first_img December 28, 2020 Find out more The director and presenter of a programme called “El Pueblo Habla” on independent Valle TV, Hernández, 54, was gunned down in broad daylight in Nacaome, the capital of the southern department of Valle, as he was about to board a bus to go home. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies HondurasAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence Shot by two men aboard a vehicle who immediately drove off, he was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died of his injuries a few hours later. He was the first journalist to be murdered in Honduras in 2019. RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” March 19, 2019 Journalist murdered in southern Honduras, first this year Hernández was an outspoken journalist who often accused local politicians of corruption in his programme. A few days before his murder, he posted an opinion piece on Facebook calling for President Juan Orlando Hernández’s resignation. HondurasAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence RSF is meanwhile very concerned for the safety of Leonel García, a journalist who was very close to Hernández. The presenter of the independent TV news programme “Noticias Dígalo Cómo Quiera,” García often worked with Hernández and, just before the latter’s murder, had accused Nacaome mayor Victor Flores and local parliamentarian Alfredo Saavedra of corruption. Condemning TV journalist Gabriel Hernández’s murder in southern Honduras on 17 March, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges investigators to prioritize the hypothesis that it was linked to his journalism and calls for urgent reinforcement of the National Mechanism for the Protection of Journalists. His outspoken commentaries had prompted many death threats, which he reported to the National Mechanism for the Protection of Journalists last year. But officials at the Mechanism decided that he was not in any serious danger and refused him protection. The past few months have seen many threats and attacks against independent media in Honduras, especially in the south of the country, where two journalists, Jairo López and Edgar Andino, have been harassed and threatened by officials and local police in recent weeks although they are getting protection from the National Mechanism for the Protection of Journalists. April 27, 2021 Find out more Reports Organisation Help by sharing this information Last month, after receiving threats, García asked the National Mechanism for the Protection of Journalists for emergency protection, but his request was also turned down. RSF managed to contact García today. He is extremely upset and fears that he could also be murdered. Receive email alerts News News May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America to go further Follow the news on Honduras RSF_en Honduras is ranked 141st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. News “The Honduran authorities must conduct an impartial investigation into this appalling murder and prioritize the hypothesis that it was linked to the victim’s journalism,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. “The National Mechanism for the Protection of Journalists must also be reinforced and its criteria for granting protection must be urgently reviewed in order to provide Leonel García and his family with the protection they need.”last_img read more

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first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek announced this week that Assistant City Manager Steve Mermell has been appointed by the City Council to serve as Interim City Manager. Mr. Mermell assumes his new duties effective February 15, 2016, replacing outgoing City Manager Michael J. Beck, who has accepted a new position as Administrative Vice Chancellor for UCLA.The unanimous decision by Mayor Terry Tornek and the full City Council occurred at the February 8, 2016 council meeting.“The Council has full faith and confidence that Steve will continue the tradition of providing outstanding executive leadership for the organization and in service to our residents and businesses,” Mayor Tornek said.Mr. Mermell has devoted his government service career to Pasadena, having joined the City first in 1989 as an analyst for the Water and Power Department. He has served in a variety of positions for several City departments before being appointed in 2008 as one of two Assistant City Managers.“I’m honored that the City Council has appointed me to serve as Interim City Manager. I want to thank Michael Beck for selecting me as Assistant City Manager seven years ago; I would not be in this position if not for him. Pasadena is an incredible city and I look forward to leading our team of dedicated employees in continued service to our community,” Mr. Mermell said.Mr. Mermell was recommended as the preferred choice by the City Council Ad Hoc Search Committee. The Committee includes the Mayor and Councilmembers Victor Gordo, Tyron Hampton and Margaret McAustin. The appointment was unanimously approved by the City Council, including the setting of an annual salary at $260,000.Mr. Mermell, who enjoys golf in his spare time, lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Rachel, and their two sons, Jacob and Ethan.Mayor Tornek said the Council’s Ad Hoc Search Committee will now focus on the recruitment process to find a new, permanent replacement. The public is encouraged to provide their input regarding the qualities they believe the next city manager should have. The public can go online to http://www.cityofpasadena.net/CityManagerRecruitment and complete a brief survey.At the Council’s Feb. 8 meeting, the firm of Bob Murray and Associates was selected to help in the recruitment process for a new, permanent replacement. More details about the recruitment will be posted soon on the City’s website.Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit the City of Pasadena online at  www.cityofpasadena.net; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and like the City on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena. Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Community Newscenter_img 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Government Mayor Announces Steve Mermell Appointed Interim City Manager Published on Thursday, February 11, 2016 | 1:52 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more