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Planting the seeds of another crisis

first_img Share Thursday 2 September 2010 8:52 pm More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp FOR some bizarre reason, the creation of three new European Supervisory Authorities and the European Systemic Risk Board – a major power-grab for Brussels – was welcomed last night by Conservative MEPs. Vicky Ford, one of their numbers who took part in the negotiations, admitted that “this is very complex multi-layered legislation and it needs to be checked by legal experts over the coming days” but nevertheless called for it to be “put into action.” Regrettably, it almost certainly will be, even though even its supporters aren’t fully au fait with the fine print. Far from being a good thing, the new regulatory regime will turn out to be yet another blow to Britain’s competitiveness, costing jobs and tax receipts.We should never forget how important the City is to Britain. Tim Congdon, the economist who runs International Monetary Research, has crunched the numbers. Exports of financial services increased from 0.5 per cent of GDP in 1970 to 3.5 per cent of GDP in 2009, despite the collapse that year in the sector’s output. The rise in financial exports roughly matches the increases in finance’s share of GDP; in other words, virtually all of the growth in finance since 1970 has been exported. A somewhat wider definition of financial services which embraces insurance and half of other business services (such as legal and accountancy work and some IT) – implies than exports of what Congdon terms ‘”the financial complex” as a whole are about 6-7 per cent of UK GDP – and an extraordinarily important 20 per cent of total exports of goods and services. With manufacturing – the traditional source of exports – in long-term decline, the City is thus vitally important to Britain’s ability to pay its way in the world; undermining the sector (as opposed to reforming it to make it more sustainable and less prone to busts) would be a terrible mistake. Yet that is exactly what this latest transfer of powers to the EU will do. There is no need for it: reforms can all be implemented by national regulators; ditto with changes to monetary policy. One of the big unheeded lessons of the crisis is that it is dangerous for all countries to pursue similar policies: there is nothing worse than everybody getting it wrong at the same time. The international Basel accords on capital adequacy turned out to be disastrously misguided and helped propagate the recession globally; the same is true of international accounting standards that forced inappropriate mark-to-market pricing of securities around the world. Central banks, fixated on consumer price inflation rather than on the money supply or the quantity of credit, encouraged asset price bubbles which almost took the world economy down with them when they finally went pop. Countries even took to slashing interest rates in tandem. Groupthink breeds uniformity; uniformity inevitably leads to stupidity.My argument is the very opposite to that which is now made almost universally by politicians and pundits – they claim we need a single, coordinated, harmonised set of policies in response to the crisis. But proponents of the received wisdom are merely planting the seeds of an even greater fall the next time around. Regulatory competition and experimentation between nations is a good thing; it serves as a process of discovery and needs to be encouraged, not killed off. The EU, of course, has never understood this – but the rest of us forget it at our [email protected] Show Comments ▼ Planting the seeds of another crisis Tags: NULLlast_img read more


Equity Bank Group Limited ( 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgEquity Bank Group Limited ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Equity Bank Group Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Group Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Group Limited (  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileEquity Bank Group Limited is a leading financial institution based in Kenya which offers products and services to private individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, and the corporate banking market. It operates in six geographical markets; Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The consumer division targets salaried customers or customers who receive regular remittances, such as a pension. The SME division provides financial solutions for working capital needs, property development and acquisition of assets. The corporate division targets large enterprises offering products and services that range from equity, mortgage and asset finance loans to trade finance, development loans and business loans. Formerly known as Equity Bank Limited, the commercial bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited. Equity Bank Group Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more


This is my top UK growth share for December

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Andy Ross | Saturday, 5th December, 2020 | More on: ASC BOO Image source: Getty Images. The markets had an amazing November. I’ve expressed confidence that I think December could be a good month for investors as well. Many years – though not all – we see a Santa Rally. With this in mind, I’ve been running my eye over some UK growth shares. I think I’ve found one I might snap up this month.Ramping up for Christmas and ready for a Santa RallyMy top pick of the growth shares, is clothing e-commerce outfit ASOS (LSE: ASC). I’ve never previously invested in the shares – as they are expensive when you look at a measure like the price to earnings (P/E) ratio.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…However, the company is performing well financially, boosted in part no doubt by lockdown and the demise of high street rivals. The fast-fashion retailer recently revealed that it had more than quadrupled its pre-tax profits over its latest financial year.One downside is that the founder has just sold a significant amount of shares. He does though retain 3.34% of the company. That’s not insignificant compared to some AIM listed company founders. His interests are still in my opinion aligned with those of shareholders. Just to a lesser extent than they were previously.ASOS seems to have come through a period where operationally it wasn’t doing so well. It now has room to keep improving. If it does that it follows that the share price could increase as well.I think overall, investors will expect ASOS to do well in the current environment and will push up demand for the shares. This in turn ought to boost the share price. That makes it a top pick for a growth share for me in December.Why ASOS over Boohoo as a growth share to buy?Boohoo (LSE: BOO) has had to do a lot to take the sting out of accusations around its use of factories in Leicester that were underpaying workers. This has included directors buying shares, appointing non-executive directors, and asking a retired judge to oversee change at the retailer.Boohoo is more acquisitive than ASOS, which increases risk in my eyes. To date most acquisitions seem to have paid off, but it’s often the case it takes time for the wheels to come off acquisitive companies.I don’t like the £324m paid for the remaining stake in PrettyLittleThing because it comes with a catch that makes me uncomfortable. The acquired company was owned by the Boohoo co-founders’ son. In itself, this isn’t necessarily sinister, but it does mean you have to put a lot of trust in the leaders of Boohoo to make the best use of shareholder funds. That’s a big ask. Especially so in light of the Leicester factory allegations. I’d prefer to invest my money in companies with better oversight.Overall, I think ASOS will perform better over the coming months and I think it’s a top UK growth share. It would do especially well I think if there’s a Santa Rally this month. See all posts by Andy Ross This is my top UK growth share for December 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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. Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS and boohoo group. 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.last_img read more


Suburban House II / Amunátegui Valdés Architects

first_imgCopyHouses•Curicó, Chile “COPY” Houses Chile Area:  365 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Save this picture!Cortesía de Amunátegui Valdés+ 13Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Architects: Amunátegui Valdés Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Suburban House II / Amunátegui Valdés ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSuburban House II / Amunátegui Valdés Architects Suburban House II / Amunátegui Valdés Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily 2014 Manufacturers: AraucoConstruction:JLP ConstruccionesStructure:Juan AcevedoAuthor Architects:Alejandro Valdés, Cristobal AmunáteguiDesign Team:François Jullien, Sebastián Zarhi, Agustina LabarcaCity:CuricóCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Cortesía de Amunátegui ValdésRecommended ProductsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. Just like House Nº 1, this house is located in a half rural, half suburban area of Curicó. It was designed for a judge and her two daughters. Several themes are hidden behind the apparently banal recurrence to the formula of the pavilion, so dear to the modernist canon. For a start, the more private sphere of domesticity was organized in the eastern wing through a corridor which by virtue of its size has become an antechamber, if not a room in its own right. Save this picture!Floor PlanClosets have been reversed towards this room so as to sometimes turn dressing into a common celebration, as requested by client and daughters. Hence the wide bay window and the bench, and hence, too, the continuous skylight on the roof. Two bathrooms complete the ensemble of elements that will grant this space enough activity so as to consider it one amongst the rooms of the house. The adjacent bedrooms can be fully traversed towards the roofed terrace, thus adding another component of publicity to the layout. The main bedroom intensifies the interplay between the rooms bringing into play a version of the ancient aedicule revitalized by Charles Moore in some of his own residences.Save this picture!Cortesía de Amunátegui ValdésSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionSave this picture!Cortesía de Amunátegui ValdésThe western pavilion is an exercise on compression and distribution: living room, dining room, kitchen, storage, laundry and service room – that is to say two interdependent parts of the domestic world – have been articulated through an enclosed patio that insists on the autonomy of the dwelling, particularly in the context of a site that offers little to cling to. Kitchen, dining, and living room have been organized around a chimney, which is at the same time the column that supports a pyramidal roof – an iteration of the structure used at the Köök bistro. The ceiling is tall enough so as to host a space on top of the kitchen – a work place for the mother/judge.Save this picture!Cortesía de Amunátegui ValdésBetween the two pavilions we devised a small articulator, clumsy when looked at on the plan, more gracious when extruded. As for the roofs, their physiognomies respond to fundamentally different problems, although they both recur to similar aesthetic codes. In the future we hope to add a third roof giving form to a garden ‘room’ associated with the pool and garden activities. We decided to turn to prefabricated elements to facilitate the construction process, and provide with enough regularity for the roof structure as well as for the expression of facades.Save this picture!AxonometricProject gallerySee allShow lessA Colorful Interactive Version of Euclid’s “Elements” Online for FreeArchitecture NewsMecanoo’s Qianhai Data Center is a “Digital Lighthouse” for ShenzhenArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeAmunátegui Valdés ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCuricoChilePublished on December 26, 2018Cite: “Suburban House II / Amunátegui Valdés Architects” [Casa Suburbana II / Amunátegui Valdés Architects] 26 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Higienópolis Apartment / Teresa Mascaro

first_imgArchDaily Higienópolis Apartment / Teresa MascaroSave this projectSaveHigienópolis Apartment / Teresa Mascaro Area:  90 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Higienópolis Apartment / Teresa Mascaro ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Lead Architect: CopyAbout this officeTeresa MascaroOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsPinheirosBrazilPublished on November 04, 2020Cite: “Higienópolis Apartment / Teresa Mascaro” [Apartamento Higienópolis / Teresa Mascaro] 04 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Apartments Architects: Teresa Mascaro Area Area of this architecture project Teresa Mascaro Year:  Photographs Manufacturers: Fujitsu, Hafele, Rinnai, Schneider Electric, Ademir Chilano, Alphagran Mármores e Granitos, Aquaflex Aquecedores, Artenova Gesso Decoração, Atko Construtora e Elementos em Concreto, Brilia, Confort Blind, Deca, EJC Instalações Elétricas, Ecodoorpvc Esquadrias, Fórmica, Gilberto Ogata Serralheria, Granitorre, Gypsum, House of Glass, La Fonte, +7Manoel Reis Marcenaria, Paulo Ronaldo Neto Ar-com, RX Pinturas, Suvinil, Tigre, Tramontina, reka iluminacao-7 “COPY” CopyApartments, Renovation, Apartment Interiors•São Paulo, Brazil 2019 “COPY” Brazil Save this picture!© Pedro Mascaro+ 26Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Engineering:Oscar Toshio KusakaCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pedro MascaroRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseResidential ApplicationsLunawoodLunawood Thermowood Façade and Decking in Project ÖDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. It is a 90 m2 apartment situated in the São Paulo central area. The apartment is in a typical 1950s  apartment building and it was found in its original condition. The objective of the Project was to make use of the features so typical for this period: ample spaces, high ceilings, huge window vaults, ipê wood parquette … Nevertheless, in order to meet new design, in addition to hydraulic and electrical installations some spatial changes were necessary too. Save this picture!© Pedro MascaroSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Pedro MascaroThe kitchen and the living room were integrated by means of a built on site counter made of reinforced concrete. The counter is ‘L’ shaped  and starts at 90cm high in the kitchen area,  containing the stove, sink, etc.  At the point where it reaches the living room it drops down 15cm and becomes a dinner table that stretches for three meters. This three-meter-table does not have any support on the floor but is suspended by two iron bars that are welded to the ceiling structure.  An iron plate linear lamp is fixed to the reinforcing bars and hovers over the table.Save this picture!© Pedro MascaroSave this picture!Elevation BSave this picture!© Pedro MascaroThe existing bathroom was transformed into a sizeable utility room and niches for kitchen cabinets. A new bathroom was then made in the original place of the maid’s quarters.Save this picture!© Pedro MascaroThe wet area floor finishing is done in pastel coloured terrazzo floor tiles. The original parquette flooring was restored. The wet area walls are done in epoxy paint.Columns and beams were exposed so that the original markings and identification inscriptions are visible.Save this picture!© Pedro MascaroA naval plywood bookcase in the living room is a catwalk that goes up to meet the reinforced concrete shelf which encircles the whole social area and is used for an indirect lighting.Save this picture!© Pedro MascaroProject gallerySee allShow lessCasa en Bahía Domeyko 01 / Abarca + Palma ArquitectosSelected ProjectsSlot House / Feldman ArchitectureSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:São Paulo, State of São Paulo, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs:  Pedro Mascaro Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more


Donors’ Charter rewritten as ‘Fundraising Promise’

first_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving. The Fundraising Standards Board has rewritten and retitled its Donors’ Charter and is launching it as the ‘Fundraising Promise’. Members of the Institute of Fundraising have been invited to view the new document.Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, today emailed members encouraging them to review the Fundraising Promise and “mak[e] a commitment to the UK-wide self-regulatory scheme for fundraising”.All organisations that sign up to self-regulation will be required to commit to and promote the Fundraising Promise, alongside the Institute’s Codes of Fundraising Practice. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 October 2006 | Newscenter_img Donors’ Charter rewritten as ‘Fundraising Promise’  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more


Solidarity with Ukraine anti-fascists at NY Gaza march

first_imgWW photo: Joseph PietteWorkers World Party and International Action Center activists spoke out in solidarity with the Donbass resistance and anti-fascist fighters in Ukraine at the Aug. 9 “World Stands with Gaza” march in New York.Protesters carried the flag of the Donetsk People’s Republic and signs linking the anti-imperialist/anti-fascist resistance of the people in Palestine and Ukraine. They also distributed a call to action from the Support Center for Antifascists in Ukraine, initiated by exiled member of the Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle) in Simferopol, Crimea.According to march organizers, this was the first time the Donetsk flag was flown at a Gaza demonstration in New York. Many people asked about the flag, and this opened up the opportunity for conversations about the Ukraine struggle and similarities with the Palestinian resistance.Russian and Palestinian television networks interviewed the activists.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Women’s hoops tops Texas Tech, 76-62

first_img + posts Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Madison Fowler Soccer stadium receiving new playing field, lights and drainage system Madison Fowler Women’s basketball attendance is still “not where it needs to be” Madison Fowler Previous articleTCU picks up two wins over PAC-12 opponentsNext articleMusic education students network at national convention Madison Fowler RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Madison Fowler is a senior communication studies major and journalism minor. When she is not writing for TCU 360 she is most likely fostering dogs and reminiscing on her travels abroad. Facebook Madison Fowler TAGSgame lost Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Madison Fowler Sustainability on campus shows progress but has further to go printThe Horned Frogs defeated the Texas Tech Red Raiders Wednesday with a 76-62 win in the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.The Frogs came out of the gate cold, missing their first eleven shots from the field, but that didn’t stop them from taking an 18-12 lead over the Red Raiders by the time the first quarter came to a close.  TCU led by 15 at the end of the 3rd quarter, enough to distance themselves from Texas Tech for the win.The horned frogs, now 12-11 (4-8 Big 12), are tied for fifth place in the conference standings with the win. Head coach Raegan Pebley credited the win to a strong defense.“The best offense tonight was our defense being able to take that lid off the basket to get into the transition game through rebounding and getting stops,” Pebley said.Both coaches described the game as tough.“Tech is a good team,” Pebley said. “We knew we had our hands full and when we see them again we know that it’s not going to be easy.”Texas Tech head coach Candace Whitaker said the competition across the Big 12 is fierce, but specifically credited TCU players for their performances, including that of AJ Alix, who finished the night with 20 points and nine assists.“AJ Alix does a great job for them,” Whitaker said. “We had a hard time in transitions, guarding her off.”The solid outing didn’t stop with Alix. Jordan Moore picked up her second straight double-double of the season with 14 rebounds and 11 points in the win. TCU guard/forward Jada Butts also impressed with a game-high 23 points in the win.Butts said the team’s main goal remains an invitation to the NCAA tournament this spring.“We still have a chance to get to the tournament and we’re working on it every day,” Butts said.The Frogs will be back in action when they host No.2 Baylor at the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena at 3 p.m. on Feb. 12. The game will televised on ESPN 2. The know-it-all’s guide to getting your textbooks Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more


After Geo News, regulator suspends two more TV stations

first_imgNews Receive email alerts Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists PakistanAsia – Pacific June 6, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 After Geo News, regulator suspends two more TV stations January 28, 2021 Find out more April 21, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Pakistan Newscenter_img The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) followed up its 5 June suspension of Geo News by suspending and fining two more TV stations, Geo Entertainment and ARY News, with immediate effect on 20 June.It suspended Geo Entertainment for a month and fined it 10 million rupees (75,000 euros) for “blasphemous content.” ARY News was fined the same amount but was suspended for 15 days.Mubashar Lucman, the host of the ARY News talk show “Kara Sach,” was previously banned on 11 June from presenting the show until further notice for “contemptuous programmes against the superior judiciary.”Geo News, which was also fined 10 million rupees, resumed broadcasting on 21 June at the end of its 15-day suspension.——————————————————————————————–06.06.14 : Geo News suspended for two weeks, sues intelligence agencyReporters Without Borders condemns today’s decision by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to suspend all broadcasting by the TV news channel Geo News for 15 days.The decision was taken in response to a defence ministry complaint to PEMRA accusing Geo News of waging a “vicious campaign, libellous and scandalous in nature” after its star talk show presenter Hamid Mir was badly injured in a targeted shooting on 19 April.PEMRA also ordered Geo News to pay a fine of 10 million rupees (75,000 euros) within 15 days, failing which the suspension would remain in effect, and warned that any further breach of regulations could result in its licence being permanently withdrawn.“Suspending a TV station’s licence is a grave violation of freedom of information especially when it is the country’s leading news channel,” Reporters Without Borders said.The suspension follows a major smear campaign against Geo News that began after it broadcast claims that the intelligence agencies were behind the attack on Mir. Both the defence ministry and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan’s leading intelligence agency, responded by accusing Geo New of being “anti-state.”On 20 May, several PEMRA members ordered the closure of Geo News and two of its sister channels, Geo Tez and Geo Entertainment, and the withdrawal of their licences, but they were immediately overruled by other PEMRA members.Geo News has meanwhile announced its intention of suing the ISI over the “anti-state” accusation and seeking 500 million dollars in damages. It is also calling on the defence ministry, the ISI and PEMRA to public apologize to the media group and its employees for the accusations. The Pakistani media are operating in a steadily deteriorating environment, with threats, intimidation attempts, attacks and torching of newspaper distribution trucks becoming increasingly frequent.Pakistan is ranked 158th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire RSF_en News Organisation PakistanAsia – Pacific last_img read more


Yoani Sánchez

first_imgInformation hero Yoani Sánchez CubaAmericas Ileana Alamilla Guatemala Find out more Mabel Cáceres Peru Find out more CubaAmericas Follow the news on Cuba See more to go furthercenter_img Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Anabel Hernández Mexico Find out more Itsmania Pineda Platero Honduras Find out more Laura Poitras United States Find out more A philologist by training, Yoani Sánchez is a celebrity in her own country and internationally. Time Magazine ranked her as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2008. Her Generación Y blog, launched in 2007 with the aim of “helping to build a plural Cuba,” covers the economic and social problems that ordinary Cubans constantly face. Like other bloggers, she has been subjected to varied insults (such as “contemptible parasites”), intermittent blocking and judicial harassment. In early 2014, she announced her intention to create an independent collective media platform in Cuba. “The worst could happen on the first day, but perhaps we will sow the first seeds of a free press in Cuba,” she said. last_img read more