El Salvador: Online attacks and threats against Salvadorean investigative news site

first_imgEl Salvador is ranked 81st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts July 25, 2019 El Salvador: Online attacks and threats against Salvadorean investigative news site Although the Salvadorean state is required to protect all of Revista Factum’s journalists as a “precautionary measure” requested in 2017 by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an offshoot of the Organization of America States, online intimidation and smear campaigns against the site have been growing ever since the start of the election campaign that brought Bukele to the presidency in June. Follow the news on El Salvador Since them, the attacks, insults and threats against the site and its representatives have increased even more, especially on social networks. June 12, 2020 Find out more “We express our full support for Revista Factum and strongly condemn the disgraceful attacks and attempts to link it to criminal groups,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. “El Salvador’s new government has a duty to guarantee the protection of journalists and should not, under any circumstances, stigmatize them.” In his first public statements after being elected, broadcast live on Facebook, Bukele lambasted the media, going to far as to name a number of journalists, including Revista Factum editor Héctor Silva Ávalos, describing them as “political adversaries acting in a Manichean manner with the intention of destabilizing the government.” News to go further October 7, 2020 Find out more El SalvadorAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms CorruptionInternetFreedom of expressionViolence RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a surge in online attacks and threats against the staff of the Salvadorean website Revista Factum – one of Central America’s leading investigative news outlets – and calls on the country’s new president, Nayib Bukele, not to stigmatize journalists. Most of the messages aim to discredit Revista Factum’s reporting by means of false accusations of conspiring against the government and associating with gangs and criminal groups. Two of its journalists in particular, Fernando Romero and Bryan Avelar, have been subjected to serious online threats and Twitter hate campaigns orchestrated from anonymous accounts. El SalvadorAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms CorruptionInternetFreedom of expressionViolence News News Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights asked El Salvador to guarantee the safety of all of Revista Factum’s journalists in 2017 after the site revealed the existence and methods of death squads linked to the state, and after its journalists had been harassed and had received death threats.Cyber harassment cases have become increasingly common in the country. In late June, journalist Karen Fernandez was violently attacked on Twitter after she participated in an interview on Canal 33. A fragment of what she said was shared on social networks and retweeted by president Bukele. Fernandez then faced a wave of misogynist insults and threatening messages. Salvadorean president’s alarming hostility towards independent media Salvadorean authorities must not obstruct coronavirus coverage April 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Winter storm could drop several inches of snow on Michiana

first_imgPRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.TuesdayRain before 9 a.m., then rain and snow between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., then rain after 10 a.m. High near 39. Northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Facebook Pinterest IndianaLocalMichiganNewsWeather Google+ ThursdayCloudy, with a high near 24. Pinterest By Jon Zimney – February 24, 2020 0 543 (Photo supplied/National Weather Service of Northern Indiana) The National Weather Service of Northern Indiana has issued a Winter Storm Watch in effect Tuesday night, Feb. 25 – Wednesday night, Feb. 26 for St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaPorte, Marshall and Starke Counties in Indiana and Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph Counties in Michigan.Snow is expected to begin late Tuesday night and continue through Wednesday evening….WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGHWEDNESDAY NIGHT…* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations in excess of 6 inches possible.* WHERE…Portions of northern Indiana and southwest Michigan.* WHEN…From Tuesday evening through Wednesday night.* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the Wednesday morning and evening commutes. Twitter FridayMostly cloudy, with a high near 25. SundayMostly sunny, with a high near 35.center_img WhatsApp Winter storm could drop several inches of snow on Michiana SaturdayMostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Facebook WhatsApp Tuesday NightRain and snow, becoming all snow after 11 p.m. Low around 30. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. WednesdaySnow. High near 32. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible. Twitter Google+ Previous articleKrispy Kreme to begin delivery option on Feb. 29Next articleAge Of Excellence Awards nominations are now open Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more