Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgMauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited is a leading insurance company headquartered in Mauritius that provides insurance products and services for private individuals, SMEs, and corporates in Mauritius, where services such as property insurance against damage to building and other structures, machinery equipment, motor insurance; liability insurance, including employers, family, product, professional indemnity, public, directors and officers liability, accident and health insurance are offered. Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Beta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgBeta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Beta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Beta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Beta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileBeta Glass Company Plc manufactures, distributes and sells glassware for the local market in Nigeria and for international export. The company supplies glass bottles and containers to the soft drinks, wine and spirits, pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors in Nigeria as well as exports to Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mauritius, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. Beta Glass Company has manufacturing plants in Agbara Ogun state and in Ughelli Delta state. The company is a subsidiary of Frigoglass Industries Nigeria Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Beta Glass Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Saint-Andre readies France for his final assault

first_imgYet for all Kockott’s talent the French public have yet to warm to him the way they have their other adopted South Africans, full-back Scott Spedding (below) and flanker Bernard Le Roux. Kockott’s problem is his sang-froid, that temperament of his that enables him to keep his composure even in the tightest of matches. The French are more hot-blooded than cold-blooded, a people whose passions run high in all walks of life. They loved it when Spedding wept at news of his call-up to the squad but Kockott’s inscrutability unnerves them.Midi Olympique in an article on Monday said the scrum-half had an “intouchable confiance”, a term he himself rejected: “It’s not me I believe in but in God,” he told Midi. “It’s him who gives me this conviction. This is what makes it unbreakable.” That reply probably won’t do much to endear him to the French. They, like the British, prefer in general their public figures to keep their views on God to themselves.Elsewhere PSA has kept faith with the core of side that appeared in the November internationals, which means the exciting back three of full-back Scott Spedding and wingers Teddy Thomas and Yoann Huget is reunited. Mathieu Bastareaud partners Wesley Fofana in the centre and with Remi Lamerat on the bench there isn’t much creativity in midfield. PSA obviously prefers his centres big, strong and direct to the more subtle  footballing skills of Gael Fickou and Maxime Mermoz.Meanwhile in the pack, PSA has brought in Rabah Slimani for Nicolas Mas on the tighthead. It’s a big call by the French, omitting the 76 caps of Mas (who doesn’t even make the bench) and replacing him with an inexperienced international who has only started two Tests for his country. Final fling: This will be Philippe Saint-Andre’s last Six Nations (Pic Action Images) Perhaps the pressure is no longer on the shoulders of Philippe Saint-Andre [PSA]. Or at least not to the same extent it has been at the start of his three previous Six Nations tournaments. His tenure as France coach ends after this year’s World Cup, and he won’t be renewing his contract. According to some reports in the French press earlier in the week, PSA – still only 47 – is likely to return to the club scene, with one paper suggesting it might not be beyond the realms of possibility to see him take the reigns at Toulouse. Time will tell.In the short-term, however, PSA is focused only on preparing France for the Six Nations, a tournament in which he has been spectacularly unsuccessful in his three years in charge. Fifteen matches played in that time, and just six victories along with a wooden spoon in 2013. That humiliation was bookended by fourth place finishes in 2012 and 2014 to leave PSA as the most underachieving coach of the Les Bleus in the professional era.Finisher: Huget will be hoping to dive for the right reasons in the tournament (Pic Action Images)In the past PSA has lamented – with some justification – the lack of time he’s had with his squad, contrasting France’s preparation with that of Home Nations. This year there can be no Gallic grievances. There is relative harmony between the FFR and the Top 14 clubs with an accord agreed last season that limited the 30 top players to a maximum of 30 matches a season.PSA has had the bulk of his players in a training camp for the last ten days, and together with the squad sessions they enjoyed in September and October, France are as well prepared as their rivals.As for injuries,  France go into the Six Nations relatively unscathed, certainly compared to the A&E Department that is England. Of the XV that started France’s last international, the defeat to Argentina in November, only scrum-half Sébastien Tillous-Borde is on the injury list. Racing Metro centre Alexandre Dumoulin would have likely started if he hadn’t been beset by niggles these past few weeks, while the two back-rowers Louis Picamoles and Charles Ollivon would have been in contention for a place on the bench.Route one: Bastareaud offers ballast in midfield for Les Bleus (credit Action Images)Tillous-Borde has lost some of his early season snap since the winter kicked in, and even had he been fit the Toulon man would have likely lost out to Rory Kockott, who’s selected at scrum-half inside Clermont’s Camille Lopez. Kockott hasn’t played this season for Castres with the same conviction he’s shown in the past two Top 14 campaigns; no surprise given their collapse in form. Nonetheless he remains a supremely gifted scrum-half, and a reliable goal-kicker (he was the leading points scorer in the 2012-13 Top 14 season with 376). In his final Six Nations, Phillippe Saint-Andre has confounded his critics and picked a powerful side that will have the other nations shifting uneasily in their campscenter_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS But isn’t that what the Six Nations is all about? Big calls, brave calls and bullish predictions. And here’s one for you – France to win the Six Nations.Check out what’s in our 156-page Six Nations March 2015 special issue – in shops now!last_img read more

Customi-Zip / L’EAU design

first_img Area:  560 m² Area:  560 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Park Wan-soon+ 31 Share CopyHouses•Gwacheon-si, South Korea Projects “COPY” Year:  photographs:  Park Wan-soonPhotographs:  Park Wan-soonSave this picture!© Park Wan-soonRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSuspension SystemsGustafsSlated Timber Ceiling in EQT Corporate HeadquartersText description provided by the architects. People from this current era who doesn’t want to own same product as others. Product provides customized item by disassemble and reassemble in different combination. As a result, customized product is generated per users taste. In case of product customizing, typically the manufacturer or craftsman produce products per the client request, but it seem like it is focusing on changing the appearance only.Save this picture!© Park Wan-soonToday is certainly an era when requires my own house, my own life style, and individualized styles. Architecture, especially customizing house is not very easy. This is more so because editing the exterior for showing is not much meaningful in daily life. The limit remains the same even if the layout of each room named like parts changes. The house should be opened to unexpected possibilities in structure that could be recombined on its own according to family members movement and restructure the life pattern per individual taste.Save this picture!© Park Wan-soonA house which we, the modern people, who is worn out by apartment culture can tune the unfamiliar individual environment. In short, a house where we can break away from daily life everyday would be a house that allows self-curating repetitive circulation and generate unfamiliar pattern. It cannot constitute our own life styles and various situation by simply laying out rooms as cage that confine to logical spatial order. Now, the house owner of this current period will become a main character and director of our lives through Customi-zip as their stage where they can constantly edit and reconstitute their stories. We would like to address patchwork of unfamiliar activities and selective editing space in Customi-zip.Save this picture!Diagram1. Living Flex_A house where Patchwork unfamiliar routesRepetitive everyday life in innumerable apartments around the city is comfortable and familiar for most people. However, the modern people, who started to decide targeted life on their own, stared to require the house to be optimized custom space according to personal selection every moments. We are trying to insert generally unfamiliar customized programs for individual along with indispensable function for dwelling. Disparate conflict of new fixed function and unfamiliar programs will provide daily life that patchwork from familiar repetitive routine of circulation to new unfamiliar activities.Save this picture!© Park Wan-soon2. House from daily life to deviationAt least once, everyone dream of breaking away from the routine of daily life. But it is hard to actually execute deviation in our everyday life. And we fluster when we face unexpected or unplanned deviation. Till now, we looked for a house with beautiful exterior and comfortable functions and we were used to live a daily life the house provides instead of a daily life for ourselves. A house that allows individuals who are used to the apartment culture to mediate their own environment and deviate would be a house where the owner direct the daily routine circulation and filling the house with his/her own life pattern.Save this picture!Diagram3. Unconstrained acceptance of programApartment that homogenize (Oneness) the life pattern of different individual through vertically stacked standardized units are more like a fancy cage then a residential space. In our lives, plausible editing of appearance is meaningless. It is necessary to prepare a place with setting of unlimited possible programs to program and stage the daily life with our own individuality.Save this picture!© Park Wan-soon4. Self Curating Mass produced rational apartment which divides the space simply into rooms, living room, and kitchen without considering residents life style has limit in this ever-changing modern situation. Now dwelling should be different from apartment which simply divide levels and apply predetermined functions. We need to prepare logical structure of building with abundant organization of space where deals with outside in order to allow family members to reel off their stories per their moods every morning and people casually gathers in various patterns. In this space, they are the directors who edit their daily lives according to their own life patterns and reconstitute it in architectural space as a stage.Save this picture!Section5. Sectional mediation of temporary movementPeople naturally behave unexpectedly in organized composition of architectural elements, such as, height of floor, vertical wall, and stairs. If we keep the daily routine in regular tempo in a house that only consider functional demands without any architectural composition, there will be only indifferent boredom. In composition of sectional stairs, floor height difference, and spaces with different interior/exterior relationship, it proposes an open composition which can self-reconstitute family members casual movements, such as, swimming, sitting and resting, and romping around together.Save this picture!© Park Wan-soon6. House change in timeAccording to programs of the house throughout the day, required environment is different from each other. We need to wake up feeling fresh with morning light beaming into the room and we can drink a cup of tea with cozy atmosphere in the afternoon. In addition, quiet and peaceful atmosphere is required for evening when family members can enjoy playing games together. Thus, house cannot be built per simple functional demand, such as, facing the south and blocking the north. Communication with external environment should be maximized by reflecting the elevation and sectional design that responses to the demands from all direction and from day to night. Physical frame of concrete house will be a stage of changeable possibilities in various forms by a relationship with external environment per daily time period and the residents activities.Save this picture!© Park Wan-soonProject gallerySee allShow lessBillboard / +S/Shintaro Matsushita+Takashi Suzuki + knit/Naohito IkutaSelected ProjectsHouse in Ningyo-cho / K+S ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Customi-Zip / L’EAU designSave this projectSaveCustomi-Zip / L’EAU design 2013 Architects: L’EAU design Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” 2013 ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/616535/customi-zip-l-eau-design Clipboard Year:  South Korea Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/616535/customi-zip-l-eau-design Clipboard Customi-Zip / L’EAU design Houses CopyAbout this officeL’EAU designOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGwacheon-siKoreaDemocratic Peoples Republic ofs Republic ofHousesWoodSouth KoreaPublished on April 08, 2015Cite: “Customi-Zip / L’EAU design” 07 Apr 2015. 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Unleashing the Ideavirus

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Unleashing the Ideavirus  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 February 2008 | Newslast_img read more

¡A Defender a Venezuela y poner fin a las sanciones!

first_imgEl Presidente Nicolás Maduro de Venezuela merece los mayores elogios y el apoyo por rechazar firmemente la última ronda de presiones de Estados Unidos diseñada para socavar y derrocar a la Revolución Bolivariana.El 9 de marzo, la administración Obama anunció más sanciones contra Venezuela, calificando al país y a sus dirigentes como “una extraordinaria amenaza a la seguridad nacional de Estados Unidos”.Esta declaración no es sólo una increíble y crasa mentira. También es la clase de lenguaje que permite que las ramas del gobierno estadounidense aumenten sus esfuerzos subversivos contra Venezuela de modos muy materiales – a través del sabotaje económico, operaciones clandestinas e incluso movimientos militares.El presidente Maduro respondió a este ataque, diciendo: “El Presidente Barack Obama, representando a la élite imperialista de Estados Unidos, personalmente ha decidido asumir la tarea de derrotar a mi gobierno e intervenir en Venezuela para controlarla”. Lo calificó como un “error colosal” y una “arrogancia imperialista”, felicitando a los funcionarios venezolanos que enfrentan las sanciones de Estados Unidos como “héroes”. “Los felicito”, dijo el ex conductor y líder sindical, agregando que “es un honor” ser incluidos en la lista de sanciones de Estados Unidos.¿Qué es la Revolución Bolivariana de todos modos? Es un valiente esfuerzo por las masas venezolanas y sus dirigentes de romper con la dominación del capital estadounidense y reorientar su país hacia la construcción de cooperación con otras naciones en la región. Es una lucha para superar la terrible herencia de siglos de explotación, saqueo de la tierra y el exterminio de los pueblos originarios que caracteriza a todas las Américas. Se trata de un movimiento para unir a todos aquellas/os que han sido oprimidos y explotados para establecer nuevas relaciones basadas en la solidaridad y el respeto mutuo.Fue la elección de Hugo Chávez por cuatro períodos como Presidente, con apoyo de las masas para sus planes revolucionarios, que abrió la puerta para que Venezuela asumiera este papel. Durante décadas, este país rico en petróleo había estado bajo la dominación de los EUA. Estaba marcadamente dividido entre una clase pequeña, muy privilegiada de funcionarios bien pagados haciendo la licitación de los monopolios imperialistas petroleros y millones de pobres urbanos y rurales, que carecían de alimentos, escuelas, atención médica y participación política.Chávez mismo se había reforzado en su oposición a los gobiernos entreguistas cuando, como oficial en el ejército, fue llamado a sofocar disturbios sobre alimentos en Caracas en febrero de 1989. El pueblo venezolano, incluso aquellos en la ciudad capital, se moría de hambre.Hoy en día, el subsidio del Gobierno Bolivariano sobre los precios de los alimentos, para que todo el mundo se alimente, es criticado en los medios de comunicación imperialistas como una fuente de la crisis económica. No, son las sanciones estadounidenses y el precio decreciente del petróleo en el mercado mundial que han creado dificultades para el pueblo venezolano – esto y el sabotaje deliberado de la economía por elementos contrarrevolucionarios quienes quieren volver a los terribles viejos días cuando la clase rica dominaba las masas despóticamente. Esta élite ha recibido todo tipo de apoyo clandestino de las agencias de inteligencia de Estados Unidos.La acusación de Maduro que EUA ha estado tratando de derrocar a los gobiernos progresistas bolivarianos no es ninguna fantasía, a pesar de los constantes desmentidos estadounidenses y los reportes por los medios corporativos. Cualquiera interesada/o en los detalles los puede encontrar fácilmente en venezuelaanalysis.com, que publica entrevistas extensas en línea con expertos como el ex-oficial de la CIA Philip Agee, que describe detalladamente cómo tal subversión trabaja.Por ejemplo, la USAID—conocida durante mucho tiempo como un frente de la CIA—ha desarrollado elaborados planes de cambio de régimen a través de su Oficina de Transición Alternativa. Envolviendo siempre sus esfuerzos contrarrevolucionarios sangrientos en términos como “la promoción de paz y democracia”, estos documentos, disponibles a través de Wikileaks, confirman lo que Maduro y otros venezolanos dicen.¡Ahora es el momento! ¡A la calle para apoyar a la Revolución Bolivariana de Venezuela!Workers.org 10 de marzo de 2015FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Thai junta tries to silence leading journalist

first_img to go further August 21, 2020 Find out more Update : When Thai journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk responded to a summons from the police today, they told him he is charged with violating the Sedition Act in some of his Facebook posts, two of them posted more than a year ago, in February 2016. He is facing a possible 14-year jail sentence.“We would firstly like to salute the courage and determination that Pravit Rojanaphruk has displayed despite having been harassed for several years,” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said.“Everyone recognizes Pravit as a talented journalist, and the Thai junta is targeting him because of his professionalism and growing influence. We will continue to campaign and to draw the international public’s attention to this attempt to gag one of the last critical voices in Thailand.” ThailandAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Judicial harassmentImpunityPredatorsFreedom of expressionInternet News RSF_en Follow the news on Thailand Prayuth Chan-o-cha, head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). photo : Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP News Receive email alerts August 7, 2017 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Thai junta tries to silence leading journalist Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five yearscenter_img June 12, 2020 Find out more Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar ThailandAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Judicial harassmentImpunityPredatorsFreedom of expressionInternet May 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News 7 august 2017 : Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Thai authorities to abandon any plans to prosecute Pravit Rojanaphruk, a well-known journalist and free speech advocate who is to be questioned by police tomorrow about a complaint accusing him of sedition in five Facebook posts.A leading critic of Thailand’s military junta and its lèse-majesté law, Pravit could face a possible 20-year jail sentence if prosecuted on a sedition charge under article 116 of the criminal code as a result of the complaint brought against him by a police lieutenant-colonel.This is just the latest of many attempts to silence Pravit, who has often been targeted by the authorities in connection with his reporting for the Khaosod English news website and (previously) for The Nation newspaper, and the views he expresses.As well judicial harassment, he was banned from leaving the country in 2016 to stop him attending a UNESCO event to mark World Press Freedom Day. In 2015, he was subjected to an “attitude adjustment” session in an undisclosed location. He was detained for a week in 2014.“We call on the authorities to immediately drop any criminal proceedings against Pravit Rojanaphruk,” RSF said. “This forthright journalist has been harassed repeatedly just for expressing his opinions and defending the freedom to inform, to the point that he had to leave his former position with The Nation. It is time the authorities realized that free speech and media freedom are fundamental rights that cannot be attacked in this way, and especially with complete impunity.”Announcing last month that Pravit is to be one of the recipients of its 2017 International Press Freedom Award, the Committee to Protect Journalists described him as “a critical reporter and press freedom advocate in Thailand, who was harassed by the government and detained twice in recent years over his coverage of Thai politics and human rights.”The Thai authorities have constantly violated media freedom ever since the May 2014 coup d’état that brought the military-led National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to power.Both Thai and foreign journalists and citizen-journalists who dare to criticize the government are often prosecuted on defamation charges, imprisoned or forced to flee the country. In April, the government prohibited any online contact with three political dissidents accused of lèse-majesté.Jatupat Boonpattararaksa, a citizen-journalist, was arrested in February just for sharing a BBC article on Facebook. After eight months in detention, he is now facing up to 15 years in prison in a trial that has just begun.Thailand is ranked 142nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Organisation last_img read more

Journalists and media outlets hounded as tension mounts

first_imgNews News Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Organisation Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian News At the start of August, many politicians and civil society representatives accused state-owned national radio and TV broadcaster RTNC of waging a campaign to prepare for a possible third term for President Joseph Kabila, whose current term expires in November 2016. As its stands, the constitution forbids a third term.According to the information obtained by RSF, RTNC has been establishing local branches in all of the country’s cities and its journalists have been subjected to internal and external pressures to promote the government’s activities, to refrain from criticizing the government officials and to give no air-time to the opposition.RSF has managed to interview several RTNC journalists in the capital and provinces, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they fear reprisals.“We were recently instructed to always begin by highlighting the government’s slogans and never criticize the authorities,” one said. “If you dare to do otherwise, you are liable to be punished. But either way, there is no chance that the editorial board will approve a story that criticizes the government. This affects my independence and I’ve decided to no longer pitch stories to my editors.”Another RTNC journalist told RSF: “All you need is for a message from the province’s governor to arrive on the desk and everyone has to start working on the story even if there are more important ones. The directives from his office are clear. Either you help to keep his government in power or you go down with it.”It is clear from these comments that RTNC’s journalists are being forced to censor themselves and must obey directives from above for fear of losing their jobs.This pressure has compounded an overall media climate of tension and self-censorship as the ruling party embarks on early national election campaigning amid local elections at the end of August and end of October and implementation of a law adopted in January decentralizing the government and changing administrative boundaries.Harassment of opposition journalistsAccording to information obtained by JED, François Mada, the editor of the newspaper La Manchette, was summoned before prosecutors in Kinshasa/Kalamu on 6 August and was lectured about an article accusing a university of mismanagement. At the end of meeting, he was placed under arrest and was only released after paying 150 US dollars.The management of the newspaper C-News reported that armed men seized copies of the latest issue in various places in the capital on 10 August. This act of censorship follows many other acts of harassment targeting the newspaper in recent months, including C-News vendor Dido Zamangwana’s arrest by the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) while selling copies in Kinshasa’s Place Victoire on 13 July.In a 14 July letter to Evariste Boshab, the deputy prime minister responsible for internal affairs and security, JED demanded an explanation for this grave violation of freedom of information and the punishment of those responsible.In the absence of any attempt by the government to justify this flagrant attack on the media – one unworthy of a government that claims to respect the rule of law – JED condemns this barbaric behaviour and insists that it must not go unpunished and must not recur.C-News’ lawyer has voiced concern about the illegality of Zamangwana’s continuing detention, has pressed the authorities to publicly explain why they are holding him, and has asked to be allowed to talk to him. As a newspaper distributor, Zamangwana cannot be prosecuted under the press law.C-News publisher Mike Mukebaye was released in July after being held for 11 months without any legally admissible complaint in his case file. Managing editor Yves Buya’s office has meanwhile been placed under seal and he is reportedly wanted.Simon Mulowa, the manager of Full Contact Radio, a station based in Kananga (in the central province of Kasaï Central), was arrested on 21 July after responding to a summons from a judge about a programme listing problems related to the new province’s creation.After being held in a cell attached to the prosecutor’s office, he was transferred to Kananga’s main prison and was finally released at around 6 p.m. after being held for 10 hours, but not before being ordered to report back the prosecutor’s office the next day.“We call for Dido Zamangwana’s release and we point out that it is intolerable that this newspaper distributor is being denied access to his lawyers, as allowed under the DRC’s constitution,” Reporters Without Borders editor in chief Virginie Dangles said.“We also condemn the harassment of C-News. In the current environment, such harassment just increases the fear of the DRC’s journalist and media, which already tend to censor themselves. We are particularly concerned about the situation of the media in the coming months in the run-up to elections.”JED calls on the DRC authorities to put a stop to these flagrant violations of freedom of information and to create an environment that reassures the country’s journalists about the important elections due to be held during the coming months.“Free, transparent and peaceful elections are impossible if journalists are not free to cover the major electoral developments and to criticize problems with the electoral process without being harassed or arrested,” JED secretary-general Tshivis Tshivuadi said.RSF and JED have also noted worrying violations of freedom of information in the provinces.In Kisangani, the ANR removed equipment from Canal Orient TV in the course of three days from 1 to 3 August without any official explanation being given. The station is owned by John Ilongo Tokole, who opposed the province’s governor during the 2013 election.TV reporter Brinal Nundu was arrested by ANR officers while working in Uvira, a town located 120 km south of Bukavu, the capital of Sud-Kivu province, on 8 August and was held for three days in an ANR cell before being released conditionally on the evening of 11 August. Nundu, who works for Canal 7, a privately-owned TV station based in Kinshasa, had gone to Uvira to do a series of reports on the situation of Burundian refugees in the region and was arrested while interviewing the staff of the NGO Action Ku Saïdia. The ANR confiscated his ID papers and his equipment and, when releasing him, ordered him to report back to the local ANR office this morning in order to be questioned about the real reason for his visit to the Action Ku Saïdia office. Nundu told JED he had been accused of doing a report at the NGO without the ANR’s prior permission.This kind of harassment must be taken very seriously in a country where, in 2013 and 2014, a total of 82 journalists were arrested and 60 were beaten or threatened with complete impunity.In a report published on International Day to End Impunity in 2014, JED said that nearly 50 percent of media freedom violations in the DRC were carried out by individuals identified as members of the army, police or security services, who had nothing to fear from the judicial authorities.During the 2006 and 2011 elections, the state-owned media focused on the campaigns of pro-government candidates, while journalists who provided alternative coverage were subjected to harassment designed to silence them.RSF and JED were appalled by radio journalist Soleil Balanga’s murder in Monkoto, in the northern province of Equateur, on 16 April by the son of Monkoto hospital’s supervisor because of a report about the appointment of a new doctor to replace his father. In the four months since then, no progress has been made with the case against the murderer.The RDC is ranked 150th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF_en Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orderscenter_img February 24, 2021 Find out more Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica February 16, 2021 Find out more The country’s journalists and media outlets, whether state-owned, opposition or independent, are being subjected to all kinds of political pressure including threats, arbitrary arrest, seizure of equipment and draconian internal directives. to go further Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma February 18, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Journalists in Danger (JED) are worried about a decline in the environment for journalists as Democratic Republic of Congo holds local elections, starts early campaigning for national elections, and overhauls its system of government. August 14, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists and media outlets hounded as tension mounts Newslast_img read more

Launch of Chinese-language version of Reporters Without Borders website

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News Organisation Reporters Without Borders is launching a Chinese-language version of its website, rsf-chinese.org, to mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May. It joins the English, French, Farsi, Arabic and Spanish-language versions of rsf.org, the world’s most visited press freedom website. “In just over a year’s time, the eyes of the world will be turned towards Beijing, where the 2008 Summer Olympics will be taking place,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is vital to give Chinese Internet users both inside and outside China the possibility to access detailed and objective information about press freedom in China.”The organisation added: “We appeal to the Chinese authorities not to block rsf-chinese.org and to stop censoring Chinese-language news websites.”Rsf-chinese.org will provide news and information in simplified Mandarin about press freedom in China and elsewhere in the world and about online censorship. The information available to visitors to the site will include the portraits of the world’s 34 Press Freedom Predators, the list of 13 Internet Enemies and the World Press Freedom Index. ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison to go furthercenter_img June 2, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News May 3, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Launch of Chinese-language version of Reporters Without Borders website Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Zero tolerance

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Email Cllr Malachy McCreeshCITY West councillor Malachy McCreesh has called on local government Ministers and TDs to enact legislation to deal effectively and finally with low and zero hour contracts. The Sinn Fein representative stated that thousands of workers are caught in a trap, exploited and tethered to contracts which only provide minimal hours and uncertain pay from week to week. “The Government’s Low Pay Commission is ineffective, and the proposed collective bargaining legislation is way off the mark in terms of what is urgently needed to address this problem. This is unacceptable, especially on the part of the Labour Party,” said Cllr McCreesh, speaking in support of workers at Dunnes Stores. Twitter Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp Previous articleExtended Proposals to EVA 2016Next articleRugby – Shannon’s Fitzgerald returns to face Wales Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsZero toleranceBy Alan Jacques – June 14, 2015 584 TAGSCllr Malachy McCreeshDunnes StoreslimerickSinn Feinzero hour contracts Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more