Jubilee Holdings Limited (JUB.ke) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgJubilee Holdings Limited (JUB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Jubilee Holdings Limited (JUB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jubilee Holdings Limited (JUB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jubilee Holdings Limited (JUB.ke)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileJubilee Holdings Limited is an investment holding company primarily operating in the insurance sector; with subsidiaries in Kenya, Burundi, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda and Pakistan. The company underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, health, property and liability. Jubilee Holdings offers general insurance products which cover engineering, fire, marine, motor, personal accident, theft, workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability. The company also issues a portfolio of investment contracts to provide asset management solutions for savings and retirement funds. Other interests include fund management, property development and management, and power generation which includes providing fiber optic broadband cable connectivity services. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Jubilee Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

DCB Commercial Bank Plc (DCB.tz) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgDCB Commercial Bank Plc (DCB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about DCB Commercial Bank Plc (DCB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the DCB Commercial Bank Plc (DCB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: DCB Commercial Bank Plc (DCB.tz)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileDCB Commercial Bank Plc, known as DCB Bank, is a private, publicly-traded microfinance bank which was established to serve the banking needs of the impoverished and unbanked in Tanzania. DCB Bank operates in the following segments; treasury operations, corporate/wholesale banking, retail banking and other banking operations. Financial solutions range from savings accounts and fixed and time deposits to personal, institutional, group and corporate lending. DCB offers a full range of services for commercial banking; ranging from overdrafts facilities, payroll processing, agency banking and internet and mobile banking to money market deposits, treasury bills, bonds buying, letters of credit and invoice discounting. The bank operates through 6 retail branches and approximately 400 business centres in the major towns and cities in Tanzania. DCB Commercial Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) Q12021 Interim Report

first_imgCIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu)  2021 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCIEL Limited is an investment company headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius. The company operates in the following segments: agriculture and property, financial services, hotels and resorts, textiles, and healthcare businesses. The activities of the company are spread out over five countries that include Mauritius, Madagascar, Asia, Maldives and South Africa, just to name a few. CIEL Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

3 reasons why buying high-dividend-yield stocks can help during a market crash

first_img3 reasons why buying high-dividend-yield stocks can help during a market crash Jonathan Smith | Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Jonathan Smith 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. After a record sell-off in trading on Monday for the FTSE 100, volatility is back after a couple of quieter days late last week. Given the larger sell-off we have seen from levels of 7,500 only a month ago, it is definitely worth thinking about how to position your stock portfolio in case the current correction becomes a crash.Do not take this as a doom and gloom article by any means. I think that the risk sentiment pervading global stock markets at the moment will blow over once the coronavirus starts to recede. But until that happens (it could take several months), or if I am wrong, here are a few reasons why buying high-yielding stocks can be a good idea.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…What are high-dividend-yield stocks?Most companies within the FTSE 100 or 250 index pay out a dividend to shareholders on at least an annual basis. The dividend may change year-on-year depending on company performance. When you buy a share and receive a dividend, you can work out the ‘yield’ that this gives you. For example, if you paid 100p for a share that pays a 1p dividend, your yield is 1%. Usually if a stock yields above the FTSE 100 average (currently around 4.5%) it is classified as high.Why buy high-dividend-yield stocks?The main characteristic of a market sell-off is that the share price of the index constituents falls heavily. This is usually down to broader investor risk sentiment, and so is not always tied to the strength of an individual firm. The recent sell-off has highlighted this.My first reason is that you may invest in a high-yield firm that is taking a hit via a lower share price. But this dividend should continue to be paid if the firm is still financially sound and not specifically impacted by the reason for the market sell-off. In this case, you will be receiving income via the dividend. This will reward you while you wait for the market to realise that the firm is ok.Secondly, as a longer-term investor, holding on to a stock during a market tumble may mean you are facing an as-yet-unrealised loss on the amount you invested. Yet if you are picking up income from a stock via the dividend, this can help to offset any loss on the money you invested. This can work particularly well should the market downturn last for a long time. Remember, if you sell up now, that paper loss becomes a real one.And thirdly, on a historic basis, the businesses that tend to pay higher dividends are more mature firms that have been around for a long time and are seen as safer investments overall. Examples of this are British American Tobacco and GlaxoSmithKline. Such companies are unlikely to generate large returns for investors from a rocketing share price, so need to reward those buying the share by paying a high dividend. I appreciate that a high dividend does not always translate to a high dividend yield, percentage-wise. But there are plenty of solid shares out there that do. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. Jonathan Smith and The Motley Fool UK have no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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. 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EPFL QUARTIER NORD SwissTech Convention Center Retail and Stud…

first_img “COPY” Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/519434/epfl-quartier-nord-swisstech-convention-center-retail-and-student-housing-richter-dahl-rocha-and-associes Clipboard Year:  “COPY” EPFL QUARTIER NORD SwissTech Convention Center Retail and Student Housing / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/519434/epfl-quartier-nord-swisstech-convention-center-retail-and-student-housing-richter-dahl-rocha-and-associes Clipboard EPFL QUARTIER NORD SwissTech Convention Center Retail and Student Housing / Richter Dahl Rocha & AssociésSave this projectSaveEPFL QUARTIER NORD SwissTech Convention Center Retail and Student Housing / Richter Dahl Rocha & AssociésSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGHousing, Public Architecture•Ecublens, Switzerlandcenter_img Projects Architects: Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés Area Area of this architecture project Switzerland Housing CopyScenography:Scéno Plus (Montréal), SonicDesign Distribution SàrlLandscape:L’Atelier du Paysage Jean-Yves Le Baron SàrlClient:Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund Hospitality, Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund Living Plus, EPFLContractor:HRS Real Estate SAStructural Engineering:INGENI SA + Daniel Willi SAGeotechnical Engineer:Karakas & Français SAHvac Engineer:RG Riedweg et Gendre SASanitary Engineer:Duchein SAElectrical Engineer:Betelec SASafety Specialist:Hautle Anderegg + Partner SAFacades Specialist:BCS SAAcoustical Specialist:AAB – Stryjenski & H. Monti SAInterior Design:RDR Design SAArtists:Catherine Bolle, Daniel SchlaepferCity:EcublensCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. On the eastern edge of the site, student housing and commercial and service areas provide a clear border on the public plaza. Extending to the south to include the Metro station, shops and restaurants are sheltered by a covered gallery with the hotel and student lodgings above. The large scale of the building is mediated through a series of articulations and variations in height of the different volumes that make up the complex. Only the central bodies of the building are carried up to level eight at the top. The outer facades clad in serigraphed glass and aluminium louvers maintain a clear dialogue with the convention center, the coloured window jambs anticipate the exuberance of the inner courtyard. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGCommercial and service areas open directly onto the public plaza on level two. A 70-room hotel surrounds the south courtyard, and shared student apartments are reached through access galleries around the north courtyard on level four. On level six are shared apartments around the north courtyard, and studio apartments in the southeast wing of the building. Only three wings of student apartments are carried up to level eight.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe shared apartments are arranged around the access galleries. Semi-private living spaces in turn lead to the individual bedrooms, each with it’s own private bathroom. All the bedrooms are located on the outer perimeter, with the living spaces opening directly onto the access galleries surrounding the courtyard. This interior courtyard elevation is entirely clad in individually hand painted, fibre-cement panels transformed by artist Catherine Bolle into : « Le Chromoscope ». Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGStudio apartments are arranged on both sides of the long interior north-south corridor running through the main wing of the building. To encourage social interaction among students, a variety of common spaces have been laid out at various points along this main internal thoroughfare. Double- or single-height spaces are closed off with brilliantly coloured glass panels, continuing the polychromatic theme of Catherine Bolle’s Le Chromoscope surounding the courtyards in the access galleries.Save this picture!AxonometricProject gallerySee allShow lessA108 House / OOKO industriarquitecturaSelected ProjectsTierras Blancas House / Alberto Browne + Hernán FontaineSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Rue Louis Favre, 1024 Ecublens, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 51 Share Area:  14165 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeRichter Dahl Rocha & AssociésOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingPublic ArchitectureHousingInstitutional ArchitecturePublic FacilitiesEcublensSwitzerlandPublished on June 26, 2014Cite: “EPFL QUARTIER NORD SwissTech Convention Center Retail and Student Housing / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés” 26 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Great North Snowdogs take over North East in sculpture trail

first_img Tagged with: Events North East The North East of England will be overrun with Snow Dogs this autumn, as streets, parks and open spaces across Sunderland, Gateshead and Tyneside, become home to 60 giant Snowdog sculptures and over 100 little Snowdogs. The trail will take place over 10 weeks, from September to November. The Snowdogs are inspired by the Raymond Briggs stories The Snowman and The Snowdog, The large sculptures are 1.5m high, and will be individually decorated by professional artists including graffiti artist Temper aka Arron Bird, Jeff Rowland, and Joanne Wishart,The Great North Snowdogs trail will open on 19th September and a trail map, dedicated app and website will lead visitors from popular tourist destinations to lesser known areas of the region, along the route covered by the Metro system and other public transport. A separate trail of little Snowdogs, created by local school children and community groups, will also be exhibited.Once the trail draws to a close on 29th November, the sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice, which has partnered with Wild in Art to create the trail. Fenwick, Metro operator Nexus, Barbour, Virgin Money, Sunderland AFC, DFDS, KPMG and Barclays are among the event sponsors.Anita Ball, director of income generation and marketing, at St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice, said:“The Snowdogs event will showcase the rich cultural offer and wealth of artistic talent in the area and will ultimately raise money for children with life limiting conditions here in the North East.”  121 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Great North Snowdogs take over North East in sculpture trail  122 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Melanie May | 7 July 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 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.last_img read more

Activists in Spain accused of ‘terrorism’ say: ‘Solidarity is legitimate’

first_imgThe following article was published in izquierdadiario.es. Translation by WW Managing Editor John Catalinotto.Feb. 5 — Today members of the Red Network, Ángeles Maestro, María Barriuso and Beatriz Torre, testified before the Spanish Audiencia Nacional [special court] after being accused of “financing terrorism” when they showed solidarity with the cause of the Palestinian people in 2014 and 2015. Maestro said that “solidarity is legitimate and only by exercising it can we keep it legitimate.”After appearing around 11 a.m. before Justice Manuel García Castellón of the Audiencia Nacional, the three accused activists made a statement to the press.Maestro, the current leader of Red Network, a former IU (United Left) deputy in the National Congress elected in 1989 (and re-elected in 1993 and 1996), was greeted with applause by her comrades, as well as by the IU City Council member in Madrid, Carlos Sanchez Mato. Maestro said she has a “clear conscience” and is confident that in the end the charges against her and the two other Red Network activists will be dropped.Maestro, Barriuso and Torre were accused of the alleged crime of “financing terrorism.” In mid-2014 and late 2015 they promoted the collection of economic solidarity aid to send to the Palestinian people, following the deaths, injuries and damages caused by Israel’s military offensive against the Gaza Strip known as “Operation Protective Edge.”The complaint was filed by the pro-Israel association, Law Force Project Spain, and the Jewish Cultural Association of Ibiza, which has since withdrawn from the proceedings. A U.S. lawyer is pursuing the accusation.In 2014, the Red Network raised a total of 5,300 euros in a campaign on its website. It handed this sum to Palestinian activist Leila Khaled, who was in Spain at the invitation of a Barcelona City Council-sponsored literary fair. One year later, after another Israeli incursion into Gaza, the Red Network collected 3,085 euros in the same way and gave this to representatives of the Palestinian National Authority in Spain.The basis for the accusation is Khaled’s membership in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, an organization included in the European Union’s list of terrorist groups.Maestro declared before the judge of the Audiencia Nacional that she had no knowledge that the Palestinian activist was part of the PFLP or that this organization was listed as a “terrorist group” when she promoted the collection of funds for the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.“The indictment focused on who we gave the money to, but Palestine is not an easy place to send money by bank transfer. In 2014 Leila Khaled, the most important living symbol or icon of the Palestinian people, was here and we gave it to her,” Maestro explained to the media.“I was not aware that she was a leader of the PFLP because that is not what she is famous for,” said Maestro. “She symbolizes in herself the struggle of the Palestinian people, beyond whether she is part of an organization or not. And I absolutely did not know that the Popular Front was on a European list of terrorist organizations since 2002 because [PFLP] representatives move freely.”Maestro’s defense has offered the judge valid proof that the final destination of those funds was health institutions, although she trusts that this will be filed in an official manner. Her defense will urge dismissal of all charges. “It’s all a little unusual, to be honest. Who is the terrorist, the one who invades a country or the one who tries to resist?” said Maestro, the former deputy.For Nines, as she is popularly known, “solidarity is legitimate” and “to legitimize solidarity means to do it, to exercise it, not to have it hung like a plaque on a wall.”Ángeles Maestro has contributed articles to Workers World, the latest one on Jan. 3. (tinyurl.com/yyzevt9r)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Perdue Pledges Watchful Eye on China as ‘Phase One’ Unfolds

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleCeres Solutions Announces 2020 Scholarship ApplicationsNext articleTrump to Farmers: Your ‘Best Days’ Are Ahead Agri-Pulse By Agri-Pulse – Jan 20, 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News Perdue Pledges Watchful Eye on China as ‘Phase One’ Unfolds By Spencer ChaseAgri-PulseAgriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue promised farmers on Monday that his department will play a key role in enforcing China’s pledges to purchase $80 billion in U.S. agricultural commodities over the next two years.Speaking at the annual gathering of the American Farm Bureau Federation in Austin, Texas, Perdue said USDA data will be fed to the office of the U.S. Trade Representative for analysis and enforcement.“There were a lot of naysayers about” about the Chinese commitments, Perdue AFBF members. “Some still are, they say ‘where’s the proof?’ We’re going to see the proof.”While the specific quantities of U.S. ag goods China agreed to purchase as part of the deal were not made public, Perdue said USDA and USTR have enough authority under the “phase one” agreement to uphold the expected $40 billion in ag purchases for the next two years.“The enforceability provisions are fairly unique,” Perdue told reporters after his remarks on Monday. “It’s unilateral in the ability to reinstall punitive tariffs without retaliatory ability on China’s part. They would have to withdraw from the whole agreement, and then it would be a whole new ballgame.”Perdue expects “phase two” negotiations to begin quickly and said they could even conclude before the two-year ag purchase commitment in “phase one” concludes.“I think it will begin fairly soon,” he said. “These trade agreements take a while. There are a lot of sticky issues over the reforms that have to be done structurally in China in order to have a true mutually-agreeable trade relationship.”Perdue’s comments come one day after President Donald Trump addressed the same crowd and thanked them for staying “in the fight” and maintaining support for the administration’s negotiating strategy even as Chinese retaliatory tariffs hammered American ag exports.Trump also used his speech to confirm that the third tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program payments would be released.As for the exact timing, Perdue said the payments were “imminent, but you can define that any way you want to in Washington D.C.“We hope sooner rather than later, but we don’t have a date of release,” Perdue added, something that will have to come from the White House Office of Management and Budget.The finalization of the 2019 MFP payments now means attention can fully shift to whether or not the Trump administration plans to offer another program in 2020. Perdue has been consistent in telling producers not to plan for another iteration of the program, but he also said the Trump administration hopes normalized trade with China develops soon enough that another round of MFP “will not be needed.“It may be the summer or the fall when we really see the full benefit of that $40-50 billion,” Perdue said. “I would tell you not from my perspective, but I can tell you the president has demonstrated his ability to do what it takes to preserve the ag sector in this country.” SHARE Facebook Twitter Perdue Pledges Watchful Eye on China as ‘Phase One’ Unfoldslast_img read more

HAT Market Analysis for 4/8/21 with Mike Silver, Kokomo Grain

first_imgAudio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Mike-Silver-Markets-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Corn and wheat futures took off Thursday and finally pulled soybeans along for the ride. Mike Silver at Kokomo Grain explains that wheat was the leader. Click to listen. By Andy Eubank – Apr 8, 2021 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter HAT Market Analysis for 4/8/21 with Mike Silver, Kokomo Grain Home Indiana Agriculture News HAT Market Analysis for 4/8/21 with Mike Silver, Kokomo Grain SHARE SHARE Previous articleNPPC Applauds the Philippines’ Decision to Import More PorkNext articleEthanol Production Hits Highest Point Since December Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Defence strategy review sees press as threat to national security

first_img May 26, 2021 Find out more Romania: In an open letter, RSF and ActiveWatch denounce judicial pressures on investigative journalists following a complaint from a Bucharest district mayor Organisation December 2, 2020 Find out more News RomaniaEurope – Central Asia Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union News ActiveWatch – Media Monitoring AgencyCenter for Independent JournalismThe Association for Protecting and Promoting Freedom of Expression APPLELocal Editors and Owners AssociationConvention of the Media Organizations Romanian Federation of Journalists – MediaSindRomanian Media Owners – RomediaCenter for Legal ResourcesSociety for Justice – SoJustAPADOR-CHProtecting Human Rights League – ClujAltPhelProfessional Journalists UnionHungarian Journalists in Romania UnionDANK Media Cluj-NapocaAssociation of Journalists in SalajRomanian Academic SocietyLeague of Journalists in SibiuThe Civic Movement of Spiritual MilitiaReporters Without Borders We, the undersigned media organizations reject and condemn the conclusions presented in the National Defense Strategy, according to which the media represent “a vulnerability to our national security”. The Strategy was initiated by the Romanian Presidency, adopted by the Superior Defense Council (CSAT) and sent to the Senate on June 23rd, 2010. According to the National Defense Strategy, “the tactic of media-engineered smear campaigns aiming to denigrate the actions of government institutions by disseminating false information, the pressure exerted by media trusts vis-à-vis political decision making process with the purpose of obtaining economic and relational benefits from the government institutions” represents a vulnerability for the Romanian state.We would like to remind the President as well as the Superior Defense Council (CSAT) that in democratic societies the role of the media is to inform the public regarding all public matters. When journalists inform the public, there is a risk that government institutions may be criticized. The risk of journalists misinforming the public and “disseminating false information” is a risk assumed by any democracy in defense of the right to free speech. It is the media’s responsibility to disseminate information and it is the public’s right to receive and evaluate the information. Politicians and government workers have the right to counteract any erroneous information disseminated by the media. The CSAT-produced document does not contain or make reference to any proof regarding “media-engineered smear campaigns”. The same is valid for the statement regarding the “pressures exerted by media trust companies on the political decision making process, with the purpose of obtaining economic and relational benefits from the government”. These statements by the National Defense Strategy are abusive and generalizing and have no base in reality, and thus represent a libel to the entire Romanian media. The official document contains superficial terms and accusations against the media as a whole, and represents a grave threat to the right of freedom of speech, as it can serve as a future basis for legislative initiatives meant to preempt any criticism of the government. This is why we condemn the statements made in the CSAT Strategy and appeal the Romanian Parliament to make the necessary amendments to this document by eliminating any reference to the issue of vulnerability as created by media criticism. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Romania June 29, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Defence strategy review sees press as threat to national security to go further RomaniaEurope – Central Asia RSF_en News News Receive email alerts Appeal of ActiveWatch and the other NGOsJune 23, 2010 National Defense Strategy is a risk to the Romanian democracy Reporters Without Borders joins its partner organisation ActiveWatch-MMA and 18 other Romanian NGOs in condemning a national defence strategy review commissioned by the president that identifies the media as “a vulnerability” for “national security.” (Read the joint release issued by the NGOs bellow)Approved by the Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) and submitted to parliament, the review the document identifies as one of Romania’s vulnerabilities the orchestrated media campaigns, aimed at slandering the state institutions by disseminating false information about their activity.” It also accuses the media of posing a threat by trying to influence “the political decision-making process with the aim of securing economic advantages.”“We are outraged by the findings of this CSAT-approved study document,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is astounding that the government of country that is a European Union member can regard the media as a threat to national security. We thought this kind of language was nowadays used only by dictatorial regimes that exploit national security concerns to legalise censorship and justify jailing lots of journalists. The international importance of such views in a strategy report should not be minimised.“The claims made about the media’s impact on defence strategy are completely unwarranted. If the press get their facts wrong, European governments have many options at their disposal for ensuring that the facts are corrected and they rarely fail to take advantage of them. “We support the appeal by ActiveWatch and the other NGOs to parliament for the report to be quickly amended in order to eliminate any reference to the media as a ‘vulnerability.’ We also urge senators to take the utmost care with this report, on which they are now supposed to take a position.” RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive November 23, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more