RSF sounds alarm on violence against media in Guatemala

first_img News Follow the news on Guatemala RSF_en Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! August 21, 2020 Find out more June 8, 2016 RSF sounds alarm on violence against media in Guatemala Based in the eastern city of Chiquimula and host of Chiquimula de Visión, a cultural programme he had presented for the past 27 years, Víctor Hugo Valdez Cardona was gunned down on a Chiquimula street by two helmeted individuals on a motorcycle. He was also a doctor. The local police have begun an investigation.Chiquimula Journalists’ Association president Gerson Rodas said Valdez had never received any threats and that his murder could be an “attempt to intimidate all of the media in Chiquimula department.”This year’s three other broadcast journalism victims were all radio presenters. No suspects have so far been identified and the motives have yet to be determined. The three victims were:- Roberto Salazar Barahona, 32, the manager of Estéreo Azúcar. Hitmen gunned him down on 17 March in Asunción Mita, in the southeastern department of Jutiapa (near the border with El Salvador).- Winston Leonardo Túnchez Cano, a Radio La Jefa presenter who was gunned down on 8 April in a grocery in the southern department of Escuintla.- Diego Salomón Esteban Gaspar, a presenter on Radio Sembrador, who was shot by three gunmen on 30 April in the northern city of Ixcán. Radio Sembrador’s director reported last year that the station was a frequent target of harassment.“How many more journalists will have to be murdered in Guatemala before the authorities start worrying about their protection,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk.“The justice system must identify and try those responsible for this violence and stop the flood of murders. And, as a matter of urgency, the authorities must ratify the creation of a national mechanism for the protection of journalists that has been discussed since November 2013. Guatemala’s journalists cannot continue to work in this climate of fear and self-censorship, which has silenced many media outlets.”Armed violence is unfortunately not the only form of intimidation to which media personnel are subjected in Guatemala. The prosecutor’s office for crimes against journalists said on 1 May that a total of 256 cases of threats, intimidation and aggressive behaviour towards journalists had been reported since January 2015.In a recent case, journalists with the weekly Contra Poder were the target of insults and threats on false Twitter accounts after it published a story on 22 April about fraudulent activity by former presidential candidate Manuel Baldizón. Contra Poder editor Luis Font and Asier Andrés, the article’s author, were both directly threatened on social networks.Grupo A, the company that owns Contra Poder, said such attacks and smear campaigns against its journalists have become routine since 2013. A complaint has been filed with the Office of the Human Rights Prosecutor and with the special rapporteur for freedom of expression at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).In a report published in March about the situation in Guatemala, the IACHR said journalists are finding it very hard to work properly, especially those who try to cover corruption and human rights. Intimidation of independent journalists and media outlets is restricting free speech, the report said.Guatemala is ranked 121st out of 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index that RSF published in April. GuatemalaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence January 7, 2021 Find out more Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years to go further Receive email alerts News Organisation Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders urges the Guatemalan authorities to move quickly to rein in the spiral of violence against journalists and provide them with lasting protection after local TV host Víctor Hugo Valdez Cardona yesterday became the fourth broadcast journalist to be killed this year in Guatemala. Guatemala: 51 Signatories Call For Authorities To Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Journalist Anastasia Mejía News News May 8, 2020 Find out more GuatemalaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence last_img read more

Disney Music and Magic with Youth Cabaret

first_img More Cool Stuff Business News 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Join First United Methodis Church on February 7 and 8 for a Night with Disney music and magic! Fun for the entireE family. Tickets are still available for $20 for youth and adults, $10 for children under 11, and $10 for the show only (no meal).Advertisements and Silent Auction gift donations are being collected now. For those who would like to make a donation to the Silent Auction or would like to buy ad space in the program, please contact Lydia In or Rev. Allison Mark.First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, 500 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, (626) 796-0157 or visit fumcpasadena.org. Community News 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. Top of the News Subscribe 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 center column 2 Disney Music and Magic with Youth Cabaret Article and Photo courtesy of FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | 3:10 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more