Security guards burst into journalists’ meeting and attack them with iron bars

first_img July 6, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Argentina News November 9, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Security guards burst into journalists’ meeting and attack them with iron bars Reporters Without Borders today condemned a violent attack by about 10 private security company guards who burst into a union meeting of dozens of journalists employed by the Diario Crónica newspaper in Buenos Aires on 7 November and hit them with iron bars and batons, injuring nine of them.“The journalists seem to have served as an outlet for the aggressiveness of the security guards although they were just peacefully defending their rights,” the press freedom organisation said, calling for an investigation and the punishment of those responsible.Two of the victims, Ricardo Fioravanti and Pablo Pereyra, were rushed to a hospital intensive care unit.The security guards also threatened the journalists, shouting, “Do you remember the disappeared?” and “You will all end up dead,” alluding to the thousands who disappeared during the 1976-83 military dictatorship.The Union of Buenos Aires Press Workers (UTPBA), which had representatives at the meeting, accused the security guards of behaving like the death squads that operated during the dictatorship.The violence ended when a police officer arrived in response to a call by the journalists.Diario Crónica’s staff has been at loggerheads with the newspaper’s management for nearly two weeks as a result of the announced dismissal of at least 71 of its journalists and the elimination of its evening edition.The meeting had been called so that the representatives of the UTPBA and an internal commission could report back to employees about the outcome of a meeting they had earlier that day with the labour ministry. Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF_en Receive email alerts Newscenter_img ArgentinaAmericas ArgentinaAmericas Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia to go further November 19, 2020 Find out more News Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites December 4, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Mangal, Dinanauth and Adams are Laparkan Invitational Golf champions

first_imgMike Mangal, Deoram Dinanauth and Carlos Adams emerged as the champions in their flights respective flights of the Laparkan Invitational Golf championsStarting under fair weather, the eager golfers took to the Course at Lusignan on Saturday but to the players dismay, a heavy downpour halfway during the tournament caused play to cease after only 9 holes were accounted for.Nevethelss, golfers utilised the afternoon with review of the day’s play and being coached on improvement of their game by veteran former Captain Patrick Prashad.Laparkan, of 2-9, Lombard St, Georgetown, phone 592-226-1095 or 592-226-1097, with over 30 years of service to the Caribbean and the largest network of offices and agents in the Caribbean, has over 6000 agents worldwide to serve you through their international partners.The company providies solutions for your transportation and logistics needs, and has membership in over 6 (six) international freight forwarder organizations.Laparkan has several agencies that enable its efficeint operations including an Air and Cargo division, Freight Forwarding division, Office Equipment and Supplies division and a Shipping division.The company has been a contributor to the Lusignan Golf Club especially in areas of freight/cargo delivery.In the 20 – 28 Flight, winners were 1st – Carlos Adams (31/13), while 2nd place was a tie between Pope Emanuel London (33/11) and Paton George (33/10) , with Pope Emanuel winning on the last 6 holes countback.In the 11 – 19 Flight, Deoram Dinanauth (33/9) placed 1st, while George Bulkan (36/9) placed 2nd. In the 0-9 Flight, both Mike Mangal and Alfred Mentore tied at 36/5 for the winning spot, but Mike scored better on countback of the last 6 holes giving him the 1st place, and giving Alfred 2nd place.Dr Joaan Deo, representing Captain Chatterpaul Deo, was heartened at the performance of the golfers, and noted that the support, skill level displayed and camaraderie augur well for the development of the game in Guyana.last_img read more

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