Arauca community radio station threatened by persons claiming to be paramilitaries

first_img Reporters Without Borders is very worried about the threats that have been made against Sarare Estéreo, a community radio station based in Saravena, in the northeastern department of Arauca, since early May. In the latest incident, on 28 May, the entrance of the station was painted with the letters AUC – the initials of the paramilitary alliance known as the United Self-Defence Groups of Colombia.“An investigation must be carried out as quickly as possible to determine whether these threats are coming from the paramilitaries and, in the meantime, Sarare Estéreo and its staff must be given protection at once,” the press freedom organisation said. “The paramilitaries have not disarmed despite the government’s demobilisation programme. They continue to have connections within the political class, in some cases at a very high level, and they continue to pose a serious danger to the media, especially in the provinces.”“A detailed evaluation of the risks must be carried out and security measures must be taken by the authorities, in coordination with journalists’ organisations and human rights groups,” Reporters Without Borders added, saying it was ready to contribute to such an initiative.The staff of Sarare Estéreo found the letters AUC painted on the entrance to the station on the morning of 28 May. Officially demobilised in June 2006, the AUC is Colombia’s biggest paramilitary group. Sarare Estéreo manager Ella Patricia Ardila told Reporters Without Borders that all of the station’s staff have been getting threatening messages signed “Arauca Self-Defence Groups” since 8 May. The messages warn them “not to meddle in subjects that do not concern you.”Sarare Estéreo’s programme content consists almost entirely of music. Its only news programme is broadcast from 6 to 7 am. In early May, it reported the capture of a drug trafficker known as Pablo Arauca, who allegedly set up paramilitary groups on the department. But Ardila said his arrest was widely covered by all the national media so it would not explain the threats against Sarare Estéreo. Other local sources take the same view, claiming that ordinary criminal gangs are using the “AUC” label to create a climate of fear. June 3, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arauca community radio station threatened by persons claiming to be paramilitaries ColombiaAmericas News May 13, 2021 Find out more October 21, 2020 Find out more Reports Organisation 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts Newscenter_img Follow the news on Colombia News to go further RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia RSF_en Help by sharing this information RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America ColombiaAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


Is your credit union out of good ideas?

first_imgLately it seems like Hollywood and television have run out of good, new ideas for entertainment. Many movies and programs coming out are sequels, reboots and “reimaginings” (whatever that is). For a recent example, look no further than the re-whatever of The X-Files on Fox.Admittedly, some of these sequels and reboots are a lot of fun. For example, I think some of the updated Star Trek franchise films are at least as good, if not better, than the originals. On the flipside, for every good sequel or remake you get, there’s always going to be a Jaws: The Revenge or Godzilla (1998).I receive a number of credit union newsletters and can say with certainty that too many of them have the same information (i.e.: the same promotion every spring, the same information listed every fall). Is your bank or credit union out of good ideas? This applies to a number of areas, including consumer service, marketing, the brand and operations. If your financial institution finds itself in an idea rut, consider the following kickstarters to find new inspiration.Break out of the financial institution silo. We are all guilty of focusing solely on the task at hand, daily operations, etc. Over time, this limits our vision and blunts focus. Look outside the world of banks and credit unions. Scan blogs, financial news websites and periodicals. Banks and credit unions must learn to think of themselves as retailers, so it makes sense that we look to the retail world for inspiration and new blood. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


Arsenal transfer target Nicolas Tagliafico scores embarrassing own goal for Ajax

first_imgAjax comfortably won the game despite the own goal (Picture: Sky Sports)Tagliafico fired the ball straight into his own net, but shrugged off the mistake with little fuss.Arsenal already have a host of defensive stars under performing and Emery is tipped to make quite a few changes in the summer.If Arsenal qualify for the Champions League, Emery is aiming to sign at least five players in the coming transfer window.But should Arsenal finish outside the top four of the Premier League again, Emery will have just £40m in transfer funds.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Arsenal transfer target Nicolas Tagliafico scores embarrassing own goal for Ajax Coral BarryThursday 4 Apr 2019 5:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link190Shares Nicolas Tagliafico own goal for Ajax (Picture: Sky Sports)Nicolas Tagliafico scored a humiliating own goal for Ajax in an otherwise routine win for the Eredivisie leaders against Emmen on Wednesday night.The 5-2 win over Emmen, who are bottom of the league, sent Ajax a point clear of second-place side PSV Eindhoven – who have played a game less.Arsenal are tracking Tagliafico this season as Unai Emery has drawn up a list of full-backs capable of replacing Nacho Monreal.Nicolas Tagliafico with one of the greatest own goals you’ll see this season 😂🤷‍♂️— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) April 3, 2019center_img Advertisement Comment ADVERTISEMENTCeltic’s star Kieran Tierney and Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell are also up for consideration, but Emery is said to be a big fan of Tagliafico.Ajax value Tagliafico at around £17million, but Arsenal fans will be wary to see the 26-year-old produce a calamitous own goal against Emmen.AdvertisementAdvertisementUnder no real pressure, Tagliafico plays the ball back to his goalkeeper, only for the speed of the pass to catch his stopper off guard.last_img read more