Attacks and threats force two radio stations off the air

first_img Follow the news on Haïti October 30, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Attacks and threats force two radio stations off the air Organisation HaïtiAmericas RSF_en Help by sharing this information Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today condemned a shooting attack on an independent radio station in the Haitian capital on 28 October and the threats that forced a provincial radio station off the air the day before, and the organisation called on the government to protect journalists and carry out investigations to establish who was responsible for the violence.”Once again we ask the Haitian authorities to put an end to the impunity enjoyed by those who attack the news media,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “It is especially worrying that this latest violence follows verbal attacks on the press by government officials and supporters,” he said.In the attack on privately-owned Radio Caraïbes in Port-au-Prince on 28 October, gunmen used automatic weapons to fire on the outside of the building, causing considerable damage to its facade and to the car of the station’s sports reporter, Harold Domond. No one was hurt, however.Witnesses said the gunmen came in a car with official plates. News editor Jean-Elie Moléus told AFP yesterday that Radio Caraïbes often received threats. The station suspended its broadcast briefly after the attack.Radio Maxima, a privately-owned station in the northern city of Cap-Haitien, suspended its news programming on 27 October after receiving threats from government supporters, its management said. The station’s director, Jean Robert Lalanne, is a local leader of the opposition, which has been calling for President Aristide’s departure for the past year.A report posted on the website of the independent Radio Métropole on 22 October said government criticism of the press has been mounting in the past few weeks. The report quoted remarks made the previous day by Prime Minister Yvon Neptune implying that the press did not report the news accurately.In a ranking of 166 countries worldwide according to respect for press freedom, published by Reporters Without Borders on 20 October, Haiti was placed in 100th position, among the lowest in the western hemisphere. Journalists working for independent news media are often threatened or physically attacked.Since 2000, some 30 journalists have gone into exile and two have been killed: Jean Dominique, the director of Radio Haïti Inter (on 3 April 2000) and Brignol Lindor of Radio Echo 2000 (on 3 December 2001). HaïtiAmericas to go furthercenter_img News Another journalist murdered in Haiti News News June 11, 2019 Find out more October 11, 2019 Find out more News Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti November 14, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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UPDATE – Four arrests following cross border hijack investigation

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter By News Highland – March 5, 2019 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Google+ Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Four men have been arrested following a cross border hijacking incident.Gardai in Letterkenny were alerted by Police in Derry yesterday afternoon that a white van had been hijacked and that the culprits had made their way across the border.The van was observed by Gardai in Donegal and a pursuit ensued to no avail however a member of the public later reported the van acting suspiciously in Muff and Gardai subsequently arrested two males.The occupants of grey Audi which was also involved in the incident were also apprehended by police after being initially sighted in Redcastle.Sgt. Eunan Walsh says this case proves that information from the public is invaluable:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/hijack1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.UPDATE – Meanwhile, the PSNI in Derry have confirmed that following reports of the theft of tools and the hijacking of a vehicle in the area yesterday afternoon, a 35 year old man has been charged with a number of offences including Hijacking, theft and common assault.He is appearing at Derry Magistrates Court this afternoon..A 26 year old man who was also arrested remains in custody at this time. UPDATE – Four arrests following cross border hijack investigation Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterestcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Previous articleAaron Kyles is Donegal’s new Coaching and Games Development ManagerNext articleDurkan explains decision to contest Euro elections in Dublin News Highland Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

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Herbert sweeps Wheatshocker Nationals at RPM

first_imgBy Mike HughesHAYS, Kan. (July 16-17) – Brian Herbert pulled off a sweep in the annual Wheatshocker Nation­als at RPM Speedway during the Ellis County Fair races.In the Sunday night United Rebel Sprint Series main event, Jed Warner looked to have the $2,000 winner’s check in sight. Warner took the lead from Koby Walters on the second lap of the 30-lap event.Warner pulled away following a lap four restart and continued to lead at the halfway mark. With four laps to go, Tracy Hill came to a stop to bring out a caution. Herbert, who was running se­cond, took advantage on the restart and shot to the lead and held on for the win. Walters finished se­cond, followed by Luke Cranston, Darren Berry and Mike Peters.Herbert had inherited the win on Saturday after John Carney failed post-race tech. Zach Blurton, Warner, Walters and Cranston rounding out the top five.Feature ResultsSaturday – 1. Brian Herbert; 2. Zach Blurton; 3. Jeff Warner; 4. Koby Walters; 5. Luke Cranston; 6. Darren Berry; 7. Keefe Hemel; 8. Lance Davis; 9. John Webster; 10. Steve Richardson; 11. Kaden Taylor; 12. Jeff Radcliffe; 13. Kris Moore; 14. Tracy Hill; 15. Austin McClean; 16. Ryan Wal­ters; 17. Jeremy Huish; 18. Nate Berry; 19. Mike Peters.Sunday – 1. Herbert; 2. Walters; 3. Cranston; 4. Darren Berry; 5. Peters; 6. Jake Bubak; 7. Blurton; 8. Ty Williams; 9. Jed Warner; 10. Hemel; 11. Webster; 12. Huish; 13. Richardson; 14. Hill; 15. Radcliffe; 16. John Carney II; 17. Davis; 18. Nate Berry; 19. J.D. Johnson; 20. Taylor Ve­lasquez.last_img read more

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