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Mexican President Vs The Media
Roberto Díaz reports https://twitter.com/dieresis_u.  On February 22, 2024, during the presidential morning conference, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO, revealed a letter sent to him by the Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean bureau of the U.S. newspaper The New York Times. In the letter, the president was asked to respond to a series of questions sent by the newspaper's editor, Natalie Krittoef, with the intention of clarifying alleged illicit financing in his 2018 campaign.   During the press conference, the Mexican president read the letter containing the editor's phone number, which could be considered a violation of Mexico's journalist data protection law. It is worth mentioning that in recent weeks, there have been four attempts to link AMLO to organized crime—a report by DW, another by Pro-Publica, another by Insight Crime, and another by Latinus—all just four months before the presidential elections in Mexico, where all polls indicate the candidate from his political party, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, as the winner. It should be noted that all investigations have resulted in no substantiation.   On February 23, there was an interesting response from Univisión correspondent Jésica Zermeño, who, when questioned about the leak of an editor's phone number that was not private and was already publicly available on LinkedIn, the president's response about a "higher moral law" superior to the law established in the Mexican constitution was enough, fueling an already polarized relationship between his administration and the media.   Even though in 2023, according to the NGO Reporters Without Borders, four journalists were killed and 34 disappeared, making Mexico the second most dangerous country for journalism outside of Gaza, the media has tried to link López Obrador's presidency to the killings. Mainly denouncing "La Mañanera," the morning press conferences, to denigrate often biased work, as was the case with the misinformation spread by Diario de Yucatan about a supposed heart attack suffered by the president, further diminishing a critical stance on the search for evidence to justify the editorial lines pursued by different media outlets which supported the desinformation.    "If she has so much of a problem, she should change her number," was the response given by President AMLO regarding the issue, ignoring that things were only going to get more complicated from there on.   Communication experts, analysts, and national and international journalists, came to the defense of editor Natalie Krittoef due to the phone number leak. It should be noted that while the case of editor Natalie Krittoef went viral and at the same time generated sympathy, a second leak occurred of phone numbers linked to journalists attending "La Mañanera." These were later exploited by trolls and bots on social media to increase hate speech and threats against independent journalists who weren’t antagonistic with the AMLO’s administration.The inaction of organizations such as Article 19 in these cases was already expected. While the organization expressed concern about data leaking from more than 300 journalists attending "La Mañanera," an incident that was revealed on January 26 of this year, for the second leak, they stood silently.   Finally, the propaganda campaign "Change the Number," a campaign carried out by female journalists and actresses very active in the Mexican opposition such as Areli Paz, Paula Ordorica, Azucena Uresti, Lourdes Mendoza, and Denisse Dresser, where through a message on social networks, the journalist said, they were going to leak her number so that people could call them. For those who called expecting to get in touch with the journalists, they only found a pre-recorded message about the number of journalists killed in Mexico. Additionally, two of the profiles of the journalists who promoted this campaign, Denisse Dresser, and Azucena Uresti, were selected as possible moderators in the debates that will be held to choose the next president of Mexico, both women with a biased position towards the interests of the Frente Amplio; the coalition of parties consisting of PRI, PAN, and PRD. the current opposition to the AMLO’s government.   In a Mexico where there have been 169 journalist murdered, because of investigating links between organized crime and different levels of government, from federal to state and municipal levels, so, reducing the issue to AMLO's statements and responses as the cause of this increase of violence towards journalist seems a little bit reductive, instead of not holding the judicial power accountable for failing to initiate effective investigation lines to clarify the journalist’s murders in Mexico.   Duration: 8 minutes   Recorded: 2024-03-09   #LatinAmerica #Mexico #Repression #Disinformation   Our published content is on our podcast host http://democracycast.libsyn.com    Send Listener feedback by sending an email to:    democracycast@earthlink.net    More Social Media Links for Democracy Watch News   http://www.DemocracyWatchNews.org    https://twitter.com/dwatchnews?lang=en  Account Suspended    https://facebook.com/dwatchnews     https://www.instagram.com/democracywatchnews/    https://www.linkedin.com/company/35464830    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRhWxBiRG-01eLS9A_vlVuA    We also augment the news on Twitter globally Asia-Eastern Augments/covers news for West Asia, North Africa & Central Asia #democracy #HumanRights #PressFreedom #environment #OpenGov Asia-Pacific Augments/covers news for South & SE Asia, & The Pacific  #HumanRights #PressFreedom #Environment #OpenGov #News #East Europe Augments/covers news throughout Europe #Democracy #HumanRights #PressFreedom #PublicPolicy #MediaEthics #environment #transparency International  Augments/covers news for more than 190 countries each month.  An independent-global news-service, Democracy Watch News covers #democracy #HumanRights #NonviolentConflict #PressFreedom #journalism #mediaEthics #Environment. 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07:59 3/11/24
End Veteran Medical Debt
It is a misconception that our veterans receive free or affordable healthcare. As much as $6 Billion in veteran and military medical debt is burdening our bravest.  https://endveterandebt.org/ is the parent initiative Jerry Ashton’s group of several campaigns to mitigate the harms that can impact veterans including risk of suicide, unemployment, addiction, and poor health.   https://endveterandebt.org/campaigns. One campaign that this report focuses on is the campaign to End Veteran Medical Debt. Ways you can support this campaign are detailed. They include Signing a petition, contacting your congressperson, and following on Facebook and Twitter. Jerry’s group has been also working for years on retiring medical debt for the general public with RIP Medical Debt.org. To date, that initiative has retired about $10 Billion in medical debt; erasing that burden from the lives of 7 million americans.  Duration:13:35  Recorded 2023-11-09   Our published content is on our podcast host http://democracycast.libsyn.com    Send Listener feedback by sending an email to:    democracycast@earthlink.net    More Social Media Links for Democracy Watch News   http://www.DemocracyWatchNews.org    https://twitter.com/dwatchnews?lang=en  Account Suspended    https://facebook.com/dwatchnews     https://www.instagram.com/democracywatchnews/    https://www.linkedin.com/company/35464830    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRhWxBiRG-01eLS9A_vlVuA    We also augment the news on Twitter globally Asia-Eastern Augments/covers news for West Asia, North Africa & Central Asia #democracy #HumanRights #PressFreedom #environment #OpenGov Asia-Pacific Augments/covers news for South & SE Asia, & The Pacific  #HumanRights #PressFreedom #Environment #OpenGov #News #East Europe Augments/covers news throughout Europe  #Democracy #HumanRights #PressFreedom #PublicPolicy #MediaEthics #environment #transparency International  Augments/covers news for more than 190 countries each month.  An independent-global news-service, Democracy Watch News covers #democracy #HumanRights #NonviolentConflict #PressFreedom #journalism #mediaEthics #Environment. Latin America & South Atlantic Augments/covers news for Latin America & South Atlantic. #HumanRights #OpenGov #PressFreedom #NonviolentConflict #Environment in #SouthAmerica #Caribbean #CentralAmerica. North America Augments/covers news for USA Canada Mexico and the North Pacific. #Mexico #Canada #USA stories/events affecting #democracy #humanrights #journalism #opengov #environment. Sub Saharan Africa Augments/covers news for Sub Saharan Africa #News #WestAfrica #CentralAfrica #EastAfrica #SouthernAfrica #HumanRights #PressFreedom #Environment     Our production team and theme music    Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. Please donate,  we are now a 501c3 charitable nonprofit in the USA. Donations are tax deductible.     Please share with your networks.   Spanish Credits   Nuestro contenido publicado en nuestro host de podcast http://democracycast.libsyn.com    Envíe los comentarios de los oyentes enviando un correo electrónico a: democracycast@earthlink.net    http://www.DemocracyWatchNews.org  https://twitter.com/dwatchnews?lang=en    https://facebook.com/dwatchnews    https://www.instagram.com/democracywatchnews/  https://www.linkedin.com/company/35464830  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRhWxBiRG-01eLS9A_vlVuA    Nuestro equipo de producción y tema musical https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rnPeRDB3JTrr80N_NlLmUM7nEzrRejw8-5qFYd45W5M/edit?usp=sharing   Actualmente, Democracy Watch News es producido por voluntarios. Por favor, done en https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=FQZHMRJUTN5XU  Ahora somos una organización benéfica sin fines de lucro 501c3. Las donaciones son deducibles de impuestos.    Por favor comparte con tus redes.  
13:36 3/11/24
Genocide in Balochistan part 4 of 4
This concludes our four part report on the genocide in Balochistan.    The Baloch problem started in 1833 when the British basically wanted to expand their imperial empire to Afghanistan. And there are two routes to Afghanistan. One is through Balochistan, one is through the Khyber Pass. And they tried it through that route, the other route, and they faced basically drastic humiliation. So the British played the game of basically, I want to lay a railway line, I want to lay a telegraph line along what is now the border between Pakistan and Iran, which was inside Balochistan. And then in 1928, basically Iran took that part and made it part of Iran. And In 1967, Pakistan was formed. Then the other part of Balochistan, in 1947, March 1948, Pakistan mobilized troops, backed fully by the British at the time, and occupied us.   Genocide, a term that evokes images of immense human suffering and the darkest chapters in history, has been an ongoing tragedy in the region of Balochistan. Balochistan, a vast and resource-rich province straddling the borders of Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, has been plagued by a long-standing conflict marked by human rights violations and systematic targeting of its Baloch population. More information   Several members of the Baloch community describe what is happening to people in Balochistan now. “Pakistan is currently engaged in a sinister war against killing Baloch people; that is understandable, because Baloch people are asking for their party to be independent.” The capital of Pakistan, Karachi, is in the Balochistan area. The deep sea port in Karachi on the Arabian Sea is crucial to the Pakistan economy. China’s completion of its Silk Road project needs this port. Balochistan predates the creation of Pakistan in 1947.    Journalism is a dangerous profession in Pakistan, particularly in Balochistan. According to a report by Freedom Network, an independent national media watchdog, at least 53 journalists were murdered in Pakistan from 2012 to 2022. Only in two cases have convictions been obtained. Most journalists concede that “We write what the authorities want us to write. We can’t present the real facts.” Some examples of this violence are detailed in this report.    #Balochistan #Genocide #Pakistan #Iran   Recorded 2023-08-08    Duration 52:26   Our published content is on our podcast host http://democracycast.libsyn.com    Send Listener feedback by sending an email to:    democracycast@earthlink.net    More Social Media Links for Democracy Watch News   http://www.DemocracyWatchNews.org    https://facebook.com/dwatchnews     https://www.instagram.com/democracywatchnews/    https://www.linkedin.com/company/35464830    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRhWxBiRG-01eLS9A_vlVuA    We also augment the news on Twitter globally Asia-Eastern Augments/covers news for West Asia, North Africa & Central Asia #democracy #HumanRights #PressFreedom #environment #OpenGov Asia-Pacific Augments/covers news for South & SE Asia, & The Pacific  #HumanRights #PressFreedom #Environment #OpenGov #News #East Europe Augments/covers news throughout Europe  #Democracy #HumanRights #PressFreedom #PublicPolicy #MediaEthics #environment #transparency Latin America & South Atlantic Augments/covers news for Latin America & South Atlantic. #HumanRights #OpenGov #PressFreedom #NonviolentConflict #Environment in #SouthAmerica #Caribbean #CentralAmerica. North America Augments/covers news for USA Canada Mexico and the North Pacific. #Mexico #Canada #USA stories/events affecting #democracy #humanrights #journalism #opengov #environment. Sub Saharan Africa Augments/covers news for Sub Saharan Africa #News #WestAfrica #CentralAfrica #EastAfrica #SouthernAfrica #HumanRights #PressFreedom #Environment     Our production team and theme music    Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. Please donate,  we are now a 501c3 charitable nonprofit in the USA. Donations are tax deductible.  https://democracywatchnews.org/    Please share with your networks.
52:26 1/26/24
Genocide in Balochistan part 3 of 4
This part 3 of 4 begins with a recounting of threats for journalists.   The Baloch problem started in 1833 when the British basically wanted to expand their imperial empire to Afghanistan. And there are two routes to Afghanistan. One is through Balochistan, one is through the Khyber Pass. And they tried it through that route, the other route, and they faced basically drastic humiliation. So the British played the game of basically, I want to lay a railway line, I want to lay a telegraph line along what is now the border between Pakistan and Iran, which was inside Balochistan. And then in 1928, basically Iran took that part and made it part of Iran. And In 1967, Pakistan was formed. Then the other part of Balochistan, in 1947, March 1948, Pakistan mobilized troops, backed fully by the British at the time, and occupied us.   Genocide, a term that evokes images of immense human suffering and the darkest chapters in history, has been an ongoing tragedy in the region of Balochistan. Balochistan, a vast and resource-rich province straddling the borders of Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, has been plagued by a long-standing conflict marked by human rights violations and systematic targeting of its Baloch population. More information   Several members of the Baloch community describe what is happening to people in Balochistan now. “Pakistan is currently engaged in a sinister war against killing Baloch people; that is understandable, because Baloch people are asking for their party to be independent.” The capital of Pakistan, Karachi, is in the Balochistan area. The deep sea port in Karachi on the Arabian Sea is crucial to the Pakistan economy. China’s completion of its Silk Road project needs this port. Balochistan predates the creation of Pakistan in 1947.    Journalism is a dangerous profession in Pakistan, particularly in Balochistan. According to a report by Freedom Network, an independent national media watchdog, at least 53 journalists were murdered in Pakistan from 2012 to 2022. Only in two cases have convictions been obtained. Most journalists concede that “We write what the authorities want us to write. We can’t present the real facts.” Some examples of this violence are detailed in this report.    #Balochistan #Genocide #Pakistan #Iran #HumanRights   Recorded 2023-08-08    Duration 43:46   Our published content is on our podcast host http://democracycast.libsyn.com    Send Listener feedback by sending an email to:    democracycast@earthlink.net    More Social Media Links for Democracy Watch News   http://www.DemocracyWatchNews.org    https://facebook.com/dwatchnews     https://www.instagram.com/democracywatchnews/    https://www.linkedin.com/company/35464830    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRhWxBiRG-01eLS9A_vlVuA    We also augment the news on Twitter globally Asia-Eastern Augments/covers news for West Asia, North Africa & Central Asia #democracy #HumanRights #PressFreedom #environment #OpenGov Asia-Pacific Augments/covers news for South & SE Asia, & The Pacific  #HumanRights #PressFreedom #Environment #OpenGov #News #East Europe Augments/covers news throughout Europe  #Democracy #HumanRights #PressFreedom #PublicPolicy #MediaEthics #environment #transparency Latin America & South Atlantic Augments/covers news for Latin America & South Atlantic. #HumanRights #OpenGov #PressFreedom #NonviolentConflict #Environment in #SouthAmerica #Caribbean #CentralAmerica. North America Augments/covers news for USA Canada Mexico and the North Pacific. #Mexico #Canada #USA stories/events affecting #democracy #humanrights #journalism #opengov #environment. Sub Saharan Africa Augments/covers news for Sub Saharan Africa #News #WestAfrica #CentralAfrica #EastAfrica #SouthernAfrica #HumanRights #PressFreedom #Environment     Our production team and theme music    Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. Please donate,  we are now a 501c3 charitable nonprofit in the USA. Donations are tax deductible.  https://democracywatchnews.org/    Please share with your networks.
43:46 1/1/24
Genocide in Balochistan part 2 of 4
Genocide, a term that evokes images of immense human suffering and the darkest chapters in history, has been an ongoing tragedy in the region of Balochistan. Balochistan, a vast and resource-rich province straddling the borders of Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, has been plagued by a long-standing conflict marked by human rights violations and systematic targeting of its Baloch population. More information   Several members of the Baloch community describe what is happening to people in Balochistan now. “Pakistan is currently engaged in a sinister war against killing Baloch people; that is understandable, because Baloch people are asking for their party to be independent.” The capital of Pakistan, Karachi, is in the Balochistan area. The deep sea port in Karachi on the Arabian Sea is crucial to the Pakistan economy. China’s completion of its Silk Road project needs this port. Balochistan predates the creation of Pakistan in 1947.    Journalism is a dangerous profession in Pakistan, particularly in Balochistan. According to a report by Freedom Network, an independent national media watchdog, at least 53 journalists were murdered in Pakistan from 2012 to 2022. Only in two cases have convictions been obtained. Most journalists concede that “We write what the authorities want us to write. We can’t present the real facts.” Some examples of this violence are detailed in this report.    #Baluchistan #Genocide #Pakistan #Iran #BritishImperialism #HumanRights   Recorded 2023-08-08    Duration 36:34   Our published content is on our podcast host http://democracycast.libsyn.com    Send Listener feedback by sending an email to:    democracycast@earthlink.net    More Social Media Links for Democracy Watch News   http://www.DemocracyWatchNews.org    https://facebook.com/dwatchnews     https://www.instagram.com/democracywatchnews/    https://www.linkedin.com/company/35464830    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRhWxBiRG-01eLS9A_vlVuA    We also augment the news on Twitter globally Asia-Eastern Augments/covers news for West Asia, North Africa & Central Asia #democracy #HumanRights #PressFreedom #environment #OpenGov Asia-Pacific Augments/covers news for South & SE Asia, & The Pacific  #HumanRights #PressFreedom #Environment #OpenGov #News #East Europe Augments/covers news throughout Europe  #Democracy #HumanRights #PressFreedom #PublicPolicy #MediaEthics #environment #transparency Latin America & South Atlantic Augments/covers news for Latin America & South Atlantic. #HumanRights #OpenGov #PressFreedom #NonviolentConflict #Environment in #SouthAmerica #Caribbean #CentralAmerica. North America Augments/covers news for USA Canada Mexico and the North Pacific. #Mexico #Canada #USA stories/events affecting #democracy #humanrights #journalism #opengov #environment. Sub Saharan Africa Augments/covers news for Sub Saharan Africa #News #WestAfrica #CentralAfrica #EastAfrica #SouthernAfrica #HumanRights #PressFreedom #Environment     Our production team and theme music    Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. Please donate,  we are now a 501c3 charitable nonprofit in the USA. Donations are tax deductible.     Please share with your networks.
36:35 11/20/23
The First Female President of Mexico
I'm Roberto Diaz. I'm the coordinator editor for Democracy Watch News Latin America with a new report about the upcoming Mexican election on June 2nd of 2024 that will elect for the first time a female president of Mexico. This is something without precedent and can help to develop what is going to be the Mexican internal and external policy during the coming six years. So this is something great. This is something good. We have to understand that 2024 will be a definitive year for Mexico's political life. 2024 Mexican general election       The first candidate comes from the Morena party. It is the party that was launched by the current president Andres Manuel Obrador or AMLO, as he is famously known here in Mexico. She is Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, who became the first female governor of Mexico City. She is a physicist with a specialization in green energy development and the founder of social justice efforts, especially crimes against women. She recently won Morena's internal poll to become their next candidate. If the USA wants to keep the New Green Deal, she is the best for the Democrats in Washington. Claudia Sheinbaum has developed a close relationship with the Energy Secretary of Mexico, Rocío Nález. to strengthen the position of green energies in Mexicano. She shows herself as a progressivist, a social democrat, and part of Mexico's  left wing. Claudia Sheinbaum started in  2000 as the Secretary of Environment of the Federal District during the government of Lopez Obrador and as the Mexico City mayor. From there, in 2015, she became the delegation chief of Tlalpan, a city of neighborhoods in Mexico City. It's similar to the mayoralty down in the US. Then, unfortunately, in 2017, a private school collapsed during the Mexico City earthquake, killing 26 people in total. 19 of them were children. As a member of the Tlalpan delegation,Sheinbaum was accused of being responsible for this incident. Although the school director was sent to prison, after it was revealed that the school didn't have permission to build more floors. Nonetheless, Claudia Sheinbaum won the election for the Mexico City Regency in 2018. During her administration, the Mexico City Cable Bus was built and launched for Mexico City citizens. Also in close work with the governor of Mexico state, Alfredo del Mazo-Mazza, they created a strategy to put COVID-19 detection centers in every delegation and neighborhood. Unfortunately, in 2021, the Mexico City light train Linea 12 collapsed. The political opposition blamed Claudia for that, although a thorough investigation showed that the problems of the line weren't because of lack of maintenance, as the media pointed out, but because of construction deficiencies. The line was built in 2012 by a series of construction companies owned by Mexico's rich man, Carlos Slim Tesis. Twenty-two people died in the event, and the millionaire decided to make reparations to the families and rebuild the old structure for free. The investigations are still in process. During the presidential visit to a welfare bank branch in Mexico City, AMLO was seen with Claudia. And to the eyes of all watchers, the president raises her hand into the sky. Political analysts like Denis Dresdner and Sergio Sarmiento still believe that was the definitive moment in which Claudia Sheinbaum was picked by AMLO to be his successor. In 2021, Claudia started to walk Mexico City streets in what was expected to be, what we call here in Mexico, an advanced campaign act. These are illegal, I have to say. In 2022 and 2023, she started to support Morena candidates for the governor election. And so she visited those states, building support from the Morena party members, at the same time she painted walls with the legend "Es Claudia" in several states, as well as plenty of banners.   The other candidate is Berta Xochiti Galvez Ruiz, or Xochiti Galvez as she likes to be known, labeling herself as an indigenous heritage, well, she has indigenous heritage candidate. She's an indigenous heritage candidate. Xochiti has become a recent social media phenomenon. Her simple speech tries to appeal to major sectors of the Mexican population, although with some elitist remarks, as she quotes, for example, infamously, that southern Mexicans don't like to work eight hours shift because it isn't part of their culture, as well as putting an end to some of the welfare programs, like the for young students. So, she'll appear as the reaction of the Mexican political opposition bloc, an alliance of three different parties. The National Action Party, or FAN in Spanish. This party is conservative and right-wing. And then we have the Institutional Revolution Party, or PRI in Spanish. The PRI used to be a center party or a nationality. Nationalist Party, but right now it's a neoliberal party, and the Revolutionary Institution Party, or PRD in Spanish. This is a center-left party. She came from a poor municipality in the State of Hidalgo. Her grandfather was an Ottoman speaker native. She tells the story of how she used to sell jellies to pay for her studies in computational systems engineering in the UNAM. This is one of the most renowned, let's say the most famous university in Mexico. She was an active member of the Mexican Communist Party and labeled herself as a trustee. Although, she had a 180 degree ideological shift when she was picked by Mexico's president in the year 2000. During her time working in the delegation for development in indigenous settlements, Xochiti used her connections to give some public contracts to her husband. This is illegal in Mexico. We are talking about 17 contracts. In 2015, she became the Miguel Hidalgo delegate in Mexico City. In her administration, the crime in the delegation increased by 30%. She ended the scholarship to young students and sports players. She used her position in the Miguel Hidalgo to once again give public contracts to her company during Enrique Peña Nieto's presidential administration. And then during the first years of the AMLO administration, she reprimanded the president for canceling her contract. In 2018, Xochiti Galvez became a senator for the National Action Party, where she became one of the most antagonistic and vocal against AMLO's administration.   Recorded: 2023-09-30   Duration: 25:13   #MexicanFemalePresident #MexicanElection2024   Our published content is on our podcast host http://democracycast.libsyn.com    Send Listener feedback by sending an email to:    democracycast@earthlink.net    http://www.DemocracyWatchNews.org  https://twitter.com/dwatchnews?lang=en    https://facebook.com/dwatchnews    https://www.instagram.com/democracywatchnews/  https://www.linkedin.com/company/35464830  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRhWxBiRG-01eLS9A_vlVuA    We also augment the news on Twitter globally   DWatchNews Eastern Asia Curates and covers news for West Asia, North Africa & Central Asia #democracy #HumanRights #PressFreedom #environment #OpenGov DWatchNewsPacific Curates and covers news for Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Australia, & New Zealand Aotearoa #democracy #humanrights #opengov #environment DWatchNews MENA Curates and covers news for West Asia, North Africa & Central Asia on #democracy #HumanRights #PressFreedom #environment #OpenGov DWatchNews Europe Augments/covers news throughout Europe  #Democracy #HumanRights #PressFreedom #PublicPolicy #MediaEthics #environment #transparency DWatchNews Latin America, Caribbean & Atlantic Curates and covers news for Latin America & South Atlantic. #HumanRights #OpenGov #PressFreedom #NonviolentConflict #Environment in #SouthAmerica #Caribbean #CentralAmerica. 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25:14 10/30/23
Abortion Decriminalization in Mexico
Roberto Diaz  @dieresis_u reports from Mexico City on the abortion decriminalization in Mexico.   Since 2021, abortion has no longer been a federal crime in Mexico. The criminal law in Mexico varies by state. On 7 September 2021, the Mexican Supreme Court unanimously ruled that penalizing abortion is unconstitutional, setting an important precedent across the whole country. Before 2019, abortion had been severely restricted outside of Mexico City, where it was legalized on-request in 2007. As of August 2023, abortion is available on request to any woman during the first twelve weeks of a pregnancy in Mexico City and the states of Oaxaca, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Coahuila, Colima, Baja California, Sinaloa, Guerrero, Baja California Sur, Quintana Roo, and Aguascalientes. However, even in states where abortion is legal, there continue to be women in pre-trial detention for murder due to the spontaneous miscarriages of pregnancies.    On September 6th of the current year 2023, Mexico's The Supreme Court of Justice decriminalized the abortion on a federal level. The sentence was passed after the unanimous vote of the three ministers inside the First CourtRoom. A significant advance in the fight for the reproductive rights of Mexican women, since the latest sentence of 2021, in which criminalizing the abortion became unconstitutional in Mexico. Because of the Judicial Power internal division, this decriminalizing measure doesn't mean that abortion became legal in the entire Mexican nation, a declaration given by the Subdirector of the civilian association: Group of Information in Chosen Reproduction or (GIRE) in Spanish, the latest verdict doesn't cover 21 of the 32 states of Mexico, as some states haven't modified their own Criminal Code. Nonetheless, the independent jurist, Carla Escoffie confirmed that even though this measure won’t protect women in states in which the abortion is considered a crime, the same measure allows the accused to process a legal protection against the state law and be judged in a federal court. The controversial result has generated polarizing opinions in the country, from the official’s senator; Olga Sanchez Cordero, who seconded with animosity the Supremes’ court decision, to conservative activist, Irma Barrientos, from the civilian association "Derechos del Concebido" (Conceived Rights) who repudiated the verdict of the maximum entity of justice in Mexico. The abortion topic is still generating controversy in a country in which 78% of the population considers themselves as catholic. The decriminalizing process for the abortion is still recent, but started to have more impact in the legislative discussions. 1 5 years ago, Mexico City became the first federal entity, where the abortion became legalized and from there, the discussion became stagnated until 2019, when the state of Oaxaca became the first state in decriminalize the abortion in its constitution, then in 2021, a wave of decriminalization processes started in other states, such as Veracruz, Hidalgo, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Colima, Sinaloa, Guerrero and Quintana Roo. Although some states keep on the fight against the abortion; The state of Mexico is number one on the list of states that have more legal processes against women that have practiced an abortion, in 2021 were reported 149 and in 2021 were 114. The second state is Nuevo Leon with 119 abortion crimes reported in 2021 and 119 in 2022. Before this measure to decriminalize the abortion in the Mexican country, a study from the Guttmacher Institute, estimated that 54% of all unwanted pregnancies ended in abortion, which translated into more than a million procedures yearly. In this estimation legal abortions and clandestine ones, were taken into consideration. In the case of clandestine abortion procedures 36% of all abortions ended with some type of complication, from sterilization to bleeding to death.  As Mexican society becomes more polarized, the topic of abortion took major relevance in the common political speech, from figures that boosters Women Rights fight such as federal deputy Andrea Chavez Treviño, and antagonistic postures such as conservative senator Lilly Tellez and more recently far-right first Mexican presidential candidate, Eduardo Verastegui, better known for been the producer of the film, Sound of Freedom. The abortion topic in Mexico, should be taken more seriously as the country is shifting to a more progressivist society, the population becomes more urban and more educated, that in response helps to booster the support for pro-choice movements, evidence of this shift can be seen in the populous annual protest of the Woman's Day, where the green handkerchief is worn by thousands of women looking to take control of their reproductive rights, and decriminalization of abortion takes a relevant part of the spotlight.  #Mexico #Abortion #Decriminalization Recorded 2023-09-16. 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07:18 10/14/23
Baluchistan Genocide Part 1 of 4
The moderator gives a brief introduction. You know, the Baluch problem started in 1833 when the British basically wanted to expand their imperial empire to Afghanistan. And there are two routes to Afghanistan. One is to Baluchistan, one is to NWFP. And they tried it through that route, the other route, and they faced basically drastic humiliation.   When the army went in, basically one man was left alive to take the message, don't bother coming to Afghanistan, in a sense. But then they tried to come through Baluchistan and the Baluch people resisted. So the British played the game of basically, I want to lay a railway line, I want to lay a telegraph line. The current border between Pakistan and Iran, which is inside Baluchistan, is the General Gord Smith's telegraph line. Okay. And to cut this story short, basically the British divided us first on this line. It's a long story, I don't wanna go through it.    And then in 1928, basically Iran took that part and made it part of Iran. And In 1967, Pakistan was formed. Then the other part of Balochistan, in 1947, March 1948, Pakistan mobilized troops, backed fully by the British at the time, and occupied us. And thus, basically, we're the nutshell of history again. The other part of Ghatia, which was in Afghanistan, the British divided us on that line as well. And also, Afghanistan gave compensation to the British in the second and third Afghan war. So those territories are inside Balochistan, but we regard them as Afghan territories, so we don't regard them as ours. But we will release them. It's not in our control at the moment. When we're an independent Balochistan, obviously we will give Afghanistan their territory back and so on and so forth mutually. With Afghanistan, we always had a very good relationship. It's just that Pakistan and Iran is our problem. Recorded: 2023-08-23  Duration: 01:01:45   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balochistan    #Baluchistan #Genocide #Pakistan #Iran #BritishImperialism #HumanRights   Our published content is on our podcast host http://democracycast.libsyn.com    Send Listener feedback by sending an email to:    democracycast@earthlink.net    http://www.DemocracyWatchNews.org  https://twitter.com/dwatchnews?lang=en    https://facebook.com/dwatchnews    https://www.instagram.com/democracywatchnews/  https://www.linkedin.com/company/35464830  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRhWxBiRG-01eLS9A_vlVuA    We also augment the news on Twitter globally Asia-Eastern Augments/covers news for West Asia, North Africa & Central Asia #democracy #HumanRights #PressFreedom #environment #OpenGov Asia-Pacific Augments/covers news for South & SE Asia, & The Pacific  #HumanRights #PressFreedom #Environment #OpenGov #News #East Europe Augments/covers news throughout Europe  #Democracy #HumanRights #PressFreedom #PublicPolicy #MediaEthics #environment #transparency International  Augments/covers news for more than 190 countries each month.  An independent-global news-service, Democracy Watch News covers #democracy #HumanRights #NonviolentConflict #PressFreedom #journalism #mediaEthics #Environment. Latin America & South Atlantic Augments/covers news for Latin America & South Atlantic. #HumanRights #OpenGov #PressFreedom #NonviolentConflict #Environment in #SouthAmerica #Caribbean #CentralAmerica. North America Augments/covers news for USA Canada Mexico and the North Pacific. #Mexico #Canada #USA stories/events affecting #democracy #humanrights #journalism #opengov #environment. Sub Saharan Africa Augments/covers news for Sub Saharan Africa #News #WestAfrica #CentralAfrica #EastAfrica #SouthernAfrica #HumanRights #PressFreedom #Environment       Our production team and theme music    Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. Please donate,  we are now a 501c3 charitable nonprofit in the USA. Donations are tax deductible.     Please share with your networks.
61:45 8/24/23
The 2023 Summit between the Latin American Community and the European Union Parliament
The 2023 Summit between the Latin American Community and the European Union Parliament   Roberto Diaz reports (twitter: @RRomanen/ @Dieresis_u). The third meeting between the Latin American Community and the European Union Parliament was held in Brussels on the 17th and 18th of July 2023. It was an historic occasion to bring together European, Latin American and Caribbean leaders to renew and strengthen relations between the two regions after almost a decade of absence of bi-regional dialogue at the highest political level. EU-LAC Foundation    After eight years of postponing this meeting because of the isolationist perspective of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro. The meeting began in an international landscape filled with uncertainty because of the war in Ukraine, the economical skepticism around the US dollar, the global economy, and the shift in global production chains.   The principal topics discussed in this meeting were released by the President of the European Parliament Roberta Metzola. The leaders discussed a broad range of issues to bolster their partnership including: enhanced cooperation for global peace, ecology, human rights protections, secure trade, justice and security for citizens, and investment efforts to combat climate change.     In June, a month prior to the meeting, Spain's President Pedro Sanchez invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to assist the Zelac European Union summit as a special guest. Unfortunately, President Zelensky replied  days later that his invitation was rejected by some Latin American leaders. The countries that were more inclined to be the ones guilty of him not coming were Nicaragua, Venezuela and Cuba. But there are also other suspicions about Mexico because of its government efforts to try to establish a peace treaty between Russia and Ukraine. Brazil played the diplomatic equilibrium between its economical allies, the West, the Eastern side of the globe, and of course Bolivia that is looking for Chinese investment and also Russian military support into the development of its army. On July 4th the proposed script for the Brussels meeting which contained about 40 points was approved by both sides. What's interesting is that all the points that were proposed by the European Union about the war of Ukraine were rejected from the final script.    Duration: 12:24          Recorded: 2023-07-22   #HumanRights #LatinAmericanSummit #EconomicIntegration #Environment #GreenAgenda   Our published content on our podcast host http://democracycast.libsyn.com    Send Listener feedback by sending an email to:    democracycast@earthlink.net    http://www.DemocracyWatchNews.org  https://twitter.com/dwatchnews?lang=en    https://facebook.com/dwatchnews    https://www.instagram.com/democracywatchnews/  https://www.linkedin.com/company/35464830  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRhWxBiRG-01eLS9A_vlVuA    We also augment the news on Twitter globally Asia-Eastern Augments/covers news for West Asia, North Africa & Central Asia #democracy #HumanRights #PressFreedom #environment #OpenGov Asia-Pacific Augments/covers news for South & SE Asia, & The Pacific  #HumanRights #PressFreedom #Environment #OpenGov #News #East Europe Augments/covers news throughout Europe  #Democracy #HumanRights #PressFreedom #PublicPolicy #MediaEthics #environment #transparency International  Augments/covers news for more than 190 countries each month.  An independent-global news-service, Democracy Watch News covers #democracy #HumanRights #NonviolentConflict #PressFreedom #journalism #mediaEthics #Environment. Latin America & South Atlantic Augments/covers news for Latin America & South Atlantic. #HumanRights #OpenGov #PressFreedom #NonviolentConflict #Environment in #SouthAmerica #Caribbean #CentralAmerica. North America Augments/covers news for USA Canada Mexico and the North Pacific. #Mexico #Canada #USA stories/events affecting #democracy #humanrights #journalism #opengov #environment. Sub Saharan Africa Augments/covers news for Sub Saharan Africa #News #WestAfrica #CentralAfrica #EastAfrica #SouthernAfrica #HumanRights #PressFreedom #Environment     Our production team and theme music https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rnPeRDB3JTrr80N_NlLmUM7nEzrRejw8-5qFYd45W5M/edit?usp=sharing    Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. Please  donate at https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=FQZHMRJUTN5XU   We are now a 501c3 charitable nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible.    Please share with your networks.  
12:24 7/25/23
El_Tren_Maya_en_México_y_América_Central_Parte_2
Roberto Díaz (Twitter: @RRomanen & @dieresis_u) Reportajes desde Toluca; México sobre el impacto del próximo "Tren Maya" en las naciones centroamericanas de Honduras, El Salvador y Belice. Las políticas de integración económica regional en Centroamérica se convierten en un tema importante en las agendas políticas de los actuales presidentes de Centroamérica. Duración: 1:00:38 Grabado 2023-04-22    #CentralAmerica #TrenMaya #Maya #Belize #ElSalvador #Honduras #Mexico #Transportation #LatinAmerica #Latino   Nuestro contenido publicado en nuestro host de podcast http://democracycast.libsyn.com    Envíe los comentarios de los oyentes enviando un correo electrónico a: democracycast@earthlink.net    http://www.DemocracyWatchNews.org  https://twitter.com/dwatchnews?lang=en    https://facebook.com/dwatchnews    https://www.instagram.com/democracywatchnews/  https://www.linkedin.com/company/35464830  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRhWxBiRG-01eLS9A_vlVuA    Nuestro equipo de producción y tema musical https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rnPeRDB3JTrr80N_NlLmUM7nEzrRejw8-5qFYd45W5M/edit?usp=sharing   Actualmente, Democracy Watch News es producido por voluntarios. Por favor, done en https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=FQZHMRJUTN5XU  Ahora somos una organización benéfica sin fines de lucro 501c3. Las donaciones son deducibles de impuestos.    Por favor comparte con tus redes.
60:39 6/13/23
The Mayan Train part 2
Roberto Diaz (Twitter: @RRomanen & @dieresis_u) Reports from Toluca; México on the impact of the upcoming “Tren Maya” (The Mayan Train) in the Central American nations of Honduras, El Salvador and Belize. The regional economic integration policies in Central America become an important topic in the political agendas of the current presidents of Central America. Duration: 19:33  Recorded 2023-04-22 #CentralAmerica #TrenMaya #Maya #Belize #ElSalvador #Honduras #Mexico #Transportation #LatinAmerica #Latino  Our published content on our podcast host http://democracycast.libsyn.com    Send Listener feedback by sending an email to:    democracycast@earthlink.net    http://www.DemocracyWatchNews.org  https://twitter.com/dwatchnews?lang=en    https://facebook.com/dwatchnews    https://www.instagram.com/democracywatchnews/  https://www.linkedin.com/company/35464830  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRhWxBiRG-01eLS9A_vlVuA       Our production team and theme music https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rnPeRDB3JTrr80N_NlLmUM7nEzrRejw8-5qFYd45W5M/edit?usp=sharing    Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. Please  donate at https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=FQZHMRJUTN5XU   We are now a 501c3 charitable nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible.    Please share with your networks.
19:33 5/8/23
Mayan Train part 1 of 2 by Roberto Diaz
Roberto Diaz (twitter: @RRomanen/ @Dieresis_u) reports on the Mayan Train project and its impact in Mexico and Guatemala. The railway project has presented some issues in the Native American communities in Southern Mexico and Northern Guatemala, as well as the environmental impact in the region. The Question comes to us; what is more important? The economic development of the Central American region, or the protection of the Mayan rainforest? Recorded: 4-16-2023. Duration: 20:23 #CentralAmerica #TrenMaya #Mexico #Guatemala #Transport #Environmentalism #Mayan   Our published content on our podcast host http://democracycast.libsyn.com    Send Listener feedback by sending an email to:    democracycast@earthlink.net  http://www.DemocracyWatchNews.org    https://twitter.com/dwatchnews?lang=en     https://facebook.com/dwatchnews      https://www.instagram.com/democracywatchnews/    https://www.linkedin.com/company/35464830    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRhWxBiRG-01eLS9A_vlVuA       Our production team and theme music https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rnPeRDB3JTrr80N_NlLmUM7nEzrRejw8-5qFYd45W5M/edit?usp=sharing    Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. Please  donate at https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=FQZHMRJUTN5XU   We are now a 501c3 charitable nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible.    Please share with your networks.
20:23 5/4/23
The Mexican democratic system and recent struggles
Roberto Diaz  (Twitter @dieresis_u & @RRomanen) reports on the problematic democratic transition in Mexico and the problems with the Electoral Institute (National Electoral Institute) that has polarized the Mexican citizens. As well the reformations from the executive power: the “Electoral Reform'' and the “B Plan”. #INE#democracy#MexicanDemocracy#LorenzoCordova#PlanB#ElectoralReformation#ReformaElectoral#Mexico#MexicoPolitics#Politica#AMLO#MexicanPolitics Recorded 2023-03-18. Duration 16:48 Listen or Direct download   Send listener feedback  Mexico City: March 18, 2023. Roberto Diaz  (Twitter @dieresis_u & @RRomanen) reports on the problematic democratic transition in Mexico and the problems with the Electoral Institute (National Electoral Institute) that has polarized the Mexican citizens. As well the reformations from the executive power: the “Electoral Reform'' and the “B Plan”. #INE#democracy#MexicanDemocracy#LorenzoCordova#PlanB#ElectoralReformation#ReformaElectoral#Mexico#MexicoPolitics#Politica#AMLO#MexicanPolitics Recorded 2023-03-18. Duration 16:48 Listen or Direct download   Send listener feedback  Mexico City: March 18, 2023. In Mexico only two autonomous electoral organizations exist that are authorized to validate elections in Mexico. The first one, the INE, The instituto Nacional Electoral, which takes care of logistics at the state and federal level for vote counting, and production of voting identification cards which also work as an ID card. The second one, is the Federation Judicial Power of the Electoral Court. The first one, takes care of the logistics and the second validates or impugn the INEs decisions. IN 2014, the Electoral Federal Institute (IFE) after a reformation of the constitutional 41 article in which the two different standards of federal and local election institutes were homologated, the National Electoral Institute was born. This institute finally marked a major autonomy from the power in turn. At the dawn of the upcoming resolution of the judicial power for the "B plan" of the Electoral reformation, to the secondary laws of the "National Electoral Institute" (INE). The autonomous institution of the federal government which is in charge of the logistics, vote counting and verification of electoral results in the country.  Nonetheless, this odyssey for the reformation of the electoral system is still not easy. This institution was under the presidency of Lorenzo Cordova, a professor and researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM. —the 14 years of Cordova's administration as the former IFE president and then INE's one, weren't easy. —His presidency suffered the backlash of Lorenzo's racist remarks against the Mexican indigenous organizations, which tainted the image of his presidency. The 2018 presidential election complicated the situation as the government plan of president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), sketched in this presidency “National Plan of Development '', foresaw a profound reformation of the electoral institution in his fifth year of government. His reasons were diverse, from a partiality of the INE counselors that stole elections in the country, and therefore lost the credibility to diverse sectors of the Mexican population, the high salaries for their workers and the opacity into their accounts. Made it mistrustful for the AMLO's administration. Especially after the "Austerity policy" was ratified in the congress. With a general salary to cut political parties, and public workers. These measures weren't accepted by the INE and the institution remained keeping the same level of expenses that inevitably were going to crush the federal budget for the upcoming year. The second scandal that took the spotlight was in 2019, the close relationship of Cordova with former president Felipe Calderon Hinojosa. —Famously known for starting the war on drugs, and who had quit, a year prior, the Center-Right party "Accion Nacional" party (PAN) —At the time, he was looking for a ratification of his new political party "Mexico Libre". In the month of November, a journalist spotted him dining with Lorenzo Cordova, and from that moment, the INE's president was labeled as "one-sided" —Mexico Libre didn't get its registration later that year. —Unfortunately for Cordova, this was a difficult label to remove. In 2021, the governor elections in 15 federal states, 4 candidates of the MORENA party —AMLO's left political party — in the states of Guerrero, Michoacán and San Luis Potosi, were taken down from these elections, for supposedly campaign expenses that weren't reported in the budget.  —Some of them to the amount of 15,000 pesos or 800 USD. —The one sided decisions the INE counselors took, apparently ignoring MORENA supporters' allegations against the Mexican opposition candidates in 2021, filled the idea of a "one-sided" narrative of the electoral institution. And even after the results were ratified and MORENA victories were accepted. The transcendental event of the incorporation of the referendum figure, only showed the negligence of the counselors and organizers inside the electoral institution. The two referendum celebrated in 2021 and 2022 were the first ones to be organized by the INE, the first one named "Political Trail to former presidents''; the first referendum celebrated in Mexican history, the advertisement of this transcendental event in Mexican democracy, was a direct responsibility of the INE, prohibiting any external person or organization to generate some kind of propaganda. Unfortunately, the lack of authorized publicity, the problems of low budget and the stubborn choice of not reducing the expenses inside the organization, resulted in a failure of the first Mexican referendum. The second referendum celebrated in 2022, "Presidential Mandate Revocation", this time, even when the advertisement was going to be generated by the INE, the political parties and organizations entered in a propagandistic war, some against, some in favor of this referendum. For the INE, this referendum represented a challenge, the budget reduction of 2022, materialized in a reduction of voting booths, and resulted in a logistic failure. That same year by instructions of the Electoral Court, the INE started a persecution of social media users under allegations of "Political gender violence" —Civilians that had insulted PRI's deputy Paloma Sanchez, were sanctioned with a bill" and with that, the first attack to freedom of speech began from outside the government. At the same time, a series of legal processes of the PRD female deputies —Center Left political party allied with the PAN —against a group of MORENA male and female deputies for "Political gender violence" were approved by the Electoral Court. —One case that took the spotlight was the one against Andrea Chavez, feminist federal deputy of MORENA party, for a supposedly a prejudicial tweet of 2021, although the content of said tweet wasn't enough motive to classified as "gender violence" the first verdict was favorable for the PRD deputy, although after the public backlash, the court rectified its decision. During the second part of 2022, the political landscape was divided by a propagandistic war against Alejandro Moreno Cardenas (The PRI party president) —This campaign was in charge of the new Campeche governess, Layda Sansores. She managed to hack Moreno's cellphone and leaked its content in a series of TV show segments, realized on a weekly basis, known as "Jaguar's Tuesday". The program showed a series of messages about private interactions of Moreno with Lorenzo Cordova. —Some of them gave evidence of PRI deputies support in INE's defense budget and in response, Cordova was supposed to accept Moreno's financial secretary inside the INE. — Lorenzo Cordova then, accepted that these conversations were legitimate. At the end of 2022, the INE tried to hide a public poll in which the results showed that 60% of the Mexican citizens wanted a reformation of the Electoral Institute. Nonetheless, the spotlight was taken by the populous march of November, in which the Mexican opposition and their sympathizers took the streets around the Independence Angel Monument, to the Revolution Monument, under the motto. "I defend the INE" from the upcoming Electoral Reformation. Although some fantastic numbers had a participation of 800 thousand protesters, more realistic estimates place them with 70 thousand participants. In 2023, the Electoral Reformation was voted and without a qualified majority, Morena couldn't pass this initiative. —Some of the most controversial points inside this initiative, were the INE's transformation with the responsibility of adding public consults or referendums into their electoral chores, the representatives and counselors were going to be elected by popular vote. The reduction of plurinominal deputies. —Nonetheless, the backup plan to modify the INE was already drafted and ready to be voted on. The "B Plan" was a reformation of the Electoral secondary laws in the constitution. For a minor reformation MORENA only needed its simple majority. The B Plan contemplates the elimination of plurinominal deputies, the reduction of 500 federal deputies to 300 deputies, the possibility for citizens to pick their own counselors and magistrates in the Electoral Court and the INE. (As right now, the only method is a knowledge exam). Using a misinformation campaign, the Mexican political opposition organization called "UNIDOS", together with other 50 Nonprofit Organizations, once again took the streets of Mexico City, this time gathering around 100 thousand people that marched to the Zocalo Plaza. This event was celebrated in the midst of a discussion for an unconstitutional controversy" in the Supreme Court, the judges are analyzing the B Plan, point by point. Finally, the upcoming exit of the President counselor, Lorenzo Cordova, who is leaving the INE's presidency this year, the destitution of the executive secretary of the INE: Jacobo Molina, because the B Plan internal reforming, polarized the Mexican society, for one week, Jacobo Molina left the electoral institute, then he was rejoined by an order of the Supreme Court. This event could foresee a troubled scenario to the B Plan acceptance and favorable resolution in the supreme court. More Resources: Historia del Instituto Federal Electoral the "B plan" of the Electoral reformation Audioescándalo en el INE: Lorenzo Córdova se mofa de indígenas https://www.eluniversal.com.mx/opinion/bajo-reserva/la-comida-calderon-lorenzo-cordova/ INE retira candidatura a Salgado Macedonio y a 60 candidatos de Morena Putting Justice to a Vote? Q&A on Mexico’s August 1 Referendum https://mexicobusiness.news/policyandeconomy/news/revocation-mandate-referendumelectrical-reform https://es.euronews.com/2022/04/11/lopez-obrador-gana-el-referendum-sobre-la-continuidad-de-su-mandato-con-muy-baja-participa TEPJF multó a 15 tuiteros por violencia política de género; sancionados acusan censura https://politico.mx/alito-le-pedia-favores-a-lorenzo-cordova-revelan-chats-publicados-por-layda-sansores https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/mexicans-protest-presidents-electoral-reform-plan-2022-11-13/ Senado aprueba Plan B de Reforma Electoral, desechan cláusula de vida eterna Más de 100.000 personas protestan en México contra las modificaciones al INE Tribunal federal ordena restituir a Edmundo Jacobo en el INE Our website:  Democracy Watch News   Twitter: D Watch News International    Twitter: DWatch News  North America     Facebook:     Instagram:    LinkedIn:   YouTube:     Our production team and theme music    Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. 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16:49 4/6/23
The Arrest of El Chapo's son
Mexican security forces captured Ovidio Guzmán, an alleged drug trafficker wanted by the United States and one of the sons of former Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. He was arrested in Jesús Maria, a town near the capital of the state of Sinola, Culiacan. Culiacan is the headquarters of the Sinaloa drug cartel. CBS NEWS. Journalist Roberto Diaz reports on this event in both Spanish and English.   The primary people who are running the cartel have not been arrested. Over 140 people have disappeared in the violence that ensued. At least 29 soldiers and cartel members have died. Mexico News Daily  Recorded 2023-01-09. Duration: 10:07    #DrugCartel,#Mexico,#OvidioGuzmán,#DrugViolence,#ArrestElChapoSon,#SinaloaCartel,l#Culiacan   Listen or Direct download   Send listener feedback    Our website:     Twitter: D Watch News International    Twitter: DWatch News  North America     Facebook:     Instagram:    LinkedIn:   YouTube:     Our production team and theme music    Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. Please  donate if you can. We are now a 501c3 charitable nonprofit.     Please share with your networks.
10:07 1/19/23
The Pacific Alliance by Roberto Diaz
Roberto Diaz @dieresis_u and Ü con diéresis reports on the Pacific Alliance, a Latin American economic alliance formed by Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. #PacificAlliance & New Directions for #LatinAmerica #Diplomacy #Mexico #Chile #Colombia #Peru. Recorded 12-5-22  Duration 31:41. Ü con diéresis is a newspaper in Mexico that is struggling to survive after Mexican government subsidies for news were eliminated.   Listen or Direct download at:   Send listener feedback    Our website:     Twitter: D Watch News International    Twitter: DWatch News  North America     Facebook:     Instagram:    LinkedIn:   YouTube:     Our production team and theme music    Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. Please  donate if you can. We are now a 501c3 charitable nonprofit.      Please share with your networks.
31:42 12/14/22
Fake Shopping Websites
 Mark Taylor-Canfield reports on the problem of fake shopping websites and how to identify them.    How to check a domain’s history & ownership How to identify and avoid fake websites   One of the most common ways that phishers lure users onto their sites is by adding malicious links to phishing emails. So any time you think about clicking on a link embedded in your emails, be aware that there's a possibility that it could be illegitimate.   11 Warning Signs of a Fake Website   Better Business Bureau   Federal Trade Commission    Listen or Direct download at: https://democracycast.libsyn.com Send listener feedback to democracycast@earthlink.net  Our website:  www.democracywatchnews.org    Twitter: D Watch News International https://twitter.com/dwatchnews?lang=en   Twitter: DWatch News  North America      https://twitter.com/dwatchnews_nam/lists/engagement-n-america  Facebook:  https://facebook.com/dwatchnews Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/democracywatchnews/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/35464830  YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRhWxBiRG-01eLS9A_vlVuA Our production team and theme music https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rnPeRDB3JTrr80N_NlLmUM7nEzrRejw8-5qFYd45W5M/edit?usp=sharing  Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. Please  donate if you can.    https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=FQZHMRJUTN5XU  Please share with your networks.
12:18 10/20/22
Colombia's New President part 2
Part 2. Roberto Diaz continues his report on the outcome of the 2022 Presidential Elections in Colombia. Gustavo Petro, a senator and former Mayor of Bogotá defeated Rodolfo Hernánez Suárez by over 10 percentage points. Petro’s victory on June 19, 2022 made him the first left-wing candidate to be elected president of Columbia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Colombian_presidential_election . New York Times article https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/06/19/world/colombia-election-results  Recorded 2022-06-22  Duration: 10:08   https://democracycast.libsyn.com/ Columbia's_New_President_part_2   #ColumbiaElections2022#LeftWing#GustavoPetro   Listen or Direct download at: https://democracycast.libsyn.com Send listener feedback to democracycast@earthlink.net  Our website:  www.democracywatchnews.org    Twitter: D Watch News International https://twitter.com/dwatchnews?lang=en   Twitter: DWatch News  North America      https://twitter.com/dwatchnews_nam/lists/engagement-n-america  Facebook:  https://facebook.com/dwatchnews Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/democracywatchnews/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/35464830  YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRhWxBiRG-01eLS9A_vlVuA Our production team and theme music https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rnPeRDB3JTrr80N_NlLmUM7nEzrRejw8-5qFYd45W5M/edit?usp=sharing  Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. Please  donate if you can.    https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=FQZHMRJUTN5XU  Please share with your networks.
10:08 8/30/22
Colombia’s New President part 1
Roberto Diaz and others discuss the outcome of the 2022 Presidential Elections in Colombia. Gustavo Petro, a senator and former Mayor of Bogotá defeated Rodolfo Hernánez Suárez by over 10 percentage points. Petro’s victory on June 19, 2022 made him the first left-wing candidate to be elected president of Columbia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Colombian_presidential_election . New York Times article https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/06/19/world/colombia-election-results  Recorded 2022-06-22  Duration: 48:29 #ColumbiaElections2022#LeftWing#GustavoPetro   Listen or Direct download at: https://democracycast.libsyn.com Send listener feedback to democracycast@earthlink.net  Our website:  www.democracywatchnews.org    Twitter: D Watch News International https://twitter.com/dwatchnews?lang=en   Twitter: DWatch News  North America      https://twitter.com/dwatchnews_nam/lists/engagement-n-america  Facebook:  https://facebook.com/dwatchnews Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/democracywatchnews/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/35464830  YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRhWxBiRG-01eLS9A_vlVuA Our production team and theme music https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rnPeRDB3JTrr80N_NlLmUM7nEzrRejw8-5qFYd45W5M/edit?usp=sharing  Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. Please  donate if you can.    https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=FQZHMRJUTN5XU  Please share with your networks.
48:30 8/22/22
Integrated Media for the Digital Age
Democracy Movements Report—Integrated-Media Production for the Digital Age. Host @dwatchnews #DemocracyWatchNews with @digitallywired John Harvey & @ekoskaiphos Dean Edwards.John Harvey reports on the increasingly sophisticated immersive virtual 3D experiences that are now available. https://www.linkedin.com/in/digitallywired/  The 2020 release of the Oculus Quest headset for $299 by Meta was a big boost for an immersive 3D experience in the Metaverse. The technology is now evolving to blend augmented and virtual reality. For example, https://altvr.com/ . Avatars that look like you are very easy to generate now. John thinks that within a year or so VR projects will be able to rather inexpensively create animated films that rival the expensive technology that is now required. There are now many AltspaceVR events that you can attend. They also are looking for volunteers to help produce events. https://account.altvr.com/events/main. Dean Edwards continues by describing Twitter Spaces https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/spaces. The projects that John is most involved with now is http://thevirtualfilmcompany.org/ and https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+virtual+film+company . Duration: 1:08:23 Recorded: 2022-06-07 #VirtualReality#AugmentedReality#VirtualFilmCompany#AnimatedFilms#AltspaceVR#TwitterSpaces#DigitallyWired Listen or Direct download at: https://democracycast.libsyn.com Send listener feedback to democracycast@earthlink.net  Our website:  www.democracywatchnews.org    Twitter: D Watch News International https://twitter.com/dwatchnews?lang=en   Twitter: DWatch News  North America      https://twitter.com/dwatchnews_nam/lists/engagement-n-america  Facebook:  https://facebook.com/dwatchnews Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/democracywatchnews/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/35464830  YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRhWxBiRG-01eLS9A_vlVuA Our production team and theme music https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rnPeRDB3JTrr80N_NlLmUM7nEzrRejw8-5qFYd45W5M/edit?usp=sharing  Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. Please  donate if you can.    https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=FQZHMRJUTN5XU  Please share with your networks.
68:23 7/16/22
World Press Freedom Day 2022 Journalism Under Siege
Mark Taylor-Canfield reporting for www.democracywatchnews.org summarizes his online attendance at this year's United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s press freedom events hosted by UNESCO. https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/worldpressfreedomday  UNESCO is a specialized agency of the United Nations aimed at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, arts, sciences and culture. Several goals were advanced during this event. Social media platforms should increase transparency about any actions to stop the spread of disinformation and to promote trustworthy information instead. Human rights-based governance is needed to ensure that internet companies do more to tackle disinformation, online hate speech and potentially harmful content. This must be consistent with international standards on freedom of expression, access to information and the safety of journalists. Privacy standards must be strengthened in regard to threats to the right to privacy by digital technologies and practices such as data retention, artificial intelligence, spyware, and arbitrary surveillance. Legal actions are needed to prevent and prosecute illegal surveillance of journalists, both by public and private parties, while there should be strengthened legal protection for journalists to keep their sources confidential. Platforms and police services must take strong steps to prevent and eliminate online attacks against journalists, orchestrated campaigns of harassment, intimidation, and violations of privacy. Intensified measures need to be taken to protect women journalists, who are especially violently targeted online and offline, such as by increasing responsiveness to their situation and developing tools to identify and fight online violence. Of immediate concern is the economic viability of media, as many outlets continue to bleed advertising revenues to Internet companies, resulting in news deserts and existential threats to media pluralism and independence. Member States, Internet intermediaries and civil society all have a role to play to break the digital siege on journalism, and to find multistakeholder solutions to the challenges. Introductory message from Tawfik Jelassi, UNESCO. https://youtu.be/vBjDIm_Q0rg  World Press Freedom Index from Reporters Without Borders. https://rsf.org/en/index  Recorded 2022-05-19  Duration 05:32 #WorldPressFreedomIndex#ReportersWithoutBorders#RSF#RWB#Press#PressFreedom#FreedomOfThePress#FreePress#USA#CostaRica#Russia#China#Monopoly#CorporateConsolidation#Media#Journalism#UNESCO#United Nations#UN#Hacking#CyberSecurity#Propaganda#Misinformation#SocialNetworks. Listen or Direct download at: https://democracycast.libsyn.com Send listener feedback to democracycast@earthlink.net  Our website:  www.democracywatchnews.org    Twitter: D Watch News International https://twitter.com/dwatchnews?lang=en   Twitter: DWatch News  North America      https://twitter.com/dwatchnews_nam/lists/engagement-n-america  Facebook:  https://facebook.com/dwatchnews Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/democracywatchnews/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/35464830  YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRhWxBiRG-01eLS9A_vlVuA Our production team and theme music https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rnPeRDB3JTrr80N_NlLmUM7nEzrRejw8-5qFYd45W5M/edit?usp=sharing  Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. Please  donate if you can.    https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=FQZHMRJUTN5XU  Please share with your networks.
05:32 6/11/22
6-3-22 Democracia a la Colombiana-Columbia Decides 2022 Part 4
This is part four of a four part series about the June 19, 2022 election in Columbia. Hosted by Democracy Watch News www.democracywatchnews.org, Roberto Diaz https://twitter.com/dieresis_u and a representative from Vanguardia Pesante https://twitter.com/VanguardiaRac. Columbia’s presidential election runoff https://www.democracynow.org/2022/5/31/manuel_rozental_colombia_election_gustavo_petro  #LATAM#LatinoamericaPolitics#PolíticaLatinoamericana#,Latino#,#LatinoPolitics#SouthAmericaPolitics#Colombia#ColombianPolitics#FICO#Petro#Hernandez#GustavoPetro#RodolfoHernandez#ColombianElection#minorities#MinoritiesRights#AfroAmerican#IndigenousCommunities#ProgressiveGovernment#governance#Latinos#ColombiaDecides#ColombiaVote#PolíticaLatina#Sudamérica#ColombiaPolítica#Colombiana#FICO#PetroHernandez#GustavoPetro#RodolfoHernandez#EleccionesColombianas#minorías#DerechosHumanos#AfroAmericanos#AfroLatinos#ComunidadesIndígenas#Progresismo#gobierno#gobernanza#corrupción#guerrillas#GuerrillaColombiana. Recorded 2022-06-03  Duration 43:20. Send listener feedback to democracycast@earthlink.net . Listen or Direct download at: https://democracycast.libsyn.com
43:20 6/7/22
6-3-22 Democracia a la Colombiana-Columbia Decides 2022 Part 3
This is part three of a four part series about the June 19, 2022 election in Columbia. Hosted by Democracy Watch News www.democracywatchnews.org, Roberto Diaz https://twitter.com/dieresis_u and a representative from Vanguardia Pesante https://twitter.com/VanguardiaRac. Columbia’s presidential election runoff https://www.democracynow.org/2022/5/31/manuel_rozental_colombia_election_gustavo_petro  #LATAM#LatinoamericaPolitics#PolíticaLatinoamericana#,Latino#,#LatinoPolitics#SouthAmericaPolitics#Colombia#ColombianPolitics#FICO#Petro#Hernandez#GustavoPetro#RodolfoHernandez#ColombianElection#minorities#MinoritiesRights#AfroAmerican#IndigenousCommunities#ProgressiveGovernment#governance#Latinos#ColombiaDecides#ColombiaVote#PolíticaLatina#Sudamérica#ColombiaPolítica#Colombiana#FICO#PetroHernandez#GustavoPetro#RodolfoHernandez#EleccionesColombianas#minorías#DerechosHumanos#AfroAmericanos#AfroLatinos#ComunidadesIndígenas#Progresismo#gobierno#gobernanza#corrupción#guerrillas#GuerrillaColombiana. Recorded 2022-06-03  Duration 56:01. Send listener feedback to democracycast@earthlink.net . Listen or Direct download at: https://democracycast.libsyn.com
56:01 6/7/22
6-3-22 Democracia a la Colombiana-Columbia Decides 2022 Part 2
This is part two of a four part series about the June 19, 2022 election in Columbia. Hosted by Democracy Watch News www.democracywatchnews.org, Roberto Diaz https://twitter.com/dieresis_u and a representative from Vanguardia Pesante https://twitter.com/VanguardiaRac. Columbia’s presidential election runoff https://www.democracynow.org/2022/5/31/manuel_rozental_colombia_election_gustavo_petro #LATAM#LatinoamericaPolitics#PolíticaLatinoamericana#,Latino#,#LatinoPolitics#SouthAmericaPolitics#Colombia#ColombianPolitics#FICO#Petro#Hernandez#GustavoPetro#RodolfoHernandez#ColombianElection#minorities#MinoritiesRights#AfroAmerican#IndigenousCommunities#ProgressiveGovernment#governance#Latinos#ColombiaDecides#ColombiaVote#PolíticaLatina#Sudamérica#ColombiaPolítica#Colombiana#FICO#PetroHernandez#GustavoPetro#RodolfoHernandez#EleccionesColombianas#minorías#DerechosHumanos#AfroAmericanos#AfroLatinos#ComunidadesIndígenas#Progresismo#gobierno#gobernanza#corrupción#guerrillas#GuerrillaColombiana. Recorded 2022-06-03 Duration 1:08:58. Send listener feedback to democracycast@earthlink.net  . Listen or Direct download at: https://democracycast.libsyn.com
68:58 6/7/22
6-3-22 Democracia a la Colombiana-Columbia Decides 2022 Part 1
This is part one of a four part series about the June 19, 2022 election in Columbia. Hosted by Democracy Watch News www.democracywatchnews.org, Roberto Diaz https://twitter.com/dieresis_u and a representative from Vanguardia Pesante https://twitter.com/VanguardiaRac. Columbia’s presidential election runoff https://www.democracynow.org/2022/5/31/manuel_rozental_colombia_election_gustavo_petro  #LATAM#LatinoamericaPolitics#PolíticaLatinoamericana#,Latino#,#LatinoPolitics#SouthAmericaPolitics#Colombia#ColombianPolitics#FICO#Petro#Hernandez#GustavoPetro#RodolfoHernandez#ColombianElection#minorities#MinoritiesRights#AfroAmerican#IndigenousCommunities#ProgressiveGovernment#governance#Latinos#ColombiaDecides#ColombiaVote#PolíticaLatina#Sudamérica#ColombiaPolítica#Colombiana#FICO#PetroHernandez#GustavoPetro#RodolfoHernandez#EleccionesColombianas#minorías#DerechosHumanos#AfroAmericanos#AfroLatinos#ComunidadesIndígenas#Progresismo#gobierno#gobernanza#corrupción#guerrillas#GuerrillaColombiana
20:41 6/7/22
Long Haul Mutual Aid Kitchen Seattle
Cat and Kirsten describe and answer questions about Seattle’s Mutual Aid Kitchens that provide free quality food to needy people in several neighborhoods.  Their philosophy is that high quality food should be free for people without the means to afford it. They accomplish that with donations and volunteers. They believe that quality food access should be on a level with water and housing. Food is distributed once a week with donations from participating food vendors. About 40% of food in the United States is tossed out. Dairy products tossed out are still good for a week or a two. Sometimes vendors will toss canned food and good dry goods. Duration 33:28  Recorded  2021-03-25   About Mutual Aid Kitchens: https://www.solid-ground.org/what-we-love-about-mutual-aid/    They are also known as Food Not Bombs   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_Not_Bombs    https://seattlefoodnotbombs.org   https://www.facebook.com/SeattleFoodNotBombs/    https://www.instagram.com/seattlefoodnotbombs/?hl=en    https://twitter.com/fnbseattle    https://www.solid-ground.org/what-we-love-about-mutual-aid/  One way to donate money to this project is through their Patreon page. https://www.patreon.com/Long_haul_kitchen    FoodNotBombsSeattle    Listen or Direct download: https://democracycast.libsyn.com Send listener feedback to democracycast@earthlink.net  Our website:  www.democracywatchnews.org    Twitter: D Watch News International https://twitter.com/dwatchnews?lang=en   Twitter: DWatch News  North America      https://twitter.com/dwatchnews_nam/lists/engagement-n-america  Facebook:  https://facebook.com/dwatchnews Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/democracywatchnews/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/35464830  YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRhWxBiRG-01eLS9A_vlVuA Our production team and theme music https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rnPeRDB3JTrr80N_NlLmUM7nEzrRejw8-5qFYd45W5M/edit?usp=sharing  Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. Please  donate if you can.    https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=FQZHMRJUTN5XU  Please share with your networks.
33:29 4/22/22
Hybrid Warfare
Dean Edwards reports on hybrid warfare as is happening in Ukraine. Disinformation and misinformation terms are explained.   He also recommends these resources for self governance: John Locke’s writing, Second Treatise on Civil Government. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Two-Treatises-of-Government and Locke a very short introduction from Oxford University Press   For some information on nonviolent conflicts see:  https://www.aeinstein.org/    More breaking news on Ukraine is available on Walter Lehk’s Twitter @walterlekh    Since Twitter Spaces are a recent development you can find information about them at:  https://www.google.com/search?q=twitter+spaces&oq=Tw&aqs=chrome.3.69i60j69i57j35i39l2j69i60j69i61j69i60l2.8062j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8    You can find links to our spaces by searching Twitter for  #democracymovementsreport and #Democracy Watch News also, without the #, search Twitter for Democracy Movements Report and Democracy Watch News. Also at: https://twitter.com/dwatchnews_eur   To donate to our developing news service go to www.democracywatchnews.org   #ukraine#Russia Listen or Direct download: https://democracycast.libsyn.com Send listener feedback to democracycast@earthlink.net  Our website:  www.democracywatchnews.org    Twitter: D Watch News International https://twitter.com/dwatchnews?lang=en   Twitter: DWatch News  North America      https://twitter.com/dwatchnews_nam/lists/engagement-n-america  Facebook:  https://facebook.com/dwatchnews Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/democracywatchnews/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/35464830  YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRhWxBiRG-01eLS9A_vlVuA   Our production team and theme music https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rnPeRDB3JTrr80N_NlLmUM7nEzrRejw8-5qFYd45W5M/edit?usp=sharing  Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. Please  donate if you can.    https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=FQZHMRJUTN5XU
29:22 3/5/22
12-16-21 Staff Reports
12-16-21 Staff reports from Democracy Watch News. Dean Edwards provides more information about the News Services’ design and the aspiration of becoming a comprehensive world news provider. #DemocracyWatchNews#GlobalNewsProviders Mark Taylor-Canfield reports on the current recall election for Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant. He lists her legislative successes and details the large amount of money that is being poured into the recall effort from corporations, real estate developers, and outside groups who feel threatened by her advocacy. #KshamaSawant https://www.instagram.com/cm.kshama/?hl=en  https://twitter.com/hashtag/kshamasawant  https://www.facebook.com/cmkshama    Recorded 2021-12-16  Duration 28:21   Listen or Direct download: https://democracycast.libsyn.com Send listener feedback to democracycast@earthlink.net    Our website:  www.democracywatchnews.org  Our production team and theme music https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rnPeRDB3JTrr80N_NlLmUM7nEzrRejw8-5qFYd45W5M/edit?usp=sharing  Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. Please  donate if you can.    https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=FQZHMRJUTN5XU
28:22 1/6/22
11-04-21 Adil Sudan Discussion
This discussion describes the concerns around 11-04-2021 shortly after the military coup took place in Khartoum and throughout Sudan. Adil is a journalist from that region. He says that a national government is difficult if not impossible because there are 5 major armies, many ethnic groups, and a tradition of being organized by localized tribal groups. He says that outside influences from Egypt, United Arab Emirates, and Western powers play a major role in shaping events in Sudan. For example, Egypt does not want Sudan to use more Nile water that would come with development and The UAE is dangling money for control. Western powers are trying to support a transition back to civilian control and a more democratic governance based on a national governance. Duration: 1:14:00   Released: 2021-12-24   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudanese_Revolution     https://twitter.com/liberty_sudan     #SudanCoup #SudanJunta #SudanUprising   A link to the preceding report: 11-04-2021 Sudan Report Listen or Direct download: https://democracycast.libsyn.com Send listener feedback to democracycast@earthlink.net  Our website:  www.democracywatchnews.org  Our production team and theme music https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rnPeRDB3JTrr80N_NlLmUM7nEzrRejw8-5qFYd45W5M/edit?usp=sharing  Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. Please  donate if you can.   https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=FQZHMRJUTN5XU 
74:04 12/25/21
Sudanese Voices Speak to the World pt 2
Dean Edwards begins by sharing his experience of listening to Sudanese voices in Twitter spaces.  https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/spaces. We must match the tone of our reporting with the tragedies that have plagued Sudan for so long. His related article in LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6862638962700374016 .    Next, from Toronto Babajide Alao who works with  https://daugembassytv.com which strives to provide voice to people throughout Africa without the control of African governments whose censorsoring, intimidating, murdering, and imprisoning of journalists makes this very difficult in Africa. Nigeria is number one in Africa for danger to Journalists. For example, they tried to kill a lady that recorded with her phone on Instagram the military firing live ammo at citizens. Killing dozens of civilians at a peaceful protest. October of 2020 protest at Lekki Expressway Tollgate. Peaceful young people holding the Nigerian flag were murdered by the military killing dozens. 2020 Lekki shooting - Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › 2020_Lekki_shooting   Daugembassytv is based outside Africa in Canada to escape control and protect journalists. They use multiple media outlets to get their message out. For example, they have over 50,000 followers on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=daugembassy%20tv  They are also on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/daugembassytv/?hl=en , YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU_vsO__mALHaKURNLekb8g , and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/search/results/all/?keywords=daugembassy%20tv%20inc&origin=RICH_QUERY_SUGGESTION&position=0&searchId=67efa9e9-bdfb-401c-8ee0-7ccb69ebb383&sid=4kV . Africa currently gets very little media attention in the world.    Babajide describes one of their initiatives to assist incarcerated youth in Africa. The Dream Again Prison and Youth Foundation  https://dreamagain.org.ng which provides training and education to those youths.   Babajide also describes the horrific conflict happening in Cameroon World Report 2021: Cameroon | Human Rights Watchhttps://www.hrw.org › 2021 › country-chapters › came…   A discussion followed of how Daughembassytv and Democracy Watch News might collaborate. Recorded 2021-11-2. Duration 43:15   This, our second report on Sudan was preceded by our first 11-04-2021 Sudan Report .   #daughebassytv#PressFreedom#BabajideAlao#africa#BringBackOurGirls#NoMoreNeocolonialism#SudanCoup#SudanUprising   Listen or Direct download: https://democracycast.libsyn.com Send listener feedback to democracycast@earthlink.net  Our website:  www.democracywatchnews.org  Our production team and theme music https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rnPeRDB3JTrr80N_NlLmUM7nEzrRejw8-5qFYd45W5M/edit?usp=sharing  Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. Please  donate if you can.    DONATE
43:18 12/19/21
World Press Freedom Day 2021
Monday, May 03, 2021 was World Press Freedom Day. It is an annual event held on May 03 each year.   In 1993, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 3 May as World Press Freedom Day following a recommendation adopted at the twenty-sixth session of UNESCO's General Conference in 1991. It serves as an occasion to inform citizens of the violations of press freedom. This year the events went on for one week. Mark Taylor-Canfield reports. Journalists around the world are facing threats, imprisonment, and murder. Journalists are seeking asylum in the U.S. The need for information transparency and accuracy along with information consumers having skills in media literacy and critical thinking was stressed.   World Press Freedom Day (unesco.org)   NPC World Press Freedom Day 2021 | National Press Club   Commentary by journalists  https://unesco.exposure.co/25secondsforpress-freedom    #WorldPressFreedomDay #PressFreedom#CPJ#DefendPressFreedom#MurderedJournalists   Listen or Direct download: http://democracycast.libsyn.com Send listener feedback to democracycast@earthlink.net  Our website:  www.democracywatchnews.org  Our production team and theme music https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rnPeRDB3JTrr80N_NlLmUM7nEzrRejw8-5qFYd45W5M/edit?usp=sharing  Democracy Watch News is currently produced by volunteers. Please donate if you can.    DONATE at http://democracywatchnews.org
14:17 12/7/21