Reporter forced to flee her home after threats, shooting

first_img to go further ColombiaAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies September 5, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter forced to flee her home after threats, shooting News Reports May 13, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Colombia April 27, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img Organisation RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Help by sharing this information News October 21, 2020 Find out more RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Journalist Amalfi Rosales has fled the northeastern department of La Guajira after shots were fired at her home in Barrancas, one of the department’s towns, on 2 September.The correspondent of Radio Noticias Uno and the newspaper Al Día, Rosales has been getting threats for nearly a year. They culminated on 2 September when unidentified gunmen fired three shots at her house.Rosales filed an immediate complaint about the shooting and forensic investigators based in the neighbouring municipality of Fonseca told Reporters Without Borders that they are conducting an investigation. But Rosales already reported to the authorities two months ago that she is the target of constant threats. She said she continues to write articles despite the threats, but now she has had had to leave La Guajira to protect herself and her family.“The threats began in November 2013,” she said. “Once, an unidentified person showed me a gun and told me to shut up, to stop telling tales.”Of late, she has been covering political scandals involving La Guajira governor José María Ballesteros and the department’s former governor, Francisco “Kiko” Gómez, who has been jailed for alleged links with paramilitaries and his suspected involvement in three murders.The National Protection Unit (UNP) has been in touch with Rosales but has not as yet taken any measures to protect her.“We call on the UNP to act without delay to guarantee Rosales’ security,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “Her flight is just a temporary solution to the risks that she and her family are running. The authorities must conduct a thorough and independent investigation into the source of the threats that have been going on for so long.”Gonzalo Guillén, a journalist who receives UNP protection because he has repeatedly been threatened in the past, meanwhile fled into his fourth self-imposed exile this week because of renewed concern that he could be murdered. According to Guillén’s sources, former governor Gómez has provided more than 5 billion pesos to buy judges in Bogotá and to pay for the murders of Guillén, fellow journalists León Valencia and Ariel Ávila, and the parliamentarian Claudia López (a former journalist).Reporters Without Borders already warned that Gómez’s arrest would not suffice to end the threat he poses to journalists.Colombia is ranked 126th out of 180 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders index, released in February. ColombiaAmericas RSF_en last_img read more

Limerick Institute of Technology announce LIT Film & Media Showcase19

first_img TAGSawardcompetitioneducationfilmLimerick City and CountyNews TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Previous articleLocal photographer appeals for information on missing equipmentNext articleCity and Soul: ADAPT gives shelter in Limerick City Staff Reporter Linkedin Print Twitter WhatsApp NewsEducationEntertainmentFilmLimerick Institute of Technology announce LIT Film & Media Showcase19By Staff Reporter – April 8, 2019 1502 Email Creative Broadcast & Film Production students and staff at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) are pleased to announce details of the LIT Film & Media Showcase19 on Thursday, 11 April in the LIT Millennium Theatre.The daylong showcase, which is a visual celebration of short film screenings as well as film & music exhibitions, will see student’s present films ranging from fiction, documentary, and animation. This public showcase offers an exciting opportunity to view the latest work of emerging film makers working in Limerick today.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Showcase19 is generously supported by film & media production companies in Limerick who have come on board to celebrate the work of these talented filmmakers.Below are the list of the awards and supporting Film & Media Production companies:Art Direction – Selected & presented by Troy StudiosCinematography – Selected & presented by Crude MediaMotion Graphics & VFX – Selected & presented by Piquant MediaDocumentary – Selected & presented by The Limerick PostOriginal Sound Mix – Selected & presented Spin SWOriginal Script – Selected & presented by HearSay Festival (Heron Media)Richard Harris Award in Film Excellence – Selected & presented by Richard Harris International Film FestivalA number of events will run alongside the showcase including a presentation by Nigel Mercier on how to become a Film & TV Extra. Nigel’s company, “Set Extras” is the leading extras company in the West of Ireland. Providing extras since 2016 for TV Commercials, Music Videos, and local International Films. An award winning actor, Nigel will offer an overview of the extras casting process, what casting directors are looking for, and how you can get involved. For anyone interested in TV and Film production who would like to learn more about becoming an extra this is the event for you. have some of the most experienced casting directors working in Ireland today and a large database of people in the Limerick, Tipperary, Clare, and Kerry areas. To find out more, why not pop along.Location: Millennium TheatreTime: 1pm – 2pmBook your place at  center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Advertisementlast_img read more

Legacy of Bloody Sunday considered in BBC Radio 4 documentary

first_img Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford The legacy of Bloody Sunday will be considered on a BBC Radio 4 documentary to be broadcast tonight.Entitled “Drawing A Line Under the Troubles”, the documentary will hear a former member of the parachute regiment say he refused to answer any questions when he was recently interviewed by the PSNI.The soldier was arrested by PSNI officers as part of their investigation into the deaths of 13 people after soldiers opened fire on civil rights marchers in Derry on January 30th 1972. A 14th person died later.The former paratrooper, who was questioned at a police station in England, insists the three people he fired on that day were all armed, despite the findings of the Saville Inquiry.The Public Prosecution Service is currently considering a file from the PSNI and is expected to decide if former soldiers will be prosecuted for the killings on Bloody Sunday.Meanwhile, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is challenged about his previous support for an amnesty for soldiers, but he does say “No one would really want to see service personnel, who’ve served their country, being dragged through the courts.”When asked if soldiers should escape prosecution he said “we need to find a way to bring closure to events of the past.” WhatsApp Previous article32 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUHNext articleAidan Friel signs for Shelbourne News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ By News Highland – December 11, 2018 Legacy of Bloody Sunday considered in BBC Radio 4 documentarycenter_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterestlast_img read more

Pellegrini: Hart decision was tough

first_imgManchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini described his decision to stick with Joe Hart in goal for their 3-1 victory over Everton as “very difficult”. There were doubts over the 26-year-old’s position after he was culpable for two of Bayern Munich’s goals in City’s Champions League defeat on Wednesday. It is not the first time recently that Hart has made high-profile mistakes, and Pellegrini pointedly failed to confirm whether he would pick Hart for the clash with the Toffees in the build-up to the game. Press Association It was one of a number of decisions made by referee Jon Moss that Everton boss Roberto Martinez was not happy with. Everton appealed for a penalty in the first half when Lukaku felt he was pushed over by Matija Nastasic. James Milner, meanwhile, was perhaps a little fortunate to get away with a yellow card for a strong challenge on James McCarthy just before the break, although Martinez declined to say whether he thought it should have been red. The Spaniard said: “My overall disappointment is that the game wasn’t controlled at all by the referee. “There was an incident before we conceded the second goal where Seamus Coleman got involved with Alvaro Negredo, there was an argument. “There were three players out of the action and you need to see that as a referee and do something about it. “Then the penalty – if that’s a penalty, it’s going to be an impossible game. There’s contact but there’s no impeding. That should never be a penalty, and he didn’t have the consistency to give a penalty for Lukaku and Nastastic.” Pellegrini felt discussion of the referee’s performance was incidental to the result, saying: “I never talk about referees but I am sure the difference between Manchester City and Everton was not the referee. “They had just one chance to score. We scored three goals and we had four or five other chances.” The defeat was Martinez’s first in charge of Everton in the Premier League, and he rued City’s swift response after Lukaku had given the visitors the lead. “I thought we started really bright and we wanted to score the first goal,” said Martinez. “I thought it was important. We couldn’t keep the lead long enough. I thought those five or 10 minutes after scoring would have been very important to affect the rest of the performance. “Conceding was a little bit of a blow but still I saw it as a very open game, a fascinating game of football. From that point on I do feel the referee didn’t allow the two teams to compete eye to eye. “If you concede three goals it makes it very difficult to get a result at a place like this.” Roy Hodgson has assured Hart he will start in the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers, and the England boss watched on from the stands at the Etihad Stadium as questions were again asked of Hart. The City stopper got his hand to Romelu Lukaku’s shot in the 16th minute but could not keep it out. Pellegrini did not blame Hart, saying: “Always the responsibility for the goal is with the whole team.” But asked about his decision to choose Hart ahead of Costel Pantilimon, Pellegrini said: “It wasn’t a simple decision, it was a very difficult decision, but I think Joe needs the trust of all of us – of me, the other players and the fans. “Of course he feels he didn’t do well the last game, he feels that he was guilty, but it was more important that he reflected how strong his character is.” This time the goal did not prove costly as Alvaro Negredo equalised almost immediately and Sergio Aguero put City ahead just before half-time. The third arrived in the 69th minute, Tim Howard saving Aguero’s penalty only for the ball to rebound off a post and back in off the Everton keeper. The award of the spot-kick was a contentious moment, with Pablo Zabaleta going down under a challenge from Seamus Coleman. last_img read more