Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI.ng) Q12013 Interim Report

first_imgEcobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI.ng)  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileEcobank Transnational Incorporated Plc is a financial institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the domestic, corporate, investment banking and treasury sectors. Customers include individuals, governments, financial institutions, local and international organisations, small to medium enterprises and micro businesses. Ecobank offers an extensive array of products and services ranging from transactional accounts, electronic banking and money transfer services to term loans, treasury services and financial advisory and consultancy services for asset and wealth management. The company is a subsidiary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated. It operates through 640 branches located in major towns and cities in 27 countries in Africa. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Africa Prudential Registrars Plc (AFRIPR.ng) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgAfrica Prudential Registrars Plc (AFRIPR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Africa Prudential Registrars Plc (AFRIPR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Africa Prudential Registrars Plc (AFRIPR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Africa Prudential Registrars Plc (AFRIPR.ng)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileAfrica Prudential Registrars Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing share registration services for investors, businesses and institutions. The company offers a range of other services which includes maintaining registers, paying dividends and interest on investments, issuing shares and debenture certificates, managing shareholder enquiries, managing scrip and right issues for clients as well as IPOs, Right Issues and State government bonds. Africa Prudential Registrars are leaders in the field of automation and have pioneered innovative solutions that have transformed how shares are managed on the African continent. The company’s head office is based in Lagos, Nigeria. Africa Prudential Registrars Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Deap Capital Management & Trust Plc (DEAPCA.ng) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgDeap Capital Management & Trust Plc (DEAPCA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Deap Capital Management & Trust Plc (DEAPCA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Deap Capital Management & Trust Plc (DEAPCA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Deap Capital Management & Trust Plc (DEAPCA.ng)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDeap Capital Management & Trust Plc is a financial  services institution in Nigeria operating in the capital market, mortgage banking and oil and gas sectors. The company provides services for fund management, portfolio management, capital market/financial advisory and issuing house services. Its branded financial services products include DEAP Standard, DEAP Gold, DEAP Platinum and DEAP Classic. Deep Capital Management & Trust Plc’s major subsidiaries include Resort Securities & Trust Limited, Resort Savings & Loans Limited and DVCF Oil & Gas PLC. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Deap Capital Management & Trust Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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2 shares I like to help investors make money from renewable energy

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 2 shares I like to help investors make money from renewable energy “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address 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. Renewable energy is not new and yet it could be one of the key industries of this new decade. Politicians and the public are being told that time is running out to save the planet, injecting urgency into the need to decarbonise economies across the world. The UK has an ambition to reach net zero emissions by 2050 and regardless of your views on climate change, renewable energy is likely to be a hot sector in the coming years. Here’s how I’d profit from the developing trend.Creating energy from renewablesSSE (LSE: SSE) has sold its consumer arm to Ovo Energy. The deal allows SSE to focus on renewable energy. An area in which it is investing significant money.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…Around £1.4bn of capital expenditure is expected for the full year. The majority of its spending goes on the regulated electricity networks, but more and more is being ploughed into renewable energy projects such as that of Dogger Bank offshore wind farm. Adjusted operating profit from the group’s renewable assets almost doubled to £150m in the first half of the 2020 financial year. By increasing capacity by 8%, total renewable generation rose by nearly a quarter to 4,045 gigawatt hours and the group is aiming to treble its annual output of renewable electricity to 30 terrawatt hours by 2030.SSE looks to me to be one of the leading big companies at the forefront of the renewable energy transition and because of this, I think that even with some of the challenges the group faces – such as high net debt of near £10bn and low dividend cover – over the long term it should prosper and reward shareholders. That’s especially so given its 7% dividend yield. Renewables focused investorThe purpose of Renewables Infrastructure Group (LSE: TRIG) is to generate sustainable returns from a diversified portfolio of renewables infrastructure contributing towards a zero-carbon future. It’s ideally suited to an ethical investor but also for those seeking income and growth.TRIG’s portfolio comprises over 70 assets in the UK, France, Ireland, Sweden and Germany and includes wind farms, solar projects and one battery storage asset. Wind is by far the biggest part of the group’s assets.The trust is run by InfraRed, a London-based international investment manager with around $13bn of equity under management, and RES, a leading global developer and operator of renewable infrastructure projects.The group pays a dividend of 5% although I’d be tempted to wait until the premium comes down before buying. Although the trust has nearly always attracted a premium – meaning the shares are worth more than the net asset value (NAV) – at around 20%, it has jumped too high for my liking in recent months. It is worth revisiting though if it comes down to a more normal average level of premium, which would be nearer to 5%.   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.center_img Andy Ross | Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 | More on: SSE TRIG Andy Ross owns no share 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Andy Ross 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.last_img read more

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Two dividend plus growth shares I’d buy and hold for a decade

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 1st October, 2020 | More on: PHP SN See all posts by Alan Oscroft Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Two dividend plus growth shares I’d buy and hold for a decade 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.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. 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. Ever since I worked in a business dealing with its products, I’ve liked Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN). The FTSE 100 firm makes replacement joints, with most of its revenues coming from its orthopaedics products. It’s a business that’s led to long-term growth plus dividends.Smith & Nephew is in a highly regulated industry, and has a range of products that are very well regarded by doctors and patients alike.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…To me, that’s a significant defensive moat. But, probably because of it, the shares can sometimes get a bit pricey. Not this year, though, as the Covid-19 slump has pushed the price down 15%. It’s still ahead of the FTSE 100, mind, with the index down 21%. The dividend provides a relatively low yield, but it’s rising steadily.A trading update Thursday revealed a 4% revenue drop in the third quarter. That’s a big improvement over the 29.3% fall for the second quarter, and most of the improvement is in orthopaedics. That’s not surprising, as elective surgery pretty much came to a halt round the world with non-essential medical procedures put on hold.Set for a 2021 comeback?We’ll get full third-quarter details on 29 October, but for now I think the latest news bodes well. Forecasts suggest a small fall back in the dividend this year. But a rebound in forecasts for 2021 suggest we’ll be back to rising annual income. Yields are relatively low at around 2%. But a progressive dividend can be far more valuable in the long run than a short-term higher yield.We’re looking at a forecast 2021 price-to-earnings multiple of around 17.5. I think that’s good value for a FTSE 100 stock with long-term growth potential, and paying progressive dividends.A FTSE 250 dividendA real estate investment trust (REIT) might not sound like a tempting investment in 2020. But Primary Health Properties (LSE: PHP), in the FTSE 250, is a bit different. The company invests in healthcare properties, primarily GP surgeries, and lets them on long-term leases.There’s a lot of defensiveness there. Even if commercial real estate in general is under the cosh, demand for healthcare properties is likely to remain solid. And with increasingly ageing populations in the UK and Ireland, I can only see the demand rising.The Primary Health Properties share price has been one of the most resilient in the FTSE 250 in the face of the pandemic. It dipped relatively lightly in the early lockdown days. And as we enter October, it’s down just 6.5% year-to-date.What stock market crash?Analysts don’t really expect any impact on Primary Health’s profits for the full year, which puts it in an enviable position. The dividend has ben rising nicely over the past few years too, and forecasts have that continuing this year and next.On Thursday, the company confirmed its next quarterly dividend, of 1.475p per share. That’s bang in line with the forecast 5.9p for the full year, which would yield 3.9% on the current share price. I rate it as one of the most reliable dividends in the FTSE 250, and it’s from a stock with long-term growth potential too.I see Primary Health Properties as a very attractive long-term investment, for a goal of providing steady income in retirement. Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Primary Health Properties. 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. 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House in Boevange / Metaform Architects

first_img Photographs Photographs:  steve troes fotodesignText description provided by the architects. The height, volume, garage ramp, entrance, bearings and driveway have been defined by the municipal regulations. All these regulations have blurred the interior distribution and organization (use of split-levels, stairs, landings…). Save this picture!© steve troes fotodesignRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsTo avoid making the reading of this project even more complicated, we created a sober volume with the use of only two materials and colors. Save this picture!© steve troes fotodesignThe back side is facing south; the use of a flat roof at the rear allows the penetration of direct sunlight into the north oriented rooms. As the terrain is steep, the master bedroom was located in the basement, which allows a direct access to the garden.Save this picture!© steve troes fotodesignProject gallerySee allShow lessJobs Rated 2011: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best to WorstArticles2011 8th OISTAT Theatre Architecture CompetitionArticles Share House in Boevange / Metaform Architects CopyHouses•Boevange-Clervaux, Luxembourg 2008 “COPY” Save this picture!© steve troes fotodesign+ 13 Share House in Boevange / Metaform ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Boevange / Metaform Architects ArchDaily Luxembourg Architects: Metaform Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses “COPY” Projects Year:  Area:  280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/100813/house-in-boevange-metaform-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/100813/house-in-boevange-metaform-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMetaform ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBoevange-ClervauxHousesLuxembourgPublished on January 06, 2011Cite: “House in Boevange / Metaform Architects” 06 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?House in Boevange / Metaform Architects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

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FirstDirect to match fund donations to ChildLine to £50,000

first_img Howard Lake | 27 February 2013 | News FirstDirect to match fund donations to ChildLine to £50,000 The bank aims to raise £250,000 this yar for the first conversation appeal. Staff are planning fundraising events throughout the year.As well as asking for donations, the bank is also encouraging the public to volunteer their time as as a Schools Service volunteer with ChildLine.www.socialresponsibility.firstdirect.com/childline-schools-service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img First Direct, the division of HSBC Bank plc, has launched ‘the first conversation appeal’ to help fund ChildLine’s Schools Service. It is inviting customers, staff and the public to donate £2 online, pledging that it “will match any one-off or regular donations you set up”.It will donate up to £50,000 during the campaign which runs from 15 February to 31 December 2013. It will also match regular donations set up during this campaign for 12 months from when they were begun.First Direct raised £485,000 for ChildLine, its charity partner, in 2012. That means it has now raised a total of £4.7 million since the partnership began in 2009. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: charity of the year corporate matched givinglast_img read more

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£11.5m raised by 2019 Prudential RideLondon events – & other event news

first_img  458 total views,  2 views today  459 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Team GB’s Mark Foster & Duncan Goodhew urge Swimathon 2020 sign-upsTeam GB’s Mark Foster and Duncan Goodhew are urging people to sign up to Swimathon 2020, which takes place from 27-29 March. Foster, the former World, European and Commonwealth champion, who set eight world records during a glittering career is supporting the campaign, alongside Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew. Returning for its 33rd year, Swimathon 2020 is hoping to encourage more than 21,000 swimmers nationwide to sign up and dive in to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie. Last year’s Prudential RideLondon events raised £11.5m for charity, while swimming heroes Mark Foster and Duncan Goodhew urge people to take part in this year’s Swimathon – and other charity event news. Advertisement £11.5m raised by 2019 Prudential RideLondon events – & other event news AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Events fundraising eventscenter_img Melanie May | 6 January 2020 | News Children with Cancer UK named RUNFEST Charity of the Year 2020The Richmond RUNFEST has announced Children with Cancer UK as its Charity of the Year for 2020. Over 150 runners will be taking on the Kew Gardens 10k, the Richmond Half & Richmond Marathon for Children with Cancer UK on 12 & 13 September. Money raised will go directly into funding research to improve survival rates of children with cancer and raise awareness to inspire others to help. Every Children with Cancer UK runner will get frequent training and fundraising tips as well as two training days with the RUNFEST team and a VIP party for their family and friends at the post-race music festival. Tikiboo & London Landmarks Half MarathonFor the first time London Landmarks Half Marathon has partnered with an activewear brand, Tikiboo, to produce a bespoke range of branded leggings for runners. 25% of each purchase will be going back to Tommy’s. The collection launched on 4 December and uses LLHM’s signature colours of yellow, pink and black. They include landmarks leggings that showcase London’s grandest landmarks and quirky hidden gems. Icons to spot include Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard and the Gherkin.  This year’s event takes place on 29 March. £11.5m raised by 2019 Prudential RideLondon eventsParticipants in the 2019 Prudential RideLondon events (main image) raised £11.5 million for charity, under 2018’s £13m record amount, and bringing the total raised for good causes to more than £77 million in the first seven years of the festival of cycling. Alzheimer’s Society raised more than £450,000, making the charity the most successful fundraisers from the event. Macmillan Cancer Support and Prostate Cancer UK were among the many other charities that raised six-figure sums.The 2020 event will take place over the weekend of 15-16 August. It was announced last year that London Marathon Events Ltd has been appointed to deliver RideLondon from 2021 to 2030.The programme currently features seven different events, ranging from FreeCycle, which gives riders of all ages and abilities the opportunity to cycle on traffic-free roads through the centre of London, to mass participation rides over 19, 46 and 100 miles through London and Surrey, the Brompton World Championships Final and UCI WorldTour races for the world’s top professional male and female cyclists. Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials chooses Alzheimer’s Research UK as 2020 Charity of the YearLand Rover Burghley Horse Trials has named Alzheimer’s Research UK as its 2020 charity of the year following a record number of applicants. The Burghley team chose the charity owing to its dedication to making breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and cure for Alzheimer’s. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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New changes to Russia’s “foreign agents” law aim to intimidate journalists

first_imgSince 1 January, journalists have been required by this law to check whether any person or organization quoted in an article is on the justice ministry’s “foreign agents” list before publishing. If they are, they must mention this in the article. And if they or their media is on the list, they must also mention this in every article. Twelve media outlets and three journalists are already on the list, but a new, longer list is due to be released soon. Credit: ALEXANDER NEMENOV / AFP RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more May 21, 2021 Find out more “Aside from the systematic stigmatization of certain persons and organizations, including journalists and media outlets, these amendments are utterly Kafkaesque,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “This law is so vague and its scope is so broad that, in the absence of exhaustive verification of its application, the authorities will be able to choose their targets and impose insane fines on whomever they see fit. It will further obstruct journalists’ work and seeks to intimidate them into censoring themselves.” Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News News Under the new amendments, quoting any person or organization regarded as a “foreign agent” in a media story, in any communication with the authorities, or on the Internet without mentioning their “foreign agent” status is punishable by heavier fines than those established in the previous modification of this law in late December. RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionEconomic pressureJudicial harassment Читать на русском / Read in RussianPassed on 16 February by the Duma, the Russian parliament’s lower house, the amendments are so impenetrable that even the legal specialists at Agora, a Russian human rights NGO run by lawyers, are baffled. News Organisation Help by sharing this information center_img Since 1 January, the “foreign agent” label is applicable to journalists working for media regarded as “foreign agents.” Radio Svoboda, the Russian service of US government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, was fined 11 million roubles (112,000 euros) on 10 February for failing to register as a “foreign agent” and failing to refer to itself as such in its articles. February 18, 2021 – Updated on February 22, 2021 New changes to Russia’s “foreign agents” law aim to intimidate journalists Receive email alerts Follow the news on Russia Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns new, “Kafkaesque” amendments to Russia’s so-called “foreign agents” law. These nonsensical and incomprehensible additions, which include heavier fines, aim to intimidate journalists and get them to censor themselves, RSF says. Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption to go further Russia is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. News RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionEconomic pressureJudicial harassment Related documents Читать на русском / Read in Russian​PDF – 97.41 KB Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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US – Trump’s attacks on the media send dangerous message to world’s press freedom predators

first_img June 7, 2021 Find out more News United StatesAmericas Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentPredatorsCitizen-journalists News News News June 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Receive email alerts Follow the news on United States NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Organisation Help by sharing this information February 17, 2017 US – Trump’s attacks on the media send dangerous message to world’s press freedom predators Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned by President Donald Trump’s latest attacks against American media outlets accusing them of reporting “fake news”. These attacks set a dangerous precedent for the world’s press freedom predators, many of whom have had journalists imprisoned on charges like “reporting false information.” United StatesAmericas Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentPredatorsCitizen-journalists to go further WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists April 28, 2021 Find out more During a press conference yesterday, United States President Donald Trump attacked the press for what he deemed dishonest and hostile reporting since he took office: “we have to talk to find out what’s going on, because the press honestly is out of control. The level of dishonesty is out of control.” He proceeded to claim that recent articles in the press concerning former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s contacts with Russia which ultimately led to his resignation were “fake news”. However President Trump insisted that the real story that needed coverage was the leaks regarding Flynn’s ties to Russia: “Russia is fake news…the leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake because so much of the news is fake.” Trump also singled out CNN during an exchange with White House correspondent Jim Acosta and claimed he wanted to “turn in CNN for not doing a good job.” Trump then claimed that FOX News morning show “Fox & Friends” has “the most honest morning show.” After the press conference, Trump sent the following message to his supporters, asking them to complete a survey: “You know that I don’t trust the media to report on anything we achieve. Instead, you — the American people — are our last line of defense against the media’s hit jobs. You are our greatest asset in helping our movement deliver the truth to the American people. Which is why I need you to take the Mainstream Media Accountability Survey to do your part to fight back against the media’s attacks and deceptions.” The survey asked Trump supporters to assess the “mainstream media’s performance in its coverage of Trump during the campaign and since he took office. Some of the questions asked about specific topics covered in the media: “Do you believe that the mainstream media has reported unfairly on our movement? Do you trust CNN/FOX News/MSNBC to report fairly on Trump’s presidency? Do you believe that the mainstream media does not do their due diligence fact-checking before publishing stories on the Trump administration?” “These verbal attacks on American journalists are very concerning as they come from the President of the United States, the country which is supposed to have a strong free press protected by the First Amendment, says Margaux Ewen, Advocacy and Communications Director for RSF North America. This sends a dangerous message to the world’s most authoritarian leaders that blaming the press for publishing false information, when that information is detrimental to a leader’s reputation, is an acceptable tactic. The world’s worst press freedom predators have already imprisoned journalists and bloggers for ‘disseminating false information’.” Just last week, RSF reported that 6 journalists in Ivory Coast were detained for several days on charges of “publishing false news” and “inciting army personnel to insubordination and rebellion.” The journalists – including three newspaper editors and one publisher – were arrested for reporting that bonuses were paid to members of the army’s special forces who staged a mutiny in the southeastern town of Adiaké. Though they were released on February 14, the charges against them are still pending. Saudi blogger and co-founder of the “Liberal Saudi Network” Raif Badawi was sentenced in 2014 to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes and a 10-year travel ban for “disobeying and breaking allegiance with the sovereign,” “lack of respect for the authorities,” “contempt of court,” “preparing, storing and circulating information that undermines public order,” “inciting rebellion,” and “publishing false information with the aim of harming the state”. The winner of the 2014 RSF Press Freedom Prize in the Netizen category and the European Parliament’s 2015 Sakharov Prize, Badawi has now been detained for more than four years. See RSF’s Press Freedom Predator gallery here. The United States ranks 41 out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Image credit: NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP last_img read more

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