Mayan journalist released after nine months

first_imgNews Receive email alerts MexicoAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF_en Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Mexico April 28, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2021 Find out more Reportscenter_img Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state News May 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say MexicoAmericas Reporters Without Borders is relieved by Mayan journalist and activist Pedro Canché’s release after nearly nine months in prison and hails the judicial decision that freed him.A court in Cancún, in the southeastern state of Quintana Roo, ordered his release on the night of 28 May after ruling that his continuing detention violated his rights in the absence of evidence against him.Canché had been held ever since his arrest on 30 August on an absurd charge of sabotage in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, a small town in Quintana Roo. He had remained in detention although a judge had ruled on 24 February that that the proceedings against were flawed.In a brief interview for Reporters Without Borders, Canché said: “I feel this is a victory for freedom of expression and I’m very happy. It’s like being reborn. At the same time, I also feel a bit strange every now and again. I’m afraid it could be repeated. I have the impression I’ve lost five years.”Quintana Roo’s governor, Felipe Carrillo Puerto’s mayor and the judicial apparatus were given until 1 June to implement or reject an 11 May recommendation by the National Commission on Human Rights that Canché should be given an apology and compensated, and that local officials should attend human rights and free speech workshops.“We are relieved by Pedro Canché’s release,” said Claire San Filippo, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas Desk. “We urge Quintana Roo governor Roberto Borge to accept and implement the human rights comission’s recommendations. This journalist should now be given compensation and an apology.”Canché was sponsored by the Spanish section of Reporters Without Borders, which presented his and his family’s account of events on 3 May, World Press Freedom Day.Mexico is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in the press freedom index that Reporters Without Borders published in February. to go further June 3, 2015 – Updated on July 27, 2017 Mayan journalist released after nine monthslast_img read more

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Shannon Airport delegation to land in the Dáil

first_img Previous articleA successful trip to Limerick for the South African Tag Rugby TeamNext articleFergal Nash plays live Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Print Linkedin NewsPoliticsTransportShannon Airport delegation to land in the DáilBy Bernie English – July 17, 2019 392 Limerick on Covid watch list Facebook TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewspoliticsTransport Advertisementcenter_img Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp A LIMERICK TD has asked to be part of a cross-party delegation which is heading to Dublin to meet Minister Shane Ross to seek financial support for Shannon Airport.Labour Party Deputy Jan O’ Sullivan wants to join the delegation being led by Mayor of Clare, Cathal Crowe (FF) as she believes the Minister is not giving Shannon the support it is allowed to have under EU rules.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The delegation is planned as it emerged this week that the grounding of Boeing’s 737 max aircraft is costing the airport and the region a massive €58 million this year.Jan O’Sullivan Labour TDDeputy O’Sullivan has raised the issue of other small airports getting funding while Shannon, with fewer than three million passengers a year,  was overlooked“I have asked to be included in the delegation on behalf of the Labour Party as we haven’t a public representative in Clare.  I also feel that Limerick needs to get on board on this issue as it is so crucial for the whole region,” she told the Limerick Post.She said she would ask the Minister to review his decision not to fund Shannon’s capital projects.“The airport is a vital link for the economic development of the West and Mid-West of Ireland, yet it has to use its own resources to fund essential safety and security measures costing €20 million. It is suffering reduced passenger numbers while Dublin airport now accounts for 85.5 per cent of all passenger numbers in the country,” she said.At a specially convened meeting of Clare County Council to discuss the airport, Mayor Cathal Crowe said that Clare and Shannon Airport had a symbiotic relationship.“We’re right in the middle of the summer tourism season and the fact that Clare currently has a shortage of hotel beds is an indicator that the market is buoyant and ready for further expansion. More can always be done and Clare County Council will always be at the vanguard of advancing the tourism product, the industries and enterprises of our county.”Addressing the members of Clare County Council, Shannon Group Acting Chief Executive Mary Considine said that the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max resulted in the cancellation of two services by Norwegian Airlines to the US and one air Canada service to Toronto.In response to members’ criticism of the airport’s failure to capitalise on the marketing opportunity presented by the recent Irish Open golf tournament in Lahinch, she said they would love to have been involved but didn’t have the marketing budget for it. Twitterlast_img read more

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