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Bomb attack and car bomb hit media as violence escalates in election run-up

first_img NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF_en Legal victory Reporters Without Borders is pleased at the acquittal by the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation yesterday of two journalists prosecuted for “psychological distress”.Proceedings were brought against Eduardo Huchim, of the magazine emeequis, and Rubén Lara, of the newspaper Rumbo de México, in October 2008 by magistrate Consuelo Villalobos, after they published official documents relating to the construction of new premises for the Federal Tax and Administrative Court.The journalists were twice ordered to pay huge damages and banned from mentioning the subject or quoting from official documents. “This is a victory for freedom of expression after three years and five months of civil proceedings,” Huchim told Reporters Without Borders. He is awaiting a second ruling in the case by the Supreme Court on whether a legal precedent can be set.“It will be another precedent restricting the protection of a public figure’s reputation where the public interest is at stake, “ said the journalists’ lawyer, Perla Gómez Gallardo. MexicoAmericas A bomb attack on the offices of the national TV network Televisa in Matamoros in Tamaulipas state on 25 March has raised fears of a resumption of the threats that were aimed against the organization in the same place in 2010.The latest attack caused only damage and no injuries. However, it occurred in the wake of two other attacks in the same part of northern Mexico, which has a history of violence.“Violence against the media appears likely to escalate as the July 1 federal election approaches,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Strangling or sabotaging the means of information plays into the hands of the drug cartels and their accomplices among the authorities, while violent crime will once again be a major issue in the election campaign. “After a six-year federal offensive against drug trafficking during which more than 50,000 people have been killed and human rights and basic freedoms seriously undermined, how do the presidential candidates propose to restore the rule of law? What will be the consequences of making attacks on journalists a federal crime?”. to go further Reports The latest attack on Televisa occurred on the heels of a car bomb explosion on 19 March at the offices of the daily Expreso in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas state. That attack also caused only material damage, but its aim appeared to have been achieved, namely that Expreso removed a statement on the attack from its website, which was taken off line briefly, according to the newspaper Vanguardia. Equally worrying was a shooting attack on the home of Víctor Montenegro, editor of the weekly El Contralor and a contributor to the magazines Contralineas and Lobo Times, during the night of 24 March in Durango, capital of Durango state. Only the journalist’s mother, who shares the home with her son, was on the premises at the time. Fortunately she was uninjured. News May 13, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas March 29, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bomb attack and car bomb hit media as violence escalates in election run-up Mexico is ranked 149th of 179 countries in the latest world press freedom index published by Reporters Without Borders. In the past 10 years, 80 journalists have been killed and 14 have disappeared in the country.center_img Follow the news on Mexico Montenegro, who reported the attack to the local office of the federal justice ministry, has no ideas as to the motive for the attack.“I don’t write about drug issues and don’t do any investigative work in that area,” he told Reporters Without Borders. “However, I am a critical journalist who tackles social concerns.” Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts Organisation Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state May 5, 2021 Find out more News News April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Young offenders benefit from restorative justice in Limerick

first_imgby Alan [email protected]ign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A STUDY of Le Chéile’s Restorative Justice Project in Limerick has shown that restorative justice should be a preferred option for young offenders.Ireland’s first and only non-statutory youth restorative justice service provides a range of services to young people who have been involved in crime and are engaged with the Probation Service.The study carried out by Quality Matters found significant benefits not only for young people but also for the families and the victims of crime. The evaluation revealed that young people displayed a significant increase in empathy towards victims after engaging with the project, as well as better family relationships and less contact with the Gardaí and court system.Parents also reported positive outcomes for family life and improved relationships while victims of crime found that restorative justice (RJ) was a far better experience than the traditional criminal justice system. They stated that by participating in the project, they had a meaningful voice and found it more respectful and inclusive than the traditional court process.The project, established in 2010, works with young people on probation using a range of RJ models including face-to-face meetings, proxy victims, victim empathy programmes, and reparation.  The RJ project is part of Le Chéile Mentoring & Youth Justice Support Services, which provides volunteer mentoring as well as RJ, and family support services to young people who offend. Previous articleLimerick Council hears passionate call for marriage equalityNext articleMajor rally against water charges planned for Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSLe Chéile’s Restorative Justice ProjectlimerickProbation ServiceQuality Matters Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Facebook Linkedincenter_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories NewsLocal NewsYoung offenders benefit from restorative justice in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – January 30, 2015 1053 Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Sports Psychologist advocates for the change of Accra sports stadium to an Astro turf

first_imgSports and Exercise Psychologist Patrick Ofori has advocated for the change of the Accra Sports stadium to an Astro turf.The ex-Black Stars’ psychologist pursued a research for FIFA entitled ‘The Psychological perception of playing surfaces’ during a Fifa workshop at Cardiff Metro University in Wales.According to Ofori, the maintenance culture and climatic condition in Accra and Tamale is not suitable for the enhancement of the Tamale and Accra sports stadium.He said on Asempa FM’s ‘Fire for Fire’:  “I have heard that the National Sports Council are planning to build a bore hole at the Accra sports stadium in order to get water to shower the pitch. “This is a good idea but the stadium is not far from the sea. So they will get salty water which is not good for the growth of the grass on the pitch.””I will therefore suggest we change the Accra and Tamale sports stadia into an Astro turf because an artificial pitch will be less expensive as compared to stadia that will demand pitch maintenance every month.” “The climatic conditions in Accra and Tamale is not good for the stadia.”The green surface of the Accra Sports Stadium has now turned entirely grey – making football viewing especially on television highly unattractive.The situation which appears to be getting worse by the day has been attributed to the shortage of water.The Ghana Water Company have been unable to constantly supply water needed for various operations at the stadium which includes the maintenance of the pitch.Currently, the various national teams have to travel out of the national camping facility at Prampram anytime they want an artificial surface to train on.last_img read more