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

La Salle Retires Number 11, Pays Honor to Alumni Bowdien Derby with the Milwaukee Brewers

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News La Salle graduate, Bowdien “Bubba” Derby, a pitcher in the Milwaukee Brewer organization, with former Lancer Baseball Head Coach, Harry Agajanian during ceremony to retire his number.La Salle graduate and Milwaukee Brewer farm team pitcher, Bowdien “Bubba” Derby with former Lancer Baseball Head Coach, Harry Agajanian, and La Salle’s Athletic Director during the ceremony to retire Derby’s jersey number.Bowdien “Bubba” Derby, who is a 2012 graduate of La Salle High School in Pasadena, had his baseball jersey and number retired during a ceremony at the baseball diamond at Arcadia County Park, the Lancers’ home field.Derby’s high school career began by being called up to varsity as a freshman then helping win La Salle’s first ever Del Rey League championship. He then capped his career by pitching three outstanding playoff games in the tough CIF Division III bracket including two no hitters against Bishop Montgomery and St. Paul, two great hitting teams.His stellar baseball career continued at San Diego State after Derby was personally recruited to pitch for the Aztecs by the late baseball great and head coach Tony Gwinn.Derby started his Aztec career by striking out college great Kris Bryant (now with the Chicago Cubs) with the bases loaded, and then ended his collegiate career going head-to-head with Dillon Tate (first round draft pick for The Texas Rangers) in the first game of the NCAA Baseball Regionals. The Aztecs won three conference championships in a row riding on Derby’s arm.In June 2015, Bubba was drafted in the 6th round of the MLB Draft to play professionally for the Oakland Athletics. Darby was recently traded to the Milwaukee Brewers.Former Lancer Baseball Head Coach, Harry Agajanian, said, “Bubba, you have brought attention and class to La Salle and to Lancer Baseball. I can speak for the entire baseball program and the athletic department when I say that it has been a joy and a privilege to watch you perform and mature through your high school years and beyond. To commemorate your accomplishments as a student of the game, your jersey and number 11 will be retired and displayed on our outfield fence knowing that you will forever be regarded as a great Lancer.”La Salle High School, 3880 East Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 351-8951 or visit www.lasallehs.org. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Sports La Salle Retires Number 11, Pays Honor to Alumni Bowdien Derby with the Milwaukee Brewers By JOHN C. BLACKSTOCK ’67 Published on Thursday, July 7, 2016 | 7:39 pm Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more