Journalists face insults and death threats in toxic climate for the press as third journalist leftholed up in a hotel

first_img RSF_en to go further July 6, 2020 Find out more Organisation ArgentinaAmericas Follow the news on Argentina Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by death threats against Joaquín Morales Solá, of the daily La Nación and Jorge Fontevecchia, of the daily Perfil. A third journalist, Carlos Furman, has been holed up in a hotel for three months, as a poisonous climate has developed between the press and the Néstor Kirchner government. Help by sharing this information November 19, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders expressed deep concern about death threats made against two journalists who voiced opposition to the government and a climate of fear which has also left another journalist targeted in a shooting holed up in a hotel for the past three months.Joaquín Morales Solá, political columnist on the daily La Nación, and Jorge Fontevecchia, chief executive of publishers Perfil and owner of a daily of the same name, were threatened on 28 September in Buenos Aires after criticising the government of Nestór Kirchner.The worldwide press freedom organisation also expressed alarm about the plight of Carlos Elías Furman, of the 2 de Octubre radio station, who survived a shooting attack on 10 June after revealing local corruption. He has spent the last three months wearing a bullet proof vest in a hotel in Santa Elena, Entre Ríos province in the north-east. “We cannot directly blame the government and its officials for these threats and intimidation,” it said. “Nevertheless the attitude towards the press of the Kirchner administration has contributed to the creating a poisonous climate in which anyone could be prompted to settle scores with the press with complete impunity.”“It would be useful if President Kirchner himself would make a point of condemning these violations of free expression, as have some parliamentarians, including in his own party”.Elsewhere the unfair distribution among the media of the benefit of public advertising, the absence of press conferences at Casa Rosada and the president’s personal targeting of a journalist reveal the authoritarian and reductive conception of the role of the press, it said.“The Néstor Kirchner government cannot at the same time defend this view and pretend to fight against the continuing sequels of the military dictatorship.”On 28 September, Joaquín Morales Solá, columnist on La Nación, received two anonymous phone calls at his office. The first warned him, “This is just the beginning. Three hours later a second call warned him, “The next one you will feel in your body”. The threats came a day after the president publicly criticised the journalist, whom he accused of publishing an article in 1978 in praise of then dictator Jorge Videla. Jorge Fontevecchia received similar threats on the same day after harshly criticising the Kirchner administration in the daily Perfil and the magazine Noticias. The first message said, “This email is just the beginning. Stop harming the national government. Do you know the story of the father who lost his son? We know everything about you. Unless you change, you will suffer because of your family”. Threats from the address “[email protected]” (“you have got very little time left”), were even more macabre: “What a beautiful house, it would be a pity if was blown up by a bomb.”Fontevecchia had hit back in his articles against diatribes by the president and his entourage against the media. He particularly condemned the withholding or awarding of official advertising as a means of pressure or reprisals against press seen as unruly. The head of state still refuses to give a single press conference at his office, the Casa Rosada. Meanwhile, Carlos Elías Furman of radio 2 de octubre has taken refuge for the past three months in a hotel in Santa Elena, in Entre Ríos province and is forced to wear a bullet proof vest. He exposed mismanagement by the mayor, Domingo Daniel Rossi, a member of the ruling Peronist party who was shortly afterwards sentenced to a suspended three-year prison term with an eight-year ban on public office for “illicit enrichment”. Shortly before an appeal launched by Rossi, on 29 May, Furman was attacked by a man who warned him, “We will kill you if you continue to piss off Rossi”. On 10 June, three bullets were fired at the front of his house, which was luckily empty at the time. The journalist has decided to give up the profession and is currently seeking to emigrate to Israel. News Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites October 5, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists face insults and death threats in toxic climate for the press as third journalist leftholed up in a hotel News News News Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Receive email alerts On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia ArgentinaAmericas December 4, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Basin PBS presents ‘Tell Them We are Rising’

first_imgWhat: Free preview screening of “Tell Them We Are Rising” followed by guest lecturer, James Fuller and community discussion.When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.Where: Midland College, Scharbauer Student Center, Carrasco Room.Who: Presenters: Indie Lens Pop-Up, Basin PBS and Midland College.RSVP: info: By admin – January 19, 2018 Twitter Facebook Basin PBS presents ‘Tell Them We are Rising’ Pinterest WhatsApp Local NewsEntertainmentcenter_img Facebook Pinterest Basin PBS logo 2016 Indie Lens Pop-Up, presented by ITVS, Independent Lens, and Basin PBS, are presenting “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities,” which explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played during the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity.The film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality. The latest film from director Stanley Nelson (Black Panthers, Freedom Riders), brings to life the powerful story of the rise, influence, and evolution of HBCUs.Co-directed and co-produced by Marco Williams, the film premieres on Independent Lens at 8 p.m. on Feb. 19.A haven for Black intellectuals, artists, and revolutionaries — and a path of promise toward the American dream — HBCUs have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field while remaining unapologetically Black for more than 150 years. These institutions have nurtured some of the most influential Americans of our time, from Booker T. Washington to Martin Luther King, Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois to Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison to Oprah Winfrey, Alice Walker to Spike Lee to Common.About the FilmmakersStanley Nelson has directed and produced more than 12 documentary features including Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Freedom Summer, Freedom Riders, Jonestown: The Life and Death of People’s Temple and The Murder of Emmett Till.Nelson has won every major award in broadcasting. In 2016, he was honored with a Lifetime Peabody Award, a Lifetime Emmy Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Documentary Association.Nelson is co-founder of Firelight Media, a nonprofit production company dedicated to using historical film to advance contemporary social justice causes, and to mentoring, inspiring and training a new generation of diverse young filmmakers committed to advancing underrepresented stories.Marco Williams is a filmmaker and a film educator. He is an Arts Professor at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Undergraduate Department of Film and Television. His directing credits include The Black Fives, The Undocumented, Inside the New Black Panthers; Banished; Freedom Summer; I Sit Where I Want: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education; MLK Boulevard: The Concrete Dream; Two Towns of Jasper; Making Peace: Rebuilding our Communities; The Spiritual Deficit and The American Dream; In Search of Our Fathers; and From Harlem to Harvard. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a George Foster Peabody Award, the Alfred I duPont Silver Baton, the Pan African Film Festival Outstanding Documentary Award, the Full Frame Documentary Festival Spectrum Award, and the National Association of Black Journalists First Place Salute to Excellence.Marcia Smith (Writer) served as president of Firelight Media for most of its first decade.About Indie Lens Pop-UpIndie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can’t attend in person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.If You Go Twitter Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Pecos hires Chris Jones as new head football coach, athletic directorNext articleWOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB comes up short of upset, falls in overtime to Texas A&M-Commerce admin WhatsApplast_img read more