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first_img 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 PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediamoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald John Dunne A shortage of parts will force Sony to cut production or suspend output at five more plants in Japan following the country’s catastrophic earthquake this month that has hit the global supply chain.Global electronics and autos seem to have been most affected by the turmoil, but in an illustration of how the ripples are spreading, global miner Rio Tinto warned the disruptions posed a threat to its expansion plans.More than 10 days after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and 10-metre tsunami struck the northeast of Japan, manufacturers are struggling to get back up to speed as factories grapple with a lack of components, power cuts and damage to infrastructure.Such is Japan’s position in the global supply chain that companies from Apple Inc to General Motors Co and Nokia are feeling the impact.Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, said all 12 Japanese assembly plants would remain closed until at least March 26 and it was not sure when they would reopen. Production lost between March 14-26 would be about 140,000 units. Toyota had been expecting to resume assembly today (Tuesday).Electronics giant Sony said more five plants, mostly in central and southern Japan, were hit by parts shortages stemming from the disaster and would close or reduce output until the end of the month.“If the shortage of parts and materials supplied to these plants continues, we will consider necessary measures, including a temporary shift of production overseas,” the company that makes the Playstation games console said in a statement. The plants make such products as digital and video cameras, televisions and microphones, the company said in a statement.A sixth plant in Chiba, north of Tokyo, was set to resume production, but it could be interrupted by the blackouts that are affecting some areas supplied by Tokyo Electric Power , the operator of the stricken nuclear plant.Including two factories only partially restarted last week, 15 Sony plants out of a total of 25 in Japan are currently affected. It has a total of 54 plants worldwide. More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Tuesday 22 March 2011 4:00 am center_img Tags: NULL Sony hit by supply chain nightmare Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Sharelast_img read more


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first_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com whatsapp Clegg unveils drive for social mobility Share DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg has promised to “open the doors of opportunity” in a launch of policies meant to improve social mobility.They include setting up a commission to tackle the issue, increasing access to pre-school education, spending £2.5bn on the pupil premium, extra money for those from deprived backgrounds, by 2014/15 and bringing professionals and high-profile speakers into state schools to discuss their career tracks.Clegg said: “A fair society is an open society where everybody is free to flourish and where birth is never destiny.” But he faced charges of hypocrisy on the issue of unpaid internships, which he benefited from himself. Clegg said that he was wrong to have employed an unpaid intern in the past. whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Tags: NULL Tuesday 5 April 2011 8:49 pm KCS-content last_img read more


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first_img 888 revenue grows in 2019 but regulatory costs hit profits Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Revenue for 888 holdings increased to a record high of $560.3m in 2019, but profits fell as gaming taxes and other expenses increased. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Revenue for 888 Holdings increased to a record high of $560.3m in 2019, but profits fell as gaming taxes and other expenses increased.The operator made $560.3m (£447.6m/€512.5m) in revenue, up 5.7% year-on-year. 888 said that revenue from regulated and taxed markets represented a record $414.6m of this total in 2019.The vast majority of its revenue – $530.5m – came from B2C operations as the operator signed up more than 1m new customers during the year.The remaining $29.8m came from B2B solutions, down 41.1% year-on-year. Much of this decline was due to the fact that Costa Bingo games were counted as B2B revenue in 2018, but became part of B2C revenue after 888 acquired JPJ Group’s Mandalay business, including the Costa Bingo brand, for £18m (€20.6m/$23.3m), in February 2019.Of the $530.5m in B2C revenue, casino was by far the largest source, contributing $359.3m, up 13.1%. Sport followed with $90.0m, up 12.2%, while poker revenue declined 12.9% to $42.7m . Bingo revenue, thanks to the Costa acquisition, rose 18.8% to $38.5m, though revenue in this vertical fell 3% on pro-forma, if the acquired business’ contribution was not counted.The UK was the largest market in terms of revenue, at $204.1m, up 20.4%. Spain contributed $60.9m in revenue, down 10.3%. The rest of Europe brought in $231.2m, up 1.0%, while the Americas brought in $51.7m, up 7.0%. Revenue from other markets around the world fell 12.9% to $12.4m.888 noted noted “outstanding growth” in Italy, including a 181% increase in poker revenue from the market. In the UK, sport revenue grew 44% year-on-year, while customer acquisition rose 41% in Romania and 15% in Denmark.888’s operating expenses came to $147.5m, up 7.0%. 888 said that this was largely due to streaming costs for sports, and new regulatory requirements in customer screening, though it said that personell costs fell, offsetting some of this increase.Gaming taxes and duties rose 36.4% to $95.5m, with the increase in Remote Gaming Duty in the UK, from 15% to 21% from April 2019, accounting for $15.3m of this increase.Sales and marketing expenses increased 4.4% to $161.8m, though 888 noted cost per acquisition declined, while research and development expenses grew 8.5% to $35.6m, mostly due to acquisition of the BetBright Sport platform in March. Administrative costs grew 25.6% to $34.3m.This resulted in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $85.6m, down 20.1%.“Despite the headwinds of significantly increased gaming duties and challenging conditions in some of our global markets, 888 delivered a resilient financial performance during 2019 reflecting the strength of our unique combination of technology, compliance and diversification across regulated markets,” 888 chief executive Itai Pazner said.After adjusting for reporting differences due to International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 16, EBITDA came to $92.1m, down 14.0%.The operator incurred $12.6m in depreciation charges, up 137.7%, $19.6m in amortisation costs, up 30.1% and a further $6.7m through financial costs. This resulted in post-tax profit of $53.2m, down 38.7%.After paying out $5.4m in share benefits, down 39.4% and adjusting for a $2.3 loss in exceptional items and a $10.7m VAT refund in 2018 and a $9.3m gain the same year due to re-measurement of 888’s interest in joint ventures.This resulted in a net profit of $45.3m, down 58.3%.On 24 March, 888 issued an update on the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on its revenue in 2020, noting that it had seen a rise in customer activity across its casino and poker services, but warning that its sports betting business is likely to suffer as a result of cancelled events worldwide.The operator said average daily revenue grew 18% on the comparable prior year period. Casino and sport verticals both saw average daily revenue increase 24% on the previous year. New customer acquisition across the group’s B2C business was 20% higher year-on-year, while B2C average daily deposits climbed 32%.“We entered 2020 with a record level of customers and the trends reported in our update on 24 March 2020 have continued in the year to date,” Pazner said. “The Board is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on 888 and its customers.“We continue to recognise that with people spending more time at home and with increased levels of stress and economic uncertainty, 888’s unwavering commitment to preventing gambling related harm is even more important than ever. We are proactively communicating with our customers to provide information on safer gambling and, where necessary, offer support.”center_img 15th April 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Topics: Casino & games Finance Email Address Casino & gameslast_img read more


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first_imgLicensed by the Oregon Racing Commission, Premier Turf Club has been active for more than 13 years through its BetPTC.com website. PointsBet agrees to acquire ADW operator Premier Turf Club for $2.9m “The combination of Premier Turf Club’s excellence in the space with PointsBet’s mature market Australian racing expertise favourable positions us as we prepare to enter the US horseracing market,” PointsBet USA chief executive Johnny Aitken said. Gambling operator PointsBet has brokered an agreement to purchase pari-mutuel advance deposit wagering (ADW) operator Premier Turf Club for $2.9m (£2.1m/€2.4m). Tags: PointsBet Premier Turf Club Topics: Sports betting Online sports betting M&A M&A PointsBet, which agreed the deal via its PointsBet USA subsidiary, said Premier Turf Club’s industry expertise and relationships, customer-focused operations and reputation will be of immediate value to the business as it seeks to expand its presence in the US. 10th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher The transaction remains subject to certain customary completion conditions, but PointsBet said it expects the deal to go through before the end of the month. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Read the full story on iGB North America. Regions: US Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more


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first_imgBlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu)  2021 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileRanked as one of the leading real estate business entities in the Indian Ocean region, BlueLife Limited deals in land promotion, property development, and hotel and leisure business. There are four segments in which the company operates from. These are land development, yielding property, hotel, and service. Through these four segments, the company develops and sells residential properties, retail and office properties as well as owns and operates two hotels under the name of Radisson Blu Azuri Resort and Spa and Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort and Spa in Mauritius. BlueLife Limited also provides facilities management and services, management and consultancy services and is based in Forbach, Mauritius. BlueLife Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more


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first_img Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 10 August 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Fundraising Standards Board (FSB) has appointed of Kate Higgins as Scotland and Northern Ireland Manager of the new self-regulatory scheme for fundraising. Kate Higgins will promote the FSB to all stakeholders in Scotland and Northern Ireland, particularly to fundraising organisations and the general public. She will also co-ordinate and implement all FSB activity and functions in these countries.Kate was previously Head of Campaigns and Communications at Capability Scotland for six years and has a track record in public affairs in Scotland. I am excited about the challenges my new role will bring. It is vital that the FSB incorporates all parts of the UK and my role is to make sure this happens in Scotland and Northern Ireland,” she said.Scottish and Northern Irish fundraising organisations need a direct route to the FSB. Members of the public in Scotland and Northern Ireland need to know they have a channel for complaints and that they can give to their favourite charity with confidence,” she added. Advertisementcenter_img Fundraising standards board makes appointment Self-regulation for fundraising is an independent, opt-in scheme for all charitable fundraising organisations and suppliers. Membership varies from £30 to £1200 depending on the turnover of the charity. 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.last_img read more


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first_imgMcDonald workers in the first strike by fast food workers in Iowa’s history, Jan. 28, 2016.Polk County, Iowa – In reaction to a vote by the Polk County Board of Supervisors for a compromised wage increase that contains anti-worker provisions, Fight for $15 supporters say they will now take the fight to the Statehouse.After a series of meetings conducted by a county minimum-wage task force, followed by public readings by the Polk County Board of Supervisors, the latter voted for a gradual increase to $10.75 per hour — by 2019. This represents a $3.50 bump from the current $7.25 per hour minimum wage, but fails to increase it to a living wage, which at present is considered to be $15 per hour.Dozens of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) activists showed up at each meeting to plead their case. At the first public reading of the ordinance, however, supervisors Angela Connolly and Robert Brownell introduced an amendment to the ordinance to create “a frozen tipped wage at $5/hr.”“Along with blindsiding the public with an amendment to freeze the tipped wage,” said an Iowa CCI press release, the supervisors “took two steps back” by moving forward with the “youth wage exemption,” where workers ages 14 to 17 would receive only 85 percent of the increased wage.Iowa CCI organizer Bridget Fagan-Reidburn told WW: “This set off the readings in the wrong direction, and we spent much of our focus on eliminating the exemptions.“We felt that the voices of everyday people weren’t being heard,” Fagan-Reidburn said, “that they were listening to the restaurant and grocery industries and put priority to their opinions. We were scolded for our passionate public comment and they seemed angry and offended that we were pushing them to do more, but we kept pushing. They even threatened to scrap the entire ordinance.”With the passing of this ordinance, praised as a “compromise” by Supervisor Connolly and others, the board sold out Iowa workers.Democratic Party activist Pat Rynard defended the compromise and said the workers fighting for $15 an hour at the last meeting “got out of hand at times, leveling very personal attacks at the supervisors, as well as shouting and yelling at times during the meeting didn’t help anything.”Contrary to this claim, Fagan-Reidburn told WW that there was little “yelling,” as Rynard claimed in his “Iowa Starting Line” article of Oct. 12. “There was some tension and increased passion at times, especially when early on the supervisors came in and essentially admonished people for $15 per hour, calling us unreasonable.”Fagan-Reidburn said there were no personal attacks, “just impassioned testimony” and “pushing back on dangerous exemptions to the minimum wage that pit young against old, tipped workers against non-tipped workers and set a bad precedent for the state legislature that convenes in a couple of months.”As reported by the Des Moines Register on Oct. 12, “The vote makes Polk County the fourth local government in Iowa to raise its minimum wage (Johnson, Linn and Wapello counties already approved wage hikes),” yet none of these constitute a living wage.A national study conducted by the People’s Action Institute, published last month as “Waiting for the Payoff,” concluded that the living wage for a single adult living in Iowa is $15.10 per hour, reflecting “what is needed to meet basic needs and maintain some ability to deal with emergencies and plan ahead.”The study also reports that the living wage that a single adult needs “increases to $16.74” for those paying off student loan debt, noting that “Iowa’s minimum wage of $7.25 does not allow working families to make ends meet.”Fagan-Reidburn said Iowa CCI and Fight for $15 Iowa will work with the community to help ensure that as many cities as possible participate in or improve the countywide ordinance.“We will push cities to scrap the youth wage and tipped-wage exemptions. During the 2017 legislative session we will continue to push to pass a living wage bill.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


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first_imgThe 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Previous articleSeminar promotes water-conscious gardeningNext articleTCU alumna organizes eating disorder walk The 109 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook ReddIt Linkedin As if doctors and insurance companies didn’t have enough to worry about with the current health care debate, a new controversy has come to the surface.For some reason, doctors have been elevated to an infallible status. Patients expect their doctors to know what’s wrong, how to cure it and how long it will take. So unfortunately, lawsuits abound in medicine when doctors make “medical mistakes.” Apparently, doctors are supposed to be perfect, too.According to a Hearst Newspapers report, almost 200,000 people die a year due to medical mistakes. Stories from the polls: Election Day in The109! Twitter TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students Linkedin The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Twitter Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store center_img Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday The 109 Fort Worth braces for more severe weather The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ + posts ReddIt printIt has been a chaotic start to the season for Paschal baseball.After three weeks and several cancellations, the Panthers (3-6, 0-1 Dist. 4-6A) have been thrust into district play without much experience heading into their first home game Friday against Weatherford (6-5, 1-0).“We’ve got a really young team,” Paschal head coach Darrell Preston said. “So we kind of struggled, and we were hoping to get 17 games in before we started district and were only able to get eight in.”Paschal was scheduled to play in tournaments in Granbury and Burleson the first two weekends of the season. But thanks to the snow and ice that blanketed North Texas in late February and early March, the Granbury Tournament was cancelled.The Panthers played just two games at the Burleson Tournament.Preston said missing those games has affected the team’s ability to develop before district play.“So when you’ve got a young team like that, it just takes some time to get out on the field and actually play the games and learn from them,” he said. “So we’re kind of a little bit behind. You’ve got a really talented group. But they’re just young.”One area of the team that is very young is the pitching rotation. Preston said the team lost all of its pitchers from last season and is now having to break in younger arms.Sophomore Austin Smith started Tuesday in the Panthers’ district opener, a 3-2 loss on the road to North Crowley. Junior Drew Medford, who also plays catcher, will take the hill for the Panthers Friday.“As of right now, those are going to be our two main guys that are going to be alternating starts in district play for us,” Preston said. “They both pitch really well for us.”Medford will face a Kangaroo team that scored an average of 6.75 runs per game in four wins at the Arlington Heights Tournament last weekend. The Panthers allowed an average of 6.2 runs per game in their losses during that same tournament. Preston said he has a lot of respect for the Weatherford program.“They’re really well-coached,” he said. “They’re always solid year-in and year-out.”Games between the Kangaroos are usually tightly contested.  Preston said he expects the same thing this time around.“I expect a low-scoring, well-pitched, good defensive game,” Preston said. “Those guys are going to play small ball. They’re going to play good defense, and they’re not going to beat themselves. So any opportunities we get, we’re going to have to take advantage of them.”Matt Jennings is a sports reporter for The 109.  Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter at @MattAJennings.  Facebook The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area studentslast_img read more


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first_img July 20, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information GeorgiaEurope – Central Asia October 1, 2020 Find out more Concern about alleged plot to murder Georgian TV host Most of Georgia’s privately-owned TV stations have been able to resume broadcasting normally since the lifting of a state of emergency on 16 November, but a Tbilisi court has suspended broadcasting by Imedi TV, the most popular of Georgia’s three leading independent TV stations, for three months. Most of Georgia’s privately-owned TV stations have been able to resume broadcasting normally since the lifting of a state of emergency on 16 November, but a Tbilisi court has suspended broadcasting by Imedi TV, the most popular of Georgia’s three leading independent TV stations, for three months. Imedi TV fears that it will not be allowed to reopen until 5 January, the day that a presidential election its to be held. Imedi TV’s leading shareholder, Rupert Murdoch’s media group, News Corporation, announced on 15 November that it would challenge the decision.The grounds given by the court for its decision were statements made by on Imedi TV by the station’s founder, Badri Patarkatsishvili, a businessman now living in London, in which he allegedly called for demonstrations with the aim of precipitating a coup against the government led by President Mikhail Saakashvili. The allegations also refer to press releases in which he said he would use all his money to topple the government, and to a statement on a national radio station that he would do his best “to free the country from a fascist’s yoke.”“The lifting of the state of emergency has not put an end to a week of censorship of news media, suspension of the right of assembly and suspension of the right to strike and demonstrate,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The evidence against this TV station’s founder, if there is any, must be made public. His declared support for the opposition should not lead to the TV station’s closure.”According to Imedi TV journalists and European diplomats, the station’s studios and its editing and broadcasting equipment have been badly damaged or removed.UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon today stressed that the presence of media that are free and able to operate and respect for free expression would be important if the international community were to regard the presidential election as “credible.” November 19, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities asked to let opposition tv station resume broadcasting Organisation News Receive email alerts News News Mounting pressure on Georgia’s media in run-up to elections RSF_en At least five journalists attacked while covering Georgia’s election campaign Follow the news on Georgia News to go further GeorgiaEurope – Central Asia June 18, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more


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first_img February 26, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts UkraineEurope – Central Asia Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV News “On the 3rd of February, 2011, the President of Ukraine signed the Law on Access to Public Information which was ratified by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the 13th of January, 2011. The adoption of this law was one of the Council of Europe requirements that Ukraine committed to deliver in 2005.We, representatives of civil society organizations and journalists, would like to express our sincere gratitude to the international institutions including the Council of Europe, OSCE, European Parliament, international donors and also such organizations as Reporters Without Borders and Article 19 for their recommendations and strong support throughout the protracted lobbying campaign for the enactment of this law.This civic advocacy campaign was lobbying the access to public information legislation for the past six months and brought together more than 50 leading Ukrainian NGOs, as well as journalists and politicians.The campaign informed Ukrainian society about the great importance of access to public information as well as filed appeals to Ukrainian authorities – the President of Ukraine, the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and leading political parties – demanding that the Law on Access to Public Information should be adopted. Withal, on the eve of the EU-Ukraine Summit (Brussels, 22 November 2010) members of the New Citizen Partnership addressed Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, asking for his support in the lobbying campaign.We sincerely believe that only due to these combined efforts the Law on Access to Public Information is adopted and Ukraine has an opportunity to have more transparent government and a chance for better informed society.Let us again use this opportunity to express our gratitude for the comprehensive assistance during the lobbying campaign. We hope for your continuous support during the implementation stages of the Law on Public Information.New Citizen Civic Campaign: Crimean Association of Free Journalists, Ukrainian National Environmental NGO “Mama-86”, Publishing house “Atlant-UMC”, Internews-Ukraine, Democratic Initiatives Foundation, Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research, Civic Campaign “YOUTH GUARDS: The Youth Watches You!” (MVARTA), Debate Academy, NGO of the graduates from the National Academy of Public Administration, Office of the President of Ukraine “ELITE OF THE STATE”, All-Ukrainian NGO “Ukrainian Strategy”, Souspilnist Foundation, NGO “Centre UA”, “Bukvoyid”, Independent Media Union of Ukraine, Institute of Political Education , Institute of Mass Information , All-Ukrainian Youth Organization “Foundation of Regional Initiatives”, European Association of Ukrainians , Society Development Center, Committee of Voters of Ukraine, Center for Public Expertise, Media Law Institute , “My! Elections” Project, The Eastern Ukrainian Center for Civic Initiatives “Total Action for the Support of Human Rights and Democracy”, Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union , National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, Center for Ukrainian Reform Education (CURE) , Public Initiative “Europe without Barriers”, HighWay Citizen Journalism Web-Portal, Independent Association of Broadcasters, Online Voting Project http://golosuemo.net , All-Ukrainian civic association “People authority, Freedom, Justice”, NGO UkrProstir, International Youth Organization “AIESEC Ukraine”, TORO Creative Union – Transparency International National Contact in Ukraine, Informational Press-Center , Public Diplomacy Fund, NGO “Kyiv Public Control”, Centre of Patriotic Programs Development, Community Consulting Group “PARTNER”, All-Ukrainian Civic Association “Successful Ukraine”, PAUCI, Green planet non-profit organization, Ukrainian Lawyer Bar Association, All-Ukrainian Center Of Business Assistance, All-Ukrainian Union National Solidarity, Democratic Alliance, NGO Centre of Political Studies and Analytics, All-Ukrainian Trade Union “People’s Solidarity”, Kyiv Independent Media Trade Union, INGO Ukrainian Hromada, European Associaion of Ukrainians, ASBL, Brussels.” Although the law’s adoption is big step forward, media freedom continues to be in serious danger in Ukraine. Serhiy Rubashenko, the editor of the Nezavisimiy Kurier, sustained head injuries when he was attacked and beaten by two unidentified assailants on the night of 2 February. He is now in an intensive care unit and his condition is serious.Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to create a proper system for protecting journalists so that their work does not put their lives in danger. This includes combating impunity for those who threaten and attack journalists, an area in which much needs to be done.On 31 January, a Kiev district court upheld a decision by the prosecutor general’s office’s to close the criminal case against Gen. Oleksiy Pukach, a former senior intelligence official, on a charge of premeditated murder of the journalist Georgiy Gongadze in 2000. RSF_en News to go further Organisation While concerned about continuing cases of violence against journalists, Reporters Without Borders hails President Viktor Yanukovych’s promulgation on 3 February of the Access to Public Information Law and amendments to the Information Law.“This is an important victory for media freedom and access to information in Ukraine,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities now have to respond to requests for information from journalists and the public within five days instead of 30 days. The rules for obtaining accreditation have also been simplified and a lot of information has been declassified. We will monitor the law’s implementation closely.”Reporters Without Borders is posting a letter from New Citizen Civic Campaign thanking all the organizations that backed its campaign for the law’s adoption. 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