Soldiers target three journalists during student demo

first_img A member of the National Bolivarian Guard (the national army) deliberately fired on three clearly identified journalists during a student demonstration in the Caracas district of Palos Grandes on 14 May.Mildred Manrique of the Diario 2001 newspaper, freelancer Gabriela González and Johana Álvarez, a reporter for the Mexico’s Cadena 3 TV channel, were insulted and then fired on. González’s mobile phone in her pocket deflected the shot that would have hit her leg. Manrique was hit in the foot.Supported by organizations that defend journalists, including the National Association of Journalists and the Venezuelan Journalists Union, the three journalists filed a complaint with the prosecutor general.This was the fourth time Manrique has been threatened or attacked in the past three months. Members of the Bolivarian National Police threatened her while she was covering a demonstration on 18 February. She was hit and tear-gassed during a demonstration two days later. In March, she was detained for a night on suspicion of terrorism on the basis of the bullet-proof vests, teargas masks and computers that were found in a search of her apartment – equipment that proved useful in a her latest run-in with the authorities.“We condemn these disgraceful acts of aggression just a month after the start of an investigation into alleged acts of torture and mistreatment by 97 members of the armed forces and national police since the start of the uprising,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk.“Clear instructions must be given to the security forces about the safety of journalists covering demonstrations. The authorities must recognize the importance of their role and their safety, which was emphasized in a resolution that the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted on 28 March.”The Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS), an NGO that defends media personnel, has meanwhile reported that Jonathan Manzano, a reporter for the Correo del Caroní newspaper, was threatened by masked individuals who mistook him for a journalist with state-owned VTV.Reporters Without Borders points out that both the police and demonstrators should respect the work of journalists, regardless of the editorial policies of the news media they work for.Venezuela is ranked 116th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Photo: Mildred Manrique, Diario 2001 Organisation News VenezuelaAmericas January 13, 2021 Find out more News August 25, 2020 Find out more May 16, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Soldiers target three journalists during student demo RSF_en New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets Follow the news on Venezuelacenter_img News VenezuelaAmericas to go further Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela June 15, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves liveslast_img read more

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NAMA “forced” Mc Namara receivership – Mac Lochlainn

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp By News Highland – June 14, 2011 The chairman of NAMA, Frank Daly, has said it was a difficult decision to push McNamara Construction into recievership.Questioned by Donegal North East TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn at the British Irish Interparlimentary Group meeting in Cork today, he also said it was something that couldnt be achieved without pain.However, Deputy Mac Lochlainn says it’s the people of Donegal who have been forced to bear that pain, with work stalled on the extension to Letterkenny General Hospital.He says Frank Daly’s admittance that this was effectively brought about by an arm of the state raises serious questions…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/pmacllnamacork.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Google+ Previous articleLetterkenny General Hospital could face ward closuresNext articleThird person charged in relation to Real IRA Derry Commemoration News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Newsx Adverts NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published NAMA “forced” Mc Namara receivership – Mac Lochlainn RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

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Saint Mary’s screens ‘Band of Sisters’

first_img“Band of Sisters,” a documentary produced and directed by Notre Dame alumna Mary Fishman, screened at Saint Mary’s on Wednesday and was followed by a panel discussion about the film. The film highlights various groups of nuns across the country and shows their work outside of the physical church after hearing the calls of Vatican II. In the movie, sisters campaign for housing, food sustainability and gardening for the poor. They also work in jails, assuring that inmates had the pastoral care they deserved. Sr. Veronique Wiedower said the film reflects the priorities of Holy Cross sisters at Saint Mary’s. “Although the sisters of the Holy Cross are not specifically singled out in the dialogue of the film, those of you familiar with the sisters, will recognize the sisters’ charisma and ministry in the words and examples of other congregations and visually in the pre-Vatican footage of religious life here on Saint Mary’s campus,” Wiedower said. During the panel discussion, Fishman said she wanted to combat stereotypes about nuns in ” Band of Sisters.” “I wanted to set the record straight,” she said. “… I was inspired by the more than 300 year history of religious sisters and I wanted to inspire other people.” Sr. Betty Moyer, a former campus minister at Saint Mary’s, said she hopes people gain a deeper understanding of human dignity and justice from watching this movie.  “[I hope] you feel anger where there is injustice,” Moyer said. Moyer said the documentary portrays well the “real world issues” sisters face in the world outside of the physical church.  “We must address ourselves, and involvement in social justice is what this movie calls us to,” Moyer said. “We do not know what He calls us to; [it is] literally a journey into the unknown.” Holy Cross Sr. Elena Malits, professor emerita of religious studies at Saint Mary’s, said sharing personal stories is important among the religious community.  “A very wise Holy Cross religious recently told me, ‘Someone’s truth is an invitation to a bigger heart and a bigger mind,’” she said. Malits said interacting with the larger community is also part of their vocation.  “That’s really our vocation, to live out that sense of gratitude and sense of participation in this beautiful world, and as I meet these different people and learn different stories, I begin to have a bigger heart and a bigger mind,” Malits said.last_img read more

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Are millennials delusional? Half say they’ll cover the cost of college for their kids

first_imgLet’s start with some good news: The percent of parents saving for college is rising. In a new survey Fidelity Investments found that 69% of people with children under 18 were saving; that’s up from 64% last year. Another smart move? More than half of the savers are using tax-advantaged 529 accounts.Millennial parents, which Fidelity is defining as those born between 1981 and 1997, turn out to be the most aggressive with 74% reporting that they are saving for their kids’ college. Plus, 46% of them say they plan to cover the full cost of college for their children, compared to 35% of the broader group surveyed.It makes sense that this generation has an above-average desire to shield their offspring from the cost of college. Many of them have student debt themselves, including 56% of the 642 surveyed by Fidelity. This generation has been a part of, and even leaders of, a nationwide conversation about the downsides of indebtedness. In fact, a debate continues about whether student debt is causing delayed marriage, delayed home buying and delayed parenthood among young Americans. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Johnston in Ireland XV for NZ game

first_imgThe Clonmel native, who plays for Garryowen, will line out at fly half in the Pool A clash in Manchester.His fellow Tipp man, Cashel RFC’s Sean O’Connor, is among the replacements chosen by coach Nigel Carolan.Ireland beat Wales 26-25 in their first match of the tournament last Tuesday.last_img

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