Colleagues and friends of Mathias Depardon, a French freelance photojournalist detained in Turkey since 8 May, announce the creation of a support committee coordinated by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Help by sharing this information June 2, 2017 #FreeMathias Support committee for French photographer held in Turkey News RSF_en Organisation The committee, in which France’s Syndicat National des Journalistes (National Union of Journalists) is participating, was launched at meeting held at RSF headquarter in Paris on 29 May to decide the first steps to be taken. The campaign on behalf of Depardon already bore initial fruit when French President Emmanuel Macron raised the issue of Depardon’s detention during a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on 25 May. The committee’s goal is to mobilize the public and get political leaders to take whatever action is necessary to ensure that the Turkish authorities release Depardon, who should not have been arrested in the first place.“The creation of this support committee will allow us to step up the campaign if that becomes necessary, that is to say, if the Turkish authorities do not release Mathias Depardon in the next few hours,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“With the goodwill and commitment of Mathias’s colleagues and friends, we will soon take some initiatives, including displaying banners on public buildings and launching a petition and an online campaign.” Libération managing editor Laurent Joffrin, the support committee’s spokesman, said: “Mathias Depardon will soon have been held in Turkey for a month. Despite the announcement of his deportation and the involvement of the highest government levels, nothing has happened. His ordeal has lasted too long. We must pursue and step up our campaign in order to force the Turkish authorities to end this Kafkaesque situation at once.”Based in Turkey for the past five years, Depardon was arrested on 8 May while reporting in the southeast of the country for National Geographic magazine. Although an order for his deportation was issued on 11 May, he is still being held at a detention centre in Gaziantep, a city near the Syrian border.RSF, two other media freedom organizations and 19 media outlets sent a joint letter to Turkish interior minister Süleyman Soylu on 19 May calling for Depardon’s immediate release. Turkey is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index.Press ContactEmilie Boulay / [email protected] / +33 (0)6 77 92 16 77 (RSF) Anne-France Renaud / [email protected] / +33 (0)6 75 92 71 66 (Presse)
Reports RSF_en News News Help by sharing this information May 13, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist murdered in Pernambuco State Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil Receive email alerts to go further Follow the news on Brazil News BrazilAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Journalist José Carlos Araújo of Radio Timbaúba FM, was murdered on 24 April in north-eastern Pernambuco State. His 18-year-old supposed killer, who was arrested three days later, confessed to the crime. Araújo was the second Brazilian journalist to be killed in less than a week. Ler a versão portuguesa Araújo, 37, was killed by two assailants as he left a recording studio at the radio station in Timbaúba, 100 km from the state capital Recife, close to his home on 24 April. The killers stole nothing from him.Police on 27 April arrested a man suspected of the murder, Helton Jonas Gonçalves de Oliveira, aged 18. They said he had confessed to the killing after the journalist accused him in his programme, “José Carlos Entrevista” of being behind several murders.The popular local journalist used the programme to expose the existence of murder squads and the alleged involvement of local figures in criminal cases. Head of programmes, Caetano Marinho, confirmed to Reporters Without Borders that Araújo’s programme focused on legal cases and that he had exposed murders committed by his attacker.Police commissioner, Guilherme Mesquita, quoted in the local press, said that, with accomplice Marcelo Melo, 22, de Oliveira borrowed a motorbike from a third accomplice, Fernando Motoqueiro, to kill the journalist. De Oliveira was charged with illegaly carrying a firearm and two other murders in the town that year. Police told Reporters Without Borders that the motorbike used in the crime had been found but the second man was still being sought.”This murder shows once again that criminal gangs and delinquents are regularly targeting journalists working in small provincial towns,” said the international press freedom organisationThe organisation welcomed the fact that the killer had been arrested and called on the state authorities to do everything possible to find and arrest his accomplice.Radio journalist Samuel Roman was killed on 20 April in Coronel Sapucaia, a small town in Mato Grosso do Sul State on the border with Paraguay. He exposed drug trafficking and crime that are rampant in the region along with the activities of local politicians BrazilAmericas April 15, 2021 Find out more
Today, Fleetwood Mac has officially announced their plans for an extensive North American tour beginning in October of this year in Tulsa, OK and stretching through April of 2019. The band lineup for the 50-plus city tour will feature Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie in addition to newcomers Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and Neil Finn (Crowded House).The band announced earlier this month that they were parting ways with their longtime guitarist and vocalist Lindsey Buckingham. In an interview with Rolling Stone published today, Stevie Nicks explains that the split came down to disagreements about scheduling priorities. Says Nicks:We were supposed to go into rehearsal in June and he wanted to put it off until November . … That’s a long time. I just did 70 shows [on a solo tour]. As soon as I finish one thing, I dive back into another. Why would we stop? We don’t want to stop playing music. We don’t have anything else to do. This is what we do. …Our relationship has always been volatile. … We were never married, but we might as well have been. Some couples get divorced after 40 years. They break their kids’ hearts and destroy everyone around them because it’s just hard. This is sad for me, but I want the next 10 years of my life to be really fun and happy. I want to get up every day and dance around my apartment and smile and say, “Thank God for this amazing life.”Adds Fleetwood in the Rolling Stone article when asked why he the band seemed to be avoiding the use of the word “fired” with regard to Buckingham’s departure:Words like ‘fired’ are ugly references as far as I’m concerned. … Not to hedge around, but we arrived at the impasse of hitting a brick wall. This was not a happy situation for us in terms of the logistics of a functioning band. To that purpose, we made a decision that we could not go on with him. Majority rules in term of what we need to do as a band and go forward.The band also reportedly felt immediate chemistry with their new substitutes. After a couple days workshopping the band’s material, “I immediately felt like I’d known them for years,” says McVie, “even though we’d only just met.”See below for a full list of upcoming Fleetwood Mac tour dates. For more information, head to the band’s website.Fleetwood Mac North American Tour Dates:October 3 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK CenterOctober 6 – Chicago, IL @ United CenterOctober 10 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! CenterOctober 12 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank ArenaOctober 14 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo ArenaOctober 16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life FieldhouseOctober 18 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint CenterOctober 20 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade CenterOctober 22 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy CenterOctober 26 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans ArenaOctober 28 – Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports CenterOctober 30 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars ArenaNovember 1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints ArenaNovember 3 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire CentreNovember 5 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada CentreNovember 7 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide ArenaNovember 10 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers PlaceNovember 12 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank SaddledomeNovember 14 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers ArenaNovember 17 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma DomeNovember 19 – Portland, OR @ Moda CenterNovember 21 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San JoseNovember 23 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 CenterNovember 25 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle ArenaNovember 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort ArenaNovember 30 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile ArenaDecember 3 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi CenterDecember 6 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart CenterDecember 8 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas ArenaDecember 11 – Inglewood, CA @ The ForumDecember 13 – Inglewood, CA @ The ForumFebruary 5, 2019 – Houston, TX @ Toyota CenterFebruary 7 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines CenterFebruary 9 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin CenterFebruary 13 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCCFebruary 16 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King CenterFebruary 18 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie ArenaFebruary 20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T CenterFebruary 22 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life ArenaFebruary 24 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum CenterFebruary 27 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone ArenaMarch 3 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips ArenaMarch 5 – Washington, DC @ Capital One ArenaMarch 9 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk HallMarch 11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square GardenMarch 13 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential CenterMarch 15 – Hartford, CT @ XL CENTERMarch 20 – Albany, NY @ Times Union CenterMarch 24 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms ArenaMarch 26 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank CenterMarch 31 – Boston, MA @ TD GardenApril 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo CenterView All Tour Dates[H/T Rolling Stone]
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