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first_img Reports 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Follow the news on Mexico to go further RSF_en RSF expressed its great concern over the 1 February 2002 assassination of Julio Samuel Morales Ferrón, a journalist from the daily “El Sol de Medio Día” (published in Mexico). NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say MexicoAmericas Help by sharing this information May 13, 2021 Find out more March 6, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist killed Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas News News Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state News May 5, 2021 Find out more In a letter to Interior Minister Santiago Creel Miranda, RSF expressed its great concern over the 1 February 2002 assassination of Julio Samuel Morales Ferrón, a journalist from the daily “El Sol de Medio Día” (published in Mexico). “We are calling for an in-depth investigation, so that light is shed on the motive for this crime and the assassins are identified,” stated RSF Secretary-General Robert Ménard. “After the 18 January 2002 assassination of Félix Alonso Fernández García, Julio Samuel Morales Ferrón is the second Mexican journalist to have been killed in the last two weeks,” Ménard lamented. RSF also asked the minister for measures aimed at protecting journalists.According to information collected by RSF, Morales Ferrón was assassinated on 1 February in the offices of the Mexican Radio and Television Association (Asociación Mexicana de Radio y Televisión), of which he was president. The 79-year-old journalist was a columnist for “El Sol de Medio Día” and contributed to a number of other media outlets. Morales Ferrón, whose articles appeared under the byline Severo Mirón (Tough Onlooker), had his throat slit. Investigators have found signs of a struggle at the scene of the crime. Mexico City Prosecutor Bernardo Bátiz has dismissed hypotheses that this was a robbery or a politically motivated crime. The journalist mainly wrote on arts and politics. According to Humberto Hernández, “El Sol de Medio Día” editor, at the time of his death, Morales Ferrón was not carrying out an investigation and his criticisms were not polemic. “We do not know if this was a reprisal for something he wrote. We cannot explain who could have done something like this,” stated Martha, one of the journalist’s daughters.RSF recalls that Fernández García, editor of the weekly “Nueva Opción”, distributed in Tamaulipas State (north-eastern Mexico), was shot to death on 18 January, in the city of Miguel Alemán. Shortly before his death, the journalist had condemned the alleged relationship between the city’s former mayor and drug traffickers. Receive email alertslast_img read more

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first_img UGA food scientists say grills with double-sided heating elements effectively kill harmful pathogens. Photo: Faith Peppers Add “cooking safer foods” to the lists of reasons to buy a clam-style indoor electric grill.Television infomercials and former heavyweight champions guarantee these grills cook food quickly and reduce fat. But University of Georgia food scientists say their research shows they also kill harmful pathogens.Food scientist Mark Harrison studied grills with double-sided heating elements as part of a study on fast-food cooking techniques.”We actually looked at clamshell grills, ones with heating elements on top and bottom, to see if they kill pathogens faster than grills that heat just from beneath,” he said. Harrison is a researcher with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Scientists Were ConcernedFood scientists were interested in comparing quick and slow cooking processes to see how they compare at killing harmful pathogens.”Our studies found these grills heat the meat considerably faster and are still effective at killing pathogens like E. coli and listeria,” Harrison said.Many fast food restaurants use these clamshell grills for cooking hamburgers. “They heat the hamburger patties considerably faster and still eliminate harmful organisms,” he said. “And now, similar types are available for home use.”last_img read more