Nicaragua expels US-Austrian freelance journalist

first_imgIn an aggressive online campaign of threats and intimidation, mostly waged by President Daniel Ortega’s supporters, Goette-Luciak was accused of working for the CIA, providing armed groups with material assistance and directly supporting the opposition. Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage NicaraguaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expression Gruesome death threats against Nicaraguan exile journalist Organisation RSF and PEN urge Nicaraguan legislators to reject “foreign agents” bill Reporters Without Borders (RSF) ARTICLE 19, Front Line Defenders and Freedom of the Press Foundation have issued a joint release condemning the harassment of Carl David Goette-Luciak, a freelance journalist with US and Austrian dual nationality who was finally expelled from Nicaragua on 1 October after being hounded and threatened for months. Follow the news on Nicaragua Related documents nicaragua_immediately_investigate_death_threatsn_and_doxxing_against_journalist_carl_david_goette-luciak_1.pdfPDF – 34.61 KB RSF_en News The joint release by Article 19, Front Line Defenders, Freedom of the Press Foundation and RSF can be read in English here. News Based for the past three years in Nicaragua, where he was reporting for several international media outlets including the British daily The Guardian, Carl David Goette-Luciak was targeted because of his coverage of the Nicaraguan political crisis that began in April. NicaraguaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expression center_img He was forced to go into hiding after his home address was posted on social networks and calls were made for him to be murdered. The Nicaragua police finally arrested and expelled him on 1 October. He is now in the United States. “The scale and the violence of the intimidation campaign against the journalist Carl David Goette-Luciak and his arbitrary expulsion from Nicaragua are both unacceptable and disturbing,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk. “The methods used by President Ortega and his supporters to censor independent media pose a major threat to press freedom in Nicaragua.” The Ortega government’s authoritarian excesses are making it very dangerous and complicated for independent and international media to work in Nicaragua. Reporters covering the political crisis and the street protests are exposed to threats, persecution and arbitrary arrest, and to being the targets of intimidation campaigns on social networks. September 29, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information October 3, 2018 – Updated on October 4, 2018 Nicaragua expels US-Austrian freelance journalist Source- La Prensa to go further Receive email alerts News News July 29, 2020 Find out more June 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Australian Open: Petra Kvitova beats Ashleigh Barty to reach semi-finals

first_imgPetra Kvitova is back in a Grand Slam semi-final for the first time since her run to the 2014 title at Wimbledon and a home invasion that nearly derailed her career in 2016.The two-time Wimbledon champion beat local favourite Ashleigh Barty 6-1, 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena and was tearful when she said she had never imagined she would be back here playing.Kvitova missed the 2017 Australian Open as she recovered from injuries to her left hand sustained during a home invasion in the Czech Republic the previous [email protected]_Kvitova is into her first Slam semifinal since a knife stabbing incident in late 2016 sidelined her from the sport.Try not to tear up watching this #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/qugNPgQrC6#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2019Her best run at a major after returning from the injuries resulted in a quarter-final exit at the U.S. Open in 2017.See ya Thursday, @Petra_Kvitova!#AusOpen pic.twitter.com/X9JNQ94q3I#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2019Kvitova is on a 10-match winning streak after winning the title in Sydney, where she beat Barty in the final, in the week before coming to Melbourne Park.You’ve done Australia proud, @ashbar96See you soon #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/M2aHPXvgCz#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2019Seven years later…@Petra_Kvitova is back in the Final 4!She delivers a dominating performance to def. Ash #Barty 6-1 6-4.#GameSetMatch #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/5gMXwyFa01#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2019Barty was the first Australian woman in a decade to reach the quarter-finals here.advertisementBefore the battle began on court, it was the battle of the wristbands. @ashbar96 @Petra_Kvitova #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/qnwP3HDhm2#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2019Kvitova will next play 25-year-old American Danielle Collins, who reached the Grand Slam semi-finals for the first time after coming back to overpower Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2-6, 7-5, 6-1.Collins was an NCAA champion at the University of Virginia who began this tournament with an 0-5 record at majors and now has strung together five victories in a row, including over 2016 champion Angelique Kerber.Collins put aside a poor start Tuesday, including dropping a 16-minute, 28-point, 11-deuce second game to completely dominate the final set, which she opened by grabbing 20 of 23 points.last_img read more

LIVE: Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar

first_imgMelbourne City 2 Brisbane Roar 0: Kamau nets double as McCormack debuts Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 19:25 10/6/17 melbourne-cropped Getty Images Bruce Kamau’s double did the damage as Melbourne City began the new A-League season in triumphant fashion against Brisbane Roar. Melbourne City made a strong start to the 2017-18 A-League campaign as Bruce Kamau scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Brisbane Roar in Friday’s season opener.City handed a debut to Scotland international Ross McCormack following his arrival on loan from Aston Villa, but it was Kamau who stole the show at AAMI Park.The winger broke the deadlock just before half-time, coolly slotting in from the edge of the penalty area after Brisbane could only partially clear a corner. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. McCormack played a significant role in Kamau’s second, picking out Nick Fitzgerald on the left, with Kamau turning in the eventual cross with the help of a deflection to wrap things up 16 minutes from time.FT | City 2-0 BrisbaneThree points to kick-off the season as Bruce Kamau’s brace seals it! C’mon City!! #MCYvBRI pic.twitter.com/A9d9IRt99g— Melbourne City FC (@MelbourneCity) October 6, 2017 read morelast_img read more