Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgWilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileWilderness Holding Limited is a world-renowned holding company for the ecotourism brands of Wilderness Safaris and Wilderness Collection. The company is dedicated to promoting and managing responsible and sustainable wildlife tourism in southern Africa and is regarded as Africa’s premier ecotourism company. The Group operate 45 safari camps and lodges and 10 scheduled overland safaris in Botswana, Congo, Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe; with a combined capacity to host 35 000 guests per year. Wilderness Safaris boasts a selection of luxurious, environmentally-friendly lodges and camps in premier safari destinations; including the Okavango Delta, the Namib Desert, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Damaraland, Etosha and Kafue National Park. Wilderness Air offers scheduled transfers between Wilderness camps and a private charter service. The Wilderness Wildlife Trust is an independent entity dedicated to raising funds to improve protection, knowledge and management of southern Africa’s wildlife. Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is an environmental and life skills educational programme operating in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.last_img read more

This FTSE 250 housebuilding stock looks oversold to me. I’d buy today

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Stuart Blair | Monday, 27th July, 2020 | More on: BDEV VTY This FTSE 250 housebuilding stock looks oversold to me. I’d buy today Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Enter Your Email Address The pandemic has devastated the UK housing market. In fact, the current economic slump has resulted in both a fall in house prices and the volume of housing sales. But in many respects, the housing market is starting to look up.Firstly, Rishi Sunak’s stamp duty changes have given many people an incentive to buy, and this should boost demand. There is also a housing shortage within the UK, and both major political parties have building more homes on their agendas. As a result, I can see a recovery on the cards for housebuilding stocks. In particular, I believe that Vistry (LSE: VTY) is significantly undervalued.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…Recent trading updateVistry’s recent trading update did indicate that the pandemic has severely affect the firm. For example, revenues from housebuilding activities in the six-month period ending June 30 totalled £344m, in comparison to £854m in the same period last year. Completions were also down from 3,371 to 1,235. But while this is a big dip for revenue, a recovery does seem imminent.For example, in the last four weeks, the firm’s sales rate increased to 0.62, which actually beats last year’s figure of 0.58. The sales rate measures the number of private house sales per site per week. Across the business, Vistry’s sites were also running at around 90% of pre-Covid efficiency. Both of these facts demonstrate the extent to which business has started to pick up recently for the company. As a result, with the housebuilding stock down over 50% on the year, it currently looks oversold to me.Fine healthNet debt has recently been reduced to £355m from £476m. This was ahead of expectations and puts the housebuilding stock in a strong financial position. The group also has committed banking facilities which total £770m, and access to the Covid Corporate Financing Facility if needed.With profits likely to be hit throughout the year, such a strong balance sheet is essential for the company. Vistry’s attempts to ensure a strong financial situation therefore give me hope that it will be able to ride out the crisis. As a result, I’d certainly buy Vistry stock today!There are other housebuilding stocks…I’m actually quite bullish on the housing sector in general, especially following the news of stamp duty changes. While Vistry is the housebuilding stock I think is most undervalued, Barratt Developments (LSE: BDEV) is the other one I’d keep my eye on.Once again, the trading update for Barratt did see a large decrease in production, with house completions dropping from 17,856 in 2019 to 12,604. But the company has seen “high customer interest levels since sales centres reopened”. The forward order book also stands at £3.2bn, which is actually larger than 12 months ago. I can therefore see a bright future for the housebuilder. Like Vistry, Barratt is also in a strong financial situation to ride out the crisis. This includes cash of £350m, meaning that the firm will now be able to “repay all furlough funds received”.As such, I believe that both these housebuilding stocks can offer massive returns for investors. I already own both these stocks, and at their current low prices, I’m tempted to buy more. center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Stuart Blair owns shares in Vistry and Barratt Developments. 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. See all posts by Stuart Blairlast_img read more

SANZAAR Boss Calls TMO use a “Major Concern”

first_imgIt will be interesting to see how World Rugby react to this approach from SANZAAR. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The boss: SANZAR CEO Andy Marinos SANZAAR Boss Calls TMO use a “Major Concern”With the Super Rugby group stages now wrapped up and the play-offs on the horizon, the competition’s organisers – SANZAAR – have taken the opportunity to air their misgivings about the current Television Match Official (TMO) system.In a public statement, the group has acknowledged “challenges” experienced throughout the season due to interpretations of the laws by the current crop of officials. The last month of action, and in particular the last fortnight, has seen increased criticism of Super Rugby referees.Things came to a head at the weekend when opposing coaches, Brad Thorn of the Queensland Reds and Tony Brown of the Sunwolves, both condemned a “soft” red card for Ed Quirk after a punch he threw made minimal impact.Weighing in on the statement, SANZAAR chief Andy Marinos has had his say: “A major concern for us at present is the practical implementation of the Television Match Official (TMO) protocols. The protocols are clearly not working and a specific review is required in this area.”The incident: Ed Quirk of the Sunwolves is given a red cardHe went on to say: “We need better consistency in the application of the protocols and most would agree that perhaps this is not the case. The aim of the review will be to drive some operational changes to the protocols to ensure this consistency so that better outcomes are delivered.“SANZAAR is not empowered to adjust any protocols that have a direct effect on the Laws of the Game. However, we are keen to lead the discussion in this important area and following our review we will take our recommendations to World Rugby, the guardians of the Laws of Rugby, to ensure beneficial outcomes are achieved for the game.”center_img Earlier in the statement the group said: “Match officiating is a very important component of our game that undergoes continuous review to keep abreast of law changes and specific directives passed down from World Rugby.“The performances of the guys in the middle and those on the sidelines, and behind the TV monitor, are regularly reviewed and appraised to ensure the best referees and officials are officiating in Super Rugby matches. “Like a player, match officials who consistently do not perform to the level required are stood down from time to time, with specific game related work then done to get them back to performing consistently.”With one final clarification on the sanctity of the match officials it was stated: “SANZAAR believes the appointed referee needs to remain the key decision maker on the field and that TMO interventions only provide context to the match officials’ decision making.”last_img read more

“A Walk in the Woods” opens tonight

first_img TAGSA Walk in the WoodsAHA PlayersVFW/Apopka Community Center Previous articleFord recalls 440,000 vehiclesNext articleApopka Chamber welcomes two new members Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter “A Walk in the Woods, a play by Lee Blessing is as timely now as when it was presented on Broadway in 1988. It is directed by Liz Curtis and stars Patrick Joseph Ward and Rick Paulin!“It is a marvelous piece of theater as well as a great treatise on the nature of mankind, and should take its place as a classic of dramatic literature.”– Drama-Logue. ““…a work of passion and power with the ring of political truth. It is not only the best of the few dramas to reach Broadway this season, it is also the funniest comedy.” — Time Magazine. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. AHA Players begin their 2017 season From the AHA PlayersIt’s Opening Night for the AHA Players’ new production, “A Walk in the Woods”. Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m and will be held at the Apopka Community Center, 519 S. Central Avenue beginning tonight and concluding on March 9th.Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m and will be held at the Apopka Community Center, 519 S. Central Avenue beginning tonight and concluding on March 9th. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at http://www.apopkacommunitytheatre.org/ticket-sales or at the door.Audience seating is at candle lit tables. Adult beverages can be purchased at the bar with proceeds from these sales going to support the VFW.International intrigue takes a walk in the woodsThe place is a “pleasant woods on the outskirts of Geneva,” where two arms negotiators, a Russian and an American, meet informally after long, frustrating hours at the bargaining table. The Russian, Botvinnik, a seasoned veteran who has mastered the Soviet “hard line,” is urbane and humorous but, at the same time, profoundly cynical about what the current sessions can accomplish. His younger American counterpart, a newcomer to the arms-control talks, is a bit stuffy and pedantic, but also fervently idealistic about what can — and must — be achieved through perseverance and honest bargaining.“A Walk in the Woods” is an important, brilliantly executed and strikingly original play which brings deep perception and unexpected humor to its probing examination of the continuing negotiations on nuclear disarmament.center_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

House in Muko / FujiwaraMuro Architects

first_imgSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoDirect sunlight from the south traces a shower-like path of lines as it penetrates into the building. Light coming from the west reflects off the walls of this house with an open stairwell before entering it.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessAssess: Who Cares for Chilean Cities?Architecture NewsAD Round Up: Architecture in New ZealandRevisited Share “COPY” Projects House in Muko / FujiwaraMuro ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Muko / FujiwaraMuro ArchitectsSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoHouses•Muko, Japan Area:  100 m² Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/345763/house-in-muko-fujiwarramuro-architects Clipboard House in Muko / FujiwaraMuro Architects Photographs:  Toshiyuki Yano+ 15 Sharecenter_img CopySave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoRecommended ProductsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteText description provided by the architects. A mezzanine-floored residence consisting of a single-roomed space, located on a fan-shaped site.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThe movements of the sun can be felt inside the house all throughout the year. Light coming from the east strikes the louvered boards before entering the house and reaching deep into its interior. “COPY” Japan Architects: FujiwaraMuro Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/345763/house-in-muko-fujiwarramuro-architects Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeFujiwaraMuro ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMukoDabas3D ModelingHousesWoodJapanPublished on March 28, 2013Cite: “House in Muko / FujiwaraMuro Architects” 28 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?京都Muko住宅/Fujiwarramuro Architects建筑事务所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 streamlast_img read more

Jackrabbit Wash / Aaron D’Innocenzo

first_img Houses Projects United States Photographs:  Courtesy of Aaron D’Innocenzo+ 21 Share Year:  Jackrabbit Wash / Aaron D’Innocenzo Architects: Aaron D’Innocenzo Area Area of this architecture project Area:  148 m² Area:  148 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/392854/jackrabbit-wash-aaron-d-innocenzo Clipboard 2012 Photographs 2012 Save this picture!Courtesy of Aaron D’InnocenzoText description provided by the architects. This house was designed and hand built entirely by the owner as his first major project after graduating with a Master in Architecture. It is located in the Mojave Desert near Joshua Tree, California. Save this picture!Courtesy of Aaron D’InnocenzoAs a result of its passive solar design, the house is able to heat and cool itself year-round, with no external energy input from traditional HVAC systems. Save this picture!Courtesy of Aaron D’InnocenzoIn many ways, this house is the antithesis of Le Corbusier’s concept of a house as a “machine for living in”, as it is highly site-specific, extremely energy efficient, does not rely upon HVAC systems for temperature control, and nearly every element was designed and hand crafted specifically for this house. Save this picture!Courtesy of Aaron D’InnocenzoThe project took nearly eight years to complete as all of the construction was done by the owner/architect himself. No contractors, sub-contractors, or daily helpers were involved. Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessImagine Our Digital Future and Join the Glass House Conversations’ Last Online Dialo…Architecture NewsBallymahon / ODOS architectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” Copy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/392854/jackrabbit-wash-aaron-d-innocenzo Clipboard Jackrabbit Wash / Aaron D’InnocenzoSave this projectSaveJackrabbit Wash / Aaron D’InnocenzoSave this picture!Courtesy of Aaron D’InnocenzoHouses•San Bernardino, United States CopyAbout this officeAaron D’Innocenzo OfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan BernardinoHousesUnited StatesPublished on June 28, 2013Cite: “Jackrabbit Wash / Aaron D’Innocenzo ” 28 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore 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 Year:  “COPY”last_img read more

Neumannhaus / ITN Architects

first_imgSave this picture!© Patrick Rodriguez+ 19 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797973/neumannhaus-itn-architects Clipboard 2016 Photographs ArchDaily Australia Neumannhaus / ITN ArchitectsSave this projectSaveNeumannhaus / ITN Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797973/neumannhaus-itn-architects Clipboard “COPY” Year:  Architects: ITN Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses CopyAbout this officeITN ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionHawthorn EastAustraliaPublished on October 25, 2016Cite: “Neumannhaus / ITN Architects” 25 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®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 Photographs:  Patrick Rodriguez Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Engineer:Michael BlairArchitect In Charge:Nigel GriggCity:Hawthorn EastCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Patrick RodriguezRecommended ProductsWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. This project is a renovation and extension to an old 1880’s Victorian brick house in an old suburb of Melbourne Australia. The new building at the rear of the house consists mainly of one large L shaped open plan kitchen, living and dining area with large glass doors across the rear verandah porch, as well as other utilitarian rooms.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe predominant materials used are white bricks, which continue internally on the fireplace reflecting the outside within, as well as a cedar timber verandah and blackbutt hardwood floorboards. The external skillion roof forms dominate the internal spaces and include highlight windows in the voids, and are a nod to the varied mix of industrial and residential building forms and garages and outhouses in the immediate area.Save this picture!© Patrick RodriguezThe interiors are largely subdued and done in a simple natural white palette, set off with a plain grey concrete credenza, honey coloured timbers and a smoky grey tint mirror splashback. Suspended pendant concrete light fittings also add to the mix.Save this picture!SectionThe old front part of the house has also been renovated and upgraded throughout including new bathrooms and side windows. Some of the old fruit trees were retained and landscaped around with grass to suit the new backyard layout.Save this picture!© Patrick RodriguezProduct Description.The external bricks I used were Austral bricks from the La Paloma range in a white “Miro” colour principally to match the existing rendered brick house which is painted off white, and to keep the new work light and clean and to set it off against the green grass.Save this picture!© Patrick RodriguezProject gallerySee allShow lessCEMEX Building Award Finalists 2016 International EditionArchitecture NewsPaulo Mendes da Rocha, Brazil’s Golden LionArchitecture News Share “COPY” Manufacturers: Austral Bricks, Jetmaster, Studio Bagno, Austral Bricks La Paloma Range, Nissle Neumannhaus / ITN Architects Anderson Homes Projects Builder: CopyHouses, Extension•Hawthorn East, Australia Area:  125 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Four Iranian journalists sentenced to total of nearly 30 years in prison

first_img RSF_en RSF has meanwhile learned that Noushin Jafari, a photojournalist who was arrested on 3 August for “insulting Islam’s sacred values” on Twitter, was released on bail on 14 October pending trial. Iran is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists The victims are Porya Alami, Tahereh Riahai, Alieh Motalebzadeh and Kiomars Marzban, who have been sentenced to 12 months, 30 months, three years and 23 years in prison respectively. In each case, the jail sentence is to be followed by a ban on leaving the country and a ban on journalistic or social activities. News An appeal court has just confirmed the combined 23-year prison sentence he received from a Tehran revolutionary court in August. Under a 2015 law, which says a person convicted on several charges serves only the sentence applied to the most serious one, he will have to serve an 11-year term. News Organisation News Alieh Motalebzadeh , a photojournalist, women’s rights activist and vice-president of Iran’s Association for the Defence of Press Freedom, was notified on 14 October that an appeal court has finally confirmed the three-year prison sentence she received from a Tehran revolutionary court in August 2017 on a charge of “meeting and conspiring against national security.” Arrested in November 2016, she was freed on bail of 300 million toman (270,000 euros) the following month pending trial. Porya Alami, a journalist with the daily newspaper Shargh, was one of 12 journalists who were arrested in the space of 24 hours in Tehran in a sudden crackdown on media personnel in January 2013. Most of them were released a month later only to be given heavy prison sentences in subsequent trials. According to his lawyer, Kaveh Rezvani, Alami originally received a five-year suspended prison sentence from revolutionary court but an appeal court has now sentenced him to a year in prison. Rezvani has asked for the case to be sent back to the high court. Living in self-imposed exile in Malaysia since 2009, Kiomars Marzban was arrested by the intelligence ministry during a visit to Iran in July 2018 to see his ailing mother, and was charged with “collaborating with enemy states,” “insulting what is sacred and religious,” “anti-government activities” and “insulting the Supreme Leader and Islamic Republic’s Founder.” Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses WomenFreedom of expression Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses WomenFreedom of expression October 16, 2019 Four Iranian journalists sentenced to total of nearly 30 years in prison Follow the news on Iran Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the continuing persecution of journalists in Iran and calls on the authorities to overturn the latest prison sentences imposed on four journalists, which range from one to 23 years. to go further June 9, 2021 Find out more Borna News social affairs editor Tahereh Riahai has been sentenced to 30 months in prison. Arrested by plainclothesmen from the intelligence ministry in December 2016, she was kept in isolation in Section 209 of Tehran’s Evin prison for months until finally released provisionally in June 2017 pending trial after payment of 300 million toman (270,000 euros) in bail. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists March 18, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Police violence against journalists in New Orleans in Katrina aftermath

first_img Organisation Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says News News News June 7, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas September 6, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police violence against journalists in New Orleans in Katrina aftermath April 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United States Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders is worried about police violence against journalists covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, especially about attacks on reporters and photographers that took place on 1 September. Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about police violence against journalists covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, especially about the attacks on reporters and photographers that took place on 1 September.“We understand that the security forces are overwhelmed and we are aware of the great tension and the difficult conditions under which they are having to work in areas hit by Katrina, but it is very worrying that this is reflected in violence against journalists,” the press freedom organisation said. “We believe that is essential that news coverage should be completely free and unobstructed in such a serious situation,” Reporters Without Borders added.Reporter Tim Harper and photographer Lucas Oleniuk of the Canadian Toronto Star daily were the victims of police violence while covering a clash between police and looters. The police threatened them several times at gunpoint and, when they realised Oleniuk had photographed them hitting looters, they hurled him to the ground, grabbed his two cameras and removed memory cards containing around 350 pictures. His press card was also torn from him. When he asked for his pictures back, the police insulted him and threatened to hit him.Harper said in a report about the police violence in the Toronto Star that, given the situation in New Orleans, there was not doubt that the police saw journalists as an obstacle to their efforts to regain control of the city.A second incident involved Gordon Russell of the New Orleans-based Times-Picayune daily as he was covering a shoot-out between police and local residents near the convention centre where hurricane victims were awaiting evacuation. The police detained Russell and smashed all of his equipment on the ground. Russell was forced to flee to avoid further violence and reportedly left the city the same day. United StatesAmericas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists to go further June 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Mounting threats to journalists

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa October 7, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mounting threats to journalists June 9, 2021 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists to go further Newscenter_img News March 18, 2021 Find out more RSF_en IranMiddle East – North Africa After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News Follow the news on Iran Reporters Without Borders sounded the alarm today about the mounting press freedom violations in Iran, where journalists are constantly being threatened or summoned for questioning by officials in the justice and intelligence ministries.In one recent case, Arash Sigarchi was summoned for questioning by the intelligence ministry on 27 August in Rashat (in Gylan province) and was placed in police custody for two days. A contributor to the regional daily Gylan Emroz, he also keeps a weblog called Panhjareh Eltehab (“Window of Anxiety” in Farsi).He was questioned in great length about the weblog. The day before the interrogation, he had published an article with photographs about the annual meeting held at Khavarn cemetery in Tehran by the families of prisoners who were the victims of mass executions in 1989.Reporters Without Borders said it also condemned the travel ban on Emadoldin Baghi, a freelance journalist and press freedom activist, who wanted to travel to Europe and the United States to take part in human rights conferences. Baghi said he was handed a letter as he was about to board a plane on 5 October in which “the special clerical court requested that I be prevented from leaving Iran.”Baghi, who also heads an association of prisoners of conscience, said: “I have been under increasingly closer surveillance for several months. The surveillance was stepped up even more in the past few days and two agents are constantly following me.”He was sentenced in 2000 to three years in prison for contributing articles to several reformist newspapers that have since been closed. He went back to journalism activity after being released in February 2003 and became the editor of the daily Jomhouriyat, which the authorities closed down in July this year. He was given a one-year suspended sentence in December 2003 without any official reason being given.Reporters Without Borders also voiced concern about the fate of three journalists, Hanif Mazroi, Shahram Rafihzadeh and Rozbeh Mir Ebrahimi, whose families have received no word of them since their recent arrests.Ebrahimi, who was arrested at his Tehran home on 27 September, is the former political editor of the reformist daily Etemad (which means “Trust” in Farsi). He has also worked for several other reformist newspapers now closed by the authorities, including the daily Jomhouriyat, which was banned by the judicial authorities on 18 July.Rafihzadeh’s brother, Bahram Rafihzadeh, told the news agency ISNA: “Ever since my brother was arrested, we have had no information about him or the case against him. Officially, he cannot be allowed any visits until the case against him is “clarified,” but there is no case information to be transmitted.” February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more