Reporters without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists send letters to Peru’s justice Minister about journalist’s imprisonment

first_imgNews News Robert Ménard,General secretary Organisation News RSF_en Paris, 13 February 2003 February 13, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists send letters to Peru’s justice Minister about journalist’s imprisonment Dear Mr. Dodero,Reporters without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists are writing to inquire about the status of journalist Juan de Mata Jara Berrospi, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 1994 on charges that he collaborated with terrorists. On July 10, 1993, Jara Berrospi was arrested in the district of Comas, north of Peru’s capital, Lima. When he was arrested, authorities found maps and negatives showing where nine students and a professor of La Cantuta University, who had been murdered, had been buried, in his possession. The police believed that Jara Berrospi was going to publish the information contained in those maps and negatives-which suggested that Peruvian paramilitary members were responsible for the killings-in El Diario, a newspaper that had been banned in 1989 by President Alan García’s government because of alleged links to the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) terrorist group. Moreover, authorities said Jara Berrospi had been frequently visiting El Diario’s offices, and they believed he was on the newspaper’s staff.Allegedly, no one testified against Jara Berrospi at the trial. During the trial, the journalist denied any involvement with the terrorist group. He also claimed that the maps and the negatives had been placed anonymously in his yard. And according to several sources, a television station released the maps and negatives on television two days before the journalist was arrested. On November 16, 1994, Jara was sentenced to 20 years in prison by an anonymous panel of judges and placed in the Miguel Castro Castro maximum-security prison in Lima. Various attempts to appeal the verdict have been unsuccessful, and reviews for a presidential pardon failed to result in his release. Prior to his arrest, Jara Berrospi worked for several years as a producer for Radio Comas and wrote for the dailies El Heraldo Huanuqueño and El Informador. Jara Berrospi also wrote for El Diario in 1987, two years before the paper was officially banned.From July 9 to July 11, 1993, ten individuals were arrested for having connections with El Diario. With the exception of Jara Berrospi, all have been pardoned and released from jail: Six were released two weeks after being arrested, two were released in 1994, and two were pardoned-one in 1998 and one in 2001.As organizations dedicated to protecting press freedom worldwide, Reporters without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding Juan de Mata Jara Berrospi’s imprisonment. We urgently request that you make available to us any additional information you might have regarding his case. Follow the news on Peru China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting Thank you for your attention to this urgent matter. We await your response.Sincerely, Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elitescenter_img PeruAmericas to go further Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists sent separate letters today to Peru’s minister of justice, Fausto Alvarado Dodero, requesting information about the status of journalist Juan de Mata Jara Berrospi, who was sentenced in 1994 to 20 years in prison on charges of collaborating with terrorists. April 1, 2020 Find out more News December 4, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable February 10, 2017 Find out more PeruAmericas Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Townsville’s property market tipped to make a comeback like the Cowboys

first_imgCowboy’s Kane Linnett scores a try during the Sydney Roosters v Cowboys NRL Preliminary Final at Allianz Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett CostelloSETBACKS will always bring out the Negative Nevilles who are quick to count you out of the game, and the Cowboys have had a fair bit of experience with this problem this season.They’ve had a tough season, which has been hampered by serious injury and setback after setback.The so-called experts wrote them off, saying they were doomed without co-captains Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott and they said the team would have no chance at making the finals.But here we are, playing in the grand final. So it just goes to show how the experts can be wrong and how, if you put your head down and play the long game, you can end up confounding the experts.The Townsville property market has faced a challenging period recently. Vacancies are up, jobs are down, and combined with the impact from the mining downturn and the drought, property prices are falling. The experts have counted us out.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020However, in recent months we are seeing the green shoots of recovery. Interest from interstate investors is still evident, and Townsville has been listed on a few investor “hot spot” lists, which is driving further interest.If you adopt a medium-to-long-term outlook you will see that jobs will return as the infrastructure projects and the public and private investment projects get under way.Townsville is one of Australia’s largest regional cities and its prospects are good. The coal price is steadily rising and while it is unlikely to ever return to boom levels of pre-2011, it’s getting to levels that make it viable for production to ramp up. The coal sector is streamlined and more disciplined around costs and the jobs that are being created are more reliable.Jobs bring workers and this will create demand for housing, both rentals and sales. The medium term outlook for this town is good and our economy will prosper and grow. So just like the Cowboys, our town is resilient and knows how to survive the toughest of challenges.We wish Paul Green and his men all the very best for tomorrow and we congratulate them and the whole organisation for showing the rest of the country what it means to be a North Queenslander!last_img read more

Last Batch of Nigeria Football ‘Stakeholders’ Depart Russia

first_imgThe last batch of Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) officials and football stakeholders left St Petersburg last night for Nigeria via Dubai, one week after Super Eagles crashed out of the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup here in Russia.Eagles players had earlier left their Essentuki camp base in batches for their respective clubs to either join their teammates in preseason camps or holiday.At the Hilton Hotel and adjoining Haempton in St Petersburg yesterday, most of the Nigerians football stakeholders who boarded the midnight flight from the Pulkovo Airport were mostly NPFL football administrators and NFF secretariat staff. Most of the NPFL administrators were seen discussing the restart of the domestic topflight this weekend.Rangers International FC of Enugu Administrator, Davidson Owumi, Rivers United’s Okey Kpalukwu and several others were amongst those who boarded the Emirates flight out of the Pulkovo Airport for Lagos last night.Eagles crashed out of the Russia 2018 tournament with just one victory in three Group D games.  Nigeria lost opening game 2-0 to Croatia and defeated Iceland 2-1 but lost the bruising battle with perennial group rival Argentina by the same 2-1 to leave the tournament with dream unfulfilled.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Wolves’ Jota beats Liverpool’s Alexander-Arnold to win ePL tournament with dramatic Golden Goal [VIDEO]

first_img☄️ P O W E R ☄️@DiogoJota18 slams @Wolves back into the #ePremierLeague Invitational final and we’re going to golden goal 🙌— Premier League (@premierleague) April 25, 2020 Wolverhampton Wanderers attacker Diogo Jota came through a tense final against Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold to win the e-Premier League tournament.Jota came from behind to take the match into extra-time, where he beat Trent with a Golden Goal.Jota had qualified for the final after beating Burnley’s Dwight McNeil 4-1 in his semi while Trent had won his first two matches against Man Utd’s Tom Grennan and Newcastle’s Christian Atsu by a combined score of 9-2.He then staged a magnificent comeback to beat Man City’s Sterling in extra-time.It looked like it would be a good day again for TAA after  Georginio Wijnaldum put Liverpool ahead just before the break.Jota finally found an equaliser through  Adama Traore to take the match to extra-time although either player should have won it with a couple of decent late chances.Raul Jimenez’s extra-time goal gave Diogo the win via the Golden Goal rule.“It’s very difficult to break him down, he’s patient defensively. I thought I did quite well against him, to be fair, but he probably deserved to win that last game because of the chances he created,” Trent said after the match.Check out highlights of the final below:✨ @trentaa98 loves a cross 😍@LFC leads the #ePremierLeague Invitational final 1-0 at half-time thanks to @GWijnaldum‘s header ⚽️— Premier League (@premierleague) April 25, 2020 The winning moment for @Wolves 🤩@DiogoJota18 slams home the winner in the 66th minute of golden goal ⚽️— Premier League (@premierleague) April 25, 2020last_img read more

Fortuna and Eureka battle to scoreless tie for fourth time in two years

first_imgFortuna >> When two teams so evenly matched in quality and ability collide, it is almost a miracle when a goal is scored. That was the case Wedneday evening as the Fortuna and Eureka girls soccer teams exited Husky Field with a scoreless tie after a back-and-forth battle to find the back of the net.The tie marks the fourth time in the last two years the Loggers and Huskies have had a no decision, and with the two teams parallel in skill, the result is no surprise.From the strikers all the …last_img read more

Chronicle Your Road Trip with #Geocaching15 Photos!

first_img SharePrint RelatedGeocaching Road Trip ‘15 – Ain’t no Mountain High Enough… for GeocachersJune 9, 2015In “15 Years”A Geocaching Life in Pictures – Farogdatter – Celebrating 15 Years of Geocaching in 15 PicturesMay 28, 2015In “Community”Ain’t no Mountain High Enough… for Geocachers – The Photo AlbumJune 14, 2015In “15 Years” Tag Your Geocaching Road Trip ’15 Photos with #Geocaching15This summer, geocachers around the globe will embark on the Geocaching Road Trip ‘15 to celebrate 15 years of adventure and exploration. Nowadays, no road trip is complete without photographic evidence! Tag your posts on Instagram with #Geocaching15 for the chance to have your photos become geocaching famous.Over the next few months, we’ll feature our favorite photos tagged with #Geocaching15. Sign up for the Geocaching Co-Pilot mailing list to see if your photos are featured.At the end of Geocaching Road Trip ‘15, we’ll select the best of the best and feature them in our weekly newsletter (reaching over 6 million geocachers around the world!) and on social media. Here are some of our favorite photos to get your wheels turning:Unique destination. Photo by @5montreals.Scenic view. Photo by @chrrich80.Selfie stick shot! Photo by! Photo by @tenchy.Extreme geocaching. Photo by @headhouze.Geocaching Founders Jeremy, Bryan, and Elias back in the day!Road trip! Photo by @kylejamesburgess.Need inspiration? Check out Geocaching on Instagram.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Shazam App Gets Full Artist Playlists, if You Live in Europe

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Shazam, the magic mobile app that identifies music playing in the room you’re in, has added a new option for interacting with a song it’s identified: listen in Spotify. Spotify, a killer desktop and mobile music app that’s not yet available but to a few thousand testers in the United States, is widely loved in Europe. It’s a great way to discover new music, listen to an artist’s full or nearly full body of work and just generally get your groove on. I’m lucky to be listening to the band Bassnectar on Spotify as I write this post. I used Shazam earlier tonight to identify several songs, however, and did not have the option to fire those artists up in Spotify. I wish I could have. Along with creating a Pandora or channel based on an identified artist, watching that artist’s YouTube videos, searching for their nearby tour dates and buying their music by MP3 – Spotify subscribers are now going to have a great new way to start listening to new music they discover on Shazam.The advantage of using Spotify, instead of Pandora or, is that Spotify users can easily listen to entire albums and navigate among related artists much more freely than on most other services.According to the Spotify blog, this feature is only available to Spotify Premium subscribers at launch, but will be made available to free account holders soon. If you live in the United States and have not been fortunate enough to get one of relatively few Spotify preview accounts, prior to what everyone hopes are pending US licensing agreements with the major record labels here – well, don’t hold your breath. ReadWriteWeb cannot be held responsible if you burst while waiting.As a happy new subscriber to the similar service Rdio, I hope that Shazam will integrate listening in Rdio as well.A seamless ability to listen to entire albums of whatever musician or group is playing on the speakers in a room you’re in, with just a click or two and some awesome music identification technology, is truly incredible. Thank goodness for bandwidth, smartphones and streaming mobile music. Tags:#mobile#music#news#web center_img 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout marshall kirkpatrick 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Put Themselves First

first_imgHustlers take care of themselves before they take care of other people. This sounds selfish, doesn’t it? It’s not selfish; it is necessary. Keep reading.Hustler’s put their personal health first. They make time to exercise each morning, knowing that the body that carries around that brain full of ideas has to be cared for. If the body is polluted, so is the brain. And if the body lacks energy and vitality the hustler won’t be able to accomplish as much.The non-hustler doesn’t believe they have time to exercise and take care of their physical health each morning. They hit the snooze button three times and choose 27 minutes of comfort over 27 minutes of the physical stress that produces health, energy, and focus.As the body transports the brain, the brain transports the mind, and the mind needs to be fed. Hustler’s never stop learning and developing themselves. They make time, almost always in the morning, to read something that will help them perform better, better understand their world, or provide them with even greater inspiration.The non-hustler doesn’t have time to read or listen to an audio program. They believe they don’t have the money to invest in themselves. The non-hustler rushes right to their inbox to respond to the rest of the world’s mostly-petty demands first. Because they’re reactive, the non-hustler feels the need to get a jump on things.Hustlers sharpen their saw. They take time to write and review their goals. The hustler spends time working on her mission and values and things that bring meaning to her life. Hustlers take time to reflect on what they’ve learned, to notice what is working, what isn’t working, and what needs changed. They make time to review their progress each day and plan for the following day.The non-hustler is either too worried about appearing busy to spend time sharpening their saw or too lazy to do the heavy-lifting around values, meaning, and goals. They’d rather wait for the world to produce something for them to respond to than determine what’s important for themselves.Hustlers put themselves first because they know that without taking care of the only real asset they have with which to produce results, they can’t make the contribution of which they are capable. Without taking care of their physical health, they can’t take care of their family and the people they care about. Without taking care of their mind they can’t keep up with the radical changes occurring all around them.By taking time to put themselves first, the hustler is better prepared to care of those around and to make a greater contribution. By putting others first, the non-hustler limits their ability to produce and contribute.If you’re struggling with this concept, let me say it to you another way: Adjust your own mask before helping the person sitting next to you. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

PBA: Phoenix beats Columbian for franchise-best start at 3-0

first_imgPhoenix Pulse grabbed control early and never let up, posting a 108-98 victory over Columbian to notch a third straight win and reclaim the solo lead in 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH sports agencies HypeSportspH, EMBM join forces PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants In a match-up between teams without dominant big men, the Fuel Masters ran every chance they got, playing fluidly throughout and holding sizeable leads to deal the hard-fighting Dyip their first loss in two games.Their third straight victory sealed the franchise’s best-ever start for the Fuel Masters, who are playing with a mission this conference after losing a twice-to-beat privilege to Meralco in the Governors’ Cup quarterfinals just a couple of months back.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTo its credit, Columbian proved a tough nut to crack, with the Dyip showing that their 124-118 upset of four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer two weeks ago was not a flash-in-the-pan performance. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations MOST READ View commentslast_img read more