Arauca: News in danger

first_img May 13, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more ColombiaAmericas News Reports RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia News ColombiaAmericas Receive email alerts A report published today details the threats, restrictions and pressures on the press in the eastern department of Arauca. The latter was recently declared “rehabilitation and consolidation zone” by president Uribe administration. Entitled “Arauca: news in danger,” the report describes both the attacks against the press by armed groups outside the law as well as “the army’s constant monitoring of the content of the news carried by the local media.” It also makes recommendations to the authorities, armed groups, news media and civil society organisations designed to promote and protect a right that is violated almost daily in Arauca – the right to inform and be informed without any kind of censorship or intimidation.The report was compiled by a fact-finding mission that went to Arauca on 28-29 November to assess freedom expression. The mission consisted of representatives of Reporters Without Borders, the latin-american organization Press and Society Institute (Instituto Prensa y Sociedad, IPYS), the colombian organizations Press Freedom Foundation (Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa, FLIP) and Antonio Nariño Project (Proyecto Antonio Nariño) and the rapid response unit of the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA).The mission was prompted by the recent murder of Efraín Varela, the region’s most influential journalist, and by reports from journalists in Arauca that they have been threatened. The fact that three of the department’s municipalities have been declared a rehabilitation zone was an additional reason.Local journalists said Varela’s murder “radically changed the way journalism is practised in the department.” The mission found that since his death, the population of Arauca has been receiving much less news. “When ask to rate the degree of freedom of expression they enjoy in their work on a scale from one (no freedom) to ten (total freedom), journalists in Arauca responded with an average rating of four,” concludes the report.Read the full report. The report is also available on the following websites:- (FLIP)- (IPYS)- (Proyecto Antonio Nariño)- (IAPA) October 21, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Organisation A report published today details the threats, restrictions and pressures on the press in the north-eastern department of Arauca. Entitled “Arauca: News in danger,” the report describes both the attacks against the press by armed groups outside the law as well as “the army’s constant monitoring of the content of the news carried by the local media.” RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America to go further 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News Follow the news on Colombia Help by sharing this information December 20, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arauca: News in dangerlast_img read more

Manchester City are good but not unstoppable, says Arsene Wenger

first_imgManchester City have opened up an eight-point gap at the top of the Premier League, scoring 38 goals along the way, but while some are predicting an unbeaten season for Pep Guardiola’s side, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is not convinced.City have won 10 of their opening 11 games, a home draw against Everton in August depriving them of a perfect start, and their 3-1 win over Arsenal earlier this month extended their winning streak to 15 games in all competitions.Arsenal are the only team to go unbeaten throughout an entire Premier League season (2003-04) and when asked whether City could emulate his “Invincibles” the Frenchman said there was still a long way to go.”They are a good side but they are not an unstoppable side,” Wenger told BeIN Sports.”People always want to predict what will happen in the game.”I don’t know more than you, maybe, maybe not, but at the moment only one team has done it.”Arsenal, who trail City by 12 points in sixth, host Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby on Saturday.last_img read more

Magdalena Eriksson and Pernille Harder set for personal Champions League battle

first_imgShare on WhatsApp Topics Read more If all London eyes will be on the Eriksson/Harder duel, a key subplot at Manchester City’s Academy Stadium on Sunday lunchtime involves Lucy Bronze’s performance for a star‑studded Lyon against her old City team-mates. The England right-back is particularly anxious to remind her former fans – and some good friends in Nick Cushing’s side – of precisely what they have been missing since her departure for France last summer.Indeed both Cushing and Emma Hayes, his Chelsea counterpart, face tall orders at a time when they are also vying for the English Women’s Super League title.City’s task appears the toughest. After all, Reynald Pedros’s much-vaunted team, formidable runaway French League leaders, hope to win a fourth Champions League title while lifting the trophy for a third successive year. If Cushing can take heart from City’s narrow 3-2 aggregate defeat by Lyon at the same stage 12 months ago, he has since lost not only the hugely influential Bronze but the England forward Toni Duggan, who decamped to Barcelona last summer.Duggan’s replacement, the Afghan-born Denmark striker Nadia Nadim, is still acclimatising to life in Manchester and a defence destabilised by recent injuries to Steph Houghton is leaking more goals than Cushing would like.He blames a draining combination of fixture congestion and international commitments. The strain of playing twice a week and losing City’s nine strong England contingent for a spate of recent high profile games has evidently exerted a toll.“We’ve spoken about the goals we’re conceding now which we weren’t back in 2016,” says Cushing. “The difference is that we weren’t in the Champions League then and had a lot of time to work on our game. This season we’ve had virtually no training time but ours is a young team which needs coaching. Conceding goals doesn’t surprise me because we haven’t had time to coach the team enough.“But we’re still one of the best sides in Europe, we’ve got the ability to dominate opponents with the ball. Lyon are the greatest team in the world at the moment but we’ve beaten them before [1-0 in last season’s away leg]. That gives us confidence.”Hayes is equally aware of this season’s specific time constraints, not least because the 41-year-old is due to give birth to twins in June.While Wolfsburg, topping Germany’s female Bundesliga and twice Champions League winners, aim to spare her the logistical complications of coping with next month’s final in Kiev, Flaherty has immense faith in Hayes’s gameplan.“Emma’s a very technical coach and we’ve done a lot of in depth work on Wolfsburg,” she says. “Emma’s very clever and we’re lucky to have her. We know what we need to do, we’ve just got to pull it all together over two legs on the pitch.”Flaherty knows that, personal glory aside, an English winner in Ukraine could have far reaching domestic ramifications. “At a time when financial issues mean the futures of Millwall and Sunderland are under massive threat it would be very important,” she says. “It would show clubs that it’s definitely worth investing in their women’s teams.”Along with several City counterparts – and Bronze – the England midfielder Jill Scott started her career at Sunderland and shares a similar appreciation of the potential wider importance of English success in Europe. “We’re determined to reach the final,” says Scott. “The Champions League is the medal we all want.” Share on Messenger Chelsea and Manchester City could be victims of their own success Women’s football Share on Pinterest Share on Twittercenter_img The Observer Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn features Reuse this content Share via Email Personal and professional worlds will collide during Sunday’s Champions League semi-finals as old friends are reunited and punishing schedules threaten to chafe against vaulting ambition.Magdalena Eriksson and Pernille Harder are expected to find themselves in direct public combat when Chelsea host Wolfsburg in the first leg of their semi-final at Kingsmeadow on Sunday evening. In private, though, Harder, the German side’s star Denmark striker, and Eriksson, Chelsea’s Sweden defender, are a long-standing couple, currently living in different countries in order to advance their elite careers.“It could be a bit of a tense one for Magdalena,” says her fellow defender Gilly Flaherty. “But she’s so professional and so determined I don’t think she’ll let it become a problem.”last_img read more