a >> this is al jazeera. >> hello welcome to the newshour. i'm folly bah thibault. in doha. journalists in the al jazeera newsroom and around the world stand in solidarity with our jailed al jazeera being colleagues. this hour eight people die on a blazing ferry off the coast of italy. and greece heads for a snap
election that could put the far left into power. from london, to sydney, to san franciscan journalists around the world have stopped work and called on egypt's government to set our colleagues free. it was a year ago today that peter greste, mohamed fahmy and baher mohamed were arrested and imprisoned. andrew simmons has their story. >> reporter: al jazeera's doha news center marking an anniversary the staff here and in the rest of the world find hard to absorb. it is now one year since a phone call to the news desk reporting the arrest three of the network's journalists in cairo. then 12 months behind bars. for just doing their job. right across the world there were newsroom vigils and protests outside egyptian
embassies. a trial in cairo had failed ocome one any evidence to incriminate the staff or associate them with what egypt described as terrorists. all the charges against correspondent peter greste, bureau chief mohamed fahmy and producer baher mohamed were false. baher's wife spiking from her home in egypt impressed her desperation. >> translator: my life is wrecked and so are the lieftion lives of our children. the head of the family has been in prison for a year for no justification or crime. >> peter greste's parents have spent christmas day in egypt getting an hour and a half to visit our their son. >> he is truly amazing the way he has been able to draw upon his reserves of resilience and strength. and in fact, inspire us all to carry on. because as we all know, this has been a very, very be being won
struggle. >> other media organizations helping in the campaign. >> i think a lot of journalists and a lot of people, and we are just people as journalists have been appalled at the structure of three people, three men simply doing their job in a diligence and professional fashion who ended up in prison. we hope for maybe a few days, few weeks and now today it's a whole year. >> it's been a year that's seen protests spread around the world. the #freeajstaff went viral. world leaders including the u.s. president added their voices. >> we've been clear both publicly and privately that they should be released. >> al jazeera has maintained its public campaign. >> al jazeera is a media institution. the -- we work with -- in so many different places and we should be taken as a professional media institution not as a part of any political
or ideologic or any other establishment. >> reporter: egypt's president abdel fattah al-sisi insisted it was an issue for the courts. their appeals process is due to start this week. what's been going on behind the scenes is less clear. but president i.s. has suggested he would have preferred the have the journalists deported. perhaps a sign that he was aware of the damage this case was doing to egypt's reputation. but as 2014 comes to an end, al jazeera's team remains in jail, having committed no crimes. andrew simmons, al jazeera. >> while the social media campaign to free our colleagues has reached around the world the one year rk ordeal last played
out online. >> whilst we prefer the have them outside this is #freeajstaff hashtag sort of afternoon during europe, mortgage in the united states and evening through asia and asia pacific. there's good strength particularly through europe, london and the netherlands were strong and africa, that is where peter greste was based based in nairobi before he was arrested. how does that actually translate into numbers? if we look at the graph this is 3:30 p.m. doha time. 12:30 london time, just after a big protest had started outside the egyptian embassy. 317 tweets per minute with the #freeajstaff hashtag in it. the average was three every 9 and a half minutes. what kind of tweet are we talk ugh about? i could bring you any number of
them but as far as how global it's been, in turkey, be istanbul in sarajevo, stood in our studio in solidarity with our journalists there. the protests in the necialsdz. netherlands the one organized by amnesty international. and the one outside the embassy in london, as you can see al jazeera staff, familiar faces and someone dressed up in a mask of president abdel fattah al-sisi, from egypt. even nice little touches like this, i thought. where there is no hope it is incumbent upon us to invint invent it. and on a child's etch asketch #freeajstaff. it just takes you back right over the whole process from january of this year right through to now. one year later.
the events that have shaped the #freeajstaff campaign. we continue to campaign and hope that the last time this video is updated it will include the release of peter baher and mohamed. >> i'm now joined live from los angeles by the u.n. special reporter on freedom of expression, david kay. thank you so much for being on al jazeera. it's been one year and none of us here imagined it would be so long. what does the continued imprisonment of our colleagues say about egypt's attitude towards press freedom today? >> well, thank you for having me. no i agree with you that it's a real shame that we're sitting here a year later and still discussing the detention of the al jazeera journalists. you know, egypt has committed to human rights law under the international covenant on civil and political rights. it's one of the central treaties of human rights law. and in that treaty, egypt has
agreed to guarantee the freedom of expression of its citizens. and that includes the freedom to gather information and to share information. and i think that what we see here in the crack down on joirchlts,journalists, the detention of these three and the wider crack down on freedom of express is really quite worrying and -- of concern for the future of politicaller participation in egypt. >> as you say egypt is party to many of the international conventions including the freedom of expression. what can be done to ensure that they respect and adhere to these conventions that they signed up to? what sort of pressure can be applied internationally? >> well, i think that for one thing, friends of egypt need to continue to say it to the government. to encourage the government. to first release the al jazeera three, the three journalists who
have been detained for a year. and it's also incumbent upon those of us who are either in the caifers communities or activist community or associated with the united nations where we might have some influence to continue to say to egypt that its obligation under human rights law are very, very important, and really, that the openness to freedom of expression particularly the openness to the freedom of journalists to gather and share information, is critical to a democratic society. and it's critical to not only free society but a free and growing economy and really the crack down on being information in addition to the crack down on dissent, has a long term problem for not only egypt but for the rest of the region. because freedom of information is really essential to democratic societies.
>> right. in a letter from president david kay, peter writes that this whole imprisonment makes people aware of the work of journalists, the role that journalists play, that this is worth it, in a way if it's inspired debate. do you think that this has made the world more aware about the issue, and the need for press freedom today? be. >> well, i suppose that's one way of looking at it. if you're one of the three journalists or one of the other nine journalists who are detained in egypt i'm not sure that that's the way they would prefer to look at the situation. but i think that's true. that over the past year, with the degree of attention that's been put on egypt and also, other countries where press freedom is really under attack, not just press freedom but the freedom of individuals to their information is under attack,
that the activism around the three al jazeera journalists has helped to raise the profile of this issue. it has made it clear i think omany that journalist jowmple journalism is not a crime, that the sharing of information is the freedom of individuals, that to that extent i suppose there is something positive about the activism of the past year. but that does not quite go to the real issue here which is that journalists are being detained, there is a crack down on the freedom of information. there's a crack down on dissent. not only in egypt but around the world, and that freedom is really inimical and to freedom of expression. >> david kay, thank you so much for speaking to us. the special reporter on freedom
of expression. the flight of other journalists imprisoned around the world. joining us is femi o'kay the host of the stream show. >> it has been shown a light on other journalists around the world also in prison just for doing their job. now according to the committee to protect journalists, right now, as far as ye know there are 220 journalists around the world currently in prison. take a look at the top three countries for incarcerating journalists, mostly for ethnic issues. half of those are from eitherrity beth or from the weigur community. a third of the incarcerated journalists, that takes them just a little bit lower than
they were last year on this list and finally in eritrea 23 jowrnlts in jail,journalists np jail, don't know where they are. aring. >> if you break those stats down a little bit more you see this. more than half or 54% of those jailtdthosejailed are online journalists. 45 are being held with no charge at all. >> so many stories if you think about the over 200 journalists who are in prison right now. we wants to tell you some of their stories some of their campaigns acknowledge take a look at this. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
>> people from all are over the world have been using these hashts you justhashtags. here if you want to arrest her you have to arrest all of us. free jason, washington post journalist impriz imprisoned in iran. >> trying to do justice to all of those be hashtags out there trying to give everyone a moment today. south america, middle east, into europe as well. something like #freeajstaff. i also want to show you the twitter account of a very high user of that hashtag. this is alex thompson, chief
beings presenter, in the u.k alex whenever he can actually tweets out messages using #freeajstaff, this is him in the channel 4 news studio, this is him on peter greste's birthday. now we click over to being being #freeajstaff and then today again in channel 4's studio over in the u.k. now if you're watching this and you're thinking what can do i? how can i participate have a lookers backlook back here. sign the petition, #freeajstaff, a look at other stories. folly back to you. >> thank you femi. we'll see you ought 10:30 gmt. still ahead on this al jazeera news hour. jailed without trial dozens of syrian prisoners go on hunger
strike. plus, the number of ebola infections in west africa reaches a grim milestone. we'll get an update from world health organization. and robin will tell us what this boxer is doing oto help the victims of the peshawar school attack in pakistan. coming up. now a second day of searching has failed to find an airasia plane that went missing on sunday. the head of indonesia search team says the arabs a320 is probably at the bottom of the java sea. paul heidler has the latest. >> another anxious day of waiting for relatives of the people on the being airasia aircraft. surabaya where the plane took off with 160 people on board.
andrea's sister was on board. >> we hope that the team will find the plane immediately. >> reporter: but nothing has been found. no evidence pointing to what happened to the plane nor where it might be. just after first light more aircraft and more ships were sent to a nearly 200 kilometer stretch of the java sea. looking for any sign of the airplane. it is a bigger search area than sunday's with more countries involved, more ships more aircraft. australia has now joined malaysia and singapore in the operation headed by indonesia. >> translator: if the tarktd istargetis on land it is easier than on sea location. but our target suggests it's underwater so ouring is search
is undersea. >> studying the x rays taken here at terminal two of the luggage and the cargo before this airbus took off on sunday morning. they are also going to be looking at the maintenance records, and later today indonesia's vice president appeared, he's become the representative on this crisis. they're doing everything they can to find the plane. >> we cannot find, air france in the atlantic needed a few months. we hope as far as possible. >> also in the afternoon and indonesiaian air force official said an australian plane spotted something in the sea. but as with the missing malaysia plane, nothing led to the missing aircraft. yet every time it led to false
hope on those waiting for news of their families. scott heidler, al jazeera surabaya. >> for the u.k. department of tourism, live from london, thank you so much for being with us. so search area will be expanded starting tomorrow. and officials have said it's likely that the plane is at the bottom of the sea.so what will thing investigators be looking for to find this plane? >> they will be looking for any evidence of debris on the sea or possibly oil slicks which may have come up from the engines or the fuel. it rather depends on how the aircraft impacted the sea. if the aircraft broke up into small pieces because of some sort of structural failure or decompression at altitude, then the wreckage field would be extremely big. if it hit the sea intact it would disintegrate. but the wreckage would be a much
smaller area but it would still be very small pieces. >> now if it is at the bottom of the sea is there equipment on the plane inside the plane that could help the investigators locate it? ing if it's, you know, the transponders would the transponders still be working if it's at the bottom of the sea? >> the transponders which are attached to the flight recorders should be working. they are designed to continue working under water in order to locate them. and they are also designed to withstand massive impact. so there is a good chance that these items should still be at the bottom of the sea if that's where they are and they should be located i understand it's not too deep in that area. so that is certainly a possibility. >> you know, we've reached now end of the second day of search operation, david. and still no idea where this plane is. how is it that in this century of massive technology, an
airliner can hit the water and nobody know where it is, i'm thinking of malaysia flight mh370 that disappeared earlier there year and still can't be located. >> well, this is a really difficult thing to understand. because prior to the malaysian accident it was always felt it would be fairly easy to find something. because a lot of the contents, a lot of the interior furnishings of the aircraft are buoyant so they float. an airliner has a lot of stuff in it that float. that was a way of locating it. it didn't happen then. it's too early to say whether or not it will happen in this instance. that is something people will be look beinging for seat cushions are buoyant and will come to the surface. >> flight data recorders or black tbhoosms would be
black boxes that would be automatically ejected sending exact signals getting exact politicians he. why is this not on commercial airlines? >> one thing it would be much more complicated because in a military aircraft you're dealing with all sorts of fairly volatile things. you have an ejector seat for pilot to be ejected. to put things which are explosive anywhere in an airliner would be a completely different manner of doing it. would you have to have all sorts of safety precautions to make sure that these things didn't deproi had whendeploy when you didn't want them. up until now,ness it's always been possible to find the flight recorders. it's only this year since the malaysian disheant these sort of problems -- accident had a these sort of problems have arisen. >> david des joining us from our london studios. over 400 passengers have been successfully lifted from a
ferry that caught fire near the italian coast on sunday. eight people are known to have died in the incident. the body of one of the victims has been brought to the italian town of brendisi. simon mcgregor wood has more from the asia. >> to rescue the passengers of a ferry that caught fire off the italian coast has lasted more than aday. while the rescuers have been ferrying, once on board they are assessed by a doctor. >> translator: at the moment, situation is good. a doctor has been checking to see if some of the passengers need to be transported to the hospital, orp at the center we have established at the time cruise terminal. >> the fire is now under control and all the passengers are off the ferry. it is thought the vessel will be towed to an italian port when
the conditions allow. a number of the passengers were taken to the italian town of bari. it is known there have been a number of deaths. the italian navy tells us that given the appalling weather conditions and the amount of time passengers had to send supposed to the elements huddled together ton top decks of the stricken ferry it's a surprise there were more injuries or more fatalities. >> when the fire first broke out, the chaotic scene ton norman atlantic. and others said the life boats weren't work proper reply although it is not easy to determine the accuracy of these statements. simon mcgregor wood, al jazeera, bari. >> greece has to have snap elections that could have implications for the entire be
world. jonah hull joins frus athens. jonah what happened? >> it came down to a matter folly of just 12 votes between endorsing the country's president a largely ceremonial position and rejecting it. triggering on the constitution a snap general election held on the 25th of january. that election brings with it the possibility of trouble ahead both for greece and the wide erd euro zone. transition is a fine things, the presidential guard on patrol outside parliament insure things do not change. failed bid to have its candidate intorted has forced greece into snap elections. >> i strongly believe that the
pro-european forces and those force he who had been for the necessary structural changes in this countriness will country are will prevail. i'm very optimistic about this. >> the opinion polls where the far left opposition coalition serisa international debt commitments, the effect on the financial markets could be ruinous for greece pnl rks se se. >> serisa has agitated for this. if it comes to government in late january how will it fund raise if it's not receiving funds? these are vital questions they
have to answer in the next few weeks. >> triggers a national election that few of the politicians actually want. 58% of greeks in the latest poll are not interested in new national elections. some that i've spoken to say they simply don't trust that the politicians any more care what the greek people want or need. six years of recession rising unemployment. greeks are not sure what's happening. >> i believe that once again greek people will be led to make the wrong decisions. >> i think it is necessary to have elections because the situation here is tragic. people are desperate. something needs to change. be. >> reporter: and though tradition remains it is of comfort to few. well the very latest news i can tell you on this is the
international monetary fund in washington has announced it's suspending emergency aid to greece noting in its statement that the country doesn't need financing immediately but greece will begin the new year facing an end to formal bailout funding to the month of february with no guaranteed line of credit to follow i.t., at the time need to cobble together a -- it. it is going to be turbulent few months here with greece firmly back in the international spotlight. >> jonah thank you very much. that's jonah hull live for us in athens. there's much more ahead on the al jazeera newshour. today marks a year that our al jazeera colleagues have been imprisoned in egypt. and sony's controversial movie
>> you are watching the al jazeera newshour with me folly bah thibault. the airbus a320 disappeared after its pilot was denied permission to fly higher to avoid bad weather. the head of the search team says it is probably at the bottom of the java sea. all the surviving passengers have been taken on the ferry in the adriatic sea. campaigners around the world have helped protest in solidarity three al jazeera journalists imprisoned for more than a year. an appeal is said to be heard on thursday.
freedom of speech, representatives richard gebz gibson gigz. gegzgisbertcialg reports. gisbert reports. >> greste had a message journalists are no longer on the front lines, he said, we are the front lines. >> what peter is saying is reflective of the environment today in egypt and how the regime is dealing to any terms coming from media especially from international media. >> greste also says if you try understand the other side, in the government's point of view, you're committing an act of treason. and that means journalists have
become the front lines. >> reporter: presidents al i.s. came into office with the clear view of the egyptian media's job. >> he physically tells the journalists help egyptians other journalists are his people working under him to satisfy his message. that shows the mentality of president sisi as a military officer who thinks the whole country is working under his leadership. >> and prominent members of the media, sometimes reinforced his view with interest. when the al jazeera journalists were sentenced in june to jail terms between seven and ten years, relations between qatar which owns al jazeera and egypt were at a low point.
within a month however the story started shifting. president al i.s. se told journalists the trial had had negative consequences for egypt. two months muslim brotherhood. since then al jazeera's egyptian channel, al jazeera mubara mithra has been taken off the air, another irritant removed. by the last month the president was telling french journalists had he been in power when the journalists we arrested, there would be no court case, they would have simply been expelled. >> i can tell you this is under descrunt find a solution. >> and once again the egyptian media took their accuse from their president. ibrahim moussa, then declared one of the defendants mohamed fahmy is innocent after all. in two days, the appeal hearing is due to begin a new stage in a legal process dismissas
farcical by human rights and media rights groups. if the that appeal fails those following story will go back to what they've been doing for months now closely monitoring what is said about the case by the al-sisi government and the media. march with the president and echo his words. >> in iraq a suicide bomber has killed at least 21 pilgrims. the bomber blew himself up inside a tent offering drinks and food for shia visitors on way to a shrine in samarra for a being festival next week pep. group has been in control of parts of the city since january. dozens of inmates inside one of syria's prisons have gone on
hunger strike demandings to be released. most of them have been detained without charge since the start of the conflict. carla malone has more. there we don't want our food, we want our freedom say dozens of detainees protesting in what appears to be central prison of homs. this video comes from o.j. sources but be written similar messages on the walls some of the inmates have been here for years. that every piled.their untouched food rations in front of them. many of the 2000 detainees in this prison were arrested in 2011 when the syrian uprising began in holmes. >> there is an overwhelming sentiments of injustice around injustice and anger among the prisoners. they transfer directly from detention centers to prison, without knowing what sentence
they are expected to serve. >> homs city has a reputation as one of the worst in syria. al jazeera has heardful allegations of abuse and torture inside syrian prisons. a few months ago these women told us they were raped while in prison. one woman says four of her daughters were killed. and this man said he was tortured while he was in prison. calling four a change in leadership as part of the option movement. beings evidence presented to the u.n. earlier this year bought action 50 the council was vetoed by russia and china. in june the syrian government announced an amnesty program. the director of the homs prison has promised to take some of the prisoner cases to the military police. but these prisoners say they want to make sure they are all
heard, will go without food until they are all released. caroline malone, al jazeera. >> the number of ebola cases has passed 20,000. more than 8,000 have already died from the rks virus. joining us on the line from geneva is gregory hartzell. have we reached a peak of the epidemic or is the worst still yet to come. >> what the 20,000 cases don't show is what's happening week an week. that's actually more important than total cumulative number of cases. what we believe we are seeing or starting to see now is that the weekly number ever cases is tabling, ifers not indeed tapering over offer so that's good news, very good news. but it's way too early to be happy about anything. because there are still many,
many hot spots of activity in the three countries and we knew they were going to have to work very hard in the next year or however long it takes in order to extinguish every single last case because this outbreak will not be finished until we are down to zero. >> you say the number of cases new cases is stable for now. why is that? why are we not seeing them go downwards? is it a case of behaviors not changing. >> no. well we actually think that probably in liberia we think number of cases is going down. in sierra leone the cases in almost all the country are going down except in the western area. and in the western area as we know a new are foci of transmission has eresultsed. almost all the case in sierra
leone and the whole country are in the western area. that really is a hot spot that we're working hard to contain and as you might know we've sent teams in there proactively a couple of weeks ago to build ebola treatment centers and to do door door door to door case finding to stop the further transmission and augmentation of the cases in that area. >> we know a vaccine in the works. how long do you expect until it's available and do you think 2015 will be the year that ebola is eradicated? >> we cannot rely on vaccines. vaccines are a misnomer because we have no idea when an if a vaccine would be available and we don't want to think that a vaccine a a silver bullet. we must rely on bread and butter
public health measures will work, for example in lofa county in liberia in kenema or in kyrahoon in sierra leone we have seen cases go down to zero. that's what we need to do across the three countries. we can't predict how long that will take but we need a concerted effort until that gets to zero. >> thank you joining us from geneva. 24 people have been killed and eight others are missing following floods and mudslides in sri lanka. 160,000 people have fled their homes and thousands of hectares of crops have been destroyed. swrks reportreportingreporting from paulo navura.
>> affected by some of the worst floods seen in these parts. his paddy field destroyed. >> translator: i got into a lot of debt. taking loans to plant this peeled. but i don't know how i will pate back. there's not enough time to replants for this seasonal and i can't borrow money again. >> it is the same for others here in basu mala. the secretary of one farmers organization says over 400 acres belonging to members weation completely washtd out. in. >> this isn't our livelihood, we can't do anything else now with our crops destroyed we have to wait for next season. >> heavy rains caused many of the district's reservoirs to spill over and burst their banks with devastating consequences. paddy fields usually look like
this, growing into golden sheefs of paddy. but the is torrentsial rains have you turned into this. and it's not just paddy farmers. >> it's knot only paddy but even in the terms of vegetable everything has been destroyed. that is why prizes have been being beings hit hard. hit hard. . >> nad to all the problems caused by the floods farmers must also watch their backs for crocodiles which have been displaced 50 by the deluge. >> still ahead in sports you many liverpool takes an swansea in the english premier league.
streaming for years now so i think i.t. actually now has provided dches think it has actually provided some valuable data going forward. >> something reviews are quite negative, are they as bad as they make it sound? >> no, i didn't think so. i mean i think it has pros and cons. it has strengths and weaknesses. i think it's a little bit self-indull gents and sophomoric and the humor is really jill. it's about poop jokes and drug related humor but it is also very playful. and i think there are some wonderfully smart points that it makes about sort of media manipulation, both on the part of politicians where you see these relationships between james franco's character and kim jong-un who is by the way portrayed by ranlts park, randall
park, really good. then kind of in a more subtle way on the part of celebrities like rogan and franco. so i actually think it managed to make some pretty good points but it just goes off into that completely goofy direction. which is a matter of personal taste. i mean comedy is so subjective. so i think again for rogan and franco's core fans for whom this ways made it probably fulfilled its service although it might not be to my personal taste. >> i still think i want to see it. ann hornaday, from baltimore. thanks. time for all the sports, robin. >> thank you folly. brendan will meet up with some shall we say old friends when he meets up withing swan $sea in a little over an hour from now. as his current side rogers
insisting his team, currently 10th in the league while swansea are two places better are in 8th. >> document how difficult our field has been in the first part of the season. and you know, this is our performances haven't been to the level that we would want. but what we're looking forward odeveloping is a group and learning from the experiences and pushing off. >> just a day after his move from chemistry to ac milan, it is made plain that he will return to his boyhood club and he played at liverpool and chelsea on loan since august. according to the la ligue 1995, before graduating to the senior
squad in 2001 and in six years he has managed to score 82 goals in 214 appearances. british boxer being ahmed khan has visited the peshawar be school that was attacked, by taliban. nearly two weeks ago. khan's family hailed from peshawar donatea pair of boxing gloves that are worth many thousands. promised to launch a boxing academy in lah lahor. >> the children who died all we can do is lope for them, stop terrorism and with the help of the army and the people in pakistan we can stop it. >> is sundaysunlsunday you saw the
final play of the infinitesimal. win against cleveland and lope that the san diego team lost to kansas city ensuring a 20-10 victory for the ravens. with san diego losing, baltimore reached the postseason for the sixth time in seven seasons. the current super bowl champions, the seattle seahawks, off things six straight victories. let's have a look at the complete playoff picture in the afc, the qualified teams in order of seedings are new england, denver, led by peyton manning, pittsburgh and indianapolis cincinnati and baltimore are the wields wild
cards, green bay dallas and carolina, arizona and detroit and wild card teams. next up wild card weekend. nfc south winners carolina that is followed by the afc game wild cards, baltimore and pittsburgh, the next is the afc wild cards to indianapolis, while the nfc detroit takes on dallas. the washington redskins were thrashed 44-17 by dallas but already out of the playoff picture. meanwhile the problems are mounting for them off the field as well. >> save the name! >> around 100 people gathered near their home ground to protest the team's name. they're demanding that washington owner daniel schneider changes it because they say it is offensive to native americans. in the nba the phoenix suns extend their winning streak,ings
beings taking old age acknowledge 36-year-old kobe bryant lakers continued 116 points to 107. is a year ago today seven time formal 1 being driver michael schumacher german driver still fights a long recovery, according to hissing manager. knowledge she casts doubt on report in a french newspaper that schumacher was able to recognize those close to him. once again second round spoiled the party on the second test day watson west west indies.
before bad weathers once again stopped play. the tennis will resume final play with a deficit of 142 runs. are australia's contradictsers australia's cricketers, speerd them to 261 for 7 giving the hosts an overall lead of 326 runs heading into tuesday's play. while the indians have not won in 33 years highest successful run chase remains 332 for 7 whether england beat australia back in 1928. new zealand has completed their most successful year for cricket, chased 105 runs reempg the second and final test takes playing in wellington on