Reporter gunned down in Veracruz while under state protection

first_img News July 22, 2016 Reporter gunned down in Veracruz while under state protection Tamayo, who worked for two dailies, Al Calor Politico and Piñero de la Cuenca, was shot by two unidentified gunmen outside his home in front of his wife and two children. He left Tierra Blanca for the neighbouring state of Oaxaca on 25 January, after being threatened, and was subsequently placed under the protection of the Commission for the Attention and Protection of Journalists of Veracruz, which moved him to the northwestern city of Tijuana. After several months, he decided to return to Tierra Blanca, where he continued to receive Veracruz state protection. This consisted of a police patrol car that drove past his home from time to time. Tamayo’s family said the gunmen had no problem getting away although a police car was only ten metres away at the time. The police took no action aside from delaying the arrival of an ambulance by twice giving the wrong address to emergency services. “We urge the authorities to carry out an exhaustive investigation into Pedro Tamayo’s death and to prioritize the probable link to his journalistic work,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America’s desk “The level of violence against the media in Mexico, and especially in Veracruz, is overwhelming. Journalists are killed even when they are under state protection. Under these circumstances, how is it possible for reporters to continue covering sensitive local stories?” Tamayo covered local crime-related stories and kept a Facebook page called En la linea de fuego, los riesgos de la noticia (In the line of fire, the risks of reporting). He was the third journalist to be murdered in Veracruz this year. The previous victims were Anabel Flores in February and Manuel Torres González in May. When a suspect was arrested three months after Flores’ murder, the state prosecutor confirmed that she had been killed in connection with her reporting, which had angered a local criminal organization, he said. Veracruz is regarded as Mexico’s most dangerous state for journalists, with at least 17 murdered there since 2010. Mexico is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state May 13, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts MexicoAmericas Condemning abuses Organized crimeViolence Organisation to go further Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas Condemning abuses Organized crimeViolence News Reports Help by sharing this information News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 5, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Newspaper reporter Pedro Tamayo Rosas was gunned down on 20 July in Tierra Blanca, in the eastern state of Veracruz, although he had been receiving Veracruz state protection ever since being the target of threats in January. April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Dottin heads list of 21 players selected for pre-World Cup camp

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua – Deandra Dottin has been named with 20 other players by Cricket West Indies’ Selection Panel, for a pre-world cup camp from January 6 to 25 in Antigua to finalise their preparations for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.Deandra returns to West Indies Women’s duty after shoulder surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation period, which ensured her full recovery and availability for the team.Captain Stafanie Taylor, who missed the T20 International series against the visiting Indian Women in November, will also be returning, along with bowlers Shamilia Connell and Shakera Selman.CWI’s Women’s and Girls’ head selector, Ann Browne-John, said, “The panel has selected a squad showing a mix of youth and experience in preparation for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. The recently concluded Women’s Franchise Tournament in Trinidad also gave the panel an opportunity to view the players in a T20 setting just prior to the World Cup.”Browne-John added, “Deandra Dottin seemed to return right where she left off before her injury and had remarkable performances from the first match.Shamilia Connell and Shakera Selman are also returning from injury and the panel hopes that by the time the final selection is made, for the World Cup, all players will be fit and ready.”The pre-world cup camp is scheduled from January 6 to 25, during which the final squad for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup will be selected before departure to Australia. The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup will take place between February 21 and March 8.The 21-member Training Camp Squad:Stafanie Taylor, Deandra Dottin, Shamilia Connell, Hayley Matthews, Aaliyah Alleyne,  Shakera Selman, Sheneta Grimmond, Kaysia Schultz, Shabika Gajnabi, Cherry Ann Fraser,  Shemaine Campbelle, Chinelle Henry, Natasha McLean, Chedean Nation, Shawnisha Hector, Anisa Mohammed, Lee Ann Kirby, Karishma Ramharack, Caneisha IsaacBritney Cooper and     Afy Fletcher.last_img read more