Show Comments ▼ NEW orders received by US factories unexpectedly rose in November, and orders excluding transportation recorded their largest gain in eight months, providing more signs that its economic recovery is on a sustainable path.The Commerce Department said on Tuesday orders for manufactured goods increased 0.7 per cent, after dropping a revised 0.7 per cent in October.Manufacturing has been the star performer during the US’ recovery from its worst recession in 60 years, and continues to expand as factories appear to be ramping up activity to meet rising demand from consumers and businesses.Analysts have forecast economic growth at an annual pace of between three per cent and 3.5 per cent in the fourth quarter, after a 2.6 per cent expansion in the third quarter.US financial markets had little reaction to the data, with stocks little changed as optimism over the economic outlook was offset by a decline in consumer stocks.Yesterday the US Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity climbed to a seven-month high in December, hoisted by sturdy gains in new orders and production.The Commerce Department report showed orders excluding transportation increased 2.4 per cent in November, the highest since March, after a 0.1 per cent gain the previous month.Unfilled orders at US factories increased 0.6 per cent in November after rising 0.7 per cent the prior month. Shipments increased 0.8 per cent, rising for a third consecutive month, while inventories gained 0.8 per cent after rising 1.1 per cent in October. alison.lock whatsapp 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 ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definitionthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tuesday 4 January 2011 10:37 am Share whatsapp Tags: NULL US factory output accelerated in November
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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS England Sevens retain their Dubai Champions titleEngland are Dubai Sevens champions again after beating France 29-12 in the final of the second leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series.A superb second day performance saw Ben Ryan’s side overpower New Zealand 10-7 and Fiji 19-12 before a superb first half display in the final that ultimately clinched the title.Isoa Damudamu – whose two tries sank Fiji in the semi final – struck early on then Dan Norton’s chip and chase and two touchdowns for Mat Turner put them 24-7 up at the interval and almost out of sight. DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 03: In this handout image provided by HSBC, Greg Barden captain of England lifts the winners trophy after his sides 29-12 victory during the Final match between England and France on Day Three of the IRB Dubai Sevens at the Sevens Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Getty Images for HSBC) But France wing Renaud Delmas scored his second try early in the second half and France enjoyed long spells on top before England escaped to the other end of the field and Rob Vickerman pounced to see them safely home.Earlier England opened up by beating Series champions New Zealand – then raised their game again against Fiji, who had won the opening leg of the series in Gold Coast.Fijian-born centre Damudamu provided two vital tries in the first half after Emosi Vucago had opened the scoring for the islanders.Turner then stretched the lead with a burst from the breakdown but England had to dig deep after Osea Kolinisau struck from long range and scramble for all they were worth in defence.Earlier Turner and Norton edged them past New Zealand – England’s first win over the champions since their Dubai triumph of a year ago.Norton’s sensational second half score – his sixth of the tournament – and Turner’s quick-thinking first half effort enabled them to come from 7-0 down after Tomasi Cama had struck early on.On the opening day England saw off Zimbabwe (43-0), Kenya (19-12) and France (29-12), with Norton’s hat-trick in the final match sending them through as Pool C leaders.
Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Feb 1, 2019 Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Way of Love Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Presiding Bishop brings the power of love to Central Florida prep school Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Presiding Bishop Michael Curry poses with Trinity Preparatory School students after their special assembly with him. Photo: Jon-Paul Wimer/Trinity Preparatory School[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry told students at Trinity Preparatory School on Feb. 1 that love can change the world, and them.“God made us to be love and to love,” he said during a special assembly at the school in Winter Park, Florida, north of Orlando.Curry is on the first day of a three-day visit to the Diocese of Central Florida, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Trinity is also celebrating its 50th anniversary. Classes at Trinity Prep began in 1968 for 173 students in grades seven through 12. The school now offers grades six through 12 with 862 students this year.“If you think of love only as a sentiment, it is hard to see how it can have a great impact, but if you understand that that sentiment leads to commitment, a commitment to seek the good, the welfare, the well-being of the other” ahead of one’s own self-interest, Curry said, then “it’s a commitment that actually looks something like God, who the Bible says is love.”Curry told the students what it was like to preach in May at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Any wedding, he said, is “basically two people telling the rest of us that they love each enough to be committed together for the rest of their lives.”“So, two billion people got up to watch two people tell the rest of us that they love each other,” he said. “CBS showed up. The BBC showed up. NBC showed up; Fox, CNN, the world got up to watch two people tell the rest of us that they love each other.“My brothers and sisters, that’s the power of love,” he said, to applause. “And that love had a power because the source of the love is actually God.”The presiding bishop said, “Love has the power – I’m telling you it really does – have the power to lift you up when reality, life, will sometimes pull you down.”Curry told the students the story of Muffin the Ugly Cat who came to live with him and his wife early in their ministry in a mouse-overrun rectory. Muffin was getting beaten up by the other pets in her previous home, but the Curry family, including a German Shepherd dog named Bishop, took her in and loved her, the presiding bishop said.Muffin soon began to hunt mice with a vengeance, sometimes leaving what the presiding bishop called her “tithe” in his slipper. One winter of Muffin on the prowl eliminated the mouse problem, he said.Crouching like a hunting cat, Curry said, “This cat, as long as she was being mistreated and not allowed to be who the Lord put her on this earth to be, she was dysfunctional and dribbling and drooling and all that.“But when that cat was loved – you hear me now? – when that cat was loved and allowed to be who God put her on this earth to be, which is a catcher of mice, she was not just an ordinary cat. She was Super Cat.”Curry said his grandmother used to remind him, “It is no secret what God can do. What he did for St. Paul, he can do for you.”“My friends, I am here to tell you, it is no secret what God can do. What he did for Muffin, he can do for you.”Continuing his visit to the diocese, in the evening Feb. 1 the presiding bishop will lead the diocese’s “Keep Saying Yes to Jesus Revival.” The event will be held at First Baptist Orlando. The diocese has said more than 4,100 people have registered to attend, and plans are being made to seat others in an overflow room at the church.The presiding bishop also will attend the diocese’s 50th anniversary luncheon celebration on Feb. 2 at Trinity Prep.And he will preach during the 10:15 a.m. Eucharist Feb. 3 at the Episcopal Cathedral Church of St. Luke in Orlando.From Central Florida, Curry is scheduled to head to the Diocese of Florida, headquartered in Jacksonville, Feb. 4-5.On Feb. 6, Curry is speaking to the DART Clergy Conference. The Direct Action and Research Training Center, or DART, is a national network of 21 affiliated grassroots, nonprofit congregation-based community organizations. 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Facebook Letter to the Editorhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/letter-to-the-editor/ Letter to the Editor Facebook Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Twitter The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Linkedin Letter to the Editorhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/letter-to-the-editor/ Letter to the Editor: Provost search committee suggestions + posts ReddIt Linkedin Previous articleWeekend hosted by TCU Nursing to support healthy choicesNext articleFDA fears new generation of nicotine addicts, blames e-cigarettes Letter to the Editor RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printThe following is a letter sent to the editor and reflects the views of the author.Dear Chancellor Boschini,Good morning! My name is Amanda Norman and I am a senior at TCU. I would like to discuss the parking situation with you here on campus and some concerns that my fellow students and I have about it. I would like to start off with this: I chose to go to this school for so many reasons, but mostly because it is small. However, every year that passes, getting around this school is more difficult for the student body. I live off campus now, which I really enjoy, but I’m too far away to walk.As you know, the TCU parking situation was already extremely tight in the past few years. It’s left commuter students in quite a bind when they need to get to class and have to choose between a ticket or an absence. If you were ever at the commuter lot next to the library on a school day (before it was ripped up this summer) it was pure bloodsport to park! Cars would follow people like sharks stalking prey, just waiting for them to get in a car so they could turn on their blinker and stake their claim. Even with that lot, it was pointless to even try to park if you weren’t at least thirty minutes early for your class. Now that we have lost that lot, it has left us with very little space.The shuttle system isn’t a sufficient option either and here is why: I have had experience with these shuttles and their drivers. They watch Netflix while driving, no matter how many times I have reported it. They also are constantly running late, and sometimes don’t even show up. I have watched them sit in the lot by the football stadium for thirty or forty minutes straight when they are supposed to be headed to the Greek. They can be a good system for getting around when you don’t need to be punctual, but as for reliability and punctuality, they aren’t an option.Furthermore, students don’t want to buy commuter passes anymore because the commuter lots are always full. The ones that may have a few open spaces are so far away from classes that by the time you drive all the way there and realize that the spaces just got taken, you have to race around campus through construction, closed roads, detours, and hundreds of students jay walking, just to try to park anywhere. Even if it’s illegal. So, by abstaining from buying a commuter pass, the students can park in the visitor lots and find spots easier. However, since the commuter lot by the library was torn up, more and more students are using visitor lots, so now those are getting overcrowded too. This leaves us to park in nearby neighborhoods, lining the streets under the “DO NOT PARK HERE” signs, in hazard spaces, and in tow zones.This isn’t only bad because students get tickets, but it’s also bad because many of the tickets are from TCU. Allow me to explain. Many of us here at TCU are blessed with families that provide for us more so than the average family does. We are very fortunate. When the TCU Police puts a ticket on our car, the fine goes straight to send-home. So, the parents pay the fines. It’s causing students to care less about money, because they know their parents will just pay it. They don’t have to deal with the Fort Worth municipal courts, they don’t have that moment where their hearts skip a beat because they just got an envelope in the mail with the fine inside. I am not speaking for every student of course, and I am not speaking for myself. I just want to simply put that the mindset of a student is being impacted, and the mission of TCU being a “values-centered” university is thus being impacted as well.Not only this, but it is a conflict of interest. We pay so much to be here at TCU, suddenly our parking lots are vanishing, and the school is generating an income on the fines that parents pay for their kid not being able to park so they can get to their class.I understand that TCU is growing. I understand how beautiful and wonderful of a school this is, and how blessed I am to be here. However, while everything is getting developed, parking is shrinking. While the student population is growing with every incoming class, our lots are getting torn up and replaced with more buildings. The campus feels claustrophobic, like there is a football game every school day. I feel less like my school is here for the purpose of my and my fellow students’ learning, and more here to try and sell to visitors and other potential students. I know I am not the only one feeling this way. Morale is very low right now, and frustration is high with the commuter student body. We don’t feel welcome at our own school anymore.I want to reiterate how much I love TCU. I do not feel hostile in any way toward anyone here. I have had the best three years of my life. I do feel, however, that something needs to be done about the parking situation. Please let me know if there is anything at all you can do for us commuters and whether more lots will be opening soon.Thank you,Amanda NormanEditor’s Note: What are your thoughts about diversity on campus or other big issues? TCU 360 wants to know! We are now accepting opinion columns for tcu360.com. If you are interested in having a piece published, send no more than 2 pages on your desired topic to [email protected] We reserve the right to edit for brevity and style. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution A row of cars parked in the Harrison lot behind the Brite Divinity Building, Friday, February 9, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Hunter Smith) Letter to the Editor: ‘We must empower survivors of sexual violence’
Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts Open House Episode 15: Alexis Berry Linkedin Kai Grady ReddIt Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ Facebook Open House: Finale Previous articleOpen House Episode 8: Kendall McCarthyNext articleOpen House Episode 10: Wyatt Waters Kai Grady RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printWelcome back to Part 2 of our Class of 2024 introductions! This second installment features Brandon Fox as the interviewee.Interview conducted by Kyle AtwoodProduced by Kai Grady Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ Logo for SGA’s Open House podcast Facebook Twitter Kai Grady is an FTDM and Journalism double-major from Arlington, Texas. He currently works at KTCU as a Hip-Hop DJ. After graduating, he hopes to pursue a career in both sports and popular culture writing. Open House Episode 14: Delaina Bellows Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ ReddIt Open House Episode 13: Liliana Ogden Welcome TCU Class of 2025
April 28, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders expressed concern today that a judge might grant a state prosecutor’s request to arrest eight journalists in the northern state of Chihuahua involved in reporting that a powerful local businessman was corrupt.”It is vital to openness in public affairs that journalists can denounce corruption without risking imprisonment,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Chihuahua state supreme court president Pablo Zapata Zubiaga. He urged that the journalists not be arrested and that they be given a fair trial.Judge Catalina Ruiz Pacheco agreed on 17 October 2002 to consider an application for the arrest of Oscar Cantú Murguía, editor of the daily Norte de Ciudad Juárez, and seven of his journalists – Armando Delgado, Manuel Aguirre, Guadalupe Salcido, Rosa Isela Pérez, Francisco Luján, Antonio Flores and Carlos Huertas. The paper said the law had been broken because the journalists had not been sent any details of the case and the charges against them.They are being sued for libel by former Ciudad Juárez mayor Manuel Quevedo Reyes, who is now head of a real estate firm. He filed a complaint in January after a series of articles in the paper said the state government paid an very inflated price for land he sold it. The articles suggested government officials had deliberately over-valued the land. The former mayor is asking for 50 million pesos (€5,165,000) in damages and the closing of the newspaper. News Follow the news on Mexico Help by sharing this information MexicoAmericas Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies to go further October 23, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Eight journalists face prison in Chihuahua state Reports News Organisation MexicoAmericas May 5, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 13, 2021 Find out more
February 18, 2021 Find out more June 13, 2016 Radio stations closed in eastern DRC, others threatened Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abuses Economic pressureFreedom of expression Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abuses Economic pressureFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the closure or threatened closure of several radio stations in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the past few days on bureaucratic grounds. RSF believes the aim is to put pressure on the media and prevent hostile reactions to the now unavoidable postponement of the presidential election initially planned in October 2016 . RSF_en News Receive email alerts News February 24, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian to go further News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo In the latest case, radio stations in the Baraka region of the eastern province of Sud-Kivu were notified on 8 June that they will be closed if they do not pay 1,500 US dollars for a “broadcast permit.” This is a large sum for what are mainly community radio stations and most will be unable to pay. The head of the department of posts and telecommunications in the city of Baraka said the order came from the central administration and is meant to be applied throughout the country.In Bukavu, the capital of Sud-Kivu province, Radio Iriba FM was forcibly closed on 2 June on the orders of the provincial tax department on the grounds that it had not paid all its taxes. The station’s director, Donat Musema, is contesting the order and says he has paid most of his taxes, unlike other radio stations in Bukavu that are still operating. He regards its closure as a political reprisal for the fact that he sometimes interviews opposition representatives. Musema has been the target of frequent harassment and even death threats, for which a government employee was convicted in March. Meanwhile, Radio Paon, a community radio station in Munguredjipa, in the neighbouring eastern province of Nord-Kivu, is the victim of an act of censorship by soldiers and members of the National Intelligence Agency (ANR), who arrested the station’s manager, Aimé Kibendelwa, on 4 June and confiscated its transmitter. Kibendelwa was released on 7 June after MONUSCO, the United Nations mission in the DRC, intervened but the ANR is refusing to return the transmitter and is demanding 500 US dollars for it.“The authorities have acted without reference to the courts in these three cases,” RSF said. “This is a complete violation of the DRC’s law, which says that only a prosecutor has the power to close a media outlet. In the currently very tense political situation, it is vital that such politically-motivated intimidation of the media should stop, so that that they are free to do their job of providing news and information.”In a separate development, mobile phone companies have announced an increase in Internet service tariffs ranging from 35 to 500 percent, causing panic in the journalistic community, which largely relies on mobile Internet services to transmit and receive information. Tariff hikes on this scale would also limit the public’s ability to follow the news online, as most Congolese lack fixed-line Internet connections at home. The deputy minister responsible for Internet matters said he would examine the announced hikes, which seem to have been coordinated and, if so, would violate the rules on competition.The DRC is ranked 152nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma JUNIOR KANNAH / AFP Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders February 16, 2021 Find out more
News Organisation An activist with the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), Yap Keng Ho, was sent to prison for ten days by a court on 23 November 2006 after he refused to pay a fine of 2,000 dollars for speaking publicly and posting film on his blog (http://uncleyap-news.blogspot.com/) of an illegal rally of his party. He was taken immediately to jail after refusing to pay the fine and said he would go on hunger strike to protest at his imprisonment and to expose the regime’s corruption.Another party activist, Ghandi Ambalam, and one of the SDP’s leaders, Chee Soon Juan, are also serving a three-week prison sentence for having taken part in the same rally, on 22 April. In Singapore, no gathering of more than four people is permitted without police approval.——————————————————-13.11.06Internet threatened by proposed new rules, while blogger prosecuted over video of himself speaking in publicReporters Without Borders voiced concern today about proposed criminal code amendments designed to encourage online self-censorship and to enable the authorities to prosecute bloggers living abroad. The organisation also condemned the imminent prosecution of opposition member Yap Keng Ho for posting a video of one of his public addresses online.“These new measures aim to impose the same rules on Internet users as journalists,” the press freedom organisation said. “This is not good news for those aware of the lack of media independence in Singapore. The government’s response to the development of the Singaporean blogosphere is repression, as the blogosphere has introduced an unprecedented degree of diversity of views in the city state.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The government is also sending a message to the many Singaporeans living abroad, especially students, reminding them of the need to censor themselves when writing about their country.”The amendments affecting the Internet are part of a major, government-proposed overhaul of the criminal code that will come before parliament at the beginning of 2007. According to the South-East Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), the new rules aim above all to control online content. Bloggers who post content that is libellous or disrupts “religious harmony” could get heavy fines or prison sentences.The proposed criminal code amendments come after several cases involving bloggers. For example, Jiahao Chen, a student finishing his studies in the United States, was forced in April 2005 to close down his site after being accused of defamation for criticising a system of university grants administered by a governmental agency, A*STAR (more details).The SEAPA said the proposed rule changes would affect Internet users posting information online from abroad, which would seem to be a direct response to the problem caused by Jiahao.Meanwhile, Yap Keng Ho of the opposition Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has been accused of posting a video of himself speaking in public on his blog (http://uncleyap-news.blogspot.com). After questioning him on 6 November, a judge ordered him to remove all the documents relating to his public address. His blog is still accessible and the video is still online, but he is to be tried shortly.No meeting of more than four people can take place in Singapore without police permission. According to the SEAPA, one of the criminal code amendments proposed by the government would restrict the “right of assembly” even more. November 24, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blogger belonging to democratic party jailed for ten days Singaporean website prosecuted over election coverage Receive email alerts News October 2, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Singapore SingaporeAsia – Pacific RSF’s denounces Singapore’s disregard of press freedom ahead of its Universal Periodic Review October 15, 2020 Find out more ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org RSF_en to go further News Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources Help by sharing this information SingaporeAsia – Pacific April 10, 2020 Find out more