Another local radio host attacked in Brazil, 5th this year

first_img Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Brazilian authorities to react to the now systematic violence against local radio hosts after a presenter in the northeastern state of Ceará last week became the fifth to be attacked this year. Three of them were killed. Help by sharing this information May 13, 2021 Find out more April 15, 2021 Find out more Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil News BrazilAmericas Protecting journalists ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence Organisation Reprodução / TV Jangadeiro/SBT Follow the news on Brazilcenter_img to go further September 27, 2018 Another local radio host attacked in Brazil, 5th this year RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America News “This is so you will shut up and stop talking nonsense on the radio,” Sandoval Braga Junior was told by the two gunmen who burst into his studio on 21 September and pinned him to the ground. They then shot him in the leg, shattering his tibia, and left.The manager of Radio União FM in Jaguaruana, a small town of 30,000 habitants in Ceará, and head of the Ceará State Radio and TV Association (ACERT), Braga Junior often criticizes the local authorities and Ceará’s politicians during the radio programmes he hostsHe underwent an operation for the gunshot injury to his leg and is now out of danger. But three of the four other radio show hosts to be the targets of shooting attacks this year – Marlon Carvalho, Jefferson Pureza and Jairo Sousa – were killed. The fourth, Hamilton Alves, miraculously escaped an attack in the northern state of Rondônia in April.“Three radio presenters have already been murdered this year in Brazil and two others have narrowly escaped death,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. “How many other journalists will have to be gunned down in cold blood or physically attacked before the local and federal authorities realize that this kind of violence is unacceptable in a democracy? Action by the authorities is all the more urgent because of the upcoming general elections. The attack on Sandoval Braga Junior and the previous attacks must not go unpunished.”Local radio stations play a key role in Brazil, especially in small and mid-sized towns in the interior, where they are a popular source of news – often the only one – about local politics and the activities of local authorities.The journalists who host these popular radio shows are often described as “polemical.” As well as being exposed to this kind of attack, they are also often threatened and subjected to intimidation campaigns, which tend to become more frequent in the run-up to elections. The polling for Brazil’s next general elections is due to take place on 8 and 28 October. Brazil is ranked 102nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reports RSF_en BrazilAmericas Protecting journalists ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence Newslast_img read more

Martin Keown reveals Arsenal’s ONE advantage over top four rivals Manchester United and Chelsea

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 7 Aug 2019 3:12 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is entering his first full campaign as United boss (Picture: Getty)‘We saw last season that Emery had taken Arsenal up the ladder a little bit and fourth place looked a real possibility,’ Keown told Football.London.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I don’t feel this year that the top four positions are cemented. Fourth place is definitely vulnerable.“I say that because Chelsea have what we expect to be an outstanding manager but one where nevertheless no-one knows how that journey is going to go. He’s a novice, new to this situation. The same is true for Solskjaer really. He lost that consistency with the players after a very good start.‘In the shape of Emery Arsenal have a much more experienced manager. Chelsea have lost one or two players. There’s comings and goings at United, huge pressure for them’.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsThere’s just over 24 hours left in the English transfer market and much could depend on who Arsenal and United manage to bring in.The Gunners remain keen on signing a centre-back and Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney.United need to sign a midfielder following the departures of Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera but they’ve been frustrated in moves for Christian Eriksen and Paulo Dybala.MORE: Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand makes Premier League top four prediction Unai Emery is entering his second term as Arsenal boss (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes Unai Emery’s experience could make the difference for the Gunners this term.The Spaniard is entering his second campaign at the Emirates following his arrival from Paris Saint-Germain.Arsenal finished fifth and runners-up in the Europa League last term, and the Gunners are the third highest spenders so far this summer following their acquisitions of Nicolas Pepe and William Saliba.It’s been at summer of change at Stamford Bridge after Frank Lampard replaced Maurizio Sarri, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is entering his first full term at Old Trafford.ADVERTISEMENTThe three teams are expected to fight it out for a top-four finish and Keown believes Emery could prove pivotal in that race. Advertisement Comment Martin Keown reveals Arsenal’s ONE advantage over top four rivals Manchester United and Chelsea Advertisementlast_img read more

Argonauts Look to Cool Off #5 Lady Blazers

first_img Share April 5, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – After their scheduled double header against North Alabama was rained out on Sunday, West Florida will face one of the best teams in the nation. On Friday, West Florida (23-18, 3-5 GSC) will be at conference rival and fifth-ranked Valdosta State (31-3, 10-0). The double header will begin at 4 p.m. EST.West Florida and Valdosta State both opened their conference schedule on Mar. 20 in Pensacola. In the first game, Kristina Ely’s two-run double in the top of the fourth inning gave Valdosta State a lead they would not relinquish in a 5-3 win. Brianna Collis tossed a one-hitter and struck out nine as Valdosta State completed the sweep with an 8-0 win in game two.West Florida has settled for a split in three of their first four conference double headers. Last Saturday, West Florida dropped a 4-3 decision to 13th ranked Alabama-Huntsville before responding with a 4-1 win. Ashlee Simpson (Decatur, Ala./Jefferson State CC) enters Friday’s action with a nine-game hitting streak. She leads the team with a .353 batting average and 14 multiple-hit games. In the center circle, West Florida is second in the conference with a 1.44 earned run average. Taren Walton (Pensacola, Fla./Daytona Beach CC) and Emily Burge (Pace, Fla./Pace HS) have combined to strike out a conference-high 343 strikeouts this season.Valdosta State is on a school-record 17-game winning streak. The Lady Blazers posted three shutouts last weekend in sweeping double headers from conference opponents North Alabama and Alabama-Huntsville. Valdosta State has outscored conference opponents, 57-6, this season. Kristen Lindsey is the reigning Gulf South Conference East Division Pitcher of the Week after tossing three shutouts and a one-hitter last week. Alex Acosta batted .333 with three home runs and 11 RBI last week to earn GSC East Division Player of the Week honors.West Florida leads the all-time series, 35-17. The two teams split a double header in Valdosta last seasonPrint Friendly Version Argonauts Look to Cool Off #5 Lady Blazerslast_img read more

Ghana defender Opare faces FIFA action

first_imgA shareholder of Capstone Sports Samuel Okoronkwo Jnr has vowed to drag Ghana international Daniel Opare and FC Porto to Fifa for allegedly signing a deal without their knowledge.Capstone Sports insists they hold the rights of the Ghanaian guardsman and are up in arms against the Portuguese giants for going ahead to reach a deal with the Standard Liege defender without their consent.“Daniel signed for FC Porto without telling us, without our intervention. Apparently, Porto directly contacted him to complete a deal. We cannot tolerate these practices. We are contacting Fifa so that we, Daniel and Porto will sit down and we will get financial compensation,” Okoronkwo told Sports claims to have the rights of representation of Opare, who over the past four seasons represented Standard Liege though the player has Djuro Ivanisevic as his agent.Opare, who can also play on the left flank, signed a contract with Porto until 2018 after his deal with Liege expired.Opare is currently with the Black Stars preparing for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.last_img read more