CFI Holdings Limited 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgCFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileCFI Holdings Limited is a leading agricultural-based industrial holding company in Zimbabwe; primarily involved in manufacturing and selling fresh produce and manufacturing stock feed, aswell as property management and letting. Through subsidiaries and joint ventures; it manages wholesale and retail outlets, offers products and services for animal health, operates maize and wheat mills, and is involved in poultry farming and producing and selling poultry products. CFI Holdings Limited manages a separate entity offering services for the development and management of real estate in Zimbabwe. STALAP Investments is now the largest shareholder in CFI Holdings Limited after increasing its stake in the company to over 40%. STALAP is an investment vehicle owned by Zimre Holdings. Its retail outlets include Farm & City and Vetco Animal Health; its specialised divisions include Victoria Foods, Saturday Retreat Estate, Reston Developers and Maitlands Zimbabwe Limited. Poultry is marketed and distributed through Agrifoods, Agrimix, Hubbard Zimbabwe, Glenara Estates, Crest Breeders International and Suncrest Chickens. CFI Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) HY2016 Presentation

first_imgFidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng)  2016 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileFidelity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the individual, commercial and corporate sectors. Its extensive full-service personal and business offering ranges from transactional accounts, online banking, loans and term deposits to money market, treasury services loans and advances, commercial support overdrafts, equipment leasing finance and trade, working capital, project, asset and syndicate finance. Fidelity Bank Plc operates through 225 business offices, 730 ATMs and 3 853 point-of-sale channels. Founded in 18=987 and formerly known as Fidelity Union Merchant Bank, the company changed its name to Fidelity Bank Plc in 1999. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Fidelity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgEquity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEquity Bank Group Limited is a leading financial institution based in Kenya which offers products and services to private individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, and the corporate banking market. It operates in six geographical markets; Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The consumer division targets salaried customers or customers who receive regular remittances, such as a pension. The SME division provides financial solutions for working capital needs, property development and acquisition of assets. The corporate division targets large enterprises offering products and services that range from equity, mortgage and asset finance loans to trade finance, development loans and business loans. Formerly known as Equity Bank Limited, the commercial bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited. Equity Bank Group Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgPresco Plc (PRESCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.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 interim results for the third quarter.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

Review of fundraising self-regulation opens for evidence

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement 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. Who is on the review panel?The review panel consists of:• Sir Stuart Etherington (chair)• Lord Leigh of Hurley• Baroness Pitkeathley• Lord Wallace of Saltaire Review of fundraising self-regulation opens for evidence Whom do they wish to hear from?The panel is inviting applications from a range of stakeholders, including:• Representatives of the public interest• Consumer experts• Parliamentarians• The three fundraising self-regulatory bodies• Chief executives/chairs of large fundraising charities; umbrella representatives of small charities• Representatives of commercial fundraisers• Representatives from the media• Other self-regulatory bodies• Academics specialising in regulation The review of fundraising self-regulation, chaired by NCVO’s chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington, is now inviting evidence and input to “identify what changes are required to rebuild public trust in fundraising by charities”.The review was established following criticism in The Daily Mail of fundraising methods at a telephone fundraising agency and four of its national charity clients. This followed The Mail on Sunday’s attempts in May to link the death of lifelong poppy seller Mrs Olive Cooke to the quantity of fundraising appeals she received from the charities she supported.It was established at the request of Rob Wilson MP, the Minister for Civil Society.The review will look at approaches to regulation in other areas and industries, with the aim of “identifying changes that will substantially strengthen the current system”. By when?Sir Stuart Etherington has admitted that the timescale for the review “is very tight”. The issues involved in regulating a multi-billion pound industry sector will be consulted on in just under a fortnight. Contributions are sought by Friday 14 August 2015.The panel has then been tasked in considering all these and coming up with recommendations in five weeks: it is expected to report on 21 September 2015.center_img And in Scotland?The review does not cover Scotland. No similar media investigations or allegations of bad practice in fundraising seem to have been made there.Nevertheless, the Scottish government has asked SCVO to ask charities and members of the public for their views on how well the fundraising profession is regulated. This review, described as ‘informal’, also has a very short timescale: SCVO is asked to report by the end of August. What are they asking?The review panel has set out the following questions on which it requests responses.1. What do you consider to be the strengths and weaknesses of the current self-regulatory set up? Do you believe self-regulation continues to be an appropriate approach to regulating fundraising?2. What do you consider to be the strengths and weaknesses of the bodies currently involved in self-regulation?3. What changes, if any, do you believe should be made to the current self-regulatory structure?4. What do you consider the most effective ways to ensure coverage of and compliance with a self-regulatory regime?5. How could it best be ensured that a future self-regulatory system is adequately resourced?6. Which charities should be covered by self-regulation? Should there be a threshold for fundraised income before membership of a self-regulatory body is expected? If so, where would you set this threshold?7. Should additional measures be put in place to monitor or regulate operational fundraising agencies, such as call centres? If so, what should these be?8. Do you have views on how to ensure charities adhere to high standards in public fundraising, other than through formal regulatory structures?In addition, the panel has requested contributors to “feel free to provide views or evidence on any other related matters that you believe would help inform our review”. What is the review for?The terms of the review state that its objective is:“To review the effectiveness of the current self-regulatory system for fundraising in the light of recent high-profile cases. To make recommendations and proposals to ministers, the charity sector and other bodies involved in fundraising on the changes needed to ensure an effective system of self-regulation which protects the interests and the confidence of the public while serving beneficiaries”.What will the review look at?Although the review was triggered by criticisms of and allegations about some charities’ use of direct mail and telephone fundraising, the review will take a broader view of fundraising, focusing on four techniques or channels:• direct mail• telephone• doorstep• textile collectionsIt will consider:•  The structure of self-regulation, and the relationship between standard-setting (including the Code of Fundraising Practice), enforcement and operational management.•  The operation of the self-regulatory system and the current self-regulatory bodies (Fundraising Standards Board, Public Fundraising Regulatory Association, Institute of Fundraising).•  The scope of regulation itself (who is regulated; who is not) and sanctions.•  The responsibilities of charity chief executives and trustees.•  The role of third-party fundraisers and their relationship with charities.•  The relationship between the fundraising sector and the public. Howard Lake | 30 July 2015 | News  74 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Fundraising Standards Board Law / policy NCVO regulation Scotlandlast_img read more

People’s Postcode Lottery supports Afrikids project

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 9 December 2015 | News  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis People’s Postcode Lottery has awarded £200,000 to Afrikids to help support vulnerable children in Ghana.The money will specifically go toward launching a major new project to address the issue of early and forced marriage and associated issues such as female genital mutilation, which the charity has identified as a serious issue for girls across rural northern Ghana.The project will provide sex education, child marriage interventions, youth clubs with family planning services and community education on the rights of young people.Clara Govier, head of charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said:“For the last 10 years AfriKids has been providing incredibly important programmes to children and families in Ghana. We are delighted that as a result of funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery that this fantastic charity will be able to launch a major new project to further promote children’s rights in northern Ghana.”center_img People’s Postcode Lottery supports Afrikids project Tagged with: People’s Postcode Lottery Advertisementlast_img read more

Veterans For Peace highlights U.S. war crime, the My Lai massacre

first_imgJ.J. Johnson of the ‘Fort Hood 3’ speaks at the My Lai massacre commemoration, March 22, New YorkVeterans For Peace, New York Chapter, presented an art installation in Manhattan on March 22 that exposed the U.S. war crime known as the My Lai massacre. In the three-day exhibit at the Quaker House on Rutherford Place, artist Mac MacDevitt showed with annotated photographs the horror of the slaughter of 503 unarmed Vietnamese villagers on March 16, 1968 — an atrocity subsequently exposed to the world. U.S. GIs, following the orders of their officers and under the guidance of the Pentagon, carried out this egregious war crime. (tinyurl.com/y6tfmgl4)To anyone still uncertain about the role of current U.S. foreign policy, this look back 51 years ago shows that “humanitarian aid” is the unlikely outcome of any U.S. military intervention anywhere.Speakers at the exhibit included war resisters Nurse Lieutenant Susan Schnall, Jan Barry and Doug Hofstetter, as well as Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Hai Anh. Mekong Arts and Music and Ngo Thanh Nhan opened and closed the meeting with Vietnamese songs.J.J. Johnson, who as part of the “Fort Hood 3” served time in prison for refusing orders in 1966 to ship out to Vietnam, gave a talk linking My Lai to current U.S. military and foreign policy. The three Fort Hood, Texas, GIs — Johnson, Dennis Mora and David Samas — were the first military heroes on the U.S. side of that conflict. Their personal courage showed the potential of organizing against the war within the U.S. Armed Forces. Here is Johnson’s talk:The Lessons of My LaiI’m honored to share the stage with this roster of  people’s champions. My appearance here is a consequence of my good fortune to have met — and organized with — like-minded GIs during the war.Each of the Fort Hood Three agreed that we could not in good conscience take part in an illegal, immoral and unjust war of aggression. We were able to remain true to our beliefs with the support of our loved ones, a growing and supportive anti-war movement and the courageous example of the Vietnamese people.The exhibit, which we’ve gathered here to introduce and celebrate, calls to mind Howard Zinn’s “People’s History of the United States.” In the past, I’ve often spoken about what some call “The United States of Amnesia.” But on closer examination, it’s clear that so many in our nation aren’t victims of amnesia, but rather a highly coordinated system of obfuscation and misinformation.Those who profit so handsomely from the status quo have no intention of permitting the  truth to set us free. The horror of My Lai should never leave our consciousness.But nor should we treat My Lai as an aberration. The journalist and author Nick Turse years ago informed us that My Lai was just one of many massacres during the U.S. aggression in Indochina. Turse has documented bloodier slaughters, such as Speedy Express in the Mekong Delta in 1968.We mourn the loss of the 58,000 mostly young men whose names are inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and those who returned physically and psychologically maimed. But I reject Ken Burns and Lyn Novick’s false equivalence of blame on both sides.* I also mourn the deaths of more than 1 million Vietnamese soldiers, 2 million civilians, the 5.3 million who were injured and the 11 million Vietnamese who were driven from their homes.I mourn and condemn the poisoning of millions with Agent Orange. Last year I visited [Vietnam] and held children who are disabled as they continue to suffer from the poison. The past is prologue, and reparations are in order.The exhibit challenges us to “remember the past so as not to repeat it.” Of course, the U.S. empire skillfully adapts its aggression and military adventures to forestall protests and opposition. The draft was ended. Many ground troops were replaced by mercenaries. Pilots were replaced by drones, and TV cameras were removed from the battlefields.Yet, the United States still maintains nearly 800 military bases in more than 70 countries and territories in every continent on the globe. And the U.S., with about 4.4 percent of the world’s population, accounts for 37 percent of the world’s military spending, which is roughly the amount of the next seven largest military budgets combined. Imagine all the people’s needs that could be met with the $717 billion that’s budgeted for war this year!War and war spending are bipartisan. In 2016, for example, the U.S. military dropped 26,171 bombs. Last year we [the U.S. military] bombed Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya and Somalia. Today, our nation has the blood of thousands on its hands in Yemen and is attempting to overthrow the government in Venezuela.We [the anti-war movement] should continue to sound the alarm, but we also have much to be optimistic about. Activists from every generation are on the move and in the streets. We salute and demand the immediate release of Veterans For Peace members Tarak Kauff and Ken Mayers [arrested at a protest in Dublin, Ireland, this March]. Their actions, like this exhibit, connect the past to the present.And as we work with younger activists to combat militarization and its human, financial and environmental devastation, we, too, can draw important lessons from their struggles.As a trade unionist, I’m inspired by the wave of teachers’ strikes. And movements such as Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock hold valuable lessons for our struggles. Last year, high school students organized the nation’s largest protest against gun violence. And last week, some 1.4 million children around the world took part in a global climate strike to demand action against the world’s greatest danger — the climate catastrophe.We understand the importance of developing alternative institutions, but I’m also encouraged by the emergence of progressive elected officials such as some of the women of color who were elected last November — chief among them, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and, of course, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.Their success depends largely on what we do on the ground. Let’s learn from each other this weekend and draw strength and inspiration to move forward and to prevent future My Lais.*Burns and Novick directed the 10-part documentary, “The Vietnam War,” first shown on PBS in the fall of 2017.Catalinotto is author of the 2017 book, “Turn the Guns Around: Mutinies, Soldier Revolts and Revolutions.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Frogs dominate Aggies at Dickies Arena to end two-game skid

first_imgLinkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Twitter Linkedin + posts printBehind a balanced and efficient scoring effort combined with suffocating defense, TCU basketball got back on track with a 73-55 blowout of Texas A&M in the Lone Star Showdown at Dickies Arena on Saturday.“We definitely made a statement with this game, because people were saying our defense isn’t that good,” guard Mike Miles said. “This game, we wanted to show everyone that our defense is just as good as our offense.”Led by guard R.J. Nembhard, the Frogs shot an efficient 52% from the field as a team, dishing out 22 assists along the way. Nembhard finished 6-for-10 from the field himself, finishing with game-highs in points (16) and assists (9).On defense, TCU forced 20 turnovers, holding Texas A&M to just 38% shooting (4-for-17 from three). The 55 points scored were by far a season-low for the Aggies (the previous low was 72).The win moves the Frogs to 5-2 on the season, ending their two-game losing streak. The game started at a crawl, with the two teams combining to make just six of their first 20 shots. Miles scored eight of TCU’s first 11 points, giving the team a one-point lead eight minutes into the game.“I just knew I had to get the team going,” Miles said of his quick start. “Because we were playing good defense but not good offense.”The Frogs then blew the game wide open, taking advantage of poor shooting by the Aggies to erupt on a 33-8 run over the next nine minutes of play.The run was highlighted by dunks from center Kevin Samuel and Nembhard, who threw his slam down one-handed off a lob from guard Taryn Todd to get the crowd going.TCU went into the locker room at halftime with a 42-21 lead, its largest halftime advantage since its season opener. While the Frogs were shooting the lights out during the half at 54% from the field, they held the Aggies to just 26% as a team while also forcing them to commit nine turnovers.Texas A&M did not hit a field goal in the last 5:42 of the first half.Guard R.J. Nembhard was instrumental in TCU’s early success, collecting six points, four assists and two steals in the first half as the cornerstone of the Frogs’ efficient offense.More turnovers by the Aggies and hot shooting by the Frogs came following halftime, as TCU scored 10-straight points to open the second half and extend its lead to 31.Sloppy play from TCU allowed Texas A&M to gain a little ground with a 12-3 run late in the second half, but the Frogs’ lead never dipped below 18, reaching as high as 33.Eight TCU players scored in the contest, with Nembhard (16), Miles (15) and shooting guard P.J. Fuller (13) finishing in double figures. Nembhard called the game a “huge momentum-booster” going into a conference matchup.Up next, the Frogs will return to conference play with a game on the road versus Oklahoma State. Tipoff in Stillwater is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m., and the game will be aired on ESPN2. ReddIt Facebook Facebook Previous articleEpisode 234 – CFB Week 15, NFL Week 14 PreviewNext articleFreshmen shine in TCU’s blowout of Louisiana Tech Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU guard R.J. Nembhard drives to the basket in a matchup with Texas A&M at Dickies Arena on Dec. 12, 2020. (Photo courtesy of gofrogs.com) First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Colin Post Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/last_img read more

Authorities free journalist and human rights activist Tasneem Khalil

first_img BangladeshAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts BangladeshAsia – Pacific News May 19, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention to go further May 12, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities free journalist and human rights activist Tasneem Khalilcenter_img News Tasneem Khalil, a CNN stringer and Human Rights Watch consultant, was released at around 11 p.m. on 11 May after being held for nearly 23 hours.Agence France-Presse said he had been questioned about messages that had been sent from his mobile phone and about comments he had posted on his blog (tasneemkhalil.com).Khalil was arrested at his home shortly after midnight on 11 May by plain-clothes officers, who confiscated his passport and professional documents.———————————————————-11.05.2007Call for release of leading journalist and human rights activist Tasneem KhalilReporters Without Borders today called on the head of Pakistan’s interim government, Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed, to do everything possible to obtain the immediate release of journalist Tasneem Khalil, who was arrested by soldiers at his Dhaka home in the early hours of today and who is now believed to be detained at a military camp next to the parliament building.An investigative reporter and deputy editor of The Daily Star, one of the country’s leading newspapers, Khalil is also a Human Rights Watch consultant, a CNN stringer and blogger (tasneemkhalil.com). “The arrest of a respected journalist and human rights activist in the middle night is a serious violation of the interim government’s undertakings to respect free expression,” the press freedom organisation said. “We fear Khalil could be mistreated. The government must quickly intercede with the army to obtain his release.”Khalil, 26, was arrested at his home shortly after midnight today by four soldiers in plain-clothes who refused to say why he was being detained but told his wife they were taking him to the military camp near the parliament. Daily Star publisher Mahfuz Anam said he was trying to obtain his employee’s release.Khalil has assisted with the research for several Human Rights Watch reports including one on extrajudicial killings by the Bangladeshi security forces. The organisation has issued a statement describing him as “a prominent voice in Bangladesh for human rights” and saying it is very concerned about his safety.Khalil has also written extensively about the human rights situation and the role of the army in his blog tasneemkhalil.com. RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage Organisation News February 26, 2021 Find out more February 22, 2021 Find out more Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists Follow the news on Bangladeshlast_img read more

Parliament adopts bill curbing online freedom

first_img to go further News June 25, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Parliament adopts bill curbing online freedom KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Follow the news on Kazakhstan The bill would give blogs, chat rooms and other websites such as online retail outlets the same legal status as the Kazakh news media and would thereby expose them to the possibility of criminal prosecution. Press offences are still punishable by imprisonment in Kazakhstan. The authorities would also be able to block websites that cover elections, strikes, demonstrations and ethnic issues.The Russian-language blog platform LiveJournal, the most popular one in the region, has meanwhile been inaccessible in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (which uses the Kazakh network) since 10 October. No explanation has been given although article 20 of the Kazakh constitution says: “Press freedom is guaranteed. Censorship is forbidden (…) Everyone has the right to freely receive and send information in accordance with the law.” KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information January 15, 2021 Find out more Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections News Reporters Without Borders and the Kazakh organization “Journalist in danger” condemn the Internet bill that Kazakh legislators passed today. The bill, which had been before parliament since 29 April, will drastically curb online freedom by making it possible to bring criminal prosecutions against bloggers over what they write. President Nursultan Nazarbayev has not yet signed it into law.“There was a need for a law to regulate online media but this bill endangers freedom of expression,” both prganizations said. “It will just enable the authorities to punish those who express too much opposition to the government. This bodes ill for Kazakhstan’s presidency of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe in 2010.”The press freedom organisation added: “We call for the revision of this bill, which violates the constitution and which would lead to the bloggers being jailed and online media being closed down.” News News Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal February 5, 2021 Find out more Organisation Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her RSF_en October 30, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more