorial Day Weekend run at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NYFor a full list of The String Cheese Incident’s upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information, head to the band’s website.