News MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence May 13, 2021 Find out more Fuente- El Universal Help by sharing this information RSF_en After community radio journalist Rafael Murúa Manríquez’s body was found murdered yesterday in Mexico’s northwestern state of Baja California Sur, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on investigators to prioritize the hypothesis that he was killed in connection with his work, and calls on Mexico’s new president to commit to concrete and lasting measures to increase protection for journalists. to go further Murúa was the first Mexican journalist to be murdered in 2019. At least nine journalists were murdered in direct connection with their work last year in Mexico, which is ranked 147th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence Last November, Murúa had reported being the target of threat and attacks linked to his journalistic work and his criticism of Felipe Prado Batista, the mayor of Mulegé, the municipal district of which Santa Rosalía is the capital. Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state “In view of this latest failure on the part of the federal protection mechanism, we call on President López Obrador to carry out a complete overhaul of the provisions for protecting journalists in Mexico.” News Receive email alerts News April 28, 2021 Find out more Condemning the death threats, slander and censorship attempts being directed against himself, he appealed publicly to the local authorities to ensure respect for freedom of expression. He had been the recipient of protective measures since June 2017 under Mexico’s Federal Mechanism for Protecting Human Rights Defenders and Journalists. Organisation “The authorities in Baja California Sur must carry out an exhaustive investigation into this execution-style murder and must prioritize the hypothesis that the victim was killed in connection with his journalistic work,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk. Rafael Murúa Manríquez’s body was found in a ditch 40 km west of Santa Rosalía, a port town on the state’s eastern coast, where he ran community Radio Kashana 93.3 FM. He had been shot many times in the abdomen. His family had reported his disappearance to the police earlier yesterday. May 5, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies January 21, 2019 Journalist murdered in northwestern Mexico Reports
Anwar al Rakan died on 2 June just days after being released in an already terminally-ill condition from a Houthi prison. His family did not know he was being held by the Houthis (officially known as Ansar Allah), so no one had been campaigning for his release.The Houthis continue to hold at least ten journalists and one citizen-journalist captive. But they could be holding many more because they provide no information about any of their activities including, as in Rakan’s case, who they have detained and where they are holding them.The Yemeni Journalists Syndicate quoted Rakan’s family as saying he was ravaged by starvation, torture and disease when released. Photos of his emaciated body have circulated on social networks.“There is no justification for arbitrarily detaining and torturing journalists,” said Sophie Anmuth, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “The Houthis allowed Anwar al Rakan to become fatally ill in detention without providing him with the medical attention he needed and without alerting his family in time. The journalists they are holding, some since 2015, must be freed at once.” Anmuth added: “All of the parties to the war in Yemen, whether the Houthis, Al Qaeda or the Arab coalition, must stop intimidating, torturing or abducting the journalists they dislike.”Rakan’s brother told the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate that it turned out he was arrested by Houthi militiamen in Al-Houban province about a year ago after setting off from the Houthi-controlled capital, Sanaa, for his home province. It seems that the press cards found on him were the reason he was arrested.Currently experiencing one of the worst humanitarian crises in its history, Yemen is ranked 167th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Deploring Yemeni journalist Anwar al Rakan’s death as a result of mistreatment while held for about a year by Yemen’s Houthis, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges all of Yemen’s belligerents to stop trying to restrict news coverage and to free all imprisoned journalists. January 6, 2021 Find out more News June 18, 2018 – Updated on June 28, 2018 Yemeni journalist dies just days after release by Houthis YemenMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Armed conflictsImpunityHostages to go further YemenMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Armed conflictsImpunityHostages News Follow the news on Yemen Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF February 11, 2021 Find out more News Organisation RSF_en Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions February 26, 2021 Find out more
SAN JOSE — In a rare moment of agreement between a pair of Pacific Division rivals, the Sharks (11-7-3) and Edmonton Oilers (9-10-1) reached a consensus Tuesday morning: it isn’t Todd McLellan’s fault.Less than 12 hours before puck drop at SAP Center, the Oilers fired the Sharks former-coach, replacing him with Ken Hitchcock, the third-winningest bench boss in NHL history. McLellan’s firing came after the Oilers lost six of seven games by a 27-19 margin and just three-and-a-half years after he …
Five stories in the news for Tuesday, June 12———TRUMP, KIM HOLD HISTORIC SUMMIT IN SINGAPOREU.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary nuclear summit Tuesday by signing a document in which Trump pledged “security guarantees” to the North and Kim reiterated his commitment to “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” The leaders also offered lofty promises, with the American president pledging to handle a “very dangerous problem” and Kim forecasting “major change for the world.” The broad agreement was light on specifics, largely reiterating previous public statements and past commitments. It did not include an agreement to take steps toward ending the technical state of warfare between the U.S. and North Korea.———TRUDEAU RECEIVES RARE UNIVERSAL SUPPORT IN HOUSECanada’s House of Commons stood Monday in defiance of Donald Trump, denouncing his name-calling tirade against Justin Trudeau and endorsing the prime minister’s firm response to protectionist U.S. tariffs and tweeted presidential threats against dairy producers and automakers. MPs of all political stripes unanimously adopted a motion to that effect proposed by New Democrat MP Tracey Ramsey even as Trump continued to rail against what he described as unfair trade policies of Canada and other traditional U.S. allies.———PREMIER PONDERED MILITARY HELP AFTER BRONCOS CRASHSaskatchewan’s premier wondered if the military could help with autopsies following the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Emails obtained by The Canadian Press show provincial coroners were scrambling to quickly do autopsies on the 16 people who died. The Saskatchewan junior hockey team’s bus and a semi truck collided April 6th. Two days later, Premier Scott Moe offered to contact people outside the province and questioned whether the military could assist.———WORKPLACES NOT READY FOR LEGAL WEEDA marijuana conference happening in New Brunswick has heard that many Canadian workplaces aren’t nearly ready for the fast-approaching legalization of marijuana. Jason Fleming, vice-president of human resources for Ontario marijuana producer MedReleaf, says there’s still a lack of definitive testing — and many employers have not educated staff on new policies. The issue was discussed Monday at the World Cannabis Congress in Saint John, N.B. Fleming says companies will need months to properly write and communicate new policies.———TEENS WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES FACE STIGMAFor teens and young adults with Type 1 diabetes, stigma surrounding the difficult to manage condition can be a major issue at a time when they are faced with the stresses of going to school, figuring out their career path or starting jobs, as well as embarking on romantic relationships. In a study published Tuesday in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Dr. Kaberi Dasgupta of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health found that a sense of stigma can lead many young people to be neglectful of their diabetes health, putting them at potential risk of both short- and long-term complications.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with the Dairy Farmers of Canada.— NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a press conference with environmental groups calling for a clean energy economy.— Gov. Gen. Julie Payette hosts the presentation ceremony of the Michener Award for outstanding public service in journalism, and the Michener-Deacon Fellowships.— Zackary Massingham, CEO of AggregateIQ, appears at Commons ethics committee on the breach of personal information involving Cambridge Analytica and Facebook.— Hudson’s Bay Co. holds its annual meeting in Toronto.— New Brunswick Auditor General Kim MacPherson releases volume one of her 2018 annual report.— World Cannabis Congress wraps up in Saint John, N.B.