RSF_en In a letter to Minister of Interior Relations and Justice Ramón Rodriguez Chacin, RSF condemned the 31 January 2002 bomb attack on the daily “Así es la noticia”. “The president’s verbal threats against media outlets that criticise him have resulted in creating an auspicious climate for violence,” noted RSF Secretary-General Robert Ménard. “We ask that you condemn this attack carried out by alleged government supporters,” he added. RSF also asked the minister to ensure that those responsible be identified and brought to trial. VenezuelaAmericas February 5, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bomb explodes in front of daily’s offices Follow the news on Venezuela August 25, 2020 Find out more Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets News News According to information collected by RSF, on 31 January, a bomb exploded in front of “Así es la noticia” daily’s offices, in Caracas, causing damage to the building’s facade. The bomb was thrown by two individuals who were riding a motorcycle. Prior to the attack, the daily’s management received an anonymous threatening telephone call, during which the newspaper was accused of having an editorial stance critical of the government. After the explosion, pamphlets accusing “Así es la noticia” journalists of carrying out an anti-governmental campaign and serving the “oligarchy” were found near the daily’s offices. The pamphlets bore the signature of the MRT, a previously unknown organisation. Organisation Help by sharing this information Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives News to go further “Así es la noticia” newspaper is headed by Ibeyise Pacheco, who is also lead-writer for “El Nacional” newspaper. On 7 January, “El Nacional” was threatened by some of President Chávez’s supporters. The two newspapers belong to the same media group. On 30 January, Pacheco pointed to the existence of a document outlining the alleged relations between Venezuelan government officials and members of the Colombian guerilla. The government has taken measures to protect “Así es la noticia” and “El Nacional” newspapers and the Globovisión television station. Police forces have been assigned to patrol around the three media outlets’ offices. Receive email alerts News January 13, 2021 Find out more VenezuelaAmericas June 15, 2020 Find out more
January 4, 2019 /Sports News – National Reliever David Robertson signs two-year deal with Phillies Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Clarke / ESPN Images(PHILADELPHIA) — Free agent reliever David Robertson is heading to Philadelphia.The Philadelphia Phillies announced on Thursday that the 33-year-old right-hander has agreed to a two-year contract with the team. The deal also includes a third-year club option. Welcome to the phamily, Robertsons! pic.twitter.com/v9iUek3Xry— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) January 3, 2019A source tells ESPN Robertson will earn $10 million this upcoming season and $11 million in 2020. The third-year club option in 2021 will be for $12 million and includes a $2 million buyout.Last season with the New York Yankees, Robertson pitched in 69 games and went 8-3 with a 3.23 ERA. He had a total of five saves and 91 strikeouts.Robertson opted for free agency at the end of the season.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Juniors Kayla Mullen, Zach Klonsinski, Alex Carson and Clare Kossler will join The Observer’s Editorial Board for next year in upper-level editing positions, incoming Editor-in-Chief Margaret Hynds announced Thursday.Mullen, who currently serves as Associate News Editor, will take on the No. 2 spot at the paper, Managing Editor. Klonsinski, Carson and Kossler, will assume the role of Assistant Managing Editors. They will officially begin their term March 13. Mullen, a junior from Philadelphia lives in Howard Hall on campus. Majoring in both political science and economics, she has previously covered changes to the Core Curriculum and student government. “I am excited for the opportunity to work with such a talented new team and I cannot wait for the year ahead,” Mullen said. “It promises to be a banner year for The Observer and I am thrilled to be a part of it.”Kayla Mullen, 2016-2017 Managing EditorKlonsinski, a junior from Knott Hall, is finishing his term as Sports Editor. A history major from Belgrade, Montana, Klonsinski has covered a wide range of Notre Dame sports teams during his time with The Observer, including football, hockey, and men’s soccer this year.“My time with The Observer has been one of my favorite and most cherished experiences at Notre Dame, and I’m excited for the opportunity to work with some of the best people on campus in an even larger role next year,” Klonsinski said. “It will be an extremely important and busy one on a number of fronts, but with a great staff in place I know we’re in a great position to take advantage of it.”Zach Klonsinski, 2016-2017 Assistant Managing EditorCarson currently serves as The Observer’s Associate Sports Editor and is a resident of O’Neill Hall. Hailing from Fishers, Indiana, Carson is a junior applied and computational mathematics and statistics major, and currently covers Notre Dame’s football, men’s basketball and women’s lacrosse teams, having formerly written on the Irish men’s soccer and hockey programs.“I’m really looking forward to assuming a larger role with The Observer,” Carson said. “I anticipate getting to work on boosting our online presence and working alongside our strong corps of writers across all departments.”Alex Carson, 2016-2017 Assistant Managing EditorKossler, who is pursuing a double major in history and mathematics, previously served as Associate News Editor, during which time she aided with coverage of sexual assault and mental health issues on campus and reported on updates to the University’s core curriculum. Kossler lives in South Bend and is currently studying abroad in Toledo, Spain. On campus, she is a resident of Pasquerilla West Hall.“With the 2016 election just around the corner, I think we have a challenging year ahead of us, but one that is also full of opportunity,” Kossler said. “I’m thrilled to be working with such a great team of writers who are dedicated to providing consistent and reliable coverage for the student body.”Clare Kossler, 2016-2017 Assistant Managing EditorTags: Editorial Board, new positions, staff