C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgC & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileC & I Leasing Plc is a fleet management, outsourcing and marine services company in Nigeria with two subsidiaries in Ghana (Leaseafric) and the United Arab Emirates (EPIC International FZE). The company primary activity is offering extensions of structured operating and finance leases.  Subsidiaries of C&I Leasing Plc include C&I Petrotech Marine Limited, a leading player in the offshore marine vessel sector with a fleet of over 20 vessels which includes terminal tugs, patrol vessels, fast support intervention vessels and a platform support vessel; C&I Outsourcing, offering Human Resource solutions for companies in Nigeria which includes human resource outsourcing, recruitment, HR consultancy and personnel evaluation; and SDS Training Services, offering custom-designed modules for training and education programmes, personnel training, driver recruitment and training and a consultancy service for strategic partners. C&I Leasing offers a fleet management service to improve fleet efficiency and productivity. C&I Leasing Plc has the sole franchisee for Hertz-Rent-A-Car in Nigeria and has run the Hertz operation for over 20 years. The Hertz subsidiary division manages over a 1 000 vehicles and a team of professional chauffeurs and offers an airport transfer service and daily rental service. C&I Leasing’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria and has offices in Ghana and the United Arab Emirates. C & I Leasing Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgPresco Plc (PRESCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfilePresco Plc is a fully-integrated agro-industrial company in Nigeria with business interests in the cultivation of oil palm plantations and milling and crushing palm kernels to produce a range of refined vegetable oil. The company also has a packaging plant and a biogas plant which treats its palm oil mill effluent. Presco Plc specialises in cultivating oil palm and extracting, refining and fractionating crude palm oil into finished products. The company supplies specialty fats and oils of outstanding quality. Presco Plc has a concession of 6 462 hectares at Obaretin Estate; 12 560 hectares at Ologbo Estate; 2 800 hectares at Delta Estate; and 17 000 hectares at Sakponba Estate. Presco Plc is a subsidiary of Siat, a Belgian agro-industrial company which specialises in cultivating smallholder plantations of mainly oil palm and rubber tree crops. Siat has a major stake in the Ghana Oil Palm Development Company (GOPDC) in Ghana, Siat Gabon in Gabon and Compagnie Heveicole de Cavally in Ivory Coast. The company’s head office is in Edo State, Nigeria. Presco Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited (SCB.gh) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is a financial services institution in Ghana offering banking products and services to the retail, commercial and corporate, and institutional sectors. Its full-service product offering ranges from transactional accounts and electronic banking services to foreign exchange and currency accounts, trade and working capital solutions, international trade accounts and personal overdraft and unsecured loans. The company also provides bancassurance and asset protection services. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC operates a network of 27 branches and 56 ATMS in the major towns and cities of Ghana. The company was founded in 1896 making it one of the oldest financial institutions in West Africa. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Holdings (Africa) BV. Its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Canada: Montreal diocese launches Inuit ministry

first_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Anglican Communion, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ethnic Ministries By Harvey ShepherdPosted Mar 5, 2015 Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Members of Annie Ittoshat’s first Montreal congregation gather for a group photo. Ittoshat is fifth from the left in a clerical collar; her husband, Noah, is next to her. Photo: Harvey Shepherd[Anglican Journal] “What we are doing is what God foreplanned,” the Rev. Annie Ittoshat from Nunavik in northern Quebec said as she launched a new ministry to Montreal’s Inuit community Feb. 22.Ittoshat led her first service, mostly in Inuktitut, before a congregation of more than 30 Inuit and their family and friends, in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, in the west-central suburb of Lachine. The St. Paul’s parish closed in November 2012. (A Seventh-Day Adventist congregation and other groups now rent the church or its hall.)She will also serve Montreal’s diverse population of Inuit in other ways, including visits to Inuit who come to the city for medical treatment, and participation in a modest eucharistic ministry, which Montreal clergy have offered for some time to these patients.She was also planning to make contact with other groups serving local Inuit, including drop-in centers related to the Anglican Diocese of Montreal.Along with patients and transients, Ittoshat also expects to serve staff working at health-care and other institutions, and Inuit living in Montreal for a variety of professional and other reasons.The Inuit population of Montreal has been estimated at about 1,000. Some are drawn by jobs, including positions in institutions that serve Inuit. Others are in the city for studies, for health care or to accompany family members who are patients. They are transient for various reasons or are driven from the North by social or housing problems.Ittoshat and her family are living in the rectory of St. Paul’s Church, situated in an area where there are several Inuit and a number of organizations serving them, partly because of the proximity of Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.She was accompanied at the service by her husband, Noah, a miner at the Raglan base-metal mine in Nunavik, who has made arrangements to work on a rotating schedule that allows him to spend a couple of weeks at a time in Montreal, and a son and foster son, both named Peter. There are also two daughters, one living in Montreal and the other in the North.The service included vigorous, unaccompanied congregational singing of Inuktitut versions of standard hymns. The minister preached in an animated way, without notes, on one of the standard Lectionary readings of the day, from 1 Peter 3, which says Christ “suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God.”She said (in a brief summary in English) that this should relieve one of the needs for recurrent feelings of guilt. “We make a mistake, we ask [God] for forgiveness. If we ask for forgiveness, it is so.”The new minister and her husband, sons and one daughter arrived in Montreal from Kuujjuarapik, at the mouth of the Great Whale River.Ittoshat was accredited and ordained and served as a deacon and then priest in the North, and more recently, she studied for two years at Wycliffe College in Toronto, where she received a Master of Divinity degree in May, the first Inuk to do so.Services in Lachine will take place weekly, with Holy Communion on the last Sunday of the month.— Harvey Shepherd is editor of The Montreal Anglican, the newspaper of the Anglican diocese of Montreal.center_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canada: Montreal diocese launches Inuit ministry Rector Belleville, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis last_img read more

Christian Aid reports ethical gift sales up by 372%

first_img Howard Lake | 9 December 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Christian Aid reports that orders at its ethical gift site Present Aid are up by 372% compared to the same period last year (October 2007 v October 2008).Based on current sales figures, it comfortably expects to exceed last year’s total of £2.1 million.The Present Aid catalogue offers a variety of quirky ethical virtual gifts including a duck, a set of paints, a visit to the dentist for tooth extraction, a watering can, and a community tap.Daniel Charles, head of Present Aid, said: “You might think that with the economy as it is we’d be seeing a decline in the number of people buying ethical gifts like these over the festive period.“However, from baby buffalo to cans of worms, watering cans to mosquito nets, it seems Brits are shunning socks and soap on a rope in favour of virtual gifts to help people in the developing world”.www.presentaid.org Christian Aid reports ethical gift sales up by 372%  19 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: christmas Research / statistics Trading 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

Homecoming Pep Rally, FrogFest take over Campus Commons

first_img Previous articleTCU looking to bounce back against Iowa StateNext articleThe Skiff: September 15, 2016 Sarah Grisham RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sarah Grishamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sarah-grisham/ Linkedin Sarah Grishamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sarah-grisham/ TCU offers faculty training for sexual violence intervention Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Sarah Grishamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sarah-grisham/ printWhile the parade is canceled, students can celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend with other activities this week.Student Affairs and Alumni Relations have created a combined experience that includes fireworks, a concert and bounce houses.FrogFest and the Homecoming Pep Rally are both scheduled to take place in the Campus Commons on Friday.FrogFest is set for 6-9 p.m. and includes fireworks, while the Pep Rally is supposed to start at 6:30 p.m. by Frog Fountain.“I think it’s really smart they’re doing everything more centralized,” said senior Taylor Voges. “The Commons is where everything happens, and expanding it with the fireworks seems more festive.”Alumni officials said they hope the activities will bring out a crowd.“FrogFest is a great free event bringing together Horned Frogs of all ages to kick off the Homecoming and Family Weekend,” said Jessica Cung, associate director of alumni relations. “We encourage everyone to stop by and enjoy it.”FrogFest activities are free. They include a concert by Jamestown Revival at 7:30 p.m., bounce houses, a TCU obstacle course, a face painting and balloon artist and more. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Student Activities Coordinator Ali Stowe said there will also be student-focused activities during the week leading up to Homecoming and Family Weekend.These will included a King Family Commons Event on Tuesday, with food from Buffalo Bros, Marble Slab, giveaways, and a henna tattoo artist. Remember the Titans was screened in the Commons on Wednesday.Online sales for Homecoming t-shirts are closed, but a limited number will be sold on a first come, first served basis at Family Weekend check-in on Friday in the Brown-Lupton University Union at noon.  Twitter TAGStext only Mayor talks city improvements with TCU retirees Officers, students celebrate National Night Out FrogFest and Pep rally will both take place in the Campus Commons. + posts Alcohol violations reach all-time high Twitter ReddIt Facebook Linkedin ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Sarah Grisham TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Sarah Grishamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sarah-grisham/last_img read more

Wear worthy: One Fort Worth boutique aims to empower human trafficking victims

first_imgImage Magazine: Spring 2021 Image Magazine: Spring 2021 Twitter Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printLoading 50%Written by: Haeven GibbonsPhoto courtesy of Melissa Ice, The Worthy Co.A new boutique in Fort Worth is home to a non-profit that works to empower and employ survivors of human trafficking.Melissa Ice opened The Worthy Co., a non-profit, social enterprise of The Net, along with her partner Sarah Bowden in 2018. The Worthy Co. employs women who are survivors of human trafficking to help them gain work experience and confidence before transitioning back into the workforce. “The mission is employing women and seeing their lives transformed,” Ice said. The Worthy Co. sells jewelry and candles handmade by the women they employ along with clothing. All proceeds help employ survivors of trafficking.The Worthy Co. sells clothes, earrings and bracelets among other items made by the women they employ. (Photos: Haeven Gibbons)The Worthy Co. also sells candles and offers candle making classes. (Photo: Haeven Gibbons)“This is more than a job for money for me. This is for my mental health. This is what I am doing to care for myself,” said one of The Worthy Co.’s employees. A total of thirteen women have been employed by The Worthy Co. After about 2 years, most women are ready to rejoin the workforce. “I am living in truth that I am worthy of a good job,” said another Worthy Co. employee.Two women who work at The Worthy Co. make earrings and bracelets to be sold in the boutique. (Photo courtesy of Melissa Ice, The Worthy Co.)Two women who work at The Worthy Co. make earrings and bracelets to be sold in the boutique. (Photo courtesy of Melissa Ice, The Worthy Co.)A woman who works at The Worthy Co. makes candles to sell in the boutique. (Photo courtesy of Melissa Ice, The Worthy Co.)A woman who works at The Worthy Co. makes candles to sell in the boutique. (Photo courtesy of Melissa Ice, The Worthy Co.)The Worthy Co. not only helps these women gain confidence but helps them build positive relationships.“When I think about all the things I am blessed with, I am thankful that I have lady friends, a support system, and my own apartment. I can call any of my Worthy Co. friends at any time,” a Worthy Co. employee said. “God has blessed me in so many ways, not with money or things, but with people and relationships. I am so happy.”A need for space- The Worthy Co. gets a new placeIn 2018, The Worthy Co.’s home was a 12 x 12 foot classroom in the basement of a church. Sitting shoulder to shoulder against the cinder block walls, nine women would fill the room and make the candles and jewelry, Ice said. The women would then fill their car trunks with products to sell them at pop-up and flea markets.  “We couldn’t hire more women because we couldn’t make more products because we didn’t have space,” Ice said. “We don’t hire women to make candles and jewelry. We make candles and jewelry in order to hire more women.”This past October, The Worthy Co. found their much-needed space. They purchased a building on South Lake Street off of West Magnolia Avenue and turned the old 1920s home into a boutique and workplace for the women they employ. The new workspace has tons of storage, 20-foot ceilings and is about 1500 square feet compared to the 200- square-foot space they had in the church.“Now we have a place to not only share our mission, but to showcase their (the women’s) products,” Ice said.Photo: The Worthy Co.’s new office space and boutique. Here, products are made and sold to support victims of human trafficking. (Photo courtesy of Melissa Ice, The Worthy Co.) Some TCU students are getting to help with this non-profit’s mission. Over half of the interns that The Worthy Co. employs are TCU students. “I think such a big part of helping with the non-profits mission is being able to communicate it to others,” said Kirsten McFarlan a Worthy Co. intern and junior graphic design major at TCU. “The Worthy Co. works to empower and employ survivors of trafficking; therefore, as I get to be a part of the social media team as an intern, I get to actively help communicate that message and mission to others and in turn, allow more women to have jobs at The Worthy Co.” McFarlan said her favorite part of working at The Worthy Co. is getting to create meaningful content on social media that is made for something bigger than herself.“I get to take my love for design and pair it with the incredible mission of The Worthy Co.,” McFarlan said. Photo: Inside the boutique, candles and jewelry are on display. (Photo courtesy of Melissa Ice, The Worthy Co.) Reflecting on the past, looking to the futureThe Net has served over 1,000 survivors of trafficking and sexual exploitation since 2012. The Worthy Co. is a social enterprise of The Net, which is a non-profit organization that addresses poverty in Fort Worth. The Net was founded out of Christ Chapel Fort Worth college ministry in 2009 as an outreach program targeting the local refugee and homeless communities.Since 2012, The Net has provided a three-to-five-year recovery program for women who have a history of sexual exploitation and incarceration. But in 2018, The Net decided they needed to do more for these survivors.Women were graduating from the recovery program and were often ending up back in jail shortly after because they couldn’t find meaningful employment due to their past. So, Ice started The Worthy Co. to give these women a place to work after graduating from The Net’s program. “We wanted to provide a place where women had safe and dignified employment where they could be valued,” Ice said. “It could be a soft place to land while they kind of gain some work skills and get a little bit of work on their resume.”The Worthy Co. was born. Now, eight years later, The Worthy Co.’s mission has also become The Net’s main focus. “We took 2020 to pause and reflect on really who we wanted to be and the kind of impact that we hope to make in people’s lives,” Ice said. In March of 2021, The Net developed into an anti-trafficking organization. They handed off their programs helping refugee kids and homeless individuals to be able to fully focus on survivors of human trafficking. Ice said the non-profit realized they’d rather “go deeper than wide.” “I just want to live in a city that cares for the most vulnerable among us,” Ice said. “I have two little girls and I want them to grow up knowing that marginalized and vulnerable women have value and worth. And rather than hoping that a solution comes along, I think for myself and my co-founder, Sarah, when you’re in proximity to people who are hurting and in pain, you don’t wait for a solution, you become the solution.”The Worthy Co. team (Photo Courtesy of Melissa Ice, The Worthy Co.)The Worthy Co. team (Photo Courtesy of Melissa Ice, The Worthy Co.)Haeven Gibbons is the Editor-in-Chief of Image Magazine. This summer, she will be working with the Fort-Worth Star Telegram as a multimedia reporter intern. Haeven is currently working toward a BA in journalism with a minor in Spanish at Texas Christian University.  In the fall she will be headed to New York City to do a journalism internship with The King’s College NYCJ Program.TopBuilt with Shorthand Haeven Gibbonshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haeven-gibbons/ Vintage fever: Fort Worth residents and vintage connoisseurs talk about their passion for thrifting + posts Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Haeven Gibbonshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haeven-gibbons/ Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Haeven Gibbons Linkedin Image magazineWear worthy: One Fort Worth boutique aims to empower human trafficking victimsBy Haeven Gibbons – May 3, 2021 364 Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Previous articlePosting with a passion: TCU student builds loyal following with Instagram blogNext articleBehind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week Haeven Gibbons ReddIt Haeven Gibbonshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haeven-gibbons/ Twitter Facebook Facebook Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s ReddIt Vintage fever: Fort Worth residents and vintage connoisseurs talk about their passion for thrifting Haeven Gibbonshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haeven-gibbons/ Cowgirl: A look at the most glamorous women in rodeolast_img read more

Hackers attack website that covers Sudan’s war-torn regions

first_img Help by sharing this information March 29, 2020 Find out more SudanAfrica April 6, 2020 Find out more Organisation SudanAfrica April 10, 2020 Find out more to go further News Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal The website is concerned for its correspondents after the DDoS attack Nuba Reports, a news website specializing in covering the Sudanese war-torn states of South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur, is concerned for the safety of its local correspondents after it was the target of a Distributed Denial of Service attack yesterday.“Hackers are trying to shut down the Nuba Reports website,” its staff said in an alert issued yesterday. “This morning, the website was hit with a massive DDoS attack, which crashed NubaReports.org for about five minutes. Since then, the site has been restored and is still running despite continued attempts to take it down.”The attack comes three days after a paper by Nuba Reports was circulated during the 27th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Entitled “Khartoum’s War on Sudan”, it summarized human rights violations since 2012 in the three regions the website covers.“This cyber-attack on the Nuba Reports website is worrying,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk. “While those responsible have yet to be identified, we know that the Sudanese government has already censored media covering the conflict in South Kordofan.”Nuba Reports is regarded as one of the very few sources of neutral reporting coming out of South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur, three regions where the Sudanese army is fighting rebel groups.It uses local correspondents who try to cover the situation from the civilian population’s viewpoint and who draw attention to human rights violations in this often forgotten conflict.Sudan is ranked 172nd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.(photo: NubaReports.org)center_img RSF_en Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa News Receive email alerts Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent News September 19, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hackers attack website that covers Sudan’s war-torn regions Follow the news on Sudan Newslast_img read more

Appeal court quashes early release for Michel Kilo

first_img March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns today’s refusal by a plenary session of the Damascus appeal court to grant journalist and human rights activist Michel Kilo early release. The judges overturned an earlier ruling by the court in favour of Kilo’s release from Adra prison, in a Damascus suburb. News Organisation Help by sharing this information News Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists SyriaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en SyriaMiddle East – North Africa February 3, 2021 Find out more to go further December 15, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal court quashes early release for Michel Kilo Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns today’s refusal by a plenary session of the Damascus appeal court to grant journalist and human rights activist Michel Kilo early release. The judges overturned an earlier ruling by the court in favour of Kilo’s release from Adra prison, in a Damascus suburb.“After a wait of several weeks, the court has finally dashed Kilo’s hope of being freed from Adra prison, where he has been held since May 2006,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He had ever right to be released, but instead the court suddenly overturned the release order. Judges acting at the government’s behest have yet again demonstrated their readiness to persecute Syrians who express their view freely. We now solemnly urge President Bashar Al-Assad to use his prerogative to grant Kilo a pardon.”Overturning a Damascus criminal court’s decision, the appeal court had ruled on 3 November that Kilo should be released on the grounds that he had completed three quarters of his sentence. But the Damascus prosecutor appealed against the 3 November ruling, resulting in today’s decision by the appeal court in plenary session. A leading figure in the struggle for democracy in Syria, Kilo was arrested on 14 May 2006 after signing the “Beirut-Damascus, Damascus-Beirut” appeal for a radical overhaul of relations between Syria and Lebanon. He was sentenced to three years in prison on a charge of “undermining national sentiment.”Kilo has been adopted by Le Pèlerin (France), the 06 Mediterranean Press Club (France), various Spanish forums, the Almería Press Association (Spain) and the Calafell City Hall (Spain). News Receive email alerts News March 8, 2021 Find out more Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Follow the news on Syrialast_img read more

Journalist abducted from Baghdad’s Rusafa prison

first_img Receive email alerts December 16, 2020 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Follow the news on Iraq Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” RSF_en IraqMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information to go further February 15, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img News News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News IraqMiddle East – North Africa April 7, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist abducted from Baghdad’s Rusafa prison Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about the fate of Saad Al-Awsi, the editor of the weekly Al-Shahid Al-Mustaqil (The Independent Witness), who was kidnapped by gunmen on 25 March from Rusafa prison in southeastern Baghdad where he was serving a one-year sentence.“We call on the Iraqi government to do everything possible to find this journalist and arrest those responsible for his abduction,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It must also shed light on the reasons for his arrest and detention, which the authorities repeatedly disputed. We remind them that freedom of expression is guaranteed by the Iraqi constitution.”His family, which has received no news of him since his disappearance, wrote a letter on 3 April to Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and to the head of the intelligence services, Zuhair Gharbawi, who they blame for his abduction.Awsi was arrested during a search of his home in mid-April 2010 after writing articles criticising the political situation and Prime Minister Maliki in particular. A Baghdad criminal court sentenced him in August 2010 to a year in prison on charges of defamation and publishing classified information.He wrote to the prime minister in February of this year asking him to intercede to get him released, and insisting that none of his articles contained classified information. A delegation of journalists was prevented from visiting him in March. During the “Day of Rage” demonstrations on 25 February, journalists protested against the silence of the authorities on the subject of his detention.As reported at the time, members of the security forces raided the headquarters of Awsi’s newspaper on 5 February 2010, during the run-up to the following month’s parliamentary elections. They seized computer equipment and chased the employees away. The office remained closed for two weeks. His arrest followed two months later. Organisation December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more