Bomb rocks provincial radio station

first_img EcuadorAmericas February 8, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bomb rocks provincial radio station April 10, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Organisation Follow the news on Ecuador Receive email alerts to go further Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources A bomb went off outside Radio Canela in the early hours of 4 February, causing damage but no injuries. No oneclaimed responsibility, but owner Wilson Cabrera accused the government of intimidation. The day before, another journalist, Carlos Vera, claimed he had been threatened. Reporters Without Borders today condemned a bomb attack on Radio Canela in Macas (240 km southeast of Quito) in the early hours of 4 February as “a serious press freedom violation” and urged the authorities to investigate it properly in order to catch those responsible quickly.”It is vital to put an end to this kind of intimidation as rapidly as possible so that journalists can work with complete safety,” the press freedom organization said.The bomb, which went off outside the radio station at 2:30 a.m., caused no injuries but did an estimated 20,000 dollars in damages. No one claimed responsibility but Radio Canela owner Wilson Cabrera said he suspected the government, which he has accused of corruption on several occasions.President Lucio Gutiérrez condemned the attack and denied the government was in any way involved. He accused “anarchist groups” of wanting to “spread chaos in the country.”Journalist Carlos Vera of the Canal 8 television station meanwhile claimed that soldiers threatened him with imprisonment for calling the president a “dictator” and a “populist” on the air. Speaking on a state radio station, President Gutiérrez denied that the government wanted to arrest anyone. EcuadorAmericas Help by sharing this information News News News June 15, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives News Two months before Assange’s extradition hearing, RSF calls for his release on humanitarian grounds and for US Espionage Act charges to be dropped December 24, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Digitizing Dunster

first_imgOn an unrecorded November day 400 years ago, Henry Dunster, Harvard’s first president, was born in the Lancashire town of Bury and baptized there on Nov. 26, 1609. To celebrate Dunster’s 400th year, the Harvard University Archives, with generous support from the Sidney Verba Fund, has digitized the Dunster family papers and made them available on the Internet.Overall, the papers document the business transactions and family history of the Dunster and Glover families during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, while others offer insight into the legal system in Colonial America.Key documents, including memoranda and Harvard’s first annual report, provide details about Dunster’s tenure as president of Harvard, early Colonial education in New England, local missionary efforts to educate Native Americans, and the operations of the first printing press in North America.Dunster (1609–c. 1659) studied at Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he received bachelor of arts (1630) and master of arts (1634) degrees. Subsequently, he returned to Bury, where he served as headmaster of the Bury Grammar School and minister of Saint Mary’s Church.Following the outbreak in 1640 of civil war in England, Dunster emigrated to the English colonies. On Aug. 27 of the same year, he was appointed the first president of Harvard College.With the College in dire financial straits, Dunster reformed the academic program, established a four-year residency requirement, and introduced a student code of conduct. With funding from the Massachusetts General Court and — significantly — from individual donors, Dunster oversaw construction of the first College building. Dunster secured the College’s papers of incorporation, approved by the General Court of Massachusetts, as the Charter of 1650, and established its governance by the President and Fellows of Harvard College (commonly called the “Harvard Corporation”).“Four hundred years after his birth, Henry Dunster continues to hold a place at the heart of Harvard history and culture,” notes Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and director of the University Library. “Appointed Harvard’s first president, he had chosen the title himself based upon a related position at his Cambridge alma mater. He is understood to be the author of the Charter of 1650, under which the University is governed to this very day. His newly digitized papers offer brief but tantalizing glimpses of the man, his family, and his aspirations for Harvard.”last_img read more