Municipal police officers told to get rid of newspaper editor

first_img News May 5, 2021 Find out more Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Organisation to go further MexicoAmericas Reporters Without Borders today condemned death threats allegedly made by the muncipal police chief of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, in the southern state of Chiapas, against Concepción Villafuerte, the editor of the local daily La Foja Coleta, and it urged the state authorities to take action.“We call on Chiapas governor Pablo Salazar to react quickly to protect Villafuerte and we hope he will make this gesture in support of press freedom now after getting ‘gag laws’ passed last year increasing censorship and penalties for defamation in his state,” the organisation said.In press release circulated anonymously in Tuxtla Gutiérrez on 17 October, local police officers alleged that they were the victims of abuse of authority, corruption and embezzlement by their superiors, above all muncipal police chief Mariano Rosales Zuarth.The release also alleged that, while inebriated, Rosales ordered Superintendent Deonicio Elevit Nolaesco to get rid of Villafuerte if she continued to write in La Foja Coleta or any other newspaper, telling him to run her over with a car to make it look like an accident. Mention was also made of threats being made against Enoc Gordillo, a journalists who contributes to various news media in the nearby city of San Cristóbal de las Casas.La Foja Coleta, which is known for exposing alleged irregularities by regional officials, has in recent days been covering the problems of police officers, including extortion within the force, low wages and lack of uniforms, and it ran an open letter on 20 October reproducing the main points of the anonymous release.Rosales reportedly reacted by filing a complaint against the journalists and police officers responsible for the allegations. The authorities however have said they are unaware of this complaint.Meanwhile, two representatives of the Chiapas state prosecutor’s office went to Villafuerte’s home to inform her that Rosales is the subject of an investigation.Villafuerte’s home was already the target of a shooting attack on 22 April 2003. Nine 9 mm bullets were found at the scene afterwards. News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News October 25, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Municipal police officers told to get rid of newspaper editor May 13, 2021 Find out more Reports Reporters Without Borders condemns death threats allegedly made by the police chief of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (in Chiapas) against Concepción Villafuerte, the editor of the local daily La Foja Coleta, after it reported claims by police officers that they were the victims of abuse of authority by their superiors. Villafuerte’s home was already the target of a shooting attack in 2003. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Help by sharing this information RSF_en Follow the news on Mexico Receive email alerts MexicoAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

LIT and MIC running free Summer camps for next generation entrepreneurs

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Empower Summer CampTHIS Summer two free Summer camps will be run in Limerick and Tipperary to empower the next generation of young entrepreneurs and innovators.The HEA funded summer camps which are facilitated by Limerick Institute of Technology in partnership with Mary Immaculate College are designed to encourage and develop young people and their passion for innovation and creativity skills.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking about the Empower summer camps, Gillian Barry, Head of Innovation and Enterprise at LIT, welcomes the collaboration between LIT and MIC and how it will enhance the skills of the youth.Empower Summer Camp with LIT and MIC“Every young person we work with has the potential to solve problems, to create, disrupt and impact our future in a positive way – to be the next generation of change makers. For that to be fully realised it needs to be nurtured and developed. To power that potential we have created this high quality, educational, activity based programme,“Empower promises to be a week-long immersive, social and fun experience whilst also challenging the young people who sign up as they develop valuable skills as well as make friendships for life,” she said.The camps are aimed at post primary school students and will take place on both the LIT and MIC campuses in Limerick and Thurles and include field trips as well.The Limerick camps kicks off on June 17th and you can register at www.lit.ie/RDI/Empower. Advertisement Twitter NewsBusinessLIT and MIC running free Summer camps for next generation entrepreneursBy Meghann Scully – May 31, 2019 200 Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSEmpowerinnovationKeepingLimerickPostedlimerickLITMICSummer campyouth Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Previous articleFirst directly elected mayor vote could take place in 2021Next articleThree killed in Loughill crash Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more