Two radio hosts gunned down in less than a week

first_img Receive email alerts December 11, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two radio hosts gunned down in less than a week May 3, 2021 Find out more Organisation Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped June 1, 2021 Find out more PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Philippines Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Newscenter_img RSF_en Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked to learn that two radio show hosts, Rogelio “Tata” Estrada Butalid of Radyo Natin and Michael Diaz Milo of DXFM Radio, have been murdered in the past six days in the Philippines. Both were based on the southern island of Mindanao.“We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and colleagues of the victims,” Reporters Without Borders said. “In the face of all this violence against journalists, we urge the police to deploy whatever means are necessary to arrest those responsible and end the unacceptable impunity. Only a firm response from the authorities will deter others from targeting news providers.“Benigno Aquino’s presidency is in the process of becoming the second deadliest ever for the Philippines’ journalists. Aside from his predecessor, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, no other president in the past 30 years has allowed the current level of impunity, not even his mother, Corazon Aquino. By failing to react, his government is directly responsible for this sad record.”Butalid was gunned down today outside Radyo Natin in Tagum City as he was leaving the station to go home after his show. Two men on a motorcycle pulled up beside him and opened fire. Witnesses said they shot six times.Police inspector Jed Clamor said Butalid’s murder could be linked to his work as a journalist because he covered local issues including corruption in his programme and may have made enemies. But Clamor added that it could also be linked to his political activities. A radio journalist since the age of 17, Butalid was in his third term as a town councillor in the municipality of Barangay.Milo, 34, was gunned down on 6 December in Tandag City, where he hosted a programme about alternative medicine and local problems on DXFM Radio. He also edited the newspaper Prime Balista and was national supervisor of Prime FM 99.1. He was driving his motorcycle when two individuals on another motorcycle shot him in the head and drove away. He died while being rushed to hospital.The police have not identified a motive, but the manager of DXFM Radio said Milo had reported receiving death threats without saying where they came from.Butalid was the third journalist to be killed in the Philippines in less than two weeks, the first being radio journalist Joash Dignos, who was gunned down on 29 November in Valencia City, also on the island of Mindanao.The Philippines is ranked 140th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Photo: Davaotoday News News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific February 16, 2021 Find out more to go further Newslast_img read more

Featured Vacation Rental: Jan. 8th

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News story: The IAGCI invites tenders to evaluate the UK Home Office Country Information Products

first_imgEmail: [email protected],The minutes of IAGCI meetings are included in the Chief Inspector’s reports, prior to July 2016 they were published separately and can be viewed on the National Archives website.,The Chief Inspector has also conducted a standard inspection of the Home Office’s Production and use of Country of Origin Information. Contact details Independent Advisory Group on Country Information (IAGCI), Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, 5th Floor, Globe House, 89 Eccleston Square, London, SW1V 1PN BackgoundSection 48 (2) (j) of the UK Borders Act 2007 states that the Chief Inspector shall consider and make recommendations about ‘the content of information and conditions in countries outside the United Kingdom which the Secretary of State compiles and makes available, for purposes connected with immigration and asylum, to immigration and other officials.’The IAGCI was established in 2009 to succeed the Advisory Panel on Country Information. IAGCI advises the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) about the content and quality of country information and guidance notes produced by the Home Office and relied upon by decision makers.IAGCI commissions and quality assures reviews from independent reviewers, typically academics with relevant knowledge and expertise, of selected country information. The work is funded by ICIBI. Following an IAGCI review, the ICIBI sends a report to the Home Secretary with his recommendations.MembershipMembership of the IAGCI is by invitation of the ICIBI and is voluntary and unpaid. Members are respected academics and representatives of organisations with a working interest in country information and how it is used by the Home Office. The group meets up to three times a year although additional meetings can be scheduled at the request of the Chief Inspector. Dr Mike Collyer (Chair) – University of Sussex Dr Ceri Oeppen – University of Sussex Professor Giorgia Dona – University of East London (UEL) Dr Nando Sigona – University of Birmingham Dr Julie Vullnetari – University of Southampton Sue Pitt – Upper Tribunal Judge Katinka Ridderbos – UNHCR Geneva Harriet Short – Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA)last_img read more

Wendt earns LVMS Duel Best Appearing Car honors

first_imgBy Ryan ClarkWILLISTON, N.D. – Although he didn’t experience much success on the track, Darin Wendt left the Duel In The Desert with some extra green in his pocket.The third-year IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified driver from Williston, N.D., won Best Appearing Car honors in the Las Vegas-themed contest at the dirt track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, taking home the $500 top prize in the process. In addition to the cash courtesy of XSAN, Wendt walked away with a trophy and new RACEceiver. Wells Design of Ogallala, Neb., also paid for his 2014 Modified membership license.Wendt spent just 22 nights behind the wheel of his race car this season prior to his trip to Las Vegas. His work as an oil field consultant limits his time on the track. “I just race when I can,” explained Wendt. “I normally work two weeks on and two weeks off.” Despite a busy work schedule, Wendt found time to make a number of trips to Williston Basin Speed­way where he earned his lone feature win this season. “The year started out pretty good,” Wendt recalled of his May 11 victory at Williston. “After that, we were up in points, so we started in the back and got wrecked quite a few times.” Wendt salvaged his season with another pair of top fives and two more top 10s.“It turned out to be alright,” he said of his season, “but it took a while to get back there. I had some pretty tough luck.”In addition to Williston, Wendt competed periodically at Dacotah Speedway in Mandan, Nodak Speed­way in Minot and Estevan, Sask., Motor Speedway. One of the bright spots in Wendt’s season was racing with his father Dick, who piloted a Karl Chevro­let Northern SportMod. “He raced 20 shows with me this year. It was pretty fun,” said Wendt on racing with his father. “I got dad into the SportMod this year in one of my old cars.” The father and son hadn’t raced together since they competed in a local two-man road hog division many years ago.Along with his father, Wendt’s crew consisted of Kristin Wendt and his children Decker and Denli. Wendt’s sponsors included Heller Casing, All In Oil Field Services, Dynamic Well Services and DKDD Consulting, all of Williston; Hurley Services of Fairview, Mont.; Arrowhead Hot Shot of Dickin­son; and Wilkerson Consulting of Wellington, Colo.Finishing second in this year’s Best Appearing Car voting, which was conducted through XSAN’s Face­book page, was Travis Hagen, also of Williston. He pocketed $300 courtesy of XSAN. Bob Moore of Sioux City, Iowa, earned $200 from XSAN for finishing third in the voting. This was the third year the contest featured Las Vegas-themed Modifieds. Jeremy Mills of Garner, Iowa won in 2011 and Mike Petersilie of Hoisington, Kan. was last year’s winner.last_img read more