RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America August 26, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A journalist killed, another wounded Follow the news on Colombia RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Reports Receive email alerts October 21, 2020 Find out more The authorities have blamed the crime on the FARC guerrillas but the twocivilians who shot Benavides have not been identified. It was also notclear if the two journalists were targeted in the attack. They weretravelling in the vehicle with the governor of a local Indian reserve,Camilo Jamioy, his wife, who is a town councillor from Sibundoy (Putumayoprovince), and a town council election candidate, Alex Mejía. None hadreceived threats before the attack.————————————-24.08.2003Suspected rebels kill journalist and wound anotherReporters Without Borders today deplored the killing of a 25-year-old radio journalist and the wounding of another by suspected guerrillas in southern Colombia. Juan Carlos Carlos Benavidez, a reporter with the community station Manantial Estereo, was shot in the back by rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) when his car reportedly failed to stop at a roadblock on 22 August. He and another reporter from the station, Jaime Conrado, who was wounded in the stomach, were travelling from Puerto Caicedo (Putumayo state) to cover a meeting the next day between President Alvaro Uribe and regional officials in Puerto Asis.Benavidez is the fifth journalist killed so far this year in Colombia, which is the most dangerous country in Latin America for journalists, about 50 of whom have been killed over the last decade. The armed groups in the nation’s civil war see them as “military targets” when they suspect them of backing their opponents. Journalists are also murdered when they report on druglords and corruption. Reporters Without Borders has put the heads of the three main armed groups – Carlos Castaño, of the rightist paramilitary United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (AUC), Manuel Marulanda, of the FARC (Marxist), and Nicolas Rodríguez Bautista, of the National Liberation Army (ELN, Guevarist) – on its worldwide list of “predators of press freedom” because of their repeated attacks on press freedom. The FARC is holding 21 political hostages, including former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, about 50 army officers and some 800 civilians, some of them for more than six years. It wants a general agreement to exchange them for its supporters who are being held by the government side. Help by sharing this information News May 13, 2021 Find out more News Organisation ColombiaAmericas to go further News ColombiaAmericas
NewsBreaking news#VIDEO Andy Lee honoured as one of Limerick’s finest sonsBy Staff Reporter – December 17, 2014 733 Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Previous articleWin a DVD: Tommy TiernanNext articleGardai disrupt illegal medicine trade Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WBO World Middleweight Boxing Champion, Limerick’s Andy Lee has been honoured at a Civic Reception held to acknowledge his success at winning the vacant World boxing title last weekend in Las Vegas.The Limerick boxer who has now made his fame on the world boxing stage was also told that “Limerick will not be told no to hosting his mandatory defence of the world title next year”, as councillors pleaded with Lee’s trainer Adam Booth to consider hosting the title fight in Limerick.At a Civic Reception held at City Hall this Wednesday, the newly crowned world champion received a standing ovation as he was presented with a scroll honouring his achievements in boxing.During the reception at a packed City Hall, Andy was told by Mayor of Limerick City and County Kevin Sheahan, that the boxer’s “hometown would not be found wanting in hosting any title fight”.Throughout a number of addresses made by Limerick City and County councillors, Andy was described as one of “Limerick’s finest sons who claimed a world title that the people of Castleconnell, Limerick and Ireland will celebrate as another milestone moment in Irish sport.”The achievement of being the first Irish man to win a world boxing title in America since the 1930s was herald as a testimant to Andy’s “skill, ability and temperament”.Special mention, prayers and thoughts were also given to Andy’s former trainer and mentor, Emanuel Steward who invested time, energy, finance and faith in the Castleconnell southpaw.The whole experience, Andy said, would be something he “will never forget as long as I live”.Lee also had words of encourgaement to the younger generation of Limerick fighters and indeed those from his former club St Francis Boxing Club, in that “anyone can from Limerick can go on in boxing, or in any sport, to the top and become a world champion just like me”.The middleweight world champion also urged local authorities to believe in the next generation and support them financially “as Limerick could have many more world champions to come”.Despite the poor weather conditions, crowds gathered outside the steps of City Hall to hail their boxing hero and fulfill another aspect of his boyhood dream of standing before the people of Limerick, “literally on top of the world as champion”. TAGSfeatured RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Email Linkedin WhatsApp Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment First Irish death from Coronavirus Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet
Applying electrical current to the brain can enhance people’s mathematical abilities, according to new research by neuroscientists at Oxford University. In the study, 15 student volunteers aged 20 and 21 were taught symbols that represented different numerical values, and were then timed to see how quickly and accurately they could complete a series of maths puzzles based on those symbols. Participants whose brains were being stimulated demonstrated an improved ability to perform the task. “We’re not advising people to go around giving themselves electric shocks, but we are extremely excited by the potential of our findings and are now looking into the underlying brain changes,” said Dr Cohen Kadosh, who is leading the study. The effects are believed to last about six months. The research could help those with moderate to severe math disability, which affects nearly 20 per cent of the population.