Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) 2011 abridged results.Company ProfilePortland Holdings Limited, trading as PPC Zimbabwe, manufactures and markets quality cement and cement by-products for the construction industry in Zimbabwe, producing up to 1.8 million tons of cement per annum. Established in 1913, PPC Zimbabwe supplies customers in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The company has three manufacturing plants that are regarded as the most modern operations in southern Africa; located in Colleen Bawn, Bulawayo and Harare. The company has interests in limestone mining, and manufacturing and distributing metallurgical-grade limestone, burnt lime and burnt dolomite; as well as the supply of ready-mix concrete, dry mortars and fly ash. Well-known PPC products available in Zimbabwe include SureBuild, Sureroad, Unicem and PMC. PPC Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Jubilee Holdings Limited (JUB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 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) 2019 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 Exchange
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Nikolai Vladimirovich NerushAge 50 (24 July 1960)Birthplace MoscowCoaching history VVA MoninoRecord as Russia coach (November 2008-present)P21 W12 L8 D1He’s achieved all he can domestically. Now Nikolai Nerush is facing the toughest challenge of his career to date. He tells Lúcás Ó’Ceallacháin why he can’t wait…Nikolai Nerush is a realist. Drawn in a World Cup pool containing Australia, Ireland, Italy and the USA, the Russia head coach knows the challenge in New Zealand will be huge.“This is the first time we have qualified for a Rugby World Cup,” explains Nerush. “The priority for us is to approach every game as a new challenge and to show the rugby world and the Russian public that we can play rugby with the best.“We want to put in four good performances and have set ourselves the target of one victory in our first Rugby World Cup. Even this will be a monumental challenge.“We hope to play our game our way. The style of the national team involves a fast, dynamic game in attack, solid set-piece, organised defence and a fast counter-attacking game. We know the current level of Russian rugby is a long way from that of Australia, Italy or Ireland, but we’ll do our best to perform at maximum capacity.”Nerush doubles up as head coach of Russian club side VVA Monino in the Moscow region. He has also played for and been a youth coach at VVA, who are known as the ‘Lyechiki’ or ‘Pilots’, due to their connection with the aviation academy that has trained fighter pilots and cosmonauts. VVA have won everything there is to win in Russian rugby and, with playing numbers in the country limited, the squad make up the bulk of the national team.“There is only really a pool of about 50 to 60 players for us to choose the national team from in Russia,” he says. “Sevens has allowed us to see other players in action before bringing them into the national team. The experience that the players can gain there is a real bonus for the national team, but it’s also a struggle for managing the welfare of players.“At times I’ve been criticised for not choosing more players from outside VVA, but I have to do what is best for the national team. Now we’re starting to see a new generation of players coming through, as evidenced by the young side that did so well in the Hong Kong Sevens this year.” The preparations for the World Cup have been ongoing since their 21-21 draw in Romania in 2010 ensured their qualification for the tournament. “We have been around the world and back, training in South Africa, New Zealand and England. We have played more games than ever, adding Tests against Canada and Japan as well as games against New Zealand clubs,” says Nerush.“This season we were able to try new things in the European Nations Cup as World Cup qualification was already secured and there was no real pressure. We’ve tried players in different positions and given new players opportunities to play. We’re now closer to knowing what our best 15 is.”The coaching team has changed with forwards coach Steve Diamond departing for Sale and Australian strength and conditioning coach Nigel Ashley-Jones also leaving. But Nerush has faith in the group coaching Russia at the Churchill Cup this month.“Steve and Nigel were big losses for us as they brought a lot of innovation and expertise to our set-up. We’re fortunate to have Kingsley Jones come in and for Henry Paul to stay on. We still have plenty of time together with the Churchill Cup and camps, so we’ll gel as a unit and prepare the team.”Nerush’s own playing achievements are numerous, but he prefers to focus on the enjoyment the national team has brought him. “I’ve won a lot of things as a coach, everything you can in Russia domestically, and now we’re heading to a World Cup.It’s been a long journey and I share the excitement of the players, staff and fans about the adventure ahead of us in New Zealand.”This article appeared in Part 1 of our Rugby World Cup Supplement.To get a copy of the supplement contact [email protected] Or click here if you prefer a digital version of the magazineAnd if you’d like 50% off a subscription to Rugby World Magazine click here
Dylan Hartley will spend another six weeks in the cooler but it might be good news for Eddie Jones ahead of the Six Nations LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight Depending on which side of the fence you sit on, and no-one is sitting on it, Dylan Hartley is either a brilliant England captain who has made the odd mistake, but dragged his team out of the gutter, or rugby’s equivalent of a mad axe murderer who deserves to be hung, drawn and quartered.The truth is somewhere between the two but, as Hartley contemplates another six weeks in the cooler, he can count himself slightly lucky and Eddie Jones can count himself even more fortunate that his man is around for the Six Nations.There have been calls for a life ban for Hartley, following his latest misdemeanour, but not too many of them have come from anyone from England, or associated with the English team and there is a reason why and a reason why Jones might just have hit the jackpot again.Hartley is more important to England than he is to Northampton – if club team selection is anything to go by – he has only played three hours of rugby for the Saints this season and they seem to prefer Mikey Haywood at club level.Chosen one: Mikey Haywood is getting preferred at SaintsJust like England’s centrally contracted cricketers who spend their lives on national duty, Hartley is an international player and Jones staked his reputation on him about 12 months ago- he seems to have known the deal.Just over a year ago news leaked out that Jones, newly installed as England head coach after the disastrous World Cup, was planning to give the hooker the national captaincy. That was greeted with derision from some quarters and incredulity from others.Aussie Jones spent a lot of time at the racetrack in his younger days and this one smacked of a gamble. Firebrand hooker, loads of bans, missed a World Cup and a British & Irish Lions tour because of brushes with the law – it was all going to end in tears.But so far the only tears have been coming from England’s opponents who were seen off 13 times in 2016. No wonder the RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie rushed to Hartley’s defence the day before his latest disciplinary hearing saying that good old Dylan had plenty of credit in the bank.Weighty support: Ian Ritchie has given his backing to HartleyJones was in the stands at Franklin’s Gardens last Friday when Hartley went about adding to his suspension count with a dangerous tackle in Northampton’s Champions Cup clash with Leinster on Irish flanker Sean O’Brien.When he trotted on as a replacement Hartley had served 54 weeks in the cooler and, after Wednesday’s night verdict, that will be 60 weeks by 23 January when he is free to play again. Jones’ hands were in his hands but on reflection he might not think that a month-and-a-half is too bad a thing for his leader and a man who he says, along with Owen Farrell, is the driver of the side.Cynics might say Ritchie was getting a shot in early, and the RFU were flexing their muscles, but Hartley’s offence occurred under the jurisdiction of the European Rugby bods and the panel was made up of two Welshmen and an Italian. Seeing red: Dylan Hartley is sent off against Leinster Credit: Getty Images Hartley got five weeks for the tackle, two weeks for his massive charge sheet and a week knocked off for saying sorry and pleading guilty. And his ban ends just as England’s Six Nations preparations are in full swing and that can only spell good news for Jones.Leadership: Dylan Hartley has led England with aplomb over the last yearJones has had the Midas touch since he took over the England gig. Rugby in the land of the world’s biggest and richest union was in disarray after they hosted a party when they were kicked out by the bouncers before the canapés were even served.Hartley has plenty of previous on the disciplinary front but he also has previous on coming back on top of his game when he has little to no rugby. And Jones has got lucky on this front.His captain will play no competitive rugby between now and the end of January and when he does get a crack at a game it will be against France at Twickenham. In between, Hartley will surely get his nut down and then appear at England’s scheduled training camp ahead of the Six Nations fired up and ready to go. Jones will have plenty of time in that week to decide if Hartley is ready and put him through his paces.This is a 30-year old front rower we are talking about. Hartley has been around the block and could probably do with a decent bit of feet-up time – he has proved, like David Gower back in the day, he can play at the highest level without too much aggravation with domestic sport.Nothing to see here: Warren Gatland is unperturbed by Hartley’s disciplinary problemsBetween England’s Grand Slam game against France, in March, when Hartley was knocked sparko and on the deck for 10 minutes, and his reappearance in national colours, against Wales in May, he played precisely 17 minutes of rugby – off the bench for Northampton against Gloucester.After that he played 76 minutes against the Welsh in the 27-13 win at Twickenham and then led England to a 3-0 win series win over Australia. Think of the upsides for the England boss.He gets a captain who will be steaming, who will be fit and without any niggles and a bloke who is raring to go again. The world and his wife are cracking on about player welfare, quite rightly, but Hartley is one player who won’t be heading to the Six Nations opener jaded. And that could be even better news for Warren Gatland when it comes to Lions time in New Zealand.Hartley knows he owes Jones one and Jones is almost certain to expect payback and he will probably get it. I wonder what Eddie’s lottery numbers are.
Northampton Saints were training while the squad announcement was taking place so it was the club’s director of rugby Chris Boyd who revealed that Dan Biggar and Courtney Lawes would be part of the squad travelling to South Africa. Lions chairman Jason Leonard announces the 2021 squad (Inpho/Getty Images) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The Lions deliver emotions at all points of the spectrum – and the tour hasn’t even started yet! It was a similar situation at Glasgow Warriors HQ when scrum-half Ali Price and prop Zander Fagerson were named… These videos show what it means to be picked for the British & Irish touring party Of course, there was also huge disappointment for those players not selected.Bristol and England tighthead Kyle Sinckler, who toured with the 2017 Lions, was one of the surprise omissions, and he described feeling “gutted” on social media before getting behind those who have been selected… Watch: Players react to Lions selectionGetting picked in a British & Irish Lions squad is the pinnacle for players in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales – and these videos show just how much it means.Several clubs captured the moment players from their teams were announced in the Lions party to tour South Africa this summer, with the celebrations of their team-mates emphasising the significance of the achievement.At Gloucester, there were huge cheers when Scotland centre Chris Harris’s name was read out by Lions chairman Jason Leonard… These moments are also important to players’ families. Wales hooker Ken Owens will be going on his second tour – to the delight of his son Efan’s class… Bath’s squad were sitting comfortably to hear Anthony Watson and Taulupe Faletau being selected… Harlequins’ Danny Care, who had been in selection discussions at scrum-half, was another quick to show his support for the squad picked… Maro Itoje spoke of the honour of being selected on Twitter, while also looking forward to passing on the responsibility of looking after mascot BIL to the youngest member of the 2021 squad, Louis Rees-Zammit… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Projects photographs: Filip DujardinPhotographs: Filip Dujardin Text description provided by the architects. The ambitions of AG SOB (Ghent Urban Development Corporation) go further than developing new urban districts and redrawing, in broad gestures, the existing urban fabric. Their Kavel project is an exercise in the precise implementation of small-scale housing following unconventional principles. The corporation seeks opportunities within the urban fabric – arising if necessary through demolition – to build new homes, either individually or in groups ranging from two or three to seven or eight. However, they do not manage everything themselves. Instead, they offer the site to a young or otherwise suitable family, selected from a number of candidates, as a package complete with a selected architect, on highly advantageous terms. The deal is also bound by stringent conditions for financing and program requirements: a high grade of sustainability is required on a practically impossible budget.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinMuch remains to be said about the meagre budgets, about the arbitrary selection process and about the exemplary role of the projects – as real examples or only as exceptional examples. But it is the boldness that matters. Having the courage to approach property development in a new way is probably the only way to help property development out of its (real or alleged) predicament. Four plots, or to be precise four families, declare themselves. Four houses are drawn. At first sight four identical houses, but none of them is exactly the same. Not only are the plots different but the families too. Actually, they may be really four different problem situations. Like any other assignment, they have nothing to do with one another. Or maybe they do.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinOne thing these houses have in common is that they were designed in section rather than in plan. That is certainly the approach taken to each of these houses, as it was for many preliminary studies. It was not only the families that had to put in an application for these projects; so did the architects. The candidate architects first received an imaginary project to design. The exercise conformed to the real parameters of developing on inner city sites: narrow but deep, and of course multiple floors.Save this picture!Floor PlanDesigning by section is actually a consequence of this type of site. The activity of dwelling is always organized vertically, from daytime domesticity to sleeping. The main problem this poses is how to bring daylight down to the lower floors.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinAnother aspect that the houses share is the attempt to deal with the demands of the situation; but not just with the narrow, deep plan. Two of the four houses were faced with additional irregularities. In one case, the walls of the adjacent properties force the plot to taper practically to a point; in the other, the plot is so irregular that the house gains what could be described as a third facade.Save this picture!Floor PlanFour houses have a special economy; but always assuming the possibility of influencing the eventual detailing as early as the initial shell design. A single house cannot do that. House W is a simple stack of rooms. The house is pure white. Defined design aims are always points of departure, never targets in their own right. But deviations from those aims are only feasible when they are unambiguous. In the case of House W, the stacked rooms benefit from the whiteness. The adopted stacking height makes it possible to halve the depth of the dwelling. This shape is surrounded by a full-height garden fence, which follows the given plot contours but leaves room for a front garden and a back garden, with the built volume in the middle.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinHouse M was the first in a series of houses which were an exercise in the materiality of the shell;* in how everything could fit together. Every brick bond was drawn. But when something did not fit exactly, an unexpected choice might be made; something that did not fit was not forced to fit. A beam to be positioned on a spread support on a wall that follows a stepped line, positions itself as it is: everything is slightly shifted. The slight shift is what makes it visually interesting. This inspires the decision, in another situation, to allow wooden beams to simply lie on a transverse concrete beam and admit sunlight between them.Save this picture!Floor PlanHouse A continues the exercise. The shell itself provides colour. House M sometimes has a pinkish diffused light and sometimes yellowish. The terracotta colour of the large utility bricks is slightly different every time, like shades of natural materials. House A alternates the practically constant colour intonation of concrete blocks with wooden beams and floors, and white walls. The pure play of light is paramount here. Concrete blocks absorb. The walls reflect. The wooden beams add just enough colour.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinHouse T is one of four houses in a Kavel ensemble which have to deal with a bizarrely tapering site due to the adjacent party walls, reaching a point at the bottom of the garden. House T is at the right side of the ensemble (the house at the left side was also a prospect, but this changed later). A rear wall which retreats on each successive storey and a roof disconnected from the party wall of the house on the right may form, apart from House W, the most explicit implementation of designing in the section. This design lets the light penetrate everywhere, so turning the tapering plot shape to advantage.Save this picture!SectionCutaways are a motif, or an approach, that appears in each of these houses – if only for the sake of how the houses relate to the street. Each front door retreats, leaving room for a second front, forming a porch where a visitor can wait until the door opens. Or it could be a loggia? While the facade on the line of the street is opaque, the second facade line is open. Despite being set back from the street facade, it has slightly better visual contact with the street; although without any loss of privacy. Houses M and A make the loggia more explicit. House W almost suggests a front garden. House T transfers this motif over the roof to beneath the rear facade.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinDespite the impossible financial conditions, the houses explore the margins of a certain brutalism, but with a certain precision – in the same way as coal and diamond are chemically the same. Although sustainability (low energy consumption) is present, it is present in the way cement is in a brick wall: indispensible, but scarcely telling a story. Sustainability is never a story. It is a form of economy as it should be, incontrovertible but not discussed.Save this picture!SectionThe way the houses relate to the city. What living in the city is like. What living is like. That’s what it is about. Not one of the four proposals isn’t about that.Project gallerySee allShow lessAD Classics: Bibliotheca Alexandrina / SnøhettaArchitecture ClassicsWOTHOUSE / NSW ASSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Belgium Photographs Year: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/593194/kavel-houses-architecten-de-vylder-vinck-taillieu Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/593194/kavel-houses-architecten-de-vylder-vinck-taillieu Clipboard Save this picture!© Filip Dujardin+ 54 Share 2013 Kavel Houses / Architecten de Vylder Vinck TaillieuSave this projectSaveKavel Houses / Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu 2013 Houses Year: Architects: architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu Year Completion year of this architecture project Kavel Houses / Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu “COPY” CopyHouses•Ghent, Belgium CopyAbout this officearchitecten De Vylder Vinck TaillieuOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGhentMies van der Rohe AwardHousesBelgiumPublished on February 02, 2015Cite: “Kavel Houses / Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu” 02 Feb 2015. 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ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/887102/golestan-apartment-razan-architects Clipboard “COPY” Construction:Hamrah Sanat Co.Supervision:Razan ArchitectsStructure:Karab Isatis Co.Electrical:Mr. KalhorMechanical:Mr. BoostanProject Manager:Saeid SouriDesign Team:Nasim Nouri, Behrouz Samadi, Golafrouz Alanour, Hamed Ahmadi, Minoo Pour Rahmat, Arash Rezayizadegan, Shaghayegh Daneshmand, Yazdan EbrahimiCity:TehranCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Parham TaghioffRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinText description provided by the architects. Golestan Residential Building is located in a wide dead end, with a maximum height of 20 meters close to a military area. The quiet atmosphere of the alley, which is due to its proper width and impassability, and also the green mass of the tree in the courtyard, led us to pay special attention to the main pavement of the project, and use this potential for Improve the quality of indoor spaces and make communication with the yard and the city. In this regard, the role of the terraces as the spaces of this communication becomes more remarkable.Creating double height terraces that do not overlook is a challenge that transformed the facade into stepped terraces, and was also a response to the aspect ratio of the building. The shadings and the filled and empty spaces and stretching the facade material into the interior spaces have improved the quality of living space. Save this picture!SectionHere, by scattering and increasing the number of voids at the project, lighting is provided for three units directly and for one of them, three separate voids on three different sides are considered. The lobby of the elevators and the middle sections of the larger units also benefit from natural light.Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffIn this project, by lowering a part of the yard as much as one floor, a semi-closed and a secure outdoor space has been created in order to be dedicated to the children’s playground and a place for inhabitants to relax or have a friendly chat.Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffWith the construction of new buildings in an alley and the destruction of old buildings, the image of the inhabitants of their neighborhood is ruined and gradually disappears, and after all, all forms are completely changed. In order to respect the visual memory of the people from the walls of the alley, we decided to preserve the walls of the old property and, for the openings, we considered glass walls, so that the inhabitants can experience continuous sight through the walls. Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffProject gallerySee allShow lessPoolhouse O / Steven VandenborreSelected ProjectsManhwaricano / Rieuldorang AtelierSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Tehran, Tehran Province, IranLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Iran Manufacturers: Azarakhsh Brick, KWC, Kale Projects Photographs Photographs: Parham Taghioff, Afrouz Khazayi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architect: Area: 8000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Housing 2017 “COPY” Golestan Apartment / Razan ArchitectsSave this projectSaveGolestan Apartment / Razan ArchitectsSave this picture!© Parham Taghioff+ 27Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Architects: Razan Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year: Navid Emami Golestan Apartment / Razan Architects CopyAbout this officeRazan ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingTehranIranPublished on January 18, 2018Cite: “Golestan Apartment / Razan Architects” 18 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Photographs: French + Tye Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Save this picture!© French + Tye+ 27Curated by Paula Pintos Share Contractor: Evelyn Street House / Gruff Area: 294 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960282/evelyn-street-house-gruff Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960282/evelyn-street-house-gruff Clipboard CopyHouses, Extension•London, United Kingdom “COPY” CopyAbout this officeGruffOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionEnglandLondonUnited KingdomPublished on April 22, 2021Cite: “Evelyn Street House / Gruff” 22 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) voiced dismay today at the arrest of Bangladeshi magazine editor Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury in Dhaka on 29 November as he was about to leave for Israel to take part in a symposium. He is accused of spying for Israel on the basis of the text of a speech he was to have given on the role of the media in the dialogue between Muslims and Jews. He could be charged with sedition for which the sentence could be death.”While the international community is debating a new peace plan for the Middle East, the government of Bangladesh decides to arrest a journalist who advocates a peaceful solution to the conflict,” Reporters Without Borders said in a letter to foreign minister Morshed Khan, calling on him to intercede to get Choudhury released on bail. The editor of the weekly entertainment magazine Blitz, Choudhury was detained by police at Dhaka airport as he was about to board a flight to Tel Aviv via Bangkok. A Dhaka judge has granted police permission to hold him for seven days. He is reportedly being held in Cantonment police station where secret service officers are said to be interrogating him in an attempt to get him to admit to spying for Israel.Choudhury was recently named as head of the Bangladeshi branch of the International Forum for Literature and Culture for Peace (IFLAC), which links writers who campaign for peace. He was to have given his speech today in Tel Aviv at a symposium held by the Hebrew Writers Association.His participation would have been a first for a Bangladeshi journalist. Bangladesh and Israel have no diplomatic relations and Bangladeshis do not have the right to travel to Israel. In his speech, Choudhury would have stressed the key role which the news media of the Muslim countries have to play in constructing peace in the Middle East. The secret services claim that the documents found in his briefcase, especially the text of his speech and reports about the human rights situation in Bangladesh, are evidence of spying on behalf of Israel. A few hours after his arrest, police seized all the computer equipment, including printers and CD-ROMs, at the offices of his magazine and at his home.IFLAC president Ada Aharoni told Reporters Without Borders by telephone that her organisation has no links with the Israeli authorities. She said she deeply deplored Choudhury’s arrest, which she described as an unwarranted attack on an advocate of dialogue between Muslims and Jews. IFLAC recently held a symposium that brought together Muslim and Jewish intellectuals in Turkey. RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage News Follow the news on Bangladesh News News May 19, 2021 Find out more December 1, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Magazine editor held on charge of spying for Israel Organisation Receive email alerts February 26, 2021 Find out more News Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Help by sharing this information BangladeshAsia – Pacific RSF_en to go further BangladeshAsia – Pacific Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists February 22, 2021 Find out more
Reporters Without Borders, with support from Google, Thursday awarded its Netizen of the Year 2013 award to Vietnamese blogger Huynh Ngoc Chenh. Reporters Without Borders chose the nominees and more than 40,000 Internet users visited the YouTube site from around the world. They selected the winner on Reporters’ You Tube Channel. The award ceremony will take place in Paris on March 12 at the Google office on the occasion of the World Day against Cyber Censorship.Huynh Ngoc Chenh is one of Vietnam’s most influential blogger. His blog attracts about 15,000 visitors per day, even though readers must use software to circumvent censorship to gain access. Chenh criticizes the government and defends freedom of expression. He focuses on issues of democracy, human rights and the territorial disputes between Vietnam and China. Authorities have threatened him numerous times for his articles and police monitor his communications. News March 7, 2013 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Reporters Without Borders Awards Vietnamese blogger Huynh Ngoc Chenh Organisation RSF_en “This award represents an inspiration to me as well as for all bloggers, independent journalists in Vietnam, those who face the restrictions about the right of freedom of expression,” Huynh Ngoc Chenh said by telephone from Ho Chi Minh City. “It demonstrates the world community’s support and will make us more audacious in raising our concerns and continue our struggle for freedom of information. It will help people scared off and speaking out.”Vietnam is on the list of “Enemies of the Internet” by Reporters Without Borders and is the 172nd out of 179 in the latest World Press Freedom Index. Bloggers and other netizens are facing particular repression. Their relatives are also harassed and threatened. The authorities have stepped up efforts to increase surveillance and remove “sensitive” contents. On January 9, 14 dissidents – including 8 bloggers and citizen-journalists – were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 3 to 13 years. With 31 bloggers and citizen-journalists currently behind bars, Vietnam is the third largest prison in the world for netizens behind China and Oman. “We are pleased to award this prize to a courageous Vietnamese blogger and thereby recognize the activities of online news providers in a country marked by draconian censorship and growing surveillance of dissidents,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“Despite the risks, bloggers and netizens continue to inform their fellow citizens. In Vietnam, they now fill the void left by the state-run media, which are subjected to very strict news control and relay the government’s views. By tackling subjects that are sensitive but of general interest, Huynh Ngoc Chenh helps freedom of information to progress in his country. He is an example for netizens all over the world to follow.”Today, according to Google, some 40 countries are engaged in Internet censorship. Google was the first company to publish a Transparency report that shows interruptions to the flow of information from our tools and services. Google also is a founding member of the Global Network Initiative, a multi-stakeholder organization — including human rights and press freedom groups, investors, academics, and companies — whose members commit to protect online free expression.“We’re proud to support Reporters Without Borders with this important prize that highlights the pressure many governments around the globe are are putting on the Internet,” said William Echikson, Head of Free Expression for Europe, Africa and Middle-East at Google. “Our products ‐‐ from search and Blogger to YouTube and Google Docs ‐‐ have been blocked in more than 25 of the approximately 150 countries where we offer our services. Initiatives such as the Netizen prize shine a light on those who stand up in support for online free expression.”Reporters Without Borders launched the World Day against cyber-censorship back in 2008 in order to protect a single Internet, free and accessible to all. Google has partnered with Reporters Without Borders in 2010 to award the annual Netizen who recognizes a user, blogger or cyber-dissident who has distinguished himself by his advocacy of Internet freedom of expression. Reporters Without Borders will release on March 12 the 2013 Enemies of the Internet report, a special issue dedicated to online surveillance that points out to a selection of countries and companies. Help by sharing this information