A pesar de algunas agresiones aisladas, el referendum transcurrió en calma

first_img News Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment BoliviaAmericas News Organisation June 12, 2020 Find out more News August 11, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A pesar de algunas agresiones aisladas, el referendum transcurrió en calma “Con motivo del referendum revocatorio del 10 de agosto de 2008, que ponía en juego el mandato del presidente Evo Morales y el de ocho gobiernos regionales, se produjeron pocos actos violentos contra la prensa. Mientras que se podia temer lo peor, teniendo en cuenta el tenso contexto politico existente, nos hemos sentido aliviados por el clima relativamente tranquilo en que se han celebrado las votaciones. Sin embargo, condenamos la decena de ataques dirigidos a periodistas y medios de comunicación ocurridos en los días anteriores”, ha declarado Reporteros sin Fronteras.El 1 de agosto de 2008 un policía atacó con gas lacrimógeno a Silvia Gómez, del canal privado de television PAT, cuando cubría un enfrentamiento entre miembros de la Unión Juvenil de Santa Cruz (oposición) y militantes del Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS), partido del presidente Evo Morales.El 3 de agosto unos partidarios del gobierno insultaron a varios periodistas, y entre ellos a Carlos Hugo Vaca de la agencia Reuters, cuando seguían el paso de una caravana de partidarios del MAS en Santa Cruz. A Carlos Hugo Vaca le pegaron y le acusaron de tener relaciones con el poder económico de la region.El 5 de agosto los estudiantes de una universidad pública atacaron los locales del canal privado de television Unitel-Oruro. El canal tuvo que suspender la programación durante 24 horas. Juan Carlos Soria, responsable de Unitel-Oruro, ha indicado que sin duda la agresión está relacionada con el hecho de que el canal tiene su sede en Santa Cruz, bastion de la oposición.También el 5 de agosto, en Oruro, unos mineros arrojaron al suelo y molieron a golpes a Dehymar Antezana, de La Patria. El periodista iba a fotografiar el ataque a pedradas de un convoy military, de camino hacia Cochabamba. El periodista tuvo que acudir al hospital para que le curaran.El 6 de agosto recibieron una paliza Edwin Flores, de la emisora privada Radio Patujú, Adalberto Egüez, camarógrafo de Canal 11 Televisión Universitaria y Rubén Villán, periodista independiente, cuando cubrían la llegada de Evo Morales a Trinidad, en el final de campaña. Unos miembros del Comité Cívico de Trinidad insultaron y molieron a golpes a Edwin Flores.El 10 de agosto fueron agredidas Mili Saravia y María Luz Arce, de la emisora progubernamental de radio Patria Nueva, cuando cubrian las votaciones en dos escuelas de Tarija. A Mili Saravia le arrojaron piedras, sobre todo un tal Gutiérrez, que formaría parte del Comité Cívico de la ciudad. Mili Saravia fue agredida cuando pedía explicaciones acerca de la existencia de listas paralelas. Fue violetamente atacada por miembros de los colegios electorales de la escuela de San Roque, que querían saber en qué medio de comunicacion trabajaba. Después señalaron su presencia a la policía. Follow the news on Bolivia to go furthercenter_img BoliviaAmericas Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile February 1, 2018 Find out more RSF_en November 18, 2016 Find out morelast_img read more

Flaherty Hall adds new annual events, strengthens community

first_imgThe women of Flaherty Hall are breaking in their new dorm as they add more signature events and grow closer as a community.Catherine Dieckman, junior and newly elected hall president, said she feels this was the year that Flaherty became a name on campus.“We want there to be an identity associated with what it means to be a Flaherty Bear,” Dieckman said. “So we’re just trying to have staples of events we plan and the things we do be with sisterhood and related to service and just having a very loving, open appearance and identity toward people all around campus — not just within Flaherty.”After its construction in 2016, Flaherty Hall became the new home for previous residents of Pangborn Hall, female students who applied to transfer into the new dorm, as well as around 70 first-years, Flaherty rector Sr. Mary Donnelly said.“It was difficult to move to a new hall and start a new community. Leaving Pangborn — a place I love and called home for eight years — was difficult. Leaving what was familiar and moving into an unknown was both terrifying and exhilarating,” Donnelly said in an email.Caile Coughlin, junior and former hall president, said as a member of the first class to live in Flaherty, it was difficult to mesh the Pangborn community and the new dorm community at times.“I think it was hard to mesh when people wanted to be a new community [while] preserving the Pangborn community,” Coughlin said.Donnelly said one difficulty she faced as the first rector of Flaherty was figuring out how to help foster a new dorm community.“There have been many challenges … [For example,] how to help the women, who came from several halls, understand and create a new community,” Donnelly said. “[And] questions such as, ‘How do we honor the richness of traditions that this new community now encompasses?’, ‘How to we let go of what was and enter into something new?’, ‘How is community created?’, ‘How [do we] manage the anxiety, fear, sense of loss as we moved from what was to what will be?’ The list goes on and on.”To answer these questions, Donnelly said she made sure to have lots of conversations about what type of community the women wanted and how to get there — including things like what signature events to plan and what their mascot would be.Flaherty has added numerous new events such as Flaherty Food Fights, a cooking competition–style event between different dorms on campus, Flaherty Fights, a fundraiser held during the fall to raise money for Kelly Cares, and “Bear-becues” where residents grill outside.This semester, Flaherty opened “Bearly Baked,” where the dorm sells edible cookie dough and offers vegan and gluten free options, Coughlin said.Maddie Heyn, junior and former hall vice-president, said she values the opportunity for Flaherty residents to leave their own legacies.“Because we are so new, there are things that we can change and there are things that we can do,” she said. “We have these traditions that we are trying to start, and I think there is a lot of enthusiasm about, ‘This is my dorm and this can be what I want it to be,’ with girls starting new signature events, starting new food services and stuff. I feel like it’s a very entrepreneurial spirit.”Tags: Community, dorm features, dorm life, flaherty hall, Pangborn Halllast_img read more