Government maintains ban on Amazonian radio station silenced since June

first_img News “No-body is fooled by the reasons advanced by the government for silencing La Voz de Bagua Grande. This comes after recent clashes in the Amazonian region between government forces and the indigenous population,” the organisation said.“Several voices, both within the police and the government, have accused the station of encouraging the riots. If this accusation was well-founded, why resort to administrative and technical arguments to justify revoking the broadcast licence of La Voz de Bagua Grande? It is an act of censorship and intimidation. We call on the government to keep its own word and to allow the station the right to resume broadcasting”, it said.The radio station’s licence was cancelled by ministerial decree on 8 June, but since 13 March 2007 it has had a ten-year frequency concession. This agreement allowed La Voz de Bagua Grande a 12-month period for authorisation and installation. The station director, Carlos Flores Borja, said he sent the ministry the documents required for certification on 29 January. This letter, supported by the municipality of Utcubamba, also said that the radio’s initial site had had to be changed for safety reasons. The ministry used this reason on 31 December 2008 to cancel the frequency authorisation before the end of the probationary period.In fact, La Voz de Bagua Grande has been in the government’s sights since the clashes that shook the Amazon region at the start of June. At the height of the rioting, on 5 June, in which around 30 people died, the interior minister, Mercedes Cabanillas, publicly threatened to close the radio along with Radio Oriente, another station based in Yurimaguas, for their alleged “support” for violence against the security forces. “The closure of Radio Oriente following that of La Voz de Bagua Grande appears to provide extra evidence of a serious press freedom violation on the part of the government”, Reporters Without Borders concluded.(Photo : FENAMAD) Receive email alerts December 4, 2019 Find out more News News —————Reporters Without Borders today condemned as “bogus” and “dishonest” technical and official explanations given by the Ministry of Transport and Communications for banning broadcasting by the radio station La Voz de Bagua Grande in the town of the same name in Peru’s north-west.The worldwide press freedom organisation called on the government, unhappy at the media’s support for recent indigenous peoples’ demonstrations, to respect rules for the station’s approval including time limits fixed by itself. Organisation PeruAmericas News to go further February 10, 2017 Find out morecenter_img September 21, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government maintains ban on Amazonian radio station silenced since June Follow the news on Peru RSF_en Help by sharing this information April 1, 2020 Find out more Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) has maintained its arbitrary ban on Radio La Voz de Bagua, a station based in Peru’s northern Amazonas region, refusing on 15 September to allow it to resume broadcasting. The station has been stripped of its licence since 8 June.Radio La Voz de Bagua was accused of inciting violence in June during an outbreak of protests and rioting by local indigenous groups and clashes with the security forces. Reporters Without Borders believes the charges are unfounded.According to the Institute for Press and Society (IPYS), a Peruvian NGO, the radio station has received three more communications from the ministry since July – two demands for the payment of fines for broadcasting violations in 2005 and 2007 and a legal notice concerning an irregularity in March of this year. Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable PeruAmericas last_img read more

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B’way Grosses: On Your Feet! Turns Box Office Beat Around

first_imgThe up-beat Gloria and Emilio Estefan tuner On Your Feet! opened on Broadway on November 5, and it has since had an impressive audience hearing percussion. The musical just concluded its highest grossing week at $1,317,026, just shy of hitting the top five by revenue and capacity (94.46%). The new revival of Fiddler on the Roof began previews at the Broadway Theatre on November 20 and managed to play to virtually full houses for its first three performances. Meanwhile, Dames at Sea hit a box office low at $127,071. Producers announced earlier today that the musical will leave the Broadway port on January 3, 2016, and that a national tour is set for 2017.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending November 22:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($1,712,500)2. Wicked ($1,508,157)3. Hamilton ($1,450,763)4. The Book of Mormon ($1,402,842)5. Aladdin ($1,348,847)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Sylvia ($317,033)4. Fool for Love ($294,995)3. Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games ($294,808)2. Hand to God ($162,974)1. Dames at Sea ($127,071)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (101.96%)2. Hamilton (101.58%)3. Fiddler on the Roof (99.80%)**4. The Lion King (97.69%)5. China Doll (94.96%)*UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Allegiance (59.85%)4. Jersey Boys (54.50%)3. Dames at Sea (40.09%)2. Hand to God (37.74%)1. Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games (34.42%)* Number based on seven preview performances**Number based on three preview performancesSource: The Broadway League View Commentslast_img read more

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KESRICK WHO?

first_imgKohli destroys West Indies in opening T20I(ESPNCRICINFO) – AN unmistakable sign of greatness shone through as Virat Kohli sealed India’s sixth straight successful chase at home, their second-highest successful one overall.For a large part of the chase, Kohli kept fighting himself, unable to find his touch, but he found a way to turn a start of a nine-ball-three and a run-a-ball 20 in a two-run-a-ball chase into a match-winning 94 off 50. And he didn’t play all that well.Let it sink in. That’s greatness right there.Animated, furious at himself and the opposition, Kohli had a capacity crowd live the chase with him.At one point, he hit a six and mocked Kesrick Williams’ signature celebration wherein he pulls out an imaginary notebook from his pocket and pretends to strike off the batsman’s name.Shimron Hetmyer slog-sweeps powerfully. (BCCI)This was a rare high-scoring T20 match where the side scoring fewer runs in boundaries ended up winning. India managed 120 in boundaries as compared to West Indies’ 134, but West Indies made up for it with the extras they conceded: 21 to India’s four, not counting leg-byes, which are not a sign of ordinary discipline.The last time India won the toss, they chose to bat against South Africa, knowing fully well defending is their weaker suit, especially in dewy conditions.That, though, was with a series lead in hand.In the series opener against West Indies, they stuck to chasing. West Indies knew they had their task cut out.From the moment Evin Lewis got stuck into Washington Sundar in the first over, West Indies were on a mission to get themselves a defendable total. It didn’t matter that Lendl Simmons fell in Deepak Chahar’s first over. Brandon King hit the third ball he faced for four. Nor did Lewis’ wicket for 40 off 17 in the sixth over slow them down. When King fell in the 11th over, Shimron Hetmyer immediately hit Ravindra Jadeja for four.It seemed India may have missed a trick not bowling the legspin of Yuzvendra Chahal the moment Kieron Pollard walked out. It was 107 for 3 after 11 when Chahal could have exploited Pollard’s weakness against leg-spin.Instead Shivam Dube was hit for 13, and Jadeja for 12 in the next. However, by getting the wickets of Hetmyer and Pollard in the 18th over, Chahal may have made sure West Indies don’t make an absolute killing of the final few overs. Jason Holder’s nine-ball-24, though, took them to a total India have never chased successfully before.Dew was going to play a part, but India still needed a quick start to this chase. Back as opener in Shikhar Dhawan’s absence, KL Rahul provided just that. He went after Holder in the second over, and then made sure India didn’t fall streets behind when Kohli struggled for a start upon the early dismissal of Rohit Sharma. Along the way he became the third-fastest to 1000 T20 international runs in terms of innings taken to get there.At the other end, though, Kohli was just not himself. But in being that, he was more himself than he can ever be. At every shank, he kept admonishing himself. Then he tried harder, and shanked harder. West Indies, generous with wides, were smart with their changes of pace.Perhaps a word or three flew too. A border-line no-ball call for height went West Indies’ way. Kohli reacted to everything, especially to the bowlers’ interaction with him. Many a great batsman are known to go in their shell and only respond to chirping once the job is done, but Kohli was thriving on it.All we know is Kohli was not happy, and he was willing himself to concentrate harder. Reading body language is usually fraught with risks, but you could obviously say Kohli on this night was in some other zone. And with every single he took, the asking rate went up.At the halfway mark, India needed to go at 11.9 an over. Hayden Walsh then bowled a lovely over but Kohli got away with an inside edge for four. In the next over, Holder set him up for the slower bouncer, which has brought him success with Kohli before, but this top edge sailed over for six. Then he smacked a full toss for four and fought with the umpires for a no-ball. The man was fighting every inch, hyper aware of everything.In the 13th over, Williams bowled two no-balls, but it was still obvious that Kohli was struggling for timing against him. Amid all this, Rahul drilled Khary Pierre straight to long-off. India still needed 78 off 39, and Kohli had only just begun to find his bearings.India promoted Rishabh Pant, which brought them double dividend. Apart from the right-left combination, it meant the leg-spinner Walsh didn’t bowl anymore. And Pant made sure of that with the first ball he faced, getting down on a knee and smacking Pierre for six. Kohli fed off it, and went after Holder in the next over. Nineteen runs came off five balls, and at 55 required off 34, India’s win probability had gone from 27 to 73 according to Cricinfo’s forecaster.Trying big hits, Pant and Shreyas Iyer fell to keep West Indies interested but Kohli was never going to come back with the chase unfinished. Not on this night!last_img read more

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Lakers mostly closing out games with young lineup

first_img“It was just, ‘I’m going to see what you (young) guys can do. I’m going to leave you in there,’” Scott said. “With guys like Jordan especially, this is great experience for him. He’s going to go through some heartaches and some growing pains going through it, but at the end of the day, he has to gain that experience.”Clarkson has since averaged 12.9 points and 3.3 assists through six starts. But Clarkson missed a potential game-winner on Friday against Orlando in regulation. “We’re trying to stay ready when our number is called,” Lin said. “We can’t control everything else that’s going on.”But moments earlier, Lin touted about the bench’s collective experience. “Once you’ve been through it all and have those experiences,” “ Lin said, “it helps you down the road when you face certain obstacles.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error It did not help against Milwaukee, however. Hence, why it seems understandable Scott has mostly geared toward leaning on his younger players. With wins harder to come by, Scott will spend the rest of the season leaning on his young starting lineup in hopes to accelerate their learning curve. “Obviously we are trying to develop the young guys which once upon a time we were young guys. I understand the process,” said Boozer, a former two-time All-Star. “It is tough when you know you could be out there and help your team. But at the same time it is a developmental period.”center_img CLEVELAND — The Lakers insist they are not tanking.But ever since Kobe Bryant injured his right shoulder and soon needed season-ending surgery two weeks ago, the Lakers have shown through their actions that they care more right now about developing players than winning games. The Lakers (13-37) enter Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers (31-21) at Quicken Loans Arena with a starting lineup that averages only 1.6 years of total NBA experience. It includes two rookies (Jordan Clarkson, andTarik Black), a second-year player (Ryan Kelly) and a third-year player (Robert Sacre). Lakers shooting guard Wayne Ellington, in his sixth NBA season, is the starter with the most experience.Lakers coach Byron Scott leaned on a bench unit that included Ed Davis, Carlos Boozer, Nick Young and Jeremy Lin to close out the team’s eventual overtime loss on Wednesday in Milwaukee. But ever since losing the ultimate closer in Bryant, Scott has used the six other games since his injury to allow his young crop of players to play in crunch time. last_img read more

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