Letter to interior minister about violence against journalists

first_img RSF_en News Receive email alerts Angolan police unleash dog on reporter covering protest October 9, 2020 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Angola Help by sharing this information Cyber-attacks against Angolan news site and reporter AngolaAfrica Organisation center_img News November 2, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to interior minister about violence against journalists February 17, 2021 Find out more October 28, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders has written to Angolan interior minister Sebastiao José Antonio Martins voicing concern about the recent wave of threats and violence against journalists. One has been murdered, two have been physically attacked and injured, and a fourth has been the target of intimidation.“We are concerned by the fact that the victims all work for critical or opposition news media,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said in the letter, sent on 28 October. “The level of violence is very disturbing. The physical safety of journalists is in danger. We are alarmed by the gravity of these attacks.”The letter continued: “Must all of Angola’s journalists feel threatened? Must they all live in fear of an imminent and potentially fatal attack? Is fear in the process of becoming a permanent part of their existence? “These crimes must not go unpunished. Those responsible must be arrested and tried. We hope that the security forces under your authority will carry out thorough investigations in an independent manner. The credibility and reputation of Angola’s authorities are at stake (…) We urge you to give the police all the resources they need in order to arrest the perpetrators without delay.”The latest incident was the ambushing of journalist Rafael Marques on a road leading to Luanda on the night of 23 October. An armed man in a traffic policeman’s uniform stopped him and said: “It is because of your work. I was waiting for you. I respect Luanda’s orders.” He finally released Marques after receiving telephone instructions.Radio Despertar journalist Antonio Manuel Da Silva, better known by his radio name of Jojo, was stabbed on the night of 22 October by a man who, according to witnesses, mentioned Silva’s very popular programme, which recently made fun of President Eduardo Dos Santos.A month before that, TV Zimbo reporter Norberto Abias Sateko was shot and wounded on 22 September, while another Radio Despertar journalist, Alberto Graves Chakussanga, was fatally shot in the back in his home on 5 September. More information Angola is ranked 104th out of 178 countries in the 2010 Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index, but the events that have taken place since early September are likely to result in a lower ranking next year. The government must react and demonstrate a commitment to the media freedom by making every possible effort to arrest those responsible for these attacks. News AngolaAfrica Crackdown on reporters covering Luanda demonstrationlast_img read more

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NBA Finals: What to watch as Warriors, Raptors face off

first_imgMay 29, 2019 /Sports News – National NBA Finals: What to watch as Warriors, Raptors face off FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTar_Heel_Rob/iStock(TORONTO) — The Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors will take the court Wednesday night and begin their quest to become the 2019 NBA champions.The Raptors are after their first championship while the Warriors are seeking their third straight NBA title.Former NBA star Jalen Rose appeared on ABC News’ Good Morning America Wednesday to discuss what to expect as Game 1 of the NBA Finals kicks off at 9 p.m. ET in Toronto. Watch his appearance on GMA below:Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

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Liverpool vs Chelsea, LaLiga, Serie A this weekend on DStv, GOtv

first_imgDStv and GOtv subscribers can look forward to a thrilling weekend of European football action as SuperSport broadcast live action from the Premier League, LaLiga and Serie A from July 18 to 22, 2020.The round’s action in the Premier League is headlined by its final match on the evening of July 22 when Liverpool welcome Chelsea to Anfield. The match will conclude with the champion Reds lifting the trophy (as it is their final home fixture of the season), but Chelsea will be far more concerned with the 90 minutes preceding that as they chase UEFA Champions League football for next season – and also look to lay down a marker that they could be a challenger to Liverpool’s title defence in 2020-21.The match will air live at 8:15pm on DStv SuperSport 1 & 3.Liverpool defeated Chelsea 2-1 when the teams met in a Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge back in September 2019, though the Blues turned the tables to win 2-0 in an FA Cup tie in March 2020, a result they will very much be hoping to repeat in an aim to secure top-table European football next term.This weekend of LaLiga action is headlined by Real Madrid’s trip to Leganes at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on Sunday as they look to return to the champion status in Spain’s elite division.Los Blancos may have wrapped up a record-extending 34th league title by the time of this match and their strong form since the end of lockdown will make them worthy champions. The match will air at 8pm on DStv SuperSport 4.Real will feel confident of defeating Leganes, having thumped their fellow Madrid club 5-0 at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu back in October 2019, courtesy of goals from Rodrygo, Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, and Luka Jovic.Also on LaLiga this weekend, Barcelona’s final match as likely outgoing champions will see them face Deportivo Alaves at Estadio Mendizorrotza.The game could well be manager Quique Setien’s final domestic clash as manager of the Blaugrana, with his likely failure to defend the league title seen as an unforgivable sin in Catalonia.Only if he can guide Barca to the UEFA Champions League next month will his job be saved. This exciting match will air live at 8pm on DStv SuperSport 11The pick of this round of Serie A matches is the meeting of Juventus and Lazio at the Allianz Stadium in Turin on Monday evening, a key game as far as potentially deciding the title is concerned.The Bianconeri will feel that a ninth successive Scudetto is theirs for the taking, while Le Aquile must win to revive their hopes of a first championship since the turn of the century.The match will air live at 8:45pm on DStv SuperSport 1 &9 and on GOtv SuperSport Select 5.RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel The Turin giants will also be eager for revenge, having been beaten twice by Lazio this season: the Rome-based side beat Juve 3-1 both in a Serie A clash back in December 2019 and in a Super Cup match later the same month.Don’t miss the conclusion of the 2019-20 football season on DStv and GOtv.Visit www.dstv.com and www.gotvafrica.com to subscribe or upgrade, and join in on the excitement.And while you’re on the move, you can stream matches on DStv Now.Tags: ChelseaDSTVGoTVLa LigaLiverpoolSerie AWeekend Programslast_img read more

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McIlroy hoping for good Friday

first_img In the current calendar year he is 50 under par for his first round and nine over for his second. He was first-round leader of the Open once before at St Andrews in 2010 with a 63 – the lowest first-round score in the tournament’s long history – but bad weather the following day saw him shoot 80. McIlroy benefited from benign morning conditions on Thursday but tees off at 2.27pm today in what is expected to be changeable weather. “When you go back out on Friday after a good score you know what you can do, so you’re going out with some expectations compared to Thursday,” he said. “I think I’ve just got to approach it trying to hit solid shots the first few holes and play my way into the round, just like I did (on Thursday). “I just have to take it one hole at a time, one shot at a time – I know everyone says it and you’ve heard it a million times, but it’s true. “I feel I’m well prepared this week for whatever the conditions,” he added. “I’ve practised in windy conditions the last few weeks. I’ve practised the shots that I might need for a bad day like Friday might be. Open Championship leader Rory McIlroy will take to the Royal Liverpool links later looking to avoid the dreaded second-round syndrome which has dogged him all year. “Will that help in any way? It might do, because you’re really just concentrating on one shot at a time when the weather is like that. “It’s not like I’ve shot good scores in first rounds and haven’t backed them up before. I’m used to doing that. I just haven’t done it recently.” Seven players begin the day in a share of third place on four under, including Italian brothers Francesco and Edoardo Molinari, world number one Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia. Scott, who squandered a four-shot lead with four holes to play at Lytham in 2012, was delighted to keep McIlroy in his sights. “It’s important, you’ve got to keep pace with a guy like Rory,” Scott said. “He has the potential to really put his foot down. I’ve seen him shoot lots of low rounds and there’s nothing stopping him from doing that either. “I don’t want him running away (with it). We’ve seen what happens, he wins majors by eight shots (in the 2011 US Open and 2012 US PGA). “And Martin Kaymer did it just a few weeks ago in the US Open and it makes for a tough weekend when you’re that far behind having to force it.” Defending champion Phil Mickelson, who has not won since his victory at Muirfield 12 months ago nor shot under par in a major since, carded a two-over 74. The Northern Irishman produced some blistering iron play in shooting a six-under-par 66 to lead the 143rd Open by one stroke from Italian Matteo Manassero. However, the two-time major winner knows he will have to combat a trend which has seen him regularly shoot over par in his second round. Press Associationlast_img read more

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