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Salary Survey 2020: Part 1

first_img12th November 2020 | By Stephen Carter In addition to the main salary survey, gaming employers were also surveyed as part of the Conexus Skills & Employment survey. Will Sawney identifies three main trends The industry has shown true resilience and commitment to its workforce, making redundancies only as a last resort and at far lower rates than many other hard-hit industries. That’s not to say there haven’t been painful losses, but on the whole the outlook for 2021 seems increasingly strong as confidence in growth plans returns. Hiring continued, but remote is no true substitute Welcome to the third annual iGB-Pentasia salary survey, the industry’s most comprehensive benchmarking of igaming sector pay. In Parts 2 and 3, the Pentasia team break down how compensation has changed by region, department and role, but first Alastair Cleland introduces this year’s edition with an overview and analysis of the headline findings Demand remains high, but salaries may have peaked Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: People Diversity HR People moves Recruitment Essential recruitment processes continued throughout lockdown, with 60% of employers interviewing candidates remotely in 2020. However, while remote hiring is entirely possible, there are drawbacks. Processes have been significantly slower this year. The experience of a face-to-face interview is difficult to properly replicate, and it can be especially hard for both sides to judge commitment levels. 43% of the igaming leaders we surveyed this summer rated “hiring high-quality talent” as a top priority for their business. We hope that the insight provided in this survey enables your business to go into 2021 with a clear picture of what’s needed to achieve this goal. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Future leaders will be necessary for the industry’s evolution, both in maturing (mostly European) markets and younger regions including the USA. As the world faces a period of widespread economic downturn, perhaps now is the ideal time to develop longer-term talent pipelines and support those with the potential to lead. In the more immediate term, demand for talent in many areas barely dropped for a moment. Compliance, tech and data professionals are as sought after as ever, if not more so. Average tech salaries are up 5%, and analyst salaries by 7%, bucking the broader trend. The whole world is digitalising, so competition for talent in these areas is tougher than ever. Will rising unemployment end the igaming skills shortage? Only for those who take a long-term approach to talent acquisition. Short term, even higher applicant numbers are unlikely to increase the ‘qualified’ candidate pool. In the longer term, with patience and adequate training, the industry has a clear opportunity to grow by hiring from beyond its walls. For a few months at the height of the 2020 lockdowns, many employers initiated a ‘critical hires only’ policy. Most of these policies were quickly relaxed and demand isn’t far off pre-Covid levels in many areas. Hiring budgets, though, have far less headroom than before. Employers are focused on achieving productivity at the best possible rate, so while attracting talent remains a high priority, it’s unlikely we’ll see salaries increasing significantly just yet. Alastair Cleland is managing director – Pentasia and Will Sawney, head of marketing – The Conexus Group Salary Survey 2020: Part 1 Employees love working from home, employers… not so much Considering everything that 2020 has thrown at us, the picture this year’s survey paints could have been substantially worse. The headline average salary rate fell, but only by 1% compared with 2019 and it is still far above 2018 levels. Candidate requests for remote working options have risen fast since 2018. This year the efficacy was proven, with employers rating productivity 22% in the largely remote periods of lockdown. Nevertheless, many of the big employers were still quick to return staff to their desks and are palpably hesitant about long-term remote working. Our data shows leadership salaries once again peaking – now up to an average of £130,000, with many clearly hitting far higher levels. These sometimes dizzy heights are encouraging companies to look further down the ranks for future leaders. In fact, it’s the ‘new wave’ of up-and-coming talent that’s been in highest demand recently. The employer viewWorkforce expected to be 5% larger by end of 2020 compared to prior year  58% made zero redundancies. Majority avoided redundancies or furlough, but 1 in 10 made “significant” cuts   Growth plans 27% lower At the start of 2020, 84% of employers forecasted “workforce growth” – now only 57% do60% interviewed remotely Hiring processes continued, with remote interviews now commonplace   55% trained staff remotely eLearning and virtual courses were widely used, and 45% inducted staff remotely too   Source: The Conexus Skills & Employment survey 2020 Data based on responses from only C-Level, HR leadership and managerial profiles   It’s been a harder year for those in sales and marketing, who have experienced average salary declines of 15% and 7% respectively. These departments have felt the sharpest pain in terms of job reductions, but there is cause for some optimism; the industry’s return to confidence about 2021 growth is already showing, with early signs of a jobs rebound. Tags: Salary Survey 2020 Pentasia In Part 2, Pentasia’s regional experts provide detailed analysis of the trends and drivers of salaries in their respective territories Peoplelast_img read more

United Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgUnited Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about United Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUnited Docks Limited is a Mauritian real estate development company that indulges in real estate development, strategic investment, property management, warehousing as well as logistics solutions in the Republic of Mauritius. The company also engages in different segments of real estate which include business parks, office buildings and mixed-use developments. United Docks Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgWema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileWema Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, savings account, loans and overdrafts to revolving credit, warehouse financing, letters of credit and invoice discounting/receivable refinancing. Trade services include bills for collection, shipping documents handling, trade finance, invisible trade, offshore guarantees and advisory services. Other products and services support small and medium-sized enterprises, foreign exchange, cash management, retail management and integrated revenue services. Founded in 1945, Wema Bank Plc now as an extensive network of some 125 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Wema Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Vote tomorrow in The Apopka Voice Reader’s Poll – Seat #2…

first_img One poll would have been enough for the runoff. Did not need two opened. Waste of taxpayer’s money…… If some people were disappointed to see a 20 percent turnout of the registered Apopka voters, that voted last time in Apopka’s election, then they are probably going to be truly disappointed in the turnout percent of this runoff coming up….just saying. Reply Reply Please enter your name here April 3, 2018 at 12:35 pm 2 COMMENTS Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSDecision Apopka 2018 Previous articleJoin The Apopka Voice team: Sales Manager neededNext articleMLK’s vision matters today for the 43 million Americans living in poverty Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herecenter_img Mama Mia Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 At a March 15th, 2017 City Council meeting, Commissioner Diane Velazquez verbally announced her intentions to run for re-election to the Apopka City Commission. It was the beginning of the race for Seat #2. But then over eight months passed, and Velazquez found herself still running in her own lane unopposed.Then on December 1st, 2017 two candidates joined Velazquez in the race and filed to run in the Seat #2 election – Leroy Bell and Alicia Koutsoulieris. Then on January 4th, during the Apopka Municipal Election qualifying week, Alice Nolan filed to also run for Seat #2.Nolan, the overachieving candidate in 2016,  received 2,159 votes (22.74%) in the Seat #3 election against incumbent Commissioner Sam Ruth and eventual winner and current Commissioner Doug Bankson in 2016 but did not qualify for the runoff a month later. She did, however, gain political momentum that many thought would propel her into another campaign in 2018.All along this race seemed destined to go to a runoff – and here we are.In two polls conducted in January and February by The Apopka Voice, Nolan and Velazquez ran neck-and-neck, then on election day, Nolan edged Velazquez with 2,478 votes (39.7%), while Velazquez received 2,340 votes (37.49%). In third place was Leroy Bell with 1,206 votes (19.32%), and Alicia Koutsoulieris received 218 (3.49%).Now with Bell and Koutsoulieris off the ballot, who holds the edge in this head-to-head runoff? Where does the race for Seat #2 stand? Will it be as close as election day? There’s one way to find out.Wednesday, April 4th at noon, we will publish an online poll of our readers that will ask one question:If the runoff election for Apopka City Commission Seat #2 were held today, who would you vote for? Alice Nolan or Commissioner Diane Velazquez?The poll will close at noon on Friday, April 6th, at which time we will publish its results.This is not a scientific poll. The margin of error is unknown, but it should reflect a snapshot of where our readers stand with these two candidates at the beginning of their campaigns, but with less than three months to go before Election Day.So Wednesday at noon, vote for the Seat #2 candidate you think will best lead Apopka into its promising future. April 3, 2018 at 12:29 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mialast_img read more

Student Housing from República Portátil to Foster Stronger Com…

first_img “COPY” Student Housing from República Portátil to Foster Stronger Community TiesSave this projectSaveStudent Housing from República Portátil to Foster Stronger Community Ties CopyChilean architects República Portátil have revealed their proposal for temporary multi-residential housing in Concepción, Chile. Responding to sites left vacant in the wake of the 2010 Chile Earthquake, the Vertical Student Housing project would accommodate students and members of the general public alike.Driven by a desire to “promote interaction and relationships among strangers,” República Portátil frame the housing project as a counterpoint to “standardized real estate projects” which, in their view, encourage “social segregation of the city.”Learn more about the project and view selected images after the break.+ 16Save this picture!Courtesy of República PortátilRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodEGGERLaminatesThe proposed site for the Vertical Student Housing project is bookended by two existing residential zones and located in the centre of the city. A compact footprint of 605-square-meters has previously precluded the site from commercial development and forced República Portátil to be as efficient with space as possible.It is envisioned that the project will accommodate members of the high student population of Concepción, and the “temporary user… who generates little roots and is able to live in small spaces.” The proposal relies upon the capacity of both its site and residents for adaptation, and targets those “who [bring their] life in a suitcase.”Save this picture!Courtesy of República PortátilIn a practical sense, this notion is manifest in a series of separate volumes unified by shared spaces for circulation and socializing. Private living spaces are stacked and arranged within a timber scaffold and topped with PVC A-frame roofs that allow ventilation and sunlight penetration. Common spaces between dwellings are used as recreational areas, and for utilities such as shared gardens and clotheslines. República Portátil emphasize the “development of relationships between strangers”, and reframe daily activities as acts of social gathering.Save this picture!Courtesy of República PortátilTranslucent insulating membranes reduce solar gain, particularly when combined with high ceiling heights and mesh shading along the north side of the structures.An economy of space pervades the project; at a large scale with the multi-residential structures and at a smaller one in the individual rooms. Furniture is wall-mounted and multifunctional, and sleeping quarters tucked into the attic space of each residential unit. Save this picture!Courtesy of República PortátilIf realized, the project would comprise 12 four-story multi-residential structures, and house students from the 23 nearby educational institutions.ArchitectsRepública Portátil LocationBío Bío Region, ChileArchitecture & DesignRepública PortátilStudent TeamRocío Vásquez Schillinger, Gonzalo Burgos, Héctor Contreras, Camila LuzaProject Year2015PhotographsCourtesy of República PortátilProject gallerySee allShow lessGerrit Rietveld College / atelier PROSelected ProjectsRTA-Office’s Mountainous “Cultural Container” Wins First PrizeAwarded Competition Share ArchDaily Student Housing from República Portátil to Foster Stronger Community Ties Projects Save this picture!Courtesy of República PortátilWritten by Patricia Arcilla Share Housing Chile ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/601304/student-housing-from-republica-portatil-to-foster-stronger-community-ties Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeRepública PortátilOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingStudentsHousingResidentialChilePublished on February 21, 2015Cite: Patricia Arcilla. “Student Housing from República Portátil to Foster Stronger Community Ties” 21 Feb 2015. 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CTT launches payment terminal for charity shops

first_imgCTT launches payment terminal for charity shops Tagged with: Digital Trading  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 14 March 2007 | News CTT says that the service is designed to offer a solution to the many charities that are faced with high set up costs and rental costs for card payment terminals but who don’t want to risk losing revenue by not being able to offer this facility to customers.center_img Charity Technology Trust (CTT) has extended its ‘CP Terminal’ card payment processing service for charities to their retail shops. CTT, the charity that promotes efficiency in charities through technology, is offering a rental free payment solution for charities.The service has been developed in partnership with Alphyra , Europe’s largest independent payment network provider and owner of Payzone„¢. The service provides a free CHIP and PIN-enabled terminal for each charity retail outlet to process all credit and debit card transactions using an existing phone line. The service includes free installation, training and support and integration with CTT’s CP Terminal reporting system. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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

New business aims to raise €5 million for charity

first_img A new social enterprise providing Internet security for children online hopes to raise €5 million for children’s charities over the first five years of its operation, according to a report in the Irish Times.Reassureme.com also hopes that after 2015 it will raise €2 million annually for charity.Twelve Irish charities including Barnados, Crumlin Children’s Hospital Medical and Research Foundation, Enable Ireland and The Jack Jill Foundation are set to benefit from the new business.The site uses “internationally recognised software” to provide its service. The Parental Supervision software costs €49, while the complete Home PC Safety and Internet Security version is priced at €79.Reassureme’s founding director David Girvan says they only need 13% of the market after five years to reach their target. He added that only 7% of computer users in Ireland currently had some form of parental control software. “In parenting we set boundaries, but most parents can’t do that online because they think it’s too complicated,” he said.Parents can also check reports of each child’s online activity and also change the control settings from their work computer.www.reassureme.com Howard Lake | 28 June 2010 | 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. New business aims to raise €5 million for charity  83 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 Tagged with: corporate Digital Irelandlast_img read more

U.N. ignores genocidal war on Yemen

first_imgA home in Sana’a destroyed by Saudi airstrike, killing an entire family, July 2017.By Randi NordEditor, Geopolitics AlertSaudi Arabia carried out so many terror attacks with Washington’s support the last few days in February that this writer had trouble tallying all the incidents. A U.N. Security Council meeting did not address these genocidal attacks and instead chose to focus on rallying support for a war against Iran.Five young girls between the ages of 7 and 15 died after airstrikes targeted a farm in a village north of Hays in Hodeidah province on Feb. 28. The day before, terror strikes killed another four civilians in Hodeidah. In Nehm, U.S.-backed airstrikes murdered a mother and her two sons in their home.A total of six died and four were injured in an attack in Saada, including women and children. In a separate Saada attack, paramedics and news reporters had to flee as Riyadh carried out double-tap strikes on a civilian home while rescuers and news personnel entered the scene. This raid left 19 people dead and wounded, including one paramedic.These airstrike terror attacks in various Yemeni provinces killed dozens — nearly 40 — just during two days.Silence from U.N. Security CouncilThe timing of these attacks is particularly heinous. On Feb. 26, Britain proposed a resolution in the U.N. Security Council blaming Iran for supporting so-called “terror activities” in Yemen. Although the measure did not pass due to a veto from Russia, 11 out of 15 members supported its content. China and Kazakhstan abstained while Bolivia voted against the resolution.If passed, this resolution could open the door to a NATO-led war against Iran. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley backed up this possibility, threatening “unilateral action” against the Islamic Republic. “If Russia is going to continue to cover for Iran, then the U.S. and our partners need to take action on our own. If we’re not going to get action on the council, then we have to take our own actions,” Haley told reporters. (reuters.com, Feb. 26)Russia instead proposed a counter resolution which upholds the devastating sanctions against Yemen but removes any mention of Iran. The U.N. Security Council approved that measure unanimously.Disturbingly (although not shockingly), the Security Council did not address Saudi Arabia’s war crimes and genocidal actions in Yemen. Nor did it mention the six-point reconciliation plan that Ansarullah — which the Western media reduce to simply “the Houthis” — submitted to the council.Covering up war crimesThe British resolution was a clear attempt to skirt the West’s own war crimes in Yemen.Far from a mere passive observer, the United States provides both military and intelligence support to Emirati and Saudi-backed forces. Saudi airstrikes and ground operations have killed and injured more than 35,000 people in the past three years.U.S. forces provide intelligence support for selecting airstrike targets. Riyadh’s airstrike campaign frequently targets markets, homes, cars, media crews, farms, factories, prisons and even ambulance crews entering bomb sites. This affirms Washington’s direct participation in gruesome war crimes and arguably genocide against the Yemeni people.U.S. Navy ships enforce the siege and blockade throughout the Red Sea by prohibiting aid and cargo ships from docking in resistance-held territory, such as the Hodeidah port, where Saudi airstrikes destroyed the port’s cranes.Over 8 million Yemenis face direct famine due to the land, air and sea blockade, which severely restricts food, aid, salaries, flow of movement and vital medical supplies. Saudi Arabia demanded the closure of Yemen’s main airport in Sana’a and subsequently destroyed its infrastructure. A resultant cholera epidemic affecting 1 million people may soon be exacerbated during the rainy season, which starts in April.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

New Process Converts Biomass to Liquid Fuel

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter New Process Converts Biomass to Liquid Fuel Researchers have demonstrated a new process to convert all biomass into liquid fuel, and the method could make possible mobile processing plants. The researchers at Purdue University filed a patent application on the concept in 2008 and have now demonstrated that it works in laboratory experiments, said Rakesh Agrawal, the Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering. “The demonstration is a step toward commercialization,” he said. “Because the process can produce hydrocarbons in a single tandem step, it clearly has a potential to have a positive impact on the biofuels sector.”The new method, called fast-hydropyrolysis-hydrodeoxygenation, works by adding hydrogen into the biomass-processing reactor and is made possible by development of a new catalyst and innovative reactor design. The method has the shortened moniker of H2Bioil (pronounced H Two Bio Oil). Researchers tested the process with cellulose and poplar wood, showing that it represents a potentially practical new biofuels technology.Findings are described in a research paper published online in October in the journal Green Chemistry (DOI: 10.1039/c4gc01746c).“The successful lab-scale demonstration of the H2Bioil concept paves the way for rapid conversion of biomass species to liquid fuel and chemicals,” Agrawal said. “Furthermore, we envision that the process can be built on a distributed scale for widespread use. Ultimately, with proper design, this concept is amenable to providing mobile plants that could be transported from one biomass-available site to another.” The H2Bioil reactor is capable of processing all kinds of available biomass including wood chips, switch grass, corn stover, rice husks and wheat straw. It sidesteps a fundamental economic hurdle in biofuels: Transporting biomass is expensive because of its bulk volume, whereas liquid fuel from biomass is far more economical to transport. The technology could be used to process biomass into liquid fuel at agricultural sites with a mobile platform, and then transport it to a central refinery for further processing.Critical to the technology is a new platinum-molybdenum catalyst and design of the hydropyrolysis reactor system. The new method offers advantages over conventional technologies because it produces biofuel from all biomass as opposed to a portion of the biomass such as cellulose or lignin only, Agrawal said.Biomass along with hydrogen is fed into a high-pressure reactor and subjected to extremely fast heating, rising within a second to as hot as 500 degrees Celsius (more than 900 degrees Fahrenheit).The work is led by Agrawal; Fabio H. Ribeiro, the R. Norris and Eleanor Shreve Professor of Chemical Engineering; and W. Nicholas Delgass, the Maxine Spencer Nichols Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering, all at Purdue. The research paper was authored by doctoral student Vinod Kumar Venkatakrishnan, Delgass, Ribeiro and Agrawal.The general concept of combining biomass and carbon-free hydrogen to increase the liquid fuel yield has been pioneered at Purdue. The researchers previously invented an approach called a “hybrid hydrogen-carbon process,” or H2CAR. The research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio), an Energy Frontier Research Center in Purdue’s Discovery Park funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science. C3Bio is directed by Professor Maureen McCann.  SHARE Home Energy New Process Converts Biomass to Liquid Fuel SHARE By Gary Truitt – Nov 11, 2014 Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleA Plan for Keeping Farm Data Secure Gary Truittlast_img read more

Supreme court quashes articles that allowed government to crack down on media

first_imgNews Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage News —————————– May 29, 2019 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today welcomed a supreme court ruling on 18 May suppressing article 8 of the 1992 Radio and Television Broadcasting Act and article 15 (1) of the 1991 Publications and Newspapers Act as incompatible with a constitutional provision guaranteeing press freedom.The first article gave the government the right to cancel the licences of radio and TV stations that broadcast news. The second allowed the government to restrict or censor coverage of sensitive issues.“The court’s decision is a step forward for freedom of expression in Nepal,” Reporters Without Borders said, urging parliamentarians to press on with their plans to decriminalize press offences. The supreme court issued its ruling in response to a petition by the Freedom Forum, an NGO. News May 23, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Supreme court quashes articles that allowed government to crack down on media Welcome end for particularly harsh edict on the media Reporters Without Borders welcomed the new government’s decision on 9 May to abolish a particularly harsh edict on the media, introduced by the regime of King Gyanendra, which it said had posed a very serious threat to the independent media.The government, headed by Girija Prasad Koirala, should now turn its attention to other laws that needed reform, said the press freedom organisation, member of an international press freedom mission to Nepal”It should purge Nepalese laws, in particular the anti-terror law, the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Ordinance, of all provisions that allow journalists to be jailed for press offences, or that put a brake on the development of independent media,” said the organisation.“Nepal will come out of this with enhanced standing if it decriminalises press offences.”“The government should also guarantee the safety of reporters, who are being regularly singled out for physical assault,” it added, pointing to an episode in the capital Kathmandu on 4 May when a group of five journalists were beaten up by a group of drunken soldiers, who also tried to seize their equipment.The international mission, which met representatives of seven opposition political parties in March 2006, had called on them to abolish the media edict when they were returned to power. June 8, 2020 Find out more May 17, 2019 Find out more Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama storycenter_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Nepal Receive email alerts Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill News 10.05.2006 NepalAsia – Pacific Organisation NepalAsia – Pacific to go furtherlast_img read more