Moldovan journalist told she is a threat to the Russian state

first_img RSF_en to go further News News Help by sharing this information The Russian authorities have finally given Natalia Morar, a Moldovan journalist employed in Moscow by the Moscow-based The New Times weekly, a formal explanation for her expulsion a month ago. On 17 January, the Russian consul in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau, Gennadi Birukov, gave her a document with the embassy letterhead notifying her that she is banned from entering the country under article 27, subsection 1, of a 1996 law concerning movements in and out of Russia. It says foreigners can be denied entry to preserve national defence, state security, public order or public health.But Morar still does not know who took this decision or what she is supposed to have done that poses a threat to the security of the Russian state or its population.When Morar returned to Moscow from a press trip to Israel on 17 December, she was told by a passport control officer that she was banned from entering Russia on the orders of the FSB security service, and she was put on the next flight to Chisinau. News Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belarus “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says January 21, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Moldovan journalist told she is a threat to the Russian state Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown BelarusEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” BelarusEurope – Central Asia Read Reporters Without Borders first article about Natalia Morar Читать статью Н. Морарьи на русском языкеRead Natalia Morar article “The Kremlin slush fund”, in Russian News May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Flood emergency triggers crackdown on journalists in Iran

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms ImprisonedInternetCitizen-journalists “The Iranian authorities continue to persecute journalists, even during an emergency of this scale when media coverage is essential for the affected population,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran desk. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the latest crackdown on the media in Iran, in which around 30 journalists and citizen-journalists have been summoned, questioned or arrested in the past few weeks. Professional journalists, who are constantly exposed to harassment, have done their best to cover the crisis and some have accused the authorities of not being prepared for an emergency of this scale. Several reporters have been hounded by militias and Revolutionary Guards, and in some cases summoned for questioning, especially in Khuzestan province. Receive email alerts RSF_en The crackdown has above all been prompted by online criticism of the slow pace with which the authorities have responded to massive flooding in around 25 provinces since 22 March. At least 76 people have died in this “unprecedented phenomenon,” according to the government. Organisation Help by sharing this information Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Follow the news on Iran IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms ImprisonedInternetCitizen-journalists After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Intelligence operatives arrested Mohamad Reza Nasab Abdolahi, the editor of the Anar Press and Aban Press websites, on a street in the city of Anar on 21 April and searched his homes, confiscating his mobile phone and other personal items. His family do not know where or why he is being held. When Abdolahi was previously arrested in February 2005, he was sentenced to six months in prison and a fine of 1 million rials. The FTA (Iran’s cyber-police) announced on 13 April that 24 people had been arrested in the southern province of Khuzestan for “posting rumours and false information in order to confuse public opinion.” April 29, 2019 Flood emergency triggers crackdown on journalists in Iran News News to go further News June 9, 2021 Find out more News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists March 18, 2021 Find out more Social networks have often been the only source of information for flood victims, but prosecutor-general Mohammad Jafar Montazeri announced on 28 March that “any posts on this subject will be regarded as attack on national security.” Iran is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Court releases blogger who criticised king

first_img Organisation to go further Receive email alerts RSF_en الإفراج المؤقت عن المدوّن محمد الراجي News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders hails today’s decision by an Agadir court to provisionally release blogger Mohamed Erraji pending the outcome of his appeal against the two-year prison sentence he received on 8 September for criticising the king in an online article. Erraji had been held in Inzegane prison, near Agadir.“We are relieved by Erraji’s provisional release,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Moroccan judicial system must now hear his appeal in a proper manner. We hope the outcome will be fair. Erraji is not guilty of insulting the king. We hope the court will not uphold the prison sentence.”Erraji’s lawyer files the request for a provisional release two days ago. He told Reporters Without Borders: “His trial was conducted badly. The police, the prosecutors and the local authorities imprisoned Mohamed Erraji in order to dispose of the case. His provisional release is the result of strong pressure. The decision came from a very high level.”The two-year prison sentence and a fine of 5,000 dirhams (430 euros) were imposed on Erraji at the end of a summary trial on 8 September. He was found guilty of “disrespect for the king” under article 41 of the Moroccan press law. A court will begin hearing his appeal on 16 September.————09.09 – Blogger gets two years in prison for online article critical of kingReporters Without Borders condemns the two-year prison sentence and fine of 5,000 dirhams (430 euros) which a court in the southern city of Agadir passed yesterday on blogger Mohamed Erraji for an article criticising King Mohammed that he wrote for the Moroccan news website Hespress (hespress.com). Arrested on 4 September, Erraji is being held in Inzegane prison, near Agadir. Reporters Without Borders voices its support for his family, which has decided to appeal.“This decision is unfair,” the press freedom organisation said. “Erraji was given a summary trial for which he had no time to find a lawyer and was unable to defend himself. He is the first Moroccan blogger to be tried and convicted for an article posted online. This verdict is worthy of the most totalitarian states. We call for his release.”Aged 32, Erraji was convicted of “disrespect for the king” under article 41 of the Moroccan press law for writing an article entitled “King encourages dependency on handouts” that criticised Mohammed VI’s custom of granting favours (http://hespress.com/article-erraji.html). Erraji is Hespress’s Agadir correspondent and writes regularly for the site. He has also kept a blog called “Mohamed Erraji’s world” (http://almassae.maktoobblog.com/) since March 2007 in which he writes about political and social issues.He does not belong to any political party and has never taken part in a demonstration. He does not use a pseudonym and always posts his blog entries and web articles under his own name.“The Moroccan blogosphere is known for being dynamic, so this is big step backwards for the kingdom,” Reporters Without Borders added. “First Fouad Mourtada was convicted for creating a spoof profile on the social networking website Facebook. Now the authorities are using Erraji as an example to discourage bloggers from criticising the king online. It is outrageous.”Read an English translation of the articleSign the petition and call for his releaseSend him a support e-mail at [email protected] Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists April 28, 2021 Find out more News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saycenter_img RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News April 15, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders hails today’s decision by an Agadir court to provisionally release blogger Mohamed Erraji pending the outcome of his appeal against the two-year prison sentence he received on 8 September for criticising the king in an online article that he wrote for the Moroccan news website Hespress (hespress.com). September 11, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court releases blogger who criticised king Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Newslast_img read more

Eight state media journalists still held in police-run “Agip” centre in Asmara

first_img Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? November 30, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Eight state media journalists still held in police-run “Agip” centre in Asmara to go further Follow the news on Eritrea EritreaAfrica RSF_en January 13, 2021 Find out more EritreaAfrica RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision Help by sharing this information News Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case Reporters Without Borders today disputed Eritrean information minister Ali Abdu’s claim that nine journalists arrested on 12 November have been released, insisting that only one of the nine has been freed and the other eight are still being held. The journalist who was released is Simon Zewde (previously identified as “Simon”), who works for the state television station Eri-TV.The press freedom organisation also condemned Sudanese complicity in Eritrea’s press freedom violations, which led to the arbitrary closure in early November of the Eritrean radio station Al-Sharq, which had been broadcasting news in Tigrinya to western Eritrea from the Sudanese capital of Khartoum and the eastern town of Khasm al-Girbah for nine hours a day for the past year.The closure of Al-Sharq is the result of a rapprochement between Asmara and Khartoum after Eritrea played a key role in the signing of an according with the Sudanese rebel movement operating in the eastern part of the country. On 3 November, Sudan and Eritrea signed an accord under which Sudan will supply its neighbour with oil and cross-border trade is reestablished.Reporters Without Borders has been able to obtain that exact names and details of all of the detained state media journalists. Some of this information was missing when the organisation first reported their arrests.The eight journalists still being held are Ahmed “Bahja” Idris of Eri-TV, presenter Senait Tesfay of Eri-TV’s Tigrinya-language service, Paulos Kidane of Eri-TV’s Amharic-language service and Radio Dimtsi Hafash (Voice of the Broad Masses), Daniel Mussie of Radio Dimtsi Hafash’s Oromo-language service, Temesghen Abay of Radio Dimtsi Hafash’s Tigrinya-language service, Yemane Haile of the Eritrean News Agency (ENA), presenter Fathia Khaled of Eri-TV’s Arabic-language service and Amir Ibrahim of Eri-TV’s Arabic-language service.Contrary to the information initially received by Reporters Without Borders, these journalists are being held in the capital, Asmara, in a police-run complex that is called “Agip” because the Italian oil company of that name used to have installations there.Located behind the “Capitol” cinema and opposite the presidential palace, this complex is “where the police take detainees to torture them before transferring them to their final destination,” a former detainee told Reporters Without Borders. The detained journalists are reportedly in the charge of Col. Simon Gebredinghel and Lt. Col. Tekhelesghi Estifanos.Asked about the arrests by Agence France-Presse on 23 November, the information minister replied: “It was a routine matter and they have been released.” Presidential spokesperson Yemane Gebremeskel told the Associated Press on 24 November he was not aware of the arrests.To see “Agip”, download Google Earth location April 14, 2021 Find out more Reports Receive email alerts News News Organisation Reporters Without Borders today disputed Eritrean information minister Ali Abdu’s claim that nine journalists arrested on 12 November have been released, insisting that only one of the nine has been freed and the other eight are still being held. The press freedom organisation also condemned Sudanese complicity in Eritrea’s press freedom violations, which led to the arbitrary closure in early November of the Eritrean radio station Al-Sharq. October 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Two of the three journalists jailed for “libelling Islam’s prophet and disparaging the dignity of the State” released

first_img Two of the three journalists of the weekly Al-Hilal sentenced to prison for “libelling Islam’s prophet” have been granted substitution sentences. Roman Haddad and Nasser Qamash have been released by paying respectively 60 and 120 Jordanian dinar fines (90 and 180 dollars). The writer of the article in question, Muhannad Mbeidin, sentenced to six months prison, remains in jail since the penal code does not allow sentences over three months to be commuted——————————————————————————18.02.03 – In a letter sent to King Abdallah II of Jordan, Reporters Without Borders protested against the sentencing on 17 February 2003 of three journalists to prison terms ranging from two to six months for “libelling Islam’s prophet and disparaging the dignity of the State”. The organisation has called for the three Al-Hilal journalists to be pardoned and rehabilitated, the newspaper to be reopened and the penal proceedings before the State Security Court for press crimes to be cancelled.”This verdict is of disproportionate severity in view of the facts and tarnishes the image of the Jordanian kingdom”, emphasised Robert Ménard, secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders. “The amendments to the penal code of 2001 have considerably lessened press freedom in the country and, for the first time, a publication has been shut on the basis of these iniquitous laws. Lastly, it is inadmissible that press crimes be judged before a military court where judgments are irrevocable.”The article in question, entitled “Aisha in the Prophet’s home”, appeared in the weekly Al-Hilal on 14 January 2003, discussing Prophet Mohammed’s sexual relations. Its author, Muhannad Mbeidin, was sentenced to six months prison. Al-Hilal’s Managing Editor, Roman Haddad, and Chief Editor, Nasser Qamash, were respectively sentenced to two and three months prison terms. The military judge also sentenced the weekly to a two months closure period starting 16 January 2003, the date of its confiscation. The three journalists pleaded innocent but have been jailed since 16 January 2003 at Jweideh prison. February 19, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two of the three journalists jailed for “libelling Islam’s prophet and disparaging the dignity of the State” released JordanMiddle East – North Africa Organisation JordanMiddle East – North Africa 19.02.03 – Roman Haddad and Nasser Qamash have been granted substitution sentences. The writer of the article in question, Muhannad Mbeidin, remains in jail. Reporters Without Borders has asked King Abdallah II of Jordan to pardon the three journalists of the weekly Al-Hilal, sentenced to prison terms ranging from two to six months for “libeling Islam’s prophet and disparaging the dignity of the State'” and to allow the newspaper to reopen. News News to go further April 14, 2020 Find out more Two Jordanian TV journalists arrested after broadcasting criticism of lockdown Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives News RSF_en August 12, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Jordan bans coverage of teachers’ protests June 15, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Jordanlast_img read more

Mattar Ibrahim Mattar arrested

first_imgNews Organisation May 2, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mattar Ibrahim Mattar arrested RSF_en center_img Mattar Ibrahim Mattar, a parliamentary representative of the Al-Wefaq party who often talked to the international media about the current repression in Bahrain, was arrested one day after giving an interview to Al-Jazeera in which he said there was a danger that opposition leaders could be arrested. He was brought before a military court without prior notification on 12 June and was charged with openly calling for the government’s overthrow, spreading tendentious rumours and participating in illegal demonstrations. Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Council of Europe: regulating surveillance and protecting whistleblowers

first_imgNews RSF_en Receive email alerts Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Revelations about PRISM in the United States and the massive electronic surveillance practiced by the British agency known as GCHQ has placed surveillance practices at the heart of human rights defenders’ concerns. If adopted, it would emphasize the need to protect whistleblowers even when their revelations concern national security provisions including mass surveillance. It would also serve as a reminder of the obligation to protect human rights and democratic imperatives in general. The Committee would investigate the personal data sharing practices of the Council of Europe’s 47 members, which include France, Russia, Turkey and the United Kingdom. On the basis of the committee’s report, the proposed resolution could then be amended and eventually adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly. The proposed resolution submitted on 31 July builds on Recommendation 1916 of 2010 and Resolution 1729 of 2010 on protecting whistleblowers. June 7, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) supports the motion for a resolution regulating surveillance programmes and protecting whistleblowers that was tabled on 31 July by 23 members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe representing more than 10 countries and all political groups. According to a comparative survey of 10 European countries by Transparency International in 2009, many Council of Europe members have lagged far behind the more progressive legislation adopted in some countries, such as the UK’s 1998 Public Interest Disclosure Act. August 7, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Council of Europe: regulating surveillance and protecting whistleblowers Europe – Central Asia Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Help by sharing this information News Europe – Central Asia In a June 2013 report, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, highlighted the negative impact of surveillance on civil liberties, including the right to inform and be informed, freedom of expression and respect for privacy. to go further Organisation Related documents Совет Европы: регулировать мониторинг средств связи, защищать информаторовPDF – 226.03 KB News On 29 July, Reporters Without Borders became one of the many NGOs and civil society groups to sign the “International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance,” which urge national and international bodies to take up the issue and propose guidelines for regulating surveillance. Читать по-русски / Read in RussianTabled on the initiative of Pieter Omtzigt of the Group of the European People’s Party, the proposed resolution would call on member states to regulate and control surveillance and to pass legislative provisions at the national level to protect whistleblowers.The aim of the motion is to start an investigation under the authority of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, which has in the past demonstrated its ability to investigate important matters by shedding light on the CIA’s secret rendition flights and detention centres. News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Former editor of the daily Liberté sentenced to one year in prison

first_img News Organisation AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders condemned abusive use of the courts to silence independent journalists as the former editor of the daily Liberté, Farid Alilat was sentenced to one year in prison in his absence for defamation.Alilat was also fined 100,000 dinars (around 1,100 euros) by the public prosecutor at a court in Sidi-M’hamed, in Algiers. Cartoonist Ali Dilem was fined 50,000 dinars (about 560 euros), while Mustapha Hammush was acquittéd. Liberté was also fined 250,000 dinars (about 2 800 euros). “Algeria continues to use legal defamation procedures abusively to silence journalists who offend the government”, said Reporters Without Borders. “President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appears to suffer from boundless over-sensitivity. Thanks to him the courts are hearing press cases every Tuesday.” Follow the news on Algeria Reporters Without Borders condemned abusive use of the courts to silence independent journalists as the former editor of the daily Liberté, Farid Alilat was sentenced to one year in prison in his absence for defamation. “President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appears to suffer from boundless over-sensitivity. Thanks to him the courts are hearing press cases every Tuesday”, said the organization. May 25, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Former editor of the daily Liberté sentenced to one year in prison to go further AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa May 18, 2021 Find out more May 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information center_img News News “We strongly condemn this judicial harassment of journalists and the use of prison sentences in defamation cases. We are also closely watching all the other trials that are going on, because as long as the amendments to the criminal code relating to defamation are not lifted, Algeria will continue to put journalists behind bars.”Two of them – Mohammed Benshicu and Ahmed Benaoum – have already paid the price for this repressive policy in less than a year”, it added.Defence lawyer Khaled Burayu told Reporters Without Borders over the phone that “these decisions could however be described as lenient” and he wondered, “if the verdict could open the way to a new interpretation of press offences”. On 10 May the prosecutor had called for 12 months in prison and a fine of 50,000 dinars against all three journalists for a series of cartoons and a column in 2003 considered as “offences against the head of state”.The newspaper’s editor Salim Tamani, also said, “I hope that the Algerian justice system is beginning to take a different view of defamation and satirical cartoons.”Burayu had argued before the court that neither Dilem’s drawings which he described as “works of art drawn from the cartoonist’s daily life”, nor Mustapha Hammush’s column, which is a “commentary on daily events” could constitute an “offence” or “attack” on the president. The newspaper has said it will appeal.Other journalists sentenced to prison termsOn 17 May, editor of the daily Le Soir d’Algérie, Fuad Bughanem and the cartoonist Hakim Laâlam were sentenced by a court in Algiers to two months in prison and fined 250,000 dinars (about 2,800 euros) for defamation. The newspaper was also fined the same amount.Journalists on the daily Le Matin, Abla Sherif and Hassan Zerruky, were sentenced on 20 April to two months in prison, Yussef Rezzug and Yasmin Ferrukhi, to three months. The same day, Mohamed Benshicou, who was already served a two-year prison sentence handed down on 14 June 2004, was sentenced to five months in prison. His request for release on health grounds was refused. Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria Receive email alerts News Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections RSF_en Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Unprecedented campaign for the release of journalists Yu Huafeng and Li Minying

first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Organisation Related documents The appeal in ChinesePDF – 140.82 KB Reporters Without Border urged China’s justice system to allow an urgent appeal from more than 2,300 Chinese journalists to the Guangdong High Court in the south taking apart point by point the embezzlement charges against ex Nanfang Dushi Bao executives, Yu Huafeng (photo) and Li Minying for which they were sentenced respectively to eight and six years in prison. ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts June 30, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Unprecedented campaign for the release of journalists Yu Huafeng and Li Minying RSF_en Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prisoncenter_img to go further March 12, 2021 Find out more On 20 July, the high court in the southern province of Guangdong rejected the appeal lodged on behalf of Yu Huafeng, the former editor of the daily Nanfang Dushi Bao, arguing that “no new substantive evidence” had been presented. The appeal had been filed in November 2004 by Yu’s lawyer. The family reportedly chose not to refer the case to the central government. Meanwhile, the courts have yet to respond to the request made by Li Minying, another former Nanfang Dushi Bao executive._______________________________________________________________________30.06.2005Unprecedented campaign for the release of journalists Yu Huafeng and Li MinyingReporters Without Borders hailed an unprecedented campaign by 2,356 Chinese journalists who signed a petition for the release of colleagues Yu Huafeng and Li Minying, managers of the daily Nanfang Dushi Bao, unfairly imprisoned for more than a year in Guangzhou, southern China.”After the release of Cheng Yizhong, we all hoped that his colleagues would also be freed,” the organisation said. “But the authorities in Guangdong Province insist on keeping in detention two executives of one of China’s most liberal and respected dailies. The High Court in Guangdong must hear this urgent appeal from the families and colleagues of Yu Huafeng and Li Minying, imprisoned through a conspiracy based on false accusations of embezzlement.”More than 2,300 Chinese journalist signed the appeal to the Guangdong High Court taking apart point by point the charges of misappropriation of funds that led to the imprisonment of Yu and Li respectively to eight and six years in prison.The petitioners stated that all their colleagues had done was to award bonuses to some staff following a strong boost to Nanfang Dushi Bao’s advertising revenue. Numerous accounts pointed to the fact that the officials trumped up the charges to punish the managers of this liberal daily for a series of investigative reports on Sars and the death of a young graphic artist, Sun Zhigang, who was beaten to death in a police station.The appeal letter starts: “We are journalists on Nanfang Dushi Bao (Southern Metropolis News), Xinjing Bao (Beijing News), Di Yi Cai Jing Ribao (First Financial Daily), Xin Wen Wan Bao (Evening News), Shanghai Qingnian Bao (Shanghai Youth Daily), of Sina.com and Sohu.com. We are former colleagues of Yu Huafeng and Li Minying, two of the main accused in the Nanfang Dushi Bao case. We are sending this letter on the basis of the following facts and opinions: We think that an injustice has been committed and that Yu Huafeng and Li Minying are innocent (…) We firmly believe that it is only a matter of time before justice is restored. And we think the sooner the better.”This open letter has been posted on the Internet while the families and two press bosses are still waiting for a reply from Guangdong High Court to their requests for release. Yu’s lawyer told Reporters Without Borders that he had lodged the application for his client on 12 November 2004, but there had been no reply from the court. The family of Li Minying made a similar application in January 2005, but have also received no response.Both journalists are in Panyu Prison in Guangzhou. Their families say they are being well treated. They can talk to one another regularly and phone their relatives.Unesco in April 2005 awarded its Guillermo Cano press freedom prize to Nanfang Dushi Bao editor Cheng Yizhong, who was implicated in the same case as Yu Huafeng and Li Minying. In his thank you speech, the renowned Chinese journalist, who was prevented from personally attending the award ceremony in Senegal, called for the release of his two colleagues. June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific News News Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

First Church of the Nazarene Widows and Widowers’ Valentine’s Day Luncheon

first_img Business News Community News Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pastor Scott, Executive Pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene and Debbie Daniels invite all widows and widowers to a Valentine’s Day Luncheon on Thursday, February 14, at noon in Gilmore Hall. Save the date for when the pastoral staff hosts this special time. Please call Heather Rickert for a reservation by February 6 at (626) 351-2410. There is no charge for the luncheon, but reservations are important.First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 East Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 351-9631 or visit www.paznaz.org. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Faith & Religion Events First Church of the Nazarene Widows and Widowers’ Valentine’s Day Luncheon Article and Photo courtesy of the FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 5:28 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more