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Zeco Holdings Limited (ZECO.zw) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgZeco Holdings Limited (ZECO.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Zeco Holdings Limited (ZECO.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zeco Holdings Limited (ZECO.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zeco Holdings Limited (ZECO.zw)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZeco Holdings Limited builds rail wagons and locomotives through its subsidiaries for utilities in Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Ethiopia and Kenya. Formerly known as Resco, the company also manufactures roller shutters, electronic garage doors, steel windows and doorframes, burglar bars, filing cabinets and agricultural implements for the Zimbabwe building and construction sector and export to countries in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2008, the company acquired all the assets held by Corbett Holdings (Private) Limited and its operating subsidiaries; Electrical and Mechanical Suppliers and Importers (Private) Limited, Halgor Estate (Private) Limited, FaiT Lux (Private) Limited and Zimplastics (Private) Limited. Zeco Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgInterlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileInterlinked Technologies Plc develops, manufactures and markets porcelain and jointing materials for the energy, telecommunications and industrial sectors in Nigeria. The company was established to market and distribute the innovative Heat Shrink Technology pioneers by Raychem Corporation of Menlo Park, California. It has diversified into component design and manufacture, systems designs and upgrades, procurement and installation of complete power distribution substations and networks and engineering facility management. The ceramic products are marketed under the brand name Insulex and Aquakleen. Interlinked Technologies Plc’s head office is in Ikeja, Lagos and has a liaison office in Abuja for infrastructural development work in the Federal Capital Territory. Interlinked Technologies Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rapidisimas

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Por Onell A. SotoPosted Mar 22, 2012 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC [Episcopal News Service] Rowan Williams, 61, arzobispo de Cantórbery y primado de la Comunión Anglicana, sorprendió a todo el mundo el 16 de marzo con la noticia que dejará su cargo antes de fin de año y que regresará al mundo académico en la Universidad de Cambridge. Williams lleva 10 años en su cargo. En su oficina se han recibido cientos de mensajes de muchas partes del mundo. Todos los mensajes coinciden en que ha tenido un “inmenso y difícil trabajo” en mantener la unidad en la Comunión Anglicana frente a varios y complicados asuntos como la sexualidad humana. Como es costumbre ya hay personas que están apostando a su sucesor. Se rumora que el arzobispo de York, John Sentamu, originario de Uganda y el obispo de Londres Richard Chartres, son posibles candidatos. La elección será hecha mediante un complicado mecanismo por el primer ministro, John Cameron y la Reina Isabel, cabeza titular de la Iglesia de Inglaterra.La disidente cubana, Bertha Soler, y otras 30 integrantes de su agrupación Damas de Blanco fueron detenidas el domingo por el Departamento de Seguridad del Estado cuando se aprestaban a realizar su habitual marcha dominical con gladiolos en las manos y asistir a misa en la Iglesia de Santa Rita en Miramar, La Habana. Posteriormente fueron puestas en libertad.Hay informes contradictorios con referencia al grupo de 13 personas que ocuparon la semana pasada la Basílica Menor de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad en La Habana para pedir una audiencia con el papa Benedicto XVI. Unos medios dicen que el grupo fue expulsado por la fuerza. Sin embargo, una nota de prensa del arzobispado de La Habana relata los hechos y añade en parte: “Los 13 ocupantes fueron invitados a salir del templo y no ofrecieron resistencia. Los agentes que ejecutaron la operación habían asegurado que no portarían armas, que trasladarían inicialmente a las 13 personas a una unidad policial y que después los llevarían a sus casas. Igualmente aseguraron que no serían procesados por este hecho”.La reforma en materia de libertad religiosa al artículo 24 de la Constitución mexicana es un “tema inoportuno e innecesario” que está generando un debate inventado y falso, coincidieron senadores líderes de los principales partidos políticos.El pastor cristiano iraní Youcef Nadarkhani convicto en Terán por haberse convertido al cristianismo, un delito catalogado como apostasía y castigado con la pena de muerte, según la ley iraní. Cuando se le pidió que negara su fe en Cristo dijo que no podía hacerlo. Desde el 2009 está en prisión separado de su esposa y los dos hijos de ambos. En varias partes del mundo están luchando por su liberación.Horas antes de que se celebren las elecciones primarias en Illinois, clérigos evangélicos han retado a los aspirantes a cargos electivos a que re-valúen sus posturas con respecto a la inmigración. En conferencia de prensa, un grupo de pastores se unió a estudiantes indocumentados para criticar a Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum y Newt Gingrich por favorecer políticas sobre inmigración “que separan a las familias al tiempo que afirman ser personas religiosas”.Shenouda III, papa de la Iglesia Cóptica Ortodoxa, falleció el sábado 17. Tenía 89 años y había servido en la más alta posición de su iglesia por 41 años. Todos los miércoles se reunía con unas 5,000 personas y les explicaba la Biblia y otras enseñanzas cristianas. Durante el gobierno del presidente Anwar Sadat sufrió arresto domiciliario por sus diferencias con el gobierno. Según la tradición ortodoxa los obispos deben ser célibes. La iglesia copta en Egipto tiene 12 millones de fieles.El mandatario Hugo Chávez parece no estar de acuerdo con la idea de una nueva operación quirúrgica que removería su tumor en el colon, para así evitar un largo período de recuperación. Otras fuentes que aseguran haber tenido acceso directo a la información médica de Chávez coincidieron en que la enfermedad se encuentra en una etapa terminal y que al mandatario sólo le quedarían meses de vida. “Yo les he prometido que voy a vivir, y vamos a vivir y a seguir venciendo”, afirmó Chávez por la televisión estatal.Un grupo de sacerdotes austríacos que el año pasado llevó a cabo una “Llamada a la desobediencia”, se ha movilizado este año en favor del celibato opcional y de la plena participación de mujeres y laicos en la Eucaristía. Los firmantes también se oponen al cierre de parroquias cuando la única razón es la escasez de sacerdotes. “Cuando nos añaden parroquias nos convertimos en celebrantes itinerantes y dispensadores de sacramentos para personas que carecen de un adecuado cuidado pastoral”, dice el documento.VERDAD. Tras la tormenta siempre viene la calma. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab center_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rapidisimas In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel last_img read more

RFU Championship XV vs Maori All Blacks Highlights – November 2012

first_imgMonday Nov 19, 2012 RFU Championship XV vs Maori All Blacks Highlights – November 2012 Highlights of the Maori All Blacks’ 52-21 win over the RFU Championship XV in DoncasterTime: 3:45Credit: nzrugbyxvADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error End of Year Tours 2012 Related Articles 445 WEEKS AGO Kurtley Beale late try snatches win for Wallabies… 445 WEEKS AGO England upset the All Blacks with famous… 445 WEEKS AGO End of Year Tours 2012 – Week Three – Highlights… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Redcliffs Estuary / Stufkens + Chambers Architects

first_imgRedcliffs Estuary / Stufkens + Chambers ArchitectsSave this projectSaveRedcliffs Estuary / Stufkens + Chambers Architects “COPY” Architects: Stufkens + Chambers ArchitectsText description provided by the architects. The client’s simple brief called for a large, open-plan house with a palette of natural materials capable of accommodating a growing family and numerous guests. This business couple who commissioned this house were looking for a dwelling that would work on a number of levels. Firstly, they wanted a functional home. Secondly, they wanted a place to socialise with friends and business acquaintances. Thirdly, they wanted a place of spiritual calm and clarity. Challenges included site constraints and building a contemporary home in a street populated by more traditional homes.Our three-story house is composed of three separate buildings, joined by transparent links wrapped around an open courtyard. The living pavilions can be fully opened up to encourage airflow and to provide views from the courtyard through to the sea. It incorporates five bedrooms, several living areas, study, gym and adjacent lap pool and spa, a wine cellar, and multiple garaging.Save this picture!Courtesy of stufkens + chambers architectsRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodEGGERLaminatesStrong organic concrete tilt panel walls are combined with white coloured panelised cladding, plastered walls and stained cedar, carefully composed to provide a palette of texture and colour. The design specifies the use of low VOC carpets, paints, adhesives and sealants for the indoor environment. Garages are extra large encouraging the use and storage of cycles to add to sustainable transport. Dedicated service areas allow ease of council recycle bins. The design incorporates a variety of passive and heat recovery systems to reduce energy consumption and increase occupant comfort levels. An open-minded client, a commitment to contemporary architectural language, the careful use of natural materials, precise planning and detailing, and an expansion of the brief into landscaping and lighting all contributed to a successful result.Save this picture!site planThe house is notable for the way in which it explores the process of arrival and movement through the spaces, in a deliberate and sequential way. We used a limited natural palette of materials throughout – walnut timber veneer, timber flooring, exposed aggregate concrete walls, frosted glass and simple white interiors – to create a timeless, modern building, appropriate to its urban location.Save this picture!Courtesy of stufkens + chambers architectsThe kitchen is the axis of the living areas and was given special treatment with the use of light and rich walnut veneer, design elements that continue throughout the house. Differential levels divide the open plan living area and entry flow, which takes in the views with an open void featuring a transparent bridge link to the north facing terrace.Save this picture!Courtesy of stufkens + chambers architectsThe media/lounge room on the ground floor is a sound-proof room with a mixture of solid and transparent walls, which encompass a feature air-conditioned wine store. Automated solar blinds are augmented with localised, carefully-concealed air-conditioning and double glazing to achieve high levels of comfort in warm afternoon sun conditions. The ground floor slab, wall and roof construction are all heavily insulated to limit heat loss and heat gain, and create an even living environment.Save this picture!first floor planProject gallerySee allShow lessSpliced Towers / AQSO ArquitectosArticlesIn Progress: Steven Holl Architects’ Campbell Sports Center Tops OutArticles Share New Zealand Projects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/200562/vanaalst-house-stufkens-chambers-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Christchurch, New Zealandcenter_img “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of stufkens + chambers architects+ 8 Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/200562/vanaalst-house-stufkens-chambers-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeStufkens + Chambers ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChristchurchHousesNew ZealandPublished on January 17, 2012Cite: “Redcliffs Estuary / Stufkens + Chambers Architects” 17 Jan 2012. 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Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave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 stream Redcliffs Estuary / Stufkens + Chambers Architectslast_img read more

New improvements for UK Fundraising later today

first_img Howard Lake | 2 May 2005 | News New improvements for UK Fundraising later today We’ll highlight more of the range of our site’s content on the front page, focusing on what is new in the various sections. We’ll make it easier for you to find news and resources relevant to your particular discipline of fundraising e.g. direct marketing, legacy fundraising, trust fundraising, and new media fundraising.We’ll be enabling our advertisers to share details of their services in some new ways, always with the aim of helping them focus their adverts on relevant visitors to the site and reporting the results. New services include a highlighted job of the week, more detail on supplier listings, and more opportunities for button adverts.There will also be an improved recruitment section where we’ll be highlighting the services of a range of specialist fundraising recruitment agencies.We will also introduce a new service covering another community of fundraisers.We’ve added a new section to our suppliers directory to help fundraisers and charity staff locate venues for their fundraising and other events.We’ve tried to tidy up some accessibility issues too, and we’ve also invested in a faster server infrastructure for the site.Several new services won’t be fully live, so for example the UK Fundraising Forum will be available but we won’t be accepting posts for about a week. A sitewide search facility will also not be available at first. So, expect some of the changes to come in over the next few weeks.Some of these changes are our ideas, but many of them have been suggested by our users, so thank you for your ideas, and we hope you find the results useful. As in previous changes to the site we have tried to make them incremental, rather than presenting and annoying users with a great leap forward. We hope you like the new site and services. We’d welcome any comment on them, positive or negative.For details of the new advertising opportunities contact Lindsey Hood on 0207 770 6284 or Sarah Lawrence on 0207 770 6288.  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UK Fundraising will shortly be introducing some new improvements and services to its website.UK Fundraising will look slightly different later today as we introduce some improvements to the site, its services and the way we run it. For those of you confused by the separate registrations for the site, forum and newsletter, we’ll start to integrate those into a single catch-all registration. Advertisement 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 read more

Beijing authorities step up censorship and repression in June

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more June 5, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Beijing authorities step up censorship and repression in June China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further Reporters Without Borders is concerned by recent instances of Internet censorship in China which have led to the arrest of a blogger, the dismissal of a journalist and the muzzling of debate on the Tiananmen Square massacre, which took place 23 years ago yesterday. “Twenty-three years after the Tiananmen Square massacre, the Chinese government continues to stifle any criticism and to filter information on the subject,” the press freedom organization said.“It has changed its methods and these days censorship is carried out mainly on the Internet. Journalists must not only comply with the directives of the official news agency Xinhua and the ministry of propaganda when they write their articles, but they also have to be careful what they say on social networking sites. News News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific March 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more “However, journalists who write favourably about the government receive preferential treatment, while any critical posts are punished immediately.”Journalists caught in microblogging trapLast week, Yu Chen 喻尘, 39, editor of the in-depth investigative news desk at the Southern Metropolitan Newspaper (南方都市报), was suspended then forced to resign over a commentary published under his newspaper’s microblog account on the site Sina Weibo. The post, which was immediately removed by the authorities, criticized in an ironic manner the Communist Party’s control over the military.Despite the fact that Yu Chen himself was not the author of the commentary, the authorities often hold editors and webmasters responsible for published content. He was not the first journalist to have paid the price for a message posted on Weibo. On 9 April, Zhao Pu 赵普, a reporter with state-owned CCTV, was suspended for posting a warning message on his Weibo microblog about dangerous food products. On 23 March, the financial reporter Li Delin 李德林 was arrested after he posted a message on his microblog drawing attention to troop movements in Beijing. Organisation News Receive email alerts News Weibo has also removed users’ ability to display photos to prevent the distribution of images commemorating the anniversary. However, some images have slipped through the barrier, such as banned pictures of soldiers in Tiananmen Square just after the 1989 crackdown that have been published on Twitter by the blogger Zola. This censorship has provoked an outcry in the blogosphere, with users complaining that their posts have been “harmonised” minutes after being published.Among the posts that have been removed was a joke about online censorship published yesterday by Chen Baocheng 陈宝成, a journalist in Pingdu in the Shandong region, which was immediately deleted by the authorities.To commemorate the Tiananmen Square anniversary and help ensure the date is not forgotten, Reporters Without Borders is supporting demonstrations throughout the world and yesterday hosted a press conference organized by member organizations of the committee to support Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment in 2009 as a result of his fight for human rights in China.The Chinese dissident Zhang Jian 张健 attended the event, where he spoke of his personal recollections of the 1989 demonstrations in Beijing and the 4 June Movement which has been behind rallies in various cities around the world.China, which figures among Reporters Without Borders “Enemies of Internet”, fell six places in the 2011-2012 World Press Freedom Index and is now ranked 174th of 179 countries. On the other hand, Yang Rui 杨锐, a news presenter on CCTV, received no punishment for a microblog post on Sina Weibo on 16 May in which he launched an attack on foreigners living in China, calling them “trash” and “snakes” and accusing them of engaging in human trafficking and espionage, spreading lies about China and stealing its wealth.His message ended with a personal attack on Melissa Chan, an English-language correspondent for the TV station Al-Jazeera in Beijing who was expelled from China on 8 May. He said: “We kicked out that foreign bitch and closed Al-Jazeera’s Beijing bureau. We should shut up and kick out those who demonise China.”In an article published on 23 May, the party organ Global Times defended Yang Rui and played down his lapse, describing it as insensitive. However, his words were consistent with a 100-day campaign launched by the Beijing Public Security Bureau on 15 May to “clean out” non-Chinese living or working illegally in the city.Journalists are not the only ones to have suffered punishment for comments posted on Weibo. According to a report on 2 June quoted by the news site Tianshan, a Uighur netizen was arrested in the city of Urumqi in the Xinjiang region for spreading rumours on the microblogging site.Under the name Pami’er Yasen 帕米尔·亚森, he reposted information from another website about the suspicious death of a 12-year-old child in a detention centre. The police accused him of spreading false information, arousing debate on the subject, causing social unrest and being a danger to society in violation of the public security criminal code. Online censorship stepped up over Tiananmen anniversaryChinese authorities have boosted Internet censorship to circumvent any efforts to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Searches related to the anniversary on the Sina Weibo website have been blocked since yesterday. The search terms include “six four ”, the number 23, the word “candle” and the expression “never forget” have been added to the long list of words banned under Chinese censorship rules.Users of the site are greeted by a message warning them that their search results cannot be displayed “due to relevant laws, regulations and policies”, according to the US newspaper Chicago Tribune. last_img read more

Chunghwa Telecom promises to continue broadcasting New Tang Dynasty Asia Pacific

first_img Reporters Without Borders hails today’s decision by Taiwanese TV satellite operator Chunghwa Telecom (中華電信) to continue broadcasting the privately-owned TV station New Tang Dynasty Asia Pacific (新唐人電視臺) when its new satellite takes over in August.NTD-AP, whose signal is broadcast by Chunghwa Telecom’s current satellite, will be one of the TV stations carried by the new satellite, Chunghwa spokesman Chen Hui-yen said today. The company, in which the Taiwanese government has a majority share, had previously said it would be unable to continue broadcasting NTD-AP for “technical reasons.”“For the time being, we are satisfied by the initial information that we have received,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Taiwanese government has shown that it was able to intervene effectively in defence of the right to receive and import news and information. We will nonetheless wait for an accord to be signed before determining that this problem has been resolved.” Chunghwa Telecom originally claimed on 11 April that it would not be able to carry NTD-AP’s signal on its new satellite for lack of bandwidth. Reporters Without Borders wrote to the Taiwanese government on 20 May asking it to reverse this decision.NTD-AP’s programmes, which reach not only Taiwan but only mainland China, are critical of China’s ruling Communist Party and its persecution of the Falun Gong religious movement and dissidents in Tibet.——————Taiwanese TV satellite operator refuses to continue relaying New Tang Dynasty signal24-05-2011Reporters Without Borders has asked the Taiwanese authorities to explain why the country’s leading telecom company and TV satellite operator, Chunghwa Telecom (中華電信), is refusing to continue relaying New Tang Dynasty Asia Pacific (NTD-AP, 新唐人電視臺), a TV station that broadcasts programmes in Mandarin, mainly to Taiwan but also to mainland China.The press freedom organization has written to Prime Minister Wu Den-yih expressing its concern that Chunghwa Telecom is discriminating against NTD-AP.In an 11 April letter, Chunghwa Telecom told NTD-AP that it would not be able to renew their relay contract when it expires on 9 August because of “insufficient bandwidth” on its new satellite, ST-2, which is about to replace the existing one, ST-1.“The contradictions in the reasons given by Chunghwa Telecom for not renewing the contract and the supposed limitations of the new satellite’s technical capacity suggest that the real reasons lie elsewhere,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The similarities of this dispute and the dispute between NTD-AP’s parent station, NTD-TV, and the French satellite operator Eutelsat, make us fear the worst.“In the latter case, it was established that the Chinese authorities were involved and had pressured Eutelsat to stopping relaying NTD-TV, which they have repeatedly criticized. If it turns out that the same has happened with NTD-AP, the credibility of the Taiwanese government, which has a controlling share of Chunghwa Telecom, will be badly damaged.”Ever since its creation in August 2007 NTD-TV, which claims to have 3.7 million subscribers in Taiwan, has broadcast programmes that are very different from those carried by the official Chinese media. In particular, it has programmes about human rights, repression in Tibet and harassment of religious groups in China such as Falun Gong and Christian churches. Eutelsat stopped relaying its signal in 2008.Taiwan is ranked 48th out of 178 countries in the 2010 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.After Sylvia Feng was ousted as president of Taiwan’s Public Television Service (PTS) last October, Reporters Without Borders reminded the government of its undertakings to respect the state-owned media’s independence.——See another Eutelsat case: http://en.rsf.org/georgia-another-case-of-political-25-02-2010,36538.html Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information June 20, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Chunghwa Telecom promises to continue broadcasting New Tang Dynasty Asia Pacific News RSF to Taiwanese President: “Taiwan urgently needs media reform to tackle disinformation” TaiwanAsia – Pacific TaiwanAsia – Pacific News Taiwan: the non-renewal of CTi news channel’s licence does not go against press freedom Newscenter_img RSF_en Organisation November 20, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Taiwan Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage to go further June 29, 2020 Find out more May 18, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Journalist Chandra Giri has been missing for more than two weeks

first_img News Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill NepalAsia – Pacific May 17, 2019 Find out more Organisation May 29, 2019 Find out more News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Nepal Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story January 17, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Chandra Giri has been missing for more than two weekscenter_img June 8, 2020 Find out more Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage Help by sharing this information Journalist Chandra Giri, of the privately-owned weekly Shram has not been seen for more than two weeks, since his disappearance on 30 December 2004 and no group has admitted to having kidnapped him.Two days earlier members of the security forces abducted Sitaram Parajuli the editor of the same Kathmandu-based newspaper, before releasing him on 9 January 2005.After the abduction of Parajuli, Reporters Without Borders voiced its deep concern about Giri’s plight. “This journalist must be found as quickly as possible,” it said in a letter to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. “We call on you to see there is a thorough investigation to find and punish the kidnappers”.Giri, who is 23, went missing minutes after visiting the editor of the weekly Samay, Yubaraj Ghimire in Hariharbhawan close to the capital, to inform him about the arrest of Parajuli. Two people accompanying him, fellow journalist Janmadev Jaishi and Parajuli’s younger brother, told Reporters Without Borders they did not know what had happened at the time of his disappearance.After several hours with no news, his family and colleagues concluded that he had been kidnapped but they did not know by whom or anything of his whereabouts. Shram and the Kathmandu branch of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) nevertheless suspect that the security forces were behind the abduction.Giri, also works for the weeklies Halchal and Economic Post, both published in Kathmandu. NepalAsia – Pacific to go further News RSF_en Newslast_img read more

French counter-terrorism bill lacks press freedom safeguards

first_img Receive email alerts RSF_en News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on France FranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Judicial harassment Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges France’s legislators not to sacrifice pressfreedom to security concerns in the bill to “reinforce counter-terrorism anddomestic security” that the National Assembly’s Legal Committee will begindiscussing today. May 10, 2021 Find out more News Hémicycle de l’Assembleé nationale / AFP Organisation to go furthercenter_img September 12, 2017 French counter-terrorism bill lacks press freedom safeguards Measures appropriate to a state of emergency would become a permanent feature of French life under this proposed law, which would put national security above all other considerations and would jeopardize civil liberties, including the freedom to inform.RSF calls on the Legal Committee’s members to ensure that journalists are able to continue working and protecting the confidentiality of their sources. The Paris-based NGO sent its recommendations on this bill to the Legal Committee at the end of last week.Every democracy has to strike a balance between freedom and security but this bill, which the Senate approved on 18 July and which begins its committee stage in the lower house today, clearly puts security before the protection of rights and freedoms. Several of its provisions would undermine the ability of journalists to work freely and protect the confidentiality of their communications and sources.Unfounded suspicionsMany human rights groups have criticized the bill. They say it would institutionalize suspicion, would limit the role of judges in protecting rights, and would target “behaviour” – forms of existence and expression – rather than actual crimes. They also argue that its focus on “threats to security and public order” and on “defending and promoting the nation’s fundamental interests” goes much further that what is needed to combat terrorism.As a result of all these concerns, many organizations that defend human rights and fundamental freedom, including RSF, are pressing France’s legislators to reinforce the bill’s safeguards for rights and freedoms.The bill endangers press freedom by allowing surveillance, searches and other intelligence-gathering methods that, if applied to individual journalists, could prevent them from working or could limit their ability to protect their communications and sources, and therefore to conduct thorough, confidential investigations into sensitive subjects.Any persons “entering into regular contact” with individual terrorists or terrorist organizations could, under the bill, be the subject of a judicial order confining them to the municipality where they live, forcing them to wear an electronic bracelet and forcing them to terminate all contact with these individuals or organizations.But journalists specializing, for example, in covering Jihadi networks have every right to contact individual terrorists or terrorist organizations for the purpose of research and information-gathering and in order to satisfy the need to get opposing views and reflect the adversary’s worldview.As the bill’s wording lacks clarity, it would be hard to ensure that such “regular contact” would not be used as grounds to place a journalist under surveillance. Because of the vague and subjective nature of such terms as a person’s “behaviour” and “serious grounds for suspecting” a threat, journalists could be placed under surveillance although engaged in the normal and legitimate activity of gathering information on matters of public interest.RSF therefore urges legislators to ensure that the law makes an exception for those in regular contact with terrorists in the course of “practicing a profession whose purpose is to inform the public” – the same exception that exists in article 421-2-5-2 of the criminal code on regular visits to terrorist websites.The bill’s article 4 on searches also poses a problem. It says searches cannot be conducted and material cannot be seized in “places designated for the practice of professional journalistic activities.” But this does not suffice to ensure that the homes of journalists could not be searched on the grounds of their “behaviour” or regular contact with terrorists.Journalists could have confidential documents, including information about their sources, in their homes. If homes can be searched and computers can be seized, journalists cannot protect the confidentiality of any of their sources, whether or not these sources are suspected terrorists. The police could use a journalist’s contacts with a terrorist as grounds for searching their home and taking their computer, and could thereby get access to all the information they have gathered in the course of their reporting, and to all their sources.Tighter controls on searchesRSF therefore urges legislators to include specific safeguards on searches of journalists’ homes. Above all, a judge must supervise such searches and ensure that the investigation respects the journalists’ freedom to exercise their profession, does not violate the confidentiality of their sources, and does not constitute an unwarranted obstruction or delay to the publication of information.Press freedom and the confidentiality of sources are also threatened by the bill’s provision for monitoring wireless networks “not involving an electronic communications operator.” This could include wireless intranets, private networks, a news organization’s network, and the public WiFi on a train. These intelligence-gathering methods are permitted in the same way as they already are in the intelligence law adopted in July 2015, which RSF condemned at the time.The long list of “fundamental national interests” that can justify surveillance and interception, the lack of prior control by a judge, and the complete inadequacy of the safeguards for journalists would make it very easy for the intelligence service to discover who journalists are in contact with. The confidentiality of their sources would be no more than an illusion under this bill, as it is already under the 2015 intelligence law.These provisions could even obstruct the work of NGOs such as RSF. The grounds for surveillance include protecting “leading foreign policy interests.” So, if RSF organized a demonstration in Paris during a visit by a foreign president, as it has in the past, its wireless communications could be intercepted.Reinforcing the procedural safeguards against abusive surveillance is therefore essential. In particular, prior control by a regular court judge should be incorporated into this proposed law, as it should into the 2015 intelligence law.This proposed law should also include solid procedural safeguards preventing or strictly regulating any surveillance of journalists in connection with their work. Similarly, no surveillance of news organization intranets or wireless networks used solely by journalists should ever be possible. 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