Reporter kidnapped for planning to cover peace march

first_img Receive email alerts 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies MexicoAmericas to go further Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say MexicoAmericas News May 13, 2021 Find out more News Newscenter_img Reports Follow the news on Mexico May 5, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state RSF_en Help by sharing this information Reporter Miguel Ortega Bonilla is requesting protection for himself and his family after being threatened and abducted for several hours on 5 October in Teziutlán, in the central state of Puebla, as he was about to cover a peace march in the neighbouring town of Chignautla.As four men forced him into car in the centre of Teziutlán, Ortega managed to send his family a WhatsApp messaging saying, “Help, red alert, I’m being kidnapped.” Thereafter the family spent seven tense hours before learning that he had been released alive. After holding him and threatening him, Ortega’s abductors dumped him in a ravine with his hands tied. Ortega finally managed to free himself and return home. His abductors did not explain why they kidnapped Ortega, who reports for the RexRadio news website, but he received threats the previous day telling him not to cover the peace march. He had not previously been threatened in connection with his journalistic work.Ortega told Reporters Without Borders: “My kidnappers put a trash bag over my head and took me to an isolated place outside town, where they contacted someone by radio and asked if they should kill me or just scare me. Then they put a gun to the back of my back, pushed me into a ravine and left me there with my hands tied.”“We urge the authorities to provide Ortega and his family with protection,” said Reporters Without Borders deputy programme director Virginie Dangles. “If a journalist is kidnapped just for planning to cover a peace march, it shows to what point media personnel are often exposed to fear and threats in the course of the work.”The Centre for Journalists’ Rights (Casa de los Derechos de Periodistas) reported in 2012 that four journalists had received death threats in Puebla state. In August, Eduardo Martínez Calixto, the editor of Periódico Noticias, a local daily, accused the Teziutlán municipal authorities of trying to intimidate him after he ran a story about an alleged case of corruption involving the mayor.Mexico is ranked 152nd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. October 8, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter kidnapped for planning to cover peace marchlast_img read more

Local hoteliers rest easier as occupancy up

first_img Previous articleMurray gets nod at nine for openerNext article‘New moral low’ as graveside visitor robbed admin Facebook Print Linkedin Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img HARD work and ingenuity is paying off for Limerick’s hoteliers, who have driven business up after getting in bed with tourism attractions and restaurateurs to cut deals.According to the Mid-West Hotel Federation branch of the Hotel Federation of Ireland, Limerick is now “the most competitively priced tourist city in terms of hotel prices in the country”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Chairman of the Mid-West branch, Clare hotelier Michael Vaughan, said that the work being done by the city’s hotels is to be applauded. “They have got together with the tourism attractions, such as Thomond Park and the restaurants and done deals for packages. They have sought funding for marketing and brochures and it’s paying off. The latest report is that there is an increase of three per cent in occupancy year on year,” Michael told The Limerick Post.He was speaking in the wake of the publication of the release of the latest hotel figures from STL Global for Dublin, which show that rates being charged in the capital are up by 5.4 per cent. “There is a two-pronged recovery. One is the kind of recovery seen in Dublin and aside from the fact that it is a capital city, there have also been massive investments in attractions like the Aviva stadium and the Grand Canal Theatre. Limerick is recovering in terms of occupancy”.There is also increased activity in terms of coach tour business in the city, the hotels representative said. “Limerick is probably now the most competitively priced tourist city in Ireland”. The improvement is welcomed in the entire region, Michael said, as Limerick “has underperformed for the last 10 years. The Mid-West branch (of the IHF) had identified Limerick city tourism as the single biggest tourism difficulty in the region. If Limerick improves its tourism draw, then that brings people into the region”. Email NewsLocal NewsLocal hoteliers rest easier as occupancy upBy admin – September 13, 2011 466 Advertisementlast_img read more

Weekend Area Basketball Scores

first_imgFranklin Central65Valparaiso425th East Central Tournament Franklin Central60Eastern (Greentown)33 Portage61Indianapolis HomeSchool53 Northridge TournamentNorthridge  56     South Bend St. Joseph’s  51 Portage  38     East Noble  25 Rushville  60     Merrillville  50 NorthWood  44     Andrean  34 Northridge  51     Portage  42 South Bend St. Joseph’s  61     East Noble  42 Andrean  58     Merrillville  55 NorthWood  49     Rushville  38    Boys ScoresForest Park TournamentForest Park  55     Jennings County  53 Christian Academy  49     North Knox  41 Northeast Dubois  63     South Central Elizabeth  56 East Central  66     Mount Vernon Posey  37 South Central Elizabeth  67     Mount Vernon Posey  60 East Central  53     Northeast Dubois  48 Jennings County  51     North Knox  38 Christian Academy  55     Forest Park  42      Bedford North Lawrence TournamentUniversity  51     Evansville Harrison  45 Bloomington North  86     Scottsburg  45 Milan  73     Bedford North Lawrence  67 Fishers  74     New Palestine  55 University  56     Milan  45 Fishers  46     Bloomington North  35 Bedford North Lawrence  56     Evansville Harrison  49 New Palestine  71     Scottsburg  59     Edinburgh TournamentJac-Cen-Del  61     Edinburgh  45 Indianapolis Lutheran  64     Trinity Lutheran  58 Hagerstown  57     Hauser  51 South Decatur  93     North White  86 Trinity Lutheran  66     Edinburgh  56North White  69     Hauser  49 Jac-Cen-Del  49     Indianapolis Lutheran  48 South Decatur  115     Hagerstown  105        Richmond TournamentZionsville  84     Irvington Prep Academy  32 Indianapolis Cathedral  90     Victory College Prep  60 Greensburg  79     Portage  56 Bloomington South  80     Indianapolis Home School  48 Richmond  103     Seton Catholic  61 Zionsville  75     Indianapolis Cathedral  72  Kokomo TournamentSouth Bend Washington  49     Connersville  47 Jeffersonville  53     Valparaiso  45 South Bend Adams  74     Franklin Central  67 Kokomo  65     Eastern Greentown  58      North Daviess TournamentSouthridge  46     Brownstown Central  33 South Knox  49     Rushville  46 Barr-Reeve  78     Blackford  56 North Daviess  37     Loogootee  35     Jefferson County ClassicSwitzerland County  54     Southwestern Hanover  38Madison  66     Henryville  43 Morristown  66     Switzerland County  59 Henryville  62     Trimble County  49 Southwestern Hanover  70     Morristown  51Madison  95     Trimble County  68 Morristown52Rising Sun25 South Bend St. Joseph53Portage52 Jeffersonville71South Bend Washington64 3:00 pm Indianapolis Lutheran52Hagerstown503rd North Daviess Tournament Bedford North Lawrence70New Palestine555th Forest Park65Northeast Dubois553rd East Central55Seymour35 South Bend St. Joseph54Rushville433rd Fishers47University371st Scottsburg56Evansville Harrison527th Linton-Stockton64Seymour525th Greensburg78Richmond763OT | 3rd Morristown94Trimble County (Ky.)505th Crothersville Tournament Christian Academy63East Central531st Jeffersonville52South Bend Adams441st Lebanon ClassicLebanon  50     South Dearborn  21Eastern Greentown  48     Franklin County  33Franklin County  43     South Dearborn  40   3rdLebanon  58     Eastern Greentown  47   1st      Valparaiso55Connersville52 Rushville48Andrean46 Victory College Prep Trinity Lutheran69North White575th Northridge49East Noble27 Victory College Prep71Irvington Prep Academy53 Indianapolis Cathedral100Indianapolis HomeSchool70 Bloomington South59Zionsville381st Jefferson County Classic Northridge Tournament NorthWood42Northridge321st Bloomington North61New Palestine47 North Knox51Mount Vernon (Posey)427th Connersville41Eastern (Greentown)297thcenter_img Friday Scores (12-27)Girls GamesBatesville  64     Connersville  47East Central Tourney        East Central  49     Hamilton Heights  41 Danville  57     Linton-Stockton  46Seymour  54     Shelbyville  35Martinsville  54     Linton-Stockton  36Danville  63     Martinsville  50Hamilton Heights  58     Seymour  45East Central  69     Shelbyville  36   South Bend Adams57Kokomo40 Richmond Tournament Hamilton Heights66Shelbyville41 Milan57Evansville Harrison54 Indianapolis Cathedral102Seton Catholic34 Loogootee79Blackford633rd Jennings County67South Central (Elizabeth)515th Zionsville40Richmond38 Kokomo Tournament South Bend Washington57Kokomo563rd Madison61Switzerland County571st Bedford North Lawrence Tournament Fishers58Scottsburg44 Martinsville39Hamilton Heights243rd University45Bedford North Lawrence39 Merrillville55East Noble447th Forest Park Tournament East Central49Danville381st South Decatur94Jac-Cen-Del661st Girl GamesBorden  39     Milan  33 Hauser59Edinburgh387th Edinburgh Tournament Bloomington North78Milan423rd Portage35Andrean335th Bloomington South75Greensburg48 Crothersville49Indianapolis Scecina40 Portage NorthWood64Merrillville57 Weekend Area Basketball Scores Saturday Scores  (12-28)Boys GamesNorth Decatur  58     Eastern Hancock  56 Barr-Reeve48North Daviess421st Morristown40Crothersville361st Southridge49South Knox465th Brownstown Central56Rushville53OT | 7th Rising Sun59Indianapolis Scecina313rd Southwestern (Hanover)68Henryville493rdlast_img read more