Motorcycle gunmen slay journalist in southern Philippines

first_img Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped June 7, 2018 Motorcycle gunmen slay journalist in southern Philippines News “The current government keeps on pointing to this task force, created in October 2016, as evidence of its desire to protect journalists but this is the sixth journalist to be murdered since Rodrigo Duterte became president. The authorities must take more concrete measures to guarantee journalists’ safety.” PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence RSF_en News Help by sharing this information June 1, 2021 Find out more Radio journalist Edmund Sestoso was fatally shot in a similar fashion by a motorcycle gunman just over a month ago in the central province of Negros Oriental. News May 3, 2021 Find out more News Regarded as one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists, the Philippines fell six places in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index and is now ranked 133rd out of 180 countries. The publisher of Trends and Times, a local community newspaper, Dennis Denora was sitting in the front passenger seat of a car shortly after midday when he was shot twice in the head at close range by two individuals on motorcycle who then sped away. “Dennis Denora’s murder is extremely disturbing and we call on both the Davao del Norte authorities and the presidential task force on media security to conduct a thorough investigation,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia Pacific desk. Receive email alerts The Panabo City police have not yet been able to establish the motive but the modus operandi and the profile of the victim – described by colleagues at the Davao del Norte Press & Radio-TV Club as a “well-known columnist” and “fearless” newspaper and radio commentator – suggests that he was targeted because of his work. Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Panabo City police at the scene of the murder of Dennis Denora (left). The increasingly frequent murders of journalists are a source of public dismay in the Philippines (photos: Octavio Valle / Facebook – Jay Directo / AFP). to go further PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence Follow the news on Philippines Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Philippine authorities to do everything possible to find those responsible for the murder of Dennis Denora, a journalist who was shot dead today in Panabo City, in the southern province of Davao del Norte. Organisation February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Army Green Beret charged with murder in Illinois bowling alley shooting

first_imgkali9/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, JAMIE ARANOFF and MATT SEYLER, ABC News(ROCKFORD, Ill.) — Police arrested and charged an Army Green Beret with murder and other charges in connection with the shooting that took place Saturday night in a bowling alley in Rockford, Illinois.Three unidentified men, who were 73, 69 and 65 years old, were killed when gunfire erupted at the Don Carter Lanes around 6:55 p.m., Rockford Police Chief Dan O’ Shea told reporters Sunday afternoon. A 62-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot multiple times, a 14-year-old victim was shot in the face and was in stable condition at a Madison, Wisconsin, hospital and a 16-year-old victim was shot in the shoulder, treated at the scene and released, police said.Officers arrested Army Sgt. 1st Class Duke Webb, 37, who is a Florida resident, and charged him with three counts of murder and three counts of first-degree attempted murder, according to Shea. There did not immediately appear to be a connection between Webb and the victims, police said.Webb joined the Army in 2008 and is currently assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), based at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, according to a statement from the U.S. Army. He was on leave at the time of the shooting, the statement said.“The alleged actions of Sgt. 1st Class Duke Webb are abhorrent and are absolutely not representative of the Special Forces Regiment,” Maj. Gen. John Brennan, commander of 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne), said in a statement. “The vast majority of men and women Green Berets live up to their storied reputation and earn their beret every day. The actions described in reports are shocking and are completely out of character with Webb’s twelve years of honorable service. The Rockford Police Department has our complete cooperation. Our heavy hearts and prayers are with the families affected.”The bowling alley and its bar were closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. The 14-year-old and 16-year-old victims were picking up food at the time of the incident, police said.The victims were shot both inside and outside of the establishment, according to police. Shea said the investigation is ongoing and most of the incident was captured on surveillance cameras.The Army said it would cooperate with the Rockford police in its investigation.“We are shocked and saddened to learn about this tragic event and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed and wounded,” Col. John W. Sannes, the commander of 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), said in a statement.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

USA: Boeing Wins USD 46.7 Million F/A-18E/D Aircraft Contract

first_img View post tag: wins View post tag: Navy View post tag: usa Share this article View post tag: F/A-18E/D View post tag: News by topic The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded $46,700,000 for delivery order 0014 under a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00383-06-D-001J) for various quantities of new consumable parts to support the F/A-18E/F aircraft.Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be completed in Dec. 30, 2013. Navy Working Capital Funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year.This was a non-competitive requirement and one offer was received in response to the solicitation. NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.[mappress]Source: defense, September 14, 2011; View post tag: contract USA: Boeing Wins USD 46.7 Million F/A-18E/D Aircraft Contract View post tag: Boeing View post tag: Naval View post tag: USD September 14, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Boeing Wins USD 46.7 Million F/A-18E/D Aircraft Contract View post tag: Aircraft View post tag: 46.7 View post tag: millionlast_img read more