Ex-paramilitary and former mayor convicted of kidnapping four journalists in 2003

first_img Organisation August 21, 2020 Find out more GuatemalaAmericas RSF_en News Follow the news on Guatemala to go further News February 16, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ex-paramilitary and former mayor convicted of kidnapping four journalists in 2003 The government announced the formation of a high-level commission with the task of obtaining the release of the journalists. It consists of Alfonso Fuentes of the presidential human rights commission, Catalina Soberanis, secretary of state for peace, and Huehuetenango province governor Carlos Morales.About 100 journalists demonstrated outside the congress and the presidential palace yesterday to protest against their colleagues’ abduction. Meanwhile it was learned that Henry Hernández and Thelma Shaw, the two employees of the ombudsman’s office who were kidnapped along with the journalists, were able to escape during the night of 26 October because they were not tied up like the other hostages. Hernández said one of the journalists, Fredy López, was hit by the kidnappers during the first few hours of their abduction. Prensa Libre has reported that a fifth person, a civilian, has also been taken hostage.___________________________28.10.2003 – Ex-paramilitaries free four kidnapped journalistsFredy López, Alberto Ramírez, Emerson Díaz and Mario Linares of the daily Prensa Libre were released on 28 October by the former members of the paramilitary Civilian Self-Defence Patrols (PAC) who took them hostage two days earlier. “We were very scared, especially then the commission did not arrive, because they said they were going to burn us,” said Díaz. “They were angry, but they did not treat us badly,” Linares said.The governmental commission that was set up to negotiate their release said the kidnappers’ demands would be met. They had demanded payment of government compensation for their support for the army’s operations against guerrillas during the 1980s. PAC leaders said they would take similar action again if the government did not keep its promise.———————————————–27.10.2003 – Call for immediate release of four journalists abducted by former paramilitariesReporters Without Borders today voiced deep concern about the abduction yesterday of four journalists working for the daily Prensa Libre and two representatives of the human rights ombudsman, and called for their immediate release. Reporters Fredy López and Alberto Ramírez and photographers Emerson Díaz (left on the photo) and Mario Linares (right on the photo) were taken hostage in the western province of Huehuetenango by former paramilitaries who are pressing for compensation from the government for the support they gave the army during the 1960-1996 civil war. Linares also freelances for the news agency Reuters.”Treating these journalists as bargaining chips in political negotiations is unacceptable and will only discredit the kidnappers’ cause,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It also further weakens press freedom by making the job of a journalist even more dangerous.”In a letter to President Alfonso Portillo Cabrera, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard urged him to take no measures that could put the lives of the four journalists in danger, and to do everything possible to ensure they were freed as soon as possible.”Press freedom had once again fallen victim to tensions resulting from the campaign for the 9 November presidential elections,” Ménard said. Attacks and threats against the press have increased, totalling some 60 cases so far this year. Most have been attributed to supporters of Gen. Efraín Ríos Montt, the presidential candidate of the ruling Guatemalan Republic Front (FRG). One journalist has died.Guatemala was placed 99th out of 166 countries in a worldwide ranking of countries according to respect for press freedom, which Reporters Without Borders issued on 20 October. Only three countries had worse rankings in the western hemisphere: Haiti (100th), Colombia (147th) and Cuba (165th).Prensa Libre managing editor Gonzalo Marroquín told AFP that López and Diaz were the first to be kidnapped yesterday. After learning of their abduction, the newspaper sent the other two journalists together with the two representatives of the ombudsman’s office by helicopter, but they were kidnapped as well. “We are very concerned for their safety,” Marroquín said.According to Prensa Libre, the former paramilitaries will not release the journalists until they have been paid promised compensation. The police said the abductors took their six hostages to La Libertad last night.López and Ramírez had gone to Huehuetenango province to cover Gen. Ríos Montt’s campaign. They were abducted at a roadblock set up by some 500 former members of the Civilian Self-Defence Patrols on the road to La Libertad, which Ríos Montt was scheduled to visit. Four hundred members of the security forces went there late yesterday afternoon but the ensuring negotiations were unsuccessful.President Portillo promised to pay 680 dollars each to a total of 500,000 former paramilitaries who were recruited by the army in the 1980s in its fight against leftist guerrillas with the result that numerous civilians were killed. The proposed payment has been criticised by the international community and human rights organisations, which deplore that fact that it is those responsible for many deaths who are the first to be compensated, and not their victims. The FRG is also suspected of hoping to shore up its electoral support by means of the payment.According to Marco Córtez, an investigating judge in charge of crimes against journalists and trade unionists, there have been more than 60 cases of threats against news media personnel in 2003. Hector Ramírez, a journalist with Radio Sonora and the TV news programme “Notisiete,” died of a heart attack while being chased through the streets of the capital by Ríos Montt supporters on 24 July. They were protesting against a law banning Ríos Montt from standing as a candidate. Several journalists were attacked on that day and the following one. News GuatemalaAmericas A former member of the paramilitary Civilian Self-Defence Patrols (PAC) has been sentenced by a court in Huehuetenango to six years in prison for kidnapping four journalists, while former mayor Mirta de Jesús López has received a two-year term. Both have been released on bail. Their victims were Prensa Libre staffers Fredy López, Alberto Ramírez, Emerson Días and Mario Linares, who were captured a group of former PAC members on 26 October 2003 and freed two days later.___________________________28.10.2003 – Four kidnapped journalist said to be “all right”Prensa Libre managing editor Gonzalo Marroquín, who went to Huehuetenango province yesterday with human rights ombudsman Sergio Morales, told Agence France-Presse: “Journalists of ours established contact with their kidnapped colleagues, and they are all right.” He said their kidnappers were awaiting the arrival of a government commission and it was hoped they would be released today. Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! 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Investigating attack on Monterrey TV studios a “test” for federal justice ministry

first_img May 13, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas Reports Organisation MexicoAmericas RSF_en Reporters Without Borders hopes for quick results from the investigation into yesterday’s armed attack in Monterrey (in the northeastern state of Nuevo León), in which gunmen threw a grenade and opened fire on the regional studios of the privately-owned national TV network Televisa and left a message criticising media coverage of drug trafficking. The federal justice ministry is leading the investigation.“Fortunately there were no victims, but this attack shows that organised crime is targeting national as well as local media,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Solving this attack will be a new test for the government, which wants to make it a federal crime to use violence against the press.”The press freedom organisation added: “The reference in the gunmen’s message to government involvement in drug trafficking should obviously be treated with prudence, but should encourage the authorities to monitor what goes on in their own ranks. We hail the measures taken to protect the Televisa building and the two other national networks in Monterrey, TV Azteca and Multimedios.”Yesterday evening’s attack was carried out by masked men in two pickup trucks. Televisa’s management said 12 bullet impacts were found in the building’s entrance while the grenade damaged a workshop used by cameramen. No one was injured, but a journalist, Karina Garza Ochoa, received treatment for shockThe hand-written message left by the gunmen said: “Stop reporting only about us, also report about the narco-officials.”Troops and members of the Federal Preventive Police (PFP) immediately set up a security cordon around the Televisa building and the Monterrey headquarters of TV Azteca Noroeste and Multimedios, while the federal justice ministry took charge of the investigation. The Nuevo León justice department said it was the first armed attack on a news organisation in the state.However, it was not the first time journalists have been the targets of violence in Nuevo León. The disappearance of TV Azteca Noroeste reporter Gamaliel López and cameraman Gerardo Paredes on 10 May 2007 in Monterrey has never been solved.Amado Ramírez, Televisa’s correspondent in Acapulco (in the southern state of Guerrero), was murdered on 6 April 2007, after the start of a federal offensive against organised crime. The investigation into Ramírez’s murder has been marred by many irregularities. Reporters Without Borders hopes for quick progress in the investigation into yesterday’s armed attack on the regional studios of the national TV network Televisa in Monterrey, which was claimed by drug traffickers. The federal justice ministry is in charge of the investigation. Follow the news on Mexico January 7, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Investigating attack on Monterrey TV studios a “test” for federal justice ministry May 5, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information News to go further News Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Government tries to throttle independent media still holding out

first_img News The information ministry has ordered all state agencies to place advertisements only with news media that respect the monarchy. At the same time, the Press Council’s annual ranking of publications by sales is biased in favour of those that support King Gyanendra (photo). Reporters Without Borders also condemns repeated threats and attacks by royalists against journalists working for the Kantipur press group Reporters Without Borders today condemned a series of measures adopted by King Gyanendra’s government in the past few days that discriminate against the independent press, especially directives determining how state advertising will be allocated to the media.“Nepal’s independent media have in turn been the victims of threats, discrimination and repression but they have continued to resist all of the government’s arbitrary actions,” the press freedom organisation said. “King Gyanendra is trying to realise his dream of doing away with Nepal’s vibrant independent press, which has been rejecting his dictates ever since his 1 February crackdown,” Reporters Without Borders added, appealing to the international community to step up support for the independent media “in order to save one of the kingdom’s last surviving democratic gains.”On 27 September, the information and communication ministry issued a set of directives on the assignment of state advertising entitled “One Door Advertisement Policy,” in which the government asked all state entities to place advertising only with media that “respect the nation, the nationality and the monarchy.”An annual report issued by the Press Council on 22 September contained a ranking of 322 publications by sales in which several that are critical of the government, including the magazines Chhalphal and Ghatana Ra Bichar, were demoted from category A to category B although they have a sizable circulation.Reacting to the new ranking, newspaper and magazine editors staged a protest in the office of Mathabar Singh Basnet, the Press Council’s chairman on 24 September, preventing everyone from entering. They said the ranking was unfair and biased, pointing out that publications that support the king such as the weeklies Rahashya and Janabhavana had been promoted to category A. The weekly which the press council’s chairman used to edit, Punarjagaran, is also now in category A. As a result, royalist publications will now have privileged access to state funds.The Kantipur press group is meanwhile the target of a campaign of intimidation by pro-King forces for its critics to the current government. A royalist official in the eastern city of Biratnagar threatened to attack Kantipur’s offices during a meeting on 18 September. An extremist Hindu group made similar threats a few days earlier. An army officer promised to break the legs of a Kantipur correspondent on 15 September after he wrote an article about violence against civilians. Leading Kantipur columnist Krishna Jwala Devkota received many phone calls and e-mails in August ordering him to stop criticising the security forces.Several senior officials have also made threatening and ridiculous comments about journalists who have “sold out to the foreigners.” Mathabar Singh Basnet, the Press Council chairman, accused the Nepalese media on 22 September of “dancing to the rhythm of the foreigners,” while the information minister said the press should work for the country and the king and not for foreign embassies.“If the international community supports Nepalese journalists and press organisations, it is to express its solidarity with a profession that is the victim of a repressive government,” responded Reporters Without Borders, which has provided financial support to imprisoned or threatened journalists. Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage News Help by sharing this information September 29, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government tries to throttle independent media still holding out Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill June 8, 2020 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific News to go further RSF_en News NepalAsia – Pacific Organisation May 29, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Nepal Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Dagestan journalist’s investigative work holds key to his murder

first_imgNews Receive email alerts Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Organisation RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn of the murder in Dagestan of Akhmednabi Akhmednabiev (Ахмеднаби Ахмеднабиев), deputy editor of the weekly Novoe Delo. The 55-year-old journalist was shot several times in cold blood today by an unidentified killer near his home the Caucasus village of Semender. Investigators said they believed the most likely motive appeared to be the victim’s work as a journalist. “The Russian Caucasus has lost a first-class journalist who tackled difficult subjects such as human right violations and electoral fraud,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We with to convey our sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. “It is imperative that the Dagestan justice authorities get to the bottom of this crime. In many attacks and murders, the local and federal authorities have unfortunately not always shown the necessary determination to put an end to violence against journalists. The justice authorities must do all in their power to end this spiral of violence against those involved in news and information.” May 5, 2021 Find out more Photo: journal Novoe Delo to go further News News Help by sharing this information center_img Follow the news on Russia May 21, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Akhmednabiev was driving away from his house in the Makhachkala about 7:30 a.m. today when he came under fire. He died instantly. An inquiry has been opened into his murder, as well as damage and destruction of property and arms trafficking under the Russian criminal code.The victim worked for two independent news organizations in the region – Dagestan-based Novoe Delo and the Moscow-based website Kavkaz-uzel (Caucasian Knot).“All the staff and contributors at Novoe Delo are deeply shocked,” the deputy editor, Ragimat Adamova, told Reporters Without Borders.“We have no doubt that Akmednabi’s murder was linked to his work. He was the paper’s political editor and wrote widely about the rights of Muslims and extra-judicial shootings. His latest story, published on 5 July, was critical of the region’s governor. He said the governor might lead them to those behind an assassination attempt against him on 11 January this year.” The journalist said he had received threats in May last year. This January he was the target of an attack from which he escaped unhurt. At the time, there was no inquiry into the attempted murder. The investigation focused only on damage and destruction of property and arms trafficking. The prosecutor’s decision not to investigate the attempted murder was subsequently ruled illegal, but the charges were never revised.Akhmednabiev’s lawyer Abdurashid Sheikhov said this serious failing explains the lack of priority given to the case. A month ago the lawyer lodged a formal complaint with the Dagestan prosecutor’s office about the matter. The prosecutor’s response is expected tomorrow, 10 July.“I am convinced that Akhmednabiev’s murder is the result of negligence on the part of our security forces,” Sheikhov said in an interview with Kavkaz-uzel. The website’s editor, Gregory Shvedov, said: “We have paid the price of an incompetent justice system.”Akhmednabiev was on a hit list of people to be killed that circulated in Makhachkala in 2009. Several journalists and human rights campaigners were described on the list as “rebel accomplices”. The noted independent journalist Khadzhimurad Kamalov was murdered in December 2011. His name was also on the hit list. An investigation into his death never reached a conclusion. June 2, 2021 Find out more News RussiaEurope – Central Asia RussiaEurope – Central Asia July 9, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dagestan journalist’s investigative work holds key to his murderlast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders backs London demonstration in protest at murder of leading editor

first_imgNews July 15, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today voiced its public support for a demonstration to be held in London on 15 January in protest at the killing of a prominent Sri Lankan editor.The demonstration will be the occasion for “a new strong condemnation of the murder” of Lasantha Wickrematunga of the Sunday Leader, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“We urge the government to react quickly to end the climate of impunity in Sri Lanka and we urge Londoners to join the rally in memory of the murdered journalist, to condemn repression and the critical situation for journalists in Sri Lanka”, the organisation said. The demonstration, organised by the editor’s colleagues and backed by Reporters Without Borders and other organisations, will take place from 2 to 5pm outside the residence of the prime minister of the United Kingdom at 10 Downing Street.The objective is to denounce the killing of Lasantha Wickrematunga, a crackdown on the media and the desperate plight of many of the country’s journalists.At least 4,000 people demonstrated in the streets of the capital Colombo calling for justice during the funeral on 12 January of the outspoken editor of the Sunday Leader who was highly critical of the government.Demonstrators wore black arms bands and chanted anti-government slogans. It was the biggest demonstration against the government of Mahinda Rajapaksa since he took power more than three years ago. The government has denied any implication in the murder of the editor and has promised to carry out a thorough investigation.In his final editorial, published posthumously on 11 January, the journalist said he knew that he was being targeted by the government. “When finally I am killed, it will be the government that kills me”, he wrote. Sri LankaAsia – Pacific January 15, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders backs London demonstration in protest at murder of leading editor Sri LankaAsia – Pacific July 29, 2020 Find out more Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists to go furthercenter_img News Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Follow the news on Sri Lanka January 13, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information RSF_en Organisation Receive email alertslast_img read more

Demonstration in Paris for release of US journalists held in North Korea

first_img News News July 6, 2020 Find out more North KoreaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts RSF_en Help by sharing this information Campaigns North KoreaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on North Korea to go furthercenter_img Around three dozen people including Reporters Without Borders activists demonstrated in Paris today for the release of American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who have been held by the North Korean authorities for the past four months. The demonstration was held at the Peace Wall, opposite the Eiffel Tower.Ling and Lee were in northern China investigating the trafficking of North Korean women across the border when they were arrested on 17 March on the Tumen River, which forms the border between the two countries. A Pyongyang court sentenced them to 12 years in a labour camp on 8 June. Their guide is being held by the Chinese authorities.During today’s demonstration, photos of the two journalists were hung near the Peace Wall, a monument to harmony between the peoples of the world.The demonstrators appealed to the North Korean authorities to pardon Ling and Lee, who work for California-based Current TV, and stressed that the ability to do reporting in the field is a basic press right.Ling and Lee have both suffered a worrying deterioration in their state of health since their arrests. The North Korean authorities must release the journalists and allow them to rejoin their families as quickly as possibleNorth Korea is one of the hardest countries in the world for the press to cover and the human rights situation there is appalling.Support Euna Lee and Laura LingSign the petition on the Reporters Without Borders website (www.rsf.org) As doubt persists on North Korea’s “zero” coronavirus cases, RSF urges for transparency Organisation News April 1, 2020 Find out more Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world July 9, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Demonstration in Paris for release of US journalists held in North Korea “Without independent journalism, this would be the news” – RSF’s new ad November 18, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Saudi Arabia

first_img Receive email alerts Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Saudi Arabia June 8, 2021 Find out more to go further Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS RSF_en Newscenter_img Domain name : .sa Population : 28.686.633 Internet-users : 9 800 000 Average charge for one hour’s connection at a cybercafé : 2 to 4 US$ Average monthly salary : around 21 836 US$ Number of imprisoned netizens : 2These bloggers are confronting the traditional forces of Saudi society which are attempting to prevent the Internet from becoming a forum for free discussions. A legislative arsenal is bound to intimidate netizens and promote a tendency for self-censorship.Saudi Arabia is one of the first countries to have been authorized to write Internet domain names in Arabic. The Internet penetration rate, currently estimated at about 38% of the population, is rising. However, it is still one of the most repressive countries with regard to the Internet.Severe filtering and denouncementsVery strict filtering targets any content of a pornographic and “morally reprehensible” nature. Websites that broach the subject of religion, human rights or positions taken by the opposition are also rendered inaccessible. Far from denying it, the authorities maintain that their censorship decisions are justified and claim to have blocked some 400,000 websites. Moreover, the Internet Services Unit explains the principle involved on its site www.isu.net.sa/saudi-internet/contenet-filtring/filtring.html. It is making available special forms which citizens can use to request the blocking or unblocking of a website.And citizens are taking full advantage of it. The Telecommunications and Information Technologies Agency recently stated that the number of such blocking requests concerns between 700 and 1,000 sites per day, or an average of 300,000 sites “denounced” by citizens per year. A representative of the same Agency estimates that 93% of the filtered sites are pornographic in nature. The others are said to concern sites which circulate information “contrary to Kingdom values.” In a recent study, however, the Agency acknowledges that 55% of the users are worried about these site blockings and feel that the current filtering practice is excessive.Cyber cafes under surveillanceDraconian restrictions were imposed on cyber cafes in April 2009. Since then, they have been required to install hidden cameras, supply a list of customers and websites consulted, not permit the use of prepaid cards or of unauthorized Internet links by satellite, close at midnight and not admit minors.Their owners can face a prison sentence if their premises are used to distribute information contrary to “Kingdom values” by virtue of the new law on the use of technology which entered into force in January 2008.This law also provides a ten-year prison term for owners of Internet websites which support terrorism and five years for those who distribute information of a pornographic nature or which is in violation of the country’s religious and social values.Risks incurred by increasingly active netizensThe Arab Network for Human Rights Information estimates that there are about 10,000 active blogs in Arabic and in English in the country. Bloggers who permit discussion of sensitive subjects run the risk of censors’ reprisals. In 2008, for the first time, Saudi authorities imprisoned a blogger, Fouad Al-Farhan, for having published on his blog (http://www.alfarhan.org) an article describing the “advantages” and “disadvantages” of being a Muslim. In July 2009, Syrian blogger Raafat Al-Ghanim, a resident of Saudi Arabia, was also arrested. He did not hesitate to criticize the social and political status of both countries. There has been no news of the blogger since his arrest.Recently, participating websites have been particularly targeted by censors. The site newarabia.org, a political discussion forum, is inaccessible in the country. The blogger.com platform, which was at first totally blocked, is now the subject of a targeted censorship of its content – proof that the authorities cannot prevent bloggers from existing, either. Authorities cracked down for the first time on Saudi users of the Twitter micro-blogging website last August. The Twitter pages of two human rights activists, Khaled al-Nasser and Walid Abdelkhair, were then blocked.The American journalist Courtney C. Radsch, who was working in Dubai for the Internet website of the Saudi information chain.Al-Arabiya, was fired in October 2009 following the posting on the Internet site of an article about safety violations by the national air carrier, Emirates Airlines. Her work permit having been revoked, she was forced to leave the country.The Al Watan newspaper’s website was hacked into last November. The following statement was posted on the home page against a black background: “There is only one God and Mohammed is his prophet.” The newspaper is said to have come under constant attack since an article was printed criticizing certain religious leaders for having denounced the “mixed regime” in the newly built King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).The tight control of the Internet in Saudi Arabia also reveals the government’s determination to maintain the social order – for the Net has provided a previously non-existent space in which women, who represent over half of the bloggers and two-thirds of Saudi netizens, can express their views. Women can discuss subjects online that would be taboo for them to mention in public, such as health.Links: http://www.gulfissues.net/: news website about Gulf states (English) http://saudijeans.org/: blog by a student n Riyadh (English) http://www.elaph.com: website on the Arab world (Arabic)http://arabictadwin.maktoobblog.com/: Arab bloggers union News Help by sharing this information RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance March 9, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News News Follow the news on Saudi Arabialast_img read more

FCC Vote Allows Pasadena Community Groups to Obtain Radio License

first_img 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Cultural Heritage FCC Vote Allows Pasadena Community Groups to Obtain Radio License From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, December 6, 2012 | 6:23 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Top of the News center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Community organizations in Pasadena can now obtain licenses for non-commercial radio stations (also known as low power FM or LPFM stations) in the community they serve after the Federal Communications Commission voted to open the airwaves for thousands of new local radio stations.FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel announced the expected LPFM application window to open October 15, 2013.Another FCC commissioner, Mignon Clyburn celebrated the Commission’s decision to free up airwaves in urban communities. Urban areas have limited airwave availability due to the high number of commercial stations. The new rule will give urban organizations the ability to apply for LPFM stations via second-adjacent waivers.Those expected to benefit in the relaxed airwave rules are community organizations within Pasadena.The National Hispanic Media Coalition also commended the move. For years, the NHMC has been fighting for diversity in media ownership and against negative stereotypes in the media. “We joined this effort so that Latino-led and Latino-serving organizations could have a greater presence on the radio dial. We need a diversity of voices to help transform the anti-Latino and anti-immigrant discourse which dominates the radio,” said Jessica Gonzalez, NHMC’s Vice President of Policy and Legal Affairs.NHMC has been working closely with a coalition of media advocacy groups, led by Prometheus Radio Project, to call for the relaxation of the airwave rule.NHMC said it would continue working with the Prometheus Radio Project to help promote awareness of this opportunity to organizations nationwide. For more information about LPFM and the application process, call NHMC at (626) 792-6462.About NHMCThe National Hispanic Media Coalition is a non-partisan, non-profit, media advocacy and civil rights organization established in 1986 in Los Angeles, California. Its mission is to educate and influence media corporations on the importance of including U.S. Latinos at all levels of employment. It augments the pool of Latino talent with its professional development programs. It challenges media that carelessly exploit negative Latino stereotypes. It scrutinizes and opines on media and telecommunications policy issues. Learn more at http://www.nhmc.org. Receive real-time updates on Facebook and Twitter @NHMC. Make a comment HerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Meet The Winemaker at Vinos

first_imgFood & Wine Meet The Winemaker at Vinos From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | 1:27 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Community News Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. More Cool Stuff 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribecenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week On Thursday, August 1, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Vino at Trios will play host to Jason Goelz, owner and wine maker of Jason Stephens Winery.Born in the Midwest before moving to California during his senior year, Goelz took a wine appreciation course during college and enjoyed it so much he earned a minor in wine/vinticulture upon graduation.In mid-2006, Goelz approached Santa Clara grower Stephen Dorcich and presented the idea of building a winery on Dorcich’s vineyard. The two agreed and the Jason-Stephens Winery was born in 2008.The initial release of 8,000 cases were well received and the winery’s wines have consistently garnered awards and media features. With state-of-the-art equipment and encompassing 10,000 square feet, Jason-Stephens Winery is fast becoming one of the largest, and best, wineries in the country to date.On August 1, meet the wine maker himself as he graces Vino at Trios for a special meet & greet. There will be a cover charge of $20 (plus 18% gratuity) which includes wines and appetizers. An exclusive email member offer of 2 for $35 including tax and gratuity is also offered.Vino at Trios is located at 10 North Fist St., Alhambra. For more information on the event, visit vinotrios.com or call (626)284-4674 for reservations. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

Video: Anticipation

first_img Top of the News HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty This sermon was delivered by Rev. Scott Wood, Senior Pastor of of Crescenta Valley Community Church on Tuesday, December 24, 2013. Scott grew up in a pastor’s home. They had their own problems, but he picked up a passion for spiritual things from his parents and found Jesus when he got a bit older. Through Him Scott’s love for people and the desire to see them experience all that God has planned for them has burned bright.In 1977 Scott’s life changed by meeting Kathe Bedell, who fortunately grew to love him as much as he love her. They will celebrate their 37th anniversary this December.Crescenta Valley Community Church, 4001 La Crescenta Avenue, La Crescenta, (818) 249-5805 or visit www.cvchurch.com. Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Sermons and Lessons Video: Anticipation Delivered by REV. SCOTT WOOD, CRESCENTA VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH Published on Thursday, January 2, 2014 | 12:44 pm Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff 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 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business Newslast_img read more