Arson attack forces Salta province radio station off the air, one injured

first_img Help by sharing this information to go further News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia July 6, 2020 Find out more Organisation November 19, 2020 Find out more News ArgentinaAmericas Radio FM Cerrillos, a local station based in San José de los Cerrillos, in the northern province of Salta, has been off the air since 2 a.m. on 24 August, when unidentified attackers stole its 300-watt transmitter and set fire to its studios, located beside the home of its director, Carlos Villanueva.The fire destroyed Villanueva’s garage and part of his house, as well as the radio station. Villanueva’s son Enzo had to be hospitalised with burns and smoke inhalation after trying to put out the blaze. His condition is stable.“We express our solidarity with the Villanueva family and FM Cerrillos’ employees while we await a final estimate of the damages sustained by the radio station,” Reporters Without Borders said. “As well as the station’s reconstruction, we stress the need to neglect no hypothesis in the investigation into the motives and identity of those responsible for the attack.”The press freedom organisation added: “The investigation must not ignore the serious conflict that exists between the radio station and the municipal authorities even we cannot say more about this conflict for the time being. Villanueva and his family must also be given the required protection.”According to the Forum of Argentine Journalism (FOPEA), Villanueva told regional news media he was convinced that the attack was an act of political revenge by San José de los Cerrillos mayor Rubén Corimayo, whom he had accused of mismanagement. Corimayo has meanwhile publicly condemned the attack on FM Cerrillos and has denied any involvement.Villanueva has provisionally estimated the losses at 65,000 pesos (13,000 euros). Around 200 people demonstrated yesterday evening in support of Villanueva.(Photo : El Nuevo Diario de Salta) RSF_en center_img News Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites August 26, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arson attack forces Salta province radio station off the air, one injured News Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Receive email alerts Follow the news on Argentina ArgentinaAmericas December 4, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Cricket Review Panel report must be addressed with greater urgency … says Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves

first_imgGREATER urgency is needed to address the recommendations of the Cricket Review Panel, Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves told reporters yesterday.Speaking with the media briefly at the conclusion of the opening ceremony of the 28th Inter-sessional Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Conference, being held at the Marriott Hotel, Dr Gonsalves said the two-day meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM will see the matter discussed further.“These are matters that have been litigated in India, and certain conclusions have been arrived at and we have to address this with greater urgency, and I am hoping that sometime during this meeting we can get some further discussion on this, because we talk about it a lot,” he said.The CARICOM panel was appointed by the Prime Ministerial Committee on the Governance of West Indies Cricket in the wake of the crisis that engulfed the board after the BCCI suspended bilateral ties and slapped $41.97M as damages following West Indies’ decision to pull out midway their India tour in 2014.The major recommendation arising from the report was the “immediate dissolution of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the appointment of an Interim Board whose structure and composition will be radically different from the now proven, obsolete governance framework.”The panel also recommended the appointment of a change management expert to run the affairs of cricket in the Region until the new governance structure could be implemented.The Cricket Review Panel, which was chaired by UWI Cave Hill Campus principal, Professor Eudine Barriteau, also recommended the resignation of the entire Board membership, contending that the “the standards of corporate, collective accountability” demanded such.In November 2015, the Panel termed the board’s governance structure “antiquated,” “obsolete” and “anachronistic” and as such Prime Minister Gonsalves said, “It is a work in progress; we have to really push for the continued restructuring of West Indies cricket to enhance its democratisation and to make sure that it is sufficiently reflective of the public. This is a public good; that is cricket, which is being run by a private entity.”The Prime Minister said too that CARICOM has received legal opinions on the matter but there is need for continued deliberations.“We have legal opinions and those legal opinions have to be properly filtered. There are two legal opinions, which have come to CARICOM as to how we can move forward,” he added.The Cricket Review Panel was appointed by CARICOM’s Prime Ministerial Committee on Cricket and tasked with the responsibility of assessing the governance structure in West Indies cricket and making recommendations, which could ultimately determine the future of the Board and the sport in the region.last_img read more

Mahrez, Laporte Test Positive for Covid-19

first_imgManchester City winger Riyad Mahrez and defender Aymeric Laporte have tested positive for Covid-19.Algeria’s Mahrez, 29, and Frenchman Laporte, 24, will not train with their team-mates while they self-isolate in line with UK government and Premier League rules.Manchester City say neither player was displaying symptoms of coronavirus. Pep Guardiola’s side play Wolverhampton Wanderers in their first fixture of the new league season on 21 September.Both players are in the United Kingdom and with the self-isolation period being 10 days, Mahrez and Laporte should be available for City’s game with Wolves in two weeks’ time.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more