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first_img More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Tags: NULL John Dunne whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Thursday 9 September 2010 3:22 am Sharecenter_img Music, books and games retailer HMV Group reported a 10.6 per cent fall in sales for the first quarter as the World Cup distracted customers from DVDs and books.The group, which is trying to widen its product mix with live music and ticketing, said it was pinning its hopes on a successful Christmas period.“These initiatives, combined with a stronger product line-up, particularly in games, are key to the delivery of a successful Christmas,” Chief Executive Simon Fox said in a statement.HMV added it was making progress in turning around its Waterstone’s bookstores, with improved market share performance and an improving trend in sales growth.However, consumer confidence in the UK remains fragile.Earlier this week department stores group Debenhams said it was cutting prices earlier this week in a bid to attract wary shoppers. HMV also announced the departure of Finance Director Neil Bright, who will take up the role at leisure and travel group Holidaybreak. HMV sales plunge by 10pc in World Cup blow whatsapp Show Comments ▼ last_img read more

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first_imgThursday 7 October 2010 7:54 pm Tags: NULL KCS-content whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com whatsappcenter_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Show Comments ▼ CITY VIEWS: WAS THE BANK OF ENGLAND RIGHT TO KEEP INTEREST RATES ON HOLD? ALEX WINSTANLEY | AVIVA“I am happy the Bank is keeping interest rates at the current level. We’re in a challenging period at the moment. I am confident with what the government is doing but we need to take stock and possibly look at what Europe is doing.”LAWRENCE CHIR | BLACKROCK“At the moment I think the Bank is doing the right thing. There is sufficient reason to keep rates low and it would be far too risky to raise them. But I do think the rates will have to go up sometime soon.”ALEJANDRO WORTHINGTON | KENNEDYS“It’s good for home owners, but bad for people with savings. The fact that the Bank doesn’t feel it can raise interest rates is a cause for concern.” last_img read more

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first_img Waitrose opens overseas Share More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com whatsapp Sunday 13 February 2011 10:48 pm Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp WAITROSE is set to open one of five shops in the Channel Islands this week, in its first owner-operated venture outside the UK.The Thursday opening of its 21,000 square foot shop in St Saviour, Jersey, comes just a week after the retailer opened its first shop in Bahrain.However, unlike Bahrain, which is operated as part of a licensing agreement with Fine Fare Food Market, the forthcoming Channel Islands branches will be managed and operated solely by Waitrose.The new shop is one of five branches (three in Jersey and two in Guernsey) purchased from Sandpiper CI Ltd, a Channel Islands retail chain.To meet local legal and accounting rules, Waitrose now has two new operating companies, Waitrose Jersey Ltd and Waitrose Guernsey Ltd.Waitrose described the opening as a “major logistical feat”, as it involved a two-week shop refit and sourcing of 500 local products.The Channel Islands division will bring 600 staff into the John Lewis fold, including 400 who worked in the shops bought by Waitrose. Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldBetterBe20 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 KCS-content last_img read more

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first_imgTuesday 22 February 2011 9:04 pm Formula One team Williams has reduced the price range for its €265m (£224m)?listing in Germany next week as a result of violent clashes in the Middle East. The racing team has tightened its offering of €24 to €29 per share to between €25 and €27 per share. Formula One’s season opening race in Bahrain was called off earlier this week because of pro-democracy protests in the Gulf state. whatsapp F1 team tightens IPO price range Share Tags: NULL KCS-content center_img 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 PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald whatsapp More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼last_img read more

August 24, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Regions: US Washington The Washington Senate Committee on Ways and Means has voted through a bill that would legalise in-person and online sports wagering activities in the state.House Bill 2638, along with its companion Senate Bill 6394, would permit land-based sports betting at tribal casinos and cardrooms, in addition to mobile on-premises betting.Approval from the Committee on Ways and Means, which comes after the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee last week also voted through the bill, will mean that the bill can now progress forward to the Rules Committee for a second reading.Last month, Washington’s House last week also passed the bill by a conclusive vote of 83-14, primarily due to the bill being sponsored by 20 Representatives.Read the full story on iGB North America. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Washington Senate Committee on Ways and Means has voted through a bill that would legalise in-person and online sports wagering activities in the state. Topics: Legal & compliance Sports bettingcenter_img Legal & compliance Email Address 4th March 2020 | By contenteditor Washington sports betting bill progresses past Senate Committeelast_img read more

July 5, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img 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. Image source: Getty Images Don’t forget the State Pension! But I’d do this as well for a happy financial retirement Kevin Godbold | Monday, 24th February, 2020 See all posts by Kevin Godbold Enter Your Email Address 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. It’s easy to forget all about the State Pension and assume that it will take care of itself. But, sadly, not everyone will get the full State Pension when they retire because it depends on your National Insurance record.It’s worth checking the government website to see where you stand with your State pension and to find out how many qualifying years of paying National Insurance you have under your belt.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…It’s common for people to skip a year because of things such as low earnings, unemployment and illness. But in many cases, you may be eligible for National Insurance credits, so it’s important to make sure you get them if you’re entitled because it will keep your National Insurance record complete.You can also pay voluntary National Insurance contributions to make up for any years you didn’t qualify, if you want to. And that could be a good idea because the ‘investment’ would be relatively risk-free and backed by the government.Building a second retirement fundBut I’d also aim to build a second retirement fund and, for me, the best way to do this is by investing in the stock market. I’m a big fan of shares and share-backed investments because, over the long haul, they’ve outperformed all other major classes of asset, such as cash savings, bonds and property.You only need to look at the long-term price chart of London’s lead FTSE 100 index to see how well shares can perform. Since the Footsie started in January 1985, it’s up almost 650%. And you don’t even need a complicated investment strategy to harvest decent returns from the stock market. For example, you could put regular money into a low-cost index tracker fund that mechanically follows an index such as the FTSE 100.If you do that, as well as gains from any rises in the index, you’ll also receive a regular stream of shareholder dividends. And if you choose the accumulation version of your fund, rather than the income version, your dividends will automatically be ploughed back into the fund for you. In that way, your dividends will be compounding, and the effect of that will likely lead to your overall investment out-performing the index as it shows on the chart.The choices are plentyEffective investing can be that simple. You can choose between many index tracker funds or managed funds, and you can even invest in a few carefully chosen shares of individual companies. I would be inclined to spread my money between trackers that follow several indices, such as the FTSE 250 and America’s S&P 500, as well as the FTSE 100.And I’d shelter my investments from tax by holding them in a Stocks and Shares ISA or a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP). Over time, it’s possible for a well-diversified portfolio of shares and share-backed investments to compound nicely. And if you invest regularly for decades, there’ll probably be a good chance you can build a pot large enough to double your income in retirement when added to the State Pension. Good luck in your investing journey. Kevin Godbold has no position in any 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. 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first_img Zaven Boyrazian owns shares in Oxford Biomedica, dotDigital, and Frontier Developments. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Bioventix, dotDigital Group, Frontier Developments, and Warehouse REIT. 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! 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. 2020 has been an interesting year for UK shares. The pandemic caused major worldwide disruptions to several industries, while other sectors thrived under lockdown conditions. For example, companies like Cineworld have seen their share price slashed by over 70%, whereas online retailer Ocado’s share price is almost up by 70%!The announcement of multiple vaccines marks the light at the end of the tunnel. And although the pandemic may be over next year, I believe it has created a permanent shift in societal habits. I think this shift could present an excellent opportunity for investors like me. Here are six shares I’m keeping on my watchlist right now: 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…UK biotech is more critical than ever!The biotech industry is big, and rightfully so. Biological-based drugs are proving themselves to be highly effective compared to their chemical-based counterparts.Gene and cell therapies are looking especially promising as a means of treating advanced illnesses such as Parkinson’s and even Covid-19 itself.But what use is treating these diseases if you can’t diagnose them? Antibody blood testing has long been the gold standard for diagnosing diseases. But the supply of antibodies is unable to keep up with the demand, causing their value to skyrocket.That’s why I think shares of UK companies Oxford Biomedica and Bioventix are perfectly positioned to create explosive growth in 2021 and beyond.UK gaming shares are churning out profits!With everyone stuck at home, people have been turning to entertainment source like video games to pass the time. So much so, that the average time spent playing games increased by 16% over the past nine months.Lockdown may soon come to a close, and undoubtedly player activity will experience a decline. But the pandemic has most definitely exposed new players to the entertainment source. Given how fun video games can be, I think there is a high chance they won’t stop playing just because it’s safe to go outside again.The pandemic has only accelerated the growth of the video game industry with UK-based company Keywords Studios reaping full benefits. Frontier Developments is also getting ready for some pretty substantial launches early next year. Put together both UK shares are set to generate quite a bit of extra cash flow, and of course, profit.UK e-commerce shares are on the rise!Much like the gaming sector, e-commerce has greatly benefited – for lack of a better word – from the pandemic.Before the lockdown, online shopping represented less than 20% of total UK sales. This figure jumped to over 30% in May. Needless to say, even with the rise of e-commerce giants like Amazon, most of the market remains untapped!But how does a business drive traffic to their websites? And where do they store all their products yet to be sold? That’s where dotDigital and Warehouse REIT come into play.One firm offers bespoke automated marketing solutions to attract and retain customers. At the same time, the other provides affordable warehousing facilities for businesses of all sizes.Collectively, I believe all six of these UK shares are well-placed to grow at double-digit rates throughout 2021 and beyond, easily doubling my money over the long term. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Zaven Boyrazian | Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian 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. 6 UK shares I’d buy to double my money in 2021 Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

June 16, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis44 Melanie May | 29 August 2017 | News Advertisement WaterAid is taking a different approach with its latest DRTV campaign, with ads aimed at inspiring people to donate by showing them the positives of clean water, rather than the hardships of doing without.Good Agency has created a collection of DRTV ads for WaterAid, aimed at making the public feel good as well as ready to support the charity. The first ad, First Drop, launched on 1st August, and is a celebration of clean water. It focuses on the joyous moment when six-year-old Gibou embraces the first drop of water from the tap that had only just been installed in his village by WaterAid. It was filmed in Foindu, in the Kenema District of Sierra Leone.Charley Day, Fundraising Manager at WaterAid said:“Reaching everyone, everywhere with clean water means inspiring a huge number of people to help. To do that, we wanted to break the pattern of traditional charity advertising and show the positivity of clean water, rather than the huge problems of living without.” Tagged with: DRTV Fundraising ideas WaterAid launches feel-good DRTV campaign to encourage support  455 total views,  1 views today  456 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis44 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

June 12, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img May 19, 2021 Find out more CameroonAfrica Condemning abusesReports and statistics Freedom of expression October 26, 2018 Cameroon’s presidential election: RSF denounces press freedom violations Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system Organisation News © ALEXIS HUGUET / AFP Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts May 31, 2021 Find out more A few days after Paul Biya’s reelection, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) assesses the exactions against journalists during the presidential election. Follow the news on Camerooncenter_img to go further News Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court April 23, 2021 Find out more News CameroonAfrica Condemning abusesReports and statistics Freedom of expression RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores the many press freedom violations during this month’s presidential election in Cameroon, in which Paul Biya was reelected on 7 October for a seventh term with 71.28% of the votes, according to the results announced two weeks later, on 21 October.Several journalists were arrested on 21 October while trying to cover a peaceful march in Douala that was called by an opposition parliamentarian to protest against alleged electoral fraud, and was banned by the sub-prefect. Prince Fogue, a reporter for the daily Le Messager, Reuters correspondent Josiane Kouagheu and Kouagheu’s driver were arrested, taken to different Douala police stations and then released.“The arrest of these journalists underlines the climate of fear that the authorities have imposed in Cameroon,” RSF said. “By preventing coverage of an election-related opposition demonstration, President Paul Biya’s administration is showing that it does not allow the media to work properly and freely. These latest press freedom violations do not bode well for the situation of journalists and media during President Biya’s seventh term.” The day the results were announced was also marked by many Internet disruptions. A report by the organization Netblocks quoted Internet service providers as saying access to WhatsApp and Facebook was very restricted if not impossible.Election-day violenceMany journalists were unable to cover the voting on election day. Many voting stations demanded a special press accreditation for election coverage that had been issued by the communication ministry. This included the voting station at a public school in Bastos where Biya and members of his government went to vote. The prefect in the Biafra region also denied many journalists access to voting stations. The special press accreditation was also required in order to attend hearings on post- election disputes and the Constitutional Council’s announcement of the results. According to the information obtained by RSF, a reporter for La Voix du Centre, Yelva Eyono, was also detained for several hours of the police in Yaoundé.Press freedom violations were especially numerous in the English-speaking parts of the country. In Buea, the capital of South-West Region, a car belonging to the Cameroon Tribune newspaper was attacked by separatists who wanted to disrupt the election. According to the National Union of Cameroonian Journalists (SNJC), reporters working for Mutations, Le Messager and La Nouvelle Expression were threatened by government officials, who accused them of pro-opposition bias in their reporting. The authorities have posed a serious threat to journalists during Biya’s previous six terms as president. Last March, a journalist was physically attacked and humiliated by the transport minister’s bodyguards.Cameroon is ranked 129th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case Newslast_img read more

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first_img China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alerts to go further Organisation RSF_en January 13, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New online censorship campaign extinguishes last flicker of Olympic torch Reporters Without Borders regards the campaign against Internet porn that China launched on 5 January as just a pretext for reinforcing online censorship. More than 90 websites have so far been blocked, but some of them have no pornographic content. Foreign ministry spokesperson Jian Yu nonetheless insisted today that “China takes a positive and open minded attitude toward the management of the Internet.” “The online Great Wall no longer suffices for the government, which is using porn as a pretext to block websites where people express themselves freely,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Internet users have shown they know how to breach the Great Wall and the government’s persistence proves that it fears the Internet’s appropriation by Chinese citizens.” The press freedom organisation added: “The Olympic torch is now definitely extinguished and the government’s much-vaunted liberalisation is no more. The campaign against political dissidents is now out in the open.” The government began its campaign on 5 January by ordering Google and Baidu, China’s two most popular search engines, to “take more effective measures” to combat online porn. But in practice the campaign is much broader and is also targeting political and human rights content. Amnesty International reported yesterday that its website, which was rendered accessible in China on 1 August, a week before the start of the Beijing Olympic Games, has again been blocked. Brushing aside the allegation, Jian Yu of the foreign ministry said this kind of accusation was made by people who “are ignorant of China’s situation.” Bullog (http://www.bullog.cn), a political blog portal, has been inaccessible since 9 January. The portal’s editor, Luo Yonghao (罗永浩), has posted a note that includes the text of the directive issued by the Beijing Bureau of Information calling for its closure. The directive says: “The www.bullog.cn website is publishing a lot of negative information in the public domain. We already asked it to correct this, but the site has still not taken any effective measures. It is now necessary that the hosting organisation block the domain name – HOLD domain name bullog.cn.” The portal groups some well-known political websites and blogs, some belonging to people such as Ran Yunfei 冉云飞, Baozuitun 饱醉豚, Liao Wendao 梁文道 , Ai Weiwei艾未未, Wang Xiaoshan 王小山, Mo Zhixu 莫之许, Wu Yue San Ren 五岳散人, Shi Nian Kan Chai 十年砍柴 and A Ding 阿丁. all signatories of Charter 8, a manifesto calling for democratic reform inspired by Charter 77, the manifesto issued by Czechoslovak dissidents in 1977. Bullog was already suspended in October 2007, but Luo Yonghao managed to get it reopened by promising the authorities to be “vigilant about site content.” The government meanwhile announced today that it wants to reinforce the state media such as CCTV and the news agency Xinhua. Writing in the Communist Party’s ideological newspaper, which sets the political priorities each year, Propaganda Bureau chief Liu Yunshan said: “It has become urgent for China to ensure that our communication capacity matches our international prestige.” As a result, China is planning to spend 17 billion yuan (2 billion euros) on boosting the influence of these two news media.——-Read Ran Yunfei’s article published in The Guardian News June 2, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information center_img ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China March 12, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific last_img read more