Police violence against journalist during student protests

first_img Organisation RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News Photo : elnuevoherald.comSlideshow : AFP HondurasAmericas Reporters Without Borders condemns police harassment and violence against journalists amid a wave of protests by students disputing the preliminary results from last weekend’s presidential election.“We call for an end to acts of intimidation and violence against journalists and we urge both the government and the opposition to respect their work,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities must guarantee the safety of journalists and must punish the police officers responsible for so much violence.”The journalists who have been caught in the clashes between police and students in the past few days include La Tribuna photographer Mario Fajardo and Globo TV correspondent Víctoria Aguilar, who lost consciousness as a result of prolonged exposure to teargas.On 22 November, two days before the election, Cesar Obando Flores, a journalist with local radio station Libre Estereo in the northeastern department of Colón, reporting receiving phone calls in which he was told he would be killed if he continued his election coverage.The extreme polarization caused by the election has increased the dangers for journalists. The uncertainty and disputes over the results are continuing to exacerbate the situation and fuel a level of violence not seen since the June 2009 coup d’état.Restoration of the rule of law nonetheless requires administrative transparency and media pluralism, which in turn requires respect for the work of journalists covering major news developments. HondurasAmericas Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News May 13, 2021 Find out more News to go further November 27, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police violence against journalist during student protests 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Follow the news on Honduras RSF_en RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Reports December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

UK Government planning to offer 3.7M vaccine doses to Ireland

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th UK Government planning to offer 3.7M vaccine doses to Ireland Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – March 28, 2021 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter The UK Government is planning to offer 3.7 million vaccine doses to Ireland, in order to lift lockdown in the North sooner.Reports in the Sunday Times suggest it’s also ‘a poke in the eye’ for EU leaders, as the vaccination rollout in the bloc is significantly behind the UK.Earlier this week European Union officials tightened export rules for vaccines heading out of the jurisdiction, but didn’t impose a blanket ban.UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden says all contracts with his Government should be fulfilled:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/vaccinesnorth1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Previous articleFurther weather warning issued for DonegalNext articleReopening of schools likely to create “exponential growth” of Covid News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more