Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgWema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileWema Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, savings account, loans and overdrafts to revolving credit, warehouse financing, letters of credit and invoice discounting/receivable refinancing. Trade services include bills for collection, shipping documents handling, trade finance, invisible trade, offshore guarantees and advisory services. Other products and services support small and medium-sized enterprises, foreign exchange, cash management, retail management and integrated revenue services. Founded in 1945, Wema Bank Plc now as an extensive network of some 125 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Wema Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Will the Unilever share price keep falling?

first_imgWill the Unilever share price keep falling? There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Image source: Getty Images Roland Head | Monday, 8th February, 2021 | More on: ULVR Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown and Unilever. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Roland Headcenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Enter Your Email Address Consumer goods group Unilever (LSE: ULVR) is near the top of broker Hargreaves Lansdown‘s ‘Top of the Stocks’ chart this week. It seems investors have been buying into the share price dip which followed last week’s annual results.I’ve just added Unilever back onto my buy list too. I reckon that owning shares in the producer of brands including Hellmann’s, Lipton, Domestos and Persil could boost my investment returns over the coming years.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…Why are Unilever shares falling?Unilever released its 2020 annual results last week. These figures showed sales fell by 2.4% to €50.7bn, with operating profit down 4.6% to €8.3bn. When profits fall faster than sales, it means profit margins have also fallen. That’s true here. Unilever’s operating margin fell from 16.8% to 16.4% last year.Unilever’s share price also fell after these results were announced. The stock is now down 15% over the last year. This slide may partly be because the market is used to reliable growth from Unilever.The pandemic also hit sales of more profitable products such as ice cream. Covid-19 also added costs to Unilever’s operations and supply chain.On balance, I think the firm’s 2020 results were fairly respectable. However, I think the detailed sales breakdown provided by Unilever does flag up a couple of potential concerns.What could go wrong?One worry for me is that the company was only able to increase average selling prices by 0.3% last year. That’s below inflation in most markets.This suggests to me Unilever’s brands may be having a tough time competing with cheaper own-brand products sold by supermarkets. This is probably the biggest risk I can see for the business. In my household we buy a mix of own-brand and branded products, but price is always a factor.A second more general concern for me is that brands and products can become dated. Unilever spent €6bn on acquisitions last year, up from €1bn in 2019. To some extent, I think that future success will rely on these deals providing attractive returns. That’s not guaranteed.Unilever shares: right price, right time?I can’t predict the future. But I think it’s a fairly safe bet that in 10-20 years’ time, millions of people will still be adding Unilever’s brands to their shopping baskets every week. I expect the group’s broad product portfolio and strong presence in growing markets such as China and India to support many more years of growth.It’s this kind of reliable long-term growth that’s helped Unilever to become the largest business in the FTSE 100, despite its reduced share price.Although 2020 was a difficult year, I still feel confident about the long-term outlook for this business. CEO Alan Jope is staying focused on his strategy of building brands that can deliver growth while staying true to the company’s philosophy of doing good.Unilever’s business is highly profitable and generates reliable cash flows. The shareholder dividend hasn’t been cut for more than 50 years. With Unilever’s share price now down to around 4,000p, the stock has a forecast yield of 3.7%. I’m considering buying the shares for my long-term portfolio. 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. Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today…last_img read more

The greatest full-backs of all time: George Nepia

first_imgNew Zealand full-back George Nepia, epitomised the courage and skill his national side displayed, as they won all 30 matches of a four month tour of Europe in 1924-25 Major Teams: Hawke’s Bay, East CoastCountry: New ZealandTest span: 1924-30Test caps: 9 (9 starts)Test points: 5 (1C, 1P)Twice weekly he displayed remarkable pluck, uniquely appearing in every match of the tour. It was a real tribute to his stamina, strength and unflappable temperament that he managed to evade injury and stay fresh while the All Blacks traced their unbeaten path. “He was between short and tall and his thighs were like tree trunks,” said Denzil Batchelor, sportswriter of the day, adding, “Behind the game he slunk from side to side like a black panther behind bars.” Full-backs of the Twenties were primarily expected to defend. Nepia was unflinching in the tackle, cleared his lines with long, spiralling touch kicks and possessed fly-paper hands that never dropped a high ball. His team-mates had absolute trust in him. The ‘Invincibles’ rarely used Nepia in attack, though his experiences as a five-eighth with the great Hawke’s Bay Ranfurly Shield holders of the 1920s equipped him with the pace and judgement to open up from defence when appropriate.The most relished – and which underlined his courage – was diving at the feet of onrushing forwards to gather the rolling ball, before backing into them at speed and ricocheting off upfield on a counter-attack. Nepia was pure box office in Britain in 1924-25, but as a Maori he was unable to visit South Africa with the 1928 All Blacks and his Test career petered out after helping New Zealand defeat the 1930 Lions. Hard times farming on New Zealand’s East Coast in the Depression years compelled him to come to Britain as a league convert soon after. But for the title of the world’s outstanding full-back between the wars he had no serious challenger. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img George Nepia of New Zealand TAGS: The Greatest Players last_img read more

A+ lunch box solutions for balanced back-to-school meals

first_img Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Heading back to school means a ramp up in routine for lots of families. One of the best ways to not only support their learning, but also show kids you care — even when you’re not there — is to pack a wholesome, balanced lunch.These tips and tricks will help any parent whip up something tasty in mere minutes so kids can stay fueled throughout the day. Plus, with a few touches of creativity, mom and dad can look forward to the return of empty lunch boxes because their kids won’t be able to resist gobbling up the goodies inside.School day smoothiesSmoothies are a great way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your child’s diet, plus it’s a special treat that will have them grinning ear to ear when they open their lunch box. The trick is to make smoothies ahead of time then freeze them in silicon or insulated containers. Add them to a lunchbox in the morning and by lunchtime it will thaw enough to enjoy. Bonus: it keep will other foods cool so there’s no need to add a freezer pack.DIY shape sandwichesSandwiches are an easy go-to that kids love, and with a few simple switches, you can create a more nutritious option that’s also fun to eat. Start by swapping traditional white bread for Nature’s Harvest bread. With 8 grams or more of whole grains per serving in every delicious variety, Nature’s Harvest bread packs a powerful punch in every bite. For example, use Honey Wheat or Butterwheat to create your child’s favorite sandwich. Then use a cookie cutter to create an unexpected shape. It’s a fun and delicious way to get whole grains in their diet and meet the 32-48 grams of whole grains recommended per day. Visit Entenmann’s YouTube page to check out these cute DIY’s.Fun fruit facesWant to get a chuckle out of your child on a tough Monday? Cheer them up during test day? Encourage them to eat more fresh foods? Fun fruit faces should do the trick. Grab any fruit with a thick impermeable skin such as bananas or oranges and then use a nontoxic marker to make a face. A few fun squiggles and you have a silly fruit friend that will make lunchtime special.Perfectly portable treatsIf your child is asking for a tasty treat, but you’re low on time and energy, give them something they’ll love without spending any time in the kitchen when you pack Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks. These delicious prepackaged, portable snacks include soft and moist flavors like Chocolate Chip and Blueberry Muffins. Made with real ingredients, these A+ lunchbox solutions for balanced back-to-school meals will leave kids smiling at lunch or after school.Dipping sticksKids love to dip food for a hands-on eating experience. Start by adding a small container of low-fat dressing or yogurt. Then, cut up fruit, veggies, cheese and meat into long bite-size sticks that kids can easily grab and dip to their hearts’ desire. Include a rainbow of options to tantalize the eyes and taste buds, plus the more colors the more vitamins they’ll be eating. For many fruits and veggies, you can cut up a week’s worth on Sunday and then simply pack each day before school.Win a $10,000 Savings BondSupport your kids’ learning now, and take steps to help ensure success down the road by entering to win a Savings Bond. From July 15 to September 15, visit www.LifeoftheLunchbox.com to enter the Life of a Lunchbox sweepstakes for a chance to win a $10,000 Savings Bond for your child. An additional 100 2nd prize winners will receive a Lunchbox Bundle that includes Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks, Nature’s Harvest bread and a $50 gift card for school supplies. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSBack-to-school mealsLunch Box Solutions Previous articleCan Delays in Diagnosing Dementia Put Seniors at Risk?Next article9/11 Memorial update and more at NORWF this week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Traffic Alert: Two Apopka roads obstructed this evening

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSFlorida Department of Transportation Previous articlePastor Morgan takes the reins as Ministerial Alliance PresidentNext articleBlue Darters drop in final Spectrum Sports Poll Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Traffic Alert:From The Florida Department of Transportation: Two Apopka roads will be obstructed this evening because the Orlando Paving Company will be milling and resurfacing the southbound and northbound turn lanes from Sheeler to Sprint on US 441. They will also be working on US 441 and Edgewood. The closures will be tonight and each day from 7PM until 6AM through Saturday. The project consists of milling and resurfacing US 441/O.B.T. (SR 500) from south of Sprint Boulevard to Central Avenue (CR 437A). It also includes base work, shoulder treatment, drainage improvements, curb and gutters, traffic signals, highway signing and sidewalks/shared according to the FDOT. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Terrace House / Formwerkz Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/544546/terrace-house-formwerkz-architects Clipboard Terrace House / Formwerkz Architects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/544546/terrace-house-formwerkz-architects Clipboard ArchDaily CopyHouses•Singapore “COPY” Save this picture!© Albert Lim+ 15 Share photographs:  Albert LimPhotographs:  Albert LimStructure Engineer:Portwood & AssociatesLandscape:Kosin ContractorBuilder:Emma Construction Pte LtdDesign Team:Alan Tay, Iskanda Idris, Cai XunCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Albert LimText description provided by the architects. The semi-detached house in Singapore is re-built for a multi-generation family who has stayed in the same street the past forty years. When the family has decided to rebuild their house to meet the changing needs of the extended household, they wanted their house to be introverted to safeguard their privacy in reaction to the towering neighbor next door where most of the rooms overlook their compound. The wanted a design that can accommodate the need for growth in the future.Save this picture!© Albert LimFrom the street, the structure resembles a concrete ruin overran with wild landscape, concealing a voluminous space within. Internally, the house is organized around a central landscaped atrium where the communal spaces at all floors are spatially connected to encourage greater interaction between the extended family. A series of terracing planter boxes support the tropical foliage along the party wall, filtering daylight into this central atrium space.Save this picture!SectionThe terracing rooftop culminates the journey as a place of respite amidst the changing suburban landscape. We imagined the terrace to be conducive to sit and have a conversation while looking out in the same direction, sharing the same moment, like one do in a park.Save this picture!© Albert LimProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Fukuchiyama / arakawa Architects & AssociatesSelected ProjectsMoleskine Livescribe Notebooks: Analog and Digital Together at LastArchitecture News Share Singapore Architects: Formwerkz Architects Photographs Houses Projects Terrace House / Formwerkz ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTerrace House / Formwerkz Architects CopyAbout this officeFormwerkz ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSingaporePublished on September 08, 2014Cite: “Terrace House / Formwerkz Architects” 08 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Save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

House of Cracks / Chaoffice

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938115/house-of-cracks-chaoffice Clipboard “COPY” Houses Photographs:  Yumeng Zhu, Zhi Cheng Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House of Cracks / Chaoffice Architects: Chaoffice Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: DONGFANG JINGRAN BUILDING DECORATIONArchitect In Charge:Zhi ChengDesign Team:Zhi Cheng, Youjiang ZhangClient:Yufei QinCity:BeijingCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!North facade and surrounding evironmentRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. After the passing of the clients’ father, she, along with her husband decided to move into her mother’s home along with their 5 year old son. Because of the increase in family members, the old house needed to be rebuilt to accommodate 5 people, namely the wife and husband, the grandmother, the son, and their dog, Chuanchuan.Save this picture!The main living room on 1st floorSave this picture!axonometric 1FSave this picture!The Book room on 2nd floor. Image © Zhi ChengThe project is located in Pinggu District, Beijing, a typical example of an area nearby large city but with a comparatively slow rate of development.Save this picture!Entrance spaceWe kept a gap between our building and the neighbor’s. A true open air “yard” appeared. An independent building with four facades facing out toward the air takes the place of the so called “town house” which directly touched one another. This was our first “crack” within the design; via the open yard, sunlight would arrive the north wall in winter.Save this picture!The main living roomSave this picture!Courtesy of ChaofficeSave this picture!sectionSave this picture!The Main living room and yardAccording to local planning laws, new buildings should not be more than 2 floors. In addition, our new building needed to be at a height of 10 meters in reference to that of the neighbor’s. As a project goal, we need to design a building with 2 floors, 10 meters high.Save this picture!The northern section of the yard. Image © Zhi ChengIt may cause problem if we just divided 10 meters equally in to two floors. As a result, we designed different heights in different areas, high ceiling chambers full of sunlight with clear, far views. Along with low ceilings, quiet and in shadow with plenty of privacy.Save this picture!Chuanchuan and YardThe spacial conditions vary, with differences between areas facing the urban environment or the “yard in gap”. Half of the building incorporates high ceilings on the first floor, with low ceilings on the second floor. In the other half, low ceilings are on the first floor, high ceilings on the second. This relationship generates a new “crack” existing between left and right.Save this picture!Kitchen. Image © Zhi ChengIn first floor rooms which incorporate high ceilings, we kept a distance between walls and ceiling, the 800mm high “cracks” providing possibilities to link various rooms, and make all spaces form a single entity. And in second floor, the 800mm height became a huge desk surrounding the book room.Save this picture!The moon shaped crack provide a route linking different public roomsI focus on “continuity” a lot and try to incorporate it into each of our projects. “House of Cracks” is no exception. As technology develops and people’s customs change, the daily lives of Chinese families have also changed dramatically. The traditional family system has collapsed, and the close relationships between family members have quickly faded away. House of cracks connect different public area also connect indoor and outdoor.Save this picture!Grandma’s bedroom. Image © Zhi ChengThe entrance space, kitchen, living room, book room, etc., they contrast the independent nature of the bedrooms. An invisible force and regulation is formed. Besides sleeping, people are encouraged to meet one another and enjoy life as a family.Save this picture!The Book room and the urban environmentAll “cracks” which are formed by tectonic logic, provide light, shadow, wind, fresh air, and the freedom of people’s action and view.Save this picture!East facade. Image © Zhi ChengProject gallerySee allShow less1000m2 Prefabricated Housing / SUMMARYSelected ProjectsLove2 House / Takeshi Hosaka ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938115/house-of-cracks-chaoffice Clipboard Photographs 2019 House of Cracks / ChaofficeSave this projectSaveHouse of Cracks / Chaofficecenter_img Area:  320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!Hight difference+ 40Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share Projects ArchDaily “COPY” CopyHouses•Beijing, China China Year:  CopyAbout this officeChaofficeOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBeijingOn InstagramOn FacebookChinaPublished on April 30, 2020Cite: “House of Cracks / Chaoffice” 30 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?缝中之家 / 察社办公室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

Shop to Give

Founded in 1997, Shop2Give does not charge non-profits or their shoppers: income is generated from retailers and from online advertising.Shop2Give also offer online marketing services for their online shop.  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Shop2Give.com offers US non-profits an easy way to add online charity shopping to their Web site. Their Customized Shopping Mall service offers non-profits a Setup Wizard which, it is claimed, will get a non-profit up and trading via the Shop2Give site in about 10 minutes. The service is free to non-profits.Shop2Give.com offers US non-profits an easy way to add online charity shopping to their Web site. Their Customized Shopping Mall service offers non-profits a Setup Wizard which, it is claimed, will get a non-profit up and trading via the Shop2Give site in about 10 minutes. The service is free to non-profits.Participating non-profits receive a percentage of each sale from retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Avon. Advertisement Shop to Give Howard Lake | 5 April 1999 | News 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Relief at Hague court decision not to prosecute three Croatian journalists

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more CroatiaEurope – Central Asia News December 2, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts June 16, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Relief at Hague court decision not to prosecute three Croatian journalists CroatiaEurope – Central Asia News November 23, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders welcomes the decision by Carla del Ponte of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia not to prosecute three Croatian journalists who published testimony that was given secretly to the court. But a fourth Croatian journalist held in contempt of court still faces a prison sentence. News to go further Follow the news on Croatia Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Help by sharing this information News Organisation Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Reporters Without Borders voiced relief today at yesterday’s decision by Carla del Ponte, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), not to prosecute three extreme-right-wing Croatian journalists accused of being in contempt of court for revealing the identity of a protected witness, current Croatian President Stipe Mesic. Marijan Krizic, the managing editor of the far-right weekly Hrvatsko Slovo, Stjepan Seselj, its editor, and Domagoj Margetic, one of its former journalists, had faced sentences of up to seven years in prison and fines of 100,000 euros. In all, five Croatian journalists have been accused by the ICTY of knowingly obstructing its working by revealing confidential information.“We considered these prosecutions to be improper, and the potential penalties out of all proportion to the alleged offence,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Other news media had reported that President Mesic was a witness. His safety was no longer threatened when these journalists did it. The ICTY itself recognised this when it lifted the secrecy surrounding his testimony.”The press freedom organisation added: “Their conviction could have set a dangerous precedent for all members of the press involved in this kind of case. We hope that the other Croatian journalist still facing contempt of court charges, Josip Jovic, will not be prosecuted either.”Krizic, Seselj and Margetic were accused of publishing the secret testimony which Mesic gave when he appeared in 1997 at the trial of Bosnian Croat general, Tihomir Blaskic. They published it in December 2004, at a time when it had already been published by the Veritas website (www.veritas.org.yu) in 1999, and by the Bosnian daily Bih Dani in 2001.Jovic, the editor of the daily Slobodna Damacija, has been the subject of a separate prosecution by the ICTY since the beginning of this month, although the charge against him is the same and he too faces up to seven years in prison and a fine of 100,000 euros. A fifth journalist found in contempt of court, Hrvatski List editor Ivica Marijacic, was sentenced on 10 March to a fine of 15,000 euros. He got in touch with a former head of the SIS intelligence service, who gave him the name of another protected witness in the Blaskic case, a Dutch army officer, and a transcript of his testimony. Marijacic has appealed against his conviction.President Mesic himself told the press he favoured lifting the secrecy concerning his testimony and thereby ending this situation. The ICTY in effect lifted the secrecy on 24 January.Reporters Without Borders is preparing a special report on contempt of court prosecutions by international tribunals against journalists. It will argue that some of these prosecutions are arbitrary and that the alleged need to protect a witness could prove to be spurious and could cloak political interests. RSF_en last_img read more

Palestinian journalist goes missing in Damascus while doing research on Hamas

first_imgNews February 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en January 19, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Palestinian journalist goes missing in Damascus while doing research on Hamas SyriaMiddle East – North Africa SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is worried about Moheeb Al-Nawathy, a Palestinian journalist who went missing two weeks ago in Syria. His family has had no word from him since 5 January, nine days after he arrived in Damascus to do research for a book he is writing about Hamas.Al-Nawathy was due to have returned on 9 January to Norway, where he has resided as a political refugee since 2007. His family reported his disappearance to the Norwegian police on 11 January. Reporters Without Borders calls on the Syrian authorities to do everything possible to locate him.A former Gaza resident, Al-Nawathy is regarded as a Fatah supporter. His first book, published in 2002, was entitled “Hamas from the inside.” He used to work for the website of the Dubai-based satellite TV station Al-Arabiya.His wife reported his disappearance to the Palestinian embassy in Oslo as well as to the Norwegian authorities, while his Gaza-based relatives and the Union of Palestinian Journalists have issued a joint appeal for information as to his whereabouts.Meanwhile, Tal Al-Mallouhi, a 19-year-old student and blogger who has been detained since December 2009, was brought before a state security in Damascus for the second time on 17 January. Her first appearance before the court was on 19 November, after she had been held incommunicado for nearly 11 months (http://en.rsf.org/syria-young-woman-blogger-brought-before-27-11-2010,38911.html).Mallouhi, who wrote about the Palestinian cause in her blog, is reportedly accused of spying for the United States. She is being held in solitary confinement in Duma prison, near Damascus. Internet users all over the world have been calling for her release (http://freetal.com/). News to go furthercenter_img Organisation Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Help by sharing this information News Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Receive email alerts March 8, 2021 Find out more Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Follow the news on Syrialast_img read more