Camelot Ghana Limited (CMLT.gh) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgCamelot Ghana Limited (CMLT.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Camelot Ghana Limited (CMLT.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Camelot Ghana Limited (CMLT.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Camelot Ghana Limited (CMLT.gh)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileCamelot Ghana Limited is a security printing company involved in the design, processing, printing and finishing of security print orders, business forms and documents and identity products. The company provides a service to governmental departments, financial institutions and multi-national organisations. Security stationary issued by Camelot Ghana Limited ranges from cheque books and banker’s drafts to share certificates, dividend warrants and lottery tickets. The company produces continuous and cut sheet stationary for insurance company forms, optical character recognition (OCR) forms, pre-prints for laser printers, listing paper and airline boarding passes. Company printing solutions range from magstripe encoded cards to UV cured cards, access control cards and ID cards. Government printing solutions for range from council tax forms to utility billing cards, electoral ballot papers and revenue collection tickets. Subsidiaries of Camelot Ghana Limit offer services ranging from holograms, holosealing, embossed hotfoiling to watermarked cheque paper, chemically-sensitive security paper, solvent sensitive inks, tri-thermochromic inks and microtext printing. Camelot Ghana Limited services governments and institutions in Togo, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Benin, Côte d ´Ivoire, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The company headquarters are in Accra, Ghana. Camelot Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgDangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileDangote Cement Plc manufactures, packages and distributes cement and related products for the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. The company has operations in Nigeria, Benin and Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia and exports internationally. Dangote Cement Plc operates the largest cement plant in sub-Saharan Africa, the Obajana Cement Plant. Cement bagged and distributed by Dangote Cement Plc is required of the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors. Formerly known as Obajana Cement Plc, the company changed its name to Dangote Cement Plc in 2010. The company is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Dangote Cement Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Louisiana turns to helping those hurt by Isaac

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cows take shelter from flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac on the front porch of a house off HWY 23 in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The storm surge caused by Hurricane Isaac shut down HWY 23 and hundreds of thousands of people lost power. Photo/Julie Dermansky for the APUpdated Sept. 7 at 3:00 p.m. EDT to include information about flooding in Slidell, Louisiana.[Episcopal News Service] It’s not always the hurricanes themselves that hurt south Louisiana, it’s the aftermath, and the recent Hurricane Isaac was no exception.“It’s often not the falling water or wind that gets us; it’s the rising water after the storm that gets us,” Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana Canon to the Ordinary Mark Stevenson said Sept. 5 during a telephone interview with ENS. “Water should really only go one direction and that’s down, but it does have a tendency to come back up here.”That rising water meant “there are some people who are really hurting out there and some people have been deeply affected by this storm,” Stevenson said.“That being said, we’re also very fortunate in that we did not see the widespread regional damage that we saw with [Hurricane] Katrina in ’05 or even with [Hurricane] Gustav in ’08,” he said.Isaac came ashore in Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi River as a Category 1 storm. According to the Associated Press , Isaac dumped as much as 16 inches in some areas, and about 500 people had to be rescued by boat or high-water vehicles. At least five storm-related deaths were reported.The storm hovered over southern Louisiana and pushed a storm surge up the Mississippi River delta. It caused significant flooding in Plaquemines and St. John the Baptist parishes. Isaac inundated homes and left residents awaiting rescues from rooftops. About 6,353 people evacuated to state-run shelters, according to the Times-Picayune newspaper.The Associated Press reported that Louisiana officials have preliminarily estimated that Hurricane Isaac damaged at least 13,000 homes in the state.There was no major damage to diocesan churches or other properties, Stevenson said, although St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in LaPlace was flooded. Christ Episcopal Church in Slidell, another town that experienced flooding, did not take on water and most of its parishioners’ homes fared well, according to the Rev. Harry Jenkins, rector. Many residents had storm debris in their yards, he told ENS, and many were without power for several days and lost all of their refrigerated food.Jenkins said his own home, which is elevated about 10-12 feet, had four feet of water underneath it. He and his family had stayed in a house adjacent to the church during the storm.A few subdivisions in low-lying areas of Slidell did flood, and those families suffered much loss of property. Throughout those communities there are now piles and piles of damaged furniture, appliances, mattresses, carpet and other debris, Jenkins said. Old Town, a historic area of Slidell containing businesses and homes also flooded.  Many of these areas also flooded during Hurricane Katrina.A sizable number of people suffered greatly, Jenkins said. “The people of Slidell are resilient and will pull together supporting each other,” he added. “The local churches are also working hard to reach out to help those people who are hurting. ”Many of the people whose residential or business property suffered significant damage are finding that the repair costs “are not significant enough to get over the deductible level” of their insurance, Stevenson said.Even in areas that escaped storm damage, Isaac took a toll on those Louisianans who live paycheck to paycheck, Stevenson said. “Folks were sort of living on the edge economically before the storm and the costs involved in preparation for a storm are just tremendous,” he explained. “And then afterwards with the economy being slightly more depressed because of the storm [it’s challenging] to stay on your feet.”That economic impact is influencing the diocese’s approach to its post-storm recovery efforts. Stevenson said that while the diocese has gotten many offers of supplies and people willing to come to Louisiana to help, “we’re not really sure that is what we ought to be doing.”Instead, diocesan staff is assessing the needs of people, partnering with other organizations in the hardest-hit areas where there is not a strong Episcopal Church presence and being “very targeted and very surgical” in its response.Stevenson said the diocese wants to spend donated money locally to help people buy the supplies and repair materials they need, even including gas and food cards. Those local purchases have a “double benefit.”“You can distribute [what’s been purchased] to people who are in need and you also get the economic boost locally,” he said. “That’s a really important part of all this. The economics weave throughout all of it.”The diocese is working with Roman Catholic, Baptist and interdenominational organizations with whom it has partnered in the past to help as many people as possible in the days after Isaac. “We will leverage those relationships to reach the people where we don’t have a physical presence,” he said.The diocese is also experimenting with a page on its website to coordinate material needs with potential donors.In addition, Episcopal Relief and Development has been working with Central Gulf Coast, Louisiana and Mississippi, building on partnerships established after Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast in 2005.“They have been great,” Stevenson said, adding that in Louisiana, the organization is working with the Episcopal Community Services of Louisiana.And, while Isaac was not as bad a storm as the Gulf Coast has experienced, the hurricane season is not technically over until the end of November.“That’s a very important psychological – even spiritual – issue,” Stevenson said. “This idea of hurricanes is numbing,” especially to those who experienced the devastation of Katrina.The memories of that storm “are so much in the system here that when this storm started to come, it’s everything you can do to put every ounce of energy into preparation and taking care of yourself that, when the event comes through and that adrenaline burns off, it’s exhausting. It’s exhausting physically, emotionally and even spiritually,” he said.The diocesan staff discussed during a Sept. 5 staff meeting the need to meet with counselors and spiritual advisors to “just really get ourselves as individuals and as a group of staff and diocesan-wide leadership to get ourselves focused and fed by God so that we can do the work that he’s put before us.”— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Louisiana turns to helping those hurt by Isaac Damage is ‘significant,’ but not widespread Rector Pittsburgh, PA September 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm Thank you for keeping us posted on the ERD’s involvement with the aftermath of Isaac. Knowing that there is a strong ERD presence locally, nationally, internationally makes me feel comfortable about making them the primary recipients of my giving. 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El Obispo primado Michael Curry visita el festival de Mizeki…

first_img Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books El obispo William Jay Lambert de Eau Claire, Wisconsin, a la izquierda, y el obispo primado Michael Curry asisten a un festival en honor de Bernard Mizeki el 17 de junio en Harare, Zimbabue. Foto de Chuck Robertson.[Episcopal News Service] El obispo primado Michael Curry viajó este mes a Zimbabue para asistir a un festival anual en honor del martirizado misionero del siglo XIX Bernard Mizeki y predicó un sermón a más de 15.000 peregrinos provenientes de África Central y del Sur.Curry fue invitado al festival por el obispo William Jay Lambert de la Diócesis Episcopal de Eau Claire, Wisconsin, que asistió por primera vez en 2015. Lambert calificó el sermón de Curry el 17 de junio como “el mejor sermón que él [el OP] hubiera predicado”.“Esperaba que la multitud lo enardeciera y que él, a su vez, enardeciera a la multitud, y eso es lo que ocurrió”, dijo Lambert a Episcopal News Service por teléfono.Curry habló del Movimiento de Jesús, uno de sus temas recurrentes como Obispo Primado, y enfatizó el relato de Mateo de la Gran Comisión, diciendo, “Vayan, pues, y hagan discípulos de todas las naciones”. La repetición de ese pasaje en el sermón de Curry provocó que la multitud respondiera coreando una y otra vez “¡Vayan!”.“La energía era palpable, así como la profundidad del sentimiento”, dijo el Rdo. Chuck Robertson, canónigo del Obispo Primado para el ministerio fuera de la Iglesia Episcopal. Robertson fue parte de la delegación estadounidense que viajó a Zimbabue para asistir al festival de Mizeki.Mizeki nació en Mozambique a mediados del siglo XIX. De adulto, mientras trabajaba en Sudáfrica, se hizo cristiano en 1886 y ayudó a traducir los textos sagrados anglicanos a varias lenguas africanas. Luego, de 1891 hasta su muerte en 1896, sirvió en lo que ahora es Zimbabue como misionero que convirtió a muchos de los mashona al cristianismo.Aunque Mizeki llegó a dominar bien el idioma local y era sensible a las tradiciones espirituales de los mashona, su labor misionera enojó a algunos nacionalistas africanos que vieron tal labor como una extensión de la influencia colonial europea. Lo mataron lanceándolo a la puerta de su cabaña el 18 de junio de 1896. Los que acudieron a ayudarlo reportaron haber visto una gran luz y haber oído un rumor de alas. Cuando llegaron, el cuerpo de Mizeki había desaparecido.Una multitud de aproximadamente 15.000 personas asistió al culto al aire libre del 17 de junio en el festival de Bernard Mizeki en Zimbabue. Foto de Sharon JonesEl festival anual en memoria de Mizeki regularmente atrae a 20.000 o más peregrinos, y se celebra no lejos de donde lo mataron hace 121 años.Lambert se enteró del festival gracias a la relación de compañerismo que tiene la Diócesis de Eau Claire con la Diócesis Anglicana de Harare, Zimbabue. Él viajó a Harare para asistir al festival por primera vez en 2015, poco antes de que Curry fuera electo Obispo Primado en la reunión de la Convención Anual de ese año en Salt Lake City.“Supe entonces que me gustaría tenerle en Zimbabue para que predicara en el festival de Mizeki”, dijo Lambert a ENS.Él le planteó la idea a Curry, quien lo añadió a su agenda para 2017.“El Obispo Primado sencillamente se enardeció por el tamaño de la multitud”, dijo Lambert, describiendo la respuesta de la muchedumbre al sermón de Curry como “una de las cosas más apasionadas que jamás he presenciado”.El oficio mismo se celebró a gran escala y duró más de dos horas. Los 15.000 feligreses pudieron recibir la eucaristía en estaciones que se armaron alrededor de todo el terreno donde tuvo lugar el servicio que presidió el obispo de Harare Nicholas Gandiya.Posteriormente, Curry se sumó a un grupo de líderes religiosos que plantó árboles en las inmediaciones. Robertson dijo que era parte de la iniciativa de Gandiya al objeto de revertir l atendencia a la deforestación en la región.“El Obispo Primado y aquellos de nosotros que le acompañamos le dimos las gracias por la oportunidad de presenciar y participar en una ocasión que en verdad fue un anticipo de la gran celebración celestial que vendrá”, dijo Robertson.Fue un honor, dijo Lambert, que Curry haya venido con la delegación estadounidense en el viaje de este año.“No sólo me sentí orgulloso del Obispo Primado”, siguió diciendo Lambert. “Me enorgulleció que él representara a la Iglesia Episcopal y también que representara a nuestro país”.– David Paulsen es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. 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NYC: Subway protest vs. cop brutality

first_imgOver 1,000 militant activists streamed into main streets in downtown Brooklyn on Nov. 1 to protest recent police attacks on people of color and young people.A few days before, a video went viral that exposed New York Police Department cops attacking a group of teenagers at a Brooklyn subway stop. The Metropolitan  Transit Authority, which oversees the city’s subway system, and the NYPD have increasingly targeted young working people of color for minor offenses, arresting them as they attempt to get to school and work. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced he’ll increase cops patrolling the MTA by 20 percent, allegedly to deal with “homelessness” and “fare evasion.”The four-hour march, called by Black Lives Matter, the Peoples’ Power Assemblies/NYC and others, was an outpouring of anger at police violence. Marchers chanted, “NYPD, how do you spell racism?” and “No justice, no peace!” Protesters flooded one subway station, some jumping the fare turnstiles to assert that free public transportation should be the people’s right.In an on-the-scene interview with New York Pix 11, Nate Peters of the PPA said: “We are here to protest NYPD violence, both in the subways and on the streets. The NYPD are modern-day slave catchers. They go around the city beating and killing people. We came out here to say, “We’ve had enough of that!” Many of the demonstrators posted “Evade” stickers from Chile in solidarity with youth there, who helped spark the current uprising by protesting fare hikes.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

No credible elections without media freedom

first_imgNews Organisation to go further Follow the news on Myanmar May 31, 2021 Find out more News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association believe that, as things stand, the elections which the military government plans to hold this year will have no credibility because of the lack of freedom for both Burmese and international news media. Prior censorship, intimidation, imprisonment and expulsion of foreign reporters are all completely incompatible with a free election.“The electoral laws established by the military government do not guarantee the media’s right to freely cover the campaign and voting,” the two organisations said. “All journalists, Burmese and foreign, should have unrestricted access to information, polling stations, all the participating parties (including their candidates), the Electoral Commission and the government. But this is definitely not the case.”The two organisations added: “Since the publication of the electoral laws, many governments and the United Nations have deplored the undemocratic framework created by the generals but ASEAN and China have remained outrageously silent. The international community has a duty to obtain a democratic framework for the elections or else they will have no credibility.”Reporters Without Borders wrote to ASEAN secretary-general Surin Pitsuwan and the foreign ministers of six ASEAN member states on 11 March asking them to react to the lack of guarantees for press freedom in Burma, an ASEAN member, before the elections take place.The two organisations have analysed recent developments affecting the environment for the media. In a 17 March announcement, the military insisted that political parties that want to publish reports or programmes will have to get them approved by the censorship office within 90 days of their registration with the Electoral Commission. The announcement made all electoral leaflets, newspapers, books and publications subject to the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act, under which disseminating information that criticises the government or disturbs the peace is punishable by up to seven years in prison.Articles about the elections in several privately-owned publications have been censored this month, including interviews with candidates such as Shwe Ohn of the Union Democracy Alliance. According to several sources, a special group led by Lt. Gen. Myint Swe has been set up within the censorship office to monitor all articles relating to the elections.The military government seems to have stepped up its control of the Internet in anticipation of the elections. Centralising network management in Yadanabon Cyber City will reportedly enable the authorities to monitor electronic communications better, above all with help from China.Some Burmese Internet Service Providers have obtained censorship and surveillance equipment from the Chinese subsidiary of the Franco-American company Alcatel-Lucent. Reporters Without Borders and the NGO Sherpa have written to Alcatel-Lucent asking for an explanation about the sale of equipment in Burma, including equipment labelled “Lawful Interception Integrated.” The company has dismissed the allegations, insisting that it just provides telecommunications infrastructure under a project funded by China.Nonetheless, a spokesman for the government-controlled ISP Hanthawaddy was quoted in an article in the Myanmar Times in May 2008 as saying Alcatel’s Chinese subsidiary had provided a system for filtering and monitoring communications.The military government has not so far given the international media any guarantees. The order of expulsion of CNN Southeast Asia correspondent Dan Rivers announced today after just 24 hours in the country bodes ill for the treatment that the international media will get during the elections. Rivers, who was in the capital, was asked to leave despite a press visa authorising him to cover the Armed Forces Day military parade.Finally, Burmese news media that are based abroad, such as Democratic Voice of Burma, are still banned from operating within Burma although they are the main source of news for Burmese. At least 12 journalists are currently in prison, some of them serving jail terms of more than 20 years.Burma was ranked 171st out of 175 countries in the 2009 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Read what happened to Dan Rivers: http://inthefield.blogs.cnn.com/2010/03/28/blacklisted-cnn-reporter-depo…-from-myanmar-again/?hpt=C1 Receive email alerts Newscenter_img MyanmarAsia – Pacific US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture RSF_en March 26, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 No credible elections without media freedom RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum May 26, 2021 Find out more News MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Turkey: Punitive jail sentences confirmed for former Cumhuriyet staff

first_img Help by sharing this information February 19, 2019 – Updated on April 17, 2019 Turkey: Punitive jail sentences confirmed for former Cumhuriyet staff TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentRSF Prize to go further April 28, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentRSF Prize Organisation News Receive email alerts April 2, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Credit: Ozan Kose / AFP News News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns today’s decision by an Istanbul appeal court to confirm sentences of up to eight years in prison for 14 former Cumhuriyet newspaper journalists and administrators on charges of “assisting terrorist organizations” and “terrorist propaganda.”The sentences were imposed in April 2018, at the end of a trial that was followed closely by RSF.“As if the ordeal of these former Cumhuriyet employees had not already dragged on for too long, the Turkish authorities are determined to pursue this punitive operation to the bitter end,” said Erol Önderoğlu, RSF’s representative on the spot.“When will they understand that independent journalism is not an affront to be avenged, but a service rendered to society in its entirety? We reiterate our call for these disgraceful verdicts to be overturned and we will stand alongside our unjustly persecuted colleagues until they finally receive justice.”Columnist Kadri Gürsel, cartoonist Musa Kart, accountant Emre İper and five former Cumhuriyetboard members – Önder Çelik, Mustafa Kemal Güngör, Hakan Karasınır, Güray Öz and Bülent Utku – are expected to have to return to prison soon to finish serving their sentences. They still have the option of appealing to the constitutional court, but such an appeal does not suspend execution of the sentence.Because investigative reporter (and parliamentarian) Ahmet Şık, columnist Hikmet Çetinkay, former editors Murat Sabuncu and Aydın Engin, former executive director Akın Atalay and former administrator Orhan Erinç are sentenced to more than five years in prison, they have the option of appealing to the supreme court.Like their two Cumhuriyet colleagues now in exile – Can Dündar and İlhan Tanir – they were held responsible for the liberal editorial line that the newspaper adopted from 2013 to 2018, covering violations of the rights of Turkey’s minorities and criticizing President Erdoğan’s increasingly authoritarian behaviour. Its revelations about corruption, arms deliveries to Syria and other scandals were also embarrassing for the authorities.The spearhead of independent journalism at very critical time in Turkey, Cumhuriyet was awarded the RSF Press Freedom Prize in 2015. Journalists representing more traditional, hardline “Kemalist” policies finally took control of the newspaper in September 2018.During the trial, the defendants were alleged to have effected a “radical editorial change” in order to support the goals of three “terrorist” organizations, although these organizations have almost nothing in common with each other. The prosecution based its case above all on the newspaper’s articles, its contacts with sources, its business relationships and the activities of its board – all of were interpreted in a manner worthy of conspiracy theory at his worst.The already worrying situation of Turkey’s media has become critical since an abortive coup in July 2016. Many media outlets have been closed summarily, without any effective form of recourse, mass trials are being held and Turkey now holds the world record for the number of professional journalists in prison. It is ranked 157th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Turkey Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Charges dropped against freelance journalist Elena Bondar

first_imgNews “In recent months, it has started a general offensive mainly targeting the new media and including significant expansion of online filtering, greater surveillance and a number of arrests. The authorities were caught short by the uprisings in the Arab world and are now making up for lost time, even though no protests or demonstrations are threatening them right now.“The ‘Arab Spring’ or national security cannot in any circumstances be used as a pretext for censorship,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. Online censorship seems to be a new regional priority. An informal summit meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Russia and Tajikistan) on 12 August in Astana (Kazakhstan) agreed to make the body an “effective barrier against all risk of revolutionary contagion in the region,” according to the Russian daily paper Kommersant. September 8, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Charges dropped against freelance journalist Elena Bondar News RSF_en UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia February 11, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders is concerned by the growing regional trend towards online censorship and calls on regional governments to fall in line with the 1 June 2011 declaration on freedom of expression by special rapporteurs of the United Nations, the OSCE, the Organisation of American States and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, that Internet access should be universal. The Uzbek government approved on 5 August the setting up of a “committee of experts on information and mass communication” to monitor the country’s media. The “experts” are all government employees and the committee’s purely repressive job is to hunt down publications putting out “destructive and negative news likely to influence the social conscience of citizens,” to undermine “national cultural traditions,” to call for “violent overthrow of the established political order” and to incite people to “hatred.” The committee focuses on the new media and “satellite systems,” seriously threatening foreign TV stations, which are widely received in Uzbekistan with dishes. “Will Uzbekistan follow the frightening path taken by neighbouring Turkmenistan?” Reporters Without Borders asked, noting that the Turkmen regime last week ordered a drastic reduction in the number of satellite dishes on the pretext that they “spoiled the look of buildings.”The new Uzbek “committee of experts” is the latest addition to the government’s already well-developed surveillance apparatus. It will specifically analyse and interpret data collected by the Centre for Monitoring Mass Communications and eventually suggest new laws. The committee also clearly shows the regime’s intention to block any online challenge to it, as displayed by official statements in recent months condemning “destructive forces” and a supposed “campaign of provocation” against the government online.This policy was dramatically shown by the unprecedented blocking on 9 August, on the eve of the “Internet Festival of the national domaine UZ” to mark the 20th anniversary of the country’s independence , of more than 50 major websites, including the New York Times, Reuters, Bloomberg and Lenta.ru news portals, as well as search-engine Google, the Reporters Without Borders site and the Soviet sports news site sovsport.ru. Most were accessible again after three days. Uzbek opposition and independent news sites have been blocked for a long time. Websites based in neighbouring Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have also been censored by the Uzbek authorities.“The government’s decision to launch its own social networking site, moloqot.uz (‘dialogue’) on 1 September is another worrying sign of a crackdown on Internet users,” Reporters Without Borders said. Officials at a press conference held by Uzbektelekom on 19 August said the new network was aimed at the “moral” education of Uzbeks, to counter the popularity of foreign social network sites. Facebook has 82,220 members in Uzbekistan the government would like to monitor by luring them to join Moloqot.Some mobile phone companies, such as Beeline and Sharktelekom, are suspected of going along with this censorship. The use of proxies or virtual private networks (VPN) are growing among users who want to be secure as arbitrary arrests increase.Contributors to the popular forum Arbuz.com were arrested recently after commenting online about the Arab uprisings. Human rights activist Saida Kurbanova was picked up on 15 August after posting online last March an article criticising the compulsory use of government credit cards. She is reportedly being sued for defamation. Independent journalist Elena Bondar was arrested on 22 August as she returned from a training course in Kyrgyzstan organised by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). She was freed after CDs, flash-drives and videos she was carrying were seized from her, on the pretext that they were “undeclared” goods.”“She is becoming well-known in the independent media and her arrest is clearly a bid to intimidate her or drive her into exile,” a contributor to Uznews told Reporters Without Borders. Help by sharing this information to go further Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail termcenter_img Follow the news on Uzbekistan News UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders notes that the Uzbek authorities have dropped all charges againstElena Bondar, a freelance journalist who was briefly detained at Tashkent airport on 22 Auguston her return from an OSCE journalism seminar in neighbouring Kyrgyzstan (see below).Bondar was summoned to the customs department at the airport on 5 September and was toldthat there would be no criminal proceedings because experts had found no problematic contenton the USB flash drives and other electronic material confiscated from her at the airport.Bondar was also told that, instead of civil proceedings, she was just being giving a “warning” forfailing to declare this material, which was returned to her. The head of the customs investigationbureau, Yakub Mirzarakhimov, added that she should “not count on our being so lenient nexttime.”Reporters Without Borders is relieved by this outcome but wonders about the reason for theU-turn. “It seems the authorities decided that a warning would suffice in this case but theproceedings originally initiated against Bondar will already have sent a strong intimidatory signalto all the young journalists who would like to do independent reporting or attend OSCE seminars.”————————————————————————————–29.08.2011 Freelance journalist Elena Bondar under investigationElena Bondar, a freelance journalist who was briefly detained at Tashkent airport on 22 August,has been notified that she is to be prosecuted for not declaring the professional material that wasseized from her at the time, and that the material is to be examined by a censorship committee.“The seizure of Bondar’s data already constituted a grave violation of the confidentiality ofjournalists’ sources,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The accusations now being made againsther are the typical reaction of an oppressive regime that wants absolute control over news andinformation.”When interrogated again for three hours on 27 August, Bondar was told that she is to beprosecuted under an article of the customs law and an article of the civil code for failing to declarethe four USB flash drives, three CDs and two video cassettes that were taken from her when shelanded at Tashkent airport on 22 August. She is facing a possible fine on these charges.At the same time, this material is to be examined by the “Committee of Experts on Informationand Mass Communication,” the latest new-generation media monitoring body (see below), to seeif it contains any “attack on the constitutional order” or any “banned religious, extremist, separatistor fundamentalist” propaganda.These are criminal offences that carry long prison sentences and, knowing the government’spropensity to regard any independent reporting in the worst possible light, Reporters WithoutBorders is very worried by this development.When Bondar was arrested on 22 August, she had just returned from a journalism training coursein Kyrgyzstan that was arranged by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Shehas had to undertake not to leave the country until the current judicial proceedings are completed.————————————————————————————–25.08.2011 Regime steps up online control and media crackdownReporters Without Borders today deplored “extremely worrying” moves by the Uzbek government to control the free flow of news in the country, notably by setting up a new official body to curb the media.“The regime already directly controls all print and traditional broadcast media and has filtered from the locally-received Internet most independent sources of news about central Asia,” it said. May 11, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council October 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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first_img Top of the News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Fight the flu by getting a free vaccine offered by the Public Health Department through Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. The vaccine will be provided at various Pasadena locations, listed below, on a first-come, first-served basis.The free vaccine will be available to everyone ages 6 months and older at no cost, while supplies last. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Be sure to wear short sleeves.For more details on the clinics, call (626) 744-6000 or visit www.cityofpasadena.net/publichealth.Tuesday, Oct. 28, 201410 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.Wednesday, Nov. 5, 201410 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St.Pre-registration required. Call (626) 795-4331.Tuesday, Nov. 11, 201410 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave.Tuesday, Nov. 18, 201410 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Santa Catalina Branch Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd.Tuesday, November 25, 201410 a.m. – 12 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave.Different types of flu viruses can spread through the community during flu season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older get the flu vaccine annually to protect against the most common types of flu viruses. Even healthy children and adults can get very sick from the flu.High-risk groups susceptible to severe flu complications include seniors ages 65 and older, pregnant women and people with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, chronic lung disease and diabetes.For more than 120 years, Pasadena’s Public Health Department has worked to promote and protect the health of the greater Pasadena area. Promote. Protect. Live Well. Visit the Department online at www.cityofpasadena.net/publichealth.Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena. Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Make a comment Herbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img latest #1 Free Flu Vaccine Clinics Offered Through November 25, 2014 Published on Thursday, October 16, 2014 | 3:02 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

BREAKING : Supreme Court Dismisses Andhra CM’s Complaint Against Justice Ramana After Confidential In-House Enquiry

first_imgTop StoriesBREAKING : Supreme Court Dismisses Andhra CM’s Complaint Against Justice Ramana After Confidential In-House Enquiry LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 March 2021 3:12 AMShare This – xIn a significant development, the Supreme Court has dismissed the complaint made by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Jagan Mohan Reddy to the Chief Justice of India that Justice NV Ramana was trying to influence the state judiciary to destabilize the state government.The information regarding the dismissal of the complaint was given in a statement published in the Supreme Court website.As…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a significant development, the Supreme Court has dismissed the complaint made by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Jagan Mohan Reddy to the Chief Justice of India that Justice NV Ramana was trying to influence the state judiciary to destabilize the state government.The information regarding the dismissal of the complaint was given in a statement published in the Supreme Court website.As per the statement, the complaint was dismissed “on due consideration” after being dealt with under the in-house procedure.”It be noted that all matters dealt with under the in-house procedure being strictly confidential in nature, are not liable to be made public”, the statement further added.Notably, CJI Bobde today recommended Justice NV Ramana as his successor Chief Justice of India. CJI Bobde is demitting office on April 24.It was on October 6 last year that the Andhra Chief Minister sent the complaint to the Chief Justice of India. Few days later, the details of the complaint were made public in a press conference held by the Chief Minister’s Secretary Ajeya Chellam IAS.BREAKING : Supreme Court dismisses Andhra Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy’s complaint against Justice NV Ramana, who is next in line to be the CJI.In-house procedure being strictly confidential, is not liable to be made public, the SC said in the [email protected] pic.twitter.com/D3mqcmojNH— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) March 24, 2021 What was said in the complaint?The Andhra CM’s complaint alleged that Justice N V Ramana was influencing the judges of Andhra Pradesh High Court in “politically sensitive” matters for passing adverse orders against the state government.The Chief Minister narrated a series of cases in which the HC passed adverse orders against major decisions taken by his government, such as the move to enquire into corruption allegations behind major land deals during the TDP-regime, the three capital bills, stay on SIT enquiry in Amaravati land scam etc.Citing these orders, which were stated to be benefiting politicians belonging to TDP, the Andhra CM claimed that there was bias in the State Judiciary towards the TDP.”In my respectful view, the subject matter may be looked into by your esteemed goodselves to consider initiating such steps as may be considered fit and proper, to ensure that the State Judiciary’s neutrality is maintained. Further material if any, corroborative of the above contents and the enclosed annexures, shall be made available by me to your esteemed institution to substantiate the above”, the CM urged the CJI in the letter which enclosed with it the controversial orders passed by the HC, details of land holdings and assets of Justice Ramana etc.The FIR lodged in the Amaravati land scam had named some of the family members of Justice Ramana as the accused.Following the publication of the complaint, a petition was filed before the Attorney General seeking consent to initiate contempt action against the Andhra CM.Though the AG declined consent, he opined that the conduct of the Andhra CM and his advisor was “prima facie contumacious”. However, as the Chief Justice of India is “seized of the matter” it would not be appropriate for him to deal with the same, he said.The AG also said that the timing of the complaint and the press conference “could certainly be said to be suspect” as it followed an order passed by a bench headed by Justice Ramana to speed up the trial of criminal cases against MPs/MLAs.Jagan himself is facing 31 criminal cases, including 11 cases registered by the CBI and 7 cases registered by the Enforcement Directorate over allegations of corruption and amassing disproportionate wealth.Click here to read/download the statementNext Storylast_img read more