British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco (BAT) Zimbabwe Holdings Limited manufactures, distributes and sells tobacco products for local consumption through a network of independent retailers and distributors. Zimbabwe is the 6th largest tobacco grower in the world and the largest in Africa. Three types of tobacco are grown in the country; Virginia flue-cured, burley and oriental tobacco. Over 95% of Zimbabwe’s tobacco is flue-cured; and more than half of its production is exported to China. The company has recently adopted a mutually-beneficial contract system which is reaping rich rewards; the entire crop is bought from the farmer at the end of the season in return for a supply of seed and fertilizer, and expert training by an agronomist on agricultural techniques. Its head office is in Harare, Zimbabwe. British American Tobacco is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust ( 2017 Annual Report

first_imgUnion Homes Real Estate Investment Trust ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (  2017 annual report.Company ProfileUnion Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is an actively-managed, close-ended Unit Trust Scheme geared to achieve long-term capital appreciation through real estate investments. The Trust Deed invests in a maximum of 90% of the funds in real estate and real estate related investments. A maximum of 10% of the Fund’s total assets is invested in quality money market instruments which ensure liquidity. Established in 2008, the Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust is managed by Union Homes Savings & Loans Plc which is a subsidiary of the Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. The Fund Managers spread the portfolio  mix across commercial and residential property investment and mortgage assets. Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Here’s how I’d invest £10k in bargain UK shares in an ISA right now

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Despite a number of bargain UK shares currently being available following the recent market crash, some investors may be feeling cautious about buying them.However, in many cases, their low valuations appear to factor in the risks they face. And, through purchasing dominant businesses in sectors with long-term growth potential, it is possible to generate high returns as the stock market recovers.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Therefore, now could be the right time to invest £10k, or any other amount, in a diverse selection of businesses in a tax-efficient account such as a Stocks and Shares ISA.Bargain UK sharesWhile many UK shares currently trade at low prices compared to their historic averages, in some cases they may be merited. Some sectors face hugely challenging outlooks, with there being the potential for a permanent change in consumer behaviour that makes the business models of their incumbents obsolete.However, in other cases, stock prices represent exceptionally good value for money. Some businesses have solid balance sheets and the financial firepower to make the necessary adjustments to their business models in order to adapt to changing consumer trends. Therefore, they could deliver improving financial performance that makes their current share prices difficult to justify from a long-term investment perspective.Dominant businessesThe biggest bargains among UK shares may be found among dominant businesses within a specific sector. They may have a relatively large market share, as well as a significant economic moat. For example, they may benefit from a lower cost base, a unique product, or strong customer loyalty that can help them to survive in what could be a period of slower sales growth in the coming months.Furthermore, dominant businesses within a specific sector may be able to extend their strong positions over rivals in the long run. In doing so, they may become more profitable and be able to justify higher valuations. Therefore, as well as focusing on high-quality companies in sectors that have long-term growth prospects, buying the industry leaders may be a means of obtaining a more attractive risk/reward investing opportunity.DiversificationEven though many UK shares appear to offer long-term recovery potential, the unclear economic outlook means that holding a wide range of companies is more important than ever. A diversified portfolio offers less company-specific risk, as well as the opportunity to access high rates of growth in the coming years. This could lead to stronger, and more robust, portfolio growth.While undervalued shares may become even more attractively priced should there be a second market crash, investing today through a tax-efficient account such as a Stocks and Shares ISA appears to be a logical move. Investor sentiment towards the stock market is weak, which means that many strong, dominant businesses in attractive sectors offer good value for money. Buying them now, and holding them over the long run, could be a very profitable strategy. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more

The Way of Love: with Bishop Michael Curry New podcast…

first_imgThe Way of Love: with Bishop Michael Curry New podcast coming June 2019 “The way of Jesus is the Way of Love. And the Way of Love can change the world.” Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Jun 3, 2019 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Rector Collierville, TN Way of Love Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET “The way of Jesus is the Way of Love. And the Way of Love can change the world,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says in his new podcast, The Way of Love: with Bishop Michael Curry, which launches on Pentecost [June 9]. These weekly conversations, featuring Bishop Curry along with podcast hosts Kyle Oliver and Sandy Milien, explore living a life committed to living the way of God’s unconditional, unselfish, sacrificial and redemptive love.Each week in Season 1, Bishop Curry introduces one of the seven Way of Love, Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest. Listeners are invited into deeper engagement with each practice as Kyle and Sandy share their insights and offer questions for reflection or small group discussion.New episodes air Tuesdays through July 30.The Way of Love: with Bishop Michael Curry, is available on all podcast apps and Visit the Way of Love podcast webpage to subscribe to the podcast through Apple iTunes, Google Play or Spotify and to sign up for notifications of new seasons as well as additional featured content. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Back to Press Releases Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraskalast_img read more

House Studio Camp O / Maria Milans Studio

first_imgArchDaily Projects María Milans del Bosch Houses CopyHouses•Claryville, United States CopyAbout this officeMaria Milans StudioOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on March 11, 2020Cite: “House Studio Camp O / Maria Milans Studio” [Camp O, Casa y Estudio / Maria Milans Studio] 11 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Viroc, Advanced Radiant Design, Bieber Windows Photographs Engineering:LIA Engineering, LLC, Luke AmeyConsultor:Sustainability Consultant: I + I Studio, Ignacio Medina, Isabel SilvestreCollaborators:Jocelyn Froimovich Hes, RACity:ClaryvilleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Montse ZamoranoText description provided by the architects. The house-studio is located in the middle of the Catskills’ preserve at an elevation of 2,550 feet. Oak, birch and maple trees flank a small driveway that ends in a sloped clearing. Impact on the site is minimal as the building rises on the existing clearing.Save this picture!© Montse ZamoranoSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Montse ZamoranoThe building is a narrow and long volume (24 x 58 feet footprint) accommodating the site’s slope and location. The first section of the volume is 24 feet long and the roof pitches towards one side, the second volume is 34 feet long with the roof pitching towards the opposite side. To deal with the 10% North-South slope and the 20% East-West slope of the site, we built a concrete slab and a U-shaped retaining wall that opens up towards the opposite side of the driveway, facing the best views of Wildcat Mountain and the valley.Save this picture!© Montse ZamoranoSave this picture!DetailSave this picture!© Montse ZamoranoTo address drastic temperature swings, strong North-South winds, maximize interior comfort and minimize energy consumption we placed the openings on the East and West facades achieving cross ventilation, optimal exposure to sun radiation and protection from dominant winds.The insulation is outside the building envelope creating a continuous insulated volume, eliminating thermal bridges and allowing us to leave the structure exposed on the interior. The façade is a cedar rain screen treated with “Shou Sugi Ban”, a Japanese wood-charring technique that protects cedar from water, fire and insects and doesn’t require maintenance. The wood acquires an iridescent texture reflecting the light and colors through all seasons. Furthermore, the weathering of the façade tunes in with the surrounding landscape, constantly attuned with the woods.Save this picture!© Montse ZamoranoEntering through the front door, the interior mimics the approach to the site: a narrow and long space with indirect light coming from the staircase (driveway) and comprising four bedrooms and three bathrooms in two stories; then it opens to a double height space (the clearing) containing living, dining, open kitchen and a studio. Throughout the building we alternate spans of 4’ to locate doors and windows, and 8’ to frame the views.Save this picture!© Montse ZamoranoThree openings and two pitched roofs: The first large opening gives the master bedroom a bird’s eye view of the mountains. The other two large openings flank the double height space showing the mountains on the West and the treetops on the East. The experience of this space changes through the day and the four seasons, receiving natural light from different sides from sunrise to sunset and witnessing the radical change of the surrounding landscape. The material experience of the house-studio varies with the changes in light, leafiness and forest’s colors.Save this picture!© Montse ZamoranoThe building becomes a resonance box that intensifies the experience of the outdoors indoors: Its insertion into the site, its volumetry and its materiality express the site’s calling into matter.Save this picture!© Montse ZamoranoProject gallerySee allShow lessBiomimicry Institute Launches New Online Course for DesignersArchitecture NewsPasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour – “Wallace Neff, Master Architect”Event Share Lead Architect: Area:  205 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Montse Zamorano Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  “COPY” “COPY” House Studio Camp O / Maria Milans StudioSave this projectSaveHouse Studio Camp O / Maria Milans Studio Architects: Maria Milans Studio Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard United States 2017 House Studio Camp O / Maria Milans Studio Save this picture!© Montse Zamorano+ 23Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Charities Buying Group launches to save charities money

first_img Howard Lake | 11 May 2002 | News The Charities Buying Group (CBG) says its members can make savings of up to 30% on stationery, printing and reprographics, electricity supply and telephone calls and other services. Tagged with: Finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Charities Buying Group is a new non-profit initiative designed to help charities reduce overheads and lower costs. The Charities Buying Group has been set up by disability charity Leonard Cheshire. Its free services are available to charitable and not-for-profit organisations irrespective of size.Michael J. Hodgetts, Director of Purchasing Services at Leonard Cheshire, said: “already our member charities, ranging from single location charities through to organisations such as The World Wildlife Fund and The Royal British Legion have saved thousands of pounds.” Advertisementcenter_img  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Charities Buying Group launches to save charities moneylast_img read more

Rebecca Ferguson serenades guests at Grand Prix Ball in support of children with cancer

first_imgCharity auction raises £30,000 for CLIC Sargent.X Factor finalist Rebecca Ferguson performed at the prestigious Grand Prix Ball, on Thursday 7 July, which raised an impressive £30,000 for the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, CLIC Sargent.Kicking off British Grand Prix week in style, the stunning black tie event took place at the Hurlingham Club and was hosted by BBC Formula 1 pundit Eddie Jordan. Guests including Simon Webbe, Robert Powell, Caprice, Kate Walsh, Elen Rives, Brendan Cole, Ken Leung and Lizzie Cundy were greeted by a display of Formula 1 cars through the ages, including a 2011 Force India, and the 1986 Williams driven by Damon Hill.After a champagne reception on the banks of the river Thames, followed by a lavish three-course meal, diners were entertained by electric violin duo FUSE, who performed with Swarovski-encrusted violins.Later in the evening guests were serenaded by X Factor runner up Rebecca, who spoiled guests with her renditions of Amazing Grace and Like a Star. Eddie Jordan, who is a Patron of CLIC Sargent, returned to the stage with his band ‘The Robbers’.A large-scale painting of Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton, which sold for £4,500, was one of a number of prizes up for grabs during the charity auction which generated lots of support for CLIC Sargent’s vital work across the UK. The large scale, heavily textured explosive oil painting of Hamilton was created by Warwickshire artist Paul Oz, whose prints adorn the walls of well known personalities including Sir Alex Ferguson and businessman Theo Paphitis.Sophie Eaton, Major Events Manager at CLIC Sargent, said: “The auction was such a success, we’re delighted! On behalf of everybody at CLIC Sargent I’d like to thank everyone involved. The money raised will make a huge difference to our work, supporting children and young people with cancer.”Jonny Dodge, chief executive GP Management Worldwide said: “We’re absolutely delighted that the 2011 Grand Prix Ball in support of CLIC Sargent was a stunning success. Thank you to Rebecca Ferguson for performing and everyone who donated and bought lots to support such a worthwhile cause. I’d also like to thank all the guests for making it such a magnificent evening.”The Grand Prix Ball made its debut in London last year, marking the beginning of the partnership with CLIC Sargent. The charity supports families from the point of diagnosis, helping them to cope with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement. Howard Lake | 12 July 2011 | News Rebecca Ferguson serenades guests at Grand Prix Ball in support of children with cancer  20 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Canada Toughens NAFTA Stance

first_img Facebook Twitter Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a move out of President Trump’s playbook over the weekend, offering his own threats to walk away from the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trudeau says there are several reasons Canada could choose not to accept the renegotiated agreement. Speaking at a town hall event, Bloomberg reports that Trudeau said, “Canada is willing to walk away from NAFTA if the United States proposes a bad deal…We won’t be pushed around.” However, he says he believes NAFTA is beneficial for all its member countries.While Trudeau didn’t go into specifics of the “several reasons” that could cause Canada to walk away, officials from Canada have routinely said that a change in the nations dairy policy is a non-starter. U.S. dairy farmers want Canada to change its dairy supply-management system that they say is propping up the Canada dairy industry at the expense of U.S. dairies. But, with more market access granted under the new Trans-Pacific Partnership, that does not include the U.S., Canada dairy groups say they’ve “had enough” and won’t give up further ground in NAFTA.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Feb 5, 2018 Canada Toughens NAFTA Stance SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Canada Toughens NAFTA Stance Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for February 6, 2018Next articleFarmers National Company Reports Increase in Land Listings, Price NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Spate of sanctions against business media

first_img Organisation March 12, 2021 Find out more News to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Reporters Without Borders condemns a recent wave of sanctions against business media and journalists in connection with their coverage of the private sector. In the past few days, the magazine Business Watch was suspended for a month and journalist Bao Yueyang was fired as the editor of a business newspaper.“The free flow of business and financial information is still not a reality in China,” Reporters Without Borders said. “There is an urgent need for the Propaganda Department, local authorities and both state and private-sector companies to stop obstructing investigative reporting by the business media. We call for the sanctions against Business Watch and Bao Yueyang to be rescinded.”On the eve of a new round in the Human Rights Dialogue between China and the United States, Reporters Without Borders urges US secretary of state Hillary Clinton to raise these press freedom issues in frank manner with China’s diplomats.Business Watch was suspended for a month at the start of May in connection with an investigative report in the March issue about the state power company Grid Corp. The authorities did not appreciate the fact that the reporter had used internal company documents. The magazine, which is based in Xiamen, was suspended for two months a few years ago for an article about the mayor of Tianjin.Bao Yueyang was moved from his job as editor of China Economic Times to another post within the Development Publishing Company as a result of his coverage of allegations about contaminated vaccines in Shanxi province which had been a big story in the Chinese press since March until the authorities restricted reporting on Chinese websites and ordered the traditional media to just use the official news agency Xinhua’s dispatches.Bao, who has refused to comment on his dismissal, had a reputation for encouraging his reporters to investigate sensitive issues.The China Media Project recently reported that the authorities ordered the leading daily Nanfang Dushi Bao’s website to remove an editorial expressing reservations about philanthropic practices by Chinese companies. Zhang Hong was fired as deputy editor of the Economic Observer newspaper in March for helping to draft a joint editorial published by several newspapers about the need to reform the internal passport system known as the “hukou.”Around 10 foreign and Hong Kong journalists have meanwhile been briefly arrested in the past few weeks. At least three Japanese journalists and several South Korean journalists were arrested at Dalian and Tianjin during North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s visit to China. Then four Hong Kong journalists who were in Sichuan province to cover a corruption story linked to the 2008 earthquake were prevented from working by local officials, who escorted them to a police station. May 12, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Spate of sanctions against business media News ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Chinacenter_img News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Newslast_img read more

RSF deplores new deterioration in press freedom

first_img Receive email alerts Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders (RSF) today deplored the “intolerable” state of press freedom in Russia and called on President Vladimir Putin to take steps to correct the situation, which it said was “a grave threat to the future of Russian democracy.” “The government keeps giving assurances about media freedom,” RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to Putin, “but more and more journalists are being attacked and killed and the legal harassment of some media is forcing the entire press to censor itself.” RSF learns that on 30 March a legal investigation was begun of Igor Zotov, editor-in-chief of the daily paper Nezavisimaya Gazeta, owned by businessman Boris Berezovsky, for libelling a Moscow judge. The paper’s staff say the move is legal harassment similar to last year’s campaign against Yevgeny Kiselev, head of the TV6 television station, which was the centrepiece of Berezovsky’s media empire before its broadcasting licence was reassigned to a group of journalists who had allied themselves with pro-government figures. Alexei Simonov, president of the Glasnost Defense Foundation, which promotes press freedom in Russia, said the action against Nezavisimaya Gazeta showed the authorities were “continuing their purge of the media” and wanted to “remind all journalists to think very carefully before they wrote or said anything.” In February, the newspaper Novaya Gazeta was ordered to pay 30 million rubles (_1.1 million) in libel damages after an article accused a local official of corruption. Last year’s upsurge in killings of journalists and attacks on them has continued. On 31 March, Valery Batuyev, a reporter on the weekly Moskovsky Novosti, who specialises in Chechnya, was murdered at his home in Moscow. A suspect has been arrested and the crime is not thought to be linked with his journalism. Natalia Skryl, an economic reporter on the newspaper Nashe Vremia, in Rostov-on-Don (southwestern Russia), was killed on 8 March near her home in Taganrog. Vera Yuzhanskaya, the paper’s editor, said the murder was connected with her investigations into the activities of large firms in the region. On 11 March, someone tried to kill Sergei Solovkin, a correspondent for the Sochi fortnightly Novaya Gazeta, and his wife. He had recently written articles on corruption in the Krasnodar region. RSF notes that journalist Grigory Pasko, who worked for the naval daily Boyvaya Vakhta, is in prison after receiving a new jail sentence last December from the Vladivostok military court. He was jailed on 20 November 1997 and held for nearly a year and eight months for having “gathered state secrets with intent to pass them on to foreign organisations.” At the time he was a correspondent aboard the Russian tanker TNT 27 and had filmed the dumping of liquid radioactive waste in the Sea of Japan. The footage was shown on the Japanese TV station NHK, without Pasko’s consent, and caused outrage in Japan. Pasko had also written about pollution caused by the virtual abandonment of Russian military nuclear submarines and the involvement of the FSB (the Russian security service) in deals concerning nuclear waste. News More and more journalists are being attacked and killed and the legal harassment of some media is forcing the entire press to censor itself. This situation is a grave threat to the future of Russian democracy. RSF_en BelarusEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Organisation May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” May 27, 2021 Find out more to go further News June 2, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RSF deplores new deterioration in press freedom Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF sayslast_img read more