Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable Receive email alerts Crédits: El Popular Organisation RSF_en December 4, 2019 Find out more to go further News News PeruAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ViolenceFreedom of expression PeruAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ViolenceFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Peruvian judicial authorities to quickly identify those responsible for the shocking murder of a radio presenter who was shot dead in mid-broadcast in Camaná, in the southern region of Arequipa, on 20 November. Follow the news on Peru November 22, 2016 Peru- Radio presenter shot dead in mid-broadcast Hernán Choquepata Ordóñez, also known as “Randy” Ordóñez, was shot in the head by at least one gunman who stormed into Radio La Ribereña as Ordóñez was presenting a music programme. The presenter, who was alone in the studio at the time, died while being rushed to hospital. In a programme called “Habla el Pueblo,” Ordóñez interviewed local residents who often complained about the region’s elected authorities. Ordóñez himself was also often openly critical of local leaders during his broadcasts, lambasting the mayors of Camaná and the nearby town of Mariscal Cáceres the week before his murder. “The leading hypothesis for those investigating this crime must be that the motive was linked to the victim’s work as a journalist,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. “The authorities cannot allow this murder to go unpunished and fade into oblivion. It was an attack on the entire Peruvian media.” According to colleagues at Radio La Ribereña, Ordóñez recently received death threats and had reported the threats to the police. Peru is ranked 84th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. April 1, 2020 Find out more News Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting News Help by sharing this information February 10, 2017 Find out more
January 18, 2021
The Public Theater has announced its 2014-15 season, which will include the world premieres of three new musicals: Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s The Total Bent, Michael Friedman and Itamar Moses’ The Fortress of Solitude, and the previously announced Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. Also joining the lineup will be Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks’ Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3). Additionally, the Under the Radar Festival, now in its 11th season, will present a 12-day international theater collective showcasing cutting-edge plays from around the world. The Public’s Public Forum series will return for its fifth season, and the Public’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit will once again tour in November, bringing free Shakespeare to the community prior to a sit-down engagement at The Public. Michael Friedman and Daniel Aukin’s musical The Fortress of Solitude will run from September 30 through November 2. Conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin and based on the Jonathan Lethem novel, the tuner tells the coming-of-age story of two superhero-obsessed teenagers who believe that maybe, just maybe, they could fly. The season kicks off in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, featuring a score by Todd Almond. Helmed by Lear deBessonet, the production will run for three nights only from September 5 through September 7 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The 2014-15 season will also include a theatrical run of Rock Bottom, a show by Bridget Everett, Tony-winning songwriting duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, Adam Horovitz and Matt Ray, at Joe’s Pub. The production was originally commissioned as part of The Joe’s Pub 2013 New York Voices series. Finally, spoken word artist and Tony winner Lemon Anderson’s Toast will return to the Public after previously being presented at The Public’s Under the Radar Festival. Directed by Elise Thoron, the play weaves characters from black oral narratives into a story about men trying to live free in a system—and a world—designed to keep them chained. Toast will run from April 2, 2015 through April 19. Following The Fortress of Solitude will be the Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks. Jo Bonney directs the drama, which is comprised of three plays presented in a single performance, following a slave who must decide whether to join his master on the Confederate battlefield in exchange for a promise of freedom. Straight White Men, written and directed by Young Jean Lee, will receive its New York Premiere from November 6 through December 7. With a cast featuring Austin Pendleton, Scott Shepherd, Pete Simpson and James Stanley, the play explores the value of being a straight white man when identity is the cornerstone of ones worth and privilege is increasingly problematic. View Comments Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the creators of Passing Strange, will reunite to bring the world premiere of their new musical The Total Bent to the Public stage from March 3, 2015 through April 5. Directed by Joanna Settle, the tuner explores the passions that divide a gospel star and his songwriting son as they make their music and make their choice between salvation and selling out.
December 20, 2020
The number 10 shirt of the Brazilian military has a history in football. No less than Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé, put it on. In the 5th Military World Games, played in Rio de Janeiro, the man that has the honor and challenge to wear it is Sergeant Fabio Augusto de Castro. At 39, he has plenty of experience to accept the challenge. As a kid he, played football. In 1993, at age 19, he joined the professional club team of Flamengo alongside the likes of international stars Djalminha and Marcelinho Carioca. After three years at the Rio club, he went on to other big Brazilian clubs such as Atletico Mineiro, Botafogo and Corinthians, in addition to playing abroad in Europe in Russia and Sweden. In 2009, after returning from Scandinavia, Fabio Augusto joined the military and has since represented his country in football. Wearing the number 10 shirt for the Brazilian military doesn’t add any additional pressure. “It’s because I do not have to compare myself with Pelé He is the greatest and I’m just someone here to help the team win the gold,” said Fabio Augusto, who started in the first two matches for Brazil against Algeria and Suriname. Changes Two years into his Army career, Fabio Augusto sees clear differences between that of a professional football player and a soldier. “When I played, I used to get someone to fix my equipment. Here, in the Army, I have to do it myself. These are things I’m still getting used to, but its ok,” he said. In addition, team spirit is also highlighted. “There is no ego on the team. Everybody talks to everybody,”said Fabio Augusto. And what of Pelé? The Soldier became Nascimento Pele in 1959, when he turned 18. He was called up to represent Brazil in the South American Military Championships with other military members of the Sixth Motorized Coastal Artillery Group. With Pelé, the group was crowned champions. In the championship game, Brazil faced Argentina and won 2 to 1, giving Pele another win on his resume. By Dialogo July 19, 2011
December 18, 2020
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Marquise BrahamThe family of a Queens teenager who they say committed suicide two weeks ago in Uniondale over hazing rituals at his Pennsylvania university fraternity hopes his story serves as a wake-up call.Marquise Braham, an 18-year-old freshman at Penn State Altoona, had jumped to his death from the roof of the Long Island Marriot the night of Friday, March 14. His family, who are holding services on LI for the Rosedale teen starting Thursday, suspects that his suicide stemmed from pledging with Phi Sigma Kappa.“It’s what happened in Altoona that sent him off the roof of the Marriott in New York,” the teen’s father, Rich Braham, told Altoona Mirror, the local newspaper covering the western Keystone State college town. “It’s clear he didn’t want to go back there.”The family has given the teen’s cell phone and laptop computer to Nassau County police, who are turning the evidence over to Logan township police, authorities said. The university and national chapter of the fraternity have both reportedly suspended the local chapter, meaning it can’t take on new pledges pending completion of the probes.“We’re hearing rumors, but at this point that’s what they are to us until we can prove them,” Ron Heller, chief of Logan township police, told the Press. “We’re looking at a whole gambit of things.”Heller said that aside from possible violations of Pennsylvania anti-hazing law, if there’s evidence that Braham killed himself out of duress from his alleged involvement in hazing, then charges could be filed under the state’s assisted suicide law, too. He noted that his investigators have interviewed two people so far, but the teen’s frat brothers have hired attorneys.Braham, who had graduated from Kellenberg Memorial High School—a block from the hotel where he took his life—was home on spring break at the time of his death.Mike Paul, the family spokesman, said that Braham had become part of the Altoona frat’s leadership as the chapter’s secretary while in his second semester, which he noted is rare.“The Braham family has two goals: to find out and share the whole truth…as to what caused their son to take his own life, and to allow fellow parents and students at Penn State and nationwide to learn the truth about what is happening within fraternities,” said Paul, who also had a message for the teen’s frat-mates.“If you can go to sleep at night and say, ‘the fraternity and hazing had absolutely nothing to do with this,’ you go ahead and do that,” Paul said. “But if you’re up at night…it will eat you up the rest of your life. This is not a short-term thing….tell the truth to law enforcement, the truth will set you free.”Wake services for Braham are scheduled for 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Park Funeral Chapel, 2175 Jericho Tpke. in Garden City Park. His funeral is slated for 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Snows, 258-15 80th Ave. in Floral Park.The family requests donations be made in his memory to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention here.
November 20, 2020
– Advertisement – The Geekbench listing was first spotted by 91Mobiles and independently verified by Gadgets 360.Back in August, a report suggested that the rumoured Samsung Galaxy A12 will have a 32GB and a 64GB storage model, with 3GB of RAM. There could be another RAM variant as well. It was also said that the phone will carry the same LCD display as well as the triple rear camera system present in Galaxy A11, but may come with a larger battery. The report also claimed that the Galaxy A12 could be offered in black, blue, red, and white colour options.Earlier this month, a report by MySmartPrice stated that the Galaxy A12 was spotted on the NFC certification website, suggesting that it could come with NFC support as well.- Advertisement – As of now, Samsung has not shared any information on the Galaxy A12 and it’s unclear when the phone will be launched.Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. – Advertisement – Samsung Galaxy A12 has been reportedly spotted on Geekbench with model number SM-A125F. The phone will be a follow up to Samsung Galaxy A11 that was launched in May this year. The Geekbench listing for Samsung Galaxy A12 shows a 3GB RAM variant that is powered by the MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) SoC. The phone first came under the spotlight back in August and at the time, it was speculated that it could come with two storage options and a triple rear camera setup.The Geekbench listing shows a Samsung phone with model number SM-A125F, believed to be Samsung Galaxy A12. It runs on Android 10 and is powered by the octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) SoC. The phone is listed with 3GB RAM. No other RAM variants were mentioned. The purported Galaxy A12 scored 169 in single-core and 1,001 in multi-core benchmarks.- Advertisement –
October 19, 2020
But copies of the emergency regulations leaked to Israeli media showed that police would be able to retrieve location data of coronavirus carriers — as well as quarantined people — from phone companies, without a court order.The Shin Bet would also be able to use the location data of coronavirus carriers for the 14 days preceding their diagnosis “to identify their routes and the people with whom they came in contact with,” the leaked material said. The government “authorized the Shin Bet to put its advanced technologies in the service of the national effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus,” a Shin Bet statement said Tuesday.A Shin Bet spokesperson separately told AFP that the policy has taken “immediate” effect. “The Shin Bet is aware this is a task that goes beyond its routine anti-terror activities,” Shin Bet chief Nadav Argaman said in the agency’s statement, adding that “oversight and regulating mechanisms” had been established. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office refused to provide details about the monitoring techniques to be used. Israel’s internal security agency Shin Bet said Tuesday it has been mandated to collect information about citizens to fight the spread of the deadly coronavirus, a task it was undertaking with “immediate” effect.Involvement of the spy agency in tackling the pandemic has raised concerns about adherence to democratic norms, with one legal expert fearing it harms “trust and legitimacy” and an analyst describing it as a “dangerous precedent”.The measure was approved by the government under emergency regulations, overriding a parliamentary committee that on Monday had withheld final approval, saying it needed more time to ensure proper safeguarding. ‘Cloak & dagger’ Argaman said the information would be given to the health ministry and not stored by the Shin Bet. Gabi Ashkenazi, who heads the parliamentary committee that withheld approval, said Tuesday that using Shin Bet against the virus was not appropriate “without parliamentary and public supervision.”Ashkenazi, a member of the Blue and White coalition that rivals Netanyahu’s Likud party, called for a new foreign and defence committee to “implement the supervision necessary by law.”Netanyahu’s cabinet had approved the move at his behest on Sunday, before it moved to parliament for consideration.Netanyahu defended his later emergency move, saying that “even an hour’s delay using these tools could lead to the death of many Israelis”.In a statement, the premier’s office also claimed parliamentary deliberations could have taken “many days.”He and his attorney general therefore “swiftly” approved the emergency measures that are valid for 14 days, during which time lawmakers can express their reservations. Michael Birnhack, a law professor at Tel Aviv University, said the coronavirus crisis has been steered into a security issue.”Instead of trust and solidarity [‘do you agree we check your location?’] we’ve gone into cloak and dagger, suspicion lack of trust,” he wrote on Twitter.”It might be efficient but it harms trust and legitimacy,” he said. “The intentions here are good, but the path is problematic. The fear is this will remain long after the crisis is over.”Speaking before the emergency regulations, Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler of the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI) said involving Shin Bet would set “a dangerous precedent” that risked being a precursor to interventions in other sectors.A security official told AFP on Monday the Shin Bet would not conduct “active penetration into phones” and “there won’t be cyber-attacks.”Netanyahu’s continued tenure as premier is uncertain, with President Reuven Rivlin on Monday formally handing centrist rival Benny Gantz a mandate to try to form a new government.Gantz has been given 28 days to put together a coalition, after he garnered recommendations from 61 out of 120 lawmakers on Sunday, in the wake of an election held on March 2 – Israel’s third national polls within a year. Topics :