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Death threats against two journalists from daily La Nación

first_imgNews December 4, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information News November 19, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world July 6, 2020 Find out more The threats came within the space of a few days against reporters Germán de los Santos and Leonel Rodriguez following their reporting on organized crime and on a sex abuse case involving a local official.De los Santos, the paper’s correspondent in Rosario, has for years been investigating drug traffickers in Santa Fe province, in the country’s north. On 13 November, one of the criminal gangs called the reporter repeatedly to threaten him with death. The caller gave detailed descriptions of de los Santos’ daily comings and goings in detail and told him to drop his reporting on organized crime.De los Santos filed an official complaint, and the government provided him with a police escort. The governor of Santa Fe, himself the target of an attack in October of last year, condemned the threats and expressed his solidarity with the journalist.The threats against de los Santos followed by only a few days a similar move against another journalist from La Nación. On 8 November, Leonel Rodriguez, who is based in La Banda, in Santiago del Estero province, also in the north, reported that unknown persons left a miniature coffin in front of his parents’ home.According to Rodriguez, the threat stemmed from his coverage of a sex abuse case involving a local official. Rodriguez said he received a series of threatening messages from false accounts on Facebook, telling him to stop investigating the case.“Reporters Without Borders condemns the threats against the journalists from La Nación,” said Claire San Filippo, head of the organization’s Americas desk. “The Argentine government must absolutely conduct a thorough investigation and prosecute those responsible. Threats to journalists amount to violations of their basic rights. In addition, threats pose a danger to freedom of expression, as recognized by the Organization of American States’ Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression.”November has also seen another serious blow to information freedom. Germán Sasso, director La Brújula 24, a radio station and website, faces legal proceedings for refusing to disclose his sources.Sasso broadcast wiretapped phone conversations recorded in a money-laundering and drug trafficking case in which police and government officials are implicated. Source confidentiality is fundamental to press freedom and must never be subject to legal challenge.Argentine ranks 55th of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index. ArgentinaAmericas to go furthercenter_img Receive email alerts On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites ArgentinaAmericas Organisation November 19, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Death threats against two journalists from daily La Nación News News Follow the news on Argentinalast_img read more

June 12, 2021 0

Kenya, Ethiopia join expanding list of African states with coronavirus

first_imgKenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Guinea and Mauritania all confirmed their first cases of the new coronavirus on Friday, giving the disease a foothold in 19 countries on the African continent.Africa had until now largely been spared the rapid spread of COVID-19, which has infected at least 135,000 people and killed around 5,000 worldwide.Most of Africa’s reported cases were foreigners or people who had travelled abroad. Rapid testing and quarantines have been put in place to limit transmission. Senegal confirmed 11 new cases on Friday, raising the total in that West African nation to 21. Its health ministry said 16 had been infected by the same man who had returned from Italy.Among those confirming first cases on Friday, Kenya is the richest economy in East Africa and a hub for global companies and the United Nations, while Ethiopia is Africa’s second-most populous nation, with 109 million people. Addis Ababa and Nairobi are regional transit hubs.In Nairobi, the Kenyan authorities banned all major public events and said they would restrict foreign travel. The mayor of Addis Ababa urged citizens to avoid close personal contact but Ethiopia’s health minister said there were no plans to cancel flights.Travellers fall sick Kenyan Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said the country’s first case, a 27-year-old Kenyan, was diagnosed on Thursday after travelling home via London on March 5.He said the government had traced most of the people she had been in contact with, including fellow passengers on her flight, and a government response team would monitor their temperatures for the next two weeks.The Ethiopian case was a 48-year old Japanese national who arrived in Ethiopia on March 4, the health ministry said.Guinea’s first case was an employee of the European Union delegation who had self-isolated after she felt ill upon returning from Europe, the EU delegation said.Sudan’s first confirmed coronavirus case was a man who died on Thursday in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, the Health Ministry said. He had visited the United Arab Emirates in the first week of March.Halting the spread Kenyan Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said the government had suspended all public gatherings, sporting events, open-air religious meetings and events “of a huge public nature”. Schools will remain open but inter-school events were suspended.Public transport operators must install hand sanitizers in their vehicles and clean them regularly, Kagwe said, while foreign travel would be restricted.Soon after the announcement, shoppers in one Nairobi supermarket were buying up cart loads of staples such as maize flour and water, as well as hand sanitizers and soap.Kenya Airways suspended flights to China last month and on Thursday added Rome and Geneva to the list of suspended destinations.Kenya, which relies heavily on Asian imports, has seen disruptions to its supply chain and a decline in tourism, an important source of hard currency and jobs.”We are going to be hit badly,” Tourism Minister Najib Balala told journalists.The Nairobi Securities Exchange halted trading in the afternoon after the main NSE 20 share index dropped by more than 5% following the news.Mauritius, an island nation off the coast of East Africa whose economy depends on tourism and financial services, has yet to report any COVID-19 cases but said it was offering liquidity to banks to support struggling firms hit by the impact of the virus and cutting banks’ cash reserve requirements. But concerns are growing about the continent’s ability to handle the disease.Cases have been reported in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Senegal, Togo, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia.Mauritania’s health ministry said late on Friday that its first coronavirus patient is a European man – nationality not specified – who had returned to Nouakchott on March 9 and had since been in quarantine.The numbers of cases in most of the countries are still in single figures.center_img Topics :last_img read more

October 19, 2020 0