Journalist – Ramiro Ledesma http://ramiroledesma.com/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 02:29:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ramiroledesma.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Journalist – Ramiro Ledesma http://ramiroledesma.com/ 32 32 Russian opposition politician detained in Moscow, journalist and lawyer say https://ramiroledesma.com/russian-opposition-politician-detained-in-moscow-journalist-and-lawyer-say/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 23:54:00 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/russian-opposition-politician-detained-in-moscow-journalist-and-lawyer-say/ Russian opposition figure Ilya Yashin addresses supporters during a rally to mark the 5th anniversary of the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov and to protest against proposed amendments to the country’s constitution, in Moscow, in Russia, February 29, 2020. REUTERS / Shamil Zhumatov Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 28 […]]]>

Russian opposition figure Ilya Yashin addresses supporters during a rally to mark the 5th anniversary of the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov and to protest against proposed amendments to the country’s constitution, in Moscow, in Russia, February 29, 2020. REUTERS / Shamil Zhumatov

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June 28 (Reuters) – Prominent Russian opposition politician Ilya Yashin was arrested in Moscow on Monday, a lawyer for opposition figures and a Russian journalist said on their social media accounts.

Irina Babloyan, a journalist and host of the now defunct Ekho Moskvy radio station, said Yashin was arrested as they walked together.

“I was walking with my friend, Ilya Yashin, in the park… The police came and took Ilya away,” Babloyan said on the Telegram messaging app.

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Lawyer Vadim Prokhorov, who has represented many Russian opposition figures, also said Yashin was in custody for the alleged administrative offense of disobeying a police officer.

“I am not allowed to go to the (Moscow) Luzhniki Police Department to (see) inmate Ilya Yashin,” he said on his Facebook page.

Reuters was unable to independently verify the information. There has been no official confirmation of the detention from the Russian authorities.

Yashin’s detention is the latest in a broader and long-running crackdown on opponents of the Kremlin. Opposition politician Alexei Navalny is the most prominent Kremlin critic to be imprisoned, serving an 11-and-a-half-year sentence. Read more

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in February, thousands of people have been arrested during protests in dozens of cities across Russia. Read more

Yashin, a city deputy for Moscow’s Krasnoselsky district, is an outspoken critic of the war the Kremlin calls a “special military operation”.

“I’m staying in Russia,” Yashin tweeted on March 7. “I’ve said it before and I keep saying it: Russians and Ukrainians shouldn’t kill each other. If I’m destined to end up in prison for anti-war speeches, I’ll accept it with dignity. “

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Reporting from Melbourne by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Stephen Coates

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Partey and Tierney will be in top form for Arsenal’s pre-season https://ramiroledesma.com/partey-and-tierney-will-be-in-top-form-for-arsenals-pre-season/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/partey-and-tierney-will-be-in-top-form-for-arsenals-pre-season/ Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey is reportedly in fine form ahead of pre-season after the Ghana international missed the final games of the Premier League season, with Kieran Tierney also back from injury. Goal journalist Charles Watts has revealed on his YouTube channel that the Arsenal duo are set to play […]]]>
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Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey is reportedly in fine form ahead of pre-season after the Ghana international missed the final games of the Premier League season, with Kieran Tierney also back from injury.

Goal journalist Charles Watts has revealed on his YouTube channel that the Arsenal duo are set to play for the North London side this summer in pre-season, with Partey and Tierney both missing the final games of last season due to injuries which have played a huge role in the North London side missing the top four.

Partey was arguably Arsenal’s best midfielder last season as the former Atletico Madrid star struck up an incredible relationship with Granit Xhaka and Martin Odegaard in the center of the park, while Tierney’s absence has It was also hugely felt at left-back as Nuno Tavares couldn’t match the Scot’s level of performance.

The pair are two of Arsenal’s most important players, with Mikel Arteta playing left-back and £45m midfielder at every possible opportunity, and their absences were vital in the Gunners’ collapse in end of the season as Tottenham propelled them to fourth place.

Indeed, the fitness of Partey and Tierney will be key to Arsenal’s success next season, but with the pair now set to play friendlies in Germany and the United States this summer, it’s already a start. encouraging for the Gunners.

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Watts said of Partey and Tierney’s injuries: “My understanding is that they are both fine. Thomas Partey is fine in every way. He hasn’t played for Ghana this summer, he’s in great shape and ready for pre-season, and we think Tierney is the same.

Arsenal must keep Partey and Tierney fit if they are to succeed next season

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Injuries are often the cause of Arsenal’s success, but last season took the cake as Partey and Tierney were ruled out for the final two months of the campaign within hours, and for the 22/23 campaign. , the Gunners need to do everything they can to keep the pair fit.

After all, both players were among the best for Arsenal last season as the north London side fell three points short of finishing fourth, and keeping Partey and Tierney injury-free will be key to the Gunners coming back. finally to UEFA. Champions League.

In other news, ‘100% done’: Romano says ‘fantastic’ player is close to signing for Arsenal

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Print Journalist Defends Shiv Sainiks Hooliganism in Maharashtra https://ramiroledesma.com/print-journalist-defends-shiv-sainiks-hooliganism-in-maharashtra/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 09:30:28 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/print-journalist-defends-shiv-sainiks-hooliganism-in-maharashtra/ True to their reputation, the Shiv Sainiks began using street power and muscle to intimidate MPs who defected from the Uddhav Thackeray camp to support the “rebel” group Eknath Shinde. Supporters of Uddhav Thackeray have vandalized offices and defaced posters of ‘rebel’ MPs over the past two days as they rampaged through the streets of […]]]>

True to their reputation, the Shiv Sainiks began using street power and muscle to intimidate MPs who defected from the Uddhav Thackeray camp to support the “rebel” group Eknath Shinde. Supporters of Uddhav Thackeray have vandalized offices and defaced posters of ‘rebel’ MPs over the past two days as they rampaged through the streets of Maharashtra.

However, rather than exposing this thuggish behavior, a “journalist” affiliated with the left-leaning propaganda news site “The Print” continued to publicly sympathize with the Shiv Sena henchmen.

According to ANI, Shiv Sena’s goons today (June 25) vandalized the office of party MP Tanaji Sawant at Balaji Nagar area in Katraj, Pune. Sawant is one of the dissident state MPs currently camped in Guwahati, Assam along with other MPs who sided with Eknath Shinde.

In the video shared by ANI news agency, Shiv Sena goons can be seen charging into Tanaji Swant’s office while waving sticks, truncheons and the party’s saffron flag. They vandalize the walls outside the office with graffiti and smash the windows. The Shiv Saniks then storm into the office and vandalize it while shouting slogans against Sawant. They then pull out a poster of party founder Balasaheb Thackeray that was kept in the MP’s office and wave it in the air, brandishing slogans in favor of Uddhav Thackeray.

Justifying the act, Sanjay More, the leader of the Shiv Sena in Pune, threatened the other dissident MPs: “Our party employee vandalized the office of Tanaji Sawant. All the traitors and rebel deputies who troubled our leader Uddhav Thackeray will face this type of action. Their office will also be attacked… No one will be spared.

Also yesterday (June 24) Shiv Sena goons vandalized the board outside the office of Mangesh Kudalkar who is one of the rebel Shiv Sena MPs currently in Assam. Shiv Sainiks in Nashik was also seen throwing eggs and black ink at posters showing rebel leader Eknath Shinde. A few other Shiv Sainiks gathered in Chuna Bhatti area of ​​Mumbai and shouted slogans against Mangesh Kudalkar.

Dilip Lande, another Shiv Sena MP representing Chandivali constituency in Mumbai, also faced the wrath of Shiv Sainiks. In Chandivali, they destroyed banners and posters of MP Dilip Lande. Somnath Sangle, a former Shiv Sena corporal, took Shiv Sainiks with him to Sakinaka to vandalize the Dilip Lande banners set up in that area.

As the Shiv Sainiks continue to resort to hooliganism and vandalism to intimidate MPs, Hemant Desai, a senior ‘journalist’ working for The Print, openly expressed his sympathy for these morons during a debate program hosted by India TV .

In an excerpt from the program shared on Twitter by popular user Amit Thadani, The Print’s “journalist” is heard saying that the Shiv Sainiks had no choice but to resort to violence. Hemant Desai is heard to say that he doubts that Shiv Sena workers have resorted to hooliganism in several places. He said that to his knowledge, Shiv Sainiks had only resorted to vandalism in Kurla.

Desai continued, “The latest hooliganism from their old position is insignificant. The level of uproar the Shiv Sainiks resorted to earlier was considerably more extreme.

“There have been fewer cases of hooliganism under the leadership of Uddhav Ji, and the Shiv Sena is much more moderate than it used to be,” the writer expressed his deepest sympathy with the supremo of the Shiv Sena and his henchmen, adding that while Aditya Thackeray is also opposed to violence, they currently have little choice but to adopt a mildly aggressive stance.

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut threatens rebel MPs with violence

Notably, until yesterday, Rajya Sabha MP and Uddhav Thackeray loyalist Sanjay Raut implicitly threatened with violence party MPs who joined the rebel camp of Eknath Shinde.

Speaking to ANI on Friday, Raut, a member of Rajya Sabha from Sena, said, “The faction (Eknath Shinde) challenging us must realize that Shiv Sena workers are not on the roads yet. These battles are fought either through the law or on the roads. If necessary, our workers would come to the roads.

Similarly on Thursday, while speaking to NDTV, Sanjay Raut directly threatened rebel MPs with street violence. When asked whether or not Uddhav Thackeray would remain Chief Minister, he said: ‘All MPs come to the House. We will see then. Those MPs who left will eventually have to return to Maharashtra. They will find it difficult to return and move around Maharashtra.

Meanwhile, rebel Shiv Sena MP Eknath Shinde has informed that he has the support of 50 MPs, which is enough to oust the Maha Vikas Aghadi government from power.

He made the revelations during an exclusive phone conversation with TV9 Marathi. Shinde confirmed that around 40 of the deputies are from Shiv Sena. This implies that the rebel leader has the manpower to circumvent disciplinary action under the anti-defection law.

Apart from the Shiv Sena MPs, around 60 Maharashtra Legislative Council (MLC) members are also expected to join the rebel camp of Eknath Shinde.

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WSU Hosts Student Journalists from the Balkans for a Program on the Importance of a Free Press – WSU Insider https://ramiroledesma.com/wsu-hosts-student-journalists-from-the-balkans-for-a-program-on-the-importance-of-a-free-press-wsu-insider/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 16:48:28 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/wsu-hosts-student-journalists-from-the-balkans-for-a-program-on-the-importance-of-a-free-press-wsu-insider/ Washington State University welcomes a delegation of 14 student journalists from the Balkans. The three-week program started on June 18. The American Journalism and Media Institute (SUSI) study is part of a U.S. Department of State program designed to help foster greater international understanding of the importance of freedom of expression and freedom of expression. […]]]>

Washington State University welcomes a delegation of 14 student journalists from the Balkans. The three-week program started on June 18.

The American Journalism and Media Institute (SUSI) study is part of a U.S. Department of State program designed to help foster greater international understanding of the importance of freedom of expression and freedom of expression. a free press.

“WSU’s participation in the SUSI program provides foundational journalistic ethics and professional know-how to students from Eastern European countries pursuing careers in media and journalism. They will build lasting relationships with each other, as well as with students and journalists here in the United States, helping to build a global community of professionals dedicated to truth and reliability in reporting,” said Paul Whitney, vice-president Associate President for International Programs.

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Nevena Ivanovic, a journalism and media student in Krusevac, Serbia, said she hopes the program will help her broaden her overall reporting mindset. She wants to learn new digital communication practices that mesh well with the expertise of WSU faculty and staff.

This expertise was critical in the university’s selection for the federal grant of $210,000 per year over three years, originally awarded in 2019. SUSI is funded by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by FHI 360, a nonprofit organization with offices in Washington, DC

A full six-week program was held at Pullman in 2019. Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 program was canceled and the academic portion of the 2021 program was held online. Last summer, students engaged in a four-week virtual program that included leadership development, volunteer activities, cultural interactions, teaching, and active educational opportunities related to a range of subjects. Topics included: First Amendment rights, the impact of technology on journalism, editorial independence, journalistic ethics, legal constraints, civic and investigative journalism, and digital and social media.

This summer, the 2021 program continues face-to-face. Student journalists will experience the Pacific Northwest through cultural and educational activities and community service. Activities include visits to regional news outlets including the Seattle Times and Spokesperson, college classes with experts including professors from WSU’s Murrow College of Communication, community service with nonprofit organizations local lucrative and cultural experiences such as attending a Seattle Mariners game, visiting the Nez Perce National Historical Park and experiencing the 4th of July with the Johnson Parade and fireworks at Sunnyside Park in Pullman.

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At the end of this program, student journalists will present a reporting project that shares their point of view on the program.

“It is an honor to welcome these students to our campus. As a native of Pullman, I take great pride in making their stay on the Palouse unforgettable. I hope our students leave here as Cougs for life and feel enriched for having experienced a beautiful part of the world they might never have heard of otherwise. said Shane Johnson, SUSI WSU program manager.

Cultural and educational arrangements for the delegation visit are managed by the Office of International Programs as part of its ongoing mission to showcase WSU expertise globally and bring visitors to WSU who can help our students and our community to discover other cultures and points of view.

To learn more about the program, visit ip.wsu.edu/susi.

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“Inter Target Bremer has made a pact with Torino and will not be sold for 40-50 million euros but for around 30 million euros” https://ramiroledesma.com/inter-target-bremer-has-made-a-pact-with-torino-and-will-not-be-sold-for-40-50-million-euros-but-for-around-30-million-euros/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 08:39:26 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/inter-target-bremer-has-made-a-pact-with-torino-and-will-not-be-sold-for-40-50-million-euros-but-for-around-30-million-euros/ Italian journalist Fabrizio Biasin believes that Inter-linked defender Torino Bremer won’t be sold for a hefty €50m this summer, and an offer of €30m in cash plus player will likely be enough. Speaking to Italian TV channel TeleLombardia, Biasin explained that the 25-year-old had made a pact with his current club that, after signing a […]]]>

Italian journalist Fabrizio Biasin believes that Inter-linked defender Torino Bremer won’t be sold for a hefty €50m this summer, and an offer of €30m in cash plus player will likely be enough.

Speaking to Italian TV channel TeleLombardia, Biasin explained that the 25-year-old had made a pact with his current club that, after signing a contract extension with them in the spring, they would allow him to leave for a fee. reasonable fees.

Bremer’s departure from Turin is almost inevitable despite signing a new deal until the end of June 2024 recently, and although the Granata have more leverage in the negotiations for this reason, they have also promised the player that they will wouldn’t let any money in. the path of his desired movement.

The Brazilian would prefer a transfer to Inter and has had a personal agreement with the Nerazzurri for some time, although the two clubs will still have to find an agreement.

Biasin explained that “Inter will move for [Bremer]with whom there has been an iron pact for months.

“Bremer has extended with Torino, with the promise of being sold for a reasonable price,” he added. “So not €40-50m. It will be at €30m, and most likely with the inclusion of a player the other way around.


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Leeds: Reporter drops Albert Elis complaint https://ramiroledesma.com/leeds-reporter-drops-albert-elis-complaint/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 20:12:19 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/leeds-reporter-drops-albert-elis-complaint/ Leeds will “watch closely” winger Alberth Elis, journalist Pete O’Rourke told GiveMeSport. The truth The 26-year-old spent the 2021/22 season on loan at Bordeaux in Ligue 1 from parent club Boavista, with the French side having exercised the option to sign him permanently for a fee of £5.4million. However, his future at the club could […]]]>




Leeds will “watch closely” winger Alberth Elis, journalist Pete O’Rourke told GiveMeSport.

The truth

The 26-year-old spent the 2021/22 season on loan at Bordeaux in Ligue 1 from parent club Boavista, with the French side having exercised the option to sign him permanently for a fee of £5.4million.

However, his future at the club could be in doubt after the Girondins were demoted to the third tier of the French pyramid ‘due to their financial situation’. Bordeaux had finished bottom of the top flight and were expecting to play Ligue 2 football next season, but that made their misery much worse.

Elis played most of his football on the right flank last season, but also featured as a centre-forward on seven occasions.

The last

O’Rourke said Leeds will wait for an “opportunity” to pounce and step up their interest in Elis, who has 53 caps for Honduras.

The journalist told GiveMeSport: “I’m sure Leeds will follow his situation closely, and if the opportunity arises, they can offer him that opportunity to move up to the Premier League.”

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The verdict

Should Leeds look to capitalize on Bordeaux’s woes and swoop in for Elis?

His nine-goal comeback for a side that backed the table is impressive in itself, and that’s even before you consider he’s played just 1,415 minutes in 20 top appearances. Doing the math, he found the net every 157 minutes on average.

According to FBRef, Elis has a similar profile to West Ham United’s Jarrod Bowen, providing a significant goal threat from outside. Indeed, according to a translated tweet from journalist Zach Lowy, ‘The Little Panther’ (as he is dubbed) simply’keep scoring‘.

As uncertainty continues to abound over Raphinha’s future at Elland Road and amid chaos at Bordeaux, Leeds could do much worse than consider a swoop for the Honduran.

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Aideen Kennedy: who is the UTV journalist and reporter? https://ramiroledesma.com/aideen-kennedy-who-is-the-utv-journalist-and-reporter/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 13:40:27 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/aideen-kennedy-who-is-the-utv-journalist-and-reporter/ She requested her fans ‘keep an eye out’ for her children, who she described as the ‘kindest, sweetest most thoughtful kiddies’]]>

She requested her fans ‘keep an eye out’ for her children, who she described as the ‘kindest, sweetest most thoughtful kiddies’



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Tributes have been paid to TV presenter and journalist Aideen Kennedy, who has died at the age of 43 after a terminal illness.

Her death came just hours after she announced that she was receiving palliative care on social media.

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She requested her fans on Twitter “keep an eye out” for her children, Jacob and Eva, who she described as the “kindest, sweetest most thoughtful kiddies”.

She shared a snapshot of the youngsters with a photo of a card they created for her, which said: “To Mummy, I hope you get well soon. I love you loads.”

Kennedy was a popular newscaster with UTV for a number of years and was a regular face on the television in homes across Northern Ireland.

Here is everything you need to know.

Who has paid tribute?

Several of her former coworkers at UTV paid tribute to her on social media.

A spokeswoman for the channel said in a statement: “The UTV family is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former colleague and friend Aideen Kennedy.

“A truly gifted reporter, she spent many years at UTV bringing viewers stories from all over Northern Ireland.

“We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathies to her family at this very sad time.”

Former DUP MLA Emma Little Pengelly said: “Our time here on earth is done.

“I grieved for that. No more pain, or illness for you now. No more sorrow or trauma.

“The most beautiful, kind soul that life gave me the privilege of knowing. Our walks and talks, craic and fun. I hope we will meet again.”

Former political editor at UTV Ken Reid tweeted: “Tonight the thought Aideen is no longer with us is just heartbreaking.

“A decent soul who suffered too much. The news has stunned many of us. We all need to take care. God bless her. RIP.”

BBC’s Barra Best also tweeted: “So sorry to hear this. Aideen was always lovely to meet out while covering a story. RIP.”

How did she die?

Kennedy also posted images of her receiving one of 12 blood transfusions after revealing she was “bleeding in her stomach”; she posted that she was “going home to die” just three days later.

The exact cause of her death has not been disclosed.

In a 2019 interview with the Belfast Telegraph, she revealed that her older sister Fiona died of cancer in 2016 and that her younger brother Dara died of a brain tumor less than a year before at the age of 35.

Rory, her older brother, died in a car accident when he was just a year old.

Kennedy said in the interview: “My mum Maura and dad Noel are the strongest and loveliest people I know. With my mum being a teacher and my dad originally from Argentina, the nature of our family has always had the kids at the forefront.

“We’re very people-oriented as a family. We were a very close family and we did a lot together.”

Kennedy is survived by her parents, Noel and Maura.

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Mexico: It has never been so dangerous to be a journalist https://ramiroledesma.com/mexico-it-has-never-been-so-dangerous-to-be-a-journalist/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 00:06:00 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/mexico-it-has-never-been-so-dangerous-to-be-a-journalist/ It wasn’t until nearly an hour of crawling through near-stop traffic on a freeway in Tijuana, Mexico that we saw the crash that caused the rush-hour rumble. Two vehicles, a pickup truck and an old four-door sedan were piled up at a busy intersection. The entire window on the passenger side of the truck was […]]]>

It wasn’t until nearly an hour of crawling through near-stop traffic on a freeway in Tijuana, Mexico that we saw the crash that caused the rush-hour rumble.

Two vehicles, a pickup truck and an old four-door sedan were piled up at a busy intersection. The entire window on the passenger side of the truck was ostensibly blown out.

“Oh that one? said Jesus Aguilar, a Tijuana reporter covering the crime that we are late to meet. “Yeah, that was like murder scene number five today. It’s going to be a busy night.”

The truck driver had been shot through the passenger side window at the intersection and crashed into the sedan as a result.

Stumbling upon a murder scene is not uncommon in Tijuana. In a country plagued by homicides, the city stands out. There have been more than 800 recorded homicides so far this year alone, according to city officials — and that’s only counting documented killings. Experts say the actual number of homicides is higher.

The state of Baja California, where Tijuana is located, is also known for its disappearances. If the past is any indication, many of these people will never be found – and are likely dead.

Crime reporters, like Aguilar, are sure to be always busy. But they also run an extreme risk of being victims of the same crimes they cover.
This year, 11 journalists in Mexico have been killed, according to human rights group Article 19.

The night shift

Freelance crime reporter Arturo Rosales — who agreed to let CNN accompany him on one of his night shifts last week — is aware of this reality every night.

We meet in an empty park near the city’s infamous red-light district, where Rosales pulls up in a taxi of his own.

“If I have downtime between crime scenes, I get people up,” he said. “This job doesn’t pay much.”

Rosales’ job depends entirely on what he hears on a small radio he keeps propped up on the console of the car. It is tuned to police and first responder frequencies. We are with him for about five minutes before a call comes in about a body found in a truck near a highway.

“We go to very dangerous neighborhoods to document these things,” Rosales said, as we accelerated towards the scene.

“I’m scared sometimes,” he said.

Many murders in Tijuana involve the organized crime fueled by cartels and gangs that have dominated life in many parts of Mexico for generations.

Just coming close to these murders puts journalists in inherent danger, in danger of everything from being directly targeted for covering the crimes to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

At the scene of the homicide, we are greeted by two police officers. They hold the area until crime scene investigators arrive. There are so many murders every day in Tijuana that it often takes techs hours to show up.

Rosales greets one of the officers: “What happened?

The driver was shot in his car, the officer said, adding: ‘Stay behind that line but (photograph) whatever you want.

Rosales takes photos and goes live on Facebook, clearly sticking to the most basic facts: place, time and manner of death.

“I haven’t received any threats from any cartel yet, as I’m here to document the violent event and nothing else,” he explained. “I’m not getting into trouble and accusing no cartel, it’s none of my business.”

In the realm of crime coverage, however, this does not always protect journalists from harm.

“He taught me everything”

One of the first things people say about journalist Margarito Martinez is that he was a happy guy, that he smiled more than the others, despite what he was covering.

Martinez belonged to a well-known small group of independent journalists covering crime in Tijuana. Every evening, he would go out with his camera and document scene after scene, largely reporting only basic facts.

On January 17, he was shot several times outside his home. Some of his closest friends and colleagues he had worked with came forward to document it.

Aguilar, one of Martinez’s best friends, went there too. “That’s what we do, we cover homicides. Now I witnessed his.”

Margarito Martinez's wife, Maria Elena Frausto Granados (L), stands at the site where her husband was shot dead in January.

“He didn’t investigate anything,” Aguilar said. “Other journalists investigate these crimes but Margarito only reported basic facts. He didn’t deserve what happened,” he said, adding, “He was a great friend. .. he taught me everything I know.”

Ten people have been arrested by Mexican authorities in connection with Martinez’s death. Authorities said all 10 had ties to organized crime.

But authorities have yet to produce a specific motive for the murder. Several of the 10 people detained were eventually released. None have been formally charged.

Several Tijuana reporters told CNN they knew exactly why Martinez was killed and offered various theories, including that Martinez was falsely accused of sharing information about the family of a local crime boss.

CNN cannot independently verify this information.

Attacks and impunity

This particularly violent year for Mexican journalists has sparked outrage across the country and even within the media.

Critics say the Mexican government is unable or unwilling to protect journalists, just as it is seemingly unable to curb the vast levels of violence across society.

“Look how many of us have been killed,” Aguilar said. “They say there isn’t that level of violence, but that’s bullshit. Pure lies.”

Aguilar refers to the federal government, led by President Ándres Manuel López Obrador.

López Obrador has consistently stated that his government protects journalists.

“In each of these cases (of murdered journalists), people have already been detained and there is no impunity,” López Obrador told a press conference earlier this year.

Mexican journalist Lourdes Maldonado López, who feared for her life, was killed in Tijuana

However, official data paints a different picture. More than 90% of crimes in Mexico go unsolved, according to the federal government’s own statistics — and the vast majority of homicides in which journalists have been killed are no different.

“Whatever the threats, the obstacles to their work, whoever kills a journalist, there are no consequences because we live in a country of impunity,” said Sonia de Anda, a journalist in Tijuana and an advocate for freedom of the press, at CNN.

She argues that this culture also encourages criminals to commit acts of violence against journalists simply for doing their job.

Critics say the president’s narrative also contributes to the violence.

López Obrador regularly criticizes members of the media, personally attacking them for coverage of him that he dislikes and calling some enemies of the Mexican people.

A demonstrator demonstrates against the murder of three journalists -- Jose Luis Arenas, Margarito Martinez and Lourdes Maldonado -- in January.

This rhetoric, de Anda said, creates a climate where violence against journalists becomes more likely, if not outright encouraged.

“We have a president who attacks free speech,” de Anda said. “He invites his followers to attack these periodistas (journalists) when they don’t agree with him. And then comes the violence. It’s the worst we’ve ever seen.”

A reporter, who asked CNN not to reveal his name for security reasons, told CNN: “It’s been very difficult for some of us lately, the grief, the fear, the pressure. “

Rosales said everyone is feeling that these days. It is not difficult to understand why.

We accompany him to several more murder scenes that night, in some of Tijuana’s most dangerous neighborhoods. At each, police presence is limited, with some people standing and observing.

They are probably observers, called punteros, who work for certain cartels and monitor what is happening at crime scenes, Rosales explained.

“I just do my job openly and honestly and then I leave. But it can be scary,” he said.

During that 24-hour period, 15 homicides were recorded in Tijuana, marking the most violent day of the year for the city so far.

It’s only a matter of time, Rosales said, before another journalist becomes another victim.

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Father of slain journalist frustrated with illegal ATVs – NBC4 Washington https://ramiroledesma.com/father-of-slain-journalist-frustrated-with-illegal-atvs-nbc4-washington/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 21:37:52 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/father-of-slain-journalist-frustrated-with-illegal-atvs-nbc4-washington/ DC police are searching for ATV riders in connection with a road rage shooting that seriously injured a man in southeast DC earlier this week. The crime brought back horrific memories for Ken McClenton, whose daughter’s shooting death seven years ago also involved ATV riders. Her daughter, Charnice Milton, was a journalist waiting for a […]]]>

DC police are searching for ATV riders in connection with a road rage shooting that seriously injured a man in southeast DC earlier this week.

The crime brought back horrific memories for Ken McClenton, whose daughter’s shooting death seven years ago also involved ATV riders. Her daughter, Charnice Milton, was a journalist waiting for a bus on Good Hope Road in May 2015 when she was shot dead.

Although it’s illegal to ride ATVs or dirt bikes on city streets, police say they can’t enforce the law because of the department’s no-prosecution policy.

“There must be no one riding ATVs or dirt bikes in the District of Columbia,” McClenton said. “We were frustrated that this crime is allowed to continue.”

Police are still investigating whether Milton was used as a human shield by the intended target. Police later released video of ATV riders in connection with Milton’s murder, but there was never a break in the case.

“It seems like if crime is allowed, that’s OK, and unfortunately there’s so little respect for the police, so little respect for the law,” McClenton said.

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser said the police department will review its approach to ATVs.

“Some of these stunts that we see people doing, they think it’s fun and fun,” Bowser said.

In the past, DC officials have released images of runners and offered reward money to help identify them. A few years ago, police released a video of seized bicycles being crushed.

Bowser is now hinting at a new enforcement involving the department’s traffic division and greater visibility in entertainment districts, where the roar of these racers is often heard on weekends.

“ATVs are for off-roading… By definition, they’re illegal on the road and they’re dangerous,” she said.

McClenton plans to meet with detectives to get an update on her daughter’s case for the first time in three years.

Although he’s not convinced the police will make any progress in cracking down on ATV riders, he still hopes his daughter will get justice.

“It will be the day I die before I give up hope,” he said.

Police said the Milton case is still open and active, but no arrests have been made. A $25,000 reward is offered to help solve the crime.

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Reporter says ‘special’ ace ‘really wants to play for Newcastle’ https://ramiroledesma.com/reporter-says-special-ace-really-wants-to-play-for-newcastle/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/reporter-says-special-ace-really-wants-to-play-for-newcastle/ Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images Speaking on the Talking Transfers podcast, Graeme Bailey discussed Hugo Ekitike and his desire to play for Newcastle United. The Frenchman has been linked with the Magpies for a long time and, according to Bailey, the striker is very keen on a move to St James’ Park this […]]]>
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Speaking on the Talking Transfers podcast, Graeme Bailey discussed Hugo Ekitike and his desire to play for Newcastle United.

The Frenchman has been linked with the Magpies for a long time and, according to Bailey, the striker is very keen on a move to St James’ Park this summer.

Indeed, Bailey says that unlike some targets, Ekitike has been sold on the Newcastle project, and having seen Bruno Guimaraes settle well at Tyneside, he is keen to make the move himself.

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Bailey spoke about Ekitike’s desire to play for United.

“He really is one of the best teenagers in Europe, no other teenager scored more goals last season, 10, than Ekitike in Europe’s top five divisions. In France they think he is special. It’s interesting, he’s been linked with Dortmund and all the big clubs in Europe. But he always believed the Newcastle project was the right one, he’s seen Guimaraes settling in well and he really wants to play. for Newcastle, which is refreshing,” Bailey said.

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Newcastle would never have attracted a player like Ekitike 12 months ago, but after showing their ambition and helping a player like Guimaraes to the next level, they are now seen as an exciting club to join.

The scary thing is that the Magpies project will only grow from here, and even more top players will be desperate to come to the northeast in the future.

Ekitike is one of the first players to really be sold on this draft, but we’re sure some even bigger names will be desperate to join the Magpies in the years to come.

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