News Help by sharing this information ColombiaAmericas Organisation Follow the news on Colombia Related documents SoundtrackZIP – 281.99 KB Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by the threatening phone call received on 13 July by Paul Bacares, a journalist with the public TV station Bogotá Canal Capital who is currently preparing a report on Colombia’s paramilitaries. The three-minute call, a recording of which can be heard online, consists of the sounds of automatic weapons fire against a musical background. RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia ColombiaAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Receive email alerts News to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more Reports May 13, 2021 Find out more “The paramilitaries, the most likely authors of this ‘warning,’ are still the biggest source of danger for Colombia’s journalists, often treating them as ‘military targets,’ Reporters Without Borders said. “Bacares must quickly be given protection that is appropriate to the nature of this threat. The authorities should also examine the security needs of his Canal Capital colleagues, who could be exposed to the same danger.”The report that Bacares is currently preparing is about the paramilitary presence in the central department of Boyacá. It highlights the ability of these armed groups to infiltrate the legal economy and their links to local politicians and other public figures. It is this aspect of the report that is undoubtedly the chief motive for the threat to Bacares.“If anything prevents his report from being broadcast, we will be ready to make it available on the censorship circumvention website that we plan to launch in the next few months,” Reporters Without Borders added. “We address the same offer to all other journalists who are prevented from working normally, including the indigenous community radio stations in Cauca department, where the population is currently caught in the crossfire between the regular army and guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).”Some other journalists are “targets” for the paramilitary groups, who also continue to terrorize human rights activists, labour organizers, civil society representatives and environmentalists. RSF_en October 21, 2020 Find out more July 16, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Warning” for Bogotá TV reporter doing story on paramilitaries News
SpainEurope – Central Asia February 20, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Explanation demanded for closure of Basque newspaper RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive to go further Follow the news on Spain Reporters Without Borders protested against the closure today of the Basque-language daily Euskaldunon Egunkaria and the arrest of 10 of its journalists and contributors on suspicion of “belonging to or working with the ETA terrorist organisation.””The necessary and legitimate fight against terrorism must respect the principle of press freedom, which is at the core of any democracy,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Spanish justice minister José-Maria Michavila.”It is hardly the moment to close a newspaper when the courts have not yet ruled on the charges against its arrested journalists. We ask you to explain your decision, which seems hasty in the absence of clear evidence to back up what they are accused of.”A national judge ordered the arrest of the paper’s senior staff, including publisher Martxelo Otamendi, and members of its board in Lezo, Bilbao, Andoain, Vitoria and Pamplona. Some branch offices were raided and material seized and those in Andoain, Pamplona and Bilbao were placed under seals.The Basque separatist daily Egin and the radio station Egin-Irratia were temporarily closed in July 1998 on the orders of Judge Baltasar Garzon as part of a crackdown on ETA funding sources. RSF_en News Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU SpainEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso News News Help by sharing this information December 2, 2020 Find out more
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Facebook 3% reduction in Live Register, but still over 21,000 signing on in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter By News Highland – April 5, 2012 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Previous articleMilford Inn goes into liquidationNext articleOver 2,000 needed for ‘Chain for Life’ between Falcarragh and Gortahork News Highland Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal There were 21,051 people on the Live Register in Donegal at the end of March, 216 down on February and 660 down on March 2011. That’s a year on year fall of 3%.The biggest year on year fall was registered in Killybegs, with 1,231 signing on, a fall of just over 9%.There were 4,528 signng on in Inishowen, down 8%, while a fall of just over 2% was rcorded in Letterkenny with 5,902 on the register.There were falls of just over 1% in Ballyshannon with 1,549, Donegal Town with 1,388 and Ballybofey with 2,660.There were 1,612 signing on in Dunfanaghy, practically unchanged.The only office to register an increase was Dungloe with 2,181 signing on, up 1% on March 2011. Newsx Adverts 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North
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DNY59/iStock(GREENVILLE, Miss.) — For the second time in about a month, hip-hop artists Jay-Z and Yo Gotti are financially backing a federal lawsuit against the Mississippi prison system, bringing the number of inmates complaining of being subjected to “barbaric” conditions to 181.The new lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Greenville, Mississippi, on behalf of 152 inmates, most of them serving time at the state’s largest and most notorious prison in Parchman.Since late December, at least 19 inmates have died in Mississippi’s four state-run prisons, including seven killed in homicides and three by suicide, officials said.Addressing conditions at the Parchman prison, the new lawsuit blames understaffing and poor funding for decades of problems.“As a result, prisoners endure abhorrent conditions, abuse and constant violence, inadequate health care and mental health care, and overuse of isolation,” the lawsuit states.“The conditions of confinement at Parchman are so barbaric, the deprivation of health and mental health care so extreme, and the defects in security so severe, that the people confined at Parchman live a miserable and hopeless existence confronted daily by imminent risk of substantial harm in violation of their rights under the U.S. Constitution,” the suit alleges.Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company and Yo Gotti also published a full-page ad in the New York Times directly addressed to Mississippi’s new governor Tate Reeves, saying, “this is now part of your legacy.”“We need to be blunt: the alarming humanitarian crisis currently overwhelming Parchman Prison is spiraling out of control. We’ve heard you talk about bold and immediate action; now we need to see results before more lives are destroyed. The situation is critical,” the ad reads.It goes on to mention the nearly two dozen “senseless deaths” in the prisons since Dec. 29, and the “countless injuries and untold cases of mental and physical terrorism inflicted on inmates.”“Given those tragedies, if you don’t act decisively, Parchman will soon be the site of a human catastrophe the likes of which the United States hasn’t see in a generation,” the ad reads. “If animals in the Jackson [Mississippi] Zoo were treated in such a way, you would immediately shutter it and launch an investigation.”Last month Jay-Z and Yo Gotti financially supported a similar lawsuit filed on behalf of 29 Mississippi prison inmates. The federal suit, filed on Jan. 16, alleges the prisoners’ “lives are in peril” and claims that recent deaths were a “direct result of Mississippi’s utter disregard for the people it has incarcerated and their constitutional rights.”In addition to the new lawsuit, Jay-Z’s company released a YouTube video containing footage inmates took with contraband cell phones showing conditions in Parchman, including prison cells with no working toilets or running water, and other cells with leaking roofs. The video also showed a prisoner beating and chasing another prisoner through a cellblock with no guards in sight.The video includes interviews with relatives of prisoners who have recently died in the penitentiaries, including the mother and sister of inmate A.D. “Buddy” Mills who, according to prison officials, died on Jan. 8 from natural causes at age of 42.Mills’ sister, Claudia Mills, said her brother suffered from diabetes and kidney failure. She said he died of renal failure.“He was in Parchman 25 days, sick, we not knowing if he was getting his medicine or anything, not knowing if he was getting the proper care,” Mills says in the video. “We know that he wasn’t. We’ve been sent some videos [of] people crying out to help him.”Janice Sherman said in the video that her nephew, Joshua Norman, 26, was found dead hanging in his cell at Parchman on Jan. 26, four days after she assured him in a phone conversation that officials were working to improve conditions at the prison, which she described as “the scariest place on Earth.”“That was pretty devastating,” she said of receiving the phone call that her nephew was dead. “It was my worst nightmare because it was never … just never expected it. I knew there were struggles. I knew there were issues but I never lost hope of the possibility that he’d be OK.”Alarmed by a string of murders, suicides and cellblock riots, the Department of Justice announced on Feb. 6 that it was launching a civil rights investigation of the Mississippi prison system.DOJ officials said the probe by the Civil Rights Division’s Special Litigation Section is focusing on “whether the Mississippi Department of Corrections adequately protects prisoners from physical harm at the hands of other prisoners at the four prisons, as well as whether there is adequate suicide prevention, including adequate mental health care and appropriate use of isolation at Parchman.”Besides Parchman, the DOJ is investigating conditions at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville, Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl and the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility in Woodville.The DOJ investigation was initiated about a month after 11 prisoner advocacy groups — including the American Civil Liberty Union of Mississippi, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP — sent the agency a 23-page letter asking the federal government to investigate the state’s prison system.“Mississippi is deliberately and systematically subjecting people in its care to a substantial risk of serious harm due to understaffing, in violation of the rights secured and protected by the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution, and it is no exaggeration to say lives will be lost absent of immediate intervention,” reads the letter, which was also signed by U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.Mississippi’s new governor, Tate Reeves, who took office on Jan. 14, has made fixing the prison system a major focus of his administration.One of the first things Reeves did as governor was visit the troubled prisons and announce a series “common sense” changes, including a crackdown on contraband cellphones, which, he said, have been used to coordinate violence throughout the prison system. He’s also started a process to weed out guards who are corrupt or have gang affiliations.He immediately deployed maintenance teams to Parchman to improve conditions he called “terrible.” In his first State of the State address, Reeves announced he had ordered the closing of the notorious Unit 29 at Parchman, where a deadly riot broke out in early January and thrust the crisis into the national spotlight. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
During recent cruises aboard RV Polarstern in the Antarctic Peninsula region, a new species of benthic octopodid was discovered whose generic affinities based on morphological characteristics were uncertain. Molecular sequence analysis of six mitochondrial and nuclear genes allows this species to be placed with confidence within the genus Pareledone. The species is described herein and morphological diagnostic characters are provided for its identification.
March 28, 2018 /Sports News – Local Former Utah State Football Players Perform Well at Pro Day Tags: Football/Pro Day/Utah State Aggies FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah – Utah State had 12 former football players work out in front of 28 National Football League (NFL) Scouts Wednesday morning during its annual Pro Day.In all, scouts from the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans and Washington Redskins were in attendance.Participating in this year’s Pro Day event were former Aggies Austin Albrecht, Wesley Bailey, Jaren Colston-Green, Jalen Davis, Damion Hobbs, Alex Huerta, LaJuan Hunt, Dallin Leavitt, Tonny Lindsey, Jr., Kent Myers, Emmett Odegard and Braelon Roberts.Pro Day began in the ICON Sports Performance Center, where players had their height, weight and wing span measured, followed by performance tests in the vertical jump and bench press.The remaining drills were performed in Utah State’s Stan Laub Indoor Practice Facility, where players were timed in the 40-yard dash, shuttle run and three-cone pro agility run, along with the broad jump and other on-field tests.Highlighting Wednesday’s action was Davis, who ran a 4.40 40-yard dash, while Roberts clocked in with a time of 4.50. Leavitt ran a 4.52, while Lindsey ran a 4.55 and Myers clocked in with a time of 4.56.Bailey had the best vertical jump during the day with a leap of 38 inches, while Davis jumped 36 inches, Leavitt jumped 34.5 inches and Lindsey measured out at 34 inches. In the broad jump, Bailey had the best mark with a jump of 10 feet, seven inches, while Leavitt recorded a jump of 10 feet, two inches and Davis jumped 10 feet.Leavitt recorded the top mark in the 225-pound bench press with 18 reps, while Huerta and Lindsey both had 16 reps.All times and marks listed above are unofficial.“Today went well and everybody came out here and tried to put their best foot forward and show the scouts what we all can do,” said Davis. “I thought I did pretty well. At the end of the day I just wanted to do the best I could do, whatever the numbers were.”Players will now wait for the NFL Draft, which will take place Thursday through Saturday, April 26-28, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Round one is onThursday, April 26. Rounds two and three will be on Friday, April 27, and rounds four through seven will be on Saturday, April 28.Fans can follow the Aggie football program at twitter.com/USUFootball or on Facebook at Utah State Football, as well as on Instagram atinstagram.com/USUFootball. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at Utah State University Athletics. Written by Robert Lovell