Prisoners set to work 40-hour week

first_img whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Prisoners set to work 40-hour week KEN Clarke, the justice secretary, will today unveil plans to make prisoners work a 40-hour week and hand their wages over to victimsupport groups.Currently, relatively few prisoners work in real, salaried employment, but the government is planning to make it easier for private companies to employ prisoners in regular nine-to-five jobs.Prisoners will be allowed to keep a small stipend of around £10 a week, with the rest of their earnings providing compensation for the victims of crime.“I want to revive a policy of John Major’s government and make deductions from the earnings of working prisoners to provide compensation for victims of crime,” Clarke will tell delegates at the Tory party conference in Birmingham today.He is expected to say: “If we want to boost the amount that can be provided for victim support, we need as many prisoners as possible to work. In order to raise those funds, we need to instil in our jails a regime of hard work.”An aide to the justice secretary said it was hoped industries with labour shortages would take advantage of prison workers. Most of their earnings will go to victims, but companies will still have to pay prison workers the national minimum wage. Initially, the scheme is expected to raise about £1.1m-a-year for victim support groups. Sharecenter_img 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 PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times whatsapp Tags: NULL Monday 4 October 2010 9:10 pmlast_img read more

BAA passenger numbers creep up as Heathrow continues to grow

first_img Heathrow owner BAA saw its March traffic rise by 0.9 per cent, buoyed by the increasing popularity of China and India as flight destinations.The group, owned by Spanish infrastructure group Ferrovial, served 8.27m passengers, compared to 8.19m last March.Heathrow accounted for the majority of its UK business, with 5.33m passengers, up 2.3 per cent year-on-year.Heathrow to New York remains the world’s most popular transcontinental route, with 3.6m people flying to JFK and Newark airports – an average of one flight an hour.However, Stansted saw a sharp drop year-on-year, falling 7.4 per cent, while Southampton fell 8.7 per cent.BAA’s Scottish airports recorded a 5.8 per cent increase in traffic.BAA chief executive Colin Matthews said: “The valuable trading connections to India and mainland China continue to see strong growth from Heathrow, which suggests improving economic circumstances and the increasing importance of these economies.”Gatwick, which BAA was forced to sell in October 2009 to GIP, saw its traffic crawl up 1.4 per cent, just over half that of rival Heathrow. Monday 11 April 2011 7:51 pm More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp Tags: NULL BAA passenger numbers creep up as Heathrow continues to grow 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}MoneyPailSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 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 HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBe KCS-content last_img read more

Union Bank of Nigeria Plc ( 2011 Annual Report

first_imgUnion Bank of Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Union Bank of Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Union Bank of Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (  2011 annual report.Company ProfileUnion Bank of Nigeria Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing banking products and services for individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises and corporations. The company also has business interests in the United Kingdom. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, savings accounts and fixed deposits to personal and corporate loans, overdrafts and online and mobile banking services. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc also offers credit solutions which includes asset finance, corporate lending, debit capital finance, supplier finance, working capital finance and project finance as well as investment management services and trade finance solutions. The latter includes import and export letters of credit, bonds and guarantees and import and export bills of collection. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc offers treasury solutions, money market instruments, debt market services, cash management services and fixed term deposits. Founded in 2017, the company is a subsidiary of Union Global Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Dale Capital Group Limited ( 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgDale Capital Group Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Dale Capital Group Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dale Capital Group Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dale Capital Group Limited (  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileDale Capital Group is a publicly-quoted Private Equity Investment Holding Company, which deals with investment in hotels, leisure and tourism, property, Information Technology, food and security, fine food and beverages, banking and financial services, agriculture, aquaculture, aviation, mining and resources, renewable energy, African infrastructure, secured lending, non-durable goods distribution, lodging, and financial and fiduciary services sectors. The company is particularly interested in investments within the Sub-Saharan Africa Region, though the company is headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius with additional offices in Cape Town, South Africa. Dale Capital Group is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Wales says ‘yes’ to women bishops

first_img Rev Bro Derek Ford SSF says: By ACNS staffPosted Sep 12, 2013 Rector Bath, NC [Anglican Communion News Service] One year from today, women priests can become bishops in the Church in Wales.The historic decision to allow women bishops was made Sept. 12 during a meeting of the church’s Governing Body in Lampeter, Ceredigion.The bill that came before the meeting was a modified version of the one that was narrowly voted down in 2008.The modification proposed that, were the church to vote ‘yes’ to women bishops, a second bill dealing with provision for those opposed to women bishops would be considered before any women were elected to the episcopate.This would have delayed the election of women bishops in the province for several years.The bill was amended, following a lengthy and passionate debate, to become a one-stage vote to enable the consecration of women as bishops, with a “code of practice” to be written by the bishops for those who in conscience could not accept the authority of women bishops. The amendment had been proposed by the Archdeacon of Llandaff Peggy Jackson and the Rev. Canon Jenny Wigley.In the U.K., Wales now joins the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Church of Ireland in allowing women bishops, although none have been elected to date.The members of the Governing Body meeting spent several hours in debate. At about 3 p.m. it looked as if they were going to vote on whether to pass the amended bill. However, the group voted instead to continue the debate.People around the world were able to follow the highlights of the debate on the Social Media microblogging site Twitter using #govbody. Comments came from people inside and outside the meeting in English and also in Welsh.When the church finally voted on the amended bill at 4.50 p.m., the following votes were cast:Laity – For 57, Against 14, Abstentions 2.Clergy – For 37, Against 10, Abstentions 0.Bishops – Unanimously For.To date there have been 33 women bishops in the Anglican Communion. Twenty-four are either in post or are bishop-elect.The latest election of a woman to the episcopate is Helen-Ann Hartley, an English priest who will become a bishop the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia in early 2014.With today’s decision, Wales joins Bangladesh, Brazil, Central America, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, North India, Philippines, Scotland, Sudan and Uganda as provinces that permit women bishops but have not yet appointed any.Those provinces or ‘extra provincial’ churches or diocese with women bishops include Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia; Australia; Canada; Southern Africa; United States and Cuba (an extra-provincial diocese). Rector Tampa, FL Anglican Communion, Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Women’s Ministry September 17, 2013 at 10:32 pm I am proud that ‘my lot was cast in the fair grounds’ of Roath, Porthcawl and Abercanaid, but Saint Bride is Prouder still! And I think Glyn Simon will be happy, too on the Far Shore. God Bless Us, Everyone + Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI September 16, 2013 at 2:17 pm And I say YES to my Welch brothers and sisters. Praise God. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 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 Joseph F Foster says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Wales says ‘yes’ to women bishops The Rev. Tally Bandy says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT September 12, 2013 at 11:50 pm A elo yn hwch I Rydychen, yn hwch y daw yn ôl .Nesaf i’r eglwys, pellaf o baradwys.Lle bo capel gan Dduw, bydd eglwys gan y diafol. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Comments (4) Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME September 12, 2013 at 11:44 pm A elo yn bwch I Rydychen, yn hwch y daw yn ôl .Nesaf i’r eglwys, pellaf o baradwys.Lle bo capel gan Dduw, bydd eglwys gan y diafol. Comments are closed. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Joseph F Foster says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, ILlast_img read more

Pinar del Faro House / Carolina Pedroni + Delfina Riverti + Mi…

first_img Pinar del Faro House / Carolina Pedroni + Delfina Riverti + Miguel Rossi Projects Save this picture!© Roberto Riverti+ 21 Share Houses Year:  “COPY” Area:  270 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Roberto Riverti Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Maguinor, Mileto SA, Trios, Vidriería VilizzioDocumentation:Jackeline BalbelaLandscape Design:Roberto MulieriTeam:Jackeline BalbelaCity:MaldonadoCountry:UruguayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Roberto RivertiRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The house is situated on a high point of the terrain, surrounded by a number of large pine trees.Save this picture!© Roberto RivertiThe abrupt shoulder towards the street is taken advantage of for the access to the house. A set of outdoor stairs connects to the high level of the garden, turning it into the new zero.Save this picture!© Roberto RivertiSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Roberto RivertiUpstairs, one encounters a large patio—vacant and contained. The patio’s limits are defined by a gallery that doubles as an exterior hallway, while a lateral wall is offset by a sliding door, creating a certain degree of privacy from neighbours.Save this picture!© Roberto Riverti The bedrooms relate to the back end of the garden through the patio. While the semi convered and the swimming pool frames the forest. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanConcrete plays a big part in the main volume, where it is used in walls as well as floors. Meanwhile, wood is used as both solar and visual relief. Because of its sliding gates, the house can be closed towards the front—thus controlling how much sun from the west is allowed in. Save this picture!© Roberto RivertiWood is utilised once again in the top level, where the master suite is found. Diagonal roof ridjes are featured in this room and on the cielings of the rest of the rooms on this level, creating two folded wooden volumes on the concrete floor.Save this picture!© Roberto RivertiProject gallerySee allShow lessFoster + Partners’ Cascading Complex Wins Competition for New Hotel in MeccaArchitecture NewsCORE’s Undulating Tower Will Be Mississauga’s Tallest BuildingArchitecture News Share 2014 ArchDailycenter_img Uruguay ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Pinar del Faro House / Carolina Pedroni + Delfina Riverti + Miguel RossiSave this projectSavePinar del Faro House / Carolina Pedroni + Delfina Riverti + Miguel Rossi “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Maldonado, Uruguay Architects: Carolina Pedroni, Delfina Riverti, Miguel Rossi Area Area of this architecture project Photographs CopyAbout this officeCarolina Pedroni, Delfina Riverti, Miguel RossiOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMaldonadoUruguayPublished on January 30, 2017Cite: “Pinar del Faro House / Carolina Pedroni + Delfina Riverti + Miguel Rossi” 30 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Waitrose extends Community Matters to online shopping

first_img Tagged with: corporate Digital Waitrose extends Community Matters to online shopping  65 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Howard Lake | 3 January 2012 | News Waitrose has extended its Community Matters programme to include its online shop: shoppers there can vote for one of three national charities to receive a share of a £25,000 donation after three months.Community Matters has operated in Waitrose’s branch stores for some time. Each month every Waitrose branch donates £1,000 (£500 in Convenience shops) to be shared by three local good causes. At the checkout, shoppers receive a small green token, which they can then place in a transparent box of the good cause they would like to support. The more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the donation they receive.Now shoppers at can join in by voting for one of three national charities when they have completed their online shop. The first three charities to benefit are the British Red Cross, the British Heart Foundation, and the Prince’s Trust. The £25,000 corporate donation will be split between the charities in proportion to the votes they receive.Voting runs to the end of February 2012.Waitrose says that it aims to support 12 national charities over the course of the year with this programme. UK national charities who wish to be considered for the Community Matters Online initiative can get in touch (offline!) at:Waitrose Community Matters TeamWaitrose LimitedDoncastle RoadBracknellBerkshireRG12 8YAFind and contact your local Waitrose branch if you wish to be considered for its Community Matters About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4last_img read more

Stop & Shop strike update

first_imgBulletin: After eight days on the picket line, Stop & Shop workers in New England are returning to work. Despite all kinds of inclement weather, strikers kept the lines strong from early morning to late evening. They begin voting on a new contract April 24 which the Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW) says “preserves health care and retirement benefits, provides wage increases, and maintains time-and-a-half pay on Sunday for current members.”  Read for more coverage.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Pressure on Karakalpakstan journalist wrongly accused of spreading false information

first_img May 11, 2021 Find out more February 11, 2021 Find out more August 3, 2020 – Updated on August 4, 2020 Pressure on Karakalpakstan journalist wrongly accused of spreading false information UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Covid19Judicial harassment News Kumar Begniazova UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Covid19Judicial harassment News News Organisation New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the way the authorities of Karakalpakstan, an autonomous republic in western Uzbekistan, intimidated a journalist, summoning her in the middle of the night for allegedly reporting the death of Senator Musa Erniyazov, the chairman of Karakalpakstan’s parliament, six days before his reported death last Friday.The editor of the online news media Kumar Begniyazov was compelled to go  to the prosecutor’s office during the night of 25 to 26 July, with her child, to explain her “error.” Although other journalists had already reported Erniyazov’s death, Begniyazov had not. In fact, after checking with the parliament’s press office, she had issued a report on her Telegram channel denying the report that he had died.Although Begniyazov has received no further explanation about this nocturnal summons, she assumes that officials confused her media outlet with another one with a similar name, which had indeed shared a report that Erniyazov, who was also deputy chairman of the Uzbek supreme assembly, had died after contracting Covid-19.Two other journalists were also brought to the prosecutor’s office in the middle of the night for reporting Erniyazov’s death without checking with the authorities first. One was Lola Kallikhanova, the editor of, who was collected by no fewer than six police cars. One of the plainclothes policemen who came for her snatched her phone from her hand and none of them showed any ID. During three hours of questioning, she argued that Karakalpakstan’s journalists did not trust official sources and that access to official information had become much harder since the start of the coronavirus epidemic.At the start of July, the parliament’s press office denied that Erniyazov had caught Covid-19, only to confirm it 13 days later. Kallikhanova, who has written many stories about coronavirus deaths in Karakalpakstan, suspects that the sudden summons to the prosecutor’s office was just a pretext to gain access to her mobile phone and sources.The other journalist was Iskandar Yusupov, who had also shared the report about Erniyazov’s death on his media outlet’s Telegram channel. He said that a car came at around midnight to take him to the prosecutor’s office, where he was held until 3:30 a.m., and that his mobile phone and laptop were illegally confiscated.“These disproportionate interrogation methods leave no doubt that these authorities were bent on intimidating the journalists,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“This case has highlighted the difficulty of accessing information in Karakalpakstan, and this hampers the work of journalists, especially during the Covid-19 epidemic. The lack of official transparency about the situation encourages the spread of rumours. We firmly condemn the way these interrogations were conducted and we call for these abuses to be punished. We also call on the authorities in this autonomous republic to stop hounding journalists and to improve communication with them.”On the morning after these interrogations, the prosecutor’s office announced that it was opening a criminal investigation into the dissemination of false news media reports about the spread of life-threatening infections. This is punishable by a fine of 4,000 to 8,000 euros and up to three years in prison following the adoption of the new criminal code article 244-5, whose vague wording poses a threat to press freedom.The outcome of this investigation is now uncertain, after the Uzbek government news agency finally reported that Erniyazov died last Friday.The Uzbek deputy prosecutor-general and the Uzbek Agency for News and Mass Communication both condemned the behaviour of the Karakalpakstan prosecutor’s office, while at the same time stressing the importance for media outlets to verify the information they report.Karakalpakstan is Uzbekistan’s only autonomous region. For fear of separatist movements and insurrections, the Uzbek government restricts access to information about the deaths of senior Karakalpakstan officials who are loyal to Tashkent and who keep the region under tight control.Uzbekistan is ranked 156th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Follow the news on Uzbekistan News RSF_en More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term October 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Journalists’ unions still protest at dangers in anti-racism law

first_img News News Receive email alerts News Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment News BoliviaAmericas to go further BoliviaAmericas February 1, 2018 Find out morecenter_img November 15, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists’ unions still protest at dangers in anti-racism law RSF_en June 12, 2020 Find out more Organisation November 18, 2016 Find out more Bolivian journalists’ union today completed collecting signatures for a major petition urging parliament to amend a new law against racism and all forms of discrimination enacted on 8 October because of the threat it poses to news media.Two articles in the new legislation (number 045) have created suspicion and concern within the profession. By 7 November 2010 the petition had already attracted some 700,000 signatures, the organisers said.The government has stepped up consultation with civil society to regulate the law but most professional bodies decided not to take part. A media observatory has been specially created to follow any complaints made against journalists or media under the new law.Reporters Without Borders has never objected to the general principle of a law which is justified by the recent political context. Nevertheless, we have suggested amendments to remedy any ambiguity in its application, particularly under Article 16 by which a media could be banned for “authorising or publishing racist and discriminatory ideas”. We proposed that this punishment should be applied to “media that explicitly defend racism and discrimination”. The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) has expressed the same view. Government talks set up on regulating the law are in themselves positive. Unfortunately, we find that the new legislation is already been applied without its controversial wording first being clarified. Our fears are being confirmed with cases currently under way. A badly drawn up and badly applied law could fail in its purpose and end up losing all legitimacy. A first case, reported in Potosí, in south-western Bolivia involves proceedings launched by the former secretary of the peasants’ federation against José Luis Apacani, the presenter of the TV programme “El Variadito” on privately-owned Canal 33. During the live broadcast, a spectator called the plaintiff “llama face” (a racist term used against the indigenous people of Altiplano). The channel’s managers decided to take the programme off air. “It was a case of negligence on the part of the journalist. We told him not to take telephone calls but he disobeyed”, they said.This case illustrates the problems created by the terms of the law on the responsibility of media. In this case, Canal 33 and it presenter did not call for racism, even if the comments of a viewer were reprehensible. The legal confusion could end in self-censorship.In a second case, local councillors in Oruro region announced they were bringing a complaint against the daily La Patria, which in an article on 9 September, referred to them as “concejiles” (little councillors) instead of “concejales”, a term that they considered to be “discriminatory”. In this case the offence seems to have even shakier grounds and also raises the problem of retroactivity of a law, which should normally only be applied to cases following its promulgation. (Photo : La Prensa) Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile Follow the news on Bolivia Help by sharing this information last_img read more