Daily stormed by political henchmen to prevent it appearing on election day

first_img BrazilAmericas October 4, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Daily stormed by political henchmen to prevent it appearing on election day BrazilAmericas to go further Reports Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemned a dawn raid on the offices of the daily Diário de Marilia in Marilia city, São Paulo state, on election day by militants backing the former mayor Abelardo Camarinha and his son Vinícius, a deputy in the São Paulo state assembly.The mob, sent in by the Camarinha family, which is already suspected of an arson attack on the paper on 8 September 2005, tried to block the daily’s publication.“Despite constant legal proceedings against him, despite legal moves to bar him from standing and strong suspicions that he was responsible for the fire at Diário de Marilia last September, Abelardo Camarinha is able to settle scores with the press with complete impunity”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“His lightning operation against the daily was intended to prevent the appearance of an article about him and was therefore planned. We express our support for the Diário de Marilia and call for Abelardo Camarinha and his son to face justice for this press freedom violation, despite the political support they enjoy.”Members of Abelardo Camarinha’s support committee gathered at dawn on 1st October, the first round of general elections, at the headquarters of Diário de Marilia, which also hosts two local radio stations, breaking the plate glass entrance door, threatening journalists and demanding seizure of copies of the paper.In the afternoon, a local judge granted a suspension order against the paper and the closure of its website, at the request of Vinícius Camarinha, in connection with an article about proceedings against his father to bar him from standing as a candidate to the federal parliament.Two hours later, a court official went to the newspaper office to execute the order to seize the papers. In the evening, the newspaper’s lawyers Telêmaco Luiz Fernandes Júnior and Leonardo Frederico Lopes presented the judge with a request to revoke the previous decision, arguing that the offending article was based on checked facts. Police, who had managed to disperse the demonstrators, then had to intervene a second time.Abelardo and Vinícius Camarinha were sentenced by an electoral court on 17 September 2006 to each pay a fine equivalent to 14,500 euros for “producing advance electoral propaganda”. They had both launched their campaign in some media starting in June and had already been convicted twice for the same reason.The regional prosecutor’s office on 29 September launched a case against father and son for “abuse of power” and “illegal use of public staff and equipment”, aimed at getting Abelardo Camarinha barred from seeking public office until 2009 and for his son Vinícius’s mandate to be ended. The editor of Diário de Marilia, José Ursílio de Souza, reported on the proceedings in the edition which the supporters of the Camarinha family tried to prevent appearing.The offices of the newspaper and the two radios, Diário FM and Dirceu AM were torched on 8 September 2005. On 25 January 2006, three men were sentenced to 12 years in prison, but the names of Abelardo and Vinícius Camarinha came up several times during the investigation as the alleged instigators of the arson attack. On 14 March 2006, Abelardo’s brother, Rafael Camarinha, whose name had also been cited in the case, was murdered at his home by three armed men. Since then, Abelardo Camarinha has accused the editor, José Ursílio, of being behind the killing. Organisation 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporters Without Borders condemned a mob attack and a bid to censor the daily Diário de Marilia on 1st October 2006, by supporters of the former mayor of Marilia Abelardo Camarinha and his son Vinícius, a deputy in São Paulo state administration. April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Help by sharing this information May 13, 2021 Find out more News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Follow the news on Brazil News Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Renovated Ashgrove home set to go under the gavel

first_imgBEFORE: The kitchen was functional but outdated. The property at 34 Banksia Ave, Ashgrove, has a dedicated pool house.“Michael’s garage is underneath that,” Mrs Ryan said.“It has a bit of a gym and he trains with his mates down there.“It’s his man cave.”The kitchen was Mrs Ryan’s favourite area of the home, and it even took out the title for the best kitchen at the 2010 Master Builders Awards.“I love the outlook to the big trees, an it flows out onto the deck really nicely,” she said.It has stone benchtops, Miele appliances, and a servery window out to the deck. AFTER: The house now has living on two levels.Extra rooms added to the property included two more bedrooms, a study, media room and three more bathrooms.Mrs Ryan said the inclusion of the granny flat was her husband’s prerequisite for the renovation, and it has been used over the years for everything from a pool room, to an office and playroom, before being converted back to a living area. AFTER: 34 Banksia Ave, Ashgrove.Liz Ryan’s husband Michael bought the highset Queenslander at 34 Banksia Ave in 2001, before the pair had even met, but it was evident that it would become their family home in the years that followed.“It was in good nick, just a bit small, with only two bedrooms and a sleep-out,” Mrs Ryan said. BEFORE: The rear of the home.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago AFTER: The new kitchen is Mrs Ryan’s favourite area of the house.Beneath the servery window outside is a bar fridge, and there are automated electronic blinds to protect the outdoor furniture from the elements and shield the house from the sun.The house also won the top gong for the best renovation between $401,000-$1.5 million at the same Master Builders Association awards ceremony.Storage was plentiful, with an attic that could be accessed by stairs that extend down from the ceiling.There are polished timber floorboards sweeping through the top floor, and custom-made plantation shutters throughout.Other inclusions were ducted airconditioning and vacuum, keyless entry, intercom and security alarm system. Michael and Liz Ryan with Charlize, Harry and Holly at their Ashgrove home. (AAP Image/Josh Woning)IT IS difficult to believe this two-level Ashgrove beauty was once a tiny two bedroom cottage on a sloped block. Time taken: 9 months Total spend: $1 million approx. End valuation: A price guide can’t be given when a home is going to auction in QueenslandVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy The Block has been such a success00:35 Liz and Michael Ryan with Holly, Harry and Charlize at their home in Ashgrove. (AAP Image/Josh Woning)They lived in it together for a couple years, before beginning what would be their first renovation in 2009.“We extended out and built underneath,” Mrs Ryan said.“We put a garage out the back because it has two street access, which has a granny flat.“We also put the pool in and built up the backyard so it was nice and flat.”While the facade remained original, with just a lick of paint required, the rest of the house was almost unrecognisable. BEFORE: 34 Banksia Ave, Ashgrove. The kitchen and living is now open plan and leads out to the back deck.There was also 5.5kW solar power, 30,000L water tank, and garage accommodation for three cars.This property is being marketed by Ray White Spring Hill agent Nicholas Carroll and is scheduled for auction onsite on Saturday, October 27 at noon.last_img read more