Five government ministers named to supervise state-owned TV channel

first_img February 1, 2018 Find out more BoliviaAmericas Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile News Organisation Help by sharing this information News June 12, 2020 Find out more July 23, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Five government ministers named to supervise state-owned TV channel Follow the news on Bolivia to go furthercenter_img Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom News BoliviaAmericas Reporters Without Borders is worried by yesterday’s announcement that five government ministers have been appointed to head the state-owned National Corporation for Bolivian Television (ENTVB) under an 11 June decree declaring it to be a “strategic enterprise.” ENTVB operates the Canal 7 television station.“This decision has been taken against a backdrop of extreme political polarisation and confrontation between government media and opposition media,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is vital that all the actors involved should take care not to put political interests before respect for news diversity.”Presidential chief of staff Juan Ramón Quintana has been named as chairman of ENTVB’s board of governors. The other four members of the board are planning minister Graciela Toro, education minister Magdalena Cajías, finance minister Luis Arce and public works minister Oscar Coca.The National Press Association (ANP), which represents Bolivia’s newspaper owners, condemned the announcement as a violation of free expression and press freedom. The ANP voiced particular concern that the decree says the minster must “draw up strategies and plans for developing ENTVB’s activities in the framework of the policies dictated by the national government.”ANP executive director Juan Javier Zeballos said the state media are not supposed to serve any political faction. Former ENTVB chief executive Juan Francisco Flores described the decree as direct government intervention in news coverage.Reacting to the accusations, Canal 7’s current managing director, Irguen Pastén, said there had been no changes to the way the station operates since the appointment of the new board of governors and the governments of many other countries have introduced this kind of oversight of state TV stations.He also said the new governors were just in charge of activities at the institutional level and posed no threat to the autonomy of the station’s journalists. Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment Receive email alerts RSF_en News November 18, 2016 Find out morelast_img read more

Candle lit vigil for missing Chloe

first_imgFacebook Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A CANDLE lit vigil for missing Chloe Kinsella will shed just a little light at the end of a very dark tunnel for her devastated family who wait in hope for her safe return.Hundreds have joined the search for the 15-year-old popular secondary school student who has been missing from her home since last Saturday.Chloe Kinsella was last seen on Saturday September 28 last when she arrived home to Kenyon Avenue, Kileely, Limerick at 8pm and went to her bedroom.Some 20 minutes later, it’s understood she left through an upstairs windowThe former champion hip hop dancer known for her fashion and style disappeared with a trace leaving her phone, belongings and a devastated family behind.Family, friends and the wider neighborhood and community have pleaded for her safe return or for her to make contact with someone.Gardai have said that there is no evidence to support reports that Chloe was abducted.A dedicated Facebook page titled “Help Find Chloe Kinsella” has attracted over 40,000 hits with thousands seeing its online posts since it was set up in the wake of her disappearance. Every hour, hundreds of comments lending support and hope pour in.Anyone with information is aksed to contact Mayorstone Garda Station on(061) 456980 or the Garda confidential line 1800 666 111. Previous articleUlster Bank League Weekend Previews 5/10/13Next articleLong queues as motor tax laws change admin Email Twitter NewsBreaking newsCandle lit vigil for missing ChloeBy admin – October 3, 2013 673 center_img Print Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApplast_img read more