AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) HY2011 Presentation

first_imgAngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2011 presentation results for the half year.For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh)  2011 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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How I’d unearth top share picks to buy today to make a million

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Peter Stephens | Saturday, 23rd January, 2021 How I’d unearth top share picks to buy today to make a million Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge See all posts by Peter Stephens Enter Your Email Address 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. 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. It takes a considerable amount of time to make a million from buying shares. However, that process may be shortened through investing money in top share picks. They may offer good value for money relative to other stocks, and could deliver higher returns over the coming years.Through investing in companies benefiting from clear industry growth trends while they trade at low prices, it is possible to outperform the stock market. Over time, this could improve an investor’s financial prospects and lead them towards a seven-figure portfolio.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…Buying shares to make a millionOf course, an investor can make a million by simply tracking the performance of the stock market. For example, indexes such as the S&P 500 and FTSE 100 have produced high single-digit annual returns over the past few decades on a total return basis. Investing even a modest amount of money, such as £500 per month, over a 35-year time period would be sufficient to produce a portfolio valued in excess of a million at an 8% annual return.Clearly, this example assumes that the stock market continues to produce high single-digit annual total returns. While there is no guarantee that this will take place, taking a long-term view of the stock market allows an investor to benefit from compounding. Over time, this can have a significant impact on their portfolio valuation, since they earn returns on previous returns.Finding today’s top share picksUnearthing and investing in today’s top stock picks can lead to market-beating returns, as well as greater scope to make a million. Although views on the best shares to buy may differ among a group of investors, they are likely to offer stronger profit growth than their index peers. As such, seeking to identify companies that operate in industries with clear long-term growth potential could be a shrewd move. They may benefit to a great extent from rising demand for their products and services.For example, healthcare could be a growing market over coming decades. An ageing and growing world population may mean demand for a variety of drugs and orthopaedics is required. This could catalyse the sales and profitability of healthcare-related  companies. Similarly, online-focused businesses may deliver higher profit growth in future. The coronavirus pandemic has pushed many consumers online, which may now prove to be a permanent trend.Meanwhile, buying companies with flexible business models may lead to higher returns. For example, a company with low fixed costs, low debt and a forward-thinking management team may be able to more easily adapt to changing market conditions. Not only could such companies offer higher return prospects and a better chance to make a million, they may also have less risk than their sector peers.Buying attractive stocks at fair pricesClearly, buying today’s top share picks does not guarantee that an investor will make a million. However, purchasing them when they offer fair value for money may lead to market-beating returns. Over time, this may increase an investor’s chances of generating a seven-figure portfolio. Amd the chances of enjoying greater financial freedom in older age increase too. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

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Could BP shares be the investment of the decade for me?

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Our 5 Top Shares for the New “Green Industrial Revolution” Could BP shares be the investment of the decade for me? 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. Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 2nd June, 2021 | More on: BP It was released in November 2020, and make no mistake:It’s happening.The UK Government’s 10-point plan for a new “Green Industrial Revolution.”PriceWaterhouse Coopers believes this trend will cost £400billion……That’s just here in Britain over the next 10 years.Worldwide, the Green Industrial Revolution could be worth TRILLIONS.It’s why I’m urging all investors to read this special presentation carefully, and learn how you can uncover the 5 companies that we believe are poised to profit from this gargantuan trend ahead! Manika Premsingh owns shares of BP. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img See all posts by Manika Premsingh Image source: Getty Images. 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. Enter Your Email Address The future of oil biggie BP (LSE: BP) hangs in balance. Oil and gas demand is expected to lessen over time as green energy sources become dominant. So BP has a plan. It will pivot towards renewable energy now. BP’s big pivotThe plan is already at work. Yesterday, BP said that it is acquiring solar projects in the US. BP sees this as a significant step forward in achieving its clean energy target. It also sees at least 8% to 10% returns from these projects. This follows the company’s foray into green projects in European countries like Greece and Portugal, as well as in Australia. It has also invested in offshore wind energy projects. 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…BP aims to reduce its oil and gas production by 40% by 2030. To me this sounds like a definite step forward, especially at a time when there is such a heavy policy focus on green energy. What’s next for the share priceI reckon it will also be good for the BP share price, which can do with a lift. It has gone nowhere in the last 10 years. Even after its post-pandemic recovery, the BP share price is way lower than the 500p levels at which it started in 2020. Besides the question mark on its future, BP’s dividend cut last year has been a possible reason for this. If a share’s price is not growing, I want decent dividends. But even today, BP’s dividend yield is at 4.7%. This does not compare favourably with FTSE 100 utilities like SSE or miners like Rio Tinto, which offer a higher yield and have also shown share price increases. I reckon that if BP’s dividend yield were to become more competitive, it would be more attractive. I also think that the BP share price was affected by the lockdowns in the form of lower travel demand, which showed up in its results. The numbers have improved significantly recently as oil prices rose on vaccine development. I think this puts the company in a good place for now. It is buoyed by higher energy demand as the economy comes back to life. At the same time, it is developing its green energy projects at speed. Risks ahead for BPBut there are still risks ahead for BP. The transition towards renewable energy can come with its own challenges. For instance, some analysts see lower returns on these projects compared to BP’s projections. Also, huge investments are required for these projects. And their implementation may not always be a smooth ride. My takeawayI think it follows that my passive income from an investment in BP may remain relatively muted as it invests more and the returns are lower. However, green energy shares’ prices have a lot of potential. So as it renews itself into a different business, I think its share price could start rising, possibly even making up for the loss in dividend income.I already hold shares in BP. When I think about it from this angle, I am tempted to buy some more.  Access this special “Green Industrial Revolution” presentation nowlast_img read more

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Follow social media coverage of Presiding Bishop headlining Georgia revival

first_img Rector Albany, NY Posted Jan 19, 2018 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Press Release Service Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Revivals, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Evangelism, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET center_img 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Follow social media coverage of Presiding Bishop headlining Georgia revival Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Georgia and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry are hosting a revival Jan. 20 on the theme “Fearless Faith, Boundless Love.”The event will feature preaching by Curry. It was postponed from its original date September after Hurricane Irma damaged the diocese’s Honey Creek Retreat Center Intracoastal Waterway on the Georgia southeast coast where the event was due to be held. Downed trees have since been removed and the events will go on as planned. The revival is set to be livestreamed here.Because of Hurricane Irma, the diocese also had to postpone a celebration to mark the new feast day of Deaconess Anna Alexander, the first black female deacon in the Episcopal Church. The event will now take place on the morning of Jan. 20 at Good Shepherd Church in Brunswick, Georgia, about 25 miles north of Honey Creek. That celebration will be livestreamed here.The presiding bishop’s office has teamed up with local leaders to organize Episcopal revivals across America. The next event is scheduled for April in Honduras.You can find social media posts from the Georgia event using the hashtags #PBinGA and #GArevival2018 or by checking the feed below.No Posts!Load More Social Media Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Callslast_img read more

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Centre for Digital Media / Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership A…

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Centre for Digital Media / Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership Architects “COPY” photographs:  Derek LepperPhotographs:  Derek Lepper, Courtesy of Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership Architects Save this picture!© Derek LepperRecommended ProductsCoffee tablesBoConceptLos Angeles Lounge Table 6250Wood Boards / HPL PanelsEGGEREGGER Surfaces in Apartment Rukainių NamaiSide tablesB&B ItaliaSide Table – CozyText description provided by the architects. The Masters of Digital Media (MDM) Program is an innovative, full-time professional Master’s degree in entertainment technology and digital media. It is primarily a team-based, industry-facing program focused on project learning.Save this picture!© Derek LepperOriginally incubated in a retrofitted old Finning warehouse in 2007, the MDM Program had outgrown the space it previously occupied. The opportunity was to create a new state-of-the-art facility for the program with complementary uses that could enhance the success of the program. Students of the MDM Program are required to work long hours attending classes and participating in team projects on-site. Providing students with student housing on-site helps them meet the requirements of this demanding academic program. There is also a distinct social advantage to incorporating student housing with the academic activities of the MDM Program. Immersion in the learning environment fosters lasting relationships between students that will continue into their professional careers.Save this picture!© Derek LepperThis new building houses the MDM Program and provides accommodations for those enrolled in the program.Save this picture!© Derek LepperThe design of this building is a vessel for emerging technology set within an industrial context of the Great Northern Way Campus. Save this picture!© Derek LepperThe concept is inspired by two themes or dialogues – technology and regionalism. This building seeks to express the program through a weaving and folding gesture in the architecture. The program is stacked with academic / retail at the ground floor and three levels of student housing above. A singular ribbon, folding and bending, collects these uses to engage the street as the catalyst marker on the site.Save this picture!© Derek LepperThe wrapping gesture is directional to reflect the orientation of the student housing and to minimize solar heat gain on the east and west elevations. The folds cascade down the facade opening itself and presenting the lobby entry at the west corner of the building. The exterior wrap symbolizes industry and is expressed in the metal; the interior wrap symbolizes regionalism and is expressed in the use of wood.Save this picture!© Derek LepperTo create presence within this modest footprint, the building massing is created from three architectural elements: the academic use, the student housing use, and the ribbon expression, joining the program elements. The massing is expressed in a 1-to-3 proportion, creating a landscape roof on the north side of the building. The individual student housing units are expressed through the punched windows, while the ground floor academic space is expressed as a continuous full-height glazing.Save this picture!Courtesy of Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessBuilding Trust International Open International Design CompetitionArticlesKeelung Harbor Competition Entry / PAR + SESArticles Share 2012 Save this picture!© Derek Lepper+ 20 Share Area:  49 ft² Area:  49 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Canada Centre for Digital Media / Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCentre for Digital Media / Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership Architects Year:  Projects Year:  2012 Architects: Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/287057/centre-for-digital-media-musson-cattell-mackey-partnership-architects Clipboard Photographs CopyHouses, Dorms•Vancouver, Canada ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/287057/centre-for-digital-media-musson-cattell-mackey-partnership-architects Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeMusson Cattell Mackey Partnership Architects OfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEducational ArchitectureOther facilitiesDormsVancouverEducationalCanadaPublished on October 30, 2012Cite: “Centre for Digital Media / Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership Architects ” 30 Oct 2012. 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ICFM criticises wild claims of fraud levels in charity sector

The Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers has called recent claims in the media about the scale of fraud in the voluntary sector both “unsubstantiated and irresponsible.” The Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers has called recent claims in the media about the scale of fraud in the voluntary sector both “unsubstantiated and irresponsible.” Claims that as much as £200m per year is being handed to bogus charity collectors were made following the recent conviction for theft of two of the trustees of Hands of Hope, the children’s cancer charity. “The vast majority of collections are conducted responsibly, are monitored by those organisations on whose property they take place and provide a vital source of income for the charity sector,” said Andrew Watt, Head of Policy at ICFM. “The vast majority of registered charities are also conducted responsibly and fulfil the objectives for which they were created.” Advertisement ICFM criticises wild claims of fraud levels in charity sector AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 March 2001 | News Visit ICFM.  14 total views,  1 views today 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

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USDA Announces Funding for Bioenergy Research

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Energy USDA Announces Funding for Bioenergy Research Previous articleEstate Taxes Now Ripe for RepealNext articleIndiana Ag Trade Mission Underway Andy Eubank SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced up to 14.5-million dollars that will be available through the 2014 Farm Bill for two USDA bioenergy programs. USDA’s Rural Development will be accepting applications for up to 12-million dollars in payments from companies looking to offset costs associated with converting fossil fuel systems to renewable biomass fuel systems. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will make 2.5-million dollars in grants available to enhance national energy security through the development of bio-based transportation fuels, biopower and new bio-based products. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says these investments will help create new products out of homegrown agriculture from this and future generations of American farmers and ranchers.Source: NAFB News Service By Andy Eubank – Jun 15, 2014 USDA Announces Funding for Bioenergy Researchlast_img read more

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Cyber-dissident gets five-year prison sentence

first_img April 7, 2021 Find out more August 27, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident gets five-year prison sentence Reporters Without Borders protested at a five-year jail sentence imposed on Vietnamese cyberdissident Pham Hong Son, who has already been in prison for more than a year and half. Dr Pham was first sentenced in June to 13 years in prison, allegedly for “spying.” Organisation News April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further VietnamAsia – Pacific RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang RSF_en Receive email alerts News News Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Follow the news on Vietnam News April 22, 2021 Find out more VietnamAsia – Pacific Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) protested today at a five-year jail sentence imposed on Vietnamese cyberdissident Pham Hong Son, who has already been in prison for more than a year and half.”Five years in jail for translating an article about democracy and posting it on the Internet is very heavy punishment,” it said, calling on the international community, especially the European Union (EU), to continue pressing for his release. Dr Pham, who works for a foreign pharmaceutical company, was sentenced in June to 13 years in prison and three years of house arrest, allegedly for “spying.” In an unusual move, the prison sentence was cut by eight years today by the Hanoi supreme people’s court on appeal, after the charges against him were reportedly changed to allow it.Reporters Without Borders said the reduction was a political decision and a sop to international criticism. Before the appeal, the organisation had called on the secretary-general of the Intergovernmental Agency of French-Speaking Countries, the French foreign minister and the European commission’s external relations commissioner to intervene and to ensure diplomats could attend the trial.The 26 August appeal, which lasted several hours, took place amid tight security. Journalists and a group of diplomats were not allowed in. Only the prisoner’s wife, Vu Thuy Ha, was permitted to attend.She said Pham left the dock in protest again the hearing being held in secret and that the judges had paid more attention to his lawyer’s argument, but added that her husband should have been declared innocent. he said she had been able to whisper to him in the courtroom that “we’re not alone. Many people are helping us.”Dr Pham has been held since March last year in a prison near the capital and his conditions of detention are not known. He was arrested on 25 March for translating and posting online an article from the local US embassy website called “What is democracy?” He has also written some articles himself which have appeared on Vietnamese online forums. He was held in secret for four months, during which neither his family nor his lawyer were allowed to see him.Five Vietnamese cyber-dissidents are in prison for their online activities. Two were sentenced last November and December to terms of four and 12 years in prison. A fifth is under house arrest. last_img read more

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Trump excludes, targets social media and press at unconventional summit

first_img NICOLAS KAMM / AFP Organisation to go further Help by sharing this information News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on United States In contrast with the summit’s name, social media companies Google, Facebook, and Twitter were excluded from the closed-door event. Instead, President Trump invited members of far-right groups, conspiracy theorists, activists and conservative politicians, among others. “The President’s strange Social Media Summit is a distraction from the very serious issues of online misinformation and disinformation. It amplifies the unsubstantiated rhetoric of anti-conservative bias from social media companies in the run-up to the 2020 elections. This is both alarming and dangerous, as a potential foreshadowing of the scale political untruths might take during election season,” said Sabine Dolan, RSF North America interim Executive Director. Receive email alerts While the president, who recently suggested Twitter should be sued, boasted of his large following, he also denounced the company for curbing his engagement numbers. In May, the White House launched a website to collect the views of internet users who felt they had been the victims of political bias and censorship on social media sites. The page has since been closed. RSF_en In closing, the President said he would ask representatives of major social media to join the White House over the next month for meetings and further discussions.  June 7, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out more The United States ranks 48 out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index after dropping three places from its previous ranking.  July 12, 2019 Trump excludes, targets social media and press at unconventional summit United StatesAmericas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says The summit comes less than a week after a court ruling determined that President Donald Trump, known for his prolific use of Twitter, cannot block critics on his Twitter account since it is considered a “public forum” where citizens have a right to engage, similar to their right to attend a town hall.  United StatesAmericas News News News As the US election season approaches, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned by the unsubstantiated and misleading accusations of anti-conservative bias and the continuing diatribe against the “mainstream media” made during President Donald Trump’s Social Media Summit on July 11. RSF reminds the President that a slandering of the press cannot bring about press freedom. April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Rights activist arrested over tweet about prison torture

first_img April 7, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Rights activist arrested over tweet about prison torture RSF_en October 14, 2020 Find out more German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors Help by sharing this information News The head of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), Nabeel Rajab was arrested for a tweet about torture in Jaw prison that he posted a week after writing an article about torture for the Huffington Post. He was sentenced so six months in prison on 20 January for allegedly insulting the police in an earlier tweet but was still at large pending a ruling on his appeal, which has been postponed until 4 May.Last week’s arrest was carried out by police who were waiting for him in about 20 police cars outside his home in Bani Jamra with a arrest warrant for using Twitter to allegedly spread false news that threatened civil peace.In a video recording of his arrest, Rajab described it as another attempt to suppress freedom of expression in Bahrain and pledged not to abandon his defence of human rights.Reporters Without Borders condemns the Bahraini government’s persecution of this human rights activist.“They are trying to silence Nabeel Rajab, a dissident who has been systematically documenting human rights violations in the Kingdom of Bahrain for years,” Reporters Without Borders programme director Lucie Morillon said. “We call for his immediate and unconditional release.”Colleagues reported on his Twitter account that Rajab was brought before a judge on 5 April on charges of inciting hatred against the government, defamation and disseminating false news.Terrible conditions in Jaw prisonMistreatment of prisoners has often been reported in the past but Jaw prison has been in the spotlight since violent clashes between inmates and guards there on 10 March. Relatives of detainees are worried because visits have been cancelled and they have received no news of their loved ones since the clashes.According to our sources, the family of Ahmed Humeidan – an internationally renowned photographer arrested in December 2012 and sentenced to ten years in prison in August 2014 – has not heard from him and is very worried by reports that he has been tortured and has been forced to spend nights outside in the cold without being allowed to use the prison’s latrines.The relatives of another detained photographer, Hussain Hubail, said that they were able to talk to Hubail for a few minutes by phone and that he told them that he and other detainees were spending their nights in a tent outside the prison compound and were subject to the same ban on using the latrines.Arrested on 31 July 2013 and sentenced to five years in prison on 28 April 2014, Hubail is ill and needs special treatment.The authorities cancelled the visits scheduled in March for the relatives of Qassim Zain El Deen (a cameraman arrested in August 2013 and sentenced to three years in prison), online activist Jassim Al-Nouaimi (arrested on 31 August 2013 and given a five-year sentence on 28 April 2014) and online activist Ali Al Mearaj (arrested on 6 January 2014 and given a 30-month sentence on 8 April 2014).Trials postponedThe trials of three photographers, Ahmed Zain El Deen, Mustapha Rabea and Houssam Sroor, have been postponed until 16 April. Rabea also has a hearing scheduled for 26 April.Ahmed El Mousawi’s trial has been postponed until 23 April.Bahrain is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Receive email alerts to go further Follow the news on Bahrain BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives March 17, 2021 Find out more Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest News Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns renewed efforts by the Bahraini authorities to censor online information, including leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s latest arrest on 2 April and attempts to suppress information about the mistreatment of imprisoned journalists and online activists. News News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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