Accountants hit as FTSE 100 skimps on bills

first_img whatsapp Accountants hit as FTSE 100 skimps on bills Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Tags: NULL DESPITE increasing fees during 2010, top accountants in the UK have reported a three per cent decline in the amount they collected from FTSE 100 clients, new research shows.During the 2009 to 2010 financial year, FTSE 100 companies paid £891.9m in both audit and non-audit fees, marking a drop from the previous year when clients paid £857m for accountancy services, according to information compiled by Accountancy magazine.The drop off in revenues during the year came despite a 3.7 per cent hike in auditing fees across the big accounting firms.Giants KPMG and Ernst & Young (E&Y) reported a decline in audit income from FTSE 100 clients for the year, the research pointed out. KPMG saw that figure go down by more than four per cent, while E&Y experienced a four per cent fall in revenues from top UK clients.But rivals PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Deloitte have bucked the trend by reporting a rise in auditing income. Last year, PwC billed its top FTSE 100 clients £245.7m, pushing its total audit income up 10 per cent.Similarly, Deloitte saw auditing revenue rise 4.8 per cent. Monday 6 September 2010 8:25 pm KCS-content whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

BEST OF THE BROKERS

first_imgThursday 14 October 2010 8:54 pm Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com whatsapp BEST OF THE BROKERS center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definitionthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com AUTONOMYEvolution Securities rates the software company a “sell” with a target price of £11.75. The broker has cut its earnings per share forecast by 25 per cent for the fourth quarter, and by 22 per cent for 2011, following last week’s profit warning, but also sees a five per cent growth in revenue next year.CLOSE BROTHERSArden Partners has upgraded the investment bank to “neutral” from “buy” with a price of 746p. The broker has upgraded its 2011 pre-tax profit forecast by 11 per cent and its forecast for 2012 by 26 per cent, on the back of expected continued growth, but still sits near the bottom of consensus estimates.UNITED BUSINESS MEDIARBS rates the media group a “hold” with an upgraded target price of £6.30. It believes advertising volumes have picked up in certain sectors including its technology magazines. The broker has upgraded 2011 earnings per share forecast by 14 per cent to 63.4p, due in part to the group’s acquisition of Canon Communications. Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Betegy secures investment from JKR

first_img“Together with Betegy’s team, we have created the next 3 and 5 years of development strategy,” he said. “The high-level plans include an expansion of the clients’ base, adding at least ten new clients in the first years, thanks to JKR’s in-depth industry expertise and access to a wide network.” Topics: Finance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In addition, Betegy will enter the US market with the funding from the deal and has appointed veteran Bill Pascrell III to its board in a move that Gusev said is “a hallmark of Betegy’s future success and potential”. Gaming-focused fund JKR Investment Group has provided an undisclosed investment in Betegy, a sports analytics provider, in a move that will see it enter the US market with experienced lobbyist Bill Pascrell III having joined the supplier’s board. “We have clients in the media space and we have clients in the betting space and our product is tailored to our clients in a way that I think makes us stand out,” he said. “This product was not derived from a vision so much as it was derived from us being in the market for a while, working with media companies and betting companies and developing something that would give us a competitive advantage. He added that the business has focused on working with its clients to ensure it delivers the best products, which he believes has allowed Betegy to stand out compared to other data and analytics businesses in the betting sector. “We started this company back in 2012 and we started with data analytics in mind,” Kornilov said. “Our first product provided predictions for Euro 2012. Since then we’ve grown significantly and offered our data, analytics and API to betting operators and media companies.” “This will provide cash when Betegy needs it, because its contracts are at an early stage right now and it’s looking to expand,” he said. “The funding should be able to help Betegy expand the team so there’s more people to work on the coding, the analytics, the design and the artwork.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter JKR chief executive Alex Gusev said JKR had developed a plan for how it hopes to see Betegy grow and that the investment would primarily be used to increase the data supplier’s number of customers. Pascrell, who spearheaded the legislation to allow online gaming in New Jersey and played a role in the repeal of PASPA, allowing online betting in the US, said Betegy’s combination of high-quality analytics and media to support this analytics is what makes the business stand out. “At JKR, we talk about opportunities rather than challenges, but global uncertainties such as the current pandemic are probably the biggest challenge.” he said. “It affects Betegy’s clients, mostly sportsbooks and media companies. On top of that, making touchy B2B sales during a pandemic is a key challenge in business development. center_img In this time it has secured partnerships with operators such as Tipico and Bwin and media companies such as ESPN and Ringier Axel Springer. Betegy chief executive Alex Kornilov explained that the business – which uses data to project outcomes of sporting events and creates visualisations of this data – has experienced major growth in its first eight years. Finance Gusev said making a significant investment in a sport data business amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic may appear to present a challenge, but one he was confident could be overcome. “Yes there are many companies that do data analytics, and yes there are some really good media companies, but there are zero other companies that can do the analytics and the media well and can produce a consumer-facing outreach that is going to be as impactful and innovative in the same way as Betegy.” Tags: Betegy Bill Pascrell III “But it’s also an endorsement of the power of Betegy. These investment companies don’t just casually invest and it’s usually the start of something very important when they do.” 19th November 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Pascrell added that the investment would not only allow Betegy to increase its staff, but also showed that the market believes the business has great potential. Betegy secures investment from JKR Email Addresslast_img read more

Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgSovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileSovereign Trust Insurance Plc is an insurance and risk management services company in Nigeria licensed to cover all cases of life and non-life insurance. Products cover the spectrum of travel, quote and buy, family wellbeing, vehicle, 3 rd party motor and marine insurance. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc was established following the restructuring and recapitalisation of the then Grand Union Assurances Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgI&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileI&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited is a leading financial institution in Rwanda offering products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking segment. Personal banking products range from current accounts and short or fixed deposits to personal, vehicle, home and building loans. The corporate division offers financial solutions for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations which range from overdrafts, investments and equipment and vehicle loans to purchase and disposal of foreign currency and treasury services. This includes issuing letters of credit and guarantee, export and import trading, insurance premium financing, and e-banking services. I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited is a subsidiary of I&M Bank Limited and is based in Kigali, Rwanda. I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

House in Azpitia / Estudio Rafael Freyre

first_img Photographs Projects Houses “COPY” Save this picture!© Edi Hirose+ 16 Share 2014 House in Azpitia / Estudio Rafael Freyre CopyAbout this officeEstudio Rafael FreyreOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanta Cruz de FloresPeruPublished on October 09, 2015Cite: “House in Azpitia / Estudio Rafael Freyre” 09 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Azpitia住宅/ Estudio Rafael Freyre是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Estudio Rafael Freyre Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Peru CopyHouses•Santa Cruz de Flores, Peru House in Azpitia / Estudio Rafael FreyreSave this projectSaveHouse in Azpitia / Estudio Rafael Freyre photographs:  Edi HirosePhotographs:  Edi HiroseGeneral Assistance:Juan José BarbozaLandscaping Assistance:Manuel MendietaDesign Team:Luis Bacon, Luis Alberto Mucha, Leonardo Valderrama, Sandro Ocaña, Luis OcañaCity:Santa Cruz de FloresCountry:PeruMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Edi HiroseText description provided by the architects. The house is located in Azpitia valley, in the coast of Lima, Peru. Approximately 90 Km south of the city of Lima and 20 km away  from the seashore. A  place known by the local vineyards and  its pre-columbian ruins; a kind of natural oasis for people escaping  from the big metropolis of Lima.Save this picture!© Edi HiroseThe landscape is characterized by the dryness of the desert that  contrasts with green areas along the course of the river Mala from  the mountains towards the Pacific Ocean. A valley consisting of  small mountains and picks rising up from the desert on both sides  of the river,cchanging colors from beige to light brown, to reddish,  anthracite and soft grey.The house sits on a slope, at the foot of the  mountain with a view to the path of the river Mala towards the sea, ¡ facing the vineyards.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe project was intended to integrate the house with such dry  landscape and to develop a geometry and a palette of textures  and colors according to this environment. Furthermore, the project  should be seen as a new layer on the landscape above the old  existing ones:  the pre-columbian sites and textiles and ceramics  remains. An image of different time layers all together.Save this picture!© Edi HiroseFor such purpose we decided to use different materials layers,  specially working with local handcrafted materials and techniques,  merged with other industrial ones. Twenty kilometers away from  Azpitia, at the Chilca shore, we still found traditional local handcrafted  brick ovens. The bricks, made of clay and sand have thermal  properties, an irregular texture and particular colors that relate to  this dry landscape.Save this picture!© Edi HiroseThe foundation of the house is composed of platforms -made from  local stone- covered with xerophyte plants hiding the internal program  of the Sauna. Above the stone layer is located the terraces: an extension  of the social area -kitchen, dining room and living room- covered with a  wood roof that protects form sun radiation. The roof is a kind of textile  grid that allows light entrance. The grid is composed from a wood pattern  developed according to the sun path, avoiding direct radiation. The roof,  as an elementary architectural, creates a transitional space -shadow,  semi-shade and open areas-  projecting the interior life towards the  outdoor space. All the first level of the house, comprising the social  areas, is an open space surrounded by gardens and views. The second  level contains the private areas: the main and secondary room, both  framing special views of the valley.Save this picture!© Edi HiroseProject gallerySee allShow lessHOK Designs Apple’s Newest Silicon Valley CampusArchitecture NewsCritics Take On “The State of the Art of Architecture” in ChicagoArticles Share 2014 Area:  239 m² Area:  239 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/774958/house-in-azpitia-estudio-rafael-freyre Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/774958/house-in-azpitia-estudio-rafael-freyre Clipboardlast_img read more

House Vista / Gottsmann Architects

first_img House Vista / Gottsmann Architects Architects: Gottsmann Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805218/house-vista-gottsmann-architects Clipboard “COPY” Area:  580 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Reinier Harmse Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Projects Save this picture!© Reinier Harmse+ 17 Share CopyAbout this officeGottsmann ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJohannesburgSouth AfricaPublished on March 11, 2017Cite: “House Vista / Gottsmann Architects” 10 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceCarpetsB&B ItaliaCarpet – TwistBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusHow to use Fire Protection MembranesSoftware / CoursesSculptformSpecification Tool – Price and Spec AppFittingsHOPPEFloor Spring – AR2950DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for False Ceilings and FlooringFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Textured PanelAcousticConwedAcoustic Panels – Eurospan®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream South Africacenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805218/house-vista-gottsmann-architects Clipboard House Vista / Gottsmann ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse Vista / Gottsmann Architects 2013 “COPY” ArchDaily Houses CopyHouses•Johannesburg, South Africa Manufacturers: Lafarge Holcim, Eva Last, WispecoBuilding Contractor:Ecost Building Management (Pty) LtdStructural Engineer:H. Du Plessis ConsultingConstruction Manager:Heinrich LewandowskyArchitect In Charge:Donovan GottsmannCity:JohannesburgCountry:South AfricaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Reinier HarmseRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWood Boards / HPL PanelsLamitechLamitech high pressure plastic laminateDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. The contemporary home is located on a steep hill in Ebotse Golf Estate, Gauteng. Both the Site and the Client Brief called for a design which included extensive visual accessibility of the surrounding environment.Save this picture!© Reinier HarmseGottsmann Architects utilised the Site’s steep gradient to design a home that would host predominant views toward the lake and golf course below. These wide panoramic views inspired the project name: House Vista.Save this picture!© Reinier HarmseThe use of concrete as building material allowed for deep cantilevering overhangs as well as place emphasis on open planes. The extensive facade of glass sliding doors offers flexibility and allows the interaction between exterior and interior to permeate through the house. The combined use of concrete planes and glass vertical facades ultimately generates a design which creates the impression of each level floating. Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionCantilevering concrete slabs layered lightly above one another reveal changing views with each level of the residence. The large glass sliding doors open up to expansive vistas while the metamorphosing quality of the sliding screens provide various degrees of privacy for the Client.The house ultimately transforms between the extroverted and introverted, adapting to the mood of the inhabitant.Save this picture!© Reinier HarmseProduct Description.Composite timber decking became a key design material for the external spaces of the project. It was applied as both horizontal and vertical elements as it was used for the flooring material of the balconies as well as screening elements respectively.Composite timber decking was the preferred selection due to its inherent properties which include: Low maintenance requirements, Eco-Friendly, as well as it being moisture resistant. The Product has also been designed specifically to endure Africa’s harsh climate without the excessive care or maintenance which is associated with natural woods.Save this picture!© Reinier HarmseThese properties along with the design possibilities of the product, made it a useful tool in creating a design which would hold up against the natural elements without detracting from the design aesthetic.Project gallerySee allShow lessNew City Hall / Cnockaert architectureSelected ProjectsThe Shield / Landmak ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Photographslast_img read more

Europeans protest war escalation against Syria

first_imgDec. 6 — Thousands of people marched in England, Spain and Germany in the last eight days to try to stop their governments from joining the U.S. war against Syria. Despite these protests, both the German and the British parliaments voted to send troops and aircraft to the region to join the bombing campaign.Just as the U.S. is using the Paris attack last month, and now the San Bernardino, Calif., assault, to motivate its continued military campaign against “terror,” so too have these junior partners jumped in to get their share of the spoils of war. Though only the Islamic State is named as a target, the military moves will prolong and deepen the war against Syria, not stop it.The Syrian people will suffer even more from this military escalation. Already 250,000 have died and 10 million have been displaced from their homes.On Nov. 29, some 5,000 anti-war protesters took to the streets in London, carrying signs that read, “Don’t bomb Syria” and “Drop Cameron, not bombs.” Then, on Dec. 2, thousands more marched in front of Parliament demanding that the ministers vote down Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposal to join the U.S. and France with airstrikes in Syria.The vote by a large minority of some 60 Labour Party members for war displayed the fractures within that party on this issue. The London Labour councilor, Darren Hackett, described the anti-war portion of the party as “scum.” (theguardian.com, Dec. 2)One of Labour’s anti-war shadow cabinet members, Diane Abbot, addressed the anti-war crowd outside Parliament: “In 24 hours, British bombers could be bombing Raqqa. It will be a tragedy. It will not keep the British people safer and will bring forward a further spiral of violence in the region.”Britain starts bombing SyriaSure enough, the British military began daily bombing raids in northern Syria even as the vote was taken. A year earlier, Cameron couldn’t push a pro-war vote through Parliament.In Madrid, 5,000 anti-war marchers, chanting “No to war!” and “Not in our name!” protested outside of the Reina Sofía museum on Nov. 28. They forced the rightist Popular Party prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, to “hold off any decision” on joining the U.S. war campaign. (Aljazeera.com, Nov. 28)Anti-war protests also erupted in more than two dozen cities in Germany, where the Bundestag voted to send the German military to join the U.S. war. Some 3,000 marched and rallied at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The opposition Left Party in Germany instead proposed that German arms exports going to ISIS-supporting countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey be stopped. (jungewelt.de, Dec. 4)The German military will supply reconnaissance jets and plans to send 1,200 more soldiers to the region, where already 100 are currently in Iraq as “trainers.”Recently exposed by Russia for its leaders pocketing huge profits by selling ISIS oil, Turkey’s government sent troops and some 25 tanks into northern Iraq, with the bizarre explanation that this is a “training mission.” Iraq’s government protested and demanded that Turkey withdraw its military from Iraqi territory.There are signs that the U.S.-led coalition intends to widen the war by having its “coalition” attack Libya, a country devastated by war since the U.S.-arranged torture and murder of President Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. The U.S. is already launching its dreaded drone strikes in Libya, and now French reconnaissance planes are eying the town of Sirte for their next bombing campaign. (theguardian.com, Dec. 5)This widening war in the Middle East and West Asia is wreaking death and destruction throughout the area and only benefits the giant oil monopolies that thrive from the vast wealth of the region, wealth that is denied to the millions of people who live there.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

President Karzai tells delegation not to worry about journalist under sentence of death

first_imgNews February 6, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President Karzai tells delegation not to worry about journalist under sentence of death May 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en Follow the news on Afghanistan AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information News to go furthercenter_img Reporters Without Borders welcomes the undertakings given today by President Hamid Karzai as regards Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh, the young journalist who has been sentenced to death on a trumped-up charge of distributing information that insulted Islam. Karzai told a delegation of Afghan journalists that they had no reason to worry about him.”We want to believe that President Karzai really is determined to find a rapid solution to this appalling affair,” the press freedom organisation said. “The death sentence passed on Kambakhsh by a court in Mazar-i-Sharif is unworthy of Afghanistan, whose constitution protects free expression. We call for the case to be quickly transferred to Kabul and for the conviction to be quashed.”Reporters Without Borders added: “This new abuse of the blasphemy law should prompt the Afghan authorities to find a way to provide better protection for freedom of expression, one that will be effective even when subjects as sensitive as religion are involved.”The delegation from the Afghanistan Independent Journalists Association that met President Karzai today in Kabul briefed him about the case and asked him to intervene. Rahimullah Samandar, a member of the delegation, told Reporters Without Borders that Karzai gave them hope that Kambakhsh would be freed soon.A presidential spokesman spoke yesterday of Karzai’s concern about the case but said the courts should do their work.The kabulpress.org blog has posted a recent photo of Kambakhsh in Mazar-i-Sharif prison, where his family was able to visit him on 2 February. He is reported to be in good health but worried about what will happen to him.A court in Mazar-i-Sharif sentenced Kambakhsh to death on a charge of blasphemy on 22 January, at the end of a summary trial held behind closed doors. Reporters Without Borders has learned that the lawyer appointed by the family to defend him did not dare attend the trial for fear of reprisals.Kambakhsh’s brother, Sayed Yaqub Ibrahimi, a journalist who is known for his articles about human rights abuses in the north of the country, is looking for a new lawyer in Kabul.A journalism student and reporter for the Jahan-e Naw (“New World”) newspaper, Kambakhsh has been detained since 27 October 2007. Organisation News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan March 11, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Three questions for Fraternité Matin’s new managing editor

first_img Côte d’IvoireAfrica (…) Fraternité Matin est le plus grand groupe de Côte d’Ivoire. Je dois faire en sorte qu’il le demeure et que tous les Ivoiriens s’y retrouvent (…) Côte d’IvoireAfrica Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Organisation News Reporters Without Borders: You were forced to flee the country during the post-election crisis in Côte d’Ivoire. Now you are going back to Abidjan to be Fraternité Matin’s managing editor. What is your reaction to this appointment and how do you see your future role? to go further (…) Je travaillerai avec tous ceux qui sont là. Il n’y a pas de raison pour que quelqu’un, à Fraternité Matin, soit harcelé pour ses idées (…) Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Reporters Without Borders: Côte d’Ivoire’s leading daily, Fraternité Matin is often accused of taking its orders from the government and serving as its mouthpiece. What measures do you plan to take to ensure that it is truly a public service media? News RSF_en Help by sharing this information October 16, 2020 Find out more Related documents v_konan1.mp3MPEG – 340.2 KBv_konan2.mp3MPEG – 842.85 KBv_konan3.mp3MPEG – 783.16 KB News Reporters Without Borders: Since Laurent Gbagbo’s fall, several journalists who supported him have been the victims of a witch-hunt and have been threatened with reprisals. How do you intend to ensure that Ivorian journalists of all political tendencies will be free to work at Fraternité Matin? Reports RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections After learning yesterday that Venance Konan has been appointed managing editor of the public service daily Fraternité Matin, Reporters Without Borders spoke to him by telephone. Listen to his replies (in French) to the questions put by Reporters Without Borders. November 27, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts October 29, 2020 Find out more April 28, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three questions for Fraternité Matin’s new managing editor (…) Sous ma direction, Fraternité Matin reflètera toute la Côte d’Ivoire (…) The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africalast_img read more