Concern about repeated threats to journalist probing murder case

first_img 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies September 10, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about repeated threats to journalist probing murder case May 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation ColombiaAmericas to go further Follow the news on Colombia News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia RSF_en center_img ColombiaAmericas News News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders expressed “great concern” today about repeated “serious threats” to a freelance journalist, Claudia Julieta Duque, who has accused Colombia’s intelligence service, the DAS, of interfering with the investigation of the 1999 murder of journalist and satirist Jaime Garzón.It urged the state prosecutor to make a rapid and thorough enquiry to find out where they were coming from, as a way to protect her.”She has asked the local prosecutor to look into the threats but he appears to have lost the case file,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “We fear the threats may be linked to her enquiries into the Garzón murder.”Duque has frequently been followed, harassed and threatened in recent years and such activity has sharply increased in the past few days. She received several anonymous phone calls on 7 and 8 September and managed to record some of them.She complained about the threats to the human rights office of the national police, which considered them very alarming. She supplied the registration numbers of vehicles that had followed her. But when the national Press Freedom Foundation, FLIP, asked the prosecutor’s office about how the investigation was going, it said it had no information on the case.The threats to Duque began in 1999, when she began looking into irregularities in the official investigation of the Garzón case, with whose prosecution Reporters Without Borders is officially associated. April 27, 2021 Find out more Reports October 21, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven Announce New Album, Special Colorado Run

first_imgReed Mathis & Electric Beethoven have recently been in the studio, spending a majority of their summer working on a new album reimaging Ludwig Van Beethoven‘s “greatest hits” for Color Red, a new label headed by The New Mastersounds guitarist Eddie Roberts. With a bunch of new material prepared and ready for the world, Electric Beethoven has announced that they will preview this new music during a limited run of shows in Colorado this September.“From a magical set at Beanstalk Festival a couple years ago to a two-night run at Cervantes’ that became the origin recordings for our Maps We Found Under the Ground release, Colorado has always felt like a safe place for us to unleash these improvisations and our fans there have always encouraged us to push the boundaries,” said a joint statement from the band. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>On September 19th, Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven will partner with Mike Dillon Band for a special performance at the Fox Theater in Boulder. The fan-favorite group will follow up this performance with a two-night stand at Be On Key’s Psychedelic Ripple in Denver on September 21st and 22nd. For this latter two-night run, Electric Beethoven will serve as support for Supernatural Beings, an all-star side project featuring Joel Cummins (Umphrey’s McGee), Hash Vyas (Thievery Corp.), and Markus Rezak (Shred is Dead), with drumming duties shared by Jeff Franca (Thievery Corp.) on September 21st and Allen Aucoin (Disco Biscuits) on September 22nd.You can watch the group’s 2017 performance at Beanstalk Music Festival, which is led by host band and Colorado fan-favorites Magic Beans, below.Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven – Beanstalk Music Festival 2017 [Video: Button Pusher Media]last_img read more

Syracuse’s 3rd-down offense makes strides in win

first_imgWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Throughout AJ Long’s up-and-down performance as a first-time starter, Tim Lester said moving the chains on third down was his most consistent improvement from a week prior.Head coach Scott Shafer has pinpointed a 45 percent third-down conversion rate as SU’s goal. In the first half on Saturday, his offense blew away its actual percentage through six games, 33.4, as well as Shafer’s target figure, nailing six of its nine first-half attempts on third down.After a conservative second half, the Orange’s (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) final tally on third-down conversions was 9-of-19 — 47.4 percent — in its 30-7 defeat of Wake Forest (2-5, 0-3). It allowed Syracuse’s offense to rack up 370 total yards and although the red-zone attack reached the end zone just once, the Orange tacked on enough points to sweep the Demon Deacons away without much resistance.“We kept converting on third down and that’s hard to do as a quarterback,” Lester said. “… We’re getting better on third down and just got to keep working on the red zone.”During one stretch in the first half, SU earned a new set of downs on six out of seven third downs, with Long accounting for all but one with his feet or arm.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLong was especially impressive handling a pair of third-and-11s on SU’s second drive. He connected with fellow freshman Steve Ishmael on the right to convert the first and scrambled left to find his cousin Jarrod West three plays later for the second. In the third quarter, Long and Ishmael linked up for a 33-yard gain on third-and-14.But the trick was not making those long-distance situations a habit.“We didn’t get in too many third-and-longs,” left tackle Sean Hickey said. “That’s the key. If you get in third-and-long, it’s kind of over. Whenever you’re in third-and-medium, third-and-short, you make it manageable and it gets a lot easier.”On the Orange’s only offensive touchdown drive, SU only moved the chains on four third downs before Long punched the ball in from 4 yards out.Lester had a hard time picking out another area of improvement he saw in Long aside from third-down execution.But considering SU converted 6-of-10 against Florida State on Oct. 11, that’s no knock on his true freshman quarterback. “Last week we were really good on third down,” Lester said shortly after Saturday’s game. “I don’t know what we were today, but I’m willing to bet it was pretty good.” Comments Published on October 19, 2014 at 11:56 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more