World Press Photo cancela premiación

Tras una "intensa deliberación", optaron por cancelar el evento que se llevaría a cabo en Ámsterdam, Holanda -país que en las últimas 24 horas se han detectado 111 nuevos casos de Covid-19

World Press Photo cancela premiación por coronavirus
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Cultura 12/03/2020 10:09 EFE La Haya Actualizada 10:17

La fundación del World Press Photo, con sede en Ámsterdam, ha anunciado este jueves la cancelación de la entrega de los premios del concurso de fotoperiodismo, prevista para el 16 de abril, debido a la "incertidumbre actual sobre la escalada" del coronavirus

En un comunicado, la fundación explicó que cancela tanto la ceremonia de entrega de los premios como el festival del World Press Photo, que se celebra en los días posteriores en Ámsterdam, "después de intensas deliberaciones" y debido a la "situación global que rodea al virus COVID-19". 

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

See first comment for individual captions. ⠀ Chile was rocked by the biggest civil unrest in its recent history as people rose to protest against economic inequality. Despite being one of the region’s most prosperous nations, Chile is the most unequal country in the OECD group of nations, according to a United Nations report. Just 1% of its population controls 33% of its wealth. The trigger for the unrest was an increase in subway fares instigated by President Sebastián Piñera on 18 October. A peaceful rally in the capital Santiago sparked further protests. This transformed into a nationwide uprising. Demands grew to include complete economic reform and the replacement of the constitution, which was drawn up during the reign of Augusto Pinochet in the 1980s and which created a legal basis for a market-driven economy and privatized pensions, health and education. Demonstrations grew in size—the largest comprising more than one million people on 25 October 2019—and became increasingly violent. According to Human Rights Watch, the authorities used excessive force against demonstrators, including pellet shotguns that caused numerous eye injuries, and were accused of abuse, including rape, of people in detention. Women played a prominent role in the demonstrations, particularly after reports of human-rights and sexual offences against female protestors by security forces. On 15 November 2019 President Piñera announced a referendum on a new constitution to be held in 2020, but unrest continued with demands for an inquiry into human rights violations during the protests and for an immediate overhaul of the pension, health and education systems. ⠀ ‘Chile: The Rebellion Against Neoliberalism’ by Fabio Bucciarelli (@fabio_bucciarelli), Italy, for L’Espresso (@espressosettimanale). One of three nominees in the ‘General News, stories’ category of the 2020 World Press Photo Contest. ⠀ - ⠀ The 2020 Contests nominees have been announced. We’re sharing the nominated photos in alphabetical order. ⠀ Discover the stories that matter by following the link in our bio. ⠀ The winners will be announced on 16 April. ⠀ #WPPh2020 #worldpressphoto

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"Estamos ya en un nivel muy avanzado en la planificación de estos eventos y detenerlos no es una decisión fácil. El distanciamiento social es la forma en la que se gestiona el riesgo del coronavirus y no podemos celebrar eventos en los que traer a invitados internacionales a unirse a participantes locales en una reunión masiva", lamentó. 

Las nuevas infecciones han estado aumentando en Países Bajos a un ritmo bastante alto esta semana y durante las últimas 24 horas se han detectado 111 nuevos casos de contagio, según las autoridades sanitarias holandesas, que sitúan el total de infecciones con el coronavirus en 614, incluidos cinco fallecidos. 

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El Gobierno holandés ha convocado este jueves una reunión de emergencia para tomar medidas destinadas a controlar el rápido aumento de los contagios en el país.

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