first_img June 15, 2020 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information Organisation January 4, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media freedom defender’s mysterious death in late 2012 Equatorial GuineaAfrica Reporters Without Borders would like to voice its sadness about press freedom defender Manuel Nzé Nsongo’s death in late November, together with its concern and suspicions about the circumstances in which he died, casting a disturbing shadow over Equatorial Guinea’s media world at the year’s end.“Nsongo’s death is an undeniable loss for the journalism community and media sector in Equatorial Guinea,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The circumstances of his death have raised many questions and prompted various interpretations but it is still impossible to say with certainty whether he died of natural causes or was murdered. Rumours of poisoning are not unusual in Malabo after a government opponent suddenly dies.”Nsongo fell ill just a few hours after attending a working lunch with information, press and radio minister Agustín Nzé Nfumu and died two days later in a Malabo hospital. Relatives say he fell ill immediately after the lunch and suspect he was poisoned. As an autopsy was not carried out, there is no evidence to support their claims.“Is it still possible to shed light on this case?” Reporters Without Borders asked “The government should issue a statement to dispel the suspicions under which it finds itself, and should order an investigation if the family requests one.”Nsongo was President Teodoro Obiang Nguema’s head of protocol from 1979 to 1991 and held the same position at the foreign ministry from 1991 to 1994. He subsequently took up the cause of media freedom in 1996 and became the president of the Equatorial Guinea Press Association (ASOPGE).He founded two newspapers, El Tiempo and La Opinión, in 2000 and had planned to set up an independent radio station, Radio Solidaridad. He also headed the Equatorial Guinea Journalists Network against HIV/AIDS and the Association for the Care and Protection of the Elderly.His colleagues say he was atypical inasmuch as he became more and more involved with the independent media while trying to maintain a proximity to the government that was a hangover from time when he was the president’s confidant.Despite disagreements with the government and strong criticism of its policies, Nsongo always avoided direct confrontation with members of the president’s inner circle, sources in Malabo and within the Equatorial Guinean diaspora say.Controlled by a dictatorial regime, Equatorial Guinea is ranked 161st out of 179 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. More information about the state of the media and freedom of information in this country. Follow the news on Equatorial Guinea Equatorial GuineaAfrica Receive email alerts Newscenter_img RSF_en Reports Not even coronavirus escapes Equatorial Guinea’s extreme censorship The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives November 27, 2020 Find out more News News May 18, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Sick of it? No, it’s to be expected,” he said. “We’ve got like, what, 28 guys down there? We know it’s going to ring. We’ve just got to try to be ready for it.”Since it’s September, and teams are allowed to carry up to 40 players on their active roster, the bullpen parade hardly made a dent in the Dodgers’ arsenal.Of the 34 players active for Wednesday’s game, 13 were relievers. How will they all fit in the visiting clubhouses in Miami, New York and Phoenix on an impending 10-game road trip? That’s for clubhouse manager Mitch Poole to figure out.Convoluted though it may be, the Dodgers have tapped into a successful formula. Their five-game winning streak is one short of their season high. The last four wins were started by rookie pitchers, something that’s never happened in the history of a franchise that joined the National League in 1890.“I feel more comfortable today than I did yesterday,” manager Dave Roberts said. “Hopefully I feel better on Friday.” LOS ANGELES >> How many pitchers does it take to win a division?On a day when the San Francisco Giants sent nine men to the mound in a deflating defeat, the Dodgers extended their lead in the National League West to a season-high five games by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1.The Dodgers used eight pitchers of their own. That tied a team record for a nine-inning game.Four of the pitchers, including left-hander Grant Dayton, only faced one batter. By the end of the night Dayton had grown accustomed to the sound of the bullpen phone ringing.center_img Rookie right-hander Brock Stewart (1-2) allowed one run in five innings to secure his first major league victory. Only a stroke of bad luck separated him, and the Dodgers, from a possible shutout.The Diamondbacks scored their only run in the first inning when second baseman Charlie Culberson couldn’t hold on to a sinking pop fly near the right-field foul line. The ball was ruled fair and A.J. Pollock scored from first base on the play.Stewart rebounded with four scoreless innings, pitching to contact. He walked two batters and struck out only one, on his 79th and final pitch.“I found out today that I can pitch here without my best stuff,” Stewart said. “That’s definitely a confidence boost.”The Dodgers scored twice in the bottom of the first to take a 2-1 lead.Corey Seager hit his 39th double of the season, which is tied for the National Legaue lead, to drive in Howie Kendrick with the Dodgers’ first run. Seager went to third base on a wild pitch by Robbie Ray (7-13) and scored on a sacrifice fly by Yasiel Puig.Puig homered in the sixth inning, crushing a 1-1 slider from Ray to provide the final score.He only threw eight pitches, but Dayton might have single-handedly guaranteed his playoff share Wednesday. With two outs in the seventh inning, the bases were full of Diamondbacks for Jake Lamb — a .164 batter against left-handed pitchers this season.So Arizona manager Chip Hale pulled Lamb in favor of a right-handed pinch hitter, Rickie Weeks. After fouling off a couple pitches, Weeks swung and missed at a 91-mph fastball. Dayton and catcher Carlos Ruiz both pumped their fists as they left the field.Pedro Baez pitched a scoreless eighth and Kenley Jansen a scoreless ninth for his 43rd save of the year.For the Dodgers, Stewart represents only one cog in a remarkably well-functioning wheel. Their youth movement is paying dividends quickly; Jose De Leon won his first major league game Sunday — and might start again on the road trip.But win No. 1 was special. Stewart was still hoping to get the game ball when he spoke to reporters at his locker after the game.“I’ll probably leave it at my parents’ house,” the 24-year-old said. “When I settle down later in life I’ll get all those souvenirs and probably make a nice case.”last_img read more

first_img Continue Reading Previous Moxa: IIoT Edge gateway for Microsoft Azure IoT EdgeNext Renesas: radiation-hardened precision current source for sensing applications Panasonic Industry has announced its technology line-up for Electronica 2018.  Since its repositioning last year, Panasonic Industry offers one of the broadest product portfolios on the market, encompassing electronic components, devices and modules, complete solutions and production facilities, and advanced services and training.At Electronica, Panasonic Industry is showcasing its technological heritage, core competencies and products in the mobility, living space and business sector. Visitors will have a chance see inspiring exhibits, explore demos and meet with experts, seeing for themselves how Panasonic provides solutions that enable customers to meet tomorrow’s new challenges heads-on.A smarter transport system that caters for social, economic and environmental sustainability is arguably one of the most critical prerequisites for creating a viable future. Designing and delivering transport systems that provide environmentally friendly, safe, cost-effective and technologically informed travel alternatives address this issue and Panasonic Industry is showcasing its involvement and sponsorship with the Hyperloop transportation concept on the stand, as well as its other projects in the field of e-mobility and transportation. Hyperloop is a new transportation concept where a high-speed train travels in a near-vacuum tube which allows the capsule to travel at supersonic speed – faster than any commercial train or car will be able to in the foreseeable future.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more