Honduras: Prominent TV journalist gunned down in the street

first_img Follow the news on Honduras News Source: HO / AFP 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is very worried about the level of violence against the media in Honduras and urges the authorities to do everything possible to shed light on the latest case – TV journalist Igor Padilla’s murder yesterday in the northwestern city of San Pedro Sula. RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” May 13, 2021 Find out more Padilla covered crime for the national TV channel HCH and produced an HCH comedy show called “Los Verduleros.” He was gunned down in the street in the city’s Suyapa district, outside a children’s shop where he was supervising the filming of a TV ad.Witnesses said Padilla walked out of the shop after receiving a phone call. A pickup then pulled up and four armed men in the back, who were masked and wearing police uniforms, opened fire, riddling him with bullets. He was rushed to hospital but was dead on arrival.Padilla had not reported receiving any threats and had not requested special protection.“We call on the Honduran authorities to identify the instigators and perpetrators of this shocking murder without delay and to bring them to justice,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk.“The entire Honduran press was targeted via Igor Padilla. Honduras continues to be one of the western hemisphere’s most dangerous countries for journalists. The government should lose no time in creating an effective protective mechanism in order to end this deadly spiral of violence.”HCH director and journalist Eduardo Maldonado received a threatening message on his Facebook page on 12 January accusing journalist Elsa Oseguera of being affiliated to the Maratruchas (Mara MS) crime gang and warning him that if he did not fire her, two other HCH journalists – Ernesto Rojas and Suly Cálix – would be murdered It is yet impossible to know whether the message and Padilla’s murder were connected. But such practices are typical of the climate of threats and tension to which the media are exposed in Honduras. A combination of criminal violence and political corruption is responsible for one of Latin America’s highest levels of impunity.Honduras is ranked 137th out of 180 counties in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. December 28, 2020 Find out more Reports HondurasAmericas Condemning abuses Organized crimeViolence January 18, 2017 Honduras: Prominent TV journalist gunned down in the streetcenter_img Organisation HondurasAmericas Condemning abuses Organized crimeViolence RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Receive email alerts News to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information RSF_en last_img read more

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Radio presenter says arson attack on his car was “gangster-style message”

first_img November 19, 2020 Find out more Organisation to go further February 22, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio presenter says arson attack on his car was “gangster-style message” July 6, 2020 Find out more ArgentinaAmericas Reporters Without Borders condemns an arson attack on the car of radio presenter Carlos Carvallo of FM Show in Garupá, in the northeastern province of Misiones, who has often spoken on the air about shady financial dealings allegedly involving the mayor of a neighbouring town. The car was dowsed with petrol and set on fire on 19 February while parked in the garage of his home.“We are not in a position to say this attack was clearly linked to Carvallo’s criticism of a local official on the air, but the police should consider this possibility in the absence of other apparent motives,” the press freedom organisation said. “We hail the rapid reaction of the provincial authorities to the attack, which could have killed Carvallo and his entire family, and we hope the investigation will quickly identify who was behind it.”Carvallo and his family were woken at about 4 a.m. on 19 February by a loud explosion as the fire consumed his car, which was parked inside the garage of his house. He found an empty 20-litre petrol can beside the remains of his car, which was partially destroyed by the fire, as was one of the walls of the garage.The co-host of the FM Show news programme “El show de los impactos,” Carvallo told Reporters Without Borders the attack could be linked to his revelations about corruption involving a local mayor, whom he preferred not to name. He said this mayor had “managed to amass a fortune in six months that would be hard to acquire by legal means.”“This was a gangster-style message but it will only serve to reinforce my vocation as a journalist,” he said. After reporting the arson attack, he was assigned police protection by the provincial authorities. Reporters Without Borders condemns an arson attack apparently meant to intimidate Carlos Carvallo, a radio presenter in Garupá, in the northeastern province of Misiones, who suggested on the air that the mayor of a nearby town could be corrupt. Carvallo’s car was dowsed with petrol and set on fire on 19 February. Receive email alerts Follow the news on Argentina Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites RSF_en News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia ArgentinaAmericas News Help by sharing this information News News Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world December 4, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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No bail bond for rape suspect

first_imgResident Jenno Calinao, 21, was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 5:55 p.m. on June 3, police said. BACOLOD City – The court recommended no bail bond for the temporary liberty of a rape suspect arrested in Barangay Caduha-an, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. The suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the Cadiz City police station./PNcenter_img Police officers served the warrant issued by Judge Gwendolyn Jimenea of the Regional Trial Court Branch 60 in Cadiz City dated March 11, 2020.last_img read more

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Bangor, Brewer, Hall-Dale, Richmond baseball teams win state titles

first_imgELLSWORTH — Maine’s 2018 high school baseball season came to an end Saturday as four state champions were crowned.In Class A, Northern Maine No. 1 Bangor (19-1) made history as the first Maine team to win five consecutive state baseball championships. Bangor’s 10-6 win over South No. 2 Gorham (15-5) at St. Joseph’s College in Standish marked the 14th state title in program history.Class B North No. 2 Brewer, which beat Ellsworth in the regional title game Wednesday, topped South No. 1 Wells (17-3). The Witches (15-5) trailed 2-0 entering the bottom of the sixth inning but rallied to tie the game before winning it in the seventh on a walk-off single from Josiah Cyr.Later in Standish, Hall-Dale (19-1) defeated Class C North No. 1 Houlton to capture its first state title since 2001. It was the third state baseball championship for South No. 1 Hall-Dale, which rode a strong outing from senior pitcher Cole Lockhart to overcome the Shiretowners (14-4) 2-1.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textYet the most dominant performance of the day came in the Class D championship game at Mansfield Stadium, where Richmond beat Northern Maine No. 1 Fort Fairfield (15-3) 11-0 in a mercy rule-shortened encounter. Zach Small pitched a five-inning no-hitter for South No. 1 Richmond (18-1), which won the state title for the third time in program history after previously doing so in 1996 and 2010.last_img read more

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