Two journalists murdered in the space of 24 hours

first_imgNews to go further News March 13, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists murdered in the space of 24 hours Organisation Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state MexicoAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saycenter_img MexicoAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more Reports Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the murders of Jaime Arturo Olvera Bravo, a freelance photographer and former correspondent for the daily La Voz de Michoacán, killed on 9 March in La Piedad in the central state of Michoacán, and Ramiro Téllez Contreras, a local radio reporter and police station switchboard operator, killed on 10 March in Nuevo Laredo in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.“With three journalists killed so far this year, Mexico is holding on to its regrettable position as the deadliest country for the press in the Americas,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It has not yet been established whether the murders of Olvera and Téllez were linked to their work as journalists, but there are reasons to suspect this.”The press freedom organisation added: “We call on the special prosecutor’s office for crimes against journalists that was set up on 15 February to look into these two murders and explore the possibility that they were indeed linked to the victims’ work. The possible link to drug trafficking in the Téllez case is not a sufficient reason to leave it to the local authorities. The credibility of the special prosecutor’s office is at stake here. There must be no double standards.”According to local press reports, Olvera was waiting for a bus to take his young son to a childcare centre at around 8 a.m. on 9 March when a gunman walked up and shot him at close range in the neck. He had resigned from La Voz de Michoacán in April 2002 in order to work as a salesman but had continued to do freelance reporting, above all about attacks against the local press.The head of the special prosecutor’s office for crimes against journalists, David Vega, gave a representative based in Michoacán the job of conducting the initial enquires. Vega will take over the investigation only if there is evidence indicating a link between the murder and Olvera’s journalistic work.Téllez, who worked for local radio station Exa 95.7 FM, was shot twice in the neck and once in the left knee outside his home as he was returning from work at around 5:30 a.m. on 10 March. He died 45 minutes later after being rushed to San José hospital. His murder comes just over a month after a machine-gun attack on the Nuevo Laredo-based daily El Mañana on 6 February in which one of its journalists, Jaime Orozco Tey, was nearly killed.Téllez had received threats in recent days. Spent 9, 40 and 45 mm shells – calibres often used by drug traffickers – were found at the scene of the shooting. An investigation has been opened by the state prosecutor of Tamaulipas state, where six other journalists have been killed since 2000. Half of the killings of journalists in Mexico in the past six years have been in Tamaulipas.The first journalist to be killed in Mexico this year was José Pepe Valdés Macías, who was gunned down in Sabinas in the northern state of Coahuila on 26 January. Valdés’s murder has been attributed to a family feud and any link to his work as a journalist has been ruled out. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Mexico RSF_en last_img read more

China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison

first_img News to go further Organisation China: Harassment of foreign correspondents intensified during Covid-19 China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Qiu Ziming, a political commentator and former reporter, was sentenced on the 31st of May 2021 to eight months in prison by the Nanjing Jianye People’s Court on the charge of “defaming heroes and martyrs” for questioning the Chinese regime’s transparency on the circumstances of a violent border clash between Chinese and Indian soldiers in June 2020. Qiu was also ordered by the court to make a public apology on major media outlets and online platforms in China.”By questioning the government’s narrative, Qiu Ziming only performed his duty as a journalist and should never have been arrested, let alone sentenced to a prison term”, said Cédric Alviani, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East Asia bureau head, who calls for Qiu’s “immediate release alongside all other detained journalists and press freedom defenders.”Qiu, 38, a former journalist with weekly newspaper Economic Observer who counts more than 2.5 million followers on the Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo, is the first person to be sentenced for defaming “heroes and martyrs”, a new provision added to China’s Criminal Law in March 2021, which prohibits questioning of the regime’s official historical narrative. China ranked 177th out of 180 in the 2021 RSF World Press Freedom Index and is the world’s largest captor of journalists with at least 115 detained, often in life-threatening conditions. ChinaAsia – Pacific Online freedomsMedia independence ImprisonedInternetFreedom of expression Help by sharing this information News News March 12, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Online freedomsMedia independence ImprisonedInternetFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Chinese regime to release Qiu Ziming, a Chinese political commentator who was sentenced on 31st May to eight months in prison for questioning the regime’s transparency regarding a border clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers. Receive email alerts RSF_en Follow the news on China March 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

‘Stunning’ Delinquency Spike Could Mean ‘Bumpy Waters Ahead’

first_img Due to forbearance plans, home foreclosures are at record lows, but skyrocketing serious-delinquency rates point to a rough road ahead. That is, according to CoreLogic, provider of property-data analysis, which just released its monthly Loan Performance Insights report for August. It showed, nationally:Overall delinquency rate for August was 6.6%.The rate for early-stage delinquencies (30 to 59 days past due) was 1.6%, down from 1.8% in August 2019.The share of mortgages 60 to 89 days past due was .8%, up from .6% in August 2019.The serious delinquency rate(90 days or more past due, including loans in foreclosure) was 4.3%, up from 1.3% in August 2019.This is the highest serious delinquency rate since February 2014.As of August 2020, the foreclosure inventory rate was .3%, down from .4% in August 2019.“Five months into the pandemic, the 150-day delinquency rate for August spiked to 1.2%. This was the highest rate in more than 21 years and double the January 2010 peak during the home-price bust,” said  Frank Nothaft Chief Economist for CoreLogic.”The spike in delinquency was all the more stunning given the generational low of 0.08% in March and April.”Homeowners approaching the end of the initial 180-day grace period, which is afforded to those with federally-backed mortgages, can now request an additional 180 days, and that, according to the report, is keeping foreclosures low as serious delinquency climbs. However, the researchers say that “looming unpaid mortgage payments, paired with sharp declines in income for many families, point to a potential wave of home sales triggered by financial distress in 2021 as forbearance periods end. “Adds Nothaft, “Forbearance programs continue to reduce the flow of homes into foreclosure and distressed sales and has been the key to helping many families who have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic. Even though foreclosure rates are at a historic low, the spike in 150-day past-due loans points to bumpy waters ahead.”New Jersey, New York, Nevada, Florida, and Hawaii are recording the highest overall delinquency rates, the report shows. in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Loss Mitigation, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2020-11-10 Christina Hughes Babb Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Previous: Here’s How President-Elect Biden Could Reshape the Housing Market Next: FHA’s Response to a National Health Crisis  Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / ‘Stunning’ Delinquency Spike Could Mean ‘Bumpy Waters Ahead’ Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago November 10, 2020 2,121 Views Related Articles ‘Stunning’ Delinquency Spike Could Mean ‘Bumpy Waters Ahead’ The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babblast_img read more

Brundidge council votes to continue FYE2017 budget

first_img Brundidge council votes to continue FYE2017 budget Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories The Brundidge City Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brundidge City Hall. The meetings are open to the public. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel In other business, at the recommendation of Mayor Isabell Boyd, the board approved Waymond Rodgers to fill a vacancy on the Brundidge Library Board and Jessica Collier to fill the place of the late Dorothoryn Munningham on the city’s planning commission. Print Article Skip You Might Like Flowers decides not to run for office of probate judge After months of consideration, columnist and former state representative Steve Flowers has announced that he will not make a run… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The council voted to allow Wilson the use of the Galloway Park facility for her non-profit mentoring program. Toni’s Touch is a non-profit organization, which is funded through advertising in a self-published magazine and donations.The council voted to continue the city’s FY2017 budget until a time was designated for the reviewing and adoption of the FY2018 budget. The council set the time and date for the FY2018 budget session at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9 at Brundidge City Hall. Dr. Antoinette Wilson founder of Toni’s Touch child enrichment program addressed the Brundidge City Council Tuesday night to inform the council members about her Feed My Lambs and Five Wells programs. Wilson also requested the use of the Galloway Park facility as a meeting place for the afterschool program.Wilson said her enrichment and mentoring program would accommodate about 30 children beginning at age seven. The children will be instructed in the five wells – well read, well dressed, well spoken, well traveled and well balanced. By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 3:00 am Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Email the authorlast_img read more