September traffic rises for Ryanair

first_img September traffic rises for Ryanair KCS-content Share Monday 4 October 2010 8:25 pm BUDGET airline Ryanair carried more passengers in September compared with the same period last year.According to the Dublin-based airline led by chief executive Michael O’Leary, it carried 6.84m people last month, marking a sharp 12 per cent increase from September last year when it flew 6.12m people. However, Ryanair said that it has flown 71.6m passengers during the year to 10 September. This number includes the 1.45m passengers who were booked to fly but didn’t during the six-day closure of European airspace as a result of the volcanic eruptions in Iceland.The airline said in July that the Icelandic ash cloud had caused it to scrap almost 10,000 flights at a cost of €50m (£43.2m). The impact caused the airline’s profits to fall by almost 25 per cent during the first quarter of the year causing them to come in at €93.7m (£80m).Meanwhile, Ryanair’s flights were almost at full capacity last month after the airline filled 86 per cent of its planes. The number, known as load factor, rose by one per cent compared to the same period last year when Ryanair filled 85 per cent of its planes. During the last 12 months, on average, Ryanair’s load factor reached 82 per cent. whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ 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 PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times 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 Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Portugal hit by rating downgrade

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Tuesday 15 March 2011 10:06 pm whatsapp INTERNATIONAL ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded Portugal’s sovereign debt rating and assigned it a negative outlook.Its rating of Portugal’s long-term government bonds is now A3, down from A1, following a review initiated last year.The downgrade was driven by subdued growth prospects in the country while it restructures its economy.Moody’s said Portugal’s continued reliance on external financing hindered its position, whilst the possibility of government intervention to save its banks would also have an impact.However, the credit rating agency also noted Portugal’s progress so far, particularly in its labour market reform and efforts towards fiscal consolidation. More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell 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.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org KCS-content center_img Portugal hit by rating downgrade Share Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Todayautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldlast_img read more

Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgSovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSovereign Trust Insurance Plc is an insurance and risk management services company in Nigeria licensed to cover all cases of life and non-life insurance. Products cover the spectrum of travel, quote and buy, family wellbeing, vehicle, 3 rd party motor and marine insurance. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc was established following the restructuring and recapitalisation of the then Grand Union Assurances Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why investing is like losing weight

first_img Enter Your Email Address T Sligo | Friday, 31st January, 2020 Image source: Getty Images Was losing a bit of weight one of your New Year’s resolutions?If so, at almost a month in this must feel like the crunch time. You might not be noticing any results yet, and wondering if you should change what you’re doing.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…You might have read one of your friend’s social media posts about how they lost half a stone in a month, as you look down at the scales showing hardly any adjustment.I walked past a pharmacy yesterday. There was a poster slapped up haphazardly in the window, advertising a weight-loss supplement.Call me cynical, but this looked like a marketing ploy aimed at the people undertaking a New Year’s resolution.And then I thought about how similar to investing this was.The SwindleI’ll let you into a secret. There is no get-rich-quick scheme.I’m no dietician by any stretch of the imagination, but the same is probably true for weight loss.It’s true that some people have made money from speculating on things like Bitcoin. We have all read about how a lucky few made a fortune when the cryptocurrency surged in 2017.But that’s all it is: speculation. Bitcoin has no true value and has no assets or cash flow to measure it against.This is where I have to take my hats off to marketing companies.Ignore the noiseLike weight-loss advertising, financial marketing companies often highlight a few lucky examples of how people have experienced a rapid change in circumstances.Funnily enough, the story normally ends there. It ignores the fact that people might have lost money speculating.They paint such a compelling picture, that it’s easy to buy into it. Why waste time going through the hard slog, when you could get rich – or lose weight – overnight.If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.Get rich slowlyRather than get-rich-quick, I prefer the expression ‘get-rich-slowly’. It might not sound as thrilling. But over the years, I’ve realised investing should be boring. If it feels exciting, then I’m probably doing something wrong.There is no doubt that it will take patience and sacrifices to build wealth.Might the same be true with weight loss?Don’t lose moneyWarren Buffett has a rule: “don’t lose money”. This has framed the way I look at investing.This is the reason I look to invest in established businesses that I understand, that have a strong record of increasing revenue, and a competitive edge over its rivals.Even some index funds offer diversification and might be a good alternative for those starting with more modest sums.The important thing is discipline. It might take longer, but I believe buying shares in companies that you have researched and have the qualities you look for, will probably be safer than speculating on cryptocurrencies.So whether it’s investing or weight loss, I think the two key attributes to possess are patience and discipline. 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Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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Here’s what I think nuclear fusion news means for BP

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Jay Yao | Friday, 23rd October, 2020 | More on: BP Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Here’s what I think nuclear fusion news means for BPcenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Jay Yao Fusion has always been a potential game changer for the energy sector, which has long been dominated by companies like BP (LSE: BP). If successful, nuclear fusion can provide practically limitless energy that’s clean, abundant, and that doesn’t produce radioactive waste. Given that fusion doesn’t emit carbon, it would be a ‘game changer’ for the fight against global warming too. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…While in the past, fusion was always ‘many years away’ and an aspirational tech, it now looks like fusion technology has a good probability of being viable sooner than expected. Recently, scientists made public a number of research papers that showed their nuclear fusion reactor design is ‘very likely to work’. The MIT-associated scientists are already helping construct a potential fusion reactor that could come online as early as 2025. A fusion reactor that produces electricity commercially could be available as early as the 2030s. Given fusion’s transformative impact, here’s how I think fusion will affect the energy sector and BP. Competition will increase in the energy sectorGiven its transformative potential, I think if fusion becomes commercially viable, it will increase competition for all other forms of energy that generate electricity for distribution. For BP, that means potentially more competition for its natural gas and renewable energy operations. Just how disruptive fusion would be in the early years depends on how cheap the energy form can be and how much countries will subsidise its adoption. Given that it’s a green energy that could help fight against climate change, I think it’s safe to say that countries will want to subsidize it to a fairly significant degree. Big countries have spent billions working on the fusion project ITER, for example. Countries around the world are also spending a lot of money on other green energy investments. Although countries may want to subsidise it, I nevertheless think there is room for the private sector to participate. Companies run by the private sector tend to be more efficient and unlock tech advancements faster than the public sector. What I think the news means for BPAlthough fusion might mean more competition, I think there is still time for big oil companies like BP to adjust. The 2030s are still a while away and fusion won’t directly produce a transportation fuel for oil guzzling cars. As it stands, I think fusion is actually more of an opportunity for the big oil companies that are nimble enough. Big oil companies are already familiar with projects that take a lot of upfront investment and a long time before reaching fruition. They have world-class employees to help unlock tech advancements. Fusion might also fit into BP’s pivot into green energy.For BP, perhaps more investment into fusion could be a good idea. If BP makes an investment in fusion, it wouldn’t be the first big oil companies to do so. Other big oil companies like Eni already own a part of the MIT-associated scientists’ start-up, named Commonwealth Fusion Systems, for example. If BP transitions into fusion in a big way, I think its valuation could potentially benefit given that many may come to think of it as a ‘tech stock’ too.  Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Fukasawa House / Be-Fun Design

first_imgManufacturers: Nemetschek, Sangetsu, Clion, Sanwa CompanyStructure:AndoKosaku Structural EngineersConstruction:Dircorporation co.ltd.City:SetagayaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hiroyuki HiraiRecommended ProductsPartitionsC.R. Laurence487 Series Interior Office PartitionPartitionsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSInternal PartitionsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. A project meant to be dismantled. The proposal was based on how to use the site considering its future as a house for a family who is currently living separately. We had to think about how to make good use of the site for the pending state before the owner moves in with his family in a decade. To do so, we explored the notion of universality for the structure, which led us to build a skeleton able to adapt to future uses like SOHO businesses, stores etc.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki HiraiSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Hiroyuki HiraiThe aim is to use this universal skeleton to renovate the building depending on the time, and allow it to be involved in the city scenery, adopting activities that might make profit. Instead of multiplying the air pockets in the neighborhood, we can actively participate in the urban dynamic. We used the minimum of concrete for the structure to allow abundant flexibility, with a three-dimensional consideration, so that both walls and floors can be opened or partitioned in the future.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki HiraiCurrently, the boundaries are made from dry partitions, and wooden beams, easy to dismantle if needed. A checked pattern used for the structure, alternate on each floor, allows us to adjust the connection with the outside depending on the functions that the building will take in the future. The first version of the building consists of rental apartments exclusively for people living with cats.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Hiroyuki HiraiThe configuration of the units has been thought as a place to cohabit with these creatures who have, like humans, their own intentions. The cats are considered as “roommates” instead of “pets”. The six units, spread on a duplex, are built in a way that both humans and cats are feeling the existence of each other, by placing the cat’s path above the stairwell, opening on the bathroom and the atrium. By using sliding doors, we dedicate a space for humans and inversely one for the cats, while maintaining a space for communication. Thus, both can evolve independently, thanks to a different regard on a cross-species living style.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki HiraiProject gallerySee allShow lessBASE Office / UtA / Unemori teco AssociatesSelected ProjectsHood River Residence / Scott | Edwards ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Projects Houses Photographs:  Hiroyuki Hirai Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  68 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Fukasawa House / Be-Fun DesignSave this projectSaveFukasawa House / Be-Fun Design Save this picture!© Hiroyuki Hirai+ 16Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959056/fukasawa-house-be-fun-design Clipboard “COPY” ArchDailycenter_img CopyHouses•Setagaya, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959056/fukasawa-house-be-fun-design Clipboard 2020 Photographs Architects: Be-Fun Design Area Area of this architecture project Fukasawa House / Be-Fun Design Japan Year:  CopyAbout this officeBe-Fun DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSetagayaOn FacebookJapanPublished on March 29, 2021Cite: “Fukasawa House / Be-Fun Design” 28 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?东京人与猫之屋,为’被拆除‘而生 / Be-Fun Design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

New tool to integrate on- and off-line marketing by charities

first_imgNew tool to integrate on- and off-line marketing by charities  28 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Technology 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. Howard Lake | 3 March 2008 | News Tangible Data (formerly Talking Numbers) has developed a new multi-channel campaign management system that integrates donor and supporter data from both online and off-line activity. The tool, called ‘Magellan’, offers a ‘single customer view’ from the various separate ‘silos’ that most charities still hold data in.The new tool enables campaign planning, reporting and analysis, web tracking and analysis, and email broadcasting from the desktop, and is aimed at medium-sized to larger charities.At Magellan’s heart is a SQL RDBMS system, which generates one merged dataset by taking feeds of data defined to a charity’s own business rules and specific requirements so they receive the accurate and detailed customer records.For example, in an emergency appeal, Magellan will allow a charity to segment and contact all those supporters who have given to disaster relief in, for example, Africa with an email timed to arrive a few hours before a news item appears on the national TV news. A follow-up message could be sent the next morning and the whole activity tied into a larger offline direct mail campaign. Alternatively offline activity can drive people to respond via websites and appeals micro-sites. All this activity can be tracked and measured with a web analytics facility.“Many charities are reluctant to try online fundraising because they often don’t have the in-house knowledge to carry it out effectively,” said Nigel Magson, Tangible Data’s managing director. “Magellan however, will bring email marketing within reach by eliminating the need for third parties, enabling email and web activity to be really integrated with off-line campaign activity, quickly and easily.”www.talkingnumbers.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Value of gifts in wills rises over 30% in 12 months, figures show

first_imgValue of gifts in wills rises over 30% in 12 months, figures show The financial value of gifts being left to charity has increased by over 30% in the last 12 months, according to figures from Co-op Legal Services.It recently conducted a survey into death, dying and bereavement, speaking to over 30,000 people about life planning. The findings reveal that 68% of UK adults have not yet written a will. However, among those who have put provisions in place, the Co-op Legal Services data reveals that the financial value of gifts being left to charity in wills has increased by over 30% in the last year.Cancer, animal and poverty charities are most popular beneficiaries, with houses, land, paintings and music collections among the items left in wills to charities. While cancer charities remain at the top, animal charities are continuing to rise in popularity, with almost a quarter (23%) of all legacy gifts being given to them. According to Co-op Legal Services, this has risen by almost 10% in the last 12 months. A tenth (11%) of legacy gifts have been pledged to local causes.This Remember A Charity Week, Co-op Legal Services is encouraging UK adults to consider legacy giving when recording their final wishes, by offering a discount of up to 20% off their will writing services through its partnership with Remember A Charity.James Antoniou, Head of Wills for Co-op Legal Services said:‘’There is certainly still a desire for clients to leave charitable gifts of all types in wills, for a variety of personal reasons and this is something that the charities heavily rely on. We work with a number of large and smaller charities offering affordable will writing services to their supporters to make this possible.“We’re delighted to be partnering with Remember A Charity for the sixth year running, as we continue to progress with our shared aim to make will writing and considering leaving a gift to charity the social norm.”Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, added: Advertisement “It’s great to see that Co-op Legal Services is continuing to support our campaign, driving legacy giving forward on behalf of our charities. Gifts in Wills – whether financial or not – are the lifeblood of so many vital services that are provided by charities all over the UK.”  129 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 Tagged with: legacies legacy pledges Melanie May | 11 September 2018 | News  130 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Government unveils bill to step up control of independent press

first_img June 24, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government unveils bill to step up control of independent press Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell Organisation News November 12, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Zimbabwecenter_img Reports ZimbabweAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more News to go further RSF_en A bill to amend the March 2002 law on access to information and protection of privacy, announced by the Zimbabwean government on 18 June, will reinforce control over an already debilitated independent press, Reporters Without Borders protested today.”What happened to the Daily News and, more recently, The Tribune clearly show that the access to information law is a tool used by President Robert Mugabe’s government to censor the privately-owned media and silence all dissenting voices,” the organization said. “This new amendment will just give the courts additional powers to harass and punish.”Section 83 of the 2002 law bans journalists from working unless they previously obtain a renewable 12-month accreditation from the government’s Media and Information Commission (MIC). Under the proposed amendment, any breach of this section will be punishable by up to two years in prison.”This will confirm Zimbabwe’s status as southern Africa’s worst violator of press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said, calling on the authorities to abandon a bill that will mean that “journalists can be imprisoned for just doing their job.”The unveiling of the bill comes on the heels of an MIC order on 10 June closing The Tribune for a year, in response to which The Tribune owner Kindness Paraza announced that he intended to continue to bring the newspaper out in defiance of the order.Around 100 journalist have had their accreditation withdrawn in the past two years. Dissuading them from continuing to work without accreditation is clearly one of the aims of the new amendment. It is scheduled to be submitted within a few weeks to a parliament that consists mainly of members of the ruling Zanu PF party. ZimbabweAfrica September 1, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Lukashenko delivers last fatal blow to independent newspaper

first_img RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” December 27, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Lukashenko delivers last fatal blow to independent newspaper May 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belarus RSF_en News Voicing deep regret that the newspaper Solidarnost will no longer be available at news stands on 1 January, Reporters Without Borders today roundly condemned the action of the Belarusian authorities in denying the country’s independent newspapers access to all necessary resources.Belsayuzdruk, a state company that has a monopoly on newspaper distribution, announced on 30 November that its contract with Solidarnost would not be renewed. It gave no explanation. Three weeks before that, on 9 November, the state postal service said it would cease to distribute Solidarnost to its subscribers from the start of 2006. The first crippling blow for Solidarnost came in January 2004 when Belarus’s only printers, Krasnaya Zvezda, which is also state-owned, refused to continue printing the newspaper, forcing it to turn to a company in the Russian city of Smolensk.“The arsenal of repressive administrative measures deployed against the news media shows that President Lukashenko is bent on systematically silencing all criticism,” Reporters Without Borders said. “His aim is to leave Belarus without any opposition in order to pave the way for his triumph in next year’s presidential election. All the media are in his sights and there is every reason to think his offensive will accelerate as the election approaches.”Solidarnost was founded as the mouthpiece of an independent trade union grouping in 1991, when Belarus was about to detach itself from the Soviet Union and become independent. Published in Russian and Belarusian, it gradually turned a moderate opposition newspaper critical of the Lukashenko regime. Of late, its sales had been on the increase, with more than 95 per cent of its 5,400 print run being sold.The newspaper received a deadly warning on 20 October 2004, when one of its staff journalists, Veronika Cherkasova, was stabbed to death in her Minsk home. From the outset, the prosecutor’s office ruled out any possibility that her murder was linked to her work as a journalist, although she had been investigating arms sales that Belarus had made to Iraq while Saddam Hussein was still in power.The termination of news stand sales is the final blow for Solidarnost. Editor Alexandre Starikevitch said it would henceforth only be able to survive as a website or as a clandestinely distributed newsletter like the Soviet-era samizdats.“Officially, we have not been forbidden to do anything, but we have been cut off from all means of existence,” he said. Its circulation is too low for it to get enough advertising revenue to be distributed free of charge. The staff are looking for jobs with other newspapers.Since the start of this year, at least 15 independent newspapers have suddenly found themselves denied printing or distribution services by state-owned monopolies and have been forced to seek ways of surviving outside Belarus. News BelarusEurope – Central Asia News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says to go further Help by sharing this information News June 2, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Receive email alerts The termination of news stand sales is the final blow for Solidarnost. Voicing deep regret that the newspaper Solidarnost will no longer be available at news stands on 1 January, Reporters Without Borders today roundly condemned the action of the Belarusian authorities in denying the country’s independent newspapers access to all necessary resources. Organisation May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more