Radio Progreso raid shows how military censor news media

first_img News HondurasAmericas With just six days to go to controversial general elections, Reporters Without Borders is today posting a video of a raid on Radio Progreso, a radio station based in the northern town of El Progreso that was one of the first victims of last June’s coup d’état. The general elections that the de facto authorities are planning to hold on 29 November have been fiercely criticised both within Honduras and by a segment of the internal community and the opposition media are expected to have problems during the last week of the election campaign.Esdras Amado López, the head of Canal 36 television, reported on 20 November that his station has been closed by the authorities again. It was already closed for a while in September and has often been censored. Pro-coup media are meanwhile exposed to the possibility of street violence, as an attack on the Tegucigalpa-based station HRN on 4 November already showed.Founded by Jesuits 60 years ago and nowadays run by Father Ismael Moreno (also known as “Padre Melo”), Radio Progreso employs around 10 – mainly young – reporters while involving its listeners in the preparation of many of its news, educational and musical programmes. It is fiercely independent and often criticised President Zelaya before the coup.The footage shown in the video was filmed by the staff of Radio Progreso, which Reporters Without Borders and six other international press freedom organisations met during a joint visit to Honduras from 1 to 7 November (see 13 November release).The other organisations that took part in this international press freedom mission to Honduras were the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), Freevoice, International Media Support (IMS), the World Association of Newspapers WAN), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and Article 19. Receive email alerts News Just hours after the democratically-elected president, Manuel Zelaya, was deposed and deported on 28 June, 25 soldiers raided Radio Progreso to prevent it broadcasting any information about the coup.> RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Organisation RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America November 24, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio Progreso raid shows how military censor news media Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information to go further May 13, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies HondurasAmericas RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more Reports Follow the news on Honduras December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img

Realtor group partners with West Texas Food Bank

first_img Pinterest Previous articleA SHARP LIFE: And the band played onNext articlePERRYMAN: Keeping the Texas economy on track admin By admin – March 18, 2018 Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Local News WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Twitter Collin Sewell talks about new businesses that will be coming to Parks Legado in 2019. The West Texas Food Bank is partnering with Sims & Guess, Realtors through the months of March and April, with $20 being donated to the food bank for every house sold by Realtors from Sims & Guess, the West Texas Food Bank announced Friday.Since the food bank can provide four meals with every dollar donated, each donation would bring about 80 meals for area neighbors in need, the West Texas Food Bank said in its release.“With the price of oil shooting back up, and the influx of new residents to the Permian Basin, we could not be more excited to partner with Sims & Guess who is finding homes for all these people,” said Libby Campbell, the West Texas Food Bank’s executive director, via the release. “The donation for every home sold will serve as a reminder to all those finding themselves in new homes that there are others less fortunate in our community, and the very act of purchasing a new home will help get our neighbors fed.”The food bank also announced the total donation will be presented at a food drive at the Sims & Guess building on May 12. Realtor group partners with West Texas Food Banklast_img