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first_img Share Credit Suisse cuts bonuses and dividend Thursday 10 February 2011 9:01 pm CREDIT Suisse has cut back on bonuses dramatically, announcing at its full-year results yesterday that 2010 bonus payouts were down 25 per cent per employee compared to last year.The bank also downgraded its all-important return on equity forecast – a key prediction of mid-term profitability – from 18 per cent to 15 per cent, citing strict Swiss capital requirements as a drag on earnings.The bank’s overall compensation costs fell nine per cent per person, however, ahead of a six per cent fall in revenues to SwFr31.4bn (£20.1bn). Chief executive Brady Dougan said that lower bonuses had been partly offset by bigger base salaries, while there was a five per cent increase in global headcount to 50,100.Unlike many global investment banks, Credit Suisse does not link bonuses purely to revenues but uses a range of other metrics to generate bonus payments. Overall, the bank’s results disappointed, with pre-tax profit down 21 per cent on 2009 to SwFr6.8bn.Chief executive Brady Dougan said of banks: “The industry is facing a new environment with more capital requirements and new business conditions.”The bank’s profitability was hit by stringent Swiss capital requirements that go beyond the Basel III regulations. It announced a core tier one capital ratio of 17.2 per cent, up from 16.3 per cent last year. Credit Suisse also cut its full-year dividend by more than expected. It will fall to SwFr1.30 a share for 2010 from SwFr2.00 the prior year.Like many of its rivals, its investment banking division was also hit hard by slow trading due to market uncertainty in the second half of last year. Despite gaining market share, pre-tax profits at the investment banking arm plunged 48 per cent to SwFr3.5bn. The bank said it was hit hard by the strong Swiss franc, with many of its revenues in dollars and costs in francs.Despite the drag from Swiss regulations, however, Dougan said that the rules had at least given them the ability to plan, saying: “We have emerged from the regulatory uncertainty that the rest of the industry is still experiencing.” Tags: NULL whatsappcenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content last_img read more

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first_imgSovereign Trust Insurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSovereign Trust Insurance Plc is an insurance and risk management services company in Nigeria licensed to cover all cases of life and non-life insurance. Products cover the spectrum of travel, quote and buy, family wellbeing, vehicle, 3 rd party motor and marine insurance. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc was established following the restructuring and recapitalisation of the then Grand Union Assurances Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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They can be priced quite low for a reason. Despite the risk, however, I believe some penny stocks could be good additions to my portfolio.Penny stocks I like, #1My first pick is Costain Group (LSE:COST). Costain Group is British technology based construction and engineering firm. The Covid-19 pandemic wasn’t kind to Costain. It reported a loss of £78m for 2020. As economies reopen, analysts are predicting earnings growth of over 20% in 2022. This should propel Costain back into the black.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…Reviewing past financials, Costain has been a profitable business and I expect it to be profitable once more in the future. Past financials aren’t always a surefire indicator of future performance but I use them as a gauge of a firm’s capabilities.I believe infrastructure spending will experience a boom in the coming years. Costain Group is one of a number of penny stocks that could benefit from this. At 57p per share, it is priced considerably below its pre-crash levels of 194p per share. It also sports a 5.5% dividend yield of 2021, which is enticing.Investing in penny stocks comes with risks and Costain is no different. Its primary risk is the pandemic and virus causing further restrictions. If this occurs, growth predictions will turn into further loss reporting. Right now, I think Costain is a cheap stock to buy and I would be happy to invest a small sum of money for the long term and add Costain to my portfolio.Penny stocks I like, #2My second penny stock pick is Airtel Africa (LSE:AAF). It is a provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries in Africa, primarily in East, Central, and West Africa. Infrastructure spending in emerging markets such as Africa is expected to continue for many years to come.There is lots to like about Airtel Africa as a penny stock option for my portfolio. It is currently priced at 77p per share, which is 11% higher than its price of 69p back in 2019 when it first floated on the FTSE. I consider this cheap based on its performance to date and past financials.Last year saw Airtel Africa’s revenue increase by approximately 14% to $3,908m. Pre-tax profit increased by 17% to $697m. Growth is vital for penny stocks like this. I expect its growth journey to continue especially in an emerging market such as Africa. In comparison, established markets such as Europe have seen firms like BT and Vodafone struggling to boost profits.Based on current levels, Airtel Africa shares trade on 11 times forecast earnings. A 4.9% dividend yield further tempts me towards picking this penny stock as a serious option for my portfolio.As with Costain, there are risks involved in investing my money in Airtel Africa. Firstly, it is in a lot of debt. This usually raises a red flag with me. If interests rate rise, investment and earnings could be affected by spiralling interest payments. Next, it is not the only player in Africa. There is lots of competition out there, which could hinder its progress and market share. Overall, I would be willing to invest some of my money for the long term into Airtel Africa and keep an eye on developments. 2 penny stocks to buy today Jabran Khan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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first_img Test starter: Lions captain Sam Warburton will likely lead the out against Australia in Brisbane in 11 days timeBy Owain JonesFOUR GAMES, one proper contest, and the Lions bandwagon rolls on. Every player has now been cast into the fray, bar a hamstrung Rob Kearney and jet-lagged Simon Zebo, so it’s time to have a stab at picking Warren Gatland’s Test side for the first Test in Brisbane.We’re sure this will provoke debate, but what self-respecting Lions XV wouldn’t? Tell us what you think @Rugbyworldmag1. Mako Vunipola – Big brother of Big Billy, Mako has been one of the surprise packages of this tour. The young Saracen is a work in progress scrummaging-wise, but he delivered a tour de force against the Queenland Reds in the loose, offering himself as a receiver and tackling with ferocity. He’s earnt his opportunity2. Richard Hibbard – Admittedly he had a lineout wobble against the Combined Country XV, but Hibbard’s 17st 4lb frame may just edge him ahead of the more mobile Tom Youngs, who will figure as the game breaks up. His ability to hit ruck after ruck with venom, thunderbolt tackling and an ability to break the gainline in the tight channels will soften up the Wallabies early on3. Adam Jones – The old master is a shoo-in for the Test team. Jones’ technical ability means he is rarely bested by his opposite number and his work in the loose has improved over time – you often see him popping passes or making tackles. He’ll hate you for saying it, but he’s a thoroughly modern propMako force: Vunipola has had an excellent tour4. Richie Gray – Gray has had a tendency to drift in an out of games internationally, but on the Lions tour, he has matured. An asset in the loose, for such a tall man with an upright running stance, he rarely fails to cross the gainline in the tackle5. Paul O’Connell – Since returning from injury in March, O’Connell has played like a one-man crusade. The big Munsterman has the look of someone who wants to make a statement in his final tour. One of the group’s leaders, he makes the hard yards, drives the pack and provides much-needed composure at the set-piece6. Dan Lydiate – Tom Croft, Sean O’Brien. The toughest position of all to call but Gatland is looking for balance. For that reason, Lydiate fresh from two 80-minute performances, is selected. Unselfish and unafraid of the dirty work, Lydiate’s remit will be to cut the dangerous Wallaby attackers off at source7. Sam Warburton (c) – After seven weeks out, Warburton needs game time, which he should get against the Waratahs on Saturday. The qualities that define him as a player are his strength on the deck at the breakdown and prodigious workrate. As a captain, it’s his ability to lead by example and purportedly reason with the referee8. Jamie Heaslip – There were many who said Heaslip was a spent force during a chastening Six Nations but the County Kildare man has timed his run into form to perfection, helping Leinster to an Amlin Challenge Cup and a RaboDirect Pro12 final wins. He was at his buccaneering best against Western Force and edges out Toby Faletau by a cigarette paper LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Renaissance man: Jamie Heaslip has run into form9. Mike Phillips – Phillips was imperious against the Barbarians. A snarling ball of aggression who presented untold problems for the opposition around the fringes. He is also a proven Test Match Animal who relishes the biggest of occasions to showcase his unique skills10. Jonny Sexton – The Lions’ most important player. Sexton’s tight hamstring must be treated lovingly over the next week and a half, as he will dictate the tempo for the Lions in the Test series. Not lacking in self-confidence, with acute game management, Sexton is a perfect foil to mobilize the jumbo-sized backs outside him11. George North – Frighteningly, not long turned 21, North has shown he is a man to be feared on the flank, as well as No 13. His 70-metre break against the Reds was eye-catching, but what marks him out as one of the world’s best is his intelligent use of the ball. He rarely takes a wrong decision12. Jamie Roberts – Roberts is a trusted Gatland Lieutenant and his management of the Lions backline defence will be key to the outcome of the series. A brave and intelligent player, Roberts’ ability to pick a line and break the gainline in the tight channels will see him reprising the spirit of ’09 with BODPoints machine: Halfpenny looks certain to start13. Brian O’Driscoll – Any doubts about the battered O’Driscoll body withstanding a few more weeks punishment have been dispelled against Western Force and Combined Country XV. O’Driscoll has hared around the field with the zip of a man a decade younger, with a big smile on his face. Watertight in defence, he’s the wise old sage you need in a white-hot test14. Alex Cuthbert – Tommy Bowe was inked in but there are long odds for him to be fit for the first Test so the rangy Cuthbert gets the nod. There are few better finishers in the game – he has three tries in two starts – and he also has the knack of scoring at key times, as proved with tries in consecutive title deciders in the Six Nations15. Leigh Halfpenny – Mr Reliable. That Halfpenny will be rock solid under a high-ball, brave in the tackle and sure-footed on the gallop is now a given, such is the boy from Gorseinon’s consistency. Yet he is now among the finest place kickers in the world. There was almost an audible gasp when he missed a conversion against Combined Country XVBench: Ryan Grant, Tom Youngs, Dan Coles, Alun Wyn Jones, Sean O’Brien, Ben Youngs, Owen Farrell, Stuart Hoggcenter_img PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 05: Leigh Halfpenny of the Lions kicks a conversion during the tour match between the Western Force and the British & Irish Lions at Patersons Stadium on June 5, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) last_img read more

first_imgWednesday Jul 10, 2013 George Smith knocked out by Richard Hibbard on Wallaby return Wallaby legend George Smith has played his final game for his country, but it didn’t go entirely to plan as he was knocked out just minutes into the deciding Test against the Lions. He somehow returned to the field, but was less effective than planned. Smith, who turns 33 this coming Sunday, made his return to Wallaby colours after a four year absence, last having played Test rugby in 2009 against Wales. It was anything but a fairytale return however, with the Lions thumping the Wallabies 41-16 to take the series.With the Wallabies missing the services of key man David Pocock, Smith was a surprise selection, replacing up and coming flanker Michael Hooper.As with the first Test against the Lions, a knockout blow early on affected Robbie Deans’ plans. This time it was Smith who went off after an awful head clash with Hooker Richard Hibbard.“It obviously affected me. You saw me snake dancing off the field. I passed the (concussion) tests that were required within those five minutes and I got out there.“But the impact that I envisioned before the game, coming out to do it, didn’t eventuate. That’s my role to disrupt play within that breakdown area. I don’t think I did that well enough,” he said.Having played rugby in France and Japan, Smith has been with the Brumbies more recently, but his selection drew raised eyebrows. If he hadn’t been knocked out, you can be sure he’d have played a bigger role, but he says it was one of the most disappointing games he’s been a part of.“I’ve been disappointed with losses, there’s no doubt about that. But because it was such a big game and a big score as well, I’m disappointed.“I’ve had a great career. I’m very fortunate to have been considered for this series as well. I think it’s time for the young guys and the guys who have been working hard within Australian rugby to have a chance,” added Smith, who will now focus on Super Rugby with the Brumbies.Coach Robbie Deans, who was sacked earlier this week, heaped praise on Smith for a great career.“Obviously it’s not the way he would have liked to have finished, but it was tremendous that he could get a send-off in Australia. He’s a great player. He deserves the respect that he’s got.”Below is a quick look at the knockout blow, and Smith’s courageous return to the field. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error British & Irish Lions 2013 Related Articles 235 WEEKS AGO Warren Gatland confirms British & Irish Lions… 399 WEEKS AGO Brian O’Driscoll’s incredible skill at training… 413 WEEKS AGO Montage of Amazing Lions Test series in Australia,… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

first_img Houses Year:  Projects CopyHouses•Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Hiroshi Kuno + Associates Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Photographs 2009 ArchDaily Area:  60 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Kumagai House / Hiroshi Kuno + Associates Save this picture!+ 16 Share Kumagai House / Hiroshi Kuno + AssociatesSave this projectSaveKumagai House / Hiroshi Kuno + Associates CopyAbout this officeHiroshi Kuno + AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesJapanPublished on January 10, 2011Cite: “Kumagai House / Hiroshi Kuno + Associates” 10 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?熊谷别墅 / Hiroshi Kuno + Associates是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Japan Photographs:  Anna NagaiText description provided by the architects. In an Japanese ordinary residential district, we designed an architecture with a scale that is distinctively different from the conventional two-story houses in the surroundings. In a scale somewhere in between architecture and landscape, Kumagai House, advances the new form of house in conventional Japanese residential areas, creating a new environment and new living experience. Save this picture!Kumagai House is a small house, with a volume composed of a three story tower and single story space. The single story section is very low, buried 720mm into the surrounding land, providing a roof height of 1,870mm. The dining table sits at the same height as the garden; flowers bloom and children play outside at the same height of an adult’s line of sight. The low volume allows for less shadow, ensuring the entire site is very bright and filled with reflected light while providing a sense of spaciousness from all perspectives. Above this is a roof-top living space enclosed with trees in the surrounding garden. Featuring a height distinctively different from traditional balcony of traditional houses or ordinary roof of collective housings, the rooftop raises a person just above street level, offering a comfortable living space for residents. This slightly alters the way the residents and the neighborhood interact with each other. Save this picture!© Anna NagaiThe tower volume, in a 3-m square in dimension, stands at 8m and creates a distinct living environment through its height. This allows someone inside the tower to see out to the distant mountains and wide sky. Throughout all distinctive areas of the site, the entire property is available for everyday life; created so as to naturally fuse boundaries between the site and the street. The low volume and the tall slim tower allow for winds to blow and ensures a broad visual field through the site for neighbors. Save this picture!In a scale between architecture and landscape, Kumagai House integrates the surrounding environment into life of the residents and creates a variety of living spaces throughout the site; a new style of daily life.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessWestside Bruennen / Studio LibeskindSelected ProjectsHouse On The Roof / FREAKS freearchitectsArticles Sharelast_img read more

first_img 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.  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity trustees can enter a competition to win one of three free tickets to NCVO’s Trustee Conference in London in November. To be in with a chance they need to record a short video in which they tell their story of what trusteeship means to them.The competition is designed to give a little publicity for the charity they represent, and encourage others to become trustees. There are around one million trustees of charities, so the competition is appropriately titled ‘One in a Million’.Each video should be shared online to spread the message far and wide using the hashtag #1milliontrustees.The NCVO Trustee Conference takes place at the beginning of Trustees Week, which runs from 10-16 November 2014. So you can also append the #trusteesweek hashtag too.Videos should be no more than three minutes long. You could use it to explain why you became a trustee, how you chose your charity, what you have learned about being a trustee, or what you think other people could gain from being a trustee.The closing date for submitting a video is 9am on Friday 12 September 2014.Full details including the rules are on the Trustees’ Week site, although in a graphic poster format rather than text. Tagged with: trustees Howard Lake | 12 August 2014 | News Video competition for trustees to win ticket to NCVO Trustee Conferencelast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a proposed rule to limit farm payments to non-farmers, consistent with requirements Congress mandated in the 2014 Farm Bill. The proposed rule limits farm payments to individuals who may be designated as farm managers but are not actively engaged in farm management. In the Farm Bill, Congress gave USDA the authority to address this loophole for joint ventures and general partnerships, while exempting family farm operations from being impacted by the new rule USDA ultimately implements. “We want to make sure that farm program payments are going to the farmers and farm families that they are intended to help. So we’ve taken the steps to do that, to the extent that the Farm Bill allows,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “The Farm Bill gave USDA the authority to limit farm program payments to individuals who are not actively engaged in the management of the farming operation on non-family farms. This helps close a loophole that has been taken advantage of by some larger joint ventures and general partnerships.”The current definition of “actively engaged” for managers, established in 1987, is broad, allowing individuals with little to no contributions to critical farm management decisions to receive safety-net payments if they are classified as farm managers, and for some operations there were an unlimited number of managers that could receive payments.The proposed rule seeks to close this loophole to the extent possible within the guidelines required by the 2014 Farm Bill. Under the proposed rule, non-family joint ventures and general partnerships must document that their managers are making significant contributions to the farming operation, defined as 500 hours of substantial management work per year, or 25 percent of the critical management time necessary for the success of the farming operation. Many operations will be limited to only one manager who can receive a safety-net payment. Operators that can demonstrate they are large and complex could be allowed payments for up to three managers only if they can show all three are actively and substantially engaged in farm operations. The changes specified in the rule would apply to payment eligibility for 2016 and subsequent crop years for Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Programs, loan deficiency payments and marketing loan gains realized via the Marketing Assistance Loan program.As mandated by Congress, family farms will not be impacted. There will also be no change to existing rules for contributions to land, capital, equipment, or labor. Only non-family farm general partnerships or joint ventures comprised of more than one member will be impacted by this proposed rule.Stakeholders interested in commenting on the proposed definition and changes are encouraged to provide written comments at by May 26, 2015. The proposed rule is available at’s proposal was made possible by the 2014 Farm Bill, which builds on historic economic gains in rural America over the past six years, while achieving meaningful reform and billions of dollars in savings for the taxpayer. Since enactment, USDA has made significant progress to implement each provision of this critical legislation, including providing disaster relief to farmers and ranchers; strengthening risk management tools; expanding access to rural credit; funding critical research; establishing innovative public-private conservation partnerships; developing new markets for rural-made products; and investing in infrastructure, housing and community facilities to help improve quality of life in rural America. For more information, visit To learn more about Farm Service Agency, visit Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Implements 2014 Farm Bill Provision to Limit Payments to Non-Farmers By Gary Truitt – Mar 24, 2015 USDA Implements 2014 Farm Bill Provision to Limit Payments to Non-Farmers SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous article“We Know Better” than the FDANext articleMidday Update Gary Truittlast_img read more

first_img Reporters Without Borders joins its partner organization, Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS), in condemning an attack on Sivagnanam Selvatheepan, a journalist who freelances for Tamil media, near the northern city of Jaffna on the night of 14 April. Another Tamil journalist attacked in tightly-guarded Jaffna A 29-year old freelance Tamil journalist has been attacked by unknown men wearing helmets in the tightly guarded Northern Jaffna peninsula last evening (April 14).According to media sources, freelance journalist Sivagnanam Selvatheepan who has been contributing to a couple of Tamil national media outlets in Colombo was on his way home when he was attacked with iron rods by two unknown men on a motorbike near Puraporukki in Vadamaradchchi on the Sinhala Tamil New Year day night. “The attackers have followed him for a couple of miles before stopping him. They questioned him and ensured his identity before launching this cowardly attack,” a fellow journalist in Jaffna told the JDS via phone.Badly injured Selvatheepan has been admitted to the Jaffna base hospital and a complaint has also been lodged with the Kopay police.It is notable here that Selvatheepan along with his mother has appeared before the government’s Lesson Leant Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) to give on the disappearance of his brother, who had gone missing in Batticaloa. According to reports, he has informed his friends about unknown people following his movements and issuing threats. Sri Lanka’s Tamil Journalists’ Association has vehemently condemned the attack on Selvatheepan and urged the state authorities to launch an impartial investigation into the attack and end the prevailing culture of impunity on the attacks on journalists and media workers.”The attack on Selvatheepan has taken place amid mounting intimidations and harassment on journalists in the country as a whole and Jaffna in particular. Concrete actions should be taken to end the culture of impunity and to ensure a fear-free atmosphere for journalists to work independently,” Sri Lanka’s Tamil Journalists’ Association has said. Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge RSF_en Help by sharing this information Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News News Organisation July 15, 2020 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img to go further News News April 18, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tamil journalist attacked January 13, 2021 Find out more Credit photo: Tamil Net Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial July 29, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Sri Lanka Sri LankaAsia – Pacific last_img read more

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