May 13, 2021 Find out more Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF_en Two armed men entered the Sierra Madre office of the daily El Norte in San Pedro in the northern state of Nuevo Leon yesterday and fired several shots before setting the premises on fire. Two people were injured slightly in the attack, the third on the newspaper in less than a month. “This was the third attack on El Norte newspaper offices in less than a month,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We are extremely concerned about the safety of the organization’s journalists and other employees and we urge the local and federal authorities to take steps to find those responsible and to take concrete action urgently to protect the newspaper.”About 15 people were on the premises when the two men, with several accomplices, arrived in four cars. They threatened the security guard before pouring gasoline inside the building and setting fire to it.___________11.07.2012 – Three grenade attacks on newspapers in one day, post-election tension continues Armed attacks on news media are relatively common in northern Mexico, but the region saw three grenade attacks on newspaper buildings in a single day yesterday and in one case shots were also fired at the building’s facade.The targeted publications were El Mañana, a daily based in Nuevo Laredo (in Tamaulipas state), which suffered a similar attack on 11 May; La Silla, the weekly supplement of El Norte, a daily based in Monterrey (in Nuevo León state); and Linda Vista, another El Norte supplement produced in Guadalupe, on the outskirts of Monterrey. El Norte has sustained three similar attacks in the past two years, on 20 September 2010, 10 January 2011 and 31 March 2011. The authorities have never identified those responsible.“The origin of yesterday’s attacks, in which fortunately no one was hurt, are a mystery, especially as one of the targets, El Norte, does not cover sensitive subjects or stories likely to expose its staff to direct danger,” Reporters Without Borders said. “El Mañana, whose editor, Roberto Mora, was murdered in 2004, had already reduced its crime coverage after being the target of similar attacks in the past.“The local and federal officials who investigate these attacks should explore all possibilities. We are obviously most concerned about the individual and collective protection of the journalists and other employees working for these newspapers. This should be the priority.”Reporters Without Borders points out that a total of 85 journalists have been killed and 15 others have gone missing in the past decade in Mexico.In the attack on El Mañana, shortly after 6 a.m., the grenade was apparently fired from a long distance, almost certainly with a grenade launcher. The explosion damaged part of the wall near the main entrance. In the attack at around 4 a.m. on La Silla in Monterrey, the grenade was thrown from the newspaper’s car park and damaged part of the building’s facade. In the assault on the Guadalupe-based Linda Vista, the grenade explosion at around 4 p.m. was accompanied by shorts fired from an AR-15-style assault rifle.Newsstand censorshipReporters Without Borders is also worried about the dangers to journalists and freedom of information as a result of tension in the wake of the 1 July federal election. Threats and acts of intimidation are continuing. Could this lead to censorship?We were stunned to learn that Soriana, a company that owns newsstand concessions, refused to display issue No. 1862 of the weekly news magazine Proceso, which had a photo of the successful presidential candidate, Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), on its cover together with the words “Bought election.”The issue included a story about links between Peña and Soriana, which has been linked to alleged election rigging in favour of the PRI. Proceso’s preceding issue experienced the same distribution problems on Soriana’s newsstands. Its front cover showed the logo of the national TV company Televisa wearing the presidential sash because its election coverage was widely regarded as biased. News News Follow the news on Mexico 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies MexicoAmericas News Receive email alerts Reports May 5, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say July 30, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Third attack on newspaper’s premises in less than a month to go further April 28, 2021 Find out more
Professor Glyn Humphreys, Watts Chair of Experimental Psychology and Head of the Department of Experimental Psychology, died suddenly on 14th January while in Hong Kong as a Distinguished Visiting Professor.The department released a statement on its website, noting that, “Psychology has lost a wonderful friend, a caring mentor and a brilliant scientist.” Educated at Bristol University in the late 1970s and formerly holding a professorship at Birmingham University and special professorships in Germany and China, Professor Humphreys was described as a “world leading authority in cognitive neuropsychology”, according to the statement, and had been recognised by numerous awards and honours including the British Psychological Society Lifetime achievement award in 2015. “Members of the Department of Psychology have been deeply affected by this extremely sad news,” the statement continued. “Glyn was so young and so full of life and vitality. Together with his wife and colleague Jane Riddoch they brought both wisdom and experience to experimental Psychology and the Medical school. Our thoughts are with Jane and their family,” it read.The department has established a memorial webpage where those wishing to pay their tributes to Professor Humphreys can share their memories, where many former colleagues and pupils have written. Professor and Chair of Experimental Psychology David Clark wrote of Professor Humphreys, “Always available, always generous, always thoughtful and never pretentious, Glyn has been a transformative head of department […] Psychology has lost a brilliant experimentalist who also had that rare ability to consistently translate his findings into something that is a genuine help to patients. Thank you Glyn for showing so many of us a better way.” Professor of Developmental Nuropsychology Dorothy Bishop echoed these thoughts. “He was kind and considerate to everyone, and never showed any sign of self-importance despite being such a major figure in the field.The whole department is in shock and is grieving the loss of a great psychologist,” she wrote.Magdalena Chechlacz, a postdoctoral fellow who worked with and was supervised by Professor Humphreys, wrote of his ability as a teacher, “He was an incredibly kind, very generous and very patient teacher. “He had this amazing ability to impart his knowledge and experience without trying to change your individual way of seeing things.”Andrew Olson, a lecturer in psychology at the University of Birmingham, noted that Humphreys was “incredibly supportive of students, young staff and international visitors, both personally and professionally.”This sentiment has been reiterated in messages from those he knew all over the world. A memorial event for Dr. Humphreys will be held at Wolfson College on Saturday May 28.
Wholesale milk supply has shown a 2.2% rise in December on the previous year, with the marketplace seeing a higher demand for powder over fats.According to the latest wholesale dairy report by DairyCo, UK deliveries of milk stood at 1,095m litres in December 2011 23m litres higher than 2010 with GB milk production rising by 1.5% compared to the previous year.Cream appears to have suffered the most despite some stabilisation, with prices falling 15.2% from Christmas, when it was £1,450/tonne (t) to £1,230/t in January. Butter has also weakened, as it has throughout Europe, with a 3.3% fall to £2,900/t in January from the previous month, and a 9.4% drop since January 2011 when it was priced at £3,200/t. But the report said the situation may become easier when applications for putting stock into private storage aid begin this month.Despite seeing a 2.4% decline in price from December 2011 (£2,100/t) to January this year (£2,050/t), skimmed milk powder has shown a 5.1% increase since last January, when it was priced at £1,950/t.Cheddar prices have shown no movement from December 2011 to last month, but since January 2011 they have shown steady growth, with mild cheddar increasing by 6.4% to £2,925/t, and mature varieties up 4.9% to £3,200/t.