Head of Radio Cadena Voces flees the country in fear of his life

first_img December 28, 2020 Find out more November 2, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Head of Radio Cadena Voces flees the country in fear of his life HondurasAmericas RSF_en Receive email alerts Some of the radio’s journalists told the organisation that they had been intimidated and received death threats. The journalist Edgardo Escoto received a threatening call on his mobile phone a month ago while he was covering a funeral. “If you carry on pissing us off we will bury you like this,” an unknown voice told him.The president told the radio’s correspondent at the presidency, Carolina Torres, in September that he would no longer give her interviews. “You spend your time criticising me,” he said. “If I was Hugo Chávez, I would have had this radio shut down a long time ago.” The government recently accused media owners of blackmail to obtain public favours, but without giving any details about the nature of the “blackmail”. The media has criticised Manuel Zelaya’s frequents trips and his attempts to control the press. The press has also exposed a number of cases of corruption, which led to a murder attempt and a suspension of his programme against Geovanny García, journalist on Canal 13 television on 7 September. RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Organisation Reports April 27, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies The director of Radio Cadena Voces (RCV), Dagoberto Rodríguez, left Honduras with his family yesterday after a police warning that hit-men had been hired to kill him.It came two weeks after a very popular journalist on the radio, Carlos Salgado, presenter of the satirical programme “Black Bean the terrible”, was shot dead in front of the radio’s studios.Rodriguez told Reporters Without Borders, “Police officers came to see me at RCV on 29 October to warn me not to leave the station because they had learned that hired killers were planning to find and kill me within 72 hours”.“I immediately contacted the Human Rights Commission which sent trusted people to protect me. I never thought I would have to leave my country like this. Journalism is the only thing I know. I am afraid and I feel sad, because in the past 24 hours my life has taken an unthinkable turn,” he added.Even before receiving the police warning, Dagoberto Rodríguez had realised that his car was being systematically followed. A suspect has been arrested in connection with the 18 October murder of Carlos Salgado, but sources within the Prosecutor’s Office suggested that there was no evidence to justify charging Germán David Almendárez, who was picked up on 27 October.RCV is highly critical of the government of President Manuel Zelaya and many of its journalists have been harassed and intimidated.——–30.10 – Suspect in radio journalist’s murder arrested, released and then re-arrestedGermán David Almendárez Amador was arrested for the second time on 28 October on suspicion of fatally shooting journalist and comedian Carlos Salgado of Radio Cadena Voces on 18 October. Aged 29, Almendárez had been arrested two days before but was released a few hours later for lack of evidence.A 9 mm pistol believed to be the murder weapon was found in one of Almendárez’s homes. After he was arrested the first time, the Judicial Office for Common Crimes (Fiscalía de Delitos Comunes) ordered his released on the grounds that the documentary evidence submitted by the police was imprecise and insufficient, and had been altered.This decision was strongly criticised by the police and the public prosecutor’s office, which ordered an investigation into the procedure followed by the fiscalía. According to police records, Almendárez committed two crimes in 2002.———19.10 – Murder of journalist and radio presenter whom government had in its sightsReporters Without Borders today expressed revulsion at the murder of Carlos Salgado, a satirical journalist on Radio Cadena Voces (RCV), who was shot dead yesterday in Tegucigalpa. Several members of staff at the radio, which was highlycritical of the government, had recently been threatened.“The murder of Carlos Salgado confirms the deterioration in press freedom in Honduras (87th in Reporters Without Borders world press freedom rankings). The worsening and terrible climate between the government of Manuel Zelaya and the media unfortunately contributes to this situation,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“We expect the authorities, whom we can’t hold directly responsible for the journalist’s death, to carry out a prompt investigation into the facts. We also call on them to show greater tolerance of media criticism,” the organisation addedCarlos Salgado, nicknamed “Frijol el terrible”(black bean the terrible), which was also the name of his comedy and news programme, was ambushed by two gunmen in a truck who fired seven shots at him as he left the studios of RCV and was about to cross a road. He was killed instantly.Director of RCV, Dagoberto Rodríguez said the highly popular presenter had not apparently received any death threats. ”We cannot point to who was responsible, but it should not be forgotten that there is a conflictual relationship between Radio Cadena Voces and the government,” he said. He told Reporters Without Borders that the attack was clearly aimed at the radio. Follow the news on Honduras News to go further News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America May 13, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information HondurasAmericas last_img read more

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High End Retail Locations Indicating Hot Markets

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Subscribe As real estate agents say, “location, location, location”—and that means if you’re located near a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s, according to research from Zillow.Previously, Zillow’s research showed that homes near a Starbucks appreciated quicker than homes near a Dunkin’ Donuts, but now they are finding that, based on 375 Whole Foods locations and 451 Trader Joe’s, the gap between home values near these stores and the typical U.S. home is even more pronounced than that of Starbucks.In order to research this information, Zillow took a one-mile radius around the selected stores to get 1.3 million total homes near Whole Foods and 1.5 million for Trader Joe’s and then they tracked the median value of the homes. Generally, homes near Trader Joe’s were $406,600 at the end of 2014 and appreciated 148 percent between 1997 and 2014. Homes near Whole Foods appreciated 140 percent to a median $376,200. Of course, these are high priced areas considering the median U.S. home was worth $176,800 as of December 2014 with appreciation of 71 percent, but Zillow also analyzed the appreciation rates both before and after these mega natural food stores were built.Zillow found 190 Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s that had not been opened yet and ruled out the neighborhoods that had any less than three years of data surrounding the opening date. After that, of the 40 Trader Joe’s and 40 Whole Foods, they found homes before opening appreciated at the same pace or slower than typical homes in that particular city. Once they opened, homes began appreciating faster than the average home.Zillow concluded that since the two aren’t piggybacking off already successful neighborhoods, either they are smart at picking neighborhoods or it truly is the opening of one of the locations that impacts home values. Home / Daily Dose / High End Retail Locations Indicating Hot Markets Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Brianna Gilpin High End Retail Locations Indicating Hot Markets Previous: Lenders Loosen Risk Standards as Rates Rise Next: Risk of Default Jumps in Q1, Q2 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily June 20, 2017 1,722 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 2017-06-20 Brianna Gilpin The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

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Members Of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy And Cypress Hill Announce New Show & Tease More

first_imgHot on the heels of a successful opening night, the new Prophets of Rage supergroup are keeping things fiery with a newly-announced performance scheduled for this Friday, June 3rd. The band made their debut at the intimate Whisky A Go Go, but will take things to the next level with a set at the Hollywood Palladium in the Los Angeles, CA area.The debut performance featured a stunning blend of Rage Against The Machine, Cypress Hill, and Public Enemy songs, as well as two original tracks and a cover of the Beastie Boys sprinkled in a medley. Considering the band is comprised of three-fourths of RATM, as well as Chuck D (Public Enemy) and B-Real and DJ Lord (Public Enemy), it’s no surprise that those three groups’ iconic catalogues were featured for the performance.You can watch highlights and check out the setlist from the debut here.The band has also revealed a new countdown clock on their website, saying “Next update coming soon.” We’re excited to see what this supergroup has in store.last_img read more

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