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

Career profile: Pat Ashworth

first_imgCareer profile: Pat AshworthOn 21 Sep 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article PatAshworth, 37, head of learning and development at Co-operative FinancialServices, talks about her work aligning key performance and leadershipprogrammes.What does your role involve?Thekey aim of my role is to support the development of a single employee culturefor CFS [formed in April 2002 to bring the Co-operative Bank and Co-operativeInsurance Society under common leadership]. Thisinvolves developing a professional, consistent approach to everything frominduction and orientation programmes to performance management and leadershipdevelopment, so that everyone in CFS is equipped to embrace the futurechallenges of the organisation.What are the best and worst things aboutthis job?Thebest is the opportunity to really do things differently and get involved withall aspects of the organisation as we go through major change. The worst is having to say no.What is your current major training projector strategic push?Iam developing a ‘Big 5’ suite of strategic drivers to help CFS achieve itspeople objectives. It covers: performance management; leadership development;team development; talent pool and succession management; andorientation/induction to CFS.Itsaim is to raise organisational performance, improve bottom-line productivity,create a single employment community and develop everyone in CFS – no meanfeat. I am working with people throughout the organisation to identify what thekey challenges are going to be over the coming years, so we can ensure that CFSdelivers on its promises.What attracted you to training anddevelopment?The opportunity to really help to develop people– and to see the effects of that development throughout the organisation overtime.What are your favourite buzzwords? Competencyis a key buzzword as I am working hard to integrate a new competency frameworkfor CFS.How do you think that your job will havechanged in five years’ time?Thechallenge to develop people within a tight regulatory framework will increase. Thelearning and development team will move to a more consultancy-focused approachas the effects of the Big 5 are implemented, and CFS staff become empowered.What do you think will be the core skillsfor your job in the future?Adaptability, lateral thinking and the ability tomulti-task.Are you good at self-development?I’mbecoming better every day. It’s sometimes hard to make the time, but I do tryto step back and see where I could improve.What self-development have you undertakenin the past 12 months?Ihave become psychometrically trained in some new tools.How do you network?Throughworking on various business projects,and I always try to keep in contact with the people I have worked with.If you could have any job in the world,what would it be?I’mquite happy doing what I do, but I suppose a replacement for Michael Parkinsonwould keep me cheerful. Especially if I could choose my guests – George Clooneymight be first on the invitation list.Describe your management style.Encouraging, challenging, optimistic.What is your motto?Doingthings differently, doing things better.last_img read more

UW looks to keep momentum going against in-state squad

first_imgWisconsin’s trip to University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Wednesday may seem like nothing more than a game wedged in between the all-important Big Ten schedule, but major bragging rights are on the line against their in-state rival.Playing some of their best soccer of the season since the beginning of the conference slate and cracking the NCAA top 25 at No. 22, the Badgers will be looking to keep momentum going in a matchup against a tough Green Bay squad. With only one loss in their last eight games, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team will need to get past the Phoenix to remain atop the race for a Big Ten title.Several Badgers have ties to UW-Green Bay players, meaning the final non-conference game of the year carries special meaning.“There’s going to be a lot of pride on the field tomorrow for both programs, and we’re looking forward to a great test,” head coach John Trask said. “This is why you play your in-state rivals, and Green Bay has a great tradition. They’ve made the NCAA Tournament a couple times in the last few years.”Qualifying for the NCAA Tournament in 2009 and finishing last season at 13-4-2, the Phoenix will provide a major test for the Badgers as they head into their final three Big Ten games of the year.The Phoenix reside in the Horizon League, and Wisconsin is the only Big Ten squad on Green Bay’s schedule. UW-Green Bay will be hungry for a statement win in the comforts of Aldo Santaga Stadium. On the offensive side of the ball, senior midfielder Tony Walls leads the Phoenix with 12 points and will provide yet another test to a UW defense that has shown tremendous improvement in recent games.Walls is joined on offense by a player making an immediate impact as a freshman in forward Kirby Allen, who has three goals on the year. With all this talent, the Badgers are careful to not overlook a team with a potent offense that could easily wreck UW’s momentum at a crucial point in the season.“I took a look at the rankings, and we’re ranked pretty good, and if we want to stay high like that, we have to keep winning our games – and we’re always looking to improve,” junior midfielder Tomislav Zadro said. “So, there shouldn’t be a lack of motivation on our side.”After falling to the Phoenix last season in overtime, Wisconsin will be looking for redemption against its in-state rival in a challenging Green Bay environment.According to Trask, non-conference tests such as the one against UW-Green Bay could define how far this team goes in 2011. With a season-long goal of bringing the Big Ten title to Madison, much hangs in the balance for this mid-season matchup.“This is what separates, I believe, the programs that [really] deserve to be in the NCAA tournament from the ones that don’t [and] who can maintain that focus and not just look forward to a Big Ten game, but look forward to every single game they’re going to play in,” Trask said.Currently riding a two-game winning streak, UW-Green Bay will have no shortage of motivation as it prepares to take on its big-school rival. Although the Badgers have recently taken down quality conference squads, they need to stay focused to defeat the Phoenix on the road.After starting out 3-0 in Big Ten play, the Badgers are relying on a similar strategy against the Phoenix that they hope will keep their recent success alive. As Wisconsin prepares for a difficult game in Green Bay that could be considered a “trap game,” the team realizes that the implications of this game could last until the end of the season. “We have four games in the span of a week and a half, so any way we can keep the momentum going with a win, playing well, that will help us into the game against Northwestern, and playing well there will help us in the next game, and so on,” freshman forward David Caban said. “Not looking past Green Bay, we need to get a win, and then we look on after that.”last_img read more