Newspaper editor missing since 20 November in Michoacán state

first_img News MexicoAmericas News Help by sharing this information to go further Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the news of the disappearance of José Antonio García Apac, the editor of the weekly Ecos de la Cuenca in Tepalcatepec, who wrote about drug trafficking. He has been missing since 20 November and the press freedom organisation fears the worst. RSF_en Reporters Without Borders voiced alarm today at the news that José Antonio García Apac, the editor of the weekly Ecos de la Cuenca in Tepalcatepec, in the southwestern state of Michoacán, has been missing since 20 November. The press freedom organisation fears the worst after Adolfo Sánchez Guzmán of radio Xhora Ori Stereo 99.3 was found shot dead on 30 November in the eastern state of Veracruz two days after going missing.“Not a week has gone by since the end of October without a journalist disappearing or being murdered in Mexico,” Reporters Without Borders said. “García Apac’s disappearance makes us fear the worst as he was working as a journalist in Michoacán state, where drug traffickers do not hesitate to decapitate rivals or critics.”The organisation added: “Once again, we call on the appropriate federal authorities to intervene in this case in an attempt to save this journalist’s life, and we urge the new government to give the authorities substantial investigative resources.”García Apac phoned his family on the evening of on 20 November to say he was leaving the newspaper and heading towards the family home in Morelia (the state capital). Reporters Without Borders learned that the last person to seem him, one of his colleagues, subsequently received a call from him at about 7:15 p.m. saying he was going to a meeting at the so-called “Ruana” intersection. Fifteen minutes later, one of his sons received a call from him that was cut short by voices telling García Apac to identify himself and to turn off his mobile phone. There has been no word of him since then and his car has not been found.García Apac had published several investigation reports in his newspaper about drug trafficking in Michoacán state, which is notorious for its violent feuding between local cartels.His family said he noticed he was being followed a few months ago. He had a few run-ins with the local mayor because of his outspoken criticism of the local level of violent crime but they patched up their differences. The family said he had also written to the state governor asking him to do more to combat drug trafficking.García Apac is the third journalist to have disappeared this year in Mexico. Eight others have been murdered this year, including Jaime Arturo Olvera Bravo of the daily La Voz de Michoacán, who was killed on 9 March. May 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News December 4, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor missing since 20 November in Michoacán state May 13, 2021 Find out more Reports Receive email alerts 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Camera to close and re-launch

first_imgCamera is to close this Saturday, a spokesperson has confirmed. Cherwell understands that the closure is due in part to a lack of business for the nightclub overall, which ran its Oxford University students’ night each Friday, rivalling that of Wahoo.A new nightclub will be replacing it, although the timescale for this has not yet been confirmed.James, a 2nd year Christ Church History student commented to Cherwell, “For some, it’s a real shame that the so-called ‘Camera’ nightclub is closing; for others, news of great joy.  But, given the number of nocturnal institutions students can frequent for an evening’s debauchery, it is unsurprising that Camera has been forced to close. “Let’s hope it allows Oxford students to spend more time in the other, more important, camera, the Radcliffe Camera, and therefore do something which benefits their degree rather than induces fevers of near-unconsciousness.”Camera has been contacted for comment.last_img read more

Take a look! Union Endicott elementary school prepares for upcoming school year

first_img“Signs on the wall,” Kipp said. “Anything you could think of possibly to give as many cues for our kids to stay safe.” Visitors will have to answer ‘no’ to all the questions on the COVID-19 questionnaire at the entrance before entering the building. Elaine Taylor, AGM Elementary principal, says the district has been working hard to make sure each building is ready for the first day of school. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Union-Endicott Central School District has been making changes to keep children safe. Kipp and his staff will put in about 80-100 hours of work placing tape in the hallways to show students with directions they should be walking, setting up classrooms to accommodate ten to eleven students, and sanitation areas throughout the school. Following New York State’s guidelines given to the school district, U-E had over 50 Zoom conference calls on what changes each district building should make. “So actually being apart of the decision making and part of the team setting this up,” Kipp said. “It gives me more comfort of mind knowing that the building is set up as safely as possible.” Jeremi Kipp, Ann G. McGuinness head custodian, says this is a big deal because he has three kids that attend AGM. “We were working hard this summer but our most concern to make sure all students, faculty, and staff are safe,” Taylor said. “And then why we’re all here is for the learning of students.”last_img read more