Journalist harassed in run-up to appeal hearing in major defamation case

first_img China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting to go further Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable Organisation Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites PeruAmericas PeruAmericas A Lima court is due to begin tomorrow to hear an appeal by Lima Airport Partners CEO Jaime Daly Arbulú against a court ruling in March ordering journalist Herbert Mujica to pay him 2,000 soles (660 dollars) in damages for alleging serious irregularities at Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport. Daly appealed because he thought the damages award was too low. The hearing will be the latest stage in drawn-out legal battle for Mujica, a writer and political analyst who edits the Páginas Libres website and writes the Señal de Alerta column for the site. He is also the author of the 2007 book ¡Estafa al Perú! ¡Cómo robarse aeropuertos y vivir sin problemas! (Conning Peru: how to steal airports and live comfortably).The suit that the powerful Lima Airport Partners (LAP) brought against Mujica accused him of “aggravated defamation” in various articles and investigative reports about alleged irregularities in LAP’s management of the Lima airport concession, which it was awarded by the government. Mujica and his family claim they have been the target of various forms of harassment throughout the legal battle.“We are concerned about the harassment and threats that Mujica says he has received in connection with this lawsuit,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We also fear that an excessive damages award would encourage self-censorship and deter journalists from risking a major scandal.”The press freedom organisation added: “We urge the judicial authorities to be reasonable and to take account of the relative strength of the parties to this dispute. We also call on the authorities to guarantee Mujica’s protection regardless of the outcome of this appeal.”Raúl Wiener of the daily La Primera and César Lévano, the newspaper’s editor, are also awaiting trial in connection with their coverage of LAP. Wiener was questioned on suspicion of terrorism 16 months ago when he reported that terrorism charges had been brought against 13 leading leftists. Follow the news on Peru News Newscenter_img News May 26, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist harassed in run-up to appeal hearing in major defamation case April 1, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts December 4, 2019 Find out more February 10, 2017 Find out morelast_img read more

‘Stand up and fight’ to bring Limerick military history to life

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSfeaturedFirst World WarGallipoliIrish Naval AssociationlimerickLimerick archivist Jacqui HayesLimerick Branch of the Royal British LegionRoyal Munster FusiliersStand Up and Fight Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp Email Facebook NewsLocal News‘Stand up and fight’ to bring Limerick military history to lifeBy Alan Jacques – April 30, 2015 1677 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Printcenter_img Linkedin The Royal Munster Fusiliers drumming up recruits in Limerick in 1914.(Photograph by H M Stewart, 104 O’’Connell Street)by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Royal Munster Fusiliers drumming up recruits in Limerick in 1914.(Photograph by H M Stewart, 104 O’’Connell Street)FLOWERS sent to a Limerick mother from her son on the front lines of the First World War and an oar from one of the Lusitania’s lifeboats are just two of the rare artefacts that will go on display at City Hall next week.‘Stand Up and Fight’, an exhibition supported by the Limerick Branch of the Royal British Legion, the Royal Munster Fusiliers Association and the Irish Naval Association, will be launched next Thursday, May 7.Never before seen artefacts will be displayed as part of the exhibition of Limerick’s military history from the Wild Geese to Gallipoli.It coincides with the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign that claimed the lives of 800 members of the Royal Munster Fusiliers, 75 of whom were from Limerick including eight men from the village of Coonagh who died when their ship was torpedoed.Conservative estimates suggest that 1,000 of Limerick’s 4,000 listed men died in the First World War.Items on display will include flowers sent from from Ypres by a Limerick soldier to his mother in Limerick; an oar from one of RMS Lusitania’s lifeboats as well as cannonballs and musket balls from the Siege of Limerick.Also included are pikes from the time of the 1798 Rebellion; a bloodied apron worn by a Limerick nurse serving in a First World War field hospital and rare photographs of the American Civil War, Boer War and First World War.“From the departure of the Wild Geese in 1691 to the Limerick men who fought in the Boer Wars, Limerick is steeped in military history,” explained city archivist Jacqui Hayes.“Limerick’s location on the Shannon means it has always been a strategic military stronghold. There were four barracks in Limerick in the nineteenth century and soldiers were a familiar sight.”The ‘Stand Up and Fight’ exhibition will feature memorabilia and militaria from Limerick Museum and Archives’ own collection as well as donations by private collectors and members of the public.Also featured are American Civil War army uniform buttons produced by the Limerick-based Tait Clothing Factory, which held military uniform supply contracts with the Confederacy as well as the British Army during the Crimean War.While much of the exhibition is concerned with the participation of Limerick men and women in The Great War, it also deals with Limerick’s long military and naval tradition as well as the military culture that started in earnest in the 17th century and has lasted since.“While primarily focusing on Limerick’s lengthy military history, the exhibition also examines the impact of the military on Limerick’s social history in these centuries, such as the numbers who joined the armed forces; particular areas which had a tradition of recruitment; family military traditions and the role of women,” Ms Hayes commented.The exhibition looks at some of the careers of Limerick men who fought in the British army all over the world. One of them, George de Lacy Evans from Moig, Askeaton, was involved in the burning of the White House by the British in 1814. He also made a major contribution to army reform by successfully campaigning for an end to flogging in the British army.‘Stand Up and Fight’ runs from May 7 until December at the Glazed Street, Limerick City and County Council Civic Buildings, Merchants Quay. Previous articleAAA join the fight for ‘full equality’ in LimerickNext articleAfghan ‘golden boy’ claims crash ruined his life Alan Jacques RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Jeffrey Brian Gardner, 60

first_imgJeffrey Brian Gardner passed away on April 5, 2020 in his home. He was born on August 2, 1959 in Greensburg, Indiana the son of the late Glenn and Alberta (Ashby) Gardner. Jeff grew up with a brother; the late David Gardner and sister; Jill (Chris) Schroeder. Jeff was a 1978 graduate of Greensburg High School. On July 19, 1980, Jeff married Julie (Bailey) Gardner and she passed away April 22, 2019. Jeff had two beautiful daughters Leah (Gardner) Shields and the late Erin (Gardner) Speakman and gave him the opportunity to be a grandpa to three beautiful grandchildren; Carsyn Shields, Ryder Shields and Nash Speakman.Jeff worked in the manufacturing field for the majority of his life. He was a very dedicated hard worker and rarely missed a day of work. His work history included Federal Mogul, BCA, and NTN. Jeff also was very passionate about gardening, the beach, music, cars, golf and Harley Davidsons. After a tragic accident on his Harley in 2010, he loved motorcycles from afar.Jeff is also survived by many friends and extended family including nieces and nephews. He will be missed by many because of his passions for the things he loved.A celebration of life will be held in the following months at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. You can leave your memories and stories of Jeff on his website at read more