RSF calls for protection for murdered Bulgarian journalist’s colleagues

first_img News Help by sharing this information BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeWomenViolence Bulgaria: RSF condemns refusal to investigate reporter’s violent arrest Reporters Without Borders demands a full investigation into the horrificmurder of Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova and calls for hercolleagues to be given protection. Follow the news on Bulgaria Marinova, 30, who presented a current affairs programme on the TVN television station, was brutally murdered in broad daylight on Saturday in the northern city of Ruse. The regional prosecutor Georgy Georgiev told a news conference on Sunday that the body of the journalist, who had been trying to boost the station’s investigative coverage, was found in a park in the city. Investigators are looking for clues in both her personal and professional life. October 8, 2018 RSF calls for protection for murdered Bulgarian journalist’s colleagues Receive email alerts Viktoria Marinova/ Youtube News Marinova is the third journalist and the second woman to be murdered in an EU country in less that a year. Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in October 2017 when a bomb exploded under her car and investigative reporter Ján Kuciak was murdered in Slovakia in February this year. “RSF urges the authorities to carry out a serious and thorough investigation to find the perpetrators of this heinous murder,” said RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire. “We call for police protection to be provided for the TVN journalists who worked with Viktoria Marinova on the same sensitive report, pending the outcome of the investigation.” March 10, 2021 Find out more February 11, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News RSF noted in a report published in July this year that investigative journalists are often subject to various types of pressure: from warnings, intimidation, “Sicilian” messages and defamatory campaigns to physical assaults on them and their property. There have been attempted murders, beatings, cars being set on fire or blown up. Marinova’s last report was based on an in-depth story by investigative journalists of the Bivol website on large-scale fraud linked to the misuse of European Union funds. After the subject was first reported three weeks ago, RSF expressed concern at threats received by the Bivol journalists and called for their safety to be guaranteed. RSF_en BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeWomenViolence RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive In the World Press Freedom Index compiled by RSF, Bulgaria’s ranking has fallen from year to year and now stands at 1111th of 180 countries, the lowest of any EU country. to go further Bulgaria’s general election: RSF publishes 10 proposals to rescue press freedom Organisation News “This murder was committed just a few days after Viktoria Marinova’s sensitive report was broadcast,” said Atanas Tchobanov, co-founder of the Bivol website. “We salute the courage of this journalist, the only one who was brave enough to speak out about the EU funds fraud in a report of this type on the airwaves.” December 2, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Purple Aces Athletics Announces Establishment Of Radio Network Featuring Coverage In Tri-State Area

first_imgThe University of Evansville unveils for the first time a multi-station radio network announced today by Director of Athletics Mark Spencer. Concurrent with the 2018-19 collegiate athletic season, Purple Aces fans will have the opportunity to hear the live game action and the coaches’ show for men’s basketball, as well as select women’s basketball, baseball and soccer games.The multi-year agreement is in partnership with The Original Company, which owns the five stations encompassing the Purple Aces Radio Network. The respective list of participating stations and programming to be covered are as follows:·       WJPS 107.1 – Evansville/Boonville (*Flagship station)o   All men’s basketball games, coaches shows, select baseball, and soccer; women’s basketball when no conflict·       WAOV 1450/97.7/97.3 – Vincenneso   All men’s basketball games, coaches shows·       WRCY 1590/106.7 – Mt. Vernono   All men’s basketball games, coaches shows (not conflicting with Purdue)·       WROY 1460/92.1 – Carmi, ILo   Al men’s basketball games, coaches shows·       WYFX 106.7 – Evansvilleo   All men’s basketball coaches show“The team at The Original Company and WJPS, Purple Aces’ flagship, are excited about the partnership between the University of Evansville and our current and future listeners not only in Evansville but around the Tri-State Area,” said The Original Company President Mark Lange.Working alongside Spencer and the athletics administration in leading this effort of creating a radio network is Learfield’s newly established Purple Aces Sports Properties. The on-campus team is solely dedicated to representing the University of Evansville. All aspects of the multimedia rights relationship between Learfield and the Purple Aces are led by the property’s General Manager Brandon McClish.“The support we’ve had from Learfield and its Purple Aces Sports Properties team in a short amount of time already has been tremendous, and we couldn’t be more pleased to debut a multi-station radio network for our fans for the first time in the history of our athletics programming,” said Spencer. “We’re incredibly excited to extend our brand through a new platform like this and appreciate The Original Company supporting the Purple Aces.”McClish, an Evansville resident for 15 years, will work with local and regional businesses looking to align with the Purples Aces as part of his role. He is the former director of business development for Evansville-based Empire Contractors, and he also previously served four seasons as director of operations for the Evansville Otters. McClish is a member of the West Side Nut Club and is Chairman of the Ambassadors for the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce.Evansville is one of nearly 130 collegiate institutions, conferences, and arenas represented by Learfield. The company’s rich history includes over four decades of developing trusted, long-term relationships with some of the most revered institutions and associations in the world of college sports. Additionally, it titles the Learfield Directors’ Cup and offers its partners professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and trademark consulting; digital and social platform expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more