Royal Mail to cut supplier costs by 20pc

first_img KCS-content Royal Mail to cut supplier costs by 20pc ROYAL MAIL has told its suppliers to strike new deals as it looks to cut 20 per cent costs from each contract.The top 150 suppliers to the company were told in a meeting in London ten days ago the operator was looking to “radically reduce costs” ahead of plans to privatise the service, according to reports yesterday.Under the auspices of meeting new chief executive Moya Green for the first time, the companies heard in a presentation that contracts would need to be renegotiated within 30 days, with the new deals in place by 10 December.Group procurement director Kath Harmeston told contractors: “Royal Mail is in transformation and needs cash. A radical cost-out programme is required to support the transformation.”The presentation set out a scheme to “radically reduce costs and our spend baseline by the end of the financial year – a 20 per cent minimum target reduction per key supplier”.Cost-cutting plans presented by Royal Mail included looking at payment terms to suppliers, the sale of some assets and the sale and leaseback of part of its property portfolio.Royal Mail last week revealed half-year group profits had fallen to £52m, down from £184m last year, with the letter business losing £66m.The cost-cutting comes as Royal Mail faces a potential cash crisis, caused in part by the £800m a year the company pays into its pension plan, which has a £10bn deficit.One anonymous supplier told a Sunday newspaper they were “furious” following the demand for tough cuts. Royal Mail would not confirm the proposals, though told City A.M. last night: “Royal Mail is striving to get the best value for money throughout the business and we are asking our suppliers for their ideas and proposals on how we might achieve this — but we are absolutely not imposing a blanket cut on suppliers’ bills.”Government outsourcer Serco last week withdrew a letter asking for a 2.5 per cent cash rebate from suppliers after a political backlash. whatsapp Share 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 TimesMagellan 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.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmcenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Sunday 7 November 2010 8:26 pmlast_img read more

Here’s my 3-point checklist for investing after the coronavirus stock market crash

first_imgHere’s my 3-point checklist for investing after the coronavirus stock market crash “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address 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. 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. The coronavirus stock market crash has been very pronounced the world over. Here in the UK, the FTSE 100 index fell almost 25% in the first quarter of 2020. Even despite having the second best April performance in a decade, the index slid again at the end of last week, taking it back below 6,000 points.This goes to show that volatility is high and that there’s not a linear trend in the market. Steep falls are met by sharp bounces, and vice versa. While we’re not short-term traders, it’s important to try to pick an opportune entry point when buying a stock. Holding out for the first three months of the year would have enabled you to buy at a 25% discount. Below is my checklist when looking to buy.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…Check the P/E ratioThe price-to-earnings ratio is a very common metric used by investors. It basically shows how much (as a multiple) you’re willing to spend to buy the share in relation to the profitability of the business. For example, if the price is 10p and last year the business made 1p per share profit, the P/E ratio is 10. Obviously you would like to buy the share at the lowest P/E ratio possible. Mathematically, this can be done if the share price is low. If the share price fell to 7.5p, the P/E ratio now becomes 7.5. Given the coronavirus stock market crash, the P/E ratio for some firms has dropped significantly. This can represent a good-but-undervalued long-term stock to buy.Check the dividend yieldThis is a tougher one to tick off the list, given the many FTSE 100 firms cutting dividends at the moment. The dividend yield measures the percentage return paid via a dividend, relative to the price you paid for the stock. For most, the last dividend was paid before the virus made an impact, so check for the most up to date news. You can still find good yields (above 5%) from firms that have come out and committed to paying dividends this year. I outlined some examples in an earlier article (including Legal & General and BP), which you can read here.Check the Q1 trading statementMost businesses have already released their financial statements for the first quarter of this year. These are a valuable insight into the early impact that the virus has had on their revenues. These statements also give an indication of the future impact on the business this year. You may see profit revisions lower, or a note acknowledging anticipated hits to performance. HSBC is a good case in point here.Before buying a stock after the coronavirus stock market crash, read the report and make sure you’re comfortable with the projections given by the firm for the rest of 2020.Overall, having a checklist enables you to avoid buying stocks on a whim. It can also help to prevent unnecessary losses that could have been avoided by doing some simple research. And it gives you a higher chance of being profitable in the longer term. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Jonathan Smith has now shares in any firm mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings. 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. Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Jonathan Smith | Monday, 4th May, 2020 See all posts by Jonathan Smithlast_img read more

Hotshot: Scotland U20 captain Connor Boyle

first_imgThat tournament highlighted to me what I needed to work on. I think I became too focused on the physical side of my game and as a team we probably didn’t spend enough time working on the technical side, the skill-set side.Have you always been a back-row? I was a prop for a while when I was younger but back-row is the position I love the most. Openside is where I’m happiest. I like being involved in everything. I’m not the biggest No 7 so growing up I always looked at Michael Hooper and, more locally, I looked at Hamish Watson and John Hardie. ‘Mish is incredible. He just wants to dominate his opposite man.What do you outside rugby? I’m studying business management at Heriot-Watt University so between that and rugby it’s full-on. I used to play guitar in a band but I don’t have time anymore.RW VERDICT: A Scotland U18 and U20 captain, he’s clearly a leader with a pretty dynamic game. He’s learning every day from the likes of Hamish Watson, Jamie Ritchie, John Barclay and Bill Mata. One to look out for. Scotland U20 captain Connor BoyleDate of birth 19 February 2000 Born Livingston Position Openside Club Watsonians Country ScotlandWhere did it all start for you? I went to school at Stewart’s Melville in Edinburgh, then started playing for Watsonians. I’m in the Edinburgh Academy now and I’m lucky to train with brilliant back-rows Monday to Friday. As an openside flanker, I’m not short on guys I can learn from. The problem is how do I get past them and get some game time.You won’t turn 20 until February, you’ve got time… Yeah, I’m in a great place. Richard Cockerill says work hard and know your detail and the chance will come. I got to play London Scottish in a pre-season friendly, but I’d like a few first-team games in 2020. That’s one of the ambitions. Cockers doesn’t have a problem putting in younger guys. I just have to make sure I’m ready.And your other ambitions?I was captain of Scotland U20 last year and we had some challenges. The Six Nations was tough for us (they won one game) and so was the World Cup (they got relegated). It was a massive honour leading my country but we didn’t perform the way we wanted to. I had to deal with that and put it behind me. On the ball: Scotland’s Connor Boyle takes on England U20 (Inpho) The flanker is learning from top back-rows like Hamish Watson and Viliame Mata at Edinburghcenter_img This article originally appeared in the March 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

For the first time, most deacons ordained in the Church…

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN Women’s Ministry Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Church of England, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY For the first time, most deacons ordained in the Church of England in 2019 were women Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET [Church of England] Women made up the majority of deacons ordained in the Church of England last year for the first time, according to new statistics published on June 17.A total of 570 deacons were ordained in 2019, with women making up 51% of the new intake.Deacons are the first of three orders of ordained ministry. While all clergy continue as deacons throughout, the majority are also ordained as priests at the end of their first year of ministry.The statistics show that women made up around 32% of the 20,000 active clergy last year, with a growing proportion of senior posts such as bishops, archdeacons and cathedral Deans, growing from 25% in 2018 to 27% last year.Read the entire article here. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA Posted Jun 22, 2020 Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Anglican Communion, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NClast_img read more

Ljungdalen / Lowén Widman Arkitekter

first_img 2014 “COPY” Houses Year:  CopyHouses•Ljungdalen, Sweden “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Ljungdalen / Lowén Widman Arkitekter Swedencenter_img Area:  80 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Ljungdalen / Lowén Widman ArkitekterSave this projectSaveLjungdalen / Lowén Widman Arkitekter Architects: Lowén Widman Arkitekter Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs:  Åke E:son Lindman, Daniel Widman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Velfac, EkonomistålCarpenter:Roland HedmarkPlumbing:John RegouwElectricity:Kent Åke JohanssonMarkentreprenör:Ljungdalens all serviceTiles/Masonry:Mur&kakel Hantverk – Michael JohnssonGround Works:Per Göran SkottArchitect In Charge:Daniel WidmanCity:LjungdalenCountry:SwedenMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationText description provided by the architects. The project is designed as a mountain hut for a large, and, or four prospective families and is a paraphrase or modern reinterpretation of a traditional timbered house of the region. The idea is that it should blend into the landscape with the same straightforwardness as a barn, or a storehouse, as a natural part of the built surroundings. Save this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanThe framework of massive wood from Isotimber is manufactured in the same municipality, and is a natural refinement of a timbered house structure.Save this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanThe untreated wooden facade of Northern old pine heartwood will age over time and get a natural variation depending on the direction of the facade, like the oldest houses in the village. The housing body is long and narrow 4.2 x 19.2 meters and follows the terrain up to the highest point on the plot. Save this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanOn the site the house creates a natural shield against the north and west, and thus provides a sheltered spot in the southwest with afternoon sun.Save this picture!© Daniel WidmanThe windows are large modern three glass windows without frames which is fixed and held in place by the liners.Save this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanProject gallerySee allShow lessHanging Gardens of Babylon-Inspired Residential Units Proposed for BirminghamUnbuilt ProjectRhône 8 / Richter Dahl Rocha & AssociésSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman+ 39 Share CopyAbout this officeLowén Widman ArkitekterOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLjungdalenSwedenPublished on April 12, 2017Cite: “Ljungdalen / Lowén Widman Arkitekter” 12 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceCarpetsB&B ItaliaCarpet – TwistBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusHow to use Fire Protection MembranesSoftware / CoursesSculptformSpecification Tool – Price and Spec AppFittingsHOPPEFloor Spring – AR2950DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for False Ceilings and FlooringFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Textured PanelAcousticConwedAcoustic Panels – Eurospan®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?瑞士 Ljungdalen / Lowén Widman Arkitekter 事务所设计是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Perfect Pitch direct/email marketing confirmed for 21 Feb

first_imgPerfect Pitch direct/email marketing confirmed for 21 Feb Howard Lake | 13 February 2007 | News 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. UK Fundraising’s Perfect Pitch  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The next UK Fundraising Perfect Pitch event will take place on 21 February and not 15 February, the preliminary date mentioned for the event.UK Fundraising’s Perfect Pitch – Direct/Email Marketing with Donor Retention and Management will take place next week on 21 February at St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ.Registered delegates will receive updated confirmation details via email later today. Advertisement There are still places available at this free event, so do book now if you wish to attend. Tagged with: Individual givinglast_img read more

Nominations for Lidl’s Young Fundraiser close this month

first_img Nominations for Lidl’s Young Fundraiser of 2012 close this month. One of the Pride of Britain Awards, the award is designed “to recognise the inspiring and selfless determination of young people who make a positive difference”.Nominations are open to reward a child or teenager, under the age of 16, “who has gone beyond all expectations to raise money, however large or small the amount, for a good cause”.Last year’s winner was George Major whose ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine Fund’ had by that point raised £20,000 for the Royal Berkshire Hospital after he had been treated there following diagnosis with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.Nominations for Lidl’s Young Fundraiser of 2012 can be made online or by visiting your local Lidl store to pick up a nomination form.The winner will be selected by Pride of Britain’s panel of judges and will receive their award at an awards ceremony, hosted by Carol Vorderman, at the Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane in October.The closing date for entries is midnight 31 August 2012.The Pride of Britain Awards also include a Fundraiser of The Year category, open to those over Howard Lake | 24 August 2012 | News Tagged with: Awards  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Nominations for Lidl’s Young Fundraiser close this month AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Major Donors: Finding Big Gifts in Your Database and Online

first_imgThis powerful new book equips you to do it, by perfecting the complex process that requires a reliable combination of skills and intuition, experience and curiosity, discipline and spontaneity, and research and conversation. It presents the tips and ./guidance necessary to aid in researching potential donors more effectively and helps all types of charitable organisations analyze and select the best practices for developing multiple Internet strategies alongside their traditional marketing, communications, and fundraising methods. Every part of the nonprofit sector, whether an arts group, a college or university, a health charity, a hospital, or a social change/advocacy organization, will benefit from this book and its fully integrated approaches to: • Prospecting for major gifts• Identifying prospects• Gaining insight into their funding interests• Finding more accurate and updated information on donors and prospects• Understanding knowledge management, database mining, and prospect research• Nurturing hot prospects• Prospecting research policy, privacy, and ethics• Becoming acquainted with U.S., Canadian, and international strategies• Considering what your Web site says to major donors• Moving from prospect identification to making friends for lifeWritten seamlessly by respected names in the field for nonprofit managers, fundraisers and leadership of fundraising organisations, knowledge managers, prospect researchers, and Web builders/designers, this book is a powerful tool to help nonprofit organizations understand the great treasures they can discover when they use the barely tapped resources of “e–research” as the first step in a highly personal program to attract big gifts.UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake contributed a chapter. [amzn_product_post]In order to capitalize on potential prospects, many nonprofit professionals focus solely on the research of, or communication with, prospects. Although research is an important investment of time and resources, and direct contact with each prospect is essential, neither guarantees successful solicitation of a gift. Major Donors: Finding Big Gifts in Your Database and Online shows you the Internet and database–mining strategies and techniques that are now making it possible for charities both large and small to target their efforts on those with identified resources and demonstrated interest. It is more of a why not? book than a how–to guide in which the prevailing message is “Yes!” Wherever you are, whether professional or volunteer, in Asia, Europe, Latin America, or the United States, you can do it. You can raise huge, transformational gifts. Why not? Advertisement Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | News  7 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Major Donors: Finding Big Gifts in Your Database and Online 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.last_img read more

Electronic media liberalised but put under closer surveillance

first_img Follow the news on Pakistan News to go further News Receive email alerts RSF_en Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Help by sharing this information News April 21, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire June 1, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Electronic media liberalised but put under closer surveillance June 2, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific Hasty amendments to a 2002 law setting up the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) will pose fresh threats to journalists working in this fast-expanding sector, Reporters Without Borders warned todayThe organisation said it regretted the lack of debate in the national assembly when the amendments were passed on 16 May and called on the senate to modify them before they are promulgated by President Pervez Musharraf. Even if the amended law brings some improvements for Pakistan’s electronic media, certain of its articles place serious curbs on press freedom by allowing the PEMRA to seize equipment, withdraw licences and conduct investigations.A new article in section XVIII grants the PEMRA police powers for offences covered by the law. Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists secretary-general Mazhar Abbas told Reporters Without Borders this would allow the authorities to arrest electronic media journalists without a warrant.Violations are punishable by prison sentences of up to three years and fines of some ten million rupees (13,700 euros). Information minister Sheikh Rashid said he was unaware of any measures allowing arrests without a warrant, and instead stressed the fact that the new law will allow individuals to own both print and broadcast media. Until now, companies owning newspapers that wanted to set up TV stations had to locate their headquarters abroad.Reporters Without Borders said it welcomed this liberalisation, which should allow new privately-owned media to be set up in Pakistan.But the press freedom organisation said it also contested the legitimacy of increasing government representation on the PEMRA. Under the amended law, the number of government-appointed members increases from four out of nine to seven out of 12, thereby giving the government an absolute majority. Organisation January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

China: two financial journalists sentenced to jail terms

first_img PAN GANG, THE PRESIDENT OF YILI GROUP (PHOTO: EPOCH TIMES) ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedInternetJudicial harassment Help by sharing this information News News News June 2, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedInternetJudicial harassment Receive email alerts RSF_en center_img Follow the news on China November 15, 2018 – Updated on November 21, 2018 China: two financial journalists sentenced to jail terms On October 24, a court in the Chinese Autonomous Province of Inner Mongolia sentenced financial reporters Zou Guangxiang and Liu Chengkun to prison terms of one year and eight months, respectively, on the charge of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” Their sentencing comes after having revealed the existence of an investigation against Pan Gang the chairman of the dairy group Yili, from the region.Zou was arrested in Beijing in March, two days after disclosing on his blog the existence of the investigation, information which became viral and caused a 3.5% fall in the share price of the company. Liu took some elements of the story and published them as fiction, probably to protect himself, which did not prevent his arrest a few days later.”These two journalists have done their job by bringing crucial information to the public’s attention and it is outrageous that it costed them their freedom, said Cédric Alviani, director of RSF’s East Asia office, who condemns “the policy of terror put in place by the Chinese authorities to replace independent journalism with a new media order based on censorship and propaganda.”China is one of the world’s most egregious jailers of journalists, holding more than 60 professional and non-professional journalists behind bars. In the 2018 World Press Freedom Index published by RSF, the country stagnates at 176 out of 180. RSF urges Chinese authorities to release two financial journalists sentenced last month to jail terms for the simple act of revealing the existence of an investigation against the chairman of Yili Industrial Group, a powerful dairy company. News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes to go further Organisation China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more