Journalist could face 14 years in jail for “spying” and “illegal” journalism

first_img News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America to go further December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF_en RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” HondurasAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Help by sharing this information center_img News Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 23, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist could face 14 years in jail for “spying” and “illegal” journalism HondurasAmericas Reporters Without Borders expressed concern today that Honduran radio journalist Sandra Maribel Sánchez could be arrested and jailed for 14 years for “spying” and “illegally” working as a journalist. It urged the judge in the case not to issue an arrest warrant and to drop legal proceedings. Sánchez had broadcast on her show, “Contra Punto,” carried by Radio América, an illegal tape-recording of a phone conversation between two public officials.”The legal action taken against her is an attack on the free flow of information guaranteed in Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Honduras has ratified,” said the secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders, Robert Ménard, in a letter to the judge, Nery Velasquez. “A conversation between two public officials is a matter of public interest, so it is the content of it, not its revelation, that is shocking,” he said. Noting that Sánchez was accused of “illegal journalism” because she did not belong to the national Journalists’ Institute, Menard reminded the judge that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights had declared forcing journalists to belong to such institutes to be illegal.Sánchez, who may also be banned from leaving the country, risks up to eight years in jail on the “spying ” charge (Article 214 of the Penal Code) and up to six for “illegal journalism” (Article 293). The charges were made possible after a complaint by former justice minister Vera Sofía Rubí, who is also an ex-head of the state audit board. She was heard in the 1999 broadcast tape speaking to the then president of the supreme court, Armando Avila, arranging to fix a court decision.In January 2000, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression stated that imprisonment for having peacefully expressed an opinion is a serious violation of human rights. Follow the news on Honduras Reportslast_img read more

Age Friendly Housing Technical Advisor assigned to Limerick City and County…

first_imgDonal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print Speaking on behalf of the Local Authority sector, Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive of Meath County Council, host to the Age Friendly Ireland Shared Service said: “The launch is a significant occasion, representing another substantial development in the joint departmental housing policy and also acknowledging the sterling work of local authorities, both Departments, the Age Friendly shared service and partner organisations on the Implementation Group.” Linkedin TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Email Twitter Previous articleHurling supporters asked to stay at home for All Ireland Final to try to limit spread of COVID-19Next articlePREVIEW: Limerick Minor Hurlers begin defence of their Munster championship against Cork Staff Reporter Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Facebook Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LimerickNewsAge Friendly Housing Technical Advisor assigned to Limerick City and County CouncilBy Staff Reporter – December 11, 2020 175 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live AN Age Friendly Housing Technical Advisors has been assigned in Limerick City and County Council to work with older people to source appropriate accommodation.Similar advisors have also been assigned to the other 30 other local authorities across the country representing another substantial development in the collaborative approach to Health and Housing for Older People in Ireland.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In July 2020 Ireland’s new Programme for Government pledged a mission and vision of an Age Friendly Ireland. The approach is to support older people to live in their own homes and communities with dignity and independence, for as long as possible.The programme’s ambition is to enable everyone, of all ages, to live longer healthier lives in their own homes and communities. This vision is central to the overarching principles of the World Health Organisations Age Friendly Framework and core to the joint departmental Housing options for our Ageing Population Policy.The aim of the housing policy is to ensure that older people will have greater choice by developing a range of housing options that are suited to their needs, so they can plan ahead and, insofar as possible, choose the right home for them.Age Friendly Ireland has supported the development and implementation of the policy document.A member of staff with the appropriate technical level of expertise has participated in training provided by Age Friendly Ireland to enable them to become the local authority specific age friendly Housing Technical Advisor. This will ensure that they can provide specialist advice to the authority itself, to private sector interests who want to get involved in providing age-friendly housing and to individuals from the public generally.Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage Peter Burke said: “The specific action introduced a novel idea that local authorities should appoint a member of staff as a technical advisor on age friendly housing with the intent that this person would be a resource for older people, for the local authorities, and indeed for anyone who wants to access information about age friendly housing.“In late 2019, my Department wrote to the Chief Executives of local authorities asking them to do this, and, in the wholehearted way in which they have embraced other elements of the Age Friendly Ireland programme they all agreed to do so.” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more