Cafe Bar @ Cornerstone wine evening
I realise that this is a lazy blog, just rounding things up a little, but there’s a lot been happening.
There’s an executive summary of things you can participate in at the end, but the deatil, in alphabetical order, just for the sake of having some (order, that is):
I fix the translation and distribute press releases for AIA Software. This process is OK for online stuff, but isn’t terribly engaging, so I’m hoping to deepen that relationship to something more productive for them and more rewarding for me. They’re at Plugfest in Gouda this week talking OpenDoc.
Elegant Cuisine, an Oxford caterer, has opened it’s new bar in Didcot, the Cafe Bar @ Cornerstone. They had an amazing wine evening, one which we hope will be the first of many. We’re also planning some social media training for the team at the Cafe Bar so that they can start sharing more of the good stuff that goes on whilst actually in the bar. As they had celebrities and storm troopers, hold regular science nights and Open Mic nights, there’s no reason they couldn’t have a really exciting social presence. We are also updating their website – very needed. Read more »
Waves PR (www.wavespr.com) supports the right for journalists to freedom of expression
There are signs that journalists rights to freedom of expression are being recognised in Mexico.
Article 19 has welcomed recent moves with a statement encouraging the government for its move to protect their rights
, but raising some concerns.
Article 19, which I watch for activity in Latin America, has been lobbying for a special visit to Mexico, looking at Human Rights.
The press release they issued today shows they’re making progress: Mexico: Special mandates make landmark visit to Mexico
For immediate release
México: Policemen Harass Staff and Survivors at Women’s Shelter
ARTICLE 19 is very concerned over reports that local policemen are harassing members of staff and family violence survivors from the Woman’s Attention Centre – Centro Integral de Atención a la Mujer (CIAM). ARTICLE 19 is calling upon the local and federal authorities to effectively comply with the precautionary measures granted by the Inter American Commission of Human Rights in order to guarantee the safety of the people receiving treatment at the Centre, along with its staff members.
On May 31st, Cruz Antonio Garcia Javier, a local policeman from Benito Juarez in Cancun Quintana Roo (southeast), who has a history of inflicting physical and psychological violence on his wife and children, tried to enter CIAM to forcibly remove members from his family from the centre. His wife and children were receiving psychological and physical treatment at the centre, following six years of systematic domestic violence.
Five uniformed and armed policemen joined Garcia Javier in the harassment against the human rights defenders running the centre by using their authority and status to coerce them to hand over the woman and children. The woman sought help from CIAM when she was not granted any form of protection from the local authorities, after denouncing her husband twice.
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