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Next warns over clothes price surge


first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm whatsapp Wednesday 3 November 2010 9:32 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ NEXT warned yesterday that its clothes prices would rise by around eight per cent in the new year as worldwide cotton prices soar.The group, which runs over 500 stores in Britain and Ireland as well as the Directory home shopping business, said it expected fourth-quarter total sales growth to be lower than the third quarter’s 2.2 per cent increase but maintained its guidance for the year to the end of January 2011 profit. Next said sales at shops open at least a year fell 3.3 per cent in the third quarter to 30 October. But that was offset by Directory sales growth of 7.9 per cent, which compared with forecasts of a rise of five to eight per cent and a second-quarter increase of 11.8 per cent.Chief executive Simon Wolfson said: “We’re planning very conservatively for 2011 but not [for] a disaster.He warned that due to further rises in the price of cotton, retail price increases were likely to be at the top end of Next’s previously stated five to eight per cent range for the first quarter of 2011. Higher rises could follow in the second quarter.“Because we’ve bought most of the stock for the first-quarter of next year we can be fairly confident that our number at the top end of that range is right,” said Wolfson, who has just returned from a visit to factories in Bangladesh and India.“We still haven’t contracted for the second quarter and if cotton prices continue to go up then that may nudge that [range] up. “The price of cotton seems to be moving very rapidly and somewhat irrationally and it’s very difficult to make a call.”Next said it was sticking with its forecast for underlying retail sales to fall by 1.5-4.5 per cent in its second half, with Directory sales up four to eight per cent. KCS-content center_img More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Next warns over clothes price surge Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more


CHIPS DOWN FOR INTEL


first_img whatsapp CHIPS DOWN FOR INTEL KCS-content INTEL, headed up by chief executive Paul Otellini, cut its first quarter revenue forecast by $300m yesterday due to the costs associated with correcting a design flaw it discovered in one of its chips. Intel said it has stopped shipments of the chip and has implemented a fix. It will begin delivering an updated version of the chip to customers in late February. Total cost to repair and replace the chip is expected to be around $700m, it said. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal 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 AthletesBetterBeLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryAlphaCute30 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 Farmcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Share Monday 31 January 2011 7:49 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more


NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) 2003 Abridged Report


first_imgNICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2003 abridged results.For more information about NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw)  2003 abridged results.Company ProfileNICO Holdings Limited provides products and services for general insurance, life insurance and pension administration in the corporate and private sector of Malawi; with interests in banking, asset management and information technology services. NICO Holdings Limited operates in Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. It was established in 1965, and was the first general insurance company to list on the Malawi Stock Exchange. Its general insurance division covers segments that range from personal accident and household insurance to construction, engineering, professional indemnity, marine hull and cargo, fire and loss of profits. NICO Holdings Limited also offers insurance for individuals and corporate clients which includes endowment assurance and savings protection. The company has a corporate banking division offering standard products and services, aswell as solutions for foreign exchange, investment management and women business programmes. NICO Holdings Limited has invested in providing technology services to clients, including software and Internet systems and communication solutions, card technology and surveillance systems. NICO Holdings Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more


Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) 2008 Annual Report


first_imgSefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileSefalana Holdings Company Limited is a major retail operation with interests in the wholesale and retail distribution of fast-moving consumer goods in Botswana, Zambia, Lesotho and Namibia. It operates 20 major supermarkets under the retail name Sefalana Shopper; 25 cash-and-carry outlets trading under the name Sefalana Cash and Carry; 3 hyperstores trading as Sefalana Hyper Store; 4 liquor stores trading as Sefalana Liquor; and one cigarette distribution outlet trading as Capital Tobacco. The company also sells tractors, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, power-generating plants, water pumps, EDM locomotives and spares, and has franchise dealerships for MAN, TATA and Honda. Well-known subsidiaries in the Group include Foods Botswana, Commercial Motors, Mechanised Farming, Vintage Travel and Tours and Kgalagadi Soap Industries. Sefalana Holding Company Limited was founded in 1974 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswana.last_img read more


Corey Flynn and Liam Messam tussle sorts itself out


first_imgThursday Apr 28, 2011 Corey Flynn and Liam Messam tussle sorts itself out This is an incident from the Crusaders vs Chiefs match that had been talked about last week, but not shown yet so before it becomes too ancient, here it is for those of you who were keen to see what happened. You saw a great clip that featured an act of good sportsmanship last week, with Corey Flynn being involved in helping out an opposition player after he was knocked out and in a bad state on the floor. Well, this is what happened later in the match. Crusaders hooker, Flynn, somehow managed to catch Liam Messam in the face with his boot after tackling him. Messam took exception to it, and dished out the punishment in the way that many of the older visitors on the site may be able to relate to. Describing the incident afterwards, Flynn said that he heard a roar coming from Messam, who was obviously in pain after taking the full brunt of a boot to the face. “I heard him yelling and then sort of clawing up me, so I knew something was coming,” Flynn recalled with a grin. “That was why I covered up. But we had a yarn afterwards and I apologised. “When he told me what happened, I can understand why he arced up over it because I probably would have done the same. It was a little wee tussle, but we had a cuddle-up after it, so it was fine. It was footy, mate, just footy,” he said. The incident, which Flynn insists was an accident, was investigated by the citing commissioner but later dismissed, possibly for the reason that they sorted it out among themselves. :: Related Posts :: Good sportsmanship after another Owen Franks head clash Time: 02:09 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more


Instagram campaign to raise public awareness of charities’ work


first_img  146 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis85 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. Sarah Wallace, director of Bluebird PR, said:“Small to medium sized charities do such vital work. I wanted to give them a platform for showcasing what makes them unique and why people should choose to support them. Instagram is such a great tool for charities as the old saying goes: a picture tells a thousand words.”To get involved with the campaign charities are invited to follow @BluebirdPRUK. Advertisement Instagram campaign to raise public awareness of charities’ work Melanie May | 2 June 2016 | News Tagged with: instagram social media  147 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis85 Charities are invited to take part in an Instagram campaign this month to help highlight their work.#CharitySpotlightFortnight will run from 13-26th June and is asking charities to post a photo a day on their Instagram account related to the daily topic. Topics will range from what motivates the charity, to highlighting volunteers, and fundraisers’ work. The campaign is the idea of BluebirdPR, and will also be encouraging all Instagram users to tag their favourite charity to help get more people and charities involved.last_img read more


EPA spill threatens Diné community


first_imgCorn, melons, squashes and other crops, along with sheep and cattle — these are what the Diné (Navajo) farmers grow and raise along the San Juan River in the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico. They use the water from the river to irrigate their crops and provide water for the livestock. Except that now they can’t.Photo of Cement Creek in Silverton, Colorado, after the Gold King Mine contaminated it.The Navajo Times reported on Aug. 5, instead of first removing and treating contaminated water from the closed Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colo., excavators hired by the federal Environmental Protection Agency breached a wall at the mine, causing 3 million gallons of yellow-orange waste water to be dumped into nearby Cement Creek, which flows into the Animas River and then into the San Juan River.Since then, toxic heavy metals have increased dramatically in the Animas River. Lead in the river after the spill has been measured at 5,720 parts per billion, far higher than the 50 ppb concentration level that requires municipal water suppliers to shut down. Cadmium was measured at 6.13 ppb (safe limit: 5 ppb); arsenic at 264 ppb (safe limit: 10 ppb); iron at 326,000 ppb (safe limit: 1,000 ppb); copper at 1,120 ppb (safe limit: 1,000 ppb); and manganese at 3,040 ppb (safe limit: 50 ppb). Elevated levels of zinc, beryllium and aluminum have also been found. (denverpost.com, Aug. 11)Many communities in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah are also threatened by this spill. Much of the heavy metal settles in the river bottom, only to be stirred up by future storms and washed downstream. This contamination may last for years.Particularly hard hit is the Navajo Reservation, the largest Indigenous territory in the country. Stretching across portions of Utah, New Mexico and Arizona, at 27,000 square miles it is larger than 10 of the states in the U.S. Its population now surpasses 250,000. Diné language and culture are scrupulously maintained. More than 750 families live and farm near the contaminated San Juan River.No apology from U.S. governmentThe EPA waited 24 hours before notifying the Diné and other communities of the spill. The agency then distributed through its website a claims form that contains the disclaimer: “I […] agree to accept said amount in full satisfaction and final settlement of this claim.” As Navajo President Russell Begaye pointed out, this form contains “offending language.”“Once the claim is made it will only be for the claims suffered to date and precludes future claims,” Begaye said. He has directed Diné citizens not to sign these claim forms. (time.com, Aug. 12)After finding out about the EPA spill, the Navajo government sprang into action. It launched Operation Tȯ Łitso or Yellow Water. This name is a grim reminder of a uranium waste pond spill of 1,100 tons of solid radioactive mill waste and 93 million gallons of acidic and radioactive waste water into a river tributary in New Mexico in 1979. That spill is still causing health problems for Diné people 36 years later.Command centers have been set up and legal action against the EPA is being prepared by the Navajo government.According to a Navajo government press statement on Aug. 11, Dr. Peterson Zah spoke in the Diné language at the Oljato Council meeting on the reservation about the current emergency and its historical background. Zah recalled Kit Carson’s scorched earth campaign against the Diné people and their forced Long Walk migration into the reservation, as well as the 1979 uranium waste spill disaster.About this current crisis, Zah said: “What I was looking for [from the EPA] was an apology. We didn’t even get one. I wanted to hear from the U.S. government that they were sorry.“Many years from now, the Navajo people will still be here on our tribal lands,” Zah said. “They keep trying to get rid of us, but we’re still here surviving.”Diné and Apache youth confront McCainWhen Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain went to the Navajo Nation’s capital, Window Rock, on Aug. 14, angry Diné and Apache protesters, many of them youth, decried violations of their water rights and copper mining in Oak Flat, Ariz.Deidra Peaches, a Diné woman, said, “The activists were from all over [the West] and came to show inter-tribal solidarity. … McCain and his entourage were definitely thrown off.” (phoenixnewtimes.com, Aug. 17)During his visit, McCain was confronted by protesters throughout the day who chanted in the Diné language, “Water is life!” and held banners reading, “McCain = Indian Killer” and “McCain’s not welcome here.”McCain is a staunch supporter of copper mining interests in Arizona. When high school senior Adriano Tsinigine, an Apache, saw the senator and Republican Gov. Doug Ducey surrounded by people trying to shake their hands and take photos, he seized the moment. Tsinigine pushed his way up to the senator. “I pulled out my [Protect] Oak Flat card. He took it, looked at it, and threw it back at me.”McCain was driven off Navajo land and chased by activists all the way to the airport.In a statement released later that day, the protesters stood firm: “We will rise up as the new leaders of our Nations in solidarity with our Indigenous brothers and sisters, and we start by saying NO MORE ALLOWING state or federal politicians and the corporations they represent entrance into our homelands.”Kris Hamel contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Estudiantes de Misuri golpean racismo


first_imgLa ira y el poder de las/os estudiantes, organizados bajo el liderazgo de las/os más oprimidos, no sólo puede exigir y luchar por ellos, sino que puede ganar. Una victoria contra el racismo fue ganada hoy cuando el presidente de la Universidad de Misuri Tim Wolfe renunció, después de semanas de protestas por las/os estudiantes.Las protestas estudiantiles desde finales de septiembre, una huelga de hambre, el anuncio del equipo de fútbol Mizzou declarando un boicot del resto de la temporada, y un paro inminente de la facultad, todos exigían la destitución de Wolfe por fracasar al no luchar contra una serie de actos racistas en y cerca del recinto en Columbia-Mo., al noroeste de San Luis.Wolfe hizo el anuncio durante una reunión por la mañana de la Junta de Comisarios, órgano gobernante de la universidad. “Asumo toda la responsabilidad de esta frustración [de estudiantes] y asumo toda la responsabilidad por la inacción que ha ocurrido”, indicó. El liderazgo del gobierno estudiantil de licenciatura, que representa a 27.000 estudiantes, emitió públicamente una carta esta mañana antes del anuncio de la renuncia, exigiendo que Wolfe dimitiera. Sólo el 8 por ciento del cuerpo estudiantil de Mizzou es afroamericano, sin embargo, las/os estudiantes apoyaron firmemente la lucha contra el racismo y otras formas de opresión.La carta decía en parte: “En agosto de 2014, la Universidad de Misuri guardó silencio por el asesinato de Michael Brown. En los siguientes meses, nuestros estudiantes quedaron varados, obligados a enfrentarse a un aumento de tensión y desigualdad sin apoyo sistémico. Durante los últimos 16 meses, la calidad de vida de nuestros estudiantes sólo ha empeorado…”“El liderazgo [de Wolfe] innegablemente nos ha fallado y a los estudiantes que representamos. Él no sólo ha permitido una cultura de racismo desde el inicio de su mandato en 2012, sino que descaradamente ha ignorado y despreciado las inquietudes de los estudiantes. … Si bien reconocemos que la carga de la opresión sistémica no cae del todo sobre sus hombros, como líder de este sistema es su prerrogativa el escuchar y responder a los estudiantes. Ha fracasado en esto completamente. Estudiantes de diferentes razas, géneros, sexualidades, habilidades, y de otras nacionalidades no han tenido sus identidades representadas”.Una primera victoria importanteJonathan Butler, un estudiante graduado afroamericano de 25 años, había estado en una huelga de hambre por una semana cuando llegó la noticia de que Wolfe había renunciado.  Cuando anunció el fin de su huelga de hambre, Butler tuiteó ¡”Éste es solo el primer paso! ¡Más cambios vendrán!  #TheStruggleContinues#ConcernedStudent1950″.  El último ‘hashtag’, utilizado por el grupo de estudiantes antirracistas, se refiere al año en que estudiantes negros fueron admitidos por primera vez en la Universidad de Misuri.Michael Sam, el primer jugador profesional de fútbol estadounidense abiertamente gay y ex jugador del equipo de Mizzou, expresó su solidaridad con las acciones de Butler.  (can.com, 9 de noviembre)El 7 de noviembre, el grupo de fútbol de la universidad anunció que boicotearía el resto de la temporada.  Anthony Sherrils, jugador y estudiante de segundo año, publicó en medios de comunicación social una foto de 32 jugadores de fútbol, blancos y negros, con una declaración exigiendo que Wolfe renuncie o sea despedido de su puesto como presidente.  El 8 de noviembre, el entrenador jefe Gary Pinkel anunció su solidaridad con su equipo en Twitter: “La  familia Mizzou está unida. Apoyamos a nuestros jugadores.  #ConcernedStudent1950 GP”.En el anuncio público los jugadores dijeron: “Los atletas de color en el equipo de fútbol de la Universidad de Misuri realmente creen que ‘La injusticia en cualquier lugar es una amenaza a la justicia en todas partes’. Ya no vamos a participar en ninguna actividad relacionada con el fútbol hasta que el presidente Tim Wolfe renuncie o sea eliminado debido a su negligencia hacia la experiencia de los estudiantes marginados.  ¡ESTAMOS UNIDOS!!!”  (espn.com, 9 de noviembre)Payton Head, el presidente de la Asociación de Estudiantes de Misuri en Mizzou, recibió epítetos racistas cuando comenzó el año académico en septiembre.  Head utilizó Facebook para reportar los incidentes y hablar contra el racismo, el asalto sexual y la opresión de la expresión de género.  Esta transparencia en los medios sociales causó una avalancha de indignación de las/os estudiantes y apoyo por la lucha.Otros incidentes incluyeron el despliegue de banderas confederadas y una esvástica garabateada en heces en una pared del baño de un dormitorio.El 9 de noviembre, Reuters informó que el hashtag #Concernedstudent1950 es uno de los temas más corrientes y populares en Twitter y Facebook, y que #Mizzou fue el hashtag más popular en Estados Unidos.La mayoría de quienes utilizan los medios sociales están reportando la renuncia de Wolfe como una victoria en la lucha contra el racismo.  Muchas/os están afirmando que la lucha acaba de empezar y que todavía queda mucho por hacer en el campus de Mizzou en Columbia-Misuri, y en otras ciudades por los Estados Unidos para combatir y erradicar el racismo y el terror racista.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Cross-border cooperation in suppressing media coverage


first_img October 21, 2020 Find out more October 14, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cross-border cooperation in suppressing media coverage Reports Receive email alerts RSF_en Follow the news on Burundi Help by sharing this information to go further November 27, 2020 Find out more “It yet again demonstrates that the governments of both countries want to keep media coverage under total control and prevent democratic debate. We call on the Congolese authorities to free the RPA journalist at once and to allow the RPA broadcasts to resume.”Questioned by JED about the relationship between RPA and his station, Radio Le Messager du Peuple director Mutere Kifara said: “Our station signed a partnership with RPA to broadcast its political magazine Humura Burundi because Radio Le Messager du Peuple can be received in Burundi.”He said he received a call on 7 October from an ANR official who wanted to know when the programme was broadcast. The next day, the radio station’s signal was jammed at exactly that time. This is confirmed by journalists who are still in Bujumbura, Burundi’s capital.On 9 October, Kifara had to stop broadcasting the programme in response to an order from the local authorities, who said they objected to this Burundian programme being broadcast from Uvira. His compliance with the order did not however suffice to prevent the ANR raid four days later.DRC, an understanding neighbourEver since the start of the crisis in Burundi earlier this year, Congolese President Joseph Kabila has made no secret of his support for his Burundian counterpart and his desire for a third term. Congolese observers say Kabila also wants to find a way to hold on to power when his second term expires next year.Censoring the media and intimidating journalists seem to be part of Kabila’s strategy for achieving this goal. Since the start of the year, more than ten media outlets have been censored in the DRC, at least nine journalists have been physically attacked or directly threatened by the security forces, and other journalists have been arbitrarily arrested.Using state-owned Radio Télévision Nationale Congolaise (RTNC) to disseminate propaganda is also part of the strategy. Observers report that RTNC branches have recently been set up in many provincial cities. Some RTNC journalists have talked about the government’s plans on condition of anonymity.“We were recently instructed to always begin by highlighting the government’s actions and never criticize the authorities,” an RTNC journalist based in Nord-Kivu province said. “If you dare to do otherwise, you are liable to be punished. But either way, there is no chance that the editorial board will approve a story that criticizes the government.”A Kinshasa-based RTNC journalist added: “The directives are clear. Either you help to keep his government in power or you go down with it.”Security declining in BurundiIn Burundi, President Pierre Nkurunziza ‘s regime has used very radical methods, orchestrating direct physical attacks on journalists, gradually closing privately-owned radio stations last April and forcing them to remain closed ever since. Around 100 journalists have fled abroad and the situation does not seem to be improving.Murders are continuing although Radio France Internationale reported yesterday the interior ministry’s claim that the security situation was “good overall.” At least five people were shot dead last night in the north Bujumbura district of Ngagara including Christophe Nkezabahizi, a TV cameraman with state-owned RTNB, who was murdered at his home along with his wife and two children in a raid by the security forces.Burundi and the DRC are ranked 145th and 150th respectively in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News Organisation center_img Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists June 5, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reporters Without Borders joins its Congolese partner, Journalist in Danger (JED), in condemning the arbitrary arrests of three journalists, one of them Burundian, during a raid yesterday on a radio station in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by security officials who had no warrant and no authority to censor the media.Members of the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) stormed into Radio le Messager du Peuple in Uvira, in Sud-Kivu province, at around 2 p.m. yesterday, and arrested at least three people, including Congolese reporters Manzambi Mupenge and Lucien Kanana, and Burundian radio technician Egide Mwenero, who works for Burundi’s Radio Publique Africaine (RPA).The three journalists were taken to the ANR’s local office but, at the time of writing, only the Burundian journalist was still being held.Radio le Messager du Peuple had for some time been broadcasting a political magazine programme called Humura Burundi (“May Burundi be in peace” in the Kirundi language) that is produced by RPA, a very popular radio station based in the Burundian capital that has been banned from operating in Burundi since 27 April. BurundiAfrica “This abrupt act of censorship by the Congolese government is unacceptable,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk. “The raid clearly reflects the wish of the Burundian authorities, whose desire to suppress all dissident reporting had been thwarted. BurundiAfrica News News Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detentionlast_img read more


Eight journalists freed after 17 months in prison


first_imgNews May 21, 2021 Find out more News Organisation April 9, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Eight journalists freed after 17 months in prison Follow the news on Ethiopia News EthiopiaAfrica Help by sharing this information Two of the 13 journalists still in prison are suspected of being agents of the separatist Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). Reporters Without Borders welcomed the release from prison of eight journalists after the federal high court cleared them today of subversion. The organisation called for 13 others held since November 2005 to be freed at once.“The Ethiopian judiciary has begun to realise the extravagant and dangerous side to this drawn-out episode,” it said. “We are especially glad that Serkalem Fasil and Eskinder Nega have been freed and will now be able to look after their child, who was born in prison last year. Also that the most serious charges against those still being held have been dropped. When these others have been freed, Ethiopia can return to the path of dialogue and democracy.” EthiopiaAfrica The court asked editors Dawit Kebede (Hadar), Mesfin Tesfaye (Abay), Andualem Ayele (Ethiop) and Wonakseged Zeleke (Asqual), as well as two others, Zelalem Guebre (Menilik) and Abey Gizaw (Netsanet), who were tried in their absence, to present their defence. “Genocide” and “high treason” charges have been dropped against them and they will be tried for “plotting to overthrow the government” and “incitement to rebellion.”center_img RSF_en to go further Receive email alerts Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation February 10, 2021 Find out more Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home Reporters Without Borders welcomed the release from prison of eight journalists after the federal high court cleared them today of subversion. The organisation called for 13 others held since November 2005 to be freed at once. May 18, 2021 Find out more The court today acquitted 25 people who have been on trial for the past year on charges of “genocide,” “high treason” and “plotting to overthrow the government.” They were arrested in November 2005 after a police crackdown on demonstrations by the main opposition group, the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD, or Kinijit in Amharic).Eight of the 25 were journalists. They included managing editors Zekarias Tesfaye (Netsanet), Sisay Agena (Ethiop), Eskinder Nega and his wife Serkalem Fasil (who gave birth to their child in prison last June) (Asqual, Menelik and Satenaw) and Fasil Yenealem (Addis Zena), along with Dereje Habtewold (assistant editor of Menilik and Netsanet), Nardos Meaza (editor of Satenaw) and Feleke Tibebu (assistant editor of Hadar). The court said the government had not proved its case against them. RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia Newslast_img read more