GenSpring ready to buy in Europe

first_img GenSpring ready to buy in Europe Monday 22 November 2010 7:53 pm More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Sharecenter_img Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGem GENSPRING Family Offices, the largest US-registered investment adviser, is in “very deep conversations” to buy a European wealth advisory firm, the firm’s international business head told Reuters yesterday.New York-based GenSpring expects to complete a takeover of the unidentified firm by the first quarter of 2011, Santiago Ulloa, president of GenSpring International, said in an interview. The deal will establish a European beachhead for a firm catering to the ultra-rich.“We expect to be in Europe in the very short term,” Ulloa said. He declined to identify the firm or give the scope of the deal, GenSpring’s first major expansion overseas.GenSpring, a unit of SunTrust Banks, manages $21bn (£13.2bn) in assets in a “multi-family office” business, where the average customer has $30m to $35min investable assets. KCS-content last_img read more

Carpetright in another profit warning as trade ebbs away

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Carpetright in another profit warning as trade ebbs away CARPETRIGHT, Britain’s biggest floor covering retailer, warned on profits for the second time in as many months yesterday, as shoppers hold back on expensive purchases amid rising bills and government cuts.The group, which trades from around 700 stores in Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium, said profit before tax and one-off items for the year to 30 April would be broadly in line with 2008-9’s figure of £17.2m.It had said in February it expected profits to be above that level, but below 2009-10’s £28.2m.Rod Whitehead of Deutsche Bank said: “The news is not that surprising in the light of continuing very low housing transactions and the profit warning from Dixons, which shows weak consumer confidence.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediamoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldcenter_img Thursday 7 April 2011 8:03 pm KCS-content Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Swiss sport to return from 8 June

first_img Professional sports in Switzerland will be permitted to resume behind closed doors from 8 June, providing additional betting market options to operators struggling since the shutdown of almost all global sports in mid-March. 29th April 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Switzerland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Swiss sport to return from 8 June Sports bettingcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Sports betting Professional sports in Switzerland will be permitted to resume behind closed doors from 8 June, providing additional betting market options to operators struggling since the shutdown of almost all global sports in mid-March.The Swiss Super League, the country’s top football league, was suspended on 2 March because of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, initially until 23 March, before the suspension was extended indefinitely.Sports leagues across the world soon followed, leaving very few markets remaining for sports betting.However, the Federal Council announced today that it will allow training to resume on 11 May as the country eases its lockdown measures, before the return of profesional matches without fans in attendance from 8 June.Although shops, restaurants, markets, museums and libraries will be allowed to reopen from May, the Council’s measures do not mention casinos, which look set to stay closed.“The easing of measures is conditional on the businesses and institutions concerned taking suitable precautionary measures,” the Council said.While Switzerland is preparing to resume sporting activity, France’s Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced earlier today (29 April) that no sporting action would be permitted until September 2020, resulting in the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season being brought to a premature end. The Netherlands’ football league, meanwhile, has declared the season void, meaninig it ends with no winner, promotion or relegation. Belgium was the first country to end the 2019-20 season, declaring Club Burgge as champions. However, this decision could be overturned after clubs postponed a vote to ratify the cancellation, with the vote now set to take place on 4 May. Email Addresslast_img read more

Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc ( 2010 Annual Report

first_imgRoyal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (  2010 annual report.Company ProfileRoyal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover life and non-life insurance. This includes general insurance, health insurance and life assurance. The company also offers banking products and services for asset management, credit financing and microfinancing. General insurance products include money guard, burglary protection, fire protection, transit plan, public building liability, motor guard, workmen’s plan, personal and group care, group life assurance, home secure, aviation, marine, engineering, oil and gas, in-house protection and bonds and professional indemnity services. Other general insurance products include heritage, family support, personal, tuition, investment annuity, educational endowment, endowment plans and mortgage protection assurance products. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc offers reserve investment accounts, investment notes, high-yield investment papers, vehicle and asset acquisition scheme, mortgage financing and financial advisory services. Credit products include finance and customer leasing, short-term and trade finance loans, and short-term project and LPO financing services. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc offers a range of products and services for healthcare insurance and operates as a health maintenance organisation which provides financial intermediation within the health industry. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

CasaChris / Equipo Olivares Arquitectos

first_imgCopyHouses•Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain CasaChris / Equipo Olivares Arquitectos Houses ArchDaily Manufacturers: Carpintería Carsa S.L, Dressler, Indotic, Montajes y Carpintería Barmel S.L., Técnicas Hidráuilicas S.L.Main Contractor:Aguere Construcciones, S.L.Rigger:José Floreal MartínezElectrical Technician:Tomás TrujilloDesign Team:Javier Pérez, Alcalde Schwartz, Fernando Aguarta GarcíaCity:Santa Cruz de TenerifeCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José Ramón OllerRecommended ProductsWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Kitchens – ValchromatWood Boards / HPL PanelsLamitechLamitech high pressure plastic laminateWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoText description provided by the architects. This project addresses an excess of servitude derived from the demanding topography and strict regulations through a straightforward strategy: a compact, clean and tidy body overlooking the Atlantic’s rising face and enjoying a panoramic view of the Anaga Mountains to the west. It is a simple‐volume step section that tries to sit naturally on the terraced slope.Save this picture!© José Ramón OllerSave this picture!Plan 1Save this picture!© José Ramón OllerLocated on top of a hill, in a residential area accessible by car, the house begins in the garage. We value entrance rituals, the importance of the short journeys linking different levels. Passing a stout stamped concrete wall bore through with an expansive expanded metal door, we access the house through a humid, Tropics‐inspired garden. From this place we ascend to the top floor through a welcoming walk. A stretched‐out ramp, the underlying basalt rock, wet verdure and expanding overhead light are some of the elements surrounding us. Above, architecture imparts a luminous reading: white surfaces, woodwork, Carrara marble, and concrete.Save this picture!© José Ramón OllerSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© José Ramón OllerRainwater pours over natural stone in the patio, slipping into the interior through a crack in the paving. Sunlight is let in through mulberry latticework. Bench‐railings segregate the lines of vision, opening up the blue horizon. At the end of the journey, the top‐level terrace – protected by an overhang that provides a generous shade forms a balcony above a garden of euphorbias (cardones, tabaibas) and Barbary figs, and becomes an aspect of local landscape. Save this picture!© José Ramón OllerProject gallerySee allShow lessPezo von Ellrichshausen Discuss Their Philosophy of Human-Scaled ArchitectureArticles”Rio: Beyond the Map” Uses 360 Degree Videos to Tell a Different Reality of the Fave…Architecture News Share Architects: Equipo Olivares Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Projects Photographs Save this picture!© José Ramón Oller+ 34 Share CasaChris / Equipo Olivares ArquitectosSave this projectSaveCasaChris / Equipo Olivares Arquitectos 2016center_img Area:  381 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  José Ramón Oller Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  “COPY” “COPY” Spain CopyAbout this officeEquipo Olivares ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanta Cruz de TenerifeSpainPublished on August 13, 2016Cite: “CasaChris / Equipo Olivares Arquitectos ” 13 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

For exposing COVID-19 outbreak, Black newspaper editor faces retaliation

first_imgWhat happens when a federal prisoner who has just become the Editor-in-Chief of the San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper is paroled to a halfway house run by GEO Group? That company is one of the largest managers of lockdown units and ICE detention centers in the U.S. Malik Washington with his fiancee, and San Francisco Bay View Managing Editor, Nube Brown.Editor Malik Washington didn’t have to think twice about what to do. He investigated and discovered that GEO’s Taylor Street Center was covering up a COVID outbreak — and used his journalism and organizing skills to blow the whistle on the corporation.On Jan. 8, a memo appeared at the halfway house concerning several cases of COVID there. After seeing a public tweet about this outbreak posted by others, Washington exposed the contents of the memo to his supporters and the local media. Since then the journalist and activist has suffered several acts of retaliation. At first, he was placed under house arrest at the Taylor Center, and his phone was confiscated. He was threatened with being returned to federal prison for the duration of his parole, which ends in May. Public pressure forced GEO Group to allow the Bay View editor to return to work. But as of this writing, Washington still does not have his phone, and the halfway house continues to threaten and try to silence this formerly incarcerated activist. (, Jan. 11)A community campaign — led by anti-prison activists, formerly incarcerated organizers, lawyers and progressive community organizations — has come together to demand justice for Malik and to expose GEO Group for crimes against immigrants and other people held in its private prisons. Washington and supporters have demanded that his phone be returned and that he be released to his own home during his parole. And Washington is demanding an accounting of how many people at the Taylor Center have tested positive for COVID.GEO Group runs approximately 129 lockdown units across the country, including ICE detention centers, private prisons and halfway houses. GEO’s brutality and mismanagement of its prisons have been the subject of serious human rights complaints, prisoner hunger strikes and several lawsuits. GEO’s Adelanto Processing Center — its Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in San Bernardino County, Calif. — has been continuously investigated for its horrific living conditions and medical neglect. As the COVID pandemic spread in 2020, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of six ICE prisoners for dangerous conditions faced by undocumented incarcerated workers there. (Orange County Register, April 2, 2020) Supporters of Washington — including California Prison Focus and the ICE abolitionist group, Free Them All — are working hard to expose GEO Group and to put pressure on the Taylor Center halfway house, as well as the Federal Bureau of Prisons, to stop the retaliation against Washington. They are demanding his release so he can go home. Please sign the online petition to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Michael Carvajal, at Photo Credit: San Francisco Bay View National Black NewspaperFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Roberts Renewing Calls for Voluntary GMO Labeling Push

first_img Roberts Renewing Calls for Voluntary GMO Labeling Push Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts remains determined to pass a voluntary GMO labeling bill in time to block a Vermont law from taking effect. Roberts said recently that agriculture groups should pressure U.S. Senate Democrats who represent agriculture to support his voluntary GMO labeling measure. While Agriculture Committee Ranking Democrat Debbie Stabenow does not support the voluntary measure, the wildcard in the negotiations could be if Roberts can get enough farm state Democrats to sign on to his bill. Three of those Democrats supported his voluntary GMO labeling bill that failed in the Senate last month, Senators Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Tom Carper of Delaware, and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. The bill needs to clear a 60-vote threshold for consideration on the Senate floor. The Vermont law, meanwhile, goes into effect in less than 80 days. Previous articleUS Ethanol Production Falls to the Lowest Level Since September of 2015Next articleClean Water Indiana Funds Distributed to 92 Counties Hoosier Ag Today Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twittercenter_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Roberts Renewing Calls for Voluntary GMO Labeling Push By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 13, 2016 SHARElast_img read more

RSF condemns abuse of Turkey’s “lèse-majesté” legislation

first_imgDuring a visit to Turkey by a press freedom NGO delegation from 6 to 9 October, organized by the International Press Institute to discuss press freedom violations with the Turkish media and authorities, Onderoglu questioned representatives of Turkey’s Constitutional Court about its failure to take the opportunity to repeal article 299 in 2016 in response to a request from the Istanbul and Izmir criminal courts. The Constitutional Court argued that the mere fact of keeping the article in the criminal code was not a violation of the constitution. April 28, 2021 Find out more The latest trials are those of freelance journalist Mustafa Hoş and P24 website columnist Ahmet Sever, in which hearings were held in Istanbul on 15 September. Hoş is charged in connection with his biography of Erdogan, entitled “The Big Boss,” in which he refers to the sentence Erdogan served in 1999 on a charge of inciting hatred. Sever is charged in connection with his book “I had to speak out,” in which he recounts Erdogan’s links with former President Abdullah Gül. The next hearings in their trials, which RSF will continue to observe, will be held on 22 October and 3 December. to go further Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News Follow the news on Turkey TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassment In a trial due to begin tomorrow before an Istanbul criminal court, BirGün newspaper columnist Erk Acarer is facing a possible sentence of four years and eight months in prison for a 2016 column in which he criticized the way article 299 is abused and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to press charges against a young protester. Acarer will be tried in absentia because he lives in self-imposed exile in Europe. Organisation October 19, 2020 RSF condemns abuse of Turkey’s “lèse-majesté” legislation Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law “It is time for the Turkish authorities to repeal this repressive and anti-democratic lèse-majesté legislation and comply with international law,” RSF Turkey representative Erol Onderoglu said. “Misuse of article 299 with the aim of suppressing all criticism of Recep Tayyip Erdogan constitutes a serious constraint on the right to inform and the right of access to public interest information.” Since Erdogan became president in 2014, RSF’s Turkey representative has observed more than 100 trials of media representatives, of whom 61 were given prison sentences (sometimes suspended) under article 299 or fines of the equivalent of 1,200 euros. Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassment Some of them had criticized the president’s authoritarian personality, either directly or quoting other people’s criticism. Milliyet columnist Hasan Cemal, for example, was given a suspended sentence of nearly a year in prison in March 2017 for, inter alia, quoting opposition politician Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s reference to Erdogan as a “dictator.” RSF_en Despite all the abusive prosecutions under article 299, President Erdogan boasted of Turkey’s progress with regard to freedom of expression in a speech marking the start of the new judicial year on 2 September. “In our legislation, we have reinforced the right to criticism and to information, a component of freedom of expression,” he claimed. But, in practice, Turkey’s courts constantly and systematically abuse this article to persecute writers, reporters, columnists and editors. In the past six years, such leading media figures as Sedat Ergin (Hürriyet), Özgür Mumcu (former Cumhuriyet columnist), Can Dündar (former Cumhuriyet editor now living in self-imposed exile in Germany), Barış İnce (BirGün) and Ahmet Altan (former Taraf editor) have all been prosecuted. On the eve of a journalist’s trial for criticizing use of article 299 of Turkey’s criminal code, under which insulting the president is punishable by imprisonment, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for the article’s repeal. April 2, 2021 Find out more Others, such as the former Cumhuriyet editor Can Dündar and the lawyer Abbas Yalçin, were prosecuted for their alleged links with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is outlawed in Turkey and is on the European Union’s list of terrorist organizations. Tried over a 2015 editorial quoting a PKK leader, they were acquitted last January on the grounds that the trial had not taken place within the statutory four months. Former Cumhuriyet columnist Özgür Mumcu was also acquitted in connection with his criticism of Erdogan for continuing to accuse a protester in the Hopa region who had died from the effects of police teargas. News Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: AFP/Adem Altan). The young protester was himself accused of insulting President Erdogan after protesting about impunity in the case of Berkin Elvan, a teenager fatally injured by police during a wave of anti-government protests in Istanbul in 2013. Turkey is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. News Used above all against journalists and what they write in newspaper reports, articles and books, article 299 has been maintained in the criminal code despite the reforms carried out in 2005  with the aim of facilitating Turkey’s admission to the European Union, and despite the call by the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission for its repeal in 2016. 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Media commission urged to bow to court decision quashing ban on newspaper

first_img ZimbabweAfrica Reporters Without Borders today called on Zimbabwe’s government-controlled Media and Information Commission (MIC) to “immediately” issue an operating licence to the company that publishes The Daily News and The Daily News of Sunday and to accredit all of its journalists, after the supreme court yesterday quashed the commission’s 2003 decision refusing to do this. Reporters Without Borders today called on Zimbabwe’s government-controlled Media and Information Commission (MIC) to “immediately” issue an operating licence to the company that publishes The Daily News and The Daily News of Sunday and to accredit all of its journalists, after the supreme court yesterday quashed the commission’s 2003 decision refusing to do this.The press freedom organization hailed the court’s ruling on this point as “a victory” while deploring the judicial system’s slowness and the fact that the court refused to recognize the unconstitutionality of Zimbabwe’s press law. “Above all, we want to salute the courage and tenacity of those in charge at the Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ), the company that produces The Daily News and The Daily News of Sunday,” it said.”The MIC no longer has any reason to refuse to let these newspapers reappear after they have been gagged for two years,” Reporters Without Borders continued. “What’s more, unless it wants to defy a ruling of Zimbabwe’s supreme court, the MIC must immediately issue accreditation to all of ANZ’s journalists, while the police must also immediately return all the confiscated equipment to The Daily News and its legitimate owners.”The prolonged legal battle between the independent Daily News and the Zimbabwean government appeared to reach a conclusion in Harare yesterday when the supreme court “set aside” the MIC’s September 2003 decision to refuse the newspaper an operating licence. At the same time the time the court upheld the draconian press law known as the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA), the constitutionality of which had been challenged by the ANZ and several international press freedom organizations.ANZ chairman Samuel Sipepa Nkomo told Reporters Without Borders he was “disappointed” by the supreme court’s decision. “Justice delayed is justice denied,” he said. “While we are disappointed that the supreme court has been unable to accept our challenge, our greater concern is that it took over two years for this ruling to be handed down”.He added nonetheless that, since the supreme court had recognized the ANZ’s right to publish The Daily News and The Daily News on Sunday, the MIC had “no reason” to refuse to restore its licence and issue its journalists with press accreditation. He said the ANZ would decide “within two days” whether to let the MIC consider the original accreditation requests of submit new ones. The law allows the MIC 60 days to take a decision.Under the AIPPA, which was adopted in 2002, news media and journalists are forced to register with the MIC or risk being sentenced to prison. In its arguments to the court, the ANZ said obligatory registration violated the freedom of expression that is guaranteed by Zimbabwe’s constitution and the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights,The Daily News and its Sunday edition, Zimbabwe’s two most widely read newspapers, were banned in September 2003, beginning a legal battle between ANZ and the MIC that went from court to court and reached the supreme court in February 2004. Facing enormous financial difficulties and to avoid exposing its journalists to arrest, The Daily News decided to stop publishing pending the supreme court’s decision.Drained by the cost of fighting around 40 legal actions and prosecutions, the newspaper’s coffers are now empty. The ANZ stopped paying salaries in July 2004. Of The Daily News’ 167 employees, around 20 are still fighting alongside the editor and his personal staff. No rent has been paid on the newspaper’s offices, which have been surrendered to their owners. The office of what was once the country’s biggest newspaper is now just a room inside the ANZ’s headquarters. Organisation March 15, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media commission urged to bow to court decision quashing ban on newspaper ZimbabweAfrica News Reports Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Follow the news on Zimbabwe November 12, 2020 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell Receive email alerts to go further News November 27, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa RSF_en September 1, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Call for measures against radical pro-government groups as well as pro-autonomy militias after reporters attacked in La Paz

first_img Follow the news on Bolivia Reporters Without Borders hopes that a visit by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will prompt gestures on behalf of press freedom and calls for the same firmness with radical pro-government groups as with regional militias when they are responsible for threats and violence against the media. News Organisation June 9, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for measures against radical pro-government groups as well as pro-autonomy militias after reporters attacked in La Paz RSF_en BoliviaAmericas News Help by sharing this information to go further June 12, 2020 Find out more Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile News News Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment Receive email alerts Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom February 1, 2018 Find out more Reporters Without Borders hopes that no time will be lost in arresting Adolfo Cerrudo, the head of the Popular Civic Committee, a radical pro-government group whose activists threatened and physically attacked journalists working for privately-owned TV stations on 4 June in La Paz. The press freedom organisation also hopes that a four-day visit to Bolivia by representatives of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that begins today will help to elicit significant gestures by all political sectors in support of basic rights and freedoms, including press freedom.“We previously asked the opposition political parties to publicly disown regional militias such as the Unión Juvenil Cruceñista that physically attacked state media or allegedly pro-government media during the recent pro-autonomy referendums (see 2 June release),” Reporters Without Borders said. “In the same way, we now call on the government to act with the utmost firmness with the Popular Civic Committee activists who were guilty of attacks on private-sector journalists,” the organisation added. “By attacking press freedom, these radical groups are trying to create as much disruption and polarisation as possible before the national referendum scheduled for 10 August.”The latest violence took place when journalists went to cover a demonstration by Popular Civic Committee activists led by Cerrudo outside the office of the Ombudsman in La Paz on 4 June to demand the release of Robert Lenín Sandoval López, who is accused of violence against government representatives and other offences.Christian Rojas, a reporter with the privately-owned TV station Cadena A, told Reporter Without Borders: “When we arrived at about 8:15 pm, Adolfo Cerrudo recognised me and said, ‘Tell your boss that we are going to kill him and if you don’t tell him, you will suffer the same fate’.” Cerrudo was alluding to Cadena A’s news editor, Jorge Tejerina.Rojas added: “When my cameraman, Erick Condonera, started recording, Cerrudo called his companions. They pushed him against a wall, surrounded him and threatened him. ‘Stop filming,’ they shouted. ‘Stop filming. We are going to screw the media’.” ATB cameraman Mario Martínez said he was also threatened by Popular Civic Committee activists but was not hit.During a demonstration he led in March, Cerrudo threatened to rape a woman reporter working for the daily La Razón, which is owned by the Spanish press group Prisa. Journalists’ organisations have notified the authorities about attacks against the media by Cerrudo on 16 November, 6 March, 24 April and 4 June.Teresa Vera, a member of the public prosecutor’s office in La Paz, said she has ordered an investigation into the allegations against Cerrudo. La Paz police chief Víctor Hugo Escobar said he was waiting for orders to arrest him. And Cadena A has initiated proceedings against him.The National Press Association (ANP), which groups newspaper owners and editors, has protested twice. In a press release on 5 June, it condemned an attack on Marianela Paco Durán of Radio Aclo (a privately-owned station that tends to toe the government line), who was threatened with being burned alive on 24 May in the southern city of Sucre, and the sabotaging of state-owned Canal 7 Televisión Boliviana in Trinidad, in the northern department of Beni, during a pro-autonomy referendum there.And in an open letter to President Evo Morales about the 4 June violence, the ANP called for Cerrudo’s arrest. Other organisations such as the La Paz Association of Journalists (APLP) have also issued appeals for Bolivian journalists to be able to work freely, regardless of the nature or political tendency of the media they work for. November 18, 2016 Find out more BoliviaAmericas last_img read more