Gold powers to all-time high as Zoellick calls for new system

first_img Gold powers to all-time high as Zoellick calls for new system Share Monday 8 November 2010 9:06 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBrilliant TravelerNever Take A Stone That Has Been Placed On A Grave! Here’s WhyBrilliant TravelerUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comUndoCrawl Space RepairFoundation Repair Cost In Scottsdale May Surprise YouCrawl Space RepairUndoArticles VallyThese Women Have Inspired A Lot Of Women WorldwideArticles VallyUndoFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorUndoStuff AnsweredBest Meal Delivery for SeniorsStuff AnsweredUndo GOLD powered to an all-time high above $1,400 (£868) an ounce yesterday, despite a bounce in the dollar, as investors sought an inflation hedge from the Federal Reserve’s massive bond-buying programme. Gold has risen almost six per cent since just before the Federal Reserve detailed its plans last Wednesday to buy $600bn worth of Treasuries to revive the economy.Underlying support helped lift the metal after comments from World Bank president Robert Zoellick in the Financial Times calling for leading economies to consider readopting a modified global gold standard to guide currency movements, although most analysts deemed it unrealistic.Zoellick called for a system that “is likely to need to involve the dollar, the euro, the yen, the pound and (yuan) that moves towards internationalisation and then an open capital account.”“Gold could potentially play a small role in the overall framework, but I don’t think we are in a position to go back to a gold standard,” said commodities strategist Nic Brown of Natixis. Analysts also said that the gold market is too small to absorb such demand. whatsappcenter_img More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Looking for the best UK shares to buy? I’d pick these FTSE 250 stocks

first_img Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I think the best way to grow a financial nest egg over the long term is to buy high-quality stocks and hold them. With that in mind, here’s a selection of FTSE 250 stocks I’d purchase right now for a buy-and-forget investment portfolio. FTSE 250 stocks to buy I think investors who are looking to grow their wealth are better off buying FTSE 250 stocks rather than their blue-chip peers.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…The primary difference between FTSE 250 and FTSE 100 stocks is size. The largest company in the former index has a market capitalisation of £6bn. Meanwhile, the largest group in the FTSE 100 has a market capitalisation of £118bn. However, just because the blue-chip companies are bigger doesn’t mean they’re necessarily the better investments. Indeed, many FTSE 250 companies have registered stronger growth rates in recent years, as their smaller size has helped them take market share from large competitors. A great example of this is the media company Future. Over the past six years, this organisation has managed to increase sales by more than 300%. During this time, it’s moved from a net loss to a projected profit of £62m for 2020.As income has expanded, the company’s shareholders have been well rewarded. The stock is up 10-fold in five years. Based on this track record of growth, I think the FTSE 250 magazine publisher could be a great addition to any diversified portfolio. Growing businesses Liontrust Asset Management is also on my radar. This FTSE 250 company has been able to expand over the past few years by taking market share from larger wealth managers by offering a better level of service. This strategy has enabled the investment management firm to grow net income from £6.2m in 2015 to a projected £36m for 2021.During the same time frame, it’s increased its dividend to investors at an average rate of 33% a year. The stock currently offers a dividend yield of 2.7%.As Liontrust continues to build on its existing footprint in the asset management sector, I think the company can continue to achieve impressive profit and dividend growth in the years ahead. Playtech is a global leader in gambling software. By focusing on what it does best, the company has been able to dominate the gambling software market. Since 2014, sales have increased by 150%. It’s now targeting America’s burgeoning sports gambling market, which could produce even bigger returns in the years ahead. The final FTSE 250 stock I’d consider buying as part of a diversified portfolio is broker TP ICAP. Many people won’t have heard of TP ICAP, but it provides an essential service in the financial world. Its brokers and dealers act as intermediaries between parties buying and selling all sorts of financial products.These include equities, oil and gas, precious metals and soft commodities such as corn or orange juice.As such, as a long-term bet on the health of the global economy, I think it could be worth considering this FTSE 250 financial services group as part of a diversified portfolio. 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. Image source: Getty Images. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 23rd August, 2020 center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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. Looking for the best UK shares to buy? I’d pick these FTSE 250 stocks Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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Recruitment agency Ajilon Group raises £25,000 for charity of the year

first_img  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Staff at Ajilon Group, which includes staff from Office Angels and Computer People, have exceeded their fundraising target by donating over £25,000 to the NSPCC and sister charity in Scotland, CHILDREN 1ST.The charities were jointly selected as the company’s charity of the year for 2003. At the beginning of the partnership each branch of the Ajilon Group was set a fundraising target, resulting in a combined goal of £25,000. Advertisement Tagged with: Events Research / statistics Recruitment agency Ajilon Group raises £25,000 for charity of the year AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Sarah El-Doori, marketing director, Ajilon Group, said: “It has been a rewarding experience for all involved. Not only has it helped foster team building internally, but also helped build relations with our clients, candidates and our local communities. We strongly encourage other companies to do the same.” Howard Lake | 9 June 2004 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

CharityJob creates CharityConnect as online community for the charity sector

first_img Charity recruitment service CharityJob has created an online discussion community for charity sector staff. CharityConnect is a site where “you can interact with your peers, share experiences and challenges and celebrate successes”.The site features content covering a range of charity sector issues and disciplines including fundraising. There is no charge to join, and members can contribute blog posts to share expertise and engage in conversation.CharityJob describe it as a “safe space for charity professionals” as it is “carefully monitored”.Members can join groups to focus on issues that are of interest to them. The site then recommends further content from within these selected groups to ensure content remains relevant.They can also connect with other members, and follow their updates.Community Engagement Executive at CharityConnect Anna Bland explained:“We want to help people throughout the sector be even more efficient at your job by providing a group to help with every aspect of your working life.”ChampionsThe site is still in beta, but has already recruited over 470 members from across the charity sector in its first few weeks. It has also sought out ‘Champions’ to help contribute content and spread the word about the site.Fundraising section champions include Laura Croudace, Stephen George, Lizzi Hollis and Michael Winehouse. 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. GroupsMembers have already set up a number of discussion groups, covering topics such as PR and communications, disability, trustees, mentors, and policy/research.The site has also been used to promote new initiatives and networks, such as Charity Women which has been established “to discuss challenges and opportunities facing women in the charity sector”.Fundraising groups include:sole fundraisersfundraisers of Scotlandlegacy fundraisingcorporate fundraising and partnershipspayroll givingInternational Fundraising ConferenceMembers can of course propose new groups for approval by CharityConnect.Recent fundraising topicsThe fundraising groups have covered a range of issues already, including:The future of digital fundraisingGender balance in the sectorThe problem of getting core fundingPayroll givingOther charity digital communitiesCharity staff and fundraisers have been using digital communities since the late 1980s and early 1990s. Originally these were email-based listservs. The first one in the UK was admin-develop, created for university development (fundraising) staff in 1994. It was followed in 1995 by UK Fundraising’s FundUK, the UK’s first digital discussion forum for all charity fundraisers. Originally an email discussion list, it migrated to the web to become UK Fundraising’s Forum.Other digital discussion fora have followed including:The Charity Place, a Ning-based forum created by Rachel Beer in 2008ThirdSectorForums, created by Ross McCulloch in 2008OnGood, created in 2015 by the registry that handles the .ngo domain suffixNow fundraisers alone have a wide choice of fora, with dozens of specialist groups running on Facebook groups and LinkedIn groups. UK Fundraising’s discussion forum moved to a LinkedIn group in 2009 and now has nearly 12,700 users.Just over a year ago, for example, Fundraising Chat was established by Lucy Caldicott and Lesley Pinder as a Facebook group, having originally been created as a monthly Twitter chat for fundraisers.Other networks, such as the advisors group to fundraising think-tank Rogare, use Slack for private discussions and content sharing. Howard Lake | 27 October 2016 | News CharityJob creates CharityConnect as online community for the charity sector Tagged with: Digital  137 total views,  3 views today  138 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17last_img read more

A post-racial U.S.? Killing and demonizing Trayvon Martin shatter the myth

first_imgTrayvon MartinWhen Barack Obama became the first African American to be elected president of the United States in 2008, many bourgeois pundits proclaimed that the U.S. could finally move toward becoming a “post-racial” society. This notion was reinforced when Obama was reelected in 2012.A “post-racial” society would indicate that the capitalist U.S. is no longer ruled by institutionalized or structural racism, in which white supremacist policies and attitudes are propagated by the super-rich and — through various arms of state repression — imposed on the masses.Has the U.S. really become a more equal society based on racial harmony? Haven’t the justifications for the recent setbacks in voting rights and affirmative action imposed by the U.S. Supreme Court attempted to present this “more equal society” as fact rather than fiction? Can the election of one Black man to the seemingly most powerful political position in the imperialist world wipe away, in five years, hundreds of years of inequality, oppression and genocide against whole nations?Well, if you were to ask an Indigenous person barely subsisting on a reservation in the Southwest, an undocumented worker from Latin America or Africa facing deportation, or an African-American in the rural South or Harlem, nine times out of ten the answer would be an emphatic “No.” Many women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people would answer that the very existence of sexism and homophobia has assured they don’t feel equal as well.Higher rates of worsening conditions for people of colorIn truth, facts and statistics point out that conditions for people of color have only gotten worse, not better, since Obama took office.Disproportionately, people of color face higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, especially for youth, and worse educational opportunities, housing and health care due to deepening global austerity.One of the starkest indicators of the fallacy of a post-racial U.S. is the prison population. The U.S. has both the world’s largest prison population and the highest percentage of prisoners. There are about 2.3 million people in U.S. prisons and jails. A 2010 U.S. Census Bureau report states the number incarcerated, per 100,000 of each group’s overall population, are 380 white, 966 Latino and 2,207 Black. (prisonpolicy.org)And these numbers do not include former prisoners who are either on probation or on parole — close to 5 million beyond those already behind bars, mainly for minor drug offenses and for being poor.The racial profiling of youth of color, particularly Black and Latino youth, by police has reached epidemic proportions. In New York City alone in 2012, over 530,000 people were profiled by police. Some 55 percent were Black, 32 percent were Latino/a and 10 percent white. (New York Civil Liberties Union)The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement published a 2012 report on the “Extrajudicial Killing of Black People by Police, Security Guards and Self-Appointed Law Enforcers.” It showed that during the first six months of 2012, a Black youth was killed by police or vigilantes every 36 hours in the United States.Trayvon Martin & Zimmerman trialOne of those mentioned in this report was Trayvon Martin, who was stalked and then shot to death by George Zimmerman on Feb. 26, 2012, in a gated community in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman is currently on trial facing second-degree murder charges for fatally shooting the unarmed, 17-year-old African American.The tragic shooting of Martin and the trial of Zimmerman are not isolated developments. The trial should be viewed politically within the context of a general indictment of the genocidal policy of targeting youth of color. In so many ways, however, this is being countered by the trial proceedings.A New York Times article, “Zimmerman case has race as a backdrop, but you won’t hear it in court,” states: “The judge made it clear that statements about race would be sharply limited and the term ‘racial profiling’ not allowed.” (July 7) The fact is, however, that Zimmerman has a sordid history of profiling Black youth as young as 10 years old. Racial profiling is the main issue.Part of Zimmerman’s defense team strategy is to turn everything upside down and make it appear that Martin, the victim, racially profiled Zimmerman, and not the other way around. They want to convince the jurors that Martin was the aggressor and had no right to defend himself against an armed vigilante. Toxicology tests on Martin at the time of his death are being introduced by the defense as alleged evidence that marijuana was found in his blood — again in an effort to accuse the teenager of being the aggressor.Like so many other trials, what’s happening in Florida is demonizing the victim. This is a standard tactic when the person killed or injured is from an oppressed nationality, is poor and working class, while the perpetrator is a police officer or a racist vigilante. This kind of unequal relationship reflects class divisions based on deep-seated racism.The entire movement should be prepared to respond in the streets with righteous anger if the jury of six women, none of them African American, sets Zimmerman free to threaten more youth of color.To say that a post-racial society can be achieved now under capitalism, no matter who sits in the White House, is an illusion. The capitalist class needs racism and all forms of inequality and bigotry to divide and conquer the multinational working class in order to maintain its political and economic hegemony, here and worldwide. Only unity and solidarity can win justice for the Trayvon Martins — and eventually replace capitalism itself, root and branch, with a socialist society based on full equality and cooperation for all nationalities.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU campus reopens Saturday, classes to resume Monday

first_imgMarissa Stacy ReddIt Marissa Stacy is a journalism major from Indianapolis, Indiana. Marissa enjoys traveling to new places, spending time with friends and finding great places to eat around Fort Worth. TCU News Now 3/3/2021 World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ Twitter Linkedin Honeycutt claims strong support, wins SGA top spot Previous articleHoroscope: February 17, 2021Next articleHoroscope: February 18, 2021 Marissa Stacy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “I’ve been thankful that the BLUU has been open because that was my only warm meals during the time when my power was out and I don’t have the groceries because everything in my fridge went bad,” Bowman said.Bowman is happy that TCU has responded by canceling classes the rest of the week, and thinks they need to wait until students have access to power and WiFi to start class again. “I think TCU has been doing their best,” Bowman said. “I was frustrated on Monday when many of us woke up without power and TCU hadn’t canceled classes.” Twitter + posts ReddIt Facebook COVID-19 vaccination site at TCU opens for second weekend Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ Facebook TCU will be closed through Saturday at noon (Esau Rodriguez Olvera/ Staff Photographer) They are encouraging people to use limited electricity so power will not drop again. Over 2,000 customers are still facing outages in the 76109 area code, according to Oncor’s website. According to the Fort Worth ISD website, all schools have also been canceled on Thursday and Friday as well.The city of Arlington is asking its residences to boil water due to the fear that the city will have a possible water main break. All customers are asked to boil their water before using it.Student life All activities on campus have been canceled through Saturday, Feb. 20, at noon. This includes internships, rehearsals, practicums and more. A pipe in the King Family Commons burst Wednesday morning, closing Caliente through the afternoon. However, the restaurant will be open tonight for dinner. Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ Student body officer candidates talk campus issues in first-ever live debate Linkedin printUpdated Feb. 20 at 1:30 p.m.The TCU campus re-opened Saturday as temperatures begin to climb above freezing. In-person learning is also slated to begin again on Monday, with some classes having to move locations due to ongoing repairs from the winter storm. Faculty will communicate any location changes to students and they can also be found on the TCU class search website. Dining will continue limited hours through the weekend. Market Square in the BLUU and Caliente in the King Family Commons building will open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m to 8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. TCU has also started a webpage to track campus buildings that are under repairs from the storm. The western section of the Mary Couts Burnett Library is closed for repair and is not expected to be fixed until April. Plans are being made to make books and other materials available, according to the university. All residence halls have had their water turned on after some lost it Friday. Updated Feb. 19 at 1:30 p.m.TCU will be turning off the water in many buildings today, Feb. 19, to fix the main water line leak between Sadler Hall and Mabee Hall. The water will be turned off between approximately 1:30 p.m to 8 p.m., Kathy Cavins-Tull told students in an e-mail. Tom Brown/Pete Wright Residential Community, Carter Hall, Samuelson Hall, King Hall, Wright Hall, Clark Hall, Brown-Lupton University Union, University Recreation Center, Milton Daniel Hall and Moncrief Hall will all be losing water. Other buildings may have low water pressure at this time.Crews work to fix a leak on TCU’s campus Friday (JD Pells/Staff Photographer)Market Square will be closed during the repair so dinner will be served in the King Family Commons from 5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.Cavins-Tull wrote that students are being asked to stagger their mealtimes based on where they live. Rotation one begins at 5:15 p.m. and includes King Hall, Wright Hall, Foster Hall, Sherley Hall, Campus Apartments, GrandMarc, Clark Hall and Moncrief Hall. Rotation two begins at 6 p.m. and includes Samuelson Hall, Carter Hall, Waits Hall, Marion Hall, P.E. Clark Hall, Hays Hall, Richards Hall, Arnold Hall, Colby Hall, Milton Daniel Hall and Worth Hills.The warming center is moving from the Recreation Center to the King Family Commons during the repair time. This will give students somewhere to stay warm and charge their devices.Updated Feb 18. 7:30 p.m. Water will be turned off to some TCU residence halls and buildings Friday morning to repair a main water line leak, the university announced. The leak is occurring between Sadler Hall and Mabee Hall, which is part of the Tom Brown apartments. Water will be turned off between approximately 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Tom Brown and Pete Wright residential community buildings will be the primary residences affected, with the Commons and Mabee, Herndon, Walker, Britain, Mullins & Fish Halls all losing water. Clark Hall is also losing water. Residents impacted by the loss of water may use the restrooms and showers at the Recreation Center. Other on-campus buildings, including Erma Lowe Hall, Mary Couts Burnett Library and Winton-Scott Hall, will also lose water. All non-resident buildings are currently closed. Updated Feb 18. 12:30 p.m. Some parts of the Mary Couts Burnett Library have been damaged by water. The music and media library, which includes over 20,000 CD’s, LP’s, DVD’s and VHS’, is among the sections that have been impacted. Some library staff have posted on social media that there is flooding in parts of the building. TCU360 is working to confirm details and will update this post when they are available. All classes cancelled through Friday The unprecedented winter storm that left much of the state huddled inside from the cold – some in homes without power – prompted TCU to cancel classes through the end of the week.Students without power have lost heat in most of their homes. (Photo Courtesy of Kevin Chao)Many off-campus students have spent parts of the week searching for electricity and warmth after the Texas power grid was unable able to keep up with demand. Savannah Bowman, senior early childhood education major, has finally regained her power at home, but is not convinced it will be a full 24 hours before it goes out again.Bowman initially lost power sometime Sunday morning and then did not receive power until Tuesday at 2 p.m. The power went out again at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and came back on around 4 a.m. on Wednesday. “I did a lot of couch hopping and stressing out,” Bowman said.The campus recreation center will remain open throughout the week for students who need a place to warm up, charge devices and sleep. Fort Worth power outageOncor announced this morning that controlled outages are still in place throughout the area. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Journalist held on treason charge in Ukraine

first_img RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan RSF_en May 18, 2018 – Updated on June 6, 2018 Journalist held on treason charge in Ukraine UkraineRussiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression UkraineRussiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is worried about the arrest of Kyrylo Vychynski, a Ukrainian journalist who heads RIA Novosti Ukraine, the Ukrainian branch of the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti. He has been charged with high treason.Vyshinsky was formally placed in pre-trial detention yesterday following his arrest in Kiev on 15 May, when the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) searched his office and his home. Accused of “subversion by means of information,” he has been transferred to the southeastern city of Kherson, where the Crimea in exile prosecutor’s office is based.“The charge of high treason and pre-trial detention are extremely serious measures,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “The authorities must either precisely explain how the alleged actions constituted high treason or release Kirill Vyshinsky without delay.”Bihr added: “No one can ignore the destructive scope of propaganda in Ukraine in recent years, but Ukrainian and international law must be respected in the course of combatting propaganda.”According to an SBU communiqué, Vyshinsky participated in “propaganda actions” in support of Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. As evidence against him, the SBU has produced three screen captures of opinion pieces written by other people and published on the website of his media.The authorities also claim to have established that RIA Novosti Ukraine, which was registered as an autonomous entity in order to circumvent the sanctions that Ukraine placed on Russian state media, is in fact financed by Moscow. According to photos circulated by the SBU, Vyshinsky also allegedly received two Russian medals and Russian citizenship.Ukraine is not officially at war with Russia, but Ukrainian legislation refers to Russia as an “aggressor state” because of its annexation of Crimea and its support for eastern Ukraine’s separatists. Vyshinsky was arrested a few hours before a bridge linking Russia to Crimea was inaugurated with much fanfare.Vasily Muravitsky, a Ukrainian journalist working for Russian media held since August 2017, is also charged with high treason. Separatists in Donetsk have meanwhile been holding Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty correspondent Stanislav Aseyev since June 2017 for allegedly spying on behalf of Ukraine. And the Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko has been held on a spying charge in Russia since 2016Ukraine is ranked 101st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Russia is ranked 148th. Receive email alerts Credit: Genya Savilov / AFP June 8, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more News to go further “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News News Organisation Help by sharing this information News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

US – Sinclair anti “fake news” campaign threatens channels’ editorial independence

first_img Receive email alerts Organisation April 6, 2018 US – Sinclair anti “fake news” campaign threatens channels’ editorial independence WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists United StatesAmericas Media independence Freedom of expression RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is disturbed by the recent anti “fake news” campaign that Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest broadcast companies in the United States, has imposed on anchors of its local news affiliates. The campaign, which denounces “fake stories” in the national media, threatens the editorial independence and credibility of these local outlets. Screenshot: Deadspin News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on United States June 3, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further June 7, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas Media independence Freedom of expression News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says April 28, 2021 Find out more In a video that went viral on March 31, dozens of news anchors from Sinclair-owned local TV stations recite an identical speech denouncing biases in national media. While the speech was aired during each local station’s news hours, it is actually a Sinclair-mandated script, one of a number of “must-run” segments that the broadcasting company has pushed on its local news affiliates in recent months. At one point, the script reads: “Some members of the national media are using their platforms to push their own personal bias and agenda to control ‘exactly what people think’ … This is extremely dangerous to our democracy.” “This latest move by Sinclair to push anti-media rhetoric out through its local affiliates during news broadcasts is a threat to the editorial independence of these channels and the journalists they employ. The campaign is even more concerning given the high level of trust Americans place in their local news outlets,” said Margaux Ewen, Director of RSF’s North America bureau. “This is a harrowing sign of just how far President Trump’s use of the term ‘fake news’ is spreading to de-legitimize critical reporting in the United States.” While representatives from Sinclair have reiterated their company’s “commitment to reporting facts” as the intent of this campaign, criticism has come from members of Congress, reporters, and current and former company employees. Aaron Weiss, a former news director at a company-owned television station, told CNN: “The problem with what Sinclair does is, they co-opt the credibility that local anchors have built up in their communities over years and decades, and use that credibility to promote a political agenda.” A 2017 Morning Consult/Politico poll found that more registered voters trust their local news outlets to report the truth than national news. Sinclair owns the largest number of local television stations in the United States, and the company is currently involved in a proposed $3.9 billion deal to buy out Tribune Media. The purchase would provide the company with an additional 42 television stations, leaving Sinclair with more than 200 news television stations nationwide. In response to the campaign, some of the company’s employees have expressed their disapproval or even resigned from their positions, and at least one affiliate channel has refused to air the segment. However, current and former employees have shared with the press evidence demonstrating a work environment that makes it difficult for staff to express concerns or even to leave the company, and Sinclair often imposes editorial influence on how its local affiliates present stories and graphics, including deleting comments from affiliates’ online content before web editors address it. Some employees for company-owned TV stations are also required by a “liquidated damages” clause to pay 40 percent of their annual compensation if they choose to leave their position before the end of term, and a noncompete clause bars them from signing contracts with competitors for six months after terminating their agreement, according to contracts reviewed by Bloomberg. Other employees have shared excerpts from employee handbooks that say the company “may monitor, intercept, and review, without further notice, every employee’s activities using Company’s electronic resources and communications systems.” And while legal experts say this is standard contract language, Sinclair employees told The Huffington Post the workplace culture has made them “particularly mindful” of these policies. The United States ranks 43rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. last_img read more

Desire to silence outspoken journalists seen in murder attempt

first_img July 29, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Sri Lanka February 18, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Desire to silence outspoken journalists seen in murder attempt Organisation RSF_en News Receive email alerts Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Reporters Without Borders and its partner organization, Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka, firmly condemn an attempt to murder Sunday Leader journalist Faraz Shauketaly on the night 15 February, when he was shot and wounded by gunmen inside his Colombo home. Doctors say his life is no longer in danger.“This appalling shooting suggests that the enemies of media freedom are trying to silence those journalists who still dare to report the news freely,” Reporters Without Borders and Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka said.“Even if a thorough investigation is needed to determine the motive with certainty, there are already many indications that this attack was a reprisal for Shauketaly’s journalistic activities, especially as he had been threatened shortly after writing articles about government corruption and private sector embezzlement.“We urge the authorities to react to this attack without delay and, in their investigation, to focus on the possibility that it was linked to his work, which seems the most likely motive at this stage. Shauketaly must also be given police protection at the hospital where he is being treated and after he leaves it, as well.”Shauketaly was speaking by phone with editorial staff at the Sunday Leader from his home in the south Colombo district of Mount Lavina when three intruders appeared, cut his phone line and opened fire, wounding him in the neck.Foreign tourists staying in the guest house beside his home took him to Colombo National Hospital, where doctors managed to extract the bullet fragments from his neck during the next 24 hours.Witnesses say unidentified men went to his home two weeks ago, asking where he was. The Sunday Leader said: “It was clear that the attack on Faraz was well planned and coordinated as the gunmen knew the exact time he was at home on Friday, where his room is located and if he was alone in his room.”This attack comes just weeks after the third anniversary of cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda’s disappearance on 24 January 2010, the fourth anniversary of Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunga’s murder on 8 January 2009 and the four anniversary of an attempt on the lives of Rivira editor Upali Tennakoon and his wife, also in January 2009.Sri Lankan journalists are constantly the targets of threats and reprisals, often by the government. Former Sunday Leader editor Frederica Jansz recently talked to Reporters Without Borders about the violence and impunity that undermines the work of the media and forced her to flee the country.Sri Lanka is classified by Reporters Without Borders as a country “under surveillance” because of its violations of online freedom of expression and is ranked 162nd out of 179 countries in its 2013 press freedom index. News Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists to go further Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information July 15, 2020 Find out more January 13, 2021 Find out more News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge AFP PHOTO/Sanka VIDANAGAMA Newslast_img read more

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first_imgShannon statue to commemorate Axel Killaloe skier takes on Winter Olympics challenge Twitter Advertisement Health tourism here Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up NewsLocal NewsLake TalkBy Bernie English – September 3, 2014 902 Previous articleEarly intervention favoured over fizzy drinks banNext articleMary I launches college app Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TAGSballinafull-imagekillaloelakemary Immacu;ateResearch Driverless cars to be developed in Shannon Print Limerick woman scores €33,000 on Winning Streak WhatsApp Dr. Catherine Dalton of Mary Immaculate College will give a talk on lake research at the Lakeside Hotel, Ballina, Co. Tipperary on Wednesday September 10, starting at 8:00 p.m. Dr. Dalton will address the members and supporters of the River Shannon Protection Alliance, and the general public, on the subject of the extensive research she has carried out on lakes and other water bodies in Ireland and other parts of the world. Much of her work has been centred around the fundamentals of sediments and what they tell us about the past, and their implications for the future.The talk will be both informative and enlightening, and could provide important pointers relative to the Shannon and Lough Derg. All are welcome. Email Limerick man’s body recovered in Killaloe Linkedinlast_img read more