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Tennis anti-corruption and anti-doping entities to merge

first_img The Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board has approved plans to merge the anti-corruption and anti-doping divisions within a single organisation as part of an effort to enhance the integrity of the professional sport.At present, the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TCAP) covers betting-related corruption issues, while the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (TADP) is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to tackle doping in the sport.Under the new system, the two entities will join together at a single location with shared services and operate independently to the sport. The Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board said it expects TADP cases to benefit from the investigative expertise from the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU).Work is now underway to implement the detailed measures required to deliver the expanded integrity body, with the new-look organisation set to take on full responsibility for tennis anti-doping from the ITF on January 1, 2021.The Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board will recruit a new chief executive to head the restructured organisation, with the hope of making an appointment before the end of the year. A name for the body will also be confirmed at a later date.“We are confident there will be significant benefits from integrating these two strong programmes into a single organisation,” Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board chair Jennie Price said. “They include enhanced information sharing between the anti-doping and anti-corruption teams and the opportunity to join up education and support for players.”Tennis is often listed as the sport with the highest number of suspicious betting cases. In July, the International Betting Integrity Association said it processed a total of 25 alerts during the second quarter of the year, which was more than any other sport but significantly lower than 44 alerts in the same period in 2018.Earlier this month, Brazilian professional tennis player Diego Matos was handed a life ban from the sport after being convicted of multiple match-fixing offences. 27th September 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sports betting The Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board has approved plans to merge the anti-corruption and anti-doping divisions within a single organisation as part of an effort to enhance the integrity of the professional sport. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Sports betting Strategy Email Address Tennis anti-corruption and anti-doping entities to mergelast_img read more

Tol Gases Limited ( 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgTol Gases Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Tol Gases Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tol Gases Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tol Gases Limited (  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileTol Gases Limited produces and distributes gases for the industrial and medical segment in Tanzania. Known as Tanzania Oxygen, the company provides oxygen, compressed air, carbon dioxide, inert, hydrogen, nitrogen, ammonia, argon, nitrous oxide, helium and acetylene gases. It also provides medical consumables and pipeline installation services. The company was founded in 1950 as a branch of African Oxygen and Acetylene Company, and then became a branch of East African Oxygen Limited of Kenya which was part of the BOC Gases Group. It was wholly-owned by the government of Tanzania between 1986 and 1994, and thereafter privatised and listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange. Tol Gases Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Centum Investment Company Limited ( 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgCentum Investment Company Limited ( listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Centum Investment Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Centum Investment Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Centum Investment Company Limited (  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileCentum Investment Company Limited is a Kenyan-based private equity firm specialising in providing investment opportunities for public and private companies in Uganda. This includes managing investment growth, development capital and buyouts. The private equity firm invests in companies which serve the needs of the domestic markets in sub-Saharan Africa and invests in both listed and non-listed companies in various sectors, including; banking, insurance, education, healthcare, energy, agriculture, industrial production, telecommunications, real estate, beverage manufacturing, automotive assembly, in-flight catering and dry-cell manufacturing. Investments in commercial services include Mumias Sugar Company Limited, Kenya Airways and Carbacid Investment Company. Centum Investment Company was founded in 1967 and is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Centum Investment Company Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

These FTSE 250 shares have fallen 50%+! Here’s why I’m a buyer

first_img Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 22nd March, 2020 | More on: JDW MARS After recent market declines, some FTSE 250 shares are now trading at levels not seen since the financial crisis. This could be an excellent opportunity to snap up shares in these businesses at a discount price.With that in mind, here are two FTSE 250 shares that have fallen 50% and could make attractive investments.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…FTSE 250 shares offer valueShares in pub group J D Wetherspoon (LSE: JDW) have taken a hammering over the past two weeks. Investors are rightly worried about the impact the Covid-19 outbreak will have on trade across the group.These worries have proven to be well-founded. Towards the end of last week, the company cancelled its dividend and informed investors that said sales dropped significantly after the government asked people to avoid pubs, restaurants and theatres to curb the spread of the virus.Nevertheless, the group also stated that it has enough financial liquidity to maintain operations.Over the past few years, Wetherspoon’s has been reducing debt and buying out the freeholders of its properties to reduce spending on leases. This puts the company in a great financial position to weather the storm.And when the market does recover, Wetherspoon’s should roar back. The company’s low-priced offering appeals to customers in tough economic times. It looks as if we’re heading for those right now.When the company’s earnings recover the level reported in 2019, the stock could more than double from current levels. That’s based on the fact that the stock has previously commanded a price-to-earnings multiple in the mid-teens.As such, the risk/reward ratio of buying the stock at current levels appears attractive.Deep discountAnother hospitality stock that looks deeply undervalued at current levels is Marston’s (LSE: MARS).Like Wetherspoon’s, Marston’s also owns a lot of property, but the market seems to be overlooking this fact.Right now, the stock is trading at just 30% of book value. This figure suggests the business could be worth 200% more than its current market capitalisation if it was broken up and sold. That does not make much sense, which is why it looks as if this is one of the cheapest FTSE 250 shares out there.It is true that, like Wetherspoon’s, Marston’s is also suffering from a decline in trade.Nevertheless, the company’s strong balance sheet, as well as a reputation among customers, should help it make a quick recovery when the economy eventually returns to normal.When it does, the business can restore its 7.5p per share dividend. This suggests investors buying today could be in line for a dividend yield of 28.6%.Put simply, while it looks as if Marston’s is facing much uncertainty in the short term, the company’s long run investment potential is highly attractive. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img These FTSE 250 shares have fallen 50%+! Here’s why I’m a buyer Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Rupert Hargreaves 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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DSC offers one-day conference on new Charities Act

first_img  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 February 2007 | News The Directory of Social Change is to host a one-day conference to help small and medium-sized charities in particular get to grips with the new Charities Act, “the first event of its kind”.Campbell Robb, Director General of the Office of the Third Sector, will give the introductory address. There will then be a plenary: “Friend or Foe? How should the Commission Regulate?” The Act gives the Charity Commission fresh powers to interpret and enforce the new law, so how do they intend to keep tabs on the thousands of charities on their register? Rosie Chapman, Director of Policy and Strategy at the Charity Commission and Stephen Lloyd of Bates Wells & Braithwaite solicitors will discuss the implications.A choice of workshops includes demonstrating public benefit, improving fundraising practice without government intervention, transparency, and collaborative working. There is also a session which will provide “a no-nonsense, whistlestop tour of the Act” so smaller charities can see which of the provisions matter to them. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis DSC offers one-day conference on new Charities Act The New Charities Act Conference will take place on 23 February 2007 at The Charity Centre, 24 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2DP. 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

The Printers’ Charitable Corporation (PCC) rebrands as The Printing Charity

first_imgThe Printers’ Charitable Corporation, the leading national charity for the UK printing and publishing industries, announces it has rebranded as The Printing Charity.The charity’s rebrand was launched on 23 March at an event for the printing and publishing industries hosted by the charity’s President, Michael Johnson, at 11 Downing Street, by kind permission of the Rt. Hon. Alistair Darling MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer.The new name reflects the charity’s desire to appeal to a wider group of people and their dependents in today’s printing, publishing, graphic arts and allied trades, but without losing its relevance to those in traditional printing and publishing.Michael Johnson, the charity’s President, says: “We know it’s a very difficult time for many in the sectors we support and the rebranding is key to our strategic objective of ensuring more people benefit from our services. The word ‘printing’ in our new name is not only more inclusive, but also builds on our heritage of supporting people in printing and the allied trades since 1827.”The new logo, designed by Eastbourne-based Manor Creative, incorporates the four CMYK printing blocks used in the colour printing process. Each of the printing blocks represents one of the charity’s four key services: Homes, Helps, Links and Futures.Adds Stephen Gilbert, the charity’s Chief Executive: “We believe the new working name and logo is critical to our continued relevance to the people the charity was set up to help.”The rebranding is the result of a major review the charity undertook as part of its drive to raise its profile and increase the number of people it supports financially. The review included a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with City University’s Cass Business School, which assessed the charity’s service delivery to those who work or have worked in an industry that is continuing to undergo significant change.To find out more, see further information, please contact Stephen Gilbert, Chief Executive, The Printing Charity, T: 01293 542 820, E: [email protected] media enquiries, please contact Jane Allardice, Manor Creative, T: 01323 514 424 or 07778 521 853, E: [email protected] to Editors:1. Set up in 1827, The Printing Charity (also known as the Printers’ Charitable Corporation) is the leading national charity providing financial support for people who work or have worked in printing, publishing, graphic arts and the allied trades. This support also extends to dependent family members.2. The charity owns and runs Butlin House Care Home and Beaverbrook Court in Bletchley, as well as Southwood Court in Basildon.3. To find out more about The Printing Charity and its work, see AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 March 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Law / policy South East South West  84 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Printers’ Charitable Corporation (PCC) rebrands as The Printing Charitylast_img read more

U.S. threatens coup against Venezuela

first_imgVenezuelan President Nicolás Maduro greeting supporters during a rally in Caracas on January 23, 2018.Feb. 19 — Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has affirmed his people’s determination to reject the U.S. imperialist attempt to overthrow his elected government.On Feb. 7, Maduro said that Venezuela would go ahead with presidential elections scheduled for April 22.At an international news conference on Feb. 15, Maduro answered U.S. Secretary of State (and former CEO of ExxonMobil) Rex Tillerson’s threatened embargo of Venezuelan petroleum by saying that Venezuela would be able to ship oil to other customers.In January, Adm. Kurt Tidd, the new head of the Pentagon’s war machine in the Americas known as Southcom, visited Colombia. His task was to line up that country’s armed forces for any possible U.S. intervention in the region.Tillerson visited Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Jamaica, with the main goal of making sure these regimes would side with Washington against Bolivarian Venezuela. In Mexico, Tillerson openly called upon the Venezuelan armed forces to carry out a coup against the elected government. Even the rightist Mexican government had to distance itself from his threats.Following Tillerson’s visit to Colombia, that U.S. client state increased the number of Colombian troops near the Venezuelan border.Under pressure from imperialism to postpone the elections, the Maduro government has chosen to defend Venezuela’s sovereign right to decide the timing. The amount of organized popular resistance to imperialism, including that within the Venezuelan military and from international solidarity, will determine the outcome of this struggle.Bolivarian forces made gains in 2017Two important elections in Venezuela in 2017 showed mass support for continuing the Bolivarian Revolution, initiated and led by late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.Elections to the Constituent Assembly on July 30 created a popular government organ, defying the Venezuelan oligarchy and the imperialists. Later, in the fall, local elections ended in an overwhelming victory for the government party — the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) — and other parties supporting Bolivarian structures.These two elections reversed an earlier election, that of December 2015 for  the National Assembly in which opposition parties had gained a majority. The two 2017 elections established once more the authority of the political forces who are Chávez’s successors, including Maduro.The U.S. corporate media attacked the Venezuelan government by reporting that 130 people were killed in anti-government demonstrations last year. That completely distorts the fact that fascist gangs killed pro-government people; most of the fatalities were government supporters.Rightist opposition parties and political leaders were discredited after they organized violent demonstrations that killed revolutionaries, popularly known as “Chavistas,” and even carried out racist burnings of Black and Brown Venezuelans.Two ultrarightist figures, Leopoldo López and Henrique Capriles, have been barred from running for president because they urged or organized violent actions against the government.Right-wing opposition divided and discreditedAt this time Maduro is favored to win the presidential election, although there is no guarantee. The right-wing opposition is divided and disorganized. U.S. imperialism has demanded the elections be postponed — they want time to unite effective opposition.The Maduro government and the most prominent opposition groups have been negotiating ground rules for the elections in Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic. The mediator for the talks was former Spanish President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, who is no friend of the Maduro government.On Feb. 6, according to the article “U.S. promotes a coup against Venezuela” published Feb. 17 in, opposition negotiators were about to sign an agreement that set the time and rules for the election. Then Tillerson, who was in Bogotá, called opposition negotiator Julio Borges and demanded he reject the pact, which he did. Zapatero was then visibly angry that Borges had pulled a double-cross.Faced with the opposition’s last-minute submission to U.S. imperialism, it is only reasonable that Maduro and his government decided to go forward with the elections and to sign the pact already agreed upon, even though the opposition didn’t sign it.Recent actions by U.S. imperialism and its clients south of the border — from the stolen election in Honduras to the use of judicial offensives against popular politicians in Brazil and Ecuador — show that winning an election does not guarantee that a popular government stays in office. More important is that the oppressed classes are organized and have the means to defend their interests.For anti-imperialists in the U.S., it is more important than ever to expose the attempts of the imperialists and their media to demonize political leaders south of the U.S. border.In this specific case it will be essential to demand that the U.S. keep its hands as well as its military, along with those of its client states like Colombia, off Venezuela.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

On the eve of a decisive trial, organizations call for justice for Brazilian photographer who lost his sight while covering a protest

first_imgNews Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America April 15, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation May 13, 2021 Find out more Reports BrazilAmericas Freedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence Follow the news on Brazil Receive email alerts News BrazilAmericas Freedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Open LetterThe case of photographer Alexandro Wagner Oliveira da Silveira, hit by a rubber bullet in his left eye during a protest in May 2000, is on the agenda at the Federal Supreme Court (STF) to be tried on August 14. The organizations that sign this open letter emphasize that this moment is crucial, since the Court represents the last chance to correct a serious injustice that marks one of the most emblematic episodes of violence against communicators in the context of protests in the country.On May 18, 2000, while doing the coverage of a protest, Silveira was shot in the face by a rubber bullet fired by a military police officer, which led to loss of vision in his left eye. Since then, he fights for accountability, asking the State of São Paulo to indemnify him for the damages caused to his vision.The case exhibits a history of injustices, because although the indemnity was granted in the first instance, the São Paulo Court of Justice (TJSP) reformed the decision and considered that the photographer was solely responsible for his injury, since he would have “remained in the place of turmoil”. The decision of the São Paulo Court confirms the violent conduct of the police in the State, thus encouraging the occurrence of new violations in the context of protests.The Federal Supreme Court judgment is relevant to the extent that the State’s responsibility for the injury suffered by Silveira will be discussed. When the police extrapolate their prerogatives and violently repress protesters and communicators, ignoring rights enshrined in the Federal Constitution, it is the duty of the Judiciary to ensure the guarantee of these rights, which includes the reparation of victims and the accountability of public security bodies.The right to protest must be guaranteed regardless of the agenda of the demonstrations and the political agreement of representatives of the State and members of the Justice System with its content. In addition, the presence of the press in protests, in a safe manner, must be guaranteed as an indispensable element for the full accomplissement of civil rights, such as freedom of press, right to information and right to protest, essential and non-negotiable rights in a truly democratic society.However, the decision of the TJSP, in addition to similar ones, fosters police violence, selective repression, harassment of communicators and the obscurity of police action, violating guarantees intrinsic to a democratic state. Thus, the omission of the justice system in the face of such violations cooperates for their maintenance and perpetuation in Brazil.In this sense, another emblematic case is the one of the photographer Sérgio Silva, who was also shot in the left eye, while covering the June 2013 demonstrations and still awaiting redress in the justice system. It is worth noting that what happened in Brazil has parallels in other countries in the region, in Chile more than 200 people were victims of serious eye trauma during the wave of protests that took over the country at the end of last year.In view of this, the undersigned organizations highlight the importance of  Alex da Silveira’s case for guaranteeing fundamental rights, such as right to protest, freedom of expression and freedom of press. It is up to the Federal Supreme Court to correct the serious injustices committed against the photographer so far, safeguarding the individual and collective rights at stake.Signatures:ARTIGO 19Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo (Abraji)Associação para o Progresso das Comunicações (APC)Comitê para Proteção de Jornalistas (CPJ)Conectas Direitos HumanosDerechos Digitales, América LatinaGabinete de Assessoria Jurídica às Organizações Populares ( GAJOP)IFEXIFEX-ALCInstituto Brasileiro de Ciências Criminais (IBCCRIM)Instituto de Defesa do Direito de Defesa – IDDDInstituto Pro Bono (IPB)Instituto Terra, Trabalho e Cidadania (ITTC)Intervozes – Coletivo Brasil de Comunicação SocialNúcleo Especializado de Cidadania e Direitos Humanos da Defensoria Pública do Estado de São PauloRepórteres sem Fronteiras (RSF) Together with other civil society organizations, Reporters without Borders calls upon the Brazilian Supreme Court to indemnify Alex Silveira, hit by a rubber bullet fired by the Military Police during a rally in São Paulo, thus discouraging violations to press freedom and freedom of demonstration. 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Reporters Without Borders writes to European Commissioner for Development Louis Michel before his trip to Cuba

first_imgNews March 22, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders writes to European Commissioner for Development Louis Michel before his trip to Cuba October 12, 2018 Find out more Dear Commissioner,You are going to visit Cuba from 24 to 27 March, when you will meet Vice-President Carlos Lage Dávila, foreign minister Felipe Pérez Roque, foreign investment and cooperation minister Marta Lomas Morales and national assembly president Ricardo Alarcón. You will also meet the archbishop of Havana, Cardinal Jaime Ortega. Reporters Without Borders would like to draw your attention to the fate of 21 journalists who were arrested in the March 2003 crackdown and who are still in prison. It is essential that the European Union should, whenever possible, reiterate its firm desire to see all of Cuba’s political prisoners released at once.The journalists still in prison are Víctor Rolando Arroyo Carmona, Pedro Argüelles Morán, Mijail Barzaga Lugo, Adolfo Fernández Saínz, Alfredo Felipe Fuentes, Miguel Galvan Gutiérrez, Julio César Gálvez Rodríguez, José Luis García Paneque, Ricardo González Alfonso, Alejandro González Raga, Ivan Hernández Carrillo, Normando Hernández González, Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta, Marío Enrique Mayo Hernández, José Ubaldo Izquíerdo Hernández, Héctor Maseda Gutiérrez, Pablo Pacheco Ávila, Fabio Prieto Llorente, Alfredo Manuel Pulido López, Omar Rodríguez Saludes and Omar Moisés Ruiz Hernández. In a travesty of justice, they were all summarily tried and sentenced in April 2003 to sentences ranging from 14 to 27 years in prison. Their crime was to have worked as journalists for news organizations that were not authorized by the government.Filthy cells, water not fit to drink, denial of visiting rights, mistreatment and lack of medical care although most of them are becoming more ill by the day – this is the price that these 21 men must pay for being “guilty” of trying to report the news freely and thinking differently from the government. These 21 journalists, Commissioner, will be in great danger if they kept in prison any longer.During a visit to the European Parliament on 8 March, foreign minister Pérez Roque said his country would be ready to undertake “clear gestures” if the European Union refrained from condemning Cuba during the next session of the European Commission on Human Rights in Geneva.We urge you, Commissioner, to remind Mr. Pérez Roque of his duty and to point out to him that the “clear gestures” to which he is committed by this request include the immediate and unconditional release of all the Cuban dissidents and, in particular, the 21 journalists who were unjustly imprisoned.Press freedom, Commissioner, is an integral part of the public freedoms that the European Union is confident of incarnating, protecting and defending. Cuba can make no demands of the European Union without complying with a fundamental condition, namely, ceasing to be the world’s second biggest prison for journalists.We look forward to this “firm gesture” towards the Cuban authorities from you.Sincerely,Robert MénardSecretary-GeneralFernando CastelloPresident RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago News Receive email alerts to go further News CubaAmericas New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Organisation RSF_en On the eve of his 24-27 March visit to Cuba, Reporters Without Borders asks European commissioner for development Louis Michel to call for the release of all the political prisoners, including the 21 journalists still held since March 2003. CubaAmericas May 6, 2020 Find out more Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Help by sharing this information October 15, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Cubalast_img read more

Two-year jail terms for talk show hosts who said deputy governor took bribes

first_img Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years News to go further Organisation June 12, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Receive email alerts Follow the news on Thailand Reporters Without Borders today condemned the two-year prison sentences which a Bangkok court imposed on two TV talk show hosts on 12 April after finding them guilty of defaming deputy Bangkok governor Samart Ratchapolasit by saying on two different occasions that he had taken bribes.“We are not claiming that the allegations made by the two TV presenters were in any way based on established facts, but the Thai courts must find an alternative punishment to prison sentences, even suspended ones,” the press freedom organisation said.Samak Sundaravej and Dusit Siriwan, the hosts of This Morning in Thailand on public television’s Channel 5, were sued by Samart for claiming on two different programmes in January 2006 that he accepted bribes from a construction company. Finding them guilty of slander, the judge said they did not verify their information. Samak, a former Bangkok governor, and Dusit, a former senator, are both supporters of deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.They have paid bail of 200,000 bahts (4,530 euros) to avoid going to jail while they appeal. The court also ordered them to pay for the publication of an apology in the country’s leading national daily for three days in a row. Samart is also demanding 100 million bahts (about 2 million euros) in damages.center_img April 17, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two-year jail terms for talk show hosts who said deputy governor took bribes August 21, 2020 Find out more ThailandAsia – Pacific News News ThailandAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more