A fourth journalist gunned down without any government reaction to the slaughter

first_img Organisation News Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Honorio Herrera Villanueva and David Bravo Jerónimo supposedly planned the journalist’s murder because he drove down a one-way street and refused to back up to let their vehicle pass. Incensed, the two men allegedly paid a taxi driver to kill the journalist, according to the authorities.“It was a chance, casual occurrence,” according to the ministry. The family of Jorge Ochoa has said that a link between the killing and his work as a journalist should not be ruled out, although this has apparently been ignored by the investigation. In the second case, Jorge Rábago Valdez, a staffer on Radio-Rey and Reporteros en la Red, died in unexplained circumstances in Reynosa on 2 March 2010. According to the justice ministry for the state of Tamaulipas, he suffered a “fainting fit” and went into a “diabetic coma”. However his colleagues say he was “abducted” and was “tortured”, before he died.______01.02.2010 – Another journalist shot dead amid a wave of threats against media personnelA newspaper editor’s murder has brought the total of journalists killed in Mexico in the space of a month to three. Jorge Ochoa Martínez, the editor of the local daily El sol de la Costa and the weekly El Oportuno, was shot dead in Ayutla de los Libres, in the southern state of Guerrero, on 29 January. He was 55.According to the police, Ochoa was shot several times with 38 calibre firearm. The authorities have not so far suggested any motive but his family told Reporters Without Borders they did not rule out the possibility that he was killed in connection with his work. The press freedom organisation therefore urges the authority to actively explore this hypothesis.The family said it received several calls on the night of 29 January, including one from the police, saying Ochoa had been shot. One his sons told Reporters Without Borders: “I could not believe it. I thought it was a joke. I called my father several times but he did not pick up. Then I went to Ayutla and found his body.”Although Ochoa’s death confirms that Mexico continues to be the hemisphere’s most dangerous country for the media, the authorities are failing to respond adequately to a wave of threats against media personnel by presumed drug traffickers and, in some cases, by local officials.Juan Aparicio, the editor of El Observador, a magazine based in the southern state of Chiapas, was threatened by a member of the state’s border police, Pedro León Toro Peña, on 20 January while covering a raid on a house where a kidnapping had taken place.Armando Suárez, a reporter for Puerto Viejo, a magazine based in La Paz, in the northwestern state of Baja California, was threatened by Loreto mayor Yuan Yee Cunningham and was hit by local officials on 21 January.The torching of a car outside the studios of a radio station in Los Mochis, in the northwestern state of Sinaloa, on 27 January was accompanied by a message that read: “This will happen to journalists. They are going to be burned. With best wishes, La Mochomera.” A total of 61 journalists have been murdered since 2000 and nine others have gone missing since 2003 in Mexico, which was ranked 137th out of 175 countries in the 2009 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF_en Evaristo Pacheco Solís, a 33-year-old reporter employed by the weekly Visión Informativa, has become the fourth journalist – or possibly the fifth – to be murdered in Mexico since the start of the year.Solis’s body was found beside a road near Chilpancingo, the capital of the southern state of Guerrero, on 12 March. He had been shot several times with a 25 calibre firearm. Jorge Ochoa Martínez, the editor of the daily El Sol de la Costa, was shot dead in a similar fashion in Guerrero six weeks ago.The Special Federal Attorney’s Office for Combating Violence against the Media (FEADP) has not obtained any significant result since its creation in February 2006 and the federal offensive against drug trafficking launched by President Felipe Calderón the following December has made the situation even more untenable for the media.Gustavo Salas Chávez, the prosecutor who recently took over at the head of the FEADP, has not responded to Reporters Without Borders’ questions about the way it works and the resources at its disposal. March 15, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A fourth journalist gunned down without any government reaction to the slaughter May 5, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information MexicoAmericas Receive email alertscenter_img Reports MexicoAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more News News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Follow the news on Mexico NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say ________12.03.2010 – Two suspects arrested for journalist’s murder for unlikely reasonsBizarre explanations given by the Mexican justice system over the recent deaths of two journalists have done nothing to lift fears over impunity or remove the pressing need for protection for the press which is under very serious threat, Reporters Without Borders said.The Justice Ministry for the state of Guerrero yesterday publicly produced the two men suspected of ordering the murder of Jorge Ochoa Martínez, publisher and editor of the daily El Sol de la Costa and founder of the weekly El Oportuno, who was shot dead in Ayutla de los Libres, on 29 January 2010.last_img read more

All about dignity

first_imgEmail Print AS YOUNG women, the Magdalens were stripped of their freedom, their dignity and even their names. They lost parents, children, siblings. Many of them were barely past childhood and some were still children but they were forced to endure a punishing regime of hard physical labour, verbal and physical punishments that could only be described as abuse and many had no idea when, or if, this living hell would open and release them.The vast majority were paid nothing for their work. And the McAleese report has revealed that the state had a hand in condemning about one-quarter of these women to this fate.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up While they were incarcerated in the laundries, they learned plenty about how to remove filth from dirty linen and how to iron and mend. But they got no other education or training and girls as young as twelve left their schoolbooks behind them forever when the doors of the laundry closed behind them.Some spent all their lives in these grim places but those who got out no doubt found there was no reward waiting for women who had no skills that would earn them anything other than minimum pay, if that.Having endured all that, the majority of the survivors are now elderly and are again reliant on the state to pay them a pension, often non-contributory and barely enough to exist. Certainly, not an amount that will give them choices about how to spend their golden years.In contrast, the civil servants who had a hand in condemning them to the laundries and a subsequent lifetime of nightmare memories retired on gilt-edged pensions that are more than enough to pay for golf club memberships and sun-drenched holidays.Certainly, the Magdalene women need an apology. But before even more of them end their days without some comforts, they need to be promptly and properly compensated.Above: A tombstone memorial to Magdalene laundry workers from the Good Shepherd Convent in Limerick. NewsLocal NewsAll about dignityBy admin – February 7, 2013 402 Twitter Linkedincenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Previous articleFather on trial for sexual assault of family membersNext article“Opportunistic” Limerick woman alleges payoff for silence adminlast_img read more

Developments at Croom and St Itas

first_imgA NEW surgical centre and outpatient facility at Croom orthopaedic hospital along with an increase in the number of long-stay patient beds at St. Ita’s Hospital in Newcastlewest are among developments planned by the HSE in Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Confirmation that work is to proceed at both hospitals was welcomed this week by Limerick Fine Gael TD Patrick O’Donovan who said that this was as a result of discussions with the Department of Health and the HSE over many months.“Earlier this year, I organised a very productive meeting between Health Minister Leo Varadkar and representatives of the medical team in Croom. Before that, I facilitated a visit by the former Minister James Reilly to St. Ita’s where he met with the Hospital staff and representatives of the Friends of St. Ita’s.“Over the last number of months, I have met with the HSE in the Mid West on a number of occasions in relation to both hospitals to impress upon them the need for investment in the facilities and I am glad now to see that plans are being developed for both locations.”Deputy O’Donovan was told that the plans are at a very early stage “but I believe that the most important thing is that by working with the representatives and volunteers attached to both St. Ita’s and Croom, we have been able to get the HSE to see the value of prioritising the two hospitals for investment.“This initial phase of the process is probably the most important. Without a plan, money cannot be allocated from the HSE budget, so the fact that they have agreed to start this work and already have detailed proposals being put together is very positive.“The next steps will also be challenging where we have to fight for our share of the national HSE capital budget, but I am confident based on the commitment of the HSE locally that working together we can convince the HSE nationally to make these investments”, he added. Previous articleAmbulance crew shortages force stand-downsNext articleGardai arrest suspect in Newcastle West assault Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApp Facebook Print Advertisementcenter_img NewsCommunityDevelopments at Croom and St ItasBy Bernie English – August 25, 2015 1149 Linkedin Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Zaha enjoys mid-winter holiday with stunning girlfriend at Barbados

first_imgWilfried Zaha has made the most of his winter break with a Valentine’s trip to Barbados with his stunning girlfriend Paige Bannister. According to UK Sun report,  the 27-year-old Crystal Palace star took full advantage and whisked Paige away to the balmy Caribbean island. Wilf and Paige enjoyed a jetski ride in the sunshine The Ivory Coast international has been dating Bannister since 2016, when he was spotted with the former University of Westminster student outside her hall of residence in Wembley. And in the holiday snaps, the pair can be seen relaxing on the beach before zooming around on a jetski. They then chilled on a yacht in the glorious Caribbean sunshine. The winter break offered the perfect opportunity for a mid-season Barbados holiday Zaha happily shared pictures of his gorgeous girlfriend on his Instagram story. In one picture she can be seen posing for the camera on a sun lounger. While in another, the footballer poses for a selfie while shy Bannister covers her face. The stunning former student also used to date Zaha’s fellow Prem footballer Kortney Hause. Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanescenter_img But she went on to find true love with the Selhurst Park icon. The duo were photographed on the red carpet at the GQ Men of the Year awards back in September. But since then Zaha has cut off his trademark locks. Instead, the former Manchester United man now sports tightly cropped hair more reminiscent of his Old Trafford days. But she wasn’t so keen on having her picture taken around the table Read Also: Ighalo reveals who he will dedicate every goal scored at Man United Zaha, known best for his silky dribbling skills on the pitch, is also incredibly charitable off it. The generous star donates ten per cent of his Palace wages to help those less fortunate than him.Zaha, who will be back in action next Saturday when 14th-placed Palace host Newcastle, told the E&H Foundation:”I give a tenth of my salary to charity every month so in terms of giving back, I do my best. “That’s not just charities here, it’s charities in the Ivory Coast too. “My mum makes sure of it as soon as the end of the month comes. I do that as my good deed to help.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more