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.”
Ahead of this weekend’s Mother’s Day holiday, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile has released a new video for “The Mother”, a tune off of her 2018 album, By The Way, I Forgive You. Brandi’s most recent acclaimed studio album helped her win three Grammys earlier this year.The new video depicts the joys and responsibilities of motherhood alongside Carlile’s first-person lyrics, including mothers putting their children to bed and laying with them, pushing children in strollers, breastfeeding, grocery shopping, and cooking. Watch Brandi Carlile’s new video for “The Mother” below:Brandi Carlile – “The Mother”[Video: Brandi Carlile]On Monday, Brandi Carlile announced she is headed back to the beach in January for her second annual destination event. Next year’s Brandi Carlile’s Girls Just Wanna Weekend is set for January 29th through February 2nd at Rivera Maya, MX’s Hard Rock Hotel.The five-day destination is highlighted by three performances from Carlile, in addition to sets from Sheryl Crow, Lake Street Dive, Patty Griffin, Lucius, Wanda Sykes (Comedy Set), KT Tunstall, Jade Bird, Amanda Shires, and Yola.Carlile also recently extended her 2019 tour plans with a new batch of concert dates now scheduled to keep the singer and guitarist on the road well into the summer months. Head to Brandi Carlile’s website for a full list of her upcoming tour dates and ticketing information.
Researchers have discovered in fruit flies a key metabolic hormone thought to be the exclusive property of vertebrates. The hormone, leptin, is a nutrient sensor, regulating energy intake and output and ultimately controlling appetite. As such, it is of keen interest to researchers investigating obesity and diabetes on the molecular level. But until now, complex mammals such as mice have been the only models for investigating the mechanisms of this critical hormone. These new findings suggest that fruit flies can provide significant insights into the molecular underpinnings of fat sensing.“Leptin is very complex,” said Akhila Rajan, first author on the paper and a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Norbert Perrimon, James Stillman Professor of Developmental Biology at Harvard Medical School. “These types of hormones acquire more and more complex function as they evolve. Here in the fly we’re seeing leptin in its most likely primitive form.”These findings appear September 28 in Cell. Read Full Story