Journalist’s suspected killers shot dead by police

first_img News News Jesús Flores Rojas, co-director of the provincial daily Región, was killed with eight bullets to the head in the northeastern town of El Tigre on 23 August and became the third journalist to be murdered in the country this year. He had criticised local politicians in his articles. Receive email alerts August 25, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Reporters Without Borders learned with dismay today that two gunmen suspected of fatally shooting journalist Jesús Flores Rojas eight times on 22 August in El Tigre, east of Caracas, were not caught alive. Lisandro Zapata, the police inspector in charge of the investigation, said the two men, Julio César Torres Pinto, 25, and his brother Luís Alberto, 21, both members of a local gang called Los Sanguinarios (The Vicious Ones), were killed in a shootout with police on the night of 28 August in the El Tigre district of San Antonio.He said the shootout occurred when the police raided the house they were using as a hideout. The younger brother was killed on the spot while the older one was seriously wounded and managed to escape, but was found dead nearby a few minutes later. A search of their hideout turned up a 3.80 calibre pistol, a 12 calibre rifle, two forged ID cards and other clues that could help the Flores murder investigation. The police are still looking for a third man who may have participated in the Flores murder, as well as the firearm and the car that were used.____________________________________________________29.08.06 – Provincial daily paper chief murderedReporters Without Borders expressed shock today at the murder of a 66-year-old provincial newspaper journalist attacked and shot in the head on his way home with his daughter and called on the authorities to urgently investigate the killing. The worldwide press freedom organisation noted that the journalist, Jesús Flores Rojas, co-director of the daily paper Región, in the northwestern province of Anzoátegui, was the second to be killed in Venezuela this year and appealed to the authorities “not to let a climate of lawlessness develop towards the media.” It said Flores had made enemies because of editorials he wrote. Flores was stopped in his car by a gunman in El Tigre on 23 August and was prepared to hand over the car to him, but the gunman refused the offer and shot him in the head eight times before escaping in a waiting vehicle. The journalist’s daughter, who was not harmed, said her father had often criticised the region’s politicians in print. He had not had any death threats, but since nothing was stolen in the attack, officials speculated it was an act of revenge.Provincial governor Tarek William Saab paid tribute to Flores, who was widely respected, and ordered an investigation. Nine agents were assigned to the police enquiry. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Venezuela Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela News New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets VenezuelaAmericas January 13, 2021 Find out more June 15, 2020 Find out more August 31, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist’s suspected killers shot dead by police to go further VenezuelaAmericas RSF_en News Organisation last_img read more

Harassment of journalists continues in Somaliland with two arrested and one beaten

first_imgNews RSF_en August 19, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Harassment of journalists continues in Somaliland with two arrested and one beaten to go further News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia January 8, 2021 Find out more News RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Organisation SomaliaAfrica center_img RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Follow the news on Somalia February 24, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts March 2, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of two journalists employed by Radio Horyaal, an independent station based in Hargeisa, the capital of the breakaway northwestern territory of Somaliland. They are Fowsi Suleyman Awbindi, held since 30 July, and Yasin Jama Ali, a website editor and Radio Horyaal stringer, who has been held since 13 August.The press freedom organisation is also worried about the condition of freelance journalist Ali Adan Dahir, who was attacked and badly beaten in Somaliland on 17 August.“Within three days of the release of Radio Horyaal journalists Ahmed Saleyman Dhuhul and Sayid Osman Mire, two other journalists working for the same station were in detention,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the Somaliland authorities to put a stop to this harassment by freeing them and by recognising the legality of independent radio stations.”The press freedom organisation added: “Meanwhile, the release of Ali Adan Dahir’s four assailants is a real bonus for impunity.”Yasin Jama Ali was arrested on 13 August in the port city of Berbera, 125 km northeast of Hargeisa, because of comments about Somaliland’s coming elections that readers posted on Berberanews.com, the website he edits. The Berbera authorities accused him of spreading “scandals against the nation.”Awbindi was arrested in Buro, 155 km east of Hargeisa, on 30 July for sending a “false report” to Radio Horyaal. He is still being held in the Buro police station.The governor of Erigabo, 250 km east of Hargeisa, yesterday ordered the release of the four armed men who had given Dahir a severe beating the day before for unknown reasons.The Somaliland authorities adopted a law in June 2002 that outlaws independent radio stations. The region, which unilaterally declared independence in 1991, is preparing to hold a presidential election on 27 September. Help by sharing this information SomaliaAfrica last_img read more

Why Relationships Cause Depression in Women.

first_img Share Tweet Share LifestyleRelationships Why Relationships Cause Depression in Women. by: – April 18, 2011 59 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Ashley JuddIn a new memoir that came out last week, All That Is Bitter and Sweet, actress Ashley Judd frankly discusses a number of difficult topics: the childhood neglect she was forced to endure, her molestation at the hands of a stranger, and the feelings of loneliness she struggled with for much of her life.Her depression got so bad that in 2006 she spent 47 days at a treatment facility where she got help with the codependent relationships she had a tendency to form, and with other coping strategies that weren’t doing much for her.Judd had an unusual amount of difficulties in her young life: She was abused, her parents divorced, her mother’s boyfriend — a heroin addict — lived with them for a period, and her mother (Naomi, one-half of the famed country music duo The Judds) was on the road frequently during her childhood. But the coverage of her book got me thinking about women and depression.We’re twice as likely as men to suffer from it — and that might be, in part, because of the higher importance we place on interpersonal relationships. Psychologist Valerie Whiffen, author of A Secret Sadness: The Hidden Relationship Patterns That Make Women Depressed, discusses that issue in her book, so I contacted her to find out more.Do women place more importance on their relationships than men?Yes, they do. Women’s relationships are more intimate, and they’re concerned about a wider variety of people than men are. They provide more social support than men do and are more affected emotionally by the support they receive, especially if they are vulnerable. When women’s closest relationships falter, they’re more likely than men to become depressed. While objective aspects of women’s lives have changed a great deal in the past 30 years, particularly with regard to education and work, one only has to look at contemporary young women to see how important relationships still are to our gender: Young women spend much more time on Facebook managing their profiles and connecting with friends than young men do.Why are we so much more invested in personal relationships?My opinion is that this can be explained on three levels: sociological, biological, and psychological. On the sociological level, consider the gender role that has been ascribed to women around the world and throughout human history. We’re considered the nurturers and caregivers, particularly for small children and the elderly. I believe that we’re subtly trained to fulfill this role from a very early age — that is, to be tender, kind, and responsive to others. I think, too, that gender roles are influenced by innate biological differences between the sexes. Early in human history, women who were good at relationships may have been more successful reproductively, with the result that their genes have survived at a higher rate than those of women who didn’t have good “people skills.” Biological and sociological differences may be reflected in individual women’s psychology: Women’s self-esteem is very much tied to how successful we are in relationships, and women who feel good about themselves are, on average, women who see themselves as successful interpersonally.Why might it be bad for us to link our sense of identity so closely to our relationships?Generally speaking, the harder we work and the more effort we make, the better we do. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said of relationships. Sometimes a relationship isn’t good because of the other person, but women have difficulty seeing this. For instance, a woman in an abusive relationship is highly likely to blame herself for the abuse she experiences and to believe that if she tries harder to meet her partner’s needs, he will stop abusing her. The same can be said of women in difficult, non-abusive relationships: They tend to blame themselves for the failure of the relationship, which leads directly to feelings of depression.What are some indicators that a relationship is making you depressed?The relationship makes you feel bad about yourself. You critique yourself and wonder what you need to change in order to be a “better” partner. You feel jealous and inadequate, even when you have little cause. Your partner gives you more negative than positive feedback, or worse, seems indifferent to you, which hurts your feelings and makes you sad.What’s another way to look at our relationships, or to think about how they should or shouldn’t define us?Carl Jung used to believe that men’s task in adulthood is to become more like women, while women’s task is to become more like men. Men are good at focusing on themselves, on what makes them happy, and on what they need to do for their personal growth. Women would benefit from thinking about what they need to get from relationships to be happy, rather than what they should be giving.by Marie ClaireYahoo Shinelast_img read more

Napoli receive offer from PSG  for Koulibaly

first_img Loading… Napoli have reportedly received an offer from Paris-Saint Germain for Kalidou Koulibaly and could complete the move next week. Tuttosport claims PSG have offered €52m for the Senegalese centre-back, with an additional €7m in bonuses. The newspaper claims Napoli patron Aurelio De Laurentiis waits to see if Manchester City returns for the auction, but the deal with the French giants could be concluded next week.Advertisement read also:Kalidou Koulibaly: Napoli invite Man City for talks again De Laurentiis has admitted the defender could leave this summer but only for the right amount. Koulibaly has been linked with The Citizens and PSG in recent months and the Ligue 1 champions are in pole position. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be AwesomeThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBOThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy AboutBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney Princesseslast_img read more