Politically-motivated attacks on journalists in Haitian town

first_img November 14, 2019 Find out more Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti At least five journalists have been the victims of physical or verbal attacks in the past month in Petit-Goâve, a coastal town 65 km west of Port-au-Prince.The latest victim was Guyto Mathieu, the director of Radio Préférence FM and correspondent for the Haïti Libre news website, on 9 September. He has repeatedly been subjected to insults and derogatory comments.According to a Petit-Goâve journalists organization, a group opposed to the local government is responsible for these verbal attacks against Mathieu, who was threatened during a demonstration on 4 September. Mathieu is regarded as a supporter and defender of Jacques Stevenson Thimoléon, a parliamentarian who is one of the targets of the Petit-Goâve opposition.Other journalists have been victims of the political polarization in Petit-Goâve. Pro-Thimoléon demonstrators attacked reporter Ephesien Joseph on 29 August, the local media sources said.Duralph Emmanuel François, another journalist, was also attacked recently, while a local judge threatened Radio Vision Plus director Gibsonne Bazile with arrest.“We urge the local authorities to protect Petit-Goâve’s journalists, who are too often being identified and targeted as political actors at a time of considerable polarization,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk.“The local government’s defenders and opposition representatives must agree to put an end to these repeated attacks on journalists in the area.”The protest movement against Thimoléon and Petit-Goâve mayor Sandra Jules –accused by the opposition of embezzlement – is continuing despite the justice minister’s nationwide ban on demonstrations during the first week of school after the summer break.Haiti is ranked 47th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News HaïtiAmericas News Organisation HaïtiAmericas September 11, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Politically-motivated attacks on journalists in Haitian town Follow the news on Haïticenter_img News Receive email alerts News to go further Another journalist murdered in Haiti RSF_en October 11, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 11, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Gardai identify human remains found in Limerick

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR No vaccines in Limerick yet Print NewsLocal NewsGardai identify human remains found in LimerickBy Editor – May 9, 2013 800 Gardaí across Ireland take on viral dance challenge Twitter TAGSbodyfeaturedGardahuman remainsmissingPolish Previous articleAfter Dark – Riverfest FireworksNext articleThe feelgood factor Editor center_img Facebook Advertisement Man and woman arrested after Gardaí seize cash and suspected drugs worth more than €28,000 WhatsApp The Garda Technical Unit examining the scene where the human remains were found on Tuesday.The Garda Technical Unit examining the scene where the human remains were found on Tuesday.by Andrew Carey [email protected] remains found in undergrowth near a riverside walkway in Limerick earlier this week are believed to be those of a Polish national missing in the city since last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mayorstone Gardaí, assisted by the State Pathologist office and technical experts have been able to identify and date the remains to last year and they have been in contact with the man’s family in Poland.Gardaí are continuing their investigation following the discovery of the fragmented remains last week at an area close to the North Circular Road junction with the Condell Road.Council workers clearing rubbish from an area of undergrowth close to the   walkway found a human skull shortly after 11am last Tuesday and Gardaí uncovered the rest of the fragmented remains shortly before lunch.Deputy State pathologist Michael Curtis carried out a postmortem after he visited the area of the discovery on Wednesday. A forensic anthropologist also examined the scene.Further Garda technical examinations uncovered clothing and personal items including a mobile phone and an identity card.Gardaí say that they are continuing with their investigation but are now following a definite line of inquiry. Newcastle West Gardaí move Linkedin Shannondoc operating but only by appointmentlast_img read more

International Agriculture Reception

first_imgFor years, soil scientist J. Scott Angle worked to make some the world’s most technologically advanced farms more productive and more sustainable. Today, he’s doing the same for small-scale and subsistence farmers across the world.Angle, who served as dean and director of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) for 10 years before joining the nonprofit International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), will return to CAES on Tuesday, April 18, to speak at the CAES International Agriculture Day Reception. The reception, which is open to the public, begins with Angle’s lecture at 3:30 p.m. at the Georgia Museum of Art. Angle’s lecture, ‘The Struggle for Enough: Why Half the World’s Farmers Go Hungry,” will address the effectiveness of the IFDC and other nongovernmental organizations that work to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. He hopes to challenge CAES students, staff and faculty to think globally as they work to improve agriculture.“Dr. Angle has a unique perspective on the ways in which the research conducted at UGA and other land-grant institutions enable outreach and development agencies to do their work,” said Amrit Bart, assistant dean and director for the college’s Office of Global Programs. “Having had a hand in fostering that research and now running a globally prominent development agency that depends on it, he has an important message for our students and faculty about the impact of their work around the world.” Each year, the CAES Office of Global Programs hosts the International Agriculture Day Reception to encourage those engaged in international scholarship, research or outreach to build networks and to recognize students who have worked or studied abroad over the last year.It’s also a chance to celebrate students who are graduating with certificates in international agriculture, Bart added.The reception also offers students outside CAES the chance to explore the world of international agricultural development or business.The reception also offers students outside CAES the chance to explore the world of international agricultural development or business.Angle often invoked the international impact of agricultural research and outreach during his time at CAES, and working with IFDC has only crystallized his view that eradicating hunger and improving agriculture are the great challenges of our generation.For more information about the IFDC and Angle, visit ifdc.org. For more information about the CAES Office of Global Programs or the International Agriculture Day Reception, visit www.caes.uga.edu/global.html.last_img read more

Trail Mix: On The Road With Lilly Hiatt

first_imgShe had me at the reverb.Late last month, Lilly Hiatt released her third record, Trinity Lane, and when I took my first listen, I was hooked before I got it to the first chorus.Produced by Michael Trent, of Shovels & Rope, the record is a collection of solid Americana tunes – born of recovery, heartache, depression, and hope – that mix generous helpings of countryish folk with fuzzed out Sonic Youth guitar rock.Hiatt is now on tour in support of the record, and I recently caught up with her to chat about life on the road.BRO – Must have item in the green room?LH – Topo Chico, or some sort of sparkling water.BRO – Best sign, when you walk into a room, that it’s going to be a good night?LH – When the venue feeds us, I know it’s going to be a good night.BRO – When you hit a new city, are they any particular places you like to seek out?LH – I usually like to find a river or lake or ocean to walk by. Water calms me down.BRO – One item you can’t leave home without?LH – Black jeans.BRO – You have an hour to kill before show time. What do you do?LH – Probably take a little stroll, maybe call home, perhaps even pick up my guitar backstage. Depends on the night, really. But I keep my hands pretty busy until showtime.BRO – More exciting mile – the very first one of the tour or the very last one before you get home?LH – Wow. That’s tough. I’d say they both thrill me.Friday night, Lilly Hiatt will be rolling into Asheville for a set at Isis Music Hall. Show time is 7:00 and tickets are $10.Paying for the show is great, but Trail Mix wants to give you the chance to go for free! Take a shot at the trivia question below and email your answers to [email protected] A winner of two passes to the show will be chosen from all correct responses received by noon tomorrow (Thursday).Good luck!Question . . . . . Lilly’s new record features an emotive ballad that she wrote following the death of what iconic music star?Remember . . . email your answers in! Don’t post below!And for more information on Lilly Hiatt, her tour dates, or how to grab the new record, please surf here.last_img read more