Barclays to buy Egg credit card assets

first_img Barclays to buy Egg credit card assets Tuesday 1 March 2011 3:11 am John Dunne Tags: NULL Barclays is to buy the British credit card assets of online bank Egg from US lender Citigroup for an undisclosed price, as part of plans to boost its retail banking business.“The acquisition of Egg’s UK credit card accounts has been priced at a significant discount to gross receivables. Based on current projections, we expect the transaction to exceed the financial return targets set out at our recent results announcement,” finance director Chris Lucas said.Barclays will integrate the Egg accounts into its Barclaycard credit card division. It added it expected that the deal would be completed during the first half of this year.For Citigroup, the disposal of the Egg assets forms part of the American bank’s programme of selling non-core businesses after Citi received a huge US government bailout during the credit crisis.Citi acquired Egg from British insurer Prudential in 2007 for £575m and the American bank had been looking to sell Egg for some time.Citi said the Egg sale was expected to result in an after-tax gain, which would not be material to its net income. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share whatsapp More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

Tipico launches sports betting app in New Jersey

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports betting Tags: Tipico The launch comes after Tipico in September secured approval from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) to roll out its sports betting offering in the state. Tipico will offer a number of sign-up bonuses and cash offers to new customers, as well as run a brand platform and advertising campaign with the Öpinionated agency to promote the new app. Tipico had already stated that it would use its own technology to power the new app. Topics: Sports betting Online sports betting Tipico launches sports betting app in New Jersey German sports wagering operator Tipico has announced that its US business has launched a new sportsbook mobile application in the state of New Jersey.center_img “Tipico is a betting experience unlike any other, and we are confident that as we expand our reach in the US, users will love the new features we are regularly adding to the app,” Tipico US managing director Adrian Vella said. 10th December 2020 | By Robert Fletcher “This is just the start, but we are proud to call New Jersey our home and it’s been great to see the positive response from sports bettors across the state.” Read the full story on iGB North America. Regions: New Jersey Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgFirst Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFirst Quantum Minerals Limited is an international holding company overseeing the extraction of copper, nickel, gold, zinc and acid through mining operations in Zambia, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Spain and Mauritania. The mining corporation operates six mines: Kansanshi copper-gold mine, Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine, Las Cruces copper mine, Pyhasalmi copper-zinc mine, Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine and Cayeli copper-zinc mine. Its subsidiary divisions have interests in evaluating and acquiring mineral properties, regulatory reporting, treasury and finance, corporate administration, and a metal marketing division. Copper is the main commodity mined by First Quantum Minerals in Zambia, and gold is a by-product commodity. First Quantum Minerals Limited is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Meet Ireland’s new openside, Josh van der Flier

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight His housemates are sure to keep his feet on the ground. He lives with three Leinster Academy players – Tom Daly, Peter Dooley and Adam Byrne – and another two lads from UCD. It must be a lively house, with a big fridge to hold enough food for all those hungry mouths. “We have two fridges!” he laughs. “And we don’t all eat together – we don’t have a big enough pot to cook for us all!”Starting both European Champions Cup clashes with Toulon, van der Flier set himself a target of matching his highly acclaimed opposite number Steffon Armitage. “I didn’t quite achieve that but I learnt a lot, especially positioning-wise. At the breakdown he is impossible to move once he is on the ball. It was difficult to tackle him too.”The physicality and pace of the game has been a step up for van der Flier, but he has adapted and is ready to help Leinster chase the Pro12 title. They finished outside the top-four last year for the first time since 2004, so are keen to make amends. “Our goal is a home semi-final for the Pro12, or first place ideally. There was disappointment about the results in Europe and that has an effect on the squad, but we’ve been good with bouncing back and are motivated to try to win the Pro12.“There is a lot of confidence. The more games we’ve had, the better we’re playing as a group. Our defence has been the most pleasing thing and we’ve been gelling better.”Off to a flyer: Josh van der Flier on the attack for Leinster. (Photo: Inpho)Van der Flier attended his first Ireland camp at the start of January and says: “It was quite intense, with a lot of catching up to do. I knew if I could play well with Leinster then maybe a chance of a place in a training squad or a call-up would be on the cards, but I wasn’t really thinking about it.” However, we can still say the Leinster openside’s career has undergone a jet-propelled take-off. From two Guinness Pro12 starts last season to Ireland’s Six Nations team now is a steep climb, but van der Flier is looking at home among Leinster’s stars and is impressing Joe Schmidt.His father’s parents moved to Ireland from the Netherlands in the 1950s. One of their sons, Dirk, was a useful rugby player, representing Leinster U21, and he introduced his two sons, Johan and Joshua, to the game at Wicklow.Dirk coached Johan’s team and Josh joined in with the U8s training from the age of five. He worked his way through the Wicklow age grades before heading to Wesley College in Dublin as a boarder and continuing his rugby there. Van de Flier stands 6ft 1in tall now, but for years he was one of his teams’ smaller boys.Three’s company: enjoying a giggle at Ireland training with Jamie Heaslip. (Photo: Inpho)“I played scrum-half until I was 14, then I was moved to flanker because I was getting into too many rucks and there was no one to pass the ball,” he laughs. He played No 8 in his last few years at school, dabbled at blindside for UCD, but is now concentrating on openside.The Leinster Academy coaches, plus Leo Cullen and his predecessor Matt O’Connor, all worked hard last term to help the young flanker make the step up to the senior game and he is passing all the tests with flying colours – something he also hopes to do this spring as he completes his sports management degree.Last season van der Flier, 22, played most of his rugby for Leinster A and UCD, but he had high hopes of stepping up this term. “With players away at the World Cup, the goal was to get as much game time as I could during that period and if I could play well enough I’d be able to stay in the frame afterwards,” he says. “It’s worked out that way, which is brilliant.Tough test: Facing Toulon in the Champions Cup was a big deal for van der Flier. (Photo: Inpho)“Even though I had the goal to play this many games, it is still surreal when you get to play in big games, like my first European game against Bath (he scored after coming off the bench in the 19-16 loss) and playing Toulon with that calibre of player.” Make way: Josh Van Der Flier has forced his way into the Ireland team. (Photo: Inpho) Dutch heritage is responsible for Josh van der Flier’s surname and also dictates that it is pronounced “fleer” not “flyer”, so is slightly less of a headline-writer’s dream. Now his first cap is within touching distance. If he handles the step up to Test rugby as well as he handled the move into the Leinster team, he will enjoy himself.For the latest Rugby World magazine subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

Liberia’s Cuttington University needs help to reopen

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Julius Sevelee says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL Julius Sevelee says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Many Cuttington University students, faculty and staff are employed at the International Medical Corps’ Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit in Suakoko District, awaiting the university to reopen. They include Juyah J. Massaqui, sprayer; Chris N. Kollie, sprayer; Alex D. Iolleh, safety monitor; Jerome D. Padmore, sprayer, nursing student Sophie Jarpa, wash supervisor, Cuttington graduate Nurse Nameyeah D. Dunn; nursing student Eileen M. Gbassagee, dispenser, nursing student Love Fassama, nurse aid. Photo: Cuttington UniversityEditor’s note: This story was updated Jan. 30 at 6:10 p.m. EST to change donation information at end.[Episcopal News Service] The Liberian government’s push to reopen the Ebola-stricken country’s public and private schools and universities in February is once again highlighting both the importance of The Episcopal Church of Liberia’s Cuttington University to the country and its precarious financial situation.The government’s order calls for the country’s 5,000 public and private schools, which have been closed since the end of July by order of the government, to reopen Feb. 2. While the Liberian diocese’s 35 secondary schools are planning to welcome students that day, Cuttington’s three campuses have government approval to postpone reopening until Feb. 16 because of the magnitude of the undertaking, according to the Rev. Canon James Callaway, general secretary of the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion.Cuttington University’s main campus is in the interior of the central region of Liberia in Suakoko District about six miles from Gbarnga, the capital of Bong County. Bong County is one of the epicenters of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak. University personnel reached out to surrounding communities during the worst of the epidemic while worrying about the epidemic’s impact on the university’s future and mourning the loss of graduates and friends. Many of the graduates who died from Ebola were health-care workers.Cuttington, founded in 1889 in Liberia by the U.S.-based Episcopal Church, has two other campuses, a graduate school in the country’s capital, Monrovia, and a community college nearly 45 miles south of Monrovia.The planned resumption of school in Liberia is “a sign of the country coming back,” said the Rev. Ranjit Matthews, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s network officer for mission personnel and Africa.“Cuttington’s coming back will be a big step in Liberia’s recovery from the Ebola crisis just as its reopening was in 2004 before the civil war was over,” added the Rt. Rev. Herbert Donovan, president of the American Friends of Cuttington University.Cuttington has not been dormant during the six-month closure. The International Medical Corps was contracted by the U.S. Agency for International Development to operate a 70-bed Ebola Treatment Unit near the university and asked Cuttington for help.“Graciously…, major facilities including dormitories, staff housing, warehouses, fuel farm, cafeteria, kitchen (and) fields amongst others were all put at the disposal of these partners who hath come to assist our beloved nation in this great battle for survival,” Provost E. Lama Wonkeryor wrote Jan. 27 in a 13-page status report.Cuttington University houses the medical organization’s staff, and it is also the base of its Multi-Agency Training Collaborative, which trains health workers to manage Ebola cases in Ebola Treatment Units, according to Lisa Ellis, the group’s director of global communications.Wonkamah G. Gono, a graduating senior of the business college of Cuttington University, serves as the procurement officer at the Bong County Ebola Treatment Center. Photo: Cuttington UniversitySome of Cuttington’s faculty, staff and students have been working in the nearby treatment unit while waiting for school to resume, the provost said.In addition, the U.S. Navy opened a mobile Ebola laboratory in Cuttington’s new multimillion-dollar College of Allied Health Sciences building in early October. Opening the lab cut the wait time for Ebola blood test results from three to four days to three to four hours, thus also reducing exposure to the virus for those who are not infected.“The structure has not even been dedicated,” Wonkeryor wrote of the College of Allied Health Sciences building. “But since indeed the university is committed to serving humanity, this almost priceless offer was made to help save the lives of Liberians.”Lt. James Regeimbal decontaminates and inspects sample documentation received at a Naval Medical Research Center mobile laboratory at Cuttington University. The Naval Medical Research Center sent two mobile testing labs to Liberia. Each two-person lab is capable of testing up to 80 samples per day. Photo: Chief Petty Officer Jerrold Diederich/U.S. NavyLt. James Regeimbal Jr., a microbiologist working with the Navy team that set up such labs all over the country, wrote that during the first 60 days “we were the only lab accessible to rural Liberia testing samples for seven of the large outer counties. Our location and rapid testing meant that all the outer counties could get same-day results.”Archbishop Jonathan Bau-Bau Bonaparte Hart of Liberia issued an appeal Jan. 10, asking for more than  $1.3 million to get Cuttington ready to open. The largest part of that appeal covers the cost to bring the teachers back, including more than $740,000 in back pay and resettlement costs. Many faculty members are foreign nationals who traveled home during the worst of the Ebola epidemic and now the school would like them to come back, Hart wrote.The faculty has not been paid since the university had to close its campuses in August, according to a document outlining the school’s needs. Cuttington is financially dependent on tuition to pay its faculty and cover other operational costs.“In addition to paying staff salary arrears, there is also the need to add some token as compensation package to assist staff in offsetting some of their financial challenges from the time of closure of schools up to the present,” Wonkeryor wrote in the appeal document. “Such a gesture will go a long way in helping them to resettle, and be mentally and physically prepared for work.”The remaining $644,000 of Cuttington’s appeal is needed for things such as chairs and desks for both classrooms and teachers’ offices, dormitory and cafeteria renovations, materials to guard against the spread of Ebola, medications for the school’s clinic, new generators for the main campus and the graduate school in Monrovia (and servicing of existing generators), five new vehicles for use by the administration and for transporting students and generating revenue, and a lawn mower and tractor for maintaining the main campus.The Navy is running the campus generator to power its laboratory, making this one of the first times in Cuttington’s history that it has had round-the-clock power. However, that generator is reportedly wearing out and the appeal from Hart includes $60,000 to replace it.Cuttington must also settle bills with its suppliers and deal with its bank overdrafts.The provost’s summary includes a budget and explanation of the issues surrounding each of the areas needing attention and money. Hart noted in an e-mail sent with the appeal that the Liberian diocese was exploring financial and other assistance locally.Still, Donovan said the university is looking more broadly for help. “As anyone who has been through a disaster knows, help from your friends and neighbors makes a world of difference,” he said. Donovan spearheaded a campaign in 2004 after the second Liberian Civil War to replace zinc roofs which had been ripped from Cuttington’s buildings by lootersIn his appeal, Hart called Cuttington “a pride of The Episcopal Church of Liberia” and Matthews said Cuttington is known as the “Harvard of Liberia.”Student Chris N. Kollie, who works spraying disinfectant, and nursing student Sophie Jarpa, who is a wash supervisor, are on active duty at the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit while the county enjoys “zero new case” status for more than one month running, thanks in part to the volunteers and the administration of Cuttington University. Photo: Cuttington UniversityCuttington, the country’s only residential university, is home to Liberia’s nursing school and, because it offers the country’s only bachelor’s degree in nursing, many of its graduates work in critical-care situations. Many aspiring doctors study for a bachelor’s in biology at Cuttington before applying to the country’s only medical school, A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine, and Cuttington grads make up the largest portion of Dogliotti students.Hart said in his appeal that Cuttington’s residential nature makes it very expensive to run.The current Ebola outbreak began in Guinea in December 2013 and now involves Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the United Nations’ World Health Organization. Since then there have been more than 21,000 reported confirmed, probable and suspected cases of the disease, and more than 8,600 deaths, WHO said Jan. 21, noting that outcomes for many cases are unknown. Incidences of new cases of Ebola have declined from a peak of over 300 new confirmed cases per week in August and September 2014 to eight confirmed cases in the seven days ending Jan. 18, the organization said.The United Nations said Jan. 19 that the Liberian government had announced that the past week had seen no new Ebola cases in 12 of the country’s 15 counties.Matthews participated in an Anglican Alliance teleconference Jan. 22 during which Hart noted that while Ebola cases in West Africa have dropped considerably, there is still much work to be done. Hart, as head of the Internal Province of West Africa in the Church of the Province of West Africa, oversees the Anglican Communion bishops from Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Cameroon and Liberia. He thus has a broad view of the devastation and challenges wrought by the Ebola epidemic.The country’s Ministry of Education has published protocols for a safe school environment, which call for all places of learning to introduce mechanisms for keeping Ebola out of the classroom, according to news reports. They include temperature checks, hand-washing stations, a referral system and the capacity for temporary isolation should a student fall sick.To help Cuttington’s efforts to re-open, donations may be made to the Friends of Cuttington Inc., a 501(c)3 organization whose purpose is “to solicit and receive donor contributions to scholarships and programs of Cuttington University in Liberia (tax exempt).” Checks should be made payable to Friends of Cuttington and sent in care of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, 815 Second Ave., New York, NY 10017.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Bravo! and Bravo!, indeed, we made it. And my condolence to all those who lost their lives during this era. may your souls rest in perpetual peace.in another sight, Cuttington is currently providing to the International Medical Corps (I.M.C) housing accommodation for its workers to help fight against this invisible soldier, and is looking forward to granting them peaceful stay for sometimes. I think is another boost. At present, Cuttington University shadow is all over the shops and market places for salient partnership.as we stand, we remain faithful to thee. am always proud to be a scorpion. January 29, 2015 at 3:41 pm I want to extend my sincere thanks and appreciations to the people and family of International Medical Corps (IMC) for fighting ebola in Liberia, and also proving job facilities for many students and faculties, including teaching staff, matrons, deans, security and just to name a few. I think it was a great help to the people of Cuttington when it comes to financial burden. I appreciate all international emblems of IMC. Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Ask and You Shall Receive: A Fundraising Training Program for Religious Organizations and Projects Set Leaders Manual: A

first_img  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Ask and You Shall Receive: A Fundraising Training Program for Religious Organizations and Projects Set Leaders Manual: A AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News 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.last_img

Witness retracts, testifies in court that defendant did not shoot journalist

first_img November 15, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Witness retracts, testifies in court that defendant did not shoot journalist RSF_en News Organisation Follow the news on Mexico Salvador Cabrera, one of the five witnesses of the 6 April fatal shooting of Televisa correspondent Amado Ramírez in Acapulco, in the southern state of Guerrero, told an Acapulco court yesterday that the accused killer, Genaro Vázquez Durán, was not the person who shot him. According to the Acapulco-based daily El Sur, when a court official led six men, including the defendant, into the courtroom, Cabrera said none of them was the killer and that the person he saw running away from the murder scene was a bit taller and thinner, and had a shaven head.Cabrera was questioned twice, on 7 and 18 April, by prosecutor Gustavo Vázquez Muñoz. On the second occasion, he refused to sign a statement, saying the prosecutor had encouraged him to identify Vázquez Duran as the killer. He later told Televisa the prosecutor could have manipulated his testimony.The prosecutor yesterday asked the judge to pay no heed to this retraction, claiming that the witness was “trying to render a service to the defendant” by giving “baseless” evidence.——–10.04.07 – Murdered journalist’s radio programme taken off the airThe news programme “Al tanto” that had been presented by journalist Amado Ramírez on Radiorama Acapulco before he was murdered on 6 April was taken off the air yesterday after the station received threats. Ramírez, who was also correspondent for the Acapulco TV station Televisa, was killed during a wave of reprisals by drug-traffickers. The day after his murder, the Radiorama Acapulco security guard got an anonymous phone call warning that “we haven’t finished yet” and saying that Misael Habana, the co-presenter of “Al tanto,” would be the next target. Habana said Ramírez had received telephoned death threats a month ago._______________________________________________________________07.04.07 – TV correspondent gunned down in Acapulco amid wave of killingsReporters Without Borders today called for the federal authorities to be fully involved in the investigation into yesterday’s murder of Amado Ramírez, the correspondent of the privately-owned TV station Televisa, in Acapulco, in the southern state of Guerrero, in a wave of killings that has left 14 dead in the past 24 hours.“Ramírez’s death must be taken seriously by the authorities,” the press freedom organisation said. “Given the scale of the violence that has affected three states, there must be a major effort to establish the circumstances of this journalist’s execution-style killing and to identify those responsible. And the case must be handled at the federal level.”Ramírez was shot three times by a gunman who had followed him as he left his work place in downtown Acapulco, Televisa said. The authorities blamed drug traffickers for three other murders yesterday in Guerrero state. A total of ten other people were murdered in the northwestern state of Sinaloa and the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.The federal prosecutor’s office meanwhile reported that a total of 384 people suspected of involvement in drug trafficking have been murdered in Mexico since 15 March. May 5, 2021 Find out more Reports Help by sharing this information to go further NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saycenter_img Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Receive email alerts MexicoAmericas News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies MexicoAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more News April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Government pressure on TV programme considered too liberal

first_img Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa April 28, 2021 Find out more Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa June 8, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the Saudi pro-government daily Al Watan’s attempts to interfere in the programming of MBC, a privately-owned pan-Arab satellite TV station based in Dubai. A recent column in the newspaper called one of MBC’s programmes “contrary to society’s customs.”“This quarrel between news media reflects strong pressure from the government, which does not tolerate news media broaching subjects that are considered too daring for Saudi society,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Al Watan’s meddling opens the way for widespread press freedom violations in Saudi Arabia. The media need to be protected and encouraged to tackle a wide range of subjects that open up to the world.”MBC presenter Lajine Amrane spoke about problems linked to adolescent sexuality in one of her recent “Good morning, Arabs!” programmes. Al Watan deputy editor Abdallah El-Kabie called the broadcast “contrary to society’s customs” in an editorial on 15 April. “It encourages adolescents to be insolent and violate social customs,” he told Reporters Without Borders.Amrane described his comments as a “violation of freedom of expression” and called for an apology from Al Watan and its staff.Broadcast from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day except Thursday and Friday, “Good morning, Arabs!” is targeted above all at women and tackles a wide range of subjects including health, fashion and beauty. Receive email alerts RSF_en News Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS to go further RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance May 6, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government pressure on TV programme considered too liberal NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the Saudi pro-government daily Al Watan’s attempts to interfere in the programming of MBC. Follow the news on Saudi Arabia News News Organisation News Help by sharing this information March 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

French-educated blogger held incommunicado for past three weeks

first_img VietnamAsia – Pacific April 22, 2021 Find out more Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation RSF_en News The European Union called publicly for his release on 14 July. A graduate of the INSA school of engineering in Rennes, in France, Trung created the Association of Young Vietnamese for Democracy in 2007. He seems to have been arrested because of what he posted online, above all a letter to the government about education policies, and because of his involvement in the Vietnam Democracy Party. Receive email alerts A demonstration will be held at the Human Rights Esplanade in the Paris district of Trocadero on 2 August to demand Trung’s release. April 7, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information center_img Follow the news on Vietnam Arrested at his family’s home in Ho Chi Minh City on 7 July for violating article 88 of the criminal code, Trung will begin his fourth week in detention tomorrow. “No one has seen him since his arrest,” his brother told Reporters Without Borders. “We are afraid that the police are using all possible means to extract a confession from him, as they did with the lawyer Le Cong Dinh.” July 27, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French-educated blogger held incommunicado for past three weeks As a pro-democracy activist, he met Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, former US President George W. Bush and several American congressmen. Reporters Without Borders is shocked that pro-democracy blogger Nguyen Tien Trung has been held incommunicado for the past three weeks and it fears that he is being subjected to considerable physical and psychological pressure in an attempt to get him to confess to “crimes”. News “The authorities must allow Trung to receive a visit from a lawyer or his relatives at once,” Reporters Without Borders said. “These police-state methods are disgraceful and reinforce the impression that the authorities are ready to go to any lengths to crack down on dissidents. The international community must remind Vietnam of its obligation to respect human rights.” Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam VietnamAsia – Pacific News RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Newslast_img read more

Well-known Syrian cartoonist died in detention after being tortured

first_img News September 22, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Well-known Syrian cartoonist died in detention after being tortured Organisation SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law RSF_en SyriaMiddle East – North Africa to go further Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists March 12, 2021 Find out more News News Help by sharing this information February 3, 2021 Find out more Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Follow the news on Syria Rumours of his death have been circulating online in recent days and now the sources consulted by Reporters Without Borders say it has been confirmed.In July 2013, shortly before his death, he was secretly put on trial by a terrorism court in a trial with no witnesses and no defence lawyers, according to Cartoonists Rights Network International.“Akram Raslan’s death as a result of torture by the regime’s henchmen is a reminder that Syria has been a hell for journalists for more than four years,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Middle East and Maghreb desk.“Professional and citizen-journalists alike are caught between the various parties to the conflict and are terrorized by both radical Islamist groups and Bashar al-Assad’s ruthless regime. We reiterate our appeal to the UN Security Council to end the impunity by referring to the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court.” Tortured and mistreated in detention, Raslan was reportedly transferred to a hospital and died of his injuries there. Rumours of his death in detention already circulated in the latter part of 2013 but could not be confirmed at the time.Raslan was at the offices of the government newspaper Al-Fida’a in Hama when military intelligence officers arrested him on 2 October 2012 over a cartoon critical of President Assad.Ever since the start of the uprising in 2011, he had been publishing pro-opposition cartoons anonymously on Arabic-language news websites (including those of Al-Jarida and Al-Jazeera) as well as on his own blog and on social networks.The author of more than 300 published cartoons, he became well known for his commitment to the Syrian people and for criticizing the regime’s repressive practices and human rights violations. In 2013, Cartoonists Rights Network International awarded him its Courage in Editorial Cartooning prize.Ranked 177th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, Syria is one of the world’s most dangerous countries for media personnel, with at least 47 journalists and 135 online information providers killed since the start of the conflict in March 2011.At least 30 journalists and online information providers continue to be held by the Syrian government while at least 29 other journalists (including nine foreigners) are either missing or being held hostage by Islamic State or other armed extremist groups. Receive email alerts News March 8, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is stunned to learn that well-known Syrian cartoonist Akram Raslan died in detention in 2013, less than a year after his arrest in October 2012, and that his death was almost certainly the result of having been tortured by the Syrian security services. last_img read more