Nuevo Diario reporter and her family threatened in polarized pre-election climate

first_img June 29, 2020 Find out more to go further NicaraguaAmericas August 12, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nuevo Diario reporter and her family threatened in polarized pre-election climate The Jinotega police recently arrested a 21-year-man (said to be a government supporter) on suspicion of being the source of the threats against González. But she said she continues to fear for her safety and suspects that the police will not carry out a full investigation.“The solidarity we express for González is due above all to the fact that she is a female reporter, working in isolation as a provincial correspondent and exposed to immediate physical danger,” Reporters Without Borders said. “She needs proper protection. We also think she is right to suspect that aspects of this case are not being explored because of the very sensitive nature of the story she was covering recently. The atmosphere prevailing in the run-up to the 6 November general elections is weighing heavily on El Nuevo Diario, whose staff received similar threats after covering cases of alleged corruption.”González thinks the “warnings” are linked to a series of articles she began writing in January about Gabriel José “Yajob” Garmendia, a former commander of the “Contra” guerrillas which the United States armed in the 1980s in order to combat the government established after the 1979 Sandinista revolution. Garmendia, who had said was willing to take up arms again against Daniel Ortega’s current government, was murdered in February in still unclear circumstances. Other former “contras,” now linked to the opposition, have accused members of the army’s special forces of carrying out the murder. Both the armed forces and the authorities in charge of the investigation have strongly denied this.El Nuevo Diario took care to report both versions. But the former contra’s family has accused the press of reporting only the official version and journalists from various media were physically attacked at Garmendia’s funeral.“This situation does not bode well, especially as the election campaign has barely begun,” Reporters Without Borders added. “We urge media executives and editors of all tendencies to act responsibly and to take care not to expose their reporters and correspondents in the field.” RSF_en News September 29, 2020 Find out more Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage NicaraguaAmericas Organisation RSF and PEN urge Nicaraguan legislators to reject “foreign agents” bill Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Gruesome death threats against Nicaraguan exile journalist News July 29, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Nicaragua Reporters Without Borders voices its support for Silvia González, the national daily El Nuevo Diario’s correspondent in the northern city of Jinotega, who gave a news conference on 5 August to denounce the repeated death threats to herself and her young children that she has received on her mobile phone. Backed by various groups including the Permanent Commission for Human Rights (CPDH) and the Nicaraguan Centre for Human Rights (CENIDH), González said she is no longer able to work normally because of the climate of terror now hanging over her.last_img read more

Five women presenters resign from Al Jazeera

first_imgNews QatarMiddle East – North Africa RSF denounces Malaysia’s harassment of Al Jazeera journalists RSF_en to go further Reporters Without Borders is disturbed to learn that five women journalists have resigned as presenters from the Qatar-based satellite TV station Al Jazeera as a result of a dispute with the management over various issues including their attire.“The dispute is a deep-seated one,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The religious dimension that has taken hold at Al Jazeera is the main reason for the decision by the five presenters to resign en masse.”Three of the departing presenters (Jumana Nammour, Lina Zahr Al-Deen and Jullinar Mousa) are Lebanese. One is Syrian (Luna Al-Shibil) and one is Tunisian (Nawfar Afli).According to the daily Al-Hayat, they resigned last week after complaining of repeated comments and criticism by a member of the management about their attire, which was considered insufficiently conservative.Al Jazeera’s management has refused to comment on the resignations but it insists that the station is not pro-Islamist and that it “covers the news in a balanced manner.”The station’s outspoken style of coverage has revolutionised the Arab world’s media since its launch in 1996. But it has been fiercely criticised in Washington, where it is accused of acting as the mouthpiece of extremist groups, and it has been banned in Iraq since 2004. January 23, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts June 2, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Five women presenters resign from Al Jazeera Help by sharing this information center_img Follow the news on Qatar Unacceptable call for Al Jazeera’s closure in Gulf crisis News QatarMiddle East – North Africa Change to “fake news” law poses new threat to Qatar’s journalists News August 7, 2020 Find out more June 28, 2017 Find out more Organisation last_img read more

Gold Coast agencies win at ‘Oscars’ of real estate industry

first_imgREIQ award winner Dane Atherton in action. Picture: Jerad WilliamsFORGET the Academy Awards — two Gold Coast real estate agencies have scooped glittering accolades in the Queensland real estate industry’s biggest night. More than 700 real estate professionals gathered at the Brisbane Royal International Convention Centre on Saturday night for the REIQ Awards for Excellence. Catherine Chillemi, Phil Chillemi, Dane Atherton and Kym Atherton at REIQ Awards 2018.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHarcourts Coastal beat seven finalists to take the top gong for ‘Large Residential Agency of the Year’.Managing director Dane Atherton said it was a “huge honour” to win the award, which was based on business performance, service to clients, marketing excellence and business development.“Our model of building a business that attracts and retains the best staff sets us apart from the rest,” Mr Atherton said.“To be acknowledged by our own industry’s governing body as the best agency in Queensland is a huge honour.”Meanwhile, Emily-Jane Megraw of LJ Hooker Nerang was awarded ‘Corporate Support Person of the Year’ at the black tie event. REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said finalists and winners demonstrated “enormous commitment”.“To achieve at this level requires enormous commitment, tireless work and incredible motivation and the finalists and winners here tonight have successfully demonstrated their ability to do that,” said REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella.The Awards also celebrated the REIQ’s centennial birthday, marking 100 years of shaping theQueensland real estate profession.last_img read more

Three from EHS named to All-State wrestling team

first_img EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Bio Latest Posts Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016center_img Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 ELLSWORTH — Three members of the Ellsworth High School wrestling squad were named to the Maine Sunday Telegram’s All-State wrestling team this weekend.Peyton Cole, Dagan Berenyi and coach J.F. Burns were included in the selection, deemed Maine’s best this season.Burns was named Coach of the Year for guiding Ellsworth to its first ever regional title as well as to the Eagles’ first Class B state championship in 33 years. Burns also coached five individual state champions: Cole (132), Jack Weeks (138), Berenyi (145), Connor Petros (152) and Trent Goodman (160).Cole, a 132-pound freshman, was the state champion and the all-state runner-up (injury default). Cole went 38-7 overall, including a win at New Englands.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBerenyi, a 145-pound junior, won his second straight state championship and was also an all-state champion, despite breaking his tibia with a minute remaining in the final against Class A champ Zak Richard of Massabesic. Berenyi finished the year 30-2.last_img read more

Florida prison inmates will make face masks for their correctional officers

first_imgThe Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) announced that Florida inmates will be making cloth face masks for correctional officers as the number of inmates with COVID-19 continues to go up.Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) and Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversified Enterprises (PRIDE) will be making cloth face masks using the CDC’s templates.“It’s critical we take all precautions necessary to minimize the potential risk to the inmate population and staff charged with their care and custody,” FDC Secretary Mark Inch said.The release says the masks will first be distributed to correctional officers, probation officers and staff in high-risk geographic areas of the state. After that the masks will go to institutions which have large at-risk inmate populations.Prisons are currently a hotspot for coronavirus infections due to the overcrowded living conditions.last_img read more