Non-execs say regulation is their biggest challenge

first_img THE greatest challenge facing non-executive directors is regulation, according to a survey of more than a hundred board members from FTSE 350 firms. When polled on the most common tests they face, the majority of non-execs cited regulatory requirements as both their biggest challenge and the one that most hinders their role, with a greater time-commitment required as a result. The report, carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers, also showed that non-execs are concerned about matching shareholder expectations on remuneration. Over half of respondents said that shareholder committees were too concerned with “box-ticking”, and that their expectations were overly shaped by the media. Despite the negative responses, 63 per cent of non-execs polled said their role was becoming more attractive, and that fee levels were back at 2008 standards. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal 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 AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com whatsapp Share Tags: NULL Non-execs say regulation is their biggest challenge center_img whatsapp Thursday 13 January 2011 7:42 pm Show Comments ▼ KCS-content last_img read more

Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The financial institution is a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank Limited and has a presence in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional banking to loans, mortgages, insurance and investments, asset management and treasury services. Formerly known as The Chartered Bank, the company changed its name to Standard Chartered Bank in 1969. The former company was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Standard Chartered Bank Limited’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Standard Chartered Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Maendeleo Bank Plc (MBPLC.tz) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgMaendeleo Bank Plc (MBPLC.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Maendeleo Bank Plc (MBPLC.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Maendeleo Bank Plc (MBPLC.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Maendeleo Bank Plc (MBPLC.tz)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileMaendeleo Bank Plc is a leading financial institution in Tanzania offering banking products and services to micro entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprises and corporate clients. It offers the full spectrum of financial solutions ranging from current, savings and time deposit accounts to micro, small and medium-sized loans. Maendeleo Bank also offers insurance solutions for business, domestic, motor, personal accident, group personal accident and all risks insurance; as well as foreign exchange products, investment services in government securities and mobile and internet banking. Maendeleo Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3 reasons why I think this FTSE 250 share’s price could double soon

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Manika Premsingh | Monday, 11th January, 2021 | More on: SHI Image source: Getty Images FTSE 250 building products’ distributor SIG (LSE: SHI) is the biggest index riser as I write this morning. This adds to the gains it has already made since the start of the ongoing stock market rally. I reckon that the SHI share price can continue to rise at speed, and can even double from the current levels. There are three reasons for this: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…#1. Positive trading updateIn its trading update, released earlier today, SIG reported “solid recovery” for the second half of the year. The recovery was also “ahead of… previous expectations”. It also posted a confident outlook for 2021, stating that it expects both organic revenue growth and market share gains. Investors responded positively to the update, making SHI a big gainer in today’s trading. Considering that its share price is still less than one-third of where it was pre-pandemic, it’s not a stretch to think it can make big gains from here. In fact, it has already doubled once in the past year, in the months following the stock market meltdown. #2. Stock market rally continuesOverall investor optimism has also helped in buoying the SIG share price. And there’s reason to believe that the stock market rally can continue.A Brexit deal, successful development of the Covid-19 vaccine, and the fact that the FTSE 250 is still below where it was one year ago are positive indicators. #3. Policy support for the FTSE 250 stockBritish property markets have also received a great deal of government support during the pandemic. It is likely that this may continue. Since SHI is a supplier of construction products like insulation and roofing, it can benefit from the uptrend in real estate as well. Moreover, over 60% of SHI’s revenues come from Europe-ex UK. The UK makes up for the remaining. In this context, a no-deal Brexit would have been a big challenge for the company, but that has now been successfully averted. Should I buy this FTSE 250 stock?The big question now is whether I should buy this FTSE 250 stock. That depends on my investing horizon. In the short to medium run, SIG indeed looks likely to make gains. However, we at the Motley Fool are advocates of long-term investing. To that extent, I think there are a few points to consider:Even before the pandemic, SIG’s revenues were falling annually. Its share price increases may not be sustainable on an eroding financial base.Brexit-related challenges can show up in the movement of goods between the UK and EU. If this exacerbates, I reckon it will impact the likes of SIG, with big business interests in the continent. If the lockdown continues, as does the damage to the economy, property markets may suffer in the months to come especially as policy support is withdrawn. SIG is vulnerable to these potential challenges. Ultimately, whether I buy this FTSE 250 stock will depend on whether or not I think the broader environment, at the very least, is in its favour or not. I do think that the assessment needs to be made carefully.  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. 3 reasons why I think this FTSE 250 share’s price could double soon Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Manika Premsingh 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. See all posts by Manika Premsingh Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. 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.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE COLUMN: Chris Cracknell

first_img Old hand: Cracknell played in 33 series events before retiring last season LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS By Chris Cracknell NOT SO long ago, the highlight of the sevens circuit was the Commonwealth Games, which gives the game the international viewing platform it deserves. However, as we enter the 2014-15 HSBC Sevens World Series, there is an even greater sporting competition on everyone’s minds – the Olympics in 2016. It’s the dream every sevens player has been waiting for.I’m sure any player, from any team, will be playing down the Olympics, trying to convince us that the focus is only on the next game or tournament. This will not be entirely true. The next year is the most important for every team on the circuit, with pressure to secure an Olympic place by finishing in the top four of the final standings.So who will reach these top-four spots? I predict Fiji, New Zealand and South Africa to get three. Fiji will be stronger now Ben Ryan has a more full-time structure. Although I don’t think New Zealand will take the title this year, I do think they’ll end up in the top three. Their ability to perform on day two of tournaments keeps them there. South Africa continue to get stronger and are a growing force; they unearth raw talent and, mixed with veterans, they have a formidable platform.Danger men: Ryan is in his second season in charge of FijiThis leaves one spot up for grabs. Eyes will be on England and Samoa, who are rebuilding, while the other contenders are Australia and Canada, who both finished strongly last season.For me, Australia will take fourth spot because Ed Jenkins and his men will not have to rebuild as they had to in the early part of previous seasons. This will make a telling difference to the men in gold.Even without the carnival of Rio 2016 on the horizon, this is sure to be another cracking, action-packed Sevens Series. It kicks off in Australia this month and here are my five individuals to watch…Kyle Brown, South AfricaInjured at the Commonwealths, the talismanic captain is back. He has the complete game. He marshals troops in defence, alongside Frankie Horne, and is a shrewd operator at the breakdown.Aisake Katonibau, Fiji The former England Sevens player on who to watch in the 2014-15 HSBC Sevens World Series, and Olympic qualification… center_img A forgotten man of sevens. After a sabbatical from the international stage, he is playing at centre and is set to cause havoc, as he did in London in 2012.Black magic: Mikkleson in action at the Commonwealth GamesTim Mikkelson, NZNominated for Player of the Year twice, he’s won once and is key to his team’s success. The most instrumental player on the circuit.Christian Lewis-Pratt, EnglandWith Tom Mitchell out, the pressure of playmaker falls to him. He is certainly capable; he can win events almost single-handedly.Geraint John, AustraliaA coach I have greatly admired over the years. He has a calmness about him and a fantastic man-management ethic. Watch highlights from the Gold Coast Sevens below! This column was published in the November 2014 edition of Rugby World. To subscribe to the magazine & get the pros’ views every month, click here.last_img read more

Samson Lee on his Wales team-mates

first_img TAGS: Scarlets Funniest:“Bradley Davies.”Best singer:“I’ll say Mike Phillips. I sang a song for my own initiation – the old song Country Roads – but that didn’t go down to well. Terrible!”Most intense:“James King. He’s the most focussed in camp.”Most exciting player:“George North. I played with him through the age-grades, and to be back with him would be good. Oh my god, he’s a monster. It’s the only way to describe him. And there’s definitely more to come from him.” THE SCARLETS tighthead is one of the hottest properties in rugby, and one of the fastest-rising Test stars in Wales. He is featured in Rugby World’s Six Nations special, but as well as that, Lee took some time to tell us all about his Wales team-mates.So as we build up to England’s visit to Cardiff for the opening game of the Six Nations, who, in the prop’s eyes, are his country’s best movers and finest singers?The snappiest dresser:“Rhys Webb. But, no, I didn’t see that picture of him in his pants with Prince William…”Worst dresser:“Jake Ball. He wears old man slippers. I just don’t like the shoes he wears!”Best dancer:“Alun Wyn Jones. He just does it…looks in your eyes!” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img To read exclusive interviews with Samson Lee and Bradley Davies, check out the March 2015 edition of Rugby World magazine – in shops now! Scrum on down: Samson Lee in at No 3 for Wales in November last_img read more

Recreation, Cops and a Statue on the workshop agenda

first_img Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGScity councilCOPSJohn LandRecreation FeesWorkshop Previous articleApopka Weekly Arrest ReportNext articleBattling Insulin Resistance Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate November 30, 2016 at 11:49 am Mama Mia 1 COMMENTcenter_img I don’t believe public input will be allowed at the workshop, but I could be wrong. So one thing that should be addressed according to some complaints from the past, and I don’t know if the situation has been resolved, or not, maybe it has, maybe not, is whether there will be someone available to unlock the restrooms when the games are played at Alonzo Williams Park, or when there is an organized parade or march, starting from Alonzo Williams Park. Hope the commissioners will address the subject, to see if it has been already resolved, as I don’t know myself, thanks. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here City Council meets today to discuss grant, recreation fees and the John Land statueIn what is perhaps the most diverse grouping of agenda items since the budget, the Apopka City Council meets today in a workshop format to discuss three items – a grant to increase the Apopka Police Department by five officers, the John Land statue and recreation fees. City Council workshops are open to the public, but no public comments will be heard, however no votes will be taken at a workshop. It is a time for the City Council to gather information on the agenda items and advise City staff on the direction that it wishes to take. Here is a preview of the agenda items according to the City’s agenda packet:RecreationA Parks & Recreation Master Plan Public Advisory Committee was established to provide public input in the master plan process, help define goals for Apopka’s recreational amenities and offer recommendations for improving existing facilities and identifying future needs. The 11-member committee met over a five-month period to provide input to staff. This input was used to craft the final recommendations of the Recreation Master Plan. The committee included the following members: Jerome Miller, Chair Christine Bornstein, Eli Rivera, Danyiel Hunter-Yarbrough, Bill Spiegel, Tenita Reid, Justin Gomez, Bryan Richey, Larry Zwieg, Anita Boyd, and Matthew Hutchinson. Committee members and city staff based final recommendations on future park needs based on the City’s adopted level of service of three acres of park/open space per 1,000 residents, policies addressed within the Recreation Element of the Comprehensive Plan, input expressed by residents at the Public Advisory Committee meetings and visioning workshops, as well as the desire to ensure all residents of Apopka have access to recreation amenities.John Land StatueTwo statues of John Land are being prepared for placement on city property. One will be placed in Kit Land Nelson Park and the other will be situated on the front lawn of City Hall. The City Staff asked the statue artist to visit the area for suggestions. One site is in front of the flags directly in front of City Hall and close to Main Street. The other is on the western side of City Hall, but very visible to Main Street. The Staff believes the site on the west side will be easier to work with as the base is formed and poured.COPSThe Apopka Police Department through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has been awarded a grant for five officer positions under the 2016 COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The estimated amount of federal funds to be awarded to the Police Department over the three-year award period is $625,000. The local cash match for the grant will be $339,800 over the three-year period. The CHP award funding may be used to hire the new officers on or after the official award start date of September 1, 2016. CHP award recipients must retain all sworn officer positions funded under the 2016 CHP award for a minimum of 12 months following the 36-month federal funding period. The retained CHP-funded position(s) should be added to the law enforcement budget with local funds, over and above the number of locally-funded positions that would have existed in the absence of the award.The workshop is scheduled for today from 1:30-5PM at the City Hall Council chamber. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Ludwig II / Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Architects: Eugenio Simonetti, Renato Stewart Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Ludwig II / Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782751/ludwig-ii-eugenio-simonetti-plus-renato-stewart Clipboard Ludwig II / Eugenio Simonetti + Renato StewartSave this projectSaveLudwig II / Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart Projects Photographs Save this picture!© Pablo Casals-Aguirre+ 12 Share CopyApartments•Las Condes, Chile Area:  11466 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Chile ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782751/ludwig-ii-eugenio-simonetti-plus-renato-stewart Clipboard Photographs:  Pablo Casals AguirreStructure:Eduardo SpoererModel:Eduardo MaldonadoArchitect In Charge:Alvaro Romero TDesign Team:Danilo Magni, Juan Santamaria, Leonardo EyzaguirreCity:Las CondesCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pablo Casals-AguirreRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. The central concepts of General Ludwig 2 residential building were born in 2012, when we were making a conventional housing tower 15 stories high, with a pair of penthouses with double height on the top floor. In the course of that previous work we questioned our architecture team why only top-floor apartment could have greater heights or terraces broader than the others floors? Why only the top floor could be special ?Save this picture!Section We decided that we should be able to develop a residential tower for the middle class that will feature spaces as good as penthouses, but for all departments at all levels. In 2013 we start designing two residential buildings on the street General Ludwig, an old and quiet residential street in the municipality of Las Condes, surrounded by residential buildings 15-20 flats that were built during the ’90s.Save this picture!© Pablo Casals-AguirreThe site has 5000m2, but appear bigger because it was  cut for vehicular passage bottom type of cul de sac through the half. The landform allowed us to easily full FAR with two towers with a very small footprint on the first floor, this allowed us to open the door to experiment with the size of the departments (cubic meters) without affecting the garden.Save this picture!Floor PlanWe design apartments of 2 and 3 bedrooms based on a pattern, which was to move the enclosure “living room” 3 meters to the left and then three meters to the right on the top floor without changing the rest of the apartment layout.Save this picture!© Pablo Casals-AguirreThe zig-zag movement on section allowed the living-dining room to generate double heights in all departments to improve the quality of life of all occupants of the building (not just the penthouse). The owners enjoy a wider view, more space and the possibility of building a loft if needed an additional enclosure in the double height.Save this picture!DetailProject gallerySee allShow lessSammakorn House / Archimontage Design Fields SophisticatedSelected ProjectsExhibition: Brooklyn in Process, Work by Marvel ArchitectsExhibitionProject locationAddress:Gral Ludwig 4700, Las Condes, Las Condes, Región Metropolitana, ChileLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Apartments CopyAbout this officeEugenio SimonettiOfficeFollowRenato StewartOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsLas CondesChilePublished on March 05, 2016Cite: “Ludwig II / Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart” 04 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?布局相同的公寓楼 / Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart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

Community protests police beating

first_imgRosaura Torres, herself a victim of police brutality and an organizer of the rally.WW photo: Joseph PietteCommunity members and activists marched and rallied in support of Aida Guzman on March 9 on Lehigh Avenue between 5th and American Streets in the heart of Philadelphia’s Puerto Rican community. Guzman suffered police brutality by a Philadelphia cop after a Puerto Rican Day Parade in 2012. The judge who heard the case, who was married to a Philadelphia police officer, ruled the cop “not guilty,” despite video proof to the contrary. The Aida Guzman Justice Committee, which called the event, circulated a petition demanding an investigation and calling on the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and the Justice Department to intervene.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Press freedom admits no exceptions, RSF tells South Korea

first_img South KoreaNorth KoreaAsia – Pacific Media independence News June 7, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information RSF_en to go further Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists October 18, 2018 Press freedom admits no exceptions, RSF tells South Korea Organisation Receive email alerts In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survivalcenter_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regrets the South Korean government’s decision to ban a journalist who is a former North Korean defector from covering the talks with North Korean officials that took place in the demilitarized zone between the two countries on 15 October. A democracy cannot compromise on press freedom, RSF said. News Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom June 10, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Asia – Pacific The victim was Kim Myong-song, who defected from North Korea in 2002 and has worked as a journalist for the South Korean conservative daily Chosun Ilbo since 2013.In apparent allusion to the sensitive nature of the talks, a spokesman for South Korea’s unification ministry said the ban, which was not requested by North Korea, was due to the “special circumstances.” He suggested that the presence of a reporter who is a former defector known for his hard-hitting articles might have upset the North Koreans and derailed the talks.“Press freedom cannot admit any exceptions, and excluding a South Korean journalist because of their North Korean origin or trenchant reporting style is unworthy of the great democracy that is South Korea,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia desk. “The South Korea authorities must take care not to repeat this dangerous precedent.”After a dark decade for press freedom, South Korea saw a significant improvement last year and went from 63rd to 43rd in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Moon Jae-in, a former human rights lawyer elected president in May 2017, has pledged to ensure that South Korea will be ranked 30th by the end of his term of office. South KoreaNorth KoreaAsia – Pacific Media independence News PHOTO: MINISTRY OF UNIFICATION AND JOINT COVERAGE POOL, SOUTH KOREA June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more